New Nonfiction Titles

Good Grief by Theresa Caputo: After more than a decade of being a practicing medium, Theresa Caputo brings the powerful lessons she has learned about grief, healing, and finding happiness in the wake of tragedy.

Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson: Drawing on thousands of pages from Leonardo’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo’s genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as curiosity, careful observation, and imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy.

The Allies Strike Back by James Holland: While Germany’s invasion of Russia unfolds in the east, in the west, the Americans formally enter the war. In North Africa, after setbacks at the hands of Rommel, the Allies storm to victory. Meanwhile, the bombing of Germany escalates, aiming to destroy Nazi industry and crush civilian morale. The Allies Strike Back is a captivating book by a supremely skilled historian.

Let Trump be Trump by Corey Lewandowski: A former campaign manager for Donald Trump’s successful 2016 presidential run, offers an insider’s look at the ups and downs on the campaign trail.

Arm Knitting: From scarves and a vest to blankets and rugs, the 30 projects in this book include wearables, accessories, and items for the home. Choose from items knit with chunky yarns, rope, roving, and T-shirt yarn. Knit big, impactful, and impressive items in no time flat.

Prairie Fires by Carolyn Fraser: This book, written by the editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House books, is a thoroughly researched biography of not only Laura Ingalls Wilder, but of her daughter, Rose. Using unpublished manuscripts, letters, financial records, and more, Fraser gives fresh insight into the life of a woman beloved to many.

What Unites Us by Dan Rather: In a collection of essays, the venerated television journalist celebrates our shared values, reminds us of what matters most in our great country, and shows us what patriotism looks like.

Grant by Ron Chernow: Ulysses S. Grant’s life has typically been misunderstood. He is often caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman, or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War. But these stereotypes don’t capture the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency. Ron Chernow finds the threads that bind the disparate stories of Grant together, shedding new light on the man described as “nothing heroic… and yet the greatest hero.”

Forged in Crisis by Nancy Koehn: Presents a portrait of five extraordinary figures–Ernest Shackleton, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Rachel Carson–to illuminate how great leaders are made in times of adversity and the diverse skills they summon in order to prevail.

New Fiction Titles

The Wanted by Robert Crais: When single mother Devon Connor’s teenage son Tyson is flashing cash, she’s afraid he’s dealing drugs. But the truth is devastatingly different. With two other partners in crime, he’s been responsible for a string of high-end burglaries, a crime spree that takes a deadly turn when one of them is murdered and Tyson and his girlfriend disappear.

The North Water by Ian McGuire: The Volunteer, a nineteenth-century Yorkshire whaling ship, becomes the stage for a confrontation between brutal harpooner Henry Drax and ex-army surgeon Patrick Sumner, the ship’s medic, during a violent, ill-fated voyage to the Arctic.

Artemis by Andy Weir: Augmenting her limited income by smuggling contraband to survive on the Moon’s wealthy city of Artemis, Jazz agrees to commit what seems to be a perfect, lucrative crime, only to find herself embroiled in a conspiracy for control of the city.

Darker by E.L. James: Their scorching affair ended in heartbreak and recrimination, but Christian Grey cannot get Anastasia Steele out of his mind, or his blood. Determined to win her back, he tries to suppress his darkest desires and his need for complete control, and to love Ana on her own terms.

Death at Nuremberg by W.E.B. Griffin: Assigned to the Nuremberg war trials to protect the chief prosecutor from a rumored kidnapping, agent James Cronley, Jr., finds himself fighting wars on multiple fronts as he also hunts down an organization that helps Nazi war criminals escape to South America

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden: After Vasilisa’s stepmother forbids the family from honoring the household spirits, Vasilisa senses more hinges upon their rituals than anyone knows. She must call on gifts she has long concealed in order to protect her family from a threat that seems to have stepped from her nurse’s most frightening tales.

Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson: Humanity faces a new Desolation with the return of the Voidbringers, a foe with numbers as great as their thirst for vengeance and unless all the nations of Roshar can put aside Dalinar’s blood-soaked past and stand together–and unless Dalinar himself can confront that past–even the restoration of the Knights Radiant will not prevent the end of civilization.

Year One by Nora Roberts: The sickness came on suddenly, and where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. As word spreads that neither the immune nor the gifted are safe from the authorities who patrol the ravaged streets, travelers are heading west into a new frontier.

Parting Shot by Linwood Barclay: After a tragedy rocks the community of Promise Falls, Cal Weaver is asked to investigate the threats being made to the accused’s family. He’s heard all about it on the news: the young man who drank too much, stole a Porsche and killed a girl, and who claimed afterwards not to remember a single thing. For reasons Cal can’t explain, he accepts the job and finds himself caught up in a vicious revenge plot, chasing someone set on delivering retribution.

New DVDs

Dunkirk: The story unfolds on land, sea, and air as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk with enemy troops closing in.

Cars 3: Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns.

The Mountain Between Us: When a plane they’ve chartered to beat a storm crashes in a remote mountain area, two strangers must trust each other in order to survive the extreme elements. With little hope of rescue, they begin a perilous journey that will shape the course of their lives.

Game of Thrones Season Seven: The long winter is here. The penultimate Season 7 of this blockbuster hit series focuses on a convergence of armies and attitudes that have been brewing for years.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: A single mother discovers a scheme in her son’s book to rescue a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather and sets out to execute the plan at any cost.

The Book of Henry: Continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.

Detroit: Based on the true story of one of the most terrifying secrets in American history of the 1967 Detroit Riots. A security guard gets caught in the crossfire after a late-night police raid sparks a violent revolt that spirals out of control and turns the city into a war zone.

American Assassin: Follows the rise of Mitch Rapp, a CIA black-ops recruit under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley. Together they discover a pattern in the violence, leading them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on settling a personal and professional vendetta that could have cataclysmic results.

Beauty and the Beast (Live Action): The journey of Belle, a bright and independent young woman who takes her father’s place as the prisoner of a beast in his castle

Valerian: In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha. A mystery is at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the city.

New Fiction Titles

Buttons and Lace by Penelope Sky: I owe him a debt. A big one. The payment can’t be settled with money or favors. He only wants one thing. Me. Every action gets a reward. A button. Once I fill his jar with three hundred and sixty-five buttons, he’ll let me go. He’ll let me walk away. But I have to earn every single one. By submitting to the darkest, cruelest, and most beautiful man I’ve ever known.

The People vs. Alex Cross by James Patterson: As Cross fights for his professional life and his freedom, his former partner John Sampson brings him a gruesome, titillating video tied to the mysterious disappearances of several young girls. Despite his suspension from the department, Cross can’t say no to Sampson. Cross will do whatever it takes to stop a dangerous criminal … even if he can’t save himself.

Sleep No More by P.D. James: Sometimes there’s more mystery in the why or how. And although we usually come to know the unfortunate fates of both victim and perpetrator, what of those clever few who plan and carry out what appears to be the perfect crime? The six stories contained here draw us into the thinking, the rationalizations, the dreams and desires, behind both murderous cause and effect.

The Armageddon File by Stephen Coonts: After one of the most contentious and divisive elections in American history, the new president is finally settling into the West Wing. But when his chief of staff discovers evidence that voting machines in key counties in swing states were tampered with, Jake Grafton and Tommy Carmellini race to solve the mystery of a potentially rigged election.

Broken Monsters by Lauren Buekes: Detective Gabriella Versado investigates after disturbing displays that fuse the bodies of murder victims with those of animals are uncovered in abandoned Detroit buildings.

Every Breathe You Take by Mary Higgins Clark: The fifth collaborative novel in the Under Suspicion series by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke, takes place at the Met Gala in New York City.

Untamed by Nora Roberts: Lion-tamer Jovilette Wilder has the heart of a lion and the temper of a wildcat. When she crosses paths with Keane Prescott, her claws are bared. Jo is certain her beguiling new boss endangers everything she cares for at the circus, but can’t deny the overpowering attraction that sizzles between them. Keane’s kisses leave her breathless with longing, but can he tame her heart?

The House of Unexpected Sisters by Alexander McCall Smith: Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are approached by their part-time colleague, Mr. Polopetsi, with a troubling story: a woman, accused of being rude to a customer, has been wrongly dismissed from her job. Mma Ramotswe investigates, but discovers unexpected information that causes her to reluctantly change her views about the case.

The Secret, Book, & Scone Society by Ellery Adams: When a visiting businessman reaches out to Nora for guidance and then is found dead on the train tracks, Nora forms the Secret, Book, and Scone Society, a group of damaged souls yearning to gain trust and earn redemption by helping others, and to join the society, members must divulge their darkest secret.