New Fiction Titles

Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg: When a new family moves in next door and tragedy strikes, Lucille begins to look out for Lincoln, their son. Lincoln’s parents aren’t the only ones in town facing hard choices and uncertain futures. In these difficult times, the residents of Mason come together and find the true power of community–just when they need it the most.

Fire and Blood by George R.R. Martin: The first volume of a definitive two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros is set centuries before the events of “A Game of Thrones” and answers key questions about the dynasty’s origins, conflicts and relationships with dragons.

Hope Beckons by Beth Trennepohl: After a strange encounter with a little man, a Hope’s life was never the same. This journey stirred up musty old memories and forgotten moments but it was no match for Hope. The pages of her blue journal chronicled the mysterious transformation and held the model she would eventually share with the world.

Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny: When a peculiar letter arrives inviting Armand Gamache to an abandoned farmhouse, he discovers that a complete stranger has named him one of the executors of her will. The will is so odd and includes bequests that are so wildly unlikely that Gamache suspect the woman must have been delusional. But what if, Gamache begins to ask himself, she was perfectly sane? When a body is found, the terms of the bizarre will suddenly seem less peculiar and far more menacing.

Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts: They look like an everyday family living an ordinary life. But beyond the edges of this peaceful farm, unimaginable forces of light and dark have been unleashed. And when the time is right, Fallon Swift will take up the sword, and fight. For until she grows into the woman she was born to be, the world outside will never be whole again.

The Winner Maker by Jeff Bond: Bob Fiske – who’s taught Honors English and coached varsity football for five decades – is missing. Four of his brightest former stars reunite to find him, putting high-octane careers on hold, slipping police barricades, racing into the wilds of Northern Michigan for clues about the fate of their legendary mentor. And each Winner must decide how far they’ll go for Fiske.

Target Alex Cross by James Patterson: A leader has fallen, and the procession route from Capitol Hill to the White House is lined with hundreds of thousands of mourners. Alex is tasked by the new President to take a personal role with the FBI, leading an investigation unprecedented in scale and scope. Alex has a horrible premonition: is the sniper’s strike only the beginning of a larger attack on the nation?

Beauchamp Hall by Danielle Steel: Beauchamp Hall is perfect for the holidays, a delightful novel about a young American woman who finds love and fulfillment in the course of her involvement with a Downton Abbey-style TV show in England.

The Comforts of Home by Susan Hill: Investigating a cold case while recovering from a near-fatal injury, Simon Serrailler finds his personal and professional lives intertwining in unexpected ways when his constable brother-in-law suffers a setback at the same time an arsonist begins a deadly rampage.

New Non Fiction Titles

The Complete Book of Home Organization by Toni Hammersley: Learn how to purge, sort, and “containerize” with simple, easy-to-use systems for improving and revitalizing living space.

Vietnam: an epic tragedy, 1945-1975 by Max Hastings: A political and military narrative of the entire Vietnam conflict, including testimony from warlords and peasants, statesmen and soldiers.

Capitalism in America by Alan Greenspan: Greenspan has made a science of understanding how the U.S. economy works, and now he distills what he has learned into a master reckoning with the decisive drivers of the US economy over the course of its history. In our time, growth has stalled, stirring up the populist furies… but there’s no better moment to apply the lessons of history.

The Indian World of George Washington by Colin Calloway: An authoritative, sweeping, and fresh new biography of the nation’s first president, Colin G. Calloway’s book reveals fully the dimensions and depths of George Washington’s relations with the First Americans.

Instant Pot Cookbook by Jennifer Smith: Jennifer smith is a cook with extensive work experience of more than 10 years in USA and UK restaurants. She uses both traditional ways of making dishes, and advanced techniques using the pressure cooker Instant Pot.

Big Week by James Holland: During the third week of February 1944, the combined Allied air forces based in Britain and Italy launched their first round-the-clock bomber offensive against Germany. Officially called Operation ARGUMENT, this aerial offensive quickly became known as “Big Week,” and it was one of the turning-point engagements of World War II.

Grand Improvisation by Derek Leebaert: A bold new view of the U.S. rise to supremacy, and its collision with a British Empire that wouldn’t step aside.

Israel: Island of Success: Against all odds, Israel is an island of success in the turbulent Middle East. Israel’s triumphs over huge difficulties and challenges, over the years, have only strengthened its ability to meet future challenges, which points toward growth and even greater success in the future.

Heirs of the Founders by H.W. Brands: The story of how America’s second generation of political giants–Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and John Calhoun–battled to complete the unfinished work of the Founding Fathers and decide the shape of our democracy.

Apostles of Revolution by John Ferling: Apostles of Revolution spans a crucial period in Western Civilization ranging from the American insurgency against Great Britain to the Declaration of Independence, from desperate engagements on American battlefields to the threat posed to the ideals of the Revolution by the Federalist Party.

The President’s Book of Secrets by David Preiss: Every day, a member of the CIA presents to the president a report detailing the most sensitive activities and analysis of world events. The story of the President’s Daily Brief–the PDB, in the jargon–is a window into the character of each president and his administration, and the degree to which his worldview and policy was shaped by the information from the security services.

New DVDs

Won’t You Be My Neighbor: This film by Academy Award winner Morgan Neville, takes an intimate look at Fred Rogers, a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination. There hadn’t been anything like Mister Rogers on television before and there hasn’t been since.

The Predator: The hunt has evolved – and so has the explosive action – in the next chapter of the Predator series. Now, the most lethal hunters in the universe are stronger, smarter, and deadlier than ever before…and only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and an evolutionary biology professor can prevent the end of the human race.

Crazy Rich Asians: Follows New Yorker Rachel Chu as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore and meets Nick’s family for the first time. It soon becomes clear that the only thing crazier than love is family.

Peppermint: Young mother Riley North awakens from a coma after her husband and daughter are killed in a brutal attack on the family. When the system shields the murderers from justice, Riley sets out to transform herself from citizen to urban guerilla. Channeling her frustration into personal motivation, she spends years in hiding honing her mind, body and spirit to become an unstoppable force – eluding the underworld, the LAPD and the FBI – as she methodically delivers her personal brand of justice.  

Gotti: Gotti is the incredible true story of John V. Gotti’s rise to power to take the mantle of boss of the Gambino crime family to become the most dangerous criminal in modern history. While in prison, Gotti Sr. is forced to reexamine his life and put the needs of his family over those of “The Family.”

Christopher Robin: Winnie the Pooh and friends embark on a new adventure to help remind a grown-up Christopher Robin how to laugh again, for “sometimes doing nothing leads to the very best something.”

Mission Impossible: Fallout: Some missions are not a choice. On a dangerous assignment to recover stolen plutonium, Ethan Hunt chooses to save his team over completing the mission, allowing nuclear weapons to fall into the hands of a deadly network of highly-skilled Operatives intent on destroying civilization. Now, with the world at risk, Ethan and his IMF team are forced to become reluctant partners with a hard-hitting CIA agent as they race against time to stop the nuclear fallout.

The Equalizer 2: Robert McCall serves unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed – but how far will he go when it is someone he loves?

The House with a Clock in Its Walls: Tells the spine-tingling tale of 10-year-old Lewis, who goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart.

Yellowstone: Season One: Revolves around the Dutton family, led by John Dutton, who controls the largest ranch in the U.S. that is under constant attack by those it borders: land developers, an Indian reservation and America’s first National Park. This is a world where land grabs make developers billions, and politicians are bought and sold by the world’s largest oil and lumber corporations. It is the best and worst of America seen through the eyes of a family that represents both.

New Non Fiction Titles

The First Days on the Eastern Front by Craig Luther: Luther narrates June 22 – one of the pivotal days of World War II – from the high command down to the tanks and soldiers at the sharp end, covering strategy as well as tactics and the vivid personal stories of the men who crossed the border into the Soviet Union that fateful day.

Love Defined by Kristin Clark: In this insightful, encouraging, and totally candid book, sisters Kristen Clark and Bethany Baird share a radically better and refreshingly biblical approach to navigating your love life. Covering topics such as true love, purposeful relationships, sex, boundaries, and singleness, Love defined will take you on a journey to discovering God’s good and original design for romance.

The Breakthrough by Charles Graber: Draws on the experiences of patients, physicians, and researchers to explain the revolutionary development of immunotherapy as a treatment for cancer and how that information is being harnessed to create more effective patient therapies.

Napoleon by Adam Zamoyski: Here, historian Adam Zamoyski cuts through the mythology and explains Napoleon against the background of the European Enlightenment, and what he was himself seeking to achieve. This most man is also the most hidden of men, and Zamoyski dives deeper than any previous biographer to find him. Beautifully written, Napoleon brilliantly sets the man in his European context.

The Price of Greatness by Jay Cost: In the history of American politics there are few stories as enigmatic as that of Alexander Hamilton and James Madison’s bitterly personal falling out over the meaning of the Constitution. Jay Cost shows that each man in his own way came to accept corruption as a necessary cost of growth. The Price of Greatness reveals the trade-off that made the United States the richest nation in human history, and that continues to fracture our politics to this day.

The Complete Book of Clean by Toni Hammersley: Learn the best seasons to tackle home projects, storage solutions to simplify the process and teach even the messiest kids to clean up after themselves. Tackle every mess, stain and dust-magnet, and keep things from getting out of hand in the future–all while being environmentally friendly and keeping toxic chemicals out of your home.

In the Hurricane’s Eye by Nathaniel Philbrick: In the fall of 1780 George Washington had come to realize that the only way to defeat the British Empire was with the help of the French navy. But coordinating was next to impossible. And then the impossible happened. Recognized as one of the most important naval engagements in the history of the world, the Battle of the Chesapeake–fought without a single American ship–made the subsequent victory of the Americans at Yorktown a virtual inevitability.

White like Her: my family’s story of race and racial passing by Gail Lukasik: The story of Gail Lukasik’s mother’s passing, Gail’s struggle with the shame of her mother’s choice, and her subsequent journey of self-discovery and redemption.

Norse Mythology by Matt Clayton: Offers a brief introduction to some of the best-known Norse myths in the primary sources.