New Fiction

Unto Us a Son Is Born : Wealthy Gonzalo unexpectedly, and literally, drops dead on the street, and one of his friends just arrived in Venice for the memorial service, is strangled in her hotel room–having earlier sent Gonzalo an email saying “We are the only ones who know you cannot do this,” referring to Gonzalo’s recently planned adoption of a son. Now with an urgent case to solve, Brunetti reluctantly untangles the long-hidden mystery in Gonzalo’s life that ultimately led to murder.

The Chef by James Patterson: Police detective by day, celebrity food truck chef by night, now Caleb Rooney has a new title: Most Wanted. In the Carnival days leading up Mardi Gras, Detective Caleb Rooney comes under investigation for a murder he is accused of committing in the line of duty–as a Major Crimes detective for the New Orleans Police Department.

Never Tell by Lisa Gardner: A man is dead, shot three times in his home office. But his computer has been shot twelve times, and when the cops arrive, his pregnant wife is holding the gun. D.D. Warren arrives on the scene and recognizes the woman–Evie Carter–from a case many years back. Evie’s father was killed in a shooting that was ruled an accident. But for D.D., two coincidental murders is too many.

No Exit by Taylor Adams: Stranded by a blizzard in the Colorado Rockies, Darby Thorne will have to spend the night in a rest stop in the middle of nowhere with four strangers. Then she finds a little girl locked inside an animal crate in the back of a van. There is no cell phone reception, no telephone, no way out because of the snow, and she doesn’t know which of the other travelers is the kidnapper.

Wolf Pack by C.J. Box: The good news is that Joe Pickett has his job back. The bad news is that bodies are piling up in shocking numbers. He begins to fear that a pack of four vicious killers working on behalf of the Sinaloa cartel known as the Wolf Pack has arrived. Teaming up with a female game warden (based on a real person, one of the few female game wardens at work in Wyoming today) to confront these assassins, Joe finds himself in the most violent and dangerous predicament he’s ever faced.

Cemetery Road by Greg Iles: Marshall left his hometown at eighteen vowing never to return. The trauma that drove him away helped him become a very successful journalist in Washington D.C. But just as chaos in the nation’s capital lifts him to new heights, Marshall is forced to return home in spite of his boyhood vow. His father is dying, his mother is struggling to keep the family newspaper from failing.

You by Caroline Kepnes: When aspiring writer Guinevere Beck strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe works, he’s instantly smitten. She’s perfect for him, and soon she can’t resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom made for her. But there’s more to Joe than Beck realizes, and more to Beck than her perfect facade. Their mutual obsession quickly spirals into a whirlwind of deadly consequences.

California Girls by Susan Mallery: Three sisters, after getting dumped in the same week, set out to help each other start over and rebuild their lives.

The Sun Dog by Stephen King: Kevin Delavan wants only one thing for his fifteenth birthday: a Polaroid Sun 660. There’s something wrong with his gift, though. No matter where Kevin Delevan aims the camera, it produces a photograph of an enormous, vicious dog. When old Pop Merrill, the town’s sharpest trader, gets wind of this phenomenon, he envisions a way to profit from it. But the Sun Dog, a beast that shouldn’t exist at all, turns out to be a very dangerous investment.

New DVDs

Can You Ever Forgive Me?: Based on the true story of Lee Israel, a best-selling celebrity biographer in the 1970s and ’80s. When Lee comes to the realization that she’s no longer en vogue, she spins her art form into a perilous web of lies, deceit and outright crime to get back on top.

God Bless the Broken Road: God Bless the Broken Road tells the inspirational story of a young mother who loses her husband in Afghanistan and struggles to raise their young daughter in his absence. The film focuses on the importance of faith, friends and family, while playing tribute to those who served in the United States military.

A Star is Born: In the new take on the tragic love story, Jackson Maine is a seasoned musician who discovers – and falls in love with – struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of the relationship is breaking down, as Jackson fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

The Favourite: In the early 18th century, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead, while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance to return to her aristocratic roots.

The Bookshop: Florence Green follows her lifelong dream by opening a bookshop in a conservative coastal town, but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame and the support of a book-loving widower. As Florence’s obstacles amass, she reminds herself that a town without a bookshop is no town at all.

Unbroken: Path to Redemption: Beginning where the hit movie Unbroken concludes, the next chapter brings the rest of Louis Zamperini’s inspirational true story to life. After surviving years of torture as a prisoner of war, Louis returns home from World War II where he meets and marries Cynthia. Haunted by his past, he is driven deep into despair. But when Cynthia turns to God at the 1949 Billy graham crusade, her most fervent prayer for Louis is to find peace and forgiveness.

Bohemian Rhapsody: A critically acclaimed celebration of Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and convention to become one of history’s most beloved entertainers. Following Queen’s meteoric rise, their revolutionary sound, and Freddie’s solo career, the film also chronicles the band’s reunion, and one of the greatest performances in rock history.

White Boy Rick: Set in the 1980s Detroit at the height of the crack epidemic and the war on drugs, White Boy Rick is based on the moving true story of a blue-collar father and his teenage son, Rick Wershe Jr., who became an undercover police informant and later a drug dealer before he was abandoned by his handlers and sentenced to life in prison.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web: Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cyber criminals and corrupt government officials, as they race to rescue a dangerous program capable of global destruction held by shadowy figures linked to Lisbeth’s past.

New Non Fiction Titles

The Unwinding of the Miracle by Julie Yip-Williams: Born blind in Vietnam, Julie Yip-Williams narrowly escaped euthanasia by her grandmother, only to then flee the political upheaval of the late 1970s with her family. Against all odds, she became a Harvard-educated lawyer, with a husband, a family, a life. Then, at age thirty-seven, with two little girls at home, Julie was diagnosed with terminal metastatic colon cancer, and a different journey began. With humor, honesty, and well-deployed anger, Julie sets the stage for her lasting legacy: the story of her life.

Let Me Finish by Chris Christie: The controversial former governor and presidential candidate traces his rise to power through the bare-knuckle politics of New Jersey, describes his long friendship with Donald Trump, and shares insights into the current administration.

Torture Mom by Ryan Green: Relays the story of Gertrude Baniszewski, who oversaw and facilitated the torture and murder of her young teenage ward, Sylvia Likens. While she played an active role in Sylvia’s death, the majority of the abuse was carried out by her children and other neighborhood youths.

Game Changers by Dave Asprey: The “Bulletproof Radio” podcaster outlines proven techniques for promoting personal happiness, health, and success in accordance with the examples of today’s game changers, from David Perlmutter to Arianna Huffington.

The Point of It All by Charles Krauthammer: A collection of the influential columnist’s most notable works and writings includes never-before-published speeches on his political philosophy and personal history and a major, new essay about the state of global democracy.

101 Handy Tech Tips for the I-phone by Rich DeMuro: Offers a collection of technical tips for users of Apple’s popular I-phone mobile device.

The Truths We Hold by Kamala Harris: By reckoning with the big challenges we face together, drawing on the hard-won wisdom and insight from her own career and the work of those who have most inspired her, Kamala Harris offers in The Truths We Hold a master class in problem solving, in crisis management, and leadership in challenging times. Through the arc of her own life, on into the great work of our day, she communicates a vision of shared struggle, shared purpose, and shared values.

The Inflamed Mind by Edward T. Bullmore: In this game-changing book, University of Cambridge Professor of Psychiatry Edward Bullmore reveals the breakthrough new science on the link between depression and inflammation of the body and brain.

The First Conspiracy by Brad Meltzer: n 1776, an elite group of soldiers were handpicked to serve as George Washington’s bodyguards. In the months leading up to the Revolutionary War, these traitorous soldiers, along with the Governor of New York William Tryon and Mayor David Mathews, launched a deadly plot against the most important member of the military: George Washington himself. This is the story of the secret plot and how it was revealed.

From the Ground Up by Howard Schultz: The founder of Starbucks shares his untold personal story–from his childhood in Brooklyn’s housing projects to his rise as a business icon–and lays out his vision for how companies can improve their social impact.

New Fiction Titles

The Golden Tresses of the Dead by Alan Bradley: Flavia and dependable Dogger, set up shop at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw during her sister Ophelia’s wedding–not so simple with her cousin, Undine, underfoot. Little does she know that their first case will be extremely close to home, beginning with an unwelcome discovery in Ophelia’s wedding cake: a human finger.

Born of Vengeance by Sherrilyn Kenyon: Bastien Cabarro survived the brutal slaughter of his entire family only to have his wife pin their murders on him. Made Ravin by The League, he is now a target for their assassins-in-training to hunt and kill. Ten years later, he has a chance at justice, provided he relies on his former wingman– the very sister of the woman who testified against him.

A Delicate Touch by Stewart Woods: When an old acquaintance reaches out to Stone Barrington requesting assistance, the job seems easy enough. She needs an expert in an esoteric field, someone with both the knowledge and careful dexterity to solve a puzzle. But the solution to one small problem blows the lid open on a bigger scandal going back decades.

The Rule of Law by John Lescroart: Dismas Hardy is called to defend the least likely suspect of his career: his longtime, trusted assistant who is suddenly being charged as an accessory to murder. Dismas Hardy knows something is amiss with his secretary, Phyllis. Her out-of-character behavior and sudden disappearances concern Hardy, especially when he learns that her convict brother–a man who had served twenty-five years in prison for armed robbery and attempted murder–has just been released.

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides: Alicia Berenson is a famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, living in a posh area of London. One evening, her husband Gabriel returns home late. Alicia shoots him five times in the face and then never speaks another word.

The House Next Door by James Patterson: A collection of three novellas, involving a neighbor who isn’t what he seems; a detective who gets too close to a suspect’s wife; and a disgraced Air Force scientist who finds a message that will change the world– if it survives the next few days.

Once Upon a River: On a dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the river Thames, an extraordinary event takes place. The regulars are telling stories to while away the dark hours, when the door bursts open on a grievously wounded stranger. In his arms is the body of a small child. Hours later, the girl stirs, takes a breath, and returns to life. Is it a miracle? Is it magic? Or can science provide an explanation? These questions have many answers, some of them quite dark indeed.

The Burglar by Thomas Perry: Elle Stowell is a young woman with an unconventional profession: burglary. She is good at it, and she thrives on the thrill. But after stumbling upon a grisly triple homicide while stealing from the home of a wealthy art dealer, Elle discovers that she is no longer the only one sneaking around. Somebody is searching for her. As Elle realizes that her knowledge of the murder has made her a target, she races to solve the case before becoming the next casualty.

 

New Fiction Titles

Daughter of War by Brad Taylor: Syrians plan to use a weapon of mass destruction against American and Kurdish forces, and blame the attack on terrorists. Meanwhile, North Korea has its own devastating agenda: a double-cross that will dwarf the attack in Syria. For reasons she cannot fathom, Jennifer Cahill is the one person who can stop the attack–if she can live long enough for Pike to find her.

The Gown by Jennifer Robson: Heather Mackenzie seeks to unravel the mystery of a set of embroidered flowers, a legacy from her late grandmother. How did her beloved Nan, a woman who never spoke of her old life in Britain, come to possess the priceless embroideries that resemble those on the gown worn by Queen Elizabeth II at her wedding? And what was her Nan’s connection to the celebrated textile artist and holocaust survivor Miriam Dassin?

Watching You by Lisa Jewell: Joey Mullen develops an intense infatuation with her neighbor, headmaster Tom Fitzwilliam. Jenna also lives on the same street, and she’s convinced her teacher is not as squeaky clean as he seems. Her mother–whose mental health has admittedly been deteriorating in recent years–is convinced that Mr. Fitzwilliam is stalking her. Meanwhile, twenty years earlier, a schoolgirl writes in her diary, charting her doomed obsession with a teacher named Mr. Fitzwilliam.

Siege of Stone by Terry Goodkind: Nicci, Nathan, and Bannon have to help Ildakar survive this unbreakable siege, using all the magical defenses of the legendary city. Even as General Utros holds Ildakar hostage and also unleashes his incredible army on the unsuspecting Old World, an equally powerful threat arises out in the sea.

Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon: A novel set in England about eighty-four-year-old Florence, a resident in a nursing home, who has fallen in her apartment, leading her to think about her childhood friend and the secrets of their past that are about to come to light.

Untouchable by Jayne Anne Krentz: A man’s quest to find answers for those who are haunted by the past leads him deeper into the shadows in this electrifying novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Promise Not to Tell.

Wolves of Eden by Kevin McCarthy: Irish immigrant brothers Michael and Thomas enlist in the army and are thrown into combat with Red Cloud’s coalition of Indians. Thomas finds love amidst the carnage–which leads to a moment of violence that will change the brothers’ lives forever. Meanwhile, following a double murder in an illicit brothel, Lieutenant Martin Molloy sets off to track down the killers.

The Other Woman by Sandie Jones: Emily thinks Adam’s perfect, but lurking in the shadows is a rival; a woman who shares a deep bond with the man she loves. Emily chose Adam, but she didn’t choose his mother Pammie. There’s nothing a mother wouldn’t do for her son, and now Emily is about to find out just how far Pammie will go to get what she wants: Emily gone forever.

The New Iberia Blues by James Lee Burke: Robicheaux has discovered the body of a young woman who’s been crucified, wearing only a small chain on her ankle. She disappeared near Hollywood director Cormier’s estate, and Robicheaux and Deputy Sean McClain, are looking for answers. Neither Cormier nor his enigmatic actor friend Antoine Butterworth are saying much, but Robicheaux knows better.