New Young Adult Fiction

Emilia, a witch in the Kingdom of Italy, travels to Hell to uncover her twin sister’s murderer while combating her growing affections for the Prince of Wrath.

After a fatal car accident that reveals Emory’s brother Joey’s opioid addiction, Emory struggles to help him on his road to recovery and make herself heard in a town that insists on not listening.

Thanks to a DNA test, Avery Grambs knows that she is not a Hawthorne by blood, but clues pile up hinting at a deeper connection to the family than she had ever imagined. 

Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.

Teenage baker Syd sends ripples of heartbreak through Austin’s queer community when a batch of post-being-dumped brownies turns out to be magical–and makes everyone who eats them break up.

A budding dark sorceress determined not to use her formidable powers uncovers yet more secrets about the workings of her world in the stunning sequel to A Deadly Education, the start of Naomi Novik’s groundbreaking crossover series. 

D&D players will find a treasure trove of dragon-themed character options: dragonborn with ties to specific draconic ancestries, subclasses for dragon-themed monks and rangers, supernatural gifts for those who claim the power of a dying dragon, and more.

Everyone in Sleepy Hollow knows about the Horseman, but no one really believes in him. Twenty years after the storied events, the village is a quiet place, but then the headless body of a child is found in the woods near the village. Could the Horseman be real after all? Or does something even more sinister stalk the woods?

Pippa Fitz-Amobi is haunted by the two murder cases she solved, by the victims, by the attention her crime podcast garnered, and by the survivors, which is bad enough–but then it starts to feel like someone is watching her.

New Fiction

At the end of a long, sweltering day, as markets and businesses begin to close for the evening, an earthquake of 7.0 magnitude shakes the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince. Award-winning author Myriam J. A. Chancy masterfully charts the inner lives of the characters affected by the disaster.

Astrobiologist Theo searches for life throughout the cosmos while raising his unusual nine-year-old, Robin. As his son grows more troubled, he learns of an experimental treatment to bolster Robin’s emotional control, one that involves training the boy on the recorded patterns of his deceased mother’s brain.

In this stunning combination of generational German propriety and Bohemian revolution, we see the rise of Hitler and the forced exile of a swath of Germans, all told through the life of Nobel Prize winning author Thomas Mann. This is a novel about a family, fiercely engaged by the world, profoundly flawed, and as flamboyant as it’s possible to be.

In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served. When the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the farm  hid themselves in the trunk and have hatched a plan for Emmett’s future, one that will take them all on a fateful journey.

Anna grew up in England with her white mother knowing very little about her African father. Her mother’s death leads her to discover that he eventually became the president – some would say the dictator – of Bamana in West Africa, and that he is still alive. So begins a fascinating journey, and an exploration of race, identity and what we pass on to our children.

When Craig Brafford is listed as a defendant in the murder of his young wife, Andi, her relationships are exposed and torn to shreds in the highly publicized case. Andi’s life remains a mystery that investigators and public opinion equally fail to solve. Was she the happy, devoted wife she’d made everyone believe she was? Only she can answer that question.

Jo Nesbø is known the world over as a consummate mystery/thriller writer. Famed for his deft characterization, hair-raising suspense and shocking twists, Nesbø’s dexterity with the dark corners of the human heart is on full display in these inventive and enthralling stories.

When Ex-Detective Inspector Daniel Hawthorne and his sidekick, author Anthony Horowitz, are invited to an exclusive literary festival on Alderney, an idyllic island off the south coast of England, they don’t expect to find themselves in the middle of murder investigation–or to be trapped with a cold-blooded killer in a remote place with a murky, haunted past.

As an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct, Lacy Stoltz sees plenty of corruption among the men and women elected to the bench. In The whistler, she took on a crime syndicate that was paying millions to a crooked judge. Now, the crimes are even worse. The man hiding behind the black robe is not taking bribes-but he may be taking lives.

New Fiction

Seven years ago, Mia Briscoe was at a college frat rave with her best friend Serena when a fire broke out and Serena goes missing. Now an investigative journalist, Mia discovers photos taken the night of the party, and begins to uncover a sinister string of events.

Memories of unfortunate incidents from Maud’s past keep bubbling to the surface, and certain problems in the present require immediate attention. Luckily, Maud is no stranger to taking matters into her own hands . . . even if it means she has to get a little blood on them in the process.

At the dawn of World War II, Anne, a young archivist employed at the Louvre, frantically moves the Mona Lisa and other treasures in an elaborate game of hide and seek. As the Nazi threat grows, Anne also begins to learn the truth about her missing brother and the role he plays in this dangerous game.

The lives of the three Emery sisters are forever changed when their mother is found drowned in the bathtub, creating distance between them. Decades pass. Alex and Colleen are determined to reconcile, but the closer they come to finding their sister Riley, the more they fear they’ll only be left with her secrets.

After moving to Paris, Joachim trains to be a butler and goes to work for Olivia, a young woman out to reinvent herself, when he discovers a family history he never knew. While Olivia struggles to put her life back together, Joachim’s comes apart. Stripped of their old roles, they strive to discover the truth about each other and themselves.

Stone Barrington is nearing his New York City abode when he stumbles into trouble. As it turns out, a new client is in danger—and with both business and the safety of the city at stake, Stone has no choice but to get involved. 

Diesel and Stephanie are on the trail of the same fugitive: Oswald Wednesday, an international computer hacker as brilliant as he is ruthless. Unsure if Diesel is her partner or her competition, she’ll need to watch her back every step of the way as she sets the stage to draw Wednesday out from behind his computer and into the real world.

Julian Lawndsley has renounced his high-flying job in the city for a simpler life running a bookshop in a small English seaside town. Edward, a Polish emigre living in Silverview, the big house on the edge of town, seems to know a lot about Julian’s family and is rather too interested in the inner workings of his modest new enterprise. 

CIA case officer Sam Joseph is dispatched to Paris to recruit Syrian Palace official Mariam Haddad. The two fall into a forbidden relationship, which supercharges Haddad’s recruitment and creates unspeakable danger when they enter Damascus to find the man responsible for the disappearance of an American spy.

New Christmas Fiction

Meg’s brother Rob and his fiancé decide to throw a party just before Christmas and then elope, but the two mothers find out and start trying to pull together the kind of over-the-top event the couple was trying to avoid. To make matters worse, a murder is afoot.

Lindy Carmichael isn’t feeling particularly joyful. Reading through a box of childhood letters to Santa and reminiscing about what she’d wished for as a young girl may be just the inspiration Lindy needs. So she decides to write a new letter to Santa, one that will encourage her to have faith and believe just as she’d done all those years ago. 

Employed as a ranch caretaker  and caring for her recently orphaned nephews, Annelise is crushed when Billionaire Tate Sheridan shows up to sell the ranch two week before Christmas. Annie resigns, but Tate asks them to stay and help him get the house ready for one last family Christmas before it’s put on the market.

Reuniting for a state-of-the-art cruise during the holidays–one with hundreds of eligible men–four best friends cheer each other on through speed-dating events and shore excursions, but soon discover things not going as planned as they set sail on surprising new adventures.

Guilted into being bridesmaids at their parents’ vow renewal ceremony, sisters Reggie and Dena Sommerville, each working through tough personal issues, find love in the most unexpected of places–their hometown.

Ivy finds an old Santa suit with a note in it’s pocket from a little girl who has one Christmas wish: for her father to return home from the war. This discovery sets Ivy off on a mission. Who wrote the note? Did the man ever come home? What mysteries did the Rose family hold?

 Stanley Mann lost his Christmas spirit when he lost his wife. But then she shows up in his dreams and informs him it’s time to ditch his scroogey attitude. Stanley digs in his heels, but she’s determined to haunt him until he wakes up and rediscovers the joys of the season. (Overdrive Ebook)

It was supposed to be Christy Sullivan’s perfect Christmas getaway—a trip to Lapland with her family and best friend, Alix. As secrets unravel and unexpected romance shines, can Christy and Alix find the courage to fight for the relationships they really want, and save the precious gift of each other’s friendship? (Overdrive Ebook)

Every December, Josie posts a letter from her home in London to the parents she lost on Christmas night ears ago. But this year, her annual trip to the postbox is knocked off course by a bicycle collision with a handsome stranger—a stranger who will change the course of Josie’s life. (Overdrive Ebook)

New Fiction

 A tour de force of interwoven perspectives and sustained suspense, its action largely unfolding on a single winter day of December 23, 1971 during a Chicago storm, Crossroads is the story of a Midwestern family at a pivotal moment of moral crisis. 

What would happen if we called on God for help and God actually appeared? In Mitch Albom’s profound new novel of hope and faith, a group of shipwrecked passengers pull a strange man from the sea who claims to be “the Lord.”

Reacher isn’t one to back down from a fight. And when a shadowy crew raises the stakes, he won’t hesitate to teach them a lesson: When you pick a fight with Reacher, you’re better off dead.

To his neighbors, Carney is an upstanding businessman making a life for himself and his family. Few people know he descends from a line of uptown hoods and crooks. As Ray navigates this double life, he starts to see the truth about who actually pulls the strings in Harlem. 

The Cottonwood Book Club serves as the subdivision’s eyes and ears, meeting once a month for discussion, gossip, and cocktails. When late-night acts of vandalism target the women of the book club in increasingly violent and personal ways, they will be forced to decide how far to go to keep their secrets. 

Lizzie Oullette is dead– with her husband, Dwayne, nowhere to be found. Adrienne, social media influencer and wife of a disgraced billionaire, had been renting Lizzie’s tiny lake house. As her connection to the case becomes clear, so too does her connection to Lizzie, who narrates their story from beyond the grave. 

When Lolo Long’s niece Jaya begins receiving death threats, Tribal Police Chief Long calls on Absaroka County Sheriff Walt Longmire along with Henry Standing Bear as lethal backup.

Terrorist attacks throw the global order into disarray and Secretary of State Ellen Adams is tasked with assembling a team to unravel a conspiracy carefully designed to take advantage of an American government dangerously out of touch and out of power.

Vivienne Jones handled the biggest break-up of her life the way that any witch would: a curse on her ex, Rhys. As the curse starts to affect the magic of the town, the two must put their personal feelings aside and work together to break the curse and save the town and Rhys’s life.

New Nonfiction

A Carnival of Snackery by David Sedaris: In this follow-up to his previous volume of diaries, the award-winning humorist chronicles the years 2003-2020, charting his rise to fame with his trademark misanthropic charm and wry wit.

Midnight in Washington by Adam Schiff: Schiff  takes us through  his personal account of January 6, 2021, and how the anti-democratic forces Trump unleashed continue to define his party, making the future of democracy in America more uncertain than ever.

The Great Patriot by Wayne Allyn Root: Are you a conservative patriot who fears for the future, believes in Judeo-Christian values, and believes America is under attack in a Socialist takeover? Do you see and feel evil all around us? If your answer is “yes”… this book is for you.

Rigged by Mollie Hemingway: Stunned by the turbulence of the 2020 election, millions of Americans are asking the forbidden question: what really happened? Rewriting history is a specialty of the radical left, now in control. But they will have to contend with the determination, insight, and eloquence of Mollie Hemingway. 

War by Other Means by Keith Kellogg: General Keith Kellogg saw it all. The only national security advisor to work side by side with both President Trump and Vice President Pence. No one knows better than he that the hysterical accusations of the administration’s partisan detractors were unconnected to reality.

Immune by Phillip Dettmer: Touching on our body’s defenses, the types of adversaries we face, and the grave consequences of immune malfunction, Immune is a vital crash course in what is arguably, and increasingly, the most important system in the body.

The Forever Dog by Rodney Habib & Dr. Karen Shaw Becker: When Rodney Habib’s dog, Sam, was diagnosed with cancer in 2013, it sent him on a mission to save her life. Backed by cutting-edge research, The Forever Dog explores the key factors that can help improve your dog’s health and lengthen your dog’s lifespan.

The Boys by Ron Howard & Clint Howard: By turns confessional, nostalgic, heartwarming and harrowing, the award-winning filmmaker and his brother, an audience-favorite actor, share their unusual family story of navigating and surviving life as sibling child actors.

Going There by Katie Couric: Couric reveals how she has balanced her personality, intellectual curiosity and desire to be taken seriously while facing a host of challenges: an eating disorder, sexism, the perils of celebrity, and life with two young daughters after her husband, Jay Monahan, died of colon cancer.

New Fiction Titles

The Brightest Place in the World by David Phillip Mullins: Based on a true event, The Brightest Place in the World traces the lives and interactions of six Las Vegans in the wake of an industrial disaster.

Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr: The Pulitzer Prize winning author presents a hauntingly beautiful and redemptive novel about stewardship: of the book, of the Earth, and of the human heart.

Private Rogue by James Patterson & Adam Hamdy: A wealthy businessman approaches Jack Morgan, head of Private – the world’s largest investigation agency – with a desperate plea to track down his daughter and grandchildren, who have disappeared without a trace.

West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge: Part adventure, historical saga, and coming-of-age love story, West with Giraffes explores what it means to be changed by the grace of animals, the kindness of strangers, the passing of time, and a story told before it’s too late.

Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney: Alice, Felix, Eileen, and Simon are still young–but life is catching up with them. They desire each other, they delude each other, they get together, they break apart.  Will they find a way to believe in a beautiful world?

Enemy at the Gates by Vince Flynn: When Kennedy discovers evidence of a mole scouring the Agency’s database for sensitive information on Nicholas Ward, the world’s first trillionaire, she convinces Rapp to take a job protecting him. In doing so, he finds himself walking an impossible tightrope.

The Last Chance Library by Freya Sampson: When her library is threatened with closure, librarian June Jones is forced to emerge from behind the shelves. For once, she’s determined not to go down without a fight. And maybe, in fighting for her cherished library, June can save herself, too.

The Wish by Nicholas Sparks: Maggie is unexpectedly grounded over Christmas, and feeling vulnerable, begins to open up to her assistant. She tells him the story of another Christmas, decades earlier, and the love that set her on a course she never could have imagined.

The Nosferatu Conspiracy by Brian James Gage: A sprawling Gothic supernatural thriller that is set in Saint Petersburg, Russia, against the backdrop of the Fall of the Romanov Dynasty. Evoking elements of Jack the Ripper and Vlad Dracula, this is a suspense-filled alternative retelling of Rasputin’s diabolical influence over the final days of the Romanov Dynasty.

New Nonfiction Titles

You Were Born for This by Chani Nicholas: Nicholas shows you how to use astrology as a tool for self-discovery, success, and self-care. She shows how your birth chart– a snapshot of the sky at the moment you took your first breath– reveals your unique talents, challenges, and opportunities.

Blossoms and Bones by Kim Krans: Visionary artist Kim Krans chronicles her multi-layered search for truth and recovery from an eating disorder and infertility in the throes of a health and wellness-obsessed culture, touching on the healing potentials of creativity and spirituality.

We’ll All Laugh about this Someday by Anna Lind Thomas: From popular humor writer and social media sensation Anna Lind Thomas comes an essay collection that is sure to make you laugh, cry, and cry from laughing as you discover how to take life a smidge less seriously.

House of Gucci by Sara Gay Forden: The sensational true story of murder, madness, glamour, and greed that shook the Gucci dynasty. On March 27, 1995, Maurizio Gucci, heir to the fabulous fashion dynasty, was slain by an unknown gunman as he approached his Milan office.

Ritchie Boys Secrets by Beverly Driver Eddy: This is the story of the 15,000 immigrants and refugees who used their native language skills and knowledge of their home countries to help America to victory in World War II.

The High 5 Habit by Mel Robbins: This isn’t a book about high fiving everyone else in your life. You’re already doing that. Instead, Mel teaches you how to start high fiving the most important person in your life, the one who is staring back at you in the mirror: YOURSELF.

Peril by Bob Woodward & Robert Costa: This classic study of Washington takes readers deep inside the Trump White House, the Biden White House, the 2020 campaign, and the Pentagon and Congress, with vivid, eyewitness accounts of what really happened.

The Afghanistan Papers by Craig Whitlock: The groundbreaking investigative story of how three successive presidents and their military commanders deceived the public year after year about the longest war in American history by Washington Post reporter Craig Whitlock, a three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist.

Countdown to Bin Laden by Chris Wallace: Chris Wallace delivers a thrilling new account of the final eight months of intelligence gathering, national security strategizing, and meticulous military planning that leads to the climactic mission when SEAL Team Six closes in on its target.

New Fiction Titles

Chasing the Boogeyman by Richard Chizmar: In the summer of 1988, the mutilated bodies of several missing girls turn up in a small Maryland town. Soon a rumor begins to spread that the evil stalking local teens is not entirely human.

The Heron’s Cry by Ann Cleeves: Detective Matthew Venn is called out to a rural crime scene at the home of a group of artists. Matthew soon finds himself treading carefully through the lies that fester at the heart of his community and a case that is dangerously close to home.

Ghosts by Dolly Alderton: For Nina Dean, her thirties have not been the liberating, uncomplicated experience she was sold. Everywhere she turns, she is reminded of time passing and opportunities dwindling, so a new relationship is just what the mid-life-crisis ordered.

The Guide by Peter Heller: A young man who, escaping his own grief, is hired by an elite fishing lodge in Colorado where amid the natural beauty of sun-drenched streams and forests he uncovers a plot of shocking menace.

The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman: Elizabeth has received a letter from an old colleague, a man with whom she has a long history. He’s made a big mistake, and he needs her help. His story involves stolen diamonds, a violent mobster, and a very real threat to his life. 

The Jailhouse Lawyer by James Patterson: In picture-perfect Erva, Alabama, the most serious crimes are misdemeanors. Speeding tickets. Shoplifting. Contempt of court. Then why is the jail so crowded? And why are so few prisoners released? Sometimes the best education a lawyer can get is a short stretch of hard time.

Tales of Naybor Manor by Joann Keder: Strange occupants, mysterious disappearances and unexplained deaths have frightened the locals away from Naybor Manor. Lanie is asked uncover the truth of Naybor Manor and end the rumors once and for all. When more bodies are discovered, Lanie realizes she might be in over her head.

Friends Like These by Kimberly McCreight: Everyone has those friends – the ones you always show up for – no questions asked. We did have the best of intentions. Especially after what happened to Alice all those years ago, we can’t bear to think of losing anyone else. In fact, we’ll do anything to make sure that doesn’t happen.

Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty: If your mother was missing, would you tell the police? Even if the most obvious suspect was your father? Two of the Delaney children think their father is innocent, two are not so sure—but as the two sides square off against each other, all of the Delaneys will start to reexamine their shared family history in a very new light.

New DVDs

A Quiet Place Part II: Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path in this terrifyingly suspenseful thriller written and directed by John Krasinski.

The Little Things: Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe “Deke” Deacon becomes embroiled in the search for a serial killer who is terrorizing the city. Leading the hunt, L.A. Sheriff Department Sergeant Jim Baxter unofficially engages his help. As they track the killer, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke’s past, uncovering disturbing secrets that could threaten more than his case.

Black Widow: Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises.

Queen Bees: While her house undergoes repairs, fiercely independent senior Helen temporarily moves into a nearby retirement community, where she encounters lusty widows, cutthroat bridge tournaments and a hotbed of bullying “mean girls.”

The Forever Purge: One night is not enough as members of an underground movement, no longer satisfied with the annual night of anarchy and murder, decide to overtake America through an unending campaign of mayhem and massacre. No one is safe.

F9: The Fast Saga: Dom Toretto thought he’d left his outlaw life in the rear-view mirror, but not even he can outrun the past. When his forsaken brother Jakob unexpectedly resurfaces as an elite assassin, the crew comes back together to help Dom settle an old score and stop a familiar foe’s diabolical plot from destroying their family.

Nobody: Hutch is a nobody. As an overlooked and underestimated father and husband, he takes life’s indignities on the chin and never rocks the boat. But when his daughter loses her beloved kitty-cat bracelet in a robbery, Hutch hits a boiling point no one knew he had. What happens when a pushover finally pushes back?

12 Mighty Orphans: Tells the true story of the Mighty Mites, the football team of a Fort Worth orphanage who, during the Great Depression, went from playing without shoes—or even a football—to playing for the Texas state championships. Over the course of their winning season these underdogs and their resilient spirit became an inspiration to their city, state, and an entire nation in need of a rebound, even catching the attention of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Under the Stadium Lights: After a crushing defeat ended their prior season, everyone counted the Abilene Eagles out of title contention. Facing doubts and personal challenges both on and off the field, it will take the guidance of their team chaplain and a surrogate father figure for them to realize what they can achieve when they stand united as a team.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League: Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash — it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Your Honor: New Orleans judge Michael Desiato is forced to confront his own deepest convictions when his son is involved in a hit and run that embroils an organized crime family.

The Chosen Season One: For the first time ever, the greatest story ever told is being presented as a multi-season show. Digging deeper into the backstories and context of the people and events of the gospels, season one introduces you to people such as Simon Peter, Nicodemus, Mary Magdalene, Matthew, and of course Jesus in a way never before seen on film.