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Fatman: A rowdy, unorthodox Santa Claus is fighting to save his declining business. Meanwhile, Billy, a neglected and precocious 12 year old, hires a hit man to kill Santa after receiving a lump of coal in his stocking.

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie to Page: Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie to Page presents an unvarnished look at the unlikely author whose autobiographical fiction helped shape American ideas of the frontier and self-reliance. A Midwestern farm woman who published her first novel at age 65, Laura Ingalls Wilder transformed her frontier childhood into the best-selling “Little House” series.

Horizon Line: A couple flying on a small plane to attend a tropical island wedding must fight for their lives after their pilot suffers a heart attack.

Let Him Go: Following the loss of their son, retired sheriff George Blackledge (Kevin Costner) and his wife Margaret (Diane Lane) leave their Montana ranch to rescue their young grandson from a dangerous family living off the grid. They soon discover that the Weboy family has no intention of letting the child go, forcing George and Margaret to fight for their family.

The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee: Paul Hogan is reluctantly thrust back into the spotlight as he desperately attempts to restore his sullied reputation on the eve of being knighted.

Promising Young Woman: From visionary director Emerald Fennell comes a delicious new take on revenge. Everyone said Cassie was a promising young woman…until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future. But nothing in Cassie’s life is what it appears to be: she’s wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she’s living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past in this thrilling and entertaining story.

Greenland: A family fights for survival as a planet-killing comet races to Earth. John Garrity, his estranged wife Allison, and young son Nathan make a perilous journey to their only hope for sanctuary. Amid terrifying news accounts of cities around the world being leveled by the comet’s fragments, the Garritys experience the best and worst in humanity while they battle the increasing panic and lawlessness surrounding them.

Fear of Rain: A girl living with schizophrenia struggles with terrifying hallucinations as she begins to suspect her neighbor has kidnapped a child. The only person who believes her is Caleb -a boy she isn’t even sure exists.

Tenet: Armed with only one word, Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, a Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.

The Undoing: The limited drama series, based on the book “You Should Have Known” by Jean Hanff Korelitz, follows Grace (Nicole Kidman) and Jonathan Fraser (Hugh Grant) who are living the only lives they ever wanted for themselves. Overnight a chasm opens in their lives: a violent death and a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and her family.

The Crown: the complete fourth season: The fourth season covers the time period between 1979 and 1990, is set during Margaret Thatcher’s premiership, and introduces Lady Diana Spencer. Events depicted include the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, their 1983 tour of Australia and New Zealand, the Falklands War, Michael Fagan’s break-in at Buckingham Palace, Lord Mountbatten’s funeral, and Thatcher’s departure from office.

Mr. Mercedes: season 2: Based on Stephen King’s best-selling Bill Hodges Trilogy, which includes Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers and End of Watch. Brady Hartsfield remains hospitalized in a vegetative state. Retired Detective Bill Hodges has done his best to move on from his Brady obsession. But when unexplainable occurrences begin to affect hospital staff members attending to Brady, Hodges is haunted by the feeling that Brady is somehow responsible.

Mr. Mercedes: season 3: Beloved local author John Rothstein is found murdered. Hodges, Holly and Jerome, along with local police, must track down his killer, but this case is more complex than the cold-blooded killing of an American icon. As the case unfolds, the trio learns that although Brady may be gone, his depravity lives on in the lives of his victims.

New Fiction Titles

The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner: Sophie Whalen, a young Irish immigrant, answers a mail-order bride ad. San Francisco widower Martin Hocking proves to be as aloof as he is mesmerizingly beautiful, but his odd behavior leaves her with an uneasy feeling. Then one early-spring evening, a stranger at the door sets in motion a transforming chain of events. Sophie discovers hidden ties to two other women, whose fates intertwine on the eve of the devastating earthquake.

The City of Tears by Kate Mosse: August 1572: Minou Joubert and her husband Piet travel to Paris to attend a royal wedding which, after a decade of religious wars, is intended to finally bring peace between the Catholics and the Huguenots. Also in Paris is their oldest enemy, Vidal, in pursuit of an ancient relic that will change the course of history. Revenge and Persecution Within days of the marriage, thousands will lie dead in the street, and Minou’s family will be scattered to the four winds.

The Kaiser’s Web by Steve Berry: Two candidates are vying to become Chancellor of Germany. One is a patriot having served for the past sixteen years, the other a usurper, stoking the flames of nationalistic hate. Both harbor secrets, but only one knows the truth about the other. They are on a collision course, all turning on the events of one fateful day – April 30, 1945 – and what happened deep beneath Berlin.

Knit to be Tied by Maggie Sefton: Kelly Flynn and the Lambspun Knitters must come together before their whole town unravels. Newcomer, shy, sweet, and pregnant Nancy Marsted would like to knit a baby hat, and the Lambspun ladies are more than happy to show her the ropes. They share their own pregnancy yarns and soon learn the father of Nancy’s baby isn’t quite the man she dreamed he was. (Large Print edition)

The Burning Girls by CJ Tudor: An unconventional vicar moves to the English countryside, only to discover a community haunted by death and disappearances both past and present–and intent on keeping its dark secrets. Uncovering the truth can be deadly in a village where everyone has something to protect, everyone has links with the village’s bloody past, and no one trusts an outsider.

A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine: An alien armada lurks on the edges of space. No one can communicate with it, no one can destroy it, and Fleet Captain Nine Hibiscus is running out of options. In a desperate attempt at diplomacy with the mysterious invaders, Nine has sent for a diplomatic envoy. Now Mahit Dzmare and Three Seagrass–still reeling from the recent upheaval in the Empire–face the impossible task of trying to communicate with a hostile entity.

Chance of a Lifetime by Jude Deveraux: In 1844 Ireland, Liam O’Connor, a rogue and a thief, fell madly in love with a squire’s daughter and unwittingly altered the future. But the angels disagreed and they’ve been waiting for the right moment in time to step in. Now Liam finds himself reunited with his beloved Cora in Providence Falls, North Carolina. The angels have given Liam a task. He must make sure Cora falls in love with another man—the one she was supposed to marry before Liam interfered.

Robert Ludlum’s Treadstone Exile by Joshua hood: Former Treadstone Operative Adam Hayes finds himself at the center of a web of warring factions and high-level secrets in the second novel in the Treadstone series, the newest addition to the Robert Ludlum universe. In an action-packed, twisty showdown, Hayes must outrun the factions that are hunting him, and prevent the theft of much-needed millions from one of Africa’s poorest nations.

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles: Paris, 1939. Young, ambitious, and tempestuous, Odile Souchet has it all including a dream job at the American Library in Paris. But when World War II breaks out, Odile stands to lose everything she holds dear – including her beloved library. Based on the true story of the American Library in Paris, The Paris Library explores the geography of resentment, the consequences of terrible choices, and how extraordinary heroism can be found in the quietest of places.

Angel Kisses by Hope Flansberg: As a child, Desiree was fascinated by God, Angels, and the power of faith. Years later when tragedy strikes, she quickly learns there is no angelic hero for her. Drowning with a bitter heart, Desiree isolates herself. After a breakdown leaves her embarrassed by her behavior, healing begins. An encounter with a helpful stranger establishes new friendships, and through the eyes of a child, mysterious messages begin to appear reminding Desiree that faith is not always seen.

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner:  A female apothecary secretly dispenses poisons to liberate women from the men who have wronged them—setting three lives across centuries on a dangerous collision course. Rule #1: The poison must never be used to harm another woman. Rule #2: The names of the murderer and her victim must be recorded in the apothecary’s register. In present-day London, Caroline finds an old apothecary vial near the river Thames and realizes she’s found a link to the unsolved “apothecary murders” that haunted London over two centuries ago.

New Mystery Fiction

The Butterfly House by Katrine Engberg:  A paperboy on his route in central Copenhagen stumbles upon a macabre find: the naked body of a dead woman, lying in a fountain with arms marked with small incisions. Cause of death? Exsanguination—the draining of all the blood in her body. Clearly, this is no ordinary murder. Lead Investigator Jeppe Korner, recovering from a painful divorce and in the throes of a new relationship, takes on the investigation and what he discovers will turn his blood as cold as ice.

We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker: Vincent King was sent to prison for killing his childhood sweetheart, Star’s, sister. But now, he’s served his sentence and is returning hometown where his childhood best friend, Walk, is now the chief of police, and Duchess, Star’s daughter, is a self-proclaimed outlaw. When Duchess exacts her own vigilante revenge, she will set into motion a series of events that threatens not only her own family, but everyone she grows close to.

Faithless in Death by J.D. Robb: The scene in the West Village studio appears to be classic crime-of-passion: two wine glasses by the bed, music playing, and a young sculptor named Ariel Byrd with the back of her head bashed in. But when Dallas tracks down the wealthy Upper East Side woman who called 911, the details don’t add up and soon they’re getting the FBI involved in a case that involves a sinister, fanatical group and a stunning criminal conspiracy.

The Postscript Murders by Elly Griffiths: CaretakerNatalka notices an unusual number of crime novels, all dedicated to Peggy, a ninety-year-old woman with a bad heart who recently passed. Each includes a postscript: PS: for PS. When a gunman breaks into the flat to steal a book and its author is found dead shortly thereafter—Detective Kaur begins to suspect foul play.

Ghost Ups Her Game by Carolyn Hart:  When ghost Bailey Ruth Raeburn receives an urgent call for help from her old hometown, she can’t resist taking on the mission herself. She arrives to face a shocking scene: Professor Iris Gallagher leaning over the corpse of her colleague Matt Lambert, murder weapon in hand. Bailey Ruth is only sent to help the innocent, but things are looking very black for Iris. Now Bailey Ruth must uncover the truth – or this could be the last trip to earth she’s ever allowed to make.

The Lady Upstairs by Halley Sutton: Jo’s job is blackmailing handsy, adulterous, and corrupt men in Los Angeles, and she is eager to prove herself to her coworker Lou and their enigmatic boss, known only as the Lady Upstairs. When one of her targets is murdered, both the Lady Upstairs and the LAPD have Jo in their sights. Desperate, she decides to bring down a rising political star, but learns that Lou and the Lady have secrets of their own, and that no woman is safe when there is a life-changing payout on the line.

The Consequences of Fear by Jacqueline Winspear: September 1941. While on a delivery, young Freddie Hackett, a message runner for a government office, witnesses an argument that ends in murder. Dismissed by the police when he attempts to report the crime, Freddie goes in search of a woman he once met when delivering a message: Maisie Dobbs. She soon realizes she’s been pulled into the orbit of a man who has his own reasons to kill—reasons that go back to the last war.

Relentless by Mark Greaney: The first agent’s disappearance was a puzzle. The second was a mystery. The third was a conspiracy. Intelligence operatives around the world are disappearing. When a missing American agent reappears in Venezuela, Court Gentry, the Gray Man, is dispatched to bring him in. But a team of assassins has other ideas.

Serpentine by Jonathan Kellerman:  Milo doesn’t call Alex in unless cases are “different.” This murder warrants an immediate call: a rich young woman is obsessed with reopening the coldest of cases–the decades-old death of the mother she never knew. No physical evidence, no witnesses, no apparent motive. And a slew of detectives have already worked the case and failed. But as Delaware and Sturgis begin digging, the mist begins to lift. Too many coincidences. Facts turn out to be anything but.

Transient Desires by Donna Leon: Brunetti is faced with heinous crime committed outside his jurisdiction: two young American women have been badly injured in a boating accident. As Brunetti and Claudia Griffoni investigate, they discover one of the young men in the boat works for a man rumored to be involved in more sinister nighttime activities. The two must get bottom of what proves to be a gut-wrenching case whose perpetrators are technologically brilliant and ruthlessly organized.

New Fiction Titles

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Kline: As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge of Magical Youth, Linus spends his days overseeing the well-being of children in government-sanctioned orphanages given a curious and highly classified assignment: travel to Marsyas Island Orphanage, where six dangerous children reside: a gnome, a sprite, a wyvern, an unidentifiable green blob, a were-Pomeranian, and the Antichrist. Linus must set aside his fears and determine whether or not they’re likely to bring about the end of days.

The Last Garden in England by Julia Kelly: Emma Lovett, who has dedicated her career to breathing new life into long-neglected gardens, has just been given the opportunity of a lifetime: to restore the gardens of the famed Highbury House estate, designed in 1907 by her hero Venetia Smith. But as Emma dives deeper into the gardens’ past, she begins to uncover secrets that have long lain hidden.

If I Disappear by Eliza Brazier: When her favorite true-crime podcast host goes missing, an adrift young woman plunges headfirst into the wild backcountry of Northern California and her own dangerous obsession. Sera follows the clues hidden in the episodes to an isolated ranch outside Rachel’s small hometown to begin her search. She’s convinced her investigation will make Rachel so proud. But the more Sera digs into this unfamiliar world, the more off things start to feel.

Bloodline by Jess Lourey: In a tale inspired by real events, pregnant journalist Joan Harken is cautiously excited to follow her fiancé back to his Minnesota hometown. And yet, something is off in the picture-perfect village. The friendliness borders on intrusive. Joan can’t shake the feeling that every move she makes is being tracked. An archaic organization still seems to hold the town in thrall. So does the sinister secret of a little boy who vanished decades ago.

The Russian by James Patterson: A series of gruesome murders in New York City has Michael Bennett angry — but when he identifies similar cases in Atlanta and San Francisco, his feelings escalate into all-out alarm. All of the victims are young women. As Bennett toils to connect the cases, the killer strikes again, adding to his criminal signature an ability to evade detection.

The Affair by Danielle Steel: When Rose McCarthy’s staff at Mode magazine pitches a cover shoot with Hollywood’s hottest young actress, the actress’s sizzling affair with a bestselling French author is exposed. The author happens to be Rose’s daughter, Nadia’s, husband. Now the woman is pregnant with Nicolas’s child and Nadia’s three sisters close ranks around her. Despite their well-meaning advice, Nadia needs to figure out what she herself thinks, and what to do next.

Body of Stars by Laura Maylene Walter: Celeste Morton eagerly await adulthood, when the markings on her body will reveal the future. When Celeste changes, she learns a devastating secret about her brother’s fate, a secret that could destroy her family, a secret she will do anything to keep. Yet Celeste isn’t the only one keeping secrets, and when the lies of brother and sister collide, it leads to a tragedy that will irrevocably change Celeste’s fate and urge her to create a future that is truly her own.

The Shadow Box by Luanne Rice: After artist Claire Beaudry Chase is attacked and left for dead in her home on the Connecticut coast, she doesn’t know who she can trust. But her well-connected husband, Griffin–who is running for governor–is her prime suspect. When one of Claire’s acquaintances is murdered, Claire must decide how much she’s willing to lose to take down her husband and the corrupt group of elites who will do anything to protect Griffin’s interests and their own.

Win by Harlan Coben: Over twenty years ago, the heiress Patricia Lockwood was abducted during a robbery of her family’s estate, then locked inside an isolated cabin for months. Patricia escaped, but so did her captors — and the items stolen from her family were never recovered. Until now. On the Upper West Side, a recluse is found murdered in his penthouse apartment, alongside two objects with connection not only on Patricia’s kidnapping, but also on another FBI cold case.

 Trouble is What I Do by Walter Mosely: Leonid McGill’s infallible instincts of the crime world make him the ideal man to help when Phillip “Catfish” Worry comes knocking. Catfish is a ninety-four-year-old Mississippi blues-man who needs Leonid’s help with a simple task: deliver a letter revealing the black lineage of a wealthy heiress and her corrupt father. But when a famed and feared assassin puts out a hit on Catfish, Leonid has no choice but to confront the ghost of his own felonious past.

New Fiction

Sophomores by John Desmond: It’s fall 1987 and life as normal is ending for the Malone family. With their sterile Dallas community a far cry from the Irish-American Bronx of their youth, Pat and Anne Malone have reached a breaking point. Pat, faced with a debilitating MS diagnosis, has fallen into his drinking. Anne, his devoutly Catholic wife, is selected as a juror for a highly publicized murder trial, one that raises questions – about God, and about men in power – she has buried her entire life.

Eternal by Lisa Scottoline: An aspiring writer, an athlete from a professional cyclist family and a mathematics prodigy find their bond tested by a love triangle and the spread of anti-Semitism and fascism in 1937 Italy.

Later by Stephen King: The son of a struggling single mother, Jamie Conklin just wants an ordinary childhood. But Jamie is no ordinary child. Born with an unnatural ability his mom urges him to keep secret, Jamie can see what no one else can see and learn what no one else can learn. But the cost of using this ability is higher than Jamie can imagine – as he discovers when an NYPD detective draws him into the pursuit of a killer who has threatened to strike from beyond the grave.

Dark Sky by C.J. Box: When the governor of Wyoming gives Joe Pickett the thankless task of taking a tech baron on an elk hunting trip, Joe reluctantly treks into the wilderness with his high-profile charge. But as they venture into the woods, a man-hunter is hot on their heels, driven by a desire for revenge. Finding himself without a weapon, a horse, or a way to communicate, Joe must rely on his wits and his knowledge of the outdoors to protect himself and his companion.

Girl A by Abigail Dean: Lex Gracie doesn’t want to think about her family. She doesn’t want to think about growing up in her parents’ House of Horrors. And she doesn’t want to think about her identity as Girl A: the girl who escaped, the eldest sister who freed her older brother and four younger siblings. Together with her sister, Evie, Lex intends to turn the House of Horrors into a force for good. But first she must come to terms with her siblings – and with the childhood they shared.

The Other Emily by Dean Koontz: A decade ago, Emily Carlino vanished after her car broke down, presumed to be the victim of a serial killer. Writer David Thorne still hasn’t recovered from losing the love of his life. Then David meets Maddison Sutton: beguiling, playful, and keenly aware of all David has lost. But what really takes his breath away is that everything about Maddison, down to her kisses, is just like Emily. As David’s obsession grows, Maddison’s mysterious past deepens—and terror escalates.

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder by Joanne Fluke: Hannah’s up to her ears with Easter orders, but everything comes crashing to a halt when Hannah receives a panicked call from her sister Andrea – Mayor Richard Bascomb has been murdered … and Andrea is the prime suspect. As orders pile up at The Cookie Jar – and children line up for Easter egg hunts – Hannah must spring into investigation mode and identify the real killer … before another murder happens!

Send for Me by Lauren Fox: An achingly beautiful work of historical fiction that moves between Germany on the eve of World War II and present day Wisconsin, unspooling a thread of love, longing, and the ceaseless push and pull of family.

The Power Couple by Alex Berenson: Seeking to revive their strained relationship, Rebecca and Brian Unsworth decide to take their two kids, Kira and Tony, on a European getaway. They have a blast…until one night in Barcelona when Kira doesn’t come home from a dance club. She’s gone. Abducted. Over the course of a single weekend, the Unsworths will do everything possible to find her—as Kira herself discovers just how far she’ll go to break free of the trap that’s been set for her.

The Bounty by Janet Evanovich: Straight as an arrow special agent Kate O’Hare and international criminal Nick Fox have brought down some of the biggest bad guys out there. But now they face their most dangerous foe yet–a vast, shadowy international organization known only as the Brotherhood.
From a remote monastery in the Swiss Alps to the lawless desert of the Western Sahara, Kate and Nick must crisscross the world in a scramble to stop their deadliest foe in the biggest adventure of their lives.

New Nonfiction Titles

Intermittent Fasting Guide and Cookbook by Becky Gillaspy: You already fast every night when you’re sleeping. Why not try extending that fast by a few hours? It’s a simple strategy, and it’s effective. Dr. Becky Gillaspy is your fasting coach. With thorough up-to-date research, accessible language, plenty of anecdotal evidence, and action-ready plans, Intermittent Fasting Diet Guide and Cookbook offers everything you need to unlock the door to better health.

The Beginner’s Guide to Raising Chickens by Anne Kuo: The Beginner’s Guide to Raising Chickens makes it simple and easy to start keeping these surprisingly smart birds right in your backyard. From constructing coops to rearing chicks, you’ll learn everything you need to know to make sure your chickens stay happy and healthy all year round.

Clean Mama’s Guide to a Peaceful Home by Becky Rapinchuk: The creator of the popular cleaning website Clean Mama shows you how to establish systems and rituals to transform your home into a clean, organized, and comfortable space. Featuring decision trees, checklists, and space to reflect and record what’s working and what you’d like to improve, Clean Mama’s Guide to a Peaceful Home makes home-keeping a breeze and allows us to slow down and focus on the things that really matter.

Unsinkable: Five Men and the Indomitable Run of the USS Plunkett by James Sullivan: Perhaps the only Navy ship to participate in every Allied invasion in the European theatre, Sullivan traces the individual journeys of five incredibly brave men whose stories play out on the decks of the Plunkett in the Mediterranean.

The Price You Pay for College by Ron Lieber:  The New York Times ‘Your Money’ personal finance columnist offers a deeply reported and emotionally honest approach to the biggest financial decision families will ever make: what to pay for college.

Floret’s Farm: a Year in Flowers by Erin Benzakein: Learn how to buy, style, and present seasonal flower arrangements for every occasion. With sections on tools, flower care, and design techniques, Floret Farm’s A Year in Flowers presents all the secrets to arranging garden-fresh bouquets. This book is a gorgeous and comprehensive guide to everything you need to make your own incredible arrangements all year long, whether harvesting flowers from the backyard or shopping for blooms at the market.

Brave by Sissy Goff: As a parent, you can use certain strategies to help your teenage daughter when she struggles with worry and anxiety. But it is also important that she learns how to work through her emotions on her own, especially as she approaches adulthood. This guide–created for girls ages 13 to 18–will help your daughter understand anxiety’s roots and why her brain is often working against her when she starts to worry.

Make Your Own Sunshine by Janice Dean: Good people are all around us doing selfless deeds, from a firefighter who bravely battled for his colleague’s health after 9/11 to a Good Samaritan who secretly pays for the coffees of everyone in line behind him. Dean has made it her mission to uncover and document good stories to inspire us and gives us a much-needed boost of optimism.

The Women of the Bible Speak by Shannon Bream: People unfamiliar with Scripture often assume that women play a small, secondary role in the Bible. But in fact, they were central figures in numerous Biblical. In pairing their stories, Shannon helps us reflect not only on the meaning of each individual’s life, but on how they relate to each other and to us.

Nebraska’s Bucks and Bulls by Joel Helmer: Eclipsing Memorial Stadium on a Husker football game day, deer season is arguably the largest single sporting event of the year in Nebraska, with more than one hundred thousand hunters going afield with the hopes of tagging a trophy buck or bull. Recounted by Joel W. Helmer, an avid hunter and official measurer for the Boone and Crockett Club, each chapter tells the story of a buck or bull certified through official state or national records books.

New Fiction Titles

Pianos and Flowers by Alexander McCall Smith: In Pianos and Flowers we are invited, through the medium of sepia images, to glimpse a world long departed. Inspired by long-lost photographs, the lives of the people in the frame are imagined and then explored, layer by layer. Big stories are in these simple pictures. At first glance the photographs may seem unexceptional: the mere freezing of a moment in time. But delve deeper and you will realize that these photographs speak volumes.

A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine: During a time of political instability, Ambassador Mahit Dzmare discovers that her predecessor has died. Now Mahit must discover who is behind the murder, rescue herself, and save her Station from Teixcalaan’s unceasing expansion–all while navigating an alien culture that is all too seductive, engaging in intrigues of her own, and hiding a deadly technological secret–one that might spell the end of her Station and her way of life–or rescue it from annihilation.

The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse: Though it’s a stunning retreat, something about the luxury hotel in the Alps makes Elin nervous, then she wakes to discover her brother’s fiancée Laure has vanished without a trace. With a storm cutting off access to and from the hotel, the remaining guests start to panic; yet no one has realized that another woman has gone missing, and she’s the only one who could have warned them just how much danger they’re all in.

Neighbors by Danielle Steel: Meredith White was one of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces. But a personal tragedy cut her acting career short and alienated her from her family. Then, on a muggy late summer day, a massive earthquake strikes Northern California, plunging the Bay Area into chaos. Without a moment’s hesitation, Meredith invites her stunned and shaken neighbors into her mostly undamaged home as the recovery begins.

The Liars Dictionary by Eley Williams: Peter Winceworth, a disaffected Victorian lexicographer, inserts false entries into a dictionary – violating and subverting its authority. In the present day, Mallory is tasked with uncovering these entries before the work is digitized. As their narratives combine, Winceworth imagines who will find his fictional words in an unknown future, Mallory discovers more about the anonymous lexicographer’s life through the clues left in his entries, and both discover how they might negotiate the complexities of an absurd, relentless, and undefinable life.

The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey: A debut novel for fans of Sarah Perry and Kate Morton: when a young woman is tasked with safeguarding a natural history collection as it is spirited out of London during World War II, she discovers her new manor home is a place of secrets and terror instead of protection.

Picnic in the Ruins by Todd Robert Petersen: Anthropologist Sophia Shepard is conducting research in a remote area of the Utah-Arizona border when she crosses paths with two small-time criminals. Suddenly, Sophia must put her theories to the test in the real world, and the stakes are high. What begins as a madcap caper across the lands of southern Utah becomes a meditation on mythology, authenticity, the ethics of preservation, and one nagging question: Who owns the past?

The House on Vesper Sands by Paraic O’Donnell: London, 1893: high up in a house on a dark, snowy night, a lone seamstress stands by a window. Why does the seamstress jump from the window? Why is a cryptic message stitched into her skin? And how is she connected to a rash of missing girls, all of whom seem to have disappeared under similar circumstances? On the case is Inspector Cutter, a detective as sharp and committed to his work as he is wryly hilarious.

Call upon the Water by Stella Tillyard: In 1649, Jan Brunt works to drain and develop an expanse of marshy wetlands known as the Great Level. It is here in this wild country that he meets Eliza, a local woman whose love overturns his ordered vision. When she uses the education Jan has given her to sabotage his work, Jan flees to the New World. Eliza has also made it to the New World, and once again uses the education Jan gave her to bend the landscape—this time to find her own place of freedom.

The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Trevis: Eight-year-old orphan Beth Harmon is quiet, sullen, and by all appearances unremarkable. Until she plays her first game of chess. Her senses grow sharper, her thinking clearer, and for the first time she feels in control. By the age of sixteen, she’s competing for the U.S. Open championship. But as Beth hones her skills on the professional circuit, the stakes get higher, her isolation grows more frightening, and the thought of escape becomes all the more tempting.

New YA Fiction

Heart Bones by Colleen Hoover: An unexpected death forces Beyah Grim to spend the remainder of her summer in Texas with a father she barely knows. Beyah’s plan is to keep her head down and let the summer slip by seamlessly, but her new neighbor Samson throws a wrench in that plan. With an almost immediate connection, Beyah and Samson agree to stay in the shallow end of a summer fling. What Beyah doesn’t realize is that a rip current is coming, and it’s about to drag her heart out to sea.

Blood and Honey by Shelby Mahurin: Together Lou and Reid are sure they would be able to conquer anything. But Morgane has baited them into a lethal game of cat and mouse; they are pursued on all sides by coven, kingdom, and church. With time and luck running out, they are forced to turn to La Voisin– Queen of the Dames Rouges and sworn enemy of Lou’s coven. Lou and Reid are bound as one for the rest of their days– but death comes for us all.

A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir: Laia of Serra, now allied with the Blood Shrike, struggles to recover from the loss of the two people most important to her. Determined to stop the approaching apocalypse, she throws herself into the destruction of the Nightbringer. In the process, she awakens an ancient power that could lead her to victory–or to an unimaginable doom. And deep in the Waiting Place, the Soul Catcher seeks only to forget the life–and love–he left behind.

Five Total Strangers by Natalie Richards: Desperate to reach her grieving mother, Mira joins a group of college students driving home after their flight is stranded, but the road conditions are not the only mortal danger they face.

Tales from the Hinterland by Melissa Albert: Journey into the Hinterland, a brutal and beautiful world where a young woman spends a night with Death, brides are wed to a mysterious house in the trees, and an enchantress is killed twice―and still lives.

Into the Heartless Wood by Joanna Meyer: Deep in the wood lives a witch queen and her eight tree siren daughters. For centuries, they have harvested souls to feed the heartless tree. For years, Owen Merrick has resisted venturing over the garden wall, until one day he must enter the woods to find his missing sister. But one of the witch’s tree siren daughters, Seren, decides to save his life instead of end it, and they are plunged into the heart of a conflict that seemingly no one can win and that might destroy both their kingdoms forever.

Lore by Alexandra Bracken: Every seven years, nine Greek gods are forced to walk the earth as mortals, hunted by the descendants of ancient bloodlines, all eager to kill a god and seize their divine power and immortality. Long ago, Lore Perseous fled that brutal world in the wake of her family’s sadistic murder and pushed away any thought of revenge. Now two hunt participants seek her help: Castor, a childhood friend of Lore believed long dead, and a gravely wounded Athena, among the last of the original gods.

The Cousins by Karen McManus: Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah Story are cousins, but they barely know each another. When they each receive a letter inviting them to work at estranged grandmother’s island resort for the summer, they’re surprised . . . and curious. But when the cousins arrive on the island, it’s immediately clear that she has different plans for them. And the longer they stay, the more they realize how mysterious—and dark—their family’s past is.

How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black: Once upon a time, there was a boy with a wicked tongue. Before he was a cruel prince or a wicked king, he was a faerie child with a heart of stone. Revealing a deeper look into the dramatic life of Elfhame’s enigmatic high king, Cardan, this tale includes delicious details of life before The Cruel Prince, an adventure beyond The Queen of Nothing, and familiar moments from The Folk of the Air trilogy, told wholly from Cardan’s perspective.

Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco: Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghe – witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night, Vittoria misses dinner service at the family’s renowned Sicilian restaurant. Emilia soon finds the body of her beloved twin…desecrated beyond belief. Devastated, Emilia sets out to find her sister’s killer and to seek vengeance at any cost-even if it means using dark magic that’s been long forbidden.

New Nonfiction

Get Off Your Sugar by Daryl Gioffre: With tips for customizing the plan, including using clean Keto and intermittent fasting to tune up your metabolism, and sixty-five craving-stopping recipes, Get Off Your Sugar is your guide to turning your body into a strength-eating, energy-filled, acid-kicking machine.

Business Made Simple by Donald C. Miller: New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Donald Miller knows that business is more than just a good idea made profitable – it’s a system of unspoken rules, rarely taught by MBA schools. Donald Miller learned how to rise to the top using the principles he shares in this book.

Fast This Way by Dave Asprey: In Fast This Way, Dave asks readers to forget everything they think they know about the ancient practice and takes them on a journey through cutting-edge science to examine the ways novice fasters and Intermittent Fasting loyalists can up-end their relationship with food and upgrade their fasting game beyond calorie restriction.

Badass Habits by Jen Sincero: Badass Habits is a eureka-sparking, easy-to-digest look at how our habits make us who we are. The book includes enlightening interviews with people who’ve successfully strengthened their discipline backbones, new perspective on how to train our brains to become our best selves, and offers a simple, 21 day, step-by-step guide for ditching habits that don’t serve us and developing the habits we deem most important.

Embrace the Suck by Brent Gleeson: Provides an actionable roadmap that empowers you to expand your comfort zone to live a more fulfilling, purpose-driven life. Through candid storytelling, behavioral science research, and plenty of self-deprecating humor, Navy SEAL Gleeson shows you how to use pain as a pathway, reassess your values, remove temptation, build discipline, suffer with purpose, fail successfully, transform your mind, and achieve more of the goals you set.

The Spell Book for New Witches by Ambrosia Hawthorne: We all have magic inside of us. It allows us to connect with the natural world and invite new opportunities into our lives. The Spell Book for New Witches shows you how to tap in to this power and cast simple spells that will help you protect your loved ones, create new relationships, advance your career, and live the life you deserve.

Dog Flowers: a memoir by Danielle Geller: After Danielle Geller’s mother dies of a vicious withdrawal from drugs while, she is forced to return to Florida. Using her training as a librarian and archivist, Geller collects her mother’s documents, diaries, and photographs into a single suitcase and begins on a journey of confronting her family, her harrowing past, and the decisions she’s been forced to make, a journey that will end at her mother’s home–the Navajo reservation.

A Swim in the Pond in the Rain by George Saunders: George Saunders guides the reader through seven classic Russian short stories he’s been teaching for twenty years as a professor in the prestigious Syracuse University graduate MFA creative writing program. Paired with stories by Chekhov, Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Gogol, these essays are intended for anyone interested in how fiction works and why it’s more relevant than ever in these turbulent times.

Olive, Mabel and Me by Andrew Cotter: The story of Olive and Mabel, Labrador retrievers who rose to internet fame as the subjects of Andrew Cotter’s BBC sports parodies. Filled with stories about how Cotter fell in love with his dogs, his passion for hiking with them through the glens and over the peaks of his native Scotland, and the ongoing relationship between Olive and Mabel, the memoir is by turns side-splittingly funny and thoughtfully tender. It’s sure to resonate with all dog lovers.

Clan Lands by Sam Hueghan: From their faithful camper van to boats, kayaks, bicycles, and motorbikes, join stars of Outlander Sam and Graham on a road trip with a difference, as two Scotsmen explore a land of raw beauty, poetry, feuding, music, history, and warfare. In this story of friendship, finding themselves, and whisky, they discover the complexity, rich history and culture of their native country.

New Fiction Titles

Dare Me by Megan Abbott: Cheerleaders Beth calls the shots and her friend Addy carries them out, until the young new coach arrives. Beth wages a subtle but vicious campaign to regain her position as “top girl” when a suicide focuses a police investigation on Coach and her squad. After the first wave of shock and grief, Addy tries to uncover the truth behind the death—and learns that the boundary between loyalty and love can be dangerous terrain.

Under the Alaskan Ice by Karen Harper: When a small bush plane smashes through the ice at Falls Lake Lodge, it’s a chilling reminder of everything Megan Metzler has lost. Commander Bryce Saylor knows time is of the essence as he plunges into the frigid water in search of clues. But when vital evidence is destroyed, it soon becomes clear this downed plane was no accident. With someone tracking them from the woods, Meg and Bryce must race to unravel a mystery as indomitable as the Alaskan wilderness.

Pretty as a Picture by Elizabeth Little: Marissa Dahl, a shy but successful film editor, travels to a small island off the coast of Delaware to work with the legendary – and legendarily demanding – director Tony Rees. Some girl dies. It’s not much to go on, but the specifics don’t concern Marissa. Then she meets the intrepid and incorrigible teenage girls who are determined to solve the real-life murder that is the movie’s central subject, and before long, Marissa is drawn into the investigation herself.

The Scorpion’s Tale by Douglas Preston: When archaeologist Nora Kelly aids in an investigation of a mummified corpse, they uncover that the deceased died in a fetal position, skin coming off in sheets, a rictus of horror frozen on his face. When they identify the body bizarre cause of death, Corrie and Nora open a door into a terrifying, secret world of ancient treasure and modern obsession: a world centered on arguably the most defining, frightening, and transformative moment in American history.

The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse: Circe France, 1562: Nineteen-year-old Minou Joubert receives an anonymous letter at her father’s bookshop. Sealed with a distinctive family crest, it contains just five words: “She Knows That You Live.” But before Minou can decipher the mysterious message, a chance encounter with a young Huguenot convert, Piet Reydon, changes her destiny forever. For Piet has a dangerous mission of his own, and he will need Minou’s help if he is to stay alive.

Bootlegger’s Daughter by Margaret Maron: Deborah Knott, an attorney attempting to infiltrate the old boy network of tobacco country by running for district judge, is distracted from the race, and almost eliminated, when she finds new evidence to an old small-town murder.

Shiver by Allie Reynolds: In this propulsive locked-room thriller debut, a reunion weekend in the French Alps turns deadly when five friends discover that someone has deliberately stranded them at their remote mountaintop resort during a snowstorm. Stranded in the deserted resort, Milla’s not sure what’s worse: the increasingly sinister things happening around her or the looming snowstorm that’s making escape even more impossible. All she knows is that there’s no one on the mountain she can trust.

The House Keeper by Natalie Barelli: It has been ten years since Claire last saw Hannah, and she is living the charmed life that should have been Claire’s. Now Claire is an overweight, lazy drunk. Which is why when Hannah advertises for a housekeeper, Claire is confident she can apply and not be recognized. Because what better way to seek retribution-and redress-than from within the beautiful Mrs. Hannah Carter’s own home? Except every in the house seems to have secret. And now, there’s no way out.

Robert B. Parker’s Someone to Watch Over Me by Ace Atkins: Spenser and his new apprentice, Mattie, trace the murder of a young woman to an international crime ring that has been operating with impunity because of the powerful and highly connected billionaire at its helm. Spenser and trusted ally Hawk must again watch out for Mattie as she unravels a massive sex trafficking ring that will take them from Boston to the Bahamas, crossing paths with local toughs and an old enemy of Spenser’s.

Firewalk by L.T. Ryan: Seeking a connection to her past, Hatch crosses paths with a girl in need. And she’ll risk everything to save her. In the most intense novel to date, ex-military police officer Rachel Hatch faces off with a criminal enterprise trafficking girls. Hatch can’t look the other way and is called by her code of justice to seek resolution. Only this enemy is unlike any she’s ever faced. And she’ll have to walk through fire if she plans to come out alive.