New Nonfiction

Modern Death by Haider Warraich: Dr. Warraich takes a broader look at how we die today, from the cellular level up to the very definition of death itself. The most basic aspects of dying–the whys, wheres, whens, and hows–are almost nothing like what they were mere decades ago. Beyond its ecology, epidemiology, and economics, the very ethos of death has changed.

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, here is one remarkable author’s exploration of what it means to be a woman now – and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.

Ripper: the secret life of Walter Sickert by Patricia Cornwell: Examines the century-old series of murders that terrorized London in the 1800s, drawing on research, state-of-the-art forensic science, and insights into the criminal mind to reveal the true identity of the infamous Jack the Ripper.

Gosnell by Ann McElhinney: In 2013 Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted of killing four people, including three babies, but is thought to have killed hundreds, perhaps thousands more in a 30-year killing spree. This book reveals how the investigation that brought Gosnell to justice started as a routine drugs investigation and turned into a shocking unmasking of America’s biggest serial killer.

No Campus for White Men by Scott Greer: Greer links such seemingly unrelated trends as “rape culture” hysteria and Black Lives Matter to an overall campus mindset intent on elevating and celebrating leftist-designated “protected classes” while intimidating, censoring, and punishing those who disagree with this perversely un-American agenda.

The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben: A forester’s fascinating stories, supported by the latest scientific research, reveal the extraordinary world of forests and illustrate how trees communicate and care for each other.

The Highway Kind: Thrilling crime stories about cars, driving, and the road from the world’s bestselling and critically acclaimed writers. Including entirely new stories from Michael Connelly, C.J. Box, Diana Gabaldon, James Sallis, Ace Atkins, Luis Alberto Urrea, Sara Gran, Ben H. Winters, and Joe Lansdale, THE HIGHWAY KIND is a street-level look at modern America, as seen through one of its national obsessions.

An American Genocide by Benjamin Madley: Between 1846 and 1873, California’s Indian population plunged from perhaps 150,000 to 30,000. Benjamin Madley is the first historian to uncover the full extent of the slaughter, the involvement of state and federal officials, the taxpayer dollars that supported the violence, indigenous resistance, who did the killing, and why the killings ended.

New Fiction

The House at the Edge of Night by Catherine Banner: Follows the lives of the Esposito family and the other islanders who live and love on Castellamare who are transformed by two world wars and a great recession, by the threat of fascism and their deep bonds of passion and friendship, and by bitter rivalries and the power of forgiveness.

Perfume River by Robert Olen Butler: Tenured professor Robert Quinlan finds himself in a stalwart marriage with a brother he won’t speak to and a father on his death bed. when an unstable homeless man whom Robert at first takes to be a fellow Vietnam veteran turns out to have a deep impact not just on Robert, but on his entire family.

Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers: Josie and her husband have split up, and when her ex asks to take the children to meet his new fiancé’s family, Josie makes a run for it, figuring Alaska is about as far as she can get without a passport. But as they drive, pushed north by wildfires, Josie is chased by enemies both real and imagined, past mistakes pursuing her tiny family to the edge of civilization.

Belgravia by Julian Fellowes: Two families living in 1840s London must guard a secret that originated at the Duchess of Richmond’s legendary ball on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo.

Among the Wicked by Linda Castillo: Kate Burkholder is called upon by the sheriff’s department in rural, upstate New York to assist on a situation that involves a reclusive Amish settlement and the death of a young girl. Kate travels to New York, poses as an Amish woman, and infiltrates the community.

Night and Day by Iris Johansen: Protecting Cara Delaney from the enemies who want her dead leads Eve to be their target. It will take everything she has to rescue Cara, and doing so will put that which is dearest to her at risk.

The Fisherman by John Langan: When Abe and Dan, two widowers who have found solace in each other’s company and a shared passion for fishing, hear rumors of a Creek with the possibility of a catch more fantastic than fish, the men find themselves drawn into a tale as deep and old as the Reservoir.

Chase by James Patterson: A man plunges to his death from the roof of a Manhattan hotel. It looks like a suicide – except the victim has someone else’s fingerprints and $10,000 in cash. Enter Detective Michael Bennett.

Barkskins by Annie Proulx: Rene Sel, an illiterate woodsman, makes his way from Northern France to the homeland to seek a living. Proulx tells the stories of Rene’s children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, as well as the descendants of his friends and foes, as they travel back to Europe, to China, to New England, always in quest of a livelihood or fleeing stunningly brutal conditions–war, pestilence, Indian attacks, the revenge of rivals.

New Adult Fiction

new bookwormThe Second Sister by Marie Bostwick: Years of long workdays as a political campaigner are about to pay off now that Lucy Toomey’s boss is entering the White House. But when her estranged sister unexpectedly dies, Lucy is drawn back to her small Wisconsin hometown

The Decision by Wanda Brunstetter: Moving from Pennsylvania, finding rewarding work, and leaving heartbreak behind is the best decision Jonah ever made. But is he ready to consider love again when he meets Elaine Schrock? Will his heart mend when she chooses loyalty over love?

Pride vs. Prejudice by Joan Hess: To exact revenge on the county prosecutor, Claire tracks down the defendant of a murder case, a woman accused of murdering her husband, and vows to help prove her innocence in court.

Falling in Love by Donna Leon: Attending a performance by a opera star he saved in Death at La Fenice, Brunetti learns that the singer is being stalked by an obsessed fan who subsequently attacks a fellow performer.

The Angel Court Affair by Anne Perry: Thomas Pitt is sent to protect Sofia Delacruz, a young and British preacher, but when kidnappers manage to reach Sofia murdering two of her companions in the process, he the message the lovely evangelist was meant to deliver was far more urgent than he knew.

The Love Letters by Beverly Lewis: Marlena Wenger, an aunt from the Beachy Amish caring for her infant niece, finds comfort and hope from an Old Order Amish mother and her family who extend friendship to a homeless man, whose few possessions include a collection of love letters.

Emma by Alexander McCall Smith:The summer after university, Emma returns to Highbury where she will live with her health-conscious father until she is ready to launch her interior-design business. In the meantime, she will do what she does best: offer guidance to those less wise in the ways of the world than herself.

NYPD Red 3 by James Patterson: When a billionaire’s chauffeur is brutally murdered and his son is abducted, NYPD Red Detective Zach Jordan and his ex-girlfriend partner, Kylie MacDonald, realize that their own lives are becoming more threatened as they get closer to solving the case.

A Dangerous Place by Jacqueline Winspear: Arriving in turbulent 1937 Gibraltar in the aftermath of a tragedy, Maisie Dobbs raises the British Secret Service’s suspicions through her involvement in the murder of a Sephardic Jewish photographer.

New Fiction

new bookwormA Touch of Stardust by Kate Alcott: Although Julie Crawford works in the studio publicity office of the notoriously demanding producer David O. Selznick–who is busy burning through directors, writers and money as he begins filming “Gone with the Wind.”

Death of a Liar by M.C. Beaton: Sergeant Hamish Macbeth encounters a woman who tends to lie about attempted violent assaults. When her body is found in her home and Hamish must sort through all of her lies to solve the crime.

Twelve Days by Alex Berenson: Wells, with his former CIA bosses Ellis Shafer and Vinnie Duto, has uncovered a staggering plot, a false-flag operation to convince the President to attack Iran. But they have no hard evidence, and no one at Langley or the White House will listen.

The Pearl that Broke its Shell by Nadia Hashima: In Kabul, 2007, with a drug-addicted father and no brothers, Rahima and her sisters find their hope in the ancient custom of bacha posh, which allows young Rahima to dress and be treated as a boy until she is of marriageable age

Motive by Jonathan Kellerman: A much loved woman’s dead body is found in her apartment, victim of horrendous overkill even as her dining room table is perfectly set for a romantic dinner. With few clues at hand, Milo Sturgis calls in psychologist Alex Delaware for help.

Landline by Rainbow Rowell: Georgie McCool knows her marriage has been in trouble for a long time and it may be finally at an end, despite their love for each other, but one night Georgie discovers a way to communicate with her husband in the past.

Blood Infernal by James Rollins: The story about an ancient order who speak the truth behind Christ’s miracles and strive to protect the world from evil.

Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar: Virginia and Vanessa live at the center of a eccentric, charmed circle of artists and intellectuals, and Vanessa finds soon her relationship with her complicated and brilliant sister becomes troubled.

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah: Viann and Isabelle have always been close. When World War II strikes it’s not only the sisters’ relationship that is tested, but also their strength and their individual senses of right and wrong

Darned if You Do by Monica Ferris: Betsy Devonshire, owner of the Crewel World needlework shop, doesn’t mess around. But when a local hoarder is murdered, she’ll need all her wits to dig a new friend out of a heap of trouble.

The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson: A dark and devious suspense novel about a random encounter, sex, and a conversation that quickly turns to murder.

New Nonfiction

new bookwormBeliever by David Axelrod: The legendary strategist, the mastermind behind Barack Obama’s historic election campaigns, shares a wealth of stories from his forty-year journey through the inner workings of American democracy.

The New Cold War by Edward Lucas: Discusses foreign relations in the former Soviet Union following Vladimir Putin’s 2006 presidential election, and analyzes how Russia’s hostile attitudes toward the United States and the West are due to their own sluggish reaction to Russian actions.

Lincoln’s Greatest Case by Brian McGintry: The untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight.

Empire Express by David Bain: Chronicles the events that took place in the thirty years it took to complete the first transcontinental railroad, profiling the key players in its development, the major setbacks the workers faced, and the public objections to the railroad’s completion.

Superman by Larry Tye: A history of Superman and the creators, designers, owners and performers who made Superman the icon he is today.

The Reaper by Nicholas Irving: A memoir by a Special Operations Direct Action Sniper traces his career during the War on Terror, which was marked by his record-setting deployment to Afghanistan and his face-off against an enemy sniper known only as “The Chechnian.”

There’s More to Life Than This by Theresa Caputo: Medium Theresa Caputo, star of the television show Long Island Medium, opens the door to her world and invites you to experience her exceptional gift of communicating with those who’ve crossed over to the Other Side.

Prairie Schooner Winter 2014: A collection of literary works, published quarterly by the University of Nebraska Press, including short fiction, reviews and poetry.

Devil at My Heels by Louis Zamperini: Louis Zamperini tells the story of his life after his plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean on May 27, 1943 and he was captured by the Japanese, discussing the torture he suffered as a prisoner of war for two years, his return home to a family that was told he was killed in action, his problems with drinking and despair, and his recovery with the help of love and faith.

 

New Fiction

new bookwormGod Clobbers Us All by Poe Ballantine: In a San Diego rest home in the 1970s, eighteen-year-old surfer-boy orderly, Edgar Donahoe, struggles along until the night he and his best friend become responsible for the disappearance of a fellow worker.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins: While riding on a train, a woman witnesses a a shocking act. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next.

Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman: This third collection of short fiction by Gaiman includes previously published pieces of short fiction — stories, verse, and a very special Doctor Who story, as well “Black Dog,” a new tale that revisits the world of American Gods.

Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper: When eighty-three-year-old Etta leaves their Saskatchewan farm to walk 3,200 kilometers to the ocean, her husband Otto is left to struggle with his demons from the war.

Crash and Burn by Lisa Gardner: My name is Nicky Frank. Except, most likely, it isn’t. I’m looking for a little girl. I have to save her. Except, most likely, she doesn’t exist… This is my life. Except, most likely, it’s not. Now watch me crash and burn.

Breaking Creed by Alex Kava: When Creed and his dogs are called in to search a fishing vessel, they discover illegal human cargo. To make matters worse, he helps one of the cartel’s drug mules escape–a fourteen-year-old girl who reminds him of his younger sister who disappeared fifteen years ago.

Saint Odd nu Dean Koontz: Two years after the cataclysmic events that sent him journeying into mystery, Odd returns to his home town to save them–and perhaps humanity–from the full flowering of evil it is his destiny to confront.

My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh: A man reflects on the summer of his fourteenth year, where in Baton Rouge he fell in love with a golden-haired girl across the street before an unspeakable crime shattered illusions in his seemingly idyllic neighborhood.

The Idea of Him by Holly Peterson: Mary Crawford, at 34, finds herself at a crossroads. Mary fell for the man she married when she was in her twenties only to realize years later that it wasn’t him she fell for as much as it was the idea of him, and the guy who seemed so right at the time turned out to be nothing more than a fantasy.

 

New Nonfiction

new bookwormiPhones for Seniors by Nancy Muir: Once you get comfortable with your iPhone, you’ll wonder how you lived without it! Cuts through the jargon to help you find your way around the homescreen, make calls, send texts and emails, add games, movie, and music– and much more!

Put ‘Em Up by Sherri Vinton: A comprehensive guide to home preserving, with step-by-step instructions for every kind of preserving, including refrigerating and freezing, air- and oven-drying, cold- and hot-pack canning, and pickling.

Blind Descent by Brian Dickenson: Former Navy rescue swimmer Brian Dickinson recounts his experiences trying to descend from the summit on Mount Everest after being stricken with snow blindness.

The Fall Line by Nathaniel Vinton: For decades, American skiers struggled to match their European counterparts. Then came a fledgling class of American racers that disrupted the Alpine racing world order.

Mekong Mud Dogs by Sgt. Ed Eaton: Finding himself an infantryman in the unique Army / Navy Riverine Force in the Mekong Delta. Quickly rising to the rank of platoon sergeant, Ed becomes one of the first members of the US Army to be specifically trained to be a sniper.

Tinseltown by William Mann: Examines the murder William Desmond Taylor – implicated are three beautiful actresses, the founder of Paramount, a grasping stage mother, a devoted valet, and a gang of two-bit thugs, any of whom might have fired the fatal bullet.

Camping America’s Guide to Free and Low Cost Campgrounds: A guide to campgrounds in every area of the United States with a list of amenities and camping fees.

Alaska Tracks by Randy Zarnke: Profiles modern homesteaders who have made a living and a life living, hunting, and trapping in the wilds of Alaska.

Deep Down Dark by Hector Tobar: Relates the experiences of the thirty-three men who endured entrapment beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days during the San Jose mine collapse outside of Copiapo, Chile, in August 2010.

iPad for Dummies: Provides simple instructions for using Apple iPads, including managing files, adding music, games and videos, and more!

New Adult Fiction

new bookwormMurder Tightly Knit by Vannetta Chapman: When a local Amish man is found dead, the Middlebury Amish Artisan Village comes under suspicion.

Scorched Eggs by Laura Childs: Suzanne, Petra, and Toni–co-owners of the Cackleberry Club Café are equally good at serving up breakfast and serving up justice. This time they turn up the heat on a deadly firebug.

Tom Clancy Full Force and Effect by Mark Greaney: President Jack Ryan is faced with and old challenge with a terrifying new twist that will make North Korea a dangerous force on the world stage . . . one that includes the elimination of the President of the United States.

Christmas on 4th Street by Susan Mallery: After Nicole Perkins opens her store, The Christmas Attic, business is booming. When Gabriel Boylan offers to help out they share mistletoe kisses and she wonders if she is just a distraction for him– or is true love just waiting to be unwrapped?

The Cinderella Murder by Mary Higgins Clark: When Laurie Morgan’s new, successful cold case television show raises questions about the murder of a young actress causing Hollywood’s elite to come under scrutiny, and the high ratings may end up coming at a great price.

The Girl Who Came Home by Hazel Gaynor: When Titanic survivor Maggie Murphy wakes up alone in a New York hospital, she vows never to speak of the tragedy again, until she shares a secret about the Titanic with her granddaughter Grace, leading them both in new directions.

Nowhere But Home by Liza Palmer: After Queenie Wake returns home hopeful that the bad memories of her late mother and promiscuous sister have been forgotten by the locals, she discovers that some people can’t be forgotten—especially heartbreaker Everett Coburn.

Hard Limit by Meredith Wild: Blake Landon is a man who has everything – wealth, good looks, and the love of Erica Hathaway. On the verge of making the ultimate commitment, Erica uncovers an unsettling chapter in Blake’s history that may destroy their promise of forever.

Mrs. Hemingway by Naomi Wood (Large Print): Each Mrs. Earnest Hemingway thought their love would last forever; each one was wrong. This paints a complex portrait of the man behind the legend and the women behind the man.

A Love Undone by Cindy Woodsmall (Large Print): Old order Amish Jolene Keim meets Andy fisher, father to a nine-year-old. As a man whose wife abandoned him, he is unable to divorce or remarry according to the Amish ways, and the two find themselves confronted by difficult choices.

 

New Adult Nonfiction

new bookwormThe Future of God by Deepak Chopra: Outlining a path to God that turns unbelief into the first step of awakening, Deepak shows us that a crisis of faith is like the fire we must pass through on the way to power, truth, and love.

Fields of Blood by Karen Armstrong: Explores the decline of religious self-identification in America and the perception of faith as a source of aggression, intolerance and divisiveness.

The Twelfth Victim: The innocence of Caril Fugate in the Starkweather murder rampage by Linda Battisti: Explores the sensationalization of the Starkweather murders and the possibility that Caril Fugate was forced into submission in fear of her life.

Crop Ecology by D.J. Connor: Provides in-depth coverage of the impact of environmental conditions and management on crops, resource requirements for productivity and effects on soil resources.

You Can Farm by Joel Salatin: A practical guide to getting into the farming business that covers each step from initial ideas to livestock sanitation to clientele and pricing, providing such tools as “Recipes for Failure” and “The Ten Best Complementary Enterprises.”

The Good Dog: true stories of love, loss and loyalty: A collection of true stories that celebrate the relationship between humans and dogs written by top writers and based on the Garden & Gun magazine’s column “Good Dog”.

Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Cookbook: A brand new collection of holiday recipes and insights into Christmas celebrations direct from Amish homes. You’ll also enjoy the addition of scriptures and common Amish sayings.

Dining at the White House: from the President’s table to yours by John Moeller: Provides recipes for menus served at White House events with photos and anecdotes about cooking for the White House.

Masters of Deception: Escher, Dali and the artists of optical illustion by Al Seckel: Presents a collection of optical illusion art by a number of noted artists including Salvador Dali, Vik Muniz, and Roger Shepard.

Magic of M.C. Escher: Discusses the perspective artist’s life and works and offers prints of some of his best-known pieces, unpublished drawings, the artist’s own commentary, and additional observations.

New Adult Fiction

new bookwormJane and the Twelve Days of Christmas by Stephanie Barron: Jane Austen finds herself investigating the murder of one of the guests while at a gathering at the home of the wealthy and politically prominent Chute family during the Christmas holidays.

Ho-ho-homicide by Kaitlyn Dunnett: While spending a week at her friend’s Christmas tree farm, Liss MacCrimmon Ruskin is drawn into a mystery involving a dead body in a shipment of Scotch pine, a series of “accidents,” and a strange maze of trees.

The Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans: A stranger approaches Elise in the mall food court and offers her a proposition. For the next eight weeks–until the evening of December 24–he suggests that they pretend to be a couple, and the lonely Elise agrees to the idea.

Festive in Death by J.D. Robb: Personal trainer Trey Ziegler is found dead. While Dallas sorts through the list of Ziegler’s enemies, she’s also dealing with her Christmas shopping list-plus the guest list for her and her billionaire husband’s upcoming holiday bash.

The Christmas Wedding Ring by Susan Mallery: Dumped by her fiancéì just before Christmas, Molly turns to bad-boy Dylan, her sister’s high school boyfriend. A guarded Dylan always had a weakness for Molly, and when she waltzes into his life– grown-up and gorgeous– he’s stunned.

Prince Lestat by Anne Rice: Vampires are proliferating out of control and a strange Voice has awakened the Old Vampires, sending them on killing sprees in major cities around the world to destroy the maverick vampires.

French Pastry Murder by Leslie Meier: The ladies and their husbands are awarded a dream vacation in Paris, complete with classes at Le Cooking School with renowned pastry chef Larry Bruneau. But their bon voyage is cut short when Lucy discovers the chef in a pool of blood on the second day of class.

The Wonder of All Things by Jason Mott: After an air show accident thirteen-year-old Ava has her ability to heal physical ailments revealed to the world, but she has trouble dealing with all the people who come seeking a miracle, especially since, with each healing, she grows weaker.

Paris Match by Stuart WoodsStone Barrington has returned to Paris and finds himself embroiled in high-stakes trouble on both sides of the pond. An old enemy is still in hot pursuit, and this time he might have a powerful local resource on his side.

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult: Alice Metcalf was a devoted mother who studied grief among elephants and disappeared mysteriously. Her daughter Jenna–now thirteen and orphaned by a father maddened by grief–steadfastly refuses to believe in her mother’s desertion.