New DVDs

Batman: death in the family:  Immerse yourself in this interactive movie, based on the iconic DC storyline event, where your choices will shape the destinies of Gotham City’s Caped Crusaders.

Fatima: A trial of faith unfolds at the apex of World War I when a 10-year-old shepherdess and her two young cousins in Fátima, Portugal, who report seeing visions of the Virgin Mary.

Superman: man of tomorrow: Daily Planet intern Clark Kent takes learning-on-the-job to new extremes when Lobo and Parasite set their sights on Metropolis.

Grant: the complete miniseries: The documentary-series examines Grant’s life story using his perspective and experiences to explore a turbulent time in history: the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Trump Card: Filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza examines the ideas of socialism and the state of politics in America.

Ava: Ava is a deadly assassin who works for a black ops organization, traveling the globe specializing in high profile hits. When a job goes dangerously wrong she is forced to fight for her own survival.

Hard Kill: When billionaire tech CEO Donovan Chalmers (Bruce Willis) hires a team of mercenaries to protect a lethal piece of technology, security expert and team leader (Jesse Metcalfe) finds himself in a deadly showdown with an old enemy. Miller and his team must race against the clock to protect the fate of the human race before it’s too late.

The Killing Floor: Tells the little-known true story of the struggle to build an interracial labor union in the Chicago Stockyards.

Unhinged: Rachel (Caren Pistorius) is running late to work when she has an altercation at a traffic light with a stranger (Crowe) whose life has left him feeling powerless and invisible. Soon, Rachel finds herself, and everyone she loves, the target of a man who decides to make one last mark upon the world by teaching her a series of deadly lessons.

The Rental: Two couples on an ocean side getaway grow suspicious that the host of their seemingly perfect rental house may be spying on them. Before long, what should have been a celebratory weekend trip turns into something far more sinister, as well-kept secrets are exposed and the four old friends come to see each other in a whole new light.

The Silencing: A reformed hunter living in isolation on a wildlife sanctuary becomes involved in a deadly game of cat and mouse when he and the local Sheriff set out to track a vicious killer who may have kidnapped his daughter years ago.

Waiting for the Barbarians: The Magistrate of an isolated frontier settlement on the border of an unnamed empire looks forward to an easy retirement until the arrival of Colonel Joll, whose task it is to report on the activities of the barbarians and on the security situation on the border. Joll conducts a series of ruthless interrogations, which leads the Magistrate to question his loyalty to the empire.

New Fiction

Daylight by David Baldacci: For many long years, Atlee Pine was tormented by uncertainty after her twin sister, Mercy, was abducted at the age of six and never seen again. Now, just as Atlee is pressured to end her investigation into Mercy’s disappearance, she finally gets her most promising breakthrough and finally discovers the truth about what happened, and that truth will shock Pine to her very core.

Marauder by Clive Cussler: While stopping a violent attack on a Kuwaiti oil tanker, Juan Cabrillo and his team discover something even more dangerous: a ruthless billionaire’s dying wish has allowed a paralyzing chemical to end up in the hands of a terrorist group. And the billionaire’s daughter will stop at nothing to see his plan through.

The Kingdom by Jo Nesbo: A mechanic from a rural mountain village finds the limits of his family loyalties tested when his entrepreneur brother announces plans to revitalize the community through a hotel project that becomes increasingly overshadowed by greed and dangerous secrets.

Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz: Stefan Codrescu, a Romanian maintenance man in a historic Suffolk hotel, is found guilty of a murder that occurred at the hotel. Late author Alan Conway based a book in his detective series on the hotel. Cecily Treherne, the daughter of the hotel owner, read the book and believes the truth of Stefan’s innocence is found in its pages. But now…she has disappeared and editor Susan Ryeland travels to Suffolk to investigate.

Crisis by Kurt Schlichter: Kelly TurnbullBrought back to the United States to work with an elite group of operators who are seeking to stop the slide to open civil war, Turnbull pursues a leftist terrorist mastermind who will stop at nothing to burn down the country. His odyssey takes him from an attack on Capitol Hill to the “liberated zone” of Minneapolis to a desperate battle in the California desert. Turnbull is once again locked and loaded, with his trusty Wilson Combat .45 and his trademark bad attitude.

A Song for Dark Times by Ian Rankin: When his daughter Samantha calls in the dead of night, John Rebus knows it’s not good news. Her husband has been missing for two days. Rebus fears the worst – and knows from his lifetime in the police that his daughter will be the prime suspect. As he leaves at dawn to drive to the windswept coast – and a small town with big secrets – he wonders whether this might be the first time in his life where the truth is the one thing he doesn’t want to find.

The Butcher’s Blessing by Ruth Gilligan: The Butcher’s roam from farm to farm in Ireland, enacting ancient methods of cattle slaughter. For photographer Ronan, the Butchers are ideal subjects: representatives of an older, more folkloric Ireland whose survival is now being tested. As he moves through the countryside, Ronan captures this world image by image-a lake, a cottage, and his most striking photo: a single Butcher, hung upside down in a pose of unspeakable violence.

Private Moscow by James Patterson: Before the New York Stock Exchange bell rings, a bullet rips through the air and finds its mark. In the aftermath of the murder, the victim’s wife hires Jack to find the killer. Jack identifies another murder in Moscow that appears to be linked. So he heads to Russia, and begins to uncover a conspiracy that could have global consequences.

They Never Learn by Layne Fargo: Scarlett Clark is an exceptional English professor. But she’s even better at getting away with murder. Every year, she searches for the worst man at Gorman University and plots his well-deserved demise. Thanks to her meticulous planning, she’s avoided drawing attention to herself–but as she’s preparing for her biggest kill yet, the school starts probing into the growing body count on campus putting her secret life at risk of exposure.

Deadly Cross by James Patterson: Kay Willingham, ex-wife of the sitting vice-president, is murdered inside a luxury limousine. Few, including her onetime psychologist, had any inkling of Kay’s troubled past in the Deep South. Murdered alongside her is Randall Christopher, a respected educator whose political ambitions may have endangered their lives. Alex is left without a suspect, even as he faces a desperate choice between breaking a trust and losing his way, as a detective, and as the protector of his family.

New Nonfiction Titles

Ex Libris by Michiko Kakutani: From “the most powerful book critic in the English-speaking world” (Vanity Fair) comes 100 personal, thought-provoking essays of the life-changing books she wouldn’t want you to miss–beautifully illustrated throughout.

Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World by Fareed Zakaria: CNN host and best-selling author Fareed Zakaria helps readers to understand the nature of a post-pandemic world: the political, social, technological, and economic consequences that may take years to unfold and helps readers to begin thinking beyond the immediate effects of COVID-19.

Pappyland by Thompson Wright: The story of how Julian Van Winkle III, the caretaker of the most coveted cult Kentucky Bourbon whiskey in the world, fought to protect his family’s heritage and preserve the taste of his forebears, in a world where authenticity, like his product, is in short supply.

The Hidden Habits of Genius by Craig Wright: The creator of Yale University’s popular “Genius Course” examines how fourteen key habits of genius, from curiosity and creative maladjustment to rebelliousness and obsession, have been effectively demonstrated by history’s most influential and change-promoting intellectuals.

Talking to GOATS by Jim Gray: Sportscaster and sports historian Jim Gray reviews the best interviews, the best athletes, and the best games in modern sports history. It’s like a personal introduction to the characters and careers of these heroes and villains we’ve known since childhood. He examines how money, celebrity, the media, and power interact, and how sports helps transform American society.

Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey: This book is an album, a record, and a story of Matthew McConaughey’s life and the graces, truths, and beauties he has seen while trying to dance between the raindrops. It’s also his guide to catching more greenlights– and to realizing that the yellows and reds eventually turn green too.

 A Promised Land by Barack Obama: In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency–a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.

The Answer Is… by Alex Trebeck: Includes illuminating personal anecdotes with Trebek’s thoughts on a range of topics, including marriage, parenthood, education, success, spirituality, and philanthropy. Trebek also addresses the questions asked most often by Jeopardy! fans, such as what prompted him to shave his signature mustache, his insights on legendary players like Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer, and his opinion of Will Ferrell’s Saturday Night Live impersonation.

The Last Days of John Lennon by James Patterson: Enriched by exclusive interviews with Lennon’s friends and associates, including Paul McCartney, The Last Days of John Lennon is the thrilling true story of two men who changed history: One whose indelible songs enliven our world to this day—and the other who ended the beautiful music with five pulls of a trigger.

The Joy of Home Distilling by Rick Morris: By learning not just how to distill, but also what is happening at each step and why it is needed, readers will be armed with the information they need to experiment with their own spirits and concoct their own recipes.

The Invention of Medicine by Robin Lane Fox: Acclaimed historian Robin Lane Fox puts the remarkable works of early Greek medical texts in a wider context and upends our understanding of medical history by establishing that they were written much earlier than previously thought and by none other than the father of medicine, the great Hippocrates himself.

Joe Biden: the life, the run and what matters now by Evan Osnos: Osnos ponders the difficulties Biden will face if elected and weighs how political circumstances, and changes in the candidate’s thinking, have altered his positions. In this nuanced portrait, Biden emerges as flawed, yet resolute, and tempered by the flame of tragedy–a man who just may be uncannily suited for his moment in history.

New Fiction Titles

The Dirty South by John Connolly: John Connolly returns with a prequel that goes back to the very beginning of Private Investigator Charlie Parker’s astonishing career with his first terrifying case.

The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez: Sloan Monroe can’t catch a break. Two years after losing her fiance, her life consists of cemetery visits, unorthodox art projects, and drinking sessions with her best friend, Kristen. So when a dog dashes in front of her car and gets her a ticket for obstructing traffic, Sloan is at her wits’ end. But after meeting the ridiculously attractive and charming owner of the trouble-making retriever, she begins to think that maybe her luck has finally started to turn around.

A Time for Mercy by John Grisham: Clanton, Mississippi. 1990. Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial when the court appoints him attorney for Drew Gamble, a timid sixteen-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy. Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance digs in and discovers that there is more to the story than meets the eye.

The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James: The secrets lurking in a rundown roadside motel ensnare a young woman, just as they did her aunt thirty-five years before, in this new atmospheric suspense novel from the national bestselling and award-winning author of The Broken Girls.

One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London: Bea is a devastatingly stylish plus-size fashion blogger who has amazing friends, a devoted family, legions of Insta followers—and a broken heart. Every week Bea indulges in the hit reality dating show Main Squeeze. Just when Bea has sworn off dating altogether, she gets an intriguing call: Main Squeeze wants her to be its next star, surrounded by men vying for her affections. Bea agrees, on one condition—under no circumstances will she actually fall in love.

Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline: Days after winning OASIS founder James Halliday’s contest, Wade makes a discovery that changes everything. Hidden within Halliday’s vaults, waiting for his heir to find, lies a technological advancement that will once again change the world and make the OASIS a thousand times more wondrous—and addictive—than even Wade dreamed possible. Wade finds his life and the future of the OASIS are again at stake, but this time the fate of humanity also hangs in the balance.

Hidden in Plain Sight by Jeffrey Archer: Assigned to the Drugs Squad, William Warwick and his team are immediately tasked with apprehending Ahmed Rashedi, a notorious drug dealer, who operates his extensive network out of South London. As the investigation progresses, William runs into enemies old and new: Adrian Heath, from his school days, now a street dealer who he convinces to turn informer; and financier Miles Faulkner, who makes a mistake that could finally see him put behind bars.

Piece of My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark: Television producer Laurie Moran and her fiancé, Alex Buckley, the former host of her investigative television show, are just days away from their mid-summer wedding, when things take a dark turn. Alex’s seven-year-old nephew, Johnny, vanishes from the beach. A ticking clock, a sinister stalker, and fresh romance combine in this exhilarating follow up to the bestselling You Don’t Own Me.

The Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly: Defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by police, who find the body of a client in the trunk of his Lincoln. Mickey elects to defend himself and must strategize and build his defense from his jail cell in the Twin Towers Correctional Center in downtown Los Angeles, all the while looking over his shoulder, as an officer of the court he is an instant target.

All That Glitters by Danielle Steel: As the only child of doting and successful parents, Nicole ‘Coco’ Martin has been given every opportunity in life. Then tragedy strikes: Coco’s parents are killed in a terrorist attack while on vacation in France. Determined to forge her own path and make her parents proud, Coco pursues her dream. Drawn to charismatic, fascinating men, each relationship will teach Coco new lessons, some delightful, some painful — and in the end, she will discover herself.

New DVD titles

New DVD Titles

Holiday Inn: Screen legends Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire sing and dance their way into your hearts in this timeless holiday classic. Crosby plays a song-and-dance man who leaves showbiz to run an inn that is open only on holidays. Astaire plats his former partner and rival in love. Follow the two talented pals as they finds themselves competing for the affections of the same lovely lady.

Christmas in Connecticut: In her Smart Housekeeping column, Elizabeth Lane provides festive recipes and homemaking hints. But Elizabeth’s got a secret: she needs a recipe to boil water. Elizabeth has no cooking skills, no Connecticut farm, no adoring hubby and no baby-makes-three as depicted in her column. She better get them. Because Elizabeth’s boss has invited himself and a recently returned war hero to her home for Christmas.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation: Clark Griswold vows his clan will enjoy a perfect Griswold Family Christmas. Seeing is believing. There are 25,000 lights on the roof. An exploding turkey on the dining room table. A SWAT team taking siege outside.

The Original Christmas Specials Collection: Features five classic Ranking and Bass Christmas specials: Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, Cricket on the Hearth, and The Little Drummer Boy.

Blackbird: Lily (Susan Sarandon) and Paul (Sam Neil) summon their loved ones to their country house for one final gathering after Lily decides to end her struggle on her own terms after a long battle with ALS. The couple plans a loving weekend complete with holiday traditions, but the mood becomes strained when unresolved issues surface between Lily’s daughters Jennifer and Anna.

Mulan: In Disney’s Mulan, a fearless young woman risks everything out of love for her family and her country to become one of the greatest warriors China has ever known.

Bill & Ted Face the Music: Yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle-aged best friends set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it. Along the way, they will be helped by their daughters, a new batch of historical figures and a few music legends!  

NOS4A2 Season 2: Eight years after they finally faced off for the first time, Vic McQueen remains more determined than ever to destroy Charlie Manx. Charlie, having faced his own mortality, emerges desperate for revenge against Vic. This time, he sets his sights on the person who means most to Vic – her eight-year-old son Wayne. The race for Wayne’s soul sends Vic and Charlie on a high-speed collision course, forcing both to confront the mistakes of their pasts in order to secure a hold on Wayne’s future.

Yellowstone Season 3: In the most explosive season of Yellowstone yet, John Dutton and his family must protect their land from new and old enemies, lead by Wall Street maverick Roarke. Threatened by betrayals, bad blood, and lucrative business deals, the Duttons form unexpected alliances and confront dangerous measures to safeguard their legacy.

The Doorman: A woman returns from combat and befriends a family in NYC. A gang of thieves plot to take the family’s valuables, and she is all that stands between them and their lives.

Irresistible: Top Democratic consultant (Steve Carell) sees an opportunity to win back voters in America’s heartland when a video of a passionate farmer and retired Marine colonel (Chris Cooper) goes viral. However, when the Republican National Committee counters him by sending in his brilliant nemesis, Faith Brewster (Rose Byrne), Gary is more than primed to up his game, turning this local race into a hilarious game of tug of war.

The Rental: Two couples on an ocean side getaway grow suspicious that the host of their seemingly perfect rental house may be spying on them. Before long, what should have been a celebratory weekend trip turns into something far more sinister, as well-kept secrets are exposed and the four old friends come to see each other in a whole new light.

New Fiction Titles

What You Wish For by Katherine Center: Samantha Casey loves everything about her job as an elementary school librarian on the sunny, historic island of Galveston. When Duncan Carpenter – Sam’s former, unrequited crush – shows up as her new boss, he’s nothing like the sweet teacher she once swooned over. With Duncan determined to destroy everything Sam loves about her school in the name of security, she must make a stand before the school that has become her home becomes a prison.

Anxious People by Fredrick Backman: An apartment open house becomes a life-or-death situation when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage. The captives each carry a lifetime of grievances, hurts, secrets, and passions that are ready to boil over. As authorities and media surround the premises, these reluctant allies will reveal surprising truths about themselves and set in motion a chain of events so unexpected even they can hardly explain what happens next.

Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell: Owen Pick has just been suspended from his job as a geography teacher after accusations of sexual misconduct, which he strongly denies. Across the street from Owen lives the Fours family. Roan Four, a child psychologist, is being trailed in the shadows by ex-patient Saffyre Maddox who learns more than she wanted to know about Roan and his family. Then, on Valentine’s night, Saffyre Maddox disappears, and the last person to see her alive is Owen Pick.

Elsewhere by Dean Koontz: Jeffy Coltrane has worked to maintain a normal life for himself and his eleven-year-old daughter, Amity, until a local eccentric known as Spooky Ed shows up on their doorstep. Ed entrusts Jeffy with hiding a strange and dangerous object-something he calls “the key to everything”-and tells Jeffy he must never use the device. But after a visit from a group of ominous men, Jeffy and Amity find themselves accidentally activating the key and discovering an extraordinary truth.

Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger: Murphy is commuting home when she strikes up a conversation with a beautiful stranger named Martha who confesses she’s stuck in an affair with her boss. Selena, in turn, confesses that she suspects her husband is sleeping with the nanny. The two women part ways, presumably never to meet again. Then the nanny disappears. As Selena is pulled into the mystery, she begins to wonder: Who was Martha really? But she is hardly prepared for what she’ll discover.

Dear Child by Romy Hausmann: When a woman finally escapes her captor, the end of the story is only the beginning of her nightmare. She says her name is Lena. Lena, who disappeared without a trace 14 years prior. She fits the profile. She has the distinctive scar. But her family swears that she isn’t their Lena. The little girl who escaped the woods with her knows things she isn’t sharing, and Lena’s devastated father is trying to piece together details that don’t quite fit.

Troubles in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand: After uprooting her life in the States, Irene Steele has just settled in at the villa on St. John where her husband Russ had been living a double life. But a visit from the FBI shakes her foundations, and Irene again learns just how little she knew about the man she loved.

The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop by Fannie Flagg: Bud decides to take one last trip, just to see where his beloved Whistle Stop used to be. In so doing, he discovers new surprises about Idgie’s life and about other beloved Fried Green Tomatoes characters, and about the town itself. He also sets off a series of events, both touching and inspiring, which change his life and the lives of his daughter and others. Could these events all be just coincidences? Or something else? And can you go home again?

The Sentinel by Lee Child: When Reacher spots someone walking into an ambush, the odds are four against one– until Reacher intervenes. The man he saves is Rusty Rutherford, an unassuming IT manager, recently fired after a cyberattack locked up the town’s data, records, information, and secrets. The guys who jumped Rutherford are part of something deadly. Now Reacher is involved in conspiracy, a cover-up, and murder– all centered on a mousy little guy who has no idea what he’s up against.

You Betrayed Me by Lisa Jackson: Waking up in a small hospital in Washington State, bandaged and bruised, James barely recognizes the gorgeous blonde who comes to visit. Through the haze of pain and medication, he recalls that she is Sophia, the woman he’s been cheating with. Gradually memories return-his girlfriend, Megan, had found out about Sophia. Now Megan is missing, and James insists he has no idea what happened. Yet he can’t escape a feeling of dread.

New Fiction Titles

Snow by John Banville: John Strafford has been summoned to County Wexford to investigate a murder. A parish priest has been found dead in Ballyglass House, the family seat of the aristocratic, secretive Osborne family. And when his own deputy goes missing, he must work to unravel the ever-expanding mystery before the community’s secrets, like the snowfall itself, threaten to obliterate everything.

Winter Counts by David Weiden: Virgil Wounded Horse is the local enforcer on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. When heroin makes its way into the reservation and finds Virgil’s nephew, his vigilantism suddenly becomes personal. He enlists the help of his ex-girlfriend and sets out to learn where the drugs are coming from, and how to make them stop. As Virgil starts to link the pieces together, he must face his own demons and reclaim his Native identity.

The Hollow Ones by Guillermo del Toro: Rookie FBI agent Odessa Hardwicke’s life is derailed when she’s forced to turn her gun on her partner. Walt Leppo, a decorated FBI agent, turned suddenly violent while apprehending a rampaging murderer. What most troubles her isn’t the tragedy itself– it’s the shadowy presence she thought she saw fleeing Leppo’s body after his death. She soon finds herself on the trail of a mysterious figure named John Silence, a man of enormous means who claims to have been alive for centuries. He is either an unhinged lunatic… or humanity’s only defense against unspeakable evil.

Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing by Allison Scotch: Cleo McDougal: from congresswoman to senator, the ambitious single mother now has her eye on the White House. Until an estranged childhood friend shreds her with seven words –‘Cleo McDougal is not a good person.’ Now the presidential hopeful has gone from in control to damage control, and not just in Washington but in life. Enter Cleo’s ‘regrets list’ of 233 and counting, causing her open her heart to what matters most–one regret at a time.

The Glass Kingdom by Lawrence Osborne:  Leaving New York for the heat, humidity and anonymity of Bangkok, Sarah arrives in Thailand with the sole desire to lose herself, a stranger in a strange land. Yet she also leaves behind a complicated past, and a deception she holds close to her chest. As attempted coups wrack the city and political chaos erupts on the streets below, so do tensions within the gilded world of her life. Sarah must now ask herself: Who can she trust?

The Cabinets of Barnaby Mayne by Elsa Hart: London, 1703. Sir Barnaby Mayne has devoted his life to filling his cabinets with natural and written wonders. While the curious-minded vie for invitations to study the rare items, some visitors come with a darker purpose. For Cecily Kay, the only puzzle she expects to encounter is how to locate specimens, but when her host is stabbed to death, Cecily must enter the world of the collectors, a realm where intellect is distorted by obsession and greed.

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett:  No one speaks of the grace year. It is forbidden. In Garner County, girls are told their very skin emits a powerful aphrodisiac, the potent essence of youth. That’s why they’re banished for their sixteenth year, to release their magic into the wild so they can return purified and ready for marriage. But not all of them will make it home alive. With sharp prose and gritty realism, The Grace Year examines the complex and sometimes twisted relationships between girls, the women they eventually become, and the difficult decisions they make in-between.

Three Women Disappear by James Patterson: When three female suspects in the murder of an accountant, who was a master manipulator, go missing, Detective Sean Walsh, who has a personal connection to the case, discovers why the women have to hide from both the law and each other.

Tantalizing Twenty-Seven by Janet Evanovich: When Grandma Mazur’s new husband dies on their wedding night, the only thing he left her was an old easy chair and the keys to a fortune, but as Stephanie and Grandma Mazur search for the treasure, they discover that two past enemies, along with a new adversary stand in their way.

New Fiction Titles

The Daughters of Foxcote Manor by Eve Chase: When a baby girl abandoned just beyond their garden gate, she brings a family much-needed sunlit peace, until a visitor detonates the family’s tenuous happiness. All too soon, a body lies dead in the woods. Forty years later, London-based Sylvie, having buried her own origin story decades ago, never imagined her teenage daughter would have reason to dig up the past and ask Sylvie to finally face the secrets that lead her back to Foxcote Manor.

Total Power by Kyle Mills: When Mitch Rapp captures ISIS’s top tech expert, he reveals that he was on his way to meet a man who claims to have the ability to bring down America’s power grid. Rapp is determined to eliminate this figure, but the CIA’s trap fails. With no concept of how this unprecedented act was accomplished, the task of getting the power back on could take months, even years.

Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman: In an unforgettable novel, that traces a centuries-old curse to its source, beloved author Alice Hoffman unveils the story of Maria Owens, accused of witchcraft in Salem, and matriarch of a line of the amazing Owens women and men. When Maria is abandoned by the man who declared his love for her, she follows him to Salem, Massachusetts. Here she invokes the curse that will haunt her family and learns the rules of magic she will carry with her for the rest of her life.

Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith: While visiting his family in Cornwall, Private Detective Cormoran Strike agrees to take on a cold case involving a woman who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974. As Strike and his partner in the agency, Robin Ellacott, investigate the disappearance, they come up against a fiendishly complex case with leads that include tarot cards, a psychopathic serial killer, and witnesses who cannot all be trusted.

Squeeze Me by Carl Hiaasen: A prominent high-society matron–who happens to be a fierce supporter of the President and founding member of the POTUSSIES–has gone missing at a swank gala. When the wealthy dowager Kiki Pew Fitzsimmons is later found dead in a concrete grave, panic and chaos erupt. The President immediately declares that Kiki Pew was the victim of rampaging immigrant hordes. This, as it turns out, is far from the truth.

The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult: Dawn is on a plane when she is told to prepare for a crash landing. She braces herself as thoughts flash through her mind. The shocking thing is, the thoughts are not of her husband but of a man she last saw fifteen years ago: Wyatt Armstrong. Dawn, miraculously, survives the crash, but so do all the doubts that have suddenly been raise. As the story unfolds, Dawn’s two possible futures unspool side by side, as do the secrets and doubts buried with them.

The Awkward Black Man by Walter Mosely: Bestselling author Walter Mosley has proven himself a master of narrative tension, both with his extraordinary fiction and gripping writing for television. The Awkward Black Man collects seventeen of Mosley’s most accomplished short stories to display the full range of his remarkable talent. Touching and contemplative, each of these unexpected stories offers the best of one of our most gifted writers.

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig: Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets? Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.

One by One by Ruth Ware: Getting snowed in at a luxurious, rustic ski chalet high in the French Alps doesn’t sound like the worst problem in the world. Especially when there’s a breathtaking vista and others to keep you company. Unless that company happens to be eight coworkers…each with something to gain, something to lose, and something to hide. As each hour passes without any sign of rescue, panic mounts, the chalet grows colder, and the group dwindles further – one by one.

New Holiday Selections

Christmas Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke: While Hannah speeds through a lengthy holiday checklist, drama in town grows like Santa’s waistline on Christmas Eve. Her sister Andrea wants to stave off the blues by helping out at The Cookie Jar, Michele’s love life is becoming complicated, Lisa needs Hannah’s advice, and Delores has a Christmas secret. But nothing dampens the holiday mood more than the man found near death in an abandoned storefront two doors down from Hannah’s bakery.

One More Christmas by Sarah Morgan: A brush with mortality compels a tough-love businesswoman to gather her estranged family for a Christmas reunion in Scotland, where she teams up with her adorable granddaughter to help her daughters reconcile. As the snowflakes fall on their first family celebration in years, the women must learn that sometimes facing up to the past is all you need to heal your hear.

The Christmas Table by Donna VanLiere: In June 1972, John Creighton builds his wife Joan a kitchen table. Inspired to put something delicious on the table for Thanksgiving, Joan turns to her mother’s recipes. In June 2012, Lauren finds a table at a garage sale, and once home, a stack of recipe cards in a drawer. Personal notes have been written on each one from the mother to her daughter, and as Christmas nears, Lauren tries to unlock the mystery of the table.

Countdown to Christmas by Caroline McKenzie: This stunning book invites readers to an exclusive inside look at the making of everyone’s favorite holiday classics with secrets from the stars, screenwriters, set designers, costume designers, and directors who create the movie magic. This ultimate deck-the-halls guide shares their personal holiday recipes, favorite ideas for Christmas decorating and gift giving, as well as ways to savor and share the true meaning of the holidays.

Holiday Cookies by Elisabet der Nederlanden: Nederlanden presents recipes, along with decorating and packing ideas, for updated favorites. She includes instructions for gingerbread houses, cookie place cards, and cookie ornaments. Each cookie is destined to become your new Christmas classic.

Jingle All the Way by Debbie Macomber: When a massive snowstorm hits, Everly’s mother urges her to come home for Christmas, but she hesitates to return to the life she’s worked so hard to escape and instead embarks on a weeklong tour of the Amazon guided by charming naturalist Asher Adams. Everly slowly but surely begins to realize that relationships are more important than work–and just might decide to journey home just in time for Christmas Day.

A Dog’s Perfect Christmas by Cameron Bruce: The problems fracturing the Goss family as Christmas approaches are hardly unique, though perhaps they are handling them a little differently than most people might. Then a true emergency arises, one with the potential to not only ruin Christmas, but everything holding the family together. Is the arrival of a lost puppy yet another in the string of calamities facing them, or could the little canine be just what they all need?

Christmas Card Murder by Leslie Meier: A collection of three holiday-themed novellas includes Leslie Meier’s Christmas Card Murder, in which the discovery of an old Christmas card with a nasty message finds Lucy Stone investigating a decades-old murder.

A Literary Holiday Cookbook by Alison Walsh: From Christmas and Thanksgiving to Halloween and New Year’s, this seasonal cookbook offers 17 full four-course holiday meals from 25 classic books–each including an appetizer, entrée, side dish, and dessert.

Hallmark Christmas (DVD): Bring home three magical Hallmark Channel original Christmas movies this holiday season. Includes A Song for Christmas, Hearts of Christmas, and Christmas Festival of Ice.

Have Yourself a Minimalist Christmas by Meg Nordman: Do you dread the high cost that comes with Christmas gifts? Do you feel overwhelmed when decorating for the holidays? Do you feel defeated by not having enough time to fulfill all of society’s idealized holiday traditions? This book will shift your mindset by walking you through the basics of minimalism and exploring the relatively new history of the “Story of Santa” to more easily resist the marketing and cultural expectations of this season.

New Fiction

Hidden Creed by Alex Kava: During a training exercise, Creed’s scent dog finds a body that was never meant to be found hidden deep in an isolated part of Florida’s Blackwater Forest. When Creed’s dogs continue to find more remains, investigators quickly realize they’re dealing with someone who knows the forest intimately and has been using it to hide his handiwork for years. Soon they’ll discover just how far he’s willing to go to stop them and keep his secrets hidden forever.

Lone Jack Train by Owen Laukkanen: When a body washes up outside Deception Cove, Washington, Jess Winslow–once a US Marine, now a trainee sheriff’s deputy–is assigned to investigate. She realizes it is “Bad” Brock Boyd, a hometown celebrity fallen from grace, and things become complicated. The last person seen with Boyd was her own boyfriend, Mason Burke. As the facts of the case point ever more squarely at Mason, Jess must face that everything she thinks she knows about him might be wrong.

The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett: It is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages. England is facing attacks from the Welsh in the west and the Vikings in the east. In these turbulent times, three characters find their lives intertwined and each in turn comes into dangerous conflict with a clever and ruthless bishop who will do anything to increase his wealth and power. This novel takes us on an epic journey into a historical past that will end where The Pillars of the Earth begins.

Battle Ground by Jim Butcher: Harry has faced terrible odds before, but this time it’s different. The Last Titan has declared war on the city of Chicago, and has come to subjugate humanity, obliterating any who stand in her way. Harry’s mission is simple but impossible: save the city by killing a Titan. The attempt will change Harry’s life, Chicago, and the mortal world forever

The Exiles by Christina Kline: In this gorgeous novel, Christina Baker Kline brilliantly recreates the beginnings of a new society in a beautiful and challenging land, telling the story of Australia from a fresh perspective, through the experiences of Evangeline, Hazel, and Mathinna. While life in Australia is punishing and often brutally unfair, it is also, for some, an opportunity: for redemption, for a new way of life, for unimagined freedom.

Next to Last Stand by Craig Johnson: One of the most viewed paintings in American history, Custer’s Last Fight was destroyed in a fire at the 7th Cavalry Headquarters in Fort Bliss, Texas, in 1946. Or was it? When Charley Lee Stillwater dies of an apparent heart attack at the Wyoming Home for Soldiers & Sailors, Walt Longmire is called in to try and make sense of a piece of a painting and a Florsheim shoebox containing a million dollars, sending the good sheriff on the trail of a dangerous art heist.

 A Question of Betrayal by Anne Perry: On her first mission for MI6, the daring young photographer at the heart of bestselling author Anne Perry’s thrilling 1930s mystery series travels to Mussolini’s Italy to rescue the lover who betrayed her. Margot and Elena’s grandfather, the former head of MI6, is none too happy about the girls’ travels at this tumultuous time. As his own investigation collides with his granddaughters’, what is at stake in Europe becomes increasingly frightening–and personal.

The Searcher by Tana French: Cal Hooper thought a fixer-upper in a bucolic Irish village would be the perfect escape. After twenty-five years in the Chicago police force and a bruising divorce, he just wants to build a new life in a pretty spot with a good pub where nothing much happens. When a local kid whose brother has gone missing arm-twists him into investigating, Cal uncovers layers of darkness beneath his picturesque retreat, and starts to realize that even small towns shelter dangerous secrets.

The Return by Nicholas Sparks: Nicholas Sparks returns with a moving new novel about Trevor Benson, an injured army doctor, and the two women whose secrets will change the course of his life. In his quest to unravel Natalie and Callie’s secrets, Trevor will learn the true meaning of love and forgiveness and that to move forward, we must often return to the place where it all began.

The Coast-to-Coast Murders by James Patterson:  Michael and Megan Fitzgerald are adopted siblings who share a terrifying past. Raised by two public intellectuals in a rarefied, experimental environment, they were sheltered from harsh realities. But it also forced secrets upon them, secrets they keep at all costs. When Detective Garrett Dobbs and FBI Agent Jessica Gimble investigate cross-country murders, they are at a loss– if one of the four is involved, which Fitzgerald might it be?