New Fiction Titles

House on Fire by Joseph Finder: Nick Heller, private spy, exposes secrets that powerful people would rather keep hidden. At the funeral of his good friend Sean, a stranger approaches Nick with a job. The woman is a member of the Kimball family, whose immense fortune was built on opiates. Now she wants to become a whistleblower, exposing evidence that Kimball Pharmaceutical knew Oxydone, was dangerously addictive and led directly to the overdoses and deaths of people like Sean.

Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi: After Zélie and Amari bring magic back to the land of Orïsha, the monarchy and military unite to keep control of Orïsha, forcing Zélie to fight to secure Amari’s right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy’s wrath.

Brewed Awakening by Cleo Coyle: When coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi awakens on a bench in Washington Square Park, she has no idea she has been missing for the past week, or that her friends and family have been frantic with worry. But Clare does not much of anything about the last decade of her life. Clare’s missing memory is tied to a crime she witnessed and to clear her name, Clare must find a way to reclaim her memories and rescue an heiress before this high-stakes crime ends in tragedy.

American Dirt by Jeannine Cummins: Lydia Quixano Perez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. When Lydia’s husband’s tell-all profile of a drug trafficker is published, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca  are instantly transformed into migrants, Lydia and Luca ride la bestia-trains that make their way north toward the United States, which is the only place Javier’s reach doesn’t extend.

Unspeakable Thing by Jess Lourey: Cassie McDowell lives on a farm, loves school, and has a crush on the nicest boy in class. All that changes when someone comes hunting in Lilydale. The accusations of who’s responsible grow just as wild, and dangerous town secrets start to surface. Then Cassie’s own sister undergoes the dark change. If she is to survive, Cassie must find her way in an adult world where every sin is justified, and only the truth is unforgivable.

Lost by James Patterson: Detective Tom Moon and his multi-talented team face off against an international crime ring looking to seize control of America’s most vibrant city, Miami. Moon’s investigative team discovers that the opportunistic “Blood Brothers” — Russian nationals Roman and Emile Rostoff — have evaded authorities while building a deadly crime syndicate. And as the Rostoffs zero in on a target dear to Tom, they’re not playing by anyone’s rules.

When You See Me by Lisa Gardner: When a disturbing piece of evidence is discovered in the hills of Georgia, FBI Agent Kimberly Quincy and Detective DD Warren bring Flora Dane and true-crime savant Keith Edgar to a small town where something seems to be deeply wrong. Quincy and DD must summon their considerable skills and experience to crack the most disturbing case of their careers.

Unfinished Business by Nora Roberts: It’s been twelve years, but very little in Hyattown, Maryland has changed. Vanessa Sexton, a successful pianist, has finally come home to the small town after having her heart shattered years ago. In some ways her high school sweetheart, Brady Tucker, hasn’t changed – he is still lean, athletic, rugged . . . But the once reckless boy has become a solid, dependable man. He’d stood her up on the most important night of her life; can she ever trust him again?

New DVDs

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil: A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom, and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.

Judy: Thirty years after rising to global stardom in The Wizard Oz, showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. While preparing for the shows, Garland battles with management, reminisces with friends and adoring fans, and embarks on a whirlwind romance with soon-to-be fifth husband Mickey Deans – all while bravely struggling to overcome intensifying anxiety and physical decline.

The Joker: Failed comedian Arthur Fleck encounters violent thugs while wandering the streets of Gotham City dressed as a clown. Disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as Joker.

The Goldfinch: Theodore Decker is 13 years old when his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love. Through it all, he holds on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day – a painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch.

Ad Astra: Brad Pitt gives a powerful performance in this “absolutely enthralling” sci-fi thriller set in space. When a mysterious life-threatening event strikes Earth, astronaut Roy McBride goes on a dangerous mission across and unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.

Parasite: Meet the Park family, the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim family, rich in street smarts but not so much else. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks.

The Lighthouse:  From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind the horror masterpiece The Witch, comes this hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. As an approaching storm threatens to sweep them from the rock and strange apparitions emerge from the fog, each man begins to suspect that the other has become dangerously unmoored.

Gemini Man: Retired hitman Henry Brogan is forced on the run by a young, highly skilled operative who will stop at nothing to eliminate his target. Now on a race around the globe, Henry must now outsmart the assassin at every step – but how far will he go once they finally come face to face? Packed with epic fight scenes and groundbreaking visual effects, Gemini Man is the future of action movies.  

New Graphic Novels

The Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin: As chaos grips Westeros, a flaming red comet continues to burn a crimson path across the sky. Some see this fiery herald as a sign of their impending victory. Others see it as a mark of the blood and terror that will soon engulf this divided kingdom. But one thing is certain: None of the six contenders who seek either the Iron Throne, or the lands their ancestors once held as kings, are willing to back down.

Mera: Tidebreaker by Danielle Page: When the Xebellian military plots to overthrow Atlantis and break free of its oppressive regime, Mera seizes the opportunity to take control over her own destiny by assassinating Arthur Curry–the long-lost prince and heir to the kingdom of Atlantis. But her mission gets sidetracked when Mera and Arthur unexpectedly fall in love.

Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell: Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends. Every autumn, they’ve worked together at a pumpkin patch in Omaha, Nebraska. But this Halloween is different – they are finally seniors. What if they went out with a bang? And Josiah could finally talk to that cute girl he’s been mooning over for three years … What if their last shift was an adventure?

Batman: Nightwalker by Stuart Moore: A ruthless new gang of criminals known only as Nightwalkers is terrorizing Gotham, and the city’s elite are being taken out one by one. On the way home from his 18th birthday party, newly minted billionaire Bruce Wayne makes an impulsive choice that puts him in their crosshairs and lands him in Arkham Asylym, the once-infamous mental hospital. There, he meets Madeleine Wallace, a brilliant killer…and Bruce’s only hope.

Black Canary by Meg Cabot: Thirteen-year-old Dinah Lance is in a rock band with her two best friends and has a good relationship with her mom, but when a mysterious figure threatens her friends and family, she learns more about herself and her mother’s secret past.

Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia: When a tragic accident takes the life of the only family she’s ever known, 16-year-old Raven is sent to New Orleans to start over. She soon discovers that she can hear the thoughts of others around her…and another, more disturbing, voice in her head.

Best Friends by Shannon Hale: When she becomes part of the in-crowd, Shannon begins to question whether she wants to remain there, in this autobiographical graphic novel about popularity, first boyfriends, and finding a path in life.

Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale by Lauren Myracle: When living with her mother’s abusive boyfriend becomes unbearable, fifteen-year-old Selina Kyle, the future Catwoman, runs away and struggles to find her own identity while living on the streets of Gotham.

New Fiction Titles

December 18 Bookworm

New Fiction Titles

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Richardson: 1936, Kentucky. Blue-skinned nineteen-year-old Cussy Carter, the last female of the Blue People ancestry, has just given up on marriage and joined the Kentucky Pack Horse library service.

Chances Are… by Richard Russo: Three sixty-six-year old men convene on Martha’s Vineyard. Each man holds his own secrets, in addition to the monumental mystery that none of them has ever stopped puzzling over since a Memorial Day weekend right here on the Vineyard in 1971. Now, forty-four years later, as this new weekend unfolds, three lives and that of a significant other are displayed in their entirety while the distant past confounds the present like a relentless squall of surprise and discovery.

The Institute by Stephen King: “In the middle of the night, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. He will wake up at The Institute. Outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents–telekinesis and telepathy–and as each new victim disappears Luke becomes more and more desperate to get out and get help. But no one has ever escaped.

Quantum by Patricia Cornell: On the eve of a top secret space mission, Captain Calli Chase detects a tripped alarm in the tunnels deep below a NASA research center. A NASA pilot, quantum physicist, and cybercrime investigator, Calli knows that a looming blizzard and government shutdown could provide the perfect cover for sabotage, with deadly consequences. As it turns out, the danger is worse than she thought — not just for the space program but for the safety of the whole nation.

Opioid, Indiana by Brian Carr: Seventeen-year-old Riggle is living in rural Indiana with his uncle and uncle’s girlfriend after the death of both of his parents. Now his uncle has gone missing, probably on a drug binge. It’s Monday, and $800 in rent is due Friday. Riggle, who’s been suspended from school, has to either find his uncle or get the money together himself. His mission exposes him to a motley group of Opioid locals–encounters by turns perplexing, harrowing, and heartening.

The Deserter by Nelson DeMille: A taut, psychologically suspenseful military thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille–writing with his son, screenwriter Alex DeMille–about two army investigators on the hunt in Venezuela for an army deserter who might know too much about a secret Pentagon operation.

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes: Alice Wright feels claustrophobic in small-town Kentucky, so she enthusiastically signs up to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically. With four other women, they become the Horseback Librarians of Kentucky. Though they face all kinds of dangers, they’re committed to their job–bringing books to people who have never had any, sharing the gift of learning that will change their lives.

Bloody Genius by John Sandford: “At the local state university, two feuding departments have faced off on the battleground of PC culture. Then someone winds up dead, and Virgil Flowers is brought in to investigate…and he soon comes to realize he’s dealing with people who, on this one particular issue, are functionally crazy.

The Dutch House by Ann Pratchett: At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves.

Season’s Readings at Alliance Public Library

The Christmas Boutique by Jennifer Chiaverini: Just weeks before Christmas, severe wintry weather damages the church hall hosting the Christmas Boutique–an annual sale of handcrafted gifts and baked goods that supports the county food pantry. Sylvia Bergstrom Compson offers to hold the event at Elm Creek Manor, but it may take a holiday miracle to make it the smashing success they want it to be.

The 19th Christmas by James Patterson: A fearsome criminal known only as ‘Loman’ seizes control of the headlines with a deadly surprise for Christmas morning. Solving crimes never happens on schedule, but as this criminal mastermind unleashes credible threats by the hour, the month of December is upended for the Women’s Murder Club. Avoiding tragedy is the only holiday miracle they seek.

Dachshund through the Snow by David Rosenfelt: This Christmas, lawyer Andy Carpenter and his golden retriever, Tara, decide to help Danny and his dachshund, Murphy. Danny asked Santa for a coat for his mother, a sweater for his dachshund, Murphy, and for the safe return of his missing father. It turns out Danny’s father doesn’t want to be found. Now Andy and his eccentric crew dash to reunite a family in time for Christmas.

A Mrs. Miracle Christmas: As the holiday season begins, Laurel McCullough could use some good news. She and her husband, Zach, have been praying for a baby that seems more and more like an impossible dream, and they’ve had to move in with her grandmother, Helen, who’s having trouble taking care of herself. Then Mrs. Miracle appears at the door and reveals herself to be nothing short of a godsend.

Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella: Things are looking cheerier than ever this Christmas, until Becky’s parents ask if she’ll host this year. What could possibly go wrong? Her sister demands a vegan turkey, her husband insists that he just wants aftershave–again, and little Minnie demands a very specific picnic hamper: Surely Becky can manage all this, as well as the surprise appearance of an old-boyfriend-turned-rock-star and his pushy new girlfriend, whose motives are far from clear.

Noel Street by Richard Paul Evans: The year is 1975. Elle Sheen–a single mother who is supporting herself and her six-year-old, African-American son, Dylan, as a waitress at the Noel Street Diner–isn’t sure what to make of William Smith when his appearance creates a stir in the small town of Mistletoe, Utah. As their lives unexpectedly entwine, Elle learns that William, a recently returned Vietnam POW, is not only fighting demons from his past, but may also have the answer to her own secret pain.

Let it Snow by Nancy Thayer: Christina is preparing for the holidays at her Nantucket toy shop when her landlord, Oscar Bittlesman, raises her rent. When Christina bonds with Wink, his sweet, young granddaughter who frequents the shop, it becomes clear that perhaps he isn’t so cold after all. And with the help of Wink’s uncle, who happens to be a charming and very handsome bachelor, this may be the best Christmas any of them could have ever imagined.

Spirit of the Season by Fern Michaels: At the request of her late grandmother, Joy temporarily takes over a bed and breakfast in North Carolina. Rumor has it that, during holiday season, guests can be reunited with the spirit of a loved one who’s passed on. Joy’s skeptical, yet she feels her beloved Nana’s influence all around her … perhaps even indulging in a little matchmaking between Joy and handsome estate attorney Will Drake.

 

 

New DVDs

Unplanned: All Abby Johnson ever wanted to do was help women. She believed in a woman’s right to choose, and was one of the youngest Planned Parenthood directors in the nation. Until the day she saw something that changed everything, leading Abby Johnson to join her former enemies at 40 days for life and become one of the most ardent pro-life advocates in America.

Breakthrough: When Joyce Smith’s adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost as John lies lifeless. In the face of every bleak medical case history and dire scientific prediction, Joyce’s belief inspires her community to pray for John’s recovery. Based on a true story, Breakthrough is a reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle.

Tolkien: Tolkien explores the formative years of renowned author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, courage and motivation among a group of fellow outcasts at school. Their bond strengthens as they mature, until the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the fellowship apart. Tolkien’s early life experiences would later inspire him to write his famous Middle-earth novels.

Armstrong: Dramatic, moving and insightful, Armstrong tells the definitive life story of Neil Armstrong. From his childhood in rural Ohio, through aerial combat in Korea, to his first steps on the Moon and the unwanted celebrity status that ensued.

Country Music: Ken Burns’ eight-part, 16-hour documentary series chronicles the history of a uniquely American art form, focusing on the biographies of the fascinating characters who created it. The film follows the evolution of country music from its diverse and humble origins as it emerged, by the end of the twentieth century, into a worldwide phenomenon.

Deadwood: the movie: David Milch’s unforgettably profane characters reunite in the wake of South Dakota’s statehood. Sins of the past return with a vengeance, old feuds are revived, and allegiances are tested as modernity stakes its claim on this remote and dangerous town.

John Wick Chapter 3: Super assassin John Wick has a $14 million price tag on his head after killing a member of the High Table, the shadowy international assassins’ guild. Now excommunicado, and with an army of the world’s most ruthless hit men and women on his trail, John must find a way to survive in this third chapter of the adrenaline-fueled action series.

Shaft: Shaft agrees to help his estranged son, JJ, uncover the truth behind his friend’s suspicious death. If flying fists and bullets weren’t enough of a challenge, JJ finds his political correctness clashes wildly with Shaft’s “shut your mouth” style in this nonstop action- comedy that proves the name Shaft is still the ultimate cool.

Spider-man: Far From Home: Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks is quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks. Spider-Man and Mysterio join forces to fight the havoc unleashed across the continent, but all is not as it seems.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix: During a rescue mission in space, Jean Grey is transformed into the infinitely powerful and dangerous Dark Phoenix. As Jean spirals out of control, the X-Men must unite to face their most devastating enemy yet – one of their own.

Aladdin: When a homeless boy names Aladdin finds a Gjinni in a lamp, he uses his wishes to try and impress the kingdom’s princess.

New Fiction Titles

Desperate Creed by Alex Kava: Francine “Frankie” Russo is irritated when her young co-worker calls at 5:00 am for a video-chat and catches her in only a towel. She’s so annoyed with Tyler Gates that she’s barely paying attention when two men confront him on the street. In a matter of seconds, Frankie witnesses Tyler’s murder. With the killers hot on her trail, Frankie races to meet Maggie. But she has no idea that she’s driving straight into the grasp of another killer–a monster storm system.

The World We Knew by Alice Hoffman: At the time when the world changed, Hanni Kohn knows she must send her twelve-year-old daughter away to save her from the Nazi regime. She finds her way to a renowned rabbi, but it’s his daughter, Ettie, who offers hope of salvation when she creates a mystical Jewish creature, a rare and unusual golem, who is sworn to protect Hanni’s daughter, Lea.

What Happens in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand: A year ago, Irene Steele had the shock of her life: her loving husband, father to their grown sons and successful businessman, was killed in a plane crash. But that wasn’t Irene’s only shattering news: he’d also been leading a double life on the island of St. John, where another woman loved him, too. Now Irene and her sons are back on St. John, determined to learn the truth about the mysterious life -and death – of a man they thought they knew.

Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout: Olive returns, this time as a person getting older, navigating her next decade as she comes to terms with changes–sometimes welcome, sometimes not. Here is Olive, strangely content in her second marriage, still in an evolving relationship with her son and his family, encountering memorable characters in the seaside town of Crosby, Maine. Olive, Again is another lasting work of fiction by this remarkable writer, and a cause for celebration among readers everywhere.

Stealth by Stuart Woods: Stone Barrington must trap a ruthless defector in this heart-stopping thriller from fan favorite Stuart Woods.

Child’s Play by Danielle Steel: A single mother for years after the death of her husband, Kate keeps a tight rein on her family, her career, and even her own emotions, never once asking herself if she truly knows her children … or if her hopes for them are the right ones, and what they want. She is about to find out. During one hectic summer in Manhattan, Kate’s world turns upside down, and she has a part to play in the chaos. Because Kate too has kept secrets from her children.

Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay: A thriller that does for elevators what Psycho did for showers and Jaws did for the beach–a heart-pounding tale in which a series of disasters paralyzes New York City with fear.

True Believer by Jack Carr: Former Navy SEAL James Reece’s skill, cunning, and heroism put the US government back in his debt and set him on another path of revenge. When a string of horrific terrorist attacks plagues the Western world during the holiday season, the broader markets fall into a tailspin. Now a reluctant tool of the United States government, Reece travels the globe, targeting terrorist leaders and unraveling a geopolitical conspiracy that exposes a plot with worldwide repercussions.

The Night Fire by Michael Connelly: Back when Harry Bosch was just a rookie homicide detective, he had a mentor who taught him to take the work personally and fight for every case. That mentor, J.J. Thompson, is dead now, but after his funeral his widow hands Bosch a murder book outlining the unsolved killing of a troubled young man. Bosch brings the murder book to LAPD detective Renne Ballard and asks her to help him find what about the case lit Thompson’s fire all those years ago.

New Fiction Titles

Met Her Match by Jude Deveraux: Terri Rayburn is a girl with a reputation. She doesn’t deserve it, so she keeps to herself as she runs the summer resort on Lake Kissel. When she returns home from a short trip to find a handsome stranger living in her house, she smells a rat. Someone is trying to fix her up, and she has to admit that Nate Taggert is just her type. However, Nate is engaged to the daughter of the mayor and strictly off-limits.

Blue Moon by Lee Child: Reacher helps an elderly couple who have made a few well-meaning mistakes, and now they owe big money to some very bad people. One brazen move leads to another, and suddenly he finds himself a wanted man in the middle of a brutal turf war between rival Ukrainian and Albanian gangs. Now Reacher has to stay one step ahead of the sharks, the thugs, and the assassins.

Land of Wolves by Craig Johnson: Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire is neck deep in the investigation of what could or could not be the suicidal hanging of a shepherd. With unsettling connections to a Basque family with a reputation for removing the legs of Absaroka County sheriffs, matters become even more complicated with the appearance of an oversize wolf in the Big Horn Mountains to which Walt finds himself feeling more and more empathetic.

The Guardians by John Grisham: A young lawyer named Keith Russo was shot dead. The killer left behind no clues or witnesses. The police soon settled on Quincy Miller, a poor black man, who was framed and sentenced to life. Then he wrote a letter to Guardian Ministries, a small innocence group. It turns out Powerful, ruthless people murdered Keith Russo, and they do not want Quincy exonerated. They killed one lawyer twenty-two years ago, and they will kill another one without a second thought.

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena: Anne and Marc seem to have it all–a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby. But one night when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed. Inside the curtained house, an unsettling account of what actually happened unfolds. What follows is the nerve-racking unraveling of a family and a chilling tale of deception, duplicity, and unfaithfulness that will keep you breathless until the final shocking twist.

Lying Next to Me by Gregg Olsen: Adam, Sophie their three-year-old daughter are vacationing in Washington State’s Hood Cana. On Adam’s first day out on the water, he sees Sophie abducted by a stranger. A hundred yards from shore, Adam can’t save her. For Adam, at least there’s comfort in knowing that Mason County detective Lee Husemann is an old friend of his. She’ll do everything she can to help. She must. But she suspects that not everyone is telling the truth about what they know.

Lethal Agent by Kyle Mills: An unprecedented and terrifying bioterrorism plot threatens to kill millions in the midst of a divisive presidential election. If the terrorists succeed, they’ll trigger a pandemic that could rewrite the world order. Rapp embarks on a mission to infiltrate the Mexican cartels and track down the ISIS leader who he failed to kill during their last confrontation.

Bark of Night by David Rosenfelt: When defense lawyer Andy Carpenter’s veterinarian asks to speak to him privately the last thing Andy expects is Truman, a tiny, healthy, French bulldog. Truman was dropped off with instructions to be euthanized by a man everyone thought was his owner. Thanks to Truman’s chip, it’s discovered that the man wasn’t his owner at all . . . Truman’s real owner has been murdered. It’s now up to Andy and the rest of the gang to solve this case.

 

New Nonfiction

Three Women by Lisa Taddeo: Based on years of immersive reporting, and told with astonishing frankness and immediacy, Three Women is a groundbreaking portrait of erotic longing in today’s America, exposing the fragility, complexity, and inequality of female desire with unprecedented depth and emotional power.

The Mosquito by Timothy Winegard: A pioneering and groundbreaking work of narrative nonfiction that offers a dramatic new perspective on the history of humankind, this text shows how through millennia, the mosquito has been the single most powerful force in determining humanity’s fate.

American Predator by Maureen Callahan: A gripping tour de force of investigative journalism that takes us deep into the investigation behind one of the most frightening and enigmatic serial killers in modern American history, and into the ranks of a singular American police force: the Anchorage PD.

Kochland by Christopher Leonard: Leonard uses the extraordinary account of how the biggest private company in the world grew to be that large to tell the story of modern corporate America. The annual revenue of Koch Industries is bigger than that of Goldman Sachs, Facebook, and U.S. Steel combined.

Spies of No County by Matti Friedman: The story of a ragtag unit known as the Arab Section, which was conceived in Palestine during World War II by British spies and Jewish militia leaders, and which eventually became the nucleus of the Mossad, Israel’s vaunted intelligence agency.

Metahuman by Deepak Chopra: The New York Times-bestselling author unlocks the secrets to moving beyond one’s present limitations to access infinite possibilities by becoming metahuman, liberating oneself from old conditioning and the mental constructs that underlie anxiety and ego-driven demands.

The Beautiful Ones by Prince: From Prince himself comes the brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time–featuring never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets.

Witch Hunt by Gregg Jarrett: Jarrett uncovers the bureaucratic malfeasance and malicious politicization of our country’s justice system and shows how the law was weaponized by Democrats and the media to create a claim that Trump was working for the Russians. His expose proves that there was no basis for Mueller’s investigation of the charge that has attacked Trump and his administration.

Trump vs. China by Newt Gingrich: Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich sounds the warning bell that communist-ruled China poses the biggest threat to the United States that we have seen in our lifetime. This is a competition between the American system-which is governed by freedom and the rule of law-and a totalitarian dictatorship that is controlled by the Chinese Communist Party. These are two different visions for the future; one will succeed, and one will fail.

Beautiful Boards: 50 amazing snack boards for every occasion by Maegan Brown: Over 50 creative and delicious food boards that are inspiring and easy to recreate with easy-to-find foods, ranging from breakfast boards and dessert boards to any special occasion board you would ever need. Make mealtimes, special occasions, and holidays memorable with these easy-to-recreate snack boards.

New Fiction Titles

Tidelands by Philippa Gregory: During England’s seventeenth-century civil war, Alinor, a woman without a husband and skilled with herbs, helps a young man on the run and unwittingly brings disaster into the heart of her life.

The Tender Land by William Kent Krueger: The acclaimed author of Ordinary Grace crafts a powerful novel about an orphan’s life-changing adventure traveling down America’s great rivers during the Great Depression, seeking both a place to call home and a sense of purpose in a world sinking into despair.

Call Your Daughter Home by Deb Spera: It’s 1924 South Carolina and the region is still recovering from the infamous boll weevil infestation that devastated the land and the economy. Three women who seemingly have nothing in common unite to stand up to the terrible injustices that have long plagued their small town, and they find strength in the bond that ties women together.

Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner: Just as the winds of his optimism are beginning to pick up for newly divorced Dr. Toby Fleishman, they’re quickly dampened, and then extinguished, when his ex-wife, Rachel, suddenly disappears. If Toby ever wants to really understand where Rachel went and what really happened to his marriage, he is going to have to consider that he might not have seen it all that clearly in the first place.

The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger: Set in the fictional town of Crystal, Colorado, The Gifted School is a keenly entertaining novel that observes the drama within a community of friends and parents as good intentions and high ambitions collide in a pile-up with long-held secrets and lies. It’s a humorous, keenly observed, timely take on ambitious parents, willful kids, and the pursuit of prestige, no matter the cost

The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall: Set in the years 1950-1970 in a changing America and London, follows two married couples–ministers and academics–whose intricate bonds of faith and friendship, jealousy and understanding, are tested by the birth of an autistic child.

Tender Melody by Elizabeth Penney: During a community music festive, the owners of the Magnolia Harbor Inn prepare to host Daria Hargreaves, a young and beautiful vocalist. At the peak of her talent, she appears to have it all. But Daria’s life is not what it seems. She’s trapped in a devastating situation, and she worries about her future. Will her stay at the inn give her the courage to confront her fears and make a fresh start?

Lock Every Door by Riley Sager: A young woman’s new job apartment sitting in the Bartholomew, one of Manhattan’s most high-profile and mysterious buildings, may cost more than it pays. No visitors. No nights spent away from the apartment. No disturbing the other residents, all of whom are rich or famous or both. When a fellow apartment sitter disappears, she begins searching for the truth and digs deeper into the Bartholomew’s sordid past and into the secrets kept within its walls.

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware: It seems too good to be true: a live-in nanny post, with a staggeringly generous salary. When Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family. What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare– which will end with a child dead and herself in prison awaiting trial for murder.