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?

New YA Fiction

The Unknown by J.W. Lynne: Eight kids, ages nine to seventeen, awaken to find that almost everything they have ever known has been stolen from them. They were ripped from their beds in the middle of the night and transported to an unfamiliar and unforgiving new world where there are strict rules, and they are punished if they refuse to obey.

This Boy by Lauren Myracle: Cruising through high school as a sauced-out, rap-loving beta lobster suits Paul fine, and if life ever gets him down? Smoke a little weed, crunch a few pills . . . it’s all good. But in the treacherous currents of teenage culture, it’s easy to get pulled under. With perfect frankness, Lauren Myracle lays bare the life of one boy as he navigates friendship, love, loss, and addiction

Rules for Being a Girl: Marin’s future seems bright–and her young, charismatic English teacher, Mr. Beckett, is always quick to admire her writing and talk books with her. But when Bex takes things too far and comes on to Marin, she’s shocked and horrified. She finds allies in the most unexpected people, like Gray Kendall, who she’d always dismissed as just another lacrosse bro. As things heat up at school and in her personal life, Marin must figure out how to take back the power and write her own rules.

Bearmouth by Liz Hyder: Life in Bearmouth is one of hard labor and isolation. Newt has lived in the mine since the age of four, and accepts everything from the harsh working conditions to the brutality of the mine’s leaders–until the mysterious Devlin arrives and dares to ask the question, “Why?” As tensions rise, Newt is soon looking at Bearmouth with a fresh perspective–challenging the system and setting in motion a change of events that could destroy their entire world.

The Tower of Nero by Rick Riordan: Will the Greek god Apollo, cast down to earth in the pathetic mortal form of a teenager named Lester Papadopoulos, finally regain his place on Mount Olympus? Will Meg have a last showdown with her father? Will this helpless form of Apollo have to face his arch nemesis, Python? Who will be on hand at Camp Half-Blood to assist? These questions and more will be answered in this book that all demigods are eagerly awaiting.

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik: Enter a school of magic unlike any you have ever encountered: There are no teachers, no holidays, and no friendships save strategic ones. Survival is more important than any letter grade, for the school won’t allow its students to leave until they graduate or die. The rules are simple: Don’t walk the halls alone. And beware of the monsters who lurk everywhere.

Hawk by James Patterson: Maximum Ride’s seventeen-year-old daughter, Hawk, is living under the radar in post-apocalyptic New York City until a destiny that is perilously close to her mother’s forces her to take flight.

Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds by Gwenda Bond: A mysterious lab. A sinister scientist. A secret history. If you think you know the truth behind Eleven’s mother, prepare to have your mind turned Upside Down in this thrilling prequel to the hit show Stranger Things.

Stranger Things: Runaway Max by Brenna Yovanoff: The never-before-told backstory of the beloved Dig Dug maven, Max Mayfield, explores Max’s past–the good and the bad–as well as how she came to find her newfound sense of home in Hawkins, Indiana.

The Wicked King by Holly Black: After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. When it becomes clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.

The Gifted, the Talented, and Me by William Sutcliffe: Fifteen-year-old Sam is ordinary and proud of it. None of which was a problem until Dad got rich and Mom made the family move to London. Now Sam’s off to the North London Academy for the Gifted and Talented, where everyone’s busy planning Hollywood domination or starting alt-metal psychedelica crossover bands. Sam knows he’ll never belong, even if he wanted to — but can he find himself on his own terms?

New Nonfiction

Didn’t See That Coming by Rachel Hollis: As Rachel writes, it is up to you how you come through your pain—you can come through changed for the better, having learned and grown, or stuck in place where your identity becomes rooted in what hurt you. To Rachel, a life well lived is one of purpose, focused only on the essentials. This is a small book about big feelings: inspirational, aspirational, and an anchor that shows that darkness can co-exist with the beautiful.

Speaking for Myself by Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Sarah Huckabee Sanders describes what it was like on the front lines and inside the White House, discussing her faith, being a working, her relationship with the press, and her unique role in the historic fight raging between the Trump administration and its critics for the future of our country.  Sarah offers unique perspective and unprecedented access to both public and behind-the-scenes conversations within the Trump White House.

Blackout by Candace Owens: Political activist and social media star Candace Owens explains all the reasons how the Democratic Party policies hurt, rather than help, the African American community, and why she and many others are turning right.

Rise Up: Confronting a Country at the Crossroads by Al Sharpton: Reverend Sharpton revisits the highlights of the Obama administration, the 2016 election and Trump’s subsequent hold on the GOP, and draws on his decades-long experience with other key players in politics and activism to shed light on everything from race relations and gender bias to climate change and the global pandemic.

When More Is Not Better by Roger Martin: American democratic capitalism is in danger. How can we save it? We must stop treating the economy as a perfectible machine, Martin argues, and shift toward viewing it as a complex adaptive system in which we must seek a fundamental balance of efficiency with resilience. Filled with keen economic insight and advice for citizens, executives, policymakers, and educators, When More Is Not Better is the must-read guide for saving democratic capitalism

The Innovation Delusion by Lee Vinsel: Historians of technology Lee Vinsel and Andrew Russell argue that our focus on shiny new things has made us poorer, less safe, and–ironically–less innovative. Drawing on years of original research and reporting, they show how our fixation on innovation has harmed the economy and offer a compelling plan for how we can shift our focus from the pursuit of growth at all costs, and back toward the people and technologies underpinning so much of modern life.

Obsession by Byron York: Byron York, chief political correspondent for the Washington Examiner, investigates the Democrats’ efforts to end the Trump administration through impeachment and other means.

Blitz by David Horowitz: Attacks made against Trump have been the most brutal ever mounted against a sitting president of the United States. Blinded by deep-seated hatred of his person and his policies, the Left even desperately tried to oust Trump in a failed impeachment bid. Horowitz shows that their very attacks backfired, turning Trump himself into a near martyr while igniting the fervor of his base.

Melania and Me by Stephanie Winston Wolkoff: A portrayal of Stephanie Winston Wolkoff’s fifteen-year friendship with Melania Trump and observations of what many see as the most chaotic White House in history.

Follow the Money by Dan Bongino: Follow the Money exposes the labyrinth of connections between D.C.’s slimiest swamp creatures–Democrat operatives, lying informants, desperate, and destructive FBI agents, Obama power brokers, CIA renegade John Brennan, George Soros, and more–who conspired to attack Trump by manufacturing one bogus scandal after another.

His Truth is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope by Jon Meachum: John Lewis, who at age twenty-five marched in Selma and was beaten on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, is a visionary and a man of faith. Using intimate interviews with Lewis and his family and deep research into the history of the civil rights movement, Meacham writes of how the activist and leader was inspired by the Bible, his mother’s unbreakable spirit, his sharecropper father’s tireless ambition, and his teachers in nonviolence.

New Fiction Titles

The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty: Daevabad has fallen. After a brutal conquest stripped the city of its magic, Nahid leader Banu Manizheh and her resurrected commander, Dara, must try to repair their fraying alliance and stabilize a fractious, warring people. Nahri and Ali, now safe in Cairo, face difficult choices of their own. As peace grows more elusive and old players return, Nahri, Ali, and Dara come to understand that in order to remake the world they may need to fight those they once loved.

The Golden Cage by Camilla Lackberg: Jack, the perpetual golden boy, grew up wealthy, unlike Faye, who has worked hard to bury a dark past. When Jack needs help launching a new company, Faye leaves school to support him. Then Faye finds herself alone, shattered, and financially devastated–but hell hath no fury like a woman with a violent past bent on vengeance. Jack is about to get exactly what he deserves–and so much more.

The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue: In an Ireland doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at a hospital where expectant mothers who have fallen sick are quarantined into a separate ward to keep the plague at bay. Into Julia’s world step two outsiders: a woman doctor who is a rumored Rebel and a teenage girl procured from an orphanage as an extra set of hands. In the intensity of this ward, over three brutal days, Julia and the women come together in unexpected ways.

The Darkest Evening by Ann Cleeves: On the first snowy night of winter, Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope finds a car has skidded off a narrow road, its door left open, and she stops to help. There is no driver, so Vera assumes that the owner has gone to find help. But a cry calls her back: a toddler is strapped in the back seat. Vera takes the child and, driving on, she arrives at a place she knows well. Inside, there’s a party in full swing. Outside, a woman lies dead in the snow.

The Geometry of Holding Hands by Alexander McCall Smith: In Edinburgh, the latest whispers hint at mysterious goings-on, and who but Isabel can be trusted to get to the bottom of them? At the same time, she must deal with her two small children, her husband, and her rather tempestuous niece, Cat, whose latest romantic entanglement comes–to no one’s surprise–with complications. Still, even with so much going on, Isabel, through the application of good sense, logic, and ethics, will triumph.

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell: A thrilling departure: a short, piercing, deeply moving novel about the death of Shakespeare’s 11 year old son Hamnet–a name interchangeable with Hamlet in 15th century Britain–and the years leading up to the production of his great play. Hamnet offers luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a hypnotic recreation of the story that inspired one of the greatest masterpieces of all time.

The Order by Daniel Silva: When Pope Paul VII dies suddenly, Gabriel is summoned to Rome by the Holy Father’s loyal private secretary, Archbishop Luigi Donati. A billion Catholic faithful have been told that the pope died of a heart attack. Donati, however, has two good reasons to suspect his master was murdered. The Swiss Guard who was standing watch outside the papal apartments the night of the pope’s death is missing. So, too, is the letter the Holy Father was writing during the final hours of his life. A letter that was addressed to Gabriel.

Relentless by R.A. Salvatore: Displaced in time and unexpectedly reunited with his son, Drizzt Do’Urden, Zaknafein has overcome the prejudices ingrained in him as a drow warrior to help his son battle the ambitious Spider Queen and stem the tide of darkness that has been unleashed upon the Forgotten Realms. When circumstances take an unexpected turn, Zaknafein discovers he must not only conquer the darkness but learn to accept the uncontrollable: life itself.

Shadows in Death by J.D. Robb: While Eve examines a fresh body in Washington Square Park, her husband, Roarke, spots a man among the onlookers he’s known since his younger days on the streets of Dublin. A man who claims to be his half-brother. A man who kills for a living and who burns with hatred for him. Eve is quick to suspect that the victim’s spouse resentful over his wife’s affair and poised to inherit her fortune would have happily paid an assassin to do his dirty work. Roarke is just as quick to warn her that if Lorcan Cobbe is the hitman, she needs to be careful.

New Fiction

Florence Sadler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland: Esther and Joseph Adler find their apartment bursting at the seams with one daughter home from college, the other on bed rest, and an immigrant from Nazi Germany. When tragedy strikes during one of Florence’s practice swims, Esther makes the decision to keep the truth about Florence’s death from Fannie-at least until the baby is born. She pulls the rest of the family into an elaborate web of secret keeping and lies, forcing to the surface long-buried tensions that show us just how quickly the act of protecting those we love can turn into betrayal.

Outsider by Linda Castillo: “Chief of Police Kate Burkholder’s past comes back to haunt her when she receives a call from Amish widower Adam Lengacher. While enjoying a sleigh ride with his children, he discovered a car stuck in a snowdrift and an unconscious woman inside. Kate arrives at his farm and is shocked to discover the driver is a woman she hasn’t seen in ten years: fellow cop Gina Colorosa. The reunion takes an ominous turn when Kate learns Gina is wanted for killing an undercover officer.

Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby: Beauregard “Bug” Montage is a man with many different titles: husband, father, friend, honest car mechanic. However, Bug used to be known from the hills of North Carolina to the beaches of Florida as the best Wheel Man on the East Coast. After a series of financial calamities, Bug feels he has no choice but to take one final job as the getaway driver for a daring diamond heist that could solve all his money troubles and allow him to go straight once and for all.

Fast Girls by Elise Hooper: This novel explores the real life history of female athletes, members of the first integrated women’s Olympic team, and their journeys to the 1936 summer games in Berlin, Nazi Germany. It is a chronicle of three athletes who defied society’s expectations of what women could achieve.

Into Darkness by Terry Goodkind: The story of a world confronted by an apocalyptic nightmare. Continues Richard and Kahlan’s lives after the Sword of Truth series in novella form.

A Private Cathedral by James Lee Burke: When Detective Dave Robicheaux stops off at an amusement park to watch a teenaged Elvis-like rock-and-roller from his hometown of New Iberia named Johnny Shondell, he inadvertently stumbles into a real life Romeo and Juliet love story playing out in the in the New Iberia criminal underworld. A Private Cathedral is both vintage Burke and one of his most inventive works –mixing romance, violence, mythology and science fiction to produce a thrilling story about the all-consuming power of love.

A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green: The Carls disappeared the same way they appeared, in an instant. While the robots were on Earth, they caused confusion and destruction with only their presence. Part of their maelstrom was the sudden viral fame and untimely death of April May. Now mysterious books seem to predict the future and control the actions of their readers – all of which seems to suggest that April could be very much alive. In the midst of the search for the truth and the search for April is a growing force, something that wants to capture our consciousness and even control our reality.

When These Mountains Burn by David Joy: When his addict son gets in deep with his dealer, it takes everything Raymond Mathis has to bail him out of trouble one last time. Frustrated by the slow pace and limitations of the law, Raymond decides to take matters into his own hands. For months, the DEA has been chasing the drug supply in the mountains to no avail, when a lead–just one word–sets one agent on a path to crack the case wide. As chance brings together these men from different sides of a relentless epidemic, each may come to find that his opportunity for redemption lies with the other.

Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell: Soho, London, 1967. Folk-rock-psychedelic quartet Utopia Avenue is formed. Over two years and two albums, Utopia Avenue navigates the dark end of the Sixties: its parties, drugs and egos, political change and personal tragedy; and the trials of life as a working band in London, the provinces, European capitals and, finally, the Promised Land of America. What is art? What is fame? What is music? How can the whole be more than the sum of its parts? Can idealism change the world? How does your youth shape your life? This is the story of Utopia Avenue. Not everyone lives to the end.

New Nonfiction

The Room Where It Happened by John Bolton: With almost daily access to the president, John Bolton has produced a precise rendering of his days in and around the Oval Office. He shows a President addicted to chaos, who embraced our enemies and spurned our friends, and who was suspicious of his own government. In Bolton’s telling, all this helped put Trump on the bizarre road to impeachment.

The Hardest Job in the World by John Dickerson: The presidency is a job of surprises with high stakes, requiring vision, management skill, and an even temperament. Ultimately, in order to evaluate candidates properly for the job, we need to adjust our expectations, and be more realistic about the goals, the requirements, and the limitations of the office. As Dickerson writes, “Americans need their president to succeed, but the presidency is set up for failure. It doesn’t have to be.”

Liberal Privilege by Donald Trump, Jr.: While Americans strive to make an honest living by working hard, liberals within the swamp have perfected a way of barely working while elevating themselves above all of us. This book will take you behind the scenes of the swamp, just as the nation gears up for the next presidential election as Donald Trump, Jr. reveals the truth the media has long refused to cover.

Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump: In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald’s only niece, shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world’s health, economic security, and social fabric.

How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps by Ben Shapiro: A growing number of Americans want to tear down what it’s taken us 250 years to build–and they’ll start by canceling our shared history, ideals, and culture. Traditional areas of civic agreement are vanishing. We can’t agree on what makes America special. We’re coming to the point that we can’t even agree what the word America itself means.

Donald Trump and His Assault on the Truth: Donald Trump and His Assault on Truth is based on the only comprehensive compilation and analysis of the more than 16,000 fallacious statements that Trump has uttered since the day of his inauguration. Drawing on Trump’s tweets, press conferences, political rallies, and TV appearances, The Washington Post identifies his most frequently used misstatements, biggest whoppers, and most dangerous deceptions.

Trump and the American Future by Newt Gingrich: The 2020 election will be a decisive choice for America, especially as we emerge from the coronavirus crisis. Not since the election of 1964 has the choice in an election been so stark. Featuring insights gleaned from the lifetime of experience and access only Newt Gingrich can bring, Trump and the American Future will be crucial reading for every citizen who wants to continue to make America great again.

The Impostors by Steve Bennen: I recent years, the Republican Party has undergone an astonishing metamorphosis, one so baffling and complete that few have fully reckoned with the reality and its consequences. The Impostors serves as a devastating indictment of the GOP’s breakdown while challenging Republicans with an imperative question: Are they ready to change direction? As Benen writes, “A great deal is riding on their answer.”

Fallout by John Soloman: An indispensable guide to the hidden background of recent events, Fallout shows how Putin’s bid for nuclear dominance produced a series of political scandals that ultimately posed one of the greatest threats to our democracy in modern American history.

Rage by Bob Woodward: An essential account of the Trump presidency draws on interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, diaries, and confidential documents to provide details about Trump’s moves as he faced a global pandemic, economic disaster, and racial unrest.