LB 13010 WIFE STALKER CONSTANTINE, LIV
Joanna is thankful when her charismatic husband re-emerges from a severe depression, but is shocked to discover it’s because he is leaving her for a flaky, New Age-y newcomer. When she unearths disturbing secrets about the woman, Joanna fears for the lives of her ex-husband and children. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2020.
LB 13241 WHAT ARE YOU GOING THROUGH NUNEZ, SIGRID
A woman describes a series of encounters she has with various people, including an old lover, an AirBnB host and a friend dying of cancer. Each of these people show a common need: the urge to talk about themselves and to have an audience to their experiences. Unrated. 2020.
LB 13251 WILD WINTER SWAN: A NOVEL MAGUIRE, GREGORY
New York, 1962. Following her brother’s death and her mother’s emotional breakdown, Laura now lives in Manhattan with her strict grandparents. Grieving and in trouble at school, Laura is startled when a handsome swan boy with only one wing lands on her roof. Unrated. 2020.
LB 13018 WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING COLE, ALYSSA
In Brooklyn-born-and-raised Sydney Green’s beloved neighborhood, for sale signs are popping up overnight, and the neighbors she’s known all her life are disappearing. Sydney channels her frustration into a walking tour with an unwanted assistant–her new neighbor. But they soon realize their neighbors may not have moved to the suburbs after all. Unrated. 2020.
LB 13064 WICKED SISTER DIONNE, KAREN
For a decade and a half, Rachel Cunningham has chosen to lock herself away in a psychiatric facility, tortured by gaps in her memory and the certainty that she is responsible for her parents’ deaths. But when she learns new details about their murders, Rachel returns to her family’s sprawling log cabin in the remote forests of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She begins to learn–as her mother did years earlier–that home can be a place of unspeakable evil… Unrated. 2020.
LB 13254 WONDER BOY OF WHISTLE STOP: A NOVEL FLAGG, FANNIE
Bud Threadgoode from Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle-Stop Cafe (DB 26698) decides to return to Whistle Stop one last time with his daughter, Ruthie. There, he finds new friends and discovers surprises about his Aunt Idgie and others from the town. Some violence and some strong language. 2020.
LB 13035 VANISHING HALF BENNETT, BRIT
Desiree Vignes and her daughter return home to Louisiana in 1968, fourteen years after Desiree and her identical twin sister Stella ran away. The sisters ended up on different paths, and as Desiree struggles with the racial tensions of her hometown, Stella lives her life passing as white. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2020.
LB 13047 UNTIL IT’S OVER FRENCH, NICCI
London bicycle messenger Astrid Bell is knocked off her bike by a neighbor. When he is later found dead the police grill Astrid and her housemates. Then Astrid discovers another body and the group begins to wonder if there’s a killer among them. 2009.
LB 13476 MERCY BALDACCI, DAVID
As the long search for twin sister Mercy reaches its conclusion, FBI agent Atlee Pine, when the truth is finally revealed, will face the greatest danger yet, one that could cost her everything. Unrated. 2021.
LB 13477 DARK HOURS CONNELLY, MICHAEL, 1956-
Ballard and Bosch team up once again to find out where old and new cases intersect. All the while they must look over their shoulders. The killer who has stayed undetected for so long knows they are coming after him. Unrated. 2021.
LB 13472 SWEETNESS OF WATER: A NOVEL HARRIS, NATHAN
In the waning days of the Civil War, brothers Prentiss and Landry, freed by the Emancipation Proclamation, seek refuge on the homestead of George Walker and his wife, Isabelle. The Walkers, wracked by the loss of their only son to the war, hire the brothers to work their farm. Unrated. 2021.
LB 13474 WISH SPARKS, NICHOLAS
In 2019, Maggie is a renowned travel photographer. Unexpectedly grounded over Christmas, she is struggling with a sobering medical diagnosis and increasingly dependent on a young assistant. She tells him the story of another Christmas, decades earlier, and the love that changed the course of her life. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.
LB 13478 STATE OF TERROR: A NOVEL CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM
Newly appointed Secretary of State Ellen Adams is a controversial choice. While she attends the new president’s first address to Congress, foreign service officer Anahita Dahir receives a baffling text–a warning. As terrorist attacks threaten America’s standing, Adams and her team fight to uncover a conspiracy. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.
LB 13479 NEVER FOLLETT, KEN
“Every catastrophe begins with a little problem that doesn’t get fixed.” So says Pauline Green, president of the United States, in Follett’s drama of international tension. Struggling to prevent the outbreak of world war are a young woman intelligence officer; a spy working undercover with jihadists; a brilliant Chinese spymaster; and Pauline herself, beleaguered by a populist rival for the next president election. Unrated. 2021.
LB 13008 WE HAVE BEEN HARMONIZED: LIFE IN CHINA’S SURVEILLANCE STATE STRITTMATTER, KAI
Award-winning correspondent Kai Strittmatter offers a close look at how the internet and high tech have allowed China to create the largest and most effective surveillance state in history. We Have Been Harmonized is a portrait of life under unprecedented government surveillance–and a dire warning about what could happen anywhere under the pretense of national security. Unrated. 2020.
LB 13253 WE’RE BETTER THAN THIS: MY FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR DEMOCRACY CUMMINGS, ELIJAH
A politician recounts the formative moments in his personal and professional history that have prepared him to fight for justice and offers his views on the Trump administration. He discusses his upbringing, offers behind-the-scenes looks at House Democratic leadership, and makes the case for the politics of optimism. Some violence and some strong language. 2020. Related names: Dale, Jim, 1948- author. Pelosi, Nancy, 1940- writer of foreword.
LB 13250 ZEALOT AND THE EMANCIPATOR: JOHN BROWN, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, AND THE STRUGGLE FOR AMERICAN FREEDOM BRANDS, H.W.
John Brown was a charismatic and deeply religious man who heard the God of the Old Testament speaking to him, telling him to destroy slavery by any means. When Congress opened Kansas territory to slavery in 1854, Brown raised a band of followers to wage war. Brown’s violence pointed ambitious Illinois lawyer and former officeholder Abraham Lincoln toward a different solution to slavery: politics. Some violence and some strong language. 2020.
LB 13056 WHATEVER IT TOOK: AN AMERICAN PARATROOPER’S EXTRAORDINARY MEMOIR OF ESCAPE, SURVIVAL, AND HEROISM IN THE LAST DAYS OF WORLD WAR II LANGREHR, HENRY
As the Allied Invasion of Normandy launched in the pre-dawn hours of June 6, 1944, Henry Langrehr was among the thousands of Allies who parachuted into occupied France amid heavy anti-aircraft fire. Many of his fellow paratroopers died, but Henry miraculously survived. On June 29, however, he was captured by the Nazis. Transported to a work camp, he escaped, and searched southern Germany for his Allied brethren. Unrated. 2020.
LB 13031 TWILIGHT OF DEMOCRACY: THE SEDUCTIVE LURE OF AUTHORITARIANISM APPLEBAUM, ANNE, 1964-
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Red Famine (DB 89645) examines the rise of populism and nationalism in the early twenty-first century. She theorizes why some might find authoritarianism or one-party rule appealing, particularly those who have not thrived in a meritocratic or democratic system. Draws on international reports and historical examples. Unrated. Bestseller. 2020.
LB 13258 UNTAMED DOYLE, GLENNON, 1976-
The author of Carry On, Warrior (DB 87208) and Love Warrior (DB 85522) suggests that trusting one’s inner voice and ignoring the world’s expectations can lead to joy and peace. She speaks of her own experiences learning to listen to herself at key moments and reclaim her true, untamed self. Strong language. Bestseller. 2020.
LB 13473 CARNIVAL OF SNACKERY: DIARIES 2003-2020 SEDARIS, DAVID
This collection of curated diary entries, sequel to Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) (DB 88081), covers the next seventeen years of the humorist’s life. Many entries discuss the weird and wonderful people he has encountered while on book tours around the world. Unrated. 2021.
LB 13475 BEYOND BIDEN: REBUILDING THE AMERICA WE LOVE GINGRICH, NEWT
Right-wing stalwart Newt Gingrich brings together the various strands of the movement [which he believes is] seeking to destroy true, historic American values and replace this country with one that’s imposed on us by the combined power of government and social acceptance. Unrated. 2021.