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ADULT FICTION

LB           13707    CARELESS WHISKERS       JAMES, MIRANDA           

Charlie’s daughter Laura is starring in a local theater production, alongside headache-inducing Hollywood actor Luke Lombardi. When the actor dies onstage after drinking from a glass Laura handed him, only amateur sleuth Charlie and cat sidekick Diesel could hope to prove that Laura is innocent. Unrated. 2020.

LB           13706    CARTOGRAPHERS            SHEPHERD, PENG            

Nell Young’s whole life and greatest passion is cartography. Her father, Dr. Daniel Young, is a legend in the field and Nell’s personal hero. But she hasn’t seen or spoken to him ever since he cruelly fired her and destroyed her reputation after an argument over an old, cheap gas station highway map. But when Dr. Young is found dead in his office at the New York Public Library, with the very same seemingly worthless map hidden in his desk, Nell can’t resist investigating. To her surprise, she soon discovers that the map is incredibly valuable and exceedingly rare. In fact, she may now have the only copy left in existence… Unrated. 2022.

LB           13729    HER LAST AFFAIR: A NOVEL          SEARLES, JOHN 

Every marriage has its secrets… Skyla lives alone in the shadow of the defunct drive-in movie theater that she and her husband ran for nearly fifty years. Ever since Hollis’s death in a freak accident the year before, Skyla spends her nights ruminating about the regrets and deceptions in her long marriage. That is, until she rents a cottage on the property to a charming British man, Teddy Cornwell… Unrated. 2022.             

LB           13728    GLORY: A NOVEL         BULAWAYO, NOVIOLET     

Glory centers around the unexpected fall of Old Horse, a long-serving leader of a fictional African country, and the drama that follows for an unruly nation of animals on the path to true liberation. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13757    GOOD LEFT UNDONE     TRIGIANI, ADRIANA       

From present day Viareggio to Glasgow during World War II, a multigenerational sweeping tale of love lost, family secrets, and reconciliation over decades from New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani. Unrated. 2022.               

LB           13705    CAT ME IF YOU CAN        JAMES, MIRANDA           

Charlie, Diesel, Helen, and the Ducote sisters are vacationing in Asheville, North Carolina, to attend a mystery reader’s book club event. Charlie’s dreams of relaxation are squashed, however, when an uninvited guest is murdered, and the obvious suspect might be a red herring. 2020.

LB           13680    CIRCE    MILLER, MADELINE        

Circe grows up in the court of her father, the sun god Helios. Despised by her parents and others, she falls in love with a mortal who shuns her. When she takes revenge, she is banished. Those who wish her and others harm are transformed into pigs. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2018.

LB           13755    BEAUTIFUL         STEEL, DANIELLE              

A famous, young model has her appearance forever altered and loses the people she loves most in a terrorist attack and changes the course and purpose of her life after reading a revealing letter that accompanied her mother’s will. Strong language. Bestseller. 2022

LB           13700    END OF DAYS     TAYLOR, BRAD, 1965-     

When the former head of Israeli intelligence is murdered, Mossad calls on Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill. While signs point to an Iranian-funded militia group, something isn’t adding up. It’s up to the two taskforce operators to uncover the truth before it’s too late. Sequel to American Traitor (DB 102075). Unrated. Bestseller. 2022.

LB           13702    DOUBLE JEOPARDY         WOODS, STUART             

Stone is visited by an attorney who tells him that family members from the Stone side of the family are up for parole. Stone knows what this means for the community in Maine and heads up there to take care of business. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2021.

LB           13726    FOUL PLAY          WOODS, STUART             

Not far from his New York City home, attorney Stone Barrington stumbles into trouble. A new client is in danger, and a complicated scheme threatens the safety of the city. His search to find the truth will take him to Manhattan high-rises and the Connecticut countryside. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13723    FALSE WITNESS       SLAUGHTER, KARIN, 1971-    

Defense attorney Leigh Collier has worked hard to build a life that appears normal to the outside world. But her mask of normality conceals a childhood of secrets and violence. When she is called in to defend a wealthy man accused of rape, her past comes calling. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. 2021.

LB           13727    FRENCH BRAID  TYLER, ANNE     

The Garrett family falls apart over the decades. Beginning in 1959, Mercy would rather be creating art than keeping house for her husband, Robin. Their teenage daughters, steady Alice and boy-crazy Lily, could not have less in common. Their youngest, David, is intent on escaping his family’s orbit, for reasons none of them understands. Bestseller. 2022.

LB           14109    IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS     FOWLER, THERESE ANNE             

“Therese Anne Fowler’s It All Comes Down to This is a warm, keenly perceptive novel of sisterhood, heartbreak, home, and what it takes to remake a life at its halfway point, for fans of Ann Patchett and Emma Straub. Meet the Geller sisters: Beck, Claire, and Sophie, a trio of strong-minded women whose pragmatic, widowed mother, Marti, will be dying soon and taking her secrets with her. Marti has ensured that her modest estate is easy for her family to deal with once she’s gone–including a provision that the family’s summer cottage on Mount Desert Island, Maine, must be sold, the proceeds split equally between the three girls. Beck, the eldest, is a freelance journalist whose marriage looks more like a sibling bond than a passionate partnership. In fact, her husband Paul is hiding a troubling truth about his love life. For Beck, the Maine cottage has been essential to her secret wish to write a novel–and to remake the terms of her relationship. Despite her accomplishments as a pediatric cardiologist, Claire, the middle daughter, has always felt like the Geller misfit. Recently divorced, Claire’s secret unrequited love for the wrong man is slowly destroying her, and she’s finding that her expertise on matters of the heart unfortunately doesn’t extend to her own. Youngest daughter Sophie appears to live an Instagram-ready life, filled with glamorous work and travel, celebrities, fashion, art, and sex. In reality, her existence is a cash-strapped house of cards that may crash at any moment. Enter C.J. Reynolds, an enigmatic southerner ex-con with his own hidden past who complicates the situation. All is not what it seems, and everything is about to change”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.

LB           14108    REPLACEMENT WIFE       KANE, DARBY    

“Can one man be that unlucky? Elisa Wright is a mom and wife, living a nice, quiet life in a nice, quiet town. She’s also convinced her brother-in-law is a murderer. Josh has one dead wife and one missing fiance, and though he grieved for them he starts dating someone new. Elisa fears for that woman’s safety, and she desperately wants to know what happened to her friend, Josh’s missing fiance. Searching for clues means investigating her own family. And she doesn’t like what she finds. A laptop filled with incriminating information. Other women. But when Elisa becomes friends with Josh’s new girlfriend and starts to question things she thinks are true, Elisa wonders if the memories of a horrible incident a year ago have finally pushed her over the edge and Josh is really innocent. With so much at stake, Elisa fights off panic attacks and a strange illness. Is it a breakdown or something more? The race is on to get to the truth before another disappearance because there’s a killer in the family…or is there?”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13735    LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY                 GARMUS, BONNIE          

In the early 1960s, chemist Elizabeth Zott has a lot of challenges as the only woman on her team at Hastings Research Institute. She falls for colleague Calvin Evans, but the double standards of the day eventually have her looking for a new chapter outside academia, hosting a television cooking show. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2022.    

LB           13734    LAST CONFESSIONS OF SYLVIA P.               KRAVETZ, LEE    

Told through three unique interwoven narratives, this novel reimagines a chapter in the life of Sylvia Plath, telling the story behind the creation of her classic, semi-autobiographical novel The bell jar. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13731    INSOMNIA          PINBOROUGH, SARAH, 1972-     

Emma Averell loves her life–her high-powered legal career, her two beautiful children, and her wonderful stay-at-home husband–but it wasn’t always so perfect. When she was just five years old, Emma and her older sister went into foster care because of a horrific incident with their mother.  Her sister can remember a time when their mother was loving and “normal,” but Emma can only remember her as one thing–a monster. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13708    BOOTH      FOWLER, KAREN JOY

During the nineteenth century, the Booths were one of the country’s leading theatrical families. But behind the curtains multiple scandals, family triumphs, and criminal disasters begin to take their toll, and the siblings of John Wilkes Booth are left to reckon with the truth behind the destructively specious promise of an early prophecy. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13759    I’LL BE YOU: A NOVEL     BROWN, JANELLE            

As children, Sam and Elli were two halves of a perfect whole: gorgeous identical twins whose parents sometimes couldn’t even tell them apart. They fell asleep to the sound of each other’s breath at night, holding hands in the dark. And once Hollywood discovered them, they became B-list child TV stars, often inhabiting the same role. But as adults, their lives have splintered. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13730    HIGH STAKES     STEEL, DANIELLE              

Jane Addison has big dreams of owning her own company someday. At twenty-eight, she arrives in New York to start a job at Fletcher and Benson, a prestigious talent agency. There she joins a group of women all facing the challenges of balancing their families, their personal lives, and the high stakes of ambition. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13676    DEADLY AFFAIR       CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976            

In “The Face of Helen,” a night at the Royal Opera could reach a fatal crescendo for a woman caught in a dicey love triangle; “Finessing the King” delivers a curious ad in the personals that could mask sinister intentions; who’s in danger of getting stung in “Wasps’ Nest” depends on rounding up suspects and solving a murder–before it even happens. These are just a few of the tales in this collection featuring essential reading that Christie fans old and new will simply love to death. Unrated. 2022.     

LB           13733    JUST LIKE THE OTHER GIRLS         DOUGLAS, CLAIRE           

Una Richardson may finally be able to put her dark past behind her. As companion to the elegant Elspeth McKenzie, Una steps into a world of luxury and feels her heart beginning to mend. That is until she meets Elspeth’s daughter, Kathryn, who resents Una’s place in her mother’s home. As Una becomes more entangled in Kathryn’s jealousy, she uncovers the family’s dark secrets. Including the mysterious deaths of the two girls who came before her. As the walls start closing in around her, Una can’t help fearing how long it’ll be before she ends up just like the other girls? Unrated. 2022.

ADULT NON-FICTION

LB           13754    BITTERSWEET: HOW SORROW AND LONGING MAKE US WHOLE  CAIN, SUSAN    

The author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking (DB 74307) explores why we experience sorrow and longing, and how embracing the bittersweetness at the heart of life is the true path to creativity, connection, and transcendence. Unrated. Bestseller. 2022.

LB           13725    FINDING ME       DAVIS, VIOLA, 1965-       

This is my story, from a crumbling apartment in Central Falls, Rhode Island, to the stage in New York City, and beyond. This is the path I took to finding my purpose but also my voice in a world that didn’t always see me. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2022.              

LB           13703    EMBRACE YOUR ALMOST: FIND CLARITY AND CONTENTMENT IN THE IN-BETWEENS, NOT-QUITES, AND UNKNOWNS         DOOLEY, JORDAN LEE 

A no-nonsense guide to the life you long for, even when it doesn’t go according to plan, from the bestselling author of Own Your Everyday. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13724    FIERCE LOVE: A BOLD PATH TO FEROCIOUS COURAGE AND RULE-BREAKING KINDNESS THAT CAN HEAL THE WORLD        LEWIS, JACQUELINE JANETTE, 1959-        

We are living in a world divided. Race and ethnicity, caste and color, gender and sexuality, class and education, religion and political party have all become demographic labels that reduce our differences to simplistic categories in which “we” are vehemently against “them.” But Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis’s own experience–of being the first female and first Black minister in her church’s history, of being in an interracial marriage, and of making peace with childhood abuse–illustrates that our human capacity for empathy and forgiveness is the key to reversing these ugly trends. Unrated. 2021.

LB           14110    DEFEATING BIG GOVERNMENT SOCIALISM: SAVING AMERICA’S FUTURE                  GINGRICH, NEWT

The former speaker of the House reveals how “Big Government” socialism is crippling America–and offers strategies and insights for everyday citizens to overcome its influence. Unrated. 2022.         

LB           13704    EMERGENCY: A YEAR OF HEALING AND HEARTBREAK IN A CHICAGO ER       FISHER, THOMAS (BOARD-CERTIFIED EMERGENCY MEDICINE PHYSICIAN)   

Emergency medicine physician recounts his experiences working in an emergency ward in a hospital on Chicago’s South Side from February 2020 to November 2020. Topics include dealing with the onslaught of COVID-19 cases, the difference between experiences of frontline workers and administrators and policymakers, and letters he writes–but will never send–to colleagues and patients. Unrated. 2022.         

LB           13662    BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY: A MEMOIR             WANG, QIAN JULIE, 1987-            

The author reflects on the highs and lows of her experiences immigrating to New York City and growing up as an undocumented and impoverished child. She recounts her parents’ stresses, her struggles in school, and the joys that she found alongside the fears. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2021.   

LB           13732    INSPIRED: UNDERSTANDING CREATIVITY: A JOURNEY THROUGH ART, SCIENCE, AND THE SOUL                RICHTEL, MATT

Creativity defines the human experience. It sparks achievement and innovation in art, science, technology, business, sports, and virtually every activity. It has fueled human progress on a global level, but it equally is the source of profound personal satisfaction for individual creators. And yet the origins of creative inspiration and the methods by which great creators tap into it have long been a source of mystery, spoken of in esoteric terms, our rational understanding shrouded in complex jargon. Until now. Unrated. 2022.    

LB           13661    BETRAYAL OF ANNE FRANK: A COLD CASE INVESTIGATION            SULLIVAN, ROSEMARY, 1947-     

The author recounts the efforts of a team led by retired FBI agent Vincent Pankoke to uncover the identity of the person who betrayed Anne Frank and her family to the Nazis. She describes their findings and their profiles of potential suspects while describing wartime Amsterdam. Unrated. Bestseller. 2022.