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ADULT FICTION

LB           13480    Nameless ones CONNOLLY, JOHN, 1968-              

Four bodies are found violently butchered in a canal house in Amsterdam. They are friends and confidants of the assassin known as Louis. The five men responsible are Serbian war criminals whom Louis has come to Europe to hunt down. The only problem–there is a sixth man. Unrated. 2021.     

LB           13482    Noel letters        EVANS, RICHARD PAUL 

Drawn away from life as a divorced, career-focused publisher in NYC, Noel Post returns to her Salt Lake City roots for one last reunion with her estranged, dying father. As she begins healing, she finds a trail of anonymous letters full of faith, redemption, and a Christmas revelation. 2020.       

LB           13481    Riders of the dawn: a western duo        L’AMOUR, LOUIS, 1908-1988       

Ride, You Tonto Raiders: Matt Sabre is a young and experienced gunfighter–but not a trouble seeker. But when Billy Curtin calls him a liar and goes for his gun, Matt has no choice but to draw and fire. To his surprise, the dying man gives him $5,000 and begs him to take the money to his wife, who is alone in defending the family ranch in the Mogollons. Riders of the Dawn: A young gunslinger is changed for the better by a meeting with a beautiful woman. Unrated. 2021. 

LB           13486    Cowboy way: stories of the old west        KELTON, ELMER

In The Cowboy Way, Kelton captures the action, adventure, brotherhood and betrayal of the old west, chronicling the highs and lows of cowboy life in these sixteen stories, collected together for the first time. Unrated. 2021.             

LB           13487    Billy Summers: a novel   KING, STEPHEN, 1947-   

Billy Summers is a hit man with morals. He’ll only take a job if the target is a truly bad guy. He now wants out of the trade, but there’s one job left. Despite his status as one of the best snipers in the world, everything about the job goes wrong. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.            

ADULT NON-FICTION

LB           13483    War on the border: Villa, Pershing, the Texas Rangers, and an American invasion GUINN, JEFF     

The dramatic story of how U.S.-Mexico border tensions erupted into open warfare in 1916, as a U.S. military expedition crossed the border to try to capture Mexican guerrilla Pancho Villa–a military incursion whose effects still haunt the border region to this day. Unrated. 2021.         

LB           13488    Going there        COURIC, KATIE, 1957-    

Memoir of a television journalist who was the first woman to solo anchor a major nightly news program. She shares her experiences growing up, rising through the ranks to become a cohost of the Today show, and how the loss of her husband led to her advocacy for cancer research. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.        

JUVENILE FICTION

LB           13484    Room to dream: a Front Desk novel         YANG, KELLY      

Mia Tang is going for her dreams! After years of hard work, Mia Tang finally gets to go on vacation with her family — to China! A total dream come true! Mia can’t wait to see all her cousins and grandparents again, especially her cousin Shen. As she roams around Beijing, witnessing some of the big changes China’s going through, Mia thinks about the changes in her own life. Unrated. For grades 4-7. 2021.

LB           13485    Cursed carnival and other calamities: new stories about mythic heroes   RIORDAN, RICK

A collection of ten stories by authors from the Rick Riordan Presents imprint that remix myths for modern readers. Unrated. For grades 3-6. 2021.  Related names: Hernandez, Carlos, author. Chokshi, Roshani, author. Cervantes, Jennifer, author. Lee, Yoon Ha, author. Mbalia, Kwame, author. Roanhorse, Rebecca, author. Mejia, Tehlor Kay, author. Chadda, Sarwat, author. Kim, Graci, author. Riordan, Rick, editor, author.

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ADULT FICTION

LB           14177    LOVE SONGS OF W.E.B. DU BOIS: A NOVEL            JEFFERS, HONOREE FANONNE, 1967-      

Ailey Pearl Garfield spends summers in the small Georgia town of Chicasetta, where her mother’s family has lived since their ancestors arrived from Africa in bondage. From an early age, Ailey fights a battle for belonging while the women of her family urge Ailey to succeed in their stead. Unrated.

LB           14181    WOMAN IN THE LIBRARY: A NOVEL          GENTILL, SULARI              

“The ornate reading room at the Boston Public Library is quietuntil the tranquility is shattered by a woman’s terrified scream. Security guards take charge immediately, instructing everyone inside to stay put until the threat is identified and contained. While they wait for the all-clear, four strangers, who’d happened to sit at the same table, pass the time in conversation, and friendships are struck. Each has his or her own reasons for being in the reading room that morning—it just happens that one is a murderer. Award-winning author Sulari Gentill delivers a sharply thrilling listen with this unexpectedly twisty literary adventure that examines the complicated nature of friendship and reveals that words can be the most treacherous weapons of all.” — Provided by publisher. Unrated.

LB           14169    BLOWBACK         PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

US President Keegan Barrett has swept into office on his success as Director of the CIA. Six months into his first term, he devises a clandestine power grab with deadly consequences. Barrett personally orders Special Agents Liam Grey and Noa Himel to execute his plan, but their loyalties are divided. The CIA serves at the pleasure of the president, yet they’ve sworn to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. When the threat comes directly from the Oval Office, that’s where the blowback begins. Unrated.  Related names: DuBois, Brendan, author.            

LB           14157    CHALLENGE: A NOVEL    STEEL, DANIELLE              

“Fishtail, Montana, is home to Anne and Pitt Pollock, local royalty, high school sweethearts, and owners of the successful Pollock ranch. The sprawling foothills of the Beartooth Mountains surround the town, overlooking the Pollocks’ property and the nearby ranch belonging to Bill and Pattie Brown. The two couples have known each other since childhood. Their sons Peter Pollock and Matt Brown are also the best of friends. When they and two other local kids meet Juliet Marshall, new to town after her parents’ bitter divorce, the five of them are soon inseparable, spending their summer days swimming, horseback riding, hiking, and fishing. But one August afternoon, their latest adventure takes a dangerous turn—and quickly escalates into a battle for survival—when they find themselves trapped on Granite Peak. Fear reverberates through the town as their parents grow ever more desperate to hear word that their children have been found. They must place their own trials aside amid a massive search-and-rescue operation. As they come to lean on one another for support, a media frenzy ensues, heightening tensions and testing some already fragile relationships. In the aftermath of this one fateful event, devastating secrets are revealed, new love appears on the horizon, and families are forced to reconsider what they once held dear.” — Provided by publisher. Unrated. Bestseller.

LB           14146    CLIVE CUSSLER’S HELLBURNER    MADEN, MIKE  

“When Juan Cabrillo fails to capture the leader of Mexico’s most dangerous drug cartel and loses an Oregon crew member in the process, he’s determined to get revenge. Little does he know that the explosion he just narrowly escaped was merely the latest flash of violence from a machine of war that has existed for decades, dating from the bloodiest episode in Armenia’s history. Cabrillo’s Corporation of mercenaries may have finally met its match in The Pipeline—a criminal syndicate passed down from father to son across generations. A group that sits with its finger on the trigger of a torpedo so deadly it could level entire cities. With millions of innocent civilians hanging in the balance, the Oregon’s crew must unravel a tangle of drug-smuggling routes and international conspiracies spanning from the Aegean Sea to the Indian Ocean, putting their lives on the line to find the weapon before its countdown hits zero.” — Provided by publisher. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.

LB           14172    SMILING COUNTRY         KELTON, ELMER

Texas, 1910. In this sequel to The Good Old Boys, Hewey Calloway settles down and, with his nephew Tommy, runs the Circle W ranch. Hewey is seriously injured trying to prove he can still break a horse. The mishap has one benefit, though; he gets reacquainted with an old girlfriend.

LB           14187    LAST CHAIRLIFT     IRVING, JOHN, 1942- 

“In Aspen, Colorado, in 1941, Rachel Brewster is a slalom skier at the National Downhill and Slalom Championships. Little Ray, as she is called, finishes nowhere near the podium, but she manages to get pregnant. Back home, in New England, Little Ray becomes a ski instructor. Her son, Adam, grows up in a family that defies conventions and evades questions concerning the eventful past. Years later, looking for answers, Adam will go to Aspen. In the Hotel Jerome, where he was conceived, Adam will meet some ghosts; in The Last Chairlift, they aren’t the first or the last ghosts he sees. John Irving has written some of the most acclaimed books of our time—among them, The World According to Garp and The Cider House Rules. A visionary voice on the subject of sexual tolerance, Irving is a bard of alternative families. In The Last Chairlift, readers will once more be in his thrall.” — Provided by publisher. Unrated. 

LB           14161    DREAMLAND     SPARKS, NICHOLAS        

“Colby Mills once felt destined for a musical career, until tragedy grounded his aspirations. Now the head of a small family farm in North Carolina, he spontaneously takes a gig playing at a bar in St. Pete Beach, Florida, seeking a rare break from his duties at home. But when he meets Morgan Lee, his world is turned upside-down, making him wonder if the responsibilities he has shouldered need dictate his life forever. The daughter of affluent Chicago doctors, Morgan has graduated from a prestigious college music program with the ambition to move to Nashville and become a star. Romantically and musically, she and Colby complete each other in a way that neither has ever known. While they are falling headlong in love, Beverly is on a heart-pounding journey of another kind. Fleeing an abusive husband with her six-year-old son, she is trying to piece together a life for them in a small town far off the beaten track. With money running out and danger seemingly around every corner, she makes a desperate decision that will rewrite everything she knows to be true. In the course of a single unforgettable week, two young people will navigate the exhilarating heights and heartbreak of first love. Hundreds of miles away, Beverly will put her love for her young son to the test. And fate will draw all three people together in a web of life-altering connections…forcing each to wonder whether the dream of a better life can ever survive the weight of the past.” — Provided by publisher. Some violence. Bestseller.

LB           14182    CHOICE                 ROBERTS, NORA              

“Talamh is a land of green hills, high mountains, deep forests, and seas, where magicks thrive. But portals allow for passage in and out—and ultimately, each must choose their place, and choose between good and evil, war and peace, life and death… Breen Siobhan Kelly grew up in the world of Man and was once unaware of her true nature. Now she is in Talamh, trying to heal after a terrible battle and heartbreaking losses. Her grandfather, the dark god Odran, has been defeated in his attempt to rule over Talamh, and over Breen—for now. With the enemy cast out and the portal sealed, this is a time to rest and to prepare. Breen spreads her wings and realizes a power she’s never experienced before. It’s also a time for celebrations—of her first Christmas in both Talamh and Ireland, of solstice and weddings and births—and daring to find joy again in the wake of sorrow. She rededicates herself to writing her stories, and when his duties as taoiseach permit, she is together with Keegan, who has trained her as a warrior and whom she has grown to love. It’s Keegan who’s at her side when the enemy’s witches, traitorous and power-mad, appear to her in her sleep, practicing black magick, sacrificing the innocent, and plotting a brutal destruction for Breen. And soon, united with him and with all of Talamh, she will seek out those in desperate need of rescue, and confront the darkness with every weapon she has: her sword, her magicks–and her courage…” — Provided by publisher. Unrated. Bestseller.

LB           14183    HUNTING TIME                 DEAVER, JEFFERY             

“THERE ARE TWO FUNDAMENTAL RULES OF SURVIVAL. #1: NEVER BE WITHOUT A MEANS OF ESCAPE.     Allison Parker is on the run with her teenage daughter, Hannah, and Colter Shaw has been hired by her eccentric boss, entrepreneur Marty Harmon, to find and protect her. Though he’s an expert at tracking missing persons—even those who don’t wish to be found—Shaw has met his match in Allison, who brings all her skills as a brilliant engineer designing revolutionary technology to the game of evading detection.   #2: NEVER BE WITHOUT ACCESS TO A WEAPON.     The reason for Allison’s panicked flight is soon apparent. She’s being stalked by her ex-husband, Jon Merritt. Newly released from prison and fueled by blinding rage, Jon is a man whose former profession as a police detective makes him uniquely suited for the hunt. And he’s not alone. Two hitmen are also hot on her heels—an eerie pair of thugs who take delight not only in murder but in the sport of devising clever ways to make bodies disappear forever. Even if Shaw manages to catch up with Allison and her daughter, his troubles will just be beginning. SHAW IS ABOUT TO DISCOVER RULE #3: NEVER BELIEVE ANYTHING.     As Shaw ventures further into the wilderness, the truth becomes as hard to decipher as the forest’s unmarked trails…and peril awaits at every turn.” — Provided by publisher. Unrated.

LB           14184    HOPE CREEK       DAILEY, JANET  

For Kit Teague, the island of Hope Creek, South Carolina, is filled with joyful memories of being out on the water with her beloved father. But her small hometown is also the place where her mother battled mental illness—and lost. Returning home to put her mother to final rest, Kit discovers a family divided by grief—and wounds so deep her twin sister has turned against their father—and Kit. Not only has Viv moved up the creek to join a rival fishing business, she’s barricaded herself behind Beau Sutton, the boy Kit once loved from afar. The man who stirs something deep within Kit even now… Unrated.

LB           14185    LIBERATION DAY: STORIES            SAUNDERS, GEORGE, 1958-        

The “best short story writer in English” (Time) is back with a masterful collection that explores ideas of power, ethics, and justice, and cuts to the very heart of what it means to live in community with our fellow humans. With his trademark prose—wickedly funny, unsentimental, and perfectly tuned—Saunders continues to challenge and surprise: here is a collection of prismatic, deeply resonant stories that encompass joy and despair, oppression and revolution, bizarre fantasy and brutal reality. Unrated.

LB           14186    BABEL: OR THE NECESSITY OF VIOLENCE: AN ARCANE HISTORY OF THE OXFORD TRANSLATORS’ REVOLUTION     KUANG, R.F. (REBECCA F.)           

“1828. Robin Swift, orphaned by cholera in Canton, is brought to London by the mysterious Professor Lovell. There, he trains for years in Latin, Ancient Greek, and Chinese, all in preparation for the day he’ll enroll in Oxford University’s prestigious Royal Institute of Translation—also known as Babel. Babel is the world’s center for translation and, more importantly, magic. Silver working—the art of manifesting the meaning lost in translation using enchanted silver bars—has made the British unparalleled in power, as its knowledge serves the Empire’s quest for colonization. For Robin, Oxford is a utopia dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge. But knowledge obeys power, and as a Chinese boy raised in Britain, Robin realizes serving Babel means betraying his motherland. As his studies progress, Robin finds himself caught between Babel and the shadowy Hermes Society, an organization dedicated to stopping imperial expansion. When Britain pursues an unjust war with China over silver and opium, Robin must decide. Can powerful institutions be changed from within, or does revolution always require violence?” — Provided by publisher. Unrated. Bestseller.

LB           14158    WHITTIERS          STEEL, DANIELLE              

Preston and Constance Whittier have built a happy life together, with a brood of six children raised in a beautiful historic Manhattan mansion. Now, with a nearly empty nest, it’s easier than ever for the Whittiers to maintain their tradition of a solo romantic “Wintermoon” ski trip. But with this year’s trip comes tragedy, and suddenly the Whittiers’ adult children find themselves reuniting in the family home without their parents for the first time ever. The oldest, Lyle, is reaching a breaking point in his marriage and must decide whether a divorce would be best for him and his two children. Gloria’s big job on Wall Street has kept her single at thirty-nine, and growing ever more cynical. The twins, Caroline and Charlie, moved out long ago to start a fashion business that may now be faltering. Benjie, with special needs, is hit hard by the loss of his parents and needs his siblings’ help. And Annabelle, the youngest, drops out of college and starts to spin out of control. The eldest four are forced to put aside their personal issues and their grief to keep the family together and support each other and their two youngest siblings. Selling the house, along with all the memories that live in its walls, feels like yet another devastating loss. Could there be another way, as unconventional as it seems? Unrated.

ADULT NONFICTION

LB           14178    CHASING HISTORY: A KID IN THE NEWSROOM     BERNSTEIN, CARL, 1944-               

The Pulitzer Prize-winning co-author of All the President’s Men (DB 50574) reflects on his formative years as a teenage newspaper reporter at the Washington Star and the subsequent trajectory of his career. He discusses covering grisly crimes, political rallies, the civil rights movement, and more. Unrated. Bestseller.

LB           14179    DEAF UTOPIA: A MEMOIR–AND A LOVE LETTER TO A WAY OF LIFE             DIMARCO, NYLE, 1989-  

“A heartfelt and inspiring memoir and celebration of Deaf culture by Nyle DiMarco, actor, producer, two-time reality show winner, and cultural icon of the international Deaf community. Before becoming the actor, producer, advocate, and model that people know today, Nyle DiMarco was half of a pair of Deaf twins born to a multi-generational Deaf family in Queens, New York. At the hospital one day after he was born, Nyle “failed” his first test—a hearing test—–to the joy and excitement of his parents. In this engrossing memoir, Nyle shares stories, both heartbreaking and humorous, of what it means to navigate a world built for hearing people. From growing up in a rough-and-tumble childhood in Queens with his big and loving Italian-American family to where he is now, Nyle has always been driven to explore beyond the boundaries given him. A college math major and athlete at Gallaudet—the famed university for the Deaf in Washington, DC—Nyle was drawn as a young man to acting, and dove headfirst into the reality show competitions America’s Next Top Model and Dancing with the Stars—ultimately winning both competitions. Deaf Utopia is more than a memoir, it is a cultural anthem—a proud and defiant song of Deaf culture and a love letter to American Sign Language, Nyle’s primary language. Through his stories and those of his Deaf brothers, parents, and grandparents, Nyle opens many windows into the Deaf experience. Deaf Utopia is intimate, suspenseful, hilarious, eye-opening, and smart—–both a memoir and a celebration of what makes Deaf culture unique and beautiful.” — Provided by publisher. Unrated. Bestseller. Related names: Siebert, Robert, author.

LB           14180    FREEZING ORDER: A TRUE STORY OF MONEY LAUNDERING, MURDER, AND SURVIVING VLADIMIR PUTIN’S WRATH                BROWDER, BILL, 1964-  

“Following his explosive #1 New York Times bestseller, Red Notice, Bill Browder returns with another gripping thriller chronicling how he exposed Vladmir Putin’s campaign to steal and launder hundreds of billions of dollars from Russia—and how Putin is willing to kill anyone who stands in his way. When Browder’s young Russian lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, was beaten to death in a Moscow jail in 2009, Browder cast aside his business career and made it his life’s mission to pursue justice for Sergei. One of the first steps of that mission was to uncover who had killed Sergei and profited from the $230 million corruption scheme that he had exposed. As Browder and his team tracked the money that flowed out of Russia—through the Baltics and Cyprus and on to Western Europe and the Americas—they discovered that Vladimir Putin himself was one of the beneficiaries of the crime. After Western law-enforcement agencies began freezing the money, Putin retaliated. He and his cronies set honey traps for Browder, hired agents to chase him around the globe, murdered more of Browder’s Russian allies, and enlisted some of the West’s top lawyers and politicians in an attempt to bring Browder down. Putin will stop at nothing to protect his wealth and power. As Freezing Order reveals, Browder’s campaign was a main impetus for Putin’s intervention in the 2016 US presidential election. At once a financial caper, an international adventure, and a passionate plea for justice, Freezing Order is a stirring morality tale about how one man can take on one of the most dangerous and ruthless villains in the world.” — Provided by publisher. Unrated. Bestseller.                            

LB           14188    PUTIN   SHORT, PHILIP  

The first comprehensive, fully up-to-date biography of Vladimir Putin, woven into the tumultuous saga of Russia over the last sixty years. Vladimir Putin is the world’s most dangerous man. Alone among world leaders, he has the power to reduce the United States and Europe to ashes in a nuclear firestorm and has threatened to do so. He invades his neighbors, most recently Ukraine, meddles in western elections, and orders assassinations inside and outside Russia. His regime is autocratic and deeply corrupt. But that is only half the story. Unflinching, hard-hitting, and objective, Philip Short’s biography gives us the whole tale, up to the present day. To the fullest extent anyone has yet been able, Short cracks open the strongman’s thick carapace to reveal the man underneath those bare-chested horseback rides. In this deeply researched account, readers meet the Putin who slept in the same room as his parents until he was twenty-five years old, who backed out of his wedding right beforehand, and who learned English in order to be able to talk to George W. Bush. Vladimir Putin is wreaking havoc in Europe, threatening global peace and stability and exposing his fellow citizens to devastating economic countermeasures. Yet puzzlingly many Russians continue to support him. This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the many facets of the man behind the mask that Putin wears on the world stage. Unrated.

LB           14189    STONE AGE: SIXTY YEARS OF THE ROLLING STONES           JONES, LESLEY-ANN       

An acclaimed rock and roll journalist evokes the legacy of The Rolling Stones—iconic, granitic, commercially unstoppable as a collective; and fascinating, contradictory, and occasionally disturbing as individuals. As Lesley-Ann Jones writes, the Rolling Stones are “still roaming the globe like rusty tanks without a war to go to. Jumping, jacking, flashing, posturing, these septuagenarian caricatures with faces that might have been microwaved but coming on like eternal thirty-year-olds.” On 12th July 1962, the Rollin’ Stones performed their first-ever gig at London’s Marquee jazz club. Down the line, a ‘g’ was added, a spark was lit and their destiny was sealed. No going back. These five white British kids set out to play the music of black America. They honed a style that bled bluesy undertones into dark insinuations of women, sex, and drugs. Denounced as ‘corruptors of youth’ and ‘messengers of the devil,’ they created some of the most thrilling music ever recorded. Now their sound and attitude seem louder and more influential than ever. Elvis is dead and the Beatles are over, but Jagger and Richards bestride the world. The Stones may be gathering moss, but on they roll. Yet how did the ultimate anti-establishment misfits become the global brand we know today? Who were the casualties, and what are the forgotten legacies? Can the artist ever be truly divisible from the art? Lesley-Ann Jones’s new history tracks this contradictory, disturbing, granitic and unstoppable band through hope, glory and exile, into the juggernaut years and beyond into rock’s ongoing reckoning . . . where the Stones seem more at odds than ever with the values and heritage against which they have always rebelled. Good, bad, and often ugly, here are the Rolling Stones as never seen before. Unrated.

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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.

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ADULT FICTION

LB           13710    SUNLIT WEAPON: A MAISIE DOBBS NOVEL            WINSPEAR, JACQUELINE, 1955- 

October 1942. Attacks on British planes that cause a pilot’s death lead female pilot Jo Hardy to seek help from investigator Maisie Dobbs, who suspects a connection to the arrival of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Some violence. 2022.    

LB           14107    ALL HER LITTLE SECRETS                MORRIS, WANDA M.     

Ellice Littlejohn has everything going for her. But when she walks into the office of her boss–who also happens to be her lover–and finds him dead from a gunshot to the head, she worries her secrets will come to light. Instead, she is promoted and discovers shady dealings. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13927    ROBERT B. PARKER’S REVENGE TOUR      LUPICA, MIKE   

PI Sunny Randall’s landlord and former client, novelist Melanie Joan Hall, calls in a favor Sunny owes her. Melanie’s being threatened and blackmailed. As Sunny investigates Melanie’s stalker, she finds out that Melanie’s past is as fictional as her books. Meanwhile, Sunny’s ex-cop dad, Phil, is being threatened by a shady lawyer. Unrated. 2022. Related names:  Parker, Robert B., 1932-2010.    

LB           13931    INVESTIGATOR                  SANDFORD, JOHN           

Letty Davenport–adopted daughter of Lucas Davenport–is restless and bored in the desk job she has working for US Senator Christopher Colles. He offers her the chance to investigate the theft of crude oil with a partner from the Department of Homeland Security. Letty and her partner, John Kaiser, soon encounter murder. Unrated. Bestseller. 2022.    

LB           13932    DUKE GONE ROGUE        CARLYLE, CHRISTY           

Will Hart, the Duke of Ashmore, is everything his father was not: scrupulously honest, forbidding, and apparently joyless. As a duke, he’s a catch, but as a grumpy stick-in-the mud, no lady knows quite how to catch his eye. When his sisters concoct a plan for him to visit a run-down family property in Cornwall, he reluctantly agrees, hoping it will be a chance for him to rediscover the carefree man he once was. Madeline Ravenwood believes she can do anything she puts her mind to, including running the gardening business she inherited from her father and being a founding member of the Royal Visit Committee. Hard at work preparing for Princess Beatrice’s visit to judge their annual flower show, the appearance of a stern, handsome duke is a distraction Maddie doesn’t need. Tasked by the committee to convince the duke to repair his ramshackle manor house in time for the royal visit, he agrees, if she will join him as he explores Cornwall. Spending their days, and nights, together, Will’s love for Maddie becomes too strong to ignore. But Maddie knows how different their worlds are and when the burdens of his title reappear, can Will convince her that she’s the woman he’s been waiting for?”–Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13933    DARK NIGHT IN BIG ROCK: THE JENSEN BRAND   JOHNSTONE, WILLIAM W.          

Smoke Jensen is mighty proud of his son Louis for finishing law school. But he can’t help being a little disappointed that Louis isn’t returning to the Sugarloaf Ranch. Instead, he’s setting up his own law practice in nearby Big Rock–a career choice that turns out to be every bit as dangerous as fending off cattle rustlers. The boy’s first case lands him smack in the middle of a heated dispute between two riled-up ranchers over water rights. If Louis can’t settle them down, the whole thing could blow up into a bloody range war. Then a scheming con man shows up in town to stir up trouble–and ends up dead. Now Louis has to defend his sister’s boyfriend on murder charges. What’s worse, the real killer is still out there. And he’s ready to slaughter again… Unrated. 2022. Related names: Johnstone, J.A., author.

LB           13936    THREE DEBTS PAID          PERRY, ANNE    

“A serial killer is on the loose, and may have a hidden connection to young barrister Daniel Pitt’s university days, in this intricately woven mystery from New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry. A serial killer is roaming the streets of London, and Daniel Pitt’s university chum Ian, now a member of the police, is leading the search. The murders are keeping his mind occupied, but when Ian learns that their old professor, Nicholas Wolford, has been charged with plagiarism, he takes the time to personally ask Daniel to defend their beloved teacher. For help catching who Londoners are now calling the “Rainy Day Slasher,” Ian also enlists Daniel’s good friend Miriam fford Croft, now back from school and a fully qualified pathologist. As the murders continue, Miriam can’t help but notice inexplicable links that have been overlooked by Daniel and Ian. In their concern to defend their former professor, are the two university friends blind to a far worse crime that has been committed?”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022. 

LB           13937    RIDE FOR JUSTICE, RIDE FOR REVENGE: A TEXAS RANGER LUKE CALDWELL NOVEL               GRIFFIN, JAMES J.              

Texas Ranger Lieutenant Luke Caldwell is leading a detachment of Rangers when they are ambushed by an outlaw gang. After a hard-fought battle, the Rangers defeat the gang, but at the price of several dead and wounded. Among the most severely hurt is Luke, who is sent home by the company surgeon to recuperate. Luke is nearly completely recovered when word comes that his sister’s husband, Hank Brundage, the town marshal of Sonora and Luke’s former riding partner in the Rangers, has been murdered. Luke’s sister was beaten, raped, and left for dead by the same men who murdered her husband. Despite still being on medical leave, Luke heads for Sonora, determined to find the men responsible and bring them to justice. Unrated. 2022.     

LB           13926    SUMMER AT THE CAPE  THAYNE, RAEANNE         

“As the older sibling to identical twins Violet and Lily, Cami Porter was always the odd sister out. The divide grew even wider when their parents split up–while the twins stayed in Cape Sanctuary with their free-spirited mother, Rosemary, fourteen-year-old Cami moved to LA with her attorney father. Nearly twenty years later, when Cami gets the terrible news that Lily has drowned saving a child’s life, her mother begs her to return home to help untangle the complicated estate issues her sister left behind. Navigating their own strained relationship, Cami readjusts to the family and community she hasn’t known for decades, including the neighbor who stands in the way of her late sister’s dream, while Violet grieves the loss of her twin and struggles to figure out who she is now, without her other half, as the little girl Lily saved pulls her back into the orbit of the man she once loved.” — Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.    

LB           13928    BOOK LOVERS    HENRY, EMILY   

Cutthroat literary agent Nora Stephens agrees to go to Sunshine Falls, North Carolina, when her sister Libby begs her to accompany her on vacation. Surprisingly, Nora keeps bumping into Charlie Lastra, a bookish, brooding editor from back in the city. It would be a meet-cute, if not for the fact that they’ve met many times and it’s never been cute. Unrated. Bestseller. 2022.

LB           13929    MASTER CRAFTSMAN    STUART, KELLI, 1978-     

When Ava Laine’s dying treasure-hunter father entrusts to her his mission to find a missing Faberge egg, she has no idea how high the stakes will climb–or how her allegiances will be tested. Join the hunt in this lavish, dual-time narrative that plunges you into the 1917 Russian Revolution, the fall of the Romanovs, and long-buried Soviet secrets. Unrated. 2022. 

LB           13930    PARIS BOOKSELLER               MAHER, KERRI            

When bookish young American Sylvia Beach opens Shakespeare and Company on a quiet street in Paris in 1919, she has no idea that she and her new bookstore will change the course of literature itself. She forges friendships with many of the most important writers of the era. Unrated. 2022.   

LB           13935    HEIGHTS              CANDLISH, LOUISE          

“The Heights is a tall, slender apartment building among warehouses in London. Its roof terrace is so discreet, you wouldn’t know it existed if you weren’t standing at the window of the flat directly opposite. But you are. And that’s when you see a man up there–a man you’d recognize anywhere. He may be older now, but it’s definitely him. But that can’t be because he’s been dead for over two years. You know this for a fact. Because you’re the one who killed him.”– Publisher’s description. Unrated. 2022.               

LB           13940    LIKE A SISTER     GARRETT, KELLYE, 1978-               

Lena Scott understands that everyone believes her half sister, reality TV star Desiree Pierce, died of an overdose. But she can’t believe that of the sister she hasn’t seen in years–especially in a location she always refused to go to. Lena is determined to uncover the truth, even if that means exposing dark family secrets. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13943    STRENGTH IN THE STORM            BLOUNT, LAUREL             

After the murder of both her parents, Emma Hochstedler returns to the small community of Johns Mill, hoping to resume her quiet existence. Reclaiming her place proves harder than expected–especially now that a movie is being made about her family’s loss. But then, an old friend offers her a lifeline that gives her new purpose. Amish builder Samuel Christner is the biggest–and the strongest–man in town. In fact, the gentle giant has only one weakness–Emma. Even though she broke his heart, he won’t let his childhood sweetheart face her troubles alone. He hires Emma as a nurse for his elderly aunt…and finds himself falling for her all over again. But while romance blooms, storm clouds gather. And when darkness falls, it will take all Sam’s strength–and all their love–to see them through. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13944    KILLING IN GOLD              COTTON, RALPH W.        

“An all-new Western adventure featuring Arizona Ranger Sam Burrack, from bestselling author Ralph Cotton. Back on the trail of the infamous Arizona Cowboy Gang, Ranger Burrack rides with Cherokee lawman Dan’l Thorn into Mexico, where the Cowboys have stolen $200,000 in gold by blowing up the safe of a bank in Ciudad Esplanade. The lawmen are there to locate and arrest a pair of twin outlaws by the name of Smith who are hiding out in Mexico, but they get sidetracked hunting for the stolen loot. They figure it should be easy; trouble is they aren’t the only ones on the gold’s trail. A competing gang has stolen the loot from the Cowboys, a beautiful lady detective will stop at nothing to earn the reward for recovering the booty, and the Smith brothers have their own connection to the missing gold-and they’re rumored to be cannibals! Along with their sidekick, on-again off-again Cowboy Roman Lee Ellison, Sam and Dan’l traverse the high desert dodging bullets and hoping to survive long enough to find the gold that has already cost so many lives…”–Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13945    BOOKSELLER’S PROMISE               WISEMAN, BETH, 1962- 

“In the first novel of Beth Wiseman’s new Amish Bookstore series, a rare, old book may hold answers to a present-day romance.”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13947    MEMORY QUILT                WORTH, LENORA            

“Running a historic Inn on beautiful Shadow Lake is a satisfying life for the Amish King sisters. Until love stirs a longing for more… When Abigail King stumbles upon a man lying on the beach near her family inn, her every instinct says to help the stranger. With his memory gone, “Jonah” is reluctant to contact the authorities, so Abigail offers him shelter, despite her sisters’ reservations. As she nurses him back to health, Abigail helps him recover his lost past, creating a quilt from images of the shattered fragments he recalls. But with every square Abigail adds, she wonders if she is falling for a man who can never truly be hers . . . Jonah feels at home at The Shadow Lake Inn with the lovely Abigail, at peace with the Amish lifestyle she lives. But as the pieces of his past are sewn together, the mystery only deepens-until he knows the only way forward is to turn himself in to the police, to finally discover the truth of who he really is. For the one thing worse than not knowing his past, is not knowing what the future holds for him and Abigail”–Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.    

LB           13955    GROUNDS FOR MURDER               LUSH, TARA       

When her best but most difficult employee switches sides days before a state barista championship, coffee-shop owner Lana Lewis investigates jilted lovers, a shrimp-boat captain, and a mafia-connected surfer to prove her innocence of a rival’s murder. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13942    LAST DANCE ON THE STARLIGHT PIER      BIRD, SARAH     

Set during the Great Depression, Sarah Bird’s Last Dance on the Starlight Pier is a novel about one woman-and a nation-struggling to be reborn from the ashes. July 3. 1932. Shivering and in shock, Evie Grace Devlin watches the Starlite Palace burn into the sea and wonders how she became a person who would cause a man to kill himself. She’d come to Galveston to escape a dark past in vaudeville and become a good person, a nurse. When that dream is cruelly thwarted, Evie is swept into the alien world of dance marathons. All that she has been denied-a family, a purpose, even love-waits for her there in the place she dreads most: the spotlight. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13946    NIGHT, NEON: TALES OF MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE            OATES, JOYCE CAROL, 1938-

Presents nine tales of psyches pushed to their limits by the expectations of everyday life–from a woman who gets lost on her drive home to her plush suburban home and ends up breaking into a stranger’s house, to a first-person account of a cloned 1940s magazine pinup girl being sold at auction and embodying America’s ideals of beauty and womanhood. Unrated. 2022.     

LB           13948    BOOK OF COLD CASES    ST. JAMES, SIMONE       

Forty years after notorious murders in Claire Lake, Oregon, Shea Collins–proprietor of a true crime website–meets Beth Greer, who was acquitted of the murders. Shea interviews Beth, but through their meetings grows increasingly uneasy. Shea wonders what secrets Beth and others are hiding. Unrated. 2022.  

LB           13949    NORA GOES OFF SCRIPT                MONAGHAN, ANNABEL

“Nora Hamilton knows the formula for love better than anyone. As a romance channel screenwriter, it’s her job. But when her too-good-to work husband leaves her and their two kids, Nora turns her marriage’s collapse into cash and writes the best script of her life. No one is more surprised than her when it’s picked up for the big screen and set to film on location at her 100-year-old-home. When former Sexiest Man Alive, Leo Vance, is cast as her ne’er do well husband Nora’s life will never be the same. The morning after shooting wraps and the crew leaves, Nora finds Leo on her porch with a half-empty bottle of tequila and a proposition. He’ll pay a thousand dollars a day to stay for a week. The extra seven grand would give Nora breathing room, but it’s the need in his eyes that makes her say yes. Seven days: it’s the blink of an eye or an eternity depending on how you look at it. Enough time to fall in love. Enough time to break your heart.” — Provided by publisher. Strong language. 2022.     

LB           13950    SOULS OF LOST LAKE      WRIGHT, JAIME JO          

“Wren Blythe enjoys life in the Northwoods, but when a girl goes missing, her search leads to a shocking discovery shrouded in the lore of the murderess Eva Coons. Decades earlier, the real Eva struggles with the mystery of her past-all clues point to murder. Both will find that, to save the innocent, they must face an insidious evil”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13951    MAGNIFICENT LIVES OF MARJORIE POST: A NOVEL           PATAKI, ALLISON             

Marjorie Post glued cereal boxes in her father’s barn as a young girl. No one could have predicted that C. W. Post’s Cereal Company would grow into the General Foods empire, with Marjorie as its heiress and leading lady. Not content to stay in her prescribed roles of high-society wife, mother, and hostess, Marjorie dared to demand more. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13952    ONCE UPON A WARDROBE          HENRY, PATTI CALLAHAN             

England, 1950. Megs Devonshire is a scholarship student at Oxford studying physics. Her young brother, George, often bedridden with a weak heart, has become obsessed with a new book called The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. He begs Megs to find out where Narnia came from. Unrated. 2022.          

LB           13953    TUSCAN HOLIDAY            CHAMBERLIN, HOLLY, 1962-        

When Elizabeth Caldwell planned a trip to Florence with her daughter, Marina, she secretly hoped for a warm, fuzzy bonding experience worthy of a Lifetime movie. But Marina — twenty-one, newly graduated, and close to her mom in many ways — has always been more the PBS type: dependable, practical, and completely in control. Elizabeth knows Marina wants to avoid the kind of stupid mistake that left Elizabeth a single mother at twenty-two, and she’s bitten her tongue as Marina settles for a wealthy fiance who gives her everything she thinks she wants. After all, Elizabeth — unable to bring herself to fully commit to the man she has dated for years — is hardly an expert in romance. Still, a lot can happen on vacation, especially in Tuscany, where every scent borne on the warm breeze inspires delight, and every view makes the heart soar. There, on streets once walked by Dante and Michaelangelo, Marina is blindsided by a gorgeous Italian named Luca who shows her how gloriously unpredictable passion can be. And Elizabeth finally lets go of the role that has defined her for so long to embrace her own uncertain future… Unrated. 2022.

LB           13954    CIRCUS OF WONDERS     MACNEAL, ELIZABETH   

When Jasper Jupiter’s Circus of Wonders comes to a poor coastal town in 1860s England, the life of one young girl changes forever. Sold to the ringmaster as a “leopard girl” because of the birthmarks that cover her body, Nell is utterly devastated, but she grows close to the other performers. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13956    HOW TO LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR                SULLIVAN, SOPHIE, 1976-             

Enemies-to-lovers meets HGTV in this frothy, effervescent romantic comedy from Sophie Sullivan, author of Ten Rules for Faking It. Interior Design School? Check. Cute house to fix up? Check. Sexy, grumpy neighbor who is going to get in the way of your plans? Check. Unfortunately. Grace Travis has it all figured out. In between finishing school and working a million odd jobs, she’ll get her degree and her dream job. Most importantly, she’ll have a place to belong, something her harsh mother could never make. When an opportunity to fix up–and live in–a little house on the beach comes along, Grace is all in. Until her biggest roadblock moves in next door. Noah Jansen knows how to make a deal. As a real estate developer, he knows when he’s found something special. Something he could even call home. Provided he can expand by taking over the house next door–the house with the combative and beautiful woman living in it. With the rules for being neighborly going out the window, Grace and Noah are in an all-out feud. But sometimes, your nemesis can show you that home is always where the heart is.” –Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13957    LAST WHITE ROSE: A NOVEL OF ELIZABETH OF YORK         WEIR, ALISON, 1951-      

“New York Times bestselling author Alison Weir explores the life of Henry VIII’s mother, Elizabeth, the first queen of the Tudor dynasty, in this stunning historical novel. Elizabeth of York is the oldest daughter of King Edward IV. Flame-haired, beautiful, and sweet-natured, she is adored by her family; yet her life is suddenly disrupted when her beloved father dies in the prime of life. Her uncle, the notorious Richard III, takes advantage of King Edward’s death to grab the throne and imprison Elizabeth’s two younger brothers, the rightful royal heirs. Forever afterwards known as the princes in the tower, the boys are never seen again. On the heels of this tragedy, Elizabeth is subjected to Richard’s overtures to make her his wife, further legitimizing his claim to the throne. King Richard has murdered her brothers, yet she is obliged to accept his proposal. As if in a fairy tale, Elizabeth is saved by Henry Tudor, who challenges Richard and kills him in the legendary Battle of Bosworth Field. In recognition of his victory, Henry becomes king and asks Elizabeth to be his wife, the first queen of the Tudor line. The marriage is happy and fruitful, not only uniting the warring houses of Lancaster and York-the red and white roses-but resulting in four surviving children, one of whom, Henry VIII, will rule the country for the next thirty-six years. As in her popular Six Tudor Queens series, Alison Weir captures the personality of one of Britain’s most important monarchs, conveying Elizabeth of York’s dramatic life in a novel that is all the richer because of its firm basis in history” –Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13961    ENDLESS MERCY               PETERSON, TRACIE         

“In 1891, when Madysen Powell’s supposedly dead father shows up, her gift for forgiveness is tested and she’s left searching for answers. Daniel Beaufort arrives in Nome, longing to start fresh after the gold rush leaves him with only empty pockets, and finds employment at the Powell dairy. Will deceptions from the past tear apart their hopes for a better future?”– Provided by publisher. 2021. Related names: Woodhouse, Kimberley, 1973- author.      

LB           13963    RECOVERY AGENT: A GABRIELA ROSE NOVEL       EVANOVICH, JANET       

Recovery agent Gabriela Rose is used to working for bamboozled billionaires. But her latest job is to help save her family. She’s headed to the jungles of Peru in pursuit of the Ring of Solomon and the lost treasure of Lima. Her main problem is that the man with the map is her ex-husband, Rafer. Unrated. Bestseller. 2022.            

LB           13965    DEVIL’S HAND: A THRILLER           CARR, JACK (JOINT PSEUDONYM)            

Former Navy SEAL James Reece is entrusted with a top-secret CIA mission, twenty years in the making. A new, young, and popular president has taken office in the US, but he has a secret. Meanwhile, a PhD student has gained access to a bioweapon thought to be classified. Unrated. 2021.         

LB           13966    TRIPLE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE MURDER           FLUKE, JOANNE, 1943-  

The mayor of Lake Eden, Minnesota, has been murdered, and Hannah Swensen’s sister is the primary suspect. To save her sister, Hannah must find time between the rush of Easter orders at The Cookie Jar and spring into investigation mode. Includes recipes. Unrated. 2021. 

LB           13967    CARAMEL PECAN ROLL MURDER               FLUKE, JOANNE, 1943-  

“In this scrumptious cozy mystery from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Joanne Fluke, baker Hannah Swensen is tempted by a high profile tournament in Lake Eden that quickly turns deadly … Embracing a sweet escape from her usual routine at The Cookie Jar, Hannah gets asked for her help in baking pastries at the local inn for a flashy fishing competition with big prizes and even bigger names. But the fun stops when she spots a runway boat on the water and, on board, the lifeless body of the event’s renowned celebrity spokesperson … Famed TV show host Sonny Bowman wasn’ t humble about his ability to reel in winning catches, and no one knew that better than his tragically overworked sidekick, Joey. Did Joey finally take bloody revenge on his pompous boss–or was Sonny killed by a jealous contestant? With goodies to bake and a mess of fresh challenges mixed into her personal life, it’s either sink or swim as Hannah joins forces with her sister, Andrea, to catch a clever culprit before another unsuspecting victim goes belly up … Features Over a Dozen Cookie and Dessert Recipes from The Cookie Jar!” — Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13968    JANE DARROWFIELD AND THE MADWOMAN NEXT DOOR              ROSS, BARBARA, 1953-  

When her new neighbor Megan, who has been having blackouts, hearing voices and feeling like someone’s following her, vanishes into thin air, Jane Darrowfield and the police look into the ambitious young lawyer’s past where some things should stay. Unrated. 2020.

LB           13959    HOMEWRECKERS             ANDREWS, MARY KAY, 1954-      

When a slick Hollywood producer shows up in Hattie Kavanaugh’s hometown of Savannah, Georgia, she gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: star in a beach house renovation reality show called The Homewreckers, cast against a male lead who may be a love interest, or may be the ultimate antagonist. Unrated. Bestseller. 2022.

LB           13960    HEART’S CHARGE             WITEMEYER, KAREN      

“On a mission to deliver a baby to a nearby foundling home, Mark Wallace and Jonah Brooks encounter two women who capture their attention. And when a handful of urchin children from the area go missing, a pair of horsemen are exactly what the women need. As they work together to find the children, will these two couples find love as well?”– Provided by publisher. Some violence. 2021.       

LB           13962    RESERVOIR         DUCHOVNY, DAVID        

“The Reservoir follows an unexceptional man in an exceptional time. We see our present-day pandemic world and New York City through the eyes of a former Wall Street veteran, Ridley, as he, in his enforced quarantined solitude, looks back upon his life. He examines his wins, his failures, the gnawing questions-his career, his divorce, his estranged daughter-and wonders what it all means and who he really is. Sitting and brooding night after night, gazing out his huge picture window high above the Central Park Reservoir, Ridley spots a flashing light in an apartment across the park as if a lonely quarantined person is signaling him in Morse code. His determination to find out who this mystery woman is, this fellow quarantine damsel in distress trapped in her own Fifth Avenue tower, leads him on an epic quest that will ultimately tempt him with either delusional madness or the fulfillment of his own mythic fate. Is he a dying man going mad or an everyman metamorphosing into a hero? Or both? We accompany Ridley as he leaves the safety of his apartment window to save the Fifth Avenue femme fatale and descends into a dangerous, increasingly surreal world of global conspiracies, madness, and sickness of this viral time; beyond that, into the enduring mysteries of love and fatherhood; and deeper still, into the bedrock mystery of life itself. As Ridley’s actions grow more and more uncharacteristic, he realizes the key to all the mysteries of now, and even all of history, seem to lie deep beneath the freezing waters of the reservoir. The Reservoir is a twisted rom-com for our distanced time, when the merest touch could kill and conspiracy theories propagate like viruses-a contemporary union of Death in Venice, Rear Window, and The Plague”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.       

LB           13964    JUST HAVEN’T MET YOU YET        COUSENS, SOPHIE          

Hopeless romantic and lifestyle reporter Laura’s business trip to the Channel Islands isn’t off to a great start. After an embarrassing encounter with the most attractive man she’s ever seen in real life, she arrives at her hotel and realizes she’s grabbed the wrong suitcase from the airport. Some descriptions of sex. 2021.          

LB           13970    SISTERS OF NIGHT AND FOG        ROBUCK, ERIKA

“A heart-stopping new novel, based on the extraordinary true stories of an American socialite and a British secret agent whose stunning acts of courage collide in the darkest hours of WWII, from the bestselling author of The Invisible Woman. Two women, two countries. Nothing in common but a call to resist. 1940. In a world newly burning with war, and in spite of her American family’s wishes, Virginia decides to stay in occupied France with her French husband. She’s sure that if they keep their heads down they’ll make it through. But as the call to resist the enemy grows around her, Virginia must decide if she’s willing to risk everything to help those in need. Nineteen-year-old Violette is a crack shot with an unquenchable spirit of adventure, and she’s desperate to fight the Nazis however she can. When her mother sends her to find an exiled soldier, Violette meets the man who will change her life. Then tragedy strikes, and Britain’s clandestine war organization-the Special Operations Executive-learns of Violette’s dual citizenship and adept firearm handling and starts to recruit her. But Violette is no stranger to loss and must decide whether the cost of defiance is too great a price to pay. Set across the European theater of WWII, Sisters of Night and Fog tells the story of two women whose clandestine deeds come to a staggering halt when they are brought together at Ravensbrück concentration camp. A striking reminder of how deeply we are all connected, which forces us to ask, “Could I have done what they did?””– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13971    SELFLESS ACT OF BREATHING: A NOVEL                  BOLA, JOUJOU, 1986-    

Michael Kabongo is a British-Congolese teacher living in London when one day he suffers a devastating loss, and his life is thrown into a tailspin. As he struggles to find a way forward, Michael spontaneously decides to go to America and become someone new, living the life of his dreams–until his money runs out. Unrated. 2021.              

LB           13972    LAST THING HE TOLD ME              DAVE, LAURA    

Before he disappears, Hannah’s husband of one year, Owen, smuggles a note to her, asking her to protect his sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey, who refuses to have anything to do with Hannah. They soon realize that Owen is not who he says he is and Bailey holds the key. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13974    HANDBOOK FOR HOMICIDE         BARRETT, LORNA            

Bookshop owner Tricia Miles was not expecting to return from vacation to a Navy veteran found dead behind her store, nor was she expecting her assistant manager Pixie to be wrongfully accused of the murder. Armed with a single clue, Tricia must investigate before Pixie is sunk. Unrated. 2020.

LB           13977    CLIVE CUSSLER’S DARK VECTOR: A NOVEL FROM THE NUMA FILES              BROWN, GRAHAM, 1969-

“Kurt Austin must find a vanished ship and stave off a global catastrophe in the latest novel in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series created by the “grand master of adventure” Clive Cussler. A freighter carrying top-secret computers of unparalleled capability disappears in the Western Pacific. While searching for a lost treasure that once belonged to the famous Chinese pirate queen, Ching Shih, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are redirected to look for the missing vessel. Discovering that the sinking of the ship is just part of an intricate web of deception, they find themselves in the middle of a cyber-war between rival groups of hackers, both of whom want to control the flow of data around the world. With no allies except a group of pirates who operate under their own crude laws, Kurt and Joe must rescue a colleague held hostage–while keeping the computers out of Russian or Chinese hands and the world’s digital information safe from the hackers.” — Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022. Variant title: Dark vector. Related names:  Cussler, Clive, creator.

LB           13980    LETTER FROM BRIARTON PARK: A NOVEL              LADD, SARAH E.

“In Regency England, one letter will alter a young woman’s fate when it summons her to Briarton Park-an ancient place that holds the secrets of her past and the keys to her future”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.           

LB           13982    DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE RED HOT POKER       ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG

“It’s Labor Day weekend, 1935, and members of the Darling Dahlias–the garden club in little Darling, Alabama–are trying to keep their cool at the end of a sizzling summer. This isn’t easy, though, since there’s a firebug on the loose in Darling. He–or she!–strikes without apparent rhyme or reason, and things have gotten to the point where nobody feels safe. What’s more, a dangerous hurricane is poised to hurl itself in Darling’s direction, while a hurricane of a different sort is making a whirlwind campaign stop: the much-loved-much-hated senator from Louisiana, Huey P. Long, whom President Roosevelt calls the ‘most dangerous man in America'”–Publisher marketing. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13985    RETURN OF THE PHARAOH: FROM THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN H. WATSON, M.D.          MEYER, NICHOLAS, 1945-             

“In Nicholas Meyer’s The Return of the Pharaoh, Sherlock Holmes returns in an adventure that takes him to Egypt in search of a missing nobleman, a previously undiscovered pharaoh’s tomb, and a conspiracy that threatens his very life. With his international bestseller, The Seven Per Cent Solution, Nicholas Meyer brought to light a previously unpublished case of Sherlock Holmes that reinvigorated the world’s interest in the first consulting detective. Now, many years later, Meyer is given exclusive access to Dr. Watson’s unpublished journal, wherein he details a previously unknown case. In 1910, Dr. John Watson travels to Egypt with his wife Juliet. Her tuberculosis has returned and her doctor recommends a stay at a sanitarium in a dry climate. But while his wife undergoes treatment, Dr. Watson bumps into an old friend–Sherlock Holmes, in disguise and on a case. An English Duke with a penchant for Egyptology has disappeared, leading to enquiries from his wife and the Home Office. Holmes has discovered that the missing duke has indeed vanished from his lavish rooms in Cairo and that he was on the trail of a previous undiscovered and unopened tomb. And that he’s only the latest Egyptologist to die or disappear under odd circumstances. With the help of Howard Carter, Holmes and Watson are on the trail of something much bigger, more important, and more sinister than an errant lord”– Provided by publisher. 2022.

LB           13976    BOARDWALK BOOKSHOP             MALLERY, SUSAN            

“When fate brings three strangers to a charming space for lease on the California coast, the Boardwalk Bookshop is born. Part bookstore, part gift shop, part bakery, it’s a dream come true for Bree, Mikki and Ashley. But while their business is thriving, their personal lives are… not. Bree, wounded by brilliant but cold parents and her late husband’s ultimate betrayal, has sworn to protect her heart at all costs. Even from Ashley’s brother, a writer and adventurer who has inspired millions. He’s the first man to see past Bree’s barricades to her true self, which terrifies her. Mikki has this divorce thing all figured out–somehow, she’s stayed friends with her ex and her in-laws… until a new man changes how everyone looks at her, and how she sees herself. Meanwhile, Ashley discovers that the love of her life never intends to marry. Can she live without being a wife if it means she can have everything else she’s ever wanted? At sunset every Friday on the beach in front of the Boardwalk Bookshop, the three friends share a champagne toast. As their bond grows closer, they challenge one another to become the best versions of themselves in this heartachingly beautiful story of friendship, sisterhood and the transformative power of love.” — Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.    

LB           13978    LATECOMER       KORELITZ, JEAN HANFF, 1961-    

“The Latecomer follows the story of the wealthy, New York City-based Oppenheimer family, from the first meeting of parents Salo and Johanna, under tragic circumstances, to their triplets born during the early days of IVF. As children, the three siblings–Harrison, Lewyn, and Sally–feel no strong familial bond and cannot wait to go their separate ways, even as their father becomes more distanced and their mother more desperate. When the triplets leave for college, Johanna, faced with being truly alone, makes the decision to have a fourth child. What role will the “latecomer” play in this fractured family? A complex novel that builds slowly and deliberately, The Latecomer touches on the topics of grief and guilt, generational trauma, privilege and race, traditions and religion, and family dynamics. It is a profound and witty family story from an accomplished author, known for the depth of her character studies, expertly woven storylines, and plot twists.” — Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13979    LIFE WITHOUT CHILDREN: STORIES           DOYLE, RODDY, 1958-    

“Love and marriage. Children and family. Death and grief. Life touches everyone the same. But living under lockdown, it changes us alone. In these ten beautifully moving short stories written mostly over the last year, Booker Prize winner Roddy Doyle paints a collective portrait of our strange times. A man abroad wanders the stag-and-hen-strewn streets of Newcastle, as news of the virus at home asks him to question his next move. An exhausted nurse struggles to let go, having lost a much-loved patient in isolation. A middle-aged son, barred from his mother’s funeral, wakes to an oncoming hangover of regret. Told with Doyle’s signature warmth, wit, and extraordinary eye for the richness that underpins the quiet of our lives, Life Without Children cuts to the heart of how we are all navigating loss, loneliness, and the shifting of history underneath our feet.” — Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.              

LB           13981    GIRL IN THE PAINTING   COOPER, TEA    

“Ranging from the gritty reality of the Australian goldfields to the grand institutions of Sydney, the bucolic English countryside to the charm of Maitland Town, this compelling historical mystery in the company of an eccentric and original heroine is rich with atmosphere and detail”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13983    READER, I BURIED THEM AND OTHER STORIES                    

“More than fifty years ago, Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Peter Lovesey published a short story in an anthology. That short story caught the eye of the great Ruth Rendell, whose praise ignited Lovesey’s lifelong passion for short form crime fiction. On the occasion of his hundredth short story, Peter Lovesey has assembled this devilishly clever collection, fifteen yarns of mystery, melancholy, and mischief, inhabiting such deadly settings as a theater, a monastery, and the book publishing industry. The collection includes that first story that launched his story-writing career as well as three new stories exclusive to this volume. In addition, Lovesey fans will delight in a personal essay by the author about the historical inspirations for his creation-and in an appearance by the irascible Bath detective Peter Diamond, who has, in the author’s words, “bulldozed his way” into this collection”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13984    VIEW FROM CORAL COVE             CLIPSTON, AMY

“When a jilted romance novelist returns to the small beach town she once loved, she discovers not only inspiration but also a romance to call her own.”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.       

LB           13993    AMISH BRIDE     LAUER, ROSALIND           

For Sam Lapp, every day spent working on his family’s dairy farm is a reminder of Gott’s bounty and goodness. And he’s found the person he wants to share that life with. Sam remembers the exact moment he stopped seeing Sadie Beiler as just his sister’s best friend, and saw instead the graceful, loving woman she’s become. If only he had seen it before Sadie began courting someone else… When Sadie first caught the eye of a handsome auctioneer, she felt blessed, hopeful that marriage would provide an escape from her troubled home. But as months stretched on without a proposal, Sadie discovers a worrying new side to her beau-and a growing kinship with Sam. Thoughtful, hardworking, kind to his visiting English cousins and to her, Sam shows Sadie that real love is just a stone’s throw away. But when an unexpected obstacle forces a separation between them, can steadfast faith make Sadie an Amish bride at last? Unrated. 2022.      

LB           13986    6:20 MAN: A THRILLER   BALDACCI, DAVID           

Every day without fail, Travis Devine puts on a cheap suit, grabs his faux-leather briefcase, and boards the 6:20 commuter train to Manhattan, where he works as an entry-level analyst at the city’s most prestigious investment firm. In the mornings, he gazes out the train window at the lavish homes of the uberwealthy, dreaming about joining their ranks. In the evenings, he listens to the fiscal news on his phone, already preparing for the next grueling day in the cutthroat realm of finance. Then one morning Devine’s tedious routine is shattered by an anonymous email: She is dead. Sara Ewes, Devine’s coworker and former girlfriend, has been found hanging in a storage room of his office building–presumably a suicide, at least for now–prompting the NYPD to come calling on him. If that wasn’t enough, before the day is out, Devine receives another ominous visit, a confrontation that threatens to dredge up grim secrets from his past in the army unless he participates in a clandestine investigation into his firm. This treacherous role will take him from the impossibly glittering lives he once saw only through a train window, to the darkest corners of the country’s economic halls of power… where something rotten lurks. And apart from this high-stakes conspiracy, there’s a killer out there with their own agenda, and Devine is the bull’s-eye. Unrated. Bestseller. 2022. 

LB           13987    LOVING LOVINA               JOHNS, PATRICIA (ROMANCE WRITER)   

“Waking in the hospital after a car accident, Lovina Yoder doesn’t remember the Amish family who claim her as their own–or the man who says he’s her fiancé. Thoughtful and handsome, Johannes Miller clearly cares for her, and Lovina longs to recall the walks and buggy rides he describes, and the plans they once made. Life in the Amish community seems full of joy, faith, and warmth. And yet, Lovina senses there is something more in her past, just beyond her grasp…” — Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.              

LB           13989    MEANT TO BE    GIFFIN, EMILY   

“The Kingsley family is American royalty, beloved for their military heroics, political service, and unmatched elegance. In 1967, after Joseph S. Kingsley, Jr. is killed in a tragic accident, his charismatic son inherits the weight of that legacy. But Joe III is a free spirit–and a little bit reckless. Despite his best intentions, he has trouble meeting the expectations of a nation, as well as those of his exacting mother, Dottie. Meanwhile, no one ever expected anything of Cate Cooper. She, too, grew up fatherless–and after her mother marries an abusive man, she is forced to fend for herself. After being discovered by a model scout at age sixteen, Cate decides that her looks may be her only ticket out of the cycle of disappointment that her mother has always inhabited. Before too long, Cate’s face is in magazines and on billboards. Yet she feels like a fraud, faking it in a world to which she’s never truly belonged. When Joe and Cate unexpectedly cross paths one afternoon, their connection is instant and intense. But can their relationship survive the glare of the spotlight and the so-called Kingsley curse? In a beautifully written novel that captures a gilded moment in American history, Emily Giffin tells the story of two people searching for belonging and identity, as well as the answer to the question: Are certain love stories meant to be?” — Provided by publisher. Unrated. Bestseller. 2022.

LB           13990    CHILDREN ON THE HILL  MCMAHON, JENNIFER, 1968-    

“1978: At her renowned treatment center in picturesque Vermont, the brilliant psychiatrist, Dr. Helen Hildreth, is acclaimed for her compassionate work with the mentally ill. But when she’s home with her cherished grandchildren, Vi and Eric, she’s just Gran–teaching them how to take care of their pets, preparing them home-cooked meals, providing them with care and attention and love. Then one day Gran brings home a child to stay with the family–Iris–silent, hollow-eyed, skittish, and feral–does not behave like a normal girl. Still, Violet is thrilled to have a new playmate. She and Eric invite Iris to join their Monster Club, where they catalogue all kinds of monsters and dream up ways to defeat them. Before long, Iris begins to come out of her shell. She and Vi and Eric do everything together: ride their bicycles, go to the drive-in, meet at their clubhouse in secret to hunt monsters. Because, as Vi explains, monsters are everywhere. 2019: Lizzy Shelley, the host of the popular podcast Monsters Among Us, is traveling to Vermont, where a young girl has been abducted, and a monster sighting has the town in an uproar. She’s determined to hunt it down, because Lizzy knows better than anyone that monsters are real–and one of them is her very own sister.” — Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.    

LB           13991    NIGHTWORK      ROBERTS, NORA              

“Harry Booth started stealing at nine to keep a roof over his ailing mother’s head, slipping into luxurious, empty homes at night to find items he could trade for precious cash. When his mother finally succumbed to cancer, he left Chicago–but kept up his nightwork. Wandering from the Outer Banks to Savannah to New Orleans, he dons new identities and stays careful, observant, distant. He can’t afford to attract attention–or get attached. Still, he can’t help letting his guard down when he meets Miranda Emerson. But the powerful bond between them cannot last–because not all thieves follow Harry’s code of honor. Some pay others to take risks so they can hoard more treasures. Some are driven by a desire to own people the way they own paintings and jewels. And after Harry takes a lucrative job commissioned by Carter LaPorte, LaPorte sees a tool he can use, and decides he wants to own Harry. The man is a predator more frightening than the alligators that haunt the bayou–and when he strongarms Harry into robbing a Baltimore museum, Harry abandons Miranda–cruelly, with no explanation–and disappears. But no matter what name he uses or where he goes, LaPorte casts a shadow over Harry’s life. To truly free himself, he must face down his enemy once and for all. Only then can he hope to possess something more valuable than anything he has ever stolen…” — Provided by publisher. Unrated. Bestseller. 2022.

LB           13992    WEDDING CRASHER        SOSA, MIA         

Crashing the wedding of complete strangers who don’t belong together, Solange agrees to be the former groom’s pretend girlfriend to make up for her interference. As they fake date for the benefit of his colleagues, they form an undeniable connection. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13998    EVERY CLOAK ROLLED IN BLOOD                BURKE, JAMES LEE, 1936-             

“Novelist Aaron Holland Broussard is shattered when his daughter Fannie Mae dies suddenly. As he tries to honor her memory by saving two young men from a life of crime amid their opioid-ravaged community, he is drawn into a network of villainy that includes a violent former Klansman, a far-from-holy minister, a biker club posing as evangelicals, and a murderer who has been hiding in plain sight. Aaron’s only ally is state police officer Ruby Spotted Horse, a no-nonsense woman who harbors some powerful secrets in her cellar. Despite the air of mystery surrounding her, Ruby is the only one Aaron can trust. That is, until the ghost of Fannie Mae shows up, guiding her father through a tangled web of the present and past and helping him vanquish his foes from both this world and the next. Drawn from James Lee Burke’s own life experiences, Every Cloak Rolled in Blood is a devastating exploration of the nature of good and evil and a deeply moving story about the power of love and family.” — Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.

LB           14000    TOM CLANCY: ZERO HOUR           BENTLEY, DON  

When the leader of North Korea is catastrophically injured, his incapacitation inadvertently triggers a “dead-man’s switch,” activating an army of sleeper agents in South Korea and precipitating a struggle for succession. Jack Ryan, Jr. is in Seoul to interview a potential addition to the Campus. But his benign trip takes a deadly turn when a wave of violence perpetrated by North Korean operatives grips South Korea’s capital. A mysterious voice from North Korea offers Jack a way to stop the peninsula’s rush to war, but her price may be more than he can afford to pay. Unrated. Bestseller. 2022.              

LB           13997    TRACY FLICK CAN’T WIN                PERROTTA, TOM, 1961- 

“Tracy Flick is back and, once again, the iconic protagonist of Tom Perrotta’s Election–and Reese Witherspoon’s character from the classic movie adaptation–is determined to take high school politics by storm. Tracy Flick is a hardworking assistant principal at a public high school in suburban New Jersey. Still ambitious but feeling a little stuck and underappreciated in midlife, Tracy gets a jolt of good news when the longtime principal, Jack Weede, abruptly announces his retirement, creating a rare opportunity for Tracy to ascend to the top job. Energized by the prospect of her long-overdue promotion, Tracy throws herself into her work with renewed zeal, determined to prove her worth to the students, faculty, and School Board, while also managing her personal life–a ten-year-old daughter, a needy doctor boyfriend, and a burgeoning meditation practice. But nothing ever comes easily to Tracy Flick, no matter how diligent or qualified she happens to be. Among her many other responsibilities, Tracy is enlisted to serve on the Selection Committee for the brand-new Green Meadow High School Hall of Fame. Her male colleagues determination to honor Vito Falcone–a star quarterback of dubious character who had a brief, undistinguished career in the NFL–triggers bad memories for Tracy, and leads her to troubling reflections about the trajectory of her own life and the forces that have left her feeling thwarted and disappointed, unable to fulfill her true potential. As she broods on the past, Tracy becomes aware of storm clouds brewing in the present. Is she really a shoo-in for the principal job? Is the Superintendent plotting against her? Why is the School Board President’s wife trying so hard to be her friend? And why can’t she ever get what she deserves?” — Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13999    LITTLE    CAREY, EDWARD, 1970-

France, 18th century. Anne Marie Grosholtz, born in a small village, apprentices with a wax sculptor who takes her to Paris. She catches the attention of the king and queen, becomes embroiled in the French Revolution, and emerges as Madame Tussaud. Some violence. 2018.

LB           14002    IN THE FACE OF THE SUN: A NOVEL          BRYCE, DENNY S.             

1928, Los Angeles: The newly-built Hotel Somerville, a hotspot for the city’s African-American elite, embodies prosperity and dreams of equality for all. Daisy Washington, an up-and-coming journalist, chronicles behind-the-scenes Hollywood scandals in order to save her family from poverty. But even the most determined young woman can play too many secrets too far. 1968, Chicago: Frankie Saunders is fleeing across America to escape from an abusive husband. She finds refuge with her reckless, profane Aunt Daisy. But even in LA Frankie finds there is no hiding from long-held secrets–or her own surprising strength. Both women must come to grips with what they need, what they have left behind– and all that lies ahead. Unrated. 2022.               

LB           14004    MYSTERIOUS BOOKSHOP PRESENTS THE BEST MYSTERY STORIES OF THE YEAR: 2021          CHILD, LEE               

“Under the auspices of New York City’s legendary mystery fiction specialty bookstore, The Mysterious Bookshop, and aided by Edgar Award-winning anthologist Otto Penzler, international bestseller Lee Child has selected the twenty most suspenseful, most confounding, and most mysterious short stories from the past year, collected now in one entertaining volume.”–Amazon. Unrated. 2022. Variant title: At head of title : The Mysterious Bookshop presents.

LB           14015    FOREVER HIDDEN             PETERSON, TRACIE         

When her grandfather’s health begins to decline, Havyn is determined to keep her family together. But everyone has secrets–including John, the hired stranger who recently arrived on their farm. To help out Havyn starts singing at a local roadhouse–but dangerous eyes grow jealous as she and John grow closer. Will they realize the peril before it is too late? Unrated. 2020.

LB           14016    AMISH HOMECOMING      LAUER, ROSALIND      

Essie Lapp’s birthday is doubly blessed. There’s a delicious meal to savor with her family, and the sweet gift of time spent with her beau, Harlan. Over two years they’ve forged a bond as strong and hopeful as a tree reaching for the sky. To practical-minded Essie, there’s comfort in knowing exactly what her future will bring. Yet Gott has his plan, and it soon turns her family’s world upside down… Essie’s widowed English uncle has brought his troubled teenage daughters back to their mother’s Amish community, convinced it’s the fresh start they need. Essie strives to welcome her cousins, but adapting to plain living won’t be easy, even if the rewards are great. As cultures clash and hearts collide, Essie feels the first stirrings of doubt about Harlan’s commitment to her. Yet as the seasons change, and the heat of summer gives way to crisp, ripe autumn, this homecoming might mean a bountiful beginning… Unrated. 2022.               

LB           14014    SECRET STEALERS: A NOVEL         HEALEY, JANE (FREELANCE JOURNALIST)

When she is recruited into the Office of Strategic Services by a family friend, young widow and brilliant French teacher Anna Cavanaugh risks everything to help liberate France from the shadows of occupation and free herself from the shadows of her former life. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2021.

LB           14017    PASSING              LARSEN, NELLA 

“Light-skinned Clare Kendry married a racist white man unaware of her African American heritage after deciding to ‘pass’ as a white woman. Clare’s childhood friend, Irene Redfield, just as light-skinned, chose to remain within the African American community, and is both allured and repelled by Clare’s racial masquerade. Clare’s own interest in Irene turns into a homoerotic longing for the identity she abandoned and can never regain, and forces her to grapple with her decisions in a way that is both tragic and telling. First published in 1929, Passing feels just as timely as ever today.” 2022.

LB           14006    CHRISTMAS CUPCAKE MURDER     FLUKE, JOANNE, 1943-               

As December turns Lake Eden into the North Pole, the heat is on in Hannah Swensen’s kitchen to honor two Christmas promises: baking irresistible holiday cupcakes and preventing a person who attempted murder from succeeding the second time around! Includes recipes. 2020.       

LB           14007    DEADLY DELETION           BARRETT, LORNA            

Bookstore owner Tricia Miles receives two marriage proposals, but one of the candidates is soon killed in a hit-and-run attack. Later, while taking her sister’s dog out for a walk, Tricia is almost hit by the same vehicle. It turns out the murdered proposer was in the witness protection program. Unrated. 2021.

LB           14011    COURTING CALEB            LONG, KELLY      

“When her advertisement for a groom is answered by two men, Abigail Mast, the local potter of Blackberry Falls, decides to court them both to discover which man is most suited to be her husband, hoping to make the right decision with both her head and her heart.”–Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.          

LB           14005    BLACK CLOUD RISING     WRIGHT FALADE, DAVID, 1964- 

“By fall of 1863, Union forces had taken control of Tidewater Virginia and established a toehold in eastern North Carolina, including along the Outer Banks. Thousands of freed slaves and runaways flooded the Union lines, but Confederate irregulars still roamed the region. In December, the newly formed African Brigade, a unit of these former slaves led by General Edward Augustus Wild-a one-armed, impassioned abolitionist-set out from Portsmouth to hunt down the rebel guerillas and extinguish the threat. From this little-known historical episode comes Black Cloud Rising, a dramatic, moving account of these soldiers-men who only weeks earlier had been enslaved, but were now Union infantrymen setting out to fight their former owners. At the heart of the narrative is Sergeant Richard Etheridge, the son of a slave and her master, raised with some privileges but constantly reminded of his place. Deeply conflicted about his past, Richard is eager to show himself to be a credit to his race. As the African Brigade conducts raids through the areas occupied by the Confederate Partisan Rangers, he and his comrades recognize that they are fighting for more than territory. Wild’s mission is to prove that his troops can be trusted as soldiers in combat. And because many of the men have fled from the very plantations in their path, each raid is also an opportunity to free loved ones left behind. For Richard, this means the possibility of reuniting with Fanny, the woman he hopes to marry one day. With powerful depictions of the bonds formed between fighting men and heartrending scenes of sacrifice and courage, Black Cloud Rising offers a compelling and nuanced portrait of enslaved men and women crossing the threshold to freedom”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.  

LB           14008    HELL-BENDER FROM TEXAS          MARTIN, CHUCK              

When Charlie Starr, owner of the Star-in-the-Box ranch, was accused of murder and robbery, nobody was more indignant than his foreman, “Gospel” Cummings (so-called because of his addiction to the Bible –and strong whiskey!). Unrated. 2022.           

LB           14010    WOMAN OF ENDURANCE             LLANOS-FIGUEROA, DAHLMA    

“A groundbreaking historical novel from a heralded author that explores the seldom discussed Puerto Rican Atlantic Slave Trade. At a time when importing humans from Africa had been prohibited by the Spanish Crown, Pola and other slave women provide their master with babies who are immediately taken away and sold on the auction block. Her serial rapes by a number of men are routine and often provided entertainment for the master and his friends. Understandably she grows into an angry, distrustful and combative woman who lives life in survival mode at all times. After repeated attempts at escape and having been beaten almost to death, she is sent to a new plantation owner as payment of a gambling debt. Pola’s life in the second plantation is much more bearable than her past experience. In this new hacienda, she is taken in by a supportive group of other enslaved black women. Within the confines of this enslaved community, she encounters a wide variety of people and situations that are new to her. Cautious and still hostile, she begins to find her way this new environment and the people in it, leading to conflicting feelings and much soul-searching. Among the people she meets is a Chachita, a young woman who becomes a surrogate daughter to her, and Simon, a man who, amazingly, takes nothing from her and offers her a hand in friendship. Her physical and emotional wounds begin to heal as she finds more freedom of movement and emotional support than she has known since captivity. Ultimately, she begins to reconcile her brutal past with a more nurturing present in which she allows herself to trust and love again”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.  

LB           13684    MAN WHO DIED TWICE: A THURSDAY MURDER CLUB MYSTERY   OSMAN, RICHARD, 1970-

Elizabeth, Joyce, Ron, and Ibrahim, from The Thursday Murder Club (DB 100981), are hoping for peace in their posh retirement village. But an unexpected visitor, an old friend of Elizabeth, arrives, desperate for help. Accused of stealing diamonds, he’s on the run. Then a body is found. Some violence and some strong language. 2021.

LB           13720    SHADOWS OF PECAN HOLLOW   FROST, CAROLINE           

It was 1970 when thirteen-year-old runaway Kit Walker was abducted by Manny Romero, a smooth-talking, low-level criminal, who first coddled her and then groomed her into his partner-in-crime. Before long, Kit and Manny were infamous for their string of gas station robberies throughout Texas, making a name for themselves as the Texaco Twosome. Fourteen years later, Kit has scraped together a life for herself and her daughter amongst the pecan trees and muddy creeks of the town of Pecan Hollow, far from Manny. But when he shows up at her doorstep a new man, fresh out of prison, Kit’s profound and twisted attachment to him compels her to let him in. Immediately, Kit is forced to reckon with the shadows of her past, and her community is sent into a tailspin. Unrated. 2022.              

LB           13688    MURDER UNDER HER SKIN: A PENTECOST AND PARKER MYSTERY               SPOTSWOOD, STEPHEN

When someone stabs the Amazing Tattooed Woman in the back, Willowjean “Will” Parker’s former knife-throwing mentor is picked up for the crime. Will enlists the help of her boss, private detective Lillian Pentecost, to find the real killer. The two must uncover the reality behind the lies. Unrated. 2021.  

LB           13713    MEMPHIS            STRINGFELLOW, TARA M.            

In the summer of 1995, ten-year-old Joan, her mother, and her younger sister flee her father’s violence to the only place they have left: her mother’s ancestral home in Memphis. Half a century ago, Joan’s grandfather built this majestic house for her grandmother–only to be lynched, days after becoming the first Black detective in Memphis. Unrated. 2022. 

LB           13722    MERCY STREET: A NOVEL              HAIGH, JENNIFER, 1968-               

Claudia is a counselor at Mercy Street, a women’s clinic. She knows her work is important, but she is stressed by the daily antiabortion protests. Her stress relief comes from visits to her pot dealer, Timmy. Another of Timmy’s customers is Anthony, who has been taking pictures of women entering Mercy Street. Unrated. 2022.     

LB           13692    PIRANESI             CLARKE, SUSANNA        

Piranesi’s house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, and an ocean is imprisoned within its walls. He shares the house with the Other, who asks Piranesi for help but hides his true intentions. Strong language. 2020.

LB           13715    MOON WITCH, SPIDER KING           JAMES, MARLON, 1970-           

Ancient witch Sogolon gives her own account of her search for the mysterious boy from Black Leopard, Red Wolf (DB 93771). She also reflects on a century-long feud she’s had with the Aesi, chancellor to the king. Unrated. 2022.    

LB           13712    MAYFAIR BOOKSHOP     KNIGHT, ELIZA  

1938: She was one of the six sparkling Mitford sisters, known for her stinging quips, stylish dress, and bright green eyes. But Nancy Mitford’s seemingly sparkling life was really one of turmoil: with a perpetually unfaithful and broke husband, two Nazi sympathizer sisters, and her hopes of motherhood dashed forever. With war imminent, Nancy finds respite by taking a job at the Heywood Hill Bookshop in Mayfair, hoping to make ends meet, and discovers a new life. Unrated. 2022.         

LB           13696    POSTMISTRESS OF PARIS: A NOVEL           CLAYTON, MEG WAITE  

For wealthy, beautiful Nanée, learning to fly is freedom. When German tanks roll into Paris, Nanée joins the resistance. Known as the Postmistress because she delivers information to those in hiding, Nanée uses her charms and skill to house the hunted and deliver them to safety. Unrated. 2021.        

LB           13752    MIRROR MAN    KEPLER, LARS    

In the latest installment of the Killer Instinct series, seventeen-year-old Jenny is abducted in broad daylight and taken to a dilapidated, isolated house where she is chained and caged along with several other girls. Their captor is unpredictable, and as wily as he is cruel: he foils every one of their desperate attempts to escape…and once caught they rarely survive their punishment. Five years later, Jenny is found dead in a public park, and the police are scrambling to find a lead among the scant evidence. But Detective Joona Linna realizes that this murder has an eerie connection to a death that was declared a suicide years before. Unrated. 2022. Related names: Menzies, Alice, translator.

LB           13687    LIGHTNING ROD: A ZIG & NOLA NOVEL   MELTZER, BRAD

When Archie Mint is killed while trying to stop a robbery in his own home, his secret criminal life comes to light. Mortician “Zig” Zigarowski discovers more secrets while preparing Mint’s body, including ties to a top secret military unit and artist Nola Brown. As he tries to follow Nola’s trail, even more sinister secrets are revealed. Unrated. Bestseller. 2022.              

LB           13698    SENTENCE: A NOVEL       ERDRICH, LOUISE            

After her release from prison, Tookie takes a job at a Minneapolis bookstore. The store is haunted by the ghost of Flora, a former customer who had a habit of claiming Native American heritage. Tookie must solve the mystery of this haunting while Minneapolis endures a year of upheaval. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2021.

LB           13681    PERSONAL LIBRARIAN    BENEDICT, MARIE           

In 1906, Belle da Costa Greene was hired by J. P. Morgan to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, books, and artwork for his newly built Pierpont Morgan Library. Belle becomes a fixture in New York City society, but she is African American passing as white. Some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2021. Related names:  Murray, Victoria Christopher, author.      

LB           13747    OUR COUNTRY FRIENDS: A NOVEL            SHTEYNGART, GARY, 1972-          

In March 2020, a group of friends and friends-of-friends gathers in a country house in upstate New York to wait out the pandemic. Over the next few months new bonds of friendship and love will take hold, while old betrayals will emerge. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13745    SEASONAL WORK: STORIES          LIPPMAN, LAURA, 1959-               

In the never-before-published “Just One More,” a married couple–longing for that old romantic spark–creates a playful diversion that comes with unexpected consequences. Lippman’s beloved Baltimore PI Tess Monaghan keeps a watchful eye on a criminally resourceful single father in “Seasonal Work,” while her mother, Judith, realizes that the life of “The Everyday Housewife” is an excellent cover for all kinds of secrets. In “Slow Burner,” a husband’s secret cell phone proves to be a dicey temptation for a suspicious wife. A father’s hidden past piques the curiosity of a young snoop in “The Last of Sheila-Locke Holmes.” Unrated. 2022.         

LB           13674    DIAMOND EYE                   QUINN, KATE     Kiev, 1937.

Bookish history student Mila Pavlichenko organizes her life around her library job and her young son–but Hitler’s invasion sends her on a different path. Given a rifle and sent to join the fight, Mila becomes a deadly sniper–a lethal hunter of Nazis known as Lady Death. Unrated. Bestseller. 2022.

LB           13677    CRIMINAL MISCHIEF       WOODS, STUART             

After traversing the East Coast, attorney Stone Barrington is looking forward to some down time in his Manhattan home. But when an acquaintance alerts him to a suspicious plot, Stone can’t let it go. He’s soon traveling internationally to track down the mastermind. Unrated. 2021.    

LB           13685    LOST AND FOUND IN PARIS         DOLAN, LIAN     

Joan Blakely had an unconventional childhood: the daughter of a globe-trotting supermodel and a world-famous artist. Her artist father died on 9/11, and Joan–an art historian by training–has spent more than a decade maintaining his legacy. Life in the art world is beginning to wear on her–and then one fateful afternoon her husband drops a bombshell: he’s fathered twins with another woman. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13746    NOTHING TO LOSE           JANCE, JUDITH A.            

Twenty years after he lost his partner Susan to her husband’s murderous rage, Beau is drawn into a missing persons case when Susan’s son needs his help, becoming tangled in a web of family secrets where a killer with nothing left to lose waits to take another life. Unrated. 2022.    

LB           13663    BEASTS OF A LITTLE LAND             KIM, JUHEA       

Japanese-occupied Korea, 1917. Jade is sold by her family to Miss Silver’s courtesan school. When she befriends an orphan boy named JungHo, who scrapes together a living begging on the streets of Seoul, they form a deep friendship that impacts the course of the next fifty years of their lives. Unrated. 2021.           

LB           13753 WIFE UPSTAIRS   HAWKINS, RACHEL, 1979-            

In this modern retelling of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre (DB 10886), Jane is newly arrived in Birmingham, Alabama and working as a dog-walker in a fancy gated community. She feels like an outsider until she meets handsome widower Eddie Rochester. Unrated. 2021.              

LB           13675    CLIVE CUSSLER’S THE DEVIL’S SEA             CUSSLER, DIRK  

In 1959, a treasured Buddhist artifact was lost to history. Sixty years later, NUMA Director Dirk Pitt discovers a forgotten plane crash in the Philippine sea. While exploring the crash, Dirk and Al Giordino are ordered to recover a missile that others are after as well. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13679    CLASS ACT           WOODS, STUART             

An old client reaches out for help after Stone Barrington returns to New York City from Maine. A feud long thought dead has reemerged, and reputations and money are on the line. As Stone investigates, he makes a new acquaintance–who has secrets. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2021.       

LB           13678    CLAWS FOR CONCERN: A CAT IN THE STACKS MYSTERY                   JAMES, MIRANDA           

Jack is bugging Charlie to be in his latest true-crime book. Charlie prefers helping an elderly man navigate the library’s genealogical database–especially when he learns that his search is about a member of Charlie’s family. But Jack is certain that the researcher was involved in a shocking homicide. 2018.   

LB           13667    ARCTIC STORM RISING: A NICK FLYNN NOVEL      BROWN, DALE, 1956-     

After a CIA covert mission goes badly awry, U.S. Air Force intelligence officer Nicholas Flynn is exiled to guard a remote radar post along Alaska’s Arctic frontier. This dead-end assignment is designed to put his career permanently on ice, but Flynn’s not the type to fade quietly into obscurity… Unrated. 2021.

LB           13686    LONG WEEKEND               MACMILLAN, GILLY        

By the time you read this, I’ll have killed one of your husbands. In an isolated retreat, deep in the Northumbria moors, three women arrive for a weekend getaway. Their husbands will be joining them in the morning. Or so they think. But when they get to Dark Fell Barn, the women find a devastating note that claims one of their husbands has been murdered. Unrated. 2022.           

LB           13672    22 SECONDS       PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer has guns on her mind. There’s buzz of a last-ditch shipment of drugs and weapons crossing the Mexican border ahead of new restrictive gun laws. Before Lindsay can act, her top informant tips her to a case that hits disturbingly close to home. Former cops. Professional hits. All with the same warning scrawled on their bodies: you talk, you die. Now it’s Lindsay’s turn to choose. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2022. Related names: Paetro, Maxine, author.

LB           13711    SWIMMERS: A NOVEL    OTSUKA, JULIE, 1962-    

The swimmers are unknown to one another except through their private routines (slow lane, medium lane, fast lane) and the solace each takes in their morning or afternoon laps. But when a crack appears at the bottom of the pool, they are cast out into an unforgiving world. 2022.

LB           13689    WISE WOMEN   SORELL, GINA   

A popular advice columnist for 40 years, Wendy Wise decides to meddle in her own troubled daughters’ lives even though they are holding on some resentments from childhood, while her daughters discover that Wendy has been hiding more than a few problems of her own. Unrated. 2022.      

LB           13744    SEA OF TRANQUILITY      MANDEL, EMILY ST. JOHN, 1979-              

Edwin St. Andrew is eighteen years old when he crosses the Atlantic by steamship, exiled from polite society following an ill-conceived diatribe at a dinner party. He enters the forest, spellbound by the beauty of the Canadian wilderness, and suddenly hears the notes of a violin echoing in an airship terminal–an experience that shocks him to his core. Two centuries later a famous writer named Olive Llewellyn is on a book tour. She’s traveling all over Earth, but her home is the second moon colony, a place of white stone, spired towers, and artificial beauty. Within the text of Olive’s best-selling pandemic novel lies a strange passage: a man plays his violin for change in the echoing corridor of an airship terminal as the trees of a forest rise around him. Unrated. Bestseller. 2022.

LB           13721    DISTANT SHORE: A NOVEL            KINGSBURY, KAREN       

Reconnecting with a woman whose life he saved when they were both children, FBI agent Jack Ryder finds himself falling unexpectedly in love during a dangerous mission involving the woman’s arranged marriage to a drug kingpin. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13691    WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BENNETTS       SCOTTOLINE, LISA           

After Jason Bennett and his family have an encounter with carjackers with ties to a drug trafficking organization, the Bennetts are enrolled in the witness protection program. But their lives begin to fall apart as they try to adjust to life in the program, and Jason realizes he needs to take matters into his own hands. Unrated. Bestseller. 2022.            

LB           13743    SAFE HOUSE       WOODS, STUART             

Stone Barrington is looking forward to quiet time in New York City, but is then asked to transport top-secret cargo across the Atlantic. He plans to lie low, but a dangerous foe tracks him down, intent on payback. Stone does his best to hide and protect those closest to him. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13683    MYSTERY OF MRS. CHRISTIE      BENEDICT, MARIE             

Historical novel explores the mystery surrounding the disappearance of author Agatha Christie in December, 1926. Finding her empty car at the edge of a deep pond, investigators unleashed an unprecedented manhunt. Eleven days later, she reappeared, claiming amnesia and providing no explanations for her time away. Unrated. 2021.              

LB           13719    WHAT THE FIREFLIES KNEW         HARRIS, KAI       

A coming-of-age novel told from the perspective of an eleven-year-old over the course of a single summer, as she tries to make sense of her new life with her estranged grandfather and sister after the death of her father and disappearance of her mother. Unrated. 2022.     

LB           13671    UNSINKABLE GRETA JAMES         SMITH, JENNIFER E., 1980-           

After the sudden death of her mother, Greta James falls apart on stage, putting her music career in jeopardy. She reluctantly agrees to accompany her father Conrad on the Alaskan cruise her parents had booked to celebrate their fortieth anniversary. It could be their last chance to heal old wounds in the wake of shared loss. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13665    ARTIE’S COURAGE           LE MESURIER, RACHEL  

Esperanza lives a charmed life. The daughter of a wealthy landowner, her family is thrilled when she attracts the attentions of the handsome and mysterious Don Raúl, opening the door to a glittering life of opulence for them all. However, a chance encounter with a charming street musician forces Esperanza to open her eyes to the cruel underworld of Mexico’s mistreated working classes, and she begins to doubt everything she ever thought she wanted. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13716    NOTES ON AN EXECUTION           KUKAFKA, DANYA           

Ansel Packer is scheduled to die in twelve hours. He knows what he’s done, and now awaits execution, the same chilling fate he forced on those girls, years ago. But Ansel doesn’t want to die – he wants to be celebrated, understood. Through a kaleidoscope of women – a mother, a sister, a homicide detective – we learn the story of Ansel’s life. As the clock ticks down, these three women sift through the choices that culminate in tragedy, exploring the rippling fissures that such destruction inevitably leaves in its wake. Unrated. 2022.            

LB           14038    WOMAN IN THE GREEN DRESS   COOPER, TEA    

London, 1918. On Armistice Day, Fleur Richards’ joy is crushed by news of her husband���s death. She finds he left her a fortune, but feels undeserving of it. In search of more suitable relatives, she travels to Australia and finds mystery. Unrated. 2020.               

LB           14041    GOOD SOON      MITCHARD, JACQUELYN

Thea’s son was just seventeen when he went to prison for the murder of his girlfriend, a crime he has no memory of committing. Three years later, he’s released to a world that refuses to let him move on. Unrated. 2022.  

LB           14046    NO ONE WILL MISS HER: A NOVEL            ROSENFIELD, KAT            

Detective Ian Bird is called to a junkyard in rural Maine, where the yard is burning and town pariah Lizzie Ouellette is dead. As scandal spreads through the town, his investigations lead to a social media influencer and wife of a disgraced billionaire. Unrated. 2021. Variant title: No 1 will miss her.           

LB           14047    WHERE THEY WAIT: A NOVEL      CARSON, SCOTT, 1982-  

“Recently laid-off from his newspaper and desperate for work, war correspondent Nick Bishop takes a humbling job: writing a profile of a new mindfulness app called Clarity. It’s easy money, and a chance to return to his hometown for his first visit in years. The app itself seems like a retread of old ideas–relaxing white noise and guided meditations. But then there are the “Sleep Songs.” A woman’s hauntingly beautiful voice sings a ballad that is anything but soothing–it’s disturbing, really, more of a warning than a relaxation–but it works. Deep, refreshing sleep follows. So do nightmares. Vivid and chilling, they feature a dead woman who calls Nick by name and whispers guidance–or are they threats? And soon her voice follows him long after the song is done. As the effects of the nightmares begin to permeate his waking life, Nick makes a terrifying discovery: no one involved with Clarity has any interest in his article. Their interest is in him”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022. 

LB           13701    STILL LIFE             WINMAN, SARAH, 1964-              

Tuscany, 1944. As Allied troops advance and bombs fall around deserted villages, a young English soldier, Ulysses Temper, finds himself in the wine cellar of a deserted villa. There he meets Evelyn Skinner, a middle-aged art historian who has come to Italy to salvage paintings from the ruins. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13682    OTHER PEOPLE’S CLOTHES: A NOVEL       HENKEL, CALLA, 1988-   

After the murder of her best friend, art student Zoe Beech heads to Berlin to study abroad. She befriends fellow exchange student Hailey Mader. They sublet from well-known thriller writer Beatrice Becks, and throw themselves into Berlin’s nightlife. But they soon wonder if they’re being watched. Unrated. 2022.     

LB           13737    SILENCE OF THE LIBRARY               JAMES, MIRANDA           

When famous novelist Electra Barnes Cartwright–creator of the beloved Veronica Thane series–makes a rare public appearance at the Athena Public Library, devotees swarm. It’s rumored that Cartwright penned series stories that remain under wraps, and one rabid fan will stop at nothing–not even murder–to get hold of them. Unrated. 2014.               

LB           13709    STRANGER IN THE LIFEBOAT: A NOVEL    ALBOM, MITCH, 1958-   

Adrift in a raft after a deadly ship explosion, nine people struggle for survival. Short on water, food and hope, they spot a man floating in the waves. When they pull him in, he claims to be “the Lord” and says he can only save them if they believe in him. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13756    WHAT THE CAT DRAGGED IN       JAMES, MIRANDA           

Charlie has always believed that his grandfather had sold his house to his longtime tenant, Martin Hale. So when Martin dies, Charlie is surprised to discover the house was not left to Martin but instead belongs to Charlie. As he and Diesel check out the house he remembers fondly from his childhood, he is pleasantly surprised that it is in better condition than expected. That is, until they find a literal skeleton in a closet. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13736    SHUCKED APART              ROSS, BARBARA, 1953-  

Julia Snowden is asked for help by oyster farmer Andie Greatorex when she has a bucket of oyster seed worth $35,000 stolen. Julia begins investigating those who wish Andie harm in business and personally. When Andie turns up dead, it’s on Julia to help uncover the killer. Some violence. 2021.          

LB           13739    SHOP ON ROYAL STREET                WHITE, KAREN (KAREN S.)           

After a difficult detour on her road to adulthood, Nola Trenholm is looking to begin anew in New Orleans, and what better way to start her future than with her first house? But the historic fixer-upper she buys comes with even more work than she anticipated, as the house’s previous occupants don’t seem to be ready to depart. Although she can’t communicate with ghosts like her stepmother can, luckily Nola knows someone in New Orleans who is able to-even if he’s the last person on earth she wants anything to do with ever again… Unrated. 2022.

LB           13673    TWELVE ANGRY LIBRARIANS: A CAT IN THE STACKS MYSTERY        JAMES, MIRANDA           

After his library-school nemesis drops dead, Charlie–who had a heated argument with him the day before–becomes the main suspect. Charlie, with Diesel’s feline help, must check out every clue to find the real killer or the next book he reads will come from a prison library. 2017.

LB           13697    SHADOWS REEL: A JOE PICKETT NOVEL   BOX, C.J.             

The same day that game warden Joe Pickett is called out for a moose-poaching incident, his wife Marybeth opens an unmarked package at the library and finds a photo album belonging to a famous Nazi official. When a neighbor is murdered, Joe and Marybeth realize they are in danger–and so are their girls. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2022.              

LB           13738    SIX CATS A SLAYIN’: A CAT IN THE STACKS MYSTERY          JAMES, MIRANDA           

With cat Diesel’s help, Charlie welcomes five tiny felines left on his doorstop. Meanwhile, his nosy neighbor Gerry Albritton, a real estate agent, decides to throw a lavish holiday party–where she winds up dead. 2018.    

LB           14106    AMISH BABY FINDS A HOME        CAMERON, BARBARA    

“Gideon Troyer might share a farm with his twin brother, but his true contentment comes from his toy shop. His life is full but he wouldn’t mind a partner to share it with. When his love interest, Hannah Stoltzfus, opened her quilt ship last year just two doors down from his store, he couldn’t believe his good fortune. Now they’ve been dating for a while and he’s just about ready to propose, when an unexpected surprise lands on his door… Hannah Stoltzfus looks forward to her daily morning coffee dates with Gideon. Though she and the dependable woodworker haven’t spoken of their intentions just yet, Hannah is eager to take their relationship to the next level. But when she finds a baby left at Gideon’s store, she’s curious as to why he was left there and why the baby has a dimple just like Gideon’s. Still, she knows her feelings for Gideon are real so she’s willing to help him figure out just who this baby belongs to…”–Provided by Publisher. Unrated. 2022.    

LB           14104    NIGHT SHIFT       FINLAY, ALEX     

Fifteen years after an attack at a Blockbuster on New Year’s Eve of 1999 leaves only one teen survivor, another similar attack happens at an ice cream store in the same town. The survivor of the Blockbuster attack, the brother of the fugitive suspect of that attack, and the FBI agent investigating team up to uncover the truth. Unrated. 2022.         

LB           14105    LAST HOUSE ON NEEDLESS STREET           WARD, CATRIONA          

In a boarded-up house on a dead-end street at the edge of the wild Washington woods, an unspeakable secret binds a strange family together. But when a new neighbor moves in next door, something buried among the birch trees may come back to haunt them all. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13969    THINK OF ME     LIARDET, FRANCES         

“From the New York Times bestselling author of We Must Be Brave comes a new sweeping historical novel about one couple’s journey through war, love, and loss, and how the people we love never really leave us”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022

LB           13994    GREENWICH PARK       FAULKNER, KATHERINE    

“A sophisticated female-led thriller about a woman whose life starts to unravel as a result of her friendship with an unpredictable single mother, Greenwich Park explores the terrible consequences of guilt, the complexity of female friendships, and the fallibility of the memories we cherish”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13995    LOST APOTHECARY          PENNER, SARAH              

In eighteenth-century London, Nella runs an apothecary shop selling well-disguised poisons for women to use against the oppressive men in their lives. Meanwhile in present-day London, aspiring historian Caroline stumbles upon a clue to the long-unsolved apothecary murders while dealing with the failure of her marriage. Strong language. Bestseller. 2021.    

LB           13996    JANE DARROWFIELD, PROFESSIONAL BUSYBODY                ROSS, BARBARA, 1953-  

Jane Darrowfield is a year into her retirement, and she’s already traveled and planted a garden. She’s organized her photos, her recipes, and her spices. The statistics suggest she has at least a few more decades ahead of her, so she better find something to do. After Jane helps a friend with a sticky personal problem, word starts to spread around her bridge club-and then around all of West Cambridge, Massachusetts-that she’s the go-to girl for situations that need discreet fixing. Soon she has her first paid assignment-the director of a 55-and-over condo community needs her to de-escalate hostilities among the residents. As Jane discovers after moving in for her undercover assignment, the mature set can be as immature as any high schoolers, and war is breaking out between cliques. It seems she might make some progress-until one of the aging “popular kids” is bludgeoned to death with a golf club. And though the automatic sprinklers have washed away much of the evidence, Jane’s on course to find out whodunit. Unrated. 2022.

LB           14013    AMERICAN GUN MYSTERY           QUEEN, ELLERY 

Buck Horne has roped thousands of cattle and shot plenty of men dead in the street but always on the backlot. He is a celluloid cowboy, and his career is nearly kaput. Desperate for a comeback, Buck joins Wild Bill Grant’s traveling rodeo for a show in New York, hoping to land one last movie contract. But he has scarcely mounted his horse when he falls to the dirt with a bullet in his heart. Watching from the stands are Ellery Queen, debonair sleuth, and his police detective father. They are New Yorkers through and through, but to solve the rodeo killing, the Queens must learn to talk cowboy. Unrated. 2022.

LB           14048    ONE ITALIAN SUMMER  SERLE, REBECCA               

When Katy’s mother Carol dies, she is left reeling. They had planned a mother-daughter trip to Positano, Italy, and Katy decides to take the trip alone. As she explores the Amalfi Coast, she feels her mother’s spirit. And then Carol appears–in the flesh, healthy, and thirty years old. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2022.               

LB           14009    NATURE OF FRAGILE THINGS      MEISSNER, SUSAN, 1961-             

In 1905, a year before the earthquake that would devastate San Francisco, Irish immigrant Sophie Whalen is so desperate to get out of a New York tenement that she answers a mail-order bride ad and agrees to marry a man she knows nothing about. Unrated. 2021.     

ADULT NON-FICTION

LB           13934    SAVING YELLOWSTONE: EXPLORATION AND PRESERVATION IN RECONSTRUCTION AMERICA                NELSON, MEGAN KATE, 1972-    

Each year nearly four million people visit Yellowstone National Park–one of the most popular of all national parks–but few know the fascinating and complex historical context in which it was established. In late July 1871, the geologist-explorer Ferdinand Hayden led a team of scientists through a narrow canyon into Yellowstone Basin, entering one of the last unmapped places in the country. The survey’s discoveries led to the passage of the Yellowstone Act in 1872, which created the first national park in the world. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13939    HEIRESSES: THE LIVES OF THE MILLION DOLLAR BABIES   THOMPSON, LAURA, 1964-         

New York Times bestselling author Laura Thompson returns with Heiresses, a fascinating look at the lives of heiresses throughout history and the often tragic truth beneath the gilded surface. Heiresses: surely they are among the luckiest women on earth. Are they not to be envied, with their private jets and Chanel wardrobes and endless funds? Yet all too often those gilded lives have been beset with trauma and despair. Before the 20th century a wife’s inheritance was the property of her husband, making her vulnerable to kidnap, forced marriages, even confinement in an asylum. And in modern times, heiresses fell victim to fortune-hunters who squandered their millions. Heiresses tells the stories of these million dollar babies: Mary Davies, who inherited London’s most valuable real estate, and was bartered from the age of twelve; Consuelo Vanderbilt, the original American “Dollar Heiress”, forced into a loveless marriage; Barbara Hutton, the Woolworth heiress who married seven times and died almost penniless; and Patty Hearst, heiress to a newspaper fortune who was arrested for terrorism. However, there are also stories of independence and achievement: Angela Burdett-Coutts, who became one of the greatest philanthropists of Victorian England; Nancy Cunard, who lived off her mother’s fortune and became a pioneer of the civil rights movement; and Daisy Fellowes, elegant linchpin of interwar high society and noted fashion editor. Heiresses is about the lives of the rich, who–as F. Scott Fitzgerald said–are ‘different’. But it is also a bigger story about how all women fought their way to equality, and sometimes even found autonomy and fulfillment. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13941    LOST IN THE VALLEY OF DEATH: A STORY OF OBSESSION AND DANGER IN THE HIMALAYAS                RUSTAD, HARLEY             

In the vein of Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild, a riveting work of narrative nonfiction centering on the unsolved disappearance of an American backpacker in India–one of at least two dozen tourists who have met a similar fate in the remote and storied Parvati Valley. For centuries, India has enthralled westerners looking for an exotic getaway, a brief immersion in yoga and meditation, or in rare cases, a true pilgrimage to find spiritual revelation. Justin Alexander Shetler, an inveterate traveler trained in wilderness survival, was one such seeker. In his early thirties Justin Alexander Shetler, quit his job at a tech startup and set out on a global journey: across the United States by motorcycle, then down to South America, and on to the Philippines, Thailand, and Nepal, in search of authentic experiences and meaningful encounters, while also documenting his travels on Instagram. His enigmatic character and magnetic personality gained him a devoted following who lived vicariously through his adventures. But the ever restless explorer was driven to pursue ever greater challenges, and greater risks, in what had become a personal quest–his own hero’s journey. In 2016, he made his way to the Parvati Valley, a remote and rugged corner of the Indian Himalayas steeped in mystical tradition yet shrouded in darkness and danger. There, he spent weeks studying under the guidance of a sadhu, an Indian holy man, living and meditating in a cave. At the end of August, accompanied by the sadhu, he set off on a ‘spiritual journey’ to a holy lake–a journey from which he would never return. Lost in the Valley of Death is about one man’s search to find himself, in a country where for many westerners the path to spiritual enlightenment can prove fraught, even treacherous. But it is also a story about all of us and the ways, sometimes extreme, we seek fulfillment in life” — Publisher’s description. Unrated. 2022.      

LB           13958    TASTE: MY LIFE THROUGH FOOD               TUCCI, STANLEY

Actor known for his supporting roles, including Paul Child in Julie & Julia, reflects on his relationship with food throughout his life. Discusses growing up in an Italian American family, food served on film sets, and dealing with a form of oral cancer. Strong language. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13973    ON TYRANNY: TWENTY LESSONS FROM THE TWENTIETH CENTURY            SNYDER, TIMOTHY          

Historian discusses the events and values that have enabled the rise of various tyrannical leaders across the twentieth century, in an attempt to draw lessons that will prove useful in the early twenty-first century political climate. Bestseller. 2017.

LB           13975    BLOOD OF EMMETT TILL               TYSON, TIMOTHY B.       

Southern history scholar revisits the 1955 lynching of fourteen-year-old African American Emmett Till, from Chicago. While visiting relatives in Mississippi, Emmett’s interaction with a white female shopkeeper led to his kidnapping and violent murder. Also describes the trial, funeral, and the case’s impact on the civil rights movement. Violence and some strong language. 2017.      

LB           13988    MADAM: THE BIOGRAPHY OF POLLY ADLER, ICON OF THE JAZZ AGE            APPLEGATE, DEBB

The life story of a notorious madam who played hostess to every gangster, politician, writer, sports star and Café Society swell worth knowing. Her Manhattan brothels became known as key gathering places for the culturati, celebrity elite, and underworld figures alike. Unrated. 2021.        

LB           14003    FROM THE ASHES: MY STORY OF BEING INDIGENOUS, HOMELESS, AND FINDING MY WAY                THISTLE, JESSE  

“Abandoned by his parents as a toddler, Jesse Thistle and his two brothers were cut off from all they knew when they were placed in the foster care system. Eventually placed with their paternal grandparents, the children often clashed with their tough-love attitude. Worse, the ghost of Jesse’s drug-addicted father seemed to haunt the memories of every member of the family. Soon, Jesse succumbed to a self-destructive cycle of drug and alcohol addiction and petty crime, resulting in more than a decade living on and off the streets. Facing struggles many of us cannot even imagine, Jesse knew he would die unless he turned his life around. Through sheer perseverance and newfound love, he managed to find his way back into the loving embrace of his Indigenous culture and family. Now, in this heart-wrenching and triumphant memoir, Jesse Thistle honestly and fearlessly divulges his painful past, the abuse he endured, and the tragic truth about his parents. An eloquent exploration of the dangerous impact of prejudice and racism, From the Ashes is ultimately a celebration of love and “a story of courage and resilience certain to strike a chord with readers from many backgrounds” (Library Journal)”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2021. Related names: Wexler, Daniella, editor.

LB           14012    GATHERING BLOSSOMS UNDER FIRE: THE JOURNALS OF ALICE WALKER   BOYD, VALERIE 

From National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker and edited by critic and writer Valerie Boyd, comes an unprecedented compilation of Walker’s fifty years of journals drawing an intimate portrait of her development over five decades as an artist, human rights and women’s activist, and intellectual. In an unvarnished and singular voice, she explores an astonishing array of events: marching in Mississippi with other foot soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr.; her marriage to a Jewish lawyer, defying laws that barred interracial marriage in the 1960s South; an early miscarriage; writing her first novel; the trials and triumphs of the Women’s Movement; erotic encounters and enduring relationships; the ancestral visits that led her to write The Color Purple; winning the Pulitzer Prize; being admired and maligned, sometimes in equal measure, for her work and her activism; and burying her mother. A powerful blend of Walker’s personal life with political events, this revealing collection offers rare insight into a literary legend. Unrated. 2022.            

LB           13694    PRESIDENT AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTER: ABRAHAM LINCOLN, FREDERICK DOUGLASS, AND THEIR BATTLE TO SAVE AMERICA’S SOUL            KILMEADE, BRIAN           

The author of Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates (DB 83340) explores the trajectory and impact of the friendship forged between President Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. He particularly explores their shared views on slavery and experiences throughout the Civil War. Some violence. Bestseller. 2021. Variant title: Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and their battle to save America’s soul.         

LB           13695    POWER OF REGRET: HOW LOOKING BACKWARD MOVES US FORWARD   PINK, DANIEL H.

Drawing on research in social psychology, neuroscience, and biology, the author of Drive (DB 70276) debunks the myth of the “no regrets” philosophy of life. He believes understanding how regret works can help us make smarter decisions, perform better at work and school, and bring greater meaning to our lives. 2022.          

LB           13760    MANAGING EXPECTATIONS: A MEMOIR IN ESSAYS            DRIVER, MINNIE              

A memoir in essays from beloved actor and natural-born storyteller Minnie Driver, chronicling the way life works out even when it doesn’t. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13714    MISSION POSSIBLE: GO CREATE A LIFE THAT COUNTS       TEBOW, TIM, 1987-         

The New York Times bestselling author and athlete encourages you that it’s possible to find your God-given mission and create a bolder, brighter, more fulfilling life. Tim Tebow believes that the secret to a truly meaningful life is not more comfort or ease, but recognizing the clear, unique mission that God has set before you. Having a focused sense of your personal, God-given significance will bring you a lasting sense of purpose. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13718    OUR FIRST CIVIL WAR: PATRIOTS AND LOYALISTS IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION              BRANDS, H.W.

George Washington and Benjamin Franklin were the unlikeliest of rebels. Washington in the 1770s stood at the apex of Virginia society. Franklin was more successful still, having risen from humble origins to world fame. John Adams might have seemed a more obvious candidate for rebellion, being of cantankerous temperament. Even so, he revered the law. Yet all three men became rebels against the British Empire that fostered their success. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13693    RED-HANDED: HOW AMERICAN ELITES GET RICH HELPING CHINA WIN     SCHWEIZER, PETER, 1964-               

The author of Profiles in Corruption (DB 98362) and Secret Empires (DB 91638) investigates possible secret links between American institutions and wealthy individuals and Chinese political interests. Draws on corporate records and legal filings. Unrated. Bestseller. 2022.          

LB           13717    MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS OF THE BIBLE SPEAK: LESSONS ON FAITH FROM NINE BIBLICAL FAMILIES                BREAM, SHANNON        

Through these stories, Shannon explains the intimate connection between faith and family–and how God’s unexpected agenda can redefine the way we think about family. Not all of these mothers and daughters in the Bible were paragons of virtue. Like us, they were human beings who faltered and struggled to do their best. While some heard God’s voice, others chose their own paths. Through the lens of their imperfections, we can see how God used their stories to bring about His divine plans. He’s still doing the same work in our lives today. Unrated. Bestseller. 2022.

LB           13690    WHERE THE CHILDREN TAKE US ASHER, ZAIN E. (ZAIN EJIOFOR) 

Living in Brixton and awaiting the return of her husband and young son from Nigeria, Obiajulu Ejiofor received shattering news. There had been a fatal car crash, and one of them was dead. In Where the Children Take Us, Obiajulu’s daughter, Zain Asher, tells the story of her family and her mother’s deeply personal fight to protect her children from the daily pressures of poverty, crime, and racism in 1980s and ’90s South London as a widowed emigrant. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13666    ARRIVAL STORIES: WOMEN SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES OF BECOMING MOTHERS   (LB 13666)                       

Two pink lines on a pregnancy test. The primal scream of a woman pushing through her thirty-fifth hour of labor. The moment a still-wet newborn is placed in his mother’s open arms after an unexpected c-section. The bottomless love reflected in the eyes of a father seeing his daughter for the first time. The moment a baby latches to her mother’s breast. Or the moment that mother decides to switch to formula. Each of these, and so many more, are stories of entering motherhood. Unrated. 2022. Related names: Schumer, Amy, editor. Turlington, Christy, 1969- editor.    

LB           13669    ALL ABOUT ME!: MY REMARKABLE LIFE IN SHOW BUSINESS          BROOKS, MEL, 1926-      

Memoir from a multiple award-winning director, actor, and comedian. He describes his childhood in Brooklyn and his first big break as a writer for Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows, before going on to write, direct, and star in hit films such as The Producers. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13758    ALI’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL       WENTWORTH, ALI          

Ali Wentworth shares the absurd and sometimes trying moments that got her and her family through the pandemic, and their experience with the disease that has affected millions of lives. Unrated. 2022.  

LB           13670    AGAINST ALL ODDS: A TRUE STORY OF ULTIMATE COURAGE AND SURVIVAL IN WORLD WAR II                KERSHAW, ALEX               

The author details the conflicts and battles faced by four soldiers. All in the same unit, they earned medal after medal for their heroism. Drawing on personal interviews and primary source material, the author covers more than six hundred days of increasingly merciless combat. Unrated. Bestseller. 2022.

LB           13741    RIDE OF HER LIFE: THE TRUE STORY OF A WOMAN, HER HORSE, AND THEIR LAST-CHANCE JOURNEY ACROSS AMERICA            LETTS, ELIZABETH            

The triumphant true story of a woman who rode her horse across America in the 1950s, fulfilling her dying wish to see the Pacific Ocean. The author recounts her adventure, which included crushing storms, celebrity encounters, and harrowing stretches of highways. Unrated. 2021.              

LB           13742    RIVERMAN: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY       MCGRATH, BEN

The story of Dick Conant, an American folk hero who, over the course of more than twenty years, solo canoed thousands of miles of American rivers–and then in 2016 disappeared off the coast of North Carolina. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13668    ALL THE WHITE FRIENDS I COULDN’T KEEP            HENRY, ANDRE (MUSICIAN)       

When the rallying cry “Black Lives Matter” was heard across the world in 2013, Andre Henry was one of the millions for whom the movement caused a political awakening and a rupture in some of his closest relationships with white people. As he began using his artistic gifts to share his experiences and perspective, Henry was aggrieved to discover that many white Americans-people he called friends and family-were more interested in debating whether racism existed or whether Henry was being polite enough in the way he used his voice. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13740    1619 PROJECT: A NEW ORIGIN STORY       HANNAH-JONES, NIKOLE           

Expands on the award-winning New York Times Magazine journalism project. Reframes the understanding of American history, placing slavery and its lasting impact at the center of the national narrative. Includes essays, poems, and works of fiction that illuminate key moments of oppression, struggle, and resistance, exploring the legacy of slavery in present-day America. Bestseller. 2021. Variant title: Sixteen nineteen project.

LB           14040    BEAUTY OF DUSK: ON VISION LOST AND FOUND                BRUNI, FRANK  

From New York Times columnist and bestselling author Frank Bruni comes a moving memoir about aging, affliction, and optimism after partially losing his eyesight. Unrated. 2022.  

LB           14042    FIRST KENNEDYS: THE HUMBLE ROOTS OF AN AMERICAN DYNASTY          THOMPSON, NEAL

“Based on genealogical breakthroughs and previously unreleased records, this is the first book to explore the inspiring story of the poor Irish refugee couple who escaped famine, created a life together in a city hostile to Irish, immigrants, and Catholics, and launched the Kennedy dynasty in America. Their Irish ancestry was a hallmark of the Kennedys’ initial political profile, as JFK leveraged his working-class roots to connect with blue-collar voters. Today, we remember this iconic American family as the vanguard of wealth, power, and style rather than as the descendants of poor immigrants. Here at last, we meet the first American Kennedys, Patrick and Bridget, who arrived as many thousands of others did following the Great Famine–penniless and hungry. Less than a decade after their marriage in Boston, Patrick’s sudden death left Bridget to raise their children single-handedly. Her rise from housemaid to shop owner in the face of rampant poverty and discrimination kept her family intact, allowing her only son P. J. to become a successful saloon owner and businessman. P. J. went on to become the first American Kennedy elected to public office–the first of many. Written by the grandson of an Irish immigrant couple and based on first-ever access to P. J. Kennedy’s private papers, The First Kennedys is a story of sacrifice and survival, resistance and reinvention: an American story.” — Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.             

LB           14043    SINATRA AND ME: IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS     OPPEDISANO, TONY      

Memoir describing a close friendship with Frank Sinatra in his later years. The author met the singer in 1972 and became his road manager and confidant. He shares some of the talks they had about music, family, friends, great loves, achievements and successes, failures and disappointments. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2021.            

LB           14044    LONDON’S NUMBER ONE DOG-WALKING AGENCY            MACDOUGALL, KATE (JOURNALIST)

“The irresistibly charming memoir of a young woman who started her own business as a dog walker for London’s busy, well-heeled dog lovers. A true love letter to London, dogs, and growing up. In 2006, Kate MacDougall was working a safe but dull job at the venerable auction house Sotheby’s in London. After a clumsy accident nearly destroyed a precious piece of art, she quit Sotheby’s and set up her own dog-walking company. Kate knew little about dogs and nothing about business, and no one thought being a professional dog walker was a good use of her university degree. Nevertheless, Kate embarked upon an entirely new and very much improvised career walking some of the city’s many pampered pooches, branding her company “London’s Number One Dog Walking Agency.” With sharp wit, delightful observations, and plenty of canine affection, Kate reveals her unique and unconventional coming-of-age story, as told through the dogs, and the London homes and neighborhoods they inhabit. One walk at a time, she journeys from a haphazard twenty-something to a happily–and surprisingly–settled adult, with love, relationships, drama, and home ownership along the way. But, as Kate says, “It’s all down to the dogs” and what they taught her about London–and life.”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2021.      

LB           14045    IN THE MARGINS: ON THE PLEASURES OF READING AND WRITING             FERRANTE, ELENA

Magazine described the beloved Italian novelist Elena Ferrante as “an oracle among authors.” Here, in these four crisp essays, Ferrante offers a rare look at the origins of her literary powers. She writes about her influences, her struggles, and her formation as both a reader and a writer; she describes the perils of “bad language” and suggests ways in which it has long excluded women’s truth; she proposes a choral fusion of feminine talent as she brilliantly discourses on the work of Emily Dickinson, Gertrude Stein, Ingeborg Bachmann, and many others. Here is a subtle yet candid book by “one of the great novelists of our time” about adventures in literature, both in and out of the margins.” — Provided by publisher. 2021. Related names:  Goldstein, Ann, 1949- translator.   

LB           13699    THESE PRECIOUS DAYS  PATCHETT, ANN

A collection of personal, autobiographical essays from the author of Dutch House (DB 96739). Topics discussed include reflections on unexpected friendship, the joy of reading, her youthful memories of Paris, cherished gifts she has received, and the importance of knitting. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.         

JUVENILE FICTION

LB           13938    WILLODEEN        APPLEGATE, KATHERINE

                When the annual migration of hummingbears, a source of local pride and income, dwindles and no one knows why, Willodeen, armed with a magical birthday gift, speaks up for the animals she loves and vows to uncover this mystery. For grades 3-6. 2021.   

LB           14039    BLACK BOY JOY: 17 STORIES CELEBRATING BLACK BOYHOOD                       

From seventeen acclaimed Black male and nonbinary authors comes a vibrant collection of stories, comics, and poems about the power of joy and the wonders of Black boyhood. Authors include B. B. Alston, Jay Coles, Jerry Craft, Lamar Giles, Tochi Onyebuchi, Jason Reynolds, and more. For grades 3-6. 2021. Related names:  Mbalia, Kwame, editor.               

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

LB           14001    HEARTLESS          MEYER, MARISSA            

In this prequel to Alice in Wonderland (DB 50842), Cath would rather open a bakery and marry for love than accept a proposal from the King of Hearts, especially after meeting the handsome and mysterious court jester. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2016. Texas Lone Star Reading List 2018.

LB           13664    AS GOOD AS DEAD           JACKSON, HOLLY, 1992-

When online death threats escalate, Pip starts to find connections between her new stalker and a local serial killer caught six years ago–and wonders if maybe the wrong man is behind bars. Sequel to Good Girl, Bad Blood (DB 102633). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.          

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ADULT FICTION

LB           13841    HEART OF SPLENDID LAKE            CLIPSTON, AMY

Brianna is the only one of the Porter sisters who chose to stay in the small town of Splendid Lake, North Carolina, and help her father run their small resort until his unexpected death. She meets real estate investor Scott when he approaches her to buy the resort. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13855    CHILD OF LIGHT                BROOKS, TERRY

Human Auris has been trapped in a Goblin prison for years, with no memories of her past. She and her friends stage an escape, and Auris is rescued by a Fae named Harrow. When he seems to think she is Fae rather than human, Auris begins to question her origins. Unrated. 2021.    

LB           13837    WE ARE NOT LIKE THEM PIAZZA, JO         

Jen and Riley have been best friends since kindergarten. As adults, they remain as close as sisters, though their lives have taken different directions. The deep bond they share is severely tested when Jen’s husband, a city police officer, is involved in the shooting of an unarmed Black teenager. Unrated. 2021.              

LB           13842    LOVE HYPOTHESIS           HAZELWOOD, ALI            

To prove to her friend that she is dating, PhD candidate Olive Smith kisses the first man she sees. Hotshot professor Adam Carlsen may be a jerk, but he agrees to pretend to be her boyfriend. Even though their fake relationship has a deadline, real feelings develop. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13843    ECHOES IN THE WALLS      ANDREWS, V.C. (VIRGINIA C.) 

Fern and her mother have lived as servants in Wyndemere House, the old gothic mansion of the Davenport family, for as long as she can remember. And her friendship with Dr. Davenport’s son Ryder was never a problem…until they came of age. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13840    Anxious people BACKMAN, FREDRIK, 1981-        

Looking at real estate isn’t usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house in a Swedish town becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes an eclectic group of strangers hostage. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2020. Related names: Smith, Neil (Neil Andrew), translator.    

LB           13867    IN BLOOM           MICHAELS, FERN             

“AMAZING GRACIE * Fern Michaels After years spent traveling the world as a flight attendant, Gracie Walden is ready to stay a little closer to her roots, starting with two weeks at home in Amarillo, Texas. But there’s unexpected turbulence between her mother, Ella, and her older sister, Hope-and it will lead to a revelation that changes Gracie’s life in amazing ways . . . MEANT TO BE * Lori Foster When Cory Creed was just a little girl, she knew she’d grow up to marry Austin Winston-and she made the mistake of telling him so. Tired of watching him avoid her ever since, Cory has decided it’s time to leave Visitation, North Carolina, and Austin, behind. But Austin has finally realized what Cory was once so sure of, and now it’s his turn to prove they belong together…with a little help from their mothers. THE MOTHER’S DAY CROWN * Carolyn Brown Monica Allen still hasn’t forgiven Tyler Magee for breaking her heart when they were teenagers. Ten years on, they’re back in Luella, Texas, visiting their respective grandmothers. and there’s just a white picket fence and a whole lot of awkwardness between them. Will two weeks be long enough for Monica to learn to stop holding a grudge-and hold on to love?”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022. Related names: Foster, Lori, author. Brown, Carolyn, author.

LB           13872    FIVE TUESDAYS IN WINTER: STORIES        KING, LILY           

A collection of short stories both fresh and previously published from the author of Writers & Lovers (DB 98766) and Euforia (DB 103589). The author explores themes of desire and heartache, loss and discovery, moments of jolting violence, and the inexorable tug toward love. Unrated. 2021.      

LB           13875    WHEN SHE DREAMS        QUICK, AMANDA            

“Return to 1930s Burning Cove, California, the glamorous seaside playground for Hollywood stars, mobsters, spies, and a host of others who find more than they bargained for in this mysterious town. Maggie Lodge, assistant to the reclusive advice columnist known only as Dear Aunt Cornelia to her readers, hires down-but-not-quite-out private eye Sam Sage to help track down the person who is blackmailing her employer. Maggie and Sam are a mismatched pair. As far as Sam is concerned, Maggie is reckless and in over her head. She is not what he had in mind for a client, but he can���t afford to be choosy. Maggie, on the other hand, is convinced that Sam is badly in need of guidance and good advice. She does not hesitate to give him both. In spite of the verbal fireworks between them, they are fiercely attracted to each other, but both are sure it would be a mistake to let passion take over. They are, after all, keeping secrets. Sam is haunted by his past, which includes a marriage shattered by betrayal and violence. Maggie is troubled by intense and vivid dreams–dreams that she can sometimes control. There are those who want to run experiments on her and use her for their own purposes, while others think she should be committed to an asylum. When the pair discovers someone is impersonating Aunt Cornelia at a conference on psychic dreaming and a woman dies at the conference, the door is opened to a dangerous web of blackmail and murder. Secrets from the past are revealed, leaving Maggie and Sam in the path of a ruthless killer who will stop at nothing to exact vengeance.” — Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13869    EVERYTHING WE DIDN’T SAY       BAART, NICOLE

Juniper “June” Baker left behind the tiny town of Jericho, Iowa, when her younger brother was accused of murder the summer she graduated from high school. Now she’s back to help an ill friend, repair the relationship with her teen daughter, and settle the questions around the murders. Unrated. 2021. Variant title: Everything we did not say.

LB           13871    SATAN’S GUNS: A WESTERN ADVENTURE              CLAY, JAMES     

The devil does seem to be hard at work. Murder and mayhem strike the town of Grayson, Texas, as friends of Reverend Colt meet violent deaths. Dehner and the local sheriff must deal with a slew of gunfighters as they seek to find the person behind the hell that is devouring a Texas town. Unrated. 2022.   

LB           13852    GOLDEN COUPLE              HENDRICKS, GREER        

Marissa and Matthew Bishop seem to have it all, until Marissa has an affair. She wants to repair the marriage both because of their young son and because she loves Matthew. They hire unorthodox therapist Avery Chambers. But even though Marissa is honest about her affair, there are deeper, more dangerous secrets still hidden. Unrated. 2022. Related names:  Pekkanen, Sarah, author.           

LB           13847    TAKE MY HAND                 PERKINS-VALDEZ, DOLEN             

Montgomery, Alabama, 1973. Fresh out of nursing school, Civil Townsend intends to make a difference, especially in her African American community. At the Montgomery Family Planning Clinic, she hopes to help women shape their destinies, to make their own choices for their lives and bodies. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13878    DEATH AT THE CRYSTAL PALACE                ASHLEY, JENNIFER          

While attending an exhibition at the Crystal Palace, young cook Kat Holloway is approached by a woman in distress. Lady Covington is a wealthy widow convinced that her entire family is trying to kill her. Kat feels compelled to help. So, she escorts the lady home to discover whether she is delusional or in true danger. When it quickly becomes apparent that the threat is all too real, Kat promises aid. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13876    WE WERE NEVER HERE                  BARTZ, ANDREA

On a reunion trip in the mountains of Chile with her best friend Kristen, Emily is having the time of her life. Then she returns to their hotel suite to find it covered in blood and Kristen claiming she had to kill the man who attacked her–just as she claimed the year before. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13877    CAT WHO SAVED BOOKS               NATSUKAWA, SOSUKE, 1978-     

Bookish high school student Rintaro Natsuki is about to close the secondhand bookstore he inherited from his beloved bookworm grandfather. Then, a talking cat named Tiger appears and demands the teenager’s help in saving misused books. Translated from the original 2017 Japanese edition. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13854    RADAR GIRLS      ACKERMAN, SARA          

Daisy Wilder prefers the company of horses to people, bare feet and salt water to high heels and society parties. Then, in the dizzying aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Daisy enlists in a top-secret program, replacing male soldiers in a war zone for the first time. Under fear of imminent invasion, the WARDs guide pilots into blacked-out airstrips and track unidentified planes across Pacific skies. But not everyone thinks the women are up to the job, and the new recruits must rise above their differences and work side by side despite the resistance and heartache they meet along the way. With America’s future on the line, Daisy is determined to prove herself worthy. And with the man she’s falling for out on the front lines, she cannot fail. From radar towers on remote mountaintops to flooded bomb shelters, she’ll need her new team when the stakes are highest. Because the most important battles are fought–and won–together. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13848    PACK UP THE MOON      HIGGINS, KRISTAN          

Every month, a letter. That’s what Lauren decides to leave her husband when she finds out she’ s dying. Each month, she gives Josh a letter containing a task to help him face this first year without her, leading him on a journey to find happiness again. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13859    CAROLINA BUILT              ALEXANDER, KIANNA    

Josephine N. Leary is determined to build a life of her own and a future for her family. When she moves to Edenton, North Carolina, from the plantation where she was born, she is free, newly married, and ready to follow her dreams. As the demands of life pull Josephine’s attention–deepening her marriage, mothering her daughters, supporting her grandmother–she struggles to balance her real estate aspirations with the realities of keeping life going every day. She teaches herself to be a business woman, to manage her finances, and to make smart investments in the local real estate market. But with each passing year, it grows more and more difficult to focus on building her legacy from the ground up. Unrated. 2022.          

LB           13860    FLIGHT     GRIFFIN, LAURA, 1973-              

Former forensic photographer Miranda Rhoads has moved to the seaside town of Lost Beach, determined to make a new life as a wildlife photographer. When she encounters a couple in a canoe one morning, she first assumes they’re asleep, but soon realizes they’re dead. Detective Joel Breda tries to unravel the case and is intrigued by Miranda. Unrated. 2021. 

LB           13861    LAST DUKE STANDING   LONDON, JULIA

When Crown Princess Justine of Wesloria is sent to England to learn the ropes of royalty, she falls under the tutelage of none other than Queen Victoria herself. Justine’s also in the market for a proper husband, one fit to marry the future queen of Wesloria. Because he knows simply everyone, William, Lord Douglas (the notoriously rakish heir to the Duke of Hamilton seat in Scotland, and decidedly not husband material), is on hand as an escort of sorts. William has been recruited to keep an eye on the royal matchmaker for the Weslorian prime minister, tasked to ensure the princess is matched with a man of quality … and one who will be sympathetic to the prime minister’s views. As William and Justine are forced to scrutinize an endless parade of England’s best bachelors, they become friends. But when the crowd of potential grooms is steadily culled, what if William is the last bachelor standing? Unrated. 2022.     

LB           13865    SECOND MRS. ASTOR     ABE, SHANA      

“Madeleine Talmage Force is just seventeen when she attracts the attention of John Jacob “Jack” Astor. Madeleine is beautiful, intelligent, and solidly upper-class, but the Astors are in a league apart. Jack’s mother was the Mrs. Astor, American royalty and New York’s most formidable socialite. Despite their twenty-nine-year age difference and the scandal of Jack’s recent divorce, Madeleine falls headlong into love-and becomes the press’ favorite target. On their extended honeymoon in Egypt, the newlyweds finally find a measure of peace away from photographers and journalists. Madeleine feels truly alive for the first time-and is happily pregnant. The couple plans to return home in the spring of 1912, aboard an opulent new ocean liner. When the ship hits an iceberg close to midnight on April 14th, there is no immediate panic. The swift, state-of-the-art RMS Titanic seems unsinkable. As Jack helps Madeleine into a lifeboat, he assures her that he’ll see her soon in New York . . . Four months later, at the Astors’ Fifth Avenue mansion, a widowed Madeleine gives birth to their son. In the wake of the disaster, the press has elevated her to the status of virtuous, tragic heroine. But Madeleine’s most important decision still lies ahead: whether to accept the role assigned to her or carve out her own remarkable path . . .” — Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13864    REMINDERS OF HIM: A NOVEL    HOOVER, COLLEEN         

Released from prison, Kenna Rowan returns to the town where it all went wrong, hoping to reunite with her four-year-old daughter. But with everyone against her, she turns to local bar owner Ledger Ward, who, risking everything, secretly helps her make amends. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2022.     

LB           13885    ROBERT B. PARKER’S BYE BYE BABY: A SPENSER NOVEL   ATKINS, ACE      

Rising politician Carolina Garcia-Ramirez is facing her second campaign in Boston. Her incendiary progressive politics have generated multiple death threats. Her chief of staff reaches out to Spenser for security and investigative assistance. He soon crosses paths with a white supremacist group and must save the congresswoman. Unrated. 2022. Variant title: Bye bye baby.

LB           13887    LOOKING FOR LEROY      CARLSON, MELODY        

Brynna Philips is ready to give up on love. But when her fellow teacher invites her on a trip through Sonoma wine country, she’s reminded of her first crush, whose family owned a vineyard there. Is there any chance she can find him. . . and one last chance for love? Unrated. 2022.

LB           13888    LOVE IN THE TIME OF BERTIE      MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-         

For Bertie Pollock, things seem to be moving along at a pace that is rather out of his control. In Drummond Place Garden, it appears young Olive has their future together mapped out, wedding venue and all. Meanwhile, Bertie’s domineering mother, Irene, is off in Aberdeen, beckoning him to come stay for a few months-and his father, Stuart, might be powerless to stand up to her. Farther up in the New Town, bumptious Bruce Anderson is up to his usual antics, scheming with some old school friends over a crisp bacon roll and a warm cup of coffee at Big Lou’s. And in the midst of it all, just across the counter, a new love story may be writing itself for the cafe’s most personable proprietor. Unrated. 2022. 

LB           13858    I LOVE YOU BUT I’VE CHOSEN DARKNESS               WATKINS, CLAIRE VAYE

Leaving behind her husband and their baby daughter, a writer gets on a flight for a speaking engagement in Reno. Her temporary escape from domestic duties and an opportunity to reconnect with old friends mutates into an extended time away, and a descent into the past. Unrated. 2021. Variant title: I love you but I have chosen darkness.

LB           13857    SEE HER DIE        LEIGH, MELINDA              

Sheriff Bree Taggert is called to a shooting at a campground closed for the season. But when she arrives, there is no evidence of a crime except for a witness insisting she saw her friend shot. While searching for the purported victim, they find another body. Violence and strong language. 2020.

LB           13838    INHERITANCE OF ORQUIDEA DIVINA: A NOVEL    CORDOVA, ZORAIDA     

When family matriarch Orquidea Divina invites the Montoyas to her funeral and to collect their inheritance, they hope to learn the secrets that she has held on to so tightly their whole lives. Seven years later, a hidden figure begins picking them off one by one as it seeks to destroy Orquidea’s line. Unrated. 2021.             

LB           13845    BLOOD OF INNOCENTS: THE GUNS OF SAMUEL PRITCHARD           LYNCH, SEAN    

As both a former Confederate guerilla and Texas Ranger, and now a U.S. marshal, no one knows the dangers of the frontier and cowtowns like Marshal Samuel Pritchard. A couple of wagon trains traveling the Oregon Trail have vanished and Pritchard’s got miles of bad road across hostile territory to investigate. But he must also reckon with a price on his head. Bounty hunter Captain Laird Bonner is the greatest manhunter throughout the west–and he’s as ruthless as he’s relentless in pursuing his prey. Unrated. 2021.    

LB           13844    BOOK OF MAGIC              HOFFMAN, ALICE            

The Owens family has been cursed in matters of love for more than three hundred years, but that is about to change. Jet Owens hears the deathwatch beetle and knows she has only seven days to live. She is not the only one in danger–the curse is already at work. Unrated. 2021.        

LB           13879    ISLAND COES, BEN          

Dewey Andreas goes off the grid following an attack on his life. But when terrorists blow up the bridges and tunnels of Manhattan, take over the island, and target the president, Dewey sneaks into Manhattan to try to stop them. Unrated. 2021. 

LB           13880    CLOVER GIRLS    SHIPMAN, VIOLA            

Elizabeth, Veronica, Rachel, and Emily met at Camp Birchwood as girls in 1985, where over four summers they were inseparable. Thirty years later, a terminally ill Emily sends the others a letter asking them to reunite at the camp and heal old wounds. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13882    BEWILDERMENT               POWERS, RICHARD, 1957-            

Astrobiologist Theo Byrne has been raising his son Robin alone since the death of his wife. As the nine-year-old becomes more and more troubled, Theo considers an experimental neurofeedback treatment to help Robin with his emotional control. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13884    PEOPLE WE KEEP              LARKIN, ALLISON             

Little River, New York, 1994: April Sawicki is living in a motorless motorhome that her father won in a poker game. Failing out of school, picking up shifts at Margo’s diner, she’s left fending for herself in a town where she’s never quite felt at home. When she “borrows” her neighbor’s car to perform at an open mic night, she realizes her life could be much bigger than where she came from. After a fight with her dad, April packs her stuff and leaves for good, setting off on a journey to find a life that’s all hers. Unrated. 2021.           

LB           13886    YOUNG MUNGO              STUART, DOUGLAS, 1976-            

Growing up in a housing estate in Glasgow, Mungo and James should be sworn enemies–Mungo a Protestant and James a Catholic. Yet against all odds, they become best friends as they find a sanctuary in the pigeon dovecote that James has built for his prize racing birds. As they fall in love, they dream of finding somewhere they belong. Unrated. 2022.    

LB           13890    OUTSIDER: A KATE BURKHOLDER NOVEL                CASTILLO, LINDA             

An Amish man discovers a car stuck in a snowdrift with an unconscious woman inside. When Chief of Police Kate Burkholder arrives, she is shocked to discover the driver is fellow cop Gina Colorosa, whom she hasn’t seen in ten years—-and to learn Gina is wanted for killing an undercover officer. Violence and strong language. 2020.              

LB           13894    TO LOVE AND TO LOATHE             WATERS, MARTHA, 1988-             

The widowed Diana, Lady Templeton, and Jeremy, Marquess of Willingham, are infamous among English high society as much for their sharp-tongued bickering as their flirtation. One evening, an argument at a ball turns into a serious wager: Jeremy will marry within the year or Diana will forfeit one hundred pounds. So shortly after, just before a fortnight-long house party at Elderwild, Jeremy’s country estate, Diana is shocked when Jeremy appears at her home with a very different kind of proposition. After his latest mistress unfavorably criticized his skills in the bedroom, Jeremy is looking for reassurance, so he has gone to the only woman he trusts to be totally truthful. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13896    CURSE OF SALEM             HOOPER, KAY    

The small town of Salem has been quiet for months–or so Bishop and his elite Special Crimes Unit believe. But then Hollis Templeton and Diana Hayes receive a warning in Diana’s eerie ‘gray time’–a space between the world of the living and the realm of the dead–that a twisted killer is stalking Salem, bent on destroying in the most bloody and horrifying way possible the five families that founded the town. The stakes are high, especially for new friends Nellie Cavendish and Finn Deverell, both members of the Five, and this time Bishop and his wife Miranda will lead the team to hunt down a vicious killer and uncover an ancient dark curse haunting Salem. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13897    COWBOY OF LEGEND     BRODAY, LINDA

Deacon Brannock is determined to make a name for himself and the saloon he’s worked his whole life to afford. He was prepared for life in the Wild West, but he hadn’t counted on Grace Legend… Grace has always fought hard for what she believes in, and after her best friend is killed at the hands of her drunk and angry husband, that includes keeping alcohol out of her town. When the owner of the new saloon turns out to be a kind and considerate man, she can’t help but wonder if they could have a future together…if they weren’t on opposite sides of every issue. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13895    LOST MOUNTAIN PASS    SWEAZY, LARRY D.        

Kosoma, Indian Territory. The outlaw Darby brothers have been sentenced to hang until dead. Witnessing the execution are Amelia Darby, sister of the condemned men, as well as U.S. Deputy Marshal Sam ‘Trusty’ Dawson and Judge Gordon Hadesworth. After justice is served, Trusty hits the trail, escorting the judge–and begrudgingly, Amelia–back to Oklahoma. Ambushed en route, the judge is murdered and Amelia vanishes, leaving Trusty to believe she led them into a trap for revenge. Unrated. 2021.      

LB           13889    NOTORIOUS       PALMER, DIANA

Gaby Dupont knows some men shouldn’t be trusted. Ever. Especially not high-profile lawyer Nicholas Chandler, who might be helping her greedy relatives steal her family fortune. To get the inside scoop on Nicholas’s dealings, Gaby must take a job with the devil himself. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13891    22 MURDERS OF MADISON MAY               BARRY, MAX, 1973-         

While investigating a murder, journalist Felicity Staples spots the killer just before he vanishes. Afterwards, Felicity’s universe seems to have shifted slightly–many small details are wrong. She soon learns that the killer is pursuing every version of his victim across time and space. Unrated. 2021. Variant title: Twenty-two murders of Madison May.

LB           13905    OLD WOMAN WITH THE KNIFE   BYEONG-MO, GU            

“The kinetic story of a sixty-five-year-old female assassin who faces an unexpected threat in the twilight of her career–this is an international bestseller and the English language debut from an award-winning South Korean author At sixty-five, Hornclaw is beginning to slow down. She lives modestly in a small apartment, with only her aging dog, a rescue named Deadweight, to keep her company. There are expectations for people her age–that she’ll retire and live out the rest of her days quietly. But Hornclaw is not like other people. She is an assassin. Double-crossers, corporate enemies, cheating spouses–for the past four decades, Hornclaw has killed them all with ruthless efficiency, and the less she’s known about her targets, the better. But now, nearing the end of her career, she has just slipped up. An injury leads her to an unexpected connection with a doctor and his family. But emotions, for an assassin, are a dangerous proposition. As Hornclaw’s world closes in, this final chapter in her career may also mark her own bloody end. A sensation in South Korea, and now translated into English for the first time by Chi-Young Kim, The Old Woman with the Knife is an electrifying, singular, mordantly funny novel about the expectations imposed on aging bodies and the dramatic ways in which one woman chooses to reclaim her agency.” – Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13911    LAST GRAND DUCHESS  TURNBULL, BRYN            

Grand Duchess Olga Romanov comes of age amid a shifting tide for the great dynasties of Europe. But even as unrest simmers in the capital, Olga is content to live within the confines of the sheltered life her parents have built for her and her three sisters: hiding from the world on account of their mother’s ill health, their brother Alexei’s secret affliction, and rising controversy over Father Grigori Rasputin, the priest on whom the tsarina has come to rely. Olga’s only escape from the seclusion of Alexander Palace comes from the grand tea parties her aunt hosts amid the shadow court of Saint Petersburg — a world of opulent ballrooms, scandalous flirtation, and whispered conversation. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13912    VINEYARD WEDDING      STONE, JEAN     

With her long-awaited wedding to police sergeant John Lyons only weeks away, bestselling author and Vineyard Inn proprietor Annie Sutton is faced with more drama than usual. Between the hideous heirloom gown her new family expects her to wear and the challenges of bonding with John’s contentious daughter Abigail, Annie’s having serious doubts. But when the baby she once found on her doorstep goes missing, Annie has bigger concerns, including that the little girl’s pregnant, older half-sister is in no condition to hear bad news… Desperate for answers, Annie combs the island, questioning friends and even her family-to-be. Because suddenly it seems as if Abigail will do just about anything to stop her father from marrying Annie–even if it means putting a child at risk. But if scaring Annie half to death is the plan, it’s working. Nothing else matters now except finding the little girl. And if postponing her future with John–indefinitely–is the only way to make that happen, it’s a sacrifice Annie may have to make… Nothing else matters now except finding the baby. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13913    SCHOOL FOR GOOD MOTHERS: A NOVEL               CHAN, JESSAMINE          

Set in near-future America, the School for Good Mothers is a government-run reform program where bad mothers are retrained using robot children with artificial intelligence. Single-mother Frida Liu is turned in by a neighbor and must spend a year at the newly-created institution to regain custody of her daughter. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13916    HOTEL NANTUCKET        HILDERBRAND, ELIN       

Fresh off a bad breakup with a longtime boyfriend, Nantucket sweetheart Lizbet Keaton is desperately seeking a second act. When she’s named the new general manager of the Hotel Nantucket, a once Gilded Age gem turned abandoned eyesore, she hopes that her local expertise and charismatic staff can win the favor of their new London billionaire owner, Xavier Darling, as well as that of Shelly Carpenter, the wildly popular Instagram tastemaker who can help put them back on the map. And while the Hotel Nantucket appears to be a blissful paradise, complete with a celebrity chef-run restaurant and an idyllic wellness center, there’s a lot of drama behind closed doors. The staff (and guests) have complicated pasts, and the hotel can’t seem to overcome the bad reputation it earned in 1922 when a tragic fire killed nineteen-year-old chambermaid Grace Hadley. With Grace gleefully haunting the halls, a staff harboring all kinds of secrets, and Lizbet’s own romantic uncertainty, is the Hotel Nantucket destined for success or doom? Unrated. Bestseller. 2022.

LB           13898    HEALER’S PROMISE         BELLER, MISTY M.           

Levi Masters’s time as a British spy hasn’t ended, though his country’s war with America has. Overhearing a scout reveal a discovery that could give America an upper hand in future conflicts, Levi is sent to investigate. While trekking through the Canadian Rockies, he is convicted about his life of lies and half-truths. But just as he decides to embrace truth at any cost, warriors from a hidden mountain village take him captive. Village healer Audrey Moreau is more curious than afraid of the outsider. And she’s drawn to his commitment to honesty even at his own expense. But despite her arguments, the council decides he’s too great a risk. Compelled to help him escape, she sneaks him out of the village. But when Levi faces a life-threatening injury and the fierce mountain winter closes in, Levi and Audrey are forced to discover just how far they’ll go to ensure the safety of the other and the love growing between them. Unrated. 2022. 

LB           13899    AUNT DIMITY AND THE ENCHANTED COTTAGE    ATHERTON, NANCY        

“It’s early May in the small English village of Finch and the air is crackling with excitement: a newcomer is about to move into Pussywillows, a riverside cottage with a romantic reputation. Will the cottage’s newest resident prove yet again its enchanting ability to matchmake? But when Crispin Windle arrives, no one knows what to make of him: seemingly a loner, he repels every welcoming gesture and appears altogether uninterested in being a part of the community. Soon, the townspeople have all but dismissed him. Only Lori and Tommy Prescott, a young army veteran who recently moved to Finch, refuse to give up. They orchestrate a chance meeting that leads to a startling discovery: a set of overgrown ruins. They are, Aunt Dimity shares, the remains of a Victorian woolen mill that once brought prosperity to Finch. As the three explore, they stumble upon the unmarked graves of children who died working at the mill. Heartbroken, Lori, Tommy, and Mr. Windle get to work on the seemingly impossible task of identifying the children to give them a proper burial. And as Mr. Windle works tirelessly to name the forgotten children, he slowly begins to open up–giving the romantic cottage a chance to heal his heart as well.”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13902    COWBOY CHRISTMAS LEGEND   BRODAY, LINDA

“Devastated by the loss of his young wife-and the life he’d always thought would be his-Sam Legend II has done everything he can to make a fresh start. As a bladesmith, all he needs is a bed, a hot fire, and enough distance from his famous family to finally indulge in a little peace and quiet. So what if it’s almost Christmas? This year, he’s happy just keeping to himself. But then fiery Cheyenne Ronan comes blasting into his home, and any notion of peace goes flying out the door. Cheyenne’s like no one Sam has ever met-and from the moment he first catches her eye, his quiet life is anything but. Now he’s hunting wanted men with the Texas Rangers, decking every hall, and sharing passionate embraces with the woman who’s set his world alight. For the first time in what feels like forever, Sam’s facing Christmas feeling like his life is full of meaning again-and that with Cheyenne by his side, love can be the stuff of Legend”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13906    CHAIN OF COMMAND   CAMERON, MARC           

A shadowy billionaire needs President Jack Ryan out of the way to implement an ambitious plan, and he knows that Jack’s biggest weakness is his family. As such, the billionaire assembles an international team of mercenaries to kidnap the First Lady. Sequel to Tom Clancy Target Acquired (DB 103879). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021. Variant title: At head of title: Tom Clancy. Related names:  Clancy, Tom, 1947-2013, creator.        

LB           13907    CITY OF TIME AND MAGIC            BRACKSTON, PAULA      

“Xanthe must choose from three treasures that sing to her; a beautiful writing slope, a mourning brooch of heartbreaking detail, and a gorgeous gem-set hat pin. All call her, but the wrong one could take her on a mission other than that which she must address first, and the stakes could not be higher. While her earlier mission to Regency England had been a success, the journey home resulted in Liam being taken from her, spirited away to another time and place. Xanthe must follow the treasure that will take her to him if he is not to be lost forever. Xanthe is certain that Mistress Flyte has Liam and determined to find them both. But when she discovers Lydia Flyte has been tracking the actions of the Visionary Society, a group of ruthless and unscrupulous Spinners who have been selling their talents to a club of wealthy clients, Xanthe realizes her work as a Spinner must come before her personal wishes. The Visionary Society is highly dangerous and directly opposed to the creed of the Spinners. Their actions could have disastrous consequences as they alter the authentic order of things and change the future. Xanthe knows she must take on the Society. It will require the skills of all her friends, old and new, to attempt such a thing, and not all of them will survive the confrontation that follows”–Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.           

LB           13908    TRAINWRECKERS: THE GUNS OF SAMUEL PRITCHARD      LYNCH, SEAN    

1875. The escalating rivalry between the two major railroad companies takes a dangerous–and deadly–turn when a train is deliberately derailed. Many are killed. More are injured. And Marshal Samuel Pritchard’s longtime friend is crippled for life. The mastermind behind the train wreck claims to be the infamous Civil War criminal Jem Rupe, aka “The Trainwrecker of Platte Bridge.” There’s just one problem: Rupe has been dead for ten years…With an oath of vengeance on his lips–and a pair of Colt .45s on his hips–Pritchard sets off to find the trainwrecking fiend, whether it’s really Jem Rupe or some copy-cat maniac. Either way, he’ll have to ride the rails with some pretty deranged characters–crooked railroad tycoons, ruthless bounty hunters, trigger-happy gunfighters–before he reaches the end of the line. There’s just one way to stop a mass transit murderer…and that’s dead in his tracks. Unrated. 2022.    

LB           13909    BULLET FOR A RANGER  GRIFFIN, JAMES J.           

Jim Blawcyzk is in jail in the town of Quitaque, Texas, accused of murdering a saloon girl. Someone in the town wants Blawcyzk out of the way at all costs. With his trial fast approaching, and everyone in town convinced of his guilt, Jim must somehow find a way from his jail cell to prove his innocence, and fast. With his only ally the town padre, the task appears impossible even for the resourceful Blawcyzk. Unrated. 2022.    

LB           13910    MAN OF LEGEND              BRODAY, LINDA

Crockett Legend has always loved Paisley Mahone, but a family feud sure can ruin a romance. When her father turned against the powerful Legend clan, she took her family’s side and broke Crockett’s heart into pieces. Now her father’s dead and Paisley and her last remaining brother are convinced the Legends are to blame. Unrated. 2022.               

LB           13914    EVER CONSTANT              PETERSON, TRACIE         

“On the surface, Whitney Powell is happy working with her sled dogs, but her life is full of complications that push her over the edge. When sickness spreads in outlying villages, Dr. Peter Cameron turns to Whitney and her dogs for help navigating the deep snow, and together they discover that sometimes it’s only in weakness you can find strength”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022. Related names: Woodhouse, Kimberley, 1973- author.      

LB           13915    FACE TO DIE FOR              JOHANSEN, IRIS

“Archaeologist Riley Smith has been obsessed with Helen of Troy since she was a small girl, trailing her professor father all over the world in search of the tomb of the world’s most beautiful woman. Professor Smith put his life on the line to prove that, instead of a myth, Helen had been a living, breathing queen. Riley seeks the help of forensic sculptor Eve Duncan, who has the unusual skills necessary to recreate the face that launched a thousand ships–revealing Helen’s true appearance for the first time in history. But convincing Eve to take on the challenge will be difficult because her efforts could come at great personal risk to her and her family… Tomb raiders have murdered Riley’s father, and now she is more determined than ever to reach the burial site first, avenge his death, and enlist Eve’s aid. Also on hand to help is dashing fixer and treasure hunter Michael Cade, but could he have his own secret agenda when it comes to finding Helen? Now both Riley and Eve are in danger and in a race across one of the most remote parts of the world. All they have is their trust in each other and their belief in a dream as they hunt for Helen.” — Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13900    MADE IN MANHATTAN LAYNE, LAUREN

“From the New York Times bestselling author of To Sir, With Love and the Central Park Pact series comes a reverse My Fair Lady tale about a pampered Manhattan socialite who must teach an unpolished drifter from the Louisiana Bayou how to fit in with New York City’s upper crust. Somewhere between antagonistic dinner parties and tortured tux fittings, this pair of polar opposites slowly find a begrudging respect for one another–and perhaps even something more–as they adventure through the city that never sleeps”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.       

LB           13901    YOU MADE A FOOL OF DEATH WITH YOUR BEAUTY           EMEZI, AKWAEKE            

“A New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and “one of our greatest living writers” (Shondaland) reimagines the love story in this fresh and seductive novel about a young woman seeking joy while healing from loss. Feyi Adekola wants to learn how to be alive again. It’s been five years since the accident that killed the love of her life and she’s almost a new person now-an artist with her own studio, and sharing a brownstone apartment with her ride-or-die best friend, Joy, who insists it’s time for Feyi to ease back into the dating scene. Feyi isn’t ready for anything serious, but a steamy encounter at a rooftop party cascades into a whirlwind summer she could have never imagined: a luxury trip to a tropical island, decadent meals in the glamorous home of a celebrity chef, and a major curator who wants to launch her art career. She’s even started dating the perfect guy, but their new relationship might be sabotaged before it has a chance by the dangerous thrill Feyi feels every time she locks eyes with the one person in the house who is most definitely off-limits. This new life she asked for just got a lot more complicated, and Feyi must begin her search for real answers. Who is she ready to become? Can she release her past and honor her grief while still embracing her future? And, of course, there’s the biggest question of all-how far is she willing to go for a second chance at love? Akwaeke Emezi’s vivid and passionate writing takes us deep into a world of possibility and healing, and the constant bravery of choosing love against all odds”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.    

LB           13903    BLUE SUMMER NICHOLS, JIM, 1949-       

“At forty, Cal Shaw has seen better days, that’s for sure, but it wasn’t always like this. He grew up with his brother, Alvin, and his sister Julia, in the small Maine town of Baxter, confident in his own capabilities, especially regarding music. He took his happy life for granted, as lucky children often do. But everything changed when he was ten and his dad died in a freak accident. Soon, trouble, mostly in the form of a violent stepfather, found a home-his home. As an escape, the Shaw kids turned to music lessons with family friend Uncle Gus, but it turns out no one can escape the violence and grief that rains down on the Shaws. Blue Summer is the story of the Shaw family’s undoing, and Cal’s struggle to grow up in a world determined to break him. Even his music threatens to take him down with booze-filled nights and one-night stands. As Cal tries to make sense of his existence, living as far away from his family as he can, a snippet of melody comes to him-timeless and haunting. But before he can finish it, his past asserts itself with a phone call that Uncle Gus is dying and it’s time to come home and face an altogether different kind of music. In this story, author Jim Nichols writes a riveting coming-of-age novel that examines the melancholy fate of a boy torn apart by loss and domestic abuse, and the justice he eventually delivers, all the while writing a beautiful melody to counter it all, a song he calls ‘Blue Summer.'”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13904    MY HEART IS A CHAINSAW          JONES, STEPHEN GRAHAM, 1972-             

In a quickly gentrifying rural town, tourists begin to die, and the tension between the community and the celebrity newcomers heads to a tipping point. Protected by her encyclopedic knowledge of horror films, Jade, of Blackfoot descent, hopes it is enough to help her survive. Violence and strong language. 2021.

LB           13600    CHOCTAW TRAIL               LEWIS, PRESTON             

Killing time in his garden outside Fort Smith, Arkansas retired US Marshal Doyle Hardy has softened up some. The brutal double murder in Shacktown shapes him up fast. Suddenly, re-deputized, he follows a trail that snakes from owlhoot whorehouses to moonshine shacks, dogged by vicious outlaws with old scores to settle. Riding the treacherous Choctaw Trail, he is sworn to ferret out the heartless killer, the hell-raiser who will force him to face the hardest truth and make the toughest choices. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13923    SWEET LIFE         FISHER, SUZANNE WOODS          

Dawn Dixon can hardly believe she’s on a groomless honeymoon on beautiful Cape Cod with her mother. Sure, Marnie Dixon is good company, but Dawn was supposed to be here with Kevin, the love of her life (or so she thought). Marnie Dixon needs some time away from the absolute realness of life as much as her jilted daughter does, and she’s not about to let her only child suffer alone–even if Marnie herself had been doing precisely that for the past month. Given the circumstances, maybe it was inevitable that Marnie would do something as rash as buy a run-down ice-cream shop in the town’s tightly regulated historic district. After all, everything’s better with ice cream. Her exasperated daughter knows that she’s the one who will have to clean up this mess. Even when her mother’s impulsive real estate purchase brings Kevin back into her life, Dawn doesn’t get her hopes up. Everyone knows that broken romances stay broken…don’t they? Welcome to a summer of sweet surprises on Cape Cod–a place where dreams just might come true. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13925    SWEET GOODBYE CORBETT, RON, 1959-

“In this thrilling new series from Edgar-nominated author Ron Corbett, the most dangerous predator in the Maine wilderness walks on two feet-and it is Danny Barrett’s job to bring him down. Something is not right in the North Maine Woods. A small family-run lumber company should not have more than two hundred million unaccountable dollars on their books. Money like that comes from moving something other than wood across the border. The first agent the FBI sent undercover was their best man-sure to get the answers that were needed. He was dead within a month. Now, Danny Barrett is taking his place. Before he was a cop, Danny grew up in the woods of Northern Michigan. He is the only chance the feds have of getting answers, but how many more will have to die first?”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.    

LB           13919    SHADOWS OF BERLIN     GILLHAM, DAVID R.        

1955 in New York City: the city of instant coffee, bagels at Katz’s Deli, new-fangled TVs. But in the Perlmans’ walk-up in Chelsea, the past is as close as the present. Rachel came to Manhattan in a wave of displaced Jews who managed to survive the horrors of war. Her Uncle Fritz fleeing with her, Rachel hoped to find freedom from her pain in New York and in the arms of her new American husband, Aaron. Unrated. 2022.    

LB           13920    SUMMER LOVE THAYER, NANCY, 1943- 

When four strangers rent bargain-basement rooms in an old hotel near the beach, they embark on the summer of their lives. First there’s Ariel Spencer, who has big dreams of becoming a writer and is looking for inspiration in Nantucket’s high society. Her new friend Sheila Murphy is a good Catholic girl from Ohio whose desire for adventure is often shadowed by her apprehension. Then there’s small-town Missourian Wyatt Smith, who’s immediately taken with Ariel. The last of the four, Nick Volkov, is looking to make a name for himself and have a blast along the way. Despite their differences, the four bond over trips to the beach, Wednesday-night dinners, and everything that Nantucket has to offer. But venturing out on their own for the first time, with all its adventure and risks, could change the course of their lives. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13921    BOOK WOMAN’S DAUGHTER      RICHARDSON, KIM MICHELE       

As the daughter of the famed blue-skinned Troublesome Creek packhorse librarian, Honey and her family have been hiding in the Kentucky mountains from the law all her life. But when her mother and father are imprisoned, Honey realizes she must fight to stay free, or risk being sent away for good. Sequel to The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek (DB 95243). Unrated. 2022.

ADULT NON-FICTION

LB           13839    HOUSE OF STICKS: A MEMOIR    TRAN, LY, 1989-

Ly Tran is just a toddler in 1993 when she and her family immigrate from a small town along the Mekong River in Vietnam to a two-bedroom railroad apartment in Queens. Ly’s father spent nearly a decade as a POW, and their resettlement is made possible through a humanitarian program run by the US government. Unrated. 2021.          

LB           13870    IN LOVE: A MEMOIR OF LOVE AND LOSS                 BLOOM, AMY, 1953-       

The author describes the painful journey of slowly losing her beloved husband when they discovered he had developed Alzheimer’s disease. Unrated. Bestseller. 2022.

LB           13868    FIRE IN THE WILDERNESS: THE FIRST BATTLE BETWEEN ULYSSES S. GRANT AND ROBERT E. LEE                REEVES, JOHN   

In the spring of 1864, President Lincoln feared that he might not be able to save the Union. The Army of the Potomac had performed poorly over the previous two years, and many Northerners were understandably critical of the war effort. Lincoln assumed he’d lose the November election, and he firmly believed a Democratic successor would seek peace immediately, spelling an end to the Union. A Fire in the Wilderness tells the story of that perilous time when the future of the United States depended on the Union Army’s success in a desolate forest roughly sixty-five miles from the nation’s capital. Unrated. 2021.              

LB           13851    MY BROKEN LANGUAGE: A MEMOIR       HUDES, QUIARA ALEGRIA            

The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and co-writer of In the Heights reflects on her experiences growing up with her Puerto Rican family in Philadelphia. She explores her own sense of home, memory, and belonging, and recounts her fight to become an artist in order to capture the world she loved. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2021.             

LB           13863    IS THIS ANYTHING?         SEINFELD, JERRY              

The world-famous comedian and star of TV’s Seinfeld has selected his favorite material from his long career in stand-up and acting, organized decade by decade. The selections show the evolution of one of his comedy styles and insights into the unforgiving art of writing stand-up comedy. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2020.               

LB           13873    UNDER A WHITE SKY: THE NATURE OF THE FUTURE          KOLBERT, ELIZABETH     

Author of The Sixth Extinction (DB 78463) presents an examination of whether or not humans can change nature with the intent to save it. Uses case studies to illustrate points including work to preserve the world’s rarest fish, turning carbon emissions into stone, and genetically engineering corals. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13874    SPEAK, OKINAWA: A MEMOIR    BRINA, ELIZABETH MIKI, 1981-   

“A searing, deeply candid memoir about a young woman’s journey to understanding her complicated parents–her father a Vietnam veteran, her mother an Okinawan war bride–and her own, fraught cultural heritage. Elizabeth’s mother was working as a nightclub hostess on U.S.-occupied Okinawa when she met the American soldier who would become her husband. The language barrier and power imbalance that defined their early relationship followed them to the predominantly white, upstate New York suburb where they moved to raise their only daughter. There, Elizabeth grew up with the trappings of a typical American childhood and adolescence. Yet, even though she felt almost no connection to her mother’s distant home, she also felt out of place among her peers. Decades later, Elizabeth comes to recognize the shame and self-loathing that haunt both her and her mother, and attempts a form of reconciliation, not only to come to terms with the embattled dynamics of her family but also to reckon with the injustices that reverberate throughout the history of Okinawa and its people. Clear-eyed and profoundly humane, Speak, Okinawa is a startling accomplishment–a heartfelt exploration of identity, inheritance, forgiveness, and what it means to be an American”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2021.           

LB           13846    THERE PLANT EYES: A PERSONAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF BLINDNESS              GODIN, M. LEONA

A history of blindness across art, literature, and culture, exploring how blindness has been used throughout time as a metaphor for both ignorance and transcendence. Through detailed analysis and autobiographical examples, the author presents connections to the science of blindness, accessibility developments, and humanity’s larger understanding of the world. Includes supplemental material. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2021. Variant title: Personal and cultural history of blindness.

LB           13862    APPARENTLY THERE WERE COMPLAINTS               GLESS, SHARON

Memoir of actress famous for her roles in TV shows including Cagney and Lacey. She describes her complicated family, her struggles with alcoholism, and her fear of romantic commitment as well as her encounters with some of Hollywood’s biggest names. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13866    OTHER DR. GILMER: A MURDER, A MYSTERIOUS ILLNESS, AND AN UNLIKELY FIGHT FOR JUSTICE                 GILMER, BENJAMIN       

Fresh out of medical residency, Dr. Benjamin Gilmer joined a rural North Carolina clinic only to find that its previous doctor shared his last name. Dr. Vince Gilmer was loved and respected by the community–right up until he strangled his ailing father and then returned to the clinic for a regular week of work. Vince’s eventual arrest for murder shocked his patients. Could their beloved doctor be capable of such violence? The deeper Benjamin looked into Vince’s case, the more he became obsessed with discovering what pushed a good man toward darkness. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13856    SHE COME BY IT NATURAL: DOLLY PARTON AND THE WOMEN WHO LIVED HER SONGS    SMARSH, SARAH 

Explores how the music of Dolly Parton and other prominent women country artists has both reflected and validated the harsh realities of rural working-class American women. Shows Parton’s evolution as an artist, businesswoman, and icon. Some strong language. 2020.           

LB           13850    WHISTLEBLOWER: MY JOURNEY TO SILICON VALLEY AND FIGHT FOR JUSTICE AT UBER      FOWLER, SUSAN J.             

Former Uber employee chronicles her experiences working for the technology company, including the sexual harassment and retaliation she experienced as an entry-level engineer. Discusses her attempts to address issues within the workplace, going public, and continued harassment. Examines the impact on her life and career. Strong language and some violence. 2020. Variant title: Whistle Blower: My Journey to Silicon Valley and Fight for Justice at Uber.

LB           13849    LOVE LOCKDOWN: DATING, SEX, AND MARRIAGE IN AMERICA’S PRISONS              GREENWOOD, ELIZABETH, 1983-            

What is it like to fall in love through the bars of a prison cell? Elizabeth Greenwood spent five years investigating relationships between incarcerated people and their spouses on the outside. She profiled couples whose love through incarceration runs the gamut in terms of sexual orientation, race, and circumstances of their incarceration. A sort of Modern Love: Prison Edition, LOVE LOCKDOWN shows the authentic faces of the husbands and wives supporting some of the 2.3 million people incarcerated in the United States. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13881    FAIREST: A MEMOIR       TALUSAN, MEREDITH    

A coming-of-age memoir from a Filipino trans woman with albinism whose story travels from an immigrant childhood to navigating the complex spheres of race, class, sexuality, and more at Harvard. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2020.

LB           13883    ALL THAT SHE CARRIED: THE JOURNEY OF ASHLEY’S SACK, A BLACK FAMILY KEEPSAKE           MILES, TIYA, 1970-         

A historian traces the life of a simple cotton bag passed down through three generations of Black women. She describes the role the bag played in each of their lives, reflecting on the experiences of slavery and uncertain freedom that so many women faced. Unrated. 2021. Variant title: Journey of Ashley’s sack, a black family keepsake.          

LB           13893    PIGLET: HOW A DEAF BLIND PINK PUPPY FOUND HIS FAMILY        SHAPIRO, MELISSA

When Connecticut veterinarian Melissa Shapiro gets a call about a tiny deaf, blind puppy rescued from a hoarding situation in need of fostering, she doesn’t hesitate to say “yes.” Little does she know how that decision will transform her, her family, and legions of admirers destined to embrace the saga of the indomitable pink pup. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13917    QUEEN OF OUR TIMES: THE LIFE OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II                HARDMAN, ROBERT

“A definitive portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the seventieth anniversary of her reign by a renowned royal biographer.”–Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13918    CAPOTE’S WOMEN: A TRUE STORY OF LOVE, BETRAYAL, AND A SWAN SONG FOR AN ERA                LEAMER, LAURENCE       

“New York Times bestselling author Laurence Leamer reveals the complex web of relationships and scandalous true stories behind Truman Capote’s never-published final novel, Answered Prayers–the dark secrets, tragic glamour, and Capote’s ultimate betrayal of the group of female friends he called his “swans.””– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.    

LB           13922    FREE: TWO YEARS, SIX LIVES, AND THE LONG JOURNEY HOME      KESSLER, LAUREN            

“95 percent of the men and women who go to prison are eventually released. But then what? A gripping work of immersion reporting for readers of Evicted and Maid, Free shines a spotlight on the rollercoaster of re-entry: the exuberance of freedom, the rules and regulations that make you feel like you’re still in prison, the often dispiriting work of looking for employment and housing, and more. Veteran reporter Lauren Kessler follows six individuals whose diverse stories paint a portrait of the search for redemption that many former inmates face as they fight to rebuild their lives”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022

LB           13924    DAMN LUCKY: ONE MAN’S COURAGE DURING THE BLOODIEST MILITARY CAMPAIGN IN AVIATION HISTORY               MAURER, KEVIN              

“The incredible true story of John “Lucky” Luckadoo, who survived 25 missions as a B-17 Flying Fortress pilot in WWII. When Second Lieutenant John “Lucky” Luckadoo-a wide-eyed 21-year-old assigned to the Eighth Air Force’s 100th Bomb Group-arrived in England, “Axis Sally,” an American broadcaster employed by Nazi Germany to disseminate propaganda during World War II, welcomed his squadron by name. “This isn’t your war,” she told them. “You don’t have any business being here, but as long as you’re here we’re going to teach you a lesson.” And they did. Kevin Maurer’s Damn Lucky tells the true story of “Lucky” Luckadoo who flew some of the deadliest missions of World War II during the bloodiest military campaign in aviation history. Lucky served with the 100th Bomber Group during the early days of the bombing of France and Germany from England. His story starts with his quest to join the Royal Air Force with his best friend before the war, through 25 missions in combat over Germany to the one mission-a raid over Bremen-where Luckadoo felt like his luck had run out. The statistical chances for a heavy Bomber crew in Europe to be lost on a mission were 1-in-10. At a 25-mission tour of duty, statistically, once a flyer made it to 10 missions they were literally on borrowed time. Anyone who served a full tour and survived was remarkably lucky. Drawn from Lucky’s firsthand accounts, acclaimed war correspondent and bestselling author Kevin Maurer delves into this extraordinary tale, uncovering astonishing accounts of bravery during an epic clash in the skies over Nazi Germany”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.

JUVENILE FICTION

LB           13892    LION OF MARS  HOLM, JENNIFER L.         

Bell has spent his whole life–all eleven years of it–on Mars. When a virus breaks out in their colony and the grown-ups all fall ill, Bell and the other children are the only ones who can help. For grades 3-6. 2021.

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ADULT FICTION

LB           13800    DARKEST PLACE                MARGOLIN, PHILLIP       

Defense attorney–and former MMA fighter–Robin Lockwood is becoming known for her innovative and successful defense strategies. As a favor to a judge, she takes on a pro bono case. But this case has deep implications that will lead her to going home and getting involved in another case. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13801    THIRD GRAVE    JACKSON, LISA 

Crime writer Nikki and her police detective husband Reed are at odds over Nikki’s need to involve herself in police business after a hurricane reveals a hidden grave site. When DNA reveals the two bodies are of missing sisters, Nikki must find the third sister. Violence and strong language. 2021. Variant title: 3rd grave.   

LB           13799    WITH LOVE FROM LONDON         JIO, SARAH         

When Valentina Baker was only eleven years old, her mother, Eloise, unexpectedly fled to her native London, leaving Val and her father on their own in California. Now a divorced librarian in her thirties, Val receives word that Eloise has died, leaving Val her mother’s apartment and bookshop. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13802    SECRET OF SNOW            SHIPMAN, VIOLA            

When Sonny Dunes, a California meteorologist, is replaced by a virtual meteorologist that will never age or renegotiate its contract, the only station willing to give the fifty-year-old another shot is her northern Michigan hometown. She will have to get reacquainted with the freezing winters and face painful memories. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13803    MAGIC OF FOUND OBJECTS         DAWSON, MADDIE         

Phronsie Linnelle was conceived at Woodstock in a serendipitous liaison between a free-spirited hippie and a farmer’s son and was born with magical wonder flickering in her DNA and rationality knit into her bones. All her life she’s been torn between the two. But now that she’s been betrayed by both love and the mother she once idolized, her rational side is winning. So when her best friend from childhood proposes that they give up on romance and marry each other, Phronsie agrees. Who better to spend your life with than your best friend? Unrated. 2022.

LB           13804    SAINTS OF SWALLOW HILL            EVERHART, DONNA        

During the Great Depression, wretched labor camps crop up in remote areas of the expansive pine forests throughout the American South. Destitute workers live and toil under terrible conditions to harvest pine gum, hacking into tree trunks, drawing out the sticky sap that gives the Tar Heel State its nickname, and hauling it to stills to be refined into turpentine. Subsistence living means racking up huge debts they are forced to work off, creating an endless cycle of labor and debt. But for the most desperate among America’s vast unemployed, these camps are often the last and only option. Unrated. 2022.        

LB           13805    DEATH & TEXAS: A NOVEL OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER                 JOHNSTONE, WILLIAM W.           

The great state of Texas is a land of opportunity. For outlaws. And horse thieves. And cattle rustlers. Not to mention bank robbers, train robbers, and anything-that-ain’t-nailed-down robbers. The state’s governor, Richard B. Hubbard, is at the end of his rope. He wants to clean up Texas once and for all–and he’s desperate enough to try something crazy: hire a man who can do what the Texas Rangers can’t. Unrated. 2022.       

LB           13807    SHADOW BOX    RICE, LUANNE  

After artist Claire Beaudry Chase is attacked and left for dead in her home, she trusts no one–especially her governor-candidate husband, Griffin. The art installation she was preparing before the attack included an item that clearly accused Griffin of a twenty-five-year-old violent crime. Violence and strong language. 2021.         

LB           13808    VIOLENT STORM               JOHNSTONE, WILLIAM W.           

There’s a storm brewing in Oklahoma Territory, and this time, it’s deadly serious. Local cattle ranches are being targeted by Texas rustlers–and the only man who can keep it from turning into a bloodbath is U.S. Deputy Marshal Will Tanner. The newly married lawman hates to leave his beautiful bride Sophie, but duty calls–for better or worse. In Tanner’s experience, it’s usually worse. An unexpected confrontation with outlaws is just the bloody beginning. Then an escaped convict catches wind of the fact that Tanner killed his brother. Now Will’s really in the crosshairs. Tanner knows he’s riding straight into a perfect storm of vengeance and slaughter, with only one way to end it–a hailstorm of hot lead. Unrated. 2022. Related names: Johnstone, J.A., author.    

LB           13809    WHISPERING HEARTS     ANDREWS, V.C. (VIRGINIA C.)    

Renowned for her singing across the English countryside, Emma is tired of performing only in pubs and at church services. She’s determined to leave her misty hometown for the dazzling streets of New York City. She’ll become a Broadway star, or die trying. Her father, stubborn and full of rage, disowns her on the spot. But with her heart set on a glittering future that she’ll do anything to achieve, she walks out of the door and into a new life. But when she arrives, her fate is not what she imagined. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13811    ENEMY AT THE GATES    FLYNN, VINCE, 1966-2013             

CIA operative Mitch Rapp is tasked with a special assignment to protect the world’s first trillionaire, Nicholas Ward, while luring in the mole who is targeting Ward. Rapp and CIA director Irene Kennedy are dragged into the secretive world in which governments, multinational corporations, and the hyper-wealthy trade in power. Sequel to Total Power (DB 100955). Unrated. Bestseller. 2021. Variant title: At head of title: Vince Flynn. Related names:  Mills, Kyle, 1966- author.   

LB           13810    HONOR                 UMRIGAR, THRITY N.     

Indian American journalist Smita has reluctantly returned to India to cover a story. As she follows the case of Meena–a Hindu woman attacked for marrying a Muslim man–Smita comes face to face with a society where tradition carries more weight than one’s own heart. Violence and strong language. 2022.

LB           13812    MAGICIAN          TOIBIN, COLM, 1955-     

Fictional biography of writer Thomas Mann. In a provincial German city at the turn of the twentieth century, Thomas grows up with a conservative father and an unpredictable Brazilian mother. Young Mann hides his artistic aspirations from his father and his homosexual desires from everyone. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13813 CHASE     FOX, CANDICE  

In response to a hostage situation, more than six hundred inmates from the Pronghorn Correctional Facility–including those on death row–are released into the Nevada Desert. One, John Kradle, is searching for the truth behind what happened to his wife and son. Evading law enforcement, he tries to prove his innocence. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13814    LISTENING STILL                GRIFFIN, ANNE, 1969-   

Jeanie Masterson has a gift: she can hear the recently dead and give voice to their final wishes and revelations. Inherited from her father, this gift has enabled the family undertakers to flourish in their small Irish town. Yet she has always been uneasy about censoring some of the dead’s last messages to the living. Unsure, too, about the choice she made when she left school seventeen years ago: to stay or leave for a new life in London with her charismatic teenage sweetheart. So when Jeanie’s parents unexpectedly announce their plan to retire, she is jolted out of her limbo. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13817    TIDE OF THE MERMAID TEARS    MCCLURE, MARCIA LYNN           

Ember Taffee had always lived with her mother and sister in the little cottage by the sea. Her father had once lived there too, but the deep had claimed his life long ago. Still, her existence was a happy one, and Ember found joy, imagination, and respite in the sea and the trinkets it would leave for her on the sand. Unrated. 2022.     

LB           13818    BEYOND THE WIRE: A NOVEL OF AUSCHWITZ      SHIPMAN, JAMES D.      

October 1944: In the long, narrow undressing rooms in Auschwitz-Birkenau, prisoner Jakub Bak toils under the scrutiny of SS guards. Like other members of the Sonderkommando, Jakub was selected on arrival for an unthinkable job: sorting through the clothes of the dead and moving their bodies from the gas chambers to the crematoriums. In this hell within a hell, Jakub clings to the promise he made to his murdered father–to live, at any cost–and to the moments he is able to spend in the company of Anna, imprisoned in the women’s camp. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13819    LAST GREEN VALLEY: A NOVEL    SULLIVAN, MARK T.        

In late March 1944, as Stalin’s forces push into Ukraine, young Emil and Adeline Martel decide they must run in retreat from their land with murderous Nazi officers they despise to escape the Soviets and go in search of freedom. Strong language and some violence. 2021.           

LB           13820    ACCOMPLICE: A NOVEL LUTZ, LISA          

Charmingly privileged Owen Mann and cautiously secretive Luna Grey become best friends in college. They are so close, people wonder why they aren’t a couple. They’re still best friends when Luna finds Owen’s wife brutally murdered. Luna must confront secrets of their past to find the truth. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13821    FASTEST WAY TO FALL   WILLIAMS, DENISE, 1982-             

Britta Colby works for a lifestyle website, assigned to write about her experience with a hot new body-positive fitness app that includes personal coaching. It’s an opportunity to prove she should write for the site full time, but her coach is the CEO of the company behind the app. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13822    LIVING AND THE LOST    FELDMAN, ELLEN, 1941-               

Millie (Meike) Mosbach and her brother, David, manage to escape to the States just before Kristallnacht, leaving their parents and little sister in Berlin. Millie attends Bryn Mawr on a special scholarship for non-Aryan German girls and graduates to a magazine job in Philadelphia. David enlists in the army and is eventually posted to the top-secret Camp Ritchie in Maryland, which trains German-speaking men for intelligence work. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13824    TO THE RIVER’S END: A NOVEL OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER       JOHNSTONE, WILLIAM W.

Luke Ransom was just eighteen years old when he answered an ad in a St. Louis newspaper that would change his life forever. The American Fur Company needed one hundred enterprising men to travel up the Missouri River–the longest in North America–all the way to its source. They would hunt and trap furs for one, two, or three years. Along the way, they would face unimaginable hardships: grueling weather, wild animals, hunger, exhaustion, and hostile attacks by the Blackfeet and Arikara. Luke Ransom was one of the brave men chosen for the job — and one of the few to survive… Unrated. 2021.         

LB           13825    TO HAVE AND TO HOAX                 WATERS, MARTHA, 1988-             

Five years ago, Lady Violet Grey and Lord James Audley met, fell in love, and got married. Four years ago, they had a fight to end all fights, and have barely spoken since. Unrated. 2021.         

LB           13826    ISLAND      MCKINTY, ADRIAN    

After moving from a small country town to Seattle, Heather Baxter marries Tom, a widowed doctor with a young son and teenage daughter. A working vacation overseas seems like the perfect way to bring the new family together, but once they’re deep in the Australian outback, the jet-lagged and exhausted kids are so over their new mom. When they discover remote Dutch Island, off-limits to outside visitors, the family talks their way onto the ferry. But as soon as they set foot on the island, which is run by a tightly knit clan of locals, everything feels wrong. Then a shocking accident propels the Baxters from an unsettling situation into an absolute nightmare. Unrated. 2022.       

LB           13830    FIRE MOUNTAIN AND OTHER SURVIVAL STORIES: A FIVE STAR QUARTET                 SWEAZY, LARRY D.

Contains “The Buffalo Trace” by Larry D. Sweazy, “Two Old Comanches” by Johnny D. Boggs, “Fire Mountain” by Michael Zimmer, and “Bloodline” by Matthew P. Mayo. Unrated. 2021.  

LB           13823    AMERICAN ODYSSEY: A GHOST RIFLE WESTERN                  MCCOY, MAX    

Ten years have passed since Jack Picaro lost his Ghost Rifle — the firearm he invented, the one that never missed its target. The loss of the rifle calmed the hellraiser in his soul. Instead of returning to the gambling halls and whiskey bars of St. Louis, Jack has spent the last decade as a fur trapper in Wyoming’s Wild River Range, married to Sky, the daughter of an Arikara war chief, and father of two. Unrated. 2022.          

LB           13599    CITY OF THE DEAD                      KELLERMAN, JONATHAN 

Two burly movers are heading back into Los Angeles from the dusty wasteland of Ojai when they hit a man–a naked man who appears out of nowhere. Master detective Milo Sturgis is called to the scene and senses immediately that something is amiss. Milo realizes there’s no way to identify this body. There’s no ID. The victim could be anybody. And that’s when Milo calls upon psychologist Alex Delaware. Unrated. 2022. 

LB           13598    COWBOY AND THE SCALLYWAG                 TYLER, BEN        

Coley Briggs is a 34-year-old cattleman in 1881 Kansas who finds himself faced with mounting debts at his Circle B Ranch. The former Dodge City lawman must quickly find a way to fill the ranch’s coffers or lose the spread. Briggs’s fortunes take an unexpected turn when he encounters a young woman named Anna Holden who is on a dangerous personal mission. Anna makes Briggs an offer that could be the solution to his problems, but can he trust the beautiful, secretive Anna? Unrated. 2021.            

LB           13603    AUTOPSY: A SCARPETTA NOVEL                 CORNWELL, PATRICIA DANIELS 

Forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta is returning to Virginia as the chief medical examiner. Neglect and corruption plague the agency, but her attention is soon captured by the murder of a woman close to her own neighborhood. A catastrophe in outer space causes her to be called to the White House. Strong language and some violence. 2021.               

LB           13604    BLACK CAKE        WILKERSON, CHARMAINE           

In present-day California, Eleanor Bennett’s death leaves behind a puzzling inheritance for her two estranged children, Byron and Benny: a traditional Caribbean black cake and a voice recording. In the message, she shares the story of escaping her island home under suspicion of murder. Unrated. Bestseller. 2022. 

LB           13605    DISAPPEARED: A JOE PICKETT NOVEL       BOX, C.J.             

Wyoming’ s new governor has a job for Joe Pickett that is extremely delicate. A prominent female British executive never came home from a high-end guest ranch, and the British Embassy is pressing hard. Meanwhile, Joe’s friend Nate Romanowski has asked him to intervene with the feds on behalf of falconers. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2018.

LB           13596    BRIDES OF MARACOOR MAGUIRE, GREGORY     

Elphaba’s granddaughter, Rain, washes ashore on a foreign island. Comatose from crashing into the sea, Rain is taken in by a community of single women committed to obscure devotional practices. As the mainland of Maracoor sustains an assault by a foreign navy, the island’s civil-servant overseer struggles to understand how an alien arriving on the shores of Maracoor could threaten the stability and wellbeing of an entire nation. Is it myth or magic at work, for good or for ill? Unrated. 2021.

LB           13597    BURNING QUESTIONS: ESSAYS AND OCCASIONAL PIECES, 2004-2021         ATWOOD, MARGARET, 1939-               

A new collection of essays from Margaret Atwood, the internationally acclaimed, award-winning author of The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments. Unrated. 2022.    

LB           13593    FAMILY YOU MAKE          SHALVIS, JILL     

During a huge snowstorm, Levi is stranded on a ski lift with a beautiful stranger named Jane. Thinking he is going to die, he calls his mother and impulsively tells her Jane is his girlfriend. When they survive the storm, Levi convinces Jane they need to pretend to be together. Unrated. 2022.            

LB           13607    FIND ME                        BURKE, ALAFAIR    

She calls herself Hope Miller, but she has no idea who she actually is. Fourteen years ago, she was found in a small New Jersey town thrown from an overturned vehicle, with no clue to her identity. Doctors assumed her amnesia was a temporary side effect of her injuries, but she never regained her memory. Hope eventually started a new life with a new name in a new town that welcomed her, yet always wondered what she may have left behind, or been running from… Unrated. 2022.

LB           13594    EVERY   EGGERS, DAVE 

When the world’s largest search engine/social media company, The Circle, merges with the planet’s dominant e-commerce site, it creates the richest and most dangerous-and, oddly enough, most beloved-monopoly ever known: The Every. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13591    ONE NIGHT ON THE ISLAND               SILVER, JOSIE              

For her thirtieth birthday, dating columnist Cleo Wilder has booked a stay on a remote Irish island, where she can think about her love life and her career. Unfortunately, a mix-up with the bookings means Mack Sullivan also is expecting to stay at the one-room hideaway. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13592    GAME OF FEAR                  TODD, CHARLES

Spring, 1921. Scotland Yard sends Inspector Ian Rutledge to the sea-battered village of Walmer on the coast of Essex, where amongst the salt flats and a military airfield lies Benton Abbey, a grand manor with a storied past. The lady of the house may prove his most bewildering witness yet. She claims she saw a violent murder–but there is no body, no blood. She also insists she recognized the killer: Captain Nelson. Only it could not have been Nelson because he died during the war. Some violence and some strong language. 2022.

LB           13608    HORSEWOMAN: A NOVEL            PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

Maggie Atwood and her daughter Becky McCabe, both champion horse riders, vowed never to go up against each other in competitions–until the ones leading to the Paris Olympics. Both share the same dream to be the best horsewoman in the world. Unrated. Bestseller. 2022. Related names: Lupica, Mike, author.         

LB           13584    STEAL    PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

When the son of the founder of the world’s largest hedge fund is thought to have committed suicide, but a body hasn’t been found, his father, believing that he is still alive, turns to Dylan Reinhart for help, drawing him into a world of multi-million-dollar secrets and danger. Unrated. Bestseller. 2022.      

LB           13590    SILVERVIEW       LE CARRE, JOHN, 1931-2020        

Julian Lawndsley has left a high-flying job in the city for a simpler life running a bookshop in a small English seaside town. A few months later, he is approached by a Polish emigre with dangerous knowledge of Julian’s family. Julian is soon approached by a spy chief. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13620    RECITATIF: A STORY         MORRISON, TONI           

In this short story, two childhood best friends find each other again as adults. Despite contrasting perspectives on everything, the bond of their shared experiences persists. While racial identity is crucial in their relationship, coding to allow readers to identify which woman is white and which is Black is removed. Unrated. 1983. Related names: Smith, Zadie, writer of introduction.     

LB           13615    MIDIGHT LOCK: A LINCOLN RHYME NOVEL            DEAVER, JEFFERY             

When a woman wakes to find that her supposedly impregnable door lock was picked and her personal items rearranged while she slept, the police learn the act is a message of forthcoming carnage. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are brought in to investigate, but they run into roadblocks. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13622    RULE OF THE HIGH PLAINS: A FRANK RULE WESTERN COLLECTION             DAVIS, JOHN NEELY        

The Rio Grande Valley of the New Mexico Territory and the High Plains of Texas for decades were the domain of Comancheros and marauding bands of renegade Indians. Frank Rule, his wife, Ellen, and their family live in the lawless land near the Rio Grande. Frank is not the average cowboy. Short, bald, and bespectacled, he could easily be mistaken for a clerk in some unsuccessful dry-goods store in a dried-up, godforsaken town… Unrated. 2022.

LB           13621    RUN, ROSE, RUN               PARTON, DOLLY

Every song tells a story. She’s a star on the rise, singing about the hard life behind her. She’s also on the run. Find a future, lose a past. Nashville could be the place she claims her destiny-or where her yesterdays collide with her tomorrows. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2022. Related names:  Patterson, James, 1947- author.       

LB           13616    NINE LIVES          SWANSON, PETER, 1968-              

Nine strangers receive a list with their names on it in the mail. Nothing else, just a list of names on a single sheet of paper. None of the nine people know or have ever met the others on the list. They dismiss it as junk mail, a fluke–until very, very bad things begin happening to people on the list. Could there be some dark secret that binds them all together? Or is this the work of a murderous madman? Unrated. 2022.  

LB           13831    BLOOD ON THE TRAIL: A JEREMIAH HALSTEAD WESTERN MCCAULEY, TERRENCE  

Silver Cloud, Montana. A mining town welcome to all seeking to make their fortune. And a place where a lawman has to watch his back before some hardcase empties his pistol into it. Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeremiah Halstead is escorting notorious outlaw John Hudson across the territory for trial when he’s ambushed by a pack of Hudson’s men anxious to rescue their partner from his custody. Unrated. 2022.     

LB           13835    MURDER IN THE EAST END           ASHLEY, JENNIFER          

When young cook Kat Holloway learns that the children of London’s Foundling Hospital are mysteriously disappearing and one of their nurses has been murdered, she can’t turn away. She enlists the help of her charming and enigmatic confidant Daniel McAdam, who has ties to Scotland Yard, and Errol Fielding, a disreputable man from Daniel’s troubled past, to bring the killer to justice. Their investigation takes them from the grandeur of Mayfair to the slums of the East End, during which Kat learns more about Daniel and his circumstances than she ever could have imagined. Unrated. 2020. 

LB           13834    HADLEY AND GRACE        REDFEARN, SUZANNE  

Needing to escape her abusive marriage, Hadley flees with her two kids, knowing it might be her only chance. A woman who can’t even kill a spider, Hadley soon finds herself pushed to the limits as she fights to protect her family. Unrated. 2022. 

LB           13836    WHEN THE MISSOURI RAN RED: A NOVEL OF THE CIVIL WAR         WOOLARD, JIM R.

Autumn, 1864. Rebel bushwhackers have seized and looted a small town in Missouri. Wounded and left for dead by his half-brother, seventeen-year-old Owen Wainwright is captured and conscripted by the Confederate Army. As the troops’ blacksmith, he witnesses the horrors of war firsthand: the savagery of General Selby’s Iron Brigade, the massacres of Union troops, the bloody battles at Lexington, Westport, and Mine Creek. Against all odds, Owen survives with the help of an unlikely ally–a new friend in arms and the only person he trusts. But if fate is cruel, war can be crueler… Unrated. 2022.

LB           13600    CHOCTAW TRAIL               LEWIS, PRESTON             

Killing time in his garden outside Fort Smith, Arkansas retired US Marshal Doyle Hardy has softened up some. The brutal double murder in Shacktown shapes him up fast. Suddenly, re-deputized, he follows a trail that snakes from owlhoot whorehouses to moonshine shacks, dogged by vicious outlaws with old scores to settle. Riding the treacherous Choctaw Trail, he is sworn to ferret out the heartless killer, the hell-raiser who will force him to face the hardest truth and make the toughest choices. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13618    PARIS APARTMENT         FOLEY, LUCY (NOVELIST)              

Jess needs a fresh start. She’s broke and alone, and she’s just left her job under less than ideal circumstances. Her half-brother Ben didn’t sound thrilled when she asked if she could crash with him for a bit, but he didn’t say no, and surely everything will look better from Paris. Only when she shows up–to find a very nice apartment, could Ben really have afforded this–he’s not there. The longer Ben stays missing, the more Jess starts to dig into her brother’s situation, and the more questions she has… Unrated. Bestseller. 2022.   

LB           13609    INVISIBLE            STEEL, DANIELLE              

As a child, Antonia Adams learned that the only way to feel safe is to be invisible. Her love of the movies turns into a summer job at a Hollywood studio. There, a famous British filmmaker notices her, and suddenly she can remain invisible no longer. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13583    VIOLETA               ALLENDE, ISABEL             

Violeta comes into the world on a stormy day in 1920, the first girl in a family of five boisterous sons. From the start, her life will be marked by extraordinary events, for the ripples of the Great War are still being felt, even as the Spanish flu arrives on the shores of her South American homeland almost at the moment of her birth… Unrated. 2022.

LB           13612    LOUISIANA LUCKY           PENNELL, JULIE

Lexi, Callie, and Hanna Breaux grew up in small-town Louisiana, and have always struggled to make ends meet. For years, they’ve been playing the lottery, fantasizing about how much better life would be if they had the money. When the incredible happens and the Breaux sisters hit it big–$204 million dollars big–all their dreams come true. Or so they think. Unrated. 2022.           

LB           13595    VIOLIN CONSPIRACY       SLOCUMB, BRENDAN    

Ray McMillian loves playing the violin more than anything, and nothing will stop him from pursuing his dream of becoming a professional musician. Not his mother, who thinks he should get a real job, not the fact that he can’t afford a high-caliber violin, not the racism inherent in the classical music world. And when he makes the startling discovery that his great-grandfather’s fiddle is actually a priceless Stradivarius, his star begins to rise… Unrated. 2022.               

LB           13614    MAID: A NOVEL                 PROSE, NITA      

Twenty-five-year-old Molly Gray doesn’t interact well with the world and misses her gran who codified it for her. She has gotten a job as a hotel maid and revels in her orderly duties. When she discovers a dead body in a room, Molly must unravel the real killer’s identity. Unrated. Bestseller. 2022.

LB           13586    WAHALA              MAY, NIKKI        

A debut novel of female friendship following three Anglo-Nigerian best friends and the lethally glamorous fourth woman who infiltrates their group. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13619    PARIS DETECTIVE: THREE DETECTIVE LUC MONCRIEF THRILLERS                  PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-               

Three stories featuring French detective Luc Moncrief who transfers to the NYPD for a fresh start in “French Kiss.” In “The Christmas Mystery,” he must uncover the thief behind the disappearance of priceless paintings. Moncrief investigates the sudden deaths of women in department stores in “French Twist.” Unrated. 2021. Related names:  DiLallo, Richard, author.

LB           13582    TOBACCO WIVES              MYERS, ADELE  

In 1946 North Carolina, seamstress Maddie Sykes, a dressmaker for Bright Leaf’s most influential women–the wives of powerful tobacco executives, uncovers dangerous truths about this lucrative industry in a place where everyone depends on Big Tobacco to survive. Unrated. 2022.          

LB           13611    MAGNOLIA PLACE           DAVIS, FIONA   

Eight months since losing her mother in the Spanish flu outbreak of 1919, twenty-one-year-old artists’ model Lillian Carter’s life has completely fallen apart. When her modeling work dries up and she needs a safe haven, Lillian takes a job as a private secretary for the wealthy Frick family. Unrated. 2022.      

ADULT NON-FICTION

LB           13806    HOW TO STITCH AN AMERICAN DREAM: A STORY OF FAMILY, FAITH & THE POWER OF GIVING         DOAN, JENNY, 1957-      

How to Stitch an American Dream recounts Jenny Doan’s journey from raising a family and crafting a life built on faith, love, and laughter to fulfilling her dream of launching the Missouri Star Quilt Company–and revitalizing a small town along the way. 2022. Related names:  Dagostino, Mark, author. 

LB           13815    HAPPY-GO-LUCKY                SEDARIS, DAVID

Back when restaurant menus were still printed on paper, and wearing a mask—or—not was a decision made mostly on Halloween, David Sedaris spent his time doing normal things. As Happy-Go-Lucky opens, he is learning to shoot guns with his sister, visiting muddy flea markets in Serbia, buying gummy worms to feed to ants, and telling his nonagenarian father wheelchair jokes. But then the pandemic hits, and like so many others, he’s stuck in lockdown, unable to tour and read for audiences, the part of his work he loves most. Strong language. Bestseller. 2022.        

LB           13816    END OF CRAVING: RECOVERING THE LOST WISDOM OF EATING WELL       SCHATZKER, MARK

For the last fifty years, we have been fighting a losing war on food. We have cut fat, reduced carbs, eliminated sugar, and attempted every conceivable diet only to find that eighty-eight million American adults are prediabetic, more than a hundred million have high blood pressure, and nearly half now qualify as obese. The harder we try to control what we eat, the more unhealthy we become. Why? Unrated. 2022.        

LB           13827    POET WARRIOR                 HARJO, JOY        

In the second memoir from the first Native American to serve as US poet laureate, Joy Harjo invites us to travel along the heartaches, losses, and humble realizations of her “poet-warrior” road. Unrated. 2022.           

LB           13828    LAST DIVING HORSE IN AMERICA: RESCUING GAMAL AND OTHER ANIMALS–LESSONS IN LIVING AND LOVING BRANIGAN, CYNTHIA A.

It was the signature attraction of Atlantic City’s Steel Pier from the 1930s to the 1970s, the golden age of “America’s Favorite Playground” Doc Carver’s High Diving Horses. Four times a day, seven days a week, a trained horse wearing only a harness ran up a ramp, a diving girl jumped on its back, and they both sailed forty feet through the air, plunging into a ten-foot-deep tank of water. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13829    KING RICHARD: NIXON AND WATERGATE: AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY           DOBBS, MICHAEL, 1950-               

In January 1973, Richard Nixon had just been inaugurated after winning re-election in a historic landslide. But by April 1973, his presidency had fallen apart as the Watergate scandal metastasized into what White House counsel John Dean called “a full-blown cancer.” Unrated. 2021.

LB           13601    CALL US WHAT WE CARRY: POEMS           GORMAN, AMANDA, 1998-         

A collection of more than seventy poems written by National Youth Poet Laureate and New York Times bestselling author Amanda Gorman. Reflects on the past, present, and future, exploring history, language, identity, grief, and hope. Includes The Hill We Climb, which was read during the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden, in 2021. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13606    EMOTIONAL: HOW FEELINGS SHAPE OUR THINKING        MLODINOW, LEONARD, 1954-   

How can you connect better with others? How can you make sense of your frustration, fear, and anxiety? What can you do to live a happier life? The answers lie in understanding your emotions. Journeying from the labs of pioneering scientists to real-world scenarios that have flirted with disaster, Mlodinow shows us how our emotions can help, why they sometimes hurt, and what we can learn in both instances. Unrated. 2022.   

LB           13602    ATLAS OF THE HEART: MAPPING MEANINGFUL CONNECTION AND THE LANGUAGE OF HUMAN EXPERIENCE       BROWN, BRENE

The author of Rising Strong (DB 82324) looks at eighty-seven of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human. As she maps the necessary skills and an actionable framework for meaningful connection, she gives readers tools to access a universe of new choices. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13587    WHEN A KILLER CALLS: A HAUNTING STORY OF MURDER, CRIMINAL PROFILING, AND JUSTICE IN A SMALL TOWN    DOUGLAS, JOHN E.         

From John Douglas–the legendary FBI criminal profiler, #1 New York Times bestselling author, and inspiration for the Netflix show Mindhunter–comes a chilling journey inside the mind and crimes of Larry Gene Bell, one of the most dangerous serial killers Douglas confronted, and the desperate effort to identify and catch him. Unrated. 2022.   

LB           13589    SOUTH TO AMERICA       PERRY, IMANI, 1972-      

The author of May We Forever Stand (DB 96961) journeys through the history, rituals, and landscapes of the American South, providing arguments for why understanding the South is crucial to understanding America. She relays the stories of immigrant communities, artists, enslaved peoples, unsung heroes, and others. Unrated. Bestseller. 2022.               

LB           13832    CONCEPCION: AN IMMIGRANT FAMILY’S FORTUNES        SAMAHA, ALBERT           

Nearing the age at which his mother had migrated to the U.S., part of the wave of non-Europeans who arrived after immigration quotas were relaxed in 1965, Albert Samaha began to question the ironclad belief in a better future that had inspired her family to uproot themselves from their birthplace. As a rising tide of inequality and discrimination threatened to engulf her, her brother Spanky–a rising pop star back in Manila, now working as a luggage handler at San Francisco airport, his singing carrying no farther than a restaurant on Fisherman’s Wharf–and others of their generation, he wondered whether their decision to abandon a middle-class existence in the Philippines had been worth the cost. Unrated. 2021.  

LB           13833    ARBORNAUT: A LIFE DISCOVERING THE EIGHTH CONTINENT IN THE TREES ABOVE US LOWMAN, MARGARET       

Biologist presents her experiences researching forests in Australia, the United States, Scotland, Malaysia, India, and Ethiopia. Discusses the work she does as a field researcher, the role of trees and forests in combatting climate change, and the different types of arboreal ecosystems. 2021. Variant title: Life discovering the eighth continent in the trees above us.            

LB           13610    KILLING CRAZY HORSE: THE MERCILESS INDIAN WARS IN AMERICA            O’REILLY, BILL    

The authors of Killing Reagan (DB83693) and Killing the SS (DB 92889) recount the clashes between Native Americans and encroaching settlers that raged for decades. They describe Jackson’s battles with the Creek Nation, Monroe’s “sea to shining sea” policy, the Trail of Tears, and more. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2020. Related names: Dugard, Martin, author.               

LB           13613    MEASURE OF A MAN: A SPIRITUAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY       POITIER, SIDNEY              

The first African American actor to win an Oscar recalls his idyllic childhood in the Bahamas, his move to Florida at age fifteen, his early struggles to establish an acting career, and his later successes. Poitier reflects on the family values, ethics and integrity that sustain him. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2007.      

LB           13588    SCOUNDREL: HOW A CONVICTED MURDERER PERSUADED THE WOMEN WHO LOVED HIM, THE CONSERVATIVE ESTABLISHMENT, AND THE COURTS TO SET HIM FREE      WEINMAN, SARAH         

In the 1960s, Edgar Smith, on New Jersey’s death row for the murder of teenager Victoria Zielinski, struck up a correspondence with National Review founder William F. Buckley, Jr., beginning a bizarre, tragic tale of midcentury America. Sarah Weinman’s Scoundrel leads readers through the twists of fate and fortune that brought Smith to freedom, celebrity, and eventually prison for attempted murder of another woman. 2022.            

LB           13617    LOST & FOUND: A MEMOIR         SCHULZ, KATHRYN          

Eighteen months before Kathryn Schulz’s beloved father died, she met the woman she would marry. In Lost & Found, she weaves the stories of those relationships into an exploration of how all our lives are shaped by loss and discovery–from the maddening disappearance of everyday objects to the sweeping devastations of war, pandemic, and natural disaster; from finding new planets to falling in love. Unrated. 2022.          

JUVENILE FICTION

LB           13585    THREE KEYS: A FRONT DESK NOVEL          YANG, KELLY      

Mia Tang is excited about the new school year. Her family just purchased the Calivista Motel and Mia gets to run the front desk with her best friend, Lupe in her spare time! But as it turns out, sixth grade is no picnic. Sequel to Front Desk (DB 91215). 2020.

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ADULT FICTION

LB           13515    JUDGE’S LIST      GRISHAM, JOHN              

Lacy Stoltz, from The Whistler (DB 86026), is thinking about leaving the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct when she’s contacted by Jeri Crosby. Jeri’s father was murdered twenty years ago and believes a current judge was behind it. Lacy must discover the truth. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13516    JEALOUSY MAN AND OTHER STORIES      NESBO, JO, 1960-             

Collection of twelve mystery and suspense short stories by the author of the Harry Hole series. In the title story, a detective from Athens is called to a holiday island to investigate a man suspected of murdering his twin. Unrated. 2021. Related names:  Ferguson, Robert, 1948- translator.           

LB           13517    JAILHOUSE LAWYER        PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

Attorney Martha Foster takes a new job as public defender for Douglas County, Alabama, after the apparent suicide of the previous officeholder. As she digs into her caseload, she discovers rotten happenings with the cases that appear before one judge. She soon ends up in jail. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021. Related names: Allen, Nancy (Lawyer), author.

LB           13518    IT’S BETTER THIS WAY: A NOVEL                MACOMBER, DEBBIE     

Six years after a difficult divorce, Julia is approaching sixty and downsizing into a condo that she hopes will be a new start. She doesn’t want a man in her life, but can’t help but be drawn to Heath, a new resident in her building. 2021.               

LB           13522    MATRIX                GROFF, LAUREN              

Cast out of the royal court by Eleanor of Aquitaine and deemed too coarse for marriage or courtly life, seventeen-year-old Marie de France is sent to England in 1158 to an impoverished abbey. She grows to love her new life and, as abbess, transforms the community. 2021.

LB           13523    LONE STAR LAW                L’AMOUR, LOUIS, 1908-1988       

Louis L’Amour and Elmer Kelton are among the 12 acclaimed Western storytellers whose work is collected in this anthology featuring stories about the Texas Rangers, spanning from the 1820s to the early part of the 20th century. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13525    ROBERT LUDLUM’S THE BOURNE TREACHERY      FREEMAN, BRIAN, 1963-               

Three years ago, Jason Bourne and his then partner Nova failed to stop the assassin known as Lennon. Nova has since died, and Bourne is called in for a new Treadstone mission–to prevent another assassination masterminded by Lennon. Sequel to The Bourne Evolution (DB 100514). Unrated. 2021. Variant title: Bourne treachery. Related names:  Ludlum, Robert, 1927-2001, creator.      

LB           13520    NOISE   PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

Sixteen-year-old Tennant and her eight-year-old sister Sophie live in the shadow of Mount Hood with their father. While out checking rabbit traps one day, they hear a strange vibration that scarily intensifies. Their father drops them into a storm cellar. Tennant and Sophie may be humanity’s only hope. Unrated. 2021. Related names:  Barker, J. D. (Jonathan Dylan), 1971- author.

LB           13519    NINE LIVES          STEEL, DANIELLE              

On her own and feeling a sense of adventure for the first time, Maggie Kelly embarks on a whirlwind trip around the globe–bringing her face-to-face with the very same irresistible, thrill-seeking man she’s spent thirty years trying to forget. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2021.               

LB           13514    LINCOLN HIGHWAY             TOWLES, AMOR

In June 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he served time for involuntary manslaughter. He plans to head to California with his little brother, but two friends who escaped from the farm have their own plan. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.          

LB           13533    YOU CAN RUN: A NOVEL               CLEVELAND, KAREN       

CIA analyst Jill Bailey receives a call that changes everything. Her son has been kidnapped. All she has to do to save him is to endanger her country. She teams up with investigative journalist Alex Charles to uncover a vast conspiracy that threatens all. Unrated. 2021.             

LB           13528    VELVET WAS THE NIGHT               MORENO-GARCIA, SILVIA            

Mexico City, 1971. Maite is a secretary who lives for the next issue of Secret Romance. She envies the apparent intrigue and romance of her next-door neighbor Leonora. But when Leonora disappears, Maite searches for her. Maite’s path crosses with criminal Elvis, who is also hunting Leonora. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13530    TURNOUT           ABBOTT, MEGAN E., 1971-           

Sisters Dara and Marie Durant have been dancers since before they can remember. After their mother’s tragic, accidental death, they took over her studio and have been running it with Dara’s husband, Charlie. As the school’s annual performance of The Nutcracker approaches, their delicate balance is threatened. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13524    SLOW FIRE BURNING     HAWKINS, PAULA           

When a young man is gruesomely murdered in a London houseboat, three women who knew him find themselves embroiled in the investigation. Laura is the one-night stand last seen in the home. Carla is his grief-stricken aunt. Miriam is his nosy neighbor. Each has secrets she’s hiding. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13521    NIGHT MUSIC    MOYES, JOJO, 1969-       

The Spanish House is known to locals as a derelict architectural folly. When its reclusive owner dies without a will, the Spanish House is left to his city-dwelling niece. For the recently-widowed Isabel, the house is a potential lifeline. For her neighbor Matt McCarthy, the house is revenge. Unrated. 2008.          

LB           13490    WHAT STRANGE PARADISE          EL AKKAD, OMAR, 1982-               

Bodies wash up on the shores of a small island after another dilapidated ship sinks under the weight of its passengers. Syrians, Ethiopians, Egyptians, Lebanese, Palestinians–all desperate to escape untenable lives in their homelands. But miraculously, nine-year-old Amir has survived the passage and is rescued by local teen Vänna. Unrated. 2021.     

LB           13750    LIGHTNING IN A MIRROR              KRENTZ, JAYNE ANN      

Olivia LeClair’s experiment with speed dating is not going well. First, there was the date from hell who tried to murder her; and now, the mysterious Harlan Rancourt sits down at her table and tells her she’s the only one who can help him locate the legendary Vortex lab. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13748    AFRAID                 JACKSON, LISA 

Lucy Champagne was sent to St. Cecilia’s after her movie-star mother was brutally attacked by her sleazy boyfriend, Ray Watkins. Lucy’s damning testimony landed Ray a twenty-five-year sentence. But now, Ray is free. And he’s going to find Lucy and make her pay, no matter how far and how fast she runs… Unrated. 2022.             

LB           13751    FEAR THY NEIGHBOR      MICHAELS, FERN             

At twenty-nine, Alison Marshall is ready to find a place to call home. When she reaches beautiful Palmetto Island, she thinks she may have found it. On a hunch, she contacts the island’s only realtor, and learns that an old beach house is on the market. At first, home is everything she hoped it would be. But as days turn into weeks, she uncovers a dark side to this supposedly peaceful haven. The locals have a secret, and once Alison discovers what it is, she faces a stark choice. She can stay and join them–or escape. But leaving brings its own risks, and Alison is starting to wonder if coming to Palmetto Island is the last mistake she’ll ever make. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13763    KILLING FLOOR          CHILD, LEE 

Transient Jack Reacher, a former military cop, is arrested in Margrave, Georgia, as a suspect in a double homicide. He learns that one of the victims is his brother, a U.S. Treasury Department agent. After being cleared he stays in town to seek revenge. Violence and strong language. 2010.          

LB           13761    CANDY HOUSE                   EGAN, JENNIFER              

The Candy House opens with the staggeringly brilliant Bix Bouton, whose company, Mandala, is so successful that he is “one of those tech demi-gods with whom we’re all on a first name basis.” Bix is 40, with four kids, restless, desperate for a new idea, when he stumbles into a conversation group, mostly Columbia professors, one of whom is experimenting with downloading or “externalizing” memory. It’s 2010. Within a decade, Bix’s new technology, “Own Your Unconscious”–that allows you access to every memory you’ve ever had, and to share every memory in exchange for access to the memories of others–has seduced multitudes. But not everyone. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13762    END OF GETTING LOST                   KIRMAN, ROBIN

The year is 1996 — a time before cell phones, status updates, and location tags — when you could still travel to a remote corner of the world and disappear, if you chose to do so. This is where we meet Gina Reinhold and Duncan Lowy, a young artistic couple madly in love, traveling around Europe on a romantic adventure. It’s a time both thrilling and dizzying for Gina, whose memories are hazy following a head injury — and the growing sense that the man at her side, her one companion on this strange continent, is keeping secrets from her. Unrated. 2022.   

LB           13764    FAMILY AFFAIR CARR, ROBYN    

Anna McNichol is at the peak of her career and ready to focus on her future. But when her husband dies suddenly, Anna’s carefully constructed world falls apart. The mysterious young woman at the memorial service confirms her husband had been keeping secrets, and Anna is determined to get to the truth. For once, she doesn’t have the answers. Her kids are struggling with their grief, her mother’s health is in decline and Anna needs closure. Faced with one challenge after another, she finds support from an unexpected source. And as she puts her life back together, Anna realizes the McNichols may not be perfect but they’ll always be family, and family is forever. Unrated. 2022.               

LB           13767    THEY CAN’T TAKE YOUR NAME       JUSTICE, ROBERT         

What happens to a dream deferred–especially when an innocent man’s life hangs in the balance? Langston Brown is running out of time and options for clearing his name and escaping death row. Wrongfully convicted of the gruesome Mother’s Day Massacre, he prepares to face his death. His final hope for salvation lies with his daughter, Liza, an artist who dreamed of a life of music and song but left the prestigious Juilliard School to pursue a law degree with the intention of clearing her father’s name. Unrated. 2022.  

LB           13768    TACOS FOR TWO              ST. AMANT, BETSY          

Rory Perez, a food truck owner who can’t cook, is struggling to keep the business she inherited from her aunt out of the red–and an upcoming contest during Modest’s annual food truck festival seems the best way to do it. The prize money could finally give her a solid financial footing and keep her cousin with special needs paid up at her beloved assisted living home. Then maybe Rory will have enough time to meet the man she’s been talking to via an anonymous online dating site. Unrated. 2021.                    

LB           13770    UNDER COLOR OF LAW                 CLARK, AARON PHILIP   

Black rookie cop Trevor “Finn” Finnegan aspires to become a top-ranking officer in the Los Angeles Police Department and fix a broken department. A fast-track promotion to detective in the coveted Robbery-Homicide Division puts him closer to achieving his goal. Unrated. 2022.          

LB           13771    SILENT SISTERS                  DUGONI, ROBERT           

After a harrowing escape from Russian agents on his last mission, Charles Jenkins thinks he’s finally done with the spy game. But then the final two of the seven sisters–American assets who have been deep undercover in Russia for decades–cut off all communication with their handlers. Are they in hiding after detecting surveillance? Or have they turned and become double agents? It’s Jenkins’s duty to find out, but he’s been added to a Russian kill list. Unrated. 2022.    

LB           13772    SHELTER IN THE STORM                 BLOUNT, LAUREL             

Unspeakable tragedy strikes the Amish hamlet of Johns Mill when an unstable Englischer opens fire in the Hochstedler General Store…Joseph Hochstedler struggles to hold his shattered family together…Born with a serious heart defect, optimist Naomi Schrock has always longed to live a life of service. She rolls up her sleeves, determined to help Joseph cope with this terrible crisis. But dare she hope that his friendship will finally deepen into love? Unrated. 2022.   

LB           13769    YONDER               ASIM, JABARI, 1962-       

Cato and William meet at the Placid Hall plantation. Subject to the whims of their tyrannical and eccentric captor, Cannonball Greene, they never know what harm may befall them: inhumane physical toil in the plantation’s quarry by day, a beating by night, or the sale of a loved one at any moment. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2022.    

LB           13774    AND THEY LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER                    BEHARRIE, THERESE        

Successful romance author Gaia Anders has a secret: anything she dreams at night is magically written into her bestselling novels. After a lonely childhood in foster care, her dream life is the only one she trusts. Gaia’s waking life just can’t compare–until she gets caught in one utterly surprising, crazy-passionate, real-life kiss… Workaholic businessman Jacob Scott has had a crush on his brother’s best friend, Gaia, since forever–but he never expected to literally share her dreams. Unrated. 2021.            

LB           13778    CRIMSON SUMMER        GRAHAM, HEATHER       

Florida Department of Law Enforcement agent Amy Larson and FBI agent Hunter Forrest investigate a bloody massacre in Seminole territory that appears to be tied to South American drug cartels and a Doomsday cult. Unrated. 2022.    

LB           13780    RELATIVE MURDER    DEVERAUX, JUDE  

Novelist Sara Medlar’s best skill is sharing stories about other people; she always hoped the truth of her own family would stay hidden. She is soon drawn into another murder investigation with her niece Kate and friend Jack Wyatt. It turns out a mysterious stranger connected to the murder has ties to Sara’s family. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13781    ONE STEP TOO FAR: A NOVEL     GARDNER, LISA

On a bachelor party weekend, groom Timothy O’Day goes missing. Frankie Elkin volunteers to help with the last search for him. The rescue team is reluctant, but once they enter the woods where Tim disappeared, Frankie realizes there’s something more dangerous than nature stalking them. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2022. Variant title: 1 step too far.

LB           13777    MOSAIC OF WINGS             DUFFY, KIMBERLY       

In 1885, determined to uphold her father’s legacy, Nora Shipley joins an entomology research expedition to India. In this spellbinding new land, Nora is torn between saving a young Indian girl and saving her career, and between what she’s always thought she wanted and the man she’s come to love. Unrated. 2020.             

LB           13779    BRIGHT BURNING THINGS            HARDING, LISA 

Haunted by her failed acting career and lingering trauma from her childhood, Sonya fell deep into an alcoholic abyss. What kept her from losing herself completely was Tommy, her son. But her love for Tommy rivaled her love for the bottle. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13783    BOUNTY: A FOX AND O’HARE NOVEL       EVANOVICH, JANET       

FBI agent Kate O’Hare and charming criminal Nick Fox face off against the shadowy international organization known as the Brotherhood in the search for a buried train filled with Nazi gold. They must turn to their respective fathers for help in order to succeed. Unrated. 2021. Related names:  Hamilton, Steve, 1961-, author.

LB           13784    MISS KOPP INVESTIGATES            STEWART, AMY

Winter 1919; the war is over. Norma is summoned home from France, Constance is called back from Washington, and Fleurette puts her own plans on hold as the sisters rally around their recently widowed sister-in-law and her children. To help support them, Fleurette does clandestine legal work for a former colleague of Constance’s. When one client’s suspicious behavior uncovers a much larger crime, Fleurette investigates. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13782    ATTIC ON QUEEN STREET              WHITE, KAREN (KAREN S.)           

Melanie Trenholm is dealing with her husband’s devastating request of separation. Despite the pressures of twin toddlers, a stepdaughter heading off to college, and a home still under renovation, she is determined to win him back. But ghosts, helpful and malicious, interfere with their plans. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13791    HEART PRINCIPLE             HOANG, HELEN

Violinist Anna Sun accidentally achieved career success with a viral YouTube video, but is currently burned out and artistically paralyzed. When her longtime boyfriend announces he wants an open relationship, she attempts to have a one-night stand with tattooed, motorcycle-riding Quan Diep. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2021.           

LB           13793    WARRIOR’S HEART          BELLER, MISTY M.           

On assignment to help America win the War of 1812, Evan MacManus is taken prisoner by Brielle Durand-the key defender of her people’s secret French settlement in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. But when his mission becomes at odds with his growing appreciation of Brielle and the villagers, does he dare take a risk on the path his heart tells him is right? Unrated. 2021.

LB           13796    MARRYING MATTHEW                   LONG, KELLY      

Everyone in Blackberry Falls knows that Tabitha Stolfus is heir to her daed’s wood carving company. To find a man who values more than her purse, Tabitha creates an ad and sends it far from home. But from her first meeting with handsome would-be groom Matthew King, Tabitha realizes this may not be the uncomplicated arrangement she expected. Matthew’s true desire is an apprenticeship, not a frau. Unrated. 2022.               

LB           13785    VENICE SKETCHBOOK: A NOVEL BOWEN, RHYS   

As Caroline Grant’s marriage is ending, her beloved great-aunt Lettie is dying. She leaves Caroline a box whose contents include a sketchbook and three keys. Traveling to Venice to scatter Lettie’s ashes, she uncovers mysteries stored away for more than sixty years. 2021.

LB           13786    HOPE CHEST       BROWN, CAROLYN, 1948-            

An inheritance has reunited three estranged cousins. Their grandmother Lucy left Nessa, Flynn, and April her home nestled in the woods near Blossom, Texas, as well as a hope chest to be unlocked after they complete a special task. Together, they must hand-stitch a cherished quilt Lucy left unfinished. Some strong language. 2021.

LB           13788    AT LOVE’S COMMAND   WITEMEYER, KAREN      

Ex-cavalry officer Matthew Hanger leads a band of mercenaries who defend the innocent, but when one of them nearly dies, they seek out help from Dr. Josephine Burkett. When Josephine’s brother is abducted and she is caught in the crossfire, Matthew may have to sacrifice everything to save her. Violence. 2020.        

LB           13789    SANKOFA                ONUZO, CHIBUNDU 

Searching through her mother’s belongings one day, Anna finds clues about the African father she never knew. His student diaries chronicle his involvement in radical politics in 1970s London. Anna discovers that he eventually became the president–some would say dictator–of a small nation in West Africa. Unrated. 2021.               

LB           13795    EIGHT PERFECT HOURS: A NOVEL              LOUIS, LIA          

Two strangers meet in chance circumstances during a blizzard and spend one perfect evening together, thinking they’ll never see each other again. But fate seems to have different plans. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13798    SUMMER AFFAIR             HILDERBRAND, ELIN       

Glass artist Claire Crispin, married mother of four, cochairs the Nantucket’s Children Summer Gala. Claire enlists her high school rock-star ex-boyfriend to entertain and begins sculpting artwork for donations, all while embarking on an affair with a married man. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2008.

ADULT NON-FICTION

LB           13509    I ALONE CAN FIX IT: DONALD J. TRUMP’S CATASTROPHIC FINAL YEAR       LEONNIG, CAROL

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters and authors of A Very Stable Genius (DB 98392), a behind-the-scenes story of President Trump’s final year in office. Focusing on the key players in the Trump administration, the authors cover impactful events such as the coronavirus threat, the protest movement, and the breach of the Capitol building on January 6, 2021. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021. Related names:  Rucker, Philip, author.

LB           13532    YOU GOT ANYTHING STRONGER?: STORIES           UNION, GABRIELLE         

Actress and author of We’re Going to Need More Wine (DB 89701) returns with more stories from her life. She tells of how she became a mother through surrogacy, her marriage to NBA star Dwyane Wade, and her experiences as an African American woman in Hollywood. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13529    VANDERBILT: THE RISE AND FALL OF AN AMERICAN DYNASTY      COOPER, ANDERSON

New York Times bestselling authors Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe chronicle the rise and fall of the Vanderbilts, legendary American family of which journalist Cooper is a descendant. Explores the story of the Vanderbilt family, its ties to American capitalism and high society, and the private tension and rifts that came from such wealth. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021. Related names:  Howe, Katherine, 1977- author.

LB           13535    WILL      SMITH, WILL, 1968-         

Smith tells his story of going from a West Philadelphia kid to one of the biggest rap stars of his era, and then one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood. But he also talks about the impact of fame on his family and how he gained balance and inner happiness. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021. Related names:  Manson, Mark, author.

LB           13527    POWER PLAY: TESLA, ELON MUSK, AND THE BET OF THE CENTURY             HIGGINS, TIM (JOURNALIST)               

Journalist chronicles the story of Elon Musk and the evolution of his car company, Tesla, from its founding in the early 2000s. Topics include the development of the car’s technology, comparisons between the technology and car industries, and Musk’s behavior and its impact on the business. Unrated. 2021.  

LB           13531    TAKING OF JEMIMA BOONE: COLONIAL SETTLERS, TRIBAL NATIONS, AND THE KIDNAP THAT SHAPED AMERICA             PEARL, MATTHEW           

Explores the little-known true story of the kidnapping of thirteen-year-old Jemima Boone, Daniel Boone’s daughter, by a Cherokee-Shawnee raiding party and the ensuing battle with reverberations that nobody could predict. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13526    RESISTANCE: HOW WOMEN SAVED DEMOCRACY FROM DONALD TRUMP               RUBIN, JENNIFER

Resistance tracks a set of dynamic women voters, activists and politicians who rose up when Donald Trump took the White House and fundamentally changed the political landscape. From the first Women’s March the day after Trump’s inauguration to the Blue Wave in the 2018 midterms to the flood of female presidential candidates in 2020 to the inauguration of Kamala Harris, women from across the ideological spectrum entered the political arena and became energized in a way America had not witnessed in decades. Unrated. 2021.            

LB           13749    NAZIS KNEW MY NAME: A REMARKABLE STORY OF SURVIVAL AND COURAGE IN AUSCHWITZ        BLAU, MAGDA HELLINGER, 1916-2006 

In March 1942, at the age of 25, kindergarten teacher Magda Hellinger was deported from her hometown in Slovakia along with 998 other young women. The SS soon discovered that by putting prisoners in day-to-day charge of the accommodation blocks and even the camps at large, they could both reduce the number of guards required to use these ‘leaders’ to deflect attention away from themselves. Magda was one such Jewish prisoner selected for leadership. Like many others during the war she found herself constantly treading a fine line: how to save lives–if only a few at a time–while avoiding being too ‘soft’ and likely sent to the gas chambers. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13765    WORLD WAR C: LESSONS FROM THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC            GUPTA, SANJAY

Gupta argues that we need to prepare for a new era where pandemics will be more frequent, and possibly even more deadly. As the doctor who’s been holding America’s hand through the crisis with compassion, clarity, and well-earned wisdom, he gives you the unvarnished story behind the pandemic, including insights about the novel virus’s behavior, and offers practical tools to ready ourselves for what lies ahead. Unrated. 2022

LB           13766    TRUE RAIDERS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE 1909 EXPEDITION TO FIND THE LEGENDARY ARK OF THE COVENANT         RICCA, BRAD     

This book tells the untold true story of Monty Parker, a British rogue nobleman who, after being dared to do so by Ava Astor, the so-called “most beautiful woman in the world,” headed a secret 1909 expedition to find the fabled Ark of the Covenant. Unrated. 2022.    

LB           13773    SEA STATE: A MEMOIR                   LASLEY, TABITHA             

In her mid-thirties and newly free from a terrible relationship, Tabitha Lasley quit her job at a London magazine, packed her bags, and poured her savings into a six-month lease on an apartment in Aberdeen, Scotland. She decided to make good on a long-deferred idea for a book about oil rigs and the men who work on them. Why oil rigs? She wanted to see what men were like with no women around. Unrated. 2022.          

LB           13775    BROTHERS AND WIVES: INSIDE THE PRIVATE LIVES OF WILLIAM, KATE, HARRY, AND MEGHAN                ANDERSEN, CHRISTOPHER P.      

Queen Elizabeth II is in her mid-nineties, Prince Charles is in his seventies, and all eyes are turned increasingly toward William and Harry. Christopher Andersen picks up where he left off in Diana’s Boys, covering everything that has happened to the brothers as they have grown up, gotten married to two remarkable women, and had children-all while facing continual waves of controversy and questions about the ways their relationship has shifted. Unrated. 2022.    

LB           13776    FORGET THE ALAMO: THE RISE AND FALL OF AN AMERICAN MYTH             BURROUGH, BRYAN, 1961-

The authors recount the Texas Battle of the Alamo, examining and dispelling the many myths that surround the conflict. They discuss the conflict’s origins, the role of Tejanos in the fight, Texas’s struggle for independence, and more. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021. Related names:  Stanford, Jason, author. Tomlinson, Chris, author.

LB           13787    BLACK OPS: THE LIFE OF A CIA SHADOW WARRIOR            PRADO, RIC        

A CIA officer reflects on his difficult childhood and eventual career with the CIA that ended with his retirement as the CIA equivalent of a two-star general. He discusses some of the missions he served on, his efforts to develop assets, and his team’s role in the War on Terror. Unrated. Bestseller. 2022.         

LB           13790    SECRET LIFE OF GROCERIES: THE DARK MIRACLE OF THE AMERICAN SUPERMARKET           LORR, BENJAMIN         

Examination of the grocery store and related support industries. Topics include the early days of Trader Joe’s with the original Trader Joe, the business lives of long-haul truckers, the standards for the labels of “fair trade” and “free range,” and labor practices with regards to migrant workers. Unrated. 2020.        

LB           13792    CORRESPONDENTS: SIX WOMEN WRITERS ON THE FRONT LINES OF WORLD WAR II           MACKRELL, JUDITH

On the front lines of the Second World War, a contingent of female journalists were bravely waging their own battle. Barred from combat zones and faced with entrenched prejudice and bureaucratic restrictions, these women were forced to fight for the right to work on equal terms with men. Unrated. 2022.      

LB           13794    HOME/LAND: A MEMOIR OF DEPARTURE AND RETURN   MEAD, REBECCA              

When the New Yorker writer Rebecca Mead relocated to her birth city, London, with her family in the summer of 2018, she was both fleeing the political situation in America and seeking to expose her son to a wider world. With a keen sense of what she’d given up as she left New York, her home of thirty years, she tried to knit herself into the fabric of a changed London. The move raised poignant questions about place: What does it mean to leave the place you have adopted as home and country? And what is the value and cost of uprooting yourself? Unrated. 2022.

LB           13797    AGATHA CHRISTIE: FIRST LADY OF CRIME                              

Agatha Christie was not only the most successful author of detective stories the world has ever known, she was also a mystery in herself, giving only the rarest interviews–declining absolutely to become any sort of public figure–and a mystery, too, in the manner in which she achieved her astonishing success. H.R.F. Keating brings together a dozen noted writers from both sides of the Atlantic to throw light on the ever-intriguing Dame Agatha. Unrated. 2022. Related names: Keating, H.R.F. (Henry Reymond Fitzwalter), 1926-2011, editor. 

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ADULT FICTION

LB           13624    VORTEX: AN FBI THRILLER             COULTER, CATHERINE   

Investigative journalist Mia Briscoe discovers photos from a frat party that ended in a fire–and the disappearance of her best friend. With FBI agent Sherlock, she works to uncover the truth. Meanwhile, Sherlock’s husband and fellow FBI agent Savich deals with the case of an attacked CIA agent. Unrated. 2021.      

LB           13625    MAN OF HONOR              BRADFORD, BARBARA TAYLOR, 1933-     

Opening five years before the start of A Woman of Substance [DB 13727], A Man of Honor begins with 13-year-old Blackie O’Neill facing an uncertain future in rural County Kerry. Orphaned and alone, he has just buried his sister, Bronagh, and must leave his home to set sail for England, in search of a better life with his mother’s brother in Leeds. There, he learns his trade as a navvy, amid the grand buildings and engineering triumphs of one of England’s most prosperous cities, and starts to dream of greater things… Unrated. 2021.               

LB           13629    DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE UNLUCKY CLOVER      ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG 1934.

The town of Darling, Alabama, is hosting the Dixie Regional Barbershop Quartet Competition. But a member of Darling’s very own Lucky Four Clovers quartet meets with an unlucky accident right before its start. The Dahlias plan on uncovering the truth as Sheriff Buddy Norris investigates moonshine bootleggers. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2017.    

LB           13630    HER HIDDEN GENIUS      BENEDICT, MARIE           

Rosalind Franklin has always been an outsider–brilliant, but different. She knows if she just takes one more X-ray picture, she can unlock the building blocks of life. When the double helix structure of DNA reveals itself to her, Rosalind never could have predicted what would happen next. Unrated. 2022.    

LB           13632 WILLING MURDER              DEVERAUX, JUDE            

Retired romance author Sara Medlar, her previously estranged niece Kate, and irritating Jackson Wyatt make unlikely roommates in Sara’s newly acquired mansion in Lachlan, Florida. When two skeletons are accidentally uncovered in the quiet town, the trio decides to work together to solve the mystery. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2018.

LB           13635    RED RIVER VENGEANCE JOHNSTONE, WILLIAM W.           

Incurring the wrath of three outlaws after killing their leader in a daring rescue attempt, Perley Gates and waitress Becky Morris must get safely across the Red River before the three vengeful devils make it flow with their blood. Unrated. 2022. Related names: Johnstone, J.A., author.

LB           13638    ANOTHER KIND OF EDEN: A NOVEL          BURKE, JAMES LEE, 1936-             

1962. Aspiring novelist Aaron Holland Broussard travels the American West via boxcar in search of inspiration and odd jobs. In Denver, he meets Jo Anne McDuffy. Their connection is immediate, but their romance is complicated by Jo Anne’s involvement with a shady professor involved with a drug-addicted cult. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13631    DEPARTMENT OF RARE BOOKS AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: A NOVEL       JURCZYK, EVA   

Liesl Weiss enjoys her work in the rare books department of a large university. But after her boss has a stroke and she’s put in charge, she discovers one of the collection’s most prized manuscripts is missing. Liesl tries to sound the alarm, but is told to keep quiet. When another colleague goes missing, Liesl must dig for the truth. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13633    WHEN THE SUMMER WAS OURS               VELETZOS, ROXANNE    

Hungary, 1943: As war encroaches on the country’s borders, willful young Eva Cesar arrives in the idyllic town of Sopron to spend her last summer as a single woman on her aristocratic family’s estate. Longing for freedom from her domineering father, she counts the days to her upcoming nuptials to a kind and dedicated Red Cross doctor whom she greatly admires. But Eva’s life changes when she meets Aleandro, a charming and passionate Romani fiddler with a love for painting. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13636    MOON, THE STARS, AND MADAME BUROVA        HOGAN, RUTH, 1961-     

Madame Burova–beloved Tarot reader, palmist, and clairvoyant–is retiring and leaving her booth on the Brighton seafront. After inheriting her mother’s fortune-telling business as a young woman, Imelda Burova has spent her life on the Brighton pier practicing her trade. She and her trusty pack of Tarot cards have seen the lovers and the liars, the angels and the devils, the dreamers and the fools. Now, after a lifetime of keeping other people’s secrets, Madam Burova is ready to have a little piece of life for herself. Unrated. 2022.    

LB           13637    MATCH                 COBEN, HARLAN, 1962- 

Wilde has returned to the Ramapo Mountains, feeling more secure in the wilderness. But after an online ancestry database returns a DNA match, Wilde hopes to track down his father. He reaches out to his apparent cousin, but the man’s disappearance leads to more questions than answers. Violence and strong language. 2022.              

LB           13640    LAST COMANCHE WARRIOR        CROWNOVER, JAMES D.

Three times, Adam Bain and his twin sister, Eve, escape capture by attacking Indians; once by Adam and his brother, Noah, jumping off a hundred-foot-high bluff into the Llano River. But the day comes when their luck runs out, and Adam and Eve are captured by Mescalero Apaches. Because of Adam’s flaming red hair, the Indians name him Rojo Pelo. Eve is named Castaäno Rojizo because of her auburn hair. They are carried to the Guadalupe Mountains of New Mexico Territory where Adam is adopted by the chief, Elkhorn, and enters training to become an Apache warrior with five Apache boys. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13641    EVERYONE IN THIS ROOM WILL SOMEDAY BE DEAD          AUSTIN, EMILY R.            

Gilda, a twenty-something animal-loving lesbian atheist, cannot stop ruminating about death. Desperate for relief from her panicky mind, she responds to a flyer for free therapy at a local Catholic church, and finds herself being greeted by Father Jeff, who assumes she’s there for a job interview. Unrated. 2021.         

LB           13647    AND THE DEVIL MAKES FIVE        RICHARDS, DUSTY           

It begins with a spectacular train robbery–a brilliantly planned, brutally executed heist masterminded by a shadowy gang of conspirators with far deadlier motives than money or gold. Their mission: to steal the train’s shipment of powerful explosives. Their goal: to assassinate Mexico’s legendary resistance leader Benito Juarez. As a lifelong patriot himself, Joe O’Malley understands the struggle for freedom. As a proud Texan, he knows the importance of fighting for your land and your liberty. But as patriarch of the O’Malley clan, he also believes that his family comes first–and any outsider who brings their war to his turf will have to face another deadly force of resistance…named the O’Malleys. Unrated. 2022.           

LB           13644    NOTHING MAN       HOWARD, CATHERINE RYAN

At the age of twelve, Eve Black was the only member of her family to survive an encounter with serial attacker the Nothing Man. Now an adult, she is obsessed with identifying the man who destroyed her life. Supermarket security guard Jim Doyle has just started reading The Nothing Man–the true-crime memoir Eve has written about her efforts to track down her family’s killer. As he turns each page, his rage grows. Because Jim’s not just interested in reading about the Nothing Man. He is the Nothing Man… Unrated. 2020.

LB           13655    DREAM TOWN                  BALDACCI, DAVID           

Private Investigator and ex-World War II veteran Aloysius Archer heads to Los Angeles, the city where dreams are made and shattered, and is ensnared in a lethal case. Unrated. 2022.       

LB           13657    WHEN ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE                   JOHNSTONE, WILLIAM W.           

It’s one of the great mysteries of the Old West. The unexplained disappearance of a hunting party of Prussian nobles who entered the American wilderness and never returned. Now, years later, the Prussian government demands an explanation. In response, the U.S. Army hires Preacher and Jamie MacCallister to join their search party along with a band of Prussian soldiers led by the sinister Baron Adalwolf von Kuhner. Unrated. 2022. Related names: Johnstone, J.A., author.

LB           13654    OLGA DIES DREAMING                   GONZALEZ, XOCHITL, 1977-         

In 2017, Olga is wedding planner for Manhattan’s power brokers, while her brother Prieto is a popular congressman representing their gentrifying Latinx neighborhood in Brooklyn. Despite their alluring public lives, behind closed doors things are far less rosy–especially as their radical mother comes barreling back into their lives. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13651    BOOK OF FORM AND EMPTINESS              OZEKI, RUTH, 1956-        

One year after the death of his beloved musician father, thirteen-year-old Benny Oh’s mother has become a hoarder, and Benny begins to hear voices from the things around him. The voices drive him to seek refuge in the silence of the public library, where he meets his own Book. Unrated. 2021.       

LB           13652    VIRAL    COOK, ROBIN, 1940-       

While searching for normalcy during the Covid-19 pandemic, Brian Murphy and his family vacation on Cape Cod. When his wife Emma develops flu-like symptoms, they hurry home to New York City. But Emma has contracted eastern equine encephalitis–and their young daughter is also showing symptoms. 2021.

LB           13653    WISH YOU WERE HERE: A NOVEL              PICOULT, JODI, 1966-     

Diana believes her boyfriend Finn is planning to propose on a romantic getaway to the Galápagos. When a virus hits New York, Finn has to stay behind but urges Diana to go on the trip alone. She arrives just as the borders close, and her isolation gives her time to think. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13497    BURNING            KELLERMAN, JONATHAN             

Deputy Coroner Clay Edison is called to a murder scene. As he investigates, he is horrified to discover a link to his brother Luke. Luke is fresh out of prison and has disappeared. Clay must find his brother before anyone else does. Unrated. 2021. Related names:  Kellerman, Jesse, author.

LB           13491    BETTER OFF DEAD: A JACK REACHER NOVEL          CHILD, LEE          

While walking in the desert headed west, Jack Reacher comes across a Jeep crashed into the only tree for miles around. The driver–army veteran-turned-FBI agent Michaela Fenton–has been searching for her twin brother. Reacher agrees to help her despite knowing she has secrets of her own. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2021. Related names:  Child, Andrew, 1968- author.

LB           13494    AWAKENING: THE DRAGON HEART LEGACY, BOOK 1         ROBERTS, NORA              

Breen Kelly is debt-ridden and working a job she hates when she discovers her mother has been hiding money left to her by her long-lost father. She treats herself to a trip to Ireland and falls through a portal to a magical land where she has a dangerous destiny. Unrated. Bestseller. 2020.

LB           13496    BUTLER                 STEEL, DANIELLE              

Joachim von Hartmann and his identical twin were raised by their German mother in Buenos Aires. When Joachim moves to Paris with his mother, his twin stays behind and enters a dark world. Joachim trains as a butler, taking a job helping Olivia open her Parisian apartment. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13495    ACTUAL STAR     BYRNE, MONICA, 1981-

Through the epic saga of three reincarnated souls, this book takes readers on a journey over thousands of years and six continents where it demonstrates the entanglements of tradition and progress, sister and stranger, love and hate. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13660    MITFORD VANISHING    FELLOWES, JESSICA        

Louisa Cannon, former lady’s maid and now a private detective, is enjoying life with her policeman husband, Guy Sullivan. They are surprised when they receive a call from Louisa’s former employer, Nancy Mitford, asking for help in finding her missing sister Jessica in civil war-ravaged Spain. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13659    UMBRELLA LADY               ANDREWS, V.C. (VIRGINIA C.)    

Left on the train platform of some strange village, eight-year-old Saffron Faith Anders is certain her father will return shortly, just like he promised. She holds out hope as the hour grows late and the station sets to close. She clings to her suitcase like a life raft. When a peculiar old woman carrying a large umbrella approaches and inquires about her situation, Saffron doesn’t immediately trust the imposing do-gooder, but eventually does agree to rest at her house while they wait for her father together. Saffron’s stay was supposed to be for a few minutes, hours at most. But confined to a house not unlike one Hansel and Gretel might have encountered, Saffron will undergo months-and then years-of transformation at the hands of the Umbrella Lady. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13502    DARK SKY: A JOE PICKETT NOVEL               BOX, C.J.             

Game warden Joe Pickett is coerced by Wyoming’s governor to take a tech baron into the wilderness on an elk hunting trip. But as they venture further away from society, Joe realizes they are the ones being hunted. Nate Romanowski and his daughter Sheridan follow Joe to help. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13501    FEAR NO EVIL     PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

Dr. Alex Cross and Detective John Sampson are preparing for a trip out west when Alex is called in to consult when the body of a CIA agent is found. They do continue on the trip, but know they will be prey. Teams of assassins hunt them. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13511    HOW HIGH WE GO IN THE DARK                NAGAMATSU, SEQUOIA

In 2030, a grieving archeologist arrives in the Arctic Circle to continue the work of his recently deceased daughter at the Batagaika Crater, where researchers are studying long-buried secrets now revealed in melting permafrost, including the perfectly preserved remains of a girl who appears to have died of an ancient virus. Once unleashed, the Arctic plague will reshape life on Earth for generations to come… Unrated. 2022.               

LB           13507    HAMNET              O’FARRELL, MAGGIE, 1972-        

In 1580s England, the plague is sweeping across the land. Young Hamnet goes in search of his mother and older sister when his twin, Judith, falls ill. But as Hamnet begins to fight against the illness, his parents’ strained marriage is revealed–and he will become Hamlet. Unrated. 2020.

LB           13505    HARLEM SHUFFLE            WHITEHEAD, COLSON, 1969-      

Ray Carney has worked hard to build a life for himself and his family. But it’s a life in which the cracks of his family’s criminal past are widening. When his cousin Freddie falls in with a vicious crew, he volunteers Ray as a fence, drawing Ray in even deeper. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13504    HER HEART FOR A COMPASS       FERGUSON, SARAH        

Expected to make an advantageous marriage, Lady Margaret Montagu Scott rebels shortly before her betrothal is announced and flees, throwing herself into charitable work and befriending a group of similarly-minded, independent women. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13512    HIDEAWAY          ROBERTS, NORA              

Nine-year-old child star Caitlyn Sullivan was abducted from her family’s estate during a game of hide-and-seek. She escapes, and is found by teenage neighbor Dillon Cooper. As an adult, Cate still lives with the trauma and betrayal of that event, even as she gets close to Dillon once again. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2020.

LB           13489    DEAR SANTA      MACOMBER, DEBBIE     

Feeling low after her boyfriend cheated on her, Lindy Carmichael heads home to Wenatchee, Washington, for Christmas. Her mother encourages her to write a grown-up letter to Santa, which ultimately brings her hope and joy, not to mention a chance at love with a handsome former classmate. 2021.

LB           13503    COMPLICATIONS: A NOVEL          STEEL, DANIELLE              

After four years of renovations and the death of its beloved manager, Paris’s Hotel Louis XVI is set to reopen its doors. New manager Olivier and his assistant Yvonne strive to continue the hotel’s tradition of excellence, but the reopening will have some unexpected surprises. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2021.         

LB           13500    FLYING ANGELS: A NOVEL             STEEL, DANIELLE              

Audrey Parker’s life changes forever when Pearl Harbor is attacked on December 7, 1941. Fresh out of nursing school with a passion and gift for helping others, Audrey and her friend Lizzie enlist in the Army and embark on a new adventure as flight nurses. Some violence and some strong language. 2021.          

LB           13508    FRIENDS LIKE THESE: A NOVEL       MCCREIGHT, KIMBERLY             

Ten years after their college graduation, a group of five friends gathers in the Catskills. They lost one member of the group years before and fear losing anyone else. But the longer they’re together, the more secrets are revealed. Shared love soon turns dangerous. Unrated. 2021.

ADULT NON-FICTION

LB           13492    AUTHORITARIAN MOMENT: HOW THE LEFT WEAPONIZED AMERICA’s INSTITUTIONS AGAINST DISSENT                SHAPIRO, BEN  

Author of How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps (DB 100573) argues that the rise in authoritarianism in the U. S. has come from the political left, not the political right. He considers examples from pop culture, social media, and history to demonstrate that the left’s authoritarian actors are threatening American ideology. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13623    DESPERATE: AN EPIC BATTLE FOR CLEAN WATER AND JUSTICE IN APPALACHIA     MAHER, KRIS

For two decades, the water in the taps and wells of Mingo County didn’t look, smell, or taste right. Could it be the root of the health problems–from kidney stones to cancer–in this Appalachian community? Environmental lawyer Kevin Thompson certainly thought so. For seven years, he waged an epic legal battle against Massey Energy, West Virginia’s most powerful coal company, helmed by CEO Don Blankenship. Working with fellow lawyers and a crew of young activists, Thompson would eventually uncover the ruthless shortcuts that put the community’s drinking water at risk. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13634    MADE IN CHINA: A MEMOIR OF LOVE AND LABOR             QU, ANNA          

As a teen, Anna Qu is sent by her mother to work in her family’s garment factory in Queens. At home, she is treated as a maid and suffers punishment for doing her homework at night. Her mother wants to teach her a lesson: she is Chinese, not American, and such is their tough path in their new country. But instead of acquiescing, Qu alerts the Office of Children and Family Services, an act with consequences that impact the rest of her life. Nearly twenty years later, estranged from her mother and working at a Manhattan start-up, Qu requests her OCFS report. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13639    BOOK OF HOPE: A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR TRYING TIMES                  GOODALL, JANE

A renowned naturalist, in conversation with co-author Abrams, talks about the need for hope in dark times. She outlines her own four reasons she continues to have hope: the amazing human intellect, the resilience of nature, the power of young people, and the indomitable human spirit. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021. Related names:  Abrams, Douglas Carlton, author. Hudson, Gail, author.

LB           13642    CUBA: AN AMERICAN HISTORY      FERRER, ADA 

In Cuba, the passing of Fidel Castro from this world and of Raúl Castro from power have raised urgent questions about the island’s political future. In the United States, Barack Obama’s opening to Cuba, the reversal of that policy during Donald Trump’s administration, and Joseph Biden’s apparent willingness to reinitiate open relations have made the nature of the historic relationship between the two nations a subject of debate once more. In both countries, the time is ripe for a new reckoning with Cuba’s history and its relationship to the United States. Unrated. 2021.   

LB           13643    GIRLS WHO STEPPED OUT OF LINE: UNTOLD STORIES OF THE WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE COURSE OF WORLD WAR II              EDER, MARI K.

The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line takes you inside the lives and experiences of 15 unknown women heroes from the Greatest Generation, the women who served, fought, struggled, and made things happen during WWII-in and out of uniform, for theirs is a legacy destined to embolden generations of women to come. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13645    THOSE WE THROW AWAY: A REFUGEE’S SEARCH FOR HOME                        DOGON, MONDIANT     

The author, a Bagogwe Tutsi born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, recounts his experiences after being forced to flee his home for Rwanda when he was a child. He details life in the UN tent cities, his time as a child soldier, and his struggle to forge a better life. Unrated. 2021. Related names: Krajeski, Jenna, author.

LB           13646    THREE GIRLS FROM BRONZEVILLE: A UNIQUELY AMERICAN MEMOIR OF RACE, FATE, AND SISTERHOOD                TURNER, DAWN               

A memoir of three Black girls who grew up in the historic Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago, the destination of hundreds of thousands fleeing the Jim Crow South. The author explores the role of race, opportunity, friendship, sisterhood, and overwhelming societal forces in these girls’ lives. 2021.  

LB           13648    AMERICAN EXPERIMENT: DIALOGUES ON A DREAM          RUBENSTEIN, DAVID M.

The author of The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians (DB 97695) returns with another set of conversations with prominent figures on the ever-evolving American experiment. Topics include immigration, reconstruction, civil rights, innovation, and more. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13649    FACE THE MUSIC: A MEMOIR      DUCHIN, PETER

Peter Duchin is among the great American bandleaders. His six decades of performing have taken him to the world’s most exclusive dance floors and concert halls. He has played for presidents, kings, and queens, as well as for civil rights and cultural organizations. But in 2013, Duchin suffered a stroke that left him with limited use of his left hand, severely impacting his career. Days of recuperating from his stroke-and later from a critical case of COVID-19-inspired Duchin to consider his complicated past. Unrated. 2021.               

LB           13650    THIS WILL ALL BE OVER SOON: A MEMOIR            STRONG, CECILY, 1984- 

A memoir from the Saturday Night Live cast member Cecily Strong about grieving the death of her cousin-and embracing the life-affirming lessons he taught her-amid the coronavirus pandemic. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13656    FUZZ: WHEN NATURE BREAKS THE LAW                 ROACH, MARY  

Author of Grunt (DB 86098) analyzes the investigation and crafting of policy around human-wildlife interactions and conflicts. Roach highlights the work of animal-attack forensics investigators, human-elephant conflict specialists, bear managers, and “danger tree” faller blasters. She discusses the ways conservation efforts are influenced by human impact. Strong language and some violence. 2021. Variant title: When nature breaks the law.

LB           13658    BRIGHTER BY THE DAY: WAKING UP TO NEW HOPES AND DREAMS            ROBERTS, ROBIN, 1960-

Drawing on advice and knowledge she gleaned from conversations with loved ones, spiritual practices, and life experiences, Robin offers a window into how she feeds her own mind, spirit, and soul and invites readers to do the same. Unrated. 2022.

LB           13498    BOYS: A MEMOIR OF HOLLYWOOD AND FAMILY                 HOWARD, RON, 1954-   

In a joint memoir, brothers Ron and Clint Howard share their experiences coming of age in Hollywood. With two supportive actors for parents, the brothers both found early success on TV shows as children–Ron on The Andy Griffith Show and Clint on Gentle Ben. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2021.        

LB           13499    BOURDAIN: THE DEFINITIVE ORAL BIOGRAPHY                    WOOLEVER, LAURIE       

Former assistant of chef and travel writer Anthony Bourdain (1956-2018) presents an examination of his life gathered through interviews with his closest friends and colleagues. Explores his life, including childhood experiences, his early career as a chef, and his later career as a writer and television personality. Unrated. 2021. Variant title: Definitive oral biography.

LB           13493    ALL IN: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY                      KING, BILLIE JEAN            

Autobiography from a tennis legend who won more than thirty-nine grand-slam titles in the 1960s and 1970s. She describes the myriad challenges she’s hurdled–entrenched sexism, an eating disorder, near financial peril after being outed–on her path to publicly acknowledging her sexual identity at the age of fifty-one. Includes supplemental material. Unrated. 2021. Related names:  Howard, Johnette, author. Vollers, Maryanne, author.

LB           13510    HOW TO MAKE AN APPLE PIE FROM SCRATCH: IN SEARCH OF THE RECIPE FOR OUR UNIVERSE, FROM THE ORIGINS OF ATOMS TO THE BIG BANG           CLIFF, HARRY (HARRY VICTOR)   

Particle physicist draws on his research with the Large Hadron Collider to explain the basic building blocks of the universe and the research into their origins. Topics include operations at the CERN facility that houses the LHC and neutrinos. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13513    HERE, RIGHT MATTERS: AN AMERICAN STORY                     VINDMAN, ALEXANDER S.           

Retired U. S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, the former National Security Council staffer who testified against President Trump before Congress, presents an account of his childhood, family, and career, all leading to this moment of truth before the nation. Presents how this decision affected his life and reinforced his commitment to integrity. Unrated. 2021.              

LB           13506    E.R. NURSES: TRUE STORIES FROM AMERICA’s GREATEST UNSUNG HEROES           PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-    

Collection of profiles of nurses specializing in emergency medicine. Stories are divided into the day, night, and flight shifts. Nurses share stories of moments that are humorous, saddening, and empathetic. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021. Variant title: ER nurses. Emergency room nurses. True stories from America’s greatest unsung heroes. Related names:  Eversmann, Matt, author.

JUVENILE FICTION

LB           13626    FRONT DESK       YANG, KELLY      

Recent immigrants from China and desperate for work and money, Mia Tang’s parents take a job managing a rundown motel in Southern California. Even though the owner, Mr. Yao, is mean and exploits their family, Mia plans on following her dreams. For grades 4-7. 2018.

LB           13628    DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE DEEP END                  KINNEY, JEFF     

In the family’s cross-country camping trip, Greg Heffley and his family find themselves stranded at a sad RV park. When the rain starts to fall, the Heffleys wonder if they can save their vacation. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2020. Variant title: Deep end.

LB           13534    DRAGONET PROPHECY: WINGS OF FIRE     SUTHERLAND, TUI, 1978-          

Determined to end a generations-long war among the seven dragon tribes, a secret movement called the Talons of Peace draws on a prophecy that calls for a great sacrifice, compelling five appointed dragonets to fulfill a painful destiny against their will. For grades 4-7. 2012.

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

LB           13627    SCYTHE                 SHUSTERMAN, NEAL     

In a future world where natural death has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed or gleaned by professional reapers known as scythes. Teens Citra and Rowan are chosen for a scythe apprenticeship–a position neither of them wants. For senior high and older readers. 2016.  Texas Lone Star Reading List 2018.           

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ADULT FICTION

LB           13549    BONE CODE        REICHS, KATHY 

Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan is called in by the Charleston coroner, who discovered two bodies in medical waste containers. Tempe recognizes hallmarks of an unsolved case from fifteen years earlier in Quebec. But she has another worry: a human flesh-eating contagion is spreading through Charleston. Unrated. 2021.                                                                                                                

LB           13565    FIONA AND JANE              HO, JEAN CHEN

Best friends since second grade, Fiona Lin and Jane Shen explore the lonely highways and seedy bars of Los Angeles together through their teenage years, surviving unfulfilling romantic encounters, and carrying with them the scars of their families’ tumultuous pasts. Unrated. 2022.                                                                                                                

LB           13550    LAST CHANCE OLIVE RANCH        ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG

Max Mantel, the killer McQuaid put away years ago, has busted out of Huntsville Prison and appears to be headed for Pecan Springs. McQuaid knows there’s only one way to stop the vengeful convict–set a trap with himself as bait. China wants to stay by her husband’s side and keep him from harm. But McQuaid insists that she get out of town and go to the Last Chance Olive Ranch, where’s she’s agreed to teach a workshop on herbs. Strong language and some violence. 2017.                                                                                                 

LB           13556    FORGOTTEN MURDER    DEVERAUX, JUDE            

Gathering at a British country estate for a festive murder-mystery weekend, a retired romance novelist and her old friends tackle a twenty-five-year-old unsolved case that is complicated by the discovery of a murdered jewel thief. Unrated. 2020.                                                                                                 

LB           13561    PECAN SPRINGS ENTERPRISE TRILOGY: DEADLINES, FAULT LINES, FIRE LINES          ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG

Three new novellas featuring China Bayles, Ruby Wilcox, and Pecan Springs, Texas, together in a single edition! Unrated. 2021.                                                                                                                                 

LB           13554    FORGONE           BANKS, RUSSELL, 1940- 

Septuagenarian leftist documentary filmmaker Leonard Fife is dying of cancer. He gives a last interview to a former star student, to whom he discloses his experiences as a draft dodger who fled to a new life in Montreal. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2021.                                                                                                                      

LB           13555    AMISH QUILTING BEE: THREE STORIES    CLIPSTON, AMY

Three stories of cozy quilting circles and budding romance. Joanne Lapp attempts to re-create a heirloom family quilt that Colin Zook’s grandmother lost in a fire. Alex Lehman has returned to Middlefield after three years, and begins dating Susie Glick, but can she trust him if he leaves again? Rosie Raber’s yearly project for the Pinecraft Mennonite Quilt Sale may be more ambitious than she can handle. Unrated. 2021. Related names: Fuller, Kathleen, author. Gray, Shelley Shepard, author.                              

LB           13557    LIBRARIANS OF THE WEST: A QUARTET      SIMAR, CANDACE        

“Too Much Dancing Going On” is the account of an independent-minded young woman in a wide-open Montana who loved books and horses, and later a certain literary young man. In “The Book Mama”, Lady Jane Woodruff is stranded with an abusive husband in a harsh new country and relies on the wisdom of an ancient African American woman to guide her to freedom.” Fourteen-year-old Pearl Ellingson learns life’s hard lessons as she struggles to start a library in frontier North Dakota in “Terrible and Wonderful.” Unrated. 2021. Related names: Rumney, Hazel, editor. Cutsforth, Kellen, writer of introduction. Samuelson-Brown, Randi, author. Warren, Mark, 1947-, author. Hinger, Charlotte, 1940-, author.                                                                                                              

LB           13558    MATCHED AND MARRIED: AN AMISH MAIL-ORDER BRIDE NOVEL                FULLER, KATHLEEN         

“She has no plans of getting married. Marriage couldn’t be further from his mind. But can an Amish community with love on the brain bring two reluctant lovebirds together? Unrated. 2021.

LB           13559    SWALLOWED MAN          CAREY, EDWARD, 1970-

In this reimagining of the Pinocchio story, Geppetto reflects on fatherhood, loss, pride, regret, and the strange events of his life during the years he spends within the belly of a sea beast. Unrated. 2020.                                          

LB           13560    NATURE OF SMALL BIRDS             FINKBEINER, SUSIE         

When Mindy announces that she is returning to Vietnam to find her birthmother, it inspires her father, mother, and sister to recall the events of her adoption at the end of the Vietnam War during Operation Baby Lift. Unrated. 2017.                                                                                                               

LB           13563    AND THE RIVER RAN RED: A NOVEL OF THE MASSACRE AT BEAR RIVER     MILLER, ROD, 1952-

January 29, 1863. United States Army troops attack a Shoshoni village on the banks of the Bear River in what is now southeastern Idaho. Four hours later, the army abandons the field, leaving behind the dead bodies of some three hundred men, women, and children. In the pages of And the River Ran Red, four-time Spur Award-winning author Rod Miller puts human faces and feelings on this incomparable tragedy. Unrated. 2022.                                                                                                                          

LB           13566    SANATORIUM   PEARSE, SARAH

On leave from her job as a detective, Elin Warner has no reason to turn down the invitation from her estranged brother Isaac and his fiancé Laure to celebrate their engagement at a remote hotel. The hotel holds secrets and when Laure disappears, Elin must find her. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.                                                                                  

LB           13568    CHOOSE ME       GERRITSEN, TESS             

Detective Frankie Loomis is assigned to investigate the suicide of Taryn Moore. But as she digs into Taryn’s life, murder becomes a possibility. One of Taryn’s past love interests, English professor Jack Dorian, finds his problems increasing after Taryn’s death. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2021. Related names:  Braver, Gary, author.                     

LB           13570    HEMLOCK            ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG

Herbalist China Bayles’ latest adventure takes her to the mountains of North Carolina, where her friend Dorothea Harper serves as the director and curator of the Hemlock House Library, a priceless collection of rare gardening books housed in a haunted mountainside mansion that once belonged to Sunny Carswell, a reclusive heiress. But the most valuable book– A Curious Herbal, created by Elizabeth Blackwell in the 1730s–is missing and Dorothea is under suspicion. China’s search for the thief takes on a new urgency when she discovers Miss Carswell’s bookseller, the victim of an attempted murder. Unrated. 2021. 

LB           13571    LEGACY: A NOVEL            ROBERTS, NORA              

Adrian Rizzo was seven when she met her father for the first time. That was the day he nearly killed her–before her mother, Lina, stepped in. A decade later, Adrian has created her own line of yoga and workout videos, but she starts getting threatening messages. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021.                                                                                                              

LB           13572    GENERAL’S WOMEN       ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG

Novelization of the alleged World War II affair between General Dwight D. Eisenhower and his British army driver in London, Kay Summersby, and its impact on Ike’s wife, Mamie, back in Washington. Strong language and some violence. 2017.                                                                                                 

LB           13573    STOLEN STALLION            BRAND, MAX, 1892-1944              

Many men had set out to capture a magnificent stallion named Parade but none had yet triumphed through the hardships to gain the ultimate prize. Silvertip was a dangerous cowboy who could rip out the heart of a mountain lion with his bare hands and when he hunted Parade, he took only a rope and raw courage. But trailing him, guns at their sides, were two killers who wanted the cowboy as badly as they wanted the horse! Unrated. 1933.                                                                                                                           

LB           13576    DIABLO MESA    PRESTON, DOUGLAS J.  

Lucas Tappan, a wealthy and eccentric billionaire and founder of Icarus Space Systems, approaches the Santa Fe Archaeological Institute with a proposal for an excavation, and a hefty donation. Hoping to bring welcome publicity to the privatized space travel industry, he wants to finance a careful, scientific archaeological excavation of the 1947 Roswell Incident site. The Institute agrees and Nora, much to her annoyance, is tasked with the job. Instead of the evidence of a crashed UFO, Nora’s excavation immediately uncovers two unknown murder victims buried at the site… Unrated. 2022. Related names: Child, Lincoln, author.                                                                                                    

LB           13577    ANTHEM: A NOVEL          HAWLEY, NOAH

Simon Oliver is trying to recover from his sister’s tragic passing, but breaks out from the institution where he’s been staying. He joins up with Louise and the Prophet on a quest for the Wizard. On the way, they meet up with a man whose sister is being held captive. Unrated. 2022.                                                            

LB           13580    DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE VOODOO LILY            ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG

Spring, 1935 finds the little Alabama town of Darling excited about their new local radio station, WDAR. But there are problems brewing at the newspaper, where a trio of new hires causes headaches for editor Charlie Dickens. That’s not the worst of it, though, as the Dahlias discover when the newest resident at Bessie Bloodworth’s Magnolia Manor is found dead. She had overindulged in a large and very rich chocolate cake–but was something else baked into that cake? If so, one of the Dahlias is likely to find herself at the top of Sheriff Buddy Norris’ suspect list. Unrated. 2021.                                                                                                                                               

LB           13578    SHADOWS OF SWANFORD ABBEY             KLASSEN, JULIE, 1964-   

In pursuit of an author who could help get her brother published, Rebecca Lane stays at Swanford Abbey, a grand hotel rumored to be haunted. It is there she encounters Sir Frederick–the man who broke her heart. When a mysterious death occurs, Rebecca is one of the suspects. Unrated. 2021.                                                               

LB           13579    QUICKSILVER     KOONTZ, DEAN R. (DEAN RAY), 1945-      

Quinn Quicksilver was born a mystery–abandoned at three days old on a desert highway in Arizona. Raised in an orphanage, never knowing his parents, Quinn had a happy if unexceptional life. Until the day of “strange magnetism.” It compelled him to drive out to the middle of nowhere. It helped him find a coin worth a lot of money. And it practically saved his life when two government agents showed up in the diner in pursuit of him. Now Quinn is on the run from those agents and who knows what else, fleeing for his life. Unrated. 2022.                                                                                                         

LB           13581    SECRET KEEPERS OF OLD DEPOT GROCERY            COX, AMANDA, 1984-    

For decades, three generations of women of Old Depot Grocery have been keeping secrets from each other. When Sarah returns home with hopes of running the store, the long-buried past will be brought into the light and threaten not only to destroy the family business but sever the family ties. Unrated. 2021. 

ADULT NON-FICTION                                                                                                    

LB           13575    IN THE WEEDS: AROUND THE WORLD AND BEHIND THE SCENES WITH ANTHONY BOURDAIN                 VITALE, TOM     

Despite his affable, sometimes arch TV persona, the real Tony was intensely private, deeply conflicted about his fame, and an enigma even to those close to him-except for the crew following him around the world. And almost no one knew him better than his long-time producer and director Tom Vitale. Over the course of ten years traveling together, Tony became a boss, a friend, a hero and, sometimes, a tormentor. Unrated. 2021.                                                                                                                          

LB           13548    KILLING THE MOB: THE FIGHT AGAINST ORGANIZED CRIME IN AMERICA     O’REILLY, BILL

Authors of Killing England (DB 89045) and Killing the SS (DB 92889) investigate organized crime in the United States between 1930 and 1990. Subjects include Bonnie & Clyde, John Dillinger, the Mafia Commission, the “Five Families,” J. Edgar Hoover, and Jimmy Hoffa. Some violence. Bestseller. 2021. Variant title: Fight against organized crime in America. Related names: Dugard, Martin, author.                                                                                                             

LB           13547    WHERE THE LIGHT ENTERS: BUILDING A FAMILY, DISCOVERING MYSELF BIDEN, JILL         

The wife of former vice president Joe Biden discusses her relationship with her husband, how she formed a family with him and her two stepsons, the difficulties of public life, and more. Bestseller. 2019.                                                                                                

LB           13546    LIFE ON OUR PLANET: MY WITNESS STATEMENT AND A VERSION FOR THE FUTURE                 ATTENBOROUGH, DAVID, 1926-

Naturalist in his 90s reflects on his decades as a science communicator and the changes to the planet he has witnessed since his early days in the field. Presents policies for addressing issues like climate change and bettering the world to pass on to the next generation. 2020. Related names: Hughes, Jonnie, author.                                                                                                                  

LB           13562    ELIZABETH & MARGARET: THE INTIMATE WORLD OF THE WINDSOR SISTERS         MORTON, ANDREW, 1953-    

A biography of Queen Elizabeth II and her sister Margaret examines their early idyllic youth as the closest of sisters as well as their often fraught relationship after their father’s death and Elizabeth’s ascension to the throne. Unrated. 2021.                                                                                                                                    

LB           13564    CAUSE: THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AND ITS DISCONTENTS, 1773-1783    ELLIS, JOSEPH J.

Countering popular histories that romanticize the “Spirit of ‘76” Ellis demonstrates that the rebels fought under the mantle of “The Cause,” a mutable, conveniently ambiguous principle that afforded an umbrella under which different, and often conflicting, convictions and goals could coexist. Unrated. 2021.                                                                                                                              

LB           13569    LED ZEPPELIN: THE BIOGRAPHY SPITZ, BOB        

A music biographer chronicles the rise and fall of one of the biggest rock bands in the world, from their first album in 1968, through the heyday of sold-out stadiums in the ‘70s, to the death of drummer John Bonham and the breakup of the band in 1980. Unrated. 2021.                                                                                                                             

LB           13574    MOST REMARKABLE CREATURE: THE HIDDEN LIFE AND EPIC JOURNEY OF THE WORLD’S SMARTEST BIRDS OF PREY   MEIBURG, JONATHAN  

An enthralling account of a modern voyage of discovery as we meet the clever, social birds of prey called caracaras, which puzzled Darwin, fascinate modern-day falconers, and carry secrets of our planet’s deep past in their family history. Unrated. 2021. 

YOUNG ADULT FICTION                                                                               

LB           13552    THUNDERHEAD: ARC OF A SCYTHE, BOOK 2          SHUSTERMAN, NEAL     

Rowan, now a vigilante called Scythe Lucifer, and Citra, now a junior scythe, take opposite positions on the morality of the scythedom, putting them at odds. And the ruling entity, Thunderhead, is not pleased. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.             

LB           13553    TOLL: ARC OF A SCYTHE, BOOK 3                SHUSTERMAN, NEAL     

Citra and Rowan have disappeared and new radical laws have risen in their absence. Meanwhile, corrupt High Blade Goddard demands absolute dominion over the world scythedom, and the few remaining scythes frantically try to stop him. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2019.                                                                                                                 

LB           13551    PARACHUTES     YANG, KELLY      

When Claire, a wealthy Chinese teen, is sent to America to finish high school, she becomes an unlikely housemate to Dani, an impoverished teen determined to find her way into Yale. Violence, descriptions of sex, and some strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2020.                                                                                                                                                           

LB           13567    COST OF KNOWING           MORRIS, BRITTNEY      

Sixteen-year-old Alex’s curse of seeing the future distracts him from being and doing his best; but when he sees his little brother Isaiah’s imminent death, he races against time, death, and circumstances to save him. Unrated. For senior high and older readers. 2021.

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ADULT FICTION

LB           13452    IMPOSTOR SYNDROME WANG, KATHY  

Alice Lu is a first generation Chinese American whose parents are delighted she’s working at Tangerine (such a successful company!). Too bad she’s slogging away in the lower echelons, recently dumped, and now sharing her expensive two-bedroom apartment with her cousin Cheri, a perennial “founder’s girlfriend”. One afternoon, while performing a server check, Alice discovers some unusual activity, and now she’s burdened with two powerful but distressing suspicions: Tangerine’s privacy settings aren’t as rigorous as the company claims they are, and the person abusing this loophole might be Julia Lerner herself. Unrated. 2021.           

LB           13459    LAST NIGHT IN LONDON           WHITE, KAREN (KAREN S.)           

A journalist in 2019 London interviews a World War II-era model to learn the story of the woman’s best friendship with a Royal Air Force pilot’s wife, who was catapulted by the Blitz into a web of intrigue and secrets. Unrated. 2021               

LB           13463    LOST BOYS: A DECKER/LAZARUS NOVEL   KELLERMAN, FAYE        

Detectives Peter Decker and Tyler McAdams link two suspicious disappearances from an assisted living facility to the case of three missing campers, before the reappearance of a foster son’s biological mother upends Decker’s home life. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13465    NEIGHBORS        STEEL, DANIELLE              

After a tragedy, actress Meredith White has lived as a recluse in her San Francisco home. When a massive earthquake hits, Meredith opens her mostly intact home to her neighbors. As the neighbors grow closer, bonds are formed and secrets revealed. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13426    NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR             ORWELL, GEORGE, 1903-1950    

Satire about an alternate London under a totalitarian regime overseen by the omnipresent Big Brother. Winston Smith, a Ministry of Truth bureaucrat, attempts an intellectual rebellion against the Party while he pursues an illicit romance. His actions lead to his imprisonment, torture, and reeducation by the Thought Police. 1949.      

LB           13450    FINAL TWIST       DEAVER, JEFFERY             

Colter Shaw is in San Francisco to take on the mission his father began years ago. A missing courier bag holds the evidence that will take down a corporate espionage firm responsible for an untold number of deaths. But it also holds a potentially catastrophic secret. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13455    HEIRESS: THE REVELATIONS OF ANNE DE BOURGH            GREELEY, MOLLY             

In this spin-off from Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Anne de Bourgh grew up sheltered and dreamy, knowing she would one day marry her cousin Fitzwilliam Darcy. When her father dies, Anne stops taking her daily dose of laudanum and decides to take control of her own life. Unrated. 2021.   

LB           13402    HOUR OF THE WITCH: A NOVEL     BOHJALIAN, CHRIS, 1962-             

Boston, 1662. Mary Deerfield is the twenty-four-year-old second wife of a widower twice her age. When Thomas, prone to drunken rages, drives a fork into her hand, Mary resolves to divorce him. However, she soon finds herself suspected of witchcraft. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13379    LIAR’S DICTIONARY          WILLIAMS, ELEY

Peter Winceworth, Victorian lexicographer, is toiling away on Swansby’s multivolume Encyclopaedic Dictionary, but boredom leads him to insert fictitious entries. In the present day, Mallory, a young intern employed by the publisher, is tasked with uncovering these fake words before the work is digitized. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13451    KINDEST LIE        JOHNSON, NANCY (NOVELIST)  

Needing to reconnect with the baby she gave up for adoption years earlier, an Ivy League-educated African American engineer uncovers devastating family secrets before her bond with a young white misfit scandalizes her racially torn community. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2021.  

LB           13382    IN THE COMPANY OF KILLERS      CHRISTY, BRYAN              

Tom Klay an investigative reporter leading a double life as a CIA spy, discovers that he has been weaponized in a global game of espionage pitting him against one of the world’s most ruthless men. Unrated. 2021.          

LB           13461    MARAUDER: A NOVEL OF THE OREGON FILES      CUSSLER, CLIVE

While interrupting an attack on a Kuwaiti oil tanker, Juan Cabrillo and his team discover something even more dangerous: a ruthless billionaire’s dying wish has allowed a paralyzing chemical to end up in the hands of a terrorist group. When his crew member falls victim to the poison, Cabrillo must find an antidote. Some violence. 2020. Related names: Morrison, Boyd, 1967- author.

LB           13405    KLARA AND THE SUN      ISHIGURO, KAZUO, 1954-             

Klara, an Artificial Friend, possesses great observational skills, and loves to watch the humans around her. When she is purchased to act as a companion for an ill girl, she studies the emotions of her new family closely and tries to learn from them. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2021.        

LB           3942       KENTUCKY! WAGONS WEST, VOLUME 20       ROSS, DANA FULLER       

Legendary freedom-fighter Toby Holt sets out on a daring mission to thwart a plot to assassinate President Grant.  During his adventure, he is dazzled by a Kentucky beauty and protects a woman photographer who has accidentally taken a picture of the murderer. Sequel to “Wisconsin!” (RC 26013, BR 7041).

LB           13423    PROJECT HAIL MARY       WEIR, ANDY      

Ryland Grace awakens on a spaceship far from Earth with no memory and two dead crewmates. As he begins to remember the details of his impossible mission to try to save humanity from an extinction-level threat, he encounters an unexpected ally. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13401    HUNTER KILLER: A PIKE LOGAN NOVEL          TAYLOR, BRAD, 1965-

Just as Pike Logan and the Taskforce are preparing for a mission, a friend is killed in an attack meant for Pike. When team members on the mission vanish, Pike heads to Brazil to investigate and winds up tracking a crew of Russian assassins. Sequel to Daughter of War (DB 93985). Unrated. 2020.              

LB           13435    GREAT CIRCLE    SHIPSTEAD, MAGGIE     

As a teen during Prohibition, Marian Graves meets a bootlegger who helps her become an aviator. An adventurous life follows, including an attempt to circumnavigate the globe. A century later, Hadley Baxter is cast to play Marian in a film that centers on Marian’s disappearance in Antarctica. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13408    FINDING ASHLEY: A NOVEL           STEEL, DANIELLE              

Once a bestselling author, Melissa Henderson now pours all her energy into renovating a Victorian house in rural New England. She receives a call from her estranged sister Hattie, who wants to help Melissa, even if it means opening up a wound from her past. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.               

LB           13407    FINDING THE MOTHER TREE: DISCOVERING THE WISDOM OF THE FORES                SIMARD, S. (SUZANNE)

Ecologist presents trees as part of the cycle of life and their participation in the social communication network of forests. Topics include tree evolution, perception of other trees, announcing warnings and providing defense, and the concept of Mother Trees. Strong language. 2021. Variant title: Discovering the wisdom of the forest.       

LB           13453    HUSH HUSH        WOODS, STUART             

Stone Barrington is settling in for some downtime in New York City when an anonymous enemy makes himself known. This nameless foe’s threats hit close to home, and before Stone can retaliate, the fearsome messages turn into very real consequences. With the help of old friends–and a lovely new tech-savvy acquaintance–Stone investigates. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2020.     

LB           13417    ROAD HOME      EVANS, RICHARD PAUL 

After the events of The Forgotten Road (DB 91774), Charles James has added urgency to complete his journey along Route 66 and see his ex-wife Monica. However, he is only halfway to Los Angeles and still has many more lessons to learn as he walks. 2019.

LB           13419    READY PLAYER ONE         CLINE, ERNEST  

2045. Multibillionaire James Halliday dies, leaving his last will and testament online for the world to see. His massively multiplayer online game OASIS has a hidden feature–an Easter egg–and the person who finds the egg first wins Halliday’s fortune. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2011.

LB           13418    READY PLAYER TWO        CLINE, ERNEST  

Mere days after winning OASIS founder James Halliday’s contest, Wade Watts discovers a significant new technology in Halliday’s vaults, as well as a new quest that hints at a mysterious prize. Meanwhile, a dangerous new rival rises against Wade. Sequel to Ready Player One (DB 73772). Some strong language. Bestseller. 2020. Variant title: Ready Player 2.              

LB           13387    ROBERT LUDLUM’S THE TREADSTONE EXILE         HOOD, JOSHUA

Former Treadstone Operative Adam Hayes finds himself at the center of a web of warring factions and high-level secrets in the second novel in the Treadstone series, the newest addition to the Robert Ludlum universe. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13416    RED BOOK           PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

Detective Billy Harney is used to weeks where getting shot in the head, being stalked by a state’s attorney, and accused of murder is par for the course. But his instincts flare when a drive-by shooting turns political. Worse, his past holds the answers he needs. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021. Related names:  Ellis, David, 1967- author.

LB           13406    FIRST PERSON SINGULAR: STORIES           MURAKAMI, HARUKI, 1949-        

A collection of eight short stories exploring the boundaries between the mind and the exterior world. These stories explore memories of youth, meditations on music, a love of baseball, dreamlike scenarios, and invented jazz albums. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021. Related names:  Gabriel, Philip, 1953- translator. Related names:  Gabriel, Philip, 1953- translator.

LB           13429    TINY TALES: STORIES OF ROMANCE, AMBITION, KINDNESS, AND HAPPINESS         MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-          

In Tiny Tales, Alexander McCall Smith explores romance, ambition, kindness, and happiness in thirty short stories accompanied by thirty witty cartoons designed by Iain McIntosh, McCall Smith’s longtime creative collaborator. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13392    RUSSIAN              PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

Weeks before NYPD Detective Michael Bennett is to marry his longtime love, Mary Catherine, an assassin announces his presence in the city with a string of grisly murders. Each victim is a young woman. And each has been killed in a manner as precise as it was gruesome. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021. Related names: Born, James O., author.             

LB           13420    RADIO OPERATOR: A NOVEL        LENZE, ULLA, 1973-         

At the end of the 1930s, Europe is engulfed in war. Though America is far from the fighting, the streets of New York have become a battlefield. Josef Klein, a German immigrant, remains immune to the troubles roiling his adopted city. His great passion is the radio, and his skill and technical abilities attract the attention of influential men who offer him a job as a shortwave operator. But when Josef begins to understand what they’re doing, it’s too late; he’s already a little cog in the big wheel–part of a Nazi espionage network working in Manhattan. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13421    TOM CLANCY SHADOW OF THE DRAGON              CAMERON, MARC           

After brilliant Chinese scientist Liu Wangshu is suspected of defecting to America, China sets retaliation efforts in motion. Unfortunately, none of President Jack Ryan’s team know where Liu is. Sequel to Tom Clancy Firing Point (DB 99599). Unrated. 2020. Variant title: Shadow of the Dragon.        

LB           13390    SOOLEY                GRISHAM, JOHN              

Seventeen-year-old Samuel Sooleymon gets the chance of a lifetime: a trip to the United States with his South Sudanese teammates to play in a basketball tournament. While there, Samuel receives devastating news that a civil war is raging across South Sudan and rebel troops have ransacked his village. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021. 

LB           13437    PRESIDENT’S DAUGHTER              CLINTON, BILL, 1946-     

Former president–and one-time Navy SEAL–Matthew Keating’s worst nightmare has come to pass. His teenaged daughter Melanie has been kidnapped. As the nation watches, Keating embarks on a one-man special-ops mission to retrieve Melanie and stop a madman from wreaking further havoc. Unrated. 2021. Related names:  Patterson, James, 1947- author.   

LB           13394    SOMEONE LIKE YOU        KINGSBURY, KAREN       

Maddie Baxter West is stunned when she finds out that she was adopted and had a sister she never knew. Betrayed and confused, Maddie leaves her new job and fiance, rejects her family’ s requests for forgiveness, and moves to Portland to find out who she really is. 2020.

LB           13424    PIANOS AND FLOWERS: BRIEF ENCOUNTERS OF THE ROMANTIC KIND      MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-    

In Pianos and Flowers we are invited, through the medium of sepia images, to glimpse a world long departed. In these stories, inspired by long-lost photographs, the lives of the people in the frame are imagined and then explored, layer by layer. What must have it like to be them? We hold our breath for them. Our heart beats faster for them. We look again at the photograph in a new light, and say Yes, it might have happened just like that. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13409    ETERNAL              SCOTTOLINE, LISA           

Despite their differences, Elisabetta, Marco, and Sandro grow up as the best of friends in pre-war Rome. Their friendship blossoms into love, with both Sandro and Marco hoping to win Elisabetta’s heart. But in the autumn of 1937, as Mussolini asserts his power, their lives will all change. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.              

LB           13442    SOUVENIR MUSEUM: STORIES   MCCRACKEN, ELIZABETH             

In these stories, the mysterious bonds of family are tested, transformed, fractured, and fortified. A recent widower and his adult son ferry to a craggy Scottish island in search of puffins. An actress who plays a children’s game-show villainess ushers in the New Year with her deadbeat half-brother. A mother, pining for her children, feasts on loaves of challah to fill the void. A new couple navigates a tightrope walk toward love. And on a trip to a Texas water park with their son, two fathers each confront a personal fear. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13432    ARCHER                COELHO, PAULO              

In The Archer we meet Tetsuya, a man once famous for his prodigious gift with a bow and arrow but who has since retired from public life, and the boy who comes searching for him. The boy has many questions, and in answering them Tetsuya illustrates the way of the bow and the tenets of a meaningful life. Unrated. 2020.

LB           13434    WHEREABOUTS                 LAHIRI, JHUMPA              

For one unnamed woman, the Italian city she calls home acts as a companion. Traversing the streets around her house, in parks, piazzas, museums, stores, and coffee bars, she feels less alone as she takes comfort in her routines. Unrated. 2021. 

LB           13445    DANGEROUS MAN                    CRAIS, ROBERT      

Joe Pike has just left the bank when he sees his teller forced into a vehicle. He rescues her, but she is soon abducted again. As Pike and Elvis Cole race to find her, they must figure out who wants the young woman–and why. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2019.    

LB           13391    AMERICAN TRAITOR: A PIKE LOGAN NOVEL          TAYLOR, BRAD, 1965-     

Pike Logan is on vacation when he learns that his friend and colleague Clifford Delmonty is on the run from Chinese agents. Sequel to Hunter Killer (DB 98141). Then, Pike and Jennifer discover Delmonty’s attackers are tied to a larger scheme linked to conflict between China and Taiwan. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13464    OLYMPUS, TEXAS                    SWANN, STACEY      

March Briscoe returns home to Olympus two years after he had an affair with his brother’s wife. His return puts a strain on the already dysfunctional family. Within days of March’s arrival, someone is dead, marriages are upended, and even the strongest of alliances are shattered. Unrated. 2021.             

LB           13469    WHILE JUSTICE SLEEPS: A NOVEL               ABRAMS, STACEY            

When legendary Supreme Court Justice Howard Wynn falls into a coma, his dedicated clerk Avery Keene is shocked to find he left instructions for her to serve as his guardian and power of attorney. She discovers Wynn had been researching a possible conspiracy, and she is now targeted. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.     

LB           13400    WHAT COMES AFTER      TOMPKINS, JOANNE, 1956 JULY 10-         

In misty, coastal Washington State, Isaac lives alone with his dog, grieving the recent death of his teenage son, Daniel. Next door, Lorrie, a working single mother, struggles with a heinous act committed by her own teenage son. Separated by only a silvery stretch of trees, the two parents are emotionally stranded, isolated by their great losses–until an unfamiliar sixteen-year-old girl shows up, bridges the gap, and changes everything. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13441    V2: A NOVEL OF WORLD WAR II HARRIS, ROBERT, 1957- 

It’s November 1944–Willi Graf, a German rocket engineer, is launching Nazi Germany’s V2 rockets at London from Occupied Holland. Kay Connolly, once an actress, now a young English Intelligence officer, ships out for Belgium to locate the launch sites and neutralize the threat. But when rumors of a defector circulate through the German ranks, Graf becomes a suspect…and Kay’s and Graf’s destinies are on a collision course. Unrated. 2020.               

LB           13414    AFFAIR STEEL, DANIELLE              

When Rose McCarthy’s staff at Mode magazine pitches a cover shoot with Hollywood’s hottest young actress, the actress’s sizzling affair with a bestselling French author is exposed. The author happens to be Rose’s son-in-law, which creates a painful dilemma for her. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.       

LB           13440    VANISHING        KRENTZ, JAYNE ANN      

Decades ago in the small town of Fogg Lake, a cave explosion released unknown gases. The residents slept for two days and awoke changed. Catalina Lark and Olivia LeClair are best friends who work together using their “other sight” to help solve cases, until Olivia vanishes. Unrated. 2020.

LB           13386    WHERE THE GRASS IS GREEN AND THE GIRLS ARE PRETTY      WEISBERGER, LAUREN, 1977-             

Peyton has a seat at the anchor desk of the most-watched morning show, an adoring husband and a Princeton-bound daughter. Skye, her sister, is a stay-at-home mom living in a glitzy suburb of New York, but dreams of a life beyond the PTA and pickup. Max, Peyton’s daughter, is poised to kiss her fancy private school goodbye and head off to pursue her dreams in film. Until… One little lie. That’s all it takes for the illusions to crack. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13388    WHEN THE STARS GO DARK         MCLAIN, PAULA

When tragedy strikes seasoned missing persons detective Anna Hart’s personal life, she flees to the northern California village of Mendocino to grieve. But when she arrives, it’s to find out a local teenager is missing and the circumstances are reminiscent of a murder in Anna’s childhood. Unrated. 2021. 

LB           13439    PALM BEACH MURDERS                PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

Both survivors of the divorce wars, Christy and Martin don’t believe in love at first sight and certainly not on a first date. But from the instant they lock eyes, life becomes a sexy, romantic dream come true. That is, until they start playing a strangely intense game of make-believe, a game that’s about to go too far. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13425    OCEAN PREY       SANDFORD, JOHN, 1944 FEBRUARY 23-  

While fishing with his family, an off-duty Coast Guardsman notices suspicious behavior. His feelings are confirmed when three of his colleagues are shot and killed. When the FBI’s investigation stalls out, they call in Lucas Davenport who, in turn, calls on Virgil Flowers. Strong language. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13381    BETRAYALS: A NOVEL     COLLINS, BRIDGET          

At Montverre, an ancient and elite academy hidden high in the mountains, society’s best and brightest are trained for excellence in the grand jeu-the great game-an arcane and mysterious competition that combines music, art, math, poetry, and philosophy. Leo Martin once excelled at Montverre but lost his passion for scholarly pursuits after a violent tragedy. He turned to politics instead and became a rising star in the ruling party, until a small act of conscience cost him his career. Now he has been exiled back to Montverre, his fate uncertain. Unrated. 2021.     

LB           13466    OUR WOMAN IN MOSCOW: A NOVEL           WILLIAMS, BEATRIZ 

In 1948, Iris Digby vanished from London with her American diplomat husband and their two children. Four years later, Iris’s twin sister Ruth receives a postcard. Within days, Ruth is on her way to Moscow, posing as the wife of a counterintelligence agent to extract the Digbys from behind the Iron Curtain. Unrated. 2021.       

LB           13467    OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR           FRENCH, NICCI 

London. Singer Bonnie Graham discovers the body of Hayden, her secret lover and fellow band member, and enlists the help of a friend to cover up the death. Repercussions occur involving the other musicians, who have complicated relationships from the past. Strong language, descriptions of sex, and some violence.  2021.          

LB           13384    BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED          GARDNER, LISA

Middle-aged recovering alcoholic Frankie Elkin searches for missing people the world has stopped looking for. A new case brings her to Mattapan, a Boston neighborhood where Haitian teenager Angelique Badeau vanished from her high school months earlier. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13280    BRIGHTEST STAR               MICHAELS, FERN             

Christmas is more than just a celebration for Lauren Montgomery. For generations, it’s been her family’s livelihood. To help keep their shop afloat, Lauren has a sideline writing biographies for business figures. She’s thrilled when her literary agent contacts her with a new proposal—before learning that the subject will be none other than John Gerald Giompalo. He’s the titan behind Globalgoods.com, the online retailer that has spelled doom for small businesses… Unrated. 2020.

LB           13422    PROPHETS           JONES, ROBERT, JR., 1977-           

Isaiah and Samuel are two enslaved men on a plantation. They work in the barn, caring for the animals. They find comfort and more in each other’s arms. When another enslaved man begins preaching the master’s gospel, tensions build as they try to just love each other. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13415    PUMPKIN SPICE PERIL    MCKINLAY, JENN             

Life is sugar-sweet for Melanie and Angie, who bake extra love into their friend Rene’s favorite pumpkin spice cupcakes, to cheer her up while she works on a massive art installation. Before Rene can debut, she’s found poisoned, and police suspect cupcakes may have been the murder weapon. Unrated. 2020.              

LB           13438    PHASE SIX            SHEPARD, JIM   

In a tiny settlement on the west coast of Greenland, 11-year-old Aleq and his best friend, frequent trespassers at a mining site exposed to mountains of long-buried and thawing permafrost, carry what they pick up back into their village. The story follows Aleq, one of the few survivors of the initial outbreak, through his identification and radical isolation as the likely index patient. Unrated. 2021.          

LB           13543    CROSSROADS    FRANZEN, JONATHAN   

December 23, 1971, Chicago. Each member of the Hildebrandt family seeks a freedom that the others threaten to complicate. Russ Hildebrandt, the associate church pastor and father of three, is on the brink of breaking free of a joyless marriage unless his wife beats him to it. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.             

LB           13536    SOMETHING TO HIDE: A LYNLEY NOVEL    GEORGE, ELIZABETH, 1949-         

Acting Detective Superintendent Thomas Lynley is assigned to the case of a detective who has died after being in a coma. It is only after her death that the murderous act precipitating it is discovered. He must tread carefully due to her work on a special task force. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2022.  

LB           13538    BEGINNING        LEWIS, BEVERLY, 1949-  

Susie Mast’s Old Order Amish life has been shaped more by tragedy than her own choices. But when she decides to stop waiting on her childhood friend and accept another young man’s invitation, she soon realizes her mistake. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13537    PARTY CRASHER               KINSELLA, SOPHIE           

It’s been over two years since Effie’s beloved parents got divorced. Since then, she’s become estranged from her father and embarked on a feud with his much younger girlfriend, Krista. When the family home, Greenoaks, is sold, Effie plans to sneak in during the last party at the house. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13542    NIGHT SHE DISAPPEARED             JEWELL, LISA     

After leaving a party on a massive English country estate, a young couple goes missing. A year later, writer Sophie Beck moves into a cottage on the edge of the woods bordering that same estate. While wandering the wood, she stumbles on a potential clue to the missing couple. Unrated. 2021.           

LB           13544    APPLES NEVER FALL: A NOVEL    MORIARTY, LIANE           

Stan and Joy Delaney have been married for fifty years and have a picture-perfect life. But they’re both miserable. When a stranger–Savannah–knocks on their door asking for help, they welcome her in. But soon Joy is missing, Savannah nowhere to be found, and Stan accused of murder. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13539    MUSIC OF BEES: A NOVEL             GARVIN, EILEEN

Three lonely strangers in a rural Oregon town are brought together by happenstance on a local honeybee farm, where they find surprising friendship, healing–and maybe even a second chance–just when they least expect it. Unrated. 2021.

ADULT NON-FICTION

LB           13427    LUCKY: HOW JOE BIDEN BARELY WON THE PRESIDENCY    ALLEN, JONATHAN (JONATHAN J.M.)

Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes use their unparalleled access to key players inside the Democratic and Republican campaigns to unfold how Biden’s nail-biting run for the presidency vexed his own party as much as it did Trump. Having premised his path on unlocking the Black vote in South Carolina, Biden nearly imploded before he got there after a relentless string of misfires left him freefalling in polls and nearly broke. Unrated. 2021.  Related names: Parnes, Amie, author.

LB           13462    MADHOUSE AT THE END OF THE EARTH                 SANCTON, JULIAN          

In Madhouse at the End of the Earth, Julian Sancton unfolds an epic story of adventure and horror for the ages. As the Belgica’s men teetered on the brink, de Gerlache relied increasingly on two young officers whose friendship had blossomed in captivity: the expedition’s lone American, Dr. Frederick Cook–half genius, half con man–whose later infamy would overshadow his brilliance on the Belgica. Unrated. 2021.   

LB           13380    LESSONS FROM LUCY: THE SIMPLE JOYS OF AN OLD, HAPPY DOG      BARRY, DAVE               

Humorist and author of books including Best. State. Ever (DB 87795) shares lessons on growing old gracefully, some of which he learned from his beloved dog Lucy. Lucy has taught him how to live his best life, let go of daily grievances, and be in the moment. Some strong language. 2019.

LB           13404    LEARNING TO PRAY: A GUIDE FOR EVERYONE      MARTIN, JAMES

A trusted guide walking beside us as we navigate our unique spiritual paths, Martin lays out the different styles and traditions of prayer throughout Christian history and invites us to experiment and discover which works best to feed our soul and build intimacy with our Creator. Father Martin makes clear there is not one secret formula for praying. But like any relationship, each person can discover the best style for building an intimate relationship with God, regardless of religion or denomination. Prayer, he teaches us, is open and accessible to anyone willing to open their heart. Unrated. 2021.    

LB           13448    FIRST PLATOON: A STORY OF MODERN WAR IN THE AGE OF IDENTITY DOMINANCE  JACOBSEN, ANNIE               

An urgent investigation into warfare in the age of biometrics, and the dangerous implications of new technologies that would allow the government to identify anyone, anywhere, at any time Unrated. 2021.  

LB           13454    HOW TO AVOID A CLIMATE DISASTER: THE SOLUTIONS WE HAVE AND THE BREAKTHROUGHS WE NEED     GATES, BILL, 1955-          

Founder of Microsoft presents a proposal of ways for the entire world to move to zero greenhouse gas emissions in order to avoid a climate catastrophe. Outlines the challenges facing us in the twenty-first century and methods, including proposed governmental policies, to achieve the goal. Some violence. Bestseller. 2020.

LB           13398    MY TIME WILL COME: A MEMOIR OF CRIME, PUNISHMENT, HOPE, AND REDEMPTION     MANUEL, IAN               

The story of a fourteen-year-old sentenced to life in prison, the extraordinary relationship that developed between him and the woman he shot, and of his release after twenty-six years of imprisonment through the efforts of America’s greatest contemporary legal activist, Bryan Stevenson. Unrated. 2021.               

LB           13397    MURDER THY NEIGHBOR              PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

Two true-crime tales. A woman comes to hate her neighbor; when she takes him to court, his retaliation will be shockingly gruesome. And a woman who is better at connecting through social media finds the man she’s interested in does not reciprocated her feelings; she starts a virtual war that enters the real world. Unrated. 2020.  

LB           13399    MY REMARKABLE JOURNEY: A MEMOIR      JOHNSON, KATHERINE G.       

In this memoir, Katherine shares her personal journey from child prodigy in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia to NASA human computer. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13468    FOUR HUNDRED SOULS: A COMMUNITY HISTORY OF AFRICAN AMERICA, 1619-2019                         

A “community” history of African Americans spanning the four centuries between 1619 and 2019 that contains pieces from ninety writers, each covering the span of a few years. Each period of time is explored in a variety of ways, including essays, short stories, vignettes, and polemics. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2021. Related names: Kendi, Ibram X., editor Blain, Keisha N., editor  

LB           13447    EXERCISED: WHY SOMETHING WE NEVER EVOLVED TO DO IS HEALTHY AND REWARDING         LIEBERMAN, DANIEL, 1964-         

Harvard professor of human evolutionary biology explains how humans never evolved to do voluntary physical activity for the sake of health. Suggests how we can make exercise more enjoyable, rather than shaming people for avoiding it. Tackles the question of whether you can exercise too much, and examines why exercise reduces vulnerability to fatal diseases. Some violence. 2021.        

LB           13410    EMPIRE OF PAIN: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE SACKLER DYNASTY             KEEFE, PATRICK RADDEN, 1976-

Author of Say Nothing (DB 94329) examines the history of the Sackler family who has donated money to many prominent cultural and educational institutions, but who have made their money off drugs like Valium and OxyContin. Discusses legal challenges the family and their companies have faced. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13403    HEART OF FIRE: AN IMMIGRANT DAUGHTER’S STORY      HIRONO, MAZIE, 1947-  

The first Asian American woman serving in the US Senate recounts her life story as an immigrant who was raised on a rice farm in rural Japan. She describes her journey to America, her early days in Hawaii, her family’s struggles, her early political career, and her five decades in public service. Unrated. 2021.          

LB           13436    GOD EQUATION: THE QUEST FOR AS THEORY OF EVERYTHING     KAKU, MICHIO 

Theoretical physicist and author of The Future of Humanity (DB 90271) presents an examination of the quest for a single theory to explain everything in the universe. Discusses the work of Albert Einstein, the development of quantum research, and the potential and perils of String Theory. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13396    TILL MURDER DO US PART            PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

Two true crime stories. “Till Murder Do Us Part” tells the story of Kathi Spiars who digs into the past of her husband, Stephen Marcum. “Ramp Up to Murder” examines the charmed life of teen model Brandi McClain and what goes wrong with her boyfriend. Unrated. 2021. Variant title: Until murder do us part. Related names:  Bourelle, Andrew, author. DiLallo, Max, author.      

LB           13393    SAVING FREEDOM: TRUMAN, THE COLD WAR, AND THE FIGHT FOR WESTERN CIVILIZATION                SCARBOROUGH, JOE     

The host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe discusses President Harry Truman’s efforts to fend off Soviet threats at the dawn of the Cold War through the “Truman Doctrine.” He describes the larger global context of the conflict and examines events in both Washington and Europe in order to analyze the changing geopolitics. Unrated. 2020.

LB           13433    DUSK, NIGHT, DAWN: ON REVIVAL AND COURAGE            LAMOTT, ANNE

Drawing from her own experiences and her own faith journey, Lamott offers insights into the intimate and human ways we can bring back hope by demonstrating we can travel through the darkest places toward a more hopeful light that is still burning. Unrated. 2021.          

LB           13446    CRYING IN H MART: A MEMOIR        ZAUNER, MICHELLE

The author reflects on her experiences growing up Korean American, struggling with expectations, meeting her husband, and losing her mother to cancer. She also discusses her journey to forge her own identity and claim the taste, language, and history left to her by her mother. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13412    ANTHROPOCENE REVIEWED: ESSAYS ON A HUMAN-CENTERED PLANET   GREEN, JOHN, 1977-

In this collection of personal essays adapted and expanded from his podcast, the author reviews the contradictions found within humanity. He discusses how mankind is both far too powerful and not nearly powerful enough and covers topics ranging from the QWERTY keyboard to Canada geese. Bestseller. 2021.       

LB           13431    SOUL OF A WOMAN       ALLENDE, ISABEL             

The author of Long Petal of the Sea (DB 98363) and The House of the Spirits (DB 21524) reflects on feminism and what it means to be a woman. She recounts her experiences of 1960s feminism, the trajectory of her career, the ups and downs of her love life, and what she values as a woman. 2021.   

LB           13395    THINK AGAIN: THE POWER OF KNOWING WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW      GRANT, ADAM, 1981-

An organizational psychologist examines the critical art of rethinking: learning to question your opinions and open other people’s minds, which can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life. He looks at reasons why people hesitate to rethink their opinions, and the value of mental flexibility. Bestseller. 2021.      

LB           13443    PROMISED LAND              OBAMA, BARACK            

The first volume of Barack Obama’s presidential memoirs, recounting his journey from youth to president of the United States of America. He discusses his early aspirations, the trajectory of his political career, landmark moments of his first term, and reflections on American politics. Strong language. Bestseller. 2020.

LB           13430    LET ME TELL YOU WHAT I MEAN               DIDION, JOAN  

A collection of early pieces by the author of The Year of Magical Thinking (DB 61740). These six essays discuss the press, politics, California robber barons, women, and the author’s own self-doubt. Unrated. 2021. Related names:  Als, Hilton, author of foreword.        

LB           13456    EYE BOOK: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO EYE DISORDERS AND HEALTH     CASSEL, GARY H., 1953-           

This is the second edition of an encyclopedic reference work of consumer health about the adult human eye. It covers common eye complaints such as dry eye, ocular migraine, device-related eyestrain, and conjunctivitis, along with newer forms of laser eye therapy and lens implants. The second edition features a new chapter on cosmetics and the eye, along with updated content about diagnostic testing, new forms of eyeglass materials, colored contacts, and therapies for medical conditions for all areas of the eye”– Provided by publisher. 2021.

LB           13457    EXTRA LIFE: A SHORT HISTORY OF LIVING LONGER            JOHNSON, STEVEN, 1968-            

Author of How We Got to Now (DB 95346) and Farsighted (DB 92296) analyzes the ways humans have nearly doubled their life expectancy in only one hundred years. Highlights the stories behind specific moments of innovation and progress, including seatbelts and vaccines. Unrated. 2021.            

LB           13383    CHASING THE THRILL: OBSESSION, DEATH, AND GLORY IN AMERICA’S MOST EXTRAORDINARY TREASURE HUNT              BARBARISI, DANIEL        

A first-person account of the treasure hunt set in motion by Forest Fenn–an eccentric art dealer and, some would say, robber baron–in 2010 that lasted a full decade and became the stuff of contemporary legend. When Forest Fenn was told he was going to die, he hid a chest full of jewels and gold in the wilderness and published a poem that contained a series of clues about the treasure’s secret location. But he didn’t die, and he wouldn’t reveal the location. The wild hunt went on for another ten years. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13389    WAY OF INTEGRITY: FINDING THE PATH TO YOUR TRUE SELF         BECK, MARTHA NIBLEY, 1962-

In The Way of Integrity, Beck presents a four-stage process that anyone can use to find integrity, and with it, a sense of purpose, emotional healing, and a life free of mental suffering. Much of what plagues us–people pleasing, staying in stale relationships, negative habits–all point to what happens when we are out of touch with what truly makes us feel whole. Inspired by The Divine Comedy, Beck uses Dante’s classic hero’s journey as a framework to break down the process of attaining personal integrity into small, manageable steps. Unrated. 2021.        

LB           13413    AGELESS: THE NEW SCIENCE OF GETTING OLDER WITHOUT GETTING OLD               STEELE, ANDREW               

In Ageless, Andrew Steele, a computational biologist and science writer, takes us on a journey through the laboratories where scientists are studying every bodily system that declines with age–DNA, mitochondria, stem cells, our immune systems–and developing therapies to reverse the trend. Unrated. 2020.      

LB           13385    BRIEF HISTORY OF EARTH: FOUR BILLION YEARS IN EIGHT CHAPTERS         KNOLL, ANDREW H.        

Earth’s story helps us to understand how the mountains, oceans, trees, and animals came to be, as well as gold, diamonds, coal, oil, and the very air we breathe. In so doing, it provides the context to understand how human activities are transforming the world in the twenty-first century. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13411    BEGINNERS: THE JOY AND TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF LIFELONG LEARNING    VANDERBILT, TOM

A journalist examines the question of why so many adults stop learning new skills. Inspired by his young daughter, the author decides to spend a year learning purely for the sake of learning. Extolling the benefits of being a beginner, he tackles skills including chess, singing, surfing, drawing, and juggling. Some strong language. 2020.               

LB           13470    ZERO FAIL: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SECRET SERVICE  LEONNIG, CAROL            

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and co-author of A Very Stable Genius (DB 98392) explores the United States Secret Service, drawing on her ten years of reporting on the agency for the Washington Post. Topics include the agency’s history, acceleration of its protection program after the Kennedy assassination, and various scandals. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13460    LAST DAYS OF JOHN LENNON     PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

During the Beatles’ controversial 1966 American tour, John Lennon had complained, “You might as well put a target on me.” The Nixon administration did just that, putting Lennon under FBI surveillance. Laments that the agents’ intent focus on the star himself prevented them from detecting Mark David Chapman’s ever-growing obsession with the man. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2020. Related names: Sherman, Casey, 1969- author.  Wedge, Dave, author.      

LB           13444    EFFORTLESS: MAKE IT EASIER TO DO WHAT MATTERS MOST         MCKEOWN, GREG

Effortless teaches you how to: Turn tedious tasks into enjoyable rituals. Prevent frustration by solving problems before they arise. Set a sustainable pace instead of powering through. Make one-time choices that eliminate many future decisions. Simplify your processes by removing unnecessary steps. Make relationships easier to maintain and manage. The effortless way isn’t the lazy way. It’s the smart way. It may even be the only way. Not every hard thing in life can be made easy. But we can make it easier to do more of what matters most. 2021.              

LB           13458    LAND: HOW THE HUNGER FOR OWNERSHIP SHAPED THE MODERN WORLD           WINCHESTER, SIMON

The author of The Perfectionists (DB 92192) and The Map That Changed the World (DB 52894) explores the concept of property throughout history around the world. He discusses how the world’s land has been acquired, stewarded, fought over, and shared, and explores the impact of land ownership as a concept. Strong language and some violence. 2021.    

LB           13428    LIGHT OF DAYS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF WOMEN RESISTANCE FIGHTERS IN HITLER’S GHETTOS                BATALION, JUDITH         

An account of the accomplishments of the brave Jewish women who became resistance fighters during World War II. Profiles a handful of women and their exploits, including weapons smugglers, couriers, armed fighters, intelligence agents, and saboteurs. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13540    THINGS I SHOULD HAVE SAID      SPEARS, JAMIE LYNN     

The world first met Jamie Lynn as a child star. She spent years escaping into different characters – on All That, Zoey 101, and even in the role as Britney’s kid sister. But as she grew up, faced a teen pregnancy, raised her daughter on her own, pursued a career, and learned to stand on her own two feet, the real Jamie Lynn started to take centre stage – a raw, blemished, and imperfect woman, standing in her own power. Unrated. 2022.

JUVENILE NON-FICTION

LB           13545    GONE TO THE WOODS: SURVIVING A LOST CHILDHOOD      PAULSEN, GARY          

Memoir of the award-winning author of Hatchet (DB 30535), Paulsen’s survival stories reflect the experiences of his turbulent childhood. Paulsen recounts these significant events in his life in five sections: the farm, the river, the ship, thirteen, and soldier. For grades 6-9. 2021.

LB           13541    LIFTING AS WE CLIMB: BLACK WOMEN’S BATTLE FOR THE BALLOT BOX    DIONNE, EVETTE

Black feminist writer and editor traces the history of black women as a force in the suffrage movement and how fellow suffragists did not accept them as equal partners in the struggle. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2020.

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

LB           13449    GILDED WOLVES               CHOKSHI, ROSHANI        

Paris, 1889. When the elite, ever-powerful Order of Babel coerces treasure hunter and wealthy hotelier Severin to help them find an ancient artifact, he is offered a prize that he never imagined. Severin gathers a band of unlikely experts to help him. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2019.

LB           13471    CONFIDENT ME: A BLACK GIRL’S GUIDE TO FINDING HER INNER CONFIDENCE   WILLIAMS, MELODIE               

Being a girl in today’s world is hard enough. With social media constantly projecting an unrealistic image of “perfection” and unrealized happiness, girls face an uphill battle in their mind as they try to navigate their current world. Being a black girl today is even harder. Additional judgements and stereotypes are placed on black girls that can have them suffering from low confidence and self-esteem, wondering if it’s about them, or the color of their skin. Unrated. 2020.