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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.

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ADULT FICTION

LB           13010    WIFE STALKER   CONSTANTINE, LIV         

Joanna is thankful when her charismatic husband re-emerges from a severe depression, but is shocked to discover it’s because he is leaving her for a flaky, New Age-y newcomer. When she unearths disturbing secrets about the woman, Joanna fears for the lives of her ex-husband and children. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2020.               

LB           13241    WHAT ARE YOU GOING THROUGH           NUNEZ, SIGRID

A woman describes a series of encounters she has with various people, including an old lover, an AirBnB host and a friend dying of cancer. Each of these people show a common need: the urge to talk about themselves and to have an audience to their experiences. Unrated. 2020.   

LB           13251    WILD WINTER SWAN: A NOVEL  MAGUIRE, GREGORY     

New York, 1962. Following her brother’s death and her mother’s emotional breakdown, Laura now lives in Manhattan with her strict grandparents. Grieving and in trouble at school, Laura is startled when a handsome swan boy with only one wing lands on her roof. Unrated. 2020.          

LB           13018    WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING     COLE, ALYSSA   

In Brooklyn-born-and-raised Sydney Green’s beloved neighborhood, for sale signs are popping up overnight, and the neighbors she’s known all her life are disappearing. Sydney channels her frustration into a walking tour with an unwanted assistant–her new neighbor. But they soon realize their neighbors may not have moved to the suburbs after all. Unrated. 2020.

LB           13064    WICKED SISTER DIONNE, KAREN

For a decade and a half, Rachel Cunningham has chosen to lock herself away in a psychiatric facility, tortured by gaps in her memory and the certainty that she is responsible for her parents’ deaths. But when she learns new details about their murders, Rachel returns to her family’s sprawling log cabin in the remote forests of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She begins to learn–as her mother did years earlier–that home can be a place of unspeakable evil… Unrated. 2020.

LB           13254    WONDER BOY OF WHISTLE STOP: A NOVEL           FLAGG, FANNIE

Bud Threadgoode from Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle-Stop Cafe (DB 26698) decides to return to Whistle Stop one last time with his daughter, Ruthie. There, he finds new friends and discovers surprises about his Aunt Idgie and others from the town. Some violence and some strong language. 2020.  

LB           13035    VANISHING HALF             BENNETT, BRIT 

Desiree Vignes and her daughter return home to Louisiana in 1968, fourteen years after Desiree and her identical twin sister Stella ran away. The sisters ended up on different paths, and as Desiree struggles with the racial tensions of her hometown, Stella lives her life passing as white. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2020.    

LB           13047    UNTIL IT’S OVER                FRENCH, NICCI 

London bicycle messenger Astrid Bell is knocked off her bike by a neighbor. When he is later found dead the police grill Astrid and her housemates. Then Astrid discovers another body and the group begins to wonder if there’s a killer among them. 2009.         

LB           13476    MERCY  BALDACCI, DAVID           

As the long search for twin sister Mercy reaches its conclusion, FBI agent Atlee Pine, when the truth is finally revealed, will face the greatest danger yet, one that could cost her everything. Unrated. 2021.        

LB           13477    DARK HOURS     CONNELLY, MICHAEL, 1956-        

Ballard and Bosch team up once again to find out where old and new cases intersect. All the while they must look over their shoulders. The killer who has stayed undetected for so long knows they are coming after him. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13472    SWEETNESS OF WATER: A NOVEL              HARRIS, NATHAN            

In the waning days of the Civil War, brothers Prentiss and Landry, freed by the Emancipation Proclamation, seek refuge on the homestead of George Walker and his wife, Isabelle. The Walkers, wracked by the loss of their only son to the war, hire the brothers to work their farm. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13474    WISH     SPARKS, NICHOLAS        

In 2019, Maggie is a renowned travel photographer. Unexpectedly grounded over Christmas, she is struggling with a sobering medical diagnosis and increasingly dependent on a young assistant. She tells him the story of another Christmas, decades earlier, and the love that changed the course of her life. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13478    STATE OF TERROR: A NOVEL        CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM      

Newly appointed Secretary of State Ellen Adams is a controversial choice. While she attends the new president’s first address to Congress, foreign service officer Anahita Dahir receives a baffling text–a warning. As terrorist attacks threaten America’s standing, Adams and her team fight to uncover a conspiracy. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.          

LB           13479    NEVER     FOLLETT, KEN

“Every catastrophe begins with a little problem that doesn’t get fixed.” So says Pauline Green, president of the United States, in Follett’s drama of international tension. Struggling to prevent the outbreak of world war are a young woman intelligence officer; a spy working undercover with jihadists; a brilliant Chinese spymaster; and Pauline herself, beleaguered by a populist rival for the next president election. Unrated. 2021.

ADULT NON-FICTION

LB           13008    WE HAVE BEEN HARMONIZED: LIFE IN CHINA’S SURVEILLANCE STATE       STRITTMATTER, KAI        

Award-winning correspondent Kai Strittmatter offers a close look at how the internet and high tech have allowed China to create the largest and most effective surveillance state in history. We Have Been Harmonized is a portrait of life under unprecedented government surveillance–and a dire warning about what could happen anywhere under the pretense of national security. Unrated. 2020.      

LB           13253    WE’RE BETTER THAN THIS: MY FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR DEMOCRACY        CUMMINGS, ELIJAH               

A politician recounts the formative moments in his personal and professional history that have prepared him to fight for justice and offers his views on the Trump administration. He discusses his upbringing, offers behind-the-scenes looks at House Democratic leadership, and makes the case for the politics of optimism. Some violence and some strong language. 2020. Related names: Dale, Jim, 1948- author.  Pelosi, Nancy, 1940- writer of foreword.               

LB           13250    ZEALOT AND THE EMANCIPATOR: JOHN BROWN, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, AND THE STRUGGLE FOR AMERICAN FREEDOM    BRANDS, H.W.  

John Brown was a charismatic and deeply religious man who heard the God of the Old Testament speaking to him, telling him to destroy slavery by any means. When Congress opened Kansas territory to slavery in 1854, Brown raised a band of followers to wage war.  Brown’s violence pointed ambitious Illinois lawyer and former officeholder Abraham Lincoln toward a different solution to slavery: politics. Some violence and some strong language. 2020.   

LB           13056    WHATEVER IT TOOK: AN AMERICAN PARATROOPER’S EXTRAORDINARY MEMOIR OF ESCAPE, SURVIVAL, AND HEROISM IN THE LAST DAYS OF WORLD WAR II        LANGREHR, HENRY   

As the Allied Invasion of Normandy launched in the pre-dawn hours of June 6, 1944, Henry Langrehr was among the thousands of Allies who parachuted into occupied France amid heavy anti-aircraft fire. Many of his fellow paratroopers died, but Henry miraculously survived. On June 29, however, he was captured by the Nazis. Transported to a work camp, he escaped, and searched southern Germany for his Allied brethren. Unrated. 2020.

LB           13031    TWILIGHT OF DEMOCRACY: THE SEDUCTIVE LURE OF AUTHORITARIANISM            APPLEBAUM, ANNE, 1964-    

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Red Famine (DB 89645) examines the rise of populism and nationalism in the early twenty-first century. She theorizes why some might find authoritarianism or one-party rule appealing, particularly those who have not thrived in a meritocratic or democratic system. Draws on international reports and historical examples. Unrated. Bestseller. 2020.   

LB           13258    UNTAMED          DOYLE, GLENNON, 1976-              

The author of Carry On, Warrior (DB 87208) and Love Warrior (DB 85522) suggests that trusting one’s inner voice and ignoring the world’s expectations can lead to joy and peace. She speaks of her own experiences learning to listen to herself at key moments and reclaim her true, untamed self. Strong language. Bestseller. 2020.    

LB           13473    CARNIVAL OF SNACKERY: DIARIES 2003-2020        SEDARIS, DAVID

This collection of curated diary entries, sequel to Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) (DB 88081), covers the next seventeen years of the humorist’s life. Many entries discuss the weird and wonderful people he has encountered while on book tours around the world. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13475    BEYOND BIDEN: REBUILDING THE AMERICA WE LOVE      GINGRICH, NEWT            

Right-wing stalwart Newt Gingrich brings together the various strands of the movement [which he believes is] seeking to destroy true, historic American values and replace this country with one that’s imposed on us by the combined power of government and social acceptance. Unrated. 2021.

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ADULT FICTION

LB           13248    JINGLE ALL THE WAY       MACOMBER, DEBBIE     

Real estate executive Everly Lancaster is a workaholic. Sensing her stress, Everly’s business partner insists she take December off. But her vengeful assistant books a cruise in the Amazon instead of the luxury beach vacation she expected. Luckily the trip is guided by charming naturalist Asher Adams. Unrated. 2020. 

LB           13271    KINGDOM: A NOVEL       NESBO, JO, 1960-             

Roy has never left the quiet Norwegian mountain town he grew up in, unlike his little brother Carl, who couldn’t wait to escape his troubled past. When Carl returns with a mysterious new wife and a business opportunity that seems too good to be true, dark secrets surface. Translated from the Norwegian. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2020. Related names: Ferguson, Robert, 1948- translator.

LB           13045    LOST AND FOUND BOOKSHOP    WIGGS, SUSAN

In the wake of a tragedy, Natalie Harper knows that she should sell the rundown San Francisco bookshop she has inherited and use the money to pay for her ailing grandfather’s care. Instead, she finds fixing up and running the store provides a welcome distraction to her grief. Unrated. 2020.         

LB           13041    LIONS OF FIFTH AVENUE               DAVIS, FIONA, 1966-      

1913. Laura Lyons has made a home for her family within the august walls of the New York Public Library thanks to her husband’s job. But her world is opened when she’s accepted to journalism school. Eighty years later, her granddaughter Sadie reckons with choices made. Unrated. 2020.               

LB           13261    LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND         ALAM, RUMAAN             

Amanda and Clay rent a house in a remote corner of Long Island with their teenage children for a quiet vacation. Late one night the couple that own the house knock on the door, bringing the news of a sudden blackout in New York City. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2020.

LB           13050    LOVE & OTHER CRIMES: STORIES               PARETSKY, SARA              

In “Miss Bianca,” a young girl becomes involved in espionage when she befriends a mouse in a laboratory that is conducting dark experiments. Ten-year-old V.I. Warshawski appears in “Wildcat,” embarking on her first investigation to save her father. In the new title story, “Love & Other Crimes,” V.I. treads the line between justice and vengeance when the wrongful firing of a family friend makes him a murder suspect. Unrated. 2020.

LB           13005    RODHAM             SITTENFELD, CURTIS       

1971. Hillary Rodham introduces herself to her fellow Yale Law School student, Bill Clinton. They develop a relationship and she follows him to Arkansas. But when she feels doubts about their impending marriage, she breaks up with him. Their paths continue to cross through the years. Explicit descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. 2020.  

LB           13273    RISE OF MAGICKS            ROBERTS, NORA              

After a plague destroyed civilization, Fallon worked to train her magick. She has rescued countless shifters, elves, and humans, and now must help them heal while facing off against the Purity Warriors. Sequel to Of Blood and Bone (DB 93358). Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2019.

LB           13249    MAKE THEM CRY              HENDERSON, SMITH (JOSHUA SMITH)   

It’s hard to make Diane Harbaugh flinch. A former prosecutor notorious for her aggressive tactics, she’s now a DEA agent who interrogates witnesses so effectively, she has them confessing in tears. But when she hears from Gustavo, a high-ranking cartel member with an invaluable secret about the international black market, she’s thrown for a loop. Gustavo sends her down a rabbit hole that leads to a criminal conspiracy more pervasive than anything she and the DEA ever suspected. Unrated. 2020.

LB           13029    MEMOIRS AND MISINFORMATION           CARREY, JIM, 1962-         

A somewhat autobiographical novel about a famous actor named Jim Carrey. Carrey is overweight, lonely, and depressed when he meets and falls in love with Georgie. Meanwhile screenwriter Charlie Kauffman offers him a role that might win him an Oscar. Unrated. 2020. Related names: Vachon, Dana, author.        

LB           13062    RIVER HOME      RICHELL, HANNAH          

In their ramshackle Somerset home, the Sorrells have gathered for a last-minute wedding. Lucy, the bride, has begged her loved ones to attend–not telling them that she has some important news to share once they’ve gathered. As the Sorrells come together for a week of celebration and confrontation, their painful memories are revisited and their relationships stretched to the breaking point. Unrated. 2020.      

LB           13037    PLAYING NICE    DELANEY, JP      

Pete Riley answers the door one morning to Miles Lambert, a stranger, who breaks the devastating news that Pete’s son isn’t actually his child–he is the Lamberts’, switched at birth two years ago by an understaffed hospital while their real son was sent home with Miles and his wife. An investigation unearths some disturbing questions. Unrated. 2020.

LB           13017    ROBERT LUDLUM’S THE BOURNE EVOLUTION      FREEMAN, BRIAN, 1963-

Convinced that Treadstone is behind his wife’s death, Jason Bourne goes rogue, leaving the agency behind to infiltrate and expose anarchist group Medusa. When he is framed for an assassination, Bourne finds himself alone and on the run. Sequel to The Bourne Initiative (DB 92746). Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2020.              

LB           13055    ROYAL   STEEL, DANIELLE              

Sent into hiding during World War II, headstrong seventeen-year-old Princess Charlotte assumes an alias and enjoys the freedoms of a normal life in Yorkshire before her ill-fated romance with her guardians’ son leads to the orphaning of a royal infant. Unrated. Bestseller. 2020.

LB           13065    MIDWIFE MURDERS        PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

To senior midwife Lucy Ryuan, pregnancy is her life’s work. But when two kidnappings and a vicious stabbing happen on her watch in a university hospital in Manhattan, Lucy’s focus abruptly changes. She teams up with a skeptical NYPD detective to try to solve the case. Unrated. Bestseller. 2020. Related names: DiLallo, Richard, author.

LB           13026    MOTION OF THE BODY THROUGH SPACE               SHRIVER, LIONEL             

Allergic to group activities of any kind, all her life Serenata has run, swum, and cycled on her lonesome. But now that she’s hit 60, all that physical activity has destroyed her knees. As she contemplates surgery with dread, her previously sedentary husband Remington, recently and ignominiously redundant, chooses this precise moment to discover exercise. Ignoring all his other obligations for extreme sports, he engages with a personal trainer named Bambi… Unrated. 2020.

LB           13016    MONOGAMY     MILLER, SUE, 1943-         

Graham and Annie have been married for nearly thirty years. When Graham suddenly dies, Annie is lost. What is the point of going on, she wonders, without him? Then, while she is still mourning him intensely, she discovers that Graham had been unfaithful to her. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2020.

LB           13022    MALTA EXCHANGE: A NOVEL      BERRY, STEVE, 1955-      

Cardinals arrive at the Vatican to select the late pope’s replacement, but one flees to Malta in search of a fourth-century document. Meanwhile, Cotton Malone–in Italy on the trail of legendary letters between Winston Churchill and Benito Mussolini–draws the attention of the legendary Knights of Malta. Violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2019.

LB           13066    OF BLOOD AND BONE    ROBERTS, NORA              

In the wake of the Doom virus that decimated the world’s population, thirteen-year-old Fallon Swift is mankind’s fated savior. Hunted for her gifts, it is time for her to train with the sorcerer Mallick. Sequel to Year One (DB 89938). Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2020.             

LB           13024    ORDER  SILVA, DANIEL, 1960-     

When Pope Paul VII dies, Gabriel is summoned to investigate the circumstances of his death. Consequently, Gabriel uncovers a shadowy Catholic society that will stop at nothing to keep quiet a secret gospel being researched by the late Pope. Sequel to The New Girl (DB 96383). Unrated. Bestseller. 2020.               

LB           13256    MISSIONARIES  KLAY, PHIL          

Abel, a lieutenant in a local Colombian militia is weary as his home province is ravaged and the lines between the drug cartels, militias, and state shift every day. Mason, a former US special forces medic, liaises with the Colombian military. They try to keep the narco gangs at bay. Unrated. 2020.

LB           13046    NIGHT. SLEEP. DEATH. THE STARS             OATES, JOYCE CAROL, 1938-        

Sixty-seven-year-old John Earle McLaren died when he tried to intervene in an assault by police officers on an unarmed African American man. After his death, each of his adult children reacts in startling and unexpected ways, and his grieving widow in the most surprising way of all. Unrated. 2020. 

LB           13003    SEVEN LIES          KAY, ELIZABETH

Growing up, Jane and Marnie shared everything. They knew the other’s deepest secrets. But when Marnie falls in love, things begin to change. Because Jane has a secret: she loathes Marnie’s wealthy, priggish husband. So when Marnie asks if she likes him, Jane tells her first lie. After all, even best friends keep some things to themselves. If she had been honest, then perhaps her best friend’s husband might still be alive today… Unrated. 2020.

LB           13044    SEX AND VANITY              KWAN, KEVIN   

In Capri to attend her rich friend’s wedding, half-Chinese nineteen-year-old Lucie Churchill sets eyes on George Zao and instantly doesn’t like him–until she does. Years later, they meet again in New York, but Lucie is engaged to the very wealthy Cecil Pike. Unrated. Bestseller. 2020.

LB           13255    SENTINEL             CHILD, LEE          

One morning Reacher ends up in a town near Pleasantville, Tennessee. But there’s nothing pleasant about it. Spotting a hapless soul walking into an ambush, Reacher intervenes. The man he saves is Rusty Rutherford–an unassuming IT manager–recently fired after a cyberattack locked up the town’s data, records, information, and secrets. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2020. Related names: Child, Andrew, 1968- author. 

LB           13263    SEARCHER           FRENCH, TANA 

After a bruising divorce, veteran Chicago cop Cal Hooper thought a fixer-upper in a bucolic Irish village would be the perfect escape. But when a local kid whose brother has gone missing arm-twists him into investigating, Cal uncovers layers of darkness beneath his picturesque retreat. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2020.               

LB           13252    TIME FOR MERCY             GRISHAM, JOHN              

Clanton, Mississippi. 1990. Jake Brigance–from A Time to Kill (DB 35891)–is appointed attorney for Drew Gamble, a timid sixteen-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy. Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance digs in and discovers that there is more to the story. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2020.

LB           13067    SUMMER HOUSE              PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

Once a luxurious southern lake getaway, then reduced to a dilapidated crash pad, the Summer House is now the grisly scene of a mass murder. Eyewitnesses point to four Army Rangers–known as the Night Ninjas–recently returned from Afghanistan. The Army sends veteran and former NYPD cop, Jeremiah Cook, to investigate. Unrated. Bestseller. 2020. Related names: DuBois, Brendan, author.

LB           13002    THESE WOMEN POCHODA, IVY 

Five very different women–whose lives are steeped in danger and anguish–are connected by one man and his deadly obsession, though not all of them know that yet. The careful existence they have each built for themselves starts to crumble when two murders rock their neighborhood. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.               

LB           13260    SHAKEUP             WOODS, STUART             

Upon returning from a dangerous coastal adventure, Stone Barrington is looking forward to some normalcy with the leading lady in his life. But when a grisly crime arrives on his doorstep, along with some suspicious new clients eager for his help, Stone realizes peace and quiet are no longer an option. Violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 2020. Variant title: Shake Up.

LB           13025    TOM CLANCY FIRING POINT: A JACK RYAN JR. NOVEL        MADEN, MIKE  

After failing to save an old friend from a suicide bombing, Jack seeks out the secrets that may have gotten her killed. Sequel to Tom Clancy Code of Honor (DB 97885). Unrated. 2020. Variant title: Firing Point. Related names: Clancy, Tom, 1947-2013, creator.

LB           13048    SILENT WIFE       SLAUGHTER, KARIN, 1971-           

A young woman is brutally attacked and left for dead. The police investigate but the trail goes cold. Until a chance assignment takes GBI investigator Will Trent to the state penitentiary, and to a prisoner who says new attacks look identical to the one he was falsely accused of eight years earlier. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.             

LB           13262    SPARK OF LIGHT: A NOVEL           PICOULT, JODI, 1966-     

When a gunman bursts into a reproductive health clinic, he takes everyone inside as hostages. Police negotiator Hugh McElroy rushes to the scene, only to get a text from his fifteen-year-old daughter, who is among those trapped inside the clinic. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2018.

LB           13272    THURSDAY MURDER CLUB           OSMAN, RICHARD, 1970-             

In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly to discuss unsolved crimes. When a local developer is found dead with a mysterious photograph left next to the body, the Thursday Murder Club suddenly find themselves in the middle of their first live case. And the bodies begin to pile up. Unrated. 2020.  

LB           13019    TRANSCENDENT KINGDOM         GYASI, YAA        

Sixth-year PhD candidate Gifty searches for the answers to addiction in the mice she works with, hoping to understand what tore her family apart. Even as she leans on science to understand, she longs for the evangelical faith she was raised in. Strong language and violence. Bestseller. 2020.

LB           13264    THREE WOMEN DISAPPEAR: WITH A BONUS NOVEL: COME AND GET US PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-               

Three women, who all have a reason to hate a rich stockbroker, all vanish into thin air when he is found dead. Is it because they’re all guilty? Or is the truth even more shocking? They were his personal chef, his housekeeper, and his ex-wife. Unrated. Bestseller. 2020. Related names: Serafin, Shan, 1982-, author.  Variant title: 3 Women Disappear.  Variant title: Come and Get Us. 

LB           13051    TRUE STORY       PETTY, KATE REED           

Alice Lovett has been working as a ghostwriter and lives a reclusive life. Over fifteen years ago, Alice attended a high school party–and driven home while passed out. Rumors circulated about what happened to her, but the truth remains elusive and she searches for what she lost. Unrated. 2020.

LB           13057    TO WAKE THE GIANT: A NOVEL OF PEARL HARBOR            SHAARA, JEFF, 1952-      

As 1940 draws to a close, nineteen-year-old Tommy Biggs searches for a way out of his small town. He ends up joining the Navy. But the winds of war are drifting closer and closer to the United States. Few expect an attack on Pearl Harbor. Violence and some strong language. 2020.

LB           13244    TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH               MACMILLAN, GILLY        

Three decades ago, Lucy Harper’s little brother Teddy went missing. Lucy–the only witness–spun fantasy after fantasy about Teddy’s disappearance, to the detectives’ fury and her parents’ despair. That was the start of her ability to tell a story–a talent she has profited from greatly. Now Lucy’s jealous needy husband has disappeared. Unrated. 2020.

ADULT NON-FICTION

LB           13049    NIGHT OF THE ASSASSINS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF HITLER’S PLOT TO KILL FDR, CHURCHILL, AND STALIN  BLUM, HOWARD             

The year is 1943, and the three Allied leaders–FDR, Churchill, and Stalin–are meeting for the first time at a top-secret conference in Tehran. The Nazis have learned about the meeting, and Hitler sees it as his last chance to turn the tide. Operation Long Jump is planned to assassinate all three men. With no margin for error, the head of FDR’s Secret Service detail must work with a Soviet agent to save the three most powerful men in the world. Unrated. 2020.

LB           13270    MURDER OF INNOCENCE              PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

Two true crime cases. In Murder of Innocence, dozens of women have fallen for rich, charming, good-looking Andrew Luster. But Andrew is a predator, and it’ll take a global effort to put him behind bars. In A Murderous Affair a rookie FBI agent may have impregnated his informant–who then disappears. Unrated. 2020. Related names: Bourelle, Andrew, author.  DiLallo, Max, author.

LB           13021    OPERATION VENGEANCE: THE ASTONISHING AERIAL AMBUSH THAT CHANGED WORLD WAR II                HAMPTON, DAN              

A narrative account of the top-secret U.S. mission to kill Isoroku Yamamoto, the Japanese commander who masterminded Pearl Harbor. Unrated. 2020.

LB           13063    NO RULES: NETFLIX AND THE CULTURE OF REINVENTION               HASTINGS, REED, 1960- 

Netflix has led nothing short of a revolution in the entertainment industries, generating billions of dollars in annual revenue while capturing the imaginations of hundreds of millions of people in over 190 countries. But to reach these great heights, Netflix, which launched in 1998 as an online DVD rental service, has had to reinvent itself over and over again. No Rules dives deep into the controversial ideologies at the heart of the Netflix psyche. Some strong language. 2020.

LB           13265    ONE LIFE              RAPINOE, MEGAN, 1985-             

Memoir from a star of US women’s soccer. The author shares stories of her youth in a small, conservative California town and her early aptitude for soccer. Recounts her wins at the World Cup and Olympics, and her efforts to campaign for social justice and marriage equality. Unrated. 2020. Related names: Brockes, Emma, author.

LB           13247    QUIET AMERICANS: FOUR CIA SPIES AT THE DAWN OF THE COLD WAR–A TRAGEDY IN THREE ACTS                 ANDERSON, SCOTT, 1959-            

The author of The Man Who Tried to Save the World (DB 49144) profiles four American spies in the early years of the Cold War. He recounts their covert operations, the factors that often thwarted their efforts, and the long-term consequences of the Cold War on their lives. Unrated. 2020.        

LB           13246    SEX WITH PRESIDENTS: THE INS AND OUTS OF LOVE AND LUST IN THE WHITE HOUSE        HERMAN, ELEANOR, 1960-               

While Americans have a reputation for being strait-laced, many of the nation’s leaders have been anything but puritanical. Alexander Hamilton had a steamy affair with a blackmailing prostitute. John F. Kennedy swam nude with female staff in the White House swimming pool. Is it possible the qualities needed to run for president–narcissism, a thirst for power, a desire for importance–go hand in hand with a tendency to sexual misdoing? Unrated. 2020.

LB           13052    SMALLEST LIGHTS IN THE UNIVERSE: A MEMOIR                 SEAGER, SARA  

Astrophysicist recounts being widowed at forty by cancer with two small boys. Discusses her development into an astrophysicist, the ways her work helped navigate the landscape of grief, finding solace with other young widows, and finding love again. 2020.               

LB           13068    TEAM OF FIVE: THE PRESIDENTS CLUB IN THE AGE OF TRUMP      BROWER, KATE ANDERSEN         

The author of First Women (DB 84866) and Residence (DB 82761) examines what shape life has taken for American presidents after the end of their terms, focusing on Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. Unrated. 2020.

LB           13242    SUPERMAN’S NOT COMING: OUR NATIONAL WATER CRISIS AND WHAT WE THE PEOPLE CAN DO ABOUT IT             BROCKOVICH, ERIN        

Environmental activist and subject of Academy Award-winning 2000 film presents a call for action to address water conservation and preservation. Discusses the ongoing fight chronicled in the film; efforts in Poughkeepsie, New York, to create a safe water supply; and ways to advocate for the future of water. 2020.  Related names: Boothby, Suzanne, author.

LB           13038    TRUMPOCALYPSE: RESTORING AMERICAN DEMOCRACY FRUM, DAVID, 1960-      

A huge swath of Americans has put their faith in Trump, and Trump only, because they see the rest of the country building a future that doesn’t have a place for them. In Trumpocalypse, David Frum looks at what happens when a third of the electorate refuses to abandon Donald Trump, no matter what he does. Americans must repair the damage Trump inflicted on the country, to amend the wrongs that, under Trump, they inflicted upon each other. Unrated. 2020.

LB           13014    TRUE CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS: THE INVESTIGATION OF DONALD TRUMP    TOOBIN, JEFFREY               

A CNN legal analyst and author of Vast Conspiracy (DB 49966) and Oath (DB 75611) discusses the various failed investigations conducted against President Trump, including the Mueller investigation and impeachment proceedings as well as lower-profile incidents. Draws on interviews with prosecutors, the president’s own legal team, Congressional investigators, White House staffers, and more. Unrated. 2020.       

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ADULT FICTION

LB           13040    BACKLASH           THOR, BRAD      

Far from home and surrounded by enemies, Scot Harvath must battle his way out. With no support, no cavalry coming, and no one aware of his situation, it will take all his skill and knowledge to survive and seek revenge. Sequel to Spymaster (DB 92223). Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2020.                             

LB           13269    ARREST    LETHEM, JONATHAN  

Working as an organic farmer in a near-future world devoid of technology, a former Los Angeles screenwriter unexpectedly reconnects with his once-famous partner, who has retrofitted a nuclear-powered digger to launch an unknown agenda. Unrated. 2020.                                                                                            

LB           13028    BURNING            MAJUMDAR, MEGHA    

Jivan makes a careless comment on Facebook, and is arrested for orchestrating a terrorist attack. Opportunistic gym teacher PT Sir finds his rise in his political party is dependent on Jivan’s fall. Lovely can alibi Jivan, but doing so would threaten her. Some violence and some strong language. 2020.    

LB           13004    BLUE TICKET       MACKINTOSH, SOPHIE  

Calla knows how the lottery works. Everyone does. On the day of your first bleed, you report to the station to learn what kind of woman you will be. A white ticket grants you marriage and children. A blue ticket grants you a career and freedom. You are relieved of the terrible burden of choice. And once you’ve taken your ticket, there is no going back. But what if the life you’re given is the wrong one? Unrated. 2020.                                                                                                                             

LB           13034    BUTTERFLY LAMPSHADE               BENDER, AIMEE

When her single mother is taken to a mental hospital after a psychotic episode, eight year-old Francie is sent to stay with her aunt and uncle. Twenty years later, she is still grappling with memories from her past, which seem more vivid than anything in her present life. Unrated. 2020.                                               

LB           13266    ALL THAT GLITTERS          STEEL, DANIELLE              

Coco grew up the only child of loving parents and had every opportunity in life. Everything changes when her parents are killed in a terrorist attack. In the wake of tragedy, Coco is determined to forge her own path and make her parents proud. Unrated. 2020.                                                                                   

LB           13015    ATOMIC LOVE    FIELDS, JENNIE  1950.

Five years after the end of the war, physicist Rosalind is contacted by her former lover, Weaver. Her role in Project Manhattan and her lingering love for Weaver pulls her in. But FBI agent Charlie is on the hunt for Communists and recruits Rosalind to spy. Unrated. 2020.                                                                 

LB           13012    1ST CASE             PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

After genius programmer Angela Hoot used her hacking skills on another graduate student’s computer, her mentor arranged a new beginning for her–as an intern in FBI’s Boston field office. Her first case–tracking murderous brothers who go by the Poet and the Engineer–threatens everyone around her. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. 2020. Related names:  Tebbetts, Christopher, author.                                                                                                                                             

LB           13011    GHOSTS OF HARVARD    SERRITELLA, FRANCESCA             

Cadence “Cady” Archer arrives on Harvard’s campus searching for answers about her brother, a schizophrenic genius who leapt from his dorm room window the year before. Losing Eric has left a black hole in Cady’s life, and she is driven to know why Eric killed himself. As Cady struggles under the enormous pressure that comes with being at Harvard, she begins to investigate her brother’s life on campus. She turns up clues that grow increasingly sinister… Unrated. 2020.                                               

LB           13036    EXILES   KLINE, CHRISTINA BAKER, 1964-

1840. Naive governess Evangeline has fallen pregnant by her employer’s son. First sent to Newgate prison on a false charge, she is condemned to transportation to Van Diemen’s Island. On the voyage, she befriends streetwise Hazel. Once in Australia, they meet Mathinna–orphaned daughter of the Lowreenne tribe’s chief. Unrated. 2020. Related names: Lee, Caroline, 1953-.                                       

LB           13013    GOLDEN CAGE   LACKBERG, CAMILLA, 1974-        

Faye was instrumental in making Jack’s business a success and raising their child. When Faye discovers that Jack is having an affair, she is emotionally shattered and financially devastated–but hell hath no fury like a woman with a violent past bent on vengeance. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2020. Related names: Smith, Neil, 1964-, translator.                                                                  

LB           13059    EAGLE STATION                BROWN, DALE, 1956-     

The Iron Wolf Squadron uncovers a plot by Chinese and Russian leaders to build a joint secret base on the moon. If they are successful, America will be unable to mine the moon for resources as planned. Sequel to Kremlin Strike (DB 101218). Unrated. 2020.                                                                                                               

LB           13043    ELEVATION         KING, STEPHEN, 1947-   

Middle-aged Scott Carey has discovered he is losing weight but–oddly–not mass. As he confides to his retired doctor friend, nothing he wears or carries adds to his weight. Meanwhile, Scott enjoys life and is determined to mend fences with his new prickly neighbor and her wife. Strong language. Bestseller. 2020.                                                                                                                                     

LB           13039    END OF HER        LAPENA, SHARI, 1960-   

Stephanie and Patrick are adjusting to sleep deprivation with their colicky twin girls, when Erica–a woman from Patrick’s past–appears and makes a disturbing accusation. Patrick had always said his first wife’s death was an accident, but now Erica claims it was murder. Unrated. 2020.      

LB           13027    DADDY’S GIRLS  STEEL, DANIELLE              

After JT Tucker’s wife died, he built the biggest ranch in California, but when he dies suddenly, the ranch is inherited by his three daughters. The sisters struggle with their differences and try to move on from the loss of their dad. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2020.                                                                                                  

LB           13058    HUSH    PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

Prison is a dangerous place for a former cop. And the last person Harriet Blue wants to see is Deputy Police Commissioner Joe Woods, who put her inside. But his daughter and her two-year-old child have gone missing. If Harriet can find his family, it will buy her freedom. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2020. Related names: Fox, Candice, author.                                         

LB           13032    DEATH OF VIVEK OJI        EMEZI, AKWAEKE            

In Nigeria, a mother finds her dead son’s brightly wrapped body on her doorstep. Vivek suffered mysterious blackouts as a child, tied to his struggles against the strict Nigerian ideas about identity. His only close friendship is with his cousin Osita, who has secrets of his own. Unrated. 2020.                                               

LB           13007    DADDY: STORIES               CLINE, EMMA   

A collection of short stories from the author of The Girls (DB 84920) that explores the fault lines of power between men and women, parents and children, past and present. The author also examines how moments of misunderstanding can have life-changing consequences. Unrated. 2020.                

LB           13030    INHERITORS        SERIZAWA, ASAKO         

A collection of interconnected short stories that span more than a century of time in the United States and both colonial and postcolonial Asia. The characters within these stories struggle with legacies of loss, imperialism, and war. Strong language and some violence. 2020.

LB           13042    GOOD MARRIAGE            MCCREIGHT, KIMBERLY

Attorney Lizzie Kitsakis gets the call from Zach Grayson, an old friend. His wife has been found dead at the bottom of the stairs in their Brooklyn brownstone, and Zach’s the primary suspect. The case soon has Lizzie wondering what it means to have a good marriage. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2020.          

ADULT NON-FICTION                                                                                                    

LB           13245    BATTLEGROUNDS: THE FIGHT TO DEFEND THE FREE WORLD         MCMASTER, H.R., 1962-

The author of Dereliction of Duty (DB 47926) examines America’s critical foreign policy and national security challenges in the early twenty-first century. Draws on the author’s military career and time spent as President Trump’s National Security Advisor. 2020.                                                                                

LB           13268    AMERICAN CRISIS: LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC             CUOMO, ANDREW M., 1957-            

Governor Andrew Cuomo tells the story of how he took charge in the fight against COVID-19 as New York became the epicenter of the pandemic, offering hard-won lessons in leadership and his vision for the path forward. Unrated. 2020.                                                                                                                               

LB           13009    EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IN ITS TIME        HAGER, JENNA BUSH, 1981-        

The former first daughter and co-author of Sisters First (DB 89560) shares personal anecdotes about both sets of grandparents, including George and Barbara Bush, through a series of essays. She discusses the lessons all four individuals taught her and looks to the future and the lessons she hopes to teach her own children. Unrated. Bestseller. 2020.                                                                                                              

LB           13061    FINDING FREEDOM: HARRY AND MEGHAN AND THE MAKING OF A MODERN ROYAL FAMILY                 SCOBIE, OMID  

Two royal reporters with behind-the-scenes access to the couple recount the trajectory of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s relationship and eventual decision to step away from royal life. Unrated. 2020. Related names: Durand, Carolyn, author.                                                                                               

LB           13274    FRONTIER FOLLIES: ADVENTURES IN MARRIAGE AND MOTHERHOOD IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE                 DRUMMOND, REE          

A blogger and author of The Pioneer Woman (DB 73279) shares anecdotes of her experiences of motherhood, lessons she has learned about finding balance in life, and more. Unrated. Bestseller. 2020.

LB           13023    EXERCISE OF POWER: AMERICAN FAILURES, SUCCESSES, AND A NEW PATH FORWARD IN THE POST-COLD WAR WORLD          GATES, ROBERT MICHAEL, 1943-               

A former secretary of defense and the author of Duty (DB 78129) examines how American presidents have exercised power, for better or worse, in the post-Cold War world. He discusses the importance of diplomacy, strategic communications, development assistance, intelligence, technology, and ideology in a successful exercise of power. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020. Variant title: American failures, successes, and a new path forward in the post-Cold War world.                                                                                    

LB           13069    ENEMY OF ALL MANKIND: A TRUE STORY OF PIRACY, POWER, AND HISTORY’S FIRST GLOBAL MANHUNT         JOHNSON, STEVEN, 1968-            

Henry Every was the seventeenth century’s most notorious pirate. The press published wildly popular–and wildly inaccurate–reports of his nefarious adventures. The British government offered enormous bounties for his capture, alive or (preferably) dead. But Steven Johnson argues that Every’s most lasting legacy was his inadvertent triggering of a major shift in the global economy. Unrated. 2020.        

LB           13053    DARK MIRROR: EDWARD SNOWDEN AND THE AMERICAN SURVEILLANCE STATE GELLMAN, BARTON, 1960-    

The three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author recounts the events surrounding Edward Snowden’s actions as a whistleblower while working for the NSA. He also examines the rise of surveillance after 9/11 and debates its significance. Some strong language. 2020.            

LB           13259    DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING: PUTTING LIFE BACK TOGETHER WHEN YOUR WORLD FALLS APART                 HOLLIS, RACHEL (EVENT PLANNER)         

The author of Girl, Wash Your Face (DB 91974) looks at how we cope in difficult times. She believes it is up to you how you come through pain: changed for the better, having learned and grown, or stuck in place where your identity becomes rooted in what hurt you. Unrated. Bestseller. 2020. Variant title: Did Not See That Coming. Variant title: Putting Life Back Together When Your World Falls Apart.                              

LB           13054    HOW TO DESTROY AMERICA IN THREE EASY STEPS            SHAPIRO, BEN  

The author of The Right Side of History (DB 95351) discusses a faction of American politics he refers to as “disintegrationists,” who he feels wish to dissolve American foundations of beliefs and culture. He explains what problems these individuals claim to see within America and the dangers they might pose. Unrated. Bestseller. 2020.                                                                                                                              

LB           13006    DIRT: ADVENTURES IN LYON AS A CHEF IN TRAINING, FATHER, AND SLEUTH LOOKING FOR THE SECRET OF FRENCH COOKING     BUFORD, BILL    

Former magazine editor chronicles his journey to become a French-trained chef, including traveling to Lyon, France, with his wife and three-year-old twins. Humorously discusses influential personalities he meets, challenges he faces, and successes he achieves. Strong language. 2020.                                                           

LB           13257    GROUNDED: A SENATOR’S LESSONS ON WINNING BACK RURAL AMERICA              TESTER, JON, 1956-               

In Grounded, Tester shares his early life, his rise in the Democratic party, his vision for helping rural America, and his strategies for reaching red state voters. Tester has made his political career a testament to crossing the divides of class and geography. The media and Democrats too often discount rural people as Trump supporters; Tester knows better. He seeks to understand the issues that are important to rural and working-class America. Unrated. 2020. Related names: Murphy, Aaron, 1979-, author.

LB           13020    GREAT INFLUENZA: THE STORY OF THE DEADLIEST PANDEMIC IN HISTORY              BARRY, JOHN M., 1947-    

Traces the medical and social history of the 1918 influenza epidemic that erupted during World War I. Discusses the conditions both biological (swiftly mutating flu virus passing between animals and humans) and political (troop movements between continents) under which the disease thrived and its effect on world populations. Keck Award. 2004.

LB           13267    GREATEST BEER RUN EVER: A MEMOIR OF FRIENDSHIP, LOYALTY, AND WAR          DONOHUE, JOHN (UNION LEADER)             

An account of John “Chick” Donohue’s scheme to sneak into Vietnam during the Vietnam War to deliver supportive messages and beers to his soldier buddies serving there. Unrated. Bestseller. 2017. Related names: Molloy, J.T. (Journalist), author.

LB           13243    HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST        KENDI, IBRAM X.              

Award-winning author theorizes what an antiracist society might look like and how individuals can play a role in building it. Discusses the roles of ethics, history, law, and science in racial justice. Strong language. Bestseller. 2019.                                                                                                                               

LB           13033    IT WAS ALL A LIE: HOW THE REPUBLICAN PARTY BECAME DONALD TRUMP            STEVENS, STUART               

A Republican political consultant criticizes the trajectory of the Republican Party over the course of five decades, beginning with the 1960s. He presents his views on the rampant racism, hypocrisy, self-delusion, and toxic rhetoric that have led the party to its current state. Unrated. 2020.           

YOUNG ADULT FICTION                                                                                               

LB           13060    GOOD GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER              JACKSON, HOLLY, 1992-

As her senior capstone project, Pippa Fitz-Amobi is determined to find the real killer in a closed, local murder case, but not everyone wants her meddling in the past. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2020.                                                                                                                 

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ADULT FICTION

LB           13374    BLACK SUN         ROANHORSE, REBECCA 

In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice celebration is coinciding with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event the Sun Priest believes will lead to an unbalancing of the world. As the priests prepare, a ship heads towards Tova with a seemingly harmless passenger. Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.

LB           13378    BULLET                 JOHANSEN, IRIS

Research doctor Diane Connors has been developing a secret discovery with global ramifications. But when word gets out, she turns to the last person she wants to ask for help–her ex-husband, Joe Quinn. Joe and his wife Eve Duncan risk everything to protect Diane. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13371    CONFESSIONS OF A CURIOUS BOOKSELLER           GREEN, ELIZABETH          

Without question, Fawn Birchill knows that her used bookstore is the heart of West Philadelphia. So when an amicable young indie bookseller invades her block, Fawn is convinced that his cushy couches, impressive selection, coffee bar, and knowledgeable staff are a neighborhood blight. Misguided yet blindly resilient, Fawn declares war, and soon faces unavoidable truths about online dating, strained familial relationships, a devoted intern, and the litany of repairs her aging store requires. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13373    OTHER EMILY     KOONTZ, DEAN R. (DEAN RAY), 1945-      

A decade ago, Emily Carlino vanished after her car broke down on a California highway and was presumed to be a victim of a serial killer. Writer David Thorne searches for closure over the love of his life but instead stumbles into something inconceivable. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2021.   

LB           13377    GOLDEN GIRL     HILDERBRAND, ELIN       

Novelist Vivian Howe was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Nantucket. In the afterlife, she is allowed one last summer to watch what happens below. As she observes her three adult children and ex-husband, she worries about the reaction to her final book, which reveals personal secrets. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.

ADULT  NON-FICTION

LB           13372    FINDING FREEDOM: A COOK’S STORY; REMAKING A LIFE FROM SCRATCH                FRENCH, ERIN (CHEF)               

Chef known for her focus on Maine ingredients and culture, and whose restaurant fills its seats with people from all over the world, presents her journey to becoming who she is. French shares the challenges she has faced–including dealing with drug addiction–and what has brought her joy. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13376    CARY GRANT: A BRILLIANT DISGUISE        EYMAN, SCOTT, 1951-    

Biography of famous actor born Archibald Leach (1904-1986). Drawing on Grant’s own papers, extensive archival research, and interviews with family and friends, explores his career and personal life. Shows that despite his success, Grant remained deeply conflicted about his past, his present, and his basic identity. Unrated. 2020.

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

LB           13375    QUEEN’S SECRET               DE LA CRUZ, MELISSA, 1971-       

Lovers Cal and Lilac battle dark forces apart from each other, and the strength of their love–and their kingdom–face the ultimate test. Sequel to The Queen’s Assassin (DB 98674). Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.