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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.

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ADULT FICTION

LB           13299    DAYLIGHT            BALDACCI, DAVID           

FBI Agent Atlee Pine’s search for her twin sister Mercy–who was abducted at the age of six–clashes with military investigator John Puller’s high-stakes case, leading them both deep into a global conspiracy from which neither of them will escape unscathed. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2020.

LB           13317    WORST CASE      PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

NYPD detective Mike Bennett is assigned to the case of eighteen-year-old Jacob Dunning, kidnapped son of a billionaire CEO. Teamed with FBI agent Emily Parker, Bennett tracks an activist killer who plans to change an unjust world with blood. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2010. Related names: Ledwidge, Michael, author.

LB           13318    TICK TOCK           PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

After events in Worst Case (DB 70893), widowed NYPD detective Mike Bennett goes on vacation with his ten adopted children and their attractive nanny Mary Catherine. But he is summoned home to deal with a series of baffling and gruesome cases that copy famous crimes. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2011. Related names: Ledwidge, Michael, author.

LB           13319    GONE    PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

Crime lord Manuel Perrine declares war–and his top target is detective Michael Bennett, who once arrested him. Bennett, his ten adopted children, their nanny, and his grandfather are hidden safely on a California farm, guarded by the FBI. But now the FBI needs Bennett’s help. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2013. Related names: Ledwidge, Michael, author.

LB           13320    SCORPION’S TAIL: A NORA KELLY NOVEL    PRESTON, DOUGLAS J.  

Nora Kelly, archaeologist at the Santa Fe Archeological Institute, and rookie FBI Agent Corrie Swanson team up when a mummified corpse, over half a century old, is found in the cellar of an abandoned building in a remote New Mexico ghost town. Unrated. 2020.

LB           13321    RUN FOR YOUR LIFE: A MICHAEL BENNETT MYSTERY        PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-

NYPD hostage negotiator Michael Bennett is struggling to find a serial killer who calls himself the Teacher and who randomly targets people in the city. While texting with the sociopath, Mike tends to his ten adopted and newly motherless kids, who all have the flu. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2009.

LB           13327    ALL THE COLORS OF NIGHT          KRENTZ, JAYNE ANN      

North Chastain possesses a paranormal talent that gives him the ability to track down the most dangerous psychic criminals. When his father suddenly falls into a coma-like state, North is convinced it was caused by a deadly artifact. He asks antiques expert Sierra Raines for help. 2021.

LB           13332    PIECE OF MY HEART        CLARK, MARY HIGGINS 

Television producer Laurie Moran and her fiancé Alex Buckley, the former host of her investigative television show, are just days away from their mid-August wedding, when things take a dark turn. Alex’s seven-year-old nephew, Johnny, vanishes from the beach. Unrated. 2020. Related names: Burke, Alafair, author.

LB           13338    HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: A DETECTIVE WILLIAM WARWICK NOVEL             ARCHER, JEFFREY, 1940-

1986. William Warwick from Nothing Ventured (DB 96828) has been promoted to Detective Sergeant. Along with the rest of his team, he is assigned to the Drugs Squad. Their mission is to capture a notorious drug dealer, but a trap is hidden in plain sight. Unrated. 2020.       

LB           13339    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           13324    MAGIC LESSONS               HOFFMAN, ALICE            

In the 1600s, Maria was abandoned in a snowy field in rural England as a baby. Hannah Owens takes her in and teaches her, recognizing that even as a child Maria has a magical gift. Prequel to Practical Magic (DB 40461). Some strong language. 2020.

LB           13352    EGG DROP DEAD              CHIEN, VIVIEN  

It was supposed to be a fancy, intimate dinner party by the pool. Instead, Lana Lee’s first-ever catering event turns into full-course madness when a domestic worker is found dead. Is the party’s host Donna Feng, the sweet-and-sour owner of the Asia Village shopping plaza where Ho-Lee is situated, somehow to blame? That’s what Lana–whose plate is already plenty full with running the restaurant, pleasing her often-disapproving mother, and fretting over her occasionally-serious boyfriend Detective Adam Trudeau–must find out. 2020.

LB           13356    MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH: A ROBIN LOCKWOOD NOVEL           MARGOLIN, PHILLIP

Attorney and former mma fighter Robin Lockwood is convinced her new client, Joe Lattimore, is innocent of the murder he is accused of committing. Joe’s past as an underground fighter led to blackmail, and he thought he was just burglarizing a home when he found a body. Unrated. 2021.          

LB           13358    ALERT    PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

After two inexplicable high-tech attacks, New York is on edge. Detective Michael Bennett, along with his old pal, the FBI’s Emily Parker, have to catch the shadowy criminals who claim responsibility–but they’re as good at concealing their identities as they are at wreaking havoc. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2015. Related names: Ledwidge, Michael, author.

LB           13359    GAMBLING MAN             BALDACCI, DAVID           

On the eve of the 1950s, war veteran Aloysius Archer is on a bus to California. During a stop in Reno, he comes into possession of a wad of cash and blood-red 1939 Delahaye convertible. Arriving in California, he lands an apprenticeship with PI Willie Dash. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13360    BLACK BOOK      PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

A horrifying murder leads investigators to an exclusive brothel that caters to Chicago’s most powerful citizens. There’s plenty of incriminating evidence, but what matters most is what’s missing–the madam’s black book. The effects ripple through the city’s elite, and everyone’s desperate to find it. Some strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2017.

LB           13357    NO PEACE: A STEVE DANCY TALE               BEST, JAMES D.

Steve Dancy has married and settled down in San Diego. His wanderlust and violence discarded when he married Virginia, the past three years have been blissfully peaceful. Now with a two-year-old son, Steve invites his mother to meet the family in Monterey at the Hotel Del Monte, one of the finest resort hotels in the country, for a family holiday. Unrated. 2020.

LB           13366    RETURN TO VIRGIN RIVER            CARR, ROBYN    

Author Kaylee hoped to use her work to deal with her grief over her mother’s recent death. Instead she has terrible writer’s block and a looming deadline. Determined to escape distractions and avoid the holiday season, Kaylee borrows a cabin in Virgin River. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2020.

LB           13364    MOONLIGHT SCHOOL    FISHER, SUZANNE WOODS          

Based on true events, a young woman used to the finer things in life arrives in small town Appalachia in 1911 to help her formidable cousin combat adult illiteracy by opening moonlight schools. Unrated. 2021.         

ADULT NON-FICTION

LB           13353    CASTE: THE ORIGINS OF OUR DISCONTENTS         WILKERSON, ISABEL       

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Warmth of Other Suns (DB 71929) examines the unofficial castes and hierarchies she has observed as inherent in American society. She also discusses the eight pillars of all caste systems and offers ways for America to move forward. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2020.

LB           13355    MEGHAN AND HARRY: THE REAL STORY CAMPBELL, LADY COLIN

Lady Colin Campbell goes behind the scenes, speaking to friends, relations, courtiers, and colleagues on both sides of the Atlantic to reveal the most unexpected royal story since King Edward VIII’s abdication. She highlights the dilemmas involved and the issues that lurk beneath the surface, revealing why the couple decided to step down as senior royals. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13361    HOW THE WORD IS PASSED: A RECKONING WITH THE HISTORY OF SLAVERY ACROSS AMERICA                SMITH, CLINT    

The author tours the monuments and landmarks that tell the story of slavery’s central role in shaping America’s collective history and culture. He explores historical plantations, prisons, cemeteries, holidays, and entire neighborhoods, revealing their ties to this painful aspect of America’s past and present. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2021. Variant title: Reckoning with the history of slavery across America. 

LB           13362    BOMBER MAFIA: A DREAM, A TEMPTATION, AND THE LONGEST NIGHT OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR                 GLADWELL, MALCOLM, 1963-    

The author of Tipping Point (DB 50027) and Outliers (DB 68164) examines the development of precision bombing in the years leading up to World War II. He questions the tactics applied in World War II and ponders the morality of those decisions. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13363    LET US DREAM: THE PATH TO A BETTER FUTURE                 FRANCIS, POPE, 1936-   

Leader of the Catholic Church collaborates with his biographer to present a vision for creating a safer, fairer, and healthier world for all people. Their methods are rooted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and address the systems which led to the spread of the virus. Unrated. 2020.       

LB           13365    PRINCE PHILIP REVEALED              SEWARD, INGRID            

The editor-in-chief of “Majesty” magazine presents a biography of the British consort to discuss his aristocratic childhood in Paris, more than seven-decade marriage to Elizabeth II, and loyal service as a statesman and philanthropist. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13367    RISE UP: CONFRONTING A COUNTRY AT THE CROSSROADS            SHARPTON, AL

Minister, political and civil rights activist, and radio talk show host reflects on the trajectory of politics in the early twenty-first century, focusing on the Obama and Trump years. The author discusses his views on the failures that have occurred and suggest a path forward for America to reclaim its core values. Unrated. 2020. Related names: Dyson, Michael Eric, writer of foreword.

LB           13368    THIS TIME NEXT YEAR WE’LL BE LAUGHING: A MEMOIR WINSPEAR, JACQUELINE, 1955-

Author of the Maisie Dobbs mystery series recounts growing up in post-World War II England and the lasting effects of the conflict on her family. Discusses her grandfather’s shellshock from World War I service, her parents’ experiences during World War II, and her childhood in rural Kent. Unrated. 2020. Variant title: This time next year we will be laughing.

LB           13369    NOISE: A FLAW IN HUMAN JUDGMENT  KAHNEMAN, DANIEL, 1934-        

Discusses why people make bad judgements and how to make better ones by reducing the influence of “noise”–variables that can cause bias in decision making–and draws on examples in many fields, including medicine, law, economic forecasting, forensic science, strategy, and personnel selection. Bestseller. 2021.

LB           13370    THIS IS THE FIRE: WHAT I SAY TO MY FRIENDS ABOUT RACISM     LEMON, DON, 1966-

Beginning with a letter to one of his Black nephews, the author reflects on his slave ancestors, his upbringing in the shadow of segregation, the artifacts of slavery in modern America, historical events tied to slavery, and the importance of resisting racism on a daily basis. Unrated. Bestseller. 2021.              

JUVENILE FICTION

LB           13336    TOWER OF NERO: THE TRIALS OF APOLLO, BOOK 5            RIORDAN, RICK

Lester teams up with his demigod master, Meg, to follow a prophecy that leads to an ultimate confrontation at the Tower of Nero. For grades 5-8. 2020.

LB           13337    DARK PROPHECY              RIORDAN, RICK

Leaving the safety of the demigod training ground, a disgraced Apollo embarks on a quest across North America to find a dangerous ancient-world Oracle while navigating the challenges of the evil Triumvirate. For grades 5-8. 2017.

LB           13323    WE DREAM OF SPACE    KELLY, ERIN ENTRADA    1986.

As the nation waits expectantly for the launch of the space shuttle Challenger, three siblings–Cash, Fitch, and Bird–struggle with their own personal anxieties. When the fated day arrives, it changes all of their lives and brings them together in unexpected ways. For grades 4-7. 2020.

LB           13354    KING AND THE DRAGONFLIES     CALLENDER, KACEN        

In a small but turbulent Louisiana town, one boy’s grief takes him beyond the bayous of his backyard, to learn that there is no right way to be yourself. For grades 4-7. 2020. Variant title: King & the dragonflies.

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ADULT FICTION

LB           13292    AND THEY CALLED IT CAMELOT: A NOVEL OF JACQUELINE BOUVIER KENNEDY ONASSIS    THORNTON, STEPHANIE, 1980-           

Jacqueline Bouvier rises to national fame when she marries the well-regarded junior senator from Massachusetts, Jack Kennedy. But the life in the public eye is not easy, especially with a husband like Jack. When Jack is assassinated, she must rebuild her life for herself and her children. Unrated. 2020.               

LB           13297    SEASONS OF AN AMISH GARDEN: FOUR STORIES                CLIPSTON, AMY

A collection of four stories which revolve around an Amish community garden and those who find friendship and love while working there. In “Spring Is in the Air,” the people of Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, plan a garden to honor a young widow’s husband. 2019. Contents: Spring is in the air – Home by summer – The fruits of fall – Winter blessings.

LB           13290    FORTUNE AND GLORY    EVANOVICH, JANET       

When the husband of Stephanie’s beloved Grandma Mazur died on their wedding night, he left her a beat-up old easy chair and the keys to a life-changing fortune. But as Stephanie and Grandma Mazur search for Jimmy Rosolli’s treasure, they discover they’re not the only ones on the hunt. Unrated. Bestseller. 2020.

LB           13291    CHRISTMAS RESOLUTION             PERRY, ANNE    

When Celia Hooper discovers that her dear friend Clementine is to marry widower Seth Marlowe–a man with a sinister past–she calls upon her husband, Detective John Hooper of the Thames River Police, to help her find out what really happened to Seth’s first wife several years ago. Rumour has it that she killed herself and Seth’s daughter ran away to live on the streets but no one seems to know the truth. Unrated. 2020. 

LB           13293    BOOK OF TWO WAYS      PICOULT, JODI, 1966-     

Dawn Edelstein is on a plane when they are told to prepare for a crash landing. She braces herself as thoughts flash through her mind. The shocking thing is, the thoughts are not of her current life. After Dawn miraculously survives the crash, her two possible futures unspool side by side. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2020.               

LB           13296    PRAY FOR DEATH              JOHNSTONE, WILLIAM W.           

U.S. Marshal Will Tanner is a man of the law, not a gun for hire. Except when a friend’s in danger and needs the Tanner brand of help that comes out the barrel of a gun. Unrated. 2020.

LB           13295    JACK      ROBINSON, MARILYNNE

John Ames Boughton–Jack to his friends–is the prodigal son of Gilead’s Presbyterian minister. He has fallen for Della Miles, a high school teacher and fellow preacher’s kid. Jack’s past and their interracial romance cause them heartache and more. Unrated. 2020.            

LB           13294    HOW TO RAISE AN ELEPHANT     MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-         

They say it takes a village to raise a child, but can Mma Ramotswe and the rest of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency come together to raise a pipsqueak pachyderm? We may find out in this novel. We may not. Who can say? Unrated. 2020.    

LB           13278    LAW OF INNOCENCE      CONNELLY, MICHAEL, 1956-        

Defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by police, who find the body of a client in the trunk of his Lincoln. When Haller is charged with murder and can’t make the exorbitant bail slapped on him by a vindictive judge, he must strategize and build his defense from his jail cell. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2020.

LB           13315    SHADOWS OF FOXWORTH           ANDREWS, V.C. (VIRGINIA C.)    

Two generations before Corinne Foxworth locked her children in an attic, the life of her grandmother, a gorgeous young girl named Corrine Dixon, changed forever. At age sixteen, she discovered she was pregnant by the wealthy and handsome Garland Foxworth. Now, trapped in the labyrinthine Foxworth estate, young Corrine is overwhelmed with her stifled life and domineering husband. When an artist is hired to paint her portrait, she immediately falls in love and is convinced to abandon this dark world forever… Unrated. 2020.

LB           13316    BURDEN OF PROOF         BUNN, T. DAVIS, 1952-  

Ethan missed the chance to save his brother’s life. When his brother’s widow reveals that she and her husband were involved in a legal case that threatens the global power structure, Ethan must face his past and join the search for answers to discover how to redeem his future. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13314    NOEL STREET: FROM THE NOEL COLLECTION        EVANS, RICHARD PAUL  1975.

In Mistletoe, Utah, waitress Elle Sheen works at the Noel Street Diner as she raises her biracial son, Dylan, whose father was killed in Vietnam. She meets William Smith, a recently returned POW. As they grow closer, William may have the answer to Elle’s secret pain. 2019.         

LB           13310    KILLER TAKE ALL                JOHNSTONE, WILLIAM W.           

When railroad developer Jacob Freemantle begins buying up land in the cattle town of Chugwater, Duff MacCallister and the other settlers are on board at first. But Duff begins to suspect Freemantle of devious motivations and dirty tactics. Unrated. 2020. Related names: Johnstone, J. A., author.

LB           13308    CRYSTAL CAVE TRILOGY     ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG           

3 novellas featuring Ruby Wilcox, from the China Bayles series: NoBODY, SomeBODY Else, and Out of BODY. This book is part of the Thorndike Press Large Print Mystery list. Unrated. 2020.      

LB           13311    THOUSAND TEXAS LONGHORNS      BOGGS, JOHNNY D.  

The Civil War is over. The future of the American West is up for grabs. Any man crazy enough to lead a herd of Texas longhorns to the north stands to make a fortune–and make history. That man would be Nelson Story. A bold entrepreneur and miner, he knows a golden opportunity when he sees one. But it won’t be easy. Cowboys and bandits have guns, farmers have sick livestock, and the Army’s have their own reasons to stop the drive… Unrated. 2020.    

LB           13309    HITTING A STRAIGHT LICK WITH A CROOKED STICK: STORIES FROM THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE                 HURSTON, ZORA NEALE

A collection of short stories that examine love, migration, gender, class, racism, sexism, and African American folk culture. Includes eight of the author’s “lost” Harlem stories. 2020. Related names:  Jones, Tayari, writer of foreword. West, Margaret Genevieve, editor, writer of introduction.

LB           13328    AMISH CHRISTMAS WEDDING: FOUR STORIES     CLIPSTON, AMY

From bestselling authors of Amish fiction come four delightful stories perfect for celebrating love, joy, and the everyday miracles Christmas brings. Unrated. 2020. Related names: Irvin, Kelly, author. Fuller, Kathleen, author. Chapman, Vannetta, author.

LB           13331    IN THE LION’S DEN: THE HOUSE OF FALCONER    BRADFORD, BARBARA TAYLOR, 1933-

James Lionel Falconer has risen quickly from a mere shop worker to being the right-hand man of Henry Malvern, head of the most prestigious shipping company in London. With Malvern’s daughter Alexis running away to the country after a terrible tragedy and refusing to return, James’ ascent to head of the company seems inevitable. But even a charmed life like James’ is not without its setbacks. Can James continue to be the master of his own fate? Unrated. 2020.

LB           13322    LOVE YOUR LIFE                KINSELLA, SOPHIE           

After a recent breakup and dating app debacle, Ava decides to put love on hold and escapes to a remote writers’ retreat in coastal Italy. She meets a man and they have a whirlwind love affair, but can their passion survive back in the real world? Unrated. 2020.

LB           13329    ELSEWHERE        KOONTZ, DEAN R. (DEAN RAY), 1945-      

Since his wife Michelle left seven years ago, Jeffy Coltrane focused on raising his eleven-year-old daughter Amity. It’s a quiet life, until a local eccentric known as Spooky Ed shows up on their doorstep. Ed entrusts Jeffy with hiding a strange and dangerous object. Violence and strong language. 2020.

LB           13334    DARK TIDES         GREGORY, PHILIPPA      

Midsummer Eve 1670. Two unexpected visitors arrive at a shabby warehouse on the south side of the River Thames. The first is a wealthy man hoping to find the lover he deserted twenty-one years before. The second visitor is a beautiful widow from Venice in deepest mourning. Unrated. 2020.

ADULT NON-FICTION

LB           13298    WHY DID I COME INTO THIS ROOM?: A CANDID CONVERSATION ABOUT AGING  LUNDEN, JOAN

Acclaimed broadcast journalist and Baby Boomer Joan Lunden delves into the various phases of aging that leave many feeling uncomfortable, confused, and on edge. Lunden takes the dull and depressing out of aging, replacing it with wit and humor. After all, laughing is better than crying–unless it makes you pee! Unrated. 2020.

LB           13289    GROWING OLD: NOTES ON AGING WITH SOMETHING LIKE GRACE             THOMAS, ELIZABETH MARSHALL, 1931-            

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas has spent a lifetime observing the natural world, chronicling the customs of pre-contact hunter-gatherers and the secret lives of deer and dogs. In this book, the capstone of her long career, Thomas, now eighty-eight, turns her keen eye to her own life. Unrated. 2020.

LB           13275    BEST OF ME        SEDARIS, DAVID

A retrospective collection culled from the comic essayist’s previously published volumes and magazine articles. Finding the humor in even the darkest personal events, in these stories Sedaris shops for rare taxidermy, struggles with foreign languages, hand-feeds a carnivorous bird, and more. Unrated. Bestseller. 2020.

LB           13313    MIDNIGHT IN CHERNOBYL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST NUCLEAR DISASTER                HIGGINBOTHAM, ADAM              

An account of the 1986 nuclear power plant disaster in Chernobyl, Ukraine. Discusses the disaster itself, the immediate ecological consequences, the political and economic ramifications for the Soviet Union, and more. Draws on decades of reporting, archival information, and firsthand interviews with witnesses. Strong language. 2019. Variant title: Midnight in Chernobyl: the story of the world’s greatest nuclear disaster.

LB           13330    EXPEDITION DEEP OCEAN: THE FIRST DESCENT TO THE BOTTOM OF ALL FIVE OF THE WORLD’S OCEANS               YOUNG, JOSH   

Expedition Deep Ocean tells the inside story of this exploration of one of the most unforgiving and mysterious places on our planet, including the site of the Titanic wreck and the little-understood Hadal Zone. The expedition pushed technology to the limits, mapped hidden landscapes, discovered previously unknown life forms and began to piece together how life in the deep oceans affects our planet–but it was far from easy. Unrated. 2021.

LB           13326    NO TIME LIKE THE FUTURE: AN OPTIMIST CONSIDERS MORTALITY              FOX, MICHAEL J., 1961- 

Memoir of the actor and author of Lucky Man (DB 54265) who has lived with Parkinson’s Disease for thirty years. He shares personal stories and observations about illness and health, aging, the strength of family and friends, and how our perceptions about time affect the way we approach mortality. Unrated. Bestseller. 2020.

LB           13325    INTIMATIONS: SIX ESSAYS            SMITH, ZADIE    

The author of Feel Free: Essays (DB 90182) examines the experience of lock down during the 2020 pandemic through a series of personal essays. Bestseller. 2020.       

LB           13335    HIS VERY BEST: JIMMY CARTER, A LIFE     ALTER, JONATHAN         

The author of Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies (DB 77347) traces the evolution of President Carter throughout his life, from his childhood, through his various careers and causes. Draws on archival materials and five years of extensive access to Carter and his family. Unrated. 2020.

LB           13333    ME AND WHITE SUPREMACY: COMBAT RACISM, CHANGE THE WORLD, AND BECOME A GOOD ANCESTOR          SAAD, LAYLA F. 

Twenty-eight day guide to examining the ways white supremacy influences your life. Provides exercises to assist in dismantling those thought processes. Topics include definitions, anti-blackness, racial stereotypes, allyship, power differentials, and continuing the work. Includes a foreword by Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility (DB 91860). 2020.

JUVENILE NON-FICTION

LB           13312    TRUTHS WE HOLD: AN AMERICAN JOURNEY        HARRIS, KAMALA, 1964-

With her election to the vice presidency, her election to the U.S. Senate, and her position as attorney general of California, Kamala Harris has blazed trails throughout her entire political career. But how did she achieve her goals? What values and influences guided and inspired her along the way? In this young readers edition of Kamala Harris’s memoir, we learn about the impact that her family and community had on her life, and see what led her to discover her own sense of self and purpose. For grades 2-4. 2021. Related names: Shamir, Ruby, author.