New Large Print Books Added in January 2024

ADULT FICTION

SOMEONE ALWAYS NEARBY by Albert, Susan Wittig  LB 14772     

BORN TO HANG: A JEREMIAH HALSTEAD WESTERN by McCauley, Terrence  LB 14864

GENTLEWOMAN’S GUIDE TO MURDER by Hamilton, Victoria  LB 14765   

HAPPY PLACE: A NOVEL by Henry, Emily  LB 14766           

LITTLE RAY OF SUNSHINE by Higgins, Kristan  LB 14767

DUST CHILD by Nguyen, Que Mai Phan  LB 14768

RUN FOR COVER by Ledwidge, Michael  LB 14770

JUST ONCE by Kingsbury, Karen  LB 14771            

FIRE WITH FIRE by Fox, Candice  LB 14773

REMEMBER ME by Peterson, Tracie  LB 14775

ENCHANTED HACIENDA by Cervantes, J. C.  LB 14777

FLAGS ON THE BAYOU: A NOVEL by Burke, James Lee  LB 14778                

GAMES AND RITUALS: STORIES by Heiny, Katherine  LB 14780    

AFTER DEATH by Koontz, Dean R.  LB 14782

WHO CRIES FOR THE LOST by Harris, C. S.  LB 14785

BIRNAM WOOD by Catton, Eleanor  LB 14787

BONE HACKER by Reichs, Kathy  LB 14788

OBSESSION by Woods, Stuart; Battles, Bret  LB 14789

PINK LEMONADE CAKE MURDER by Fluke, Joanne  LB 14790        

BLIND TRUST by Walters, Natalie  LB 14791         

CURATOR by King, Owen  LB 14792                         

CHINESE GROOVE: A NOVEL by Ma, Kathryn  LB 14793

SPARE ROOM: A NOVEL by Bartz, Andrea  LB 14794         

SWEET PEA SUMMER by Murray, Alys  LB 14797

SILVER NITRATE by Moreno-Garcia, Silvia  LB 14798

GREAT SANTINI by Conroy, Pat  LB 14799

SECOND ACT: A NOVEL by Steel, Danielle  LB 14800

DICTIONARY OF LOST WORDS: A NOVEL by Williams, Pip  LB 14801

SURVIVALISTS: A NOVEL by Cauley, Kashana  LB 14802    

EVERYONE HERE IS LYING: A NOVEL by Lapena, Shari  LB 14803

PINEAPPLE STREET: A NOVEL by Jackson, Jenny  LB 14804

CROOK MANIFESTO by Whitehead, Colson  LB 14805      

EVIL EYE: A NOVEL by Rum, Etaf  LB 14806

COLLECTOR: A NOVEL by Silva, Daniel LB 14807

EARTH’S THE RIGHT PLACE FOR LOVE: A NOVEL by Berg, Elizabeth  LB 14808

TWISTED LOVE STORY by Downing, Samantha  LB 14809

MIDNIGHT NEWS by Baker, Jo  LB 14810

LITTLE VILLAGE OF BOOK LOVERS: A NOVEL by George, Nina  LB 14811

YELLOWFACE: A NOVEL by Kuang, R. F.  LB 14812

MUDDLED THROUGH by Ross, Barbara  LB 14813

GONE TONIGHT by Pekkanen, Sarah  LB 14814

OUT OF NOWHERE: A NOVEL by Brown, Sandra  LB 14815

RED QUEEN by Gómez-Jurado, Juan  LB 14817

ESSEX DOGS by Jones, Dan  LB 14818     

HELLO STRANGER by Center, Katherine  LB 14819             

WITH EVERY MEMORY: A NOVEL by Rosche, Janine LB 14820

COURAGE IN THE STORM by Blount, Laurel  LB 14821     

AMAZING GRACE ADAMS by Littlewood, Fran  LB 14822

ONLY ONE LEFT: A NOVEL by Sager, Riley  LB 14823

HOMECOMING: A NOVEL by Morton, Kate  LB 14824        

DO TELL: A NOVEL by Lynch, Lindsay  LB  14825  

SOFIA’S FREEDOM: A GRIPPING AND ADVENTUROUS TALE FILLED WITH PASSION AND HEARTBREAK by Le Mesurier, Rachel  LB 14826            

SOMEBODY’S FOOL by Russo, Richard  LB 14827

TOM LAKE by Patchett, Ann  LB 14828   

HER AMISH SPRINGTIME MIRACLE by Griggs, Winnie  LB 14829  

HOPE FOR HEALING by Brown, Jo Ann  LB 14830

CARNIVALE OF CURIOSITIES by Gibbs, Amiee  LB 14831

WISH LIST by Major, Michelle  LB 14832

SECRET BOOK OF FLORA LEA: A NOVEL by Henry, Patti Callahan  LB 14833             

INDIGO ISLE by Lowe, T.I. (Tonya)  LB 14834

DEAD MOUNTAIN by Preston, Douglas J.; Child, Lincoln  LB 14835

LEARNED BY HEART by Donoghue, Emma  LB 14836        

DARLINGS by McKinnon, Hannah  LB 14837        

HER LOST WORDS: A NOVEL OF MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT AND MARY SHELLEY by Thornton, Stephanie  LB 14838

MEET ME AT THE LAKE by Fortune, Carley  LB 14839

STEAMED OPEN by Ross, Barbara  LB 14841

MURDER SPILLS THE TEA by Delany, Vicki  LB 14842

HIDDEN BENEATH by Ross, Barbara  LB 14843

INK BLOOD SISTER SCRIBE: A NOVEL by Törzs, Emma  LB 14844   

JUST ANOTHER MISSING PERSON by McAllister, Gillian  LB 14845

OLD COWBOYS NEVER DIE by Johnstone, William W.; Johnstone, J. A.  LB 14846

RIGHT BEHIND HER by Leigh, Melinda  LB 14849

HARD TO BREAK by Ledwidge, Michael  LB 14850

GHOSTLY GAME by Feehan, Christine  LB 14851 

NINETEEN STEPS: A NOVEL by Brown, Millie Bobby  LB 14852

ONE LAST KILL by Dugoni, Robert  LB 14853

FAKING CHRISTMAS by Winfrey, Kerry  LB 14854

LUCKY SHAMROCK by Brown, Carolyn  LB 14855

SUMMER OF SONGBIRDS: A NOVEL by Harvey, Kristy Woodson  LB 14856

CALIFORNIA GOLDEN by Benjamin, Melanie  LB 14858

SINGING WIRES: A WESTERN STORY by Holmes, L. P.  LB 14859

SISTERS UNDER THE RISING SUN by Morris, Heather  LB 14860   

TME’S UNDOING by Head, Cheryl A.  LB 14861   

EVIL HEART by Castillo, Linda  LB 14862 

WISHING BRIDGE by Shipman, Viola  LB 14863

GROWN UP KIND OF PRETTY by Jackson, Joshilyn  LB 14865

MUSSELED OUT by Ross, Barbara  LB 14866

STOWED AWAY by Ross, Barbara  LB 14867

ADULT NON-FICTION

8 RULES OF LOVE: HOW TO FIND IT, KEEP IT, AND LET IT GO by Shetty, Jay  LB 14769

DICKENS AND PRINCE: A PARTICULAR KIND OF GENIUS by Hornby, Nick  LB 14776

LUCK OF THE DRAW: MY STORY OF THE AIR WAR IN EUROPE by Murphy, Frank  LB 14779

QUEEN: HER LIFE  by Morton, Andrew  LB 14781

LOVE AND LET DIE: JAMES BOND, THE BEATLES, AND THE BRITISH PSYCHE by Higgs, John  LB 14786

VIGILANCE: THE LIFE OF WILLIAM STILL, FATHER OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Diemer, Andrew K.  LB 14795

FORGOTTEN GIRLS: A MEMOIR OF FRIENDSHIP AND LOST PROMISE IN RURAL AMERICA by Potts, Monica  LB 14796

RIGHTEOUS TROUBLEMAKERS: UNTOLD STORIES OF THE SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENT IN AMERICA by Sharpton, Al  LB 14816

WISDOM OF THE BULLFROG: LEADERSHIP MADE SIMPLE (BUT NOT EASY) by McRaven, William H. (William Harry)  LB 14840

WACO: DAVID KORESH, THE BRANCH DAVIDIANS, AND A LEGACY OF RAGE by Guinn, Jeff  LB 14847

MY FATHER’S BRAIN: LIFE IN THE SHADOW OF ALZHEIMER’S by Jauhar, Sandeep  LB 14848

THESE WALLS: THE BATTLE FOR RIKERS ISLAND AND THE FUTURE OF AMERICA’S JAILS by Fedderly, Eva  LB 14857

JUVENILE FICTION

WE WERE THE FIRE: BIRMINGHAM 1963 by Moses, Shelia P.  LB 14774

CATERPILLAR SUMMER by McDunn, Gillian  LB 14783

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

CURSED by Meyer, Marissa  LB 14784

TBP Book Club Title Announced for March 2024!

Please join us on Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. (Central) for our book club discussion of LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY by Bonnie Garmus (DB 107538, BR 24813, LB 13735).

Our book club meetings take place via Zoom; however, all you need to participate is a telephone! If you have a land line, we will provide a telephone number for you to dial. If you have a smart phone, we will email you an easy “one click” number you can use to join the discussion. We will also email a Zoom invitation to those who prefer to use a computer. This information will be sent to all patrons who RSVP a week prior to the book club meeting.

To RSVP, please call the Talking Book Program at 1-800-252-9605. 

Please indicate if you would like us to mail the digital cartridge to you or if you prefer to download it from NLS BARD. Also, please let us know if you would like a reminder via email or phone call (or both).

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

We request that everyone remember the following:

  • Keep external distractions to a minimum.
  • Be courteous and be respectful of differing opinions.
  • Keep discussion points concise and relevant to the book.

We look forward to having you join us on Thursday, March 21!

New Large Print Books and Braille Books Added in September 2023

SEPTEMBER LARGE PRINT

ADULT FICTION

ROSE AND THE THISTLE by Laura Frantz LB 14728            

WOMAN WITH THE CURE by Lynne Cullen LB 14729            

HOW TO SELL A HAUNTED HOUSE by Grady Hendrix LB 14730            

ADULT NONFICTION

SONG OF THE CELL: AN EXPLORATION OF MEDICINE AND THE NEW HUMAN by Siddhartha Mukherjee LB 14731               

JUVENILE NONFICTION (Spanish language)

QUÉ HACES CON UNA VOZ ASÍ?: LA HISTORIA DE LA EXTRAORDINARIA CONGRESISTA BARBARA JORDAN by Chris Barton LB 14732            

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

WEIGHT OF BLOOD by Tiffany D. Jackson LB 14727            

SEPTEMBER BRAILLE

JUVENILE FICTION

NELL PLANTS A TREE by Anne Wynter BT 13580

  

New Large Print Books Added in March 2023-August 2023

ADULT FICTION
LB           14230   Topaz    Uris, Leon

LB           14232   Mad honey: a novel         Picoult, Jodi

LB           14233   Secluded cabin sleeps six               Unger, Lisa

LB           14236   Next in line          Archer, Jeffrey

LB           14237   Endless summer               Hilderbrand, Elin

LB           14238   No Plan B: a Jack Reacher novel  Child, Lee

LB           14239   Shrines of gaiety: a novel              Atkinson, Kate

LB           14240   Without merit: a novel   Hoover, Colleen

LB           14242   Riding the nightmare      Johnstone, William W.

LB           14244   Falling stars         Michaels, Fern

LB           14245   Meet me on the porch   Stevenson, Erin

LB           14247   Poster girl            Roth, Veronica

LB           14248   Treasure state    Box, C. J.             

LB           14249   Furies    Connolly, John

LB           14250   Sister effect         Mallery, Susan

LB           14251   Going rogue: rise and shine twenty-nine   Evanovich, Janet            

LB           14252   Lemon curd killer              Childs, Laura

LB           14253   Sisters of Sea View           Klassen, Julie

LB           14254   Black candle women       Brown, Diane Marie

LB           14255   Librarian spy: a novel of World War II       Martin, Madeline            

LB           14256   Scent of burnt flowers    Bazawule, Blitz  

LB           14257   Fairy tale              King, Stephen,  

LB           14258   It starts with us: a novel     Hoover, Colleen            

LB           14263   Layla      Hoover, Colleen

LB           14264   Bookshop of secrets        Rushmeyer, Mollie          

LB           14266   Kaikeyi                  Patel, Vaishnavi

LB           14267   Monkey in the middle     Estleman, Loren D.          

LB           14268   Magic kingdom: a novel   Banks, Russell

LB           14269   Mean and evil                    Johnstone, William W.

LB           14270   Clause of death                 Barrett, Lorna   

LB           14271   Disinvited guest                Goodman, Carol

LB           14272   Resilient: restoring your weary soul in these turbulent times         Eldredge, John  

LB           14273   Model of devotion           Connealy, Mary

LB           14275   How not to drown in a glass of water       Cruz, Angie

LB           14276   Crane husband      Barnhill, Kelly Regan

LB           14277   Long shadows   Baldacci, David

LB           14278   Livid: a Scarpetta novel                  Cornwell, Patricia Daniels

LB           14279   Community board            Conklin, Tara

LB           14280   Christmas wedding guest              Mallery, Susan

LB           14281   Verity    Hoover, Colleen

LB           14282   Hello beautiful: a novel  Napolitano, Ann

LB           14283   Rules of engagement      Montgomery, Selena

LB           14284   Demon Copperhead        Kingsolver, Barbara         

LB           14285   Romantic comedy: a novel            Sittenfeld, Curtis

LB           14286   Worthy opponents          Steel, Danielle

LB           14287   White lady           Winspear, Jacqueline

LB           14288   Trackers                Frazier, Charles

LB           14289   Gunman’s pass  Cotton, Ralph W.

LB           14292   Place to land      Denton, Lauren K.

LB           14293   Hiss & tell            Brown, Rita Mae

LB           14294   Collateral damage            Jance, Judith A.

LB           14295   Bookish people  Coll, Susan,

LB           14296   Sleep no more   Krentz, Jayne Ann

LB           14298   I will find you     Coben, Harlan

LB           14300   Simply lies           Baldacci, David

LB           14301   Where the road bends   Rawlings, David

LB           14302   Pawful truth       James, Miranda

LB           14303   Orchard                Lewis, Beverly

LB           14304   Storm watch       Box, C. J.

LB           14305   1,000 coils of fear             Wenzel, Olivia

LB           14306   Beach house summer     Morgan, Sarah  

LB           14307   London Séance Society  Penner, Sarah    

LB           14309   Forever farmhouse          McClain, Lee Tobin

LB           14310   Be your everything          Bybee, Catherine

LB           14311   Texas homecoming          Brown, Carolyn

LB           14312   All the dark places            Parlato, Terri      

LB           14313   It’s one of us      Ellison, J.T.

LB           14314   Same time, same place   Barnett, David M.

LB           14315   Today a woman went mad in the supermarket: stories     Wolitzer, Hilma

LB           14316   Songs that could have been         Wen, Amanda  

LB           14317   Dawnlands          Gregory, Philippa

LB           14320   Loyalty  Scottoline, Lisa

LB           14323   Yuletide kiss        Putney, Mary Jo

LB           14326   Ralph Compton the Guns of Wrath           Healey, Tony

LB           14327   Second chance at Sunflower Ranch           Brown, Carolyn

LB           14328   Robert Ludlum’s the Blackbriar Genesis  Gervais, Simon 

LB           14329   Murder at Black Oaks     Margolin, Phillip               

LB           14330   Wicked dreams   Jackson, Lisa

LB           14331   Unexpected Amish Christmas      Good, Rachel J.

LB           14332   Wild rain: women who dare         Jenkins, Beverly

LB           14335   Last orphan        Hurwitz, Gregg,

LB           14337   Red flags              Black, Lisa

LB           14338   Mitford secret    Fellowes, Jessica

LB           14339   Forever Texas     Johnstone, William W.

LB           14343   Loathe to love you           Hazelwood, Ali

LB           14344   Bride wore white              Quick, Amanda

LB           14345   Christmas memory          Evans, Richard Paul         

LB           14346   End of nowhere                Dearen, Patrick 

LB           14349   Extraordinary life of Sam Hell       Dugoni, Robert

LB           14350   Best friend          Fellowes, Jessica              

LB           14351   Last Russian doll               Loesch, Kristen 

LB           14352   Devine Doughnut Shop  Brown, Carolyn

LB           14353   Shadow of death              Graham, Heather             

LB           14354   Eden’s children     Andrews, V. C.

LB           14355   Night travelers   Correa, Armando Lucas, 1959-  

LB           14357   Bluebird bakery                 McClain, Lee Tobin

LB           14358   Revengers           McCauley, Terrence         

LB           14359   World played chess          Dugoni, Robert

LB           14361   Unexpected Amish Proposal        Good, Rachel J.

LB           14362   Last heir to Blackwood Library    Fox, Hester

LB           14363   To swoon and spar           Waters, Martha, 1988-

LB           14364   Crime that binds               Cass, Laurie        

LB           14365   Rebel: women who dare                Jenkins, Beverly

LB           14366   Bright young dead            Fellowes, Jessica              

LB           14369   Love on the brain             Hazelwood, Ali

LB           14370   My heart will find you    Deveraux, Jude,

LB           14371   Dark is the night               Johnstone, William W.

LB           14373   Atlas six     Blake, Olivie

LB           14374   Atlas paradox     Blake, Olivie

LB           14378   Confess                Hoover, Colleen

LB           14384   Never rescue a rogue      Heath, Virginia

LB           14386   Perfumist of Paris             Joshi, Alka

LB           14387   Her unlikely Amish protector                       McClay, Jocelyn

LB           14388   Stone garden: the Epic Life of Billy the Kid              Brooks, Bill

LB           14389   Strawberry lane: a Touching Texas Love Story       Thomas, Jodi

LB           14390   Sprinkle in time                 Mentink, Dana  

LB           14391   Spectacular         Davis, Fiona

LB           14393   Tom Clancy Flash Point   Bentley, Don

LB           14394   Puzzle master    Trussoni, Danielle             

LB           14395   Sweetheart list  Shalvis, Jill

LB           14396   With my little eye             Jackson, Joshilyn

LB           14397   Wind knows my name    Allende, Isabel

LB           14398   Wedding planner              Steel, Danielle

LB           14401   Remarkably bright creatures        Van Pelt, Shelby

LB           14403   Rogue justice     Abrams, Stacey,

LB           14405   Someone else’s love story  Jackson, Joshilyn        

LB           14406   Small mercies: a novel    Lehane, Dennis

LB           14407   Saturday night at the Lakeside Supper Club           Stradal, J. Ryan

LB           14408   Next best day     Sala Sharon        

LB           14409   Old babes in the wood: stories   Atwood, Margaret

LB           14410   Pint of no return               Mentink, Dana  

LB           14411   Perseverance      Dearen, Patrick 

LB           14412   Opposite of everyone     Jackson, Joshilyn

LB           14413   Private Moscow      Patterson, James        

LB           14414   Private life of spies and the exquisite art of getting even  McCall Smith, Alexander

LB           14416   Murder in a teacup          Delany, Vicki  

LB           14417   Mother may I     Jackson, Joshilyn

LB           14418   Making of another major motion picture masterpiece      Hanks, Tom

LB           14419   Never have I ever              Jackson, Joshilyn

LB           14420   Never game        Deaver, Jeffery

LB           14421   Near miss            Woods, Stuart

LB           14422   My murder         Williams, Katie

LB           14424   Last word            Adams, Taylor

LB           14425   Last remains       Griffiths, Elly

LB           14426   Late Americans  Taylor, Brandon (Brandon L.G.)  

LB           14428   Killing moon       Nesbø, Jo, 1960-

LB           14429   House on Prytania           White, Karen     

LB           14430   Great reclamation            Heng, Rachel

LB           14431   Golden doves: a novel    Kelly, Martha Hall                                      

LB           14433   Dark angel           Sandford, John

LB           14434   Beware the woman         Abbott, Megan E.            

LB           14435   Cross down: an Alex Cross and John Sampson thriller        Patterson, James

LB           14436   Be mine                Ford, Richard

LB           14437   Countdown        Patterson, James

LB           14438   City of dreams: a novel                  Winslow, Don

LB           14440   Bone tree             Iles, Greg

LB           14441   23rd midnight    Patterson, James

LB           14442   Watch us shine  De Los Santos, Marisa, 1966-

LB           14444   Tea and treachery    Delany, Vicki

LB           14445   Welcome to Beach Town               Wiggs, Susan

LB           14446   Guest       Cline, Emma

LB           14447   Stranger behind you       Goodman, Carol

LB           144478 Little Paula          Andrews, V. C.   

LB           14448   Joy and Light Bus Company          McCall Smith, Alexander

LB           14450   Murder is in the air          Brody, Frances  

LB           14451   Palace of the drowned   Mangan, Christine (Christine Rose)          

LB           14452   Savage Sunday  Johnstone, William W.

LB           14453   Blood saga          Lewis, Preston

LB           14454   Sisters sweet: a novel     Weiss, Elizabeth

LB           14455   Necessary deceptions: the women of Wyatt Earp               Nowak, Pamela

LB           14456   Murder at an Irish castle                Brannigan, Ellie

LB           14457   Lifeguards            Ward, Amanda Eyre, 1972-         

LB           14458   Songbirds            Lefteri, Christy, 1980-                    

LB           14459   Wyoming wild    Eden, Sarah M.,

LB           14460   Dead River           Johnstone, William W.

LB           14461   Prisoner: a novel               Paris, B. A.

LB           14462   Red River ruse   Washburn, L. J.

LB           14463   Death in the stars             Brody, Frances  

LB           14465   Bad river              Cotton, Ralph W.

LB           14466   To catch a raven                Jenkins, Beverly

LB           14468   Beautiful world, where are you  Rooney, Sally

LB           14469   Family      Krupitsky, Naomi          

LB           14470   Baxters: A Prequel            Kingsbury, Karen

LB           14471   Just John              Quist, Reg,          

LB           14472   Ghost in shining armor   Beharrie, Therese            

LB           14473   Family gatherings at Promise Lodge          Hubbard, Charlotte

LB           14474   Silver grass          Nesbitt, John D.

LB           14475   Five-Star Weekend           Hilderbrand, Elin              

LB           14476   Survivor               Johansen, Iris

LB           14478   Kobalt dossier    Lustbader, Eric

LB           14479   All the days of summer: a novel  Thayer, Nancy

LB           14482   Book of everlasting things: a novel            Malhotra, Aanchal

LB           14484   You must remember this               Rosenfield, Kat

LB           14485   Locust Lane         Amidon, Stephen            

LB           14486   Magnolia sisters                Murray, Alys

LB           14487   After the shadows           Cabot, Amanda

LB           14488   Neighbor favor  Forest, Kristina

LB           14490   In a sniper’s crosshairs   Giusti, Debby

LB           14491   Letters of trust   Brunstetter, Wanda E.    

LB           14492   1794: the city between the bridges           Natt och Dag, Niklas

LB           14494   Second time around        Carlson, Melody               

LB           14495   Sorority murder                 Brennan, Allison

LB           14496   Save it for Sunday            Johnstone, William W.

LB           14497   Unbridled Cowboy          Yates, Maisey

LB           14498   Amish marriage of convenience Good, Rachel J.

LB           14499   Vanishing hour  Griffin, Laura

LB           14500   Book spy: a WW2 novel of librarian spies               Hlad, Alan

LB           14503   Loner     Palmer, Diana

LB           14505   Disturbing the peace: a Jeremiah Halstead Western          McCauley, Terrence         

LB           14506   House in the pines: a novel          Reyes, Ana

LB           14507   Her deadly game              Dugoni, Robert

LB           14508   Woman who wore a badge           Crigger, C.K.

LB           14509   Love unexpected              Proctor, Jenny

LB           14510   Whispers             Audrain, Ashley, 1982-

LB           14511   Palazzo Steel, Danielle

LB           14512   Quiet tenant       Michallon, Clemence

LB           14513   Talking at night  Daverley, Claire

LB           14514   I am homeless if this is not my home       Moore, Lorrie

LB           14515   First ladies           Benedict, Marie

LB           14516   Finders keepers                 Michaels, Fern  

LB           14517   Beach at Summerly         Williams, Beatriz

LB           14519   Librarianist          DeWitt, Patrick

LB           14520   My magnolia summer: a novel    Frank, Victoria Benton

LB           14521   Banyan Moon    Thai, Thao

LB           14522   When she dreams            Quick, Amanda

LB           14523   Glass chateau     Kiernan, Stephen P.         

LB           14524   Fire Strike            Maden, Mike

LB           14540   Vera Wong’s unsolicited advice for murderers      Sutanto, Jesse Q.

LB           14542   Harold      Wright, Steven

LB           14543   Murder, she wrote: Death on the Emerald Isle      Fletcher, Jessica

LB           14544   Drowning            Newman, T.J. (Novelist)

LB           14545   Gun-boss Reynolds          Martin, Chuck

LB           14546   Faraway world: stories   Engel, Patricia

LB           14547   Before we were innocent              Berman, Ella

LB           14548   Same time next summer               Monaghan, Annabel

LB           14549   Next ship home: a novel of Ellis Island     Webb, Heather

LB           14551   Blackhouse: a novel         Johnstone, Carole

LB           14552   All Hallows: a novel         Golden, Christopher

LB           14553   Sam: a novel       Goodman, Allegra

LB           14555   Tapestry of grace              Sawyer, Kim Vogel

LB           14556   Mansion for murder        Brody, Frances  

LB           14559   Vanishing at Castle Moreau          Wright, Jaime Jo              

LB           14561   Identity    Roberts, Nora

LB           14564   Her only wish                     Gray, Shelley Shepard

LB           14567   Every good gift   Irvin, Kelly

LB           14568   Maker of swans                O’Donnell, Paraic

LB           14570   Sinister revenge                Raybourn, Deanna

LB           14571   Bad summer people: a novel       Rosenblum, Emma

LB           14573   Must love flowers            Macomber, Debbie

LB           14575   I have some questions for you    Makkai, Rebecca

LB           14576   Someone else’s shoes: a novel    Moyes, Jojo

LB           14577   Most intriguing lady: a novel       Ferguson, Sarah

LB           14578   Central Park West: a crime novel                Comey, James B., Jr., 1960-

LB           14579   Fields of bounty       Snelling, Lauraine     

LB           14580   Spanish Cape mystery    Queen, Ellery

LB           14581   Victory city: a novel         Rushdie, Salman

LB           14582   Swamp story      Barry, Dave

LB           14583   Celebrants           Rowley, Steven, 1971-   

LB           14584   Shards  Ellis, Bret Easton              

LB           14586   Guilty guns         Patten, Lewis B.

LB           14587   Little Italian hotel             Patrick, Phaedra               

LB           14588   One more time for joy    Lillard, Amy       

LB           14589   Factory girls        Gallen, Michelle

LB           14591   Well traveled      DeLuca, Jen        

LB           14592   Robert Ludlum’s the Treadstone rendition             Hood, Joshua    

LB           14593   Second chance at Rancho Lindo                 Sol, Sabrina

LB           14594   I love it when you lie        Bird, Kristen

LB           14595   Bandit queens: a novel      Shroff, Parini

LB           14596   Only love can hurt like this            Toon, Paige

LB           14598   Axle Bust Creek                 Shirley, John, 1953-        

LB           14600   When tomorrow came   Linder, Hannah

LB           14601   Rabbit hutch      Gunty, Tess

LB           14602   Weight of air       Duffy, Kimberly 

LB           14605   Trail to Tin Town               Groves, Melody

LB           14606   Devil by his horns             Zimmer, Michael, 1955-

LB           14609   Maid of Ballymacool        Deibel, Jennifer, 1978-  

LB           14611   Stop at nothing      Ledwidge, Michael

LB           14613   Unlikely yarn of the dragon lady                 Mondragon, Sharon J., 1957-     

LB           14614   Heart full of headstones: an Inspector Rebus novel            Rankin, Ian

LB           14615   You never know                Briscoe, Connie

LB           14617   Light pirate          Brooks-Dalton, Lily

LB           14618   Things we hide from the light      Score, Lucy

LB           14619   Her Amish wedding quilt               Griggs, Winnie  

LB           14620   All the dangerous things                                Willingham, Stacy

LB           14621   In the shadow of the river             Gabhart, Ann H., 1947-

LB           14623   On the line          Michaels, Fern

LB           14624   Zora books her happy ever after: a rom-com novel             McCoy, Taj

LB           14625   End of story        Scott, Kylie

LB           14626   All stirred up      Moore, Brianne

LB           14627   Tower of rocks   Frazee, Steve     

LB           14628   Blue window      Berne, Suzanne

LB           14629   Love lettering     Clayborn, Kate

LB           14630   Sinners of Starlight City       Scott, Anika

LB           14633   Never never: a novel       Hoover, Colleen

LB           14634   Last to vanish: a novel    Miranda, Megan

LB           14636   Save what’s left                 Castellano, Elizabeth

LB           14637   Too late: a novel                Hoover, Colleen

LB           14642   Hester   Lico Albanese, Laurie, 1959-       

LB           14643   Seaside library   Novak, Brenda  

LB           14644   Where are the children now?      Clark, Mary Higgins

LB           14645   Before I let go    Ryan, Kennedy

LB           14646   Wildest ride        Bell, Marcella

LB           14647   Cobbler of Spanish Fort and other frontier stories              Boggs, Johnny D.

LB           14649   Mrs. Nash’s ashes             Adler, Sarah

LB           14652   Tempest at sea  Thomas, Sherry

LB           14657   After the Romanovs: Russian exiles in Paris from the Belle Epoque through revolution and war                Rappaport, Helen            

LB           14664   Fleecing of Fort Griffin    Lewis, Preston

LB           14666   Famous for a living           Ferguson, Melissa

LB           14672   Love off-limits    Proctor, Jenny

LB           14674   Benevolent society of ill-mannered ladies              Goodman, Alison

LB           14677   Encore in death                 Robb, J. D.

LB           14678   Three lives of Alix St. Pierre          Lester, Natasha

LB           14679   Love through the seasons             Peterson, Tracie

LB           14691   Winter wolves                   Mayo, Matthew P.           

LB           14692   Rachel incident     O’Donoghue, Caroline

LB           14693   Duchess effect   Livesay, Tracey

LB           14694   Canary girls         Chiaverini, Jennifer

LB           14700   Tread of angels      Roanhorse, Rebecca

LB           14701   Fourth enemy: a Daniel Pitt novel              Perry, Anne

LB           14703   House at the end of the world    Koontz, Dean R.

LB           14709   Only survivors: a novel   Miranda, Megan

LB           14710   All the lost places             Dykes, Amanda

LB           14719   House of cotton                 Brashears, Monica,         

LB           14720   Yesterday’s tides               White, Roseanne M.      

LB           14721   What happens next         Nelson, Christina Suzann

LB           14723   In this moment    Meyer, Gabrielle          

LB           14724   Lightning warrior              Brand, Max

LB           14725   Trail so lonesome             Williams, Lacy

LB           14726   City under one roof         Yamashita, Iris

ADULT NON-FICTION

LB           14231   Starry messenger: cosmic perspectives on civilization        Tyson, Neil deGrasse

LB           14235   Killing the Legends: The Lethal Danger of Celebrity             O’Reilly, Bill

LB           14241   When McKinsey comes to town: the hidden influence of the world’s most powerful consulting firm                   Bogdanich, Walt

LB           14243   Confidence man: the making of Donald Trump and the breaking of America           Haberman, Maggie

LB           14246   Off the deep end: Jerry and Becki Falwell and the collapse of an evangelical dynasty                           Granda, Giancarlo

LB           14259   Dinners with Ruth: a memoir on the power of friendships              Totenberg, Nina

LB           14265   Crane wife: a memoir in essays   Hauser, CJ           

LB           14290   Year of the puppy: how dogs become themselves               Horowitz, Alexandra

LB           14297   Honey, baby, mine: a mother and daughter talk life, death, love (and banana pudding)      Dern, Laura

LB           14299   Eat to beat your diet: burn fat, heal your metabolism, and live longer        Li, William W.

LB           14308   King: the life of Charles III             Andersen, Christopher P.              

LB           14318   Boldly go              Shatner, William               

LB           14319   War magician: based on an extraordinary true story          Fisher, David

LB           14321   Happier hour: how to beat distraction, expand your time, and focus on what matters most                Holmes, Cassie 

LB           14322   Swedish art of aging exuberantly: life wisdom from someone who will (probably) die before you                Magnusson, Margareta

LB           14325   Last campaign: Sherman, Geronimo, and the war for America       Brands, H. W.,   

LB           14333   On animals          Orlean, Susan                   

LB           14336   Easy beauty: a memoir   Cooper Jones, Chloe

LB           14340   Waxing on: the Karate Kid and me             Macchio, Ralph 

LB           14341   Chasing icebergs: how frozen freshwater can save the planet        Birkhold, Matthew H.

LB           14342   You are my sunshine: a story of love, promises, and a really long bike ride                Dietrich, Sean, 1982-               

LB           14347   My travels with Mrs. Kennedy     Hill, Clint

LB           14356   Trials of Harry S. Truman               Frank, Jeffrey

LB           14360   Pirate’s wife: The remarkable true story of Sarah Kidd      Geanacopoulos, Daphne Palmer

LB           14367   Everything I never dreamed         Glenn, Ruth M. 

LB           14368   If you want something done: leadership lessons from bold women             Haley, Nikki

LB           14372   Funny farm: my unexpected life with 600 rescue animals                Zaleski, Laurie   

LB           14392   Spare     Harry    

LB           14399   Wager: a tale of shipwreck, mutiny and murder   Grann, David

LB           14400   Puppeteers: the people who control the people who control America        Chaffetz, Jason

LB           14402   Quantum supremacy: how the quantum computer revolution will change everything         Kaku, Michio

LB           14404   Road to surrender            Thomas, Evan, 1951-     

LB           14415   Poverty, by America         Desmond, Matthew

LB           14423   Life in five senses: how exploring the senses got me out of my head and into the world       Rubin, Gretchen

LB           14427   Knowing what we know   Winchester, Simon        

LB           14432   Flying blind: the 737 MAX tragedy and the fall of Boeing    Robison, Peter

LB           14439   Brutal reckoning: Andrew Jackson, the Creek Indians, and the epic war for the American South                Cozzens, Peter

LB           14443   Never give up: a prairie family’s story      Brokaw, Tom      

LB           14464   Truth worth telling: a reporter’s search for meaning in the stories of our times      Pelley, Scott, 1957-               

LB           14477   Pests: how humans create animal villains               Brookshire, Bethany

LB           14480   Diary keepers: World War II in the Netherlands, as written by the people who lived through it                Siegal, Nina

LB           14481   Fen, bog and swamp: a short history of peatland destruction and its role in the climate crisis                Proulx, Annie

LB           14483   Follow me to hell: McNelly’s Texas Rangers and the Rise of Frontier Justice              Clavin, Tom

LB           14489   Waging a good war: a military history of the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968                   Ricks, Thomas E.

LB           14493   Wise gals: the spies who built the CIA and changed the future of espionage            Holt, Nathalia

LB           14501   Exceptions: Nancy Hopkins, MIT, and the fight for women in science          Zernike, Kate

LB           14502   Breathe in, breathe out: restore your health, reset your mind and find happiness through breathwork                Sandeman, Stuart

LB           14504   My first popsicle: an anthology of food and feelings                          

LB           14518   Art thief               Finkel, Michael

LB           14539   Jeffersonians: The Visionary Presidencies of Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe        Gutzman, Kevin R. C.               

LB           14574   It’s ok to be angry about capitalism           Sanders, Bernard

LB           14585   Betty White’s pearls of wisdom: life lessons from a beloved American treasure                      Sullivan, Patty

LB           14599   Uncultured: a memoir    Young, Daniella Mestyanek

LB           14607   Other family doctor: a veterinarian explores what animals can teach us about love, life, and mortality                Fine, Karen

LB           14610   Extraordinary life of an ordinary man: a memoir   Newman, Paul

LB           14612   Fatty fatty boom boom: a memoir of food, fat, and family               Chaudry, Rabia

LB           14622   Nazi conspiracy: the secret plot to kill Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill                        Meltzer, Brad

LB           14635   Junk science and the American criminal justice system     Fabricant, M. Chris

LB           14648   Wonderdog: The science of dogs and their unique friendship with humans                             Howard, Jules

LB           14650   Car: the rise and fall of the machine that made the modern world              Appleyard, Bryan

LB           14658   B.F.F.: a memoir of friendship lost and found        Tate, Christie

LB           14665   Attention span: the new science of finding focus and fighting distraction in the digital age                                Mark, Gloria

LB           14670   Gentleman bandit: the true story of Black Bart, the Old West’s Most Infamous Stagecoach Robber                Boessenecker, John

LB           14675   Life on the Mississippi: an epic American adventure          Buck, Rinker

LB           14676   To the uttermost ends of the earth: the epic hunt for the South’s most feared ship–and the greatest sea battle of the Civil War             Keith, Phil, 1946-

LB           14689   Dark queens: the bloody rivalry that forged the medieval world   Puhak, Shelley  

LB           14690   Hometown victory: A coach’s story of football, fate, and coming home     Lowe, Keanon

JUVENILE FICTION

LB           14228   Donde las maravillas crecen         González, Xelena

LB           14229   Where wonder grows     González, Xelena

LB           14260   Pigeon has to go to school!          Willems, Mo

LB           14261   Pigeon will ride the roller coaster!             Willems, Mo

LB           14262   Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus!           Willems, Mo

LB           14291   Dragons love tacos                           Rubin, Adam

LB           14324   Leaf thief             Hemming, Alice

LB           14348   Milo imagines the world                de la Peña, Matt  

LB           14375   City spies: book 1             Ponti, James      

LB           14376   Golden gate: City Spies, book 2     Ponti, James    

LB           14377   Forbidden city    Ponti, James      

LB           14379   City of the dead                Ponti, James

LB           14380   Lolo’s light           Scanlon, Elizabeth Garton            

LB           14381   Summer of June                Sumner, Jamie

LB           14467   Alone    Freeman, Megan E.         

LB           14525   Berry song          Goade, Michaela

LB           14526   Hello lighthouse                Blackall, Sophie

LB           14527   Have you ever seen a flower?      Harris, Shawn (Artist)

LB           14528   Chicka chicka boom boom            Martin, Bill

LB           14529   Hot dog                Salati, Doug

LB           14530   Knight Owl          Denise, Christopher

LB           14531   Wolf in the snow              Cordell, Matthew

LB           14532   Day the crayons quit       Daywalt, Drew

LB           14533   Stinky cheese man and other fairly stupid tales      Scieszka, Jon

LB           14534   Alma and how she got her name                Martinez-Neal, Juana

LB           14535   Bear came along               Morris, Richard T., 1969-

LB           14536   We are water protectors               Lindstrom, Carole, 1964-             

LB           14538   Watercress          Wang, Andrea   

LB           14590   Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor     Zhao, Xiran Jay

LB           14597   Falling short        Cisneros, Ernesto

LB           14603   Last chance for Logan County      Giles, Lamar

LB           14604   Rover’s story      Warga, Jasmine

LB           14608   Diary of a wimpy kid: Diper överlöde        Kinney, Jeff

LB           14616   Charlie Thorne and the curse of Cleopatra             Gibbs, Stuart

LB           14631   True story of the three little pigs                Scieszka, Jon      

LB           14632   Day the crayons came home        Daywalt, Drew

LB           14638   Growing up with tamales = Los tamales de Ana    Zepeda, Gwendolyn

LB           14639   Divina Catrina = Oh, divine Catrina            De Alvarado, Aracely

LB           14640   Chupacabras      Rubin, Adam

LB           14641   My space aliens love to eat tamales          Uranga, José N.

LB           14683   Code talker: a novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two               Bruchac, Joseph

LB           14695   Charlie Thorne and the lost city                  Gibbs, Stuart

LB           14696   Loyalty                  Avi

LB           14697   Dead Wednesday             Spinelli, Jerry

LB           14698   How to train your dad    Paulsen, Gary

LB           14699   My own lightning             Wolk, Lauren, 1956-

LB           14702   Tiger honor         Lee, Yoon Ha, 1979-       

LB           14704   First rule of Climate Club               Firestone, Carrie               

LB           14705   Solimar: the sword of the Monarchs        Ryan, Pam Muñoz           

LB           14706   Odder   Applegate, Katherine,    

LB           14708   Tumble                 Pérez, Celia C.

LB           14711   Sea in winter      Day, Christine, 1993-     

LB           14712   Jennifer Chan is not alone             Keller, Tae           

LB           14713   Kaleidoscope      Selznick, Brian, 

LB           14714   Yusuf Azeem is not a hero             Faruqi, Saadia,  

LB           14715   Omar rising         Saeed, Aisha      

LB           14716   Charlie Thorne and the last equation       Gibbs, Stuart

LB           14717   How to find what you’re not looking for                  Hiranandani, Veera         

LB           14718   Haven Jacobs saves the planet    Dee, Barbara     

LB           14722   Lupe Wong won’t dance                 Higuera, Donna Barba

JUVENILE NON-FICTION

LB           14334   Hope wins: a collection of inspiring stories for young readers        Angleberger, Tom            

LB           14537   Undefeated        Alexander, Kwame

LB           14671   Summer of bitter and sweet        Ferguson, Jenny

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

LB           14234   All my rage: a novel         Tahir, Sabaa

LB           14274   Anatomy: a love story     Schwartz, Dana

LB           14382   Retro     Lapuente, Sofía

LB           14385   How you grow wings       Onoseta, Rimma

LB           14449   West side story: a novelization   Shulman, Irving

LB           14541   Scatter of light                   Lo, Malinda

LB           14550   Snow & poison                  De la Cruz, Melissa

LB           14557   Chain of thorns                 Clare, Cassandra

LB           14558   Bloodmarked                     Deonn, Tracy

LB           14560   Immortality: a love story               Schwartz, Dana

LB           14562   Gilded                   Meyer, Marissa, Young

LB           14563   Lucha of the night forest               Mejia, Tehlor Kay

LB           14565   Gallant                  Schwab, Victoria

LB           14566   First to die at the end     Silvera, Adam

LB           14653   This place is still beautiful             Tian, XiXi

LB           14654   Stars and smoke                Lu, Marie

LB           14656   Snake falls to Earth          Little Badger, Darcie, 1987-         

LB           14659   Nothing more to tell        McManus, Karen M.

LB           14660   Within these wicked walls: a novel            Blackwood, Lauren

LB           14661   Family of liars     Lockhart, E.

LB           14662   Me (Moth)          McBride, Amber

LB           14663   Serendipity: ten romantic tropes, transformed    Meyer, Marissa

LB           14667   They both die at the end               Silvera, Adam

LB           14668   Blade breaker     Aveyard, Victoria

LB           14669   Whiteout             Clayton, Dhonielle

LB           14673   Lost dreamer      Huerta, Lizz

LB           14680   Our crooked hearts          Albert, Melissa

LB           14681   We are not free                 Chee, Traci

LB           14682   Realm breaker    Aveyard, Victoria

LB           14684   Chaos theory                      Stone, Nic

LB           14685   Legendborn        Deonn, Tracy

LB           14686   Wildblood: a novel           Blackwood, Lauren

LB           14687   Lightlark               Aster, Alex

LB           14688   Gleanings             Shusterman, Neal

YOUNG ADULT NON-FICTION

LB           14383   Inaugural ballers: the true story of the first US women’s Olympic basketball team                 Maraniss, Andrew

LB           14554   How Moon Fuentez fell in love with the universe                 Vasquez Gilliland, Raquel

LB           14655   How to be a (young) antiracist     Kendi, Ibram X.

New Large Print Books Added in November 2022

ADULT FICTION

LB           14113    GIRL WHO SURVIVED     JACKSON, LISA 

“All her life, she’s been the girl who survived. Orphaned at age seven after a horrific killing spree at her family’s Oregon cabin, Kara McIntyre is still searching for some kind of normal. But now, twenty years later, the past has come thundering back. Her brother, Jonas, who was convicted of the murders has unexpectedly been released from prison. The press is in a frenzy again. And suddenly, Kara is receiving cryptic messages from her big sister, Marlie–who hasn’t been seen or heard from since that deadly Christmas Eve when she hid little Kara in a closet with a haunting, life-saving command: Don’t make a sound. As people close to her start to die horrible deaths, Kara, who is slowly and surely unraveling, believes she is the killer’s ultimate target. Kara survived once. But will she survive again? How many times can she be the girl who survived?” — Provided by publisher. Unrated.         

LB           14125    DEVIL’S CROSSING           JOHNSTONE, WILLIAM W.           

Settling the American West required true grit, fortitude, and when necessary, shedding blood. It also required men like Preacher and MacCallister to enforce peace in a land where the law was scarce–and justice was delivered from the barrel of a gun… Wagon trains carrying immigrants along the Oregon Trail are falling prey to outlaws. Most families surrender their valuables and goods peacefully, but anybody brave enough to resist gets a bullet. The gang’s latest victim was a wagon master who sought to protect his charges only to die in the dust. With the blood of good men being spilled and families being terrorized, Preacher and Jamie MacCallister volunteer to escort the next wagon train. Preacher travels with the settlers while MacCallister trails along at a distance, scouting for trouble. Their odyssey across the unforgiving territory takes them through violent storms and into the sights of hostile Indians. Battered and weary, the travelers are no match for the blood-lusting, trigger-happy gang–and Preacher is unprepared to meet the one outlaw he never expected to see again… Unrated. Related names: Johnstone, J.A.           

LB           14127    SUSPECT              TUROW, SCOTT

“For as long as Lucia Gomez has been the police chief in the city of Highland Isle, near Kindle County, she has known that any woman in law enforcement must walk a precarious line between authority and camaraderie to gain respect. She has maintained a spotless reputation-until now. Three male police officers have accused her of soliciting sex in exchange for promotions to higher ranks. With few people left who she can trust, Chief Gomez turns to an old friend, Rik Dudek, to act as her attorney in the federal grand jury investigation, insisting to Rik that the accusations against her are part of an ugly smear campaign designed to destroy her career and empower her enemies-both outside the police force and within. Clarice “Pinky” Granum spent most of her youth experimenting with an impressive array of drugs and failing out of various professions, including the police academy. Pinky knows that in the eyes of most people, she’s nothing but a screwup-but she doesn’t trust most people’s opinions anyway. Moreover, she finally has a respectable-enough job as a licensed P.I. working for Rik on his roster of mostly minor cases, like workman’s comp, DUIs and bar fights. Rik’s shabby office and even shabbier cases are a far cry from the kinds of high-profile criminal matters Pinky became familiar with in the law office of her grandfather, Sandy Stern. But Rik and Pinky feel that Chief Gomez’s case, which has attracted national attention, is their chance to break into the legal big leagues. Guided by her gut instinct and razor-sharp investigative skills, Pinky dives headfirst into a twisted scandal that will draw her into the deepest recesses of the city’s criminal networks, as well as the human mind. But she will need every scrap of tenacity and courage to unravel the dark secrets those closest to her are determined to keep hidden”– Provided by publisher. Unrated.             

LB           14128    CAPTIVE                  JOHANSEN, IRIS            

“Eve Duncan’s daughter Jane MacGuire seems to have found a perfect life with Seth Caleb – until a ruthless madman threatens to destroy it all in this gripping suspense novel from the #1 bestselling author of The Persuasion. Jane is an internationally renowned artist, while Seth channels his unique abilities as an agent for the MI6 intelligence service. But when Seth crosses crime lord Hugh Bohdan, he incurs the wrath of one of the world’s most powerful criminal empires…one whose tentacles reach across the globe and even to the idyllic Scottish retreat where Jane is working. Soon Jane is on the run, struggling to stay one step ahead of Bohdan’s army and devastating high-tech weaponry. Even with the assistance of Scottish Earl John MacDuff, she finds danger at every turn. But with that peril comes an astonishing discovery: a 200-year-old secret on the brink of becoming lost to history. Together Jane and Caleb must join forces to unlock the fascinating puzzle, even as they hurtle toward a lethal final confrontation in the Scottish Highlands. The suspense builds with each twist and turn…and before their adventure is over, Jane and Caleb will encounter their biggest shock of all…and realize nothing can be the same for them ever again”– Provided by publisher. Unrated.        

LB           14124    BULLET TRAIN    ISAKA, KOTARO

Satoshi–The Prince–looks like an innocent schoolboy but is really a stylish and devious assassin. Risk fuels him, as does a good philosophical debate, such as questioning: Is killing really wrong? Kimura’s young son is in a coma thanks to The Prince, and Kimura has tracked him onto a bullet train heading from Tokyo to Morioka to exact his revenge. But Kimura soon discovers that they are not the only dangerous passengers on board. Nanao, also nicknamed Ladybug, the self-proclaimed “unluckiest assassin in the world,” is put on the bullet train by his boss, a mysterious young woman called Maria, to steal a suitcase full of money and get off at the first stop. The lethal duo of Tangerine and Lemon are also traveling to Morioka, and the suitcase leads others to show their hands. Why are they all on the same train, and who will make it off alive? A bestseller in Japan, Bullet Train is an original and propulsive thriller that fizzes with incredible energy as its complex net of double-crosses and twists unwinds up to the last station. Unrated.   

LB           14126    LAW OF THE LAND: STORIES OF THE OLD WEST   KELTON, ELMER

                “Sixteen stories, where good meets bad, and everything inbetween, from the legendary author of the west, Elmer Kelton. Law of the Land chronicles some of his most exciting and dangerous tales of the old west, collected together for the first time–including the exciting first publication of a never-before published Kelton story, Biscuits for Bandit”– Provided by publisher. Unrated.            

LB           14112    RECKONING: AN FBI THRILLLER   COULTER, CATHERINE   

“When she was twelve years old, Kirra Mandarian’s parents were murdered and she barely escaped with her life. Fourteen years later Kirra is a commonwealth attorney back home in Porte Franklin, Virginia, and her goal is to find out who killed her parents and why. She assumes the identity of E.N.—Eliot Ness—and gathers proof to bring down the man she believes was behind her parents’ deaths. She quickly learns that big-time criminals are very dangerous indeed and realizes she needs Dillon Savich’s help. Savich brings in Special Agent Griffin Hammersmith to work with Lieutenant Jeter Thorpe, the young detective who’d saved Kirra years before. Emma Hunt, a piano prodigy, and the granddaughter of powerful crime boss Mason Lord, was only six years old when she was abducted. Then, she was saved by her adoptive father, San Francisco federal judge Ramsey Hunt. Now a 12-year-old with a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, she narrowly saves herself from a would-be kidnapper at Davies Hall in San Francisco. Worried for her safety, Emma’s entire family joins her for her next performance, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Sherlock and officers from METRO are assigned to protect her, but things don’t turn out as planned….” — Provided by publisher. Unrated.        

LB           14114    THRILL OF THE HUNT      BROWN, RITA MAE         

It’s the start of fox hunting season and Sister is training a new generation of hounds in eager anticipation of Opening Hunt. But before they make it to that exciting day, several members of the hunt club receive ominous videos in which they appear to be doing scandalous, career-ending deeds. The videos are doctored, but does it matter? The unknown blackmailer promises to publish the clips if he or she doesn’t get paid, and even the most upstanding citizen can be brought down by the court of public opinion. Unrated. Related names: Gildea, Lee, Jr., illustrator.              

LB           14115    LISTEN TO ME    GERRITSEN, TESS             

Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles are newly plagued by what seems like a completely senseless murder. Sofia Suarez, a widow and nurse who was universally liked by all her neighbors, lies in her own home, brutally bludgeoned. But anything can happen behind closed doors, and Sofia seemed to have plenty of secrets in her last days, making covert phone calls to old contacts and traceless burner phones. When a connection is made between Sofia and the victim of a hit-and-run months earlier, the case grows even more blurry. What exactly was Sofia involved in? One thing is clear: the killer will do anything it takes to keep their secret safe. Meanwhile, Angela Rizzoli hasn’t had a decent night’s sleep in all the years since her daughter’s become a homicide detective. Maybe the apple didn’t fall too far from the tree. Nothing in her neighborhood gets by Angela-definitely not the strange neighbors who have just moved in across the street. In a sleepy town like Angela’s, there is no such thing as coincidence, if only Jane would listen. Instead, she writes off Angela’s concerns as the result of an overactive imagination. But Angela’s convinced there’s a real wolf in her vicinity, and her cries might now fall on deaf ears. As old sins cast long shadows, Jane and Maura will have to race to discover the truth before the darkness consumes them.”– Provided by publisher. Unrated.               

LB           14119    FOUNDATION OF LOVE  CLIPSTON, AMY

“They were “only friends” . . . but they wanted so much more. Crystal Glick is grateful to live with her brother’s family since her father died and her fiance, Owen, broke their engagement. Crystal loves her bruderskinner and cheerfully helps her sister-in-law through a difficult pregnancy with babies number seven and eight, but she yearns for a husband and children of her own. Duane Bontrager is mourning the recent death of his wife, Connie, after twenty-four years of marriage. He and his grown sons have a thriving roofing business but can’t get used to life without her. As the young men prepare to launch out on their own, Duane can’t imagine life alone–nor with anyone but Connie. When a roofing job at the Glicks introduces Duane and Crystal, they’re attracted in spite of their fourteen-year age difference. But their bishop thinks Duane is better suited for the sweet widow Tricia, and Duane’s sons object to his interest in any woman. Crystal’s family fears losing her indispensable help. If she must go, they’d rather she be reunited with Owen in spite of his betrayal. They’re the only two who believe they’re a match made in heaven, can Duane and Crystal overcome the obstacles to love?” — Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.       

LB           14121    GRACE UNDER FIRE         GARWOOD, JULIE           

Isabel Grace MacKenna had a hundred things to do today. Killing someone wasn’t one of them. It was supposed to just be a quick visit to Boston for the Buchanans’ anniversary party. But after getting lost, she ends up with a wounded man stumbling into her and then his shooter coming after them both. When she fires back in self-defense, she doesn’t expect him to drop dead. The police are torn between believing that she’s an innocent bystander or more deeply involved, but thanks to the Buchanans dispatching Navy SEAL and now lawyer Michael Buchanan to deal with the police, Isabel is finally free to go. Isabel knows that she should be more grateful for Michael’s help, but since she loathed him for years, gratitude is the last thing she feels. But somehow, Michael has appointed himself her de facto guardian, and he’s sticking to her like glue despite their constant bickering and sizzling attraction. Even when Isabel goes to Scotland to claim her inheritance, Michael follows her, but he isn’t the only thing Isabel can’t shake. Mysterious threats against Isabel have escalated, and before they can deal with their growing feelings for each other, they must first survive. Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex.        

LB           14142    DESPERATION IN DEATH                ROBB, J.D., 1950-             

“New York, 2061: The place called the Pleasure Academy is a living nightmare where abducted girls are trapped, trained for a life of abject service while their souls are slowly but surely destroyed. Dorian, a thirteen-year-old runaway who’d been imprisoned there, might never have made it out if not for her fellow inmate Mina, who’d hatched the escape plan. Mina was the more daring of the two—but they’d been equally desperate. Unfortunately, they didn’t get away fast enough. Now Dorian is injured, terrified, and wandering the streets of New York, and Mina lies dead near the waterfront while Lt. Eve Dallas looks over the scene. Mina’s expensive, elegant clothes and beauty products convince Dallas that she was being groomed, literally and figuratively, for sex trafficking—and that whoever is investing in this high-overhead operation expects windfall profits. Her billionaire husband, Roarke, may be able to help, considering his ties to the city’s ultra-rich. But Roarke is also worried about the effect this case is having on Dallas, as it brings a rage to the surface she can barely control. No matter what, she must keep her head clear—because above all, she is desperate for justice and to take down those who prey on and torment the innocent.” — Provided by publisher. Unrated. Bestseller. 2022.              

LB           14144    SONG OF COMFORTABLE CHAIRS              MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-         

“In this latest installment in the beloved No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, Grace Makutsi encounters a pair of quandaries that will require all of her and Mma Ramotswe’s cleverness and generosity to resolve. Grace Makutsi’s husband, Phuti, is in a bind. An international firm is attempting to undercut his prices in the office furniture market. Phuti has always been concerned with quality and comfort, but this new firm seems interested only in profits. To make matters worse, they have a slick new advertising campaign that seems hard to beat. Nonetheless with Mma Ramotswe’s help, Phtui comes up with a campaign that may just do the trick. Meanwhile, Mma Makutsi is approached by an old friend who has a troubled son. Grace and Phuti agree to lend a hand, but the boy proves difficult to reach, and the situation is more than they can handle on their own. It will require not only all of their patience and dedication, but also the help of Mma Ramotswe and the formidable Mma Potokwani in order to help the child. Faced with more than her fair share of domestic problems, Mma Makutsi deals with it all with her usual grace. That, along with the kindness, generosity, and good sense that the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency is known for, assure us that in the end, all these matters will be set right”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.           

LB           14135    MIDNIGHT DUNES: THE TEXAS MURDER FILES     GRIFFIN, LAURA, 1973- 

After a scandal derails her television reporting career, Macey Burns comes looking for a change of pace in Lost Beach, Texas. She’s ready to focus on her first passion—documentary filmmaking—and has a new job working for the island’s tourism board, shooting footage of the idyllic beachside community. Her plans for a relaxing rebound are dashed when she realizes the cottage she’s renting belonged to the woman whose body was just found in the sand dunes. Unrated. 2022. 

LB           14136    BIG DARK SKY    KOONTZ, DEAN R. (DEAN RAY), 1945-      

A group of strangers bound by terrifying synchronicity becomes humankind’s hope of survival in an exhilarating, twist-filled novel by Dean Koontz, the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense. Violence and strong language.  As a girl, Joanna Chase thrived on Rustling Willows Ranch in Montana until tragedy upended her life. Now thirty-four and living in Santa Fe with only misty memories of the past, she begins to receive pleas—by phone, through her TV, in her dreams: I am in a dark place, Jojo. Please come and help me. Heeding the disturbing appeals, Joanna is compelled to return to Montana, and to a strange childhood companion she had long forgotten.  She isn’t the only one drawn to the Montana farmstead. People from all walks of life have converged at the remote ranch. They are haunted, on the run, obsessed, and seeking answers to the same omniscient danger Joanna came to confront. All the while, on the outskirts of Rustling Willows, a madman lurks with a vision to save the future. Mass murder is the only way to see his frightening manifesto come to pass.  Through a bizarre twist of seemingly coincidental circumstances, a band of strangers now find themselves under Montana’s big dark sky. Their lives entwined, they face an encroaching horror. Unless they can defeat this threat, it will spell the end for humanity. Unrated.    

LB           14131    RETREAT: A NOVEL          PEARSE, SARAH

“They couldn’t wait to stay here. An idyllic wellness retreat has opened on an island off the English coast, promising rest and relaxation–but the island itself, known locally as Reaper’s Rock, has a dark past. Once the playground of a serial killer, it’s rumored to be cursed. But now they can’t leave. A young woman is found dead below the yoga pavilion in what seems to be a tragic fall. But Detective Elin Warner soon learns the victim wasn’t a guest–she wasn’t meant to be on the island at all. And they would do anything to escape. The longer Elin stays, the more secrets she uncovers. And when someone else drowns in a diving incident, Elin begins to suspect that there’s nothing accidental about these deaths. But why would someone target the guests at this luxury resort? Elin must find the killer–before the island’s history starts to repeat itself. Most are here to recharge and refresh. But someone’s here for revenge. . . .” — Provided by publisher. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.

LB           14132    HOUSEKEEPER: A NOVEL               FIELDING, JOY   

“A woman hires a housekeeper to care for her aging parents-only to watch as she takes over their lives in this riveting novel of suspense from the New York Times bestselling author called “an ingenious master of domestic suspense” (Samantha M. Bailey). In the end, I have only myself to blame. I’m the one who let her in. Jodi Bishop knows success. She’s the breadwinner, a top-notch real estate agent. Her husband, Harrison . . . not so much. Once, he had big dreams. But now, he’s a middling writer who resents his wife’s success. Jodi’s father, Vic, now seventy-nine and retired, is a very controlling man. His wife, Audrey, was herself no shrinking violet. But things changed when Audrey developed Parkinson’s eight years ago, and Vic retired to devote himself to her care. But while still reasonably spry and rakishly handsome, Vic is worn down by his wife’s deteriorating condition. Exhausted from trying to be all things to all people, Jodi finally decides she’s had enough and starts interviewing housekeepers to help care for her parents. She settles on Elyse Woodley, an energetic and attractive widow in her early sixties, who seems perfect for the job. While Vic is initially resistant, he soon warms to Elyse’s sunny personality and engaging ways. And Jodi is pleased to have an ally, someone she can talk to and occasionally even confide in. Until . . . She shuts Jodi out. And Audrey’s condition worsens-rapidly. Who is this woman suddenly wearing her mother’s jewelry? What is she after? And how far will she go to get it?”– Provided by publisher. Unrated.

LB           14139    MAZE: A JOHN COREY NOVEL      DEMILLE, NELSON           

“In his dazzling #1 bestseller, Plum Island, Nelson DeMille introduced readers to NYPD Homicide Detective John Corey, who we first meet sitting on the back porch of his uncle’s waterfront estate on Long Island, convalescing from wounds incurred in the line of duty. A visit from the local Chief of Police results in the legendary Detective Corey becoming involved in the investigation of the murders of a married couple who were scientists at the top-secret biological research facility on Plum Island. Fast forward through six more bestselling John Corey novels and The Maze opens with Corey on the same porch, but now in forced retirement from his last job as a Federal Agent with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Corey is restless and looking for action, so when his former lover, Detective Beth Penrose, appears with a job offer, Corey has to once again make some decisions about his career-and about reuniting with Beth Penrose. Inspired by, and based on the actual and still unsolved Gilgo Beach murders, The Maze takes the reader on a dangerous hunt for an apparent serial killer who has murdered nine-and maybe more-prostitutes and hidden their bodies in the thick undergrowth on a lonely stretch of beach. As Corey digs deeper into this case, which has made national news, he comes to suspect that the failure of the local police to solve this sensational case may not be a result of their inexperience and incompetence-it may be something else. Something more sinister. The Maze features John Corey’s politically incorrect humor, matched by his brilliant and unorthodox investigative skills along with the surprising and shocking plot twists that are the trademark of the #1 New York Times bestselling author, Nelson DeMille.”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.              

LB           14141    I’LL BE SEEING YOU: A NOVEL      HATCHER, ROBIN LEE     

“Brianna Hastings’s life seems dull and full of disappointment until a handsome young man visits her church. She’s instantly smitten by the charming Greg, who leads an exciting, independent life–the kind of life she longs for. But when a college history assignment forces Brianna to interview her great-grandmother about life during World War II, she can’t believe it when Daisy presses her with questions about Greg’s character. “What sort of man is he? Who is he at his core?” What could her great-grandmother possibly know about love at first sight? The questions take both women back to Boise, Idaho, in the early 1940s, when war emphasized how fragile life could be. Daisy and her older sister pine for the same handsome bomber pilot–until one night of terrible judgment reveals their true characters and drives them apart. Trying to protect the people she loves the most, Daisy condemns herself to live a lie. In the years that follow, as Daisy grapples with the consequences, she receives unexpected grace from a man she’s known her whole life but never looked at twice. Could what she learned about love save Brianna from heartache three generations later?” — Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022. Variant title: I will be seeing you.

ADULT NON-FICTION

LB           14123    THINK LIKE A HORSE: LESSONS IN LIFE, LEADERSHIP, AND EMPATHY FROM AN UNCONVENTIONAL COWBOY       GOLLIHER, GRANT

Grant Golliher is what some would call a “horse whisperer,” able to get a wild horse to calmly accept a saddle and a rider without the use of force. Through traning thousands of horses, many traumatized or abused, Golliher was able to learn essential lessons about communication, boundaries, fairness, trust, and respect — lessons that apply not just to horses but to humans as well. It’s why celebrities, Fortune 500 executives, professional coaches, supreme court justices, and even ordinary families from around the world flock to his Wyoming ranch every year to take part in what one CEO called “the most transformational experience I have ever encountered.” Unrated. Related names: Daly, Ellen, author.    

LB           14111    WE NEVER DIE: SECRETS OF THE AFTERLIFE           FRASER, MATT  

“From America’s top psychic medium and the author of WHEN HEAVEN CALLS comes a new book that reveals all the secrets of the afterlife, including the truth about heaven, what happens to our loved ones when they pass away, and why we never truly die”– Provided by publisher. Unrated.            

LB           14116    LESSONS FROM THE EDGE: A MEMOIR   YOVANOVITCH, MARIA L., 1958-

                A former US ambassador to Ukraine reflects on her role in the first impeachment inquiry of President Trump after she was recalled from her post. She recounts her career path and discusses how her upbringing taught her the preciousness of democracy and the dangers of corruption. Unrated. Bestseller. 2022.      

LB           14117    CASE OF THE MURDEROUS DR. CREAM: THE HUNT FOR A VICTORIAN ERA SERIAL KILLER  JOBB, DEAN, 1958-    

Profile of a nineteenth-century Canadian doctor who was convicted of murders in the United States and England, and is believed to have also murdered people in Canada through the use of poison. Discusses criminal investigation techniques of the late 1800s and his 1892 trial in London. Violence. 2021.             

LB           14118    CHURCHILL SISTERS: THE EXTRAORDINARY LIVES OF WINSTON AND CLEMENTINE’S DAUGHTERS                TRETHEWEY, RACHEL

Drawing on previously unpublished family letters, the author profiles former prime minister Winston Churchill’s daughters–Diana, Sarah, Marigold, and Mary. Examines their complex family relationships, character traits, and the trajectory of their lives. Unrated. 2021. Variant title: Extraordinary lives of Winston and Clementine’s daughters.

LB           14120    DUCHESS COUNTESS: THE WOMAN WHO SCANDALIZED EIGHTEENTH CENTURY LONDO   OSTLER, CATHERINE        

“As maid of honor to the Princess of Wales, Elizabeth Chudleigh enjoyed a luxurious life in the inner circle of the Hanoverian court. With her extraordinary style and engaging wit, she both delighted and scandalized the press and public. She would later even inspire William Thackeray when he was writing his classic Vanity Fair, providing the inspiration for the alluring social climber Becky Sharp. But Elizabeth’s real story is more complex and surprising than anything out of fiction. A clandestine, candlelit wedding to the young heir to an earldom, a second marriage to a duke, a lust for diamonds, and an electrifying appearance at a masquerade ball in a gossamer dress–it’s no wonder that Elizabeth’s eventual trial was a sensation. Charged with bigamy, an accusation she vehemently fought against, Elizabeth refused to submit to public humiliation and retire quietly.” — Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.       

LB           14122    NO ORDINARY DOG: MY PARTNER FROM THE SEAL TEAMS TO THE BIN LADEN RAID           CHESNEY, WILL, 1984-        

“The powerful true story of a SEAL Team Six member and military dog handler, and the dog that saved his life. Two dozen Navy SEALs descended on Osama bin Laden’s compound in May 2011. After the mission, only one name was made public: Cairo, a Belgian Malinois and military working dog. This is Cairo’s story, and that of his handler, Will Chesney, a member of SEAL Team Six whose life would be irrevocably tied to Cairo’s. Starting in 2008, when Will was introduced to the DEVGRU canine program, he and Cairo worked side by side, depending on each other for survival on hundreds of critical operations in the war on terrorism. But their bond transcended their service. Then, in 2011, the call came: Pick up your dog and get back to Virginia. Now. What followed were several weeks of training for a secret mission. It soon became clear that this was no ordinary operation. Cairo was among the first members of the U.S. military on the ground in Pakistan as part of Operation Neptune Spear, which resulted in the successful elimination of bin Laden. As Cairo settled into a role as a reliable “spare dog,” Will went back to his job as a DEVGRU operator, until a grenade blast in 2013 left him with a brain injury and PTSD. Unable to participate in further missions, he suffered from crippling migraines, chronic pain, memory issues, and depression. Modern medicine provided only modest relief. Instead, it was up to Cairo to save Will’s life once more-and then up to Will to be there when Cairo needed him the most”– Provided by publisher. Unrated.

LB           14143    BLACK GHOST OF EMPIRE: THE LONG DEATH OF SLAVERY AND THE FAILURE OF EMANCIPATION                 MANJAPRA, KRIS, 1978-

“The 1619 Project illuminated the ways in which every aspect of life in the United States was and is shaped by the existence of slavery. Black Ghost of Empire focuses on emancipation and how this opportunity to make right further codified the racial caste system-instead of obliterating it. To understand why the shadow of slavery still haunts society today, we must not only look at what slavery was, but also the unfinished way it ended. One may think of “emancipation” as a finale, leading to a new age of human rights and universal freedoms. But in reality, emancipations everywhere were incomplete. In Black Ghost of Empire, acclaimed historian and professor Kris Manjapra identifies five types of emancipation-explaining them in chronological order-along with the lasting impact these transitions had on formerly enslaved groups around the Atlantic. Beginning in 1770s and concluding in 1880s, different kinds of emancipation processes took place across the Atlantic world. These included the Gradual Emancipations of North America, the Revolutionary Emancipation of Haiti, the Compensated Emancipations of European overseas empires, the War Emancipation of the American South, and the Conquest Emancipations that swept across Sub-Saharan Africa. Tragically, despite a century of abolitions and emancipations, systems of social bondage persisted and reconfigured. We still live with these unfinished endings today. In practice, all the slavery emancipations that have ever taken place reenacted racial violence against Black communities, and reaffirmed commitment to white supremacy. The devil lurked in the details of the five emancipation processes, none of which required atonement for wrongs committed, or restorative justice for the people harmed. Manjapra shows how, amidst this unfinished history, grassroots Black organizers and activists have become custodians of collective recovery and remedy; not only for our present, but also for our relationship with the past. Timely, lucid, and crucial to our understanding of the ongoing “anti-mattering” of Black people, Black Ghost of Empire shines a light into the deep gap between the idea of slavery’s end and its actual perpetuation in various forms-exposing the shadows that linger to this day.”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.

LB           14137    FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH: FINDING SUCCESS, HAPPINESS, AND DEEP PURPOSE IN THE SECOND HALF OF LIF        BROOKS, ARTHUR C., 1964-         

A social scientist looks at how to find purpose, success, and happiness as you age. Drawing on social science, philosophy, biography, theology, and Eastern wisdom, as well as dozens of interviews with everyday men and women, Brooks shows us that true life success is well within our reach. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2022.               

LB           14138    CABIN FEVER: THE HARROWING JOURNEY OF A CRUISE SHIP AT THE DAWN OF A PANDEMIC                SMITH, MICHAEL (JOURNALIST)

“A harrowing narrative of the Holland America cruise ship Zaandam, which set sail with a deadly and little-understood stowaway-Covid-19-days before the world shut down in March, 2020. In early 2020, the world was on edge. An ominous virus was spreading on different continents, and no one knew what the coming weeks would bring. Far from the hotspots, the cruise ship Zaandam, owned by Holland America, was preparing to sail from Buenos Aires, Argentina, loaded with 1,200 passengers-Americans, Europeans and South Americans, plus 600 crew. Most passengers were over the age of 65. There was concern about the virus on the news, and it had already killed and sickened passengers on other Holland America ships. But that was oceans away, and escaping to sea at the ends of the earth for a few weeks seemed like it might be a good option. The cruise line had said the voyage (three weeks around the South American coastline to see some of the most world’s most stunning natural wonders and ancient ruins) would carry on as scheduled, with no refunds. And it would be safe. Cabin Fever is a riveting narrative thriller, taking readers behind the scenes of the ship’s complex workings, and below decks into the personal lives of passengers and crew who were caught unprepared for the deadly ordeal that lay ahead. There is a retired American school superintendent on a dream vacation with his wife of 56 years, on a personal quest to see Machu Picchu. There is an Argentine psychologist taking this trip to celebrate her 64th birthday with her husband, though she finds herself fretting in her cabin on Day One, trying to dismiss her fears of what she’s hearing on the news. There is an Indonesian laundry manager who’s been toiling on Holland America cruise ships for thirty years, sending his monthly paycheck to his family back home. Within days, people aboard Zaandam begin to fall sick. The world’s ports shut down. Zaandam becomes a top story on the news and is denied safe harbor everywhere. With only two doctors aboard and few medical supplies to test for or treat Covid-19, and with dwindling food and water, the ship wanders the oceans on an unthinkable journey.”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.    

LB           14130    PUZZLER: ONE MAN’S QUEST TO SOLVE THE MOST BAFFLING PUZZLES EVER, FROM CROSSWORDS TO JIGSAWS TO THE MEANING OF LIFE          JACOBS, A.J., 1968-         

“Even though I’ve never attempted the New York Times crossword puzzle or solved the Rubik’s Cube, I couldn’t put down The Puzzler.”-Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before What makes puzzles-jigsaws, mazes, riddles, sudokus-so satisfying? Be it the formation of new cerebral pathways, their close link to insight and humor, or their community-building properties, they’re among the fundamental elements that make us human. Convinced that puzzles have made him a better person, A.J. Jacobs-four-time New York Times bestselling author, master of immersion journalism, and nightly crossworder-set out to determine their myriad benefits. And maybe, in the process, solve the puzzle of our very existence. Well, almost. In The Puzzler, Jacobs meets the most zealous devotees, enters (sometimes with his family in tow) any puzzle competition that will have him, unpacks the history of the most popular puzzles, and aims to solve the most impossible head-scratchers, from a mutant Rubik’s Cube, to the hardest corn maze in America, to the most sadistic jigsaw. Chock-full of unforgettable adventures and original examples from around the world-including new work by Greg Pliska, one of America’s top puzzle-makers, and a hidden, super-challenging but solvable puzzle that will earn the first reader to crack it a $10,000 prize*-The Puzzler will open readers’ eyes to the power of flexible thinking and concentration. Whether you’re puzzle obsessed or puzzle hesitant, you’ll walk away with real problem-solving strategies and pathways toward becoming a better thinker and decision maker-for these are certainly puzzling times”– Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.

LB           14134    BACK TO THE PRAIRIE: A HOME REMADE, A LIFE REDISCOVERED GILBERT, MELISSA           

“The New York Times bestselling author and star of Little House on the Prairie returns with a new hilarious and heartfelt memoir chronicling her journey from Hollywood to a ramshackle house in the Catskills during the COVID-19 pandemic. Known for her childhood role as Laura Ingalls Wilder on the classic NBC show Little House on the Prairie, Melissa Gilbert has spent nearly her entire life in Hollywood. From Dancing with the Stars to a turn in politics, she was always on the lookout for her next project. She just had no idea that her latest one would be completely life changing. When her husband introduces her to the wilds of rural Michigan, Melissa begins to fall back in love with nature. And when work takes them to New York, they find a rustic cottage in the Catskill Mountains to call home. But “rustic” is a generous description for the state of the house, requiring a lot of blood, sweat, and tears for the newlyweds to make habitable. When the pandemic descends on the world, it further nudges Melissa out of the spotlight and into the woods. She trades Botox treatments for DIY projects, power lunching for gardening and raising chickens, and soon her life is rediscovered anew in her own little house in the Catskills”– Provided by publisher. Unrated.            

LB           14140    FIRE AND FLOOD: A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF CLIMATE CHANGE, FROM 1979 TO THE PRESENT                LINDEN, EUGENE             

“Eugene Linden wrote his first story on climate change, for Time magazine, in 1988; it was just the beginning of his investigative work, exploring all ramifications of this impending disaster. Fire and Flood represents his definitive case for the prosecution as to how and why we have arrived at our current dire pass, closing with his argument that the same forces that have confused the public’s mind and slowed the policy response are poised to pivot with astonishing speed, as long-term risks have become present-day realities and the cliff’s edge is now within view. Starting with the 1980s, Linden tells the story, decade by decade, by looking at four clocks that move at different speeds: the reality of climate change itself; the scientific consensus about it, which always lags reality; public opinion and political will, which lag further still; and, perhaps most important, business and finance. Reality marches on at its own pace, but the public will and even the science are downstream from the money, and Fire and Flood shows how devilishly effective moneyed climate-change deniers have been at slowing and even reversing the progress of our collective awakening. When a threat means certain but future disaster, but addressing it means losing present-tense profit, capitalism’s response has been sadly predictable. Now, however, the seasons of fire and flood have crossed the threshold into plain view. Linden focuses on the insurance industry as one loud canary in the coal mine: fire and flood zones in Florida and California, among other regions, are now seeing what many call “climate redlining.” The whole system is teetering on the brink, and the odds of another housing collapse, for starters, are much higher than most people understand. There is a path back from the cliff, but we must pick up the pace. Fire and Flood shows us why, and how.” — Provided by publisher. Unrated. 2022.

YOUNG ADULT NON-FICTION

LB           14133    BLACK BIRDS IN THE SKY: THE STORY AND LEGACY OF THE 1921 TULSA RACE MASSACRE COLBERT, BRANDY              

An award-winning author recounts one of the most devastating acts of racial violence in US history. In 1921, an armed white mob razed the predominantly Black Greenwood District. Colbert examines how this horrific event came to pass and why this history is still unknown to many of us. Violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2021.

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ADULT FICTION

LB           13480    Nameless ones CONNOLLY, JOHN, 1968-              

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

LB           13482    Noel letters        EVANS, RICHARD PAUL 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ADULT NON-FICTION

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

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

LB           13488    Going there        COURIC, KATIE, 1957-    

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

JUVENILE FICTION

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

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

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

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

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ADULT FICTION

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

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

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

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

LB           14169    BLOWBACK         PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

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

LB           14157    CHALLENGE: A NOVEL    STEEL, DANIELLE              

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

LB           14146    CLIVE CUSSLER’S HELLBURNER    MADEN, MIKE  

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

LB           14172    SMILING COUNTRY         KELTON, ELMER

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

LB           14187    LAST CHAIRLIFT     IRVING, JOHN, 1942- 

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

LB           14161    DREAMLAND     SPARKS, NICHOLAS        

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

LB           14182    CHOICE                 ROBERTS, NORA              

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

LB           14183    HUNTING TIME                 DEAVER, JEFFERY             

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

LB           14184    HOPE CREEK       DAILEY, JANET  

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

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

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

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

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

LB           14158    WHITTIERS          STEEL, DANIELLE              

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

ADULT NONFICTION

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

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

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

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

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

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

LB           14188    PUTIN   SHORT, PHILIP  

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

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

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

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ADULT FICTION

LB           13707    CARELESS WHISKERS       JAMES, MIRANDA           

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

LB           13706    CARTOGRAPHERS            SHEPHERD, PENG            

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

LB           13729    HER LAST AFFAIR: A NOVEL          SEARLES, JOHN 

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

LB           13728    GLORY: A NOVEL         BULAWAYO, NOVIOLET     

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

LB           13757    GOOD LEFT UNDONE     TRIGIANI, ADRIANA       

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

LB           13705    CAT ME IF YOU CAN        JAMES, MIRANDA           

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

LB           13680    CIRCE    MILLER, MADELINE        

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

LB           13755    BEAUTIFUL         STEEL, DANIELLE              

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

LB           13700    END OF DAYS     TAYLOR, BRAD, 1965-     

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

LB           13702    DOUBLE JEOPARDY         WOODS, STUART             

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

LB           13726    FOUL PLAY          WOODS, STUART             

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

LB           13723    FALSE WITNESS       SLAUGHTER, KARIN, 1971-    

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

LB           13727    FRENCH BRAID  TYLER, ANNE     

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

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

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

LB           14108    REPLACEMENT WIFE       KANE, DARBY    

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

LB           13735    LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY                 GARMUS, BONNIE          

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

LB           13734    LAST CONFESSIONS OF SYLVIA P.               KRAVETZ, LEE    

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

LB           13731    INSOMNIA          PINBOROUGH, SARAH, 1972-     

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

LB           13708    BOOTH      FOWLER, KAREN JOY

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

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

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

LB           13730    HIGH STAKES     STEEL, DANIELLE              

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

LB           13676    DEADLY AFFAIR       CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976            

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

LB           13733    JUST LIKE THE OTHER GIRLS         DOUGLAS, CLAIRE           

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

ADULT NON-FICTION

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

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

LB           13725    FINDING ME       DAVIS, VIOLA, 1965-       

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ADULT FICTION

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

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

LB           14107    ALL HER LITTLE SECRETS                MORRIS, WANDA M.     

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

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

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

LB           13931    INVESTIGATOR                  SANDFORD, JOHN           

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

LB           13932    DUKE GONE ROGUE        CARLYLE, CHRISTY           

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

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

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

LB           13936    THREE DEBTS PAID          PERRY, ANNE    

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

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

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

LB           13926    SUMMER AT THE CAPE  THAYNE, RAEANNE         

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

LB           13928    BOOK LOVERS    HENRY, EMILY   

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

LB           13929    MASTER CRAFTSMAN    STUART, KELLI, 1978-     

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

LB           13930    PARIS BOOKSELLER               MAHER, KERRI            

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

LB           13935    HEIGHTS              CANDLISH, LOUISE          

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

LB           13940    LIKE A SISTER     GARRETT, KELLYE, 1978-               

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

LB           13943    STRENGTH IN THE STORM            BLOUNT, LAUREL             

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

LB           13944    KILLING IN GOLD              COTTON, RALPH W.        

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

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

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

LB           13947    MEMORY QUILT                WORTH, LENORA            

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

LB           13955    GROUNDS FOR MURDER               LUSH, TARA       

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

LB           13942    LAST DANCE ON THE STARLIGHT PIER      BIRD, SARAH     

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

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

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

LB           13948    BOOK OF COLD CASES    ST. JAMES, SIMONE       

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

LB           13949    NORA GOES OFF SCRIPT                MONAGHAN, ANNABEL

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

LB           13950    SOULS OF LOST LAKE      WRIGHT, JAIME JO          

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

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

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

LB           13952    ONCE UPON A WARDROBE          HENRY, PATTI CALLAHAN             

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

LB           13953    TUSCAN HOLIDAY            CHAMBERLIN, HOLLY, 1962-        

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

LB           13954    CIRCUS OF WONDERS     MACNEAL, ELIZABETH   

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

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

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

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

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

LB           13961    ENDLESS MERCY               PETERSON, TRACIE         

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LB           13959    HOMEWRECKERS             ANDREWS, MARY KAY, 1954-      

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

LB           13960    HEART’S CHARGE             WITEMEYER, KAREN      

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

LB           13962    RESERVOIR         DUCHOVNY, DAVID        

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

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

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

LB           13970    SISTERS OF NIGHT AND FOG        ROBUCK, ERIKA

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

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

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

LB           13972    LAST THING HE TOLD ME              DAVE, LAURA    

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

LB           13974    HANDBOOK FOR HOMICIDE         BARRETT, LORNA            

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LB           13976    BOARDWALK BOOKSHOP             MALLERY, SUSAN            

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

LB           13978    LATECOMER       KORELITZ, JEAN HANFF, 1961-    

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

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

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

LB           13981    GIRL IN THE PAINTING   COOPER, TEA    

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

LB           13983    READER, I BURIED THEM AND OTHER STORIES                    

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

LB           13984    VIEW FROM CORAL COVE             CLIPSTON, AMY

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

LB           13993    AMISH BRIDE     LAUER, ROSALIND           

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

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

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

LB           13987    LOVING LOVINA               JOHNS, PATRICIA (ROMANCE WRITER)   

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

LB           13989    MEANT TO BE    GIFFIN, EMILY   

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

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

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

LB           13991    NIGHTWORK      ROBERTS, NORA              

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

LB           13992    WEDDING CRASHER        SOSA, MIA         

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

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

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

LB           14000    TOM CLANCY: ZERO HOUR           BENTLEY, DON  

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

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

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

LB           13999    LITTLE    CAREY, EDWARD, 1970-

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

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

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

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

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

LB           14015    FOREVER HIDDEN             PETERSON, TRACIE         

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

LB           14016    AMISH HOMECOMING      LAUER, ROSALIND      

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

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

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

LB           14017    PASSING              LARSEN, NELLA 

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

LB           14006    CHRISTMAS CUPCAKE MURDER     FLUKE, JOANNE, 1943-               

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

LB           14007    DEADLY DELETION           BARRETT, LORNA            

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

LB           14011    COURTING CALEB            LONG, KELLY      

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

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

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

LB           14008    HELL-BENDER FROM TEXAS          MARTIN, CHUCK              

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

LB           14010    WOMAN OF ENDURANCE             LLANOS-FIGUEROA, DAHLMA    

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

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

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

LB           13720    SHADOWS OF PECAN HOLLOW   FROST, CAROLINE           

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

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

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

LB           13713    MEMPHIS            STRINGFELLOW, TARA M.            

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

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

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

LB           13692    PIRANESI             CLARKE, SUSANNA        

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

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

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

LB           13712    MAYFAIR BOOKSHOP     KNIGHT, ELIZA  

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

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

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

LB           13752    MIRROR MAN    KEPLER, LARS    

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

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

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

LB           13698    SENTENCE: A NOVEL       ERDRICH, LOUISE            

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

LB           13681    PERSONAL LIBRARIAN    BENEDICT, MARIE           

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

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

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

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

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

LB           13674    DIAMOND EYE                   QUINN, KATE     Kiev, 1937.

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

LB           13677    CRIMINAL MISCHIEF       WOODS, STUART             

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

LB           13685    LOST AND FOUND IN PARIS         DOLAN, LIAN     

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

LB           13746    NOTHING TO LOSE           JANCE, JUDITH A.            

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

LB           13663    BEASTS OF A LITTLE LAND             KIM, JUHEA       

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

LB           13753 WIFE UPSTAIRS   HAWKINS, RACHEL, 1979-            

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

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

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

LB           13679    CLASS ACT           WOODS, STUART             

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

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

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

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

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

LB           13686    LONG WEEKEND               MACMILLAN, GILLY        

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

LB           13672    22 SECONDS       PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-          

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

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

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

LB           13689    WISE WOMEN   SORELL, GINA   

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

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

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

LB           13721    DISTANT SHORE: A NOVEL            KINGSBURY, KAREN       

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

LB           13691    WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BENNETTS       SCOTTOLINE, LISA           

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

LB           13743    SAFE HOUSE       WOODS, STUART             

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

LB           13683    MYSTERY OF MRS. CHRISTIE      BENEDICT, MARIE             

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

LB           13719    WHAT THE FIREFLIES KNEW         HARRIS, KAI       

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

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

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

LB           13665    ARTIE’S COURAGE           LE MESURIER, RACHEL  

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

LB           13716    NOTES ON AN EXECUTION           KUKAFKA, DANYA           

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

LB           14038    WOMAN IN THE GREEN DRESS   COOPER, TEA    

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

LB           14041    GOOD SOON      MITCHARD, JACQUELYN

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

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

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

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

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

LB           13701    STILL LIFE             WINMAN, SARAH, 1964-              

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

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

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

LB           13737    SILENCE OF THE LIBRARY               JAMES, MIRANDA           

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

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

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

LB           13756    WHAT THE CAT DRAGGED IN       JAMES, MIRANDA           

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

LB           13736    SHUCKED APART              ROSS, BARBARA, 1953-  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LB           14106    AMISH BABY FINDS A HOME        CAMERON, BARBARA    

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

LB           14104    NIGHT SHIFT       FINLAY, ALEX     

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

LB           14105    LAST HOUSE ON NEEDLESS STREET           WARD, CATRIONA          

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

LB           13969    THINK OF ME     LIARDET, FRANCES         

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

LB           13994    GREENWICH PARK       FAULKNER, KATHERINE    

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

LB           13995    LOST APOTHECARY          PENNER, SARAH              

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

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

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

LB           14013    AMERICAN GUN MYSTERY           QUEEN, ELLERY 

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

LB           14048    ONE ITALIAN SUMMER  SERLE, REBECCA               

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

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

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

ADULT NON-FICTION

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

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

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

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

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

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

LB           13958    TASTE: MY LIFE THROUGH FOOD               TUCCI, STANLEY

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

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

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

LB           13975    BLOOD OF EMMETT TILL               TYSON, TIMOTHY B.       

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LB           13742    RIVERMAN: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY       MCGRATH, BEN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LB           13699    THESE PRECIOUS DAYS  PATCHETT, ANN

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

JUVENILE FICTION

LB           13938    WILLODEEN        APPLEGATE, KATHERINE

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

LB           14039    BLACK BOY JOY: 17 STORIES CELEBRATING BLACK BOYHOOD                       

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

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

LB           14001    HEARTLESS          MEYER, MARISSA            

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

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

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

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ADULT FICTION

LB           13841    HEART OF SPLENDID LAKE            CLIPSTON, AMY

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

LB           13855    CHILD OF LIGHT                BROOKS, TERRY

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

LB           13837    WE ARE NOT LIKE THEM PIAZZA, JO         

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

LB           13842    LOVE HYPOTHESIS           HAZELWOOD, ALI            

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

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

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

LB           13840    Anxious people BACKMAN, FREDRIK, 1981-        

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

LB           13867    IN BLOOM           MICHAELS, FERN             

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

LB           13872    FIVE TUESDAYS IN WINTER: STORIES        KING, LILY           

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

LB           13875    WHEN SHE DREAMS        QUICK, AMANDA            

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

LB           13869    EVERYTHING WE DIDN’T SAY       BAART, NICOLE

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

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

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

LB           13852    GOLDEN COUPLE              HENDRICKS, GREER        

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

LB           13847    TAKE MY HAND                 PERKINS-VALDEZ, DOLEN             

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

LB           13878    DEATH AT THE CRYSTAL PALACE                ASHLEY, JENNIFER          

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

LB           13876    WE WERE NEVER HERE                  BARTZ, ANDREA

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

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

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

LB           13854    RADAR GIRLS      ACKERMAN, SARA          

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

LB           13848    PACK UP THE MOON      HIGGINS, KRISTAN          

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

LB           13859    CAROLINA BUILT              ALEXANDER, KIANNA    

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

LB           13860    FLIGHT     GRIFFIN, LAURA, 1973-              

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

LB           13861    LAST DUKE STANDING   LONDON, JULIA

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

LB           13865    SECOND MRS. ASTOR     ABE, SHANA      

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

LB           13864    REMINDERS OF HIM: A NOVEL    HOOVER, COLLEEN         

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

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

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

LB           13887    LOOKING FOR LEROY      CARLSON, MELODY        

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

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

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

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

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

LB           13857    SEE HER DIE        LEIGH, MELINDA              

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

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

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

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

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

LB           13844    BOOK OF MAGIC              HOFFMAN, ALICE            

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

LB           13879    ISLAND COES, BEN          

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

LB           13880    CLOVER GIRLS    SHIPMAN, VIOLA            

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

LB           13882    BEWILDERMENT               POWERS, RICHARD, 1957-            

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

LB           13884    PEOPLE WE KEEP              LARKIN, ALLISON             

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

LB           13886    YOUNG MUNGO              STUART, DOUGLAS, 1976-            

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

LB           13890    OUTSIDER: A KATE BURKHOLDER NOVEL                CASTILLO, LINDA             

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

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

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

LB           13896    CURSE OF SALEM             HOOPER, KAY    

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

LB           13897    COWBOY OF LEGEND     BRODAY, LINDA

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

LB           13895    LOST MOUNTAIN PASS    SWEAZY, LARRY D.        

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

LB           13889    NOTORIOUS       PALMER, DIANA

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

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

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

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

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

LB           13911    LAST GRAND DUCHESS  TURNBULL, BRYN            

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

LB           13912    VINEYARD WEDDING      STONE, JEAN     

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

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

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

LB           13916    HOTEL NANTUCKET        HILDERBRAND, ELIN       

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

LB           13898    HEALER’S PROMISE         BELLER, MISTY M.           

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

LB           13899    AUNT DIMITY AND THE ENCHANTED COTTAGE    ATHERTON, NANCY        

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

LB           13902    COWBOY CHRISTMAS LEGEND   BRODAY, LINDA

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

LB           13906    CHAIN OF COMMAND   CAMERON, MARC           

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

LB           13907    CITY OF TIME AND MAGIC            BRACKSTON, PAULA      

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

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

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

LB           13909    BULLET FOR A RANGER  GRIFFIN, JAMES J.           

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

LB           13910    MAN OF LEGEND              BRODAY, LINDA

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

LB           13914    EVER CONSTANT              PETERSON, TRACIE         

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

LB           13915    FACE TO DIE FOR              JOHANSEN, IRIS

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

LB           13900    MADE IN MANHATTAN LAYNE, LAUREN

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

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

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

LB           13903    BLUE SUMMER NICHOLS, JIM, 1949-       

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

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

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

LB           13600    CHOCTAW TRAIL               LEWIS, PRESTON             

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

LB           13923    SWEET LIFE         FISHER, SUZANNE WOODS          

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

LB           13925    SWEET GOODBYE CORBETT, RON, 1959-

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

LB           13919    SHADOWS OF BERLIN     GILLHAM, DAVID R.        

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

LB           13920    SUMMER LOVE THAYER, NANCY, 1943- 

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

LB           13921    BOOK WOMAN’S DAUGHTER      RICHARDSON, KIM MICHELE       

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

ADULT NON-FICTION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LB           13863    IS THIS ANYTHING?         SEINFELD, JERRY              

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LB           13862    APPARENTLY THERE WERE COMPLAINTS               GLESS, SHARON

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LB           13881    FAIREST: A MEMOIR       TALUSAN, MEREDITH    

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JUVENILE FICTION

LB           13892    LION OF MARS  HOLM, JENNIFER L.         

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