Hot New Books

January 25th, 2016

01-25 Dressmaker's War The Dressmaker’s War
by Mary Chamberlain
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Brought to Paris by an Austrian aristocrat who disappears when World War II breaks out, Ada, a talented dressmaker, survives by working for Nazi wives and is forced to endure the consequences of her choices years later.
01-25 Bitter Season The Bitter Season
by Tami Hoag
F H6785b
While Nikki spends time with her family and misses more satisfying work with her former partner, Sam struggles with a rookie new partner and investigates a double homicide before unexpectedly teaming up with Nikki to stop a threat against a former foster child.
01-25 Orphan X Orphan X
by Gregg Hurwitz
F H967o
Using his skills as an elite former agent and assassin to advocate anonymously for desperate people, Evan Smoak finds himself pursued by someone with comparable training who would exploit his life of service to find and eliminate him.
01-25 Expatriates The Expatriates
by Janice Y. K. Lee
F L4784e
A traumatized college graduate, a lonely housewife, and a burned-out mother of three endure the challenges of their respective demons and families in the face of unexpected consequences within their American expat community in Hong Kong.
01-25 Medicis Daughter Médicis Daughter
by Sophie Perinot
F P4453m
Summoned to the sixteenth-century French court in the aftermath of a devastating religious war, beautiful young Princess Margot struggles between the manipulations of her ruthless mother, Catherine de Médicis, and her own conscience.
01-25 My Name Is Lucy Barton My Name Is Lucy Barton
by Elizabeth Strout
F S9253m
After an appendix operation puts her in the hospital, New York writer Lucy Barton reconnects with her estranged mother as the pair reminisce about the past.
01-25 Killing in the Cafe The Killing in the Café
by Simon Brett
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When a badly decomposing body on a beach is connected to a local cafe that the Fethering residents are trying to save, Carole and Jude are on the case.
01-25 Forty Thieves Forty Thieves
by Thomas Perry
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Husband and wife detectives Sid and Ronnie Abel are called in to investigate the murder of scientist James Ballantine, while married assassins Ed and Nicole Hoyt are hired by mysterious contractors to keep the details of Ballantine’s death a secret.
01-25 Scandalous Behavior Scandalous Behavior
by Stuart Woods
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New York City cop-turned-Manhattan law firm rainmaker Stone Barrington confronts a particularly challenging adversary whose nefarious schemes test the limits of Barrington’s skills.
01-25 Been There, Done That Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom for Modern Times
by Al Roker and Deborah Roberts
158.2 R742
Life lessons from bestselling author and Today show personality Al Roker and his wife, globetrotting ABC news journalist Deborah Roberts.
01-25 Criminal That I Am Criminal That I Am: A Memoir
by Jennifer Ridha
345.73 R544
Follows a talented young lawyer as she becomes romantically involved with a convicted drug felon, the son of film actor Michael Douglas, and commits a crime on his behalf, resulting in professional self-destruction and the ultimately transformative consequences that came after.
01-25 Fight for the Forgotten Fight for the Forgotten: How A Mixed Martial Artist Stopped Fighting For Himself and Started Fighting For Others
by Justin Wren with Loretta Hunt
361.7632 W945
From UFC fighter, Justin Wren, comes a personal account of redemption, empowerment, and overwhelming love as one man sets out on an mission to fight for those who can’t fight for themselves.
01-25 Coal Wars Coal Wars: The Future of Energy and the Fate of the Planet
by Richard Martin
363.7571 M382
Argues that, to limit catastrophic climate change, a solution must be found to power the world with less polluting energy sources, and explains how such a change would affect the coal industry.
01-25 They All Love Jack They All Love Jack: Busting the Ripper
by Bruce Robinson
364.1523 J126r
A reinterpretation of the case of Jack the Ripper focuses on the “why” instead of the “who,” theorizing that the residents of London society’s finest homes created him as an outlet for their own hidden violent and taboo proclivities.
01-25 Vegetarian India Vegetarian India: A Journey through the Best of Indian Home Cooking
by Madhur Jaffrey
641.5954 J23v
A collection of Indian vegetarian recipes from the award-winning chef, with options for soups, dals, grains, eggs and dairy, chutneys, and desserts, and a separate section on ingredients.
01-25 Motherless Child Motherless Child: The Definitive Biography of Eric Clapton
by Paul Scott
781.66 C589s
Motherless Child is the ultimate celebration and definitive biography of one of the most influential musicians alive today. An essential read for any Clapton fan.
01-25 Lady Bird and Lyndon Lady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage That Made a President
by Betty Boyd Caroli
973.923 J673c
In Lady Bird and Lyndon, Caroli restores misunderstood Lady Bird to her rightful place in American history, painting a vivid portrait of a marriage with complex, but familiar and identifiable overtones.
01-25 Maggie Smith Maggie Smith: A Biography
by Michael Coveney
92 S655c
Shines a light on the life of the remarkable performer whose stage and screen career spans six decades and who is most recently known from her brilliant performance in Downton Abbey.

Hot New Books

January 18th, 2016

01-18 Guest Room The Guest Room
by Chris Bohjalian
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The story of a bachelor party gone horribly wrong: two men lie dead in a suburban living room, two women are on the run from police and a marriage is ripping apart at the seams in this spellbinding tale of murder and sex trafficking.
01-18 Biglaw Biglaw
by Lindsay Cameron
F C1823b
Two years into her job at a major Manhattan law firm, Mackenzie questions whether or not this is her dream job as she’s tormented by a bitter senior associate and she’s stuck with the deal from hell.
01-18 Turner House The Turner House
by Angela Flournoy
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The Turner House brings us a colourful, complicated brood full of love and pride, sacrifice and unlikely inheritances. It’s a striking examination of the price we pay for our dreams and futures, and the ways in which our families bring us home.
01-18 Bloodline Bloodline
by Conn Iggulden
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Bloodline sees the Lancastrian and Yorkist factions clash at the battle of Towton — the single bloodiest conflict fought on British soil. The victorious Edward of York seals his claim to the English throne.
01-18 After She's Gone After She’s Gone
by Lisa Jackson
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Pursuing a Hollywood career in the shadow of her more beautiful sister, Cassie, who survived the crazed fan attack that nearly killed their mother, is targeted with suspicion and doubts her own sanity when her sister’s body double is killed and her sister then subsequently disappears.
01-18 Fifth Heart The Fifth Heart
by Dan Simmons
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While in America to solve the mystery of the 1885 death of Clover Adams, wife of the esteemed historian Henry Adams, Sherlock Holmes and Henry James find themselves involved in matters of national importance possibly orchestrated by Moriarty.
01-18 Philosopher Kings The Philosopher Kings
by Jo Walton
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The god Apollo, living under a false human identity in the City founded by time-traveling goddess Pallas Athene, suffers a tragic loss, and the desire for revenge leads him to sail into the mysterious Eastern Mediterranean in search of the man who may have caused his grief.
01-18 Even the Dead Even the Dead
by Benjamin Black
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Prone to hallucinations by overwork, Quirke investigates suspicions of foul play in the aftermath of a fatal car crash before teaming up with Inspector Hackett to search for a missing pregnant woman.
01-18 Dead Assassin The Dead Assassin
by Vaughn Entwistle
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Investigating the brutal murder of a high-ranking government official, Dr. Arthur Conan Doyle and his sidekick, Oscar Wilde, are baffled when the dead body of the assassin is revealed to be a man who was executed two weeks earlier.
01-18 Suspicious Minds Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories
by Rob Brotherton
153.4 B874
Suspicious Minds explores the psychology behind conspiracy theories and reveals the important consequences they can have–from discouraging parents from vaccinating their children against deadly diseases to hampering political policies to combat climate change.
01-18 Rising Strong Rising Strong
by Brené Brown
158.1 B877r
Rising Strong outlines theories about the “physics of vulnerability” to explain the role of disappointment, failure, and heartbreak in personal strength and achieving a sense of purpose.
01-18 Prisoners of Geography Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything about the World
by Tim Marshall
320.12 M369
A journalist uses 10 maps of crucial regions to explain the geo-political strategies of the world powers.
01-18 Dinner for Two Dinner for Two: Easy and Innovative Recipes for One, Two, or a Few
by Julie Wampler
641.561 W243
The popular blogger shares 70 new two-serving recipes, offering such options as pesto chicken salad sandwich, beer braised roast with polenta, and pancetta and spinach crêpes.
01-18 Ghosts of K2 The Ghosts of K2: The Epic Saga of the First Ascent
by Mick Conefrey
796.522 C747
A gripping true account of three extraordinary expeditions up K2, which were fraught with great danger and unimaginable tragedy, captures the bold and eccentric characters their friendships and rivalries, their guilt and betrayals.
01-18 Shift Change Shift Work
by Tie Domi
796.962 D669
From hockey’s most prolific fighter comes a sports memoir unlike any other — passionate, funny, and candid, Shift Work chronicles Tie Domi’s sixteen tumultuous seasons in the NHL.
01-18 438 Days 438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea
by Jonathan Franklin
910.045 A473f
Draws on interviews with Salvador Alvarenga and those who aided in his rescue and recovery to chronicle his fourteen months alone and adrift at sea.
01-18 Lost Tudor Princess The Lost Tudor Princess: A Life of Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox
by Alison Weir
941.05 L568w
Her mother was a queen, her father an earl, and she herself was the granddaughter, niece, cousin and grandmother of monarchs. Some thought she should be queen of England. This is the biography of an extraordinary life that spanned five Tudor reigns, a life packed with intrigue, drama and tragedy.
01-18 Time For Truth A Time For Truth: Reigniting The Promise Of America
by Ted Cruz
973.932 C957
Recounts the author’s life and career, discussing his time as a senator, and arguing for change in government.

 

Hot New Books

January 11th, 2016

 

01-11 Marble Collector The Marble Collector
by Cecelia Ahern
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The story of a woman who discovers a collection of marbles in her father’s belongings. On learning that part of the collection is missing, she embarks on a quest to relocate the missing marbles to complete the collection and also to understand and complete the picture of a man she realises she never fully new.
01-11 Girl Who Slept With God The Girl Who Slept With God
by Val Brelinski
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When the moral-minded eldest daughter of a 1970s Idaho family returns from a missionary trip and claims she is pregnant with God’s child, her strong-willed sister and she bond with fellow outcasts while awaiting the birth.
01-11 Tom Clancy Commander in Chief Commander-in-chief
by Mark Greaney
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Abandoned by other international leaders, Jack Ryan, assisted by his son and the Campus team, navigate a political chess game involving a volatile Russian president and a vital clue about an adversarial plot to disrupt the world stage.
01-11 Warriors of the Storm Warriors of the Storm
by Bernard Cornwell
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A fragile peace is about to be broken. King Alfred’s son Edward and daughter, Aethelflaed, rule Wessex, Mercia and East Anglia. Uhtred controls northern Mercia from Chester. But forces are rising up against him. Northmen allied to the Irish have taken Northumbria their strength could prove overwhelming.
01-11 Where My Heart Used to Beat Where My Heart Used to Beat
by Sebastin Faulks
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Robert, a British doctor haunted by World War II memories, agrees to write a biography of a renowned specialist in memory loss who possesses unsettling knowledge of Robert’s past.
01-11 Discount Discount
by Casey Gray
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The daily lives of customers and employees of an American Southwest super retailer are thrown into chaos by a drunken manager’s text, local corruption and the imminent visit of a company president’s visit.
01-11 Informants The Informants
by Bill Haugland
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A battle between rival motorcycle gangs leads television reporter Ty Davis into yet another dangerous encounter with a big-city’s underworld. His on-the-scene account of the violence draws Davis into a complex web of drug-smuggling and murder, and turf wars pit local criminal bikers against each other.
01-11 Anything For You Anything For You
by Kristan Higgins
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When Connor O’Rourke proposes to his long-time on-again, off-again secret girlfriend, Jessica Dunn, and she says no, he gives her an ultimatum–marry him or their relationship is over.
01-11 Nine Lives Nine Lives
by Wendy Corsi Staub
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Interrupted by a storm that forces her to take shelter in a quirky New York town, young widow Bella Jordan accepts a job at the local hotel and is embroiled in the investigation into the owner’s murder.
01-11 Unstoppable Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World
by Bill Nye
363.73874 N994
The author challenges common misunderstandings about global warming while outlining the scientific community’s potential for solving key energy and environmental problems.
01-11 Bread, Wine, Chocolate Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love
by Simran Sethi
363.8 S495
Draws on interviews with scientists, farmers, chefs, and others in the food trade to reveal the interconnected reasons that have caused a steady loss of diversity in food crops and the associated health, culture, and traditional consequences.
01-11 Of Orcas and Men Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us
by David Neiwert
599.536 N417
A revelatory history of orcas evaluates them as one of the planet’s most intelligent animals, challenging beliefs about their “killer” natures while citing the threats to their populations.
01-11 Simply Nigella Simply Nigella: Feel Good Food
by Nigella Lawson
641.5 L425s
Simply Nigella is about cooking food that makes our lives easier, the sort of cooking that can be incorporated into our daily lives and celebrated without any stress, food that will make everyone feel better, both in body and mind.
01-11 Quinn Quinn: The Life of a Hockey Legend
by Dan Robson
796.962 Q7r
Told by bestselling author Dan Robson, and supported by the Quinn family and network of friends,Quinn is the definitive account of one of the game’s biggest personalities and most storied lives.
01-11 And Yet And Yet —
by Christopher Hitchens
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Christopher Hitchens was known for his erudition and pitch-perfect, oftentimes argumentative prose, and in this new collection of essays that span his storied career, he is no different. No subject is safe: Bosnia, Norman Mailer, Helen Mirren, Hitler–and yes, Bill and Hillary Clinton.
01-11 John Le Carre John le Carré: The Biography
by Adam Sisman
820.92 L456s
This is the definitive biography of a major writer, described by Ian McEwan as ‘perhaps the most significant novelist of the second half of the twentieth cenyury in Britain.’
01-11 Alone Against the North Alone Against the North
by Adam Shoalts
917.13 S559
When Adam Shoalts ventured into the largest unexplored wilderness on the planet, he hoped to set foot where no one had ever gone before. What he discovered surprised even him.
01-11 Woody Woody: The Biography
by David Evanier
92 A432e
Draws on interviews with artistic collaborators, family, and friends — including Allen’s first wife, Harlene Rosen — to chronicle the life of the film director, including the more controversial aspects of Allen’s life.