January 11th, 2016
|The Marble Collector
by Cecelia Ahern
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.
|The Girl Who Slept With God
by Val Brelinski
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.
by Mark Greaney
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.
|Warriors of the Storm
by Bernard Cornwell
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.
|Where My Heart Used to Beat
by Sebastin Faulks
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.
by Casey Gray
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.
by Bill Haugland
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.
|Anything For You
by Kristan Higgins
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.
by Wendy Corsi Staub
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.
|Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World
by Bill Nye
The author challenges common misunderstandings about global warming while outlining the scientific community’s potential for solving key energy and environmental problems.
|Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love
by Simran Sethi
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.
|Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us
by David Neiwert
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.
|Simply Nigella: Feel Good Food
by Nigella Lawson
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.
|Quinn: The Life of a Hockey Legend
by Dan Robson
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.
|And Yet —
by Christopher Hitchens
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.
|John le Carré: The Biography
by Adam Sisman
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.’
|Alone Against the North
by Adam Shoalts
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.
|Woody: The Biography
by David Evanier
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.