Hot New Books

January 25th, 2016

01-25 Dressmaker's War The Dressmaker’s War
by Mary Chamberlain
F C4434d
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
M B845k
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
M P465fo
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
M W8971sb
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.
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Hot New Books

January 11th, 2016

 

01-11 Marble Collector The Marble Collector
by Cecelia Ahern
F A285m
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
F B835g
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
F C5873cc
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
F C821wa
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
F F2635wh
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
F H371i
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
F H6366a
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
M S798L
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
814 H674a
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.

Hot New Books

December 21st, 2015

12-21 Pharaoh's Secret The Pharaoh’s Secret
by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
F C986ph
When a power broker’s scheme to build a new Egyptian empire requires his manipulation of a Saharan aquifer, Kurt and Joe race to learn the truth about an underworld plant extract at his disposal that may have the power to restore life to the dead.
12-21 Debt of Tamar The Debt of Tamar
by Nicole Dweck
F D989d
Follows the intertwined lives of the descendant of an Ottoman sultan and the daughter of a Holocaust survivor against a backdrop of their unknown shared ancestry in mid-sixteenth-century Istanbul.
12-21 Mistletoe Inn The Mistletoe Inn
by Richard Paul Evans
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Signing up for a writer’s retreat in order to avoid another lonely holiday, Kimberly Rossetti befriends aspiring author Zeke, who offers her advice on making her writing more inspired while gradually revealing secrets about his past.
12-21 Painter's Daughter The Painter’s Daughter
by Julie Klassen
F K6352p
In 1815, a painter’s daughter on the north Devon coast agrees to marry a stranger to avoid scandal, but her choice is complicated by the return of a former lover and a growing affection for the husband she barely knows.
12-21 Ashley Bell Ashley Bell
by Dean Koontz
F K825a
Experiencing a miraculous recovery two days after being told she’s dying, Bibi becomes obsessed with the idea that she has been spared in order to save someone else, a notion that prompts her entry into the world of crime and conspiracy.
12-21 Secret Sisters Secret Sisters
by Jayne Ann Krentz
F K922s
Reuniting at the hotel where one of them was brutally attacked as a child decades earlier, Madeline and Daphne are forced to confront painful memories and truths in order to solve the mysterious death of Madeline’s father.
12-21 Devil in Jerusalem The Devil in Jerusalem
by Naomi Ragen
F R141d
Investigating a case at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital involving two horrifically injured brothers and their young American mother, who refuses to answer questions, detective Bina Tzedek follows leads through Jerusalem’s Old City to expose a dangerous cult.
12-21 Year of the Runaways The Year of the Runaways
by Sunjeev Sahota
F S1314y
Three young men from very different backgrounds come together in a journey from India to England, where they hope to begin something new. To support their families; where they can, to build their future; to show their worth; to escape the past. They have no idea of what awaits them.
12-21 Front Runner Front Runner
by Felix Francis
M F8182f
Jefferson Hinkley is back. Operating as an undercover investigator for the British Horseracing Authority, Jeff is approached by the multiple-champion jockey, Dave Swinton, to discuss the delicate matter of his losing races on purpose. Little does Jeff realise that his visit to Swinton’s house will result in a brutal attempt on his life.
12-21 Gratitude Diaries The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking On the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life
by Janice Kaplan
179.9 K171
In this inspiring memoir backed by cutting-edge research, Janice Kaplan spends a year living gratefully and gains a fresh outlook that transforms her marriage, family life, health, and everyday experience.
12-21 Humankind Humankind: How Biology and Geography Shape Human Diversity
by Alexander H. Harcourt
304.2 H257
An innovative and illuminating look at how the evolution of the human species has been shaped by the world around us, from anatomy and physiology, to cultural diversity and population density.
12-21 Common Struggle A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction
by Patrick J. Kennedy & Stephen Fried
616.89 K36
The former congressman and youngest child of Senator Ted Kennedy details his personal and political battles with mental illness and addiction while tracing the history of mental health care in America as it was reflected by his family.
12-21 Chilled Chilled: How Refrigeration Changed the World, and Might Do So Again
by Tom Jackson
621.56 J14
The refrigerator may seem mundane nowadays, but it is one of the wonders of twentieth-century science — lifesaver, food preserver, and social liberator. Chilled is a fascinating narrative history of the refrigerator and the process of refrigeration.
12-21 Stir Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home
by Jessica Fechtor
641.013 F291
After an aneurysm burst in her brain, nearly killing her and taking away her sense of smell and the sight in her left eye, Jessica Fechtor, a popular food blogger shares her journey of recovery, which began in the kitchen as she drew strength from the restorative power of cooking and baking.
12-21 White Road The White Road: Journey into An Obsession
by Edmund de Waal
738.2 D5152
Part memoir, part history, part detective story, The White Road chronicles a global obsession with alchemy, art, wealth, craft, and purity. In a sweeping yet intimate de Waal gives us a singular understanding of “the spectrum of porcelain” and the mapping of desire.
12-21 Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl
by Carrie Brownstein
781.66 B885
Accessibly raw, honest and heartfelt, this book captures the experience of being a young woman, a born performer and an outsider, and ultimately finding one’s true calling through hard work, courage and the intoxicating power of rock and roll.
12-21 Find a Way Find a Way
by Diana Nyad
797.21 N993
Diana Nyad’s amazing, inspiring firsthand account of her record-breaking swim, after four failed attempts, from Cuba to Florida, at the age of sixty-four–and of her extraordinary quest to live life at the highest level, in and out of the water.
12-21 Deep South Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads
by Paul Theroux
917.5 T412
Paul Theroux, one of the most acclaimed travel writers of our time, turns his unflinching eye on an American South. Deep South is an ode to a region, vivid and haunting, full of life and loss alike.

Hot New Books

December 14th, 2015

12-14 House of the Rising Sun House of the Rising Sun
by James Lee Burke
F B959h
Escaping with a stolen artifact after a violent encounter with Mexican soldiers, a Texas Ranger is pursued by a bloodthirsty Austrian arms dealer, who, believing the artifact to be the Holy Grail, targets the man’s estranged son.
12-14 So This Is Love So This Is Love
by Barbara Freethy
F F857s
Fire investigator Emma Callaway and homicide detective Max Harrison find love, passion and danger when a series of fires ignite San Francisco.
12-14 You Don't Have to Live Like This You Don’t Have To Live Like This
by Benjamin Markovits
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After walking out on his job and moving to Detroit to take part in a friend’s real estate development plan, Greg Marnier becomes involved a series of racially charged incidents between new and old residents in the gentrifying neighborhood.
12-14 Precious Gifts Precious Gifts
by Danielle Steel
F S8132pre
An unfaithful husband with three daughters rendered suspicious of men leaves at his death bequests that enable them to realize their dreams, freeing his former wife to embrace an unexpected future.
12-14 Gold, Fame, Citrus Gold Fame Citrus
by Claire Vaye Watkins
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In the wake of a devastating Southern California drought, two idealistic holdouts fall in love and scavenge for their needs before taking charge of a mysterious child and embarking on a perilous journey in search of water.
12-14 Sorcerer to the Crown Sorcerer to the Crown
by Zen Cho
FAN C545s
While trying to discover why England’s magical stocks are drying up, Zacharias Wythe, freed slave and Sorcerer Royal of the Unnatural Philosophers, meets an unusual woman whose power could alter the nature of sorcery in all of Britain.
12-14 Promise The Promise
by Robert Crais
M C887p
Investigating the disappearance of an explosives expert who was hired by the Defense Department, Elvis Cole teams up with LAPD K9 Officer Scott James to track a fugitive only to be confronted by shadowy arms dealers and corrupt officials.
12-14 Dance of the Bones Dance of the Bones
by J. A. Jance
M J33dan
Retired sheriff Brandon Walker calls on J.P. Beaumont for help when he discovers that there are links between a years-old murder case he has been called on to investigate and another unsolved case in Seattle.
12-14 Granite Moth The Granite Moth
by Erica Wright
M W9481g
It begins with a bang: Kathleen Stone is watching her friend Dolly and his fellow drag queens from The Pink Parrot perform at the Halloween Parade when their float explodes. Suspecting foul play, The Pink Parrot’s owner, Big Mamma, hires Kat to find the culprit.
12-14 Witches Salem, 1692 The Witches: Salem, 1692
by Stacy Schiff
133.4 S333
As psychologically thrilling as it is historically seminal, The Witches is Stacy Schiff’s account of this fantastical story, the first great American mystery unveiled fully for the first time by one of our most acclaimed historians.
12-14 Sixty Sixty: A Diary of My Sixty-First Year: The Beginning of the End, or the End of the Beginning?
by Ian Brown
155.67 B878
From the author of the award-winning The Boy in the Moon comes a wickedly honest and brutally funny account of the year in which Ian Brown truly realized that the man in the mirror was actually sixty.
12-14 Brave Enough Brave Enough
by Cheryl Strayed
158.1 S913b
Brave Enough gathers more than 100 of these “mini-instruction manuals for the soul,” urging us toward the incredible capacity for love, compassion, forgiveness, and endurance that is within us all.
12-14 Super Genes Super Genes: Unlock the Astonishing Power of Your DNA for Optimum Health and Well-Being
by Deepak Chopra, M.D. & Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D.
613 C549sg
The New York Times best-selling authors of Super Brain blend cutting-edge science and spiritual advice to outline new understandings about human genes and how lifestyle changes may enable better health and happiness.
12-14 Had I Known Had I Known: A Memoir of Survival
by Joan Lunden
616.9944 L962
In this brave and deeply personal memoir, Joan Lunden speaks candidly about her battle against breast cancer, her quest to learn about it and teach others, and the transformative effect it’s had on her life.
12-14 Seasnol Jewish Kitchen The Seasonal Jewish Kitchen: A Fresh Take On Tradition
by Amelia Saltsman
641.5676 S179
Organized by the Jewish calendar, The Seasonal Jewish Kitchen combines the modern focus on fresh foods with ancient roots and recipes. Amelia Saltsman’s melting-pot approach to flavours and ingredients will win over a new generation of Jewish cooks.
12-14 Road Trip to Rwanda Road Trip Rwanda: A Journey into the New Heart of Africa
by Will Ferguson
916.7571 F353
Funny, engaging, poignant, and at times heartbreaking, Road Trip Rwanda is the lively tale of two friends, the open road, and the hidden heart of a continent.
12-14 Yes, My Accent Is Real Yes, My Accent Is Real: And Some Other Things I Haven’t Told You
by Kunal Nayyar
92 N333
An anthology of humorous, autobiographical essays by the actor best known as Raj from The Big Bang Theory traces his journey from a child in New Delhi to celebrity, describing his relationships with family and friends who inspired his achievements.
12-14 Sinatra Sinatra: The Chairman
by James Kaplan
92 S615kap
Just in time for the Chairman’s centennial, an endlessly absorbing definitive biography that Frank Sinatra, justly named “The Entertainer of the Century,” deserves and requires.