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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
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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
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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
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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.

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
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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
M E61d
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

December 21st, 2015

12-21 Pharaoh's Secret The Pharaoh’s Secret
by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.