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
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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
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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
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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.
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Hot New Books

December 14th, 2015

12-14 House of the Rising Sun House of the Rising Sun
by James Lee Burke
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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.

Hot New Books

November 30th, 2015
11-30 Tears of Dark WaterThe Tears of Dark Water
by Corban Addison
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Somali pirates highjack a sailboat and take Americans Daniel Parker and his son Quenin hostage. A standoff ends in tragedy and the pirates are extradited to stand trial in the U.S.
11-30 Sidney Sheldon's RecklessSidney Sheldon’s Reckless
by Tilly Bagshawe
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Forced to confront her greatest nightmare in the face of a tragedy, Tracy Whitney returns to the world of her past to confront a terror threat from a group of global hackers intent on the collapse of capitalism.
11-30 GuiltyThe Guilty
by David Baldacci
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When his father is charged with murder and refuses to do anything to prove his innocence, Will Robie returns as an outsider to his hometown of Cantrell, Mississippi–where is he is met with distrust–to conduct his own investigation.
11-30 Game of QueensGame of Queens
by India Edghill
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A lavish reimagining of the stories of two biblical queens recounts how beautiful “Queen of Queens” Vashti lost her crown by defying the king before the virtuous Esther risked her life to advocate for her people.
11-30 MareThe Mare
by Mary Gaitskill
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Taken in by a near-alcoholic artist and a jaded academic, a young Dominican girl in Brooklyn’s Fresh Air Fund program explores the contrasts between her inner-city life and her hosts’ privileged world and finds her realities powerfully shaped by her relationship with a horse.
11-30 Liberty StreetLiberty Street
by Dianne Warren
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When Frances Moon blurts out a long-kept secret to her partner, the admission sends her on a trip down memory lane where she is forced to confront the ghosts of her past and learns how unreliable memory can be.
11-30 GatefatherGatefather
by Orson Scott Card
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Claiming his power as the first surviving Gate Mage in nearly two thousand years, Danny North survives a murderous attack by the mysterious Gate Thief before falling into the power of a formidable enemy to both the Earth and Westil worlds.
11-30 Banquet of ConsequencesA Banquet of Consequences
by Elizabeth George
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Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his partner Barbara Havers are drawn from Cambridge to London as they investigate any possible connections between the suicide of a young man who leaped to his death from a Dorset cliff and a murder by poisoning in Cambridge.
11-30 Fear the DarkFear the Dark
by Kay Hooper
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Investigating a baffling series of disappearances in a small mountain community, paranormal Special Crimes Unit agents Lucas and Samantha Jordan team up with two new partners in a case that takes a sinister personal turn.
11-30 Here and ThereHere and There: Leaving Hasidism, Keeping My Family
by Chaya Deitsch
296.833 D325
A heartfelt and inspiring personal account of a woman raised as a Lubavitcher Hasid who leaves that world without leaving the family that remains within it.
11-30 Courage to ActThe Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath
by Ben S. Bernanke
332.0423 B517
The former chairman of the Federal Reserve documents his rise from a Southern youth to Ivy League professorships prior to the 2007 housing bubble burst, detailing the dramatic efforts to salvage the U.S. economy that made him Time magazine’s 2009 Person of the Year.
11-30 Soda PoliticsSoda Politics: Taking On Big Soda (And Winning)
by Marion Nestle
338.4766362 N468
Sodas are astonishing products. Little more than flavoured sugar-water, these drinks cost practically nothing to produce or buy, yet have turned their makers — principally Coca-Cola and PepsiCo — into multibillion dollar industries with global recognition, distribution, and political power.
11-30 AbrahamAbraham: The World’s First (But Certainly Not Last) Jewish Lawyer
by Alan M. Dershowitz
340.092 D438a
One of the world’s best-known attorneys presents a no-holds-barred history of Jewish lawyers profiling influential figures from the biblical Abraham and Louis Brandeis through Max Hirschberg and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
11-30 George Washington CarverGeorge Washington Carver: A Life
by Christina Vella
580.92 C331v
A thorough biography of George Washington Carver, a key figure in the history of southern agriculture, botanical advancement, and the struggle for civil rights, including in-depth details of his relationships with his friends, colleagues, supporters, and those he loved.
11-30 Fast GirlFast Girl: A Life Spent Running From Madness
by Suzy Favor Hamilton
796.42 F275
A poignant account by the Olympic athlete and high-end escort reveals her struggles with manic depression and bipolar disorder, exploring how mental illness both drove her competitively and painfully challenged her personal life.
11-30 Reason You WalkThe Reason You Walk
by Wab Kinew
970.1 K51
Invoking hope, healing and forgiveness, The Reason You Walk is a poignant story of a towering but damaged father and his son as they embark on a journey to repair their family bond. Kinew gives us an inspiring vision for family and cross-cultural reconciliation, and a wider conversation about the future of aboriginal peoples.
11-30 WildflowerWildflower
by Drew Barrymore
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The award-winning actress shares funny and heartfelt memories from her life and career, from her emancipation in her mid-teens, to the unique farewell she shared with her father, to her experiences as a mother.
11-30 RFK JrRFK Jr.: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and the Dark Side of the Dream
by Jerry Oppenheimer
92 K364o
Presents a portrait of Robert Kennedy Jr. that discusses his reputation as a crusading environmental activist and lawyer, his drug and sex addictions, and the tragic suicide of his second wife.

Hot New Books

November 23rd, 2015
11-23 Magic Strings of Frankie PrestoThe Magic Strings of Frankie Presto
by Mitch Albom
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Mitch Albom creates his most unforgettable fictional character — Frankie Presto, the greatest guitarist to ever walk the earth — in this magical novel about the bands we join in life and the power of talent to change our lives.
11-23 Early One MorningEarly One Morning
by Virginia Baily
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On the verge of fleeing Rome during World War II, Chiara Ravello rescues Daniele, a child who is about to be herded onto a truck with his family, a split-second decision that has repercussions decades later when Daniele’s daughter contacts her.
11-23 Christmas BellsChristmas Bells
by Jennifer Chiaverini
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A holiday tale inspired by Longfellow’s classic poem follows the experiences of a dedicated Boston teacher who, in the face of a somber season, finds inspiration and renewal at the church where she volunteers.
11-23 Fall of PrincesThe Fall of Princes
by Robert Goolrick
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Robert Goolrick explores the hedonistic highs and devastating lows of the 1980s in Manhattan, weaving a visceral tale about the lives of rich young men, winners all—until someone changes the rules of the game.
11-23 ScribeThe Scribe
by Matthew Guinn
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Investigating a series of murders targeting post-Civil War Atlanta’s wealthiest black entrepreneurs, a disgraced former detective partners with the city’s first African-American officer in a case marked by fierce racial, political and personal tensions.
11-23 Crimson ShoreCrimson Shore
by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
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While searching for the stolen wine collection of a renowned sculptor, Aloysius Pendergast finds that the looted cellar contains human remains, which may have ties to local legends and a historic shipwreck.
11-23 Improbability of LoveThe Improbability of Love
by Hannah Rothschild
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When she comes into possession of a lost masterpiece by an eighteenth-century French painter, Chef Annie McDee, who works for two sinister art dealers, finds herself pursued by interested parties intent on possessing her picture.
11-23 CrossingThe Crossing
by Michael Connelly
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Coming out of retirement to help his defense attorney half-brother prove that a client has been framed for murder, Detective Harry Bosch secretly teams up with former partner Lucia Soto to investigate possible corruption inside the LAPD.
11-23 Golem of ParisThe Golem of Paris
by Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman
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Haunted by family revelations and the memory of a woman named Mai, LAPD detective Jacob Lev stumbles across an unsolved murder case that takes him to Paris and brings the disparate halves of his life into startling collision.
11-23 Not in God's NameNot In God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence
by Jonathan Sacks
201.7 S121
In this ground-breaking work of biblical analysis and interpretation Rabbi Sacks shows that religiously inspired violence has as its source misreadings of the texts of the Bible that have influenced all three of the Abrahamic faiths.
11-23 We're Still Here Ya BastardsWe’re Still Here Ya Bastards: How the People of New Orleans Rebuilt Their City
by Roberta Brandes Gratz
307.76 G773w
We’re Still Here Ya Bastards presents an extraordinary panoramic look at New Orleans’s revival in the years following Hurricane Katrina.
11-23 Invention of NatureThe Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt’s New World
by Andrea Wulf
570.92 H919w
With this brilliantly researched and compellingly written book, Andrea Wulf shows the ways in which Humboldt created our understanding of the natural world, and she champions a renewed interest in this vital and lost player in environmental history and science.
11-23 CrossroadsCrossroads
by Tal Ronnen, Scott Jones and Serafina Magnussen
641.56361 R773
A collection of vegan recipes by the influential chef of Los Angeles’ Crossroads Restaurant turns seasonal vegetables, legumes and grains into sophisticated Mediterranean fare that readily offer favourite flavours without animal products.
11-23 Primed to PerformPrimed To Perform: How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures through the Science of Total Motivation
by Neel Doshi and Lindsay McGregor
658.314 D722
The revolutionary book that teaches you how to use the cutting edge of human psychology to build high performing workplace cultures.
11-23 Hockey TownsHockey Towns: Untold Stories from the Heart of Canada
by Ron MacLean with Kirstie McLellan Day
796.962 M163h
Every Canadian town has a hockey story, and Ron MacLean has a hockey story for every town. Once again working with Kirstie McLellan Day this is MacLean at his finest.
11-23 Empire of SelfEmpire of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal
by Jay Parini
810.92 V648p
An intimate, authorized yet frank biography of Gore Vidal, one of the most accomplished, visible and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the past century.
11-23 BingeBinge
by Tyler Oakley
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The prominent YouTube social rights advocate presents a collection of essays that reveal such mishaps as a Cheesecake Factory meltdown, a fashion stand-off with the White House Secret Service, and an embarrassing car crash.
11-23 Road to Little DribblingThe Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes From a Small Island
by Bill Bryson
914.2 B916m
Over 20 years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the green and kindly island that had become his home. Now, in his first travel book in 15 years, Bryson makes a brand-new journey round Britain to see what has changed.