December 21st, 2015
|The Pharaoh’s Secret
by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
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.
|The Debt of Tamar
by Nicole Dweck
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.
|The Mistletoe Inn
by Richard Paul Evans
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.
|The Painter’s Daughter
by Julie Klassen
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.
by Dean Koontz
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.
by Jayne Ann Krentz
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.
|The Devil in Jerusalem
by Naomi Ragen
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.
|The Year of the Runaways
by Sunjeev Sahota
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.
by Felix Francis
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.
|The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking On the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life
by Janice Kaplan
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.
|Humankind: How Biology and Geography Shape Human Diversity
by Alexander H. Harcourt
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.
|A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction
by Patrick J. Kennedy & Stephen Fried
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.
|Chilled: How Refrigeration Changed the World, and Might Do So Again
by Tom Jackson
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.
|Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home
by Jessica Fechtor
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.
|The White Road: Journey into An Obsession
by Edmund de Waal
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.
|Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl
by Carrie Brownstein
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.
|Find a Way
by Diana Nyad
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.
|Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads
by Paul Theroux
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.