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  • Cold Wrath (A Hennessey & Yellich Mystery)
    By Peter Turnbull. Who was Anthony Garrett? The murder of a reclusive local man draws DCI Hennessey and DS Yellich into a baffling new case. On a hot summer morning, Miles Law cycles into the village of Millington in the Vale of York, on his way to a few hours’ work as an under gardener […]
  • This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
    By Adam Kay. Welcome to 97-hour weeks. Welcome to life and death decisions. Welcome to a constant tsunami of bodily fluids. Welcome to earning less than the hospital parking meter. Wave goodbye to your friends and relationships. Welcome to the life of a junior doctor. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed […]
  • Arturo's Island: A Novel
    By Elsa Morante. Elsa Morante’s novels are “astonishing for the quality of the writing, . . . the complexity of the invented world, the wide-ranging view of the human condition” (Elena Ferrante).Once considered the greatest writer of Italy’s postwar generation―and admired by authors as varied as John Banville and Rivka Galchen―Elsa Morante is experiencing a […]
  • The Good Egg
    By Jory John. From the bestselling creators of The Bad Seed, a timely story about not having to be Grade A perfect!Meet the good egg. He’s a verrrrrry good egg indeed.But trying to be so good is hard when everyone else is plain ol’ rotten.As the other eggs in the dozen behave badly, the good […]
  • Watch Hollow
    By Gregory Funaro. New York Times bestselling author Gregory Funaro brings us into a world where magic exists, monsters roam in the shadows, and wooden animals come to life.Deep within the enchanted woods in the town of Watch Hollow stands the once-grand Blackford House, whose halls hold a magical secret: a giant cuckoo clock that […]
  • The Chef
    By James Patterson. In the Carnival days leading up Mardi Gras, Detective Caleb Rooney comes under investigation for a murder he is accused of committing in the line of duty--as a Major Crimes detective for the New Orleans Police Department. Has his sideline at the Killer Chef food truck given him a taste for murder? […]
  • My Favorite Half-Night Stand
    By Christina Lauren. From the New York Times bestselling author that “hilariously depicts modern dating” (Us Weekly) comes a sexy romantic comedy about online dating, and its many, many fails.With a world-famous speaker at their university, Mille Morris and her four woefully single male colleagues make a pact that they’ll all find dates. Unfortunately, Millie […]
  • Prince of the Press: How One Collector Built History’s Most Enduring and Remarkable Jewish Library
    By Joshua Teplitsky. The story of one of the largest collections of Jewish books, and the man who used his collection to cultivate power, prestige, and political influenceDavid Oppenheim (1664–1736), chief rabbi of Prague in the early eighteenth century, built an unparalleled collection of Jewish books and manuscripts, all of which have survived and are […]
  • American Cosmic: UFOs, Religion, Technology
    By D.W. Pasulka. More than half of American adults and more than seventy-five percent of young Americans believe in intelligent extraterrestrial life. This level of belief rivals that of belief in God. American Cosmic examines the mechanisms at work behind the thriving belief system in extraterrestrial life, a system that is changing and even supplanting […]
  • Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster
    By Adam Higginbotham. Journalist Adam Higginbotham’s definitive, years-in-the-making account of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster—and a powerful investigation into how propaganda, secrecy, and myth have obscured the true story of one of the twentieth century’s greatest disasters.Early in the morning of April 26, 1986, Reactor Number Four of the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station exploded, […]
  • The Mastermind: Drugs. Empire. Murder. Betrayal.
    By Evan Ratliff. The incredible true story of the decade-long quest to bring down Paul Le Roux—the creator of a frighteningly powerful Internet-enabled cartel who merged the ruthlessness of a drug lord with the technological savvy of a Silicon Valley entrepreneurIt all started as an online prescription drug network, supplying hundreds of millions of dollars’ […]
  • Milk of Paradise: A History of Opium
    By Lucy Inglis. An intelligent and authoritative history of opium―a drug that has both healed and harmed since the beginning of civilization.Poppy tears, opium, heroin, fentanyl: humankind has been in thrall to the “Milk of Paradise” for millennia. The latex of papaver somniferum is a bringer of sleep, of pleasurable lethargy, of relief from pain―and […]
  • All the Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf
    By Katharine Smyth. A wise, lyrical memoir about the power of literature to help us read our own lives—and see clearly the people we love most.Katharine Smyth was a student at Oxford when she first read Virginia Woolf’s modernist masterpiece To the Lighthouse in the comfort of an English sitting room, and in the companionable […]
  • Notes on a Shipwreck: A Story of Refugees, Borders, and Hope
    By Davide Enia. A moving firsthand account of migrant landings on the island of Lampedusa that gives voice to refugees, locals, and volunteers while also exploring a deeply personal father-son relationship.On the island of Lampedusa, the southernmost part of Italy, between Africa and Europe, Davide Enia looks in the faces of those who arrive and […]
  • Mission Critical (Gray Man)
    By Mark Greaney. From Mark Greaney, the New York Times bestselling author of Gunmetal Gray and a coauthor of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan novels, comes a high-stakes thriller featuring the world's most dangerous assassin: the Gray Man.Court Gentry's flight on a CIA transport plane is interrupted when a security team brings a hooded man aboard. […]
  • Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets
    By Feminista Jones. A treatise of Black women's transformative influence in media and society, placing them front and center in a new chapter of mainstream resistance and political engagementIn Reclaiming Our Space, social worker, activist, and cultural commentator Feminista Jones explores how Black women are changing culture, society, and the landscape of feminism by building […]
  • American Spy: A Novel
    By Lauren Wilkinson. What if your sense of duty required you to betray the man you love? One woman struggles to choose between her honor and her heart in this enthralling espionage drama that deftly hops between New York and West Africa.It’s 1986, the heart of the Cold War, and Marie Mitchell is an intelligence […]
  • The Reckoning: A Novel (Downloadable Audio)
    By John Grisham. Downloadable Audio John Grisham returns to Clanton, Mississippi, to tell the story of an unthinkable murder, the bizarre trial that follows it, and its profound and lasting effect on the people of Ford County.Pete Banning was Clanton's favorite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, […]
  • The Moroccan Girl: A Novel
    By Charles Cumming. "Another Cumming triumph.”―Jason Matthews, bestselling author of The Kremlin's CandidateTHE MOROCCAN GIRL is a standalone thriller from Charles Cumming, "the heir to John le Carré" (NPR).Kit Carradine is the successful author of several best-selling novels. When he is approached by MI6 and asked to carry out a simple task on behalf of […]
  • Dinner for Everyone: 100 Iconic Dishes Made 3 Ways--Easy, Vegan, or Perfect for Company
    By Mark Bittman. The first major new work from the man who taught America How to Cook Everything is truly the one book a cook needs for a perfect dinner--easy, fancy, or meatless, as the occasion requires.Mark Bittman is revered for his simple, straightforward, and flexible approach to everyday cooking. In Dinner for Everyone, he […]