This Month’s New Releases

New Releases

FICTION

  • TODAY WILL BE DIFFERENT, from the author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette, is about a day in the life of Eleanor Flood, forced to abandon her small ambitions when she awakes to a strange, new future unfolding…
  • HAG-SEED is a re-visiting of Shakespeare’s play of magic and illusion, The Tempest,  set on a remote island full of strange noises and creatures…
  • In SMALL GREAT THINGS, Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child.
  • Debut novel THE MOTHERS is a surprising story about young love, a big secret in a small community—and the things that ultimately haunt us most. Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett’s mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition…
  • MISTER MONKEY is an ingenious, darkly humorous, and brilliantly observant story that follows the exploits and intrigue of a constellation of characters affiliated with an off-off-off-off Broadway children’s musical…

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NONFICTION

  • Insomnia is all too common in our modern culture, and can be devastating to your mental and physical health. Packed with research-based strategies and practical tools, END THE INSOMNIA STRUGGLE is a fully customizable book will show anyone who suffers with insomnia how to get a good night’s sleep—night after night—for a better life.
  • A lot of books these days are trying to diagnose our discontentment—too busy, too distracted, too hard on ourselves, too (fill-in-the-blank). While many of us could do to simplify, peace is not about productivity, saying no, or any other external. It’s about saying yes to our dependence on God. This is what HUMBLE ROOTS is all about…
  • The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993, MY OWN WORDS is a witty, engaging, serious, and playful collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had a powerful and enduring influence on law, women’s rights, and popular culture…
  • Ever since the introduction of DNA testing, forensic science has been in the forefront of the public’s imagination; but, forensic analysis has been practiced for thousands of years. BLOOD, BULLETS AND BONES uses real-life cases to tell the fascinating history of modern forensic science, from the first test for arsenic poisoning to fingerprinting, firearm and blood spatter analysis, DNA evidence, and all the important milestones in between…
  • In WHO KILLED THESE GIRLS?, the facts are brutally straightforward. On December 6, 1991, the naked, bound-and-gagged bodies of four girls–each one shot in the head–were found in an “I Can’t Believe It’s Yogurt!” shop in Austin, Texas. Grief, shock, and horror spread out from their families and friends to overtake the city itself…

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MYSTERY & THRILLER

  • In EXHUME, Dr. Annabelle Schwartzman has finally found a place to belong as the medical examiner for the San Francisco Police Department. It is a job that gives her purpose—and a safe haven from her former life at the hands of an abusive husband. Schwartzman’s latest case is deeply troubling: the victim bears an eerie resemblance to past and a shocking piece of evidence suggests that the killer’s business is far from over…
  • Charlaine Harris returns to her Aurora Teagarden mystery series with a fabulous new book featuring the small-town Southern librarian. In ALL THE LITTLE LIARS, Aurora Teagarden is basking in the news of her pregnancy when disaster strikes her small Georgia town: four kids vanish from the school soccer field in an afternoon.
  • In THE TRESPASSER, Detective Antoinette Conway struggles to be taken seriously while investigating a murder of a wealthy, beautiful girl that doesn’t quite add up because she might not be who she seems…
  • With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper class society. When the city is struck by a trio of unexpected deaths and suspicion falls on her sister and her father, Charlotte is desperate to find the true culprits and clear the family name. She’ll have help from friends new and old—a kind-hearted widow, a police inspector, and a man who has long loved her. Under the assumed name Sherlock Holmes, it will be up to Charlotte to challenge society’s expectations and match wits against an unseen mastermind in A STUDY IN SCARLET WOMEN
  • We expect our judges to be honest and wise. Their integrity and impartiality are the bedrock of the entire judicial system. Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct in THE WHISTLER

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ROMANCE

  • Freedom. When Carleigh Stanger thought of college, that was the word that came to mind. Freedom from her unhappy home life, high school mistakes and from the memory of that terrible morning. Only instead of bringing a sweet escape, Carleigh’s first campus party traps her in the scornful gaze of the last person she wants to see, Tucker Green in IN RUINS
  • At 32, Russell Green has it all: a stunning wife, a lovable six year-old daughter, a successful career as an advertising executive and an expansive home in Raleigh. But underneath the shiny surface of this perfect existence, fault lines are beginning to appear…and In a matter of months, Russ finds himself without a job or wife, caring for his young daughter while struggling to adapt to a new and baffling reality in TWO BY TWO
  • MEN follows Solange, a thirty-something, mediocre actress who’s also not a great mother. In Hollywood she falls for a charismatic actor, Kouhouesso, who wants to direct a movie of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness—in Africa…
  • In fifth grade, my teacher set us up with pen pals from a different school. Thinking I was a girl, with a name like Misha, the other teacher paired me up with her student, Ryen. My teacher, believing Ryen was a boy like me, agreed. It didn’t take long for us to figure out the mistake. And in no time at all, we were arguing about everything. The best take-out pizza. Android vs. iPhone. Whether or not Eminem is the greatest rapper ever… and for the next seven years, it was us in PUNK 57.
  • A horrific childhood has made Silas the man he is today: dangerous, distrustful, and demanding. He’s lived in self-imposed solitude, convinced that no woman could ever accept his need for absolute control—in business and pleasure. That is, until a young violinist walks into one of his buildings and into his life in KEPT

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SCIENCE FICTION

  • Briddey, a high-powered exec in the mobile phone industry, and wonderful partner, Trent have been together for six magical weeks, in a whirlwind of flowers, dinners, laughter and now comes the icing on the cake: not a weekend away or a proposal but something even better. An EDD. A procedure which will let them sense each other’s feelings. Trent doesn’t just want to tell her how much he loves her – he wants her to feel it in CROSSTALK
  • REPLICA, a tale about artificial humans, follows a pair of young women whose stories eventually become intertwined. The design of the book matches the concept; once readers finish one tale, they can flip the book over and begin the new tale starting from the other cover.
  • Lovelace was once merely a ship’s artificial intelligence. When she wakes up in an new body, following a total system shut-down and reboot, she has no memory of what came before. As Lovelace learns to negotiate the universe and discover who she is, she makes friends with Pepper, an excitable engineer, who’s determined to help her learn and grow in A CLOSED AND COMMON ORBIT
  • As climate change threatens the earth, eight scientists, four men and four women dubbed the “Terranauts,” have been selected to live under glass in E2, a prototype of a possible off-earth colony. Told through three distinct narrators—Dawn Chapman, the mission’s pretty young ecologist; Linda Ryu, her bitter, scheming best friend passed over for E2; and Ramsay Roothorp, E2’s sexually irrepressible Wildman—THE TERRANAUTS brings to life an electrifying, pressured world in which connected lives are uncontrollably pushed to the breaking point.
  • FALLER awakens on an Earth that’s been drastically, terribly altered—and must figure out who he is and how to survive. He encounters other floating islands, impossible replicas of himself and others, and learns that one man hates him enough to take revenge for actions Faller can’t even remember…

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FANTASY

  • In the long-awaited finale of her riveting Brimstone Angels series, THE DEVIL YOU KNOW thrusts her signature character Farideh into an epic battle of good versus evil, rife with deception and intrigue, where the question is as much who is evil, as how they can be defeated. The stakes have never been higher, and the fallout will shake the Hells, and through them, the Forgotten Realms.
  • It’s never wise to talk to strangers…and that goes double when they’re dead. Unfortunately, seventeen-year-old Anna Morgan has no choice—she never knows where she’ll encounter a ghost. These mental hitchhikers are the reason Anna has been tossed from one foster home and psychiatric institution to the next for most of her life in THE DELPHI EFFECT
  • In MOON CHOSEN, Mari is an Earth Walker, heir to the unique healing powers of her Clan; but she has cast her duties aside, until she is chosen by a special animal ally, altering her destiny forever. When a deadly attack tears her world apart, Mari reveals the strength of her powers and the forbidden secret of her dual nature as she embarks on a mission to save her people…
  • Packed with award-winning authors, THE STARLIT WOOD is an anthology that explores an array of fairy tales in startling and innovative ways, in genres and settings both traditional and unusual, including science fiction, western, and post-apocalyptic as well as traditional fantasy and contemporary horror…
  • Welcome to Mexico City… An Oasis In A Sea Of Vampires… Domingo, a lonely garbage-collecting street kid, is busy eking out a living when a jaded vampire on the run swoops into his life. Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood drinkers, must feast on the young to survive and Domingo looks especially tasty in CERTAIN DARK THINGS

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YA

  • Thor’s hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon–the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn’t just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands  in THE HAMMER OF THOR
  • The thrilling finale to the New York Times bestselling Young Elites series from “hit factory” Marie Lu, in THE MIDNIGHT STAR Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She’s turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all that she’s achieved…
  • Sarah can’t draw. This is a problem, because as long as she can remember, she has “done the art.” She thinks she’s having an existential crisis. And she might be right; she does keep running into past and future versions of herself as she explores the urban ruins of Philadelphia in STILL LIFE WITH TORNADO
  • Sixteen-year-old Marigold “Goldie” Vance lives at a Florida resort with her dad, who manages the place. Goldie has an insatiable curiosity, which explains her dream to one day become the hotel’s in-house detective. When Charles, the current detective, encounters a case he can’t crack, he agrees to mentor Goldie in exchange for her help solving the mystery in GOLDIE VANCE, VOL. 1
  • The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues with GEMINA, on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault…

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  • Bernie

    For the Nov 2016 read I nominate Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

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