The first full-length biography of Fred Rogers, tells the story of this utterly unique and enduring American icon. King draws on original interviews, oral histories, and archival documents to trace Roger’s personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work. An engaging story, rich in detail and a definitive portrait of a beloved figure.
When a troubled young man asks him to investigate a crime he thinks he saw as a child, Cormoran Strike sets off on a twisting trail that leads from London's backstreets, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a country manor house. This is both a gripping mystery and a page-turning next instalment in J.K. Rowling’s pseudonymous series which began with The Cuckoo’s Calling.
In this tense, twisty modern gothic set in England, a young woman receives notice of a mysterious bequest. Is it a case of mistaken identity, or will it reveal some truth about her family? Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ware's signature suspenseful style, this is an unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.
A psychological thriller that starts out like Rear Window and then veers off into unexpected places. An agoraphobic recluse languishes in her New York City home, drinking wine and spying on her neighbors. She believes she witnessed a crime that threatens to expose her secrets. In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one--and nothing--is what it seems.
A retelling of Greek mythology that follows the banished witch daughter of the Titans. With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, this is a triumph of storytelling, an epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.
A never-before-published work from the author of the American classic Their Eyes Were Watching God that illuminates the horror and injustices of slavery. It tells the true story of one of the last known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade—abducted from Africa on the last “Black Cargo” ship to arrive in the United States.
Smart, darkly funny, and life-affirming, this is a bighearted debut novel for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. For twenty years, Andrew has worked to keep his heart safe, forgetting one important thing: how to live. Maybe it's time for him to start. A story about love, loneliness, and the importance of taking a chance when we feel we have the most to lose.
A woman's obsessive fears about how much she disappoints her successful, pillar-of-the-community mother-in-law lead to a controversial disinheritance and a suspicious suicide. Fractured relationships and deep family secrets grow more compelling with every chapter in Hepworth’s twisty, captivating Australian-set domestic-suspense novel.
The best-selling author of American Housewife presents a riotous collection of essays on the art of living as a "Southern Lady" that explores subjects ranging from marriage and manners to women's health and entertaining, all colored by her off-kilter Alabama upbringing. Ellis is a strong, vivid writer-and this book is gut-busting funny.
Titanic. Lusitania. Wilhelm Gustloff. All major maritime disasters, yet the last is virtually unknown.That changes with this gripping historical novel. Told through alternating narrators, this novel tells the story of four refugees attempting to escape various tragedies in 1945 Europe.
What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.
Reid's groovy fictional documentary charts the ascent and flameout of a star-crossed 1970s rock band, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup. Written as an oral history it brilliantly captures a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice. Note: you’ll likely recognize some of readers in this multi-voice audio production and Reese Witherspoon is producing a 13-episode series of it for Amazon.
Li-Yan and her family, devote their lives to farming tea. The arrival of outsiders seeking the Pu’er tea brings the modern world into the isolated village. When Li-Yan finds herself pregnant, she leaves her child at an orphanage. Her daughter is adopted by a couple from California, but she is drawn to the study of tea. A sweeping historical novel that juxtaposes ancient China with its modern incarnation.
After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.
Through deft and witty prose emerge these Norse gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to tricking others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe life anew.
Levin shows how those entrusted with news reporting today are destroying freedom of the press from within: "not government oppression or suppression," he writes, but self-censorship, group-think, bias by omission, and passing off opinion, propaganda, pseudo-events, and outright lies as news.
When a high-paying nanny job at a luxurious Scottish Highlands home ends with her imprisonment for a child's murder, a young woman struggles to explain to her lawyer the unravelling events that led to her incarceration.
Presents nine original essays examining the fractures at the center of culture today, offering insights into the conflicts, contradictions, incentives, and changes related to the rise of toxic social networking.
The Inn stands alone on a rocky shoreline. Its seclusion suits former police detective Bill Robinson, novice innkeeper. As long as the residents pay their rent, Robinson doesn't ask any questions.Then Mitchell Cline arrives, with a new way of doing business that brings violence to the Inn. The inhabitants of the Inn will have to learn that their only choice is between standing together or dying alone.
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story--the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country.
In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.
In this definitive dive into the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, two women,The Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway and Judicial Crisis Network senior counsel Carrie Severino, reveal what really happened and explore what the bitterly divisive hearings mean for the future of the Court and the battle for the soul of America.
An intimate memoir by the former First Lady chronicles the experiences that have shaped her remarkable life, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago through her setbacks and achievements in the White House.
A 28-year-old recluse with a unique allergy to physical contact with other people is forced to reenter the world after her mother's death, finding friendship with a 10-year-old troubled boy and love with his adoptive father.
A retelling of the Greek tale of the banished witch daughter of the Titans. With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense,Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.
It's 1948, and the Atlanta Police Department has been forced to hire its first black officers, including war veterans Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith. When a black woman who was last seen in a car driven by a white man turns up dead, Boggs and Smith suspect white cops are behind it. Among shady moonshiners, duplicitous madams, crooked lawmen, and the constant restrictions of Jim Crow, Boggs and Smith will risk their new jobs, and their lives, while navigating a dangerous world.
An international best-seller based on the true story of an Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor traces the experiences of a Jewish Slovakian who uses his position as a concentration-camp tattooist to secure food for his fellow prisoners.
White supremacist parents deny Ruth, an African American delivery nurse, access to their newborn child. But when the child goes into cardiac arrest, Ruth must make a choice. Does she obey orders or does she intervene? A gripping moral dilemma that will lead you to question privilege, power, and race.
In early 1900s Korea, prized daughter Sunja finds herself pregnant and alone, bringing shame on her family until a young tubercular minister offers to marry her and move with her to Japan, in the saga of one family bound together as their faith and identity are called into question.
A powerful, emotionally resonant novel of the South that confronts the truth about privilege, family, and the distinctions between perception and reality---the stories we tell ourselves about our origins and who we really are.
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. It begins with a secret.
Surviving a horrific school shooting, a 6-year-old boy retreats into the world of books and art while making sobering observations about his mother's determination to prosecute the shooter's parents and the wider community's efforts to make sense of the tragedy.
A searingly frank memoir of food, self-image, and learning how to feed one's hunger in healthy ways, drawing on the popular essays of her blog to illuminate the challenges of navigating the boundaries between self-comfort and self-care.
Presents the story of two young lovers whose furtive affair is shaped by local unrest on the eve of a civil war that erupts in a cataclysmic bombing attack, forcing them to abandon their previous home and lives.
Two women--a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947--are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.
When her new husband is arrested and imprisoned for a crime she knows he did not commit, Celestial takes comfort in a longtime friendship, only to encounter unexpected challenges when her husband's sentence is suddenly overturned.
Humorous and poignant stories from the Inside Amy Schumer head writer's awkward youth include entries on her tomboy pursuits of femininity, her emulation of Oprah, and the dangers of wedding websites. Raw, relatable, and consistently hilarious, this is a one-of-a-kind book by a singular and irresistible comic voice.
A wealthy but dysfunctional Chinese immigrant family has it all, only to lose every last cent. Mad at America, Wang, a brash but lovable immigrant businessman takes his family on a cross-country road trip that, despite a few harrowing twists and turns, eventually brings them back together again.
Taisy hasn’t seen her father since he dumped her family to start another one 17 years ago. So why has he invited her to visit now…and help him write his memoir? A captivating novel of friendship, second chances, and the redemptive power of love with smart, funny characters who form an unconventional family.
A darkly comic memoir about her relationship with her unconventional married Catholic priest father, describing emblematic moments from her youth and the crisis that led the author and her non-religious husband to briefly live in her parents' rectory.
What would happen if Holmes, a man of the Victorian age--pompous, smug, and misogynistic--were to come face to face with a twentieth-century female? If she grew to be a partner worthy of his talents? In 1914, a young woman named Mary Russell meets a retired beekeeper on the Sussex Downs. His name is Sherlock Holmes. And although he may have all the Victorian "flaws" listed above, the Great Detective is no fool, and can spot a fellow intellect even in a fifteen-year-old woman.
Reunited as adults in the hipster mecca San Francisco as the planet falls apart around them, childhood friends Patricia Delfine, who is magically gifted, and Laurence Armstead, an engineering genius, discover that something bigger than either of them has brought them together to either save the world, or plunge it into a new dark ages.
Jamie Watson has always been intrigued by Charlotte Holmes; after all, they are descendants of one of the most infamous pairs in history. But the Holmes family has always been odd, and Charlotte has inherited Sherlock's volatility and vices. When Jamie and Charlotte end up at the same boarding school, Charlotte makes it clear she's not looking for friends. But when a student they both have a history with dies, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Danger is mounting and nowhere is safe--and the only people they can trust are each other.
Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free. Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.
After being orphaned, March Middleton moves to Victorian London to live with her guardian, Sidney Grice, a famous private detective, and helps investigate the murder of a young woman whose husband is the only suspect.
A group of new moms who all gave birth in the month of May gather twice weekly at the park to offer support and companionship until one of the babies is abducted from his crib. What follows is a heart-pounding race to find baby Midas, during which secrets are exposed, marriages are tested, and friendships are destroyed.
It is 1890. A year after Holmes's death, Watson--now in a retirement home--narrates a tale of Sherlockian detection that could tear apart the very fabric of society. The story opens with a train robbery in Boston, and moves to the innocuous setting of Wimbledon.
A highly skilled nurse with unique mental talents is recruited into the investigative team of Dr. John Watson before being swept up in a Holmesian mystery with ties to the Second Afghan War, a hidden treasure and a murder at the highest levels of British society.
Alone and penniless, Mary Jekyll hunts for her father’s killer, a former friend named Edward Hyde, along with help from Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson resulting in the discovery of a secret society of immoral and power-crazed scientists.
The contemporary classic depicting the struggles of a U.S. airman attempting to survive the lunacy and depravity of a World War II base. How do you remain sane in an insane world? First published in 1961, it introduced the Catch-22 catchphrase into everyday speech. Coming this spring as a mini-series produced and directed by George Clooney.
A outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season.
When his beloved cat dies, Louis Creed does not bury the cat in the local “pet sematary”, but in another burial ground. A blood-chilling truth is hidden there--one more terrifying than death itself, and hideously more powerful. As Louis is about to discover for himself sometimes , dead is better ...
The remarkable story of one endearing dog's journey home after she is separated from her beloved human and travels through 400 miles of dangerous Colorado wilderness to find him. A beautifully told, charming tale that explores the incredible power of love and resilience of spirit that ties us together. From the author of A Dog’s Purpose.
A manga series that is set in the post-apocalyptic future and focuses on Alita, a cyborg who has lost all memories and is found in a dump by a disgraced cyberdoctor who rebuilds and takes care of her. She does remember one thing, the cyborg martial art Panzer Kunst which leads to her becoming a hunter-warrior. The story traces Alita's attempts to rediscover her past and the characters whose lives she impacts on her journey.
Guy creates an intimate and absorbing portrait of one of history's most famous women, depicting her world and her place in the sweep of history with stunning immediacy. With a trove of new sources, Guy dispels the popular image of Mary Stuart as a romantic leading lady--achieving her ends through feminine wiles--and establishes her as the intellectual and political equal of Elizabeth I. This is an enthralling, myth-shattering look at a complex woman and ruler and her time. Look for the film titled Mary Queen of Scots with Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie.
In this teen novel, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards in 1941 and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison. While she fights for her life in a work camp she finds solace in her art. A moving story of loss and of fear -- and ultimately, of survival that’s perfect for readers of The Book Thief. The movie title is Ashes in the Snow.
Seventeen-year-olds Stella and Will, both suffering from cystic fibrosis, realize the only way to stay alive is to stay apart, but their love for each other is slowly pushing the boundaries of physical and emotional safety.
Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. Then she meets Hardin. Hardin is cute and different from what she's used to. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she's never known before. Life will never be the same.
The world is going to end next Saturday, but there are a few problems--the Antichrist has been misplaced, the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse ride motorcycles, and the representatives from heaven and hell decide that they like the human race. In the tradition of Douglas Adams and Monty Python meet Stephen King – the Apocalypse has never been funnier.
In a dusty post-war summer in rural Warwickshire, a doctor is called to a patient at lonely Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline, its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, its owners mother, son and daughter struggling to keep pace. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life? Little does Dr Faraday know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become entwined with his.
Jack Sheppard and Edgeworth Bess were the most notorious thieves, jailbreakers, and lovers of eighteenth-century London. Yet no one knows the true story; their confessions have never been found. Until now. A scholar named Dr. Voth discovers a long-lost manuscript--a gender-defying exposé of Jack and Bess's adventures, but is it an authentic autobiography or a hoax?
Camri Coulter's search for her missing brother, Caleb, leads her deep into the political corruption of San Francisco, and into the acquaintance of Patrick Murdock. As the two try to find Caleb, the stakes rise and threats loom. Will Patrick be able to protect her from danger?
When one of his trading vessels returns to 18th-century London with the remarkable body of a mermaid, Jonah gains entry into high society and falls in love with a highly accomplished courtesan, with unexpected consequences.
A talented master of disguise who devotes herself to conning thieves and returning stolen money to its rightful owners hides her Robin Hood activities behind a day job as a personal assistant to her thief father's alluring former partner.
Doris, a 96-year-old woman living alone, reflects on her life while looking through her old address book. She recalls working as a maid in Sweden, modelling in Paris during the 30's, and fleeing to Manhattan at the dawn of the Second World War. And whatever became of Allan, the love of Doris's life?
Enduring a virtually solitary existence working for an ambitious software company, an exhausted coder is bequeathed a sourdough recipe from sibling bakers who are forced to close their shop, a gift that leads to a new vocation, a legal dispute and a venture into a secret market that fuses food with technology.
A group of estranged cousins staying at a refurbished bed and breakfast in Galloway realize they had stayed there decades ago for a birthday party that started with schnapps and ended with a girl walking into the sea to her death. Each of them had made a vow of silence: But now someone has broken the pact. This is both a classic country house mystery and a thriller with mind-bending twists.
Octavia E. Butler’s bestselling science-fiction masterpiece now in graphic novel format. Dana, a black woman, finds herself repeatedly transported to the antebellum South, where she must make sure that the plantation owner's son, survives to father Dana's ancestor.
Struggling to hold onto her family's bookshop in the wake of her beloved father's death and circling property developers, Emilia finds support from family-like customers who navigate their own difficulties with secrets, loss and unrequited romance. This is her delightful story, the unforgettable cast of customers whose lives she has touched, and the books they all cherish.
In an alternate New Orleans caught in the tangle of the American Civil War, the girl named Creeper yearns to escape the streets for the air by earning a spot on-board the airship Midnight Robber . Creeper plans to earn Captain Ann-Marie's trust with information she discovers about a Haitian scientist and a mysterious weapon he calls The Black God's Drums.
When an inspired effort to build her dream home is overshadowed by discoveries about her rural property's violent past, a former history teacher becomes obsessed with the stories of three generations of local women who died under suspicious circumstances.
A dedicated CIA counterintelligence analyst assigned to uncover the leaders of Russian sleeper cells in the United States stumbles on a secret dossier of deep-cover agents before facing an impossible choice that tests her loyalties to the agency and her own family.
A married man and woman in India who hide their gay orientations from their conservative families find their arrangement compromised when one of them returns home to care for a family member, only to reconnect with a beloved ex whose marriage to a heterosexual stranger has been arranged.
Finn and Layla are young, in love, and on vacation. They're driving along the highway when Finn decides to stop at a service station to use the restroom. He hops out of the car, locks the doors behind him, and goes inside. When he returns Layla is gone--never to be seen again. That is the story Finn told to the police. But it is not the whole story.
An Oxford-trained scientist and award-winning writer presents an evocative travelogue and memoir of her journey by bicycle along the Silk Road and how it became synonymous with humanity's exploration of boundaries.
An eye-opening handbook from a leading Ayurvedic physician that blends cutting-edge science on "clock genes" with ancient eastern wisdom to help us understand how to harness the power of chronobiology to effortlessly lose weight, sleep better, exercise stronger, reduce stress, and boost our wellbeing.
How do you deal with a life filled with a whole host of characters and their bizarre, inescapable behavior? Especially when you're related to them? Tom Papa is here to help you make sense of it all in a hilarious and warm book that saws deep into every branch of the family tree and uncovers the most bizarre and surprisingly meaningful aspects of our lives.
In a book inspired by her popular TED talk, the founder of the Girls Who Code nonprofit empowers women to embrace imperfection and bravery. Imagine if you lived without the fear of not being good enough. By choosing bravery over perfection, we can find the power to claim our voice, to leave behind what makes us unhappy, and go for the things we genuinely, passionately want.
An intimate account of the rise and rein of O-Six, the fabled Yellowstone wolf, describing how after being hunted to near extinction, conservationists managed to restore the species. Set against a backdrop of debates specifically affecting America's western regions.
One of the world’s leading experts on habit formation reveals practical strategies that will teach readers exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.
Ever wondered who murdered JonBenét Ramsey, or who terrorized San Francisco as the Zodiac Killer? Puzzled over the notorious Black Dahlia murder, or the mysterious Long Island Serial Killer case? This book takes an in-depth look at the facts and figures surrounding the most notorious unsolved murder cases in history, leaving you to judge for yourself who (could’ve) done it.
Charts the unexplored realities of being a 40-something in today's world in laugh-out-loud essays that explore the decade when your doctor starts restricting your physical activity, your can't wear ironic outfits anymore, and you finally realize everyone else is winging it, too. A witty dispatch from the front lines of the forties for those in midlife, and also for anyone trying to find their place in the world.
Weinman delves into the story of Sally Horner, an eleven-year-old girl who was kidnapped in 1948, and whose story helped inspire Vladimir Nabokov to write his classic, Lolita. This is that rare blend of historical re-appraisal, rigorous archival work, insightful analysis, and endlessly engaging writing. Sure to be a new classic of true crime.
A leading expert on the unconscious human mind draws on 20 years of research to present a tour of the influences that shape everyday behavior and the role of science in everything from relationships and parenting to consumer behavior and business.
A former British paratrooper, photographer and explorer documents his nine-month, 4,000-mile journey by foot along the Nile, discussing his life-threatening natural and cultural encounters in six different nations. This is a captivating account of a remarkable and unparalleled Nile journey that maps out African history and contemporary life.
Is there a secret to happiness? Offering herself up as a human guinea pig in a series of thoroughly unscientific experiments, Poundstone tries out a different get-happy hypothesis in each chapter of her data-driven search. Does any of it work? You may be laughing too hard to care.
If you’re tired of being a chronic starter and want to become a consistent finisher, you have two options: You can continue to beat yourself up and try harder, since this time that will work. Or you can give yourself the gift of done.
Documents the story of a teen Colorado star and aspiring U.S. Army Ranger who inexplicably helped commit an armed robbery hours before being deployed to Iraq, describing the efforts of the author to investigate the influence of the young man's superior and the darker practices of the Ranger indoctrination program.
Decluttering expert Dana White identifies the mind-sets and emotional challenges that make it difficult to declutter. Then, in a humorous approach, she provides workable solutions to break through these struggles and get clutter out--for good! The good news is that it can get easier and become a natural part of day-to-day life.
Happiness Is a Choice You Make is an enduring collection of lessons that emphasizes, above all, the extraordinary influence we wield over the quality of our lives. With humility, heart, and wit, Leland has crafted a sophisticated and necessary reflection on how to "live better"--informed by those who have mastered the art.
A new Jeeves and Wooster novel, penned in homage to P.G. Wodehouse, in which literature's favorite gentleman and his gentleman's personal gentleman become spies in service to the Crown. Schott brings this odd couple back to life in a madcap adventure that is full of hijinks, entanglements, imbroglios, and Wodehousian wordplay. It will delight longtime fans and introduce a new audience to the comic joys of these beloved characters
The never-before-told story of one extremely rare copy of the Gutenberg Bible, and its impact on the lives of the fanatical few who were lucky enough to own it. This is a must-read for history buffs, book collectors, seekers of hidden treasures, and anyone who has ever craved a remarkable book--and its untold stories.
A brand-new book based on the best-selling graphic novel! The definitive story that chronicles the obsession, the burning desire, the manic laughter, and the birth of one of the most controversial and popular comic book supervillains ever created: Harley Quinn.
Child prodigy Cadel Piggott, an antisocial computer hacker, discovers his true identity when he enrolls as a first-year student at an advanced crime academy. An engrossing teen thriller with darkness and humor, freaks and geeks, Evil Genius explores the fine line between good and evil in a strange world of manipulations and subterfuge where nothing is as it seems. First in the series.
In 1958, Elisa and her family are forced to leave their beloved Cuba as Fidel Castro takes power. Now, after the death of her grandmother, Marisol travels to Havana to find out the roots of her family's identity and unearths revolutionary secrets. With a dual story line, both set a Cuba, readers are given a glimpse into the small island nation. - Sarah L.
With candor, humor, and warmth, legendary musician, actress, activist, and icon Olivia Newton-John reveals her life story--from her unforgettable rise to fame in the classic musical Grease to her advocacy for health and wellness in light of her battles with cancer. An extraordinary can't-miss memoir.
The fourth book in a teen fantasy series about children with "peculiar" gifts, like being invisible, super strong, or, in the title hero's case, being able to sense & see monsters called "Hollowgasts" that nobody else can see. The novel is interspersed with old pictures of peculiars that (supposedly) come from real life. Check it out!
Marlee thought she scored the man of her dreams only to be scorched by a bad breakup. But there's a new player on the horizon, and he's in a league of his own... Fresh voices and strong multicultural characters from every rung of the social ladder make Martin's debut novel a must-read for fans of contemporary romance with a sporty twist.
Fox travels along the U.S.-Canadian border, meeting all kinds of people and sharing the history of the border, Native Americans, westward settlement, the Great Lakes and more. He also documents the environmental changes happening on the landscape the border crosses. It’s eye-opening, interesting, and something different!
Short, hilarious and amazingly endearing, the self-named Murderbot (a bot who would rather binge watch TV than do its job) is an instant fave. This is extremely accessible and compelling science fiction. I can recommend the whole series. - Katie
In a timely YA novel Starr, a 16-year-old black girl living in Garden Heights, is sent to a suburban school after the shooting of her best friend. Now in the minority, living in two different worlds, she creates two versions of herself: ghetto Starr and cool Starr. She meets an old friend at a party but when gunshots ring out, they leave. As Khalil drives her home, a police officer pulls them over and shoots Khalil. Starr has now seen the shootings of both of her best friends. What she says (or doesn’t) could change the course of events or even endanger her life. The audiobook narrator was excellent, especially with all the slang, dialect, and different character voices. – Katy
A readable book telling the life of a penniless Irish immigrant who became one of the richest men in America, but kept a common touch. Great insights into the Gold Rush, telegraph and railroad development, as well as the boom-and-bust Comstock Lode. - Richard
This sparsely worded teen novel packs an emotional punch in very few pages. The main character, Will, deals with his father’s suicide by walking and by trying to replicate his father’s famous cornbread recipe. After his best friend is raped at a party, Will starts to leave gifts for her and helping out the people around him. A beautifully written tribute to the power of how helping others helps yourself. Powerful and gorgeous. - Cat
Maximum ease, minimal cleanup, and mouthwatering recipes. In other words, a revelation that will change the way we cook. It's the one-pot meal reinvented. All you need is a sheet pan, your oven and this book. And it’s not just weeknight suppers, there are also special occasion meals, meatless meals and extras like party snacks, brunch dishes and desserts. Yum!
Coming of age in an old farmhouse, nineteen-year-old Ruthie begins a search for her agoraphobic mother and discovers the century-old diary of the farmhouse's long-ago resident, a grieving mother who died under mysterious circumstances. A simmering literary thriller about ghostly secrets, dark choices, and the unbreakable bond between mothers and daughters . . . sometimes too unbreakable.
Maya, a young speech therapist (formerly a patient) of a psychiatric facility tries to connect with a young, violent male patient named Lucas. Ten years earlier, Lucas and his father went missing while camping in the Boundary Waters of Minnesota, but now Lucas has been found. What happened to the father and son during those ten years? Why won’t Lucas speak about it, and where is his father now? This was a moving and suspenseful book that kept me up until late in the evening. - Stephanie
Allow your children to experience the adventure, freedom, and wonder of childhood with this practical guide that provides all the information, inspiration, and advice you need for creating a modern, quality homeschool education.
Verity Jane, gifted app-whisperer, has been out of work since her exit from a brief but problematic relationship with a Silicon Valley billionaire. Then she signs the wordy NDA of a dodgy San Francisco start-up, becoming the beta tester for their latest product: a digital assistant, accessed through a pair of ordinary-looking glasses.
Smita, Giulia, Sarah: three lives, three continents, three women with nothing in common, but nevertheless bound by a rare expression of courage..like three strands in a braid. Through the story of one woman's hair, three women's destinies are drawn together.
Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and #1 bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, David and Goliath, and What the Dog Saw, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers---and why they often go wrong.
In Hebrew (derived from the original Arabic), sababa means "everything is awesome," and it's this sunny spirit with which the American food writer and expat Adeena Sussman cooks and dreams up meals in her Tel Aviv kitchen.
A memoir by the legendary designer who pioneered high-end streetwear traces his rise from an early-1980s Harlem storefront to the red carpet in Hollywood, working with such celebrities as Salt-N-Pepa and Beyonce.
In the summer of 1915, the sudden death of a young woman brings grief and notoriety to a farmhouse on the Sussex Downs. Years later, Josephine Tey returns to the same house and remembers the two women with whom she once lodged as a young teacher during the Great War. As past and present collide, with murders decades apart, Josephine is forced to face the possibility that the scandal which threatened to destroy those women’s lives hid a much darker secret.
Chris Shepherd calls out the names of the cooks--Vietnamese, Korean, Indian, and others--who have inspired him, and in his book, he teaches you how to work with those flavors and cultures with respect and creativity.