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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Detective Lindsay Boxer teams up with intrepid journalist Cindy Thomas to investigate the disappearance of three schoolteachers amid rumors of a notorious Eastern European war criminal spotted on the streets of San Francisco.
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.
Confronted by the first murder suspect of his early career while visiting his hometown, FBI detective Amos Decker reexamines startling connections to another crime that make him question if he arrested the wrong man years earlier.
When a seemingly minor investigation leads to the discovery of trophies from a score of murders, Lucas Davenport lands on the trail of an enigmatic killer who has been able to operate for years below the radar.
The bereaved matriarch of a powerful early-20th-century American family makes a fateful decision that reverberates throughout two subsequent generations further impacted by racism, reversed circumstances and disturbing revelations.
Centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones, House Targaryen took up residence on Dragonstone. Fire & Blood begins their tale with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart.
Howard Stern's first book in more than twenty years. This new book presents a look at the author's four-decade carer in radio, highlighting his most poignant interviews with such celebrities as Tracy Morgan, Lady Gaga, Jerry Seinfeld, and Harvey Weinstein.
Twenty-five million dollars in cartel gold lies hidden beneath a mansion in Miami Beach. Cari Mora, caretaker of the house, stays in Miami on a wobbly Temporary Protected Status, subject to the iron whims of ICE. Beautiful, marked by war, Cari catches the eye of Hans-Peter Schneider as he closes in on the treasure. But Cari Mora has surprising skills, and a will to survive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
British ex-pat Gemma Doyle, manager of the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium in Cape Cod, finds herself investigating a real-life mystery when she and her best friend, Jayne Wilson, stumble upon a dead body.
Fans of Sherlock Holmes will delight in the sleuthing duo of Gemma and Jayne in this clever and captivating series debut.
A tale set in a near-future, high-tech surveillance state follows the suspicious death of a dissident in custody and finds state inspector Mielikki Neith immersing herself in the victim's world, where she encounters a panorama of characters and innovations that transform her perspectives.
A searingly frank memoir of food, weight, self-image and learning how to feed one's hunger in healthy ways, drawing on the popular essays of her long-running Tumblr blog to illuminate the challenges of navigating the boundaries between self-comfort and self-care.
Across the Four Lands, peace has reigned for generations. But now, in the far north, an unknown enemy is massing. More troubling than the carnage is the strange and wondrous power wielded by the attackers--a magic unfamiliar even to the Druid order. Fearing the worst, the High Druid dispatches a diplomatic party to confront the mysterious force.
Returning home to Shanghai after years of chasing the American dream, Wei Zhen and his newly wealthy family, including his wife, Lina, and their daughter, Karen, must each confront painful secrets and unfulfilled promises.
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 popular comedian traces her youth in Atlanta's most troubled neighborhood at the height of the crack epidemic, discussing the experiences with an alcoholic mother, four siblings, petty crime and prostitution that led to her becoming a mother at age 13 before resolving to secure a better life for her children.
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.
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.
Abortion is once again illegal in America, in-vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo. In a small Oregon fishing town, five very different women navigate these new barriers alongside age-old questions surrounding motherhood, identity, and freedom.
Forced to rent out her family's beautiful seaside Long Island home every summer just so that they can afford to keep it, Ruthie is forced to go to extreme lengths to protect the life she loves in the wake of a suddenly estranged marriage, greedy co-workers who are threatening her job, the return of an old flame and her teen daughter's destructive relationship.
In 1893, inspired by their hero, master sleuth Sherlock Holmes, two cowboys, Big Red and Old Red Amlingmeyer, put their detecting skills to use to uncover the truth about the murder of a ranch hand on a Montana cattle ranch. Big Red is the Watson to his ‘deducifyin’ older brother in this clever, compelling twist on the Holmes tradition. Try the audio book – it’s great fun.
Spunky Phryne Fisher leaves her adopted London for 1920s Australia to investigate the desperate letters she has been receiving from well-bred Lydia, a young woman married to a low-down scoundrel. Follow-up your reading by watching Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries on AcornTV.
The best-selling author of The Empathy Exams presents an exploration of addiction that blends memoir, cultural history, literary criticism and journalistic reportage to analyze the role of stories in conveying the addiction experience, sharing insights based on the lives of genius artists whose achievements were shaped by addiction.
This heartwarming and hilarious novel features three best friends who get the chance to return to the year they turned forty—the year that altered all of their lives, in ways big and small—and also get the opportunity to change their future.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes the letter was sent to the wrong person--but also that the skills she's honed as a tarot card reader might help her claim the money. Soon, it dawns on her that there is something very, very wrong about this strange situation and the inheritance at the center of it.
When Jessica signs up for a psychology study, she thinks all she'll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the questions grow more intense and invasive, she begins to feel as though they may know what she's thinking...and what she's hiding. Jess quickly learns that some obsessions can be deadly.
Leaving her hometown after her secret wish-granting powers backfire one time too many, Rachel searches for a new start and happiness in the home of an elderly spitfire, Catch, who possesses the ability to bind secrets by baking them into pies.
Written as a missive to her sons when FBI agent Marie is forced to flee the country, she begins writing down her experiences as an African American spy during the 1980s. She was assigned to establish intimacy with Thomas Sankara, the Burkina Faso president. Marie's account draws out the conflict between her government's directives and her own attraction to the charismatic leader.
To emigrate or not? That’s the question facing pregnant Signe and her family. They go... then wish they hadn't. After a difficult trip from Norway to Minnesota, they're met with demanding relatives who force them into harsh labor to repay their passage. With fascinating insight into early-1900s' life and the trials immigrants faced, this is the first of the series.
When her eccentric novelist husband disappears, leaving behind nothing but a hidden pair of plane tickets to Paris, Leah relocates to France and takes ownership of a small bookstore, where she discovers clues in an unfinished manuscript.
A recently separated woman seeks solace and purpose in a local book group. The group’s goal is for each member to present the book that matters most to them. Ava rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood that helped her through traumas and makes it her mission to find the book and its enigmatic author. Her quest unravels the secrets of her past and offers Ava and her daughter Maggie the chance to remake their lives.
When brewer Charlie and his friend Darcy ask for help from the popular Bennett Sisters Brewing company, sisters Jen and Erin are happy for the attractive distractions. Charlie and Jen seem to be made for each other, and Erin finds herself attracted to Darcy, but a misunderstanding might ruin the chances for love for both couples.
Charity impersonates her deceased husband, Mr. Robbie Selby, while escorting her sister-in-law Louisa in search of a proper suitor. Alistair, the Marquess of Pembroke, is charmed by Robbie. Could he take to wife a woman who dresses and lives as a man even though she is all woman underneath? A delightful book with beautiful character development, emotional thrills, and a swoon-worthy courtship.
Delighted by a surprise invitation, Miriam Macy sails off to a luxurious private island off the coast of Mexico with six other strangers. Danger lurks in the lush forest and in the halls and bedrooms of the lonely mansion. Sporadic cell-phone coverage and miles of ocean keeps the group trapped in paradise. Strange accidents stir suspicions, as one by one...they all fall down.
In a novel set in future, farm dwellers Junior and Henrietta have their lives disrupted when Junior is called for a distant mission and Henrietta receives an unconventional replacement, so he won't be missed.
In a troubled America, Hark Morner is an unwitting guru whose technique of “Mental Archery”—a combination of mindfulness, mythology, fake history, yoga and, well, archery—is set to captivate the masses and raise him to near-messiah status.
Nineteenth-century private detective Cyrus Barker teams up with Thomas Llewelyn, a young man with a murky past, to investigate the killing of a young Jewish scholar bearing a startling resemblance to artists' renderings of Jesus. At once a tribute to Arthur Conan Doyle and something entirely its own. You may, at first, feel like you’ve been here before but after a few pages you’ll want to follow this pair into the darkest places Victorian London can throw at you.
82-year-old Etta has never seen the ocean. Early one morning she takes a rifle, some chocolate, and her best boots, and begins walking the 3,232 kilometres from rural Saskatchewan to Halifax. Her husband wakes to a note left on the kitchen table; his oldest friend, who has loved Etta from afar for 60 years, insists on finding her, wherever she's gone.
Stella Lane, a successful but shy mathematician with Asperger’s, hires a hot male escort to teach her how to enjoy the sexual side of relationships. But what happens when their no-nonsense partnership starts to make a strange kind of sense?
Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists present the true story of two detectives who teamed up to discern the truth about a case involving a teen who was charged with falsely reporting a rape, an investigation that revealed the work of a serial rapist in multiple states.
A portrait of the only queen in the history of the Ottoman Empire. How Roxelana, a Christian slave, was abducted and placed in the harem of Sultan Suleyman, who married her against all conventions before her talents as a diplomat and philanthropist rendered her an invaluable adviser to her husband.
When Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally hacked to death in Fall River, Massachusetts, in August 1892, the arrest of the couple's younger daughter Lizzie turned the case into international news and her trial into a spectacle unparalleled in American history.
In 2010, Grant Sabatier had $2.26 in his bank account. Five years later, he had a net worth of over $1,000,000. In Financial Freedom, he takes you step-by-step through the strategies he used so that you too can get out of debt, make your 9-5 job optional, and above all, live the life you want. With Financial Freedom, you really can have all the money you will ever need.
If you want to build a better life and a better world-and really be prepared for any possible future in these turbulent times-you need to become a resilient investor! This trailblazing guide will expand your ideas of investing way beyond Wall Street. Your time, your energy, and the things you own are investments too, and you'll learn to diversify them in ways that move you toward your life goals.
Theroux explores the Deep South. He finds there a paradoxical place, full of incomparable music, unparalleled cuisine, and yet also some of the nation's worst schools, housing, and unemployment rates. Deep South is an ode to a region, vivid and haunting, full of life and loss alike.
Love true crime but don't want to read about a grisly murder? Can't blame you. This is 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 entrepreneur.
In Get Money, personal finance expert Kristin Wong shows you the steps to getting more money in your pocket without letting it rule your life. Through a series of challenges designed to boost your personal finance I.Q., interviews with other leading financial experts, and exercises tailored to help you achieve even your biggest goals, you'll learn valuable skills
Burnett tells the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of her iconic weekly variety series as she delves into little-known stories as well as favorite tales too good not to relive again. Spotlighting everyone from costars to guest stars, she details the hiring of the cast and shares anecdotes on favorite sketches and unexpected moments. A love letter to a golden era of television.
A revelatory memoir of a young woman developing the resilience to thrive in the stark landscapes of Norway and Alaska. Blair Braverman learns to guide tours on an Alaskan glacier and drive sled dogs in Norway in this book that is both a fast-paced adventure and a reflection on identity and self-discovery.
Shares the inside story of the dangerous Apollo 8 mission, focusing on the lives and families of the astronauts, and illuminating the political factors that prompted America to save the Apollo program and define the space race.
An epic account of traveling the length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way-in a covered wagon with a team of mules, an audacious journey that hasn't been attempted in a century-which also chronicles the rich history of the trail.
If you enjoy reading graphic novels, learning about gods and mythology, great representation of diverse characters, and a little mystery and suspense, you'll enjoy this thrilling series about 12 gods that return as humans every 90 years, but only live two years each time. Book 7 coming in the fall. - Marlu
When a philanthropist is found dead under suspicious circumstances on the anniversary of his son's fatal overdose, Monkeewrench computer genius Grace MacBride assists the Minneapolis police to connect the case to a plot threatening hundreds of lives. Combines the best qualities of a fast-paced thriller with an intricately plotted police procedural.
Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama team up in this high-stakes noir thriller that combines a mystery worthy of Watson and Holmes with the laugh-out-loud bromantic chemistry of Lethal Weapon's Murtaugh and Riggs. Together they’ll plumb the darkest corners of Delaware, traveling from cheap motels to biker bars and beyond, as they uncover the sinister forces advancing America’s opioid epidemic. It’s a hoot!
In WWII era London, Juliet Armstrong is working as an espionage monitor for MI5. Ten years later she suddenly finds herself targeted by dangerous individuals from her past. For fans of smart, witty, suspenseful, historical or spy fiction and authors like Tana French, Laurie R. King, and John Le Carre.
Does it seem like your computer knows too much about you? Like when you look at airfare to another city and the next website includes advertisements for hotels in that city? Artificial Intelligence may be the next threat to humanity. In this imaginative adventure, Rollins ties AI of the future to witchcraft of the past and makes a serious case for putting away those devices.
Everyone in town knows that something's a little odd about the Radleys, but their neighbors would never guess that they are really abstaining vampires (and neither would their two children). This book is as much about family as it is about vampires, and I found the characters as endearing as the plot was exciting. - Carrie
I recently read the entire Riyria Revelations series which begins with this collected volume of the first two books. When a pair of talented and entertaining thieves are accused of murdering a king, they end up collecting a lively band of heroes to save the world of humans. Hair-raising escapes, flashy sword fights, and faithful friendship complete the formula for good old-fashioned escapist fun.
The best-selling coming-of-age classic is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing who and what she will become. Told in a series of vignettes--sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous--this masterpiece is a story of childhood and self-discovery. Isn’t it time to read it - or read it again?
This teen book brought me out of my reading comfort zone, but I’m glad it did! When the eldest teen sister in the story dies, the younger one, while still grieving, is expected by her parents to live like her sister did as the perfect Mexican daughter. I liked that the story line shows, as Julia advances towards the end of High School, that she is able to go about her own life in the way she wants, albeit with some struggles along the way. – Luann
On a seventeenth-birthday cruise with her parents and three friends, just months after her boyfriend died, Natalie is surprised to connect with a fellow passenger, who then mysteriously disappears. With her signature thrilling storytelling, the author explores our vulnerability to the power of suggestion--and the lies we tell others and ourselves--in a twisting, Hitchcock-inspired teen mystery with high stakes and dark secrets.
As a huge fan of the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I really enjoyed this book. There are tons of throwbacks to the show, including quips and dialogue. Just like the original, Slayer is about more than vampires. It’s a coming-of-age story of how a teenage girl finds her worth and strength as the newest Chosen slayer. I had fun with the unique characters and the comedic value they added. I especially like that the main character and her twin sister were named for the goddesses Athena and Artemis.
Set in 1870 Texas, an elderly former Confederate army captain is hired to return a ten-year-old German girl, who’d been kidnapped by a Kiowa tribe, to her nearest relatives several hundred miles south. Having been indoctrinated four years in native customs, the girl, who speaks Kiowa fluently, but very little German and no English, isn’t keen on rejoining white civilization. Jiles creates vivid depictions of frontier life through a wealth of fine details, yet spices the plot with episodes of intense action. - Kevin
A young editor at a Los Angeles art museum is pulled into the disturbing and dangerous world of a famous artist who goes missing on the opening night of her exhibition. I was hooked from the moment I started. Kept me guessing until the end – couldn’t stop listening! – Sarah S.
Part thriller, part mystery, part love story—it’s been called "a smart, unpredictable, and heartfelt adventure story." In this genre-bending novel, there is no such thing as chance and every action is carefully executed by highly trained agents. You'll never look at coincidences the same way again.
Years after growing up in the care of a group of mysterious protectors who served in unspecified ways during World War II, a young man endeavors to piece together the truth about his parents and the unconventional education he received. A mesmerizing new novel by the author of The English Patient.
While a police officer fights for his life in the hospital, his trusted partner takes over an investigation into the serial killer behind the attack, a case that is compromised by the partner's deadly secret. This is solid suspense and one of the boldest, most inventive serial killer thrillers I have ever read! The forensic detail is amazing. I’d highly recommend if you’re a fan of thriller or suspense novels.
This darkly comic novel tells the story of a Nigerian woman who begins to realize her younger sister is, as the title suggests, a serial killer. Part femme-fatale thriller, part exploration of sibling bonds and rivalries, the book has enough sharp twists and payoffs that you won’t want to put it down and is fast-paced and short enough that you won’t have to. – Tim
This book reads like a spy novel, but every bit is backed up with research and fascinating footnotes. Odette Sansom, a mother of three who never believed she was special, managed to help run a network for the French Resistance, resisted torture and starvation when she was captured, and gained the respect of fellow resistance fighters, regular German soldiers and her prison guards. Perfect for fans of Unbroken, The Nightingale, and Code Girls.
Werb's search for the ultimate causes of Tijuana's femicide casts new light on immigration, human trafficking, addiction, and the true cost of American empire-building. It leads Werb all the way from factory slums to drug dens to the corridors of police corruption, as he follows a thread that ultimately leads to a surprising turn back over the border, looking northward.
Draws on the author's firsthand experiences and years of reporting to examine the worldwide anti-immigrant backlash and to outline timely reasons for why the United States and the West would benefit from accepting more immigrants.
Based on hundreds of exclusive first-hand interviews and cultivated over twenty years of research--including numerous Oral Histories from the JFK Library and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute-- The Kennedy Heirs is an epic drama of ambition, scandal, pride and power.
Documents the story of underworld legend Albert Hicks, chronicling his mid-nineteenth-century crime spree and the plot gone wrong that culminated in an onboard massacre and manhunt in 1860 Coney Island.
When Harry wakes up the morning after a blackout, drunken night with blood that's clearly not his own on his hands, it's only the very beginning of what will be a waking nightmare the likes of which even he could never have imagined.
An adult debut by the author of the High School Horror series follows four women who speak out when their ill-reputed boss is slated to become CEO, a decision that triggers catastrophic shifts throughout every department of their company.
Cooking is a pleasure and a respite for this star; it's an expression of love she wants to share with all her fans. Quad learned to cook from her mother, growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, so she's been cooking her entire life and insists that she's made every mistake possible behind a stove.
In the latest book in the widely beloved No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Precious Ramotswe takes on a case for a childhood acquaintance but her inquiries will require an even more delicate touch than usual.
From iconic dishes like phat thai and phat si ew to lesser-known (at least Stateside) treasures like kuaytiaw reua (boat noodles), noodles represent many of the most delicious and satisfying dishes in the Thai culinary canon.
The young detectives call Alan Auhl a retread, but that doesn't faze him. He does things his own way - and gets results. He still lives with his ex-wife, off and on, in a big house full of random boarders and hard-luck stories. And he's still a cop, even though he retired from Homicide some years ago. He works cold cases now. Auhl will stick with these cases until justice is done. One way or another.
The astonishing true account of John Chapman, Medal of Honor recipient and Special Ops Combat Controller, and his heroic one-man stand during the Afghan War, as he sacrificed his life to save the lives of 23 comrades-in-arms.
A third-generation Jehovah's Witness, Amber Scorah had devoted her life to sounding God's warning of impending Armageddon. She volunteered to take the message to China, where the preaching she did was illegal and could result in her expulsion or worse. Immersion in a foreign language and culture turned her world upside down, and eventually led her to lose all that she had been sure was true.