A stand-alone novel that has all the things readers love about the Dublin Murder Squad books--well developed characters, exquisite plotting, and deep explorations of human nature. Toby leads a charmed life with an idyllic childhood, a good family, a loving girlfriend, and promising prospects. But a vicious attack changes everything. Atmospheric, twisty, and perfect for readers who like Gillian Flynn or Kate Atkinson.
This first short story collection from the most celebrated speculative fiction author of our time features her signature blend of sharply observed, provocative tales of magic steeped in realism and social commentary.
When a Chinese national working for an American-owned construction company is kidnapped along with his one-man security detail, Rutherford Risk, a firm specializing in hostage recovery, recruits two outsiders to aide in the victims return. First in a series.
Maisie Dobbs was a WWI nurse and has become a ‘psychologist and investigator’ in London. Now in the spring of 1940, while investigating the disappearance of a young apprentice working on a secret government contract she’s discovered suspicious links to the London underworld and another boy close to her heart. A complex and admirable character you’ll want to get to know.
A romantic travelogue chronicling the author's risky travel experiment recounts how, after meeting an energetic university professor on a dating website, the pair embarked on a three-week, eight-country tour without hotel reservations, plans or luggage
This is a self-published book in the library's collection. It's written as historical fiction, and is a combination of storytelling and genealogy. The names, dates titles, honors and places are real. The town of Ankeny, Iowa's founding is very interesting and shows what life was like in Iowa from 1844-1921. A very good read! - Luann
With sharp insight, compelling research, and hilarious examples, this personality type analysis will help you get happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. Just answer the question ‘How do I respond to expectations?’ to find out which Tendency you fit into. It's far easier to succeed when you know what works for you.
An incisive portrait of the two twentieth-century scientists, Norman Borlaug and William Vogt, whose diametrically opposed views shaped our ideas about the environment, laying the groundwork for how people in the twenty-first century will choose to live in tomorrow's world.
Sins and secrets abound in this novel set in fictional Sweet Apple, Georgia. If you liked Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, this will give you the suspense and twists that keep you guessing until the very end. - Luann
An investigation of the fire that devastated the Los Angeles Public Library in 1986 evolves into a page-turning history of the immense impact libraries and books have had throughout time. Profoundly moving and enlightening, and a clear call to readers to appreciate and support their libraries. For readers who enjoy high-quality narrative nonfiction.
The comedian and star of CNN's United Shades of America, says he's always been awkward. In this humorous and thought-provoking memoir, each chapter tackles a different topic (youth, stand-up comedy, sexism, parenting, and politics) with appealing awkwardness. This is a must-read if you're a Bell fan or addicted to social and political humor.
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.
Struggling to put her life back together a decade after her beloved teen daughter's disappearance, a divorced woman bonds with a charming single father whose young child eerily resembles the woman's own lost daughter and who compels a wrenching search for answers.
Follows the relationship between a working French-Moroccan couple and their too-good-to-be-true nanny, whose devotion to their children spirals into a psychologically charged cycle of jealousies, resentments and violence.
This gripping World War II novel is told in snippets from the point of view of four narrators: Joana, Emilia, Florian, and Alfred. As the war nears its end, the path of these four teenagers converge en route to a ship that promises salvation, the Wilhelm Gustloff. When the ship starts to sink, all things cease to matter as they fight for survival in this heartbreaking but hopeful story.
Hurricane Katrina's monstrous winds and surging water overwhelmed the levees around New Orleans, Louisiana. Eighty percent of the city flooded. The tale of the drowning of an American city is one of selflessness, and courage but also of incompetence, and racism.
When the murals painted on the walls of her Brooklyn neighborhood start to change and fade in front of her, Sierra Santiago realizes that something strange is going on--then she discovers her Puerto Rican family are shadowshapers and finds herself in a battle with an evil anthropologist for the lives of her family and friends.
Simon, one of five students in detention is found dead and investigators say it wasn’t an accident. He was about to post juicy gossip about each of the other four high-profile students which makes all of them suspects. Or are they perfect patsies for the killer who’s still on the loose? Pretty Little Liars meets The Breakfast Club in this addictive story.
Eighteen-year-old Jill Charron wakes up in a hospital, unable to remember the past six weeks, including the accident that killed her best friend, if it was, in fact, an accident. Wondering not just what happened but what she did, Jill tries to piece together the events of those missing weeks. A chilling psychological thriller for fans of We Were Liars and The Girl on the Train.
When an unlikely friendship is sparked between relatively popular Kit Lowell and socially isolated David Drucker, Kit asks David for his help figuring out the how and why of her father's tragic car accident
The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she's trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew.
When high school student Hana stands in for her sister at an arranged marriage meeting with Takane, the heir to a business fortune, it is an unexpected pairing of opposites who can't help trying to outwit each other every chance they get.
Eighteen months after Vivien, his beloved girlfriend, slipped into a coma after a suicide attempt, eighteen-year-old Miles begins healing while photographing her empty shoes against the stark landscapes of Iceland.
When Chris joins the staff at her local record store, she's surprised to find out that her co-workers share a secret: they're all members of a secret fight club that take on the patriarchy and fight crime!
Odessa is one of Karthia's master necromancers but the Dead must remain shrouded. If even a hint of flesh is exposed, a grotesque transformation begins, turning the Dead into terrifying, bloodthirsty Shades.
Naeem is a Bangledeshi teenager whose mistakes catch up with him. The cops offer him a choice: either spy on his Muslim neighbors or face a police record. As the line between informing and entrapping blurs. Is he saving or betraying his community?
Saitama looks totally average with his lifeless expression, bald head and unimpressive physique. However, he just can't seem to find an opponent strong enough to take more than one punch! This battle shonen is perfect for fans of dry humor and understatement.
Seven strange and adventurous siblings tackle problems together even when their new neighbors try to tear them apart.
Filled with mystery, humor, and adventure, this is an unforgettable tale of finding the courage to face any problem heart-first.
This simple, lyrical story celebrates a Sunday morning at an inclusive church that embraces all people regardless of age, class, race, gender identity, and sexual orientation. All are welcome at the church for all!
When a young boy visits his grandfather, their lack of a common language leads to confusion, frustration, and silence. As they sit down to draw together, however, the two form a bond that goes beyond words.
When an elephant plants himself in the road and refuses to move, the people of Prickly Valley try all sorts of methods to get him to go. One thoughtful little girl works up the courage to do what no one else has done: ask him.
Yasmin is a spirited second-grader who's always on the lookout for those "aha" moments to help her solve life's little problems. Taking inspiration from her surroundings and her big imagination, she boldly faces any situation, assuming her imagination doesn't get too big, of course!
Colourful, die-cut dots and playful, grooved paths encourage little fingers to move and explore In a format unlike any other. Seeing the image, tracing its shape, saying its name: these modes of perception combine to stimulate understanding of essential concepts.
All Rupert the mouse wants is to star in a beautiful, wordless picturebook. He has plenty of ideas about what makes a great book. Children and adults alike will chuckle at this comedic take on bookmaking.