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Al Richardson enjoys small town life, but things are about to get hectic when Al's wife decides she wants to open a B&B, the new town veterinarian does not understand why she only has one patient, and there might even be an illegal parade.
In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation, an urgently needed reckoning with the beauty and tragedy of American history.
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.
A New York Times journalist traces her psychologically provocative, four-year conversation with a young serial killer who murdered eight women and hid them in the basement of his family home, a relationship that dangerously challenged her sense of self.
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.
This teen novel is a glorious romp through 1700s Europe following Henry Montague, his sister Felicity, and his best friend (and crush) Percy as they go on their Grand Tour. There are highwaymen, pirates, thievery, sex, and alchemy. Full of adventure, interesting characters, and a lovely unconventional romance. I couldn’t put it down. A great summer read! - Cat
In an ambitious tale of a clan and a nation, Makumbi weaves together the stories of Kintu's descendants as they seek to break from the burden of their shared past and reconcile the inheritance of tradition and the modern world that is their future.
An Irish immigrant's suicide, though it’s never spoken of, reverberates through innumerable lives in a Catholic section of Brooklyn from the early part of the twentieth century and through the decades that follow. Among them are his widow and then unborn child, the nuns who serve the community, and the neighborhood families whose lives are entwined.
A beautiful memoir of one woman's journey from her rural Midwestern hometown to the world of New York City fine dining--and back again--in search of her culinary roots. It pulses with energy, a cook’s eye for detail, and dry Midwestern humor as she realizes the marrow running through her bones is not demi-glace but gravy--thick with nostalgia and hard to resist.
When Evan Smoak quits the "under-the-radar" government Orphan Program to help those in need, he finds himself a target of someone with similar training and knowledge. This is a fast-paced, action-packed thriller and first in a series.
This is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It's about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It's divided into four chapters, and each one serves a different purpose, deals with a different pain and heals a different heartache. Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.
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.
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 seventeen-year-old Abby Turner is rejected from an art show because her work “has no heart” she gives herself one month to do ten things, ranging from face a fear (#3) to learn a stranger's story (#5) to fall in love (#8). Funny and romantic, this effervescent story about family, friendship, and finding yourself is perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han.
Blaming himself for the fire that destroyed his home and ended his mother's life, Theo, a talented student and athlete, focuses on securing a scholarship that will let him escape his hometown only to be assigned a family history project that forces him to confront his patchy memory of what really happened.
When Dimple Shah and Rishi Patel meet at a Stanford University summer program, Dimple is avoiding her parents' obsession with "marriage prospects" but Rishi hopes to woo her into accepting arranged marriage with him.
Winnie Mehta’s relationship with Raj was written in the stars, or at least she thought so until she found him hooking up with another girl. As a self-proclaimed Bollywood expert, Winnie knows this is not how her perfect ending is scripted. Dev, a charming film geek, challenges Winnie to look beyond her horoscope and choose for herself. But does falling for Dev mean giving up on her prophecy and her chance to live happily ever after?
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.
Ghouls live among us, normal except their craving for human flesh. Ken Kaneki is an ordinary college student until a violent encounter turns him into the first half-human half-ghoul hybrid in this horror manga.
Students, teachers, and staff from a High School in Milwaukee vanished. Light years away, 513 people find themselves in the middle of an ancient wilderness. Where are they? Why are they there? The answers will prove stranger than anyone could imagine.
On the anniversary of their best friend Summer's death, a seemingly insignificant discovery resurrects the mystery and pulls Mia and Brynn back together once again. But as the lines begin to blur between past and present and fiction and reality, the girls must confront what really happened in the woods all those years ago--no matter how monstrous.
Asra is a demigod with a dangerous gift: the ability to dictate the future by writing with her blood. To keep her power secret, she leads a quiet life as a healer on a remote mountain, content to help the people in her care and spend time with Ina, the mortal girl she loves.
Three teens, Courtney, Jupiter and Rae, in a complex love triangle navigate a fine line between friendship and romantic love. An illuminating exploration of old friendships, new crushes, and the path to self-discovery.
When a girl is found dead at her elite boarding school, soccer-star Kay Donovan follows a scavenger hunt which implicates suspects increasingly close to her, unraveling her group of popular friends and perfectly constructed life.
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.
Thoughts open up to other thoughts, and ideas are born and carried forward, often transforming into other ideas until he finds that ideas really are all around, you just have to know what to do with them.
Casey loves to play with his blocks, puzzles, and dump truck, but he also loves things that sparkle, shimmer, and glitter. When his older sister, Jessie, shows off her new shimmery skirt, Casey wants to wear a shimmery skirt too.
Cuddle up with your child and enjoy some special time together while you share this charming book that gives babies a wonderful start. There are things to look at and learn, patterns and shapes to identify and discover, ideas to think about, and snuggles to share.
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!
Filled with up-to-date information, photographs, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discover in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.
Danny is in seventh grade and really needs a new best friend. She inherits a magic sketchbook from her eccentric great-aunt and anything she sketches in it comes to life, so she draws Madison, the most amazing, perfect, and awesome best friend ever.
When Carmela wakes up on her birthday, her wish has already come true--she's finally old enough to join her big brother as he does the family errands. Together, they travel through their neighborhood where Carmela finds a lone dandelion growing in the pavement. But before she can blow its white fluff away, her brother tells her she has to make a wish.
When Louisiana Elefante's granny wakes her up in the middle of the night to tell her that the day of reckoning has arrived and they have to leave home immediately, Louisiana isn't overly worried. After all, Granny has many middle-of-the-night ideas. But this time, things are different
Readers will take a tour of all 50 incredible states. They will get a chance to see the natural landscape, find out how people live in Colorado's towns and cities, learn about the chosen state's history, and much more. Best for ages 7-10.
Readers will tour the countries of the world and learn about their landscapes, cities, history and traditions. Each book will give a taste of the local culture and take a close look at the many plants and animals found there. Best for ages 10-12
This book is an inventive visual take on astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. With eye-catching artwork, step-by-step diagrams, and illustrations that break down complicated ideas into manageable concepts, The Science Book will have readers conversant in genetic engineering, black holes, and global warming in no time.