Books by (Almost) Local Authors

I love you, Beth Cooper

Larry Doyle.

Humor, Action/Adventure

A side-splittingly funny debut novel which follows the graduation night coming-of-age of a high school valedictorian who--instead of giving the usual speech--publicly confesses his eternal love for the most popular girl in school.



The girl in the green raincoat

Laura Lippman.

Thriller, Mystery

Lippman delivers a new Tess Monaghan novella that first appeared in serial format in "The New York Times."


The black cat : a Richard Jury mystery

Martha Grimes.

Mystery

The inimitable Richard Jury returns in a thrilling tale of mystery, madness, and mistaken identity Three months have passed since Richard Jury was left bereft and guilt- ridden after his lover's tragic auto accident, and he is now more wary than ever. He is deeply suspicious when requested on a case far out of his jurisdiction in an outlying village where a young woman has been murdered behind the local pub. The only witness is the establishment'...


After this

Alice McDermott.

Literary Fiction

Alice McDermott's powerful novel is a vivid portrait of an American family in the middle decades of the twentieth century. Witty, compassionate, and wry, it captures the social, political, and spiritual upheavals of those decades through the experiences of a middle-class couple, their four children, and the changing worlds in which they live. While Michael and Annie Keane taste the alternately intoxicating and bitter first fruits of the sexual re...


Secrets of Harmony Grove

Mindy Starns Clark.

Romance, Mystery, Inspirational

From the bestselling author of "Shadows of Lancaster County" comes an exciting new romantic mystery set in Amish country. Finding herself unemployed, Samantha Collins moves to sleepy Harmony Grove, Pennsylvania to run a bed-and-breakfast. However, when the manager she fires is later found murdered on the property, Samantha's troubles take a serious turn.


Think twice

Lisa Scottoline.

Thriller

From the blockbuster New York Times bestselling author of Look Again comes a novel that makes you question the nature of evil: is it born in us or is it bred? Bennie Rosato looks exactly like her identical twin, Alice Connolly, but the darkness in Alice's soul makes them two very different women. Or at least that's what Bennie believes, until she finds herself buried alive at the hands of her twin. Meanwhile, Alice takes over Bennie's life, imper...


Belong to me

Marisa de los Santos.

Literary Fiction

Everyone has secrets. Some we keep to protect ourselves, others we keep to protect those we love. A devoted city dweller, Cornelia Brown surprised no one more than herself when she was gripped by the sudden, inescapable desire to leave urban life behind and head for an idyllic suburb. Though she knows she and her beloved husband, Teo, have made the right move, she approaches her new life with trepidation and struggles to forge friendships in her ...


Noah's compass : a novel

by Anne Tyler.

Literary Fiction

From the incomparable Anne Tyler, a wise, gently humorous, and deeply compassionate novel about a schoolteacher, who has been forced to retire at sixty-one, coming to terms with the final phase of his life. Liam Pennywell, who set out to be a philosopher and ended up teaching fifth grade, never much liked the job at that run-down private school, so early retirement doesn't bother him. But he is troubled by his inability to remember anything about...


Happy ever after

Nora Roberts.

Romance

Dreams are realized in the eagerly-awaited fourth novel in Nora Roberts's Bride Quartet. As the public face of Vows wedding planning company, Parker Brown has an uncanny knack for fulfilling every bride's vision. She just can't see where her own life is headed. Mechanic Malcomb Kavanaugh loves figuring out how things work, and Parker is no exception. Both know that moving from minor flirtation to major hook-up is a serious step. Parker's business...