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  • Details about The Hunting Accident: A True Story of Crime and Poetry

    The Hunting Accident: A True Story of Crime and Poetry

    David Carlson; Landis Blair (Illustrator)

    It was a hunting accident--that much Charlie is sure of. That's how his father, Matt Rizzo--a gentle intellectual who writes epic poems in Braille--had lost his vision. It's not until Charlie's troubled teenage years, when he's facing time for his petty crimes, that he learns the truth. Matt Rizzo was blinded by a shotgun blast to the face--but it was while participating in an armed robbery. Newly blind and without hope, Matt began his bleak new life at Stateville Prison. But in this unlikely ……more

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  • Details about Golden Hill

    Golden Hill

    Francis Spufford

    A Wall Street Journal Top Ten Fiction Book of 2017 * A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book of the Year * A Seattle Times Favorite Book of 2017 * An NPR Best Book of 2017 * A Kirkus Reviews Best Historical Fiction Book of the Year * A Library Journal Top Historical Fiction Book of the Year * Winner of the Costa First Novel Award, the RSL Ondaatje Prize, and the Desmond Elliott Prize "Gorgeously crafted...Spufford's sprawling recreation here is pitch perfect." --Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air "A……more

  • Details about The Maze at Windermere: A Novel

    The Maze at Windermere: A Novel

    Gregory Blake Smith

    "A dazzling high-wire act. I turned every page with a sense of wonder and excitement." --RICHARD RUSSO A richly layered novel of love, ambition, and duplicity, set against the storied seascape of Newport, Rhode Island A reckless wager between a tennis pro with a fading career and a drunken party guest--the stakes are an antique motorcycle and an heiress's diamond necklace--launches a narrative odyssey that braids together three centuries of aspiration and adversity. A witty and urbane bachelo……more

  • Details about Britt-Marie Was Here

    Britt-Marie Was Here

    Fredrik Backman

    The bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry returns with an irresistible novel about finding love and second chances in the most unlikely of places. Britt-Marie can't stand mess. A disorganized cutlery drawer ranks high on her list of unforgivable sins. She begins her day at 6 a.m., because only lunatics wake up later than that. And she is not passive-aggressive. Not in the least. It's just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestion……more

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  • Details about Fledge: Launching Your Kids Without Losing Your Mind

    Fledge: Launching Your Kids Without Losing Your Mind

    Brenda Yoder

    Your kids are spreading their wings. Are you ready? In Fledge, counselor, educator, and mother Brenda L. Yoder helps Christian parents navigate the many transitions of the launching years. How do you parent tweens at home and young adults away from home at the same time? What's a good balance between boundaries and freedom? How can you pray for your fledgling youth? And what do you do with all that mom grief? Your job as a parent isn't over; it's just changing. Equip yourself with biblical wisdo……more

  • Details about The Heart Forger

    The Heart Forger

    Rin Chupeco

    In The Bone Witch, Tea mastered resurrection--now she's after revenge... No one knows death like Tea. A bone witch who can resurrect the dead, she has the power to take life...and return it. And she is done with her self-imposed exile. Her heart is set on vengeance, and she now possesses all she needs to command the mighty daeva. With the help of these terrifying beasts, she can finally enact revenge against the royals who wronged her--and took the life of her one true love. But there are thos……more

  • Details about The Other Mother: A Novel

    The Other Mother: A Novel

    Carol Goodman

    "An atmospheric and harrowing tale, richly literary in complexity but ripe with all the crazed undertones, confusions, and forebodings inherent in the gothic genre. Recommend this riveting, du Maurier-like novel to fans of Jennifer McMahon." -- Booklist (starred review) From the author of the internationally bestselling The Lake of Dead Languages comes a gripping novel about madness, motherhood, love, and trust. When Daphne Marist and her infant daughter, Chloe, pull up the gravel drive to the……more

  • Details about The Italian Party: A Novel

    The Italian Party: A Novel

    Christina Lynch

    One of the Wall Street Journal' s "Six More Books to Read This Winter" * "Required Reading," The New York Post * Library Journal 's "Spring/Summer Bests" of 2018 Tina Jordan, The New York Times Book Review p odcast: "Deeply funny." Bustle: "[A] sweltering thriller set against the backdrop of what is probably your dream getaway destination: Tuscany." Real Simple: "Perfect for anyone who has dreamed of escaping life to live abroad, and addresses how the political can influence the personal in……more

  • Details about If I Die Tonight: A Novel

    If I Die Tonight: A Novel

    Alison Gaylin

    Reminiscent of the bestsellers of Laura Lippman and Harlan Coben--with a dose of Big Little Lies or Stranger Things--an absorbing, addictive tale of psychological suspense from the author of the highly acclaimed and Edgar Award-nominated What Remains of Me and the USA Today bestselling and Shamus Award-winning Brenna Spector series, in which a seemingly open-and-shut police case with a clear-cut hero and villain turns out to be anything but simple. Late one night in the quiet Hudson Valley town……more

  • Details about This Is How It Ends

    This Is How It Ends

    Eva Dolan

    Three hundred gone. Just six left. The building was once home to families, friends, children, couples, love, life. Now, almost every apartment is empty, the inhabitants forced out by the developers tearing down the old social housing to build luxury homes. Only a few of the inhabitants have fought back against the attempts to evict them from their homes and their histories. And they have been joined by passionate student protester and would-be journalist, Ella, who is leading a high-profile me……more

  • Details about The One

    The One

    John Marrs

    How far would you go to find The One? A simple DNA test is all it takes. Just a quick mouth swab and soon you'll be matched with your perfect partner--the one you're genetically made for. That's the promise made by Match Your DNA. A decade ago, the company announced that they had found the gene that pairs each of us with our soul mate. Since then, millions of people around the world have been matched. But the discovery has its downsides: test results have led to the breakup of countless relati……more

  • Details about Miles Away from You

    Miles Away from You

    A. B. Rutledge

    From debut voice A.B. Rutledge comes a quirky and completely fresh story of young love, loss, and the drastic distances we sometimes have to travel in order to move on, perfect for fans of Adam Silvera and Jandy Nelson. Explores gender nonconformity and the spectrum of sexual preference in an authentic way. It's been three years since Miles fell for Vivian, a talented and dazzling transgender girl. Eighteen months since a suicide attempt left Vivian on life support. Now Miles isn't sure who he ……more

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  • Details about Let Me Lie (sound recording)

    Let Me Lie (sound recording)

    Clare Mackintosh (Read by); Gemma Whelan (Read by)

    In the newest psychological thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of I Let You Go and I See You , Clare Mackintosh brings us a gripping story about how those who love us never really leave us... Two years ago, Tom and Caroline Johnson committed suicide, one seemingly unable to live without the other. Their adult daughter, Anna, is struggling to come to terms with her parents' deaths, unable to comprehend why they chose to end their lives. Now with a young baby herself, she feels h……more

  • Details about This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today (sound recording)

    This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today (sound recording)

    Chrissy Metz (Read by); Kevin Carr O'Leary (Contribution by)

    An inspirational book about life and its lessons from the Golden Globe and Emmy nominated star of NBC's This Is Us.When This Is Us debuted in fall 2016, a divided America embraced a show that celebrates human connection. The critically acclaimed series became America's most watched-and most talked about-network show, even building on its fan base in the drama's second season. As Kate Pearson, Chrissy Metz presents a character that has never been seen on television, yet viewers see themselves in ……more

  • Details about Elastic: The Science of Flexible Thinking--In a Time of Change (sound recording)

    Elastic: The Science of Flexible Thinking--In a Time of Change (sound recording)

    Leonard Mlodinow

    From the best-selling author of Subliminal and The Drunkard's Walk , a groundbreaking new look at the neuroscience of change, and at how tapping into elastic thinking will help us thrive in the modern world. Drawing on cutting-edge research, Leonard Mlodinow takes us on an illuminating journey through the mechanics of our minds as we navigate the rapidly changing landscapes around us. Out of the exploratory instincts that allowed our ancestors to prosper hundreds of thousands of years ago, huma……more

  • Details about La Belle Sauvage (sound recording)

    La Belle Sauvage (sound recording)

    Philip Pullman

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 2018 Odyssey Honor 2018 ALSC Notable Children's Recording The Washington Post Best Audiobook of 2017 Slate Best Audiobook of 2017 Booklist Editor's Choice Audio for Youth AudioFile Best YA Audiobooks of 2017 "Too few things in our world are worth a seventeen year wait: The Book of Dus t is one of them." -- The Washington Post Philip Pullman returns to the parallel world of his groundbreaking novel The Golden Compass to expand on the story of Lyra, "one of fan……more

  • Details about The Flight Attendant: A Novel (sound recording)

    The Flight Attendant: A Novel (sound recording)

    Chris Bohjalian

    From the New York Times bestselling author of The Guest Room, a powerful story about the ways an entire life can change in one night: A flight attendant wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man - and no idea what happened. Cassandra Bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings. She's a binge drinker, her job with the airline making it easy to find adventure, and the occasional blackouts seem to be inevitable. She lives with them, and the accompanying self-loathing. When she a……more

  • Details about The Trail to Crazy Man (sound recording)

    The Trail to Crazy Man (sound recording)

    Louis L'Amour

    Louis L'Amour is now one of the most iconic Western writers of all time, but once upon a time he was Jim Mayo, a regular writer for the pulps. Some of the tales he wrote in those days stuck with him enough that he later revised and expanded them into novels. But there was a special magic to the originals, and after research and restoration, these stories appear here now in their original form.In "The Trail to Peach Meadow Canon," Mike Bastian, taken in by the legendary outlaw Ben Curry as an orp……more

  • Details about Unmasked (sound recording)

    Unmasked (sound recording)

    Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Published to coincide with his seventy-fifth birthday, a memoir by revered, award-winning composer, producer, and impresario of some of the most recognized musicals in the history of theater, including The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, and Evita. In Unmasked, internationally acclaimed composer Andrew Lloyd Webber looks back over more than five decades in the spotlight as he recounts his fascinating life and remarkable career. He goes back to his origins, illuminating his charming, offbeat family, ……more

  • Details about Sweet Vengeance (sound recording)

    Sweet Vengeance (sound recording)

    Fern Michaels

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels' new novel is a deeply satisfying and uplifting story of one woman's journey from heartbreak to triumph. Tessa Jamison couldn't have imagined anything worse than losing her beloved twin girls and husband--until she was convicted of their murder. For ten years, she has counted off the days in Florida's Correctional Center for Women, fully expecting to die behind bars. Fighting to prove her innocence holds little appeal now that her family's gone……more

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  • Details about Coco (videorecording)

    Coco (videorecording)

    Lee Unkrich

    Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.…more

  • Details about Chesapeake Shores: Season 2 (videorecording)

    Chesapeake Shores: Season 2 (videorecording)

    Hallmark Home Entertainment

    Season two of the multi-generational family dram follows Abby O'Brien, a high-powered career woman, divorcee and mother to twin daughters, as she adjusts to life back in her hometown of Chesapeake Shores. Abby now balances a budding relationship with her former high school sweetheart. Trace, working for a firm that does business with her uncompromising father Mick and raising two young daughters.…more

  • Details about Framed for Murder: A Fixer Upper Mystery (videorecording)

    Framed for Murder: A Fixer Upper Mystery (videorecording)

    Mark Jean (Directed By)

    In the small resort town of Lighthouse Cove, everyone knows that the best man for the job is a woman. And that woman is Shannon Hughes, owner of a construction company and an expert in Victorian home restoration and renovation. Through her renovations she will find clues to uncover the house's secret past and in turn become an unlikely sleuth to help crack these unsolved mysteries.…more

  • Details about Campfire Kiss (videorecording)

    Campfire Kiss (videorecording)

    James Head (Directed By)

    Feeling disconnected with her teenage son, a protective mother decides to step outside of her comfort zone and take him camping. But as soon as she arrives, she begins butting heads with her cabin neighbor, a single father and outdoorsman who is also in search of a connection with his teen daughter.…more

  • Details about Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time (videorecording)

    Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time (videorecording)

    Steven Moffat

    This Christmas, the Doctor comes face to face with, the Doctor! The epic finale to the Peter Capaldi era of Doctor Who is coming to DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD, featuring the return of Pearl Mackie and special guests Mark Gatiss and David Bradley, and introducing the Thirteenth Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker. It promises to be an epic adventure fans won't want to miss!…more

  • Details about An Uncommon Grace (videorecording)

    An Uncommon Grace (videorecording)

    David Mackay

    Grace Connor, a military nurse formerly stationed in Afghanistan, hopes that moving to a farm in rural Ohio will help her recover from the ravages of war. Levi Troyer finds his pacifist beliefs challenged when he discovers his stepfather has been killed and his mother wounded by an unknown intruder. Levi and Grace are thrown together when she comes to his family's rescue and saves his mother's life.…more

  • Details about Blue Planet II

    Blue Planet II

    James Honeyborne; Mark Brownlow; David Attenborough (Foreword by)

    Take a deep breath and dive into the mysteries of the ocean. Our understanding of ocean life has changed dramatically in the last decade, with new species, new behaviours, and new habitats being discovered at a rapid rate. Blue Planet II , which accompanies an epic 7-part series on BBC1, is a ground-breaking new look at the richness and variety of underwater life across our planet. From ambush hunters such as the carnivorous bobbit worm to cuttlefish mesmerising their prey with a pulsating lig……more

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