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  • Details about The girl who chased the moon : a novel

    The girl who chased the moon : a novel

    Sarah Addison Allen.

    In her latest enchanting novel, New York Times bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen invites you to a quirky little Southern town with more magic than a full Carolina moon. Here two very different women discover how to find their place in the world-no matter how out of place they feel. Emily Benedict came to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother's life. Such as, why did Dulcie Shelby leave her hometown so suddenly? And why did she vow never……more

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  • Details about Scythe

    Scythe

    Neal Shusterman

    Two teens must learn the "art of killing" in the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology. A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life--and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe--a role that neith……more

  • Details about Cut the Clutter

    Cut the Clutter

    Cynthia Ewer

    A guide to conquering clutter and cleaning your home from one of America's leading housekeeping experts. Drowning in clutter, but don't know where to begin? Feeling overwhelmed by a home that is out of control? It's time to take back your space, and Cut the Clutter can help. From how to combat and stay on top of the clutter tide to the most effective tools and methods for cleaning, expert Cynthia Townley Ewer guides you through solving the many obstacles of running an orderly home. Step-by-ste……more

  • Details about Elizabeth I

    Elizabeth I

    Margaret George

    New York Times bestselling author Margaret George captures history's most enthralling queen-as she confronts rivals to her throne and to her heart. One of today's premier historical novelists, Margaret George dazzles here as she tackles her most difficult subject yet: the legendary Elizabeth Tudor, queen of enigma-the Virgin Queen who had many suitors, the victor of the Armada who hated war; the gorgeously attired, jewel- bedecked woman who pinched pennies. England's greatest monarch has baffl……more

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  • Details about Swimmer among the Stars

    Swimmer among the Stars

    Kanishk Tharoor

    "A writer who is gifted not just with extraordinary talent but also with a subtle, original, and probing mind." --Amitav Ghosh In one of the singularly imaginative stories from Kanishk Tharoor's Swimmer Among the Stars , despondent diplomats entertain themselves by playing table tennis in zero gravity--for after rising seas destroy Manhattan, the United Nations moves to an orbiting space hotel. In other tales, a team of anthropologists treks to a remote village to record a language's last survi……more

  • Details about Add a Pinch: Easier, Faster, Fresher Southern Classics

    Add a Pinch: Easier, Faster, Fresher Southern Classics

    Robyn Stone; Ree Drummond (Foreword by)

    Foreword by Ree Drummond Cherished, scrawled-on-a-notecard, old-fashioned Southern recipes--updated for the way we cook today A generation ago, home cooks may have had all day to prepare dinner, but most folks now want convenient, fast recipes that don't rely on canned soups or other processed products. Here, fresh ingredients take center stage in slow cooker meals, casseroles and one-dish suppers, salads, soups, and desserts that have deep, satisfying flavors but are a cinch to make. Smart s……more

  • Details about Void Star: A Novel

    Void Star: A Novel

    Zachary Mason

    A riveting, beautifully written, fugue-like novel of AIs, memory, violence, and mortality Not far in the future the seas have risen and the central latitudes are emptying, but it's still a good time to be rich in San Francisco, where weapons drones patrol the skies to keep out the multitudinous poor. Irina isn't rich, not quite, but she does have an artificial memory that gives her perfect recall and lets her act as a medium between her various employers and their AIs, which are complex to the ……more

  • Details about The Duel: The Parallel Lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr

    The Duel: The Parallel Lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr

    Judith St George

    Learn more about the men who inspired Hamilton: The Musical in this fascinating look at the historical friends turned revolutionary rivals! In curiously parallel lives, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr were both orphaned at an early age. Both were brilliant students who attended college--one at Princeton, the other at Columbia--and studied law. Both were young staff officers under General George Washington, and both became war heroes. Politics beckoned them, and each served in the newly forme……more

  • Details about Gone Without a Trace

    Gone Without a Trace

    Mary Torjussen

    A jaw-dropping novel of psychological suspense that asks, If the love of your life disappeared without a trace, how far would you go to find out why? Hannah Monroe's boyfriend, Matt, is gone. His belongings have disappeared from their house. Every call she ever made to him, every text she ever sent, every photo of him and any sign of him on social media have vanished. It's as though their last four years together never happened. As Hannah struggles to get through the next few days, with humil……more

  • Details about A Train Through Time: My Life, Real and Imagined

    A Train Through Time: My Life, Real and Imagined

    Elizabeth Farnsworth; Mark Serr (Artist)

    How much of our memory is constructed by imagination? And how does memory shape our lives? As a nine-year old, Elizabeth Farnsworth struggled to understand the loss of her mother. On a cross-country trip with her father, the heartsick child searches for her mother at train stations along the way. Even more, she confronts mysteries: death, time, and a mysteriously locked compartment on the train. Weaving a child's experiences with memories from reporting in danger zones like Cambodia and Iraq, F……more

  • Details about Definitions of Indefinable Things

    Definitions of Indefinable Things

    Whitney Taylor

    Reggie isn't really a romantic: she's been hurt too often, and doesn't let people in as a rule. Plus, when you're dealing with the Three Stages of Depression, it's hard to feel warm and fuzzy. When Reggie meets Snake, though, he doesn't give her much of a choice. Snake has a neck tattoo, a Twizzler habit, and a fair share of arrogance, but he's funny, charming, and interested in Reggie. Snake also has an ex-girlfriend who's seven months pregnant. Good thing Reggie isn't a romantic. Definitions o……more

  • Details about Date with Death: A Dales Detective Mystery

    Date with Death: A Dales Detective Mystery

    Julia Chapman

    Samson O'Brien has been dismissed from the police force--quite unfairly, according to him. Now back in his home town of Bruncliffe in the Yorkshire Dales, Samson sets up the Dales Detective Agency while he fights to clear his name. However, the people of Bruncliffe aren't entirely welcoming to a man they see as trouble. Delilah Metcalfe, meanwhile, is struggling to keep her business, the Dales Dating Agency, afloat. When Samson gets his first case, investigating the supposed suicide of a local ……more

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  • Details about  The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao [sound recording]

    The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao [sound recording]

    Junot Díaz

    Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fuké--the curse that has haunted the Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love.……more

  • Details about The Flame Bearer (sound recording)

    The Flame Bearer (sound recording)

    Bernard Cornwell; Maxwell Bates (Read by)

    The next installment of Bernard Cornwell's bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, "like Game of Thrones , but real" ( Observer , London) the basis for The Last Kingdom , the hit television series coming to Netflix in Fall 2016. From the day it was stolen from me I had dreamed of recapturing Bebbanburg. The great fort was built on a rock that was almost an island, it was massive, it could only be approached on land by a single narrow track and it was mine. Britai……more

  • Details about If Not for You (sound recording)

    If Not for You (sound recording)

    Debbie Macomber; Khristine Hvam (Read by)

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber has written an emotionally stirring novel that shows how sometimes a choice can seem wrong even though it's absolutely right. If not for her loving but controlling parents, Beth Prudhomme might never have taken charge of her life and moved from her native Chicago to Portland, Oregon, where she's reconnected with her spirited Aunt Sunshine and found a job as a high school music teacher. If not for her friend Nichole, Beth would never have met ……more

  • Details about The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir (sound recording)

    The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir (sound recording)

    Ariel Levy (Read by)

    A gorgeous memoir about a woman overcoming dramatic loss and finding reinvention--for readers of Cheryl Strayed and Joan Didion When thirty-eight-year-old New Yorker writer Ariel Levy left for a reporting trip to Mongolia in 2012, she was pregnant, married, financially secure, and successful on her own terms. A month later, none of that was true. Levy picks you up and hurls you through the story of how she built an unconventional life and then watched it fall apart with astonishing speed. Like……more

  • Details about Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook (sound recording)

    Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook (sound recording)

    Tony Robbins

    After interviewing fifty of the world's greatest financial minds and penning the #1 New York Times bestseller Money: Master the Game , Tony Robbins returns with a step-by-step playbook, taking you on a journey to transform your financial life and accelerate your path to financial freedom. No matter your salary, your stage of life, or when you started, this book will provide the tools to help you achieve your financial goals more rapidly than you ever thought possible. Robbins, who has coached mo……more

  • Details about Bone Box (sound recording)

    Bone Box (sound recording)

    Faye Kellerman; Richard Ferrone (Read by)

    In this thrilling chapter in Faye Kellerman's bestselling series, Rina Lazarus makes a shocking discovery in the woods of her upstate New York community that leads her husband, police detective Peter Decker, through a series of gruesome, decades old, unsolved murders, pointing to a diabolical, serial killer who's been hiding in plain sight. On a bright and crisp September morning, while walking a bucolic woodland trail, Rina Decker stumbles upon human remains once buried deep beneath the forest……more

  • Details about Mississippi Blood (sound recording)

    Mississippi Blood (sound recording)

    Greg Iles; Scott Brick (Read by)

    Shattered by grief and dreaming of vengeance, Penn Cage sees his world collapsing around him. The woman he loves is gone, his principles have been irrevocably compromised, and his father, Dr. Tom Cage, is about to be tried for the murder of a former lover. Most terrifying of all, Dr. Cage seems bent on self-destruction, preferring to risk dying in prison to revealing the truth to his son. For decades Dr. Cage has had a second son known to almost no one, the product of an affair with his African……more

  • Details about In This Grave Hour (sound recording)

    In This Grave Hour (sound recording)

    Jacqueline Winspear; Orlagh Cassidy (Read by)

    As Britain becomes engulfed in a second World War, the indomitable Maisie Dobbs is plunged into a treacherous battle of her own when she stumbles on the deaths of refugees who may have been more than ordinary people seeking sanctuary on English soil, in this enthralling chapter in Jacqueline Winspear's enormously popular New York Times bestselling series. Critics have long sung the praises of Jacqueline Winspear and her bestselling Maisie Dobbs series. In the thirteenth installment, Maisie---on……more

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  • Details about The Eagle Huntress (videorecording)

    The Eagle Huntress (videorecording)

    Otto Bell (Directed By)

    A 13-year-old Mongolian girl named Aisholpan Nurgaiv strives to become the first female in her culture to learn to hunt alongside a trained eagle. As she prepares for an annual eagle-hunting competition, she must also deal with the disapproval of several tribal elders. Directed by Otto Bell. ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi…more

  • Details about Lion (videorecording)

    Lion (videorecording)

    Garth Davis (Directed By)

    In this adaptation of the memoir A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley, a five-year-old Indian boy is adopted by an Australian couple after he gets lost in Calcutta. Years later, he struggles with his memories of his birth family, and decides to begin a search for them. Dev Patel stars as the adult Brierley in this drama directed by Garth Davis. Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, and Rooney Mara co-star. ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi…more

  • Details about Hidden Figures (videorecording)

    Hidden Figures (videorecording)

    Theodore Melfi (Directed By)

    As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.…more

  • Details about Mars: Season One (videorecording)

    Mars: Season One (videorecording)

    Set in the year 2033, this one-of-a-kind blend of scripted drama and fascinating documentary sequences centers on twin female astronauts who courageously embark on an epic adventure: humanity's awe-inspiring quest to colonize Mars. The world's most brilliant minds in space exploration, including visionary thinkers Elon Musk, Neil deGrasse Tyson, NASA astronauts and more, share what the not-so-distant future may hold for all of us.…more

  • Details about To walk invisible : the Bronte sisters

    To walk invisible : the Bronte sisters

    Sally Wainwright

    Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte face a bleak future, with their father half-blind, and troubled brother Branwell in decline. As their situation worsens, Charlotte sees that writing could offer a way out. This is the story of the sisters' great novels and their extraordinary battle for recognition.…more

  • Details about Paterson (videorecording)

    Paterson (videorecording)

    Jim Jarmusch (Directed By)

    Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey - they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes poetry into a notebook; he walks his dog; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer. He goes home to his wife, Laura. By contrast, Laura's world is ever changing.…more

  • Details about The Witness for the Prosecution (videorecording)

    The Witness for the Prosecution (videorecording)

    In 1920s London, brutal and bloodthirsty murder has stained the plush carpets of a handsome London townhouse. The victim is the glamorous and rich Emily French. All the evidence points to Leonard Vole, a young chancer to whom the heiress left her vast fortune and who ruthlessly took her life. At least, this is the story that Emily's dedicated housekeeper Janet Mcintyre stands by in court. Leonard however, is adamant that his partner, the enigmatic chorus girl Romaine, can prove his innocence.…more

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