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  • 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 The age of miracles : a novel

    The age of miracles : a novel

    Karen Thompson Walker.

    With a voice as distinctive and original as that of The Lovely Bones, and for the fans of the speculative fiction of Margaret Atwood, Karen Thompson Walker's The Age of Miracles is a luminous, haunting, and unforgettable debut novel about coming of age set against the backdrop of an utterly altered world. "It still amazes me how little we really knew.... Maybe everything that happened to me and my family had nothing at all to do with the slowing. It's possible, I guess. But I doubt it. I doubt i……more

  • 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

  • Details about Beauty, Beast, and Belladonna

    Beauty, Beast, and Belladonna

    Maia Chance

    "Variety hall actress Ophelia Flax knows how to win over an audience. That's why she's accepted the marriage proposal of the brutish Comte de Griffe to nettle her occasional investigative partner-and romantic sparring partner-the pompous if dashing Professor Penrose.a But with his boorish table manners, wild mane of hair, and habit of prowling away the wee hours, the comte has shredded Ophelia's last nerve. She intends to disengage from her feral fiancU at his winter hunting party-until Penrose,……more

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  • Details about The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen: Awesome Female Characters from Comic Book History

    The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen: Awesome Female Characters from Comic Book History

    Hope Nicholson

    A woman's place is saving the universe. Think comic books can't feature strong female protagonists? Think again! In The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen you'll meet the most fascinating exemplars of the powerful, compelling, entertaining, and heroic female characters who've populated comic books from the very beginning. This spectacular sisterhood includes costumed crimebusters like Miss Fury, super-spies like Tiffany Sinn, sci-fi pioneers like Gale Allen, and even kid troublemakers like L……more

  • Details about The Best of Adam Sharp

    The Best of Adam Sharp

    Graeme Simsion

    "It's a fun sweet ride." -- The Washington Post One of Glamour Magazine's "Most Anticipated Books of 2017" "An extraordinary literary treat that reminds readers the best things in life have nothing to do with plans." --20 Must-Read Books for Spring 2017,   Two decades ago, Adam Sharp's piano playing led him into a passionate relationship with Angelina Brown, an intelligent and strong-willed actress. They had a chance at something more--but Adam didn't take it. Now, on the cu……more

  • Details about The Dinner Party: Stories

    The Dinner Party: Stories

    Joshua Ferris

    One of the most anticipated books of 2017-- New York Magazine , The Washington Post, New York Observer , The Millions, Book Riot's "All the Books" Podcast, and Fuse The first collection of short stories from the critically acclaimed, prize-winning author of To Rise Again at a Decent Hour . These eleven stories by Joshua Ferris, many of which were first published in The New Yorker , are at once thrilling, strange, and comic. The modern tribulations of marriage, ambition, and the fear of missing……more

  • Details about Within the Sanctuary of Wings: A Memoir by Lady Trent

    Within the Sanctuary of Wings: A Memoir by Lady Trent

    Marie Brennan

    Within the Sanctuary of Wings is the conclusion to Marie Brennan's thrilling Lady Trent Memoirs After nearly five decades (and, indeed, the same number of volumes), one might think they were well-acquainted with the Lady Isabella Trent--dragon naturalist, scandalous explorer, and perhaps as infamous for her company and feats of daring as she is famous for her discoveries and additions to the scientific field. And yet--after her initial adventure in the mountains of Vystrana, and her exploits i……more

  • Details about North of Happy

    North of Happy

    Adi Alsaid

    His whole life has been mapped out for him... Carlos Portillo has always led a privileged and sheltered life. A dual citizen of Mexico and the United States, he lives in Mexico City with his wealthy family, where he attends an elite international school. Always a rule follower and a parent pleaser, Carlos is more than happy to tread the well-worn path in front of him. He has always loved food and cooking, but his parents see it as just a hobby. When his older brother, Felix--who has dropped ou……more

  • Details about And Then There Was Me: A Novel

    And Then There Was Me: A Novel

    Sadeqa Johnson

    Bea and Awilda have been best friends from the moment Awilda threw her fourteen year-old self across Bea's twin-sized bed as if they had known each other forever. Bubbly, adventurous Awilda taught sheltered, shy Bea how to dress, wear her hair and what to do with boys. She even introduced Bea to her husband, Lonnie, in college, who pledged to take good care of her for the rest of their lives. But philanderer Lonnie breaks that promise over and over again, leaving Bea to wrestle with her self-est……more

  • Details about What the Dead Leave Behind

    What the Dead Leave Behind

    Rosemary Simpson

    Set amidst the opulent mansions and cobblestone streets of Old New York, this enthralling historical mystery by Rosemary Simpson brings the Gilded Age to life--in a tantalizing tale of old money, new love, and grave suspicion . . . WHAT THE DEAD LEAVE BEHIND As the Great Blizzard of 1888 cripples the vast machinery that is New York City, heiress Prudence MacKenzie sits anxiously within her palatial Fifth Avenue home waiting for her fianc#65533;'s safe return. But the fearsome storm rages thr……more

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  • Details about No Easy Target (sound recording)

    No Easy Target (sound recording)

    Iris Johansen

    When an enemy from her past threatens to return, Margaret Douglas must go on the run. But danger is in hot pursuit, and Margaret finds herself matching wits with a man who refuses to be stopped. Turning from the hunted to the hunter, Margaret must use everything she has to not only survive, but defeat evil and prove she's no easy target.…more

  • Details about Ice ghosts : the epic hunt for the lost Franklin Expedition (sound recording)

    Ice ghosts : the epic hunt for the lost Franklin Expedition (sound recording)

    Paul Watson

    Ice Ghosts weaves together the epic story of the Lost Franklin Expedition of 1845--whose two ships and crew of 129 were lost to the Arctic ice--with the modern tale of the scientists, divers, and local Inuit behind the incredible discovery of the flagship's wreck in 2014.Paul Watson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was on the icebreaker that led the discovery expedition, tells a fast-paced historical adventure story: Sir John Franklin and the crew of the HMS Erebus and Terror setting off……more

  • Details about Gem and Dixie (sound recording)

    Gem and Dixie (sound recording)

    Julia Whelan (Read by); Sara Zarr

    Gem & Dixie is the new novel from renowned young adult author and National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr--a deep, nuanced, and gorgeously written story about the complex relationship between two sisters from a broken home.Gem has never known what it is to have security. She's never known an adult she can truly rely on. But the one constant in her life has been Dixie. Gem grew up taking care of her sister when no one else could: not their mother, whose issues make it hard for her to keep food……more

  • Details about Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (sound recording)

    Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (sound recording)

    Trevor Noah (Read by)

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man's coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times - Newsday - Esquire - NPR - Booklist Trevor Noah's unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mot……more

  • Details about The American Spirit (sound recording)

    The American Spirit (sound recording)

    David McCullough

    A timely collection of speeches by David McCullough, the most honored historian in the United States--winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among many others--that reminds us of fundamental American principles. Over the course of his distinguished career, David McCullough has spoken before Congress, the White House, colleges and universities, historical societies, and other esteemed institutions. Now, at a time of self-reflection in Ameri……more

  • Details about Heartless (sound recording)

    Heartless (sound recording)

    Marissa Meyer; Rebecca Soler (Read by)

    Rebecca Soler, narrator of Marissa Meyer's The Lunar Chronicles, returns to narrate this program. -Narrator Rebecca Soler delivers a take-no-prisoners performance for the third title in The Lunar Chronicles. Her instinctive delivery of Meyer's humor makes the story an addictive listen. Series fans and new listeners will be equally entranced.- --AudioFile Magazine on Cress Long before she was the terror of Wonderland--the infamous Queen of Hearts--she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love……more

  • Details about Opening Skinner's Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century (sound recording)

    Opening Skinner's Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century (sound recording)

    Lauren Slater; Jo Anna Perrin (Narrated by)

    Beginning with B. F. Skinner and the legend of a child raised in a box, Lauren Slater takes us from a deep empathy with Stanley Milgram's obedience subjects to a funny and disturbing re-creation of an experiment questioning the validity of psychiatric diagnosis. Previously described only in academic journals and textbooks, these often daring experiments have never before been narrated as stories, chock-full of plot, wit, personality, and theme.…more

  • Details about The Hope Chest: A Novel (sound recording)

    The Hope Chest: A Novel (sound recording)

    Viola Shipman; Andi Arndt (Read by)

    The Hope Chest is a deeply emotional novel about three people who have seemingly lost all hope until one woman's heirloom hope chest is rediscovered in the attic, along with its contents and secrets.Mattie is a fiercely independent woman battling ALS; Don, her deeply devoted husband is facing a future without his one true love; and Rose, their struggling caregiver, is a young, single mother who feels trapped in her life. With each item that is discovered - including a beloved doll, family dishes……more

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  • Details about Gold (videorecording)

    Gold (videorecording)

    Matthew McConaughey

    Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, teams up with a similarly eager geologist and sets off on an amazing journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. Getting the gold was hard but keeping it is even more difficult, sparking an adventure through the most powerful boardrooms of Wall Street.…more

  • Details about Tanna


    Bentley Dean (Directed By); Martin Butler (Directed By)

    In one of the last traditional tribes in the South Pacific, a young girl falls in love with her chief 's grandson. But when war with their enemies escalates, Wawa is unknowingly betrothed as part of a peace deal. The young lovers run away, but are pursued by warriors of both tribes. With their lives on the line, the star-crossed lovers must choose between their hearts and the peaceful future of the tribe. Spoken language is Nauvhal.…more

  • Details about Nero's sunken city

    Nero's sunken city

    Richard Bradley

    Baiae, an ancient Roman city lost to the same volcanoes that entombed Pompeii. But unlike Pompeii, Baiae sits under water, in the Bay of Naples. Nearly 2,000 years ago, the city was an escape for Rome's rich and powerful elite, a place where they were free of the social restrictions of Roman society.…more

  • Details about American Pastoral (videorecording)

    American Pastoral (videorecording)

    Ewan McGregor

    Seymour 'Swede' Levov, a once-legendary high school athlete, is a successful businessman married to an ex-beauty queen, Dawn. When Swede and Dawn's daughter disappears after being accused of a violent crime, Swede's perfect life is broken forever and he is left to make sense out of the chaos.…more

  • Details about La La Land

    La La Land

    Damien Chazelle (Directed By)

    A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. This original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing dreams.…more

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