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  • Details about The Stolen Marriage

    The Stolen Marriage

    Diane Chamberlain

    Steeped in history and filled with heart-wrenching twists, The Stolen Marriage is an emotionally captivating novel of secrets, betrayals, prejudice, and forgiveness. It showcases Diane Chamberlain at the top of her talent. One mistake, one fateful night, and Tess DeMello's life is changed forever. It is 1944. Pregnant, alone, and riddled with guilt, twenty-three-year-old Tess DeMello abruptly gives up her budding career as a nurse and ends her engagement to the love of her life, unable to liv……more

    Recommended by Linda Krauss

  • Details about Tasty Latest and Greatest: Everything You Want to Cook Right Now (an Official Tasty Cookbook)

    Tasty Latest and Greatest: Everything You Want to Cook Right Now (an Official Tasty Cookbook)

    Tasty, Buzzfeed's popular cooking brand, delivers both comforting and healthy weeknight dinners for meat-lovers, vegetarians, and vegans alike, plus treats like ice cream, chocolate desserts, and rainbow recipes galore. You've been mesmerized by their top down recipe videos, but there's still something about having a tangible album of edible deliciousness at your fingertips. Enter: TASTY LATEST & GREATEST. This cookbook is just that: 80+ winning recipes, anointed by fans like you, that have ……more

  • Details about We Have Always Lived in the Castle

    We Have Always Lived in the Castle

    Shirley Jackson

    Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate with her sister Constance and her uncle Julian. Not long ago there were seven Blackwoods--until a fatal dose of arsenic found its way into the sugar bowl one terrible night. Acquitted of the murders, Constance has returned home, where Merricat protects her from the curiousity and hostility of the villagers. Their days pass in happy isolation until cousin Charles appears. Only Merricat can see the danger, and she must act swiftly to keep Constance fro……more

  • Details about Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health

    Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health

    William Davis; William Davis

    Renowned cardiologist, William Davis, MD explains how eliminating wheat from our diets can prevent fat storage, shrink unsightly bulges, and reverse myriad health problems. Every day, over 200 million Americans consume food products made of wheat. As a result, over 100 million of them experience some form of adverse health effect, ranging from minor rashes and high blood sugar to the unattractive stomach bulges that preventive cardiologist William Davis calls "wheat bellies." According to Davis……more

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  • Details about Truly Devious

    Truly Devious

    Maureen Johnson

    New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson weaves a delicate tale of murder and mystery in the first book of a striking new series, perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and E. Lockhart. Ellingham Academy is a famous private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists. It was founded by Albert Ellingham, an early twentieth century tycoon, who wanted to make a wonderful place full of riddles, twisting pathways, and gardens. "A place," he said, "where learning is a g……more

  • Details about The Grave's a Fine and Private Place: A Flavia de Luce Novel

    The Grave's a Fine and Private Place: A Flavia de Luce Novel

    Alan Bradley

    "The world's greatest adolescent British chemist/busybody/sleuth" ( The Seattle Times ), Flavia de Luce, returns in a twisty new mystery novel from award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Alan Bradley. In the wake of an unthinkable family tragedy, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is struggling to fill her empty days. For a needed escape, Dogger, the loyal family servant, suggests a boating trip for Flavia and her two older sisters. As their punt drifts past the church where a notorio……more

  • Details about Central Station

    Central Station

    Lavie Tidhar

    An NPR Best Book of 2016 An Amazon Featured Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Book A Guardian Best SF & Fantasy Book of 2016 Longlist, British Science Fiction Award 2016, Best Novel 2017 Arthur C. Clarke Award nominee "It's all of science fiction distilled into a single book." --Warren Ellis, author of Transmetropolitan and Gun Machine A worldwide diaspora has left a quarter of a million people at the foot of a space station. Cultures collide in real life and virtual reality. The cit……more

  • Details about Very, Very, Very Dreadful: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918

    Very, Very, Very Dreadful: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918

    Albert Marrin

    From National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin comes a fascinating look at the history and science of the deadly 1918 flu pandemic--and the chances for another worldwide pandemic. In spring of 1918, World War I was underway, and troops at Fort Riley, Kansas, found themselves felled by influenza. By the summer of 1918, the second wave struck as a highly contagious and lethal epidemic and within weeks exploded into a pandemic, an illness that travels rapidly from one continent to another. It wo……more

  • Details about The Woman in the Window

    The Woman in the Window

    A. J. Finn

    Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller! "Astounding. Thrilling. Amazing." --Gillian Flynn "Unputdownable." --Stephen King "A dark, twisty confection." --Ruth Ware "Absolutely gripping." --Louise Penny For readers of Gillian Flynn and Tana French comes one of the decade's most anticipated debuts, to be published in thirty-six languages around the world and already in development as a major film from Fox: a twisty, powerful Hitchcockian thriller about an agoraphobic woman who believes she witne……more

  • Details about The Masterpiece

    The Masterpiece

    Francine Rivers

    New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers returns to her romance roots with this unexpected and redemptive love story, a probing tale that reminds us that mercy can shape even the most broken among us into an imperfect yet stunning masterpiece.A successful LA artist, Roman Velasco appears to have everything he could possibly want--money, women, fame. Only Grace Moore, his reluctant, newly hired personal assistant, knows how little he truly has. The demons of Roman's past seem to echo thr……more

  • Details about Before We Were Yours

    Before We Were Yours

    Lisa Wingate

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * For readers of Orphan Train and The Nightingale comes a "thought-provoking [and] complex tale about two families, two generations apart . . . based on a notorious true-life scandal."* Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge--until strangers arrive in force. Wrenche……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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  • Details about Carnegie's Maid (sound recording)

    Carnegie's Maid (sound recording)

    Marie Benedict

    From the author of The Other Einstein , the mesmerizing tale of what kind of woman could have inspired an American dynasty. Clara Kelley is not who they think she is. She's not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh's grandest households. She's a poor farmer's daughter with nowhere to go and nothing in her pockets. But the other woman with the same name has vanished, and pretending to be her just might get Clara some money to send back home. If she can keep up the ……more

  • Details about Need to Know (sound recording)

    Need to Know (sound recording)

    Karen Cleveland

    Perfect husband. Perfect father . Perfect liar? "Terrific." --John Grisham "Superb." --Lee Child "Breathtaking, heart-pounding." --Louise Penny "A fast-paced, relentlessly gripping read." --Chris Pavone In pursuit of a Russian sleeper cell on American soil, CIA analyst Vivian Miller uncovers a dangerous secret that will threaten her job, her family--and her life. On track for a much-needed promotion, she's developed a system for identifying Russian agents, seemingly normal people living in p……more

  • Details about The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow's World (sound recording)

    The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow's World (sound recording)

    Charles C. Mann

    From the best-selling, award-winning author of 1491 and 1493 --an incisive portrait of the two little-known twentieth-century scientists, Norman Borlaug and William Vogt, whose diametrically opposed views shaped our ideas about the environment, laying the groundwork for how people in the twenty-first century will choose to live in tomorrow's world. In forty years, Earth's population will reach ten billion. Can our world support that? What kind of world will it be? Those answering these question……more

  • Details about Runaways: An Original Novel (sound recording)

    Runaways: An Original Novel (sound recording)

    Christopher Golden; Rainbow Rowell (Contribution by); Virginia Gardner (Read by)

    Written by New York Times best-selling author Christopher Golden, Runaways is a fresh take on the Marvel fan favorite. This audiobook includes a bonus PDF with the first issue of the revived Runaways comic series written by Rainbow Rowell with art by Kris Anka. It's easy for fans of the comics, fans of the new Hulu TV show, and first-timers to all enjoy this new take on an old classic. "The Pride, back in L.A.? Their parents, alive? Karolina had never realized hope and fear could feel so much al……more

  • Details about The Girls in the Picture (sound recording)

    The Girls in the Picture (sound recording)

    Melanie Benjamin

    " Girls could not be more timely--or troubling--about the treatment of women in the workplace. . . . A] rich exploration of two Hollywood friends who shaped the movies."-- USA Today "One of the pleasures of The Girls in the Picture is its no-males-necessary alliance of two determined females--#TimesUp before its time."--NPR From the New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue and The Aviator's Wife, a fascinating novel of the friendship and creative partnership between two o……more

  • Details about Tell me more: stories about the 12 hardest things I'm learning to say (sound recording)

    Tell me more: stories about the 12 hardest things I'm learning to say (sound recording)

    Kelly Corrigan

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A story-driven collection of essays on the twelve powerful phrases we use to sustain our relationships, from the bestselling author of Glitter and Glue and The Middle Place "Kelly Corrigan takes on all the big, difficult questions here, with great warmth and courage."--Glennon Doyle It's a crazy idea: trying to name the phrases that make love and connection possible. But that's just what Kelly Corrigan has set out to do here. In her New York Times bestselling memoir……more

  • Details about Munich: A Novel (sound recording)

    Munich: A Novel (sound recording)

    Robert Harris

    From the internationally bestselling author of Fatherland and the Cicero Trilogy--a new spy thriller about treason and conscience, loyalty and betrayal, set against the backdrop of the fateful Munich Conference of September 1938. Hugh Legat is a rising star of the British diplomatic service, serving at 10 Downing Street as a private secretary to the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain. Rikard von Holz is on the staff of the German Foreign Office--and secretly a member of the anti-Hitler resista……more

  • Details about The Chalk Man (sound recording)

    The Chalk Man (sound recording)

    C. J. Tudor

    "I haven't had a sleepless night due to a book for a long time. The Chalk Man changed that." --Fiona Barton, New York Times bestselling author of The Widow " An assured debut that alternates between 1986 and 2016 with unpredictable twists. The Chalk Man fits well with other stories about troubled childhoods such as Stephen King's novella 'Stand by Me'... Tudor never misses a beat in showing each character as both a child and an adult while also exploring the foreboding environs of a small town……more

DVDs Just In

  • Details about Wonder (videorecording)

    Wonder (videorecording)

    Stephen Chbosky

    Based on the New York Times best seller, this tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.…more

  • Details about Lost in Paris (videorecording)

    Lost in Paris (videorecording)

    Dominique Abel

      Filmed in Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon's signature whimsical style, and stars the filmmakers as a small-town Canadian librarian and a strangely seductive, oddly egotistical French vagabond. When Fiona's orderly life is disrupted by a letter of distress from her elderly Aunt Martha who is living in Paris, Fiona hops on the first plane she can and arrives only to discover that Martha has disappeared. In an avalanche of spectacular disasters, she encounters Dom, the affable, but annoying……more

  • Details about Daddy's Home 2

    Daddy's Home 2

    Sean Anders

    In the sequel to the 2015 global smash, Dusty and Brad have joined forces to provide their kids the perfect Christmas. Their newfound partnership is put to the test when Dusty's old-school, macho dad and Brad's ultra-affectionate and emotional dad arrive just in time to throw the holiday into complete chaos.…more

  • Details about Glory (videorecording)

    Glory (videorecording)

    Kristina Grozeva (Directed By); Petar Valchanov (Directed By)

    Tsanko Petrov, a railroad worker, finds millions of leva on the train tracks. He decides to turn the money over to the police, for which the state rewards him with a new wristwatch that soon stops working. Meanwhile, Julia Staikova, head of the PR department of the Ministry of Transport, loses Petrov's old watch, a family relic. Here starts his desperate struggle to recover both his old watch and his dignity.…more

  • Details about The Survivalist

    The Survivalist

    Stephen Fingleton (Directed By)

    In a post-apocalyptic future ravaged by overpopulation, a lone survivor mercilessly protects his remote sliver of property from intruders. When a mother and daughter in search of food and shelter show up at his doorstep, he's suspicious, but allows them in. Soon an uneasy alliance, borne of necessity, forms between the trio. But distrust and paranoia threaten to give way to violence at any moment.…more

  • Details about The Real Story: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    The Real Story: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    Dan Chambers

    Though a work of fantasy, few realize that Steven Spielberg's sci-fi classic was actually inspired by real-life witness testimony, as well as a series of UFO sightings in Michigan in the summer of 1966. Separate science fact from science fiction as government documents are re-examined and old witness testimonies are put to the test using modern technology.…more

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