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  • Details about The Shadow Land

    The Shadow Land

    Elizabeth Kostova

    From the #1 bestselling author of The Historian comes a mesmerizing novel that spans the past and the present--and unearths the troubled history of a gorgeous but haunted country. A young American woman, Alexandra Boyd, has traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria, hoping that life abroad will salve the wounds left by the loss of her beloved brother. Soon after arriving in this elegant East European city, however, she helps an elderly couple into a taxi--and realizes too late that she has accidentally kept……more

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  • Details about The Frozen Hours: A Novel of the Korean War

    The Frozen Hours: A Novel of the Korean War

    Jeff Shaara

    June 1950. The North Korean army invades South Korea, intent on uniting the country under Communist rule. In response, the United States mobilizes a force to defend the overmatched South Korean troops, and together they drive the North Koreans back to their border with China. But several hundred thousand Chinese troops have entered Korea, laying massive traps for the Allies. In November 1950, the Chinese spring those traps. Allied forces, already battling stunningly cold weather, find themselves……more

  • Details about Matterhorn

    Matterhorn

    by Karl Marlantes.

    Intense, powerful, and compelling,Matterhornis an epic war novel in the tradition of Norman Mailer’sThe Naked and the Deadand James Jones’sThe Thin Red Line. It is the timeless story of a young Marine lieutenant, Waino Mellas, and his comrades in Bravo Company, who are dropped into the mountain jungle of Vietnam as boys and forced to fight their way into manhood. Standing in their way are not merely the North Vietnamese but also monsoon rain and mud, leeches and tigers, disease and m……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

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  • Details about Finding Gobi

    Finding Gobi

    Dion Leonard

    While racing through the Gobi Desert in China and Mongolia, the author, a seasoned ultramarathoner, encounters a stray dog who, keeping pace with him for nearly 80 miles, gives him a new perspective on life, causing him to fight to bring her home with him with the help of strangers and a viral outpouring of assistance on the internet.Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathoner, encountered a stray dog while he was racing through the Gobi Desert in China and Mongolia. The dog kept pace with him for nearl……more

  • Details about Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

    Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

    Roxane Gay

    The Instant New York Times Bestseller   From the New York Times best-selling author of Bad Feminist, a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.   "I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere. . . . I was trapped in my body, on……more

  • Details about Wonder Woman: The Ultimate Guide to the Amazon Warrior

    Wonder Woman: The Ultimate Guide to the Amazon Warrior

    Landry Walker

    Celebrate 75 years of the legendary Amazon princess and explore all aspects of the world of Wonder Woman(tm), from the Golden Age to the Rebirth storyline. DC Comics: Wonder Woman: The Ultimate Guide to the Amazon Warrior showcases stunning Wonder Woman comic artwork and examines iconic characters as well as key issues and story lines. Packed with information on allies, enemies, locations, and much more, DC Comics: Wonder Woman: The Ultimate Guide to the Amazon Warrior is a must-have book for f……more

  • Details about South Pole Station: A Novel

    South Pole Station: A Novel

    Ashley Benites; Ashley Shelby

    DO YOU HAVE DIGESTION PROBLEMS DUE TO STRESS? DO YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH AUTHORITY? HOW MANY ALCOHOLIC DRINKS DO YOU CONSUME A WEEK? WOULD YOU RATHER BE A FLORIST OR A TRUCK DRIVER? These are some of the questions that determine if you have what it takes to survive at South Pole Station, a place with an average temperature of -54 degrees F and no sunlight for six months a year. Cooper Gosling has just answered five hundred of them. Her results indicate she is abnormal enough for Polar life. Coo……more

  • Details about The Square Root of Summer

    The Square Root of Summer

    Harriet Reuter Hapgood

    A stunning debut novel the New York Times calls a "delectable romance"! Gottie's heart has been broken three times. One, when her best friend moved away without saying goodbye. Two, when her beloved grandfather died. Three, when her first love wouldn't even hold her hand at the funeral. As Gottie spirals deeper into grief, her past literally comes back to haunt her when she is inexplicably sent back in time to good memories and bad, revisiting afternoons of kisses and days she wanted to forget……more

  • Details about The Windfall

    The Windfall

    Diksha Basu

    "For the past thirty years, Mr. and Mrs. Jha's lives have been defined by cramped spaces, cut corners, gossipy neighbors, and the small dramas of stolen yoga pants and stale marriages. They thought they'd settled comfortably into their golden years, pleased with their son's acceptance into an American business school. But then Mr. Jha comes into an enormous and unexpected sum of money, and moves his wife from their housing complex in East Delhi to the super-rich side of town, where he becomes ea……more

  • Details about The Lost Letter

    The Lost Letter

    Jillian Cantor

    "A gorgeous and thrilling novel... Perfect for book clubs and fans of The Nightingale ." - PopSugar A historical novel of love and survival inspired by real resistance workers during World War II Austria, and the mysterious love letter that connects generations of Jewish families. A heart-breaking, heart-warming read for fans of The Women in the Castle , Lilac Girls , and Sarah's Key . Austria, 1938. Kristoff is a young apprentice to a master Jewish stamp engraver. When his teacher disappears……more

  • Details about Unsub

    Unsub

    Meg Gardiner

    A riveting psychological thriller inspired by the never-caught Zodiac Killer, about a young detective determined to apprehend the serial murderer who destroyed her family and terrorized a city twenty years earlier. Caitlin Hendrix has been a Narcotics detective for six months when the killer at the heart of all her childhood nightmares reemerges: the Prophet. An UNSUB--what the FBI calls an unknown subject--the Prophet terrorized the Bay Area in the 1990s and nearly destroyed her father, the l……more

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  • Details about The Women in the Castle (sound recording)

    The Women in the Castle (sound recording)

    Jessica Shattuck; Cassandra Campbell (Read by)

    Three women, haunted by the past and the secrets they hold Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined--an affecting, shocking, and ultimately redemptive novel from the author of the New York Times Notable Book The Hazards of Good Breeding. Amid the ashes of Nazi Germany's defeat, Marianne von Lingenfels returns to the once-grand castl……more

  • Details about A Merciful Death (sound recording)

    A Merciful Death (sound recording)

    Kendra Elliot; Teri Schnaubelt (Read by)

    FBI special agent Mercy Kilpatrick has been waiting her whole life for disaster to strike. A prepper since childhood, Mercy grew up living off the land--and off the grid--in rural Eagle's Nest, Oregon. Until a shocking tragedy tore her family apart and forced her to leave home. Now a predator known as the cave man is targeting the survivalists in her hometown, murdering them in their homes, stealing huge numbers of weapons, and creating federal suspicion of a possible domestic terrorism event. B……more

  • Details about The Ultimatum (sound recording)

    The Ultimatum (sound recording)

    Karen Robards; Julia Whelan (Read by)

    Thief. Manipulator. Con artist. Call it what you will--Bianca St. Ives is the best in the business. Growing up, Bianca St. Ives knew she was different from all her friends. Instead of playing hopscotch or combing her dolls' hair, she studied martial arts with sensei masters and dismantled explosives with special-ops retirees. Her father prepped her well to carry on the family business. Now a striking beauty with fierce skills, the prodigy has surpassed the master. She's known as the Guardian. ……more

  • Details about The Ministry of Utmost Happiness (sound recording)

    The Ministry of Utmost Happiness (sound recording)

    Arundhati Roy (Read by)

    A dazzling, richly moving new novel by the internationally celebrated author of The God of Small Things The Ministry of Utmost Happiness takes us on an intimate journey of many years across the Indian subcontinent--from the cramped neighborhoods of Old Delhi and the roads of the new city to the mountains and valleys of Kashmir and beyond, where war is peace and peace is war. It is an aching love story and a decisive remonstration, a story told in a whisper, in a shout, through unsentimental te……more

  • Details about The Little French Bistro (sound recording)

    The Little French Bistro (sound recording)

    Nina George

    From the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop , an extraordinary novel about self-discovery and new beginnings. Marianne is stuck in a loveless, unhappy marriage. After forty-one years, she has reached her limit, and one evening in Paris she decides to take action. Following a dramatic moment on the banks of the Seine, Marianne leaves her life behind and sets out for the coast of Brittany, also known as "the end of the world." Here she meets a cast……more

  • Details about The Marsh King's Daughter (sound recording)

    The Marsh King's Daughter (sound recording)

    Karen Dionne

    Praised by Lee Child and Karin Slaughter, and sure to thrill fans of The Girl on the Train and The Widow , The Marsh King's Daughter is mesmerizing psychological suspense, the story of a woman who must risk everything to hunt down the dangerous man who shaped her past and threatens to steal her future: her father. At last, Helena Pelletier has the life she deserves. A loving husband, two beautiful daughters, a business that fills her days. Then she catches an emergency news announcement and rea……more

  • Details about Do Not Become Alarmed (sound recording)

    Do Not Become Alarmed (sound recording)

    Maile Meloy

    The moving and suspenseful new novel that Ann Patchett calls "smart and thrilling and impossible to put down... the book that every reader longs for." "This summer's undoubtable smash hit... an addictive, heart-palpitating story." -- Marie Claire The sun is shining, the sea is blue, the children have disappeared. When Liv and Nora decide to take their husbands and children on a holiday cruise, everyone is thrilled. The adults are lulled by the ship's comfort and ease. The four children--ages……more

  • Details about Ghost Girl (sound recording)

    Ghost Girl (sound recording)

    Lesley Thomson

    Stella Darnell cannot shake her father's legacy. A year after his death, she has discovered what looks like an unsolved case in his darkroom: a folder of unlabelled photographs of deserted streets. But why did her father - a Detective Chief Superintendent - never file them at the station? The oldest photo dates back to 1966, to a day when ten-year-old Mary Thornton was taking her little brother home from school. That afternoon, as the Moors Murderers were sent to prison for life, Mary witnessed ……more

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  • Details about The Zookeeper's Wife

    The Zookeeper's Wife

    Niki Caro (Directed By)

    The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinska and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski, have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When the Germans invade their country, they are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance.…more

  • Details about The LEGO Batman Movie

    The LEGO Batman Movie

    Seth Grahame-Smith

    In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble, LEGO Batman, stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from the Joker's hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others, and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.…more

  • Details about Get Out

    Get Out

    Jordan Peele

    A young black man meets his white girlfriend's parents at their estate, only to find out that the situation is much more sinister than it appears.…more

  • Details about Harry and Snowman

    Harry and Snowman

    Ron Davis

    Dutch immigrant Harry deLeyer journeyed to the United States after World War II and developed a transformative relationship with a broken down Amish plow horse he rescued off a slaughter truck that was bound for the glue factory. Harry paid 80 dollars for the horse and named him Snowman, and in less than two years, the team went on to win the triple crown of show jumping, beating the nation's top pedigree horses and wealthiest socialites.…more

  • Details about Life

    Life

    Daniel Espinosa (Directed By)

    The six-member crew of the International Space Station is on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As the crew begins to conduct research, their methods end up having unintended consequences and the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.…more

  • Details about Strain: Season 3

    Strain: Season 3

    The war between the bloodthirsty strigoi and the remaining human survivors of New York intensifies in the chilling third season. Although Dr. Ephraim Goodweather's bioweapon initially helped stave off the vampiric creatures, they have evolved into a bigger threat to humanity than ever. Now, distraught over his kidnapped son, Eph teams with Dutch to search for signs of weakness in the strigoi.…more

  • Details about Before I Fall

    Before I Fall

    Ry Russo-Young (Directed By)

    After one fateful night, Sam wakes up with no future at all. Trapped reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was. And as she begins to untangle the mystery of a life suddenly derailed, she must also unwind the secrets of the people closest to her, and discover the power of a single day to make a difference, before she runs out of time for good.…more

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Contributed by Riley Johnson

With over 121 million copies sold, chances are you’ve heard of Minecraft. This video game is particularly popular with teens and children, and you may ask whether the time spent in front of a screen…more