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  • Details about Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach

    Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach

    Kelly Robson

    "A tour-de-force." --Annalee NewitzDiscover a shifting history of adventure as humanity clashes over whether to repair their ruined planet or luxuriate in a less tainted pass.In 2267, Earth has just begun to recover from worldwide ecological disasters. Minh is part of the generation that first moved back up to the surface of the Earth from the underground hells, to reclaim humanity's ancestral habitat. She's spent her entire life restoring river ecosystems, but lately the kind of long-term resto……more

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  • Details about Less

    Less

    Andrew Sean Greer

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER! A New York Times Notable Book of 2017 A Washington Post Top Ten Book of 2017 A San Francisco Chronicle Top Ten Book of 2017 Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, the Lambda Award and the California Book Award "I could not love LESS more."--Ron Charles, Washington Post "Andrew Sean Greer's Less is excellent company. It's no less than bedazzling, bewitching and be-wonderful."- - Christopher Buckley , New York Times Book Review Who says you can't run awa……more

  • Details about History of Wolves

    History of Wolves

    Emily Fridlund

    "So delicately calibrated and precisely beautiful that one might not immediately sense the sledgehammer of pain building inside this book. And I mean that in the best way. What powerful tension and depth this provides!"--Aimee Bender Fourteen-year-old Linda lives with her parents in the beautiful, austere woods of northern Minnesota, where their nearly abandoned commune stands as a last vestige of a lost counter-culture world. Isolated at home and an outlander at school, Linda is drawn to the ……more

  • Details about All Our Wrong Todays: A Novel

    All Our Wrong Todays: A Novel

    Elan Mastai

    "A thrilling tale of time travel and alternate timelines with a refreshingly optimistic view of humanity's future."--Andy Weir, New York Times bestselling author of The Martian "Elan Mastai has conjured up a witty and freewheeling time-traveling romance that packs an emotional wallop. ALL OUR WRONG TODAYS is a page-turning delight."--Maria Semple, author of Today Will Be Different and Where'd You Go, Bernadette You know the future that people in the 1950s imagined we'd have? Well, it happene……more

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  • Details about Liar, Liar

    Liar, Liar

    Lisa Jackson

    In this riveting page-turner from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson, a woman searches for the mother she hasn't seen in twenty years, and uncovers a nightmare of greed and deception . . . In death, Didi Storm is finally getting the kind of publicity that eluded her in life. Twenty years ago, the ex-beauty queen worked the Vegas strip as a celebrity impersonator, too busy to spare much time for her daughter, Remmi. Shortly before she leaped from a San Francisco building, Didi's ……more

  • Details about The Great Believers

    The Great Believers

    Rebecca Makkai

    "A page turner...An absorbing and emotionally riveting story about what it's like to live during times of crisis. " --The New York Times Book Review A dazzling new novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris, by the acclaimed author Rebecca Makkai In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup, bringing in an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings as a ……more

  • Details about The Anomaly

    The Anomaly

    Michael Rutger

    INDIANA JONES MEETS THE X-FILES IN THIS "TAKE NO PRISONERS' (PRESTON & CHILD) SURVIVAL THRILLER OF A ROGUE ARCHAELOGIST TRAPPED IN A GRAND CANYON CAVE THAT'S A CONSPIRACY THEORY COME TO LIFE. Not all secrets are meant to be found. If Indiana Jones lived in the X-Files era, he might bear at least a passing resemblance to Nolan Moore -- a rogue archaeologist hosting a documentary series derisively dismissed by the "real" experts, but beloved of conspiracy theorists. Nolan sets out to retrac……more

  • Details about Swan Song

    Swan Song

    Robert Mccammon

    Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read . New York Times bestselling author Robert McCammon's prescient and "shocking" (John Saul) vision of a post-apocalyptic US comes to life in his classic epic of terror and renewal. In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, Earth's last survivors have been drawn into a final battle between good and evil that will decide the fate of humanity. There's Sister, who di……more

  • Details about Track 9

    Track 9

    Sue Rovens

    After a catastrophic railway accident leaves a trail of carnage and devastation in its wake, the small train station in Rain, Germany is shuttered.Six months later, Gary and Grace Wolf, returning home after their belated honeymoon, find themselves trapped inside the now defunctterminal. What they discover within its walls leads them to make harrowing decisions. What they learn about each other pushes them to the brink of disaster.Back in Bloomington, Illinois, their best friends, Mike and Sarah ……more

  • Details about Fugitive Six

    Fugitive Six

    Pittacus Lore

    This sequel to Pittacus Lore's Generation One is the second book in an epic new series set in the world of the #1 New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series. Newcomers as well as fans of the original series will devour this fast-paced, action-packed sci-fi adventure that's perfect for fans of Marvel's X-Men, Alexandra Bracken's Darkest Minds trilogy, and Tahereh Mafi's Shatter Me series. The Human Garde Academy was created in the aftermath of an alien invasion of Earth. It was meant to……more

  • Details about The Healthy Mind

    The Healthy Mind

    Alice Boyes

    Whether we're aware or not, most of us are perpetrators and victims of self-sabotage, a powerful pattern of negative behavior in which we act against our own best interests and then blame ourselves or others for these self-inflicted failures. Self-sabotage can manifest as seemingly innocuous things like not following through on New Year's resolutions or as harmful actions like blaming or abusing someone we love. If left unchecked, it can damage or destroy marriages, careers, friendships, familie……more

  • Details about See Her Run

    See Her Run

    Peggy Townsend

    "Journalist Peggy Townsend's superb debut delivers an intense character study...Townsend's sophisticated plotting and affinity for character development elevate See Her Run ." --Associated Press A former reporter for the Los Angeles Times , Aloa Snow knows what it means to be down and out. Once highly respected, she's now blackballed, in debt, and dealing with the echoes of an eating disorder. Until she gets one more shot to prove that she has what it takes--with a story some would die for... ……more

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  • Details about Tom Clancy Line of Sight (sound recording)

    Tom Clancy Line of Sight (sound recording)

    Mike Maden; Scott Brick (Read by)

    Jack Ryan Jr. finds that the scars of war can last a lifetime in the latest entry in Tom Clancy's #1 New York Times bestselling series. Twenty-six years ago, Dr. Cathy Ryan restored the eyesight of a young Bosnian girl who had been injured during an attack in the Bosnian War. Today, her son, Jack Ryan Jr. has agreed to track down the young woman and deliver a letter from his mother. What he finds shocks them both. The helpless child has grown into a remarkable woman. Aida Curic is a self-posse……more

  • Details about The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row (sound recording)

    The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row (sound recording)

    Anthony Ray Hinton; Bryan Stevenson (Introduction by); Lara Love Hardin

    Oprah's Book Club Summer 2018 Selection A powerful, revealing story of hope, love, justice, and the power of reading by a man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he didn't commit. "An amazing and heartwarming story, it restores our faith in the inherent goodness of humanity." --Archbishop Desmond Tutu In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. Stunned, confused, and only twenty-nine years old, Hinton knew that it was a cas……more

  • Details about Rebel Talent: Why It Pays to Break the Rules at Work and in Life (sound recording)

    Rebel Talent: Why It Pays to Break the Rules at Work and in Life (sound recording)

    Francesca Gino

    Award-winning Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino shows us why creative rebellion is essential at work and in life, and why the most successful among us are those who break the rules.On the first day of a new job or at the start of a new relationship, we feel energized and excited. Yet this euphoria doesn't last. Why? Because of conformity, Francesca Gino contends. From an early age, we are taught to follow the rules, and the pressure to fit in only increases as we age. But going al……more

  • Details about The Summer Wives (sound recording)

    The Summer Wives (sound recording)

    Beatriz Williams

    New York Times bestselling author Beatriz Williams brings us the blockbuster novel of the season-a spellbinding novel of romance, murder, class, power, and dark secrets set in the 1950s and '60s among the rarified world of a resort island in the Long Island Sound ... In the summer of 1951, Miranda Schuyler arrives on elite, secretive Winthrop Island in Long Island Sound as a naive eighteen year old, still reeling from the loss of her father in the Second World War. Although a graduate of the ex……more

  • Details about Clock Dance: A Novel (sound recording)

    Clock Dance: A Novel (sound recording)

    Anne Tyler; Kimberly Farr (Read by)

    A delightful novel of one woman's transformative journey, from the best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer. Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life. In 1967, she is a schoolgirl coping with her mother's sudden disappearance. In 1977, she is a college coed considering a marriage proposal. In 1997, she is a young widow trying to piece her life back together. And in 2017, she yearns to be a grandmother but isn't sure she ever will be. Then, one day, Willa receives ……more

  • Details about All We Ever Wanted (sound recording)

    All We Ever Wanted (sound recording)

    Emily Giffin

    A woman is forced to choose between her family and her values in the new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of First Comes Love, The One & Only, and Something Borrowed . Nina Browning is living the good life after marrying into Nashville's elite. Her husband's tech business is booming, and her adored son, Finch, is bound for Princeton. Tom Volpe is a single dad working multiple jobs. His adored daughter, Lyla, attends Nashville's most prestigious private high school on a sch……more

  • Details about Between You and Me (sound recording)

    Between You and Me (sound recording)

    Susan Wiggs

    Deep within the peaceful heart of Amish country, a life-or-death emergency shatters a quiet world to its core. Number-one New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs delivers a riveting story that challenges our deepest-held beliefs. Caught between two worlds, Caleb Stoltz is bound by a deathbed promise to raise his orphaned niece and nephew in Middle Grove, where life revolves around family, farm, faith--and long-held suspicions about outsiders. When disaster strikes, Caleb is thrust into an……more

  • Details about The Order of Time (sound recording)

    The Order of Time (sound recording)

    Carlo Rovelli; Benedict Cumberbatch (Read by)

    "Meet the new Stephen Hawking . . . The Order of Time is a dazzling book." -- The Sunday Times From the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics , a concise, elegant exploration of time. Why do we remember the past and not the future? What does it mean for time to "flow"? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike. For mos……more

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  • Details about Good Place: Season One (videorecording)

    Good Place: Season One (videorecording)

    Michael Schur

    The show follows Eleanor Shellstrop, an ordinary woman who enters the afterlife and, thanks to some kind of error, is sent to the Good Place instead of the Bad Place, which is definitely where she belongs. While hiding in plain sight from Michael, the wise architect of the Good Place who doesn't know he's made a mistake, she's determined to shed her old way of living and discover the awesome, or at least pretty good, person within.…more

  • Details about Quest: a portrait of an American family (videorecording)

    Quest: a portrait of an American family (videorecording)

    Jonathan Olshefski (Directed By)

    It is the moving portrait of the Rainey family living in North Philadelphia. Beginning at the dawn of the Obama presidency, Christopher 'Quest' Rainey and his wife, Christine'a 'Ma Quest,' raise a family while nurturing a community of hip-hop artists in their home music studio. It's a safe space where all are welcome, but this creative sanctuary can't always shield them from the strife that grips their neighborhood.…more

  • Details about Chappaquiddick (videorecording)

    Chappaquiddick (videorecording)

    John J. Curran (Directed By)

    Based on historical events, this suspenseful thriller examines the infamous 1969 death of Mary Jo Kopechne, who drowned after Senator Ted Kennedy drove off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, and the moral and legal complexities that play out over the following week.…more

  • Details about Endeavour: The Complete Season 5 (videorecording)

    Endeavour: The Complete Season 5 (videorecording)

    Russell Lewis

    Following the dramatic finale of Season three, Oxford's finest are picking up the pieces of their personal and professional lives. DC Endeavour Morse awaits the result of his Sergeant's Exam, while DI Fred Thursday and his wife Win struggle to cope with their children flying the nest. Sam gone to the Army and the traumatized Joan, gone off to who knows where? There are even greater challenges still to face.…more

  • Details about Magicians: Season Three (videorecording)

    Magicians: Season Three (videorecording)

    Jason Ralph

    The hit series based on Lev Grossman's best-selling novels returns for season three as Quentin Coldwater and his magician friends now face a world without magic. Deprived of their special powers, Quentin and the other magicians are desperate to find a way to restore magic. But in order to regain what has been lost, they must embark on an epic quest that cannot be accomplished alone. Now more than, ever, our heroes must rely on one another.…more

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