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  • Details about My Lovely Wife

    My Lovely Wife

    Samantha Downing

    The twist at the end of the first chapter made me read through the night Jane Corry Introducing the next generation of domestic thriller... Every marriage has secrets. Everyone has flaws. Your wife isn't perfect - you know that - but then again nor are you. But now a serial killer is on the loose in your small town, preying on young women. Fear is driving your well-behaved young daughter off the rails, and you find yourself in bed late at night, looking at the woman who lies asleep beside you. B……more

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  • Details about Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee

    Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee

    Casey N. Cep

    "The stunning true story of an Alabama serial killer, and the trial that obsessed the author of To Kill a Mockingbird in the years after the publication of her classic novel--a complicated and difficult time in her life that, until now, has been very little examined. Willie Maxwell was a Baptist reverend in Alabama; he also happened to be a serial killer. Between 1970 and 1977, his two wives and brother all died under suspicious circumstances -- each with hefty life insurance policies taken out ……more

  • 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 The Operator

    The Operator

    Gretchen Berg

    "What if you could listen in on any phone conversation in town? With great humor and insight, The Operator by Gretchen Berg delivers a vivid look inside the heads and hearts of a group of housewives and pokes at the absurdities of 1950s America, a simpler time that was far from simple. Think The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel in the suburbs with delicious turns of jealousy, infidelity, bigotry, and embezzlement thrown in for good measure. The Operator is irresistible!" -- Kathryn Stockett, author of the ……more

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  • Details about Real Men Knit

    Real Men Knit

    Kwana Jackson

    When Mama Joy unexpectedly passes away, Jesse Strong and his brothers have different plans on what to do with Strong Knits, their neighbourhood knitting store. Part-time shop employee Kerry Fuller has kept her crush on Jesse a secret. When she overhears his impassioned plea to his brothers to keep the knitting shop open, she volunteers to help. Unlike Jesse, Kerry knows the knitty-gritty of the business and together they make plans to reinvent Strong Knits for a new generation. But the more time……more

  • Details about Good Morning, Destroyer of Men's Souls

    Good Morning, Destroyer of Men's Souls

    Nina Renata Aron

    A scorching memoir of a love affair with an addict, weaving personal reckoning with psychology and history to understand the nature of addiction, codependency, and our appetite for obsessive love "The disease he has is addiction," Nina Renata Aron writes of her boyfriend, K. "The disease I have is loving him." Their love affair is dramatic, urgent, overwhelming--an intoxicating antidote to the long, lonely days of early motherhood. Soon after they get together, K starts using again, and years of……more

  • Details about Death in the East

    Death in the East

    Abir Mukherjee

    Calcutta police detective Captain Sam Wyndham and his quick-witted Indian Sergeant, Surrender-Not Banerjee, are back for another exotic adventure set in 1920s India. 1905, London. As a young constable, Sam Wyndham is on his usual East London beat when he comes across an old flame, Bessie Drummond, attacked in the streets. The next day, when Bessie is found brutally beaten in her own room, locked from the inside, Wyndham promises to get to the bottom of her murder. But the case will cost the youn……more

  • Details about Ellis Island

    Ellis Island

    Malgorzata Szejnert

    A dramatic, multi-vocal account of the personal agonies and ecstasies that played out within the walls of Ellis Island, as told by Poland's greatest living journalist This is the people's history of Ellis Island--the people who passed through it, and the people who were turned away from it. From Annie Moore, the Irishwoman who was the first to be processed there, to Arne Peterssen, the Norwegian who was the last to be taken away from the island via the official ferry boat in 1954, Ellis Island w……more

  • Details about Hamnet

    Hamnet

    Maggie O'Farrell

    "A thrilling departure: a short, piercing, deeply moving novel about the death of Shakespeare's 11 year old son Hamnet--a name interchangeable with Hamlet in 15th century Britain--and the years leading up to the production of his great play. England, 1580. A young Latin tutor--penniless, bullied by a violent father--falls in love with an extraordinary, eccentric young woman--a wild creature who walks her family's estate with a falcon on her shoulder and is known throughout the countryside for he……more

  • Details about The Daughters of Foxcote Manor

    The Daughters of Foxcote Manor

    Eve Chase

    Readers of Lisa Jewell and Simone St. James will delight in this haunting, touching story of mothers, daughters, and belonging--and the devastating lies families tell themselves in order to survive. One of Bustle's Most Anticipated Books for Summer 2020 An isolated forest estate. A family with a terrible secret. The discovery that changes everything. England, 1970. On the one-year anniversary of the Harrington family's darkest night, their beautiful London home goes up in flames. Mrs. Harrington……more

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  • Details about My Life as a Villainess (sound recording): essays

    My Life as a Villainess (sound recording): essays

    Laura Lippman

    In this collection of new and previously published essays, author Laura Lippman shares her take on a woman's life across the decades. Covering her childhood and school years, her newspaper career, and her experiences as a novelist, Lippman finds universal touchstones in an unusual life that has as many twists as her crime fiction.…more

  • Details about The Book of Lost Names (sound recording)

    The Book of Lost Names (sound recording)

    Kristin Harmel

    As a graduate student in 1942, Eva was forced to flee Paris after the arrest of her father, a Polish Jew. Finding refuge in a small mountain town in the Free Zone, she begins forging identity documents for Jewish children fleeing to neutral Switzerland. But erasing people comes with a price, and Eva decides she must find a way to preserve the real names of the children who are too young to remember who they really are. Sixty-five years later, a book is discovered that appears to contain some sor……more

  • Details about What You Wish For (sound recording)

    What You Wish For (sound recording)

    Katherine Center

    "Samantha Casey loves everything about her job as an elementary school librarian on the sunny, historic island of Galveston, Texas-the goofy kids, the stately Victorian building, the butterfly garden. But when the school suddenly loses its beloved principal, it turns out his replacement will be none other than Duncan Carpenter-a former, unrequited crush of Sam's from many years before. When Duncan shows up as her new boss, though, he's nothing like the sweet teacher she once swooned over. He's b……more

  • Details about Utopia Avenue (sound recording)

    Utopia Avenue (sound recording)

    David Mitchell

    Emerging from London's psychedelic scene in 1967, and fronted by folk singer Elf Holloway, blues bassist Dean Moss and guitar virtuoso Jasper de Zoet, Utopia Avenue embarked on a meteoric journey from the seedy clubs of Soho, a TV debut on Top of the Pops, the cusp of chart success, glory in Amsterdam, prison in Rome, and a fateful American sojourn in the Chelsea Hotel, Laurel Canyon, and San Francisco during the autumn of '68. David Mitchell's kaleidoscopic novel tells the unexpurgated story of……more

  • Details about Playing Nice (sound recording)

    Playing Nice (sound recording)

    J.P. Delaney

    Pete Riley answers the door one morning and lets in a parent's worst nightmare. On his doorstep is Miles Lambert, a stranger who breaks the devastating news that Pete's son, Theo, isn't actually his son; he is the Lamberts', switched at birth by an understaffed hospital, while their real son was sent home with Miles and his wife Lucy. For Pete and his family, life will never be the same again. The two families, reeling from the shock, take comfort in shared good intentions, eagerly entwining the……more

  • Details about The World Beneath Their Feet: (sound recording): Mountaineering, Madness, and the Deadly Race to Summit the Himalayas

    The World Beneath Their Feet: (sound recording): Mountaineering, Madness, and the Deadly Race to Summit the Himalayas

    Scott Ellsworth

    One of the most compelling international dramas of the 20th century and an unforgettable saga of survival, technological innovation, and breathtaking human physical achievement-all set against the backdrop of a world headed toward war. While tension steadily rose between European powers in the 1930s, a different kind of battle was raging across the Himalayas. Contingents from Great Britain, Nazi Germany, and the United States had set up rival camps at the base of the mountains, all hoping to bec……more

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  • Details about Project Blue Book: Season 2: 2 Disc Set (videorecording)

    Project Blue Book: Season 2: 2 Disc Set (videorecording)

    David O'Leary

    As the Cold War deepens and the new political threats loom for Project Blue Book, Dr. Allen Hynek (Aidan Gillen) and Captain Michael Quinn (Michael Malarkey) must delve further down the UFO conspiracy rabbit hole in their dangerous quest for the truth. Soon, cover-ups from the past (including at Roswell) collide with new UFO cases in the present (including at Area 51), forcing our duo to not only question the multi-faceted layers to a broadening global conspiracy, but the very nature and or……more

  • Details about The Last Full Measure (videorecording)

    The Last Full Measure (videorecording)

    Petr Jakl

    The true story of William Pitsenbarger, an Air Force medic who saved more than sixty men in one of the bleakest battles of the Vietnam War. Presented the chance to escape on the last helicopter, Pitsenbarger stayed behind to save and defend his comrade in arms. Twenty years later, Pitsenbarger's fellow soldiers and father seek the help of investigator Scott Huffman and other surviving veterans to finally secure him The Congressional Medal of Honor he deserved.…more

  • Details about The Invisible Man (videorecording)

    The Invisible Man (videorecording)

    Leigh Whannell

    Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy scientist, Cecilia Kass escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding. But when her abusive ex commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia's sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.…more

  • Details about The Gentlemen (videorecording)

    The Gentlemen (videorecording)

    Guy Ritchie

    American ex-pat Mickey Pearson built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he's looking to cash out of the business forever, it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.…more

  • Details about Bad Boys For Life (videorecording)

    Bad Boys For Life (videorecording)

    Adil El Arbi

    Although he's set to retire and looking forward to it, Marcus agrees to help his old partner one last time to discover and stop whoever has been attempting to assassinate Mike. Now the "old guard", they work with a new division of hotshots on the Miami PD called AMMO -- and find themselves hunting the head of the Aretas Cartel.…more

  • Details about Looking for Alaska: 3 Disc Set (videorecording)

    Looking for Alaska: 3 Disc Set (videorecording)

    Charlie Plummer

    The story is told through the eyes of teenager Miles "Pudge" Halter, as he enrolls in boarding school to try to gain a deeper perspective on life. He falls in love with Alaska Young and finds a group of loyal friends. But after an unexpected tragedy, Miles and his friends attempt to make sense of what they've been through.…more