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  • Details about Better Homes and Gardens Jams and Jellies

    Better Homes and Gardens Jams and Jellies

    Better Homes and Gardens Staff

    Over 100 delicious and foolproof recipes for mouthwatering jams, jellies, and preserves from the canning experts at Better Homes and Gardens Joining the successful line of canning titles from Better Homes and Gardens, this innovative guide focuses exclusively on jams and jellies. Along with all the classic recipes such as Strawberry Jam (both freezer and water-bath canned), Orange Marmalade, and Grape Jelly, it also offers fun flavor twists such as wine-herb combinations; spicy and savory conc……more

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  • Details about Dead Woman Walking

    Dead Woman Walking

    Sharon Bolton

    In Dead Woman Walking, from master of suspense Sharon Bolton, the sole survivor of a hot-air balloon crash witnesses a murder as the balloon is falling. Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman. At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky. There's just one survivor. She's seen the killer's face - but he's also seen hers. And he won't rest until he's eliminated the only witness to his crime. Alone, scared, trusting no one, she's running t……more

  • Details about Beneath a Marble Sky (sound recording)

    Beneath a Marble Sky (sound recording)

    John Shors

    In 1632, the Emperor of Hindustan, Shah Jahan, overwhelmed with grief over the death of his beloved wife, Mumatz Mahal, commissioned the building of a grand mausoleum to symbolize the greatness of their love. The story surrounding the construction of the Taj Mahal occurs, however, against a scrim of fratricidal war, murderous rebellion, unimaginable wealth, and, not least of all, religious fundamentalism ruthlessly opposing tolerance and coexistence between the disparate peoples in the empire. A……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

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  • Details about The Shipwreck Hunter: A Lifetime of Extraordinary Discoveries on the Ocean Floor

    The Shipwreck Hunter: A Lifetime of Extraordinary Discoveries on the Ocean Floor

    David L. Mearns

    David L. Mearns has discovered some of the world's most fascinating and elusive shipwrecks. From the mighty battleship HMS Hood (sunk in a pyrrhic duel with the Bismarck) to solving the mystery of HMAS Sydney, to the crumbling wooden skeletons of Vasco da Gama's sixteenth century fleet, Mearns has searched for and found dozens of sunken vessels in every ocean of the world. The Shipwreck Hunter chronicles his most intriguing finds. It describes the extraordinary techniques used, the detailed res……more

  • Details about The Patchwork Bride

    The Patchwork Bride

    Sandra Dallas

    From Sandra Dallas, the best-selling author of A Quilt for Christmas, comes The Patchwork Bride, the irrepressible story of a runaway bride. Ellen is putting the finishing touches on a wedding quilt made from scraps of old dresses when the bride-to-be--her granddaughter June--unexpectedly arrives and announces she's calling off the marriage. With the tending of June's uncertain heart in mind, Ellen tells her the story of Nell, a Kansas-born woman who goes to the High Plains of New Mexico Territ……more

  • Details about The Ever After: A Novel

    The Ever After: A Novel

    Sarah Pekkanen

    "Writing with rawness and realism, Pekkanen doesn't hold back...Fans of Liane Moriarty and Anne Tyler will appreciate the story's depth." -- Booklist "In her signature conversational style, Pekkanen uncovers the truth behind the lies as Josie comes to grips with reality vs. the mirage of her marriage." -- Library Journal (starred review) In this intricate and enthralling domestic drama, perfect for fans of Big Little Lies and The Affair , the internationally bestselling author of the "gossip……more

  • Details about Water in May

    Water in May

    Ismee Williams

    Fifteen-year-old Mari Pujols believes that the baby she's carrying will finally mean she'll have a family member who will love her deeply and won't ever leave her--not like her mama, who took off when she was eight; or her papi, who's in jail; or her abuela, who wants as little to do with her as possible. But when doctors discover a potentially fatal heart defect in the fetus, Mari faces choices she never could have imagined. Surrounded by her loyal girl crew, her off-and-on boyfriend, and a de……more

  • Details about Shelter in Place

    Shelter in Place

    Nora Roberts

    From Nora Roberts comes the #1 New York Times bestseller Shelter in Place -- a powerful tale of heart, heroism...and propulsive suspense. It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Mothers and children shopped together, and the manager at the video-game store tending to customers. Then the shooters arrived. The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were……more

  • Details about Dreams of Falling

    Dreams of Falling

    Karen White

    One of PureWow's "Best Beach Reads of Summer 2018" New York Times bestselling author Karen White crafts evocative relationships in this contemporary women's fiction novel, set in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, about lifelong friends who share a devastating secret. On the banks of the North Santee River stands a moss-draped oak that was once entrusted with the dreams of three young girls. Into the tree's trunk, they placed their greatest hopes, written on ribbons, for safekeeping--including……more

  • Details about The High Season: A Novel

    The High Season: A Novel

    Judy Blundell

    "A shimmering story of art, money, and celebrity, The High Season is wicked summer fun."--Helen Simonson, New York Times bestselling author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand The Hamptons hath no fury like a woman scorned. No matter what the world throws her way, at least Ruthie Beamish has the house . Lovingly renovated, located by the sea in a quiet Long Island village, the house is her nest egg--the retirement account shared with her ex-husband, Mike, and the college fund for their teenage d……more

  • Details about Whisper

    Whisper

    Lynette Noni

    For two and a half years, Subject 684 --- "Jane Doe" --- has been locked underground in a secret government facility, enduring tests and torture. In that time, she hasn't uttered a single word. Not even her real name. Jane chooses to remain silent rather than risk losing control over the power within her. She alone knows what havoc her words can cause. Then the authorities put her in the care of the mysterious Landon Ward, and Jane is surprised when he treats her like a person rather than ……more

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  • Details about Something in the Water: A Novel (sound recording)

    Something in the Water: A Novel (sound recording)

    Catherine Steadman

    A shocking discovery on a honeymoon in paradise changes the lives of a picture-perfect couple in this taut psychological thriller debut--for readers of Ruth Ware, Paula Hawkins, and Shari Lapena. If you could make one simple choice that would change your life forever, would you? Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora,……more

  • Details about Like Brothers (sound recording)

    Like Brothers (sound recording)

    Mark Duplass; Jay Duplass; Mindy Kaling (Foreword by)

    The multitalented writers, directors, producers, and actors (as seen on The League, Transparent, and The Mindy Project ) share the secrets of their lifelong partnership in this unique memoir. "A book that anyone will love . . . You can enjoy it even if you have no idea who the Duplass brothers are."--Janet Maslin, The New York Times (17 Refreshing Books to Read This Summer) Whether producing, writing, directing, or acting, the Duplass Brothers have made their mark in the world of independent f……more

  • Details about By Invitation Only (sound recording)

    By Invitation Only (sound recording)

    Dorothea Benton Frank

    In this thoughtful, timely, humorous, and bighearted tale, perennial New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank examines what happens when a young sophisticated Chicagoan falls for the owner of a farm on Johns Island, a lush Lowcountry paradise off the coast of South Carolina-trading the bustle of a cosmopolitan city for the vagaries of a small southern town…more

  • Details about Ruthless Tide: The Tragic Epic of the Johnstown Flood (sound recording)

    Ruthless Tide: The Tragic Epic of the Johnstown Flood (sound recording)

    Al Roker

    A gripping narrative history of the 1889 Johnstown Flood-the deadliest flood in U.S. history-from NBC host and legendary weather authority Al RokerMay 1889: After a deluge of rainfall-nearly a foot in less than twenty-four hours-swelled the Little Conemaugh River, panicked engineers watched helplessly as swiftly rising waters threatened to breach the South Fork Dam in central Pennsylvania. Though they telegraphed neighboring towns on this last morning in May, warning of the impending danger, res……more

  • Details about Dreams of Falling (sound recording)

    Dreams of Falling (sound recording)

    Karen White

    One of PureWow's "Best Beach Reads of Summer 2018" New York Times bestselling author Karen White crafts evocative relationships in this contemporary women's fiction novel, set in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, about lifelong friends who share a devastating secret. On the banks of the North Santee River stands a moss-draped oak that was once entrusted with the dreams of three young girls. Into the tree's trunk, they placed their greatest hopes, written on ribbons, for safekeeping--including……more

  • Details about Reporter: A Memoir (sound recording)

    Reporter: A Memoir (sound recording)

    Seymour M. Hersh

    " Reporter is just wonderful. Truly a great life, and what shines out of the book, amid the low cunning and tireless legwork, is Hersh's warmth and humanity. This book is essential reading for every journalist and aspiring journalist the world over." --John le Carr From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling author and preeminent investigative journalist of our time -- a heartfelt, hugely revealing memoir of a decades-long career breaking some of the most impactful stories of the last half-ce……more

  • Details about The Cast: A Novel (sound recording)

    The Cast: A Novel (sound recording)

    Danielle Steel

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel follows a talented and creative woman as she launches her first television series, helping to recruit an unforgettable cast that will bring a dramatic family saga to the screen. Kait Whittier has built her magazine column into a hugely respected read followed by fans across the country. She loves her work and adores her grown children, treasuring the time they spend together. But after two marriages she prefers to avoid the complications and u……more

  • Details about Turbulence (sound recording)

    Turbulence (sound recording)

    Stuart Woods; Tony Roberts

    In the electrifying new thriller from #1 New York Times -bestselling author Stuart Woods, Stone Barrington finds himself pitted against both man and nature. Stone Barrington and several friends are vacationing in Florida when an extreme weather event puts a damper on their trip. Even worse, the hurricane-force winds blow a powerful, noxious politician straight onto Stone's doorstep. Though they part ways before long, Stone soon learns that he hasn't seen the last of his new acquaintance. It tur……more

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  • Details about When Calls the Heart: The Heart of Homecoming (videorecording)

    When Calls the Heart: The Heart of Homecoming (videorecording)

    Lori Loughlin

    The citizens of Hope Valley find the true meaning of the season with a Wishing Tree that, through the magic of the holiday, helps everyone's wishes come true. And for Elizabeth, this means having Jack back. Together they help Robert with a family problem, while Abigail, Bill and the other people from Hope Valley work together to create a special Christmas parade that warms the hearts and brings everyone together.…more

  • Details about Wonderstruck (videorecording)

    Wonderstruck (videorecording)

    Todd Haynes

    Tells the tale of two deaf children separated by fifty years. In 1927 New York City, Rose searches for the actress who's life she chronicles in her scrapbook; in 1977 in the Midwest, Ben runs away from home to find his father. The movie is based on the novel of the same title by Brian Selznick, which is the predecessor to his screen-adapted novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret.…more

  • Details about Nova: Why Trains Crash

    Nova: Why Trains Crash

    Larry Klein (Directed By)

    A documentary on tragic railway accidents and methods of preventing them in the future. Directed by Larry Klein and written by Michael Bicks. Starring Seiji Abe, Luis Carrasquero, and Jay O. Sanders. ~ Meghan Cook, Rovi…more

  • Details about Broken: Season 1 (videorecording)

    Broken: Season 1 (videorecording)

    Jimmy McGovern

    Father Michael, a modern, maverick, and reassuringly flawed Catholic priest presiding over a northern urban parish, must be confidant, counsellor, and confessor to a congregation struggling to reconcile its beliefs with the challenges of daily life.…more

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