• 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 Her Majesty's Spymaster: Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the Birth of Modern Espionage

    Her Majesty's Spymaster: Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the Birth of Modern Espionage

    Stephen Budiansky

    Sir Francis Walsingham's official title was principal secretary to Queen Elizabeth I, but in fact this pious, tight-lipped Puritan was England's first spymaster. A ruthless, fiercely loyal civil servant, Walsingham worked brilliantly behind the scenes to foil Elizabeth's rival Mary Queen of Scots and outwit Catholic Spain and France, which had arrayed their forces behind her. Though he cut an incongruous figure in Elizabeth's worldly court, Walsingham managed to win the trust of key players like……more

  • Details about Small Fry: A Memoir

    Small Fry: A Memoir

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs

    A frank, smart and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents--artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs--Lisa Brennan-Jobs's childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa's father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in her, ushering her into a new world of mansions, vacations, and private schools. His attention was thrilli……more

  • Details about The Incendiaries: A Novel

    The Incendiaries: A Novel

    R. O. Kwon

    " Religion, politics, and love collide in this slim but powerful novel reminiscent of Donna Tartt's The Secret History, with menace and mystery lurking in every corner." -- People Magazine "The most buzzed-about debut of the summer, as it should be...unusual and enticing ... The Incendiaries arrives at precisely the right moment." -- The Washington Post "Radiant...A dark, absorbing story of how first love can be as intoxicating and dangerous as religious fundamentalism." -- New York Times Bo……more

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  • Details about Polite Society

    Polite Society

    Mahesh Rao

    "A modern retelling of Jane Austen's Emma with a touch of Crazy Rich Asians set in Delhi, in which the daughter of a wealthy Indian family aspires to match-make for her friends and family, only to find herself caught up in an unforeseen scandal--and an unexpected match of her own"--…more

  • Details about Meet Me in Monaco

    Meet Me in Monaco

    Hazel Gaynor

    Set in the 1950s against the backdrop of Grace Kelly’s whirlwind romance and unforgettable wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco, New York Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb take the reader on an evocative sun-drenched journey along the Côte d’Azur in this page-turning novel of passion, fate and second chances... Movie stars and paparazzi flock to Cannes for the glamorous film festival, but Grace Kelly, the biggest star of all, wants only to escape from the fl……more

  • Details about Black Light

    Black Light

    Kimberly King Parsons

    "The stories in Black Light are grimy and weird, surprising, utterly lush. . . . I loved every moment of this book." --Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties With raw, poetic ferocity, Kimberly King Parsons exposes desire's darkest hollows--those hidden places where most of us are afraid to look. In this debut collection of enormously perceptive and brutally unsentimental short stories, Parsons illuminates the ache of first love, the banality of self-loathing, the scourge of ……more

  • Details about Magic for Liars

    Magic for Liars

    Sarah Gailey

    Sharp, mainstream fantasy meets compelling thrills of investigative noir in Magic for Liars, a fantasy debut by rising star Sarah Gailey. Ivy Gamble was born without magic and never wanted it. Ivy Gamble is perfectly happy with her life – or at least, she’s perfectly fine. She doesn't in any way wish she was like Tabitha, her estranged, gifted twin sister. Ivy Gamble is a liar. When a gruesome murder is discovered at The Osthorne Academy of Young Mages, where her estranged twin siste……more

  • Details about Tidelands

    Tidelands

    Philippa Gregory

    The #1 New York Times bestselling author and “one of the great storytellers of our time” (San Francisco Book Review) turns from the glamour of the royal courts to tell the story of an ordinary woman, Alinor, who cannot bear to conform to the life that lies before her. Midsummer’s Eve, 1648, England is in the grip of a civil war between renegade king and rebellious parliament. The struggle reaches every corner of the kingdom, even the remote tidelands —the marshy landscape……more

  • Details about The Reckless Oath We Made

    The Reckless Oath We Made

    Bryn Greenwood

    From the New York Times bestselling author of All the Ugly And Wonderful Things, a propulsive new novel about a Kansas woman who discovers redemption--and love--when she joins forces with a surprising champion in her race to save her broken family. Zee doesn't consider herself anyone's heroine. Almost six-foot with orange hair and a bum hip, most of her waking hours are spent worrying: about never-ending bills, her gullible, beautiful sister, her five-year-old nephew, and her housebound mother. ……more

  • Details about Love at First Like

    Love at First Like

    Hannah Orenstein

    From the author of Playing with Matches, the rollicking tale of a young jewelry shop owner who accidentally leads her Instagram followers to believe that she’s engaged—and then decides to keep up the ruse. Eliza Roth and her sister Sophie co-own a jewelry shop in Brooklyn. One night, after learning of an ex’s engagement, Eliza accidentally posts a photo of herself wearing a diamond ring on that finger to her Instagram account beloved by 100,000 followers. Sales skyrocket, press……more

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  • Details about Little [videorecording]

    Little [videorecording]

    Tina Gordon Chism

    Abstract:  Jordan is a take-no-prisoners mogul who torments her long-suffering assistant and employees daily. She soon faces an unexpected threat to her personal life and career when she magically transforms into a thirteen-year-old version of herself.  …more

  • Details about Becoming Astrid [videorecording]

    Becoming Astrid [videorecording]

    Fischer Christensen

    Abstract:  Follows the story of Astrid Lindgren, future author of Pippi Longstocking. As a teenager, eager to break free from her loving but strict religious family in rural Sweden, she accepts an internship at a local newspaper where she attracts the attention of its married editor. After Astrid becomes pregnant, she embarks for Denmark to give birth to a son, whom she reluctantly leaves with a foster mother. When the foster mother falls ill, Astrid uses her imagination and gift for story……more

  • Details about The Public [video recording]

    The Public [video recording]

    Emilio Estevez

    Abstract:  When a brutal blast of cold hits Cincinnati, the public library transforms from a safe haven for the homeless into a potential war zone. Those who have no place of retreat to evade the cold stage a sit-in in the library where they are tended by members of the library's staff. Soon the police arrive and a stand-off threatens to bring tragedy to the homeless individuals and those who care about their well-being. An eye-opening exploration of the basic values of humanity plays out ……more

  • Details about Hotel Mumbai [videorecording]

    Hotel Mumbai [videorecording]

    Maras, Anthony

    Abstract:  A true story of humanity and heroism, this film vividly recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India. Among the dedicated hotel staff is the renowned chef Hemant Oberoi and a waiter who choose to risk their lives to protect their guests. As the world watches on, a desperate couple is forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn child.  …more

  • Details about Bang: Season One [videorecording]

    Bang: Season One [videorecording]

    Roger Williams

    Abstract:  Loner Sam and his ambitious sister, Gina, live in a decaying steel town in South Wales. Since the death of their father twelve years earlier, the two have taken divergent paths. Gina has a promising career in the police force, but Sam's life is going nowhere, until one day he gets his hands on a gun. Emboldened by newfound confidence, he begins to commit increasingly daring crimes.  …more

  • Details about Manhunt: Season One [videorecording]

    Manhunt: Season One [videorecording]

    Martin Clunes

    Abstract:  When the battered body of a French student is found on Twickenham Green in London, hardworking and humble DCI Colin Sutton is appointed the lead detective on his first big case. Despite objections from his superiors, Sutton believes the young woman's murder may be connected to a previous attack and embarks on a quest to catch a serial killer. Realistically portraying the ins and outs of police investigations, it tells the story of one detective's uncompromising search for justic……more

  • Details about Dynasties [videorecording]

    Dynasties [videorecording]

    Barrington, Rupert

    Abstract:  Nature depicted as never seen before: high stakes drama that goes deeper into the lives of five of the world's most celebrated and endangered animals than ever before: Chimpanzee, Emperor Penguin, Lion, Painted Wolf and Tiger.  …more

  • Details about Pet sematary [videorecording]

    Pet sematary [videorecording]

    K├Âlsch, Kevin

    Abstract:  In the forests of Maine, Ellie Creed discovers a mysterious Native American burial ground that has a strange property -- things buried there can come back. But they don't always come back the right way... Ellie tells her father about the burial ground. But when her brother, Gage, is killed by a truck, her father makes a deadly decision.  …more