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What we're Reading 10/5/16

  • Details about The lace makers of Glenmara : a novel

    The lace makers of Glenmara : a novel

    Heather Barbieri.

    In this enchanting, romantic tale of friendship and love set in Ireland, a young American woman helps a group of local lace makers change their lives, and, ultimately, her own.…more

  • Details about Hopeless Magic: The Star-Crossed Series

    Hopeless Magic: The Star-Crossed Series

    Rachel Higginson

    After returning home from Romania, and successfully saving her best friend Lilly, Eden Matthews must now come to terms with her future as an Immortal. She is in love with the Crowned Prince, but he is betrothed to someone else. Her family desperately wants her to join their rebellion, but that would mean fighting against her one, true love, Kiran Kendrick. She must fight off assassins that want her dead, an Immortal rite of passage that takes her to India and a deadly disease that no one has thu……more

  • Details about Dear Daughter

    Dear Daughter

    Elizabeth Little

    * Winner of the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel * Nominated for the Barry and Macavity Awards for Best First Novel * Longlisted for the CWA John Creasy (New Blood) Dagger Award "Quick-witted and fast-paced, this debut mystery should be a hit with Gone Girl fans." -- People magazine "This is an all-nighter . . . The best debut mystery I've read in a long time." --Tana French "A really gutsy, clever, energetic read, often unexpected, always entertaining. I loved Janie Jenkins's sassy……more

  • Details about Hold Me Closer, Necromancer

    Hold Me Closer, Necromancer

    Lish McBride

    Sam leads a pretty normal life. He may not have the most exciting job in the world, but he's doing all right--until a fast food prank brings him to the attention of Douglas, a creepy guy with an intense violent streak. Turns out Douglas is a necromancer who raises the dead for cash and sees potential in Sam. Then Sam discovers he's a necromancer too, but with strangely latent powers. And his worst nightmare wants to join forces . . . or else. With only a week to figure things out, Sam needs al……more

  • Details about Red Rising

    Red Rising

    Pierce Brown

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, BUZZFEED, AND SHELF AWARENESS "Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow." --Scott Sigler Pierce Brown's relentlessly entertaining debut channels the excitement of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. "I live for the dream that my children will be born free," she says. "That they will be what they like. That they will own the land their father gave them." "I live for you,"……more

  • Details about Bunny Roo, I Love You

    Bunny Roo, I Love You

    Melissa Marr; Teagan White (Illustrator)

    A warm and tender welcome to the world! In a gorgeous picture book that's playfully sweet and visually captivating, New York Times bestselling author Melissa Marr and talented new illustrator Teagan White celebrate the many ways parents make their new babies feel at home. The world can seem like a big, bewildering place for new babies--fortunately, their mamas know just how to soothe and comfort them. Through enchanting scenes portraying all kinds of mama animals looking out for their little ……more

  • Details about One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree

    One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree

    Daniel Bernstrom; Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)

    "A hungry snake. A beautiful brown boy. What more can a young reader ask for?"--National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson A sneaky snake has no idea that the captives in his belly are planning their escape! In the spirit of There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Simms Taback, the reader sees a cutaway of the snake's belly and can even guess how the tale ends! Classic and contemporary, timeless and fresh, One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree has a syncopated and rhythmically deli……more

  • Details about Shadows over Paradise: A Novel

    Shadows over Paradise: A Novel

    Isabel Wolff

    For readers of Kate Morton and Jamie Ford comes a captivating novel of two very different women, struggling to come to terms with the ghosts from their past--by the internationally bestselling author of A Vintage Affair and The Very Picture of You Sometimes the only way forward is through the past. Jenni Clark is a ghostwriter. She loves to immerse herself in other people's stories--a respite from her own life, and from a relationship that appears to be nearing its end. Jenni's latest assign……more

  • Details about Ghostly Echoes

    Ghostly Echoes

    William Ritter

    "The highly anticipated third volume of the paranormal detective series perfect for "readers who enjoy Doctor Who, Supernatural, Grimm...and of course, Sherlock Holmes stories, and who are ready to say up into the wee hours." Jenny Cavanaugh, the ghostly landlord of 926 Augur Lane, has enlisted the services of her detective-agency tenants to solve a decade-old murder--her own. Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer, R. F. Jackaby, dive into the cold case, starting with a search for Jenny's fian……more

  • Details about The Graveyard Book

    The Graveyard Book

    by Neil Gaiman

    Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place-he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their timely ghostly teachings-like the ability to Fade. Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead? And then there are things like ghouls that aren't really one thing or the other. This chillin……more