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Details about Eleanor & Park

Eleanor & Park

Rainbow Rowell.

" Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it's like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it's like to be young and in love with a book."--John Green, The New York Times Book Review Bono met his wife in high school , Park says. So did Jerry Lee Lewis , Eleanor answers. I'm not kidding , he says. You should be , she says,nbsp; we're 16 . What about Romeo and Juliet? Shallow, confused, then dead. I love you ,nbsp;Park says. Wherefore art thou. Eleanor answers. I'm not kidding, nb……more

Details about Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA

Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA

Tim Junkin

Charged with the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in 1984, Kirk Bloodsworth was tried, convicted, and sentenced to die in Maryland's gas chamber. From the beginning, he proclaimed his innocence, but when he was granted a new trial because his prosecutors improperly withheld evidence, the second trial also resulted in conviction. Bloodsworth read every book on criminal law in the prison library and persuaded a new lawyer to petition for the then-innovative DNA testing. After nine years in……more

Details about Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner

Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner

Judy Melinek; T. J. Mitchell

Just two months before the September 11 terrorist attacks, Dr. Judy Melinek began her training as a New York City forensic pathologist. With her husband T.J. and their toddler Daniel holding down the home front, Judy threw herself into the fascinating world of death investigation-performing autopsies, investigating death scenes, counselling grieving relatives. Working Stiff chronicles Judy's two years of training, taking readers behind the police tape of some of the most harrowing deaths in the……more

Details about Pashmina

Pashmina

Nidhi Chanani

Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions: Why did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? What was it like there? And most importantly, who is her father, and why did her mom leave him behind? But Pri's mom avoids these questions--the topic of India is permanently closed. For Pri, her mother's homeland can only exist in her imagination. That is, until she find a mysterious pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcase. When she wraps herself in it, she is transported to a place more……more

Details about The Mars Room: A Novel

The Mars Room: A Novel

Rachel Kushner

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Electrifying." -- Vanity Fair "A page turner... The Mars Room is one of those books that enrage you even as they break your heart." -- The New York Times Book Review (cover review) "Brilliant and devastating... The Mars Room is a heartbreaking, true, and nearly flawless novel." -- NPR From twice National Book Award-nominated Rachel Kushner, whose Flamethrowers was called "the best, most brazen, most interesting book of the year" (Kathryn Schulz, New York magazi……more

Details about Little Bento: 32 Irresistible Bento Box Lunches for Kids

Little Bento: 32 Irresistible Bento Box Lunches for Kids

Michele Olivier

"Trust me when I tell you, Little Bento is going to change your lunch game! This will revolutionize your lunch; whether you need to pack a lunch for school, day trips, the office, or simply need some inspiration for when you're at home. You NEED this book." --Toddler and Toast blog Your challenge: Packing a healthy lunch for your picky little eater. Your solution: The bento box! Little Bento is your ultimate bento guide to planning, preparing, and assembling yummy, wholesome, easy bento box lun……more

Details about Eat at Home Tonight: 101 Deliciously Simple Dinner Recipes for Even the Busiest Family Schedule

Eat at Home Tonight: 101 Deliciously Simple Dinner Recipes for Even the Busiest Family Schedule

Tiffany King

Founder of the Eat at Home website and family meal-planning wizard Tiffany King shares recipes focused on simplicity, flavor, and healthy balance to help home cooks end every day with an affordable family dinner. A popular food blogger with 8.5 million page views, Tiffany King's debut cookbook is crafted for those nights "when life happens." This is the cookbook to turn to when all hope of a homemade, wholesome dinner seems lost: when the fridge is empty, when it's already 8pm, when one kid ha……more

Details about Dark Saturday: A Novel (sound recording)

Dark Saturday: A Novel (sound recording)

Nicci French; Beth Chalmers (Read by)

An electrifying, sophisticated psychological thriller about past crimes and present dangers, featuring an unforgettable protagonist...A decade ago, eighteen-year-old Hannah Docherty was arrested for the shocking murder of her family. It was an open-and-shut case, and Hannah has been incarcerated in a secure psychiatric hospital ever since.When psychotherapist Frieda Klein is asked to meet Hannah and give her assessment, she reluctantly agrees. But what she finds horrifies her. Hannah has become ……more

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

Details about You Think It, I'll Say It: Stories

You Think It, I'll Say It: Stories

Curtis Sittenfeld

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 SUNDAY TIMES EFG SHORT STORY AWARD: 'Do-Over', one of the stories in this dazzling first collection by Curtis Sittenfeld. In 'The World Has Many Butterflies', a married woman flirts with a man she meets at parties by playing You think it, I'll say it , putting into words the bitchy things she guesses he's thinking about their fellow guests. But she is in for a shock when, in time, she finds out what was really in his mind. 'The Nominee' sees Hillary Clinton on the campa……more

Details about The Woman in the Window

The Woman in the Window

A. J. Finn

Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller! "Astounding. Thrilling. Amazing." --Gillian Flynn "Unputdownable." --Stephen King "A dark, twisty confection." --Ruth Ware "Absolutely gripping." --Louise Penny For readers of Gillian Flynn and Tana French comes one of the decade's most anticipated debuts, to be published in thirty-six languages around the world and already in development as a major film from Fox: a twisty, powerful Hitchcockian thriller about an agoraphobic woman who believes she witne……more

Details about The Philosopher's Flight: A Novel

The Philosopher's Flight: A Novel

Tom Miller

"Rarely does a novel begin with rollicking fierceness that grabs readers from its opening lines and doesn't loosen its grip or lessen its hold all the way through... Miller's writing is intoxicating and one doesn't need to be a fantasy or sci-fi fan to adore this book."--Kim Curtis, Associated Press " The Philosopher's Flight by debut novelist Tom Miller has already set a high bar for any book vying to be the most entertaining novel of 2018."--Ian Schwartz, Bookpage A thrilling debut from ER……more

Details about The One-in-a-Million Boy

The One-in-a-Million Boy

Monica Wood

The incandescent story of a 104-year-old woman and the sweet, strange young boy assigned to help her around the house -- a friendship that touches each member of the boy's unmoored family For years, guitarist Quinn Porter has been on the road, chasing gig after gig, largely absent to his twice-ex-wife Belle and their odd, Guinness records-obsessed son. When the boy dies suddenly, Quinn seeks forgiveness for his paternal shortcomings by completing the requirements for his son's unfinished Boy S……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 Beartown

Beartown

Fredrik Backman

"You'll love this engrossing novel." -- People "Backman is a masterful writer, his characters familiar yet distinct, flawed yet heroic....There are scenes that bring tears, scenes of gut-wrenching despair, and moments of sly humor....A thoroughly empathetic examination of the fragile human spirit." -- Kirkus Reviews The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with a dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream--and the price required to make it come t……more