May 2010 Fiction

Scroll down to see the latest items on our shelves. Book are separated into different subject headings including: general fiction, mystery, suspense and historical fiction. Hopefully, you can find something that you will like!

General Fiction

American Taliban by Pearl Abraham

Critically acclaimed novelist Abraham uses her gifts of psychological acuity and uncommon empathy to depict a typical upper-middle-class family snared by the forces of history, politics, and faith.

The Exodus Quest by Will Adams

Facts collide with fiction in the pulse-pounding sequel to the highly praised “The Alexander Cipher,” featuring archaeologist Daniel Knox who is on the trail of the lost Dead Sea Scrolls.

The Map of True Places by Barry Brunonia

Zee Finch, a psychotherapist, has come home to Salem to take care of her ailing father and to try to figure out her own life after the suicide of one of her patients, which was made even more difficult by Zee’s past–her mother committed suicide herself, in front of her.

The Last Time I Saw You by Elizabeth Berg

From the beloved bestselling author of “Home Safe” and “The Year of Pleasures” comes a wonderful new novel about women and men reconnecting with one another–and themselves-at their 40th high school reunion.

Lipstick Jungle by Candace Bushnell

In Lipstick Jungle, a New Tork Times bestseller, Candace Bushnell tells the story of three powerful New York women at the top of their fields, each navigating her way through business, relationships, scandal, success and betrayal.

The Shadow of Your Smile by Mary Higgins Clark

In The Shadow of Your Smile, worldwide bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark weaves a spellbinding thriller revolving around a long-held family secret that threatens to emerge and take the life of an unsuspecting heiress. At age eighty-two and in failing health, Olivia Morrow knows she has little time left. The last of her line, she faces a momentous choice: expose a long-held family secret, or take it with her to her grave. Olivia has in her possession letters from her deceased cousin Catherine, a nun, now being considered for beatification by the Catholic Church – the final step before sainthood. In her lifetime, Sister Catherine had founded seven hospitals for disabled children. Now the cure of a four-year-old boy dying of brain cancer is being attributed to her. After his case was pronounced medically hopeless, the boy’s desperate mother had organized a prayer crusade to Sister Catherine, leading to his miraculous recovery. The letters Olivia holds are the evidence that Catherine gave birth at age seventeen to a child, a son, and gave him up for adoption. Olivia knows the identity of the young man who fathered Catherine’s child: Alex Gannon, who went on to become a world-famous doctor, scientist, and inventor holding medical patents. Now, two generations later, thirty-one-year-old pediatrician Dr. Monica Farrell, Catherine’s granddaughter, stands as the rightful heir to what remains of the family fortune. But in telling Monica who she really is, Olivia would have to betray Catherine’s wishes and reveal the story behind Monica’s ancestry. The Gannon fortune is being squandered by Alex’s nephews Greg and Peter Gannon, and other board members of the Gannon Foundation, who camouflage their profligate lifestyles with philanthropy. Now their carefully constructed image is cracking. Greg, a prominent financier, is under criminal investigation, and Peter, a Broadway producer, is a suspect in the murder of a young woman who has been extorting money from him. The only people aware of Olivia’s impending choice are those exploiting the Gannon inheritance. To silence Olivia and prevent Monica from learning the secret, some of them will stop at nothing – even murder. Clark’s riveting new novel explores the juxtaposition of medical science and religious faith, and the search for identity by the daughter of a man adopted at birth.

Growing Up Twice by Rowan Coleman

They have been best friends since school. Their teenage years were spent drinking too much wine in the park, making wrong choices with men and thinking tomorrow was too far off to worry about. Eleven riotous years later, Jenny realizes that nothing much has changed. Here she is, still hung-over and about to make her most wrong choice of man yet. Then tragedy strikes, and it seems as if Jenny, Rosie and Selin can never be true friends again.

Men and Dogs by Katie Crouch

From the author of the “New York Times” bestseller “Girls in Trucks” comes a hilarious and moving novel about loyalty, family, and a prodigal daughter’s return home.

The Walk by Richard Paul Evans

Evans presents the first novel in an inspiring new series about an executive who loses everything and embarks on a walk that takes him across America.

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

Can a woman ever really know herself if she doesn’t know her mother?From the author of the smash-hit bestsellerFirefly LaneandTrue Colorscomes a powerful, heartbreaking novel that illuminates the intricate mother-daughter bond and explores the enduring links between the present and the pastMeredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard; the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father falls ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters. As children, the only connection between them was the Russian fairy tale Anya sometimes told the girls at night. On his deathbed, their father extracts a promise from the women in his life: the fairy tale will be told one last time—and all the way to the end. Thus begins an unexpected journey into the truth of Anya’s life in war-torn Leningrad, more than five decades ago. Alternating between the past and present, Meredith and Nina will finally hear the singular, harrowing story of their mother’s life, and what they learn is a secret so terrible and terrifying that it will shake the very foundation of their family and change who they believe they are.

The Red Thread by Ann Hood

In China there is a belief that people who are destined to be together are connected by an invisible red thread. Who is at the end of your red thread? After losing her infant daughter in a freak accident, Maya Lange opens The Red Thread , an adoption agency that specializes in placing baby girls from China with American families. Maya finds some comfort in her work, until a group of six couples share their personal stories of their desire for a child. Their painful and courageous journey toward adoption forces her to confront the lost daughter of her past. Brilliantly braiding together the stories of Chinese birth mothers who give up their daughters, Ann Hood writes a moving and beautifully told novel of fate and the red thread that binds these characters’ lives. Heartrending and wise, The Red Thread is a stirring portrait of unforgettable love and yearning for a baby.

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok

Introducing a fresh, exciting Chinese-American voice, an inspiring debut about an immigrant girl forced to choose between two worlds and two futures. When Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn squalor, she quickly begins a secret double life: exceptional schoolgirl during the day, Chinatown sweatshop worker in the evenings. Disguising the more difficult truths of her life-like the staggering degree of her poverty, the weight of her family’s future resting on her shoulders, or her secret love for a factory boy who shares none of her talent or ambition-Kimberly learns to constantly translate not just her language but herself back and forth between the worlds she straddles. Through Kimberly’s story, author Jean Kwok, who also emigrated from Hong Kong as a young girl, brings to the page the lives of countless immigrants who are caught between the pressure to succeed in America, their duty to their family, and their own personal desires, exposing a world that we rarely hear about. Written in an indelible voice that dramatizes the tensions of an immigrant girl growing up between two cultures, surrounded by a language and world only half understood, Girl in Translation is an unforgettable and classic novel of an American immigrant-a moving tale of hardship and triumph, heartbreak and love, and all that gets lost in translation.

The Telling by Beverly Lewis

The Powerful Series Conclusion from Beverly Lewis

Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel

From the award-winning, bestselling author of “Life of Pi” comes a mesmerizing and brilliant exploration of the limitations of language in understanding and describing the horrors of the Holocaust.

Return to Sender by Fern Michaels

At seventeen, Rosalind Lin Townsend finds herself pregnant and alone. Her father, deeply religious yet cruel, throws her out of the house. Nick Pemberton, her baby’s father and the man she naively hoped might marry her, rejects her. Yet even at the lowest point in her life, Lin vows to succeed on her own terms, and to give her son, Will, all the love and happiness she’s been denied. Nineteen years later, Lin has made good on her promises. She’s the owner of a thriving diner in her Georgia hometown, and Will has grown into a fine, intelligent young man who’s about to start his freshman year at NYU. But when Lin visits New York with Will, she crosses paths with the one man she was sure she’d never see again Nick Pemberton, now a millionaire CEO, the man who sent back all her letters unopened, marked Return to Sender. Seeing him fills Lin with anger and she resolves to right the wrong he did to Will. Helped by Jason, a hired detective, and her best friend, Sally, Lin sets out to disrupt Nick’s life and his finances, with spectacular results. But the truth is more complex and surprising than she imagined. And soon Lin must choose between the revenge she thought would free her, and the bright new future that’s about to be delivered to her door.

Exclusive by Fern Michaels

The Lake Shore Limited by Sue Miller

Four unforgettable characters beckon readers into this spellbinding new novel from the author of the explosive “New York Times” bestseller “The Senator’s Wife.” Miller’s latest is a tour de force about the dislocations wrought in our lives by accidents of fate and time, and about how we try to make peace with whom we become in the face of circumstances beyond our control.

Original Sin by Tasmina Perry

Get inside the glamour with Tasmina Perry. Stunning Brooke Asgill is about to marry into one of the richest and most powerful families in the Unites States, and matriarch Meredith Asgill is determined that her daughter will walk down the aisle at whatever cost. But the Asgills are not all they seem and their past is riddled with secrets, lies and tragedy. Enter Tess Garret, a renowned publicist hired to keep the Asgill family ghosts well and truly locked away, at least until the big day is over.From Manhattan’s exclusive upper east side to the tropical beaches of Hawaii. From the couture ateliers of Paris to the colonial mansions of the Florida Keys, Original Sin is a sexy provocative tale of lies, secrets and the lengths some people will go to keep them.

Burning Lamp by Amanda Quick

In this second novel of the Dreamlight Trilogy from “New York Times”-bestselling author Quick, psychic power and passion collide as a legendary curse comes to fruition. Quick deftly distills sexy romance and deadly intrigue.–“Chicago Tribune.”

Every Last One by Anna Quindlen

Mary Beth Latham is first and foremost a mother, whose three teenaged children come first, before her career as a landscape gardener, or even her life as the wife of a doctor. Caring for her family and preserving their everyday life is paramount. And so, when one of her sons, Max, becomes depressed, Mary Beth becomes focused on him, and is blindsided by a shocking act of violence.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

In Kathryn Stockett’s stunning fiction debut, The Help, three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step . . .Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone. Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken. Minny, Aibileen’s best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can look like nobody’s business, but she can’t mind her tongue, so she’s lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own. Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women – mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends – view one another. A deeply moving book filled with poignancy, humour, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t.

The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall

Golden Richards, husband to four wives, father to twenty-eight children, is having the mother of all midlife crises. His construction business is failing, his family has grown into an overpopulated mini-dukedom beset with insurrection and rivalry, and he is done in with grief: due to the accidental death of a daughter and the stillbirth of a son, he has come to doubt the capacity of his own heart. Brady Udall, one of our finest American fiction writers, tells a tragicomic story of a deeply faithful man who, crippled by grief and the demands of work and family, becomes entangled in an affair that threatens to destroy his family’s future. Like John Irving and Richard Yates, Udall creates characters that engage us to the fullest as they grapple with the nature of need, love, and belonging. Beautifully written, keenly observed, and ultimately redemptive, The Lonely Polygamist is an unforgettable story of an American family with its inevitable dysfunctionality, heartbreak, and comedy pushed to its outer limits.

Red Hats by Damon Wayans

BET Comedy Award-winner and “New York Times”-bestselling author delivers a moving debut novel about how a bitter and lonely woman rediscovers her ability to give and receive love.

Graphic Novels

Logicomix

This brilliantly illustrated tale of reason, insanity, love and truth recounts the story of Bertrand Russell’s life. Raised by his paternal grandparents, young Russell was never told the whereabouts of his parents. Driven by a desire for knowledge of his own history, he attempted to force the world to yield to his yearnings: for truth, clarity and resolve. As he grew older, and increasingly sophisticated as a philosopher and mathematician, Russell strove to create an objective language with which to describe the world – one free of the biases and slippages of the written word. At the same time, he began courting his first wife, teasing her with riddles and leaning on her during the darker days, when his quest was bogged down by paradoxes, frustrations and the ghosts of his family’s secrets. Ultimately, he found considerable success – but his career was stalled when he was outmatched by an intellectual rival: his young, strident, brilliantly original student, Ludwig Wittgenstein. An insightful and complexly layered narrative, Logicomix reveals both Russell’s inner struggle and the quest for the foundations of logic. Narration by an older, wiser Russell, as well as asides from the author himself, make sense of the story’s heady and powerful ideas. At its heart, Logicomix is a story about the conflict between pure reason and the persistent flaws of reality, a narrative populated by great and august thinkers, young lovers, ghosts and insanity.

BodyWorld

From the astonishing imagination of the author of “Bottomless Belly Button” comes a darkly fantastical graphic novel about a small town, a lowlife botanist, and a mysterious plant with strange powers.

Historical Fiction

The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

Those who carry the truth sometimes bear a terrible weight… It is 1940. France has fallen. Bombs are dropping on London. And President Roosevelt is promising he won’t send our boys to fight in “foreign wars.” But American radio gal Frankie Bard, the first woman to report from the Blitz in London, wants nothing more than to bring the war home. Frankie’s radio dispatches crackle across the Atlantic ocean, imploring listeners to pay attention–as the Nazis bomb London nightly, and Jewish refugees stream across Europe. Frankie is convinced that if she can just get the right story, it will wake Americans to action and they will join the fight. Meanwhile, in Franklin, Massachusetts, a small town on Cape Cod, Iris James hears Frankie’s broadcasts and knows that it is only a matter of time before the war arrives on Franklin’s shores. In charge of the town’s mail, Iris believes that her job is to deliver and keep people’s secrets, passing along the news that letters carry. And one secret she keeps are her feelings for Harry Vale, the town mechanic, who inspects the ocean daily, searching in vain for German U-boats he is certain will come. Two single people in midlife, Iris and Harry long ago gave up hope of ever being in love, yet they find themselves unexpectedly drawn toward each other. Listening to Frankie as well are Will and Emma Fitch, the town’s doctor and his new wife, both trying to escape a fragile childhood and forge a brighter future. When Will follows Frankie’s siren call into the war, Emma’s worst fears are realized. Promising to return in six months, Will goes to London to offer his help, and the lives of the three women entwine. Alternating between an America still cocooned in its inability to grasp the danger at hand and a Europe being torn apart by war, The Postmistress gives us two women who find themselves unable to deliver the news, and a third woman desperately waiting for news yet afraid to hear it. Sarah Blake’s The Postmistress shows how we bear the fact that war goes on around us while ordinary lives continue. Filled with stunning parallels to today, it is a remarkable novel.

The Aloha Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini

In this latest entry to the bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series, quilting queen Bonnie Markham explores Hawaii and learns about the islands’ quilting traditions while setting up a tropical quilt camp. Weary from a difficult divorce battle, Bonnie leaves beloved Elm Creek Manor and takes up her friend’s invitation to start the camp; once in Hawaii, she gets to work on hiring staff and making her version of a Hawaiian quilt. When her mean-spirited ex-husband-to-be demands half her share in Elm Creek as part of the settlement, Bonnie takes drastic measures to protect the estate and her friends. Still, the big changes are hard to take, and Bonnie’s not sure she can follow through. With homey details and a strong sense of the connections that bind women, friends, and families, Chiaverini (Circle of Quilters) lovingly crafts her tale about a woman stitching together a new life and a new project. Series fans will enjoy this latest entry, and those new to the quilting bee should have no problem finding their groove. (Apr.) Copyright 2010 Publisher’s Weekly Reed Business Information.

The Dead Republic by Roddy Doyle

Saved from death in California’s Monument Valley by none other than Henry Fonda, Irish rebel Henry Smart ends up in Hollywood collaborating with legendary director John Ford on a script based on his life.

Private Life by Jane Smiley

This riveting new novel from a Pulitzer Prize winner traverses the intimate landscape of one woman’s life, from the 1880s to World War II. “Private Life” is a beautiful evocation of the little girl within the hopeful bride, of the young woman filled with yearning, and of the faithful wife who comes to harbor a dangerous secret.

Mystery

Cat of the Century by Rita Mae Brown

Brown and her feline partner are back with this new mystery starring Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen, the sleuthing cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and corgi Tee Tucker. This time they must catch a killer determined to turn a birthday party into a funeral.

Haunt Me Still by Jennifer Carrell

Kate Stanley, Carrell’s dauntless Shakespearean scholar-turned-director, made a memorable debut in the “New York Times”-bestselling work “Interred with Their Bones.” Kate returns in this thriller centering on Shakespeare’s eeriest play, “Macbeth.”

Cook the Books by Jessica Conant-Park

Chloe Carter desperately needs a job, so she takes one assisting a cookbook writer. Unfortunately, it stirs up painful memories of her ex-boyfriend, Josh. When one of Josh’s friends ends up dead, Chloe sets about looking for the killer.

The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker

FBI Special agent Brad Raines is facing his toughest case yet. A Denver serial killer has killed four beautiful young women, and he’s picking up his pace. Unable to crack the case, Raines appeals for help from a most unusual source: residents of a private psychiatric institution.

Nashville Noir by Jessica Fletcher

In the brand-new novel in the USA Today bestselling series, Jessica Fletcher learns that some songs end on a fatal note. Jessica Fletcher knows that creativity must be nurtured. So when a young lady from Cabot Cove shows promise as a singer and songwriter, Jessica and a local citizens committee send Cyndi on a scholarship trip to Nashville, Tennessee, where she can benefit from professional instruction. Only weeks later, Cabot Cove is shocked to hear of the cold-blooded murder of a brash country music publisher-by the young talent Cyndi! And as Cyndi’s mother begs Jessica to help her daughter, Jess heads to the country music capital of the world to help the wayward starlet. Jessica finds that the murdered man was no country gentleman, with a list of ex-wives, cheated partners, swindled singers, and stolen songs that has Jessica swinging to-and-fro in the search for a killer. And if she can’t uncover the culprit soon, Jessica knows that poor Cyndi will never get the chance for an encore…

This Body of Death by Elizabeth George

New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George is back with a spellbinding tale of mystery and murder featuring Scotland Yard Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley. On compassionate leave after the murder of his wife, Thomas Lynley is called back to Scotland Yard when the body of a woman is found stabbed and abandoned in an isolated London cemetery. His former team doesn’t trust the leadership of their new department chief, Isabelle Ardery, whose management style seems to rub everyone the wrong way. In fact, Lynley may be the sole person who can see beneath his superior officer’s hard-as-nails exterior to a hidden-and possibly attractive-vulnerability. While Lynley works in London, his former colleagues Barbara Havers and Winston Nkata follow the murder trail south to the New Forest. There they discover a beautiful and strange place where animals roam free, the long-lost art of thatching is very much alive, and outsiders are not entirely welcome. What they don’t know is that more than one dark secret lurks among the trees, and that their investigation will lead them to an outcome that is both tragic and shocking. A multilayered jigsaw puzzle of a story skillfully structured to keep readers guessing until the very end, This Body of Death is a magnificent achievement from a writer at the peak of her powers.

Reckless by Andrew Gross

The shocking murder of a suburban family uncovers a frightening global conspiracy in this new thriller from the “New York Times”-bestselling author of “Don’t Look Twice.”

Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris

The latest book in the #1 “New York Times”-bestselling series–the basis for HBO’s “True Blood.” After enduring torture and the loss of loved ones during the Faery War, Sookie is hurt and angry. Worst of all, there are still some Fae on the human side–and one of them is very angry at Sookie.

The God of the Hive by Laurie King

In the mesmerizing, powerful conclusion to the blockbuster hit “The Language of Bees,” Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are each on the trail of exposing a ruthless villain. Will being apart help them solve a devilishly difficult mystery, or make them easier targets?

The Spellmans Strike Again by Lisa Lutz

The uproarious fourth and final installment in the “New York Times”-bestselling, Edgar Award-nominated series about a kooky detective family.

The Double Comfort Safari Club by Alexander McCall Smith

Readers will agree that this touching and dramatic new installment in Alexander McCall Smithrsquo;s beloved and best-selling series is the finest yet. In this story, Precious Ramotswe deals with issues of mistaken identity and great fortune against the beautiful backdrop of Botswanarsquo;s remote and striking Okavango Delta.   Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi head to a safari camp to carry out a delicate mission on behalf of a former guest who has left one of the guides a large sum of money. But once they find their man, Precious begins to sense that something is not right. To make matters worse, shortly before their departure Mma Makutsirsquo;s fianceacute;, Phuti Radiphuti, suffers a debilitating accident, and when his aunt moves in to take care of him, she also pushes Mma Makutsi out of the picture. Could she be trying to break up the relationship? Finally, a local priest and his wife independently approach Mma Ramotswe with concerns of infidelity, creating a rather unusual and tricky situation. Nevertheless, Precious is confident that with a little patience, kindness and good sense things will work out for the best, something that will delight her many fans.

Mint Juleps, Mayhem and Murder by Sara Rosett

In the fifth book in Rosett’s delightful, warm-hearted cozy mystery series, Ellie Avery–mom, military wife, part-time professional organizer, and sleuth–investigates a Southern family reunion with a murderous edge.

City of Dragons by Kelli Stanley

In San Francisco’s Chinatown, private investigator Miranda Corbie stumbles upon the fatally shot body of Eddie Takahashi. The Chamber of Commerce wants it covered up, and the cops acquiesce. All Miranda wants is justice–whatever it costs.

Innocent by Scott Turow

The sequel to the genre-defining, landmark bestseller Presumed Innocent, INNOCENT continues the story of Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto who are, once again, twenty years later, pitted against each other in a riveting psychological match after the mysterious death of Rusty’s wife.

Half-price Homicide by Elaine Viets

Tired of living life on the lam, Helen Hawthorne goes back to St. Louis to clear her name of alimony evasion so she can finally marry the man she loves. But she still has to pay the bills, even if it means working at a consignment shop where the designer duds are to die for–literally. Secondhand clothes. First-degree murder. At Snapdragon, the high-end designer consignment shop, Helen is at the beck and call of snobby–yet frugal–customers. That alone is a deadly combination, but the sellers of the drool-worthy fashions can be even more high maintenance. Especially Chrissy, who comes in with a purse to sell and ends up screaming it out with her own husband and another customer. If Helen didn’t have a greedy ex-husband demanding more money and a mother in a Florida nursing home, she’d be hanging up her cash register. But when Chrissy is found dead in a dressing room with a hand-painted scarf around her neck, Helen goes from being low on society’s totem pole to high on the police’s suspect list.

Lucid Intervals by Stuart Woods

From the master of the genre (“Los Angeles Times”) comes his new page-turningStone Barrington novel.

Romance

After Ever After by Rowan Coleman

Sometimes “happily ever after” is just the beginning — as Kitty Simpson discovers. Her dream world shatters when her new marriage and baby aren’t as enticing as the amber-eyed gardener.

Half Life by Roopa Farooki

Orange Award for New Writers nominee Farooki returns with this luminous new work about love and its powerful hold across time and place.

Stay a Little Longer by Dorothy Garlock

Rachel Watkins has her hands full. Her mother had been the town midwife, but after her daughter Alice died under her care, she refused to assist in a childbirth ever again. Since then Rachel has assumed the work. She also takes care of Alice’s six-year old, Charlotte, because the child’s father was lost in World War I. But Rachel’s principal job is running the boardinghouse that is the family’s main source of income. One day, Charlotte befriends a stranger ill with influenza, a man who has taken refuge in an old cabin in the woods nearby. Although badly scarred by wounds suffered in the War, he is strong and slowly recovers. When he gradually takes on odd jobs around the house, Rachel accepts his help. She is drawn to him despite his disfigurement, and his voice is comforting, vaguely familiar…

Hannah’s List by Debbie Macomber

Suspense/Thriller

Eye of the Red Tsar by Sam Eastland

In a remarkable debut with the chilling atmosphere of “Gorky Park” and the historical paranoia of “Child 44,” a brilliant secret agent is brought back form the brink of civilization to solve the very crime that put him there.

The Wolf at the Door by Jack Higgins

Dark men and darker deeds from the New York Times- bestselling author and “dean of intrigue novelists” (St. Louis Post- Dispatch) On Long Island, a trusted operative for the president nudges his boat up to a pier, when a man materializes out of the rain and shoots him. In London, General Charles Ferguson, adviser to the prime minister, approaches his car on a side street, when there is a flash and the car explodes. In New York, a former British soldier, who is also a bit more than that, takes a short walk in Central Park to stretch his legs, when a man comes up fast behind him, a pistol in his hand. And that is only the beginning. Someone is targeting the members of the elite intelligence unit known as “the Prime Minister’s private army” and all those who work with them, and whoever is doing it has a lot of resources at his command. Sean Dillon has an idea of who it may be, an old nemesis who has clearly gotten tired of their interference in his schemes. But proving it is going to be a difficult task. And surviving it the hardest task of all. . .

Eight Days to Live by Iris Johansen

In #1 “New York Times”-bestselling author Johansen’s latest thriller, Eve Duncan’s adopted daughter Jane has been targeted by a mysterious cult, which has decided that she has only eight days to live.

Edge of the Apocalypse by Tim Lahaye

In Tim LaHaye—creator and co-author of the world-renowned Left Behind series—and Craig Parshall’s Edge of Apocalypse, Joshua Jordan’s new weapons defense system will secure America against an array of new enemies, including a nuclear strike on New York City by North Korea. But global forces are mounting and corrupt government leaders will go to any extreme to prevent an impending economic catastrophe. As world events begin setting the stage for the ‘end of days’ foretold in Revelation, Jordan must weigh the personal price he must pay to save the nation he loves.

Treasure Hunt by John Lescroat

Wyatt Hunt–hero of Lescroart’s “New York Times” bestseller “The Hunt Club”–returns with a new protg, in an intricate, tightly plotted thriller set against San Francisco’s glamourous charity circuit.

The 9th Judgment by James Patterson

In the most exciting Women’s Murder Club novel yet, Detective Lindsay Boxer spends every waking hour working to piece together clues in two area murders. One of the killers forces Lindsay to put her own life on the line–but will that be enough?

The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard

Written with the wisdom and grace readers have come to expect from the award-winning author of “The Virgin of Small Plains” this brilliantly moving tale is one of family, murder, and redemptive love.

The Moonlit Earth by Christopher Rice

“How long do I have to convince you that my brother is not capable of murdering sixty people?” Christopher Rice, the author of four New York Times bestselling novels by the age of thirty, returns with his first female protagonist since The Snow Garden. In The Moonlit Earth, he delivers a compelling psychological thriller about a young woman who must act to save her brother’s reputation and life when he is accused of being involved in a terrorist event.When Megan and Cameron Reynolds’s father walked out on their mother, they forged an unbreakable bond. If their father could not be there to take care of them, they would always be there to take care of each other. But life intervenes, and siblings go separate ways . . . until something happens to reforge that bond.At thirty, faced with disappointments in career and romance, Megan Reynolds returns to the safety of Cathedral Beach, the home of her mother, who lives among the wealthy with no money of her own. Cameron worries that his sister will lose herself around their mother’s frivolous life, but Megan worries more about her brother. She worries that Cameron’s care- free charm, which makes him popular in both his work as a flight attendant on a luxury airline and the West Hollywood party scene he enjoys, could lead him into danger.When a bomb goes off in a high-end hotel in Hong Kong, security-camera footage appears on television showing two men escaping: one Middle Eastern and one American. Megan and her mother recognize the young American as Cameron—and find that he has become enmeshed with a mysterious family of wealthy Saudis.In her desperate journey to save her brother’s life, Megan uncovers a trail of secrets and intrigue thatsnakes from the decadent beaches of southern Thailand to the glass skyscrapers of Hong Kong— and finds herself part of a dark global conspiracy that involves a member of her own family.

The Skorpion Detective by David Stone

The brilliant new Micah Dalton thriller from the New York Timesbestselling author. In Vienna for a top-secret meeting with ex-Mossad agent Issadore Galan, Micah Dalton senses that something is very wrong on the streets of the Ring District. Dalton’s aggressive response to enemy surveillance makes him the target of a complex plot with the potential to shatter America’s strategic alliances with the rest of the civilized world. Planned by an unknown foreign power and executed by a scarred Serbian killer known only as Smoke, the conspiracy pits Dalton against an ultrasecret U.S. agency and a cadre of trained KGB killers. In a blistering trajectory of events that takes him from Venice to the Balkans and the barren shoreline of North Africa, Dalton pushes himself to the edge of sanity in a desperate attempt to save his honor-and his life.

Angelology by Danielle Trussoni

Rich in history and wondrously conceived, “Angelology” blends biblical lore, the myth of Orpheus, and the Miltonic visions of “Paradise Lost” into a riveting tale of ordinary people engaged in a battle that will determine the fate of the world.

Western

Blue-eyed Devil by Robert Parker

When Appaloosa police chief Amos Callico begins shaking down local merchants for protection money, those who don’t want to play along seek the help of Cole and Hitch.

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