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Marauder : a novel of the Oregon files
"While stopping a violent attack on a Kuwaiti oil tanker, Juan Cabrillo and his team discover something even more dangerous: a ruthless billionaire's dying wish has allowed a paralyzing chemical to end up in the hands of a terrorist group. And the billionaire's daughter will stop at nothing to see his plan through. When an Oregon crew member falls victim to the poison, Juan Cabrillo is desperate to find and antidote before it is too late. He and his team must connect an ancient mystery with a cunning modern enemy in order to save millions of innocent lives, including their own."-- from publisher.
The innocent dead : ...are always the first victims
"Mary McIntyre's disappearance tore the local community apart, inflicting wounds that still prove raw for those who knew her. So when the present-day discovery of a child's remains are found in a peat bog south of Glasgow, it seems the decades-old mystery may finally be solved. Called in to excavate the body, forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod uses the advances made in forensic science since Mary's vanishing to determine what really happened all those years ago - and who was responsible."-- Amazon.
Little threats : a novel
"Both a taut whodunit and a haunting snapshot of the effects of a violent crime, Little Threats tells the story of a woman who served fifteen years in prison for murder...and now it's time to find out if she's guilty."-- Provided by publisher.
It is close to midnight on a Saturday night when Jack Reacher gets off a bus at the Greyhound station in Nashville. Reacher is in no hurry. He has no appointments to keep. No people to see. No scores to settle. Not yet anyway. But in the early morning hours, under particular circumstances, a familiar thought will be snaking through his sharp, instinctual lizard brain: A voice in his head telling him to walk away. Of course, this wouldn't be the first time he listened to his gut instead. Meanwhile, seventy-five miles south and west of Music City is a sleepy little town where a recently-fired guy nurses a grudge that will fester into fury - and a desire for payback. But who is watching him, standing guard over a long-buried secret, ready to strike before it can be revealed? If you don't have a sense of the danger you're in, then it's best to have Reacher.
Long way down : the graphic novel
As Will, fifteen, sets out to avenge his brother Shawn's fatal shooting, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know.
'Cuyahoga' is Pete Beatty's debut novel that evokes the Greek classics and the Bible alongside nods to Looney Tunes and Flannery O'Connor. It's 1837 and Big Spirit has practically made Ohio City all by himself. His feats have earned him wonder and whiskey toasts but very little in the way of fortune. In pursuit of a steady wage, he hits the streets of Ohio City and Cleveland. The resulting misadventures involve elderly terrorists, infrastructure collapse, steamboat races, wild pigs, and multiple ruined weddings.
The Secrets of Winter : A Josephine Tey Mystery
PREVIOUS BOOK IN SERIES: SORRY FOR THE DEAD, ISBN 9781683319849. In this ninth 'Josephine Tey' mystery novel, Josephine Tey and Archie Penrose gather with friends for a Cornish Christmas. The festivities get interrupted by two strange and brutal deaths on St. Michael's Mount - and the unexpected arrival of a world famous film star in need of sanctuary - interrupt the festivities. Cut off by the sea and a relentless blizzard, the hunt for a murderer begins.
Set against the brutal backdrop of a Cornish fishing port in the 90s, 'The Storm' is about Hannah and Nathan, who appear to have the perfect marriage. But Nathan controls Hannah's every move, and Hannah seems happy to let him, being a prisoner in a gilded cage. Because Hannah has a secret from the past, and she has been paying the price, keeping Nathan happy, keeping the peace. But her past is going to catch up with her. From the author of 'The Cliff House'.
The last druid
"The riveting conclusion not only to the Fall of Shannara but to the entire Shannara series--a truly landmark event, twenty-nine books and forty-three years in the making. Bringing a conclusion to an epic that has spanned centuries is a vast undertaking, but Terry Brooks is entirely equal to the challenge. As the Four Lands reels under a brutal invasion from across the sea, spearheaded by a nation determined to make this land their own, our heroes must decide what they will risk to save the integrity of their home. For as one group remains to defend their homeland, another undertakes a perilous journey across the sea to the homeland of the invaders, carrying with them a new piece of technology that could change the face of the world forever. For both groups, the stakes could not be higher. For those who remain, one of their key allies has been banished to the Forbidding: a demon-filled prison from which there is no escape. And the one who sent him there now stalks the land with a fearsome demon at her side, determined to seize what power she can. While across the sea, a small band of heroes has been shipwrecked far from the land they seek. Can a young girl free her mentor in time to stop an invasion? And can a strange new science reach a foreign shore in time to alter the fate of two nations...providing the device even works? Filled with twists and turns and epic feats of derring-do--not untouched by tragedy--this is vintage Terry Brooks, and a fitting end to a saga that has gathered generations of readers into its fold."-- Provided by publisher.
Fortune and glory : tantalizing twenty-seven
"When Grandma Mazur's new husband dies on their wedding night, the only thing he left her was an old easy chair and the keys to a fortune, but as Stephanie and Grandma Mazur search for the treasure, they discover that two past enemies, along with a new adversary stand in their way, and the search turns into a race against time with more on the line than ever before because Stephanie's deepest feelings will be tested - as she may finally be forced to choose between Joe Morelli and Ranger."-
The Cold Millions : A Novel
From the author of 'Beautiful Ruins' comes a novel about two adventure-seeking brothers, the enemies who threaten them, and the women who reveal to them an unjust world on the brink of upheaval.
Memorial : a novel
Japanese-American chef Mike and Black daycare teacher Benson begin reevaluating their stale relationship after Mike departs for Japan to visit his dying father and Benson is suddenly stuck with his visiting mother-in-law, who becomes an unconventional roommate.
Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption
Stephen King's beloved novella, 'Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption' - the basis for the Best Picture Academy Award-nominee 'The Shawshank Redemption' - about an unjustly imprisoned convict who seeks a strangely satisfying revenge, is now available for the first time as a standalone book.
PREVIOUS BOOK IN SERIES: THE ABSOLUTION, ISBN 9781473621602. In this fourth entry of the 'Freyja and Huldar' series, a four-year-old boy is found at the flat of a man murdered outside of Reykjavik. The boy doesn't seem to have any link with the victim, his parent's can't be found, and his drawings show he witnessed something terrible. As Huldar hunts the killer, and child psychologist Freyja looks for the boy's parents, the mystery unfolds: a story of violence, entitlement, and revenge.
Love your life : a novel
"Call Ava romantic, but she thinks love should be found in the real world, not on apps that filter men by height, job, or astrological sign. She believes in feelings, not algorithms. So after a recent breakup and dating app debacle, she decides to put love on hold and escapes to a remote writers' retreat in coastal Italy. She's determined to finish writing the novel she's been fantasizing about, even though it means leaving her close-knit group of friends and her precious dog, Harold, behind. At the retreat, she's not allowed to use her real name or reveal any personal information. When the neighboring martial arts retreat is canceled and a few of its attendees join their small writing community, Ava, now going by 'Aria,' meets 'Dutch,' a man who seems too good to be true. The two embark on a baggage-free, whirlwind love affair, cliff-jumping into gem-colored Mediterranean waters and exploring the splendor of the Italian coast--stretches of beaches, architectural wonders, aromas of olive groves and lemon trees, signature orecchiette pasta, and rainbow-colored houses that line the shore. Things seem to be perfect for Aria and Dutch. But then their real identities--Ava and Matt--must return to London. As their fantasy starts to fade, they discover just how different their personal worlds are. From food choices to annoying habits to sauna etiquette . . . are they compatible in anything? And then there's the prickly situation with Matt's ex-girlfriend, who isn't too eager to let him go. As one mishap follows another, it seems while they love each other, they just can't love each other's lives. Can they reconcile their differences to find one life together?"-- Provided by publisher.
The end of the day : a novel
"A retired widow in rural Connecticut wakes to an unexpected visit from her childhood best friend whom she hasn't seen in forty-nine years. An older man who has traveled from Manhattan to meet his newborn granddaughter collapses in a hotel lobby in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. A sixty-seven-year-old taxi driver in Kauai receives a phone call from the mainland that jars her back to a traumatic past. Seemingly disconnected lives come together as half-century old secrets begin to surface in Bill Clegg's second novel. At its heart, The End of the Day is about the phenomenon of female friendship, its force and its breaking points, as well its most shaping influences-family, class, age, and power."-- Provided by publisher.
In 'Primary Obsessions', the first book in a new series by Charles Demers, psychiatrist Dr. Annick Boudreau is shocked when one of her patients who suffers from OCD is arrested for the murder of his roommate. Convinced that he is innocent, Annick feels compelled to investigate on her own. What she discovers takes her into the dark side of Vancouver, where she uncovers a truth thats very different from what the police and prosecutors imagine. Demers lives in Vancouver, BC.
Snow : a novel
Investigating the murder of a County Wexford priest in 1957, Detective Inspector St. John Strafford navigates harsh winter weather and the community's culture of silence to expose an aristocratic family's dangerous secrets.
Troubles in paradise : a novel
After uprooting her life in the States, Irene Steele has just settled in at the villa on St. John where her husband Russ had been living a double life. But a visit from the FBI shakes her foundations, and Irene once again learns just how little she knew about the man she loved. With help from their friends, Irene and her sons set up their lives while evidence mounts that the helicopter crash that killed Russ may not have been an accident. Meanwhile, the island watches this drama unfold -- including the driver of a Jeep with tinted windows who seems to be shadowing the Steele family. As a storm gathers strength in the Atlantic, surprises are in store for the Steeles: help from a mysterious source, and a new beginning in the paradise that has become their home. At last all will be revealed about the secrets and lies that brought Irene and her sons to St. John -- and the truth that transformed them all.
When we were young & brave : a novel
China, December 1941. Having left an unhappy life in England for a teaching post at a missionary school in northern China, Elspeth Kent is now anxious to return home to help the war effort. But as she prepares to leave China, a terrible twist of fate determines a different path for Elspeth, and those in her charge. Ten-year-old Nancy Plummer has always felt safe at Chefoo School, protected by her British status. But when Japan declares war on Britain and America, Japanese forces take control of the school and the security and comforts Nancy and her friends are used to are replaced by privation, uncertainty and fear. Now the enemy, and separated from their parents, the children look to their teachers – to Miss Kent and her new Girl Guide patrol especially – to provide a sense of unity and safety. Faced with the relentless challenges of oppression, the school community must rely on their courage, faith and friendships as they pray for liberation – but worse is to come when they are sent to a distant internment camp where even greater uncertainty and danger await . . .Inspired by true events, When We Were Young and Brave is an unforgettable novel about impossible choices and unimaginable hardship, and the life-changing bonds formed between a young girl and her teacher in a remote corner of a terrible war.
The Journey Prize stories 32 : selected by Amy Jones, Doretta Lau, Téa Mutonji
'The Journey Prize Stories' is one of the most celebrated annual literary anthologies in North America, but what makes it unique is its commitment to showcasing the best short stories published each year by some of Canada's most exciting new and emerging writers. For more than 30 years, the anthology has consistently introduced readers to the next generation of great Canadian authors, a tradition that proudly continues with this latest edition.
January, 1980. At the height of the Cold War in Germany, the charismatic Petra Kelly inspires hundreds of thousands to take to the streets to protest the placement of nuclear missiles on West German soil - including a NATO general named Emil Gerhardt who shocks his wife and his colleagues by converting to the cause. The "General and the Peace Maiden," as he and Petra are soon called, not only vault to fame as the stars of the Green movement, gaining real political power with their earth-based agenda, but they also fall in love. A web of jealousy threatens them, activated by Manfred Schwartz, Petra's ex-lover, who urges her to face the true nature of her general, drawing back the curtain on his wartime past. Petra believes in the power of redemption, but soon realizes that Emil's past threatens not just her love, but her power to forgive. And eventually her life.
New Adult Nonfiction
If I knew then : finding wisdom in failure and power in aging
Jann Arden--bestselling author, recording artist and late-blooming TV star--is back with this funny, heartfelt and fierce memoir on becoming a woman of a certain age. The power, gravity and freedom she's found at fifty-seven are superpowers she believes all of us can unleash. Digging deep into her strengths, her failures and her losses, Jann Arden brings us an inspiring account of how she has surprised herself, in her fifties, by at last becoming completely her own person. Like many women, it took Jann a long time to realize that trying to be pleasing and likeable and beautiful in the eyes of others was a loser's game. Letting it rip, and damning the consequences, is not only liberating, it's a hell of a lot of fun: "Being the age I am--that so many women are--is just the best time of my life." Jann weaves her own story together with tales of her mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, and the father she came close to hating, to show her younger self--and all of us--that fear and avoidance is no way to live. "What I'm thinking about now aren't all the ways I can try to hang on to my youth or all the seconds ticking by in some kind of morbid countdown to death," she writes, "but rather how I keep becoming someone I always hoped I could be. If I'm lucky one day a very old face will look back at me from the mirror, a face I once shied away from. I will love that old woman ferociously, because she has finally figured out how to live a life of purpose--not in spite of but because of all her mistakes and failures."
Kiin : recipes and stories from Northern Thailand
"A journey through Northern Thailand in 120 authentic recipes with stunning location photography. Award-winning chef, Nuit Regular, offers the distinct flavour of Northern Thai food in a stunning collection of authentic recipes, essays, and location photography. Inspired by the flavours and aromas of growing up in Northern Thailand, Nuit learned to cook in her mother's kitchen. Spending summers in an inspiring Northern Thai town with her grandmother, hunting with her dad, chasing snakes with her uncle, and cooking food with ingredients from the market or family garden, the cookbook is a reflection of Nuit's life in Thailand and her passion for cooking and sharing Thai cuisine with others. Kiin, which means "eat" in Thai, transports readers to Northern Thailand on a journey to discover the ingredients, markets, and culture that inform all of the recipes. A Thai meal rarely has just one dish and you will have plenty of recipes to cook and share in traditional Thai-style--a table full of brightly coloured dishes that the whole family can pass around and enjoy. The recipes, including Steamed Chicken Dumplings, Rice Vermicelli with Fish Curry Soup, Red Pork on Rice, Northern Beef Curry, Green Mango Salad, and Mango Sticky Rice are a glimpse into the wonders of Northern Thai food."-- Provided by publisher.
The dirty, lazy keto dirt cheap cookbook : 100 easy recipes to save money & time!
"The keto diet shouldn't be complicated, boring, or expensive! The dirty, lazy keto dirt cheap cookbook by USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Laska makes keto "doable" for everyone. You don't have to break the bank to go keto with The dirty, lazy keto dirt cheap cookbook. Stephanie Laska lost 140 pounds by solving the problem of not having enough money or time to eat healthy. In The dirty, lazy keto dirt cheap cookbook, she shares 100 budget-savvy "dirty, lazy," keto recipes the whole family will love-all containing ten grams of net carbs or less and costing less than $10 to make the whole recipe! These recipes are built around common ingredients (you can pronounce and will use over and again-no waste) found in your local supermarket; nothing pretentious or expensive is required. Dirty, lazy keto recipes are stress-free but without skimping on taste. You'll also find tips to stretch that bottom dollar plus strategies to reboot leftovers but in DISGUISE along with signature entertaining and relatable stories from your best girlfriend, Stephanie. Lose weight while enjoying familiar comfort food favorites-all under ten net carbs per serving!"--
Dispatches from Ray's planet : a journey through autism
"As a child, Claire's big brother Ray was always bright and inquisitive, and she looked up to him. But as the two became teenagers, Ray struggled to acquire the social skills that came more easily to Claire and their friends. Claire tried to help, pointing out what he should or shouldn't have said or done. Ray insisted that he wasn't the problem--"On my planet ...", he would explain, there were no social climbers, no cocktail parties, no subtle hints or subliminal messages to miss. On his planet, the telling of little white lies would be a capital offence. At sixteen, sitting with him in the high school cafeteria, Claire vowed to find Ray's "planet." After graduation, Ray took a job as a letter carrier with Canada Post, but after thirty-three years on the job he had developed plantar fasciitis, his feet so painful he couldn't walk. Instead of seeking medical help, he began leaving mail in his truck overnight--a serious dereliction of duty. He was fired, blew his appeal, and spiralled into a suicidal depression. Claire didn't know he was in trouble until he reached out to her by email. Thus began a remarkable email correspondence that pulled back the curtain on an inner life Claire couldn't have imagined. Where in-person interactions plunged him into hot water, by email, Ray's writing revealed a compassionate, funny, sad man who showed extraordinary insight into his often self-destructive way of navigating the world. Ray was fifty when Claire realized he might have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), but by then, having survived without a diagnosis his whole life, Ray was reluctant to have a label pinned on him and resisted Claire's efforts to fix him by trying, in all sincerity, to make him more like her. Dispatches From Ray's Planet draws on Ray and Claire's correspondence to tell the story of two siblings from two very different planets. There are thousands of Rays in our world, hiding in basements or holding up walls at social functions. In this collective memoir, Claire and Ray share their journey with the hope that others can also learn that we all perceive the world in different ways, and that "different" does not necessarily mean dangerous."-- Provided by publisher.
Brandon Stanton's new book, Humans--his most moving and compelling book to date--shows us the world. Brandon Stanton created Humans of New York in 2010. What began as a photographic census of life in New York City, soon evolved into a storytelling phenomenon. A global audience of millions began following HONY daily. Over the next several years, Stanton broadened his lens to include people from across the world. Traveling to more than forty countries, he conducted interviews across continents, borders, and language barriers. Humans is the definitive catalogue of these travels. The faces and locations will vary from page to page, but the stories will feel deeply familiar. Told with candor and intimacy, Humans will resonate with readers across the globe--providing a portrait of our shared experience.
True comfort : more than 100 cozy recipes free of gluten and refined sugar
Features the author's favorite recipes for cozy breakfasts (Apple Pecan Dutch Baby, Espresso Overnight Oats, and Sweet Potato Toast), lunches (Roasted Cauliflower Tartine, Nashville Hot Chicken Salad Cups, and Butternut Squash and Leek Chowder) and dinners (Red-Wine Braised Short Ribs, Oat Crust Chicken Pot Pie, and Saffron Seafood Cioppino) plus desserts (Orange Olive Oil Cake and Dark Chocolate Peppermint Silk Pie) and drinks (Cashew Eggnog and Rosemary Charcoal Latte). With tips and tricks to put together a well-stocked pantry, fridge, and freezer, this book goes beyond the traditional cookbook to help readers feel more like Kristin in the kitchen. -- adapted from Amazon.com.