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New Adult Fiction
Forgive Me : A Novel
In prison, Archie Colbrook writes letters to a person against whom he committed terrible, nameless harm, though he knows he does not deserve forgiveness. In a small coastal town of Northern England, Claudia Winters hopes to feel safe after fleeing from her abusive husband, but she cant help but feel that someone is watching her. Linked by one irrevocable act of violence, Archie and Claudias lives intertwine. Claudia cant overlook what Archie did to her family, but is forgiveness the only way to truly move on?
PREVIOUS BOOK IN SERIES: JOE COUNTRY, ISBN 9781641290555. Brexit is in full swing, and the slow horses - washed-up MI5 agents who have been sent to Slough House to serve out the remainders of their failed careers - keep turning up dead. The seventh entry to the 'Slough House' series is as thrilling and bleeding-edge relevant as ever.
Missing and Endangered : A Brady Novel of Suspense
When Jennifer Brady returns to Northern Arizona University for her sophomore year, she quickly becomes a big sister to her new roommate, Beth Rankin, a brilliant yet sheltered sixteen-year-old freshman. For a homeschooled Beth, college is her first taste of both freedom and unfettered access to the internet, and Jenny is concerned that she's too naïve and rebellious for her own good. Her worries are well-founded because one day Beth vanishes, prompting Jenny to alert campus authorities, local police, and her mom, Sheriff Joanna Brady--who calls in a favor. Beth is found, but Jenny's concern has unwittingly put her in the crosshairs of a criminal bent on revenge. With Christmas vacation approaching, and Beth at war with her parents, Jenny invites Beth to the shelter of the Brady home. While Joanna is sympathetic, she's caught up in a sensitive case--an officer-involved shooting that has placed the lives of two young children in jeopardy--leaving her stretched thin to help a fragile young woman recently gone missing and endangered.
Pianos and flowers : brief encounters of the romantic kind
McCall Smith invites readers, through the medium of sepia images, to glimpse a world long departed. In these stories, inspired by long-lost photographs, (from the London Sunday Times photograph archives) the lives of the people in the frame are imagined and then explored, layer by layer. We look again at the photograph in a new light, and say Yes, it might have happened just like that.
A thousand ships : a novel
This was never the story of one woman, or two. It was the story of all of them. In the middle of the night, Creusa wakes to find her beloved Troy engulfed in flames. Ten seemingly endless years of brutal conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans are over, and the Greeks are victorious. Over the next few hours, the only life she has ever known will turn to ash. The devastating consequences of the fall of Troy stretch from Mount Olympus to Mount Ida, from the citadel of Troy to the distant Greek islands, and across oceans and sky in between. These are the stories of the women embroiled in that legendary war and its terrible aftermath, as well as the feud and the fatal decisions that started it all.
Good Neighbors : A Novel
Celeste Ngs enthralling dissection of suburbia meets Shirley Jacksons creeping dread in this propulsive literary noir, when a sudden tragedy exposes the depths of deception and damage in a Long Island suburb pitting neighbour against neighbour and putting one family in terrible danger. Goodreads Giveaway. Book Club.
"In the aftermath of a sabotaged NASA rocket launch gone, Captain Calli Chase comes face-to-face with her missing twin sister, as well as the startling truth of who they really are. Now a top secret program put in motion years ago has spun out of control, and Calli embarks on a frantic search for the missing link between the sabotaged rocket launch and her predetermined destiny. But it's a search that someone else is very interested in stopping."--Publisher.
Thirst for justice
"Not just an entertaining thriller, but an urgent call to action." -- William Deverell, multi-award-winning author of the Arthur Beauchamp series of courtroom dramas "A fast-moving political thriller, Thirst for Justice tracks the tidal wave of consequences as one man's desperate ploy to save the world turns into a struggle to save himself." -- Patrick Tarr, screenwriter and showrunner, Cardinal and Murdoch Mysteries Michael MacDougall is a talented trauma surgeon whose life in Seattle is slowly unraveling. Frustrated as an ER doctor and with his marriage in trouble, he volunteers with a medical aid charity in the Congo. Soon disconsolate at the lives he cannot save in the desperate conditions of the region, he is shattered by a roadside confrontation with the mercenary Mai Mai that results in unthinkable losses. Back home in Seattle, he is haunted by his experiences in Africa and what he sees as his society's failure to provide humanitarian aid to those who most desperately need it. He tries to become an agent of change and fails. Locked in a downward spiral, he becomes obsessed with making his government listen to him and dreams up an act of terrorism to shock his nation awake. This debut novel from celebrated environmental lawyer and activist David R. Boyd is a taut and percussive legal thriller that will have you questioning what you believe about right versus wrong. David R. Boyd is the UN's Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment and an associate professor of law, policy, and sustainability at the University of British Columbia. He is the award-winning author of nine books, including The Optimistic Environmentalist and The Rights of Nature . He lives on Pender Island, B.C.
New Adult Nonfiction
Call the Vet
'Call the Vet' is a wonderfully rich and warmly funny memoir. Set against the vibrant backdrop of 1970s' London, it explores the unique bond between pets and their owners; the common thread of compassion that unites all cultures and classes, and the discovery of love and joy in unexpected places. Bruce Fogle was born in Toronto, ON. From the author of 'Barefoot at the Lake'.
Dog flowers : a memoir
"After Danielle Geller's mother dies of a vicious withdrawal from drugs while homeless, she is forced to return to Florida. Using her training as a librarian and archivist, Geller collects her mother's documents, diaries, and photographs into a single suitcase and begins on a journey of confronting her family, her harrowing past, and the decisions she's been forced to make, a journey that will end at her mother's home--the Navajo reservation. Geller masterfully intertwines wrenching prose with archival documents to create a deeply moving narrative of loss and inheritance that pays homage to our pasts, traditions, heritage, and the family we are given, and the ones we choose."-- Provided by publisher.
Mediocre : the dangerous legacy of white male America
What happens to a country that tells generation after generation of white men that they deserve power? What happens when success is defined by status over women and people of color, instead of by actual accomplishments? Through the last 150 years of American history -- from the post-reconstruction South and the mythic stories of cowboys in the West, to the present-day controversy over NFL protests and the backlash against the rise of women in politics -- Ijeoma Oluo exposes the devastating consequences of white male supremacy on women, people of color, and white men themselves. Mediocre investigates the real costs of this phenomenon in order to imagine a new white male identity, one free from racism and sexism.
Wuhan diary : dispatches from a quarantined city
"From one of China's most acclaimed and decorated writers comes a powerful first-person account of life in Wuhan during the COVID-19 outbreak.On January 25, 2020, after the central government imposed a lockdown in Wuhan, acclaimed Chinese writer Fang Fang began publishing an online diary. In the days and weeks that followed, Fang Fang's nightly postings gave voice to the fears, frustrations, anger, and hope of millions of her fellow citizens, reflecting on the psychological impact of forced isolation, the role of the internet as both community lifeline and source of misinformation, and most tragically, the lives of neighbors and friends taken by the deadly virus. A fascinating eyewitness account of events as they unfold, Wuhan Diary captures the challenges of daily life and the changing moods and emotions of being quarantined without reliable information. Fang Fang finds solace in small domestic comforts and is inspired by the courage of friends, health professionals and volunteers, as well as the resilience and perseverance of Wuhan's nine million residents. But, by claiming the writer's duty to record she also speaks out against social injustice, abuse of power, and other problems which impeded the response to the epidemic and gets herself embroiled in online controversies because of it. As Fang Fang documents the beginning of the global health crisis in real time, we are able to identify patterns and mistakes that many of the countries dealing with the novel coronavirus have later repeated. She reminds us that, in the face of the new virus, the plight of the citizens of Wuhan is also that of citizens everywhere. As Fang Fang writes: 'The virus is the common enemy of humankind; that is a lesson for all humanity. The only way we can conquer this virus and free ourselves from its grip is for all members of humankind to work together.' Blending the intimate and the epic, the profound and the quotidian, Wuhan Diary is a remarkable record of an extraordinary time."--From publisher.
Our only home : a climate appeal to the world
With each passing day, climate change is causing Pacific islands to disappear into the sea, accelerating the extinction of species at alarming proportions, and aggravating a water shortage that has affected the entire world. In short, climate change can no longer be denied. The Dalai Lama, one of the most influential figures of all time, calls on political decision-makers to finally fight against deadlock and ignorance on this issue and to stand up for a different, more climate-friendly world and for the younger generation to assert their right to regain their future.