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Me and Patsy kickin' up dust - my friendship with Patsy Cline by Lynn, Loretta, author. Me and Patsy kickin' up dust - my friendship with Patsy Cline

"When Loretta Lynn first came to Nashville in 1960 -- a broke young mother trying to navigate the country music business -- Patsy Cline was a star, soon to have her chart-topping hit "I Fall to Pieces." Loretta's decision to sing the song on the radio led to one of the most influential relationships of her life. In Me & Patsy Kickin' Up Dust she tells the story of a remarkable friendship that ended in Patsy's tragic and untimely death at the age of thirty. Patsy and Loretta were two trailblazers

Sep 4, 2020
Bent heavens by Kraus, Daniel, 1975- author. Bent heavens

Two years after the disappearance of her father, seventeen-year-old Liv and her friend capture an alien in the Iowa countryside, and instead of turning him over to the authorities, they choose a different path.

Sep 4, 2020
Pearls of wisdom - little pieces of advice (that go a long way) by Bush, Barbara, 1925-2018, author. Pearls of wisdom - little pieces of advice (that go a long way)

"First Lady Barbara Bush was famous for handing out advice. From friends and family to CIA directors, heads of state, and fellow First Ladies, her advice ranged from what to wear, what to say or not say, and how to live your life. She especially loved visiting with students of all ages, from kindergartners to college graduates. When she turned eighty, she owned up to all her advice-giving and explained it this way: After all, in eighty years of living, I have survived six children, seventeen gra

Sep 4, 2020
We unleash the merciless storm by Mejia, Tehlor Kay, author. We unleash the merciless storm

"Being a part of the resistance group La Voz is an act of devotion and desperation. On the other side of Medio's border wall, the oppressed class fights for freedom and liberty, sacrificing what little they have to become defenders of the cause. Carmen Santos is one of La Voz's best soldiers, taken in when she was an orphaned child and trained to be a cunning spy. She spent years undercover at the Medio School for Girls, but now, with her identity exposed and the island on the brink of a civil w

Sep 4, 2020
K-Pop Confidential by Lee, Stephan, author. K-Pop Confidential

A Korean-American girl travels to Seoul in hopes of debuting in a girl group at the same K-pop company behind the most popular boy band on the planet in this romantic coming-of-age novel about chasing big dreams, for fans of Mary H. K. Choi and Jenny Han.

Sep 17, 2020
Eventide by Goodman, Sarah, author. Eventide

Eventide is an evocative YA historical fantasy thriller by debut author Sarah Goodman, for fans of Jennifer Donnelly and Libba Bray. MADNESS, SECRETS, AND THE LENGTHS WELL GO TO KEEP THEM BURIED Wheeler, Arkansas, 1907 When her father descends into madness, Verity Pruitt and her little sister Lilah find themselves uprooted from New York, on an orphan train to rural Arkansas. In Wheeler, Lilah is quickly adopted by the towns beloved schoolteacherbut Verity is not. Willing to do anything to sta

Sep 17, 2020
Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn by Twain, Mark, author. Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn

Explore the wild world of the southern United States in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. These books are known for their adventurous spirit and their portrayal of the southern reaches of America. Each novel can be enjoyed separately, or together. While Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has become more popular than the first novel, the two build upon one another and are a fascinating examination of mid-1800s southern culture. Both titles have been adapte

Sep 17, 2020
Royal by Steel, Danielle, author. Royal

In this spellbinding tale from Danielle Steel, a princess is sent away to safety during World War II, where she falls in love, and is lost forever. As the war rages on in the summer of 1943, causing massive destruction and widespread fear, the King and Queen choose to quietly send their youngest daughter, Princess Charlotte, to live with a trusted noble family in the country. Despite her fiery, headstrong nature, the princess's fragile health poses far too great a risk for her to remain in war-t

Sep 17, 2020
Cemetery Boys by Thomas, Aiden, author. Cemetery Boys

This program includes a bonus conversation with the author.A trans boy determined to prove his gender to his traditional Latinx family summons a ghost who refuses to leave in Aiden Thomas's paranormal YA debut Cemetery Boys, described by Entertainment Weekly as "groundbreaking." Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can't get rid of him.When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his true gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cous

Sep 17, 2020
Where Dreams Descend by Angeles, Janella, author. Where Dreams Descend

"Vibrant imagery, jaw-dropping set pieces, sizzling romantic tension, and unstoppable heroine Kallia bring this ambitious debut novel to spectacular life. Fans of Caraval and The Night Circus will be delighted!" - Claire Legrand, New York Times bestselling author of Furyborn In a city covered in ice and ruin, a group of magicians face off in a daring game of magical feats to find the next headliner of the Conquering Circus, only to find themselves under the threat of an unseen danger striking be

Sep 17, 2020
Punching the Air by Zoboi, Ibi, author. Punching the Air

From award-winning, bestselling author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five, comes a powerful YA novel in verse about a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated. Perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds, Walter Dean Myers, and Elizabeth Acevedo.

Sep 17, 2020
Dear Martin by Stone, Nic, author. Dear Martin

"Powerful, wrenching." -JOHN GREEN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down "Raw and gripping."-JASON REYNOLDS, New York Times bestselling coauthor ofAll American Boys "A must-read!"-ANGIE THOMAS, #1New York Timesbestselling author ofThe Hate U Give Raw, captivating, and undeniably real, Nic Stone joins industry giants Jason Reynolds and Walter Dean Myers as she boldly tackles American race relations in this stunning #1New York Times bestselling debut, a William C. Morri

Sep 17, 2020
Kind of a Big Deal by Hale, Shannon, author. Kind of a Big Deal

From bestselling author Shannon Hale comes Kind of a Big Deal: a hilarious, delicious YA novel that will suck you inliterally.There's nothing worse than peaking in high school. Nobody knows that better than Josie Pie.She was kind of a big dealshe dropped out of high school to be a star! But the bigger you are, the harder you fall. And Josie fell. Hard. Ouch. Broadway dream: dead.Meanwhile, her life keeps imploding. Best friend: distant. Boyfriend: busy. Mom: not playing with a full deck? Despera

Sep 17, 2020
When No One Is Watching by Cole, Alyssa, author. When No One Is Watching

Rear WindowmeetsGet Outin this gripping thriller from a critically acclaimed andNew York TimesNotable author, in which the gentrification of a Brooklyn neighborhood takes on a sinister new meaning.

Sep 17, 2020
Stamped- Racism, Antiracism, and You by Reynolds, Jason, author. Stamped- Racism, Antiracism, and You

A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism--and antiracism--in America This is NOT a history book. This is a book about the here and now. A book to help us better understand why we are where we are. A book about race. The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, to create dynamics that separate and silence. This remarkable reimagining of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi's National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning reveals the history of racist ideas in America,

Sep 17, 2020
Time for Mercy, A by Grisham, John, author. Time for Mercy, A

Jake Brigance is back! The hero of A Time to Kill, one of the most popular novels of our time, returns in a courtroom drama that showcases #1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham at the height of his storytelling powers. Clanton, Mississippi. 1990. Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial when the court appoints him attorney for Drew Gamble, a timid sixteen-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy. Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalt

Sep 17, 2020
Me and White Supremacy by Saad, Layla F., author. Me and White Supremacy

Based off the original workbook, Me and White Supremacy teaches readers how to dismantle the privilege within themselves so that they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.When Layla Saad began an Instagram challenge called #meandwhitesupremacy, she never predicted it would spread as widely as it did. She encouraged people to own up and share their racist behaviors, big and small. She was looking for truth, and sh

Sep 17, 2020
The Pull of the Stars by Donoghue, Emma, author. The Pull of the Stars

Dublin, 1918: three days in a maternity ward at the height of the Great Flu. A small world of work, risk, death, and unlooked-for love, in "Donoghue's best novel since Room" (Kirkus Reviews) In an Ireland doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hospital in the city center, where expectant mothers who have come down with the terrible new Flu are quarantined together. Into Julia's regimented world step two outsiders -- Doctor Kathleen Lynn, a rumoured Rebel on

Sep 17, 2020
Hello, Summer by Andrews, Mary Kay, author. Hello, Summer

New York Times bestselling author and Queen of the Beach Reads Mary Kay Andrews delivers her next blockbuster, Hello Summer.Its a new season...Conley Hawkins left her familys small town newspaper, The Silver Bay Beacon, in the rearview mirror years ago. Now a star reporter for a big-city paper, Conley is exactly where she wants to be and is about to take a fancy new position in Washington, D.C. Or so she thinks.For small town scandals...When the new job goes up in smoke, Conley finds herself rig

Sep 17, 2020
The Goodbye Man by Deaver, Jeffrey, author. The Goodbye Man

In this twisty thriller from the New York Times bestselling master of suspense, reward-seeker Colter Shaw infiltrates a sinister cult after learning that the only way to get somebody out . . . is to go in. In the wilderness of Washington State, expert tracker Colter Shaw has located two young men accused of a terrible hate crime. But when his pursuit takes a shocking and tragic turn, Shaw becomes desperate to discover what went so horribly wrong and if he is to blame. Shaw's search for answers l

Sep 17, 2020
The Return by Sparks, Nicholas, author. The Return

In the romantic tradition of Dear John, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with the story of an injured Navy doctor -- and two women whose secrets will change the course of his life. Trevor Benson never intended to move back to New Bern, North Carolina. But when a mortar blast outside the hospital where he worked sent him home from Afghanistan with devastating injuries, the dilapidated cabin he'd inherited from his grandfather seemed as good a place to regroup as any. T

Sep 17, 2020
The Order by Silva, Daniel, author. The Order

#1New York Timesbestselling author Daniel Silva delivers another stunning thriller in his latest action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue.

Sep 17, 2020
The Darkest Evening by Cleeves, Ann, author. The Darkest Evening

From Ann CleevesNew York Times bestselling and award-winning author of the Vera and Shetland series, both of which are hit TV showscomes the stunning new Vera Stanhope novel, The Darkest Evening."Ann Cleeves is one of my favorite mystery writers."Louise Penny"As a huge fan of both the Shetland and Vera series of books, I had high expectations for Cleeves latest. . . . A stunning debut for Cleeves latest crimefighter."David Baldacci on The Long CallOn the first snowy night of winter, Detective In

Sep 17, 2020
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Harrow, Alix E., author. The Ten Thousand Doors of January

In the early 1900s, a young woman embarks on a fantastical journey of self-discovery after finding a mysterious book in this captivating and lyrical debut. In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored, and utterly out of place. Then she finds a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other world

Sep 17, 2020
28 Summers by Hilderbrand, Elin, author. 28 Summers

By the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Summer of '69: Their secret love affair has lasted for decades -- but this could be the summer that changes everything. When Mallory Blessing's son, Link, receives deathbed instructions from his mother to call a number on a slip of paper in her desk drawer, he's not sure what to expect. But he certainly does not expect Jake McCloud to answer. It's the late spring of 2020 and Jake's wife, Ursula DeGournsey, is the frontrunner in the upcoming Presiden

Sep 17, 2020
Raybearer by Ifueko, Jordan, author. Raybearer

The epic debut YA fantasy from an incredible new talentperfect for fans of Tomi Adeyemi and Sabaa Tahir. Nothing is more important than loyalty. But what if you've sworn to protect the one you were born to destroy?Tarisai has always longed for the warmth of a family. She was raised in isolation by a mysterious, often absent mother known only as The Lady. The Lady sends her to the capital of the global empire of Aritsar to compete with other children to be chosen as one of the Crown Princes Counc

Sep 17, 2020
Swing by Alexander, Kwame, author. Swing

This audio edition of Swing by New York Times best-selling author Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess (Solo) combines Kwame Alexanders narration with jazz music flourishes to tell a lyrical story about hope, courage, and love that will speak to anyone whos struggled to find their voice. And the surprise ending shines a spotlight on the issues related to our current social divide, challenging perspectives and inspiring everyone to make their voice heard. When America is not so beautiful, or right,

Sep 17, 2020
Grown by Jackson, Tiffany D., author. Grown

Award-winning author Tiffany D Jackson delivers another classic a riveting ripped-from-the-headlines standalone mystery that exposes horrific secrets hiding in plain sight and the power of a young womans voice.

Sep 17, 2020
Watch Over Me by LaCour, Nina, author. Watch Over Me

Nina LaCour delivers another emotional knockout withWatch Over Me, the much-anticipated follow-up to the Printz Award-winningWe Are Okay. Mila is used to being alone. Maybe that's why she said yes. Yes to a second chance in this remote place, among the flowers and the fog and the crash of waves far below. But she hadn't known about the ghosts. Newly graduated from high school, Mila has aged out of the foster care system. So when she's offered a teaching job and a place to live on an isolated pa

Sep 17, 2020
The Merciful Crow by Owen, Margaret, author. The Merciful Crow

Debut author Margaret Owen crafts a powerful saga of vengeance, survival, and sacrifice--perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Kendare Blake--in The Merciful Crow. One way or another, we always feed the crows. A future chieftain Fie abides by one rule: look after your own. Her Crow caste of undertakers and mercy-killers takes more abuse than coin, but when they're called to collect royal dead, she's hoping they'll find the payout of a lifetime.A fugitive prince When Crown Prince Jasimir turns ou

Sep 17, 2020
Hawk by Patterson, James, author. Hawk

A story for a new generation of Maximum Ride fans! 17-year-old Hawk is growing up hard and fast in post-apocalyptic New York City . . . until a perilous destiny forces her to take flight. Where is Maximum Ride? Ten years ago a girl with wings fought to save the world. But then she disappeared. Now she's just a fading legend, remembered only in stories. Hawk doesn't know her real name. She doesn't know who her family was, or where they went. The only thing she remembers is that she was told to wa

Sep 17, 2020
Avatar- The Last Airbender- The Rise of Kyoshi by Yee, F. C., author. Avatar- The Last Airbender- The Rise of Kyoshi

From the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender comes a YA novel starring Avatar Kyoshi.?After years of searching for the next Avatar, the four nations have found peace with Avatar Yununtil Kyoshi, Yuns friend and servant, demonstrates remarkable bending abilities herself. With the identity of the true Avatar at stake, Kyoshi and her fiery friend Rangi flee the Avatar mansion and find supporters in the daofeioutlaws living in the shadows of the Earth Kingdom. But while Kyoshi, Rangi, and their daof

Sep 17, 2020
Dear Justyce by Stone, Nic, author. Dear Justyce

The stunning sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller Dear Martin. Incarcerated teen Quan writes letters to Justyce about his experiences in the American juvenile justice system. Perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Angie Thomas. In the highly anticipated sequel to her New York Times bestseller, Nic Stone delivers an unflinching look into the flawed practices and silenced voices in the American juvenile justice system. Vernell LaQuan Banks and Justyce McAllister grew up a block apart in the

Sep 17, 2020
I'm Not Dying with You Tonight by Jones, Kimberly, author. I'm Not Dying with You Tonight

Over the course of one night, two girls with two very different backgrounds must rely on each other to get through the violent race riot that has enveloped their city. Lena has her killer style, her awesome boyfriend, and a plan. She knows she's going to make it big. Campbell, on the other hand, is just trying to keep her head down and get through the year at her new school. When both girls attend the Friday-night football game, what neither expects is for everything to descend into sudden mass

Sep 17, 2020