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A better man - an Inspector Armand Gamache mystery by Penny, Louise, author. A better man - an Inspector Armand Gamache mystery

It's Gamache's first day back as head of the homicide department, a job he temporarily shares with his previous second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir. Flood waters are rising across the province. In the middle of the turmoil a father approaches Gamache, pleading for help in finding his daughter. As crisis piles upon crisis, Gamache tries to hold off the encroaching chaos, and realizes the search for Vivienne Godin should be abandoned. But with a daughter of his own, he finds himself developing a

Oct 2, 2019
A boy and his dog at the end of the world by Fletcher, Charlie, 1960- author, narrator. A boy and his dog at the end of the world

"My name's Griz. My childhood wasn't like yours. I've never had friends, and in my whole life I've not met enough people to play a game of football. My parents told me how crowded the world used to be, but we were never lonely on our remote island. We had each other, and our dogs. Then the thief came. There may be no law left except what you make of it. But if you steal my dog, you can at least expect me to come after you. Because if we aren't loyal to the things we love, what's the point?"--

Oct 2, 2019
Charleston by Jakes, John, 1932- Charleston

A novel that spans decades and generations -- from the American Revolution through the downfall of the Confederacy.

Oct 2, 2019
Frankly in love by Yoon, David, author. Frankly in love

High school senior Frank Li is a Limbo. His term for Korean-American kids who find themselves caught between their parents' traditional expectations and their own Southern California upbringing. His parents have one rule when it comes to romance, 'Date Korean,' which proves complicated when Frank falls for Brit Means, who is smart, beautiful, and white.

Oct 2, 2019
Help me! - one woman's quest to find out if self-help really can change your life by Power, Marianne, author, narrator. Help me! - one woman's quest to find out if self-help really can change your life

For years Journalist Marianne Power lined her bookshelves with dog-eared copies of definitive guides on how to live your best life, dipping in and out of self-help books when she needed them most. Then, one day, she woke up to find that the life she hoped for and the life she was living were worlds apart--and she set out to make some big changes. Marianne decided to finally find out if her elusive "perfect existence"--the one without debt, anxiety, or hangover Netflix marathons, the one where sh

Oct 2, 2019
How to hide an empire a history of the greater United States by Immerwahr, Daniel, 1980- How to hide an empire a history of the greater United States

A pathbreaking history of the United States’ overseas possessions and the true meaning of its empire. We are familiar with maps that outline all fifty states. And we are also familiar with the idea that the United States is an “empire,” exercising power around the world. But what about the actual territories?the islands, atolls, and archipelagos?this country has governed and inhabited? In How to Hide an Empire, Daniel Immerwahr tells the fascinating story of the United States outside the United

Oct 2, 2019
Machines like me - and people like you by McEwan, Ian, author. Machines like me - and people like you

Machines Like Me occurs in an alternative 1980s London. Britain has lost the Falklands War, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power, and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough in artificial intelligence. In a world not quite like this one, two lovers will be tested beyond their understanding. Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret. When Charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first

Oct 2, 2019
Never have I ever by Jackson, Joshilyn, author, narrator. Never have I ever

Amy Whey is proud of her ordinary life and the simple pleasures that come with it, teaching diving lessons, baking cookies for new neighbors, helping her best friend, Charlotte, run their local book club. Her greatest joy is her family: her devoted professor husband, her spirited fifteen-year-old stepdaughter, her adorable infant son. And, of course, the steadfast and supportive Charlotte. But Amy's sweet, uncomplicated life begins to unravel when the mysterious and alluring Angelica Roux arrive

Oct 2, 2019
Nothing ventured by Archer, Jeffrey, 1940- author. Nothing ventured

William Warwick has always wanted to be a detective, and decides, much to his father's dismay, that rather than become a lawyer like his father, Sir Julian Warwick QC, and his sister Grace, he will join London's Metropolitan Police Force. After graduating from university, William begins a career that will define his life: from his early months on the beat under the watchful eye of his first mentor, Constable Fred Yates, to his first high-stakes case as a fledgling detective in Scotland Yard's ar

Oct 2, 2019
Old bones by Preston, Douglas J., author. Old bones

Nora Kelly, a young but successful curator with a series of important excavations already under her belt, is approached by the handsome Historian, Guy Porter, to lead an expedition unlike any other. Guy tells his story--one involving the ill-fated Donner Party, who became permanently lodged in the American consciousness in the winter of 1847, when the first skeletonized survivors of the party stumbled out of the California mountains, replete with tales of courage, resourcefulness, bad luck, murd

Oct 2, 2019
Outfox by Brown, Sandra, 1948- author. Outfox

New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown combines heart-stopping suspense and forbidden passion in this psychological thriller about an FBI agent's hunt for a ruthless conman turned serial killer FBI agent Drex Easton is relentlessly driven by a single goal: to outmaneuver the conman once known as Weston Graham. Over the past thirty years, Weston has assumed many names and countless disguises, enabling him to lure eight wealthy women out of their fortunes before they disappeared without a

Oct 2, 2019
Shamed by Castillo, Linda, author. Shamed

In this riveting new thriller in Linda Castillo's New York Times bestselling series, Kate Burkholder races against the clock to find a missing Amish girl. An Amish grandmother is murdered on an abandoned farm, her seven year old granddaughter abducted. Chief of Police Kate Burkholder plunges headlong into a case that quickly becomes a race against the clock. She knows the longer the girl is missing, the more likely a tragic outcome. The family of the missing girl is well thought of--a pillar of

Oct 2, 2019
Sins of the fathers - a J. P. Beaumont novel by Jance, Judith A., author. Sins of the fathers - a J. P. Beaumont novel

Former Seattle homicide cop J. P. Beaumont, is learning to enjoy the new realities of retirement--doing morning crossword puzzles by a roaring fireplace; playing frisbee with his new dog; having quiet lunches with his still working wife. But then his past comes calling. When an acquaintance from long ago, Alan Dale, shows up on Beau's doorstep with a newborn infant in hand and asking for help locating his missing daughter, Beau finds himself faced with an investigation that will turn his own lif

Oct 2, 2019
So you want to start a podcast - finding your voice, telling your story, and building a community that will listen by Meinzer, Kristen, author, narrator. So you want to start a podcast - finding your voice, telling your story, and building a community that will listen

"An inspiring, comprehensive, step-by-step guide to creating a hit show, So You Want to Start a Podcast covers everything from hosting and guest booking to editing and marketing - while offering plenty of encouragement and insider stories along the way. Though they are the fastest-growing form of media, podcasts can actually be tricky to create and even harder to sustain. Few know the secrets of successfully creating a knockout podcast better than Kristen Meinzer. An award-winning commentator, p

Oct 2, 2019
Speaker for the dead by Card, Orson Scott, author. Speaker for the dead

Ender Wiggin, the hero and scapegoat of mass alien destruction in Ender's Game, receives a chance at redemption in this novel. Ender, who proclaimed as a mistake his success in wiping out an alien race, wins the opportunity to cope better with a second race, discovered by Portuguese colonists on the planet Lusitania. Orson Scott Card infuses this long, ambitious tale with intellect by casting his characters in social, religious and cultural contexts.

Oct 2, 2019
Suggested reading - a novel by Connis, Dave, author. Suggested reading - a novel

After her principal bans a number of books from the school library, bibliophile student Clara joins forces with her friends to start an underground library.

Oct 2, 2019
The bitterroots - a novel by Box, C. J., author. The bitterroots - a novel

"Former police officer Cassie Dewell is trying to start over with her own private investigation firm. Guilty about not seeing her son and exhausted by the nights on stakeout, Cassie is nonetheless managing...until an old friend calls in a favor: she wants Cassie to help exonerate a man accused of assaulting a young girl from an influential family. Against her own better judgment, Cassie agrees. But out in the Big Sky Country of Montana, twisted family loyalty runs as deep as the ties to the land

Oct 2, 2019
The bride test - a novel by Hoang, Helen, author. The bride test - a novel

"From the critically acclaimed author of The Kiss Quotient comes a romantic novel about love that crosses international borders and all boundaries of the heart... Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions--like grief. And love. He thinks he's defective. His family knows better--that his autism means he just processes emotions differently. When he steadfastly avoids relati

Oct 2, 2019
The Dutch house - a novel by Patchett, Ann, author. The Dutch house - a novel

At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves. Cyril's son Danny and his older sister Maeve are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmoth

Oct 2, 2019
The goldfinch by Tartt, Donna, author. The goldfinch

"The author of the classic bestsellers The Secret History and The Little Friend returns with a brilliant, highly anticipated new novel. A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him of his mother: a small, mysteriously captivat

Oct 2, 2019

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