New Arrivals Added To Our Adult Playaways Collection in the last 7 days

View all on one page


Sign up for new playaways emails

The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax

This first in the series sends Emily on her first case after she successfully persuades a skeptical CIA recruitment officer that she is the best person for the job.

Palm for Mrs. Pollifax, A

Emily ?vacations? at an opulent Swiss resort in the hope of locating nine pounds of hijacked plutonium intended for an atom bomb.

Iron Flame

First you survive. Then you fly. Dont miss the explosive new sequel to Rebecca Yarross bestselling hit, Fourth Wing. She's survived her first year at Basgiath War College for dragon riders...but the dangers just beginning in the electrifying, pulse-pounding follow-up to the Fourth Wing by USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Yarros.

The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax

Emily Pollifax is one of a precious few gray-haired female sleuths who solve their cases through unflagging determination, moral courage and wisdom that comes with age. In The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax, Emily answers the call of that ?nice Mr. Carstairs? to go to Istanbul as a courier and search for a missing agent.

Wellness by Hill, Nathan, author.
Date added:
Oct 18, 2023

The New York Times best-selling author of The Nix is back with a poignant and witty novel about marriage, the often baffling pursuit of health and happiness, and the stories that bind us together. From the gritty '90s Chicago art scene to a suburbia of detox diets and home-renovation hysteria, Wellness reimagines the love story with a healthy dose of insight, irony, and heart. ?A hilarious and moving exploration of a modern marriage that astounds in its breadth and intimacy.? ?Brit Bennett, auth

Weird Tales- 100 Years of Weird

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first issues of Weird Tales Magazine, 100 Years of Weird is a masterful compendium of new and classic stories, flash fiction, essays, and poems from the giants of speculative fiction, including R. L. Stine, Laurell K. Hamilton, Ray Bradbury, H. P. Lovecraft, Tennessee Williams, and Isaac Asimov. Marking a century of uniquely peculiar storytelling, each part of this anthology features a different genre from Cosmic Horror, Sword and Sorcery, Space Opera, to

The Vaster Wilds

A taught and electrifying novel from celebrated, bestselling author Lauren Groff, about one spirited girl alone in the wilderness, trying to survive. A servant girl escapes from a colonial settlement in the wilderness. She carries nothing with her but her wits, a few possessions, and the spark of god that burns hot within her. What she finds in this terra incognita is beyond the limits of her imagination and will bend her belief of everything that her own civilization has taught her. Lauren Grof

The Unfortunate Side Effects of Heartbreak and Magic

For fans of Practical Magic and Gilmore Girls, The Unfortunate Side Effects of Heartbreak and Magic is a debut novel that explores the shields we build around our hearts to retain our own magic.Sadie Revelare has always believed that the curse of four heartbreaks that accompanies her magic would be worth the price. But when her grandmother is diagnosed with cancer with only weeks to live, and her first heartbreak, Jake McNealy, returns to town after a decade, her carefully structured life begins

The Sisterhood

The acclaimed author of Code Girls returns with a revelatory history of three generations at the CIA?the women who fought to become operatives, transformed spy craft, and tracked down Osama Bin Laden. Created in the aftermath of World War Two, the Central Intelligence Agency relied on women even as it attempted to channel their talents and keep them down. Women sent cables, made dead drops, and maintained the agencys secrets. Despite discrimination?even because of it?women who started as clerks,

Hidden Potential

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again and Originals explores how we can guide others and mold ourselves to surpass our supposed limits In life, there are few things more consequential than the judgments people make of our potential, whether we are applying to college, interviewing for a job, or trying out for a team. That kind of judgment seems only natural: if you want to predict what people will achieve tomorrow, the obvious place to start is to look at their achievements yes

The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store

From James McBride, author of the bestselling Oprahs Book Club pick Deacon King Kong and the National Book Award?winning The Good Lord Bird, a novel about small-town secrets and the people who keep them In 1972, when workers in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, were digging the foundations for a new development, the last thing they expected to find was a skeleton at the bottom of a well. Who the skeleton was and how it got there were two of the long-held secrets kept by the residents of Chicken Hill, the

Fourth Wing

Enter the brutal and elite world of a war college for dragon riders from USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Yarros Twenty-year-old Violet Sorrengail was supposed to enter the Scribe Quadrant, living a quiet life among books and history. Now, the commanding general?also known as her tough-as-talons mother?has ordered Violet to join the hundreds of candidates striving to become the elite of Navarre: dragon riders. But when youre smaller than everyone else and your body is brittle, death is only

Be Useful

The seven basic rules to follow to realize your true purpose in life?distilled by Arnold Schwarzenegger from his own journey of ceaseless reinvention and extraordinary achievement, and available for absolutely anyone, young and old. Arnold Schwarzenegger traveled very far from the small town in Austria where he grew up in modest circumstances, the son of parents who were still shellshocked by the Second World War. Very far not just in literal distance: his father in particular was a narrow-minde

The Wonderful World of James Herriot

James Herriot's timeless, heartwarming, and perceptive stories about animals and people have charmed millions of readers around the world, and millions more have watched the popular PBS series All Creatures Great and Small, which is based on his four books. The Wonderful World of James Herriot excerpts the best of his stories to shape the larger tale of his life, his family, and his world, illustrated with evocative drawings and family photographs, including a special introduction written by his

Wizard of Earthsea, A

"The shapeless mass of darkness split apart. It sundered, and a pale spindle of light gleamed between his open arms. In the oval of light there moved a human shape: a tall woman ... beautiful, and sorrowful, and full of fear."-from A Wizard of Earthsea A Wizard of Earthsea, first in a tetralogy that includes The Tombs of Atuan and The Farthest Shore, introduces the listener to Ged, the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, known also as Sparrowhawk. When Sparrowhawk casts a spell that saves his vil

Whalefall by Kraus, Daniel, author.
Date added:
Oct 4, 2023

The Martian meets 127 Hours in this ?powerfully humane? (Owen King, New York Times bestselling author) and scientifically accurate thriller about a scuba diver whos been swallowed by an eighty-foot, sixty-ton sperm whale and has only one hour to escape before his oxygen runs out. Jay Gardiner has given himself a fools errand?to find the remains of his deceased father in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Monastery Beach. He knows its a long shot, but Jay feels its the only way for him to lift th

The War of Words

From New York Times bestselling author Molly Guptill Manning comes The War of Words, the captivating story of how American troops in World War II wielded pens to tell their own stories as they made history. At a time when civilian periodicals faced strict censorship, US Army Chief of Staff George Marshall won the support of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to create an expansive troop-newspaper program. Both Marshall and FDR recognized that there was a second struggle taking place outside the

Vampires of El Norte

Vampires and vaqueros face off on the Texas-Mexico border in this supernatural western from the author of The Hacienda. As the daughter of a rancher in 1840s Mexico, Nena knows a thing or two about monsters?her home has long been threatened by tensions with Anglo settlers from the north. But something more sinister lurks near the ranch at night, something that drains men of their blood and leaves them for dead. Something that once attacked Nena nine years ago. Believing Nena dead, Nestor has bee

The Tombs of Atuan

A bold young wizard enters the labyrinth of the sacred Tombs of Atuan to steal the magical ring of Erreth-Akbe. Instead, he finds an unhappy priestess in need of a hero to save her.

The Farthest Shore

Return to Earthsea with Ged, the brash young wizard who survived the enchanted labyrinth of The Tombs of Atuan. In the third episode of this brilliant fantasy saga, a much older Ged sets off on a harrowing quest for the source of a terrible darkness that is taking the magic out of Earthsea.