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Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure – Jeff Kinney

ou’ve never seen the Wimpy Kid World like this before—an entirely new, awesome, friendly, truly fantastic fantasy quest from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney! From the imagination of Rowley Jefferson comes an adventure of epic proportions. Join Roland and his best friend, Garg the Barbarian, as they leave the safety of their village and embark on a quest to save Roland’s mom from the White Warlock. Will our heroes survive? Find out in Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure! And don’t miss Rowley Jefferson’s first book, the ...


 

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First Principles: What America’s Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country – Thomas E. Ricks

“Ricks knocks it out of the park with this jewel of a book. On every page I learned something new. Read it every night if you want to restore your faith in our country.” — James Mattis, General, U.S. Marines (ret.) & 26th Secretary of Defense  The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author offers a revelatory new book about the founding fathers, examining their educations and, in particular, their devotion to the ancient Greek and Roman classics—and how that influence would shape their ideals and the ...

Escape to Osprey Cove – Luisa Marietta Gold

This exciting mystery begins with an unusual find in the secret compartment of Doug’s new Corvette that will forever change his and Catherine’s life. Doug’s mysterious behavior after the find forces Catherine to seek escape at The Osprey Cove Lodge. What she finds at the lodge turns out to be far more valuable. Follow the suspense, mystery, and romance of Book 1 of this continuing series, The Osprey Cove Lodge Series. Authors Note: The Osprey Cove Lodge series is uniquely written, spanning seven geographic locations ...



Why We Swim – Bonnie Tsui

A Time Magazine Must-Read Book of 2020 A Best Book of the Season: BuzzFeed  Bustle  San Francisco Chronicle “A fascinating and beautifully written love letter to water. I was enchanted by this book.” —Rebecca Skloot, bestselling author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks An immersive, unforgettable, and eye-opening perspective on swimming—and on human behavior itself. We swim in freezing Arctic waters and piranha-infested rivers to test our limits. We swim for pleasure, for exercise, for healing. But humans, unlike other animals that are drawn to water, are not natural-born swimmers. We ...



Love & Olives – Jenna Evans Welch

From the New York Times bestselling author of Love & Gelato comes a Mamma Mia!–inspired tale about a teen girl finding romance while trying to connect with her absent father in beautiful Santorini, Greece. Liv Varanakis doesn’t have a lot of fond memories of her father, which makes sense—he fled to Greece when she was only eight. What Liv does remember, though, is their shared love for Greek myths and the lost city of Atlantis. So when Liv suddenly receives a postcard from her father explaining that National Geographic is ...

Yesterday, Time, and Tomorrow – Edward Rabroziss

Yesterday, TIME, and Tomorrow A modern-day fantasy, time travel, adventure romance, with a couple, Ward and Jade, on a journey into unknown worlds and into the mystery of time. While trying to understand the mystery of their very existence and why they were alive as human beings living in this world of day and night, their lives become merged in the wonder of waking and dreaming. A fantasy adventure with the couple caught in the excitement and thrill of being alive and being in love, ...



The Noel Letters – Richard Paul Evans

#1 New York Times bestselling author Richard Paul Evans returns this holiday season with a tale of love, belonging, and family, following a trail of letters that leads to a Christmas revelation about the healing miracle of hope and forgiveness. After nearly two decades, Noel Post, an editor for a major New York publishing house, returns to her childhood home in Salt Lake City to see her estranged, dying father. What she believed would be a brief visit turns into something more as she inherits the bookstore ...




The Archer – Paulo Coelho

From the #1 best-selling author of The Alchemist comes an inspiring story about a young man seeking wisdom from an elder, and the practical lessons imparted along the way. Includes stunning illustrations by Christoph Niemann. “A novelist who writes in a universal language.” —The New York Times In The Archer we meet Tetsuya, a man once famous for his prodigious gift with a bow and arrow but who has since retired from public life, and the boy who comes searching for him. The boy has many questions, and in ...

Future Visions: One Hundred Years of Culture and Society Through the Lens of Science Fiction – Ivan Litvinenko

Imagining the future has been a significant part of the mass culture and a way for our collective consciousness to process the world around us and our expectations of what’s to come. Science fiction was one of the first genres to emerge as soon as the moving image was made possible a little more than a hundred years ago. Over the XX century, as we have seen technology advancing faster than ever, sci-fi has always been exceptional at pushing the boundaries of what is possible, ...



The Language of Butterflies – Wendy Williams

In this fascinating book from the New York Times bestselling author of The Horse, Wendy Williams explores the lives of one of the world’s most resilient creatures—the butterfly—shedding light on the role that they play in our ecosystem and in our human lives. Butterflies are one of the world’s most beloved insects. From butterfly gardens to zoo exhibitions, they are one of the few insects we’ve encouraged to infiltrate our lives. Yet, what has drawn us to these creatures in the first place? And what are their lives ...

Avenging Angel: Love & Death in Old Brooklyn – Charles S. Isaacs

A riveting tale of revenge, survival and redemption, wrapped around an unlikely love story and set against an urban backdrop corrupted by bigotry and misogyny. Following a racially motivated rape by three Ku Klux Klansmen, 12 year-old Cassandra Monroe vows revenge. After eight years of training, now a strikingly beautiful assassin, she accomplishes her mission. Her campaign continues with solitary walks through dark city streets, hoping to be assaulted by men with bad intentions. Those entrapped by her spider’s web pay dearly for their efforts. ...



The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop – Fannie Flagg

A heartwarming novel about secrets of youth rediscovered, hometown memories, and the magical moments in ordinary lives, from the beloved author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe “A gift, a blessing and a triumph . . . celebrates the bonds of family and friends—and the possibilities of recovery and renewal.”—The Free Lance–Star Bud Threadgoode grew up in the bustling little railroad town of Whistle Stop with his mother, Ruth, church-going and proper, and his Aunt Idgie, the fun-loving hell-raiser. Together they ran the ...

A Sylvia Wilcox Christmas – Braylee Parkinson

Sylvia Wilcox closes her private detective agency for the holidays and heads to Utah for a long, relaxing vacation in the Ogden River Valley’s snow-covered mountains. After enjoying a few days on the slopes and the company of Brady Kepler, her assistant, Martin, calls and tells her about a mysterious note delivered to the office that accuses Sylvia of fraud. Disturbed and curious about this note, Sylvia finds it hard to concentrate on vacation and ends up chasing down leads that take her on a ...



How to Get Rid of a President – David Priess

A vivid political history of the schemes, plots, maneuvers, and conspiracies that have attempted — successfully and not — to remove unwanted presidents To limit executive power, the founding fathers created fixed presidential terms of four years, giving voters regular opportunities to remove their leaders. Even so, Americans have often resorted to more dramatic paths to disempower the chief executive. The American presidency has seen it all, from rejecting a sitting president’s renomination bid and undermining their authority in office to the more drastic methods ...

We Must Save Jepson! – Mark Petersen

Suspense! Thrills! Adventure! Tea breaks! In this exciting and hilarious historical satire, English librarian H. R. Huxtable sets out to rescue a beleaguered British outpost in Victorian-era central Africa. The odds are piling up against him, but despite oppressive jungle, cannibal tribes, and his own troops, Huxtable will prevail. Er … won’t he?



Law of Innocence – Michael Connelly

Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller must defend himself against murder charges in the heart-stopping new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. On the night he celebrates a big win, defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by police, who find the body of a former client in the trunk of his Lincoln. Haller is immediately charged with murder but can’t post the exorbitant $5 million bail slapped on him by a vindictive judge. Mickey elects to represent himself and is forced to mount his ...



Spirit of the Dragon – Erynn Lehtonen

SOME DREAMS ARE MEANT TO DIE. An engineer craving to become a warrior. A majyu with his future bound in filial piety… and a dark sorcerer who steals women into the night. Genshu Hidekazu and Masanori swore their lives to defend, giving up their family’s warrior legacy as their parents did before them. Hidekazu is the family’s dutiful scion, preparing to take his father’s place, and Masanori studies as a ki-engineer, carving himself a future in a world that looks down on those unable to ...



Instant Karma – Marissa Meyer

In New York Times bestselling author Marissa Meyer’s young adult contemporary romance, a girl is suddenly gifted with the ability to cast instant karma on those around her – both good and bad. Chronic overachiever Prudence Barnett is always quick to cast judgment on the lazy, rude, and arrogant residents of her coastal town. Her dreams of karmic justice are fulfilled when, after a night out with her friends, she wakes up with the sudden ability to cast instant karma on those around her. Pru giddily makes ...

The Survivors – Angela White

“The end of the world has given us a harsh, merciless existence, where nature tries hard to push mankind to the very brink of extinction. Everything is against us, between us… Untold miles of lawless, apocalyptic roads wait for our feet, and the future, cold and dark, offers little comfort. Without change, there can be no peace–only survivors.”



White Ivy – Susie Yang

A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick A young woman’s crush on a privileged former classmate becomes a story of love, lies, and dark obsession, offering stark insights into the immigrant experience, as it hurtles to its electrifying ending. Ivy Lin is a thief and a liar—but you’d never know it by looking at her. Raised outside of Boston, Ivy’s immigrant grandmother relies on Ivy’s mild appearance for cover as she teaches her granddaughter how to pilfer items from yard sales and second-hand shops. Thieving ...

Identical Death (A Reverend Cici Gurule Mystery Book 1) – JJ Cagney

What turns a reverend into an amateur sleuth? Few people have ever experienced a connection like the one Reverend Cici Gurule and her sister had. The women weren’t just twins; they were identical. Yes, were. Cici knew the exact moment her sister had died because Cici had passed out in her apartment. She’d swear until the day she died her sister said her name in a soft, broken voice as her own mind had switched off. Now, Cici must learn to live without her sister ...



No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality – Michael J. Fox

A moving account of resilience, hope, fear and mortality, and how these things resonate in our lives, by actor and advocate Michael J. Fox. The entire world knows Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, the teenage sidekick of Doc Brown in Back to the Future; as Alex P. Keaton in Family Ties; as Mike Flaherty in Spin City; and through numerous other movie roles and guest appearances on shows such as The Good Wife and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Diagnosed at age 29, Michael is equally engaged in Parkinson’s advocacy work, raising ...



Moonflower Murders – Anthony Horowitz

Featuring his famous literary detective Atticus Pund and Susan Ryeland, hero of the worldwide bestseller Magpie Murders, a brilliantly complex literary thriller with echoes of Agatha Christie from New York Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz. Retired publisher Susan Ryeland is living the good life. She is running a small hotel on a Greek island with her long-term boyfriend Andreas. It should be everything she’s always wanted. But is it? She’s exhausted with the responsibilities of making everything work on an island where nothing ever does, and truth be ...

Burning Rains – Sam J Fires

Rain, rain, go away, DON’T come back another day….. Explosions at multiple chemical plants around the globe release deadly chemicals into the atmosphere that form heavy clouds around the entire planet, blocking out the sun and throwing the world into perpetual darkness. As the clouds grow heavy, they start releasing their contents, in the form of snow in some places, and acid rain in others. To venture outside is to gamble with your own life. How long will the chaos continue? After a spell in ...



Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle – Emily & Amelia Nagoski

 “This book is a gift! I’ve been practicing their strategies, and it’s a total game-changer.”—Brené Brown, PhD, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Dare to Lead This groundbreaking book explains why women experience burnout differently than men—and provides a simple, science-based plan to help women minimize stress, manage emotions, and live a more joyful life. Burnout. Many women in America have experienced it. What’s expected of women and what it’s really like to be a woman in today’s world are two very different things—and women exhaust ...

Ruby Island – Anita Renaghan

Meet Amy Reynolds, a professional magazine photographer who has been chosen to photograph international movie star Bill Ruby on his private island. Meet Bill Ruby, super-hot, and Amy’s old flame who is ready to make another play for her affections. And meet Matt Cole, self-involved and already engaged writer and Amy’s travel companion to Ruby Island, who has no idea that Amy has been crushing on him for the past two years. Insert the Bermuda Triangle and add three young boys who show up out ...

 

 

 

 

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