Monthly Archives: December 2018

She Has Her Mother’s Laugh – Carl Zimmer

“Science book of the year”—The Guardian Longlisted for the 2019 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award One of New York Times 100 Notable Books for 2018 One of Publishers Weekly‘s Top Ten Books of 2018 One of Kirkus‘s Best Books of 2018 One of Mental Floss’s Best Books of 2018 One of Science Friday’s Best Science Books of 2018 “Extraordinary”—New York Times Book Review “Magisterial”—The Atlantic “Engrossing”—Wired “Leading contender as the most outstanding nonfiction work of the year”—Minneapolis Star-Tribune Award-winning, celebrated New York Times columnist and science writer Carl Zimmer presents a ...

Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth – Sarah Smarsh

*Finalist for the National Book Award and the Kirkus Prize* *Instant New York Times Bestseller* *Named a Best Book of 2018 by NPR, The New York Post, Buzzfeed (Nonfiction), Shelf Awareness (Nonfiction), Bustle, and Publishers Weekly (Nonfiction)* An essential read for our times: an eye-opening memoir of working-class poverty in America that will deepen our understanding of the ways in which class shapes our country. Sarah Smarsh was born a fifth generation Kansas wheat farmer on her paternal side, and the product of generations of teen mothers on her maternal side. ...

Heads You Win – Jeffrey Archer

Leningrad, Russia, 1968. Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive. At the docks, they are confronted with an irreversible choice: should they board a container ship bound for America, or Great Britain? Alexander leaves that choice to the toss of a coin… In ...

Our Little Lies – Sue Watson

Marianne has a life others dream of. A beautiful townhouse on the best street in the neighbourhood. Three bright children who are her pride and joy. Sometimes her past still hurts: losing her mother, growing up in foster care. But her husband Simon is always there. A successful surgeon, he’s the envy of every woman they’ve ever met. Flowers, gifts, trips to France – nothing is too good for his family. Then Simon says another woman’s name. The way he lingers on it, Caroline, gives Marianne a shudder of ...

A Dog’s Way Home – W. Bruce Cameron

The beloved New York Times and USA Today bestseller A Dog’s Way Home is soon to be a feature film from Sony Pictures! This remarkable story of one endearing dog’s journey home after she is separated from her beloved human is directed by Charles Martin Smith and stars Ashley Judd, Edward James Olmos, Wes Studi, Alexandra Shipp, and Jonah Hauer-King. W. Bruce Cameron and his wife, Cathryn Michon, wrote the screenplay for the film. With four hundred miles of dangerous Colorado wilderness separating one brave ...

Before We Were Strangers – Brenda Novak

Something happened to her mother that night. Something no one wants to talk about. But she’s determined to uncover her family’s dark secrets, even if they bury her. Five-year-old Sloane McBride couldn’t sleep that night. Her parents were arguing again, their harsh words heating the cool autumn air. And then there was that other sound—the ominous thump before all went quiet. In the morning, her mother was gone. The official story was that she left. Her loving, devoted mother! That hadn’t sat any better at ...

The Canterbury Tales – Geoffrey Chaucer

The classic collection of beloved tales, both sacred and profane, of travelers in medieval England. Complete and Unabridged. “An adored classic and, of course, a canonical giant, Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales bears infinite recreation and translation. That’s precisely why Gerald J. Davis has put countless hours of work into researching and translating the tales from Middle English into a more contemporary, accessible dialect. Make no mistake, though, all of that reworking certainly hasn’t stripped the original text of its wit or its caustic humor. ...