Monthly Archives: December 2019

Fool Proof: A Sonia Amon, MD Medical Thriller – Judith Lucci

NEW RELEASE “A cold shadow falls over my face. I open my eyes to see a vulture circling above me. Using my hand, I shade my eyes and see that another has joined it; both gliding on the warm air current as though conserving their strength for the kill that lies ahead… I believe that I am that kill…” Sonia, beleaguered by nightmares, illness and fear, is obsessed by the possibility that her father Emir Faisal Muhammed is alive. In an effort to control her ...

The Factory – Hiroko Oyamada

The English-language debut of Hiroko Oyamada—one of the most powerfully strange young voices in Japan.   The English-language debut of one of Japan’s most exciting new writers, The Factory follows three workers at a sprawling industrial factory. Each worker focuses intently on the specific task they’ve been assigned: one shreds paper, one proofreads documents, and another studies the moss growing all over the expansive grounds. But their lives slowly become governed by their work—days take on a strange logic and momentum, and little by little, ...

Spy – Danielle Steel

A young woman is caught up in a dangerous double life on behalf of her country during World War II in Danielle Steel’s thrilling new novel. At eighteen, Alexandra Wickham is presented to King George V and Queen Mary in an exquisite white lace and satin dress her mother has ordered from Paris. With her delicate blond looks, she is a stunning beauty who seems destined for a privileged life. But fate, a world war, and her own quietly rebellious personality lead her down a ...

Wayfinding: The Science and Mystery of How Humans Navigate the World – M. R. O’Connor

At once far flung and intimate, a fascinating look at how finding our way make us human. “A marvel of storytelling.” —Kirkus (Starred Review) In this compelling narrative, O’Connor seeks out neuroscientists, anthropologists and master navigators to understand how navigation ultimately gave us our humanity. Biologists have been trying to solve the mystery of how organisms have the ability to migrate and orient with such precision—especially since our own adventurous ancestors spread across the world without maps or instruments. O’Connor goes to the Arctic, the Australian ...

An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System – Matt Richtel

A grand tour of the human immune system and the secrets of health, by the Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times journalist “One of those rare nonfiction books that transcends the genre. … Extraordinary.” —Douglas Preston A terminal cancer patient rises from the grave. A medical marvel defies HIV. Two women with autoimmunity discover their own bodies have turned against them. Matt Richtel’s An Elegant Defense uniquely entwines these intimate stories with science’s centuries-long quest to unlock the mysteries of sickness and health, and illuminates the immune system as never before. The ...

Resistance Reborn – Rebecca Roanhorse

In this pivotal prequel to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the heroes of the Resistance—Poe Dameron, General Leia Organa, Rey, and Finn—must fight back from the edge of oblivion. The Resistance is in ruins. In the wake of their harrowing escape from Crait, what was once an army has been reduced to a handful of wounded heroes. Finn, Poe, Rey, Rose, Chewbacca, Leia Organa—their names are famous among the oppressed worlds they fight to liberate. But names can only get you so far, and Leia’s ...

The Serious Goose – Jimmy Kimmel

Meet a very Serious Goose in late-night host Jimmy Kimmel’s first fun and funny picture book! There is nothing silly about this goose. You CANNOT make her laugh, so DON’T EVEN TRY! Written, illustrated, and lettered by Jimmy Kimmel, this picture book challenges young readers to bring the silly out of a very Serious Goose. Inspired by Jimmy’s nickname for his kids, The Serious Goose reminds us to be silly in a serious way. Challenge your little comedians to make this no-nonsense goose smile. This delightful read-aloud ...

Let Me Be Frank With You – Richard Ford

A brilliant new work that returns Richard Ford to the hallowed territory that sealed his reputation as an American master: the world of Frank Bascombe, and the landscape of his celebrated novels The Sportswriter, the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner winning Independence Day, and The Lay of the Land. In his trio of world-acclaimed novels portraying the life of an entire American generation, Richard Ford has imagined one of the most indelible and widely discussed characters in modern literature, Frank Bascombe. Through Bascombe—protean, funny, profane, wise, often inappropriate—we’ve witnessed the ...

In His Keeping: Taken – Mia Frances

Sylvie Jenkins has fallen on hard times. She’s lost her job, her apartment, and is down to her last can of peas. Desperate, she agrees to take a job with a reclusive writer living in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. She’s never heard of Connor Hudson, but the man is offering her room, board, and an extremely generous salary. How bad could he be? Sylvie is shocked to learn that she might not know who Connor Hudson is, but millions of readers do, ...

Summer of ’77: Beaches, bars and boogie nights in Ibiza – Robert Fear

A holiday can change everything… …it did for Fred. He went on a two-week break with three friends to the Spanish island of Ibiza in July 1976. It was so enjoyable they all vowed to come back for the following season. In April 1977, Fred returned to Ibiza, alone, in pursuit of his dream. Behind him, he left his family, his girlfriend, and a promising career in banking. Challenges lay ahead. This would be no holiday. He needed a place to stay and to find ...

Loki: Where Mischief Lies – Mackenzi Lee

*”This deft, nuanced examination of identity, destiny, and agency is a surprisingly tender addition to the Marvel canon.”-Kirkus Reviews, starred review   *”This mischievous origin story is sure to satisfy fans of this popular character.”-Booklist, starred review   This is the first of three young adult novels from New York Times best-selling author Mackenzi Lee that explores the untapped potential and duality of heroism of popular characters in the Marvel Universe. Before the days of going toe-to-toe with the Avengers, a younger Loki is desperate to prove ...

A Merry Christmas Wedding Mystery (Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery) – Anna Celeste Burke

The Star of Marvelous Marley World’s Latest Feature Film Goes Missing! And there’s less than a month to go before Georgie Shaw and Detective Jack Wheeler’s Christmas wedding. With Georgie’s boss “Mad Max” Marley involved, the whole affair becomes much more complicated. Determined to keep the wedding plans from being derailed, Georgie pays Max a visit on the set of Marvelous Marley World’s newest feature film, The Lonely Swan Prince. The sudden disappearance of the movie’s leading lady plunges Georgie and Jack into the middle ...

Canyon Dreams: A Basketball Season on the Navajo Nation – Michael Powell

The moving story of a Navajo high school basketball team, its members struggling with the everyday challenges of high school, adolescence, and family, and the great and unique obstacles facing Native Americans living on reservations. Deep in the heart of northern Arizona, in a small and isolated patch of the vast 17.5-million-acre Navajo reservation, sits Chinle High School. Here, basketball is passion, passed from grandparent to parent to child. Rez Ball is a sport for winters where dark and cold descend fast and there is ...

Drive Thru Murder – Colleen Mooney

When Brandy pulls into the drive-thru, she expects to order a box of CLUCK IT! CHICKEN BY THE BUCKET, not hear gunshots and see someone in high heels and a black leather miniskirt climbing out of the pick-up window dragging a body. Her boyfriend, New Orleans Detective Dante Deedler, is on this case and hers as bodies keep turning up and she knows about them before he does. Her neighbor–a palm reader who is also a phone sex operator–has visions of Brandy’s future and past ...