Monthly Archives: January 2020

Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse Book 1) – James S. A. Corey

The first book in the revolutionary New York Times bestselling Expanse series, a modern masterwork of science fiction. Leviathan Wakes introduces Captain James Holden, his crew, and Detective Miller as they unravel a horrifying solar system wide conspiracy that begins with a single missing girl. Now a Prime Original series. Humanity has colonized the solar system – Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond – but the stars are still out of our reach. Jim Holden is XO of an ice miner making runs from the rings of ...

Travel Light, Move Fast – Alexandra Fuller

From bestselling author Alexandra Fuller, the utterly original story of her father, Tim Fuller, and a deeply felt tribute to a life well lived Six months before he died in Budapest, Tim Fuller turned to his daughter: “Let me tell you the secret to life right now, in case I suddenly give up the ghost.” Then he lit his pipe and stroked his dog Harry’s head. Harry put his paw on Dad’s lap and they sat there, the two of them, one man and his ...

Trust Exercise – Susan Choi

WINNER OF THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION “Electrifying” (People) • “Masterly” (The Guardian) • “Dramatic and memorable” (The New Yorker) • “Magic” (TIME) • “Ingenious” (The Financial Times) • “A gonzo literary performance” (Entertainment Weekly) • “Rare and splendid” (The Boston Globe) • “Remarkable” (USA Today) • “Delicious” (The New York Times) • “Book groups, meet your next selection” (NPR) In an American suburb in the early 1980s, students at a highly competitive performing arts high school struggle and thrive in a rarified bubble, ambitiously pursuing music, movement, Shakespeare, and, particularly, their acting classes. When within this striving “Brotherhood of the ...

Worship the Night – Mary Vigliante Szydlowski

Her mother’s death freed Lea from a lifetime of sexual repression. Alone in a remote mountain cabin, Lea succumbs to erotic fantasies and becomes the helpless prey of a phantom lover from the depths of Hell. To transform the demon into the flesh-and-blood lover she craves, Lea must kill! She offers him the blood of her victims, but only the ultimate sacrifice will satisfy his needs.

Dark Realm – Mary Vigliante Szydlowski

Satan has given the people a savior. A Messiah! While he rules the netherworld, his daughter, Ara, oversees his worldly realm. She’s the keeper of the faith. Her frenzied followers worship her with the same zeal they do the King of Demons. Her concert tours and sermons overflow with true believers, willing to burn themselves alive to show their devotion. The clergy and aristocracy loathe her. They think she’s a fanatic who riles up slaves and lowborns with her foolish talk of salvation. Her ideas ...

The Paradox of Generosity – Christian Smith

Determining why, when, and to whom people feel compelled to be generous affords invaluable insight into positive and problematic ways of life. Organ donation, volunteering, and the funding of charities can all be illuminated by sociological and psychological perspectives on how American adults conceive of and demonstrate generosity. Focusing not only on financial giving but on the many diverse forms generosity can take, Christian Smith and Hilary Davidson show the deep impact-usually good, sometimes destructive-that giving has on individuals. The Paradox of Generosity is the first ...