Monthly Archives: September 2022

The Ballad of Never After – Stephanie Garber

Stephanie Garber’s The Ballad of Never After is the fiercely-anticipated sequel to the Once Upon a Broken Heart, starring Evangeline Fox and the Prince of Hearts on a new journey of magic, mystery, and heartbreak. Not every love is meant to be. After Jacks, the Prince of Hearts, betrays her, Evangeline Fox swears she’ll never trust him again. Now that she’s discovered her own magic, Evangeline believes she can use it to restore the chance at happily ever after that Jacks stole away. But when a new terrifying ...

Nation of Victims: Identity Politics, the Death of Merit, and the Path Back to Excellence – Vivek Ramaswamy

The New York Times bestselling author of Woke Inc. makes the case that the essence of true American identity is to pursue excellence unapologetically and reject victimhood culture. Hardship is now equated with victimhood. Outward displays of vulnerability in defeat are celebrated over winning unabashedly. The pursuit of excellence and exceptionalism are at the heart of American identity, and the disappearance of these ideals in our country leaves a deep moral and cultural vacuum in its wake. But the solution isn’t to simply complain about it. It’s to revive ...

The Divider: Trump in the White House, 2017-2021 – Peter Baker, Susan Glasser

“The most comprehensive and detailed account of the Trump presidency yet published.”—The Washington Post. “A sumptuous feast of astonishing tales…The more one reads, the more one wishes to read.”—NPR.com. The inside story of the four years when Donald Trump went to war with Washington, from the chaotic beginning to the violent finale, told by revered journalists Peter Baker of The New York Times and Susan Glasser of The New Yorker—an ambitious and lasting history of the full Trump presidency that also contains dozens of exclusive scoops and stories ...

Lessons – Ian McEwan

From the best-selling author of Atonement and Saturday comes the epic and intimate story of one man’s life across generations and historical upheavals. From the Suez Crisis to the Cuban Missile Crisis, the fall of the Berlin Wall to the current pandemic, Roland Baines sometimes rides with the tide of history, but more often struggles against it. When the world is still counting the cost of the Second World War and the Iron Curtain has closed, eleven-year-old Roland Baines’s life is turned upside down. Two thousand miles from his ...

Profiles in Ignorance: How America’s Politicians Got Dumb and Dumber – Andy Borowitz

Named One of 7 Best Nonfiction Books of the Fall by Kirkus Reviews Andy Borowitz, “one of the funniest people in America” (CBS Sunday Morning), brilliantly examines the intellectual deterioration of American politics, from Ronald Reagan to Dan Quayle, from George W. Bush to Sarah Palin, to its apotheosis in Donald J. Trump. The winner of the first-ever National Press Club award for humor, Andy Borowitz has been called a “Swiftian satirist” (The Wall Street Journal) and “one of the country’s finest satirists” (The New York Times). ...

The Marriage Portrait – Maggie O’Farrell

The author of Hamnet—New York Times best seller and National Book Critics Circle Award winner—brings the world of Renaissance Italy to jewel-bright life in this unforgettable fictional portrait of the captivating young duchess Lucrezia de’ Medici as she makes her way in a troubled court. “O’Farrell pulls out little threads of historical detail to weave this story of a precocious girl sensitive to the contradictions of her station … You may know the history, and you may think you know what’s coming, but don’t be so sure.“ —The ...

The Mosquito Bowl: A Game of Life and Death in World War II – Buzz Bissinger

“Buzz Bissinger’s Friday Night Lights is an American classic. With The Mosquito Bowl, he is back with a true story even more colorful and profound. This book too is destined to become a classic. I devoured it.” — John Grisham An extraordinary, untold story of the Second World War in the vein of Unbroken and The Boys in the Boat, from the author of Friday Night Lights and Three Nights in August. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, college football was at the height of its popularity.  As the nation geared up for total war, one branch of ...

The Teaching – T.O. Paine

They had her life planned, but when a mysterious girl goes missing, the search just might end her life. Raine Harkins believes everything the Teaching tells her—forgiveness is freedom, there are no dead, and there is no dying. She has lived her entire life in the Haven, a small religious community buried in the hills of northern Nevada, and it’s been a good life. But when she discovers a frightened teenage girl hiding in the forest, everything changes. Raine offers to help the girl, but ...

Nothing More to Tell – Karen M. McManus

From the critically acclaimed author of One of Us Is Lying comes a new page-turning mystery. Be sure to keep your friends close . . . and your secrets closer. Four years ago, Brynn left Saint Ambrose School following the shocking murder of her favorite teacher—a story that made headlines after the teacher’s body was found by three Saint Ambrose students in the woods behind their school. The case was never solved. Now that Brynn is moving home and starting her dream internship at a true-crime show, she’s ...

Holding the Line: Inside the Nation’s Preeminent US Attorney’s Office and Its Battle with the Trump Justice Department – Geoffrey Berman

“Throughout my tenure as US attorney, Trump’s Justice Department kept demanding that I use my office to aid them politically, and I kept declining – in ways just tactful enough to keep me from being fired. I walked this tightrope for two and a half years. Eventually, the rope snapped.” – from Holding the Line. “A cautionary tale about how political forces can undermine the quest for justice.” – Barbara McQuade, The Washington Post. The gripping and explosive memoir of serving as US Attorney for the ...

Wake Up! Melatonin is For More Than Just Sleep: The answer to aging, immune health, cancer, and much more! – Terry Lemerond

Wake Up! Melatonin is for More Than Just Sleep! The answer to aging, immune health, cancer, and much more! Wake up to groundbreaking news! There’s far more to melatonin than simply being a sleep aid. Called the “miracle molecule”, this master mediator of all hormones provides a much bigger story for your good health. Melatonin can: • Knock out a wide range of viruses • Improve immune function, especially in the elderly • Lower cholesterol • Improve blood sugar control • Normalize blood pressure • ...

The Rise of the New Puritans: Fighting Back Against Progressives’ War on Fun – Noah Rothman

“Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.” – H.L. Mencken. The Left used to be the party of the hippies and the free spirits. Now it’s home to woke scolds and humorless idealogues. The New Puritans can judge a person’s moral character by their clothes, Netflix queue, fast food favorites, the sports they watch, and the company they keep. No choice is neutral, no sphere is private. Not since the Puritans has a political movement wanted so much power over your thoughts, ...

Deadhead and Buried (English Cottage Garden Mysteries – Book 1) – H.Y. Hanna

City girl Poppy desperately wants to pay off her debts, quit her dead-end job, find her father… oh, and keep a plant alive. But she knows that these are just hopeless dreams–until the day a letter arrives. Suddenly, Poppy is on a train heading deep into the English countryside to claim a mysterious inheritance. And the last thing she expects to receive is a cottage garden nursery–complete with romantic climbing roses, fragrant herbs, a ginger cat with serious attitude… and a dead body. Now she ...

Killers of a Certain Age – Deanna Raybourn

“This Golden Girls meets James Bond thriller is a journey you want to be part of.” -Buzzfeed Older women often feel invisible, but sometimes that’s their secret weapon. They’ve spent their lives as the deadliest assassins in a clandestine international organization, but now that they’re sixty years old, four women friends can’t just retire – it’s kill or be killed in this action-packed thriller by New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-nominated author Deanna Raybourn. Billie, Mary Alice, Helen, and Natalie have worked for the Museum, an elite network of assassins, ...