All of This Is True – Lygia Day Penaflor

“Devious, delicious, and gasp-worthy.” (Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces) In this genre-defying page-turner from Lygia Day Peñaflor, four teens befriend their favorite YA novelist, only to find their deepest, darkest secrets in the pages of her next book—with devastating consequences. Miri Tan loved the book Undertow like it was a living being. So when she and her friends went to a book signing to hear the author, Fatima Ro, they concocted a plan to get close to her. Soleil Johnston wanted to be a writer herself ...

Honor Among Outcasts (DarkHorse Trilogy, Book 2) – Ed Protzel

An abolitionist from Mississippi forms a colored Union army regiment with a dozen runaway slaves in guerrilla-infested Missouri, only to find himself accused of spying for the Confederacy. After a harrowing escape from Mississippi, abolitionist Durksen Hurst, his fiancée Antoinette DuVallier, and their friends — a group of undocumented slaves — land in guerrilla-infested Civil War Missouri, the most savage whirlwind of destruction, cruelty, and death in American history. Trapped in a terrifying cycle of murder and revenge, scarred by Quantrill’s cold-blooded Lawrence massacre and ...

Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy – Tressie McMillan Cottom

“The best book yet on the complex lives and choices of for-profit students.” —The New York Times Book Review  More than two million students are enrolled in for-profit colleges, from the small family-run operations to the behemoths brandished on billboards, subway ads, and late-night commercials. These schools have been around just as long as their bucolic not-for-profit counterparts, yet shockingly little is known about why they have expanded so rapidly in recent years—during the so-called Wall Street era of for-profit colleges. In Lower Ed Tressie McMillan Cottom—a ...

Ballardvale Blues – Rachel Veznaian

Coming of age doesn’t always happen in your teens. For Addie, Kate, Sam, Jessica, and Danny, college has ended and the future is coming whether they’re ready or not. While Addie stands still watching all those around surge blindly toward what they believe to be the right path, thoughts from her four friends creep into her mind and replace her feelings of complacence with doubt. Friendships intertwined in a messy web splinter and slowly break as the warring belief systems of those in their early ...

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A NETFLIX FILM • A remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German Occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name. “Treat yourself to this book, please—I can’t recommend it highly enough.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love “I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer ...

Schrödinger’s Dog – Allan Brewer

“Well written, great characters, terrific story, it all seems so plausible, sort of, maybe.” – Amazon review “A love affair between two of the protagonists leaves one of them in distress, and I found myself really feeling his tears at his loss. That means that the writing was first class.” – Amazon review A convoluted, but down-to-earth sci-fi story set in the fringes of the present-day UK GCHQ. A spell at GCHQ sounded like a refreshing change for academic historian George. But his life is ...

Malice Intent: Is Love Worth Dying For? – Alba Castillo

Alba Castillo has always been gutsy. A proclaimed rebel, she flees her small village in Spain for adventure and new life in the States. But what she meets instead is the devil himself. After several failed relationships, the charming and charismatic Peter seems like a gift from Heaven. Until he isn’t. Cruel, controlling, and malicious, Peter will stop at nothing to win, even if it means destroying Alba, and her children, in the process. Left with nothing but her spirit, Alba faces the fight of ...

Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin – David Ritz

The definitive biography of the Queen of Soul from acclaimed music writer David Ritz. Aretha Franklin began life as the golden daughter of a progressive and promiscuous Baptist preacher. Raised without her mother, she was a gospel prodigy who gave birth to two sons in her teens and left them and her native Detroit for New York, where she struggled to find her true voice. It was not until 1967, when a white Jewish producer insisted she return to her gospel-soul roots, that fame and ...