The Wren in the Holly Library – K.A. Linde

Can you love the dark when you know what it hides? Some things aren’t supposed to exist outside of our imagination. Thirteen years ago, monsters emerged from the shadows and plunged Kierse’s world into a cataclysmic war of near-total destruction. The New York City she knew so well collapsed practically overnight. In the wake of that carnage, the Monster Treaty was created. A truce…of sorts. But tonight, Kierse—a gifted and fearless thief—will break that treaty. She’ll enter the Holly Library…not knowing it’s the home of ...

Lifetimes & Life’s Lines – Kevin Heaton

In the dance of words, a good poetry collection should invite us to age more joyfully. Its yellowing pages & timeless verses should give rise to a celebration of life’s journey. Each time we reread that work, we will find ourselves feeling more & more a part of it until, at some whimsical point, we will wish to never leave it. Kevin Heaton writes with a passion found in youthful pursuits, but with the tenured voice of a well tempered poet. Each reading of his ...

Heavenbreaker – Sara Wolf

“Brilliantly done… Synali could be the next Katniss Everdeen.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review. “[A] breathtaking epic… This astonishes.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review. “Heavenbreaker is a singular and never-seen-before story that’s addictive, deeply emotional and powerful. Ten out of ten.” —The Nerd Daily. Bravery isn’t what you do. It’s what you endure. The duke of the powerful House Hauteclare is the first to die. With my dagger in his back. He didn’t see it coming. Didn’t anticipate the bastard daughter who was supposed to die with her mother—on ...

The Secret History of Bigfoot: Field Notes on a North American Monster – John O’Connor

“A winning portrait of America at its weirdest.” — Publishers Weekly STARRED Review. From the shrouded forests of the Pacific Northwest to off-the-wall cryptozoological conventions, one man searches high and low for the answer to the question: real or not, why do we want to believe? Bigfoot is an instantly recognizable figure. Through the decades, this elusive primate has been featured in movies and books, on coffee mugs, beer koozies, car polish, and CBD oil. Which begs the question: what is it about Bigfoot that’s ...

The Comfort of Ghosts – Jacqueline Winspear

A milestone in historical mystery fiction as Maisie Dobbs takes her final bow! The Comfort of Ghosts completes Jacqueline Winspear’s ground-breaking and internationally bestselling series. “An outstanding historical series.”—The New York Times “Winspear is a brilliant writer, mixing the history and the mystery with the psychology of criminals and victims.”—The Historical Novel Society. Psychologist and investigator Maisie Dobbs unravels a profound mystery from her past in a war-torn nation grappling with its future. London, 1945: Four adolescent orphans with a dark wartime history are squatting in ...

Where’s Chuckawalla Bill’s Cabin? – Kevin R. Heaton

Few adventurers have ever gone missing in the Joshua Tree National Park Wilderness Area, & lived to tell us their story. “Chuckawalla Bill’s Cabin?” is not only a true adventure chock-full of the beauty & wonder of nature – it’s a thrilling journey into the depths of the human spirit, & a tribute to the persistent faith of caring people.

Life’s Too Short – Darius Rucker

“Darius has always been one of my favorite people to sing with and to call a friend in this industry and yet even knowing him well for as long as I have, there are so many incredible stories in Life’s Too Short that I enjoyed learning for the first time.”—Sheryl Crow. A raw, heartfelt memoir from Darius Rucker, the Grammy Award– winning country music sensation and multiplatinum-selling lead singer of Hootie & The Blowfish. In 1986 Darius Rucker cofounded Hootie & The Blowfish at the University of ...

A Walk in the Park: The True Story of a Spectacular Misadventure in the Grand Canyon – Kevin Fedarko

Two friends, zero preparation, one dream. From the author of the beloved bestseller The Emerald Mile, a rollicking and poignant account of an epic 750-mile odyssey, on foot, through the heart of America’s most magnificent national park and the grandest wilderness on earth. A few years after quitting his job to follow an ill-advised dream of becoming a guide on the Colorado River, Kevin Fedarko was approached by his best friend, the National Geographic photographer Pete McBride, with a vision as bold as it was harebrained. Together, they ...

Eruption – Michael Crichton, James Patterson

The biggest thriller of the year: A history-making eruption is about to destroy the Big Island of Hawaii. But a secret held for decades by the US military is far more terrifying than any volcano. “The book is a classic summer beach read…Eruption will revive the art of speed-reading…told with a singular voice that is a compelling amalgam of the two writers.”—USA Today “Takes readers on a thrilling journey.” —BBC “Beachbag-ready.” —Boston Globe “A seismic publishing event…all the elements of a summer blockbuster…it’s a thrill and the ...

First Frost – Craig Johnson

The past and future collide in this gripping new addition to the beloved New York Times bestselling Longmire series. It’s the summer of 1964, and recent college graduates Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear read the writing on the wall and enlist to serve in the Vietnam War. As they catch a few final waves in California before reporting for duty, a sudden storm assaults the shores and capsizes a nearby cargo boat. Walt and Henry jump to action, but it’s soon revealed by the police who ...

Southern Man – Greg Iles

“Greg Iles is one of America’s great storytellers.” –Stephen King, #1 New York Times bestselling author. “A first-rate political thriller.”–John Grisham, #1 New York Times bestselling author. The hugely anticipated new Penn Cage novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Natchez Burning trilogy and Cemetery Road, about a man—and a town—rocked by anarchy and tragedy, but unbowed in the fight to save those they love Fifteen years after the events of the Natchez Burning trilogy, Penn Cage is alone. Nearly all his loved ones are dead, his old allies gone, and he ...

Birds Aren’t Real – Peter McIndoe, Connor Gaydos

The true story of the greatest conspiracy in US history—and how to fight back. Have you ever seen a baby pigeon? You haven’t, have you? No one has, not in many, many years. They used to be everywhere. You couldn’t walk out of your front door in New York City in the 1930s without seeing dozens of those little guys scurrying around. Today, there are millions of grown up pigeons in New York, but not a baby pigeon to be seen. That’s because they come ...

Camino Ghosts – John Grisham

#1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham takes you back to Camino Island where bookseller Bruce Cable and novelist Mercer Mann always manage to find trouble in paradise. In this new thriller on Camino Island, popular bookseller Bruce Cable tells Mercer Mann an irresistible tale that might be her next novel. A giant resort developer is using its political muscle and deep pockets to claim ownership of a deserted island between Florida and Georgia. Only the last living inhabitant of the island, Lovely Jackson, stands in ...

You Are Here – David Nicholls

A Good Housekeeping “Book We’re Most Looking Forward To” * An Independent Today “Best Fiction Books to Read” * A GQ Magazine (UK) “Best Book of 2024” * A Harper’s Bazaar (UK) “Best Novels to Read” * A Daily Record “Best Novel”. “Nicholls is rightfully attached to his central couple and their baggage of cherished neuroses, until he accepts that he has to decide on a happy ending or something more bittersweet, and how to earn either. He succeeds beautifully. Nicholls’s dialogue is flawless (he’s also an experienced screenwriter) and even his descriptions of bogs and muck ...