The Clockmaker’s Daughter – Kate Morton

A rich, spellbinding new novel from the author of The Lake House–the story of a love affair and a mysterious murder that cast their shadows across generations, set in England from the 1860s until the present day. My real name, no one remembers. The truth about that summer, no one else knows. In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor on the banks of the Upper Thames. Their plan: to spend 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 ...

LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media – P. W. Singer & Emerson T. Brooking

Two defense experts explore the collision of war, politics, and social media, where the most important battles are now only a click away. Through the weaponization of social media, the internet is changing war and politics, just as war and politics are changing the internet. Terrorists livestream their attacks, “Twitter wars” produce real‑world casualties, and viral misinformation alters not just the result of battles, but the very fate of nations. The result is that war, tech, and politics have blurred into a new kind of battlespace ...

No Direction Home – Diane Winger

Love knows no borders. In this timely and skillfully-crafted story, the immigrant family of thirteen-year-old Emma Cabezas is ripped apart. Her older brother faces deportation after attempting to renew his DACA status and her parents are dragged away in handcuffs by immigration officers. Family friend Sandi Moreno takes her in, but Emma soon witnesses the abusive truth about Sandi’s husband and teenage sons. Desperate and afraid, she makes a rash decision to attempt to reunite with her deported loved ones in Honduras. Her dangerous journey ...

Hippie – Paulo Coelho

If you want to learn about yourself, start by exploring the world around you. Drawing on the rich experience of his own life, best-selling author Paulo Coelho takes us back in time to relive the dreams of a generation that longed for peace and dared to challenge the established social order. In Hippie, he tells the story of Paulo, a young, skinny Brazilian man with a goatee and long, flowing hair, who wants to become a writer and sets off on a journey in search of a ...

Outrageous: The Legend of Zesty Sundrops – William Mark

It’s 1941, and leaving behind cruel and hard times in East Texas, Zesty Sundrops, a nineteen-year-old Cherokee cowboy, working as a low paid mob gunman, patriotically enlists in WWII. Cast by his Captain who hates him into the role of a suicidal Cavalry Scout, Zesty stays alive, carrying out incredibly successful missions, earning awe and respect from his superiors and fellow soldiers. Ernest Hemingway was so impressed, he wrote a book about Zesty’s exploits: starting with him as a teenager tracking down the butchers of ...

Idea Man: A Memoir by the Cofounder of Microsoft – Paul Allen

By his early thirties, Paul Allen was a world-famous billionaire-and that was just the beginning.  In 2007 and 2008, Time named Paul Allen, the cofounder of Microsoft, one of the hundred most influential people in the world. Since he made his fortune, his impact has been felt in science, technology, business, medicine, sports, music, and philanthropy. His passion, curiosity, and intellectual rigor-combined with the resources to launch and support new initiatives-have literally changed the world. In 2009 Allen discovered that he had lymphoma, lending urgency to his ...

Wolf of the Tesseract (Wolves of the Tesseract Book 1) – Christopher D Schmitz

Guardian Zabe determines to rescue Princess Bithia, whose blood holds the key to safeguarding—or destroying—the multiverse. Elsewhere, archaeologist’s daughter Claire Jones is due to wed a handsome movie star. But when an old schoolmate reappears, Claire’s certainty about the future begins to fracture. While investigating a series of strange murders in her neighborhood, college student Claire Jones is kidnapped by a ferocious creature who claims he’s rescuing her from the clutches of an evil sorcerer. But she can’t run forever and if Claire and her ...