The LEGO Story: How a Little Toy Sparked the World’s Imagination – Jens Andersen

“Absolutely essential reading for every LEGO fan.” —Blocks The definitive history of LEGO, based on unprecedented access to the company’s archives and rare interviews with the founding family that still owns the company “This book tells the story of how my family built the LEGO brand.” —Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, former President/CEO of the LEGO Group and 3rd generation owner It’s estimated that each year between eighty and ninety million children around the globe are given a box of LEGO, while up to ten million adults buy sets for ...

Signal Fires – Dani Shapiro

NATIONAL BEST SELLER • A “gripping” new novel (People) from the best-selling author of Inheritance • “A haunting, moving, and propulsive exploration of family secrets.” —Meg Wolitzer, best-selling author of The Interestings • On a summer night in 1985, three teenagers have been drinking. One of them gets behind the wheel of a car, and, in an instant, everything changes. A TIME Must-Read Book of the Year • A Washington Post Notable Work of Fiction • A Real Simple Best Book of the Year. Signal Fires opens on a summer night in 1985. Three teenagers ...

The Philosophy of Modern Song – Bob Dylan

The Philosophy of Modern Song is Bob Dylan’s first book of new writing since 2004’s Chronicles: Volume One—and since winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016. Dylan, who began working on the book in 2010, offers his extraordinary insight into the nature of popular music. He writes over sixty essays focusing on songs by other artists, spanning from Stephen Foster to Elvis Costello, and in between ranging from Hank Williams to Nina Simone. He analyzes what he calls the trap of easy rhymes, breaks down how ...

Of Boys and Men: Why the Modern Male Is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What to Do about It – Richard Reeves

A positive vision for masculinity in a more equal world. Boys and men are struggling. Profound economic and social changes of recent decades have many losing ground in the classroom, the workplace, and in the family. While the lives of women have changed, the lives of many men have remained the same or even worsened. Our attitudes, our institutions, and our laws have failed to keep up. Conservative and progressive politicians, mired in their own ideological warfare, fail to provide thoughtful solutions. The father of ...

The Undeserving Future – J.W. Botsford

It is 2050, and what is left of humanity has emerged from an apocalyptic event of biblical proportions. Welcome to the future. Immerse yourself in a world where Neo-Mandarin is the universal language, where robotic animals eat table scraps off of the floor, and everything is measured according to “ecological and sustainability impact,” or ESI. You’ll release a sigh of satisfaction as “draggers” are forced to live out their existence online, unable to live off the hard work of others and unwilling to put in ...

Desert Star – Michael Connelly

LAPD detective Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch team up to hunt the brutal killer who is Bosch’s “white whale”—a man responsible for the murder of an entire family. A year has passed since LAPD detective Renée Ballard quit the force in the face of misogyny, demoralization, and endless red tape. But after the chief of police himself tells her she can write her own ticket within the department, Ballard takes back her badge, leaving “the Late Show” to rebuild and lead the cold case unit ...

The Excursion – T.O. Paine

ESCAPE WAS NEVER AN OPTION Charly Highsmith is a survivor. Abandoned by her parents, she spent her teens looking after her autistic brother on the bitter streets of Denver, Colorado, with nothing but a jacket and a backpack. But things are better now. Charly and Jacob live in a two-bedroom apartment near a mall, and with the passing of their long-lost father, they’ve inherited a cabin high in the Rocky Mountains. Charly’s eager to go there. Relive the good times she had as a child, ...

The Luminaries – Susan Dennard

From Susan Dennard, the New York Times bestselling author of the Witchlands series, comes a haunting and high-octane contemporary fantasy, about the magic it takes to face your fears in a nightmare-filled forest, and the mettle required to face the secrets hiding in the dark corners of your own family. An Instant New York Times Bestseller. A Barnes & Noble YA Book Club Pick. An Indigo Best Teen Book of 2022. A Junior Library Guild Pick. An Indie Next Pick. A Goodreads Most Anticipated YA Book. Hemlock ...

Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing – Matthew Perry

The BELOVED STAR OF FRIENDS takes us behind the scenes of the hit sitcom and his struggles with addiction in this “CANDID, DARKLY FUNNY…POIGNANT” memoir (The New York Times) A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK by Time, Associated Press, Goodreads, USA Today, and more! “Hi, my name is Matthew, although you may know me by another name. My friends call me Matty. And I should be dead.” So begins the riveting story of acclaimed actor Matthew Perry, taking us along on his journey from childhood ambition to fame to ...

Racing the Light – Robert Crais

On Reader’s Digest‘s list of “30 new books we can’t wait to read in 2022” Private investigator Elvis Cole and his enigmatic partner Joe Pike are back on the case in this brilliant new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Robert Crais. Adele Schumacher isn’t a typical worried mom. When she hires Elvis to find her missing son, a controversial podcaster named Josh Shoe, she brings a bag filled with cash, bizarre tales of government conspiracies, and a squad of professional bodyguards. Finding Josh should be ...

Hotter than Helen – Susan Wingate

Book two of the Bobby’s Diner mystery series. When Georgette’s old friend, Helen comes back to Sunnydale, the town begins to sizzle. Is Helen attracted to Hawthorne Biggs, Georgette’s new beau or, is Georgette just imagining things? But when Helen goes missing, all seems lost. Will they ever find Helen? Does Hawthorne truly have Georgette’s best interests at heart? HOTTER THAN HELEN is a psychological women’s suspense that reads like the sharp edge of a dagger.

The Cloisters – Katy Hays

A Today Show #ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick “For fans of The Talented Mr. Ripley and The Secret History…The perfect mystery for fall.” —Jenna Bush Hager, Today In this “sinister, jaw-dropping” (Sarah Penner, author of The Lost Apothecary) debut novel, a circle of researchers uncover a mysterious deck of tarot cards and shocking secrets in New York’s famed Met Cloisters. When Ann Stilwell arrives in New York City, she expects to spend her summer working as a curatorial associate at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Instead, she finds herself assigned to The Cloisters, a ...

Going Rogue: Rise and Shine Twenty-Nine – Janet Evanovich

Stephanie Plum breaks the rules, flirts with disaster, and shows who’s boss in this “fast and fun” (Publishers Weekly) thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich. Monday mornings aren’t supposed to be fun, but they should be predictable. However, on this particular Monday, Stephanie Plum knows that something is amiss when she turns up for work at Vinnie’s Bail Bonds to find that longtime office manager Connie Rosolli, who is as reliable as the tides in Atlantic City, hasn’t shown up. Stephanie’s worst fears ...

The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams – Stacy Schiff

A revelatory biography from a Pulitzer Prize-winner about the most essential Founding Father— the one who stood behind the change in thinking that produced the American Revolution. “A glorious book that is as entertaining as it is vitally important.” —Ron Chernow. “A beautifully crafted, invaluable biography…Schiff ingeniously connects the past to our present and future, underscoring the lessons of Adams while reclaiming our nation’s self-evident truths at a moment when we seemed to have forgotten them.” —Oprah Daily. Thomas Jefferson asserted that if there was ...