Holes Sachar, Louis, 1954-
As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
Everything changes Hale, Samantha (Children's fiction writer), author.
"Seventeen-year-old Raven Walker has never had a boyfriend. She's never really been interested in boys. But she was always too afraid to examine what that might mean. Until she meets Morgan O'Shea and finds herself inexplicably drawn to her. As their friendship develops, Raven is forced to face the possibility that her interest in Morgan might actually be attraction and that she might be gay. Acknowledging the possibility opens Raven's world to the excitement of her first romance, but it also leaves her struggling to come to terms with her sexuality and the impact it will have on her relationships with her family and friends"--Page  of cover.
What Forest knows Lyon, George Ella, 1949- author.
Follows the changing seasons in a forest as trees and animals are nourished and are dependent on each other.
Princess Patty meets her match Harper, Charise Mericle, author, illustrator.
With no Prince Charming in sight, Princess Patty sets out on a journey to find one for herself.
Safari Hall, Parnell, author.
Reluctantly embarking on a group safari trip to Zambia, Stanley Hastings finds himself at the mercy of a reckless hunter guide who enjoys encounters with dangerous animals before suspicious accidents begin plaguing fellow tourists.
The mistletoe promise Evans, Richard Paul.
Elise Dutton dreads the arrival of another holiday season. Three years earlier, her husband cheated on her with her best friend, resulting in a bitter divorce that left her alone, broken, and distrustful. Then, one November day, a stranger approaches Elise in the mall food court. Though she recognizes the man from her building, Elise has never formally met him. Tired of spending the holidays alone, the man offers her a proposition. For the next eight weeks -- until the evening of December 24 -- he suggests that they pretend to be a couple. He draws up a contract with four rules: 1. No deep, probing personal questions. 2. No drama. 3. No telling anyone the truth about the relationship. 4. The contract is void on Christmas Day. The lonely Elise surprises herself by agreeing to the idea. As the charade progresses, the safety of her fake relationship begins to mend her badly broken heart. But just as she begins to find joy again, her long-held secret threatens to unravel the emerging relationship. But she might not be the only one with secrets.
The laws of murder Finch, Charles (Charles B.)
"It's 1876, and Charles Lenox, once London's leading private investigator, has just given up his seat in Parliament after six years, primed to return to his first love, detection. With high hopes he and three colleagues start a new detective agency, the first of its kind. But as the months pass, and he is the only detective who cannot find work, Lenox begins to question whether he can still play the game as he once did. Then comes a chance to redeem himself, though at a terrible price: a friend, a member of Scotland Yard, is shot near Regent's Park. As Lenox begins to parse the peculiar details of the death - an unlaced boot, a days-old wound, an untraceable luggage ticket - he realizes that the incident may lead him into grave personal danger, beyond which lies a terrible truth. With all the humanity, glamor, and mystery that readers have come to love, the latest Lenox novel is a shining new confirmation of the enduring popularity of Charles Finch's Victorian series"--
The alteration Amis, Kingsley.
"In Kingsley Amis's virtuoso foray into alternate history, it is 1976 but the modern world is a medieval relic, frozen in intellectual and spiritual time ever since Martin Luther was promoted to pope back in the sixteenth century. Stephen the Third, the king of England, has just died, and Mass (Mozart's second requiem) is about to be sung to lay him to rest. In the choir is our hero, Hubert Anvil, an extremely ordinary ten-year-old boy with a faultless voice. In the audience is a select group of experts whose job is to determine whether that faultless voice should be preserved by performing a certain operation. After all, any sacrifice is worth it for the perfection of art. How Hubert realizes what lies in store for him and how he deals with the whirlpool of piety, menace, terror, and passion that he soon finds himself in are the subject of a classic piece of counterfactual fiction to equal Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle. The Alteration won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best science-fiction novel in 1976"--
Blue Avenue Wiley, Michael, 1961- author.
Summoned by his old friend, homicide detective Daniel Turner, to identify the trussed-up, naked body of a woman, found wrapped in cellophane amongst a pile of garbage on Blue Avenue, a down-at-heel area of Jacksonville, Florida, businessman William Byrd or "BB" is in for a shock. He recognises the dead woman as Belinda Mabry, the girl with whom he spent an intense and passionate summer twenty-five years before. What's more, as Daniel informs him, she's the third victim to have met such a hideously gruesome end. Determined to find out what happened to Belinda Mabry and where she'd been for the past twenty-five years, BB must revisit his own troubled past - and discover more than he ever really wanted to know about the woman he once loved. But his investigations are causing serious ripples amongst prominent members of the local community. Has BB found himself on a road of no return?
I've got my duke to keep me warm Bowen, Kelly, author.
"Calm. Cool. Collected. Gisele Whitby has perfected the art of illusion--her survival, after all, has depended upon it. Years ago, to escape an abusive husband, Gisele "disappeared." Now she must risk revealing her new identity to save another innocent girl from the same fate. But she needs a daring man for her scheme, and the rogue in question shows a remarkable talent...for shattering Gisele's carefully constructed facade and igniting her deepest desires. This isn't the first time Jamie Montcrief has awakened naked and confused from a night of drinking. It is, however, the first time a stunningly beautiful woman offers him payment afterward. Gisele has a business proposition for him, a mission involving cunning thievery and a brazen rescue. How can he say no to a plot this dangerous...and a woman this delectable?"-- From back cover.
Cold spell Vanasse, Deb.
With precise and evocative prose, Cold Spell tells the story of a mother who risks everything to start over and a daughter whose longings threaten to undo them both.
Fool's fate Hobb, Robin.
On a mission to the Outislands to destroy the dragon Icefyre, who has been frozen in a glacier for millennia, Prince Dutiful and his Skillmaster FitzChivalry match wits with the Fool, an enemy determined to free the dragon.
The ghost brigades Scalzi, John, 1969-
The members of the Ghost Brigades, made up of perfect soldiers created from the DNA of the dead, band together to protect the future of humanity when three alien races vow to stop humans' expansion into space.
The source of magic Anthony, Piers.
King Trent orders Bink to find out about the source of Xanth's magic.
Feel the heat Meader, Kate.
"Photographer Lili DeLuca spends all her time managing her family's Italian restaurant, instead of following her dream of getting an MFA. When famous British chef Jack Kilroy unexpectedly challenges her father to a cook-off, Lili decides she's tired of playing it safe and vows to seduce the tempting Brit. But once a video of her and Jack kissing goes viral and her luscious (if voluptuous) butt starts trending on Twitter, Lili fears she's cooked up a recipe for disaster. Jack Kilroy's celebrity has left him feeling used and used up. While Lili's oh-so-sexy moans when she tastes his delicious creations turn him on, he's even more aroused by how unimpressed this beautiful, funny woman is with his fame. He knows they could be amazing together, if she could only see past his bitch-fork wielding fan base. Now, as he's about to start a new prime time TV cooking show, can Jack convince Lili to realize her own ambitions--and turn up the heat in his kitchen?"--from cover, p. .
Total control Baldacci, David.
The Aquitaine progression : a novel Ludlum, Robert, 1927-2001, author.
A conspiracy called Aquitaine acts to realize a hegemony over the Free World, and ex-North Vietnamese prisoner Converse faces death as he tries to expose it.
Havana : an Earl Swagger novel Hunter, Stephen, 1946- author.
The shape of water Camilleri, Andrea.
The first English translation of the best-selling international mystery series follows Sicilian detective Inspector Montalbano as he investigates the suspicious death of an engineer who had made a name for himself in a small town.
The vines Rice, Christopher, 1979- author.
After Caitlain Chaisson spills blood on the ground of her Spring House mansion in a failed suicide attempt, dark forces are unleashed which result in the disappearance of her husband, as Nova, the caretaker's daughter, and Caitlin's former friend, Blake, try to uncover the mansion's secrets.
The dream cycle of H.P. Lovecraft : dreams of terror and death Lovecraft, H. P. (Howard Phillips), 1890-1937, author.
This volume collects, for the first time, the entire Dream Cycle created by H.P. Lovecraft, the master of twentieth-century horror.
Obsidian & blood : the collected Acatl novels Bodard, Aliette de.
Acatl, the high priest of the dead, investigates mysterious deaths and disappearances in Tenochtitlan, where gods walk among men, sorcery runs rampant, and thousands of slaves are sacrificed every day.
For love or liberty Taylor, Jennifer Hudson, author.
Grieving over her siste's death, Charlotte Morgan leaves the Carolina coast for the shores of Lake Erie, Ohio, to help care for her niece and nephew. Conrad Deaton is also there to assist his brother after this devastating loss. Soon, Conrad and Charlotte are locked in a battle of wills as the War of 1812 rages around them.
The ladies auxiliary Mirvis, Tova.
The Ladies Auxiliary follows the uneasy movement of Batsheva--a newly widowed convert to the Jewish faith--as she and her five-year-old daughter, Ayala, unwittingly stir up trouble in the community.
All the king's men Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this classic book is generally regarded as the finest novel ever written on American politics. It describes the career of Willie Stark, a back-country lawyer whose idealism is overcome by his lust for power.
Shield of sea and space Hoffman, Erin, 1981-
Starhunter, goddess of chaos, tasks Vidarian Rulorat with finding two of the elemental gods who have gone silent, but the Alorean Import Company is on the same quest and seeks to hoard the missing gods' magic to create a plutocracy.
Vengeful spirit : the battle of Molech McNeill, Graham, 1971- author.
Once the brightest star in the Imperium and always first among his primarch brothers, Horus has dragged the Space marine legions into the bloodiest conflict that the galaxy has ever seen. While their allies wage war on a thousand different fronts, the XVIth Legion descend upon the Knight world of Molech--home to the ruling House Devine, and a principal stronghold of the Imperial Army.
A tightly raveled mind Lawson, Diane.
"Sigmund Freud would have liked a mixed-up dish like Dr. Nora Goodman, a sexy forty-something psychoanalyst with whacko rich patients who can't seem to allow themselves happiness, love or success. She's not exactly a steady customer herself, born to a ranting bipolar Talmud scholar and a mother with a heart as cold as a Chicago slaughterhouse. But now she has two kids and an overbearing psychiatrist husband. She hates him. She hates his Jewish old money world. Nora wants a new life sans husband but what she gets is something terribly different. It starts one Monday morning when her eight o'clock patient blows himself to smithereens. The police think it's an accident. Nora thinks it's murder. Another patient dies mysteriously. Nora hires private investigator Mike Ruiz, a tightly wound ex-cop who couldn't care less for Sigmund. "Oh, Freud," Mike Ruiz says. "Isn't he dead?" Freud is always watching while the unlikely pair struggle to an unexpected end"--
West to Bravo : a Western novel Heisner, Eric H.
"One man finds himself torn between two cultures in this sweeping tale of frontier life in post-Civil War era Texas. In the years following the American War Between the States, the once vacated military presence in west Texas is on the rise to protect the waves of settlers moving into the region. Living peaceably with the Mescalero Apache, half-breed former military scout Holton Lang promotes the tentative harmony between the US cavalry and the Native American population. But when the delicate peace between the two nations is broken, Holton is asked to negotiate a new agreement with the US military at Fort Davis. Angered by Holton and his respected position in the Apache camp, brave Stalking Wolf joins other hostile warriors in bloody warfare against the white settlers and blue-coated military. Leaving behind his Apache wife and the domestic life he was building, Holton journeys back to his former home in white civilization for talks of peace. When the battle becomes personal, Holton is finally forced to confront the chasm that separates the two worlds into which he was born. Written in the style of the traditional John Ford/John Wayne cavalry pictures, West to Bravo evokes an era of classic Western fiction and paints an exciting and touching tale of one man stuck in the middle of a terrible conflict"--
Agatha H. and the voice of the castle Foglio, Phil, author.
In the third installment of the Girl Genius novels, Agatha H. and the Voice of the Castle begins as Agatha Heterodyne returns to her ancestral home, the warped little town of Mechanicsburg. There she must claim her inheritance by convincing the artificial intelligence that animates her family's castle that she is, in fact, the new Heterodyne. But this apparently simple task is made complicated in several ways: An imposter claiming to be the legitimate heir appears. The Empire is convinced that Agatha is the person responsible for the Long War (and to be fair, they are not entirely incorrect). And, worst of all, the Castle itself is insane. From the Hugo Award-winning Girl Genius online comics comes this third book in the Agatha H. trilogy, and just like the first two, Agatha H. and the Voice of the Castle will grab you from the first page and not let go!
Something to remember me by Bosak, Susan V.
The Gabriel hounds Stewart, Mary, 1916-2014.
Obstacles in the path of two cousins wishing to see their reclusive great-aunt in Lebanon make the visit an irresistible challenge as Christy Mansel and her cousin Charles encounter unexpected and dangerous surprises behind the gates of Dar Ibrahim, Lady Harriet's crumbling palace in Lebanon.
The Amber Room : a novel Berry, Steve, 1955-
Forged of the exquisite gem, the Amber Room is one of the greatest treasures ever made by man₆and the subject of one of history₂s most intriguing mysteries. German troops invading the Soviet Union seized the Room in 1941. When the Allies bombed, the Room was hidden, and it has never been seen since. But now, the hunt has begun once more. Atlanta judge Rachel Cutler loves her job and her kids, and remains civil to her ex-husband, Paul. But everything changes when her father dies under mysterious circumstances, leaving behind clues to a secret about something called the Amber Room. Desperate for the truth, Rachel takes off for Germany with Paul close behind. Before long, they₂re in over their heads. Locked into a treacherous game with professional killers, Rachel and Paul find themselves on a collision course with the forces of greed, power, and history itself.
The Romanov prophecy : a novel Berry, Steve, 1955-
After the Russian people vote to bring back the Tsar, to be chosen from the distant relatives of Nicholas II, attorney Miles Lord heads for Moscow to perform a background check on one of the candidates, but his assignment turns unexpectedly dangerous.
The bracelet Love, Dorothy, 1949-
"Foul deeds will rise, though all the earth o'erwhelm them, to men's eyes". Savannah, Georgia -- 1858. Celia Browning dreams of the day when her childhood sweetheart Sutton Mackay comes home to Savannah after two years in Jamaica managing his family's shipping interests. Sutton has all but proposed, and their marriage will unite two of the city's most prominent families. But just as Sutton returns, a newspaper reporter arrives in town, determined to pry into twin tragedies that took place at the Browning mansion on Madison Square when Celia was a child. The unsavory journalist continues to unearth the Browning family's dark past, and Celia begins to receive threatening anonymous notes, along with a bracelet imbued with a chilling message. As the clouds of war gather over Savannah, and her beloved father's health worsens, Celia realizes that her family's past has the power to destroy her future and determines to uncover the truth about what really happened all those years ago. Inspired by actual events in one of Savannah's most prominent 19th-century families, The Bracelet is the story of a young southern woman whose dreams fracture under the weight of her family's tragic past"--Provided by publisher.
The penguin's song Dāwūd, Ḥasan.
A family in exile from their home in old Beirut contends with claustrophobic conditions, recriminations, and unrealizable dreams of return.
A nip of murder Miller, Carol, 1972- author.
"As Daisy McGovern knows all too well, it isn't easy being a young, small town waitress at the local diner. And it becomes even harder just as she's trying to stitch her life back together and salvage her job by converting the diner into a bakery when a mysterious robbery occurs and one of the thieves ends up dead on the bakery floor with a chef's knife in his chest. Forced into a twisted game of cat-and-mouse that takes her from secretive nip joints overflowing with moonshine to weathered Appalachian mountaintops overflowing with history and guns, Daisy must figure out who the dead man is--and why he was in her bakery--before she becomes the next victim. This is the second entry in a charming series filled with eccentric characters, red herrings, and, of course, moonshine!"--
Joy in the morning Smith, Betty, 1896-1972.
The story of a young couple from Brooklyn who marry young, have little money, and face bitter parental opposition, but are determined to make something of their life together. "In Brooklyn, New York, in 1927, Carl Brown and Annie McGairy meet and fall in love. Though only eighteen, Annie travels alone to the Midwestern university where Carl is studying law to marry him. Little did they know how difficult their first year of marriage would be, in a faraway place with little money and few friends. But Carl and Annie come to realize that their greatest sources of strength, loyalty, and love, will help them make it through."--P.  of cover.
Daring to dream Roberts, Nora.
"Margo, Kate and Laura were brought up like sisters amidst the peerless grandeur of Templeton House. But it was Margo whose dreams first took her far away . . . Margo Sullivan had everything a young woman could ask for. But while growing up along the rocky cliffs of Monterey, she couldn't help but dream of bigger things. The daughter of the Templetons' stern Irish housekeeper, Margo had been treated like a member of the family. Deep down, she knew that money could not buy the thing she craved most--her mother's acceptance. Maybe things would be different if she could be sweet like Laura, or had Kate's shrewd head for business. But all Margo knew how to do was be Margo, and that meant doing things her own way--no matter what the consequences . . "--
The mystery of the invisible hand : a Henry Spearman mystery Jevons, Marshall, author.
"Henry Spearman, the balding economics professor with a knack for solving crimes, returns in The Mystery of the Invisible Hand--a clever whodunit of campus intrigue, stolen art, and murder. Having just won the Nobel Prize, Spearman accepts an invitation to lecture at Monte Vista University. He arrives in the wake of a puzzling art heist with plans to teach a course on art and economics--only to be faced with the alleged suicide of womanizing artist-in-residence Tristan Wheeler. When it becomes clear that Wheeler had serious enemies and a murderer is in their midst, Henry Spearman is on the case.Was Wheeler killed by a jilted lover, a cuckolded husband, or a beleaguered assistant? Could there have been a connection between Wheeler's marketability and his death? From the Monte Vista campus in San Antonio to the halls of Sotheby's in New York, Spearman traces the connections between economics and the art world, finding his clues in monopolies and the Coase conjecture, auction theory, and the work of Adam Smith. What are the parallels between a firm's capital and an art museum's collection? What does the market say about art's authenticity versus its availability? And what is the mysterious "death effect" that lies at the heart of the case? Spearman must rely on his savviest economic insights to clear up this artful mystery and pin down a killer"--
The wolf and the lamb Ramsay, Frederick.
It's Passover, and Gamaliel and his physician friend, Loukas, are again solving a crime--reluctantly. Pontius Pilate has been accused of murder, and while many would rejoice at his removal from Judea, Gamaliel is a just man and must discover the truth. In the process, many questions are answered about an event that will later come to be known as Easter.
The kraken king Brook, Meljean, author.
You know who killed me Estleman, Loren D., author.
First a rich young wife is missing, then bodies start showing up. Amos Walker's up to his neck in dames, drugs ... and murder, again Amos Walker doesn't mean to walk into trouble. But sometimes it finds him, regardless.
Top ten clues you're clueless Czukas, Liz, author.
The day before Christmas, money goes missing from a donation box at GoodFoods Market and Chloe and five of her teenage coworkers--held in the break room until the police arrive--try to identify the real thief.
Full throttle Walker, Julie Ann, author.
When the president's daughter, Abby Thompson, is kidnapped, it's up to Carlos "Steady" Soto to rescue the only woman he ever loved--and the only woman who ever broken his heart.
Star wars : death troopers Schreiber, Joe, 1969-
When the Imperial prison barge Purge breaks down in a distant, uninhabited part of space, its only hope appears to lie with a Star Destroyer found drifting, derelict, and seemingly abandoned. But soon after a boarding party returns from a scavenging expedition, a horrific disease breaks out and takes the lives of all but a half-dozen survivors whose only option forces them to return to the Star Destroyer--and the soulless, unstoppable dead waiting aboard its vast emptiness.
The octopus : a story of California Norris, Frank, 1870-1902.
The Pacific and Southern Railroad engages in corrupt legislation to rob the farmers of their savings from the wheat crops. A grim harvest of death and disillusionment, and financial and moral ruin is yielded.
Vicious Shepard, Sara, 1977- author.
In Rosewood, Pennsylvania, reporters are lined up outside the historic courthouse, typing furiously at their iPhones with freshly manicured nails. Because the trial of the century is happening right here in Rosewood: the four pretty little liars have been accused of killing Alison DiLaurentis. Only Aria, Spencer, Hanna, and Emily know that they've been framed. Ali is still out there, laughing as she watches the girls go down for her murder. But when your nickname includes the word "liar," no one believes you're telling the truth... Aria tries to run away from it all but finds that life on the lam is even harder than life as a liar. Spencer gets in touch with someone who can help her disappear. But when a guy from her past reemerges, Spencer no longer knows what she wants. Hanna decides that she'll hear wedding bells chime before she serves time. And in the face of prison, Emily does something truly drastic -- something that will change her friends' lives forever. As the trial goes on and the outcome looks grim, the girls are in their darkest hour yet. But maybe they can finally figure out how to beat Ali at her own game. Because once upon a time, she was just a pretty little liar too.
A most inconvenient marriage Jennings, Regina (Regina Lea)
"Having fled a difficult home life, Civil War nurse Abigail Stuart feels like her only friend in the world is sweet but gravely wounded patient Jeremiah Calhoun. Fearing he won't survive, the Confederate soldier's last wish is that Abigail look after his sickly sister at home. Marry him, return to his horse farm, and it'll be hers. Left with few choices, Abigail takes him up on his offer and moves to Missouri after his death, but just as the family learns to accept her, the real Jeremiah Calhoun appears--puzzled to find a confounding woman posing as his wife. Jeremiah is determined to have his life back to how it was before the war, but his own wounds limit what he can do on his own. Still not fully convinced Abigail isn't duping him, he's left with no choice but to let the woman stay and help--not admitting to himself she may provide the healing his entire family needs."--
For real Cherry, Alison, author.
When shy, intelligent, eighteen-year-old Claire convinces her beautiful, popular sister Miranda to team up and compete against Miranda's cheating ex-boyfriend on a reality television show, Claire's the one to capture a fellow contestant's attention.
The moonlight palace Rosenberg, Liz, author.
Agnes Hussein, descendant of the last sultan of Singapore and the last surviving member of her immediate family, has grown up among her eccentric relatives in the crumbling Kampong Glam palace, a once-opulent relic given to her family in exchange for handing over Singapore to the British. Now Agnes is seventeen and her family has fallen into genteel poverty, surviving on her grandfather's pension and the meager income they receive from a varied cast of boarders. As outside forces conspire to steal the palace out from under them, Agnes struggles to save her family and finds bravery, love, and loyalty in the most unexpected places. The Moonlight Palace is a coming-of-age tale rich with historical detail and unforgettable characters set against the backdrop of dazzling 1920s Singapore.
Now that you're here Nichols, Amy K.
In a parallel universe, the classic bad boy falls for the class science geek.
Afterburn Harrison, Colin, 1960-
The beautiful and the wicked Spector, Liv.
The Boston girl : a novel Diamant, Anita, author.
A story "about family ties and values, friendship and feminism told through the eyes of a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century. Addie Baum is The Boston Girl, born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North End, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, Addie's intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can't imagine--a world of short skirts, movies, celebrity culture, and new opportunities for women. Addie wants to finish high school and dreams of going to college. She wants a career and to find true love. Eighty-five-year-old Addie tells the story of her life to her twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, who has asked her "How did you get to be the woman you are today.""--
A highlander of her own Mayhue, Melissa.
A strange birthmark, talking animals, and a claim against her Texas ranch have Ellie Denton thinking life can't get more complicated. But the birthmark connects her to Faerie ancestors in Scotland, 1304, and to Caden MacAlister, who may be her true love.
Funeral in blue Perry, Anne.
Investigator William Monk and his wife Hester probe the murders of two women in a London artist's studio. The prime suspect in the killings is a Viennese émigré named Dr. Kristian Beck, the husband of one of the victims and Hester's colleague.
Twin of ice Deveraux, Jude. author.
Ruby, Blue and Blanket Hissey, Jane.
Ruby, Blue and Blanket are playing dressing up, but Ruby doesn't know what to be, a cowboy, a witch or a ghost in a sheet? 'I just can't decide!' she cries. Luckily Blanket's idea makes everyone happy, but who will win the glittering prize?
The naked sun Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992.
The Earth will be destroyed by Solaria's robot army if Elijah Baley fails to find the murderer of an eminent scientist.
Aunty Lee's deadly specials Yu, Ovidia, 1961-
"Rosie "Aunty" Lee, the feisty widow, amateur sleuth, and proprietor of Singapore's best-loved home cooking restaurant, is back in another delectable, witty mystery involving scandal and murder among the city's elite. Few know more about what goes on in Singapore than Aunty Lee. When a scandal over illegal organ donation involving prominent citizens makes news, she already has a list of suspects. There's no time to snoop, though--Aunty Lee's Delights is catering a brunch for local socialites Henry and Mabel Sung at their opulent house. Rumor has it that the Sung's fortune is in trouble, and Aunty Lee wonders if the gossip is true. But soon after arriving at the Sung's house, her curiosity turns to suspicion. Why is a storage house she discovers locked? What is the couple arguing about behind closed doors? Where is the guest of honor who never showed up? Then, Mabel Sung and her son Leonard are found dead. The authorities blame it on Aunty Lee's special stewed chicken with buah keluak, a local black nut that can be poisonous if cooked improperly. Aunty Lee has never carelessly prepared a dish. She's certain the deaths are murder--and that they're somehow linked to the organ donor scandal. To save her business and her reputation, she's got to prove it--and unmask a dangerous killer whose next victim may just be Aunty Lee."-- From back cover.
Color song : a daring tale of intrigue and artistic passion in glorious 15th century Venice Strauss, Victoria, author.
Artistically brilliant, Giulia is blessed--or cursed--with a spirit's gift: she can hear the mysterious singing of the colors as she creates them in the convent workshop of Maestra Humilità. It's here that Giulia, forced into the convent against her will, has found unexpected happiness and rekindled her passion to become a painter--an impossible dream for any woman in fifteenth-century Italy. But when a dying Humilità bequeaths Giulia her most prized possession--the secret formula for the luminously beautiful paint called Passion blue--Giulia realizes she's in danger from those who have long coveted the famous color. Faced with the prospect of a life in the convent barred from painting as punishment for keeping Humilità's secret, Giulia is struck by a desperate idea: What if she disguises herself as a boy? Could she make her way to Venice and find work as an artist's apprentice? Along with the truth of who she is, Giulia carries more dangerous secrets: the exquisite voices of her paint colors and the formula for Humilità's Passion blue. And Venice, she discovers, with its gilded palazzos and masked balls, has secrets of its own. Trapped in her false identity in this dream-like place where reality and reflection are easily confused, and where art and ambition, love and deception hover like dense fog, can Giulia find her way?
Sinfully ever after Fresina, Jayne, author.
"When the scandalous Captain "Lucky Luke" Wainwright returns from the dead, most of the villagers of Hawcombe Prior wish he had stayed buried. But he's on a mission to reclaim his birthright and he's not going away again until he has everything he wants--including the luscious little redhead who owes him a kiss. To Rebecca Herringham, all men are open books--read quickly and forgotten. And Lucky Luke is no exception. Just because she foolishly promised him a kiss years ago doesn't mean she's going to fall for his notorious charms. Unlike the flighty heroine in the Book Club Belles Society's latest novel, Sense and Sensibility, Becky's far too practical for love. Which is why the Belles think Becky and Luke are perfect for each other--and turn their meddlesome attentions to matchmaking"--Page  of cover.
The boy with the hidden name Dorset, Skylar.
"Selkie Stewart has just saved her quasi-boyfriend, Ben, from a fairy prison run by the Seelie Court. Along with Ben and the rest of their ragtag group of allies, Selkie is ready to embrace her destiny and bring the Court down. Until she hears the rest of her prophecy: Benedict le Fay will betray you, and then he will die"--
A change in altitude Myers, Cindi, author.
"Big changes are afoot in the warm-hearted small town of Eureka, Colorado..."--
Mass Effect : ascension Karpyshyn, Drew.
In a fictional prequel to the award-winning video game, it is the year 2183, and a mysterious race of machines returns to the galaxy with the intent of harvesting all organic life.
The immortal highlander Moning, Karen Marie.
Fae Adam Black was made mortal by the queen of the Seelie Court when he meddled in the affairs of humans once too often. Now he is arguing for a revocation of the curse with lawyer Gabrielle O'Callaghan to plead his case.
Herb of grace : a healing grace novel Senft, Adina.
"Amish widow Sarah Yoder has been struggling to raise her two teenaged sons and provide a home where family and members of her Old Order Amish church can find fellowship and friendship. Though she is close to her in-laws, lately it feels like her relationship with her boys is splintering. Her stepson Simon wants to move out west with his cousins to find work. And her youngest, Caleb, is spending far too much time over at the tumbledown home of a man who left the church long ago. Henry Byler only returned recently to Willow Creek when he inherited the family farm--under protest--and now seems caught in a struggle between the faith of his childhood and the world he's come to know. Ruth Lehman, the local Dokterfraa, believes Sarah should use her gift for growing plants to become an herbal healer, too. Sarah is reluctant, however, uncertain if caring for others will take her away from her family--the place where she believes God wants her. But when she feels called to help members of her community, she soon discovers that the heart can be scarred as deeply as the body. As she compiles her herbs, she waits for God to do his healing work in a man who rues a harsh decision, in a lonely prodigal who has lost everything, and maybe even in a herbalist-in-training who firmly believes she will never love again."--
Dancer from the dance Holleran, Andrew.
From the Publisher: One of the most important works of gay literature, this haunting, brilliant novel is a seriocomic remembrance of things past-and still poignantly present. It depicts the adventures of Malone, a beautiful young man searching for love amid New York's emerging gay scene. From Manhattan's Everard Baths and after-hours discos to Fire Island's deserted parks and lavish orgies, Malone looks high and low for meaningful companionship. The person he finds is Sutherland, a campy quintessential queen-and one of the most memorable literary creations of contemporary fiction. Hilarious, witty, and ultimately heartbreaking, Dancer from the Dance is truthful, provocative, outrageous fiction told in a voice as close to laughter as to tears.
Always with you Hurst, Andrea.
1977 is a glorious time to be alive in the beautiful wine country of Northern California, and Cathy has everything she thought she wanted-- from a thriving health food cafe to loyal friends. Since the devastating failure of her short-lived marriage, Cathy has buried herself in her work and kept men at arm's length. But when an old high school friend, Pam, brings her family for a short stay, Cathy's stone walls begin to crumble when she meets Jamie. Jamie, whose compassion and warmth slowly break down her defenses. Jamie, whose devotion to his four-year-old daughter melts Cathy's heart and makes her desperate for a family of her own. Jamie....who is married to Pam. A profound love that transcends time and place is impossible to resist. But is love more important than friendship? Are loyalty and fidelity an anchor or a chain? In the end, it's all about choices --tough ones that can break hearts. Now Cathy must make the most difficult choice of her life.
What God has for me Simmons, Pat.
The sea-hawk Sabatini, Rafael, 1875-1950.
The fear sign Allingham, Margery, 1904-1966.
Albert Campion becomes involved in the search for some priceless family heirlooms and the investigation of an unexpected murder.
Hard to come by Kaye, Laura, author.
Derek DiMarzio would do anything for the members of his disgraced Special Forces team--sacrifice his body, help a former teammate with a covert operation to restore their honor, and even go behind enemy lines. He just never expected to want the beautiful woman he found there.
Vampire in paradise : a Deadly angels book Hill, Sandra (Fiction writer)
It's been centuries since the Norseman Sigurd Sigurdsson was turned into a Vangel-a Viking Vampire Angel-as punishment for his sin of envy, but he's still getting the hang of having fangs that get in the way when seducing women. Slaying demon vampires known as Lucipires and using his healing gifts as a cancer research doctor, Sigurd is sent to Florida's Grand Keys Island as a resident physician...where he encounters a sinfully beautiful woman.
Never judge a lady by her cover MacLean, Sarah.
By day, she is Lady Georgiana, sister to a duke, ruined before her first season in the worst kind of scandal. But the truth is far more shocking--in London's darkest corners, she is Chase, the mysterious, unknown founder of the city's most legendary gaming hell. For years, her double identity has gone undiscovered...until now. Brilliant, driven, handsome-as-sin Duncan West is intrigued by the beautiful, ruined woman who is somehow connected to a world of darkness and sin. He knows she is more than she seems, and he vows to uncover all of Georgiana's secrets, laying bare her past, threatening her present, and risking all she holds dear...including her heart.
Tyrant. Funeral games Cameron, Christian, 1962-
"Satyrus and Melitta, twin heirs to a rich kingdom on the Black Sea, become desperate fugitives when their mother, the Scythian warrior-princess Srayanka, is cut down in a savage act of betrayal. Accompanied by their tutor, the Spartan Philokles, they must make a perilous journey west, pursued by ruthless assassins, to find sanctuary with the army of their father's closest friend, Diodorus. But Diodorus is caught up in the tangled web of alliances, betrayals and intrigue that followed Alexander the Great's death, as his generals fought over the huge empire he had created - and soon the twins will have their first taste of real battle as two Macedonian warlords clash. In this violent and unstable world, they must chose sides carefully, as Antigonus One-Eye, and his brilliant son Demetrius, prepare to take on the might of Ptolemy's Egypt, and the forces gather for the biggest and most spectacular battle the world had ever seen - Gaza."--Fantastic fiction UK.
Lanterns and lace Mills, DiAnn.
Jenny Stevens is headed for Kahlerville, Texas, determined to wrench her two-year-old niece, Rebecca, from her adoptive father. As she steps off the train, Jenny encounters the mysterious Robert Turner and the seemingly dedicated physician Grant Andrews. Is Jenny's life as well as her heart in peril? Grant Andrews is resolute in his desire to keep Rebecca in his care, yet finds himself drawn to her impudent aunt. Will another man's threats and the issue of Rebecca's custody keep him from pursuing what could be the love of his life? Will Robert Turner dog Jenny's steps until she succumbs to his demands? Love flowers as devious plots thicken.
Sister Eve, private eye Hinton, J. Lynne, author.
"Two decades into her calling at a New Mexico monastery, Sister Evangeline Divine breaks her daily routine when a police officer appears, carrying a message from her father. Sister Eve is no stranger to the law, having grown up with a police captain turned private detective. Shes' seen her fair share of crime--and knows a thing or two about solving mysteries. But when Captain Jackson Divine needs her to return home and help him recover from surgery, Sister Eve finds herself taking on his latest case"--Page 4 of cover.
Blue lonesome Pronzini, Bill, author.
The lady Johansen, K. V. (Krista V.), 1968- author.
"Possessed by a ghost who feeds on death, the undying assassin Ahjvar the Leopard has been captured by the Lady of Marakand, enslaved by necromancy to be captain of her Red Masks. His shield-bearer Ghu, a former slave with an uncanny ability to free the captive dead, follows Ahjvar into the war-torn lands of the Duina Catairna to release him, even if that means destroying what is left of Ahj's tormented soul. Deyandara, the last surviving heir of the Catairnan queen, rides into a land ravaged by disease and war, seeking the allies she abandoned months before, though they have no hope of standing against the army led by the invulnerable Red Masks of Marakand and the divine terror of the Lady. In the city of Marakand, former enemies ally and old friends seek one another's deaths as loyalists of the entombed gods Gurhan and Ilbialla raise a revolt, spearheaded by the Grasslander wizard Ivah, the shapeshifting Blackdog, and the bear-demon Mikki. The Lady's defenses are not easily breached, though, and the one enemy who might withstand her, the Northron wanderer Moth, bearer of the sword Lakkariss, has vanished. "--
Christmas in the Duke's Arms.
Sustenance : a novel of the Count Saint-Germain Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn, 1942- author.
"The vampire Count Saint-Germain protects Americans fleeing persecution--and becomes trapped in a web of betrayal, deceit, and murder in post-WWII Europe. The powerful House Un-American Activities Committee hunted communists both at home and abroad. In the late 1940s, the vampire Count Saint-Germain is caught up in intrigue surrounding a group of Americans who have fled to postwar Paris. Some speak out against HUAC and battle the authorities. Saint-Germain swears to do his best to protect his friends, but even his skills may not be able to stand against agents of the OSS and the brand-new CIA. And he has an unexpected weakness: his lover, Charis, who has returned to Paris under mysterious circumstances."--Publisher's website.
Independently wealthy Rosenthal, Lorraine Zago, author.
"In Lorraine Zago Rosenthal's sequel to New Money, Savannah Morgan delves into the mystery of her late media mogul father's death and uncovers more than she ever expected. In New Money, Savannah Morgan was thrust into high society New York when she learned she was the sole heir to her media mogul father's billion dollar fortune. In Independently Wealthy she is living her dream life on the Upper West Side, excelling at her job as an editorial assistant, and enjoying her handsome new boyfriend, Alex. Everything in Savannah's life should be perfect--except she can't ignore the mystery of her father's death. Her hopes of solving this complicated and dangerous mystery are shared by Caroline Stone--her newfound sister who is slowly becoming a friend. Savannah decides to investigate, but not everyone wants Savannah to know the truth. Her domineering older brother, Ned has his own problems, including a lingering regret over his recent divorce, the constant pressure of running the Stone media empire, and managing a playboy bachelorhood. As Savannah's quest for the truth becomes more complicated and dangerous she is led to Washington, D.C., an alluring stranger, and more surprises, trouble, and changes than she ever could have imagined. Readers will be swept away by Savannah Morgan once again as she unravels the mystery of her father's death on Capitol Hill with all the charm and perseverance of when she first arrived in New York City"--
Blood rubies Cleland, Jane K., author.
"Ana Yartsin is on the verge of becoming a celebrity chef. Her custom Faberge egg-shaped cakes have brought her national attention, as has the story behind the cakes: her family owns the spectacular Faberge spring egg snow globe, a magnificent example of the master craftsman's work that includes five ruby-red tulips. As she prepares to be filmed for a reality TV show about the launch of her bakery in Rocky Point, New Hampshire, Ana hires antiques expert Josie Prescott to appraise the precious egg and snow globe ... When Josie arrives at Ana's home, however, she finds [someone] murdered and the priceless snow globe smashed beyond repair"--
Gathering darkness Rhodes, Morgan, author.
Prince Magnus must choose between family and justice as his father, the cruel King Gaius, sets out to conquer all of Mytica by tracking down an ancient, storied magic known as the Kindred.
Princess of thorns Jay, Stacey, author.
After ten years of exile among fairies who teach her to use her magically-enhanced strength and courage, Sleeping Beauty's daughter Aurora enlists the help of Niklaas, eleventh son of King Eldorio, in the fight to reclaim her throne.
Ava & Lala
Ava is a mischievous young girl and martial arts student who really knows how to pack a punch! One day she meets Lala, a cuddly and kind tiger-like creature, and they discover they can talk to each other. She runs away from her village to join Lala in a mystical kingdom of wonderful animals, all specially chosen to live there, safe from humans. They befriend a huge bear who has a heart of gold, Uncle Bear, who tells them that Lala must leave the kingdom in three days, before the fierce Tiger General finds out they're there. Uncle Bear is determined to help Ava escape, but they find out it's not that easy, especially when the other animals discover that Lala has an extraordinary magical power. When Lala is captured, it's up to Ava and Uncle Bear to rescue him in time to get Ava safely back home.
The trip to bountiful
Carrie Watts begrudgingly lives with her busy, overprotective son, Ludie, and pretentious daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae. No longer able to drive and forbidden to travel alone, she wishes for freedom from the confines of the house and begs her son to take her on a visit to her hometown of Bountiful. When he refuses, Mrs. Watts is undeterred and makes an escape to the local bus station, where she befriends Thelma, a young woman traveling home.
In a world ten years following the collapse of society, the rule of the law has disintegrated and life is cheap. Hardened loner Eric travels the desolate towns and roads of the outback. When a gang of thieves steals his car they leave behind a wounded Rey in their wake. Forcing Rey to help track the gang, Eric will go to any lengths to take back the one possession that still matters to him.
Seize the day
Tommy Wilhelm's life is falling apart. He's lost his job and his girlfriend, his investments have gone sour, he trusts the wrong people with the little money he has left, and he's rejected by his own father. Quite simply, Tommy is a portrait of failure.
Nic, his girlfriend Haley and his buddy Jonah take a detour from an idyllic cross-country road trip when they are contacted by a mysterious hacker who has gained entry into MIT's most secretive networks. But after a rendezvous in an eerily isolated spot goes awry, Nic wakes to a living nightmare in an isolation unit. Interrogated by Dr. Wallace Damon, Nic soon realizes that the only way to decipher the past is to escape the present.
A retired Las Vegas crime boss and single father is forced to team up with his best friend to return to the crime world when his daughter is kidnapped by an old rival.
Brighton Beach memoirs
Fifteen-year-old Eugene Jerome is trying to uncover life's mysteries in this adaptation of a Broadway hit about growing up in Brooklyn during the late 1930's.
After Mickey Scarpato's stepson Leon, is killed in a construction "accident", Mickey quickly tries to bury the bad news along with the body. But even in the gritty, blue-collar neighborhood of God's Pocket, PA, no secret can stay hidden forever. When a local columnist comes sniffing around for the truth, Mickey quickly finds himself stuck in a life-and-death struggle compounded by a body he can't bury, a wife he can't please, and a debt he can't pay.
The penguins of Madagascar. Operation special delivery
Skipper, Rico, Kowalski, and Private get trapped in a snowstorm, try to escape from the clutches of Officer X, and deal with visits from unexpected family. Even the tempting Gimme Gimme star and what appear to be adorable 'Lunicorns' can't shake the fearless four, or can they? The Penguins have to use their military precision, keen imagination, and the help of some unlikely heroes to deliver order and happiness back to the world which, they realize is the greatest gift of all.
The one I love
Ethan and Sophie are a married couple on the brink of separation. At the urging of their therapist, they escape to a beautiful vacation house for a weekend getaway in an attempt to salvage what is left of their relationship, only to discover an unusual dilemma that awaits them.
Based on Radical Comics' Hercules by Steve Moore, this ensemble-action film is a revisionist take on the classic myth. It offers the truth behind the myth by presenting the fashioning of a warrior who, for all his strength and courage, is flesh and blood.
Suspended sentences : three novellas Modiano, Patrick, 1945- author.
The cruiser Poyer, David, author.
"Newly-promoted to captain, Dan Lenson's first glimpse of his command is of a ship literally high and dry. The USS Savo Island, which carries a classified, never-before-deployed missile defense system, has run aground on an exposed sandbar off Naples. Captain Lenson has to relieve the ship's disgraced skipper and deploy on a secret mission--Operation Stellar Shield--which will take his ship and crew into the dangerous waters bordering the Middle East"--
Sweet damage : a novel James, Rebecca, 1970- author.
"When Tim Ellison finds a cheap room to rent in his dream location, it seems nothing more than a wonderful stroke of luck. Despite the fact that the owner of the house, the mysterious Anna London, is unfriendly and withdrawn, he takes it. But when strange and terrifying things start happening in the house at night, Tim wonders if renting the room has been a terrible mistake--until his feelings for Anna start to change. But as Tim falls for Anna, her past comes back with a vengeance--and he finds himself caught in the middle of the storm"--
The iris fan Rowland, Laura Joh, author.
"Amid the ever-treacherous intrigue in the court, Sano Ichirō has been demoted from chamberlain to a lowly patrol guard. His relationship with his wife Reiko is in tatters, and a bizarre new alliance between his two enemies Yanagisawa and Ienobu has left him bewildered and wary. Yet Sano's dedication to the way of the warrior--the samurai code of honor--is undiminished. Then a harrowing, almost inconceivable crime takes place"--
Five Poznanski, Ursula, 1968-
Every corpse is a clue. A woman is found murdered in a field. Tattooed on her feet is a strange combination of numbers and letters. Detective Beatrice Kaspary quickly identifies these as map co-ordinates, which lead the police to a 'treasure box' containing several severed body parts -- and a note from the killer with a series of cryptic clues to the identity of the next victim. So begins a desperate scavenger hunt in which Beatrice herself becomes a pawn in the killer's game of cat and mouse, as she risks all to uncover the murderer.
King Dork, approximately Portman, Frank, author.
With stitches in his head and after-effects from surgery, Tom Henderson finds some of his most deeply-held beliefs shattered, but, somehow, makes out with at least two girls by the end of tenth grade.
Little white lies Dale, Katie.
"The first time Lou meets mysterious Christian, she knows he is The One. But when Christian's secret is unveiled in front of the whole world, it seems everything he's ever told Lou is a lie, and Lou finds herself ensnared in a web of deceit"--
Zodiac Russell, Romina, author.
When a violent blast strikes the moons of Cancer, sending its ocean planet off-kilter and killing thousands of citizens, Rhoma Grace, a sixteen-year-old student from House Cancer, must convince twelve worlds to unite as one Zodiac against Ophiuchus, the exiled thirteenth Guardian of Zodiac legend, who has returned to exact his revenge across the Galaxy.
Suspicion Monir, Alexandra, author.
Seventeen-year-old Imogene Rockford turned away from her family and their English country manor after her parents' death, but assumes her duty as the new Duchess of Wickersham despite threats and strange occurrences.
When Aunt Mattie got her wings Mathers, Petra, author, illustrator.
When Aunt Mattie dies, best friends Lottie and Herbie console each other and celebrate Aunt Mattie's life by scattering her ashes and preparing her favorite snack--peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (with bananas).
Thanksgiving for Emily Ann Johnston, Teresa, author.
Emily Ann learns about the meaning of Thanksgiving when her family gathers around the dinner table.
Winter's coming : a story of seasonal change Thornhill, Jan, author.
When Lily, a young snowshoe hare, hears that winter is coming, she does not know what to expect, even as the other animals explain what they do to cope with the change of seasons, although, they note, snowshoe hares do not need to do the same.
The extraordinary Mr. Qwerty Strambini, Karla, author.
Mr. Qwerty worries that his ideas might seem strange...so he keeps them under his hat. But extraordinary ideas refuse to stay hidden for long.
The golden plate Watts, Bernadette.
While Isobel is playing with her best friend's beautiful doll house, she takes the golden plate home without asking permission. But the plate doesn't look right in Isobel's doll house and she feels guilty. Her mother helps her find a solution that makes Isobel feel better.
Maple & Willow together Nichols, Lori, author, illustrator.
Nature-loving sisters Maple and Willow smooth over a rough patch in their friendship in their own unique way.
Stop, thief! Tekavec, Heather, 1969- author.
Max is out to catch the thief who is stealing all the produce from farmers fields.
George in the dark Valentine, Madeline, author, illustrator.
A little boy overcomes his fear of the dark during a daring teddy bear rescue.
Ewe and Aye Ryan, Candace.
Ewe and Aye are very different but both dream of flying, so when Ewe's love of wheels and Aye's knowledge of wings come together they finally get off the ground.
Cartboy and the time capsule Campbell, L. A., 1962-
Sixth-grader Hal gets a year-long journal-keeping assignment in his least favorite class, history, much to the delight of his history buff father.
Inhuman. [Vol. 1], [Genesis] Soule, Charles, author.
When the Terrigen Mist spread across the world, it triggered the latent genes of regular people and transformed them into Inhumans with amazing powers. As the mysterious Lash takes an unwanted interest in the new Inhumans and the newly transformed Flint sees his world fall apart, Queen Medusa finds herself fighting side-by-side with Captain America. When the deposed Inhuman king returns, determined to regain his throne, he quickly takes the royal family captive and conquers Medusa's new island nation. Now, it is up to Flint and his fellow NuHumans to step up and embrace their destiny.
The Amazing Spider-Man. [Vol. 1.1], Learning to crawl Slott, Dan, author.
He sought revenge... and found responsibility. From that night on, a new life began. Join Peter Parker as he takes his first steps towards finding his way in the world as Spider-Man. A chapter you never knew about the story you know by heart.
Starring Jules (super-secret spy girl) Ain, Beth Levine, author.
Second grade is over and Jules is on her way to Quebec to film a spy movie, but she misses all her friends, and with only a hockey player and a diva starlet as cast mates in a place where nobody speaks English, she is feeling lonely--and her mother will not even let her go bungee-jumping.
Half a world away Kadohata, Cynthia.
Twelve-year-old Jaden, an emotionally damaged adopted boy fascinated by electricity, feels a connection to a small, weak toddler with special needs in Kazakhstan, where Jaden's family is trying to adopt a "normal" baby.
Live original : how the Duck Commander teen keeps it real and stays true to her values Robertson, Sadie, 1997- author.
Living as a culturally relevant teen who loves God and her family, Robertson has become a role model for other teens and for parents who are eager to instill the same characteristics in their children. She shares the simple list of principles that lead her to personal and spiritual growth, and help her live the way God says to live.
Downton Abbey rules for household staff Barnes, Justyn, author.
"Containing the most approved directions and guidance for staff in every station within the household in order to discharge their duties correctly & with efficiency, with particular instructions for the butler, housekeeper, cook, valet. lady's maid, footman, housemaid, kitchen staff, and including useful information on tried and tested methods for all."
Finding God in tough times Holl, Kristi, author.
With guidance from God's word and trusted Faithgirlz author, Kristi Holl, this 90-day devotional will help girls ages 8-12 turn to God and trust him during challenging situations. By finding God in the tough times at a younger age, girls will be ready and able to call on God during future trials as well. --Publisher's description.
What we eat Stones, Brenda, author.
A guide to food and nutrition explains what foods are healthiest, how much to eat of each type, where foods come from, and regional differences around the world.
Magpies, homebodies, and nomads : a modern knitter's guide to discovering and exploring style Rose, Cirilia, author.
Cirilia Rose is the epitome of the new knitwear designer--young, educated, curious, and excited to share her passion for all ideas knit and purl. Her attitude toward curating her own collection of designs is informed as much by travel, cultural history, and tried-and-true sourcebooks as it is by modern media and technology. In Magpies, Homebodies, and Nomads, Rose takes readers behind the scenes of her design process, showing them how she curates and organizes ideas and translates them into knitwear designs. Through 25 projects that fall into three categories--Magpies (accessories for the small amounts of precious yarns that knitters inevitably collect), Homebodies (garments for time spent close to home), and Nomads (garments to wear when venturing out into the world)--Rose shares her modern aesthetic and invites readers to develop their own.
Young Hollywood Frank, Claiborne Swanson, photographer.
Mrs. Wheelbarrow's practical pantry : recipes and techniques for year-round preserving Barrow, Cathy, author.
A "collection of essential preserving techniques for turning the fleeting abundance of the farmer's market into a well-stocked pantry full of canned fruits and vegetables, jams, stocks, soups, and more"--Amazon.com.
Aging backwards : reverse the aging process and look 10 years younger in 30 minutes a day Esmonde-White, Miranda, author.
"From PBS personality and injury prevention and recovery specialist Miranda Esmond-White comes [a] ... guide to anti-aging, arming readers with tools they need to turn back the hands of time"--
In the company of Sherlock Holmes : stories inspired by the Holmes canon
Contemporary authors from a variety of genres create new stories inspired by the Holmes canon. "Inside you'll find Holmes in times and places previously unimagined, as well as characters who have themselves been affected by the tales of Sherlock Holmes. The game is afoot-again!"--Book jacket.
The perfect place Harris, Teresa E.
Twelve-year-old Treasure Daniels and her younger sister must move in with Great-aunt Grace until their mother sorts herself out, but life in Black Lake, Virginia, where segregation lingers, is hard and Grace is a nightmare--at least on the surface.
101 objects to see in the night sky Scagell, Robin, author.
The perfect starter astronomy guide to night viewing. 101 Objects to See in the Night Sky is a fun and practical guide to identifying and observing 101 of the most fascinating and exciting sights in the northern night sky. Designed for newcomers to astronomy, the book explains what can be seen using the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. In the book, professional astronomer Robin Scagell shows the novice astronomer where to look in the sky to see a particular object, or group of objects or sights. They may be a planet, its rings or satellites, a series of lunar craters, a constellation, asteroids, meteors, a nebula, galaxy or star cluster, for example. He describes the object in detail and gives observing tips to improve viewing skills. Informative "Where to find it" instructions and "What you'll see" explanations for each object give night sky viewers an extra hand. A concise "fact file" is provided for each object, and readers can award themselves "points"" for their skill in finding the object, with higher scores given for spotting the night sky's more elusive or hard-to-see features. The book is organized by season--winter, spring, summer, fall--with an opening section on "things you need to know," such as marker objects (for example, Sirius, the brightest star in winter's night sky) and how to use them to search beyond. It also covers such topics as asteroids and dwarf planets, noctilucent clouds, northern lights, the International Space Station, sunspots, eclipses and much more.
Terra formars. 3 Sasuga, Yu, author.
A new mission to Mars, Annex 1, is under way. Their mission: crucial research into the A.E. virus currently plaguing mankind. The mutant Terraformars, giant humanoid cockroaches, may hold the key to a cure. Unfortunately for the crew of the Annex 1, the Terraformars have somehow gotten on board the ship and have only one goal total extermination! Led by Akari Hizamaru, the crew will need to rely on their superhuman powers to survive if those powers do not kill them first!
Faithfull : an autobiography Faithfull, Marianne.
The motivation manifesto : 9 declarations to claim your personal power Burchard, Brendon, author.
"Burchard reveals that the main motive of humankind is the pursuit of greater Personal Freedom. We desire the grand liberties of choice--time freedom, emotional freedom, social freedom, financial freedom, spiritual freedom. Only two enemies stand in our way: an external enemy, defined as the social oppression of who we are by the mediocre masses, and an internal enemy, a sort of self-oppression caused by our own doubt and fear. The march to Personal Freedom, Burchard argues, can be won only by declaring our intent and independence, stepping into our personal power, and battling through self-doubt and the distractions of the day until full victory is won"--
Discovering vintage Las Vegas : a guide to the city's timeless shops, restaurants, casinos & more Papa, Paul W.
"Discovering Vintage Las Vegas takes you back in time to all of the timeless classic spots this city has to offer. The book spotlights the charming stories that tell you what each place is like now and how it got that way from classic restaurants to shops to other establishments like the casinos that still thrive today and evoke the unique character of the city. They're all still around--but they won't be around forever. Start reading, and start your discovering now!"--
Brain games for puppies Arrowsmith, Claire, author.
No man knows my history : the life of Joseph Smith, the Mormon prophet Brodie, Fawn McKay, 1915-1981.
In 1823 a young man named Joseph Smith had an encounter with an angel who led him to a cache of golden plates purporting to be the history of the lost tribes of Israel. Out of these new gospels and out of Smith's own charismatic personality and sense of mission- arose an authentically American religion, the Mormon faith.
The knight who saved England : William Marshal and the French invasion, 1217 Brooks, Richard, 1949-
"In 1217 England was facing her darkest hour, with foreign troops pillaging the country and defeat close at hand. But, at the battle of Lincoln, the seventy-year-old William Marshal led his men to a victory that would secure the future of his nation. Earl of Pembroke, right-hand man to three kings and regent for a fourth, Marshal was one of the most celebrated men in Europe, yet is virtually unknown today, his impact and influence largely forgotten. In this vivid account, the author blends colourful contemporary source material with new insights to uncover the tale of this unheralded icon. He traces the rise of Marshal from penniless younger son to renowned knight, national hero and defender of the Magna Carta. What emerges is a fascinating story of a man negotiating the brutal realities of medieval warfare and the conflicting demands of chivalric ideals, and who against the odds defeated the joint French and rebel forces in arguably the most important battle in medieval English history--overshadowing even Agincourt"--Back cover.
Rogue knight Mull, Brandon, 1974-
When the hunt for his lost friends leads Cole Randolph to the kingdom of Elloweer, he and new friends Mira, Twitch, and Jace team up with the resistance movement to search for Mira's sister, Honor, but enemies abound and Cole and Mira must use a new kind of magic to protect themselves.
Dogs unleashed Pickeral, Tamsin, author.
The graphic canon of children's literature : the world's great kids' lit as comics and visuals
"The original three-volume anthology The Graphic Canon presented the world's classic literature--from ancient times to the late twentieth century--as eye-popping comics, illustrations, and other visual forms. In this follow-up volume, young people's literature through the ages is given new life by the best comics artists and illustrators. Fairy tales, fables, fantastical adventures, young adult novels, swashbuckling yarns, your favorite stories from childhood and your teenage years. they're all here, in all their original complexity and strangeness, before they were censored or sanitized"--
Knockout knits : new tricks for scarves, hats, jewelry, and other accessories Nelkin, Laura.
Discover just how addictive small projects can be with this collection of must-have knitted accessories! Nelkin shows you her favorite techniques in a range of projects designed to stretch your repertoire.
Monstergami Mitchell, David, 1952- author.
18 "monstrous" origami projects for folders of all experience. This book presents 18 projects to create monsters of all kinds and sizes. The book opens with an introduction (or review, for experienced folders) of the basic folds. The brightly colored monsters are shown step by step with folds displayed clearly on the page, complete with directional arrows. Easy-to-follow text instructions offer extra help.
Digital literacy for dummies Wempen, Faithe, author.
OS X Yosemite for dummies LeVitus, Bob, author.
The greatest knight : the remarkable life of William Marshal, the power behind five English thrones Asbridge, Thomas S., author.
The story of the largely forgotten William Marshal Pembroke of the English medieval period, who, "as a five-year-old boy ... was sentenced to execution and led to the gallows, yet this landless younger son survived his brush with death, and went on to train as a medieval knight. Against all odds, [he] rose through the ranks--serving at the right hand of five English monarchs--to become a celebrated tournament champion, a baron and politician and, ultimately, regent of the realm"--Amazon.com.
The reckoning : death and intrigue in the promised land : a true detective story Bishop, Patrick (Patrick Joseph), author.
"One of Britain's most renowned military historians revisits the death of Zionist leader Avraham Stern-- head of Israel's notorious Stern Gang-- at the hand of a British policeman during WW II"--
Bulletproof vest : the ballad of an outlaw and his daughter Venegas, Maria, 1973-
"After a fourteen-year estrangement, Maria Venegas returns to Mexico from the United States to visit her father, who is living in the old hacienda where both he and she were born. While spending the following summers and holidays together, herding cattle and fixing barbed-wire fences, he begins sharing stories with her, tales of a dramatic life filled with both intense love and brutal violence--from the final conversations he had with his own father, to his extradition from the United States for murder, to his mother's pride after he shot a man for the first time at the age of twelve"--Amazon.com.
My heart is a drunken compass : a memoir Martinez, Domingo, author.
"An illuminating new memoir of loss, grief, resilience, and recovery. My Heart Is a Drunken Compass inspires readers by showing that it is through adversity, redemption, and recovery that we truly come to understand who we are and how resilient we can be. Tragedies may seem difficult, but in the wake of the struggle, bonds are tightened, families are reunited, and true love is found"--
Fu-go : the curious history of Japan's balloon bomb attack on America Coen, Ross Allen.
Doctors Shaw, Dash.
"What if--just before everything fades, permanently, to black--you unconsciously create the afterlife you want, or feel you deserve? Wouldn't that be better than reality, and no less meaningful than life itself? The Charon is a medical device that gains entrance into this afterlife, by taking the form of a memory from a patient's consciousness, and using it to revive his or her life."--Back cover.
Her brilliant career : ten extraordinary women of the fifties Cooke, Rachel (Journalist), author.
Journalist Rachel Cooke goes back in time to offer an entertaining and iconoclastic look at ten women in the 1950s--pioneers whose professional careers and complicated private lives helped to create the opportunities available to today's women. These intrepid and ambitious individuals--among them a film director, a cook, an architect, an editor, an archaeologist, and a race car driver--left the house, discovered the bliss of work, and ushered in the era of the working woman Daring and independent, these remarkable unsung heroines--whose obscurity makes their accomplishments all the more astonishing and relevant--loved passionately, challenged men's control, made their own mistakes, and took life on their own terms, breaking new ground and offering inspiration. Their individual portraits form a landscape of 1950s culture, and of women's unique--and rapidly evolving--role. Before there could be a Danica Patrick, there had to be a Sheila van Damm, before there was Barbara Walters, there was Nancy Spain, before Kathryn Bigelow came Muriel Box. The pioneers of Her Brilliant Career forever changed the fabric of culture, society, and the workforce. This is the Fifties retold: vivid, surprising and, most of all, modern.--From publisher description.
Let's go crazy : Prince and the making of Purple rain Light, Alan, author.
"Purple Rain is a song, an album, and a film--each one a commercial success and cultural milestone. How did this semi-autobiographical musical masterpiece that blurred R & B, pop, dance, and rock sounds come to alter the recording landscape and become an enduring touchstone for successive generations of fans? Purple Rain is widely considered to be among the most important albums in music history and often named the best soundtrack of all time. Coinciding with the thirtieth anniversary year of Purple Rain's release, Light takes a timely look at the making and incredible popularizing of this once seemingly impossible project."--
Deadman wonderland. 6 Kataoka, Jinsei, author, artist.
Vagabond. Volume 1 Inoue, Takehiko.
"Real-life figure Miyamoto Musashi was the most celebrated samurai of all time. The quintessential warrior philosopher, Musashi authored 'A book of five rings, ' a theoretical guide to military strategy still used today. But the path to enlightement in feudal era Japan was fraught with peril. At seventeen years of age, Musashi-- still known by his childhood name, Shinmen Takezō-- was a wild young brute just setting out along the way of the sword. In the aftermath of the epic Battle of Sekigahara, Takezō finds himself a fugitive survivor on the losing side of the war. Takezō's vicious nature has made him an outcast even in his own village, and he is hunted down like an animal. At this crucial crossroads in Takezō's life, an eccentric monk and a childhood friend are the only ones who can help him find his way"--Cover flap.
Stylish craft foam projects : easy-to-make wreaths, party decor, and more Fulmer, Lisa.
Restorative yoga for life : a relaxing way to de-stress, re-energize, and find balance Grossman, Gail Boorstein, author.
Restorative Yoga for Life teaches you how to practice restorative yoga -- a form of yoga that focuses on physical and mental relaxation through poses aided by props. It's a gentle yet empowering style that helps you de-stress and re-energize. While restorative yoga is beneficial for your entire body, the author also shows you how to treat more than twenty ailments, such as headaches, digestive issues, and anxiety, through specific yoga poses and sequences.
The gluten-free Italian vegetarian kitchen : more than 225 meat-free, wheat-free, and gluten-free recipes for delicious and nutricious italian dishes Klein, Donna (Donna M.)
"More Than 225 Meat-Free, Wheat-Free, and Gluten-Free Recipes for Delicious and Nutritious Italian Dishes "--
The Rocky Horror treasury : a tribute to the ultimate cult classic musical Piro, Sal, author.
The little spark : 30 ways to ignite your creativity Bloomston, Carrie, 1972-
The triangle : a year on the ground with New York's Bloods and Crips Deutsch, Kevin.
Blindfolds off : judges on how they decide Cohen, Joel, 1944- interviewer, editor.
Basic illustrated using GPS Grubbs, Bruce (Bruce O.), author.
"Richly illustrated and information-packed tools for anyone whose play or work takes them to remote areas. Basic Illustrated Using GPS, 3rd is a guide to practical field use of the Global Positioning System, written in simple language, with each new term explained as it's used. This book is a wealth of useful backcountry navigation advice for beginners and experts alike. It also includes information on using GPS with the latest mapping software. Discover how to: Pick the best GPS receiver for your specific needs , Read and pregrid topographic maps Identify waypoints with various coordinate systems , Use GPS to navigate on land and water , Create your own maps with GPS software" --www.falcon.com
Misfits of Avalon. 1, The queen of air and delinquency McDonald, Kel, author, artist.
Four modern-day misfit teens are reluctant recruits to save the mystical isle of Avalon. Magically empowered (and chained to the task) by a set of rings, and directed in their mission by a tight-lipped talking dog, they must stop the rise of King Arthur. But as they struggle to get used to their powers and each other, they're faced with an even greater challenge: the discovery that they may not be the good guys in this story. But does that really matter, anyway?
What my daughter wore Williams, Jenny, author, illustrator.
Manga Dogs. Vol. 1 Tōyama, Ema, 1981- author.
Kanna Tezuka is a serious 15-year-old manga artist, already being published as a pro. So when she finds out her high school is starting a manga drawing course, even she gets excited. But it's a fiasco! The teacher is useless, and the only other students-- three pretty-boy artist wannabes-- quickly adopt Kanna as their (unwilling) sensei. But they all have ridiculous delusions about being an artist, and if Kanna can't bring them back down to Earth, she'll never get any work done!
Deadman Wonderland.  Kataoka, Jinsei, author, artist.
Gabon Hickendorff, Annelies, author.
The hundred-foot journey : [a novel] Morais, Richard C., 1960- author.
Born above his grandfather's modest restaurant in Mumbai, Hassan first experienced life through intoxicating whiffs of spicy fish curry, trips to the local markets, and gourmet outings with his mother. But when tragedy pushes the family out of India, they console themselves by eating their way around the world, eventually settling in a small village in the French Alps. The boisterous Haji family opens an inexpensive Indian cafe opposite an esteemed French restaurant--that of the famous chef Madame Mallory--and infuse the sleepy town with the spices of India, transforming the lives of its eccentric villagers and infuriating their celebrated neighbor. Only after Madame Mallory wages culinary war with the immigrant family does she finally agree to mentor young Hassan, leading him to Paris, the launch of his own restaurant, and a slew of new adventures.
Greatest hits : decade #1 Underwood, Carrie, 1983- performer.
Classics She & Him, performer.
Listen Guetta, David, 1967-
Bury my heart at wounded knee
This HBO original centers on Charles Eastman Beach, a young, Dartmouth-educated Sioux doctor, Sitting Bull, the Lakota chief who refuses to submit to the U.S. government's Indian policy, and Senator Henry Dawes, one of the men responsible for the policy. This title has been repackaged.
Shine lullabies for everyone Jamieson Selmo, Suzanne.
Suzanne Jamieson Selmo brings together fourteen classic lullabies pulled from the pop music spectrum, the Great American Songbook, and longstanding tradition. The whole family will find this music ideal for times of quietude.
Veggie soup SqueeGees (Musical group)