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.