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Confident women [sound recording (CD)] : swindlers, grifters, and shapeshifters of the feminine persuasion / Tori Telfer.
cover imageThe art of the con has a long and venerable tradition, and its female practitioners are some of the best, or worst in history. But what about today? Spoiler alert: these "artists" are still conning.

Better luck next time [sound recording (CD)] : [a novel] / by Julia Claiborne Johnson.
cover imageIt's 1938 and women seeking a quick split from their husbands head to Reno, Nevada. There's one catch: they have to wait six-weeks to become "residents." Many of these soon-to-be divorcees flock to the Flying Leap, a dude ranch that caters to their every need. Twenty-four-year-old Ward is earning an honest living as a ranch hand at the Flying Leap, and he thinks he's got the ranch's clients all figured out. But two new guests are about to upend everything he thinks he knows

What happened to you? [sound recording (CD)] : conversations on trauma, resilience, and healing / Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph. D., Oprah Winfrey.
cover imageOprah Winfrey and renowned brain development and trauma expert Dr. Bruce Perry discuss the impact of trauma and adverse experiences and how healing must begin with a shift to asking what happened to a person, rather than what's wrong with them.

Brat [sound recording (CD)] : an '80s story / written and read by Andrew McCarthy.
cover image"Most people know Andrew McCarthy from his movie roles in "Pretty in Pink," "St. Elmo's Fire," "Weekend at Bernie's," and "Less than Zero," and as a charter member of Hollywood's Brat Pack. The iconic group of ingenues and heartthrobs that included Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, and Demi Moore, has come to represent both a genre of film and an era of pop culture. In his memoir, McCarthy focuses his gaze on that singular moment in time. The result is a revealing look at coming of age in a maelstrom, reckoning with conflicted ambition, innocence, addiction, and masculinity. New York City of the 1980's is brought to vivid life in these pages, scoring loose joints in Washington Square Park and skipping school in favor of the cinema where he fell in love with the movies. Filled with personal revelations of innocence lost to heady days in Hollywood with John Hughes and an iconic cast of characters, this is an intimate story of an outsider caught up in a most unwitting success." --From container.

Freedom [sound recording (CD)] / Sebastian Junger.
cover image"Throughout history, humans have been driven by the quest for two cherished ideals: community and freedom. The two don't coexist easily: we value individuality and self-reliance, yet are utterly dependent on community for our most basic needs. In this intricately crafted and thought-provoking audiobook, Sebastian Junger examines this tension that lies at the heart of what it means to be human." --From container.

The saboteurs [sound recording (CD)] / Clive Cussler and Jack DuBrul.
cover imageDetective Isaac Bell's wife has said that he is always in the wrong place at the right time. This is certainly the case when Bell thwarts the attempted assassination of a United States Senator shortly after meeting the man. This heroic rescue is just the start of the mystery for Bell, who suspects that the would-be assassins have a much larger and more dangerous agenda, one involving the nearly-constructed Panama Canal. While the Senator supports the building of the canal, there are many, including a local Panamanian insurgency known as the Red Vipers, who never want to see the its completion.

The rose code [sound recording (CD)] / Kate Quinn.
cover image"1940. As England prepares to fight the Nazis, three very different women answer the call to mysterious country estate Bletchley Park, where the best minds in Britain train to break German military codes. Vivacious debutante Osla is the girl who has everything, but she burns to prove herself as more than a society girl. Imperious self-made Mab, works the legendary codebreaking machines as she conceals old wounds. Both Osla and Mab are quick to see the potential in local village spinster Beth, one of the Park's few female cryptanalysts. But war, loss, and the impossible pressure of secrecy will tear the three apart.

Golden girl [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Elin Hilderbrand.
cover image"On a perfect June day, Vivian Howe, author of thirteen beach novels and mother of three nearly grown children, is killed in a hit-and-run car accident while jogging near her home on Nantucket. She ascends to the Beyond where she's assigned to a Person named Martha, who allows Vivi to watch what happens below for one last summer. Vivi also is granted three 'nudges' to change the outcome of events on earth, and with her daughter Willa on her third miscarriage, Carson partying until all hours, and Leo currently 'off again' with his high-maintenance girlfriend, she'll have to think carefully where to use them." --Container.

The president's daughter [sound recording (CD)] : a thriller / Bill Clinton, James Patterson.
cover imageThere's a new administration in the White House. But it's the previous First Family who tops an international assassin's hit list. Michael Keating is a former Navy SEAL, and a former President of the United States, now relocated to rural New Hampshire after a brave but ill-fated military mission cost him his second term. All he wants is to sink into anonymity with his family (and his Secret Service detail). But when he's briefed on an imminent threat against his daughter, Keating's SEAL training may prove more essential than all the power, connections, and political acumen he gained as President.

Out of many, one [sound recording (CD)] / George W. Bush.
cover imageIn this powerful new collection of oil paintings and stories, President George W. Bush spotlights the inspiring journeys of America₂s immigrants and the contributions they make to the life and prosperity of our nation. The issue of immigration stirs intense emotions today, as it has throughout much of American history. But what gets lost in the policy debates are the stories of immigrants themselves, the people who are drawn to America by its promise of economic opportunity and political and religious freedom, and who strengthen our nation in countless ways. In the tradition of Portraits of Courage, President Bush's #1 New York Times bestseller, it brings together forty-three full-color portraits of men and women who have immigrated to the United States, alongside stirring stories of the unique ways all of them are pursuing the American Dream.

The plot [sound recording (CD)] / Jean Hanff Korelitz.
cover imageJake Bonner's most arrogant student, Evan, announces his book in progress is a sure thing. And then Jake hears the plot. When Evan dies before finishing the book, Jake decides to write the story himself.

Unfinished business [sound recording (CD)] / J.A. Jance.
cover image"Mateo Vega, a one-time employee of Ali Reynold's husband, B. Simpson, has spent the last sixteen years of his life behind bars. According to the courts, he murdered his girlfriend. But Mateo knows that her real killer is still on the loose, and the first thing he's going to do when he gets a taste of freedom is track him down. After being granted parole, a wary Mateo approaches Stu Ramey of High Noon Enterprises for a reference letter for a job application, but to his surprise, Stu gives him one better: He asks him to come on board and work for B. once again. Just as Mateo starts his new job, though, chaos breaks out at High Noon, a deadbeat tenant who is in arrears has just fled, and tech expert Cami Lee has gone missing. As Ali races to both find a connection between the two disappearances and help Mateo clear his name with the help of PI J.P. Beaumont, tragedy strikes in her personal life, and with lives hanging in the balance, she must thread the needle between good and evil before it's too late." --From container.

Swimming back to Trout River / Linda Rui Feng.
cover imageIn the summer of 1986 in a small Chinese village, ten-year-old Junie receives a momentous letter from her parents, who had left for America years ago: her father promises to return home and collect her by her twelfth birthday. But Junie's growing determination to stay put in the idyllic countryside with her beloved grandparents threatens to derail her family's shared future.

The women of the Bible speak : the wisdom of 16 women and their lessons for today [sound recording (CD)] / Shannon Bream.
cover imagePeople unfamiliar with Scripture often assume that women play a small, secondary role in the Bible. But in fact, they were central figures in numerous Biblical tales. Shannon Bream opens up the lives of sixteen of these Biblical women, arranging them into pairs and contrasting their journeys. In pairing their stories, Shannon helps us reflect not only on the meaning of each individual's life, but on how they relate to each other and to us.

Legacy [soundrecording (CD)] / Nora Roberts.
cover imageAdrian Rizzo didn't have the easiest childhood, to put it mildly, but she's worked hard to put it behind her and to the outside world she is a beautiful young woman with a successful, high-profile career and a wonderful family and friends. When, out of the blue, she receives a death threat in the post, she is shocked but puts it down to someone's jealousy of her success and tries to forget about it. But Adrian doesn't realize that it's more than just spite. Someone is very, very angry about her happy life and will stop at nothing to bring it all crashing down.

The drowning kind [sound recording (CD)] / Jennifer McMahon.
cover imageWhen Jax receives nine missed calls from her sister, Lexie, she assumes that it's just another one of her episodes. Manic and increasingly out of touch with reality, Lexie has pushed Jax away for over a year. But the next day, Lexie is dead: drowned in the pool at their grandmother's estate. When Jax arrives at the house to go through her sister's things, she learns that Lexie was researching the history of their family and the property. And as she dives deeper into the research herself, she discovers that the land holds a far darker past than she could have ever imagined. In 1929, 37-year-old newlywed Ethel Monroe hopes desperately for a baby. In an effort to distract her, her husband whisks her away on a trip to Vermont, where a natural spring is showcased by the newest and most modern hotel in the Northeast. Once there, Ethel learns that the water is rumored to grant wishes, never suspecting that the spring takes in equal measure to what it gives.

Hype : sound recording (CD)] how scammers, grifters, and con artists are taking over the internet--and why we're following / Gabrielle Bluestone.
cover imageVice reporter Gabrielle Bluestone delves into the irresistible hype that fuels our social media ecosystem and pulls back the curtain on the manipulation game behind the never-ending scam season.

The thin place [sound recording (CD)] / C D Major.
cover imageWhen journalist Ava Brent decides to investigate the dark mystery of Overtoun Estate, steeped in myth, she has no idea how dangerous this story will be for her. Overtoun looms over the town, watching, waiting: the locals fearful of the strange building and the secrets it keeps. When Ava starts to ask questions, the warm welcome she first receives turns to a cold shoulder. And before she knows it, Ava is caught in the house's grasp too. After she discovers the history of a sick young girl who lived there, she starts to understand the sadness that shrouds it. But when she finds an ominous old message etched into a windowsill, she is forced to wonder, what horrors is the house protecting? And what will it cost her to find out? With her own first child on the way, Ava knows she should stay away. But even as her life starts to unravel, and she receives chilling threats, the house and the bridge keep pulling her back.

Ready player two [sound recording (CD)] / Ernest Cline.
cover imageDays after winning OASIS founder James Halliday's contest, Wade Watts makes a discovery that changes everything. Hidden within Halliday's vaults, waiting for his heir to find, lies a technological advancement that will once again change the world and make the OASIS a thousand times more wondrous, and addictive, than even Wade dreamed possible. With it comes a new riddle, and a new quest, a last Easter egg from Halliday, hinting at a mysterious prize. And an unexpected, impossibly powerful, and dangerous new rival awaits, one who'll kill millions to get what he wants. Wade's life and the future of the OASIS are again at stake, but this time the fate of humanity also hangs in the balance.

Kingdom of the wicked [sound recording (CD)] / Kerri Maniscalco.
cover imageTwo sisters. One brutal murder. A quest for vengeance that will unleash Hell itself. And an intoxicating romance. Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghe, witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night, Vittoria misses dinner service at the family's renowned Sicilian restaurant. Emilia soon finds the body of her beloved twin desecrated beyond belief. Devastated, Emilia sets out to find her sister's killer and to seek vengeance at any cost, even if it means using dark magic that's been long forbidden. Then Emilia meets Wrath, one of the Wicked-princes of Hell she has been warned against in tales since she was a child. Wrath claims to be on Emilia's side, tasked by his master with solving the series of women's murders on the island. But when it comes to the Wicked, nothing is at is seems.

The last straw [sound recording (CD)] / Sharon Sala.
cover imageCharlie Dodge and his enigmatic partner Wyrick are searching for a missing woman who disappeared out of her locked apartment. As they investigate they discover that their victim is not the first person to disappear from that building over the years. Dodge and Wyrick find themselves in a race to save a woman's life before a serial killer claims his next victim.

The keepsake sisters [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Lori Wilde.
cover imageAfter being reunited with her identical twin, Anna wants to believe that life with her new-found sister will be perfect. Then Amelia reveals the true reason for their reunion: her kidneys are failing.

The power couple [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Alex Berenson.
cover image"When their college-aged daughter is abducted on a European family vacation, Brian and Rebecca Unsworth--both U.S. intelligence staffers--race to find the kidnappers and keep their fragile marriage intact"-- Provided by publisher.

Finding Ashley [sound recording (CD)] / Danielle Steel.
cover imageTwo brave women, estranged sisters, get the chance to connect and right the wrongs of the past, turning wrenching loss into reconnection and a family reunited after bringing dark secrets into the light.

The kindest lie [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Nancy Johnson.
cover imageIt's 2008, and the inauguration of President Barack Obama ushers in a new kind of hope. Ruth Tuttle, an Ivy-League educated Black engineer, is married to a kind and successful man who is eager to start a family, but Ruth is uncertain. She knows that to move forward she must make peace with the past. Returning home to her Indiana factory hometown, she finds it plagued by racism, unemployment, and despair. Just as she is about to uncover a burning secret her family wants to keep hidden, a traumatic incident strains the town's already searing racial tensions, sending Ruth on a collision course.

Wild sign [sound recording (CD)] / Patricia Briggs.
cover imageIn the wilds of the Northern California mountains, all the inhabitants of a small town have gone missing. It's as if the people picked up and left everything they owned behind. Fearing something supernatural might be going on, the FBI taps a source they've consulted in the past: the werewolves Charles Cornick and Anna Latham. But Charles and Anna soon find a deserted town is the least of the mysteries they face. Death sings in the forest, and when it calls, Charles and Anna must answer. Something has awakened in the heart of the California mountains, something old and dangerous, and it has met werewolves before.

A fatal lie [sound recording (CD)] / Charles Todd.
cover imageA peaceful Welsh village is thrown into turmoil when a terrified boy stumbles on a body in a nearby river. The man appears to have fallen from the canal aqueduct spanning the valley. But there is no identification on the body, he isn't a local, and no one will admit to having seen him before. With little to go on, the village police turn to Scotland Yard and Inspector Ian Rutledge for help.

Lover unveiled [sound recording (CD)] / J. R. Ward.
cover imageThe Black Dagger Brotherhood series returns with Sahvage, a powerful MMA fighter with a buried secret that can change the world of Caldwell forever.

While justice sleeps [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Stacey Y. Abrams.
cover imageAvery Keene, a brilliant young law clerk for the legendary Justice Howard Wynn, is doing her best to hold her life together. When the shocking news breaks that Justice Wynn, the cantankerous swing vote on many current high-profile cases, has slipped into a coma, Avery's life turns upside down. She is immediately notified that Justice Wynn has left instructions for her to serve as his legal guardian and power of attorney. Plunged into an explosive role she never anticipated, Avery finds that Justice Wynn had been secretly researching one of the most controversial cases before the court, a proposed merger between an American biotech company and an Indian genetics firm, which promises to unleash breathtaking results in the medical field. She also discovers that Wynn suspected a dangerously related conspiracy that infiltrates the highest power corridors of Washington.

We run the tides [sound recording (CD)] / Vendela Vida.
cover image"Teenage Eulabee and her magnetic best friend, Maria Fabiola, own the streets of Sea Cliff, their foggy oceanside San Francisco neighborhood. They know Sea Cliff's homes and beaches, its hidden corners and eccentric characters--as well as the upscale all-girls' school they attend. One day, walking to school with friends, they witness a horrible act--or do they? Eulabee and Maria Fabiola vehemently disagree on what happened, and their rupture is followed by Maria Fabiola's sudden disappearance--a potential kidnapping that shakes the quiet community and threatens to expose unspoken truths."-- Publisher's description.

The souvenir museum [sound recording (CD)] : stories / Elizabeth McCracken.
cover image"Award-winning author Elizabeth McCracken is an undisputed virtuoso of the short story, and this new collection features her most vivrant and heartrending work to date." -- Provided by publisher.

I have been buried under years of dust [sound recording (CD)] : a memoir of autism and hope / Valerie Gilpeer & Emily Grodin.
cover imageA remarkable memoir by a mother and her autistic daughter who'd long been unable to communicate--until a miraculous breakthrough revealed a young woman with a rich and creative interior life, a poet, who'd been trapped inside for more than two decades.

Girl in the walls [large print] / A. J. Gnuse.
cover imageElise knows every inch of the house. She knows which parts can take her in, hide her away. It's home, after all. The home her parents made for her, before they were taken from her in a car crash. And home is where you stay, no matter what. Eddie is a teenager trying to forget about the girl he sometimes sees out of the corner of his eye. But when his hotheaded older brother senses her, too, they are faced with the question of how to get rid of someone they aren't sure even exists.

Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty [sound recording on CD] / Lauren Weisberger.
cover imageA seat at the anchor desk of the most-watched morning show. Recognized by millions across the country, thanks in part to her flawless blond highlights and Botox-smoothed skin. An adoring husband and a Princeton-bound daughter. Peyton is that woman. She has it all. Skye, her sister, is a stay-at-home mom living in a glitzy suburb of New York. She has degrees from all the right schools and can helicopter-parent with the best of them. But Skye is different from the rest. She's looking for something real and dreams of a life beyond the PTA and pickup. Max, Peyton's bright and quirky seventeen-year-old daughter, is poised to kiss her fancy private school goodbye and head off to pursue her dreams in film. She's waited her entire life for this opportunity. One little lie. That's all it takes. For the illusions to crack. For resentments to surface. Suddenly the grass doesn't look so green. And they're left wondering: will they have what it takes to survive the truth?

The bone maker [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Sarah Beth Durst.
cover imageTwenty-five years ago, five heroes risked their lives to defeat the bone maker Eklor, a corrupt magician who created an inhuman army using animal bones. Victory came at a tragic price: only four of the heroes survived. Since then, Kreya, the group's leader, has exiled herself to a remote tower and devoted herself to one purpose: resurrecting her dead husband. But such a task requires both a cache of human bones and a sacrifice. Defying the laws of the land exposes a terrible possibility. Maybe the dead don't rest in peace after all.

Spellmaker [sound recording (CD)] / Charlie N. Holmberg.
cover imageEngland, 1895. Forced to marry an elite magic user to escape jail for being an unregistered spellbreaker, Elsie Camden seeks to thwart the plans of England's most devious criminal, if she can find them.

The death of Sitting Bear [sound recording (CD)] : new and selected poems / N. Scott Momaday.
cover imageSpanning nearly fifty years, the poems gathered here illuminate the human condition, Momaday's connection to his Kiowa roots, and his spiritual relationship to the American landscape.

Acts of desperation [sound recording (CD)]/ Megan Nolan.
cover imageWhen an unnamed narrator meets a magnetic writer named Ciaran and falls, against her better judgment, completely in his power, he abruptly rejects her, sending her into a tailspin of jealousy. If he ever comes back to her, she resolves to hang onto him and his love at all costs, even if it destroys her.

Winterdance [sound recording (CD)] : the fine madness of running the Iditarod / Gary Paulsen.
cover imageFueled by a passion for running dogs, Gary Paulsen entered the Iditarod--the eleven hundred and eighty mile sled-dog race through the Alaskan wilderness--in dangerous ignorance and with a fierce determination. For seventeen days, he and his team of dogs endured blinding wind, snowstorms, frostbite, dogfights, moose attacks, sleeplessness, hallucinations--and the relentless push to go on.

Black buck [sound recording (CD)] / a novel by Mateo Askaripour.
cover imageDarren takes a job at a tech startup where, as the company's only Black employee, he tries to reimagine himself as a ruthless salesman but soon hatches a plan to help people of color infiltrate America's sales force.

A million aunties [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Alecia McKenzie.
cover imageAfter a personal tragedy upends his world, American-born artist Chris travels to his mother's homeland in the Caribbean hoping to find some peace and tranquility. He plans to spend his time painting in solitude and coming to terms with his recent loss and his fractured relationship with his father. Instead, he discovers a new extended and complicated "family," with their own startling stories, including a love triangle.

The children's blizzard [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Melanie Benjamin.
cover imageThe morning of January 12, 1888, was unusually mild, following a punishing cold spell. It was warm enough for the homesteaders of the Dakota territory to venture out again, and for their children to return to school without their heavy coats, leaving them unprepared when disaster struck. At just the hour when most prairie schools were letting out for the day, a terrifying, fast-moving blizzard blew in without warning. Schoolteachers as young as sixteen were suddenly faced with life and death decisions: keep the children inside, to risk freezing to death when fuel ran out, or send them home, praying they wouldn't get lost in the storm? Based on actual oral histories of survivors, this gripping novel follows the stories of Raina and Gerda Olsen, two sisters, both schoolteachers, one who becomes a hero of the storm, and one who finds herself ostracized in the aftermath.

Truly like lightning [sound recording (CD)] / David Duchovny.
cover imageFor the past twenty years, Bronson Powers, former Hollywood stuntman and converted Mormon, has been homesteading deep in the desert outside Joshua Tree with his three wives and ten children. Bronson and his wives, Yalulah, Mary, and Jackie, have been raising their family away from the corruption and evil of the modern world. Their insular existence is upended when a young developer Maya Abbadessa stumbles upon their land. Hoping to make a profit, she crafts a wager with the family that sets in motion a deadly chain of events. Maya, threatening to report the family to social services, convinces them to enter three of their children into a nearby public school. Bronson and his wives agree that if Maya can prove that the kids do better in town than in their home, they will sell her a chunk of their priceless plot of land. Suddenly confronted with all the complications of the 21st century that they tried to keep away, the Prowers's must reckon with their lifestyle as they try to save it.

Fugitive telemetry [sound recording (CD)] / Martha Wells.
cover imageWhen Murderbot discovers a dead body on Preservation Station, it knows it is going to have to assist station security to determine who the body is (was), how they were killed (that should be relatively straightforward, at least), and why (because apparently that matters to a lot of people ? who knew?) Yes, the unthinkable is about to happen: Murderbot must voluntarily speak to humans, again.

All you can ever know [sound recording (CD)] / Nicole Chung.
cover imageNicole Chung was born severely premature, placed for adoption by her Korean parents, and raised by a white family in a sheltered Oregon town. From childhood, she heard the story of her adoption as a comforting, prepackaged myth. She believed that her biological parents had made the ultimate sacrifice in the hope of giving her a better life, that forever feeling slightly out of place was her fate as a transracial adoptee. But as Nicole grew up; facing prejudice her adoptive family couldn't see, finding her identity as an Asian American and as a writer, becoming ever more curious about where she came from, she wondered if the story she'd been told was the whole truth.

Madam Speaker [sound recording (CD)] : Nancy Pelosi and the lessons of power / Susan Page.
cover imageThis definitive biography of one of the most powerful women in American political history features exclusive interviews with Pelosi and those who know her best, revealing her life and indelible impact on politics. The battle between Trump and Pelosi, chronicled in this book with behind-the-scenes details and revelations, stands to be the titanic political struggle of our time.

Good company [sound recording (CD)] / Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney.
cover image"Flora Mancini has been happily married for more than twenty years. But everything she thought she knew about herself, her marriage, and her relationship with her best friend, Margot, is upended when she stumbles upon an envelope containing her husband's wedding ring, the one he claimed he lost one summer when their daughter, Ruby, was five. Flora and Julian struggled for years, scraping together just enough acting work to raise Ruby in Manhattan and keep Julian's small theater company, Good Company, afloat. A move to Los Angeles brought their first real career successes, a chance to breathe easier, and a reunion with Margot, now a bona fide television star. But has their new life been built on lies? What happened that summer all those years ago? And what happens now?" --From container.

The black friend [sound recording (CD)] : on being a better white person / Frederick Joseph.
cover imageWriting from the perspective of a friend, Frederick Joseph offers candid reflections on his own experiences with racism and conversations with prominent artists and activists about theirs, creating an essential read for white people who are committed anti-racists and those newly come to the cause of racial justice.

Do no harm [sound recording (CD)] / Christina McDonald.
cover imageEmma loves her life. She's the mother of a precocious kindergartener, married to her soulmate, a loyal and loving police detective, and has a rewarding career as a doctor at the local hospital. But everything comes crashing down when her son, Josh, is diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Determined to save him, Emma makes the risky decision to sell opioids to fund the life-saving treatment he needs. But when somebody ends up dead, a lethal game of cat and mouse ensues, her own husband leading the chase. With her son's life hanging in the balance, Emma is dragged into the dark world of drugs, lies, and murder. Will the truth catch up to her before she can save Josh?

Rolling in the deep [sound recording (CD)] / Mira Grant.
cover imageAmbitious young scientist Victoria Stewart this is a voyage to uncover the fate of the sister she lost. Whatever the truth may be, it will only be found below the waves.

One got away [sound recording (CD)] / S. A. Lelchuk.
cover imageNikki Griffin, a private investigator when she isn't running her small bookstore, is on a case. The matriarch of one of the wealthiest San Francisco families has been defrauded by a con man, and her furious son enlists Nikki to find the money. And find the con man. Nikki isn't a fan of men who hurt women. Her secret mission, born of revenge and trauma, is to do everything she can to remove women from dangerous situations, and to punish the men responsible. As Nikki follows the trail toward the con man, she realizes that no one involved is telling her the whole truth. When the case overlaps with her attempt to protect a woman in trouble, and Nikki₂s own life is put in danger, Nikki has to make terrible choices about who to save, and how to keep herself alive.

Gardening hacks [sound recording (CD] / Jon VanZile.
cover imageMake your garden flourish with these 300 easy and inexpensive gardening hacks to help your plants blossom. Perfect for any green thumbs, first-time horticulturalists, or reluctant gardeners!

Red, white, and whole [sound recording (CD)] / Rajani LaRocca.
cover imageAs her school's only Indian American student, Reha feels torn between worlds. Then Reha finds out that her mother is sick. She'll finally be the perfect daughter, if it means saving her mom's life.

Lost in Paris [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Elizabeth Thompson.
cover imageHannah's life comes crashing down when she arrives at her flat to find her mother, Marla, waiting for her. Marla's brought two things with her: a black eye from her ex-boyfriend and an envelope, which contains a deed to an apartment in Paris, an old key, and newspaper clippings about the death of a famous writer. Hannah, wary of her mother's motives, reluctantly agrees to accompany her to Paris, where against all odds, they discover great-grandma Ivy's apartment frozen in 1940 and covered in dust.

Persist [sound recording (CD)] / Elizabeth Warren.
cover image2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren writes about six perspectives that have influenced her life and advocacy: being a mother, a teacher, a planner, a fighter, a learner, and a woman.

Sooley [sound recording on (CD)] / John Grisham.
cover imageIn the summer of his seventeenth year, Samuel "Sooley" Sooleymon gets the chance of a lifetime: a trip to the United States with his South Sudanese teammates to play in a showcase basketball tournament. He has never been away from home, nor has he ever been on an airplane. The opportunity to be scouted by dozens of college coaches is a dream come true. During the tournament, Samuel receives devastating news from home: A civil war is raging across South Sudan, and rebel troops have ransacked his village. His father is dead, his sister is missing, and his mother and two younger brothers are in a refugee camp.

Hour of the witch [sound recording (CD)] / Chris Bohjalian.
cover imageBoston, 1662. Mary Deerfield is twenty-four-years-old. Her skin is porcelain, her eyes delft blue, and in England she might have had many suitors. But here in The New World, amid this community of saints, Mary is the second wife of Thomas Deerfield, a man as cruel as he is powerful. When Thomas, prone to drunken rage, drives a three-tined fork into the back of Mary's hand, she resolves that she must divorce him to save her life. But in a world where every neighbor is watching for signs of the devil, Mary soon finds herself the object of suspicion and rumor. When tainted objects are discovered buried in Mary's garden, when a boy she has treated with herbs and simples dies, and when their servant girl runs screaming in fright from her home, Mary must fight not only to escape her marriage, but also the gallows.

The last thing he told me [sound recording on (CD)] : a novel / Laura Dave.
cover imageA gripping mystery about a woman who thinks she's found the love of her life until he disappears. Before Owen Michaels disappears, he smuggles a note to his beloved wife of one year: Protect her. Despite her confusion and fear, Hannah Hall knows exactly to whom the note refers—Owen's sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey. Bailey, who lost her mother tragically as a child. Bailey, who wants absolutely nothing to do with her new stepmother. As Hannah's increasingly desperate calls to Owen go unanswered, as the FBI arrests Owen's boss, as a US marshal and federal agents arrive at her Sausalito home unannounced, Hannah quickly realizes her husband isn't who he said he was. And that Bailey just may hold the key to figuring out Owen's true identity and why he really disappeared. Hannah and Bailey set out to discover the truth. But as they start putting together the pieces of Owen's past, they soon realize they're also building a new future one neither of them could have anticipated. With its breakneck pacing, dizzying plot twists, and evocative family drama, "The last thing he told me" is a riveting mystery, certain to shock you with its final, heartbreaking turn.

That summer [sound recording on (CD)] : a novel / Jennifer Weiner.
cover image"Daisy Shoemaker can't sleep. With a thriving cooking business, full schedule of volunteer work, and a beautiful home in the Philadelphia suburbs, she should be content. But her teenage daughter is rebelling, her husband can be distant, her work can feel trivial, and she's lost the only real friend she's ever had. Still, Daisy knows she's got it good. So why is she up all night? As Daisy starts receiving misdirected emails meant for a woman named Diana Starling, whose address is just one punctuation mark off, she imagines a more glamorous single-lady life, miles away from her own. While Daisy's driving carpools, Diana is traveling the world. While Daisy's making dinner, Diana's making plans to reorganize corporations. An apology leads to an invitation, and the two women meet and become friends. But, as they get closer, we learn that their connection was not completely accidental. Who is Diana, and what does she want with Daisy? From the manicured Main Line of Philadelphia to the wild beaches of the Outer Cape, Jennifer Weiner's vibrant wit and brilliant observations bring to life the story of two strangers who find they can only move forward with their lives by confronting their shared past"--Back cover.

The elephant of Belfast [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / S. Kirk Walsh.
cover imageIn April 1941, as the German Blitzkrieg rained down 674 bombs on Belfast over five hours, zookeeper Hettie Quin fights to save Violet, an orphaned Indian elephant, and the two must depend on each other for survival and solace. A complicated and beguiling portrait of hope and resilience -- and how love can sustain us during the darkest moments of our lives.

The Barbizon [sound recording (CD)] : the hotel that set women free / Paulina Bren.
cover image"The Barbizon tells the story of New York's most glamorous women-only hotel, and the women-both famous and ordinary-who passed through its doors. World War I had liberated women from home and hearth, setting them on the path to political enfranchisement and gainful employment. Arriving in New York to work in the dazzling new skyscrapers, they did not want to stay in uncomfortable boarding houses; they wanted what men already had-exclusive residential hotels that catered to their needs, with daily maid service, cultural programs, workout rooms, and private dining. The Barbizon would become the most famous residential hotel of them all, welcoming everyone from aspiring actresses, dancers, and fashion models to seamstresses, secretaries, and nurses. The Barbizon's residents read like a who's who: Titanic survivor Molly Brown; actresses Rita Hayworth, Joan Crawford, Grace Kelly, Tippi Hedron, Liza Minelli, Ali McGraw, Jaclyn Smith, and Phylicia Rashad; writers Sylvia Plath, Joan Didion, Diane Johnson, Gael Greene, and Meg Wolitzer; and so many more. But before they were household names, they were among the young women arriving at the Barbizon with a suitcase, and hope. Beautifully written and impeccably researched, The Barbizon weaves together a tale that has, until now, never been told. It is an epic story of women's ambition in the 20th century. The Barbizon Hotel offered its residents a room of their own and air to breathe, unfettered from family obligations and expectations. It gave women a chance to remake themselves however they pleased. No place had existed like it before, or has since" -- Provided by publisher.

The final revival of Opal & Nev [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Dawnie Walton.
cover image"Opal is a fiercely independent young woman pushing against the grain in her style and attitude, Afro-punk before that term existed. Coming of age in Detroit, she can't imagine settling for a 9-to-5 job, despite her unusual looks, Opal believes she can be a star. So when the aspiring British singer/songwriter Neville Charles discovers her at a bar's amateur night, she takes him up on his offer to make rock music together for the fledgling Rivington Records. In early seventies New York City, just as she's finding her niche as part of a flamboyant and funky creative scene, a rival band signed to her label brandishes a Confederate flag at a promotional concert. Opal's bold protest and the violence that ensues set off a chain of events that will not only change the lives of those she loves, but also be a deadly reminder that repercussions are always harsher for women, especially black women, who dare to speak their truth. Decades later, as Opal considers a 2016 reunion with Nev, music journalist S. Sunny Shelton seizes the chance to curate an oral history about her idols. Sunny thought she knew most of the stories leading up to the cult duo's most politicized chapter. But as her interviews dig deeper, a nasty new allegation from an unexpected source threatens to blow up everything." -- Provided by publisher.

Not dark yet [sound recording (CD)] : a DCI Banks novel / Peter Robinson.
cover imageWhen property developer Connor Clive Blaydon is found dead, Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and his Yorkshire team dive into the investigation. As luck would have it, someone had installed a cache of spy-cams all around his luxurious home. The team hope that they'll find answers, and the culprit, among the video recordings. Instead of discovering Connor's murderer, however, the grainy and blurred footage reveals another crime: a brutal rape. If they can discover the woman's identity, it could lead to more than justice for the victim; it could change everything the police think they know about Connor and why anyone would want him dead.

On the house [sound recording (CD)] : a Washington memoir / John Boehner.
cover imageFormer Speaker of the House John Boehner shares colorful tales from the halls of power, the smoke-filled rooms around the halls of power, and his fabled tour bus.

Animal instinct [sound recording (CD)] / David Rosenfelt.
cover imageThe K Team is back in the second installment in this spinoff series from bestselling author David Rosenfelt's beloved Andy Carpenter mysteries. Corey Douglas and his K-9 partner, a German shepherd named Simon Garfunkel, are recently retired police officers turned private investigators. Along with fellow former cop Laurie Collins and her investigating partner, Marcus, they call themselves the K Team, in honor of Simon. The K Team's latest case - a recent unsolved murder - gives Corey a chance to solve "the one that got away". Corey knew the murder victim from his time on the force, when he was unable to protect her in a domestic dispute. Now, he is convinced the same abusive boyfriend is responsible for her murder. With some help from Laurie's lawyer husband, Andy Carpenter, the K Team is determined to prove what the police could not, no matter the cost. What they uncover is much more sinister than they could have imagined.

The good sister [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Sally Hepworth.
cover image"From the outside, everyone might think Fern and Rose are as close as twin sisters can be: Rose is the responsible one, with a home and a husband and a fierce desire to become a mother. Fern is the quirky one, the free spirit, the librarian who avoids social interaction and whom the world might just describe as truly odd. But the sisters are devoted to one another and Rose has always been Fern's protector from the time they were small. Fern needed protecting because their mother was a true sociopath who hid her true nature from the world, and only Rose could see it. Fern always saw the good in everyone. Years ago, Fern did something very, very bad. And Rose has never told a soul. When Fern decides to help her sister achieve her heart's desire of having a baby, Rose realizes with growing horror that Fern might make choices that can only have a terrible outcome. What Rose doesn't realize is that Fern is growing more and more aware of the secrets Rose, herself, is keeping. And that their mother might have the last word after all."-- Provided by publisher.

The night always comes [sound recording (CD)] / Willy Vlautin.
cover image"Award-winning author Willy Vlautin explores the impact of trickle-down greed and opportunism of gentrification on ordinary lives in this scorching novel that captures the plight of a young woman pushed to the edge as she fights to secure a stable future for herself and her family." -- Provided by publisher.

Beeswing [sound recording (CD)] : losing my way and finding my voice 1967-1975 / Richard Thompson.
cover imageMusic legend Richard Thompson, who established the genre of British folk rock, re-creates the spirit of the 1960s as he reflects on his early years performing with the greats in an era of change and creativity.

World travel [sound recording (CD)] : an irreverent guide / Anthony Bourdain and Laurie Woolever.
cover imageA life of experience is collected into an entertaining, practical, fun and frank travel guide that gives listeners an introduction to some of Anthony Bourdain's favorite places. Supplementing Bourdain's words are a handful of essays by friends, colleagues, and family that tell even deeper stories about a place, including sardonic accounts of traveling with Bourdain by his brother, Chris; a guide to Chicago's best cheap eats by legendary music producer Steve Albini, and more.

Caul baby [sound recording (CD)] / Morgan Jerkins.
cover imageLaila desperately wants to become a mother, but each of her previous pregnancies has ended in heartbreak. This time has to be different, so she turns to the Melancons, an old and powerful Harlem family known for their caul, a precious layer of skin that is the secret source of their healing power. When a deal for Laila to acquire a piece of caul falls through, she is heartbroken, but when the child is stillborn, she is overcome with grief and rage. What she doesn't know is that a baby will soon be delivered in her family, by her niece, Amara, an ambitious college student, and delivered to the Melancons to raise as one of their own. Hallow is special: she's born with a caul, and their matriarch, Maman, predicts the girl will restore the family's prosperity. As the Melancons' thirst to maintain their status grows, Amara, now a successful lawyer running for district attorney, looks for a way to avenge her longstanding grudge against the family.

Meditations for breaking the habit of being yourself [sound recording (CD)] / Dr. Joe Dispenza.
cover imageThis mental-rehearsal CD set, the four-week guided-meditation companion program to Dr. Joe Dispenza's book Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, is designed to move you from the analytical Beta brain-wave state to the state of Alpha, and develop your ability to sustain coherent brain-wave patterns. By placing your awareness on different parts of your body "in space" and on "the space around your body," as instructed by Dr. Joe, you are altering your brain so that you enter into the operating system of your subconscious mind--where unwanted habits and programs exist. The objective is to learn to stay present and make meditation a skill.

Mother may I [sound recording (CD)] / by Joshilyn Jackson.
cover imageGrowing up poor in rural Georgia, Bree Cabbat's single mother warned her that the world was a dark and scary place. Bree rejected her mother's fearful outlook, and life has proved her right. Marrying into a family with wealth, power, and connections, Bree has all a woman could ever dream: a loving lawyer husband, two talented young teenage daughters, a new baby boy, a gorgeous home, and every opportunity in the world - until the day Bree awakens and sees a witch peering into her bedroom window, an old gray-haired woman all dressed in black who vanishes as quickly as she appears.

Every day is a gift [sound recording (CD)] : a memoir / Tammy Duckworth.
cover imageIn 2004, an Iraqi grenade blew through the cockpit of Tammy Duckworth's US Army Black Hawk helicopter. The explosion, which destroyed her legs and mangled her right arm, was a turning point in her life. But, as Duckworth shows in this memoir, that moment was just one in a lifetime of extraordinary turns.

Second first impressions [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Sally Thorne.
cover image"Position Vacant: Two old women residing at Providence Retirement Villa seek male assistant for casual exploitation and good-natured humiliation. The salary is generous, how hard could the job be?" Well, none have lasted longer than a week. Most boys leave in tears. Ruthie Midona works in Providence's front office, and if she can run the place well, she has a shot at being the new manager. Then Teddy Prescott arrives in town. Ruthie knows how this sweetly selfish rich boy can earn his keep-and be out of her hair in under a week. After all, there is a position vacant..." -- from container.

The nature of oaks [sound recording on (CD)] : the rich ecology of our most essential native trees / Douglas W. Tallamy.
cover imageDouglas Tallamy illuminates and celebrates the wonders that occur right in our own backyards. He also shares practical advice about how to plant and care for an oak, and information about the best oak species for your area.

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