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Red lily [sound recording (CD)] / Nora Roberts.
cover imageThe conclusion to Roberts' In The Garden Series finds Hayley Phillips and her daughter Lily in Memphis. As Hayley begins working for her cousin Roz, she develops an overwhelmingly strong attraction to Roz's son, Harper. Disgusted and fearful of this attraction, Hayley tries to fight temptation. The surprising involvement of the Harper Bride ghost in the plot's action provides a surreal element to the story, adding curiosity and intrigue to the plot.

The answer is-- [sound recording (CD)]: reflections on my life / Alex Trebek.
cover imageIn early 2019, longtime Jeopardy! host and television icon Alex Trebek made the stunning announcement that he had been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. What followed was an incredible outpouring of love and kindness. Social media was flooded with messages of support, and the Jeopardy! studio received boxes and boxes of cards and letters offering guidance, encouragement, and prayers. A private man, Trebek had for over three decades resisted countless appeals to write a book about his life. Yet he was moved so much by all the goodwill, he felt compelled to finally share his story. In The Answer Is, Trebek combines illuminating personal anecdotes with his thoughts on a range of topics, including happiness, grief, ambition, marriage, divorce, parenthood, curiosity, spirituality, and philanthropy. Using a novel structure inspired by Jeopardy!, with each chapter title in the form of a question, Trebek also addresses the questions he is most often asked by fans of the show.

The pull of the stars [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Emma Donoghue.
cover imageIn an Ireland doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hospital in the city center, where expectant mothers who have fallen sick are quarantined into a separate ward to keep the plague at bay. Into Julia's regimented world step two outsiders, a woman doctor who is a rumored Rebel, and a teenage girl, Bridie, procured by the nuns from their orphanage as an extra set of hands. At first, this Bridie seems unschooled in life, she makes up a bed with only the rubber mat and savors the weak tea and barely edible porridge from the hospital kitchen. But in the intensity of this ward, over three brutal days, Julia and the women come together in unexpected ways.

I don't want to die poor [sound recording (CD)] / Michael Arceneaux.
cover imageFrom the New York Times bestselling author of "I can't date Jesus," comes a wry and insightful essay collection that explores the financial and emotional cost of chasing one's dreams.

The everlasting [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Katy Simpson Smith.
cover imageSpanning two thousand years, this novel follows four characters whose struggles resonate across the centuries: an early Christian child martyr, a medieval monk on crypt duty in a church, a Medici princess of Moorish descent, and a contemporary field biologist conducting an illicit affair--all searching and suffering for love in the eternal city.

Her last flight [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Beatriz Williams.
cover imageIn 1947, Janey Everett, researching the lost aviation pioneer Sam Mallory, locates a woman she thinks was once Mallory's flying partner. Soon the duel between the two women takes a heart-stopping turn.

The warning / James Patterson with Robison Wells.
cover imageA year after a nuclear explosion, Jordan and his family are finally able to return home. When it becomes clear the reactor's detonation wasn't just an accident, Jordan sets out to find the truth.

When we were Vikings [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Andrew David MacDonald.
cover imageSometimes life isn't as simple as heroes and villains. For Zelda, a twenty-one-year-old Viking enthusiast who lives with her older brother, Gert, life is best lived with some basic rules: *A smile means "thank you for doing something small that I liked." *Fist bumps and dabs = respect. *Strange people are not appreciated in her home. *Tomatoes must go in the middle of the sandwich and not get the bread wet. *Sometimes the most important things don't fit on lists. But when Zelda finds out that Gert has resorted to some questionable and dangerous methods to make enough money to keep them afloat, Zelda decides to launch her own quest. Her mission: to be legendary. It isn't long before Zelda finds herself in a battle that tests the reach of her heroism, her love for her brother, and the depth of her Viking strength.

Hitting a straight lick with a crooked stick [sound recording (CD)] / Zora Neale Hurston ; foreword by Tayari Jones ; edited with an introduction by Genevieve West.
cover imageA collection of stories about love and migration, gender and class, racism and sexism that proudly reflect African American folk culture. Brought together for the first time in one volume, they include eight of Hurston's "lost" Harlem stories, which were found in forgotten periodicals and archives.

The K Team [sound recording (CD)] / David Rosenfelt.
cover imageCorey Douglas and his K-9 partner, Simon Garfunkel, have recently retired from the police force. Not ready to give up the life yet, they come up with a proposal for fellow former cop, Laurie Carpenter, and her investigating partner, Marcus. Laurie and Marcus, who help out Laurie's lawyer husband Andy on cases, have been chafing to jump back into investigating on their own, so they are in. They call themselves the K Team, in honor of Simon. Their first job as private investigators comes to them from Judge Henry Henderson, who's known as a very tough but fair judge, and they've all come up against him in court at one time or another. Though it's hard to believe, Judge Henderson is being blackmailed and extorted, and he doesn't want to involve the police. He needs the K Team to figure out why.

Things in jars [sound recording (CD)] / Jess Kidd.
cover imageBridie Devine, female detective extraordinaire, is confronted with the most baffling puzzle yet: the kidnapping of Christabel Berwick, secret daughter of Sir Edmund Athelstan Berwick, and a peculiar child whose reputed supernatural powers have captured the unwanted attention of collectors trading curiosities in this age of discovery. Winding her way through the labyrinthine, sooty streets of Victorian London, Bridie won't rest until she finds the young girl, even if it means unearthing a past that she'd rather keep buried. Luckily, her search is aided by an enchanting cast of characters, including a seven-foot-tall housemaid; a melancholic, tattoo-covered ghost; and an avuncular apothecary. But secrets abound in this foggy underworld where spectacle is king and nothing is quite what it seems.

A walk along the beach [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Debbie Macomber.
cover imageInseparable since the sudden loss of their mother as teenagers, Willa and Harper Lakey are perfect opposites. Quiet, demure Willa has always admired Harper's sense of fearlessness and adventure but enjoys her peaceful routine as a café owner in their quaint, coastal hometown of Oceanside, Washington. When a handsome customer shows interest in Willa, Harper urges her sister to take a chance on love, something totally out of Willa's comfort zone. But just as Willa begins to explore the possibilities, Harper receives crushing news that threatens to bring everything to a screeching halt. Though the time ahead may be trying, little do Willa and Harper know that it will bring about the most beautiful rewards.

My way to you [sound recording (CD)] / Catherine Bybee.
cover imageWhen a wildfire nearly destroys Parker Sinclair's family home, it's just one more disaster to add to her list. For the past two years, she has had the responsibility of raising her younger brother and sister after their parents' untimely deaths. Parker manages the family property, which consumes every aspect of her life. The last thing Parker needs is a mudslide destroying everything. Colin Hudson's job as a public works supervisor is to protect Parker's property from further damage. But it's a little hard when the owner of the land is a control freak. The hardworking, attractive young woman is far from the "hot mess" she claims to be. In fact, her tight grip of control is one of the things that attract him the most. It's also the hardest to crack. Now Colin's working overtime to help Parker open up her heart, trust him and let him in. As Parker and Colin work together to keep her neighborhood safe, they may just realize that sometimes it takes destruction to create something new.

Outsider [sound recording (CD)] / Linda Castillo.
cover imageChief of Police Kate Burkholder's past comes back to haunt her when she receives a call from Amish widower Adam Lengacher. While enjoying a sleigh ride with his children, he discovered a car stuck in a snowdrift and an unconscious woman inside. Kate arrives at his farm and is shocked to discover the driver is a woman she hasn't seen in ten years: fellow cop Gina Colorosa. But the reunion takes an ominous turn when Kate learns Gina is wanted for killing an undercover officer.

The lies that bind [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Emily Giffin.
cover imageA young woman falls hard for an impossibly perfect man before he disappears without a trace. It's two AM on a Saturday night in the spring of 2001, and twenty-eight-year-old Cecily Gardner sits alone in a dive bar on New York's Lower East Side, questioning her life. Feeling lonesome and homesick for the Midwest, she wonders if she'll ever make it as a reporter in the big city and whether she made a terrible mistake in breaking up with her longtime boyfriend, Matthew. As Cecily reaches for the phone to call him, she hears a guy on the barstool next to her say, 'Don't do it, you'll regret it.' Something tells her to listen to him, and over the next several hours, and shots of tequila, the two forges an unlikely connection. That should be it, they both decide the next morning, as Cecily reminds herself of the perils of a rebound relationship.

The Lost and Found Bookshop [sound recording (CD)] / Susan Wiggs.
cover imageThere is a book for everything. Somewhere in the vast Library of the Universe, as Natalie thought of it, there was a book that embodied exactly the things she was worried about. In the wake of a shocking tragedy, Natalie Harper inherits her mother's charming but financially strapped bookshop in San Francisco. She also becomes a caretaker for her ailing grandfather Andrew, her only living relative, not counting her scoundrel father. But the gruff, deeply kind Andrew has begun displaying signs of decline. Natalie thinks it's best to move him to an assisted living facility to ensure the care he needs. To pay for it, she plans to close the bookstore and sell the derelict but valuable building on historic Perdita Street, which is in need of constant fixing. There's only one problem, Grandpa Andrew owns the building and refuses to sell. Natalie adores her grandfather; she'll do whatever it takes to make his final years happy.

Mrs. Lincoln's sisters [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Jennifer Chiaverini.
cover imageElizabeth Todd Edwards reels from news that her sister Mary, widow of President Lincoln, has attempted suicide. If Mary's sisters can put past grievances aside, will their love be powerful enough to save her?

The Fifth Avenue story society [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Rachel Hauck.
cover imageThis Story Society isn't about writing. It's about the lives of the people sitting in the chairs. All the members of the Story Society are broken, and they've found community in sharing their stories with one another. With the arrival of Jett, things begin to shift, and the Society members must confront the secrets they wish they didn't have to tell anyone.

Half Moon Bay [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman.
cover imageDeputy Coroner Clay Edison has his hands full. He's got a new baby who won't sleep. He's working the graveyard shift. And he's trying, for once, to mind his own business. Then comes the call. Workers demolishing a local park have made a haunting discovery: the decades-old skeleton of a child. But whose? And how did it get there? No sooner has Clay begun to investigate than he receives a second call, this one from a local businessman, wondering if the body could belong to his sister. She went missing fifty years ago, the man says. Or at least I think she did. It's a little complicated. And things only get stranger from there. Clay's relentless search for answers will unearth a history of violence and secrets, revolution, and betrayal. Because in this town, the past isn't dead. It isn't even past. It's very much alive. And it can kill.

The only good Indians [sound recording (CD)] / Stephen Graham Jones.
cover imageFour American Indian men from the Blackfeet Nation, who were childhood friends, find themselves in a desperate struggle for their lives, against an entity that wants to exact revenge upon them for what they did during an elk hunt ten years earlier by killing them, their families, and friends.

War storm [sound recording (CD)] / Victoria Aveyard.
cover imageMare and her Scarlet Guard had nearly triumphed over the oppressive Silvers and the wicked King Maven when Cal's betrayal sent Mare reeling. Now with the Scarlet Guard at her back, Mare is determined to destroy the Silver world once and for all--starting with Maven.

Glass sword [sound recording (CD)] / Victoria Aveyard.
cover imageMare Barrow's blood is red, the color of common folk, but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince, the friend, who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

King's cage [sound recording (CD)]/ Victoria Aveyard.
cover imageWith Mare powerless as a prisoner of Maven Calore, the boy she once loved, her rebel Reds continue to organize and train as they prepare for war, while exiled prince Cal sets out to rescue Maven from captivity.

The wicked king [sound recording (CD)] / Holly Black.
cover imageJude must keep her younger brother safe and to do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Cardan does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains strong. Someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves. She must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.

The queen of nothing [sound recording (CD)] / Holly Black.
cover imagePower is much easier to acquire than it is to hold onto. Jude learned this lesson when she released her control over the wicked king, Cardan, in exchange for immeasurable power. Now as the exiled mortal Queen of Faerie, Jude is powerless and left reeling from Cardan's betrayal. She bides her time, determined to reclaim everything he took from her. Opportunity arrives in the form of her twin sister, Taryn, whose mortal life is in peril.

Akata witch [sound recording (CD)]/ Nnedi Okorafor.
cover image"Affectionately dubbed 'the Nigerian Harry Potter, ' Akata Witch weaves together a heart-pounding tale of magic, mystery, and finding one's place in the world. Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she's albino. She's a terrific athlete, but can't go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits in. And then she discovers something amazing--she is a 'free agent' with latent magical power. Soon she's part of a quartet of magic students, studying the visible and invisible, learning to change reality. But will it be enough to help them when they are asked to catch a career criminal who knows magic too?"--Amazon.

Akata warrior [sound recording(CD)]/ Nnedi Okorafor.
cover imageA year ago, Sunny Nwazue, an American born Nigerian girl, was inducted into the secret Leopard Society. As she began to develop her magical powers, Sunny learned that she had been chosen to lead a dangerous mission to avert an apocalypse, brought about by the terrifying masquerade, Ekwensu. Now, stronger, feistier, and a bit older, Sunny is studying with her mentor Sugar Cream and struggling to unlock the secrets in her strange Nsibidi book. Eventually, Sunny knows she must confront her destiny.

The Mueller report [sound recording (CD)]/ presented with related materials by The Washingon Post ; introduction and analysis by reporters Rosalind S. Helderman and Matt Zapotosky ; with reporters Sari Horwitz and Marc Fisher.
cover imageRead the findings of the Special Counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, complete with accompanying analysis by the Post reporters who've covered the story from the beginning.

The best American short stories 2019 [sound recording (CD)] / edited by Anthony Doerr.
cover imagePresents a selection of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources.

Seeing darkness [sound recording (CD(] / Heather Graham.
cover imageSpecial Agent Jon Dickson of the FBI's Krewe of Hunters is on the trail of a suspected serial killer based on the scantest of clues and unreliable witness testimony.

Silence for the dead [sound recording (CD)] / by Simone St. James.
cover imageIn 1919, Kitty Weekes, pretty, resourceful, and on the run, falsifies her background to obtain a nursing position at Portis House, a remote hospital for soldiers left shell-shocked by the horrors of the Great War. Hiding the shame of their mental instability in what was once a magnificent private estate, the patients suffer from nervous attacks and tormenting dreams. But something more is going on at Portis House-its plaster is crumbling, its plumbing makes eerie noises, and strange breaths of cold waft through the empty rooms. It's known that the former occupants left abruptly, but where did they go? And why do the patients all seem to share the same nightmare, one so horrific that they dare not speak of it? Kitty finds a dangerous ally in Jack Yates, an inmate who may be a war hero, a madman or maybe both. But even as Kitty and Jack create a secret, intimate alliance to uncover the truth, disturbing revelations suggest the presence of powerful spectral forces. And when a medical catastrophe leaves them even more isolated, they must battle the menace on their own, caught in the heart of a mystery that could destroy them both.

Recipe for persuasion [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Sonali Dev.
cover imageWhen Chef Ashna Raje is asked to join a hit reality show teaming chefs with celebrities, she thinks, what's the worst that could happen? Being paired with her first love, Rico Silva, that's what. But as every minute they spend together rekindles feelings that pull them toward their disastrous past, will letting go again be another recipe for heartbreak, or a recipe for persuasion?

The jetsetters [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Amanda Eyre Ward.
cover image"When seventy-year-old Charlotte Perkins submits a sexy essay to the "Become a Jetsetter" contest, she dreams of reuniting her estranged children: Lee, an almost-famous actress; Cord, a handsome Manhattan venture capitalist who can't seem to find a bride; and Regan, a harried mother who took it all wrong when Charlotte bought her a Weight Watchers gift certificate for her birthday. Charlotte yearns for the years when her children were young and she was a single mother who meant everything to them. When she wins the cruise, the family packs all their baggage--literal and figurative--and spends ten days traveling from sun-drenched Athens through glorious Rome to tapas-laden Barcelona on an over-the-top cruise ship, the Splendido Marveloso. As lovers new and old join the adventure, long-buried secrets are revealed, and the Perkins family is forced to confront the defining choices in their lives. Can four lost adults find the peace they've been seeking by reconciling their childhood aches and coming back to each other? In the vein of The Nest and The Vacationers, Ward has created a delicious and intelligent novel about the courage it takes to reveal our true selves, the pleasures and perils of family, and how we navigate the seas of adulthood to cruise--we can only hope--toward joy"-- !cProvided by publisher.

Annie's holiday by the sea [sound recording (CD)] / Liz Eeles.
cover imageWhen 29-year-old Annie Trebarwith receives an unexpected letter from a great-aunt she's never known, she leaves her shoebox-size flat in London and catches a train to the rugged Cornish coast.

Pretty things [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Janelle Brown.
cover image"Nina once bought into the idea that her fancy liberal arts degree would lead to a fulfilling career. When that dream crashed, she turned to stealing from rich kids in L.A. alongside her wily Irish boyfriend, Lachlan. Nina learned from the best: Her mother was the original con artist, hustling to give her daughter a decent childhood despite their wayward life. But when her mom gets sick, Nina puts everything on the line to help her, even if it means running her most audacious, dangerous scam yet. Vanessa is a privileged young heiress who wanted to make her mark in the world. Instead she becomes an Instagram influencer--traveling the globe, receiving free clothes and products, and posing for pictures in exotic locales. But behind the covetable façade is a life marked by tragedy. After a broken engagement, Vanessa retreats to her family's sprawling mountain estate, Stonehaven: A mansion of dark secrets not just from Vanessa's past, but from that of a lost and troubled girl named Nina. Nina, Vanessa, and Lachlan's paths collide here, on the cold shores of Lake Tahoe, where their intertwined lives give way to a winter of aspiration and desire, duplicity and revenge. This dazzling, twisty, mesmerizing novel showcases acclaimed author Janelle Brown at her best, as two brilliant, damaged women try to survive the greatest game of deceit and destruction they will ever play"-- Provided by publisher.

Holly Banks full of angst [sound recording CD)] : a novel / Julie Valerie.
cover imageHolly Banks could not have made a worse first impression on the seemingly perfect moms in her new affluent community, the Village of Primm. Turns out wearing pink piggy pajama bottoms while dropping off her kindergartener late to the first day of school wasn't her best look. Not to mention Holly's worried her husband might be having an affair, she can't get her daughter to stop sucking her thumb, her hard-won film degree is collecting dust, and to top it all off, the power-hungry PTA president clearly has it in for her. To make matters even worse, Holly's natural eye for drama lands her smack-dab in the middle of a neighborhood mystery, right as her own crazy mother shows up in Primm 'to help.' Through it all, Holly begins to realize her neighbors may be just as flawed as, and even wackier than, she is, leaving her to wonder: Is there such a thing as a perfect mom?

Star Wars [sound recording (CD)] : the rise of Skywalker / Rae Carson.
cover imageThe Skywalker saga reaches its epic conclusion in this expanded novelization of Star Wars.

The numbers game [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Danielle Steel.
cover imageEileen Jackson was happy to set aside her own dreams to raise a family with her husband, Paul. Together they built an ordinary life in a Connecticut town, the perfect place for their kids to grow up. But when Eileen discovers that Paul's late nights in the city are hiding an affair with a younger woman, she begins to question all those years of sacrifice and compromise. On the brink of forty and wondering what she's going to do with the rest of her life, is it too late for her to start over? Ultimately, Eileen decides to chase her own dreams. She's off to Paris to attend Le Cordon Bleu cooking school. What awaits is an adventure that reinvents her life and redefines her. At every age, there are challenges to be met and new worlds to discover.

The city of brass [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / S. A. Chakraborty.
cover imageA young con artist in eighteenth century Cairo discovers she's the last descendant of a powerful family of djinn healers. With the help of an outcast immortal warrior and a rebellious prince, she must claim her magical birthright in order to prevent a war that threatens to destroy the entire djinn kingdom.

The book of lost saints [sound recording (DVD)] / Daniel José Older.
cover imageThe spirit of Marisol, who vanished during the Cuban Revolution, visits her nephew, Ramon, in modern-day New Jersey, and her presence prompts him to investigate the story of his ancestor, unaware of the forces driving him on his search.

500 miles from you [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Jenny Colgan.
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Hollywood Park [sound recording (CD)] : a memoir / Mikel Jollett.
cover imageA remarkable memoir of a tumultuous life. Mikel Jollett was born into one of the country's most infamous cults and subjected to a childhood filled with poverty, addiction, and emotional abuse. Yet, ultimately, his is a story of fierce love and family loyalty told in a raw, poetic voice that signals the emergence of a uniquely gifted writer, so begins Mikel Jollett's remarkable memoir. His story opens in an experimental commune in California, which later morphed into the Church of Synanon, one of the country's most infamous and dangerous cults. Per the leader's mandate, all children, including Jollett and his older brother, were separated from their parents when they were six months old, and handed over to the cult's "School." After spending years in what was essentially an orphanage, Mikel escaped the cult one morning with his mother and older brother. But in many ways, life outside Synanon was even harder and more erratic.

The summer house [sound recording (CD)] / James Patterson and Brendan DuBois.
cover image"When seven murder victims are found in a small town, the homicide investigation shakes a small-town sheriff to her core" -- Provided by publisher.

How to be an antiracist [sound recording (CD)] / Ibram X. Kendi.
cover imageKendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science with his own personal story of awakening to antiracism. This is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond the awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a just and equitable society.

The persuasion [sound recording (CD)] / Iris Johansen.
cover image"Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan and ex-Navy Seal Joe Quinn are about to give Seth Caleb their trust for the most important duty of his life: keeping their daughter, Jane MacGuire, safe at any cost. Because Jane's talent as an artist has brought her to the attention of a madman. Seth, Jane's longtime ally and fierce protector, is determined to keep her out of danger, but that becomes nearly impossible when Jane is forced to take matters into her own hands and confronts the man who wants her for himself, and wants Seth Caleb dead. As Jane and Seth chase down their bloodthirsty adversary, they finally commit to one another, in the culmination of the love story that fans have been waiting for. As the two come face-to-face with danger, one thing is made clear: it will take both of them working together to confront and defeat this evil." --From container

The Order [sound recording (CD)] / Daniel Silva.
cover imageGabriel Allon is called to investigate the death of Pope Paul VII, as some insiders believe the death was actually a murder after the pope found a long-suppressed gospel in the Vatican secret archives.

Hush [sound recording (CD)]/ James Patterson and Candice Fox.
cover imagePrison is a dangerous place for a former cop, as Harriet Blue is learning on a daily basis. The last person she wants to see is Deputy Police Commissioner Joe Woods, but he's ready to offer her a deal.

Pelosi [sound recording (CD)] / Molly Ball.
cover imageThe first biography of the Speaker of the House in a decade, Ball's nuanced, page-turning portrait shows Pelosi through a thoroughly modern lens, based on exclusive interviews with the Speaker and deep background reporting. Since the Democrats took back the House in the 2018 midterm elections, much of the party and the country have suddenly decided that Nancy Pelosi is not the synthesis of everything wrong, outdated, and out of touch in the Democratic Party. Suddenly, she's an icon. A hero of the women's movement. The most qualified politician to take on Donald Trump. Pelosi has been reviled by Republicans and Democrats alike for much of her long career in Washington, yet she easily retook the speakership in 2019 with the nearly unanimous support of her party.

28 summers [sound recording (CD)] / Elin Hilderbrand.
cover imageTheir secret love affair has lasted for decades, but this could be the summer that changes everything.

St. Francis Society for Wayward Pets [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Annie England Noblin.
cover imageWhen Maeve Stephens learns her birth mother has left her a house, a car, and a cat in the small town of Timber Creek, Washington, she packs up to discover the truth about her past. She arrives to the sight of a cheerful bulldog abandoned on her front porch, a reclusive neighbor, and a set of ready-made friends at the St. Francis Society for Wayward Pets. But something doesn't sit quite right with Maeve. What other secrets has her mother hidden?

The ballad of songbirds and snakes [sound recording (CD)] / Suzanne Collins.
cover imageRevisit the world of Panem sixty-four years before the events of The Hunger Games, starting on the morning of the reaping of the Tenth Hunger Games.

Hello, summer [sound recording (CD)]/ Mary Kay Andrews.
cover imageWhen the dream job she has pursued all her adult life suddenly disappears, ambitious journalist Conley Hawkins returns to her family's small-town newspaper and takes over the gossip column before witnessing a car accident that ends the life of a local war hero.

Witch's oath [sound recording (CD)]: a novella / Terry Goodkind.
cover imageRichard knew that there would be no help coming. It was all up to him to stop the threat or Kahlan would die. They all would die. Nine companions--Richard, Kahlan, the witch woman Shale and six Mord-Sith, Rikka, Vale, Cassia, Nyda, Berdine and Vika--are hunting a warlock in the waterlogged depths of the People's Palace. It will take all their skills to close on their quarry, but do any of them understand the true power of a Witch's Oath? Witch's Oath is the fourth episode in Terry Goodkind's new serial novel, The Children of D'Hara. Told in irresistibly intense instalments, this is the story of a world confronted by an apocalyptic nightmare.

Hi five [sound recording (CD)] / Joe Ide.
cover imageOne woman. Five personalities. Private eye Isaiah Quintabe is back to piece together a Newport Beach murder with an eyewitness who gives "people person" a whole new meaning.

Little women[sound recording (CD)] / Louisa May Alcott.
cover imageThe March sisters grow up amidst the turmoils, adventures, and hardships of the American Civil War. There is Meg, the eldest, plump and fair; Jo, the tomboy who longs to be a writer and fights against the constraints of her sex; Beth, shy, timid, and delicate, who brings out the protective instinct in others; and Amy, the youngest and brightest and, at least in her own estimation, the most important. The household is presided over by Mrs. March, their "Marmee," who tries to rule with kindness and to create harmony amongst her four little women.

Joy at work : [sound recording (CD)] organizing your professional life / Marie Kondo, Scott Sonenshein.
cover imageOffering stories, studies, and strategies to help you eliminate clutter, using the world-renowned KonMari Method, and based on cutting-edge research, this book will help you overcome the challenges of workplace mess; make space for work that really matters; and enjoy the productivity, success, and happiness that comes with a tidy desk and mind.

It's not all downhill from here : [sound recording (CD)] a novel / Terry McMillan.
cover image"Loretha Curry's life is full. A little crowded sometimes, but full indeed. On the eve of her sixty-eighth birthday, she has a booming beauty supply empire, a gaggle of lifelong friends, and a husband who's moves still surprise. True, she's carrying a few more pounds than she should be, but Loretha is not one of those women who thinks her best days are behind her- and she's determined to prove wrong her mother, her twin sister, and everyone else with that outdated view of aging. It's not all downhill from here. But when an unexpected loss turns her world upside down, Loretha will have to summon all her strength, resourcefulness, and determination to keep on thriving, pursue joy, heal old wounds, and chart new paths. With a little help from her friends, of course" -- Container.

Red queen [sound recording (CD)] / by Victoria Aveyard.
cover imageWhen her latent supernatural powers manifest in front of a noble court, Mare, a thief in a world divided between commoners and superhumans, is forced to assume the role of lost princess before risking everything to help a growing rebellion.

The cruel prince [sound recording (CD)] / Holly Black.
cover imageJude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King. To win a place at the Court, she must defy him-- and face the consequences.

The kingdom of copper : [sound recording (CD)] a novel / S. A. Chakraborty.
cover imageNahri's life changed forever the moment she accidentally summoned Dara, a formidable djinn. Now Nahri must forge a new path for herself and embrace her heritage. Meanwhile, Ali has been exiled for daring to defy his father. Hunted by assassins, he is forced to rely on the frightening abilities the marid have gifted him. But in doing so, he threatens to unearth a terrible secret.

The tyrant's tomb [sound recording (CD)] / Rick Riordan.
cover imageApollo's journey takes him to Camp Jupiter in the San Francisco Bay area, where the Roman demigods are preparing for a desperate last stand against the evil triumvirate of Roman emperors.

The burning maze [sound recording (CD)] / Rick Riordan.
cover imageThe formerly glorious god Apollo, cast down to Earth in punishment by Zeus, is now an awkward mortal teenager named Lester Papadopoulos. In order to regain his place on Mount Olympus, Lester must restore five Oracles that have gone dark. He has to achieve this impossible task without having any godly powers and while being duty bound to a confounding young daughter of Demeter named Meg.

Tristan Strong punches a hole in the sky [sound recording (CD)} / Kwame Mbalia.
cover imageSeventh-grader Tristan Strong feels anything but strong ever since he failed to save his best friend when they were in a bus accident together. All he has left of Eddie is the journal his friend wrote stories in. Tristan is dreading the month he's going to spend on his grandparents' farm. But on his first night there, a sticky creature shows up and steals Eddie's notebook. Tristan chases after it, and a tug-of-war ensues between them underneath a bottle tree. In a last attempt to get it away from the creature, Tristan punches the tree, accidentally ripping open a chasm into the MidPass, a volatile place with a burning sea, haunted bone ships, and iron monsters. Tristan finds himself in the middle of a battle that has left black American folk heroes John Henry and Brer Rabbit exhausted. In order to get back home, Tristan and these new allies will need to entice the god Anansi, the Weaver, to come out of hiding. Can Tristan save this world before he loses more of the things he loves?

The one and only Bob [sound recording (CD)] / Katherine Applegate.
cover imageBob sets out on a dangerous journey in search of his long-lost sister with the help of his two best friends, Ivan and Ruby. As a hurricane approaches and time is running out, Bob finds courage he never knew he had and learns the true meaning of friendship and family.

Echo Mountain [sound recording (CD)] / Lauren Wolk.
cover imageAfter the financial crash, Ellie and her family have lost nearly everything, including their home in town. Forced to start over, Ellie has found a welcome freedom, and a love of the natural world. But there is little joy, even for Ellie, as her family struggles with the aftermath of an accident that left her father in a coma. An accident for which Ellie has accepted the unearned weight of blame. Determined to help her father, Ellie will make her way to the top of the mountain in search of the healing secrets of a woman known only as 'the hag.' But the hag, and the mountain, still have many untold stories left to reveal and, with them, a fresh chance at happiness.

Cosmos : [sound recording (CD)] possible worlds / Ann Druyan.
cover imageGo on an extraordinary journey through the vast and unexplored realms of Earth and space, past and future, fact and imagination, made possible only by new technology. In coordination with the debut of the second TV season of National Geographic's Cosmos, the book travels through more than 14 billion years of cosmic evolution and into an astonishing future, helping us solve enduring mysteries of our origins and dream of an unimaginable time ahead. We meet the colorful characters who push beyond the boundaries of knowledge--both the little-known but monumental visionaries of the past and the scientists whose work is shaping our future.

Our wild calling :[sound recording (CD)] how connecting with animals can transform our lives--and save theirs / Richard Louv.
cover imageThe author shows how cultivating the powerful, mysterious, and fragile bond between humans and other animals can improve our mental, physical, and spiritual health, protect our planet, and serve as an antidote to the loneliness of our species.

To the island of tides :[sound recording (CD)] a journey to Lindisfarne / Alistair Moffat.
cover imageAlistair Moffat travels to, and through the history of, the fated island of Lindisfarne. Walking from his home in the Borders, through the historical landscape of Scotland and northern England, he takes us on a pilgrimage in the footsteps of saints and scholars, before arriving for a secular retreat on the Holy Isle.

Shakespeare for squirrels : [sound recording (CD)] a novel / Christopher Moore.
cover image"Shakespeare meets Dashiell Hammett in this wildly entertaining murder mystery from New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore -- an uproarious, hardboiled take on the Bard's most performed play, A Midsummer Night's Dream, featuring Pocket, the hero of Fool and The Serpent of Venice, along with his sidekick, Drool, and pet monkey, Jeff. Set adrift by his pirate crew, Pocket of Dog Snogging -- last seen in The Serpent of Venice -- washes up on the sun-bleached shores of Greece, where he hopes to dazzle the Duke with his comedic brilliance and become his trusted fool. But the island is in turmoil. Egeus, the Duke's minister, is furious that his daughter Hermia is determined to marry Demetrius, instead of Lysander, the man he has chosen for her. The Duke decrees that if, by the time of the wedding, Hermia still refuses to marry Lysander, she shall be executed... or consigned to a nunnery. Pocket, being Pocket, cannot help but point out that this decree is complete bollocks, and that the Duke is an egregious weasel for having even suggested it. Irritated by the fool's impudence, the Duke orders his death. With the Duke's guards in pursuit, Pocket makes a daring escape. He soon stumbles into the wooded realm of the fairy king Oberon, who, as luck would have it, IS short a fool. His jester Robin Goodfellow -- the mischievous sprite better known as Puck -- was found dead. Murdered. Oberon makes Pocket an offer he can't refuse: he will make Pocket his fool and have his death sentence lifted if Pocket finds out who killed Robin Goodfellow. But as anyone who is even vaguely aware of the Bard's most performed play ever will know, nearly every character has a motive for wanting the mischievous sprite dead. With too many suspects and too little time, Pocket must work his own kind of magic to find the truth, save his neck, and ensure that all ends well. A rollicking tale of love, magic, madness, and murder, Shakespeare for Squirrels is a Midsummer Night's noir." -- Back cover

Highfire [sound recording (CD)] / a novel, Eoin Colfer.
cover imageLaying low in the Louisiana bayou, a once-magnificent fire breather named Vern has been reduced to lighting Marlboros with nose sparks, swilling Absolut in a Flashdance t-shirt, and bingeing Netflix in a fishing shack. But when a savvy Cajun teen witnesses his boss murdered by a crooked cop, he is airlifted from danger by the dragon. Although Everett agrees to be the wyvern's familiar in exchange for protection, all three -- Vern, Everett, and officer Hooke -- are barreling toward an inevitable confrontation.

Lady Midnight [sound recording (CD)] / Cassandra Clare.
cover imageIt's been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses. Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn't lead her in treacherous directions.

Mary Toft ; or, The rabbit queen : [sound recording (CD)] a novel / Dexter Palmer.
cover image"In 1726 in the small town of Godalming, England, a young woman confounds the medical community by giving birth to dead rabbits. Surgeon John Howard is a rational man. His apprentice Zachary knows John is reluctant to believe anything that purports to exist outside the realm of logic. But even John cannot explain how or why Mary Toft, the wife of a local farmer, manages to give birth to a dead rabbit. When this singular event becomes a regular occurrence, John realizes that nothing in his experience as a village physician has prepared him to deal with a situation as disturbing as this. He writes to several preeminent surgeons in London, three of whom quickly arrive in the small town of Godalming ready to observe and opine. When Mary's plight reaches the attention of King George, Mary and her doctors are summoned to London, where Zachary experiences for the first time a world apart from his small-town existence, and is exposed to some of the darkest corners of the human soul. All the while, Mary lies in bed, waiting for another birth, as doubts begin to blossom among the surgeons and a growing group of onlookers grow impatient for another miracle..."--Publisher description.

The queen's secret : [sound recording (CD)] a novel of England's World War II queen / Karen Harper.
cover image1939. As the wife of the King George VI and the mother of the future queen, Elizabeth--"the queen mother"--shows a warm, smiling face to the world. But it's no surprise that Hitler himself calls her the "Most Dangerous Woman in Europe." For behind that soft voice and kindly demeanor is a will of steel.

The story of Arthur Truluv [sound recording (CD)] / by Elizabeth Berg.
cover image"A moving novel about three people who have lost the person they love most, and must find their way back to happiness. Arthur, a widower, meets Maddy, an angry and friendless teenage girl, while visiting his late wife at the cemetery, where he goes every day for lunch. Against all odds, the two strike up a friendship that pulls them out of a serious rut. They band together with Arthur's nosy neighbor Lucille, to create lives that are truly worth living. Proving that life's most precious moments are sweeter when shared, they go from strangers, to friends, to an untraditional but loving family"-- Provided by publisher.

Coconut layer cake murder [sound recording (CD)] / by Joanne Fluke.
cover imageRacing home to wintry Minnesota when her sister's boyfriend, Detective Lonnie Murphy, is implicated in a murder case, Hannah struggles with Lonnie's foggy memory about driving the victim home.

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