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  • Kathleen Rooney

    'Between author Rooney's story and narrator Xe Sands's craftsmanship, this Walk will sweep listeners off their feet...Through Sands we feel the force of Lillian's personality — with all its drive, wit, and grace — as well as the counterforces that want to constrain it.' — AudioFile Magazine Fall 2016 Library Journal Editors' Pick “In my reckless and undiscouraged youth,” Lillian Boxfish writes, “I worked in a walnut-paneled office thirteen floors above West Thirty-Fifth Street…” She took 1930s New York by storm, working her way up writing copy for R.H. Macy’s to become the highest paid advertising woman in the country. It was a job that, she says, “in some ways...read more

  • Kira Brady

    To save her world, one woman's fierce quest will put her upagainst an ancient evil-and a desire too dangerous to deny. She is betrothed to Seattle's most feared shifter clanleader. Still, the Lady Lucia can never be the dainty aristocratic wife EmoryCorbette thinks he needs. And as a malevolent, all-consuming monster plots totake hold of their shattered world, Lucia will risk her untapped powers todefeat it-and challenge the Raven King's seductive rule. No one in Emory's many lifetimes has ever defied him.Lucia's courage and strength are shaking his iron control to its core ... andmaking him hungry for all she can give. But their only hope is a wrenchingsacrifice that could unite humans...read more

  • Stacey D\'Erasmo

    Anna Brundage is a rock star. She is tall and sexy, with apowerhouse voice and an unforgettable mane of red hair. She came out ofnowhere, an immediate indie sensation. And then, life happened. Anna went down as fast as she went up and then walked offthe scene for seven years. Without a record deal or clamoring fans, she sells apiece of her famous father's art to finance just one more album and a Europeancomeback tour. Anna is forty-four. This may be her last chance to cementher place in the life she chose, the life she struggled for, the life she's notsure she can sustain. She falls back easily into the ways of the road-sex withstrangers, the search for the perfect moment onstage. To see...read more

  • Helen Rappaport

    A New York Times Bestseller for 12 weeks! 'Helen Rappaport paints a compelling portrait of the doomed grand duchesses.' -People magazine 'The public spoke of the sisters in a gentile, superficial manner, but Rappaport captures sections of letters and diary entries to showcase the sisters' thoughtfulness and intelligence.' -Publishers Weekly (starred review) They were the Princess Dianas of their day-perhaps the most photographed and talked about young royals of the early twentieth century. The four captivating Russian Grand Duchesses-Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia Romanov-were much admired for their happy dispositions, their looks, the clothes they wore and their privileged...read more

  • Julia Keller

    #3 in Bell Elkins High summer in Acker's Gap, West Virginia—but no one's enjoying the rugged natural landscape. Not while a killer stalks the small town and its hard-luck inhabitants. County prosecutor Bell Elkins and Sheriff Nick Fogelsong are stymied by a murderer who seems to come and go like smoke on the mountain. At the same time, Bell must deal with the return from prison of her sister, Shirley—who, like Bell, carries the indelible scars of a savage past.In Summer of the Dead, the third Julia Keller mystery chronicling the journey of Bell Elkins and her return to her Appalachian hometown, we also meet Lindy Crabtree—a coal miner's daughter with dark secrets of her own,...read more

  • Anne Stuart

    Sophie Russell was once society’s darling. But after the disgrace and death of her father, she now finds all doors firmly shut to her—including those of her family home. To discover the secrets now hidden within its beloved walls, she’ll pose as a cook and spy on the estate’s new owner, a broodingly handsome viscount, who may have schemed against the Russells. Instead of dishing up the truth, the viscount tempts Sophie with delicacies of his own.… Viscount Griffiths suspects that there is more to his new cook than meets the eye—especially since it was a mistress he hired sight unseen, not a cook. With the hope that her passion in the kitchen will extend to his bedchamber, he...read more

  • Hank Phillippi Ryan

    Truth Be Told, part of the bestselling Jane Ryland and Jake Brogan series by Agatha, Anthony, Mary Higgins Clark, and Macavity Award-winning author Hank Phillippi Ryan, begins with tragedy: a middle-class family evicted from their suburban home. In digging up the facts on this heartbreaking story-and on other foreclosures- reporter Ryland soon learns the truth behind a big-bucks scheme and the surprising players who will stop at nothing, including murder, to keep their goal a secret. Turns out, there's more than one way to rob a bank. Boston police detective Jake Brogan has a liar on his hands. A man has just confessed to the famous twenty-year-old Lilac Sunday killing, and while Jake's...read more

  • Michael Palmer

    TRAUMA Prepare to be hooked from page one of this shock-inducing medical thriller from New York Times bestselling author Michael Palmer and his son, acclaimed suspense novelist Daniel Palmer. Dr. Carrie Bryant is a much-admired neurosurgical resident at an esteemed Boston hospital. When the relentless pace of her residency leads to a life-shattering error, Carrie loses her confidence-and decides to quit her residency and move back home. Her new life's purpose: To help her combat-vet brother, Adam, recover from a crippling case of post-traumatic stress disorder. "A unique novel that shows the strength of both authors' work."-Mystery Scene The experimental program at the VA Medical...read more

  • Meg Wolitzer

    Crackling with intelligence and humor, The Position is the masterful story of one extraordinary family at the hilarious height of the sexual revolution—and through the thirty-year hangover that followed. In 1975 Paul and Roz Mellow wrote a bestselling Joy of Sex–type book that mortified their four school-aged children and ultimately changed the shape of the family forever. Thirty years later, as the now dispersed family members argue over whether to reissue the book, we follow the complicated lives of each of the grown children and their conflicts in love, work, marriage, parenting, and, of course, sex—all shadowed by the indelible specter of their highly sexualized...read more

  • Lynne Branard

    A moving and eloquent novel about love, grief, renewal-and the powerful language of flowers. Ruby Jewell knows flowers. In her twenty years as a florist she has stood behind the counter at the Flower Shoppe with her faithful dog, Clementine, resting at her feet. A customer can walk in, and with just a glance or a few words, Ruby can throw together the perfect arrangement for any occasion. Whether intended to rekindle a romance, mark a celebration, offer sympathy, or heal a broken heart, her expressive floral designs mark the moments and milestones in the lives of her neighbors. It's as though she knows just what they want to say, just what they need. Yet Ruby's own heart's desires...read more

  • Dr. Laura Markham

    Most parenting books focus on changing a child's behaviour, but the truth is that children only change when their relationship with their parents changes. In Calm Parents, Happy Kids, Dr Laura Markham introduces an approach to parenting that eliminates threats, power struggles and manipulation, in favour of setting limits with empathy and communication. Bringing together the latest research in brain development with a focus on emotional awareness (for both parents and children), it will appeal to all parents who don’t want to force their children into compliance and lose their temper, but want to keep calm and help their children want to...read more

  • Erika Morrison

    Break from the norm. Recover your identity. Express your creativity. Contemporary Christianity seems to be suffering from an epidemic of sameness, uniformity, and monotony. Those trapped inside are often afraid to step beyond established norms and express their creativity, and those on the outside often see little that attracts them. Yet God, out of the abundance of his own creative force, made each one of us unique, peculiar, and irreplaceable. So why so much pressure to conform? Bandersnatch* explores this intersection of disillusionment by inviting listeners on a journey of liberation. It’s organized around four creative terms viewed through the life of Jesus: avant-garde,...read more

  • Hank Phillippi Ryan

    What You See: another thrilling installment in Hank Phillippi Ryan's award-winning Jane Ryland mystery series. Why would a father abduct his own child? A wedding is planned in Jane Ryland's family, but there's a disaster instead. Nine-year-old Gracie-supposed to be the flower girl-has been taken by her stepdad. Where are they? Is the girl in danger? Reporter Jane Ryland learns there's a limit to the bonds of family-and learns to her peril what happens when loved ones are pushed too far. Meanwhile, Detective Jake Brogan's got a doozy of a case. At Boston's historic Faneuil Hall, a man is stabbed to death in front of a crowd of tourists snapping photos of the murder on their cell phones....read more

  • Abby Geni

    In The Lightkeepers, we follow Miranda, a nature photographer who travels to the Farallon Islands, an exotic and dangerous archipelago off the coast of California, for a one-year residency capturing the landscape. Her only companions are the scientists studying there, odd and quirky refugees from the mainland living in rustic conditions; they document the fish populations around the island, the bold trio of sharks called the Sisters that hunt the surrounding waters, and the overwhelming bird population that, at times, creates the need to wear hard hats as protection from their attacks. Shortly after her arrival, Miranda is assaulted by one of the inhabitants of the islands. A few days...read more

  • Ashley Ream

    'Ashley Ream has an absolutely astounding voice-she is one of the most compelling, sharpest writers working today. The 100 Year Miracle is already one of my favorite novels of 2016.' -Gillian Flynn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl Once a century, for only six days, the bay around a small Washington island glows like a water-bound aurora. Dr. Rachel Bell, a scientist studying the 100-Year Miracle and the tiny sea creatures that create it, knows a secret about the phenomenon that inspired the region's myths and folklore: the rare green water may contain a power that could save Rachel's own life (and change the world). When Rachel connects with Harry and Tilda, a divorced...read more

  • Kim Hooper

    Everything was fine fourteen years after she left New York. Until suddenly, one day, it wasn't. Emily Morris got her happily-ever-after earlier than most. Married at a young age to a man she loved passionately, she was building the life she always wanted. But when enormous stress threatened her marriage, Emily made some rash decisions. That's when she fell in love with someone else. That's when she got pregnant. Resolved to tell her husband of the affair and to leave him for the father of her child, Emily's plans are thwarted when the world is suddenly split open on 9/11. It's amid terrible tragedy that she finds her freedom, as she leaves New York City to start a new life. It's not...read more

  • Jessica Winter

    “A funny and moving commentary on that point in a woman's life when everything seems to come into question.' —Camille Perri, The New York Times 'It's the superb insights and penetrating writing that make this book remarkable... An extraordinary debut.' —The Guardian 'Enthralling, sharply observed' —Marie Claire   'Hilarious... The personal and workplace plots are woven together beautifully. Read, cringe, laugh, relate.' —Lenny   'In this cutting commentary on workplace toxicity and how its tendrils can strangle relationships, Winter uses humor to illuminate the state of modern work, family, and friendship.'...read more

  • Hank Phillippi Ryan

    Say No More: The Thrilling Next Installment in Hank Phillippi Ryan's Award-Winning Jane Ryland Series! When Boston reporter Jane Ryland reports a hit and run, she soon learns she saw more than a car crash-she witnessed the collapse of an alibi. Working on an expose of sexual assaults on college campuses for the station's new documentary unit, Jane's just convinced a date rape victim to reveal her heartbreaking experience on camera. However, a disturbing anonymous message-SAY NO MORE-has Jane really and truly scared. Homicide detective Jake Brogan is on the hunt for the murderer of Avery Morgan, a hot-shot Hollywood screenwriter. Her year as a college guest lecturer just ended at the...read more

  • Helen Rappaport

    From the New York Times bestselling author of The Romanov Sisters, Caught in the Revolution is Helen Rappaport's masterful telling of the outbreak of the Russian Revolution through eye-witness accounts left by foreign nationals who saw the drama unfold. This program includes a bonus interview with the author and her editor. Between the first revolution in February 1917 and Lenin's Bolshevik coup in October, Petrograd (the former St Petersburg) was in turmoil - felt nowhere more keenly than on the fashionable Nevsky Prospekt. There, the foreign visitors who filled hotels, clubs, offices and embassies were acutely aware of the chaos breaking out on their doorsteps and beneath their...read more

  • Luke Timmerman

    Lee Hood did that rarest of things. He enabled scientists to see things they couldn’t see before and do things they hadn’t dreamed of doing. Scientists can now sequence complete human genomes in a day, setting in motion a revolution that is personalizing medicine. Hood, a son of the American West, was an unlikely candidate to transform biology. But with ferocious drive, he led a team at Caltech that developed the automated DNA sequencer, the tool that paved the way for the Human Genome Project. He captivated scientists with his almost religious fervor for the new biology enabled by the machines. Hood’s brilliance, rebellion, enthusiasm, and ego earned him detractors as well as...read more