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Look Alive Twenty-Five: A Stephanie Plum Novel
by Janet Evanovich

Language

English

Pages

317

Publication Date

November 13, 2018

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<b><b>Stephanie Plum faces the toughest puzzle of her career in the twenty-fifth entry in Janet Evanovich's #1 </b><b><i>New York Times</i></b><b>-bestselling series. </b></b><br /><br />There's nothing like a good deli, and the Red River Deli in Trenton is one of the best. World-famous for its pastrami, cole slaw, and for its disappearing managers. Over the last month, three have vanished from the face of the earth, and the only clue in each case is one shoe that's been left behind. The police are baffled. Lula is convinced that it's a case of alien abduction. Whatever it is, they'd better figure out what's going on before they lose their new manager, Ms. Stephanie Plum.
Nine Perfect Strangers
by Liane Moriarty

Language

English

Pages

464

Publication Date

November 06, 2018

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<p><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER </b></p><p><b>“A treat for <i>Big Little Lies</i> fans</b><b>....Witty and poignant, Moriarty’s storytelling is worth every penny.</b><b>” —<i>People</i>, Book of the Week</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>From the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Big Little Lies</i></b></p><p><b><i>Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever? In Liane Moriarty’s latest page-turner, nine perfect strangers are about to find out...</i></b></p><p>Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be.</p><p>Frances Welty, the formerly best-selling romantic novelist, arrives at Tranquillum House nursing a bad back, a broken heart, and an exquisitely painful paper cut. She’s immediately intrigued by her fellow guests. Most of them don’t look to be in need of a health resort at all. But the person that intrigues her most is the strange and charismatic owner/director of Tranquillum House. Could this person really have the answers Frances didn’t even know she was seeking? Should Frances put aside her doubts and immerse herself in everything Tranquillum House has to offer – or should she run while she still can?</p><p>It’s not long before every guest at Tranquillum House is asking exactly the same question.</p><p>Combining all of the hallmarks that have made her writing a go-to for anyone looking for wickedly smart, page-turning fiction that will make you laugh and gasp, Liane Moriarty’s <i>Nine Perfect Strangers</i> once again shows why she is a master of her craft.</p>
Unsheltered: A Novel
by Barbara Kingsolver

Language

English

Pages

480

Publication Date

October 16, 2018

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<p><strong><em>New York Times</em> bestseller</strong></p><p>The <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author of <em>Flight Behavior, The Lacuna,</em> and <em>The Poisonwood Bible</em> and recipient of numerous literary awards—including the National Humanities Medal, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the Orange Prize—returns with a timely novel that interweaves past and present to explore the human capacity for resiliency and compassion in times of great upheaval.</p><p><em>How could two hardworking people do everything right in life,</em> a woman asks, <em>and end up destitute?</em> Willa Knox and her husband followed all the rules as responsible parents and professionals, and have nothing to show for it but debts and an inherited brick house that is falling apart. The magazine where Willa worked has folded; the college where her husband had tenure has closed. Their dubious shelter is also the only option for a disabled father-in-law and an exasperating, free-spirited daughter. When the family’s one success story, an Ivy-educated son, is uprooted by tragedy he seems likely to join them, with dark complications of his own.</p><p>In another time, a troubled husband and public servant asks, <em>How can a man tell the truth, and be reviled for it?</em> A science teacher with a passion for honest investigation, Thatcher Greenwood finds himself under siege: his employer forbids him to speak of the exciting work just published by Charles Darwin. His young bride and social-climbing mother-in-law bristle at the risk of scandal, and dismiss his worries that their elegant house is unsound. In a village ostensibly founded as a benevolent Utopia, Thatcher wants only to honor his duties, but his friendships with a woman scientist and a renegade newspaper editor threaten to draw him into a vendetta with the town’s powerful men.</p><p><em>Unsheltered</em> is the compulsively readable story of two families, in two centuries, who live at the corner of Sixth and Plum in Vineland, New Jersey, navigating what seems to be the end of the world as they know it. With history as their tantalizing canvas, these characters paint a startlingly relevant portrait of life in precarious times when the foundations of the past have failed to prepare us for the future.</p>
Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy Book 1)
by Kevin Kwan

Language

English

Pages

546

Publication Date

June 11, 2013

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<b>A hilarious and heartwarming <i>New York Times</i> bestselling novel<b>—</b>now a major motion picture!</b><br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>“This 48-karat beach read is crazy fun.” —<i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br /><br />When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor. <br />  <br /> On Nick’s arm, Rachel may as well have a target on her back the second she steps off the plane, and soon, her relaxed vacation turns into an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers.
You Don't Own Me (An Under Suspicion Novel)
by , Alafair Burke

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

November 06, 2018

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<b>“Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke are back with their fifth enthralling mystery in the <i>New York Times </i>bestselling Under Suspicion series; <i>You Don’t Own Me </i>finds television producer Laurie Moran stopping at nothing to solve the murder of a celebrity doctor—even as she finds herself in grave danger as a mysterious stalker plots his next move.</b><BR> <BR><b> </b><BR><BR>When we last saw Laurie Moran, she had recently become engaged to her show’s former host, Alex Buckley. Since then, the two have been happily planning a summer wedding and honeymoon, preparing for Alex’s confirmation to a federal judicial appointment, and searching for the perfect New York City home for their new life together.<BR> <BR> But then Laurie is approached by Robert and Cynthia Bell, parents of Dr. Martin Bell, a famously charming and talented physician who was shot dead as he pulled into the driveway of his Greenwich Village carriage house five years ago. The Bells are sure that Martin’s disgraced and erratic wife, Kendra, carried out the murder. Determined to prove Kendra’s guilt and win custody over their grandchildren, they plead with Laurie to feature their son’s case on “Under Suspicion,” ensuring her that Kendra is willing to cooperate.<BR> <BR> Kendra has lived under a blanket of suspicion since Martin’s death, with the tabloid media depicting her as a secretive, mentally unstable gold-digger. Laurie’s show is a chance for her to clear her name. But unbeknownst to the Bells, Kendra has already refused once before to go forward with a re-investigation of her husband’s murder, and her statements to the contrary only add to the appearance of guilt.<BR> <BR> But once Laurie dives into the case, she learns that Martin wasn’t the picture-perfect husband, father, and doctor he appeared to be and was carrying secrets of his own. And what does the web of lies ensnaring the Bell family have to do with a dangerous stranger, who gazes at Laurie from afar and thinks, <i>She is actually quite a lovely girl</i><i>, I’m sure she’s going to be missed…</i>?<BR> <BR> <i>You Don’t Own Me </i>is the perfect, exhilarating follow up to the bestselling <i>Every Breath You Take. </i>The “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark and her dazzling partner-in-crime Alafair Burke have devised another riveting page-turner.
Sal Gabrini: Come For Me
by Mallory Monroe

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

November 17, 2018

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Handsome businessman and feared mob boss Sal Gabrini have his hands full when a rival crime boss exploits a vulnerability and thinks he can get away with it. But when Sal’s wife, African-American attorney Gemma Jones-Gabrini, is arrested on trumped-up charges, he knows he has to drop everything to take care of her. But when she is tried and convicted in an extraordinary courtroom display, the sense of urgency turns into panic. He refuses to let such a blatant miscarriage of justice stand. If he allows them to lock her up, he’s certain she will never see the light of day again.<br /><br />Not on his watch.<br /><br />In the most death-defying episode in their interracial romantic suspense series, Sal and Gemma are on the run, searching for the bad guys who are trying to take them down, while depending on no one but their love, their devotion, and themselves to overcome the incredible, fantastical odds that lay in front of them. <br />
China Rich Girlfriend: A Novel (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy Book 2)
by Kevin Kwan

Language

English

Pages

394

Publication Date

June 16, 2015

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<b>From the bestselling author of <i>Crazy Rich Asian</i>s (Now a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE) comes a deliciously fun story of family, fortune, and fame in Mainland China. <br /><br /><b>Book Two of the Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy</b></b><br /><br />It’s the eve of Rachel Chu’s wedding, and she should be over the moon. She has a flawless Asscher-cut diamond, a wedding dress she loves, and a fiancé willing to thwart his meddling relatives and give up one of the biggest fortunes in Asia in order to marry her. Still, Rachel mourns the fact that her birthfather, a man she never knew, won’t be there to walk her down the aisle.  <br /><br />Then a chance accident reveals his identity. Suddenly, Rachel is drawn into a dizzying world of Shanghai splendor, a world where people attend church in a penthouse, where exotic cars race down the boulevard, and where people aren’t just crazy rich … they’re China rich.
Before We Were Yours: A Novel
by Lisa Wingate

Language

English

Pages

345

Publication Date

June 06, 2017

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<b><b>THE BLOCKBUSTER HIT—A <i>New York Times</i>, <i>USA Today,</i> <i>Wall Street Journal,</i> and <i>Publishers Weekly </i>Bestseller</b><br /><br />For readers of <i>Orphan Train </i>and <i>The Nightingale </i>comes a “thought-provoking [and] complex tale about two families, two generations apart . . . based on a notorious true-life scandal.”*</b><br /><br />Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty.<br /><br /> Aiken, South Carolina, present day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fiancé, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis, a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family’s long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption.<br /><br /> Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country—Lisa Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.<br /><br />*<i>Library Journal</i><br /><br /><b><i>Publishers Weekly’s</i> #3 Longest-Running Bestseller of 2017 </b>•<b> Winner of the Southern Book Prize </b>•<b> If All Arkansas Read the Same Book Selection </b><br /><br />“A [story] of a family lost and found . . . a poignant, engrossing tale about sibling love and the toll of secrets.”<b>—<i>People</i></b><br /><br />“Sure to be one of the most compelling books you pick up this year. . . . Wingate is a master-storyteller, and you’ll find yourself pulled along as she reveals the wake of terror and heartache that is Georgia Tann’s legacy.”<b>—</b><i><b>Parade</b><br /></i><br />“One of the year’s best books . . . It is impossible not to get swept up in this near-perfect novel.”<b>—<i>The Huffington Post</i></b>
Sold on a Monday: A Novel
by Kristina McMorris

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

August 28, 2018

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<p><strong>The <em>New York Times</em> and <em>USA Today </em>bestseller</strong>!</p><p><em>From bestselling author Kristina McMorris comes another unforgettable novel inspired by a stunning piece of history. </em></p><p><strong>2 CHILDREN FOR SALE</strong></p><p>The sign is a last resort. It sits on a farmhouse porch in 1931, but could be found anywhere in an era of breadlines, bank runs and broken dreams. It could have been written by any mother facing impossible choices. </p><p> For struggling reporter Ellis Reed, the gut-wrenching scene evokes memories of his family’s dark past. He snaps a photograph of the children, not meant for publication. But when it leads to his big break, the consequences are more devastating than he ever imagined.</p><p> At the paper, Lillian Palmer is haunted by her role in all that happened. She is far too familiar with the heartbreak of children deemed unwanted. As the bonds of motherhood are tested, she and Ellis must decide how much they are willing to risk to mend a fractured family.</p><p> Inspired by an actual newspaper photograph that stunned the nation, <em>Sold on a Monday</em> is a powerful novel of love, redemption, and the unexpected paths that bring us home.</p>
Then She Was Gone: A Novel
by Lisa Jewell

Language

English

Pages

369

Publication Date

April 17, 2018

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<b>Nominated for a 2018 Goodreads Choice Award</b><BR> <BR><b>“An acutely observed family drama with bone-chilling suspense.” —<i>People</i></b><BR> <BR><b>“Jewell teases out her twisty plot at just the right pace, leaving readers on the edge of their seats. Her multilayered characters are sheer perfection, and even the most astute thriller reader won’t see where everything is going until the final threads are unknotted.” —<i>Booklist</i>, starred review</b><BR> <BR><b>“Sharply written with twists and turns, Jewell’s latest will please fans of <i>Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train</i>, or <i>Luckiest Girl Alive</i>." —<i>Library Journal</i></b><BR><BR>Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was fifteen, the youngest of three. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenaged golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic post-exams summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her.<BR> <BR>And then she was gone.<BR> <BR>Now, her mother Laurel Mack is trying to put her life back together. It’s been ten years since her daughter disappeared, seven years since her marriage ended, and only months since the last clue in Ellie’s case was unearthed. So when she meets an unexpectedly charming man in a café, no one is more surprised than Laurel at how quickly their flirtation develops into something deeper. Before she knows it, she’s meeting Floyd’s daughters—and his youngest, Poppy, takes Laurel’s breath away.<BR> <BR>Because looking at Poppy is like looking at Ellie. And now, the unanswered questions she’s tried so hard to put to rest begin to haunt Laurel anew. Where did Ellie go? Did she really run away from home, as the police have long suspected, or was there a more sinister reason for her disappearance? Who is Floyd, really? And why does his daughter remind Laurel so viscerally of her own missing girl?

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