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Book cover: The local
"A freewheeling, small-town attorney takes on a national murder trial when an out-of-town client is accused of killing a federal judge in Texas. In the town of Marshall sits the Federal courthouse of the Eastern District of Texas, a place revered by patent lawyers for its speedy jury trials and massive punitive payouts. Marshall is flooded with patent lawyers, all of whom find work being the local voice for the big-city legal teams that need to sway a small-town jury. One of the best is James Euchre. Euchre's new client is Amir Zawar, a firebrand CEO forced to defend his...
Book cover: The summer job
"Beach Read meets Sweetbitter in this laugh-out-loud and ultimately heartwarming debut of a good friend's very bad decision and the summer job that stands to ruin or make her life"--
Book cover: Saturday night at the Lakeside Supper club
"This novel is the story of Mariel and Ned, a couple from two very different restaurant families in rustic Minnesota, and the legacy of love and tragedy, of hardship and hope, that unites and divides them"--
Book cover: Wildcat
"Amelia Morris's Wildcat is an uproariously funny, surprisingly touching story of one woman's journey through motherhood and female friendship, in a society that plays fast and loose with information. New mother, aspiring writer, and former shopgirl Leanne has lost her way. As she struggles with both her grief and the haze of motherhood, it also becomes clear that her best friend, the default queen of East Side Los Angeles, Regina Mark, might not actually be a friend at all. As Leanne begins to investigate and undermine Regina, she also strikes up an unexpected friendship with the lauded writer Maxine Hunter....
Book cover: Sunshine Nails
"A tender, humorous, and page-turning debut about a Vietnamese Canadian family in Toronto who will do whatever it takes to protect their no-frills nail salon after a new high end salon opens up--even if it tears the family apart. Perfect for readers of Olga Dies Dreaming and The Fortunes of Jaded Women. Vietnamese refugees Debbie and Phil Tran have built a comfortable life for themselves in Toronto with their family nail salon. But when an ultra-glam chain salon opens across the street, their world is rocked. Complicating matters further, their landlord has jacked up the rent and it seems only...
Book cover: Encore in death
"The homicide cop with a passion for justice returns in the captivating crime thriller series by the #1 New York Times bestselling author. It was a glittering event full of A-listers, hosted by Eliza Lane and Brant Fitzhugh, a celebrity couple who'd conquered both Hollywood and Broadway. And now Eve Dallas has made her entrance-but not as a guest. After raising a toast, Fitzhugh fell to the floor and died, with physical symptoms pointing to cyanide, and the police have crashed the party. From all accounts, he wasn't the kind of star who made enemies. Everyone loved him-even his ex-wife....
Book cover: Murder on an Irish farm
Putting their wedding on hold due to the discovery of a human skeleton at a farmhouse near the church, garda Siobhán and Macdara must solve a fifty-year-old cold case of a missing groom, which heats up when a fresh corpse appears.
Book cover: Lamborghini (DVD)
It tells the story of genius auto inventor Ferruccio Lamborghini. All his life, Ferruccio has dreamed of beating his longtime rival Enzo Ferrari and the upcoming Geneva Grand Prix could be his chance to blow past Ferrari for good. But can Ferruccio get his untested vehicle prepped for victory with the competition just a month away? The race is on!
Book cover: Useful delusions
"From the New York Times-bestselling author and host of NPR's Hidden Brain comes a counterintuitive, thought-provoking exploration of deception's role in human success. Everyone agrees that lies and self-deception can do terrible harm to our lives, to our communities, and to the planet. But in Useful Delusions, host of NPR's Hidden Brain Shankar Vedantam argues that, paradoxically, deceiving ourselves and others can also play a vital role in human success and well-being. The lies we tell each other and the lies that we tell ourselves sustain our daily interactions with friends, lovers, and coworkers. They explain why some people live...
Book cover: All adults here
"A warm, funny and keenly perceptive novel about the lifecycle of one family -- as the kids become parents, grandchildren become teenagers, and a matriarch confronts the legacy of her mistakes, from the New York Times-bestselling author of Modern Lovers and The Vacationers When Astrid Strick witnesses a school bus accident in the center of town, it jostles loose a repressed memory from her young parenting days, decades years earlier. Suddenly, Astrid realizes she was not quite the parent she thought she'd been to her three, now-grown children. But to what consequence? Astrid's youngest son is drifting and unfocused, making...
Book cover: You Are a Badass (Playaway)
Jen Sincero serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word.
Book cover: KitchenWise
The James Beard Award-winning author of BakeWise shares 30 favorite recipes and down-to-earth advice on how to fix common cooking problems while using science-based techniques to achieve desired results.
Book cover: Unlearning shame
"Learn to identify--and combat--Systemic Shame, the feeling of self-hatred and disempowerment that comes from living in a society that blames individuals for systemic problems, with this invaluable resource from the social psychologist and author of Unmasking Autism"--
Book cover: My Italian bulldozer
"From one of our most beloved and best-selling authors: a hilarious new stand-alone novel about one man's misadventures in travel and romance in the Italian countryside. When writer Paul Stewart heads to the idyllic Italian town of Montalcino to finish his already overdue cookbook, he expects it to be the perfect escape from stressful city life. But when he arrives, things quickly take a turn for the worse. His hired car is nowhere to be found, and with no record of a reservation at the car-rental counter and no other cars are available, it appears that Paul will be stuck...
Book cover: Year of the tiger
Drawing on a collection of original essays, previously published work, conversations, graphics, photos, commissioned art by disabled and Asian American artists, and more, Alice uses her unique talent to share an impressionistic scrapbook of her life as an Asian American disabled activist, community organizer, media maker, and dreamer. From her love of food and pop culture to her unwavering commitment to dismantling systemic ableism, Alice shares her thoughts on creativity, access, power, care, the pandemic, mortality, and the future. As a self-described disabled oracle, Alice traces her origins, tells her story, and creates a space for disabled people to be...
Book cover: Find your people
"The New York Times bestselling author of Get Out of Your Head offers practical solutions for creating true community in a world that's both more connected and more isolating than ever before"--
Book cover: Recursion
Investigating a suicide, New York City police officer Barry Sutton finds a connection to the outbreak of a memory-altering disease and a controversial neuroscientist working to preserve precious memories.
Book cover: Tropicália
"In the heady days before a New Year's Eve party on the bustling sands of Brazil's Copacabana Beach, a family reckons with a matriarch's long-awaited return, causing old secrets to come to light in this infectiously vibrant debut that explores the heartbreak and hope of what it means to be from two homes, two peoples, and two worlds"--
Book cover: The Bob's Burgers Movie (DVD)
The Bob's Burgers Movie is an animated musical comedy-mystery-adventure based on the long-running, Emmy award-winning series. After a ruptured water main creates a sinkhole in front of Bob's Burgers and blocks the entrance, Bob and Linda Belcher struggle to keep the business afloat, and the kids try to solve a mystery that could save the restaurant.
Book cover: The ballad of Hattie Taylor
"A daring young woman pushes back against societal constraints in a feminist, coming-of-age Western romance from New York Times bestselling author Susan Andersen. It's a new era for Hattie. In the small but bustling town of Mattawa, turn-of-the-century Oregon offers a new kind of frontier: a vast and exciting range of possibilities for women--to a point. It's a time for change, and no one is more eager to embrace new roads than self-proclaimed black sheep Hattie Taylor. If only she could embrace Jake Murdock too. But Jake has never looked at her like that--until now. Jake can't remember a time...
Book cover: Kaleidoscope
"A dazzling and heartfelt novel about the disorientation of grief, the hollowness of the American Dream, and the bravery of rebuilding one's identity, as the remaining daughter of a self-made Chinese-American dynasty sets off across the world to define herself in the wake of her beloved sister's death"--
Book cover: Younger you
"Healthspan is the period in life that we spend in good health, yet most of us are going to be staring at a 16-year decline that predicts disease, pain, and discomfort-an unavoidable accumulation of indignities and infirmities. But what if aging didn't look that way? What if you could stave off the diseases of aging by slowing your aging process? What if there was a simple formula to keep you healthy, agile, and energetic? Dr. Kara Fitzgerald has that formula: methyl donors + adaptogens + lifestyle = Younger You. While there's nothing we can do about our chronological age, our...
Book cover: The what to eat when cookbook
"A cookbook that puts into effect a strategic eating plan developed by the authors to help promote healthier living, disease prevention, better performance and a longer life"--
Book cover: Encore in death
"The homicide cop with a passion for justice returns in the captivating crime thriller series by the #1 New York Times bestselling author. It was a glittering event full of A-listers, hosted by Eliza Lane and Brant Fitzhugh, a celebrity couple who'd conquered both Hollywood and Broadway. And now Eve Dallas has made her entrance--but not as a guest. After raising a toast, Fitzhugh fell to the floor and died, with physical symptoms pointing to cyanide, and the police have crashed the party. From all accounts, he wasn't the kind of star who made enemies. Everyone loved him--even his ex-wife....
Book cover: Calling bullshit
"The world is awash in bullshit, and we're drowning in it. Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. Startup culture elevates bullshit to high art. These days, calling bullshit is a noble act. Based on Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West's popular course at the University of Washington, Calling Bullshit is a modern handbook to the art of skepticism. Bergstrom, a computational biologist, and West, an information scientist, catalogue bullshit in its many forms, explaining and offering readers the tools to see through the obfuscations, deliberate and careless, that dominate every realm of our lives. They instruct...
Book cover: The help (DVD)
Mississippi during the 1960s: Skeeter, a southern society girl, returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives, and a small Mississippi town, upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen, Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up, to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community.
Book cover: After the end
"The breathtaking, emotional new novel from Clare Mackintosh. A story about impossible choices. A story about the strength and fragility of love"--
Book cover: The soulmate equation (Playaway)
"Single mom Jessica Davis is a data and statistics wizard, but no amount of number crunching can convince her to step back into the dating world. Raised by her grandparents--who now help raise her seven-year-old daughter, Juno--Jess has been left behind too often to feel comfortable letting anyone in. After all, her father was never around, her hard-partying mother disappeared when she was six, and her ex decided he wasn't 'father material' before Juno was even born. Jess holds her loved ones close, but working constantly to stay afloat is hard ... and lonely. But then Jess hears about GeneticAlly,...
Book cover: Goliath (Playaway)
"In the 2050s, Earth has begun to empty. Those with the means and the privilege have departed the great cities of the United States for the more comfortable confines of space colonies. Those left behind salvage what they can from the collapsing infrastructure. As they eke out an existence, their neighborhoods are being cannibalized. Brick by brick, their houses are sent to the colonies, what was once a home now a quaint reminder for the colonists of the world that they wrecked. A primal biblical epic flung into the future, Goliath weaves together disparate narratives- a space-dweller looking at New...
Book cover: Moving on (Blu-ray)
Claire and Evelyn are estranged friends who reunite to get even with Howard, the petulant widower of their recently deceased best friend. Along the way, Claire reunites with Ralph, her great love from her younger years, as each woman must make peace with her past and learn to treasure the value of a good friend.
Book cover: Office space (Blu-ray)
When white-collar peon Peter Gibbons decides he's had enough and neglects his job, he is quickly promoted to upper management.
Book cover: Patience is a subtle thief
"For as long as she can remember, Patience Adewale has been waiting for confirmation that she is loved, that there is a place where she truly belongs. The eldest daughter of Chief Kolade Adewale, Patience lives a sheltered life in Ibadan, but within the walls of their mansion, her distant father and stepmother Modupe offer no comfort. Her only ally in the house is her younger sister, Margaret, but Margaret can only do so much. More than anything, Patience wants to know why her father and uncle kicked her mother out of their compound so many years ago--and whether her...
Book cover: Golden in death
"Pediatrician Kent Abner received the package on a beautiful April morning. Inside was a cheap trinket, a golden egg that could be opened into two halves. When he pried it apart, highly toxic airborne fumes entered his body--and killed him. After Eve Dallas calls the hazmat team--and undergoes testing to reassure both her and her husband that she hasn't been exposed--it's time to look into Dr. Abner's past and relationships. Not every victim Eve encounters is an angel, but it seems that Abner came pretty close--though he did ruffle some feathers over the years by taking stands for the weak...
Book cover: The little Italian hotel
After her husband asks for a divorce on their anniversary, acclaimed radio host Ginny Splinter impulsively invites four heartbroken listeners to join her on her holiday to Italy and, with her newfound friends, embarks on a vacation of healing and second chances.
Book cover: Bookish people
"A perfect storm of comedic proportions erupts in a DC bookstore over the course of one soggy summer week, punctuated by political turmoil, a celestial event, and a perpetually broken vacuum cleaner"--
Book cover: Live love explore
A part travel memoir, part self-help guide discusses how to find meaning and adventure in everyday life while discovering one's true path, describing how the author left his carefully planned life and traveled through more than ninety countries.
Book cover: Vice (DVD)
Christian Bale stars as Dick Cheney in this epic tale of how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world. Co-starring Amy Adams, Steve Carell, and Sam Rockwell, it is a darkly comic look behind the scenes of American politics.
Book cover: The butterfly effect (Playaway)
"Is there such a thing as an anti-social butterfly? If there were, Greta Oto would know about it--and totally relate. An entomologist, she far prefers the company of bugs to humans, and that's okay--people don't seem to like her all that much anyway, with the exception of her twin brother, Danny. But they've recently had a falling out, so when she lands a research gig in the rainforest, she leaves it all behind. But then Greta learns that Danny has suffered an aneurysm and is hospitalized, so she abandons her research and hurries home to be there for him. But...
Book cover: To fill a yellow house
Moving to a new part of London, Kwasi finds refuge and inspiration in an eclectic and run-down charity shop where he forms an unexpected friendship with its owner, giving each of them a new sense of belonging until local politics threaten to divide them.
Book cover: Younger next year
Marking the 15th anniversary of the best-selling series, this revised and updated edition of the breakthrough book on reversing the aging process includes new chapters on the link between physical exercise and brain health.
Book cover: The house in the pines (Playaway)
Armed with only hazy memories, a woman who long ago witnessed her friend's sudden, mysterious death, and has since spent her life trying to forget, sets out to track down answers. What she uncovers, deep in the woods, is hardly to be believed... Maya was a high school senior when her best friend, Aubrey, mysteriously dropped dead in front of the enigmatic man named Frank whom they'd been spending time with all summer. Seven years later, Maya lives in Boston with a loving boyfriend and is kicking the secret addiction that has allowed her to cope with what happened years...
Book cover: A life in light
"Drawing from her own experiences and expertise as a psychologist specializing in women, trauma, and the effect of our culture on our mental health, Mary Pipher looks inward to what shaped her as a woman. Her depictions of her hard childhood and life's difficulties are dappled with moments of joy and revelation, tragedies and ordinary miseries, glimmers and shadow. In A Life in Light she explores what she's learned, utilizing and sharing every coping skill she has honed to remind us that there is a silver thread of resilience that flows through all of life, and that despite our despair,...
Book cover: The power of women
"From Nobel laureate, world-renowned doctor, and noted human rights activist Dr. Denis Mukwege comes an inspiring clarion call-to-action to confront the scourge of sexual violence and better learn from women's resilience, strength, and power. At the heart of Dr. Mukwege's message will be the voices of the many women he has worked with over the years. Dr. Mukwege will use individual cases to reassure all survivors that, even if their psychological wounds may never fully heal, they can recover and thrive with the right care and support. Dr. Mukwege's dramatic personal story is interwoven throughout as he explores the bigger...
Book cover: Well played
"Another laugh-out-loud romantic comedy featuring kilted musicians, Renaissance Faire tavern wenches, and an unlikely love story. Stacey is jolted when her friends Simon and Emily get engaged. She knew she was putting her life on hold when she stayed in Willow Creek to care for her sick mother, but it's been years now, and even though Stacey loves spending her summers pouring drinks and flirting with patrons at the local Renaissance Faire, she wants more out of life. Stacey vows to have her life figured out by the time her friends get hitched at Faire next summer. Maybe she'll even...
Book cover: Being Frank (DVD)
A regular father's family life is turned upside down when his son learns he has another family.
Book cover: Sing her down
"A rage-brimmed, razor-sharp, feminist neo-western about two women who meet in an Arizona prison and the cat-and-mouse game that follows their release"--
Book cover: Prom mom (Playaway)
New York Times bestseller Laura Lippman tells the story of Amber Glass, desperately trying to get away from her tabloid past but compulsively drawn back to the city of her youth and the prom date who destroyed everything she was reaching for. Amber Glass has spent her entire adult life putting as much distance as possible between her and her hometown of Baltimore, where she fears she will forever be known as "Prom Mom"--the girl who allegedly killed her baby on the night of the prom after her date, Joe Simpson, abandoned her to pursue the girl he really liked....
Book cover: Inside comedy
"A personal history of comedy from the 1950s to the present, with interviews conducted by the author"--
Book cover: Fool's paradise (DVD)
A satirical comedy about a down-on-his-luck publicist who discovers a recently released mental health patient who looks just like a misbehaving movie star. The publicist subs him into a film, creating a new star. But fame and fortune are not all they are cracked up to be.
Book cover: When stars collide
Opera diva Olivia Shore and Chicago Stars quarterback Thaddeus Walker Bowman Owens embark on a nationwide tour promoting a luxury watch brand and must find a way to get along when they are plagued by a series of dangerous encounters with an overzealous fan.
Book cover: Killing moon
"Two young women are missing, their only connection a party they both attended, hosted by a notorious real-estate magnate. When one of the women is found murdered, the police discover an unusual signature left by the killer, giving them reason to suspect he will strike again. And exposing him calls for a detective like no other. But the legendary Harry Hole is gone--fired from the force, drinking himself to oblivion in Los Angeles. It seems that nothing can entice him back to Oslo. Until the woman who saved Harry's life is put in grave danger, and he has no choice...
Book cover: Daughters of the new year
In New Orleans, three daughters of a former beauty queen and Vietnamese refugee obsessed with zodiac signs are trying to go about their modern lives, but begin to encounter strange glimpses of long-buried secrets from their ancestors.
Book cover: The seven year slip
"An overworked book publicist with a perfectly planned future hits a snag when she falls in love with her temporary roommate...only to discover he lives seven years in the past, in this witty and wise new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Dead Romantics. Sometimes, the worst day of your life happens, and you have to figure out how to live after it. So Clementine forms a plan to keep her heart safe: work hard, find someone decent to love, and try to remember to chase the moon. The last one is silly and obviously metaphorical,...
Book cover: The beach at Summerly
In 1954, Emilia Winthrop, a professor at Wellesley College, is summoned to CIA headquarters, where she is forced to confront the harrowing consequences of the summer she exposed a traitor amongst the New England elite and a choice that could destroy her chance for redemption all over again.
Book cover: Infidel (DVD)
A contemporary Middle East thriller starring Jim Caviezel as an American kidnapped while attending a conference in Cairo, who ends up in prison in Iran on spying charges. His wife goes to Iran, determined to get him out.
Book cover: Butter (DVD)
It is a smart, funny high school junior who happens to be obese. He secretly befriends the prettiest girl in school via social media by pretending to be a jock from another school. As Butter struggles with bullying and self-esteem at school, he plans an incredible social media stunt that will risk his life but gain him attention and popularity. Can he go through with it?
Book cover: Indian-ish
Indian food is everyday food! This colorful, lively book is food writer Priya Krishnas loving tribute to her moms “Indian-ish” cookinga trove of one-of-a-kind Indian-American hybrids that are easy to make, clever, practical, and packed with flavor. Think Roti Pizza, Tomato Rice with Crispy Cheddar, Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Green Pea Chutney, and Malaysian Ramen.
Book cover: Just last night
When one night changes everything between her and her best friends, Eve wonders if she really knew them at all as her future veers in a surprising new direction when someone from the past comes back into her life.
Book cover: The LEGO story
"The extraordinary inside story of the LEGO company--producer of the most beloved and popular toy on the planet--based on unprecedented access to the founding family that still owns the company, chronicling the brand's improbable journey to become the empire that it is today"--
Book cover: Iona Iverson's rules for commuting (Playaway)
Nobody ever talks to strangers on the train. Its a rule. But what would happen if they did? From the New York Times bestselling author of The Authenticity Project comes an escapist read that will transport you, cheer you, and make you smile--and make you, too, wish you had Ionas gift for bringing out the best in everyone. "A not-to-be-missed read in the mode of Gail Honeyman's Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine." --Booklist, starred review Every day Iona, a larger-than-life magazine advice columnist, travels the ten stops from Hampton Court to Waterloo Station by train, accompanied by her dog, Lulu....
Book cover: Chef (DVD)
A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.
Book cover: Golden in death
"In the latest thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, homicide detective Eve Dallas investigates a murder with a mysterious motive-and a terrifying weapon. Pediatrician Kent Abner received the package on a beautiful April morning. Inside was a cheap trinket, a golden egg that could be opened into two halves. When he pried it apart, highly toxic airborne fumes entered his body-and killed him. After Eve Dallas calls the hazmat team-and undergoes testing to reassure both her and her husband that she hasn't been exposed-it's time to look into Dr. Abner's past and relationships. Not every victim Eve...
Book cover: Every last lie
When her husband dies in a car crash that her daughter survived unharmed, Clara Solberg comes to suspect that his death wasn't an accident and begins an obsessive hunt for the truth.
Book cover: The wildest sun
Forced from her home in postwar Paris, aspiring young writer Delphine Auber embarks on a journey to New York’s Harlem, and then to Havana and Key West, in search of her father, whom she believes is famed luminary Ernest Hemingway.
Book cover: Verity (Playaway)
"Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish. Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, to sort through years of Verity's notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get started. What Lowen doesn't expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity's...
Book cover: Just murdered
"It's the 1960s, and Peregrine Fisher has just been fired. Soon after, she receives a letter from The Adventuresses' Club of the Antipodes: "Please attend urgent meeting regarding inheritance." Peregrine, it turns out, is Phryne Fisher's long-lost niece. Aunt Phryne went missing, but her will stipulated that Peregrine should inherit not just Phryne's fortunes, but also her seat in the Adventuresses' Club. After a lousy first impression in Melbourne, Peregrine must prove herself worthy of a seat at the table--so when a fellow member is accused of murder, she jumps at the chance to help, quickly proving that a headstrong...
Book cover: Nobody ever asked me about the girls
"From the effects of fame on family and vice versa to motherhood and drugs, sex, and romance, Lisa Robinson has discussed every taboo topic with nearly every significant living female artist to pass through the pages of Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair. Here, her interviews with and observations of fabulous female pop and rock stars, from Tina Turner and Alanis Morrissette to Rihanna, show how these powerhouse women, all with vastly different life experiences, fell in love with music, seized their ambitions, and changed pop culture. Grouped by topic, ranging from hair and makeup to sexual and emotional abuse, Robinson's...
Book cover: Reckless girls
"When Lux McAllister and her boyfriend, Nico, are hired to sail two women to a remote island in the South Pacific, it seems like the opportunity of a lifetime. Shimmering on the horizon, Meroe Island is every bit the paradise the foursome expects. What they don't expect is to discover another boat already anchored. The owners of the Azure Sky, Jake and Eliza, are a true golden couple: gorgeous, laidback, and rich. The new friends settle in to experience life on an exotic island, and the serenity of being completely off the grid. But when one person goes missing, and...
Book cover: Imagine a city
"A pilot's world travels, from the author of Skyfaring"--
Book cover: Round up the usual peacocks
"Kevin, Meg's cyber-savvy nephew who lives in the basement, comes to her with a problem. He's become involved as the techie for a true-crime podcast, one that focuses on Virginia cold cases and unsolved crimes. And he thinks their podcast has hit a nerve with someone...one of the podcast team has had a brush with death that Kevin thinks was an attempted murder, not an accident. Kevin rather sheepishly asks for Meg's help in checking out the people involved in a couple of the cases. 'Given your ability to find out stuff online, why do you need MY help?' she...
Book cover: Always at The Carlyle (DVD)
An anecdotal history of the New York City hotel, The Carlyle, and its notable guests.
Book cover: The Duke (DVD)
Set in 1961 when Kempton Bunton, a 60-year-old taxi driver, stole Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first (and remains the only) theft in the Gallery's history. Kempton sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government agreed to provide television for free to the elderly. What happened next became the stuff of legend. Only 50 years later did the full story emerge a startling revelation of how a good man set out to change the world and in so doing saved his son...
Book cover: The bodyguard
"New York Times bestselling author Katherine Center's The Bodyguard is unabashedly romantic, laugh-out-loud funny, and the perfect summer read. She's got his back. Hannah Brooks looks more like a kindergarten teacher than somebody who could kill you with a wine bottle opener. Or a ballpoint pen. Or a dinner napkin. But the truth is, she's an Executive Protection Agent (aka "bodyguard"), and she just got hired to protect superstar actor Jack Stapleton from his middle-aged, corgi-breeding stalker. He's got her heart. Jack Stapleton's a household name-captured by paparazzi on beaches the world over, famous for, among other things, rising out...
Book cover: The way (DVD)
Tom goes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France, to collect the remains of his adult son, who was killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking the Camino de Santiago. Rather than return home, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage to honor his son's desire to finish the journey. What Tom doesn't plan on is the profound impact the journey will have on him as he begins to learn the difference between the life one lives and the life one chooses.
Book cover: The hidden one
"Over a decade ago, beloved Amish bishop Ananias Stoltzfus disappeared without a trace. When skeletal remains showing evidence of foul play are unearthed, his disappearance becomes even more sinister. The town's elders arrive in Painters Mill to ask chief of police Kate Burkholder for help, but she quickly realizes she has a personal connection to the crime. The handsome Amish man who stands accused of the murder, Jonas Bowman, was Kate's first love. Though Bishop Stoltzfus was highly respected, she soon hears about a dark side to this complex man. What was he hiding that resulted in his own brutal...
Book cover: Moving on (DVD)
Claire and Evelyn are estranged friends who reunite to get even with Howard, the petulant widower of their recently deceased best friend. Along the way, Claire reunites with Ralph, her great love from her younger years, as each woman must make peace with her past and learn to treasure the value of a good friend.
Book cover: A life in light
"From the bestselling author of 'Women Rowing North' and 'Reviving Ophelia, ' a memoir in essays reflecting on radiance, resilience, and the constantly changing nature of reality. Drawing from her own experiences and expertise as a psychologist specializing in women, trauma, and the effect of our culture on our mental health, she looks inward in 'A Life in Light' to what shaped her as a woman, one who has experienced darkness throughout her life but was always drawn to the light"--
Book cover: The bezzle
When he stumbles upon the ultra-wealthy's newest mark—California's Department of Corrections, Martin Hench, a self-employed forensic accountant, discovers they will stop at nothing to extract money from the government and the hundreds of thousands of prisoners they have at their mercy.
Book cover: Must love books
"After five years working at Parson's Press, an old-school business book publisher, Nora is the last editorial assistant standing, desperate to get out. But she can't leave until she finds another job to cover rent, especially when Parsons cuts already unlivable salaries. That's when Nora is forced to lie her way into moonlighting for a rival publisher...and maybe poaching a few authors along the way. But when Nora accidentally falls for Andrew Santos, an author Parsons Press can't afford to lose, she must decide where her loyalties lie. Parsons Press, Andrew, or herself and her future"--Provided by the publisher.
Book cover: The incredible events in women's cell number 3
"The startling, vivid debut novel by Alexey Navalny's press secretary, following a woman who is arrested at an anticorruption rally in Moscow and sentenced to ten days in a special detention center, where she shares a cell with five other women from all walks of life. The Incredible Events in Women's Cell Number 3 is the debut novel by Kira Yarmysh that follows a young woman, Anya, who is arrested at a Moscow anticorruption rally and, under false charges, sentenced to a ten-day stretch at a special detention center. In a large barren room furnished only by communal bunkbeds, Anya...
Book cover: Be [2.0]
"What's the roadmap to create a company that not only survives its infancy but thrives, changing the world for decades to come? Nine years before the publication of his epochal bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins and his mentor, Bill Lazier, answered this question in their bestselling book, Beyond Entrepreneurship. Beyond Entrepreneurship left a definitive mark on the business community, influencing the young pioneers who were, at that time, creating the technology revolution that was birthing in Silicon Valley. Decades later, successive generations of entrepreneurs still turn to the strategies outlined in Beyond Entrepreneurship to answer the most pressing business...
Book cover: Either/or
"From the acclaimed and bestselling author of The Idiot, the continuation of beloved protagonist Selin's quest for self-knowledge, as she travels abroad and tests the limits of her newfound adulthood Selin is the luckiest person in her family: the only one who was born in America and got to go to Harvard. Now it's sophomore year, 1996, and Selin knows she has to make it count. The first order of business: to figure out the meaning of everything that happened over the summer. Why did Selin's elusive crush, Ivan, find her that job in the Hungarian countryside? What was up...
Book cover: Prom Mom
Drawn back to Baltimore where she is known as "Prom Mom"--the girl who allegedly killed her baby on the night of the prom after her date, Joe Simpson, abandoned her--Amber Glass is unable to stay away from Joe and vice versa, until he asks her to help him do the unthinkable.
Book cover: Rizzio
"From the multi-award-winning master of crime, Denise Mina delivers a radical new take on one of the darkest episodes in Scottish history—the bloody assassination of David Rizzio, private secretary to Mary, Queen of Scots, in the queen’s chambers in Holyrood Palace"--
Book cover: The giver of stars
"Set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond, from the author of Me Before You and The Peacock Emporium. Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve hoping to escape her stifling life in England. But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially living alongside her overbearing father-in-law. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt's new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically. The leader, and soon Alice's greatest ally, is Margery, a smart-talking, self-sufficient...
Book cover: Influence is your superpower
A professor at the Yale School of Management draws on research in behavioral economics, neuroscience, and psychology to explain how to effect meaningful and durable change by learning to negotiate more comfortably and creatively.
Book cover: Same time next summer
"The ultimate summer nostalgia read, about an engaged woman who comes face to face with her first love who she hasn't seen in fourteen years, but who she spent every summer with from age five to seventeen when he broke her heart, calling into question everything she thought she knew about their love story, and herself"--
Book cover: Lucy by the sea (Playaway)
As a panicked world goes into lockdown, Lucy Barton is uprooted from her life in Manhattan and bundled away to a small town in Maine by her ex-husband and on-again, off-again friend, William. For the next several months, it's just Lucy, William, and their complex past together in a little house nestled against the moody, swirling sea.
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