“How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water” by Angie Cruz – When, in her mid-50s, Cara Romero loses her job in the Great Recession, she is forced back into the job market for the first time in decades. Set up with a job counselor, Cara instead begins to narrate the story of her life.
“Treasure State” (Cassie Dewell; 6) by C. J. Box (Reg. Print, Audiobook) – Investigator Cassie Dewell is headed to Anaconda, Montana, in search of a slippery con man who has disappeared somewhere in the “treasure state.” Between searching for the con man and a second case, that of a rumored buried treasure somewhere in the vicinity that has led to a cutthroat competition among adventure-seeking treasure-hunters, Cassie has her hands full.
“Falling Stars” by Fern Michaels – A ski resort instructor finds her skills – and her heart – put to the test when she is asked to train a visiting movie star to ski one of Colorado’s most treacherous runs.
“The Winners” (Beartown; 3) by Fredrik Backman – The destruction caused by a ferocious late-summer storm reignites the old rivalry between Beartown and the neighboring town, a rivalry which has always been fought through their ice hockey teams. All the while, a 14-year-old boy grows increasingly alienated from this hockey-obsessed community and is determined to take revenge on the people he holds responsible for his beloved sister’s death.
“The Marriage Portrait” by Maggie O’Farrell – Florence, the 1550s. Forced into an arranged marriage after the death of her sister, Lucrezia de’Medici comes to the worrying realization that in the eyes of the court, she has one duty: to provide the heir who will shore up the future of the Ferranese dynasty. Until then, for all of her rank and nobility, the new duchess’s future hangs entirely in the balance.
“The Local” by Joey Hartstone – 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.
“Suspect” by Scott Turrow (Reg. Print, Audiobook) – When a local police chief is accused of soliciting sex in exchange for promotions to high ranks, a reckless private detective working for the defense finds herself embroiled in a fraught police scandal, but determined to unravel the dark secrets surrounding the case.
“Like a Rolling Stone: A Memoir” by Jann S. Wenner – Wenner brings readers inside the music, the politics, and the lifestyle of a generation and cultural change that swept America and beyond.
“Prisoners of the Castle: An Epic Story of Survival and Escape from Colditz, the Nazis’ Fortress Prison” by Ben Macintyre – Macintyre explores Colditz, one of history’s most notorious prisons – and the remarkable cast of POWs who tried relentlessly to escape their Nazi captors.
“What If? 2” by Randall Munroe – Munroe provides his best answers yet to the weirdest questions you never thought to ask. As he consistently demonstrates, you can learn a lot from examining how the world might work in very specific extreme circumstances.
“The Mosquito Bowl: A Game of Life and Death in World War II” by Buzz Bissinger – Bissinger takes readers from the playing fields of America’s campuses where boys played at being Marines, to the final time they were allowed to still be boys on that field of dirt and coral, to the darkest and deadliest days that followed at Okinawa.
“Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships” by Nina Totenberg – NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg delivers a memoir of her personal successes, struggles, and life-affirming relationships, including her beautiful friendship of nearly 50 years with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
“Live Life in Crescendo: Your Most Important Work Is Always Ahead of You” by Stephen R. Covey – Covey outlines his vision for those in the prime of life – whatever age you may be – urging all to continually grow in contribution, learning, and influence.
“Holiday Cookies: More Than 100 Very Merry Recipes” by Brian Hart Hoffman – Over 100 recipes divided into mouthwatering categories. You’ll find everything from thumbprint cookies, sandwich cookies, holiday twists perfect for a cookie swap, chocolate decadence and everything in between.
New Easy Readers
“Finding Fire” by Logan S. Kline – After a hard rain douses the family fire, a brave young boy sets out to search for more fire to bring home before the cold season sets in. Along the way, he’ll face many challenges, from perilous mountains to fearsome predators to raging rivers, and find something wholly unexpected: a friend.
“Yellow Dog Blues” Alice Faye Duncan – Traveling across the Mississippi Delta, Bo Willie searches blues landmarks like Dockery Farms and Beale Street for his missing dog.
“I’m a Unicorn” by Helen Yoon – What happens when a one-horned calf with impeccable logic is convinced they’re a unicorn?
“Hey, Bruce!: An Interactive Book” (Mother Bruce) by Ryan T. Higgins – Three mice guide readers on quest for a fun reading experience, with a reluctant Bruce as the star.
“Maya’s Song” by Renee Watson – This picture book introduces young readers to the life and work of poet and activist Maya Angelou, whose words have uplifted and inspired generations of readers.
“Even Robots Can Be Thankful!” (Robots) by Jan Thomas – In three stories, Red Robot and Blue Robot learn that gratitude is not always easy, but best friends are something to be thankful for.
“Construction Site: Road Crew, Coming Through” (Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site) by Sherri Duskey Rinker – Told in rhyming text, seven new road-building machines set out on a job – building, rolling, paving, and painting a brand-new road.
“If I Were Saint Nick: A Christmas Story” by the Cat in the Hat – The Cat in the Hat considers all the ways he would improve on celebrating Christmas if he were to fill in for Saint Nick.
“Little Blue Truck Makes a Friend” (Little Blue Truck) by Alice Schertle – There is someone new on the farm and Little Blue Truck knows just how to make the newcomer welcome.