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Kietzman, Susan

Summary: For years, Ellie, Alice, and Joan enjoyed a casual friendship while volunteering at their children's Connecticut high school. Now, with those children grown and gone to college, a local tragedy brings the three into contact again. But what begins as a catch-up lunch soon moves beyond small talk to the struggles of this next stage of life. Over the course of an eventful year, the three will meet...

Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Books 2017

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Hunt, James Patrick

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Summary: In England, Kurt Miller is released from prison after serving a thirteen-month sentence for trafficking in narcotics. Prior to his arrest, Miller had been an intelligence agent and analyst for the BND, Germany's federal intelligence agency. Upon his release, Miller returns to Hamburg and finds that all he has treasured is gone. His wife, his career, and his pension. All he has left is his...

Publisher / Publication Date: Five Star, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning 2017

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Dinan, Kim

Summary: "Plagued by anxiety and a persistent feeling that there was more to life than paychecks and mortgages, Kim and her husband decide to uproot their lives and travel around the world. Just before their departure, they're given an unexpected gift that will shape their adventures: a yellow envelope containing a check and instructions to give the money away to those they encounter on their journey....

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks 2017

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Shumaker, Heather

5 holds on 3 copies

Summary: Saving Arcadia: A Story of Conservation and Community in the Great Lakes is a suspenseful and intimate land conservation adventure story set in the Great Lakes heartland. The story spans more than forty years, following the fate of a magnificent sand dune on Lake Michigan and the people who care about it. Author and narrator Heather Shumaker shares the remarkable untold stories behind...

Publisher / Publication Date: A Painted Turtle book 2017

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Jenoff, Pam

21 holds on 13 copies

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier and being forced to give up her baby. She lives above a small rail station, which she cleans in order to earn her keep… When Noa discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp, she is reminded of the child that was taken from her. And in a moment that will...

Publisher / Publication Date: Mira Books 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Jenoff 2017

Lawson, Nancy

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: In this eloquent plea for compassion and respect for all species, journalist and gardener Nancy Lawson describes why and how to welcome wildlife to our backyards. Through engaging anecdotes and inspired advice, profiles of home gardeners throughout the country, and interviews with scientists and horticulturalists, Lawson applies the broader lessons of ecology to our own outdoor spaces.

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton Architectural Press 2017

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Levitan, Dave

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Summary: In 1980, Ronald Reagan created one of the dumbest talking points of all time: “I’m not a scientist, but . . .” Since then, politicians have repeatedly committed egregious transgressions against scientific knowledge prefaced by this seemingly innocuous phrase. Yet, as science journalist Dave Levitan reveals, that line is just the tip of the melting iceberg when it comes to rhetorical tools...

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2017

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Sincero, Jen

7 holds on 2 copies

Summary: Shares step-by-step guidelines for overcoming blocks, moving past fear, and making real-world money, revealing how personal perceptions and bank accounts reflect obstructive beliefs that can be rendered lucrative through strategic concept changes.

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2017

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Bostwick, Marie

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Summary: Every child prodigy grows up eventually. For the Promise sisters, escaping their mother’s narcissism and the notoriety that came with her bestselling book hasn’t been easy. Minerva Promise claimed that her three “test tube” daughters—gifted pianist Joanie, artistic Meg, and storyteller Avery—were engineered and molded to be geniuses. In adulthood, their modest lives fall far short of her grand...

Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Publishing Corp 2017

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Herrick, Ellen

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Summary: An American nursery owner with a rare gift with plants jumps at the chance to help revive a run-down, Shakespearean garden on a country estate in England and becomes intrigued with the house's haunting history and the owners brother-in-law.

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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Ruskovich, Emily

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Summary: A tale told from multiple perspectives traces the complicated relationship between Ann and Wade on a rugged landscape and how they came together in the aftermath of his first wife's imprisonment for a violent murder. Ann and Wade have carved out a life for themselves from a rugged landscape in northern Idaho. With her husband's memory fading, Ann attempts to piece together the truth of what...

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2017

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Schwab, V. E.

Summary: Londons fall and kingdoms rise while darkness sweeps the Maresh Empire, and the fraught balance of magic blossoms into dangerous territory while heroes struggle. The trilogy's conclusion concerns the fate of beloved protagonists -- and old foes.

Publisher / Publication Date: Tor, a Tom Doherty Associates Book 2017

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Lewis, Beverly

5 holds on 5 copies

Summary: When a well-to-do family asks Sallie Riehl to be their daughter's nanny for the summer at their Cape May, New Jersey, vacation home, she jumps at the chance to broaden her horizons beyond the Lancaster County Amish community where she grew up. Curious by nature, Sallie loves reading and learning, and she fears that her chances of making a good match with an Amish farmer will be hampered because...

Publisher / Publication Date: Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group 2017

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Piazza, Jo

6 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "At age thirty-four, Jo Piazza got her romantic-comedy ending when she met the man of her dreams on a boat in the Galápagos Islands and was engaged three months later. But before long, Jo found herself riddled with questions. How do you make a marriage work in a world where you no longer need to be married? How does an independent, strong-willed feminist become someone's partner -- all the...

Publisher / Publication Date: Harmony Books 2017

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Merullo, Roland

3 holds on 2 copies

Summary: Meeting during a highly publicized official visit at the Vatican, the Pope and the Dalai Lama embark on an unsanctioned, undercover vacation through the Italian countryside to rediscover the everyday joys of life.

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2017

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Statovci, Pajtim

2 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "Already an international sensation: a debut novel that tells a love story set in two countries in two radically different moments in time, bringing together a young man, his mother, a boa constrictor, and one capricious cat. In 1980s Yugoslavia, a young Muslim girl is married off to a man she hardly knows, but what was meant to be a happy match goes quickly wrong. Soon thereafter her country...

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2017

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Watts, Stephanie Powell

9 holds on 5 copies

Summary: "JJ Ferguson has returned home to Pinewood, North Carolina, to build his dream house and to pursue his high school sweetheart, Ava. But as he reenters his former world, where factories are in decline and the legacy of Jim Crow is still felt, he's startled to find that the people he once knew and loved have changed just as much as he has. Ava is now married and desperate for a baby, though she...

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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Kessel, John

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "In the middle of the twenty-second century, over three million people live in underground cities below the moon's surface. One city-state, the Society of Cousins, is matriarchy, where men are supported in any career choice, and can have all the sex they want, but no right to vote--and tensions are beginning to flare as outside political intrigues increase. After participating in a rebellion...

Publisher / Publication Date: Saga Press 2017

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Yuknavitch, Lidia

Summary: "In the near future, world wars have transformed the earth into a battleground. Fleeing the unending violence and the planet's now-radioactive surface, humans have regrouped to a mysterious platform known as CIEL, hovering over their erstwhile home. The changed world has turned evolution on its head: the surviving humans have become sexless, hairless, pale-white creatures floating in isolation,...

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins 2017

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Paretsky, Sara

8 holds on 9 copies

Summary: Before there was Lisbeth Salander, before there was Stephanie Plum, there was V.I. WARSHAWSKI. To her parents, she's Victoria Iphigenia. To her friends, she's Vic. But to clients seeking her talents as a detective, she's V.I. And her new case will lead her from her native Chicago... and into Kansas, on the trail of a vanished film student and a faded Hollywood star. Accompanied by her dog, V.I....

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2017

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Woods, Stuart

17 holds on 13 copies

Summary: "In the latest thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Stuart Woods, Stone Barrington's newest foe has a short fuse. and it's just been lit. Stone Barrington is enjoying a boating excursion off the Maine coast when a chance encounter leaves him somewhat the worse for wear. Always able to find the silver lining in even the unhappiest circumstances, Stone is pleased to discover that...

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2017

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Lewis, Phillip (Phillip E.)

Summary: "Just before Henry Aster's birth, his father -- outsized literary ambition and pregnant wife in tow -- reluctantly returns to the small Appalachian town in which he was raised and installs his young family in an immense house of iron and glass perched high on the side of a mountain. There, Henry grows up under the writing desk of this fiercely brilliant man. But when tragedy tips his father...

Publisher / Publication Date: Hogarth 2017

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Donohue, Meg.

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Summary: A popular radio host whose career was launched years earlier by an on-air rant about her unfaithful husband, struggles with falling in love, an obsessed stalker, and her socially fearful teen daughter, who emerges from a riding accident with a high-risk new personality.

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2017

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Dunant, Sarah

Summary: Renowned for her bright and disciplined way with Renaissance Italy, New York Times best-selling novelist Dunant again visits the Borgias, to whom she recently paid court in Blood and Beauty. As Cesare ruthlessly seeks to unite all of Italy's city-states under Borgia control, Florence counters by sending one Niccolo Machiavelli to Rome as envoy and Lucrezia learns the family business of...

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2017

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