Friday, August 31, 2018

More bestsellers have hit the shelves.... check them out today!

 All We Ever Wanted: A Novel by Emily Giffin

“Giffin is a worldwide best-selling author because she gets under your skin—by creating relatable characters wrestling within believable situations. . . . Giffin crafts an unpredictable page-turner that unfolds in the voices of three superbly distinct characters. . . . Her latest . . . is destined for greatness.”

Ghosted: A Novel by Rosie Walsh

“Walsh has created a deeply moving romance with an intriguing mystery and a touching portrait of grief at its heart. . . a romantic, sad, and ultimately hopeful book that’s perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes.”

Cottage by the Sea: A Novel by Debbie Macomber

“Romantic, warm, and a breeze to read—one of Macomber’s best.”

Spymaster: A Thriller (The Scot Harvath Series) by Brad Thor

"A master of action and pacing, Thor continues channeling the likes of John le Carré in crafting a thinking-man's thriller packed with as much brains as brawn, making SPYMASTER a must-read for summer."

Friday, July 20, 2018

Bestselling memoirs are now available!

Robin by Dave Itzkoff

               "Dave Itzkoff allows readers a rare intimate look at Robin Williams in this honest and emotional biography of the late entertainer. . . . Robin is a fresh look at a man loved by many but truly understood by few."

The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil

               “Sharp, moving... Wamariya and her co-author, Elizabeth Weil... describe Wamariya’s idyllic early childhood in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, and the madness that followed with an analytic eye and, at times, a lyrical honesty.... Wamariya is piercing about her alienation in America and her effort to combat the perception that she is an exotic figure, to be pitied or dismissed.... Wamariya tells her own story with feeling, in vivid prose. She has remade herself, as she explains was necessary to do, on her own terms.”

Barracoon: The Story of the Last Black Cargo by Zora Neale Hurston and Deborah G. Plant

               “A man who lived across one century and two continents, Kossola’s life was marked, repeatedly and relentlessly, by loss: of his homeland, of his humanity, of his given names, of his family. For decades, his full story, from his perspective and in his voice, was also lost, but with the publication of Barracoon, it is rightfully restored.”

I'm Keith Hernandez: A Memoir by Keith Hernandez

               "Even at 64, Hernandez has maintained the coolness quotient that made him a star in New York more than 30 years ago."

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

More bestsellers are available now!

Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper and Trey Brown

As the nation’s top spymaster, former Director of National Intelligence Clapper vowed never to publish a memoir. Then he became enraged at Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign on behalf of Donald Trump, and he changed his mind about writing a book. … The book will be judged, fairly or unfairly, by what comes next. If Clapper’s revelations undermine the support of an irrational Trump among voters, he will consider the book a success, however limited. However, if the book fails to contribute to the halting of Trump’s widespread corruption, Clapper makes clear he will do whatever he can from his retirement to protect what is left of American democracy.           

Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher

               "The story of Lincoln and the Harrison murder trial is intriguing but not necessarily significant enough to merit its own book."

Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor by Yossi Klein Halevi

               “Halevi’s book, a collection of letters addressed to his Palestinian counterparts, functions as a new attempt at discourse that starts on a grassroots level. His language is beautiful. So is the idea behind the book: radical, unceasing empathy for the other — combined with an unadulterated, unmitigated dedication to one’s own people and one’s own land.”

The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli 

“Highly original. . . . Chapter by chapter, Rovelli shows how modern physics has annihilated common understandings of time. . . . the many other excellent explanations of science, the heart and humanity of the book, its poetry and its gentle tone raise it to the level and style of such great scientist-writers as Lewis Thomas and Rachel Carson.”

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou

               "[A] chilling, third-person narrative of how Holmes came up with a fantastic idea that made her, for a while, the most successful woman entrepreneur in Silicon valley… Prizewinning Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrou tells [this story] virtually to perfection… [His] description of Holmes as a manic leader who turned coolly hostile when challenged is ripe material for a psychologist… His recounting of his efforts to track down sources—many of whom were being intimidated by Theranos’s bullying lawyer, David Boies—reads like a West Coast version of 'All the President's Men.'"

Monday, July 16, 2018

More bestsellers are waiting for you

The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll

               "What could be more engrossing, guilty-pleasure-wise, than a reality show about rich, backstabbing women? A juicy whodunit staged behind the scenes of just such a fictional show, that's what. In Knoll's follow-up to 2015's Luckiest Girl Alive, one of the viciously ambitious stars of the series Goal Diggers ends up dead—and the truth behind the murder isn't revealed until each conniving cast member presents her version of the backstory. Deliciously savage and wildly entertaining."

The Perfect Mother: A Novel by Aimee Molloy

               “Whip-smart.... Very much in the mold of recent best-sellers like The Girl on the Train and The Woman in the Window, but it’s also a sharply drawn take on the cult of modern parenting and the particular pressure women face—from within and without—to pull it all off, flawlessly.”

When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger

               “When Life Gives You Lululemons is a delicious sequel to The Devil Wears Prada.  [It] reads like 'The Real Housewives of Greenwich,' a reality show that doesn’t exist, but should… underneath the shiny surface, both Lululemons and Prada are exploring what it’s like to be a woman buffeted by conflicting messages about career, relationships and motherhood. I’m hoping that When Life Gives You Lululemons gets made into a movie so it can become my new favorite.”

Friday, July 13, 2018

Turn your luck around with one of these bestsellers

The Hellfire Club by Jake Tapper

               "Insightful... Tapper takes readers back to a Washington remembered for being a time of distrust and potential future conflicts. Key historical figures interact with Tapper's fictional characters, and with his sources at the end of the novel showcasing his research, it almost feels like everything actually happened. It is fiction, however, well-written and worthwhile."

How to Walk Away: A Novel by Katherine Center

               "A story about survival that is heartbreakingly honest and wryly funny, perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes and Elizabeth Berg."

The President Is Missing: A Novel by James Patterson and Bill Clinton

               "The pages of The President Is Missing are filled with the classic tropes of a big commercial thriller . . . but the authors resist pure escapism . . . The pleasure of this book is in imagining the wild tales Clinton might disclose about his own years as President, if only he could."

The Forgotten Road (The Broken Road Series) by Richard Paul Evans

               "An easy and enjoyable read about a search for redemption, but begin with The Broken Road."

-        Kirkus Review

Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts

               "Roberts' newest is part thriller, part romance, part survivors' psychological study with a touch of New Age magic—and a lively, captivating read."
               -Kirkus Reviews

Turbulence (A Stone Barrington Novel) by Stuart Woods

"Woods' consumerist hero doesn't purchase any new real estate this time out, but he does qualify to fly another new aircraft. Plus, that nuclear device doesn't explode. Nice."

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

In honor of Independence day, enjoy one of these political best sellers.

 The Assault on Intelligence: American National Security in an Age of Lies by Michael V. Hayden

               “For a longtime spook, Hayden is a breezy and direct writer. He reduces complex issues of cyber and information warfare to essentials, and his polemic is leavened with humor and sympathy. He is at his best, though, when he shifts to a purely analytical tone. He coolly forecasts the direction of America under Trump, explains the intelligence that foreign governments are likely to collect from the president’s Twitter feed and describes the benefits Russia drew from the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Kremlin-connected Russian attorneys and senior Trump campaign officials.”

Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling by Amy Chozick

               “Chozick’s own funny, wicked and wacky side is on full display, with well-drawn sketches of everyone from fresh-faced campaign interns to the candidates themselves. With her lively voice and eye for detail, Chasing Hillary is an enjoyable read, like The Devil Wears Prada meets The Boys on the Bus.”
-        New York Times

The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations by John McCain and Mark Salter

               “Senator Lindsey Graham once described his friend John McCain as someone who would ‘run across the street to get in a good fight.’ McCain’s final battle came straight to him. I’m not talking about the one against brain cancer…I’m talking about the one against Donald Trump. He wages it in a forthcoming book, The Restless Wave...McCain has always believed, to his core, in sacrifice, honor and allegiance to something larger than oneself…Such grace is unimaginable from Trump. That’s why it’s so vital that McCain is using his waning time to model it.”

The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels by Jon Meacham

               “Appalled by the ascendancy of Donald J. Trump, and shaken by the deadly white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville in 2017, Meacham returns to other moments in our history when fear and division seemed rampant. He wants to remind us that the current political turmoil is not unprecedented, that as a nation we have survived times worse than this. . . . Meacham tries to summon the better angels by looking back at when America truly has been great. He is effective as ever at writing history for a broad readership. . . . [Meacham] is an adroit and appealing storyteller.”

Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire by Bret Baier and Catherine Whitney

               “Forceful. … It is curious how many Reaganesque themes find a contemporary echo… [and] it is worth recalling both Reagan’s celebration of freedom and his understanding of democracy.”

War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence by Ronan Farrow

“Farrow draws on both government experience and fresh reporting to offer a lament for the plight of America’s diplomats―and an argument for why it matters. ‘Classic, old-school diplomacy,’ he observes, is ‘frustrating’ and involves ‘a lot of jet lag.’ Yet his wry voice and storytelling take work that is often grueling and dull and make it seem…vividly human.”

The World as It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House by Ben Rhodes

               “Ben Rhodes, who served Barack Obama as a foreign policy adviser and speechwriter from beginning to end, has written a book that reflects the president he served—intelligent, amiable, compelling and principled. And there is something more: The World as It Is is a classic coming-of-age story, about the journey from idealism to realism, told with candor and immediacy. It is not a heavy policy book. There are anecdotes galore, but they illuminate rather than scandalize. Even Donald Trump—a politician who seems the omega to Obama’s alpha—is treated with horrified amazement rather than vitriol. . . . Ben Rhodes is a charming and humble guide through an unprecedented presidency. . . . He never quite loses his idealism; in a crass political era, he impressively avoids becoming a cynic. . . . His achievement is rare for a political memoir: He has written a humane and honorable book.”

Monday, July 9, 2018

Don't miss out on these new bestsellers!

The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

"Ware's novels continue to evoke comparison to Agatha Christie; they certainly have that classic flavor despite the contemporary settings. Expertly paced, expertly crafted."

The Gray Ghost (A Sam and Remi Fargo Adventure) by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell

“A fast-paced tale that reaches back to the early days of automotive glory...A complicated and clever plot...The Fargos are great series characters, whip-smart and altruistic...Thriller fans will delight in this latest escapade. Cussler and co-author Burcell have delievered a winner.”

There There: A novel by Tommy Orange

               "Kaleidoscopic... In this vivid and moving book, Orange articulates the challenges and complexities not only of Native Americans, but also of America itself."

Us Against You: A Novel (Beartown) by Fredrik Backman

               “If Alexander McCall Smith’s and Maeve Binchy’s novels had a love child, the result would be the work of Swedish writer Fredrik Backman...With his wry acceptance of foible and failure, Backman combines a singular style with a large and compassionate perspective for his characters...[His] novels have wide appeal, and for good reason. Us Against You takes a lyrical look at how a community heals, how families recover and how individuals grow.”

Something in the Water: A Novel by Catherine Steadman

               “With unreliable characters, wry voices, exquisite pacing, and a twisting plot, Steadman potently draws upon her acting chops. . . . A darkly glittering gem of a thriller from a new writer to watch.”

Friday, July 6, 2018

Don't miss out on these new titles, available now!

Adjustment Day: A Novel by Chuck Palahniuk

               “Palahniuk toys with our cultural dividing lines―race, class, sexuality―and all the fears, myths, and conspiracies that come along with them. The result is a novel that straddles both the horrific and the absurd, kind of like present-day America.”

The Mars Room: A Novel by Rachel Kushner

               “The Mars Room affirms Rachel Kushner as one of our best novelists…her stories slink in the margins, but they have the feel of something iconic.”

Love and Ruin: A Novel by Paula McLain

“Propulsive . . . highly engaging . . . McLain does an excellent job portraying a woman with dreams who isn’t afraid to make them real, showing [Gellhorn’s] bravery in what was very much a man’s world. Her work around the world . . . is presented in meticulous, hair-raising passages. . . . The book is fueled by her questing spirit, which asks, Why must a woman decide between being a war correspondent and a wife in her husband’s bed?”

Warlight: A novel by Michael Ondaatje

               “A tender coming of age story so warmly delivered you almost forget how much of its plot involves smuggling, spycraft, and assassins…the novel becomes at once a mystery tale and an exploration into how much of our lives are out of our control, especially in wartime.”

Calypso by David Sedaris

               "The king of the humorous essay returns with a brand-new collection -- his first in five years. Sedaris fans will find plenty of familiar delights: His misanthropic charms and wry wit are as delightful as ever, even if some of the subject matter has changed. From his new vacation home on the coast of North Carolina, he writes about the concerns of health and aging, treating us to a story about the persnickety doctor who refused to let him keep a noncancerous tumor that he'd planned to feed to a snapping turtle once removed. We can only assume that the audiobook version of Calypso will be the perfect travel companion during road trips and getaways this spring and beyond."

Friday, June 29, 2018

New bestsellers have hit the shelves!

The Crooked Staircase: A Jane Hawk Novel by Dean Koontz
    “An absorbing thriller full of fresh touches . . . Writing his unusual heroine, [Dean] Koontz keeps the pages alive with attitude as well as action. . . . For [Jane] Hawk, who is as fearless as she is beautiful, no obstacle is too great, especially with the well-being of her hidden-away five-year-old son on her mind.”

The High Tide Club: A Novel by Mary Kay Andrews

               "Andrews creates a story that is at turns suspenseful, sad, and hopeful, with plenty of surprising twists. Her dialogue is natural and funny, and even her minor characters are fully drawn with unique voices...Another satisfying summer read from the queen of the beach."

The Outsider: A Novel by Stephen King

               "A juicy tale that plays at the forefront of our current phobias... [The Outsider] will remind readers of King's early novel It."

Twisted Prey (A Prey Novel) by John Sandford

               “[Lucas Davenport] is a hero for these perilous times…”

Friday, June 15, 2018

Check the shelves for these new bestsellers!

The Female Persuasion: A Novel by Meg Wolitzer

"Meg Wolitzer is the novelist we need right now...[The Female Persuasion is] the sort of book that comes along in too few authors' careers—one that makes the writer's intellectual project snap into sharp focus, and with it, the case that their artistry is not merely enjoyable but truly important."

The Hush: A Novel by John Hart

"A testament to friendship, an exploration of family, a meditation on slavery and its legacy, a lament on the prison of the past ― and a grisly and gritty ghost story ― The Hush displays Hart at his best. With richly imagined characters and depth of ingenuity, Hart forges a thoughtful and disturbing novel, one that delivers shocks in his story and joy in his storytelling. The author, who splits his time between North Carolina and Virginia, builds on his trademark take on the literary Southern gothic; the result is his most powerful work yet, one that plants a flag at the intersection where William Faulkner and Stephen King meet in unexpected harmony."

Noir: A Novel by Christopher Moore

“The master of satire is back . . . Noir is a fun parody of detective fiction that has everything Christopher Moore fans have come to love and expect from his work: humor, fantasy, absurdity, and a cast of outrageous characters you won’t soon forget.”


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