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May 16, 2024

The Cemetery of Untold Stories by Julia Alvarez:  Alma Cruz, the celebrated writer at the heart of this tale, doesn’t want to lose her sanity trying to finish her books. So when she inherits a small plot of land in the Dominican Republic, her homeland, she has the beautiful idea of turning it into a place to bury her untold stories — literally. She creates a graveyard for the manuscript drafts and revisions, and the characters whose lives she tried and failed to bring to life and who still haunt her.

Under Suspicion: It Had to Be You by Mary Higgins Clark:  Two identical brothers, both handsome, intelligent and popular recent college graduates, are seemingly perfect in every way. That is, until the shocking summer night when one of them killed their parents in cold blood. The other has an iron-clad alibi, but which twin was where during the murders? And is it possible the two of them planned the perfect crime together?

The Evolution of Annabel Craig by Lisa Grunwald:  A young Southern woman sets out on a journey of self-discovery as the infamous 1925 Scopes Trial tests her faith and her marriage in this moving novel from the author of Time After Time and The Irresistible Henry House.

Funny Story by Emily Henry:  Daphne always loved the way her fiancé Peter told their story. How they met (on a blustery day), fell in love (over an errant hat), and moved back to his lakeside hometown to begin their life together. He really was good at telling it…right up until the moment he realized he was actually in love with his childhood best friend Petra.

Leaphorn & Chee: Lost Birds by Anne Hillerman:  Joe Leaphorn may be long retired from the Navajo Tribal Police, but his detective skills are still sharp, honed by his work as a private detective. His experience will be essential to solve a compelling new case: finding the birth parents of a woman who was raised by a bilagáana family but believes she is Diné based on one solid clue, an old photograph with a classic Navajo child’s blanket. Leaphorn discovers that his client’s adoption was questionable, and her adoptive family not what they seem. His quest for answers takes him to an old trading post and leads him to a deadly cache of long-buried family secrets.

The Stolen Child by Ann Hood:  For decades, Nick Burns has been haunted by a decision he made as a young soldier in World War I, when a French artist he’d befriended thrust both her paintings and her baby into his hands—and disappeared. In 1974, with only months left to live, Nick enlists Jenny, a college dropout desperate for adventure, to help him unravel the mystery. The journey leads them from Paris galleries and provincial towns to a surprising place: the Museum of Tears, the life’s work of a lonely Italian craftsman. Determined to find the baby and the artist, hopeless romantic Jenny and curmudgeonly Nick must reckon with regret, betrayal, and the lives they’ve left behind.

Medlar Mystery: An Unfinished Murder by Jude Deveraux.Sara Medlar may be retired as a bestselling author, but her career as an amateur detective is facing one final mystery—and it’s a killer

FEBRUARY 19, 2024

Rethinking Diabetes: What Science Reveals about Diet, Insulin, and Successful Treatments by Gary Taubes:  In this book, Gary Taubes explores the history underpinning the treatment of diabetes, types 1 and 2, explaining how decades-old research that is rife with misconceptions has continued to influence the guidance physicians offer—at the expense of their patients’ long-term well-being.

Olivia Straus Is Running Out of Time by Angela Brown:  A woman has no choice left but to enjoy the adventure of life - and its surprises - in a funny and emotionally moving comedy of errors about the gifts of growing older.

Jack Stapleton/Laurie Montgomery: Manner of Death by Robin Cook:  In this new fast-paced medical thriller, fan favorites Jack and Laurie are inadvertently drawn into a dangerous vortex of a series of homicides that have been cleverly staged as suicides.

Murder of an Amish Bridegroom by Patricia Johns:  Petunia Yoder is Blueberry, Pennsylvania’s youngest old maid, at twenty-two years of age, and is completely unmarriageable. But she’s determined to celebrate her friends’ weddings with joy and a full heart. Unfortunately, Petunia’s best friend, Eden Beiler, is playing a dangerous game with a man who is ruining her reputation.

Class: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education by Stephanie Land:  A Good Morning America Book Club Pick, Class paints an intimate and heartbreaking portrait of motherhood as it converges and often conflicts with personal desire and professional ambition.

What Really Happens in Vegas by James Patterson:  Wild and wonderful…The magic of Sin City doesn’t just happen. James Patterson shows the real Vegas in a dazzling journey through “lively tales of those who labor and dream in Sin City.”

Everyone on This Train Is a Suspect by Benjamin Stevenson:  This novel is a fiendishly fun locked room (train) murder mystery that offers a tip of the hat to the great Agatha Christie novel while at the same time being a modern reinvention of it.

Baking Yesteryear by B. Dylan Hollis:  A decade-by-decade cookbook that highlights the best (and a few of the worst) baking recipes from the 20th century.

The Good Part by Sophie Cousens:  Lucy Young is twenty-six and tired. Tired of fetching coffees for senior TV producers, sick of going on disastrous dates, and done with living in a damp flat with roommates who never buy toilet paper. After another disappointing date, Lucy stumbles upon a wishing machine. Pushing a coin into the slot, Lucy closes her eyes and wishes with all her might: Please, let me skip to the good part of my life.

Infectious Generosity by Chris Anderson:  In these inspiring stories, the author offers a playbook for how to embark on generous acts—whether gifts of money, time, talent, connection, or kindness—and to prime them, thanks to the Internet, to have self-replicating, even world-changing, impact.

February 12, 2024

Jack Ryan: Tom Clancy Command and Control by Marc Cameron:  A Russian plot to seize the Panama Canal plunges President Jack Ryan into a desperate fight for his life in the latest entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

Coffeehouse Mystery: Bulletproof Barista by Cleo Coyle:  Only Murders in Gotham, the smash hit streaming show, has chosen to spotlight the century-old Village Blend and its quirky crew of baristas for their latest episode.  But when the film crew's week of shooting delivers an actual shooting, coffeehouse manager and master roaster Clare Cosi and her staff find themselves at the scene of a true crime.

The Madstone by Elizabeth Crook:  With echoes of Lonesome Dove and News of the World, the riveting story of a pregnant young mother, her child, and the frontier tradesman who helps them flee across Texas from outlaws bent on revenge, even as an unlikely love blossoms.

Martini Club: The Spy Coast by Tess Gerritsen:  A retired CIA operative in small-town Maine tackles the ghosts of her past.   Former spy Maggie Bird and her local circle of old friends -- also former spies retired from the CIA -- still have a few useful skills that they’re eager to use again, if only to spice up their rather sedate new lives.

The Purest Bond: Understanding the Human-Canine Connection by Jen Golbeck:  A feel-good, comprehensive exploration of the profound bond between humans and dogs from Jen Golbeck, the “internet’s dog mom” behind the massive social media platform The Golden Ratio, and Stacey Colino, an award-winning science writer.

The Professor by Lauren Nossett:  This book is a thoroughly gripping mystery about power, ambition, and the lengths we will go to in order to succeed. The Professor investigates the darkest corners of academic life: ambition, lies, and obsession.

The Helsinki Affair by Anna Pitoniak:  It’s the case of Amanda’s lifetime but solving it will require her to betray another spy—who just so happens to be her father in this delicious spy novel.

Lost Bride Trilogy: Inheritance by Nora Roberts:  This book is the first in The Lost Bride Trilogy by bestselling author Nora Roberts—a tale of tragedies, loves found and lost, and a family haunted for generations.  In 1806: Astrid Poole sits in her bridal clothes, overwhelmed with happiness. But before her marriage can be consummated, she is murdered, and the circle of gold torn from her finger. Her last words are a promise to Collin never to leave him…



The Totally True Story of Gracie Byrne by Shannon Takaoka is a tale about sixteen-year-old Gracie Byrne, who discovers a mysterious journal that turns her fictional stories into reality until she starts to second guess what's real, especially when it comes to a budding romance with her cute neighbor.

The Last Kids on Earth is one of the most popular series for middle grade readers right now. It's about a group of misfit teens surviving a monster apocalypse and hiding out in a treehouse. They band together to tackle an infamous monster and ditch their dorky status.  Besides comedic fun and action, this story serves as an ode to friendship, and the importance of having a support system of companions in your life.  Books 1 through 9 are on the shelves at the library.

December 8, 2023

Kingsbridge: The Armor of Light by Ken Follett:  An epic continuation of the series that began with The Pillars of the Earth, The Armor of Light heralds a new dawn for Kingsbridge, England, where progress clashes with tradition, class struggles push into every part of society, and war in Europe engulfs the entire continent and beyond

Lion & Lamb by James Patterson:  Veena Lion and Cooper Lamb are rival PIs in Philadelphia in this fun ride…the romance between Cooper and Veena is artfully handled...endearing characters including Cooper’s two preternaturally clever kids and his Rhodesian ridgeback puppy

Conflict: The Evolution of Warfare from 1945 to Ukraine by David Petraeus and Andrew Roberts:  Two leading authorities—an acclaimed historian and the outstanding battlefield commander and strategist of our time—collaborate on a landmark examination of war since 1945. Conflict is both a sweeping history of the evolution of warfare up to Putin’s invasion of the Ukraine, and a penetrating analysis of what we must learn from the past—and anticipate in the future—in order to navigate an increasingly perilous world.

Making It So: by Patrick Stewart:  Sir Patrick Stewart, who has played legendary characters in the Star Trek and X-Men franchises, presents a revealing portrait of his astonishing life.

The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride:  A murder mystery locked inside a Great American Novel, this novel is about small-town secrets and the people who keep them.


September 14, 2023

Build the Life you Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier by Arthur C. Brooks and Oprah Winfrey:  With insight, compassion, and hope, Brooks and Winfrey reveal how the tools of emotional self-management can change your life―immediately.

Dark Carpathia: Dark Memory by Christine Feehan:  Safia Meziane has trained since birth to protect her tribe, the family she holds so dear. All along she told herself the legends she was raised with were simply that. But now, she must call upon all of her skills to fight what lies ahead.

What Never Happened by Rachel Howzell Hall:  It’s murder in paradise as a woman uncovers a host of secrets off the rocky California coast in this gripping novel of suspense.

NUMA Files: Clive Cussler Condor’s Fury by Graham Brown:  Kurt Austin faces mind-control technology and cutting-edge weaponry in the latest novel in this #1 New York Times-bestselling series.

Family Health Encyclopedia, Updated by Dr. Peter Fermie:  This clear, rigorously researched and up-to-date encyclopedia will help to assess and understand a vast range of ailments.  The book is illustrated with artworks, charts and specialist photographs.

GhostWalker: Ghostly Game by Christine Feehan:  It’s fight or flight in this sultry, suspenseful GhostWalker novel.

Must Love Flowers by Debbie Macomber:  Two women at different stages of life find themselves on a journey of renewal after undergoing hardships in this uplifting novel that celebrates the surprising and unexpected ways that family, friendship, and love can lift us up.

In Death: Encore in Death by J.D. Robb:  The homicide cop with a passion for justice returns in the latest installment in this captivating crime thriller series.

Will Trent: After That Night by Karin Slaughter:  Fifteen years ago, medical examiner Sara Linton’s life changed forever when a celebratory night out ended in a violent attack that tore her world apart. Since then, she has remade her life and managed to leave the past behind her.  Until one evening, on call in the ER, everything changes.

Andrea Oliver: Girl, Forgotten by Karin Slaughter:  This electrifying thriller features newly minted US Marshall Andrea Oliver as she investigates a cold case with links to her father’s past.

July 23, 2023

The Little Village of Book Lovers by Nina George:  A young woman with the extraordinary power to bring soulmates together searches for her own true love in this tender, lyrical novel.

Tom Lake by Ann Patchett:  Tom Lake is a meditation on youthful love, married love, and the lives parents have led before their children were born.  It explores what it means to be happy even when the world is falling apart. 

Natalie Lockhart: The Shadow Girls by Alice Blanchard:  Someone is playing deadly games.  Natalie Lockhart has become embroiled in a case with threads that become increasingly difficult to untangle.  Her obsession with finding the truth leads to a twisted, elemental struggle between good and evil—and nothing will ever be the same again.

The Five-Star Weekend by Elin Hilderbrand:  After tragedy strikes, food blogger Hollis Shaw gathers four friends from different stages in her life to spend an unforgettable weekend on Nantucket.

Luke Daniels: The 9th Man by Steve Berry:  From the bestselling author of the Cotton Malone series comes a thrilling, action-packed historical adventure that sends Luke Daniels on an international manhunt for the truth about the assassination of President John Kennedy.

Night Will Find You by Julia Heaberlin:  A scientist and reluctant psychic is brought in to find a girl who went missing long ago in this new novel which is being developed as a TV series by Fox. 

The Happiness Plan by Susan Mallery:  Three women search for joy in this new novel of hope, heartache, and the power of friendship.

Nobody’s Fool: Somebody’s Fool by Richard Russo:  The prize-winning author returns to North Bath, in upstate New York, and to the characters that captured the hearts and imaginations of millions in his beloved best sellers Nobody’s Fool and Everybody’s Fool.  This novel is infused with all the wry humor and shrewd observations that Russo is known for.

Welcome to Beach Town by Susan Wiggs:  Bestselling author Susan Wiggs returns with a compulsively readable tale of an idyllic California beach town forced to reckon with scandal when a high school valedictorian’s speech reveals secrets that shake the town to its core.

July 1, 2023

Swamp Story by Dave Barry:  Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times bestselling author and actual Florida Man Dave Barry returns with a Florida caper full of oddballs and more twists and turns than a snake slithering away from a gator.

The True Love Experiment by Christina Lauren:  They're crafting the perfect Hollywood romance for the screen.  But the chemistry behind the camera might be the real story.

Summer Stage by Meg Mitchell Moore:  A bighearted and delicious novel about family, desire, and opportunity, this spirited summer page-turner follows a family of actors grappling with fame, scandal, and ambition. 

Women’s Murder Club: The 23rd Midnight by James Patterson:  An attention-seeking copycat is recreating murders by a famous killer from the Women’s Murder Club’s past—with devastating new twists.  

The Wedding Planner by Danielle Steel:  Faith Ferguson is one of New York’s most sought-after wedding planners. Realizing dreams and making magic happen are part of why Faith loves her job. But weddings are not always champagne and roses, and this particular year brings challenges both professionally and personally.

All the Days of Summer by Nancy Thayer:  This moving novel explores the complexity of family and the unexpected ways fate can guide you forward.  A woman’s second act on the island of Nantucket delivers much more than she expected.


May 1, 2023

Where Are the Children Now? by Mary Higgins Clark:  The legacy of the “Queen of Suspense” continues with the highly anticipated follow-up to Mary Higgins Clark’s iconic novel Where Are The Children?, featuring the children of Nancy Harmon, facing peril once again as adults.

Saturday Night at the Lakeside Supper Club by J. Ryan Stradal:  This book tells the story of 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

Follow Me to Hell: McNelly’s Texas Rangers and the Rise of Frontier Justice by Thomas Clavin:  This is the explosive true story of how legendary Ranger Leander McNelly and his men brought justice to a lawless Texan frontier.

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus:  Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman.  Forced to resign from an all-male team at a research center, she reluctantly becomes the host of a cooking show, Supper at Six. But her revolutionary approach to cooking, fueled by scientific and rational commentary, grabs the attention of a nation.

If We’re Being Honest by Cat Shook:  The snappy, smart, heartwarming story of the Williams family and the sweltering summer that rewrote their history, this book reminds you that while no one can break your heart like your family can, there’s really no one better to put you back together.

Letty Davenport: Dark Angel by John Sandford:  Letty Davenport, the tough-as-nails adopted daughter of Lucas Davenport, takes on an undercover assignment that brings her across the country and into the crosshairs of a dangerous group of hackers.

April 7, 2023

Tea Shop Mystery: Lemon Curd Killer by Laura Childs:  High tea and high fashion turn deadly in the latest installment of this bestselling series

The Golden Spoon by Jessa Maxwell:  When production for the hit cooking competition Bake Week begins, everything seems normal. But as the competition gets under way, things begin to go awry. At first it's merely sabotage-sugar replaced with salt, a burner turned to high-but then someone shows up dead and suddenly everyone's a suspect

Molly Murphy: All That Is Hidden by Rhys Bowen:  "Retired" detective and police captain's wife Molly Murphy Sullivan tangles with Tammany Hall in the latest novel of this bestselling historical mystery series.

When in Rome by Liam Callanan:  This is a charming story of an opportunity to start over at midlife, a chance to save a struggling convent in the Eternal City, and the dramatic re-emergence of an old flame.

The Watchman’s Daughter by Larry Loftis:  This is the first major biography of Corrie ten Boom, a Dutch watchmaker who saved the lives of hundreds of Jews during WWII—at the cost of losing her family and being sent to a concentration camp, only to survive, forgive her captors, and live the rest of her life as a Christian missionary.

The Sister Effect by Susan Mallery:  The author brings readers an emotional, witty, and heartfelt story that explores the nuances of a broken family’s complex emotions as they strive to become whole in this uplifting story of human frailty and resilience.

The Dog of the North by Elizabeth McKenzie:  This book is an addictive read about a grieving misfit driving around with a donkey-shaped piñata in an old van held together by duct tape. The author manages to transform misery into gentle humor…darkly hilarious.

Verity by Colleen Hoover:  From the number-one New York Times best-selling and award-winning author Colleen Hoover comes "A stand-alone romantic thriller that is tragic, creepy, and brilliant!”

Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano: This OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK tells a “powerfully affecting” family story that asks: Can love make a broken person whole?

Her Deadly Game by Robert Dugoni:  A defense attorney is prepared to play. But is she a pawn in a master’s deadly match? This is a twisting novel of suspense by a New York Times bestselling author.


March 6, 2023

The Camp Wood library has added these six new titles to its collection of books on religion and Christianity.

You’ll Get Through This by Max Lucado:  We all fear that the depression will never lift, the disappointment will never stop, the pain will never leave. Here in the pits, surrounded by steep walls, we wonder if our gray skies will ever brighten. Though these unprecedented and challenging times may bring a load of uncertainty and fear that feels too heavy to bear, God gives us this promise: You'll Get Through This.

Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur:  Best-selling author John MacArthur examines the twelve men that Christ chose as his disciples and helps us discover how we can transform our own imperfections into usable tools to impact others.

Twelve Extraordinary Women by John MacArthur:  This book offers a poignant and personal look into the lives of some of the Bible's most faithful women.  These women were ordinary, common, and in some cases even ostracized and rejected by society, yet each was made extraordinary by her life-changing encounter with God.  Their stories show us that the God to whom they were so faithful is the same God who continues to mold and guide us today.

Twelve Unlikely Heroes by John MacArthur:  The men and women highlighted in the Bible were unnervingly real. They faltered. They struggled. And at times, they fell short. Yet God worked through them in surprising and incredible ways to accomplish His purposes.  This book allows us to see these men and women in their own times and cultures. In doing so, it becomes clear how their dramatic stories apply to us today.

7 Women: And the Secret of Their Greatness by Eric Metaxas:  This book gives us seven captivating portraits of some of history's greatest women, all of whom changed the course of history by following God's call upon their lives.  Each of these world-changing figures - Joan of Arc, Susanna Wesley, Hannah More, Maria Skobtsova, Corrie ten Boom, Mother Teresa, and Rosa Parks - is an exemplary model of true womanhood.

7 Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness by Eric Metaxas:  Written in a beautiful and engaging style, this book addresses what it means to be a man today, at a time when media and popular culture present images of masculinity that are not the picture presented in Scripture and historic civil life.  Each of the seven biographies represents the life of a man who experienced the struggles and challenges to be strong in the face of forces and circumstances that would have destroyed the resolve of lesser men. Each of the seven men profiled - George Washington, William Wilberforce, Eric Liddell, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Jackie Robinson, John Paul II, and Charles Colson - calls listeners to a more elevated walk and lifestyle, one that embodies the gospel in the world around us.

February 14, 2023

lego.jpgThe LEGO Story: How a Little Toy Sparked the World’s Imagination by Jens Andersen:  The definitive history of LEGO, this is the ultimate book for fans of LEGO, revealing everything you ever wanted to know about the brand

Agatha Raisin: Devil’s Delight by M. C. Beaton:  Beloved New York Times bestseller M. C. Beaton’s cranky, crafty Agatha Raisin―the star of her own hit TV series―is back on the case again in Devil’s Delight.

Jack Ryan: Red Winter by Tom Clancy and Marc Cameron:  In this previously untold adventure, a young Jack Ryan goes behind the Iron Curtain to seek the truth about a potential Soviet defector in the most shocking entry in Tom Clancy's #1 New York Times bestselling series.

Jack Stapleton/Laurie Montgomery: Night Shift by Robin Cook:  In this exhilarating new medical thriller by bestselling author Robin Cook, fan favorites Jack and Laurie are lured into the dark underbelly of hospital dangers when an internist dies mysteriously.

Fly Girl: A Memoir by Ann Hood:  An entertaining and fascinating memoir of Ann Hood’s adventurous years as a TWA flight attendant, this book is packed with funny, moving, and shocking stories of life that capture the nostalgia and magic of air travel at its height, and the thrill that remains with every takeoff.

Chief Inspector Gamache: A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny:  It’s spring and Three Pines is reemerging after the harsh winter. But not everything buried should come alive again. Not everything lying dormant should reemerge.  But something has.

December 21, 2022

Amos Decker: Long Shadows by David Baldacci:  “Memory Man” Amos Decker—an FBI consultant with perfect recall—delves into a bewildering double homicide in this new thriller.

Jack Reacher: No Plan B by Lee Child:  A perfectly plotted, fast-paced thriller, with bigger twists than ever before.  When the threat is Reacher, there is No Plan B.

Kay Scarpetta: Livid by Patricia Cornwell:  Embrace the seductive call of the latest novel in Christine Feehan’s #1 New York Times bestselling Carpathian series.

Isaac Bell: The Sea Wolves by Clive Cussler:  Detective Isaac Bell battles foreign spies, German U-boats, and an old nemesis to capture a secret technology that could alter the outcome of World War I in the latest adventure in this bestselling series.

I Wouldn’t Do That If I Were Me by Jason Gay: The Wall Street Journal columnist takes a humorous and insightful look at life in the face of overwhelming societal change that we never anticipated—from the effects on parenthood, marriage, friendship, work, and play to all other aspects of the strange lives we find ourselves living.

Blackbriar: Robert Ludlum’s The Blackbriar Genesis by Simon Gervais:  The assassination of a Treadstone agent leads two Blackbriar operatives down a rabbit hole of deceit and betrayal in this explosive new series from the world of Robert Ludlum.

Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver:  Set in the mountains of southern Appalachia, this is the story of a boy born to a teenaged single mother in a single-wide trailer, with no assets beyond his dead father’s good looks and copper-colored hair, a caustic wit, and a fierce talent for survival.

Path Lit by Lightening: The Life of Jim Thorpe by David Maraniss:  A riveting new biography of America’s greatest all-around athlete written by a master biographer.

Women’s Murder Club: 21st Birthday by James Patterson and Maxine PaetroIn this thrilling novel, Detective Lindsay Boxer takes a vow to protect a young woman from a serial killer long enough to see her 21st birthday.

The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man by Paul Newman:  This raw, candid, unvarnished memoir of an American icon covers everything: his traumatic childhood, his career, his drinking, his thoughts on Marlon Brando, James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, John Huston, his greatest roles, acting, his intimate life with Joanne Woodward, his innermost fears, passions and joys.

october 28, 2022

Mitch Rapp: Oath of Loyalty, a Vince Flynn book by Kyle Mills:  Mitch Rapp confronts a very different kind of killer in this explosive novel.

Cassie Dewell: Treasure State by C J Box:  This action-packed book finds Cassie Dewell in Montana on the trail of a con man

Carpathian: Dark Whisper by Christine Feehan:  Embrace the seductive call of the latest novel in Christine Feehan’s #1 New York Times bestselling Carpathian series.

Dark and Snowy Night by Sally Goldenbaum:  It’ holiday season in the picturesque, coastal town of Sea Harbor, Massachusetts!  But the knitting club sleuths will have to take a break from crafting cozy Christmas gift to investigate a murder at the Mayor’s holiday party.

The Twelve Topsy-Turvy, Very Messy Days of Christmas by James Patterson:  At Christmastime, a family of three are missing someone dear to them - until unexpected guests begin to arrive at their empty house, filling it with Christmas memories in the making.
Oregon Tales: Clive Cussler’s Hellburner by Mike Maden:  Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon must track down a nuclear torpedo before it unleashes World War III in this electrifying new installment of this bestselling series.
The Christmas Spirit by Debbie Macomber:  Two lifelong friends decide to trade places the week before Christmas and end up finding love along the way in this delightful novel
Thursday Murder Club: The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman:  Trouble is never far away where the Thursday Murder Club are concerned.  A decade-old cold case – their favorite kind – leads them to a local news legend and a murder with no body and no answers

Thursday Murder Club: The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman:  The second gripping novel in the New York Times bestselling series, soon to be a major motion picture from Steven Spielberg.

Wishing Tree: Home Sweet Christmas by Susan Mallery:  This is a witty and heartfelt story of two friends who unexpectedly find the person – and the place in which – they belong this Christmas.

Jesse Stone: Robert D. Parker’s Fallout by Mike Lupica:  When two seemingly unconnected mysterious deaths occur on his watch, police chief Jesse Stone must pull out all the stops to unravel the deaths and stop a killer from striking again.

 October 2, 2022

The House Party by Rita Cameron:  This novel explores how easily friendships, careers, communities, and marriages can upend when differences in wealth and power are forced to the surface.

Counterfeit by Kirstin Chen:  Counterfeit illuminates the world of fake designer handbags, as ruthless adventuress Winnie and her upstanding former college roommate Ava build an illicit business out of bravado and lies. Nothing is as it seems, and the ingenious plot will keep you breathless to the last page.

FBI Thriller: Reckoning by Catherine Coulter:  Agents Savich and Sherlock are back in the latest installment of the FBI Thriller series, and this time both are enlisted to help women with traumatic pasts who are in mortal danger.

Sunrise Lake: Red on the River by Christine Feehan:  This is a sexy romantic thriller set among the dangers—both man-made and natural—of Nevada’s breathtaking landscape.

The Marsh Queen by Virginia Hartman: The Marsh Queen navigates the currents and backwaters of family relationships, the Florida swamplands, and a mysterious death that occurred twenty-five years before.   

Decker and Lazarus: The Hunt by Faye Kellerman:  Peter and his partner, Detective Tyler McAdams, are thrown into an unsolved case and propelled into action when a body is found in the very woods where a man previously went missing in upstate New York.

Tracy Flick: Tracy Flick Can’t Win by Christine Tom Perrotta:  A pitch-perfect novel about ambition, coming-of-age in adulthood, and never really leaving high school politics behind

In Death: Desperation in Death by J. D. Robb: Mina Rose Cabot, age thirteen, disappeared walking home from soccer practice in Devon, Pennsylvania. Eight months later her body is found in Battery Park, New York, speared through the chest by a three-inch piece of wood. This thriller pits homicide detective Eve Dallas against a conspiracy of exploitation and  evil.

 August 8, 2022

Healthy and Delicious Instant Pot: Inspired Meals With a World of Flavor by America's Test Kitchen:  The wholesome recipes in this book are easy and ready in an hour or less.

The 6:20 Man by David Baldacci:  A cryptic murder pulls a former soldier turned financial analyst deep into the corruption and menace that prowl beneath the opulent world of finance in this thriller.

The Palace Papers by Tina Brown:  The author reveals how the royal family reinvented itself after the trau­matic years when Diana’s blazing celebrity ripped through the House of Windsor like a comet.

James Reese: In the Blood by Jack Carr:  A woman boards a plane in the African country of Burkina Faso having just completed a targeted assassination for the state of Israel. Two minutes later, her plane is blown out of the sky.

James Reese: The Devil’s Hand by Jack Carr:  It’s been 20 years since 9/11, when the United States was attacked on home soil and set out to make the guilty pay with their lives. In the shadows, the enemy has been patient - learning, and adapting. And the enemy is ready to strike again.

Fellowship Point by Alice Elliott Dark:  A masterful story of a lifelong friendship between two very different women with shared histories and buried secrets, tested in the twilight of their lives.

GhostWalker: Phantom Game by Christine Feehan:  Two predators collide with unbridled passion in this intoxicating novel.

Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Sacrifice by Brian Freeman:  Jason Bourne tackles a global media conspiracy in the latest electrifying entry in Robert Ludlum’s bestselling series

Rizzoli & Isles: Listen to Me by Tess Gerritsen:  This thriller has Jane and Maura investigating a brutal murder with dire implications, and this time, with Jane’s intrepid mother, Angela, looking into a mystery of her own.

Gray Man: Relentless by Mark Greaney:  The first agent disappearance was a puzzle.  The second was a mystery.  The third was a conspiracy.  The Gray Man's search for missing intelligence agents plunges him deep into a maelstrom of trouble in the latest thriller
Joshua Duffy: Armored by Mark Greaney:  Joshua Duffy is a Close Protection Agent—a professional bodyguard— and he's one of the world's elite operatives. That is, he was until his last mission in Lebanon. Against all odds, Josh got his primary out alive, but the cost was high. Josh lost his lower left leg

Old Cowboys Never Die by William W. Johnstone:  From the bestselling masters of the classic western comes a blazing new series that proves that old cowboys only get wiser, bolder—and crazier—with age. . . .

 JUNE 15, 2022

Wastelands: The True Story of Farm Country on Trial by Corban Addison: 

wastelands.jpgAs vivid and fast-paced as a thriller, Wastelands takes us into the heart of a legal battle over the future of America’s farmland and into the lives of the people who found the courage to fight.

The Homewreckers by Mary Kay Andrews: 

This fun story about flipping houses and finding true love has twists and turns that will appeal to romantics and cold-case fans alike. 

The Mutual Friend by Carter Bays: 

From the co-creator of How I Met Your Mother, a hilarious and thought-provoking debut novel set in New York City, following a sprawling cast of characters as they navigate life, love, loss, ambition, and spirituality—without ever looking up from their phones.

Avery Ayers Antique: Ruby Red Herring by Tracy Gardner: 

In this Avery Ayers Antique Mystery series debut, an antique appraiser hunts a missing gem while probing her parents' deaths.

Sparring Partners by John Grisham: 

In his first collection of novellas, law is a common thread, but America’s favorite storyteller has several surprises in store.

Out of the Clear Blue Sky by Kristan Higgins: 

out of.jpgFrom New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins comes a funny and surprising new novel about losing it all—and getting back more than you ever expected.

Can’t Look Away by Carola Lovering: 

This novel is a propulsive page-turner about young love and second chances. You won’t be able to put it down!

The Boardwalk Bookshop by Susan Mallery: 

Every Friday the three friends meet on the beach in front of the bookshop to toast the sunset. Here, as their bond grows closer, they will challenge each other to not only face their fears but fight for what they have always wanted in life, and love.

Nora Goes Off Script by Annabel Monaghan: 

This heartwarming and hilarious novel is about a divorced romance channel screenwriter whose script about her marriage’s collapse just might help her reclaim her life and find love.

James Patterson by James Patterson by James Patterson: 

How did a boy from small-town New York become the world’s most successful writer? How does he do it? He has always wanted to write the kind of novel that would be read and reread so many times that the binding breaks and the book literally falls apart. As he says, “I’m still working on that one.” 

The Wedding Dress Sewing Circle by Jennifer Ryan: 

Three plucky women lift the spirits of home-front brides in wartime Britain, where clothes rationing leaves little opportunity for pomp or celebration—even at weddings—in this heartwarming novel based on true events.

Flying Solo by Linda Holmes: 

A woman returns to her small Maine hometown, uncovering family secrets that take her on a journey of self-discovery and new love, in this warm and charming novel.

Vacationland by Meg Mitchell Moore: 

This novel is an exploration of family, responsibility, ambition and loss.

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Sandsea Trilogy: The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah: 

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Inspired by stories from One Thousand and One Nights, this book weaves together the gripping tale of a legendary smuggler, a cowardly prince, and a dangerous quest across the desert to find a legendary, magical lamp

Take Your Breath Away by Linwood Barclay: 

This novel is a gripping psychological thriller about a formerly missing woman who has suddenly returned under mysterious circumstances.

The Office BFFs: Tales of the Office from Two Best Friends Who Were There by Jenna Fischer: 

An intimate, behind-the-scenes, richly illustrated celebration of beloved The Office co-stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey’s friendship, and an insiders' view of Pam Beesly, Angela Martin, and the iconic TV show.

Gray Man: Sierra Six by Mark Greaney: 

Before he was the Gray Man, Court Gentry was Sierra Six, the junior member of a CIA action team.  In their first mission they took out a terrorist leader, at a terrible price. Years have passed. The Gray Man is on a simple mission when he sees a ghost: the long-dead terrorist, but he's remarkably energetic for a dead man. 

Meant to Be: By the Book by Jasmine Guillory: 

When Isabelle first began her career in publishing, she did not expect to be twenty-five and still living at home. Overworked and underpaid, Izzy thinks there must be more to publishing life. So when she overhears her boss complaining about a high-profile author who has failed to deliver his manuscript, she sees a chance to prove her worth and finally get some recognition.

Book Lovers by Emily Henry: 

Nora is a cut-throat literary agent at the top of her game. Her whole life is books.  Charlie is an editor with a gift for creating bestsellers. And he's Nora's work nemesis.  She's no heroine. He's no hero. So can they take a page out of an entirely different book?

Bloomsbury Girls by Natalie Jenner: 

It’s 1950.  Bloomsbury Books on London's Lamb's Conduit Street has resisted change for a hundred years, run by men and guided by the manager's unbreakable rules. But after the turmoil of war in Europe, the world is changing and the women in the shop have plans.

Women’s Murder Club: 22 Seconds by James Patterson: 

22 seconds... until Lindsay Boxer loses her badge—or her life.

Nightwork by Nora Roberts: 

Harry Booth started stealing at nine to keep a roof over his ailing mother’s head, slipping into luxurious, empty homes at night to find items he could trade for precious cash. When his mother finally succumbed to cancer, he left Chicago—but kept up his nightwork, developing into a master thief with a code of honor and expertise in not attracting attention or getting attached.

Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt: 

After Tova Sullivan's husband died, she began working the night cleaner shift at the Sowell Bay Aquarium. Ever since her eighteen-year-old son, Erik, mysteriously vanished on a boat over thirty years ago, keeping busy has helped her cope. One night she meets Marcellus, a giant Pacific octopus living at the aquarium who sees everything, but wouldn't dream of lifting one of his eight arms for his human captors – until he forms a remarkable friendship with Tova.

One Damn Thing After Another by William P. Barr:

The former attorney general provides a candid account of his historic tenures serving two vastly different presidents, George H.W. Bush and Donald J. Trump.

The Wedding Veil by Kristy Woodson Harvey:

This sweeping new novel follows four women across generations, bound by a beautiful wedding veil and a connection to the famous Vanderbilt family.

Beautiful by Danielle Steel:

A renowned supermodel’s world is torn apart in an instant, sending her on an unexpected journey of discovery in this masterful novel.

A Family Affair by Robyn Carr:

When her husband dies suddenly, Anna McNichols’ carefully constructed world falls apart. As she puts her life back together, she realizes the McNichols may not be perfect but they’ll always be family, and family is forever.

Medlar Mystery: A Relative Murder by Jude Deveraux:

Bestselling novelist Sara Medlar is skilled at sharing stories about other people, but she hoped the truth about her own family would never surface.

Brighter by the Day: Waking Up to New Hopes and Dreams by Robin Roberts:

From the beloved host of Good Morning Robin Roberts, a guide to instilling hope and optimism into readers’ lives, infusing their days with positivity and encouragement.

Leaphorn & Chee: The Sacred Bridge by Anne Hillerman:

Sergeant Jim Chee’s vacation to beautiful Antelope Canyon and Lake Powell has a deeper purpose. He’s on a quest to unravel a sacred mystery his mentor, the Legendary Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, stumbled across decades earlier. 

Delphine Jones Takes a Chance by Beth Morrey:

This heartening and life-affirming novel is about a single mother learning to make a bigger life, and the power of human connection to grow our worlds.

Letty Davenport: The Investigator by John Sandford:

letty.jpgLetty Davenport, the brilliant and tenacious adopted daughter of Lucas Davenport, takes the investigative reins in the newest thriller from bestselling author John Sandford.


April 18, 2022

shadows reel.jpegJoe Pickett: Shadows Reel by C.J. Box:

Wyoming Game Warden Joe Pickett and his wife, Marybeth, make separate discoveries that put the Pickett family in a pair of killers’ crosshairs in this thrilling new novel in the bestselling series.

Groundskeeping by Lee Cole:

This is an indelible love story about two very different people navigating the entanglements of class and identity and coming of age in an America coming apart at the seams.

Outlander: Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone by Diana Gabaldon:

In the latest novel of this epic series, war leaves nobody alone. Neither the past, the present, nor the future offers true safety, and the only refuge is what you can protect - your family, your friends, your home.

Save-It-Forward Suppers: A Simple Strategy to Save Time, Money, and Sanity by Cyndi Kane:

Transform leftovers from each meal into a fresh new dish and put a home-cooked dinner on the table every night with 100-plus recipes and 15 easy weekly menus.

Alex Delaware: City of the Dead by Jonathan Kellerman:

The past comes back to haunt psychologist Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis when they investigate a grisly double homicide and uncover an even more unspeakable motive in this riveting thriller.

The Summer Getaway by Susan Mallery:

A woman takes the vacation of a lifetime in this poignant and heartwarming story about the threads that hold a family together.

Run, Rose, Run by Dolly Parton and James Patterson:

This is a novel glittering with danger and desire, a thriller about a young singer-songwriter on the rise and on the run, and determined to do whatever it takes to survive.

 Love on the Santa Fe: Along the Rio Grande by Traci Peterson:

Recently widowed Susanna Jenkins has decided to follow her family to the booming town of San Marcial, New Mexico, for a fresh start and to aid in her family's sudden change in fortune.

The Unsinkable Greta James by Jennifer E. Smith:

An indie musician reeling from tragedy and a public breakdown reconnects with her father on a weeklong cruise in a pitch-perfect story about the ways we recover love in the strangest places.

Mission Possible: Go Create a Life That Counts by Tim Tebow:

The bestselling author and athlete believes that the secret to a truly meaningful life is not more comfort or ease, but recognizing the clear, unique mission that God has set before you. Having a focused sense of your personal, God-given significance will bring                                you a lasting sense of purpose.

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Rogue Asset by Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson: 

The secretary of state has been kidnapped by Islamic extremists and his only hope for survival is a reconstituted Presidential Agent team in this revival of W.E,B. Griffin’s New York Times bestselling series

The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave:  

This is a gripping mystery about a woman who thinks she’s found the love of her life – until he disappears.

Making Numbers Count by Chip Heath:

How much bigger is a billion than a million? Well, a million seconds is twelve days. A billion seconds is…thirty-two years. Whether you’re interested in global problems like climate change, running a tech firm or a farm, or just explaining how many Cokes you’d have to drink if you burned calories like a hummingbird, this book will help you translate the numbers that animate our world.

The Wish by Nicholas Sparks: 

From the author of The Longest Ride and The Return comes a novel about the enduring legacy of first love, and the decisions that haunt us forever

Quicksilver by Dean Koontz: 

#1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense Dean Koontz takes a surprising and exhilarating road trip with a man in pursuit of his strange past—mile by frightening mile.

Seasonal Work: Stories by Laura Lippman: 

This book is a suspenseful collection of stories featuring fierce women in tales of deception, dangerous games, and love gone wrong.

The Lady’s Mine by Francine Rivers: 

Set in the California frontier, this is a sweeping, romantic tale of a displaced New England suffragette, a former Union soldier disinherited by his Southern family, and the town they join forces to save.

In Death: Abandoned in Death by J.D. Robb: 

Homicide detective Eve Dallas must untangle a twisted family history while a hostage’s life hangs in the balance in the latest thriller by J.D. Robb.

A Shot to Save the World:

The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine by Gregory Zuckernan:   This book takes us inside the top-secret laboratories, corporate clashes, and high-stakes government negotiations that led to effective shots. It is a dazzling, blow-by-blow chronicle of the most consequential scientific breakthrough of our time.

January 14, 2022

Counterfeit Lady: City of Shadows by Victoria Thompson:

In this all-new Counterfeit Lady Novel from USA Today bestselling author Victoria Thompson, newlywed Elizabeth Miles must use her unlawful skills to expose a dangerous charlatan.

Stephanie Plum: Game On: Tempting Twenty-eight by Janet Evanovich:

Stephanie Plum and fellow apprehension agent Diesel are on the trail of the same fugitive: Oswald Wednesday, an international computer hacker as brilliant as he is ruthless.

Jack Ryan: Chain of Command by Marc Cameron: 

How do you compel a man like Jack Ryan to bend?  He’s personally faced down everything from the Russian navy to cartel killers, but every man has an Achilles heel. Jack Ryan’s is his family.  A corrupt billionaire has assembled an international team of the most ruthless mercenaries alive. Their mission—kidnap the First Lady.

Dirk Pitt: The Devil’s Sea by Clive Cussler: 

From the cold dark depths of the Pacific Ocean to the dizzying heights of the Himalaya Mountains, only Dirk Pitt and his children, Summer and Dirk Jr., can unravel the mysteries that will preserve a religion, save a nation…and save the world from war.

Happily Inc: Happily this Christmas by Susan Mallery: 

Successful business owner and single mum Wynn Beauchene is exactly where she wants to be. Lately, however, something feels like it's missing. Even worse is Wynn's attraction to the gorgeous policeman next door.  With his pregnant daughter coming to stay, Garrick McCabe has one last chance to repair their strained relationship. Except his daughter seems to have turned into the Grinch, and now Garrick needs Wynn's help to turn this festive fiasco around… before it's too late.


New Additions to the Best Seller Shelf

December 15, 2021

The Stranger in the Lifeboat by Mitch Albom: What would happen if we called on God for help and God actually appeared? In Mitch Albom's profound new novel of hope and faith, a group of shipwrecked passengers pull a strange man from the sea. He claims to be "the Lord." And he says he can only save them if they all believe in him.

The First Shots:

The Epic Rivalries and Heroic Science behind the Race to the Coronavirus Vaccine by Brendan Borrell:

Heroic science. Chaotic politics. Billionaire entrepreneurs. Award-winning journalist Brendan Borrell brings the defining story of our times alive through his reporting on the players leading the fight against a vicious virus.

The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly:

In the fourth book of the series, LAPD detective Renee Ballard must join forces with Harry Bosch to find justice in a city scarred by fear and social unrest after a methodical killer strikes on New Year's Eve.


American Resilience in the Era of Outrage by Dan Crenshaw:Our society is more fragile than ever: exploding with outrage, drowning in microaggessions, and devolving into divisive mob politics. The American spirit--long characterized by grit and fortitude--is unraveling. Fortitude is a no-nonsense advice book for finding the strength to deal with everything from menial daily frustrations to truly difficult challenges. More than that, it is a roadmap for a more resilient American culture.

The Brides of Maracoor by Gregory Maguire:

The first in a three-book series spun off the ironic Wicked Years, featuring Elphaba's granddaughter, the green-skinned Rain. This volume finds Rain washing ashore on a foreign island. Comatose from crashing into the sea, Rain is taken in by a community of single women committed to obscure devotional practices.

Mitch Rapp: Enemy at the Gates by Kyle Mills for Vince Flynn:

Mitch Rap, the CIA's top operative, searches for a high-level mole with the power to rewrite the world order in this riveting thriller, #20 in the series.

We Are Not Like Them by Christine Pride:

Told from alternating perspectives, an evocative and riveting novel about the lifelong bond between two women, one black and one white, whose friendship is indelibly altered by a tragic event--a powerful and poignant exploration of race in America today and its devastating impact on ordinary lives.

The Attic on Queen Street by Karen White:

Return to the house on Tradd Street for one last time as the bestselling series featuring psychic medium Melanie Trenholm comes to a hauntingly spectacular finale.


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