Winner of the 2013 Agatha award for Best Contemporary Novel. Boston newspaper reporter Jane Ryland hears the story of a former colleague, adopted as an infant, who used information provided by her adoption agency to find her birth mother, only to discover that the woman was not, in fact, her real mom. An investigation hints at a possible conspiracy with children reunited with the wrong parents. As this unfolds, a domestic violence case haunts Det. Jake Brogan. And though there is a crib at the crime scene, where is the baby?
Thielen applies her professionally honed cooking skills to the classic Midwestern dishes she grew up with in northern Minnesota while also unearthing local gems across the region. In a warm, impassioned voice, she reveals how the Midwest is responsible for much of what we consider our American food heritage. The cuisine is generous, thrifty, intuitive, seasonal, and intimate.
"The Wisdom of Hair has a big beating heart, and I couldn't put it down. What I loved best about the book was the pervasive kindness; page after page, good people try their best, sometimes succeeding, and sometimes failing. It's hard to write an engaging novel about (mostly) nice people, but Kim Boykin has pulled it off."(Ann Napolitano)
An anthology of the best doodle art from around the world. This collection of drawings and painted canvases from dozens of contributors features thousands of tangle patterns and doodle designs to inspire you to doodle anything and everything.
"The Wicked Girls is ingenious and original -- a novel that surprises and rewards its readers, delivering a twist of an ending that I never saw coming, then realized it was the only ending that could truly satisfy. Real, chilling, true to its world and its characters. In short, a knock-out." (Laura Lippman). 2014 Edgar winner for best paperback original.
Just announced as the winner of an Edgar award for Best First Novel, this is an espionage thriller written by a CIA insider. In today's Russia, a state intelligence officer begins a fatal double life, recruited by the CIA to ferret out a high-level traitor in Washington; hunt down a Russian illegal buried deep in the U.S. military and, against all odds, to return to Moscow as a spy.
Colleen is enjoying an uneventful summer in North Carolina's Outer Banks supervising her firefighters, making rounds with her Border collie, and keeping an eye on the wild horses that have escaped from the local sanctuary. But when a dead body washes up on shore, she knows trouble has arrived.
It's springtime and a bright green frog leaps out of the tall, tall grass and lands in a small, small pond. Splash! Tadpoles and minnows scatter. Denise Fleming's vibrant art and rhyming text make this frog's eye view of life in a small, small pond irresistible.
Undaunted courage : Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the opening of the American West
Ambrose, Stephen E
May 1, 2014 - May 4, 2014
Ambrose combines his extraordinary writing skill with previously unknown information about weather, terrain, science, native peoples, and the medicine of the time to describe in detail everything the Lewis and Clark expedition encountered in its quest to open the American frontier.
Two star athletes find the courage to confront painful memories in this gritty, realistic tale of friendship and healing. Dillon is living with the painful memory of his brother's suicide -- and the role he played in it. To keep his mind and body occupied, he trains intensely for the Ironman triathlon. But outside of practice, his life seems to be falling apart.
Then Dillon finds a confidante in Jennifer, a star high school basketball player who's hiding her own set of destructive secrets. Together, they must find the courage to confront their demons -- before it's too late.
Anne Lamott meets Elizabeth Gilbert in this inspirational, side-splittingly funny exploration of the power of living with love, forgiveness, and honesty. "Carry On, Warrior is a fierce, outrageous and laugh-out-loud book about emerging from addiction and living life at full-tilt. (Geneen Roth)
Meet Bingo and J'miah, raccoon brothers on a mission to save Sugar Man Swamp in this National Book Award finalist from Newbery Honoree Kathi Appelt. "In a honeyed dialect, the omnipresent narrator directly engages readers, ricocheting between the hilarious human and critter dramas to a riotous finale. A rollicking, ripping tall tale with ecological subtext." (Kirkus Reviews)