Nebula and Hugo Award nominees Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck--writing as James S. A. Corey--make their "Star Wars" debut in this epic adventure featuring Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia Organa. From teeming city streets to a lethal jungle to a trap-filled alien temple, Han, Chewbacca, Leia, and their daring new comrade confront one ambush, double cross, and firestorm after another as they try to keep crucial intel out of Imperial hands.
After her mother's death, 17-year-old Kennedy Waters is inducted into an ancient secret society formed to protect the world from a powerful demon determined to find a way out of his dimension and into ours. She joins the Legion on a mission to find a weapon that can defeat the demon. "This vivid, thoroughly imagined paranormal world will draw readers into its icy realm" (Kirkus Reviews)
Duck wants to go on an adventure. Goose doesn't. He doesn't see the point. After all, why would they go anywhere when they're happy right where they are? But then Goose sees the ocean and loves it. Who doesn't? Well, Duck, for one--! "Anyone ever simultaneously excited and nervous about leaving home and traveling to new places will identify with this droll duo on their first amusing trip to the beach." (Kirkus Reviews)
The heart of everything that is : the untold story of Red Cloud, an American legend
Aug 7, 2014 - Aug 10, 2014
"Red Cloud is one of the great figures in nineteenth-century America's tortured relationships with the many peoples who occupied our country before we took it. Finally, there is a portrait worthy of the man, fully drawn and realized, all the complicated undertow acknowledged and embraced." (Ken Burns)
Billie Letts has died at the age of 76. The author was plucked from relative obscurity when Oprah Winfrey chose her first novel Where the Heart Is for her book club segment in 1998. Letts wrote about Novalee Nation, 17 years old and seven months pregnant ,abandoned by her boyfriend at a Wal-Mart in Oklahoma. Novalee soon discovers the treasures hiding in this small Southwest town.
Fire season : field notes from a wilderness lookout
Aug 5, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014
For nearly a decade, Connors has spent half of each year in a fire lookout tower, 10,000-feet above the ground in one of the remotest territories of New Mexico. Fire Season captures the wonder and grandeur of this most unusual job and place.
" Barbara Claypole White's elegant prose paints a vivid portrait of multi-generational families, unlikely friendships, crushing loss and binding love. The In-Between Hour breaks your heart and mends it at the same time." (Amy Sue Nathan)
With the steel-eyed reportage that has become his trademark--and the righteous indignation only a native son possesses--LeDuff sets out to uncover what destroyed his city. What he reveals is that Detroit is, once and for all, America's city: it led the way up, and now it is leading the way down. "This is our pick for a sleeper nonfiction hit . . . Charlie LeDuff is a remarkable journalist, and this book is filled with incredible writing as he witnesses his home city crumble through neglect and corruption." (Huffington Post)
The Keeper of Lost Causes features a deeply flawed chief detective who's been selected to run Department Q, a new special investigations division that turns out to be a department of one. With a stack of Copenhagen's coldest cases to keep him company, Carl's been put out to pasture. So he's as surprised as anyone when a case actually captures his interest. "The Keeper of Lost Causes is dark, atmospheric, and compelling. Those who loved The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will devour this book." (C.J. Box),
After the tragic death of their son, Charla Rae Denny and her husband, champion bull rider JB, divorce. Saddled with a hill of bills and a failing Texas ranch, Charla must put her life back together. After seeing beautiful Charla again, JB wants it all back. Can he convince Charla to take a risk and give their love a second chance? "Touchingly real. Tender and timely. Laura Drake creates characters you know you've met and you have to root for." (Pamela Morsi) Winner of the 2014 RITA award for best first book.
"There is a war called Drau going on between humans and aliens. Human teenagers are fighting this war for a mysterious “Committee.” The teens are pulled into an alternate universe where the fighting occurs. If they survive, they are dropped back into their lives with no loss of time—their friends and families none the wiser" (Voya). "Smart and original, Rush is an action-packed ride with plenty of heart." (Kelley Armstrong)
"With characters as memorable as those in Hills's Duck and Goose series, this good-natured story shows readers how Rocket, a spotted puppy, becomes a beginning reader, thanks to a little yellow bird." (Publishers Weekly)