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)
"A fascinating glimpse into the television industry...Weiner's strong sense of comedy comes through in her characters' witty banter and Ruth's writing. You will cheer her on in her quest to find success and love." (Fort Worth Star Telegram)
Austin Szerba narrates the end of humanity as he and his best friend Robby accidentally unleash an army of giant, unstoppable bugs and uncover the secrets of a decades-old experiment gone terribly wrong. " If you appreciate kooky humor, sentences that bite, and a nuanced understanding of human beings' complicated natures and inexplicable actions, then you, too, will love Smith's bold, bizarre, and beautiful novel." (Boston Globe)
Unbeknownst to her identical twin Bennie Rosato, Alice Connelly is on the run from her drug-dealing confederates who are trying to kill her. Alice sees only one way out--to become Bennie. Now Bennie must prove who she really is, while Alice ruins her life.
Simply told, grandly shown, here is the flight of Apollo 11. Here for a new generation of readers and explorers are the steady astronauts, clicking themselves into gloves and helmets, strapping themselves into sideways seats. Here are their great machines in all their detail and monumentality, the ROAR of rockets, and the silence of the Moon. Here is a story of adventure and discovery -- a story of leaving and returning during the summer of 1969, and a story of home, seen whole, from far away.
Percy the Pug loves puddles--big puddles, small puddles, swamp puddles, stomp puddles. But no puddle is perfect . . . until he finds one with three friendly piglets. But protective Mama Pig says NO PUGS and chases Percy away! Irresistibly illustrated by Keika Yamaguchi, Kim Norman's tale about a persistent pug and his pursuit of friendship in puddle paradise brims with warmth and charm.
Popular blogger and foodie queen Lavender Wills reigns over Lavender Honey Farms, a serene slice of organic heaven nestled in Oregon wine country. Lavender is determined to keep her legacy from falling into the profit-driven hands of uncaring relatives, and she wants an heir to sustain her life's work after she's gone. So she invites her three closest online friends--fellow food bloggers, women of varied ages and backgrounds--out to her farm. She hopes to choose one of them to inherit it--but who?
In 2027, 16-year-old Tegan is just like every other girlNplaying the guitar, falling in love, and protesting the wrongs of the world with her friends. But then Tegan dies, waking up 100 years in the future as the unknowing first government guinea pig to be cryogenically frozen and successfully revived.
A tale of spellbinding suspense in which a pair of seemingly unrelated murders crumbles the faade of a changing Detroit neighborhood in 1958. "Roy makes every detail count as she builds her characters and gently but inexorably leads them to reexamine their own lives. What seems to begin in the glowing warmth of a homey kitchen transforms into a probing emotional drama that speaks powerfully to women about family, prejudice, power...and secrets."(Booklist)