Never get attached--Private nurse and protected witness Claire Turner lives by this motto. Fleeing a treacherous past, she knows no other way. Never give up--In the twilight of his life, George Bellamy makes it his final wish to reconcile with an estranged brother. He and Claire journey to Willow Lake--where it all went wrong for him fifty years ago. Never let go--George's grandson Ross is ruled by a fierce devotion to family and a deep mistrust of the mysterious Claire...yet sparks fly whenever she's near.
Israeli detective Avraham Avraham must find a teenage boy gone missing from the suburbs of Tel Aviv in this first volume in a fresh new literary crime series. "THE MISSING FILE is a wonderfully satisfying detective mystery, with a heartbreaking finale. A tense, gripping page-turner that I devoured in two days--it's hard to believe it's a debut."--S.J. Watson
Special Trials prosecutor Rachel Knight teams up with Detective Bailey Keller to investigate the death of a Hollywood director that has far-reaching ramifications throughout Tinseltown. "Boasting a feisty protagonist, a winning supporting cast, and steadily escalating courtroom drama, Killer Ambition finds Clark at the top of her game. Legal thrillers don't get much better than this." (Booklist)
"In this loving recollection of a complicated relationship, Angelou for the first time details the mother-daughter journey to reconciliation and unwavering connection and support. . . . Angelou vividly portrays a spirited woman. . . . [A] remarkable and deeply revealing chronicle of love and healing." (Booklist)
Saba has spent her whole life in Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms. When a monster sandstorm arrives, along with four cloaked horsemen, Saba's world is shattered. Her beloved twin brother Lugh is captured, and Saba embarks on an epic quest to get him back. "Young's powerful debut, first in the Dustlands series, is elevated above its now familiar postapocalyptic setting by an intriguing prose style and strong narrative voice that show a distinct Cormac McCarthy vibe. It's a natural for Hunger Games fans." (Publishers Weekly)
Yes, parents are bossy--but they also have their perks. Discover the best of them in this lively picture book from two Roald Dahl Funny Prize favorites! It might seem like parents spend an awful lot of time telling kids what to do. And, well, that's true! But there's so much more to them: Parents are towels for wiping your grime on. They're whirlers and twirlers and tree trunks to climb on. Parents sort out all your messes and muddles. And best of all, parents give cuddles! This funny and affectionate look at all the things parents do is a blast to read aloud.
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.