Cracked, not broken : surviving and thriving after a suicide attempt
Aug 12, 2014 - Aug 15, 2014
"This account of Hines's suicide attempt -- and his blazing struggle back to wellness -- is harrowing, honest, and deeply human, shot through with his heartfelt insight and, often surprisingly, his great sense of humor. The people in these pages, from Uncle Kevin to the fellow inmates of the wards, are drawn with precision and grace. Cracked, Not Broken shows us the darkness in great detail, but this book ultimately leads us to the light." (Scott Hutchins)
Carly Summit grew up wealthy and privileged and is about to open a New York City art gallery. Ford Sinclair has had a military career in war-torn Africa and is looking for a place to belong. Both return to St. Dennis on the Eastern Shore where their lives intersect in this charming romance.
In this funny, uncannily wise portrait of the dynamics of a sixth-grade class and of the greatness that sometimes comes in unlikely packages, Dwight, a loser, talks to his classmates via an origami finger puppet of Yoda.
Everyones favorite dinosaurs are back--and this time they're going to school. These prehistoric pupils are in a class of their own. As in their previous books, Yolen and Teague capture childrens rambunctious natures with playful read-aloud verse and wonderfully amusing pictures. "A fun read-aloud for the first day of school." (School Library Journal)
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),