Tipped off by a determined ex-colleague on a desperate quest to find her birth mother, Boston newspaper reporter Jane Ryland begins to suspect that the agency is engaging in the ultimate betrayal--reuniting birth parents with the wrong children. Jane teams up with Detective Jake Brogan on an investigation that takes them deep into the heart of a foster care system in crisis and threatens to blow the lid off an adoption agency scandal. "What a wonderful heroine! Anyone who loves smart, multi-dimensional characters will fall for Jane Ryland... " (Louise Penny)
Little Maomao s father works in faraway places and comes home just once a year, for Chinese New Year. At first Maomao barely recognizes him, but before long the family is happily making sticky rice balls, listening to firecrackers, and watching the dragon dance in the streets below. Papa gets a haircut, makes repairs to the house, and hides a lucky coin for Maomao to find. A "New York Times" Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2011.
An impossible-to-put-down 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.
Abiyoyo : based on a South African lullaby and folk story
Jan 28, 2014 - Jan 31, 2014
Pete Seeger's timeless tale of magic, music, and a hungry giant is now available with a full-length audio CD that includes two different performances of the Abiyoyo story song--one recorded as a gentle lullaby in 1958, and the other a rousing concert version from 1980.
When Mark Doty decides to adopt a dog as a companion for his dying partner, he brings home Beau, a large, malnourished golden retriever in need of loving care. Joining Arden, the black retriever, to complete their family, Beau bounds back into life. ""Evocative, compassionate, a love story both intimate and grand, this is a beautiful book." (Amy Hempel)
An enchanting--and twisted--tale of two sisters' quest to find their parents. When their parents disappear in the middle of the night, young sisters Summer and Bird set off on a quest to find them. A cryptic picture message from their mother leads them to a familiar gate in the woods, but comfortable sights quickly give way to a new world entirely--Down--one inhabited by talking birds and the evil Puppeteer queen. With breathtaking language and deliciously inventive details, Katherine Catmull has created a world unlike any other, skillfully blurring the lines between magic and reality and bringing to life a completely authentic cast of characters and creatures.
Turn around bright eyes : the rituals of love and karaoke
Jan 26, 2014 - Jan 28, 2014
"Part love story, part ode to music by a lifelong fan...Sheffield doesn't just know about songs, he feels them and what they do to him, and his fervent writing--part disciple, part critic-makes you feel the music, too. His insights into music's importance for life and love are refreshing." (Booklist)
Chandler's first novel, published in 1939, introduces Philip Marlowe, a 38-year-old P.I. moving through the seamy side of Los Angeles in the 1930s. This classic case involves a paralyzed California millionaire, his two psychotic daughters, blackmail, and murder.
Twenty years after robots designed to fight wars abandoned the battlefields and turned their weapons against humans, siblings Nick, Kevin, and Cass must risk everything when the wilderness community where they have spent their lives in hiding is discovered by the bots. "An exciting, dystopian page turner...Robot apocalypse done right." (Kirkus Reviews)
A young woman is dead, and solid evidence points to a soldier at a nearby military base. But that soldier has powerful friends in Washington. Elite military cop Jack Reacher is ordered undercover to get the truth.
Stand-up comedian Gaffigan, who's best known for his legendary riffs on Hot Pockets, bacon, manatees, and McDonald's, expresses all the joys and horrors of life with five young children. "Comedian Gaffigan delivers zany stories from the front lines of urban parenting. Living in a two-bedroom New York City apartment with five kids and an amazingly "fertile" wife, frumpy funnyman Gaffigan may have found, in a sense, the perfect domestic situation for a comedian trolling for new material. (Kirkus Reviews)
Orringer's astonishing first novel is a grand love story and an epic tale of three brothers whose lives are torn apart by war. An unforgettable story of history and love, of marriage tested by disaster, of a Jewish family's struggle against annihilation, and of the dangerous power of art in a time of war.
March on! the day my brother Martin changed the world
Farris, Christine King
Jan 20, 2014 - Jan 23, 2014
From the sister of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., comes this moving account of August 28, 1963--the day King delivered his stirring I Have a Dream speech in Washington, D.C. Farris recalls that. remarkable day, and offers a personal, stirring glimpse of the man who inspired a nation.
Studio Spaces: Projects, inspiration & ideas for your creative space
Better Homes and Gardens
Jan 18, 2014 - Jan 21, 2014
Showcases hundreds of organizing and DIY tips that will keep you focused on making what you love. Get a glimpse into the places where six of the most talented quilters, fabric artists, crafters, and scrapbookers create. Learn how to turn boring and chaotic work spaces into organized and inspirational studios. Conquer clutter and bring order to your supplies with can-do projects for sprucing up your space.