"In classic Binchy-style, the gentle story is populated with a large cast of often eccentric, always endearing characters. . . Stone House, a country inn on the West Coast of Ireland serves as the cozy setting for these interrelated tales of love, loss, friendship, and community. . . . Pour yourself a cup of tea, put your feet up, and prepare to savor this bit of comfort food for the soul." (Booklist)
For generations these classic, high-octane rhymes, songs, and tales have been passed down from truck to truck. Lucky for us, Scieszka has collected them all into one really big, noisy volume. From "Peter Peter Payload Eater" to "Pop Blows the Diesel" to "Swing Around with Rosie," all the classic truckery rhymes are here. Find out which one is your favorite!
"Uniformly delightful...Malcolm Gladwell can write engrossingly about just about anything...Gladwell has a gift for capturing personalities, a Borscht Belt comic's feel for timing and a bent for counterintuitive thinking. He loves to start a piece by settling you onto a cushion of received ideas, then yanking it out from under you." (Bloomberg News)
With elegant, evocative prose and a cast of unforgettable characters, Cashore creates a mesmerizing medieval world, a death-defying adventure, and a heart-racing romance. ""This is gorgeous storytelling: exciting, stirring, and accessible. Fantasy and romance readers will be thrilled." (School Library Journal)
). Former military cop Jack Reacher makes it all the way from snowbound South Dakota to his destination in northeastern Virginia, near Washington, D.C.: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. The old stone building is the closest thing to a home he ever had. Reacher is there to meet--in person--the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, so far just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone. But it isn't Turner behind the CO's desk. And Reacher is hit with two pieces of shocking news, one with serious criminal consequences, and one too personal to even think about.
"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)
"It is bracing in this season of losing [Nora] Ephron to discover a younger feminist writer who scrimmages with the patriarchy and drop kicks zingers with comic flair....A must-read for anyone curious to find out just how very funny a self-proclaimed 'strident feminist' can be." (Maureen Corrigan)
A portrait of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker, the woman who worked her way from the slums of St. Louis to the grandest stages in the world. Meticulously researched by both author and artist, Josephine's powerful story of struggle and triumph is an inspiration and a spectacle, just like the legend herself. "A beautiful book--informative and exuberant and fun." (Helen Frost)
In the dystopian society of the Five Lakes Colony (formerly the Great Lakes), it's an honor to be chosen for The Testing. But it's not enough to pass the Test. Sixteen-year-old Cia will have to survive it. "Charbonneau jumps into the packed dystopia field with a mashup of Veronica Roth's Divergent (2011) and Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy, but she successfully makes her story her own." (Kirkus)
If the conscious mind accounts for only a tiny fraction of the brain's function, what is all the rest doing? This is the question that Eagleman, a renowned neuroscientist, answers in a book as accessible and entertaining as it is deeply informed by startling, up-to-the-minute research. "Original and provocative...Incognito is a smart, captivating book that will give you a prefrontal workout." (Nature)
Trying to escape the ghosts of the past, young widow Stella Rothchild, along with her two energetic little boys, has moved back to her roots in southern Tennessee--and into her new life as manager of In the Garden nursery. She discovers a fierce attraction to ruggedly handsome landscaper Logan Kitridge. He's difficult but honest, brash but considerate--and undeniably sexy. He may be just what she needs...
From the mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Konigsburg, E. L.
Feb 19, 2014 - Feb 22, 2014
When Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn't just want to run "from" somewhere she wants to run "to" somewhere--to a place that is comfortable, beautiful, and preferably elegant. She chooses the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Once settled into the museum, Claudia and her little brother Jamie, find themselves caught up in the mystery of an angel statue. The statue is possibly an early work of the Renaissance master Michelangelo, and therefore worth millions. But is it? Or isn't it? Claudia is determined to find out. This quest leads Claudia to Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, the remarkable old woman who sold the statue and to some equally remarkable discoveries about herself.
Looking back at a tragic event that occurred during his thirteenth year, Frank Drum explores how a complicated web of secrets, adultery, and betrayal shattered his Methodist family and their small 1961 Minnesota community. Nominated for the 2014 Edgar Award for Best novel. "A thoughtful literary mystery that is wholly compelling and will appeal to fans of Dennis Lehane and Tom Franklin. . . Don't take the title too literally, for Krueger has produced something that is anything but ordinary."
"A spell-binding maze of mystery-filled pages full of unexpected twists and turns that will draw readers in ... combines time travel, the fey or faeries, and a future in ruins with potent success... Fans of Kady Cross, Cassandre Clare, and Doctor Who will be enthralled with this must-read title." (VOYA)