"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)
When a schoolgirl gets separated from her tour of the White House and finds herself in the Lincoln bedroom, she also discovers the ghost of the great man himself. "A picture book that transforms the 16th president from a seemingly austere, severe figure into a sympathetic character. . . Smith adds a sense of whimsy through his creative use of fonts and the witty tone of the narrative." (School Library Journal)
Team of rivals : the political genius of Abraham Lincoln
Goodwin, Doris Kearns
Feb 16, 2014 - Feb 18, 2014
Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman/prairie lawyer rose from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become President. Lincoln brought his disgruntled opponents together, creating the most unusual cabinet in history, and marshaled their talents to the task of preserving the Union and winning the war.
Winning with purpose : raising our game and lifting our teammates, on and off the court
Feb 14, 2014 - Feb 17, 2014
Sports is filled with successful coaches, but Satch Sullingers story offers championship-level inspiration to players, parents and coaches who care about values and winning the right way, on and off the court.
Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers knows better thant to trust a rich boy. But then she meets the richest guy of all, who proves money might not matter after all. "An antidote to dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction, this Cinderella story is sweet and hopeful." (Kirkus Reviews)
What if the perfect match is a perfect surprise? Honor Holland has just been unceremoniously rejected by her lifelong crush. She agrees to a marriage of convenience to help a professor's stepson Tom get his green card, and to make her ex jealous. But juggling a fiance, hiding out from her former best friend and managing her job at the family vineyard isn't easy. And as sparks start to fly between Honor and Tom, they might discover that their pretend relationship is far too perfect to be anything but true love....
Frazier delivers a dazzling Russian travelogue in which he trains his eye for unforgettable detail on Siberia. He explores many aspects of this storied, often grim region and writes about the geography, the resources, the natives people, the history, and the 40-below midwinter afternoons.