Detective Harry Bosch reopens one of his own unsolved cases and comes face to face with a psychotic killer he has been seeking for 11 years. When Bosch realizes he and his partner missed a clue that could have prevented nine additional murders, his whole being as a cop begins to crack.
Toots Loudenberry is a wealthy woman by anyone's standards. But the riches that mean most to her are the loving friends and family she's accumulated over the course of a life well lived. Two young children have disappeared after visiting her bakery The Sweetest Thing, and police are combing Charleston with no trace. Toots immediately enlists Ida, Sophie, and Mavis (the Godmothers) to help in the search.
Leonard brings his trademark style and wit to this new novel featuring U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, hero of the hit FX series "Justified." Dark and droll, Raylan is pure Elmore Leonard--a page-turner filled with the sparkling dialogue and sly suspense that are the hallmarks of this modern master.
King Peggy : an American secretary, her royal destiny, and the inspiring story of how she changed an African village
Aug 30, 2013 - Aug 30, 2013
King Peggy is the charming real-life fairy tale of an American secretary who discovers she has been chosen king of an impoverished fishing village on the west coast of Africa. "This is an astonishing and wonderful book about a real life Mma Ramotswe. It is an utter joy." (Alexander McCall Smith)
On August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, Martin Luther King gave one of the most powerful and memorable speeches in our nation's history. His words, paired with Caldecott Honor winner Nelson's magnificent paintings, make for a picture book certain to be treasured by children and adults alike.
It's Llama Llama's first day of preschool, and he's excited. Then it's time for Mama to leave, and suddenly Llama Llama isn't so excited anymore. However, the other children show Llama Llama how much fun school can be.
A Pulitzer Prize winner turns his prodigious talent to the haunting, impossible power of love. Hilarious and devastating, raucous and tender, these stories lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weaknesses of our all-too-human hearts. "Ribald, streetwise, and stunningly moving--a testament, like most of his work, to the yearning, clumsy ways young men come of age." (Vogue)
Heartwarming stories and lovable animals abound in this charming novel about a man who inherits his father's failing veterinary practice and the unlikely friendships, adventures, and second chances that develop as he tries to save it.
Chabon "displays both his sense of ordinary people's inner lives and his rich, freewheeling prose....A dense, flavorful book about race, class, politics, culture and sexuality, as expansive and ambitious as anything Chabon has published to date....An essential, unforgettable read."--(Ben Pfeiffer)
I Spy School Days is filled with glorious, color, two-page photographic spreads which feature brainteasers to solve in a blackboard scene; hundreds of tiny objects to ponder in a classification puzzle; Rube Goldberg contraptions to figure out; and much more.
Brian McGrory's life changed drastically after the death of his beloved dog, Harry: he fell in love with Pam, Harry's veterinarian. Though Brian's only responsibility used to be his adored Harry, Pam came with accessories that could not have been more exotic to the city-loving bachelor: a home in suburbia, two young daughters, two dogs, two cats, two rabbits, and a portly, snow white, red-crowned-and-wattled step-rooster named Buddy. "Poignant and funny...McGrory takes the pet memoir to a hilarious new place as a crazed rooster competes with him over who will rule his new family's suburban roost." (Boston Globe)
A stunning first novel, both literary and thriller, about a retired orthopedic surgeon with dementia. As the book opens, Dr. Jennifer White's best friend, Amanda, who lived down the block, has been killed, and four fingers surgically removed from her hand. Dr. White is the prime suspect and she herself doesn't know whether she did it. "An electrifying book, impossible to put down. Gripping, thought-provoking, humane, funny, tragic, it is masterfully done, a tour de force that can't be a first novel--and yet it is." (Ann Packer)
After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day's journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby's cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby. "Irresistible...seductive...a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page." (Sara Nelson)
When we were the Kennedys : a memoir from Mexico, Maine
Aug 22, 2013 - Aug 25, 2013
This is the heartbreaking memoir of the season in 1963 Mexico, Maine, when Woods, her mother, and her three sisters healed after the loss of their mill-worker father and then the nation's loss of its handsome young Catholic president. "This is an extraordinarily moving book, so carefully and artfully realized, about loss and life and love. Monica Wood displays all her superb novelistic skills in this breathtaking, evocative new memoir. Wow." (Ken Burns)