"Louise Penny has crafted an almost perfect crime--haunting, puzzling, brilliant and indeed a most beautiful mystery. Chief Inspector Gamache is one of my favorite characters in fiction. Here he must penetrate a cloistered monastery deep in the northern woods of Quebec, where a murdered monk is his ticket to get in. This is a tour-de-force for Penny, and a thrilling, intelligent read." --Linda Fairstein
In this ultimate guide to rethinking one's yard, Hadden showcases dozens of inspiring, eco-friendly alternatives to that demanding (and dare we say boring?) green turf. From a lively prairie to a runoff-reducing rain garden, award-winning author Hadden shows readers how to convert their yards.
Real estate expert Olivia Bellamy reluctantly trades a trendy Manhattan summer for her family's old resort camp in the Catskills, where her primary task will be renovating the bungalow colony for her grandparents. A posh resort in it's heydey, the camp is now in disarray, and Olivia is forced to hire contractor Connor Davis-a still-smoldering flame from her own sum-mers at camp. "Susan Wiggs writes with bright assurance, humor and compassion." (Luanne Rice)
Charlie's dad wasn't just any dad. He was Anansi, a trickster god, the spirit of rebellion able to overturn the social order, create wealth out of thin air, and baffle the devil. When he dies on a karaoke stage, things get very interesting for Charlie."Ebullient . . . ingenious . . . enormously entertaining throughout". (Kirkus Reviews)
"The body you are wearing used to be mine." So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakes in a London park surrounded by bodies all wearing latex gloves. With no recollection of who she is, Myfanwy must follow the instructions her former self left behind to discover her identity and track down the agents who want to destroy her. "Utterly convincing and engrossing---totally thought-through and frequently hilarious. The writing is confident and fully fledged. Even this aging, jaded, attention-deficit-disordered critic was blown away."-- (Lev Grossman)
Lately, life has dealt Alice Shoemaker and Clayton Miller some heavy blows. While prickly Clayton's superstar writing career has unraveled, thanks to a messy and public break with his girlfriend as well as his professional partner, gentle and secretive voice-actress Alice has found herself back in her childhood hometown and mired in the bitter memories that haunt it. (Booklist) James has written a cheery romance about two people finding a second chance at love.
American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America
May 10, 2013 - May 13, 2013
By telling the story of the White House Kitchen Garden, Obama explores how increased access to healthful, affordable food can improve health for families across America with ideas on how to create community and urban gardens.
In 1897 England, 16-year-old Finley Jayne is convinced she's a freak. No normal Victorian girl has a darker side that makes her capable of knocking out a full-grown man with one punch. Only Griffin King sees the magical darkness inside her that says she's special . . . that she's one of "them." Finley joins Duke Griffin's army of misfits to help stop the Machinist, the criminal behind a series of automaton crimes, from carrying out a plan to kill Queen Victoria during the Jubilee.
The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We Can - Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer
May 9, 2013 - May 12, 2013
Inspired by Reynolds's wildly popular Phys Ed column for "The New York Times," this book explains how exercise affects the body in distinct ways and provides the tools readers need to achieve their fitness goals, whether that's a faster 5K or staying trim.
A vivid, romantic, and relentlessly compelling historical novel about a spirited young seamstress who survives the Titanic disaster only to find herself embroiled in the media frenzy left in the wake of the tragedy. "Kate Alcott's The Dressmaker is a beautifully told story that examines loss, love, couture and the choices we make when everything is on the line--all sewn together into one compelling read. I can't stop thinking about this book and its characters." (Sarah Jio)
18 year old Saba has spent her whole life in Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms. When a monster sandstorm arrives, along with four cloaked horsemen, Saba's world is shattered. Her beloved twin brother Lugh is captured, and Saba embarks on an epic quest to get him back. "Young's powerful debut, first in the Dustlands series, is elevated above its now familiar postapocalyptic setting by an intriguing prose style and strong narrative voice that show a distinct Cormac McCarthy vibe. It's a natural for Hunger Games fans."(Publishers Weekly)
In this intricate debut from a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a mother and a daughter try to do right by a town and each other before it's too late when three men are gunned down over coffee at a local diner in West Virginia. "Julia Keller is that rare talent who combines gripping suspense, a fabulous sense of place and nuanced characters you can't wait to come back to. A must read." (Karin Slaughter)
Simple Sustainable Style: Ways to Make a House Your Home
Randy Florke; Nancy J. Becker
May 5, 2013 - May 8, 2013
Florke explores his "three muses" of design--comfort, economy, and color--and presents real-life examples of rooms that radiate charm. Anyone hoping to transform a home from ordinary to extraordinary will find thrifty and stylish ways to design, plus numerous "Quick Fix" sections with cheap, fast solutions to common problems
Mallory Quinn has had enough of playing it safe. As a nurse and devoted daughter, she takes care of everyone but herself. And as the local good girl, she's expected to date Mr. Right. But for once, she'd like to take a risk on Mr. Wrong. And who could be more wrong than Ty Garrison? "4 Stars! Shalvis pens a tale rife with the three "H"s of romance: heat, heart and humor. LUCKY IN LOVE is a down-to-the-toes charmer..." ( RT Book Reviews)