Night Rounds: A Detective Inspector Irene Huss Investigation
Mar 18, 2013 - Mar 21, 2013
One nurse lies dead and another vanishes after their hospital is hit by a blackout. The only witness claims to have seen Nurse Tekla doing her rounds, but Nurse Tekla died 60 years ago. Detective Inspector Irene Huss has the challenge of disentangling wandering ghosts and complex human relationships to get to the bottom of this intriguing case.
"Magnificent . . . What begins as a tragicomic tale of triumph over a soul-destroying childhood becomes something rougher and richer in the later passages. . . . Winterson writes with heartrending precision. . . . Ferociously funny and unfathomably generous, Winterson's exorcism-in-writing is an unforgettable quest for belonging, a tour de force of literature and love." (Vogue)
With his rugged good looks, vast wealth, and family name, hell-raiser Hutch Carmody is still the golden boy of Parable, Montana. But he's done some growing up--making peace with his illegitimate half-brother and inheriting half of Whisper Creek Ranch, which should have been all his. These days, Hutch knows there are some things money can't buy: like the heart of loving, ladylike divorce Kendra Shepherd.
For Jesse Winsloe, the answer is clear: head into hiding. Single again and laid off from work, Jesse flees to Onery Cabin to lick her wounds with her ancient aunt Will--a Granny woman with the secret to healing the lovelorn. Between folk remedies and a "no strings attached" romance, Jesse is beginning to think she's found her own brand of lovesick cure--because there's nothing like a pinch of confidence and a dash of attraction to mend a broken heart.
The set-up of Haddon's brilliant new novel is simple: a wealthy doctor invites his estranged sister and her family to join him for a vacation. The stage is set for seven days of resentment and guilt, but because of Haddon's extraordinary narrative technique, the stories of these eight people are anything but simple.
That's Why I'm Here: The Chris and Stefanie Spielman Story
Chris Spielman; Bruce Hooley (As told to)
Mar 12, 2013 - Mar 16, 2013
Chris Spielman was a high school and Ohio State football legend and a four-time Pro Bowl linebacker, but he didn't tackle his toughest opponent until his playing career was almost over. In 1998 his wife Stefanie was diagnosed with breast cancer, and so began an 11-year journey that brought joy and suffering to the Spielmans, as well as hope and inspiration to thousands of others.
Winner of the 2008 Agatha Award for Best First Novel. From deep in the heart of his eighteenth century English manor, millionaire Sir Adrian Beauclerk-Fisk writes mystery novels and torments his four spoiled children with threats of disinheritance. Tiring of this device, the portly patriarch decides to weave a malicious twist into his well-worn plot. Gathering them all together for a family dinner, he announces his latest blow - a secret elopement with the beautiful Violet... who was once suspected of murdering her husband.Within hours, eldest son and appointed heir Ruthven is found dead and Detective Chief Inspector St. Just is brought in to investigate.
Outside Shot: Big Dreams, Hard Times, and One County's Quest for Basketball Greatness
Mar 10, 2013 - Mar 13, 2013
The Cardinals of Scott County High School were beloved once--and with good reason. For years, they gave fans in Central Kentucky titles and national attention. But in 2009, with the economy sputtering, the community had begun to lose faith in its boys. O'Brien follows four of the team's top seniors and their coach as they struggle to redeem themselves in the face impossible odds. "A lyrical, fast-paced account of a season to treasure along with a team roster as touching as it is unforgettable." (Madeleine Blais)
Set in the untamed American West, a highly original and haunting debut novel about a makeshift family whose dramatic lives are shaped by violence, love, and an indelible connection to the land. "When you pick up The Orchardist, you will be lured at first by the lushness of the language. But soon enough the characters will take hold of you and you'll read on hungrily, as if under a spell. It's hard to believe that this is Amanda Coplin's first novel." (Wally Lamb)
MacInnes' 1941 classic spy thriller has been re-issued. Richard and Frances Myles are preparing for their annual European summer vacation in 1939 when they are visited at their Oxford college by old friend Peter Galt, who has a seemingly simple job for them. But in the heightened atmosphere of pre-war Europe, nobody is above suspicion, in fact the husband and wife are being carefully monitored by shadowy figures.
Toddlers love machines and things that go, and this book gives them everything they want, from a bucket truck to a tower crane to an airplane. "Combining the excitement of powerful machines in action with reminders of how they help humans, Low adds a surprising dimension to the familiar story of vehicles at work. Children mesmerized by the vrooming motion will be drawn by the unframed, double-page spreads and big flaps that open to show overviews and close-ups of trucks, trains, and boats." (Booklist)
Raised by loving adoptive parents, San Francisco private investigator Wyatt Hunt never had an interest in finding his birth family--until he gets a chilling text message from an unknown number: "How did ur mother die?" The answer is murder, and urged on by curiosity and the mysterious text, Hunt takes on a case he never knew existed, one that has lain unsolved for decades.
The book explores the varied styles, techniques and materials used to make jewelry in many civilizations throughout the world and across the millennia. Egyptian necklaces, Celtic torcs, South American gold masks, Renaissance pendants and Art Nouveau buckles are examples of the range of the masterpieces described and illustrated with 400 superb photographs.Inspiring and beautiful!
"Spiral carries the reader on a fascinating ride through a world of bioweaponry, nanoscience, murder, and international intrigue. This gripping story, partially based on Unit 731, the biological warfare group of the Imperial Japanese Army in World War II, is one of the best debut thrillers I've read in a long time." (Douglas Preston)