Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year
David Von Drehle
Jan 14, 2013 - Jan 15, 2013
"1862 was the year of Lincoln's 'Rise to Greatness'... Von Drehle recounts the dramatic military and political events of that year, interspersing them with human-interest stories of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary times... These pages crackle with life and energy." (James McPherson)
The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
James D. Watson; Alexander Gann; Jan Witkowski
Jan 12, 2013 - Jan 15, 2013
Published to mark the 50th anniversary of the Nobel Prize for Watson and Crick's discovery of the structure of DNA, an annotated and illustrated edition of this classic book gives new insights into the personal relationships between James Watson, Frances Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Franklin, and the making of a scientific revolution.
The unforgettable debut of Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen is a stunning literary skein of corruption, drugs, and murder. "Anne Holt is the godmother of modern Norwegian crime fiction." (Jo Nesbo) Sure to please fans of character driven Scandanavian noir.
"1920s New York thrums with giddy life in this gripping first in a new [series] from Printz winner Bray...The intricate plot and magnificently imagined details of character, dialogue and setting take hold and don't let go. Not to be missed." (Kirkus Reviews). A fantastic thriller about 17 year old flapper Evie O'Neill who is embroiled in solving a series of gruesome murders.
A mother and child spend a snowy day together buying and preparing vegetables, assembling ingredients, and playing while their big pot of soup bubbles on the stove ."Idyllic and cozy with colorful, textured illustrations, the book also offers a perfect recipe for tiny hands." (Associated Press)
Science fiction, mystery, a passionate love story, and a detailed history of Old New York blend together in Finney's spellbinding story of a young man enlisted in a secret Government experiment. Transported from the mid-twentieth century to New York City in the year 1882, Si Morley solves a 20th-century mystery by discovering its 19th-century roots. Falling in love with a beautiful young woman, he ultimately finds himself forced to choose between his lives in the present and the past.
Thirteen year old Katie has relocated to Missouri with her distant, occasionally abusive father. Her much-loved mother is dead; her new school is unaccepting of her; and her only friends fall far short of ideal companions. When she accidentally falls through the ice while skating, she meets Jimmy--handsome, far older than she, and married.
Before global warming, there was dust. In the 1930s, dangerous black storms swept through the Great Plains. Created by drought and reckless farming, these lethal storms were part of an environmental, economic, and human catastrophe that changed the course of American history. In riveting, accessible prose, an acclaimed historian explains the causes behind the disaster and explores the Dust Bowl's impact, from a rich cultural legacy to the visionary conservation that would finally offer hope to the Plains.
In her long career as America's most beloved suspense writer, this is Clark's most astonishing and dramatic novel: a breathless murder mystery and a hunt for what may be the most precious religious treasure of all time.
Like many young people everywhere, playwright Maria Headley had had her fill of terrible dates. Discouraged and looking for love, she decided the time had come for her to eliminate her own (clearly not adequately discriminating) taste from the equation. Instead-as she vowed to her roommates one frustrated morning-she would date every person who asked her out for an entire year, regardless of circumstances. It would be her Year of Yes.