"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)
Weiner returns with an irresistible story about a young woman trying to make it in Hollywood as a TV writer going against show business culture, bad behavior backstage and insider politics. "Weiner is coming off a year in Hollywood, and she puts the experience to excellent use in this utterly engaging story of a showrunner who, after six years of slogging, finally gets a series on the air, only to discover that her troubles are only beginning--meddling studio execs, egomaniacal actors and one crushable but unobtainable boss." (Time)
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
May 2, 2013 - May 5, 2013
Molly Wizenberg recounts a life with the kitchen at its center. From her mother's pound cake, a staple of summer picnics during her childhood in Oklahoma, to the eggs she cooked for her father during the weeks before his death, food and memories are intimately entwined. You won't be able to decide whether to curl up and sink into the story or to head straight to the market to fill your basket with ingredients for Cider-Glazed Salmon and Pistachio Cake with Honeyed Apricots.
A former con artist is plucked from his Harvard Law School classroom and becomes an associate at Washington's most high-powered consulting firm. Quickly pulled into a seductive, dangerous web of power and corruption, he struggles to find his way out.
God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine
Apr 30, 2013 - May 3, 2013
"Victoria Sweet writes beautifully about the enormous richness of life at Laguna Honda, the chronic [care] hospital where she has spent the last twenty years, and the intense sense of place and community that binds patients and staff there. Such community in the medical world is vanishingly rare now, and Laguna Honda may be the last of its kind..."