Kate Appleton wants to turn her parents' summer house, the Nutshell, into a bed and breakfast. Problem is, she needs cash, and the only job she can land is less than savory. Matt Culhane wants Kate to spy on his brewery employees. Someone has been sabotaging his company, and if Kate finds the culprit, Matt will pay her a $20,000 bonus. Needless to say, Kate is highly motivated. But there are complications. Kate hates beer, no one likes her, and she's falling for her boss.
Jane Austen Made Me Do It: Original Stories Inspired by Literature's Most Astute Observer of the Human Heart
Laurel Ann Nattress
Feb 14, 2013 - Feb 14, 2013
Here is a delightful collection of never-before-published stories inspired by Jane Austen--her novels, her life, her wit, and her world. Regency or contemporary, romantic or fantastical, each of these marvelous stories reaffirms the incomparable influence of one of history's most cherished authors.
Savannah "Van" Leone is in love with her best friend's fiance. After the wedding, she accidentally orders a German Shepherd over the Internet. When Joe" turns out to be a hundred-pound beast, Van is at the end of her rope. "Stay has everything ... humor, heart-and, endearingly, buckets of dog slobber." (Miami Herald)
Show Dog: The Charmed Life and Trying Times of a Near-Perfect Purebred
Feb 13, 2013 - Feb 15, 2013
A veteran magazine journalist captures the idiosyncratic world of professional dog showing, from the local competitions held in florescent-lit school gymnasiums to the granddaddy of them all, The Westminster Dog Show, as he follows a lovable novice dog through his inaugural year in competition.
The story of a woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own past. "This hope-soaked, glorious book speaks to every once-broken, cracked, or poorly mended heart about the risks we take to heal, to be fully human, to truly connect. An astonishingly assured debut." (Joshilyn Jackson)
Ratzinger, the Pope's brother, "provides a warm but also honest and very illuminating memoir of their life together, from their childhood in Bavaria to Georg's insider view of his brother's life as pope. This volume is as revealing about Benedict as any other analysis of his beliefs and policies, because it provides a first-person account of the familial and religious dynamics that shaped, and continue to direct, Benedict's approach to the Catholic Church . . ."(Publishers Weekly)
In the middle of her life, Nan decides to leave her husband at home and begin an impromptu trek across the country, carrying with her a turquoise leather journal she intends to fill. In her journal, Nan addresses the thorniness--and the allure--of marriage, the sweet ties to children, and the gifts and lessons that come from random encounters with strangers,
It is 1939. Russia teeters on the verge of war with Germany. It is also on the brink of bankruptcy. To preserve his regime, Stalin orders a search for the legendary missing gold of Tsar Nicholas II. For this task, he chooses Pekkala, the former investigator for the Tsar. To accomplish his mission, Pekkala will go undercover, returning to Siberia and the nightmare of his own past, where he was once a prisoner in the notorious Gulag known as Borodok.
Don't Put Me in, Coach: My Incredible NCAA Journey from the End of the Bench to the End of the Bench
Feb 10, 2013 - Feb 12, 2013
An irreverent, hilarious insider's look at big-time NCAA basketball, through the eyes of the nation's most famous benchwarmer. Mark Titus holds the Ohio State record for career wins, and made it to the 2007 national championship game. You would think Titus would be all over the highlight reels. You'd be wrong. This is a wild and completely true story of the most unlikely career in college basketball.
Willida Horsle may have bitten off more than she can chew when she agrees to help organize a literary festival and finds herself going to Ireland to persuade the infamous and reclusive author Dermot Flynn to come out of hiding.
This exuberant story follows a Chinese American family as they prepare for the Lunar New Year. Each member of the family lends a hand as they sweep out the dust of the old year, hang decorations, and make dumplings. Then it's time to put on new clothes and celebrate with family and friends. There will be fireworks and lion dancers, shining lanterns, and a great, long dragon parade to help bring in the Lunar New Year.
Posey Osterhagen can't complain. She owns a successful architectural salvaging company, she's surrounded by her lovable if off-center family, and she has a boyfriend--sort of. Still, something is missing. Something tall, brooding, and criminally good-looking . . . something like the town bad boy, Liam Moore.
"Superb on every level . . . Nesbo begins with an emotionally gripping family drama but surrounds it with an elaborate, beautifully constructed plot involving [a] new drug and the ruthless man who rules its distribution. The subplots, plot twists (especially the last one), and the fully fleshed supporting characters . . .are all testament to Nesbo's remarkable talent, but finally, it all comes back to Harry and the pain he endures in trying to carve out a separate peace from a world and a past that won't let him go."(Booklist)