The first Miss Marple mystery, one which tests all her powers of observation and deduction. The Colonel is found shot dead in the clergyman's study. But as Miss Marple soon discovers, the whole village seems to have had a motive to kill Colonel Protheroe.
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans
Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
Feb 1, 2013 - Feb 5, 2013
In this 2012 Coretta Scott King winner, Nelson highlights African American history from Revolutionary-era slavery up to the election of President Obama. This handsome volume is told in the fictionalized, informal voice of an African American senior looking back on her life and is illustrated with 44 magnificent paintings.
Stuck in a dead-end relationship, this fearless narrator leaves her metaphorical baggage behind and finds a comfort zone in the air, feeling safest with one plane ticket in her hand and another in her underwear drawer. She flies around the world, finding reasons to love life in dozens of far-flung places from Alaska to Bhutan. With the help of a squad of loyal, funny, wise friends and massage therapists, she learns to sort truth from self-deception, self-involvement from self-possession.
In Paris for a weekend visit, Bard sat down to lunch with a handsome Frenchman--and never went home again. "Lunch in Paris" is a memoir about a young American woman caught up in two passionate love affairs--one with her new beau and the other with French cuisine.
"Gawande writes riveting accounts of medical failure and triumph, how success is achieved in this complex and risk-filled profession. At once unflinching and compassionate, Better is an exhilarating journey, narrated by "arguably the best nonfiction doctor-writer around" (Salon). "Better is a masterpiece, a series of stories set inside the four walls of a hospital that end up telling us something unforgettable about the world outside." (Malcolm Gladwell)
At seventeen, Rosalind "Lin" Townsend finds herself pregnant and alone. Her father, deeply religious yet cruel, throws her out of the house. Nick Pemberton, the baby's father who she naively hoped might propose, rejects her. At the lowest point in her life, Lin vows to succeed on her own and give her son, Will, all the love and happiness she's been denied. Nineteen years later, after making good on those promises, Lin crosses paths with Nick.
Clare's fifth Mortal Instruments title was chosen by the Boston Globe as one of the Best Young Adult Books of 2012. Can the lost be reclaimed? What price is too high to pay for love? Who can be trusted when sin and salvation collide? Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters.
Dog loves books, but one day he receives a strange one in the mail--it's blank! Soon, Dog realizes that this book is not for reading, but for drawing. Before long, Dog is doodling and drawing himself into a new world, full of friends and surprises. "Never have pencils, brushes and even a pencil sharpener beckoned so temptingly, from opening endpapers to closing (make sure to check both)." (Kirkus)
On June 6, 1944, 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy.. D-Day was a stunning military accomplishment, but it was also a masterpiece of trickery. Operation Fortitude, which protected and enabled the invasion, and the Double Cross system, which specialized in turning German spies into double agents, deceived the Nazis into believing that the Allies would attack at Calais and Norway rather than Normandy. It was the most sophisticated and successful deception operation ever carried out,
Just nominated for an Edgar award, this teen thriller begins as a British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its pilot and passenger are best friends. One of the girls has a chance at survival. The other has lost the game before it's barely begun. When "Verity" is arrested by the Gestapo, she's sure she doesn't stand a chance. As a secret agent captured in enemy territory, she's living a spy's worst nightmare. Wein "serves up a riveting and often brutal tale of WWII action and espionage with a powerful friendship at its core." (Publishers Weekly)
Thomas Kilbride is a map-obsessed schizophrenic so affected that he rarely leaves his bedroom. But with a new computer program, he travels the world while never stepping out the door. That is until he witnesses a murder in downtown New York City. "A suspenseful, pulse-pounding thriller leavened by a trio of unlikely heroes and a lovely romance. Talk about tour de force plotting, even the most minor details pay off with shoes dropping right up to the final page." (Boston Globe)
The Ice Balloon: S. A. Andrée and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration
Jan 22, 2013 - Jan 27, 2013
Wilkinson recounts the thrilling story of the visionary Swedish explorer S.A. Andree, who in 1897, at the height of the heroic age of Arctic endeavor, attempted to discover the North Pole by flying over it in a hydrogen balloon."Fabulous . . . Readers meet 'a parade of fanatics' who attempt to reach the Pole, discover what is there, and return alive." (Kate Tuttle, "Boston Globe)
The Pinkneys present a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Woolworth lunch counter sit-in, when four college kids staged a peaceful protest that became a defining moment in the struggle for racial equality and the growing civil rights movement.