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)
The first in Lehane's acclaimed series with Boston detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro is a remarkable debut that is at once a pulsating crime thriller and a mirror of the world, one in which the worst human horrors are found closest to home, and the most vicious obscenities are committed in the name of love.
When the Columbus Zoo hired Jack Hanna as executive director in 1978, he inherited an outdated zoo where all the animals were caged and the buildings were run down. With the kind of work ethic and enthusiasm he's become known for, Hanna brought new life to the zoo, transforming it into the state-of-the-art facility it is today.
Set in Ireland and spanning a century and a half, My Dream of You unfolds the compelling stories of two women and their quests for passion, connection, and fulfillment. On the brink of fifty, Kathleen de Burca is looking back at her life and asking questions about her choices. Intrigued by a divorce case dating back to the days of the Potato Famine, she decides to try her hand at writing about it. The case, called "The Talbot Affair," detailed the clandestine liaison lasting three years between the wife of a British landlord and an Irish servant in Ireland in the 1850s. "An honest and poignant account of a woman attempting to build a future on the ruins of the past." (Kirkus Reviews)
Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don't You Grow Weary
Feb 6, 2013 - Feb 9, 2013
Partridge leads readers straight into the chaotic, passionate, and deadly three months of protests that culminated in the landmark march from Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery in 1965."Powerful duotone photographs, which range from disturbing to triumphal, showcase the determination of these civil rights pioneers." (Publisher's Weekly)
As she recovers from the trauma of the past couple of months, National Park Service Ranger Anna Pigeon visits an old friend in New Orleans. She's not in town long when she crosses paths with a creepy guy who apparently attempts to put a curse on her, and she begins to slowly find traces of very dark doings in the heart of post-Katrina New Orleans.
100 Yards of Glory: The Greatest Moments in NFL History
Joe Garner; Bob Costas; Joe Montana (Foreword by)
Feb 3, 2013 - Feb 4, 2013
Relive the greatest moments in the NFL. From the great dynasties to the improbable catches, the legendary coaches to the heroic QBs, the most incredible comebacks to the most notorious collapses, 100 Yards of Glory relives the most unforgettable moments in the game's history.