Moscow, 1936, and Stalin's Great Terror is just beginning. In a church, a woman is found dead, her body on display. Captain Alexei Korolev of the Criminal Investigation Division of the Moscow Militia is assigned, but the NKVD is watching and exile is a real possibility. Committed to the case, Korolev enters the realm of the Thieves, rulers of Moscow's underworld. But as more bodies are found, Korolev begins to question whom he can trust and who are the real criminals.
Returning from her honeymoon with Colin Hargreaves, Lady Emily convalesces at her mother-in-law's beautiful estate in Normandy. But the calm she so desperately seeks is shattered when, out riding a horse, she comes upon the body of a young woman who has been brutally murdered. The girl's wounds are identical to those inflicted on the victims of Jack the Ripper, who has wreaked havoc across the channel in London. Emily feels a connection to the young woman and is determined to bring the killer to justice.
Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before
Sep 10, 2012 - Sep 13, 2012
Horowitz works as a sailor aboard a replica of Cook's ship, meets island kings and beauty queens, and carouses the South Seas with a hilarious and disgraceful travel companion, an Aussie named Roger. He also creates a brilliant portrait of Cook: an impoverished farmboy who became the greatest navigator in British history and forever changed the lands he touched. Poignant, probing, antic, and exhilarating!
Selznik presents "two stories set 50 years apart. The first, set in 1977, is told in text and follows Ben, who is grieving the sudden loss of his mother when he stumbles upon clues that point to his father's identity. The second, told entirely in richly shaded pencil drawings, opens in 1927 as a young girl, Rose, gazes at a newspaper clipping. Both lonely children run away to New York City, and their parallel stories echo and reflect each other through nuanced details, which lead like a treasure map to a conjoined, deeply satisfying conclusion. . . a gift for the eye, mind, and heart" (Booklist)
Pavement Chalk Artist: The Three-Dimensional Drawings of Julian Beever
Sep 7, 2012 - Sep 9, 2012
The pavement chalk artist is a master of art, perspective, creativity and performance. Julian Beever is one such extraordinary master. More than just traditional flat drawings, the works Beever creates are uniquely three-dimensional anamorphic drawings. Quirky and fun!
When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.
The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food
Sep 6, 2012 - Sep 9, 2012
With inimitable charm and learning, Adam Gopnik takes us on a beguiling journey as he charts America's recent and rapid evolution from commendably aware eaters to manic, compulsive gastronomes. Gopnik explores the extremes of strict localism (exhibit A: Brooklyn tilapia). He gets into the heads of apparent adversaries--the meatless crowd and the whole-beast fiends, the Slow Food and molecular movements, the New and Old World wine advocates--and gives each its place in the grand foodie pantheon.
The Nest Home Design Handbook: Simple Ways to Decorate, Organize, and Personalize Your Place
Carley Roney; Ellen Silverman (Photographer)
Sep 6, 2012 - Sep 9, 2012
Founder of the popular wedding and lifestyle Web sites The Knot and The Nest, Roney offers organizing tips, personalization pointers, and high-impact decorideas to inspire nesters to let go of the stress and focus on creating a fun, stylish, and comfortable home.
Meredith Martin Delinn just lost everything: her friends, her homes, her social standing - because her husband Freddy cheated rich investors out of billions of dollars. Desperate and facing homelessness, Meredith receives a call from her old best friend, Constance Flute. The two depart for a summer on Nantucket in an attempt to heal, and Meredith must reconcile the differences between the life she is leading and the life she could have had.
Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son's First Son
Anne Lamott; Sam Lamott
Sep 4, 2012 - Sep 8, 2012
After her nineteen-year-old son became a father, Anne Lamott began a journal of the first year of her grandson Jax's life. By turns poignant and funny, honest and touching, "Some Assembly Required" is the true story of how the birth of a baby changes a family.
An unforgettable novel that shimmers with the wonder and terror of its author's native Haiti. Set in the island's impoverished villages and in New York's Haitian community, this is the story of Sophie Caco, who was conceived in an act of violence, abandoned by her mother and then summoned to America.
In this folktale classic the country mouse is visiting his friend in the big city. For the first time, he basks in endless amounts of sweetmeats, champagne, and the finest cheeses a mouse could ever want. But when life at His Majesty's Court starts to show its darker sides, the country mouse quickly learns that the town's riches aren't worth losing the peace and tranquility of his own quiet home. In this tale of two of friends, Paul Galdone's gorgeous illustrations and simple prose bring this timeless story to life.
John Puller is a combat veteran and the best military investigator in the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigative Division. Now, Puller is called out on a case in a remote, rural area in West Virginia coal country far from any military outpost. Someone has stumbled onto a brutal crime scene. "Zero Day is a nifty, paranoid thriller disguised as a murder mystery, and Baldacci advances it at a speedy clip with a nice mix of intrigue, tantalizing clues and the occasional explosion...Baldacci's books are fast-paced battles between good and evil." (Richmond Times Dispatch)
Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle
Aug 31, 2012 - Sep 4, 2012
Lady Carnarvon has written a transporting story of the real Downton Abbey. Much like her Masterpiece Classic counterpart, Lady Almina was the daughter of a wealthy industrialist, Alfred de Rothschild, who married his daughter off at a young age, her dowry serving as the crucial link in the effort to preserve the Earl of Carnarvon's ancestral home. Throwing open the doors of Highclere Castle to tend to the wounded of World War I, Lady Almina distinguished herself as a brave and remarkable woman.