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.
Playful Home: Creative Style Ideas for Living with Kids
Andrew Weaving; Andrew Wood (Photographer)
Aug 31, 2012 - Sep 3, 2012
Weaving highlights kids' rooms designed to feed and inspire the imagination. Includes design ideas for displaying toys and collectibles, plus clever ways of storing them, as well as great tips on how to make murals and unique wall decorations.
Renovating a broken-down mansion in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley gave three lifelong friends a welcome second chance. All their efforts in transforming the overgrown farm into an upscale winery and special events business is paying off- Ladybug Farm has been chosen to host a society wedding. What this really means is that they are about to be invaded by warring mothers-in-law, a Bridezilla, and a completely clueless groom.
Kachuba visits more than 30 legendary haunted places, all of which are open to the public. Join John as he visits each site, snooping around eerie rooms and dark corners, talking to people who swear to their paranormal experiences, and giving you a spooky first-hand account.
By 2021, the World War had killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remained coveted any living creature, and for people who couldn't afford one, companies built incredibly realistic simulacrae: horses, birds, cats, sheep. . . They even built humans. But the government banned androids from earth. When androids didn't want to be identified, they just blended in. Rick Deckard was an officially sanctioned bounty hunter whose job was to find rogue androids, and to retire them. But cornered, androids tended to fight back, with deadly results.
Moses leavens each tale of her coming-of-age with a recipe from her lifetime of confectionary obsession. Surviving a difficult childhood, her story is a wise, loving tribute to life in all its sweetness as well as its bitterness. "Cooking memoirs are all the rage. What makes this one special is that this is a truly gifted writer who just happens to be as experimental and adventuresome in the kitchen as she is at the keyboard. A crazy, richly compelling tale of learning to sweeten her way through good times and bad." (Mary Pols)
Through twists and turns of fate, orphaned Mary seeks knowledge of life, love, and especially what lies beyond her walled village and the surrounding forest, where dwell the Unconsecrated, aggressive flesh-eating people who were once dead. "A postapocalyptic romance of the first order, elegantly written from title to last line" (Scott Westerfeld)
Ruben's accessible guide shows you how to balance big-picture curiosity with the academic nitty-gritties of homework assignments, organization, and electronic resources. Building on her proven "Six-Step Session" format, Ruben shares the secrets to tutoring children in any subject from kindergarten through high school--all with a warm, entertaining tone that will inspire "you" to inspire "them."