Katherine Paterson; John Paterson; John Rocco (Illustrator)
Jul 22, 2012 - Jul 25, 2012
A robust and wildly entertaining fairy tale, freely abridged from Eden Phillpotts's 1910 fantasy and retold by Newbery Medalist Katherine Paterson and her husband John. " A strong choice for both a read-aloud and an under-the-covers escape." (Booklist)
Schappell has written eight provocative and darkly funny linked stories that explore the commonly shared, but rarely spoken of experiences that build girls into women. "Hilarious and heartbreaking at the very same time, these mothers, daughters, wives are all struggling to be honest with themselves . . . these characters are poignant, searing, memorable." (Elizabeth Strout)
A serial novel featuring contributions by twenty-five masters of suspense follows detective Jon Nunn as he re-opens a ten-year-old case to discover if the wrong person was convicted and put to death for the murder of art curator Christopher Thomas. Contributors include Thomas Cook, Tess Gerritsen, John Lescroat and Lisa Scotoline.
When Little Croc and his friends find a purse filled with money, they must decide whether to spend the money or turn in the purse. Lizzie Finlay pairs charming and humorous illustrations with this light-hearted tale that will have readers rooting for the resolute Little Croc as he overcomes pressure and does what he knows is right.
Winner of the 2012 thriller award for best first novel, McEuen's debut " carries the reader on a fascinating ride through a world of bioweaponry, nanoscience, murder, and international intrigue. This gripping story, partially based on Unit 731, the biological warfare group of the Imperial Japanese Army in World War II, is one of the best debut thrillers I've read in a long time." (Douglas Preston)
Las Vegas. Atlantic City. Aruba. Barcelona. London. And the jewel of the gambling crown -- Monte Carlo. Dukach and his fellow MIT students hit them all and made millions. They came in hard, with stacks of cash; big, seemingly insane bets; women hanging on their arms; and fake identities. Although they were taking classes and studying for exams during the week, over the weekends they stormed the blackjack tables only to be harassed, banned from casinos, threatened at gunpoint, and beaten in Vegas's notorious back rooms.
Chelsea Handler meets Nora Ephron in this uproarious memoir from an acclaimed actress and comedian. Told in her unique and irresistible voice, this memoir captures Wentworth's sometimes challenging, often crazy journey to define herself on her own terms. "Unanimous applause greeted this actress-comedian's tour of her fabulous life...all recounted in a manner that had one reader wondering if Wentworth is 'a long-lost sister of the Sedaris clan.'" (Elle)
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl. . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic, and a cyborg. "Singing mice and glass slippers are replaced with snarky androids and mechanical feet in this richly imagined and darkly subversive retelling of 'Cinderella.'" (Bulletin of the Center for Childrens Books)
An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny
Laura L. Schroff
Jul 15, 2012 - Jul 18, 2012
The story of a lifelong friendship between a busy sales executive and a disadvantaged young boy, and how both of their lives were changed by what began as one small gesture of kindness. " It's a complex and unswervingly honest story about a woman and a boy who saved each other. By its raw honesty and lack of excess sentimentality, it is even more inspirational. This is a book capable of restoring our faith in each other . . ." (Catherine Ryan Hyde)
In this gripping psychological thriller, an amnesiac attempts to reconstruct her past by keeping a journal and discovers the dangerous inconsistencies in the stories of her husband and her secret doctor.
Fortunes have changed for the King family, descendants of Hawaiian royalty and one of the state's largest landowners. Matthew King's daughters--Scottie, a feisty ten-year-old, and Alex, a seventeen-year-old recovering drug addict--are out of control, and their charismatic, thrill-seeking mother, Joanie, lies in a coma after a boat-racing accident. She will soon be taken off life support. "Matt's journey with his girls forms the emotional core of this sharply observed, frequently hilarious and intermittently heartbreaking look at a well-meaning but confused father trying to hold together his unconventional family." (Publishers Weekly)
Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fukoe-the curse that has haunted the Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still waiting for his first kiss, is just its most recent victim.
Carl Morck used to be one of Copenhagen's best homicide detectives. Then a hail of bullets destroyed the lives of two fellow cops, and Carl--who didn't draw his weapon--blames himself. So a promotion is the last thing he expects. But Department Q is a department of one, and Carl's got only a stack of Copenhagen's coldest cases for company. His colleagues snicker, but Carl may have the last laugh, because one file keeps nagging at him: a liberal politician vanished five years earlier and is presumed dead. But she isn't dead ... yet.