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Week of July 15, 2013

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Week of July 15, 2013

Sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson witnessed a shocking crime that challenged everything she knew about her family, especially her mother, Dorothy. Now, 50 years later, Laurel is a successful and well-regarded actress. A family gathering for Dorothy’s 90th birthday leads Laurel to search for answers to the questions that still haunt her from that long-ago day --- answers that can only be found in Dorothy’s past. Kate Morton's THE SECRET KEEPER is a spellbinding novel of family secrets, murder and enduring love.

Brilliance by Marcus Sakey - Science Fiction/Thriller

 

In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking. They’re called “brilliants,” and Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper has gifts rendering him exceptional at hunting terrorists. His latest target may be the most dangerous man alive, a brilliant intent on provoking civil war. But to catch him, Cooper will have to violate everything he believes in --- and betray his own kind.

The Joy Brigade by Martin Limon - Thriller

 

In this pulse-racing ninth adventure in Martin Limon’s series, Sergeant George Sueño heads north of Korea's DMZ on a mission to prevent war between the Communist North and the American-allied South.

The Mirrored World by Debra Dean - Historical Fiction

 

Born in to lower Russian nobility, Xenia is a passionate dreamer who cares little for social conventions. She unexpectedly falls in love with Andrei, a handsome solider with the Imperial choir. Their perfect happiness is constantly overshadowed by the petty demands of life at the royal court and Xenia’s obsession to have a child. However, she is certain that tragedy will strike and when it finally does, Xenia begins giving away her possessions and finally vanishes.

A Place in the Country by Elizabeth Adler - Romance Suspense

 

Fifteen-year-old Issy and her newly-single mother, Caroline, are struggling to find their way alone, as well as together. Issy still adores her father and secretly blames her mother for their change in life. When Caroline’s dream of restoring an old barn into a restaurant finally begins to come true, her chance at happiness hangs in the balance as whispers of murder and vengeance find their way to her.

The Poisoned Pilgrim: A Hangman's Daughter Tale by Oliver Potzsch -

 

1666: The monastery at Andechs has long been a pilgrimage destination, but when the hangman’s daughter, Magdalena, her doctor husband Simon, and their two small children arrive there, they learn that the monks have far larger concerns than saying Mass and receiving alms. When one of the monks disappears and his lab is destroyed, the hangman and his family must attempt to solve the mystery. But first they have to deal with scheming monks, murderous robots, and angry villagers chanting witchcraft and brandishing their pitchforks. 

The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton - Fiction

 

Sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson witnessed a shocking crime that challenged everything she knew about her family, especially her mother, Dorothy. Now, 50 years later, Laurel is a successful and well-regarded actress. A family gathering for Dorothy’s 90th birthday leads Laurel to search for answers to the questions that still haunt her from that long-ago day --- answers that can only be found in Dorothy’s past.

Triburbia by Karl Taro Greenfeld - Fiction

 

Thrown together by circumstance, a group of fathers meet each morning at a local coffee shop after walking their children to their exclusive school. Over the course of a single year, we learn about their dreams deferred, their secrets and mishaps, their passions and hopes, as they confront terrible truths about ambition, wealth and sex.

True Believers by Kurt Andersen - Fiction

 

Karen Hollander is a celebrated attorney who recently removed herself from consideration for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. Her reasons have their roots in 1968 --- an episode she’s managed to keep secret for more than 40 years. Now, with the imminent publication of her memoir, she’s about to let the world in on that shocking secret --- as soon as she can track down the answers to a few crucial last questions.