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Week of November 4, 2013

In TOUCH & GO by Lisa Gardner, investigator Tessa Leoni arrives at the crime scene in the home of Justin and Libby Denbe, a couple who seemed to have it all but now appears to have been abducted. Tessa knows better than anyone that even the most perfect façades can hide the darkest secrets. Now she must race against the clock to uncover the Denbes’ innermost dealings, a complex tangle of friendships and betrayal, big business and small sacrifices.

LIFE AFTER LIFE, Jill McCorkle’s first novel in 17 years, is alive with the daily triumphs and challenges of the residents and staff of Pine Haven Estates, a retirement facility now home to a good many of Fulton, North Carolina’s older citizens. As she connects their lives through their present circumstances, their pasts, and, in some cases, their deaths, McCorkle celebrates the blessings and wisdom of later life and infuses this remarkable novel with hope and laughter.

How Literature Saved My Life by David Shields - Essays

November 5, 2013

 

Blending confessional criticism and anthropological autobiography, David Shields explores the power of literature to make life survivable, maybe even endurable. He evokes his deeply divided personality, character flaws, woes, and serious despairs. Books are his life, but when they come to feel unlifelike and archaic, he revels in a new kind of art that is based heavily on quotation and consciousness and self-consciousness.

Life After Life by Jill McCorkle - Fiction

November 5, 2013

 

Jill McCorkle’s first novel in 17 years is alive with the daily triumphs and challenges of the residents and staff of Pine Haven Estates, a retirement facility now home to a good many of Fulton, North Carolina’s older citizens. As she connects their lives through their present circumstances, their pasts, and, in some cases, their deaths, McCorkle celebrates the blessings and wisdom of later life and infuses this remarkable novel with hope and laughter.

The Lost Art of Mixing by Erica Bauermeister - Fiction

January 24, 2013

 

Lillian and her restaurant have a way of drawing people together. Among the cast of characters are Al, the accountant who finds meaning in numbers and ritual; Chloe, a budding chef who hasn’t learned to trust after heartbreak; Louise, Al’s wife, whose anger simmers just below the boiling point; and Isabelle, whose memories are slowly slipping from her grasp. And there’s Lillian herself, whose life has taken a turn she didn’t expect.

Pilgrimage: My Journey to a Deeper Faith in the Land Where Jesus Walked by Lynn Austin - Memoir

November 5, 2013

 

With gripping honesty, Lynn Austin pens her struggles with spiritual dryness in a season of loss and unwanted change. Tracing her travels throughout Israel, Austin seamlessly weaves events and insights from the Word...and in doing so finds a renewed passion for prayer and encouragement for her spirit, now full of life and hope.

Poseidon's Arrow: A Dirk Pitt Novel by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler - Thriller/Adventure

November 5, 2013

 

It’s the greatest advance in American defense technology in decades --- an attack submarine capable of incredible underwater speeds. However, a key element of the prototype is missing, and the man who developed it is dead. At the same time, ships have started vanishing mid-ocean, usually never to be found again, but when they are, sometimes burned bodies are found aboard. It is up to NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his team to go on a desperate international chase to find the truth.

The Shadow Girls by Henning Mankell - Fiction

November 5, 2013

 

Jesper Humlin is a poet of middling acclaim who is saddled by his underwhelming book sales, an exasperated girlfriend, a demanding mother, and a rapidly fading tan. It is only when he travels to Gothenburg to give a reading that his life is forever changed by three immigrant women who become unlikely pupils of his writing workshops.

Singularity: A Jevin Banks Novel by Steven James - Thriller

November 5, 2013

 

When his friend is murdered, illusionist Jevin Banks is determined to find out what really happened. Drawn into a web of conspiracy and top-secret research on human consciousness, Jevin won't stop digging until the truth is revealed. Soon he uncovers a dark secret --- one that could change the very fabric of human life on the planet.

Stones for Bread by Christa Parrish - Fiction

November 5, 2013

 

When Wild Rise bake house is featured on television, owner Liesl McNamara's quiet existence appears to be a thing of the past. And then a phone call from a woman claiming to be her half-sister forces Liesl to confront long-hidden secrets in her family’s past. With her precious heritage crumbling around her, the baker must make a choice: allow herself to be buried in detachment and remorse, or take a leap of faith into a new life.

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult - Fiction

November 5, 2013

 

Sage Singer becomes friends with an old man who’s particularly beloved in her community after they strike up a conversation at the bakery where she works. Josef Weber is everyone’s favorite retired teacher and Little League coach. One day he asks Sage for a favor: to kill him. When a shocked Sage refuses, he then tells her he deserves to die. Once he reveals his secret, Sage wonders if he’s right.

Strait of Hormuz by Davis Bunn - Thriller/Adventure

November 5, 2013

 

An under-the-radar phone call from the U.S. State Department puts Marc Royce once again on assignment. At stake is Iran's threat to blockade the narrow Strait of Hormuz, cutting off vital shipping routes and escalating global tensions beyond the breaking point. Royce finds himself in Switzerland with only sketchy information, but it turns out the Mossad has sent someone to keep an eye on him, which is of more than casual interest to the Israelis. And it's someone Royce knows...

Strangers at My Door: A True Story of Finding Jesus in Unexpected Guests by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove - Christian Life

November 5, 2013

 

His first followers knew that Jesus could be found with the fatherless, the widows, and the hungry and homeless. He said that he himself was a stranger, and commended those who welcomed him. If he really meant these things, what would happen if you opened your door to every person who came with a need? Jonathan and Leah Wilson-Hartgrove decided to find out.

The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman - Fiction

November 5, 2013

 

In the declining Weimar Republic, Egon Loeser works as a stage designer for New Expressionist theatre. His hero is the greatest set designer of the 17th century, Adriano Lavicini, who devised the so-called Teleportation Device for the whisking of actors from one scene to another --- a miracle, until the thing malfunctioned, causing numerous deaths and perhaps summoning the devil himself.

Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story by Arnold Schwarzenegger - Autobiography

November 5, 2013

 

Chronicling his embodiment of the American Dream, TOTAL RECALL covers Arnold Schwarzenegger’s high-stakes journey to the United States --- from creating the international bodybuilding industry out of the sands of Venice Beach, to breathing life into cinema’s most iconic characters, and becoming one of the leading political figures of our time.

Touch & Go by Lisa Gardner - Thriller

November 5, 2013

 

Investigator Tessa Leoni arrives at the crime scene in the home of Justin and Libby Denbe, a couple who seemed to have it all but now appears to have been abducted. Tessa knows better than anyone that even the most perfect façades can hide the darkest secrets. Now she must race against the clock to uncover the Denbes’ innermost dealings, a complex tangle of friendships and betrayal, big business and small sacrifices.

The Truth About You by Susan Lewis - Suspense

November 5, 2013

 

Lainey Hollingsworth always had a volatile relationship with her mother, who never revealed the truth about Lainey’s biological father, or the reason she fled Italy for England when Lainey was an infant. As Lainey plans a trip to her mother’s homeland in search of answers, the familiar rhythm of life implodes when she receives a cryptic text message: Ask your husband about Julia.

Watershed Moments: Turning Points that Change the Course of Our Lives by Gari Meacham - Christian Life

November 5, 2013

 

Watershed moments are the turning points in our lives brought on by circumstances that stop us in our tracks. Through the lives of Abraham, David, Rebekah, Jacob, Rachel, Nehemiah, Peter and many more, as well as through personal Watershed moments in the author's life and the lives of several women who have written their own stories, WATERSHED MOMENTS is a bold invitation to pay attention to the revelation God gives in the twinkling of a second at our moments of change.

The Wedding Planners of Butternut Creek by Jane Myers Perrine - Romance

November 5, 2013

 

Having found the perfect wife for Pastor Adam, the ladies of Butternut Creek Christian Church are ready to start planning the wedding. Adam, however, has yet to propose. Meanwhile, Adam's sister Hannah has returned from work in refugee camps and becomes animated when verbally sparring with Gabe Borden, the high school basketball coach. Soon, the Widows are up to their matchmaking ways once again.

The Whole Golden World by Kristina Riggle - Fiction

November 5, 2013

 

Seventeen-year-old Morgan Monetti shocks her parents and her community with one simple act: She chooses to stand by the man everyone else believes has exploited her --- popular high school teacher TJ Hill. Quietly walking across a crowded courtroom to sit behind TJ, and not beside her parents, she announces herself as the adult she believes herself to be.