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Week of October 28, 2013

In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance --- beset by newly emerging threats from every direction. In the east, Daenerys Targaryen, the last scion of House Targaryen, rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Daenerys has thousands of enemies, and many have set out to find her. As they gather, one young man embarks upon his own quest for the queen, with an entirely different goal in mind. A DANCE WITH DRAGONS is the fifth installment in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series.

Never before collected in one volume, THE CHRISTMAS KID is Pete Hamill's stories about Brooklyn, the borough in which he was born and grew up, and the one closest to his heart. These are stories of a New York almost lost but not forgotten, brimming over with nostalgia --- for the world after the war, the city before heroin and crack, the days of the Dodgers and Giants, even, for some, the world of the Depression.

Airtight by David Rosenfelt - Thriller

October 29, 2013

 

Judge Daniel Brennan is only days away from achieving a seat on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals bench when he’s brutally stabbed to death. When one tip leads New Jersey policeman Luke Somers to Steven Gallagher, Luke is instantly glorified for solving the case. Chris Gallagher raised his brother almost single-handedly; certain that Steven is innocent, he won’t rest until he sets the record straight.

The Andalucian Friend by Alexander Söderberg - Fiction

October 29, 2013

 

When Sophie Brinkmann --- nurse, widow, single mother --- meets Hector Guzman, her life is uneventful. She likes his quiet charm and easy smile, not to mention the way he welcomes her into his family. She quickly learns, though, that his smooth façade masks something much more sinister. Now she must summon everything within her to navigate an intricate web of moral ambiguity, deadly obsession, and craven gamesmanship. 

The Boy in the Snow: An Edie Kiglatuk Mystery by M. J. McGrath - Mystery

October 29, 2013

 

Half-Inuit Edie Kiglatuk finds herself in Alaska with Sergeant Derek Palliser, helping her ex-husband Sammy in his bid to win the famous Iditarod dog sled race. The race takes a grim turn when Edie stumbles upon the body of a baby left out in the forest. The state troopers are keen to pin the death on the Dark Believers --- a sinister offshoot of a Russian Orthodox sect --- but Edie’s instincts tell her otherwise.

The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury - Romance

October 29, 2013

 

For 30 years, Charlie and Donna Barton have run The Bridge, providing the people of middle Tennessee with coffee, conversation, and shelves of good books. Then in May, the hundred-year flood swept through Franklin and destroyed nearly every book in the store. Now the bank is pulling the lease on The Bridge. Despondent and without answers, Charlie considers the unthinkable. Then tragedy strikes, and suddenly, everything changes.

Change Your Words, Change Your Life: Understanding the Power of Every Word You Speak by Joyce Meyer - Christian Life

October 29, 2013

 

Building on the premises of POWER THOUGHTS and LIVING BEYOND YOUR EMOTIONS, Joyce Meyer examines the tremendous power of words --- which are the vehicles that convey our thoughts and emotions --- and provides a series of guidelines for making sure that our talk is constructive, healthy, healing, and used to good results.

The Christmas Kid: And Other Brooklyn Stories by Pete Hamill - Fiction/Short Stories

October 29, 2013

 

Never before collected in one volume, here are Pete Hamill's stories about Brooklyn, the borough in which he was born and grew up, and the one closest to his heart. These are stories of a New York almost lost but not forgotten, brimming over with nostalgia --- for the world after the war, the city before heroin and crack, the days of the Dodgers and Giants, even, for some, the world of the Depression.

A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book Five by George R. R. Martin - Fantasy

October 29, 2013

 

In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance --- beset by newly emerging threats from every direction. In the east, Daenerys Targaryen, the last scion of House Targaryen, rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Daenerys has thousands of enemies, and many have set out to find her. As they gather, one young man embarks upon his own quest for the queen, with an entirely different goal in mind.

Dark Witch: Book One of The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy by Nora Roberts - Romance

October 29, 2013


Iona Sheehan arrives in Ireland with nothing but her grandmother's stories and the promise of a few cousins to make her feel at home. She starts to build a new life for herself there with her two cousins and hunky stable owner Boyle McGrath. But an ancient evil has wound its way around Iona’s family tree, and family and friends will fight with each other and for each other to keep the promise of hope --- and love --- alive.

The Dinner by Herman Koch - Psychological Suspense

October 29, 2013

 

On a summer's evening in Amsterdam, two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. The conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said; with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened. As civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple shows just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love.

Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill - Fantasy

February 26, 2013

 

Something is missing from Ewan and Colby’s lives. Residing in the corners of their memories is their time in Limestone Kingdom, a realm filled with magic and mystery, a world where only some may travel amongst the menagerie of mystical souls and sinister demons.

A Gift of Hope: Helping the Homeless by Danielle Steel - Memoir

October 29, 2013

 

Since the devastating loss of her son, Danielle Steel has been dedicated to helping the homeless of San Francisco --- taking to the streets herself with a small team of friends to directly provide much needed resources. Here is the eye-opening story of her personal work over more than a decade with the most destitute members of our society, and how it has enriched her life beyond all of her material successes.

 

Habits of the House by Fay Weldon - Historical Fiction

October 29, 2013

 

As the Earl of Dilberne faces serious financial concerns, the ripple effect spreads to everyone in the household. Lord Robert can see no financial relief to an already mortgaged estate, and his thoughts turn to securing a suitable wife (and dowry) for his son. The arrival on the London scene of Minnie, a beautiful Chicago heiress with a reputation to mend, seems the answer to all their prayers.

The Heat of the Sun by David Rain - Fiction

October 29, 2013

 

Woodley Sharpless, a crippled orphan, finds his life inextricably linked with his Blaze Academy schoolmate, Ben "Trouble" Pinkerton, the son of  Democrat senator Benjamin Pinkerton and geisha Madame Butterfly. From early in life, Trouble finds himself at the center of some of the biggest events of the 20th century --- and though over time Woodley's and Trouble's paths diverge, their lives collide again to dramatic effect.

The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier - Historical Fiction

October 29, 2013

 

Honor Bright is a modest English Quaker who moves to Ohio in 1850. Sick from the journey and forced by family tragedy to immediately rely on help from strangers, Honor realizes that in a country that still allows slavery, principles count for little. When drawn into helping with the Underground Railroad, she finally finds her principles put to use.

The Lawgiver by Herman Wouk - Fiction

October 29, 2013

 

Margo Solovei is a brilliant young writer-director who has rejected her rabbinical father’s strict Jewish upbringing to pursue a career in the arts. When an Australian multibillionaire promises to finance a movie about Moses if the script meets certain standards, Margo does everything she can to land the job, including a reunion with her estranged first love, an influential lawyer with whom she still has unfinished business.

One for the Books by Joe Queenan - Humor

October 29, 2013

 

Joe Queenan became a voracious reader as a means of escape from a joyless childhood in a Philadelphia housing project. In the years since then, he has dedicated himself to an assortment of idiosyncratic reading challenges: spending a year reading only short books, spending a year reading books he always suspected he would hate, spending a year reading books he picked with his eyes closed. In ONE FOR THE BOOKS, Queenan tries to come to terms with his own eccentric reading style.

Palisades Park by Alan Brennert - Historical Fiction

April 9, 2013

 

Growing up in the 1930s, there is no more magical place than Palisades Amusement Park in New Jersey --- especially for seven-year-old Antoinette (nicknamed “Toni”) and her brother, Jack. However, both their father and Jack face the dangers of war, while their mother has ambitions of her own --- and Toni is determined to take on a very different kind of danger in impossible feats as a high diver. Yet they are all drawn back to each other --- and to Palisades Park --- until the park closes forever in 1971.

The Prodigal Son: A Carmine Delmonico Novel by Colleen McCullough - Historical Mystery

October 29, 2013

 

When Chubb University biochemist Millie Hunter notices that a deadly neurotoxin is missing from her laboratory refrigerator, she immediately goes to her father, Holloman, Connecticut's Chief Medical Examiner. They both know that the situation is grave; the poison shuts down the nervous system and is virtually impossible to stop. Soon, as bodies pile up and the coroner keeps pointing to the neurotoxin, Captain Carmine Delmonico must find the killer fast.

A Question of Identity: A Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler Mystery by Susan Hill - Mystery

October 29, 2013

 

The murder of a very old woman in a housing project rocks the town of Lafferton. A couple of weeks later, a similar murder occurs, and a month or so later, so does another. Initial investigations discover that the mysterious "sign" left on the body was the calling card of a suspect who was charged with several murders in the northwest of the country but was ultimately acquitted. All indications suggest that this person has simply vanished. Or is he right under their noses?

The Sanctuary by Ted Dekker - Thriller

October 29, 2013

 

Vigilante priest Danny Hansen is serving a 50-year prison term for the murder of two abusive men. Filled with remorse, Danny is determined to live out his days by a code of non-violence. But when Renee Gilmore, the woman he loves, receives a box containing a bloody finger and draconian demands from a mysterious enemy on the outside, Danny must find a way to escape.

Secrets from the Past by Barbara Taylor Bradford - Romance

October 29, 2013

 

At 30, American photojournalist Serena Stone has already made a name for herself with her unique and dramatic coverage of wars in the Middle East, following in her famous father's footsteps. But after his unexpected death in France, she ends her job at the renowned photo news agency. When Serena discovers that her former lover Zachary North is in trouble overseas, she is forced to head back to a place she was trying to escape... and her life will never be the same again.

The Thieves of Legend by Richard Doetsch - Thriller

October 29, 2013

 

In a world of dark and light, where East meets West, a horrific act of violence propels former thief Michael St. Pierre into a mystery that began 500 years ago. With his girlfriend’s life on the line and the fate of the world hanging in the balance, can Michael stop a madman from attaining an ancient artifact before he can turn its deadly power against the rest of the world?

Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham - Biography

October 29, 2013

 

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of AMERICAN LION and FRANKLIN AND WINSTON brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. THE ART OF POWER gives us Thomas Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson’s genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously. Such is the art of power.

The Tulip Eaters by Antoinette van Heugten - Fiction

January 7, 2014

 

Nora de Jong returns home from work one day to find her mother has been murdered. Her infant daughter is missing. And the only clue is the body of an unknown man on the living-room floor, clutching a Luger in his cold, dead hand. The contents of a locked metal box Nora finds in her parents' attic leave her with as many questions as answers --- and suggest the killer was not a stranger.

Writers Between the Covers: The Scandalous Romantic Lives of Legendary Literary Casanovas, Coquettes, and Cads by Shannon McKenna Schmidt and Joni Rendon - Reference/Writing

October 29, 2013

 

WRITERS BETWEEN THE COVERS rips the sheets off real-life love stories of the literati --- some with fairy tale endings and others that resulted in break-ups, breakdowns and brawls. From the best break-up letters to the stormiest love triangles to the boldest cougars and cradle-robbers, this fun and accessible volume reveals literary history’s most titillating loves, lusts and longings.