New Arrivals - Audio Books
Decades after a traumatized scientist blows up a mine where workers have savagely attacked one another, FBI agent Sean Reilly investigates the suicide of a Russian embassy attaché and a mysterious device with a world-threatening capability.
A collection of nonfiction essays featuring a story about the author's sister, Nora Ephron.
Pledging her loyalty to the North at the risk of her life when her native Virginia secedes, Quaker-educated aristocrat Elizabeth Van Lew uses her innate skills for gathering military intelligence to help construct the Richmond underground and orchestrate escapes from the infamous Confederate Libby Prison.
Supporting a friend who has lost custody of his young daughter, Barbara and her partner, Inspector Thomas Lynley, are further shocked when the girl's mother reports that the child has been kidnapped as part of a plot that risks Barbara's career.
In the spring of 1708, an invading Jacobite fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in landing the exiled James Stewart in Scotland to reclaim his crown. Now, Carrie McClelland hopes to turn that story into her next bestselling novel. Settling herself in the shadow of Slains Castle, she creates a heroine named for one of her own ancestors and starts to write.
While conducting top-secret negotiations aboard a tanker in the South China Sea, the U.S. Secretary of State and the foreign ministers of China and India are kidnapped, and the tanker they are on is hijacked. The 'Sons of Prophecy' take responsibility and issue an ultimatum: If their demands are not met in seven days, the three will be beheaded live on the Internet. President Sands calls in former CIA operative and master thief Robin Monarch and convinces him to save the diplomats.
A memoir by the best-selling author of The Prince of Tides about his father, the inspiration for The Great Santini, and a re-affirmation that love can conquer even the meanest of men.
Nicola Marter was born with a gift so rare and dangerous, she keeps it buried deep. When she encounters a desperate woman trying to sell a small wooden carving called "The firebird," claiming it belonged to Russia's Empress Catherine, it's a problem. There's no proof. But Nicola's held the object. She knows the woman is telling the truth.
When wealthy Seth Hubbard hangs himself from a sycamore tree and leaves his fortune to his black maid, Jake Brigance once again finds himself embroiled in a controversial trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history.
Here are the Bennets as we have never known them: seen through the eyes of those scrubbing the floors, cooking the meals, emptying the chamber pots. Our heroine is Sarah, an orphaned housemaid beginning to chafe against the boundaries of her class. When the militia marches into town, a new footman arrives under mysterious circumstances, and Sarah finds herself the object of the attentions of an ambitious young former slave working at neighboring Netherfield Hall. The carefully choreographed world downstairs at Longbourn threatens to be completely, perhaps irrevocably, up-ended.
When the body of a young woman is found buried along the banks of the Thames in 1933, Scotland Yard Assistant Commissioner Joe Sandilands juggles the case with an increasingly dangerous assignment protecting an American senator.
"After twenty-seven years of marriage and three children, Annie Oh has fallen in love with Viveca, the Manhattan art dealer responsible for her professional success. Annie and Viveca plan to wed in the Oh family's hometown of Three Rivers, Connecticut, where gay marriage has been legalized. But the impending wedding provokes some mixed reactions and opens a Pandora's box of toxic secrets"--Container.
When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency.
Lonesome cowboy: Savannah Weston lives quietly on the family ranch with her brother, Grady. Until a stranger named Laredo Smith comes along--a disenchanted cowboy who just might change Savannah's life!
Reporter Sheri Fink provides a landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several health professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths. Fink unspools the mystery of what happened in those days, bringing the reader into a hospital fighting for its life and into a conversation about the most terrifying form of health care rationing.
An account of Rebecca Musser's struggle to escape the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints led by Rulon Jeffs and his son, Warren. Subsequently, Musser decides to take the witness stand against the new prophet of the FLDS in order to protect her little sisters and other young girls from being forced to marry at young ages.
Brothers Subhash and Udayan Mitra pursue vastly different lives--Udayan in rebellion-torn Calcutta, Subhash in a quiet corner of America--until a shattering tragedy compels Subhash to return to India, where he endeavors to heal family wounds.
As he prepares to turn 65, one of America's favorite comedians looks back at his extraordinary career, highlighting the most powerful and memorable moments of his long and storied life, and outlines, with his trademark wit and heart, the absurdities and challenges that come with growing old.
A few nights before Christmas, Meg is awakened when Michael has to go to the New Life Baptist Church, where someone has put a cage full of skunks in the choir loft. The process of de-skunking the church has caused the pre-Christmas concert to relocate. Meg helps her grandfather take the skunks to the zoo, where they find that his boa has been stolen. It turns up during the concert, slithering out from the evergreens. It's clear that some holiday pranksters are on the loose.
Naomi and Sally Durance are daughters of a dairy farmer from the Macleay Valley. Bound together in complicity by what they consider a crime, when the Great War begins in 1914 they hope to submerge their guilt by leaving for Europe to nurse the tides of young wounded. Their education in medicine, valour and human degradation takes them from the Dardanelles to the Greek island of Lemnos, then on the Western Front. Naomi encounters the wonderful, eccentric Lady Tarlton, who is founding a voluntary hospital near Boulogne; Sally serves in a casualty clearing station close to the front. Inspired by the journals of Australian nurses who gave their all to the Great War effort and the men they nursed, The Daughters of Mars is vast in scope yet extraordinarily intimate.
What if, on her wedding day, you were given to your sister--as her slave? When wealthy plantation owner Cornelius Allen marries off his daughter Clarissa, he presents her with a wedding gift: a young slave woman called Sarah. The two girls have grown up together but their lives could not have been more different.
It's 1964. Eleven-year-old Fin and his glamorous, worldly, older half sister, Lady, have just been orphaned, and Lady, whom Fin hasn't seen in six years, is now his legal guardian and his only hope. That means Fin is uprooted from a small dairy farm in rural Connecticut to Greenwich Village, smack in the middle of the swinging '60s. He soon learns that Lady, giddy, careless, urgent, and obsessed with being free, is as much his responsibility as he is hers.
Set in a small town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.
"A time-traveling serial killer is impossible to trace-- until one of his victims survives. In Depression-era Chicago, Harper Curtis finds a key to a house that opens on to other times. But it comes at a cost. He has to kill the shining girls: bright young women, burning with potential. He stalks them through their lives across different eras until, in 1989, one of his victims, Kirby Mazrachi, survives and starts hunting him back. Working with an ex-homicide reporter who is falling for her, Kirby has to unravel an impossible mystery"--Publisher's web site.
Shipwrecked and cast ashore in Japan with no memory of Temeraire or his own experiences as an English aviator, Laurence finds himself tangled in deadly political intrigues that threaten not only his own life but England's already precarious position in the Far East. Age-old enmities and suspicions have turned the entire region into a powder keg ready to erupt at the slightest spark.