Nov. 27-28 - All libraries will be closed for Thanksgiving.
New Arrivals - Audio Books
"As Hurrican Sandy threatens, an illegal immigrant falls from the sky and NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat's investigation into his death quickly captures the imagination of her boyfriend, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Jameson Rook. When he decides to work the case with Heat as his next big story, Nikki is at first happy to have him ride-along. Yes, she must endure Rook's usual wild conspiracy speculations and adolescent wisecracks, but after reuniting following his recent assignment abroad, she's glad for the entertainment, the chance to bounce ideas, and just to be close to him again and feel the old spark rekindle. But when Rook's inquiry concludes that Detective Heat has arrested the wrong man for the murder, everything changes."--from publisher's description.
In 1945, a former combat nurse, back from the war and on her honeymoon, touches a boulder in an ancient Scottish ruin and is instantly transported to a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in 1743.
A sweeping epic set in the harsh deserts of Arabia and ancient Palestine. A war that rages between kingdoms on the earth and in the heart. The harrowing journey of the woman at the center of it all. The story of Jesus in a way never experienced before. Step back in time to the year, Anno Domini, 30.
Lucy Stone's trip to Paris to learn culinary secrets from a top French pastry chef takes a turn for the worse when she discovers the chef in a pool of blood and must criss-cross the country to find his killer.
What is the secret to a stable marriage? How many gay people are still in the closet? Do we truly live in a post racial society? Has Twitter made us dumber? These are just a few of the questions Christian Rudder answers in a smart, funny, irreverent look at how we act when we think no one's looking.
As a boy, Thronos, Lord of Skye Hall, loved Lanthe, a mischievous Sorceri girl. But when the two got caught in the middle of their families' war, tragedy struck, leaving them bitter enemies. Though centuries have passed, nothing can cool his seething need for the enchantress who scarred his body, and left an even deeper impression on his soul. With their families locked in conflict and battles raging all around them, will they succumb to the brutal chaos that threatens everything they cherish?
"When Sam Capra's best customer--and friend--is murdered outside his Miami bar, Sam decides to seek justice. Determined to find out the connection between his friend's death and a beautiful stranger, Sam infiltrates the Ligeras, one of Miami's most prominent--and dangerous-families. He faces a powerful but unstable mastermind intent on dividing his business empire between his three very different children, who may hold murderous secrets of their own. Sam is inexorably drawn into the family drama, amplifying painful echoes of his own shattered relationships as son, brother, father, and husband. And in his quest to unearth the killer before his cover is blown, Sam discovers one of the world's "dark corners"...a place where laws are inconsequential, and no amount of money or power can save you... "-- Provided by publisher.
In eighteenth-century Scotland, Claire Randall and her raven-haired daughter, Brianna, return to the majestic hills where Claire recalls the love of her life-- gallant warrior James Fraser.
This hilarious book has been adapted especially for the audiobook edition so listeners hear all of the same fun and humor from the printed version and don't have to make any decisions or jump around, just kick back, relax and listen. Plus, it features exclusive bonus audio of young Neil delivering an adorable speech.
When race caller and television presenter Mark Shillingford calls a race in which his twin sister, Clare, an accomplished and successful jockey, comes in second when she could have won, he believes the worst: that she lost on purpose, and the race was fixed. That night, Mark confronts Clare with his suspicions, she storms off after an argument--and it's the last time Mark sees her alive. Hours later, Clare jumps to her death from the balcony of a London hotel; or so it seems. Devastated and guilty over her death, Mark goes in search of answers. What had led Clare to take her own life? Or was it not suicide at all?
Gail Sheehy returns with her inspiring memoir. A chronicle of her trials and triumphs as a groundbreaking 'girl' journalist in the 1960s, to iconic guide for women and men seeking to have it all, to one of the premier political profilers of modern times.
"With the acclaimed Midnight Breed series, New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian has written thrilling novels of electrifying romance and heart-pounding suspense--page-turners in which humans and vampires live tenuously side by side. In Crave the Night, Adrian brings the Breed and its world to the brink of war, where even the deepest passion can shatter into violence. Born and raised to be an emotionless killing machine, Nathan is one of the most lethal Breed vampires in existence. A key member of the Order--an elite group of warriors charged with protecting both mortals and vampires--Nathan executes each mission with flawless precision and a total lack of mercy. Now he must pursue a powerful, hidden enemy. But Nathan's hard discipline and training are no match for the fierce pull he feels toward a young woman he has no right to desire--a woman of wealth and high social standing who has long been promised to another Breed male, and who may also prove to be the key to rooting out Nathan's elusive quarry. Jordana lives a life of glittering privilege as a member of a prominent Breed family in Boston. Surrounded by fine things and fawning admirers, Jordana wants for nothing--until she crosses paths with a dark, intense warrior from the Order and finds herself swept into an impulsive, sizzling kiss that neither of them will forget. As much as she tries to deny her deep feelings for Nathan, Jordana cannot resist the craving to be near him, to break through his forbidding walls and see the man he truly is. But getting close to Nathan will thrust Jordana into a treacherous new world, forcing her to risk all she has and all she knows about herself and her past. And loving this seductive man could be the most dangerous temptation of all. -- Provided by publisher.
Margaret Atwood presents a chilling dystopic novel set in the Republic of Gilead, formerly the United States, after a radical theocratic revolution. In a time of declining birthrates, fertile women are dispersed to high-ranking white men as baby-making handmaids. If a handmaid cannot reproduce, she is exiled to the Colonies, an uber-polluted wasteland. One of these handmaids, Offred, not only remembers her life before the revolution, but is determined to reclaim it.
Phil Robertson shares his views on faith, and how it has totally changed his way of life and how he treats others. His family and how he raised his kids and is raising grandkids while teaching them the life principles he lives by. Ducks and the business principles that started the Duck Commander Empire. Marriage, including what he's learned from his own marriage; and of course, his opinions on controversial topics like gun control, taxes, prayer in school, and the government.
David Limbaugh applies his lifetime of legal experience to a unique new undertaking: making a case for the gospels as hard evidence of the life and work of Jesus Christ. Limbaugh, a practicing attorney and former professor of law, approaches the canonical gospels with the same level of scrutiny he would apply to any legal document and asks all the necessary questions about the story of Jesus told through Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
Byrne argues that The Secret, a way of thinking, has been found in oral traditions throughout history and that by understanding it and using it in every aspect of life, money, health, and happiness will follow.
Struggling to forget a war-marked past and a future compromised by poor choices and debt, slave tracker Augustus Cain is hired by a plantation owner to retrieve a runaway slave named Rosetta.
In the small town of Grandon, five very different people discover the true meaning of Christmas. Jennifer and Ryan are single parents, struggling with their own loss and heartache. Sixteen-year-old Kaylee is faced with a life-changing situation that has affected her whole family. Stephen and Lily are happily married and ready to start a family. When they are brought together for a rather unconventional church Nativity, they will learn that with strength, courage, and love, there is always hope.
Diane Berg, a young psychiatrist, starts her first job at a high-security asylum for the criminally insane. She is greatly alarmed when she realizes that drugs are disappearing. Commandant Martin Servaz can't believe he has been called out over the death of an animal. But there is something disturbing about this crime that he cannot ignore. Then DNA from one of the most notorious inmates of the asylum is found on the corpse, and a few days later the first human murder takes place.
Thirty-four-year-old Rebecca Alexander, born with a rare genetic mutation called Usher Syndrome type II, is a psychotherapist, a spin instructor, a volunteer, and an athlete. She is also almost completely blind, with significantly deteriorated hearing. Her memoir is a deeply moving exploration of the obstacles everyone faces - physical, psychological, and philosophical. Rebecca's story is an exquisite reminder to live each day to its fullest. Even though Rebecca inhabits a gradually darkening world, she refuses to let that stop her from living life with joy.
Benny Binion was many things: a cowboy, a pioneering casino owner, a gangster, a killer, and founder of the hugely successful World Series of Poker. Blood Aces tells the story of Binion's crucial role in shaping modern Las Vegas. From a Texas backwater, Binion rose to prominence on a combination of vision, determination, and brutal expediency. His formula was simple: run a good business, cultivate the big boys, kill your enemies, and own the cops. Through a mix of cold-bloodedness, native intelligence, folksiness, and philanthropy, Binion became one of the most revered figures in the history of gambling, and his showmanship, shrewdness, and violence would come to dominate the Vegas scene. Veteran journalist Doug J. Swanson uses once-secret government documents and dogged reporting to show how Binion destroyed his rivals and outsmarted his adversaries--including J. Edgar Hoover. As fast paced as any thriller, Blood Aces tells a story that is unmatched in the annals of American criminal justice, a vital yet untold piece of this country's history.
We all negotiate in every aspect of our lives. Every negotiation, however, is an obstacle course, with a specific set of goals and roadblocks. Understanding the psychology behind decision-making, the role gender plays in the conversation, the overall process and the key strategies that drive successful negotiation is critical. Knowing how to negotiate can help close deals, manage conflict, and strengthen relationships.
In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Thailand-Burma Death Railway in 1943, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle's young wife two years earlier. His life is a daily struggle to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from pitiless beatings--until he receives a letter that will change him forever. Moving deftly from the POW camp to contemporary Australia, from the experiences of Dorrigo and his comrades to those of the Japanese guards, this savagely beautiful novel tells a story of death, love, and family, exploring the many forms of good and evil, war and truth, guilt and transcendence, as one man comes of age and prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.
As Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents Faith Mitchell and Will Trent try to connect two murders to a hit-and-run victim, Atlanta physician Sara Linton becomes more involved in the investigation, an investigation which soon culminates in the hunt for a sadistic serial killer.
On the gleaming banks of the Nile, the brilliant Taita-slave and advisor to the Pharaoh-finds himself at the center of a vortex of passion, intrigue, and danger. His quest to destroy the Hyksos army and form an alliance with Crete takes him on an epic journey up the Nile, through Arabia and the magical city of Babylon, and across the open seas.