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.
"... takes you deep into high-stakes politics where everyone has something to hide. Tom Pauley is a conservative trial attorney in Durham, NC, who is tapped by GOP leaders to campaign for the Governor's mansion. His bold style makes him a favorite for a run at the White House. Mitchell Mason is the president-elect of the United States, pushed into politics by a father determined to create a political dynasty. Mason manages the White House with a personal touch that makes both friends and enemies. Samantha Davis is a child actor-turned-lawyer-turned-journalist, working her way up from the bottom in a competitive industry. She is determined and brilliant, and her dogged pursuit of a decade-old story could trigger a scandal that would upend the political landscape"--From publisher description.
"When former national baseball star Tyler Ames suffers a career-ending injury, all he can think about is putting his life back together the way it was before. He has lost everyone he loves on his way to the big leagues. Then just when things seem to be turning around, Tyler hits rock bottom. Across the country, Tyler's one true love Sami Dawson has moved on. A series of small miracles leads Tyler to a maintenance job at a retirement home and a friendship with Virginia Hutcheson, an old woman with Alzheimer's who strangely might have the answers he so desperately seeks. A team of Angels Walking take on the mission to restore hope for Tyler, Sami, and Virginia. Can such small and seemingly insignificant actions of the unseen bring healing and redemption? And can the words of a stranger rekindle lost love? Every journey begins with a step. It is time for the mission to begin" -- from publisher's web site.
The story of how it was to love, and be loved by, the most famous and dashing writer of his generation. As each wife struggles with his mistress for Ernest's heart, and a place in his bed, each marriage slips from tenderness to treachery. Each Mrs. Hemingway thought it would last forever. Each one was wrong. It interweaves the love letters, diaries, and telegrams of four very different women into one spellbinding tale.
Wealthy Richard Walker has just died, leaving behind his country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His estranged family, bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna, have arrived for their inheritance. But the Walkers are not alone. Prim Alice and the cynical Sandra, long dead former residents bound to the house, linger within its claustrophobic walls.
A plane crashes into a crowd of spectators at an air show, killing and injuring dozens. A thirteen-year-old girl named Ava is found huddled beneath a pocket of rubble with her best friend. He is injured and bleeding, and when Ava places her hands over him, his wounds heal. Ava has a unique gift: she can cure others' ailments. Now the whole world knows, and Ava is thrust into the spotlight. But Ava's gift costs her her own health, and as she grows weaker, Ava begins searching for an escape.
With scrupulous research and on-the-ground reporting, the authors assay the art and science of giving, identify successful local and global initiatives, and share astonishing stories from the front lines of social progress. See the compelling, in-spiring truth of how real people have changed the world, upending the idea that one person can't make a difference.
A "homesman" is a person charged with taking women who have been driven mad by the conditions of rural life in the 1850's to asylums in the East. When none of the county's men steps up, the job falls to Mary Bee Cuddy, an ex-teacher and spinster, who is indomitable, resourceful, and "plain as an old tin pail." Brave as she is, Mary Bee knows she can't make it alone, so she takes along her only available companion: the lowlife and untrustworthy George Briggs.
In October of 1806, the Little Season is in full swing, and Sally Fitzhugh has had enough of the parties and balls. With a vampire craze sparked by the novel The Convent of Orsino, it seems no one can speak of anything else. When Sally hears a rumor that the Duke of Belliston is a vampire, she can't resist the challenge of proving such nonsense false. Lucien, Duke of Belliston, is well versed in the trouble gossip can bring. He's returned home to dispel the rumors surrounding his parents' deaths. He welcomes his reputation, until a woman is found dead in Richmond, her blood drained from her. Lucien and Sally join forces to stop the so called vampire from killing again.
In the third installment of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series, time-traveler Claire Fraser must leave her eighteenth century Scottish husband, Jamie, and return to her own time. Now in the 1960s, Claire comes clean to her daughter about the true identify of her daughter's father. Together, they trace Jamie's history throughout the Scottish Uprising.
Without the protection of Gavin Guile, who has been captured and enslaved and has lost his powers, Kip, Teia, and Karris fight to survive a secret war between the nobles, rebels, and an ancient order of stealthy assassins called The Broken Eye.
Winner of the 1973 National Book Award, 'Gravity's Rainbow' is a postmodern epic, a work as exhaustively significant to the second half of the twentieth century as Joyce's 'Ulysses' was to the first. Its sprawling, encyclopedic narrative and penetrating analysis of the impact of technology on society make it an intellectual tour de force.
"Twenty-three years ago, Misty Banner was brutally slashed to death in her home in Virtue Falls, Washington. Her husband was convicted of the murder. Their four-year-old daughter Elizabeth witnessed the crime, but has no memory of the killing. Now, two decades later, Elizabeth is back in Virtue Falls. She soon discovers her father is innocent. The real killer is still out there. And her investigation has stirred dark and deadly resentments that could provoke another bloody murder--her own"-- Provided by publisher.
A new look at the power and legacy of great ideas. The history of innovation over centuries tracing facets of modern life from their creation by hobbyists, amateurs, and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences. Filled with surprising stories of accidental genius and brilliant mistakes; from the French publisher who invented the phonograph before Edison but forgot to include playback, to the Hollywood movie star who helped invent the technology behind Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Craig Rockwell, known as Rocky, is a new member of the Krewe of Hunters, the FBI's team of paranormal investigators. He never got over finding a friend dead in the woods. Now another body's been found in those same woods, not far from the home of a woman named Devin Lyle. And Devin's been led to a third body, by; a ghost? Even as the danger mounts, Devin and Rocky begin to fall for each other, something the ghosts of Mina and past witches seem to approve of.
When looting and rioting overwhelm all the major U.S. cities, Afghanistan War vet Ray McGregor makes his way from Michigan's Upper Peninsula to his parents' cattle ranch in Bella Coola, British Columbia, in remote western Canada. Joining him is his old friend Phil Adams, a Defense Intelligence Agency counterintelligence case officer based in Washington State.
Margaret Atwood presents the cycle of stories about Penelope, wife of Odysseus, through the eyes of the twelve maids hanged for disloyalty to Odysseus in his absence.
Colleen McCullough weaves a sweeping story of two sets of twins, all trained as nurses but each with her own ambitions, stepping into womanhood in 1920s and '30s Australia.
Book lover and Austen enthusiast Sophie Collingwood has recently taken a job at an antiquarian bookshop in London when two different customers request a copy of the same obscure book: the second edition of 'Little Book of Allegories' by Richard Mansfield. Their queries draw Sophie into a mystery that will cast doubt on the true authorship of 'Pride and Prejudice', and ultimately threaten Sophie's life.
When Jesse is invited to a reunion of his old Triple-A team, he is forced to grapple with his memories and his regrets over what might have been. But his time at the reunion is cut short when a young woman is found murdered and her boyfriend, a son of one of Paradise's most prominent families, is missing and presumed kidnapped. There is a connection between the reunion and the crimes as Jesse discovers that one of his former teammates may in fact be his main suspect.
Karen Armstrong sets out to discover the truth about religion and violence in each of the world's great traditions, taking listeners on an astonishing journey from prehistoric times to the present.
As he watches, her body drifts below the water's surface, forever altered. Before he disposes of each victim, he takes a trophy. It's a sign of his power, and a warning. In Grizzly Falls, Montana, Detectives Alvarez and Pescoli are struggling with a new commander and a department in the midst of upheaval. It's the worst possible time for a homicide. A body has been found, missing a finger. Alvarez hopes this means a murderer with a personal grudge, not a madman, until a second body turns up.
"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 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.