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Week of August 20, 2018

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Week of August 20, 2018

Paperback releases for the week of August 20th include A DISTANT VIEW OF EVERYTHING, the 11th installment in Alexander McCall Smith's series featuring Isabel Dalhousie, who is called upon to navigate complex social situations both at home and in her community; BEST DAY EVER, a psychological thriller from Kaira Rouda that forces us to ask ourselves just how well we know those who are closest to us; and IN THE MIDNIGHT ROOM by Laura McBride, which is about four vivid and complicated women in Las Vegas whose lives become connected by secrets, courage, tragedies and small acts of kindness.

Ararat by Christopher Golden - Supernatural Thriller

August 21, 2018

Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda - Psychological Thriller

August 21, 2018

Paul Strom has the perfect life: a glittering career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife, two healthy boys and a big house in a wealthy suburb. And he’s the perfect husband: breadwinner, protector, provider. That’s why he’s planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house, just the two of them. And he's promised today will be the best day ever. But as Paul and Mia drive out of the city and toward the countryside, a spike of tension begins to wedge itself between them and doubts start to arise. How much do they trust each other? And how perfect is their marriage, or any marriage, really?

A Distant View of Everything: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel by Alexander McCall Smith - Mystery

August 21, 2018

A new baby brings an abundance of joy to Isabel Dalhousie and her husband, Jamie, but Charlie is none too keen on his newborn brother. Isabel must find a way to impress upon her older son the patience and understanding that have served as guiding principles in her own life. These are the very qualities that bring Bea Shandon, an old acquaintance of Isabel’s, to seek her help in a tricky situation. Bea introduced a wealthy female friend to a cosmetic surgeon at her most recent dinner party. Then new information comes to light about the surgeon that causes Bea to doubt his motives and the auspiciousness of the match. Isabel agrees to find out more, but as her enquiries take an unexpected turn, she starts to wonder whom exactly she should be investigating.

How to Behave in a Crowd by Camille Bordas - Fiction

August 21, 2018

Isidore Mazal is 11 years old, the youngest of six siblings living in a small French town. He doesn't quite fit in. Berenice, Aurore and Leonard are on track to have doctorates by age 24. Jeremie performs with a symphony, and Simone, older than Isidore by 18 months, expects a great career as a novelist --- she's already put Isidore to work on her biography. Isidore has never skipped a grade or written a dissertation. But he notices things the others don't and asks questions they fear to ask. So when tragedy strikes the Mazal family, Isidore is the only one to recognize how everyone is struggling with their grief, and perhaps the only one who can help them --- if he doesn't run away from home first.

In the Midnight Room by Laura McBride - Fiction

August 21, 2018

Lights On, Rats Out: A Memoir by Cree LeFavour - Memoir

August 21, 2018

As a young college graduate a year into treatment with a psychiatrist, Cree LeFavour began to organize her days around the cruel, compulsive logic of self-harm. Her body was a canvas of cruelty; each scar a mark of pride and shame. The thrill of meeting with her psychiatrist, Dr. Adam N. Kohl --- whose relationship with Cree is at once sustaining and paralyzing --- comes to be the only bright spot in her days. LIGHTS ON, RATS OUT brings us closely into these years, recounting a fiercely bright and independent woman’s charged attachment to a mental health professional and the dangerous compulsion to keep him in her life at all costs.

The Locals by Jonathan Dee - Fiction

August 21, 2018

LoveMurder by Saul Black - Thriller

August 21, 2018