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Week of August 6, 2018

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Week of August 6, 2018

Paperback releases for the week of August 6th include EMMA IN THE NIGHT, Wendy Walker's second psychological thriller (following ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN), which revolves around the mysterious disappearance of two sisters and the shocking return of one of them three years later; MY OWN WORDS, a collection of writings and speeches from Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who discusses such wide-ranging topics as gender equality, the workways of the Supreme Court, being Jewish, law and lawyers in opera, and the value of looking beyond US shores when interpreting the US Constitution; MORNINGSTAR, a memoir about the magic and inspiration of books from beloved author Ann Hood; and LIGHT IT UP by Nick Petrie, in which a well-planned and flawlessly executed hijacking reveals the hidden dangers of Colorado's mellowest business --- but war veteran Peter Ash may find there's more to this crime than meets the eye.

An Accidental Corpse by Helen A. Harrison - Historical Mystery

August 7, 2018

After Nightfall by A. J. Banner - Psychological Thriller

August 7, 2018

Imagine your closest friend utterly betraying you. Years later, when she seeks forgiveness, you invite her to your engagement party as a gesture of reconciliation. But seething hostilities rise to the surface, ruining everyone’s evening. After an awful night, your friend’s battered, lifeless body is found at the bottom of a rocky cliff. Newly engaged Marissa Parlette is living this nightmare. Desperate for answers, Marissa digs deep into the events of the party. But what she remembers happening after nightfall now carries sinister implications. The more she investigates, the more she questions everything she thought she knew about her friends, the man she once trusted, and even herself.

Agent in Place: A Gray Man Novel by Mark Greaney - Thriller

August 7, 2018

Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley - Magical Realism

August 7, 2018

Blood Highway by Gina Wohlsdorf - Thriller

August 7, 2018

Seventeen-year-old Rainy Cain’s life is upended by the sudden appearance of her father, Sam, who she thought was long dead, but instead had been in prison for his part in an armored truck robbery gone murderously wrong. Now escaped and on the run, he kidnaps Rainy, who he is convinced knows where the money from the robbery is hidden. Accompanied by a henchman with secret motives of his own, they set off on a cross-country dash to Big Sur, where Sam suspects his late wife stashed the cash. On their heels is a Minneapolis cop intent on bringing Rainy safely home. What does Rainy really know --- and what is she willing to sacrifice in order to live?

Charlatans by Robin Cook - Medical Thriller

August 7, 2018

The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld - Thriller

August 7, 2018

Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney - Fiction

August 7, 2018

Frances is vaguely pursuing a career in writing while studying in Dublin. At a local poetry performance one night, she and her best friend, Bobbi, catch the eye of Melissa, a well-known photographer. As the girls are gradually drawn into Melissa's world, Frances is reluctantly impressed by the older woman's sophisticated home and tall, handsome husband, Nick. However amusing and ironic Frances and Nick’s flirtation seems at first, it gives way to a strange intimacy, and Frances’ friendship with Bobbi begins to fracture. Desperate to reconcile her inner life to the desires and vulnerabilities of her body, Frances' intellectual certainties begin to yield to something new: a painful and disorienting way of living from moment to moment.

The Daisy Children by Sofia Grant - Fiction

August 7, 2018

Desperate Girls by Laura Griffin - Romantic Suspense

August 7, 2018

Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker - Psychological Thriller

August 7, 2018

One night three years ago, the Tanner sisters disappeared: 15-year-old Cass and 17-year-old Emma. Three years later, Cass returns, without her sister Emma. Her story is one of kidnapping and betrayal, of a mysterious island where the two were held. But to forensic psychiatrist Dr. Abby Winter, something doesn't add up. Looking deep within this dysfunctional family, Dr. Winter uncovers a life where boundaries were violated and a narcissistic parent held sway. And where one sister's return might just be the beginning of the crime.

Fifty Fifty by James Patterson and Candice Fox - Thriller

August 7, 2018

What are the chances that convicted killer Sam Blue is innocent of the serial murders of three young women? Determined to clear his name, no matter the cost to her career, Detective Harriet Blue accepts a risky reassignment to a remote town where a diary found on the roadside reveals a murderous plan. And the first killing, shortly after her arrival, suggests that the clock is already ticking. Meanwhile, back in the city, a young woman holds the key to crack Harriet's brother's case wide open. If only she could escape the madmen holding her hostage.

Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss - Fiction

August 7, 2018

Good Luck with That by Kristan Higgins - Fiction

August 7, 2018

The Kremlin's Candidate by Jason Matthews - Thriller

August 7, 2018

Light It Up: A Peter Ash Novel by Nick Petrie - Thriller

August 7, 2018

Combat veteran Peter Ash leaves a simple life rebuilding hiking trails in Oregon to help his good friend Henry Nygaard, whose daughter runs a Denver security company that protects cash-rich cannabis entrepreneurs from modern-day highwaymen. Henry’s son-in-law and the company’s operations manager were carrying a large sum of client money when their vehicle vanished without a trace, leaving Henry’s daughter and her company vulnerable. When Peter is riding shotgun on another cash run, the cargo he’s guarding comes under attack and he narrowly escapes with his life. As the assaults escalate, Peter has to wonder: for criminals this sophisticated, is it really just about the cash?

Maeve in America: Essays by a Girl from Somewhere Else by Maeve Higgins - Humor/Essays

August 7, 2018

Maeve Higgins was a bestselling memoirist and comedian in her native Ireland when, at the grand old age of 31, she left the only home she’d ever known in search of something more. Like many women in their early 30s, she both was and was not the adult she wanted to be. At once smart, curious and humane, MAEVE IN AMERICA is the story of how Maeve found herself --- literally and figuratively --- in New York City.

Morningstar: Growing Up With Books by Ann Hood - Memoir/Essays

August 7, 2018

Growing up in a mill town in Rhode Island, in a household that didn’t foster a love of literature, Ann Hood discovered nonetheless the transformative power of books. She learned to channel her imagination, ambitions and curiosity by devouring ever-growing stacks. In MORNINGSTAR, Hood recollects how THE BELL JAR, MARJORIE MORNINGSTAR, THE HARRAD EXPERIMENT and THE OUTSIDERS influenced her teen psyche and introduced her to topics that could not be discussed at home. Later, JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN and THE GRAPES OF WRATH dramatically influenced her political thinking, while the Vietnam War and the Kent State shootings became headline news.

My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams - Political Science

August 7, 2018

In MY OWN WORDS, Ruth Bader Ginsburg discusses gender equality, the workings of the Supreme Court, being Jewish, law and lawyers in opera, and the value of looking beyond US shores when interpreting the US Constitution. Throughout her life, Justice Ginsburg has been (and continues to be) a prolific writer and public speaker. This book’s sampling is selected by Justice Ginsburg and her authorized biographers, Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams, who introduce each chapter and provide biographical context and quotes gleaned from hundreds of interviews they have conducted.

Past Perfect by Danielle Steel - Fiction

August 7, 2018

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser - Biography

August 7, 2018

Millions of readers of Little House on the Prairie believe they know Laura Ingalls --- the pioneer girl who survived blizzards and near-starvation on the Great Plains, and the woman who wrote the famous autobiographical books. But the true saga of her life has never been fully told. Now, drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land and financial records, Caroline Fraser fills in the gaps in Wilder’s biography. Revealing the grown-up story behind the most influential childhood epic of pioneer life, she also chronicles Wilder's tumultuous relationship with her journalist daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, setting the record straight regarding charges of ghostwriting that have swirled around the books.

Quicksand written by Malin Persson Giolito, translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles - Legal Thriller

August 7, 2018

A mass shooting has taken place at a prep school in Stockholm’s wealthiest suburb. Eighteen-year-old Maja Norberg is charged for her involvement in the massacre that left her boyfriend and her best friend dead. She has spent nine months in jail awaiting trial. Now the time has come for her to enter the courtroom. How did Maja --- popular, privileged and a top student --- become a cold-blooded killer in the eyes of the public? What did Maja do? Or is it what she failed to do that brought her here?

The Readymade Thief by Augustus Rose - Thriller

August 7, 2018

Roughneck by Jeff Lemire - Graphic Novel

August 7, 2018

Derek Ouelette’s glory days are behind him. His hockey career ended a decade earlier in a violent incident on ice, and since then he’s been living off his reputation in the remote northern community where he grew up, drinking too much and fighting anyone who crosses him. But he never counts on his long-lost sister, Beth, showing up one day out of the blue, back in town and on the run from an abusive boyfriend. Looking to hide out for a while, the two siblings hunker down in a secluded hunting camp deep in the local woods. It is there that they attempt to find a way to reconnect with each other and the painful secrets of their past...even as Beth’s ex draws closer.

Seven Stones to Stand or Fall: A Collection of Outlander Fiction by Diana Gabaldon - Historical Fantasy/Short Stories

August 7, 2018

The Shimmering Road by Hester Young - Gothic Mystery

August 7, 2018

Solar Bones by Mike McCormack - Fiction

August 7, 2018

The Talented Ribkins by Ladee Hubbard - Fiction

August 7, 2018

Tarnished City by Vic James - Dystopian Fantasy

August 7, 2018

In a modern Britain where magic users control wealth, politics --- and you --- an uprising has been crushed. In its aftermath, two families will determine the country’s fate. The ruthless Jardines make a play for ultimate power. And the Hadleys, once an ordinary family, must find the extraordinary strength to fight back. Abi Hadley is a fugitive. Her brother, Luke, a prisoner. Both will discover that in the darkest places, the human spirit shines brightest. Meanwhile, amid his family’s intrigues, Silyen Jardine dreams of forgotten powers from an earlier age. As blood runs in the streets of London, all three will discover if love and courage can ever be stronger than tyranny.

To Be Where You Are: A Mitford Novel by Jan Karon - Fiction

August 7, 2018

To Siri with Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines by Judith Newman - Memoir

August 7, 2018

When Judith Newman shared the story of how Apple’s electronic personal assistant, Siri, helped Gus, her son who has autism, she received widespread media attention and an outpouring of affection from readers around the world. While many worry that our electronic gadgets are dumbing us down, Judith revealed how they can give voice to others, including children with autism like Gus --- a boy who has trouble looking people in the eye, hops when he’s happy, and connects with inanimate objects on an empathetic level. TO SIRI WITH LOVE is a collection of funny, poignant and uplifting stories about living with an extraordinary child who has helped a parent see and experience the world differently.

Touch by Courtney Maum - Fiction

August 7, 2018

Estranged from her family, best friends with her driverless car, partnered with a Frenchman who believes in post-sexual sex, international trend forecaster Sloane Jacobsen is the perfect candidate to lead tech giant Mammoth's conference for affluent consumers who prefer virtual relationships to the real things. But early in her contract, Sloane starts picking up on cues that physical intimacy is going to make a major comeback, leaving many --- Sloane included --- to question if the 40-year-old's intuitions are as dependable as they once were. And if Sloane goes rogue against her all-powerful employer, will she be able to let in the love and connectedness she's long been denying herself?

Under a Dark Sky by Lori Rader-Day - Psychological Thriller/Mystery

August 7, 2018

The Unforgotten by Laura Powell - Mystery/Thriller

August 7, 2018

The Western Star: A Longmire Mystery by Craig Johnson - Mystery

August 7, 2018

A younger sheriff confronts Walt Longmire with a photograph of 25 armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. It takes him back to when, fresh from the battlefields of Vietnam, then-deputy Walt accompanied his mentor Lucian to the annual Wyoming Sheriff's Association junket. The young Walt was ill-prepared for the machinations of 24 veteran sheriffs, let alone the cavalcade of curious characters who accompanied them. The photograph --- along with an upcoming parole hearing for one of the most dangerous men Walt has encountered in a lifetime of law enforcement --- hurtles the sheriff into a head-on collision of past and present, placing him and everyone he cares about squarely on the tracks of runaway revenge.

With You Always by Rena Olsen - Psycological Thriller

August 7, 2018