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Week of December 3, 2018

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Week of December 3, 2018

Paperback releases for the week of December 3rd include Danielle Steel's ACCIDENTAL HEROES, a heart-stopping thriller that engages ordinary men and women in the fight of their lives during a flight from New York to San Francisco; I’LL BE YOUR BLUE SKY, an emotionally evocative novel from Marisa de los Santos that probes the deepest recesses of the human heart and illuminates the tender connections that bind our lives; THE WINTER STATION by Jody Shields, in which an aristocratic Russian doctor races to contain a deadly plague in an outpost city in Manchuria --- before it spreads to the rest of the world; and Sam Wasson's IMPROV NATION, a richly reported, scene-driven narrative that charts the meteoric rise of improv from its unlikely beginnings in McCarthy-era Chicago.

The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson - Romantic Comedy

December 4, 2018

Accidental Heroes by Danielle Steel - Romantic Suspense

December 4, 2018

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

December 4, 2018

Blood Sisters by Jane Corry - Psychological Thriller

December 4, 2018

Three little girls set off to school one sunny morning. Within an hour, one of them is dead. Fifteen years later, Kitty can't speak and has no memory of the accident that's to blame. She lives in an institution and is unlikely ever to leave. But that doesn't keep her from being frightened when she encounters an eerily familiar face. Art teacher Alison is struggling to make ends meet and to forget the past. When a teaching job at a prison opens up, she takes it, despite her fears. Then she starts to receive alarming notes; next, her classroom erupts in violence. Meanwhile, someone is watching both Kitty and Alison. Someone who never forgot what happened that day. Someone who wants revenge. And only another life will do.

The Boat People by Sharon Bala - Fiction

December 4, 2018

Hanna Who Fell from the Sky by Christopher Meades - Fiction

December 4, 2018

I'll Be Your Blue Sky by Marisa de los Santos - Fiction

December 4, 2018

On the weekend of her wedding, Clare Hobbes meets an elderly woman named Edith Herron. During the course of a single conversation, Edith gives Clare the courage to break off her engagement to her overly possessive fiancé. Three weeks later, Clare learns that Edith has died and has given her another gift: Blue Sky House. Though the former guest house has been empty for years, Clare feels a deep connection to Edith inside its walls. As she peels back the layers of Edith’s life, Clare discovers a story of dark secrets, passionate love, heartbreaking sacrifice and incredible courage. She also makes startling discoveries about herself: where she’s come from, where she’s going, and what --- and who --- she loves.

Improv Nation: How We Made a Great American Art by Sam Wasson - Entertainment/History

December 4, 2018

In IMPROV NATION, Sam Wasson charts the meteoric rise of improv from its unlikely beginnings in McCarthy-era Chicago. We witness the chance meeting between Mike Nichols and Elaine May, hang out at the after-hours bar where Dan Aykroyd hosted friends like John Belushi, Bill Murray and Gilda Radner, and go behind the scenes of cultural landmarks from The Graduate to “The Colbert Report.” Along the way, we befriend pioneers such as Harold Ramis, Chevy Chase, Steve Carell, Amy Poehler, Alan Arkin, Tina Fey, Judd Apatow and many others. Wasson shows why improv deserves to be considered the great American art form of the last half century.

Josephine Baker's Last Dance by Sherry Jones - Historical Fiction

December 4, 2018

Just After Midnight by Catherine Ryan Hyde - Fiction

December 4, 2018

The Last Equation of Isaac Severy: A Novel in Clues by Nova Jacobs - Literary Mystery

December 4, 2018

Milkman by Anna Burns - Fiction

December 4, 2018

Only Killers and Thieves by Paul Howarth - Historical Fiction/Adventure

December 4, 2018

Revolution Sunday written by Wendy Guerra, translated by Achy Obejas - Fiction

December 4, 2018

The Second Goodbye: A Pacific Homicide Novel by Patricia Smiley - Mystery

December 8, 2018

For every homicide investigation she undertakes, Detective Davie Richards is determined to learn as much about the victim as she does about the killer. But there's nothing about 34-year-old Sara Montaine or her death that makes sense. Was Sara a saint caring for her dying husband or a gold-digger with a sketchy background? Did she commit suicide or was she murdered? Before her marriage, Sara lived comfortably without any obvious source of income, unusual for an orphan raised in foster care. As Davie digs deeper, she unearths Sara's troubled past and a viper's nest of villains who are willing to kill to keep their secrets hidden.

Sirens by Joseph Knox - Thriller

December 4, 2018

The Surrogate by Louise Jensen - Fiction

December 4, 2018

This Is What Happened by Mick Herron - Thriller

December 4, 2018

Twenty-six-year-old Maggie Barnes is someone you would never look at twice. Living alone in a month-to-month sublet in the huge city of London, with no family but an estranged sister, no boyfriend or partner, and not much in the way of friends, Maggie is just the kind of person who could vanish from the face of the earth without anyone taking notice. Or just the kind of person MI5 needs to infiltrate the establishment and thwart an international plot that puts all of Britain at risk. Now one young woman has the chance to be a hero --- if she can think quickly enough to stay alive.

The Winter Station by Jody Shields - Historical Fiction

December 4, 2018

The Wolves of Winter by Tyrell Johnson - Post-Apocalyptic Thriller

December 4, 2018