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“A Brotherhood Betrayed: The Man Behind the Rise and Fall of Murder, Inc.” by Michael Cannell, true crime. The author documents the violent career of mob executioner-turned-informant Abe Reles, who accepted police protection in exchange for testimony against 1941 New York’s most brutal kingpins before his mysterious death.
“A Time for Mercy” by John Grisham, suspense. Court-appointed lawyer Jake Brigance puts his career and the safety of his family on the line to defend a 16-year-old murder suspect who is facing the death penalty.
“A World Beneath the Sands” by Toby Wilkinson, history/general. The Egyptologist author of The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt documents the history of the West’s scramble to claim the discoveries of Egypt and how the past 200 years of archaeology have informed our understandings of the ancient world.
“A Battle Ground” by Jim Butcher, fantasy. When the Last Titan, a being more dangerous than anything humanity has faced in a millennium, declares war on the city of Chicago, professional wizard Harry Dresden embarks on a defense that permanently transforms the mortal world.
“Chance of a Lifetime” by Jude Deveraux, romance. In 1844 Ireland, Liam O’Connor, a rogue and a thief, fell madly in love with a squire’s daughter and unwittingly altered the future. This 19th-century thief atones for misdeeds by convincing the present-day woman he loves to marry another.
“Counting: How We Use Numbers to Decide What Matters” by Deborah Stone, social science. Stone reveals the inescapable link between quantifying and classifying to explain how humanity’s approaches to numbers shape every facet of perception, from political opinions to how we are evaluated at work.
“Deception by Gaslight” by Kate Belli, mystery/detective. Stumbling on a murder victim while investigating a jewel thief on New York’s Lower East Side, reporter Genevieve Stewart is rescued by a neighborhood tough who she discovers is a society scion, and her chief suspect.
“Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual Mk1-mod1” by Jocko Willink, self-help. A former Navy SEAL describes the mental and physical disciplines he imposes on himself in order to achieve freedom in all aspects of life.
“Fast Asleep: Improve Brain Function, Lose Weight, Boost Your Mood, Reduce Stress, and Become a Better Sleeper” by Michael Mosley, health and fitness. This science-based program combines in-depth research with personal insights as a doctor prone to insomnia to share illuminating case studies, sleep-promoting recipes and practical tips for healthy sleep.
“Greenlights” by Matthew McConaughey, autobiography. An unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction.
“The Hidden Habits of Genius: Beyond Talent, IQ, and Grit—Unlocking the Secrets of Greatness, business and economics. The creator of Yale University’s popular “Genius Course” examines how 14 key habits of genius, from curiosity and creative maladjustment to rebelliousness and obsession, have been effectively demonstrated by history’s most influential and change-promoting intellectuals.
“I’ll Be Seeing You” by Elizabeth Berg, autobiography. Berg shares her experiences caring for her parents in their final years, charting the passage from the anguish of loss to the understanding that even in the most fractious of times, love can heal.
“In a Holidaze” by Christina Lauren, romance. Stumbling on a murder victim while investigating a jewel thief on New York’s Lower East Side, reporter Genevieve Stewart is rescued by a neighborhood tough who she discovers is a society scion, and her chief suspect.
“Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change” by Maggie Smith, self-help. In this deeply moving book of quotes and essays, the author writes about new beginnings as opportunities for transformation, celebrating the beauty and strength on the other side of loss.
“Lonely Planet’s Ultimate travel List: The Best Places on the Planet… Ranked ” by Lonely Planet Publications, travel. This follow-up to Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel incorporates new rankings and updated entries for 150 additional experiences and adventures for today’s visitors and armchair adventurers, from Rio’s Museum of Tomorrow to New Orleans’ French Quarter.
“Looking Back Life Was Beautiful: A Celebration of Love from the Creators of Drawings for My Grandchildren” by Grandpa Chan, self-help. This heartwarming illustrated tribute to the special bond between grandparents and grandchildren celebrates the life milestones that unite families across generations.
“Mad at the World: The Life of John Steinbeck” by William Souder, biography. Souder explores how John Steinbeck’s complicated persona and firsthand struggles through the depths of the Great Depression gave him deeply empathic perspectives that shaped his politics and his evocative characters and themes.
“Minecraft – Epic Bases” by Mojang Ab, games and activities. Discover new and exciting Minecraft base builds, with construction tips, blueprint spreads, and fun locations—written in official partnership with the experts at game-creator Mojang. Illustrations.
“Only Truth” by Julie Cameron, suspense. Surviving a violent assault she cannot remember, a successful artist relocates to the country with her husband to recuperate from her injuries before uncovering dark secrets and noting the return of an eerily familiar stranger from her clouded past.
“Personal Finance 101: From Saving and Investing to Taxes and Loans, an Essential Primer on Personal Finance” by Alfred Mill, personal finance. A comprehensive beginner’s guide to personal finances covers basics ranging from selecting a bank and understanding employment benefits packages to refinancing student loans and establishing mortgage-worthy credit.
“Prince Philip: A Biography” by Ingrid Seward. This biography of the British consort to discuss his aristocratic childhood in Paris, more than seven-decade marriage to Elizabeth II and loyal service as a statesman and philanthropist.
“Return to Virgin River” by Robyn Carr, romance. A romance set in the fan-favorite rural community of Virgin River.
“Right Place, Right Time: The Life of a Rock & Roll Photographer ” by Bob Gruen, music. The veteran Rock-and-roll photographer and author of John Lennon: The New York Years shares anecdotes from nearly half a century in the industry, from his cross-country trip with the Ike and Tina Turner band to his backstage encounters with KISS.
“Shadows in Death” by J.D.Robb, urban fantasy. Lt. Eve Dallas is about to walk into the shadows of her husband’s dangerous past.
“Shakeup” by Stuart Woods, action/adventure. Looking forward to relaxing with his girlfriend after returning from a dangerous coastal adventure, Stone Barrington finds his plans thwarted by the arrival of a grisly crime on his doorstep, along with some suspicious new clients eager for his help.
“The Art of Training Your Dog How to Gently Teach Good Behavior Using an E-Collar” by Monks of New Skete, pets. These German shepherd breeders outline a cutting-edge program for using compassionate remote electronic collars, strategic walks and mindful stimulation activities to establish foundations of positive canine behavior.
“The Devil and the Dark Water” by Stuart Turton, suspense. Sailing back to Amsterdam as a prisoner accused of an unknown crime, Detective Pipps relies on his faithful sidekick to help solve an onboard mystery.
“The Hidden Habits of Genius” by Craig Wright, business and economics. The creator of Yale University’s popular “Genius Course” examines how 14 key habits of genius, from curiosity and creative maladjustment to rebelliousness and obsession, have been effectively demonstrated by history’s most influential and change-promoting intellectuals.
“The Lenin Plot: The Untold Story of America’s Midnight War Against Russia ” by Barnes Carr, history/general. An espionage history of the “midnight war” to depose Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin describes the Wilson administration’s military invasion of Russia to install an Allied-friendly dictator in Moscow, a plot that caused thousands of military and civilian deaths.
“The National Road: Dispatches from a Changing America” by Tom Zoellner, social sciences. The author takes to the highways and byways of the United States in search of the soul of its people.
“The Once and Future Witches” by Alix E. Harrow, alternative history. In the late 1800s, three sisters use witchcraft to change the course of history in this novel of magic amid the suffragette movement.
“The Sentinel” by Lee Child and Andrew Child, suspense. Jack Reacher follows his lizard-brain instincts on a seemingly uneventful night in Nashville, where a recently fired man nurses an increasingly violent grudge.
“Troubles in Paradise” by Elin Hilderbrand, general fiction. As drama unfolds around her and her family after the death of her husband, who was leading a double life, Irene Steele gets some help from a mysterious source and a new beginning in the paradise of St. John after the truth is finally revealed.
“Truthtelling: Stories, Fables, Glimpses” by Lynne Sharon Schwartz, story collections. A critically acclaimed and venerated master novelist and short story writer has reinvented the short story form in order to break fantasy out of reality and yet delivering fantasy with remarkable realism.
“Undaunted: My fight Against America’s Enemies, at Home and Abroad” by John O. Brennan, autobiography. A revelatory memoir from former CIA director John Brennan spans his more than 30 years in government.