The Middling Affliction by Alex Shvartsman
What would you do if you lost everything that mattered to you, as well as all means to protect yourself and others, but still had to save the day? Conrad Brent is about to find out. Brent protects the people of Brooklyn from monsters and magical threats. The snarky, wisecracking guardian also has a dangerous secret: he’s one in a million – literally.
The Children on the Hill by Jennifer McMahon
1978: At her renowned treatment center in picturesque Vermont, the brilliant psychiatrist Dr. Helen Hildreth is acclaimed for her compassionate work with the mentally ill. But when she’s home with her cherished grandchildren, Vi and Eric, she’s just Gran — teaching them how to take care of their pets, preparing them home-cooked meals, providing them with care and attention and love.
The Second Husband by Kate White
After losing her husband, Derrick, in what appears to have been a random street crime, thirtysomething Emma has built a new life with widower Tom, who is kind, handsome, driven, and successful. Emma is finally able to feel safe again, both in her relationship with Tom and in the home they’ve made together on the Connecticut shore.
A Shoe Story by Jane L. Rosen
Esme Nash is eager to leave her small town and begin her carefully planned post-grad life: a move to New York City, an apartment with her loving college boyfriend, and a fancy job at an art gallery. But when tragedy strikes, instead of heading to Manhattan, she returns home to care for her ailing father, leaving every bit of her dream behind.
The High Sierra: A Love Story by Kim Stanley Robinson
Kim Stanley Robinson first ventured into the Sierra Nevada mountains during the summer of 1973. He returned from that encounter a changed man, awed by a landscape that made him feel as if he were simultaneously strolling through an art museum and scrambling on a jungle gym like an energized child. He has returned to the mountains throughout his life—more than a hundred trips — and has gathered a vast store of knowledge about them.
The Rooted Life: Cultivating Health and Wholeness Through Growing Your Own Food by Justin Rhodes
Have you ever wanted to experiment with growing your own food but didn’t think you had the space, the time, or the knowledge? Justin Rhodes thought the same thing — until after years of battling systemic illness and struggling to provide the kind of wholesome food he wanted for his family, he bought a seed packet at the grocery store and was hooked. Justin discovered the miraculous potential and empowerment of working with nature to grow food for his family.
The Letters of Thom Gunn by Thom Gunn
“I write about love, I write about friendship,” remarked Thom Gunn: “I find that they are absolutely intertwined.” These core values permeate his correspondence with friends, family, lovers, and fellow poets, and shed new light on “one of the most singular and compelling poets in English during the past half-century.”
The Pope at War: The Secret History of Pius XII, Mussolini, and Hitler by David I. Kertzer
When Pope Pius XII died in 1958, his papers were sealed in the Vatican Secret Archives, leaving unanswered questions about what he knew and did during World War II. Those questions have only grown and festered, making Pius XII one of the most controversial popes in Church history, especially now as the Vatican prepares to canonize him. In 2020, Pius XII’s archives were finally opened, and David I. Kertzer has been mining this new material ever since, revealing how the pope came to set aside moral leadership in order to preserve his church’s power.
The Merciless Ones by Namina Forna
It’s been six months since Deka freed the goddesses in the ancient kingdom of Otera and discovered who she really is … but war is waging across the kingdom, and the real battle has only just begun. For there is a dark force growing in Otera—a merciless power that Deka and her army must stop. Yet hidden secrets threaten to destroy everything Deka has known. And with her own gifts changing, Deka must discover if she holds the key to saving Otera … or if she might be its greatest threat. “The Merciless Ones” is the second thrilling installment of the epic fantasy series in which a young heroine fights against a world that would dare tame her.
Ages: 12 and up
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