|The Accident By Ismail Kadare – “A psychological thriller of twisted passions, dual identities, and political subterfuge.”|
|American Assassin By Vince Flynn – Mitch Rapp takes on his first assignment, in the wake of the Pan Am Lockerbie terrorist attack. The story of how it all began.|
|The Athena Project By Brad Thor – The world’s most elite counterterrorism unit has just taken its game to an entirely new level — and not a moment too soon.|
|Being Polite to Hitler By Robb Forman Dew – At age fifty-four, Agnes Scofield realizes that she is tired of the routine of her life. Family drama in post-World War II America.|
|The Book of Tomorrow By Cecelia Ahern – What if we knew what tomorrow would bring? Would we fix it? Could we?|
|The Brave By Nicholas Evans – The author of The Horse Whisperer relates the story of one man’s struggle to save his son—and himself—from the mistakes of the past.|
|Clara and Mr. Tiffany By Susan Vreeland – Who was the woman who designed nearly all of the iconic leaded-glass lamps for which Tiffany is now remembered? From the author of Luncheon of the Boating Party.|
|The Cypress House By Michael Koryta – A journey to Florida’s coast becomes an inescapable nightmare in this supernatural thriller.|
|Dead or Alive By Tom Clancy – After almost a decade, Tom Clancy returns. Need we say more?|
|Dead Spy Running By Jon Stock – Daniel Marchant, a suspended M16 officer, is running the London Marathon. He is also running out of time.|
|Dead Zero By Stephen Hunter – The latest mission for veteran sniper Bob Lee Swagger who may have met the only man who can outshoot him.|
|The Death Instinct By Jed Rubenfeld – Set against the backdrop of the devastating Wall Street bombing of September 1920 is the story of a tumultuous time following WWI.|
|Eighteen Acres By Nicolle Wallace – To the world it is known as the White House. To the staff that works twelve to fifteen hours a day there, it’s the “Eighteen Acres.”|
|The Final Reckoning By Sam Bourne – Tom Byrne, once an idealistic young lawyer, uncovers a clandestine brotherhood and a sixty-year-old secret — the last great mystery of World War II.|
|The Golden Mean By Annabel Lyon – An intriguing re-imagining of the relationship between the philosopher Aristotle and his most famous pupil, the young Alexander the Great.|
|Great House By Nicole Krauss – A desk of many drawers exerts a power over those who possess it or have given it away. A meaningful series of interconnected stories that has received wonderful reviews|
|Hell’s Corner By David Baldacci – John Carr, aka Oliver Stone, has been requested by the president to serve his country on another high-risk, covert mission. A Camel Club thriller.|
|I Still Dream About You By Fannie Flagg – The popular author is back with another southern charmer full of mystery and hilarity.|
|The Illumination By Kevin Brockmeier – In the aftermath of a fatal car accident, a private journal of love notes written by a husband to his wife passes into the keeping of a hospital patient, and from there through the hands of five other suffering people, touching each of them uniquely.|
|In the Company of Others By Jan Karon – Episocopal priest Tim Kavanaugh has used every excuse to not leave his parish in Mitford, but now that he’s retired, he decides on a trip to the land of his Irish ancestors.|
|Judas Gate By Jack Higgins – A disturbing audiotape from an ambush in Afghanistan seems to suggest that some of the Taliban voices have a British accent. Sean Dillon is in charge of hunting the traitors, but as he is going to war — the war is coming to him.|
|Khan: Empire of Silver By Conn Iggulden – The author presents the latest title in his epic series of the life and times of the infamous Genghis Khan.|
|The Lake of Dreams By Kim Edwards – Remember The Memory Keeper’s Daughter? Back with her second book, the author recounts the story of Lucy Jarrett who returns to upstate New York to find herself haunted by her father’s death.|
|Left Neglected By Lisa Genova – The author of Still Alice, relates the story supermom, Sarah Nickerson, whose jam-packed life comes to a screeching halt when an accident causes a traumatic brain injury.|
|Lord of Misrule By Jaimy Gordon – A look at the rock-bottom characters who inhabit the world of cheap horse racing at Indian Mound Downs, downriver from Wheeling, West Virginia.|
|Luka and the Fire of Life By Salman Rushdie – The author revisits the magical world he first brought to life in Haroun and the Sea of Stories. Luka, Haroun’s younger brother, must save his father from certain doom.|
|Midsummer Night By Freda Warrington – A story of the world of Aetherials—the fair folk—and their encounters with the inhabitants of a remote British estate. Magic.|
|Moonlight Mile By Dennis Lehane – Investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro return in this thriller that once again finds them searching for a missing Amanda McCready.|
|An Object of Beauty By Steve Martin – The well-known entertainer and author has garnered great reviews in this latest book featuring the art world of New York City.|
|Of Love and Evil By Anne Rice – Following his introduction in Angel Time, Toby O’Dare travels to the world of fifteenth-century Rome. Once again, the angel Malchiah needs him to solve a terrible crime.|
|The Orchid Affair By Lauren Willig – A new heroine is introduced in this historical suspense series featuring the mysterious spy known as the Pink Carnation. Laura Grey trades in her life as a governess to join the Selwick Spy School.|
|Our Kind of Traitor By John le Carré – Lehman Brothers has collapsed and Britain is on the brink of economic collapse. A young English couple, vacationing in Antigua, has a fateful encounter with Dima, a Russian money launderer.|
|The Passages of H.M.: A Novel of Herman Melville By Jay Parini – From the author of The Last Station, the story of the adventurous life and tragic literary career of Herman Melville.|
|The Poison Tree By Erin Kelly – A psychological thriller about the secrets that remain when a bohemian summer of excess turns deadly. Intriguing characters and a shocker of an ending.|
|The Radleys By Matt Haig “The Radleys is, first and foremost, the remarkable story of a family, born of denial and deceit, learning to tell the truth. That the family in question happens to be undead is secondary…” Vampires.|
|Redback by Kirk Russell – June, 1989. U.S.-Mexico border. A DEA undercover operation goes horribly wrong and informant Billy Takado is killed. The fallout costs Special Agent John Marques his career. Eighteen years later, the past returns.|
|The Red Garden By Alice Hoffman – The noted author presents the haunting world of Blackwell, Massachusetts with its glimpse of small-town America and three hundred years of passion, dark secrets, loyalty, and redemption.|
|Rescue By Anita Shreve – “A rookie paramedic pulls a young woman from her totaled car, a first rescue that begins a lifelong tangle of love and wreckage.”|
|The Secret Soldier By Alex Berenson – John Wells may have left the CIA, but he hasn’t left the high-stakes world of espionage, where hidden battles determine the fate of nations.|
|Separate Beds By Elizabeth Buchan – A story of economic breakdown and romantic recovery from the author of the Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman.|
|Strategic Moves By Stuart Woods – Stone Barrington is enjoying his usual dinner at Elaine’s when his boss at Woodman & Weld begins to talk about a partnership.|
|Sunset Park By Paul Auster – Contemporary America is illuminated in the stories of a wide range of characters who are brought together by the mysterious Miles Heller during the months of the 2008 economic collapse.|
|Swamplandia! By Karen Russell – In the swamps of the Florida Everglades, we are introduced to Ava Bigtree, an unforgettable young heroine, who finds herself managing a gator-wrestling theme park. Great reviews!|
|Three Seconds By Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström – Piet Hoffman is the Swedish police’s most valuable undercover agent. He is working inside the Polish mafia that is trying to take over amphetamine distribution within Sweden’s prison system. Scandinavian crime!|
|The Trials of Zion By Alan M. Dershowitz – An act of terrorism brings the tensions of the Middle East to a boiling point. In the midst of this turmoil, a young Jewish, American lawyer joins the legal team of a possibly innocent Palestinian.|
|The Twelfth Imam By Joel C. Rosenberg – A Mideast thriller “ripped from the headlines.”|
|Valley Forge: George Washington and the Crucible of Victory By Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen – During the winter of 1777, Washington’s battered, demoralized army retreats from Philadelphia to face the deadly winter at Valley Forge.|
|The Wake of Forgiveness By Bruce Machart – In the winter of 1910 a Texan boy, Karel, rides in an ultimate high-stakes race against a Spanish patriarch and his alluring daughters. Hanging in the balance are his father’s fortune, his brothers’ futures and his own fate.|
|What the Night Knows By Dean Koontz – Chilling suspense in a ghost story unlike any you may have ever read.|
|The Weekend By Bernhard Schlink – The author of The Reader returns with the story of old friends and lovers who reunite for a weekend after spending decades apart. But the reminiscences are not at all typical of the usual ones about old times.|
|West of Here By Jonathan Evison – In 1889, the rugged alpine wilderness of the Olympic Peninsula remained America’s last frontier. At the foot of the Elwha River, the outpost of Port Bonita is about to become a boom town.|
|The Winter Ghosts By Kate Mosse – The author of Labyrinth returns with a haunting tale of two lives who are touched by war, but are transformed by courage.|
|The Wolves of Andover By Kathleen Kent – From the author of The Heretic’s Daughter comes a story of love and intrigue set in the harsh wilderness of colonial Massachusetts.|
Among Thieves David Hosp, M HOS – In the early hours of March 18, 1990, two men entered Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, tied up the guards, and escaped with 500 million dollars’ worth of paintings. Based on a true story.
Apple Turnover Murder Joanne Fluke, M FLU – It’s June in Lake Eden, and for Hannah Swensen, that means bridal showers galore, a massive fundraising event and a killer who never learned that charity begins at home.
Death at the Alma Mater G.M. Malliet, M MAL – Detective St. Just is called in when the glamorous—and despised—Lexy Laurant is found strangled on the grounds of St. Michael’s College, Cambridge during a fundraising weekend.
Diary of a Confessions Queen Kathy Carmichael, M CAR – Seven years ago, Amy Crosby’s husband disappeared. She presumes he’s dead, but when she begins legal proceedings to have him declared deceased, things take a chaotic turn.
The Double Comfort Safari Club Alexander McCall Smith, M MCCA – A wonderful new installment in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are traveling to a safari camp to carry out a delicate mission.
Drink the Tea Thomas Kaufman, M KAU – Street-kid Willis Gidney grows up to become a private investigator on the gritty streets of Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, while investigating a missing person, he is accused of murder.
Eye of the Red Tsar Sam Eastland, M EAS – A decade after the assassinations of the Romanov family, former secret agent Pekkala is now Prisoner 4745-P and banished to a forest on the outskirts of humanity.
The God of the Hive Laurie R. King, M KIN – Shocking events force Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes to separate and go on the run, wanted by the police and pursued across the Continent by a ruthless enemy.
Haunt Me Still Jennifer Lee Carrell, M CAR – The author of Interred with Their Bones returns with a tale of an ancient web of murder that surrounds Shakespeare’s Macbeth,
Hazard Gardiner Harris, M HAR – Inspector Will Harris is sent to investigate a mining accident and told to clear things up quickly. But Will senses something suspicious, and decides to follow through, whatever the cost.
Holly Blues Susan Wittig Albert, M ALB – Ex-lawyer and herbalist Chian Bayles finds that an unwelcome holiday guest creates a very thorny situation for her and her husband.
If the Dead Rise Not Philip Kerr, M KER – International corruption and dangerous double-dealing involve Bernie Gunther as he is caught in the tense atmosphere surrounding the German 1936 Olympics.
The Inheritance Simon Tolkien, M TOL – When a famed Oxford historian is found dead in his study one night, all the evidence points to his son, Stephen.
Known to Eviln Walter Mosley, M MOS – Leonid McGill knows something suspicious is going on as soon as the phone rings. Alphone Rinaldo, New York’s ultimate fixer has a problem, and he is not someone that a private investigator can say no to.
Laughed ‘Til He Died Carolyn Hart, M HAR – Intrigue and foul play are no strangers to the South Carolina sea island of Broward’s Rock. Mystery bookstore owner Annie Darling and her husband Max are plunged into a web of danger and deceit.
A Murderous Procession Ariana Franklin, M FRA – The fourth installment of the Mistress of the Art of Death series finds Adelia Aguilar traveling with the King Henry II’s ten-year-old daughter to Palermo, Sicily for her wedding.
Naked Moon Domenic Stansberry, M STA – Before Dante Mancuso became a San Francisco private investigator, he worked for a secret corporate security firm. When Dante left, it was not on good terms, buthis past is not quite over.
Off Track Clare Curzon, M CUR – Superintendent Mike Yeadings is confronted with the aftermath of a vicious and mistaken attack. During his investigation, grim secrets of national importance begin to emerge.
Question of Belief Donna Leon, M LEO – The 19th Guido Brunetti mystery finds the stellar commissario longing for a vacation in the mountains, but forced to bake in the Venetian heat as a violent crime puts his vacation plans on hold.
Requiem In Vienna J. Sydney Jones, M JON – After a singer is killed during rehearsals at Vienna’s Court Opera, the evidence suggests something even more sinister: someone may be trying to murder the famous composer, Gustav Mahler.
The Shadow of Your Smile Mary Higgins Clark, M CLA – As the last of her line, Olivia Morrow knows that she faces a momentous choice: expose a long-held family secret, or it take it with her to the grave.
The Spellmans Strike Again Lisa Lutz, M LUT – The latest in the zany world of the Spellmans. Former wild child Isabel has finally agreed to take over the family business.
The Spies of Sobeck P.C. Doherty, M DOH – It’s 1477 B.C. and treacherous forces are on the rise in Egypt. Queen Hatusu’s Chief Judge Amerotke must confront murder and treason.
This Body of Death Elizabeth George, M GEO – On compassionate leave after the murder of his wife, Thomas Lynley is called back to Scotland Yard when the body of a woman is found stabbed in an isolated London cemetery.
The Tulip Virus Daniëlle Hermans, M HER – A fast-paced mystery that revolves around real-life events surrounding the economic collapse of the tulip bubble in 17th century Holland. Much later, in 2007, a murder seems to mirror an earlier one centuries before.
The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag Alan Bradley, M BRA – Flavia de Luce who was featured in The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie returns to untangle two deaths — separated by time, but linked by the unlikeliest of threads.
American Taliban Pearl Abraham, F ABR – How does a young American man find himself drawn into an extreme form of Islam?
Arcadia Falls Carol Goodman, F GOO – Meg Rosenthal is driving toward the next chapter in her life. A fresh start at a boarding school in Arcadia Falls, New York, may not have the happy outcome she is hoping for.
The Barbary Pirates William Dietrich, F DIE – Swashbuckling American explorer and ladies’ man, Ethan Gage, finds himself in a desperate race with the Barbary Pirates for an ancient secret super weapon, the mirror of Archimedes.
Bone Fire Mark Spragg, F SPR – Ishawooa, Wyoming, is far from bucolic nowadays. Sheriff Crance Carlson doesn’t need a reminder, but gets one anyway when he finds a young man murdered in a meth lab.
Born Under a Million Shadows Andrea Busfield, F BUS – Eleven-year-old Fawad, a charming Afghan boy has known more grief than most. Ever the optimist, his hope for a better life is realized as his mother becomes a housekeeper for three western women. Star reviews.
The Bradshaw Variations Rachel Cusk, F CUS – How do our choices, our loves and the family life we build, be an echo—a variation—of a theme played out in our own childhood?
Caught Harlan Coben, F COB – The story of a missing girl, the community stunned by her loss, the predator who may have taken her, and the reporter who suddenly realizes that she can’t trust her own instincts.
The Chester Chronicles Kermit Moyer, F MOY – Chet Patterson is an Army brat who grows up during the fifties and sixties. A look at a time and place through the life of an astute observer. Great reviews.
Claude and Camille: A Novel of Monet Stephanie Cowell, F COW – The story of the great impressionist painter and the love of his life.
Down to the Wire David Rosenfelt, F ROS – Chris Turley, reporter for a small paper, has several important scoops. Soon, it seems that his luck at being at the right place at the right time is not a coincidence.
Every Last One Anna Quindlen, F QUI – Mary Beth Latham is a happily married woman with three teenage children. When a shocking act of violence blindsides her, she must face those things that we fear the most.
Fragile Beasts Tawni O’Dell, F ODE – When their hard-drinking, but loving, father dies in a car accident, teenage brothers Kyle and Klint Hayes face a bleak future, but Candace Jack, their Pennsylvania town’s eccentric matriarch, offers them a home.
The Girl Who Chased the Moon Sarah Addison Allen, F ALL – When Emily Benedict arrives in Mullaby, North Carolina, she finds that mysteries aren’t solved in Mullaby, they’re a way of life.
The Line Olga Grushin, F GRU – The line begins to form on the whispered rumor that a famous exiled composer is returning to Russia to conduct his last symphony at an unknown date. As a whole year progresses, the anonymous souls in the line become actual individuals. Based on a true story.
Losing Charlotte Heather Clay, F CLA – Sisters Charlotte and Knox Bolling grew up intimately connected, but their bond frayed as one of them rebelled from their Kentucky upbringing.
Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War Karl Marlantes, F MAR – Young Second Lieutenant Waino Mellas is dropped into an isolated, anonymous hill, dubbed the Matterhorn, between Laos and the DMZ to lead a rifle platoon of forty Marines. The year: 1969.
Men and Dogs Katie Crouch, F CRO – In the spring of 1985, Hannah Legare’s much loved father disappears during a fishing trip. Still haunted by his loss twenty years later, Hannah returns home to find out what really happened.
One Amazing Thing Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, F DIV – An earthquake rips through a passport and visa office in an unnamed American city, trapping nine assorted people. As they struggle to survive, each one tells a tale from their life, that “one amazing thing.”
Pearl of China Anchee Min, F MIN – Based on the life of Pearl S. Buck and the story of the friendship of a lifetime.
The Room and the Chair Lorraine Adams, F ADA – Today’s dangerous world is portrayed through the portraits of the people involved in America’s global war.
The Sheen on the Silk Anne Perry, F PER – Arriving in ancient Constantinople in the year 1273, Anna Zarides has only one mission: to prove the innocence of her twin brother, Justinian who has been exiled to the desert
. Solar Ian McEwan, F MCE – The noted author examines Michael Beard, a renowned physicist who has begun to coast on his laurels, but who finds his personal life in shambles.
Think Twice Lisa Scottoline, F SCO – As identical twins, Bennie and Alice are very different. At least that is what Bennie believes, until she is pushed to the extreme edge when Alice steals Bennie’s life and her identity.
A Week in December Sebastian Faulks, F FAU – London, the week before Christmas, 2007. Over seven very eventful days, the author follows the lives of seven major characters. By the author of Charlotte Gray.
Wild Ride Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer, F CRU – An entertaining paranormal novel that shows why the wildest ride at the Dreamland Amusement Park isn’t the roller coaster.
The Winter Thief Jenny White, F WHI – Istanbul, January 1888. Magistrate Kamil Pasha tries to discover who’s behind the smuggled guns in the city’s port and why a bomb exploded in the Imperial Ottoman Bank. Intrigue and spies abound during that waning days of the Ottoman Empire.
Ancient Greece: A History in Eleven Cities Paul Cartledge, 938 CAR 2009 – Ancient Greek civilization was defined by the city—around 1,000 cities then existed. This is its most enduring legacy along with the concepts of aristocracy, oligarchy, tyranny and democracy.
As If an Enemy’s Country: The British Occupation of Boston and the Origins of Revolution Richard Archer, 973.3 ARC 2010 – On October 1, 1768, British troops landed in Boston and occupied the city for seventeen months. The presence of these troops caused a symbolic and psychological shift of profound consequence.
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine Michael Lewis, 330.973 LEW 2010 – When the crash of the U.S. Stock market became public knowledge in the fall of 2008, it was already old news. The real crash had already taken place in the bond and real estate derivative markets.
Blood, Iron, and Gold: How the Railroads Transformed the World Christian Wolmar, 385.09 WOL 2010 – The railroad truly marked the dawn of a new age. The birth of the railroads changed the face of the world and the way people lived.
Chasing the White Dog: An Amateur Outlaw’s Adventures in Moonshine Max Watman, 363.41 WAT 2010 – A lively look at the characters who make up white whiskey’s lore throughout American history. The story begins in Monongahela, PA where drunk and armed outlaws gathered in the summer of 1794.
Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory Peter Hessler, 951.96 HES 2010 – A look at the new China as the automobile and new roads are transforming the nation. Over a period of years, the author drove 7,000 miles through cities and rural areas. Fascinating.
The Devil and Sherlock Holmes David Grann, 814.6 GRA 2010 – The author of The Lost City of Z relates his attemps to solve a dozen real-life mysteries.
Flawless: Inside the Largest Diamond Heist in History Scott Andrew Selby and Greg Campbell, 364.162 SEL 2010 – The Antwerp Diamond Center was one of the most secure buildings in the world. On February 15, 2003, Italian thieves made off with at least half a billion dollars in diamonds, cash and valuables.
For the Soul of France: Culture Wars in the Age of Dreyfus Frederick Brown, 944.081 BRO 2010 – A look at the twilight years of the nineteenth century and the decades-long struggle in France, following its defeat by Prussia in 1871.
Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy Joseph Stiglitz, 330.973 STI 2010 – The Nobel Prize-winning author traces the origins of the Great Recession and demolishes the contention that America needs more bailouts. A look ahead at choices that can make a difference.
The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives Shankar Vedantam, 154.2 VED 2010 – What if our actions are driven, not by our conscious values and beliefs, but by hidden motivations we are not even aware of?
Jane’s Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World Claire Harman, 823.7 HAR 2010 – A look at the wondrous world of Jane Austen.
Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat David Rosa, 636.8 DOS 2010 – It seemed that Oscar was an ordinary cat when he arrived at the Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rhode Island. But he possesses an extraordinary gift.
Manufacturing Depression: The Secret History of a Modern Disease Gary Greenberg, 362.25 GRE 2010 – Many people ask themselves if their unhappiness is a disease that can, and should, be treated by medication. The author presents an insightful look at this question based on his experiences as a psychotherapist and as a depression patient.
Megadisasters: The Science of Predicting the Next Catastrophe Florin Diacu,904.5 DIA 2010 – Catastrophes catch us by surprise. Here’s a look at the groundbreaking science behind the efforts to forecast major disasters and minimize their destruction.
No Apology: The Case for American Greatness Mitt Romney, 320.6 ROM 2010 – The former Massachusetts governor outlines his ideas for a renewed America.
No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller Harry Markopolos, 364.16 MAR 2010 – For ten years, the author and his investigative team tried to warn the government, the financial industry and the press that the largest hedge fund in history was a total fraud. He warned that Bernie Madoff was a crook, but could find no one who would listen.
The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York Deborah Blum, 614.13 BLU 2010 – In early-twentieth-century New York, poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime. The appointment of chief medical examiner Charles Norris in 1918 was the beginning of the discipline of forensics.
Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity James Hansen,363.738 HAN 2009 – A leading scientist states that climate change is happening more rapidly than previously acknowledged.
That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life Ana Homayoun, 649.132 HOM 2010 – The author, an academic counselor who has helped unfocused boys learn how to consistently meet their personal and academic challenges, explains how to get back to the basics.
The Tudors: The Complete Story of England’s Most Notorious Dynasty G. J. Meyer, 942.05 MEY 2010 – The reality, in all its wild excesses, of the young Henry Tudor, who claimed the throne in 1485 and his descendants, including the notorious Henry VIII and the remarkable Elizabeth I.
The Vikings: A History Robert Ferguson, 948.022 FER 2009 – Legend and fact from the distant age of the mysterious and violent Scandinavian Vikings.
Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History David Aaronovitch, 909.826 AAR 2010 – An insightful examination of a dozen modern-day conspiracies. Read this one along with American Conspiracies by Jesse Ventura.
Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization Steven Solomon, 333.91 SOL 2010 – The control of water wealth throughout history has been pivotal to the rise and fall of great powers, the achievements of civilization and the quality of the lives of ordinary people.
You Say More Than You Think: A 7-Day Plan for Using the New Body Language to Get What You Want Janine Driver with Mariska Van Aalst, 153.69 DRI 2010 – What does your body say to the outside world? How do your actions help, or hurt, you?
Bellfield Hall: Or, The Observations of Miss Dido Kent Anna Dean, M DEA – Miss Dido Kent is called on to help her niece, Catherine, find her fiancé who mysteriously vanished from Bellfield Hall in the early 1800s.
Blacklands Belinda Bauer, M BAU – Twelve-year-old Steven is determined to find the body of his uncle and begins to write to an imprisoned serial killer.
Blood Vines Erica Spindler, M SPI – Alexandra Clarkson’s worst nightmares are about to come true. Creepy suspense.
Broken Places Sandra Parshall, M PAR – Murder. Blackmail. Old secrets that refuse to stay buried. Summer has become deadly in the mountain community of Mason County, Virginia.
Cook the Books Jessica Conant-Park and Susan Conant, M CON – Gourmet Girl Chloe Carter is compiling a book of recipes. When she comes across the body of one of Boston’s top chefs, killed by a grease fire, she knows it was no accident.
Death by the Book Lenny Bartulin, M BAR – Jack Susko is enjoying a quiet life as the owner of a secondhand bookstore. When Hammond Kasprowicz, a wealthy collector, offers Jack some easy money, he doesn’t turn it down.
Death Without Tenure Joanne Dobson, M DOB – After six years in the English Department at Enfield College, Kate Pelletier is hoping to be tenured. Unfortunately, her rival for the coveted position is found dead.
The Devil’s Star Jo Nesbø, M NES – Oslo is sweltering in the summer heat when a young woman is murdered in her flat. Detective Harry Hole is assigned the case with a colleague he neither likes nor trusts. Cool Scandinavian crime.
Doors Open Ian Rankin, M RAN – Three friends descend upon an art auction. Soon they seize on an impossible idea: steal the art. There has to be a way, or is there?
Faces of the Gone Brad Parks, M PAR – Four bodies, each with a single bullet in the back of the head, is the story facing investigative reporter, Carter Ross, with the Newark Eagle-Examiner.
The Fifth Servant Kenneth Wishnia, M WIS – In 1592, Prague is a relatively safe city for its Jewish people. However, when a Christian girl is murdered on the eve of Passover, a Talmudic scholar must bring the true killer to justice.
The Fourth Assassin Matt Beynon Rees, M REE – Palestinian Omar Yussef travels to New York for a UN conference and is looking forward to visiting his son, Ala. The latest title in a great series, beginning with The Collaborator of Bethlehem.
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest Stieg Larsson, M LAR – The last book in the wildly popular series featuring Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist.
Her Highness’ First Murder Peg Herring, M HER – In London, several young women are found dead, their corpses dressed as nuns. When one of her ladies becomes a victim, Princess Elizabeth decides to act.
The Information Officer Mark Mills, M MIL – Summer 1942: Malta has become most bombed place on the planet. After a young Maltese woman is murdered, presumably by a British officer, the fragile spirit of the Maltese people may be shattered.
Last Nocturne Marjorie Eccles, M ECC – Chief Inspector Lamb struggles to learn why two men took their own life. A postmortem reveals some surprising results.
The Man from Beijing Henning Mankell, M MAN – January 2006: In the Swedish hamlet of Hesjövallen, nineteen people have been massacred. The only clue is a red ribbon found at the scene.
The Merry Wives of Maggody Joan Hess, M HES – Sheriff Arly Hanks of Maggody, Arkansas must solve the death of the winner of the town’s hole-in-one contest. More amusing mayhem from a long-running series.
Murder in the Palais Royal Cara Black, M BLA – Just as P.I. Aimée Leduc is about to leave for New York City, her partner, René Friant, is wounded by a near fatal gun shot. Even more horrifying is that eyewitnesses identify Aimée as the culprit.
Murder on the Cliffs Joanna Challis, M CHA – Daphne du Maurier herself is at the center of this mystery along the rugged cliffs of Cornwall. Atmospheric.
A Night Too Dark Dana Stabenow, M STA – Another suspenseful outing for Aleut detective Kate Shugak, especially when she finds a body. A very popular series.
Paganini’s Ghost Paul Adam, M ADA – A Parisian art dealer is found dead the day after a sold-out concert featured the playing of Paganini’s violin. Great reviews.
Short Squeeze Chris Knopf, M KNO – Jackie Saitkowski is a smart-aleck attorney whose legal turf is the buzzing Hamptons real-estate market. But when a new client turns up dead, things take a more dangerous turn.
Split Image Robert B. Parker, M PAR – The body in the trunk of car was just the beginning. Sunny Randall and Jesse Stone team up.
The Teaberry Strangler Laura Childs, M CHI – It was a beautiful evening for the shop owners of Charleston, until Theodosia, tea shop owner, finds one of them dead.
Wake Up Dead Roger Smith, M SMI – On a hot night in Cape Town, American Roxy Palmer and her gunrunner husband, Joe, are carjacked, leaving Joe lying in a pool of blood. Roxy makes a fateful choice that changes her life forever.
Winterland Alan Glynn, M GLY – The worlds of business, politics, and crime collide when two men with the same name, from the same family, die on the same night.
All of Me Anne Murray with Michael Posner, B MURRAY – The story of the popular singer’s life from her humble beginnings through the career that now spans forty years.
All Things At Once Mika Brzezinski, B BRZEZINSKI – The cohost of Morning Joe relates her struggles as a working mother and her early years as the daughter of President Carter’s national security advisor.
American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Joan Biskupic, B SCALIA – The author presents a detailed portrait of the life and long career of the complicated and outspoken jurist.
The Bag Lady Papers: The Priceless Experience of Losing It All Alexandra Penney, B PENNEY – The author invested nearly all of her life savings with Bernie Madoff and was faced with her greatest fear when she lost it all.
Churchill Paul Johnson, B CHURCHILL – A look at one of the most complex and fascinating personalities in history by a noted historian.
Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession Julie Powell, B POWELL – The author of Julie and Julia returns with further life adventures and her foray into butchery.
Comeback 2.0: Up Close and Personal—Lance Armstrong Lance Armstrong, B ARMSTRONG – Photographs and personal commentary by the iconic biker.
Confections of a Closet Master Baker: One Woman’s Sweet Journey from Unhappy Hollywood Executive to Contented Country Baker Gesine Bullock-Prado, B BULLOCK-PRADO – The subtitles says it all: unhappy as the head of her celebrity sister’s production company, the author and her husband move to Vermont and a small bakery. Recipes included!
Enemies of the People: My Family’s Journey to America Kati Marton, B MARTON – The author discovers the terrifying truth about her family’s past in Hungary during the Cold War.
Finding It: And Satisfying My Hunger for Life Without Opening the Fridge Valerie Bertinelli, B BERTINELLI – More entertaining stories from the author of Losing It.
A Gambling Man: Charles II’s Restoration Game Jenny Uglow, B CHARLES – Charles II was thirty years old when he crossed the English Channel in 1660. A spirited look at turbulent time.
Going Rogue: An American Life Sarah Palin, B PALIN – The story of her life from the vice-presidential candidate.
Here’s the Deal, Don’t Touch Me Howie Mandel, B MANDEL – A memoir from the host of Deal or No Deal and his ongoing struggle with OCD and ADHD and how it affected his life and career.
High Society: The Life of Grace Kelly Donald Spoto, B KELLY – A new look at the glamorous actress who retired at the age of twenty-six to become the Princess of Monaco.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot, B LACKS – The story of an African American woman who died in the 1950s, but whose cells have been grown over the years for a multitude of medical experiments and advances.
The Journal Keeper: A Memoir Phyllis Theroux, B THEROUX – An insightful stroll through the life of a gifted writer as she discusses universal issues: love, loneliness, growing old, financial worries and spiritual growth.
The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn Alison Weir, B BOLEYN – A look at one of the world’s most fascinating and controversial women by a great biographer of British royalty.
Last Word George Carlin with Tony Hendra, B CARLIN – Indeed, the last words from the comedian/commentator.
Living Oprah: My One-Year Experiment to Walk the Walk of the Queen of Talk Robyn Okrant, B OKRANT – The author kicked off a year-long experiment to find out what would happen if she decided to follow all of Oprah’s advice.
Louisa May Alcott: the Woman Behind Little Women Harriet Reisen, B ALCOTT – A lively account of an exceptional woman and writer of the 19th century.
Lunch in Paris: A Love Story with Recipes Elizabeth Bard, B BARD – In Paris for a weekend visit, Elizabeth Bard sat down to lunch with a handsome Frenchman — and never went home again.
Marriage and Other Acts of Charity: A Memoir Kate Braestrup, B BRAESTRUP – The author of Here If You Need Me turns her attention to the subjects of love and commitment.
A Mountain of Crumbs Elena Gorkhova, B GOROKHOVA – Coming of age in the Soviet Union of the 1960s, the author’s passion for learning English bordered on the subversive in a land of political deception.
Mrs. Adams in Winter: A Journey in the Last Days of Napoleon Michael O’Brien, B ADAMS – Early in 1815, Louisa Catherine Adams, with her young son, left St. Petersburg in a Russian carriage and set out on a difficult journey to meet her husband, John Quincy Adams, in Paris.
Open: An Autobiography Andre Agassi, B AGASSI – A very revealing look inside the life of the tennis star.
Peter the Great Derek Wilson, B PETER I – The life and reign of the extraordinary Russian leader.
Princess Noire: The Tumultuous Reign of Nina Simone Nadine Cohodas, B SIMONE – The triumphs and trials of the brilliant singer and musician.
The Queen Mother: The Official Biography William Shawcross, B ELIZABETH – A definitive biography of the mother of Queen Elizabeth II and grandmother of Prince Charles and one of the most beloved members of the British Royal Family.
Staying True Jenny Sanford, B SANFORD – A look at the private ordeal of the first lady of South Carolina after her very public betrayal.
Step Out on Nothing: How Faith and Family Helped Me Conquer Life’s Challenges Byron Pitts, B PITTS – The 60 Minutes correspondent relates the challenges of his life, including stuttering and being functionally illiterate. He also tells of the people who “stepped out on nothing” to make a difference for him.
Americans in Paris: Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation Charles Glass, 944.0816 GLA 2010 – Life under the Nazis as experienced by the Americans who lived in Paris from the spring of 1940 to liberation in the summer of 1944.
Bluebird: Women and the New Psychology of Happiness Ariel Gore, 305.42 GOR 2010 – Can a woman be smart, empowered and happy?
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right Atul Gawande, 610.28 GAW 2009 – A noted writer and surgeon states that we can do better and find solutions to complex situations through the lowly checklist.
Danger to Self: On the Front Line with an ER Psychiatrist Paul R. Linde, 616.89 LIN 2010 – A look behind the scenes at an urban psychiatric emergency room with all its chaos and pathos.
Daring Young Men: The Heroism and Triumph of the Berlin Airlift, June 1948-May 1949 Richard Reeves, 943.155 REE 2010 – The airmen of World War II returned to emergency active duty to save the desperate people of western Berlin.
Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr Ken Gormley, 973.929 GOR 2010 – An extensive history of the polarizing scandal that almost terminated the Clinton presidency.
Diabetes Rising: How a Rare Disease Became a Modern Pandemic, and What To Do About It Dan Hurley, 616.462 HUR 2010 – A penetrating look at a disease that now affects hundreds of millions of people around the world.
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us Daniel H. Pink, 153.1534 PIN 2009 – What really motivates us? Is it an external reward such as money?
Eternity Soup: Inside the Quest to End Aging Greg Critser, 613.2 CRI 2010 – An intriguing look at the multibillion dollar anti-aging industry.
Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near Death Experiences Jeffrey Long with Paul Perry, 133.9013 LON 2010 – Dr. Long presents firsthand accounts of people who have died and lived to tell about it. The author has recorded hundreds of stories and examined remarkable similarities.
A Good Talk: The Story and Skill of Conversation Daniel Menaker, 302.346 MEN 2010 – An entertaining examination of how to enjoy the fine art of social conversation.
The History of the Medieval World: From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade Susan Wise Bauer, 909.07 BAU 2010 – A comprehensive look at world history, and the new importance of religion, between the fourth and twelfth centuries.
If God Is Good: Faith In the Midst of Suffering and Evil Randy Alcorn, 231.8 ALC 2009 – A penetrating discussion of a fundamental human question: “How can we reconcile a good and all-powerful God with the terrible evil and suffering we see in this world?”
Inside the Teenage Brain: Parenting a Work in Progress Sheryl Feinstein, 649.125 FEI 2009 – A look at teenagers through the recent discoveries of the evolving adolescent brain.
Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery Eric Ives, 942.053 IVE 2009 – A penetrating look at the mysteries surrounding the “nine days queen.”
The Mom & Pop Store: How the Unsung Heroes of the American Economy Are Surviving and Thriving Robert Spector, 381.14 SPE 2009 – A moving celebration of independent neighborhood shops, and of the vision, passion and persistence of their owners.
My Prison, My Home: One Woman’s Story of Captivity in Iran Haleh Esfandiari, 955.0544 ISF 2009 – As she was returning home to the United States, an Iranian-American woman was arrested for being part of an “American conspiracy.”
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea Barbara Demick, 306.095 DEM 2009 – A view into North Korea, as seen through the eyes of six ordinary citizens over the span of fifteen chaotic years.
The Power of Half: One Family’s Decision to Stop Taking and Start Giving Back Kevin Salwen and Hannah Salwen, 174 SAL 2010 – A family from Atlanta decided to sell their mansion and buy a house half its size, and give half of the sale price to a worthy charity. Could half be even more?
The Quants: How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It Scott Patterson, 322.645 PAT 2010 – The story of four men whose “digitized money-trading machine that could shift billions around the globe with the click of a mouse” sowed the seeds for the unprecedented financial disaster.
The Routes of Man: How Roads Are Changing the World and the Way We Live ToDay Ted Conover, 388.1 CON 2010 – An enthusiastic exploration of six key roadways worldwide. A look at the costs and benefits of being connected — from ancient Rome to the present.
The Science of Liberty Timothy Ferris, 303.483 FER 2010 – The author argues that the progress of science was the inspiration behind the rise of democracy and liberalism.
Sonic Boom: Globalization at Mach Speed Gregg Easterbrook, 330.9 EAS 2009 – The author looks at the sonic boom economy: an explosive time of unprecedented growth and change that will also create anxiety and stress.
The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century Ian Mortimer, 942.03 MOR 2010 – Important facets of everyday life are shown in this down-to-earth study of the 1300’s.
The Twilight Years: The Paradox of Britain Between the Wars Richard Overy, 941.083 OVE 2009 – During the years between the wars, Britain, although intellectually vibrant, faced “a creeping fear that the West was staring down the end of civilization.”
An Uncommon Passage: Traveling Through History on the Great Allegheny Passage Trail Edited by Edward K. Muller, 974.87 UNC 2009 – An uncommon book about an important feature of Western Pennsylvania history.
Why Boys Fail: Saving Our Sons from an Educational System That’s Leaving Them Behind Richard Whitmire, 370.154 WHI 2010 – A penetrating and insightful look at a misunderstood and ignored problem. The author looks at the issues and then addresses what actually works for boys.
You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up: A Love Story Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn, 306.81 GUR 2010 – After thirteen years of being married, the authors found that “we’re just not that into us.” Instead of giving up, they’ve held their relationship together by ignoring conventional wisdom.
Alice I Have Been Melanie Benjamin, F BEN – Alice Liddell Hargreaves has had a life of rich experiences, but as she nears her 81st birthday, she realizes that to the world she will always be known as “Alice.”
The Brightest Star in the Sky Marian Keyes, F KEY – When a spirit visits the Dublin townhouse on Star Street, the tenants are surprised by intriguing changes.
The Burning Land Bernard Cornwell, F COR – A new entry into the noted historical novelist’s saga of Saxon Tales and the epic story of the birth of England and the legendary king who made it possible.
Conspirata: A Novel of Ancient Rome Robert Harris, F HAR – On the eve of Marcus Cicero’s inauguration as consul of Rome, the death of a boy sends ripples of fear throughout Rome.
Galileo’s Dream Kim Stanley Robinson, F ROB SF – A new title from the award-winning science fiction author.
An Irish Country Girl Patrick Taylor, F TAY – Another hopeful tale from the colorful Irish village of Ballybucklebo.
The Kingdom of Ohio Matthew Flaming, F FLA – After discovering an old photograph, an elderly antiques dealer is forced to revisit the history he has spent years trying to deny.
Kisser Stuart Woods, F WOO – Stone Barrington is back in New York and looking forward to some downtime. What do you think? Will he get to take a break?
The Midnight House Alex Berenson, F BERCI – Agent John Wells must find who is killing members of a secret interrogation team that operated at a secret base called the Midnight House.
Ordinary Thunderstorms William Boyd, F BOY – Adam Kindred is in London for a job interview, when a chance encounter soon leads to a series of accidents through which he loses everything, even his identity.
Point Omega Don Delillo, F DEL – The noted author looks into the mind and heart of a “defense intellectual,” a man involved in the management of the country’s war machine.
Pride and Avarice Nicholas Coleridge, F COL – At his magnificent Chawbury Manor, Miles Straker has it all. When self-made millionaire Ross Clegg buys the land adjoining Straker’s estate, Miles is racked with jealousy. Scandals and revenge escalate as the battle between two families rages on.
The Queen’s Governess Karen Harper, F HAR – A tale of Elizabeth I’s closest ally and most trusted confidante, whose tale has never been told until now.
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt Beth Hoffman, F HOF – Twelve year old CeeCee Honeycutt is in trouble, but her eccentric great-aunt, Tootie Caldwell, whisks her away in her vintage Packard convertible.
Secrets of Eden Chris Bohjalian, F BOH – The murder and suicide of Alice Hayward and her husband tortures the thoughts of her minister, Stephen Drew.
Shadow Tag Louise Erdrich, F ERD – When Irene discovers that her husband is reading her diary, she begins a secret Blue Notebook that records the truth of her life and marriage, and a Red Diary, that doesn’t.
Small Wars Sadie Jones, F JON – A major in the British Army, Hal Treherne is transferred to the British colony of Cyprus in 1956 and is soon join by his wife, Clara and their baby daughters. As war breaks out, their family is unprepared for the resulting emotional strain.
Too Much Money Dominick Dunne, F DUN – High-society journalist, Gus Bailey, has found life to be rather unpleasant after he repeats a fake story from an unreliable source on a radio program. The last offering from the well-known high-society journalist.
Treasure Hunt John Lescroart, F LES – Mickey Dade is initially glad to be pulled from his desk job at the private investigative service, The Hunt Club, and put on the case of the murder of Dominic Como, a high profile San Francisco activist.
True Confections Katharine Webe, rF WEB – Combine chocolate candy, a family business in turmoil, and an outsider’s perspective on it all.
The Unbearable Lightness of Scones Alexander McCall Smith, F MCC – The inimitable author returns with another episode featuring the characters of 44 Scotland Street.
Unfinished Desires Gail Godwin, F GOD – Friendship, loyalty, rivalries, redemption and memory are all captured in this novel centering on Mount St. Gabriel’s, a North Carolina all-girls school.
The Unnamed Joshua Ferris, F FER – Tim Farnsworth is a handsome, healthy man who seemingly loves his family and his work, until the day he just walks out.
Where the God of Love Hangs Out Amy Bloom, F BLO – A collection of connected stories centers on the theme of love, in its many forms and complexities.
Wild Child: Stories T.C. Boyle, F BOY – Fourteen new short stories by a noted author.
Winter Garden Kristin Hannah, F HAN – Sisters Meredith and Nina Whitson find a long hidden secret of their family after the death of their father.
The Wolf at the Door Jack Higgins, F HIG – Someone is targeting the members of an elite intelligence unit known as “the Prime Minister’s private army.” Sean Dillon has an idea who it might be, but proving it may be a difficult task.