After walking in on her boyfriend shagging another girl, Pippa Bay Cox ditches London for the States to go on a drunken road trip with Ruby Miller and some of her friends. Jensen Bergstrom has buried heartache by increasing his workload, and rarely takes time for himself. When his sister Hanna convinces him to join the gang on a two-week wine tour of the east coast, he has a rare moment of cutting loose. It's only once he's committed that he realizes the strange girl he met briefly on the plane is coming along, too. Will she be too much for him... or make his life bigger?
Blood at the Root : a racial cleansing in America
Chronicles acts of racial cleansing in early twentieth-century Forsyth County, Georgia, where the murder of a young girl led to mob lynchings, acts of terror against black workers, and violent protests by night riders seeking to enforce whites-only citizenship.
A Child's First Book of Trump
A picture-book parody by the Jim Gaffigan Show co-star and the illustrator of The Straight Line Wonder counsels readers who are scratching their heads in disbelief at today's political headlines on how to recognize and respond to a "wild American Trump" as it bafflingly campaigns for world domination.
Lilith lyapo awoke from a centuries-long sleep to find herself aboard the vast spaceship of the Oankali. Creatures covered in writhing tentacles, the Oankali had saved every surviving human from a dying, ruined Earth. They healed the planet, cured cancer, increased strength, and were now ready to help Lilith lead her people back to Earth--but for a price.
Diary of a Tokyo Teen : a Japanese-American girl travels to the land of trendy fashion, high-tech toilets and maid cafes
The summer before she turned sixteen, author/illustrator Christine Inzer traveled solo to Tokyo to get reacquainted with her birthplace. Through charming illustrations, photos, and musings, Christine takes us on a journey through modern Japan: she explores the fashion hub of Harajuku; she hunts down geisha in Kyoto; she eats the best sushi of her life in Tsukiji; and she meets many interesting characters along the way. Halfway Home is an engaging and often hilarious look at a fascinating country and a girl rediscovering her roots.
Different : the story of an outside-the-box kid and the mom who loved him
“What is going on in this kid’s head?” “Why can’t I get him to understand and obey the rules?” “I feel like everything’s a battle—Whatever I try doesn’t work. How can I get through to him?” Sally Clarkson has been there. Of her four children, her son Nathan was “that kid”—the one who challenged her most, pushing every boundary and all of her buttons. His favorite word was no! He refused to sleep. He was that boy in the restaurant who threw a chicken leg across the room and lay on the floor kicking and screaming. But today, Sally and Nathan have a strong, loving bond; and in "Different", they join together to tell you how it happened. You’ll discover the Scripture verse that challenged Sally to change her parenting style—and helped her fall in love with her kids as people; hope and reassurance for those times when you’re feeling inadequate and frustrated; encouragement to keep you going and trusting God with your child’s future. The true story of a frazzled mom and a challenging child and how they both grew into the people they were created to be.
Dinner with Edward : the story of a remarkable friendship
When Isabel meets Edward, both are at a crossroads: he wants to follow his late wife to the grave, and she is ready to give up on love. Thinking she is merely helping out her friend, Edward's daughter--who lives far away and asked her to check in on her nonagenarian dad in New York--Isabel has no idea that the man in the kitchen baking the sublime roast chicken and light-as-air apricot souffle will end up changing her life. As Edward and Isabel meet weekly for the glorious dinners that Edward prepares,he shares so much more than his recipes for apple galette or the perfect martini, or even his tips for deboning poultry. Edward is teaching Isabel the luxury of slowing down and taking the time to think through everything she does, to deconstruct her own life, cutting it back to the bone and examining the guts, no matter how messy that proves to be. Dinner with Edward is a book about sorrow and joy, love and nourishment, and about how dinner with a friend can, in the words of M.F.K. Fisher, 'sustain us against the hungers of the world.
Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day
When her sister Patty died, Jenna blamed herself. When Jenna died, she blamed herself for that, too. Unfortunately Jenna died too soon. Living or dead, every soul is promised a certain amount of time, and when Jenna passed she found a heavy debt of time in her record. Unwilling to simply steal that time from the living, Jenna earns every day she leeches with volunteer work at a suicide prevention hotline. But something has come for the ghosts of New York, something beyond reason, beyond death, beyond hope; something that can bind ghosts to mirrors and make them do its bidding. Only Jenna stands in its way.
The Girl from Everywhere
Sixteen-year-old Nix has sailed across the globe and through centuries aboard her time-traveling father's ship. But when he gambles with her very existence, it all may be about to end. The Girl from Everywhere, the first of two books, blends fantasy, history, and a modern sensibility. Its witty, fast-paced dialogue, breathless adventure, multicultural cast, and enchanting romance will dazzle readers of Sabaa Tahir, Rae Carson, and Rachel Hartman. Nix's life began in Honolulu in 1868. Since then she has traveled to mythic Scandinavia, a land from the tales of One Thousand and One Nights, modern-day New York City, and many more places both real and imagined. As long as he has a map, Nix's father can sail his ship, The Temptation, to any place, any time. But now he's uncovered the one map he's always sought--1868 Honolulu, before Nix's mother died in childbirth. Nix's life--her entire existence--is at stake. No one knows what will happen if her father changes the past. It could erase Nix's future, her dreams, her adventures. her connection with the charming Persian thief, Kash, who's been part of their crew for two years. If Nix helps her father reunite with the love of his life, it will cost her her own.
Hillbilly Elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis
Shares the poignant story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle-class life and the collective demons of the past.
Huck. Book 1, All-American
In a quiet seaside town, a gas station clerk named Huck secretly uses his special gifts to do a good deed each day. When his story leaks, a media firestorm erupts, bringing him uninvited fame. As pieces of Huck's past begin to resurface, it's no longer clear who his friends are-or whose lives may be in danger.
An Iron Wind : Europe under Hitler
A prize-winning historian, drawing on first-person accounts, pieces together the broken words of World War II's witnesses and victims to show how civilians in occupied Europe desperately tried to make sense of the horrors around them as Germany targeted Europe's Jews for deportation and death.
Jingo: a Discworld novel
It isn't much of an island that rises up one moonless night from the depths of the Circle Sea -- just a few square miles of silt and some old ruins. Unfortunately, the historically disputed lump of land called Leshp is once again floating directly between Ankh-Morpork and the city of Al-Khali on the coast of Klatch -- which is spark enough to ignite that glorious international pastime called 'war.' Pressed into patriotic service, Commander Sam Vimes thinks he should be leading his loyal watchmen, female watchdwarf, and lady werewolf into battle against local malefactors rather than against uncomfortably well-armed strangers in the Klatchian desert. But war is, after all, simply the greatest of all crimes -- and it's Sir Samuel's sworn duty to seek out criminal masterminds wherever they may be hiding ... and lock them away before they can do any real damage. Even the ones on his own side.
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand : a novel
Forced to confront the realities of life in the 21st century when he falls in love with widowed Pakistani descendant Mrs. Ali, a retired Major Pettigrew finds the relationship challenged by local prejudices that view Mrs. Ali, a Cambridge native, as a perpetual foreigner.
Spells of Blood and Kin : a dark fantasy
When her beloved grandmother dies suddenly, 22-year-old Lissa Nevsky is left with no choice but to take over her grandmother's magical position in their small folk community. That includes honoring a debt owed to the dangerous stranger who appears at Lissa's door. Maksim Volkov needs magic to keep his brutal nature leashed, but he's already lost control once: his blood-borne lust for violence infects Nick Kaisaris, a charming slacker out celebrating the end of finals. Now Nick is somewhere else in Toronto, going slowly mad, and Maksim must find him before he hurts more people. Lissa must uncover forbidden secrets and mend family rifts in order to prevent Maksim from hurting more people, including himself. If she fails, Maksim will have no choice but to destroy both himself and Nick.
The Twilight Wife
Thirty-four-year-old marine biologist Kyra Winthrop remembers nothing about the diving accident that left her with a complex form of memory loss. With only brief flashes of the last few years of her life, her world has narrowed to a few close friendships on the island where she lives with her devoted husband, Jacob. But all is not what it seems. Kyra begins to have visions--or are they memories?--of a rocky marriage, broken promises, and cryptic relationships with the island residents, whom she believes to be her friends. As Kyra races to uncover her past, the truth becomes a terrifying nightmare. A twisty, immersive thriller, The Twilight Wife will keep readers enthralled through the final, shocking twist.
You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone
Starting a new life in Seattle with her 17-year-old nephew Spencer, Andrea Boyle is stunned when tragedy strikes her new boyfriend's son and a dark secret from Spencer's past is revealed, forcing her to prove his innocence to the police and herself as she also questions the truth.