Books on Tap

By: Hosseini, Khaled
Presents a story inspired by human love, how people take care of one another, and how choices resonate through subsequent generations. Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live with their father and step-mother in the small village of Shadbagh. Their father, Saboor, is constantly in search of work and they struggle together through poverty and brutal winters. To Adbullah, Pari, as beautiful and sweet-natured as the fairy for which she was named, is everything.
By: Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976
The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to Harper Paperbacks…including And Then There Were None, the world’s bestselling mystery, in which ten strangers, each with a dark secret, are lured to a mansion on an uninhabited island and killed off one by one.
By: Connelly, Michael, 1956-
Harry Bosch investigates after a bullet from a recent killing is a match for one used in the unsolved murder of a photographer in 1992 in this new novel from the New York Times best-selling author of The Drop.
By: Alexie, Sherman, 1966-
Combines fifteen of the author's classic short stories with fifteen new stories in an anthology that features tales involving donkey basketball leagues, lethal wind turbines, and marriage.
By: Rowling, J. K.
A long-anticipated first adult novel by the award-winning author of the Harry Potter series follows the early death of a small town councilman whose demise reveals deep-rooted conflicts in his seemingly idyllic community, which rapidly deteriorates in the face of cultural disputes, generation clashes and a volatile election.
By: Eggers, Dave.
"The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, best-selling author of A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company's modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can't believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world--even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman's ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge"
By: Barbery, Muriel, 1969-
The lives of fifty-four-year-old concierge Rene Michel and extremely bright, suicidal twelve-year-old Paloma Josse are transformed by the arrival of a new tenant, Kakuro Ozu.
By: Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.
Content with her life and not interested in marriage, Emma Woodhouse, a rich and beautiful heiress, causes complications with her matchmaking schemes.
By: Lansing, Alfred, 1921-1975.
In the summer of 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton set off aboard the Endurance bound for the South Atlantic. The goal of his expedition was to cross the Antarctic overland, but more than a year later, and still half a continent away from the intended base, the Endurance was trapped in ice and eventually was crushed. For five months Shackleton and his crew survived on drifting ice packs in one of the most savage regions of the world before they were finally able to set sail again in one of the ship's lifeboats. Alfred Lansing's Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage is a white-knuckle account of this astounding odyssey.
By: Shelley, Mary, 1797-1851
Frankenstein is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley about eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was eighteen, and the novel was published when she was twenty.
By: Flynn, Gillian, 1971-
When a beautiful woman goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, her diary reveals hidden turmoil in her marriage and a mysterious illness; while her husband, desperate to clear himself of suspicion, realizes that something more disturbing than murder may have occurred. By the best-selling author of Dark Places.
By: Fitzgerald, F. Scott, 1896-1940.
A young man, newly rich, tries to recapture the past and win back his former love, despite the fact that she has married.
By: Tolkien, J. R. R., 1892-1973.
Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.
By: Sachar, Louis, 1954-
As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself. As further evidence of his family's bad fortune, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
By: Jance, Judith A.
Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady's personal and professional worlds collide when her daughter, Jenny, stumbles upon the dead body of her high school principal, and the search for justice leads to her own door, forcing her to face the possibility that her perfect daughter may not be what she seems.
By: Esquivel, Laura, 1950-
A combination fairy tale, melodrama, romance, Mexican cookbook, and home remedy handbook, the long-awaited trade paperback edition of the hugely popular best-seller includes the artwork from the hardcover version.
By: Gibson, William, 1948-
Case, a burned out computer whiz, is asked to steal a security code that is locked in the most heavily guarded databank in the solar system.
By: Evanovich, Janet
A latest entry in the blockbuster series that most recently includes Smokin' Seventeen and Explosive Eighteen continues the adventures of the intrepid Stephanie Plum. By the best-selling author of the Lizzy and Diesel series.
By: Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968.
Tells a story about the strange relationship of two migrant workers, who are able to realize their dreams of an easy life until one of them succumbs to his weakness for soft, helpless creatures and strangles the farmer's wife. Tragic tale of a retarded man and the friend who loves and tries to protect him. With illustrations from the movie starring John Malkovich and Gary Sinise.
By: Grisham, John
When a Federal judge and his secretary fail to appear for a scheduled trial and panicked clerks call for an FBI investigation, a harrowing murder case ensues and culminates in the imprisonment of a lawyer who imparts the story of who killed the judge and why. By the best-selling author of The Litigators.
By: Schlink, Bernhard.
At the age of fifteen, Michael Berg falls in love with a woman named Hanna who disappears, and while observing a trial as a law student years later, he is shocked to discover the same woman as the defendant in a horrible crime.
By: Du Maurier, Daphne, 1907-1989.
A classic novel of romantic suspense finds the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter entering the home of her mysterious and enigmatic new husband and learning the story of the house's first mistress, to whom the sinister housekeeper is unnaturally devoted.
By: Millard, Candice.
A stirring narrative of a real-life adventure chronicles the 1914 expedition of Theodore Roosevelt into the unexplored heart of the Amazon basin to explore and map the little-known region surrounding a tributary called the River of Doubt, detailing the dangerous conditions they faced--white-water rapids, starvation, illness, jungle menaces, and Indian attacks--to accomplish their goal.
By: Forster, E. M., 1879-1970.
The love of a young British woman named Lucy Honeychurch for a British expatriate living in Italy is condemned by her stuffy, middle-class guardians, who prefer an eligible man of their own choosing.
By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864.
In 18th century Boston, a Puritan girl is condemned to wear the letter "A" for bearing an illegitimate daughter.