FICTION & NONFICTION
Fourteen years after the end of slavery, Lord Henry Hardin and Lady Bertha, enjoy an entitled life in Union County, Arkansas. Until he faces a devastating reality: Bertha is unable to bear children. When Salome, a former slave and Henry’s mistress, gives birth to a white-skinned, blue-eyed daughter, desperate to preserve his aristocratic family lineage, Henry orders a reluctant Lady Bertha to claim the child as their own in THE DAUGHTER OF UNION COUNTY… National Book Award–winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin’s 1963 examination of race in America, The Fire Next Time, as a jumping off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race from the most important voices of her generation and our time in THE FIRE THIS TIME… THE BOOK THAT MATTERS MOST explores love, loss, secrets, friendship, and the healing power of literature as Ava joins book group, not only for her love of reading but also out of sheer desperation for companionship… Debut novel BEHOLD THE DREAMERS tells the tale of a young Cameroonian couple trying to pursue the American Dream amidst the 2008 financial crisis, steering their future and their marriage off course… Hurricane Ophelia is bearing down on New York City. And in a matter of hours, six people, along with their families, friends, and millions of other New Yorkers living around them, will be caught up in the horrific flooding it unleashes in RUSHING WATERS…
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MYSTERY & THRILLER
Caroline, a former computer hacker, just landed a job at a top Los Angeles law firm. Her new boss asks her to investigate whether a popular GMO causes healthy people to fall ill and report up the ladder. However, her tech background and intuition take her further than planned in DOUBT… Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace: he has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You’d like to get to know Grace better. But Grace ever answer the phone and why are there bars on one of the bedroom windows? Discover the truth in BEHIND CLOSED DOORS… John Smith has a special gift that seems more like a curse: he can access other peoples thoughts. The CIA honed his skills and became one of their most powerful operatives until he left to work as a private consultant. But Smith is unexpectedly plunged into dangerous waters when his latest client hires him to investigate a former employee and search his thoughts for some very valuable intellectual property he’s stolen in KILLFILE… Mahalia’s Sweet Tea is known for serving the best soul food in Prince George’s County, Maryland. But owner Halia also likes to indulge in some à la carte detective work. Can she solve the murder of a former “mean girl” when a high school reunion takes a deadly turn in MURDER WITH MACARONI AND CHEESE… Louis Massina is revolutionizing the field of robotics. After one of Massina’s creations makes a miraculous rescue, an FBI agent recruits him to pursue criminals. But the billionaire inventor decides to take matters into his own hands, unleashing the greatest cyber-weapons in the world and becoming the PUPPET MASTER…
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Lily has never stopped working hard for the life she wants: graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true in IT ENDS WITH US… Trinity Carlson might be having the worst day ever. And that was before she started drinking in a dive bar, right across from her ex and his new girlfriend. When she finally decides enough is enough, she grabs hold of a hot, blond stranger and gives him the kiss of his life in JUST WHAT I NEEDED… When a bestselling debut novel from mysterious author J.Colby becomes the literary event of the year. Emiline reads it reluctantly, but is entranced by the story of two childhood best friends who fall in love because the novel is patterned on her own dark, desperate childhood. Which means that “J. Colby” must be Jase: the best friend and first love she hasn’t seen in over a decade in SWEAR ON THIS LIFE… In BLOSSOMS OF LOVE, Greer Courtland and her family have been designing floats for Pasadena’s Rose Parade all her life—but have rarely had a client as determined as Daniel Torres. The talk show host intends to win the prize for best float in a much-publicized charity wager and he makes it clear that he intends to win Greer, too…. A pregnant mistress desperate to be a wife. An unexpected temptation. And stakes so high no one will walk away unscathed in MY MARRIED BOYFRIEND…
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PARANORMAL, SCIENCE FICTION & URBAN FANTASY
A lady imprisoned by deafness, an architect imprisoned by his past, and a ghost imprisoned within the petals of a flower – intertwine in this love story that transcends life and death in THE ARCHITECT OF SONG… THE GENTLEMEN promises to be a fantastically entertaining debut novel about a famous poet who inadvertently sells his wife to the devil–then recruits a band of adventurers to rescue her… Claire Connolly is a Sensitive, infected with magic when the Veil that divides humanity from the world beyond fell. Magic can easily consume and destroy a Sensitive, and if Claire’s secret is discovered she’ll be locked into the walled district of Devil’s Isle along with every other Paranormal left in the city in THE SIGHT… WILD EMBRACE presents a stunningly sensual collection of four all-new Psy-Changeling novellas, in which taboos are broken, boundaries are crossed, and instincts prove irresistible… After the shocking revelations of the previous book, Bitter Bite, the world of Ashland’s become even more sinister, and Gin Blanco (aka Ashland’s most fearsome assassin, the Spider) no longer knows who—or what—she can count on. Only one thing is for certain: danger and new enemies await Gin in UNRAVELED.
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Running into a long-ago friend sets memories from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything—until it wasn’t in ANOTHER BROOKLYN… In NEVERNIGHT, a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family… In THE FLAME NEVER DIES, Nina Kane was born to be an exorcist. And since uncovering the horrifying truth, Nina and her pregnant younger sister, Mellie, have been on the run, incinerating the remains of the demon horde as they go. They also face a new threat: Pandemonia, a city full of demons… Three friends find themselves plunged into a world of quantum physics, a rare disease, and a mysterious fact about a real-life global catastrophe in THE SECRET SEA… A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT takes readers into the heart of the Empire as Laia and Elias fight their way north to liberate Laia’s brother from the horrors of Kauf Prison, where they must outfox their enemies and confront the treacherousness of their own hearts.
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MIDDLE GRADE / CHILDREN’S BOOKS
Who is the real you? You might be surprised to find out it’s not who others say you are and it’s not even who you might think you are in YOUR GOD’S GIRL: A DEVOTIONAL TALE FOR TWEENS… Zoe Reindeer considers herself “just Zoe”—never measuring up to her too-perfect older sister or her smarty-pants little brother. Truthfully, though, she’d rather just blend in with the plants at the family business, Doc Reindeer’s Exotic Plant Wonderland—that is until a tall astronomer from Madagascar comes to the nursery looking for a Baobab tree in ZOE IN WONDERLAND… In THE BRONZE KEY, students at the Magisterium are supposed to be safe. Under the watchful eyes of the mages, they are taught to use magic to bring order to a chaotic world. But now the chaos is fighting back… In THE SCOURGE, a lethal plague sweeps through the land. Ani Mells is shocked when she is unexpectedly captured and forced to submit to a test for the deadly Scourge. She is even more surprised when the test results come back positive, and she is sent to Attic Island, a former prison turned quarantine colony for the ill… Only three things matter to Alice Alexis Queensmeadow: Mother, who wouldn’t miss her; magic and color, which seem to elude her; and Father, who always loved her. One day her father disappears from Ferenwood; three years later, Alice is determined to find him in FURTHERMORE...
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