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A distant view of everything - an Isabel Dalhousie novel by McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948- author. A distant view of everything - an Isabel Dalhousie novel

A new baby brings an abundance of joy to Isabel and her husband, Jamie--but almost four-year-old son Charlie is none too keen on his newborn brother. In fact, he refuses to acknowledge Magnus, and Isabel must find a way to impress upon her older son the patience and understanding that have served as guiding principles in her own life. These are the very qualities that bring Bea Shandon, an old acquaintance of Isabel's, to seek her help in a tricky situation. Something of a matchmaker, Bea has in

Jul 21, 2017
Anything Is Possible A Novel by Strout, Elizabeth. Anything Is Possible A Novel

-- Olive Kitteridge Here are -- Anything Is Possible -- — -- —The Wall Street Journal "Anything Is Possible "Stunning . . . Strout, always good, just keeps getting better."—Vogue "Smart and soulful."—Elle

Jul 21, 2017
Barely Legal by Woods, Stuart; Hall, Parnell. Barely Legal

In the newest nonstop adventure from #1 New York Times Under the tutelage of Stone Barrington, Herbie Fisher has transformed from a bumbling sad sack into a capable man about town and the youngest partner at the white shoe law firm Woodman & Weld. Now all of his training will be put to the test as he finds himself embroiled in his most daring adventure to date.

Jul 21, 2017
Be Free or Die- The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls' Escape from Slavery to Union Hero The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls' Escape from Slavery to Union Hero by Lineberry, Cate. Be Free or Die- The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls' Escape from Slavery to Union Hero The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls' Escape from Slavery to Union Hero

-- Finding Your Roots"Be Free or DieFacing death rather than enslavement—a story of one man's triumphant choice and ultimate rise to national heroBe Free or Die is a compelling narrative that illuminates Robert Smalls' amazing journey from slave to Union hero and ultimately United States Congressman. This captivating tale of a valuable figure in American history gives fascinating insight into the country's first efforts to help newly freed slaves while also illustrating the many struggles and ac

Jul 21, 2017
Charlatans by Cook, Robin. Charlatans

-- From the Hardcover edition.

Jul 21, 2017
Dangerous Minds A Knight and Moon Novel by Evanovich, Janet. Dangerous Minds A Knight and Moon Novel

NEW YORK TIMES Buddhist monk Wayan Bagus lost his island of solitude and wants to get it back. The island was about two hundred miles northeast of Samoa. It had a mountain, beaches, a rain forest, and a volcano. And now it's gone. Poof! Vanished without a trace. Brilliant and boyishly charming Emerson Knight likes nothing better than solving an unsolvable, improbable mystery. And finding a missing island is better than Christmas morning in the Knight household. When clues lead to a dark and s

Jul 21, 2017
Do Not Become Alarmed A Novel by Meloy, Maile. Do Not Become Alarmed A Novel

-- "This summer's undoubtable smash hit… an addictive, heart-palpitating story." — -- --   Do Not Become Alarmed what matters most.

Jul 21, 2017
Down a Dark Road A Kate Burkholder Novel by Castillo, Linda. Down a Dark Road A Kate Burkholder Novel

In this electrifying new thriller in the New York Times"Murder in Amish country has a certain added frisson, and Castillo's the master of the genre." —People "Castillo weaves the particularities of the Amish mindset into a complex mystery that will leave you crying with pity or seething with rage." —Kirkus Reviews (starred) Two years ago, Joseph King was convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to life in prison. He was a "fallen" Amish man and a known drug user with a violent temper. Now K

Jul 21, 2017
Dragon Teeth A Novel by Crichton, Michael. Dragon Teeth A Novel

Michael Crichton, the #1 New York TimesDragon Teeth is based on the rivalry between real-life paleontologists Cope and Marsh; in William Johnson readers will find an inspiring hero only Michael Crichton could have imagined. Perfectly paced and brilliantly plotted, this enormously winning adventure is destined to become another Crichton classic.

Jul 21, 2017
Echo by Ryan, Pam Munoz; Ryan, Pam Muñoz. Echo

Music, magic, and a real-life miracle meld in this genre-defying masterpiece from Newbery Honoree Pam Muñoz Ryan! -- Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica. -- Richly imagined and masterfully crafted, this impassioned, uplifting, and virtuosic tour de force will resound in your heart long after the last note has been struck.

Jul 19, 2017
Final Girls A Novel by Sager, Riley. Final Girls A Novel

"The first great thriller of 2017 is here: Final Girls   Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie–scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to—a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls. Lisa, who lost nine sorority sisters to a college dropout's knife; Sam, who went up against the Sack Man during her shift at the Nightlight Inn; an

Jul 21, 2017
House of Spies A Novel by Silva, Daniel. House of Spies A Novel

-- House of SpiesKansas City Star).

Jul 21, 2017
I need a lifeguard everywhere but the pool by Scottoline, Lisa, author. I need a lifeguard everywhere but the pool

"Lisa and Francesca, mother and daughter, bring you the laughter of their lives." —Delia Ephron, bestselling author The bestselling and "perennially hilarious" mother-daughter team is back with a new collection of stories from their real lives, guaranteed to make you laugh out loud. Join Lisa and Francesca as they regret drunk-shopping online, try smell-dating, and explore the freedom of a hiatus from men - a Guyatus. They offer a fresh and funny take on the triumphs and facepalm moments of mode

Jul 21, 2017
Kiss Carlo A Novel by Trigiani, Adriana. Kiss Carlo A Novel

From Adriana Trigiani, the beloved New York Times-Kiss CarloKiss Carlo.

Jul 21, 2017
Look Behind You A novel by Johansen, Iris; Johansen, Roy. Look Behind You A novel

-- Look Behind You, a novel featuring Kendra Michaels—hired gun for both the CIA and FBI.A serial killer is on the loose in San Diego with a most unusual M.O. With each kill, the perpetrator leaves behind mystifying random objects. In this confusing array of unrelated evidence, the one thing that is clear is that the murders all have one characteristic in common: they all require the specific skills of Kendra Michaels, hired gun for both the CIA and FBI. Kendra, who was blind for the first twent

Jul 21, 2017
Magpie Murders A Novel by Horowitz, Anthony. Magpie Murders A Novel

"Magpie Murders is a deviously dark take on vintage English crime fiction in which the reader becomes the detective.

Jul 21, 2017
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore A Novel by Sullivan, Matthew. Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore A Novel

-- The Little French Bistro When a bookshop patron commits suicide, his favorite store clerk must unravel the puzzle he left behind in this fiendishly clever debut novel from an award-winning short story writer. Lydia Smith lives her life hiding in plain sight. A clerk at the Bright Ideas bookstore, she keeps a meticulously crafted existence among her beloved books, eccentric colleagues, and the BookFrogs—the lost and lonely regulars who spend every day marauding the store's overwhelmed shelve

Jul 21, 2017
Murder Games by Patterson, James; Roughan, Howard. Murder Games

-- Murder Games

Jul 21, 2017
No One Cares About Crazy People The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America by Powers, Ron. No One Cares About Crazy People The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America

"Extraordinary and courageous . . . No doubt if everyone were to read this book, the world would change."---New York Times Book Review New York Times From the centuries of torture of "lunatiks" at Bedlam Asylum to the infamous eugenics era to the follies of the anti-psychiatry movement to the current landscape in which too many families struggle alone to manage afflicted love ones, Powers limns our fears and myths about mental illness and the fractured public policies that have resulted.

Jul 21, 2017
On Tyranny Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Snyder, Timothy. On Tyranny Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

#1 New York Times The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism.  Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience.

Jul 21, 2017