New Books – 02/29/16!!

Happy Leap Day, everyone! 🙂 Whether you’re looking for a heartwarming drama or a pulse-pounding thriller, today’s new additions will not disappoint! Be sure to stop by and check out our New Arrivals display!

 

Blue by Danielle Steel Ginny Carter was once a rising star in TV news, married to a top anchorman, with a three-year-old son and a full and happy life in Beverly Hills – until her whole world dissolved in a single instant on the freeway two days before Christmas. In the aftermath, she pieces her life back together and tries to find meaning in her existence as a human rights worker in the worst areas around the globe.

Then, on the anniversary of the fateful accident – and wrestling with the lure of death herself – she meets a boy who will cause her life to change forever yet again. Thirteen-year-old Blue Williams has been living on the streets, abandoned by his family, rarely attending school, and utterly alone. Following her instincts, Ginny reaches out to him. Leery of everyone, he runs from her again and again. But he always returns, and each time, their friendship grows.

Blue glows with outsized spirit and an irresistible mix of innocence and wisdom beyond his years. Ginny offers him respect as they form an unusual bond and become the family they each lost. But just as Blue is truly beginning to trust her, she learns of a shocking betrayal that he has been hiding. Is it a wound too deep to heal, or will she be able to fight the battle that will make them both whole again?

Blue is #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel at her finest, a probing and emotionally gripping story of dark secrets revealed, second chances, and the power of love and courage to overcome life’s greatest challenges.

 

Wedding Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke Everyone in Lake Eden, Minnesota, may have had their doubts, but at long last, Hannah Swensen is getting married!

Hannah is thrilled to be marrying Ross Barton, her college crush. And her excitement only grows when she learns he’ll be able to join her on her trip to New York City for the Food Channel’s dessert chef contest. They get a taste of the Big Apple before Hannah wins the Hometown Challenge and the producers bring all the contestants to Lake Eden to tape the remainder of the show. It’s nerve-wracking enough being judged by Alain Duquesne, a celebrity chef with a nasty reputation. But it’s even more chilling to find him stabbed to death in the Lake Eden Inn’s walk-in cooler – before he’s even had a chance to taste Hanna’s Butterscotch Sugar Cookies! Now Hannah has not only lost her advantage, she’ll have to solve a mystery with more layers than a five-tiered wedding cake . . .

 

I’m Traveling Alone by Samuel Bjork A girl is found in the Norwegian countryside, hanging lifeless from a tree and dressed in strange doll’s clothes. Around her neck is a sign that says, “I’m traveling alone.”

A special homicide unit in Oslo reopens with veteran police investigator Holger Munch at the helm. He is joined by the brilliant but haunted investigator Mia Kruger, who has been living on an isolated island, overcome by memories of her past. When Mia views a photograph of the crime scene and spots the number one carved into the dead girl’s fingernail, she knows this is only the beginning. Could this killer have something to do with a missing child who was abducted six years ago and never found, or with the reclusive religious community hidden in the nearby woods? When Munch’s own six-year-old granddaughter goes missing, Mia realizes that the killer’s sinister game is personal, and I’m Traveling Alone races to an explosive – and shocking – conclusion.

 

Earnhardt Nation by Jay Busbee Americans dream of driving fast, of flying low and loud down a long stretch of interstate until the world blurs and fades in the rearview mirror. While few people ever reach speeds of 200 miles per hour, some families make a business out of it, and none has done it with more breathtaking abandon than the Earnhardts. 

Even after Dale Earnhardt died behind the wheel of his famed black No. 3 on the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500, the Earnhardts’ offspring have kept the throttle hammered down. Just months later, Dale’s son and namesake was back at Daytona and rode to victory on the same track that had killed his father, perpetuating the family legacy for a history-making third generation.

The Earnhardts’ connection with raching began back in the 1950’s, when a young man up and quit his soul-crushing job in a North Carolina cotton mill to fulfill his dream of racing cars. Ralph Earnhardt developed into one of the finest dirt-track drivers in the South, founding a racing dynasty that continues to shape NASCAR history. His son, Dale, not only followed in his father’s tire tracks but went on to become the greatest driver the sport has ever known.

Nicknamed “The Intimidator” because of his aggressive, leave-no-rival-unwrecked style, Dale Sr. collected at least as many enemies as victories, building a fan base that to this day remains rabidly devoted to his memory. Before his fatal crash, Ralph’s son had won seven cup championships, tying Richard Petty’s record for teh most titles ever. Dale Jr., the Earnhardts’ third NASCAR champion, is still the circuit’s most popular driver, upholding the family’s heritage while struggling to be his own man.

In Earnhardt Nation, Jay Busbee, Yahoo’s chief writer on racing, delves deep into the complex and fraught father-son relationships that reverberate through the Earnhardt lineage, as well as the rivalries large and small that have threatened to break the family’s grip on the sport. This is a uniquely American story – one that thrillingly hurtles through a half century of NASCAR, like the races at speeds the rest of us can only imagine.

 

Revival by Stephen King A dark and electrifying novel about addiction, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life. In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing in the yard with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister, Reverend Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs – including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession. When tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, this charismatic preacher curses God, mocks all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town.

Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from the age of thirteen, he plays in bands across the country, living the nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll while fleeing from his family’s horrific loss. In his mid-thirties – addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate – Jamie meets Charles Jacobs again, with profound consequences for both men. Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil’s devising and Jamie discovers that “revival” has many meanings.

This rich and disturbing novel spans five decades on its way to the most terrifying conclusion Stephen King has ever written. It’s a masterpiece from King, brilliantly illustrating why he “is right at the center of an American literacy taproot that goes all the way down . . . to Hawthorne, to Poe, to Melville” (Margaret Atwood, The New York Times

 

Coming Soon!! We’ll be announcing our March Pinterest Project Workshop and setting up a display for Women’s History Month! Stay tuned!

 

We’ll see you soon! 🙂

 

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