Tuesday, February 21, 2017

What to read while waiting for...



Norse Mythology
Norse Mythology
By Gaiman, Neil
2017-02 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393609097 Check Our Catalog


Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales.
In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin's son, …More


Are you patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for that best seller?  Here are some suggestions.

Ragnarok: The End of the Gods
Ragnarok: The End of the Gods
By Byatt, A. S.
2013-03 - Canongate Us
9780802120847 Check Our Catalog

The gods meet their cataclysmic end in this acclaimed work of fiction from the inimitable author of "Possession" and "The Children's Book," now in paperback. As the bombs rain down on Britain, one young girl struggling to make sense of her new life, whose dark, war-ravaged days feel very removed from the peace and love being preached in church and at school. …More


Scandinavian Mythology
Scandinavian Mythology
By Davidson, H. R. Ellis
Author Davidson, Hilda Roderick Ellis
1986-10 - Bedrick
9780872260412 Check Our Catalog

…More



Don't Know Much about Mythology: Everything You Need to Know about the Greatest Stories in Human History But Never Learned
Don't Know Much about Mythology: Everything You Need to Know about the Greatest Stories in Human History But Never Learned
By Davis, Kenneth C.
2006-08 - HarperCollins Publishers
9780060932572 Check Our Catalog

Since the beginning of time, people have crafted imaginative stories that have served as both religion and science, philosophy and psychology, astronomy and biology. Now, popular historian Kenneth C. Davis explores the world of myth. …More

Friday, February 17, 2017

Upcoming Events


Computer bookComputer Class-Intro to the Internet

10:30 am- 12:00 pm, Saturday, February 18

De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-8000 or visit HPL Events to register.  Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.
Intro to the Internet.  >Learn how to "surf the net" and find your away around cyberspace.  

BLACK HISTORY DESSERT CONTEST FOR KIDS

2 PM, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18

Do you know grandma's secret sweet potato pie recipe? Is it the best you've ever had? Then hurry to enter it in the Hackley Public Library Black History Dessert Contest where adults and children can enter for a chance to win extraordinary prizes.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. TO REGISTER, CALL 231-722-8014.

Black History  Month2nd Annual Sweet Soul Food Dessert Contest

2:00 pm, Saturday, February 18

Get your recipes out and find your best soul food dessert.  Compete for the best in the city.  Bring enough for attendees, plus the judge, to taste.  Sign up by calling HPL by February 11th.  We'll have prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place as well as a People's Choice award.  We'll have a panel of judges from the community.
Brought to the community through a generous bequest from Bess Commodore. WUVS 103.7 "The Community Station" the Beat is the media sponsor.

tabletsTablet Tips and Tricks

1:00 pm, Wednesday, February 22

Want to do more with your tablet? Bring it to HPL on Wednesdays at 1:00 to get tech help. Walk ins welcome.

Yoga NidraYoga Nidra

12:15 - 12:45 pm, Thursday, February 23

Yoga nidra or yogic sleep is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the "going-to-sleep" stage. It is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of verbal instructions. This state of consciousness (yoga nidra) is different from meditation in which concentration on a single focus is required. In yoga nidra the practitioner remains in a state of light pratyahara with four of his senses internalised, that is, withdrawn, and only the hearing still connects to the instructions. The yogic goal of both paths, deep relaxation (yoga nidra) and meditation are the same, a state called samadhi.
Yoga nidra is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. In lucid dreaming, one is only, or mainly, cognizant of the dream environment, and has little or no awareness of one's actual environment.
The practice of yoga relaxation has been found to reduce tension and anxiety. The autonomic symptoms of high anxiety such as headache, giddiness, chest pain, palpitations, sweating and abdominal pain respond well. It has been used to help soldiers from war cope with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Yoga nidra refers to the conscious awareness of the deep sleep state, referred to as prajna in Mandukya Upanishad.
Theresa Bernhardt will guide people in this practice.  Please bring a yoga mat if possible (some will be available.)  This is timed to be able to do on a lunch hour.

Computer bookComputer Class-Intro to Powerpoint

10:30 am- 12:00 pm, Saturday, February 25

De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-8000 or visit HPL Events to register.  Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.
This weeks' topic--Powerpoint.  Learn how to create a slide show.  

BLACK HISTORY CALENDAR CONTEST AWARDS CEREMONY

2 PM, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25

Join HPL in celebrating the talented winners of our Black History Month Calendar Contest as we appreciate their work, listen to the artists talk about their drawings, and enjoy light refreshments.


JazzIn the Tradition Jazz Ensemble

2:00 pm, Saturday, February 25

In The Tradition began in Detroit in the early 1990's when 5 members of the Neal Henry Septet formed the Christopher James/Charles Hopkins Quintet.  Over the years they became In the Tradition and found their calling.  Through the works of In The Tradition they “seek to educate listeners around the world about the African story, and hook the culturally disenfranchised members of the 'Diaspora' back into their heritage, laying on them [the] ensemble's refined expression of African-American classical music, in as authentic a presentation as they can muster.” (Matt Ward, Detroit Jazz Magazine, 10-16-13)
“This band's métier is straight-ahead Jazz, unplugged and resplendent in all its acoustic simplicity and textural earthiness, and underpinned by rhythms inspired by all parts of the far-flung reaches of the African Diaspora”...Matt Ward, Detroit Jazz Magazine, 10-16-13.
Brought to the community through a generous bequest from Bess Commodore. WUVS 103.7 "The Community Station" the Beat is the media sponsor.


Black history monthOpen Mic Poetry

6:00 PM, Monday, February 27

Read your own or your favorite Black History/Black Experience/African American poetry.  Clayton Hardiman will emcee the program.
Brought to the community through a generous bequest from Bess Commodore. WUVS 103.7 "The Community Station" the Beat is the media sponsor.

STORYTIME IN COLOR

6:45 PM, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27

Celebrating Black History Month with stories about African American heritage, games, crafts and a snack.


Hen SappComedian Hen Sapp

7:00 pm, Tuesday, February 28

Love to laugh but don't want to hear the profanity and vulgarity that some comedians use?  Hen Sapp is a very good family friendly alternative.   Everyone is welcome at his shows, kids included.
Hen Sapp is a loving husband and father of two girls, and an edgy Christian comedian with a gift to make people laugh.  As long as he can remember, he has made people laugh, from classmates to teachers, friends and family with his quick and witty responses.  He learned to tell jokes by playing the dozens as a way to protect himself after being teased about his skin complexion.
This event will be held at The Corner, 286 W Muskegon Ave.
Brought to the community through a generous bequest from Bess Commodore. WUVS 103.7 "The Community Station" the Beat is the media sponsor.  This event is co-sponsored by the Central Unite Methodist Church.

publisher logoTech Wednesday

3:00 pm, Wednesday, March 1


Bring your laptop or tablet and follow along while we explain tech topics in an informal setting.  This week we'll look at Publisher and learn some tips and tricks.  Bring your questions and we'll answer as many as we can.

"OFF THE WALL" WRITING & DRAWING CONTEST

FROM MARCH 1 THROUGH MARCH  31

WHO:  Students in grades 7 - 12

WHAT:  Poems, stories, drawings, comics, or any other ORIGINAL creative work

HOW:  Pick up the details at the library, or check out our website:  www.hackleylibrary.org

ENTRIES ARE DUE NO LATER THAN 5 PM FRIDAY, MARCH 31.


tabletsTablet Tips and Tricks

1:00 pm, Wednesday, March 1

Want to do more with your tablet? Bring it to HPL on Wednesdays at 1:00 to get tech help. Walk ins welcome.

Yoga NidraYoga Nidra

12:15 - 12:45 pm, Thursday, March 2

Yoga nidra or yogic sleep is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the "going-to-sleep" stage. It is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of verbal instructions. This state of consciousness (yoga nidra) is different from meditation in which concentration on a single focus is required. In yoga nidra the practitioner remains in a state of light pratyahara with four of his senses internalised, that is, withdrawn, and only the hearing still connects to the instructions. The yogic goal of both paths, deep relaxation (yoga nidra) and meditation are the same, a state called samadhi.
Yoga nidra is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. In lucid dreaming, one is only, or mainly, cognizant of the dream environment, and has little or no awareness of one's actual environment.
The practice of yoga relaxation has been found to reduce tension and anxiety. The autonomic symptoms of high anxiety such as headache, giddiness, chest pain, palpitations, sweating and abdominal pain respond well. It has been used to help soldiers from war cope with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Yoga nidra refers to the conscious awareness of the deep sleep state, referred to as prajna in Mandukya Upanishad.
Theresa Bernhardt will guide people in this practice.  Please bring a yoga mat if possible (some will be available.)  This is timed to be able to do on a lunch hour.

Computer bookComputer Class-Word

10:30 am- 12:00 pm, Saturday, March 4

De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-8000 or visit HPL Events to register.  Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.
his weeks' topic--Word:  Learn the basics of word processing, including opening and saving a document, entering text and making changes.  

"FRANCESCA" AUTHOR, SARAH BARNARD & ILLUSTRATOR, KATHARINE BOURDON VISIT HPL

2 PM SATURDAY, MARCH 4

Author Sarah Barnard stops by HPL to talk about her new book, bringing with her, Katharine Bourdon, the book's illustrator, who will give kids a peek at the world of book illustrating and drawing story characters.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

What to read while waiting for...




Right Behind You
Right Behind You
By Gardner, Lisa
2017-01 - Dutton Books
9780525954583 Check Our Catalog
Lisa Gardner's next thriller following her runaway New York Times bestseller Find Her takes her wildly popular brand of suspense to new heights.

Is he a hero?

Eight years ago, Sharlah May Nash's older brother beat their drunken father to death with a baseball bat in order to save both of their lives. Now thirteen years old, Sharlah has finally
…More


Are you patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for that best seller?  Here are some suggestions.


Dead to Me
Dead to Me
By Staincliffe, Cath
2014-01 - Minotaur Books
9781250038548 Check Our Catalog
A riveting, sharply observed and thoroughly modern police procedural, Dead to Me features a stellar but unlikely female detective team, and is perfect for fans of Tess Gerritsen and Deborah Crombie. …More



Final Act
Final Act
By Gregson, J. M.
2016-09 - Severn House Publishers
9780727886040 Check Our Catalog
Lambert & Hook discover that interrogating professional actors is an impossible business in the latest intriguing mystery.

Sam Jackson is not a man who suffers fools or anyone else gladly. A successful British television producer who fancies himself as a Hollywood mogul, he makes enemies easily, and delights in the fact.

It is no great surprise that such a
…More

Friday, February 10, 2017

Upcoming Events



Bling Thing

Friday, February 10, 5 pm - 8 pm

Pre-sale party with wine and chocolates.  $10 donation requested.
Bling Thing is a sale of donated costume, vintage and precious jewelry, as well as, purses, scarves and other things with "bling" run by the Friends of Hackley Library.  All proceeds go to the library.

tiaraBling Thing

Saturday, February 11, 10 am - 2 pm

Bling Thing is a sale of donated costume, vintage and precious jewelry, as well as, purses, scarves and other things with "bling" run by the Friends of Hackley Library.  All proceeds go to the library.


BRAD THE MAGICIAN

2 PM, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11

JOIN HACKLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY AS WE CONTINUE TO CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH THE MAGIC AND COMEDY OF BRAD LANCASTER. FUN FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES, 1 - 101.


Southside with You

6:00 pm, Monday, February 13

This film chronicles the often hilarious summer 1989 afternoon when young associate Barack Obama tries to win the heart of a young lawyer, Michelle Robinson, across Chicago's south side.  If you missed this 90 minute tribute to enduring love, catch it at the library just in time for Valentines' Day.
Brought to you through the generous bequest from Bess Commodore.
WUVS, 103.7 "The Community Station" the Beat, is the media sponsor.

STORYTIME IN COLOR

6:45 PM, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Celebrating Black History Month with stories about African American heritage, games, crafts and a snack.


Alices ordinary peopleAlice's Ordinary People

6:00 pm, Tuesday, February 14

Alice's Ordinary People is a documentary DVD about Alice Tregay, an unsung heroine of the Civil Rights Movement.  Her remarkable story spans the historic period from the marches of Dr. King to the election of Barack Obama; in fact, her great contribution in the field of politics is the thread which connects the two.  A more thorough description is offered at imaginevideo.org  under the tab Alice's Ordinary People.
Alice was recently featured on the NPR program "The Story with Dick Gordon."
Brought to the community through a generous bequest from Bess Commodore.   WUVS 103.7 "The Community Station" the Beat is the media sponsor.
www.thestory.org/stories/2012-08/alice-tregay-and-her-life-politics          
A librarian from Lakeland, Florida recently wrote:
Alice's Ordinary People is officially in our library collection and the shelf for checkout.  I did get a chance to see your film and I enjoyed it immensely.  It underlines how important it is to do one's part, even if one thinks it's small, to effect a good change in the world at large.
I found it quite inspiring...

tabletsTablet Tips and Tricks

1:00 pm, Wednesday, February 15

Want to do more with your tablet? Bring it to HPL on Wednesdays at 1:00 to get tech help. Walk ins welcome.

Tech Wednesday-Excel Tips

3:00 pm, Wednesday, February 15


Bring your laptop or tablet and follow along while we explain tech topics in an informal setting.  Today we'll take a look at Excel.  Bring your questions and we'll answer as many as we can.

Yoga NidraYoga Nidra

12:15 - 12:45 pm, Thursday, February 16

Yoga nidra or yogic sleep is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the "going-to-sleep" stage. It is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of verbal instructions. This state of consciousness (yoga nidra) is different from meditation in which concentration on a single focus is required. In yoga nidra the practitioner remains in a state of light pratyahara with four of his senses internalised, that is, withdrawn, and only the hearing still connects to the instructions. The yogic goal of both paths, deep relaxation (yoga nidra) and meditation are the same, a state called samadhi.
Yoga nidra is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. In lucid dreaming, one is only, or mainly, cognizant of the dream environment, and has little or no awareness of one's actual environment.
The practice of yoga relaxation has been found to reduce tension and anxiety. The autonomic symptoms of high anxiety such as headache, giddiness, chest pain, palpitations, sweating and abdominal pain respond well. It has been used to help soldiers from war cope with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Yoga nidra refers to the conscious awareness of the deep sleep state, referred to as prajna in Mandukya Upanishad.
Theresa Bernhardt will guide people in this practice.  Please bring a yoga mat if possible (some will be available.)  This is timed to be able to do on a lunch hour.

Computer bookComputer Class-Intro to the Internet

10:30 am- 12:00 pm, Saturday, February 18

De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-8000 or visit HPL Events to register.  Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.
Intro to the Internet.  >Learn how to "surf the net" and find your away around cyberspace.  

BLACK HISTORY DESSERT CONTEST FOR KIDS

2 PM, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18

Do you know grandma's secret sweet potato pie recipe? Is it the best you've ever had? Then hurry to enter it in the Hackley Public Library Black History Dessert Contest where adults and children can enter for a chance to win extraordinary prizes.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. TO REGISTER, CALL 231-722-8014.


Black History  Month2nd Annual Sweet Soul Food Dessert Contest

2:00 pm, Saturday, February 18

Get your recipes out and find your best soul food dessert.  Compete for the best in the city.  Bring enough for attendees, plus the judge, to taste.  Sign up by calling HPL by February 11th.  We'll have prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place as well as a People's Choice award.  We'll have a panel of judges from the community.
Brought to the community through a generous bequest from Bess Commodore. WUVS 103.7 "The Community Station" the Beat is the media sponsor.

tabletsTablet Tips and Tricks

1:00 pm, Wednesday, February 22

Want to do more with your tablet? Bring it to HPL on Wednesdays at 1:00 to get tech help. Walk ins welcome.

Yoga NidraYoga Nidra

12:15 - 12:45 pm, Thursday, February 23

Yoga nidra or yogic sleep is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the "going-to-sleep" stage. It is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of verbal instructions. This state of consciousness (yoga nidra) is different from meditation in which concentration on a single focus is required. In yoga nidra the practitioner remains in a state of light pratyahara with four of his senses internalised, that is, withdrawn, and only the hearing still connects to the instructions. The yogic goal of both paths, deep relaxation (yoga nidra) and meditation are the same, a state called samadhi.
Yoga nidra is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. In lucid dreaming, one is only, or mainly, cognizant of the dream environment, and has little or no awareness of one's actual environment.
The practice of yoga relaxation has been found to reduce tension and anxiety. The autonomic symptoms of high anxiety such as headache, giddiness, chest pain, palpitations, sweating and abdominal pain respond well. It has been used to help soldiers from war cope with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Yoga nidra refers to the conscious awareness of the deep sleep state, referred to as prajna in Mandukya Upanishad.
Theresa Bernhardt will guide people in this practice.  Please bring a yoga mat if possible (some will be available.)  This is timed to be able to do on a lunch hour.

Computer bookComputer Class-Intro to Powerpoint

10:30 am- 12:00 pm, Saturday, February 25

De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-8000 or visit HPL Events to register.  Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.
This weeks' topic--Powerpoint.  Learn how to create a slide show.  

BLACK HISTORY CALENDAR CONTEST AWARDS CEREMONY

2 PM, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25

Join HPL in celebrating the talented winners of our Black History Month Calendar Contest as we appreciate their work, listen to the artists talk about their drawings, and enjoy light refreshments.



JazzIn the Tradition Jazz Ensemble

2:00 pm, Saturday, February 25

In The Tradition began in Detroit in the early 1990's when 5 members of the Neal Henry Septet formed the Christopher James/Charles Hopkins Quintet.  Over the years they became In the Tradition and found their calling.  Through the works of In The Tradition they “seek to educate listeners around the world about the African story, and hook the culturally disenfranchised members of the 'Diaspora' back into their heritage, laying on them [the] ensemble's refined expression of African-American classical music, in as authentic a presentation as they can muster.” (Matt Ward, Detroit Jazz Magazine, 10-16-13)
“This band's métier is straight-ahead Jazz, unplugged and resplendent in all its acoustic simplicity and textural earthiness, and underpinned by rhythms inspired by all parts of the far-flung reaches of the African Diaspora”...Matt Ward, Detroit Jazz Magazine, 10-16-13.
Brought to the community through a generous bequest from Bess Commodore. WUVS 103.7 "The Community Station" the Beat is the media sponsor.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

New Books at HPL



Enigma Variations
Enigma Variations
By Aciman, Andre
2017-01 - Farrar, Straus and Giroux
9780374148430 Check Our Catalog


Andre Aciman, hailed as a writer of fiction at its most supremely interesting (The New York Review of Books), has written a novel that charts the life of a man named Paul, whose loves remain as consuming and as covetous throughout his adulthood as they were in his adolescence. Whether the setting is southern

Italy, where as a boy he has a crush on his parents cabinetmaker, or
…More


Selection Day
Selection Day
By Adiga, Aravind
2017-01 - Scribner Book Company
9781501150838 Check Our Catalog

From Aravind Adiga, the bestselling, Booker Prize winning author of The White Tiger, a dazzling new novel about two brothers in a Mumbai slum who are raised by their obsessive father to become cricket stars, and whose coming of age threatens their relationship, future, and sense of themselves.

Manjunath Kumar is fourteen and living in a slum in Mumbai. He knows he is good at
…More


Mulberry Moon
Mulberry Moon
By Anderson, Catherine
2017-01 - Jove Books
9780451488022 Check Our Catalog

The New York Times bestselling author of New Leaf returns to Mystic Creek, Oregon, where a wounded heart finds a place to call home. . . .

After a career on the rodeo circuit, Ben Sterling longs to settle down on his farm and start a family like his brothers. He's searched all over for the woman of his dreams. Yet the only one to spark his interest is the new
…More


All the Time in the World
All the Time in the World
By Angell, Caroline
2017-03 - Thorndike Press
9781410495518 Check Our Catalog


An unforgettable debut about a young woman's choice between the future she's always imagined and the people she's come to love.
Charlotte, a gifted and superbly trained young musician, has been blindsided by a shocking betrayal in her promising career when she takes a babysitting job with the McLeans, a glamorous Upper East Side Manhattan family. At first, the nanny gig is just a way of …More


The Bear and the Nightingale
The Bear and the Nightingale
By Arden, Katherine
2017-01 - Thorndike Press Large Print
9781410496171 Check Our Catalog

A magical debut novel for readers ofNaomi Novik sUprooted, Erin Morgenstern sThe Night Circus, and Neil Gaiman's myth-rich fantasies, The Bear and the Nightingale spins an irresistible spell as it announces the arrival of a singular talent with a gorgeous voice.



At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the
…More


Someone to Love
Someone to Love
By Balogh, Mary
2016-11 - Signet Book
9780451477798 Check Our Catalog

The New York Times bestselling author of Only a Kiss launches a new series with the death of an earl and the revelation of a scandalous secret...



Humphrey Westcott, Earl of Riverdale, has died, leaving behind a fortune that will forever alter the lives of everyone in his family including the daughter no one knew he had...

…More


Jane and the Waterloo Map
Jane and the Waterloo Map
By Barron, Stephanie
2017-01 - Soho Crime
9781616957995 Check Our Catalog

Jane Austen turns sleuth in this delightful Regency-era mystery

November, 1815. The Battle of Waterloo has come and gone, leaving the British economy in shreds; Henry Austen, high-flying banker, is about to declare bankruptcy dragging several of his brothers down with him. The crisis destroys Henry's health, and Jane flies to his London bedside, believing him to be dying. While
…More


The Fifth Petal
The Fifth Petal
By Barry, Brunonia
2017-01 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9781101905609 Check Our Catalog

Beloved author Brunonia Barry returns to the world of THE LACE READER with this spellbinding new thriller, a complex brew of suspense, seduction and murder.

When a teenage boy dies suspiciously on Halloween night, Salem's chief of police, John Rafferty, now married to gifted lace reader Towner Whitney, wonders if there is a connection between his death and Salem's most notorious
…More


The Sleepwalker
The Sleepwalker
By Bohjalian, Chris
2017-01 - Doubleday Books
9780385538916 Check Our Catalog

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Guest Room comes a spine-tingling novel of lies, loss, and buried desire the mesmerizing story of a wife and mother who vanishes from her bed late one night.

When Annalee Ahlberg goes missing, her children fear the worst. Annalee is a sleepwalker whose affliction manifests in ways both bizarre and devastating.
…More


Number 11
Number 11
By Coe, Jonathan
2017-01 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780451493361 Check Our Catalog

The long-awaited sequel to The Winshaw Legacy, the 1995 novel that introduced American readers to one of Britain's most exciting new writers--an acerbic, hilariously dark, and unflinching portrait of modern society.

The novel opens in the early aughts: two ten-year-olds, Alison and Rachel, have a frightening encounter with the "Mad Bird Woman" who lives down the road. As
…More


Transit
Transit
By Cusk, Rachel
2017-01 - Farrar, Straus and Giroux
9780374278625 Check Our Catalog


The stunning second novel of a trilogy that began with Outline, one of The New York Times Book Review's ten best books of 2015



In the wake of her family's collapse, a writer and her two young sons move to London. The process of this upheaval is the catalyst for a number of transitions personal, moral, artistic, and practical as she endeavors to
…More


Odessa Sea
Odessa Sea
By Cussler, Clive
2016-11 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780399575518 Check Our Catalog

Oceanography's answer to Indiana Jones *, Dirk Pitt responds to a mysterious Mayday signal from a deserted ship that draws him toward a deadly Cold War secret in this novel in the #1New York Times-bestselling series.

Dirk Pitt, the director of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, is on the Black Sea, helping to locate a lost Ottoman shipwreck, when he responds to
…More


Fearless
Fearless
By Dimon, HelenKay
2013-06 - Harlequin
9780373747559 Check Our Catalog

"His job had once torn them apartbut now it was the only thing that could bring them back together"

Davis Weeks had a sterling reputation for high-priority, under-the-radar rescue missions. His role in the prestigious undercover agency Corcoran Team trumped everything. Even Lara Bart. Though his loyalty to his position had once driven her away, Lara knew she had to tame her emotions if
…More


Clownfish Blues
Clownfish Blues
By Dorsey, Tim
2017-01 - William Morrow & Company
9780062429223 Check Our Catalog


A (Serge A.) Storm is brewing for a cabal of bad guys gaming the Florida state lottery in this insanely funny novel from the maestro of mayhem, Tim Dorsey.
If you're loud and proud Floridian Serge A. Storms, how do you follow up your very own remake of Easy Rider? You shoot your own "episodes" of your favorite classic television show, Route 66
With Coleman riding …More


Dracula vs. Hitler
Dracula vs. Hitler
By Duncan, Patrick Sheane
2016-10 - Inkshares
9781942645085 Check Our Catalog

A novel worthy of being called the true sequel to Bram Stoker's Dracula, and Patrick Sheane Duncan a writer rightfully deserving to be considered that author's successor. New York Journal of Books

Ravaged by the Nazi Secret Service during World War II, Romanian resistance forces turn to one of their leaders, Professor Van Helsing for any way out. To fight these
…More


Deception
Deception
By Ericson, Carol
2012-10 - Harlequin
9780373747009 Check Our Catalog

Columbella House, a crumbling Victorian mansion on the coast, is packed with secrets and danger. Now it all belongs to Mia St. Regis. For police chief Dylan Reese, the return of the beautiful heiress rekindles an old attraction, one he thought ended long ago. Before he can focus on their past, though, Mia's reappearance rouses a killer, someone who's made her the ultimate--and most prized--target. …More


The Wharf
The Wharf
By Ericson, Carol
2014-08 - Harlequin
9780373748396 Check Our Catalog

In Carol Ericson's next Brody Law book a police chief and a journalist keep their relationship professional--until she becomes a target...

True crime writer Kacie Manning vowed to expose the serial killer suspected of murdering her mother. And she was going to use the killer's son to do it. But Ryan Brody wasn't at all what she expected....

The sexy police chief hoped Kacie
…More


Leopard's Fury
Leopard's Fury
By Feehan, Christine
2016-11 - Jove Books
9780515156225 Check Our Catalog

A ruthless criminal unleashes his most feral desires in the new Leopard novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wild Cat.

Passion melts the will of an ice-cold criminal when he meets the one woman who can tame the beast inside him.


Leopard's Fury

With her own bakery in San Antonio, Evangeline Tregre made a new life far from
…More


Signals: New and Selected Stories
Signals: New and Selected Stories
By Gautreaux, Tim
2017-01 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780451493040 Check Our Catalog

A widely celebrated novelist gives us a generous collection of exhilarating short stories, proving that he is a master of this genre as well. Once again, "he reminds us," wrote The Miami Herald, "that great writing is a timeless art."

After the stunning historical novels The Clearing and The Missing, Tim Gautreaux now ranges freely through contemporary life
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Death's Mistress: Sister of Darkness: The Nicci Chronicles, Volume I
Death's Mistress: Sister of Darkness: The Nicci Chronicles, Volume I
By Goodkind, Terry
2017-01 - Tor Books
9780765388216 Check Our Catalog


Death's Mistress: Sister of Darkness will launch The Nicci Chronicles, Terry Goodkind's entirely new series with a cast of characters centered on one of his best-loved characters in the now-concluded Sword of Truth.
One-time lieutenant of the evil Emperor Jagang, known as Death's Mistress and the Slave Queen, the deadly Nicci captured Richard Rahl in order to convince him …More


False Friend
False Friend
By Grant, Andrew
2017-01 - Ballantine Books
9780399594304 Check Our Catalog

The second installment in the extraordinary Cooper Devereaux mystery thriller series, which combines the atmosphere of James Lee Burke and Craig Johnson with the noir brilliance of Robert Crais

An arsonist is targeting schools in Birmingham, Alabama with devastating effect. Detective Devereaux a man you can't quite trust and should never ignore must put a stop to the elusive
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Different Class
Different Class
By Harris, Joanne
2017-01 - Touchstone Books
9781501155512 Check Our Catalog

From the New York Times bestselling author of Chocolat comes a dark, suspenseful tale in the tradition of Patricia Highsmith about a sociopathic young outcast at an antiquated prep school and the curmudgeonly Latin teacher who uncovers his dangerous secret.

After thirty years at St. Oswald's Grammar in North Yorkshire, England, Latin master Roy Straitley has seen all
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Avenging the Owl
Avenging the Owl
By Hart, Melissa
2016-04 - Sky Pony Press
9781634501477 Check Our Catalog

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Han Solo avenged the destruction of an innocent planet by helping Luke Skywalker blow up the Death Star. Han walked away with a gold medal and the love of his life. But when Solo Hahnnamed in honor of the beloved action herotries to avenge the death of his gray-and-white kitten, he gets eight months of community service. Eight months of working at the …More


The Midnight Bell
The Midnight Bell
By Higgins, Jack
2016-12 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780399185304 Check Our Catalog

The bell rings at midnight, as death requires it. Irish proverb

From the dean of intrigue novelists (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) comes a knife-edge story of terrorism and revenge.

In Ulster, Northern Ireland, a petty criminal kills a woman in a drunken car crash. Her sons swear revenge.

In London, Sean Dillon and his colleagues in the Prime
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Maitland
Maitland
By Hunt, James Patrick
2005-01 - Five Star (ME)
1594142726 Check Our Catalog

Evan Maitland is co-owner and operator of Collette's Antiques, an upscale furniture store in Chicago. He's also a bail enforcement agent/bounty hunter. On a cold January night, a bail bondsman hires Maitland to find Barry McDermott, a lawyer charged with statutory rape. What appears to be a simple retrieval turns into something far more complicated. Maitland is shot in a gunfight and kills a man …More