June 2022 New Items (3 of 4)
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Metaxa-Albu, Mihaela, author
A bit much : a novel
Jackson, Sarah (Author of A bit much), author
Alice is twenty-four and falling apart. She's lost her job, her appetite, her ability to sleep. And now she's worried she's going to lose Mia, her closest friend, who's being treated for a serious illness. On the days Alice can get herself out of bed, she visits Mia at the hospital. While they sink into familiar patterns--Alice makes Mia laugh, Mia tells Alice she needs to get laid--they know their friendship is changing, and they can't control what will happen in the days ahead. Still focused on Mia, while trying to convince others she's a stable, happy person, Alice meets her neighbour James--someone she used to try to avoid. They're interested in each other, but Alice, who is a lethal combination of judgmental and insecure, is hesitant; she has never had luck with dating, and she thinks now is a weird time since Mia needs her.
The Boardwalk Bookshop
Mallery, Susan, author
When fate brings three strangers to a charming space for lease on the California coast, the Boardwalk Bookshop is born. Part bookstore, part gift shop, part bakery, it's a dream come true for Bree, Mikki and Ashley. At sunset every Friday on the beach in front of the Boardwalk Bookshop, the three friends share a champagne toast. As their bond grows closer, they challenge one another to become the best versions of themselves.
Captain Underpants and the sensational saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot : the twelfth epic novel
Pilkey, Dav, 1966- author
George and Harold and their doubles, Yesterday George and Yesterday Harold, have been taking turns going to school, but when the doubles fall prey to their gym teacher, Mr. Meaner, and his method of mind control that turns students into attentive, obedient, perfect children, it is up to original George and Harold to strike back.
Cat Kid Comic Club. Volume 3, On purpose
Pilkey, Dav, 1966- author, illustrator
Naomi, Melvin, and siblings are each trying to find their purpose. Naomi has an idea to get rich quick that causes a lot of commotion and emotion. And when faced with rejections, the friends try and try again to stay true to their vision. To top it off, a surprise visitor comes to class to stir things up. Will a desire for money and power cloud Naomi's purpose? Is it quitting time? Will the club ever be the same?
Click, clack rainy day
Cronin, Doreen, author
On a rainy day, everyone on the farm stays inside except the cows, who enjoy the rain, mud, and wind.
Magee, Audrey, author.
It is the summer of 1979. An English painter travels to a small island off the west coast of Ireland in hopes of having an authentic experience, to be changed by this place, to let its quiet and light fill him, give him room to create. But the people who live on this rock - three miles long and half a mile wide - have their own views on what is being recorded, what is being taken, and what ought to be given in return. Meanwhile, all over Ireland, violence is erupting. And there is blame enough to go around.
The foundling : a novel
Leary, Ann. author
In 1927, eighteen-year-old Mary Engle is hired as a secretary at the remote institution for mentally disabled women called the Nettleton State Village for Feebleminded Women of Childbearing Age. She soon comes to admire how dedicated the director, Dr. Agnes Vogel, is to the poor and vulnerable women under her care, but she discovers that a childhood friend of hers is an inmate and not all is as it sems.
In the clouds
MacKay, Elly, author
A bored and curious little girl wishes for a bit of sunshine on a cloudy day. But a friendly bird soon whisks her off for an adventure in the sky, where she can contemplate questions both scientific and philosophical in nature: how do clouds float? Or carry the rain? Where do they go when they disappear? Are there clouds on other planets? Do they have memories? Have they ever seen a girl like her?
The lying club
Ward, Annie, author
'Big Little Lies' meets 'Desperate Housewives' in the explosive new novel from Annie Ward, about three women in a hyper-elite private school community whose lives are turned upside down by the dark secrets that roil beneath the surface, culminating in a shocking crime and electrifying twists readers wont see coming. From the author of 'Beautiful Bad'.
The magnificent lives of Marjorie Post : a novel
Pataki, Allison, author
Mrs. Post, the President and First Lady are here to see you. Such is Marjorie Merriweather Post's average evening. Presidents have come and gone, but she has hosted them all. Covered in diamonds and deemed American royalty, Marjorie nevertheless remains the product of her hardscrabble Midwestern roots and an insatiable drive to live, love, and give. Not content to stay in her prescribed roles of coddled wife, mother, and hostess, Marjorie dared to demand more, making history as a leader in her family's business and a trailblazer in philanthropy and high society. Marjorie lived like an empress, worked like a titan of industry, and shaped a century. And yet Marjorie's story, though full of beauty and lived in her palatial homes like Mar-a-Lago, was equally marked by heartbreak.
Mottley, Leila, 2002- author
Kiara Johnson and her brother Marcus are barely scraping by in a squalid East Oakland apartment complex. Both have dropped out of high school, their family fractured by death and prison. One night, what begins as a drunken misunderstanding with a stranger turns into the job Kiara never imagined wanting but now desperately needs: nightcrawling. And her world breaks open even further when her name surfaces in an investigation that exposes her as a key witness in a massive scandal within the Oakland police department.
Roberts, Nora, author
"Harry Booth started stealing at nine to keep a roof over his ailing mother's head, slipping into luxurious, empty homes at night to find items he could trade for precious cash. When his mother finally succumbed to cancer, he left Chicago-but kept up his nightwork. Wandering from the Outer Banks to Savannah to New Orleans, he dons new identities and stays careful, observant, distant. He can't afford to attract attention-or get attached. Still, he can't help letting his guard down when he meets Miranda Emerson. But the powerful bond between them cannot last-because not all thieves follow Harry's code of honor. Some pay others to take risks so they can hoard more treasures. Some are driven by a desire to own people the way they own paintings and jewels. And after Harry takes a lucrative job commissioned by Carter LaPorte, LaPorte sees a tool he can use, and decides he wants to own Harry. The man is a predator more frightening than the alligators that haunt the bayou-and when he strongarms Harry into robbing a Baltimore museum, Harry abandons Miranda-cruelly, with no explanation-and disappears. But no matter what name he uses or where he goes, LaPorte casts a shadow over Harry's life. To truly free himself, he must face down his enemy once and for all. Only then can he hope to possess something more valuable than anything he has ever stolen."-- Provided by publisher.
No more lies : a novel
Lonsdale, Kerry, author.
After years of constantly relocating due to a secret no one must ever know, successful animator Jenna Mason concedes to her son Josh's request to put down roots until a reporter causes her world to come crashing down around her, resulting in Josh's disappearance.
Nora goes off script : a novel
Monaghan, Annabel, author
Nora Hamilton knows the formula for love better than anyone. As a romance channel screenwriter, it's her job. But then her husband leaves her and their two kids, and Nora turns her marriage's collapse into cash, writing the best script of her life. When the script is picked up for the big screen and set to film at her home with former Sexiest Man Alive Leo Vancecast as her ex-husband, Nora's life will never be the same.
Notes on your sudden disappearance : a novel
Espach, Alison, 1984- author
The summer before Sally Holt starts the eighth grade begins as a gloriously uneventful one, full of family trips to the beach and long afternoons at the local pool with her older sister Kathy, which they mostly use as an excuse to ogle Billy Barnes, who works the concession stand there. Their fascination with him is one of the few things the increasingly different sisters have in common. By summer's end Billy and Kathy are an item-an unthinkable stroke of luck that ends in an even more unthinkable tragedy. Set over the course of fifteen years, charting shared history and missed connections, Notes on your sudden disappearance is both a breathtaking love story between two broken people who are unexplainably, inconveniently drawn to each other, and a wry, sharply observant coming-of-age story that looks at the ways the people we love the most continue to shape our lives long after they're gone.
Out of the clear blue sky
Higgins, Kristan, author
Lillie knew the empty nest would be hard when her son left for college, but she had no idea of the full extent to which her world would come crashing down - until her husband announced out of the blue that he was in love with another woman, and he would be leaving, too. She surely couldn't look for help from her mother, who had left the family. Her father was usually her rock, but recently, he'd betrayed her, too. So, who was going to help her? Actually, maybe all of them. And maybe she would save them, too.
Remarkably bright creatures : a novel
Van Pelt, Shelby, author
A debut novel about a widow's unlikely friendship with a giant Pacific octopus reluctantly residing at the local aquarium-and the truths she finally uncovers about her son's disappearance 30 years ago.
Vo, Nghi, author
Luli Wei is beautiful, talented, and desperate to be a star. Coming of age in pre-Code Hollywood, she knows how dangerous the movie business is and how limited the roles are for a Chinese American girl from Hungarian Hill. For those who do survive to earn their fame, success comes with a steep price. Luli is willing to do whatever it takes - even if that means becoming the monster herself.
Grisham, John, author
Jake Brigance returns; a death row inmate makes an unusual final request; a dysfunctional legal family gets their day in court - but maybe not the way they envisioned it. These are just a few of the unforgettable characters readers will encounter in these three novellas.
Nothing extraordinary ever happens to Carol Peters, so when she starts getting snarky backtalk from her TV, phone, and microwave, she thinks she's being punked. Or losing her mind. The world's first superintelligence has chosen to study and observe Carol's attempt to romantically reconcile with her former boyfriend to better understand the human condition. Soon, the all-powerful entity takes over her life ... with ominous plans to possibly take over the world. Now, Carol is potentially humanity's last chance before this AI-with-an-attitude decides to pull the plug.
The tiger rising = Et surgit le tigre
The moving story of an eleven-year-old boy who finds a caged tiger in the woods behind the motel where he lives with his father. Now, the boy must decide what to do with his discovery and at the same time come to terms with his troubled past.
The explosive origin story of Tom Clancy's action hero John Kelly, an elite Navy SEAL whose life is changed forever after uncovering an international conspiracy. Torn between personal honor and loyalty to his country, he fights his enemies without remorse if he hopes to avert disaster.
The wolf and the lion = Le loup et le lion
A wolf pup and a lost lion cub are rescued by a girl in the heart of the Canadian wilderness. Their friendship will change their lives forever.