Fiction On Order

This is a list of new fiction titles ordered for the Springfield City Library this month.

If you wish to place a hold on a title, you may do so by placing a request yourself through the online catalog, or by calling your local library branch, or by using our Ask-a-Librarian service.

June 2021
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Adams, TaylorHairpin BridgeNot accepting that her estranged twin sister committed suicide, Lena Nguyen interviews the highway patrolman who allegedly discovered her body, but who is mentioned by name in the last text her sister ever sent.
Addison, KatherineThe Witness for the DeadWhile serving the common people Amalo, Thara Celehar, a Witness for the Dead, finds his skills leading him out of the quiet and into a morass of treachery, murder and injustice, in this stand-alone sequel to The Goblin Emperor.
Ah'millionLevels to This ShytUrban Fiction
Ah'millionLevels to This Shyt 2Urban Fiction
Angelo, MichelleUnapologetically MisunderstoodA novel centered around Jonae and her complicated relationships with her mother and a wealthy businessman whom she believes is potentially her future.
Aubray, CamilleThe GodmothersGodmothers to one another’s children, four women, who married into a prosperous Italian family, must come together, despite secrets and betrayals, when their husbands are forced to leave them during World War II, pitting them against notorious gangsters who run the streets of New York City.
Austin, Lynn N.Chasing ShadowsChristian Historical
Balogh, MarySomeone to CherishRomance - Westcott #8
Benedict, Marie, and Victoria Christopher MurrayThe Personal LibrarianHired by J. P. Morgan to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, books and artwork for his newly built Pierpont Morgan Library, Belle de Costa Greene becomes one of the most powerful women in New York despite the dangerous secret she keeps.
Bentley, DonTom Clancy Target AcquiredThriller - Jack Ryan, Jr. #6
Berenson, LaurienPup FictionCozy Mystery - Melanie Travis #27
Bova, BenPower ChallengesScience Fiction - Jake Ross #4
Brenner, JamieBlushReturning with her mother to her parents’ North Fork Long Island winery, college-age Sadie discovers that her Grandma Vivian once ran a “trashy” book club and decides to reinstate it as a way to reconnect the family.
Brodie, EmmaSongs in Ursa MajorIn 1969, Jane Quinn, an aspiring singer, gets the chance of a lifetime when she goes on tour with Jesse Reid, a folk music superstar, and as their partnership turns into a passionate love affair, Jane discovers too late the dark secret beneath his music.
Brunstetter, Wanda E.The Return to the Big ValleyInspirational
Bryant, NiobiaHer PleasureUrban Fiction - Mistress #6
Burton, Jeffrey B.The KeepersCozy Mystery - Mace Reid K9 #2
Cain, KellyAn Acquired TasteRomance
Campbell, JackBoundlessScience Fiction
Carlisle, KateLittle Black BookCozy Mystery - Bibliophile #15
Castro, V.The Queen of the CicadasHorror
Clark, TracyRunnerMystery - Chicago #4
Coates, DarcyThe Whispering DeadWhen Keira wakes in a strange forest, she can remember only two things: she can see ghosts, and strange, mask-wearing men are hunting her.
Colgan, JennySunrise by the SeaRomance - Little Beach Street Bakery #4
Crawford, TaugjayeYour Gangsta Love Keeps Pulling Me BackUrban Fiction
Dahlan, SarinaResetScience Fiction
Dailey, JanetSanta's SweetheartRomance - Christmas Tree Ranch #4
Dee, ElbieShe Didn't Know About MeUrban Fiction
Dent, LizzyThe Summer JobWhen Heather, her world class wine expert best friend, ditches a summer job at a highland Scottish hotel, Birdy wonders if she can survive the summer pretending to be her, especially when she falls in love with a man who thinks she is someone else.
Diesel, VonHard and RuthlessUrban Fiction
Diesel, VonHard and Ruthless 2Urban Fiction
Diesel, VonMob Town 251What begins as a game for conniving playa Keith turns into a cycle of lust, disgust, and murder when everyone becomes a victim of their own stratagem.
Doan, Amy MasonLady SunshineInheriting The Sandcastle — a sprawling estate that was once a gathering place for musicians, artists and free spirits — from her great aunt, Jackie Pierce finds a way to bring it to life again while trying to solve a 20-year-old mystery that reveals dark secrets.
Doiron, PaulDead by DawnMystery - Mike Bowditch #12
Dorey-Stein, BeckRock the BoatFiction
Dragun, MonetTo the Thug I Loved BeforeIt's hard for a woman to heal from a broken heart when she constantly tells herself: I belong to the thug I loved before.
Ellroy, JamesWidespread PanicA novel about the king of the 1950s Hollywood underground--a tale of pervasive paranoia filled with communist conspiracies, FBI finks, celebrity smut films, and strange bedfellows.
Enjeti, AnjaliThe Parted EarthWhen a pregnancy loss uproots her life, Shan begins the search for her estranged grandmother and, piecing together her family history shattered by the Partition of India, discovers how little she actually knows about the women in her family and what they endured.
Evison, JonathanLegends of the North CascadesComing home after three tours in Iraq, Dave Cartwright, unable to connect to the people around him, takes his daughter to live in a cave in the wilderness of the North Cascades after tragedy strikes.
Feehan, ChristineMurder at Sunrise LakeThe owner of Sunrise Lake resort high in the Sierra Nevada mountains, Stella Harrison must face her traumatic past, with the help of a mysterious man, when her premonitions reveal that a killer is out there.
Fletcher, JessicaKilling in a Koi PondCozy Mystery - Murder, She Wrote #53
Foster, LoriThe Summer of No AttachmentsFiction - Summer Friends #2
Frankel, LaurieOne Two ThreeThe Mitchell sisters — teenage triplets — find everything changing in their town when a handsome new student enrolls at Bourne Memorial High who happens to be their family’s sworn enemy.
French, NicciWhat to Do When Someone DiesIn this ingenious stand-alone thriller, a grieving wife is forced to ask: Which is worse: infidelity or murder?
Friedland, ElyssaLast Summer at the Golden HotelPerfect for fans of Dirty Dancing and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, this funny, nostalgia-filled story follows the Goldman and Weingold families as they, amid drama and scandal, try to save the Golden Hotel – their beloved getaway in the Catskills.
Gabhart, Ann H.Along a Storied TrailInspirational
Galchen, RivkaEveryone Knows Your Mother is a WitchHistorical Fiction
Gear, Kathleen O'NealThe Ice LionScience Fiction - Rewilding Reports #1
Gear, W. MichaelDissolutionScience Fiction - Wyoming Chronicles #1
Gilbert, VictoriaBooked for DeathCozy Mystery - Book Lovers B&B #1
Gilbert, VictoriaReserved for MurderCozy Mystery - Book Lovers B&B #2
Goldberg, LeonardThe Abduction of Pretty PennyHistorical Mystery - Daughter of Sherlock Holmes #5
Gonzalez James, ElizabethMona at SeaFiction
Griffiths, EllyThe Night HawksMystery - Dr. Ruth Galloway #13
Hall, BrianThe Stone Loves the WorldFiction
Hall, KerstinStar EaterElfred Raugh, horrified by the reality of preserving the Sisterhood of Aytrium’s magical bloodline, becomes a spy for a shadowy cabal, gaining access to the highest reaches of the Sisterhood where she enters a world of opulent parties, subtle deceptions and unexpected bloodshed.
Harris, NathanThe Sweetness of WaterA profound debut about the unlikely bond between two freedmen who are brothers and the Georgia farmer whose alliance will alter their lives, and his, forever.
Harrison, KimMillion Dollar DemonFantasy - Hollows #15
Harrison, M. JohnThe Sunken Land Begins to Rise AgainScience Fiction
Hedlund, JodyCome Back to MeScientist Marian Creighton was skeptical of her father's lifelong research of ancient holy water--until she ingests some of it and finds herself transported back to the Middle Ages. With the help of an emotionally wounded nobleman, can she make her way back home? Or will she be trapped in the past forever?
Henkin, JoshuaMorningside HeightsWhen the health of her husband, a brilliant Shakespeare professor, starts declining, Pru, struggling on her own and feeling isolated, meets a man with whom the possibility of new romance blooms until her estranged stepson, a wealthy biotech investor, come back into their lives.
Higgins, KristanPack up the moonRomance
Holton, IndiaThe Wisteria Society of Lady ScoundrelsA member of the Wisteria Society, Cecilia Bassingwaite, an ideal Victorian lady who is also a thief, meets her match in a sometimes assassin who has been hired to rid England of all its presumptuous women, starting with the Wisteria Society.
Howarth, PaulDust Off the BonesHistorical Fiction - Only Killers and Thieves #2
Hume, VirginiaHaven PointA debut novel about the generations of a family that spends summers in a seaside enclave on Maine's rocky coastline, for fans of Elin Hilderbrand, Beatriz Williams, and Sarah Blake.
Imamura, NatsukoThe Woman in the Purple SkirtExploring envy, loneliness, power dynamics and the vulnerability of unmarried women, this novel of suspense follows the Woman in the Yellow Cardigan as she becomes dangerously obsessed with the Woman in the Purple Skirt, whom she befriends in an attempt to get close to.
Jackson, LisaThe Third GraveRomantic Suspense - Reed and Gillette #4
Jarelle, NathanBeyond PoetryTrapped in Philadelphia's imagined warzone known as "Brooke's Rowe", Junior attempts to avoid becoming a statistic in this tragic tale connecting love, poetry, and the pursuit of happiness.
Jestin, VictorHeatwaveFiction
Johnson, DianeLorna Mott Comes HomeIn her 60s, Lorna Mott Dumas decides to leave her 20-year marriage to her French second husband and return to her native San Francisco to pick up a life she left behind, which goes hilariously awry.
Joshi, AlkaThe Secret Keeper of JaipurBack in the Pink City where he was once a wily street urchin, Malik, assigned to help Samir Singh’s feckless son Ravi build the new public cinema, finds his livelihood, reputation and the people he loves most threatened after Ravi implicates him in a ruthless scandal.
King, Laurie R.Castle ShadeHistorical Mystery - Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes #17
KingpenConcrete KillaUrban Fiction
KingpenConcrete Killa 2Urban Fiction
Krauze, GabrielWho They WasFiction
Kuo-li, ChangThe SniperJason Bourne meets John McClane in this electrifying Taiwanese thriller about a young special-forces sniper ordered to assassinate a high-level government official, and a seasoned homicide detective called in to investigate a series of grisly murders that lead to a criminal conspiracy at the highest levels of power. 
Lackey, MercedesBeyondFantasy - Founding of Valdemar #1
Lake, JossFuture FeelingAn embittered dog walker obsessed with a social media influencer inadvertently puts a curse a young man--and must adventure into mysterious dimension in order to save him.
Lansdale, Joe R.Moon LakeMystery
Layne, LaurenTo Sir, With LoveLove Is Blind meets You've Got Mail in this romantic comedy following two 30somethings who meet on a blind dating app--only to realize that their online chemistry is nothing compared to their offline rivalry.
Lea, CarolineThe Metal HeartDuring World War II, on a remote Scottish Coast, Dorothy, while caring for sick and wounded Italian soldiers, is drawn to Cesare, a young man broken by the horrors of battle, until the tensions between the islanders and outsiders deepen, testing their loyalty and desire.
Lee, JonathanThe Great MistakeHistorical Mystery
Leky, MarianaWhat You Can See from HereFiction
Levien, MarissaThe World Gives WayScience Fiction
Levy, E. J.The Cape DoctorThis story of one man’s journey from penniless Irish girl to one of the most well-respected physicians of his time is inspired by the life of Dr. James Miranda Barry.
Liu, MarjorieThe Tangleroot Palace: StoriesFantasy
Loyalty / Williams, AshleyCuffed Me A Young BossUrban Fiction
LoyaltyCuffed Me A Young Boss 2Urban Fiction
LoyaltyCuffed Me A Young Boss 3Urban Fiction
Lozano, BrendaLoopWritten in a sometimes irreverent style, in short fragments that at points are more like haikus than narrative prose, this is a truly original reflection on love, relationships, solitude and the aesthetics and purpose of writing.
Mackintosh, ClareHostageA claustrophobic thriller set over twenty hours on one airplane flight, with the heart-stopping tension of The Last Flight and the wrenching emotional intensity of Room.
Martin, CharlesThe Letter KeeperInspirational - Murphy Shepherd #2
McHugh, LauraWhat's Done in DarknessThriller
McKinney, KelseyGod Spare the GirlsFiction
Mendez, PaulRainbow MilkSeeking a fresh start in London after escaping a repressive religious community, Jesse finds himself at a lost for a new center of gravity and turns to sex work, music and art to create his own notions of love, masculinity and spirituality.
Meruane, LinaNervous SystemFiction
Miles, TerryRabbitsThis fast-paced technothriller takes readers into an underground alternate reality game where the future of the world depends on a player named K.
Mohammed, CelestePleasantviewIn this novel-in-stories about a fictional town in Trinidad, Mohammed reveals the dark side of the Caribbean dream.
Montclair, AllisonA Rogue's CompanyHistorical Mystery - Sparks & Bainbridge #3
Montgomery, BrielleThe AppraisalPaid to bait unsuspecting partners to determine their loyalty, Jayla Morgan, taking “seductress” to a whole new level, finds her twisted lies and scandalous exploits standing in the way of true love with the man of her dreams.
Mott, JasonHell of a BookA work of fiction goes to the heart of racism, police violence, and the hidden costs exacted upon Black Americans, and America as a whole.
Neilan, PaulThe Hollywood SpiralHired to find an escort who possesses a program/entity that can bend reality to the whims of its user, hard-drinking PI Harrigan must face off against crime gangs, mercenaries and The First Church Multiverse as a rapidly approaching comet threatens to destroy them all.
Nicieza, FabianSuburban DicksThe cocreator of Deadpool presents this highly entertaining debut novel that follows a very pregnant former FBI profiler as she, with her five kids in tow, tries the solve the murder of a gas attendant with the help of a disgraced local journalist.
Noblin, Annie EnglandMaps for the GetawayFiction
Norton, GrahamHome StretchFiction
O'Keefe, Megan E.Catalyst GateScience Fiction - Protectorate #3
Offutt, ChrisThe Killing HillsMystery
Oke, JanetteSustaining FaithInspirational - When Hope Calls #2
Palmer, DianaNotoriousRomance - Long, Tall Texans #53
Peynado, BrendaThe Rock Eaters: StoriesShort Stories
Phillips, Susan ElizabethWhen Stars CollideRomance - Chicago Stars #9
Pittman, RayneshaCarl Weber's Kingpins: West CoastDesperate to get out South Central Los Angeles, Temper Chey, after a brief escapade with one of the most infamous Crip kingpins, finds her plans changing despite the promise she made to her uncle.
Prose, FrancineThe VixenIn 1953, at a distinguished New York publishing firm, Simon Putnam, a recent Harvard graduate is tasked with editing a steamy bodice-ripper based on the trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg — a project that makes him realize that everyone around him are not what they seem.
Rari, Paper BoiKingpin Dreams: Cause and EffectsMotivated by kingpin dreams, success is not an option for Maleek, it's a must.
Rari, Paper BoiKingpin Dreams 2: No Snitches, No SuspectsUrban Fiction
Rari, Paper BoiKingpin Dreams 3Urban Fiction
Ray, EleanorThe Missing Treasures of Amy AshtonFor fans of The Keeper of Lost Things and Evvie Drake Starts Over comes a funny and tender debut about a reclusive artist whose collection has gotten out of control--but whose unexpected friendship with a pair of new neighbors might be just what she needs to start over.
Reid, AvaThe Wolf and the WoodsmanInspired by Hungarian history and Jewish mythology, a debut novel follows Évike, a young pagan woman, as she, rescued by Gáspár, the one-eyed captain of the Woodsmen—and a disgraced prince, makes a tenuous pact to stop his brother from instigating a violent reign.
Ricciardi, DavidShadow TargetThriller - Jake Keller #4
Rice, Malik D.Money, Murder and MemoriesRondo has a plan to get rich, but will his aspirations lead him down a tumultuous road filled with money, murder, and memories that outweigh the amenities of wealth?
Rice, Malik D.Money, Murder, and Memories 2Urban Fiction
Rice, Malik D.Money, Murder and Memories 3Urban Fiction
Richards, EmilieThe House GuestsWhen her step-daughter steals money belonging to Amber, a woman who has since been evicted along with her teenage son, Cassie invites them to move in with her and as they each form friendships, Cassie discovers that Amber is trying to outrun her dark past.
Robert, KateeNeon GodsTo escape her controlling mother, an arranged marriage and the ultra-modern city of Olympus, Persephone Dimitrou makes a devil’s bargain with a man who she once believed was a myth who awakens her heart and body to a world she never knew existed.
Rodriques, EliasAll the Water I've Seen Is RunningAfter learning that his close friend from high school has died, Daniel returns to North Florida from New York to meet up with his old classmates and try to find meaning in their friend’s passing.
Ryan, KennedyReelFirst volume in a series with a Hollywood tale of wild ambition, artistic obsession, and unrelenting love.
Sager, RileySurvive the NightThriller
Saylor, StevenDominus: A Novel of the Roman EmpireHistorical Fiction
SaynomoreMob TiesUrban Fiction
SaynomoreMob Ties 2Urban Fiction
Scott, CavanStar Wars: The Rising StormScience Fiction - The High Republic
Sebastian, CatThe Queer Principles of Kit WebbLord Holland--going against his gentlemanly behavior to save himself and a beloved friend to reclaim a book that once belonged to his mother--takes lessons in thievery from Kit Webb, with whom he falls in love despite the impediments in their path.
SequaiaMeant to Be YoursHer heart is healing. His has been broken since she left. Can coming together again be for the best?
Sestanovich, ClareObjects of Desire: StoriesShort Stories
Shalvis, JillLove for BeginnersRomance - Wildstone #7
ShanicexlolaYours to BareUrban Fiction
Sharpson, NeilWhen the Sparrow FallsScience Fiction
Shriver, LionelShould We Stay or Should We GoFiction
Sohn, Won-PyungAlmondA teenager born with a brain condition that makes it difficult to feel emotions has his world shattered when he loses his devoted mother and grandmother and finds himself in a surprising friendship with the school bully.
Steadman, CatherineThe Disappearing ActA British actress discovers the dark side of Hollywood when she is the only witness to the sudden disappearance of a woman she meets at an audition.
Stetz-Waters, KareliaSatisfaction GuaranteedWhen she inherits a sex toy store, along with a gorgeous co-owner named Selena, Cade Elgin, a buttoned-up professional, must mix business with battery-operated pleasure if she wants both the shop and her relationship with Serena to work.
Suarez, DarielThe Playwright's HouseFiction
Suri, TashaThe Jasmine ThroneWhen Malini, trapped in an ancient cliffside temple that was once the revered source of the magical deathless waters, witnesses her servant’s true nature, their destinies become irrevocably tangled — and the course of a kingdom is forever changed.
Taddeo, LisaAnimalJoan returns to Los Angeles to come to terms with a childhood trauma and forge the power to fight back against the people who hurt her.
Taylor, BrandonFilthy AnimalsShort Stories
Taylor, Sarah StewartA Distant GraveMystery - Maggie D'arcy #2
Thompson, Aggie BlumI Don't Forgive YouThriller
Thomson, ZangbaThree Black Boys: Tomorrow After SupperThree childhood friends put their lives on the line to rescue a victim plagued with the deadly black fever disease.
Vernon, P. J.Bath HausFinally sober and with his life back on track, Oliver Park visits a gay bathhouse in a moment of weakness and races home to his partner, bruised and barely escaping with his life, to begin a web of ongoing lies.
Vernon, P. J.When You Find MeMystery
Wahrer, CaitlinThe DamageThriller
Waldon, LacieThe LayoverStranded in a luxury resort in paradise with her nemesis, former pilot Jack Stone, flight attendant Ava Greene begins to second-guess everything she thought she knew about him and everything she thought she wanted from her life.
Warkentin, ElyssaThe Ghost At The WindowHistorical Mystery
Weber, DavidGovernorScience Fiction - Ascent to Empire #1
Wecker, HeleneThe Hidden PalaceFiction - Golem and the Jinni #2
White, KateThe FiancéeThriller
Williams, JenA Dark and Secret PlaceMystery
Wilson, F. PaulDouble ThreatA small-town woman tries to conceal that an alien consciousness has invaded her head and given her the gift of healing but still finds herself the targeted by members of a mysterious desert cult.
Wilson, SusanWhat a Dog KnowsFiction
Winfrey, KerryVery Sincerely YoursRomance
Wise, A. C.Wendy, DarlingWhen Peter Pan returns, taking her daughter Jane instead of her, Wendy must follow Peter back to Neverland and rescue Jane--and finally face the darkness at the heart of the island.
Wiseman, BethAn Unlikely MatchInspirational - Amish Inn #2
May 2021
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Afia, NekesaDead Dead GirlsThe start of an new historical mystery series set during the Harlem Renaissance.
Alers, RochelleThe Beach HouseRomance - Book Club #2
Anderson, RebeccaIsabelle and AlexanderHistorical Romance
Armstrong, KelleyCursed LuckThe first book in a new fantasy series about a curse weaver in Boston and her encounter with the scion of a wealthy family of luck workers.
Arnett, KristenWith TeethThe story of two mothers, one difficult son, and the limitations of marriage, parenthood, and love.
Banker, AshokA Dark Queen RisesFantasy - The Burnt Empire #2
Bazelon, LaraA Good MotherReturning from maternity leave, LA attorney Abby Rosenberg agrees to defend a young mother accused of murdering her husband, a decorated combat veteran, and as evidence mounts against her client, the case that careens toward an outcome no one expects, especially Abby.
Bean, JaymeUntouchedThriller
Beckman, AliciaBitterroot LakeWhen four women separated by tragedy reunite at a lakeside Montana lodge, murder forces them to confront everything they thought they knew about the terrifying accident that tore them apart, in Agatha Award-winning author Beckman's suspense debut.
Bellefleur, AlexandriaHang the MoonRomance
Blackstock, TerriAftermathA childhood friend and the faith she taught him got Dustin through his childhood. But friendship might be what destroys him now, and his faith is slipping away.
Blau, Jessica AnyaMary JaneAlmost Famous meets Daisy Jones and the Six in this funny, wise and tender novel about a fourteen-year-old girl's coming of age in 1970s Baltimore, caught between her straight-laced family and the progressive family she nannies for - who happen to be secretly hiding a famous rock star and his movie star wife for the summer.
Blau, SarahThe OthersThriller
Bliss, HarperAt Your Most BeautifulRomance
Bly, MaryLizzie & DanteOn the heels of a difficult break-up and a devastating diagnosis, Shakespearian scholar Lizzie Delford decides to take one last lavish vacation on Elba, the sun-kissed island off the Italian coast, with her best friend and his movie-star boyfriend.
Bromley, KateTalk Bookish to MeRomance
Brown, DaleArctic Storm RisingFirst in a new series, featuring U.S. Air Force intelligence officer Nick Flynn on the hunt for Russian commandos in the mountains of Alaska.
Brundage, ElizabethThe Vanishing PointAt Rye Adler's funeral, they didn't bury his body - or the rivalry of his closest enemy.
Buehlman, ChristopherThe Blacktongue ThiefSet in a world of goblin wars, stag-sized battle ravens, and assassins who kill with deadly tattoos, The Blacktongue Thief begins a fantasy adventure unlike any other.
Cantrell, ChristianScorpionAn intelligence analyst for the CIA, Quinn Mitchell, to catch a killer leaving a trail of bodies around the globe, must grapple with the Epoch Index, a massive database that can reveal almost anything about anyone, until a shocking twist makes her question everything she thought she knew.
Cargill, C. RobertDay ZeroScience Fiction
Carter, EvaHow to Save a LifeFiction
Carter, Mary DixieThe PhotographerThriller
Chamberlain, LaurynFriends from HomeFiction
Cho, ZenBlack Water SisterA reluctant medium discovers the ties that bind can unleash a dangerous power in this compelling Malaysian-set contemporary fantasy.
Clark, P. DjèlíA Master of DjinnIn 1912 Cairo, a new world where the Egyptian Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities maintains an uneasy peace, the Ministry’s youngest agent, Fatima, must stop an imposter who threatens to tear apart the very fabric of this new Egyptian society.
Clipston, AmyThe Jam and Jelly NookFiction - Amish Marketplace #4
Cobb, MayThe Hunting WivesThe Hunting Wives share more than target practice, martinis, and bad behavior in this novel of obsession, seduction, and murder.
Collins, BridgetThe BetrayalsAn intricate and utterly spellbinding literary epic brimming with enchantment, mystery, and dark secrets.
Cronin, MarianneThe One Hundred Years of Lenni and MargotFiction
Cusk, RachelSecond PlaceA haunting fable of art, family, and fate.
Dorn, L. R.The Anatomy of DesireFor fans of riveting true crime docuseries a la Serial and Making a Murderer, The Anatomy of Desire is a modern tale of crime and punishment exploring unbridled ambition, blinding passion, and the dark side of desire.
Evans, LissaV for VictoryHistorical Fiction
Feng, Linda RuiSwimming Back to Trout RiverA novel set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution follows a father's determination to reunite his family before his daughter Junie's twelfth birthday, even if it means bringing painful family secrets to light.
Fisher, DavidThe Executive OrderThriller
Fisher, Suzanne WoodsAt Lighthouse PointChristian Fiction
Fraser, JackieThe Bookshop of Second ChancesA woman desperate to turn a new page heads to the Scottish coast and finds herself locked in a battle of wills with an infuriatingly aloof bookseller.
Frederick, JenHeart and SeoulRomance
Fuller, ClaireUnsettled GroundWhen their mother dies suddenly, 51-year-old twins Jeanie and Julius, who have limited exposure to the outside world, strive to find a way forward until secrets from their mother’s past come to light, forcing them to question who they are.
Gates, EvaDeadly Ever AfterMystery - Lighthouse Library #8
Giordano, MarioAuntie Poldi and the Lost MadonnaMystery - Auntie Poldi #4
Gnuse, A. J.Girl in the wallsA suspenseful coming-of-age novel about an orphan hiding within the walls of her former family home--and about what it means to be truly seen after becoming lost in life.
Goldman, FranciscoMonkey BoyTells the tale of Francisco Goldberg, a middle-aged writer who grapples with his heritage, career, and growing up Guatemalan and Jewish in America.
Gordon, DavidAgainst the LawMystery - Joe the Bouncer #3
Gray, Shelley ShepardAn Amish SurpriseInspirational - Berlin Bookmobile #2
Groen, HendrikTwo Old Men and a Baby: Or, How Hendrik and Evert Get Themselves Into a JamFiction - Hendrik Groen #3
Gunning, Sally CabotPainting the LightA historical novel of love, loss, and reinvention, set on Martha's Vineyard at the end of the nineteenth century.
Haines, CarolynIndependent BonesMystery - Sarah Booth Delaney #23
Hall, AlexisRosaline Palmer Takes the CakeA scrumptious and sweet romantic comedy from the "dizzyingly talented writer" of Boyfriend Material.
Hankin, LauraA Special Place for WomenIt's a club like no other. Only the most important women receive an invitation. But one daring young reporter is about to infiltrate this female-run secret society, whose bewitching members are caught up in a dark and treacherous business.
Harris, Joanne M.HoneycombA lushly illustrated set of dark, captivating fairy tales.
Harris, Zakiya DalilaThe Other Black GirlTired of being the only Black employee at Wagner Books, 26-year-old editorial assistant Nella Rogers is thrilled when Harlem-born and bred Hazel is hired until she after a string uncomfortable events, is elevated to Office Darling, leaving Nella in the dust.
Harrison, Mette IvieThe Prodigal DaughterMystery - Linda Wallheim #5
Henry, EmilyPeople We Meet on VacationTwo best friends. Ten summer trips. One last chance to fall in love.
Henry, Veronica G.BacchanalEvil lives in a traveling carnival roaming the Depression-era South. But the carnival's newest act, a peculiar young woman with latent magical powers, may hold the key to defeating it. Her time has come.
Herron, RachaelHush Little BabyA twisty thriller that asks how tightly we are bound to our pasts, how much we can trust those around us, and how far a mother will go to protect her child.
Holahan, CateHer Three LivesAn up-and-coming social media influencer from the Caribbean and her fiancé, a successful architect from a privileged family, find their bond tested by disapproving relatives, a traumatic home invasion and growing suspicions about each other.
Holloway, Karla F. C.Gone Missing in HarlemMystery - Harlem #2
Holloway, WarrenKings of the NightUrban Fiction
Hostin, SunnySummer on the BluffsA novel about a life-changing summer along the beaches of Martha's Vineyard.
Huchu, T. L.The Library of the DeadRopa dropped out of school to become a ghost talker, and she now speaks to Edinburgh's dead - carrying messages to the living - but when she learns someone is bewitching children she investigates and discovers an occult library, a taste for hidden magic,and a wealth of Edinburgh's dark secrets
Hummel, MariaLesson in RedThriller
Hyde, Catherine RyanSeven Perfect ThingsFiction
Jackson, BrendaFollow Your HeartRomance - Catalina Cove #4
Jackson-Brown, AngelaWhen Stars Rain DownA young woman’s coming of age against a backdrop of an unseasonably hot summer in 1936 Georgia is upended by KKK activities that raise questions about her community’s unacknowledged racism and the kind of person she wants to be.
James, E. L.Freed: Fifty Shades Freed as Told by ChristianRomance - Fifty Shades of Grey #6
Jarvis, NicoleThe Lights of PragueScience and magic clash in atmospheric gaslight-era Prague.
Johansen, IrisThe BulletMystery - Eve Duncan #27
Kawakami, MiekoHeavenFiction
Kitt, SandraWinner Takes AllRomance - Millionaire's Club #1
Korelitz, Jean HanffThe PlotWildly successful author Jacob Finch Bonner, who had stolen the plot of his book from a late student, fights to hide the truth from his fans and publishers, while trying to figure out who wants to destroy him.
Künsken, DerekThe House of StyxScience Fiction
Lam, Thien-KimHappy EndingsDetermined to make her sex toy business a success, Trixie Nguyen teams up with her ex, a struggling restaurant owner, and, as both businesses pick up, they find their steamy truce turning into something more.
Lauren, ChristinaThe Soulmate EquationRomance
Lawrence, MarkThe Girl and the MountainFantasy - The Book of the Ice #2
Leitch, WillHow LuckyA debut novel about a fiercely resilient young man living with a physical disability, and his efforts to solve a mystery unfolding right outside his door.
Lenze, UllaThe Radio OperatorBased on a true story, a gripping historical novel about a German immigrant who becomes embroiled in a Nazi spy ring operating in New York City in the early days of World War II.
Lin, HudsonHard SellRomance - Jade Harbour Capital #1
Lin, TomThe Thousand Crimes of Ming TsuReimagines the classic Western through the eyes of a Chinese American assassin on a quest to rescue his kidnapped wife and exact his revenge on her abductors.
Lippman, LauraDream GirlThriller
Logan, KylieA Trail of LiesMystery - Jazz Ramsey #3
Lovell, PosyThe Kew Gardens GirlsHistorical Fiction
Lovely, LutishiaBlind AmbitionA tale of one woman's shocking discovery--and how it turns her and her celebrity sister's different worlds upside down.
Lustbader, Eric VanThe Kobalt DossierThriller - Evan Ryder #2
Malerman, JoshGoblin: A Novel in Six NovellasHorror
Mangan, ChristinePalace of the DrownedThriller
Marashi, NasimI'll Be Strong for YouDebut novel that follows the lives of three young women in Tehran over the course of two seasons as they pursue their wildly different dreams even as they discover that it may mean breaking with the past and endangering their longstanding friendship.
Massey, SujataThe Bombay PrinceMystery - Perveen Mistry #3
McDowell, ChristinaThe Cave DwellersA novel in the vein about what Washington, DC's high society members do away from the Capitol building and behind the closed doors of their stately homes.
McElroy, AlexThe AtmospheriansFiction
McFarlane, AilsaHighway BlueA young couple goes on the run in this retro road novel.
McQuiston, CaseyOne Last StopCynical August starts to believe in the impossible when meets Jane on the subway, a mysterious punk rocker she forms a crush on, who is literally displaced in time from the 1970s and is trying to find her way back.
Michaelides, AlexThe MaidensWhen a member of a secret society known as The Maidens is murdered, a brilliant, but troubled, group therapist finds her obsession with proving the guilt of an untouchable Cambridge University professor spiraling out of control, threatening to destroy her credibility as well as her life.
Montgomery, ErikaA Summer to RememberExperience the salty breeze of a Cape Cod summer as it sweeps through this sparkling, romantic, and timeless debut novel tinged with a love of old Hollywood.
Morgan, SarahThe Summer SeekersFiction
Murphy, Sara FlanneryGirl OneOrphan Black meets Margaret Atwood in this twisty supernatural thriller about female power and the bonds of sisterhood.
Nkweti, NanaWalking on Cowrie Shells: StoriesShort Stories
Noyes, E. J.Pas de DeuxRomance
O'Hagan, AndrewMayfliesFiction
O'Leary, BethThe Road TripTwo exes reach a new level of awkward when forced to take a road trip together.
Oakley, ColleenThe Invisible Husband of Frick IslandArriving on Frick Island, a young ambitious journalist stumbles upon a fascinating story — an entire town pretending to see and interact with a man who does not exist — and upends lives of this eccentric community as he tries to make a name for himself.
Ojeda, Ivan MonalisaLas Biuty Queens: StoriesShort Stories
Okungbowa, Suyi DaviesSon of the StormA sweeping tale of violent conquest and forgotten magic set in a world inspired by the pre-colonial empires of West Africa.
Park, Ishle YiAngel & HannahTold in seasons, this hip-hop love story follows Hannah, a Korean American girl from Queens, New York, and Angel, a Puerto Rican boy from Brooklyn, as their forbidden love wildly blooms along the Jackie Robinson Expressway in the spring of 1993.
Parks, AdeleJust My LuckThriller
Parks-Ramage, JonathanYes, DaddyFollows an ambitious young man who is lured by an older, successful playwright into a dizzying world of wealth and an idyllic Hamptons home where things take a nightmarish turn.
Patterson, JamesThe President's DaughterThriller
Percy, BenjaminThe Ninth MetalA powerful new metal arrives on Earth in the wake of a meteor shower, triggering a massive new "gold rush" in the Midwest and turning life as we know it on its head.
Pinsker, SarahWe Are SatellitesScience Fiction
Posey, RafeThe Stars We ShareHistorical Fiction
Pulley, NatashaThe KingdomsFantasy
Punke, MichaelRidgelineHistorical Fiction
Reid, Taylor JenkinsMalibu RisingFour famous siblings throw an epic end-of-summer party that goes dangerously out of control as secrets and loves that shaped this family’s generations come to light, changing their lives forever.
Riley, LucindaThe Missing SisterHistorical Romance - Seven Sisters #7
Rimmer, KellyThe Warsaw OrphanHistorical Fiction
Ripper, KrisThe Hate ProjectWhen Oscar finds a new job helping Jack clean out his deceased grandmother's house, the two attempt a frenemies-with-benefits situation only for things to take a turn.
Ritz, CheriLove's No JokeRomance
Rosen, RenéeThe Social GracesThe author of Park Avenue Summer throws back the curtain on one of the most remarkable feuds in history: Alva Vanderbilt and the Mrs. Astor's notorious battle for control of New York society during the Gilded Age.
Rovin, JeffThe Black OrderThriller - Tom Clancy's Op-Center #20
Rowley, StevenThe GuncleWhen Patrick, or Gay Uncle Patrick (GUP) for short, takes on the role of primary guardian for his young niece and nephew, he sets “Guncle Rules,” but soon learns that parenting isn’t solved with treats or jokes as his eyes are opened to a new sense of responsibility.
Rutherfurd, EdwardChinaHistorical Fiction
Shaara, JeffThe Eagle's ClawHistorical Fiction - A Novel of the Battle of Midway
Shepard, JimPhase SixOne of the few survivors of a mysterious outbreak in Greenland, 11-year-old Aleq must deal with crushing guilt for what he may have unleashed from a mining site, while two Epidemic Intelligence Service agents work together to head off the cataclysm.
Shipman, ViolaThe Clover GirlsFiction
Silva, SamanthaLove and FuryHistorical Fiction - A Novel of Mary Wollstonecraft
Slor, ZhannaAt the End of the World, Turn LeftMasha remembers her childhood in the former USSR, but found her life and heart in Israel. Anna was just an infant when her family fled, but yearns to find her roots. When Anna is contacted by a stranger from their homeland and then disappears, Masha is called home to Milwaukee to find her.
Snelling, LauraineThe Seeds of ChangeChristian Historical
Spufford, FrancisLight PerpetualHistorical Fiction
St Aubyn, EdwardDouble BlindFiction
Starford, RebeccaAn Unlikely SpyA twisting, sophisticated World War II novel following a spy who goes undercover as a part of MI5--in chasing the secrets of others, how much will she lose of herself?
Stratman, LivCheat DayFiction
Swinson, DavidCity on the EdgeAn American teen living abroad discovers the truth about himself and his family.
Takamura, KaoruLady JokerThe English-language debut of the Japanese modern master tells the story of five men who meet weekly at the racetrack and whose disaffection with their lives causes them to conspire on a kidnapping to extract blood money from corrupt financiers.
Tapper, JakeThe Devil May DanceMystery - Charlie and Margaret Marder #2
Thurm, MarianThe Blackmailer's Guide to LoveFiction
Tucker, KarenBewildernessSet in rural, poverty-stricken North Carolina, this novel follows two young women--best friends--as they struggle to free themselves from opioid addiction.
Tucker, NancyThe First Day of SpringTwenty years after killing a boy when she was 8 years old, Chrissie wants a fresh start for her and her 6-year-old daughter, Molly, but the past will not leave her and Molly alone, forcing Chrissie to find a new way to take matters into her own hands.
Vo, NghiThe Chosen and the BeautifulTreated as an exotic attraction by her peers, Jordan Baker, queer and Asian, has the world of illusion, magic and mystery at her fingertips but the most important doors remain closed to her until she can figure out a way to open them.
Waller, ErickaDog DaysA debut novel about the way dogs can bring out the best in us in the face of life's challenges.
Wang, KathyImpostor SyndromeThis Silicon Valley satire follows Alice, a first generation Chinese American who discovers suspicious activity on her company’s server which violates the company’s privacy policies and may lead back to the chief operating officer.
Weaver, AshleyA Peculiar CombinationThe first in the Electra McDonnell series from Edgar-nominated author Ashley Weaver, set in England during World War II.
Weir, AlisonKatharine Parr, The Sixth WifeHistorical Fiction - Six Tudor Queens #6
West, MonicaRevival SeasonThe daughter of one of the South's most famous Baptist preachers discovers a shocking secret about her father that puts her at odds with both her faith and her family.
Whitten, HannahFor the WolfA debut fantasy novel about a young woman who must be sacrificed to the legendary Wolf of the Wood to save her kingdom. But not all legends are true, and the Wolf isn't the only danger lurking in the Wilderwood.
Williams, BeatrizOur Woman in MoscowHistorical Fiction
Williams, PreslaysaA Lowcountry BrideA talented dress designer leaves New York to care for her father in Charleston, South Carolina and accepts a job at a local wedding gown shop only to find herself falling for the store’s owner.
Williams, TiaSeven Days in JuneSeven days to fall in love, fifteen years to forget, and seven days to get it all back again.
Winters, Ben H.The Quiet BoyA legal thriller that follows a sixteen-year-old who suffers from a neurological condition that has frozen him in time--and the team of lawyers, doctors, and detectives who are desperate to wake him up.
Wynne, PhoebeMadamDiscover the secrets of Caldonbrae Hall in this riveting, modern gothic debut set at a secretive all girls' boarding school perched on a craggy Scottish peninsula.
Yoon, DavidVersion ZeroFired after questioning what his company does with the data they collect, and then blackballed across Silicon Valley, data whiz Max and his friend Akiko team up with a reclusive tech to get even by rebooting the internet, which has unintended — and disastrous — consequences.
April 2021
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Abrams, StaceyWhile Justice SleepsPlunged into an explosive role she never anticipated, Avery Keene, now the legal guardian of power of attorney for the legendary Justice Howard Wynn, must unravel the clues he left behind in regards to a dangerous conspiracy that has infiltrated the highest power corridors of Washington.
AimeeAlways BelieveRomance
Albert, Susan WittigThe Darling Dahlias and the Voodoo LilyMystery - Darling Dahlias #9
Ames, JonathanA Man Named DollA deliciously noir novel about idiosyncratic private detective Happy Doll and his quest to help a dying friend in a sun-blinded Los Angeles.
Andrews, Mary KayThe NewcomerFiction
Babalola, BoluLove in Color: Mythical Tales from Around the World, RetoldA debut anthology that reimagines cultural folk and love stories from West Africa, Greek mythology and Middle East legend, from the tale of an unappreciated Nigerian goddess to the story of a powerful Ghanaian spokeswoman’s fateful decision.
Bangs, EllyUnityScience Fiction
Bannalec, Jean-LucThe Granite Coast MurdersMystery - Brittany Murders #6
Barclay, LinwoodFind You FirstThriller
Birchall, KatyThe Secret BridesmaidA professional bridesmaid, Sophie, hired for the society wedding of the year, must win over a reluctant bride and catch the eye of handsome Lord Swann, the bride’s dashing son—all while keeping her true identity a secret and her dignity intact.
Bohjalian, ChrisHour of the WitchA resourceful Puritan woman in 1662 Boston plots to escape a violent marriage only to find herself targeted by her disapproving and superstitious neighbors for failing to save a child’s life.
Bolender, MirahFortress of MagiFantasy - Chronicles of Amicae #3
Boschwitz, Ulrich AlexanderThe PassengerA German World War I veteran endures escalating persecution for his Jewish heritage in 1938 Berlin before embarking on a series of train journeys to uncover vital information and then escape the country.
Boyden, AlinaGifting FireFantasy - Stealing Thunder #2
Brandman, MichaelRisk FactorMystery - Buddy Steel #4
Brown, CarolynHummingbird LaneRomance
Bryce, Denny S.Wild Women and the BluesIn an award-winning debut novel, a sharecropper's daughter navigates celebrity encounters, bootlegging, and gangster activities in Jazz Age Chicago before sharing her story with a grieving film student nearly a century later.
Bunn, DavisThe Cottage on Lighthouse LaneInspirational - Miramar Bay #5
Caldwell, ChristiSomeone Wanton His Way ComesEstablishing the Mismatch Society, a group that saves young ladies from the terrible fate of love and marriage, widowed Lady Sylvia Elton and her proteges wreak havoc on the romantic prospects of London’s frustrated male peerage until the tables are turned.
Cameron, MarcBone RattleThriller - Arliss Cutter #3
Caritj, AnnaLeda and the SwanWhen her classmate, Charlotte, disappears after a wild campus party, Leda, who is now dating Charlotte’s ex, becomes dangerously obsessed with finding her and begins to fear for her own life.
Carr, JackThe Devil's HandThriller - James Reece #4
Chambers, BeckyThe Galaxy, and the Ground WithinScience Fiction - Wayfarers #4
Chapman, Clay McLeodWhisper Down the LaneWhen Sean’s favorite teacher is investigated in 1980 after a ritualistically murdered rabbit is discovered on school grounds, he tells a white lie that starts a chain reaction that comes back to haunt him 30 years later.
Cho, ZenSpirits Abroad: StoriesFantasy
Christy, BryanIn the Company of KillersAn investigative wildlife reporter and secret CIA spy pursues a vengeful opportunity to capture the man responsible for a friend’s death by infiltrating the offices of a woman he once loved.
Cipri, NinoDefektScience Fiction - Finna #2
Clark, GeorgiaIt Had to Be YouRomance
Clarke, Amy SuiterGirl, 11A true-crime podcaster tackles an unsolved serial-killer case from her years as a social worker only to trigger a series of events involving eerily similar murders.
Cleeton, ChanelThe Most Beautiful Girl in CubaAt the end of the 19th century, reporter Grace Harrington and a courier secretly working for Cuban revolutionaries in Havana free “The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba” who has been unjustly imprisoned—a mission that forces them all to fight for their freedom as war looms on the horizon.
Coble, ColleenThree Missing DaysInspirational - Pelican Harbor #3
Cussler, Clive, and Jack Du BrulThe SaboteursThriller - Isaac Bell #12
Danan, RosieThe Intimacy ExperimentThe co-founder of a popular sex-education platform joins forces with a young rabbi who would save his cash-strapped synagogue to host a seminary series on modern intimacy, before their professional partnership is complicated by their unexpected attraction.
Dave, LauraThe Last Thing He Told MeAfter her husband disappears, Hannah Hall quickly realizes he isn’t who he said he was and that his 16-year-old daughter, who wants nothing to do with her, may hold the key to figuring out his true identity.
Deaver, JefferyThe Final TwistMystery - Colter Shaw #3
Deese, NicoleAll That Really MattersChristian Romance
Dewes, J. S.The Last WatchThe Expanse meets Game of Thrones in J. S. Dewes's fast-paced, sci-fi adventure The Last Watch, where a handful of soldiers stand between humanity and annihilation.
Dillon, AlenaThe Happiest Girl in the WorldFiction
Doyle, Arthur ConanThe Parasite and Other Tales of TerrorHorror
Ducornet, RikkiTrafikScience Fiction
Dumas, HenryEcho Tree: The Collected Short Fiction of Henry DumasFiction
Ellis, ShellyThe Three Mrs. GreysDiscovering in the wake of a murder attempt that they are married to the same man, three women consider if they will unite or compete to survive life-risking threats.
Fabry, ChrisA Piece of the MoonFiction
Fields, TriciaThe DrummersMystery - Josie Grey #6
Francis, PatryAll the Children Are HomeFiction
Fredericks, MariahDeath of a ShowmanHistorical Mystery - Jane Prescott #4
García Sáenz, EvaThe Water RitualsMystery - Inspector Unai Lopez de Ayala #2
Garvin, EileenThe Music of BeesThree strangers navigating grief and devastating setbacks cross paths in a rural Oregon town, where they find unexpected friendship, healing and new chances on local honeybee farm.
Gelernter, J. H.Hold FastA desperate sea battle; a fortune risked on the turn of a card; a duel at dawn with the loser…Patrick O’Brian meets James Bond.
Goddard, ElizabethPresent DangerInspirational - Rocky Mountain Courage #1
Gould, LeslieA Patchwork PastInspirational - Plain Patterns #2
Graham, HeatherThe UnforgivenThriller - Krewe of Hunters #33
Grierson, MichelleBecoming LeidahHistorical Fiction
Grisham, JohnSooleySamuel “Sooley” Sooleymon is a raw, young talent with big hoop dreams … and even bigger challenges off the court.
Gwynne, JohnThe Shadow of the GodsFantasy - Bloodsworn #1
Hammer, AlisonLittle Pieces of MeFiction
Hannon, IreneBlackberry BeachInspirational - Hope Harbor #7
Hardaker, CarolineComposite CreaturesScience Fiction
Harwood, J. J. A.The Shadow in the GlassWhen a fairy godmother makes her an offer that will change her life — seven wishes, hers to make as she pleases — lowly maid Ella soon discovers that each wish comes with a high price and must decide whether it’s one she is willing to pay.
Heiny, KatherineEarly Morning RiserFalling in love with Duncan, the world’s most prolific seducer of women, Jane finds herself part of an unconventional family, which includes his best friend and ex-wife, when one terrible car crash permanently intertwines her life with Duncan’s.
Henderson, JuliettaThe Funny Thing About Norman ForemanA 12-year-old aspiring comedian pushes the limits of his lesser talents to travel across the country and honor a dead best friend’s dream of performing in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Hilderbrand, ElinGolden GirlFiction
Hilderbrand, ElinReunion Beach: Stories Inspired by Dorothea Benton FrankFiction
Hillerman, AnneStargazerMystery - Leaphorn, Chee, and Manuelito #6
Hilliard, M. E.The Unkindness of RavensWhen she stumbles upon the body of her best friend — a death that could be linked to several others, librarian Greer Hogan employs what she has read in detective novels to investigate until she realizes that she may have helped convict an innocent man in her own husband’s murder.
Hogle, SarahTwice ShyRomance
HoneyThe Final SinUrban Fiction - Vexed #3
Hunter, StephenBasil's WarAn accomplished agent in the British Army, Basil St. Florian embarks on his toughest assignment yet as he, going undercover in Nazi-occupied France during World War II, searches for an ecclesiastic manuscript that holds the key to a code that could prevent the death of millions.
Hur, Angela Mi YoungFolklornA Korean-American particle physicist learns she can’t run from ancient magic when her mother’s prophetic warning that the women in their family were cursed and destined to repeat the lives of their ancestors from Korean myths and legends comes true.
Hutton, CallieThe Sign of DeathCozy Mystery - Victorian Mystery #2
Jalaluddin, UzmaHana Khan Carries OnWhen the halal restaurant where she waitresses is threatened by new competition, a rising podcaster uncovers a long-buried family secret and falls for a rival before their community is upended by a hate attack.
Jance, J. A.Unfinished BusinessMystery - Ali Reynolds #16
Jenoff, PamThe Woman with the Blue StarInspired by the harrowing true stories of those who hid from the Nazis in the sewers, this emotional testament to the power of friendship follows Ella, an affluent Polish girl, as she helps Sadie and her pregnant mother survive despite the worsening dangers of the war.
Johnstone, CaroleMirrorlandReturning to her gothic childhood home in the wake of her estranged twin’s disappearance, Cat uncovers long-held secrets involving her sister’s left-behind clues and a mysterious treasure hunt.
Jonasson, RagnarThe Girl Who DiedA new teacher in a remote Icelandic village investigates after she is plagued by nightmares of a white-clad little girl in her rented attic apartment that happens to be the site of a local legendary haunting.
Jones, Stephen MackDead of WinterMystery - August Snow #3
Karrington, BlakeFaith and TrustDespite feeling that Trust has too much money for the legal endeavors he describes to her, Faith believes him until the Feds burst in and she must decide if she has it in her to stand by him.
Kerangal, Maylis dePainting TimeFocusing on craftmanship during her training at the famous Institut de Peinture in Brussels, Paula embarks on an international career before she is assigned the monumental task of creating a reproduction of a famous paleolithic art cave.
Kingsbury, KarenA Distant ShoreChristian Romantic Suspense
Kornher-Stace, NicoleFirebreakIn a future world ruled by corporations in a perpetual civil war, expert gamer Mallory is offered a dangerous side job looking for a missing girl who may be linked to an online character.
Kubica, MaryLocal Woman MissingThriller
Kuznetsova, MariaSomething UnbelievableFiction
Lelchuk, S. A.One Got AwayThriller - Nikki Griffin #2
Lostetter, Marina J.The Helm of MidnightWhen a death mask imbued with the spirit of a historical serial killer is brazenly stolen by thieves, an outbreak of terrifying murders reveals the mind of a calculating perpetrator who is searching for answers.
Lupica, MikeRobert B. Parker's PaybackMystery - Sunny Randall #9
MacGregor, K. G.Words UnsaidRomance - Shaken #5
Maikranz, D. EricThe Reincarnationist PapersThe basis for the major motion picture Infinite.
Mallery, SusanThe StepsistersFiction
Manansala, Mia P.Arsenic and AdoboThe first book in a new culinary cozy series full of sharp humor and delectable dishes—one that might just be killer…
Marcelo, TifIn a Book Club Far AwayAfter not speaking for eight years, three former best friends who bonded as Army wives with a book club reluctantly reunite to help care for one of the trio’s children while undergoing emergency surgery.
Martin, EmilyFloodpath
McCall Smith, AlexanderTiny Tales: Stories of Romance, Ambition, Kindness, and HappinessShort Stories
McCall Smith, AlexanderYour Inner HedgehogFiction - Professor Dr. von Igelfeld #
McCracken, ElizabethThe Souvenir MuseumShort Stories
McFarlane, MhairiJust Last NightFiction
McKenzie, CatherineSix Weeks to LiveThriller
Michaels, FernHiddenIn the first in a brand-new series, brother and sister Cullan and Luna Bodman are drawn into a dangerous mystery through an antique with a complicated past.
Miller, Linda LaelCountry ProudRomance - Painted Pony Creek #2
Monroe, Mary AliceThe Summer of Lost and FoundFiction - Beach House #7
Mozley, FionaHot StewFiction
Nelson, Caleb AzumahOpen WaterA first novel about two young Black artists in London falling in and out of love.
Newland, CourttiaA River Called TimeA monumental speculative fiction story of love, loyalty, politics, and conscience, set in parallel Londons.
Nguyen, EricThings We Lost to the WaterLeaving Vietnam behind, Huong and her two sons adapt to life in New Orleans in different ways as they search for identity as individuals and as a family until disaster strikes the city, forcing them to find a new way to come together.
Oloixarac, PolaMonaMona trades the temptations of California for a small gray village in Sweden where she is trapped with her mostly male competitors – and with her own demons.
Osworth, A. E.We are Watching Eliza BrightThriller
Ozick, CynthiaAntiquitiesAn elderly trustee of the now defunct Temple Academy for Boys, Lloyd Wilkinson Petrie, as he prepares to write a memoir of his days at the school, navigates between the subtle anti-Semitism that pervaded the school’s ethos and his fascination with his own family’s heritage.
Palmer, D. J.The Perfect DaughterThriller
Phillips, GinFamily LawWhen an ambitious female lawyer becomes the victim of harassment, she must decide what’s more important: her family’s safety or the rights she’s fighting for.
Poeppel, AmyMusical ChairsFiction
Quick, AmandaThe Lady Has a PastRomantic Suspense - Burning Grove, California #5
Reilly, MatthewThe Two Lost MountainsThriller - Jack West Jr. #6
Roberts, NoraLegacyAfter launching her own line of yoga and workout videos, Adrian Rizzo begins receiving death threats, which lead her back home to Maryland, where she, with the help of her childhood crush, must find the truth when the threats escalate to murder.
Ross, LeonePopishoLiving in a world where everyone is born with a small but destiny-shaping magical ability, Xavier is anointed to prepare a perfect wedding meal for a governor’s daughter, before an unknown vandal raises difficult questions.
Rossner, RenaThe Light of the Midnight StarsFiction
Saint, JenniferAriadneA feminist retelling of the Greek Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur follows Ariadne as she, defying the gods, betraying her family and country, and risking everything for love, helps Theseus kill the Minotaur.
Sethi, MiraAre You Enjoying?: StoriesShort Stories
Sharratt, MaryRevelationsHistorical Fiction
Sherri, JohnniLove and the Game 3Urban Fiction
She?ori, Ya?arahAquariumA debut novel follows two sisters, both deaf and raised in seclusion by deaf parents, and the shattering consequences that unfold when that isolation comes to an end.
Shipstead, MaggieGreat CircleA century after daredevil female aviator Marian Graves’s disappearance in Antarctica, actress Hadley Baxter is cast to play her and immerses herself in the role as their fates — and their dreams — become intertwined.
Shua Dusapin, ElisaWinter in SokchoFiction
Silber, JoanSecrets of HappinessFiction
Silvey, CatrionaMeet Me in Another LifeA man and a woman continually cross paths in different realities in a speculative love story that explores what truly defines us and how our choices can change everything.
Smith, WilburLegacy of WarHistorical Fiction - Courtney #18
Solomon, RiversSorrowlandFleeing from the strict religious compound where she was raised, Vern, in the safety of the forest, gives birth to twins, and to keep her small family safe, unleashes incredible brutality far beyond what a person should be capable of.
St John, KatherineThe SirenThriller
Sullivan, MarkThe Last Green ValleyHistorical Fiction
Sutanto, Jesse Q.Dial A for AuntiesAccidentally causing the death of a blind date, Meddy is persuaded by her meddlesome Chinese-Indonesian mother and aunts to dispose of the body, which upends a billionaire’s wedding and Meddy’s reunion with a former flame.
Swann, StaceyOlympus, TXWeaving elements of classical mythology into a thoroughly modern family drama, this novel follows the Briscoe family as prodigal son March returns home and with his arrival, marriages are upended and even the strongest of alliances are shattered.
Sweeney-Baird, ChristinaThe End of MenThe women survivors of a near-future pandemic that has killed most of the world’s men struggle to document victim stories, rebuild society, and develop a vaccine.
Szpara, K. M.First, Become AshesFantasy
Thayer, NancyFamily ReunionFiction
Thompson, VictoriaMurder on Wall StreetHistorical Mystery - Gaslight #24
Thorne, SallySecond First ImpressionsRomance
Tompkins, JoAnneWhat Comes AfterFiction
Villoso, K. S.The Dragon of Jin-SayengFantasy - Chronicles of the Bitch Queen #3
Walter, HeatherMaliceIn this darkly magical retelling of Sleeping Beauty, Alyce, an evil sorceress, finds an ally in Princess Aurora and wonders if she can lift Aurora’s curse so that together they can forge a new world.
Ward, J. R.Lover UnveiledParanormal Romance - Black Dagger Brotherhood #19
Warren, Tiffany L.All the Things I Meant to Tell YouKimberly’s dreams are about to come true at her lavish destination wedding, until her fiancé’s past relationships turn it into a nightmare, while Hahna finds herself at odds with her young boyfriend and Twila seeks revenge for an assault.
Weber, CarlDeath on the BeachUrban Fiction - Influence #2
Weiner, JenniferThat SummerFiction
Weir, AndyProject Hail MaryThe sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission to save both humanity and the earth, Ryland Grace is hurtled into the depths of space when he must conquer an extinction-level threat to our species.
Weisberger, LaurenWhere the Grass Is Green and the Girls Are PrettyWhen her husband is arrested in an Ivy League admissions sting, jeopardizing everything she worked so hard for, Peyton, co-anchor of a hit morning show, soon discovers that this is not the worst of it as dark secrets in their posh world come to light.
Wells, MarthaFugitive TelemetryScience Fiction - Murderbot #6
White, KarenThe Last Night in LondonA journalist in 2019 London interviews a World War II-era model to learn the story of the woman’s best friendship with a Royal Air Force pilot’s wife, who was catapulted by the Blitz into a web of intrigue and secrets.
Woods, StuartJackpotMystery - Teddy Fay #5
Wright, RichardThe Man Who Lived UndergroundAn explosive, previously unpublished novel from the 1940s by the legendary author of Native Son and Black Boy.
Yan, GelingThe Secret TalkerReceiving psychologically disturbing emails from an unknown adversary, a professor's wife is forced to confront her dark past in China while investigating her stalker's personal motives in a desperate effort to save her marriage.
Zahn, TimothyStar Wars: Thrawn AscendancyScience Fiction - Greater Good #2
March 2021
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Ackerman, Elliot2034: A Novel of the Next World WarThriller
Alammar, LaylaSilence Is a SenseRendered mute by trauma in war-torn Syria, an isolated young woman witnesses the small dramas of her neighbors in England while writing pseudonymous stories about her refugee experiences, before a local hate crime challenges her voicelessness.
Alexander, TashaThe Dark Heart of FlorenceMystery - Lady Emily #15
Alyan, HalaThe Arsonists' CityFiction
Andrews, AlexandraWho Is Maud Dixon?Working for a mysterious novelist known as Maud Dixon, Florence Darrow accompanies her to Morocco where her new novel is set – and where she, after a terrible accident and no sign of Maud, decides to become Maud, claiming the life she’s always wanted.
Archer, JeffreyTurn a Blind EyeMystery - William Warwick #3
Axelrod, XioThe Girl With Stars in Her EyesRomance
Babitt, DebbieSaving GraceThriller
Baldacci, DavidA Gambling ManThriller - Aloysius Archer #2
Bannister, IlonaWhen I Ran AwayEscaping the September 11 attacks aboard the Staten Island Ferry, Gigi marries a fellow survivor and moves to London, where she confronts the anguish of her trauma, her brother’s death, and the unspoken pain of motherhood.
Barry, AvaWindhallThriller
Beaton, E. J.The CouncillorThis Machiavellian fantasy follows a scholar's quest to choose the next ruler of her nation amidst lies, conspiracy, and assassination.
Bell, HettieKnit, Purl, a Baby and a GirlJoining a knitting circle when she becomes unexpectedly pregnant, Poppy creates baby blankets, booties and hats before falling in love with the group’s charismatic leader, Rhiannon, who transforms Poppy’s understandings about relationships and family.
Bennett, S. J.The Windsor KnotA crime series debut that finds 90-year-old Elizabeth II turning detective when MI5 bungles the murder case of a young Russian pianist at Windsor Castle.
Berry, FlynnNorthern SpyThriller
Bissell, TomCreative Types: And Other StoriesShort Stories
Bowen, RhysThe Venice SketchbookInheriting her beloved great-aunt’s sketchbook, a recently divorced woman uncovers mysteries about her great-aunt’s star-crossed romance with a nobleman in World War II Venice.
Bracher, BeatrizAntonioFiction
Brennan, AllisonTell No LiesMystery - Mobile Response Team #2
Brockmeier, KevinThe Ghost Variations: One Hundred StoriesShort Stories
Brown, GregoryThe Lowering DaysGrowing up in a riverside region of 1980s Maine, three brothers from the Penobscot Nation find their childhood innocence shattered by a nearby paper mill fire that divides their community.
Bybee, CatherineChanging the RulesRomantic Suspense
Cabot, AmandaDreams RekindledChristian Historical
Callahan, PattiSurviving SavannahA tale based on the Pulaski disaster of 1838 follows the efforts of a Savannah history professor to guest-curate a museum collection of wreck artifacts while researching the stories of 11 family members who were aboard the doomed steamship.
Cantor, JillianHalf LifeReimagines the pioneering, passionate life of Marie Curie using a parallel structure to create two alternative timelines, one that mirrors her real life, one that explores the consequences for Marie and for science if she'd made a different choice.
Carofiglio, GianricoThree O'Clock in the MorningVisiting Marseilles to seek medical care, an estranged father and his epileptic son endure two caffeine-imbued nights of bonding in the culturally rich city while encountering a diverse array of remarkable locals.
Carter, MichaelaLeonora in the Morning LightHistorical Fiction
Cherezinska, ElzbietaThe Widow QueenHistorical Fiction
Clark, C. L.The UnbrokenIn an epic fantasy unlike any other, two women clash in a world full of rebellion, espionage, and military might on the far outreaches of a crumbling desert empire.
Cohen, SamSarahland: StoriesShort Stories
Crosby, EllenThe French ParadoxMystery - Wine Country #11
Darznik, JasminThe BohemiansA novel of one of America’s most celebrated photographers, Dorothea Lange, explores the wild years in San Francisco that awakened her career-defining grit, compassion, and daring.
Day, Kate HopeIn the QuickA young and ambitious woman astronaut’s life is upended by a fiery love affair that threatens the rescue of a 12-years-lost spacecraft and its crew of survivors.
Desai, SaraThe Dating PlanA characteristically obedient Indian-American software engineer, determined to avoid a loveless arranged marriage by her traditional parents, enlists a childhood crush, required to marry in order to secure his inheritance, to be her decoy fiancé.
Dickey, Eric JeromeThe Son of Mr. SulemanFiction
Diofebi, DarioParadise, NevadaA luxury casino bombing on the Vegas strip is connected to political power grabs that embroil a high-stakes poker player, a cocktail waitress, an Italian tourist, and a Mormon journalist in a fight for the city’s survival.
Divya, S. B.MachinehoodIn 2095, when her client is killed in front of her, Weiga Ramirez, executive bodyguard and ex-special forces, discovers that a new and mysterious terrorist group called The Machinehood is responsible and that they are just getting started.
Dobson, MelanieThe Curator's DaughterA young girl, kidnapped on the eve of World War II, changes the lives of a German archaeologist forced into the Nazi Party and—decades later—a researcher trying to overcome her own trauma.
Dray, StephanieThe Women of Chateau LafayetteA multi-generational saga based on true events is set in an extraordinary castle in the heart of France, where a schoolteacher, a socialite. and a noblewoman question their roles and identities in the face of three major wars.
Dupee, JenniferThe Little French Bridal ShopRenovating an inherited colonial property in her Massachusetts hometown to manage painful losses, Larissa buys a wedding gown as a private joke, only to have word of her impending nuptials spread throughout the community.
Edgarian, CarolVeraHistorical Fiction
Ellison, J. T.Her Dark LiesDisregarding messages from an anonymous texter who claims her fiancé is not the man he pretends to be, Claire travels to Italy for her destination wedding before harrowing discoveries and accidents expose ominous family secrets.
Fernandez, NonaThe Twilight ZoneFiction
Figueroa, JamieBrother, Sister, Mother, ExplorerFiction
Finlay, AlexEvery Last FearThriller
Flynn, Laurie ElizabethThe Girls Are All So Nice HereThriller
Fox, CandiceGathering DarkRisking her freedom and custody of her son to help a former cellmate find her missing daughter, a once-respected surgeon requests the assistance of the detective who arrested her for murder a decade earlier.
Freitas, DonnaThe Nine Lives of Rose NapolitanoA woman who never wanted to be a mother reconnects with her estranged husband in the wake of unexpected news and is challenged to reevaluate herself in an unanticipated role.
Garcia, GabrielaOf Women and SaltThe daughter of a Cuban immigrant battles addiction and the fallout of her decision to take in the child of an ICE detainee, while her mother wrestles with displacement trauma and complicated family ties.
Gavin, KateTable for TwoRomance
Gigl, RobynBy Way of SorrowErin McCabe is a New Jersey criminal defense attorney doing her best to live a quiet life in the wake of profound personal change—until a newsworthy case puts both her career and safety in jeopardy.
Ginsburg, MelissaThe House UptownAn emotional coming-of-age novel about a young girl who goes to live with her eccentric grandmother in New Orleans after the death of her mother.
Glover, NicoleThe ConductorsHaving used her wits and magic to help dozens of slaves escape, a former Underground Railroad conductor settles down among the Black elite of Philadelphia with her husband, where they investigate cases that white authorities refuse.
Graff, Andrew J.Raft of StarsFleeing into the woods believing that they have accidentally murdered an abusive parent, two young boys, unaware that they have become the focus of a desperate search, navigate dangerous natural threats in their effort to survive.
Grattan, ThomasThe Recent EastUnexpectedly inheriting her parents’ abandoned mansion in East Germany, a woman who defected to New York in childhood revisits her deserted hometown while her children become increasingly estranged in the face of the community’s growing neo-Nazi sentiments.
Greenidge, KaitlynLibertieComing of age as a free-born Black woman in Reconstruction-era Brooklyn, Libertie Sampson struggles against her mother’s medical aspirations for her when she finds herself more drawn to a musical career that could compromise her autonomy.
Hall, StevenMaxwell's DemonThriller
Handler, RebeccaEdie Richter Is Not AloneFiction
Hardt, HelenCherishedRomance
Harris, C. S.What the Devil KnowsMystery - Sebastian St. Cyr #16
Harris, Joanne M.OrfeiaEmbarking on a quest in alternate-world dimensions to save her lost daughter, a heartbroken mother is challenged to give up something precious in exchange, from a song or memory to her own personal freedom.
Harrison, CoraSummer of SecretsMystery - Gaslight #3
Hepworth, SallyThe Good SisterThriller
Herron, PaulBreakoutAn imprisoned ex cop and a rookie correctional officer team up to survive and exact vengeance when their Miami jail is abandoned in the wake of two colliding Category 5 hurricanes.
Hibbert, TaliaAct Your Age, Eve BrownRomance - Brown Sisters #3
Hoffmann, R. J.Other People's ChildrenFiction
Holmberg, Charlie N.SpellmakerHistorical Fantasy - Spell #2
Houston, GabrielaThe Second BellFantasy
Hubscher, LibbyMeet Me in ParadiseReluctantly leaving home for the first time since her journalist mother’s death, Marin visits a tropical island spa before a series of embarrassing events reveal her sister’s secret matchmaking agenda.
Hudson, C. J.R.I.C.O.Vanessa “Sunny” McCord reluctantly accepts her father’s offer to take over his drug empire, but instead of being horrified by street life, she discovers her desire for the good life outweighs her sense of compassion and human decency.
Jackson, JoshilynMother May IThriller
Jerkins, MorganCaul BabyA fiction debut by the author of Wandering in Strange Lands finds a would-be mother rendered the unexpected caregiver of a niece’s unplanned baby, who a matriarch predicts will restore their family’s prosperity.
Jimenez, AbbyLife's Too ShortRomance - Friend Zone #3
Kaplan, Mitchell JamesRhapsodyEntranced by the musical genius of George Gershwin, a talented pianist and restless society wife embarks on a decade-long affair that is complicated by guilt, the dynamics of Jazz Age New York and Gershwin’s early death.
Katsu, AlmaRed WidowRecruited by the CIA’s Chief of the Russian Division amid rumors of a department mole, former Moscow Field Station handler Lyndsey Duncan teams up with a murdered director’s widow to expose a life-threatening web of secrets.
Kayode, FemiLightseekersA Nigerian psychologist travels to a remote southern border town to uncover the truth about the murder of three university students.
Kelly, Martha HallSunflower SistersHistorical Fiction - Caroline Ferriday #3
Kepnes, CarolineYou Love MeThriller - You #3
Kim, Bo-youngI'm Waiting for You: And Other StoriesScience Fiction
King, StephenLaterMystery
Krien, DanielaLove in Case of EmergencyFive very different women navigate respective hopes, ambitions, challenges and disappointments before finding themselves hurtling toward an unanticipated new way of living.
Lahiri, JhumpaWhereaboutsFollows the routines of a misfit city dweller who experiences a year of remarkable transformation in the aftermath of a parent’s death.
Lee, AndreaRed Island HouseA tale of love and identity that follows two decades in a marriage between an African-American professor and her wealthy Italian husband in tropical Madagascar.
Lennon, J. RobertSubdivisionFiction
Lovering, CarolaToo Good to be TrueAccepting the proposal of an older, sophisticated man after a whirlwind courtship, a woman struggling with severe OCD throws herself into wedding plans before discovering her fiancé’s secret past and deceptive agenda.
Lundberg, SofiaA Question Mark Is Half a HeartFiction
Marr, ElleLies We BuryThriller
Martin, MadelineThe Last Bookshop in LondonHistorical Fiction
Matheson, NadineThe Jigsaw ManSerial Crimes Unit DI Anjelica Henley races to stop a copycat killer and prevent her own death before the ruthless murderer who is being imitated takes matters into his own hands.
Mbue, ImboloHow Beautiful We WereA young revolutionary risks everything to secure her people’s freedom when her small African village is decimated by an American oil company that reneges on promises of reparation.
McLain, Guy A.Drawing Without an EraserFiction - Local Author
McLain, PaulaWhen the Stars Go DarkRetreating to her childhood foster home in the wake of a tragedy, a veteran missing-persons detective becomes entwined in the search for a local teen whose disappearance eerily resembles an unsolved case from the detective’s past.
McMahon, JenniferThe Drowning KindInvestigating an estranged sibling’s suspicious drowning at their grandmother’s estate, a social worker connects the tragedy to the unsolved case of a housewife who in 1929 allegedly succumbed to the consequences of a wish-granting spring.
Mehmedinovic, SemezdinMy HeartAn intimate work of autobiographical fiction by the author of Sarajevo Blues traces the experiences of a writer who in the wake of a life-risking heart attack reevaluates his past as a member of a Bosnian war refugee family.
Moccia, FedericoOne Step to YouPublished for the first time in English, a modern Romeo and Juliet romance by an internationally best-selling author follows the star-crossed love affair between two individuals from profoundly opposing worlds.
Monroe, MaryMrs. WigginsHistorical Fiction
Montgomery, JessThe StillsHistorical Mystery - Kinship #3
Munier, PaulaThe Hiding PlaceMystery - Mercy Carr #3
Murakami, HarukiFirst Person Singular: StoriesShort Stories
Neubauer, Erica RuthMurder at Wedgefield ManorHistorical Mystery - Jane Wunderly #2
Nickson, ChrisTo the DarkHistorical Mystery - Simon Westlow #3
Nolan, MeganActs of DesperationFiction
Novak, BrendaThe Bookstore on the BeachFiction
O'Keefe, Megan E.Steal the SkyMurder and mayhem derail a con-man’s carefully laid schemes in this swashbuckling debut that blends elements of Firefly and steampunk.
O'Rawe, RichardNorthern HeistA former IRA bank robber bases his fast-paced thriller on one of the biggest (and still unsolved) bank-robberies in history.
Oyeyemi, HelenPeacesFiction
Patterson, James, and Maxine Paetro21st BirthdayMystery - Women's Murder Club #21
Penner, SarahThe Lost ApothecarySecretly dispensing poisons to liberate women from the men who have wronged them, a London apothecary triggers unintended consequences that shape three lives across multiple centuries.
Perry, AnneDeath with a Double EdgeHistorical Mystery - Daniel Pitt #4
Phillips, C. N.BrooklynGroomed to take over a powerful family organization, a young man harboring a secret wish to be a professional chef replaces his dream with a growing obsession to exact justice on the person responsible for his father’s murder.
Pressfield, StevenA Man at ArmsA jaded legionary from the first century AD Roman Empire is confronted by an inexplicable event when intercepts a suspected fanatic’s letter to insurrectionists in Corinth.
Qiu, XiaolongBecoming Inspector ChenMystery - Inspector Chen #11
Quade, Kirstin ValdezThe Five WoundsA first novel by the award-winning author of Night at the Fiestas finds a man accepting the role of Jesus in his New Mexico community’s Good Friday procession, before his personal goals of redemption are challenged by a daughter’s pregnancy.
Robins, Navi'Soul's TemptationUrban
Robinson, PeterNot Dark YetMystery - DCI Banks #27
Rosenberg, Joel C.The Beirut ProtocolThriller - Marcus Ryker #4
Rosenfelt, DavidAnimal InstinctMystery - K Team #2
Ross, Ann B.Miss Julia Happily Ever AfterCozy Mystery - Miss Julia #23
Ruchti, CynthiaFacing the DawnChristian Fiction
Sandford, JohnOcean PreyMystery - Prey #31
Santopolo, JillEverything AfterFiction
Sathian, SanjenaGold DiggersA satirical coming-of-age story follows the experiences of an Indian-American teen in the Bush-era Atlanta suburbs, who joins his crush’s plot to use an ancient alchemical potion to meet high parental expectations, triggering devastating consequences.
Sayers, ConstanceThe Ladies of the Secret CircusA magical story spanning from Jazz Age Paris to modern-day America of family secrets, sacrifice, and lost love set against the backdrop of a mysterious circus.
Schanoes, Veronica L.Burning Girls and Other StoriesFantasy
Scott, RileyOn the RocksRomance
Sears, MichaelTower of BabelScraping by as a foreclosure profiteer after a spectacular fall from grace, a once high-powered Manhattan attorney is implicated in an informant’s murder and forced to confront greedy developers, mobsters, activists and rivals to clear his name.
Shelton, PaigeDeadly EditionsCozy Mystery - Scottish Bookshop #6
Shin, AnnThe Last ExilesFalling in love against a backdrop of political turbulence in North Korea, two Pyongyang university students are separated when one makes a desperate choice to save his starving family.
Siegal, NinaYou'll Thank Me for ThisA psychological thriller based on the popular Dutch tradition of blindfolding and dropping teens and pre-teens in the middle of a forest—and what happens when it goes horribly wrong.
Smallwood, ChristineThe Life of the MindFiction
Smith, Jill EileenMiriam's SongChristian Historical
Standiford, NatalieAstrid Sees AllLonging for glamour and adventure after the death of her father, Phoebe dives into the party underworld of 1984’s East Village, where she struggles against painful secrets and her own self-destructive impulses.
Steel, DanielleFinding AshleyFiction
Sten, CamillaThe Lost VillageObsessed with the vanishing residents of an old mining town, dubbed “The Lost Village,” documentary filmmaker Alice Lindstedt and her crew set up camp and are soon plagued by strange events that makes them realize they are not alone.
Stonex, EmmaThe LamplightersFiction
Strawser, JessicaA Million Reasons WhyFiction
Swanson, PeterEvery Vow You BreakThriller
Sweeney, Cynthia D'AprixGood CompanyFiction
Swinson, KikiPublic Enemy #1Urban
Sykes, DorianThe Good Life 2Urban
Taite, CarsenSpirit of the LawRomance
Talley, LizAdultingSelf-destructive actress Chase London. agreeing to attend life coach Olivia Han’s “adulting” boot camp, heads to a refuge in the wilds of Northern California where they work together to create refuge where Chase can come to terms with her unsettled past.
Tan, SandiLurkersThe story of a wary Los Angeles community of immigrants, lovers, and predators who find their daily realities upended by a suicide, a drama teacher with boundary issues, and a lonely gay novelist.
Terry, PamelaThe Sweet Taste of MuscadinesFiction
Thayne, RaeanneThe Path to Sunshine CoveRomance
Theroux, PaulUnder the Wave at WaimeaA once-famous surfer confronts aging, privilege and mortality when he accidentally kills a man and makes an astonishing discovery about his personal link to the victim.
Thomas, ClaireThe PerformanceAn unbending professor on the cusp of retirement, a philanthropist with a traumatic past, and a theater usher worried for her girlfriend become unexpected companions during a play that is interrupted by a suddenly out-of-control wildfire.
Tsumura, KikukoThere's No Such Thing as an Easy JobFiction
Updike, JohnNovels 1978-1984Fiction
VanderMeer, JeffHummingbird SalamanderSent taxidermied specimens of two endangered species, a software manager becomes the target of the ecoterrorists and wildlife traffickers behind a catastrophic global conspiracy.
Verdon, JohnOn Harrow HillMystery - Dave Gurney #7
Vlautin, WillyThe Night Always ComesWorking multiple jobs to buy a home that will give her family much-needed stability, Lynette is sidelined by a betrayal that forces her to consider dangerous options among the hustlers and wealthy elite controlling her booming city.
Wallace, KaliDead SpaceAfter a life-altering terrorist attack, a woman working dead-end security job for a powerful asteroid-mining company is contacted by a fellow victim who claims to have shocking information about their shared tragedy just before he is murdered in space.
Walsh, S. KirkThe Elephant of BelfastHistorical Fiction
Walter, Laura MayleneBody of StarsA debut novel by an award-winning short-story writer imagines a dangerously psychic alternate-reality world where the birthmarks, freckles and moles on a woman’s body determine her future role and security.
Walton, DawnieThe Final Revival of Opal & NevAccepting a contract from a fledgling record company, a talented music artist in early 1970s New York endures racist responses to her activism, before a reunion interview decades later reveals explosive secrets.
Waters, MarthaTo Love and to LoatheHistorical Romance - Regency Vows #2
West, Kathleen 1978-Are We There Yet?Fiction
Wideman, John EdgarYou Made Me Love You: Selected Stories, 1981-2018Fiction
Williams, PipThe Dictionary of Lost WordsIn a debut novel based on actual events, as a team of male scholars compiles the first Oxford English Dictionary, one of their daughters decides to collect the “objectionable” words they omit.
Wilson, DianeThe Seed KeeperA haunting novel spanning several generations, The Seed Keeper follows a Dakhóta family’s struggle to preserve their way of life, and their sacrifices to protect what matters most.
Winslow, W. S.The Northern ReachA grieving mother keeps vigil by the coast of her Maine community while her neighbors endure the hardships of dirt farming, bootlegging, and tourism throughout the 20th century.
Winter, JessicaThe Fourth ChildOvercome by spiritual restlessness as her children gain independence, a devout Catholic adopts a child from Eastern Europe whose complicated needs estrange the woman from her biological children.
Wright, JulieA Captain for Caroline GrayHistorical Romance
Yejide, MorowaCreatures of PassageFiction
Zak, ErinGuarding EvelynRomance
Zeniter, AliceThe Art of LosingThe Algerian-French daughter of a man who claims he does not remember the past discovers her heritage when her grandmother’s return to their native home reveals their family’s secret past and the inescapable legacies of colonialism.
February 2021
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Banks, RussellForegoneA septuagenarian leftist documentary filmmaker gives a last interview from his mythologized life to a former star student to whom he discloses his experiences as a draft dodger who fled to a new life in Montreal.
Bauer, BelindaExitA literal-minded widower who discreetly volunteers to help terminally ill people die by assisted suicide makes a terrible mistake that renders him a fugitive.
Benjamin, AliThe Smash-UpUpended by his wife’s newfound activism, a once-successful businessman begins questioning everything in the face of scandalous allegations and a naïve houseguest.
Bentley, DonThe Outside ManThriller - Matt Drake #2
Berenson, AlexThe Power CoupleEmbarking on a European family vacation to revitalize their marriage, two government employees find the limits of their bond tested when their daughter goes missing from a Barcelona club.
Birkby, MichelleThe House at Baker StreetWhen Sherlock Holmes turns away the case of the persecuted Mrs. Laura Shirley, Mrs. Hudson and Mary Watson resolve to help a fellow woman in need but soon find the investigation becoming far bigger than either of them as they are plunged into a world of extortion and murder.
de Bodard, AlietteFireheart TigerFantasy
Bolaño, RobertoCowboy Graves: Three NovellasFiction
Box, C. J.Dark SkyMystery - Joe Pickett #21
Briggs, PatriciaWild SignUrban Fantasy - Alpha and Omega #6
Brooks, TerrySmall Magic: Short Fiction, 1977-2020Fantasy
Callihan, KristenMake It SweetRomance
Castillo, LindaA Simple MurderMystery - Kate Burkholder Short Stories
Champaneri, PriyankaThe City of Good DeathA debut novel of family and love, memory and ritual and the ways in which we honor the living and the dead that takes readers inside India’s holy city of Banaras follows the lives of inseparable cousins Pramesh and Sagar, who live in a death hostel.
Chandler, LatoyaInsatiable LoveLatavia Carter tries to salvage the pieces of her broken marriage and regain her trust in herself after a one night stand with Darnell Carter causes her life to spiral out of control.
Charles, Janet Skeslien The Paris LibraryBased on a true story, the novel describes how a lonely, 1980s teenager befriends an elderly neighbor and uncovers her past as a librarian at the American Library in Paris who joined the Resistance when the Nazis arrived.
Chen, Te-PingLand of Big Numbers: StoriesA debut story collection offering a kaleidoscopic portrait of life for contemporary Chinese people, set between China and the United States.
Chiavaroli, HeidiThe Orchard HouseTwo women, one living in present day Massachusetts and another in Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House soon after the Civil War, overcome their own personal demons and search for a place to belong.
Childs, LauraHaunted HibiscusMystery - Tea Shop #22
Clayborn, KateLove at FirstReturning to the apartment where he was unforgettably entranced by an unknown woman’s voice, Will encounters an uncannily familiar tenant who sabotages his efforts to interfere in the lives of her close-knit neighbors.
Coben, HarlanWinA high-suspense follow-up to the best-selling The Boy from the Woods is presented from the viewpoint of Myron Bolitar’s fan-favorite sidekick, Windsor Horne Lockwood III.
Conley, SusanLandslideFiction
Cooper, HelenThe Downstairs NeighborThriller
Cosimano, ElleFinlay Donovan is Killing ItWhen struggling suspense novelist and single mom Finlay Donovan is mistaken for a contract killer, she inadvertently accepts the offer to dispose of a problem husband in order to make ends meet, discovering that crime in real life is a lot harder than fiction.
Coster, NaimaWhat's Mine and YoursIntegrated into a predominantly white high school, an anxious young Black student and a half-Latina whose mother would have her pass as white join a bridge-building school play that shapes the trajectory of their adult lives.
Cross-Smith, LeesaThis Close to OkayFiction
Cussler, CliveFast IceThriller - Numa Files #18
Dailey, JanetCalder BrandA first installment in a Calder series spin-off is set in the late 1800s and follows the experiences of a vengeful cowboy and an aspiring doctor whose respective ambitions are complicated by past demons and an illegitimate child.
Dalglish, DavidVoidbreakerFantasy - The Keepers #3
Davies, CarysThe Mission HouseTaking refuge in a mission house in a remote hill town in India, an Englishman fleeing the dark undercurrents of contemporary life bonds with a Padre’s daughter against a backdrop of escalating religious tensions.
De Rosnay, TatianaFlowers of DarknessMoving into an ultra-modern artist residency in scenic Paris, a novelist seeking tranquility in the aftermath of a divorce begins experiencing ominous trepidation about the apartment building and the true agenda of those behind its creation.
Deveraux, JudeMeant to BeHistorical Fiction
Dobmeier, TracyGirls with Bright FuturesLocked in competition for a single admittance into Stanford, the mothers of three prep-school students confront their worst nightmares and doubts about each other’s true characters when their daughter applicants are violently targeted.
Doller, TrishFloat PlanHiring a sailor to navigate the boat trip she planned before her fiancé’s death, Anna begins healing from a broken heart in the wake of an unexpected romance.
Downing, DavidWedding StationMystery - John Russell #7
Duchovny, DavidTruly Like LightningFollows the experiences of a former Hollywood stuntman-turned-Mormon polygamist who is blackmailed by an ambitious developer to enroll his children in public school.
Edmondson, LaurenLadies of the HouseAfter her father’s involvement in a public scandal, Daisy must navigate the sale of the family home, her sister’s inconvenient crush and her best friend writing an expose in a modern retelling of Jane Austen’s classic Sense and Sensibility.
Ellis, BellaThe Diabolical BonesMystery - Brontë Sisters #2
Engel, PatriciaInfinite CountryFiction
Estleman, Loren D.The Eagle and the ViperAlternative History
Evanovich, JanetThe BountyMystery - Fox and O'Hare #7
Everett, ElizabethA Lady's Formula for LoveHistorical Romance
Feehan, ChristineLightning GameParanoramal Romance - Ghostwalker #17
Ferrada, Maria JoseHow to Order the UniverseFiction
Finch, CharlesAn Extravagant DeathMystery - Charles Lenox #14
Fine, JuliaThe Upstairs HouseRecovering from a difficult childbirth, a woman caring for her newborn alone while her husband travels for work suffers a psychological unraveling that causes her to see the ghost of famed children’s book author, Margaret Wise Brown.
Fisher, Suzanne WoodsThe Moonlight SchoolBased on true events, a young woman used to the finer things in life arrives in small town Appalachia in 1911 to help her formidable cousin combat adult illiteracy by opening moonlight schools.
Freeman, BrianInfiniteSurviving the accident that killed his wife, Dylan begins experiencing bizarre hallucinations of himself before encountering an unfamiliar psychiatrist who claims they have been engaging in parallel-universe hypnotherapy treatments.
Frey, DanThe Future Is YoursInventing a computer with a remarkable ability to browse the internet one year into the future, two best friends form a meteoric startup company in Silicon Valley before their innovation reveals a coming year that is anything but promising.
Gailey, SarahThe Echo WifeA precarious arrangement between a man, his wife and his wife’s clone explodes in a violent confrontation that forces the two women to figure out a creative way to stay out of prison.
Gonzalez, BetinaAmerican DeliriumDepicts a small Midwestern community where people and wildlife begin behaving in violently erratic ways that prevent a taxidermist from revealing his findings about a mysterious hallucinogen.
Graham, HeatherDanger in NumbersRomantic Suspense
Graves, SarahDeath by Chocolate SnickerdoodleMystery - Death by Chocolate #4
Greaney, MarkRelentlessThriller - Gray Man #10
Griffiths, EllyThe PostScript MurdersMystery - Harbinder Kaur #2
Hardiman, RebeccaGood EggsThree generations of a boisterous Irish family are upended by a matriarch’s shoplifting activities and an upbeat American home aide whose initial support catapults the family into the worst crisis they have ever faced.
Hashimi, NadiaSparks Like StarsAdopted from Afghanistan 40 years earlier by an American diplomat in the aftermath of a coup and assassination, Aryana has a chance encounter with the soldier who saved her life and killed her family.
Henry, MadeleineThe Love ProofInspired by her connect to her first love, Sophie, a physics prodigy, is determined to prove that true loves belong together in all realties.
Heron, FarahAccidentally EngagedA delightful romantic comedy featuring a Muslim woman who fakes an engagement to the boy next door in the hopes of winning a couples cooking contest.
Herron, MickSlough HouseThriller - Slough House #7
Hood, JoshuaRobert Ludlum's The Treadstone ExileThriller - Treadstone #2
Hopkins, PaulineOf One Blood: Or, the Hidden SelfHorror
Hunt, La JillLarge and in ChargeUrban
Ide, JoeSmokeMystery - IQ #5
Irvin, KellyHer Every MoveChristian Suspense
Ishiguro, KazuoKlara and the SunWaiting to be chosen by a customer, an Artificial Friend programmed with high perception observes the activities of shoppers while exploring fundamental questions about what it means to love.
Jance, J. A.Missing and EndangeredMystery - Joanna Brady #19
Johansen, ErikaBeneath the KeepFantasy - Queen of the Tearling #4
Johnson, NancyThe Kindest LieNeeding to reconnect with the baby she gave up for adoption years earlier, an Ivy League-educated Black engineer uncovers devastating family secrets before her bond with a young white misfit scandalizes her racially torn community.
Jones, CherieHow the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her HouseLala must deal with a chain of events that have terrible consequences when her petty criminal husband is interrupted in his attempt to rob one of the mansions in their "paradise" home of Baxter Beach, Barbados.
Khadra, YasminaKhalilReevaluating his choices when the ISIS suicide bomb he attempted to detonate malfunctions, a young Moroccan in Belgium learns that the assignment had been part of a training test and that his terrorist cell has another mission for him.
Knox, ElizabethThe Absolute BookWriting a successful book about the proper care of libraries, a woman with a haunted past is approached by a police officer for help solving a case involving an ancient scroll box and a library fire in her grandparents’ home.
Koontz, DeanThe Other EmilyHaunted by the unsolved disappearance of the love of this life a decade earlier, writer David Thorne visits her suspected killer in prison before meeting a woman who uncannily resembles the person he lost.
Landau, AlexisThose Who Are SavedGiven hours to report to an internment camp when Nazis occupy France, a Jewish-Russian émigré places her young daughter in the care of a trusted governess before an unexpected opportunity to escape to America leads to a heartbreaking separation.
Langan, SarahGood NeighborsFiction
Layden, EmilyAll GirlsNine young women embark on personal and scholarly journeys of self-discovery at a prestigious New England prep school, where their evolving voices are shaped by a scandal that the administration would cover up.
Leigh, StephenAmid the Crowd of StarsScience Fiction
Leon, DonnaNo Going BackMystery - Commissario Guido Brunetti #30
Livings, JackThe Blizzard PartyA 6-year-old narrator recounts the catastrophic nor’easter that struck Manhattan on February 6, 1978 and a wild party on the Upper West Side attended by a man who planned to drown himself in the Hudson River.
Lockwood, PatriciaNo One is Talking About ThisFiction
Lowe, KatiePossessionA true-crime podcast reopens a 10-year-old murder case involving a skeptical police officer, a suspicious best friend, a convicted teen who swears he is innocent and a wife who does not remember anything.
Margolin, PhillipA Matter of Life and DeathMystery - Robin Lockwood #4
Martine, ArkadyA Desolation Called PeaceScience Fiction - Teixcalaan #2
Mason, MegSorrow and BlissPushing away her devoted husband, a once-successful writer moves back into her bohemian childhood home, where she struggles to come to terms with the mental illness that has overshadowed her life.
Maxwell, EverinaWinter's OrbitAfter being forced by his Emperor grandfather into a marriage of convenience to unite their planets, Prince Kiem discovers that his intended, Count Jainan, is a suspect in his late husband’s death despite it being ruled an accident.
May, PeterThe Night GateMystery - Enzo Macleod #7
Meissner, SusanThe Nature of Fragile ThingsMoving to early 20th-century San Francisco to escape New York tenement life, an Irish mail-order bride uncovers transformative secrets involving a silent child and two other women before her precarious existence is upended by the great earthquake of 1906.
Menon, LilyMake Up Break UpTrying to get her relationship app off the ground, Annika Dev becomes frustrated and maybe a little intrigued when a business rival with whom she shared a Las Vegas summer fling moves into an office adjoining her workspace.
Meuret, TiffanyA Flood of PosiesFantasy
Michaels, FernNo Way OutStruggling to remember the accident leading to her boyfriend’s disappearance, a coma patient and video-game developer starts over in rural Mississippi, before an inexplicable reunion threatens everything she has rebuilt.
Mihalic, SusanDark HorsesFifteen-year-old equestrian prodigy Roan Montgomery struggles to reclaim her life from her abusive father, who demands strict obedience in all aspects of her life inside and outside of the riding arena.
Modesitt, L. E.Fairhaven RisingFantasy - Saga of Recluce #22
Moning, Karen MarieKingdom of Shadow and LightUrban Fantasy - Fever #11
Moniz, Dantiel W.Milk Blood Heat: StoriesA debut collection explores such topics as human connections, race, womanhood, inheritance and inner darkness in a series of intergenerational tales featuring protagonists in the sultry cities and suburbs of Florida.
Moore, NiyahCold SummerUrban - Sand Cove #2
Nguyen, Viet ThanhThe CommittedA sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Sympathizer finds the unnamed “man of two minds” and his blood brother dealing drugs in 1980s Paris, where he navigates the worlds of privileged clients while trying to reconcile two politically polarized friends.
Oates, Joyce CarolThe (Other) You: StoriesShort Stories
Ogden, AimeeSun-Daughters, Sea-DaughtersAfter sparking a war by choosing her land-dwelling love over her Sea-Clan, Atuale tries to save her husband and his people from an incurable plague in this reimagining of The Little Mermaid as a space opera.
Okri, BenPrayer for the Living: StoriesShort Stories
Oliva, AlexandraForget Me NotThriller
Osborne, KarenEngines of OblivionScience Fiction - Memory War #2
Parini, JayBenjamin's CrossingThe acclaimed and now-classic biographical novel of Walter Benjamin's last days--adapted into screenplay form.
Patterson, JamesThe Palm Beach MurdersMystery
Patterson, JamesThe Red BookThriller - Black Book #2
Pearse, SarahThe SanatoriumAccompanying family members to an isolated Swiss Alps hotel to recuperate from a traumatizing case, a woman detective uncovers the fates of long-ago tuberculosis patients who went missing from the property years earlier when it operated as a sanatorium.
Peterson, TracieDestined for YouA smallpox survivor who would protect her family and a railroad manager whose reunion with a brother is shattered by an act of vengeance find comfort and support in each other.
Polk, C. L.SoulstarFantasy - Kingston Cycle #3
Purnell, Brontez100 BoyfriendsAn irreverent, dirty, and profoundly intimate collection of vignettes exploring gay male desire, loneliness, sex, and self-sabotage.
Quinn, CateBlack WidowsFollows the life and death of Blake Nelson, a Mormon who adopted the old polygamous ways and lived alone with his three wives, all of whom hate each other.
Quinn, KateThe Rose CodeJoining the elite Bletchley Park codebreaking team during World War II, three women from very different walks of life uncover a spy’s dangerous agenda against a backdrop of the royal wedding of Elizabeth and Philip.
Rai, AlishaFirst Comes LikeRomance - Modern Love #3
Raybourn, DeannaAn Unexpected PerilHistorical Mystery - Veronica Speedwell #6
Reardon, BryanLet Her LieFacing the likely end of his career after a public misstep, a rising documentary filmmaker boldly decides to pursue the story of a serial killer who was captured before ending the life of a mysterious final victim.
Redfearn, SuzanneHadley and GraceWhen Hadley, who has just escaped an abusive marriage, crosses paths with Grace, a new mother hoping to put her rough past behind her, they must decide how must they are willing to risk for each other when danger catches up to both of them.
Rogers, MorganHoney GirlAfter completing her Ph.D. in astronomy, a young, straightlaced, Type A personality black woman goes on a girls’ weekend to Vegas to celebrate and gets drunkenly married to a woman whose name she doesn’t even know.
Romano-Lax, AndromedaAnnie and the WolvesSacrificing everything to research the life of her idol, Annie Oakley, a modern-day historian who would heal from one tragedy to prevent another discovers a journal that reveals the formative events that compelled Oakley’s emergence as a gifted sharpshooter.
Russo, KateSuper HostRenting out his West London home in the wake of marital and career setbacks, an award-winning artist rediscovers his sense of purpose through relationships with a lonely American, a tortured fellow artist and a cautiously optimistic divorcée.
Ryan, JenniferThe Kitchen FrontAn indebted young widow, a freedom-seeking kitchen maid, the wife of a wealthy but unkind man and a trained chef navigating sexism compete for a once-in-a-lifetime spot hosting a BBC cooking program during World War II.
Salih, ZakLet's Get Back to the PartyReconnecting with a childhood friend in the weeks after the Supreme Court marriage equality ruling, an art history teacher observes the contrast between his own closeted youth and the open relationships of a younger generation.
Scottoline, LisaEternalAn aspiring writer, an athlete from a professional cyclist family and a mathematics prodigy find their bond tested by a love triangle and the spread of anti-Semitism and fascism in 1937 Italy.
Silverman, JenWe Play OurselvesAfter a blistering public shaming, a promising young playwright heads to Los Angeles to reinvent herself and work on a semi-documentary about a group of teen girls who have a Fight Club inspired by the book and film.
Simpson, Leanne BetasamosakeNoopiming: The Cure for White LadiesIn fierce prose and poetic fragments, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson&;s Noopiming braids together humor, piercing detail, and a deep, abiding commitment to Anishinaabe life to tell stories of resistance, love, and joy.
Singh, NaliniQuiet in Her BonesWhen the bones of missing socialite Meera Rai are discovered in the forest that surrounds her elite neighborhood, her son Aarav is determined to uncover the ugly truth that lives beneath the moneyed elegance – but no one is ready for the murderous secrets that emerge.
Souljah, SisterLife After DeathThe long-awaited sequel to the best-selling The Coldest Winter Ever continues the gritty experiences of a returned Winter Santiaga.
Stabenow, DanaSpoils of the DeadMystery - Liam Campbell #5
Steel, DanielleThe AffairFiction
Sundin, SarahWhen Twilight BreaksChristian Historical
Todd, CharlesA Fatal LieHistorical Mystery - Inspector Ian Rutledge #23
Tudor, C. J.The Burning GirlsAssigned to a remote English countryside parish after a suspicious suicide, an unconventional vicar and single father investigates the village's tragic history and the recent disappearances of two teens.
Vida, VendelaWe Run the TidesBest friends Eulabee and Maria Fabiola have a vehement falling out after disagreeing on the nature of an act they witness while walking to their upscale all-girls' school, and Maria Fabiola's sudden disappearance soon after exposes dark community secrets.
Wagers, K. B.Out Past the StarsScience Fiction - Farian War #3
Whitaker, ChrisWe Begin at the EndA guilt-ridden police chief and a tough-as-nails woman who was forced to support her family as a girl work together to protect loved ones when the latter’s father is released after 30 years in prison.
Wilkinson, GinaWhen the Apricots BloomThree very different women navigate the complexities of trust, friendship and motherhood in turn-of-the-millennium Iraq, in a debut novel inspired by the author's experiences as an award-winning foreign correspondent in Baghdad during the regime of Saddam Hussein.
Willig, LaurenBand of SistersEschewed by her wealthy graduated classmates, a former scholarship student reluctantly volunteers to help World War I French civilians before finding herself surrounded by desperate families in villages decimated by German bombs.
Winspear, JacquelineThe Consequences of FearHistorical Mystery - Maisie Dobbs #16
Woods, StuartDouble JeopardyMystery - Stone Barrington #57
Youers, RioLola on FireBlackmailed by a witness after robbing a convenience store, a desperate man is forced to commit a burglary before realizing that a young woman and he have been rendered pawns in an organized crime dispute.
January 2021
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Abriel, AnitaLana's WarMourning a brutal double loss, Russian countess’s daughter Lana is recruited into the resistance on the French Riviera and goes undercover to gain access to the Gestapo leader who killed her husband.
Alden, K. D.A Mother's PromiseBased on a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, describes the story of Ruth Ann Riley, who had her first child taken from her after being sent to an institution and her fight against forced sterilization.
Anderson, Kevin J.VengewarFantasy - Wake the Dragon #2
Andrews, V. C.The Umbrella LadyThriller - Umbrella #1
Apostol, GinaThe Revolution According to Raymundo MataA sight-impaired, avid reader traces his Manila childhood and revolutionary activities at the side of Filipino nationalist Jose Rizal against a backdrop of Spanish colonial-era violence.
Ardone, ViolaThe Children's TrainA tale based on true events follows the experiences of a boy in post-World War II Italy, who joins thousands of other children from the south to live with adoptive families in the less-desperate north.
Armstrong, KelleyA Stranger in TownMystery - Rockton #6
Ashcroft, JennyMeet Me in BombayA homesick Englishwoman falls in love with a charismatic man who opens her eyes to the beauty and culture of 1913 Bombay, before their relationship is complicated by a disapproving parent and the harsh realities of war.
Baker, RaneissaW.I.F.EAfter surviving almost seven hard years of federal prison, Ray "Assa" Jones returned to his hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with his mind on trading his past life of illegal hustling for a new legal one.
Baker, RaneissaW.I.F.E PT 2Urban Fiction
Baratz-Logsted, LaurenJoint CustodyA devoted pooch resorts to escalating means, including the consumption of chocolate, to make the Man and Woman who share custody of him get back together, before the arrival of a New Man prompts even more drastic doggy measures.
Beckett, L. X.DealbreakerScience Fiction - Gamechanger #2
Benjamin, MelanieThe Children's BlizzardThe best-selling author of The Aviator’s Wife draws on oral histories of the Great Plains blizzard of 1888 to depict the experiences of two teachers, a servant and a reporter who risk everything to protect the children of immigrant homesteaders.
Berry, SteveThe Kaiser's WebThriller - Cotton Malone #16
Bonidan, CathyThe Lost ManuscriptDiscovering an abandoned manuscript in her Brittany hotel room, a woman falls in love with the story and begins a life-changing correspondence with its mysterious writer.
Boyd, WilliamTrioA film location in 1968 Brighton is riotously upended by a scandalous intelligence investigation into the secret lives and loves of a novelist, an actress and a movie producer.
Brazier, Eliza JaneIf I DisappearInvestigating the disappearance of her favorite true-crime podcaster, an outcast follows clues to the site of an isolated ranch before uncovering sinister truths about other women who have gone missing from the property.
Broder, MelissaMilk FedTransitioning from her Jewish faith to dieting to maintain an illusion of existential control, Rachel bonds with an Orthodox woman at a frozen yogurt shop before embarking on a journey of food, desire and spiritual fulfillment.
Brown, Rita MaeOut of HoundsCozy Mystery - Jane Arnold #13
Bruce, CamillaIn the Garden of Spite: A Novel of the Black Widow of La PorteRendered desperate and ruthless by men who forced her to endure brutal suffering, a calculating woman becomes the most prolific female serial killer in American history in her determination to survive and claim a life on her own terms.
Burdick, SerenaFind me in HavanaHistorical Fiction
Bush, KeishaNo Heaven for Good BoysForced by an unscrupulous teacher to join a pack of child beggars, a Senegalese boy works beside his cousin to survive Dakar’s black-market organ traders, rival thieves and student protests.
Carrick, M. A.The Mask of MirrorsReturning to Nadezra bent on revenge, con artist Renata Viraudax finds her plan of tricking her way into a noble house and securing her fortune thwarted by the discovery that she holds the key to saving all her worlds.
Chen, MikeWe Could Be HeroesTwo superpowered individuals who have lost all memory of their real identities use their respective powers to commit or fight crime before teaming up together to stop the mad scientist behind a devastating medical conspiracy.
Childs, LauraEgg ShootersCozy Mystery - Cackleberry Club #9
Coleman, JaQuavisThe Streets Have No QueenUrban Fiction
Dalton, Julie CarrickWaiting for the Night SongCadie returns to her childhood home to confront her estranged best friend and the dark secret they both share and must decide what she is willing to sacrifice to protect the people and the land she loves.
Dean, AbigailGirl AThriller
Delany, VickiA Curious IncidentCozy Mystery - Sherlock Holmes Bookshop #6
Desmond, SeanSophomoresAn Irish-American man in 1987 Dallas succumbs to alcohol addiction in the wake of a wrenching diagnosis, while his wife serves as a juror on an illuminating high-profile murder case and their son finds academic encouragement from an enigmatic teacher.
Dorsey, TimTropic of StupidMystery - Serge Storms #24
Doshi, AvniBurnt SugarShortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, a searing literary debut novel set in India about mothers and daughters, obsession and betrayal.
Dyer, EricaGood Girlz With Hood HabitsHow much would you be willing to lose for money and love? With everything to lose but so much more to gain, how far will three women go in order to build a name for themselves?
Eaton, EllieThe DivinesPiecing together memories from her teen years at an elite English boarding school, Josephine gradually exposes a violent secret behind why the once-prestigious institution abruptly closed in disgrace.
Enriquez, MarianaThe Dangers of Smoking in Bed: StoriesShort Stories
Falvey, PatriciaThe Titanic Sisters: A Riveting Story of Strength and FamilyHistorical Fiction
Fellowes, JessicaThe Mitford trialHistorical Mystery - Mitford Murders #4
Fisher, HelenFaye, FarawayA happily married mother of two daughters faces an impossible choice when she is transported back in time to 1977, the year before her own mother died.
Fluke, JoanneTriple Chocolate Cheesecake MurderCozy Mystery - Hannah Swensen #27
Fowler, ChristopherOranges and LemonsMystery - Bryant & May #19
Gifford, ElisabethThe Good Doctor of WarsawHistorical Fiction
Gornichec, GenevieveThe Witch's HeartA subversive reimagining of Norse mythology traces the experiences of a banished witch whose unexpected passionate relationship with the trickster Loki produces three remarkable offspring before her family is targeted by wrathful gods.
Gosling, VictoriaBefore the RuinsA multilayered debut finds a woman forced to confront a haunting summer from the past shaped by a stolen diamond necklace, a man on the run, and a devastating betrayal.
Gray, Shelley ShepardA Perfect Amish RomanceBookmobile librarian and matchmaker Sarah Anne Miller discretely assists an Amish youth who would obtain his GED and a heartbroken reader who becomes his tutor in this series debut.
Green, ElizabethConfessions of a Curious BooksellerFiction
Green, JocelynShadows of the White CityChristian Fiction
Griep, MichelleThe Thief of Blackfriars LaneNewly commissioned officer Jackson Forge intends to clean up the crime-ridden streets of Victorian London even if it kills him, when he crosses paths with the notorious swindler Kit Turner.
Grushin, OlgaThe Charmed WifeThirteen years after marrying Prince Charming and having two children, a dissatisfied Cinderella sneaks out to obtain the services of a witch known to provide love potions to disgruntled housewives, but instead of rekindled romance, she wants her husband dead.
Hardt, HelenFollow Me UnderRomance
Harper, JaneThe SurvivorsHaunted by guilt for a reckless and consequential mistake in his youth, Kieran returns to his coastal hometown and his struggling fishing-industry parents, before the discovery of a body on the beach reveals long-held secrets.
Harris, CharlaineThe Russian CageUrban Fantasy - Gunnie Rose #3
Harrison, JamieThe Center of EverythingRecuperating from a head injury that has scrambled her perception of time, a Montana native attends a family reunion before the disappearance of a beloved friend dredges up painful memories.
Hart, JohnThe UnwillingThe younger brother of a wrongly implicated Vietnam veteran and ex-con races to uncover the truth about a young woman’s murder and the brutal realities of war that shaped his brother’s darker nature.
Hawks, ArlemGeorgana's SecretHaving spent her early life at sea in the guise of her father’s cabin boy, a young woman falls in love with a Royal Navy lieutenant who challenges her pessimism about finding a respectable husband.
Haynes, NatalieA Thousand ShipsAn award-winning retelling of the Trojan War from the perspectives of its women follows the stories of a vigil-keeping Penelope, an Amazon princess rival of Achilles and three goddesses whose feud sparks a tragic conflict.
Hernandez, TreasureThe Girls of South BeachAssaulted by the pimp who once promised her a life of luxury, seductive Anissa Burke turns the tables on her abuser and seizes control of his ring before rebuilding it into South Beach’s highest-paid escort service.
Hobson, BrandonThe RemovedA Cherokee family takes in a remarkable foster child on the eve of the Cherokee National Holiday and anniversary of a loved one’s death.
Hockman, AngieShippedCompeting for the same promotion, a workaholic marketing manager and her e-mail nemesis discover their mutual attraction when they meet for the first time while researching their company’s cruise line in the Galápagos Islands.
Holroyde, ClaireThe EffortDiscovering that a dark comet near Jupiter will eventually hit Earth and destroy all known life, a NASA Near-Earth Object scientist and his indomitable girlfriend assemble an international team to prevent a global catastrophe.
Hopkins, BenCathedralHistorical Fiction
Horrocks, CaitlinLife Among the TerranautsShort Stories
Hubbard, LadeeThe Rib KingExploited by the white family that took him in as a servant 15 years earlier, a Black orphan becomes tragically enraged by how his employers mindlessly profit from the talents of a hired black cook.
Hunt, LairdZorrieFiction
Hurwitz, GreggProdigal SonMystery - Orphan X #6
Iggulden, ConnThe Gates of AthensHistorical Fiction - Athenian #1
IndiaMarried to the MoneyBetrayed countless times, twenty-six-year-old Chanel Franklin, on a journey to obtain the finer things in life, learns some valuable lessons, both physical and mental, that come with a high price – her life.
Johansen, Roy and IrisBlink of an EyeMystery - Kendra Michaels #8
Johnson, Joshua PhillipThe Forever SeaFantasy
Johnson, SadeqaYellow WifeBorn on a plantation but set apart from the others by her mother's position as a medicine woman, a young slave is forced to leave home at eighteen and unexpectedly finds herself in an infamously cruel jail.
Johnstone, William W.Outlaw CountryWestern - Smoke Jensen #3
Kelly, GretaThe Frozen CrownFleeing to her allies in the south when her realm is overrun by the forces of a mad emperor, a young heiress is embroiled in labyrinthine political games that threaten to expose her secret magical nature.
Kelly, JuliaThe Last Garden in EnglandGiven the opportunity of a lifetime to restore an admired designer’s famed historic gardens, Emma uncovers long-hidden secrets about her role model and three women who lived on the property during World War II.
Kim, Ae-RanMy Brilliant LifeEnjoying a vicarious but rich life through the stories of his parents, conversations with an older neighbor and the books he reads, a boy pens a manuscript documenting his parents’ rather embellished romance, with riotous results.
Koryta, MichaelNever Far AwayPlaced in witness protection in remote northern Maine, Leah risks exposing herself to the dangerous forces of her past when her homesick children run away.
Lee, Chang-RaeMy Year AbroadAn everyday American college student finds his life transformed by a Chinese-American businessman who unexpectedly takes him under his wing on a series of whimsical, heartbreaking and darkly shocking adventures throughout Asia.
Leicht, StinaPersephone StationScience Fiction
Loedel, DanielHades, ArgentinaA medical student in Buenos Aires must decide how far he’s willing to go for his childhood crush and the group of insurgents she’s joined as more and more people like her are disappeared by an oppressive military junta.
Long, H. M.Hall of SmokeEpic Fantasy
MacLaren, SharleneHer Steadfast HeartChristian Fiction
Malerman, JoshA House at the Bottom of a LakeDiscovering an extraordinary house at the bottom of a lake in their Michigan community, two teens fall passionately in love while struggling to choose between the property’s ethereal freedoms and the safety of the world above.
Mallery, SusanThe Vineyard at Painted MoonDevastated by a divorce that she admits was inevitable, MacKenzie finds her attempts to move away from the only family and source of employment she has ever known complicated by an unplanned pregnancy.
Masood, Syed M.The Bad Muslim DiscountA homesick Pakistani immigrant chafing against the strictures of his family’s new devout Muslim life in California and a young woman who barely escaped war-torn Baghdad upend their community in the aftermath of a fateful chance encounter.
Maxwell, AlyssaA Sinister ServiceHistorical Mystery - Lady and Lady's Maid #6
McGuire, SeananAcross the Green Grass FieldsFantasy - Wayward Children #6
McKevett, G. A.Murder at Mabel's MotelCozy Mystery - Granny Reid #3
Meier, LeslieIrish Parade MurderCozy Mystery - Lucy Stone #27
Melinek, JudyAftershockMystery - Dr. Jessie Teska #2
Morris, ErnestDeath by AssociationOn the east side of Allentown, Pennsylvania, sits the most drug-infested projects. Outsiders consider them a death trap because there is only one way in and one way out. It has birthed hundreds of hustlers, but none compared to these two.
Morris, ErnestDeath by Association 2Urban Fiction
Mosley, WalterBlood GroveMystery - Easy Rawlins #15
Mosse, KateThe City of TearsHistorical - Burning Chambers #2
Murphy, StacieA Deadly FortuneHistorical Mystery
Niemi, MikaelTo Cook a BearBecoming Laestadius’s faithful son and disciple in 1852 Sweden, runaway Jussi works with the famous pastor to track down a killer who is targeting maids, unaware of the evil closing in on them.
O'Donnell, ParaicThe House on Vesper SandsA Victorian-inspired supernatural mystery by the award-winning author of The Maker of Swans follows the experiences of a Cambridge dropout and his savvy detective partner, who connect a paramour’s disappearance to a bizarre suicide.
Okorafor, NnediRemote ControlWhen an alien artifact turns her into Death’s adopted daughter, Sankofa, with her name being the only tie to her family and her past, searches for answers as cities fall in her wake.
Peters, TorreyDetransition, BabyA trans woman, her detransitioned ex, and his cisgender lover build an unconventional family together in the wake of heartbreak and an unplanned pregnancy.
Petrie, NickThe BreakerMystery - Peter Ash #6
Pinter, JasonA Stranger at the DoorMystery - Rachel Marin #2
Pittman, RayneshaDisrespectfully YoursUnhappily married, Meagan believes she has found love with Devin, a man young enough to be her own child, but when a past she never knew existed is exposed, her eyes are opened to the immediate danger she is in.
Pratt, TimDoors of SleepZax Delatree, who ends up in a new reality every time he falls asleep, must elude a very determined killer who is after the blood running through his veins, which holds the power to travel through worlds.
Pronzini, BillThe Paradise AffairMystery - Carpenter and Quincannon #9
Quartey, KweiSleep Well, My LadyMystery - Emma Djan #2
Quotah, EmanBride of the SeaFiction
Reynolds, AllieShiverA reunion weekend in the French Alps turns deadly when five friends discover that someone has deliberately stranded them at a remote mountaintop resort during a snowstorm, where ominous things begin to happen.
Rice, LuanneThe Shadow BoxPreparing for an exhibit that includes a piece about the domestic violence she once endured at the hands of her gubernatorial candidate husband, an artist survives a home invasion only to find herself pitted against dangerous corrupt forces.
Rosenbaum, BenjaminThe UnravelingGrowing up in a distant future and galaxy where biotechnology has revolutionized gender and cybernetics have abolished privacy, young Fift is challenged by a controversial relationship that sparks a revolution against strictly enforced societal mandates.
Rous, EmmaThe Perfect GuestsThriller
Rowland, Laura JohPortrait of PerilHistorical Mystery - Victorian Mystery #5
Sacks, RebeccaCity of a Thousand GatesA college student in illegal territory, a journalist covering regional violence, a new father and a teen soldier struggle to survive in the contemporary West Bank against a backdrop of ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflicts.
Schaffhausen, JoannaEvery Waking HourMystery - Ellery Hathaway #4
Schwarz, Liese O'HalloranWhat Could Be SavedFiction
Seligman, KatherineAt the Edge of the HaightWitnessing a murder that threatens her already precarious existence, a young homeless woman is pressured to return to her family in tech-driven, race-torn San Francisco.
Shannon, SamanthaThe Mask FallingFantasy - Bone Season #4
Simone, R.My Husband's Mistress is MeUrban Fiction
Skelton, DouglasThe Blood Is StillMystery - Rebecca Connolly #2
Smith, Alexander McCallPianos and Flowers: Brief Encounters of the Romantic KindAn anthology of 14 stories by the best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series imagines the rich lives and loves behind everyday people featured in pictures from the London Sunday Times photograph archives.
Solomon, Rachel LynnThe Ex TalkAn experienced public radio producer and a newcomer with a master’s degree clash over the disparate advice they administer during an unexpectedly popular radio show.
St James, DorothyThe Broken SpineCozy Mystery - Beloved Bookroom #1
Stewart, AmyDear Miss KoppHistorical Mystery - Kopp Sisters #6
Tracy, P. J.Deep Into the DarkFramed for the murder of a friend’s abusive ex, war veteran Sam Easton turns for help to up-and-coming LAPD detective Margaret Nolan, a fallen soldier’s sister who would prove Sam’s innocence.
Tschida, SamSiri, Who Am I?Waking from a coma with no memory of who she is, a wealthy millennial tries to piece together her identity through her social-media activity before following leads to a billionaire’s home and the site of a suspicious accident.
UntamedKarma's BrewUrban - Never Again, No More #3
Waggoner, C. M.The Ruthless Lady's Guide to WizardryA down-and-out fire witch and a young gentlewoman join forces against a deadly conspiracy.
Walker, Ann MarieHappy Singles DayRomance
Walker, Laura JensenHope, Faith, and a CorpseCozy Mystery - Faith Chapel #1
Weber, CarlThe Family Business 6Urban Fiction
Weber, David, and Chris KennedyInto the LightScience Fiction - Out of the Dark #2
Wesley, Valerie WilsonA Glimmer of DeathThe first in a new thrilling new series starring a women with an extraordinary psychic gift follows widow Odessa Jones as she, to prove her co-worker’s innocence, investigates the murder of a volatile man who had a lot of enemies.
Whitlow, RobertTrial and ErrorA small-town lawyer has been searching for his daughter for eighteen years. Now another young woman is missing, and he’s determined to find them both---no matter the cost.
Windling, TerriThe Wood WifeFantasy
Wingate, MartyGlamour GirlsEnlisting in the women’s Air Transport Authority during World War II, talented aviatrix Rosalie Wright heroically serves in the face of male skepticism before finding herself torn between a cynical, wisecracking playboy and a heartthrob fellow pilot.
Youngson, AnneThe Narrowboat SummerAbandoning their previous lives, two friends agree to drive a third friend’s narrowboat through the canals of England while she awaits a life-saving operation, drawing them all together to forge a new path forward.
December 2020
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Andersen, SusanThe Ballad of Hattie TaylorHistorical Romance
Antoinette, AshleyButterfly 3Struggling to move on after the heartbreaking loss of Messiah, Morgan Atkins finds herself torn between love and duty when her betrothal to a man she does not love is complicated by two unexpected reunions.
Askaripour, MateoBlack BuckA blazing, satirical debut novel about a young man given a shot at stardom as the lone Black salesman at a mysterious, cultlike, and wildly successful startup where nothing is as it seems.
Atkins, AceRobert B. Parker's Someone to Watch Over MeMystery - Spenser #48
Audrain, AshleyThe PushA devoted mother with a painful past gradually realizes that something is very wrong with her daughter, a fear that is complicated by her husband’s dismissive views and the birth of a healthy son.
Balzano, MarcoI'm Staying HereTrina, a young teacher in 1923 defies Mussolini’s order to abolish German as a teaching language in the annexed Austrian territory but refuses the “Great Option” of Hitler’s Germany in 1939 to join the Reich and leave Italy.
Barry, KevinThat Old Country MusicShort Stories
Beers, Georgia/ Cummings, Maggie/ Riley, FionaAll I Want for ChristmasRomance Novellas
Benedict, MarieThe Mystery of Mrs. ChristieClaiming amnesia after going missing for more than a week in late 1926, up-and-coming mystery author Agatha Christie pens a chilling story that brashly implicates her war-hero husband.
Brackston, PaulaThe Garden of Promises and LiesFantasy - Found Things #3
Brown, JamelLoyal to the HustleGully always knew that he would join the family business, including drug running, gun running, and murder, but now with a family of his own, Gully finds his feelings starting to change, especially after losing friends and family in the process of keeping the hustle going.
Caldwell, JosephLazarus RisingFiction
Candlish, LouiseThe Other CoupleWhen a millennial couple and a Gen X couple fall into an obsessive friendship, envy turns deadly in this addictive novel of suspense
Cavanagh, SteveTwistedThriller
Chase, LorettaTen Things I Hate About the DukeHistorical Romance - Difficult Dukes #2
Child, LincolnThe Scorpion's TailMystery - Nora Kelly #2
Clare, AlysThe Outcast GirlsHistorical Mystery - World's End Bureau Victorian #2
Clark, AshleyDress Shop on King StreetInspirational
Cogman, GenevieveThe Dark ArchiveFantasy - Invisible Library #7
Coleman, JaQuavisThe Stiletto AgreementOne wife. One mistress. One deadly game of sex, deception, and betrayal...
Cornwell, PatriciaSpinThriller - Captain Chase #2
Cousens, SophieThis Time Next YearBorn in the shadow of a boy who was born moments earlier and heralded as 1990 London’s first baby, Minnie encounters her more fortunate rival on various disastrous birthdays before making unexpected discoveries when they both turn 30.
Crawford, IsisA Catered Book Club MurderCozy Mystery - Mystery With Recipes #16
Davies, Peter HoA Lie Someone Told You about YourselfA family grapples with the decision to terminate a pregnancy after receiving catastrophic test results and must deal with questions that reverberate down the years.
De Leon, AyaA Spy in the StruggleSuccess used to be this savvy lawyer's only rule. But now she's putting everything on the line to bring a killer corporation to justice.
Diamond, De'neshaCollateralMystery - Parker Crime #3
Dicks, MatthewThe Other MotherA teenage boy copes with the rupture of his family by viewing his mother in an unusual light.
Dickson, ShirleyOur Last GoodbyeAfter her mother’s death in 1943, a young, British woman decides to become a nurse and finds herself working alongside a handsome and funny man and wonders why he isn’t fighting in the war.
Dodd, ChristinaWrong AlibiSentenced to life in prison for a murder she did not commit, 18-year-old Evelyn escapes and works under an alias at a wilderness camp, where her chance at revenge is complicated by a former employer’s mysterious connections.
Eason, LynetteActive DefenseInspirational - Danger Never Sleeps #3
Ekbäck, CeciliaThe HistoriansCoordinating precarious World War II peace agreements between Germany and neutral Sweden, a young negotiator teams up with the Minister of Foreign Affairs to investigate the racially charged events behind a friend’s suspicious death.
Emmett, S. C.The Poison PrinceFantasy - Hostage of the Empire #2
Emmett, S. C.The Throne of the Five WindsFantasy - Hostage of the Empire #1
Engberg, KatrineThe Butterfly HouseMystery - Korner and Werner #2
Fisher, TarrynThe Wrong FamilyAn off-kilter narrator witnesses the slow unraveling of a couple’s strained marriage that erupts in unexpected ways in a chilling tale of domestic suspense.
Frear, CazShed No TearsMystery - Cat Kinsella #3
Fuller, KathleenA Double Dose of LoveRomance - Amish Mail-Order Bride #1
Gallen, MichelleBig Girl, Small TownThis debut follows the experiences of a plucky chip-shop worker whose coming-of-age in the post-Troubles years is upended by abandonment and growing tensions between local Catholics and Protestants.
Gardner, LisaBefore She DisappearedInvestigating the cold-case disappearance of a Haitian teen in a gritty Boston neighborhood, Frankie Elkin navigates resident and police resistance as well as the challenges of her own sobriety before risking her life to uncover the truth.
Garrison, ZariaFamily ReunionUrban Fiction
Gohlke, CathyNight Bird CallingHistorical Christian
Goldberg, LeeBone CanyonMystery - Eve Ronin #2
Graves, StephanieOlive Bright, PigeoneerHistorical Mystery
Greeley, MollyThe Heiress: The Revelations of Anne de BourghA reimagining of the story of Jane Austen’s mysterious character depicts a rejected young heiress who fights a life-long addiction before discovering health and passion in the London home of her cousin, Colonel John Fitzwilliam.
Grippando, JamesTwenty: A Jack Swyteck NovelThriller - Jack Swyteck #17
Hannah, KristinThe Four WindsA Depression-era woman confronts a wrenching choice between fighting for the Dust Bowl-ravaged land she loves in Texas or pursuing an uncertain future in California.
Hardt, HelenAwakenedRomance - Steel Brothers Saga #16
Harper, KarenUnder the Alaskan IceRomantic Suspense - Alaska Wild #2
Hauck, Rachel/ Wade, Becky/ Ganshert, KatieSay I Do: Three Wedding StoriesChristian Romance Novellas
Hauty, ChrisSavage RoadThriller - Hayley Chill #2
Hawke, SamCity of LiesFantasy - Poison Wars #1
Hawke, SamHollow EmpireFanasy - Poison Wars #2
Hawkins, RachelThe Wife UpstairsSupplementing her modest income by stealing small valuables from her gated-community clients, a broke dog-walker endeavors to win the heart of a wealthy bachelor before learning his late wife’s own rags-to-riches story.
Hedlund, JodyA Cowboy for KeepsRomance - Colorado Cowboys #1
Henderson, TresserBig Girls Drama 2Urban Fiction
Hernandez, Treasure/ Moore, MichelGirls from Da Hood 14Urban Fiction
Hill, EdwinWatch HerMystery - Hester Thursby #3
Hoover, ColleenLaylaWhen the personality of the woman he loves is changed by the trauma of a severe accident, Leeds takes her to the bed-and-breakfast where they first met, before her escalating behavior complicates his ability to help another guest.
Innes, Louise R.Death at a Country MansionWhen overly dramatic opera star Dame Serena Lavante – and her best friend’s mother – Is murdered, Surrey, England hairdresser Daisy Thorne must get to the root of the case with the help of a handsome Detective Inspector.
Johnson, JaneThe Sea GateMourning her late mother, Rebecca sets out for Cornwall to help an elderly cousin save her beloved home and discovers attic treasures, a mysterious tunnel from the cellar to the sea and long-buried secrets.
Johnson, Julia ClaiborneBetter Luck Next TimeThe novel follows the experiences of a former Yale student whose life at a 1930s Reno divorce ranch is upended by a shy woman and a thrice-divorced pilot.
Johnson, TaraAll Through the NightHistorical Christian
Jones Jr, RobertThe ProphetsTwo enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation find refuge in each other while transforming a quiet shed into a haven for their fellow slaves, before an enslaved preacher declares their bond sinful.
Kane, DarbyPretty Little WifeA twisty domestic suspense novel that asks one central question: shouldn't a dead husband stay dead?
Kaufman, MichaelThe Last ExitThe secret to eternal life is closely guarded by people who will do anything to protect it—even if it means destroying everything in their path.
Kellerman, FayeThe Lost BoysMystery - Decker and Lazarus #26
Kellerman, JonathanSerpentineMystery - Alex Delaware #36
Krentz, Jayne AnnAll the Colors of NightRomantic Suspense - Fogg Lake #2
Lloyd, ElleryPeople Like HerA successful media influencer’s morally questionable relationship with the truth exposes deep psychological cracks in her marriage at the same time her family is targeted by a violently obsessed fan.
Lourey, JessBloodlineThriller
MacRae, MollyHeather and HomicideMystery - Highland Bookshop #4
Maddox, JaimeLove Changes EverythingRomance
Mannion, UnaA Crooked TreeFinding solace in the trees her late Irish immigrant father taught her to revere, a teen in 1980s Pennsylvania finds her young life shattered in the wake of a summer evening gone terribly wrong.
Marshall, TyKeys to the KingdomThe novel introduces readers to urban fiction’s newest crime family as they experience the powerful legacy of tradition and blood, the seductive lure of power, and the ultimate game of sibling rivalry.
McCall, Amaleka G3someUrban Fiction - Love Sisters #3
McLaughlin, DanielleThe Art of FallingA woman finds her precarious marriage and career thrown into turmoil by a reckoning with an old friend and an enigmatic woman’s claim that she is the true creator of a famous work of art.
Merbeth, KristynFortunaScience Fiction - Nova Vita Protocol #1
Merbeth, KristynMemoriaScience Fiction - Nova Vita Protocol #2
Morelli, LauraThe Night PortraitA tale told in two historical periods follows da Vinci’s ambitious 1492 creation of Portrait of a Lady with an Ermine and a conservator’s life-risking effort to save the painting from Nazi destruction centuries later.
Moss, SarahSummerwaterA series of vignettes offer the idle thoughts of a group of strangers vacationing in a Scottish holiday park during a very rainy day, lost in their own little worlds, until a shocking event unites them.
Moss, TaraThe War WidowWhen her career is sidelined by returning male soldiers, World War II correspondent Billie Walker reopens her late father's private investigation agency, only to be swept up in a dangerous missing-persons case.
Murray, Victoria ChristopherWrathFiction - Seven Deadly Sins #4
North, AnnaOutlawedA riveting adventure story features a fugitive girl, a mysterious gang of robbers, and their dangerous mission to transform the Wild West.
Parris, S. J.The Dead of WinterHistorical Mystery - Giordano Bruno novellas
Patterson, JamesThe RussianMystery - Michael Bennett #13
Payne, MelissaMemories in the DriftFiction
Powell, KarenThe River WithinFiction
Probst, JenniferOur Italian SummerThree generations of women in the Ferrari family must heal the broken pieces of their lives on a trip of a lifetime through picturesque Italy.
Reybaud, FannyMademoiselle De MalepeireA modern translation of Fanny Reybaud's 19th-century romance and murder mystery, where a captivating portrait of a beautiful aristocrat inspires a young scholar to discover the subject's true identity, only to uncover a French Revolution-era tale of murder and deception.
Rimmer, KellyThe Things We Cannot SayIn a story of love, loyalty, honor and perseverance, a woman in the present searches for answers to a family mystery from the past that leads to the discovery of a heartbreaking World War II love story, which reveals truths she never expected.
Robb, J. D.Faithless in DeathMystery - In Death #52
Robson, JenniferOur Darkest NightHiding from the Nazis in the guise of a Christian farmer’s wife, a Jewish woman is met with suspicion by a Nazi official who harbors a vendetta against the former seminary student posing as her husband.
Russell, TristaLove HandlesFiction
Ryan, RachelThe Woman Outside My DoorThriller
Shalvis, JillThe Forever GirlReturning to her hometown to attend an estranged friend’s wedding, Maze navigates unexpected secrets with her childhood circle of friends while discovering that she still has feelings for a long-ago crush.
Sise, KatieOpen HouseThriller
Smith, Michael FarrisNickA tale inspired by Fitzgerald’s famous narrator imagines the life of Nick Carraway before Gatsby, depicting a war-traumatized, heavily drinking man who embarks on a doomed journey of redemption from Paris to New Orleans.
Soule, CharlesStar Wars: Light of the JediA new Star Wars saga set 200 years before the events of The Phantom Menace finds the heroes of the Jedi Order confronted by an unexpected sinister force while defending the Republic from a catastrophic hyperspace disaster.
Steel, DanielleNeighborsFiction
Stoker, SusanTrusting SkylarRomance - Silverstone #1
Sullivan, SophieTen Rules for Faking ItRomance
Summers, Chelsea G.A Certain HungerFiction
Swallow, JamesThe Dark VeilScience Fiction - Star Trek: Picard #2
Tarkington, EdThe Fortunate OnesExposed to the privileges and depravity of wealth when his mother’s connections gain him entry into an elite Nashville boarding school, Charlie faces a difficult choice years later while supporting a friend’s morally questionable political campaign.
Tate, Courtney EvanThe Last to See HerThriller
Taylor, BradAmerican TraitorThriller - Pike Logan #15
Thompson, VictoriaCity of SchemesHistorical Mystery - Counterfeit Lady #4
Thornton, Chris HardingPickard County AtlasWhile following the local town miscreant, a dusty Nebraska town’s sheriff’s deputy, Harley Jensen, runs into Pam Reddick, a young woman looking for an escape from the chains of motherhood, marriage and her husband’s dark family history.
Torre, A. R.Every Last SecretThriller
Vo, NghiWhen the Tiger Came Down the MountainFantasy - Singing Hills Cycle #2
Watts, MadeleineThe Inland SeaFiction
Wegert, TessaThe Dead SeasonMystery - Shana Merchant #2
Willberg, T. A.Marion Lane and the Midnight MurderAfter a filing assistant at Miss Brickett’s Investigations & Inquiries is murdered, her colleague and first year inquirer-in-training is framed for the crime and must sort through hidden alliances and WWII secrets to clear her name.
Williams, DeniseHow to Fail at FlirtingChallenged by her friends to start enjoying her life when her university department is cut, a Type-A overachiever embarks on a daring to-do list that involves leaving an abusive ex and pursuing a career-risking fling with a charming stranger.
Williams, EleyThe Liar's DictionaryTasked with identifying false entries in an encyclopedic dictionary before it is digitized, a young intern questioning her sexuality and place in the world uncovers the laugh-out-loud mountweazels of a disaffected Victorian lexicographer.
Wingate, MartyMurder is a MustMystery - First Edition Library #2
Woods, StuartHush-HushMystery - Stone Barrington #56
November 2020
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Abdullah, KiaTake It BackThriller
Aimaq, JasmineThe Opium PrinceAccidentally killing a young Kochi girl while driving through Kabul, an Afghan-American foreign-aid worker is confronted by an opium dealer’s threats, the loss of his marriage and wrenching guilt over the local regime’s indifference.
Alexander, EllieWithout a BrewMystery - Sloane Krause #4
Andrews, V. C.Whispering HeartsFantasy - House of Secrets #3
Archer, JeffreyHidden in Plain SightHistorical Mystery - William Warwick Chronicle #2
Archer, JeffreyThe Short, the Long and the TallShort Stories
Baldacci, DavidDaylightMystery - Atlee Pine #3
Barres, E. A.They're GoneA northern Virginia freelance editor and a Baltimore bartender search for answers and scramble to protect their surviving loved ones on a night when the seemingly unrelated deaths of their husbands expose devastating secrets.
Baxter, CharlesThe Sun CollectiveA mother searches for her son, a once promising actor, who has fallen victim to a local community group and its enigmatic leader.
Beaton, M. C.Hot to TrotMystery - Agatha Raisin #31
Blanchard, AliceThe Wicked HourMystery - Natalie Lockhart #2
Bradby, TomDouble AgentMystery - Kate Henderson #2
Brayden, MelissaTwo to TangleRyan Jacks has been a player all her life, but the new chef at Tangle Valley Vineyard changes everything. If only she wasn’t off the menu.
Breck, ElizabethAnonymousA San Diego private investigator and true-crime podcaster investigates the threats of an unknown adversary who has possible ties to the unsolved disappearances of two young women from the Gaslamp Quarter’s club district.
Brooks, KarenThe Lady Brewer of LondonReopening her late mother’s brewery when her family is bankrupted by a tragedy at sea, a woman in 15th-century London teams up with a brothel owner to protect loved ones from dangerous rivals.
Bruen, KenA Galway EpiphanyMystery - Jack Taylor #16
Bunn, T. DavisBurden of ProofSuspense
Bybee, CatherineEverything ChangesRomance - Creek Canyon #3
Callender, KacenKing of the RisingFantasy - Islands of Blood and Storm #2
Cameron, MarcTom Clancy Shadow of the DragonThriller - Jack Ryan prequel
Cardenas, Mauro JavierAphasiaWorrying that his fugitive sister’s increasing instability will upend a precarious custody agreement, a Colombian immigrant consults American literature while reflecting on his mother’s complicated heritage and his ex-wife’s idyllic past in the Czech Republic.
Carew, OpalStroke of LuckWhen she is bailed out of a horrible situation by her ex-boyfriend Quinn while in Las Vegas, April, to pay him backs, offers to spend the next month with him and his business partner, voicing her desire to be with both men.
Cleland, Jane K.Hidden TreasureMystery - Josie Prescott Antiques #13
Clipston, AmyThe Coffee CornerInspirational - Amish Marketplace #3
Coelho, PauloThe ArcherA young man seeks wisdom from a retired hunter who explains how the principles of bowhunting can help readers find the courage to take risks and embrace life’s unexpected turns.
Collins, MandaA Lady's Guide to Mischief and MayhemDistancing herself from London notoriety when her latest sensational article leads to a high-profile arrest, Lady Katherine clashes with a handsome detective inspector after witnessing a murder upon her arrival in the country.
Connelly, MichaelThe Law of InnocenceMystery - Lincoln Lawyer #6
Cooney, EllenOne Night Two Souls Went WalkingA hospital chaplain offers compassion to her patients over the course of one eventful night shift, and finds some for herself, too.
Cornwell, BernardWar LordHistorical - Last Kingdom #13
Crossan, SarahHere Is the BeehiveAn estate lawyer, Ana Kelly can deal with death until her lover, Connor, dies in an accident, forcing her to reconcile painful truths about the affair and the fickleness of love and desire as she befriends Connor’s widow.
Crosskey, N. J.OverdrawnDystopian
Cussler, CliveMarauderThriller - Oregon Files #15
De Jager, MarkInfernalFantasy
Dell'Antonia, K. J.The Chicken SistersA more than three-decade feud between two Kansas families implodes when a daughter who left one of the families to marry into the other brings the story of their fried-chicken competition to the attention of a popular reality show.
Dickinson, SethFrom a Certain Point of ViewCelebrate the legacy of The Empire Strikes Back with this exciting reimagining of the timeless film featuring new perspectives from forty acclaimed authors.
Diop, DavidAt Night All Blood Is BlackHaunted for refusing to kill an injured comrade who begged to be spared an agonizing death, a World War I Chocolat soldier from Senegal begins killing enemy soldiers as penance, earning a sinister reputation along the way.
Doering, SharonShe Lies CloseThriller
Douglas, ClaireDo Not DisturbReturning to her native Wales in the aftermath of a traumatic event, Kirsty reconnects with her estranged cousin, Selena, whose mysterious return places Kirsty and her daughters at risk.
Duncan, Elizabeth J.On Deadly TidesMystery - Penny Brannigan #11
Eason, K.How the Multiverse Got Its RevengeScience Fiction - Thorne Chronicles #2
Eden, Sarah M.The Gentleman and the ThiefHistorical Romance
Eden, Sarah M.The Lady and the HighwaymanHistorical Romance
Ekwuyasi, FrancescaButter Honey Pig BreadAn intergenerational saga about three Nigerian women: a novel about food, family, and forgiveness.
Ellicott, JessicaMurder Comes to CallHistorical Mystery - Beryl and Edwina #4
Eriksson, KjellThe Night of the FireMystery - Ann Lindell #8
Evans, DanielleThe Office of Historical CorrectionsThe award-winning author of Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self examines race, grief and apology in a history-inspired anthology that complements the title novella with the stories, “Boys Go to Jupiter” and “Richard of York Gave Battle in Vain.”
Faber, MichelDBaffled by the sudden disappearance of the letter D, a young woman is summoned to the home of a former history teacher before arriving in an enslaved, wintry land where free thinking is under threat.
Farren, T. C.The Book of MalachiDeprived of speech during a brutal civil war, a factory worker is offered a job and tongue graft by an unscrupulous pharmaceutical company that is running a secret organ-farming project targeting the enemies he once fought.
Fisher, K. D.The Secret IngredientRomance
Fletcher, JessicaMurder in SeasonMystery - Murder, She Wrote #52
Gilbers, HaraldGermaniaReactivated against his will by the Gestapo in the bombed-out capital of the Reich in 1944, Jewish detective Richard Oppenheimer investigates a serial killer who has been leaving Nazi-connected victims at war memorials.
Gilbert, VictoriaA Deadly EditionMystery - Blue Ridge Library #5
Gilbert, VictoriaBound for MurderMystery - Blue Ridge Library #4
Gilbert, VictoriaPast Due for MurderMystery - Blue Ridge Library #3
Gilligan, RuthThe Butchers' BlessingA modern tale inspired by Irish folklore traces the experiences of a butcher’s family that is shaped by loneliness, faith, young love, a difficult promise, fading cultural practices and a photographer’s image of an unspeakably violent murder.
Glass, EmmaRest and Be ThankfulA burned-out pediatric nurse in a loveless relationship begins experiencing recurring dreams about water before starting to glimpse the figure of an unknown individual dancing just beyond the corner of her vision.
Golden, ChristopherRed HandsHorror - Ben Walker #3
Goodwin, S. M.Absence of MercyForced by his father’s political connections to relocate to pre-Civil War New York, a former Crimean War hero teams up with a misfit detective to investigate a philanthropist’s murder and wrongful charges targeting an innocent woman.
Green, EvieWe Hear VoicesA mother who initially disregards her recovering son’s imaginary friend in their pandemic-stricken world becomes concerned when her son’s alter-ego becomes dominant and compels the boy to engage in increasingly violent behavior.
Gregory, PhilippaDark TidesHistorical - Fairmile #2
Haddam, JaneOne of Our OwnMystery - Gregor Demarkian #30
Hahn, SumiThe Mermaid from JejuA talented young deep-sea diver from occupied 1948 Korea’s neighboring Jeju Island visits Mt. Halla for her family’s annual trading trip before her romance with a mountain youth is upended by family tragedy and political turbulence.
Han, SimonNights When Nothing HappenedEarning just enough in America that they hope to reclaim the son they left behind in China, Patty and Liang Cheng find their fragile stability complicated by their daughter’s sleepwalking activities, which expose complicated family secrets.
Hansen, EssaNophek GlossScience Fiction - Graven #1
Hardy, MinaAfter All I've DoneThriller
Harris, LisaThe EscapeSuspense - US Marshals #1
Hayes-McCoy, FelicityThe Transatlantic Book ClubRomance - Finfarran #5
Hernandez, CatherineCrosshairsA dystopian tale set in a near-future world where a queer Black performer and his allies fight an oppressive regime that is incarcerating the LGBTQ+ community, people of color and the disabled.
Hill, DonnaConfessions in B-FlatA retelling of Romeo and Juliet follows the 1964 Civil Rights-era relationship between a passive-resistance protégé of Martin Luther King, Jr. and a Harlem black culture supporter of Malcolm X.
Hill, GerriThe Stars at NightRomance
Holdt, Thilde KoldNorthern WrathThe bonds between the gods and Midgard are weakening. It is up to Hilda, Ragnar, their tribesmen Einer and Finn, the chief's wife Siv and Tyra, her adopted daughter, to fight to save the old ways from dying out, and to save their gods in the process.
Holmberg, Charlie N.SpellbreakerFantasy - Spell #1
Holmes, ShannonB-more CarefulUrban Fiction
HoneyTwisted FaithUrban Fiction - Vexed #2
Hopen, DavidThe OrchardReinventing himself upon moving to a glitzy Miami suburb, a student at an Orthodox Jewish academy is welcomed into a circle of popular students whose faith is unconventionally tested by their charismatic rabbi.
Horowitz, AnthonyMoonflower MurdersMystery - Magpie Murders #2
Hunter, MeganThe HarpyFiction
Hyde, Catherine RyanMy Name Is AntonRealizing that a neighbor is trapped in an abusive marriage, a smitten 18-year-old youth, haunted by his brother’s accidental death, offers the woman shelter and a means to escape.
Jenoff, PamThe Diplomat's WifeHistorical - Kommandant's Girl #2
Johnson, Alaya DawnReconstructionAn immersive, rich collection from an author whose work reaches across time and continents to explore unexpected and untold stories.
Joukhadar, ZeynThe Thirty Names of NightFollows three generations of Syrian Americans who are linked by a mysterious species of bird and the truths they carry close to their hearts.
Joyce, RachelMiss Benson's BeetleLeaving London behind, Margery Benson, a schoolmarm and spinster in 1950, embarks on a quest to the other side of the world in search of her childhood obsession – the golden beetle of New Caledonia – with the help of a fun-loving assistant who changes her life forever.
Kawaguchi, ToshikazuBefore the Coffee Gets ColdA U.S. release of a best-selling debut is set at a century-old Tokyo coffee shop rumored to offer patrons the chance to travel back in time, where four customers reevaluate their formative life choices.
Kepler, LarsLazarusMystery - Detective Inspector Joona Linna #7
Klassen, JulieA Castaway in CornwallHistorical
Klassen, JulieAn Ivy Hill ChristmasHistorical Romance
Krauss, NicoleTo Be a ManShort Stories
Kuang, R. F.The Burning GodFantasy - Poppy War #3
Lackey, MercedesJoleneFantasy - Elemental Masters #15
Lindsay, Jeffry P.Fool Me TwiceMystery - Riley Wolfe #2
Lucashenko, MelissaToo Much LipSneaking back to Bundjalung country to attend her father’s deathbed, an outspoken, queer First Nations Australian woman confronts the ghosts of her ancestors to prevent her family’s spiritual home from being turned into a prison.
Lush, TaraGrounds for MurderMystery - Coffee Shop #1
Maberry, JonathanInkThriller
Macallister, GreerThe Arctic FurySecretly hired by an eccentric Lady Franklin to lead a team of women explorers into the Arctic to recover Captain Sir John Franklin's lost expedition, Virginia Reeve survives a harrowing quest only to find herself on trial for murder.
Malerich, C. S.The Factory Witches of LowellThe mill girls of Lowell, Massachusetts go on strike for fair work, affordable room and board and a brighter future with the assistance of Hannah, a boardinghouse resident who has a gift for witchcraft.
March, NevMurder in Old BombayInvestigating the double murder of two women in 1892 Bombay, Captain Jim Agnihotri is confronted by suspicion on both sides of a divided land before his investigation triggers unexpected consequences.
Marsh, NicolaThe Boy ToyReturning home to Australia after nearly a decade of estrangement from the Indian mother who arranged her marriage to a faithless man, an L.A. businesswoman coaches an attractive stuntman who remembers her from a steamy one-night stand.
Martin, DanielleGlimmer As You CanOperating a secret women’s club in her 1962 Brooklyn Heights boutique, Madeline bonds with a British ex-pat who would save her troubled marriage and a young stewardess whose future plans have been irrevocably upended.
McCall Smith, AlexanderHow to Raise an ElephantMystery - No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #21
McKenzie, AleciaA Million AuntiesAmerican-born artist Chris is forced to reconsider his own concept of “family” during a visit to his mother’s Caribbean homeland.
Miller, Sam J.The Blade BetweenHorror
Modiano, PatrickInvisible InkFiction
Moretti, KateGirls of BrackenhillIncreasingly obsessed with uncovering the truth about her older sister’s unsolved disappearance 17 years earlier, Hannah exposes disturbing secrets that threaten her present-day life.
Neill, ChloeThe Bright and Breaking SeaRescued as a foundling and raised in a home for girls with magical abilities, a rare woman captain in the Isles’ Crown Command fleet reluctantly partners with a mysterious war veteran for a dangerous rescue mission in pirate territory.
Noble, ShelleyA Resolution at MidnightHistorical Mystery - Lady Dunbridge #3
Nugent, LizLittle CrueltiesConditioned by a cruel mother to compete for attention, three brothers endure and perpetuate dangerous emotional trauma that escalates until one of them loses his life.
Palmer, DianaWyoming TrueRomance - Wyoming Men #10
Patterson, JamesDeadly CrossThriller - Alex Cross #28
Patterson, JamesNYPD Red 6Thriller
Perry, ThomasEddie's BoyMystery - Butcher's Boy #4
Poyer, DavidViolent PeaceThriller - Dan Lenson #20
Prentiss, S. A.You Will Never KnowA woman’s carefully rebuilt life is upended by a local murder that casts suspicion on her daughter and stepson amid revelations of her husband’s failing business and a private investigator’s inquiries into the death of her first husband.
Redfearn, SuzanneIn an InstantAfter a devastating car accident takes her life, 16-year-old Finn Miller, trapped between worlds, watches helplessly as those she loves struggle to survive after the tragedy and finds herself unable to move on.
Reyes, DoloresEartheaterA woman from an slum in contemporary Argentina teams up with a withdrawn police officer when she develops a compulsive urge to eat dirt that triggers visions of murdered and missing people, including her own mother.
Roberts, NoraThe AwakeningParanormal Romance - Dragon Heart Legacy #1
Rozan, S. J.The Art of ViolenceMystery - Bill Smith and Lydia Chin #13
Santos, WayneThe Chimera CodeScience Fiction
Seeck, MaxThe Witch HunterInvestigating the grisly murder of a best-selling horror author’s wife, Jessica Niemi uncovers clues implicating a circle of dark witchcraft fanatics before the case is complicated by factors from her own troubled past.
Shelton, PaigeCold WindMystery - Alaska Wild #2
Simpson, RosemaryDeath, Diamonds, and DeceptionHistorical Mystery - Gilded Age #5
Smiley, JanePerestroika in ParisCoexisting in the lush hidden spaces of Paris until cold weather arrives, an escaped racehorse and her companion, a German shorthaired pointer, forge a bond with a boy living in seclusion with his nonagenarian grandmother in an ivy-covered house.
Spencer, MinervaNotoriousForced into a marriage of convenience in the aftermath of a scandal, a sharp-tongued wallflower and a notorious rake set aside their animosity to outmaneuver a common enemy who is threatening both of their futures.
Spotswood, StephenFortune Favors the DeadA detective novel set in 1945, about two female private investigators trying to solve the locked-room murder of a society widow
Steel, DanielleAll That GlittersFiction
Stejskal, JamesA Question of TimeThe CIA's most valuable spy has been compromised. Only an unconventional secret Army unit has any chance of safely extracting him from East Berlin. The Cold War is about to turn hot.
Sutton, HalleyThe Lady UpstairsSupporting herself by targeting and then blackmailing powerful unscrupulous men from Hollywood, Jo orchestrates a final con against a rising political star when she is wrongly targeted with suspicion for murder.
Truss, LynneMurder by Milk BottleMystery - Constable Twitten #3
Tyce, HarrietThe Lies You ToldThriller
Unger, KimberlyNucleationAfter being grounded to a desk job after botching a routine space-mining mission to establish an interstellar gate to a distant star, Helen discovers that someone intentionally wanted to terminate her project and if necessary, her.
Upson, NicolaThe Secrets of WinterHistorical Mystery - Josephine Tey #9
Vandermeer, JeffAmbergrisA single-volume anthology of the science fiction cult classic Ambergris Trilogy includes the full texts of City of Saints and Madmen, Shriek: An Afterword and Finch.
Vilas, ManuelOrdesaAn English-language release of a best-seller from Spain follows a divorced man’s midlife return to the Pyrenees mountain community of his childhood, where he navigates addiction, solitude and the ghosts of his late parents.
Walsh, JaneHer Lady to LoveA shy wallflower joins forces with the most popular woman in Regency London on a quest to catch a husband, only to discover a wild passion for each other that far eclipses their interest for the Marriage Mart.
Webb, WendyThe Haunting of Brynn WilderBonding with residents at a Lake Superior boarding house in the aftermath of a devastating loss, Brynn is unnerved by a frail local’s insights before becoming irresistibly drawn to a man with a dangerous reputation.
White, Loreth AnneIn the DeepThriller
Windley, CarolMidnight Train to PragueDuring the Germany occupation of Russia, fortune teller Natalia Faber arrives in Prague to search for her fiancé and, accused of spying, is sent to a concentration camp where her only solace is a friendship with the daughter of a woman she met decades earlier on a stalled train.
Winter, EvanThe Fires of VengeanceFantasy - The Burning #2
Wise, Opa HyseaNo Place to HideAgainst all odds and hope, Smythe Windwalker Daniels has no place to hide. After seeking to liberate herself from the corporate rat race, she finds herself entangled in a pesticide poisoning cover-up that endangers the community she knows and loves.
Wiseman, BethA Picture of LoveIn the first novel of Beth Wiseman’s new Amish Inn series, matchmaking widows ensure that two young artists have a second chance at love.
Yu, E. LilyOn Fragile WavesGrowing up on their parents’ mythical stories about the opportunities of Australia, a girl and her brother travel from war-torn Pakistan through temporary homes in Indonesia and Nauru, before government indifference challenges their dreams.
October 2020
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Adams, Lyssa KayCrazy Stupid BromanceRomance - Bromance Book Club #3
Alam, RumaanLeave the World BehindA magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong.
Alpsten, EllenTsarinaA narrative tale based on the true story of Peter the Great’s second wife, Catherine Alexeyevna, recounts how she used her extraordinary intelligence to escape poverty and assume her unstable husband’s responsibilities in 18th-century Russia.
Amis, MartinInside storyFiction
Andrews, DonnaThe Gift of the MagpieMystery - Meg Langslow #28
Andrews, V. C. Whispering HeartsThriller - House of Secrets #3
Baker, A. DeborahOver the Woodward WallTwo exceptional children, one precision-oriented and the other absolutely unpredictable, embark on an unplanned detour that finds them in a fantastical world of talking trees, sarcastic owls, and dangerous magical locals.
Banville, JohnSnowInvestigating the murder of a County Wexford priest in 1957, Detective Inspector St. John Strafford navigates harsh winter weather and the community's culture of silence to expose an aristocratic family's dangerous secrets.
Bear, ElizabethMachineScience Fiction - White Space #2
Beatty, PeteCuyahogaA proto-superhero’s efforts to secure a marriage-worthy fortune in 1837 Ohio place him at the center of a madcap city rivalry involving elderly terrorists, steamboat races, wild pigs and ruined weddings.
Bellefleur, AlexandriaWritten in the StarsRomance
Belli, KateDeception by GaslightMystery - Gilded Gotham #1
Bradford, Barbara TaylorIn the Lion's DenHistorical Fiction - House of Falconer #2
Brody, FrancesMurder is in the AirMystery - Kate Shackleton #12
Brooks, TerryThe Last DruidFantasy - Fall of Shannara #4
Brunstetter, Jean/ Brunstetter, Wanda E.The Blended QuiltInspirational
Buchanan, Cathy MarieDaughter of Black LakeGrowing up on an iron-age settlement far from the reach of Roman conquerors, a young woman who envisions a life of peace draws on the power of an extraordinary gift to save her community from famine and invaders.
Budewitz, LeslieThe Solace of Bay LeavesMystery - Spice Shop #5
Cameron, W. BruceA Dog's Perfect ChristmasHoliday
Carlyle, RoseThe Girl in the MirrorTaking her successful identical twin’s place in the aftermath of a suspicious accident, cynical Iris endeavors to conceive a child with her twin’s unknowing husband to secure a multi-million-dollar inheritance.
Carr, RobynReturn to Virgin RiverRomance - Virgin River #21
Chambers, ChristopherScavenger: A MysteryIn the lively, but desperate world of D.C.'s underbelly, a Black homeless man must quickly learn the ropes of being a detective after a wealthy ex-government official sets him up to take the fall for a brutal crime he didn’t commit.
Chang, KristinBestiaryTransforming into a manifestation of a tiger character from her Taiwanese heritage, Daughter falls in love with an equally remarkable girl while translating mysterious letters from female relatives who embody mythical archetypes.
Child, LeeThe Sentinel: A Jack Reacher NovelThriller - Jack Reacher #25
Clark, Mary Higgins/ Burke, AlafairPiece of My HeartThriller - Under Suspicion #7
Clark, P. DjeliRing ShoutA dark-fantasy, historical novella from the award-winning author of The Black God’s Drums follows a group of Black women as they fight a supernatural Ku Klux Klan in Macon, Georgia in the early 20th century.
Cline, ErnestReady Player TwoScience Fiction - Ready Player #2
Coates, DarcySilence in the ShadowsHorror
Coleman, JaQuavisCubanaSeeking a Cuban voodoo doctor to request a spiritual advantage for an upcoming court case, a man torn between his wife and mistress becomes embroiled in a gambling operation that threatens everything he has worked to achieve.
Colgan, JennyChristmas at the Island HotelHoliday
Dade, OliviaSpoiler AlertWhen her viral fan-fiction leads to a disastrous publicity-stunt date with her celebrity crush, a talented plus-sized writer discovers that the actor secretly writes his own popular fan-fiction against studio rules.
Danforth, Emily M.Plain Bad HeroinesA century after the macabre deaths of several students at a New England girls' boarding school, the release of a sensational book on the school's history inspires a horror film adaptation that renews suspicions of a curse when the cast and crew arrive at the long-abandoned building.
Delillo, DonThe SilenceFiction
DeLuca, JenWell PlayedRomance
Evanovich, JanetFortune and GloryMystery - Stephanie Plum #27
Evans, Richard PaulThe Noel LettersHoliday
Flagg, FannieThe Wonder Boy of Whistle StopTaking a final visit to the ghost town where his mother Ruth’s Whistle Stop Café made its famous fried green tomatoes, Bud Threadgoode discovers new friends and surprises about the community’s women while triggering unexpected changes in his daughters’ lives.
Franklin, ArianaDeath and the MaidenMystery - Mistress of the Art of Death #5
French, NicciHouse of CorrectionMystery
Gaiman, NeilThe Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected FictionFiction
Givney, RachelJane in LoveSearching for a radical solution to a lifetime of spinsterhood, Jane Austen is accidentally transported 200 years into the future onto a Hollywood film set of Northanger Abbey.
Goines, DonaldBlack GangsterUrban
Goodman, JoannaThe Forgotten DaughterHistorical Fiction
Gross, MaxThe Lost ShtetlA tiny Jewish shtetl that has peacefully escaped the devastations of the Holocaust and Cold War is wrenchingly forced into the 21st century by a marriage dispute that spins out of control.
Hackwith, A. J.The Archive of the ForgottenFantasy - Hell's Library #2
Haines, CarolynA Garland of BonesMystery - Sarah Booth Delaney #22
Hand, ElizabethThe Book of Lamps and BannersMystery - Cass Neary #4
Hannon, IrenePoint of DangerRadio show host Eve Reilly is used to backlash for her on-air commentary. But when angry online posts escalate to menacing harassment, it will be up to Detective Brent Lange to track down a dangerous foe who wants to silence the fearless woman now stealing his heart.
Hardt, HelenFollow Me DarklyRomance
Harris, RobertV2A World War II German rocket engineer under orders to launch V2 rockets at London from Occupied Holland and an actress-turned-English Intelligence officer who would neutralize the bombings land on opposite sides in a desperate hunt for a saboteur.
Harrow, Alix E.The Once and Future WitchesIn the late 1800s, three sisters use witchcraft to change the course of history in a Hugo award-winning author's powerful novel of magic amid the suffragette movement.
Hausmann, RomyDear ChildThriller
Henderson, AliceA Solitude of Wolverines of SuspenseTargeted by aggressive locals who would sabotage her research on a Montana endangered wildlife sanctuary, biologist Alex Carter reports evidence of an injured person to indifferent authorities before uncovering the activities of a serial killer.
Herbert, BrianDune: The Duke of CaladanScience Fiction - Caladan #1
Igharo, JaneTies that TetherUnexpectedly falling in love with a white man after her mother’s latest disastrous matchmaking effort, a young Nigerian woman struggles to follow her heart without breaking her mother’s or compromising her own identity.
IndiaDetroit City MafiaUrban
Jackson, LisaYou Betrayed MeThriller - San Francisco #4
Jenkins, Jerry B.Dead Sea ConspiracyInspirational - Dead Sea Chronicles #2
Jewell, LisaInvisible Girl Thriller
Kingfisher, T.The Hollow PlacesA young woman discovers a strange portal in her uncle's house, leading to madness and terror.
Kingsbury, KarenTruly, Madly, DeeplyDividing his family with his decision to become a police officer, 18-year-old Tommy Baxter falls in love with a girl fighting for her life at the same time he uncovers devastating truths about his late grandfather.
Kinsella, SophieLove Your LifeRomance
Klay, PhilMissionariesFiction
Koontz, DeanElsewhereHorror
K'WanThe VowAfter the death of a police officer, assassin Kahllah (a.k.a. the Black Lotus) is forced out of retirement in an attempt to clear her name while outrunning a mysterious enemy.
Lauren, ChristinaIn a HolidazeRomance
Leavitt, DavidShelter in PlaceFiction
Lethem, JonathanThe ArrestWorking as an organic farmer in a post-apocalypse world devoid of technology, a former Los Angeles screenwriter unexpectedly reconnects with his once-famous partner, who has retrofitted a nuclear-powered digger to launch an unknown agenda.
Liu, CixinTo Hold Up the SkyScience Fiction, Short Stories
Maguire, GregoryA Wild Winter Swan The story of an Italian-American rebel who encounters a handsome swan boy during the Christmas season in 1960s New York.
Martin, AlexaSnappedRomance - Playbook #4
McDermid, ValStill LifeMystery - Karen Pirie #6
Meier, Leslie/ Hollis, Lee/ Ehrhart, PeggyChristmas Card MurderMystery
Molloy, AimeeGoodnight BeautifulEavesdropping on the therapy sessions her husband conducts for clients in a downstairs office, a lonely young bride finds her life and marriage turned upside down when her husband goes missing after welcoming a sophisticated new patient.
Murata, SayakaEarthlingsA spellbinding and otherworldly novel about a woman who believes she is an alien.
Oates, Joyce CarolCardiff, by the SeaThriller
O'Connor, CarleneMurder at an Irish ChristmasMystery - Irish Village #6
O'Connor, ScottZero Zone Fiction
Patterson, JamesThree Women DisappearThriller
Peterson, TracieForever by Your SideChristian Historical
Polk, C. L.The Midnight BargainA sweeping, romantic new fantasy set in a world reminiscent of Regency England, where women's magic is taken from them when they marry. A sorceress must balance her desire to become the first great female magician against her duty to her family.
Powner, KatieThe Sowing SeasonChristian Fiction
Rankin, IanA Song for the Dark TimesMystery - Inspector Rebus #23
Roanhorse, RebeccaBlack SunThe first book in the Between Earth and Sky trilogy, inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas and woven into a tale of celestial prophecies, political intrigue, and forbidden magic.
Robinson, Kim StanleyThe Ministry for the FutureScience Fiction
Rosenfelt, DavidSilent BiteMystery - Andy Carpenter #22
Ruddy, ErinTell Me My NameWhen a woman is snatched by an obsessed stranger claiming to be her soulmate, the consequences could be deadly in this suspenseful and darkly twisted psychological thriller … unless she can remember his name.
Ruiz, RudyThe Resurrection of Fulgencio RamirezFiction
Sanderson, BrandonRhythm of WarFantasy - Stormlight Archive #4
Sapkowski, AndrzejThe Tower of FoolsFantasy - Hussite Trilogy #1
Schalansky, JudithAn Inventory of LossesShort Stories
Schwab, V. E.The Invisible Life of Addie LarueMaking a Faustian bargain to live forever but never be remembered, a woman from early 18th-century France endures unacknowledged centuries before meeting a man who remembers her name.
Shaffer, AndrewSecret SantaHorror
Sinclair, ShaunDirty MusicUrban
Sinha, MadiThe White Coat Diaries Struggling through the realities of her hard-won residency and cultural family expectations, a brilliant young doctor follows the example of a respected chief resident before risking everything to expose the cover-up of a fatal mistake.
Slayton, David R.White Trash WarlockFantasy
Smith, IanThe UnspokenMystery - Ashe Cayne #1
Taylor, PatrickAn Irish Country WelcomeFiction - Irish Country #15
Tedrowe, Emily GrayThe Talented Miss FarwellA seemingly unassuming and sensible community treasurer uses embezzled funds to finance a spiraling art habit that immerses her in the identity of a wealthy collector and renders her increasingly indebted to her unsuspecting neighbors.
Thayne, RaeAnneChristmas at Holiday HouseHoliday
Thomas, SherryMurder on Cold StreetMystery - Lady Sherlock #5
Turton, StuartThe Devil and the Dark WaterSailing back to Amsterdam as a prisoner accused of an unknown crime, Detective Pipps relies on his faithful sidekick to help solve an onboard mystery in the new novel from the author of The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle.
Unger, LisaConfessions on the 7:45Thriller
Vanliere, DonnaThe Christmas TableHoliday
Villoso, K. S.The Ikessar FalconFantasy
Von Ziegesar, CecilyCobble HillNavigating private spats and embarrassing secrets in their upscale Brooklyn neighborhood, four families seek purpose and meaningful relationships until a raucous party combusts in a maelstrom of ego clashes, taboo desires and hidden cameras.
Walker, WendyDon't Look for MeThriller
Walschots, Natalie ZinaHenchTemping for people on the wrong side of the law, Anna becomes unfairly unemployed before using her talents for manipulating data to expose how the heroes of her world do more harm than good.
Walter, JessThe Cold Millions Enduring the corruption of their union employment, two young day laborers are respectively drawn to a feminist activist and a vaudeville singer whose experiences reflect an unjust world on the brink of upheaval.
Washington, BryanMemorialA Japanese-American chef and a Black daycare teacher begin reevaluating their stale relationship in the wake of a father’s death and the arrival of an acerbic mother-in-law who becomes an unconventional roommate.
Yang, SusieWhite IvyYears after she is sent away from Boston to China for shoplifting, a conflicted Chinese-American woman reconnects with her golden-boy childhood crush before a ghost from the past threatens her ambitions.
September 2020
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Abulhawa, SusanAgainst the Loveless WorldA sweeping and lyrical novel that follows a young Palestinian refugee as she slowly becomes radicalized while searching for a better life for her family throughout the Middle East.
Akers, W. M.Westside SaintsEarly 1920s Manhattan detective Gilda Carr is cynical about a family of eccentric street preachers who believe in “electric resurrection,” until her long-dead mother walks in her front door. - Westside #2
Akhtar, AyadHomeland ElegiesA deeply personal work about identity and belonging in a nation coming apart at the seams, Homeland Elegies blends fact and fiction to tell an epic story of longing and dispossession in the world that 9/11 made.
Allain, SuzanneMr. Malcolm's ListHistorical Romance
AshleyMoney Devils 1Urban
Bailey, TessaTools of EngagementRomance - Hot & Hammered #3
Balson, Ronald H.Eli's PromiseHistorical
Barnes, JonathanDracula's ChildHorror
Bateman, DaisyMurder Goes to MarketCozy Mystery
Benn, James R.The Red HorseMystery - Billy Boyle World War II #15
Berman, EllaThe ComebackReturning mostly sober to Los Angeles after a year of self-imposed exile, a teen star decides she can no longer stay silent when she is asked to present a lifetime achievement award to the man responsible for her trauma.
Billingsley, Reshonda TateA Little Bit of KarmaThree years into their marriage, a couple who host a wildly successful call-in radio show find the romance dying after a combination of infidelity, deceit and the mysterious death of the other woman.
Black, Laura GailFor Whom the Book TollsCozy Mystery - Antique Bookshop #1
Blackburn, MaggieLittle Bookshop of MurderCozy Mystery - Beach Reads #1
Blooms, AshleyEvery Bone a PrayerThe Lovely Bones meets Where the Crawdads Sing in this remarkable, magical debut set in Appalachia.
Bruno, AnnaOrdinary HazardsLiterary
Buelens, StephanieAn Inconvenient WomanThriller
Butcher, JimBattle GroundFantasy
Byler, LindaLove in Unlikely PlacesAmish
Campbell, LisbethThe Vanished QueenJoining a resistance group to overthrow the king who successfully framed her father for the queen's disappearance, Anza finds unexpected support from the kingdom's prince, who navigates dangerous court politics to secure freedom for their people.
Clarke, SusannaPiranesiLiving in a labyrinthine house of endless corridors, flooded staircases and thousands of statues, Piranesi assists the dreamlike dwelling’s only other resident throughout a mysterious research project before evidence emerges of an astonishing alternate world.
Clegg, BillThe End of the DayLiterary
Cline, EmmaDaddyShort Stories
Coble, ColleenTwo Reasons to RunRomantic Suspense
Cole, AlyssaWhen No One Is WatchingFinding unexpected support from a new friend while collecting stories from her rapidly vanishing Brooklyn community, Sydney uncovers sinister truths about a regional gentrification project and why her neighbors are moving away.
Connolly, JohnThe Dirty SouthThriller
Cook, DianeThe New WildernessA mother desperate to save her dying daughter in a world ravaged by climate change joins a hunter-gatherer initiative to test humanity's capacity to survive in the wilderness without destroying it.
Cooney, Caroline B.Before She Was HelenMystery
Dailey, JanetParadise PeakRomance - New Americana #5
Dailey, JanetWhirlwindRomance - Champions #1
Dyer, K. C.Eighty Days to ElsewhereThe Amazing Race meets Around the World in 80 Days as a woman desperate to save her family bookstore falls for her competition.
Feehan, ChristineDark SongParanormal Romance
Fforde, JasperThe Constant RabbitFantasy
Fields, JennieAtomic LoveRecruited by the FBI to spy on her former lover, a guilt-riddled Manhattan Project physicist becomes torn between lingering feelings for her ex and her growing attraction to a special agent, a former prisoner of war.
Flower, AmandaMums and MayhemMystery - Magic Garden #3
Fluke, JoanneChristmas Cupcake MurderMystery - Hannah Swenson #26
Flynn, VinceTotal PowerThriller - Mitch Rapp #19
French, TanaThe SearcherLooking to start a new life in a small Irish village, former Chicago police officer Cal Hooper comes out of retirement to help find a missing kid and uncovers layers of darkness beneath his picturesque retreat.
Galbraith, RobertTroubled BloodMystery - Cormoran Strike #5
Gordon, MaryPaybackA vengeful reality television star reconnects with a former teacher who she blames for her sexual assault years earlier.
Graham, HeatherDreaming DeathThriller - Krewe of Hunters #32
Grisham, JohnA Time for MercyThriller - Jake Brigance #3
Haig, MattThe Midnight LibraryScience Fiction
Hall, AramintaImperfect WomenThriller
Hannah, SophieThe Killings at Kingfisher HillHired to discretely investigate murder allegations against a wealthy client's wife, Hercule Poirot swaps seats with a nervous train passenger before a second killing is complicated by a series of impossible confessions. - Hercule Poirot #4
Hazen, MichelleBreathe the SkyRomance
Hearne, KevinInk & SigilA spin-off to the best-selling Iron Druid Chronicles follows the adventures of an eccentric magical defender who is cursed to be hated by anyone who hears his voice, a challenge that is complicated by his apprentices' fatal freak accidents.
Henderson, SmithMake Them CryThriller
Hernandez, TreasureIdlewildWhen the death of her father compels her return to a beloved childhood home after a long absence, Desiree navigates dysfunctional sibling hostility while reconnecting with the man who broke her heart years earlier.
Hiaasen, CarlSqueeze MeMystery
Hilderbrand, ElinTroubles in ParadiseFiction
Hoffman, AliceMagic LessonsA prequel to the movie-inspiring novel unveils the origin story of Maria Owens, who after being discovered as an abandoned baby in rural 17th-century Salem is taught in the “Unnamed Arts” before cursing her own family in love.
Holden, WendyThe Royal GovernessHistorical
Huang, S. L.Burning RosesA wolf-weary Red Riding Hood and a middle-aged Hou Yi the Archer join forces when deadly sunbirds begin to ravage the countryside, threatening everything the pair have grown to love.
Hudson, C. J.Street BanditzUrban
Hunter, Kristi AnnVying for the ViscountHistorical Romance
Johansen, IrisChaosMystery
Johnson, Alaya DawnTrouble the SaintsForced to give up her identity and the man she loves after a decade in the glittering underworld of Manhattan, a Harlem assassin fights the ghosts of her past at the dawn of World War II.
Johnson, CraigNext to Last StandMystery - Walt Longmire #16
Johnson, DaisySistersMoving in the aftermath of a school bullying incident to an abandoned family home near the shore, two fiercely loyal siblings find the nature of their bond changing in the wake of a series of revelatory encounters.
Johnson, Jeremy RobertThe LoopA biotech experiment gone wrong renders a small western Oregon tourist town the epicenter of an inexplicable outbreak that causes infected patients to turn murderous, challenging a small group of outcasts to survive a violent night.
Johnson, MarvisGods & GangstersUrban
Johnson, MarvisGods of EgyptUrban
Johnson, MicaiahThe Space Between WorldsA cross-dimensional examination of identity, privilege and belonging follows the adventures of a rare survivor whose counterparts in other realities have died and who stumbles on a dangerous secret threatening her new home and fragile place in it.
Jones, Stephen GrahamNight of the MannequinsHorror
Katz, EricaThe Boys' ClubThriller
Kenan, RandallIf I Had Two WingsShort Stories
Kim, Nancy JooyounThe Last Story of Mina LeeSuspecting foul play in the wake of her mother’s accidental death, Margot Lee investigates her mother’s past as a Korean War orphan and undocumented immigrant before uncovering profound secrets.
Kline, Christina BakerThe ExilesSent to a Tasmanian penal colony after conceiving her employer’s grandchild, a young governess befriends a talented midwife and an orphaned Aboriginal chief’s daughter while confronting the harsh realities of British colonialism and oppression in 19th-century Australia.
Kope, SpencerShadows of the DeadMystery - Special Tracking Unit #3
Laurie, VictoriaTo Coach a KillerCozy Mystery - Cat Cooper #2
Leavitt, CarolineWith or Without YouA rock musician longing for stardom makes a difficult choice when his wife falls into a coma on the eve of his tour, before she wakes up with an incredible talent of her own.
Lemberg, R. B.The Four Profound WeavesFantasy
Lemmie, AshaFifty Words for RainHistorical
Lester, NatashaThe Paris SecretHistorical
Lewis, BeverlyThe Stone WallAmish
Lim, RoselleVanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea ShopFiction
Loskutoff, MaximRuthie FearIn this haunting parable of the American West, a young woman faces the violent past of her remote Montana valley.
Lupica, MikeRobert B. Parker's Fool's ParadiseMystery - Jessie Stone #19
Macmillan, GillyTo Tell You the TruthThriller
Macomber, DebbieJingle All the WayRomance
Makumbi, Jennifer NansubugaA Girl Is a Body of WaterComing of age with the support of the women in her Ugandan village, a girl struggling with abandonment seeks answers at the side of a local witch who shares stories about their culture’s heritage of female strength.
Mallery, SusanHappily This ChristmasRomance - Happily Inc. #6
Manning, KirstyThe Lost JewelsAn American jewelry historian discovers her unexpected ties to a fortune in jewels discovered under the floor of a London tenement house where an impoverished Irish immigrant once attempted to change her family's fortunes.
Mason, Bobbie AnnDear AnnLiterary
Mayor, ArcherThe Orphan's GuiltMystery - Joe Gunther #31
Medie, Peace AdzoHis Only WifeEnduring a life of minimal prospects among her uncles many wives, a young seamstress relocates to Accra when she is married in absentia to a wealthy man whose family would separate him from the woman he loves.
Michaels, FernBitter PillRomantic Suspense - Sisterhood #32
Michaels, FernThe Brightest StarRomance
Monroe, MaryThe Gift of FamilyA middle-aged couple who has never been able to have children and an elderly widow who maintains a grueling schedule to support her grandkids come up with a solution to help both families during the holiday season, with unexpected results.
Moore, NiyahThe Queen's DiamondWorking in a gentleman’s club to support herself until turning 21, Desirae discovers her talent for rap music and becomes famous overnight, before her success is threatened by a rival newcomer and a friend’s brutal murder.
Mosley, WalterThe Awkward Black ManShort Stories
Nesbo, JoThe KingdomMystery
Novik, NaomiA Deadly EducationAn unwilling dark sorceress destined to rewrite the rules of magic clashes with a popular combat sorcerer while resolving to spare the lives of innocents.
N'tyseOutlaw MamisUrban
Nunez, SigridWhat Are You Going ThroughFiction
O'Leary, BethThe SwitchAfter Leena and Eileen, her seventy-nine year old grandmother, decide to switch homes for two months, they each discover that love can be found in the most unlikely places.
Osman, RichardThe Thursday Murder ClubMeeting weekly in their retirement village’s Jigsaw Room to exchange theories about unsolved crimes, four savvy septuagenarians propose a daring but unorthodox plan to help a woman rookie cop solve her first big murder case.
Palahniuk, ChuckThe Invention of SoundHorror
Park, SuzanneLoathe at First SightRomance
Parks, BradInterferenceThriller
Parrish, RoanBetter Than PeopleRomance
Patterson, JamesThe Coast-to-coast MurdersThriller
Paul, GillJackie and MariaFiction
Perks, HeidiThree Perfect LiarsThree ambitious women have their lives turned upside down after a horrifying fire destroys a successful advertising agency and threatens to expose a tangled web of lies.
Perry, AnneA Question of BetrayalMystery - Elena Standish #2
Phillips, C. N.The Nightmare on Trap StreetUrban
Philyaw, DeeshaThe Secret Lives of Church LadiesThe Secret Lives of Church Ladies explores the raw and tender places where black women and girls dare to follow their desires and pursue a momentary reprieve from being good. The nine stories in this collection feature four generations of characters grappling with who they want to be in the world, caught as they are between the church's double standards and their own needs and passions.
Robb, J. D.Shadows in DeathMystery - In Death #51
Robinson, MarilynneJackA new Gilead novel that tells the story of John Ames Boughton, the beloved, erratic, and grieved-over prodigal son of a Presbyterian minister from Gilead, Iowa.
Ryan, MadeleineA Room Called EarthLiterary
SlmnGods & Gangsters 2Urban
Smith, AliSummerFiction - Seasonal Quartet #4
SolomonCham-painUrban
Stephenson, SimonSet My Heart to FiveA first novel by a former Pixar screenwriter follows the emotional awakening of a human-like bot, a small-town dentist who, in the wake of an inexplicable response to a classic movie, endeavors to forge real connections.
Stine, AlisonRoad Out of WinterScience Fiction
Strahan, JonathanThe Year's Best Science FictionScience Fiction
Sullivan, LeoThe Coldest Love She's Ever KnownUrban
Swinson, KikiThe DeadlineDesperate to break a major exclusive to secure a coveted anchor desk slot, an off-air TV news reporter risks her family’s safety to investigate a murder in her Southern home town.
Tidhar, LavieBy Force AloneFantasy
Tobar, HectorThe Last Great Road BumLiterary
Tunstall, SherrodHardheartedUrban
Walsh, M. O.The Big Door PrizeWhen an unassuming DNA machine is installed at their local grocery store, Douglas and his wife, Cherilyn, are swept up by their community’s efforts to transform lives by reconnecting with their ancestry.
Warburton, SarahOnce Two SistersThriller
Ware, RuthOne by OneWhen an offsite company retreat is upended by an avalanche that strands them in a remote mountain chalet, eight coworkers are forced to set aside their corporate rankings and mutual distrust in order to survive.
Weaver, AshleyA Deception at ThornecrestMystery - Amory Ames #7
Weiden, David Heska WanbliWinter CountsA vigilante enforcer on South Dakota's Rosebud Indian Reservation enlists the help of an ex to investigate the activities of an expanding drug cartel, while a new tribal council initiative raises controversial questions.
Whitaker, Tu-Shonda L.Role PlayA powerful governor begins losing control of his white-collar crime organization in the wake of two affairs, a new security officer and an ambitious reporter who is tracking his every move.
White, EdmundA Saint from TexasLiterary
Williams, RacquelFinessed a Dope Boy's HeartUrban
Woods, StuartShakeupMystery - Stone Barrington #55
Yong, JinA Snake Lies WaitingFantasy - Condor Heroes #3
Zahn, TimothyChaos RisingScience Fiction - Thrawn Ascendancy #1
August 2020
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Adams, AlinaThe Nesting DollsHistorical
Addison, KatherineThe Angel of the CrowsIn an alternate-world 1880s London populated by supernatural and human beings, an angel triggers chaos by falling in his resolve to end the murder spree of Jack the Ripper.
Andrews, DonnaThe Falcon Always Wings TwiceMystery - Meg Langslow #27
Appanah, NathachaTropic of ViolenceLiterary
Backman, FredrikAnxious PeopleFiction
Balogh, MarySomeone to RomanceRomance - Westcott #8
Bannister, JoDangerous PursuitsMystery - Hazel Best & Gabriel Ash #7
Bender, AimeeThe Butterfly LampshadeThe first novel in ten years from the author of the beloved New York Times bestseller The Particular Sadness Of Lemon Cake, a luminous, poignant tale of a mother, a daughter, mental illness, and the fluctuating barrier between the mind and the world.
Beukes, LaurenAfterlandFleeing west to find a safe haven in a world vastly transformed by a pandemic that has killed nearly all men, a mother disguises her son as a girl to escape dangerous adversaries, including her own sister.
Billingham, MarkCry BabyMystery - Tom Thorne #17
Binder, L. AnnetteThe Vanishing Sky A mother in a rural 1945 German community protects her traumatized soldier son from her husband’s escalating nationalism, while her younger son flees the Hitler Youth to embark on a perilous journey home.
Black, LisaEvery Kind of WickedMystery - Gardiner and Renner #6
Bowen, RhysThe Last Mrs. SummersCozy Mystery - Royal Spyness #14
Brennan, MarieDriftwoodScience Fiction
Brown, SandraThick As ThievesRomantic Suspense
Buckley, FionaThe Scent of DangerHistorical Mystery - Ursula Blanchard #18
Burke, James LeeA Private CathedralMystery - Dave Robicheaux #23
Butcher, JimPeace TalksFantasy - Dresden Files #16
Bybee, CatherineHome to MeRomance - Creek Canyon #2
Cabot, MegNo OffenseRomance - Little Bridge Island #2
Carrey, JimMemoirs and MisinformationFiction
Chase, EveThe Daughters of Foxcote ManorMoving to 1970 Foxcote Manor when their London home burns down, a woman and her children take in an abandoned baby girl who is forced to investigate a murder and her own origin story 40 years later.
Cleeves, AnnThe Darkest EveningMystery - Vera Stanhope #9
Clipston, AmyThe Farm StandInspirational - Amish Marketplace #2
Cocks, HeatherThe Heir AffairRomance - Royal We #2
Cooper, EllisonCut to the BoneMystery - Agent Sayer Altair #3
Cosby, S. A.Blacktop WastelandCompelled by poverty to agree to a lucrative final heist that will allow him to go straight, a skilled getaway driver finds his efforts complicated by racial dynamics and the ghosts of his past.
Coulter, CatherineDeadlockMystery - FBI Thriller #24
Dams, Jeanne M.Death Comes to DurhamMystery - Dorothy Martin #23
Daria, AlexisYou Had Me at HolaRendered the subject of tabloid gossip by a messy public breakup, soap star Jasmine takes a part in a new bilingual comedy at the side of a telenovela costar who would revitalize his career.
Davis, FionaThe Lions of Fifth AvenueHistorical
Davis, LindseyThe Grove of the CaesarsHistorical Mystery - Flavia Albia #8
Dazieri, SandroneKill the KingMystery - Caselli and Torre #3
Del Toro, GuillermoThe Hollow OnesHorror - The Blackwood Tapes #1
Delaney, J. P.Playing NiceMystery
Deutermann, Peter T.The HooligansHistorical - WWII #7
Deveraux, JudeChance of a LifetimeParanormal Romance
Dimaline, CherieEmpire of WildInspired by the Canadian Métis legend of the Rogarou, a U.S. debut finds a woman reconnecting with her heritage when her missing husband reappears in the form of a charismatic preacher who does not recognize her.
Donlea, CharlieThe Suicide HouseMystery - Moore and Phillips #2
Donoghue, EmmaThe Pull of the StarsHistorical
Doore, K. A.The Unconquered CityFantasy - Chronicles of Ghadid #3
Downes, AnnaThe Safe Place Losing her job and agent on the same miserable day, Emily accepts a nanny position on a remote French estate before discovering that her employer, a successful CEO, and his wife are hiding dangerous secrets.
Downing, SamanthaHe Started ItMystery
Duffy, KimberlyA Mosaic of WingsInspirational
Eason, LynetteAcceptable RiskInspirational - Danger Never Sleeps #2
Elliott, KateUnconquerable SunA high-adventure space opera inspired by Alexander the Great follows the coming of age of Princess Sun, a legendary queen-marshal’s daughter who navigates a plot by conniving nobles to prevent her ascent to the throne.
Emezi, AkwaekeThe Death of Vivek OjiIn the wake of a southeastern Nigerian mother's discovery of her son's body on her doorstep, a family struggles to understand the enigmatic nature of a youth shaped by disorienting blackouts, diverse friendships and a cousin's worldly influence.
Endicott, MarinaThe Voyage of the Morning LightLiterary
Estleman, Loren D.IndigoMystery - Valentino #6
Feeney, AliceHis & HersThriller
Feist, Raymond E.Queen of StormsFantasy - Firemane #2
Feldman, EllenParis Never Leaves YouHistorical
Ferrante, ElenaThe Lying Life of AdultsLiterary
Fogelson, AlizaThe Lending LibraryWhen the Chatsworth library closes indefinitely, small-town art teacher Dodie Fairisle turns her sunroom into her very own little lending library, which leads to both new friendships and romance, as well as an unexpected chance to realize her secret dream.
Follett, KenThe Evening and the MorningHistorical - Kingsbridge #4
Ford, Kelli JoCrooked HallelujahA first collection by an award-winning Cherokee writer traces four generations of Native American women as they navigate cultural dynamics, religious beliefs, the 1980s oil bust, devastating storms, and unreliable men to connect with their ideas about home.
Freeman, BrianRobert Ludlum's the Bourne EvolutionThriller
Friedland, JacquelineThat's Not a ThingRomance
Galligan, JohnDead Man DancingMystery - Bad Axe County #2
George, NelsonThe Darkest HeartsMystery - D Hunter #5
Geye, PeterNorthernmostLiterary
Giordano, MarioAuntie Poldi and the Handsome AntonioMystery - Auntie Poldi #3
Goldin, MeganThe Night SwimThriller
Goldman, MattDead WestMystery - Nils Shapiro #4
Green, HankA Beautifully Foolish EndeavorScience Fiction - An Absolutely Remarkable Thing #2
Griffin, NealThe Burden of TruthMystery
Griffiths, EllyThe Lantern MenMystery - Ruth Galloway #12
Gyasi, YaaTranscendent KingdomA sixth-year PhD candidate grapples with the childhood faith of the evangelical church in which she was raised while researching the science behind the suffering that has devastated her Ghanaian immigrant family.
Haines, CarolynThe Devil's BonesCozy Mystery - Sarah Booth Delaney #21
Hall, AlexisBoyfriend MaterialFabricating a respectable relationship with a man with whom he shares nothing in common when his rock-star father’s comeback leads to unwanted attention, Luc stages publicity-friendly dates that become complicated by all-too-real feelings.
Hamilton, Laurell K.Sucker PunchFantasy - Anita Blake #27
Harmel, KristinThe Book of Lost NamesEscaping from Paris in 1942 after the arrest of her father, a Polish Jew, a graduate student finds refuge in a small mountain town, where she forges identity documents to help hundreds of Jewish children flee the Nazis.
Harrison, CoraDeath of a Prominent CitizenMystery - Reverend Mother #7
Hart, CarolynGhost Ups Her GameMystery - Bailey Ruth Ghost #9
Hart, ElsaThe Cabinets of Barnaby MayneVisiting a formidable science-book collector’s home in the hopes of identifying plant specimens, 18th-century herbalist Cecily Kay finds herself investigating her host’s untimely murder when she observes unsettling inconsistencies.
Hatcher, Robin LeeHow Sweet It IsInspirational - Legacy of Faith #3
Heaberlin, JuliaWe Are All the Same in the DarkMystery
Henderson, AlexisThe Year of the WitchingObserving a life of strict submission to minimize discrimination for her mixed heritage, Immanuelle discovers dark truths about her community’s church and her late mother’s secret relationship with the spirits of four witches.
Hession, RonanLeonard and Hungry PaulFiction
Hofmann, JenniferThe Standardization of Demoralization ProceduresLiterary
Hooper, EliseFast GirlsHistorical
Hornby, NickJust Like YouRomance
Hozar, NazanineAriaAbandoned as an infant in a corrupt and divided Iran, Aria is raised by three mother figures of disparate class levels and temperaments before becoming a mother herself against a backdrop of the 1979 revolution.
J., AnnaFull Figured 15Urban
Jennings, KathleenFlyawayA debut novella by an award-winning writer and fantasy illustrator finds a reserved young woman from a Western Queensland town receiving a mysterious note from a long-missing brother that raises supernatural questions about other family disappearances.
Jones, Stephen GrahamThe Only Good IndiansSeamlessly blending classic horror and a dramatic narrative with sharp social commentary, the novel follows four American Indian men after a disturbing event from their youth puts them in a desperate struggle for their lives.
Kaufman, CharlieAntkindLiterary
Kellerman, JonathanHalf Moon BayMystery - Clay Edison #3
Keyes, MarianGrown UpsFiction
Kiernan, Stephen P.Universe of TwoHistorical
Kincaid, HarperTo Kill a Mocking GirlBookbinder Quinn finds herself in trouble when her ex's fiance turns up dead -- if she's not careful, her days might be numbered in this debut series perfect for fans of Kate Carlisle and Eva Gates.
Knecht, RosalieVera Kelly Is Not a MysteryMystery - Vera Kelly #2
Knowles, MikeRunning from the DeadMystery
Ko-eun, YunThe Disaster TouristLiterary
Kowal, Mary RobinetteThe Relentless MoonScience Fiction - Lady Astronaut #3
Kress, NancySea ChangeScience Fiction
Lacey, CatherinePewOffered shelter in a series of homes upon being discovered genderless, racially ambiguous, and nonverbal in a Southern church, Pew hears the secrets and confessions of locals before the community’s fear overtakes its generosity.
Lackberg, CamillaThe Golden CageMystery
Landragin, AlexCrossingsHistorical
Lapena, ShariThe End of HerMystery
Laukkanen, OwenLone Jack TrailThriller - Winslow and Burke #2
Lawson, MikeHouse PrivilegeThriller - Joe De Marco #14
Leilani, RavenLusterA young black artist falls into an affair with a man in an open marriage before gradually befriending his wife and adopted daughter against a backdrop of dynamic racial politics.
Lepionka, KristenOnce You Go This FarMystery - Roxane Weary #4
Lewis, LindenThe First SisterA Sisterhood priestess whose soldiers own the rights to her body confronts a difficult choice between duty and her heart, while an elite Venus soldier questions his allegiances when he is ordered to kill his former partner; for fans of James S.A. Corey, Chuck Wendig, and Margaret Atwood.
Livesey, MargotThe Boy in the FieldLiterary
Lovesey, PeterThe FinisherMystery - Peter Diamond #19
Lustbader, EricThe Nemesis ManifestoThriller
Malerman, JoshMalorieHorror - Bird Box #2
Mallery, SusanThe Friendship ListRomance
Mandelbaum, BeckyThe Bright Side Sanctuary for AnimalsThe award-winning author of Bad Kansas traces an emotionally charged weekend at an animal sanctuary in Western Kansas, where personal and community bonds are tested in the wake of an estranged daughter's homecoming.
Manning, CorinneWe Had No Rules A defiant, beautifully realized story collection about the messy complications of contemporary queer life.
Marcom, Micheline AharonianThe New AmericanLiterary
Martin, Emily B.SunshieldFantasy
Martin, ValerieI Give It to YouLiterary
Maxwell, AlyssaMurder at KingscoteHistorical Mystery - Gilded Newport #8
Mcconaghy, CharlotteMigrationsA woman who has dedicated her life to protecting the environment convinces a fishing captain and his salty crew to follow the world's last flock of Arctic terns on a migration of dark revelations.
McCorkle, JillHieroglyphicsLiterary
McKinlay, JennParis Is Always a Good IdeaRomance
MiashaAll We Ask Is TrustUrban - Secret Society #4
Miller, SueMonogamyDerailed by the sudden passing of her husband of 30 years, an artist on the brink of a gallery opening struggles to pick up the pieces of her life before discovering harrowing evidence of her husband’s affair.
Mina, DeniseThe Less DeadMystery
Montclair, AllisonA Royal AffairMystery - Sparks & Bainbridge #2
Moore, LorrieCollected StoriesFiction
Muir, TamsynHarrow the NinthScience Fiction - Ninth House #2
Nicholls, DavidSweet SorrowFiction
North, AlexThe ShadowsThriller
O'Farrell, MaggieHamnetThe award-winning author of I Am, I Am, I Am presents the evocative story of a young Shakespeare’s marriage to a talented herbalist before the ravaging death of their 11-year-old son shapes the production of his greatest play.
Page, NoraRead or AliveCozy Mystery - Bookmobile #3
Paolini, ChristopherTo Sleep in a Sea of StarsA space voyager living her dream of exploring new worlds lands on a distant planet ripe for colonization before her discovery of a mysterious relic transforms her life and threatens the entire human race.
Paretsky, SaraLove & Other CrimesMystery
Parker, T. JeffersonThen She VanishedThriller - Roland Ford #4
Parry, H. G.A Declaration of the Rights of MagiciansAn alternate-world tale of revolution and wonder follows necromancer Robespierre’s revolutionary outcry and weather mage Toussaint L’Ouverture’s slave revolt before newly elected Prime Minister William Pitt considers the legalization of magic for commoners.
Patterson, James1st CaseMystery
Patterson, JamesThe Midwife MurdersMystery
Pavesi, AlexThe Eighth DetectiveA young editor travels to a remote Mediterranean village to convince a reclusive writer to republish his classic detective stories, before discovering that the books hide even greater mysteries.
Penny, LouiseAll the Devils Are HereMystery - Chief Inspector Gamache #16
Perkins, S. C.Lineage Most LethalCozy Mystery - Ancestry Detective #2
Persaud, IngridLove After LoveAn award-winning Trinidadian author offers a novel that looks at a complicated marriage, an unconventional family and the shocking secrets that unite them.
Petty, Kate ReedTrue Story Haunted by the roles they played in covering up the sexual assault and attempted suicide of a student 15 years earlier, reclusive ghostwriter Alice and her former schoolmate, Nick, explore memories from different viewpoints that eventually reveal what really happened.
Picoult, JodiThe Book of Two WaysFiction
Poeppel, AmyMusical ChairsFiction
Prior, HazelHow the Penguins Saved VeronicaDetermined to find a worthy cause where she can dedicate her millions, octogenarian Veronica rediscovers love, family and connection while bonding with an unknown grandson and infiltrating a scientific team on behalf of endangered penguins in Antarctica.
Putney, Mary JoOnce DishonoredRomance - Rogues Redeemed #5
Quinn, SpencerOf Mutts and MenMystery - Chet and Bernie #10
Randall, AliceBlack Bottom SaintsA celebrated columnist, nightclub emcee and fine arts philanthropist draws inspiration from the Catholic Saints Day books while reflecting on his encounters with legendary black artists from the Great Depression through the post-World War II years.
Reich, ChristopherThe PalaceThriller - Simon Riske #3
Rice, ChristopherBlood VictoryThriller - Burning Girl #3
Robotham, MichaelWhen She Was GoodThriller - Cyrus Haven #2
Rocha, KitDeal With the DevilAn information broker whose librarian team uses knowledge to protect a crumbling America and a battle-weary supersoldier who is fighting for survival after refusing to target innocents become rivals and then unlikely partners in a quest to save the world.
Romero, George A.The Living DeadHorror
Rose, KarenSay No MoreRomantic Suspense - Sacramento #2
Ryan, Hank PhillippiThe First to LieThriller
Sáenz, Eva GarciaThe Silence of the White CityMystery
Salvatore, R. A.RelentlessFantasy - Drizzt: Generations #3
Slaughter, KarinThe Silent WifeThriller - Will Trent #10
SlmnThe Infamous One of the most respected hustlers on the streets of QueensBoro, Power creates a super group that sets out to take the streets and hip-hop world by storm until he is caught in the middle of a love triangle gone-wrong, threatening everything and everyone involved.
Smith, Alexander McCallThe Geometry of Holding HandsMystery - Isabel Dalhousie #13
SolomonAlibi IslandUrban
SolomonCham-PainUrban
SolomonThe Purple DonUrban
Sparks, NicholasThe ReturnRomance
Spencer, SallyDaughters of DarknessMystery - Jennie Redhead #3
Stage, ZojeWonderlandMoving to a rural farmhouse in far upstate New York, Orla, a retired dancer, must protect her family from an unknown entity that is calling to them from the land, in the earth, beneath the trees — and in their minds.
Stayman-London, KateOne to WatchFrustrated by a lack of body diversity on her favorite reality show, a plus-sized fashion blogger uses an unexpected invitation to star in the show to bolster her career, before unexpected romance complicates her prospects.
Steel, DanielleRoyalRomance
Stein, LeighSelf CareThe CEO of a woman’s wellness start up must deal innumerable stresses, including her COO having tweeted something terrible about the president’s daughter while their top influencer, a former reality show contestant, becomes embroiled in a sexual misconduct scandal.
Stivers, CaroleThe Mother CodeScience Fiction
Strahan, JonathanThe Book of DragonsFantasy anthology
Sykes, SamTen Arrows of IronFantasy - Grave of Empires #2
Tallo, KatieDark AugustThriller
Temple, EmilyThe LightnessOne year after her father leaves home for a meditation retreat and never returns, Olivia, yearning to make sense of his departure and to escape her overbearing mother, runs away and retraces his path to a place known as the Levitation Center.
Thor, BradNear DarkThriller - Scot Horvath #20
Van Den Berg, LauraI Hold a Wolf by the EarsLiterary
Walton, JoOr What You WillA fictional hero who has assumed the roles of gods, warriors, scholars and lovers in award-winning novels discovers that his author is dying and orchestrates a daring plan to catapult writer and character into immortality.
Warren, Susan MayThe Heart of a HeroInspirational - Global Search and Rescue #2
Watson, S. J.Final CutThriller
Williams, SheilaThe Secret WomenThree new friends, women all with mothers who have recently died, find long buried secrets when they help each other sort through their mothers’ belongings.
Wiseman, Ellen MarieThe Orphan CollectorHistorical - 1918 Pandemic
Woods, StuartChoppy WaterMystery - Stone Barrington #54
Zimmerman, VickyMiss Cecily's Recipes for Exceptional LadiesFiction
July 2020
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Abbott, JeffNever Ask MeThriller
Albert, AnnabethConventionally YoursRomance
Andrews, V. C.Shadows of FoxworthSagas- Dollanganger series
Antoinette, AshleyButterflyUrban
Atkins, AceThe RevelatorsCrime - Quinn Colson series
Auci, StefaniaThe Florios of SicilyHistorical
Barry, JessicaDon't Turn AroundThriller
Beanland, RachelFlorence Adler Swims ForeverRenting out their 1934 Atlantic City home and crowding into the apartment above their bakery with their daughters and a mysterious emigrée, a family constructs an elaborate web of lies to cover up a devastating tragedy.
Benford, GregoryGloriousScience Fiction
Brooks, MaxDevolutionA modern retelling of the Bigfoot legend is presented as a gripping journal by a woman from a high-tech Pacific Northwest community who becomes cut off from civilization by a volcanic eruption before witnessing the flight of starving humanoid beings.
Brooks, NitaThe Essence of PerfectionWhen pop superstar Nicola King enlists an elite and sought-after fragrance maker to design her a new scent, a list of very personal information is accidentally put on social media, resulting in some surprising results.
Brown, CarolynThe Banty HouseRomance
Burns, Amy JoShinerGrowing up in a cloistered mountain cabin cut off from everyone in the outside world except her mother's best friend, a fanatical snake handler's daughter risks everything to defy her father and pursue a different future.
Burton, Jeffrey B.The FindersAfter losing his beloved springer spaniel, Mace Reid, who specializes in human remains detection, adopts a new cadaver dog trainee, a rescue dog named Vira with a mysterious past, who helps him find a serial killer.
Carlisle, KateThe Grim ReaderMystery - Bibliophile series
Castillo, LindaOutsiderMystery - Kate Burkholder series
Center, KatherineWhat You Wish forWhen the new principal turns out to be the former, unrequited crush of her teen years, elementary school librarian Samantha Casey discovers that he is a changed man, determined to destroy everything she loves about the school, which forces her to take action.
Chakraborty, S. A.The Empire of GoldFantasy - Daevabad series
Clark, JulieThe Last FlightThriller
Clark, TracyWhat You Don't SeeMystery - Chicago series
Cleeton, ChanelThe Last Train to Key WestWomen
Coetzee, J. M.The Death of JesusLiterary
Colgan, Jenny500 Miles from YouWomen
Denton, Lauren K.The Summer HouseInvestigating four Army Rangers who have been implicated in the destruction of a luxurious summer lake resort, Army Major and former NYPD cop Jeremiah Cook is stonewalled by local law enforcement and dangerous secrets.
Doiron, PaulOne Last LieMystery - Mike Bowdtich series
Farrell, RichardThe Falling WomanA young National Transportation Safety Board investigator struggles with ethics challenges while interviewing a lone survivor of a tragic plane crash, a woman facing terminal cancer who would live out her final days in peace.
Fein, LouiseDaughter of the ReichHistorical
Fletcher, JessicaThe Murder of TwelveMysery - Murder She Wrote series
Ford, RichardSorry for Your TroubleA new short-story collection by the award-winning author of Independence Day.
Foster, LoriThe Somerset GirlsRomance
Francis-Sharma, LaurenBook of the Little AxeQuietly but purposefully rebelling against the life others expect of her in late-18th-century Trinidad, Rosa loses her family’s farm when her homeland transitions to British rule, before her half-Crow son finds his coming-of-age challenged by decades-old secrets.
Glass, JennaQueen of the UnwantedFantasy - Women's War series
Goldberg, LeonardThe Art of DeceptionMystery - Daughter of Sherlock Holmes series
Harrison, KimAmerican DemonWhen the magical acts her friends and she committed to save the world inadvertently unleash a zombie epidemic, witch-demon Rachel Mariana Morgan considers a wrenching sacrifice in the wake of baffling murders and the arrival of a new demon.
Hedlund, JodyThe Runaway BrideChristian - Bride Ships series
Higgins, KristanAlways the Last to KnowWhen John Frost has a stroke, his family, including his two daughters – perfect Julie and free-spirited Sadie, and his wife of 50 years, are forced to confront the truth about their lives, in this new novel of about what family really means.
Hogan, RuthQueenie Malone's Paradise HotelFriendship
Hogle, SarahYou Deserve Each OtherRomance
Jackson, KwanaReal Men KnitDetermined to keep his late adoptive mother’s Harlem knitting shop open, one of four brothers accepts the help of a craft-savvy businesswoman who is hiding her secret crush on him.
Kealey, ImogenLiberationHistorical
King, Laurie R.Riviera GoldMystery - Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series
Kwan, KevinSex and VanityWhen George, the man with whom she had brief fling several years earlier, unexpectedly appears in East Hampton, newly engaged Lucie Churchill is drawn to him again and spins a web of deceit in an attempt to block him from her life – and her heart.
Lackey, MercedesSpy, Spy AgainFantasy - Family Spies series
Lawrence, MarkThe Girl and the StarsFantasy - Book of the Ice series
Logan, KylieThe Secrets of BonesMystery - Jazz Ramsey series
Mackintosh, SophieBlue TicketA pregnant woman in a society where females are assigned their life stations through a lottery system contends with how the system will inevitably shape her child’s life.
Macomber, DebbieA Walk Along the BeachRomance
Masad, IlanaAll My Mother's LoversShattered by revelations about the recently deceased mother who never entirely accepted her sexuality, a gay woman tracks down the men in her mother’s hidden second life while coming to terms with new understandings about monogamy.
Miller, HollyThe Sight of YouUnable to help falling in love with a woman who offers him a second chance, a man who secretly experiences dreams about the future makes a difficult choice in the face of a daunting premonition about their future together.
Mitchell, DavidUtopia AvenueThe members of a music band in 1967 London navigate the era’s parties, drugs and politics as well as their own egos and tragedies while exploring transformative perspectives about youth, art and fame.
Moreno-Garcia, SilviaMexican GothicA reimagining of the classic gothic suspense novel follows the experiences of a courageous socialite in 1950s Mexico who is drawn into the treacherous secrets of an isolated mansion.
Morley, IslaThe Last BlueWomen
Moshfegh, OttessaDeath in Her HandsDiscovering a note and grave while walking her dog in the woods, an elderly widow becomes obsessed with learning the victim’s story before her grip on reality is shaken by what she uncovers.
Mukherjee, AbirDeath in the EastMystery
Panowich, BrianHard Cash ValleyThriller
Patterson, JamesCajun JusticeThriller
Peterson, TracieThe Way of LoveChristian - Willamette brides series
Ricciardi, DavidBlack FlagThriller - Jake Keller series
Rochon, FarrahThe Boyfriend ProjectWhen a live tweet of a horrific date reveals the unscrupulous dealings of an internet catfisher, three duped women make a pact to invest in themselves for six months, prompting one to pursue a dream career.
Rosenfelt, DavidMuzzledMystery - Andy Carpenter series
Sager, RileyHome Before DarkTwenty-five years after her father published a wildly popular nonfiction book based on her family’s rushed exit from a haunted Victorian estate, naysayer Maggie inherits the house and begins renovations, only to make a number of disturbing discoveries.
Schultz, ConnieThe Daughters of ErietownExplores the impact of forfeited dreams, long-kept secrets and evolving gender roles on a small family throughout the latter half of the 20th century.
Sickels, CarterThe Prettiest StarA young, gay man who left small-town Appalachia for New York City in 1980 returns home to die six years later after contracting AIDS, in a novel about love, family and redemption.
Silva, DanielThe OrderThriller - Gabriel Allon series
Singh, NaliniAlpha NightParanormal Romace - Psy-Changeling Trinity series
St. John, KatherineThe Lion's DenThriller
Steiner, SusieRemain SilentMystery - Marion Bradshaw series
Sullivan, J. CourtneyFriends and StrangersStruggling to adjust to small-town life after having a baby, an accomplished New York City journalist immerses herself in social media before bonding with a babysitter from a very different walk of life.
Swarup, ShubhangiLatitudes of LongingAn award-winning debut from India explores the love and longing between humanity and the earth through the stories of a botanist, a clairvoyant, a geologist, a revolutionary's mother, a shapeshifting turtle and other protagonists.
Tremblay, PaulSurvivor SongWhen Massachusetts is overrun by a rabies-like virus that is incurable an hour after infection, a soft-spoken pediatrician navigates apocalyptic obstacles to get a vaccine to her eight-months pregnant friend.
Tsukiyama, GailThe Color of AirA young doctor finds his arrival home to Hawai’i coinciding with the awakening of the Mauna Loa volcano and its dangerous path toward their village, unearthing long-held secrets simmering below the surface that meld past and present.
Vera, MariselThe Taste of SugarRelocating to the sugar plantations of Hawaii when their Caribbean farm is decimated by the Spanish-American War and the San Ciriaco Hurricane, two Puerto Ricans join thousands of fellow refugees in confronting the realities of American prosperity.
West, Catherine AdelSaving Ruby KingHistorical
Wiggs, SusanThe Lost and Found BookshopInheriting her mother’s San Francisco bookshop in the wake of a tragedy, Natalie bonds with her ailing grandfather and hires a contractor to perform repairs before unexpected discoveries connect her to the community and family secrets.
Young, HeatherThe Distant DeadMystery
June 2020
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Ackerman, ElliotRed Dress in Black and WhiteThe author of Waiting for Eden presents a timely novel set in the course of a single day in Istanbul that depicts how an American woman’s efforts to leave her influential Turkish husband become complicated by political corruption.
Austin, LynnIf I Were YouChristian
Bennett, BritThe Vanishing HalfSeparated by their embrace of different racial identities, two mixed-race identical twins reevaluate their choices as one raises a black daughter in their southern hometown while the other passes for white with a husband who is unaware of her heritage.
Clancy, ChristinaThe Second HomeInheriting their family’s Cape Cod summer home years after long-term estrangement, two sisters are reunited by a man with a legitimate claim to the property who would set the record straight.
Dailey, JanetHolding Out for ChristmasRomance
Deroux, MargauxThe Lost Diary of VeniceHistorical
Dev, SonaliRecipe for PersuasionThe author of Pride, Prejudice and Other Flavors adapts Jane Austen’s Persuasion in the story of a chef who partners with her celebrity first love during a reality-show competition she hopes will save her restaurant.
Foley, LucyThe Guest ListThriller
Gear, Kathleen O'NealPeople of the CanyonsHistorical
George, AlexThe Paris HoursFour individuals share an extraordinary day in Paris between the wars, including a maid in possession of a lone surviving Marcel Proust manuscript and a lovesick artist who would repay an impossible debt through a partnership with Gertrude Stein.
Giffin, EmilyThe Lies That BindWomen
Guillory, JasmineParty of TwoRomance
Hankin, LauraHappy and You Know ItWomen
Harper, KarenThe Queen's SecretHistorical
Henry, EmilyBeach ReadAn acclaimed but blocked literary master and a best-selling novelist who has stopped believing in true love agree to a summer-long writing project that challenges them write well in each others’ styles.
Hibbert, TaliaTake a Hint, Dani BrownA young woman who agrees to fake-date her friend after a video of him “rescuing” her from their office building goes viral.
Higgins, KristanAlways the Last to KnowWomen
Hilderbrand, Elin28 SummersThe best-selling author of Summer of ‘69 presents a tale inspired by the film, Same Time Next Year, that follows a man’s discovery of his mother’s long-term relationship with the husband of a Presidential frontrunner.
Ignatius, DavidThe PaladinThriller
Jenner, NatalieThe Jane Austen SocietyA group of disparate bibliophiles bands together in the small English village of Chawton in the hopes of restoring the final home of Jane Austen, revealing their respective losses along the way.
Jonasson, RagnarThe MistIn the conclusion of the critically acclaimed Hidden Iceland series, Detective Hulda is haunted forever by the events that occurred in an isolated farm house on the east of Iceland that opened its doors to a killer.
Jones, SandieThe Half SisterThriller
Maden, MikeTom Clancy Firing PointThriller
Majumdar, MeghaA BurningAn opportunistic gym teacher and a starry-eyed misfit find the realization of their ambitions tied to the downfall of an innocent Muslim girl who has been wrongly implicated in a terrorist attack.
Martin, CharlesThe Water KeeperTending the grounds of an island church with no parishioners, retired priest Murphy Shepherd voyages down the Intracoastal waterway to scatter a friend's ashes before agreeing to help a woman whose daughter has been abducted into the world of trafficking.
Meyerson, AmyThe ImperfectsFamily Life
Millet, LydiaA Children's BibleContemptuous of the equally neglectful and suffocating parents who would pass the summer in a stupor of drugs and sex, one dozen eerily mature children run away as a dangerous storm descends and subjects them to apocalyptic chaos.
Miranda, MeganThe Girl from Widow HillsThriller
Oates, Joyce CarolNight. Sleep. Death. the StarsAn intimate exploration of race, class warfare and healing follows the unexpected reactions of a wife and her adult children to a powerful patriarch’s death.
Oke, JanetteUnyielding HopeChristian
Paris, B. A.The DilemmaOrganizing a lavish birthday party after decades of hardship, a woman hiding a secret about a daughter who cannot attend is forced to confront a devastating truth when her husband arranges a surprise.
Patterson, JamesThe Summer HouseThriller
Phillips, Susan ElizabethDance Away With MeSeeking refuge in a Tennessee mountain town to recover from heartbreak, a young widow and midwife bonds with an enigmatic artist, a helpless infant and a passel of curious teens in a small and suspicious community.
Riley, LucindaThe Sun SisterFamily Life
Robards, KarenThe Black Swan of ParisA celebrated singer in World War II occupied France joins the Resistance to save her estranged family from being killed in a German prison.
Scott, StephanieWhat's Left of Me Is YoursLiterary
Shalvis, JillThe Summer DealWomen
Shriver, LionelThe Motion of the Body Through SpaceDeciding in the face of an ignominious early retirement to enter a triathlon, a once-sedentary narcissist embarks on an obsessive fitness regime while his surgery-debilitated wife is treated with contempt by his sexy personal trainer.
Solomon, AnnaThe Book of V.A modern family woman grappling with sexual and intellectual desires, a Watergate-era political wife confronting a life-changing choice and an independent-minded sacrifice to an ancient Persian king explore enduring women’s realities that have not changed for millennia.
Steel, DanielleDaddy's GirlsWomen
Steil, JenniferExile MusicThe daughter of respected Jewish music artists finds her culturally rich life in 1938 Vienna shattered by the Nazi invasion and a devastating secret that threatens her efforts to start over in a Bolivian Andes refugee community.
Swinson, KikiHis Rebound BitchUrban
Thomas, ElisabethCatherine HouseA dangerously curious, rebellious undergraduate uncovers a shocking secret about an exclusive circle of students and the dark truths beneath their school’s promises of prestige.
Weir, AlisonKatheryn Howard, the Scandalous QueenHistorical
Williams, BeatrizHer Last FlightInvestigating the fate of a forgotten aviation pioneer, a 1947 war correspondent tracks down the pilot’s former student before learning the remarkable story of their complicated and passionate relationship.
Wilsner, MerylSomething to Talk AboutWhen her career is threatened by a red-carpet photo that appears to have romantic undertones, a Hollywood showrunner and her female assistant are targeted by paparazzi before realizing their actual feelings for each other.
Wright, LawrenceThe End of October Investigating dozens of mysterious deaths in an Indonesian internment camp, a World Health Organization doctor finds himself on a race to uncover the origins of a mysterious killer virus and find a cure before it decimates world populations.
May 2020
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Brown, DaleEagle StationMilitary Thriller
Brown, Rita MaeFurmidable FoesMystery
Chiaverini, JenniferMrs. Lincoln's SistersHistorical
Constantine, LivThe Wife StalkerThriller
De Los Santos, MarisaI'd Give AnythingFamly Life
Delinsky, BarbaraA Week at the ShoreReturning to her family’s Rhode Island beach home after a 20-year estrangement, a real estate photographer navigates painful family secrets that test her bonds with her sisters, while her 13-year-old daughter pursues desperately wanted family ties.
Godwin, GailOld Lovegood GirlsSeparated by a devastating loss, two estranged college roommates reach out to each other years later in the face of unpredictable hardships before discovering the power of their unbreakable bond to transform their lives.
Graham, HeatherSeeing DarknessRomantic Suspense
Gudenkauf, HeatherThis Is How I LiedA pregnant detective, still haunted by the cold case murder of her best friend decades earlier is forced to relive the past and finally understand what happened when new evidence comes to light and the case is reopened.
Jance, Judith A.Credible ThreatThriller
Johansen, IrisThe PersuasionThriller
McCreight, KimberlyA Good MarriageBegged for help by an old friend, an overworked lawyer investigates a suspicious death in a Brooklyn brownstone before she is confronted by a close-knit circle of parents who would protect an exclusive school.
Michaels, FernTruth and JusticeWomen
Monroe, Mary AliceOn Ocean BoulevardWomen
Morrison, Mary B.Careful What You Click forFour single female friends living in Atlanta easily find career success, but not romantic success and decide together that online dating might be the answer as long as they take certain precautions, follow their plan and have each others’ backs.
Patterson, JamesHushThriller (Harriet Blue series)
Serritella, FrancescaThe Ghosts of HarvardDefying her family to investigate the suspicious suicide of her schizophrenic genius brother, a Harvard freshman begins to hear the voices of three paranoia-inducing ghosts from different eras in American history.
Shaara, JeffTo Wake the GiantThe best-selling author of The Frozen Hours draws on extensive research and unprecedented access to the Pearl Harbor memorial and museum archives in a high-suspense, historically accurate thriller inspired by the 1941 attack.
Sittenfeld, CurtisRodhamA novel of what-might-have-been follows Hillary Rodham as she takes a different path, blazing her own trail — one that unfolds in public as well as in private — and one that crosses paths again and again with Bill Clinton.
Thayer, NancyGirls of SummerWomen
April 2020
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Adimi, KaoutherOur RichesKirkus Reviews: "An understated, lyrical story of reading and resistance over the tumultuous generations."
Allan, BarbaraAntiques Fire SaleMystery
Altschul, AndrewThe GringaA novel about the slippery nature of truth and the tragic consequences of American idealism .
Andrews, Mary KayHello, SummerWomen
Ayim, Nana OforiattaThe God ChildWhen her mother adopts her god child, Kojo, Maya, the only child of an expat Ghanaian couple based in Germany, finds her life forever changed by his arrival, in this coming-of-age story about a young girl finding her freedom in the midst of familial, cultural and political constraints.
Barry, SebastianA Thousand MoonsLiterary
Bartz, AndreaThe HerdThriller
Beah, IshmaelLittle FamilyStruggling to replace the homes they have lost in their conflict-scarred homeland, five young people improvise a home together in an abandoned airplane before an irresistible opportunity tests their bond.
Begley, LouisThe New Life of Hugo GardnerFamily life
Bell, DarceySomething She's Not Telling UsThriller
Bennett, Robert JacksonShorefallFantasy
Bentley, DonWithout SanctionAn operative struggling with PTSD in the aftermath of a mission gone wrong is forced to confront his biggest failure to prevent an ISIS splinter cell from creating a weapon of mass destruction.
Bolton, SharonThe SplitThriller
Boyle, WilliamCity of MarginsThe lives of several lost souls intersect in gritty 1990s south Brooklyn, from a disgraced ex-cop with blood on his hands to the grieving mother of a suicide victim.
Brenner, JamieSummer LongingWomen
Brooks, MaxDevolutionA modern retelling of the Bigfoot legend is presented as a gripping journal by a woman from a high-tech Pacific Northwest community who becomes cut off from civilization by a volcanic eruption before witnessing the flight of starving humanoid beings.
Brown, JanellePretty ThingsTo save her mother, a con artist who hustled to give her a decent childhood, Nina must run her most audacious, dangerous scam yet that involves a privileged young heiress as they both try to survive the greatest game of deceit and destruction they will ever play.
Brown, TaylorPride of EdenLiterary
Bruce, CamillaYou Let Me inAfter notorious recluse and eccentric best-selling author Cassandra Tipp disappears, and his assumed dead, she leaves behind her massive fortune and one final manuscript, which plunges the town into her deepest, darkest secrets.
Burgess, BenDefining MomentsUrban
Campbell, RamseyThe Wise FriendThriller
Campisi, MeganSin EaterHistorical
Carey, M. R.The Book of KoliScience Fiction
Carlson, MelodyThe Happy CamperChristian
Carr, JackSavage SonThriller
Carson, RaeThe Rise of SkywalkerScience Fiction
Cha, FrancesIf I Had Your FaceIn Seoul, South Korea, four young women make their way in a world defined by impossibly high standards of beauty, secret salons catering to wealthy men, strict social hierarchies and K-pop fan mania.
Chekhov, Anton PavlovichFifty-two StoriesShort Stories
Chung, Maxine Mei-FungThe Eighth GirlThriller
Ciesielski, J'nellThe SocialiteAssigned to watch over two English debutantes in Nazi-occupied Paris, Barrett Anderson, who secretly trains Resistance fighters, must win the trust of Kat, who is trying to tear her sister away from her Nazi boyfriend and bring her back home.
Coates, DarcyThe Haunting of Ashburn HouseHorror
Coble, ColleenOne Little LieChristian
Cole, MykeSixteenth WatchScience Fiction
Connelly, MichaelFair WarningThriller
Cussler, CliveWrath of PoseidonAction
Dalcher, ChristinaMaster ClassTransferring from an elite post to the state boarding school where her daughter has been placed, a teacher is horrified to discover that the students are secretly being put to work as child laborers and subjected to involuntary lab experiments.
Dalglish, DavidRavencallerFantasy
Davila, April142 OstrichesSagas
Deaver, JefferyThe Goodbye ManThriller
Dolan, LianThe Sweeney SistersWomen
Durst, Sarah BethRace the SandsFantasy
Flynn, Katie M.The CompanionsDystopian
Fossey, BrookeThe Big FinishA curmudgeonly senior who would avoid a nursing home forges an unexpected bond with his estranged granddaughter, an abused child who is rapidly succumbing to the alcoholism that once painfully overshadowed his own life.
Gounelle, LaurentAlice Asks the Big QuestionsWomen
Harvey, Kristy WoodsonFeels Like FallingWomen
Hellenga, RobertLove, Death & Rare BooksRisking everything to keep the family bookstore in business, Gabe Johnson restarts his life in a small town on the shores of Lake Michigan where he is faced with an even more difficult challenge that threatens his business as well as the fate of a rekindled romance.
Hope, AnnaExpectationWomen
IndiaGangstress 2Urban
Irvine, AlexAnthropocene RagScience Fiction
J., AnnaFull Figured 15Urban
Jacobsen, RoyThe UnseenCaught between their lives and their dreams, a family on an isolated Norwegian island must face the changing modern world.
James, RebeccaThe Woman in the MirrorInvestigating her birth family upon inheriting a centuries-old English manor, an adopted art gallery curator uncovers the story of a mid-20th-century governess who was cruelly treated by the curator’s unknown ancestors.
Jedrowski, TomaszSwimming in the DarkIn early 1980s Poland during the violent decline of communism, two young men fall in love but eventually find themselves on opposite sides of the political divide.
Johnson, MarvisGods & GangstersUrban
KattThe Secret Lives of Baltimore Girls 2Urban
Kealey, ImogenLiberationHistorical
King, StephenIf It BleedsThriller
Kingsbury, KarenSomeone Like YouShattered by the discovery that she is not the biological daughter of her parents, Maddie abruptly ends an engagement and moves away before connecting with the grieving friend of a sister and family she never knew existed.
Kozloff, SarahThe Cerulean QueenFantasy
Kress, NancySea ChangeScience Fiction
K'WanThe VowTaking a break from exposing the crimes of high-ranking city officials, Kahliah, known as the Black Lotus, meets Magic, the charismatic owner of a new Midtown club and must decide whether or not to take on another case.
Leichter, HilaryTemporaryEighteen boyfriends, twenty-three jobs, and one ghost who occasionally pops in to give advice: Temporary casts a hilarious and tender eye toward the struggle for happiness under late capitalism.
L'Engle, MadeleineThe Moment of TendernessA collection of short stories by the late author of the Newbery Award-winning A Wrinkle in Time draws on L’Engle’s early life, career and faith to convey uplifting messages about the power of hope.
Levin, AdamBubblegum In an alternate present-day word in which the Internet doesn’t exist, one of the first owners of a popular interactive “flesh and bone” robot called Curio grapples with the outside world as he attempts to write his memoir.
Lodge, GythaWatching from the DarkMystery
Lourey, JessUnspeakable ThingsThriller
Lowry, Mary PaulineThe Roxy LettersWomen
Lupica, MikeRobert B. Parker's Grudge MatchMystery
Mathews, FrancineDeath on TuckernuckMystery
McCormick, ChrisThe GimmicksA novel set in the waning years of the Cold War follows a trio of young Armenians from the Soviet Union, across Europe, to Southern California, looking at the Armenian Genocide, whose traumatic reverberations will have unexpected consequences on all three lives.
Mcfarland, JeniThe House of Deep WaterWomen
Meeropol, EllenHer Sister's TattooFamily Life
Mejia, MindyStrike Me DownHired by a feminist athletic empire to track down a fortune in stolen prize money, a forensic accountant with a secret connection to the client is pressured to investigate, only to encounter shocking and deadly truths.
Milliken, KateKept AnimalsComing of Age
Moore, ChristopherShakespeare for SquirrelsFantasy
Moreno-Garcia, SilviaUntamed ShoreFacing limited prospects in 1979 Baja California, a young woman from a poor fishing village becomes entwined in the lives of three wealthy American tourists before the death of one is complicated by revelations about their true identities.
Nam-Joo, ChoKim Jiyoung, Born 1982A U.S. release of a feminist best-seller from Korea follows the experiences of a millennial from Seoul who suddenly manifests the bizarre symptom of being able to flawlessly impersonate and then become any woman, alive or dead.
Nunn, KayteThe Forgotten Letters of Esther DurrantFamily Life
Oke, JanetteUnyielding HopeChristian
Palmer, D. J.The New HusbandThriller
Pochoda, IvyThese WomenConnected by the deadly obsessions of a single man, five very different women endure lives of danger and anguish, including a mother whose daughter's murder remains unsolved.
Quick, AmandaClose UpRomance
Quinn, JuliaFirst Comes ScandalRomance
Redfearn, SuzanneIn an InstantWomen
Riley, LucindaThe Sun SisterHistorical
Rimmer, KellyTruths I Never Told YouFamily Life
Roberts, NoraHideawayRomance
Scalzi, JohnThe Last EmperoxThis conclusion to the best-selling Interdependency series follows Emperox Grayland II as she fights a desperate final battle for her crown and empire while striving to save her citizens from eternal intergalactic isolation.
Schade, VictoriaWho Rescued WhoWhen the discovery of an abandoned puppy leads to an extended stay in England, Elizabeth Barnes, while settling an unexpected inheritance, is drawn into a tight-knit community of new friends and, along the way, makes some life choices that bring about much-needed change and a possible romance.
Scott, AnikaThe German HeiressHistorical
Shelton, PaigeThe Stolen LetterMystery
Shipman, ViolaThe Heirloom GardenWomen
Sickels, CarterThe Prettiest StarA novel about the bounds of family and redemption, shines light on an overlooked part of the AIDs epidemic when men returned to their rural communities to die
Skrutskie, EmilyBonds of BrassScience Fiction
Sligar, SaraTake Me ApartA young archivist’s obsession with her subject’s mysterious death threatens to destroy her fragile grasp on sanity, in a novel of psychological suspense.
SlmnGods of EgyptUrban
Smith, Jill EileenStar of PersiaEsther is poised to save her people from annihilation. Relying on a fragile trust in a silent God, can she pit her wisdom against a vicious enemy and win?
Sofer, DaliaMan of My TimeFrom the best-selling author of The Septembers of Shiraz comes the story of an Iranian man reckoning with his capacity for love and evil.
Stivers, CaroleThe Mother CodeRacing to protect human survival in the wake of a bio-warfare attack gone wrong, a team of scientists creates a generation of genetically engineered children who struggle to survive when their robot protectors are slated for demolition.
Stout, DanTitan's DayFantasy
Straub, EmmaAll Adults HereA matriarch confronts the legacy of her parenting mistakes while her adult children navigate respective challenges in high standards and immaturity, before a teen granddaughter makes a courageous decision to tell the truth.
Takhar, Helen MonksPrecious YouGeneration conflicts, paranoia and ambition shape an increasingly obsessive and toxic relationship between an exacting magazine editor-in-chief and a privileged, politically correct millennial intern who seems to be undermining her boss’s career.
Thammavongsa, SouvankhamHow to Pronounce KnifeShort Stories
Thorpe, RufiThe Knockout QueenIn a novel of love, violence and friendship in the California suburbs, privileged teen Bunny Lampert befriends in-the-closet rebel Michael, who lives on the other side of the tracks.
Trollope, JoannaMum & DadFamily Life
Trussoni, DanielleThe AncestorLiterary
Turow, ScottThe Last TrialLegal
Twardoch, SzczepanThe King of WarsawHistorical
Vo, NghiThe Empress of Salt and FortuneWith the heart of an Atwood tale and the visuals of a classic Asian period drama, this is a narrative about empire, storytelling, and the anger of women.
Walker, Adrian J.The Human SonScience Fiction
Ward, MatthewLegacy of AshThis debut is an epic tale of intrigue and revolution, soldiers and assassins, ancient magic and the eternal clash of empires.
Waters, MarthaTo Have and to HoaxAfter their marriage has become cold and detached, a Lady and Lord in Regency England each fake accidents and illness in an escalating game of manipulation that includes sanitariums, fake affairs and possibly a rekindled flirtation.
Weiner, JenniferBig SummerWomen
Wells, MarthaNetwork EffectScience Fiction
Wood, Tracey EnersonThe Engineer's WifeHistorical
Woods, StuartBombshellAction
Woodsmall, CindyThe Englisch DaughterOld Order Amish wife and mother Jemima has a crises of faith when she finds out that her life savings is gone—and her husband, Roy, has a secret child with another woman.
Wright, StevenThe Coyotes of CarthageIn a small South Carolina town, a political operative runs a dark-money campaign for his corporate clients.
March 2020
AuthorTitleLibrarian's Picks
Adams, Lyssa KayUndercover BromanceRomance
Alvarez, JuliaAfterlifeReeling from her beloved husband's sudden death in the wake of her retirement, an immigrant writer is further derailed by the reappearance of her unstable sister and an entreaty for help by a pregnant undocumented teen.
Anthony, JessicaEnter the AardvarkLGBTQ
Aragi, AliThe Immortals of TehranLearning the story of a centuries-old family curse upon his father's death, young Ahmad struggles to protect his loved ones through decades of famine, loss and political turmoil before unexpected life changes converge at the height of the Iranian Revolution.
Arian, Amir AhmadiThen the Fish Swallowed HimArrested for political dissidence in the violent aftermath of Iran’s driver’s strike, a once-apolitical man develops an unsettling but interdependent relationship with his interrogator that exposes the oppressive power of the state to control individual lives.
Arnold, LukeThe Last Smile in Sunder CityFantasy
Bailey, Samantha M.Woman on the EdgeThriller
Baldacci, DavidWalk the WireThriller
Barry, MaxProvidenceA four-person crew aboard Earth’s first warship prepares to defend the planet from hostile aliens only to find their communications disrupted by a sudden and devastatingly real space battle.
Barry, QuanWe Ride upon SticksNearly three centuries after their coastal community’s witch trials, the women athletes of the 1989 Danvers Falcons hockey team combine individual and collective talents with 1980s iconography to storm their way to the state finals.
Bieker, ChelseaGodshotEnduring appalling treatment in a Central Valley agricultural community under the orders of an unscrupulous cult leader, Lacey receives support by women friends who help her search for the mother who abandoned her.
Black, CaraThree Hours in ParisThriller
Boyce, EricaLost at SeaSmall Town (Massachusetts)
Bybee, CatherineMy Way to YouRomance
Caldwell, ChristiIn Bed With the EarlRomance
Cameron, MarcStone CrossMystery
Carr, RobynSunrise on Half Moon BayWomen
Carson, ScottThe ChillA century after an early 20th-century New York community is intentionally flooded to redistribute water downstate, an inspector overseeing a dangerously neglected dam uncovers a prophecy that warns of additional sacrifices.
Chandler, LatoyaUnspoken WordsUrban
Clark, MarciaFinal JudgmentBreaking her personal rule about avoiding relationships when she falls for an ambitious entrepreneur, defense attorney Samantha Brinkman is challenged to prove her lover's innocence of murder when his alibi and past are thrown into question.
Coble, ColleenOne Little LieChristian Romantic Suspense
Colgan, JennyDiamonds Are a Girl's Best FriendWomen
Cross-Smith, LeesaSo We Can GlowShort Stories
Dickey, Eric JeromeThe Business of LoversAfrican American
Dillon, AlenaMercy HouseWomen
Doyle, RobThresholdLiterary
Engel, AmyThe Familiar DarkSeeking answers in the wake of her daughter’s murder, a woman from a small Missouri Ozarks community is forced to confront the truth about her own brutal childhood.
Ferrari, K.Like Flies from AfarMr. Luis Machi, an unforgettably loathsome and hilarious Argentinian oligarch who made his fortune collaborating with the worst elements of society, has a body in his trunk and must solve the mystery of who committed the murder.
Fredericks, MariahDeath of an American BeautyMystery
Gaige, AmitySea WifeA young family who escapes suburbia for a year-long sailing trip that upends all of their lives.
Gear, Kathleen O'NealCries from the Lost IslandFantasy
Goldberg, LeeFake TruthThriller
Goodman, CarolThe Sea of Lost GirlsThriller
Green, JocelynVeiled in SmokeChristian Historical
Grisham, JohnCamino WindsThriller
Hadlow, JaniceThe Other Bennet SisterA reimagining of the story of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice spinster, Mary Bennet, finds her navigating limited cultural expectations before embracing her intellectual identity and making her own choices about her future.
Hall, TarquinThe Case of the Reincarnated ClientMystery
Hannon, IreneStarfish PierChristian Romance
Harper, KarenDeep in the Alaskan WoodsRomantic Suspense
Harris, C. S.Who Speaks for the DamnedMystery
Harrison, RachelThe ReturnHorror
Hendrix, GradyThe Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying VampiresWhen her hectic but predictable life is upended by a vicious attack by an elderly local, Patricia unexpectedly bonds with a well-read neighbor who her senile mother-in-law claims to have known herself when she was a girl.
Hill, SusanThe Benefit of HindsightMystery
Hillier, JenniferLittle SecretsThriller
Hooper, KayHidden SalemThriller
Jiles, PauletteSimon the FiddlerConscripted into the Confederate Army after nearly escaping the American Civil War, an itinerant fiddle player joins a ragtag regimental band playing for both sides of the conflict before falling in love with an indentured Irish governess.
Jimenez, AbbyThe Happy Ever After PlaylistRomance
Jones, DaryndaA Bad Day for SunshineMystery
Joshi, AlkaThe Henna ArtistWomen
Kane, AndreaNo Stone UnturnedThriller
Katsu, AlmaThe DeepSurviving the sinking of the Titanic, Annie takes a job as a nurse on the Britannic before encountering a fellow survivor who forces her to reckon with past demons.
Kemp, MarinaMargueriteA young live-in nurse forges an unlikely connection with her once-powerful elderly charge before the influential people of their village begin targeting the relationship with gossip and a scheme to get the nurse fired.
Kent, SerenaDeath in AvignonMystery
Kidd, Sue MonkThe Book of LongingsA first-century intellectual fights the limitations imposed on women before an encounter with an 18-year-old Jesus leads to their marriage, his dangerous public ministry and her flight to safety in Alexandria.
Klune, T. J.The House in the Cerulean SeaFantasy
Kluwe, ChrisOtakuThis debut novel from a former NFL player and tech enthusiast follows a young woman, who, longing to escape reality, loses herself in a virtual world where she is loved, feared, and watched by millions across the globe until she stumbles upon a deadly conspiracy.
Kozloff, SarahA Broken QueenFantasy
Kozloff, SarahThe Queen of RaidersFantasy
Lalli, SonyaGrown-up PoseForced by cultural expectations to marry young, an Indian-American woman upsets her tight-knit community by getting divorced and investing all of her savings in a career path against her parents’ wishes.
Lawhon, ArielCode Name HeleneA novel based on the real-life story of socialite-spy Nancy Wake features the astonishing woman who killed a Nazi with her bare hands and went on to become one of the most decorated women in WWII.
Lawton, JohnHammer to FallPosted in disgrace to remote northern Finland under the guise of a cultural exchange representative, 1960s MI6 spy Joe Wilderness earns money on the side as a vodka smuggler before uncovering a mining operation with possible atomic ties.
Ledwidge, MichaelStop at NothingThriller
Lopera, Juliana DelgadoFiebre TropicalLit by the hormonal neon glow of Miami, this heady, multilingual debut novel follows a Colombian teenager's coming-of-age and coming out as she plunges headfirst into lust and evangelism.
MacColl, Mary-RoseLost AutumnHistorical
Maher, KerriThe Girl in White Gloves: A Novel of Grace KellyHistorical
Maxwell, AlyssaMurder at CrosswaysMystery
McCall Smith, AlexanderThe Talented Mr. VargHumorous
McFarlane, MhairiIf I Never Met YouHumiliated when her long-time boyfriend breaks up with her amid rumors of an illicit pregnancy, Laurie agrees to pretend she is seriously dating the office playboy, who needs a steady girlfriend to protect his professional integrity.
McKevett, G. A.And the Killer IsMystery
Meyer, DeonThe Last HuntThriller
Morgan, LouisaThe Age of WitchesMagical Realism
Morrey, BethThe Love Story of Missy CarmichaelReevaluating her past upon finding herself alone at age 79, Missy forges unexpected ties with two strangers and their spirited dog, discovering the power of friendship, family and self-forgiveness along the way.
Nemens, EmilyThe Cactus LeagueBeginning spring training in the unforgiving Arizona desert, a star outfielder navigates the secrets of the coaches, writers, wives, girlfriends, criminals and fans who watch his every move.
Norman, MatthewLast Couple StandingDetermined not to end up like their divorced friends, Jessica and Mitch outline careful rules for an open marriage before finding themselves in way over their heads.
Novak, BrendaOne Perfect SummerWomen
Okri, BenThe Freedom ArtistAn impassioned plea for freedom and justice, set in a world uncomfortably like our own.
Pagan, CamilleThis Won't End WellAnnie Mercer breaks her vow of not letting new people into her life when she teams up with Mo, a maddeningly optimistic amateur detective, to keep an eye on her new neighbor, Harper, a glamorous yet fragile young woman.
Paretsky, SaraDead LandMystery
Patrick, PhaedraThe Secrets of Love Story BridgeA single father's brave act of saving a woman's life sparks an unexpected journey that helps him find a second chance at love.
Patterson, JamesRevengeThriller
Patterson, JamesThe 20th VictimThriller
Pattison, EliotThe King's BeastMystery
Perry, AnneOne Fatal FlawMystery
Pink, SamThe Ice Cream Man and Other StoriesShort Stories
Pronzini, BillThe Stolen Gold AffairMystery
Queally, JamesLine of SightThis debut novel from an award-winning crime reporter follows a former crime reporter-turned-private investigator who, for the first time in his life, finds himself on the wrong side of the law when he comes into possession of a controversial, inflammatory video of police brutality.
Rai, AlishaGirl Gone ViralRomance
Robinson, TammyPhotos of YouWomen
Robson, EddieHearts of OakScience Fiction
Rorick, KateLittle WondersA seemingly perfect mom becomes Internet-famous after her epic meltdown video goes viral and she is forced to team up with the posting culprit in a fight against the other moms at Little Wonders Preschool.
Ross, Ann B.Miss Julia Knows a Thing or TwoWomen
Roth, VeronicaChosen OnesOn the 10th anniversary of the Dark One’s defeat, one of the Chosen Ones—who brought the Dark One down—dies and the remaining four discover the Dark One’s ultimate goal was much bigger than they, the government or even prophecy could have foretold.
Ruggero, EdBlame the DeadThriller
Sandford, JohnMasked PreyCrime
SlmnThe Infamous 2Urban
Smith, Katy SimpsonThe EverlastingTraces the lives of four individuals from different times in Roman history, from an early Christian child martyr and a medieval monk on crypt duty to a Medici princess of Moorish descent and a contemporary field biologist.
Smith, Wilbur A.Call of the RavenAction
SolomonCham-PainUrban
Staples, Dennis EThis Town SleepsLiterary
Steel, DanielleThe Wedding DressWomen
Szpara, K.M.DocileTo erase family debt, Elisha Wilder has his contract purchased by the man whose wealthy family is the brains behind a drug that turns people into Dociles, or people kept, body and soul, for the uses of their owners.
Szymiczkowa, MarylaMrs. Mohr Goes MissingMystery
Tanabe, KarinA Hundred SunsHistorical
Thompson, VictoriaMurder on Pleasant AvenueMystery
Thornton, Stephanie MarieAnd They Called It CamelotUsing her charm and intelligence to carve a place for herself among the men of history, Jackie Kennedy is forced to reassemble the fragments of her life after her husband’s assassination.
Tyler, AnneRedhead by the Side of the RoadA tech expert and building superintendent finds his circumscribed routines upended by his significant other's eviction and the appearance of a teen at his doorstep who claims to be his son.
Unferth, Deb OlinBarn 8Two auditors for the U.S. egg industry go rogue and conceive a plot to steal a million chickens in the middle of the night—an entire egg farm’s worth of animals.
Van Praag, MennaThe Sisters GrimmFantasy
Wagers, K. B.A Pale Light in the BlackMax and her Jupiter Station team must learn to work together when their routine mission to retrieve a missing ship turns dangerous.
Washburn, Kawai StrongSharks in the Time of SaviorsFolds the legends of Hawai’ian gods into an engrossing family saga; a story of exile and the pursuit of salvation.
Webb, BettyThe Panda of DeathMystery
Weber, CarlInfluenceAfrican American
Wetmore, ElizabethValentineLiterary
White, KateHave You Seen Me?Mystery
Wingate, LisaThe Book of Lost FriendsA modern-day teacher discovers the story of three Reconstruction-era women and how it connects to her own students’ lives.
Winslow, DonBrokenThriller
Wrobel, StephanieDarling Rose GoldThriller
Yong, JinA Bond UndoneFantasy
Zhang, C. PamHow Much of These Hills Is GoldTwo orphaned Chinese immigrant siblings flee the threats of their gold rush mining town across an unforgiving landscape where their survival is tested by family secrets, sibling rivalry and disparate goals.
February 2020
AuthorTitleLibrarian's Picks
Abriel, AnitaThe Light After the WarHistorical - World War II
Adams, SeanThe HeapLiterary
Adkins, MaryPrivilegeComing of Age
Adler-Olsen, JussiVictim 2117A Department Q Mystery
Andrews, V. C.Out of the AtticDollanganger Saga
Armstrong, KelleyAlone in the WildThriller - a Rockton Novel
Barber, KathleenFollow MeThriller
Beyda, EmilyThe Body DoubleThriller
Bohjalian, Christopher A.The Red LotusFalling in love with a wounded former patient and accompanying him on a cycling trip to Vietnam, an emergency-room doctor uncovers a bizarre series of deceptions that culminate in her boyfriend’s unexplained disappearance.
Bowen, RhysAbove the Bay of AngelsMystery
Brennan, AllisonThe Third to DieThriller
Briggs, PatriciaSmoke BittenFantasy - a Mercy Thompson Novel
Brittney, LynnA Death in ChelseaA Mayfair 100 Mystery
Bunn, T. DavisTranquility FallsChristian Romance
Burns, AnnaLittle ConstructionsIn the small town of Tiptoe Floorboard, the Doe clan, a close-knit family of criminals and victims, has the run of the place, until one violent act leads to a day that just may change everything.
Cameron, W. H.CrossroadMystery
Card, MaisyThese Ghosts Are FamilyA man on his deathbed reveals that he stole another man’s identity decades earlier, traces the family’s history from colonial Jamaica to present-day Harlem and reconnects with the firstborn daughter he never knew.
Chang, AlexandraDays of DistractionA marginalized Silicon Valley staff writer moves with her boyfriend to a quiet upstate New York town where she confronts the challenges of their interracial relationship and the questions it raises about her heritage.
Childs, LauraLavender Blue MurderTea Shop Mysteries
Christie, MichaelGreenwoodA metaphorical tale tracing multiple generations of a once-wealthy family finds its members navigating secrets and crimes linked to the trees that have made and broken their fortunes.
Chute, CarolynThe Recipe for RevolutionAn incendiary revolutionary document written by a teen militia group leads to an insidious plot by a ruthless corporate CEO and a cult leader.
Coben, HarlanThe Boy from the WoodsThriller
Collins, Max AllanDo No HarmNathan Heller takes on the Sam Sheppard case, in which a young doctor, after being startled from sleep and discovering his wife brutally murdered, claims that a mysterious intruder killed his wife; but the evidence points to otherwise.
Cussler, CliveJourney of the PharaohsAction
Daugherty, ChristiRevolver RoadA Harper McClain Mystery
Davidson, HilaryDon't Look DownMystery
Deveraux, JudeA Forgotten MurderA Medlar Mystery
Dunnett, KaitlynA View to a KiltA Liss MacCrimmon Svottish Mystery
Eason, LynetteCollateral DamageA former military psychologist spends her days helping vets overcome PTSD--and her nights fighting her own nightmares. Now, on the run with a client who has already saved her life twice, she must uncover powerful secrets before they both end up dead.
Enright, AnneActressWhen her Irish-theater-legend mother succumbs to alcohol and instability, Norah draws on her experiences of surviving a crime and growing up in the wings of her mother’s career to rediscover herself as a wife, mother and writer.
Everhart, DonnaThe Moonshiner's DaughterHistorical
Feehan, ChristineLethal GameRomance
Finch, CharlesThe Last PassengerA Charles Lenox Mystery
Fink, JosephThe Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your HomeFantasy
Fox, CandiceGone by MidnightDistrustful of the police, Sara Farrow turns to Crimson Lake’s unlikeliest private investigators—disgraced cop Ted Conkaffey and convicted killer Amanda Pharrell—to help find her missing son.
Frantz, LauraAn Uncommon WomanChristian Historical
Freeman, BrianThief River FallsThriller
Gailey, SarahUpright Women WantedA near-future exploration of queer identity, written in the style of a pulp western, finds a woman stowing away to escape her arranged marriage to a man who was once engaged to the late best friend she secretly loved.
Gardiner, MegThe Dark Corners of the NightThriller
Graham, HeatherThe Final DeceptionRomantic Suspense
Graves, SarahDeath by Chocolate Frosted DoughnutA Death by Chocolate Mystery
Greaney, MarkOne Minute OutUncovering a human trafficking operation while in Croatia, Court Gentry follows its ringleader to Hollywood before encountering unexpected interference by his CIA handlers.
Hanover, SaraThe New Improved SorceressThe second book in this contemporary fantasy series returns to the life of Tessa Andrews as she balances the magical and mundane worlds.
Harris, CharlaineSmall Kingdoms & Other StoriesMystery
Hauck, RachelThe Fifth Avenue Story SocietyFrom the New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress comes a captivating new novel about the healing power of story, community, and love.
Healey, JaneThe Animals at Lockwood ManorHistorical - World War II
Hendricks, GreerYou Are Not AloneThriller
Karlsson, JonasThe CircusAn obsessive baker finds his quiet life upended when he goes to the circus with a childhood friend who disappears after volunteering to participate in a magician’s act.
Kent, KathleenThe BurnA Dallas detective struggles to adjust at work and home after a run-in with an apocalyptic cult while trying to track down crooked cops and the cult leader who had taken her hostage.
Kingman, PegThe Great UnknownHistorical
Kispert, PeterI Know You Know Who I AmShort stories explore deception and performance, the uneasiness of reconciling a queer identity with the wider world, and creates a sympathetic, often darkly humorous, portrait of characters searching for paths to intimacy.
Koontz, Dean R.DevotedA Jane Hawk thriller
Kramer, LarryThe American PeopleA writer and his two friends, one a doctor, the other a Nazi concentration camp survivor, track a terrible plague that grows and spreads as the government ignores it and set out to shock the nation’s conscious into action.
Larkwood, A. K.The Unspoken Name Destined to become a sacrifice on behalf of her superstitious people, Csorwe accepts a powerful mage’s alternate offer to become his bodyguard and spy to help him reclaim his power in the land from where he was exiled.
Lauren, ChristinaThe Honey-don't ListRomance
Leon, DonnaTrace ElementsA Comissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
Little, ElizabethPretty As a PictureMystery
Maas, Sarah J.House of Earth and BloodFantasy
MacNeal, Susan EliaThe King's JusticeA Maggie Hope Mystery
Mandel, Emily St. JohnThe Glass HotelThe award-winning author of Station Eleven presents a tale of crisis and survival in the hidden landscapes of homeless campgrounds, luxury hotels, private clubs and federal prisons, where a massive Ponzi scheme is tied to a woman’s disappearance at sea.
Mankell, HenningThe Rock BlasterThis is the author's first novel, originally published in 1973.
Mantel, HilaryThe Mirror & the LightHistorical - Renaissance
Margolin, PhillipA Reasonable DoubtA Robin Lockwood Mystery
Maxwell, AlyssaA Silent StabbingA Lady and Lady's Maid Mystery
May, PeterA Silent DeathA new suspense novel unites a strong, independent Spaniard with a socially inept Scotsman; a senseless vendetta with a sense-deprived victim; and a red-hot Costa Del Sol with an ice-cold killer.
McBride, JamesDeacon King KongIn the aftermath of a 1969 Brooklyn church deacon’s public shooting of a local drug dealer, the community’s African-American and Latinx witnesses find unexpected support from each other when they are targeted by violent mobsters.
Mcinnis, S. L.FramedDriving home from a dinner party after a disastrous revelation about her husband’s spending, Beth is enmeshed in a police case involving a mysterious blonde, a botched drug deal and a quadruple homicide.
Michaels, FernFearlessWomen
Monroe, MaryAcross the WayAfrican American - A Neighbors Novel
Montimore, MargaritaOona Out of OrderA young woman destined to wake up on her birthday to a random year in her life struggles through an out-of-order existence to reconcile her inner youth with the realities of shifting external identities, appearances and period norms.
Moore, GrahamThe HoldoutA woman is wrongly implicated in a murder one decade after convincing the members of a deadlocked jury to return a not-guilty verdict.
Murray, Andrew HunterThe Last DayIn a near-future world where a solar catastrophe has stopped the planet’s rotation, a scientist on a frostbitten rig uncovers a secret that the government will go to any length to keep hidden.
Nesbit, TarasheaBeheldThe best-selling author of The Wives of Los Alamos retraces the story of the Pilgrims from the perspectives of the rebel Billington family, whose disputes with Puritan neighbors under the influence of a newcomer escalate into Plymouth’s first murder.
Neubauer, Erica RuthMurder at the Mena HouseWell-heeled travelers from around the world flock to the Mena House Hotel—an exotic gem in the heart of Cairo where cocktails flow, adventure dispels the aftershocks of World War I and deadly dangers wait in the shadows.
Nguyen, Que Mai PhanThe Mountains SingYears after a family is forced by Vietnam’s Communist Land Reforms to abandon their farm, a granddaughter comes of age as her loved ones depart for the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
Nicholls, OwenLove, UnscriptedRomance
O'Connor, CarleneMurder in an Irish CottageAn Irish Village Mystery
Pataki, AllisonThe Queen's FortuneHistorical
Patterson, JamesTexas OutlawA Rory Yates thriller
Peterson, TracieSecrets of My HeartChristian Romance
Phillips, ArthurThe King at the Edge of the WorldA secret Muslim warrior from the height of England’s religious battles is sent to Scotland to uncover the true nature of James VI’s actual religious beliefs while an heirless Elizabeth I lies on her deathbed.
Popkey, MirandaTopics of ConversationLiterary
Quirk, MatthewHour of the AssassinThriller
Rader-Day, LoriThe Lucky OneThriller
Rankin, IanWestwindCrime. This is a stand-alone from 1990.
Raybourn, DeannaA Murderous RelationA Veronica Speedwell Mystery
Reichs, KathyA Conspiracy of BonesForensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan struggles to identify a faceless murder victim in possession of her cell number, a mystery that is entangled with a decade-old missing-child case.
Rollins, JamesThe Last OdysseyA Sigma Force thriller
Rosenberg, Joel C.The Jerusalem AssassinA Marcus Ryker thriller
Rosenfelt, DavidThe K TeamAnimals
Rosner, JenniferThe Yellow Bird SingsA mother who goes into hiding when Nazis begin arresting Jewish citizens in Poland considers an impossible choice while struggling to keep her 5-year-old daughter, a musical prodigy, from being overheard.
Ruff, Matt88 NamesA romantic cyberthriller set in a world of fluid identities follows the experiences of a paid guide to online role-playing games who comes to believe that an anonymous wealthy new client is actually a violent dictator.
Sayers, ConstanceA Witch in TimeSupernatural
Schaitkin, AlexisSaint XWhen a brief but fateful encounter brings her together with one of the men originally suspected of killing her sister, Claire, hoping to gain his trust and learn the truth, forms an unlikely attachment with this man whose life is forever marked by the same tragedy.
Seo, Mi-aeThe Only ChildThriller
Silver, JosieThe Two Lives of Lydia BirdA woman grieving the loss of her fiancé finds herself swapping back and forth between parallel lives, including one in which her first love has survived and another involving a new person who is asking her to move on.
Skelton, DouglasThunder BayWhen a suspected murderer returns to the island of Stoirm, reporter Rebecca Connolly smells a story and teams up with a local reporter to dig up the truth, which sets in motion a chain of violent events.
Smith, Michael FarrisBlackwoodIn this timeless, mythical tale of unforgiving justice and elusive grace, rural Mississippi townsfolk shoulder the pain of generations as something dangerous lurks in the enigmatic kudzu of the woods.
SolomonAlibi IslandUrban- an Illuminati Novel
Sosa, MiaThe Worst Best ManThe top wedding coordinator in Washington, D.C., Carolina Santos is offered an opportunity of a lifetime, but there is just one hitch—she has to collaborate with the best man from her own failed nuptials—and decides to dish out a little payback of her own until the unexpected happens.
Spencer-Fleming, JuliaHid from Our EyesA Clare Fergusson / Russ Van Alstyne Mystery
St. James, SimoneThe Sun Down MotelA young woman takes a night-clerk job at the same roadside motel from where her aunt went missing decades earlier before uncovering the work of a serial killer.
Steinhauer, OlenThe Last TouristThriller
Stratford, Sarah-JaneRed Letter DaysAfter being caught in the web of hysteria stemming from the hate-mongering Senator McCarthy, a female television writer leaves Hollywood for post-war London where she befriends other exiled Americans including a successful producer who hires blacklisted writers.
Sundin, SarahThe Land Beneath UsWhen an Army Ranger and a librarian are bound together by a marriage of convenience, neither suspects it might lead to love. Will D-day--and a foreboding dream--tear them apart?
Swanson, PeterEight Perfect MurdersYears after establishing a literary career through his compilation of the mystery genre’s most unsolvable classics, an unsuspecting bookseller is tapped by the FBI for help solving murders that eerily mimic the books on his list.
Taylor, BrandonReal LifeKeeping his head down at a lakeside Midwestern university where the culture is in sharp contrast to his Alabama upbringing, an introverted African-American biochem student endures unexpected encounters that bring his orientation and defenses into question.
Thayne, RaeAnneThe Sea Glass CottageRomance
Thomas, RussFirewatchingSouth Yorkshire Detective Sergeant and cold-case reviewer Adam Tyler teams up with ambitious fellow outsider, Muslim constable Amina Rabbani, to investigate a high-profile murder in which the main suspect is the victim’s son, Adam’s recent one-night stand.
Tobey, DannyThe God GameThriller
Villoso, K. S.The Wolf of Oren-yaroFantasy
Vollmann, William T.The Lucky StarLiterary
Ward, Amanda EyreThe JetsettersWomen
Ward, J. R.The SinnerParanormal Romance - a Black Dagger Brotherhood novel
Warren, Susan MayThe Way of the BraveChristian Romantic Suspense
Wegert, TessaDeath in the FamilyA Shan Merchant Mystery
Wolfe, PaulThe Lost Diary of MA reimagining of the life of Georgetown socialite Mary Pinchot Meyer traces her marriage to a CIA chief, presidential affair and LSD experiments before her baffling murder a year after JFK’s assassination.
Woods, StuartHit ListAction - A Stone Barrington Novel
Yuknavitch, LidiaVergeIn her first collection of short fiction, the award-winning author, and one of the most galvanizing voices in American fiction, presents a powerfully empathetic group portrait of the marginalized and outcast in moments of crisis.
Zigman, LauraSeparation AnxietyHumorous
January 2020
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Aboulela, LeilaBird SummonsLiterary
Abraham, Tola RotimiBlack SundayJoining a new church in 1996 Lagos in the face of impoverishing losses, twins Bibike and Riyike find their bond challenged by wrenching hardships, a father’s reckless choice and their respective views on independence.
Adiga, AravindAmnestyA young illegal immigrant in Sydney, Australia is forced to choose between risking deportation and reporting the murder of a female client.
Ahern, CeceliaPostscriptWomen - PS, I Love You series
Anappara, DeepaDjinn Patrol on the Purple LineA 9-year-old reality-television enthusiast in India uses crime-show approaches to investigate the disappearance of a classmate, before additional abductions shatter life in his sprawling city home.
Anstruther, EleanorA Perfect ExplanationFamily Life
Atakora, AfiaConjure WomenHistorical
Bailey, TessaLove Her or Lose HerRomance
Bannalec, Jean-LucThe Killing TideOn an island off the west coast of Brittany shrouded in superstition, Commissaire Dupin and his team follow a puzzling case that pushes them to their very limits.
Berry, SteveThe Warsaw ProtocolThriller - Cotton Malone series
Bonnaffons, AmyThe RegretsIn order to “cross over” to the afterlife, Thomas must complete a 90-day stint on earth during which he is forbidden to get involved with a member of the living until he falls in love with Rachel, setting in motion a series of strange, troubling consequences.
Box, C. J.Long RangeCrime - Joe Pickett series
Braffet, KellyThe UnwillingAn orphan girl raised alongside the heirs of Lord Elban in the great house beyond the wall discovers from a Magus that there is more to her story than she ever thought possible.
Bujold, Lois McMasterKnife ChildrenFantasy
Cain, AminaIndelicacyLiterary
Carr, RobynThe Country GuesthouseWomen - Sullivan's Crossing series
Chavez, HeatherNo Bad DeedAfter coming to the rescue of a woman left for dead, veterinarian Cassie Larkin becomes the target of a deadly stalker who knows too much about her own dark family history— and who could be linked to the recent disappearance of her husband.
Cherryh, C. J.ResurgenceScience Fiction - Foreigner series
Child, Lee and Slaughter, KarinCleaning the Gold:A Jack Reacher and Will Trent Short StoryMystery
Cogman, GenevieveThe Secret ChapterScience Fiction - Invisible Library series
Curtis, RyeKingdomtideLiterary
Dams, Jeanne M.Death in the Garden CityMystery - Dorothy Martin series
Dare, AbiThe Girl With the Louding VoiceAdunni, a 14-year-old Nigerian girl who longs for an education, must find a way for her voice to be heard loud and clear in a world where she and other girls like her are taught to believe, through words and deeds, that they are nothing.
Elden, RoxannaAdequate Yearly ProgressWomen
Engberg, KatrineThe TenantCrime
Erdrich, LouiseThe Night WatchmanLiterary
Estep, JenniferCrush the KingFantasy - Crown of Shards series
Fellowes, JessicaThe Mitford ScandalMystery
Finder, JosephHouse on FireEagerly accepting a job investigating whistleblower claims about the manufacturer of an opioid that contributed to an army buddy’s death, Nick Heller uncovers dangerous secrets implicating a powerful family.
Fisher, TarrynThe WivesThriller
Fluke, JoanneCoconut Layer Cake MurderMystery - Hannah Swensen series
Fowler, Therese AnneA Good NeighborhoodThe single mother of a mixed-race college student and a thriving business owner with a troubled daughter clash over a historic oak tree on their property line and the blossoming romance between their children.
Fuller, KathleenThe Innkeeper's BrideAmish - Amish Brides of Birch Creek series
Gardner, LisaWhen You See MeThriller
Goodkind, TerryHeart of Black IceFantasy - Sisters of Darkness: the Nicci Chronicles series
Grant, AndrewToo Close to HomeThriller - Paul McGrath series
Greenwell, GarthCleannessIn Sofia, Bulgaria—a landlocked city in Southern Europe—an American teacher grapples with the intimate encounters that have marked his years abroad as he prepares to leave the place he’s come to call home.
Hannah, SophiePerfect Little ChildrenThriller
Hauty, ChrisDeep StateThriller
Hood, JoshuaRobert Ludlum's the Treadstone ResurrectionThriller - Jason Bourne series
Howard, LindaAfter SundownRomantic Suspense
Huie, M.SpitfireHired by the notorious Ian Fleming to find the World War II traitor behind the execution of the man she loved, former spy Livy Nash finds the case complicated by shifting alliances and new intelligence strategies.
Hulse, S. M.Eden MineAfter the state seizes through eminent domain the home near Den Mine that she and her brother, Samuel, inherited, she is packing up her things when a tragedy rocks the town—and the lives of those she loves.
Hurston, Zora NealeHitting a Straight Lick With a Crooked StickFeaturing eight lesser-known stories, a collection of Harlem Renaissance tales by the revered folklorist and author explores subjects ranging from class and migration to racism and sexism.
Jackson, LisaLast Girl StandingThriller
Jemisin, N. K.The City We BecameFive New Yorkers must come together in order to defend their city from an ancient evil in the new novel by Hugo Award-winning and bestselling author.
Jen, GishThe ResistersEnduring life on the margins in a near-future world ruthlessly divided between the employed and unemployed, a once-professional couple give birth to an athletically gifted child, whose attention by the government compels her mother to challenge society’s foundations.
Jenkins, BeverlyOn the Corner of Hope and MainAfrican American - a Blessings novel
Kellerman, JonathanThe Museum of DesireThriller - an Alex Delaware novel
Kelly, JuliaThe Whispers of WarHistorical
King, LilyWriters & LoversA novel of art, love, and ambition from Lily King, the New York Times bestselling author of Euphoria.
Kleypas, LisaChasing CassandraRomance - Ravenels series
Layne, LaurenMarriage on Madison AvenueFriendship - Central Park Pact series
Mallery, SusanSisters by ChoiceWomen - Blackberry Island series
McCann, ColumApeirogonTwo fathers, a Palestinian and an Israeli, navigate the physical and emotional checkpoints of their conflicted world before devastating losses compel them to work together to use their grief as a weapon for peace.
McMillan, TerryIt's Not All Downhill from HereWomen
Miller, Linda LaelCountry StrongRomance - Painted Pony Creek series
Mullen, CaitlinPlease See UsNoir
Nguyen, KevinNew WavesHumorous
Offill, JennyWeatherHired by her famous podcaster mentor to answer letters from increasingly polarized fans, a librarian who has acquired her education from a lifetime spent reading struggles between the limits of her knowledge and growing crises in the outside world.
Onyebuchi, TochiRiot BabyThe author of the award-winning young-adult novel Beasts Made of Night tackles youth, race and the carceral state in his adult-science-fiction debut.
Patterson, JamesBlindsideMystery - Michael Bennett series
Patterson, JamesLostThriller - Tom Moon series
Penman, Sharon KayThe Land Beyond the SeaHistorical
Peterson, TracieForever HiddenChristian - Treasures of Nome series
Petrie, NickThe Wild OneThriller - Peter Ash series
Phillips, C. N.Carl Weber's Kingpins HarlemUrban
Pinter, JasonHide AwayThriller- Rachel Marin series
Polek, NicoletteImaginary Museums: StoriesShort Stories
Pooley, ClareThe Authenticity ProjectWhen Julian Jessup, an eccentric, lonely artist who believes that most people aren’t really honest with each other, writes the truth about his own life in a green journal and leaves it behind, others start writing in their own truth, which leads to unexpected friendship and love.
Porter, ChanaThe SeepLiving in a utopian world shaped by alien invaders who make any dream possible, a 50-year-old trans woman is devastated by the end of her marriage before an unexpected quest pits her against the aliens’ most avid supporters.
Preston, DouglasCrooked RiverMystery - Agent Pendergast series
Rice, LuanneLast DayThriller
Robb, J. D.Golden in DeathMystery
Robinson, PeterMany Rivers to CrossThriller - Inspector Banks series
Salvatore, R. A.Song of the Risen GodFantasy
Sayles, JohnYellow EarthRich layers of shale oil are discovered under Yellow Earth, North Dakota and the neighboring Three Nations Indian reservation. All hell breaks loose.
Schaffhausen, JoannaAll the Best LiesMystery - Ellery Hathaway series
Serle, RebeccaIn Five YearsWomen
Sigurdardottir, YrsaThe AbsolutionDetective Huldar and a child psychologist investigate an Icelandic serial killer who is posting the last moments of his numbered, teenage victims on social media.
SolomonThe Purple DonUrban - An Illuminati Novel
St. John, MadeleineThe Women in BlackWomen
Stabenow, DanaNo Fixed LineMystery - Kate Shugak series
Steel, DanielleThe Numbers GameWomen
Stuart, DouglasShuggie BainA young boy growing up in a rundown 1980s Glasgow public housing facility pursues some semblance of a normal life as his older siblings move on and his mother increasingly succumbs to alcoholism.
Swinson, KikiProperty of the StateUrban - Black Market seriesd
Todd, CharlesA Divided LoyaltyMystery - Inspector Ian Rutledge series
Trentham, LauraAn Everyday HeroWomen - Heart of a Hero series
Tudor, C. J.The Other PeopleThriller
Valerie, JulieHolly Banks Full of AngstWomen
Van Meter, CrissyCreaturesA bride explores the complexities of love, abandonment and forgiveness when her California wedding is upended by a trapped whale carcass, the groom’s disappearance at sea and the unexpected return of her long-absent mother.
Vidich, PaulThe Coldest WarriorWhen the release of the Rockefeller Commission report implicates the CIA in the death of a bioweapons scientist decades earlier, agent Jack Gabriel confronts a life-threatening cover-up at the highest levels of government.
Vyleta, DanSootFantasy - sequel to Smoke
Warren, Tiffany L.All the Things I Should Have KnownAfrican American
Weber, CarlThe Family Business 5Urban
West, KathleenMinor Dramas & Other CatastrophesTargeted by privileged families for her progressive educational approaches, a beloved teacher discovers unexpected common ground with a meddling parent whose inadvertent encounter with a drama student has had dangerous consequences for her family.
White, ChristianThe Wife and the WidowThriller
White, Randy WayneSalt RiverCrime - Doc Ford series
Williams, BeatrizAll the Ways We Said Goodbye: A Novel of the Ritz ParisWomen
Yoon, PaulRun Me to EarthThree children orphaned in 1960s Laos meet a dedicated doctor who enlists them as motorcycle couriers in his effort to rescue civilians and find medical supplies.
December 2019
AuthorTitleLibrarian's Picks
Airth, RennieThe Decent Inn of DeathMystery
Alexander, TashaIn the Shadow of VesuviusMystery
Angelo, MeganFollowersA story of two ambitious friends, the dark choices they make and the profound moment that changes the meaning of privacy forever.
Appelfeld, AharonTo the Edge of SorrowA group of brave Jewish partisans escapes from a ghetto and establishes a hiding place in the Ukrainian forest to survive World War II, sabotage German forces and rescue Jewish prisoners from trains heading toward concentration camps.
Beams, ClareThe Illness LessonDebut novel set at an all-girl school in 19th century Massachusetts probes the timeless question: who gets to control a woman's body and why.
Benedict, MarieLady ClementineA historical tale inspired by the life of Clementine Churchill traces her unflinching role in protecting the life and wartime agendas of her husband, Winston Churchill.
Black, BenjaminThe Secret GuestsHistorical
Bollen, ChristopherA Beautiful CrimeLiterary
Brown, KarmaRecipe for a Perfect WifeWomen
Bump, GabrielEverywhere You Don't BelongA darkly funny and heartfelt debut novel about what it means to grow up young and black on the south side of Chicago when it feels like your choices are slim to none.
Burdick, SerenaThe Girls With No NamesHistorical
Chamberlain, DianeBig Lies in a Small TownWomen
Charyn, JeromeCesareA spy navigates the labyrinthine horrors of Nazi Germany, on a mission to save the woman he loves.
Chen, MikeA Beginning at the EndFour survivors try to rebuild their personal lives six years after a global pandemic brings about a literal apocalypse.
Clayborn, KateLove LetteringWomen
Colfer, EoinHighfireFantasy
Comensal, JorgeThe MutationsLiterary
Connolly, SheilaFatal RootsMystery
Coulson, ChristineMetropolitan StoriesIn a novel, a writer who worked at the Metropolitan Museum for more than 25 years takes readers into the inner sanctum of the museum, which is home to a staff of 2,200 people along with a few ghosts.
Coyle, CleoBrewed AwakeningMystery
Creel, Ann HowardMercy RoadHistorical
Cummins, JeanineAmerican DirtSelling two favorite books to an unexpectedly erudite drug-cartel boss, a bookstore manager is forced to flee Mexico in the wake of her journalist husband’s tell-all profile and finds her family among thousands of migrants seeking hope in America.
Curtis, RosieWe Met in DecemberRomance
Dallas, SandraWestering WomenHistorical
Day, SylviaThe ArrangementRomance
Delany, VickiThere's a Murder AfootMystery
Dicks, MatthewTwenty-One Truths About LoveFamily Life
Dorsey, TimNaked Came the Florida ManEnjoying a cemetery road trip with his brother, Serge A. Storms investigates an urban myth about a boogeyman that haunts an old sugar field before uncovering possible links between the story and the Naked Florida Killer.
Doshi, TishaniSmall Days and NightsLiterary
Dovalpage, TeresaQueen of BonesMystery
Drake, TempleNVKThriller
Dundas, ChadThe BlazeOne man knows the connection between two extraordinary acts of arson, 15 years apart, in his Montana hometown—if only he could remember it.
Edwards, K. D.The Hanged ManFantasy
Eggers, DaveThe Captain and the GlorySatire
Eldridge, ToriThe Ninja DaughterKill Bill meets the Joy Luck Club in The Ninja Daughter, an edge-of-your-seat debut novel about Lily Wong, a modern-day female ninja, dedicated to rescuing women from abusive relationships while trying to hide the truth about her real life from her overprotective family.
Elgar, EmilyGrace Is GoneThriller
Ellison, J. T.Good Girls LieThriller
Elon, EmunaHouse on Endless WatersA writer embarks on a transformative journey in Amsterdam, where he discovers the shocking truth about his mother’s wartime experience—unearthing a remarkable story that becomes the subject of his magnum opus.
Fleischmann, RaymondHow Quickly She DisappearsThriller
Flint, EricCouncil of FireFantasy
Gaitskill, MaryThis Is PleasureLiterary
Gala, MarcialThe Black CathedralAfter the Stuart family moves to Cienfuegos, Cuba, Arturo Stuart—a charismatic, visionary preacher—discovers soon after arriving that God has given him a mission: to build a temple that surpasses any before seen in Cuba, and to make of Cienfuegos a new Jerusalem.
Geddes, LukeHeart of JunkEccentric merchants at a Kansas antiques mall fervently prepare for a visit by their favorite television reality stars, only to become implicated in the kidnapping of a toddler beauty-pageant princess.
Gibson, WilliamAgencyScience Fiction
Goldberg, LeeLost HillsMystery
Goodwin, Bobi GentryRevelationAfrican-American
Gratton, TessaLady HotspurA gender-swapped fantasy homage to Shakespeare's Henry IV is set in the world of Gratton's The Queens of Innis Lear and finds the three daughters of Aremoria waging battle over the fate of the kingdom.
Greeley, MollyThe Clergyman's WifeHistorical
Grippando, JamesThe Big LieThriller
Hambly, BarbaraLady of PerditionMystery
Hargrave, Kiran MillwoodThe MerciesInspired by the real events of the Vardø storm and the 1621 witch trials, this is a story of love, evil, and obsession, set at the edge of civilization.
Harris, CharlaineA Longer FallFantasy
Harrison, CoraWinter of DespairIn November of 1853, when one of his brother Charley’s artist friends is found brutally murdered, Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens set out to uncover the truth—especially when Charley falls under suspicion.
Hoover, ColleenRegretting YouWomen
Huber, Anna LeePenny for Your SecretsA former Secret Service agent investigates two murders in post-World War I England: the first of a friend’s husband and the other the sister of a colleague in this latest Verity Kent Mystery.
Hurwitz, GreggInto the FireThriller
Hyde, Catherine RyanStayComing of Age
Ide, JoeHi FiveGenius private investigator Isaiah Quintabe’s efforts to build a quiet life with Grace are challenged by unexpected new threats.
Jennings, ReginaThe Major's DaughterChristian Historical
Jimenez, SimonThe Vanished BirdsAn out-of-time space traveler who only aged months while decades passed back home navigates the loss of everyone she knew before finding new purpose caring for a mysterious broken child who communicates through a wooden flute.
Jin, MengLittle GodsA new novel explores the complex web of grief, memory, time, physics, history and selfhood in the immigrant experience, and the complicated bond between daughters and mothers. 
Johansen, IrisHindsightMystery
Jones, TanenThe Better LiarDesperate to safeguard a much-needed inheritance that is dependent on the legacy of a long-estranged runaway sibling, Leslie orchestrates a reckless bargain with an imposter who hides her own dangerous secrets.
Kavenna, JoannaZedIn an identity-challenged world dominated by a global media and tech corporation that anticipates every human need, a murder-by-robot case reveals either a deadly human error or the work of a paradigm-changing hacker.
Kepler, LarsThe Rabbit HunterThriller
Kidd, JessThings in JarsA Gothic mystery that collapses the boundary between fact and fairy tale and explores what it means to be human in inhumane times.
Klassen, JulieThe Bridge to Belle IslandChristian Historical
Kling, Marc-UweQualitylandA U.S. release of an international best-seller imagines a country where a universal ranking system determines its citizens' statuses, careers and romantic partners, where a machine scrapper becomes the unwitting leader of a band of misfit robots.
Kozloff, SarahA Queen in HidingFantasy
Krentz, Jayne AnnThe VanishingDecades after a mysterious explosion causes the members of their community to develop strange otherworldly symptoms, local investigator Cat teams up with an enigmatic scientist to stop a killer who may be behind a partner’s disappearance.
Krivak, AndrewThe BearA fable of Earth’s last two human inhabitants, and a girl’s journey home.
Kubica, MaryThe Other Mrs.Thriller
Lackey, MercedesThe Case of the Spellbound ChildFantasy
Littlejohn, EmilyShatter the NightMystery
Luna, LouisaThe JanesMystery
Lunde, MajaThe End of the OceanExplores the threat of a devastating worldwide drought, witnessed through the lives of a father, a daughter and a woman who will risk her life to save the future.
Macdonald, Andrew DavidWhen We Were VikingsWhen 21-year-old Viking enthusiast Zelda finds out that her older brother, Gert, has resorted to some questionable—and dangerous—methods to make enough money to keep them afloat, Zelda decides to launch her own quest.
Maclaughlin, NinaWake, SirenA feminist retelling of Ovid’s Metamorphoses is told through the textured voices of its seductresses, she-monsters, nymphs and demi-goddesses, who convey key events from the perspectives of love, loss, rape and revenge.
MacRae, MollyThistles and ThievesMystery
Mann, DonHunt the LeopardMilitary Thriller
Marwood, AlexThe Poison GardenThriller
McEwan, IanThe CockroachPolitical
Melinek, Judy, M.d.First CutMystery
Montgomery, JessThe HollowsHistorical Mystery
Moore, LizLong Bright RiverA policewoman races to find her missing sister, a homeless addict, amid a vicious killing spree in a Philadelphia neighborhood, in a story that alternates between the investigation and memories of their shared childhood.
Mosley, WalterTrouble Is What I DoMystery
Napolitano, AnnDear EdwardA 12-year-old lone survivor of a plane crash investigates the stories of his less-fortunate fellow passengers before making a profound discovery about his life purpose in the face of transcendent losses.
Nellums, ElizaAll That's Bright and GoneMystery
Nickson, ChrisThe Hocus GirlHistorical Mystery
Older, Daniel JoséThe Book of Lost SaintsVisited by an ancestral spirit who would have him unearth family secrets from the Cuban Revolution, a young Cuban-American embarks on an investigation marked by ghostly helpers, a new love, a murderous gangster and changes in his sense of identity.
Paralkar, VikramNight TheaterAn anti-establishment doctor in a village clinic is approached by the ghosts of a murdered family, who offer him redemption if he can mend their wounds using otherworldly skills over the course of one transformative night.
Parry, AmbroseThe Art of DyingIn 1850 Edinburgh, a whispering campaign seeks to blame Dr. James Simpson for the death of a patient in suspicious circumstances, and Simpson’s protégé Will Raven and former housemaid Sarah Fisher are determined to clear their patron’s name.
Patrick, ReneeScript for ScandalHistorical Mystery
Patterson, JamesThe River MurdersThriller
Perry, ThomasA Small TownThriller
Pinborough, SarahDead to HerPsychological Thriller
Pittman, RayneshaCarl Weber's Kingpins MemphisUrban
Polk, C. L.StormsongFantasy
Pulley, NatashaThe Lost Future of PepperharrowHistorical Fantasy
Quartey, KweiThe Missing AmericanTurning private detective when her ambition to be a police officer is dashed, Emma Djan teams up with a first client to search for a man whose disappearance is linked to the email scams and fetish priests of Ghana.
Quincy, D. M.Murder at the OperaMystery
Rainsford, SueFollow Me to GroundA novel about an otherworldly young woman, her father and her lover culminates in a shocking moment of betrayal—one that upends our understanding of power, predation and agency.
Rose, M. J.Cartier's HopeDetermined to make her mark in Gilded Age New York, a woman journalist investigates rumors and curses swirling around Pierre Cartier’s recently acquired Hope Diamond, before attracting the attention of the blackmailer behind her father’s death.
Rowland, Laura JohThe Woman in the VeilMystery
Shemilt, JaneThe PlaygroundThriller
Simon, CleaAn Incantation of CatsMystery
Singh, NaliniA Madness of SunshineThriller
Spindler, EricaThe Look-alikeThriller
Steadman, CatherineMr. NobodyTreating a man found on the beach with no memory of his identity, a neuropsychologist who would hide her own past is confronted by her patient’s mysterious knowledge of her secrets.
Steel, DanielleMoral CompassWomen
Taylor, BradHunter KillerMilitary Thriller
Thomas, ScarlettOligarchyArriving at her English boarding school, the daughter of a Russian oligarch is enmeshed in her classmates’ thin-obsessed world of pecking orders, eating disorders and online drama, before a friend goes missing amid rumors of a dormitory ghost.
Thynne, JaneThe Words I Never WroteHistorical
UntamedNever Again, No MoreUrban
Williams, BeatrizThe Wicked RedheadWomen
Woods, RitaRemembranceAfrican-American Historical
Woods, StuartTreasonAction
Wright, StephenProcessed CheeseWhen a bag of cash literally falls out of the sky and into the path of Graveyard, who is desperate for money, he and his wife embark on the adventure of their lives while the owner of the bag will do whatever it takes to get it back.
Yu, CharlesInterior ChinatownA stereotyped character actor stumbles into the spotlight before uncovering surprising links between his family and the secret history of Chinatown.
Zapata, MichaelThe Lost Book of Adana MoreauHispanic & Latino
November 2019
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Akers, ZackLimetownMystery
Alexander, Poppy25 Days 'Til ChristmasRomance
Allende, IsabelA Long Petal of the SeaLiterary
Antoinette, AshleyButterfly“Run away from the boy that gives you butterflies, he's going to break your heart.” Morgan Atkins had been told that phrase ever since she was a little girl and still she allowed herself to fall for the boy that made her heart flutter. 
Arlen, TessaPoppy Redfern and the Midnight MurdersMystery
Arnopp, JasonGhosterHorror
Atkins, AceRobert B. Parker's Angel EyesMystery
Baldacci, DavidA Minute to MidnightThriller
Balogh, MarySomeone to RememberRomance
Beaton, M. C.Beating About the BushMystery
Bivald, KatarinaWelcome to the Pine Away Motel and CabinsFrom New York Times bestselling author Katarina Bivald comes a tale of a ramshackle roadside motel: a story of love, friendship, community, and the art of living, even when it's already too late.
Blackstock, TerriSmoke ScreenChristian Suspense
Blanchard, AliceTrace of EvilMystery
Bolender, MirahThe Monstrous CitadelFantasy
Boroson, M. H.The Girl With No FaceFantasy
Bradby, TomSecret ServiceThe best-selling author of Blood Money presents a headline-inspired thriller that follows a senior MI6 agent’s race to unmask a Russian mole in the U.K. government while proving the innocence of her team in a young woman’s murder.
Brody, FrancesThe Body on the TrainMystery
Brown, Rita MaeScarlet FeverMystery
Bruen, KenGalway GirlFrom “the Godfather of the modern Irish crime novel” (Irish Independent), the latest installment in Bruen’s addictive series finds ex-cop turned private eye Jack Taylor on the hunt for a psychotic assassin who has been killing Galway police officers, one by one.
Bunn, T. DavisUnscriptedChristian Suspense
Butland, StephanieThe Curious Heart of Ailsa RaeWomen
Callender, KacenQueen of the ConqueredAn ambitious young woman with the power to control minds seeks vengeance against the royals who murdered her family, in a Caribbean-inspired fantasy world embattled by colonial oppression.
Cameron, MarcTom Clancy Code of HonorThriller
Casey, ElizaLady Takes the CaseMystery
Clare, AlysCity of PearlMystery
Clipston, AmyThe Bake ShopAmish and Mennonite
Colvin, JeffreyAfricavilleHistorical
Cook, RobinGenesisThriller
Cornwell, BernardSword of KingsHistorical
Crichton, MichaelThe Andromeda EvolutionA 50th-anniversary sequel to The Andromeda Strain finds a Brazilian drone detecting a bizarre anomaly in the middle of the jungle with the same chemical signature of the microparticle that nearly ended all life on Earth.
Crummey, MichaelThe InnocentsTwo orphans forage for survival on an isolated Newfoundland cove during years marked by storms and ravaging illness, before the mystery of their nature tests the limits of their bond.
Doore, K. A.The Impossible ContractThe second book in K. A. Doore's high fantasy adventure series the Chronicles of Ghadid, where a determined assassin travels to the heart of the Empire in pursuit of a powerful mark
Ellicott, JessicaMurder Cuts the MustardMystery
Ellison, J. T.Good Girls LieThriller
Eskens, AllenNothing More DangerousA high school boy growing up in the Ozark hills rethinks his understanding of the world, race and class when he befriends a black family that moves in across the street.
Estelman, Loren D.When Old Midnight Comes AlongHired to prove the death of an influential politician’s missing wife, Amos Walker is embroiled in a case involving questions about the woman’s disappearance, the death of an investigating officer and his client’s upcoming nuptials.
Evaristo, BernardineGirl, Woman, OtherFrom one of Britain’s most celebrated writers of color, a portrayal of the intersections of identity among an interconnected group of Black British women. Booker Prize co-winner.
Feret-Fleury, ChristineThe Girl Who Reads on the MetroWomen
Fernandez, NonaSpace InvadersA dreamlike evocation of a generation that grew up in the shadow of a dictatorship in 1980s Chile. Longlisted for the National Book Award for Translated Literature.
Fletcher, JessicaA Time for MurderMystery
Fowler, ChristopherThe Lonely HourTangled in a cat-and-mouse hunt with a killer who has been performing ritual murders at 4 A.M., Bryant and May explore technological and academic leads that are bizarrely connected by arson, kidnapping and blackmail.
Francis, FelixGuilty Not GuiltyThriller
Furst, AlanUnder OccupationThriller
Gray, Shelley ShepardAn Amish Second ChristmasFor the Amish, the day after Christmas is for family, feasting, and exchanging simple gifts. And for three different couples, it will bring another precious chance for love.
Griffiths, EllyNow You See ThemDetective Edgar Stephens is enmeshed in an investigation involving a string of kidnappings that have pitted his wife, Emma, against a police force rival, while an increasingly famous Max Mephisto embarks on a search of his own.
Gritton, J. P.WyomingA newly divorced former construction worker reluctantly accepts a drug delivery job to make ends meet before confronting painful resentments that make him question if a life without self-acceptance is worth living.
Harris, RobertThe Second SleepArriving in a remote mid-15th-century Exmoor village, a young priest discovers his late predecessor’s possibly fatal obsession with the ancient coins, glass and human bones strewn throughout the region.
Hayes-McCoy, FelicityThe Mistletoe MatchmakerWomen
Hess, AnnetteThe German HouseHistorical
Higashino, KeigoThe Miracles of the Namiya General StoreMagical Realism
Islington, JamesThe Light of All That FallsFantasy
James, StevenSynapseThirty years in the future, when AI is so advanced that humans live side by side with cognizant robots called Artificials, Kestrel Hathaway must come to terms not just with what machines know, but with what they believe.
Kanon, JosephThe AccompliceThriller
Kantra, VirginiaMeg and JoWhen their mother falls ill, the March sisters—reliable Meg, independent Jo, stylish Amy and shy Beth, return home to North Carolina for the holidays where they’ll rediscover what really matters.
Keneally, ThomasThe Book of Science and AntiquitiesLiterary
Laurie, VictoriaCoached to DeathMystery
Lindsay, Jeffry P.Just Watch MeTargeting a crown jewel collection that is protected by airtight security, a Robin Hood-type master thief finds his efforts complicated by an equally skilled nemesis cop and an expert forger with dubious loyalties.
Maberry, JonathanRageThriller
Martin, AlexaBlitzedRomance
McCall Smith, AlexanderThe Peppermint Tea ChroniclesFamily Life
McClellan, BrianBlood of EmpireAs the final battle approaches, a sellsword, a spy and a general must find unlikely and dangerous allies in order to turn the tides of war.
McDermid, ValHow the Dead SpeakWhen skeletal remains are found on the site of an orphanage renovation, imprisoned psychological profiler Tony Hill painfully reunites with ex-DCI Carol Jordan to investigate the discovery of a victim who is believed to be behind bars.
McGuire, SeananCome Tumbling DownFantasy
Meier, LeslieInvitation Only MurderMystery
Miller, ZoeThe VisitorThriller
Mizushima, MargaretTracking GameMystery
Moniz, TomasBig FamiliaFollows Juan Gutiérrez, a self-employed single father, as he navigates a tumultuous year of inescapable change.
Moody, DavidChokeholdDystopian
Morais, MatheaThere You AreA wise novel of love, loss, and the power of community, backed by a phenomenal soundtrack of hip hop, soul, and jazz.
Munier, PaulaBlind SearchFormer MP Mercy Carr and her retired bomb-sniffing dog investigates a murder to which the only witness is a 10-year-old boy on the autism spectrum.
Neill, ChloeWicked HourFantasy
Noble, ShelleyTell Me No LiesMystery
North, ClaireThe Pursuit of William AbbeyThriller
Oakley, ColleenYou Were There TooA woman must choose between the man she loves and the man fate has chosen for her, in a novel that reminds us that the best life is one led by the heart.
Olafsson, OlafThe SacramentLiterary
Onetti, Juan CarlosA Dream Come TrueThe complete stories of Juan Carlos Onetti, presenting his existentialist, complex, and ironic style over the course of his writing career.
Palmer, DexterMary Toft, Or, the Rabbit QueenA novel based on true events depicts a young woman who baffles the medical community of early 18th-century England when she begins giving birth to dead rabbits.
Parris, S. J.TreacheryHistorical
Patterson, JamesCriss CrossMystery
Peterson, TracieServing Up LoveChristian Romance
Poyer, DavidOverthrowSea Stories
Pressfield, Steven36 Righteous MenTwo New York homicide detectives make an apocalyptic discovery before racing to prevent the murder of a last surviving guardian who would protect the world from destruction.
Rajaniemi, HannuThe New Voices of Science FictionScience Fiction
Reid, KileySuch a Fun AgeA story about race and privilege is centered around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both.
Rosenstiel, TomOppoThriller
Russell, Kate ElizabethMy Dark VanessaExplores the psychological dynamics of the relationship between a precocious yet naïve teenage girl and her magnetic and manipulative teacher.
Ryan, W. C.A House of GhostsShortlisted for the Irish Book Award, a classic cozy big-house mystery is haunted by the specters of World War I.
Saunders, KateLaetitia Rodd and the Case of the Wandering ScholarMystery
Scott, CarolineThe Poppy WifeHired by other families looking for MIA soldiers, a grieving man searches for his own missing brother along the Western Front, where he photographs soldier graves while making life-changing discoveries.
Sexton, Margaret WilkersonThe RevisionersExplores the impact of racism and interracial relationships between women through the story of an early 20th-century farmer and her unemployed single mother descendant.
Shalvis, JillAlmost Just FriendsWomen
Shelton, PaigeThin IceMystery
Shem, SamuelMan's 4th Best HospitalThe satirical sequel to the bestselling and acclaimed The House of God explores how the health-care industry, and especially doctors, have evolved over the past thirty years.
Shepard, SaraReputationTold in multiple points of view, a story of intrigue, sabotage and secrets follows a tight-knit college community as it is rocked to its core when a hacker dumps 40,000 people’s emails onto an easily searchable database, which results in murder.
Simpson, RosemaryDeath Brings a ShadowMystery
Solomon, BurtThe Attempted Muder of Teddy RooseveltMystery
Soule, CharlesAnyoneScience Fiction
Steel, DanielleSpyHistorical
Suri, TashaRealm of AshArwa and a disgraced prince must walk the path of their shared past to find the cause of the Empire’s suffering but what they find makes them wonder if the Empire is worth saving at all.
Taylor, PatrickAn Irish Country FamilyMedical
Thayne, RaeAnneComing Home for ChristmasRomance
Thomas, SherryThe Art of TheftWhen Mrs. Watson resolves to uncover long-kept secrets on behalf of a friend, Charlotte Holmes infiltrates a glamorous Yuletide ball to prevent the sale of a priceless work of art.
Thompson, VictoriaCity of ScoundrelsMystery
Turner, Nancy E.Light Changes EverythingHistorical
Vandermeer, JeffDead AstronautsLives human and otherwise, from a demon-haunted homeless woman to a messianic blue fox, converge in terrifying and miraculous ways in a nameless city that is overshadowed by a brutally powerful company.
Wagers, K. B.Down Among the DeadScience Fiction
Weinberg, KateThe TruantsA debut novel of literary suspense perfect for lovers of Agatha Christie and The Secret History.
Williams, NiallThis Is HappinessA young Irish man’s first experiences of falling in and out of love are shaped by the arrival of electricity in his small western seaboard village, an enigmatic woman and a mysterious drought.
Wilson, SusanThe Dog I LovedAnimals
Winters, RachelWould Like to MeetOrdered by her film agency to acquire a romantic-comedy screenplay by a jaded writer, Evie relies on the assistance of her friends during a haphazard summer spent trying to prove that true love is real.
October 2019
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Abercrombie, JoeA Little HatredA battlefield hero, a ruthless socialite and a woman with the ability to glimpse into the future find their world and prospects transformed by escalating tensions among the disparate supporters of magic and machine development.
Aciman, AndreFind MeThe author of the worldwide best-seller Call Me by Your Name revisits that novel’s complex and beguiling characters decades after their first meeting.
Adams, John JosephThe Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019Science Fiction
Adams, Lyssa KayThe Bromance Book ClubRomance
Alharthi, JokhaCelestial BodiesA tense novel tells of Oman’s coming-of-age through the prism of one family’s losses and loves. Winner of the Man Booker International Prize.
Andrews, DonnaOwl Be Home for ChristmasMystery
Attenberg, JamiAll This Could Be YoursFrom a critically acclaimed New York Times best-selling author of The Middlesteins comes a novel of family secrets revealed in the heat of a New Orleans summer.
Ball, JesseThe Divers' GameThe award-winning author of Census depicts an unsettlingly familiar society that has renounced equality, where state-sanctioned abuses shape the final moments of a woman’s life against a backdrop of two violent festivals.
Barker, R. J.The Bone ShipsFantasy
Barry, KevinNight Boat to TangierTwo Irish drug-smuggling partners reevaluate a career marked by violence, betrayal and exile during a nocturnal vigil in a sketchy Spanish ferry terminal where one of them would reconnect with an estranged daughter.
Belden, EmilyHusband MaterialRomance
Berg, ElizabethThe Confession ClubLiterary
Bernhard, EmiliaThe Books of the DeadMystery
Berry, ConnieA Legacy of MurderMystery
Black, LisaLet Justice DescendThriller
Black, SaulAnything for YouThriller
Borgo, Karina SainzIt Would Be Night in CaracasA woman tests the limits of what she is willing to do to secure her future in turbulent modern Venezuela overrun by violent revolutionaries.
Brackston, PaulaSecrets of the Chocolate HouseHistorical
Cambron, KristyThe Painted Castle Christian
Camden, ElizabethThe Spice KingTasked with gaining access to the private Delacroix plant collection, Smithsonian botanist Annabelle Larkin unwittingly steps into a web of dangerous political intrigue and will ultimately choose between her heart and national loyalty.
Cameron, StellaTrap LaneMystery
Cameron, W. BruceA Dog's PromiseFamily Life
Campbell, KarenThe Sound of the Hours In September 1943, when the German and Italian fascist occupation of the Tuscan town of Barga is challenged by the arrival of the U.S. Army, a 17-year-old Scottish-Italian girl falls for a young, black Buffalo soldier and wonders if their love can defy the times and troubles that brought them together.
Carl, JoannaThe Chocolate Shark ShenanigansMystery
Carr, Brian AllenOpioid, IndianaA recently orphaned teen in rural Indiana finds himself suspended from school and searching for both a job and his drug-addled uncle, now his legal guardian, to get the rent paid in five days.
Cha, StephYour House Will PayTwo teenagers in Los Angeles, one Korean-American and the other African-American, deal with the ripple effects of a shooting from decades ago after a new incident brings their families’ painful memories hurtling back.
Christopher, Andie J.Not the Girl You MarryRomance
Clark, CassandraMurder at Whitby AbbeyMystery
Clinch, JonMarleyFrom the acclaimed author of Finn comes a reimagining of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol, with a moving exploration of the twisted relationship between Ebenezer Scrooge and Jacob Marley.
Cockram, JaneThe House of BridesWomen
Colgan, JennyChristmas at Rosie Hopkins' SweetshopWomen
Connolly, JohnA Book of BonesThree murders in different regions of England reveal the work of a sinister killer who is sacrificing victims for an evil agenda, compelling Charlie Parker’s gripping search for clues in multiple countries
Crawford, IsisA Catered New Year's EveMystery
Crosby, EllenThe Angels' ShareMystery
Cullen, LynnThe Sisters of Summit AvenueRaising four daughters and running her family’s Depression-era Indiana farm for eight years after her husband is infected by a devastating sleeping sickness, a woman reconnects with her estranged, childless sister amid dark family secrets.
Cussler, CliveFinal OptionAction
Dahl, Kjell OlaThe CourierThriller
Deluca, JenWell MetRomance
Eason, K.How Rory Thorne Destroyed the MultiverseThis first ina duology is a feminist reimagining of familiar fairytale tropes and a story of resistance and self-determination—how small acts of rebellion can lead a princess to not just save herself, but change the course of history.
Edwards, MartinGallows CourtMystery
Evanovich, JanetTwisted Twenty-sixMystery
Evans, Richard PaulNoel StreetHolidays
Fishman, ZoeInvisible As AirAfter repressing her grief over her stillborn daughter, a hard-working wife and mother discovers the miraculous release of her husband’s discarded Oxycontin and falls into the downward spiral of addiction.
Fluke, JoanneChristmas SweetsMystery
Flynn, JackBlood in the WaterMystery
Forbes, CurdellaA Tall History of SugarTells the story of Moshe Fisher, a man who was “born without skin,” so that no one is able to tell what race he belongs to; and Arrienne Christie, his quixotic soul mate who makes it her duty in life to protect Moshe from the social and emotional consequences of his strange appearance.
French, JonathanThe True BastardsFetching—the female leader of her own hoof, a loyal group of orcs sworn to her—fights off famine, desertions, other orcs and humans who are plotting against her, in the second novel of the series following The Grey Bastards.
Future TenseFuture Tense FictionScience Fiction
Gates, EvaRead and BuriedMystery
Givhan, JenniferTrinity SightPoet Givhan blends Puebloan, Zuni, and Mexican American cultures in this postapocalyptic rumination on motherhood, genocide, and environmentalism.
Goldbloom, GoldieOn DivisionAnticipating the birth of her first great-grandchild, a 57-year-old Chasidic woman in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, feels exposed and ashamed by a late-in-life pregnancy that slowly separates her from her community.
Goodkind, TerryWastelandFantasy
Grimes, MarthaThe Old SuccessMystery
Guillory, JasmineRoyal HolidayAccompanying her daughter to England to help style a royal family member during the Christmas season, Vivian finds herself in an unexpected holiday romance with the queen’s charming private secretary.
Gundar-Goshen, AyeletThe LiarDesperate to escape a near-invisible life, an ice cream shop worker tells a terrible lie that renders her the center of public and media attention, before she is blackmailed by a neighbor who knows the truth.
Hackwith, A. J.The Library of the UnwrittenAssigned to watch the restless characters of books left unfinished by their authors, a head librarian of Hell’s neutral Unwritten Wing tracks an escaped Hero before an angel attack reveals the existence of a powerful literary weapon.
Haley, James L.The Devil in ParadiseSea Stories
Hamill, ShaunA Cosmology of MonstersHorror
Hand, ElizabethCurious ToysJoining a gang near the famous Riverview amusement park in 1915 Chicago, the daughter of a fortune teller teams up with a reclusive artist to track down a serial killer responsible for a child’s disappearance.
Hardinger, ElizabethAll the ForgivenessesHistorical
Hernandez, TreasureBelleUrban
Hibbert, TaliaGet a Life, Chloe BrownEmerging from a life-threatening illness, a fiercely organized but unfulfilled computer geek recruits a mysterious artist to help her establish meaning in her life, before finding herself engaged in reckless but thrilling activities.
Hunt, La JillFull Figured 14Urban
Jacobs, John HornorA Lush and Seething HellThe award-winning master of horror presents two chilling stories—The Sea Dreams It Is the Sky and My Heart Struck Sorrow—that blend together the psychological and the supernatural while examining the violence and depravity of the human condition.
Jacobson, HowardLive a LittleTwo London nonagenarians including a once-domineering man eater and a germophobic fortune-teller meet at the funeral of an estranged sibling before embarking on a shared journey of love and redemption.
Jewell, LisaThe Family UpstairsThriller
Jordan, RobertWarrior of the AltaiiFantasy
Khoury, RaymondEmpire of Liesn a groundbreaking thriller set in an alternate future where Europe has been conquered by the Ottoman Empire, a feted officer in the sultan’s secret police begins questioning his violent orders.
Kinsella, SophieChristmas ShopaholicHumorous
Kirkpatrick, JaneOne More River to CrossShares the true events of the Stevens-Murphy party, a California-bound wagon team that became stranded in the Sierra Nevada Mountains during the winter of 1844.
Krueger, PaulSteel Crow SagaA band of rogues and royals that should be enemies join forces for a common purpose—to defeat an unstoppable killer who defies the laws of magic in a battle that forges bonds of friendship and love that will change their lives and the world.
Lamanna, GinaPretty Guilty WomenThriller
Lauren, ChristinaTwice in a Blue MoonRomance
Le Carre, JohnAgent Running in the FieldThriller
Lee, StanA Trick of LightScience Fiction
Lerner, BenThe Topeka SchoolA popular high-school senior in 1997 Kansas elevates a loner classmate into the social scene with unexpected consequences, while his famous parents reckon with an abusive childhood and marital transgressions against a backdrop of New Right toxic masculinity.
Lester, NatashaThe Paris OrphanHistorical
Levy, DeborahThe Man Who Saw EverythingStaging a photograph in tribute to a Beatles album cover as a gift to his hosts in Communist East Berlin, a narcissistic young historian endures a near-miss that changes his life trajectory.
Liu, CixinSupernova EraScience Fiction
Lyons, JennThe Name of All ThingsFantasy
Macomber, DebbieA Mrs. Miracle ChristmasRomance
Mallery, SusanMeant to Be YoursRomance
McCall Smith, AlexanderTo the Land of Long Lost FriendsMystery
Mclaughlin, RhettThe Lost Causes of Bleak CreekHumorous
McPherson, CatrionaStrangers at the GateThriller
Morris, HeatherCilka's JourneyA novel based on a true story follows a Russian woman who is forced by a concentration-camp commandant to become his lover and is subsquently sent to Siberia after being found guilty of collaborating with the enemy.
Nixon, RosieThe Stylist Takes ManhattanRomance
Ocampo, SilvinaThe PromiseA dying woman’s attempt to recount the story of her life reveals the fragility of memory and the illusion of identity.
O'Connor, CarleneChristmas Cocoa MurderMystery
Palmer, DianaWyoming HeartRomance
Peikoff, KiraMother Knows BestThriller
Perry, AnneA Christmas GatheringMystery
Peterson, TracieWhat Comes My WayChristian
Pufahl, ShannonOn Swift HorsesA lonely newlywed and her wayward brother-in-law follow divergent and dangerous paths through the postwar American West.
Putney, Mary JoSeduction on a Snowy NightRomance
Racculia, KateTuesday Mooney Talks to GhostsA dying billionaire sends one woman and a cast of dreamers and rivals on a citywide treasure hunt.
Ragen, NaomiAn Unorthodox MatchStruggling financially and spiritually in the aftermath of his wife’s death, a Talmud scholar enters a marriage of convenience with a secular woman who would overcome personal tragedy by joining Brooklyn’s Orthodox community.
Roberts, NoraThe Rise of MagicksFantasy
Rosenfelt, DavidDachshund Through the SnowMystery
Sallis, JamesSarah JaneHammett Prize-winning author offers a novel about one woman’s journey to becoming a police officer.
Salvatore, R. A.BoundlessFantasy
Shafak, Elif10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange WorldA moving novel, shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize, on the power of friendship in our darkest times.
Shalvis, JillWrapped Up in YouRomance
Smith, Martin CruzThe Siberian DilemmaThriller
Solomon, RiversThe DeepThe historian of the water-dwelling descendants of pregnant African slaves thrown overboard by slavers keeps all the memories of her people both painful and miraculous, until she discovers that their future lies in returning to the past.
Thayer, NancyLet It SnowWomen
Thompson, TadeThe Rosewater RedemptionScience Fiction
Tillyard, StellaCall Upon the WaterHistorical
Todd, CharlesA Cruel DeceptionMystery
Truss, LynneThe Man That Got AwayMystery
Upson, NicolaSorry for the DeadMystery
Valdes, ValerieChilling EffectAfter her sister is kidnapped by a shadowy syndicate known as The Fridge, the foul-mouthed Captain Eva Innocente and her motley crew aboard La Sirena Negra must pay the ransom through a series of dangerous missions.
Vapnyar, LaraDivide Me by ZeroAfter learning that her renowned mathematician mother is dying, Katya turns to the unfinished notes of her last textbook in the hopes of finding guidance in the mathematical concepts there.
Vercher, JohnThree-FifthsA biracial black man who passes for white becomes unwittingly involved in the aftermath of a hate crime committed by his best friend which unleashes racial tension and violence in 1990s Pittsburgh.
White, KarenThe Christmas Spirits on Tradd StreetHolidays
Wilson, KevinNothing to See HereAgreeing to help her former college roommate care for two stepchildren who possess the ability to spontaneously combust when agitated, Lillian endeavors to keep her young charges cool in the face of an astonishing revelation.
Wingate, MartyThe Bodies in the LibraryMystery
Woodsmall, CindyA Christmas HavenAmish and Mennonite
Wright, JulieGlass Slippers, Ever After, and MeA modern Cinderella story by the author of Lies, Love, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s finds a writer reinventing herself to promote her self-help book at the same time her long-time secret crush ends his engagement.
Yong, JinA Hero BornA U.S. release of an epic Chinese classic is set in the years between the Song Empire and the rise of Genghis Khan and traces the story of a murdered patriot’s son who fulfills his destiny in a divided China.
September 2019
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Alexander, EllieBeyond a Reasonable StoutMystery
Andrews, V. C.Beneath the AtticGothic
Anshaw, CarolRight After the WeatherThe author of the New York Times bestseller Carry the One presents a novel exploring what happens when untested people are put to a difficult time, and in its aftermath, find themselves in a newly uncertain world.
Atwood, Margaret EleanorThe TestamentsA long-anticipated sequel to the best-selling The Handmaid’s Tale is set 15 years after Offred stepped into an unknown fate and interweaves the experiences of three female narrators from Gilead.
Aw, TashWe, the SurvivorsA man from a Malaysian fishing village who has completed a sentence for murder and a privileged young journalist whose life has taken an unexpected turn confront the systems of power, race and class that drove the former into violence.
A'zaylerIn Love With My EnemyUrban
Barclay, LinwoodElevator PitchThriller
Bardugo, LeighNinth HouseSurviving a horrific multiple homicide, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks is unexpectedly offered a full scholarship to Yale, where her mysterious benefactors task her with monitoring the university’s secret societies.
Beckett, L. X.GamechangerScience Fiction
Berenson, LaurienHere Comes Santa PawsMystery
Billingsley, Reshonda TateMore to LifeFamily Life
Brightwell, EmilyMrs. Jeffries and the Alms of the AngelMystery
Cabot, MegNo JudgmentsWomen
Camilleri, AndreaThe Other End of the LineThriller
Card, Orson ScottLost and FoundFantasy
Chambers, BeckyTo Be Taught, If FortunateWhile on a mission to ecologically survey four habitable worlds, Ariadne O’Neill and a team of explorers, shifting through space and time, discover that the culture back on Earth has been transformed and must make a difficult decision.
Chbosky, StephenImaginary FriendHorror
Chevalier, TracyA Single ThreadHistorical
Chiaverini, JenniferThe Christmas BoutiqueHolidays
Child, LeeBlue MoonThriller
Childs, LauraMumbo Gumbo MurderMystery
Clark, Mary HigginsKiss the Girls and Make Them CryThriller
Clarke, BrockWho Are You, Calvin Bledsoe?After forty-nine-year-old Calvin Bledsoe's mother dies, a stranger claiming to be his aunt Beatrice leads him across Europe in an adventure full of a comic menagerie of antiquities thieves, secret agents, religious fanatics, and a stalker ex-wife.
Clayton, Meg WaiteThe Last Train to LondonA tale inspired by the Kindertransports of World War II finds a Jewish teen’s life shattered by the Nazi takeover before he joins a member of the Dutch resistance in a life-risking effort to escape Germany.
Coble, ColleenStrands of TruthChristian
Coleman, Reed FarrelRobert B. Parker's The Bitterest PillMystery
Connelly, MichaelThe Night FireCrime
Cornwell, Patricia DanielsQuantumCrime
Crombie, DeborahA Bitter FeastInvited to spend a weekend at a tranquil Cotswolds village, husband-and-wife Scotland Yard detectives Kincaid and James are drawn into a dangerous web of secrets involving an up-and-coming star chef and a series of mysterious deaths.
Cruz, AngieDominicanaThe award-winning author of Soledad draws on her mother’s story in a tale set in a turbulent 1960s Dominican Republic, where a young teen agrees to marry a man twice her age to help her family’s immigration to America.
Cussler, CliveThe Titanic SecretAction
Dailey, JanetHart's Hollow FarmRomance
Dailey, JanetTexas ForeverRomance
Daly, PaulaClear My NameThriller
De Robertis, CarolinaCantorasEnduring the rampant violence against women and the LGBTQ community in the decades of the Uruguayan dictatorship, five women heartbreakingly unite as lovers, friends and family.
Dekker, TedThe Girl Behind the Red RopeChristian Suspense
DeMille, NelsonThe DeserterThriller
Denfeld, ReneThe Butterfly GirlThriller
Deutermann, Peter T.The NuggetThriller
Deveraux, JudeMet Her MatchRomance
Dodd, ChristinaStrangers She KnowsThriller
Donati, SaraWhere the Light EntersA black obstetrician returns to Manhattan in 1884 to move in with her best friend and fellow physician after the tragic loss of her family.
Duncan, Elizabeth J.Remembering the DeadMystery
Dunmore, EvieBringing Down the DukeRecruiting men of influence to champion the rising women’s suffrage movement of 1879 England, a daring Oxford rebel targets a cold and calculating duke before their unexpected romance threatens to upend the British social order.
Ellis, BellaThe Vanished BrideIn 1845 Yorkshire, a young wife and mother has gone missing from her home, leaving behind two small children and a large pool of blood, and it is up to the Brontë sisters to investigate.
Ellmann, LucyDucks, NewburyportA form-breaking torrent of consciousness, narrated by an Ohio mother besieged by MAGA hats and mountain lions.
Englehardt, JohnBloomlandWhen, during finals week at a southern university, a student opens fire in the library, killing 12 people, three survivors grapple with the fallout, in a debut novel that interrogates social and cultural dysfunction in a nation where mass violence has become all too familiar.
Flynn, VinceLethal AgentThriller
French, NicciThe Lying RoomThriller
Gappah, PetinaOut of Darkness, Shining LightA sharp-tongued cook and a rigidly pious freed slave confront complicated race dynamics to join the followers of the late Dr. Livingstone on a 19th-century voyage from Africa to the doctor’s home in England.
Gerritsen, TessThe Shape of NightThriller
Ghosh, AmitavGun IslandCultural Heritage
Graham, HeatherThe StalkingParanormal Romance
Greenwood, BrynThe Reckless Oath We MadeWhen an abduction tears her family apart, Zee, a tough Kansas woman on a path to redemption, turns to Gentry, an unlikely champion with a code of honor, and sets in motion a chain of events that will change their lives.
Greenwood, KerryThe Spotted DogMystery
Grisham, JohnThe GuardiansThriller
Gross, AndrewThe Fifth ColumnThriller
Harrow, Alix E.The Ten Thousand Doors of JanuaryA woman navigating the out-of-place artifacts in her caretaker’s sprawling early 20th-century mansion discovers a mysterious book that reveals impossible truths about the world and her own past.
Hedlund, JodyA Reluctant BrideChristian Historical
Hilderbrand, ElinWhat Happens in ParadiseWomen
Hill, EdwinThe Missing OnesSummoned to a rugged, remote island of the coast of Maine by a cryptic text, Hester Thursby discovers a community cleaning up from a devastating storm—and uncovers a murder.
Hill, JoeFull ThrottleShort Stories
Hirsch, PaddyHudson's KillThriller
Howard, Catherine RyanRewindThriller
Isaacs, SusanTakes One to Know OneThriller
Jance, Judith A.Sins of the FathersThriller
Jimenez, StephanieThey Could Have Named Her AnythingLiterary
Jio, SarahAll the Flowers in ParisWomen
KattThe Secret Lives of Baltimore GirlsUrban
Kauffman, DonnaThe Bakeshop at Pumpkin and SpiceRomance
Keller, JuliaThe Cold Way HomeDiscovering a body at the ruins of a psychiatric hospital that burned down decades earlier, Bell and her partners confront private torments as well as the site's dark history.
Kenyon, SherrilynAt Death's DoorFantasy
Koepp, DavidCold StorageThriller
K'WanThe InfamousUrban
Levine, LauraDeath of a GigoloMystery
Lewis, BeverlyThe TimepieceAmish and Mennonite
Locke, AtticaHeaven, My HomeIn a follow-up to the award-winning Bluebird, Bluebird, Texas Ranger Darren Matthews must battle centuries-old suspicions and prejudices, as well as threats that have been reignited in the current political climate, to find a missing boy and save himself.
Logan, T. M.29 SecondsThriller
Macmillan, GillyThe NannyLeaving her home after the mysterious disappearance of her beloved nanny, an embittered woman is forced to return decades later when the discovery of human remains forces her to question everything she thought she knew.
Marillier, JulietThe Harp of KingsFantasy
Marrs, JohnThe PassengersThriller
Martin, KatThe DeceptionRomantic Suspense
Mayor, ArcherBomber's MoonAn investigative reporter and a private investigator reluctantly team up to connect a double homicide under investigation by Joe Gunther to the crimes of a small-town drug dealer.
McFarlane, MhairiDon't You Forget About MeFired and dumped on the same night, Georgina takes a new job before realizing that her boss is her first love, and does not recognize her.
McGuire, SeananThe Unkindest TideUrban Fantasy
McKevett, G. A.Murder in the Corn MazeMystery
McKinlay, JennWord to the WiseMystery
Mengiste, MaazaThe Shadow KingTending the wounded when her nation is invaded by Mussolini, an orphaned servant in 1935 Ethiopia helps disguise a gentle peasant as their exiled emperor to rally her fellow women in the fight against fascism.
MiashaAll We Ask Is TrustUrban
Michaels, FernSpirit of the SeasonHolidays
Monroe, MaryRight Beside YouHolidays
Montag, KassandraAfter the FloodA tale set in an anarchic near-future America of mountaintop colonies surrounded by rising oceans finds an independent woman trading for supplies and information about the daughter who was stolen from her eight years earlier.
Morgenstern, ErinThe Starless SeaFrom the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus, a love story set in a secret underground world--a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.
Moyes, JojoThe Giver of StarsVolunteering for Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library in small-town Kentucky, an English bride joins a group of independent women whose commitment to their job transforms the community and their relationships.
Muir, TamsynGideon the NinthRaised in a hostile undead world where she would escape servitude and a zombie afterlife, a lesbian necromancer becomes a bodyguard to an emperor to secure her freedom in a solar system of swordplay and cutthroat politics.
Neggers, CarlaRival's BreakRomantic Suspense
Newitz, AnnaleeThe Future of Another TimelineA geologist desperate to change the past and a teen rebel who has witnessed a history-changing murder are swept up in a secret historical war in a parallel-world America where time travel is possible.
Oates, Joyce CarolPursuitThriller
O'Brien, EdnaGirlAbducted by Boko Haram, a young woman makes a hair-raising escape from her northeast Nigerian prison before confronting the hostility and bureaucracy of being the mother of a child fathered by enemies.
Parnell, SeanAll Out WarThriller
Patchett, AnnThe Dutch HouseA tale set over the course of five decades traces a young man’s rise from poverty to wealth and back again as his prospects center around his family’s lavish Philadelphia estate.
Patterson, JamesKiller InstinctMystery
Patterson, JamesThe 19th ChristmasMystery
Penelope, L.Whispers of Shadow & FlameFantasy
Perry, AnneDeath in FocusMystery
Pinsker, SarahA Song for a New DayPublic gatherings are illegal, making concerts impossible, except for those willing to break the law for the love of music, and for one chance at human connection.
Prescott, LaraThe Secrets We KeptA tale of spycraft, love and sacrifice inspired by the true story of Doctor Zhivago follows the efforts of two CIA agents to help publish Boris Pasternak’s censored masterpiece against a backdrop of Cold War politics in Moscow.
Pronzini, BillThe Peaceful Valley Crime WaveWestern Mystery
Quinonez, ErnestoTainaJulio, a young boy in Spanish Harlem, becomes fervently devoted to a 15-year-old girl who claims she is a pregnant virgin and provides her with financial support as dictated by the girl’s ex-con uncle.
Ramzipoor, E. R.The VentriloquistsA tale based on true events finds a misfit journalist, a forger and a street urchin joining a band of resistance fighters who risk their lives to publish a satiric newspaper mocking the Nazis.
Sandford, JohnBloody GeniusCrime
Schine, CathleenThe GrammariansA comic love letter to sibling rivalry and the English language by the author of The Three Weissmanns of Westport follows the experiences of identical twins whose respective literary careers are upended by their battle to claim an heirloom dictionary.
Smith, Wilbur A.Ghost FireHistorical
Smith, ZadieGrand UnionShort Stories
Steel, DanielleChild's PlayWomen
Steinberg, SusanMachineA debut novel follows a group of teens during a seaside summer and the efforts of a guilt-driven girl to piece together the events that led to a drowning.
Stewart, AmyKopp Sisters on the MarchMystery
Strout, ElizabethOlive, AgainA sequel to Olive Kitteridge finds Olive struggling to understand herself while bonding with a teen suffering from loss, a woman who gives birth unexpectedly, a nurse harboring a longtime crush and a lawyer who resists an unwanted inheritance.
Sveistrup, SorenThe Chestnut ManThriller
Tracy, P. J.Ice Cold HeartMystery
Tucker, K. A.Say You Still Love MeA young VP at her father’s real-estate-development firm deals with the disdain of her male colleagues, but finds a new goal in a handsome new security guard.
Unger, LisaThe Stranger InsideWomen
Waldman, AmyA Door in the EarthAn Afghan-American college student in California travels to a remote village in Afghanistan to work for a professor's charitable foundation and after surviving a horrific bombing must side with either the villagers or the American soldiers.
Winterson, JeanetteFrankisssteinA transgender doctor falls in love with a celebrated professor who is leading the debate about artificial intelligence and conducting controversial experiments impacting cryogenics and the sex trade.
Woods, StuartStealthAction
Woodson, JacquelineRed at the BoneAs Melody celebrates a coming of age ceremony at her grandparents’ house in 2001 Brooklyn, her family remembers 1985, when Melody’s own mother prepared for a similar party that never took place in this novel about different social classes.
August 2019
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Andrews, DonnaTerns of EndearmentMystery
Archer, JeffreyNothing VenturedSagas
Baldacci, DavidOne Good DeedThriller
BaoshuThe Redemption of TimeScience Fiction
Barr, NevadaWhat Rose ForgotThriller
Beck, HaylenLost YouThriller
Bell, DavidLayoverThriller
Benn, James R.When Hell Struck TwelveMystery
Betley, MatthewRules of WarThriller
Bobotis, AndreaThe Last List of Miss Judith KrattWomen
Booth, NaomiSealedHaunted by rumors of a skin sealing epidemic infecting the urban population, heavily pregnant Alice and her partner Pete find refuge in a remote mountain house where, instead, they are forced to fight for their survival when they are faced with a different kind of danger.
Bowen, RhysLove and Death Among the CheetahsMystery
Box, C. J.The BitterrootsPrivate investigator Cassie Dewell agrees to take a case involving the assault of a young woman, but as she tries to uncover the truth, Cassie finds herself fighting an influential family as well as ghosts from her own past.
Brockman, CambriaTell Me EverythingA college senior on the cusp of graduation uses her extraordinary insights to uncover her friends' closest-held secrets before a devastating chain of events culminates in a murder that tests the limits of her capabilities.
Brown, PierceDark AgeScience Fiction
Brown, SandraOutfoxThriller
Brunstetter, Wanda E.The Healing JarAmish and Mennonite
Buckhanon, KalishaSpeaking of SummerA woman's desperate search for her missing twin is complicated by their mother's recent death, police indifference, her relationship with her twin's boyfriend and a growing obsession that tests the limits of her sanity.
Buxton Kira JaneHollow KingdomSensing something is wrong with his owner, a domesticated crow abandons the only life he ever knew to discover that humans are turning into zombies and must use knowledge gleaned from his TV-viewing to save them.
Cantor, MelanieDeath and Other Happy EndingsWomen
Caputo, PhilipHunter's MoonA collection of short stories set in the same Michigan Upper Peninsula town, including tales of old high-school buddies on a hunting trip, once-a-year lovers and a middle-age man and his grief-stricken father, combine together to form a novel.
Carr, JackTrue BelieverThriller
Carriger, GailReticenceFantasy
Center, KatherineThings You Save in a FireWhen her estranged, ailing mother asks her to move to Boston, firefighter Cassie Hanwell becomes the only woman in her new firehouse, where she faces discrimination, low funding, and her unwanted attraction to a fellow firefighter.
Cleeves, AnnThe Long CallMystery
Coates, Ta-NehisiThe Water DancerA Virginia slave narrowly escapes a drowning death through the intervention of a mysterious force that compels his escape and personal underground war against slavery. By the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me.
Coe, JonathanMiddle EnglandSatire
Coes, BenThe RussianThriller
Cole, BrianaThe Vows We BreakRomantic Suspense
Coonts, StephenThe Russia AccountThriller
Cooper, EllisonBuriedReturning to the field after six months of desk duty, FBI neuroscientist Sayer Altair investigates the grisly discovery of a serial killer's uncovered body-dump site, reopening a decades-old case with ties to a recent abduction.
Cotterill, ColinThe Second Biggest NothingMystery
Coulter, CatherineLabyrinthThriller
Crais, RobertA Dangerous ManRescuing a bank teller from an abduction attempt, Joe Pike tackles the most perilous case of his career when the would-be kidnappers are found murdered and the bank teller goes missing.
Dahl, AlexThe Heart KeeperThriller
Danticat, EdwidgeEverything InsideA single-volume collection of short stories by the National Book Critics Circle Award winner explores the forces that unite and divide.
Davis, FionaThe Chelsea GirlsHistorical
Davis, LindseyA Capitol DeathMystery
De La Cruz, MelissaThe Birthday GirlWomen
Delaney, J. P.The Perfect WifeThriller
Donoghue, EmmaAkinA retired New York professor's life is thrown into chaos when he takes a young great-nephew to the French Riviera in hopes of uncovering his own mother's wartime secrets. By the best-selling author of Room.
El-mohtar, AmalThis is How You Lose the Time WarTwo time-traveling agents from warring futures, working their way through the past, begin to exchange letters—and soon fall in love, even though the discovery of their bond could mean death for each of them.
Ephron, HallieCareful What You Wish forThriller
Feehan, ChristineDark IllusionParanormal Romance
Folarin, TopeA Particular Kind of Black ManStruggling with his family's uncomfortable assimilation to American life, Tunde Akinola, the son of Nigerian immigrants, spends his childhood and young adulthood searching for connection after his mother returns to Nigeria and his father remarries.
Fossum, KarinThe WhispererMysterty
Gaynor, HazelMeet Me in MonacoWomen
Gelman, LaurieYou've Been VolunteeredWomen
Goldin, MeganThe Escape RoomOrdered to participate in a corporate team-building exercise that requires them to escape from a locked elevator, four ruthless Wall Street high-flyers struggle to put aside rivalries shaped by workplace intimidation, deception, and sexual harassment.
Gould, Howard MichaelBelow the LineThriller
Graham, HeatherThe SeekersParanormal Romance
Gregory, PhilippaTidelandsDuring England's seventeenth-century civil war a woman without a husband and skilled with herbs helps a young man on the run and unwittingly brings disaster into the heart of her life.
Handler, DanielBottle GroveLiterary
Hart, EllenTwisted at the RootMystery
Hart, RobThe WarehouseA darkly satirical thriller set in a near-future America wracked by violence, unemployment and climate change finds two employees of a world-saving global giant discovering their employers' true agenda.
Hartsuyker, LinneaThe Golden WolfSagas
Hassib, RajiaA Pure HeartFollows the divergent fates of two Egyptian sisters--Rose, married to an American journalist and living in New York City, and Gameela, a devout Muslim who remained in Cairo--when Rose returns to Egypt after Gameela is killed in a suicide bombing.
Hauser, C. J.Family of OriginWhen a controversial scientist drowns while investigating his theories about evolution moving in reverse, his estranged adult children reunite to settle their late father's affairs while trying to understand the research he abandoned them to pursue.
Hawkins, KarenThe Book CharmerWomen
Hazen, MichelleUnbreak MeTwo trauma survivors find love and acceptance in Hazen’s contemporary multicultural romance.
Herron, R. H.Stolen ThingsThriller
Higgins, KristanLife and Other InconveniencesA blue-blood grandmother and her black-sheep granddaughter discover they are truly two sides of the same coin.
Hoffman, AliceThe World That We KnewSent away to 1941 Paris when Berlin becomes too dangerous for Jewish families, a young girl bonds with her protective mystical golem; while her friend, a rabbi's daughter, rises to become a defender of their people.
Horrocks, CaitlinThe VexationsHistorical
Hunt, La JillPrivate PropertyUrban
Hunter, StephenGame of SnipersAction
Jackson, JoshilynNever Have I EverWhen her loved ones are put in danger by a blackmailer who threatens to expose dangerous secrets, a devoted family woman struggles to keep the upper hand in an escalating war of betrayal.
Johansen, IrisSmokescreenThriller
Johnson, CraigLand of WolvesMystery
Kibler, JulieHome for Erring and Outcast GirlsHistorical
King, StephenThe InstituteThriller
Kristoff, JayDarkdawnFantasy
Krueger, William KentThis Tender LandFleeing the Depression-era school for Native American children who have been taken from their parents, four orphans share a life-changing journey marked by struggling farmers, faith healers, and lost souls.
Kuang, R. F.The Dragon RepublicFantasy
K'WanWrathUrban
Lagercrantz, DavidThe Girl Who Lived TwiceMystery
Lapena, ShariSomeone We KnowThriller
Lee, FondaJade WarFantasy
Lefteri, ChristyThe Beekeeper of AleppoA beekeeper and his artist wife have their lives upended and must flee after war destroys their home in Aleppo, Syria, and they set off on a dangerous journey through Turkey and Greece, towards an uncertain future in England.
Lippman, LauraLady in the LakeA divorced reporter in racially torn 1966 Baltimore triggers unanticipated consequences for vulnerable community members while investigating the murder of an African-American party girl.
Lovestam, SaraThe Truth Behind the LieMystery
Lutz, LisaThe SwallowsWhen one of her creative writing assignment generates some disturbing responses from students, new teacher Alexandra Witt ignites a gender war, with deeply personal--and potentially fatal--consequences for everyone involved.
Macneal, ElizabethThe Doll FactoryIn 1850s London beautiful young aspiring artist Iris is asked to model for Pre-Raphaelite artist Louis Frost, whose dark obsession may destroy her world forever.
Maum, CourtneyCostalegreA historical novel inspired by the relationship between Peggy and Pegeen Guggenheim finds an American heiress offering safe passage to Nazi-threatened artists, while her emotionally unstable daughter chronicles their wartime experiences.
McHugh, LauraThe Wolf Wants inThriller
Meier, LeslieHaunted House MurderMystery
Michaels, FernCut and RunThriller
Miller, TomThe Philosopher's WarRobert Canderelli Weekes is a rookie Rescue and Evacuation flier on the front lines of World War I in France, where he came to save lives, but has no idea how far he will have to go to win the war.
Modesitt, L. E.The Mage-Fire WarFantasy
Moore, MichelCarl Weber's Kingpins - DetroitUrban
Moreno-Garcia, SilviaGods of Jade and ShadowA dark fairy tale inspired by Mexican folklore is set against the backdrop of the Jazz Age in Mexico's underworld, where a young dreamer is sent by the Mayan God of Death on a life-changing journey.
Moriarty, JaclynGravity Is the ThingFamily Life
Morrison, Mary B.I Do Love You StillA power couple famed for their talents and passion-driven clashes face an ultimate test when one is given a rare chance to move her fashion brand to New York City at the same time the other secures an Olympic spot.
Naslund, BrianBlood of an ExileFantasy
North, AlexThe Whisper ManMourning the death of his wife, a father and his young son move to Featherbank for a fresh start but find their new town has a dark past involving a serial killer named "The Whisper Man."
Obreht, TeaInlandAn unexpected relationship between a frontierswoman riding out the Arizona Territory drought of 1893 and a former outlaw, who has the ability to see ghosts, inspires an epic journey across the West.
O'Dell, ClaireThe Hound of JusticeDystopian
Ogawa, YokoThe Memory PoliceAn Orwellian novel about the terrors of state surveillance finds a young novelist hiding her editor from mysterious authorities who would erase all memories of people who once existed.
Orenstein, HannahLove at First LikeWomen
Parker, T. JeffersonThe Last Good GuyWhile searching for a missing teenager, private investigator Roland Ford uncovers a dark conspiracy involving an American Nazi compound and a celebrity evangelist.
Parry, H. G.The Unlikely Escape of Uriah HeepA young scholar with a secret uncontrollable magical ability to bring literary characters into the world is overseen by a protective older sibling before an unknown stranger unleashes literary characters throughout their city.
Patterson, JamesThe InnThriller
Penny, LouiseA Better ManSearching for a missing woman amid a catastrophic flood and blistering social media attacks, a demoted Armand Gamache bonds with the victim's distraught father, who contemplates a murder of his own.
Pobi, RobertCity of WindowsThriller
Preston, DouglasOld BonesThriller
Priest, CherieThe TollHorror
Putney, Mary JoOnce a SpyRegency Romance
Rai, AlishaThe Right SwipeCynical dating app creator Rhiannon Hunter must decide whether or not to give former pro-football player Samson Lima, who wooed her during one magical night and then disappeared, a second chance despite the fact that his in league with a business rival.
Robb, J. D.Vendetta in DeathMystery
Robotham, MichaelGood Girl, Bad GirlA dangerous young woman with a unique ability to detect lies sues for her emancipation from a secure children's home, while the psychologist on her case finds himself in a battle of wits for survival.
Rockaway, KristinHow to Hack a HeartbreakWomen
Rushdie, SalmanQuichotteIn a modern adaptation of "Don Quixote," a courtly, addled salesman embarks on a cross-country journey with his imaginary son Sancho to find and convince a television star of his love for her.
Russell, Mary DoriaThe Women of the Copper CountryHistorical
Russo, RichardChances AreOne beautiful September day, three 66-year-old men convene on Martha’s Vineyard, friends ever since meeting in college, and must puzzle out a lingering mystery from the summer of 1971.
Ryan, Hank PhillippiThe Murder ListThriller
Scott, Rion AmilcarThe World Doesn't Require YouThis collection of short stories, set in fictional Cross River, Maryland, includes the tales of a struggling musician who is God's last son and a Ph.D. candidate whose dissertation about a childhood game sparks a riot in a once-segregated town.
Slaughter, KarinThe Last WidowMystery
SolomonCham-painUrban
Steel, DanielleThe Dark SideWomen
Stradal, J. RyanThe Lager Queen of MinnesotaA talented baker running a business out of her nursing home reconnects with her master brewer sister at the same time her pregnant granddaughter launches an IPA brewpub.
Szalay, DavidTurbulenceLiterary
Tokarczuk, OlgaDrive Your Plow over the Bones of the DeadCrime
Vargas, FredThis Poison Will RemainMystery
Wall, CaraThe Dearly BelovedIn a novel that spans decades, two young couples' lives become intertwined when the husbands are appointed co-ministers of a venerable New York City church in the 1960s.
Walters, MinetteThe Turn of MidnightMystery
Ward, J. R.Blood TruthParanormal Romance
Ware, RuthThe Turn of the KeyWhen a high-paying nanny job at a luxurious Scottish Highlands home culminates in her imprisonment for a child's murder, a young woman struggles to untangle what really happened.
Wellington, DavidThe Last AstronautHorror
White, Susan RebeccaWe Are All Good People HereTwo roommates at Belmont College in 1962 become close friends until their growing awareness of the South's caste system causes them to question everything and one of them veers towards radicalism.
Wiggs, SusanThe Oysterville Sewing CircleWomen
Williams, LaraSupper ClubA woman confronts her personal limits and repressed past after forming a nighttime collective of women who gorge themselves passionately and embrace their bodies.
Woods, StuartContrabandAction
Yongo, MicahPale KingsFantasy
Zahn, TimothyThrawnScience Fiction
Zeran, Alia TrabuccoThe RemainderA coffin, a camera, a bottle of pisco: three friends embark on a road trip through the Andes to confront a history they can neither remember nor forget.
July 2019
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Alger, CristinaGirls Like UsInvestigating a pair of grisly murders on Long Island, FBI agent Nell Flynn is horrified to discover that the primary suspect is her own recently deceased father, a former homicide detective.
Atkins, AceThe ShamelessCrime
Baker, ChandlerWhisper NetworkFollows four women who speak out when their ill-reputed boss is slated to become CEO, a decision that triggers catastrophic shifts throughout every department of their company.
Balogh, MarySomeone to HonorRomance
Barr, LisaThe UnbreakablesWomen
Belle, KimberlyDear WifeThriller
Card, Orson ScottThe HiveScience Fiction
Castillo, LindaShamedMystery
Chase, BethanyOne Night at the LakeA complicated tragedy on a hot summer night at a lake house forever alters the lives of two best friends and the man they both love.
Clark, MartinThe Substitution OrderDisbarred attorney Kevin Moore takes a job in a run-down sandwich shop before an offer by a gang of con artists challenges the extent of his legal savvy.
Clarke, NeilThe Best Science Fiction of the YearScience Fiction
Cohen, Leah HagerStrangers and Cousins
Connolly, SheilaKiller in the Carriage HouseMystery
Davidson, CraigThe Saturday Night Ghost ClubA group of misfit kids shares an unforgettable summer investigating ghost stories, conspiracy theories and urban legends in their 1980s Niagara Falls community, uncovering unexpected local secrets along the way.
Davies, KateIn at the Deep EndWomen
De Maria, FiorellaA Most Dangerous InnocenceHistorical
Dermansky, MarcyVery NiceA darkly humorous tale of privilege, race and bad behavior find a wealthy Connecticut divorcée and her college-age daughter becoming unlikely rivals in a romantic triangle involving the latter's creative writing professor.
Dimberg, Kelsey RaeGirl in the Rearview MirrorThriller
Disher, GarryUnder the Cold Bright LightsA cold case investigator looks into a possible murder that the coroner pegged as a suicide and a doctor who killed three women and left no evidence.
Doiron, PaulAlmost MidnightMystery
Donaldson, Stephen R.The War WithinFantasy
Dukess, KarenThe Last Book PartyAttending an early summer gathering at a famed journalist's Cape Cod home, Eve Rosen, an aspiring writer stuck in a low-level job, discovers uncomfortable truths about the literary world she has been so desperate to join.
Edvardsson, M. T.A Nearly Normal FamilyThriller
Edwards, EldonnaClover BlueHistorical
Eisele, KimiThe Lightest Object in the UniverseIn a powerless world after a global economy collapse, an East Coast man desperate to reunite with the woman he loves encounters a menagerie of lost souls, opportunists and would-be rebuilders on a cross-country railroad journey.
Estep, JenniferProtect the PrinceFantasy
Ffitch, MadelineStay and FightAbandoned on her boyfriend's Appalachian living-off-the-land farm initiative, Helen builds a cooperative family with a young couple before educational needs and a boundary dispute challenge their independence.
Fitch, JanetChimes of a Lost CathedralHistorical
Foulds, AdamDream SequenceTelevision actor Henry finds himself stalked by a recently divorced fan, Kristin, who feels like she already knows him personally through his character and social media feed.
Frear, CazStone Cold HeartMystery
Freedman, MikeKing of the MississippiA cutthroat power war at a prestigious Houston consulting firm is spearheaded by an old-money jock who uses downsizing to control his clients and a dishonorable veteran who would exploit the respect of others.
Freeman, DianneA Lady's Guide to Gossip and MurderMystery
Galligan, JohnBad Axe CountyThe first female sheriff in rural Bad Axe County, Wisconsin, searches for a missing girl, battles local drug dealers, and seeks the truth about the death of her parents 20 years ago—all as a winter storm rages.
Gaylin, AlisonNever Look BackThriller
Giolito, Malin PerssonBeyond all reasonable doubtLawyer Sophia Weber dedicates herself to exonerating Ahlin, a man wrongly convicted of murder thirteen years ago, but her determination arouses many people's disgust, and the more she learns, the more difficult her job becomes.
Greaney, MarkRed MetalThriller
Guillory, JasmineThe Wedding PartyThe rival best friends of bride-to-be Alexa share wedding responsibilities that transform their hostility into attraction, prompting a "friends with benefits" arrangement over an agreement not to fall in love.
Hardt, HelenUndefeatedParanormal Romance
Harris, JoanneThe Strawberry ThiefLong-awaited new Chocolat novel.
Harrison, CoraSeason of DarknessMystery
Hlad, AlanThe Long Flight HomeHistorical
Hogan, RuthThe Wisdom of Sally Red ShoesWomen
Holsinger, BruceThe Gifted SchoolThe students and parents of a tight-knit community find their bonds nearly destroyed by competitiveness when an exclusive school for gifted children opens nearby, in a story told from both adult and child perspectives.
Huang, S. L.Null SetScience Fiction
Jimenez, AbbyThe Friend ZoneRomance
Kadrey, RichardThe Grand DarkAfter the end of the Great War, the city of Lower Proszawa celebrates the peace with a period of extreme decadence, while Largo, an ambitious addict and bike messenger, uses an elite contact to lift himself up out of the city's slums.
Koch, HermanThe DitchLiterary
Lackey, MercedesEye SpyFantasy
Lee Koe, AmandaDelayed Rays of a StarA novel inspired by a 1928 Alfred Eisenstaedt photograph depicts the lives of Hollywood icon Marlene Dietrich, Chinese-American star Anna May Wong, and maligned director Leni Riefenstahl.
Lepionka, KristenThe Stories You TellMystery
Lindsey, JohannaTemptation's DarlingRomance
Lovesey, PeterKilling With ConfettiMystery
Lustbader, EricThe Sum of All ShadowsThriller
Macomber, DebbieWindow on the BayRomance
Mancusi, NicholasA Philosophy of RuinA young philosophy professor finds himself in the middle of a drug-running operation after his personal life derails.
Manning, KirstyThe Song of the Jade LilyHistorical
Marlantes, KarlDeep RiverForced from their home by Russian imperialism, three Finnish siblings find their new lives in the Pacific Northwest challenged by the rapid development and labor movements of the early 20th-century logging industry.
Martineau, Maxym M.Kingdom of ExilesParanormal Romance
McCall Smith, AlexanderThe Second-worst Restaurant in FranceHumorous
McKinty, AdrianThe ChainA parent receives a panicked phone call from a stranger who reveals that both of their children have been kidnapped by someone who demands that they abduct another child to prevent the murders of their own.
Meacham, LeilaDragonflyThriller
Nesbo, JoKnifeMystery
Norfleet, Celeste O.One Night in GeorgiaIn the summer of 1968 three Manhattan co-eds embark on a road trip to Atlanta and find tensions running high as they make their way south via racially friendly locations for gas, rest and food.
O'keefe, Megan E.Velocity WeaponScience Fiction
Patterson, JamesSophia, Princess Among BeastsFantasy
Phillips, HelenThe NeedA woman grapples with the complex dualities of motherhood—joy and dread, tenderness and anxiety—after confronting a masked intruder in her home.
Porter, ReginaThe TravelersFollows the experiences of two American families, one black and one white, against a backdrop of historical events from the 1950s through the first year of Barack Obama's presidency.
Quinn, SpencerHeart of BarknessMystery
Regan, LisaFinding Claire FletcherThriller
Rhys, RachelFatal InheritanceMystery
Roberts, NoraUnder CurrentsReturning to his hometown of Lakeview where his father's abuse made his childhood a nightmare, Zane Bigelow begins a relationship with Darby McCray, a landscape designer, but his dark past comes back to haunt Zane and threatens their happiness.
Rosenfelt, DavidBark of NightMystery
Rovin, JeffSting of the WaspThriller
Rozan, S. J.Paper SonInformed that an unknown cousin is in jail, Chinese-American private detective Lydia Chin and her partner, Bill Smith, travel to the Mississippi Delta, where they confront river-levee disputes, computer scams, and questions about her cousin's innocence.
Ryan, JenniferThe Me I Used to BeWomen
Sager, RileyLock Every DoorThriller
Savage, LilaSay Say SayWorking as a caregiver in the home of a retired carpenter and his accident-disabled wife, an aspiring artist is deeply moved by the couple's devotion, which unconsciously impacts her relationship with her girlfriend.
Silva, DanielThe New GirlThriller
Sinclair, ShaunKing ReeseUrban
Stone, JeanVineyard SummerWomen
Stringer, JayMarah Chase and the Conqueror's TombRogue archeologist Marah Chase is approached by MI6 with an impossible mission: to help them recover a dangerous treasure lost after the death of Alexander the Great.
Thayer, NancySurfside SistersWomen
Tremblay, PaulGrowing Things and Other StoriesAn anthology of psychological suspense tales by the award-winning author of A Head Full of Ghosts.
Turtledove, HarryAlpha and OmegaAlternative History
Waxman, AbbiThe Bookish Life of Nina HillA confirmed introvert finds her simple life upended when the father she never knew passes away, revealing an enormous extended family that overwhelms her budding relationship with a fellow trivia buff.
Wendig, ChuckWanderersWhen her little sister is afflicted by a bizarre sleepwalking disorder that begins to affect people all across the country, Shana is embroiled in an apocalyptic epidemic involving a decadent rock star, a religious radio host, and a disgraced scientist.
White, Roseanna M.The Number of LoveChristian Historical
Whitehead, ColsonThe Nickel BoysFollows the harrowing experiences of two African-American teens at an abusive reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.
Williams, BeatrizThe Golden HourTraveling to World War II Nassau to interview the infamous Duke and Duchess of Windsor, an investigator for a New York society magazine uncovers a treasonous plot that is complicated by her romance with an unscrupulous scientist.
Winter, EvanThe Rage of DragonsFantasy
June 2019
AuthorTitleLibrarian's Picks
Allan, BarbaraAntiques Ravin'Mystery
Banker, Ashok K.Upon a Burning ThroneFirst of a new epic fantasy series inspired by an ancient Sanskrit epic and Indian mythology.
Bannister, JoSilent FootstepsMystery
Berry, ConnieA Dream of DeathMystery
Blake, SarahThe Guest BookThe bereaved matriarch of a powerful early-20th-century American family makes a fateful decision that reverberates throughout two subsequent generations further impacted by racism, reversed circumstances and disturbing revelations.
Blake, SarahNaamahImagines the life of Noah's wife, Naamah, the matriarch who lends strength to her family, cares for Noah's menagerie, and mourns the lover she left behind.
Brenner, JamieDrawing HomeWomen
Brooks, TerryThe Stiehl AssassinFantasy
Brown, Rita MaeWhiskers in the DarkMystery
Carr, RobynThe View from Alameda IslandRomance
Cheek, ChipCape MaySouthern newlyweds honeymooning in 1957 Cape May are pulled into the dramas of a trio of sophisticated New England urbanites who render the deserted beach community an intimate playground of corruptive recklessness.
Chiang, TedExhalationA long-awaited latest collection by the author of "The Story of Your Life" explores revelatory ideas and second chances.
Chiaverini, JenniferResistance WomenHistorical
Cleeton, ChanelWhen We Left CubaWomen
Cobbs, ElizabethThe Tubman CommandTells the story of Harriet Tubman at the height of her powers, when she devises the largest plantation raid of the Civil War after General David Hunter places her in charge of a team of black scouts even though skeptical of what one woman can accomplish.
Collins, BridgetThe BindingIn a magical world where books are repositories of individual lives, a reviled Bookbinder's apprentice crafts elegant memory volumes to help troubled customers before discovering that others in his profession use their skills for dark ends.
Collins, SaraThe Confessions of Frannie LangtonA servant and former slave enduring a sensational trial for her employers' murders reflects on her Jamaican childhood and her apprenticeship under a debauched scientist whose questionable ethics set the stage for a forbidden affair.
Dawson, Delilah S.No Country for Old GnomesFantasy
de Kerangal, MaylisThe CookFollows the coming-of-age of a self-taught Parisian chef who endures setbacks in his career, relationships, and mental stability before rediscovering his passions, a journey witnessed by a nameless narrator who might be in love with him.
Deaver, JefferyThe Never GameThriller
Downing, DavidDiary of a Dead Man on LeaveStumbling across the hidden diary of a boarder who had been a father figure to him half a century earlier, Walter discovers the man's life-risking undercover work as an anti-Nazi Moscow spy.
Ehirim, NnamdiThe Prince of MonkeysLiterary
Ellis, ShellyKnow Your PlaceUrban
Epstein, Jennifer CodyWunderlandA German-American woman in 1989 New York City evaluates her relationship with her late mother, whose childhood best friendship was shattered in the wake of a betrayal involving the Hitler Youth movement and a family secret.
Feeney, AliceI Know Who You AreThriller
Fitzpatrick, LydiaLights All Night LongWith the help of his American host family's daughter, Sadie, who has secrets of her own, Russian exchange student Ilya embarks on a mission to prove his brother Vladimir’s innocence in the murders of three girls back in Russia.
Fletcher, C. A.A Boy and His Dog at the End of the WorldWhen a beloved family dog is stolen, her boy owner sets out on a life-changing journey through the ruins of a dystopian world to bring her back.
Frank, Dorothea BentonQueen BeeWomen
Fremantle, ElizabethThe Poison BedHistorical
Furst, JoshuaRevolutionariesThe poster child for his father’s revolution in the 1960s, Fred, who can no longer ignore his psychedelically bizarre childhood, recollects his experiences with a man who preached love but treated his family with almost reflexive cruelty.
Gibson, ClaireBeyond the PointWomen
Golden, ChristopherThe Pandora RoomThriller
Golding, MelanieLittle DarlingsDiscounted by everyone when after the traumatizing birth of her twins she is threatened by a mysterious being, an exhausted mother risks the unthinkable when she becomes convinced that her infants have been replaced by changelings.
Grady, JamesCondorThriller
Graham, HeatherThe SummoningRomance
Grames, JulietThe Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella FortunaBelieved cursed in her rugged Italian village, a tough, intelligent teen protects her younger sister during World War II, enduring challenges that transform her views about survival and independence.
Gray, Shelley ShepardThe Patient OneAmish
Green, JaneThe Friends We KeepWomen
Groen, HendrikOn the Bright SideOctogenarian curmudgeon Hendrik emerges from a year of mourning the death of his beloved friend Eefje to help the Old-But-Not-Dead Club save their home from demolition plans.
Gudenkauf, HeatherBefore She Was FoundThriller
Hamilton, Glen ErikMercy RiverAfter traveling to a remote Oregon location to help a fellow veteran falsely accused of murder, Van Shaw finds himself drawn into a small town dominated by the drug trade, violent white supremacists, and dark family secrets.
Handler, JessicaThe Magnetic GirlHistorical
Hannon, IreneDriftwood BayChristian
Harris, ThomasCari MoraThriller
Hauck, RachelThe Memory HouseChristian
Hilton, EricaRed CharlieUrban
Hinger, CharlotteThe Healer's DaughterHinger, a Western Kansas historian fictionalizes the town of Nicodemus, the first all-black settlement in Kansas.
Hunt, La JillMidlife CrisisUrban
Jackson, LisaWilling to DieThriller
Jaswal, Balli KaurThe Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill SistersMaking an obligatory pilgrimage to the Golden Temple in Amritsar to carry out their mother's final rites, three estranged British-Punjabi sisters make unexpected discoveries about why their mother was forced to leave India.
Karst, LeslieMurder from ScratchMystery
Knott, RobertRobert B. Parker's BuckskinWestern
Koontz, Dean R.The Night WindowThriller
Koryta, MichaelIf She WakesAn insurance investigator finds herself on the run from a mysterious young hit man while examining the case of a young college student who has been rendered a locked-in syndrome patient by a suspicious accident.
Landvik, LornaChronicles of a Radical HagWhen beloved columnist Haze Evans falls into a coma, Susan McGrath, filling the void with Haze's past columns, stumbles upon secrets that have been locked in the files for decades.
Langsdorf, JulieWhite ElephantWhen the owner of a gaudy monstrosity of a house compromises suburban aesthetics to sell the property, his fed-up neighbors stumble over private challenges to orchestrate an increasingly hostile turf war.
Laurens, StephanieThe Pursuits of Lord Kit CavanaughRomance
Lee, PatrickDark SiteThriller
Leithauser, BradThe Promise of ElsewhereAfter his second marriage fails, Louie Hake undertakes a world tour and ends up in the Arctic, as he reminisces about the failures of his romantic past.
Malerman, JoshInspectionA genius boy and girl raised unaware of gender in remote, separate schools far from the rest of the world encounter each other's differences for the first time while making unsettling discoveries about their schools' enigmatic founder.
Martin, AlexaFumbledRomance
Massey, SujataThe Satapur MoonstoneIndia's only female lawyer in 1922 helps the royal ladies of Satapur by getting involved in the power plays and ancient vendettas of the palace.
McEwan, IanMachines Like MePresents the story of two lovers in an alternative 1980s London who construct a perfect synthetic human before finding themselves in a morally complex love triangle.
McGuinness, PatrickThrow Me to the WolvesMystery
Mcquiston, CaseyRed, White & Royal BlueRomantic comedy in which the First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales after an incident of international proportions forces them to pretend to be best friends.
Meyer, DeonThe Woman in the Blue CloakThriller
Michaels, FernHot ShotThriller
N'tyseOutlaw MamisUrban
O'Leary, BethThe FlatshareEntering a flatshare arrangement with a man on an opposite work shift, a heartbroken woman begins exchanging notes with the roommate she has never met and becomes his best friend, and possibly soulmate, through their correspondence.
Palmer, D. J.Saving MeghanThriller
Palmer, SuzanneFinderScience Fiction
Panowich, BrianLike LionsSheriff and new father Clayton Burroughs struggles to recover from the shooting that ended his brothers' lives before violent rivals compel his return to the criminal past he is desperately trying to leave behind.
Parini, JayThe Damascus RoadHistorical novel inspired by the Apostle Paul, who at the side of gospel writer Luke becomes Christianity's most influential messenger in an ancient world on the brink of epochal change.
Patterson, JamesUnsolvedCrime
Pavone, ChrisThe Paris DiversionAfter a leisurely start to a normal day, American expat Kate Moore finds herself partnered with a French agent to investigate a bombing threat in Paris.
Phillips, JuliaDisappearing EarthThe shattering disappearance of two young girls from Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula compounds the isolation and fears of a tight-woven community, connecting the lives of neighbors, witnesses, family members and a detective throughout an ensuing year of tension.
Qiufan, ChenWaste TideAn exploited lowest-caste factory worker, her ruthless employer, an American corporate representative and his heritage-seeking translator intersect when a dark futuristic virus is unleashed on a major Chinese technological site, triggering a war between the poor and wealthy classes.
Ramos, JoanneThe FarmLiterary
Reisz, TiffanyThe RoseWhen she receives a rare cup, which is rumored to have the power to bring the most intimate sexual fantasies to life, as a gift, Lia soon discovers that the rumors are true and gets tangled up with a collector who wants it for himself.
Reynolds, AlastairPermafrostScience Fiction
Roanhorse, RebeccaStorm of LocustsScience Fiction
Robinson, RoxanaDawson's FallWhen she receives a rare cup, which is rumored to have the power to bring the most intimate sexual fantasies to life, as a gift, Lia soon discovers that the rumors are true and gets tangled up with a collector who wants it for himself.
Rothman, AndreaThe DNA of You and MeHired by an employer who does not reveal the competitive nature of the job, graduate student Emily is forced to choose between her career and her heart when she falls for an unsuspected rival.
Rouda, KairaThe Favorite DaughterThriller
Santiago, NisaHead GamesUrban
Savas, AysegulWalking on the CeilingA novel set in Paris and a changing Istanbul follows a young Turkish woman grappling with her past—her country’s and her own—and her complicated relationship with the famous British writer who longs for her memories.
Sawyer, Kim VogelA Silken ThreadA young loom worker who dreams of a family is courted by an unscrupulous playboy who would marry to secure his inheritance, compelling a lovelorn but humble security guard to try to make her a better offer.
Schwartz, John BurnhamThe Red DaughterLiterary
Shelton, PaigeThe Loch Ness PapersScrambling to find a last-minute pastor for her wedding, bookseller Delaney Nichols befriends an elderly Loch Ness monster enthusiast whose influence she staunchly defends and investigates when he is wrongly accused of murdering his own nephew.
Shipman, ViolaThe Summer CottageWomen
Simison, GraemeThe Rosie ResultThe final installment of the Australian series beloved around the world.
Smith, AliSpringLiterary
Somers, ErinStay Up With Hugo BestA young writers' assistant on a late-night comedy show finds her life and perspectives transformed when she accepts an invitation from the program's enigmatic host to spend a long weekend at his Connecticut mansion.
Starling, CaitlinThe Luminous DeadLying her way into an expedition with a big payout, caver Gyre Price, while on a foreign planet, must embark on a terrifying psychological and emotional journey into the darkness and unknown in order to survive.
Stewart, MariahThe Goodbye CaféWomen
Stout, DanTitanshadeFantasy
Swyler, ErikaLight from Other StarsDecades after her grieving father, a laid-off NASA scientist, triggers chaotic changes in his pursuit of life-extending technology, an astronaut confronts dangerous family secrets to stop a world-threatening crisis.
Thomas, BevA Good Enough MotherWomen
Thompson, TadeThe Rosewater InsurrectionScience Fiction
Thompson, VictoriaMurder on Trinity PlaceMystery
Thornton, Stephanie MarieAmerican PrincessHistorical
Tilghman, ChristopherThomas and Beal in the MidiLiterary
Walker, WendyThe Night BeforeThriller
Weir, AlisonAnna of KleveArranged in a doomed marriage to England's infamous Henry VIII, a princess from a small German duchy hides a desperate secret in a hostile foreign court.
Welsh, KaiteThe Unquiet HeartMystery
White, KateSuch a Perfect WifeMystery
Yellin, JessicaSavage NewsA first novel by former CNN Chief White House correspondent follows the career of a woman cable news journalist who navigates ratings wars, sexual harassment and impossible standards throughout a precarious diplomatic and political incident.
May 2019
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Albert, Susan WittigA Plain Vanilla Murder
Anderson, Kevin J.Spine of the Dragon
Aramburu, FernandoHomelandDescribes the story of two Basque families, who were friends for generations, but who became bitter enemies after the father of one is killed by ETA militants during the violent insurgency that plagued the region from the 1980s to 2011.
Asher, NealThe Warship
Barenbaum, RachelA Bend in the Stars
Bates, CallieThe Soul of Power
Bauermeister, EricaThe Scent KeeperA young woman raised on a remote island with a father who identifies the scents of the natural world makes illuminating discoveries about her identity and a mysterious cache of fragrances.
Benjamin, MelanieMistress of the RitzThe director of the luxurious Hotel Ritz in occupied Paris and his courageous American wife, Blanche Auzello, risk their marriage and lives to support the French Resistance during World War II.
Boyce, EricaThe Fifteen Wonders of Daniel Green
Brandman, MichaelWild Card
Brandreth, BenetThe Assassin of Verona
Briggs, PatriciaStorm Cursed
Buckley, FionaA Web of Silk
Casares, OscarWhere We Come fromMoving to his godmother's volatile Texas border town after his mother's sudden death, a 12-year-old Mexican-American boy discovers a young illegal immigrant taking shelter in his godmother's home before their shared desire for independence puts all of them at risk.
Campbell, JackTriumphant
Clare, AlysWoman Who Spoke to Spirits
Cleveland, KarenKeep You Close
Constantine, LivThe Last Time I Saw You
Correa, Armando LucasThe Daughter's TaleA tale of love and redemption based on the 1944 Oradour-Sur-Glane massacre follows an octogenarian's receipt of a cache of letters, written by her mother during World War II, that uncover decades of secrets.
Cussler, CliveThe Oracle
Dailey, JanetIt's a Christmas Thing
Dams, Jeanne M.The Dagger Before Me
Darke, MinnieStar-crossed
Dev, SonaliPride, Prejudice, and Other FlavorsA neurosurgeon from a politically ambitious immigrant family clashes with a talented dessert chef who would prove he is more than his pedigree.
Donlea, CharlieSome Choose Darkness
Donnelly, Lara ElenaAmnesty
Egan, GregPerihelion Summer
Ellroy, JamesThis StormWhen torrential rains unearth a body in Griffith Park, a corrupt vice cop, a Japanese crime-lab whiz facing internment, a fascist police consultant, and a rogue profiteer become obsessed with solving the murder and finding the gold from an unsolved gold heist in 1931.
Fajardo-anstine, KaliSabrina & CorinaA debut story collection about female relationships and the deep-rooted truths of our homelands features Latina protagonists of indigenous descent who cautiously navigate the violence and changes in a Denver, Colorado community.
Ferencik, EricaInto the Jungle
Gilbert, ElizabethCity of GirlsEighty-nine-year-old Vivian recounts her life after being kicked out of Vassar College, living in Manhattan with her Aunt Peg and the personal mistake that resulted in a professional scandal.
Goldberg, LeonardThe Disappearance of Alistair Ainsworth
Gray, ClaudiaStar Wars
Haines, CarolynGame of Bones
Hanif, MohammedRed BirdsWhen an American pilot crash lands on the outskirts of the very camp he was supposed to bomb, he is rescued by one of the camp's residents, a teenager named Momo, who aims to help his struggling family by finding his missing brother.
Harper, KarenDark Storm
Horowitz, AnthonyThe Sentence Is DeathDetective Daniel Hawthorne and his literary sidekick risk their lives to expose dangerous secrets while investigating the murder of a celebrity divorce lawyer and teetotaler who was bludgeoned to death with an expensive bottle of wine.
Hunter, DeniseSummer by the Tides
Hyde, Catherine RyanHave You Seen Luis Velez?
Ives, LucyLoudermilkA handsome, charismatic con artist and his socially anxious friend scam their way into a poetry fellowship at one of America's most prestigious creative writing programs.
Jonasson, RagnarThe Island
Kane, Jessica FrancisRules for VisitingA talented but reclusive gardener is inspired by her love of classic literature to embark on a female odyssey to reconnect with her four once-close friends through simple activities and digital encounters that unexpectedly catapult her into viral fame.
Kay, Guy GavrielA Brightness Long Ago
Keane, Mary BethAsk Again, YesWhen a violent event forcibly ends their romance, the son and daughter of two NYPD rookies reconnect years later and struggle to prevent the past from triggering another separation.
Kiefer, ChristianPhantomsVietnam veteran John Frazier witnesses the confrontation between his aunt, Evelyn Wilson, and her former neighbor, Kimiko Takahashi, who had been sent to a World War II internment camp and whose son, Ray, returned from service and disappeared.
Kwok, JeanSearching for Sylvie LeeThe best-selling author of Girl in Translation draws on a personal family tragedy in the story of three women from a Chinese immigrant family who navigate complicated secrets when an elder daughter goes missing.
Larkin, AllieSwimming for Sunlight
Laukkanen, OwenDeception CoveA recently widowed marine suffering PTSD from her time in Afghanistan has her service dog kidnapped by a corrupt deputy sheriff who wants to blackmail her into delivering goods allegedly stolen by her husband before his death.
Lauren, ChristinaThe UnhoneymoonersPartnered with a nemesis best man on a paradise honeymoon when her bride twin gets food poisoning, a chronically unlucky maid of honor assumes the role of a newlywed before unexpectedly falling for her companion.
Lawrence, MarkHoly Sister
Layne, LaurenPassion on Park Avenue
Lee, Jing-JingHow We DisappearedSix decades after a young woman from Singapore is forced into sexual slavery during World War II, a twelve-year-old boy's effort to investigate his ailing grandmother's mumbled confession triggers a fateful chain of events.
Logan, KylieThe Scent of Murder
Mallery, SusanThe Summer of Sunshine and Margot
McGuire, SeananMiddlegameIn an alternate-reality world under the shadow of a magical government bent on transmuting the fabric of reality, two alchemical twins, one skilled with language and the other with math, become catalysts in their creator's grab for power.
Meyers, Randy SusanWaisted
Miller, Linda LaelThe Yankee WidowProtecting her child and Gettysburg farm at the height of the Civil War, a widow faces difficult choices when she offers shelter to a dedicated Union soldier, a passionate Southern rebel and a pregnant fugitive slave.
Miller, MaryBiloxiNewly single, retired, and waiting for an inheritance that may never come, sixty-three-year-old Louis McDonald makes the impulsive, life-changing decision to adopt a dog.
Mina, DeniseConvictionAn upper-class Edinburgh housewife who enjoys listening to the sordid details of true-crime podcasts has her world turned upside down when a new podcast turns out to have connections to her own dark past.
Montclair, AllisonThe Right Sort of Man
Moore, Meg MitchellThe Islanders
Murphy, TimCorrespondentsAn Irish-Lebanese American leaves Boston to work as a journalist in Beirut and is assigned to Baghdad in 2003 to cover the post-9-11 invasion where her safety becomes dependent on her talented interpreter who harbors a dangerous secret.
Oates, Joyce CarolMy Life As a Rat
Orringer, JulieThe Flight PortfolioPresents a fictionalized account of American journalist Varian Fry's 1940 trip to France to save the lives and work of Jewish artists fleeing the Holocaust.
Page, NoraRead on Arrival
Pitoniak, AnnaNecessary PeopleIn a novel set against the fast-paced backdrop of TV news, the author of The Futures offers a work of psychological suspense about ambition and privilege and the thin line between friendship and rivalry.
Porter, MaxLannyA follow-up to the prizewinning Grief Is the Thing with Feathers follows the awakening of a mythical being in a London village, where he observes the domestic dramas and creative energies surrounding a mischievous, ethereal young newcomer.
Richardson, Kim MicheleThe Book Woman of Troublesome CreekA last-of-her-kind outcast and member of the Pack Horse Library Project braves the hardships of Kentucky's Great Depression and hostile community discrimination to bring the near-magical perspectives of books to her neighbors.
Riley, LucindaThe Royal Secret
Roper, RichardHow Not to Die AloneTelling a white lie that makes his coworkers believe he has a loving family at home, a lonely man stuck in a thankless public-health job falls in love with a new coworker who challenges his secrets.
Runcie, JamesThe Road to Grantchester
Russell, KarenOrange World and Other StoriesA collection of short fiction includes the title story, in which a desperate new mother strikes a bargain to breastfeed the devil in exchange for his protection over her baby.
Shalvis, JillThe Lemon Sisters
Smith, DominicThe Electric HotelA French pioneer of silent films who has lived for half a century in a Hollywood hotel is forced to reckon with the reappearance of the lost movie masterpiece that left him bankrupt.
Smith, Timothy JayThe Fourth Courier
Stephenson, NealFall, or Dodge in HellWhen a routine procedure gone wrong renders a gaming billionaire brain dead, his stunned family and friends cryopreserve and digitally transfer his consciousness into an immortal tech-driven existence.
Swinson, KikiThe Safe House
Sykes, SamSeven Blades in Black
Tuti, IlariaFlowers over the InfernoWhen superintendent Teresa Battaglia investigates a string of gruesome murders in a quiet and remote village in the Italian Alps, she discovers it is no ordinary case and uncovers possible ties between the killer and a group of eight-year-olds.
Velton, SoniaBlackberry and Wild Rose
Vuong, OceanOn Earth We're Briefly GorgeousA first novel by the award-winning author of Night Sky with Exit Wounds is written in the form of a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read about the impact of the Vietnam War on their family.
Walton, JoLentPossessing the supernatural ability to see and cast out demons, Girolamo Savanarola of 15th-century Florence organizes seemingly miraculous peace initiatives and delivers soul-transforming sermons before enthralled crowds, inciting the wrath of the pope.
Weber, DavidThe Gordian Protocol
Weiner, JenniferMrs. EverythingTwo sisters struggle to find their places as America changes over the course of their lives.
Wheaton, MarkEmily Eternal
White, KateSuch a Perfect Wife
Wilkins, JoeFall Back Down When I DieA young, orphaned Montana ranch hand takes in the mute, emotionally damaged 7-year-old son of an incarcerated cousin and learns to love him as old grievances involving land and family come back to haunt them.
Williams, TadEmpire of Grass
Woods, StuartSkin Game
April 2019
AuthorTitleLibrarian's Picks
Allan, BarbaraAntiques Ravin'Mystery
Banker, Ashok K.Upon a Burning ThroneFirst of a new epic fantasy series inspired by an ancient Sanskrit epic and Indian mythology.
Bannister, JoSilent FootstepsMystery
Berry, ConnieA Dream of DeathMystery
Blake, SarahThe Guest BookThe bereaved matriarch of a powerful early-20th-century American family makes a fateful decision that reverberates throughout two subsequent generations further impacted by racism, reversed circumstances and disturbing revelations.
Blake, SarahNaamahImagines the life of Noah's wife, Naamah, the matriarch who lends strength to her family, cares for Noah's menagerie, and mourns the lover she left behind.
Brenner, JamieDrawing HomeWomen
Brooks, TerryThe Stiehl AssassinFantasy
Brown, Rita MaeWhiskers in the DarkMystery
Carr, RobynThe View from Alameda IslandRomance
Cheek, ChipCape MaySouthern newlyweds honeymooning in 1957 Cape May are pulled into the dramas of a trio of sophisticated New England urbanites who render the deserted beach community an intimate playground of corruptive recklessness.
Chiang, TedExhalationA long-awaited latest collection by the author of "The Story of Your Life" explores revelatory ideas and second chances.
Chiaverini, JenniferResistance WomenHistorical
Cleeton, ChanelWhen We Left CubaWomen
Cobbs, ElizabethThe Tubman CommandTells the story of Harriet Tubman at the height of her powers, when she devises the largest plantation raid of the Civil War after General David Hunter places her in charge of a team of black scouts even though skeptical of what one woman can accomplish.
Collins, BridgetThe BindingIn a magical world where books are repositories of individual lives, a reviled Bookbinder's apprentice crafts elegant memory volumes to help troubled customers before discovering that others in his profession use their skills for dark ends.
Collins, SaraThe Confessions of Frannie LangtonA servant and former slave enduring a sensational trial for her employers' murders reflects on her Jamaican childhood and her apprenticeship under a debauched scientist whose questionable ethics set the stage for a forbidden affair.
Dawson, Delilah S.No Country for Old GnomesFantasy
de Kerangal, MaylisThe CookFollows the coming-of-age of a self-taught Parisian chef who endures setbacks in his career, relationships, and mental stability before rediscovering his passions, a journey witnessed by a nameless narrator who might be in love with him.
Deaver, JefferyThe Never GameThriller
Downing, DavidDiary of a Dead Man on LeaveStumbling across the hidden diary of a boarder who had been a father figure to him half a century earlier, Walter discovers the man's life-risking undercover work as an anti-Nazi Moscow spy.
Ehirim, NnamdiThe Prince of MonkeysLiterary
Ellis, ShellyKnow Your PlaceUrban
Epstein, Jennifer CodyWunderlandA German-American woman in 1989 New York City evaluates her relationship with her late mother, whose childhood best friendship was shattered in the wake of a betrayal involving the Hitler Youth movement and a family secret.
Feeney, AliceI Know Who You AreThriller
Fitzpatrick, LydiaLights All Night LongWith the help of his American host family's daughter, Sadie, who has secrets of her own, Russian exchange student Ilya embarks on a mission to prove his brother Vladimir’s innocence in the murders of three girls back in Russia.
Fletcher, C. A.A Boy and His Dog at the End of the WorldWhen a beloved family dog is stolen, her boy owner sets out on a life-changing journey through the ruins of a dystopian world to bring her back.
Frank, Dorothea BentonQueen BeeWomen
Fremantle, ElizabethThe Poison BedHistorical
Furst, JoshuaRevolutionariesThe poster child for his father’s revolution in the 1960s, Fred, who can no longer ignore his psychedelically bizarre childhood, recollects his experiences with a man who preached love but treated his family with almost reflexive cruelty.
Gibson, ClaireBeyond the PointWomen
Golden, ChristopherThe Pandora RoomThriller
Golding, MelanieLittle DarlingsDiscounted by everyone when after the traumatizing birth of her twins she is threatened by a mysterious being, an exhausted mother risks the unthinkable when she becomes convinced that her infants have been replaced by changelings.
Grady, JamesCondorThriller
Graham, HeatherThe SummoningRomance
Grames, JulietThe Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella FortunaBelieved cursed in her rugged Italian village, a tough, intelligent teen protects her younger sister during World War II, enduring challenges that transform her views about survival and independence.
Gray, Shelley ShepardThe Patient OneAmish
Green, JaneThe Friends We KeepWomen
Groen, HendrikOn the Bright SideOctogenarian curmudgeon Hendrik emerges from a year of mourning the death of his beloved friend Eefje to help the Old-But-Not-Dead Club save their home from demolition plans.
Gudenkauf, HeatherBefore She Was FoundThriller
Hamilton, Glen ErikMercy RiverAfter traveling to a remote Oregon location to help a fellow veteran falsely accused of murder, Van Shaw finds himself drawn into a small town dominated by the drug trade, violent white supremacists, and dark family secrets.
Handler, JessicaThe Magnetic GirlHistorical
Hannon, IreneDriftwood BayChristian
Harris, ThomasCari MoraThriller
Hauck, RachelThe Memory HouseChristian
Hilton, EricaRed CharlieUrban
Hinger, CharlotteThe Healer's DaughterHinger, a Western Kansas historian fictionalizes the town of Nicodemus, the first all-black settlement in Kansas.
Hunt, La JillMidlife CrisisUrban
Jackson, LisaWilling to DieThriller
Jaswal, Balli KaurThe Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill SistersMaking an obligatory pilgrimage to the Golden Temple in Amritsar to carry out their mother's final rites, three estranged British-Punjabi sisters make unexpected discoveries about why their mother was forced to leave India.
Karst, LeslieMurder from ScratchMystery
Knott, RobertRobert B. Parker's BuckskinWestern
Koontz, Dean R.The Night WindowThriller
Koryta, MichaelIf She WakesAn insurance investigator finds herself on the run from a mysterious young hit man while examining the case of a young college student who has been rendered a locked-in syndrome patient by a suspicious accident.
Landvik, LornaChronicles of a Radical HagWhen beloved columnist Haze Evans falls into a coma, Susan McGrath, filling the void with Haze's past columns, stumbles upon secrets that have been locked in the files for decades.
Langsdorf, JulieWhite ElephantWhen the owner of a gaudy monstrosity of a house compromises suburban aesthetics to sell the property, his fed-up neighbors stumble over private challenges to orchestrate an increasingly hostile turf war.
Laurens, StephanieThe Pursuits of Lord Kit CavanaughRomance
Lee, PatrickDark SiteThriller
Leithauser, BradThe Promise of ElsewhereAfter his second marriage fails, Louie Hake undertakes a world tour and ends up in the Arctic, as he reminisces about the failures of his romantic past.
Malerman, JoshInspectionA genius boy and girl raised unaware of gender in remote, separate schools far from the rest of the world encounter each other's differences for the first time while making unsettling discoveries about their schools' enigmatic founder.
Martin, AlexaFumbledRomance
Massey, SujataThe Satapur MoonstoneIndia's only female lawyer in 1922 helps the royal ladies of Satapur by getting involved in the power plays and ancient vendettas of the palace.
McEwan, IanMachines Like MePresents the story of two lovers in an alternative 1980s London who construct a perfect synthetic human before finding themselves in a morally complex love triangle.
McGuinness, PatrickThrow Me to the WolvesMystery
Mcquiston, CaseyRed, White & Royal BlueRomantic comedy in which the First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales after an incident of international proportions forces them to pretend to be best friends.
Meyer, DeonThe Woman in the Blue CloakThriller
Michaels, FernHot ShotThriller
N'tyseOutlaw MamisUrban
O'Leary, BethThe FlatshareEntering a flatshare arrangement with a man on an opposite work shift, a heartbroken woman begins exchanging notes with the roommate she has never met and becomes his best friend, and possibly soulmate, through their correspondence.
Palmer, D. J.Saving MeghanThriller
Palmer, SuzanneFinderScience Fiction
Panowich, BrianLike LionsSheriff and new father Clayton Burroughs struggles to recover from the shooting that ended his brothers' lives before violent rivals compel his return to the criminal past he is desperately trying to leave behind.
Parini, JayThe Damascus RoadHistorical novel inspired by the Apostle Paul, who at the side of gospel writer Luke becomes Christianity's most influential messenger in an ancient world on the brink of epochal change.
Patterson, JamesUnsolvedCrime
Pavone, ChrisThe Paris DiversionAfter a leisurely start to a normal day, American expat Kate Moore finds herself partnered with a French agent to investigate a bombing threat in Paris.
Phillips, JuliaDisappearing EarthThe shattering disappearance of two young girls from Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula compounds the isolation and fears of a tight-woven community, connecting the lives of neighbors, witnesses, family members and a detective throughout an ensuing year of tension.
Qiufan, ChenWaste TideAn exploited lowest-caste factory worker, her ruthless employer, an American corporate representative and his heritage-seeking translator intersect when a dark futuristic virus is unleashed on a major Chinese technological site, triggering a war between the poor and wealthy classes.
Ramos, JoanneThe FarmLiterary
Reisz, TiffanyThe RoseWhen she receives a rare cup, which is rumored to have the power to bring the most intimate sexual fantasies to life, as a gift, Lia soon discovers that the rumors are true and gets tangled up with a collector who wants it for himself.
Reynolds, AlastairPermafrostScience Fiction
Roanhorse, RebeccaStorm of LocustsScience Fiction
Robinson, RoxanaDawson's FallWhen she receives a rare cup, which is rumored to have the power to bring the most intimate sexual fantasies to life, as a gift, Lia soon discovers that the rumors are true and gets tangled up with a collector who wants it for himself.
Rothman, AndreaThe DNA of You and MeHired by an employer who does not reveal the competitive nature of the job, graduate student Emily is forced to choose between her career and her heart when she falls for an unsuspected rival.
Rouda, KairaThe Favorite DaughterThriller
Santiago, NisaHead GamesUrban
Savas, AysegulWalking on the CeilingA novel set in Paris and a changing Istanbul follows a young Turkish woman grappling with her past—her country’s and her own—and her complicated relationship with the famous British writer who longs for her memories.
Sawyer, Kim VogelA Silken ThreadA young loom worker who dreams of a family is courted by an unscrupulous playboy who would marry to secure his inheritance, compelling a lovelorn but humble security guard to try to make her a better offer.
Schwartz, John BurnhamThe Red DaughterLiterary
Shelton, PaigeThe Loch Ness PapersScrambling to find a last-minute pastor for her wedding, bookseller Delaney Nichols befriends an elderly Loch Ness monster enthusiast whose influence she staunchly defends and investigates when he is wrongly accused of murdering his own nephew.
Shipman, ViolaThe Summer CottageWomen
Simison, GraemeThe Rosie ResultThe final installment of the Australian series beloved around the world.
Smith, AliSpringLiterary
Somers, ErinStay Up With Hugo BestA young writers' assistant on a late-night comedy show finds her life and perspectives transformed when she accepts an invitation from the program's enigmatic host to spend a long weekend at his Connecticut mansion.
Starling, CaitlinThe Luminous DeadLying her way into an expedition with a big payout, caver Gyre Price, while on a foreign planet, must embark on a terrifying psychological and emotional journey into the darkness and unknown in order to survive.
Stewart, MariahThe Goodbye CaféWomen
Stout, DanTitanshadeFantasy
Swyler, ErikaLight from Other StarsDecades after her grieving father, a laid-off NASA scientist, triggers chaotic changes in his pursuit of life-extending technology, an astronaut confronts dangerous family secrets to stop a world-threatening crisis.
Thomas, BevA Good Enough MotherWomen
Thompson, TadeThe Rosewater InsurrectionScience Fiction
Thompson, VictoriaMurder on Trinity PlaceMystery
Thornton, Stephanie MarieAmerican PrincessHistorical
Tilghman, ChristopherThomas and Beal in the MidiLiterary
Walker, WendyThe Night BeforeThriller
Weir, AlisonAnna of KleveArranged in a doomed marriage to England's infamous Henry VIII, a princess from a small German duchy hides a desperate secret in a hostile foreign court.
Welsh, KaiteThe Unquiet HeartMystery
White, KateSuch a Perfect WifeMystery
Yellin, JessicaSavage NewsA first novel by former CNN Chief White House correspondent follows the career of a woman cable news journalist who navigates ratings wars, sexual harassment and impossible standards throughout a precarious diplomatic and political incident.
March 2019
AuthorTitleLibrarian's Picks
Ahern, CeceliaRoarShort Stories
Alexander, V. S.The Irishman's DaughterHistorical
Andrews, Mary KaySunset BeachWomen
Balasubramanyam, RajeevProfessor Chandra Follows His BlissAn internationally renowned economist and divorced father of three survives an accident before whimsically trading in his high-stress Nobel Prize ambitions to pursue elusive happiness.
Bannalec, Jean-LucThe Missing CorpseMystery
Bayard, LouisCourting Mr. LincolnHistorical
Benedict, LauraThe Stranger InsideA woman arrives home to discover a stranger living in her house, claiming he has legally leased her property before revealing he knows a secret from her past involving the death of her sister.
Bond, GwendaSuspicious MindsThriller (Stranger Things)
Bourdeaut, OlivierWaiting for BojanglesLiving in a Parisian apartment with his eccentric parents and an exotic bird, a young boy must keep his unpredictable mother safe as she descends deeper into madness, in a darkly humorous novel about dealing with the realities of mental illness in unique ways.
Boyle, T. CoraghessanOutside Looking InA novel inspired by the controversial psychedelic drug experiments of Timothy Leary traces the impact of LSD and communal living on a 1960s Harvard grad student and his wife.
Brightwell, EmilyMrs. Jeffries Delivers the GoodsMystery
Brittney, LynnMurder in BelgraviaMystery
Brodsky, Jordanna MaxThe Wolf in the WhaleFaced with starvation, young Inuit shaman Omat journeys across the icy landscape in search of food but instead finds a Viking warrior and his strange gods, a meeting that could either save or shatter her world.
Brody, FrancesA Snapshot of MurderMystery
Brown, DaleThe Kremlin StrikeThriller
Burke, AlafairThe Better SisterThriller
Butler, NickolasLittle FaithA Wisconsin family grapples with the power and limitations of faith when an adult daughter falls under the influence of a radical church that threatens a grandchild's safety.
Cabot, AmandaA Tender HopeChristian
Calvi, MaryDear George, Dear MaryA novel based on hundreds of historical accounts, letters, and personal journals reimagines the unrequited love affair between a young George Washington and controversial New York heiress Mary Philipse as a catalyst for the American Revolution.
Cantor, JillianIn Another TimeHistorical
Castle, RichardCrashing HeatMystery
Cho, ZenThe True QueenFantasy
Cole, AlyssaAn Unconditional FreedomRescued from slavery after his dreams of becoming a lawyer are shattered, Daniel is offered a position with a covert organization of African-American spies, unaware that his new partner is a double agent intent on betraying him.
Corey, James S. A.Tiamat's WrathScience Fiction
Cumming, CharlesThe Moroccan GirlA simple assignment for MI6 during a literary festival lands successful novelist Kit Carradine on the trail of Lara Bartok, a dangerous fugitive and revolutionary leader who is being targeted by the world's competing intelligence services.
Dalglish, DavidSoulKeeperFantasy
Dalton, TrentBoy Swallows UniverseExiled in a drug-oppressed refugee suburb in 1980s Australia, a 12-year-old boy dreams of a career in journalism while fending off the local criminal element to protect his imprisoned mother. 
Day, Kate HopeIf, ThenKate Hope Day’s debut novel is about the choices we make that shape our lives and determine our destinies—the moments that alter us so profoundly that it feels as if we've entered another reality.
De Muriel, OscarLoch of the DeadEdinburgh's most famed detective duo—"Nine-Nails" McGray and Inspector Ian Frey—face their most metaphysical mystery yet, as they investigate a series of crimes surrounding the miraculous waters in the remote Loch Maree.
Dektar, MollyThe Ash FamilyDrawn by a mysterious stranger to a remote farming community that lives off the fertile mountain lands, a North Carolina teen is seduced by their high ideals before new friends begin to disappear.
Doctorow, CoryRadicalizedScience Fiction
Dow, David R.Confessions of an Innocent ManThriller
Downing, SamanthaMy Lovely WifeA seemingly typical suburban husband discloses the secret ways that his wife of 15 years and he keep their marriage alive and chase away domestic boredom by orchestrating creative ways to get away with murder. LibraryReads #1 pick for March.
Dubois, JenniferThe SpectatorsA controversial talk-show host who has made his living by exposing bizarre societal secrets on live television finds his own past brought into question when the young perpetrators of a mass shooting declare themselves his devoted fans.
Dugoni, RobertThe Eigth SisterThriller
Ellis, KarenLast NightMystery
Elo, ElisabethFinding Katarina M.A successful, busy Washington, D.C. surgeon is drawn into a web of long-held family secrets and Russian espionage after a long-lost cousin turns up and tries to make inroads with her and her mother.
Evans, Richard PaulThe Road HomeChristian
Fox, CandiceRedemption PointWhen the father of a kidnapped girl launches a plan to kill those he holds responsible, Ted Conkaffey races to identify the real abductor, while private detective Amanda Pharrel and Pip Sweeney conduct the latter's first homicide investigation.
Fredericks, MariahDeath of a New AmericanMystery
Freudenberger, NellLost and WantedReceiving an unsettling phone call from her late college roommate, a rationally minded MIT professor reflects on their once-close friendship, her friend's tragic death and her own rediscovered feelings for a fellow scientist.
George, NinaThe Book of DreamsLiterary
Glass, JennaThe Women's WarWhen a world-altering spell gives women the ability to control their own fertility, a disinherited princess and a powerless queen trigger changes in their patriarchal kingdoms before a caravan of exiles stumbles on a new source of women's magic.
Goldberg, MylaFeast Your EyesThe life of a controversial mid-20th-century photographer is chronicled through her daughter's memories, interviews with her intimates and excerpts from journals and letters documenting her quest for artistic legitimacy in the face of public notoriety.
Graves, Tracey GarvisThe Girl He Used to KnowWomen
Griffiths, EllyThe Stone CircleMystery
Hall, ParnellLights! Camera! Puzzles!Mystery
Hammad, IsabellaThe ParisianStudying medicine and falling in love in 1914 France, the son of a wealthy Palestinian textile merchant finds his loyalties tested by conflicts between the British government and the independence-minded nationalists of his community.
Harris, C. S.Who Slays the WickedMystery
Healey, JaneThe Beantown GirlsA novel of love, courage, and danger unfolds as World War II’s brightest heroines—the best of friends—take on the front lines.
Hempel, AmySing To ItFinely tuned and brilliantly written, a heartbreaking new collection of 15 stories introduces characters, lonely and adrift, searching for connection.
Hepworth, SallyThe Mother-in-LawWomen
Hillerman, AnneThe Tale TellerMystery
Hillman, RobertThe Bookshop of the Broken In 1960s Australia, a lonely farmer finds his life turned upside down by the arrival of a vibrant librarian.
Hoang, HelenThe Bride TestRomance
James, E. L.The MisterRomance
Jennings, LukeNo TomorrowThriller
Kelly, ErinStone MothersDecades after fleeing her home and the body she helped bury, Marianne resolves to do anything to protect the life she has built against an ex's threats about coming forward.
Kelly, Martha HallLost RosesBased on true events, a tale set a generation before Lilac Girls traces the stories of three women, including Caroline Ferriday's mother, a Romanov cousin and a fortune-teller's daughter, against a backdrop of the Russian revolution and World War I.
Kiernan, Caitlin R.The Very Best of Caitlin R. Fantasy
Kim, AngieMiracle CreekThriller
Kistler, BonnieHouse on FireThriller
Kuznetsova, MariaOksana, Behave!Enduring a hand-to-mouth existence after emigrating from Ukraine to Florida, trouble-prone Oksana romanticizes memories of her early life in Russia before a visit to her grandmother helps her discover how to love life without doing harm.
Lalami, LailaThe Other AmericansThe suspicious death of a Moroccan immigrant impacts the lives of a diverse cast of characters including his jazz-composer daughter, an undocumented witness and an Iraqi War veteran.
Lansdale, Joe R.The Elephant of SurpriseCrime
Lasdun, JamesAfternoon of a FaunTaut, stylish, and psychologically acute novel dramatizes the search for truth as an accusation of sexual assault plunges a journalist into a series of deepening crises.
Lelchuk, S. A.Save Me from Dangerous MenOperating a private investigator business from an office above her bookstore, bibliophile and part-time vigilante Nikki Griffin becomes the target of dangerous adversaries when she breaks cover to save a woman's life.
Les Becquets, DianeThe Last Woman in the ForestThriller
Li, YiyunWhere Reasons EndDraws on the author's experiences of losing a child to suicide in a tribute to the love and complexities of parent-child bonds that reimagines an urgent conversation between a mother and teenage son.
Macallister, GreerWoman 99Thriller
McKevett, G. A.Bitter BrewMystery
McMahon, JenniferThe InvitedWhen an inspired effort to build her dream home is overshadowed by discoveries about her rural property's violent past, a former history teacher becomes obsessed with the stories of three generations of local women who died under suspicious circumstances.
McPherson, CatrionaScot & SodaMystery
Means, DavidInstructions for a FuneralA collection of 14 stories from the O. Henry Prize-winning author includes the story of a woman whose seemingly natural death was in fact a murder, and an FBI raid which goes spectacularly wrong.
Michaels, FernFar and AwayWomen
Monroe, MaryOver the FenceDepression-era Southern bootleggers Milton and Yvonne Hamilton discover their neighbors are involved in dubious businesses themselves and threaten to blackmail them in order to hide their own dirty secrets.
Morgan, SarahOne Summer in ParisRomance
Mukherjee, AbirSmoke and AshesMystery
Naqvi, H. M.The Selected Works of Abdullah the CossackLiterary
O'Nan, StewartHenry, HimselfA 75-year-old retired engineer looks out on 1998 and sees a world he suspects has passed him by, and weighs his life's dreams against his regrets, in this prequel to Emily, Alone.
Page, Katherine HallThe Body in the WakeMystery
Patrick, PhaedraThe Library of Lost and FoundA shy librarian whose kind heart is often exploited receives a mysterious book of fairy tales from the beloved grandmother she believed dead and embarks on a perspective-changing journey of astonishing family secrets.
Patterson, JamesThe 13-minute MurderThriller
Patterson, JamesThe 18th AbductionMystery
Pattison, EliotBones of the EarthInspector Shan realizes he is being caught in the middle of a dangerous power struggle after a Tibetan monk is accused of using Buddhist magic to murder Chinese soldiers.
Peterson, TracieWhen You Are NearChristian
Pinsker, SarahSooner or Later Everything Falls into the SeaFantasy
Pyper, AndrewThe HomecomingLiterary
Quick, AmandaTightropeRomance
Ridker, AndrewThe AltruistsA professor at a Midwestern college invites his estranged children to reconcile with him at his St. Louis home, but he is also after the large fortune his ex-wife left the children.
Rooney, SallyNormal PeopleThe unconventional secret childhood bond between a popular boy and a lonely, intensely private girl is tested by character reversals in their first year at a Dublin college that render one introspective and the other social, but self-destructive.
Ross, Ann B.Miss Julia Takes the WheelWomen
Rowley, StevenThe EditorLiterary
Russell, CraigThe Devil AspectA brilliant young psychologist in 1935 Czechoslovakia begins his job at an asylum housing the country's six most depraved murderers, while a detective tries to identify the mindset of a brutal serial killer in Prague.
Sandford, JohnNeon PreyCrime
Sansom, C. J.TomblandMystery
Scibona, SalvatoreThe VolunteerThe abandonment of a child at an international airport is tied to the Vietnam War experiences of a restless recruit into a clandestine branch of the U.S. government.
Serpell, NamwaliThe Old DriftThree generations of a cursed family traverse from India and Italy to England and ultimately a fantastical Zambia of the near future, where an interstitial Greek chorus of mosquitoes traces their vibrant human experiences as children, parents and grandparents.
Smith, J. P.The DrowningThriller
Smith, Wilbur A.King of KingsAction
Snelling, LauraineHalf FinishedChristian
Steel, DanielleBlessing in DisguiseWomen
Swanson, PeterBefore She Knew HimA Boston artist with bipolar disorder, while she is in a new neighbor's home, spots an item that once belonged to the victim of an unsolved murder.
Swinson, KikiHis Rebound BitchUrban
Tanen, SloaneThere's a Word for ThatA wildly flawed family comes together—in rehab, of all places—even as each member is on the verge of falling apart.
Thayne, RaeAnneThe Cliff HouseRomance
Thiong'o, Ngugi WaMinutes of GloryPublished for the first time in the United States, a story collection celebrates the works of a noted African writer.
Verble, MargaretCherokee AmericaIn the Spring of 1875 in the Cherokee Nation, Check, a wealthy farmer and mother of five boys, must protect her mixed-race family and tight-knit community at all costs when violence erupts.
Ward, J. R.The SaviorRomance
Winston, LollyMe for YouFamily Life
February 2019
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Adkins, MaryWhen You Read ThisLiterary
Andrews, MesuOf Fire and LionsChristian
A'zaylerHeart of the HustleUrban
Baldacci, DavidRedemptionThriller
Beattie, AnnA Wonderful Stroke of LuckBeattie's twenty-first novel explores the complicated relationship between a charismatic teacher and his students, and the secrets we keep from those we love.
Berry, SteveThe Malta ExchangeThriller
Blackadder, JesseIn the Blink of an EyeMoving from chilly Tasmania to subtropical Murwillumbah in New South Wales, the Brennan family is placed under suspicion in the wake of a devastating tragedy that shatters their senses of normalcy.
Box, C. J.Wolf PackCrime
Boyle, WilliamA Friend Is a Gift You Give YourselfGoodfellas meets Thelma and Louise when an unlikely trio of women in New York find themselves banding together to escape the clutches of violent figures from their pasts.
Brunstetter, Wanda E.The Forgiving JarAmish
Cameron, MarcOpen CarrySkilled tracker U.S. Marshal Arliss Cutter must leave his comfort zone in the Florida swamplands to investigate the murder of a Tlingit Indian girl in the wilds of southeast Alaska.
Castellani, ChristopherLeading MenA life-changing encounter among Tennessee Williams, his lover Frank Merlo and a taciturn Swedish beauty at a 1953 Truman Capote party culminates in deathbed revelations about Williams's final play a decade later.
Childs, LauraBroken Bone ChinaMystery
Choi, SusanTrust ExerciseIn the early 1980s, two first-year students at a high-powered performing arts high school fall in love and, like their peers, circle around their acting teacher.
Clark, Mary HigginsKiss the Girls and Make Them CryThriller
Coben, HarlanRun AwayThriller
Collins, MeganThe Winter SisterThriller
Cussler, CliveCeltic EmpireAction
Daugherty, ChristiA Beautiful CorpseMystery
Davis, KathrynThe Silk RoadKirkus Reviews: "A book that stuns, almost literally, with its force and its humility. A tender book. A savage book. A once-in-a-lifetime story."
Dickey, Eric JeromeBefore We Were WickedAfrican-American
Dodd, ChristinaWhat Doesn't Kill HerThriller
Durst, Sarah BethThe Deepest BlueFantasy
Eggers, DaveThe ParadeLiterary
Englander, NathanKaddish.comAn atheist son in an Orthodox Jewish family refuses to recite the Kaddish for his father after he dies, horrifying his mother and sisters, but then decides to hire a stranger through the Internet to recite the daily prayer.
Evanovich, StephanieUnder the TableRomance
Fairstein, Linda A.Blood OathMystery
Feehan, ChristineToxic GameRomance
Fielding, JoyAll the Wrong PlacesThriller
Frances, MichelleThe TempBusiness-mogul Carrie is at the top of her game, but as an ambitious woman named Emma fills in for her as she prepares to have her baby, Carrie finds her life quickly falling apart. An international best-seller.
Gates, EvaSomething Read, Something DeadMystery
Giordano, MarioAuntie Poldi and the Vineyards of EtnaProsecco-loving Auntie Poldi defends her community when a dog is poisoned and a respected handyman goes missing amid a rise in local Mafia activities.
Goodman, CarolThe Night VisitorsThriller
Graham, HeatherA Lethal LegacyRomantic Suspense
Gray, AnissaThe Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry GirlsWhen their formidably strong-willed eldest sister is arrested, abruptly transitioning their family from respectability to disgrace, two younger sisters confront complicated dynamics in their family and identities to uncover what really happened.
Grebe, CamillaAfter She's GoneThriller
Griffin, AnneWhen All Is SaidAn 84-year-old loner, sitting at a grand hotel bar in Ireland, toasts the five people who have meant the most to him while recalling unspoken losses and joys, a tragic secret and a fierce love.
Haseldine, JaneYou Fit the PatternMystery
Hines, Jim C.Terminal UprisingScience Fiction
Holmberg, Charlie N.Smoke and SummonsFantasy
Hustvedt, Siri