The Whittiers

Danielle Steel

After the unexpected loss of their parents, the six adult Whittier children must reunite in the family home without their parents for the first time ever. The oldest, Lyle, is reaching a breaking point in his marriage and must decide whether a divorce would be best for him and his two children. Gloria’s big job on Wall Street has kept her single at thirty-nine, and growing ever more cynical. The twins, Caroline and Charlie, moved out long ago to start a fashion business that may now be faltering. Benjie, with special needs, is hit hard by the loss of his parents and needs his siblings’ help. And Annabelle, the youngest, drops out of college and starts to spin out of control. The eldest four are forced to put aside their personal issues and their grief to keep the family together and support each other and their two youngest siblings. 

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The Big Dark Sky

Dean Koontz

As a girl, Joanna Chase thrived on Rustling Willows Ranch in Montana until tragedy upended her life. Now at thirty-four, she is drawn by disturbing appeals back to the Montana farmstead. And she's not alone. People from all walks of life have converged at the remote ranch. All are haunted, on the run, obsessed, and seeking answers to the same omniscient danger Joanna came to confront.On the outskirts of Rustling Willows, a madman lurks with a frightening manifesto that only mass murder can bring to fruition. 

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Ted Kennedy

John A. Farrell

John A. Farrell’s magnificent biography of Edward M. Kennedy is the first single-volume life of the great figure since his death. Farrell’s long acquaintance with the Kennedy universe and the acclaim accorded his previous books—including his New York Times bestselling biography of Richard Nixon, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize—helped garner him access to a remarkable range of new sources, including segments of Kennedy’s personal diary and his private confessions to members of his family in the days that followed the accident on Chappaquiddick. Farrell is, without question, one of America’s greatest political biographers and a storyteller of deep wisdom and empathy. His book does full justice to this famously epic and turbulent life of almost unimaginable tragedy and triumph.

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Danielle Steel

Theodora Morgan, one of the most successful businesswomen in the world, prefers to keep a low profile since one year ago when her husband, industry mogul Matthieu Pasquier, and their son were kidnapped and held for ransom. That nightmare that ended in tragedy. Theo has reluctantly gone back to work running her company when she crosses paths with high-society networker Pierre de Vaumont. She invites him to a company event, unaware that Pierre has suspicious Russian contacts linked to the kidnapping. Senior CIA operative Mike Andrews realizes that Theo and Pierre will be on the same flight and learns of the event invitation. He poses as a lawyer to ensure Theo's safety. When Mike and Theo meet, their connection is instant, but Theo is completely unaware of Mike’s true objective or identity or that the life she is rebuilding is in grave danger.

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Sparring Partners

John Grisham

Jake Brigance is called upon to help an old friend, Mack Stafford, who three years earlier stole money from his clients, divorced his wife, filed for bankruptcy, and left his family in the middle of the night. Now Mack is back, but his homecoming does not go as planned. In “Strawberry Moon,” young Death Row inmate Cody Wallace has one final request as the clock winds down three hours to his scheduled execution. “Sparring Partners”  and brothers, Kirk and Rusty Malloy, loathe each other, speaking to each other only when necessary. As the firm disintegrates, the resulting fiasco falls into the lap of Diantha Bradshaw, the only person both partners trust. 

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Peril in Paris

Rhys Bowen

Darcy and I are preparing to welcome a brand-new addition to our little family. But when I receive a letter from my glamorous best friend, Belinda, Darcy suggests we take a trip to Paris to visit her and conduct some business of his own. Darcy has asked me to take on a small chore as a part of his latest assignment: To covertly retrieve something from an attendee of Coco Chanel’s fashion show. It seems easy enough, but when things go horribly wrong, I am left to find a killer all while trying to fend off a French policeman who is certain that I am a criminal mastermind. 

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Murder Book

Thomas Perry

When a sudden crime wave hits several small midwestern towns, the U.S. Attorney for the region calls on Harry Duncan to investigate. An ex-cop known for his unorthodox methods, Duncan is reluctant to go up against a widespread criminal organization—but the attorney in question is Ellen Leicester, the wife who left him fifteen years earlier, and to her, he can’t say no. Duncan begins compiling a “murder book,” the notebook in which a detective keeps records, interviews, photos—everything he needs to build his case. But his scrutiny of the gang soon makes both him and Ellen targets.


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Heart Bones

Colleen Hoover

After a childhood filled with poverty and neglect, Beyah Grim finally has her hard-earned ticket out of Kentucky with a full ride to Penn State. But two months before she’s finally free to change her life for the better, an unexpected death leaves her homeless and forced to spend the remainder of her summer in Texas with a father she barely knows. Devastated and anxious for the summer to go by quickly, Beyah has no time or patience for Samson, the wealthy, brooding guy next door. Yet, the connection between them is too intense to ignore. But with their upcoming futures sending them to opposite ends of the country, the two decide to maintain only a casual summer fling. Too bad neither has any idea that a rip current is about to drag both their hearts out to sea.

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Fat Girls Hiking

Summer Michaud-Skog

From the founder of the Fat Girls Hiking community comes an inclusive, inspiring call to the outdoors for people of all body types, sizes, and backgrounds. In a book brimming with heartfelt stories, practical advice, personal profiles of Fat Girls Hiking community members, and helpful trail reviews, Summer Michaud-Skog creates space for marginalized bodies with an insistent conviction that outdoor recreation should welcome everyone. Whether you’re an experienced or aspiring hiker, you’ll be empowered to hit the trails and find yourself in nature. Trails not scales!        

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Fall Guy

Archer Mayor

A high-end stolen car is discovered in Vermont filled with stolen items from a far-flung two state burglary spree as well as the body of the burglar in question, Don Kalfus. Joe Gunther's task force, charged with finding out why Kalfus was murdered, then finds evidence of a notorious unsolved child abduction case within a pile of stolen cell phones in the car. The case leads Joe Gunther's team from the New Hampshire coast to near the Canadian border as they attempt to find and capture the psychopath responsible for a tangled, historical web of misery, betrayal, and loss.

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Nicholas Sparks

After leaving an abusive husband, Beverly is attempting to create a new life for herself and son Tommie in a small town off the beaten track. Her stress only rises when Tommie insists he’d been hearing someone walking on the roof and calling his name late at night. And their money is running out. Failed musician Colby Mills now heads a small family farm in North Carolina but spontaneously takes a gig playing in a bar in St. Pete Beach, Florida. There he meets Morgan Lee, graduate of a prestigious college music program who wants to become a star in Nashville. It's first love at first sight in the course of a single unforgettable week. And fate will draw all three people together in a web of life-altering connections.

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Distant Thunder

Stuart Woods

During an intense storm in Dark Harbor, Maine, a perplexing murder lands a dead man on Stone Barrington's doorstep. As secrets swirl around this mystery man's identity, Stone quickly sets out to unravel a web of cunning misdirections and lies. Soon enough, he is embroiled in an elaborate game of cat and mouse between the CIA and nefarious foreign forces, including a bewitching new companion who comes under his protection. But when Stone's actions draw the attention of an old enemy, one who will stop at nothing to prevent the truth from getting out, Stone realizes he may have finally met his match.

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Code 6

James Grippando

Playwright Kate Gamble is struggling to launch a script about the dark side of Big Data, something she knows firsthand. Her father Christian is CEO of Buck Technologies, a private data integration company whose clients include prominent counter-terrorism organizations. This play would be the ultimate betrayal in her father's eyes. But Kate is compelled to tell this story, due in part to her mother's suicide with the note: I did it for Kate. Kate's childhood friend, Patrick Battle, is now Buck's golden boy with security clearance to the company's most sensitive projects. When the company comes under investigation, Patrick is kidnapped. The ransom demand is "Code 6"--the most dangerous technology her father's company has developed. Kate's fight to bring Patrick home safely reveals a cover up implicating powerful executives in the tech industry, while her play unleashes the demons behind her mother's cryptic final note. 



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Book Lovers

Emily Henry

Nora Stephens' life is books—she’s read them all—and she is not that type of heroine. The only people Nora is a heroine for are her clients, for whom she lands enormous deals as a cutthroat literary agent, and her beloved little sister Libby, with whom she agrees to go to Sunshine Falls, North Carolina for the month of August. But Nora keeps bumping into Charlie Lastra, a bookish brooding editor from back in the city. It would be a meet-cute if not for the fact that they’ve met many times and it’s never been cute. If Nora knows she’s not an ideal heroine, Charlie knows he’s nobody’s hero, but as they are thrown together again and again, what they discover might just unravel the carefully crafted stories they’ve written about themselves.



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The Lioness

Chris Bohjalian

Tanzania, 1964. When Katie Barstow, A-list actress, and her new husband, David Hill, decide to bring their Hollywood friends to the Serengeti for their honeymoon, they envision giraffes gently eating leaves from the tall acacia trees, great swarms of wildebeests crossing the Mara River, and herds of zebras storming the sandy plains. What Katie and her glittering entourage do not expect is this: a kidnapping gone wrong, their guides bleeding out in the dirt, and a team of Russian mercenaries herding their hostages into Land Rovers, guns to their heads. As the powerful sun gives way to night, the gunmen shove them into abandoned huts and Katie Barstow, Hollywood royalty, prays for a simple thing: to see the sun rise one more time. 

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The remains of the day

Kazuo Ishiguro

This is Kazuo Ishiguro's profoundly compelling portrait of a butler named Stevens. Stevens, at the end of three decades of service at Darlington Hall, spending a day on a country drive, embarks as well on a journey through the past in an effort to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving the great gentleman, Lord Darlington. But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington's greatness, and much graver doubts about the nature of his own life.

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Death of the Black Widow

James Patterson

On his first night with Detroit PD, Officer Walter O'Brien is called to a murder scene. A terrified twenty-year-old has bludgeoned her kidnapper with skill that shocks even O'Brien's veteran partner. The young woman is also a brilliant escape artist. Her bold flight from police custody makes the case impossible to solve--and, for Walter, even more impossible to forget. By the time Walter's promoted to detective, his fascination with the missing, gray-eyed woman is approaching obsession. And when Walter discovers that he's not alone in his search, one truth is certain. This deadly string of secrets didn't begin in his home city--but he's going to make sure it ends there.

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Three Debts Paid

Anne Perry

A serial killer is roaming the streets of London, and Daniel Pitt's university chum Ian, now a member of the police, is leading the search. The murders happen on rainy nights, but Ian knows the victims must have something in common beyond the weather. He turns to Miriam fford Croft, Daniel's good friend and now officially one of the first female pathologists in London, to tap her scientific know-how to find details he and Daniel have missed. With Miriam involved in the murder investigation, Ian passes Daniel the case of Nicholas Wolford, their former university professor. Charged with assault after reacting violently to an accusation of plagiarism, Wolford, a proud, boastful man, is loath to admit he was in the wrong as the murders continue with no clue as to who is committing themIs the "Rainy-day Slasher," as the newspapers have dubbed the killer, really just one person? Or have the investigators stumbled into a more complicated web of deceit? 


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Cold, Cold Bones

Kathy Reichs

Winter has come to North Carolina and, with it, a drop in crime. Freed from a heavy work schedule, Tempe Brennan is content to dote on her daughter Katy, finally returned to civilian life from the army. But when mother and daughter meet at Tempe’s place one night, they find a box on the back porch. Inside: a very fresh human eyeball. GPS coordinates etched into the eyeball lead to a Benedictine monastery where an equally macabre discovery awaits. Soon after, Tempe examines a mummified corpse in a state park, and her anxiety deepens. 
There seems to be no pattern to the subsequent killings uncovered, except that each mimics in some way a homicide that a younger Tempe had been called in to analyze. Who or what is targeting her, and why? 
Helping Tempe search for answers is detective Erskine “Skinny” Slidell, retired but still volunteering with the CMPD cold case unit—and still displaying his gallows humor. Also pulled into the mystery: Andrew Ryan, Tempe’s Montreal-based beau, now working as a private detective. Tempe is at a loss to establish the motive for what is going on…and then her daughter disappears.

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Great Gatsby (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

F Scott Fitzgerald

THE GREAT GATSBY is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan. Considered to be Fitzgerald's magnum opus, The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream. 

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