|What Makes Olga Run: The Mystery of the 90-something Track Star and What She Can Teach Us about Living Longer, Happier Lives, Bruce GriersonBruce Grierson explores what the wild success of a ninety-three-year-old track star can tell us about how our bodies and minds age. Olga Kotelko is not your average ninety-three-year-old. She not only looks and acts like a much younger woman, she holds over twenty-three world records in track and field, seventeen in her current ninety to ninety-five category. Convinced that this remarkable woman could help unlock many of the mysteries of aging, Grierson set out to uncover what itis that’s driving Olga. He considers every piece of the puzzle, from her diet and sleep habits to how she scores on various personality traits, from what she does in her spare time to her family history.|
|The Encyclopedia of Early Earth: A Graphic Novel, Isabel Greenberg
A fictionalized account of the lives and adventures of the people who lived on early Earth before human history began is illustrated in a series of interconnected tales and fables.
|Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality, Max TegmarkMax Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present, and future, and through the physics, astronomy and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse.|
|The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz ZafónA boy named Daniel selects a novel from a library of rare books, enjoying it so much that he searches for the rest of the author’s works, only to discover that someone is destroying every book the author has ever written.|
|100 Cupboards, N.D. Wilson
After his parents are kidnapped, timid twelve-year-old Henry York leaves his sheltered Boston life and moves to small-town Kansas, where he and his cousin Henrietta discover and explore hidden doors in his attic room that seem to open onto other worlds.
|Defensive Wounds, Lisa Black
Forensic expert Theresa MacLean investigates the brutal murder of a criminal defense attorney at a Cleveland convention that reveals the frightening presence of a serial killer prowling the city.
|The Pagan Lord, Bernard Cornwell
At the onset of the tenth century, England is in turmoil. Alfred the Great is dead and Edward his son reigns as king. Wessex survives but peace cannot hold: the Danes in the north, led by Viking Cnut Longsword, stand ready to invade and will never rest until the emerald crown is theirs. Uhtred, once Alfred’s great warrior but now out of favor with the new king, must lead a band of outcasts north to recapture his old family home, that great Northumbrian fortress, Bebbanburg.
|Fear Nothing, Lisa Gardner
Seriously injured after stumbling into a crime scene she cannot remember, Boston Detective D. D. Warren learns about a second murder with the same characteristics only to discover that she is being personally targeted by the killer.
|Carthage, Joyce Carol Oates
When a young girl disappears near a community in the Adirondacks, the people of the town of Carthage must face the fact that an Iraq War veteran is the prime suspect.