|File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents, Lemony Snicket
Called upon to investigate thirteen suspicious incidents in Stain’d-by-the-Sea, young Lemony Snicket collects clues, questions witnesses, and cracks every case.
|One Came Home, Amy Timberlake
In 1871 Wisconsin, thirteen-year-old Georgia sets out to find her sister Agatha, presumed dead when remains are found wearing the dress she was last seen in, and before the end of the year gains fame as a sharpshooter and foiler of counterfeiters.
|Half a King, Joe Abercrombie
Heir to the throne Yarvi, prompted by the murder of his father, embarks on a kingdom-transforming journey to regain the throne, even though having only one good hand means he cannot wield a weapon.
|The Secret Life of Violet Grant, Beatriz Williams
Defying the privilege of her 1960s Fifth Avenue family to pursue a job with a style magazine, recent college graduate Vivian Schuyler discovers a secret about an aunt she never knew who at the dawn of World War I fled her oppressive marriage to pursue an audacious goal.
|Home Matters, Julie N. Ford
According to her mother, Olivia Pembroke was born to be a star. But how is she supposed to be famous when she can’t even get a decent acting gig? Her lucky break comes when she lands an audition for a wildly popular home improvement show.
|Tyringham Park, Rosemary McLoughlin
Charlotte Blackshaw is only eight years old when her little sister Victoria vanishes from the magnificent country estate of Tyringham Park, in 1917. As the years pass and her sister’s disappearance casts a shadow over the estate, the mysteries of Tyringham Park continue to have a hold on Charlotte.
|The Everygirl’s Guide to Diet and Fitness: How I Lost 40 lbs. and Kept It Off – and How You Can Too!, Maria Menounos with Keven Undergaro
From Maria Menounos, self-proclaimed EveryGirl and host of Extra, comes a lasting weight-loss program based on the Mediterranean diet of her childhood that will encourage women to think “smarter, simpler, healthier”—a personal mantra that helped the star lose (and keep off!) forty pounds.
|The Romanov Sisters: The Last Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra, Helen Rappaport
Draws on personal writings and private sources to challenge common misperceptions and illuminate the daily lives and vibrant personalities of the four Russian Grand Duchesses from their own perspectives, revealing their awareness of family turmoil and the approach of the Russian Revolution.
|The People’s Republic of Amnesia: The Tiananmen Revisited, Louisa Lim
Despite its emergence from backward isolation into a dynamic world economic power, a quarter-century after the People’s Army crushed unarmed protestors–labeled anti-revolutionaries–in Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989, the defining event of China’s modern history remains buried. Memory is dangerous in a country built to function on national amnesia. Though the consequences of Tiananmen Square are visible everywhere throughout China, what happened there has been consigned to silence. In The People’s Republic of Amnesia, NPR’s China correspondent Louisa Lim offers an insider’s account of this seminal tragedy, revealing the enormous impact it had on China and the reverberations still felt today.