|Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good, Jan Karon
After five hectic years of retirement from Lord’s Chapel, Father Tim Kavanagh returns with his wife, Cynthia, to Mitford where he – and his beloved friends and family – face the challenge of settling into the next phase of their lives.
|Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel
One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it.
|Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson, Patricia Briggs
Mercy Thompson’s world just got a whole lot bigger. A collection of all-new and previously published short stories featuring Mercy Thompson, “one of the best heroines in the urban fantasy genre today” (Fiction Vixen Book Reviews), and the characters she calls friends .
|I Forgot to Remember: A Memoir of Amnesia, Su Meck with Daniel de Visé
Just twenty-two years old, Su Meck was already married and the mother of two children in 1988 when a ceiling fan in the kitchen of her home fell from its mounting and struck her in the head. She survived the accident, but when she regained consciousness in the hospital the next day, she didn’t know her own name. Su realized that she would have to grow up all over again, and finally take control of the strange second life she had awoken into.
|Cosby: His Life and Times, Mark Whitaker
In a book based on extensive research and in-depth interviews with Bill Cosby and more than 60 of his closest friends and associates, the author offers a frank account of the comedian’s life and legacy.
|What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions, Randall Munroe
What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent the speed of light? How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live? If there was a robot apocalypse, how long would humanity last? In pursuit of answers, Munroe runs computer simulations, pores over stacks of declassified military research memos, solves differential equations, and consults with nuclear reactor operators. His responses are masterpieces of clarity and hilarity, complemented by his signature comics.
|The Arsonist, Sue Miller
A series of summer house fires exposes deep social faults in the hometown of Frankie Rowley, who makes unsettling discoveries about her aging parents while engaging in an affair with a local journalist.
|Wally! Come Down Right Now!, Bil Lepp
Stories written and performed by famed storyteller Bil Lepp.
|Charlie Bumpers vs. The Squeaking Skull, Bill Harley
As Halloween nears, Charlie and Tommy hope to get out of taking their little sisters trick-or-treating and go by themselves to Alex’s upscale neighborhood instead. When they attend a sleepover at Alex’s house and Charlie learns that partygoers will be watching a very scary horror movie, he panics.