|Denton Little’s Death Date, Lance Rubin
In a world where everyone knows the day they will die, a teenage boy is determined to outlive his upcoming expiration date.
|The Remedy, Suzanne Young
In a world before The Program…. Quinlan McKee is a closer– she provides closure to grieving families by “becoming” a deceased loved one between the ages of fifteen and twenty. She’s not an exact copy, of course, but she wears their clothes, acts like them, is them for all intents and purposes. But to do her job successfully, she can’t get attached. When she’s given the assignment of “being” Catalina Barnes, Quinn begins to bond with the deceased girl’s boyfriend. But that’s only the beginning of the complications….
|Only Ever Yours, Louise O’Neill
Where women are created for the pleasure of men, beauty is the first duty of every girl. Women are no longer born naturally, and girls are raised in Schools and trained in the arts of pleasing men until they come of age. Freida and Isabel are best friends. Now, aged sixteen and in their final year, they expect to be selected as companions–wives to powerful men. All they have to do is ensure they stay in the top ten beautiful girls in their year. The alternatives–life as a concubine, or a chastity (teaching endless generations of girls)–are too horrible to contemplate. But as the intensity of final year takes hold, the pressure to be perfect mounts.
|Big Eyes, DR 19288
Walter Keane became a worldwide celebrity and talk show fixture in the 1950s after he pioneered the mass production of prints of big-eyed kids, and used his marketing savvy to sell them cheaply. Unfortunately, he claimed to be the artist. That role was played by Margaret, his shy wife. The ruse broke up their marriage and led to a divorce and a dramatic courtroom battle to prove authorship of the paintings. Available on Blu-ray and DVD.
|Annie, MU 19033
Annie is a young, happy foster kid who’s also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they’d be back for her someday, it’s been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan. But everything’s about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks, advised by his brilliant VP, Grace and Guy, makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.
|Rosewater, HB 19096
Based of a true story about a journalist who gets detained and brutally interrogated in prison for 118 days. A Tehran-born journalist based in London, Maziar Bahari returns to Iran to cover the 2009 presidential election and its ensuing riots. He is detained by Iranian forces who relentlessly interrogate him under suspicion that he is a spy. Available on Blu-ray and DVD.
|Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories, Mary Higgins Clark
Featuring the same chills and heart-pounding drama we’ve come to expect from a Mary Higgins Clark title, and including an exclusive author’s introduction, Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories is a spine-tingling read and glimpse into the evolution of the remarkable career of the “Queen of Suspense.”
|The Last Bookaneer, Matthew Pearl
Near the end of the nineteenth century, two bookaneers–literary pirates seeking authors’ manuscripts to steal–are caught up in a colonial war on Samoa as they compete for Robert Louis Stevenson’s last manuscript and make a fortune before a new international treaty ends the bookaneers’ trade.
|The Underground Abductor: An Abolitionist Tale, Nathan Hale
An illustrated introduction to the life and achievements of Harriet Tubman depicts her escape from slavery in the mid-nineteenth century and her life-risking dedication to helping runaway slaves find freedom north of the Mason-Dixon line.