Becoming, Michelle Obama
In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America, she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private. A deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations.
Heirs of the Founders, H.W. Brands
In the early 1800s, three young men strode onto the national stage, elected to Congress at a moment when the Founding Fathers were beginning to retire to their farms. Daniel Webster of Massachusetts, a champion orator known for his eloquence, spoke for the North and its business class. Henry Clay of Kentucky, as dashing as he was ambitious, embodied the hopes of the rising West. South Carolina’s John Calhoun, with piercing eyes and an even more piercing intellect, defended the South and slavery. Together these heirs of Washington, Jefferson and Adams took the country to war, battled one another for the presidency and set themselves the task of finishing the work the Founders had left undone. Thrillingly and authoritatively, H. W. Brands narrates an epic American rivalry and the little-known drama of the dangerous early years of our democracy.
Gmorning, Gnight! Little Pep Talks for Me & You, Lin-Manuel Miranda
From the creator and star of Hamilton comes an audiobook of affirmations to inspire listeners at the beginning and end of each day. Do NOT get stuck in the comments section of life today. Make, do, create the things. Let others tussle it out. Vamos! Before he inspired the world with Hamilton and was catapulted to international fame, Lin-Manuel Miranda was inspiring his Twitter followers with words of encouragement at the beginning and end of each day. He wrote these original sayings, aphorisms, and poetry for himself as much as for others. But as Miranda’s audience grew, these messages took on a life on their own. Now Miranda has gathered the best of his daily greetings into a collection. Full of comfort and motivation, Gmorning, Gnight! is a touchstone for anyone who needs a quick lift.
The Next Person You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom
In this enchanting sequel to the No. 1 best seller The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom tells the story of Annie – the little girl Eddie saved on Ruby Pier–and the five people she meets in heaven, where she is reunited with Eddie in a surprising and unforgettable novel of how our lives and losses intersect
Every Breath, Nicholas Sparks
Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she’s been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family’s cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future. Tru Walls has never visited North Carolina but is summoned to Sunset Beach by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. A safari guide, born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tru hopes to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding his mother’s early life and recapture memories lost with her death. When the two strangers cross paths, their connection is as electric as it is unfathomable … but in the immersive days that follow, their feelings for each other will give way to choices that pit family duty against personal happiness in devastating ways.
My Squirrel Days, Ellie Kemper
Meet Ellie, the best-intentioned redhead next door. You’ll laugh right alongside her as she shares tales of her childhood in St. Louis, whether directing and also starring in her family holiday pageant, washing her dad’s car with a Brillo pad, failing to become friends with a plump squirrel in her backyard, eating her feelings while watching PG-13 movies, or becoming a “sports monster” who ends up warming the bench of her Division 1 field hockey team in college. You’ll learn how she found her comedic calling in the world of improv, became a wife, mother and New Yorker, and landed the role of a bridesmaid (while simultaneously being a bridesmaid) in Bridesmaids. You’ll get to know and love the comic, upbeat, perpetually polite actress playing Erin Hannon on The Office, and the exuberant, pink-pants-wearing star of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Pinkalicious and the Amazing Sled Run, Victoria Kann
So much snow has fallen in Pinkville that the kids can go sledding from the rooftops, but Pinkalicious’ brother Peter is too afraid to sled from such a steep height.
Mr. Monkey Bakes a Cake, Jeff Mack
Mr. Monkey bakes a cake and enters it in a contest, but nothing goes as planned. Curious George meets Mr. Bean in this adorable new picture book series from author-illustrator Jeff Mack that follows the loveable Mr. Monkey on his wacky adventures.
Grumpy Goblins, Jaden Kent
When Squeaky the gremlin runs off with Owen’s favorite book, the dragon twins follow him right into a goblin village. All Owen wants is his book back, but the goblin leader Grom the Terrible wants something else: to battle Owen. Can Owen beat Grom the Terrible in a battle to win back his book and save Ella and Squeaky from the grumpy goblins?