The Gentleman of Moscow, News of the World, by Paulette Jilesby Amor Towles
A new favorite!
War and Peace meets Heloise in this absolutely delightful novel. Written with charm and
grace, the story of Count Rostov�s post-Revolutionary life under house arrest in the Metropol
Hotel, gives us a fascinating view of Russian life, both large and small. As old regimes give
way to new, how much do we fight to hold on to our mores and ideals? Towles brings a
light touch to a deep subject, making this a novel you do not want to miss. - Katherine
News of the World, a novel by Paulette Jiles
Jiles captures the flavor of the post-Civil War American West perfectly in this tale built around two
strong characters. Captain Kidd brings news to isolated Texans by giving paid readings drawn from
the East Coast and European news articles. The elderly widower accepts the taxk of returning a ten-
year-old girl to her faraway relatives. She had earlier been captured by the Kiowa and adapted to
their Indian ways. Now her crafty intelligence & surprising skill helps to save them both from attack.
I do love westerns and recommend this pageturner highly! - Karen
How to Get Run Over By a Truck, by Katie McKenna
McKenna captures your attention with the very first sentence. I literally could not put the book down,
and I'm a busy lady! This is much more than a memoir because Katie takes us through every step of a personal disaster
but with her fine sense of humor. You will be astonished by what she endured and touched by her family's determination
to do whatever is needed for Katie's survival. Highly recommended! - Karen
The Wonder, by Emma Donoghue
In Emma Donoghue's latest masterpiece, an English nurse brought to a small Irish village to
observe what appears to be a miracle-a girl said to have survived without food for months,
soon finds herself fighting to save the child's life. Tourists flock to the cabin of eleven-year-old
Anna O'Donnell, who believes herself to be living off manna from heaven, and a journalist is
sent to cover the sensation. Lib Wright, a veteran of Florence Nightingale's Crimean campaign,
is hired to keep watch over the girl --a tale of two strangers who transform each other's lives.
Wangs vs. the World, by Jade Chang
A hilarious debut novel about a wealthy but fractured Chinese immigrant family that had it all,
only to lose every last cent�and about the road trip they take across America that binds them
back together. Charles Wang is mad at America. A brash, lovable immigrant businessman who
built a cosmetics empire and made a fortune, he�s just been ruined by the financial crisis. Now
all Charles wants is to get his kids safely stowed away so that he can go to China and attempt
to reclaim his family�s ancestral lands�and his pride. Outrageously funny and full of charm,
The Wangs vs. the World is an entirely fresh look at what it means to belong in America�and
how going from glorious riches to (still name-brand) rags brings one family together in a way
money never could.
Leave Me, a novel by Gayle Forman
Every woman who has ever fantasized about driving past her highway exit instead of going
home to make dinner, or imagined boarding a train to a place where nobody needs constant
attention � meet Maribeth. A harried working mother, recovering from a heart attack, realizes
her illness is an imposition on her loved ones. She does the unthinkable � packs a bag and
leaves. Far from the demands of family and career, she finds liberating new friendships and
owns up to secrets she has been keeping from herself. A big-hearted novel that asks, �What
happens when a grown woman runs away from home?�
Razor Girl: a novel by Carl Hiaasen
Our hero, Andrew Yancy, is back in Florida trying to get his job back. Merry Mansfield, master
of the car crash scam, inserts herself into his life with brazen confidence. Hilarious nonstop action
with quirky characters: reality TV stars, redneck kidnappers, mobsters & corrupt developers.
The Last Days of Night, a novel by Graham Moore
A historical legal thriller centered on the key personalities who fought the War of the Currents.
It's John Grisham meets The Alienist in New York, 1888. The miracle of electric light and untold
glory (and untold riches) await the man who can power the nation with this new technology.
Thomas Edison has won the race to the patent office and is now suing his rival, George Westinghouse, for infringement for the unheard of sum of a billion dollars. To defend himself, Westinghouse makes a surprising choice in his attorney: he hires an untested 26-year-old fresh out of Columbia Law School - Paul Cravath. The task facing Cravath is beyond daunting - Edison quickly shows himself an implacable and crafty opponent who will lie, cheat and betray in order to win. Paul, a man of principle, starts making compromises he never imagined. And as he takes great risks, he'll find that everyone is playing their own game, and no one is quite who they seem.
Guinness World Records 2017, contributions by Buzz Aldrin, Chris Hadfield
This new annual is bursting with exciting new records on topics as diverse as black holes, owls and
killer plants. Want to know the highest anyone has traveled on a skateboard, or how fast a raccoon
can ride a bicycle? All your favorite catagories are updated by our team who traveled the globe to
capture images of the most impressive record holders.
New feature: Want to be a record-breaker? Find challenges for you to attempt in your backyard,
the kitchen or in the gym.
Rise of the Rocket Girls, by Nathalia Holt
In the 1940's and 50's when the new Jet Propulsion Lab needed quick-thinking mathematicians to
calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with
only pencil, paper and math prowess, helped bring about American satellites, rocket design and
solar system exploration. These women broke the boundaries of gender and science.
London: a Travel Guide Through Time, by Dr. Matthew Greene
Guiding us through six extraordinary periods in London�s history: the ages of Shakespeare, medieval
city life, the reign of Victoria and the Blitz. Meet traitors, actors and apothecaries, the mad, bad and
dangerous to know � a thrilling, vibrant history of the world�s liveliest city.
From Darkness to dynasty: the First 40 Years of the New England Patriots, by Jerry Thornton
The wild, zany and forgotten history of the NFL's premier franchise. Love them or hate them, their
accomplishments are nothing short of remarkable. In addition to 4 Super bowl championships, the
Patriots have the best coach in the league, a smart, savvy front office, and a future Hall of Fame
internationally recognized Quarterback. They are the ultimate paradigm of success.