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Scarlett undercover

Latham, Jennifer.


"Scarlett, a sixteen-year-old private detective in the fictional city of Las Almas, finds herself at the center of a mysterious case--involving ancient curses, priceless artifacts, and jinn--as she discovers that her own family secrets may have more to do with the situation than she thinks"--

Lumberjanes. 1, Beware the kitten holy

Stevenson, Noelle, author.


"Five best friends spending the summer at Lumberjane scout camp...defeating yetis, three-eyed wolves, and giant falcons...what's not to love?! Friendship to the max! Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together...and they're not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way!" --

My notorious life [a novel]

Manning, Kate.


An evocative tale based on the life of a controversial Victorian New York City midwife features plucky orphan Axie Muldoon, who recounts her apprenticeship and establishment of a thriving practice that is threatened by a censorious zealot.

Ancillary justice

Leckie, Ann.


Now isolated in a single frail human body, Breq, an artificial intelligence that used to control of a massive starship and its crew of soldiers, tries to adjust to her new humanity while seeking vengeance and answers to her questions.

The Girls at the Kingfisher Club : a novel

Valentine, Genevieve.


This reimagining of the "Twelve Dancing Princesses" traces the story of a family of flappers who work in a 1920s speakeasy until their suspicious father decides to marry them off, prompting a confrontation with a bootlegger from the eldest sister's past.

The last policeman

Winters, Ben H.


When the Earth is doomed by an imminent and unavoidable asteroid collision, New Hampshire homicide detective Hank Palace considers the worth of his job in a world destined to end in six months and investigates a suspicious suicide that nobody else cares about.

Wolf in white van

Darnielle, John.


Isolated by a disfiguring injury, Sean Phillips crafts imaginary worlds for strangers to play in. From his small apartment in southern California, he orchestrates fantastic adventures where possibilities, both dark and bright, open in the boundaries between the real and the imagined. As the creator of Trace Italian-- a text-based, role-playing game played through the mail-- Sean guides players from around the world. Lance and Carrie are high school students from Florida, explorers of the Trace. But when they take their play into the real world, disaster strikes, and Sean is called to account for it.

Lois Lane : fallout

Bond, Gwenda, author.


Lois Lane is the new girl at East Metropolis High, and her instinct to ask questions brings her and her online friend, Smallville Guy, into conflict with some bullying video gamers called the Warheads, who are being used in a dangerous virtual reality experiment.

Mr. Churchill's secretary : a novel

MacNeal, Susan Elia.


London, 1940. Winston Churchill has just been sworn in, war rages across the Channel, and the threat of a Blitz looms larger by the day. But none of this deters Maggie Hope. She graduated at the top of her college class and possesses all the skills of the finest minds in British intelligence, but her gender qualifies her only to be the newest typist at No. 10 Downing Street.

This title is also available as an audiobook, eaudio, and Overdrive and 3m ebook.

Suggested by Becky

The book of Silverberg : stories in honor of Robert Silverberg


In The Book of Silverberg, editors Gardner Dozois and William Schafer have assembled a tribute anthology fully worthy of the Master himself. These wonderfully original stories that inhabit and extend some of Silverberg's most memorable creations.

Suggested by Becky

Love. Volume 1, The tiger

Brémaud, Frédéric, author.


A lush paradise when viewed from a distance, the jungle provides camouflage to a daily Hell of trials and survival for those who live there. Portrayed as a day in the life of the king of the jungle, this lavishly illustrated story follows a single majestic tiger through a wordless adventure as it hunts prey and defends itself from other would-be killers defending their own territory.

Suggested by Becky

Lending a paw

Cass, Laurie.


With the help of her rescue cat Eddie, librarian Minnie Hamilton is driving a bookmobile based in the resort town of Chilson, Michigan. But she'd better keep both hands on the wheel, because its going to be a bumpy ride.

This title is also available as a Overdrive ebook.

Suggested by Becky

The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry : a novel

Joyce, Rachel.


Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does. One morning a letter arrives, addressed to Harold in a shaky scrawl, from a woman he hasn’t heard from in twenty years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. But before Harold mails off a quick reply, a chance encounter convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person.

This title is also available in large print, eaudio, and Overdrive and 3m ebooks.

Suggested by Becky

America again : re-becoming the greatness we never weren't

Colbert, Stephen, 1964-

818.607 COLBERT

Covering subjects ranging from healthcare to the economy to food, Stephen gives America the dose of truth it needs to get back on track.

Suggested by Danielle

My drunk kitchen : a guide to eating, drinking & going with your gut

Hart, Hannah, author.

641.5 HART

One day Hart, a bored New York City transplant, decided to make a fake cooking show for a friend back in California. In her book, she presents a collection of stories, drawings, drink recommendations, cooking tips, and recipes to make and enjoy between drinks. The result is a hilarious-- and surprisingly useful-- reminder to enjoy life, and that together we can make it through.

Suggested by Danielle

New German cooking : recipes for classics revisited

Nolen, Jeremy, author.

641.5943 NOLEN

Suggested by Danielle

Laughing at my nightmare

Burcaw, Shane, author.


"With acerbic wit ... Shane Burcaw describes the challenges he faces as a twenty-one-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. From awkward handshakes to having a girlfriend and everything in between, Shane handles his situation with humor and a 'you-only-live-once' perspective on life. While he does talk about everyday issues that are relatable to teens, he also offers an eye-opening perspective on what it is like to have a life-threatening disease"--

Suggested by Danielle

Maddie on things : a super serious project about dogs and physics

Humphrey, Theron.

636.753 HUMPHRE

Suggested by Danielle

Gone crazy in Alabama

Williams-Garcia, Rita, author.


"Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern are off to Alabama to visit their grandmother, Big Ma, and her mother, Ma Charles. Across the way lives Ma Charles's half sister, Miss Trotter. The two half sisters haven't spoken in years. As Delphine hears about her family history, she uncovers the surprising truth that's been keeping the sisters apart. But when tragedy strikes, Delphine discovers that the bonds of family run deeper than she ever knew possible" --

Suggested by Danielle

Dreaming spies

King, Laurie R.


Laurie R. King offers us yet another satisfying glimpse of Sherlock Holmes and his resourceful wife in the latest installment of the Mary Russell series. This time, Holmes and Russell are aboard an ocean liner headed for Japan when they meet a young Japanese tutor who is much more dangerous than she appears... Ninjas, mysterious documents and international intrigue abound!

Suggested by Jane

Shed decor : how to decorate & furnish your favorite garden room

Coulthard, Sally, author.

747.791 COULTHA

In need of a place to work, play, or relax? If you are lucky enough to have a shed in your backyard, it may become your new, favorite stay-cation spot! This inspirational design guide shows you how to take your grubby potting shed or eyesore single garage from frumpy to fabulous. Whether you want a rustic hideaway or an urban den, a "salvage chic" office or a quirky, creative studio, you'll find hundreds of clever ideas to inspire your shed makeover.

Suggested by Jane

The sacred lies of Minnow Bly

Oakes, Stephanie (Young adult author)


This book will keep you reading all night long! Seventeen year old Minnow Bly is imprisoned for committing a violent crime. Is she also responsible for murdering the Prophet, the enigmatic leader of the Kevinian cult where Minnow grew up? Did she burn the Community to the ground, killing and injuring other members of the cult? No one would blame Minnow for wanting revenge. After all, when she was arrested, the only objects in the pockets of her blue, long-skirted dress were the remains of her two amputated hands, chopped off by the Kevinian Community as a punishment for not conforming to the rules. But how could a girl without hands have committed the crimes she is accused of? And, how do you separate the lies from the truth?

Suggested by Jane

The final silence

Neville, Stuart, 1972-


Rea Carlisle has inherited a house from an uncle she never knew. While clearing out the house, she discovers that one of the upstairs rooms is stubbornly locked. After forcing it open, she discovers a chair, a table, and a leather-bound book filled with chilling mementos: locks of hair, fingernails, and a catalogue of victims. Horrified, Rea turns to disgraced Belfast police inspector Jack Lennon for help. Lennon becomes the primary murder suspect when Rea turns up dead. Running out of time, Lennon has to find answers before he is imprisoned or becomes the target of a maniacal and ruthless killer. This mystery will keep you on your toes!

Suggested by Jane


Vann, David, author.


Twelve-year old Caitlin lives alone with her mother in subsidized housing next to Boeing Field in South Seattle. Each day, Caitlin walks alone after school to the Seattle Aquarium to study the fish while she waits for her mother to get off work and pick her up. Gazing at the fish, Caitlin immerses herself in a shimmering universe outside her own reality. When she befriends an older man at the tanks who seems as fascinated by the fish as she is, Caitlin begins to share her personal "aquarium", cracking open a dark family secret with the potential for terrifying consequences.

Suggested by Jane

The organic artist : make your own paint, paper, pens, pigments, prints, and more from nature

Neddo, Nick.

702.84 NEDDO

It's time to go back to basics! If you're interested in art, but find that it's becoming an increasingly expensive hobby, The Organic Artist is just the book for you! It encourages us all to return to those days when art was made with all-natural materials, such as charcoal and birch bark. Immersing you in the natural world.

Suggested by Jane

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