The Great Alone
“Kristin Hannah's The Great Alone is a powerful, compelling story of survival - survival of the natural elements and of the human spirit. It's 1974, and 13-year-old Leni Allbright lives with her devoted mother, Cora, and abusive father, Ernt, who was a prisoner of war during Vietnam. America is changing after the war, and Ernt thinks their best chance at a fresh start is to move off the grid, to America's last frontier - Alaska. Grizzlies, wolves, and dropping temperatures are Leni's worries outside of her family's cabin, but as Ernt's battle with his demons rages on, it's no safer inside. The result is a beautifully descriptive, heart-wrenching adventure.”Hillary Taylor, Lemuria Bookstore
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
A Flavia de Luce Mystery
Flavia de Luce: Book #1
In his wickedly brilliant first novel, Debut Dagger Award winner Alan Bradley introduces one of the most singular and engaging heroines in recent fiction: eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison. It is the summer of 1950—and a series of inexplicable events has struck Buckshaw, the decaying English mansion... Read more »
This Is How It Always Is
The Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick
*Named one of the top 10 books of 2017 by People Magazine*
“It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me think.” —Liane Moriarty, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies
This is how a family keeps a secret…and how that secret ends up keeping them.
This is how a family lives...
Now on Netflix!
A Wall Street Journal Best Science Fiction Book of 2018
“Just try to put this gripping thriller down once you pick it up.” —AARP
“A shock on every other page.” —Wall Street Journal
How far would you go to find The One?
A simple DNA test is all it takes. Just a quick mouth swab and soon you’ll be matched with your perfect partner—the... Read more »
The Woman in the White Kimono
Oceans and decades apart, two women are inextricably bound by the secrets between them.
Japan, 1957. Seventeen-year-old Naoko Nakamura’s prearranged marriage to the son of her father’s business associate would secure her family’s status in their traditional Japanese community, but Naoko has fallen for another man—an American sailor, a gaijin—and... Read more »
From two-time Leacock Medal winner Terry Fallis comes a funny and smart new novel about destiny—and what it means to forge your own path.
Adam Coryell is your average high-school student—well, except for that obsession with fountain pens—when his life changes forever. Based on a study by a quirky Swedish professor that claims... Read more »
The Lager Queen of Minnesota
“Stradal brings the heart here with characters you will really enjoy. They face the future with difficulty, courage and bravery. The story of the three determined women using what they know, baking pies and making beer, help them succeed. P.S. You don’t have to like pies or beer to savor this book.”Mollie, HearthFire Books and Treats
The Other Windsor Girl
A Novel of Princess Margaret, Royal Rebel
“I was so excited to listen to this historical fiction novel. The story takes place just after WWII. The Hon. Vera Strathmore is introduced to Princess Margaret and they hit it off instantly. Princess Margaret is fascinated with Vera because she writes graphic romance novels. Vera becomes the Princess' Lady-In-Waiting. She also becomes the narrator of the story. Princess Margaret is by far the most colorful and animated member of the royal family. This book is entertaining as well as captivating. The Narrator has a cool, crisp accent which adds a sparkle to this delightful story.”Melinda, Buttonwood Books and Toys
“Truth is stranger than fiction for two detectives and an aspiring author, characters featured in Katrine Engberg’s new novel, The Tenant. No one is quite who we think they are, so we’re right there with police detectives Jeppe Korner and Anette Werner as they try to unravel the multitude of threads connecting victims, possible suspects, and witnesses. Terror and thrills abound as Engberg keeps all of us guessing right up to the end. I didn’t breathe a sigh of relief until the last page.”Eileen McGervey, Just One More Page Books
“From the fated flight of Virgil Wander’s Pontiac into the frigid waters of Lake Superior to an encounter with Rune, an enigmatic kite enthusiast searching for word of a long-lost son, and other interactions with the citizens of Greenstone, Minnesota, Leif Enger’s new novel is a most welcome, albeit quirky, story of words and people lost and found. Lovers of Peace Like a River, rejoice! Enger is back with another enchanting and enriching tale of community and revival, with his ever-deft touch of magic and grace. A perfect remedy for those whose hearts ache from our present reality, Virgil Wander is a treasure to be shared with all readers.”Mark Nichols, Bank Square Books
“Mercy House is a beautifully written and narrated story of a group of nuns who open a home for abused girls and women, only to have it threatened by a bishop that holds a vendetta. Alena Dillon has somehow reached straight into my soul and my anger toward the failings of the Catholic Church and all of the treacherous people it has and continues to protect within its ranks. This is a fantastic book.”Mary, Anderson's Bookshop
The Lost and Found Bookshop
“This is an absolutely splendid novel that spoke volumes to me. You have a girl who experiences a tragedy that leads to a better life, despite issues and hardship along the way, and a guy right in front of her who is perfect for her though she assumes he is not. I highlighted so many passages in this book to savor and remember. This is a perfect story for bookstore lovers and lovers of books.”Patty Reed, Ferguson Books & More!
“"The Exiles" is a powerful and gorgeously written portrait of colonial Australia during the Transportation. From Evangeline, a pregnant convict determined to make a better life for herself after incarceration, to Mathinna, a Palawa Aborigine forcibly adopted from her home and community in Flinders, and still to so many others, Kline creates a page-turning story about how disempowered women survive the fates bestowed onto them, and effect change both in their lives and those of others. I read between print and audiobook, and must mention that Caroline Lee's mastery of a variety of accents from the British diaspora made the characters all the more distinct and real. She brought Kline's words, already compelling, to life.”Cat, Oxford Exchange
“Oh my. Megan Campisi’s Sin Eater completely took me by surprise. It is a wholly unique combination of fantasy, mystery, and historical fiction. Filled with intriguing characters and vivid imagery, this inventive tale will immerse readers in the deceit and intrigue of the royal court. Campisi’s narrator is what really sets this novel apart — the sin eater, a woman called to hear the sins of the dying and consume the foods that represent them. A dark, thrilling read!”Anderson McKean, Page and Palette
“I wanted to live in this book forever and for it to never, ever end. I have never had a book hangover like the one I had when I finished this book. It is so, so, so, good. Every word is perfectly chosen and often not the expected choice. I can't say enough about both the writing and the narration and I already can't wait to listen to this one again.”Elisa, Another Read Through
A Madness of Sunshine
“Singh brings us into the wild side of New Zealand, to a tiny village where the new cop knows everybody by name and really cares about protecting them. Maya has returned to find her old school friends greatly changed — and one may be a serial killer. This thriller is compelling; the characters are fresh and exciting but realistic. The tension builds with every page turned, right up to the finale — wow!”Karen Bakshoian, Letterpress Books
"Daisy Edgar-Jones and Alison Steadman team up as a fun, quirky grandmother and granddaughter pair in this lively narration...The two narrators, each portraying her respective character's point of view, are a perfect match." --AudioFile Magazine
This program is read by British actors Alison Steadman and Daisy Edgar-Jones, star of Hulu's...
A Thousand Ships
If you enjoyed The Song of Achilles, then you’ll love A Thousand Ships.
“If you read The Iliad and The Odyssey more than the single time required in high school, if you've seen Troy in it's entirety with its Hollywood heartthrobs an embarrassingly number of times, if you've named a pet Hector or Patroclus, or if you love Madeline Miller's Song of Achilles, then this book is certainly for you. If none of that is true, but you appreciate creative narrative play or have an interest in the role of women in history, if you enjoy Greek mythology or read the entire Percy Jackson series with your kid, then this book is also for you. Well written, strong voices, and a unique style make this a delight.”Kristine, Buttonwood Books and Toys
Finlay Donovan Is Killing It
The Finlay Donovan Series: Book #1
If you enjoyed One for the Money "International Edition", then you’ll love Finlay Donovan Is Killing It.
“Overall, a really fun audiobook with an engaging Findlay Donovan, a romance writer. She’s a bit of a hot mess, with a missed deadline, 2 small (and bratty kids), overdue bills and a custody fight with a cheating ex-husband. A misunderstanding at a meeting with her agent, she unwittingly comes under contract to kill an abusive spouse. Hijinks ensue but she finds a friend in her former nanny and her writers block is conquered. If you enjoy Stephanie Plum or Izzy Spellman, you will enjoy this as well.”Audrey, Belmont Books