Our current Adult Reading Programme is in full swing but there is still plenty of time to join - it runs between July and October. Below are the books and categories you can choose from. Just come on in and see us at the Library to enrol!
A follow-up to Stars of Fortune by a #1 New York Times best-selling author finds traveler Sawyer King leading the guardians to the island of Capri, where he is tempted to abandon his life on land for love of a beautiful mermaid at the same time their enemy forges a deadly new weapon. By the best-selling author of the In Death series.
When his group is discovered and forced to flee, Kendrick, a white tiger Shifter and the Guardian of un-Collared Shifters, finds an unexpected ally and protector in Addison price, a lonely and beautiful waitress who joins him and his people in their fight for freedom. By the New York Times best-selling author of Mate Bond.
Bound to the king of the underworld in exchange for his release after centuries in purgatory, Baden devolves into an enraged killer and abducts a young bride who has been forced to marry a brutal man to protect her loved ones. Exclusive insider's guide included. By the New York Times best-selling author of The Darkest Touch.
A debut novel inspired by the life of unlikely World War II heroine Caroline Ferriday follows the experiences of a Manhattan debutante, who resolves to help upon learning of the atrocities at the Ravensbruck concentration camp; and a Catholic teen, who is swept up in the Polish resistance movement.
Settling in the swamps of early 19th-century northwest Ohio, the Goodenough family works relentlessly to establish an apple orchard that reflects respective dreams before their youngest child heads to Gold Rush California to collect seeds for a naturalist. By the best-selling author of Girl With a Pearl Earring. (historical fiction). Simultaneous.
Having gained weight and anxieties throughout her twenty-five-year marriage, Mary Gooch is dismayed when her husband fails to return home, a situation that compels Mary to locate and fight for him while combating unhealthy habits
The nuptial hopes of Inspector Rutledge are overshadowed by a series of seemingly unrelated murders throughout 1914 England and the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, which leads to World War I. Simultaneous.
A single father and head of a successful Philadelphia psychiatric care unit sees his life begin to crumble when a teen patient is implicated in a murder and the doctor himself is wrongly accused of sexual harassment
Apocalypse prophecies and terrorist uprisings in a near-future world erupt when all of the planet's technologies abruptly stop working, triggering global looting, food riots, and insurrections; a situation that places humanity's fate in the hands of a small mountain village in the American south.
Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon join forces with a former CIA colleague to track down a rogue hacker and a ruthless former Ukrainian naval officer who are behind a violent bank heist that occurred during the Monaco Grand Prix. Co-written by the best-selling author of the Dirk Pitt series. (action & adventure). Simultaneous.
Survivors of a government-induced apocalypse endure their violent and disease-stricken world while protecting their loved ones; while a century into the future, members of a transformed society determinedly search for the original twelve virals
One mild summer evening in rural New Zealand the lives of Carla Reid, a middle-aged farmer's wife, and Ben Toroa, an illiterate teen, brutally collide. Neither will be the same again, their futures forever linked. In the bleak aftermath of this home invasion, SENTENCED traces both Carla and Ben's journey as they each try to make sense of their new reality. Carla's long road from rage and resentment interleaves with Ben's time in prison as he hardens into manhood.Set again these parallel stories is also the voice of a Maori ancestor who looks down from Beyond, transporting the story to a wider historical stage. Many years after their first encounter, Carla and Ben's lives once more intersect, again with astonishing consequences.This is an astonishing story about two people trying to make sense of their broken lives. It is a provocative and dark tale, but ultimately one of hope and human possibility.
A tour de force from the Orange Prize-shorlisted Jill Dawson - at once a brilliant portrait of Patricia Highsmith in all her oddness and a pitch-perfect Highsmith-like tale of duplicity, obsession and murder.
The Irish Garden visits over forty of Ireland's most beautiful gardens, ranging from the grand old demesnes of the Anglo-Irish ascendancy to the intensely personal creations of passionate plantsmen and garden makers.
Emily is happy with her life just as it is. She has a career as a midwife that she loves . She enjoys living on her own as a single woman. But she's also feels it's time for a change and a spot of some sea air. So when her best friend Rebecca asks whether she'd like to spend the summer cooking on a 'puffer' boat just off the Scottish coast, she jumps at the chance.But she barely has time to get to grips with the galley before she finds herself with a lot on her plate. Rebecca is heavily pregnant and is thrilled to have her friend on board doing most of the work. Then there's Emily's competitive and jealous kitchen assistant who thinks she should be head-cook, not Emily. And there's Alasdair, the handsome local doctor who Emily is desperately trying not to notice. Because if she falls in love with him, as he appears to be falling for her, will she ever want her old life back again?
An ordinary day. An ordinary bank. An ordinary street in an ordinary town. Nothing ever happens, until, one day, something does. And for the customers of the bank things will never be the same ...It's been one-year-and-six-months since Martha had a drink. When she drank, she lost things. Like her job. Her love. She usually relies on her best-friend Tara for support except this time it's Tara who needs Martha ...Roman lives on the fringes of society. Has done since he and his Mama moved to Ireland from Poland when he was eleven. His Mama does her best to support them, Roman thinks he can turn things around. Make things right for them. Except it all goes wrong. Cillian isn't a detective anymore. He quit. Now, he works as a community liaison officer, keeping kids out of trouble. Kids like Roman...Tobias is old. Everyone is gone. Tobias wonders if this is his punishment. He has his memories. They are his visitors now, at the hospital where he lies in a coma. He might be the only one who knows the truth about what happened in the bank...He needs to wake up. Perhaps everyone does...
This is the story of Arthur, who walked out of the jungle one day and didn't stop walking until he found a home. The Adventure World Championship is a 430-mile race through the Amazon rainforest; one of the most gruelling endurance events on the planet.
The author's childhood in 1950s rural Oxfordshire and North Cornwall was idyllic. His parents were charming and gregarious, their five children much-loved and given freedom typical of the time. As he grew older, the holidays were filled with loud and lively parties in his parents' Cornish barn. This book tells his story.