How can such cherished objects simply vanish? Where are they hiding? And who on earth might be compelled to uncover them? Prepare to meet Gaddy Rhodes, a brittle Interpol agent obsessed with tracking “The Finder”—a shadowy figure she believes is collecting lost objects; Thomas Rafferty, a burnt-out travel writer whose path crosses that of The Finder, to devastating effect; and Tamsin Greene, a swaggering war photographer who is hiding secrets of her own.
The Finder is a beguiling and wildly original tale about the people, places, and things that are lost and found in our world. Both an epic literary adventure and an escape into a darkly thrilling world of deceit and its rewards, this novel asks: How far would you be willing to go to recover the things you’ve left behind?
By: James Rollins
In this breathtaking collection of short fiction, his first ever anthology, James Rollins brings together twelve thrilling stories that dig a little deeper into his creative stomping grounds and open vistas into new landscapes and characters.
At the center of Unrestricted Access is the never-before-published novella "Sun Dogs.” While trekking through the Sonora desert, a gunshot thrusts Tucker and Kane into an adventure that challenges their considerable skills. The discovery of secrets known only to the native tribes of Arizona threatens to unleash an ancient force that could irreparably alter the future. It also forces Tucker to make a terrible choice that will shatter his relationship with his soul-bonded companion Kane. As these partners learn, nothing remains buried forever and old debts must be paid, no matter the cost.
By: Lee Child
As always, Reacher has no particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there. One morning he ends up in a town near Pleasantville, Tennessee. But there’s nothing pleasant about the place. In broad daylight Reacher spots a hapless soul walking into an ambush.
The man he saves is Rusty Rutherford, an unassuming IT manager, recently fired after a cyberattack locked up the town’s data, records, information . . . and secrets. Rutherford wants to stay put, look innocent, and clear his name. There’s more to the story. The bad guys who jumped Rutherford are part of something serious and deadly, involving a conspiracy, a cover-up, and murder—all centered on a mousy little guy in a coffee-stained shirt who has no idea what he’s up against. Rule one: if you don’t know the trouble you’re in, keep Reacher by your side.
By: Stuart Woods
Teddy Fay returns to La La Land, in the latest thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Stuart Woods. Teddy Fay is back in Hollywood and caught in two tricky situations. First, a rising star at Centurion becomes the target of malicious gossip, and Teddy must find and neutralize the source before the situation gets out of hand--or becomes violent. At the same time, Teddy finds himself targeted by a criminal thug bearing a grudge.
It's a lot of knives to juggle, even for a former-CIA-operative-turned-movie-producer accustomed to hazardous working conditions. This time Teddy will need to leverage every bit of his undercover skills and fearless daring to stay one step ahead of his foes . . . or he'll find himself one foot in the grave.
The Moment of Tenderness
By: Madeleine L'Engle
This powerful collection of short stories traces an emotional arc inspired by Madeleine L'Engle's early life and career, from her lonely childhood in New York to her life as a mother in small-town Connecticut. In a selection of eighteen stories discovered by one of L'Engle's granddaughters, we see how L'Engle's personal experiences and abiding faith informed the creation of her many cherished works.
Some of these stories have never been published; others were refashioned into scenes for her novels and memoirs. Almost all were written in the 1940s and '50s, from Madeleine's college years until just before the publication of A Wrinkle in Time. From realism to science-fiction to fantasy, there is something for everyone in this magical collection.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a 2019 comedy-drama film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It features a large ensemble cast led by Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie.
Set in 1969 Los Angeles, the film follows a fading character actor and his stunt double as they navigate the rapidly changing film industry, with the looming threat of the Tate-LaBianca Murders hanging overhead. It features "multiple storylines in a modern fairy tale tribute to the final moments of Hollywood's golden age.
This film won Oscars for Best Production Design and Best Supporting Actor at the 2020 Academy Awards.
Tremors: Shrieker Island
A group of professional hunters, led by the maniacal Bill, offers wealthy tourists the chance to hunt genetically modified "Graboids" -- gigantic, underground-dwelling, human-eating worms.
On a nearby nature preserve, scientists Jas and Jimmy find evidence that something strange is afoot and set out on an investigation. There, they discover that one of the Graboids has spawned several deadly "Shriekers," which reproduce rapidly. Jas puts out a call to the legendary Burt Gummer, who's battled these monsters for 30 years. Joined by weapons expert Freddie and archer Anna, Burt and Jimmy go to war against the beasts. But first they must contend with Bill.
This is the seventh film in the Tremors franchise.
New in Young Adult
By: Tiffany D. Jackson
Korey Fields is dead. When Enchanted Jones wakes with blood on her hands and zero memory of the previous night, no one—the police and Korey’s fans included—has more questions than she does. All she really knows is that this isn't how things are supposed to be.
Before there was a dead body, Enchanted was an aspiring singer, struggling with her tight knit family’s recent move to the suburbs while trying to find her place as the lone Black girl in high school. But then legendary R&B artist Korey Fields spots her at an audition.
Enchanted is dazzled by Korey’s luxurious life. But behind Korey’s charm and star power hides a dark side, one that wants to control her every move. Except now he’s dead and the police are at the door.
By: Alex Pugsley
A novel comprised of connected short stories about a boy coming-of-age in 1970 - 80s Halifax, Aubrey McKee is the first in a five-part series of autobiographical novels.
From basement rec rooms to midnight railway tracks, Action Transfers to Smarties boxes crammed with joints, from Paul McCartney on the kitchen radio to their furious teenaged cover of The Ramones, Aubrey McKee and his familiars navigate late adolescence amidst the old-monied decadence of Halifax. An arcana of oddball angels, Alex Pugsley’s long-awaited debut novel follows rich-kid drug dealers and junior tennis brats, émigré heart surgeons and small-time thugs, renegade private school girls and runaway children as they try to make sense of the city into which they’ve been born.
The Brightest Night: An Origin Novel
By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Less than a year ago, Evelyn Dasher was a normal girl, living an unremarkable life. Now, she's on the run, under the protection of the beautiful, deadly inhuman Luc. She's been betrayed by those who were closest to her. And she's learned truths about herself that she never saw coming--things she once knew, and was made to forget. Truths with devastating consequences. She's caught in the eye of the storm.
He is the darkest star. You are the burning shadow. And together, you will bring about the brightest night.
The thrills, drama, and intrigue continue in the third installment of the Origin series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout.
By: Anna Godbersen
You are invited to set sail on the maiden voyage of the SS Princess of the Pacific in this indulgent historical romance.
Vida Hazzard can see her future: aboard the heralded “Millionaire’s Ship of the West,” she’ll charm the young scion Fitzhugh Farrar, resulting in a proposal of marriage. But Vida didn’t plan on Fitz’s best friend, Sal, a rough-around-the-edges boy with a talent for getting under her skin. Nor did she anticipate a hurricane dashing their ship to pieces, along with her dreams.
Stranded on an island with both Fitz and Sal, Vida is torn between the life she’s always planned for, and a future she’s never dared to want. As they desperately plot a course for home, Vida will discover just which boy can capture her wild heart—and where her future truly lies
New in Children's
Talulla Bear Goes Exploring
Written by: Heather Roan Robbins
Illustrated by: Sarah Perkins
A beautiful storybook that helps children—and parents—to become more mindful, attentive and relaxed. Little Talulla Bear is used to the safety of her own surroundings. When her mother invites her to go on an adventure, exploring new environments, she is worried—the big wide world seems very scary. Her mother reassures her, "I’m here with you. Together we will find beautiful things and learn how to walk in new places.” Talulla’s mother gently guides her to explore the world with fresh eyes, encouraging her to use her senses to fully embrace a wonderful array of sights, smells, and sounds. She learns to be curious but wise.
10 Reasons to Love a Lion
Written by: Catherine Barr
Illustrated by: Hanako Clulow
Lions are magnificent animals! Did you know that lions are the only big cat to live in groups? Or that their roar can be heard for miles?
Published in collaboration with the Natural History Museum, this beautifully illustrated and informative book will provide children (age two and above) ten reasons why each animal is amazing and five ways they can show they love it. A basic species guide introduces the animal, before we see them in their natural habitats, doing the things they do best. A must for any young animal enthusiast and a fantastic introduction to environmental issues.
Dragon's Merry Christmas
Dav Pilkey's gentle blue Dragon (from the hit TV series) will charm beginning readers with his delightful Christmas adventures!
Dragon tries to make Christmas special each year. He picks the perfect tree and buys the perfect presents. But Dragon just can't bring himself to cut down a tree, and as he walks home from his shopping trip, he gives away his gifts to needier creatures. Dragon's sweet antics paired with Dav Pilkey's bright illustrations will warm readers' hearts as they laugh out loud. Dragon's Merry Christmas is truly a Christmas story to be read each year.
I Can Read Level 1:
Clark the Shark Gets a Pet
Written by: Bruce Hale
Illustrated by: Guy Drancis
In this funny rhyming story, Clark the Shark is excited about his new pet, Lulu the dogfish. He can’t wait to teach Lulu tricks and feed her lots of treats. But Clark discovers there's more to having a pet than he thought! Young animal owners and ones hoping for a pet will enjoy this funny book about pets and caring for them.
With easy-to-read text and Clark’s trademark rhymes, this Level One shark tale will have beginning readers ready to take a bite out of reading! Also included are fun, bite-sized facts about different types of sharks.
Naked Mole Rat Saves the World
By: Karen Rivers
Twelve-year-old kit (with a small k) likes shopping at the flea market with her best friend, Clem, roller-skating, climbing to the roof to look at the stars, and volunteering at an animal shelter. Until suddenly she has a really big, really strange secret that makes life more complicated than she’s prepared for: Sometimes, without warning, she turns into a tiny naked mole rat.
Kit can’t tell Clem, who is mad and gloomy and keeping a secret of her own. Months later, kit and Clem still haven’t figured out how to deal with all the ways they have changed—both inside and out. Somehow, kit has to save the day. But she’s no hero, and turning into a naked mole rat isn’t a superpower. Or is it?
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