New Fiction & Nonfiction
PREVIOUS BOOK IN SERIES: THE BREAKER, ISBN 9780525535478. In this 7th installment of the 'Peter Ash' series, Peter Ash is driving through northern Nebraska when he meets a young pregnant woman alone on a gravel road, her car out of gas. Peter offers her a lift, but quickly finds her angry ex-cop ex-husband hot on their trail. It seems Helene has seen something she was never meant to see... and that protecting her will put both their lives on the line.
The Sultan of Sarawak.
PREVIOUS BOOK IN SERIES: THE DIAMOND QUEEN OF SINGAPORE, ISBN 9781487002060. Ava Lee clashes with the most powerful family in Malaysia in the exhilarating 14th installment in the 'Ava Lee' series from bestselling author Ian Hamilton. Hamilton's 'Ava Lee' series is currently being adapted for television. He lives in Calgary, AB.
The Tsarina's Daughter
Ellen Alpsten's stunning new novel, The Tsarina's Daughter, is the dramatic story of Elizabeth, daughter of Catherine I and Peter the Great, who ruled Russia during an extraordinary life marked by love, danger, passion and scandal. Born into the House of Romanov to the all-powerful Peter the Great and his wife, Catherine, a former serf, beautiful Tsarevna Elizabeth is the envy of the Russian empire. She is insulated by luxury and spoiled by her father, who dreams for her to marry King Louis XV of France and rule in Versailles. But when a woodland creature gives her a Delphic prophecy, her life is turned upside down. Her volatile father suddenly dies, her only brother has been executed and her mother takes the throne of Russia.As friends turn to foes in the dangerous atmosphere of the Court, the princess must fear for her freedom and her life. Fate deals her blow after blow, and even loving her becomes a crime that warrants cruel torture and capital punishment: Elizabeth matures from suffering victim to strong and savvy survivor. But only her true love and their burning passion finally help her become who she is. When the Imperial Crown is left to an infant Tsarevich, Elizabeth finds herself in mortal danger and must confront a terrible dilemma--seize the reins of power and harm an innocent child, or find herself following in the footsteps of her murdered brother.Hidden behind a gorgeous, wildly decadent facade, the Russian Imperial Court is a vipers den of intrigue and ambition. Only a woman possessed of boundless courage and cunning can prove herself worthy to sit on the throne of Peter the Great.
The Sowing Season
"Forced to sell his family farm after sacrificing everything, sixty-three-year-old Gerrit Laninga no longer knows what to do with himself. Fifteen-year-old Rae Walters has growing doubts about The Plan her parents set to help her follow in her father's footsteps. When their paths cross just as they need a friend the most, Gerrit's and Rae's lives change in unexpected ways"-- Provided by publisher.
Hop Skip and a Jump
We Move Together
A bold and colorful exploration of all the ways that people navigate through the spaces around them and a celebration of the relationships we build along the way. We Move Together follows a mixed-ability group of kids as they creatively negotiate everyday barriers and find joy and connection in disability culture and community. A perfect tool for families, schools, and libraries to facilitate conversations about disability, accessibility, social justice and community building. Includes a kid-friendly glossary (for ages 6 - 9).
(Goosebumps SlappyWorld #13)
This is Slappy's world -- you only scream in it!
Sascha Nelson and her best friend Nicole Miller love to cook! After school, they spend their time concocting new dishes in the kitchen. So when their favorite TV show Kids Big Chef Food Fights comes to their school for a special competition, they're ecstatic! But with school cheaters Ashli and Diggs also in the show, things don't go so smoothly. Sascha and Nicole buy a mysterious can of Monster Blood and use it to get back at Ashli and Diggs. But as the Monster Blood grows and grows, Sascha and Nicole realize they made a mistake. Can they get the slime under control or will it swallow up the competition?
The STEM night disaster
Kate's school is having their first-ever STEM Night and the prizes are incredible! Kate is determined to win and comes up with the perfect experiment. But as she and her best friend, Birdie, start preparing, they find that Kate's project keeps getting messed up. Will Kate be able to use her science know-how to find out who is behind the STEM night sabotage? And will she fix her project before it's too late?
School Trip Squirmies
Meet Maximus Todd! He's the kid who can't sit still. Max gets a case of the Super Fidgets on a school trip to the art gallery. He decides to focus on the colour green to distract himself. It's not easy but he's determined to win the challenge he has set.
Max finds that while it's not always easy being a kid — especially if you're a bit different — inspiration sometimes strikes at the most unexpected times.
Battle station prime. #5, The zombie wars
As daily battles of skeletons against zombies are becoming routine, the kids are beginning to think about their place at the battle station and their true purpose. While some choose to return home to fight with their families on different battlefronts, others redouble their efforts to protect the station. Will Pell and Logan s lifelong friendship survive this test?
The Procrastinator's Guide to Retirement
Let’s face it, planning and saving for retirement is not easy. We are told that the earlier we start the better and that the “magic of compounding” will make our dreams come true if we simply trust the stock market and our investment advisor.
But for most people it’s simply not possible. People in their twenties are often saddled with student debt and may be struggling to find suitable full-time employment. Saving for retirement is the last thing on their minds, as it should be.
Then in our thirties and forties we tend to do things like get married, have kids, and buy houses. All these things cost a lot of money! So for many people there simply isn’t any money left to put away for retirement. Therefore many of us become procrastinators when it comes to saving for retirement.
But there is hope. This book will take you step-by-step though planning and saving for retirement starting in your fifties and the best way to fund your retirement years. It is designed for people approaching retirement who want to ensure it is comfortable and stress-free.
The Woman Outside My Door
An unforgettable new voice in suspense fiction, Rachel Ryan weaves a thrilling page-turner about a young mother who can’t shake the feeling that her son’s “imaginary” friend is putting him in danger and who will stop at nothing to keep him safe—perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell and Mary Kubica.
How far would you go to protect your family?
All children have imaginary friends, Georgina tells herself. It’s perfectly normal, and they all grow out of it in the end. But when seven-year-old Cody tells his mother about “New Granny,” the new friend he’s met in the park, Georgina is instantly suspicious. Something—call it maternal instinct—tells her he isn’t making it up.
But maybe Georgina is losing her mind. It wouldn’t be the first time, after all. And with her own mother’s recent death leaving her bereft and trying to cope with life as a busy working mom, it’s no wonder she’s feeling paranoid that Cody has invented a “New Granny” to replace his beloved grandmother.
Her husband, Bren, becomes the voice of reason, assuring Georgina that it’s just a game, the product of their son’s overactive imagination. But what if Cody’s imaginary friend is not so imaginary after all?
« Je m'appelle Virginie. Aujourd'hui, de Nina, Adrien et Etienne, seul Adrien me parle encore.Nina me méprise. Quant à Etienne, c'est moi qui ne veux plus de lui. Pourtant, ils me fascinent depuis l'enfance. Je ne me suis jamais attachée qu'à ces trois-là. »1986. Adrien, Etienne et Nina se rencontrent en CM2. Très vite, ils deviennent fusionnels et une promesse les unit : quitter leur province pour vivre à Paris et ne jamais se séparer.2017. Une voiture est découverte au fond d'un lac dans le hameau où ils ont grandi. Virginie, journaliste au passé énigmatique, couvre l'événement. Peu à peu, elle dévoile les liens extraordinaires qui unissent ces trois amis d'enfance. Que sont-ils devenus ? Quel rapport entre cette épave et leur histoire d'amitié ?Valérie Perrin a ce don de saisir la profondeur insoupçonnée des choses de la vie. Au fil d'une intrigue poignante et implacable, elle nous plonge au coeur de l'adolescence, du temps qui passe et nous sépare.Ses précédents romans, Les Oubliés du dimanche et Changer l'eau des fleurs, ont connu des succès mondiaux, totalisant plus de deux millions d'exemplaires, traduits dans une trentaine de pays. En 2018, elle a été récompensée par le prix Maison de la Presse et le prix Choix des Libraires du Livre de Poche ; en 2019, par le prix des Lecteurs.
The Love Child
Brilliantly evoking the changing attitudes of the time, The Love Child is a novel about love, family, separation, despair, and hope, full of tenderness and deep feeling.
A young mother’s sacrifice. A child’s desperate search for the truth...
When nineteen-year-old Alice Copeman becomes pregnant, she is forced by her father and stepmother to give up the baby. She simply cannot be allowed to bring shame upon her family. But all Alice can think about is the small, kitten-like child she gave away, and she mourns the father, a young soldier, so beloved, who will never have the chance to know his daughter.
Edith and Philip Burns, a childless couple, yearn for a child of their own. When they secretly adopt a baby girl, Irene, their life together must surely be complete. Irene grows up knowing that she is different from other children, but no one will tell her the full truth.
Putting hopes of marriage and children behind her, Alice embarks upon a pioneering medical career, striving to make her way in a male-dominated world. Meanwhile, Irene struggles to define her own life, eventually leaving her Suffolk home to find work in London.
As two extraordinary stories intertwine across two decades, will secrets long-buried at last come to light?
BILLIE EILISH Unofficial Coloring Book
If You are a huge fan of billie eilish, you will love this coloring book of some beautiful illustrations of billie eilish, color some beautiful illustrations while enjoying her music, each photo printed on one side to protect the coloring pages.
Félix Et Le Trésor De Morgäa
Promising young woman
Everyone said Cassie was a promising young woman, until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future. But nothing in Cassie's life is what it appears to be. She's wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she's living with a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past in this thrilling and wildly entertaining story.
Renato, a successful Mexican aviation executive, is shocked to discover he has an American half-brother he never knew about, the free-spirited Asher. The two very different half-brothers are forced on a road journey together masterminded by their ailing father, tracing the path their father took as an immigrant from Mexico to the US.
Our friend = Notre ami
Journalist Matt, his vibrant wife Nicole and their two young daughters, have their lives upended by Nicole's heartbreaking diagnosis of terminal cancer. As Matt's responsibilities as caretaker and parent become increasingly overwhelming, the couple's best friend Dane Faucheux offers to come and help out. As Dane puts his life on hold to stay with his friends, the impact of this life-altering decision proves greater and more profound than anyone could have imagined.
A perfect planet : the story of Earth's power and fragility
Explores how various forces of nature affect the planet Earth.
Baseball : a film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick
The complete Emmy Award-winning story of America's national pastime from master storyteller Ken Burns is now fully restored in high definition! Baseball spans the quest for racial justice, the clash of labor and management, the immigrant experience, the transformation of popular culture and the enduring appeal of the national pastime.
After six lifelong friends have a five-year falling out, Bob, aka "The Bobfather," reunites his pals for the Buddy Games, an insane competition of absurd physical and mental challenges with the chance to win a 150,000 dollar pot. Now all bets are off as the determined dudes fight, claw, and party for the big bucks in this star-studded bro-fest.
Portrait of a lady on fire
France, 1760. Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Because she is a reluctant bride-to-be, Marianne arrives under the guise of companionship, observing Héloïse by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night. As the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow as they share Héloïse's first moments of freedom. Héloïse's portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and a testament to their love.
A family fights for survival as a planet-killing comet races to Earth. John Garrity, his estranged wife Allison, and young son Nathan make a perilous journey to their only hope for sanctuary.
The Good Karma Hospital. Series 3
British ex-pat Dr. Ruby Walker has left the Good Karma Hospital to practice as a GP near her family in rural India. But when a medical crisis forces her to return, Ruby must make peace with the hospital's intimidating head, Dr. Lydia Fonseca, and face her handsome but reticent colleague, Dr. Gabriel Varma. Just as Ruby feels ready to rekindle her romance with Gabriel, the sudden arrival of his former mentor, brilliant and beautiful plastic surgeon Dr. Aisha Ray.