Fiction - General
by Elizabeth Crook
Elizabeth Crook's novel is a lavish and transporting tale of a young woman discovering the truth about her family's mythic past.
When a reclusive scholar dies under obscure circumstances, reporter Paul Tomm is assigned to write his obituary. But when the coroner in the case is murdered, Tomm finds himself pursuing a story that began nine hundred years ago with the theft of alchemical instruments from the court geographer of Sicily.
Powerful and poignant, The Kindness of Strangers is a shocking look at how the tragedy of a single family in a small suburban town can affect so many. Katrina Kittle has created a haunting vision of the secret lives of the people we think we know best.
David Wolfe's life is approaching an exhilarating peak: he's a successful San Francisco lawyer, he's about to get married, and he's being primed for a run for Congress. But when the phone rings and he hears the voice of Hana Arif -- the Palestinian woman with whom he had a secret affair in law school -- he begins a completely unexpected journey.
Matthew Reilly, the New York Times bestselling author and "pedal-to-the-metal action novelist" (Publishers Weekly), is back in high gear on the greatest treasure hunt of all time -- a headlong race to find the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
By turn hilarious and deeply moving, a savage, fiercely intelligent satire that is also a page-turning adventure and a transcendent love story, Zanesville marks the arrival of a brilliant new voice in fiction.
"With lucid supple prose, Ronlyn Domingue weaves a gossamer tale suspended between two worlds," lauds acclaimed author James Wilcox. The Mercy of Thin Air is a wondrous, incredibly wrought novel that evokes the transformative power of love, memory, and time.
American businessman Steve Keeley is hurtled three stories to the cold cobblestone street in Zurich. In the days that follow, a doctor performs miraculous surgery on Keeley, who wakes up to find that everything about his world has changed. He seems to sense things before they happen, and thinks he's capable of feats that are clearly impossible.
Acclaimed British writer and Bond fanatic, Charlie Higson, with the Ian Fleming Estate, writes an edge-of-your-seat thriller that will appeal to young adults and serious Bond fans alike.
Rick and Naomi fell in love in college, married soon afterward, and weathered the setbacks in their lives -- including Naomi's repeated miscarriages -- secure in their love for each other. With the birth of their daughter, Dahlia, everything finally glides into place. Then, in a single unbelievable moment, their close-knit life is utterly shattered.
When Juanita Lewis arrived in Paper Moon, Montana, courtesy of a Greyhound bus, she was just looking for a brief respite. Instead, she found a home, friends, and a man to love.
Ayn Rand's epochal novel, first published in 1957, has been a bestseller for more than four decades as well as an intellectual landmark. It is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world -- and did. Was he a destroyer or the greatest of liberators? Why did he have to fight his battle, not against his enemies but against those who needed him most -- and his hardest battle against the woman he loved? What is the world's motor -- and the motive power of every man?