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John O'Hara Stories

John O’Hara stories by Charles McGrath, Editor

Pub Date: Dec 19, 2016

John O’Hara stories, Charles McGrath, Editor, Random House – Twentieth-century American author John O’Hara’s stories of everyday, familiar people are featured in a new Library of America collection, edited by Charles McGrath Read more »

Eisley by Cronon

Loren Eiseley: Collected Essays on Evolution, Nature, and the Cosmos Edited by William Cronon

Pub Date: Dec 19, 2016

Loren Eiseley: Collected Essays on Evolution, Nature, and the Cosmos, Edited by William Cronon – Loren Eiseley (1907-1977) has been described as “a paleontologist with the spirit of a poet.” His works have drawn comparisons to the great naturalist-writer Henry David Thoreau and have inspired other great scientist-authors such as Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould and Neil deGrasse Tyson Read more »

The Trapped Girl by Robert Dugoni

The Trapped Girl by Robert Dugoni

Pub Date: Dec 19, 2016

The Trapped Girl, Robert Dugoni, Thomas & Mercer – Seattle Detective Tracy Crosswhite investigates when a young woman’s body is fished up in a crab pot out of Puget Sound. It seems the victim went to great lengths to conceal her identity, but who was she and from whom was she trying to hide Read more »

Sweet Lake By Christine Nolfi

Sweet Lake by Christine Nolfi

Pub Date: Dec 12, 2016

Sweet Lake, Christine Nolfi, Lake Union – Linnie Wayfair comes from a family with a long, illustrious history. The Wayfairs virtually built the town of Sweet Lake, Ohio. Their inn played a major part in the town’s economy Read more »

In the Light of the Garden by Heather Burch

In the Light of the Garden by Heather Burch

Pub Date: Dec 9, 2016

In the Light of the Garden, Heather Burch, Lake Union Publishing – Heather Burch stretches the limits of reality in her novel, “In the Light of the Garden,” but still manages to deliver a revitalizing read by adding a little magic and family dynamics Read more »

Mutual Admiration Society by Lesley Kagen

The Mutual Admiration Society by Lesley Kagen

Pub Date: Nov 30, 2016

The Mutual Admiration Society, Lesley Kagen, Lake Union – Eleven year old Tessie Finley has quite enough to cope with for her age. Her attractive, widowed mother lives in a permanent state of impatience with Tessie and her kid sister “Birdie.” Read more »

Moral Defense by Marcia Clark

Moral Defense by Marcia Clark

Pub Date: Nov 17, 2016

Moral Defense, Marcia Clark, Thomas and Mercer – Samantha Brinkman is a maverick lawyer with a strong sense of justice. She’s used to playing fast and loose inside and outside the law, but occasionally her decisions come back to bite her Read more »

Livia Lone by Berry Eisler

Livia Lone by Barry Eisler

Pub Date: Nov 17, 2016

Livia Lone, Barry Eisler, Thomas and Mercer – In his crime novel titled after the protagonist, “Livia Lone,” Barry Eisler spins a disconcerting plot around people involved in human trafficking and its victims Read more »

Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson

Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson

Pub Date: Nov 9, 2016

Her Every Fear, Peter Swanson, William Morrow — Kate Priddy agrees to a six month apartment exchange with a cousin she’s never met, swapping her cozy flat in London for Corbin Dell’s enormous place in Boston Read more »