Life after life / Jill
Award-winning author Jill McCorkle takes us on a splendid
journey through time and memory in this, her tenth work of
fiction. Life After Life is filled with a sense of wonder at
our capacity for self-discovery at any age. And the residents,
staff, and neighbors of the Pine Haven retirement center (from
twelve-year-old Abby to eighty-five-year-old Sadie) share some
of life’s most profound discoveries and are some of the most
true-to-life characters that you are ever likely to meet in
fiction. Delivered with her trademark wit, Jill McCorkle’s
constantly surprising novel illuminates the possibilities of
second chances, hope, and rediscovering life right up to the
very end. She has conjured an entire community that reminds us
that grace and magic can—and do—appear when we least expect
Daddy's Gone a Hunting / Mary
her latest novel Mary Higgins Clark, the beloved, bestselling
“Queen of Suspense,” exposes a dark secret from a family’s
past that threatens the lives of two sisters, Kate and Hannah
Connelly, when the family-owned furniture firm in Long Island
City, founded by their grandfather and famous for its fine
reproductions of antiques, explodes into flames in the middle
of the night, leveling the buildings to the ground, including
the museum where priceless antiques have been on permanent
display for years.
The ashes reveal a startling and grisly discovery, and provoke
a host of suspicions and questions. Was the explosion
deliberately set? What was Kate—tall, gorgeous, blond, a CPA
for one of the biggest accounting firms in the country, and
sister of a rising fashion designer—doing in the museum when
it burst into flames? Why was Gus, a retired and disgruntled
craftsman, with her at that time of night? What if someone
isn’t who he claims to be?
Now Gus is dead, and Kate
lies in the hospital badly injured and in a coma, so neither
can tell what drew them there, or what the tragedy may have to
do with the hunt for a young woman missing for many years, nor
can they warn that somebody may be covering his tracks,
willing to kill to save himself . . .
Step by step, in a novel of
dazzling suspense and excitement, Mary Higgins Clark once
again demonstrates the mastery of her craft that has made her
books international bestsellers for years. She presents the
reader with a perplexing mystery, a puzzling question of
identity, and a fascinating cast of characters—one of whom may
just be a ruthless killer . . .
The Duck Commander
Family: How Faith, Family and Ducks Built a Dynasty / Willie
Faith. Family. Ducks—in that order.
This book gives readers an up-close and personal,
behind-the-scenes look at the family in the exploding A&E
show—Duck Dynasty. This Louisiana bayou family operates Duck
Commander, a booming family business that has made them
millions. You’ll hear all about the Robertson clan from Willie
and what it was like growing up in the Robertson household.
You’ll sample some of Willie’s favorite family recipes from
Phil, Kay, and even some of his own concoctions; and you’ll
get to know the beautiful Robertson women. You’ll hear from
Korie about the joys and hardships of raising a family,
running a business, and wrangling the Robertson men while
staying fashionable and beautiful inside and out. Discover
more about the family dynamics between brothers Willie, Jase,
Jep, and parents Phil and Kay. You’ll even meet a fourth
brother who isn’t in the show.
Red Riding Hood and the Sweet
Little Wolf / Rachael Mortimer
Little Wolf doesn't want to be a Big Bad Wolf.
But when she is sent to gather ingredients for dinner and she
meets Red Riding Hood, she doesn't know what to do. Together
the unlikely duo finds a surprising solution to Little Wolf's
big problem! Packed with humor and rich, colorful
illustrations, this twisted fairy tale is a storytime winner.
A Tangle of Knots / Lisa
Told in multiple viewpoints, A
Tangle of Knots is
a magnificent puzzle. In a slightly magical world where
everyone has a Talent, eleven-year-old Cady is an orphan with
a phenomenal Talent for cake baking. But little does she know
that fate has set her on a journey from the moment she was
born. And her destiny leads her to a mysterious address that
houses a lost luggage emporium, an old recipe, a family of
children searching for their own
Talents, and a Talent Thief who will alter her
life forever. However, these encounters hold the key to
Cady's past and how she became an orphan. If she's lucky,
fate may reunite her with her long-lost parent.
Lisa Graff adds a pinch of magic to a sharply
crafted plot to create a novel that will have readers
wondering about fate and the way we're all connected.
Fitz / Mick Cochrane
Fitzgerald, 15, doesn't know his father, but
after finding out that he's moved back to St. Paul, decides
upon a desperate plan to meet him. It starts by putting a gun
in the man's face. What follows is a touching, if odd, story
of a teen trying to understand the father he never knew. He
learns what his dad does now, how his parents first met, and,
most important, why he left him and his mother in the first
place. This is a story that has been told many times in young
adult books, but here it's done exceptionally well, and the
motivation behind Fitz choosing a gun to get the fatherly
attention he's never received yet desperately needs is
understandable even if readers don't necessarily agree with
it. Quiet scenes between Fitz and Curtis are written with an
understated poignant emotionality that allows readers to
understand Fitz. Things like feeding sea lions and later
having lunch with his father are so strange to him, yet fill a
void within him. Even his absentee father somehow becomes a
likable character. This is a hard book to put down, and a
great one to give to teens trying to make sense of divorce.
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