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DEATH WEARS A MASK by Ashley Weaver
Amory Ames and her rakish husband Milo, first introduced in MURDER AT THE BRIGHTWELL (An October 2014 LibraryReads pick), take on a murder at a masked ball in this Christie-esque traditional mystery set in 1930s England.
HOME IS BURNING by Dan Marshall
A BEA 2015 Editor’s Buzz Panel selection, an ALA Annual Read ‘n Rave selection, and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick! Dave Eggers meets David Sedaris in this uproariously funny, unflinchingly honest, and tender memoir from Marshall, who as a recent college graduate, had to return home to help care for his ailing parents. “…funny, heartbreaking, and unapologetically crude. A poignantly provocative memoir.” — Kirkus Reviews
THE CLASP by Sloane Crosley
“Crosley’s smart, sardonic, sometimes-zany, yet also sensitive story is told from the alternating perspectives of these three linked characters, taking the readers along as they reunite first for a friend’s wedding in Miami and then again for a road trip in France, setting off from Paris in pursuit of, yes, a priceless necklace but also of things far more valuable: the truth about themselves and one another, a genuine sense of purpose, and, perhaps most precious of all, a connection to one another.
…a real gem.” — Kirkus Reviews
CORRUPTED by Lisa Scottoline
Bennie Rosato revisits her past when she represents Jason Leftavick, a former client she’s couldn’t free from juvenile detention after he finally stood up to a class bully. Now Jason’s an adult, accused of murdering the very same bully who first got him in hot water. “Both the juvenile case and the murder case are compelling on their own, but the combination and the glimpse into Bennie’s younger self make this a wonderful addition to an always-strong series. Scottoline is an A-lister all the way, and her Rosato series is always an A-plus in terms of reader interest.”
— Booklist, starred review
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PRETENDING TO DANCE by Diane Chamberlain
It’s 1990 and fourteen-year-old Molly Arnette lives with her extended family on one hundred acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains. But Molly’s security begins to crumble as she becomes aware of a plan taking shape that she can’t stop which threatens to turn her idyllic summer into a nightmare.
WHAT YOU SEE by Hank Phillippi Ryan
Reporter Jane Ryland and detective Jake Brogan explore where their loyalties lie as Jane looks into a child abduction and Jake investigates a stabbing case that leads him to a dark conspiracy of extortion and stolen lives.
GOD’S KINGDOM by Howard Frank Mosher
A young man comes of age—and uncovers his family’s deepest secret in the little known mountains of northern Vermont by the Canadian border. “No Catcher in the Rye angst here. Instead you’ll find a welcome dose of nostalgic realism laced with hard-edged wisdom.” — Kirkus Reviews
A POET OF THE INVISIBLE WORLD by Michael Golding
In the tradition of Paolo Coelho’s The Alchemist, this spiritual fable about a boy born in thirteenth-century Persia with four ears documents his remarkable journey through pain and loss to transcendence.
THE DEVIL IN JERUSALEM by Naomi Ragen
A young mother and her family come under the thrall of one man and his dark, secret sect, setting in motion a horrific chain of events for Detective Bina Tzedek to investigate.
WITCHES OF AMERICA by Alex Mar
With the wit of Susan Orlean and the insight of Leslie Jamison, Mar provides a fresh, unexpected take on faith in America—specifically, Paganism and the occult.
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