The Great Alone
“Kristin Hannah's The Great Alone is a powerful, compelling story of survival - survival of the natural elements and of the human spirit. It's 1974, and 13-year-old Leni Allbright lives with her devoted mother, Cora, and abusive father, Ernt, who was a prisoner of war during Vietnam. America is changing after the war, and Ernt thinks their best chance at a fresh start is to move off the grid, to America's last frontier - Alaska. Grizzlies, wolves, and dropping temperatures are Leni's worries outside of her family's cabin, but as Ernt's battle with his demons rages on, it's no safer inside. The result is a beautifully descriptive, heart-wrenching adventure.”Hillary Taylor, Lemuria Bookstore
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
A Flavia de Luce Mystery
Flavia de Luce: Book #1
In his wickedly brilliant first novel, Debut Dagger Award winner Alan Bradley introduces one of the most singular and engaging heroines in recent fiction: eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison. It is the summer of 1950—and a series of inexplicable events has struck Buckshaw, the decaying English mansion... Read more »
This Is How It Always Is
The Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick
*Named one of the top 10 books of 2017 by People Magazine*
“It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me think.” —Liane Moriarty, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies
This is how a family keeps a secret…and how that secret ends up keeping them.
This is how a family lives...
Now on Netflix!
A Wall Street Journal Best Science Fiction Book of 2018
“Just try to put this gripping thriller down once you pick it up.” —AARP
“A shock on every other page.” —Wall Street Journal
How far would you go to find The One?
A simple DNA test is all it takes. Just a quick mouth swab and soon you’ll be matched with your perfect partner—the... Read more »
The Woman in the White Kimono
Oceans and decades apart, two women are inextricably bound by the secrets between them.
Japan, 1957. Seventeen-year-old Naoko Nakamura’s prearranged marriage to the son of her father’s business associate would secure her family’s status in their traditional Japanese community, but Naoko has fallen for another man—an American sailor, a gaijin—and... Read more »
From two-time Leacock Medal winner Terry Fallis comes a funny and smart new novel about destiny—and what it means to forge your own path.
Adam Coryell is your average high-school student—well, except for that obsession with fountain pens—when his life changes forever. Based on a study by a quirky Swedish professor that claims... Read more »
The Lager Queen of Minnesota
“A Minnesota family grounded in farming, beer, and award-winning pies is split for decades when one of two sisters inherits the farm. Helen and Edith — whose stories author J. Ryan Stradal effectively weaves together — stop speaking, while one’s fortunes soar and the other’s plummet. When a woman of the next generation has a chance at success, she may also reunite the Calder family. Stradal brings the heartland to the page with warmth, humor, and plenty of hops-inspired lore.”Cheryl McKeon, Book Passage
The Other Windsor Girl
A Novel of Princess Margaret, Royal Rebel
“I was so excited to listen to this historical fiction novel. The story takes place just after WWII. The Hon. Vera Strathmore is introduced to Princess Margaret and they hit it off instantly. Princess Margaret is fascinated with Vera because she writes graphic romance novels. Vera becomes the Princess' Lady-In-Waiting. She also becomes the narrator of the story. Princess Margaret is by far the most colorful and animated member of the royal family. This book is entertaining as well as captivating. The Narrator has a cool, crisp accent which adds a sparkle to this delightful story.”Melinda, Buttonwood Books and Toys
“From the fated flight of Virgil Wander’s Pontiac into the frigid waters of Lake Superior to an encounter with Rune, an enigmatic kite enthusiast searching for word of a long-lost son, and other interactions with the citizens of Greenstone, Minnesota, Leif Enger’s new novel is a most welcome, albeit quirky, story of words and people lost and found. Lovers of Peace Like a River, rejoice! Enger is back with another enchanting and enriching tale of community and revival, with his ever-deft touch of magic and grace. A perfect remedy for those whose hearts ache from our present reality, Virgil Wander is a treasure to be shared with all readers.”Mark Nichols, Bank Square Books
“Mercy House is a beautifully written and narrated story of a group of nuns who open a home for abused girls and women, only to have it threatened by a bishop that holds a vendetta. Alena Dillon has somehow reached straight into my soul and my anger toward the failings of the Catholic Church and all of the treacherous people it has and continues to protect within its ranks. This is a fantastic book.”Mary, Anderson's Bookshop
The Lost and Found Bookshop
“This is an absolutely splendid novel that spoke volumes to me. You have a girl who experiences a tragedy that leads to a better life, despite issues and hardship along the way, and a guy right in front of her who is perfect for her though she assumes he is not. I highlighted so many passages in this book to savor and remember. This is a perfect story for bookstore lovers and lovers of books.”Patty Reed, Ferguson Books & More!
“"The Exiles" is a powerful and gorgeously written portrait of colonial Australia during the Transportation. From Evangeline, a pregnant convict determined to make a better life for herself after incarceration, to Mathinna, a Palawa Aborigine forcibly adopted from her home and community in Flinders, and still to so many others, Kline creates a page-turning story about how disempowered women survive the fates bestowed onto them, and effect change both in their lives and those of others. I read between print and audiobook, and must mention that Caroline Lee's mastery of a variety of accents from the British diaspora made the characters all the more distinct and real. She brought Kline's words, already compelling, to life.”Cat, Oxford Exchange
“Part Elizabethan retelling, part dystopian fantasy, this is a story of finding the line between self preservation and sacrifice for the greater good, of claiming the power that hides in being powerless. A striking social commentary of both past and present, Sin Eater is sure to enrapture and unravel readers, as well as provoking a good deal of self reflection in the pursuit of supposed righteous morality. What does it mean to be free? Only you can choose that.”Britt, Second Star to the Right
“A wonderful imaginative tale of the family of one of England’s most famous writers – who is never named, but of course you know immediately who it is. O’Farrell has a beautiful style of language, with astute observations and lovely vivid descriptions and Daisy Donovan is the perfect narrator. At the core it is a story of shared grief and how each family member deals with loss but it is so much more – it captures Elizabethan times, all the sights, smells and nuances and the characters, especially Agnes and the twins are wonderful. Good if you liked Year of Wonders, Pope Joan or period pieces. Brilliant!”Karin, Bookworm of Edwards
A Madness of Sunshine
“A terrific read, or listen. The author describes the landscape beautifully, bringing in the skills of the native Maori and talking about what it is like to live in poverty in a small town. This murder mystery kept me guessing until the very end!”Amy, Bright Side Bookshop
"Daisy Edgar-Jones and Alison Steadman team up as a fun, quirky grandmother and granddaughter pair in this lively narration...The two narrators, each portraying her respective character's point of view, are a perfect match." --AudioFile Magazine
This program is read by British actors Alison Steadman and Daisy Edgar-Jones, star of Hulu's...
A Thousand Ships
If you enjoyed The Book of Longings, then you’ll love A Thousand Ships.
“An absolutely riveting performance! I found myself at times holding my breath as Natalie Haynes brought to life the women, the unheard, the other half of the epic tales of the Trojan War. Their names are familiar from the classics, but now we meet them as fully realized women, with stories of their own, dreams, brutal disappointments and fierce heroism. We finally hear their voices. Fans of Madeleine Miller’s Circe and Sue Monk Kidd’s The Book of Longings will relish these tales of ancient kingdoms and rivalries, superbly reimagined and narrated by a storyteller who makes you feel events are unfolding right now, right before your eyes.”Sonia, Warwick's
Finlay Donovan Is Killing It
The Finlay Donovan Series: Book #1
If you enjoyed One for the Money "International Edition", then you’ll love Finlay Donovan Is Killing It.
“Overall, a really fun audiobook with an engaging Findlay Donovan, a romance writer. She’s a bit of a hot mess, with a missed deadline, 2 small (and bratty kids), overdue bills and a custody fight with a cheating ex-husband. A misunderstanding at a meeting with her agent, she unwittingly comes under contract to kill an abusive spouse. Hijinks ensue but she finds a friend in her former nanny and her writers block is conquered. If you enjoy Stephanie Plum or Izzy Spellman, you will enjoy this as well.”Audrey, Belmont Books