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100th Anniversary of ACLU
The American Civil Liberties Union began as a small group of idealists and visionaries, including Helen Keller and Jane Addams. A century after its founding, the ACLU remains the nation’s premier defender of the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution.

In collaboration with the ACLU, prize-winning authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman have curated an anthology of essays about landmark cases in the ACLU’s 100-year history. In  Fight of the Century , bestselling and award-winning authors present unique literary takes on historic decisions like  Brown v. Board of Education , the Scopes trial,  Roe v. Wade , and more. Contributors include Geraldine Brooks, Michael Cunningham, Jennifer Egan, Dave Eggers, Louise Erdrich, Neil Gaiman, Lauren Groff, Marlon James, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Morgan Parker, Ann Patchett, Salman Rushdie, George Saunders, Elizabeth Strout, Jesmyn Ward, Meg Wolitzer, and more.

Fight of the Century  shows how throughout American history, pivotal legal battles, fought primarily by underdogs and their lawyers, have advanced civil rights and social justice. The ACLU has been integral in this process. The essays range from personal memoir to narrative history, each shedding light on the work of one remarkable organization as it shaped a country.
100th Anniversary of Teddy Roosevelt's Death
Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense: The Courtroom Battle to Save His Legacy by Dan Abrams and David Fisher

“No more dramatic courtroom scene has ever been enacted,” reported the Syracuse Herald in 1915 as it covered “the greatest libel suit in history.”Teddy Roosevelt had vilified William Barnes, the leader of the Republican Party, for political corruption. Barnes responded by suing Roosevelt. The spectacle of a former president taking the witness stand to defend himself in a lawsuit captured the attention of the nation.

The week the colonel spent on the witness stand electrified the entire country, as he revealed hidden secrets of the American political system and then endured a merciless cross-examination. This was Roosevelt’s final fight to defend his political legacy. Meanwhile, Barnes had his own ambitions, planning to run for the United States Senate. The hopes of both men depended on the outcome of this trial.

Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense , by the coauthors of the bestselling  Lincoln’s Last Trial , presents a rollicking snapshot of the American legal system in a nation standing on the precipice of the Great War, as the beloved former president fought to protect his legacy.

Hanover Square 2019 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.99


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December New Releases
Fiction
All the Ways We Said Goodbye by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White

The heiress . . .
The Resistance fighter . . . 
The widow . . .

Three women whose fates are joined by one splendid hotel.

France, 1914. As war breaks out, Aurelie becomes trapped on the wrong side of the front with her father, Comte Sigismund de Courcelles. When the Germans move into their family’s ancestral estate, using it as their headquarters, Aurelie discovers she knows the German Major’s aide de camp, Maximilian Von Sternburg. She and the dashing young officer first met during Aurelie’s debutante days in Paris. Despite their conflicting loyalties, Aurelie and Max’s friendship soon deepens into love, but betrayal will shatter them both, driving Aurelie back to Paris and the Ritz— the home of her estranged American heiress mother, with unexpected consequences.

France, 1942. Raised by her indomitable, free-spirited American grandmother in the glamorous Hotel Ritz, Marguerite “Daisy” Villon remains in Paris with her daughter and husband, a Nazi collaborator, after France falls to Hitler. At first reluctant to put herself and her family at risk to assist her grandmother’s Resistance efforts, Daisy agrees to act as a courier for a skilled English forger known only as Legrand, who creates identity papers for Resistance members and Jewish refugees. But as Daisy is drawn ever deeper into Legrand’s underground network, committing increasingly audacious acts of resistance for the sake of the country—and the man—she holds dear, she uncovers a devastating secret . . . one that will force her to commit the ultimate betrayal, and to confront at last the shocking circumstances of her own family history.

France, 1964. For Barbara “Babs” Langford, her husband, Kit, was the love of her life. Yet their marriage was haunted by a mysterious woman known only as La Fleur. On Kit’s death, American lawyer Andrew “Drew” Bowdoin appears at her door. Hired to find a Resistance fighter turned traitor known as “La Fleur,” the investigation has led to Kit Langford. Curious to know more about the enigmatic La Fleur, Babs joins Drew in his search, a journey of discovery that that takes them to Paris and the Ritz—and to unexpected places of the heart. . . .


William Morrow 2020  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $28.99

Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict

From Marie Benedict,  the New York Times  bestselling author of The Only Woman in the Room! An incredible novel that focuses on one of the people who had the most influence during World War I and World War II: Clementine Churchill. 

In 1909, Clementine steps off a train with her new husband, Winston. An angry woman emerges from the crowd to attack, shoving him in the direction of an oncoming train. Just before he stumbles, Clementine grabs him by his suit jacket. This will not be the last time Clementine Churchill will save her husband. 

Lady Clementine is the ferocious story of the ambitious woman beside Winston Churchill, the story of a partner who did not flinch through the sweeping darkness of war, and who would not surrender either to expectations or to enemies.

Sourcebooks Landmark 2020  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.99

Children's Fiction
Young Adult
All the Days Past, All the Days to Come by Mildred D. Taylor

The saga of the Logan family--made famous in the Newbery Medal-winning  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry --concludes in a long-awaited and deeply fulfilling story.

In her tenth book, Mildred Taylor completes her sweeping saga about the Logan family of Mississippi, which is also the story of the civil rights movement in America of the 20th century. Cassie Logan, first met in  Song of the Trees  and  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry , is a young woman now, searching for her place in the world, a journey that takes her from Toledo to California, to law school in Boston, and, ultimately, in the 60s, home to Mississippi to participate in voter registration. She is witness to the now-historic events of the century: the Great Migration north, the rise of the civil rights movement, preceded and precipitated by the racist society of America, and the often violent confrontations that brought about change. Rich, compelling storytelling is Ms. Taylor's hallmark, and she fulfills expectations as she brings to a close the stirring family story that has absorbed her for over forty years. It is a story she was born to tell.

Viking Books for Young Readers 2020  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $19.99

Staff Picks
Jill Recommends...
The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves

Fans of JoJo Moyes will adore The Girl He Used to Know.











St. Martin's Griffin 2020  - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.99

Melissa Recommends...
Nameless Queen by Rebecca McLaughlin

Coin is Nameless, which means she is both beneath the law and outside of it. The goings-on of the Royals and the Legals have nothing to do with her -- until she somehow inherits the crown tattoo from the dead king, making her the new queen. Now nobody knows what to think, least of all Coin. All she knows is that she has to take care of her own. On the way she enlists some unlikely allies and forges unexpected friendships. This standalone fantasy takes a look at the workings and relationships of social classes, and will appeal to fans of other popular YA fantasies.

Crown Books for Young Readers 2020  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99

Just Breathe by Cammie McGovern

David has cystic fibrosis, something he hasn't shared with his friends, but now he's sicker than ever and won't have a choice for much longer. Jamie was hospitalized last year after a suicide attempt and continues to struggle with her depression. The two don't move in the same social circles at school, and they likely never would have met if it weren't for David's current hospitalization and Jamie volunteering at the hospital. But now that they've met and become friends, Jamie has to contend with what will happen when David is released from the hospital and everything goes back to normal -- or even worse, the thought that he might not go home at all. Fans of books like Five Feet Apart will like this emotional story of friendship that touches on both terminal illness and mental illness.

HarperTeen 2020  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $18.99

Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto

Veronyka's dearest wish is to become a Phoenix Rider like her parents, who died in the war, and like her grandmother, who raised her. But since the war, the Phoenix Riders have been obliterated, or at least are in hiding. But after her controlling sister does something unforgivable, Veronyka strikes out on her own and hears information about a group of Phoenix Riders training in the mountains. The catch: they only recruit boys, so Veronyka must disguise herself as a boy in order to be accepted, and guard her secret even when her sister shows up unexpectedly. With great world building and character development, this is above all a story of love and what one girl will do for love, even when secrets tear her world apart.

Simon Pulse 2019  - Format: Paperback - Price: $12.99

Lucky Caller by Emma Mills

I'm always eager for a new Emma Mills novel, and this one does not disappoint. High school senior Nina must come to grips with her mom getting re-married, her dad flaking out, her long-time crush resurfacing, and new friends in this delightful and hilarious new novel. I laughed out loud more than once.





Henry Holt and Company 2020  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Morrigan Crow is a cursed child -- the cause of myriad misfortunes around her, and doomed to die on her eleventh birthday. But instead of death, Jupiter North comes for her and takes her to Nevermoor, beginning a series of adventures during which Morrigan must show her mettle or be kicked out of her new home for good. With a setting as magical and wondrous as Hogwarts, and a mentor as quirky as Willy Wonka or The Doctor, this is one of my favorite middle-grade reads in years.

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 2020  - Format: Paperback - Price: $4.99

Devin Recommends...
Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson

I recently read Kevin Wilson's Nothing to See Here and was pleasantly surprised by how deep and turbulent his storytelling abilities were. Not only did the novel leave me pleasantly surprised at times and laughing at others, but it also managed to touch my heart in a couple of places in a way that I wouldn't have thought possible in a book about children that randomly catch on fire with no explanation.

Ecco 2019  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.99

Volunteer Picks
Linda Recommends...
The Moonshiner's Daughter by Donna Everhart

Donna Everhart perfectly captures North Carolina in the early 1960s as she tells the story of a family making moonshine. The Sasser family business is anathema to Jessie because of its role in her mother's death, and the family's dedication to it is puzzling for her. Everhart's portrayal of Jessie's coming-of-age is realistic and heartbreaking. You will root for Jessie, the Sassers, and the moonshine before it is all over.

Penguin Random House 2019 - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.95

Overground Railroad by Candacy Taylor

Overground Railroad is the fascinating story of the Green Book, the black travel guide of the 30s-60s. This riveting history is packed full of anecdotes, civil rights history, personal accounts, and photos of many of the Green Book sites. Author Candacy Taylor does a great job bringing everything together into a very informative, as well as entertaining, book.



Abrams Press 2020 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $35.00

Nancy M. Recommends...
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Before the Fall starts off with the crash of a small private plane off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. The cause of the crash is being investigated by the NTSB, the FBI and the SEC. Among the passengers are a news channel mogul, who gets daily death threats, and his family, a wall street executive who is about to be arrested for laundering money for terrorist nations and whose customers have a lot to lose if he talks, and a down on his luck artist named Scott who is hoping to make a comeback with his newest series of paintings. The fact that Scott and JJ, a 4 year old boy, are the only survivors leads to speculation about Scott’s motives before and after the crash. Hawley does an amazing job of giving us insight into the lives of each of the characters before the crash and into the way the media and criminal investigations can shape the perception of what happened. While I wanted to learn the cause of the crash I was just as interested in the lives of each of the characters and especially how the relationship between Scott and JJ developed. Before the Fall will hook you with the plane crash and the beautiful writing will keep you turning pages until the end.

Grand Central Publishing 2019  - Format: Paperback - Price: $9.99

The Perfect Girl by Gilly Macmillan

14 yo Zoey Maisey was a gifted pianist – a child prodigy – when a tragic accident changed her life in a way she could not imagine. She discovered that telling the truth when others lie doesn’t always lead to justice and she was convicted if a horrific crime and spent 9 months in a secure facility for what she maintains to this day was an accident. Her mother and father divorce and her father has nothing more to do with her. They move to a new town and begin their ‘second chance’ life. Three years later her mother is dead and Zoey is a suspect. Everyone’s secrets and lies are slowly revealed and Zoey realizes that sometimes you have to do wrong if it is the only way to make things right. The Perfect Girl is a beautifully written story with a heartbreaking plot. It is told from several narratives, unfolding methodically to give us a gripping and complex story… a psychological thriller… a story of second chances or maybe even third chances… a book I could not put down.

William Morrow 2019  - Format: Paperback - Price: $9.99

Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough

Sarah Pinborough didn’t let us down with her second thriller. Totally different from Behind Her Eyes but every bit as thrilling, Cross Her Heart is as much character driven as it is plot driven. It is very believable, very heartbreaking and very disturbing. There are too many secrets and too many lies. It starts off slowly then rapidly goes into overdrive. It has lots of twists and turns and once again Sarah is able to pull off a stunning surprise ending.


William Morrow 2020  - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.99

Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain

Big Lies in a Small Town is the story of the artist Anna Dale in Edenton, NC in 1940. It is also the story of the artist Morgan Christopher in Edenton, NC in 2018. Each story is a fascinating look at a small southern town including the social mores that prevailed. Each story is a fascinating character study of women who have faced tragedy and hardship and how they overcame it. Each story is a story of love and friendship. Each story could have stood on its own but they are woven together brilliantly to produce a novel that will make you just as curious as Morgan was to find out what happened to Anna and why in the world did she paint such gory things into a mural that was supposed to be hung in the town post office as a representation of the town of Edenton. If you love great southern fiction, if you love a mystery, if you love rich characters, and if you love history and art you will not want to miss this fabulous novel.

St. Martin's Press 2020  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.99

Crimson Lake by Candice Fox

Amanda Pharrell was convicted as a teenager of killing her teenaged friend. She is now out of prison and works as a private investigator in her home town. Ted Conkaffey spent 8 months in jail accused of the brutal attack and rape of a 13 year old girl. While the charges were dropped, no one else was arrested so the public still considers him guilty. These two misfits come together to try and find out what happened to a famous author who has gone missing and is thought to have been eaten by a crocodile. Crimson Lake is crime fiction at its best. It is about three intriguing crimes, past and present. It is about characters that are quirky, colorful, likable, but also very damaged. And it is about a small town in Australia that is itself disturbing and dangerous. It is a crock infested town, with small town cops who don’t believe in rules, and small town citizens who don’t forgive or forget. I understand this is going to become a series and I can’t wait for the next installment.

Forge Books 2020  - Format: Paperback - Price: $9.99

The Lost Man by Jane Harper

Jane Harper has created yet another masterpiece, this one a standalone set in the outback region of Queensland Australia. It is a beautifully written character driven novel where the extreme hardship of living and surviving in the outback is one of the major characters. It is the story of the Bright brothers told from the perspective of Nathan – the oldest of the three – as he tries to make sense of how his middle brother, Cameron, ended up alone in the middle of the desert dead of dehydration when he had a well-stocked and working car not far away. Was it something sinister or was it suicide as the authorities seem to believe. If suicide, what might have driven this charismatic well liked young man with a wife and two young daughters to take his life. The Lost Man is a story of family dynamics, of abuse and of lots of what ifs. The descriptions of the scenery and life in the outback would be enough alone to keep up your interest, but added to that is a cast of characters who you feel like you know intimately by the end of the book. A cast of characters who all have secrets and who make you wonder did Cameron kill himself or did one of them do the unspeakable.

Flatiron 2020  - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.99

A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler

A Good Neighborhood is anything but a good neighborhood in this beautifully written but heartbreaking modern Greek tragedy. The story is narrated by a chorus of neighbors who see and hear what they think is happening. The characters involved also have a voice as they tell their thoughts and their reasoning behind their actions. White privilege, greed, racism, and ultra conservative religion all play a part in the events that lead to the final scene. So many times the outcome could have been changed if only reason, good sense and respect had prevailed. One of the most compelling books I have read in a while, it is a tough read, but one that has many lessons to teach. It is something that could and probably does happen more frequently than we would like to admit. Highly recommended for book clubs as the topics for discussion will be endless.

St. Martin's Press 2020  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.99

The Wives by Tarryn Fisher

I can usually identify with the premise of a book or at least with the characters. That is how I become pulled into a story. Needless to say I did not identify in any way with the story of polygamy or with Thursday who willingly married and stayed married to Seth even though she knew he had two other wives. And yet, I was immediately pulled into Thursday’s story and her sudden desire to know something, anything, about Seth’s other two wives. By the middle of the book I was hooked and then unhinged and then totally taken by surprise. The writing is exquisite, the plot is ingenious and the ending….. Well that you will just have to experience yourself.

Graydon House 2019  - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.99

Nancy H. Recommends...
Long Bright River by Liz Moore

An incredibly moving story, of epic proportion, with rich characters, a remarkable plot, and a powerfully written ending. It’s a story of family… two sisters… raised by their grandmother. It’s a story of the love of these two women, the different paths their lives take, and how they eventually make their way back to each other. I could not put this book down, and yet I didn’t want it to end.



Riverhead Books 2020  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.00

Brent Recommends...
The Rabbit Hunter by Lars Kepler

The Rabbit Hunter is another top notch Joona Linna thriller by Lars Kepler. When high level political players are being systematically and brutally murdered, in a last-ditch effort to stop the killings, the Prime Minister offers a deal to the imprisoned Joona Linna: Solve the case and earn your freedom. Joona accepts the challenge and enters into an intricate and macabre plot that crosses years and the lives of some of the most powerful people in the country. This book is compelling and difficult to put down. Kepler has a unique style of writing that draws the reader into the story. Don't miss this one!

Alfred A. Knopf 2020  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.95

Deep State by Chris Hauty

Deep State is a compelling page-turner with an unpredictable last-minute twist that will knock you off your feet. Hayley Chill is an Army infantry soldier with an eye on doing more to serve her country. In true, 'snatched from the headlines' fashion, Hayley accepts a White House internship in the administration of a highly controversial and divisive president with apparent strong Russian leanings. This has him in the cross-hairs of 'Deep State' operatives intent on taking down him and his administration. Hayley finds herself caught up in the intricate plot and may be the only one who can stop it. Prepare to stay up late with this one until you reach the epic climax. Perhaps ironically, I really think this book would appeal equally to suspense loving readers on either side of the political spectrum!

Atria Books 2020  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.00

Jackie Recommends...
Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

This is an excellent book, and so different than the series books, but so intriguing you do not want it to end. The plot is incredible complex with two similar yet different female main characters. The relationship to current trends and the very accurate portrayal of the 1980's is such a well crafted picture you will feel the tension. A compelling story of how someone can be manipulated and be unaware. If I had never read a Karin Slaughter book this would convince me to read all the others. Happily for me I have enjoyed them for years.

William Morrow 2019  - Format: Paperback - Price: $9.99

St. Francis Society for Wayward Pets by Annie England Neblin

This is a charming book that adds humor and charm while addressing several very dark issues. Maeve is adopted and struggling at 36. None of her issues, including moving back home, have anything to do with her adoption. When her birth Mother dies she feels compelled to attend the funeral. The events that unfold from this decision will make you laugh and cry, sometimes at the same time.

William Morrow 2020  - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.99

Hindsight by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen

This is such a great installment in this series. I am a big fan of Kendra Michaels and am always entertained by her powers of observation. The school she attended as a child seems to be under attack. A beloved teacher is killed and the current students parents are in an uproar. When the second murder occurs chaos ensues. Kendra is coerced into helping the FBI with her skills, but demands help to protect one of the most valued things from her childhood. The history of the school hides secrets that must be discovered of the school is to be saved. Kendra's relationship, despite her reluctance, continues to evolve. The plot is rich with supporting characters and sharp turn you cannot predict. The ending is a perfect foreshadowing for the next installment, and I hope it is available sooner rather than later.

Grand Central Publishing 2020  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $28.00

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