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Happy October, everyone! The weather is finally cooling off, and we're getting excited for autumn leaves and Halloween.

There are some great books coming out this month, as well as some really exciting events. They're filling up fast, so grab your spot while you still can!

-The Team at Fiction Addiction

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Happy Halloween!
Can't Scare Me! by Mandy Archer

Join Kitten for a fun adventure through a spooky house! 

Kitten isn't scared of anything....or is he?  Can't Scare Me!  is a fun book that follows a brave kitten through a haunted house where he finally comes face-to-face with something unexpectedly spooky! With forty flaps to lift and adorable illustrations, youngsters will love this hands-on book and the unexpected surprises on each page. Children will especially enjoy the secret mirror hidden in the book! 

Simon & Schuster 2019 - Format: Board Book - Price: $8.99

October 11th is National Coming Out Day
Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju

Perpetually awkward Nima Kumara-Clark is bored with her insular community of Bridgeton, in love with her straight girlfriend, and trying to move past her mother’s unexpected departure. After a bewildering encounter at a local festival, Nima finds herself suddenly immersed in the drag scene on the other side of town.

Macho drag kings, magical queens, new love interests, and surprising allies propel Nima both painfully and hilariously closer to a self she never knew she could be—one that can confidently express and accept love. But she’ll have to learn to accept  lost  love to get there.

From debut author Tanya Boteju comes a poignant, laugh-out-loud tale of acceptance, self-expression, and the colorful worlds that await when we’re brave enough to look.

Simon Pulse 2019 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $18.99

Upcoming Events
Tue, Oct 1, 2019 6:00 PM EST
Bookclub Party featuring Kate Quinn & Laura Kamoie
Fiction Addiction, Greenville
Sat, Oct 5, 2019 11:00 AM EST
Tilly Culbertson Drop-In Greenville Launch Party
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Tue, Oct 8, 2019 12:00 PM EST
2019 Q4 Literary Bookclub
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Tue, Oct 8, 2019 7:00 PM EST
Jacqueline Woodson Discusses Her New Book, Red at the Bone
First Baptist Greenville (Sanctuary), Greenville
Wed, Oct 9, 2019 12:00 PM EST
2019 Q4 Mystery Bookclub with Sisters in Crime
Fiction Addiction, Greenville
Fri, Oct 11, 2019 6:00 PM EST
Jim DeMint Book Talk and Signing
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Mon, Oct 28, 2019 6:00 PM EST
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Tue, Oct 29, 2019 6:00 PM EST
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Our Signed First Editions Club makes it easy to become a collector! We pick great books -- past picks have included a National Book Award Winner and an Edgar Award Winner for Best Novel -- and you get one signed first edition every month. Our picks run the gamut from memoirs to popular fiction, cookbooks to mysteries. All you have to do is provide us with payment information and commit to purchasing at least 10 of the 12 books picked each year. Collect for fun or for profit -- our club members have seen their books increase in value since they purchased them! A club membership also makes a great gift for the book lover in your life.

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October New Releases
Warrior of the Altaii by Robert Jordan

Draw near and listen, or else time is at an end.

The watering holes of the Plain are drying up, the fearsome fanghorn grow more numerous, and bad omens abound. Wulfgar, a leader of the Altaii people, must contend with twin queens, warlords, prophets and magic in hopes of protecting his people and securing their future. Elspeth, a visitor from another world, holds the answers, but first Wulfgar must learn to ask the right questions.

But what if the knowledge that saves the Altaii will also destroy them?

Tor Books 2019  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.99

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (signed copies available!)

Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug-dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. In fact, by age twenty, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most prestigious universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her?

Still searching for answers, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. Their eight windowless “tombs” are the well-known haunts of the rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street’s biggest players. But their occult activities are more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive. They tamper with forbidden magic. They raise the dead. And, sometimes, they prey on the living.

Ninth House  is the long-awaited adult debut by the beloved author of  Shadow and Bone  and  Six of Crows . Leigh Bardugo will take her place alongside Lev Grossman and Deborah Harkness as one of the finest practitioners of literary fantasy writing today.

Flatiron 2019  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.99

The Guardians by John Grisham

In the small north Florida town of Seabrook, a young lawyer named Keith Russo was shot dead at his desk as he worked late one night. The killer left no clues behind. There were no witnesses, no real suspects, no one with a motive. The police soon settled on Quincy Miller, a young black man who was once a client of Russo’s.

Quincy was framed, convicted, and sent to prison for life. For twenty-two years he languished in prison with no lawyer, no advocate on the outside. Then he wrote a letter to Guardian Ministries, a small innocence group founded by a lawyer/minister named Cullen Post.

Guardian handles only a few innocence cases at a time, and Post is its only investigator. He travels the South fighting wrongful convictions and taking cases no one else will touch. With Quincy Miller, though, he gets far more than he bargained for. Powerful, ruthless people murdered Keith Russo, and they do not want Quincy exonerated.

They killed one lawyer twenty-two years ago, and they will kill another one without a second thought.

Doubleday 2019  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $29.95

Cilka's Journey by Heather Morris

From the author of the multi-million copy bestseller  The Tattooist of Auschwitz  comes a new novel based on an incredible true story of love and resilience.

Her beauty saved her — and condemned her.

Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp in 1942, where the commandant immediately notices how beautiful she is. Forcibly separated from the other women prisoners, Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly taken, equals survival.

When the war is over and the camp is liberated, freedom is not granted to Cilka: She is charged as a collaborator for sleeping with the enemy and sent to a Siberian prison camp. But did she really have a choice? And where do the lines of morality lie for Cilka, who was send to Auschwitz when she was still a child?

In Siberia, Cilka faces challenges both new and horribly familiar, including the unwanted attention of the guards. But when she meets a kind female doctor, Cilka is taken under her wing and begins to tend to the ill in the camp, struggling to care for them under brutal conditions.

Confronting death and terror daily, Cilka discovers a strength she never knew she had. And when she begins to tentatively form bonds and relationships in this harsh, new reality, Cilka finds that despite everything that has happened to her, there is room in her heart for love.

From child to woman, from woman to healer, Cilka's journey illuminates the resilience of the human spirit—and the will we have to survive.

St. Martin's Press 2019  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.99

Land of Wolves by Craig Johnson

Attempting to recover from his harrowing experiences in Mexico, in  Land of Wolves  Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire is neck deep in the investigation of what could or could not be the suicidal hanging of a shepherd. With unsettling connections to a Basque family with a reputation for removing the legs of Absaroka County sheriffs, matters become even more complicated with the appearance of an oversize wolf in the Big Horn Mountains to which Walt finds himself feeling more and more empathetic.

Viking Press 2019  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $28.00

Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

The New York Times bestselling author of Flight Behavior, The Lacuna, and The Poisonwood Bible and recipient of numerous literary awards—including the National Humanities Medal, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the Orange Prize—returns with a timely novel that interweaves past and present to explore the human capacity for resiliency and compassion in times of great upheaval.

How could two hardworking people do everything right in life, a woman asks, and end up destitute? Willa Knox and her husband followed all the rules as responsible parents and professionals, and have nothing to show for it but debts and an inherited brick house that is falling apart. The magazine where Willa worked has folded; the college where her husband had tenure has closed. Their dubious shelter is also the only option for a disabled father-in-law and an exasperating, free-spirited daughter. When the family’s one success story, an Ivy-educated son, is uprooted by tragedy he seems likely to join them, with dark complications of his own.

In another time, a troubled husband and public servant asks, How can a man tell the truth, and be reviled for it? A science teacher with a passion for honest investigation, Thatcher Greenwood finds himself under siege: his employer forbids him to speak of the exciting work just published by Charles Darwin. His young bride and social-climbing mother-in-law bristle at the risk of scandal, and dismiss his worries that their elegant house is unsound. In a village ostensibly founded as a benevolent Utopia, Thatcher wants only to honor his duties, but his friendships with a woman scientist and a renegade newspaper editor threaten to draw him into a vendetta with the town’s powerful men.

Unsheltered is the compulsively readable story of two families, in two centuries, who live at the corner of Sixth and Plum in Vineland, New Jersey, navigating what seems to be the end of the world as they know it. With history as their tantalizing canvas, these characters paint a startlingly relevant portrait of life in precarious times when the foundations of the past have failed to prepare us for the future.

Harper Perennial 2019  - Format: Paperback - Price: $17.99

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center—a women’s reproductive health services clinic—its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage.

After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. As his phone vibrates with incoming text messages he glances at it and, to his horror, finds out that his fifteen-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic.

But Wren is not alone. She will share the next and tensest few hours of her young life with a cast of unforgettable characters: A nurse who calms her own panic in order to save the life of a wounded woman. A doctor who does his work not in spite of his faith but because of it, and who will find that faith tested as never before. A pro-life protester, disguised as a patient, who now stands in the crosshairs of the same rage she herself has felt. A young woman who has come to terminate her pregnancy. And the disturbed individual himself, vowing to be heard.

Told in a daring and enthralling narrative structure that counts backward through the hours of the standoff, this is a story that traces its way back to what brought each of these very different individuals to the same place on this fateful day.

One of the most fearless writers of our time, Jodi Picoult tackles a complicated issue in this gripping and nuanced novel. How do we balance the rights of pregnant women with the rights of the unborn they carry? What does it mean to be a good parent?  A Spark of Light  will inspire debate, conversation . . . and, hopefully, understanding.

Ballantine Books 2019  - Format: Paperback - Price: $17.00

Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

Two families from different social classes are joined together by an unexpected pregnancy and the child that it produces. Moving forward and backward in time, with the power of poetry and the emotional richness of a narrative ten times its length, Jacqueline Woodson's extraordinary new novel uncovers the role that history and community have played in the experiences, decisions, and relationships of these families, and in the life of this child.

As the book opens in 2001, it is the evening of sixteen-year-old Melody's coming of age ceremony in her grandparents' Brooklyn brownstone. Watched lovingly by her relatives and friends, making her entrance to the soundtrack of Prince, she wears a special custom-made dress. But the event is not without poignancy. Sixteen years earlier, that very dress was measured and sewn for a different wearer: Melody's mother, for her own ceremony-- a celebration that ultimately never took place.

Unfurling the history of Melody's parents and grandparents to show how they all arrived at this moment, Woodson considers not just their ambitions and successes but also the costs, the tolls they've paid for striving to overcome expectations and escape the pull of history. As it explores sexual desire and identity, ambition, gentrification, education, class and status, and the life-altering facts of parenthood,  Red at the Bone most strikingly looks at the ways in which young people must so often make long-lasting decisions about their lives--even before they have begun to figure out who they are and what they want to be.

Riverhead Books 2019  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.00

Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout

Prickly, wry, resistant to change yet ruthlessly honest and deeply empathetic, Olive Kitteridge is “a compelling life force” ( San Francisco Chronicle ).  The   New Yorker  has said that Elizabeth Strout “animates the ordinary with an astonishing force,” and she has never done so more clearly than in these pages, where the iconic Olive struggles to understand not only herself and her own life but the lives of those around her in the town of Crosby, Maine. Whether with a teenager coming to terms with the loss of her father, a young woman about to give birth during a hilariously inopportune moment, a nurse who confesses a secret high school crush, or a lawyer who struggles with an inheritance she does not want to accept, the unforgettable Olive will continue to startle us, to move us, and to inspire moments of transcendent grace.

Penguin Random House 2019  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.00

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her—but was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency in Hiram and a daring scheme: to escape from the only home he’s ever known.

So begins an unexpected journey that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia’s proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the Deep South to dangerously idealistic movements in the North. Even as he’s enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, Hiram’s resolve to rescue the family he left behind endures.

This is the dramatic story of an atrocity inflicted on generations of women, men, and children—the violent and capricious separation of families—and the war they waged to simply make lives with the people they loved. Written by one of today’s most exciting thinkers and writers, The Water Dancer is a propulsive, transcendent work that restores the humanity of those from whom everything was stolen.

One World 2019  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $28.00

Me by Elton John

A multiple Grammy-winning legend and flamboyant superstar, Elton is the most enduringly successful singer/songwriter of all time. Fans have been eagerly waiting for him to tell his story. Now the wait is (almost) over.

Coming in October 2019, the first and only official autobiography of a much-loved global icon .

Henry Holt and Company 2019  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $30.00

The United States of Trump: How the President Really Sees America by Bill O'Reilly

A rare, insider's look at the life of Donald Trump from the bestselling author of the  Killing  series, based on exclusive interview material and deep research.

Readers around the world have been enthralled by journalist and  New York Times  bestselling author Bill O'Reilly's  Killing  series—riveting works of nonfiction that explore the most famous events in history. Now, O'Reilly turns his razor-sharp observations to his most compelling subject thus far—President Donald J. Trump. In this thrilling narrative, O'Reilly blends primary, never-before-released interview material with a history that recounts Trump's childhood and family and the factors from his life and career that forged the worldview that the president of the United States has taken to the White House.

Not a partisan pro-Trump or anti-Trump book, this is an up-to-the-minute, intimate view of the man and his sphere of influence—of "how Donald Trump's view of America was formed, and how it has changed since becoming the most powerful person in the world"— from a writer who has known the president for thirty years. This is an unprecedented, gripping account of the life of a sitting president as he makes history.

As the author will tell you, "If you want some insight into the most unlikely political phenomenon of our lifetimes, you'll get it here."

Henry Holt and Company 2019  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $28.00

A Field Guide to the Jewish People by Dave Barry

Why do random Jewish holidays keep springing up unexpectedly? Why are yarmulkes round? Who was the first Jewish comedian? What's "Christian humor" and have you ever even heard of that phrase? Who is "the Golem" and whom do you want it to beat up?

These baffling questions and many more are answered by comedy legends Dave Barry, Adam Mansbach, and Alan Zweibel, two-thirds of whom are Jewish. In  A Field Guide to the Jewish People  the authors dissect every holiday, rite of passage, and tradition, unravel a long and complicated history, and tackle the tough questions that have plagued Jews and non-Jews alike for centuries.

Combining the sweetness of an apricot rugelach with the wisdom of a matzoh ball, this is the last book on Judaism that you will ever need. So gather up your chosen ones, open a bottle of Manischewitz, and get ready to laugh as you finally begin to understand the inner-workings of Judaism.

Flatiron 2019  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $25.99

No Surrender by Chris Edmonds

Spanning seven decades and linking a sprawling cast of heroes from every corner of the country,  No Surrender  is an unforgettable story of a father’s extraordinary acts of valor in the treacherous final days of World War II and a son’s journey to discover them.

Like most members of the Greatest Generation, Roddie Edmonds, a humble American soldier from East Tennessee, rarely spoke about his experiences during World War II. Not even his son Chris—who always considered his father a hero—knew the full details of Roddie’s capture at the Battle of the Bulge or his captivity at Stalag IXA, a Nazi POW camp. But when Chris’s daughter was assigned a family history project, Chris reread Roddie’s wartime diaries, which set in motion a series of life-changing events.

Called to learn his father’s story with a renewed sense of passion and purpose, Chris embarked on a years-long journey, interviewing surviving POWs under Roddie’s command, and retracing his father’s footsteps, from Fort Jackson, Georgia, where a boyish Roddie transformed into a seasoned leader of men, to the patch of grass near Zeigenhein, Germany, where he stared evil in the eye and dared a Nazi to shoot.

Chris Edmonds, along with  New York Times  bestselling author Douglas Century, takes us to the front lines of this inspiring multigenerational story, revealing in gripping, novelistic detail Roddie’s previously untold heroism—and the lasting effects his bravery had on the lives of thousands, then and now. “What was most remarkable about my journey to discover what my father did during the war,” Chris writes, “was the realization that any one of us has the untapped potential to do something incredibly courageous. We all have the potential to change the world simply by standing up for what’s right.” 

A quintessential American story of bravery, compassion, and righteousness,  No Surrender  is a shining example of the transformative and redemptive power of moral courage and a celebration of faith, family, and service, the very characteristics that continue to define us today.  

HarperOne 2019  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $29.99

Outback: The Amazing Animals of Australia by Dan Kainen

Embark on an eye-opening adventure in the land Down Under, and see eight creatures in astounding motion. From the  New York Times  bestselling series.

Using Photicular® technology that’s like a 3-D movie on the page,  OUTBACK  whisks you to the vast, remote world of wild Australia, where heat waves dance forever and animals, isolated by the vagaries of continental drift, are unlike those found anywhere else on Earth.
Each moving image delivers a rich, immersive visual experience—and the result is breathtaking. The kangaroo hops. A wombat waddles. The frilled lizard races on two legs across the desert floor. A peacock spider dances and shows off its vibrant colors. Experience it for yourself!

Workman Publishing Company 2019  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.95

Nathalie Dupree's Favorite Stories & Recipes by Nathalie Dupree (signed copies available!)

Nathalie Dupree is a storyteller, and in celebration of her 80th birthday in December 2019, she shares her favorite culinary stories, which trace her journey from a budding cook for her college friends, though her years as a restaurant cook and cooking instructor. Her activist spirit, humor, feisty personality, and authoritative knowledge of cooking make this a must-have cookbook for everyone who has watched her on TV, read her articles in magazines and newspapers, or invoked her name in a conversation about Southern food.

Gibbs Smith 2019  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $30.00

Our Better Angels by Jonathan Reckford

Jonathan Reckford, the CEO of Habitat for Humanity, has seen time and again the powerful benefits that arise when people from all walks of life work together to help one another. In this uplifting book, he shares true stories of people involved with Habitat as volunteers and future homeowners who embody seven timeless virtues—kindness, community, empowerment, joy, respect, generosity, and service—and shows how we can all practice these to improve the quality of our own lives as well as those around us.

A Vietnam veteran finds peace where he was once engaged in war. An impoverished single mother offers her family’s time and energy to enrich their neighbors’ lives. A Zambian family of nine living in a makeshift tent makes room to shelter even more. A teenager grieving for his mother honors her love and memory by ensuring other people have a place to call home. A former president of the United States leads by example with a determined work ethic that motivates everyone around him to be the best version of themselves.

These stories, and many others, illustrate how virtues become values, how cooperation becomes connection, and how even the smallest act of compassion can encourage actions that transform the world around us. Here are tales that will make readers laugh and cry and embrace with passion the calling of our better angels to change the way we take care of ourselves, our families, our communities, and the world.

St. Martin's Essentials 2019  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $24.99

Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Mr. Roger's Neighborhood by Melissa Wagner

From Fred Rogers Productions, comes a delightful gift book that shows how the wisdom of  Mister Rogers' Neighborhood  is as relevant for adults as it is for children. With colorful illustrations and quotes that touch on themes of kindness, empathy, self-care, respect, and love, this is the feel-good book for our times.

More then just a children's television show host, Mister Rogers was the friend who helped us appreciate the good things in ourselves, in others, and in the world around us. As soon as he stepped through his front door to change into his cardigan and sneakers, we knew we would meet new people and discover new things. Revisit some of Mister Rogers' greatest guidance that we learned alongside Daniel Tiger, X the Owl, King Friday the XIII, Henrietta Pussycat, and more, including:

-You are special
-Be generous with your gratitude
-Feed the fish
-All kinds of feelings are okay
-Don't forget the fun
And other caring thoughts!

Clarkson Potter Publishers 2019  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $15.00

The Book of Gutsy Women by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton

She couldn’t have been more than seven or eight years old. “Go ahead, ask your question,” her father urged, nudging her forward. She smiled shyly and said, “You’re my hero. Who’s yours?”

Many people—especially girls—have asked us that same question over the years. It’s one of our favorite topics.

HILLARY: Growing up, I knew hardly any women who worked outside the home. So I looked to my mother, my teachers, and the pages of  Life  magazine for inspiration. After learning that Amelia Earhart kept a scrapbook with newspaper articles about successful women in male-dominated jobs, I started a scrapbook of my own. Long after I stopped clipping articles, I continued to seek out stories of women who seemed to be redefining what was possible.

CHELSEA: This book is the continuation of a conversation the two of us have been having since I was little. For me, too, my mom was a hero; so were my grandmothers. My early teachers were also women. But I grew up in a world very different from theirs. My pediatrician was a woman, and so was the first mayor of Little Rock who I remember from my childhood. Most of my close friends’ moms worked outside the home as nurses, doctors, teachers, professors, and in business. And women were going into space and breaking records here on Earth.

Ensuring the rights and opportunities of women and girls remains a big piece of the unfinished business of the twenty-first century. While there’s a lot of work to do, we know that throughout history and around the globe women have overcome the toughest resistance imaginable to win victories that have made progress possible for all of us. That is the achievement of each of the women in this book.

So how did they do it? The answers are as unique as the women themselves. Civil rights activist Dorothy Height, LGBTQ trailblazer Edie Windsor, and swimmer Diana Nyad kept pushing forward, no matter what. Writers like Rachel Carson and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie named something no one had dared talk about before. Historian Mary Beard used wit to open doors that were once closed, and Wangari Maathai, who sparked a movement to plant trees, understood the power of role modeling. Harriet Tubman and Malala Yousafzai looked fear in the face and persevered. Nearly every single one of these women was fiercely optimistic—they had faith that their actions could make a difference. And they were right.

To us, they are all gutsy women—leaders with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done. So in the moments when the long haul seems awfully long, we hope you will draw strength from these stories. We do. Because if history shows one thing, it’s that the world needs gutsy women.

Simon & Schuster 2019  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $35.00

Young Adult
Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell (signed copies available!)

The story is supposed to be over.

Simon Snow did everything he was supposed to do. He beat the villain. He won the war. He even fell in love. Now comes the good part, right? Now comes the happily ever after…

So why can’t Simon Snow get off the couch?
What he needs, according to his best friend, is a change of scenery. He just needs to see himself in a new light.

That’s how Simon and Penny and Baz end up in a vintage convertible, tearing across the American West. They find trouble, of course. (Dragons, vampires, skunk-headed things with shotguns.) And they get lost. They get so lost, they start to wonder whether they ever knew where they were headed in the first place.

With  Wayward Son , Rainbow Rowell has written a book for everyone who ever wondered what happened to the Chosen One after he saved the day. And a book for everyone who was ever more curious about the second kiss than the first. It’s another helping of sour cherry scones with an absolutely decadent amount of butter.

Come on, Simon Snow. Your hero’s journey might be over – but your life has just begun.

Wednesday Books 2019  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $19.99

The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming promise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of an oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to connect with the country of his mother's birth through the lens of his camera. Photography—and fate—introduce him to Ana, whose family's interweaving obstacles reveal the lingering grasp of the Spanish Civil War—as well as chilling definitions of fortune and fear. Daniel's photographs leave him with uncomfortable questions amidst shadows of danger. He is backed into a corner of difficult decisions to protect those he loves. Lives and hearts collide, revealing an incredibly dark side to the sunny Spanish city.

Master storyteller Ruta Sepetys once again shines light into one of history's darkest corners in this epic, heart-wrenching novel about identity, unforgettable love, repercussions of war, and the hidden violence of silence—inspired by the true postwar struggles of Spain.

Philomel 2019  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $18.99

Cursed by Frank Miller

Whosoever wields the Sword of Power shall be the one true King.

But what if the Sword has chosen a Queen?

Nimue grew up an outcast. Her connection to dark magic made her something to be feared in her Druid village, and that made her desperate to leave…

That is, until her entire village is slaughtered by Red Paladins, and Nimue’s fate is forever altered. Charged by her dying mother to reunite an ancient sword with a legendary sorcerer, Nimue is now her people’s only hope. Her mission leaves little room for revenge, but the growing power within her can think of little else.

Nimue teams up with a charming mercenary named Arthur and refugee Fey Folk from across England. She wields a sword meant for the one true king, battling paladins and the armies of a corrupt king. She struggles to unite her people, avenge her family, and discover the truth about her destiny.

But perhaps the one thing that can change Destiny itself is found at the edge of a blade.

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2019  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $24.99

Verify by Joelle Charbonneau

Meri Beckley lives in a world without lies. When she looks at the peaceful Chicago streets, she feels pride in the era of unprecedented hope and prosperity over which the governor presides.

But when Meri’s mother is killed, Meri suddenly has questions that no one else seems to be asking. And when she tries to uncover her mother’s state of mind in her last weeks, she finds herself drawn into a secret world with a history she didn’t know existed.

Suddenly, Meri is faced with a choice between accepting the “truth” or embracing a world the government doesn’t want anyone to see—a world where words have the power to change the course of a country and where the wrong ones can get Meri killed.

HarperTeen 2019  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $18.99

Children's Fiction
Allies by Alan Gratz

June 6, 1944: The Nazis are terrorizing Europe, on their evil quest to conquer the world. The only way to stop them? The biggest, most top-secret operation ever, with the Allied nations coming together to storm German-occupied France.

Welcome to D-Day.

Dee, a young U.S. soldier, is on a boat racing toward the French coast. And Dee -- along with his brothers-in-arms -- is terrified. He feels the weight of World War II on his shoulders.

But Dee is not alone. Behind enemy lines in France, a girl named Samira works as a spy, trying to sabotage the German army. Meanwhile, paratrooper James leaps from his plane to join a daring midnight raid. And in the thick of battle, Henry, a medic, searches for lives to save.

In a breathtaking race against time, they all must fight to complete their high-stakes missions. But with betrayals and deadly risks at every turn, can the Allies do what it takes to win?

Scholastic Press 2019  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99

Stretchy McHandsome by Judy Schachner

Stretchy McHandsome is not only good looking with his ginger fur, but he has personality that shines as well. Leaving the safety of the McHandsome clan, he stretches himself away from home and all around town. Out and about, he is spotted by a girl with a kindred spirit, who makes him realize the one thing missing from his life is the warm lap of a loving person. How this gadabout finds his true girl makes for a story that is a little bit wild, but a whole lot wonderful.

Dial Press 2019  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99

The Bootlace Magician by Cassie Beasley

Micah Tuttle now lives at the Circus Mirandus full-time as an apprentice to the incredible Lightbender. It's a dream come true! Micah spends most of days discovering and refining his magic, hanging out with a new baby unicorn, and making occasional trips outside to visit his best friend, Jenny Mendoza. Everything seems relatively peaceful and calm until Micah's grandmother, Victoria, The Bird Woman, begins to seriously threaten the future of Micah's new home. Worst of all, it's looking like she might be successful in her evil mission to destroy the circus, especially since she has nothing to lose. Soon, it's up to Micah and the Lightbender (with a little help from Micah's best friend and the other magicians) to defeat Victoria and help keep the magical circus alive.

Dial Books 2019  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99

Baby, See the Colors! by Ekaterina Trukhan

The sky is blue—and so are blueberries! Tomatoes are red, just like ladybugs and stop signs! Flowers and giraffes are yellow—school buses, too!
See all the colors in a book that’s  indestructible !

Workman Publishing Company 2019  - Format: Paperback - Price: $5.95

Baby, Let's Count! by Ekaterina Trukhan

Count with farm animals in a book that’s  indestructible .
Find the numbers and say the rhyme—all the way up way up to ten! Count the animals—one, two, three! See how many ponies neigh and how many puppies play!

Workman Publishing Company 2019  - Format: Paperback - Price: $5.95

White Bird by R.J. Palacio

In R. J. Palacio's bestselling collection of stories  Auggie & Me , which expands on characters in  Wonder , readers were introduced to Julian's grandmother, Grandmère. Here, Palacio makes her graphic novel debut with Grandmère's heartrending story: how she, a young Jewish girl, was hidden by a family in a Nazi-occupied French village during World War II; how the boy she and her classmates once shunned became her savior and best friend. 

Sara's harrowing experience movingly demonstrates the power of kindness to change hearts, build bridges, and even save lives. As Grandmère tells Julian, "It always takes courage to be kind, but in those days, such kindness could cost you everything." With poignant symbolism and gorgeous artwork that brings Sara's story out of the past and cements it firmly in this moment in history,  White Bird  is sure to captivate anyone who was moved by the book  Wonder  or the blockbuster movie adaptation and its message.

Knopf Books for Young Readers 2019  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $24.99

'Tis the Season by Dr. Seuss

This year, forget cards—send this perfect little Christmas gift book, featuring full-color art from  How the Grinch Stole Christmas!  and other classic works by Dr. Seuss, instead! Perfect for Dr. Seuss fans of all ages!

This small hardcover gift book—illustrated with full-color art from  How the Grinch Stole Christmas!  and other classic works by Dr. Seuss—is filled with simple, unrhymed observations about the holiday season. From "travel" and "tree-trimming" to "feasting" and "singing," it's the perfect little gift or stocking stuffer for children, parents, grandparents, neighbors, teachers, caregivers, coworkers —anyone  and  everyone  you want to wish a Merry Christmas!

Random House Children's Books 2019  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $8.99

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling

The fourth book in the beloved Harry Potter series, now illustrated in glorious full color by award-winning artist Jim Kay.

Harry Potter wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup with Hermione, Ron, and the Weasleys. He wants to dream about Cho Chang, his crush (and maybe do more than dream). He wants to find out about the mysterious event involving two other rival schools of magic, and a competition that hasn't happened for a hundred years. He wants to be a normal, fourteen-year-old wizard. Unfortunately for Harry Potter, he's not normal - even by wizarding standards. And in this case, different can be deadly.

With dazzling illustrations from Jim Kay, this new fully illustrated edition of the complete and unabridged text of  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire  is sure to delight fans and first-time readers alike.

Scholastic Inc. 2019  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $47.99

Staff Picks
Jill Recommends...
It's the Little Things: The Pocket Pigs' Guide to Living Your Best Life by Richard Austin

Everyone knows that if you're depressed you should watch funny cat videos on youtube. But what do you do if your internet is down? Keep this little book handy -- it's a fabulous pick-me-up for those emergency situtaions. I dare you not to smile at these images.

Workman Publishing Company  2019 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $12.95

What I Lick Before Your Face: And Other Haikus by Dogs by Jamie Coleman

A great companion to I Could Pee on This for those on the other side of the aisle -- dog lovers!

Atria Books  2019 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $14.99

Dune by Frank Herbert

Dune is my favorite novel of all time. I re-read every 5-10 years and get something new out of it each time.

Ace  2019 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $40.00

The Orchid Throne by Jeffe Kennedy

A wonderful new romantic fantasy series that will be appreciated by fans of Amanda Boucher and Elizabeth Vaughan.

St. Martin's Paperbacks  2019 - Format: Paperback - Price: $7.99

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White

Kiersten White has brilliantly reimagined Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, creating a story that will enthrall both fans of the classic as well as those encountering it for the first time. Though it’s a young adult novel, I’ll also be recommending The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein to adult bookclubs.

Ember  2019 - Format: Paperback - Price: $10.99

Melissa Recommends...
Cog by Greg Van Eekhout (signed copies available!)

Cog may look like a boy, but he's really a robot -- one of many made and owned by robotics company uniMIND. After an accident following a mistake Cog made intentionally to increase his cognitive development, he is confronted by the leader of uniMIND, who wants to take Cog apart and find his mysterious X-module that makes him different from all the other robots. But all Cog wants to do is find Gina, the scientist who created and cared for him. So Cog, weapon robot ADA, Trashbot, and dog robot Proto steal a robotic Car and make their escape, have many adventures along the way. Anyone who has ever felt out of place will enjoy this story that examines humanity in a way that only non-humans can.

HarperCollins  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $16.99

Guts by Raina Telgemeier

Raina Telgemeier's autobiographical graphic novels appeal to any kid who's been there, done that, and this one is no exception. Guts is about the worries kids have and the fears they face as kids, and how those worries and fears can affect all aspects of daily life, even physically in the case of Raina's tummy aches. But it also shows readers that there are healthy ways to deal with those fears, and that even small victories (like getting just a little freaked out instead of completely losing control) are victories worth celebrating. My 10-year-old devoured this book twice in one night.

Graphix 2019  - Format: Paperback - Price: $12.99

Grace Anne Recommends...
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

An incredible true story of heartbreak, resilience, and hope, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is unlike any WWII novel I have ever read. This is the kind of book that leaves you in awe not only of the depths of evil that humanity can reach, but the immense strength as well. The fact that it's all true makes it all the more mesmerizing. The Tattooist of Auschwitz is an absolute must read.

Harper Paperbacks 2018  - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.99

Lee Recommends...
Fly! by Mark Teague

It’s a big day up in the tree that Mama bird shares with her baby. Mama bird thinks Baby bird is finally ready to leave the nest and learn to fly so he can migrate south with the rest of their flock. But Baby bird isn’t so sure. Can’t his mother keep bringing him worms in their nest? Can’t he migrate in a hot air balloon instead? Or perhaps a car?

This silly wordless picture book will keep young readers giggling as Baby bird figures out that he must flap his wings and learn to fly—whether he likes it or not!

Beach Lane Books 2019  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99

Survivors of the Holocaust: True Stories of Six Extraordinary Children by Kath Shackleton

Received an advance copy in the mail and was immediately drawn to the title. The stories, all compelling and heart-wrenching, are conveyed in a format that easily guides the reader through a horrific time in our history, and more importantly, these individuals lives.

Sourcebooks Explore 2019 - Format: Paperback - Price: $14.99

How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler by Ryan North

The only book you need if you're going back in time

What would you do if a time machine hurled you thousands of years into the past. . . and then broke? How would you survive? Could you improve on humanity's original timeline? And how hard would it be to domesticate a giant wombat? 

With this book as your guide, you'll survive— and thrive —in any period in Earth's history. Bestselling author and time-travel enthusiast Ryan North shows you how to invent all the modern conveniences we take for granted—from first principles. This illustrated manual contains all the science, engineering, art, philosophy, facts, and figures required for even the most clueless time traveler to build a civilization from the ground up. Deeply researched, irreverent, and significantly more fun than being eaten by a saber-toothed tiger,  How to Invent Everything  will make you smarter, more competent, and completely prepared to become the most important and influential person ever. You're about to make history. . .  better.

Riverhead Books 2019  - Format: Paperback - Price: $17.00

Volunteer Picks
Brent Recommends...
The Night Agent by Matthew Quirk

This is literally a stay-up late, can't put it down action thriller. Peter Sutherland is an FBI agent whose career is tainted by the sins of his father, but guided by his own strong sense of right and wrong. When he receives a panic-stricken call from a young woman named Rose on a secret FBI hot line, he has no idea of the challenges he will soon be facing, or how the decisions he must make will test his moral codes. Sutherland is an approachable and honest character, not imbibed by the author with superhuman strengths or abilities. The story is intricate and fast-paced, yet still feels legitimate and real. I really liked this book and expect it will be a runaway best seller!

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

The Winter Soldier by Daniel Mason

This lushly written story of Lucius, a young medical student forced to turn trauma surgeon at the onset of the first world war, and how that transition was made possible by the support and guidance he received from Margarete, a field nurse, will take your breath away. At once a vivid and visceral portrayal of the horrors of war and the inhumanity men can inflict on one another is at the same time a story of brotherhood, hope and kindness. The narrative brings the reader into the story and is not one that you will find easy to put down. In the midst of the war Lucius is separated from Margarete and his search for her and what has become of her following their separation will keep you on the edge of your seat to the very last. This is an outstanding book, expertly written. I was enchanted by it.

Back Bay Books 2019 - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.99

Linda Recommends...
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (signed copies available!)

In The Dutch House, Patchett explores how a place can actually change your life. Maeve and Danny grow up in the Dutch House and are eventually exiled. The reasons why haunt them for the rest of their lives. It is only when they realize that the house has always been there for them that they can go on with their lives. Patchett creates believable characters with believable flaws that you won't forget for a long time.

Harper 2019  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.99

Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church by Megan Phelps-Roper

Megan Phelps-Roper tells a remarkable story about growing up in the Westboro Baptist Church, where rules abound and dissention is discouraged. It wasn't until her mid-20s that she began to have questions and worked up the courage to leave. By leaving the church, she was ostracized by her family which made up most of the members. Her bravery and open-mindedness is refreshing in these days of prejudice and slander. Great for fans of Educated.

Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2019 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.00

Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy

Having never read Anne of Green Gables, I wasn't sure how I would react to this novel. My fears were assuaged when I immediately got hooked on the story. I can honestly say that I really liked it. Sarah McCoy does a great job establishing the characters and describing the small village of Avonlea, when Marilla and Matthew were much younger. You will feel like you are there as Marilla falls in love, loses loved ones, and faces heartbreak. McCoy also weaves in the bits of history: political unrest in Canada, the Underground Railroad, and the Civil War. A good read!

Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2019 - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.99

Nancy M. Recommends...
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

The Allbright family has barely managed to survive since Ernt returned from a prisoner of war camp in Viet Nam. 13 year old Leni loves her mother Cora unconditionally and she tries really hard to love her father but she doesn’t understand why her mother accepts the abuse and the cruelty her father dishes out when one of ‘his moods’ comes on. In a last attempt to fit into society in a post Viet Nam era the family moves to what is at the time the wilderness of Alaska. They are totally unprepared for what they are about to endure but with the help of the few neighbors they have, they learn to overcome the harshest conditions imaginable. But, they are still struggling to be the loving family they were before Viet Nam, as dark cruel winters cause Ernt’s PTSD to get worse every year. The Great Alone is a beautifully written, remarkable story of what one family can endure and a story of the strength of the human body and the human spirit. It is tragic at times, heartbreaking at times, and beautiful at times. It is a story of cruel love, young love, and above all a mother’s love. It is the ultimate story of survival.

St. Martin's Griffin 2019  - Format: Paperback - Price: $17.99

The Butterfly Girl by Rene Denfeld

The Butterfly Girl is another solid entry in the Child Finder series. Naomi is trying to settle down, she has married her long time best friend Jerome and they are both living in Portland with her friend Diane, but Naomi will never truly be at ease until she can find her sister. Slowly a few memories come back and with those clues she starts in earnest to try and locate her sister turning down other cases until she does. While investigating the few clues she has, she begins to interact with some of the street kids – homeless children trying to survive on the streets - and becomes involved with a police case of a serial killer of young girls who are prostitutes. Once again Denfield gives us a peak at the dark world of abused and neglected children but also shows us survival, hope and love especially with the character of 11 year old Celia – the butterfly girl.

Harper 2019  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.99

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

Wow! If I could give this one higher than a 10 I would. I rarely read YA or Dystopian but I am sure glad I read this one. The description of a mashup of Hand Maid’s Tale and Lord of the Flies with girls instead of boys is right on. But, it is much more than that. Tierney has always been different and while she doesn’t actively rebel against the patriarchal society that rules the area she lives in she also doesn’t embrace it like most of the other girls do. She hopes to just get through her grace year and come back and work in the fields (not a treasured position like getting a veil). The book paints almost as bad a picture of what women do to each other as it does of what men do to women. The writing is lyrical and yet Liggett doesn’t mince words when she describes the violence that takes place during the grace year and as part of the county’s patriarchal society. Tierney is a powerful main character who suffers immensely in order to stay true to what she believes. There were many times in the book that I wished she had taken a different path for her own sake but the fact that she didn’t take the easy way out and that she understood the need to act together was a great lesson. I couldn’t envision how Liggett would be able to keep to the storyline and yet still show us hope for the future but she managed it beautifully. This is one of the few books that I would like to read again and again.

Wednesday Books 2019  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $18.99

Nancy H. Recommends...
Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay

Linwood Barclay is a seasoned author who just wrote one of the best thrillers I’ve read in a while. It’s a heart-pounding, definitely edge-of-your-seat story that will make you think twice about ever boarding an elevator again. A compelling and complex plot takes this breakneck speed story into its jaw-dropping ending. Great characters, a richly written story, and a paralyzing climax makes this a can’t-put-it-down thriller that you will want to read without stopping!

William Morrow 2019  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.99

Jackie Recommends...
The Lies We Tell by Debra Webb

This book is fast paced with several plot lines. Set in a funeral home some of the events are quite raw in detail. Rowan is a complex character with so many questions and traumas in her life it is difficult for her to trust or take anything at face value. Her childhood friend Billy is now the chief of police and the puzzle they must solve seems to have quite a few missing pieces. I did not realize this was a sequel when I started reading, do yourself a favor and read the first book. I can't wait for the next installment.

MIRA 2019  - Format: Paperback - Price: $7.99

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

What a book!! A sweeping tale about life in a small coal mining town in Kentucky. The book centers on the Roosevelt works program that included establishing traveling libraries. Six very different women unite with a singular goal, deliver books to families in very rural areas, using mules and horses as a means of transportation. Primarily for the $28 per month salary. What transpires in a journey filled with love, growth, discomfort, tragedy, and virtually unmatched determination. Alice is a new bride from England who thought she would live in a large cosmopolitan city, Margery is a local from the worst family imaginable. Izzy is there under duress from her Mother who has dreams of impressing Mrs. Roosevelt. Beth is a local who has dreams of moving far beyond Kentucky. Kathleen is a widow who needs a purpose and Sophia is a proud woman of color. You will be captured by each of these women and wish you could have them in your life. The conditions and prejudices of this time and place are not glossed over and provide a picture of just how powerless a woman can be. The historical aspect of the book is an interesting glimpse at a government program that was useful and successful.

Pamela Dorman 2019  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $28.00

What Rose Forgot by Nevada Barr

If you have ever been concerned about elder abuse, or wondered how well you really know your family, don't read this right before bed. While the plot is a departure from the Anna Pigeon set in National Parks, it is written with Barr's perfect character description, depth and voice. Remaining constant is the very twisted and multifaceted plot. What Rose Forgot has an incredibly fast pace, and each page has action that keeps you anxious to see what happens on the next page. Rose is a character for the ages, and no matter what she forgot, her basic nature keeps pushing her forward. The plot is timely, relevant and so well constructed that it will appeal to any reader of mystery and psychological suspense. Add this to your reading list!

Minotaur Books 2019  - Format: Hardcover - Price: $28.99

Where She Went by Kelly Simmons

If you are getting ready to send a child off to college you might lose sleep after you read this book. The intricacies of what happens when young people have their first exposure to real independence is raw and far too real. Add some stubbornness to a budding journalist and no path to the truth is off limits. Maggie is the Mother who rivals any trained investigator. Still reeling from a crumbled marriage and an empty nest she does not take no as an answer from anyone when her daughter goes missing. Any psychological thriller fan will enjoy this book.

Sourcebooks Landmark 2019  - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.99

The Widow of Rose House by Diana Biller

A fascinating look at society in New York during the time of the Astor's and the barons of industry. Alva was a pawn for her wealthy parents her entire life, and married to a much older man at seventeen to replenish his family coffers. When finally free she returns to New York a scorned and sordid woman. She has plans for her future and a strong will to succeed. There is a paranormal aspect to this book, but don't be put off if that is not your thing. The story merely uses the paranormal to support very strong character development and plot, not as the center of the plot.

St. Martin's Griffin 2019  - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.99

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