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Aurora : The Psychiatrist Who Treated the Movie Theater Killer Tells Her Story.
As a national expert and speaker on mass shootings and gun violence, Dr. Lynne embarked on treating troubled grad student James Holmes. She knew she was dealing with evil. Her chilling account provides an intimate look at her life before, during, and after the Aurora massacre, as well as alarming insight into the sinister patient who described himself as "fear incarnate." With unprecedented access to thousands of pages of documents, audio and video recordings, trial transcripts, medical records, and notes, "Aurora" attempts to answer the question Holmes himself posed in his infamous notebook: "Why? Why? Why?" Print run 50,000.
The cherry robbers
Walker, Sarai, author.
"New Mexico, 2017: Sylvia Wren is one of the most important American artists of the past century. Known as a recluse, she avoids all public appearances. There's a reason: she's living under an assumed identity, having outrun a tragic past. But when a hungry journalist starts chasing her story, she's confronted with whom she once was: Iris Chapel. Connecticut, 1950: Iris Chapel is the second youngest of six sisters, all heiresses to a firearms fortune. They've grown up cloistered in a palatial Victorian house, mostly neglected by their distant father and troubled mother, who believes that their house is haunted by the victims of Chapel weapons. The girls long to escape, and for most of them, the only way out is marriage. But not long after the first Chapel sister walks down the aisle, she dies of mysterious causes, a tragedy that repeats with the second, leaving the rest to navigate the wreckage, to heart-wrenching consequences. Ultimately, Iris flees the devastation of her family, and so begins the story of Sylvia Wren. But can she outrun the family curse forever."--publisher's description.
Counterfeit : A Novel.
Ava Wong has always played it safe. Enter Winnie Fang, Ava's enigmatic college roommate from Mainland China. Now, twenty years later, Winnie is looking to reconnect with her old friend. Winnie has developed an ingenious counterfeit scheme that involves importing near-exact replicas of luxury handbags and now she needs someone with a U.S. passport to help manage her business - someone who'd never be suspected of wrongdoing, someone like Ava. But when their spectacular success is threatened and Winnie vanishes once again, Ava is left to face the consequences. Author of "Bury What We Cannot Take." Print run 150,000.
The embroidered book
Heartfield, Kate, author.
1768: Charlotte, daughter of the Habsburg Empress, arrives in Naples to marry a man she has never met. Her sister Antoine is sent to France, and in the mirrored corridors of Versailles they rename her Marie Antoinette. The sisters are alone, but they are not powerless. When they were only children, they discovered a book of spells -- spells that work, with dark and unpredictable consequences. In a time of vicious court politics, of discovery and dizzying change, they use the book to take control of their lives. But every spell requires a sacrifice. And as love between the sisters turns to rivalry, they will send Europe spiralling into revolution.
Her last affair : a novel
Searles, John, author.
Skyla spends her nights ruminating about the regrets and deceptions in her long marriage. That is, until she rents a cottage to a charming British man, Teddy Cornwell. Linelle is about to turn fifty and her only source of joy is an on-line affair with her very first love - Teddy Cornwell. Years ago, Providence was the site of Jeremy's first great love and first great heartbreak - and maybe he'll look her up when he's back in town. This is a character-driven psychological suspense that intertwines three people hoping to rediscover love and reconnect with their past, to deadly effect.
Jameela Green ruins everything
Nawaz, Zarqa, author
"Jameela Green only has one wish. To see her memoir on The New York Times bestseller list. When her dream doesn't come true, she seeks spiritual guidance at her local mosque. New imam and recent immigrant Ibrahim Sultan is appalled by Jameela's shallowness, but agrees to assist her on one condition: that she perform a good deed. Jameela reluctantly accepts his terms, kicking off a chain of absurd and unfortunate events. The homeless man they try and help gets recruited by a terrorist group, causing federal authorities to become suspicious of Ibrahim, and suddenly the imam mysteriously disappears. Certain that the CIA have captured Ibrahim for interrogation via torture, Jameela decides to set off on a one-woman operation to rescue him. Her quixotic quest soon finds her entangled in an international plan targeting the egomaniacal leader of the terrorist organization--a scheme that puts Jameela, and countless others, including her hapless husband and clever but disapproving daughter, at risk. A hilarious black comedy about the price of success, and a biting look at what has gone wrong with American foreign policy in the Middle East, Jameela Green Ruins Everything is a compulsively readable, yet unexpectedly touching story of one woman's search for meaning and connection."-- Provided by publisher.
Lily's promise : holding on to hope through Auschwitz and beyond--a story for all generations
Ebert, Lily, 1923- author.
A ninety-eight-year-old Holocaust survivor--and TikTok sensation thanks to her great-grandson--relays the details of her harrowing experiences at Auschwitz and how, after losing so much, she was able to build a new life for her family and herself.
The Measure : A Novel.
Today, when you open your front door, waiting for you is a small wooden box. This box holds your fate inside: the answer to the exact number of years you will live. Every person on every continent receives the same box. In an instant, the world is thrust into a collective frenzy. As society comes together and pulls apart, everyone faces the same shocking choice: do they wish to know how long they'll live? And, if so, what will they do with that knowledge? Print run 150,000.
Miss Chloe : a memoir of a literary friendship with Toni Morrison
Verdelle, A. J., 1960- author
Mother Ocean Father Nation : A Novel.
It is 1985, and an Indian grocer has just been attacked by nativists aligned with the recent military coup. Fear and shock ripple through the island's deeply-rooted Indian community. Bhumi's friendship with the daughter of a prominent government official becomes a liability, she must flee her unstable home. When Jaipal seizes a sudden opportunity to take his life into his own hands for the first time - his decision leaves him at the mercy of an increasingly volatile country. This novel is of how one family, at the mercy of a nation broken by legacies of power and oppression, forges a path to find a home once again. Print run 125,000.
The murder rule : a novel
McTiernan, Dervla, author.
"Hannah has abandoned everything-her trajectory as a law student, her childhood home and caring for her ill mother-for the chance to work with the Innocence Project, a prestigious coalition of investigators who fight to free wrongly convicted prisoners. Hannah's ambitions are set on the program's highest-stakes case in years: a convicted rapist and murderer on death row. She'll do anything-whatever it takes-to work on this case. Because Hannah has a secret. Nearly three decades ago her mother Laura abandoned everything, too. A teenage runaway who fled her abusive family, she escaped to Maine for a fresh start. Desperate for work and a place to sleep, Laura is forced to resort to favors from friends and strangers, until she meets a young man named, Tom, who becomes her guardian angel. As Hannah becomes more deeply involved with the Innocence Project she is forced to reckon with the thin lines between justice and revenge, privilege and complicity, love and abuse. And the more she learns about this complicated case, the more she learns about herself. Because secrets and lies come with a price.... Told in alternating timelines, the mother and daughter's stories twist and turn into an explosive conclusion"-- Provided by publisher.
Mustique Island : a novel
McCoy, Sarah, 1980- author.
1972. Tucked into the southernmost curve of the Caribbean, Mustique is a private island that has become a haven for the wealthy and privileged. Willy May seeks out Mustique for its peaceful isolation. Determined to rebuild her life and her relationships with her two daughters, she constructs a fanciful white beach house across the island. When Willy May's daughters arrive, they discover that beneath its veneer of decadence, Mustique has a dark side, and like sand caught in the undertow, their mother-daughter story will shift and resettle in ways they never could have imagined.
On Rotation : A Novel.
Angie Appiah is the epitome of the Perfect Immigrant Daughter - medical school credentials, a handsome lawyer boyfriend, and ride or die friends. But what happens when everything falls apart? Angie has always faced her problems by working "twice as hard to get half as far" and until now. When did life get so complicated? And just when things couldn't get more confusing, enter Ricky, brilliant, thoughtful, sexy, but who has "wasteman" practically tattooed across his forehead. For someone who's always been in control, Angie realizes that there's one thing she can't plan on: matters of her heart. Print run 100,000.