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NEW ARRIVALS THURSDAY – THRILLERS AND THE WEATHER WILL GIVE YOU THE CHILLS

Hello, folks, this week we have some interesting non-fiction books, several really chilling thrillers, (I’m not kidding about that!), and a few new novels in several different series. So, sit back with one of these books, relax, and enjoy!

 

 

NON-FICTION:

 

MEMOIR:

 

LIKE A ROLLING STONE: A MEMOIR by Jann S. Wenner

 

Rolling Stone founder, co-editor, and publisher Jann Wenner offers a “touchingly honest” and “wonderfully deep” memoir from the beating heart of classic rock and roll (Bruce Springsteen).

 

Jann Wenner has been called by his peers “the greatest editor of his generation.”

 

His deeply personal memoir vividly describes and brings you inside the music, the politics, and the lifestyle of a generation, an epoch of cultural change that swept America and beyond. He takes us into the life and work of Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Bono, and Bruce Springsteen, to name a few. From Jerry Garcia to the Dalai Lama, Aretha Franklin to Greta Thunberg, the people Wenner chose to be seen and heard in the pages of Rolling Stone tried to change American culture, values, and morality.

 

Like a Rolling Stone is a beautifully written portrait of one man’s life, and the life of his generation.

 

 

 

SELF-HELP:

 

YOU OWE YOU: IGNITE YOUR POWER, YOUR PURPOSE, AND YOUR WHY by Eric Thomas  ((self-help)

 

You owe it to yourself to recognize your gifts, your power, and your place in the world, no matter your story or your struggle, and Eric Thomas—celebrated motivational guru, educator, and problem-solver to many of the top athletes and business leaders—has the blueprint to get you there.

 

 

FICTION:

 

THRILLERS:

 

BLOWBACK by James Patterson, Brendan DuBois  (thriller)

 

A brilliant American president is also a psychopath. He has his finger on the red button. And he’s about to start a world war with our most dangerous enemy. Put your finger on the order button. Push it to read James Patterson’s best and scariest novel yet.

 

“Pure Patterson… Blowback asks us to imagine what would happen if a narcissistic psychopath were elected to the White House [and] to experience the terror of the world hanging in the balance at a moment when only a handful of determined patriots can save us.” –Ron Charles, Washington Post

 

 

OATH OF LOYALTY by Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills  (THRILLER)

 

Mitch Rapp confronts a very different kind of killer in the explosive new thriller in Vince Flynn’s #1 New York Times bestselling series, written by Kyle Mills.

 

With President Anthony Cook convinced that Mitch Rapp poses a mortal threat to him, CIA Director Irene Kennedy is forced to construct a truce between the two men. The terms are simple: Rapp agrees to leave the country and stay in plain sight for as long as Cook controls the White House. In exchange, the administration agrees not to make any moves against him.

 

This fragile détente holds until Cook’s power-hungry security adviser convinces him that Rapp has no intention of honoring their agreement. In an effort to put him on the defensive, they leak the true identity of his partner, Claudia Gould. As Rapp races to neutralize the enemies organizing against her, he discovers that a new generation of assassins is on her trail. A killer known to intelligence agencies only as Legion.

 

 

IMPOSTER by Bradeigh Godfrey (psych thriller)

 

Two sisters, a lifetime of secrets

Lilian and Rosie were once the closest of sisters, but the untimely death of their parents pulled them apart. Now, three years on, Rosie has reached out to her big sister, asking to meet. Driving on an icy road in the middle of a snowstorm, Rosie admits that she has something important to tell Lilian—a secret she describes as a matter of life and death. But before she has a chance to tell Lilian, a car careens into theirs, with devastating consequences.

 

Lilian survives unscathed, but Rosie is left with a traumatic brain injury, unable to communicate. Lilian is convinced that someone deliberately rammed Rosie’s car. But why? As Lilian begins to explore her sister’s past, she uncovers disturbing secrets that make her question if she ever really knew Rosie.

 

The closer Lilian comes to the truth, the more danger she and Rosie find themselves in. But Lilian is certain of one thing: she abandoned her little sister once before and will never do so again. Even if it means sacrificing everything.

 

 

MYSTERY:

 

MARPLE: TWELVE NEW MYSTERIES by Agatha Christie and all authors below (mystery)

 

A brand-new collection of short stories featuring the Queen of Mystery’s legendary detective Jane Marple, penned by twelve remarkable bestselling and acclaimed authors.

 

This collection of a dozen original short stories, all featuring Jane Marple, will introduce the character to a whole new generation. Each author reimagines Agatha Christie’s Marple through their own unique perspective while staying true to the hallmarks of a traditional mystery.

 

Naomi Alderman

Leigh Bardugo

Alyssa Cole

Lucy Foley

Elly Griffiths

Natalie Haynes

Jean Kwok

Val McDermid

Karen M. McManus

Dreda Say Mitchell

Kate Mosse

Ruth Ware

 

 

COMING OF AGE FICTION:

 

LESSONS: A NOVEL by Ian McEwan   (fiction – coming of age)

 

From the best-selling author of Atonement and Saturday comes the epic and intimate story of one man’s life across generations and historical upheavals. From the Suez Crisis to the Cuban Missile Crisis, the fall of the Berlin Wall to the current pandemic, Roland Baines sometimes rides with the tide of history, but more often struggles against it.

 

Haunted by lost opportunities, Roland seeks solace through every possible means—music, literature, friends, sex, politics, and, finally, love cut tragically short, then love ultimately redeemed. His journey raises important questions for us all. Can we take full charge of the course of our lives without causing damage to others? How do global events beyond our control shape our lives and our memories? And what can we really learn from the traumas of the past?

 

Epic, mesmerizing, and deeply humane, Lessons is a chronicle for our times—a powerful meditation on history and humanity through the prism of one man’s lifetime.

 

 

SPECULATIVE FICTION:

 

TIME TRAVEL ROMANCE/FANTASY:

 

GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE by Diana Gabaldon (time travel romance/fiction)

 

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Diana Gabaldon returns with the newest novel in the epic Outlander series.

The past may seem the safest place to be . . . but it is the most dangerous time to be alive. . . .

 

Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall were torn apart by the Jacobite Rising in 1746, and it took them twenty years to find each other again. Now the American Revolution threatens to do the same.

 

 It is 1779 and Claire and Jamie are at last reunited with their daughter, Brianna, her husband, Roger, and their children on Fraser’s Ridge. Having the family together is a dream the Frasers had thought impossible.

 

Brianna and Roger have their own worry: that the dangers that provoked their escape from the twentieth century might catch up to them. Sometimes they question whether risking the perils of the 1700s—among them disease, starvation, and an impending war—was indeed the safer choice for their family.

 

Not so far away, young William Ransom is still coming to terms with the discovery of his true father’s identity—and thus his own—and Lord John Grey has reconciliations to make, and dangers to meet . . . on his son’s behalf, and his own.

 

Meanwhile, the Revolutionary War creeps ever closer to Fraser’s Ridge. And with the family finally together, Jamie and Claire have more at stake than ever before.

 

 

SCIENCE FICTION:

 

NONA THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir

 

The Locked Tomb returns with a third volume, bringing all the chaotic sapphic skeleton action that has made the series a bestseller.

 

Tamsyn Muir’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling Locked Tomb Series continues with Nona …the Ninth?

 

Her city is under siege.

The zombies are coming back.

And all Nona wants is a birthday party.

 

 

SCIENCE FICTION ROMANCE:

 

BARBARIAN MINE by Ruby Dixon  (SF Romance)

 

The fourth novel in the international publishing phenomenon the Ice Planet Barbarians series, now in a special print edition with bonus materials and an exclusive epilogue!

 

Series Overview: Women from Earth are stranded on an alien planet, and find love with the aliens there.

 

 

 

 

 

As always, thanks for making our shelves your destination.

 

 

 

 

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