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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Adriana Trigiani
Publisher: Harper (2013, Nov 5th).
In The Shoemaker's Wife Adriana Trigiani swept her readers across generations of an Italian family, from the Italian Alps at the turn of the twentieth century to the cobblestone streets of Little Italy. In The Supreme Macaroni Company, she weaves a heartbreaking story that begins on the eve of a wedding in New York's Greenwich Village, travels to New Orleans, and culminates in Tuscany. Family, work, romance, and the unexpected twists of life and fate all come together in an unforgettable narrative that Adriana Trigiani's many fans will adore. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Fern Michaels
Publisher: Kensington Pub Corp (2000, Jan 1st).
Letting Go Of The Past With a popular comic strip, card line, and children's cartoon to her name, Lucy Brighton should be in a happy place. But the ache of a cold, lonely childhood lingers on. Even though she still lives in the New Jersey house where she grew up, Lucy has had little contact with her parents since they moved to Florida five years ago. Finding Joy In The Present Then Lucy receives a call that her parents have been killed in a car crash. While settling their affairs in Florida, Lucy begins to realize how little she really knew about their lives. She has no way to explain the mysterious safe in their bedroom, with its cache of fake passports, cash, and weapons. What secrets were the Brightons keeping? Were they even who they claimed to be? The answers will shatter everything she once believed about her parents - and about herself. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Tom Leveen
Publisher: Amulet Books (2013, Oct 1st).
Brian and his friends are not part of the cool crowd. They’re the misfits and the troublemakersthe ones who jump their high school’s fence to skip class regularly. So when a deadly virus breaks out, they’re the only ones with a chance of surviving. The virus turns Brian’s classmates and teachers into bloodthirsty attackers who don’t die easily. The whole school goes on lockdown, but Brian and his best friend, Chad, are safe (and stuck) in the theater departmentfar from Brian’s sister, Kenzie, and his ex-girlfriend with a panic attack problem, Laura. Brian and Chad, along with some of the theater kids Brian had never given the time of day before, decide to find the girls and bring them to the safety of the theater. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Donna Kauffman
Publisher: Kensington (2013, Oct 29th).
Fixing things has always been Alex McFarlands greatest gift and keenest pleasure. But with her own life thoroughly broken, she is signed on to renovate the dilapidated Pelican Point lighthouse, hoping to reconnect with herself. The last thing she expects is to find herself falling in love - with the glorious coastline, with age-old secrets and welcome-home smiles with rugged Logan McCrae, the man she just might be able to build new hopes on. DIY is so much better with two. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Charles Palliser
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (2013, Nov 4th).
One of the Best Books of the Year by Publishers Weekly “Endlessly fascinating…one of the strongest novels of the year. ” - School Library Journal “Readers will have as much grisly fun just sorting out the facts as they will solving the mysteries.” -The Daily Beast A vertiginous gothic masterpiece from the best-selling author of The Quincunx.Charles Palliser’s work has been hailed as “so compulsively absorbing that reality disappears” (New York Times). Since his extraordinary debut, The Quincunx, his works have sold over one million copies worldwide. With his new novel, Rustication, he returns to the town of Thurchester, which he evoked so hauntingly in The Unburied. It is winter 1863, and Richard Shenstone, aged seventeen, has been sent down—“rusticated”—from Cambridge under a cloud of suspicion. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Kate Locke
Publisher: Orbit (2013, Nov 12th).
Xandra Vardan thought life would be simpler when she accepted the goblin crown and became their queen, but life has only become more complicated. Everyone -- vampires, werewolves and humans -- wants the goblins on their side, because whoever has the goblins -- wins. Queen Victoria wants her head, Alpha wolf Vex wants her heart, and she still doesn't know the identity of the person who wanted her blood. What she does know is that a project from one of the 'secret' aristocrat labs has gotten free and she's the only one who can stop the perfect killing machine -- a sixteen year-old girl. With human zealots intent on ridding the world of anyone with plagued blood and supernatural politics taking Britain to the verge of civil war, Xandra's finding out that being queen isn't all it's cracked up to be, and if she doesn't do something fast, hers will be the shortest reign in history. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Nora Roberts
Publisher: Berkley Trade (2013, Oct 29th).
First in the all-new Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a trilogy about the land we’re drawn to, the family we learn to cherish, and the people we long to love With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. From her maternal grandmother, she learned where to find both: a land of lush forests, dazzling lakes, and centuries-old legends. Ireland. County Mayo, to be exact. Where her ancestors’ blood and magic have flowed through generationsand where her destiny awaits. Iona arrives in Ireland with nothing but her Nan’s directions, an unfailingly optimistic attitude, and an innate talent with horses. Not far from the luxurious castle where she is spending a week, she finds her cousins, Branna and Connor O’Dwyer. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Janet Evanovich
Publisher: Bantam (2013, Nov 19th).
Powerhouse author Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum novels are “laugh-out-loud funny” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch), “brilliantly evocative” (The Denver Post), and “making trouble and winning hearts” (USA Today). Stephanie Plum has her sights set on catching a notorious mob boss. If she doesn’t take him down, he may take her out. New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum knows better than to mess with family. But when powerful mobster Salvatore “Uncle Sunny” Sunucchi goes on the lam in Trenton, it’s up to Stephanie to find him. Uncle Sunny is charged with murder for running over a guy (twice), and nobody wants to turn him in—not his poker buddies, not his bimbo girlfriend, not his two right-hand men, Shorty and Moe. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Lauraine Snelling
Publisher: Mission Books; Reissue edition (2012, Sep 1st).
Jude Weinlander had the face of an angel... but the heart of a bully and a cheat.''It ain't fair,'' Jude grumbled. ''My brother, the dolt himself, has a thriving business, a beautiful wife, and that grand house of his. It just ain't fair, I tell ya.'' When fire raged through his childhood home one night, Jude, full of anger and guilt, turned his back on family who could help him heal. He left Soldahl, North Dakota, and took up wandering from town to town. When he arrived in the small, fire-ravaged town of Willowford, North Dakota, he agreed to help schoolmarm Rebekka Stenesrude by rebuilding the schoolhouse before he moved on, once again. But God kept Jude in Willowford to work on his heart, teaching him that for every dusk there is a sunrise. Dakota Dusk is the third book of the Dakota Series that features the intertwining lives of five inspiring women, all who live in the early 1900s in the immigrant community of Soldahl, North Dakota. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability