Struggling to juggle the demands of motherhood with her own aspirations and feeling utterly alone in the process, she reaches out to the only person at the hospital who offers her any real helpâPriscilla Johnsonâand begs her to come home with them as her sonâs nanny. Still she perseveres, applying her talents and lifting up those that surround her as she does. A GOOD MORNING AMERICA Book Club Pick, âBennettâs tone and style recalls James Baldwin and Jacqueline Woodson, but itâs especially reminiscent of Toni Morrisonâs 1970 debut novel, The Bluest Eye.â âKiley Reid, Wall Street Journal, âA story of absolute, universal timelessness â¦For any era, it's an accomplished, affecting novel. And it is the story of how each of us can begin to trust ourselves enough to set boundaries, make peace with our bodies, honor our anger and heartbreak, and unleash our truest, wildest instincts so that we become women who can finally look at ourselves and say: There She Is. . In these eight narratives of unexpected romance, personal tragedy, and family complications, Danticatâs compassionate sensitivity to the ties that bind us shines through.â âEsquire NOBODY PANIC. . Suddenly Danny is confronted with a choice: Come forward with his knowledge about the crime and risk being deported? Use of curbside and other contact–free material and service delivery methods is encouraged. . As her studies take her all over the city, she is drawn to Greenwich Village's new bohemia, where she discovers the Heterodoxy Club--a radical, all-female group in which women are encouraged to loudly share their opinions on suffrage, birth control, and women's rights. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MARIE CLAIRE AND GOOD HOUSEKEEPING â¢ âPoignant, funny and full of life, this is a balm for troubled times.ââPeople Written with the haunting emotional power of Elizabeth Strout and Barbara Kingsolver, an astonishing debut novel that explores the lingering effects of a brutal crime on the women of one small Texas oil town in the 1970s. Shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and recommended by The New York Times, Marie Claire, Vogue, Essence, PopSugar, Daily Mail, Electric Literature, Red, Stylist, Daily Kos, Library Journal, The Everygirl, and Read It Forward! It's a story of intrigue, sabotage, and the secrets we keep--and how far we go to keep them hidden. Their small rebellions are witnessed and provoked by an omniscient, time-traveling Satan who, though incorporeal, nonetheless suffers from a heart in search of repair. . A messianic blue fox who slips through warrens of time and space on a mysterious mission. . After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, NoemÃ Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. As an investigative reporter, Willa knows something isn't right about the night Greg was killed, and she's determined to find the truth. Alix resolves to make things right. And we end with her son Gabriel, another ladies' man in the family, who falls in love with a woman he follows to Berlin and discovers unexpected connections there to the Lamontagne family that re-frame the entire course of the events in the book. The System offers a shared online catalog, daily delivery of books and media, and reciprocal borrowing privileges among libraries. The Carls disappeared the same way they appeared, in an instant. Hoopla Digital. With a little help from her friends, of course. --Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR And perhaps more important, why? Who has the right to change the world forever? With her trademark blend of romance, humor, and bittersweet life lessons, Postscript is the perfect follow-up to Ahern's beloved first novel. . "Reminiscent of Liane Moriartyâs What Alice Forgot and Kate Atkinsonâs Life After Life, Oona Out of Order is a delightfully freewheeling romp.â âBooklist (starred review) Suddenly the caution that she has carefully cultivated as protection is threatened. Bestselling author Rainbow Rowell and Eisner Awardâwinning artist Faith Erin Hicks have teamed up to create Pumpkinheads: a smart and swoony Rainbow Rowell romance in full colour graphic novel form, about two teens discovering what it means to leave behind a place â and a person â with no regrets. Agnes's older children find their own ways to get a safe distance from their mother, abandoning Shuggie to care for her as she swings between alcoholic binges and sobriety. AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD Already being hailed as "a Grapes of Wrath for our times" and "a new American classic," Jeanine Cummins's American Dirt is a rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer of hope. John Lewis, who at age twenty-five marched in Selma, Alabama, and was beaten on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, was a visionary and a man of faith. Set in a richly detailed world inspired by ancient Arabia, Hafsah Faizal's We Hunt the Flameâfirst in the Sands of Arawiya duologyâis a gripping debut of discovery, conquering fear, and taking identity into your own hands. To see how things would be if you had made other choices . Illuminating the loves and lives, the desires and ambitions of these characters with compassion, wit, and intelligence, The Night Watchman is a majestic work of fiction from this revered cultural treasure. . And while it is her husband who became famous for the phrase âthe art of the deal,â it is she who has consistently used her leverage to get exactly what she wants. "Simultaneously unique and universal" (NPR), this fiercely original debut novel follows the fate of four siblings over the course of two decades in Nigeria as they search for agency, love, and meaning in a society rife with hypocrisy. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains' toddler one night, walking the aisles of their local high-end supermarket. 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. The sabbatical is merely a ruse, however, as her real job is to track the infamous twelve. âBuzzFeed "Exhilarating . But Eva's plans are turned upside down when a fiery investigator, David Miller, hires her as a translator for a war crimes trial. A stunning collection that features some of the best writing of Danticat's brilliant career.â âNPR. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER â¢ REESEâS BOOK CLUB X HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK PICK â¢ From a leading voice on racial justice, an eye-opening account of growing up Black, Christian, and female that exposes how white Americaâs love affair with âdiversityâ so often falls short of its ideals. Preschool Reading Kit: Where is Little Fish? In the Night Watchman, Louise Erdrich creates a fictional world populated with memorable characters who are forced to grapple with the worst and best impulses of human nature. A library on wheels containing an expansive catalog of items that travels to book deserts across Madison County. . James is sensitive and well-read, and he makes Patricia feel things she hasn't felt in twenty years. It is managed by the The Library of Virginia Library â¦ But she soon realized they had come to her from within. . âStrout managed to make me love this strange woman Iâd never met, who I knew nothing about. For Megan, keeping her boy safe and happy is what matters. For readers who have engaged with Americaâs legacy on race through the writing of Ta-Nehisi Coates and Michael Eric Dyson, Iâm Still Here is an illuminating look at how white, middle-class, Evangelicalism has participated in an era of rising racial hostility, inviting the reader to confront apathy, recognize Godâs ongoing work in the world, and discover how blacknessâif we let itâcan save us all. As Maren and Ursa are drawn to one another in ways that surprise them both, the island begins to close in on them, with Absalom's iron rule threatening VardÃ¸'s very existence. It is one of the most important books for our times. showâis back on the case again. Told from multiple points of view, Reputation is full of twists, turns, and shocking reveals. Vincent, who had been posing as Jonathan's wife, walks away into the night. As Glennon insists: The braver we are, the luckier we get. He is charming. During this period, she began writing short works that captured the zeitgeist of African American life and transformed her into one of the central figures of the Harlem Renaissance. Mary Jordan traces Melaniaâs journey from Slovenia, where her family stood out for their nonconformity, to her days as a fledgling model known for steering clear of the industryâs hard-partying scene, to a tiny living space in Manhattan she shared platonically with a male photographer, to the long, complicated dating dance that finally resulted in her marriage to Trump. Majumdar writes with dazzling assurance at a breakneck pace on complex themes that read here as the components of a thriller: class, fate, corruption, justice, and what it feels like to face profound obstacles and yet nurture big dreams in a country spinning toward extremism. For readers of Lawrence Hill and George Elliott Clarke, a ferociously talented writer makes his stunning debut with this richly woven tapestry. She engages in furtive scholarly pursuits and writes narratives about neglected and silenced women. But Genevieve refuses to let her mother become yet one more victim of the war. Yi Byeongdo, who has refused to speak to anyone until now, asks specifically for her. âMARLON JAMES, author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf From "one of the greatest writers of our time" (Toni Morrison)--the author of Barracoon and Their Eyes Were Watching God--a collection of remarkable stories, including eight "lost" Harlem Renaissance tales now available to a wide audience for the first time. "[Mooreâs] careful balance of the hard-bitten with the heartfelt is what elevates Long Bright River from entertaining page-turner to a book that makes you want to call someone you love.â â The New York Times Book Review The most trying of times will create the most unexpected heroes and incredible acts of courage in this stirring narrative as seen through the eyes of those devastated by war-torn Italy. Chief Inspector Brian Leslie, a respected colleague of Ian Rutledge's, is sent to Avebury, a village set inside a great prehistoric stone circle not far from Stonehenge. The turmoil, conflicts, and egos are all thereâfrom the upheaval in Venezuela, to the erratic and manipulative moves of North Koreaâs Kim Jong Un, to the showdowns at the G7 summits, the calculated warmongering by Iran, the crazy plan to bring the Taliban to Camp David, and the placating of an authoritarian China that ultimately exposed the world to its lethal lies. Learn more. But while misfortunes might muffle her voice for a time, they cannot mute it. Even though sheâs always dreamed of working in a kitchen after she graduates, Emoni knows that itâs not worth her time to pursue the impossible. On this side, too, there are dreams. When the financial empire collapses, it obliterates countless fortunes and devastates lives. . It was up to Churchill to hold his country together and persuade President Franklin Roosevelt that Britain was a worthy ally--and willing to fight to the end. In the heart of their village, their mothers have also found themselves vulnerable to the encroaching Nazis. . Who decides which apologies really count? . As Bruce starts to investigate, what he discovers between the lines is more shocking than any of Nelson's plot twists--and far more dangerous. But there will be. The Madison County Library no longer maintains a Facebook Page. This stunning collection is not to be missed! Propulsive, insightful, and full of Aravind Adigaâs signature wit and magic, Amnesty is both a timeless moral struggle and a universal story with particular urgency today. This, her mother has told her, is the only way to get a âlouding voiceââthe ability to speak for herself and decide her own future. A richly woven story, structured as a triptych, Africville chronicles the lives of three generations of the Sebolt familyâKath Ella, her son, Omar/Etienne, and her grandson Warnerâwhose lives unfold against the tumultuous events of the twentieth century, from the Great Depression of the 1930s, through the social protests of the 1960s, to the economic upheavals of the 1980s. Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. (Dragons, vampires, skunk-headed things with shotguns.) From New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards comes one of the most anticipated novels of the summer... Why do so many people want to keep Tracker from finding him? The heist takes a sudden turn when Margo dies in a car accident, and Lucas is left reeling, wondering what to do with their secretâand wondering whether her death really was an accident. Determined to find Vera and her child, Patrice makes a fateful trip to Minnesota that introduces her to unexpected forms of exploitation and violence, and endangers her life. In 1893, there's no such thing as witches. So much so that Yi Byeongdo picks up on it and starts giving her advice. Longlisted for the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction * One of the Best Books of 2020 (Publisher's Weekly). A tomboy pilot who's totally not into him, in case you were wondering "Fresh and horrible and beautiful....readers will be consumed and altered by Wilder Girls."--NPR. Chosen Ones, as the teens were known, gave everything they had to defeat him. In this captivating story of crisis and survival, Emily St. John Mandel takes readers through often hidden landscapes: campgrounds for the near-homeless, underground electronica clubs, the business of international shipping, service in luxury hotels, and life in a federal prison. With very little to go on, she invents a list of murder suspects and possible motives for the crime. Patrice's shameful alcoholic father returns home sporadically to terrorize his wife and children and bully her for money. â Celeste Ng, author of Little Fires Everywhere, From the bestselling author of Leave the World Behind, a novel about the families we fight to build and those we fight to keep. "The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify and describe it--and then dismantle it." âSandra Cisneros LONGLISTED FOR THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE Mary L. Trump has the education, insight, and intimate familiarity needed to reveal what makes Donald, and the rest of her clan, tick. We currently have two digital service providers, rb digital and OverDrive/Libby. The Parisian design houses in 1928, the crash of 1929, the losses of war, the drug culture of the 1960sâhistory holds many surprises, and lives are changed forever. When justice is evasive, the stage is set for a showdown with potentially devastating consequences. . An Entertainment Weekly Most Anticipated Book of 2020, This unforgettable memoir from a prize-winning poet about growing up undocumented in the United States recounts the sorrows and joys of a family torn apart by draconian policies and chronicles one young man's attempt to build a future in a nation that denies his existence. 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 usâin Stroutâs wordsââto bear the burden of the mystery with as much grace as we can.â . Reuniting with her long-lost sister, she must find a way to navigate the perilous cross-currents of Occupied France undetected--and in time to save Lillian's life. Why do her parents refuse to talk about what happened? When Holly's sister asks her to tell the story of the "PS, I Love You" letters on her podcast -- to revisit the messages Gerry wrote before his death to read after his passing -- she does so reluctantly, not wanting to reopen old wounds.