Dorn, L. R., author
Claire Griffith always knew she was destined for more than the life her conservative parents preached to her. One summer day, Cleo (formerly Claire) and a woman named Beck Alden set off in a canoe on a serene mountain lake. An hour later, Beck is found dead in the water and Cleo is missing. Authorities suspect foul play, and news of Cleo's involvement goes viral. Told in the form of an immersive investigative docuseries with characters speaking through the "transcripts" of recorded interview.
Stephens, Megan, author
Bellard, Sidney P., author
"Sidney "Pierre" Bellard is not a celebrity, but for an American, he has lived a most unusual life. His first language is Cajun French, and of his father's lineage, he was the first to be a high school and college graduate. His Cajun parents only spoke a little broken English and could write only their names. No, they were not recent immigrants; their ancestors had been in America well before there was a United States or a state of Louisiana. While most subsequent immigrants to America achieved assimilation within two generations, Pierre's direct paternal family line, due to isolation and subsequent sharecropper lifestyle, took ten or more generations before one of its members, Pierre, achieved assimilation in the 1960's.Travel with Pierre on his journey to three assimilations into three different cultures where he encountered challenges such as the language barrier, lack of family educational values, relative poverty, discrimination and the chains of insecurity. Eventually, he developed two major drives that were antithetical to each other, two drives he did not become aware of until the writing of this book. The first was to master the English Language and the second was to achieve literacy in standard French.Except for Native Americans, everyone in the New World is an immigrant or descendant of immigrants. It is the author's desire that readers will become more aware of their heritage and respect the difficult transitions their ancestors endured to achieve the American dream and make their lives, as they know it, possible. Also, the reader is invited to discover France and its people through the author's experiences and impressions, experiences there that enriched his life immeasurably. Finally, as a lagniappe (a little something extra), Pierre has included a few of his personal Cajun recipes. Bon appétit."
As Will Burrows continues to search for his lost archaeologist father in the strange underground world he has discovered, he stumbles across a sinister plot with terrible implications for the world above.
Two enterprising mice live up to the motto of the Rescue Aid Society, "We help anyone ... anywhere," when they rescue a kidnapped orphan.
Rowland, Andy, 1962- illustrator
Introduce your toddlers to their first 100 dinosaur and other prehistoric words.
Wiebe, Kurtis J., 1979- author
In death, he finally found something to live for. Lou Collins is caught in a cyclical curse of violent, gruesome deaths and new beginnings in the bodies of strangers. With no clue why, Lou desperately searches for a way to break the curse and cross over peacefully to the other side. Then equally doomed Ella comes along. It's a love story to die for.
Eddie and his friends prepare for Halloween by carving jack-o-lanterns, wearing costumes, and going trick-or-treating.
Duncan, Lois, 1934-2016
Four teen-agers who have desperately tried to conceal their responsibility for a hit-and-run accident are pursued by a mystery figure seeking revenge.
"An accident-prone baby bird befriends Marshall. But when it's time for him to rejoin his flock, will he go?" --P.4 of cover.
Sullivan, Maggie, author
"It's 1942 and Annie Walker is the formidable landlady of the Rover's Return in Weatherfield. Her husband Jack has received his call up papers and Annie must run the Rovers on her own while juggling one baby and another on the way. Manchester has been severely bombed and Weatherfield has already lost some of its residents and houses, everyone is just about muddling through. The mothers of Coronation Street are being tested like never before and when a face appears from the past, Annie will have more to worry about than Hitler's bombs."
Hallinan, P. K., author, illustrator
A story in verse about how all friends are special and valuable regardless of differences or difficulties.
Swan, Karen, author
Tara Tremain has worked hard to leave the controlling grasp of her extremely affluent family far behind. But pulled back into the family's orbit one last time for an unmissable party in the jungles of Costa Rica, she finds herself flung into action: a local boy is desperately ill and she must trek for days into the jungle to save his life. What Tara could never have predicted is that the one person who can help her in this impossible journey is Alex Carter, the man who destroyed her life ten years ago.
Michaels, Fern, author.
Joy Preston misses her beloved late grandmother dearly. But when she learns the terms of Nana's will, she's shocked - and more than a little irked. Her life and career are in Denver. How can Nana have expected her to give that up, even temporarily, to take over a bed and breakfast in North Carolina for six months? Yet there's no denying Heart and Soul's charm, especially at holiday time.
Andrews, Mary Kay, 1954- author
Reluctantly accepting a job at her estranged father's law firm in the aftermath of her mother's passing, Drue is tangled in a decades-old mystery that threatens everyone she loves.
Klebeck, Mark, author
"Fifty master recipes, a primer with secrets for success, and visual inspiration for creating handmade doughnuts at home from Top Pot, Seattle's premium doughnut-maker. Dubbed "America's Best Doughnuts" by MSN, and awarded the honor of "Best Donuts Ever" by AOL, Top Pot is the biggest artisanal doughnut brand known to enthusiasts. Top Pot has also forged strong connections in the commercial and retail world, garnering exclusive contracts with Starbucks, Seattle's Best, Qwest Field, and Whole Foods. Just as Miette is THE boutique cakery, Top pot is THE gourmet doughnut bakery"-- Provided by publisher.