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All in: an autobiography
by King, Billie Jean
In this spirited account, Billie Jean King details her life's journey to find her true self. She recounts her groundbreaking tennis career--six years as the top-ranked woman in the world, twenty Wimbledon championships, thirty-nine grand-slam titles, and her watershed defeat of Bobby Riggs in the famous "Battle of the Sexes." She poignantly recalls the cultural backdrop of those years and the profound impact on her worldview from the women's movement, the assassinations and anti-war protests of the 1960s, the civil rights movement, and, eventually, the LGBTQ+ rights movement. She describes the myriad challenges she's hurdled—entrenched sexism, an eating disorder, near financial peril after being outed—on her path to publicly and unequivocally acknowledging her sexual identity at the age of fifty-one. She talks about how her life today remains one of indefatigable service. She offers insights and advice on leadership, business, activism, sports, politics, marriage equality, parenting, sexuality, and love. And she shows how living honestly and openly has had a transformative effect on her relationships and happiness
by Brown, Sandra
Thatcher Hutton, a war-weary soldier on the way back to his cowboy life, jumps from a moving freight train to avoid trouble . . . and lands in more than he bargained for. On the day he arrives in Foley, Texas, a local woman goes missing. Thatcher, the only stranger in town, is suspected of her abduction, and worse. Standing between him and exoneration are a corrupt mayor, a crooked sheriff, a notorious cathouse madam, a sly bootlegger, feuding moonshiners . . . and a young widow whose soft features conceal an iron will.
by Henry, Emily
The only people Nora Stephens is a heroine for are her clients, for whom she lands enormous deals as a cutthroat literary agent, and her sister Libby. Which is why she agrees to go to North Carolina when Libby begs her for a sisters' trip away--with visions of a transformation for Nora, who she's convinced needs to become the heroine in her own story. But instead of picnics in meadows, or run-ins with a handsome doctor or bulging-forearmed bartender, Nora keeps bumping into Charlie Lastra, a brooding editor from back in the city. As they are thrown together what they discover might just unravel the carefully crafted stories they've written about themselves.
Clive Cussler's dark vector
by Brown, Graham
A freighter carrying top-secret computers disappears in the Western Pacific. While searching for a lost treasure that once belonged to the famous Chinese pirate queen, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are redirected to look for the missing vessel. Discovering that the sinking of the ship is just part of an intricate web of deception, they find themselves in the middle of a cyber-war between rival groups of hackers, both of whom want to control the flow of data around the world. With no allies except a group of pirates who operate under their own crude laws, Kurt and Joe must rescue a colleague held hostage--while keeping the computers out of Russian or Chinese hands and the world's digital information safe from the hackers. Back cover.
Cold, cold bones
by Reichs, Kathy
Winter has come to North Carolina and, with it, a drop in crime. Freed from a heavy work schedule, Tempe Brennan is content to dote on her daughter Katy, finally returned to civilian life from the army. But when mother and daughter meet at Tempe's place one night, they find a box on the back porch. Inside: a very fresh human eyeball.
In her boots
by Dell'Antonia, K. J.
Rhett Smith's adventurous life is imploding. Just as she turns the big 4-0, her long-term relationship collapses, and news of a tragedy forces her to return to the family farm. The only silver lining is that Rhett's inspirational book, The Modern Pioneer Girl--written under a pseudonym--has become a wild success, so much so that in a moment of panic, self-doubting Rhett persuades her best friend Jasmine to step into the limelight as the famed author.
Killing the killers : the secret war against terrorists
by O'Reilly, Bill
As the World Trade Center buildings collapsed, the Pentagon burned, and a small group of passengers fought desperately to stop a third plane from completing its deadly flight plan, America went on war footing. Killing The Killers narrates America's intense global war against extremists who planned and executed not only the 9/11 attacks, but hundreds of others in America and around the world, and who eventually destroyed entire nations in their relentless quest for power.
by Roberts, Nora
Harry Booth started stealing at nine to keep a roof over his ailing mother's head, slipping into empty homes to find items he could trade for cash. When his mother finally succumbed to cancer, he left Chicago, but kept up his nightwork. Wandering from the Outer Banks to Savannah to New Orleans, he dons new identities and stays careful, observant, distant. He can't afford to attract attention or get attached. After Harry takes a job commissioned by Carter LaPorte, LaPorte decides he wants to own Harry. No matter what name he uses or where he goes, LaPorte casts a shadow over Harry's life. To truly free himself, he must face down his enemy once and for all. Back cover.
Nora goes off script
by Monaghan, Annabel
As a romance channel screenwriter, Nora Hamilton knows the formula for love better than anyone. When her too-good-to work husband leaves her and their two kids, Nora turns her marriage's collapse into cash and writes the best script of her life; it's picked up for the big screen and set to film on location at her 100-year-old-home. The morning after shooting wraps and the crew leaves, Nora finds actor Leo Vance, who played her husband, on her porch with a half-empty bottle of tequila and a proposition. He'll pay a thousand dollars a day to stay for a week. Nora's life is about to get a rewrite, because sometimes love is bigger than the big screen.
One night on the island : a novel
by Silver, Josie
Spending her thirtieth birthday alone is not what dating columnist Cleo Wilder wanted, but she plans a solo retreat―at the insistence of her boss―in the name of re-energizing herself and adding a new perspective to her column. The remote Irish island she's booked is a far cry from London, but at least it's a chance to hunker down in a luxury cabin and indulge in some self-care while she figures out the next steps in her love life and her career.
Point last seen
by Dodd, Christina
When Adam Ramsdell pulls Elle's half-frozen body from the surf on a lonely California beach, she has no memory of what her full name is and how she got those bruises ringing her throat. Elle finds refuge in Adam's home on the edge of Gothic, a remote village located between the steep lonely mountains and the raging Pacific Ocean. As flashes of her memory return, Elle faces a terrible truth--buried in her mind lurks a secret so dark it could get her killed. Everyone in Gothic seems to hide a dark past. Even Adam knows more than he will admit. Until Elle can unravel the truth, she doesn't know who to trust, when to run, and who else might be hurt when the killer who stalks her nightmares appears to finish what he started.
Somebody's daughter a memoir
by Ford, Ashley C.
Through poverty, adolescence, and a fraught relationship with her mother, Ashley Ford wishes she could turn to her father for hope and encouragement. There are just a few problems: hes in prison, and she doesnt know what he did to end up there. She doesnt know how to deal with the incessant worries that keep her up at night, or how to handle the changes in her body that draw unwanted attention from men. In her search for unconditional love, Ashley begins dating a boy her mother hates. When the relationship turns sour, he assaults her. Still reeling from the rape, which she keeps secret from her family, Ashley desperately searches for meaning in the chaos. Then, her grandmother reveals the truth about her fathers incarceration . . . and Ashleys entire world is turned upside down. Somebodys Daughter steps into the world of growing up a poor, Black girl in Indiana with a family fragmented by incarceration, exploring how isolating and complex such a childhood can be. As Ashley battles her body and her environment, she embarks on a powerful journey to find the threads between who she is and what she was born into, and the complicated familial love that often binds them
The 1619 Project : a new origin story
edited by Hannah-Jones, Nikole
"The animating idea of The 1619 Project is that our national narrative is more accurately told if we begin not on July 4, 1776, but in late August of 1619, when a ship arrived in Jamestown bearing a cargo of twenty to thirty enslaved people from Africa. Their arrival inaugurated a barbaric and unprecedented system of chattel slavery that would last for the next 250 years. This is sometimes referred to as the country's original sin, but it is more than that: It is the country's very origin. The 1619 Project tells this new origin story, placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are as a country. Orchestrated by the editors of The New York Times Magazine, led by MacArthur "genius" and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, this collection of essays and historical vignettes includes some of the most outstanding journalists, thinkers, and scholars of American history and culture--including Linda Villarosa, Jamelle Bouie, Jeneen Interlandi, Matthew Desmond, Wesley Morris, and Bryan Stevenson. Together, their work shows how the tendrils of 1619--of slavery and resistance to slavery--reach into every part of our contemporary culutre, from voting, housing and healthcare, to the way we sing and dance, the way we tell stories, and the way we worship. Interstitial works of flash fiction and poetry bring the history to life through the imaginative interpretations of some of our greatest writers. The 1619 Project ultimately sends a very strong message: We must have a clear vision of this history if we are to understand our present dilemmas. Only by reckoning with this difficult history and trying as hard as we can to undersand its powerful influence on our present, can we prepare ourselves for a more just future"
The Boardwalk bookshop
by Mallery, Susan
When fate brings three strangers to a charming space for lease on the California coast, the Boardwalk Bookshop is born. Part bookstore, part gift shop, part bakery, it's a dream come true for Bree, Mikki and Ashley. But while their business is thriving, their personal lives are...not. Bree, wounded by brilliant but cold parents and her late husband's ultimate betrayal, has sworn to protect her heart at all costs. Even from Ashley's brother, a writer and adventurer who has inspired millions. He's the first man to see past Bree's barricades to her true self, which terrifies her. Mikki has this divorce thing all figured out--somehow, she's stayed friends with her ex and her in-laws...until a new man changes how everyone looks at her, and how she sees herself. Meanwhile, Ashley discovers that the love of her life never intends to marry. Can she live without being a wife if it means she can have everything else she's ever wanted? At sunset every Friday on the beach in front of the Boardwalk Bookshop, the three friends share a champagne toast. As their bond grows closer, they challenge one another to become the best versions of themselves in this heartachingly beautiful story of friendship, sisterhood and the transformative power of love. Provided by publisher.
The Paris apartment : a novel
by Foley, Lucy
Jess needs a fresh start. She's broke and alone, and she's just left her job under less than ideal circumstances. Her half-brother Ben didn't sound thrilled when she asked if she could crash with him for a bit, but he didn't say no, and surely everything will look better from Paris. Only when she shows up, to find a very nice apartment, (could Ben really have afforded this?) he's not there. The longer Ben stays missing, the more Jess starts to dig into her brother's situation, and the more questions she has. Ben's neighbors are an eclectic bunch, and not particularly friendly. Jess may have come to Paris to escape her past, but it's starting to look like it's Ben's future that's in question. The socialite. The nice guy. The alcoholic. The girl on the verge. The concierge. Everyone's a neighbor. Everyone's a suspect. And everyone knows something they're not telling.
The lady has a past
by Quick, Amanda
Investigative apprentice Lyra Brazier is unsettled when her boss goes on a health retreat at an exclusive spa and disappears. Lyra knows something has happened to Raina Kirk, and she is the only one who can track her down. The agency brings in a partner for her, but she doesn't get the suave, pistol-packing private eye she expected. Simon Cage is a mild-mannered antiquarian book dealer with a quiet, academic air, and Lyra can't figure out why he was chosen as her partner. But Simon has a unique gift that allows him to detect secrets, a skill that is crucial in finding Raina. With a murderer in their midst, Raina isn't the only one in grave danger--Lyra is next.
by Korelitz, Jean Hanff
The Oppenheimer triplets have been reared with every advantage: wealth, education, and the determined attention of at least one of their parents. But neither Harrison (the smart one), Lewyn (the weird one) nor Sally (the girl) suspects the devastating event that first set their family in motion, or understands how fully it has already formed them. On the verge of their departure for college and desperate to escape one another at last, the triplets are forced to contend with an unexpected complication: a fourth Oppenheimer sibling, formerly a leftover embryo from their own long ago in vitro genesis, has just been born. What has possessed their parents to make such an unfathomable decision? What impact will this unwanted latecomer have on their lives? Back cover.
The love of my life
by Walsh, Rosie
Emmy loves her husband Leo and their young daughter Ruby: she'd do anything for them. But almost everything she's told them about herself is a lie...When she suffers a serious illness, Leo copes by doing what he knows best--researching and writing about his wife's life. But as he starts to unravel the truth, he discovers the woman he loves doesn't really exist...When the darkest moments of Emma's past finally emerge, she must somehow prove to Leo that she really is the woman he always thought she was
The man with the silver Saab
by McCall Smith, Alexander
Detective Ulf Varg is a man of refined tastes and quite familiar with the art scene in Malmö. So when art historian Anders Kindgren visits the Department of Sensitive Crimes to report a series of bizarre acts that have been committed against him, Ulf and his team swing into action. Fish stuffed into the vents of Kindgren's car and a manipulated footnote in a recent publication would be cause enough for an investigation, but when a painting Kindgren had confidently appraised as genuine is later declared to be a fake, it's clear that someone is out to tarnish his reputation.
The messy lives of book people
by Patrick, Phaedra
Liv Green barely scrapes by to make ends meet, often finding escape in a good book. She can't believe her luck when she lands a job housekeeping for her hero, bestselling author Essie Starling. The last thing Liv expected was to be the only person Essie talks to, which leads to a tenuous friendship. When Essie passes away suddenly, Liv is astonished to learn that her dying wish was for Liv to complete her final novel. To do so, Liv will have to step into Essie's shoes. As Liv begins to write, she uncovers secrets from the past that reveal a surprising connection between the two women that will change Liv's own life story forever. Back cover.
The stranger in the lifeboat a novel
by Albom, Mitch
What would happen if we called on God for help and God actually appeared? In Mitch Albom's profound new novel of hope and faith, a group of shipwrecked passengers pull a strange man from the sea. He claims to be "the Lord." And he says he can only save them if they all believe in him.
Tracy Flick can't win
by Perrotta, Tom
Now a hardworking assistant principal at a public high school in suburban New Jersey, Tracy Flick is still ambitious but feeling stuck and underappreciated in midlife. Then longtime principal Jack Weede announces his retirement. Tracy throws herself into her work with renewed zeal, determined to prove her worth to the students, faculty, and School Board, while also managing her personal life: a ten-year-old daughter, a needy doctor boyfriend, and a burgeoning meditation practice. When Tracy is enlisted to serve on the Selection Committee for the brand-new Green Meadow High School Hall of Fame, her male colleagues' determination to honor Vito Falcone-- star quarterback of dubious character who had a brief, undistinguished career in the NFL-- triggers bad memories for Tracy.
You can run : a novel
by Cleveland, Karen
A CIA analyst makes a split-second decision that endangers her country but saves her son--and now she must team up with an investigative journalist she's not sure she can trust in this electrifying thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Need to Know.
You made a fool of death with your beauty
by Emezi, Akwaeke
It's been five years since the accident that killed the love of Feyi Adekola's life and she's almost a new person now--an artist with her own studio and sharing an apartment with her best friend. A steamy encounter at a party cascades into a whirlwind summer: a luxury trip to a tropical island, decadent meals in the home of a celebrity chef, and a major curator who wants to launch her art career. This new life just got a lot more complicated, and Feyi must begin her search for answers. Who is she ready to become? Can she honor her grief while still embracing her future? How far is she willing to go for a second chance at love?