Here’s what’s coming in during February:
Accidents of Providence by Stacia Brown
During the mid-seventeenth-century persecution of unwed mothers in the aftermath of Charles I’s execution, Rachel Lockyer is arrested and tried for murder when a dead child is found in the woods after her affair with Leveller William Walwyn.
Against All Enemies by Tom Clancy
After a vicious Mexican drug cartel joins forces with the Taliban, ex-Navy SEAL and current CIA operative Maxwell Moore and his team must spring into action to protect the United States from unprecedented terror and destruction.
Catch Me by Lisa Gardner
Approached by a young woman who claims her murder is imminent, detective D.D. Warren hears her chilling story about how all of her close childhood friends have been murdered on the anniversary of the same day and that she is the only one still alive.
Celebrity in Death by JD Robb
At the star-studded party celebrating the premiere of a movie based on one of her cases, Lieutenant Eve Dallas discovers the actress who played Peabody drowned in the lap pool and investigates.
Dark Rose by Erin Kelly
An unwitting accessory to murder, Paul testifies against his best friend to avoid jail time and begins an affair with a woman who has dark secrets of her own.
Devil’s Wake by Steve Barnes
The first book of an exciting new paranormal series from two award-winning authors about what happens when an alien race brings Earth to the brink of the Apocalypse.
The Gallows Bird by Camilla Lackberg
A woman is found dead, apparently the victim of a tragic car crash. It’s the first in a spate of seemingly inexplicable accidents in Tanumshede and marks the end of a quiet winter for detective Patrik Hedstrom and his colleagues. Could there be a killer in their midst?
The Garden Intrigue by Lauren Willig
Hiding intelligence clues in bad poetry that he writes from his vantage point in France, undercover agent Augustus Whittlesby is force to gain the favor of American widow Emma in order to collect information about a top-secret device being shown at a house party.
Girl Reading by Katie Ward
A kaleidoscopic tale follows the experiences of seven women models from different historical periods, the artists for whom they sit, the factors that shape the creations of their portraits and the ties that connect them to each other. Recommended to fans of Tracy Chevalier.
The Healing by Jonathan Odell
Concerned about his wife’s grief over the loss of their daughter and worrying about a mysterious illness that is afflicting his slaves, Master Satterfield purchases a slavewoman known as a healer only to be unsettled by her troubling predictions.
Hope: a Tragedy by Shalom Auslander
Relocating his family to an unremarkable rural town in New York in the hopes of starting over, Solomon Kugel must cope with his depressive mother, a local arsonist, and the discovery of a believed-dead historical specimen hiding in his attic.
The House I Loved by Tatiana de Rosnay
Determined to protect her historical family home from Emperor Napoleon’s orders to renovate 1860s Paris, Rose Bazelet establishes a defense in the basement of her house on rue Childebert and records her experiences in letters to her late husband.
I Married You for Happiness by Lily Tuck
Follows the vigil of Nina at the deathbed of her husband, Philip, during which she remembers defining moments in their marriage while considering the life she imagined and their prospects for a shared afterlife.
I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella (also on audio)
After she loses her engagement ring and her phone is stolen during a hotel fire drill, Poppy Wyatt, discovering an abandoned phone in a trash can, crashes into the life of the phone’s owner, businessman Sam Roxton, when she uses his phone to make her wedding preparations.
The Man from Primrose Lane by James Renner
Four years after a reclusive eccentric is murdered, self-exiled writer and grieving widower David is drawn into the victim’s bizarre story, which becomes precariously entangled in David’s obsessions and his wife’s suicide.
Other Waters by Eleni Gage
Her happy life in New York shattered by a property dispute in India that culminates in her father’s claim that a curse has been placed on them, Maya rejects family superstitions until a series of misfortunes prompts her to visit relatives in India to break the curse.
The Preacher by Camilla Lackberg
In a sequel to Ice Princess, the discovery of two murder victims who were killed 20 years earlier is complicated by the body of a third, recent victim at the same location, a case that compels detective Patrik Hedstrom to focus his investigation on a feuding clan of misfits, religious fanatics and criminals.
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
A childless couple working a farm in the brutal landscape of 1920 Alaska discover a little girl living in the wilderness, with a red fox as a companion, and begin to love the strange, almost-supernatural child as their own.
So Damn Lucky by Deborah Coonts
Casino fixer Lucky O’Toole’s search for a missing magician is complicated by a confrontation with The Big Boss, the hopeful advances of coworker Paxton Dane and a blisteringly amorous French chef. Recommended to fans of Janet Evanovich.
The Sonoma Rose by Jennifer Chiaverini
Struggling with a meager existence on a Prohibition-era farm in Southern California and devastated by the losses of four of her children to a wasting disease, Rosa flees with her surviving children after a shattering act of violence.
There But For The by Ali Smith
When Miles Garth locks himself in an upstairs room during a dinner party and communicates only through notes slipped under the door, his involuntary hosts beg help from childhood friend Anna, who is unwittingly thrust into the family’s surreal world.
Trail of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz
Struggling with wacky family activities, secrets, and feuds, private investigator Isabel Spellman avoids Henry Stone by spending time drinking with his mother and tackling eccentric cases that seem suspiciously pointless.
Trick of the Light by Louse Penny
Investigating a murder at a solo artist’s Quebec village home, Chief Inspector Gamache and his team encounter deceptive nuances in the art world that distort every clue they find with tales of duality and broken hearts.
Unwanted by Kristan Ohlsson
Inspector Fredericka Bergman investigates the kidnapping and murder of a child who had been separated from her mother on a crowded train on a rainy Swedish summer day, a case that points to the work of a brilliant and ruthless killer.
Victims by Jonathan Kellerman
When a killer who rivals Jack the Ripper cuts a bloody swath through the city, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis needs Alex Delaware’s help in catching this homicidal maniac–a disturbing case that sends Alex back into the secretive world of mental health treatment where he discovers an unholy alliance between the mad and the monstrous.
Watergate by Thomas Mallon
A retelling of the Watergate scandal from the perspectives of seven of its perpetrators and investigators illuminates the drama and high comedy of the Nixon presidency.
Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Slave mistresses Lizzie, Reenie, and Sweet travel to a resort in Ohio each year with their white masters, until Mawu shows up and encourages them to escape, forcing them to choose between freedom and leaving their friends and families.
When She Woke by Hilary Jordan
Hannah Payne, sentenced to being dyed a stigmatizing red for the crime of having an abortion, must learn to adjust to her new circumstances in a United States where her married lover, Aidan Dale, is Secretary of Faith.
100 Best Affordable Vacations by Jane Wooldridge
Offers advice on out of the ordinary vacation opportunities, from the Texas state fair to “unknown” national parks, with profiles of inspirational travelers and sidebars about off-season travel.
All there is: Love Stories from StoryCorps
The founder of Storycorps, a national project that records, shares and preserves the lives of Americans from all backgrounds, depicts people’s love stories from early dating, to finding connections and lifelong commitment and through death.
The Back Book by Ziya Gokaslan
In this guide for general readers, two MDs overview the anatomy of the back and explain the most common causes of back pain and how to avoid them or minimize them. They offer a tour of diagnostic processes used for back pain, including X-rays, MRIs, and other tests and studies, and describe methods of nonsurgical pain management, with a chapter devoted to physical therapy.
BarnHeart: the incurable longing for a farm of one’s own by Jenna Woginrich
Whether they’re about raising chickens or herding sheep, the tales of Jenna Woginrich have caught the imagination of thousands of young homesteaders. As she learns traditional farming skills by trial and error, Woginrich records her offbeat observations and poignant moments with honesty, humility, and humor.
Beautiful Souls: Saying no, breaking ranks, and heeding the voice of conscience in the dark by Eyal Press
A revelatory exploration of what motivates individual acts of courage and conscience in dangerous circumstances shares the inspiring stories of unlikely resisters while offering insights by psychologists and neuroscientists.
The Beginner’s Guide to Community-Based Arts by Keith Knight
Ten transformative local arts projects come alive in this illustrated training manual for youth leaders and teachers. This energetic guidebook demonstrates the enormous power of art in grass-roots social change. It presents proven models of community-based arts programs, plus techniques, discussion questions, and plentiful resources.
Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting by Pamela Druckerman
A former reporter for “The Wall Street Journal” chronicles her experience of having and raising a baby in Paris and describes how and why French parents have an easy, calm authority with their well-behaved children.
The Complete Guide to Upholstery by Cherry Dobson
From stripping and reupholstering to fixing a simple tear, this guide provides practical instructions, photos, and diagrams to complete a diverse collection of jobs with professional-looking results.
The Complete Human Body by Alice Roberts. MD
Offers a complete overview of the development, form, function and disorders of the human body, from muscle structure and activity to motor pathways within the brain, completely illustrated and featuring the latest medical and microscopic imaging
The Complete Thyroid Book by Kenneth Ain, MD
Completely updated with the latest research, this book provides a comprehensive look at tests, scans, and state-of-the-art therapies and treatments for every type of thyroid condition.
Connectome: how the brain’s wiring makes us who we are by Sebastian Seung
A neuroscientist builds on theories that human identity is defined not by genes but by the unique connections between brain cells, describing his work with leading researchers and what they are learning about personality, intelligence, and mental disorders.
Design*Sponge at Home by Grace Bonney
Presents seventy design interiors provided by the readers of the DesignSponge website, along with fifty projects with before and after pictures showing transformed rooms, furniture, and accessories.
Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock by David Margolick
Looks at the lives of the two women at the center of a famous historic photograph taken during the Little Rock school desegregation crisis in 1957, in a book that discusses how each dealt with the fallout from that day.
Everybody loves our town: an oral history of grunge by Mark Yarm
A tribute to the Pacific Northwest’s grunge genre draws on the observations of individuals at the forefront of the movement from Soundgarden and the Melvins to Nirvana and Pearl Jam, citing such influences as the rise of Seattle’s Sub Pop record label and the death of Kurt Cobain.
Faith No More: Why People Reject Religion by Phil Zuckerman
The first book of its kind, Faith No More will appeal to anyone interested in the “New Atheism” and indeed to anyone wishing to more fully understand our changing relationship to religious faith.
First Aid for Babies and Children by Allen Walker, MD
Describes emergency treatment for childhood injuries and illnesses, and offers advice on accident prevention.
The Fruit Gardner’s Bible by Lewis Hill
Grow your own organic fruits, berries, and nuts! The Fruit Gardener’s Bible is the complete reference on planting, growing, caring for, and harvesting everything from strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries to orchard fruits like apples, pears, peaches, cherries, almonds, and walnuts.
Get Your Lower Back Pain Under Control by Anthony Guarino
A thorough overview of back pain looks at medical options and standard and alternative therapies, offers advice on dealing with the psychological effects of chronic pain and explains how to navigate complicated insurance and disability plans. Simultaneous. Hardcover available.
Healthy Choices, Healthy Children: a guide to raising fit, happy kids by Lori Brizee
This easy-to-use guide provides essential tools for raising well-nourished, active children who will make lifelong healthy choices. Engaging, practical, and filled with quick tips, this is a must read for the busy parent trying to navigate the challenging world of kids and food. An ideal book for parents, schools, churches, and community groups. Recipes are included
Living Well with Autoimmune Disease by Mary Shomon
A guide to disorders of the human immune system draws on first-person accounts from sufferers, along with information from leading physicians and researchers, to describe common autoimmune conditions, risk factors, symptoms, and treatments.
Love Times Three: Our true story of a polygamous marriage by Joe Darger
The family that was an inspiration for “Big Love” opens up about their lives to illuminate why contemporary men and women are choosing a polygamous lifestyle and explaining how their relationships developed, the sister wife relationship, and their roles in the marriage.
The Lure of Long Distances: Why We Run by Robin Harvie
An ultra-marathoner discusses his obsession with long-distance running, which culminated in his participation in the oldest and toughest footrace in history–a nonstop 152-mile race from Athens to Sparta.
The Mormon People: The Making of an American Faith by Matthew Bowman
A religious historian explores the 180-year history of Mormonism, discussing the church’s origins and development, its position as one of the fastest growing religions in the world, and its connection to American life.
My Child is Sick! by Barton Schmitt
Describes a variety of symptoms and ailments children may develop and offers guidance on acceptable treatments and when emergency care is required.
Parkinson’s Disease: a guide for patients and families by William Weiner
Written by leading authorities on movement and neurological disorders, this comprehensive book provides up-to-date information on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and management of Parkinson’s disease to help people cope with medical, emotional, and practical challenges.
Protecting Your Parents’ Money: the Essential Guide to Helping Mom and Dad Navigate the Finances of Retirement by Jeff Opdyke
Former Wall Street Journal “Love and Money” columnist presents a valuable and compassionate guide for adult children helping their elderly parents manage their money that covers such topics as estate planning, understanding Medicare, nursing homes, and elder fraud.
Savvy Auntie: the ultimate guide for cool aunts, great-aunts, godmothers and all women who love kids by Melanie Notkin
A guide for aunts, godmothers, and all kid-friendly women, filled with personal anecdotes, fun facts, and helpful advice, providing a weath of essential information on child development, health, and well-being.
Self-promotion for introverts by Nancy Ancowitz
Shows introverts how to leverage their quiet skills and talk about themselves and their businesses, ideas, and accomplishments confidently and with minimal stress to get the recognition they deserve, in a book that includes exercises, case studies, and interviews with such notables as Bill Clinton and Warren Buffett.
Sew Up a Home Makeover by Lexie Barnes
Want to bring a new look to a tired room without spending a fortune? Designer Lexie Barnes shows you how to personalize your living space in just a few hours, with 50 fresh, fun, pattern-free sewing projects.
Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself and Transform Your Career by Reid Hoffman
The founder of LinkedIn demonstrates how to apply effective entrepreneurial strategies to an individual career, explaining how to navigate modern challenges by becoming more innovative, self-reliant, and networked.
Staying Connected to Your Teenager: How to Keep Them Talking to You and Hear What They’re Really Saying by Michael Riera
Explains how teenagers contain the qualities of both regressed children and emergent adults, urging parents to see beyond teenage stereotypes while offering strategies on a parent’s changing roles and encouraging responsible behavior.
Taking Charge of Your Health: a Guide to Getting the Best Health Care as You Age by John Burton
Frustrated with doctors’ visits that last less than fifteen minutes? Unclear about how to best choose a physician? Confused by our complicated health care system? Experienced geriatricians Drs. Burton and Hall have decades of experience helping seniors navigate this country’s complex health care system.
Vertical Vegetables & Fruit: Creative Gardening Techniques for Growing Up in Small Spaces by Rhonda Hart
Vertical Vegetables & Fruit shows how easy and fun small-footprint food gardening can be. Low maintenance and big harvests are just two of the benefits of using teepees, trellises, cages, hanging baskets, wall pockets, stacking pots, and multilevel raised beds to grow vegetables and fruit.
When the War Never Ends: the Voices of Military Members with PTSD and Their Families by Leah Wizelman
Service members returning from deployment are often suffering from PTSD. When the War Never Ends tells the stories of those who have lived it themselves – affected veterans and active-duty personnel, as well as their spouses, who were participants in various wars and peace missions.
Winter Backpacking: You Guide to Safe and Warm Winter Camping and Day Trips by Ben Shillington
Backpacking in the winter months can be exhilarating, refreshing, and-with the help of this book-remarkably safe and comfortable too! All it takes is some good planning and learning some tricks to keep warm, dry and happy.
Year-Round Vegetable Gardener: How to Grow Your Own Food 365 Days a Year No Matter Where You Live by Niki Jabbour
In The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener, Nova Scotia–based gardener and writer Niki Jabbour shares her secrets for growing food during every month of the year.
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