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Collared (An Andy Carpenter Novel) – by David Rosenfelt

Lawyer Andy Carpenter’s true passion is the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization he runs with his friend Willie Miller. All kinds of dogs make their way to the foundation, and Andy and Willie aren’t surprised to find a dog at the shelter one morning with a note saying someone had found him stray and dropped him off. But they are surprised when they scan the dog’s embedded chip. They know this dog. He is the “DNA dog.“Two and a half years ago, Jill Hickman was a single mother of an adopted baby. Her baby and dog were kidnapped in broad daylight in Eastside Park, and they haven’t been seen since. A tip came in that a former boyfriend of Hickman’s, Keith Wachtel, was the kidnapper. A search of his house showed no sign of the child, but did uncover more incriminating evidence, and the clincher that generated Wachtel’s arrest was some dog hair, notable since Wachtel did not have a dog. DNA tests showed conclusively that the hair belonged to Hickman’s dog. Wachtel was convicted of kidnapping, but the dog and baby were never found.Now, with the reappearance of the dog, the case is brought back to light, and the search for the child renewed. Goaded by his wife’s desire to help a friend and fellow mother and Andy’s desire to make sure the real kidnapper is in jail, Andy and his team enter the case. But what they start to uncover is far more complicated and dangerous than they ever expected.

Beneath Copper Falls (Rock Harbor Series) – by Colleen Coble

Dana has already learned that love isn’t safe…but could it be different in Rock Harbor?

As a 911 dispatcher, Dana Newell takes pride in being calm in tough circumstances. In addition to her emotionally charged career, she’s faced enough emergencies in her own life. She recently escaped her abusive fiance to move to tranquil Rock Harbor, where she hopes life will be more peaceful.

But the idyllic town hides more danger and secrets than it first appeared. Dana is continually drawn to her new friend Boone, who has scars inside and out. Then she answers a call at her job only to hear a friend’s desperate screams on the other end. Soon the pain in her past collides with the mysteries of her new home – and threatens to keep her from the future she’s always wanted.

A Distant View of Everything (Isabel Dalhousie Series) by Alexander McCall Smith

The latest novel in Alexander McCall Smith’s much-loved Isabel Dalhousie series.

Recently distracted by the arrival of her and Jamie’s second son, Magnus, Isabel Dalhousie – philanthropic editor of the Review of Applied Ethics – is anxious. The next issue of the Review is far from ready, her eldest, Charlie, is jealous, and their housekeeper, Grace, has an officious approach to childcare. With some relief, Isabel returns to helping out at her niece Cat’s delicatessen, where surely the most taxing duty is the preparation of sandwiches.

It’s not long before Isabel’s helpful, philosophical nature draws her into customers’ problems, specifically that of ambitious, self-proclaimed matchmaker, Bea Shandon. Bea has staged a potentially dangerous liaison involving enigmatic plastic surgeon, Tony MacUspaig, who may not be quite who he claims to be – and Isabel’s help is required in getting to the truth of the matter.

When the truth finally reveals itself, Isabel must conclude that along with MacUspaig, Bea, Jamie – and even Cat – she herself is not immune to misunderstandings, or the neurotic fantasies that arise from keeping secrets….

The Reason You’re Alive – by Matthew Quick

The New York Times bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook offers a timely novel featuring his most fascinating character yet, a Vietnam vet embarking on a quixotic crusade to track down his nemesis from the war.

After sixty-eight-year-old David Granger crashes his BMW, medical tests reveal a brain tumor that he readily attributes to his wartime Agent Orange exposure. He wakes up from surgery repeating a name no one in his civilian life has ever heard — that of a Native American soldier whom he was once ordered to discipline. David decides to return something precious he long ago stole from the man he now calls Clayton Fire Bear. It might be the only way to find closure in a world increasingly at odds with the one he served to protect. It might also help him finally recover from his wife’s untimely demise.

As David confronts his past to salvage his present, a poignant portrait emerges: that of an opinionated and goodhearted American patriot fighting like hell to stay true to his red, white, and blue heart, even as the country he loves rapidly changes in ways he doesn’t always like or understand. Hanging in the balance are Granger’s distant art-dealing son, Hank; his adoring seven-year-old granddaughter, Ella; and his best friend, Sue, a Vietnamese-American who respects David’s fearless sincerity.

Through the controversial, wrenching, and wildly honest David Granger, Matthew Quick offers a no-nonsense but ultimately hopeful view of America’s polarized psyche. By turns irascible and hilarious, insightful and inconvenient, David is a complex, wounded, honorable, and loving man. The Reason You’re Alive examines how the secrets and debts we carry from our past define us; it also challenges us to look beyond our own prejudices and search for the good in us all.

Sin of a Woman (A Curtis Black Novel) – by Kimberla Lawson Roby

The new novel in the beloved New York Times best-selling Curtis Black series.

After her very public divorce from Dillon, Raven Black is recovering nicely. Dillon has done everything he can to discredit her, but Raven has learned from her mistakes and him. In fact she’s intent on using every bit of Dillon’s revenge and betrayal as she prepares to take what is hers – and more. Her ambitions have never been so great, and Raven always knows how to get what she wants. She also won’t allow anything or anyone to get in her way.

She has become her ex-husband in more ways than one and is slowly leading those connected to her down a terrible path of destruction. But playing with the lives of innocent people has dire consequences – the kind that Raven won’t see coming. Raven, of all people, should know that what happens in the dark will eventually come to light…and that there’s only so far you can run before your past catches up to you.

NEW NON-FICTION BOOKS

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate – by Al Franken

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry – by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and Lies: The Civil War – by David Fisher

The Complete Make-Ahead Cookbook: From Appetizers to Desserts 500 Recipes You Can Make in Advance – by America’s Test Kitchen

Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam – by Mark Bowden

Install Your Own Solar Panels: Designing and Installing a Photovoltaic System to Power Your Home – by Joseph Burdick and Philip Schmidt

Love Real Food: More Than 100 Feel-Good Vegetarian Favorites to Delight the Senses and Nourish the Body by Kathryne Taylor

Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages – by David Ross and Don Yaeger

Understanding Trump – by Newt Gingrich and Eric Trump

You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me – by Sherman Alexie

New Movies

Beauty and the Beast[dvd and blu-ray]

The Boss Baby [dvd and blu-ray]

The Fate of the Furious[dvd and blu-ray]

Gifted[dvd and blu-ray]

Ghost in the Shell[dvd and blu-ray]

John Wick. Chapter 2[dvd and blu-ray]

The Lego Batman Movie[dvd and blu-ray]

Life[dvd]

The Lost City of Z[dvd and blu-ray]

Power Rangers[dvd and blu-ray]

Smurfs: the Lost Village[dvd]

The Zookeeper’s Wife[dvd and blu-ray]

 

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