December- EVEN MORE NEW BOOKS!
5-minute Marvel stories
Everyone's favorite superheroes are back to battle their biggest villains yet!
The ball at Versailles : a novel
Steel, Danielle, author
It's the summer of 1959 and the Palace of Versailles is hosting an event that will make history. It is an exclusive dusk-to-dawn ball in which a select group of American and French debutantes will be presented to international society and royalty. Four young women, all with something to prove, receive what some see as the invitation of a lifetime. Amelia Alexander, who hopes to eventually attend law school, hesitates to participate in what she sees as an archaic and privileged tradition. But her indomitable widowed mother, Jane, who's struggled financially and sacrificed for a career, encourages her to attend. Jane would do anything for Amelia to have the chance at a happily ever after. Felicity Smith is equally uncertain about the ball. Although her family is prominent in the Dallas social scene, Felicity prefers to keep to herself, avoiding the older sister who torments her. But to get out of her sister's shadow, Felicity decides to accept. If it's a success, the tables will have turned at last. For Caroline Taylor, the beautiful ingénue and daughter of Hollywood legends, the ball is an irresistible opportunity. But an unexpected heartbreak just before she leaves for France gets things off to a bad start. Then there's Samantha Walker, an art history major with an overprotective father. Her excitement about the invitation is overshadowed by the emotional and physical effects of a past tragedy that still haunts her. For all these young women, Paris and one transcendent night will change their lives forever.
Beyond the wall : a history of East Germany
Hoyer, Katja, author
This best-selling history of East Germany begins with its inception in the aftermath of World War II, its crucial role in the Cold War, and its eventual demise during the collapse of Communism in the late 1980s.
Body into balance : an herbal guide to holistic self-care
Groves, Maria Noël, author
Cage of dreams
Schaeffer, Rebecca, author
While working at a speakeasy plagued by violence and death, 19-year-old Ness, fearing mortality, makes a deal with the Nightmare Phantom that causes her life to spiral out of control, pitting her against enemies old and new -- and the most difficult enemy of all: herself.
Class : a memoir
Land, Stephanie, 1978-, author
"Maid" was a story about a housecleaner, but it was also a story about a woman with a dream. In "Class," Stephanie Land takes us with her as she finishes college and pursues her writing career. Facing barriers at every turn including a byzantine loan system, not having enough money for food, navigating the judgments of professors and fellow students who didn't understand the demands of attending college while under the poverty line - Land finds a way to survive once again, finally graduating in her mid-thirties.
A curse for true love
Garber, Stephanie, author
Two villains, one girl, and a deadly battle for happily ever after. Evangeline Fox ventured to the Magnificent North in search of her happy ending, and it seems as if she has it. She's married to a handsome prince and lives in a legendary castle. But Evangeline has no idea of the devastating price she's paid for this fairytale. She doesn't know what she has lost, and her husband is determined to make sure she never finds out. . . . but first he must kill Jacks, the Prince of Hearts.
La vie à Verdun : roman historique
Charland, Jean-Pierre, 1954- auteur
1962. Après plus d’une année à Verdun, les Chevalier se sont adaptés à leur nouvel environnement. Romain assume maintenant son emploi d’homme de ménage à l’hôpital du Christ-Roi, Viviane se glorifie d’être la sœur de monsieur le curé auprès des dames patronnesses, et les enfants, totalement investis dans leurs études, envisagent l’avenir avec une certaine confiance. Cependant, les événements liés à la politique, autant sur la scène locale qu’internationale, génèrent de vives émotions dans la famille. En pleine crise des missiles de Cuba, Marie-Paule est invitée à prier pour sauver le monde de l’apocalypse nucléaire. Ensuite, l’élection provinciale mobilisant toute la jeunesse derrière le Parti libéral et son candidat vedette, René Lévesque, démontre à Antoine que rien n’est limpide dans le monde de la politique. Mais pour les paroissiens de Notre-Dame-Auxiliatrice, un drame domine tous les autres : leur curé Anselme joue au chevalier servant avec Irène, une jeune femme malmenée par son époux. Aux yeux de Viviane, fervente croyante, le penchant coupable de son frère pour la malheureuse n’est rien de moins que la fin du monde.
My busy truck book : a play-with-me sensory book.
An interactive truck book featuring sensory touches, a real spinning wheel, and finger trails to help develop fine motor and early literacy skills. Perfect for the busy hands and busy brains of toddlers! From the construction site to the fire station, this busy book is full of fun touches to keep your child engaged! With a spinning wheel, trails to trace, and pull-out tabs on every page, it's the perfect book to inspire curiosity and learning through play.
Kinney, Jeff, author
When the town threatens to close their crumbling middle school and Greg realizes he'd have to go to a different school than his best friend, he rallies his classmates to save their school before it's shuttered for good.
The not-so-scary Hairy spider : with touch and feel
Lynch, Stuart (Illustrator), illustrator
Où es-tu, Henry?
Larochelle, Alexandra, 1993- auteur
Henry ne cesse d’avertir Mini-Jean et Mini-Bulle : il faut rester calme dans le laboratoire, car il travaille sur une puissante formule de… POUF ! Oh non ! Les deux amis ont fait disparaître leur professeur ! Mais où peut-il bien être ?
Shadows in the night ; Fatal reunion
Graham, Heather, author
Shadows in the Night: "A year after the chilling death of her mentor, criminologist Harley Frasier is still rattled. Secretly she's suspected murder all along. Now the unveiling of the Amenmose exhibit is triggering a series of unexplained attacks, and there's only one man she can trust. FBI special agent Micah Fox is used to charging into dangerous territory to solve a case. Working with a civilian is new ground, especially when she's as irresistible as Harley. He can't say no to her sharp instincts and sexy smile. And with a threat closing in, there's no way in hell he'll leave her unprotected." -- Page  cover.
Hannah, Kristin, author
From deep within the Olympic National Forest, a six-year-old girl appears. Speechless and alone. she offers no clue as to her identity. Child psychiatrist Dr. Julia Cates begins working with the extraordinary little girl. The shocking facts of Alice's life test the limits of Julia's faith and strength, even as she struggles to make a home for Alice - and find a new one for herself.