The authenticity project by Clare Pooley. The story of a solitary green notebook that brings together six strangers and leads to unexpected friendship…and even love.
A beautiful crime by Christopher Bollen. A twisty story of deception, set in contemporary Venice and featuring a young American couple who have set their sights on a high-stakes con.
Cesare by Jerome Charyn. Beginning in 1937 Germany, this is a literary thriller and love story born of the horrors of a country whose culture has died, whose history has been warped, and whose soul has disappeared.
The chill by Scott Carson. A century after an early 20th century New York community is intentionally flooded to redistribute water downstate, an inspector overseeing a dangerously neglected damn uncovers a prophecy that warns of additional sacrifices.
Dead to her by Sarah Pinborough. A twisty psychological thriller about a savvy second wife who will do almost anything to come out on top.
Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano. A 12 year old boy tries to start over after becoming the sole survivor of a plane crash in which he lost his immediate family.
Golden in death by J.D. Robb. Homicide detective Eve Dallas investigates a murder with a mysterious motive – and a terrifying weapon.
Long bright river by Liz Moore. Mickey risks her job with the Philadelphia police force by going after a murderer and searching for her missing sister.
The mercies by Kiran Hargrave. On an icy, dark island, men hunt witches…and women fight back. This chilling tale of religious persecution is served up with a feminist bite.
Mercy House by Alena Dillon. Inside a century-old row house in Brooklyn, Sister Evelyn and her fellow nuns preside over a safe haven for the abused and abandoned.
The recipe for revolution by Carolyn Chute. A blistering book about the Settlement, a radical, politically incorrect collective of the disorderly and disaffected in rural Maine.
The regrets by Amy Bonnaffons. Reality and dream collide in this darkly playful novel about a love affair between the living and the dead.
Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart. The unforgettable story of a sweet and lonely boy who spends his 1980 childhood in run-down public housing in Glasgow, Scotland, where Thatcher’s policies have put people out of work and where the city’s drug epidemic is around the corner.
A view to a kilt by Kaitlyn Dunnett. A series of blizzards have kept tourists away from Moosetookalook, Maine, and shoppers out of Liss MacCrimmmon’s Scottish Emporium. But as warmer weather brings promises of tartan sales and new faces, melting snow reveals cold-blooded murder.
A beautiful day in the neighborhood (2019) starring Matthew Rhys and Tom Hanks
The farewell (2019) starring Awkwafina
Harriet (2019) starring Cynthia Erivo and Leslie Odom Jr.
Parasite (2019) starring Kang Ho Song and Sun Kyun Lee
Taboo: Season 1 (2017) starring Tom Hardy
Once upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt
Aftershock: the human toll of war by Richard Cahan. Haunting World War II images by America’s soldier photographers.
The book you wish your parents had read by Philippa Perry. Definitive guide for any parent looking to navigate their past, avoid repeating their own parents’ mistakes, and ensure they don’t land their own kids in therapy.
By chance alone by Max Eisen. More than 70 years after the Nazi camps where liberated by the Allies, this details the author’s story of survival: the back-breaking slave labor in Auschwitz, the infamous “death march”, the painful aftermath of liberation, and his journey of physical and psychological healing.
Decoding boys by Cara Natterson. Comforting … a common-sensical and gently humorous exploration of male puberty’s many trials.
Esquire dress code. A man’s guide to personal style as seen by Esquire magazine.
Gay like me: a father writes to his son by Richie Jackson. This is a celebration of gay identity and parenting, and a powerful warning to the author’s son, other gay men, and the world. He looks back on his own journey as a gay man coming of age through decades of political and cultural turmoil.
How to do nothing by Jenny Odell. An argument for unplugging from technology in order to potentially focus attention of important matters.
Last stop Auschwitz by Eddy de Wind. Written in Auschwitz itself, this one-of-a-kind, minute-by-minute true account is a crucial historical testament to a survivor’s fight for his life.
Something that may shock and discredit you by Daniel Ortberg. A witty and clever collection of essays and cultural observations spanning pop culture – from the endearingly popular to the staggeringly obscure.
Very stable genius by Philip Rucker. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists use firsthand accounts to chart patterns of behavior within the Trump administration.
When my time comes by Diane Rehm. Conversations about whether those who are dying should have the right to determine when life should end.
When time stopped by Ariana Neumann. In this remarkable memoir, the author dives into the secrets of her father’s past years spent hiding in plain sight in war-torn Berlin, the annihilation of dozens of family members in the Holocaust, and the courageous choice to build anew.
Why we can’t sleep by Ada Calhoun. The cultural and political contexts of the crises that Generation X face.
New Children’s Books
The Cottingley fairies by Ana Sender
Growing season by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
How to catch a unicorn by Adam Wallace
Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast by Josh Funk
Lana Lynn howls at the moon by Rebecca van Slyke
Listen by Holly McGhee
Look, it’s raining by Mathieu Pierloot
No more naps! by Chris Grabenstein
Not quite narwhal by Jessie Sima
One fox : a counting book thriller by Kate Read
Homerooms & hall passes by Tom O’Donnell
Peg + Cat : Peg up a tree by Jennifer Oxley
Weird little robots by Carolyn Crimi
Antibiotics by Tamra Orr
Art Sparks: Draw, Paint, Make, and get Creative by Marlon Abrams
Egg to chicken by Rachel Tonkin
Egg to frog by Rachel Tonkin
Good night stories for rebel girls by Elena Favilli
It started with a big bang by Floor Bal
Life by the river by Holly Duhig
Life in the forest by Holly Duhig
Save the crash-test dummies by Jennifer Swanson
The speed of starlight by Colin Stuart
Stitch camp: 18 crafty projects for kids & tweens by Nicole Blum
Yes, I can listen! by Steve Metzger
Abominable with Chloe Bennet
The angry birds movie 2 with Josh Gad
Great Yellowstone thaw by BBC Earth with Kirk Johnson
How to train your dragon. Homecoming with Jay Baruchel
Thomas & friends : Tale of the brave with Olivia Colman
Notes from Booklist, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Library Journal, and New York Times Book Review.