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Closer Than You Know
A Virginia mother experiences her worst nightmare in Parks' (Say Nothing, 2017) compelling thriller. When Melanie Barrick goes to pick up her son, Alex, from child care after a long day at work, she discovers he's been removed by Social Services. No one will say why. Her nightmare mushrooms when she arrives home to learn her house has been raided by sheriff's deputies, who have found enough cocaine to send Melanie to prison for years. The evidence against her is overwhelming, and if Melanie can't prove her innocence, she'll lose Alex forever. Harrowing and unforgettable.
The Darkling Bride
Nestled in the Wicklow Mountains of Ireland, Deeprath Castle, owned by the Gallagher family, is slated to become a public trust, and book lover Carragh Ryan has been hired to take inventory of its historic library. But after meeting Aidan, the current Viscount Gallagher, and his enigmatic family, Carragh knows that her task will be more challenging than she'd thought. Two decades before, Aidan's parents died violently at Deeprath. The crime was never solved. The past catches up to the present, and odd clues in the house soon have Carragh wondering if there are unseen forces stalking the Gallagher family. Superb gothic suspense from the author of The Virgin's War (2016).
The Family Next Door
From the outside, Essie's life looks idyllic: a loving husband, a beautiful house in a good neighborhood, and a nearby mother who dotes on her grandchildren. But few of Essie's friends know her secret shame: that she once walked away from her newborn, asleep in a carriage in a park. When a new woman named Isabelle moves in next door to Essie, she is an immediate object of curiosity. As Essie and Isabelle grow close, it starts to become clear that Isabelle's choice of neighborhood was no accident. And that her presence threatens to bring shocking secrets to light. An utterly absorbing tale of family drama by the author of The Mother's Promise (2017).
To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration
In 1909, three daring expeditions pushed human exploration to the farthest reaches of the earth's surface. In January, Douglas Mawson, as part of Ernest Shackleton's Nimrod Expedition, became the first man to reach the South Magnetic Pole. In April, Robert Peary claimed to be the first to reach the North Pole. And in the Himalayas, a team led by Italian explorer Prince Luigi Amedeo made the highest climb to date on the legendary K2, the so-called Third Pole. Author Edward J. Larson interweaves these three expeditions into one dazzling narrative history in the tradition of Nathaniel Philbrick's In the Heart of the Sea (2000) or David Grann's The Lost City of Z (2009).
The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote
Nashville, August 1920. 35 states have ratified the Nineteenth Amendment, 12 have rejected it or refused to vote, and one last state is needed. It all comes down to Tennessee, the moment of truth for the suffragists after a seven-decade crusade to win the right to vote. Award-winning journalist Elaine Weiss chronicles the nail-biting final fight, pitting the "Suffs" against conservative politicians, business magnates, and the "Antis"--women who feared the vote would undermine the country's moral fiber. "Weiss has written a historical narrative with the urgency of a thriller," writes Publisher's Weekly.