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50 Great American Places: Essential Historic Sites Across the U.S.

Brent D. Glass

In his debut travel guide, the Director Emeritus of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History has selected 50 U.S. destinations that are significant to our nation’s past. Many spots are familiar, such as Jefferson’s Monticello, Washington D.C.’s National Mall, and Yellowstone National Park. But what about Deleware’s New Castle Court House or Idaho’s Minidoka Camp? Other sites celebrate famous individuals, like Thomas Edison, the Wright Brothers, Henry Ford, and Frank Lloyd Wright. With a foreword by David McCullough, “this book will whet the appetite of anybody who would like to learn about American history through the places where it happened.” (Library Journal)

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Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens

Steve Olson

Author Steve Olson dramatically combines science and history to describe the 9-hour eruption of Washington’s Mount St. Helens volcano on May 18, 1980, which killed 57 people and deposited ashes in 11 states and five Canadian provinces. Olson also follows the geologists who warned of the potential danger, the individuals who were near the mountain on the night before the eruption, the final moments of those who died, and the paths survivors took for rescue. For fans of Simon Winchester’s Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded (2003).

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The Madwoman Upstairs

Catherine Lowell

Samantha Whipple is the only remaining descendant of the Bronte family. Since her father's untimely death, she is presumed heir to a long-rumored trove of diaries, letters, and early novel drafts passed down from the Bronte family. Samantha, however, has never seen this alleged estate and believes it doesn't exist. Everything changes when she enrolls at Oxford and objects from the past begin rematerializing in her life. When her father's long-lost copy of Jane Eyre mysteriously appears on Samantha's bed, it leads to an elaborate scavenger hunt that, with the help of a handsome professor, Samantha hopes to decode. A smart and original debut novel.

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The Passenger

Lisa Lutz

Forty-eight hours after finding her husband's body at the base of the stairs, Tanya Dubois cashes in her credit cards, dyes her hair, and flees town. It's not the first time. She meets Blue, a female bartender who offers her a place to stay. With dwindling choices, Tanya accepts, and an uneasy alliance is born. It's almost impossible to live off the grid, but Tanya-now-Debra and Blue have the desperation to try. Moving from city to city, Debra is chased by a very dark secret...can she outrun her past? A heart-stopping thriller from the author of How to Start a Fire (2015).

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When Falcons Fall: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery

C.S. Harris

Ayleswick-on-Teme, 1813. Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, has come to this seemingly peaceful Shropshire village to honor a slain friend. But when the body of a widow is found on the banks of the River Teme, a bottle of laudanum at her side, the village's inexperienced new magistrate turns to St. Cyr for help. Almost immediately, Sebastian realizes that Emma Chance did not take her own life. He also discovers that Emma was not the first young woman in the village to die under suspicious circumstances. Can he find the culprit? Another engaging entry in this long-running series by Harris (Who Buries the Dead, 2015).

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