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A Good Killing

Allison Leotta

Newly single after calling off her wedding, sex-crimes prosecutor Anna Curtis is summoned home to Holly Grove, Michigan when her old high school coach is killed in a suspicious car crash. She's there to support her younger sister, Jody, who stands accused of the coach's murder. But is Jody innocent? The police are convinced that Jody was having an affair with the married coach and killed him out of jealousy. As Anna investigates, she resolves to do everything she can to save her sister. A fine romantic thriller from the author of Speak of the Devil (2013).

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Burnt River: A Mystery

Karin Salvalaggio

When Detective Macy Greeley is called to Wilmington Creek, a sleepy ranching community in northern Montana, she expects an open-and-shut murder case. What greets her is anything but. John Dalton, a soldier returned home from serving in Afghanistan, has been shot dead in an alleyway outside a local bar. Macy can't see any obvious motive for the attack, but it soon becomes apparent that everyone in this small town is hiding something. Another taut and intimate mystery from the author of Bone Dust White (2014).

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How to Start a Fire

Lisa Lutz

When UC Santa Cruz roommates Anna and Kate find a passed-out Georgiana Leoni on a lawn one night, they take her back to their dorm. Twenty years later, they gather around a campfire on the lawn of a New England mansion. What happens in between--the wild adventures, unspoken jealousies, and sudden tragedies that alter the course of their lives--is charted with sharp wit and aching sadness in Lutz's (The Last Word, 2013) new novel. Shot through with the crackling dialogue and irresistible characters that make Lutz's books so beloved, How to Start a Fire pulls us deep into Anna, Kate and George's complicated bond.

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Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles

Bernard Cornwell

In his very first nonfiction book, published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, historical novelist Bernard Cornwell (The Empty Throne, 2015) employs his masterful storytelling skills to bring military history to life. The battle, which took place in Belgium on June 18, 1815, marked the final defeat of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte by the Prussian and Allied armies, led by the Duke of Wellington. Cornwell’s fascinating, detailed, and generously illustrated account easily navigates the bloody battlefields that changed the fate of 19th-century Europe. (Kirkus Reviews)

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When Parents Part: How Mothers and Fathers Can Help Their Children Deal with Separation and Divorce

Penelope Leach

Leach, a leading expert on child development and author of the classic Your Baby & Child (2010), offers a guide for families dealing with the pain of separation and divorce. Taking a child-centered approach, she breaks down how kids are affected by divorce at various ages, from babies to young adults. Leach also gives advice on a wide array of topics, including the importance of co-parenting, dealing with new spouses or partners, custodial arrangements especially during the holidays, and what to do if one parent moves far away.

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