Get a sneak peek at future bestsellers with these exciting new additions to our collection.
All the Old Knives
Six years ago in Vienna, terrorists took over a hundred hostages, and the rescue attempt by the CIA went terribly wrong, despite the presence of an agent on the inside. Two of the CIA's case officers in Vienna, Henry Pelham and Celia Harrison, were lovers at the time. Now Celia is married and lives in Carmel-by-the-Sea, where she and Henry have met for a reunion dinner. But neither of them can forget that long-ago question: Had their agent been compromised? If so, how? Each also wonders what role tonight's dinner companion might have played in the tragedy. A superlative spy thriller from the author of The Cairo Affair (2014).
How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature
Paleontologist Sampson, the host of PBS's Dinosaur Train, sounds the call for parents to help their kids connect to nature before it's too late. He argues that overscheduling and too much time spent indoors and in front of screens lead to obesity and stress. Nature is good for the physical and emotional health of all humans, and Sampson explains how parents can become "nature mentors" and make a determined effort to change not only their children's habits but their own. He offers practical tips (such as visiting local farms and going on hikes), along with 10 secrets for making nature an integral part of a child's life. (Publishers Weekly)
Three years ago, Hanna and her husband, Joe, were brutally attacked in their own home. Joe died, and Hanna suffered a traumatic brain injury and memory loss. Their younger daughter Dawn's boyfriend was convicted of the crimes and sent to jail. Dawn was suspected of being his accomplice by everyone but Hanna. Now Rud is getting a new trial, and Dawn has returned to the family home in upstate New York. Hanna wants desperately to be able to recall that traumatic night so she can testify in the retrial and exonerate her daughter. But she might not like what she remembers...A chilling read.
Rescue at Los Baños: The Most Daring Prison Camp Raid of World War II
From the bestselling author of Hero Found (2010) comes the incredible true story of one of the greatest military rescues of all time, the World War II prison camp raid at Los Baños in the Philippines. In February 1945, as the U.S. victory in the Pacific drew near, Japanese soldiers guarding U.S. and Allied POWs became more sadistic. Starved, shot and beaten, many of the 2,146 prisoners would not survive much longer unless rescued soon. General Douglas MacArthur assigned the 11th Airborne Division to a dangerous rescue mission deep behind enemy lines that became a deadly race against the clock.
Sisters of Shiloh
The Hepinstall sisters (Blue Asylum, 2012) collaborate on this fascinating genre-bending novel about two sisters who disguise themselves as soldiers to fight for the Confederate Army. After her husband, Arden, is killed in the Battle of Antietam, Libby Tanner enlists, determined to kill one Yankee for every year of Arden's too-short life. Desperate to protect her grief-crazed younger sister, Josephine insists on joining her. Surrounded by flying bullets, deprivation, and illness, the sisters face other dangers as well: Libby careens towards madness, while Josephine falls in love with a fellow soldier. A must-read for history buffs.
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