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Do Not Become Alarmed

Maile Meloy

When Liv and Nora decide to take their husbands and children on a holiday cruise, everyone is thrilled. The adults are lulled by the ship's comfort and ease. The four children love the nonstop buffet and their newfound independence. But when they all go ashore for an adventure in Central America, a series of minor misfortunes leads the families farther from the safety of the ship. One minute the children are there, and the next they're gone. A smart, perceptive, suspenseful tale by the author of Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It (2009).

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The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions

Peter Brannen

As new research suggests that climate change played a role in the most extreme catastrophes in Earth's history, science journalist Peter Brannen takes us on a wild ride through the planet's five mass extinctions. Our Earth has been broiled, frozen, poison-gassed, smothered, and pelted by asteroids, and in his debut, Brannen takes us to the “scenes of the crime”-- from South Africa to the New York Palisades along the Hudson River--to examine the fossil record of each extinction (including dragonflies the size of sea gulls and guillotine-mouthed fish). For fans of Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction (2014).

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The Essex Serpent

Sarah Perry

When Cora Seaborne's domineering husband dies, she seeks refuge in coastal Essex, accompanied by her 11-year-old son, Francis, and his nanny, Martha. While admiring the sites, Cora learns of a rumor about a fearsome creature said to roam the marshes claiming human lives. A keen amateur naturalist, Cora is enthralled. Eager to investigate, Cora is introduced to local vicar William Ransome. These seeming opposites who agree on nothing soon find themselves inexorably drawn together and torn apart--an intense relationship that will change both of their lives forever. Set in the late 19th century, this debut is an exquisite delight.

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The People We Hate at the Wedding

Grant Ginder

Paul and Alice's half-sister Eloise is getting married in London, complete with a reception at a country estate with tea lights and embroidered napkins. They couldn't hate the idea more. Donna, the clan's mother, is now a widow living in the Chicago suburbs. Smart, beautiful Alice is stuck in a dead-end job and is having an affair with her married boss. Her brother Paul lives in Philadelphia with his older, tenured track professor boyfriend. And then there's Eloise. Perfect, gorgeous, cultured Eloise. As this estranged clan gets together for Eloise's nuptials, Grant Ginder (Driver's Education, 2013) brings to vivid, hilarious life the power of family in this slyly witty and surprisingly tender novel.

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The Trial of Adolf Hitler: The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany

David King

On November 8, 1923, 34-year-old Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler stormed into a beer hall in Munich, Germany, fired his pistol in the air, and proclaimed a revolution as he attempted a failed coup to overthrow the government. The Trial of Adolf Hitler tells the never-before-told story of the sensational courtroom drama that followed when he and nine other suspects were charged with high treason. The trial ultimately thrust Hitler into the limelight, setting the stage for his demagoguery and improbable rise to power. By the author of Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris (2011).

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