Get a sneak peek at future bestsellers with these exciting new additions to our collection.
The Adventurer's Son: A Memoir
Explorer Roman Dial’s son’s solo trek into the Costa Rican jungle was only supposed to last a handful of days. But when ten days passed and there was still no word from 27-year-old Cody, Ronan decided to travel to Costa Rica and lead the search himself. Two years would pass before he learned what happened as the twists and turns of his search paint a much different picture of the son he knew. "A brave and marvelous book ...a page-turner that will rip your heart out,” writes Jon Krakauer (Into the Wild, 1996).
The Age of Football: Soccer and the 21st Century
Goldblatt (The Ball Is Round, 2006) delivers an overview of the state of soccer in the 21st century and the sport’s dramatic rise in popularity over the last 50 years. English football is amazingly popular in Africa. People all around the world alter their sleep schedules to rise in the middle of the night and watch their favorite clubs. A mining operation in Chile readjusted its shifts so miners could watch their national team. Goldblatt also examines some of the issues pervasive in the sport, from gender equality (virtually all women’s professional teams are still coached by men) to the game's scandal-ridden ruling bodies. Goldblatt shows why soccer enthralls billions. (Booklist).
All the Best Lies: A Mystery
FBI Agent Reed Markham is haunted by one painful unsolved mystery: who murdered his mother? Camilla was stabbed to death more than forty years ago while baby Reed lay in his crib mere steps away. The trail went so cold that the Las Vegas Police Department has given up hope of solving the case. Unable to trust his family with the details of his personal investigation, Reed enlists his friend, suspended cop Ellery Hathaway, to join his quest in Vegas. Far from home and relying only on each other, Reed and Ellery trace his twisted family history, knowing the path leads back to a vicious killer. A chilling thriller with an explosive finale from the author of No Mercy (2019).
Londoners Ellie and Nick met on the night of 2008's historic presidential election. A cinema buff and devotee of great love stories, Nick always fancied himself the Tom Hanks of his own romantic comedy, and when sparks flew with Ellie that night, he swiftly cast her as the Meg Ryan of his story. They were together four blissful years. But now Ellie has moved out, convinced that the "fire's gone", and Nick is forced to sift through his memories to see where it all went wrong. Was he really the rom-com hero he believes he'd been? Or did this Harry let his Sally down? Peppered with references to beloved movies, Nicholls's charming debut explores how even a hopeless romantic can learn that in real life, love isn't--shouldn't be--like what we see in the movies.
The Only Child
Seoul criminal psychologist Seonkyeong receives an unexpected call one day. Yi Byeongdo, a serial killer who has previously refused to talk, wants her to interview him. That same day, Hayeong, her husband's 11-year-old daughter from a previous marriage, shows up at their door after her grandparents, with whom she lived after her mother passed away, die in a sudden fire. Seonkyeong wants her to feel at home, but is gradually unnerved as the young girl says little and acts strangely. Plus, the story she tells about her grandparents' death, and her mother's before that, deeply troubles Seonkyeong. So much so that Yi Byeongdo starts giving her advice. Written with exquisite precision and persistent creepiness, The Only Child is psychological suspense at its very best.
Interested in having these titles emailed to you? If so, sign up for @ the Library, our email newsletter. It is also available as an RSS feed.