by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Susan Elizabeth Phillips (The Great Escape), loved by fans for her trademark sense of humor and brusque heroes, goes a shade darker in this modern-day gothic delight.
Down-on-her-luck puppeteer Annie takes refuge at Moonraker Cottage on Peregrine Island, planning to gather her thoughts over the long Maine winter in the remote home her mother left her. However, her plans are quickly upset by Theo Harp, bestselling horror author and owner of Harp House, the mansion that looms over Annie's cottage. After a dangerous
by John Scalzi
Haden's syndrome results from a virus that can, in 1% of the cases, "lock in" its victims, leaving them conscious and aware in a body that can no longer move or respond at all. In the 25 years since the virus first appeared, a culture has risen around these victims; these paralyzed people are now able to control robotic bodies remotely (called "threeps," after Star Wars' famous golden droid) and live productive lives.
Newly minted FBI agent Chris Shane is one of those affected by the disease. When his threep
by Raina Telgemeier
Raina Telgemeier (Smile) once again mines her family history with humor and compassion, for this graphic novel memoir that centers on a road trip.
Mom, Raina, and her two siblings, Amara and Will, pack up the family van, which they'll drive from California to Colorado for Raina's mother's family reunion. Daddy will fly out to meet them. When Raina points out that her mother doesn't get along with her siblings, Amara takes that as a cue to pick a fight with Raina. "Why did I ever ask for a sister?" Raina asks
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by Steve Almond
The struggle of a lifelong football fan to come to terms with the disturbing, unsavory aspects of the game he still loves.
by Martin Limon
U.S. Army CID agents George Sueño and Ernie Bascom investigate two unusual murders in this post-Korean War series.
by Nicola Davies, illus. by Emily Sutton
A fascinating introduction to the microscopic creatures that do big things--both good and bad, from a human perspective.
by Natalie Haynes
A grieving teacher and her troubled students in a modern-day Greek tragedy.
by Arnaldur Indridason, trans. by Victoria Cribb
Inspector Erlendur investigates the chilling mystery of a woman who vanished into an Icelandic blizzard 60 years ago.
by Brian A. Catlos
Realpolitik in the medieval Mediterranean.
by Scott Campbell
A charming picture book about a boy who's unabashedly affectionate--infectiously so.
by Emily Spivack
A meditative collection of short, accessible memoirs documenting the meaning of clothing.
by Michael Sims, editor
A thoughtfully arranged collection of ghost stories from the Victorian era.
Monday, August 25, 2014On NPR's Diane Rehm Show: Meryl Comer, author of Slow Dancing with a Stranger: Lost and Found in the Age of Alzheimer's (HarperOne, $26.99, 9780062130822).
Thursday, August 21, 2014On KCRW's Bookworm: Kevin Birmingham, author of The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses (Penguin Press, $29.95, 9781594203367).
Tuesday, August 19, 2014On Fresh Air: Dr. Sandeep Jauhar, author of Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $26, 9780374141394).
Monday, August 18, 2014On NPR's Diane Rehm Show: Alan Rabinowitz, author of An Indomitable Beast: The Remarkable Journey of the Jaguar (Island Press, $30, 9781597269964).
On Fresh Air: Stephan Eirik Clark, author of Sweetness #9: A Novel (Little, Brown, $26, 9780316278751).
Thursday, August 14, 2014On KCRW's Bookworm: part two of a two-part interview with William T. Vollmann, author of Last Stories and Other Stories (Viking, $36, 9780670015979).
On NPR's Diane Rehm Show: Hampton Sides, author of In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette (Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385535373).
On Fresh Air: the Knick medical advisor Dr. Stanley B. Burns, author of Stiffs, Skulls & Skeletons: Medical Photography and Symbolism (Schiffer Publishing, $75, 9780764347467).