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22 Seconds : A Women's Murder Club Novel.

22 Seconds : A Women's Murder Club Novel.

Patterson, James.
2022

There's buzz of a last-ditch shipment of drugs and weapons crossing the Mexican border ahead of new restrictive gun laws. Before SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer can act, her top informant tips her to a case that hits disturbingly close to home. Former cops. Professional hits. All with the same warning scrawled on their bodies: You talk, you die. Print run 350,000.

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Book Lovers

Book Lovers

Henry, Emily.
2022

When her little sister, Libby, begs for a sisters' trip, Nora Stpehens agrees to go to Sunshine Falls, North Carolina for the month of August. Instead of picnics in meadows, or run-ins with a handsome country doctor or bulging-forearmed bartender, Nora keeps bumping into Charlie Lastra, a bookish brooding editor. If Nora knows she's not an ideal heroine, Charlie knows he's nobody's hero, but as they are thrown together again and again, what they discover might just unravel the carefully crafted stories they've written about themselves.

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By the Book : A Meant to be Novel.

By the Book : A Meant to be Novel.

Guillory, Jasmine.
2022

When she overhears her publishing boss complaining about a beastly high-profile author who has failed to deliver his long-awaited manuscript, Isabelle sees an opportunity to prove her worth and finally get the recognition she deserves. Despite Beau Towers' standoffishness, Izzy needs Beau to deliver, and with her encouragement, his story begins to spill onto the page. They soon discover they have more in common than either of them expected, and as their deadline nears, Izzy and Beau begin to realize there may be something there that wasn't there before. Author of "While We Were Dating." Print run 35,000.

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Circus of wonders

Circus of wonders

Macneal, Elizabeth, 1988- author
2022

In 1860s England, circus mania is sweeping the nation. When Jasper Jupiter's Circus of Wonders pitches its tent in a poor coastal town, the life of one young girl changes forever. Sold to the ringmaster as a "leopard girl" because of the birthmarks that cover her body, Nell is utterly devastated. But as she grows close to the other performers, she finds herself enchanted by the glittering freedom of the circus, and by her own role as the Queen of the Moon and Stars. No longer the quiet flower-picker, Nell knows her own place in the world, and she will fight for it.

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The Hacienda : A Novel.

The Hacienda : A Novel.

Cañas, Isabel.
2022

During the overthrow of the Mexican government, Beatriz's father was executed and her home destroyed. When handsome Don Rodolfo Solórzano proposes, Beatriz ignores the rumours surrounding his first wife's sudden demise, choosing instead to seize the security that his estate in the countryside provides. She will have her own home again, no matter the cost. But Hacienda San Isidro is not the sanctuary she imagined. Beatriz only knows two things for certain: something is wrong with the hacienda. And no one there will help her.

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The Immortal King Rao : A Novel.

The Immortal King Rao : A Novel.

Vara, Vauhini.
2022

In a future in which the world is run by the Board of Corporations, King's daughter, Athena, reckons with his legacy - literally, for he has given her access to his memories, among other questionable gifts. With climate change raging, Athena has come to believe that saving the planet and its Shareholders will require a radical act of communion - and so she sets out to tell the truth to the world's Shareholders, in entrancing sensory detail - including his invention, under self-exile, of the most ambitious creation of his life - Athena herself. Print run 25,000.

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The Last Summer

The Last Summer

Swan, Karen
2022


The Lioness : A Novel.

The Lioness : A Novel.

Bohjalian, Chris.
2022

Tanzania, 1964. Katie Barstow, an A-list actress, decides to bring her Hollywood friends to the Serengeti. The wealthy Americans expect civilized adventure. What Katie and her glittering entourage do not expect is a kidnapping gone wrong as their guides bleed out in the dirt and a team of Russian mercenaries herding their hostages into Land Rovers, guns to their heads. As the powerful sun gives way to night, the gunmen shove them into abandoned huts and Katie prays for a simple thing: to see the sun rise one more time. Author of "The Flight Attendant." Print run 150,000.

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Love in Plain Sight

Love in Plain Sight

Fuller, Kathleen
2022


The murders at Fleat House

The murders at Fleat House

Riley, Lucinda, author
2022

The sudden death of a pupil in Fleat House at St Stephen's - a small private boarding school in deepest Norfolk - is a shocking event that the headmaster is very keen to call a tragic accident. As Detective Inspector Jazmine 'Jazz' Hunter begins to probe the circumstances surrounding Charlie Cavendish's tragic death, events are soon to take another troubling turn. A particularly grim discovery at the school makes this the most challenging murder investigation of Jazz's career. Author of the Seven Sisters series.

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Patience Is a Subtle Thief : A Novel.

Patience Is a Subtle Thief : A Novel.

Ishola-Ayodeji, Abi.
2022

Patience Adewale, the eldest daughter of Chief Kolade Adewale, has lived a sheltered life within the secure walls of the family's mansion in Ibadan. Patience wants to know why her father and uncle banished her mother from their compound years ago - and whether her mother is even alive. Determined to discover the truth, Patience reconnects with her cousin Kash, who, along with his friend Emeka, are petty thieves with an opportunity to make a big score. But unforeseen events lead to unexpected consequences - and demand a price from Patience that may be too steep to pay. Print run 40,000.

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A rip through time

A rip through time

Armstrong, Kelley, author.
2022

"May 20, 2019: Homicide detective Mallory is in Edinburgh to be with her dying grandmother. While out on a jog one evening, Mallory hears a woman in distress. She's drawn to an alley, where she is attacked and loses consciousness. May 20, 1869: Housemaid Catriona Thomson had been enjoying a half-day off, only to be discovered that night in a lane, where she'd been strangled and left for dead . . . exactly one-hundred-and-fifty years before Mallory was strangled in the same spot. When Mallory wakes up in Catriona's body in 1869, she must put aside her shock and adjust quickly to the reality: life as a housemaid to an undertaker in Victorian Scotland. She soon discovers that her boss, Dr. Gray, also moonlights as a medical examiner and has just taken on an intriguing case, the strangulation of a young man, similar to the attack on herself. Her only hope is that catching the murderer can lead her back to her modern life . . . before it's too late" -- provided by publisher

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Siren Queen

Siren Queen

Vo, Nghi.
2022

Luli Wei is beautiful, talented, and desperate to be a star. Coming of age in pre-Code Hollywood, she knows how dangerous the movie business is and how limited the roles are for a Chinese American girl from Hungarian Hill. For those who do survive to earn their fame, success comes with a steep price. Luli is willing to do whatever it takes - even if that means becoming the monster herself. Author of "The Chosen and the Beautiful." Print run 150,000.

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Sound of Darkness : A Krewe of Hunters Novel.

Sound of Darkness : A Krewe of Hunters Novel.

Graham, Heather.
2022

Women are being taken in Virginia, and FBI agent Mark Gallagher is determined to put a stop to it. Mark isn't thrilled when he's partnered with rookie agent Colleen Law, who has a talent of hearing the voices of the victims in her head. When Mark's prime suspect takes a liking to Colleen, he's surprisingly protective of his new partner, even as he admits her connection to the victims is key. But tense interrogations turn dangerously personal when someone close to Colleen goes missing, luring the agents deep into the shadows of wooded rural Virginia, where nobody can hear them scream. Print run 10,000.

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Sparring Partners

Sparring Partners

Grisham, John.
2022

Jake Brigance returns; a death row inmate makes an unusual final request; a dysfunctional legal family gets their day in court - but maybe not the way they envisioned it. These are just a few of the unforgettable characters readers will encounter in these three novellas. Print run 1,000.000.

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The Stardust Thief

The Stardust Thief

Abdullah, Chelsea.
2022

Inspired by stories from "One Thousand and One Nights," Loulie al-Nazari saves the life of a cowardly prince, she draws the attention of his powerful father, the sultan, who blackmails her into finding an ancient lamp that has the power to revive the barren land - at the cost of sacrificing all jinn. In a world where story is reality and illusion is truth, Loulie will discover that everything - her enemy, her magic, even her own past - is not what it seems, and she must decide who she will become in this new reality. Print run 30,000.

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Walk the Vanished Earth : A Novel.

Walk the Vanished Earth : A Novel.

Swan, Erin.
2022

1873: a buffalo hunter travels the Kansas plains, full of hope for his new country. 1975: a pregnant adolescent girl named Bea walks those very same plains. 2024: after a series of devastating storms, a tenacious engineer builds a floating city. 2073: Moon has come of age and must decide whether to continue her family line and repopulate humanity on a new planet. A sweeping family epic, told over seven generations as they explore the ancestry, legacy, motherhood, the trauma we inherit, and the power of connection in the face of our planet's imminent collapse. Print run 50,000.

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When Women Were Dragons : A Novel.

When Women Were Dragons : A Novel.

Barnhill, Kelly.
2022

Alex Green is a young girl in a world much like ours, except for its most seminal event: the Mass Dragoning of 1955, when hundreds of thousands of ordinary wives and mothers sprouted wings, scales, and talons; left a trail of fiery destruction in their path; and took to the skies. Forced into silence, Alex nevertheless must face the consequences of this astonishing event: a mother more protective than ever; an absentee father; the upsetting insistence that her aunt never even existed; and watching her beloved cousin Bea become dangerously obsessed with the forbidden. Author of "The Girl Who Drank the Moon." Print run 60,000.

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You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty : A Novel.

You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty : A Novel.

Emezi, Akwaeke.
2022

It's been five years since the accident that killed the love of her life and she's almost a new person now. Feyi isn't ready for anything serious, but a steamy encounter at a rooftop party cascades into a whirlwind summer she could have never imagined. This new life she asked for just got a lot more complicated, and Feyi must begin her search for real answers. Who is she ready to become? Can she release her past and honour her grief while still embracing her future? And, of course, there's the biggest question of all - how far is she willing to go for a second chance at love? Author of "Freshwater." Print run 150,000.

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