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Thursday, September 26, 2013

We're Excited:  The Penguins are Here 

Just yesterday, OverDrive, our eBook distributor, announced that Penguin Publishing Group again is making their eBooks available to OverDrive libraries.  Look over a few of our new Penguin titles!

Note:  Most Penguin titles are available in EPUB and OverDrive READ format.  To see what this means to you, please read this.

We're committed to giving you the eBooks you want.  We welcome your comments.

The Husband's SecretThe Husband's Secret
By Moriarty, Liane
2013-07 - Amy Einhorn Books
9780399159343 Check Our Catalog

Australian author Moriarty, in her fifth novel (after The Hypnotist's Love Story), puts three women in an impossible situation and doesn't cut them any slack. …More
W Is for WastedW Is for Wasted
By Grafton, Sue
2013-09 - G.P. Putnam's Sons a Member of Penguin Group
9780399158988 Check Our Catalog

Kinsey Millhone finds yet another way to be connected to a sudden death: as the victim's executor and sole heir. …More
The Final CutThe Final Cut
By Coulter, Catherine
Author Ellison, J. T.
2013-09 - G. P. Putnam's Sons
9780399164736 Check Our Catalog

From Catherine Coulter, the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of the FBI Thriller series, and J.T. Ellison, bestselling author and ITW Award winner, comes the first book in a brilliant new international thriller series featuring the new hero: American-born, UK-raised Nicholas Drummond. …More
The Mayan SecretsThe Mayan Secrets
By Cussler, Clive
Author Perry, Thomas
2013-09 - Putnam Adult
9780399162497 Check Our Catalog

Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are in Mexico, when they come upon a remarkable discovery--the skeleton of a man clutching an ancient sealed pot, and within the pot, a Mayan book, larger than anyone has ever seen. The book contains astonishing information about the Mayans, about their cities, and about mankind itself. The secrets are so powerful that some people would do anything to possess them--as the Fargos are about to find out. Before their adventure is done, many men and women will die for that book--and Sam and Remi may just be among them. …More
Doing Hard TimeDoing Hard Time
By Woods, Stuart
2013-10 - Putnam Adult
9780399164149 Check Our Catalog

The riveting new Stone Barrington novel from New York Times–bestselling author Stuart Woods.

When Stone Barrington embarks on a trip to Bel-Air to check in on some business and personal concerns, he expects a relaxing break from the fast pace and mean streets of New York.  But trouble never takes a vacation, and it has a way of finding Stone.  A case that had seemingly been resolved has returned in full force—with lethal results.  And this deadly situation makes for strange bedfellows when Stone finds himself teamed with the least likely ally . . . a gentleman of unique abilities, who can fly below the radar and above the law. 

Available October 8, 2013.…More
Bleeding EdgeBleeding Edge
By Pynchon, Thomas
2013-09 - Penguin Press
9781594204234 Check Our Catalog

Pynchon makes a much-anticipated return, and it's trademark stuff: a blend of existential angst, goofy humor and broad-sweeping bad vibes. …More
The Kill ListThe Kill List
By Forsyth, Frederick
2013-08 - G. P. Putnam's Sons
9780399165276 Check Our Catalog

An extraordinary cutting-edge suspense novel from the master of international intrigue and #1 New York Times-bestselling author. …More
Robert B. Parker's Damned If You DoRobert B. Parker's Damned If You Do
By Brandman, Michael
2013-09 - G. P. Putnam's Sons
9780399159503 Check Our Catalog

The woman on the bed was barely out of her teens. She wasn't exactly beautiful, but she'd tried to make the most of her looks. And now, alone in a seedy beachfront motel, she was dead. Paradise Police Chief Jesse Stone doesn't know her name. Whoever she is, she didn't deserve to die. Jesse starts digging, only to find himself caught in the crosshairs of a bitter turf war between two ruthless pimps. And more blood will spill before it's over. …More
Storm FrontStorm Front
By Sandford, John
2013-10 - Putnam Adult
9780399159305 Check Our Catalog

From Publishers Weekly

Starred Review. Thriller Award–winner Sandford ventures into Da Vinci Code territory in his clever, quirky seventh Virgil Flowers novel (after 2012's Mad River).
When an archeological dig in Israel turns up a stele—an inscribed piece of stone—with the potential to shake the roots of Biblical faith, Elijah Jones, a college professor who fears he's dying, steals the precious artifact and flees home to Mankuto, Minn.
Virgil, a Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Investigation agent, at first simply attempts to recover the stolen object, but soon finds himself trying to outwit mercenary Turks as well as agents of the Mossad, Hezbollah, and Texas gazillionares, all of whom want the artifact for their own purposes.
Thankless in DeathThankless in Death
By Robb, J. D.
2013-09 - G. P. Putnam's Sons
9780399164422 Check Our Catalog

In the latest suspense thriller in the #1 "New York Times" bestselling series, the year 2060 is drawing to a close in New York City and loved ones are coming together for Thanksgiving. But sometimes the deepest hatreds seethe within the closest relationships, and blood flows faster than water. …More
Who Asked You?Who Asked You?
By McMillan, Terry
2013-09 - Viking Books
9780670785698 Check Our Catalog

Who Asked You? opens as Trinetta leaves her two young sons with her mother, Betty Jean, and promptly disappears. BJ, a trademark McMillan heroine, already has her hands full dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband, and her own postponed dreams--all while holding down a job delivering room service at a hotel. Her son Dexter is about to be paroled from prison; Quentin, the family success, can't be bothered to lend a hand; and taking care of two lively grandsons is the last thing BJ thinks she needs. …More
The Good Lord BirdThe Good Lord Bird
By McBride, James
2013-08 - Riverhead Books
9781594486340 Check Our Catalog

From the bestselling author of "The Color of Water" and "Song Yet Sung" comes the story of a young boy born a slave who joins John Brown's antislavery crusade--and who must pass as a girl to survive.…More
Mirror, MirrorMirror, Mirror
By Robb, J. D.
Author Blayney, Mary
Author Fox, Elaine
2013-09 - Jove Books
9780515154078 Check Our Catalog

From Publishers Weekly

Returning novella contributors Robb, Blayney, McComas, and Ryan (The Unquiet) are joined by newcomer Fox in this interesting collection of fairy-tale–inspired stories of romance and intrigue. Robb's Eve Dallas must track down a pair of missing twins in a Hansel and Gretel police procedural, Taken in Death. Blayney's wish-granting coin entwines a pair of lonely adventure seekers in romance beyond their lives as a servant and a sergeant in her charming 1816 fantasy, If Wishes Were Horses, which gives a nod to Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Fox introduces a charming ghostly television reporter to the woman who buys his haunted house in Beauty, Sleeping, a clever, turned-on-its-head version of Sleeping Beauty. McComas's phenomenal modern retelling of The Little Match Girl gives a too-generous activist and the cop who thinks he's too old for her a chance at love in The Christmas Comet. In Ryan's Cinderella tale, Stroke of Midnight, a teacher travels to her father's hometown in Ireland, falls in love, and nearly lets her wicked stepmother ruin everything before an improbable conclusion. Though varying dramatically in approaches to the theme, each novella successfully captures the spirit of magic and happy endings. (Oct.)…More
And the Mountains EchoedAnd the Mountains Echoed
By Hosseini, Khaled
2013-05 - Riverhead Books
9781594631764 Check Our Catalog

Hosseini, the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Kite Runner" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns," has written a new novel about how people love, how they take care of one another, and how choices resonate through generations. From Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos--the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page. …More
A Hundred SummersA Hundred Summers
By Williams, Beatriz
2013-05 - Putnam Adult
9780399162169 Check Our Catalog

Memorial Day, 1938: New York socialite Lily Dane has just returned with her family to the idyllic oceanfront community of Seaview. But an unwelcome specter from Lily's past also appears: her former best friend and her former fianc, now recently married. …More
The Sound of Things FallingThe Sound of Things Falling
By Vasquez, Juan Gabriel
Translator McLean, Anne
2013-08 - Riverhead Books
9781594487484 Check Our Catalog

* One of NPR’s 6 Best Books of the Summer
Esquire recommends The Sound of Things Falling if you read only one book this month

A U.S. release of an award-winning novel by the author of The Informers finds Bogotá resident Antonio Yammara reflecting on a mid-20th-century uprising between Pablo Escobar's drug cartel and government forces that trapped Pablo's community in a nightmarish existence and culminated in a friend's murder.

The Silent WifeThe Silent Wife
By Harrison, A. S. a.
2013-06 - Penguin Books
9780143123231 Check Our Catalog

A chilling psychological thriller about a marriage, a way of life, and how far one woman will go to keep what is rightfully hers. Told in alternating voices, Harrison's novel is expertly plotted and reminiscent of "Gone Girl" and "These Things Hidden." …More
The Signature of All ThingsThe Signature of All Things
By Gilbert, Elizabeth
2013-10 - Viking Books
9780670024858 Check Our Catalog

A glorious, sweeping novel of desire, ambition, and the thirst for knowledge, from the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of "Eat, Pray, Love" and "Committed". …More
Mrs. Lincoln's DressmakerMrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
By Chiaverini, Jennifer
2013-01 - Dutton Books
9780525953616 Check Our Catalog

"New York Times"-bestselling author Chiaverini illuminates the extraordinary friendship between Mary Todd Lincoln and Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley, a former slave who won her freedom by the skill of her needle, and the friendship of the First Lady by her devotion. …More
Me Before YouMe Before You
By Moyes, Jojo
2012-12 - Pamela Dorman Books
9780670026609 Check Our CatalogBookPage Notable Title

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life--steady boyfriend, close family--who has never been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for a former athlete and adventurer who is wheelchair bound after a motorcycle accident. Soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. …More
Six YearsSix Years
By Coben, Harlan
2013-03 - Dutton Books
9780525953487 Check Our Catalog

Coben, the master of domestic suspense, returns with a standalone thriller--in the vein of #1 bestsellers "Hold Tight," "Caught," and "Stay Close"--that explores the depth and passion of a lost love, and the secrets and lies at its heart. …More
We Are All Completely Beside OurselvesWe Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
By Fowler, Karen Joy
2013-05 - Marian Wood Book
9780399162091 Check Our Catalog

From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Jane Austen Book Club," the story of an American family, ordinary in every way but one--their close family relative was a chimpanzee. …More
Threat VectorThreat Vector
By Clancy, Tom
With Greaney, Mark
2012-12 - Putnam Adult
9780399160455 Check Our Catalog

Mega-selling author Clancy is back and the stakes have never been higher. Jack Ryan has only just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat. An aborted coup in the People's Republic of China has left the country no choice but to plan an invasion of Taiwan. The Ryan administration is determined to thwart China's ambitions, but the stakes are dangerously high. …More
Fall of GiantsFall of Giants
By Follett, Ken
2012-09 - Signet Book
9780451232854 Check Our Catalog

The first novel in The Century Trilogy follows the fates of five interrelated familiesNAmerican, German, Russian, English, and WelshNas they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage. …More
Touch & GoTouch & Go
By Gardner, Lisa
2013-02 - Dutton Books
9780525953074 Check Our Catalog

Bestseller Gardner, author of "Catch Me" and "Love You More," returns with a heart-thumping thriller about what lurks behind the facade of a perfect family. A family appears to have been abducted, with only a pile of their most personal possessions remaining behind. …More

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