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New Releases for October 2020
Book Of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult
Dawn Edelstein survives a plane crash, but the event raises doubts about her path in life. She has led a good life. But now, it seems that fate is offering her second chances. After the crash landing, the airline offers transportation to wherever they want to go. The obvious destination is to fly home, but she could take another path: return to the archaeological site she left years before, reconnect with Wyatt and their unresolved history, and maybe even complete her research on The Book of Two Ways–the first known map of the afterlife. As the story unfolds, Dawn’s two possible futures unspool side by side, as do the secrets and doubts long buried with them.
The Evening and The Morning by Ken Follett
It is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages. England is facing attacks from the Welsh in the west and the Vikings in the east. Without a clear rule of law, chaos reigns. In these turbulent times, three characters find their lives intertwined and each in turn comes into dangerous conflict with a clever and ruthless bishop who will do anything to increase his wealth and power. Thirty years ago, Ken Follett published his most popular novel, The Pillars of the Earth. Now, Follett’s masterful new prequel The Evening and the Morning takes us on an epic journey into a historical past rich with ambition and rivalry, death and birth, love and hate, that will end where The Pillars of the Earth begins.
The Lying Life Of Adults by Elena Ferrante
Giovanna is searching for her reflection in two kindred cities: Naples of the heights, a place with a mask of refinement, and Naples of the depths, a place of excess and vulgarity. She searches for the truth, but neither city seems to offer answers or escape. A gripping, highly addictive, and totally unforgettable Neapolitan story about the transition from childhood to adolescence to adulthood.
One By One by Ruth Ware
Getting snowed in at a luxurious, rustic ski chalet high in the French Alps doesn’t sound like the worst problem in the world. Especially when there’s a breathtaking vista, a full-service chef and housekeeper, a cozy fire to keep you warm, and others to keep you company. Unless that company happens to be eight coworkers…each with something to gain, something to lose, and something to hide. When the cofounder of Snoop, a trendy London-based tech startup, organizes a weeklong trip for the team in the French Alps, it starts out as a corporate retreat like any other but as soon as one shareholder upends the agenda by pushing a lucrative but contentious buyout offer, tensions simmer and loyalties are tested. The storm brewing inside the chalet is no match for the one outside, however, and a devastating avalanche leaves the group cut off from all access to the outside world. Even worse, one Snooper hadn’t made it back from the slopes when the avalanche hit. As each hour passes without any sign of rescue, panic mounts, the chalet grows colder, and the group dwindles further…one by one.
Shadows In Death by J. D. Robb
While Lt. Eve Dallas examines a fresh body in Washington Square Park, her husband, Roarke, spots a man among the onlookers he’s known since his younger days on the streets of Dublin. Eve suspects that the victim’s spouse–resentful over his wife’s affair and poised to inherit her fortune–would have paid an assassin to do his dirty work. Roarke warns her that if Lorcan Cobbe is the hitman, she needs to be careful. Together, they’re determined to find Cobbe before he finds them–even if it takes them across the Atlantic, far outside Eve’s usual jurisdiction…
The Return by Nicholas Sparks
Trevor Benson never intended to move back to New Bern, North Carolina. But when a mortar blast outside the hospital where he worked sent him home from Afghanistan with devastating injuries, the dilapidated cabin he’d inherited from his grandfather seemed as good a place to regroup as any. Tending to his grandfather’s beloved beehives, Trevor isn’t prepared to fall in love with a local deputy sheriff Natalie Masterson. But even as she seems to reciprocate his feelings, she remains frustratingly distant, making Trevor wonder what she’s hiding. Further complicating his stay in New Bern is the presence of a sullen teenage girl, Callie, who lives in the trailer park down the road. In his quest to unravel Natalie and Callie’s secrets, Trevor will learn the true meaning of love and forgiveness . . . and that in life, to move forward, we must often return to the place where it all began.