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August 26, 2016
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
by: Colson Whitehead
A slave girl heads toward freedom on the network, envisioned as actual tracks and tunnels.
by: Catherine Coulter
Two cases — one concerning an attempted poisoning in Washington and another about the hunt for a serial killer in Los Angeles — are the focus of Coulter’s 20th F.B.I. thriller.
TRULY MADLY GUILTY
by: Liane Moriarty
Tense turning points for three couples at a backyard barbecue gone wrong.
by: James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
While the president of the United States is in New York to meet with his Russian counterpart, Detective Michael Bennett must stop a team of assassins.
THREE SISTERS, THREE QUEENS
by: Philippa Gregory
The ties and conflicts among three royal women in the court of Henry VIII.
THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10
by: Ruth Ware
A travel writer on a cruise is certain she has heard a body thrown overboard, but no one believes her.
by: Debbie Macomber
The journeys of the characters at the Rose Harbor Inn come to a close in this last book of the series.
THE BLACK WIDOW
by: Daniel Silva
Gabriel Allon, the Israeli art restorer and spy, recruits a doctor from Jerusalem to help capture a secret ISIS terrorist in France.
ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE
by: Anthony Doerr
The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.
by: Emma Cline
In the summer of 1969, a California teenager is drawn to a Manson-like cult.
by: Kristin Hannah
Two sisters in World War II France: one struggling to survive in the countryside, the other joining the Resistance in Paris.
BEFORE THE FALL
by: Noah Hawley
After a private jet crashes, a firestorm of media madness ensues.
by: Susan Wiggs
After a tragedy destroys her life in Los Angeles, a woman returns to the Vermont farm where she grew up.
by: Blake Crouch
The hero of this countdown thriller exists in several alternate universes and must accomplish an impossible task.
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
by: B A Paris
The horror behind the apparently perfect life of British newlyweds.
by: Jacqueline Woodson
An adult novel by an award-winning children's book author centers on memories of growing up and the close friendship of four girls.
by: Stuart Woods and Parnell Hall
When the former rogue C.I.A. agent Teddy Fay, a master of disguise, takes the lead to help a powerful woman, her fate, and that of the nation, is in his hands.
END OF WATCH
by: Stephen King
The conclusion of the Bill Hodges trilogy.
by: Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Siblings in a dysfunctional New York family must grapple with a reduced inheritance.
by: Yaa Gyasi
This Ghanaian-American writer’s first novel traces the lives in West Africa and America of seven generations of the descendants of two half sisters.
August 26, 2016
by: J D Vance
A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of America's white working class through his own childhood in the Rust Belt.
WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR
by: Paul Kalanithi
A memoir by a physician who received a diagnosis of Stage IV lung cancer at the age of 36.
by: Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
The political strategist offers a game plan for how to defeat Hillary Clinton.
by: Dinesh D'Souza
The conservative author and pundit warns of disaster if Hillary Clinton is elected president.
CRISIS OF CHARACTER
by: Gary J Byrne with Grant M Schmidt
A former Secret Service officer claims to have witnessed scandalous behavior by the Clintons.
by: Glenn Beck
The author says progressive politicians gain power and control by exploiting Americans' fears.
HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION
by: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
The libretto of the award-winning musical, with backstage photos, a production history and interviews with the cast.
BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME
by: Ta-Nehisi Coates
A meditation on race in America.
by: Angela Duckworth
A psychologist says passion and perseverance are the keys to success.
by: Jeffrey Toobin
The story of Patty Hearst's kidnapping in 1974 by the Symbionese Liberation Army, her crimes and her trial.
THE MAKING OF DONALD TRUMP
by: David Cay Johnston
An in-depth look at the presidential nominee, drawing on decades of coverage.
by: James Andrew Miller
The history of the Creative Artists Agency and its role in Hollywood and popular culture over the past 50 years.
by: Nancy Isenberg
The role of the white poor in American history.
by: Rabia Chaudry
A friend of Adnan Syed, whose murder case was the focus of the popular podcast “Serial,” maintains his innocence.
by: Phil Knight
A memoir by the founder of Nike.
BILL O'REILLY'S LEGENDS AND LIES: THE PATRIOTS
by: David Fisher
Stories of the American Revolution; a companion volume to the Fox News series.
by: Sebastian Junger
How modern society’s loss of the sense of belonging — now achieved mostly in the military and in disasters — has led to income inequality, incivility and mental disorders like PTSD.
by: Atul Gawande
The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life and how they can do better.
by: John Dickerson
Stories from more than 200 years of presidential campaign history, by the "Face the Nation" moderator.
by: Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
A history of the popular and influential sitcom, which ran from 1989 to 1998.