What We're Reading
Marilynne Robinson, one of the greatest novelists of our time, returns to the town of Gilead in an unforgettable story of a girlhood lived on the fringes of society in fear, awe, and wonder. Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, steps inside a small-town Iowa church--the only available shelter from the rain--and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape her life. She becomes the wife of a minister, John Ames, and begins a new existence while trying to make sense of the life that preceded her newfound security.
Make it ahead
For the first time, trusted and beloved cookbook author Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, answers the number one question she receives from cooks: Can I make it ahead? If you've ever found yourself stuck in front of the stove at your own party, scrambling to get everything to the table at just the right moment, Ina is here to let you in on her secrets!
Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble, that it's been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and he still loves her - but that almost seems beside the point now. Two days before they're supposed to visit Neal's family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells him that she can't go. She's a TV writer, and something's come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her - he is always a little upset with her - but she doesn't expect to him to pack up the kids and go home without her. When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she's finally done it.
The Children Act
A British High court judge, ruling on a series of highly charged cases, finds herself increasingly distant from her husband and emotionally isolated. One case will have lasting personal ramifications, and will leave the reader reflecting on the human costs associated with professional, and personal, detachment. McEwan's clean, spare prose elevates this powerful, timely and cautionary tale.
Mac Barnett's & Jon Klassen's
Sam & Dave Dig A Hole
With perfect pacing, a New York Times-bestselling team digs down for a deadpan tale full of visual humor. Sam and Dave are on a mission to find something spectacular. So they dig a hole. And they keep digging. And they find . . . nothing. Yet the day turns out to be pretty spectacular after all.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles returns with his most eagerly anticipated novel yet and his first in five years--Natchez Burning--the first installment in an epic trilogy that interweaves crimes, lies, and secrets past and present in a mesmerizing thriller featuring Southern lawyer and former prosecutor Penn Cage.
Ann M. Martin's
In her most powerful novel yet, the Newbery Honor-winning author of "A Cornerof the Universe" tells the story of girl with mental/emotional challenges andthe dog she loves.
With his trademark brilliant wit and heart-stopping emotional honesty, the Printz Medal-winning author of The Fault in Our Stars and Looking for Alaska, John Green, writes about a teenage girl who has mysteriously vanished, and the boy who looks for her by following the clues she has left behind just for him.