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The Dark Angel: A Ruth Galloway Mystery

Elly Griffiths

When archaeologist Angelo Morelli asks for Ruth Galloway's help identifying bones found in the tiny Italian town of Fontana Liri, she jumps at the chance to go. Upon arriving, she begins to hear murmurs of Fontana Liri's strong resistance movement during World War II and senses the townspeople are dancing around a deeply buried secret. Ruth is thrown off guard when her former lover, DCI Nelson, appears. And when Ruth's findings lead them to a modern-day murder, they race to find out what darkness is lurking in this seemingly picturesque town. Another must-read mystery from the author of The Chalk Pit (2017).

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Paper Ghosts: A Novel of Suspense

Julia Heaberlin

Carl Louis Feldman is a documentary photographer who was once acquitted of murder. He may or may not have dementia--and may or may not be a serial killer. A young woman shows up at his halfway house claiming to be his long-lost daughter. He doesn't believe her. He claims no memory of murdering girls across Texas, in a string of places where he shot eerie pictures. She doesn't believe him. Determined to find out the truth about her murdered sister, she proposes a road trip, just the two of them, to examine cold cases linked to his haunting photographs. Is he a liar? Or is she? A gripping thriller from the author of Black-Eyed Susans (2015).

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There Are No Grown-Ups: A Mid-Life Coming of Age Memoir

Pamela Druckerman

She’s not sure how they knew, but after author Pamela Druckerman turned 40, waiters in Paris started calling her madame. No longer able to pass as a mademoiselle, Druckerman (who lives in Paris with her family and wrote the bestseller Bringing Up Bébé, 2012) kicks off a midlife rumination on the generation gap between her and her parents, the nature of wisdom (and whether she has any), the 11-shaped wrinkle between her eyebrows, and the way French women seem more chic as they age than American women. Druckerman’s voice—self-deprecating but also keenly observant—will remind readers of the late Nora Ephron. (Booklist Reviews)

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Ruthless Tide: The Tragic Epic of the Johnstown Flood, America's Astonishing Gilded Age Disaster

Al Roker

May 31, 1889. After a relentless rainstorm, the Little Conemaugh River threatened to breach the South Fork Dam in central Pennsylvania. At 3:10 p.m., the dam gave way, releasing 20 million tons of water. Traveling downsteam at 40 miles an hour, with swells as high as 60 feet, the floodwaters razed the mill town of Johnstown in minutes, killing more than 2,200 people and causing $17 million in damage. NBC’s Today Show weatherman and bestselling author Al Roker (The Storm of the Century, 2015) follows a compelling cast of characters whose lives converged on that fateful day, including engineer John Parke, robber baron Henry Clay Frick, and American Red Cross founder, Clara Barton.

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That Kind of Mother

Rumaan Alam

Struggling to juggle the demands of motherhood, Rebecca Stone, a Washington diplomat's wife, asks her lactation consultant, Priscilla, to be her son's nanny. When Priscilla unexpectedly dies in childbirth, Rebecca steps forward to adopt her baby. But she is unprepared for what it means to be a white mother with a black son. As she soon learns, navigating motherhood for her is a matter of learning how to raise two children whom she loves with equal ferocity, but whom the world is determined to treat differently. A finely crafted novel from the author of Rich and Pretty (2016).

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