Just In – February 2018

Anatomy of a Scandal / Sarah Vaughan

Desperate to clear the name of her loving and charismatic husband in the wake of scandalous accusations, Sophie clashes with a determined prosecution lawyer, Kate, who resolves to uncover the truth and bring Sophie’s husband to justice.

Amanda Wakes Up / Alisyn Camerota

When Amanda Gallo, fresh from the backwater of local TV, lands the job of her dreams at FAIR News–the coveted morning anchor slot–she’s finally made it: a six-figure salary, wardrobe allowance, plenty of on-air face time, and a chance to realize her dreams, not to mention buy herself lunch. But she finds her journalistic ideals shredded as she struggles to keep up with the issues in a ratings-crazed madhouse. Amanda must decide what she’s willing to give up to get ahead–and what she needs to hold on to to save herself.

Happiness: the crooked little road to semi-ever after: a memoir / Heather Harpham

A California girl with wanderlust whose relationship with a homebody writer was significantly compromised by an unplanned pregnancy describes how their baby’s serious health disorder prompted the couple to reevaluate their views of family.

The Locals: a novel / Jonathan Dee

A rural, working-class town in New England elects as its mayor a New York hedge fund millionaire who slowly transforms the community in his image, triggering unexpected changes in the life of a financially strapped contractor and his extended family.

The Awkward Age / Francesca Segal

Julia Alden has fallen deeply, unexpectedly in love. American obstetrician James is everything she didn’t know she wanted–if only her teenage daughter, Gwen, didn’t hate him so much. Uniting two households is never easy, but when Gwen turns for comfort to James’s seventeen-year-old son, Nathan, the consequences will test her mother’s loyalty and threaten all their fragile new happiness.

Goodbye, Vitamin: a novel / Rachel Khong

Struggling with disillusionment after a broken engagement, Ruth moves back home with her parents to discover that her father’s erratic memory loss and her mother’s eccentricity are manifesting in near-comical ways that help Ruth transform her grief.

Grace: a novel / Paul Lynch

Early one October morning, Grace‘s mother snatches her from sleep and brutally cuts off her hair, declaring, “You are the strong one now.” With winter close at hand and Ireland already suffering, Grace is no longer safe at home. And so her mother outfits her in men’s clothing and casts her out. When her younger brother Colly follows after her, the two set off on a remarkable odyssey in the looming shadow of their country’s darkest hour.

The Party / Elizabeth Day

Martin Gilmour is an outsider. When he wins a scholarship to Burtonbury School, he doesn’t wear the right clothes or speak with the right kind of accent. But then he meets the dazzling, popular and wealthy Ben Fitzmaurice, and gains admission to an exclusive world. Soon Martin is enjoying tennis parties and Easter egg hunts at the Fitzmaurice family’s estate, as Ben becomes the brother he never had. But Martin has a secret. He knows something about Ben, something he will never tell. It is a secret that will bind the two of them together for the best part of 25 years. At Ben’s 40th birthday party, the great and the good of British society are gathering to celebrate in a haze of champagne, drugs and glamour. There is disquiet in the air. But Ben wouldn’t do anything to damage their friendship. Would he?

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