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Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
This autobiographical collection of essays amusingly recounts memorable moments throughout the author’s life, from her upbringing to her Hollywood stardom. Expanding upon the witty and ironic dispatches for which she is known, the essays offer her one-of-a-kind commentary on the absurdities she's experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture.

Spare by Prince Harry
It was one of the most searing images of the 20th century: two young princes walking behind their mother's coffin as the world watched in sorrow and horror. As Diana, Princess of Wales, was laid to rest, billions wondered what the princes must be thinking and feeling, and how their lives would play out from that point on. For Harry, this is that story at last. With its raw, unflinching honesty, Prince Harry shares a landmark publication full of insight, revelation, self-examination, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief.

Without a Trace by Danielle Steel
After surviving a car accident off the Normandy coast, Charles Vincent, trapped in a loveless marriage, meets Aude Saint-Martin with whom he forms an instant connection as she nurses him back to health and decides, in a split second, to fight for a chance at happiness – whatever the cost.

Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders by Neil Gaiman
This collection of short stories includes a mysterious circus that terrifies an audience for one extraordinary performance before disappearing into the night, taking one of the spectators along with it. In another short story set in a strangely altered Victorian England, the great detective Sherlock Holmes must solve a most unsettling royal murder. These collections of short stories showcase Gaiman's storytelling brilliance as well as his dark sense of humor.

The Collectors by David Baldacci
A member of the Supreme Court Justice is assassinated in a terrifyingly precise execution in the heart of Washington, D.C. In a quieter corner of the nation’s capital – the rare book room of the Library of Congress – a reclusive, wealthy scholar drops dead under mysterious circumstances that leave no clues. All the while, Oliver Stone and his quirky Camel Club stand by and observe as the genius of their collective perspective begins to connect the dots between these seemingly disparate events; they realize they must act and act quickly before their country falls victim to a silent yet bloody coup.

The Closers by Michael Connelly
Detective Harry Bosch returns to the LAPD with the sole mission of closing unsolved cases. The murder of a 16-year-old girl in 1988 is his first file. A DNA match reignites the case, and it turns out to be anything but cold. The ripples from this death have destroyed at least two other lives, and everywhere he probes, Bosch finds hot grief, hot rage, and a bottomless well of betrayal and malice.

Agatha Raisin and the Busy Body by M.C. Beaton
Agatha Raisin has always been ambivalent about holiday cheer, but her cozy little village of Carsely has long prided itself on its Christmas festivities. But this year Mr. John Sunday, an officer with the Health and Safety Board, has ruled that the traditional tree on top of the church is a public menace. Agatha’s detective agency is on the case, but when a man has made as many enemies as John Sunday, it’s hard to know where to start.

Run, Rose, Run by James Patterson
A singer on the rise is also on the run from the hard life behind her. Nashville is where she has come to claim her destiny. It's also where the darkness that she fled might find her. If it does, it will destroy her. From America's most beloved superstar and #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a thriller about a young singer-songwriter on the rise – and on the run – and determined to do whatever it takes to survive.

Mary Mary by James Patterson
While on vacation with his family, FBI Agent Alex Cross receives a call informing him that an actress in Beverly Hills has been murdered. Shortly after the first call, Alex receives another, this time it is a New York Times editor saying that they have just received an e-mail with vivid descriptions of the recent murder. Alex knows that this was not an isolated murder, and believes it sounds like the work of the one and only killer, Mary Smith.

Freedom by Sebastian Junger
Throughout history, humans have been driven by the quest for two cherished ideals: community and freedom. The two don't coexist easily; we value individuality and self-reliance yet are utterly dependent on community for our most basic needs. In this intricately crafted and thought-provoking audiobook, the author examines this tension that lies at the heart of what it means to be human.

The Keep by Jennifer Egan
Two cousins who were devastated by a childhood prank reunite 20 years later to renovate a castle in Eastern Europe. The fortress has a bloody history that stretches back hundreds of years. Amid extreme paranoia, the men reenact the signal event of their youth, with even more catastrophic results. And as the full horror of their predicament unfolds, a third party – a prisoner, jailed for an unnamed crime –recounts an unforgettable story that brings the crimes of the past and present into stunning alignment.

Audience: Seniors Adult
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