New Books (Fiction & Non-Fiction) for Adults - May 2020

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Bakerita : 100+ no-fuss gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free recipes for the modern baker

Bakerita : 100+ no-fuss gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free recipes for the modern baker

Conners, Rachel, author
2020

As interest in gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free foods continues to grow in popularity, there are remarkably few books available focused just on desserts, and even fewer with recipes that even beginner bakers can make at home. That's where "Bakerita" comes in, offering recipes for everything from breakfast treats like Lavender-Lemon Raspberry Scones, pies and tarts such as Chocolate Mousse Pie, cakes including Mocha Chip Cheesecake, and updated all-time favourites like chocolate chip cookies, all made without any hard-to-find ingredients.

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The brightest of dreams

The brightest of dreams

Mason, Susan Anne, author
2020

"In 1919, determined to keep his family together, Quinten travels to Canada to find his siblings and track down his employer's niece who ran off with a Canadian soldier. When Quinten rescues her from a bad situation, Julia is compelled to repay him by helping him find his sister"-- Provided by publisher.

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British murder

British murder

Meier, Leslie, author
2020

English tea murder: A trip to England, sponsored by Winchester College, sounds practically perfect to Lucy Stone--until the tour leader suffers a fatal asthma attack mid-flight. Lucy suspects some very unnatural causes, but luckily, she packed her sleuthing skills. Between stops for afternoon tea, visits to historic sites, and catching up with an old flame, she's ensnared in a daring scheme. But will it lead her to a criminal mastermind--or ensure that she's the next victim?

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A conspiracy of bones

A conspiracy of bones

Reichs, Kathy, author
2020

Anthropologist Temperance Brennan must use all her tradecraft to discover the identity of a faceless corpse, its connection to a decade-old missing child case, and why the dead man had her cellphone number.

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Cross her heart

Cross her heart

Leigh, Melinda, author
2020

For more than twenty-five years, Philadelphia homicide detective Bree Taggert has tucked away the nightmarish childhood memories of her parents' murder-suicide - until her younger sister, Erin, is killed in a crime that echoes that tragic night. There's just one chilling difference. Erin's husband, Justin, has vanished. Bree vows to uncover the secrets of her sister's life and death, as she promised Erin's children. But as her investigation unfolds, the danger hits close to home.

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Designing your work life : how to thrive and change and find happiness at work

Designing your work life : how to thrive and change and find happiness at work

Burnett, William (Consulting professor of design), author
2020

Designing Your Work Life teaches readers how to create the job they want—without necessarily leaving the job they already have. Increasingly, it’s up to workers to define their own happiness and success in this ever-moving landscape,” they write, and chapter by chapter, they demonstrate how to build positive change, wherever you are in your career. Whether you want to stay in your job and make it a more meaningful experience, or if you decide it’s time to move on, Evans and Burnett show you how to visualize and build a work-life that is productive, engaged, meaningful, and more fun.

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Fix your period : six weeks to banish bloating, conquer cramps, manage moodiness, and ignite lasting hormone balance

Fix your period : six weeks to banish bloating, conquer cramps, manage moodiness, and ignite lasting hormone balance

Jardim, Nicole, author
2020

A life-changing step-by-step natural protocol to ignite lasting hormone balance and improve everything from PMS, period pain, and heavy periods to irregular cycles and missing periods, from Nicole Jardim, co-host of the podcast The Period Party. Jardim explains, periods aren't a nuisance, they're information. When you learn to decode your period (or lack thereof), you'll be able to recognize the underlying hormone imbalances causing your period problems and know how to fix them naturally with Jardim's proven six-week protocol to resolve even the most challenging hormone imbalances and menstruation issues.

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The good killer

The good killer

Dolan, Harry, author
2020


Hero maker : 12 weeks to superhero fit : a Hollywood trainer's real guide to getting the body you've always wanted

Hero maker : 12 weeks to superhero fit : a Hollywood trainer's real guide to getting the body you've always wanted

Gaver, Duffy, author
2020

Former Marine sniper and ex-navy Seal, Duffy Gaver is a master trainer to the stars, he has transformed the bodies of actors such as Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Scarlett Johanson, Brad Pitt and many others. In this book, Duffy shares the knowledge and motivational sit-downs that get his stars to take hold of their own bodies. He will tell you what you need to do to look super heroic, and he will show you how you too can do this if you put yourself to the task. Inside, you will also find some of his game-changing workouts to help get you there.

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Hit list

Hit list

Woods, Stuart, author
2020

Stone Barrington finds himself in some very hot water in the heart-stopping new adventure.

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The honey-don't list

The honey-don't list

Lauren, Christina, author
2020

"Carey Duncan has worked for home remodeling and design gurus Melissa and Rusty Tripp for nearly a decade. A country girl at heart, Carey started in their first store at sixteen, and--more than anyone would suspect--has helped them build an empire. With a new show and a book about to launch, the Tripps are on the verge of superstardom. There's only one problem: America's favorite couple can't stand each other. James McCann, MIT graduate and engineering genius, was originally hired as a structural engineer, but the job isn't all he thought it'd be. The last straw? Both he and Carey must go on book tour with the Tripps and keep the wheels from falling off the proverbial bus. Unfortunately, neither of them is in any position to quit. Carey needs health insurance, and James has been promised the role of a lifetime if he can just keep the couple on track for a few more weeks. While road-tripping with the Tripps up the West Coast, Carey and James vow to work together to keep their bosses' secrets hidden, and their own jobs secure. But if they stop playing along--and start playing for keeps--they may have the chance to build something beautiful together..."-- Provided by publisher.

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The house of Kennedy

The house of Kennedy

Patterson, James, 1947- author
2020

Across decades and generations, the Kennedys have occupied a unique place in the American imagination: charmed, cursed, at once familiar and unknowable. This is a revealing, fascinating account of America's most storied family, as told by America's most trusted storyteller.

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Isaiah's legacy

Isaiah's legacy

Andrews, Mesu, 1963- author
2020


The last odyssey : a thriller

The last odyssey : a thriller

Rollins, James, 1961- author
2020

In the frozen tundra of Greenland, a group of modern-day climatologists and archaeologists stumble on a shocking find: a medieval ship buried a half mile below the ice. The ship’s hold contains a collection of even older artifacts - tools of war - dating back to the Bronze Age. When word spreads of the cache of miraculous weapons - tensions explode in this volatile region. Whoever possesses them can use their awesome power to control the future of humanity. Now, Sigma Force must go where humans fear to tread. To prevent a tyrant from igniting a global war, they must cross the very gates of Hell.

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Magnolia table : a collection of recipes for gathering. Volume 2

Magnolia table : a collection of recipes for gathering. Volume 2

Gaines, Joanna, 1978-, author
2020

Following the launch of “Magnolia Table,” Joanna Gaines gained a deeper commitment to the value of food being shared. This insight inspired Joanna to get back in the kitchen and start from scratch. This volume is filled with 145 new recipes from her own home, from the Gaines’ restaurant, and a new coffee shop, Magnolia Press.

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The making it guide to crafting

The making it guide to crafting

Welker, Liz, author
2020

With the all-star duo of Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman leading the way with puns, advice, and good vibes, this well-rounded crafting guide will offer in-depth looks at some of the best DIY crafts that were featured on the show Making It. Introductions to woodworking, fiber arts, paper crafts, and more will enable readers to experiment and customize their own creations at home. And the projects are accessible to all skill levels, so you can get just as crafty as the Makers did.

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More myself : a journey

More myself : a journey

Keys, Alicia, author
2020

"One of the most celebrated musicians of modern time shares her quest for truth--about herself, her past, and her shift from sacrificing her spirit to celebrating her worth. With the raw honesty that epitomizes her artistry, this work is at once a riveting account and a clarion call to readers to define themselves in a world that rarely encourages a true and unique identity"--Provided by publisher.

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The mothers of Quality Street

The mothers of Quality Street

Thorpe, Penny, author
2020

The ups and down of three plucky factory girls, set against the backdrop of the Britain's best loved wrapped chocolate. The Quality Street Factory is fizzing with the news that the King and Queen and the two young princesses, Elizabeth and Margaret Rose, are going to visit the Mackintosh Factory where the country's favourite chocolate is made. The factory floor is heady with excitement but plans are dealt a blow when a much-loved staff member is the victim of a poisoning incident. Everyone is under suspicion, which only adds to Reenie Calder's woes, anxious that her new promotion has only made her stick out even more like a sore thumb. Can she and her friends, Mary and Diana, get their heads together and find the malicious troublemaker before something unthinkable happens?

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A murderous relation

A murderous relation

Raybourn, Deanna, author
2020

Autumn 1888. Veronica Speedwell and her colleague Stoker are asked by Lady Wellingtonia Beauclerk to stop a potential scandal so explosive it threatens to rock the monarchy. Prince Albert Victor is a regular visitor to the most exclusive private club in London, and the proprietress, Madame Aurore, has received an expensive gift that can be traced back to the prince. Lady Wellie would like Veronica and Stoker to retrieve it from the club before scandal can break. Worse yet, London is being terrorized by what would become the most notorious and elusive serial killer in history, Jack the Ripper—and Lady Wellie suspects the prince may be responsible. Veronica and Stoker reluctantly agree to go undercover at Madame Auroreʼs high-class brothel, where a body soon turns up.

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Shadows of annihilation

Shadows of annihilation

Stirling, S. M., author
2020

"The third novel in a WWI alternate history series where America's greatest weapon against Germany is the Black Chamber, secret agent Luz O'Malley, and technical genius Ciara Whelan. Only they can protect America's best hope of winning the war. The Great War is at a stalemate, and the only thing stopping Germany from striking America is the threat of the United States using their own Annihilation Gas against them. But America's supply is quickly decaying and the Central Powers know it. A plant is under construction in the remote highlands of Mexico so that America can make their own supply. President Teddy Roosevelt assigns crack agent Luz O'Malley and her technical genius Ciara Whelan to watch over the plant operating under cover identities. But German agent Horst von Duckler has escaped from the POW camp in El Paso, and he's heading in the same direction--bent on revenge against Luz, and sabotage that will deprive America of its deterrent and kill tens of thousands"-- Provided by publisher.

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Two sisters

Two sisters

Cox, Josephine, author
2020

Ellen, loyal and honest, is her father's favourite, but Georgina is impulsive and unreliable, and can't please a father who has never shown her love. The big house, Grindle Hall, offers them both a chance of betterment, but while Ellen follows the steady path, Georgina takes a darker road and soon, her actions will have fateful consequences for them all. Only Ellen can help them, but will a sister's love be enough?

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The ultimate retirement guide for 50+ : winning strategies to make your money last a lifetime

The ultimate retirement guide for 50+ : winning strategies to make your money last a lifetime

Orman, Suze, author
2020

Want to enjoy the most of your retirement? Everything you need to know to enjoy life in your golden years is right in this book. Suze Orman, New York Times bestseller and America's go-to money expert, gives the straight talk on how to make money, invest safely, out-of-the-box ideas to grow your money, how to lower your living costs, Roth IRAs, 401Ks, etc.

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The upside of being down

The upside of being down

Gotch, Jen, 1971- author
2020

With humour and heart, ban.do founder Jen Gotch shares the empowering story of her unlikely journey to becoming the creator and CCO of a multimillion-dollar brand. From her childhood in Florida where her early struggles with bipolar disorder were misdiagnosed, to her winding career path as a waitress, photographer, food stylist, and finally, entrepreneur with no business experience, she illuminates how embracing her flaws and understanding the influence of mental illness on her creativity actually led to her greatest successes in business and life.

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Wartime for the shop girls

Wartime for the shop girls

Toye, Joanna, author.
2020

It's 1942 and as shortages of staff - and goods - begin to bite, young Lily Collins is thrilled to step up to sales junior in her job at Marlow's department store. But bombs are still falling and Lily and fellow shop girls Gladys and Beryl need a stiff upper lip to wave boyfriends, husbands and brothers goodbye, especially with a baby on the way and grim news on the wireless. When Jim, who works with Lily at the store, seems restless, things are bad enough, but nothing can prepare Lily for the secrets that come tumbling out when her favourite brother comes home on leave. Somehow, she must keep smiling through. Community, family and friends rally round as her home town - and the whole country - is tested once again.

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Welcome to the Pine Away Motel and Cabins

Welcome to the Pine Away Motel and Cabins

Bivald, Katarina, 1983- author
2020

The Pine Creek Motel has seen better days. Henny would call it charming, but she's always seen the best in things. Like now, when she's just met an untimely end crossing the road. She's not going to let a tiny thing like death stop her from living fully--not when her friends and family need her the most. After the funeral is over, her body is buried, and the last casserole dish is empty, Henny is still around. She's not sure why, but she realizes she has one last opportunity to help her friends discover the happiness they once knew before they lose the motel and cabins they've cherished for years.

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