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My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag . . . and Other Things You Can't Ask Martha    More Info  Borrow
By Jolie Kerr. From Plume.
(30 reviews)  Amazon rank #431
"Jolie Kerr really cuts through the grease and grime with her new book. I do what she tells me to do."
—Amy Sedaris

The author of the hit column “Ask a Clean Person” offers a hilarious and practical guide to cleaning up life’s little emergencies

Life is filled with spills, odors, and those oh-so embarrassing stains you just can’t tell your parents about. And let’s be honest: no one is going to ask Martha Stewart what to do when your boyfriend barfs in your handbag.

Jim Cramer's Get Rich Carefully    More Info  Borrow
By James Cramer. From Blue Rider Press.
(8 reviews)  Amazon rank #739
The personal finance book of the year—Mad Money and CNBC star Jim Cramer’s guide to high-yield/low-risk investing in a recovering economy.

Tired of false promises about getting rich quickly, promises that lead to reckless decisions, the stepping stones to the poorhouse? How about trying something different? How about going for lasting wealth based on thirty-five years’ worth of insights from Jim Cramer, a grizzled stock veteran and host of CNBC’s Mad Money with Jim Cramer . . . How about getting rich carefully?

Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century    More Info  Borrow
By Jane O'Connor. From HarperCollins.
(2 reviews)  Amazon rank #2,476
Fancy Nancy is back in New York Times bestselling team Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser's tenth picture book, Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century—all about weddings. Not only does Nancy help out the bride in this wonderful story, she also gets to attend a fabulous party reception! Fans of Fancy Nancy and weddings alike will laugh along with Nancy as she discovers how truly special even the simplest wedding can be.
After I'm Gone: A Novel    More Info  Borrow
By Laura Lippman. From William Morrow.
(420 reviews)  Amazon rank #5,702
Laura Lippman, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Most Dangerous Thing, I’d Know You Anywhere, and What the Dead Know, returns with an addictive story that explores how one man’s disappearance echoes through the lives of the wife, mistress, and daughters he left behind.

When Felix Brewer meets Bernadette “Bambi” Gottschalk at a Valentine’s Dance in 1959, he charms her with wild promises, some of which he actually keeps. Thanks to his lucrative—if not all legal—businesses, she and their three little girls live in luxury.

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Flash Boys    More Info  Borrow
By Michael Lewis. From W. W. Norton & Company.
(188 reviews)  Amazon rank #4

Michael Lewis returns to the financial world with a new book that gives readers a ringside seat as the biggest story in years prepares to hit Wall Street.

The Pigeon Needs a Bath!    More Info  Borrow
By Mo Willems. From Disney-Hyperion.
(57 reviews)  Amazon rank #41
The Pigeon needs a bath! Except, the Pigeon's not so sure about that. Besides, he took a bath last month! Maybe. It's going to take some serious convincing to get the Pigeon to take the plunge.
Pirate Fairy    More Info  Borrow
By Pirate Fairy. From Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.
Amazon rank #44
From the world of Peter Pan comes The Pirate Fairy, a swashbuckling new adventure about Zarina (voice of Christina Hendricks), a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fairy who’s captivated by Blue Pixie Dust and its endless possibilities. When Zarina’s wild ideas get her into trouble, she flees Pixie Hollow and joins forces with the scheming pirates of Skull Rock, who make her captain of their ship.
The Collector    More Info  Borrow
By Nora Roberts. From Putnam Adult.
(12 reviews)  Amazon rank #62
From #1 New York Times-bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a novel of a woman who needs nothing, a man who sees everything, and the web of deceit, greed, and danger that brings them together—and could tear them apart . . .

When professional house-sitter Lila Emerson witnesses a murder/suicide from her current apartment-sitting job, life as she knows it takes a dramatic turn. Suddenly, the woman with no permanent ties finds herself almost wishing for one. . . .

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I've Got You Under My Skin    More Info  Borrow
By Mary Higgins Clark. From Simon & Schuster.
Amazon rank #138

In this suspenseful novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark, a Manhattan ER doctor is brazenly murdered in front of his young son in a city playground. Five years later, his killer is still at large.

Meanwhile his widow, Laurie Moran, is now an award-winning TV producer. Still haunted by her husband’s murder, she has been raising their son alone. Laurie and her TV crew have just received the green light to produce a new “cold case” series.

The King: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood    More Info  Borrow
By J.R. Ward. From NAL Hardcover.
(807 reviews)  Amazon rank #247
J. R. Ward's # 1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood continues as a royal bloodline is compromised by a grave threat to the throne.

Long live the King?

After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father’s mantle--with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on his head.

47 Ronin    More Info  Borrow
From Uni Dist Corp. (Mca).
Amazon rank #468
Keanu Reeves stars in the action-adventure epic, 47 Ronin. After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and reclaim their honor. This band of ronin must seek help from Kai (Reeves)—an enslaved half-breed they once rejected—in their ultimate fight for redemption in a savage world of mythic and wondrous terrors. Kai becomes their most deadly weapon and the heroic inspiration for these outnumbered warriors to confront their enemy and seize eternity.
Frog Music: A Novel    More Info  Borrow
By Emma Donoghue. From Little, Brown and Company.
Amazon rank #469
Emma Donoghue's explosive new novel, based on an unsolved murder in 1876 San Francisco.

Summer of 1876: San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heatwave and a smallpox epidemic. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman called Jenny Bonnet is shot dead.

The survivor, her friend Blanche Beunon, is a French burlesque dancer. Over the next three days, she will risk everything to bring Jenny's murderer to justice--if he doesn't track her down first.

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The Wolf of Wall Street    More Info  Borrow
From Paramount.
Amazon rank #114
Revered filmmaker Martin Scorsese directs the story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio). From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late 80s. Excess success and affluence in his early twenties as founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont warranted Belfort the title – “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

Money. Power. Women. Drugs. Temptations were for the taking and the threat of authority was irrelevant.

NYPD Red 2    More Info  Borrow
By James Patterson. From Little, Brown and Company.
(32 reviews)  Amazon rank #174
NYPD Red--the task force attacking the most extreme crimes in America's most extreme city--hunts a killer who is on an impossible mission.

A vigilante serial killer is on the loose in New York City, tracking down and murdering people whose crimes have not been punished. The number of victims grows, and many New Yorkers secretly applaud the idea of justice won at any price.

NYPD Red Detective Zach Jordan and his partner Kylie MacDonald are put on the case when a woman of vast wealth and even greater connections disappears.

Walking With Dinosaurs    More Info  Borrow
From 20th Century Fox.
Amazon rank #210
For the first time in movie history, audiences will truly see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Meet dinosaurs more real than anyone has ever seen and take off on a thrilling prehistoric adventure, where Patchi, an underdog dinosaur, triumphs against all odds to become a hero for the ages.

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Frozen (Two-Disc Blu-ray / DVD + Digital Copy)    More Info  Borrow
From Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.
Amazon rank #2
A sweet, magical film filled with great music, likable characters, and striking effects, Frozen is a fairy tale about overcoming obstacles and the power of true love. Princesses Anna and Elsa are sisters and the closest friends until one day Elsa discovers that she can no longer control her power to create ice and snow. Terrified for the safety of her sister and everyone around her, Elsa isolates herself and vows to never feel any sort of passionate emotion again in hopes of suppressing her powers.
Shadow Spell: Book Two of The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy    More Info  Borrow
By Nora Roberts. From Berkley Trade.
(3 reviews)  Amazon rank #8
With the legends and lore of Ireland running through his blood, falconer Connor O'Dwyer is proud to call County Mayo home. It's where his sister, Branna, lives and works, where his cousin, Iona, has found true love, and where his childhood friends form a circle that can't be broken... A circle that is about to be stretched out of shape--by a long-awaited kiss. Meara Quinn is Branna's best friend, a sister in all but blood. Her and Connor's paths cross almost daily, as Connor takes tourists on hawk walks and Meara guides them on horseback across the lush countryside.
Missing You    More Info  Borrow
By Harlan Coben. From Dutton Adult.
(101 reviews)  Amazon rank #51
#1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben set huge sales records with last year’s Six Years—and he’s poised to do it again in his next breathtaking stand-alone thriller.

Harlan Coben, author of six consecutive instant #1 New York Times bestsellers and a total of twenty-four award-winning, bestselling, and internationally acclaimed novels, returns with another ripped-from-real-life thriller full of impossibly high emotional stakes and the real-to-life characters for which he has become famous.

Saving Mr. Banks    More Info  Borrow
From Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.
Amazon rank #65
Saving Mr. Banks is a fascinating look at the circuitous "collaborative" process Walt Disney, his creative team, and author P. L. Travers engaged in in bringing the character Mary Poppins to life on the big screen in the early 1960s. This touching, funny film is really two stories nicely tied up in one appealing package. The first story is of P. L. Travers's childhood in Australia in the early 1900s.
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