December 30, 2018

The Suffer the Children by Lisa Black offers up a psychological crime thriller where Rachael Donahue, raised in foster homes, has been living at Firebird, a secure facility for juvenile offenders in Cleveland. When her body is discovered at the bottom of a stairwell, there’s evidence the girl may have been involved with a much older man. Other children are also suffering “accidents” at the facility, and forensics expert Maggie Gardiner with detective Jack Renner suspect a cold-blooded murderer is carrying out a deadly agenda.

Terror in Gunsight by Lauran Paine follows U.S. Deputy Marshal Ben Knight as he takes off his badge and rides into Gunsight seeking vengeance for his kid brother’s hanging. But the town marshal was killed during the lynching and the townspeople want Ben to take his place. Ben must choose between his trail of vengeance or protecting the town against the Diamond H Ranch.

Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg finds Lucille Howard getting on in years, but staying busy and teaching baking classes. The classes are so popular that she’s hired Iris, as an assistant. When a new family moves in next door and tragedy strikes, Lucille begins to look out for Lincoln, their son. Lincoln’s parents aren’t the only ones in town facing hard choices and uncertain futures. In these difficult times, the residents of Mason come together and find the true power of community–just when they need it the most.

The Pendulum: A Granddaughter’s Search for Her Family’s Forbidden Nazi Past by Julie Lindahl traces Brazilian-born American Julie Lindahl’s journey to uncover her grandparents’ role in WWII as she is driven to understand why they became members of Hitler’s elite, the SS. Out of the unbearable heart of the story–the unclaimed guilt that devours a family through generations–emerges an unflinching will to learn the truth.

The Obesity Code by Jason Fung, MD sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. Flying in the face of the weight-loss recommendations that have failed in the past, this book reveals that obesity is a hormonal, not a caloric imbalance. As he explores the latest in nutritional science, Dr. Fung provides practical, effective advice on weight loss and the treatment of Type 2 diabetes based on sound scientific principles.

The Art of Reading by Jamie Camplin and Maria Ranauro reveals centuries of symbiosis between the visual and literary arts. They examine the development of printed books and the simultaneous emergence of the modern figure of the artist. In doing so they weave together an engaging cultural history that probes the ways in which books and paintings represent a key to understanding ourselves and the past.