February 12, 2017

The Indians of Arizona and New Mexico documents the little-known world of a young French priest who lived among the Indian tribes in Arizona and New Mexico during the final years of the frontier between 1860-1898. With resourcefulness and determination, he encouraged the creation and expansion of parishes, created schools and hospitals, and attended Indian ceremonies, while collecting tribal statistics, tribal history, and folk tales from informants.

Essential Oils by Susan Curtis introduces the world of essential oils for treating maladies, improving mental and physical well-being, and eliminating synthetically produced chemicals from your home and beauty products. This introductory guide is packed with comprehensive profiles of 88 essential oils, all-natural remedies for common ailments, aromatic recipes for home and beauty, and helpful guidance for blending, storing, and use to achieve maximum benefits.

A Series of Catastrophes & Miracles by Mary Elizabeth Williams Shares a wry, witty account of what it is like to face death–and be restored to life. Diagnosed with metastatic melanoma–a “rapidly fatal” cancer—the author takes a once-in-a-lifetime chance and joins a clinical trial, while at the same time, her best friend embarks on a cancer journey of her own–with very different results. Williams’s experiences as a patient and a medical test subject reveal with stark honesty what it takes to weather disease, the extraordinary new developments that are rewriting the rules of science–and the healing power of human connection.

Named of the Dragon by Susanna Kearsley promises the charm of spending the holidays in South Wales, where its crumbling castles and ancient myths seem the perfect distraction from the nightmares plaguing Lyn Ravenshaw. Instead, she meets a young widow who believes Lyn’s dreams have drawn her to Castle Farm for an important purpose, leading her into a world of Celtic legends and dangerous prophecies that will change her life forever.

Revenge in a Cold River by Anne Perry shadows Commander William Monk who has learned to live with the fact that he cannot remember the events of his life prior to a horrific accident years ago. When a man has no recollection of attempts to frame him for a series of murders, he must rely on the help of his wife Hester and friend Oliver Rathbone to free himself–from both the charges and the demons that have haunted him since the accident.

Conclave by Robert Harris offers rapid-fire turns and surprises in this psychological and political thriller that focuses on the selection of a new Pope. Behind locked doors of the Sistine chapel, 118 cardinals from around the world will cast their votes in the world’s most secretive election. They are holy men, but they are men of the world, and they have rivals. And over the next seventy-two hours, one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on earth.