October 15, 2017

Copycat by Kimberla Lawson Roby exposes author Traci Calloway Cole as the kind of woman Simone wants to be– in every way possible. She begins copying her role model, wanting to be exactly like her. Traci knows Simone doesn’t mean any harm and that her mimicry is only sincere admiration. Until she discovers how far Simone’s obsession has gone, and that Simone has secrets that she’ll do almost anything to protect.

The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories by Celeste Fletcher McHale follows Jacey and Colin, caught in a storm with epic flooding. Rescued after several days stuck on a roof together, along with a mother of four little boys, they become separated. A horrible accident leaves Jacey missing pieces of her memory, but she remembers Colin and the moments they shared. She just doesn’t expect to find him standing in for the minister at her friend’s wedding.

Deep Extraction by Diann Mills tasks 2 FBI Special Agents with investigating the murder of oil and gas magnate Nathan Moore, a crime committed using his pacemaker as the means of execution. And a bombing at one of Nathan’s oil rigs days earlier indicates his death could be part of a bigger conspiracy. Digging deep into Nathan’s personal and business affairs, the two uncover more than they bargained for, and that someone is intent on silencing them for good.

Being the Change by Peter Kalmus embarks on a journey with the author to change his life and the world as he alters his life by bicycling, growing food, meditating, and making other simple, fulfilling changes. Ultimately slashing his climate impact to under a tenth of the US average, Kalmus finds himself happier in the process. Explore how merging science and practical action can result in a satisfying and appropriate response to global warming.

The Bosnia List by Kenan Trebincevic and Susan Shapiro imparts the poignant, searing memoir of a young boy’s miraculous escape from the brutal ethnic cleansing campaign that swept the former Yugoslavia. Years later he returns to visit his homeland to confront the people who betrayed his family and finds something more powerful, and shocking, than revenge.

Raising the Bottom by Lisa Boucher presents a discussion of addiction as experienced by women and the difficult road to recovery. Featured essays from mothers, daughters, health professionals, and young women, share their stories of why they drank, how they stopped, and the joys and rewards of being present in their lives once they kicked alcohol to the curb.

Shipping Container Homes, 3 volumes by 3 authors: Marc Rollins, Austin Knight, and Damon Jones explain everything you need to know about these unique homes that are rapidly growing in popularity, and often cost up to 50% less than a traditionally built house of comparable size. Where to buy containers inexpensively, how to plan the design, what contractors to hire, and a step-by-step guide to the actual building process are all included.