October 22, 2017

The Switch by Joseph Finder throws an innocent man into the crosshairs of sinister government secrets and ruthless political ambitions. Michael Tanner accidentally picks up the wrong MacBook in an airport security line, later discovering it contains top-secret files. When Senator Robbins realizes she has the wrong laptop, she and her young chief of staff turn to a “fixer” to retrieve it, with its illegally obtained files, before a bigger security breach is revealed.

If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss takes you deep into the mountains of North Carolina, to a town filled with moonshine and rotten husbands. Sadie Blue has been married to Roy Tupkin for fifteen days, and now that realizes she should have listened to the folks who said he was trouble. When a stranger sweeps in and knocks the world off-kilter for everyone in town, Sadie wonders if there might be more to life than being the wife of a dangerous drunk.

Warriors at 500 Knots by retired Air Force pilot Robert F. Kirk, details intense stories of undaunted and valiant American pilots who flew the legendary F-4 Phantom II, battling for victory of the skies over Vietnam. Although the incidents and people are fictional, they are constructed from characteristics of real events and pilots, whose personal stories of intrepid courage and self-sacrifice reveal their dedication to getting the mission done, whatever the cost.

Gone Gull by Donna Andrews gathers an oddball cast from Biscuit Mountain, where acts of vandalism threaten to ruin the new Craft Center, soon followed by two murders. Meg and her grandmother are determined to stop the vandals while police investigate the murders. But is the real target Meg’s grandfather, who points out that any number of environmentally irresponsible people and organizations could have it in for him and his work to rescue his beloved gulls?

The Longevity Plan by John D. and Jane Ann Day presents not only a fascinating travelogue but also a practical, accessible, and inspiring guide to living a better life, based on the authors’ research in a remote Chinese village, a wellness Shangri-la free of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and more, where living past one hundred is common. Dr. Day shares the principles he learned, and adopted, to reach his health goals and changed his life.

Taste of Home Christmas 2017 shows how to easily add touches to your holiday with fuss-free recipes, homemade gift ideas, and decorating tips. Find complete menus for Christmas dinners and seasonal parties, as well as delicious hostess gifts, lovely centerpieces and more.

A History of Medicine in 50 Objects by Gill Paul journeys on a 12,000-year tour of significant items that have advanced medical knowledge and practice. Ranging from the everyday (a bottle of Aspirin) to singular medical advances (heart transplants), the objects are presented chronologically and described with engaging text and beautiful images in their social and cultural context, as well as their role in disease treatment and prevention.