Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Book Discovery Day! (Tuesday, April 12)

It's Book Discovery Day! Twice a week we bring you a selection of books that are newly-published, or that have been overlooked.

Every great book was once a hidden gem. Browse through the books below and start your own discovery!

Book Discovery - newly-published and overlooked books!
How to Fail at Life: Lessons for the Next Generation, by Aspelin Mark
The perfect graduation gift: The things they don't teach in school ... but you'll wish they did!

The late, great, personal development guru Jim Rohn lamented, “It’s too bad failures don’t give seminars. Wouldn’t that be valuable? If you meet a guy who has messed up his life for forty years, you’ve just got to say, ‘John, if I bring my journal and promise to take good notes, would you spend a day with me?’”


Well, Jim, your wish has come true. As a time-honored expert in the art of failure, author Mark Aspelin has demonstrated exceptional skill by messing up in nearly all of the important areas of life: relationships, money, health, education, career ... and the list goes on.
                     
Racing to Preserve Precious Petroleum: A treatise on automobile history presented in short stories, by George Wand
Compare Racing to Preserve Precious Petroleum to a large puzzle; the short stories ‘depict’ automobile history. Separate puzzle pieces do not show the whole picture. Here, the stories are many tunes in the concert of automotive evolution. As in a puzzle, ‘the big picture’ gets clear when the stories link in a reader’s mind. Scientists, engineers, chemists, and drivers are racing to save fuel, racing to develop new forms of motive power. The race is on, literally and figuratively, to save our world and civilization. We all are racing to remove the after-effects of living with and without oil.
                     
The Action Diet: 35 Practical Weight Loss Tactics as Chronicled by the Fiber Guardian, by Jordan Ring
Are you unhappy with what you see in the mirror?

Do you want to get in better shape?

Are you looking for healthy ways to keep off those extra pounds?

Well, then this book is for you!

By following the advice within The Action Diet, you will learn practical tips and advice for incorporating healthy habits into your daily life. Weight loss is about taking action and taking control, and this book will help you do exactly that.


The Action Diet is a lifestyle guide full of weight loss tips and an easy-to-follow success story. Taking action is one of the most important steps to weight loss. It’...
                     
To Catch a Star, by Dorothy Callahan
Being the apple of Hollywood’s eye is great for an action/adventure hero, but Rex Ronin knows he needs to break out of his typecast roles if he hopes to have any longevity on the silver screen. A fresh new role by a new director, filmed on the deserted Hawaiian Island of Koho’olawe, will grant Rex decades of acting opportunities and maybe even make him feel like a true hero, like his father. But a tropical storm strands him at sea, and when he makes land, Rex is saved by a woman running a wildlife preserve—on the very land Rex’s agent is turning into a mega-resort, one that will ensure Rex’s fame and fortune for the next hundred years.

Taking care of living things is what Tori Jackson does best; after all, she knows ...
                     
As Time Goes By, by Mary Higgins Clark
In this exciting thriller from Mary Higgins Clark, the #1 New York Times bestselling “Queen of Suspense,” a news reporter tries to find her birth mother just as she is assigned to cover the high-profile trial of a woman accused of murdering her wealthy husband.

Television journalist Delaney Wright is on the brink of stardom after she begins covering a sensational murder trial for the six p.m. news. She should be thrilled, yet her growing desire to locate her birth mother consumes her thoughts. When Delaney’s friends Alvirah Meehan and her husband Willy offer to look into the mystery surrounding her birth, they uncover a shocking secret they do not want to reveal.

On trial for murder is Betsy Grant, widow of a wea...
                     
Darkness Wanes: Book 6: Sensor Series, by Susan Illene
Book Six of the Sensor Series—final installment.

Melena Sanders is locked away in Purgatory, which is no vacation, but she’ll soon be returning to Alaska where troubles are mounting once again. Suspicious fires are breaking out, supernaturals are being attacked, and there’s an enemy lurking out there waiting for his chance to strike. Her lover, Lucas, is managing to hold their home together during her absence, but he’s more than ready for her to return. It will take the two of them working together, along with friends and family, to overcome the darkness that is about to unleash.

*This book also includes the holiday short story "An Unexpected Gift."
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Every Heart a Doorway, by Seanan McGuire
Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children
No Solicitations
No Visitors
No Quests
Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere... else.
But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children.
Nancy tumbled once, but now she's back. The things she's experienced... they change a person. The children under Miss West's care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world.
But Nancy's arrival marks a change at the Home. There's a darkness just around each corner, and when tragedy ...
                     
As Close to Us as Breathing: A Novel, by Elizabeth Poliner
A multigenerational family saga about the long-lasting reverberations of one tragic summer by "a wonderful talent [who] should be read widely" (Edward P. Jones).

In 1948, a small stretch of the Woodmont, Connecticut shoreline, affectionately named "Bagel Beach," has long been a summer destination for Jewish families. Here sisters Ada, Vivie, and Bec assemble at their beloved family cottage, with children in tow and weekend-only husbands who arrive each Friday in time for the Sabbath meal.

During the weekdays, freedom reigns. Ada, the family beauty, relaxes and grows more playful, unimpeded by her rule-driven, religious husband. Vivie, once terribly wronged by her sister, is now the family diplomat and an increas...
                     

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