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  • AdultingAdulting : how to become a grown-up in 535 easy(ish) steps

    Brown, Kelly Williams, author.

    "Adult" isn't a noun; it's a verb. Just because you don't feel like an adult doesn't mean you can't fake it 'til you make it. Adulting, based on the blog that started a movement, makes the scary, confusing "real world" approachable, manageable--and even conquerable. This guide will help you to navigate the stormy Sea of Adulthood so that you may find safe harbor in Not Running Out of Toilet Paper Bay. Along the way you will learn: how to be a better person in today's often crummy world--it involves the intersection between NPR and hair-straightening; what to check when renting a new apartment--not just the nearby bars, but the faucets and stove, among other things; [and] how to avoid hooking up with anyone in your office--imagine your coworkers having plastic, featureless doll crotches. It helps. From breaking up with frenemies to fixing your toilet, this fun, comprehensive handbook is the answer for aspiring grown-ups of all ages--back cover.

  • After the fallAfter the fall : how Humpty Dumpty got back up again

    Santat, Dan, author, illustrator.

    After falling off the wall, Humpty Dumpty is very afraid of climbing up again, but is determined not to let fear stop him from being close to the birds.

  • Bryant & May and the bleeding heartBryant & May and the bleeding heart : a peculiar crimes unit mystery

    Fowler, Christopher, author.

    "A teenager sees a dead man rise from his grave--and moments later is killed in a sudden hit-and-run accident. Seven ravens housed in the impenetrable fortress that is the Tower of London vanish without a trace--and legend has it that when the ravens leave, the city will fall. Bryant and May must figure out how these two inexplicable, seemingly unrelated mysteries fit together as they begin an investigation that finds them confronting a group of latter-day body snatchers and exploring the corridors of an eerie funeral parlour, all to unearth the truth behind the gruesome legend of Bleeding Heart Yard"--

  • Calling on dragonsCalling on dragons

    Wrede, Patricia C., 1953-, author.

    Queen Cimorene turns to her friends Morwen, Telemain, and Kazul for help when troublesome wizards make their way back into the Enchanted Forest and begin to soak up its magic.

  • Convenience store womanConvenience store woman

    Murata, Sayaka, 1979-, author.

    Keiko Furukura had always been considered a strange child, and her parents always worried how she would get on in the real world, so when she takes on a job in a convenience store while at university, they are delighted for her. For her part, in the convenience store she finds a predictable world mandated by the store manual, which dictates how the workers should act and what they should say, and she copies her coworkers' style of dress and speech patterns so that she can play the part of a normal person. However, eighteen years later, at age 36, she is still in the same job, has never had a boyfriend, and has only few friends. She feels comfortable in her life, but is aware that she is not living up to society's expectations and causing her family to worry about her. When a similarly alienated but cynical and bitter young man comes to work in the store, he will upset Keiko's contented stasis--but will it be for the better?.

  • Day of reckoningDay of reckoning

    Higgins, Jack, 1929-

    A death in Brooklyn sends reverberations around the world in Jack Higgins' thrilling new adventure. Journalist Katherine Johnson makes the mistake of getting too close to the secrets of international crime boss Jack Fox. But when she's found murdered, Fox must contend with her ex-husband, Blake Johnson, head of the clandestine White House department known as The Basement.

  • Dealing with dragonsDealing with dragons

    Wrede, Patricia C., 1953-, author.

    Bored with her proper, circumscribed life as a princess, Cimorene runs away to join a powerful, fascinating dragon named Kazul and encounters a host of adventures along the way.

  • Death of an unsung heroDeath of an unsung hero

    Arlen, Tessa, author.

    "In 1916, the world is at war and the energetic Lady Montfort has persuaded her husband to offer his family's dower house to the War Office as an auxiliary hospital for officers recovering from shell-shock ... Despite the hospital's success, the farming community of Haversham ... does not approve of a country-house hospital for men they consider to be cowards. When Captain Sir Evelyn Bray, one of the patients, is found lying face down in the vegetable garden with his head bashed in, both Lady Montfort and Mrs. Jackson have every reason to fear that the War Office will close their hospital"--Amazon.com.

  • DietlandDietland

    Walker, Sarai, author.

    "Plum Kettle does her best not to be noticed, because when you’re fat, to be noticed is to be judged. With her job answering fan mail for a teen magazine, she is biding her time until her weight-loss surgery. But when a mysterious woman in colorful tights and combat boots begins following her, Plum falls down a rabbit hole into the world of Calliope House — an underground community of women who reject society’s rules — and is forced to confront the real costs of becoming zbeautiful.y At the same time, a guerrilla group begins terrorizing a world that mistreats women, and Plum becomes entangled in a sinister plot. The consequences are explosive."--Page [4] of cover.

  • FloridaFlorida

    Groff, Lauren, author.

    A collection of stories spanning centuries of time in mercurial Florida examines the decisions and connections behind life-changing events in characters ranging from two abandoned sisters to a conflicted family woman.

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  • TangerineTangerine

    Mangan, Christine (Christine Rose), author.

    Arriving in Tangier with her new husband only to encounter the estranged best friend she has not seen in more than a year, Alice allows her friend to introduce her to the rhythms and culture of Morocco, only to be quickly stifled by the woman's controlling nature.--

  • The great aloneThe great alone

    Hannah, Kristin, author.

    Lenora Allbright is 13 when her father convinces her mother, Cora, to forgo their inauspicious existence in Seattle and move to Kaneq, AK. It's 1974, and the former Vietnam POW sees a better future away from the noise and nightmares that plague him. Having been left a homestead by a buddy who died in the war, Ernt is secure in his beliefs, but never was a family less prepared for the reality of Alaska, the long, cold winters and isolation. Locals want to help out, especially classmate Matthew Walker, who likes everything about Leni. Yet the harsh conditions bring out the worst in Ernt, whose paranoia takes over their lives and exacerbates what Leni sees as the toxic relationship between her parents. The Allbrights are as green as greenhorns can be, and even first love must endure unimaginable hardship and tragedy as the wilderness tries to claim more victims.

  • The death of Mrs. WestawayThe death of Mrs. Westaway

    Ware, Ruth, author.

    "On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person--but also that the cold-reading skills she's honed as a tarot card reader might help her claim the money. Soon, Hal finds herself at the funeral of the deceased...where it dawns on her that there is something very, very wrong about this strange situation and the inheritance at the center of it. Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ruth Ware's signature suspenseful style, this is an unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.".

  • Big little liesBig little lies

    The apparently perfect lives of three mothers of first graders unravel to the point of murder.

  • A caravan of bridesA caravan of brides : a novel of Saudi Arabia

    Campbell, Kay Hardy, author.

    After attending college in Lebanon, Fawzia returns home to Jeddah and takes up secretly with her forbidden college sweetheart. When her reckless behavior leads to family tragedy, she is drawn into an unlikely friendship with a mysterious old storyteller, the niece of a legendary Bedouin chief.

  • Robert B. Parker's Debt to payRobert B. Parker's Debt to pay : a Jesse Stone novel

    Coleman, Reed Farrel, 1956-, author.

    "All is quiet in Paradise, except for a spate of innocuous vandalism. Good thing, too, because Jesse Stone is preoccupied with the women in his life, both past and present. As his ex-wife, Jenn, is about to marry a Dallas real-estate tycoon, Jesse isn't too sure his relationship with former FBI agent Diana Evans is built to last. But those concerns get put on the back burner when a major Boston crime boss is brutally murdered. Despite all evidence to the contrary, Jesse suspects it's the work of Mr. Peepers, a psychotic assassin who has caused trouble for Jesse in the past. Peepers has long promised revenge against the Mob, Jesse, and Suit for their roles in foiling one of his hits--and against Jenn as well. And though Jesse and Jenn have long parted ways, Jesse still feels responsible for her safety. Jesse and Diana head to Dallas for the wedding and, along with the tycoon's security team, try to stop Peepers before the bill comes due. With Peepers toying with the authorities as to when and where he'll strike, Jesse is up against the wall. Still, there's a debt to pay and blood to be spilled to satisfy it. But whose blood, and just how much?"--

  • SwaySway

    Spears, Katarina M., author.

    Jesse Alderman, also known as Sway, avoids emotional connection at all costs, but he's ultimately forced to open his heart when he meets the girl of his dreams.

  • The raftThe raft

    Bodeen, S. A. (Stephanie A.), 1965-

    Robbie's last-minute flight to the Midway Atoll proves to be a nightmare when the plane goes down in shark-infested waters. Fighting for her life, the co-pilot Max pulls her onto the raft, and that's when the real terror begins.

  • Gunn's golden rulesGunn's golden rules : life's little lessons for making it work

    Gunn, Tim.

    A television personality and fashion consultant offers a simple, accessible guidebook to help readers navigate all aspects of life. Filled with dishy stories of fashion's greatest divas, behind-the-scenes glimpses of "Project Runway's" biggest drama queens, and never-before-revealed insights into his private life, Gunn shares his personal secrets for "making it work"--in your career, relationships, and life.

  • The duchessThe duchess

    Follows the turbulent life of the young noblewoman who became the style icon of late eighteenth-century England.

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