Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life's Storms by Tim Tebow
RELIGION CHRISTIAN TEB
The author shares the highs and lows if his career as a college, then professional football player, as well as how his strong faith allowed him to experience the ups and downs without letting them define him, and advises readers on how they can achieve this type of resilience
One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline
An emotional thriller and a suburban crime story that will keep listeners guessing until the end. On the surface, it tells the tale of the struggling single mother of a high-school pitcher, a shy kid so athletically talented that he's being recruited for a full-ride scholarship to a Division I college, with a future in major-league baseball. But the mother fears that she's losing her grip on her son because he's being lured down a darker path by one of his teammates, a secretly disturbed young man from an affluent family, whose excellent grades and fun-loving manner conceal his violent criminal plans. Add a handsome stranger who comes to town and infiltrates the high school, posing as a teacher but with a hidden agenda all his own.
A Piece of the World: A Novel by Christina Baker Kline
To Christina Olson, the entire world was her family's remote farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. Born in the home her family had lived in for generations, and increasingly incapacitated by illness, Christina seemed destined for a small life. Instead, for more than twenty years, she was host and inspiration for the artist Andrew Wyeth, and became the subject of one of the best known American paintings of the twentieth century.
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel
Documents the true story of a man who endured a hardscrabble, isolated existence in a tent in the Maine woods, never speaking with others and surviving by stealing supplies from nearby cabins, for 27 years, in a portrait that illuminates the survival means he developed and the reasons behind his solitary life.
Becoming Amish: A family's search for faith, community and purpose by Jeff Smith
The true story of Bill and Tricia Moser, who were living in one of America's wealthiest communities when they began a journey that led to full immersion in a horse-and-buggy Amish life. The Mosers look at the Amish life with an honest perspective that is uniquely insider and outsider at the same time.
The Last One: A Novel by Alexandra Oliva
Participating in an endurance-based reality show that cuts contestants off from society, a woman dubbed "Zoo" by the show's producers stumbles on evidence of a massive destruction of unknown origin and addresses it as a show challenge before realizing that something terrible may be happening in the outside world.
The Girl Before by Rena Olsen
When a home invasion tears her away from her family while her husband warns her to say nothing, Clara Lawson reflects on her complicated past and shattered present as she adjusts to life in an institution where she is called an unfamiliar name by people who claim her husband has committed terrible crimes.
Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel by Tom Wainwright
An assessment of the multi-billion-dollar international drug industry examines its dynamics from a business perspective to consider how it might be more appropriately countered through strategic understandings of supply and demand, research and development, and human resources.
Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste by Bianca Bosker
SOCSCI FOOD BOS
A tech reporter describes her introduction to the world of master sommeliers and her in-depth investigation into the source of their interests and skills, an effort marked by work with elite tasting groups, encounters at exclusive New York restaurants, visits to California winemakers and more.
The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman
HISTORY MILITARY WW2 ACK
Documents the true story of Warsaw Zoo keepers and resistance activists Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who in the aftermath of Germany's invasion of Poland saved the lives of hundreds of Jewish citizens by smuggling them into empty cages and their home villa.
The Horse Dancer: A Novel by Jojo Moyes
When Sarah's grandfather gives her a beautiful horse named Boo--hoping that one day she'll follow in his footsteps to join an elite French riding school, away from their gritty London neighborhood--she quietly trains in city's parks and alleys. But then her grandfather falls ill, and Sarah must juggle horsemanship with school and hospital visits. Natasha, a young lawyer, is reeling after her failed marriage: her professional judgment is being questioned, her new boyfriend is a let-down, and she's forced to share her house with her charismatic ex-husband. Yet when the willful fourteen-year-old Sarah lands in her path, Natasha decides to take the girl under her wing. But Sarah is keeping a secret--a secret that will change the lives of everyone involved forever