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Close your eyes, hold hands

Chris Bohjalian. |

Living in an igloo of ice and trash bags half a year after a cataclysmic nuclear disaster, Emily, convinced that she will be hated as the daughter of the drunken father who caused the meltdown, assumes a fictional identity while protecting a homeless boy.

Sea glass

Anita Shreve. |

Honora and Sexton Beecher find their lives forever changed when they are rendered virtually penniless by the crash of the stock market, forcing Sexton to work in a nearby mill, a job that is plagued by violence, and as they try to reconstruct their marriage and home, they are confronted by passions of every kind, in a powerful novel by the author of The Pilot's Wife. Reprint.

Panacea

F. Paul Wilson. |

Investigating two burned bodies connected by a mysterious tattoo and a string of baffling miracle cures, medical examiner Laura Hanning follows leads to a cult that claims to possess a fabled healing substance and a violent brotherhood that believes that God intends for humanity to suffer.

Panacea

F. Paul Wilson. |

Two if by sea

Jacquelyn Mitchard. |

Joining the volunteer rescue effort in Brisbane when his family is swept away by the Christmas Eve tsunami, American expat and former police officer Frank Mercy is transformed by his rescue of a telepathic little boy, who he illegally takes back with him to America and struggles to protect against ominous adversaries.

Two if by sea

Jacquelyn Mitchard. |

Terminal city

Linda Fairstein. |

Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper returns in the new breakneck thriller by the New York Times bestselling author of Death Angel who once again captures the essence of New York City—its glamour, its history, its possibilities, and its endless capacity for darkness. Grand Central Station is hiding more than just an underground train system. When the body of a young woman is found in the tower suite of the Waldorf Astoria, Assistant DA Alex Cooper and Detective Mike Chapman find themselves hunting for a killer whose only signature is a carefully drawn symbol carved into his victims’ bodies, a symbol that bears a striking resemblance to train tracks.

Terminal city

Linda Fairstein. |

The abstinence teacher

Tom Perrotta. |

Teaching human sexuality from a perspective that information and pleasure are top priorities, divorced mom Ruth Ramsey butts heads with the local soccer coach, a divorced former addict who became an evangelical Christian after hitting rock bottom.

While I'm falling

Laura Moriarty. |

Engrossed in a new relationship to the point that her studies begin to suffer, college junior Veronica is devastated when a plea for help goes unheeded, but a surprising request from her mother teaches her about family, love, and independence.