The damage by Caitlin Wahrer. When a small town family is pushed to the brink, how far will they go to protect one of their own? An edgy, propulsive read about what we will do in the name of love and blood.
The devil my dance by Jake Tapper. A couple is asked by the Attorney General to look into a threat, which brings them into contact with the Rat Pack and the Church of Scientology.
The Drummers by Tricia Fields. Police Chief Josie Gray’s life is complicated when sparks and bullets begin to fly after her small town in Texas is overrun by a community wishing to live “off grid”.
Finding Ashley by Danielle Steel. Two estranged sisters, one a former best-selling author, the other a nun, reconnect as one searches for the child the other gave up.
For the wolf by Hannah Whitten. Here is a fantasy novel about a young woman who must be sacrificed to the legendary Wolf of the Wood to save her kingdom. But not all legends are true, and the Wolf isn’t the only danger lurking in the Wilderwood.
Golden girl by Elin Hilderbrand. A Nantucket novelist has one final summer to protect her secrets while her loved ones on earth learn to live without their golden girl.
A good mother by Lara Bazelon. A thriller about two young mothers, one shocking murder, and a court case that puts them both on trial.
The guncle by Steven Rowley. A warm and funny novel about a once-famous gay sitcom star whose unexpected family tragedy leaves him with his niece and nephew for the summer.
Hang the moon by Alexandria Bellefleur. A rom-com about a homeless romantic who vows to show his childhood crush that romance isn’t dead by recreating iconic dates from his favorite films.
Katharine Parr by Alison Weir. A novel of Henry VIII’s sixth wife who manages to survive him and remarry, only to be thrown into a romantic intrigue that threatens the very throne of England.
The Kingdoms by Natasha Pulley. A genre-bending, time twisting alternative history that asks whether it’s worth changing the past to save the future, even if it costs you everyone you’ve ever loved.
The lady has a past by Amanda Quick. An unlikely duo falls down a rabbit hole of twisted rumors and missing socialites, discovering that a health spa is a facade for something far darker than they imagined.
Legacy by Nora Roberts. A novel of a mother and a daughter, of ambition and romance, and of a traumatic past reawakened by a terrifying threat.
The maidens by Alex Michaelides. A tale of psychological suspense, this weaves together Greek mythology, murder, and obsession.
Mary Jane by Jessica Blau. A tender story about a 14 year old girl’s coming of age in 1970s Baltimore, caught between her straight-laced family and the progressive family she nannies for – who happen to be secretly hiding a famous rock star and his movie star wife for the summer.
The other Black girl by Zakiya Harris. All about the tension that unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of New York City publishing.
The plot by Jean Korelitz. A propulsive read about a story too good NOT to steal, and the writer who steals it.
Revival season by Monica West. The daughter of one of the South’s most famous Baptist preachers discovers a shocking secret about her father that puts her at odds with both her faith and her family.
The seed keeper by Diane Wilson. Spanning several generations, this follows a Dakota family’s struggle to preserve their way of life, and their sacrifices to protect what matters most.
The siren by Katherine St. John. When a Hollywood heartthrob hires his ex-wife to act in his son’s film, he sparks a firestorm on an isolated island that will unearth long-buried secrets and unravel years of lies.
Something unbelievable by Maria Kuznetsova. An overwhelmed new mom discovers unexpected parallels between life in 21st century America and her grandmother’s account of their family’s escape from the Nazis.
The sweetness of water by Nathan Harris. Two brothers freed by the Emancipation Proclamation hope to reunite with their mother while the forbidden romance between 2 Confederate soldiers causes chaos.
That summer by Jennifer Weiner. Daisy receives emails intended for a woman leading a more glamorous life and finds there was more to this accident.
Wendy, darling by A.C. Wise. Neverland is more nightmare than dream. This rich tale of memory and magic is sure to resonate with fans of re imagined children’s stories.
While justice sleeps by Stacey Abrams. A gripping thriller set within the halls of the U.S. Supreme Court.
The father (2020) starring Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman
Another round (2020) starring Mads Mikkelsen
Minari (2020) starring Steven Yeun
Judas and the Black Messiah (2020) starring Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield
The Rose Tattoo (1955) starring Anna Magnani and Burt Lancaster
The Appalachian Trail by Philip D’Anieri. The history and fascinating backstory of the dreamers and builders who helped bring the Appalachian Trail to life over the past century.
Beyond by Catherine Wolff. How humankind thinks about heaven.
The bomber mafia by Malcolm Gladwell. A look at the key players and outcomes of precision bombing during World War II.
The divine language of coincidence by Sophia Demas. Sophia examines the events in her life that at first seemed to be a series of coincidences, but upon further consideration were building blocks of the miraculous.
Downeast by Gigi Georges. This follows 5 Maine girls as they come of age in one of the most challenging and geographically isolated regions on the Eastern seaboard – Washington County.
Facing the mountain by Daniel Brown. This highlights the contributions and sacrifices that Japanese immigrants and their American-born children made for the sake of the nation during World War II: the Japanese-American army unit that overcame brutal odds in Europe; their families incarcerated back home; and a young man who refused to surrender his constitutional rights, even if it meant imprisonment.
Finding the mother tree by Suzanne Simard. An ecologist describes ways trees communicate, cooperate, and compete.
How the word is passed by Clint Smith. A powerful and diligent exploration of the realities and ongoing consequences of slavery in America.
Killing the mob by Bill O’Reilly. The author turns legendary criminals and their true-life escapades into a read that rivals the most riveting crime novel.
111 Places in Boston that you must not miss by Kim Windyka. A fun tour guide to some unexpected sites.
Persist by Elizabeth Warren. The senior senator from Massachusetts shares six influential perspectives that shaped her life and advocacy.
Total Olympics by Jeremy Fuchs. Every obscure, hilarious, dramatic and inspiring tale worth knowing.
What happened to you? by Bruce Perry. An approach to dealing with trauma that shifts an essential question used to investigate it.
Cow boy is not a cowboy by Gregory Barrington
The most beautiful thing by Kao Kalia Yang
Every color of light by Hiroshi Osada
Ritu weds Chandni by Ameya Narvankar
A stopwatch from Grampa by Loretta Garbutt
We are the gardeners by Joanna Gaines
Be who you are by Todd Parr
Out of nowhere by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros
Peace by Margaret McNamara
This way, Charlie by Caron Levis
Balloons for Papa by Elizabeth Gilbert Bedia
Trying by Kobi Yamada
Big feelings by Alexandra Penfold
The world made a rainbow by Michelle Robinson
My day with the panye by Tami Charles
Most wanted : the revolutionary partnership of John Hancock & Samuel Adams by Sarah Jane Marsh
Gone to the woods : surviving a lost childhood by Gary Paulsen
Becoming a good creature by Sy Montgomery
Race through the skies : the week the world learned to fly by Martin W Sandler
World of glass : the art of Dale Chihuly by Jan Greenberg
A small history of a disagreement by Claudio Fuentes
Explore Native American cultures! with 25 great projects by Anita Yasuda
Exquisite : the poetry and life of Gwendolyn Brooks by Suzanne Slade
Jim Trelease’s read-aloud handbook Edited and Revised by Cyndi Giorgis
Making a difference : using your talents and passions to change the world by Melissa Seymour
Rainbow revolutionaries : 50 LGBTQ + people who made history by Sarah Prager
Who Is RuPaul? by Nico Medina
Hello, Earth! : poems to our planet by Joyce Sidman
Little people, big dreams : RuPaul by Maria Vegara
Little people, big dreams : Zaha Hadid by Maria Vegara
When Cloud became a cloud by Rob Hodgson
Little libraries, big heroes by Miranda Paul
Elmo’s world : things Elmo loves by Sesame Street
The magic school bus rides again. All about Earth! a Netflix Series
The magic school bus rides again. Blast off! Featuring Kate McKinnon
Paw patrol. Dino rescue : roar to the rescue by Nickelodeon
Soul by Disney Pixar
Tom & Jerry : the movie by Warner Brothers
Raya and the last dragons by Disney
The Croods : a new age by Dreamworks
Notes from Booklist, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Library Journal, and New York Times Book Review.