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DISASTER DIARIES: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE APOCALYPSE Sheridan, Sam

Sam Sheridan's getting ready for the end of the world, and you're invited to train alongside him. Concerns over how he'd be able to protect his new son led Sam to question what he would do if the apocalypse hit, and they were'nt ready. So Sam went to an ex-gang member who taught him how to steal cars, trained with an Olympic weightlifter, and took a gun course. Join Sam as he tries to learn all the basic skill sets required to survive Armageddon.


LIFE BELOW STAIRS: TRUE LIVES OF EDWARDIAN SERVANTS Maloney, Alison

Walk the halls of the people who lived their lives below stairs as first-hand stories from staff members recount life in an Edwardian household during the area depicted in 'Downton Abbey' in this illustrated account.


LOVE IN THE TIME OF ALGORITHMS: WHAT TECHNOLOGY DOES TO MEETING AND MATING Slater, Dan

Bars and nightclubs are being replaced by chat rooms and date-matching websites aimed at connecting likeminded singles looking for the perfect mate. But how did this revolution sweep the globe? Psychology and history merge with website creator interviews to tell the story of how digital matchmaking has become the new norm in a social world with more options than ever when it comes to finding the perfect match.


NAKED STATISTICS: STRIPPING THE DREAD FROM THE DATA Wheelan, Charles J.

It's all about intuition. Charles Wheelan explains intuition's role in the world of statistics, examining how Netflix discovers your viewing tendencies, how to catch schools who cheat on standardized tests, and even how statistics can help explain the recent rise in autism cases.


NO EASY DAY: THE FIRSTHAND ACCOUNT OF THE MISSION THAT KILLED OSAMA BIN LADEN Owen, Mark

Just call him Mark Owen. Divulging further information about the author's true identity could result in said author's harm or death. In a title that features closely-guarded secret content, discover what an assassin and a sniper have to do with one of the most memorable events witnessed this century.


Fiction

ANTAGONIST Coady, Lynn

Everything Gordon Rankin, Jr. touches ruins his life. Known as 'Rank,' he's long lived up to his peers' and family's assertion that he's an enforcer goon. Forced underground, he finds an old friend whose novel seems too much like Rank's life. Rank uses emails to set the story straight as he recounts his twisted life.


HISTORY OF US: A NOVEL Stewart, Leah

A secret forever changes three grown siblings once raised by their aunt, and the family's fabric starts unraveling one thread at a time.


KASSA GAMBIT Planck, M. C.

It was only a matter of time before the human colonization of the stars led to a small farming planet's massacre. After all, space is home to more than humans. When an outlaw and a cop serving as a double agent discover an alien spaceship among the wreckage on Kassa, the human planet that was mysteriously attacked, Prudence and Lt. Kyle Daspar seek the truth about what happened there. Forget invasion; the truth is even more dangerous.


KINSEY AND ME: STORIES Grafton, Sue

Kinsey Millhone returns in nine short stories pulled from magazines and anthologies, while the 'And Me' section details, through 13 essays, how author Sue Grafton's life differed from the Kinsey Millhone she knows she always had inside of her.


PERFECT MARRIAGE Roby, Kimberla Lawson

Denise and Derrek Shaw, married for 15 years and the parents of a daughter, live the good life. But, they're also drug addicts. Although they attend Narcotics Anonymous meetings, the stress of everyday life and family tragedy causes them to lapse back into old habits. Hoping to save her parents, their daughter, Mackenzie, makes an unexpected move to take matters into her own hands.


SNOW WHITE MUST DIE Neuhaus, Nele

The villagers know who did it, and they're ready to exact justice, themselves. After a woman falls (or is pushed) off a bridge and onto a moving car, police detectives Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein can't get anyone to talk. When it turns out the victim's son was just released from jail, and a pair of teenage girls vanishes from a German village, the detectives know they're racing the clock.


STORYTELLER Picoult, Jodi

A close kinship leads to an impossible request when Sage Singer's friend, an old man she met at the bakery, asks her to kill him. The man claims his death would be justified, and once he explains why, Sage faces a devastating choice.


TRUTH IN ADVERTISING: A NOVEL Kenney, John

Facing an ill, once-abusive father who none of his brothers or sisters plans on visiting, nearly-40 Finbar Dolan reassesses the wedding he recently put a stop to, a canceled vacation, and what a co-worker named Phoebe really means to him as Dolan faces his past to ponder his future.


WINTER WITCH Brackston, Paula

The one with the magic does not speak. A hasty move to marry daughter Morgana off to unsuspecting Cai Bevan, who knows nothing of the rumors that plague her, leads to a life that Morgana starts to love. Then word spreads in her new land, and a sinister force targets those closest to Morgana. Now Morgana must use her magic to defend all she holds dear.


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