Books, Bytes & More Newsletter - July 2024

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Featured Items

Camino Ghosts

by John Grisham


Dark Isle off the Florida coast is said to be cursed: drownings, disappearances and hauntings have been the fate of intruders. The people who lived there were once enslaved. Now abandoned, it is the target of greedy developers. Lovely Jackson is the last survivor and claims to be its legal owner. But there is not a shred of evidence to prove that is true. It's unlikely that the developers will be deterred by the claims of one old woman. They have millions; Lovely only has Steve Mahon, a pro bono environmental lawyer, and Mercer Mann, a floundering novelist, to fight in her corner. With the court case looming and the bulldozers waiting to roll in, Steve and Mercer are in a race against time to unearth the truth behind Lovely's story and save the legacy of the island.

You Like It Darker: Stories

by Stephen King


Delving into the darker part of life -- both metaphorical and literal, the legendary storyteller and expert in short fiction presents this exhilarating collection of 12 tales, many never-before-published, about fate, mortality, luck and the folds in reality where anything can happen. In "Rattlesnakes," a sequel to Cujo, a grieving widower travels to Florida for respite and instead receives an unexpected inheritance with major strings attached. In "The Dreamers," a taciturn Vietnam vet answers a job ad and learns that there are some corners of the universe best left unexplored. King's ability to surprise, amaze, and bring us both terror and solace remains unsurpassed. Each of these stories holds its own thrills, joys, and mysteries; each feels iconic. You like it darker? You got it.

Long After We Are Gone

by Terah Shelton Harris


'Don't let the white man take the house.' These are the last words King Solomon says to his son before he dies. Now all four Solomon siblings must return to North Carolina to save the Kingdom, their ancestral home and 200 acres of land, from a development company, who has their sights set on turning the valuable waterfront property into a luxury resort. While fighting to save the Kingdom, the siblings must also save themselves from the secrets they've been holding onto. As the Solomons come together to fight for the Kingdom, each of their façades begins to crumble and collide in unexpected ways. Told in alternating viewpoints, Long After We Are Gone is a searing portrait on the power of family and letting go of things that no longer serve you, exploring the burden of familial expectations, the detriment of miscommunication, and the lessons and legacies we pass on to our children.

Lies and Weddings

by Kevin Kwan


Rufus Leung Gresham, future Duke of Greshambury and son of a former Hong Kong supermodel has a problem: the legendary Gresham Trust has been depleted by decades of profligate spending, and behind all the magazine covers and Instagram stories manors and yachts lies nothing more than a gargantuan mountain of debt. The only solution, put forth by Rufus's scheming mother, is for Rufus to attend his sister's wedding at a luxury eco-resort, a veritable who's-who of sultans, barons, and oligarchs, and seduce a woman with money. Should he marry Solène de Courcy, a French hotel heiress with honey blond tresses and a royal bloodline? Should he pursue Martha Dung, the tattooed venture capital genius who passes out billions like lollipops? Or should he follow his heart, betray his family, squander his legacy, and finally confess his love to the literal girl next door, the humble daughter of a doctor, Eden Tong?

The End of Everything: How Wars Descend into Annihilation

by Victor Davis Hanson


War can settle disputes, topple tyrants, and bend the trajectory of civilization sometimes to the breaking point. From Troy to Hiroshima, moments when war has ended in utter annihilation have reverberated through the centuries, signaling the end of political systems, cultures, and epochs. Though much has changed over the millennia, human nature remains the same. Modern societies are not immune from the horror of a war of extinction. In The End of Everything, military historian Victor Davis Hanson narrates a series of sieges and sackings that span the age of antiquity to the conquest of the New World to show how societies descend into barbarism and obliteration.

The Situation Room

by George Stephanopolos


George Stephanopoulos recounts never-before-told crises that decided the course of history, from the place 12 presidents made their highest-pressure decisions: the White House Situation Room. Created under President Kennedy, the Sit Room has been the epicenter of crisis management for presidents for more than six decades. Time and again, the decisions made within the Sit Room complex affect the lives of every person on this planet. Detailing close calls made and disasters narrowly averted, The Situation Room will take readers through dramatic turning points in a dozen presidential administrations, including: after both Presidents Kennedy and Reagan were shot, the moment when Henry Kissinger raised the military alert level to DEFCON III while President Nixon was drunk in the White House residence, when President Carter asked for help from secret government psychics to rescue American hostages in Iran, the harrowing hours during the 9/11 attack, new details from Obama administration officials leading up to the raid on Osama Bin Laden, and a first-ever account of January 6th from the staff inside the Sit Room.

The Weight of Nature

by Clayton Page Aldern


The march of climate change is stunning and vicious, with rising seas, extreme weather, and oppressive heat blanketing the globe. But its effects on our very brains constitute a public-health crisis that has gone largely unreported. Based on seven years of research, this book by the award-winning journalist and trained neuroscientist Clayton Page Aldern, synthesizes the emerging neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral economics of global warming and brain health. A masterpiece of literary journalism, this book shows readers how a changing environment is changing us today, from the inside out. Aldern calls it the weight of nature. How we feel about climate change matters deeply; but this is a book about much more than climate anxiety. As Aldern richly details, it is about the profound, direct action of global warming on our brains and behavior--and the most startling portrait yet of unforeseen environmental influences on our minds.

Toxic Prey

by John Sandford


Gaia is dying. That, at least, is what renowned expert in tropical and infectious diseases Dr. Lionel Scott believes. Scott knows that it is truly humanity itself that will destroy Gaia. It's only by removing the threat that the planet can continue to prosper, and Scott is just the right man for the job. When Scott then disappears without a trace, Letty Davenport is tasked with tracking down any and all leads. Scott's connections to sensitive research into virus and pathogen spread has multiple national and international organizations on high alert, make him the last person they'd like to go missing. As the web around Scott becomes more tangled, Letty calls in her father Lucas to help her lead a group of specialists to find Scott as soon as possible. But as they begin to uncover startling and disturbing connections between Scott and Gaia conspiracists, their worst fears are confirmed, and it quickly becomes a race to find him before the virus he created becomes the perfect weapon. 

The Light Eaters

by Zoë Schlanger


It takes tremendous biological creativity to be a plant. To survive and thrive while rooted in a single spot, plants have adapted ingenious methods of survival. In recent years, scientists have learned about their ability to communicate, recognize their kin and behave socially, hear sounds, morph their bodies to blend into their surroundings, store useful memories that inform their life cycle, and trick animals into behaving to their benefit, to name just a few remarkable talents. The Light Eaters is a deep immersion into the drama of green life and the complexity of this wild and awe-inspiring world that challenges our very understanding of agency, consciousness, and intelligence. In looking closely, we see that plants, rather than imitate human intelligence, have perhaps formed a parallel system. Zoë Schlanger takes us across the globe, digging into her own memories and into the soil with the scientists who have spent their waking days studying these amazing entities up close.

Finding Margaret Fuller

by Allison Pataki


Young, brazen, beautiful, and unapologetically brilliant, Margaret Fuller accepts an invitation from Ralph Waldo Emerson to meet his coterie of enlightened friends. There she becomes "the radiant genius and fiery heart" of the Transcendentalists, a role model to a young Louisa May Alcott, an inspiration for Nathaniel Hawthorne, a friend to Henry David Thoreau as he ventures out to Walden Pond and a muse to Emerson. But Margaret craves more than poetry and interpersonal drama. And so she charts a singular course against a backdrop of dizzying historical drama: From Boston, where she hosts a salon for students like Elizabeth Cady Stanton; to the editorial meetings of The Dial magazine, where she hones her pen as its co-founder; to Harvard's library, where she is the first woman permitted entry; to the gritty New York streets where she spars with Edgar Allan Poe and reports on Frederick Douglass. When the legendary editor Horace Greeley offers her an assignment in Europe, Margaret again makes history as the first female foreign news correspondent. With a star-studded cast and sweeping, epic historical events, this is a story of an inspiring trailblazer, a woman who loved big and lived even bigger - a fierce adventurer who transcended the rigid roles ascribed to women and changed history, all on her own terms.

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All Northwest Regional Library System Locations will be CLOSED on Thursday, JULY 4 for Independence Day.


**Locations will be closed by 5 p.m. on July 3rd.

Time to Update your Library PIN

New Library Card PIN must be 8 characters long and include both letters & numbers. You can update online through My Account or at the library when you borrow your next book!

Adventure Begins at Your Library

Children's Summer Library Programming

Image from Miss Calliope's From the Soil to the Stars performance at the Bay County Public Library to kickoff the Adventure Begins at Your Library Summer Programming.


Bay County Public Library

Adventures on Safari (Animal Tales: ZooSafari)

Wednesday, July 3 at 2 p.m. CT


Adventures in Library Olympics

Wednesday, July 10 at 2 p.m. CT


Preschool Storytime (Ages 3 - 5 with Caregiver)

Thursdays, July 11 and 18 at 10:30 a.m. CT


Family Game Day (Families with Children Ages 6 +)

Saturday, July 27 from 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. CT


All programs on the Bay County Public Library Facebook page and the library website.

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Zoo fari Animal Tales visit with a Boa being held by presenter and 6 kids and another image of presenter holding a bunny from Bristol

Image from Animal Tales Zoo-Fari visit at the Harrell Memorial Public Library in Bristol of just a few of the fun animals that came to the library!


Panama City Beach Public Library

Animal Tales Zoo-Fari Earth Adventure Wednesday, July 3 at 10 a.m. CT


LEGO Club (Ages 7 - 11) Registration Required

Tuesday, July 9 at 4 p.m. CT

*Call 850-233-5055 or visit the library to register.


Pirate Adventure on the High Seas of the Library

Wednesday, July 10 at 10 a.m. CT

**Dress as a pirate, join a scavenger hunt and take a walk on the plank - or rather a StoryWalk outside!


All programs on the Panama City Beach Public Library Facebook page or the library website.


Summer Reading programs are generously sponsored by the Panama City Beach Library Foundation.


Parker Public Library

Space Adventures Storytime and Craft (Ages 3 - 6)

Saturday, July 13 at 11 a.m. CT


Space LEGO Club (Ages 6 - 11)

Saturday, July 13 at 12:30 p.m. CT


Family Board Games (Families)

Saturday, July 20 at 11 a.m. CT


All programs on the Parker Public Library Facebook page of the library website.


Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library in Port St. Joe

Lego Club (Ages 9 - 12)

Mondays, July 1, 15 and 19 at 4 p.m. ET


Take a Hike! (Preschool)

Monday, July 8 at 11 a.m. ET

Port St Joe PreSchool Storytime

Image from a Summer "Down on the Farm" Preschool Storytime.


Lego Club (Ages 5 - 8)

Mondays, July 8 and 22 at 4 p.m. ET


Take a Hike! (School Age)

Tuesday, July 9 at 11 a.m. ET 


Nintendo Switch (Ages 6 and up)

Thursday, July 11 at 4 p.m. ET


Introduction to Spanish (ages 6+)

Fridays, July 12, 19, and 26 at 11 a.m. ET

**Each class will go with the weekly summer reading theme. The final meeting will be a Fiesta!


Campout! (Preschool)

Monday, July 15 at 11 a.m. ET


Celebration of Reading (Preschool)

Monday, July 22 at 11 a.m. ET


Celebration of Reading (School Age)

Tuesday, July 23 at 11 a.m. ET


Pokémon Collectors Club (Ages 6 and up)

Thursday, July 25 at 4 p.m. ET


Chess Club (All Ages)

Mondays at 2:30 - 5 p.m. ET 


Crafternoon Programs

Thursday, July 11, 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. ET

**Children under 7 should be accompanied by an adult. Crafternoon on July 25 is Jewelry Making and not suitable for children under 3.


All programs on the Port St Joe - Corrinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library Facebook page or the library website.


Charles Whitehead Public Library in Wewahitchka

LEGO Club

Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. CT


Scrabble (All Ages)

Monday, July 1 at 2 p.m. CT


Adventures We Will Go (Ages 1 - 5)

Tuesday, July 2 at 10 a.m. CT


Travel Adventures (Ages 6 - 12) Friday, July 5 at 3 p.m. CT


Outdoor Scavenger Hunt! (Families)

Monday, July 8 at 3 p.m. CT


Adventures in the Dark (Ages 1- 5)

Tuesday, July 9 at 10 a.m. CT

*Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal to spend the night at the library!


Scouting Adventures (Ages 6 - 12)

Friday, July 12 at 3 p.m. CT

**The Boy and Girl Scouts will join us to talk about their clubs followed by activities and crafts!


Make Blue Ocean Slime (Families)

Monday, July 15 at 3 p.m. CT


Catch the Reading Bug (Ages 1 - 5)

Tuesday, July 16 at 10 a.m. CT


Kids Sewing Class (Ages 9 - 10) Registration Required, class of 6.

Two-part class on July 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. CT.

**Please register by July 9. Visit or call the library at 850-639-2419.


Fish and Wildlife Adventures (Ages 6 - 12)

Friday, July 19 at 3 p.m. CT

**Presented by Bryce Gerber, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Game Warden.


Rocks & Crystals! (Families - Registration Required)

Monday, July 22 at 3 p.m. CT

**Call the library at (850) 639-2419 to register.


Pirate Celebration Party (Ages 1 - 5) Tuesday, July 23 at 10 a.m. CT


Smokey the Bear's 80th Birthday Party and Reading Celebration (Ages 6 - 12)

Friday, July 26 at 3 p.m. CT


All programs on the Wewahitchka - Charles Whitehead Public Library Facebook page or the library website.

Harrell Memorial Public Library in Bristol

Game Day - Mario Kart and More!

Wednesday, July 10 at 11 a.m. ET


Archaeology Adventures

with the Florida Public Archaeology Network

Wednesday, July 17 at 11 a.m. ET


LEGO Club (Ages 6 - 12)

Thursday, July 18 at 4 p.m. ET


All programs on the Liberty County Public Libraries Facebook page or the library website.


Jimmy Weaver Memorial Library in Hosford

Summer Storytime Adventures: Sharks!

Saturday, July 13 at 11 a.m. ET


Summer Storytime Adventures: Turtles and Reefs

Saturday, July 27 at 11 a.m. ET


Arts and Crafts (All Ages)

Come by the library and check out a new weekly craft or art project that is available to do in person or as a grab and go project!


All programs on the Jimmy Weaver Memorial Library Facebook page or the library website.

Summer Reading Incentives

Adventure Begins at Your Library with illustration of children pirates playing in the pages of a book

Bay County Libraries (Bay County Public Library, Panama City Beach Public Library and Parker Public Library):

Camp Read S'More, Weekly Raffle, and Brag Tag Reading incentive prizes have been generously sponsored by the Bay County Public Library Foundation (https://bcplfoundation.org/) to encourage kids to visit the library this summer and pick up more books!


Camp Read S’More Reading Challenge (Ages 6 - 11) - July

Pick up the Summer Reading Adventure log at any of the Bay County library locations. Complete all 10 adventures to receive a prize! One reading log per child. Turn in completed log at any Bay County location: Bay County Public Library, Parker Public Library, and Panama City Beach Public Library. Prizes available while supplies last.


Weekly Adventure Themed Raffle (Ages 6 - 11)

Each day you visit the library, you can enter a raffle drawing for a cool ‘adventure’ themed prize! New winners will be selected each week wrapping up on July 13.


Summer Reading Brag Tag (Children and Teens) - July

Check out an item with a children’s or teen's library card for an “Adventure Begins at Your Library” Brag Tag for your backpack! Visit the front desk at any Bay County library location. One per library card, available while supplies last.


Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Library in Port St. Joe:

Camp Read S’More Reading Challenge (Ages 6 - 11)

June & July

Pick up the Summer Reading Adventure log and complete all 10 adventures to receive a prize! One reading log per child.


Weekly Adventure Themed Raffle (Ages 6 - 11)

June 10 - July 26

Each day you visit the library, you can enter a raffle drawing for a cool ‘adventure’ themed prize! Each week, new winners will be selected, with a drawing for three grand prize winners at the end of the summer!


Charles Whitehead Public Library in Wewahitchka:

Camp Read S’More Reading Challenge (Ages 3 - 12) - July

Pick up the Summer Reading Adventure log and complete all 10 adventures to receive a prize! One reading log per child.


Smokey Bear Reading Challenge (Ages 3 - 12) - July

Pick up your reading log and read three or more books on wildfire prevention or the environment to receive a prize. Next complete at least one activity for each section to receive your badges along with additional prizes.


Harrell Memorial Public Library in Bristol:

Summer Reading Challenge

Pick up a reading log to join us for the summer reading challenge! Earn a brag tag for every 20 books read. Ten brag tag designs to collect (while supplies last). For every visit to the library along with book check out, you will also receive a chance to enter a drawing for an adventure bag filled with fun things! Drawing winner will be selected on July 25.

Teen Library Programming

Bay County Public Library Teen Giveaway prize is an out of print tote bag of a skeleton reading and text says 'one more chapter' and a bookmark

Bay County Public Library

Teen Summer Reading Giveaway (Ages 12 - 18) 

Fill out a reading survey and turn it in to Youth Services for a chance to win a prize! One survey per teen. A winner will be selected after July 12th. 


Adulting Adventure: Meal Planning (Ages 14-18)

Tuesday, July 2 from 2 - 4 p.m. CT

Learn how to meal plan, grocery shop on a budget, and make microwave brownies. Please bring one microwave safe mug to use.

**Call 850-522-2118 or visit the library to register.


VR Adventure Party (Ages 14-18)

Tuesday, July 9 from 2 - 4 p.m. CT

Play video games on our VR console and make crafts!

**Call 850-522-2118 or visit the library to register.


Upcycled Origami with Kat: Crab (YouTube)

Wednesday, July 10 at 2 p.m. CT


Teen Game Night

Wednesday, July 31 from 4 - 6 p.m. CT


All programs on the Bay County Public Library Facebook page and the library website.


Corinne Gibson Memorial Public Library in Port St. Joe

Young Adult Book Club (Ages 15 - 18)

Monday, June 24 at 12 p.m. ET

**Action/Adventure Genre


Crafternoon Programs

Thursday, June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27 at 2 p.m. ET

**Children under 7 should be accompanied by an adult.


All programs on the Port St Joe - Corrinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library Facebook page or the library website.

Adult and Family Library Programming
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Bay County Public Library

Program in Meeting Room unless otherwise noted.


Summer Reading Book Bingo for Adults (June 3 - July 30)

Pick up a Book Bingo card in the Adult Services Department. Once you complete, turn in your Book Bingo for a chance to win a prize!!


Let's Talk Native Plants with Sandhills Native Nursery

Friday, July 12 at 10 a.m. CT

**Also a Plant swap. Bring a plant, take a plant.


BCPL Book Club

Thursday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m. CT

None of This is True by Lisa Jewell

**Email rfillingame@nwrls.com for a copy of the book to borrow thanks to the Bay County Public Library Foundation or if attending by Zoom.


Justice on the Block Legal Clinic

Tuesday, July 16 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. CT


Michael Lister Author Talk and Book Release - Gone in the Night

Wednesday, July 17 at 5:30 p.m. CT


11th Street Dulcimer Group

Friday, July 19 at 2 p.m. CT

**Email sburris@nwrls.com for music set list or if attending by Zoom. 


Write the SciFi Adventure that Begins @ Your Library!

Saturday, July 20 from 2 - 4 p.m. CT

Introduction to the Parker Solar Probe presented by Khelsea Rantanen, NASA Solar System Ambassador. Then, write a 500-word short story in a speedwriting contest!!


Bay County Veterans Services: Veterans Town Hall (Q & A)

Thursday, July 25 at 2 p.m. CT


Crafternoon @ The Library

Friday, July 26 from 2 - 4 p.m. CT

**Bring craft project. Beverages provided by the Friends of the Bay County Public Libraries.


All programs on the Bay County Public Library Facebook page and the library website.

Panama City Beach Public Library 

Sea Needles

Fridays from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. CT

**Bring your knitting or craft project.


Beach Book Club

Thursday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m. CT

Queen Bee by Dorthea Benton Frank

**Email shill@nwrls.com for Zoom invitation or meet at the library! Extra copies of the book have been provided by the Bay County Public Library Foundation. Check the front desk to see if there is a copy available!


Humana Health Education Class: Medicare 101

Wednesday, June 19 at 2 p.m. CT

**Light refreshments provided.

WJHG Chapter Chat Book Club

Tuesday, July 30 at 2 p.m.

The Queen's Faithful Companion by Eliza Knight

**Jessica Foster and Mel Zosh from WJHG News Channel 7 will lead Chapter Chat Book Club. Stay tuned for a special announcement for July's Chapter Chat!! Extra copies of the monthly title provided by the Bay County Public Library Foundation. Visit or call the front desk to see if a copy is available! Light refreshments provided.


All programs on the Panama City Beach Public Library Facebook page or the library website.



Parker Public Library

Crafternoon at the Library

Saturday, July 27 at 1 p.m. CT

**Bring your current craft project!


All programs on the Parker Public Library Facebook page of the library website.


Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library in Port St. Joe

Seaside Stitchers

Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. ET

**Bring your current knitting or needlework project.


Chess Club (All Ages)

Mondays at 2:30 - 5 p.m. ET


Writers Group

Tuesdays, July 9 and 23 at 10:30 a.m. ET


Geocaching Workshop with Botanist Scott Davis

Tuesday, July 9 at 2 p.m. ET


Crafternoon with Kathie: Mod-podge Shell Dish

Thursday, July 11 at 2 p.m. ET

**Children under 7 should be accompanied by an adult.


Ask-a-Master Gardener

Saturday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m. ET


Yoga for Everybody (Afterhours Class/Donation to Library)

Saturday, July 13 at 2 p.m. ET


Gulf County’s Birds of Prey with Nelson Mongiovi

Tuesday, July 16 at 2 p.m. ET


Ask-a-Master Gardener

Saturday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m. ET


Yoga for Everybody (Afterhours Class/Donation to Library)

Saturday, July 13 at 2 p.m. ET


Crafternoon with Marilyn: Paracord Bracelets

Thursday, July 18 at 2 p.m. ET

**Children under 7 should be accompanied by an adult.


The Tall Ship Governor Stone with Colleen Reilly

Tuesday, July 23 at 2 p.m. ET


Crafternoon with Marilyn: Jewelry-making

Thursday, July 25 at 2 p.m. ET

**Children under 7 should be accompanied by an adult. This project is not suited for ages 3 and under.


All programs on the Port St Joe - Corrinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library Facebook page or the library website.

Charles Whitehead Public Library in Wewahitchka

Scrabble (All Ages)

Monday, July 1 at 2 p.m. CT


Friends of the Wewahitchka Library Monthly Meeting

Thursday, July 11 at 10 a.m. CT


Freshwater Turtles presented by Florida Coastal Conservancy

Saturday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m. CT


Busy Bee Readers Book Club

Monday, July 29 at 2 p.m. CT

**Contact the library at 850-639-2419 for book club title.


All programs on the Wewahitchka - Charles Whitehead Public Library Facebook page or the library website.


Harrell Memorial Public Library in Bristol

Legal Services of Northwest Florida Legal Clinic

Tuesday, July 18 from 1 - 3 p.m. ET

**Bring all documentation related to your legal question.


All programs on the Liberty County Public Libraries Facebook page or the library website.


Jimmy Weaver Memorial Library in Hosford

The Book Buzz

Thursday, July 11 at 2 p.m. ET


Creative Crafters (Adults and Teens 16+)

Thursday, July 11 at 3 p.m. ET

**Bring your current craft project.


All programs on the Jimmy Weaver Memorial Library Facebook page or the library website.

New eBooks and eAudiobooks

The Unwedding

by Ally Condie



Ellery Wainwright is alone at the edge of the world. She and her husband, Luke, were supposed to spend their twentieth wedding anniversary together at the luxurious Resort at Broken Point in Big Sur, California. But now she’s traveling solo. To add insult to injury, there’s a wedding at Broken Point scheduled during her stay. When Ellery discovers the body of the groom floating in the pool in the rain, she realizes that she is not the only one whose future is no longer guaranteed.

The Rom-Commers

by Katherine Center


Emma Wheeler longs to be a screenwriter. She's spent her life studying and writing romantic comedies that win contests! But she's also the sole caretaker for her kind-hearted dad, who needs full-time care. She gets a chance to re-write a script for famous screenwriter Charlie Yates — The Charlie Yates! — it's a break too big to pass up. Emma's younger sister steps in for caretaking duties, and Emma moves to L.A. for 6-weeks for the writing gig of a lifetime. But Charlie Yates doesn't want to write with anyone.

Eruption

by Michael Crichton and James Patterson


The master of the techno-blockbuster joins forces with the master of the modern thriller to create the most anticipated mega bestseller in years.  Michael Crichton, creator of Jurassic Park, ER, Twister, and Westworld, had a passion project he’d been pursuing for years, ahead of his untimely passing in 2008. Knowing how special it was, his wife, Sherri Crichton, held back his notes and the partial manuscript until she found the right author to complete it: James Patterson, the world’s most popular storyteller.

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