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Queens Library starts the new year off with the latest bestsellers

The weather may not have been frightful as 2015 wound down, but it appears as if winter is finally here in 2016. What better way to spend a cold day than curled up with a good book. Fortunately, the Queens Library has the latest bestsellers to warm your soul. Romance, thrillers, memoirs and more, from such literati as Tami Hoag, Joyce Carol Oates and Stuart Woods, are among this month’s new arrivals. Visit your local branch or www.queenslibrary.org to request any of the following:

Guest Room

The Guest Room
By Chris Bohjalian
ISBN-13: 9780385538893
Street Date*: January 5, 2016
When the bachelor party her husband is hosting goes wrong, Kristin finds her life spiraling into a nightmare of accusations and betrayal while a girl hired to provide entertainment at the party flees for her life from gangsters.

Spark Joy

Spark Joy
By Marie Kondo
ISBN-13: 9781607749721
Street Date*: January 5, 2016
Marie Kondo’s follow-up to her best-selling book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” is an illustrated master manual on her renowned KonMari Method with item-specific guidance and step-by-step folding illustrations.

Blackout

Blackout
By David Rosenfelt
ISBN-13: 9781250055316
Street Date*: January 5, 2016
New Jersey state police officer Doug Brock is placed on indefinite suspension after his long pursuit of criminal, Nicholas Bennett, is abruptly cut short when Bennett kills someone close to Brock, and Brock’s life begins spiraling out of control. But Brock continues an off-the-books investigation and he finds himself immersed in a desperate search for truth once again, regardless of the danger.

The Bitter Season

The Bitter Season
By Tami Hoag
ISBN-13: 9780525954552
Street Date*: January 12, 2016
#1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag returns with a Kovac and Liska case that will delight fans and new readers alike. A murder from the past. A murder from the present. And a life that was never meant to be… reunite the restless Liska and old partner Kovac. But could the connection between a cold case murder and recent brutal slaying ultimately undo and doom the two for good?

My Name is Lucy Barton

My Name is Lucy Barton
By Elizabeth Strout
ISBN-13: 9781400067695
Street Date*: January 12, 2016
After an appendix operation puts her in the hospital, New York writer Lucy Barton reconnects with her estranged mother as the pair reminisce about the past.

Scandalous Behavior

Scandalous Behavior
By Stuart Woods
ISBN-13: 9780399174681
Street Date*: January 12, 2016
New York City cop-turned-Manhattan law firm rainmaker Stone Barrington confronts a particularly challenging adversary whose nefarious schemes test the limits of Barrington’s skills.

Orphan X

Orphan X
By Gregg Hurwitz
ISBN-13: 9781250067845
Street Date*: January 19, 2016
Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He’s Orphan X, raised and trained as part of the off-the-books black box “Orphan” program, designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence assets, i.e. assassins. Now, someone is on Evan’s tail, someone with similar skills and training, who knows Orphan X and will exploit Evan’s every weakness to eliminate him.

Man without a Shadow

The Man without a Shadow
By Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN-13: 9780062416094
Street Date*: January 19, 2016
While studying Elihu Hoopes, the most famous amnesiac in history, neuroscientist Margot Sharpe embarks on an illicit relationship with her subject.

Swans of Fifth

The Swans of Fifth Avenue
By Melanie Benjamin
ISBN-13: 9780345528698
Street Date*: January 26, 2016
The New York Times bestselling author of “The Aviator’s Wife” returns with a triumphant new novel about New York’s “Swans” of the 1950s—and the scandalous, headline-making, and enthralling friendship between literary legend Truman Capote and peerless socialite Babe Paley.

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The Ex
By Alafair Burke
ISBN-13: 9780062390486
Street Date*: January 26, 2016
Twenty years ago Olivia Randall ruined the life of her former fiancé, Jack Harris. Now she has the chance to save it. She’s is one of New York City’s best criminal defense lawyers. When she hears that Harris has been arrested for a triple homicide—and one of the victims was connected to his wife’s murder three years earlier—there is no doubt in her mind as to his innocence. The only question is, who would go to such great lengths to frame him… and why?

*Street dates can be subject to change depending upon the book’s publisher.

For these bestsellers and more, visit the Queens Library website @ www.queenslibrary.org.
Queens Library is an independent not-for-profit corporation and is not affiliated with any other library system.

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