The woman in cabin 10 / Ruth Ware (2015 suspense, F Ware)
Assigned to review an exclusive North Sea luxury cruise, travel journalist Lo Blacklock witnesses a woman being thrown overboard and is baffled when all passengers remain accounted for, a nightmare that unravels as Lo struggles to convince everyone that what she saw was real.
The power of habit : why we do what we do in life and business / Charles Duhigg (2012 non-fiction, 158.1 Duhigg)
Identifies the neurological processes behind behaviors, explains how self-control and success are largely driven by habits, and shares scientifically-based guidelines for achieving personal goals and overall well-being by adjusting specific habits.
The book of hygge : the Danish art of contentment, comfort, and connection / Louisa Thomsen Brits ; photography by Susan Bell (2017 non-fiction, 158.1 Brits)
A full-color lifestyle guide to the centuries-old Danish art of togetherness and contentment shares advice for incorporating hygge practices into everyday life, from making coffee together at breakfast and sharing meals to sitting beside a fire or snuggling into bed with a good book.
Everyday finances for the everyday family / Mike Yorkey (2015 non-fiction, 332.024 Yorkey)
Full of advice and engaging stories from consumers just like you, Everyday Finances for the Everyday Family takes the mystery out of s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g your dollars.
The white queen / Philippa Gregory (2009 historical fiction, F Gregory)
A tale inspired by the War of the Roses follows the conflict from the perspective of Elizabeth Woodville, who ascends to royalty and fights for the well-being of her family, including two sons whose imprisonment in the Tower of London precedes a devastating unsolved mystery.
Anna Karenina : a novel in eight parts / Leo Tolstoy (2002 ed historical fiction, F Tolstoy)
Tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and thereby exposes herself to the hypocrisies of society. Set against a vast and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, the novel’s seven major characters create a dynamic imbalance, playing out the contrasts of city and country life and all the variations on love and family happiness.
Dad is fat / Jim Gaffigan (2013 non-fiction, 814.6 Gaffigan)
The popular comedian and actor shares his misadventures as an unlikely father of five, presenting full-length accounts of the experiences referenced in his popular tweets, from his formative years in a large Irish-Catholic family, to his middle-of-the-night diaper-changing foibles, to his struggles to lull tyrannical tots to sleep.
Maine : a novel / J. Courtney Sullivan (2011 fiction, F Sullivan)
Descending on a family beach house won in a bet years earlier, three generations of women gradually impart difficult respective secrets including a pregnancy, a terrible crush and a deeply held resentment for past misdeeds.
The vacationers / Emma Straub (2014 fiction, F Straub)
Celebrating their thirty-fifth anniversary and their daughter’s high-school graduation during a two-week vacation in Mallorca, Franny and Jim Post confront old secrets, hurts, and rivalries that reveal sides of themselves they try to conceal.
What remains : a memoir of fate, friendship, and love / Carole Radziwill (2005 memoir, 92 Radziwell)
What Remains begins with loss and returns to loss. A small plane plunges into the ocean, carrying John Kennedy, Anthony’s cousin, and Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, Carole’s closest friend. Three weeks later Anthony dies of cancer. The summer of the plane crash, the four friends were meant to be cherishing Anthony’s last days. Instead, Carole and Anthony mourned John and Carolyn, even as Carole planned her husband’s memorial.