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Artemis by Andy Weir 

With over 3.5 million copies of his bestselling debut The Martian in print, following that up will be no small task  but Weir seems up to the challenge. Artemis is a heist story set in a city on the Moon with the story and technology very much set in the real world. It's sure to be enjoyed by science fiction and non-science fiction readers alike.  

 

Autonomous by Annalee Newitz 

Newitz is the founder of io9, a popular science and sci-fi blog, and the former editor-in-chief of Gizmodo. Her eagerly anticipated debut features a swashbuckling pharmaceutical pirate and a robot who fall in love while racing to end a drug epidemic. Is freedom possible in a culture where everything, even people, can be owned?

Salt Line by Holly Goddard Jones  

A literary dystopian novel where the United States’ borders have receded behind a salt line that protects its citizens from deadly disease carrying ticks. Few venture outside of the safe zone, except for those willing to pay a fortune to see what is left of nature. The novel follows one of those groups on an adventure outside the border and at the center of a murderous plot.
 


 
 

Meet The Photographer Devin Allen

posted by: August 10, 2017 - 7:00am

Cover Art for A Beautiful Ghetto Baltimore native Devin Allen became only the third amateur photographer to have his work featured on the cover of Time Magazine. During the Baltimore uprising in response to the death of Freddie Gray in 2015, Allen was present with his camera and his photographs were quickly viewed around the country. 

 

With his first book of photographs, A Beautiful Ghetto, Allen shares over 100 of his black and white photos of Baltimore. Local author D. Watkins writes the forward, and his publisher notes that, “In these stunning photographs, Allen documents the uprising as he strives to capture the life of his city and the people who live there. Each photo reveals the personality, beauty and spirit of Baltimore and its people, as his camera complicates popular ideas about the ghetto.”

 

Meet Devin Allen at our Randallstown Branch on Wednesday, August 16 at 7 p.m. Allen will talk about his book, his photography and his beloved Baltimore community. Book sales and signings available following the discussion, provided by The Ivy Bookshop.

 


 
 

Dog Days of Summer

posted by: August 9, 2017 - 12:00am

Cover Art for Hey Boy Two new moving picture books depict expressive child and canine relationships. In Hey, Boy by Benjamin Strouse and illustrated by Jennifer Phelan, a young boy adopts a stray, but his family soon realizes the responsibilities are too much. The dog remains in the boy’s life, though, adopted by another couple living nearby. As boy and dog age, their relationship evolves, until another change reconnects the (now) young man and his (now) old friend. Phelan’s background as a graphic designer is evident in her stylized illustrations and use of generous white space on each page.

 

 

Cover Art for Stay Kate Klise’s Stay: A Girl, a Dog, a Bucket List is illustrated by her equally talented sister, M. Sarah Klise. Eli, a shaggy white and gray pooch has known Astrid ever since her parents brought the newborn home from the hospital. The two have been inseparable, sharing their lives and space together as they age. One day, Astrid notices that Eli’s fur is turning whiter, and he isn’t as quick on his paws as she remembers. She creates a bucket list of things that they will do before Eli becomes too old, and they ride a bike together, enjoy plates of spaghetti and meatballs, and simply sit and stare at the sunset. The illustrations are child-friendly and clearly show the aging process that both girl and dog must accept. Thankfully, neither book ends in tragedy, but both set the stage for helpful discussions between adults and children about the limited lifespans of our furry companions.     
 


 
 

If You Love Rom-Coms

posted by: August 7, 2017 - 7:00am

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Insert Groom Here by K.M. Jackson
This spirited romance could be ripped from the headlines. Eva and Aidan are a likeable duo who meet following a reality television disaster. Funny, heartfelt and spicy, Jackson weaves a tantalizing tale that will captivate from the first page.

 

Serenity Harbor by RaeAnn Thayne
Thayne’s Haven Point is the ideal small town setting for falling in love. The last person Katrina Bailey wants to work for is Bowie Callahan, an arrogant and pushy high-powered tech executive. But she could use the money, and Bowie's little brother Milo, who has autism, needs her help. Familiar faces from previous books in the series are sprinkled throughout adding charm to this hate at first sight tale. 

 

All or Nothing at All by Jennifer Probst
HGTV’s Property Brothers combined with the charm of small town living describes this sexy new romance from Jennifer Probst perfectly. Tristan Pierce left the family business years ago to forge his own identity, but he also left Sydney Greene behind in a hurtful breakup. Life forces his return to Harrington, but is it too late for a second chance at love? 


 
 

Thrillers for the Beach

posted by: August 2, 2017 - 7:00am

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Final Girls by Riley Sager

The sole survivors of three separate horror-movie-scale massacres keep to themselves — until Lisa, the first "Final Girl," winds up dead in her bathtub.

 

The Breakdown by B.A. Paris

After a woman she abandoned is murdered, guilt and paranoia haunt Cass in this tense page-turner from the author of Behind Closed Doors. 

 

The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz 

The best-selling suspense novelist kicks off a new series centered on Jane Hawk, recent widow and the most-wanted fugitive in America.

 

The Good Widow by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke 

A California school teacher investigates the mysterious death of her husband in a car accident on Maui, found in the company of another woman when he was supposed to be on a business trip to Kansas. A fast paced thriller with a sympathetic main character. 


 
 

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