So many books, so many genres. The following Baker and Taylor lease novels are now available at the Geneva Sharp Branch of the Cedar County Library, 717 East St., Stockton. The library is open from 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday.
“A Dog Named Beautiful: A Marine, A Dog and a Long Road Trip Home” by Rob Kugler, nonfiction. A medically retired Marine describes the indelible role of his beloved chocolate lab in his recovery from war injuries and the loss of his brother, recounting the poignant road journey they shared in the final months of his dog's life.
“Aloha Rodeo: Three Hawaiian Cowboys” by David Wolman, U.S. history. Traces the lesser-known role of three Hawaiian cowboys who indelibly shaped the early 20th-century west, detailing how their careers influenced post-annexation Hawaiian identity, island ranching and the rodeo culture of Cheyenne.
“Cari Mora” by Thomas Harris, suspense. A ruthless man driven by unspeakable appetites to pursue a fortune in cartel gold finds his efforts challenged by a war survivor with unusual talents.
“Dark Storm” by Karen Harper, romance. When her sister goes missing from a butterfly conservatory, forensic psychologist Claire Markwood and her criminal-lawyer husband, Nick, uncover shattering family secrets, in a conclusion to the six-book series which began with “Chasing Shadows”.
“Hot Shot” by Fern Michaels, suspense. When lawyer Lizzie Fox’s husband, Cosmo Cricket, is left critically injured after being shot by an unknown assailant, the men of BOLO Consultants head straight for Las Vegas to comfort Lizzie — and to uncover a dangerous enemy in the City of Sin.
“Lake of the Ozarks: My Surreal Summers of Vanishing America” by Bill Geist, autobiography. An Emmy Award-winning CBS Sunday Morning correspondent reflects on his coming of age in the American heartland resort of the Lake of the Ozarks and traces his evolution as a man and a writer.
“The Never Game” by Jeffery Deaver, suspense. Searching for a missing woman in Silicon Valley, an expert tracker is pitted against dark elements in the billion-dollar gaming industry and a serial killer who stages scenes from his favorite game.
“Night Window” by Dean Koontz, suspense. When people under Arcadian control begin showing signs of violent instability, Jane Hawk and her growing band of supporters prepare for an ultimate battle to determine America's future.
“Queen Bee” by Dorothea Benton Frank, general fiction. A Sullivan's Island beekeeper navigates her demanding hypochondriac mother and flamboyant rival sister while immersing herself in the lives of two young neighbor boys and their widowed father.
“Robert B. Parker’s Buckskin” by Robert Knott, historical fiction. A campaign for sheriff in Appaloosa is thrown into turmoil by a nearby gold strike and a dangerous snowstorm, pitting marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch against rival mining factions and a vicious serial killer.
“The Road Home” by Richard Paul Evans, general fiction. A conclusion to the trilogy including “The Broken Road” and “The Forgotten Road” finds Charles struggling with his ex-wife's engagement while continuing his pilgrimage toward Santa Monica along the iconic Route 66.
“The Summoning” by Heather Graham, romance. A startling manifestation during a séance at her Savannah bed-and-breakfast prompts Kristi Stewart to partner with investigator Dallas Wicker, who ties the property's history to the suspicious death of a colleague.
“Sunset Beach” by Mary Kay Andrews, romance. Reluctantly accepting a job at her estranged father's law firm in the aftermath of her mother's passing, Drue is tangled in a decades-old mystery that threatens everyone she loves.
“Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens, historical fiction. This book goes back and forth in time to tell the story of Kya Clark a.k.a. the Marsh girl. It is a tale of resiliency, survival, hope, love, loss, loneliness, desperation, prejudice, determination and strength.
“Yankee Widow” by Linda Lael Miller, historical fiction. Protecting her child and Gettysburg farm at the height of the Civil War, a widow faces difficult choices when she offers shelter to a dedicated Union soldier, a passionate Southern rebel and a pregnant fugitive slave.