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Mommy Book Club

Mommy Book Club meets every other week, discussing one book in portions every month. You don't have to worry about bringing your kids, because we all will!

 

August Selection: Three Women by Lisa Taddeo.

 

Three Women Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781451642292
Availability: Backordered
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - July 9th, 2019

Desire as we’ve never seen it before: a riveting true story about the sex lives of three real American women, based on nearly a decade of reporting.

 

It thrills us and torments us. It controls our thoughts, destroys our lives, and it’s all we live for. Yet we almost never speak of it. And as a buried force in our lives, desire remains largely unexplored—until now. Over the past eight years, journalist Lisa Taddeo has driven across the country six times to embed herself with ordinary women from different regions and backgrounds. The result, Three Women, is the deepest nonfiction portrait of desire ever written and one of the most anticipated books of the year.
 

We begin in suburban Indiana with Lina, a homemaker and mother of two whose marriage, after a decade, has lost its passion. She passes her days cooking and cleaning for a man who refuses to kiss her on the mouth, protesting that “the sensation offends” him. To Lina’s horror, even her marriage counselor says her husband’s position is valid. Starved for affection, Lina battles daily panic attacks. When she reconnects with an old flame through social media, she embarks on an affair that quickly becomes all-consuming.
 

In North Dakota we meet Maggie, a seventeen-year-old high school student who finds a confidant in her handsome, married English teacher. By Maggie’s account, supportive nightly texts and phone calls evolve into a clandestine physical relationship, with plans to skip school on her eighteenth birthday and make love all day; instead, he breaks up with her on the morning he turns thirty. A few years later, Maggie has no degree, no career, and no dreams to live for. When she learns that this man has been named North Dakota’s Teacher of the Year, she steps forward with her story—and is met with disbelief by former schoolmates and the jury that hears her case. The trial will turn their quiet community upside down.
 

Finally, in an exclusive enclave of the Northeast, we meet Sloane—a gorgeous, successful, and refined restaurant owner—who is happily married to a man who likes to watch her have sex with other men and women. He picks out partners for her alone or for a threesome, and she ensures that everyone’s needs are satisfied. For years, Sloane has been asking herself where her husband’s desire ends and hers begins. One day, they invite a new man into their bed—but he brings a secret with him that will finally force Sloane to confront the uneven power dynamics that fuel their lifestyle.
 

Based on years of immersive reporting, and told with astonishing frankness and immediacy, Three Women is a groundbreaking portrait of erotic longing in today’s America, exposing the fragility, complexity, and inequality of female desire with unprecedented depth and emotional power. It is both a feat of journalism and a triumph of storytelling, brimming with nuance and empathy, that introduces us to three unforgettable women—and one remarkable writer—whose experiences remind us that we are not alone.


Three Women Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781451642315
Availability: Available Now
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - July 8th, 2019

Mommy Book Club

Mommy Book Club meets every other week, discussing one book in portions every month. You don't have to worry about bringing your kids, because we all will!

 

August Selection: Three Women by Lisa Taddeo.

 

Three Women Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781451642292
Availability: Backordered
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - July 9th, 2019

Desire as we’ve never seen it before: a riveting true story about the sex lives of three real American women, based on nearly a decade of reporting.

 

It thrills us and torments us. It controls our thoughts, destroys our lives, and it’s all we live for. Yet we almost never speak of it. And as a buried force in our lives, desire remains largely unexplored—until now. Over the past eight years, journalist Lisa Taddeo has driven across the country six times to embed herself with ordinary women from different regions and backgrounds. The result, Three Women, is the deepest nonfiction portrait of desire ever written and one of the most anticipated books of the year.
 

We begin in suburban Indiana with Lina, a homemaker and mother of two whose marriage, after a decade, has lost its passion. She passes her days cooking and cleaning for a man who refuses to kiss her on the mouth, protesting that “the sensation offends” him. To Lina’s horror, even her marriage counselor says her husband’s position is valid. Starved for affection, Lina battles daily panic attacks. When she reconnects with an old flame through social media, she embarks on an affair that quickly becomes all-consuming.
 

In North Dakota we meet Maggie, a seventeen-year-old high school student who finds a confidant in her handsome, married English teacher. By Maggie’s account, supportive nightly texts and phone calls evolve into a clandestine physical relationship, with plans to skip school on her eighteenth birthday and make love all day; instead, he breaks up with her on the morning he turns thirty. A few years later, Maggie has no degree, no career, and no dreams to live for. When she learns that this man has been named North Dakota’s Teacher of the Year, she steps forward with her story—and is met with disbelief by former schoolmates and the jury that hears her case. The trial will turn their quiet community upside down.
 

Finally, in an exclusive enclave of the Northeast, we meet Sloane—a gorgeous, successful, and refined restaurant owner—who is happily married to a man who likes to watch her have sex with other men and women. He picks out partners for her alone or for a threesome, and she ensures that everyone’s needs are satisfied. For years, Sloane has been asking herself where her husband’s desire ends and hers begins. One day, they invite a new man into their bed—but he brings a secret with him that will finally force Sloane to confront the uneven power dynamics that fuel their lifestyle.
 

Based on years of immersive reporting, and told with astonishing frankness and immediacy, Three Women is a groundbreaking portrait of erotic longing in today’s America, exposing the fragility, complexity, and inequality of female desire with unprecedented depth and emotional power. It is both a feat of journalism and a triumph of storytelling, brimming with nuance and empathy, that introduces us to three unforgettable women—and one remarkable writer—whose experiences remind us that we are not alone.


Three Women Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781451642315
Availability: Available Now
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - July 8th, 2019

Tickle My Fantasy Book Club

Tickle My Fantasy

THIRD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*Markswoman by Rati Mehrotra .

 

We request that those participating in our book clubs purchase the book from KBB.

 

 

 

Markswoman (Asiana #1) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062564542
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Voyager - January 23rd, 2018

An order of magical-knife wielding female assassins brings both peace and chaos to their post-apocalyptic world in this bewitching blend of science fiction and epic fantasy—the first entry in a debut duology that displays the inventiveness of the works of Sarah Beth Durst, Marie Lu, and S. J. Kincaid

 

Kyra is the youngest Markswoman in the Order of Kali, a highly trained sisterhood of elite warriors armed with telepathic blades. Guided by a strict code of conduct, Kyra and the other Orders are sworn to protect the people of Asiana. But to be a Markswoman, an acolyte must repudiate her former life completely. Kyra has pledged to do so, yet she secretly harbors a fierce desire to avenge her dead family.

 

When Kyra’s beloved mentor dies in mysterious circumstances, and Tamsyn, the powerful, dangerous Mistress of Mental Arts, assumes control of the Order, Kyra is forced on the run. Using one of the strange Transport Hubs that are remnants of Asiana’s long-lost past, she finds herself in the unforgiving wilderness of desert that is home to the Order of Khur, the only Order composed of men. Among them is Rustan, a young, disillusioned Marksman whom she soon befriends.

 

Kyra is certain that Tamsyn committed murder in a twisted bid for power, but she has no proof. And if she fails to find it, fails in her quest to keep her beloved Order from following Tamsyn down a dark path, it could spell the beginning of the end for Kyra--and for Asiana.

 

But what she doesn’t realize is that the line between justice and vengeance is razor thin . . . thin as the blade of a knife.


Markswoman Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062564566
Availability: Available Now
Published: Harper Voyager - January 22nd, 2018

Mystery Matters Book Club

FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*A High-End Finish by Kate Carlisle.

We request that those participating in our book clubs purchase the book from KBB.

 

A High-End Finish (A Fixer-Upper Mystery #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780451469199
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley - November 4th, 2014

THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING FIXER-UPPER MYSTERY SERIES!

Don't miss the Hallmark Movies & Mystery Originals starring Jewel, based on the Fixer-Upper Mystery series!


In the seaside town of Lighthouse Cove in northern California, everyone knows the best man for the job is actually a woman—contractor Shannon Hammer. But while her home-renovation and repair business is booming, her love life needs work.

On a blind date with real estate agent Jerry Saxton, Shannon has to whip out a pair of pliers to keep Jerry from getting too hands on. She's happy to put her rotten date behind her, but when Jerry’s found dead in a run-down Victorian home that she’s been hired to restore, the town’s attractive new police chief suspects that her threats may have laid the foundation for murder.

Determined to clear her name, Shannon conducts her own investigation—with the help of her four best friends, her eccentric father, a nosy neighbor or two, and a handsome crime writer who’s just moved to town. But as they get closer to prying out the murderer’s identity, Shannon is viciously attacked. Now she’ll have to nail down the truth—or end up in permanent foreclosure...
 


A High-End Finish Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780698153899
Availability: Available Now
Published: Berkley - November 3rd, 2014

Mystery Matters Book Club

FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*Death Comes in through the Kitchen by Teresa Dovalpage.

We request that those participating in our book clubs purchase the book from KBB.

 

Death Comes in through the Kitchen (A Havana Mystery #1) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781641290197
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Soho Crime - April 23rd, 2019

Don’t let the authentic Cuban recipes fool you: This is no cozy mystery. Set in Havana during the Black Spring of 2003, a charming but poison-laced culinary mystery reveals the darker side of the modern Revolution.

Matt, a San Diego journalist, arrives in Havana to marry his girlfriend, Yarmila, a 24-year-old Cuban woman whom he first met through her food blog. But Yarmi isn’t there to meet him at the airport, and when he hitches a ride to her apartment, he finds her lying dead in the bathtub.

With Yarmi’s murder, lovelorn Matt is immediately embroiled in a Cuban adventure he didn’t bargain for. The police and secret service have him down as their main suspect, and in an effort to clear his name, he must embark on his own investigation into what really happened. The more Matt learns about his erstwhile fiancée, though, the more he realizes he had no idea who she was at all—but did anyone?
 


Death Comes in through the Kitchen Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781616958855
Availability: Available Now
Published: Soho Crime - March 19th, 2018

Mommy Book Club

Mommy Book Club meets every other week, discussing one book in portions every month. You don't have to worry about bringing your kids, because we all will!

 

July Selection: A Scandalous Deal by Joanna Shupe.

 

A Scandalous Deal: The Four Hundred Series Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062678911
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Avon - April 24th, 2018

They call her Lady Unlucky…

 

With three dead fiancées, Lady Eva Hyde has positively no luck when it comes to love. She sets sail for New York City, determined that nothing will deter her dream of becoming an architect, certainly not an unexpected passionate shipboard encounter with a mysterious stranger. But Eva’s misfortune strikes once more when she discovers the stranger who swept her off her feet is none other than her new employer.

 

Or is it Lady Irresistible?

 

Phillip Mansfield reluctantly agrees to let the fiery Lady Eva oversee his luxury hotel project while vowing to keep their relationship strictly professional. Yet Eva is more capable—and more alluring—than Phillip first thought, and he cannot keep from drawing up a plan of his own to seduce her.

 

When a series of onsite “accidents” makes it clear someone wants Lady Unlucky to earn her nickname, Phillip discovers he’s willing to do anything to protect her—even if it requires a scandalous deal…


A Scandalous Deal Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062678935
Availability: Available Now
Published: Avon - April 23rd, 2018

Mommy Book Club

Mommy Book Club meets every other week, discussing one book in portions every month. You don't have to worry about bringing your kids, because we all will!

 

July Selection: A Scandalous Deal by Joanna Shupe.

 

A Scandalous Deal: The Four Hundred Series Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062678911
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Avon - April 24th, 2018

They call her Lady Unlucky…

 

With three dead fiancées, Lady Eva Hyde has positively no luck when it comes to love. She sets sail for New York City, determined that nothing will deter her dream of becoming an architect, certainly not an unexpected passionate shipboard encounter with a mysterious stranger. But Eva’s misfortune strikes once more when she discovers the stranger who swept her off her feet is none other than her new employer.

 

Or is it Lady Irresistible?

 

Phillip Mansfield reluctantly agrees to let the fiery Lady Eva oversee his luxury hotel project while vowing to keep their relationship strictly professional. Yet Eva is more capable—and more alluring—than Phillip first thought, and he cannot keep from drawing up a plan of his own to seduce her.

 

When a series of onsite “accidents” makes it clear someone wants Lady Unlucky to earn her nickname, Phillip discovers he’s willing to do anything to protect her—even if it requires a scandalous deal…


A Scandalous Deal Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062678935
Availability: Available Now
Published: Avon - April 23rd, 2018

Mommy Book Club

Mommy Book Club meets every other week, discussing one book in portions every month. You don't have to worry about bringing your kids, because we all will!

 

July Selection: A Scandalous Deal by Joanna Shupe.

 

A Scandalous Deal: The Four Hundred Series Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062678911
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Avon - April 24th, 2018

They call her Lady Unlucky…

 

With three dead fiancées, Lady Eva Hyde has positively no luck when it comes to love. She sets sail for New York City, determined that nothing will deter her dream of becoming an architect, certainly not an unexpected passionate shipboard encounter with a mysterious stranger. But Eva’s misfortune strikes once more when she discovers the stranger who swept her off her feet is none other than her new employer.

 

Or is it Lady Irresistible?

 

Phillip Mansfield reluctantly agrees to let the fiery Lady Eva oversee his luxury hotel project while vowing to keep their relationship strictly professional. Yet Eva is more capable—and more alluring—than Phillip first thought, and he cannot keep from drawing up a plan of his own to seduce her.

 

When a series of onsite “accidents” makes it clear someone wants Lady Unlucky to earn her nickname, Phillip discovers he’s willing to do anything to protect her—even if it requires a scandalous deal…


A Scandalous Deal Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062678935
Availability: Available Now
Published: Avon - April 23rd, 2018

Tickle My Fantasy Book Club

Tickle My Fantasy

THIRD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH

PLEASE NOTE: THIS MONTH'S MEETING HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK A WEEK, AND WILL MEET ON JULY 23

 

*The Turn by Kim Harrison.

 

The Turn: The Hollows Begins with Death Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781501108761
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Pocket Books - October 31st, 2017

#1 New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison returns to her beloved Hollows series with The Turn—the official prequel to the series that will introduce you to a whole new side of Rachel Morgan’s world, featuring Harrison’s signature “spellbinding blend of sharp wit and vivid imagination” (Kelley Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author).

Can science save us when all else fails?

Trisk and her hated rival, Kal, have the same goal: save their species from extinction.

But death comes in the guise of hope when a genetically modified tomato created to feed the world combines with the government’s new tactical virus, giving it an unexpected host and a mode of transport. Plague rises, giving the paranormal species the choice to stay hidden and allow humanity to die, or to show themselves in a bid to save the human race.

Under accusations of scientific misconduct, Trisk and Kal flee across a plague-torn United States to convince leaders of the major paranormal species to save their supposedly weaker kin. Not everyone thinks humanity should be saved, though, and Trisk must fight the prejudices of two societies to prove not only that humanity does have something to offer but also that long-accepted beliefs against women, dark magic, and humanity itself can turn to understanding; that when people are at their worst, the best show their true strength; and that love can hold the world together as a new balance is found.


The Turn Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781501108846
Availability: Available Now
Published: Gallery Books - February 6th, 2017

Mystery Matters Book Club

FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

PLEASE NOTE: THIS MONTH'S MEETING HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK A WEEK DUE TO THE FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY, AND WILL MEET ON JULY 11

 

*Prologue to Murder by Lauren Elliott.

We request that those participating in our book clubs purchase the book from KBB.

 

Prologue to Murder (A Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery #2) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781496720207
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Kensington - April 30th, 2019

After a career working with rare books at the Boston Public Library, Addie Greyborne is back in her seaside New England hometown—where unfortunately, murder is not so rare…

Gossip columnists love a bold-faced name—but “Miss Newsy” at Greyborne Harbor’s local paper seems to specialize in bald-faced lies. She’s pointed a finger of suspicion at Addie after librarian June Winslow never makes it home from a book club meeting. And when June’s found at the bottom of a steep flight of stairs, Addie’s not only dealing with a busybody, but a dead body.

It’s a good thing the guy she’s dating is the police chief. But both the case and her love life get more complicated when a lanky blonde reporter from Los Angeles shows up. She’s trying her hardest to drive a wedge between the couple…as if Addie doesn’t have enough problems dealing with angry townspeople. Despite all the rumors, Addie doesn’t know a thing about the murder—but she plans to find out. And the key may lie in a book about pirate legends that June published. Now she just has to hunt down the clues before she becomes a buried treasure herself…
 


Prologue to Murder Cover Image
$7.59
ISBN: 9781496720238
Availability: Available Now
Published: Kensington Books - April 30th, 2019

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