This week's list of books now available at the Miami Public Library spans genres from mythological fiction to suspense thriller to a touching illustrated manual for getting through life after the loss of a parent.
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A Breath After Drowning by Alice Blanchard
A child psychiatrist faces her deepest personal fears after a troubled girl left at the hospital ward seems to know a great deal about her past, including the hazy evidence surrounding her sister’s murder sixteen years prior.
Circe by Madeline Miller
Follows Circe, the banished witch daughter of Helios, as she hones her powers and interacts with famous mythological beings before a conflict with one of the most vengeful Olympians forces her to choose between the worlds of the gods and mortals.
The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson
Johnson documents the astonishing 2009 theft of an invaluable collection of ornithological displays from the British Museum of Natural History by a talented American musician, tracing the author's years-long investigation to track down the culprit and understand his motives, which were possibly linked to an obsession with the Victorian art of salmon fly-tying.
How It Happened by Michael Koryta
After a troubled teen, no stranger to the law, admits to her involvement in a brutal murder, Rob Barrett, an FBI investigator and interrogator stakes his reputation on her confession only to have the information she provided prove false.
How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan
The best-selling author of The Omnivore's Dilemma presents a groundbreaking investigation into the medical and scientific revolution currently taking place in the field of psychedelic drugs, drawing on a range of experiences to trace the criminalization of such substances as LSD and psychedelic mushrooms and how they may offer treatment options for difficult health challenges.
The Outsider by Stephen King
In the aftermath of a boy's brutal murder in Flint City, a local detective is forced to arrest a popular Little League coach who, in spite of an alibi, presents with open-and-shut evidence that is called into question when the suspect's true nature and the realities of the crime come to light.
Overkill by Ted Bell
After his son is kidnapped while on vacation in the Swiss Alps, counterspy Alex Hawke calls on his trusted colleagues and recruits a top hostage rescue team, but an unexpected threat complicates their mission.
Shakespeare’s Landlord by Charlaine Harris
While trying to prove her innocence in the murder of her landlord, Lily Bard, karate student and cleaning service proprietor, finds plenty of skeletons in the closets of Shakespeare, Arkansas.
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
Years after growing up in the care of a group of mysterious protectors who served in unspecified ways during World War II, a young man endeavors to piece together the truth about his parents and the unconventional education he received.
What to Do When I’m Gone by Suzy Hopkins & Hallie Bateman
A mother-daughter team present a manual of quirky, colorful step-by-step instructions and advice from a mother for her daughter to follow after she is no longer alive to provide it, from choosing a life partner to baking a quiche.