January 2018 Adult Top 10 Picks

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  1. The Wolves of Winter
    by Tyrell Johnson 'Canada'
    Simon & Schuster
    Jan 02, 2018
    FICTION / Literary
    Paperback
    The Wolves of Winter
    by Tyrell Johnson 'Canada'
    Simon & Schuster
    Jan 02, 2018
    FICTION / Literary
    Paperback
    Station Eleven meets The Hunger Games in this ruthless, captivating story of a young woman’s survival in the frozen wilderness of the Yukon after the rest of the world has collapsed.

    As the old world dies, we all must choose to become predators. Or become prey.

    The old world has been ravaged by war and disease, and as far as Lynn McBride is concerned, her family could be the last one left on earth. For seven years, the McBrides have eked out a meagre existence in the still, white wilderness of the Yukon. But this is not living. This is survival on the brink.

    Into this fragile community walk new threats, including the enigmatic fugitive, Jax, who holds secrets about the past and, possibly, keys to a better future. And then there’s Immunity, the pre-war organization that was supposed to save humankind from the flu. They’re still out there, enforcing order and conducting experiments—but is their work for the good of humankind or is something much more sinister at play? In the face of almost certain extinction, Lynn and her family must learn to hunt as a pack or die alone in the cold.

    Breakout debut novelist Tyrell Johnson weaves a captivating tale of humanity stretched far beyond its breaking point, of family and the bonds of love forged when everything else is lost. Reminiscent of Station Eleven and The Hunger Games, this is a classic and enthralling post-apocalyptic adventure and a celebration of the human spirit.
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  2. The Immortalists
    by Chloe Benjamin
    G.P. Putnam's Sons
    Jan 09, 2018
    FICTION / Literary
    Hardcover
    The Immortalists
    by Chloe Benjamin
    G.P. Putnam's Sons
    Jan 09, 2018
    FICTION / Literary
    Hardcover
    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    “A captivating family saga.”—The New York Times Book Review

    “You won’t be able to put it down.”The Skimm (Skimm Reads Pick)

    “This literary family saga is perfect for fans of Celeste Ng and Donna Tartt.”—People Magazine (Book of the Week)


    “A sprawling, enchanting family saga.”—Entertainment Weekly (The Must List)

    A dazzling family love story reminiscent of Everything I Never Told You from a novelist heralded by Lorrie Moore as a “great new talent.”

    If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life?


    It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children—four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness—sneak out to hear their fortunes.

    The prophecies inform their next five decades. Golden-boy Simon escapes to the West Coast, searching for love in '80s San Francisco; dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician, obsessed with blurring reality and fantasy; eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor post-9/11; and bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality.

    A sweeping novel of remarkable ambition and depth, The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.
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  3. Need to Know
    by Karen Cleveland
    Doubleday Canada
    Jan 23, 2018
    FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
    Paperback
    Need to Know
    by Karen Cleveland
    Doubleday Canada
    Jan 23, 2018
    FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
    Paperback
    A chilling psychological thriller from a CIA insider: in hot pursuit of a Russian spy ring on U.S. soil, a CIA analyst uncovers a deadly secret that will test her loyalty to the agency--and to her family. The Expats meets The Americans meets The Girl Before.

    Vivian and Matt are a seemingly normal suburban couple, experiencing the same struggles as many North American families: juggling work and children, budgeting for a house in a decent school district. They're in love and life is good. Though Vivian can't share much about her CIA assignment with him, Matt has always been supportive, and his job as a software engineer allows him the flexibility needed to raise their four kids. But when she makes a startling discovery researching the CIA's Russian account, everything about her life and her marriage is cast in a new light--forcing her to make impossible and dangerous choices before she loses her job, her family and her life.
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  4. The Imam of Tawi-Tawi
    by Ian Hamilton 'Canada'
    Spiderline
    Jan 06, 2018
    FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
    Paperback
    The Imam of Tawi-Tawi
    by Ian Hamilton 'Canada'
    Spiderline
    Jan 06, 2018
    FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
    Paperback

    Ava has spent two nights luxuriating in a hotel in Yunnan Province with the actress Pang Fai, with whom she has begun a secret relationship. She receives an urgent phone call from Chang Wang, the right hand to the billionaire Tommy Ordonez and one of Uncle’s oldest friends. Years ago, Ava and Uncle helped Tommy recover $50 million in a land swindle.

    Chang asks Ava to fly to Manila to meet with his friend, Senator Miguel Ramirez. Ramirez asks Ava to investigate a college in Tawi-Tawi, an island province in the Philippines, which he suspects is training terrorists. Ava’s investigation leads to a partnership with a CIA agent, and together they attempt to stop an international plot, horrific in size and scope, only to have it turn on them. Ava’s judgement and morals — which Uncle helped her forge — are tested like never before.

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  5. The Questionable Behavior of Dahlia Moss
    by Max Wirestone
    Redhook
    Jan 09, 2018
    FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
    Paperback
    The Questionable Behavior of Dahlia Moss
    by Max Wirestone
    Redhook
    Jan 09, 2018
    FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
    Paperback
    Veronica Mars meets the World of Warcraft in this mystery romp with a hilarious heroine.

    Working for a games development company is my dream job. So, when a slightly sketchy lawyer offered me the opportunity, I had to take it! Who cares that the company has some quirks? No job is perfect. Some questionable, but probably totally normal issues:
    • A mysterious whistle-blower is posting the industry's dirty laundry on Reddit.
    • An unidentified corpse is in the staff room.
    • The game under development is for filthy casuals, and unwisely involves matching talking peppermints.
    • My job, technically speaking, is "Industry Spy."
    It's all just a typical day at the office. Right?

    Dive into Dahlia Moss's brilliant, bonkers mystery and enjoy pure, geeky fun!

    Dahlia Moss Mysteries
    The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss
    The Astonishing Mistakes of Dahlia Moss
    The Questionable Behavior of Dahlia Moss

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  6. The Grave's a Fine and Private Place
    by Alan Bradley 'Canada'
    Doubleday Canada
    Jan 30, 2018
    FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / General
    Hardcover
    The Grave's a Fine and Private Place
    by Alan Bradley 'Canada'
    Doubleday Canada
    Jan 30, 2018
    FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / General
    Hardcover
    "The world's greatest adolescent British chemist/busybody/sleuth" (The Seattle Times), Flavia de Luce, returns in a twisty new mystery novel from award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Alan Bradley.

    In the wake of an unthinkable family tragedy, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is struggling to fill her empty days. For a needed escape, Dogger, the loyal family servant, suggests a boating trip for Flavia and her two older sisters. As their punt drifts past the church where a notorious vicar had recently dispatched three of his female parishioners by spiking their communion wine with cyanide, Flavia, an expert chemist with a passion for poisons, is ecstatic. Suddenly something grazes against her fingers as she dangles them in the water. She clamps down on the object, imagining herself as Ernest Hemingway battling a marlin, and pulls up what she expects will be a giant fish. But in Flavia's grip is something far better: a human head, attached to a human body. If anything could take Flavia's mind off sorrow, it is solving a murder—although one that may lead the young sleuth to an early grave.
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  7. This Fallen Prey
    by Kelley Armstrong 'Canada'
    Doubleday Canada
    Jan 30, 2018
    FICTION / Thrillers / Crime
    Hardcover
    This Fallen Prey
    by Kelley Armstrong 'Canada'
    Doubleday Canada
    Jan 30, 2018
    FICTION / Thrillers / Crime
    Hardcover
    A new spine-tingling thriller from the bestselling master of edge-of-your-seat stories.

    When Casey Duncan first arrived at Rockton, the off-the-grid, isolated community built as a haven for people running from their pasts, she had no idea what to expect. There are no cell phones, no internet, no mail and no way of getting in or out without the town council's approval. She certainly didn't expect to become the town homicide detective. But, the very last thing she expected was for the council to drop a dangerous criminal into their midst without a plan to keep him imprisoned. And she never thought that she'd have to be responsible for him.

    The longer Oliver Brady stays in town, the more people seem to die around him. When evidence begins piling up that someone inside Rockton is working as his accomplice, Casey races to figure out who exactly Brady is and what crimes he's truly responsible for committing.

    With dangerous secrets and heart-stopping twists, This Fallen Prey is Kelley Armstrong's most gripping thriller yet.
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  8. This Love Story Will Self-Destruct
    by Leslie Cohen
    Gallery Books
    Jan 23, 2018
    FICTION / Women
    Paperback
    This Love Story Will Self-Destruct
    by Leslie Cohen
    Gallery Books
    Jan 23, 2018
    FICTION / Women
    Paperback
    This is the classic tale of boy meets girl: Girl…goes home with someone else.

    Meet Eve. She’s a dreamer, a feeler, a careening well of sensitivities who can’t quite keep her feet on the ground, or steer clear of trouble. She’s a laugher, a crier, a quirky and quick-witted bleeding-heart-worrier.

    Meet Ben. He’s an engineer, an expert at leveling floors who likes order, structure, and straight lines. He doesn’t opine, he doesn’t ruminate, he doesn’t simmer until he boils over.

    So naturally, when the two first cross paths, sparks don’t exactly fly. But then they meet again. And again. And then, finally, they find themselves with a deep yet fragile connection that will change the course of their relationship—possibly forever.

    Follow Eve and Ben as they navigate their twenties on a winding journey through first jobs, first dates, and first breakups; through first reunions, first betrayals and, maybe, first love. This is When Harry Met Sally reimagined; a charming tale told from two unapologetically original points of view. With an acerbic edge and heartwarming humor, debut novelist Leslie Cohen takes us on a tour of what life looks like when it doesn’t go according to plan, and explores the complexity, chaos, and comedy in finding a relationship built to last.
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  9. Still Me
    by Jojo Moyes
    Pamela Dorman Books
    Jan 30, 2018
    FICTION / Women
    Hardcover
    Still Me
    by Jojo Moyes
    Pamela Dorman Books
    Jan 30, 2018
    FICTION / Women
    Hardcover
    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Jojo Moyes, a new book featuring her iconic heroine of Me Before You and After You, Louisa Clark

    Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She steps into the world of the superrich, working for Leonard Gopnik and his much younger second wife, Agnes. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her new job and New York life.

    As she begins to mix in New York high society, Lou meets Joshua Ryan, a man who brings with him a whisper of her past. Before long, Lou finds herself torn between Fifth Avenue where she works and the treasure-filled vintage clothing store where she actually feels at home. And when matters come to a head, she has to ask herself: Who is Louisa Clark? And how do you find the courage to follow your heart—wherever that may lead?

    Funny, romantic, and poignant, Still Me follows Lou as she discovers who she is and who she was always meant to be—and to live boldly in her brave new world.
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  10. In Every Moment We Are Still Alive
    by Tom Malmquist
    Melville House
    Jan 30, 2018
    FICTION / Biographical
    Hardcover
    In Every Moment We Are Still Alive
    by Tom Malmquist
    Melville House
    Jan 30, 2018
    FICTION / Biographical
    Hardcover
    Amazon Book of the Month ?? Indies Introduce 2017 ?? Indies Next Pick

    "In Every Moment We Are Still Alive is a tremendous feat of emotional and artistic discipline. ... a triumph
    ."— New York Times Book Review

    Acclaimed on the front page of the New York Times Book Review, a stunning tour de force telling a powerful tale of love, loss, and redemption

    In Every Moment We Are Still Alive tells the story of a man whose world has come crashing down overnight: His long-time partner has developed an fatal illness, just as she is about to give birth to their first child ... even as his father is diagnosed with cancer.

    Reeling in grief, Tom finds himself wrestling with endless paperwork and indecipherable diagnoses, familial misunderstandings and utter exhaustion while trying simply to comfort his loved ones as they begin to recede from him.

    But slowly, amidst the pain and fury, arises a story of resilience and hope, particularly when Tom finds himself having to take responsibility for the greatest gift of them all, his newborn daughter.

    Written in an unforgettable style that dives deep into the chaos of grief and pain, yet also achieves a poetry that is inspiring, In Every Moment We Are Still Alive is slated to become one of the most stirring novels of the year.
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