The suspect : an Olympic bombing, the FBI, the media, and Richard Jewell, the man caught in the middle /
By Alexander, Kent,
Includes bibliographical references."The masterful true-crime account of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing that captured the world's attention, and the heroic security guard-turned-suspect at the heart of it all. On July 27, 1996, a hapless former cop turned hypervigilant security guard named Richard Jewell spotted a suspicious bag in Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park, the town square of the 1996 Summer Games. Inside was a bomb, the largest of its kind in FBI and ATF history. Minutes later, the bomb detonated amid a crowd of fifty thousand people. But thanks to Jewell, it only wounded 111 and killed two, not the untold scores who would have otherwise died. With the eyes of the world on Atlanta, the Games continued. But the pressure to find the bomber was intense. Within seventy-two hours, Jewell went from the hero to the FBI's main suspect. The news leaked and the intense focus on the guard forever changed his life. The worst part: It let the true bomber roam free to strike again. What really happened that evening during the Olympic Games? The attack left a mark on American history, but most of what we remember is wrong. In a triumph of reporting and access in the tradition of the best investigative journalism, former U.S. Attorney Kent Alexander and former Wall Street Journal reporter Kevin Salwen reconstruct all the events leading up to, during, and after the Olympic bombing from mountains of law enforcement evidence and the extensive personal records of key players, including Richard himself. The Suspect, the culmination of more than five years of reporting, is a gripping story of the rise of domestic terrorism in America, the advent of the 24/7 news cycle, and an innocent man's fight to clear his name."--provided by publisher.

Queen Meryl : the iconic roles, heroic deeds, and legendary life of Meryl Streep /
By Carlson, Erin,
Includes bibliographical references (pages [277]-300) and index.Introduction: Gird your loins! -- From geek to Streep -- Runaway Meryl -- Mother Meryl -- Meryl goes nuclear -- Meryl the lion -- Meryl the heartbreaker -- Meryl the martyr -- Middle-aged Meryl -- Meryl the immortal -- Meryl the river goddess -- Meryl the romantic -- Mozart Meryl -- Meryl the wallflower -- Meryl the shape-shifter -- Meryl the editrix -- Meryl the nun -- Meryl masters the art of French cooking -- Meryl the stateswoman -- Meryl the superhero -- A Streeping genius."This is the story of how an awkward, ambitious suburban teen from humble beginnings transformed herself into a high school homecoming queen, and later, the most celebrated actress of our time. Meryl Streep came of age during the women's movement of the seventies, and has worn her activism on her sleeve even when it was unfashionable. As she reached forty, the age when many leading ladies fade away, Streep plunged forward, leaping into roles that interested her and winning a pile of awards along the way. Meanwhile, she remained an unlikely box-office draw, steering The Devil Wears Prada to blockbuster success and critical acclaim. She never tackles the same character twice. Instead, she leverages her rarified platform to channel a range of dynamic, complicated women--Joanna Kramer, Karen Silkwood, Julia Child, Margaret Thatcher, and Katherine Graham, to name a few--rather than play second fiddle to the male lead. Her Streepness will have none of that. Journalist and author Erin Carlson documents all of Meryl's Oscars, accents, causes, memes, friendships, and feuds. Curated with illustrations by artist Justin Teodoro, along with unexpected sidebars, lists, and intermissions, Queen Meryl is a captivating and inspiring portrait of an artis and trailblazer still at the top of her game"--Page 4 of cover.

Tell me no lies /
By Noble, Shelley,
"Lady Dunbridge was not about to let a little thing like the death of her husband ruin her social life. She's come to New York City, ready to take the dazzling world of Gilded Age Manhattan by storm. The social events of the summer have been amusing but Lady Phil is searching for more excitement---and she finds it, when an early morning visitor arrives, begging for her help. After all, Lady Phil has been known to be useful in a crisis. Especially when the crisis involves the untimely death of a handsome young business tycoon. His death could send another financial panic through Wall Street and beyond.With the elegant Plaza Hotel, Metropolitan Museum of Art and the opulent mansions of Long Island's Gold Coast as the backdrop, romance, murder, and scandals abound. Someone simply must do something. And Lady Dunbridge is happy to oblige."--Provided by publisher.

Spurious correlations /
By Vigen, Tyler.
"Military intelligence analyst and Harvard Law student Tyler Vigen illustrates the golden rule that "correlation does not equal causation" through hilarious graphs inspired by his viral website. Is there a correlation between Nick Cage films and swimming pool accidents? What about beef consumption and people getting struck by lightning? Absolutely not. But that hasn't stopped millions of people from going to and asking, "Wait, what?" Vigen has designed software that scours enormous data sets to find unlikely statistical correlations. He began pulling the funniest ones for his website and has since gained millions of views, hundreds of thousands of likes, and tons of media coverage. Subversive and clever, Spurious Correlations is geek humor at its finest, nailing our obsession with data and conspiracy theory"--Includes bibliographical references.Ingestibles -- Science 'n' shit -- Cultural curiosities -- Movers, shakers, moneymakers -- Famous folks.

The bookworm crush /
By Roberts, Lisa Brown,
"Shy bookworm Amy McIntyre is about to compete for the chance to interview her favorite author, who hasn't spoken to the press in years. The only way to win is to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight, but that level of confidence has never come easy. The solution? A competition coach. The problem? The best person for the job is the guy she's secretly crushing on...local surfer celebrity Toff Nichols. He's a player. He's a heartthrob. He makes her forget basic things, like how to breathe. How can she feel any confidence around him? To her surprise, Toff agrees to help. And he's an excellent teacher. Amy feels braver--maybe even brave enough to admit her feelings for him. When their late night practices become less about coaching and more about making out, Amy's newfound confidence wavers. But does Toff really like her or is this just another lesson?" -- Amazon.

Find me /
By Aciman, André,
In this spellbinding exploration of the varieties of love, the author of the bestseller "Call Me by Your Name" revisits its complex and beguiling characters decades after their first meeting. No novel in recent memory has spoken more movingly to contemporary readers about the nature of love.Elio has become a gifted classical pianist in Rome. His father, Samuel, is on a trip from Florence to visit Elio when a chance encounter on the train with a beautiful young woman upends changes his life forever. Elio moves to Paris, where he, too, has a consequential affair. Meanwhile Oliver, now a New England college professor with a family, suddenly finds himself contemplating a return trip across the Atlantic. -- adapted from jacket

Criss cross /
By Patterson, James,
"In a Virginia penitentiary, Alex Cross and his partner, John Sampson, witness the execution of a killer they helped convict. Hours later, they are called to the scene of a copycat crime. A note signed 'M' rests on the corpse. 'You messed up big time, Dr. Cross.' Was an innocent man just put to death? Alex soon realizes he may have much to answer for, as 'M' lures the detective out of the capital to the sites of multiple homicides, all marked with distressingly familiar details--details that conjure up decades-old cases. Details that conjure up Cross family secrets. Details that make clear that M is after a prize so dear that--were the killer to attain it--Cross's heart will no longer have reason to beat" -- Front jacket flap.

The 19th Christmas /
By Patterson, James,
"As the holidays approach, Detective Lindsay Boxer and her friends in the Women's Murder Club have much to celebrate. Crime is down. The medical examiner's office is quiet. Even the courts are showing some Christmas spirit. And the news cycle is so slow that journalist Cindy Thomas is on assignment to tell a story about the true meaning of the season for San Francisco. Then a fearsome criminal known only as 'Loman' seizes control of the headlines. He is planning a deadly surprise for Christmas morning. And he has commissioned dozens of criminal colleagues to take actions that will mask his plans. All that Lindsay and the SFPD can figure out is that Loman's greed -- for riches, for bloodshed, for attention -- is limitless. Solving crimes never happens on schedule, but as this criminal mastermind unleashes credible threats by the hour, the month of December is upended for the Women's Murder Club. Avoiding tragedy is the only holiday miracle they seek."--Provided by publisher.

Right beside you /
By Monroe, Mary,
Felicia Hawkins has a successful career, money in the bank, a solid future... and is hopelessly in love with her co-worker, widower Richard Grimes. Richard has his hands full juggling pre-Christmas work demands and raising two teen daughters. He is drawn to Felicia's calm spirit and determination, and everything they have in common. With messy, well-meaning matchmaking from family and friends, and a long-distance transfer Richard can't refuse, it will take all their courage and compassion to risk opening their hearts to each other. -- adapted from jacket

The Iron Woman /
By Hughes, Ted,
When a giant iron woman arises from a marsh near a waste disposal factory, all men over eighteen turn into water creatures, and an entire country must confront the problems of pollution.
© 1995., Dial Books,

It's a Christmas thing /
By Dailey, Janet,
"Veterinarian J.T. "Rush" Rushford isn't looking forward to Christmas. A year ago Rush's wife divorced him for another man, then broke his heart by revealing that four-year-old Claire was her lover's child. Now he's in Branding Iron, Texas, with his mobile vet practice, just hoping to get through the season. Then something like a Christmas miracle happens: Claire's parents are going on an extended cruise, leaving Rush to take her for the holidays. When Tracy Emerson, a lady judge with a pregnant cat and an aging mutt, takes a liking to the vet and his little girl, this Christmas might be the most joyous of all."--Publisher description.

An Alaskan Christmas /
By Snow, Jennifer,
"If there's one gift Erika Sheraton does not want for Christmas, it's a vacation. Ordered to take time off, the workaholic surgeon reluctantly trades in her scrubs for a ski suit and heads to Wild River, Alaska. Her friend Cassie owns a tour company that offers adventures to fit every visitor. But nothing compares to the adrenaline rush Erika feels on being reunited with Cassie's brother, Reed Reynolds. Gone is the buttoned-up girl Reed remembers. His sister's best friend has blossomed into a strong, skilled, confident woman. She's exactly what his search-and-rescue team needs - and everything he didn't know he craved. The gulf between his life in Wild River and her big-city career is wide. But it's no match for a desire powerful enough to melt two stubborn hearts..."--Publisher.

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Beyond the black door /
By Strickland, AdriAnne,
"Everyone has a soul. Some are beautiful gardens, others are frightening dungeons. Soulwalkers--like Kamai and her mother--can journey into other people's souls while they sleep. But no matter where Kamai visits, she sees the black door. It follows her into every soul, and her mother has told her to never, ever open it. When Kamai touches the door, it is warm and beating, like it has a pulse. When she puts her ear to it, she hears her own name whispered from the other side. And when tragedy strikes, Kamai does the unthinkable: she opens the door"

Legacy /
By Messenger, Shannon,
Ages 8-12."Illusions shatter--and Sophie and her friends face impossible choices--in this astonishing eighth book in the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series. Sophie Foster wants answers. But after a lifetime of lies, sometimes the truth is the most dangerous discovery. Even the smallest secret comes with terrifying new responsibilities. And Sophie's not the only one with blank spots in her past, or mysteries surrounding her family. She and her friends are part of something much bigger than they imagined--and their roles have already been chosen for them. Every clue drags them deeper into the conspiracy. Every memory forces them to question everything--especially one another. And the harder they fight, the more the lines blur between friend and enemy."--provided by publisher.

The shell seekers /
By Pilcher, Rosamunde
© 1989, c1987., Dell,