SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer has sworn to defend against all enemies, foreign and domestic. As Lindsay prepares to celebrate her own daughter's birthday, she clashes with rising Chief Charlie Clapper over a family case.When a distraught mother pleads with Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas to investigate the disappearance...
Great Circle: A novel
Author: Maggie Shipstead
After being rescued as infants from a sinking ocean liner in 1914, Marian and Jamie Graves are raised by their dissolute uncle in Missoula, Montana. There--after encountering a pair of barnstorming pilots passing through town in beat-up biplanes--Marian commences her lifelong love affair with flight. At fourteen she drops...
Author: John Sandford
An off-duty Coast Guardsman is fishing with his family when he calls in some suspicious behavior from a nearby boat. It's a snazzy craft, slick and outfitted with extra horsepower, and is zipping along until it slows to pick up a surfaced diver . . . a diver who was apparently alone, without his own boat, in the middle...
Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage
Author: Anne Lamott
On the House: A Washington Memoir
Author: John Boehner
"A memoir by former speaker of the house John Boehner"--
The Newcomer: A Novel
Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Letty Carnahan is in trouble. She's on the run from New York City; she has her four-year-old niece, Maya in tow, and her sister was found dead in the entry hall of her glamorous townhome. Letty believes she knows who did it: her sister's awful, money-grubbing ex-husband, Eli Wingfield.Letty can't forget her sister...
Author: Jean Hanff Korelitz
Publisher: Celadon Books
Jacob Finch Bonner was once a promising young novelist with a respectably published first book. Today, he's teaching in a third-rate MFA program and struggling to maintain what's left of his self-respect; he hasn't written -- let alone published -- anything decent in years. When Evan Parker, his most arrogant...
Author: Stephen King
SOMETIMES GROWING UPMEANS FACING YOUR DEMONS The son of a struggling single mother, Jamie Conklin just wants an ordinary childhood. But Jamie is no ordinary child. Born with an unnatural ability his mom urges him to keep secret, Jamie can see what no one else can see and learn what no one else can learn. But the cost of using...
Beautiful Things: A Memoir
Author: Hunter Biden
Publisher: Gallery Books
When he was two-years-old, Hunter Biden was badly injured in a car accident that killed his mother and baby sister. In 2015, he suffered the devastating loss of his beloved big brother, Beau, who died of brain cancer at the age of forty-six. These hardships were compounded by the collapse of his marriage and a years-long...
Think Again: The Power of Knowing...
Author: Adam Grant
Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world, there's another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability to rethink and unlearn. In our daily lives, too many of us favor the comfort of conviction over the discomfort of doubt. We listen to opinions that...