Now that we are open for browsing, we have restarted the Bestseller Express.  This is a collection of popular books, sponsored by the Curtis Friends, and available only to Curtis patrons.  They cannot be reserved or renewed — check out period is 7-days.  Here are some titles we have just added to the Bestseller Express collection. Come in to browse the collection — it may be your lucky day!

The Cellist by Daniel Silva, Gabriel Allon series #21

After the fatal poisoning of a Russian billionaire, art restorer and spy Gabriel Allon is led to a musical virtuoso who may hold the key to the truth as well as to secret channels of money and influence that threaten the very stability of the global order.

Fallen by Linda Castillo, Kate Burkholder novel #13

In New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo’s new thriller, a rebellious Amish woman leaves the Plain life, but the secrets she takes with her will lead Chief of Police Kate Burkholder down a dark path to danger and death.

It’s Better this Way by Debbie Macomber

After divorce shatters her family, one woman’s struggle to pick up the pieces finally leads to a new beginning–but is the past truly behind her? Author Debbie Macomber explores the powerful intersections of love and family in this poignant novel.

The Wonder Test by Michelle Richmond

While trying to balance single motherhood with her job of solving complex counterintelligence puzzles, recently widowed FBI Agent Lina Connerly must also summon her strengths and investigative instincts when students at her son’s high school go missing and then reappear under mysterious circumstances on abandoned beaches.

Choose Me by Tess Gerritsen and Gary Braver

Detective Frankie Loomis investigates a pregnant college student’s fatal fall off her apartment balcony and believing there is more to the story than suicide, uncovers a number of sordid secrets that implicate one of her professors.

Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix

A real-life “final girl”–the one girl always left standing at the end of a horror movie, Lynette Tarkington, who survived a massacre 22 years ago, along with five other final girls, works to overcome her past until someone becomes determined to take their lives apart again, piece by piece.

What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad

Looking at the global refugee crisis through the eyes of a child, this dramatic story follows Vanna who comes to the rescue of a 9-year-old Syrian boy who has washed up on the shores of her small island and is determined to do whatever it takes to save him.

The Hollywood Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal, Maggie Hope mysteries #10

In 1943 Los Angeles, American-born secret agent and British spy Maggie Hope comes to the aid of her old flame after his fiancé is murdered, and soon discovers that things aren’t always the way they appear in movies.

Wayward by Dana Spiotta

In 2016, 52-year-old Samantha Raymond, as her life begins to unravel, flees her suburban existence — and her family — as she struggles with how to be a wife, a mother and a daughter in a country that is coming apart at the seams

False Witness by Karen Slaughter

Defense attorney Leigh Collier is taken aback when she discovers her new, high profile case will be defending her childhood abuser.

Irish Hostage  by Charles Todd, Bess Crawford series #12

British World War I nurse Bess Crawford travels to Ireland for her best friend’s wedding and unravels a dark, deceptive plot when the bridegroom goes missing in the latest addition to the series.

Silver Tears by Camilla Lackberg, Faye Adelheim series #2

In this riveting novel of seduction, deceit and female power, three generations of women, who have survived in hiding from the men who sought to destroy them, find that secrets always end in tears.

The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller

While staying at “The Paper Palace” — the family summer place she has visited every summer of her life, 50-year-old Elle must decide between the life she has built with her husband and the life she always imagined she would have had with her childhood love.

The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel

Raised in the unforgiving wilderness of eastern Europe after being kidnapped, a young German woman, in 1941, vows to teach a group of Jews fleeing the Nazi terror how to survive in the forest until she is betrayed as her past and present collide.

Intimacies by Katie Kitamura

Seeking a fresh start an interpreter takes a position at the International Court at The Hague and is drawn into numerous personal dramas, including her lover’s ongoing entanglement in his marriage and her friend witnessing a random act of violence.

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