Top 3 Hardcover Fiction

Flame and the Mist by Renee Ahdieh (Putnam $17.99) Available at the Moravian Book Shop. Click to order online or for more information.
The only daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has always known she’d been raised for one purpose and one purpose only: to marry. Never mind her cunning, which rivals that of her twin brother, Kenshin, or her skills as an accomplished alchemist. Since Mariko was not born a boy, her fate was sealed the moment she drew her first breath. So, at just seventeen years old, Mariko is sent to the imperial palace to meet her betrothed, a man she did not choose, for the very first time. But the journey is cut short when Mariko’s convoy is viciously attacked by the Black Clan, a dangerous group of bandits who’ve been hired to kill Mariko before she reaches the palace. The lone survivor, Mariko narrowly escapes to the woods, where she plots her revenge. Dressed as a peasant boy, she sets out to infiltrate the Black Clan and hunt down those responsible for the target on her back.
Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton (Random House $17.99) Available at the Moravian Book Shop. Click to order online or for more information.
Adam has just been diagnosed with schizophrenia. He sees and hears people who aren’t there: Rebecca, a beautiful girl who understands him; the Mob Boss, who harasses him; and Jason, the naked guy who’s unfailingly polite. It should be easy to separate the real from the not real, but Adam can’t. Still, there’s hope. As Adam starts fresh at a new school, he begins a drug trial that helps him ignore his visions. Suddenly everything seems possible, even love. When he meets Maya, a fiercely intelligent girl, he desperately wants to be the great guy that she thinks he is. But then the miracle drug begins to fail, and Adam will do anything to keep Maya from discovering his secret.
The Lines We Cross by Randa Abdel-Fattah (Scholastic $18.99) Available at the Moravian Book Shop. Click to order online or for more information.
Michael usually concerns himself with basketball and hanging out with his friends, but every once in a while, his parents drag him to meetings and rallies with their anti-immigrant group. And it all makes sense to Michael. Until Mina, a beautiful girl from the other side of the protest lines, shows up at his school, and turns out to be funny, smart -- and a Muslim refugee from Afghanistan. Suddenly, his parents’ politics seem much more complicated. Mina has already had a long and arduous journey leaving behind her besieged home in Afghanistan, and the frigid welcome at her new school is daunting. She just wants to settle in and help her parents get their restaurant up and running. But nothing about her new community will be that easy. As tensions increase, lines are drawn. Michael has to decide where he stands. Mina has to protect herself and her family. Both have to choose what they want their world to look like.

Top 3 Paperback Fiction

The Hike by Drew Magary (Penguin $25.00) Available at the Moravian Book Shop. Click to order online or for more information.
When Ben, a suburban family man, takes a business trip to rural Pennsylvania, he decides to spend the afternoon before his dinner meeting on a short hike. Once he sets out into the woods behind his hotel, he quickly comes to realize that the path he has chosen cannot be given up easily. With no choice but to move forward, Ben finds himself falling deeper and deeper into a world of man-eating giants, bizarre demons, and colossal insects. Bitingly funny and emotionally absorbing, Magary’s novel is a remarkably unique addition to the contemporary fantasy genre. It’s one that draws as easily from the world of classic folk tales as it does from video games. In The Hike, Magary takes readers on a daring odyssey away from our day-to-day grind and transports them into an enthralling world propelled by heart, imagination, and survival. From the author of The Postmortal, this is a fantasy saga unlike any you’ve read before, an unforgettable adventure of what a man will endure to return to his family.
Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase (Putnam $16.00) Available at the Moravian Book Shop. Click to order online or for more information.
The four Alton children spend every day of the hot Cornish summer playing games on sun-baked lawns or building dens in the dark woods. Endless days of laughter and fun, without an adult in sight. But no one can foresee the storm that will bring it all to a tragic end. Afterwards, Black Rabbit Hall, their home, with its endless corridors and ancient creaking clocks, is a twisted and changed place, set to steal the last vestiges of their childhood and innocence. A home that not all of the Altons will be strong enough to survive. Now, thirty years later, a message from one of the Alton children is discovered carved into an old oak tree. Could the tangled truth of that terrible summer finally creep into the light? Or should some secrets be left in the past for good?
The Bones of Paradise by Jonis Agee (William Morrow $15.99) Available at the Moravian Book Shop. Click to order online or for more information.
Ten years after the 7th Calvary massacred more than 200 Lakota men, women, and children at Wounded Knee; disaster strikes again when J. B. Bennett, a white rancher, and Star, a young Native American woman, are murdered in a remote meadow on J. B.’s land. The deaths bring together the scattered members of the Bennett family. As the mystery of these twin deaths unfolds, the history of the dysfunctional Bennett’s and their damning secrets are revealed exposing the conflicted heart of a nation caught between past and future. A kaleidoscopic portrait of misfits, schemers, chancers, and dreamers, Jonis Agee’s bold new novel is a panorama of America at the dawn of a new century. A beautiful evocation of this magnificent, blood-soaked land. The Bones of Paradise is a remarkable achievement: a mystery, a tragedy, a romance, and an unflagging exploration of the beauty and brutality, tenderness and cruelty that defined the settling of the American west.

Top 3 Pennsylvania Books

Historic Barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania by Gregory Huber (Schiffer $50.00) Available at the Moravian Book Shop. Click to order online or for more information.
This is the story of barns across Southeastern Pennsylvania, perfect for anyone who has ever admired a barn on an old country lane. The area east of the Susquehanna River and South of the Blue Mountains is also known as The Flea Market Book for Vendors and Shoppers by Manny Luftglass (Gone Fishin’ Enterprises $50.00) Available at the Moravian Book Shop.
Finally a book that addresses the questions asked by folks who go to flea markets as both buyers and sellers. This book tells readers where twenty five of the best-known markets in Pennsylvania and New Jersey that are open nearly the entire year-round. Comprised of two lists, one by name and the other by town making it easy for readers to search.The book also provides telephone numbers, days and hours they are open, as well as  information about food services, toilet facilities, and so much more. This book even gives tips for a prospective buyer; such as, how to Discovering Gettysburg by W. Stephen Coleman il Tim Hartman (Savas Beatie $25.00) Available at the Moravian Book Shop. Click to order online or for more information.
Gettysburg.  Does any other single word in any language invoke so much passion and angst, enthusiasm and sadness, as do those ten letters? Gettysburg is a small charming city nestled in south-central Pennsylvania, but in so many ways it beggars description. For about half the year its streets are mainly empty, its businesses quiet, the weather cold and blustery. However, in the other months this magical place literally teems with hundreds of thousands of visitors, bustling streets, shops, and more than a handful of unique characters; whose fan base spans the globe. Then there is the battle--the event--of the Civil War. The battle that raged there during the first days of July 1863 at the price of more than 50,000 casualties have forever stamped that place with its passion and angst and enthusiasms. Its monuments and guns and plaques tell the story of the colossal clash of arms and societies, just as its National Cemetery bears silent witness to at least part of the cost of that bloody event. Discovering Gettysburg is rather unconventional. But so is the place, the event, and the experience of that hallowed ground.

Top 3 Children's Picture Books

Lock and Key: The Initation by Ridley Pearson (Harper Collins Children $17.99) Available at the Moravian Book Shop. Click to order online or for more information.
In the pantheon of literature’s more impressive villains, Sherlock Holmes’s greatest nemesis, James Moriarty, stands alone. As Sir Arthur Conan Doyle describes him in the classic tale “The Final Solution,” Moriarty is a genius, a philosopher, and a spider in the center of his web. He is the Napolean of crime—and now, for the first-time ever, New York Times bestselling novelist Ridley Pearson explores the origins of his evil ways. Ridley Pearson re-imagines the origins of the epic rivalry between Sherlock Holmes and James Moriarty. Set in modern times and focusing on Moriarty’s bone-chilling beginnings, this middle grade mystery-adventure series will upend everything you thought you ever knew about Sherlock Holmes—and the true nature of evil.
Perijee & Me by Ross Montgomery (Wendy Lamb Books $16.99) Available at the Moravian Book Shop. Click to order online or for more information.
Perijee and Me is a hilarious and touching story about an unusual friendship, a heart-stopping adventure, and the power of kindness when you’re faced with an alien invasion. If E.T. the Extra Terrestrial is still “right here” in your heart, then you’re sure to fall hard for the misunderstood Perijee and the one girl who’s desperate to save him. Main character, Caitlin, is the only young person living on Middle Island. On the first day of vacation, she finds a tiny alien on the beach. Caitlin becomes close to her secret friend, whom she names Perijee, teaching him everything about her world and treating him like a brother. There’s only one problem: Perijee won’t stop growing. And growing . . . Caitlin will have to convince the adults around her—and Perijee himself—that the creature they see as a terrifying monster is anything but.
The Devlin Quick Mysteries: Into the Lion’s Den by Linda Fairstein (Dial Books for Young Readers $16.99) Available at the Moravian Book Shop. Click to order online or for more information.
With all of the heart-pounding excitement that made her internationally bestselling Alexandra Cooper series a hit, Linda Fairstein paves the way for another unstoppable heroine . . . even if she is only twelve. Someone has stolen a page from a rare book in the New York Public Library. At least, that’s what Devlin’s friend Liza thinks she’s seen, but she can’t be sure. Any other kid might not see a crime here, but Devlin Quick is courageous and confident, and she knows she has to bring this man to justice—even if it means breathlessly racing around the city to collect evidence. But who is this thief? And what could the page—an old map—possibly lead to? With her wits, persistence, and the help of New York City’s finest (and, okay, a little bit of help from her police commissioner mother, too), Dev and her friends piece the clues together to uncover a mystery that’s bigger than anyone expected—and more fun, too.