The following fiction and nonfiction titles will be available at Baltimore County Public Library as of April 26.

"The Grace of Kings" by Ken Liu


Liu is known to science fiction buffs as a great short story writer. Now he gives us his debut novel, the start of an epic series. Scheming royalty and warring factions bring to mind "Game of Thrones," with a basis in Asian culture.

"Nonna's House" by Jody Scaravella

The recipes from the "Italian grandmothers" at Enoteca Maria, a Staten Island restaurant, are both homey comfort food and delicious fine dining.

"The Russian Bride" by Ed Kovacs

An American spy and a Russian mobster, along with his gorgeous niece, combine to make this page-turning thriller entertaining — and the start of a new series.

"How I Shed My Skin" by Jim Grimsley

Grimsley grew up in rural North Carolina, not knowing anything but the racist views the adults in his world seemed to hold. As he grew up and away, his views changed, even as those of the world changed a lot more slowly.

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