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O’Brien Books

A complete list of all the books purchased with funds bequeathed to the Winthrop Public Library by Mr. Thomas L. O’Brien Jr.

The list of 323 books is complete through June 30, 2017.  Click on any title to request that book through our catalog.


  • 004.165 Wis 2017
    Wise, Wendy L
    Anyone can create an app : beginning iPhone and iPad programming
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:Do you have a fantastic idea for an iPhone app but no idea how to bring it to life? Great news! With the right tools and a little practice, anyone can create an app. This book will get you started, even if you’ve never written a line of computer code.



  • 128.46 Jen 2017
    Jenkins, Carrie
    What love is : and what it could be
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:A philosopher offers her new theory on the nature of romantic love that brings together its humanistic and scientific components and explains how our acceptance of non-traditional relationships–including homosexual, interracial and non-monogamous ones–will continue to evolve in the future.–Publisher’s description.,”What is love? A pounding heart? A mystical connection? Love, we are told, can be felt but not defined. No wonder so many of us fall back on the advice that love is something we shouldn’t overthink. Though trying to understand love feels like an insurmountable task, the reality is that we urgently need to think more about it. Love is of immense importance and many of us frame our whole lives around it. Tidy definitions of love describing it as “just chemicals” or “just a construct” are unsatisfactory. As philosopher Carrie Jenkins reveals in What Love Is, love is both a physical phenomenon preserved throughout evolution–which explains the palpitations, butterflies, and adrenaline rushes–and a constantly changing social convention. In an era in which interracial, queer, and now polyamorous love are becoming more “normal,” our ideas of love may not match our parents’ ideas, even if our bodies’ experience of love remains similar. Drawing on a trove of cultural, scientific, and personal reflections, Jenkins frees us to see love as layered: it is as political as it is physical, as emotional and intellectual as it is chemical. What Love Is will help each of us decide for ourselves how we choose to love.”–Jacket.



  • Large Print 133.43 Sch 2015
    Schiff, Stacy
    The witches : Salem, 1692
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra analyzes the Salem Witch Trials to offer key insights into the role of women in its events while explaining how its tragedies became possible. It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister’s daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death.



  • 153.83 Van 2016
    Vanderbilt, Tom
    You may also like : taste in an age of endless choice
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“From the best-selling author of Traffic, a brilliant and entertaining exploration of our personal tastes–why we like the things we like, and what it says about us,”–NoveList.,From the tangled underpinnings of our food taste to the complex dynamics of our playlists, our preferences and opinions are constantly being shaped by countless forces. In the digital age, a nonstop procession of “thumbs up” and “likes” is helping dictate our choices. Vanderbilt stalks the elusive beast of taste, probing research in psychology, marketing, and neuroscience to answer complex and fascinating questions, in an intellectual journey that helps us better understand how we perceive, judge, and appreciate the world around us.



  • 155.937 Dok 2016
    Doka, Kenneth J
    Grief is a journey : finding your path through loss
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Kenneth Doka explores a new, compassionate way to grieve, explaining that grief is not an illness to get over but an individual and ongoing journey. There is no “one-size-fits-all” way to cope with loss. The vital bonds that we form with those we love in life continue long after death–in very different ways. Grief Is a Journey is the first book to overturn the prevailing, often judgmental, ideas about grief, and replace them with a hopeful, inclusive, personalized, and research-backed approach. New science and studies behind Dr. Doka’s teaching upend the dominant but incorrect view that grief proceeds by stages. Throughout Grief Is a Journey, Dr. Doka tells encouraging stories of his clients and other individuals, all working through unique losses. In doing so, he helps us realize that our experiences following a death are far more individual and much less predictable than the conventional “five stages” model would have us believe. Common patterns of experiencing and expressing grief still prevail, yet many other life changes accompany a primary loss. For example, the deaths of parents, even for adults, modify family patterns, change relationships, and alter old family rituals. Unique to this book, Dr. Doka also explains how to cope with disenfranchised grief–the types of loss that are not so readily recognized or supported by society. These include the death of ex-spouses, as well as non-fatal losses such as divorce, the end of a friendship, job loss, or infertility. In addition, Dr. Doka considers losses that might be stigmatized, including death by suicide or from disease or self-destructive behaviors such as smoking or alcoholism. Since no two people experience grief in the exact same way, Grief Is a Journey offers a variety of self-help strategies for coping with grief. It delineates the many ways we can create personal and private therapeutic rituals throughout our grief journey. This book also offers counsel on when–and where–to seek professional assistance. And finally, Dr. Doka reminds us that, however painful, grief provides opportunities for growth”–,”A new, compassionate way to understand grief as an individual and ongoing journey”–



  • 158 Duh 2016
    Duhigg, Charles
    Smarter faster better : the secrets of productivity in life and business
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:Redefining productivity as a discipline involving how one thinks, identifies goals, constructs teams, and makes decisions, explains how to transform thinking behaviors to increase self-motivation and shares illustrative examples.



  • 204.4 Bla 2016
    Blackson, Kute
    You are the one : a bold adventure in finding purpose, discovering the real you, and loving fully
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“A charismatic visionary and transformational teacher offers a bold new look at spiritual awareness providing the tools needed to live a life truly inspired by love for a whole new generation. Kute Blackson comes from a long line of spiritual leaders and works with people from all walks of life, offering his own uniquely powerful process to transform lives from the inside out. His inspirational and life-changing YouTube videos, seminars, and conferences are known throughout the world, but it’s his trademark transformation experiences that sets him apart. The intensive one-on-one and one-of-a-kind transformational mother of all trips is a 14-day, 24/7 journey into such remote places as the bowels of India where the client–armed with nothing but a backpack, a change of clothes, and a journal–works with Blackson until he discovers what he hasn’t yet found. Whether it’s about forgiveness, confronting inner demons, letting go of self-hatred or the scars of the past, those hard-earned, sweat-proof lessons Blackson instills in his clients are right here, in this book, You Are The One. No need to pack your bags or renew your passport. So what are you waiting for? For someone to save you? If so, you’re not alone. But it’s not going to happen. Your parents won’t rescue you. Your friends won’t carry you. No one’s coming. Know why? Everything you are seeking is within you already. Because you’re already here. You. Are. The. ONE. You Are The One is a reflection of Blackson’s unique and distinctive thoughts, teachings, stories, and poetic inspirations to help you access your true power and live boldly and fully in the world–with no regrets”–,”A unique blend of poetic lessons, wisdoms, practical methodology and teachings, plus real life stories to help create revolutionary change and spiritual awareness in readers, specifically targeting 20-, 30- and 40- somethings”–



  • 222.1109 Fei 2017
    Feiler, Bruce S
    The first love story : Adam, Eve, and us
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:The PBS host and best-selling author of Walking the Bible and Abraham presents a revelatory account of Adam and Eve’s symbolism as central figures in Western imagination and their role in shaping humanity’s deepest feelings about relationships, family and togetherness. –Publisher.



  • 241.88 Bec 2016
    Becker, Joshua
    The more of less : finding the life you want under everything you own
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:One of today’s most influential minimalist advocates, Joshua Becker used to spend his days accumulating more and more. But then he realized his possessions were not only failing to make him happy, they were actually keeping him from the very things that do. Instead of bringing fulfillment, they brought distraction. In The More of Less, Joshua helps you recognize the life-giving benefits of owning less; realize how all the stuff you own is keeping you from pursuing your dreams; craft a personal, practical approach to decluttering your home and life; recognize why you buy more than you need; discover greater contentment, less envy, and more joy; experience the joys of generosity; and learn why the best part of minimalism isn’t a clean house, it’s a full life. It’s time to own your possessions instead of letting them own you. After all, the beauty of minimalism isn’t in what it takes away. It’s in what it gives.–COVER.



  • 292.13 Ham 2011
    Hamilton, Edith
    Mythology : timeless tales of gods and heroes
    Publication Year:2011
    Summary:For over sixty years readers have chosen this book above all others to discover the thrilling, enchanting, and fascinating world of Western mythology. From Odysseus’s adventure-filled journey to the Norse god Odin’s effort to postpone the final day of doom, Edith Hamilton’s classic collection not only retells these stories with brilliant clarity but shows us how the ancients saw their own place in the world and how their themes echo in our consciousness today. An essential part of every home library, Mythology is the definitive volume for anyone who wants to know the key dramas, the primary characters, the triumphs, failures, fears, and hopes first narrated thousands of years ago-and still spellbinding to this day. Monsters, mortals, gods, and warriors.



  • 296 Wil 2015
    Wildstein, Jeffrey
    Judaism
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:Judaism is rich in history and tradition. One of the world’s first religions, it remains vibrant and thriving today. Wildstein helps you discover the stories, sacred texts, and cultural customs of the Jewish faith.



  • 303.34 Wil 2015
    Willink, Jocko
    Extreme ownership : how U.S. Navy SEALs lead and win
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:Jocko Willink and Leif Babin served together in SEAL Task Unit Bruiser, the most highly decorated Special Operations unit from the war in Iraq. Through difficult months of sustained combat, Jocko, Leif and their SEAL brothers learned that leadership — at every level — is the most important thing on the battlefield. They started Echelon Front to teach these same leadership principles to companies across industries throughout the business world that want to build their own high-performance, winning teams. This book explains the SEAL leadership concepts crucial to accomplishing the most difficult missions in combat and how to apply them to any group, team, or organization. It provides the reader with Jocko and Leif’s formula for success: the mindset and guiding principles that enable SEAL combat units to achieve extraordinary results. It demonstrates how to apply these directly to business and life to likewise achieve victory.,Willink and Babin share hard-hitting, Navy SEAL combat stories that translate into lessons for business and life. With their SEAL brothers, they learned that leadership– at every level– is the most important thing on the battlefield. Here they provide the reader with their formula for success: the mindset and guiding principles that enable SEAL combat units to achieve extraordinary results. It demonstrates how to apply these directly to business and life to likewise achieve victory.



  • 305.2421 Our 2016
    Our Black sons matter : mothers talk about fears, sorrows, and hopes
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“Our Black Sons Matter is a powerful collection of original essays, letters, and poems that addresses both the deep joys and the very real challenges of raising black boys today. From Trayvon Martin to Tamir Rice, the list of young black men who have suffered racial violence continues to grow. Young black people also deal with profound stereotypes and structural barriers. And yet, young black men are often paradoxically revered as icons of cultural cool. Our Black Sons Matter features contributions from women across the racial spectrum who are raising or have raised black sons–whether biologically their sons or not. The book courageously addresses painful trauma, challenges assumptions, and offers insights and hope through the deep bonds between mothers and their children. Both a collective testimony and a collective love letter, Our Black Sons Matter sends the message that black lives matter and speaks with the universal love of all mothers who fear for the lives of their children.”–Provided by publisher.





  • 306.632 Gra 2014
    Grandin, Greg
    The empire of necessity : slavery, freedom, and deception in the New World
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:Documents an early nineteenth-century event that inspired Herman Melville’s “Benito Cereno,” tracing the cultural, economic, and religious clash that occurred aboard a distressed Spanish ship of West African pirates.,One morning in 1805, off a remote island in the South Pacific, Captain Amasa Delano, a New England seal hunter, climbed aboard a distressed Spanish ship carrying scores of West Africans who appeared to be slaves. They weren’t. Having earlier seized control of the vessel and slaughtered most of the crew, they were staging an elaborate ruse. When Delano, an idealistic, anti-slavery republican, finally realized the deception–that the men and women he thought were slaves were actually running the ship–he responded with explosive violence. Drawing on research on four continents, historian Greg Grandin explores the multiple forces that culminated in this extraordinary event–an event that inspired Herman Melville’s masterpiece Benito Cereno. Here, Grandin uses the dramatic happenings of that day to map a new transnational history of slavery in the Americas, capturing the clash of peoples, economies, and faiths that was the New World in the early 1800s.–From publisher description.





  • 306.766 Fad 2015
    Faderman, Lillian
    The gay revolution : the story of the struggle
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:Contains primary source material.,A chronicle of the modern struggle for gay, lesbian and transgender rights draws on interviews with politicians, military figures, legal activists and members of the LGBT community to document the cause’s struggles since the 1950s.



  • 306.8509 Fas 2016
    Fass, Paula S
    The end of American childhood : a history of parenting from life on the frontier to the managed child
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“The End of American Childhood takes a sweeping look at the history of American childhood and parenting, from the nation’s founding to the present day. Renowned historian Paula Fass shows how, since the beginning of the American republic, independence, self-definition, and individual success have informed Americans’ attitudes toward children. But as parents today hover over every detail of their children’s lives, are the qualities that once made American childhood special still desired or possible? Placing the experiences of children and parents against the backdrop of social, political, and cultural shifts, Fass challenges Americans to reconnect with the beliefs that set the American understanding of childhood apart from the rest of the world. Fass examines how freer relationships between American children and parents transformed the national culture, altered generational relationships among immigrants, helped create a new science of child development, and promoted a revolution in modern schooling. She looks at the childhoods of icons including Margaret Mead and Ulysses S. Grant–who as an eleven-year-old, was in charge of his father’s fields and explored his rural Ohio countryside. Fass also features less well-known children like ten-year-old Rose Cohen, who worked in the drudgery of nineteenth-century factories. Bringing readers into the present, Fass argues that current American conditions and policies have made adolescence socially irrelevant and altered children’s road to maturity, while parental oversight threatens children’s competence and initiative. Showing how American parenting has been firmly linked to historical changes, The End of American Childhood considers what implications this might hold for the nation’s future”–



  • 306.874 Tsa 2016
    Tsabary, Shefali
    The awakened family : a revolution in parenting
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“New from the New York Times bestselling author of The Conscious Parent comes a radically transformative plan that shows parents how to raise children to be their best, truest selves,”–Amazon.com.



  • 320.5 Bol 2016
    Bolling, Eric
    Wake up America : the nine virtues that made our nation great — and why we need them more than ever
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:America was built on nine distinct virtues which shaped the character of our nation and made it great. Grit, manliness, individualism, merit, profit and providence, dominion over our environment, thrift, and above all pride in our country — these qualities define us, and are the reason that hundreds of millions of people worldwide look to America for hope, inspiration, and opportunity. But it’s precisely these virtues that now are under attack by the radical Left of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and their followers. America as we know it is eroding before our eyes and becoming what Fox News Channel personality Eric Bolling calls a “politically correct nanny state.” The rewards for individual achievement and hard work, our basic constitutional rights, religious faith, national identity, and capitalism itself, are being replaced by a dangerous socialistic ideology that is the polar opposite of what our Founding Fathers intended America to be. It’s time for us to wake up and heed the clear-cut warning signs that America is heading in the wrong direction. Eric Bolling knows firsthand what makes America great. Raised in a struggling blue-collar family in Chicago, his parents showed him that hard work and firm values can get you far in life. Those values drove him as a young baseball player to being drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates, then success as a New York Mercantile Exchange trader, and now his daily role on Fox News Channel. A celebration of America that is informed by Bolling’s personal story, Wake Up America is a call to arms for America’s citizens to preserve and protect our country’s present and future.



  • 320.513 Sav 2015
    Savage, Michael
    Government zero : no borders, no language, no culture
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:Argues that progressives and radical Islamists are working toward similar ends by compromising democratic principles to instill a government of absolute power without representation.





  • 331.44 Cas 2016
    Casone, Cheryl
    The comeback : how today’s moms reenter the workplace successfully
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“Myth: “My kids will suffer if I work full time.” Reality: Your kids will be fine. In fact, the example you set by going back to work may leave them better off. Myth: “No company will want me since I don’t have the skills I used to have.” Reality: Don’t sell yourself short. You have unique skills and experiences that every company needs. What you don’t have, you can learn. Myth: “Getting back to work is impossible.” Reality: Millions of women have made the comeback. You can, too.Karyn never intended to work full time again after leaving to raise her two children. But seven years later, when a divorce seemed imminent, she went job-hunting — only to find that getting back was as daunting as climbing Mt. Everest. With no resume, no current contacts, and no transferable skills for the jobs she was applying to, Karyn didn’t even know where to start. Countless women face situations like this every day, with little or no guidance. They’re told to “lean in” and lobby for more sympathetic workplaces, but none of that solves the immediate practical problem: “I need a job. Now.” Fortunately, career expert and Fox Business anchor Cheryl Casone has written a comprehensive guide to making the comeback. After interviewing hundreds of women who are willing to share both their successes and their mistakes, Casone offers a one-stop shop for moms at every stage of the process. This is the perfect book if you’re,”Myth: “My kids will suffer if I work full time.” Reality: Your kids will be fine. In fact, the example you set by going back to work may leave them better off. Myth: “No company will want me since I don’t have the skills I used to have.” Reality: Don’t sell yourself short. You have unique skills and experiences that every company needs. What you don’t have, you can learn. Myth: “Getting back to work is impossible.” Reality: Millions of women have made the comeback. You can, too”–



  • 332.4 Whe 2016
    Wheelan, Charles J
    Naked money : a revealing look at what it is and why it matters
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“The best-selling author of Naked Statistics and Naked Economics explores the colorful world of money and banking to answer such questions as how money creation is used to counter financial crises, why the shared European currency has caused so much trouble and how Bitcoin will impact the future”–NoveList.



  • 333.78 Wil 2016
    Williams, Terry Tempest
    The hour of land : a personal topography of America’s national parks
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“A personal, lyrical, and idiosyncratic ode to our national parks”–,”For years, America’s national parks have provided public breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadily disappearing, which is why close to 300 million people visit the parks each year. Now, to honor the centennial of the National Park Service, Terry Tempest Williams, the author of the beloved memoir When Women Were Birds, returns with The Hour of Land, a literary celebration of our national parks, what they mean to us, and what we mean to them. Through twelve carefully chosen parks, from Yellowstone in Wyoming to Acadia in Maine to Big Bend in Texas, Tempest Williams creates a series of lyrical portraits that illuminate the unique grandeur of each place while delving into what it means to shape a landscape with its own evolutionary history into something of our own making. Part memoir, part natural history, and part social critique, The Hour of Land is a meditation and manifesto on why wild lands matter to the soul of America. Our national parks stand at the intersection of humanity and wildness, and there’s no one better than Tempest Williams to guide us there. Beautifully illustrated, with evocative black-and-white images by some of our finest photographers, from Lee Friedlander to Sally Mann to Sebastião Salgado, The Hour of Land will be a collector’s item as well as a seminal work of environmental writing and criticism about some of America’s most treasured landmarks”–



  • 333.9522 Wil 2016
    Wilson, Edward O
    Half-Earth : our planet’s fight for life
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“In order to stave off the mass extinction of species, including our own, we must move swiftly to preserve the biodiversity of our planet, says Edward O. Wilson in his most impassioned book to date. Half-Earth argues that the situation facing us is too large to be solved piecemeal and proposes a solution commensurate with the magnitude of the problem: dedicate fully half the surface of the Earth to nature.”–Amazon.



  • 338.4762 Gol 2016
    Goldstone, Lawrence
    Drive! : Henry Ford, George Selden, and the race to invent the auto age
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“A revelatory new history of the birth of the automobile … [a] true tale of invention, competition, and the visionaries, hustlers, and swindlers who came together to transform the world. In 1900, the Automobile Club of America sponsored the nation’s first car show in New York’s Madison Square Garden. The event was a spectacular success, attracting seventy exhibitors and nearly fifty thousand visitors. Among the spectators was an obscure would-be automaker named Henry Ford, who walked the floor speaking with designers and engineers, trying to gauge public enthusiasm for what was then a revolutionary invention. His conclusion: the automobile was going to be a fixture in American society, both in the city and on the farm– and would make some people very rich. None, he decided, more than he. [This book] is the most complete account to date of the wild early days of the auto age … [and] shows that the creation of the automobile was not the work of one man, but very much a global effort. … With a narrative as propulsive as its subject, [the book] plunges us headlong into a time unlike any in history, when near-manic innovation, competition, and consumerist zeal coalesced to change the way the world moved.”–



  • 338.4767 Bec 2014
    Beckert, Sven
    Empire of cotton : a global history
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:“The epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality in the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism, [in which the author explores] how, in a remarkably brief period, European entrepreneurs and powerful statesmen recast the world’s most significant manufacturing industry, combining imperial expansion and slave labor with new machines and wage workers to change the world”–







  • 355.0218 Arm 2017
    Armitage, David
    Civil wars : a history in ideas
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“A highly original history, tracing civil war, the least understood and most intractable form of organized human aggression, from Ancient Rome through the centuries to present day”–





  • 363.2097 Sta 2016
    Stamper, Norm
    To protect and serve : how to fix America’s police
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“American policing is in crisis. The last decade witnessed a vast increase in police aggression, misconduct, and militarization, along with a corresponding reduction in transparency and accountability. Nowhere is this more noticeable and painful than in African American and other ethnic minority communities. Racism-from raw, individualized versions to insidious systemic examples-appears to be on the rise in our police departments. Overall, our police officers have grown more and more alienated from the people they’ve been hired to serve. In To Protect and To Serve, Norm Stamper offers new insights into the conditions that have created this crisis, reminding us that police in a democratic society belong to the people-and not the other way around. To Protect and To Serve also delivers a revolutionary new model for American law enforcement: the community-based police department. It calls for citizen participation in all aspects of police operations: policymaking, program development, crime fighting and service delivery, entry-level and ongoing education and training, oversight of police conduct, and, especially relevant to today’s challenges, joint community-police crisis management. Nothing will ever change until the system itself is radically restructured, and here Norm Stamper shows us how”–







  • 363.34 Kle 2015
    Klein, Joe
    Charlie Mike : a true story of heroes who brought their mission home
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:“This is the true story of two decorated combat veterans linked by tragedy, who come home from the Middle East and find a new way to save their comrades and heal their country. In Charlie Mike, Joe Klein tells the dramatic story of Eric Greitens and Jake Wood, larger-than-life war heroes who come home and use their military discipline and values to help others. This is a story that hasn’t been told before, one of the most hopeful to emerge from Iraq and Afghanistan–a saga of lives saved, not wasted. Greitens, a Navy SEAL and Rhodes Scholar, spends years working in refugee camps before he joins the military. He enlists because he believes the innocent of the world need heavily armed, moral protection. Wounded in Iraq, Greitens returns home and finds that his fellow veterans at Bethesda Naval Hospital all want the same thing: they want to continue to serve their country in some way, no matter the extent of their injuries. He founds The Mission Continues to provide paid public service fellowships for wounded veterans. One of the first Mission Continues fellows is charismatic former Marine sergeant Jake Wood, a natural leader who began Team Rubicon, organizing 9/11 veterans for dangerous disaster relief projects around the world. ‘We do chaos,’ he says. The chaos they face isn’t only in the streets of Haiti after the 2011 earthquake or in New York City after Hurricane Sandy–it’s also in the lives of their fellow veterans, who’ve come home from the wars traumatized and looking for a sense of purpose. Greitens and Wood believe that the military virtues of discipline and selflessness, of sacrifice for the greater good, can save lives–and not just the lives of their fellow veterans. They believe that invigorated veterans can lead, by personal example, to stronger communities–and they prove it in Charlie Mike. Their personal saga is compelling and inspirational: Greitens and Wood demonstrate how the skills of war can also provide a path to peace, personal satisfaction, and a more vigorous nation”–



  • 363.4109 McG
    Mcgirr, Lisa
    The war on alcohol : Prohibition and the rise of the American state
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“Prohibition has long been portrayed as a ‘noble experiment’ that failed, a newsreel story of glamorous gangsters, flappers, and speakeasies. Now at last Lisa McGirr dismantles this cherished myth to reveal a much more significant history. Prohibition was the seedbed for a pivotal expansion of the federal government, the genesis of our contemporary penal state. Her deeply researched, eye-opening account uncovers patterns of enforcement still familiar today: the war on alcohol was waged disproportionately in African American, immigrant, and poor white communities. Alongside Jim Crow and other discriminatory laws, Prohibition brought coercion into everyday life and even into private homes. Its targets coalesced into an electoral base of urban, working-class voters that propelled FDR to the White House. This outstanding history also reveals a new genome for the activist American state, one that shows the DNA of the right as well as the left. It was Herbert Hoover who built the extensive penal apparatus used by the federal government to combat the crime spawned by Prohibition. The subsequent federal wars on crime, on drugs, and on terror all display the inheritances of the war on alcohol. McGirr shows the powerful American state to be a bipartisan creation, a legacy not only of the New Deal and the Great Society but also of Prohibition and its progeny.” —



  • 363.4509 Deu 2017
    Deutsch, Kevin
    Pill city : how two honor roll students foiled the Feds and built a drug empire
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“An award-winning crime reporter describes how two high school honor-roll students used gang connections to loot pharmacies and sell narcotics through delivery drivers using location-based technology and even formed an alliance with the Mexican drug cartel headed by El Chapo,”–NoveList.



  • 364.1523 Hol 2016
    Hollandsworth, Skip
    The midnight assassin : panic, scandal, and the hunt for America’s first serial killer
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:Contains primary source material.,”In the late 1800s, the city of Austin, Texas was on the cusp of emerging from an isolated Western outpost into a truly cosmopolitan metropolis. But beginning in December 1884, Austin was terrorized by someone equally as vicious and, in some ways, far more diabolical than London’s infamous Jack the Ripper. For almost exactly one year, the Midnight Assassin crisscrossed the entire city, striking on moonlit nights, using axes, knives, and long steel rods to rip apart women from every race and class. At the time the concept of a serial killer was unthinkable, but the murders continued, the killer became more brazen, and the citizens’ panic reached a fever pitch. Before it was all over, at least a dozen men would be arrested in connection with the murders. Along the way, the murders would expose what a newspaper described as “the most extensive and profound scandal ever known in Austin.” And yes, when Jack the Ripper began his attacks in 1888, London police investigators did wonder if the killer from Austin had crossed the ocean to terrorize their own city. With vivid historical detail and novelistic flair, Texas Monthly journalist Skip Hollandsworth brings this terrifying saga to life”–



  • 364.168 Enr 2017
    Enrich, David
    The spider network : the wild story of a math genius, a gang of backstabbing bankers, and one of the greatest scams in financial history
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“The Wall Street Journal’s award-winning business reporter unveils the bizarre and sinister story of how a math genius named Tom Hayes, a handful of outrageous confederates, and a deeply corrupt banking system ignited one of the greatest financial scandals in history. In 2006, an oddball group of bankers, traders and brokers from some of the world’s largest financial institutions made a startling realization: Libor– the London interbank offered rate, which determines the interest rates on trillions in loans worldwide– was set daily by a small group of easily manipulated functionaries, and that they could reap huge profits by nudging it to suit their trading portfolios. Tom Hayes, a brilliant but troubled mathematician, became the linchpin of a wild alliance that among others included a French trader nicknamed ‘Gollum’; the broker ‘Abbo,’ who liked to publicly strip naked when drinking; a Kazakh chicken farmer turned something short of financial whiz kid; a broker known as ‘Village’ (short for ‘Village Idiot’) and fascinated with human-animal sex; an executive called “Clumpy” because of his patchwork hair loss; and a broker uncreatively nicknamed ‘Big Nose.’ Eventually known as the ‘Spider Network,’ Hayes’s circle generated untold riches — until it all unraveled in spectacularly vicious, backstabbing fashion. The Spider Network is not only a rollicking account of the scam, but a provocative examination of a financial system that was crooked throughout, designed to promote envelope-pushing behavior while shielding higher-ups from the consequences of their subordinates’ rapacious actions”–



  • 370.973 Abe 2015
    Abeles, Vicki
    Beyond measure : rescuing an overscheduled, overtested, underestimated generation
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:“From the director of Race to Nowhere, the popular 2010 documentary on our education system that has become a long-running grassroots phenomenon, and a new film, Beyond Measure, comes a groundbreaking book for parents, students, and educators on how to revolutionize learning, prioritize children’s health, and re-envision success for a lifetime. From kindergarteners to high-schoolers, millions of American students are being pressured to perform in ways that make them less intellectually flexible, creative, and responsive to today’s world. In Race to Nowhere, Vicki Abeles identified a widespread problem in our nation’s schools: as students race against each other to have constantly higher grades, better test scores, and more AP courses than their classmates, they are irreparably damaging their mental and physical health. Now Abeles taps into this same grassroots community across the nation to find the solutions in Beyond Measure, which publishes simultaneously with the release of her new documentary. Pulling from powerful anecdotes and convincing new research, Abeles presents inspirational, quantifiable success stories and shows how anyone–students, parents, and educators–can effect change. Teachers who cut students’ workload see scores rise; kids discover their own motivation once parents relieve the pressure to perform; schools that institute later start times have well-rested students who are able to learn more efficiently; and schools that emphasize depth over test prep find students more attentive, inventive, and ready to thrive. It’s no secret that our education system is broken, and Beyond Measure inspires parents, educators, and students to take practical steps to fix it–starting today. In so doing, it empowers all of us to redefine learning and success, and to discover the true, untapped potential awaiting our children, not just in college, but in life”– Provided by publisher.



  • 372.1 Tou 2016
    Tough, Paul
    Helping children succeed : what works and why
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:In his 2012 book How Children Succeed, journalist Paul Tough introduced us to research showing that personal qualities like perseverance, self-control, and conscientiousness play a critical role in children’s success. Now Tough takes on a new set of pressing questions: What does growing up in poverty do to children’s mental and physical development? How does adversity at home affect their success in the classroom, from preschool to high school? And what practical steps can the adults who are responsible for them — from parents and teachers to policy makers and philanthropists — take to improve their chances for a positive future? Tough once again encourages us to think in a brand new way about the challenges of childhood. Rather than trying to “teach” skills like grit and self-control, he argues, we should focus instead on creating the kinds of environments, both at home and at school, in which those qualities are most likely to flourish.



  • 394.1209 Ega 2016
    Egan, Sophie
    Devoured : from chicken wings to kale smoothies– how what we eat defines who we are
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:A look at the deeper meaning behind our food choices: from the prioritization of convenience over health to the ways food at work affects our happiness; from the American obsession with “having it our way” at Starbucks, Chipotle and other chains that individualize the eating experience to the fascinating dynamic between highbrow food culture–artisan this and small-batch that–and the lowbrow, such as Taco Bell’s sale of 100 million Doritos Locos Tacos in just ten weeks.



  • 398.21 Oxf 2015
    The Oxford companion to fairy tales
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:In over 1,000 entries, this acclaimed Companion covers all aspects of the Western fairy tale tradition, from medieval to modern, under the guidance of Professor Jack Zipes. It provides an authoritative reference source for this complex and captivating genre, exploring the tales themselves, the writers who wrote and reworked them, and the artists who illustrated them. It also covers numerous related topics such as the fairy tale and film, television, art, opera, ballet, the oral tradition, music, advertising, cartoons, fantasy literature, feminism, and stamps. First published in 2000, 130 new entries have been added to account for recent developments in the field, including J. K. Rowling and Suzanne Collins, and new articles on topics such as cognitive criticism and fairy tales, digital fairy tales, fairy tale blogs and websites, and pornography and fairy tales. The remaining entries have been revised and updated in consultation with expert contributors. This second edition contains beautifully designed feature articles highlighting countries with a strong fairy tale tradition, covering: Britain and Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, North America and Canada, Portugal, Scandinavian countries, Slavic and Baltic countries, and Spain. It also includes an informative and engaging introduction by the editor, which sets the subject in its historical and literary context. A detailed and updated bibliography provides information about background literature and further reading material. In addition, the A to Z entries are accompanied by over 60 beautiful and carefully selected black and white illustrations. Already renowned in its field, the second edition of this unique work is an essential companion for anyone interested in fairy tales in literature, film, and art; and for anyone who values the tradition of storytelling.





  • 511.352 For 2013
    Fortnow, Lance
    The golden ticket : P, NP, and the search for the impossible
    Publication Year:2013
    Summary:The P-NP problem is the most important open problem in computer science, if not all of mathematics. Simply stated, it asks whether every problem whose solution can be quickly checked by computer can also be solved by computer. This book provides a nontechnical introduction to P-NP, its rich history, and its algorithmic implications for everything we do with computers and beyond. In this book, the author traces how the problem arose during the Cold War on both sides of the Iron Curtain, and gives examples of the problem from a variety of disciplines, including economics, physics, and biology. He explores problems that capture the full difficulty of the P-NP dilemma, from discovering the shortest route through all the rides at Disney World to finding large groups of friends on Facebook. But difficulty also has its advantages. Hard problems allow us to safely conduct electronic commerce and maintain privacy in our online lives. This book explores what we truly can and cannot achieve computationally, describing the benefits and unexpected challenges of the P-NP problem. — From book jacket.



  • 523.24 Sum 2017
    Summers, Michael E
    Exoplanets : diamonds worlds, super Earths, pulsar planets, and the new search for life beyond our solar system
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“The past few years have seen an incredible explosion in our knowledge of the universe. Since its 2009 launch, the Kepler satellite has discovered more than two thousand exoplanets, or planets outside our solar system. More exoplanets are being discovered all the time, and even more remarkable than the sheer number of exoplanets is their variety. In Exoplanets, astronomer Michael Summers and physicist James Trefil explore these remarkable recent discoveries: planets revolving around pulsars, planets made of diamond, planets that are mostly water, and numerous rogue planets wandering through the emptiness of space,”–NoveList.



  • 526 Map 2015
    Map : exploring the world
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:300 stunning maps from all periods and from all around the world, exploring and revealing what maps tell us about history and ourselves. Selected by an international panel of cartographers, academics, map dealers and collectors, the maps represent over 5,000 years of cartographic innovation drawing on a range of cultures and traditions. Comprehensive in scope, this book features all types of map from navigation and surveys to astronomical maps, satellite and digital maps, as well as works of art inspired by cartography. Unique curated sequence presents maps in thought-provoking juxtapositions for lively, stimulating reading. Features some of the most influential mapmakers and institutions in history, including Gerardus Mercator, Abraham Ortelius, Phyllis Pearson, Heinrich Berann, Bill Rankin, Ordnance Survey and Google Earth. Easy-to-use format, with large reproductions, authoritative texts and key caption information, it is the perfect introduction to the subject. Also features a comprehensive illustrated timeline of the history of cartography, biographies of leading cartographers and a glossary of cartographic terms.



  • 530.11 Kra 2017
    Krauss, Lawrence M
    The greatest story ever told–so far : why are we here?
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:An award-winning theoretical physicist and best-selling author of A Universe from Nothing traces the dramatic discovery of the counterintuitive world of reality, explaining how readers can shift their perspectives to gain greater understandings of our individual roles in the universe. –Publisher.,”In this grand poetic vision of nature, internationally renowned, award-winning theoretical physicist Lawrence M. Krauss tells the dramatic story of the discovery of the hidden world that underlies reality–and how we find our place within it. ln his New York Times bestselling book A Universe from Nothing, Krauss revealed how something–our entire universe–could arise from nothing, a paradigm-shifting view of how everything that exists in our universe first came to be. Now, in The Greatest Story Ever Told–So Far, Krauss reveals what everything that exists–reality–really is. Reality is not what you think or sense–it’s weird, wild, and counterintuitive, and its inner workings seem at least as implausible as the idea that something can come from nothing. This landmark, unprecedented work explains the seemingly inexplicable in an absorbing, lively account of the greatest intellectual adventure in history: the creation of the scientific view of the universe at its most fundamental scales–where fact is stranger than fiction. With his trademark wit and accessible style, Krauss leads us to realms so small that they are invisible to microscopes, to the birth and rebirth of light, and into the natural forces that govern our existence. His unique blend of rigorous research and engaging storytelling invites us into the lives and minds of the remarkable scientists who have helped to unravel the unexpected fabric of reality, with reasoning rather than superstition and dogma, and to explain how everything we see–and can’t see–came about. A passionate advocate tor reason, Krauss gives the rationale for the seemingly irrational–the mysteries and apparent contradictions of quantum physics, and what that means for our lives here on Earth–and beyond. Ultimately, The Greatest Story challenges us to re-envision our world, as it appears that “God” does play dice with the universe. In the incisive style of his scintillating essays for the New Yorker, Krauss makes it clear that the universe we experience isn’t designed for us–and that our existence is a cosmic accident. Provocative and challenging, this book is essential reading for anyone who wants a proper perspective on our origins and our possible future. At its core, The Greatest Story is about the best of what it means to be human–an epic history of our ultimately purposeless universe that addresses the question “Why are we here?””–Dust jacket.



  • Juv 551.48 Bang
    Bang, Molly
    Rivers of sunlight : how the sun moves water around the earth
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“The sun explains its role in the movement of water around the Earth, from the lifting of fresh water from the seas, to the movement of underwater currents that nourish the world’s oceans. The sun has a hand in moving rivers of water in its liquid, gaseous, and solid states all around the Earth, enabling life to exist on our planet. But human beings are interfering in this natural cycle, unbalancing the amount of fresh water available.”–





  • 577 Car 2016
    Carroll, Sean M
    The big picture : on the origins of life, meaning, and the universe itself
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“The award-winning Caltech physicist and author of The Particle at the End of the Universe shares sweeping perspectives into how human purpose and meaning naturally fit into a scientific worldview,”–Amazon.com.,”Sean Carroll is emerging as one of the greatest humanist thinkers of his generation as he brings his extraordinary intellect to bear not only on Higgs bosons and extra dimensions but now also on our deepest personal questions. Where are we? Who are we? Are our emotions, our beliefs, and our hopes and dreams ultimately meaningless out there in the void? Does human purpose and meaning fit into a scientific worldview. In short chapters filled with intriguing historical anecdotes, personal asides, and rigorous exposition, readers learn the difference between how the world works at the quantum level, the cosmic level, and the human level–and then how each connects to the other. Carroll’s presentation of the principles that have guided the scientific revolution from Darwin and Einstein to the origins of life, consciousness, and the universe is dazzlingly unique. Carroll shows how an avalanche of discoveries in the past few hundred years has changed our world and what really matters to us. Our lives are dwarfed like never before by the immensity of space and time, but they are redeemed by our capacity to comprehend it and give it meaning.”–Dust jacket.



  • 612 How 2016
    How the body works.
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:Examines “all the complex processes that keep our bodies alive and thriving, from the basic building blocks of the body–our cells–to skin, muscles, and bones and the ways in which our many parts work together. Learn about the senses, how we read faces and body language, nutrition and immunity, the brain, sleep, memory, dreams, and much more”–Amazon.com.



  • 616.042 Muk 2016
    Mukherjee, Siddhartha
    The gene : an intimate history
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:The Pulitzer Prize-winning author draws on his scientific knowledge and research to describe the magisterial history of a scientific idea, the quest to decipher the master-code of instructions that makes and defines humans; that governs our form, function, and fate; and that determines the future of our children. The story of the gene begins in earnest in an obscure Augustinian abbey in Moravia in 1856 where Gregor Mendel, a monk working with pea plants, stumbles on the idea of a “unit of heredity.” It intersects with Darwin’s theory of evolution, and collides with the horrors of Nazi eugenics in the 1940s. The gene transforms postwar biology. It invades discourses concerning race and identity and provides startling answers to some of the most potent questions coursing through our political and cultural realms. It reorganizes our understanding of sexuality, gender identity, sexual orientation, temperament, choice, and free will, thus raising the most urgent questions affecting our personal realms. Above all, the story of the gene is driven by human ingenuity and obsessive minds–from Mendel and Darwin to Francis Crick, James Watson, and Rosalind Franklin to the thousands of scientists working today to understand the code of codes. Woven through the book is the story of Mukherjee’s own family and its recurring pattern of schizophrenia, a haunting reminder that the science of genetics is not confined to the laboratory but is vitally relevant to everyday lives. The moral complexity of genetics reverberates even more urgently today as we learn to “read” and “write” the human genome–unleashing the potential to change the fates and identities of our children and our children’s children.–Adapted from dust jacket.



  • 616.399 Gre 2016
    Green, Peter H R
    Gluten exposed : the science behind the hype and how to navigate to a healthy, symptom-free life
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“In this definitive book on gluten, the authors of Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic cut through the misinformation, false claims, and widespread confusion over gluten to explain the science behind the current gluten-free craze and examine the food-brain-gut triangle to reveal what’s really going on in our bodies and our brains. A regimen once followed by those diagnosed with gluten intolerance or celiac disease (a serious autoimmune disorder), gluten-free diets have become a panacea, “prescribed” not only by gastroenterologists, but also by dieticians, nutritionists, naturopaths, trainers, psychiatrists, and neurologists. Believing that eliminating gluten is healthier or that it will help them lose weight, droves of people are adopting a gluten-free lifestyle–and the food industry has responded with shelves of “gluten-free” products. Yet there is little scientific evidence to substantiate this trend, and the latest medical findings have shown that much of what is commonly accepted about gluten is wrong. While the gluten-free diet works for some people–and is a lifesaver for those with celiac disease–going gluten free may injure our health, robbing us of essential nutrients and masking our real problems. Dr. Peter H.R. Green, an internationally renowned expert on celiac disease and director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, and Rory Jones provide much-needed medical truths about gluten. Gluten Exposed is an inside-out examination of every symptom and condition associated with gluten, how gluten works in the body, what the gluten-free diet cures–and what it doesn’t–and which drugs, supplements, and foods often cause problems blamed on gluten alone. It offers clear, welcome guidance and specific disease-based roadmaps that can help anyone achieve a healthier, symptom-free life”–,”From Dr. Peter H.R. Green, internationally renowned expert on celiac disease and director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, and Rory Jones, M.S. (authors of CELIAC DISEASE: A HIDDEN EPIDEMIC), here is the definitive book on gluten, uncovering the truth and explaining the science behind the current gluten-free craze, and examining what’s really going on in our bodies and our brains”–





  • 616.8526 Col 2017
    Collins, Judy
    Cravings : how I conquered food : a memoir
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“A candid memoir by folk legend Judy Collins of her lifelong struggle with compulsive overeating and the spiritual solution that saved her. Since childhood, Judy Collins has been preoccupied, haunted, seduced, and taunted by food, a problem that nearly cost her her career and her life. For decades she thought her food issues were moral issues–lack of self-will, lack of discipline–and she worked hard at controlling what she thought of as her shameful inclinations, employing measures that led to serious health complications. Today she knows she was born with an addiction to sugar and grains, flour and wheat. The discovery of a solution to her problem prompted the desire to share what she has learned, which has brought her peace of mind, a clean food plan, years of maintaining the same weight, and a glow of joy and health. Alternating between chapters on her life and those of the many diet gurus she has come to know (from Lord Byron to Atkins, Jean Nidetch of Weight Watchers, and Andrew Weil), Cravings is the story of the mountains Collins has climbed and the monsters she has encountered on the path to recovery”–





  • 616.973 Bas 2017
    Bassett, Clifford W
    The new allergy solution : supercharge resistance, slash medication, stop suffering
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“One of America’s top allergy doctors offers a revolutionary, full-body approach to diagnosing, preventing, and treating allergies–in many cases, for good. Millions of Americans currently suffer from allergies, and the rate is growing. Climate change, globalization, air pollution, and oversanitization of the environment in the early years of life are just a few of the causes that, taken together, have introduced new allergens into our environment that are wreaking havoc and causing needless suffering. This “new allergen marketplace” requires a new allergy solution. According to Dr. Clifford W. Bassett, traditional remedies focus on treating symptoms but leave allergy sufferers vulnerable to continued bouts of misery. Dr. Bassett argues that when we consider a person’s genetics, environment, and overall health, we can more effectively identify–and take appropriate action to forestall–symptoms before they even begin. For the first time, Dr. Bassett presents the unique, integrative approach he’s used in his Manhattan offices for two decades to vanquish allergy symptoms for countless individuals. In addition to explaining what allergy is (and isn’t) and identifying key triggers–from nuts to gluten to the nickel commonly used in cell phones–Dr. Bassett offers both medical and nonmedical alternatives to treatment, and specific, proactive steps to protect against common allergens. Allergens are here to stay, but with The New Allergy Solution, your life need no longer be ruled and ruined by allergy. The New Allergy Solution strives to enhance your well-being through strategies for a greater sense of control, giving you more freedom to do what you love”–



  • 616.9946 Rot 2015
    Roth, Andrew J
    Managing prostate cancer : a guide for living better
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:“Teaches patients with prostate cancer and their loved ones strategies for how to live better with the questions and challenges that arise with this diagnosis. Over 200,000 men in the United States are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year. How they medically combat this disease is up to their medical teams and the latest research. But how they psychologically combat the worry, practical concerns, and all of the changes in their lives? It’s up to the individual himself, as well as family and caregivers, and it is an equally important component in the patient’s recovery. Dr. Andrew J. Roth, a psychiatrist who specializes in psychological support for cancer patients, provides the emotional skills and strategies necessary to healthfully deal with the challenges that a prostate cancer diagnosis brings to daily life. These tools, which Roth terms “Emotional Judo,” will also help healthcare givers to provide improved support for their patients and families. For the last twenty years, Dr. Roth has served as the Attending Psychiatrist of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and has helped members of oncology treatment teams practice the best ways to deal with patients’ emotional needs. Dr. Roth helps patients at all stages of the disease learn the best ways to accept and adapt to the consequences of their cancer treatment, including the physical complications of urinary, erectile or bowel dysfunction, fatigue, hot flashes, and the demoralizing recurrence of disease after treatment. While there are a number of good books that touch on the diagnostic and treatment processes from beginning to end, Dr. Roth’s readable and relevant book is the first to focus on the emotional implications of these physiological symptoms and life changes. By focusing on a specific readership (men with prostate cancer and their loved ones) rather than a broader group, Dr. Roth offers the most effective and tailored tools for coping with any and all aspects of the disease”–,”No one can forecast the outcome of prostate cancer. Diagnosis, treatment decisions, and treatment complications are fraught with uncertainty and distress. In Managing Prostate Cancer, Dr. Andrew Roth teaches patients with prostate-cancer and their loved ones strategies for how to live better with the questions and challenges that arise with this diagnosis. These tools will also help healthcare givers to provide improved support for their patients and families”–



  • 621.988 Cow 2015
    Coward, Cameron
    3D printing
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:How can you print something three dimensional and have a real, usable thing when you’re done? Coward shows you what the current models are capable of, and provides pointers on choosing and using a 3D printer and printing software, as well as troubleshooting the most common 3D problems.



  • 622.441 Wit 2015
    Withers, Harvey J S
    The illustrated world encyclopedia of knives, swords, spears & daggers : through history in over 1500 photographs
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:“A detailed history of the development of swords, sabres, lances, daggers, fighting knives and bayonets, from their Palaeolithic origins through to the 21st century. Includes a comprehensive visual directory of weapons arranged by time period and geographical area, along with specifications of date, origin and length. Features descriptions of the fighting techniques of some of the most skilful swordsmen in history, including the hoplite spearmen of ancient Greece and the Japanese Samurai warriors.”–Jacket.



  • 629.4097 Tei 2016
    Teitel, Amy Shira
    Breaking the chains of gravity : the story of spaceflight before NASA
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:NASA’s history is a familiar story, peaking with Neil Armstrong’s small step on the Moon in 1969. But America’s space agency–and in particular its Apollo lunar-landing program–wasn’t created in a vacuum. It was assembled from pre-existing parts, drawing together some of the best minds the non-Soviet world had to offer. In 1930s Germany, rockets were the focus both of scientists hoping to explore space and of the Wehrmacht. These two strands came together in Wernher von Braun, an engineer who designed the rockets that became the devastating V-2. As the war came to its conclusion, von Braun orchestrated a daring escape from the ruins of Nazi Germany to America, where he began developing missiles for the US Army. Ten years later his Redstone rocket was the only one capable of launching a satellite into orbit. Just what that satellite would be was under the remit of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, which pioneered a round-bottomed capsule that could also keep men safe returning from space. Meanwhile, US Air Force pilots were riding to the fringes of space in balloons to see how humans handled radiation at high altitude, while test pilots like Neil Armstrong flew cutting-edge, rocket-powered aircraft in the thin upper atmosphere. Amy Shira Teitel tells the story of America’s nascent space program, its scientific advances, its personalities and the rivalries it caused between the various arms of the United States military, right up to the launch of Sputnik in 1957, when getting a man into space became a national imperative leading to the creation of NASA.–Adapted from book jacket.,NASA’s history is a familiar story, but its prehistory is an important and rarely told tale. The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics and the U.S. Air Force brought rocket technology into the world of manned flight: NACA test pilots flew cutting-edge aircraft in the thin upper atmosphere while Air Force pilots rode to the fringes of space in balloons to see how humans handled radiation at high altitude. At the end of World War II Wernher von Braun escaped Nazi Germany, began developing missiles for the United States Army, and ten years later his Jupiter rocket was the only one capable of launching a satellite into orbit. Teitel shows how, after the Soviet launch of Sputnik in 1957, President Eisenhower pulled it all together to create the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.



  • Juv 629.45 Olson
    Olson, Tod
    Lost in outer space : the incredible journey of Apollo 13
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“April 13, 1970: Two hundred thousand miles from Earth and counting, an explosion rips through Jim Lovell’s spacecraft. The crippled ship hurtles toward the moon at three times the speed of sound, losing power and leaking oxygen into space. Lovell and his crew were two days from the dream of a lifetime – walking on the surface of moon. Now, they will count themselves lucky to set foot on Earth again. From “Houston, we’ve had a problem” to the final tense moments at Mission Control, Lost in Outer Space takes readers on the unbelievable journey of Apollo 13 and inside the minds of its famous and heroic astronauts. Complete with photographs of the crew and diagrams of the spacecraft, this is an up-close-and-personal look at one of the most thrilling survival stories of all time”–



  • 635.0975 McD 2016
    Mcdowell, Marta
    All the Presidents’ gardens : Madison’s cabbages to Kennedy’s roses : how the White House grounds have grown with America
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“In this rich and compelling narrative, garden historian Marta McDowell traces the story of how the White House grounds were conceived and how they have changed from administration to administration. From George Washington’s obsession with collecting trees to Michelle Obama’s kitchen garden, McDowell shows how the White House grounds are a reflection of America’s enthusiasms.”–Dust jacket.,The front and back yard for the first family, the White House is by extension the nation’s first garden. McDowell starts his story with the seed-collecting, plant-obsessed George Washington and ends with Michelle Obama’s focus on edibles, to create a compelling narrative of how the garden is also the story of America.



  • 636.7 Coi 2015
    Coile, D Caroline
    Encyclopedia of dog breeds
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:Updated with the latest information on canine breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, this lavishly illustrated volume has an all-new design and features a treasure trove of information for dog lovers, owners, breeders, and prospective buyers. It begins with a detailed discussion of breed evolution, focusing on the physical and behavioral traits that distinguish one canine breed from another.



  • 636.7083 Sut 2017
    Sutherland, Amy
    Rescuing Penny Jane : one shelter volunteer, countless dogs, and the quest to find them all homes
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“Drawing on her work at a shelter, her experiences living with her own two rescue dogs, and years of research, bestselling author and columnist Amy Sutherland takes us on an unforgettable journey into the special world of rescue and shelter dogs–and the growing number of dedicated people who are deeply invested in saving these precious lives”–





  • 641.5 Eng 2015
    England, Thomas N
    Cooking basics
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:Cooking is an art and knowing how to master the many skills and techniques that normally only come from years of experience in the kitchen can be tough. However, with the right expert guidance, those skills can come easy and cooking can be fun.





  • 641.5622 Aim 2015
    Aime, Kimberly
    Homemade baby & toddler food
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:“In this helpful guide, you get: 100+ recipes for nourishing purées, fun finger foods, and toddler-friendly fare ; Expert recommendations for ensuring optimal nutrition at every age ; easy ideas for encouraging picky eaters to try new foods ; Thoughtful considerations of baby-led weaning, food allergies, organic ingredients, and more.” — back cover



  • 641.5631 Tho 2015
    Thomsen, Amari
    Autoimmune cookbook
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:Autoimmune disease affects up to 50 million Americans, and disease rates have tripled in the last 30 years. The autoimmune protocol (AIP) program makes specific food choices to help reduce inflammation in the body and assist in managing symptoms. Thomsen gives you recipes for dishes that avoid all the problem ingredients that can increase inflammation– grains, dairy, eggs, legumes, nuts, seeds, nightshades, and refined or processed oils and sugars– without sacrificing an ounce of flavor.



  • 641.5638 Pea 2015
    Pearl, Molly
    Mediterranean paleo cookbook
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:“The Paleo Diet is an incredibly popular diet, but it’s also expensive, difficult to follow, and controversial due to the high consumption of red meat, pork, and animal fats that the diet demands. Idiot’s Guides: Mediterranean Paleo Cookbook combines the benefits of the Paleo Diet with the medically-proven health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet to give Paleo followers a new way to reap the benefits of two of the most popular diets on the planet. Anyone who is interested in taking a healthier approach to Paleo (traditional Paleo followers, vegan, or vegetarian-leaning eaters who need or want to eat meat for health reasons, and anyone with grain or inflammation issues) will be interested in this book. With over 100 fantastic, uber-healthy recipes, you will learn how to cook the Mediterranean Paleo way from an experienced Paleo chef who has developed recipes for several of the most popular Paleo sites on the Internet” –,Many people consider the paleo diet to be expensive, difficult to follow, and controversial due to the high consumption of red meat, pork, and animal fats that the diet demands. Pearl combines the benefits of the paleo diet with the medically-proven health benefits of the Mediterranean diet to give you a new way to reap the benefits of both.







  • 641.813 McG 2016
    Mcgruther, Jennifer
    Broth and stock from the Nourished kitchen : wholesome master recipes for bone, vegetable, and seafood broths and meals to make with them
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“A cookbook from the author of the popular website The Nourished Kitchen, featuring 60 recipes for nutritious and healthy master broths, soups, stews, gravies and other dishes using poultry, meat, vegetable, and seafood broths. Nutrient-dense bone broths are having a major moment: from the $8 per cup servings at New York “broth bars” to Kobe Bryant crediting its restorative properties for his improved athletic performance, broths are in the news and being turned to for their health properties. Jennifer McGruther is the perfect author to address this topic–a trusted authority on traditional foods who has been touting the value of broth since before it was trendy. The health benefits of broth are many: it is rich in protein, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and other trace minerals, which are easily absorbed by the body when consumed in liquid form. Bone broth has been proven to help mitigate the effects of arthritis and joint pain since it contains glucosamine, gelatin, collage, and chondroitin.Broth and Stock from the Nourished Kitchen features recipes for the broths themselves as well as soups, stews, and meat dishes that incorporate broths, and is the ideal guide for anyone interested in integrating these healthful concoctions into their daily lives simply and approachably”–





  • 658.3 Tul 2016
    Tulgan, Bruce
    Not everyone gets a trophy : how to manage the millenials
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“Adapt your management methods to harness Millennial potential Not Everyone Gets a Trophy: How to Manage the Millennials provides employers with a workable game plan for turning Millennials into the stellar workforce they have the potential to be. The culmination of over two decades of research, this book provides employers with a practical framework for engaging, developing, and retaining the new generation of employees. This new revised and updated edition expands the discussion to include the new ‘second-wave’ Millennials, those Tulgan refers to as ‘Generation Z,’ and explores the ways in which these methods and tactics are becoming increasingly critical in the face of the profoundly changing global workforce. Baby Boomers are aging out and the newest generation is flowing in. Savvy employers are proactively harnessing the talent and potential these younger workers bring to the table. This book shows how to become a savvy employer and. Understand the generational shift occurring in the workplace Recruit, motivate, engage, and retain the newest new young workforce Discover best practices through proven strategies, case studies, and step-by-step instructions Explore new research on the second-wave Millennials (‘Generation Z’) as well as continuing research on the first-wave Millennials (‘Generation Y’) Teach Millennials how to manage themselves, help their managers manage them, and how to become new leaders themselves It’s not your imagination–Millennial workers are different, but that difference is shaped by the same forces that make potentially exceptional workers. Employers who can engage Millennials’ passion and loyalty have great things ahead. Not Everyone Gets a Trophy is your handbook for building the next great workforce”–,”Based on more than a decade of research, Not Everyone Gets a Trophy reframes Millennials at a time when many employers are struggling to engage, develop, and retain them. Not Everyone Gets a Trophy, Revised and Updated provides proven, step-by-step best practices for getting Millennials onboard and up-to-speed–giving them the context they lack, teaching them how to manage themselves and how to be managed, and turning the very best into new leaders. This book is the essential guide for winning the talent wars and managing Millennials. This new revised and updated edition includes: – New focus on all millennials, which include Generations X, Y, and Z – New preface about the incredible generational shift under way in the workforce now and the critical nature of this issue now – Updated case studies and examples – New research on first-wave and second-wave of the Millennials”–







  • 709.04 Bar 2015
    Barnes, Julian
    Keeping an eye open : essays on art
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:“An extraordinary collection– hawk-eyed and understanding– from the Booker Prize-winning, best-selling author of The Sense of an Ending and Levels of Life. As Julian Barnes explains: “Flaubert believed that…great paintings required no words of explanation. Braque thought the ideal state would be reached when we said nothing at all in front of a painting … But it is a rare picture that stuns, or argues, us into silence. And if one does, it is only a short time before we want to explain and understand the very silence into which we have been plunged.” This is the exact dynamic that informs his new book. Barnes, in his 1989 novel A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters, had a chapter on Gericault’s The Raft of the Medusa, and since then he has written about many great masters of nineteenth- and twentieth-century art, including Delacroix, Manet, Fantin-Latour, Cezanne, Degas, Redon, Bonnard, Vuillard, Vallotton, Braque, Magritte, Oldenburg, Howard Hodgkin, and Lucian Freud. The seventeen essays gathered here are adroit, insightful and, above all, a true pleasure to read ” —



  • 709.22 Sea 2017
    Seaman, Donna
    Identity unknown : rediscovering seven American women artists
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:Donna Seaman brings to life seven forgotten woman artists: Louise Nevelson, Gertrude Abercrombie, Lois Mailou Jones, Ree Morton, Joan Brown, Christina Ramberg, and Lenore Tawney. These women fought to be treated the same as males artists, to be judged by their work, not their gender or appearance. Seaman reveals what drove them, how they worked, and how they were perceived by others in a world where women were subjects — not makers — of art.–





  • YA 741.5973 McC 2015
    Mccoola, Marika
    Baba Yaga’s assistant
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:“Most children think twice before braving a haunted wood filled with terrifying beasties to match wits with a witch, but not Masha. Her beloved grandma taught her many things: that stories are useful, that magic is fickle, that nothing is too difficult or too dirty to clean. The fearsome witch of folklore needs an assistant, and Masha needs an adventure. She may be clever enough to enter Baba Yaga’s house-on-chicken-legs, but within its walls, deceit is the rule. To earn her place, Masha must pass a series of tests, outfox a territorial bear, and make dinner for her host. No easy task, with children on the menu!”–



  • 746.46 Bot 2015
    Spargo, Sue
    Stitches to savor : a celebration of designs
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:“For sumptuous texture and depth, nothing compares to the handwork quilts of acclaimed folk-artist and designer Sue Spargo. This hardcover, 144-page coffee table book of inspiration is filled with 200 detail-rich photographs. Showcasing Sue Spargo’s quilts as they’ve never been seen before, the lush photography is indulgently close–showing in stunning detail the multilayered richness of each.” —



  • 781.4216 She 2017
    Sheffield, Rob
    Dreaming the Beatles : a love story of one band and the whole world
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:It is truly impossible to imagine a world without the Beatles. Yes, they are the biggest, most iconic rock band of all time. Their music continues to delight, define, and provide a soundtrack for fans all over the globe. It seems, however, that with each passing decade this band has become more popular, more influential, more ubiquitous, more beloved, just MORE, and in Dreaming the Beatles, the Rolling Stone columnist and bestselling author of Love Is a Mix Tape brings his singular voice to the most universal pop culture phenomenon in history, exploring what the Beatles mean today and why they still matter so intensely to a generation that has never known a world without them. This is not another biography of the band, or an expose of how they broke up. It isn’t a history of their gigs or gear. It’s a fresh, unconventional look at the Beatles’ astounding story, from their early friendship to their Sixties creative explosion to their crazed solo years. And, as in his previous books like Talking to Girls About Duran Duran and On Bowie, Sheffield focuses on the emotional connections we make to music. Chronicling his lifelong obsession with the Beatles along with the rest of the world’s, Dreaming the Beatles is a passionate celebration of the band and their music, showing how John, Paul, George, and Ringo invented the future we’re living in today. It’s a book that is brilliant, fresh, and universal–kind of like the Beatles themselves.



  • 791.4375 Kla 2015
    Klastorin, Michael
    Back to the Future : the ultimate visual history
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:“Great Scott! Go Back to the Future with Doc Brown and Marty McFly in this visually stunning look at the creation of one of the most beloved movie trilogies of all time. Few films have made an impact on popular culture like the Back to the Future trilogy. This deluxe, officially licensed book goes behind the scenes to tell the complete story of the making of these hugely popular movies and how the adventures of Marty McFly and Doc Brown became an international phenomenon. Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History is a stunning journey into the creation of this beloved time-traveling saga and features hundreds of never-before-seen images from all three movies, along with rare concept art, storyboards, and other visual treasures. The book also features exclusive interviews with key cast and crew members – including Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, and more – and tells the complete story of the production of the movies, from the initial concept to the staging of iconic scenes such as the “Enchantment Under the Sea” dance and the hoverboard sequence. The book also delves into the wider Back to the Future universe, exploring the animated television show and Back to the Future: The Ride.”–Provided from Amazon.com.



  • 791.447 Bur 2017
    The Moth presents All these wonders : true stories about facing the unknown
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“All These Wonders features voices both familiar and new. Storytellers include Louis C.K., Tig Notaro, John Turturro, and Meg Wolitzer, as well as a hip hop “one hit wonder,” an astronomer gazing at the surface of Pluto for the first time, and a young female spy risking everything as part of Churchill’s “secret army” during World War II. They share their ventures into uncharted territory–and how their lives were changed forever by what they found there. These true stories have been carefully selected and adapted to the page by the creative minds at The Moth, and will encompass the very best of the 17,000+ stories performed in live Moth shows around the world.”–









  • 811.54 Bes 2013
    The best of the best American poetry
    Publication Year:2013
    Summary:100 poems selected by Robert Pinsky that represent each volume in The best American poetry series.



  • 811.54 You 2014
    Young, Kevin
    Book of Hours
    Publication Year:2014



  • 813.54 Bea 2015
    Beahm, George W
    The Stephen King companion : forty years of fear from the master of horror
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:Profusely illustrated with nearly 200 photos, color illustrations by celebrated “Dark Tower” artist Michael Whelan, and black-and-white drawings by Maine artist Glenn Chadbourne; supplemented with interviews with friends, colleagues, and mentors who knew King well; looking at King’s formative years in Durham, when he began writing fiction as a young teen, his college years in the turbulent sixties, his struggles with early poverty, working full-time as an English teacher while writing part-time, the long road to the publication of his first novel, Carrie, and the dozens of bestselling books and major screen adaptations that followed; covering his varied and prodigious output–this book is a comprehensive guide to the imaginative world of Stephen King.



  • 909 Fra 2015
    Frankopan, Peter
    The Silk Roads : a new history of the world
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“Our world was made on and by the Silk Roads. For millennia it was here that East and West encountered each other through trade and conquest, leading to the spread of ideas and cultures, the birth of the world’s great religions, the appetites for foreigngoods that drove economies and the growth of nations. From the first cities in Mesopotamia to the growth of Greece and Rome to the depredations by the Mongols and the Black Death to the Great Game and the fall of Communism, the fate of the West has alwaysbeen inextricably linked to the East. The Silk Roads vividly captures the importance of the networks that crisscrossed the spine of Asia and linked the Atlantic with the Pacific, the Mediterranean with India, America with the Persian Gulf. By way of events as disparate as the American Revolution and the horrific world wars of the twentieth century, Peter Frankopan realigns the world, orientating us eastwards, and illuminating how even the rise of the West 500 years ago resulted from its efforts to gain access to and control these Eurasian trading networks. In an increasingly globalized planet, where current events in Asia and the Middle East dominate the world’s attention, this magnificent work of history is very much a work of our times”–



  • 909.821 Jef 2016
    Jeffery, Keith
    1916 : a global history
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“This is eminent historian Keith Jeffery’s accomplishment in his magisterial ‘1916: a global history,’ which focuses on a sequence of key events that unfolded around the world that year, and casts the Great War in an entirely new light”–



  • Travel 910.41 Foe 2016
    Foer, Joshua
    Atlas obscura : an explorer’s guide to the world’s hidden wonders
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“Wonder meets wanderlust in an extraordinary new travel book. Created by the founders of AtlasObscura.com, the vibrant online destination and community with over 3 million visitors a month, Atlas Obscura is the bucket-list guide to over 700 of the most unusual, curious, bizarre, and mysterious places on earth” –,Get off the beaten path, and brush off your bucket list! Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, this volume celebrates the strangest and most curious places in the world. Covering natural wonders, architectural marvels, and mind-boggling events, you’ll revel in the weird, the unexpected, the overlooked, the hidden and the mysterious.



  • 917.9804 Cam 2016
    Campbell, James
    Braving it : a father, a daughter, and an unforgettable journey into the Alaskan wild
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“The powerful and affirming story of a father’s journey with his teenage daughter to the far reaches of Alaska. Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, home to only a handful of people, is a harsh and lonely place. So when James Campbell’s cousin Heimo Korth asked him to spend a summer building a cabin in the rugged Interior, Campbell hesitated about inviting his fifteen-year-old daughter, Aidan, to join him: Would she be able to withstand clouds of mosquitoes, the threat of grizzlies, bathing in an ice-cold river, and hours of grueling labor, peeling and hauling logs? But once there, Aidan embraced the wild. She even agreed to return a few months later to help the Korths work their traplines and hunt for caribou and moose. Despite windchills of 50 degrees below zero, father and daughter ventured out daily to track, hunt, and trap. Under the supervision of Edna, Heimo’s Yupik Eskimo wife, Aidan grew more confident in the woods. Campbell knew that in traditional Eskimo cultures, some daughters earned a rite of passage usually reserved for young men. So he decided to take Aidan back to Alaska one final time before she left home. It would be their third and most ambitious trip, backpacking over Alaska’s Brooks Range to the headwaters of the mighty Hulahula River, where they would assemble a folding canoe and paddle to the Arctic Ocean. The journey would test them, and their relationship, in one of the planet’s most remote places: a land of wolves, musk oxen, Dall sheep, golden eagles, and polar bears. At turns poignant and humorous, Braving It is an ode to America’s disappearing wilderness and a profound meditation on what it means for a child to grow up–and a parent to finally, fully let go”–



  • 920 Abramsky 2015
    Abramsky, Sasha
    The house of twenty thousand books
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:“The House of Twenty Thousand Books is journalist Sasha Abramsky’s elegy to the vanished intellectual world of his grandparents, Chimen and Miriam, and their vast library of socialist literature and Jewish history. A rare book dealer and self-educated polymath who would go on to teach at Oxford and consult for Sotheby’s, Chimen Abramsky drew great writers and thinkers like Isaiah Berlin and Eric Hobsbawm to his north London home; his library grew from his abiding passion for books and his search for an enduring ideology. The books, documents, and manuscripts that covered every shelf at 5 Hillway were testaments to Chimen’s quest — from the Jewish orthodoxy of his boyhood, to the Communism of his youth, to the liberalism of his mature years. The House of Twenty Thousand Books is at once the story of a fascinating family and chronicle of the embattled twentieth century. The House of Twenty Thousand Books includes 43 photos. “–



  • 920 Aldrin 2016
    Aldrin, Buzz
    No dream is too high : life lessons from a man who walked on the Moon
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“Beloved American hero Buzz Aldrin reflects on the wisdom, guiding principles, and irreverent anecdotes he’s gathered through his event-filled life–both in outer space and on Earth–in this inspiring guide-to-life for the next generation. Everywhere he goes, crowds gather to meet Buzz Aldrin. He is a world-class hero, a larger-than-life figurehead, best known of a generation of astronauts whose achievements surged in just a few years from first man in space to first men on the Moon. Now he pauses to reflect and share what he has learned, from the vantage point not only of outer space but also of time…”–



  • Juv 920 Andrews
    Andrews, Troy
    Trombone Shorty
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:Hailing from the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high. A prodigy, he was leading his own band by age six, and today this Grammy-nominated artist headlines the legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest.







  • 920 Branch 2016
    Branch, Susan
    Martha’s Vineyard : Isle of dreams
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“In the winter of 1982, long before she became the watercolor artist and author we know today, Susan Branch, 34-years-old and heartbroken from the sudden and unexpected end of her marriage in California, “ran away from home” to the Island of Martha’s Vineyard hoping to gain perspective. It was meant to be temporary, a three-month time-out from the daily grind of being broken up and miserable, but within days of her arrival, alone and not quite in her right mind, Susan “accidentally” bought a tiny one-bedroom cottage in the woods – which is how she discovered she was moving 3,000 miles away from everyone and everything she had known and loved. Funny, observant, touching, and addictive (you are not going to want this book to end), based on the diaries she has kept all her life, Susan Branch relates her inspirational tale of lost love and self discovery, her search for roots, purpose, and destiny with laugh-out-loud honesty. A road map for overcoming loss, following your heart, and making dreams come true, charmingly hand-lettered and watercolored in Susan’s inimitable style, there are diary excerpts, recipes, and hundreds of photographs.”–provided by Amazon.com.



  • 920 Campisi 2017
    Campisi, Charles
    Blue on blue : an insider’s story of good cops catching bad cops
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:From 1996 through 2014 Charles Campisi headed NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau, working under four police commissioners and gaining a reputation as hard-nosed and incorruptible. When he retired, only one man on the 36,000-member force had served longer. During Campisi’s IAB tenure, the number of New Yorkers shot, wounded, or killed by cops every year declined by ninety percent, and the number of cops failing integrity tests shrank to an equally startling low. But to achieve those exemplary results, Campisi had to triple IAB’s staff, hire the very best detectives, and put the word out that bad apples wouldn’t be tolerated. While early pages of Campisi’s absorbing account bring us into the real world of cops, showing, for example, the agony that every cop suffers when he fires his gun, later pages spotlight a harrowing series of investigations that tested IAB’s capacities, forcing detectives to go undercover against cops who were themselves undercover, to hunt down criminals posing as cops, and to break through the “blue wall of silence” to verify rare–but sometimes very real–cases of police brutality.





  • 920 Fowler 2017
    Fowler, Shannon Leone
    Traveling with ghosts : a memoir
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“From grief to reckoning to reflection to solace, a marine biologist shares the solo journey she took–through war-ravaged Eastern Europe, Israel, and beyond–to find peace after her fiancé suffered a fatal attack by a box jellyfish in Thailand.”–Amazon.com.





  • 920 Gerson 2017
    Gerson, Stephane
    Disaster Falls : a family story
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“A piercing and luminescent catalogue of a father’s grief, parsing the shapes and distances of profound loss into a way forward for a family in crisis”–,”A haunting chronicle of what endures when the world we know is swept away. On a day like any other, on a rafting trip down Utah’s Green River, Stephane Gerson’s eight-year-old son, Owen, drowned in a spot known as Disaster Falls. That same night, as darkness fell, Stephane huddled in a tent with his wife, Alison, and their older son, Julian, trying to understand what seemed inconceivable. ‘It’s just the three of us now,’ Alison said over the sounds of a light rain and, nearby, the rushing river. ‘We cannot do it alone. We have to stick together.’ Disaster Fallschronicles the aftermath of that day and their shared determination to stay true to Alison’s resolution. At the heart of the book is Stephane’s portrait of a marriage critically tested. Husband and wife grieve in radically different ways that threaten to isolate each of them in their post-Owen worlds. (‘He feels so far,’ Stephane says, when Alison shows him a selfie Owen had taken. ‘He feels so close,’ she says). With beautiful specificity, Stephane shows how they resist that isolation and reconfigure their marriage from within. As Stephane navigates his grief, the memoir expands to explore how society reacts to the death of a child. He depicts the ‘good death’ of his father, which enlarges Stephane’s perspective on mortality. He excavates the history of the Green River–rife with hazards not mentioned in the rafting company’s brochures. He explores how stories can both memorialize and obscure a person’s life–and how they can rescue us. Disaster Falls is a powerful account of a life cleaved in two–raw, truthful, and unexpectedly consoling”–



  • 920 Hatch 2017
    Hatch, Steven
    Inferno : a doctor’s Ebola story
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“Dr. Steven Hatch first came to Liberia in November 2013, to work at a hospital in Monrovia. Six months later, several of the physicians Dr. Hatch had mentored and served with were dead or barely clinging to life, and Ebola had become a world health emergency. Hundreds of victims perished each week; whole families were destroyed in a matter of days; so many died so quickly that the culturally taboo practice of cremation had to be instituted to dispose of the bodies. With little help from the international community and a population ravaged by disease and fear, the war-torn African nation was simply unprepared to deal with the catastrophe. A physician’s memoir about the ravages of a terrible disease and the small hospital that fought to contain it, Inferno is also an explanation of the science and biology of Ebola : how it is transmitted and spreads with such ferocity. And as Dr. Hatch notes, while Ebola is temporarily under control, it will inevitably re-emerge-as will other plagues, notably the Zika virus, which the World Health Organization has declared a public health emergency. Inferno is a glimpse into the white-hot center of a crisis that will come again. “–



  • 920 Haupt 2017
    Byrd, Cathy
    The boy who knew too much : an astounding true story of a young boy’s past-life memories
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:This is a powerful and inspirational story about a young baseball prodigy who, at the age of two, began sharing vivid memories of being a baseball player in the 1920s and 30s. Christian Haupt described historical facts about Lou Gehrig that he could not have possibly known at the time. Distraught by their son’s uncanny revelations, his parents embarked on a sacred journey of discovery that shook their beliefs to the core and forever changed their views on life and death.



  • 920 Hitler 2016
    Range, Peter Ross
    1924 : the year that made Hitler
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:Adolf Hitler spent 1924 away from society and surrounded by co-conspirators of the failed Beer Hall Putsch. Behind bars in a prison near Munich, Hitler passed the year with deep reading and intensive writing, a year of slowly walking gravel paths while working feverishly on his book Mein Kampf. This was the year of Hitler’s final transformation into the self-proclaimed savior and infallible leader who would appropriate Germany’s historical traditions and bring them into his vision for the Third Reich.–





  • 920 Koretz 2015
    Jobb, Dean
    Empire of deception : the incredible story of a master swindler who seduced a city and captivated the nation
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:“It was a time of unregulated madness. And nowhere was it madder than in Chicago at the dawn of the Roaring Twenties … Enter a slick, smooth-talking, charismatic lawyer named Leo Koretz, who enticed hundreds of people … to invest as much as $30 million–upwards of $400 million today–in phantom timberland and nonexistent oil wells in Panama … When Leo’s scheme finally collapsed in 1923, he vanished, and the Chicago state’s attorney, a man whose lust for power equaled Leo’s own lust for money, began an international manhunt that lasted almost a year”–Provided by publisher.



  • 920 Lee 2016
    Shields, Charles J
    Mockingbird : a portrait of Harper Lee : from Scout to Go set a watchman
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“An extensively revised and updated edition of the bestselling biography of Harper Lee, reframed from the perspective of the recent publication of Lee’s Go Set a Watchman To Kill a Mockingbird–the twentieth century’s most widely read American novel–has sold thirty million copies and still sells a million yearly. In this in-depth biography, first published in 2006, Charles J. Shields brings to life the woman who gave us two of American literature’s most unforgettable characters, Atticus Finch and his daughter, Scout. Years after its initial publication–with revisions throughout the book and a new epilogue–Shields finishes the story of Harper Lee’s life, up to its end. There’s her former agent getting her to transfer the copyright for To Kill a Mockingbird to him, the death of Lee’s dear sister Alice, a fuller portrait of Lee’s editor, Tay Hohoff, and–most vitally–the release of Lee’s long-buried first novel and the ensuing public devouring of what has truly become the book of the year, if not the decade: Lee’s Go Set a Watchman.”–



  • 920 Meagher 2016
    Egan, Timothy
    The immortal Irishman : the Irish revolutionary who became an American hero
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“From the National Book Award-winning and best-selling author Timothy Egan comes the epic story of one of the most fascinating and colorful Irishman in nineteenth-century America. The Irish-American story, with all its twists and triumphs, is told through the improbable life of one man. A dashing young orator during the Great Famine of the 1840s, in which a million of his Irish countrymen died, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule, for which he was banished to a Tasmanian prison colony. He escaped and six months later was heralded in the streets of New York–the revolutionary hero, back from the dead, at the dawn of the great Irish immigration to America. Meagher’s rebirth in America included his leading the newly formed Irish Brigade from New York in many of the fiercest battles of the Civil War–Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg. Twice shot from his horse while leading charges, left for dead in the Virginia mud, Meagher’s dream was that Irish-American troops, seasoned by war, would return to Ireland and liberate their homeland from British rule. The hero’s last chapter, as territorial governor of Montana, was a romantic quest for a true home in the far frontier. His death has long been a mystery to which Egan brings haunting, colorful new evidence”–



  • 920 Meyerowitz 2016
    Meyerowitz, Seth
    The lost airman : a true story of escape from Nazi-occupied France
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:Documents the story of a World War II American Air Force turret-gunner who was one of two escapees when his team’s plane was shot down near Cognac in 1943, tracing his harrowing six-month flight to safety across the Pyrenees under constant pursuit by the Gestapo.



  • 920 Miller 2016
    Harding, Stephen
    The castaway’s war : one man’s battle against Imperial Japan
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“Presents the story of Lieutenant Hugh Barr Miller, who was marooned on a South Pacific island and waged a one-man war against Japanese forces. By the author of The New York Times best-seller The Last Battle,”–NoveList.



  • 920 Mitchell 2016
    Mitchell, Tracey Helton
    The big fix : hope after heroin
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:After surviving nearly a decade of heroin abuse and hard living on the streets of San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, Tracey Helton Mitchell decided to get clean for good.



  • 920 Nixon 2017
    Farrell, John A
    Richard Nixon : the life
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“At the end of World War II, navy lieutenant “Nick” Nixon returned from the Pacific and set his cap at Congress, an idealistic dreamer seeking to build a better world. Yet amid the turns of that now-legendary 1946 campaign, Nixon’s finer attributes gave way to unapologetic ruthlessness. The story of that transformation is the stunning overture to John A. Farrell’s magisterial biography of the president who came to embody postwar American resentment and division. Within four years of his first victory, Nixon was a U.S. senator; in six, the vice president of the United States of America. “Few came so far, so fast, and so alone,” Farrell writes. Nixon’s sins as a candidate were legion; and in one unlawful secret plot, as Farrell reveals here, Nixon acted to prolong the Vietnam War for his own political purposes. Finally elected president in 1969, Nixon packed his staff with bright young men who devised forward-thinking reforms addressing health care, welfare, civil rights, and protection of the environment. It was a fine legacy, but Nixon cared little for it. He aspired to make his mark on the world stage instead, and his 1972 opening to China was the first great crack in the Cold War. Nixon had another legacy, too: an America divided and polarized. He was elected to end the war in Vietnam, but his bombing of Cambodia and Laos enraged the antiwar movement. It was Nixon who launched the McCarthy era, who played white against black with a “southern strategy,” and who spurred the Silent Majority to despise and distrust the country’s elites. Ever insecure and increasingly paranoid, he persuaded Americans to gnaw, as he did, on grievances–and to look at one another as enemies. Finally, in August 1974, after two years of the mesmerizing intrigue and scandal of Watergate, Nixon became the only president to resign in disgrace. This is a gripping and unsparing portrayal of our darkest president. Meticulously researched, brilliantly crafted, and offering fresh revelations, it will be hailed as a masterwork.”–Jacket.



  • 920 Obama 2017
    The meaning of Michelle : 16 writers on the iconic First Lady and how her journey inspires our own
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“Michelle Obama is unlike any other First Lady in American History. From her first moments on the public stage, she has challenged traditional American notions about what it means to be beautiful, to be strong, to be fashion-conscious, to be healthy, to be First Mom, to be a caretaker and hostess, and to be partner to the most powerful man in the world. As Hillary Clinton has said, admiringly about Michelle Obama, our soon to be ex-First Lady exemplifies “the ideal concept of American womanhood.” What is remarkable is that, at 52, she is just getting started. A rollicking, lively dinner-party conversation about race, class, marriage, creativity, womanhood, and what it means to be American today, [this book] offers a parting gift for a landmark moment in American history.” —



  • 920 ONeill 2014
    Dowling, Robert M
    Eugene O’Neill : a life in four acts
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:“A major new biography of the Nobel Prize-winning playwright whose brilliantly original plays revolutionized American theater”– Provided by publisher.



  • 920 Sciolino 2016
    Sciolino, Elaine
    The only street in Paris : life on the Rue des Martyrs
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“Part memoir, part travelogue, part love letter to the people who live and work on a magical street in Paris. Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris bureau chief for the New York Times, invites us on a tour of her favorite Parisian street, offering an homage to street life and the pleasures of Parisian living. ‘I can never be sad on the rue des Martyrs,’ Sciolino explains, as she celebrates the neighborhood’s rich history and vibrant lives. While many cities suffer from the leveling effects of globalization, the rue des Martyrs maintains its distinct allure. On this street, the patron saint of France was beheaded and the Jesuits took their first vows. It was here that Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir painted circus acrobats, �Emile Zola situated a lesbian dinner club in his novel Nana, and Fran�cois Truffaut filmed scenes from The 400 Blows. Sciolino reveals the charms and idiosyncrasies of this street and its longtime residents–the Tunisian greengrocer, the husband-and-wife cheesemongers, the showman who’s been running a transvestite cabaret for more than half a century, the owner of a hundred-year-old bookstore, the woman who repairs eighteenth-century mercury barometers–bringing Paris alive in all of its unique majesty. The Only Street in Paris will make readers hungry for Paris, for cheese and wine, and for the kind of street life that is all too quickly disappearing”–Provided by publisher.





  • 920 Spillman 2016
    Spillman, Rob
    All tomorrow’s parties : a memoir
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:Rob Spillman, editor of Tin House magazine, has led a life defined by restless searching. Born in Germany to two extremely driven musicians, his childhood was spent among the West Berlin cognoscenti, in the epicenter of a city two hundred miles behind the Iron Curtain. There, the Berlin Wall stood as a stark reminder of the split between suppressed dreams and freedom of expression, and the artistic lives surrounding him never felt more authentic. From backstage dressing rooms to the front rows of concert halls, Spillman was inspired to live for art; nothing was more romantic or ideal.



  • 920 Stevens 2017
    Stevens, Michelle
    Scared selfless : my journey from abuse and madness to surviving and thriving
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“Michelle Stevens has a photo of the exact moment her childhood was stolen from her. In it, she’s only eight years old and posing for her mother’s beguiling boyfriend, Gary Lundquist–an elementary school teacher, neighborhood stalwart, and brutal pedophile. Later that night, Gary locks Michelle in a cage, tortures her repeatedly, and uses her to quench his voracious and deviant sexual whims. Michelle can also pinpoint the moment she reconstituted the splintered pieces of her life. Just a few years after being confined to a mental hospital and at the mercy of an alternate personality who kept trolling for sadistic men, she’s in cap and gown receiving her Ph.D. in psychology–and the university’s award for best dissertation. The distance between these two points is the improbable journey from torture, loss, and mental illness to recovery that is Michelle Stevens’s powerful memoir, Scared Selfless. Gary Lundquist kept Michelle as his sex slave for six years. During that time, he waged a campaign of unimaginable cruelty. He pimped her out to countless men for prostitution and forced her to perform in ‘kiddie porn’ when it was legal and shown in Times Square. It took fifteen years, three hospitalizations, and multiple suicide attempts for Michelle to work through Gary’s dark legacy. She suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and developed multiple personalities. There was ‘Chelsey,’ the rebellious teenager who told her boss to shove it; ‘Vicious,’ a tween with homicidal rage; and ‘Sarah,’ a sweet little girl who brought her teddy bear on a first date. In this harrowing yet unflinching look at her own experience, Michelle, who was inspired to help others heal by becoming a psychotherapist, sheds light on the all-too-real threat of child sexual abuse and the psychological effects on its victims and best methods for healing, based on her own struggle with PTSD and dissociative identity disorder (more commonly known as multiple personality disorder). Scared Selfless is an examination at the extraordinary–and inexplicable–feats of the mind in the face of unspeakably horrifying trauma and the story of Michelle’s courageous road to healing, recovery, and triumph”–



  • 920 Waldman 2017
    Waldman, Ayelet
    A really good day
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“A revealing, courageous, fascinating, and funny account of the author’s experiment with microdoses of LSD in an effort to treat a debilitating mood disorder, of her quest to understand a misunderstood drug, and of her search for a really good day. When a small vial arrives in her mailbox from “Lewis Carroll,” Ayelet Waldman is at a low point. Her mood storms have become intolerably severe; she has tried nearly every medication possible; her husband and children are suffering with her. So she opens the vial, places two drops on her tongue, and joins the ranks of an underground but increasingly vocal group of scientists and civilians successfully using therapeutic microdoses of LSD. As Waldman charts her experience over the course of a month–bursts of productivity, sleepless nights, a newfound sense of equanimity–she also explores the history and mythology of LSD, the cutting-edge research into the drug, and the byzantine policies that control it. Drawing on her experience as a federal public defender, and as the mother of teenagers, and her research into the therapeutic value of psychedelics, Waldman has produced a book that is eye-opening, often hilarious, and utterly enthralling”–,”In an effort to treat a debilitating mood disorder, Ayelet Waldman undertook a very private experiment, ingesting 10 micrograms of LSD every three days for a month. This is the story–by turns revealing, courageous, fascinating and funny–of her quietly psychedelic spring, her quest to understand one of our most feared drugs, and her search for a really good day”–



  • 920 X 1999
    X, Malcolm
    The autobiography of Malcolm X
    Publication Year:1973
    Summary:An autobiography of Malcolm X who rose from a life of crime to become the most dynamic leader of the civil rights movement.



  • Juv 920.72 Krull
    Krull, Kathleen
    A kids’ guide to America’s first ladies
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:Find out what our country’s First Ladies thought, did, and advocated for as they moved into the White House. Why did the Patriots love Martha Washington? What causes did Eleanor Roosevelt support and lead? What did Jacqueline Kennedy do to establish her legacy long after she left the White House? How did Hillary Clinton turn her role as First Lady into a political career of her own? Packed with anecdotes and sidebars, a timeline of the advancement of women’s rights, and illustrations and portraits.



  • 929.2 Hal 2014
    Haley, Alex
    Roots : the saga of an American family
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:This poignant and powerful narrative tells the dramatic story of Kunta Kinte, snatched from freedom in Africa and brought by ship to America and slavery, and his descendants. Drawing on the oral traditions handed down in his family for generations, the author traces his origins back to the seventeen-year-old Kunta Kinte, who was abducted from his home in Gambia and transported as a slave to colonial America. In this account Haley provides an imaginative rendering of the lives of seven generations of black men and women.



  • 937 Bea 2015
    Beard, Mary
    SPQR : a history of ancient Rome
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:A prominent classicist explores ancient Rome and how its citizens adapted the notion of imperial rule, invented the concepts of citizenship and nation, and made laws about those traditionally overlooked in history, including women, slaves, and criminals.



  • 940.434 Yoc 2016
    Yockelson, Mitchell A
    Forty-seven days : how Pershing’s warriors came of age to defeat the German Army in World War I
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:The Battle of the Meuse-Argonne is the deadliest clash in American history: more than a million untested American soldiers went up against a better-trained and experienced German army, resulting in more than twenty-six thousand deaths and leaving nearly a hundred thousand wounded. Yet in forty-seven days of intense combat, these Americans forced the Germans to surrender, bringing the First World War to an end. Historian Mitchell Yockelson tells how General John J. “Black Jack” Pershing’s exemplary leadership led to the unlikeliest of victories.



  • 940.5429 Ger 2016
    Geroux, William
    The Mathews men : seven brothers and the war against Hitler’s U-boats
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:One of the last unheralded heroic stories of World War II: the U-boat assault off the American coast against the men of the U.S. Merchant Marine who were supplying the European war, and one community’s monumental contribution to that effort.,One of the indelible images of World War II is of an explosion at sea– a U-boat attack, a ship in flames, and an ocean full of men swimming for their lives. The Mathews Men tells the story of what it was like to be on those ships in an almost unknown epic sea battle that took place just off the coast of America. Its heroes were the men of the U.S. Merchant Marine, celebrated at long last in this book. Mathews County, Virginia, is a remote outpost on the Chesapeake Bay. Its men had gone to sea for generations, but in 1942, Mathews mariners suddenly found themselves in the crosshairs of a lethal fleet of U-boats. The Germans were determined to sink every American merchant ship they could, to strangle the flow of fuel, arms, and supplies to the Allies. The U.S. Navy initially lacked the inclination and resources to protect the unarmed vessels, and the carnage was staggering. Ships were sometimes torpedoed before the eyes of tourists on American beaches. Nearly every family in tiny Mathews had a personal stake in the U-boat war, and none had a greater one than that of Captain Jesse and Henrietta Hodges and their seven sons. The Hodges family would experience the war from the Gulf of Mexico to the Indian Ocean to the Arctic Circle. Drawing on interviews with the last living Mathews mariners, family records, diaries, letters, and official documents, journalist William Geroux describes how men survived torpedo explosions, flaming oil slicks, storms, shark attacks, and harrowing lifeboat odysseys– only to ship out again as soon as they’d returned to safety. Merchant mariners often died terrible deaths, and suffered a higher casualty rate than any branch of the U.S. military except the Marines– but were denied veterans benefits for decades. This is a story of valor without glory, of the men who made sure no Allied invasion force was ever thrown back into the sea for want of supplies or weaponry. Merchant mariners landed at D-Day and delivered the crew of the Enola Gay to the Pacific, and when the war was over, it was Merchant Marine ships that brought the troops home. Geroux evokes in vivid, human detail a war beyond the familiar battlefields and its toll on the families back home. Unrecognized by the government, unheralded in the history books, the achievements and sacrifices of the Merchant Marine have been largely ignored-until now.–Adapted from dust jacket.



  • 946.0814 Hoc 2016
    Hochschild, Adam
    Spain in our hearts : Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936/1939
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:A sweeping history of the Spanish Civil War, told through nine American and British characters including Hemingway and George Orwell. It was a war between fascism, communism, and democracy that preceded World War II, and a tale of idealism and a noble cause that failed.



  • 956.054 Bac 2016
    Bacevich, Andrew J
    America’s war for the greater Middle East : a military history
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:A critical assessment of America’s foreign policy in the Middle East throughout the past four decades evaluates and connects regional engagements since 1990 while revealing their massive costs.,From the end of World War II until 1980, virtually no American soldiers were killed in action while serving in the Greater Middle East. Since 1990, virtually no American soldiers have been killed in action anywhere else. What caused this shift? Andrew J. Bacevich, one of the country’s most respected voices on foreign affairs, offers an incisive critical history of this ongoing military enterprise–now more than thirty years old and with no end in sight. During the 1980s, Bacevich argues, a great transition occurred. As the Cold War wound down, the United States initiated a new conflict–a War for the Greater Middle East–that continues to the present day. The long twilight struggle with the Soviet Union had involved only occasional and sporadic fighting. But as this new war unfolded, hostilities became persistent. From the Balkans and East Africa to the Persian Gulf and Central Asia, U.S. forces embarked upon a seemingly endless series of campaigns across the Islamic world. Few achieved anything remotely like conclusive success. Instead, actions undertaken with expectations of promoting peace and stability produced just the opposite. As a consequence, phrases like “permanent war” and “open-ended war” have become part of everyday discourse. Connecting the dots in a way no other historian has done before, Bacevich weaves a compelling narrative out of episodes as varied as the Beirut bombing of 1983, the Mogadishu firefight of 1993, the invasion of Iraq in 2003, and the rise of ISIS in the present decade. Understanding what America’s costly military exertions have wrought requires seeing these seemingly discrete events as parts of a single war. It also requires identifying the errors of judgment made by political leaders in both parties and by senior military officers who share responsibility for what has become a monumental march to folly. This Bacevich unflinchingly does.–From dust jacket.



  • 956.054 Eng 2016
    Engel, Richard
    And then all hell broke loose : two decades in the Middle East
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“Based on two decades of reporting, NBC’s chief foreign correspondent’s riveting story of the Middle East revolutions, the Arab Spring, war, and terrorism seen up-close–sometimes dangerously so. When he was just twenty-three, a recent graduate of Stanford University, Richard Engel set off to Cairo with $2,000 and dreams of being a reporter. Shortly thereafter he was working freelance for Arab news sources and got a call that a busload of Italian tourists were massacred at a Cairo museum. This is his first view of the carnage these years would pile on. Over two decades Engel has been under fire, blown out of hotel beds, taken hostage. He has watched Mubarak and Morsi in Egypt arrested and condemned, reported from Jerusalem, been through the Lebanese war, covered the whole shooting match in Iraq, interviewed Libyan rebels who toppled Gaddafi, reported from Syria as Al-Qaeda stepped in, was kidnapped in the Syrian crosscurrents of fighting. He goes into Afghanistan with the Taliban and to Iraq with ISIS. In the page-turning And Then All Hell Broke Loose, he shares his adventure tale. Engel takes chances, though not reckless ones, keeps a level head and a sense of humor, as well as a grasp of history in the making. Reporting as NBC’s Chief-Foreign Correspondent, he reveals his unparalleled access to the major figures, the gritty soldiers, and the helpless victims in the Middle East during this watershed time. We can experience the unforgettable suffering and despair of the local populations. Engel’s vivid description is intimate and personal. Importantly, it is a succinct and authoritative account of the ever-changing currents in that dangerous land”–





  • 970.0049 Kin 2013
    King, Thomas
    The inconvenient Indian : a curious account of native people in North America
    Publication Year:2013
    Summary:In this book the author offers a deeply knowing, darkly funny, unabashedly opinionated, and utterly unconventional account of Indian-White relations in North America since initial contact; in the process, he refashions old stories about historical events and figures. Ranging freely across the centuries and the Canada-U.S. border, he debunks fabricated stories of Indian savagery and White heroism, takes an oblique look at Indians (and cowboys) in film and popular culture, wrestles with the history of Native American resistance and his own experiences as a Native rights activist, and articulates a profound, revolutionary understanding of the cumulative effects of ever-shifting laws and treaties on Native peoples and lands. At once a “history” and the complete subversion of a history, this is a critical and personal meditation that the author has conducted over the past 50 years about what it means to be “Indian” in North America. This book distills the insights gleaned from that meditation, weaving the curiously circular tale of the relationship between non-Natives and Natives in the centuries since the two first encountered each other.



  • 973.3 Ame 2016
    The American Revolution : a visual history.
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:Provides information about the people, battles, and events of America’s battle for independence, including what daily life was like for Americans caught up in the conflict, the type of arms used by both armies, and the lasting effect of the war.



  • 973.3 Fish 2016
    Fisher, David
    Bill O’Reilly’s Legends & Lies: The patriots
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:The American Revolution was not inevitable, nor was it a unanimous cause. It pitted neighbors against one another, as loyalists and colonial rebels faced off for their lives and futures. Through the remarkable lives of the first Americans, this book reveals the contentious arguments that turned friends into foes and the land into a war zone. From the riots over a child’s murder that led to the Boston Massacre, to the Continental Army’s first victory under George Washington’s leadership, to the Southern guerrilla campaign of “Swamp Fox” Francis Marion, to Benedict Arnold’s audacious betrayal, David Fisher explores the combination of resourcefulness, perseverance, strategy, and luck that resulted in the creation of a country that would go on to become the most powerful in the world. Despite the victory of the Revolution, the fight for democracy wasn’t over. From the combat zone to Congress, it was a political battle as much as a physical one. With the patriots grappling to create a government, one for and by the people, the origin story of the United States of America was only starting to be written.



  • Juv 973.3 Kunstler
    Kunstler, Mort
    The Revolutionary War, 1775-1783
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:Künstler{u2019}s paintings bring history to life with vivid, high-action portrayals of the primary events that won Americans their freedom from Britain: the Boston Tea Party, the Siege of Yorktown, Paul Revere{u2019}s ride, and the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The epic artworks faithfully chronicle these moments from history and encourage children to look again and again for special details{u2014}from the number of stars on George Washington{u2019}s flag to the style of a soldier{u2019}s uniform. Together with text by award-winning historian Alan Axelrod, these brilliantly explicit paintings engage a young reader{u2019}s attention and introduce them to American history through the visual arts.



  • 973.3 Wil 2016
    Willis, Sam
    The struggle for sea power : a naval history of the American Revolution
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“A naval perspective on how the American Revolution was successfully waged against the 18th century’s most established naval and military power in spite of limited American resources shares key insights into the histories of multiple countries and contributing economic, political and social factors,”–NoveList.



  • 973.382 Phi 2016
    Philbrick, Nathaniel
    Valiant ambition : George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the fate of the American Revolution
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:In the summer of 1776, Washington’s army in Brooklyn and New York City faced one of the largest invading forces ever assembled by the British Empire. After suffering a series of devastating defeats, Washington’s vulnerable and dejected troops were forced to evacuate the southern tip of Manhattan Island. Three weeks later, however, near the Canadian border, one of his favorite and most talented generals accomplished a tactical miracle by stalling the British advance in a viciously fought naval battle on Lake Champlain. An American defeat would have effectively ended the war, and it was Benedict Arnold who saved his young country from ruin. Moving beyond the storied victories at Trenton and Princeton and the ordeal of the Continental army at Valley Forge, Philbrick shows how the injuries Arnold suffered at the Battle of Saratoga set Washington’s greatest fighting general on the road to treason. Arnold was an impulsive but sympathetic hero whose misfortunes at the hands of self-serving politicians undermined his faith in the legitimacy of the rebellion. By 1780, he had fled to the enemy after his failed attempt to surrender the American fortress at West Point to the British. During the same period, Washington came to embrace the full scope of leadership. The book tracks the messy collision of military and political goals and shows how the deep divisions among the American people posed a greater threat to their cause than the British army. In a new country wary of tyrants, Washington’s unmatched ability to rise above the petty politics of his time enabled him to recognize the war that really mattered. In his treason, Arnold may actually have saved America. By intertwining the stories of Washington and Arnold, Philbrick reveals the dark path America traveled during its revolution. This is a portrait of a people in crisis and the war that gave birth to a nation.



  • 973.46 Sed 2015
    Sedgwick, John
    War of two : Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the duel that stunned the nation
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:In War of Two, John Sedgwick explores the long-standing conflict between Founding Father Alexander Hamilton and Vice President Aaron Burr. A study in contrasts from birth, they had been compatriots, colleagues, and even friends. But above all they were rivals. Matching each other’s ambition and skill as lawyers in New York, they later battled for power along political fault lines that would not only decide the future of the United States, but define it. A series of letters between Burr and Hamilton suggest the duel was fought over an unflattering comment made at a dinner party. But another letter, written by Hamilton the night before the event, provides critical insight into his true motivation. It was addressed to former Speaker of the House Theodore Sedgwick, a trusted friend of both men, and the author’s own ancestor. John Sedgwick suggests that Hamilton saw Burr not merely as a personal rival but as a threat to the nation. Burr would prove that fear justified after Hamilton’s death when, haunted by the legacy of his longtime adversary, he embarked on an imperial scheme to break the Union apart.





  • 973.4609 Gor 2016
    Gordon Reed, Annette
    “Most blessed of the patriarchs” : Thomas Jefferson and the empire of the imagination
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed teams up with the country’s leading Jefferson scholar, Peter S. Onuf, to present an absorbing and revealing character study that finally clarifies the philosophy of Thomas Jefferson. Tracing Jefferson’s development and maturation from his youth to his old age, the authors explore what they call the “empire” of Jefferson’s imagination–his expansive state of mind born of the intellectual influences and life experiences that led him into public life as a modern avatar of the enlightenment, who often likened himself to an ancient figure–“the most blessed of the patriarchs.”,Jefferson was a man so riven with contradictions that he is almost impossible to know. Gordon-Reed and Onuf dispel the many clichés that have accrued over the years, and trace his philosophical development from youth to old age. In doing so, they challenge much of what we have come to accept about Jefferson, and reintroduce us to a man more gifted than most, but complicated in just the ways we all are.





  • 973.7092 Fon 2010
    Foner, Eric
    The fiery trial : Abraham Lincoln and American slavery
    Publication Year:2010
    Summary:In a landmark work of deep scholarship and insight, Foner gives us a life of Lincoln as it intertwined with slavery, the defining issue of the time and the tragic hallmark of American history. The author demonstrates how Lincoln navigated a dynamic political landscape deftly, moving in measured steps, often on a path forged by abolitionists and radicals in his party, and that Lincoln’s greatness lay in his capacity for moral and political growth.



  • Juv 976.335 Weatherford
    Weatherford, Carole Boston
    Freedom in Congo Square
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:Six days a week, slaves labor from sunup to sundown and beyond, but on Sunday afternoons, they gather with free blacks at Congo Square outside New Orleans, free from oppression. Includes foreword about Congo Square by Freddi Williams Evans, glossary, and historical notes.





  • Fiction Adichie
    Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
    Americanah
    Publication Year:2013
    Summary:“A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to start a new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected”–



  • YA Fiction Alexander
    Alexander, Kwame
    Booked
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:Twelve-year-old Nick loves soccer and hates books, but soon learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams.



  • Fiction Alexis
    Alexis, Andre
    Fifteen dogs : an apologue
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:A bet between the gods Hermes and Apollo leads them to grant human consciousness and language to a group of dogs overnighting at a Toronto veterinary clinic. Suddenly capable of more complex thought, the pack is torn between those who resist the new ways of thinking, preferring the old ‘dog’ ways, and those who embrace the change. The gods watch from above as the dogs venture into their newly unfamiliar world, as they become divided among themselves, as each struggles with new thoughts and feelings.



  • Fiction Baker
    Baker, Jo
    A country road, a tree : a novel
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“From the best-selling author of Longbourn, a stunning new novel that follows an unnamed writer–Samuel Beckett–whose life and extraordinary literary gift are permanently shaped in the forge of war. When war breaks out in Europe in 1939, a young, unknown writer journeys from his home in neutral Ireland to conflict-ridden Paris and is drawn into the maelstrom. With him we experience the hardships yet stubborn vibrancy at the heart of Europe during the Nazis’ rise to power; his friendships with James Joyce and other luminaries; his quietly passionate devotion to the Frenchwoman who will become his lifelong companion; his secret work for the French Resistance and narrow escapes from the Gestapo; his flight from occupied Paris to the countryside; and the rubble of his life after liberation. And through it all we are witness to workings of a uniquely brilliant mind struggling to create a language that will express his experience of this shattered world. Here is a remarkable story of survival and determination, and a portrait of the extremes of human experience alchemized into timeless art”–



  • Juv Fiction Barnhill, K.
    Barnhill, Kelly Regan
    The girl who drank the moon
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named Glerk and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, Fyrian. Xan rescues the abandoned children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey. One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this enmagicked girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. To keep young Luna safe from her own unwieldy power, Xan locks her magic deep inside her. When Luna approaches her thirteenth birthday, her magic begins to emerge on schedule — but Xan is far away. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Soon, it is up to Luna to protect those who have protected her — even if it means the end of the loving, safe world she’s always known.



  • Fiction Barr
    Barr, Nevada
    Boar Island
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“Anna Pigeon, in her career as a National Park Service Ranger, has had to deal with all manner of crimes and misdemeanors, but cyber-bullying and stalking is a new one. The target is Elizabeth, the adopted teenage daughter of her friend Heath Jarrod. Elizabeth is driven to despair by the disgusting rumors spreading online and bullying texts. Until, one day, Heath finds her daughter Elizabeth in the midst of an unsuccessful suicide attempt. And then she calls in the cavalry–her aunt Gwen and her friend Anna Pigeon… Since Anna is about to start her new post as Acting Chief Ranger at Acadia National Park in Maine, the three will join her and stay at a house on the cliff of a small island near the park, Boar Island. But the move east doesn’t solve the problem. The stalker has followed them east… At the same time, Anna has barely arrived at Acadia before a brutal murder is committed by a killer uncomfortably close to her.”–



  • Fiction Bell
    Bell, David
    Bring her home
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“In the breathtaking new thriller from David Bell, bestselling author of Since She Went Away and Somebody I Used to Know, the fate of two missing teenage girls becomes a father’s worst nightmare … Just a year and a half after the tragic death of his wife, Bill Price’s fifteen-year-old daughter, Summer, and her best friend, Haley, disappear. Days later, the girls are found in a city park. Haley is dead at the scene, while Summer is left beaten beyond recognition and clinging to life. As Bill holds vigil over Summer’s bandaged body, the only sound the unconscious girl can make is one cryptic and chilling word: No. And the more time Bill spends with Summer, the more he wonders what happened to her. Or if the injured girl in the hospital bed is really his daughter at all. When troubling new questions about Summer’s life surface, Bill is not prepared for the aftershocks. He’ll soon discover that both the living and the dead have secrets. And that searching for the truth will tear open old wounds that pierce straight to the heart of his family …”–



  • Fiction Berry
    Berry, Steve
    The Lost Order
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“The Knights of the Golden Circle was the largest and most dangerous clandestine organization in American history. It amassed billions in stolen gold and silver, all buried in hidden caches across the United States. Since 1865 treasure hunters have searched, but little of that immense wealth has ever been found. Now, one hundred and sixty years later, two factions of what remains of the Knights of the Golden Circle want that lost treasure–one to spend it for their own ends, the other to preserve it. Thrust into this battle is former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone, whose connection to the knights is far deeper than he ever imagined. At the center is the Smithsonian Institution–linked to the knights, its treasure, and Malone himself through an ancestor, a Confederate spy named Angus “Cotton” Adams, whose story holds the key to everything. Complicating matters are the political ambitions of a reckless Speaker of the House and the bitter widow of a United States Senator, who together are planning radical changes to the country. And while Malone and Cassiopeia Vitt face the past, ex-president Danny Daniels and Stephanie Nelle confront a new and unexpected challenge, a threat that may cost one of them their life. From the backrooms of the Smithsonian to the deepest woods in rural Arkansas, and finally up into the rugged mountains of northern New Mexico, The Lost Order is a perilous adventure into our country’s dark past, and a potentially even darker future”–



  • Fiction Billingham
    Billingham, Mark
    Rush of blood
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:Three British couples meet around the pool on their Florida holiday and become fast friends. But on Easter Sunday, the last day of their vacation, tragedy strikes: the fourteen-year-old daughter of an American vacationer goes missing, and her body is later found floating in the mangroves. When the shocked couples return home to the U.K., they remain in contact, and over the course of three increasingly fraught dinner parties they come to know one another better. But they don’t always like what they find. Buried beneath these apparently normal exteriors are some unusual kinks and unpleasant vices. Then, a second girl goes missing, in Kent–not far from where any of the couples lives. Could it be that one of these six has a secret far darker than anybody can imagine?



  • Fiction Bitto
    Bitto, Emily
    The strays : a novel
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:On her first day at a new school, Lily befriends one of the daughters of infamous avant-garde painter Evan Trentham. He and his wife are trying to escape the stifling conservatism of 1930s Australia by inviting other like-minded artists to live and work at their family home. Lily becomes infatuated with this wild, makeshift family and longs to truly be part of it. As the years pass, Lily observes the way the lives of these artists come to reflect the same themes as their art: Faustian bargains and spectacular falls from grace. Yet it’s not Evan, but his daughters, who pay the price for his radicalism. An engrossing story of ambitions, sacrifice, and compromised loyalties. —



  • Mystery Boyce
    Boyce, Trudy Nan
    Old bones
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“During a vigil calling for police reform, students from Spelman College, a historically black women’s institution, are assaulted by rifle fire from a passing vehicle. On her way to interview witnesses, Detective Sarah “Salt” Alt confronts the fleeing vehicle of the suspects, but they get away. A city in turmoil. While other detectives take the lead on the Spelman murders, Salt is tasked to investigate the case of a recently discovered decomposed body. When she combs through the missing-persons reports, it becomes clear the victim is a girl Salt took into custody two years before, and Salt feels a grave responsibility to learn the truth about how the girl died. But before she can pursue any leads, Salt is called onto emergency riot detail–in the wake of the assault on the Spelman students, Atlanta has reached the boiling point. In a city burdened by history and a community erupting in pain and anger, Salt must delve into the past for answers.”– Ç‚c Provided by publisher.



  • Fiction Branard
    Branard, Lynne
    Traveling light
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“From the New York Times bestselling author and “masterful storyteller”* behind The Art of Arranging Flowers comes a new novel about the search for what really matters in life … Driving from North Carolina to New Mexico with her three-legged dog, a strange man’s ashes, and a waitress named Blossom riding shotgun isn’t exactly what Alissa Wells ever wanted to be doing. But it’s exactly what she needs … It all starts when Alissa impulsively puts a bid on an abandoned storage unit, only to become the proud new owner of Roger Hart’s remains. Two weeks later, she jumps in her car and heads west, thinking that returning the ashes of a dead man might be the first step on her way to a new life. She isn’t wrong. Especially when Blossom, who just graduated from high school, hitches a ride with her to Texas, and Alissa has to get used to letting someone else take the wheel. Posting about their road trip on Facebook, complete with photos of Roger at every stop, Blossom opens Alissa’s eyes to the road in front of her–and to how sometimes the best things in life are the ones you never see coming.



  • Mystery Brekke
    Brekke, Jorgen
    The fifth element
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“Police Inspector Odd Singsaker has been captured, imprisoned on an island off the Northern coast of Norway. He wakes to find himself holding a shotgun. Next to him is a corpse. But what events led him to this point? And how did he get here? A few weeks earlier, Felicia, his wife, disappeared. Though he didn’t know it, she was trying to find her way back to Odd to reconcile, but then she vanished into a snowstorm. Possibly involved is a corrupt, coldblooded cop from Oslo, a devious college student who’s stolen a great deal of cocaine from drug dealers, and a hit man hired by the drug dealers who have been robbed. All of these lives intersect with Odd’s as he searches for Felicia. The Fifth Element is ultimately the story of what happened to Felicia Stone. Within that journey, brutal crimes are uncovered, tenacious love shines through, and chilling characters with nothing to lose will stop at nothing to get what they want. Jorgen Brekke once again delivers a chilling thriller that readers will tear through to unravel what happened-and why.”–



  • Fiction Brockman
    Brockmann, Suzanne
    Some kind of hero
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“Navy men don’t come tougher than Lieutenant Peter Greene. Every day he whips hotshot SEAL wannabes into elite fighters. So why can’t he handle one fifteen-year-old girl? His ex’s death left him a single dad overnight, and very unprepared. Though he can’t relate to an angsty teen, he can at least keep Maddie safe–until the day she disappears. Though Pete’s lacking in fatherly intuition, his instinct for detecting danger is razor sharp. Maddie’s in trouble. Now he needs the Troubleshooters team at his back, along with an unconventional ally. Romance writer Shayla Whitman never expected to be drawn into a real-world thriller–or to meet a hero who makes her pulse pound. Action on the page is one thing. Actually living it is another story. Shay’s not as bold as her heroines, but she’s a mother. She sees the panic in her new neighbor’s usually fearless blue eyes–and knows there’s no greater terror for a parent than having a child at risk. It’s an ordeal Shay won’t let Pete face alone. She’s no highly trained operative, but she’s smart, resourceful, and knows what makes teenagers tick. Still, working alongside Pete has its own perils–like letting the heat between them rise out of control. Intimate emotions could mean dangerous, even deadly, consequences for their mission. No matter what, they must be on top of their game, and playing for keeps . . . or else Pete’s daughter may be gone for good



  • Mystery Brown
    Brown, Rita Mae
    Tall tail : a Mrs. Murphy mystery
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“Returning to Virginia’s post-revolutionary history and to characters introduced in Tail Gait, the story follows the Garth sisters and their husbands, neighbors to a brutal slaveholder whose murder at the hands of one of his slaves is neither unexpected nor unwarranted, especially when the impetus was an attack on that slave’s wife. The sisters manage to smuggle the fugitive to safety in York, Pennsylvania, while ensuring that the circumstances underlying the entire ordeal stay long buried. Until now. Harry and her animal companions come closer to drawing a link between the past and the present. And in this centuries-spanning caper, they will discover that hiding who you really are may have mortal consequences … As the questions surrounding”–



  • Mystery Brundage
    Brundage, Elizabeth
    All things cease to appear
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:Upstate New York. George Clare comes home from his position as an art teacher at a private college to find his wife killed and their three-year-old daughter alone. George is the immediate suspect, and a persistent cop is stymied at every turn in proving him a heartless murderer. Three teenage brothers who previously lived in the house become entangled in the investigation. But behind one crime there are others, and more than twenty years will pass before a hard kind of justice is finally served.



  • Mystery Bude
    Bude, John
    The Cheltenham Square murder
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:In the seeming tranquility of Regency Square in Cheltenham live the diverse inhabitants of its ten houses. One summer’s evening, the square’s rivalries and allegiances are disrupted by a sudden and unusual death – an arrow to the head, shot through an open window at no. 6. Unfortunately for the murderer, an invitation to visit had just been sent by the crime writer Aldous Barnet, staying with his sister at no. 8, to his friend Superintendent Meredith. Three days after his arrival, Meredith finds himself investigating the shocking murder two doors down. Six of the square’s inhabitants are keen members of the Wellington Archery Club, but if Meredith thought that the case was going to be easy to solve, he was wrong…



  • Fiction Burch
    Burch, Heather
    In the light of the garden : a novel
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“Inheriting her grandparents’ island estate on Florida’s Gulf coast is a special kind of homecoming for thirty-one-year-old Charity Baxter. Raised by a narcissistic single mother, Charity’s only sense of a loving home comes from childhood summers spent with Gramps and Grandma. But piercing her fondest memories is her sharpest grief–the death of her beloved grandmother, when Charity stopped believing in the magical healing power of the weeping willow that still casts a shadow on their property. Now that Charity has returned, she’s full of longing and regret, until she befriends her neighbor Dalton Reynolds, who has come to Gaslamp Island carrying his own heartache. As other exiles arrive–a great uncle harboring secrets, a teenage runaway–Charity begins to reconsider what makes a family. When her own estranged mother shows up in crisis, Charity is challenged to search her heart for forgiveness. But forgiving herself may require a little magic from the last place she’d expect to find it.”–Back cover.



  • Mystery Buzzelli
    Buzzelli, Elizabeth Kane
    She stopped for death
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:When elusive and highly secretive poet Emily Sutton reemerges into society, making strange accusations, Jenny Weston and her neighbor, author Zoe Zola, look into the poet’s half-truths, which leads them to a horrible murder.



  • Fiction Chaney
    Chaney, Joann
    What you don’t know : a novel
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:The effects of an imprisoned serial killer’s crimes reverberate in the lives of the detective who discovered him, the reporter who covered him, and the woman who was married to him, even as the prospect of solving a series of new killings offers them a chance to get their lives back.



  • Mystery Christie
    Christie, Agatha
    Sad cypress : a Hercule Poirot mystery
    Publication Year:2007
    Summary:Beautiful, young Elinor Carlisle stands serenely in the dock accused of the murder of Mary Gerrard, her rival in love. The evidence is damning: only Elinor had the motive, the opportunity and the means to administer the fatal poison. Yet, inside the hostile courtroom, one man still presumes Elinor is innocent until proven guilty; Hercule Poirot is all that stands between Elinor and the gallows …



  • Mystery Christie
    Christie, Agatha
    The mysterious affair at Styles : a Hercule Poirot mystery
    Publication Year:2006
    Summary:Set in the summer of 1917, the story follows the war-wounded Hastings to the Styles St. Mary estate of his friend John Cavendish. The Cavendish household is wrought with tension due to the marriage of John’s widowed mother to a suspicious younger man. In the village, Hastings runs into his old friend Hercule Poirot and, when the estate’s trouble turns deadly, the friends unite to solve a most baffling case.



  • Mystery Christie
    Christie, Agatha
    The secret adversary
    Publication Year:2009
    Summary:In 1919, young couple Tommy Beresford and Tuppence Cowley form a partnership, hiring themselves out as “young adventurers”. Their first case, however, is more of an adventure than they expect–working to find documents that, if they were known to the general public, would fuel a communist revolution in Britain. Undercover agents Tommy and Tuppence know that Jane Finn was carrying top secret documents when she disappeared five years ago. What they don’t know is that a killer is targeting a sinister older woman because she knows all about Jane. Soon Tommy and Tuppence are in grave danger.



  • Mystery Christie
    Hannah, Sophie
    The monogram murders : the new Hercule Poirot mystery
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:A mystery featuring Agatha Christie’s legendary hero follows Hercule Poirot as he tries to solve a diabolically clever puzzle in 1920s London that will put his keen skills of detection to the test.



  • Mystery Clark
    Clark, Mary Higgins
    As time goes by : a novel
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“In this exciting thriller from Mary Higgins Clark, the #1 New York Times bestselling “Queen of Suspense,” a news reporter tries to find her birth mother just as she is assigned to cover the high-profile trial of a woman accused of murdering her wealthy husband. Television journalist Delaney Wright is on the brink of stardom after she begins covering a sensational murder trial for the six p.m. news. She should be thrilled, yet her growing desire to locate her birth mother consumes her thoughts. When Delaney’s friends Alvirah Meehan and her husband Willy offer to look into the mystery surrounding her birth, they uncover a shocking secret they do not want to reveal. On trial for murder is Betsy Grant, widow of a wealthy doctor who has been an Alzheimer’s victim for eight years. When her once-upon-a-time celebrity lawyer urges her to accept a plea bargain, Betsy refuses: she will go to trial to prove her innocence. Betsy’s stepson, Alan Grant, bides his time nervously as the trial begins. His substantial inheritance hangs in the balance–his only means of making good on payments he owes his ex-wife, his children, and increasingly angry creditors. As the trial unfolds, and the damning evidence against Betsy piles up, Delaney is convinced that Betsy is not guilty and frantically tries to prove her innocence. A true classic from Mary Higgins Clark, As Time Goes By is a thrilling read by a master of the genre”–





  • Fiction Crichton
    Crichton, Michael
    The terminal man
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:A computer specialist suffering from violent seizures has electrodes implanted in his brain to soothe his impulses. He soon learns to program the implants himself, and escapes the hospital, a homicidal maniac with a deadly agenda.



  • Mystery Cross
    Cross, Mason
    Winterlong
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:It’s been five years since Carter Blake parted ways with top-secret government operation Winterlong. They brokered a deal at the time: he’d keep quiet about what they were doing, and in return he’d be left alone. But news that one of Blake’s old allies, a man who agreed the same deal, is dead means only one thing: something has changed and Winterlong is coming for him. Emma Faraday, newly appointed head of the secret unit, is determined to tie up loose ends. And Blake is a very loose end. He’s been evading them for years, but finally they’ve picked up his trace. Blake may be the best there is at tracking down people who don’t want to be found, but Winterlong taught him everything he knows. If there’s anyone who can find him and kill him it’s them.It’s time for Carter Blake to up his game.



  • Juv Picture Book Curious George
    Zappy, Erica
    Curious George discovers recycling
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:Curious George learns how to identify recyclable materials and finds out what happens at a recycling facility when he participates in the doorman’s recycling contest.



  • Juv Picture Book Curious George
    Zappy, Erica
    Jorge el curioso el puesto de limonada
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:When George wants to earn money for a new soccer ball, he decides to open a lemonade stand.



  • Fiction Cussler
    Cussler, Clive
    The emperor’s revenge
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon face their toughest challenge yet when a violent bank heist during the Monaco Grand Prix decimates the Corporation’s accounts. To get the money back, Juan joins forces with an old friend from his days in the CIA so they can track down a rogue hacker and a ruthless former Ukrainian naval officer. It is only after the hunt begins that the enormity of the plan comes into focus: the bank theft is just the first step in a plot that will result in the deaths of millions and bring the world’s economies to a standstill. The catalyst for the scheme? A stunning document stolen during Napoleon’s disastrous invasion of Russia. But two hundred years later, it may be the thing that brings Europe to its knees.



  • Fiction Daly
    Daly, Paula
    The trophy child
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:Karen Bloom is not the coddling mother type. She believes in raising her children for success. Some in the neighborhood call her assertive, others say she’s driven, but in gossiping circles she’s known as: the tiger mother. Karen believes that tough discipline is the true art of parenting and that achievement leads to ultimate happiness. She expects her husband and her children to perform at 200 percent—no matter the cost. But in an unending quest for excellence, her seemingly flawless family start to rebel against her. Her husband Noel is a handsome doctor with a proclivity for alcohol and women. Their prodigy daughter, Bronte, is excelling at school, music lessons, dance classes, and yet she longs to run away. Verity, Noel’s teenage daughter from his first marriage, is starting to display aggressive behavior. And Karen’s son from a previous relationship falls deeper into drug use. When tragedy strikes the Blooms, Karen’s carefully constructed facade begins to fall apart—and once the deadly cracks appear, they are impossible to stop. A thrilling tale of ambition and murder, Daly’s richly imagined world of suburban striving and motherly love is an absorbing page-turner about the illusions of perfection and the power games between husband and wife, parent and child. -from Amazon



  • Fiction Danler
    Danler, Stephanie
    Sweetbitter
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“A lush, thrilling debut–a publishing event already the subject of an article in The New York Times–about a year in the life of a uniquely beguiling young woman, set in the wild, alluring world of a famous downtown New York restaurant. “Let’s say I was born when I came over the George Washington Bridge …” This is how we meet unforgettable Tess, the 22-year-old at the heart of this stunning debut. Shot like a bullet from a mundane past, she’s come to New York to escape the provincial, to take on her destiny. After she stumbles into a coveted job at a renowned Union Square restaurant, we spend the year with her as she learns the chaotic, punishing, privileged life of a “backwaiter,” on and off duty. Her appetites are awakened, for food, wine, knowledge and experience; and she’s pulled into the thrall of two other servers–a handsome bartender she falls hard for, and an older woman whose connection to both young lovers is murky, sensual, and overpowering. These two will prove to be Tess’s hardest lesson of all. Sweetbitter is a story about discovery, enchantment, and the power of what remains after disillusionment”–,”A year in the life of a young woman who comes to New York to discover herself”–



  • Fiction DeAngelis
    Deangelis, Camille
    Bones & All
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:“Since she was a baby, Maren has had serious trouble accepting affection. Any time someone gets too close to her, she’s overcome by the desire to eat them. Abandoned by her mother the day after her sixteenth birthday, Maren goes looking for the father she has never known, but finds much more than she bargained for along the way. Faced with a world of fellow eaters, potential enemies, and the prospect of love, Maren realizes she isn’t only looking for her father, she is looking for herself. The real question is: will she like who she finds?”–Publisher.



  • Fiction Denfeld
    Denfeld, Rene
    The enchanted : a novel
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:The enchanted place is an ancient stone prison, viewed through the eyes of a death row inmate who finds escape in his books and in re-imagining life around him. A female investigator searches for buried information from prisoners’ pasts that can save those soon-to-be-executed. Digging into the background of a killer named York, she uncovers wrenching truths that challenge familiar notions of victim and criminal, innocence and guilt, and reveals shocking secrets of her own.



  • Fiction deWitt
    Dewitt, Patrick
    The Sisters brothers
    Publication Year:2011
    Summary:When a frontier baron known as the Commodore orders Charlie and Eli Sisters, his hired gunslingers, to track down and kill a prospector named Herman Kermit Warm, the brothers journey from Oregon to San Francisco, and eventually to Warm’s claim in the Sierra foothills, running into a witch, a bear, a dead Indian, a parlor of drunken floozies, and a gang of murderous fur trappers.



  • Fiction Diaz
    Diaz, Junot
    This is how you lose her
    Publication Year:2012
    Summary:This is a collection of stories that explores the power of love in all its forms, obssessive love, illicit love, fading love, maternal love as it is shaped by passion, betrayal, and the echoes of intimacy.



  • YA Fiction Ellen
    Ellen, Tom
    A totally awkward love story
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“Hannah and Sam are each searching for The One– but over the summer, a series of hilarious misunderstandings prevent them from realizing that they’re It for one another”–



  • Juv Picture Book Ellis, C.
    Ellis, Carson
    Du iz tak?
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:Readers are invited to imagine the dramatic possibilities to be found in the natural world, even the humblest back garden! With exquisitely-detailed illustration that will appeal to children and art-lovers alike, and a wonderfully playful invented language, we soon find ourselves speaking “Bug” … Du iz tak? What is that?



  • Fiction Fitzgerald
    Fitzgerald, F Scott
    The great Gatsby
    Publication Year:2004
    Summary:Jay Gatsby had once loved beautiful, spoiled Daisy Buchanan, then lost her to a rich boy. Now, mysteriously wealthy, he is ready to risk everything to woo her back. This is the definitive, textually accurate edition of a classic of twentieth-century literature, The Great Gatsby. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan has been acclaimed by generations of readers; however the first edition contained a number of errors resulting from Fitzgerald’s extensive revisions and a rushed production schedule.



  • Fiction Frank
    Frank, Dorothea Benton
    All summer long
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:New Yorkers Olivia Ritchie, a prominent interior designer, and her husband Nicholas Seymour, an English professor and true southern gentleman, are a charming couple. They are seemingly polar opposites, yet magnetically drawn together and in love for more than fourteen years. As they prepare to relocate to Charleston, S.C., Olivia, the ultimate New Yorker, has reservations about the promise she made to retire in the Lowcountry, where Nick wants to return home and lead a more peaceful life. They are moving north to south, fast pace versus slow pace and downsizing. Nick is ecstatic. Olivia is not. She can’t let Nick know that their finances are not what he thought. Her client list is evaporating, their monetary reserves are dwindling and maybe that house she picked out on Sullivans Island needs too much work. Thank God for her assistant, Roni Larini, her right (and sometimes left) hand. As they find themselves pondering the next step of their lives, Olivia and Nick travel with her billionaire clients and their friends and are swept up into the world of the ultra-rich and explore the globe with a cast of zany eccentrics over one tumultuous, hot summer. All as Olivia grapples with what lies ahead for her and Nick.



  • Fiction Franze
    Franze, Anthony J
    The outsider
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“Things aren’t going well for Grayson Hernandez. Just graduated from a fourth-tier law school, he’s drowning in student debt. The only job he can find is as a messenger at the Supreme Court, where he’s forced to watch the best and the brightest from the outside–the elite group of lawyers who serve as the justices’ law clerks. When Gray intervenes in a violent mugging, he finds himself in the good graces of the victim: the Chief Justice of the United States. Gray soon finds himself the newest–and unlikeliest–law clerk at the Supreme Court. It’s another world: highbrow debates over justice and the law in the inner sanctum of the nation’s highest court; upscale dinners with his new friends; attention from Lauren, the lead clerk whom he can’t stop thinking about. But just as Gray begins to settle in to his new life, FBI Special Agent Emma Milstein approaches him with an offer. Convinced that a murderer is on the loose, the FBI wants Grey to be their eyes and ears on the inside. Gray begins looking into the private lives of his fellow law clerks and justices. Just when he thinks he’s uncovered a link between all the killings, the authorities turn their sights on him. Helped by Samantha and his boyhood-friend-turned-criminal, Arturo, Gray must uncover the murderer before they strike again in this thrilling high-stakes story of power and revenge by Washington, D.C. lawyer-turned-author Anthony Franze”–



  • Fiction Furst
    Furst, Alan
    A hero of France : a novel
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“From the bestselling master espionage writer, hailed by Vince Flynn as “the best in the business,” comes a riveting novel about the French Resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris. Paris, 1941. The City of Light, occupied by the Nazis, is dark and silent at night. Streetlamps are painted blue and apartment windows draped or shuttered in the blackout ordered by the Germans. But when the clouds part, the silvery moonlight defies authority, and so does a leader of the French Resistance, known as Mathieu. In Paris and in the farmhouses, barns, and churches of the French countryside, small groups of ordinary men and women are determined to take down the occupying forces of Adolf Hitler. Mathieu leads one such Resistance cell, helping downed British airmen escape back to England. This suspenseful, fast-paced thriller by the author whom Vince Flynn calls “the most talented espionage novelist of our generation” captures this dangerous time as no one ever has before. Alan Furst brings Paris and occupied France to life, along with courageous citizens who outmaneuver collaborators, informers, blackmailers, and spies, risking everything to fulfill perilous clandestine missions. Aiding Mathieu as part of his covert network are Lisette, a seventeen-year-old student and courier; Max de Lyon, an arms dealer turned nightclub owner; Chantal, a woman of class and confidence; Daniel, a Jewish teacher fueled by revenge; Joëlle, who falls in love with Mathieu; and Annemarie, a willful aristocrat with deep roots in France, and a desire to act. As the German military police heighten surveillance, Mathieu and his team face a new threat, dispatched by the Reich to destroy them all. Shot through with the author’s trademark fine writing, breathtaking suspense, and intense scenes of seduction and passion, Alan Furst’s A Hero of France is at once one of the finest novels written about the French Resistance and the most gripping novel yet by the living master of the spy thriller. Praise for Alan Furst “Furst never stops astounding me.”–Tom Hanks “Suspenseful and sophisticated. No espionage author, it seems, is better at summoning the shifting moods and emotional atmosphere of Europe before the start of World War II than Alan Furst.”–The Wall Street Journal “Though set in a specific place and time, Furst’s books are like Chopin’s nocturnes: timeless, transcendent, universal. One does not so much read them as fall under their spell.”–Los Angeles Times “[Furst] remains at the top of his game.”–The New York Times “A grandmaster of the historical espionage genre.”–The Boston Globe”–,”Alan Furst goes to war: Occupied Paris for the first time since Red Gold (1999 pub), Furst has set this novel during the war itself, instead of on the eve of the war. Members of the French Resistance network young and old, aristocrats and schoolteachers, defiant heroes and ordinary people all engaged in clandestine actions in the cause of freedom. From the secret hotels and Nazi-infested nightclubs of Paris to the villages of Rouen and Orleans. An action-packed story of romance, intrigue, spies, bravery, and air battles”–



  • Mystery Gallico
    Gallico, Paul
    The snow goose,
    Publication Year:1941
    Summary:The tale of a lonely man, a little girl and a wild goose driven by a storm to the coast of England. The story tells how the man came to the aid of his country in its moment of desperate need and how the bird became a symbol of hope and safety to the lost armies on the beach at Dunkirk.



  • Mystery Gardner
    Gardner, Erle Stanley
    The case of the dangerous dowager
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:“When Matilda Benson solicits the help of Perry Mason, her request seems simple enough: cruise to a gambling ship moored just beyond the twelve-mile limit and buy back the IOUs signed by Miss Benson’s niece. But after Mason reaches the floating casino, he discovers problems aplenty–most notably the ship’s owner with a bullet hole through his head. Strangely enough, Matilda and her niece are also on board that night…when someone tosses a gun over the railing. Does Perry Mason’s client have something to hide?” P. [4] of cover.





  • Mystery Gardner
    Gardner, Erle Stanley
    The case of the shoplifter’s shoe
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:After her well-to-do Aunt Sarah is caught shoplifting, Virginia Trent is convinced her aunt needs to seek psychiatric help for kleptomania. So why does Virginia turn to legal eagle Perry Mason? Because a cache of valuable diamonds-left in Sarah’s care-has suddenly vanished into thin air.



  • Mystery Gardner
    Gardner, Erle Stanley
    The case of the stuttering bishop
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:Julia Branner was forced by her millionaire father-in-law to give up her baby for adoption. When a young woman surfaces years later claiming to be Julia’s daughter, Julia insists she’s a fraud after the family fortune, and enlists Bishop William Mallory to help expose the imposter. When Julia’s father-in-law is found dead and Julia charged with his murder, the bishop promises to help–but is a bishop who’s delivered many sermons likely to stutter?



  • Mystery Gardner
    Gardner, Erle Stanley
    The case of the substitute face
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:While enjoying a leisurely ocean cruise in the company of secretary Della Street, Perry Mason is approached by a passenger who is worried about the well-being of her husband. Not long afterward, her husband is seen jumping off the ship, an apparent suicide-but when the body is recovered, it turns out that he was shot.



  • Fiction Gattis
    Gattis, Ryan
    All involved
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:“At 3:15 p.m. on April 29, 1992, a jury acquitted two Los Angeles Police Department officers charged with using excessive force to subdue civilian Rodney King, and failed to reach a verdict on the same charges involving a third officer. Less than two hours later, the city of LA, a powder keg of racial tension, exploded in violence as people took to the streets in a terrifying orgy of rioting that lasted six days. In 144 hours, sixty lives were lost. And then there were the murders outside of active rioting sites, committed by gangbangers who used the lawlessness of a city on fire to viciously settle scores. A gritty and cinematic work of sourced fiction, All Involved vividly recreates this turbulent and terrifying time through the stories of six interconnected lives caught up in extraordinary circumstances”–



  • Fiction Gay
    Gay, Roxane
    Difficult women
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“Award-winning author and powerhouse talent Roxane Gay burst onto the scene with An Untamed State and the New York Times bestselling essay collection Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial). Gay returns with Difficult Women, a collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection. The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pair of sisters, grown now, have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children, and must negotiate the elder sister’s marriage. A woman married to a twin pretends not to realize when her husband and his brother impersonate each other. A stripper putting herself through college fends off the advances of an overzealous customer. A black engineer moves to Upper Michigan for a job and faces the malign curiosity of her colleagues and the difficulty of leaving her past behind. From a girls’ fight club to a wealthy subdivision in Florida where neighbors conform, compete, and spy on each other, Gay delivers a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America reminiscent of Merritt Tierce, Jamie Quatro, and Miranda July”–



  • Fiction Graham
    Graham, Heather
    The rising
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“Twenty-four hours. That’s all it takes for the lives of two young people to be changed forever. Alex Chin has the world on a plate. A football hero and homecoming king with plenty of scholarship offers, his future looks bright. His tutor, Samantha Dixon, is preparing to graduate high school at the top of her class. She plans to turn her NASA internship into a career. When a football accident lands Alex in the hospital, his world is turned upside down. His doctor is murdered. Then, his parents. Death seems to follow him wherever he goes, and now it’s after him. Alex flees. He tells Samantha not to follow, but she became involved the moment she walked through his door and found Mr. and Mrs. Chin as they lay dying in their home. She cannot abandon the young man she loves. The two race desperately to stay ahead of Alex’s attackers long enough to figure out why they are hunting him in the first place. The answer lies with a secret buried deep in his past, a secret his parents died to protect. Alex always knew he was adopted, but he never knew the real reason his birth parents abandoned him. He never knew where he truly came from. Until now”–Amazon.com.



  • YA Fiction Hamilton
    Hamilton, Alwyn
    Rebel of the sands
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“Amani is desperate to leave the dead-end town of Dustwalk, and she’s counting on her sharpshooting skills to help her escape. But after she meets Jin, the mysterious rebel running from the Sultan’s army, she unlocks the powerful truth about the desert nation of Miraji…and herself”–



  • Fiction Hamilton
    Hamilton, Steve
    The second life of Nick Mason
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“Nick Mason is out of prison. After five years inside, he has just been given the one thing a man facing 25-to-life never gets, a second chance. But it comes at a terrible price. Nick Mason is out of prison, but he’s not free. Whenever his cell phone rings, day or night, he must answer it and follow whatever order he is given. It’s the deal he made with Darius Cole, a criminal kingpin serving a double-life term who still runs an empire from his prison cell. Forced to commit increasingly more dangerous crimes, hunted by the relentless detective who put him behind bars, and desperate to go straight and rebuild his life with his daughter and ex-wife, Nick will ultimately have to risk everything–his family, his sanity, and even his life–to finally break free”–



  • Fiction Harris
    Harris, Charlaine
    Night shift
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“At Midnight’s local pawnshop, weapons are flying off the shelves–only to be used in sudden and dramatic suicides right at the main crossroads in town. Who better to figure out why blood is being spilled than the vampire Lemuel, who, while translating mysterious texts, discovers what makes Midnight the town it is. There’s a reason why witches and werewolves, killers and psychics, have been drawn to this place. And now they must come together to stop the bloodshed in the heart of Midnight. For if all hell breaks loose–which just might happen–it will put the secretive town on the map, where no one wants it to be…”–



  • Fiction Harris
    Harris, Oliver
    The house of fame : a novel
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:Hailed by Val McDermid as a beguiling bastard of a hero, Oliver Harris s shrewd, cynical, and brilliant London detective, Nick Belsey, investigates a child s disappearance in this third novel (after the heart-pounding Deep Shelter).Anyone would want Amber Knight s life. Twenty-seven, rich and beautiful, she s living the dream. Her solo music career has eclipsed those of her former bandmates, and she has the cars and clothes and houses that go along with her position at the top of the A-List.So why has she started acting so strangely?At least, that s how it seems to Nick Belsey. A less-celebrated resident of North London, Belsey s decade-long career at Hampstead CID is coming to an abrupt end but he still can t seem to kick his habit of getting into serious trouble. When he s asked by a desperate mother to help find her only son, Belsey s investigation pulls him into Amber s hedonistic world. He discovers a realm of excess, obsession, lust and greed precisely as he d hoped.But he isn t prepared for the blood trail to lead to Amber herself.As one sickening crime is followed by another, Belsey finds himself chasing answers as his only means of survival. It may be too late to save his reputation but he s not ready to die just yet. Not at the hands of a celebrity.





  • Fiction Hawthorne
    Hawthorne, Nathaniel
    The house of the seven gables : a romance
    Publication Year:1987
    Summary:After a condemned man cursed Colonel Pyncheon from the scaffold during an execution for witchcraft, the Colonel’s fate seemed to affect all of his descendants in the crumbling mansion until “young Phoebe Pyncheon from the country breathed fresh air and sunshine into the mouldering lives and rooms.”





  • Fiction Hawthorne
    Hawthorne, Nathaniel
    The scarlet letter
    Publication Year:2003
    Summary:Hailed by Henry James as “the finest piece of imaginative writing yet put forth in the country”, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter reaches to our nation’s historical and moral roots for the material of great tragedy. Set in an early New England colony, the novel shows the terrible impact a single, passionate act has on the lives of three members of the community: the defiant Hester Prynne; the fiery, tortured Reverend Dimmesdale; and the obsessed, vengeful Chillingworth.



  • Fiction Hay
    Hay, Elizabeth
    His whole life
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:“At the outset, ten-year-old Jim and his Canadian mother and American father are on a journey from New York City to a beautiful lake in eastern Ontario during the last hot days of August. Over the next few pivotal years of Jim’s youth, the novel moves from city to country, summer to winter, well-being to illness, as it charts the deepening bond between mother and son, even as their small family starts to fall to pieces. Set in the mid-1990s, when Quebec was on the verge of seceding from Canada, this captivating novel is an unconventional coming-of-age story that draws readers in with its warmth, wisdom, its vivid sense of place, its searching honesty, and nuanced portrait of the lives of a family and those closest to it.” —



  • Fiction Heller
    Heller, Joseph
    Catch-22
    Publication Year:1995



  • Fiction Hepworth
    Hepworth, Sally
    The mother’s promise
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:All their lives, Alice Stanhope and her daughter Zoe have been a family of two, living quietly in northern California. Zoe has always struggled with crippling social anxiety and her mother has been her constant and fierce protector. With no family to speak of, and the identity of Zoe’s father shrouded in mystery, their team of two works – until it doesn’t. Until Alice gets sick and needs to fight for her life. Desperate to find stability for Zoe, Alice reaches out to two women who are practically strangers, but who are her only hope: Kate, a nurse, and Sonja, a social worker. As the four of them come together, a chain of events is set into motion and all four of them must confront their sharpest fears and secrets – secrets about abandonment, abuse, estrangement, and the deepest longing for family. Imbued with heart and humor in even the darkest moments, The Mother’s Promise is an unforgettable novel about the unbreakable bonds between mothers and daughters, and the new ways in which families are forged.”–Provided by publisher.



  • Fiction Hesse
    Hesse, Hermann
    Siddhartha
    Publication Year:1971
    Summary:In the novel, Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life, then, restless, discards it for one of the flesh. He conceives a son, but bored and sickened by lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, Siddhartha comes to a river where he hears a unique sound. This sound signals the true beginning of his life– the beginning of suffering, rejection, peace, and, finally, wisdom.



  • Fiction Heyns
    Heyns, Michiel
    The typewriter’s tale
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“”Live all you can; it’s a mistake not to.” This is the maxim of celebrated author Henry James and one which his typist Frieda Wroth tries to live up to. Admiring of the great author, she nevertheless feels marginalized and undervalued in her role. But when the dashing Morton Fullerton comes to visit, Frieda finds herself at the center of an intrigue every bit as engrossing as the novels she types, bringing her into conflict with the flamboyant Edith Wharton, and compromising her loyalty to James”–



  • Fiction Hoffman
    Hoffman, Cara
    Running : a novel
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“Running brings together an ensemble of outsiders who get by as “runners”—hustlers who sell tourists on low-end accommodations for a small commission and a place to stay. Bridey Sullivan, a young American woman who has fled a peculiar and traumatic upbringing in Washington State, takes up with a queer British couple, the poet Milo Rollack and Eton drop-out Jasper Lethe. Slipping in and out of homelessness, addiction, and under-the-table jobs, they create their own kind of family as they struggle to survive. Jasper’s madness and consequent death frame a narrative of emotional intensity. In its midst this trio become linked to an act of terrorism. The group then splinters, taking us from Athens to the cliffs of the Mediterranean, and to modern-day New York. Whether in the red light district of Athens or in the world of fire jumpers in the Pacific Northwest, we are always in a space of gorgeously wrought otherness.”–Amazon.com



  • Fiction Howard
    Howard, Linda
    Troublemaker
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:For Morgan Yancy, an operative and team leader in a paramilitary group, nothing comes before his job. But when he’s ambushed and almost killed, his supervisor is determined to find out who’s after the members of his elite squad–and why. Due to worries that this unknown enemy will strike again, Morgan is sent to a remote location and told to lay low and stay vigilant. But between a tempting housemate he’s determined to protect and a deadly threat waiting in the shadows, keeping under the radar is proving to be his most dangerous mission yet. The part-time police chief of a small West Virginian mountain town, Isabeau “Bo” Maran finally has her life figured out. She’s got friends, a dog, and a little money in the bank. Then Morgan Yancy shows up on her doorstep. Bo doesn’t need a mysterious man in her life–especially a troublemaker as enticing and secretive as Morgan.



  • Fiction Hulse
    Hulse, S M
    Black River : a novel
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:A former prison guard and talented fiddler returns to his Montana hometown to bury his wife and confront the inmate who, twenty years ago, held him hostage during a prison riot.



  • Fiction Hunt
    Hunt, James Patrick
    The German
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:In England, Kurt Miller is released from prison after serving a thirteen-month sentence for trafficking in narcotics. Prior to his arrest, Miller had been an intelligence agent and analyst for the BND, Germany’s federal intelligence agency. Upon his release, Miller returns to Hamburg and finds that all he has treasured is gone. His wife, his career, and his pension. All he has left is his vintage Mercedes, which he has to sell in order to fund his hunt for the people who framed him for a crime he didn’t commit. Using his old contacts at BND and his brother’s contacts in the criminal network, Miller eventually tracks down the man who turned him into Scotland Yard for drug trafficking. Miller is told that he was set up by a former CIA agent named Carl Tanner. And this is where it falls into place. That is, Miller learns that he was framed for the crime in order to discredit an intelligence report he authored. That is, in order to discredit him. Miller’s quest for vengeance takes him into the seedy corridors of Washington power and political games where human life has little value.



  • Fiction Jaeger
    Jaeger, Meredith
    The dressmaker’s dowry
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:San Francisco: 1876 Immigrant dressmakers Hannelore Schaeffer and Margaret O’Brien struggle to provide food for their siblings, while mending delicate clothing for the city’s most affluent ladies. When wealthy Lucas Havensworth enters the shop, Hanna’s future is altered forever. With Margaret’s encouragement and the power of a borrowed green dress, Hanna dares to see herself as worthy of him. Then Margaret disappears, and Hanna turns to Lucas. Braving the gritty streets of the Barbary Coast and daring to enter the mansions of Nob Hill, Hanna stumbles upon Margaret’s fate, forcing her to make a devastating decision…one that will echo through the generations. San Francisco: Present Day In her elegant Marina apartment overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, Sarah Havensworth struggles to complete the novel she quit her job for. Afraid to tell her husband of her writer’s block, Sarah is also hiding a darker secret—one that has haunted her for 14 years. Then a news headline from 1876 sparks inspiration: Missing Dressmakers Believed to be Murdered. Compelled to discover what happened to Hannelore and Margaret, Sarah returns to her roots as a journalist. Will her beautiful heirloom engagement ring uncover a connection to Hanna Schaeffer? -from Amazon





  • Fiction Jie
    Jio, Sarah
    Always : a novel
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“Torn between two men, Kailey Crane is faced with an impossible choice: embrace the bright future she has with her new fiance, or dedicate herself to reclaiming a past love that may be gone forever. Set amidst the Seattle music scene of the 90s as well as the present day, Always parallels the past and present in a unique love story about a woman who discovers what she’s willing to save and what she will sacrifice”–



  • Fiction Jones
    Jones, Brendan
    The Alaskan laundry
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“A fresh debut novel about a lost, fierce young woman who finds her way to Alaska and finds herself through the hard work of fishing, as far as the icy Bering Sea. Tara Marconi has made her way to “The Rock,” a remote island in Alaska governed by the seasons and the demands of the world of commercial fishing. She hasn’t felt at home in a long while — her mother’s death left her unmoored and created a seemingly insurmountable rift between her and her father. But in the majestic, mysterious, and tough boundary-lands of Alaska she begins to work her way up the fishing ladder — from hatchery assistant all the way to King crabber. She learned discipline from years as a young boxer in Philly, but here she learns anew what it means to work, to connect, and — in buying and fixing up an old tugboat — how to make a home she knows is her own. A beautiful evocation of a place that can’t help but change us and a testament to the unshakable lure of home, The Alaskan Laundry also offers an unforgettable story of one woman’s journey from isolation back to the possibility of love.”–



  • Fiction Jones
    Jones, James
    From here to eternity : a novel
    Publication Year:2012
    Summary:This edition includes an afterword by George hendrick, who discusses the novel’s origin and eventual censorship at the hands of its first publisher. The original language has been restored.



  • Fiction Jones
    Jones, Stephen Mack
    August Snow
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“Tough, smart, and struggling to stay afloat, August Snow is the embodiment of Detroit. The son of an African American father and a Mexican mother, August grew up in Detroit’s Mexicantown and joined the Detroit police only to be drummed out of the force by a conspiracy of corrupt cops and politicians. But August fought back; he took on the city and got himself a $12 million wrongful dismissal settlement that left him low on friends. He has just returned to the house he grew up in after a year away and quickly learns he has many scores to settle. It’s not long before he’s summoned to the palatial Grosse Point Estates home of business magnate Eleanore Paget. Powerful and manipulative, Paget wants August to investigate the increasingly unusual happenings at her private wealth management bank. But detective work is no longer August’s beat, and he declines. A day later, Paget is dead of an apparent suicide–which August isn’t buying for a minute. What begins as an inquiry into Eleanore Paget’s death soon drags August into a rat’s nest of Detroit’s most dangerous criminals, from corporate embezzlers to tattooed mercenaries. From the wealthy suburbs to the near-post-apocalyptic remains of the bankrupt city’s factory districts, August Snow is a fast-paced tale of murder, greed, sex, economic cyber-terrorism, race and urban decay in modern Detroit”–



  • Mystery Kelly
    Kelly, Michelle
    A death at the yoga café
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“Keeley Carpenter has found her center. After returning to Befrey, the traditional English village she called home ten years ago, she’s opened her dream yoga cafe which doubles as both a yoga studio and a delicious vegetarian cafe. Even better, Keeley is dating handsome Detective Ben Taylor, and things are beginning to look serious. Too bad things never seem to run smoothly for long. Eager to get involved with the local community, Keeley sets up a booth at the annual Belfrey Arts Festival, along with her nemesis, fellow small business owner Raquel. Preparing herself to play nice, she’s shocked when Raquel’s boyfriend, Town Mayor Gerald, is found dead after a public spat. Despite Ben’s strict warnings to stay out of it, Keeley isn’t going to let an innocent woman take the blame for the murder–even if it is glamorous, spoiled Raquel. Now Keeley must balance a precarious murder investigation with the demands of her growing business and now-strained relationship. But when the killer takes a personal interest in Keeley, can she find the culprit before she gets bent out of shape? Charming and delicious, this cozy follow up to Downward Facing Death features recipes from Keeley’s cafe and is perfect for fans of Cleo Coyle and Laura Childs”–



  • Fiction Kesey
    Kesey, Ken
    One flew over the cuckoo’s nest
    Publication Year:1963
    Summary:McMurphy, a criminal who feigns insanity, is admitted to a mental hospital where he challenges the autocratic authority of the head nurse.



  • YA Fiction Kesey
    Kesey, Ken
    One flew over the cuckoo’s nest
    Publication Year:2012
    Summary:A criminal feigns insanity and is admitted to a mental hospital where he challenges the autocratic authority of the head nurse.



  • Mystery King
    King, Laurie R
    Mary Russell’s war : and other stories of suspense
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“A dynamic short story collection that illuminates many hidden corners of the beloved, best-selling Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series. Since the first book-length “memoir” appeared in 1994, famous partner, Sherlock Holmes, has excited a community of readers, young and old. With this collection, nine previously published short stories and one never-before-seen Sherlock Holmes mystery are brought together for the first time …”–page [4] of cover.



  • Mystery King
    King, Laurie R
    The murder of Mary Russell : a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“Mary Russell is used to dark secrets–her own, and those of her famous partner and husband, Sherlock Holmes. Trust is a thing slowly given, but over the course of a decade together, the two have forged an indissoluble bond. And what of the other person to whom Mary Russell has opened her heart: the couple’s longtime housekeeper, Mrs. Hudson? Russell’s faith and affection are suddenly shattered when a man arrives on the doorstep claiming to be Mrs. Hudson’s son. What Samuel Hudson tells Russell cannot possibly be true, yet she believes him–as surely as she believes the threat of the gun in his hand.”–



  • Fiction Kitamura
    Kitamura, Katie M
    A separation : a novel
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“A mesmerizing, psychologically taut novel about a marriage’s end and the secrets we all carry. A young woman has agreed with her faithless husband: it’s time for them to separate. For the moment it’s a private matter, a secret between the two of them. As she begins her new life, she gets word that Christopher has gone missing in a remote region in the rugged south of Greece; she reluctantly agrees to go and search for him, still keeping their split to herself. In her heart, she’s not even sure if she wants to find him. Adrift in the wild landscape, she traces the disintegration of their relationship, and discovers she understands less than she thought about the man she used to love. A story of intimacy and infidelity, A Separation is about the gulf that divides us from the lives of others and the narratives we create for ourselves. As the narrator reflects upon her love for a man who may never have been what he appeared, Kitamura propels us into the experience of a woman on the brink of catastrophe. A Separation is a riveting stylistic masterpiece of absence and presence that will leave the reader astonished, and transfixed”–,”A taut, complex portrait of a marriage haunted by secrets, in which a woman finds herself traveling to Greece in search of her missing, estranged husband”–



  • Fiction Krasikov
    Krasikov, Sana
    The patriots : a novel
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“When the Great Depression hits, Florence Fein leaves Brooklyn College for what appears to be a plum job in Moscow–and the promise of love and independence. But once in Russia, she quickly becomes entangled in a country she can’t escape. Many years later, Florence’s son, Julian, will make the opposite journey, immigrating back to the United States. His work in the oil industry takes him on frequent visits to Moscow, and when he learns that Florence’s KGB file has been opened, he arranges a business trip to uncover the truth about his mother, and to convince his son, Lenny, who is trying to make his fortune in the new Russia, to return home. What he discovers is both chilling and heartbreaking: an untold story of what happened to a generation of Americans abandoned by their country.”–Amazon.com



  • YA Fiction LaCour
    Lacour, Nina
    We are okay : a novel
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:After leaving her life behind to go to college in New York, Marin must face the truth about the tragedy that happened in the final weeks of summer when her friend Mabel comes to visit.



  • Fiction Lagercrantz
    Lagercrantz, David
    Fall of man in Wilmslow
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“An electrifying thriller that opens with Alan Turing’s suicide, and then opens out to take in a young detective’s awakening to painful secrets about his own life and the life of his country. It’s 1954. Several English nationals have defected to the USSR, while a witch-hunt for homosexuals rages across Britain. In these circumstances, no one is surprised when a mathematician by the name of Alan Turing, is found dead in his home: it is widely assumed that he committed suicide, unable to cope with the humiliation of a criminal conviction for homosexuality. But young Detective Sergeant Leonard Corell, who had always dreamt of a career in higher mathematics, suspects greater forces are involved. In the face of opposition from his superiors, he begins to assemble the pieces of a puzzle that lead him to one of the most closely guarded secrets of the war: the Bletchley Park operation to crack the Nazis’ Enigma Code. But he is also about to be rocked by two startling developments in his own life, one of which will find him being pursued as a threat to national security..”–



  • Mystery Lansdale
    Lansdale, Joe R
    Rusty puppy
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:Mismatched private detectives Hap and Leonard investigate the murder of a young black man who was conducting his own civilian investigation into the white cop who was stalking his sister.



  • YA Fiction Laure
    Laure, Estelle
    This raging light
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:Seventeen-year-old Lucille is struggling to get through each day, paying bills and looking after her little sister, Wren, while her father is institutionalized after a breakdown and her mother is “on vacation,” but nothing else seems to matter when she is with Digby Jones, her best friend’s twin brother.



  • Fiction Leary
    Leary, Ann
    The children : a novel
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“From New York Times bestselling author Ann Leary comes the captivating story of a wealthy, but unconventional New England family, told from the perspective of a reclusive 29-year-old who has a secret (and famous) life on the Internet. Charlotte Maynard rarely leaves her mother’s home, the sprawling Connecticut lake house that belonged to her late stepfather, Whit Whitman, and the generations of Whitmans before him. While Charlotte and her sister, Sally, grew up at “Lakeside”, their stepbrothers, Spin and Perry, were welcomed as weekend guests. Now the grown boys own the estate, which Joan occupies by their grace–and a provision in the family trust. When Spin, the youngest and favorite of all the children, brings his fiancé home for the summer, the entire family is intrigued. The beautiful and accomplished Laurel Atwood breathes new life into this often comically rarefied world. But as the wedding draws near, and flaws surface in the family’s polite veneer, an array of simmering resentments and unfortunate truths are exposed. With remarkable wit and insight, Ann Leary pulls back the curtain on one blended family, as they are forced to grapple with the assets and liabilities — both material and psychological — left behind by their wonderfully flawed patriarch” –,”New York Times bestseller Ann Leary brings an engaging novel in which four adult step-children must come to terms with their legacy and the family myths they’ve built their lives upon”–



  • Fiction Lico Albanese
    Lico Albanese, Laurie
    Stolen beauty : a novel
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:From the dawn of the twentieth century to the devastation of World War II, this exhilarating novel of love, war, art, and family gives voice to two extraordinary women and brings to life the true story behind the creation and near destruction of Gustav Klimt’s most remarkable paintings. In the dazzling glitter of 1900 Vienna, Adele Bloch-Bauer–young, beautiful, brilliant, and Jewish–meets painter Gustav Klimt. Wealthy in everything but freedom, Adele embraces Klimt’s renegade genius as the two awaken to the erotic possibilities on the canvas and beyond. Though they enjoy a life where sex and art are just beginning to break through the fa#65533;ade of conventional society, the city is also exhibiting a disturbing increase in anti-Semitism, as political hatred foments in the shadows of Adele’s coffee house afternoons and cultural salons. Nearly forty years later, Adele’s niece Maria Altmann is a newlywed when the Nazis invade Austria–and overnight, her beloved Vienna becomes a war zone. When her husband is arrested and her family is forced out of their home, Maria must summon the courage and resilience that is her aunt’s legacy if she is to survive and keep her family–and their history–alive.–From publisher’s description.



  • Fiction Lipman
    Lipman, Elinor
    On Turpentine Lane
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“An endearing romantic comedy from the beloved best-selling author of The Family Man and The View from Penthouse B At thirty-two, Faith Frankel has returned to her claustro-suburban hometown, where she writes institutional thank-you notes for her alma mater. It’s a peaceful life, really, and surely with her recent purchase of a sweet bungalow on Turpentine Lane her life is finally on track. Never mind that her fiance is off on a crowdfunded cross-country walk, too busy to return her texts (but not too busy to post photos of himself with a different woman in every state. And never mind her witless boss, or a mother who lives too close, or a philandering father who thinks he’s Chagall. When she finds some mysterious artifacts in the attic of her new home, she wonders whether anything in her life is as it seems. What good fortune, then, that Faith has found a friend in affable, collegial Nick Franconi, officemate par excellence. Elinor Lipman may well have invented the screwball romantic comedy for our era, and here she is at her sharpest and best. On Turpentine Lane is funny, poignant, and a little bit outrageous.”–



  • Fiction Lippman
    Lippman, Laura
    Wilde Lake
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:Luisa “Lu” Brant is the newly elected–and first female, state’s attorney of Howard County, Maryland, a job in which her widower father famously served. Fiercely intelligent and ambitious, she sees an opportunity to make her name by trying a mentally disturbed drifter accused of beating a woman to death in her home. It’s not the kind of case that makes headlines, but peaceful Howard county doesn’t see many homicides. As Lu prepares for the trial, the case dredges up painful memories, reminding her small but tight-knit family of the night when her brother, AJ, saved his best friend at the cost of another man’s life. Only eighteen, AJ was cleared by a grand jury. Now, Lu wonders if the events of 1980 happened as she remembers them. What details might have been withheld from her when she was a child?



  • Fiction Mackintosh
    Mackintosh, Clare
    I see you
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“The author of the smash bestseller, I Let You Go, propels readers into a dark and claustrophobic thriller, in which a normal, everyday woman becomes trapped in the confines of her normal, everyday world… Every morning and evening, Zoe Walker takes thesame route to the train station, waits at a certain place on the platform, finds her favorite spot in the car, never suspecting that someone is watching her… It all starts with a classified ad. During her commute home one night, while glancing throughher local paper, Zoe sees her own face staring back at her, a grainy photo along with a phone number and listing for a website called findtheone.com. Other women begin appearing in the same ad, a different one every day, and Zoe realizes they’ve becomethe victims of increasingly violent crimes–including rape and murder. With the help of a determined cop, she uncovers the ad’s twisted purpose…a discovery that turns her paranoia into full-blown panic. For now Zoe is sure that someone close to her hasset her up as the next target. And now that man on the train–the one smiling at Zoe from across the car–could be more than just a friendly stranger. He could be someone who has deliberately chosen her and is ready to make his next move


  • Fiction Marra
    Marra, Anthony
    The tsar of love and techno : stories
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:A collection of interwoven tales explores themes of family, sacrifice, war, and the redemptive power of art.



  • Fiction Martini
    Martini, Steve
    Blood flag : a Paul Madriani novel
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:Defending a client accused of mercy-killing her father, attorney Paul Madriani is drawn into a treacherous conspiracy involving the victim’s former unit from World War II and a feared Nazi relic.



  • Fiction Mastai
    Mastai, Elan
    All our wrong todays : a novel
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“There’s no such thing as the life you’re “supposed” to have… You know the future that people in the 1950s imagined we’d have? Well, it happened. In Tom Barren’s 2016, humanity thrives in a techno-utopian paradise of flying cars, moving sidewalks, and moon bases, where avocados never go bad and punk rock never existed. because it wasn’t necessary. Except Tom just can’t seem to find his place in this dazzling, idealistic world, and that’s before his life gets turned upside down. Utterly blindsided by an accident of fate, Tom makes a rash decision that drastically changes not only his own life but the very fabric of the universe itself. In a time-travel mishap, Tom finds himself stranded in our 2016, what we think of as the real world. For Tom, our normal reality seems like a dystopian wasteland. But when he discovers wonderfully unexpected versions of his family, his career, and–maybe, just maybe–his soul mate, Tom has a decision to make. Does he fix the flow of history, bringing his utopian universe back into existence, or does he try to forge a new life in our messy, unpredictable reality? Tom’s search for the answer takes him across countries, continents, and timelines in a quest to figure out, finally, who he really is and what his future–our future–is supposed to be. All Our Wrong Todays is about the versions of ourselves that we shed and grow into over time. It is a story of friendship and family, of unexpected journeys and alternate paths, and of love in its multitude of forms. Filled with humor and heart, and saturated with insight and intelligence and a mind-bending talent for invention, this novel signals the arrival of a major talent”–



  • YA Fiction Mesrobian
    Mesrobian, Carrie
    Just a girl
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:When her divorced parents start living together again, Rianne finds herself questioning her future, her relationship with Luke, and why she’s gotten stuck with an “easy girl” reputation for doing the same exact things as guys without any judgment.



  • Fiction Messud
    Messud, Claire
    The woman upstairs : a novel
    Publication Year:2013
    Summary:Relegated to the status of schoolteacher and friendly neighbor after abandoning her dreams of becoming a successful artist, Nora advocates on behalf of a charismatic Lebanese student and is drawn into the child’s family until his artist mother’s careless ambition leads to a shattering betrayal. Nora Eldridge, a 37-year-old elementary school teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts has become the ‘woman upstairs’, a reliable friend and tidy neighbor always on the fringe of others’ achievements. Then into her classroom walks Reza Shahid, a child who enchants as if from a fairy tale. His parents are Skandar, a Lebanese professor who has come to Boston for a fellowship at Harvard, and Sirena, an Italian artist. When Reza is attacked by schoolyard bullies who call him a terrorist, Nora is drawn into the complex world of the glamorous and cosmopolitan Shahid family.



  • Fiction Miller
    Miller, Mary
    Always happy hour : stories
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“Acerbic and ruefully funny, [this book] weaves tales of young women– deeply flawed and intensely real– who struggle to get out of their own way. They love to drink and have sex; they make bad decisions with men who either love them too much or too little; and they haunt a Southern terrain of gas stations, public pools, and dive bars. Though each character shoulders the weight of her own baggage– whether it’s a string of horrible exes, a boyfriend with an annoying child, or an inability to be genuinely happy for a best friend– they are united in their unrelenting suspicion that they deserve better. These women seek understanding in the most unlikely places: a dilapidated foster home where love is a liability in “Big Bad Love,” a trailer park littered with a string of bad decisions in “Uphill,” and the unfamiliar corners of a dream home purchased with the winnings of a bitter divorce settlement in “Charts.” Taking a microscope to delicate patterns of love and intimacy, Miller evokes the reticent love among the misunderstood, the gritty comfort in bad habits that can’t be broken, and the beat-by-beat minutiae of fated relationships.”–Amazon.com



  • Fiction Minato
    Minato, Kanae
    Confessions : a novel
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:After calling off her engagement in wake of a tragic revelation, YÅ«ko Moriguchi had nothing to live for except her only child, four-year-old Manami. Now, following an accident on the grounds of the middle school where she teaches, YÅ«ko has given up and tendered her resignation. But first she has one last lecture to deliver. She tells a story that upends everything her students ever thought they knew about two of their peers, and sets in motion a maniacal plot for revenge. Narrated in alternating voices, with twists you’ll never see coming, Confessions explores the limits of punishment, despair, and tragic love, culminating in a harrowing confrontation between teacher and student that will place the occupants of an entire school in danger.



  • Fiction Modiano
    Modiano, Patrick
    In the café of lost youth
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“Who was Louki? Did anyone really know? She made her mark on all of us in different ways. We all remember her, some of us more than others, but did any of us truly know her? Can anyone honestly say they know another person? In the Cafe of Lost Youth is vintage Patrick Modiano, an absorbing evocation of a particular Paris of the 1950s, shadowy and shady, a secret world of writers, criminals, drinkers, and drifters. The novel, which includes vignettes of a number of historical figures and is inspired in part by the circle (depicted in the photographs of Ed van der Elsken) of the notorious and charismatic Guy Debord, centers on the enigmatic, waiflike figure of Louki, who catches everyone’s attention even as she eludes possession or comprehension. Through the eyes of four very different narrators, we contemplate Louki’s character and her fate, while Modiano explores the themes of identity, memory, time, and forgetting that are at the heart of his hypnotic and deeply moving art”–



  • Fiction Mordecai
    Mordecai, Pamela
    Red jacket : a novel
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:Grace Carpenter never feels like she ‘fits’ in her large extended black family because of her fair skin and red hair. But, then she learns about her birth mother and starts to piece together the mystery of her identity.



  • Fiction Moriarty
    Moriarty, Nicola
    The fifth letter
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:Joni, Deb, Eden, Trina have been best friends since high school, sharing a bond that has seen them through their teenage years and into adulthood. But now time and circumstance are starting to pull them apart as careers, husbands, and babies get in the way. As their yearly vacation becomes less of a priority, at least for three of the women, how can Joni find a way to draw the four of them back together? During a laughter- and wine-filled night, the women dare one another to write anonymous letters, spilling their deepest, darkest secrets. But the fun game turns devastating, exposing cracks in their lives and the friendship they share. Each letter is a dark confession revealing shocking information. A troubled marriage? A substance abuse problem? A secret pregnancy? A heartbreaking diagnosis? Late on one of their last nights together, after the other three have gone to bed, Joni notices something in the fireplace, a burnt, crumpled, nearly destroyed sheet of paper that holds the most shattering revelation of all. It is a fifth letter, a hate-filled rant that exposed a vicious, deeply hidden grudge that has festered for years. But who wrote it? Which one of them has seethed with resentment all these years? What should Joni do? — Page 4 of cover.



  • Fiction Murphy
    Murphy, Sara Flannery
    The possessions : a novel
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“[A] young woman who channels the dead for a living crosses a dangerous line when she falls in love with one of her clients, whose wife died under mysterious circumstances” — provided by publisher.,”In an unnamed city, Eurydice works for the Elysian Society, a private service that allows grieving clients to reconnect with lost loved ones. She and her fellow workers, known as “bodies”, wear the discarded belongings of the dead and swallow pills called lotuses to summon their spirits–numbing their own minds and losing themselves in the process. Edie has been a body at the Elysian Society for five years, an unusual record. Her success is the result of careful detachment: she seeks refuge in the lotuses’ anesthetic effects and distances herself from making personal connections with her clients. But when Edie channels Sylvia, the dead wife of recent widower Patrick Braddock, she becomes obsessed with the glamorous couple. Despite the murky circumstances surrounding Sylvia’s drowning, Edie breaks her own rules and pursues Patrick, moving deeper into his life and summoning Sylvia outside the Elysian Society’s walls. After years of hiding beneath the lotuses’ dulling effect, Edie discovers that the lines between her own desires and those of Sylvia have begun to blur, and takes increasing risks to keep Patrick within her grasp. Suddenly, she finds her quiet life unraveling as she grapples not only with Sylvia’s growing influence and the questions surrounding her death, but with her own long-buried secrets” — provided by publisher.



  • Fiction Novakovich
    Novakovich, Josip
    Heritage of smoke
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“Short story writer, novelist and essayist Josip Novakovich returns with his first collection of stories since being named a finalist for the prestigious 2013 Man Booker International Prize. In Heritage of Smoke, he explores the major themes of emigration and culture clash, war and exile, and religiosity and existentialism, that have defined his fiction and earned him the American Book Award and Whiting Writer’s Award, as well as praise from Kirkus Reviews as “one of the best short-story writers of the decade.” With dry humor and world-weary wisdom, Novakovich explores the sorrows and absurdities of the wars in Bosnia and Croatia, constructing a bravely intelligent mosaic of what it means to be torn from one’s country and one’s self.



  • Fiction Obioma
    Obioma, Chigozie
    The fishermen : a novel
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:“Told from the point of view of nine-year-old Benjamin, the youngest of four brothers, The Fishermen is the Cain and Abel-esque story of an unforgettable childhood in 1990s Nigeria, in the small town of Akure. When their strict father has to travel to a distant city for work, the brothers take advantage of his extended absence to skip school and go fishing. At the ominous, forbidden nearby river, they meet a dangerous local madman who persuades the oldest of the boys that he is destined to be killed by one of his siblings. What happens next is an almost mythic event whose impact–both tragic and redemptive–will transcend the lives and imaginations of the book’s characters and its readers.”–Dust jacket.







  • Fiction Parker
    Parker, Hank
    Containment
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:A “thriller about a global plot to release a deadly virus and the elite response team who must try to stop it”–



  • Fiction Parker
    Parker, T Jefferson
    Crazy blood
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“The Carson dynasty rules the ski resort town of Mammoth Lakes in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. Founded by patriarch Adam, the town is the site of the Mammoth Cup ski race-a qualifier for the Olympics. But when Wylie Welborn, Adam’s illegitimate grandson, returns after a stint in Afghanistan, it reopens a dark moment in Carson family history: the murder of Wylie’s father by his jealous and very pregnant wife, Cynthia. Her son Sky, born while his mother was in prison, and Wylie are half-brothers. They inherit not only superb athletic skills but an enmity that threatens to play out in a lethal drama on one of the fastest and most perilous ski slopes in the world. Three powerful and unusual women have central roles in this volatile family feud: Cynthia, bent on destroying Wylie; his mother Kathleen, determined to protect him; and April Holly, a beautiful celebrity snowboarder, on track to win Olympic Gold. But, as Wylie falls in love with April and they begin to imagine a life away from the violence that has shattered his family, history threatens to repeat itself and destroy them both”–



  • Fiction Parssinen
    Parssinen, Keija
    The unraveling of Mercy Louis : a novel
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:In Port Sabine, the air is thick with oil, superstition reigns, and dreams hang on making a winning play. All eyes are on Mercy Louis, the star of the championship girls’ basketball team. Mercy seems destined for greatness, but the road out of town is riddled with obstacles. There is her grandmother, Evelia, a strict evangelical who has visions of an imminent Rapture and sees herself as the keeper of Mercy’s virtue. There are the cryptic letters from Charmaine, the mother who abandoned Mercy at birth. And then there’s Travis, the boy who shakes the foundation of her faith. At the periphery of Mercy’s world floats team manager Illa Stark, a lonely wallflower whose days are spent caring for a depressed mother crippled in a refinery accident. Like the rest of the town, Illa is spellbound by Mercy’s beauty and talent, but a note discovered in Mercy’s gym locker reveals that her life may not be as perfect as it appears. The last day of school brings the disturbing discovery, and as summer unfolds and the police investigate, every girl becomes a suspect. When Mercy collapses on the opening night of the season, Evelia prophesies that she is only the first to fall, and soon, other girls are afflicted by the mysterious condition, sending the town into a tailspin, and bringing Illa and Mercy together in an unexpected way.





  • Fiction Persson Giolito
    Persson Giolito, Malin
    Quicksand
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“QUICKSAND is an incisive courtroom thriller and a drama that raises questions about the nature of love, the disastrous side effects of guilt, and the function of justice. A mass shooting has taken place at a prep school in Stockholm’s wealthiest suburb. Maja Norberg is eighteen years old and on trial for her involvement in the massacre where her boyfriend and best friend were killed. When the novel opens, Maja has spent nine excruciating months in jail awaiting trial. Now the time has come for her to enter the courtroom. But how did Maja, the good girl next door who was popular and excelled at school, become the most hated teenager in the country? What did Maja do? Or is it what she didn’t do that brought her here?”–



  • Juv Fiction Pla, S.
    Pla, Sally J
    The someday birds
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:Charlie, twelve, who has autism and obsessive compulsive disorder, must endure a cross-country trip with his siblings and a strange babysitter to visit their father, who will undergo brain surgery.



  • YA Fiction Potok
    Potok, Chaim
    The chosen
    Publication Year:1982



  • Fiction Powers
    Powers, Richard
    Orfeo : a novel
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:Composer Peter Els –the “Bioterrorist Bach” — pays a final visit to the people he loves, those who shaped his musical journey and, through the help of his ex-wife, his daughter, and his longtime collaborator, he hatches a plan to turn his disastrous collision with Homeland Security into a work of art that will reawaken its audience to the sounds all around them.



  • Fiction Preston
    Preston, Douglas J
    Beyond the ice limit
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:That thing is growing again. We must destroy it. The time to act is now … With these words begins Gideon Crew’s latest, most dangerous, most high-stakes assignment yet. Failure will mean nothing short of the end of humankind on earth. Five years ago, the mysterious and inscrutable head of Effective Engineering Solutions, Eli Glinn, led a mission to recover a gigantic meteorite–the largest ever discovered–from a remote island off the coast of South America. The mission ended in disaster when their ship, the Rolvaag, foundered in a vicious storm in the Antarctic waters and broke apart, sinking-along with its unique cargo-to the ocean floor. One hundred and eight crew members perished, and Eli Glinn was left paralyzed. But his was not all. The tragedy revealed something truly terrifying: the meteorite they tried to retrieve was not, in fact, simply a rock. Instead, it was a complex organism from the deep reaches of space. Now, that organism has implanted itself in the sea bed two miles below the surface-and it is growing. If it is not destroyed, the planet will be doomed. There is only one hope: for Glinn and his team to annihilate it, a task which requires Gideon’s expertise with nuclear weapons. But as Gideon and his colleagues soon discover, the “meteorite” has a mind of its own and it has no intention of going quietly …



  • Fiction Pritchett
    Pritchett, Laura
    The blue hour : a novel
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“The tight-knit residents of Blue Moon Mountain, nestled high in the Colorado Mountains, form an interconnected community of those living off the land, stunned by the beauty and isolation all around them. So when, at the onset of winter, the town veterinarian commits a violent act, the repercussions of that tragedy will be felt all across the mountainside, upending their lives and causing their paths to twist and collide in unexpected ways. The housecleaner rediscovering her sexual appetite, the farrier who must take in his traumatized niece, the grocer and her daughter, the therapist and the teacher, reaching out to the world in new and surprising ways, and the ragged couple trapped in a cycle of addiction and violence. They will all rise and converge upon the blue hour -the l’heure bleu-the hour of twilight, a time of desire, lust, honesty. The strong, spirited people of Blue Moon Mountain must learn to navigate the line between violence and sex, tenderness and the hard edge of yearning, and the often confusing paths of mourning and lust. Writing with passion for rural lives and the natural world, Laura Pritchett, who has been called “one of the most accomplished writers of the American West,” graces the land of desire in vivid prose, exploring the lengths these moving, deeply felt characters -some of whom we’ve met in Pritchett’s previous work – will traverse to protect their own”–



  • Paperback Quinn
    Four weddings and a sixpence : an anthology
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:Four friends from Mrs. Rochambeaux’s Gentle School for Girls find an old sixpence in their bedchamber and decide that it will be the lucky coin for each of their weddings.



  • Fiction Rash
    Rash, Ron
    Something rich and strange : selected stories
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:No one captures the complexities of Appalachia as evocatively as Rash. This collection of short stories demonstrate his ability to evoke the heart and soul of this land and its people.



  • Mystery Reichs
    Reichs, Kathy
    Two nights : a novel
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“A childhood spent in a dangerous cult left Sunday Night never with a bone-deep instinct for survival that’s kept her alive into adulthood but left her mostly friendless. Forced into early retirement from the police force due to an injury, Sunnie retreats from an outside world she doesn’t trust and sees little use for, until a wealthy woman contacts her with a plea: her teenage granddaughter has been missing since the day of a bombing near a Jewish school. Suspecting the work of religious extremists, she believes Sunnie’s unique first-hand experience may make her the ideal woman to track down the girl and bring her captors to justice. As much as Sunnie would rather stay isolated, she won’t turn her back on an innocent life in jeopardy — not when her haunted past cries out for her to take action”–



  • Fiction Rekulak
    Rekulak, Jason
    The Impossible Fortress
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:Billy Marvin’s first love was a computer. Then he met Mary Zelinsky. Do you remember your first love? The Impossible Fortress begins with a magazine…The year is 1987 and Playboy has just published scandalous photographs of Vanna White, from the popular TV game show Wheel of Fortune . For three teenage boys–Billy, Alf, and Clark–who are desperately uneducated in the ways of women, the magazine is somewhat of a Holy Grail: priceless beyond measure and impossible to attain. So, they hatch a plan to steal it. The heist will be fraught with peril: a locked building, intrepid police officers, rusty fire escapes, leaps across rooftops, electronic alarm systems, and a hyperactive Shih Tzu named Arnold Schwarzenegger. Failed attempt after failed attempt leads them to a genius master plan–they’ll swipe the security code to Zelinsky’s convenience store by seducing the owner’s daughter, Mary Zelinsky. It becomes Billy’s mission to befriend her and get the information by any means necessary. But Mary isn’t your average teenage girl. She’s a computer loving, expert coder, already strides ahead of Billy in ability, with a wry sense of humor and a hidden, big heart. But what starts as a game to win Mary’s affection leaves Billy with a gut-wrenching choice: deceive the girl who may well be his first love or break a promise to his best friends. At its heart, The Impossible Fortress is a tender exploration of young love, true friends, and the confusing realities of male adolescence–with a dash of old school computer programming.



  • Fiction Remarque
    Remarque, Erich Maria
    All quiet on the Western front
    Publication Year:1982
    Summary:This is the testament of Paul Baümer, who enlists with his classmates in the German army of World War I. They become soldiers with youthful enthusiasm. But the world of work, duty, culture, and progress they had been taught breaks into pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches. Through years of vivid horror, Paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the principle of hate that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against each other, if only he can come out of the war alive.



  • Juv Picture Book Rey, H.
    Fenner, Julie
    Subway train adventure
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:Curious George is excited to ride the subway to the zoo. He gets separated from his friend, the man with the yellow hat.



  • Juv Picture Book Rey, H.
    Fenner, Julie M
    Curious George. Farm to table
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:George’s friend Marco wants to make his famous tortillas for his abuela’s birthday, and George is happy to help! But when George knocks over the bag of masa and the grocery store is all out, George and Marco are worried the birthday surprise will be ruined. Luckily, Uncle Enrique is there to take them on a new adventure to find out where masa comes from, how it’s made, and how it gets from the farm to Marco’s table.



  • Juv Picture Book Rey, H.
    Krones, C A
    Curious George boxcar derby
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:After hearing about the annual boxcar derby, George enlists the help of his friend Allie to build a car, learning about simple physics and the parts of a car in the process of trying to win the race.



  • Juv Picture Book Rey, H.
    Nuchi, Adah
    Curious George dragon dance
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:George, Marco, and their new friend Lily get to dance in the dragon costume during the Chinese New Year parade.



  • Juv Picture Book Rey, H.
    Platt, Cynthia
    Curious George joins the team
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:“In this brand new Curious George story, George learns that a wheelchair doesn’t stop his friend Tina from anything — even joining a basketball team!” —



  • Juv Picture Book Rey, H.
    Rey, H A
    Curious George
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:Curious George illustrates a variety of emotions and states of being, including happy, proud, dizzy, naughty, silly, and, of course, curious.



  • Juv Picture Book Rey, H.
    Rey, H A
    Curious George plays soccer
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:After accidentally ruining his friend’s soccer game, Curious George enrolls in a soccer camp where he learns about the rules of the game and makes some mischief for the team.



  • Juv Picture Book Rey, M.
    Bartynski, Julie M
    Margret & H.A. Rey’s Curious George goes to a bookstore
    Publication Year:2014
    Summary:Curious George heads to a bookstore where his favorite author is signing books, but while waiting in line, he decides to browse and organize some open boxes.



  • Juv Picture Book Rey, M.
    Freitas, Bethany V
    Curious George discovers the stars
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“George loves summer nights in the country—that’s where he does his best stargazing. When his friend Bill says that nobody knows how many stars there are, George is determined to count! But how will he keep track? Come along as George learns all about stars, constellations, and the night sky”–Publisher.



  • Juv Picture Book Rey, M.
    Perez, Monica
    Curious George and the sleepover
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:George is excited to attend his first sleepover, but he doesn’t anticipate how worried he will feel, and luckily, his friends are there to help him overcome his homesickness.



  • Juv Picture Book Rey, M.
    Perez, Monica
    Curious George discovers plants
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“George’s friend Chef Pisghetti makes the most delicious vegetable soup! When the chef is running low on fresh vegetables, George wants to lend a hand in the rooftop garden–but he has a lot to learn about greenery. Come along as George discovers all about gardening, plants, what makes them grow, and why they’re important”–Publisher.



  • Fiction Rivers
    Rivers, Susan
    The second Mrs. Hockaday : a novel
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“The Civil War South comes to vivid life in this electrifying story of a woman’s plight and a legacy of deceit that echoes for generations. When Major Gryffth Hockaday is called to the front lines of the Civil War, his new bride is left to care for her husband’s three-hundred-acre farm and infant son. Placidia, a mere teenager herself living far from her family and completely unprepared to run a farm or raise a child, must endure the darkest days of the war on her own. By the time Major Hockaday returns two years later, Placidia is bound for jail, accused of having borne a child in his absence and murdering it. What really transpired in the two years he was away? To what extremes can war and violence push a woman who is left to fend for herself? Told through letters, court inquests, and journal entries, this saga, inspired by a true incident, unfolds with gripping intensity, conjuring the era with uncanny immediacy. Amid the desperation of wartime, Placidia sees the social order of her Southern homeland unravel. As she comes to understand how her own history is linked to one runaway slave, her perspective on race and family are upended. A love story, a story of racial divide, and a story of the South as it fell in the war, The Second Mrs. Hockaday reveals how this generation–and the next–began to see their world anew”–



  • Large Print Fiction Robbins
    Robbins, Emily
    A word for love
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:It is said there are ninety-nine Arabic words for love. Bea, an American exchange student, has learned them all: in search of deep feeling, she travels to a Middle Eastern country known to hold the “The Astonishing Text,” an ancient, original manuscript of a famous Arabic love story that is said to move its best readers to tears. But once in this foreign country, Bea finds that instead of intensely reading Arabic she is entwined in her host family’s complicated lives — as they lock the doors, and whisper anxiously about impending revolution. And suddenly, instead of the ancient love story she sought, it is her daily witness of a contemporary Romeo and Juliet-like romance — between a housemaid and policeman of different cultural and political backgrounds — that astonishes her, changes her, and makes her weep. But as the country drifts toward explosive unrest, Bea wonders how many secrets she can keep, and how long she can fight for a romance that does not belong to her. Ultimately, in a striking twist, Bea’s own story begins to mirror that of “The Astonishing Text” that drew her there in the first place — not in the role of one of the lovers, as she might once have imagined, but as the character who lives to tell the story long after the lovers have gone.





  • Fiction Sakey
    Sakey, Marcus
    Afterlife
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:FBI agent Will Brody remembers the explosion, then waking without a scratch. Welcome to the afterlife. But the line between life and death is narrower than we suspect, and all that matters to Will is getting back to Claire.



  • YA Fiction Salinger
    Salinger, J D
    The catcher in the rye
    Publication Year:1991
    Summary:Story of Holden Caufield with his idiosyncrasies, penetrating insight, confusion, sensitivity and negativism. Holden, knowing he is to be expelled from school, decides to leave early. He spends three days in New York City and tells the story of what he did and suffered there.



  • Fiction Salinger
    Salinger, J D
    The catcher in the rye
    Publication Year:2013
    Summary:A 16-year old American boy relates in his own words the experiences he goes through at school and after, and reveals with unusual candour the workings of his own mind. What does a boy in his teens think and feel about his teachers, parents, friends and acquaintances?



  • Fiction Searles
    Searles, John
    Help for the haunted
    Publication Year:2013
    Summary:Struggling with the loss of her parents, who helped haunted souls find peace, Sylvie Mason pursues the mystery, moving closer to the truth of what happened that night as she comes to terms with her family’s past.



  • Fiction Shearer
    Shearer, Alex
    This is the life : a novel
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:Two estranged brothers come together when one of them discovers he has a brain tumor and the other emerges as his caretaker.



  • Fiction Silva
    Silva, Daniel
    House of spies
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:Four months after the deadliest attack on the American homeland since 9/11, terrorists leave a trail of carnage through London’s glittering West End. The attack is a brilliant feat of planning and secrecy, but with one loose thread. The thread leads Gabriel Allon and his team of operatives to the south of France and to the gilded doorstep of Jean-Luc Martel and Olivia Watson. A beautiful former British fashion model, Olivia pretends not to know that the true source of Martel’s enormous wealth is drugs. And Martel, likewise, turns a blind eye to the fact he is doing business with a man whose objective is the very destruction of the West. Together, under Gabriel’s skilled hand, they will become an unlikely pair of heroes in the global war on terrorism.



  • Juv Fiction Sloan, H.
    Sloan, Holly Goldberg
    Short
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“Very short for her age, Julia grows into her sense of self while playing a munchkin in a summer regional theater production of The Wizard of Oz”–



  • Fiction Smith
    Smith, Ali
    Autumn
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“From the Man Booker-shortlisted and Baileys Prize-winning author of How to be both: a breathtakingly inventive new novel–about aging, time, love, and stories themselves–that launches an extraordinary quartet of books called Seasonal. Readers love Ali Smith’s novels for their peerless innovation and their joyful celebration of language and life. Her newest, Autumn, has all of these qualities in spades, and–good news for fans!–is the first installment in a quartet. Seasonal, comprised of four stand-alone books, separate yet interconnected and cyclical (as are the seasons), explores what time is, how we experience it, and the recurring markers in the shapes our lives take and in our ways with narrative. Fusing Keatsian mists and mellow fruitfulness with the vitality, the immediacy, and the color hit of Pop Art, Autumn is a witty excavation of the present by the past. The novel is a stripped-branches take on popular culture and a meditation, in a world growing ever more bordered and exclusive, on what richness and worth are, what harvest means”–



  • Fiction Smith
    Smith, Russell
    Confidence : stories
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:In the stories of Confidence, there are ecstasy-taking PhD students, financial traders desperate for husbands, owners of failing sex stores, violent and unremovable tenants, aggressive raccoons, seedy massage parlors, experimental filmmakers who record every second of their day, and wives who blog insults directed at their husbands. There are cheating husbands. There are private clubs, crowded restaurants, psychiatric wards. There is one magic cinema and everyone has a secret of some kind.



  • Mystery Spencer
    Spencer, Sally
    The shivering turn : a Jennie Redhead mystery
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“When Mary Corbet walks into private investigator Jennie Redhead’s rundown Oxford office one pleasant spring day in 1974, she is a desperate woman. Although sh’e convinced her daughter has been murdered, she can get neither the police nor her husband to agree with her. Jennie is not convinced either, but more out of compassion than conviction agrees to take the case. The only clue she has to go on is a fragment of an obscure 17th century poem she finds in Linda’ bedroom: Or will you, like a cold and errant coward / Abandon all and make a shivering turn. But from that one clue Jennie’s investigations will lead her beyond the city’s dreaming spires to Oxford’s darker underbelly, in which lurks a hidden world of priviliege, violence and excess.”–Jacket flap.



  • Fiction Stansel
    Stansel, Ian
    The last cowboys of San Geronimo
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“A contemporary Western debut about two brothers locked in a deadly feud, a woman on horseback trailing her husband’s killer, and the inescapable ties of home and family. When Silas Van Loy flees home on horseback to avoid capture for his brother’s murder, he is soon followed by both the police and his brother’s wife, Lena, who is intent on exacting revenge. She reluctantly lets her trusted stable assistant join her in a journey across the wilds of Northern California in the hopes of catching Silas for one final showdown. Stansel follows the chase and shares the story of the brothers’ rise from hardscrabble childhood to their reign as the region’s preeminent horse trainers, tracking the tense sibling rivalry that ultimately leads to the elder’s death.”–



  • Fiction Steel
    Steel, Danielle
    The apartment : a novel
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:They come together by chance in the heart of New York City, four young women at turning points in their lives. Claire Kelly finds the walk-up apartment — a spacious loft in Hell’s Kitchen. But the aspiring shoe designer needs at least one roommate to manage it. She meets Abby Williams, a writer trying to make it on her own, far away from her successful family in L.A. Four years later, Morgan Shelby joins them. She’s ambitious, with a serious finance job on Wall Street. Then Sasha Hartman, a medical student whose identical twin sister is a headline-grabbing supermodel. And so the sprawling space, with its exposed brick and rich natural light, becomes a home to friends about to embark on new, exhilarating adventures. Frustrated by her ultra-conservative boss, Claire soon faces a career crisis as a designer. Abby is under the spell of an older man, an off-off-Broadway producer who exploits her and detours her from her true talent as a novelist, while destroying her self-confidence. Morgan is happily in love with a successful restaurateur who supplies her roommates with fine food. At her office, she begins to suspect something is off about her boss, a legendary investment manager whom she’s always admired. But does she even know him? And Sasha begins an all-work-no-play residency as an OB/GYN, as her glamorous jet-set sister makes increasingly risky decisions.



  • YA Fiction Steinbeck
    Steinbeck, John
    Of mice and men
    Publication Year:1993
    Summary:Set in depresson-era California this book tells a story about the strange relationship of two migrant workers, who dream of better days on a ranch of their own. When they land jobs on a ranch in the Salinas Valley, the fulfillment of their dreams seems within their grasp until one of them succumbs to his weakness for soft, helpless creatures and commits an unintentional act of violence. Tragic tale of a retarded man and the friend who loves and tries to protect him.



  • Fiction Stevens
    Stevens, Chevy
    Never let you go
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“The author of Still Missing targets her readership with a novel that hits all the notes they come to expect from her–and ratchets up the stakes even more. Lindsey Nash has left an abusive relationship and her ex-husband was sent to jail. She has started over with a new life, her own business, and a teenage daughter who needs her more than ever. When her husband is finally released, Lindsey believes she has cut all ties. There is no way he can ever find her and her daughter again. But she gets the sense that someone is watching her, tracking her every move. Her new boyfriend is threatened. Her home is invaded. Even her daughter is shadowed. Lindsey is convinced it’s her ex-husband, even though he claims he is a different person and doesn’t want to do her any harm. But can he really change? Is the one who wants her dead even closer to home than she thought?”–





  • Fiction Stevenson
    Stevenson, Robert Louis
    Kidnapped
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:A sixteen-year-old orphan is kidnapped by his villainous uncle, but later escapes and becomes involved in the struggle of the Scottish highlanders against English rule.





  • Fiction Stevenson
    Stevenson, Robert Louis
    Treasure Island
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads them to a pirate’s fortune.



  • Fiction Straub
    Straub, Emma
    Modern lovers
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“From the New York Times’ bestselling author of The Vacationers, a smart, highly entertaining novel about a tight-knit group of friends from college–their own kids now going to college–and what it means to finally grow up well after adulthood has set in. Friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring. Back in the band’s heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose–about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them–can never be reclaimed. Straub packs wisdom and insight and humor together in a satisfying book about neighbors and nosiness, ambition and pleasure, the excitement of youth, the shock of middle age, and the fact that our passions–be they food, or friendship, or music–never go away, they just evolve and grow along with us”–,Back in their band’s heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn. But nothing has aged them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring. As secrets and revelations are finally let loose– about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them– the stability of their lives can never be reclaimed.





  • Mystery Sund
    Sund, Erik Axl
    The crow girl
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“Two women–a police detective and a psychotherapist–are faced with the question: how much suffering can one human being inflict upon another before he ceases to be human and becomes a monster?” –,The hideously abused body of a young boy is found in a Stockholm city park. Detective Superintendent Jeanette Kihlberg’s investigation quickly dead-ends when no trace of the boy’s identity can be found. But with the discovery of two more children’s bodies in similar condition, she turns to therapist Sofia Zetterlund for help in identifying suspects. As their lives become increasingly intertwined, professionally and personally, they draw closer to the truth about the killings– and a hellishly insidious societal evil.



  • Fiction Swift
    Swift, Jonathan
    Gulliver’s travels
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:The unusual voyages of Englishman Lemuel Gulliver carry him to such strange locales as Lilliput, where the inhabitants are six inches tall; Brobdingnag, a land of giants; an island of sorcerers; and a nation ruled by horses.



  • Fiction Sykes
    Sykes, Lucy
    Fitness junkie : a novel
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“When Janey Sweet, CEO of a couture wedding dress company, is photographed in the front row of a fashion show eating a bruffin–the delicious lovechild of a brioche and a muffin–her best friend and business partner, Beau, gives her an ultimatum: Lose thirty pounds or lose your job. Sure, Janey has gained some weight since her divorce, and no, her beautifully cut trousers don’t fit like they used to, so Janey throws herself headlong into the world of the fitness revolution, signing up for a shockingly expensive workout pass, baring it all for Free the Nipple yoga, sweating through boot camp classes run by Sri Lankan militants and spinning to the screams of a Lycra-clad instructor with rage issues. At a juice shop she meets Jacob, a cute young guy who takes her dumpster-diving outside Whole Foods on their first date. At a shaman’s tea ceremony she meets Hugh, a silver fox who holds her hand through an ayahuasca hallucination And at a secret exercise studio Janey meets Sara Strong, the wildly popular workout guru whose special dance routine has starlets and wealthy women flocking to her for results that seem too good to be true. As Janey eschews delicious carbs, pays thousands of dollars to charlatans, and is harassed by her very own fitness bracelet, she can’t help but wonder: Did she really need to lose weight in the first place?”–Amazon.com



  • Fiction Taylor
    Taylor, Brad
    Ring of fire
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“Former Delta Force officer and New York Times bestselling author Brad Taylor delivers a relentlessly fast-paced, gripping thriller featuring Taskforce operators Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill as they come face-to-face with an insidious threat to strike terror into the heart of America. Fifteen years ago, in order to win a contract in the Kingdom, a desperate defense contractor used a shell company to provide a bribe to a wealthy Saudi businessman. Now a powerful player in the defense industry, he panicswhen the Panama Papers burst onto the public scene. Providing insight into the illicit deeds of offshore financing, they could prove his undoing. To prevent the exposure of his illegal activities, he sets in motion a plan to interdict the next leak, buthe is not the only one worried about spilled secrets. The data theft has left the Taskforce potentially vulnerable, leaving a trail that could compromise the unit. Back in the good graces of the new president, Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill are ordered to interdict the next leak as well, in order to control the damage. Unbeknownst to either group, the Saudi has been using the shell company to fund terrorists all over the world, and he has a spectacular attack planned, coinciding with the fifteenth anniversary of 9/11. The information Pike and Jennifer uncover will put them on the trail of the imminent threat, but it’s one that they might be unable to stop. Called Ring of Fire, it will cause unimaginable destruction across the United States, and it’s already in motion. Pike Logan will be challenged like never before, and the ensuing chaos and terror will distract the Taskforce from a truth no one sees: The Panama Papers hold a secret more explosive than any attack, and Ring of Fire was only the beginning. The danger is far from over”–



  • Fiction Thayer
    Thayer, Nancy
    The island house : a novel
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“Every summer since college, twenty-nine-year-old Courtney has traded the familiarity of the Midwest for the allure of Nantucket. Now an established university professor, she finds herself caught between two lifestyles and two very different men. Because this summer has taken an unexpected turn and now she must decide what she really wants.”–



  • YA Fiction Thomas
    Thomas, Angie
    The hate u give
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life”–



  • Fiction Torres
    Torres, Justin
    We the animals : a novel
    Publication Year:2011
    Summary:Three brothers tear their way through childhood, smashing tomatoes all over each other, building kites from trash, hiding out when their parents do battle, tiptoeing around the house as their mother sleeps off her graveyard shift. Paps and Ma are from Brooklyn, he is Puerto Rican, she is white, and their love is a serious, dangerous thing that makes and unmakes a family many times. Life in this family is fierce and absorbing, full of chaos and heartbreak and the euphoria of belonging completely to one another. From the intense familial unity felt by a child to the profound alienation he endures as he begins to see the world, this novel is a coming-of-age story. It is an exploration of the viscerally charged landscape of growing up, how deeply we are formed by our earliest bonds, and how we are ultimately propelled at escape velocity toward our futures. — Provided by publisher.



  • YA Fiction Twain
    Twain, Mark
    The adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    Publication Year:1981
    Summary:A mischievous youth encounters a runaway slave and together they travel down the Mississippi in search of adventure.



  • Fiction Vaillant
    Vaillant, John
    The jaguar’s children
    Publication Year:2015
    Summary:“Hector is trapped. The water truck, sealed to hide its human cargo, has broken down. The coyotes have taken all the passenters’ money for a mechanic and have not returned….” –inside front cover.,The water truck, sealed to hide its human cargo, has broken down. The coyotes have taken all the passengers’ money for a mechanic and have not returned. Those left behind have no choice but to wait. Héctor finds a name in his friend César’s phone. AnniMac. A name with an American number. He must reach her, both for rescue and to pass along the message César has come so far to deliver. But are his messages going through?



  • Mystery Van Lente
    Van Lente, Fred
    Ten dead comedians
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:Nine comedians of various acclaim arrive on the deserted island retreat of a legendary Hollywood funnyman, where they discover that they are marooned without cell phones or wifi and that someone in the group is killing the others.





  • Fiction Ward
    Ward, Amanda Eyre
    The nearness of you : a novel
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“In this profound and lyrical novel, acclaimed author Amanda Eyre Ward explores the deeper meanings of motherhood–from the first blissful hello to the heart-wrenching prospect of saying goodbye. Brilliant heart surgeon Suzette Kendall is stunned when Hyland, her husband of fifteen years, admits his yearning for a child. From the beginning they’d decided that having children was not an option, as Suzette feared passing along the genes that landed her mother in a mental institution. But Hyland proposes a different idea: a baby via surrogate. Suzette agrees, and what follows is a whirlwind of candidate selections, hospital visits, and Suzette’s doubts over whether she’s made the right decision. A young woman named Dorothy Muscarello is chosen as the one who will help make this family complete. For Dorrie, surrogacy (and the money that comes with it) are her opportunity to leave behind a troubled past and create a future for herself–one full of possibility. But this situation also forces all three of them–Dorrie, Suzette, and Hyland–to face a devastating uncertainty that will reverberate in the years to come. Beautifully shifting between perspectives, The Nearness of You deftly explores the connections we form, the families we create, and the love we hold most dear. Praise for Amanda Eyre Ward’s The Same Sky “After reading The Same Sky, you just might view the world a little differently. And isn’t that the goal of all great art?”–Bookreporter “Riveting, heartrending, and beautifully written.”–Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train “Deeply affecting.”–People “Wrenching, honest, painstakingly researched.”–Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things “Emotionally gripping.”–The Dallas Morning News”–,”Brilliant heart surgeon Suzette Kendall is stunned when Hyland, her husband of fifteen years, admits his yearning for a child. Suzette has always feared passing along the genes that led her mother to a mental institution. But Hyland proposes a different idea: a baby via surrogate. Dorrie is a young woman struggling to find the money to go to college. When she sees an advertisement to be a surrogate, she believes it’s a sign that her destiny is to help a family have a baby and then realize her dreams. It’s a perfect plan, but then she falls in love”–



  • Fiction Williams
    Williams, Jenny D
    The atlas of forgotten places : a novel
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“With empathy and political intrigue, this is a gripping story of two women from different worlds who become inextricably bound in a quest to save their loved ones. The Atlas of Forgotten Places is that rare novel that delivers an exquisite portrait of family and love within a breathlessly thrilling narrative. After a long career as an aid worker, Sabine Hardt has retreated to her native Germany for a quieter life. But when her American niece Lily disappears while volunteering in Uganda, Sabine must return to places and memories she once thought buried in order to find her. In Uganda, Rose Akulu–haunted by a troubled past with the Lord’s Resistance Army–becomes distressed when her lover Ocen vanishes without a trace. Side by side, Sabine and Rose must unravel the tangled threads that tie Lily and Ocen’s lives together–ultimately discovering that the truth of their loved ones’ disappearance is inescapably entwined to the secrets the two women carry. Masterfully plotted and vividly rendered by a fresh new voice in fiction, The Atlas of Forgotten Places delves deep into the heart of compassion and redemption through a journey that spans geographies and generations to lay bare the stories that connect us all”–



  • Juv Fiction Wolk, L.
    Wolk, Lauren
    Wolf Hollow : a novel
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“Twelve-year-old Annabelle must learn to stand up for what’s right in the face of a manipulative and violent new bully who targets people Annabelle cares about, including a homeless World War I veteran”–



  • Fiction Wood
    Wood, Benjamin
    The ecliptic
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:The arrival of haunted seventeen-year-old artist Fullerton shatters the hermetic peace at one of the world’s most exclusive artist colonies, prompting Scottish painter Knell to search for answers and confront the realities of her own past–



  • Fiction Yun
    Yun, Jung
    Shelter
    Publication Year:2016
    Summary:“Kyung Cho is a young father burdened by a house he can’t afford. Nearby in an exclusive neighborhood, an act of violence leaves his well-to-do parents unable to stay on their own. Living under the same roof, old feelings of guilt and anger surface. This masterful debut asks what it means to provide for one’s family and answers with a story as riveting as it is profound.



  • Fiction Zhang
    Zhang, Lijia
    Lotus : a novel
    Publication Year:2017
    Summary:“A young woman defies her fate and escapes to the city and all it holds for her–be it love, danger, or destiny Surviving by her wits alone, Lotus charges headlong into the neon lights of Shenzhen, determined to pull herself out of the gutter and decide her own fate. Shes different than the other streetwalkers–reserved, even defiant, Lotus holds her secrets behind her red smile. The new millennium should’ve brought her better luck, but for now she leads a double life, wiring the money home to her family and claiming she earns her wages waiting tables. Her striking eyes catch the attention of many, but Lotus weighs her options between becoming the concubine of a savvy migrant worker or a professional girlfriend to a rich and powerful playboy. Or she may choose the kind and decent Hu Binbing, a photojournalist reporting on China’s underground sex trade–who has a hidden past of his own. She knows that fortunes can shift in the toss of a coin, and in the end, she may make a choice that leads her on a different journey entirely.” —