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New Titles for the Week of June 22

BOOKS

FICTION
N.D. Coleridge The adventuress
Anton DiSclafani The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls
Karen Joy Fowler We are all completely beside ourselves
Natsume Sōseki The gate
Lionel Shriver Big brother

Historical Fiction
Colum McCann TransAtlantic

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Jeffery Deaver The Kill Room: a Lincoln Rhyme Novel
Carl Hiaasen Bad monkey
Craig Johnson A serpent's tooth
Jason Matthews Red sparrow
Elizabeth L. Silver The execution of Noa P. Singleton
Jon Talton The night detectives: a David Mapstone mystery

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Torsten Krol The secret book of sacred things

Short Stories
Barry Gifford My last martini: stories

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Matthew Inman My dog: the paradox: a lovable discourse about man's best friend 741.5 I57m
Sabrina Jones & Marc Mauer Race to incarcerate: a graphic retelling 364.973 J762

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Steven T. Callan Badges, bears & eagles: the true-life adventures of a California fish & game warden 639.9 C156
W. Bernard Carlson Tesla: inventor of the electrical age 620.92 T33ca
Susannah Charleson The possibility dogs: what a handful of "unadoptables" taught me about service, hope & healing 636.7 C477

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
T.J. Clark Picasso & truth: from Cubism to Guernica 750.92 P58cL
Sarah Greenough Beat memories: the photographs of Allen Ginsberg 770.92 G49

Biography & Genealogy
Greg Bellow Saul Bellow's heart: a son's memoir 92 B448b
Ray Monk Robert Oppenheimer: a life inside the center 530.92 O62mo
Jesse Norman Edmund Burke: the first conservative 92 B959n
Richard Snow I invented the modern age: the rise of Henry Ford 92 F696sn
Linda Stratmann The Marquess of Queensberry: Wilde's nemesis 92 Q368

Business & Economics
Barbara T. Dreyfuss Hedge hogs: the cowboy traders behind Wall Street's largest hedge fund disaster 332.64 D778
Robert William Fogel, Enid M. Fogel, Mark Guglielmo & Nathaniel Grotte Political arithmetic: Simon Kuznets & the empirical tradition in economics 339.3 K978
Bob Lutz Icons & idiots: straight talk on leadership 658.4 L975
Bob Rice The alternative answer: the nontraditional investments that drive the world's best-performing portfolios 332.63 R495

Chess
Boris Avrukh Beating 1. d4 sidelines 794.122 A963
Victor Mikhalevski The Open Spanish 794.122 M6367
Marian Petrov The Modern Benoni 794.122 P497
How to play the Najdorf. Vol. 1 974.122 H847
How to play the Najdorf. Vol. 3 974.122 H847

Computer Science
Dan Gookin Nexus 7 for dummies 004.1675 N567g
Chris Grover Flash CS6 006.78 F585g
Eric Ward & Garrett French Ultimate guide to link building 006.7 W256

Food & Drink
Raymond Sokolov Steal the menu: a memoir of forty years in food 641.5 S683

Health & Medicine
Rip Esselstyn My beef with meat: the healthiest argument for eating a plant-strong diet--plus 140 new Engine 2 recipes 613.2 E785
Allen Frances Saving normal: an insider's revolt against out-of-control psychiatric diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma & the medicalization of ordinary life 616.89 F815s
Torkel Klingberg The learning brain: memory & brain development in children 612.82 K656

History
Richard R. Beeman Our lives, our fortunes & our sacred honor: the forging of American independence, 1774-1776 973.3 B414
Andrew Carroll Here is where: discovering America's great forgotten history 973 C319
William Dalrymple The last Mughal: the fall of a dynasty: Delhi, 1857 954.03 D151
Charles Emmerson 1913: in search of the world before the Great War 909.82 E54
Michael Golay America 1933: the Great Depression, Lorena Hickok, Eleanor Roosevelt & the shaping of the New Deal 973.917 G617
Suzannah Lipscomb A journey through Tudor England 942.05 L767
Richard Rubin The last of the doughboys: the forgotten generation & their forgotten world war 940.41 R896
Raymond Sarlot & Fred E. Basten Life at the Marmont: the inside story of Hollywood's legendary hotel of the stars--Chateau Marmont 647.9579 S245

Home & Family Management
Teri Dunn Chace How to eradicate invasive plants 581.6 D923

Languages & Linguistics
Margalit Fox The riddle of the labyrinth: the quest to crack an ancient code 487.1 F791
Jean-Benoit Nadeau & Julie Barlow The story of Spanish 460.9 N134

Literature & Writing
Barry Gifford Replies to Wang Wei 811 G458

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
James Barilla My backyard jungle: the adventures of an urban wildlife lover who turned his yard into habitat & learned to live with it 577.56 B252
Jean Jouzel, Claude Lorius & Dominique Raynaud The white planet: the evolution & future of our frozen world 551.31 J869
Judith D. Schwartz Cows save the planet: & other improbable ways of restoring soil to heal the earth 577.57 S399

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Galen Guengerich God revised: how religion must evolve in a scientific age 211 G926
Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, PhD Quiet influence: the introvert's guide to making a difference 155.232 K129
Geza Vermes Christian beginnings: from Nazareth to Nicaea 270.1 V528
Jocelyn Zichterman I fired God: my life inside--and escape from--the secret world of the Independent Fundamental Baptist cult 286.5 Z64

Politics & Government
David Lefer The founding conservatives: how a group of unsung heroes saved the American Revolution 320.52 L491

Reference
World heritage sites: a complete guide to 911 UNESCO world heritage sites 910.2 W92

Social Sciences & Current Events
Deborah Cohen Family secrets: living with shame from the Victorians to the present day 306.85 C678
Sally Koslow Slouching toward adulthood: observations from the not-so-empty nest 305.235 K864
Jon Mooallem Wild ones: a sometimes dismaying, weirdly reassuring story about looking at people looking at animals in America 333.95 M817
Mary Pipher The green boat: reviving ourselves in our capsized culture 303.4 P665
Carol Shaben Into the abyss: an extraordinary true story 363.124 S524

Sports & Games
Bike Snob: systematically & mercilessly realigning the world of cycling 796.6 B594

Travel & Geography
William Dalrymple In Xanadu: a quest 915 D151
David Day Antarctica: a biography 919.89 D273
Fodor's Maine, Vermont & New Hampshire 917.41 F65
Frommer's Japan 915.2 F93
Frommer's Alaska cruises & ports of call 917.98 F93c
Moon handbooks: Glacier National Park 917.8652 M818
Elisabetta Properzi Nelsen, Christopher Concolino Literary Florence: walking tours in Tuscany's capital 914.551 P965
The reader's companion to Alaska 979.8 R286

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LARGE PRINT
Fiction
Kate Atkinson Life after life
Zadie Smith NW

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AUDIOBOOKS
Nonfiction
David Nasaw The patriarch: the remarkable life & turbulent times of Joseph P. Kennedy 92 K3556nc
David Sedaris Let's explore diabetes with owls 814 S447Lc

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DVDs
Action & Adventure
Mad Max

Drama
The color purple
The English patient
Marty
On Golden Pond

Posted on Jun. 23, 2013 by Heather Terrell

New Titles for the Week of June 15

BOOKS

FICTION
Michelle de Kretser Questions of travel
Maria Dermoût The ten thousand things
Cristina García King of Cuba
D.R. MacDonald The ice bridge
W. Somerset Maugham Of human bondage
Philipp Meyer The son
Cathie Pelletier The one-way bridge
Kathleen Tessaro The perfume collector
Daniel Wallace The kings & queens of roam

Multi-Gen Literature
Jennifer H. Lyne Catch rider

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
A.X. Ahmad The caretaker
Larry Bond Shattered trident
Jane Casey The last girl: a crime novel
Lee Child Killing floor
Deborah Coonts Lucky bastard
Stephen Coonts Pirate Alley
Gary Corby Sacred games
James Forrester The roots of betrayal
Hallgrimur Helgason The hitman's guide to housecleaning
Barbara Hambly Good man Friday: a Benjamin January novel
Mo Hayder Poppet
Mick Herron Dead lions
Maureen Jennings Beware this boy: a Detective Inspector Tom Tyler mystery
Richard Lange Angel baby
David Mark Original skin
Derek B. Miller Norwegian by night
Walter Mosley Little green: an Easy Rawlins mystery
Dan Smith The child thief
Josephine Tey The singing sands
Antti Tuomainen The healer
Steve Ulfelder Shotgun lullaby

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Peter V. Brett The daylight war
Kerry Greenwood Medea: a Delphic woman novel
Dean Koontz Deeply Odd: an Odd Thomas novel
Benjamin Percy Red moon

Short Stories
Janet Frame Between my father & the king: new & uncollected stories

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Kevin M. Bailey Billion-dollar fish: the untold story of Alaska pollock 639.3 B154

Biography & Genealogy
Chuck McFadden Trailblazer: a biography of Jerry Brown 92 B8775m
Charles Moore Margaret Thatcher. Volume one, Not for turning: the authorized biography 92 T367m

Books, Reading, Publishing, Journalism, Library & Information Science
Travis McDade Thieves of Book Row: New York's most notorious rare book ring & the man who stopped it 364.16 M478
Daniel Berkeley Updike The well-made book: essays & lectures 686.2 U66

Business & Economics
Elizabeth Dunn & Michael Norton Happy money: the science of smarter spending 332.024 D923
Bob Garfield & Doug Levy Can't buy me like: how authentic customer connections drive superior results 658.812 G231
Robert Kuttner Debtors' prison: the politics of austerity versus possibility 339.52 K97
Jonathan Schlefer The assumptions economists make 330 S339

Computer Science
Massimo Banzi Getting started with Arduino 004.165 A677b
Matthew Helmke Ubuntu unleashed 005.432 U15h
Michael Margolis Arduino cookbook 004.165 A677m
David Pogue iPhone: the missing manual 004.1675 I647p
Matt Richardson & Shawn Wallace Getting started with Raspberry Pi 004.165 R226r
Eben Upton & Gareth Halfacree Raspberry Pi user guide 004.165 R226u

Food & Drink
Nathalie Jordi, David Carrell & Joel Hororowitz People's Pops: 55 recipes for ice pops, shave ice & boozy pops from Brooklyn's coolest pop shop 641.86 J826
Joseph Tychonievich Plant breeding for the gardener: how to create unique vegetables & flowers 635 T978

Health & Medicine
Janet Bond Brill Blood pressure down: the 10-step plan to lower your blood pressure in four weeks-without prescription drugs 616.13 B857
T. Colin Campbell Whole: rethinking the science of nutrition 613.2 C191w

History
The Countess of Carnarvon Lady Almina & the real Downton Abbey: the lost legacy of Highclere Castle 942.271 C288
The history of the gold discoveries in the northern mines of California's mother lode gold belt: as told by the newspapers & miners, 1848-1875 979.404 S978n
The history of the gold discoveries in the southern mines of California's mother lode gold belt as told by the newspapers & miners, 1848-1860 979.404 S978s
Bruce Levine The fall of the house of Dixie: the Civil War & the social revolution that transformed the South 973.713 L665
Andrew Marr A history of the world 909 M358

Home & Family Management
Jennifer Margulis The business of baby: what doctors don't tell you, what corporations try to sell you & how to put your pregnancy, childbirth & baby before their bottom line 649.1 M331
Denise Schipani Mean moms rule: why doing the hard stuff now creates good kids later 306.874 S336

Languages & Linguistics
Conversational Swedish 439.7 P644

Law
Larry J. Sabato A more perfect Constitution: why the Constitution must be revised: ideas to inspire a new generation 342.7303 S11

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Curtis Ebbesmeyer & Eric Scigliano Flotsametrics & the floating world: how one man's obsession with runaway sneakers & rubber ducks revolutionized ocean science 551.46 E153
Mario Livio Brilliant blunders: from Darwin to Einstein--colossal mistakes by great scientists that changed our understanding of life & the universe 500 L78

Performing Arts & Music
Burt Bacharach Anyone who had a heart: my life & music 780.92 B121

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Green egg omelette: an anthology of art & articles from the legendary pagan journal 299.94 G795
Cris Putnam & Thomas Horn Exo-Vaticana: Petrus Romanus, Project L.U.C.I.F.E.R & the Vatican's astonishing plan for the arrival of an alien savior 282 P989
Elisabeth Sifton The serenity prayer: faith & politics in times of peace & war 242 S573

Politics & Government
Bob Woodward The price of politics 973.932 W899p

Reference
Library & book trade almanac 020.5 L697
The encyclopedia of New York City 974.71 E563

Social Sciences & Current Events
William J. Bernstein Masters of the word: how media shaped history, from the alphabet to the Internet 302.23 B531
John Gerzema, Michael D'Antonio The Athena doctrine: how women (and men who think like them) will rule the future 305.42 G388
Jason Lankow, Josh Ritchie, Ross Crooks Infographics: the power of visual storytelling 302.23 L289
Mark Mazzetti The way of the knife: the CIA, a secret army & a war at the ends of the Earth 356.16 M477

Travel & Geography
LaVerne Ferguson-Kosinski Europe by Eurail 2013: touring Europe by train 914 F35
Fodor's Arizona & the Grand Canyon 917.91 F65
Fodor's Switzerland 914.94 F65
Frommer's Bahamas 917.296 F93
Frommer's Montréal & Québec City 917.1428 F93
Frommer's New York City, 2013 917.471 F93
Frommer's Vietnam with Angkor Wat 915.97 F93
Bill Gillham Parisians' Paris 914.436 G482
Lonely Planet China 915.1 L847
Robert E. Manning, Martha S. Manning Walking distance: extraordinary hikes for ordinary people 910 M284
Sarah Moss Names for the sea: strangers in Iceland 914.91 M913
The rough guide to Canada 917.1 R856
Terri Peterson Smith Off the beaten page: the best trips for lit lovers, book clubs & girls on getaways 910.4 S642

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LARGE PRINT
Fiction
Dan Brown Inferno

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS
Nonfiction
Philippe Coudray Benjamin Bear in Fuzzy thinking: a Toon book 741.5 C854
Poems to learn by heart 821.08 P744k
Gillian Richardson 10 plants that shook the world 581.63 R522

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DVDs
Comedy
Mrs. Doubtfire

Drama
The age of innocence
The conspirator
Gods & monsters
The portrait of a lady
Saturday night fever

Posted on Jun. 16, 2013 by Heather Terrell

New Titles for the Week of June 8

BOOKS

FICTION
Gail Godwin Flora
Christopher Hacker The Morels
Khaled Hosseini And the mountains echoed
Stefan Zweig Confusion: the private papers of Privy Councillor R. von D.

Historical Fiction
Bill Cheng Southern cross the dog
Jeff Shaara A chain of thunder: a novel of the Siege of Vicksburg
Fay Weldon Long live the king

Multi-Gen Literature
Rick Yancey The 5th Wave

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Jussi Adler-Olsen A conspiracy of faith: a Department Q novel
Ace Atkins Robert B. Parker's Wonderland
Ann Cleeves Silent voices: a Vera Stanhope mystery
Carolyn Hart Dead, white & blue
Michael Harvey The innocence game
Camilla Läckberg The stranger
Jennifer McMahon The one I left behind
Victoria Thompson Murder in Chelsea: a gaslight mystery
David Whellams The drowned man: a Peter Cammon mystery

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Sidney Portier Montaro Caine
Koji Suzuki Loop

Short Stories
Thomas H. Cook Fatherhood & other stories
Lily Tuck The house at Belle Fontaine: stories

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Blutch So long, silver screen 741.5 B659s

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Samuel Avery The pipeline & the paradigm: Keystone XL, tar sands & the battle to defuse the carbon bomb 665.5 A954

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Greg Bottoms Spiritual American trash: portraits from the margins of art & faith 709.22 B751
Kendall H. Brown Quiet beauty: Japanese gardens of North America 712 B877
Kathryn E. Holliday Ralph Walker: architect of the century 720.92 W177h

Business & Economics
Roman Krznaric How to find fulfilling work 650.1 K949
David A. Stockman The great deformation: the corruption of capitalism in America 330.973 S865

Computer Science
Guillermo Rauch Smashing Node.js: JavaScript everywhere 005.2762 J416r

Food & Drink
Mark Bittman VB6: eat vegan before 6:00 to lose weight & restore your health ... for good: the flexible diet you can really stick to, with more than 60 easy, delicious recipes 641.5636 B62v
Hanna Neuschwander Left coast roast: a guide to the best coffee & roasters from San Francisco to Seattle 641.637 N495
Eric Toensmeier Paradise lot: two plant geeks, one-tenth of an acre & the making of an edible garden oasis in the city 635 T64pa

Health & Medicine
Gary Greenberg The book of woe: the DSM & the unmaking of psychiatry 616.89 G798

History
Bevin Alexander MacArthur's war: the flawed genius who challenged the American political system 951.9 A37
Alberto Angela A day in the life of ancient Rome 937.07 A581
William Dalrymple From the holy mountain: a journey among the Christians of the Middle East 915.6 D151
Graham Hancock Fingerprints of the gods 930 H23
George Packer The unwinding: an inner history of the new America 973.924 P119
Anthony Pagden The Enlightenment & why it still matters 940.25 P134

Law
Fred S. Steingold Legal guide for starting & running a small business 346.73 S82

Literature & Writing
Melissa Ginsburg Dear weather ghost 811 G493

Performing Arts & Music
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong Mary & Lou & Rhoda & Ted & all the brilliant minds who made The Mary Tyler Moore show a classic 791.45 A735
Robert K. Elder The best film you've never seen: 35 directors champion the forgotten or critically savaged movies they love 791.43 E375
David Whiteis Southern soul-blues 781.644 W593

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Rüdiger Safranski Schopenhauer & the wild years of philosophy 193 S373s

Social Sciences & Current Events
Charles Graeber The good nurse: a true story of medicine, madness & murder 364.152 G734
Dan Savage American Savage: insights, slights & fights on faith, sex, love & politics 306.76 S263
David Stuckler, Sanjay Basu The body economic: why austerity kills: recessions, budget battles & the politics of life & death 306.3 S932

Sports & Games
Jimmy Connors The outsider: a memoir 796.34 C752

Posted on Jun. 9, 2013 by Heather Terrell

New Titles for the Week of June 1

BOOKS

FICTION
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Americanah
Isabel Allende Maya's notebook
Jake Arnott The house of rumour
Roald Dahl My Uncle Oswald

Historical Fiction
Amy Brill The movement of stars

Multi-Gen Literature
Barry Lyga I hunt killers

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Jeffrey Archer Best kept secret
David Baldacci The hit
Dan Brown Inferno
Reed Farrel Coleman Onion Street: a Moe Prager mystery
Martin Edwards The frozen shroud
Alex Grecian The black country
Joe Hill NOS4A2
Bill Loehfelm The devil in her way
Peter Lovesey The tooth tattoo: a Peter Diamond investigation
James McGee Rapscallion: a Regency crime thriller
David Morrell Murder as a fine art
Gerard O'Donovan Dublin dead
Gerard O'Donovan The priest
Katherine Hall Page The body in the piazza: a Faith Fairchild mystery

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Richard Stephenson Collapse: America will fall

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Boaz Yakin & Nick Bertozzi Jerusalem: a family portrait 741.5 Y15j

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
C. Breck Hitz, J. J. Ewing, Jeff Hecht Introduction to laser technology 621.36 H676

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Art without art: selected writings from the world of Blunt edge 701.18 A784
Thomas A. Heinz Frank Lloyd Wright's stained glass & lightscreens 748.5 W94h

Biography & Genealogy
Saul Friedländer Franz Kafka: the poet of shame & guilt 92 K111f
Anchee Min The cooked seed: a memoir 92 M663c
Michael Sherborne H.G Wells: another kind of life 92 W452sh
Neal Thompson A curious man: the strange & brilliant life of Robert "Believe it or not" Ripley 92 R589t
Patricia Volk Shocked: my mother, Schiaparelli & me 746.9 S329v
François Weil Family trees: a history of genealogy in America 929.2 W422
Charles Williams Adenauer: the father of the new Germany 92 A232w

Business & Economics
Tom Diaz The last gun: how changes in the gun industry are killing Americans & what it will take to stop it 338.4768 D542

Chess
Marc Esserman Mayhem in the Morra! 794.122 E787
D.N.L. Levy Sacrifices in the Sicilian 794.122 L66s
Nikolay Minev Mastering tactical ideas 794.15 M664

Computer Science
Steve Suehring & Janet Valade PHP, MySQL, JavaScript & HTML5 all-in-one for dummies 005.2762 P575s

Food & Drink
Tom Acitelli The audacity of hops: the history of America's craft beer revolution 641.23 A181

Health & Medicine
Temple Grandin & Richard Panek The autistic brain: thinking across the spectrum 616.8588 G753

History
Allen C. Guelzo Gettysburg: the last invasion 973.7349 G925
Andrei Lankov The real North Korea: life & politics in the failed Stalinist utopia 951.93 L28r
Geoffrey Parker Global crisis: war, climate change & catastrophe in the seventeenth century 909 P238
Nathaniel Philbrick Bunker Hill: a city, a siege, a revolution 973.331 P545
John Strausbaugh The Village: 400 years of beats & bohemians, radicals & rogues: a history of Greenwich Village 974.71 S912
Lamar Waldron with Thom Hartmann Ultimate sacrifice: John & Robert Kennedy, the plan for a coup in Cuba & the murder of JFK 973.922 W167

Literature & Writing
Elinor Lipman I can't complain: (all too) personal essays 814 L764

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Tim Gallagher Imperial dreams: tracking the imperial woodpecker through the wild Sierra Madre 598.72 G163i
Michael Largo The big book of beasts: the world's most curious creatures 591.5 L322
Annalee Newitz Scatter, adapt & remember: how humans will survive a mass extinction 576.84 N548
Brian Switek My beloved Brontosaurus: on the road with old bones, new science & our favorite dinosaurs 567.913 S979

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Sir Ken Robinson Out of our minds: learning to be creative 153.35 R658

Social Sciences & Current Events
William Ecenbarger Kids for cash: two judges, thousands of children & a $2.8 million kickback scheme 365.42 E17
Jeffrey J. Selingo College (un)bound: the future of higher education & what it means for students 378 S465
Eric Simons The secret lives of sports fans: the science of sports obsession 306.48 S611
Dan Fagin Toms River: a story of science & salvation 363.72 F155

Sports & Games
Lucas Mann Class A : baseball in the middle of everywhere 796.357 M281
Daniel Naroditsky Mastering complex endgames: practical lessons, critical ideas & plans 794.124 N232

Travel & Geography
Moon Handbooks Canadian Rockies 917.123 M818

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LARGE PRINT
Fiction
Agatha Christie The clocks: a Hercule Poirot mystery

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS
Fiction
Jim Averbeck Except if
Jim Averbeck Oh no, Little Dragon!
Jim Averbeck The market bowl
Judy Blundell A city tossed & broken: the diary of Minnie Bonner
stories by Ann Bonwill ; pictures by Stephen Gammell The Frazzle family finds a way
Karen Cushman The midwife's apprentice
Margarita Engle ; illustrated by Mary Morgan When you wander: a search-and-rescue dog story
Adina Rishe Gewirtz Zebra forest
Cynthia Kadohata Kira-Kira
Linda Sue Park A single shard
Farhana Zia The garden of my Imaan

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AUDIOBOOKS
Nonfiction
Samuel Beckett Murphy 842 B39mc

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DVDs
Comedy
Smoke signals
Travels with my aunt
Wag the dog

Drama
The beach

Nonfiction
Speed chess: superblitz knockout championship qualifying stage 794.157 S742

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CDs
Classical
Sol y sombra
Piano sonata in A, D959

Musicals & Soundtracks
The secret garden: the original Broadway cast album

Posted on Jun. 2, 2013 by Heather Terrell

Staff Picks: Fashion

Whether you love it or despise it, fashion (or anti-fashion, as it were) makes a statement about our values and our mood, both collectively and individually. Take a look at some of the Mechanics’ Institute staff selections for this month and maybe you’ll find that fashion can be a more complex topic of inquiry than you might have thought, with titles such as Fashion and Its Social Agendas: Class, Gender, and Identity in Clothing, and Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution. If you’re already fascinated by textiles, fashion, and its accompanying culture, there’s plenty here to whet your appetite for this visual and tactile subject.

Here are a few of our picks:

Taryn selected Dressed to Rule: Royal and Court Costume from Louis XIV to Elizabeth II by Philip Mansel

Why do you think they called him the Sun King? Not because he dressed in black! Learn how fashion has been influenced over time by the whims, desires, and styles of the royal court.

Sharon's picks reflect her interest in knitting:

Nicky Epstein’s Signature Scarves: Dazzling Designs to Knit by Nicky Epstein

Jewelry with a Hook: Crocheted Fiber Necklaces, Bracelets & More by Terry Taylor

Crochet Noro: 30 Dazzling Designs edited by Joy Aquilino, Michelle Bredeson, and Christina Behnke

Make your own! The best way to showcase your individuality is to put your creative skills to work. Making your own jewelry or accessory, such as a scarf or hat, allows total freedom in selecting your colors and fibers that feel good on your skin. If you are a knitter, try Nicky Epstein’s Signature Scarves as a starting point for ideas. Crochet some jewelry, using Jewelry with a Hook by Terry Taylor. For the sheer fun of color, I recommend Crochet Noro, a delightful collection of accessories using one of the best colored yarns available.

Heather chose Jacqueline Kennedy: the White House Years : Selections from the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum by Hamish Bowles, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and Rachel Lambert Mellon

In this book, the Metropolitan Museum of Art presents images from the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum which exhibit the simplicity of Jackie’s inimitable style. This is a collection of lovely photographs to peruse while daydreaming about your own ideal wardrobe.

As usual, we’ll be adding additional titles in fiction and fashion throughout the month, so check in often at the second floor display!

Posted on May. 31, 2013 by Heather Terrell

New Titles for the Week of May 24

BOOKS

FICTION
Tom Drury Pacific
Anthony Marra A constellation of vital phenomena

Historical Fiction
Alan Fleishman A fine September morning

Multi-Gen Literature
Cat Winters In the shadow of blackbirds

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Mary Higgins Clark Daddy's gone a hunting
John le Carré A delicate truth
John Lescroart The Ophelia cut
John Sandford Silken prey

Short Stories
Unnatural creatures: stories U589

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Emily Anthes Frankenstein's cat: cuddling up to biotech's brave new beasts 616.0273 A627

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Mason Currey Daily rituals: how artists work 700.92 C976

Biography & Genealogy
John Glassie A man of misconceptions: the life of an eccentric in an age of change 92 K586g

Business & Economics
Elizabeth Becker Overbooked: the exploding business of travel & tourism 338.4791 B395
Mark Blyth Austerity: the history of a dangerous idea 336 B661
Nancy Collamer Second-act careers: 50+ ways to profit from your passions during semi-retirement 650.14 C697
Michael Serazio Your ad here: the cool sell of guerrilla marketing 658.8 S482

Chess
Mikhail Botvinnik Botvinnik on the endgame 794.124 B75
Alexander Cvetkov Pawn endings 794.124 C993
Alexander Kotov Play like a grandmaster 794.1 K87p
David Levy, Kevin O'Connell How to play the Sicilian Defense 794.122 L66

Health & Medicine
Claudia Cornwall Catching cancer: the quest for its viral & bacterial causes 616.994 C821
Philip Lieberman The unpredictable species: what makes humans unique 612.82 L716

History
Rick Atkinson The guns at last light: the war in Western Europe, 1944-1945 940.542 A878g
Hilaire Belloc Characters of the Reformation: historical portraits of 23 men & women & their place in the great religious revolution of the 16th century 940.23 B44c
Brendan Simms Europe: the struggle for supremacy, from 1453 to the present 940.2 S592

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Daphne J. Fairbairn Odd couples: extraordinary differences between the sexes in the animal kingdom 591.46 F163
David Rothenberg Bug music: how insects gave us rhythm & noise 595.7159 R84

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Nathan Schneider God in proof: the story of a search, from the ancients to the Internet 212 S358
Michael Trimble Why humans like to cry: tragedy, evolution & the brain 152.4 T831

Politics & Government
Robert G. Kaiser Act of Congress: how America's essential institution works & how it doesn't 328.73 K134
Thomas E. Mann & Norman J. Orenstein It's even worse than it looks: how the American constitutional system collided with the new politics of extremism 320.973 M281
Kevin D. Williamson The end is near & it's going to be awesome: how going broke will leave America richer, happier & more secure 320.973 W729

Social Sciences & Current Events
John-Paul Flintoff How to change the world 303.4 F625
Deborah Hicks The road out: a teacher's odyssey in poor America 371.822 H631
Jaron Lanier Who owns the future? 303.4833 L287w
Michael Levi The power surge: energy, opportunity & the battle for America's future 333.79 L664
Eric Schmidt & Jared Cohen The new digital age: reshaping the future of people, nations & business 303.4833 S349
Patrick Smith Cockpit confidential: everything you need to know about air travel: questions, answers, & reflections 387.7 S642
Scott Smith When someone dies: the practical guide to the logistics of death 306.9 S642

Travel & Geography
Moon handbooks. Michigan's Upper Peninsula 917.74 M818
Moon handbooks. Yosemite 917.9447 M818
Last train to Zona Verde: my ultimate African safari 916.88 T41

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LARGE PRINT
Fiction
Isabel Allende Maya's notebook
Yann Martel Life of Pi

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS
Fiction
Sharon Creech Walk two moons
Walter Dean Myers Darius & Twig

DVDs
Wreck-It Ralph

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AUDIOBOOKS
Fiction
Dan Brown Inferno

Nonfiction
Bart D. Ehrman From Jesus to Constantine: a history of early Christianity 270.1 E339

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DVDs
Musicals
Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Cloud atlas

Posted on May. 26, 2013 by Heather Terrell

New Titles for the Week of May 17

BOOKS

FICTION
Kate Atkinson Life after life
Paulo Coelho Manuscript found in Accra
Elinor Lipman The view from penthouse B
Claire Messud The woman upstairs
David Poyer The whiteness of the whale
Elif Shafak Honor
Jessica Soffer Tomorrow there will be apricots

Historical Fiction
Neil Gordon The company you keep
Ken Kalfus Equilateral

Multi-Gen Literature
C.D. Payne Youth in revolt: the journals of Nick Twisp, volumes I, II, III: Youth in revolt, Youth in bondage, Youth in exile

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Richard Crompton Hour of the Red God
Hallie Ephron There was an old woman
Gregory Gibson The old Turk's load
Charlotte Link The other child
Phillip Margolin Sleight of hand: a novel of suspense
Urban Waite The carrion birds

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Charlaine Harris Dead ever after
Daniel O'Malley The rook
Nathaniel Rich Odds against tomorrow
Freda Warrington Grail of the summer stars

Short Stories
Alexander MacLeod Light lifting: stories

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NONFICTION
Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Crochet one-skein wonders: 101 projects from crocheters around the world 746.43 C9376

Business & Economics
Michelle Bowden How to present: the ultimate guide to presenting your ideas & influencing people using techniques that actually work 658.45 B784
Steven J. Harper The lawyer bubble: a profession in crisis 331.7 H295
Andrea Kay This is how to get your next job: an inside look at what employers really want 650.14 K231
Peter Shankman Nice companies finish first: why cutthroat management is over-- & collaboration is in 658 S528
Carl E. Van Horn Working scared (or not at all): the lost decade, great recession & restoring the shattered American dream 331.1 V256

Chess
Sam Palatnik & Lev Alburt Chess tactics for the tournament player 794.123 P154

Food & Drink
William Davis Wheat belly cookbook: 150 recipes to lose the wheat, lose the weight & find your path back to health 641.563 D265

Health & Medicine
Jane Fonda Prime time 612.68 F67
Walter A. Hunt Kidney disease: a guide for living 616.61 H943
Creek Stewart Build the perfect bug out bag: your 72-hour disaster survival kit 613.69 S849

History
J. Edward Chamberlin Island: how islands transform the world 909.0942 C443
Thomas Dyja The third coast: when Chicago built the American dream 977.311 D996
Simon Esmonde Cleary The Roman West, AD 200-500: an archaeological study 937.06 E76
Stephane Kirkland Paris reborn: Napoléon III, Baron Haussmann & the quest to build a modern city 307.12 K596
Caroline Shenton The day Parliament burned down 942.1 E76

Literature & Writing
Anne Carson Red doc> 811 C321r
Alex Dimitrov Begging for it 811 D582
John Huston The treasure of the Sierra Madre 812 H972
Marcel Proust The collected poems: a dual-language edition with parallel text 841 P968
Will Schutt Westerly 811 S396
David Sedaris Let's explore diabetes with owls 814 S447L
Margaret C. Sullivan The Jane Austen handbook: a sensible yet elegant guide to her world 823 A933sj

Performing Arts & Music
B. Ruby Rich New queer cinema: the director's cut 791.43 R498

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Stephen T. Asma Against fairness 179 A836
Erica Brown Happier endings: a meditation on life & death 128.5 B877
Lawrence R. Samuel Shrink: a cultural history of psychoanalysis in America 150.195 S193

Politics & Government
Vali Nasr The dispensable nation: American foreign policy in retreat 327.73 N26
Victor S. Navasky The art of controversy: political cartoons & their enduring power 320.02 N32

Social Sciences & Current Events
Daniel Brook A history of future cities 307.76 B871
Jacob Darwin Hamblin Arming Mother Nature: the birth of catastrophic environmentalism 363.34 H199

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LARGE PRINT
Fiction
Martin Amis Lionel Asbo: state of England
Joan Didion Blue nights
Jeffrey Eugenides The marriage plot
Dashiell Hammett The Maltese falcon
James Joyce Dubliners
Michael Ondaatje The cat's table

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS
Fiction
Chris Raschka Everyone can learn to ride a bicycle

Nonfiction
Jon Richards & Ed Simkins The natural world 508 R516

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AUDIOBOOKS
Fiction
B.A. Shapiro The art forger

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DVDs
Comedy
The Americanization of Emily

Drama
J. Edgar
Zero dark thirty

Foreign Language
Cast me if you can

Musicals
Les misérables

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Hereafter

Nonfiction
The power of nightmares: the rise of the politics of fear 363.325 P887
Triumph of the will 943.086 T841

Posted on May. 19, 2013 by Heather Terrell

New Titles: May 6-12

BOOKS

FICTION
Cecile David-Weill The suitors
Brian Kimberling Snapper
Patrick McGrath Constance
Elizabeth Strout The burgess boys

Historical Fiction
Edward Rutherfurd Paris: the novel
Christina Schwarz The edge of the earth

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
C. Robert Cargill Dreams & shadows

Short Stories
The Nebula awards
Lavanya Sankaran The red carpet: Bangalore stories

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Gilbert Hernandez Marble season
Michel Rabagliati Paul goes fishing
Michel Rabagliati Paul has a summer job
Michel Rabagliati Paul moves out

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NONFICTION
Biography & Genealogy
Willa Cather The selected letters of Willa Cather 92 C361j
Peter Graham Anne Perry & the murder of the century 364.152 P4621

Computer Science
Dan Cederholm CSS3 for web designers 006.74 C336c
Jeremy Keith HTML5 for web designers 006.74 H873k
Erin Kissane The elements of content strategy 006.7 K618
Ethan Marcotte Responsive web design 006.7 M321
Karen McGrane Content strategy for mobile 006.7 M147
Mike Monteiro Design is a job 006.7 M775
Aarron Walter Designing for emotion 006.7 W231
Luke Wroblewski Mobile first 006.7 W957

Food & Drink
Michael Pollan Cooked: a natural history of transformation 641.5 P771

Health & Medicine
Brian B. Hoffman Adrenaline 616.45 H699
Lloyd I. Sederer The family guide to mental health care 616.89 S447
Rich Snyder What you must know about kidney disease: a practical guide to using conventional & complementary treatments 616.61 S675
Eric Topol The creative destruction of medicine: how the digital revolution will create better health care 610.285 T675

History
Dan Jones The Plantagenets: the warrior kings & queens who made England 942.03 J762
Marjorie Shaffer Pepper: a history of the world's most influential spice 641.3384 S525

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Lance Fortnow The golden ticket: P, NP & the search for the impossible 511.3 F743
William Leach Butterfly people: an American encounter with the beauty of the world 595.78 L434
Callum Roberts The ocean of life: the fate of man & the sea 551.46 R643
Edward O. Wilson Letters to a young scientist 570.92 W747L

Performing Arts & Music
Paul Anka My way: an autobiography 780.92 A611
Timothy Brennan Secular devotion: Afro-Latin music & imperial jazz 781.63 B838
R. Larry Todd Fanny Hensel : the other Mendelssohn 780.92 H526

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Mahzarin R. Banaji & Anthony G. Greenwald Blindspot: hidden biases of good people 155.92 B212
David Cannadine The undivided past: humanity beyond our differences 128 C21
Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth & Karen Dillon How will you measure your life? 158.1 C554
Jeff Chu Does Jesus really love me?: a gay Christian's pilgrimage in search of God in America 261.83 C559
Michael D'Antonio Mortal sins: sex, crime & the era of Catholic scandal 261.83 D194
Bart D. Ehrman Forgery & counterforgery: the use of literary deceit in early Christian polemics 270.1 E33
Stephen R. Haynes The last segregated hour: the Memphis kneel-ins & the campaign for Southern church desegregation 277.68 H424
Nicholas Humphrey Soul dust: the magic of consciousness 126 H92so
Steven Nadler The philosopher, the priest & the painter: a portrait of Descartes 194 D44n
Thomas Nagel Mind & cosmos: why the materialist neo-Darwinian conception of nature is almost certainly false 113 N147

Politics & Government
Noam Chomsky Power systems: conversations on global democratic uprisings & the new challenges to U.S. empire 322.4 C54
Jeremy Scahill Dirty wars: the world is a battlefield 355 S132

Social Sciences & Current Events
Karl Beitel Local protest, global movements: capital, community & state in San Francisco 363.5 B423
Tanner Colby Some of my best friends are Black: the strange story of integration in America 305.896 C686
Guy Debord Society of the spectacle 302 D287
Edward Jay Epstein The annals of unsolved crime 364.152 E64
Caroline Paul Lost cat: a true story of love, desperation & GPS technology 636.8 P32

Sports & Games
The official rules of Major League Baseball 796.357 O328

Travel & Geography
Moses Gates Hidden cities: travels to the secret corners of the world's great metropolises: a memoir of urban exploration 910.9 G259
Andrew Skurka The ultimate hiker's gear guide: tools & techniques to hit the trail 796.51 S629

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS
Fiction
Lemony Snicket ; illustrated by Jon Klassen The dark

Posted on May. 12, 2013 by Heather Terrell

New Titles: April 29 - May 5

BOOKS

FICTION
Jane Gardam Last friends
Rachel Kushner The flamethrowers
Jennie Shortridge Love water memory

Historical Fiction
James Salter All that is
Rose Tremain Merivel: a man of his time

Multi-Gen Literature
Peggy Riley Amity & Sorrow

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Loren D. Estleman Alive! a Valentino mystery
Andrew Gross No way back
Iris Johansen Taking Eve
Philip Kerr A man without breath: a Bernie Gunther novel
Brian McGilloway The nameless dead
Bart Paul Under Tower Peak
Alexander Söderberg The Andalucian friend
Donald Thomas Death on a pale horse: Sherlock Holmes on Her Majesty's secret service
Robert Wilson Capital punishment

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Evie Manieri Blood's pride
Liesel Schwarz A conspiracy of alchemists

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Brian Michael Bendis All-new X-Men: Yesterday's X-Men 741.5 X7
Scott Snyder American vampire: Volume three 741.5 S675a v.3
Daredevil: Volume three 741.5 D217w v.3

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Barb Blair Furniture makeovers: simple techniques for transforming furniture with paint, stains, paper, stencils & more 684 B635

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Elizabeth Armstrong More real: art in the age of truthiness 709.05 A735
Diane Keaton House 720.286 K25
Richard Meyer What was contemporary art? 709.04 M613
Out of character: decoding Chinese calligraphy 745.6 O942
Derek Sayer Prague, capital of the twentieth century: a surrealist history 700.9437 S274
Dickran Tashjian A boatload of madmen: surrealism & the American avant-garde, 1920-1950 709.73 T19

Biography & Genealogy
Maya Angelou Mom & me & mom 92 A584m
Hawa Abdi Keeping hope alive: one woman, 90,000 lives changed 323.092 H389
Julia Sweeney If it's not one thing, it's your mother 362.734 S974

Computer Science
Steve Krug Rocket surgery made easy: the do-it-yourself guide to finding & fixing usability problems 006.7 K942

Food & Drink
Caitlin Freeman Modern art desserts: recipes for cakes, cookies, confections & frozen treats based on iconic works of art 641.86 F855
Jeanne Kelley Salad for dinner: complete meals for all seasons 641.83 K294

Health & Medicine
Letty Cottin Pogrebin How to be a friend to a friend who's sick 610 P746

History
Max Boot Invisible armies: an epic history of guerrilla warfare from ancient times to the present 355.02 B725i
William Dalrymple Return of a king: the battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42 958.1 D151
Sean McMeekin July 1914: countdown to war 940.311 M167j

Literature & Writing
Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm The annotated Brothers Grimm 398.2943 G864a 2012
Postmodern American poetry: a Norton anthology 811.08 P85 2013

Social Sciences & Current Events
Evgeny Morozov To save everything, click here: the folly of technological solutionism 302.23 M871
James Sherwood The perfect gentleman: the pursuit of timeless elegance & style in London 391 S554

Sports & Games
Pete Jordan In the city of bikes: the story of the Amsterdam cyclist 796.6 J824

Travel & Geography
Alastair Sawday's special places to stay: French châteaux & hotels 647.9444 S271
Alastair Sawday's special places to stay: Italy 647.9445 S271

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION
DVDs
Frankenweenie

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AUDIOBOOKS
Fiction
Edward Rutherfurd Paris: the novel

Nonfiction
Michael Pollan Cooked: a natural history of transformation 641.5 P771c

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DVDs
Drama
Coriolanus
Mrs. Parker & the vicious circle

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Our man in Havana

Posted on May. 5, 2013 by Heather Terrell

Staff Picks: American Librarians Pick Their Faves!

In the spirit of staff picks, this month we’ll be offering books chosen by librarians across the nation! The Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction was established in 2012 to recognize the best of the books published in the U.S. during the previous year: the shortlist is pulled from selections made by the library professionals’ magazine Booklist and the Reference and User Services Association’s “Notable Books List”. 

The prize will be awarded in June so, while you’re waiting for the recipient to be announced, read a few of the finalists’ works and decide for yourself who should win the 2013 Carnegie Medal! The staff picks display will include both 2012 and 2013 fiction nominees (the non-fiction nominees will be on display on the 3rd floor), with staff writing recommendations of their favorite books from amongst the honorees.

Here’s the full list of Carnegie Medal fiction nominees in the Mechanics’ Institute Library collection:

2013 nominees

Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon

This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz

The Bartender's Tale by Ivan Doig

Astray by Emma Donoghue

Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan

A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers

The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Canada by Richard Ford

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain

Arcadia by Lauren Groff

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

In One Person by John Irving

The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

The Headmaster's Wager by Vincent Lam

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan

Home by Toni Morrison

Dear Life by Alice Munro

The Cove by Ron Rash

The Lower River by Paul Theroux

The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin

One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathan Tropper

The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Battleborn by Claire Vaye Watkins

 

2012 nominees

The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright (WINNER - 2012 Fiction) 

Lost Memory of Skin by Russell Banks 

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes 

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt 

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

Say Her Name by Francisco Goldman 

Faith by Jennifer Haigh 

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach 

When She Woke by Hillary Jordan 

Chango's Beads and Two-Tone Shoes by William Kennedy

Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante

Light Lifting by Alexander MacLeod

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht

The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje

The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Philips

Swamplandia! by Karen Russell

Luminarium by Alex Shakar

We the Animals by Justin Torres

American Boy by Larry Watson

Posted on Apr. 29, 2013 by Heather Terrell