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BOOKS

FICTION
Jack Thorne Harry Potter & the cursed child. Parts one & two
Randa Jarrar Him, me, Muhammad Ali
Sabahattin Ali Madonna in a fur coat
Ron Hansen She loves me not
Sonya Chung The loved ones

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Steven Price By gaslight
Clive Cussler Odessa sea
Kjell Eriksson Stone coffin
Sylvie Granotier The Paris lawyer
Mary Higgins Clark The Sleeping Beauty killer
Sharon Bolton A dark & twisted tide

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Jim Butcher The aeronaut's windlass

Short Stories
Karen Brennan Monsters

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Berkeley Breathed Bloom County. Episode XI, A new hope 741.5 B828 comics
Tom Tomorrow Crazy is the new normal 741.5 T661 comics
Simon Hanselmann Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam: & other stories 741.5 H2493m comics
Rihito Takarai Ten count. Volume 1 741.5 T136 comics
Andrew Carl (editor) The lost work of Will Eisner 741.5 S759L comics
G.B. Trudeau Yuge!: 30 years of Doonesbury on Trump 741.5 T866y comics

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
William C. Tweed King sequoia: the tree that inspired a nation, created our national park system & changed the way we think about nature 634.975 T971

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
John Berger Landscapes: John Berger on art 700 B496
Christopher Butler Postmodernism 700.411 B985
Kirsten Grove Simply styling: fresh & easy ways to personalize your home 747.1 G883
Bruce Conner The afternoon interviews 709.2 C752a
The complete letters of Vincent van Gogh: with reproductions of all the drawings in the correspondence 750.92 G61Le
W.M. Hunt The unseen eye: photographs from the unconscious 770 H939
Maggie Fergusson (editor) Treasure palaces: great writers visit great museums 701.1 F354
Bonnie Yochelson Esther Bubley: on assignment 778.9 B917
Paul V. Turner Frank Lloyd Wright & San Francisco 720.92 W94tu
Andrew Blauvelt (editor) Hippie modernism: the struggle for utopia 709.04 B645
Laurie Wilson Louise Nevelson: light & shadow 730.92 N51w
Paul Strand The world on my doorstep 779.092 S897
William L. Fox View finder: Mark Klett, photography & the reinvention of landscape 778.9 F791

Biography & Genealogy
Claire Dunne Carl Jung: wounded healer of the soul: an illustrated biography 92 J948d
Megyn Kelly Settle for more 92 K295
Jeff Hobbs The short & tragic life of Robert Peace: a brilliant young man who left Newark for the Ivy League 92 P355
Julia Baird Victoria the queen: an intimate biography of the woman who ruled an empire 92 V645b
Deborah Jaffe Victoria: a celebration of a queen & her glorious reign 92 V645j

Business & Economics
Bob Avakian The new Communism: the science, the strategy, the leadership for an actual revolution & a radically new society on the road to real emancipation 335.4 A945
Marc Levinson An extraordinary time: the end of the postwar boom & the return of the ordinary economy 330.9 L665
Edward Goldberg The joint ventured nation: why America needs a new foreign policy 337.73 G618

Chess
Viktor Korchnoi My best games 794.15 K84b
Lorin D'Costa Who dares wins!: attacking the King on opposite sides 794.12 D277

Computer Science
Guido Caldarelli Networks: a very short introduction 003 C145
George Plumley Teach yourself visually WordPress 005.3 W924p
Michael Sankey The manual to online public records: the researcher's tool to online resources of public records & public information 025.06 S227
Lisa Sabin-Wilson WordPress for dummies 005.3 W924s

Food & Drink
America's Test Kitchen What good cooks know: 20 years of Test Kitchen expertise in one essential handbook 643.3 A512
Clotilde Dusoulier Chocolate & zucchini: daily adventures in a Parisian kitchen 641.5944 D973
Craig W. Priebe Grilled pizzas & piadinas 641.82 P948
Lucinda Scala Quinn Mad hungry family: 120 essential recipes to feed the whole crew 641.5 S281
Barbara Abdeni Massaad Man'oushé: inside the Lebanese street corner bakery 641.5956 M414
Sylvia Casares The enchilada queen cookbook: enchiladas, fajitas, tamales & more classic recipes from Texas-Mexico border kitchens 641.5972 C335
Marcus Samuelsson The Red Rooster cookbook: the story of food & hustle in Harlem 641.59 S193
Rosie Daykin Butter celebrates!: delicious recipes for special occasions 641.8653 D275

Health & Medicine
Julie Barton Dog medicine: how my dog saved me from myself 615.8515 B293
Ruth Alvarez Find the right CCRC for yourself or a loved one 362.6 A473
Lee Gutkind (editor) Show me all your scars: true stories of living with mental illness 616.89 G984
Laura Holmes Haddad This is cancer: everything you need to know, from the waiting room to the bedroom 362.196 H126
Brad C. Breeding What's the deal with retirement communities? 362.6 B832
David Oshinsky Bellevue: three centuries of medicine & mayhem at America's most storied hospital 362.11 O826

History
David Welky A wretched & precarious situation: in search of the last Arctic frontier 910.91 W446
B. Jack Copeland Colossus: the secrets of Bletchley Park's codebreaking computers 940.54 C719
Frank Dunnigan Growing up in San Francisco's western neighborhoods: boomer memories from Kezar Stadium to Zim's Hamburgers 979.461 D924g
Robert Gerwarth The vanquished: why the First World War failed to end 940.5 G387
Tim Pat Coogan 1916: one hundred years of Irish independence: from the Easter Rising to the present 941.7 C769
Anthony Summers A matter of honor: Pearl Harbor: betrayal, blame & a family's quest for justice 940.542 S955
Ilkka Syvanne A military history of late Rome 284 to 361 937.08 S995
Michael Scott Ancient worlds: a global history of antiquity 930 S425
Chris McNab (editor) Armies of the Napoleonic Wars: an illustrated history 940.27 M169
J.K. Davies Democracy & classical Greece 938 D255
Jonathan Fenby France: a modern history from the Revolution to the war with terror 944 F331
Elaine K. Gazda (editor) Leisure & luxury in the age of Nero: the villas of Oplontis near Pompeii 937.7 G289
Ian Mortimer Millennium: from religion to revolution: how civilization has changed over a thousand years 909 M888
Mary T. Boatwright Peoples of the Roman world 937 B662
Thomas S. Burns Rome & the Barbarians, 100 B.C.-A.D. 400 937 B967
Charles Freeman The Greek achievement: the foundation of the Western world 938 F855
J.R. McNeill The human web: a bird's-eye view of world history 909 M169
Richard Jenkyns (editor) The Legacy of Rome: a new appraisal 940 J53
Charles Bonnet The Nubian pharaohs: Black kings on the Nile 932 B717
Paul A. Rahe The Spartan regime: its character, origins & grand strategy 938 R147
Karen Bassi Traces of the past: classics between history & archaeology 930.1 B321

Home & Family Management
Greg Michaels Mowbiz: the professional landscaper's handbook: everything you need to know to start & run your own landscaping or lawn care business 712.3 M621

Languages & Linguistics
Benjamin K. Bergen What the f: what swearing reveals about our language, our brains & ourselves 401.9 B495
Eleanor Dickey (editor) Colloquial & literary Latin 477 D551
Annie Heminway French demystified 448.2 H488
Ed Swick German demystified 438 S976
Jenny Petrow Spanish conversation demystified 468 P497
Josh Katz Speaking American*: *how y'all, youse & you guys talk: a visual guide 427.973 K197

Literature & Writing
Devorah Major And then we became 811.54 M234
Margaret Parton Laughter on the hill: a San Francisco interlude 818.5 P274
Alexander Pushkin Novels, tales, journeys 891.73 P98n
Carlos Fuentes The great Latin American novel 863 F95g
Regina L. Brooks Writing great books for young adults: everything you need to know, from crafting the idea to getting published 808.068 B873
Mary Kole Writing irresistible kidlit: the ultimate guide to crafting fiction for young adult & middle grade readers 808.068 K812
E.E. Cummings: Collected poems, 1922-1938 811 C97c

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Marcus Baynes-Rock Among the bone eaters: encounters with hyenas in Harar 599.74 B361
Stephon Alexander The jazz of physics: the secret link between music & the structure of the universe 523.1 A374

Performing Arts & Music
Simon Morrison Bolshoi confidential: secrets of the Russian ballet from the rule of the tsars to today 792.8 M878
David Hajdu Love for sale: pop music in America 781.64 H154
Todd Mayfield Traveling soul: the life of Curtis Mayfield 780.92 M468
Jace Clayton Uproot: travels in twenty-first-century music & digital culture 781.64 C622
John Powell Why you love music: from Mozart to Metallica: the emotional power of beautiful sounds 781.1 P882
Marc Myers Anatomy of a song: the oral history of 45 iconic hits that changed rock, R & B & pop 780.92 M996
Peter Ames Carlin Homeward bound: the life of Paul Simon 780.92 S5941

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Julian Baggini Atheism 211.8 B144
George Robinson Essential Torah: a complete guide to the five books of Moses 222.1 R658
Bhante Henepola Gunaratana Mindfulness in plain English 294.34 G975
Adam Gazzaley The distracted mind: ancient brains in a high-tech world 153.7 G291
Georg Rüschemeyer The new book of optical illusions 152.14 R951
Mark Manson The subtle art of not giving a fuck: a counterintuitive approach to living a good life 158.1 M289
Philip Benedict Christ's churches purely reformed: a social history of Calvinism 284.2 B463
The Dead Sea scrolls Bible: the oldest known Bible 221.4 A138
Wayne A. Meeks The origins of Christian morality: the first two centuries 241 M494
Tyndale's Old Testament: being the Pentateuch of 1530, Joshua to 2 Chronicles of 1537 & Jonah 221 T987

Politics & Government
Walter A. McDougall The tragedy of U.S. foreign policy: how America's civil religion betrayed the national interest 327.73 M137
Gregory Hood Waking up from the American dream 320.54 H776
Dennis W. Johnson Democracy for hire: a history of American political consulting 324.09 J661

Social Sciences & Current Events
Captain Paul E. Lobo Crossing the bar: the adventures of a San Francisco Bay bar pilot 387.1 L799
Curt Stager Deep future: the next 100,000 years of life on Earth 363.7 S779
Gregory L. Simon Flame & fortune in the American West: urban development, environmental change & the great Oakland Hills fire 307.12 S594
Rebecca M. Lyles From the errors of others: how to avoid embarrassing mistakes in writing & speaking 302.2 L985
Matt Goulding Grape, olive, pig: deep travels through Spain's food culture 394.12 G698g
Beth Terry Plastic-free: how I kicked the plastic habit & you can too 363.738 T329
José van Dijck The culture of connectivity: a critical history of social media 302.3 D575
Nicholas Booth The thieves of Threadneedle Street: the incredible true story of the American forgers who nearly broke the Bank of England 364.163 B725
Kerry Taylor Vintage fashion & couture: from Poiret to McQueen 391 T238
Thomas L. Friedman Thank you for being late: an optimist's guide to thriving in the age of accelerations 303.483 F911
David Sax The revenge of analog: real things & why they matter 306.3 S272
Leonardo Marques The United States & the transatlantic slave trade to the Americas, 1776-1867 306.362 M357

Travel & Geography
Robin Howie Another 100 Scotsman walks 914.1 H861
Darrin DuFord Breakfast for alligators: quests, showdowns & revelations in the Americas 910.4 D861
Great city maps: [a historical journey through maps, plans & paintings] 912.09 G786
Insight Thailand 915.93 K862
Tom Miller Seeking New York: the stories behind the historic architecture of Manhattan--one building at a time 917.471 M647
Joseph Rosendo (editor) Where to go when: the Americas: North, Central, South America & the Caribbean 917 W557
Katharine Harmon You are here NYC: mapping the soul of the city 912.747 H288

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AUDIOBOOKS

Nonfiction
Jack Kornfield Awakening is real: a guide to the deeper dimensions of the inner journey CD 294.3 K847a
with Ram Dass Conscious aging: on the nature of change & facing death CD 305.26 R169
Ram Dass Experiments in truth CD 204 R169
Jack Kornfield Guided meditation: six essential practices to cultivate love, awareness & wisdom CD 294 K847
Jack Kornfield Guided meditations for self-healing CD 294.3 K847g
Michael Krasny Let there be laughter: a treasury of great Jewish humor & what it all means CD 818 K899
Alan Watts Out of your mind: [essential listening from the Alan Watts Audio Archives] CD 294 W348o
Thich Nhat Hanh The present moment: [a retreat on the practice of mindfulness] CD 294.3 N576
Jack Kornfield The roots of Buddhist psychology CD 294.3 K847r
Michael Krondl The taste of conquest: the rise & fall of the three great cities of spice CD 641.3 K936
James Gleick Time travel: a history CD 530.11 G556
Jack Kornfield Turn toward the beautiful: creativity as a path of liberation CD 294 K847t
Alan Watts You're it!: on hiding, seeking & being found CD 294 W348
Jack Kornfield Buddhism for beginners CD 294.3 K847

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DVDs

Classics
5 fingers
City for conquest
Smash up: the story of a woman
The Rainmaker
Wings

Comedy
Blow dry
Election
Primary colors

Drama
The miracle worker

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Pretty poison
The third man

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Willard

Nonfiction
Peggy Guggenheim: art addict DVD 708 G94
Rigoletto DVD 782.5 V48r

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CDs
Classical
Grażyna Bacewicz Complete string quartets CD Classical Bacewicz
Roberto Carcassés Invitation CD Jazz Carcassés
Tchaikovsky Serenade for strings ; Souvenir de Florence CD Classical Tchaikovsky
Robert Schumann String quartets op. 41, nos. 1, 2 & 3 CD Classical Schumann
Antonio Maria Montanari Violin concertos CD Classical Montanari
Tchaikovsky Violin concertos CD Classical Bell
George Frideric Handel Water music CD Classical Handel

Folk
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder Bluegrass rules! CD Folk Skaggs
Leonard Cohen You want it darker CD Folk Cohen

Jazz & Blues
Aaron Neville Apache CD Jazz Neville
Brad Mehldau Trio Blues & ballads CD Jazz Mehldau
Kim Nalley Blues people CD Jazz Nalley
Guillermo Klein Los guachos V CD Jazz Klein

Musicals & Soundtracks
Richard Rogers Victory at sea CD Musicals/Soundtracks Rodgers

Popular
Bon Iver 22, a million CD Pop Bon Iver
the Beatles Live at the Hollywood Bowl CD Pop Beatles

Posted on Dec. 6, 2016 by Cherilyn Banson