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New Titles List for the Week of January 14

BOOKS

FICTION
Lyndsay Faye The Paragon Hotel
Sarah Léon Wanderer
Mesha Maren Sugar run
Ethel Rohan The weight of him
Nawal El Saadawi Zeina
David Toscana The enlightened army
Hans Christian Andersen The Ice Virgin

Historical Fiction
Marie Benedict The only woman in the room
Georgette Heyer The grand Sophy

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Ross Macdonald Black money
Ottessa Moshfegh McGlue
James Lee Burke The New Iberia blues
Jayne Ann Krentz Untouchable
Gytha Lodge She lies in wait
Ragnar Jónasson The darkness

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Katherine Arden The winter of the witch
Robert J. Muller The Great Cat of R'a
Robert J. Muller The Two Kites

Short Stories
Alan DeNiro Tyrannia & other renditions
Susie Moloney Things withered

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Simon Singh The code book: the science of secrecy from ancient Egypt to quantum cryptography 652.8 S61c
David Edwards Creating things that matter: the art & science of innovations that last 600 E26c

Biography & Genealogy
Bill Berkson Since when: a memoir in pieces 92 B455
Nick Bunker Young Benjamin Franklin: the birth of ingenuity 92 F831y
Lauren Hilgers Patriot number one: American dreams in Chinatown 920 H549
Jeffrey C. Stewart The new Negro: the life of Alain Locke 92 L8138n
David Dowling Emerson's Protégés: Mentoring & Marketing Transcendentalism's Future 920 D756
James Pope-Hennessy The quest for Queen Mary 92 M3936po

Books, Reading, Publishing, Journalism, Library & Information Science
Linda Greenhouse Just a journalist: on the press, life & the spaces between 070.92 G838

Chess
Tibor Károlyi Play the Dutch! Part 1 794.122 K1963
Tibor Károlyi Play the Dutch! Part 2 794.122 K1963
Sergey Kasparov A cunning chess opening for black: lure your opponent into the Philidor Swamp 794.122 K192c
Josh Waitzkin Josh Waitzkin's attacking chess: aggressive strategies & inside moves from the U.S. Junior Chess Champion 794.12 W136

Computer Science
David Auerbach Bitwise: a life in code 004 A34

Food & Drink
Bee Wilson First bite: how we learn to eat 641.01 W746f

Health & Medicine
Jeremy Brown Influenza: the hundred-year hunt to cure the deadliest disease in history 614.518 B812
Edward Bullmore The inflamed mind: a radical new approach to depression 616.8527 B876

History
Kamel Daoud Chroniques: selected columns, 2010-2016 965 D238
David Frye Walls: a history of civilization in blood & brick 909 F948
Ethan J. Kytle Denmark Vesey's garden: slavery & memory in the cradle of the Confederacy 975.7 K999
Sigrid Rausing Everything is wonderful: memories of a collective farm in Estonia 947.98 R193
Greg Sargent An uncivil war: taking back our democracy in an age of Trumpian disinformation & thunderdome politics 320.973 S731
Edith Sparks Capital intentions: female proprietors in San Francisco, 1850-1920 979.461 S263c
The Los Angeles Times editorial board Our dishonest president 973.933 O71
Dermot Turing X, Y & Z: the real story of how Enigma was broken 940.5486 T846

Home & Family Management
Jordan Shapiro The new childhood: raising kids to thrive in a connected world 649.1 S5292

Languages & Linguistics
K. David Harrison The last speakers: the quest to save the world's most endangered languages 417 H318L

Law
Tough cases: judges tell the stories of some of the hardest decisions they've ever made 347.73 T643

Literature & Writing
Paula Blank Shakesplish: how we read Shakespeare's language 822.3 B611
Allen Ginsberg Iron Curtain journals: January-May 1965 811 G49i
Ken Jennings Planet funny: how comedy took over our culture 809.7 J54p
Nina Schuyler How to write stunning sentences: 100 simple exercises from beloved authors to improve your writing style 808.04 S89h
Patricia Smith Incendiary art 811 S655i
The world-ending fire: the essential Wendell Berry 814 B534w
Charles Krauthammer The point of it all: a lifetime of great loves & endeavors 814.6 K917p

Performing Arts & Music
Joy Press Stealing the show: how women are revolutionizing television 791.45 P926

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Elaine Pagels Why religion?: a personal story 290 P13w
Steven Sloman The knowledge illusion: why we never think alone 153.42 S54
Shashi Tharoor Why I am a Hindu 294.5 T367w
The diamond sūtra & the sūtra of Hui-Neng 294.38 D541

Politics & Government
Kamala Harris The truths we hold: an American journey 328.73 H240
Eli Saslow Rising out of hatred: the awakening of a former white nationalist 320.54 S789
Richard Davenport-Hines Enemies within: communists, the Cambridge spies & the making of modern Britain 327.12 D247e

Reference
Far East 3000 Chinese character dictionary Ref 495.1 Y905
Xinhua dictionary: Chinese-English edition Ref 495.1 S184

Social Sciences & Current Events
Jabari Asim We can't breathe: on black lives, white lies & the art of survival 305.896 A832w
Howard Bryant The heritage: black athletes, a divided America & the politics of patriotism 306.48 B915h
Brad Evans Violence: humans in dark times 303.6 E924v
Paul French City of devils: the two men who ruled the underworld of old Shanghai 364.106 F873c
Jacky Colliss Harvey Red: a history of the redhead 391.5 H262
Gilbert King Beneath a ruthless sun: a true story of violence, race & justice lost & found 364.153 K521
Anastacia Marx de Salcedo Combat-ready kitchen: how the U.S. military shapes the way you eat 363.8 M369
Marion Nestle Unsavory truth: how food companies skew the science of what we eat 363.8 N468u
Rachel Kleinfeld A savage order: how the world's deadliest countries can forge a path to security 363.32 K673
Alexandra Natapoff Punishment without crime: how our massive misdemeanor system traps the innocent & makes America more unequal 364.6 N191
Clarence Taylor Fight the power: African Americans & the long history of police brutality in New York City 363.2 T212

Sports & Games
Peter C. Bjarkman Fidel Castro & baseball: the untold story 796.357 B555
George Howe Colt The game: Harvard, Yale & America in 1968 796.332 C72g
Jackie MacMullan Basketball: a love story 796.3 M229

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CDs
Classical
Richard Rodney Bennett Orchestral works Vol. 2 CD classical Bennett
The virtuoso violin: Paganini, Saint-Saëns, Ysaÿe CD Classical Virtuoso

Jazz & Blues
Ambrose Akinmusire Origami harvest CD Jazz Akinmusire

Musicals & Soundtracks
Thom Yorke Suspiria: music for the Luca Guadagnino film CD Musicals Yorke

Opera
John Adams Doctor Atomic: opera in two acts CD Opera Adams

Posted on Jan. 17, 2019 by Cherilyn Banson