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New Titles List for the Week of May 14

BOOKS

FICTION
Rumaan Alam That kind of mother
Blanche McCrary Boyd Tomb of the unknown racist
Stephen McCauley My ex-life
Jen Neale Land mammals & sea creatures
Christie Nelson Beautiful illusion, Treasure island, 1939
Michael Ondaatje Warlight
Rahna Reiko Rizzuto Shadow child
Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop The mercy seat

Historical Fiction
Charles Frazier Varina

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Michel Bussi Time is a killer
Andrew Cartmel The vinyl detective: victory disc
Owen Laukkanen Gale force
E.C.R. Lorac Bats in the belfry
David Mark Dead pretty
Stephen Weeks Sins of the Father

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Leo Carew The wolf
Johanna Drucker Downdrift: an eco-fiction
Joe Hart Obscura
Kelly Robson Gods, monsters & the lucky peach
Steve Toutonghi Side life

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Chii The bride was a boy 741.5 C534 comics
Jim Ottaviani Bone sharps, cowboys & thunder lizards: a tale of Edwin Drinker Cope, Othniel Charles Marsh & the gilded age of paleontology 741.5 O893b comics

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Scott Aaronson Quantum computing since Democritus 621.39 A113
Maureen Gilmer The colorful dry garden: over 100 flowers & vibrant plants for drought, desert & dry times 635.952 G487
Simon Winchester The perfectionists: how precision engineers created the modern world 620 W759

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
William Middleton Double vision: the unerring eye of art world avatars Dominique & John de Menil 707.5 M628

Biography & Genealogy
Lillian Faderman Harvey Milk: his lives & death 92 M644f
Robert Hilburn Paul Simon: the life 92 S594
Karl Ove Knausgaard Spring 92 K679
Richard Munson Tesla: inventor of the modern 92 T337

Business & Economics
Condoleezza Rice Political risk: how businesses & organizations can anticipate global insecurity 658.155 R495

Computer Science
Caleb Doxsey Introducing Go: build reliable, scalable programs 005.13 D752
Simon St. Laurent Introducing Elixir: getting started in functional programming 005.13 S862

History
Allen C. Guelzo Reconstruction: a concise history 973.8 G925
Stephen R. Platt Imperial twilight: the opium war & the end of China's last golden age 951.03 P719
Craig L. Symonds World War II at sea: a global history 940.545 S988w

Literature & Writing
Joseph Crespino Atticus Finch: the biography: Harper Lee, her father & the making of an American icon 813.54 C921
Keira Lynn Dodd Into the chaos: a book of poems 811.6 D639
Alberto Manguel Packing my library: an elegy & ten digressions 818.54 M277
Ross Raisin Read this if you want to be a great writer 808.02 R159
Paul Theroux Figures in a landscape: people & places: essays: 2001-2016 814.54 T412

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Alan Burdick Why time flies: a mostly scientific investigation 529 B951
Isobel Charman The zoo: the wild & wonderful tale of the founding of the London Zoo, 1826-1851 590.73 C482
Craig Childs Atlas of a lost world: travels in ice age America 551.7 C537

Performing Arts & Music
Charlie Harmon On the road & off the record with Leonard Bernstein: my years with the exasperating genius 780.92 B53h
Christopher J. Olson 100 greatest cult films 791.43 O524

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
David I. Kertzer The pope who would be king: the exile of Pius IX & the emergence of modern Europe 282.092 K419
Leah Weiss How we work: live your purpose, reclaim your sanity & embrace the daily grind 158.7 W429
Eric Zuesse Christ's ventriloquists: the event that created Christianity 270 Z944

Social Sciences & Current Events
Peter Ackroyd Queer city: gay London from the Romans to the present day 306.76 A182
Howard G. Buffett Our 50-state border crisis: how the Mexican border fuels the drug epidemic across America 363.45 B929
Jim DeFelice West like lightning: the brief, legendary ride of the Pony Express 383.143 D313
Will Doig High-speed empire: Chinese expansion & the future of Southeast Asia 330.959 D657
James Fallows Our towns: a 100,000-mile journey into the heart of America 306.0973 F196
Lara Feigel Free woman: life, liberation & Doris Lessing 305.42 F297
C. Donald Johnson The wealth of a nation: a history of trade politics in America 382 J661
Seamus McGraw A thirsty land: the making of an American water crisis 333.91 M147

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AUDIOBOOKS

Nonfiction
Carrie Fisher The princess diarist CD 791.45 F533

Posted on May. 17, 2018 by Cherilyn Banson