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New Titles for the Week of December 2


Silvina Ocampo The promise

Historical Fiction
Bernard Cornwell Sword of kings
Heather Morris Cilka's journey

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Tom Bradby Secret service
Alan Furst Under occupation
W. C. Ryan A house of ghosts
Max Tomlinson Vanishing in the Haight
David Baldacci A minute to midnight

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Joe Abercrombie A little hatred
Seanan McGuire In an absent dream
Nora Roberts The rise of magicks

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Biography & Genealogy
Alan Gallay Walter Ralegh: architect of empire 92 R163g
John Hardman Marie-Antoinette: the making of a French queen 92 M334h

Business & Economics
Michael R. Adamson A better way to build: a history of the Pankow companies 338.7 A221
Ellen Karsh The only grant-writing book you'll ever need 658.152 K148
Joe Ricketts The harder you work, the luckier you get 332.6 R424
Meir Statman Finance for normal people: how investors & markets behave 332.024 S797
Paul Teutul The ride of a lifetime: doing business the Orange County Choppers way 338.762 T352
Scott H. Young Ultralearning: master hard skills, outsmart the competition & accelerate your career 650.1 Y841
Jodie Adams Kirshner Broke: hardship & resilience in a city of broken promises 336.3 K639

Davorin Kuljasevic Beyond material: ignore the face value of your pieces & discover the importance of time, space & psychology in chess 794.12 K963

Computer Science
Harold Abelson Structure & interpretation of computer programs 005.13 A141
Benjamin Bengfort Applied text analysis with Python: enabling language-aware data products with machine learning 005.1 P99be

Health & Medicine
Aliza Sherman Cannabis & CBD for health & wellness: an essential guide for using nature's medicine to relieve stress, anxiety, chronic pain, inflammation & more 615.78 S551

Malcolm Nance The plot to betray America: how team Trump embraced our enemies, compromised our security & how we can fix it 973.933 N153
Anne Nelson Suzanne's children: a daring rescue in Nazi Paris 940.5318 N331
Gareth Russell The ship of dreams: the sinking of the Titanic & the end of the Edwardian era 910.45 R911

Literature & Writing
Larry Brooks Great stories don't write themselves: criteria-driven strategies for more effective fiction 808.3 B873g
Robert Clark My Victorians: lost in the nineteenth century 818.5 C592
Lydia Davis Essays one 814.54 D290
Lynn Marie Houston (editor) Literary geography: an encyclopedia of real & imagined settings 809.92 L712

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Luke O'Neill Humanology: a scientist's guide to our amazing existence 032.02 O586

Performing Arts & Music
Jonathan Rosenberg Dangerous melodies: classical music in America from the Great War through the Cold War 780.973 R723

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Catherine Wilson How to be an epicurean: the ancient art of living well 187 W691
Karen Armstrong The lost art of Scripture: rescuing the sacred texts 208.2 A73
A.C. Grayling The history of philosophy 109 G783

Politics & Government
Anonymous A warning 320.973 A615

Barbara Weltman J.K. Lasser's 1001 deductions & tax breaks 2020: your complete guide to everything deductibleRef 343.7305 J11

Social Sciences & Current Events
John Barelli Stealing the show: a history of art & crime in six thefts 364.16 B237
John Kasich It's up to us: ten little ways we can bring about big change 303.4 K151
Anthony Kronman The assault on American excellence 378.73 K925
Hallie Lieberman Buzz: a stimulating history of the sex toy 306.77 L621
Carla Marie Manly Aging joyfully: a woman's guide to optimal health, relationships & fulfillment for her 50s & beyond 305.26 M315
Óscar Martínez The Hollywood kid: the violent life & violent death of an MS-13 hitman 364.1066 M386
Azadeh Moaveni Guest house for young widows: among the women of ISIS 363.325 M687
Sara Nović America is immigrants 305.9069 N858
Matthew L. Schuerman Newcomers: gentrification & its discontents 307.76 S79
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Race for profit: how banks & the real estate industry undermined Black homeownership 363.5 T212

Travel & Geography
Nick Neely Alta California: from San Diego to San Francisco, a journey on foot to rediscover the Golden State 917.9404 N293


Maria Popova (editor) A velocity of being: letters to a young reader Child 028.55 V546
Almanac 2020 Child 031.02 N213

Keith Abraham It starts with passion do what you love & love what you do
Alah Adams Thot
Anthony Aguirre Cosmological koans a journey to the heart of physical reality
William Arruda Career distinction stand out by building your brand
Cara Black Murder in Bel-Air
Christine L. Borgman Big data, little data, no data scholarship in the networked world
Ray Bradbury A medicine for melancholy & other stories
Peter Brandvold Stagecoach to purgatory
Leigh Branham The 7 hidden reasons employees leave how to recognize the subtle signs & act before it's too late
Rita Mae Brown Whiskers in the dark
Margaret Brownley Cowboy meets his match
Ben Burgess Love & happiness
Debbie Burns My forever home
Italo Calvino Mr. Palomar
Italo Calvino The nonexistent knight
Bryan Camp Gather the fortunes
Albert Camus The myth of Sisyphus & other essays
Paul Cherry The ultimate sales pro what the best salespeople do differently
Michael J. Clark Mahoney's camaro
Stephen Cummings Strategy builder how to create & communicate more effective strategies
Kate Davies In at the deep end
Aya De Leon Side chick nation
Jennie Dear What does it feel like to die? inspiring new insights into the experience of dying
Jenny Dearborn The data driven leader a powerful approach to delivering measurable business impact through people analytics
Daniel C. Dennett Kinds of minds toward an understanding of consciousness
G.S. Denning Warlock holmes - the sign of the nine
Charlie Donlea Some choose darkness
Nadine Dorries The Ballymara road
Brian Lee Durfee The forgetting moon
Leif Enger Virgil wander
Lance Erlick Emergent
Stephanie S. Faubion The mayo clinic menopause solution a doctor's guide to relieving hot flashes, enjoying better sex, etc.
Christine Feehan Shadow warrior
Agnete Friis The summer of Ellen
Diana Gabaldon Written in my own heart's blood
Ann H. Gabhart The refuge
Ben Galley Chasing graves
W. Michael Gear Pariah
Cathy Gohlke The medallion
Agnes Gomillion The record keeper
Carolyn Haines Game of bones
Sereniti Hall Feenin'
Nigel Hamilton War & peace FDR's final odyssey, D-Day to Yalta, 1943-1945
Mick Herron The marylebone drop
David Hewson Devil's fjord
David Hewson The savage shore
Grace Hitchcock The white city true colors
Susan Hockfield The age of living machines how the convergence of biology & engineering will build the next technology revolution
Ada Hoffmann The outside
Christopher Husberg Fear the stars
Matthew O. Jackson The human network how your social position determines your power, beliefs & behaviors
Rahul Jandial Neurofitness a brain surgeon's secrets to boost performance & unleash creativity
Julie Jason Retire securely insights on money management from an award-winning financial columnist
Sabrina Jeffries Project duchess
Luke Jennings Codename Villanelle
Jani R. Jensen Mayo clinic guide to fertility & conception
Phil M. Jones Exactly how to sell the sales guide for non-sales professionals
Blake Karrington Beard gang chronicles
Karen Lord Unraveling
Peter Martin The dictionary wars the American fight over the English language
Sujata Massey The satapur moonstone
Byron Matthews Sales enablement a master framework to engage, equip & empower a world-class sales force
Val McDermid Blue genes
Val McDermid Booked for murder
Val McDermid Clean break
Val McDermid Crack down
Linda Lael Miller The Yankee widow
Kate Millett Sexual politics
N'Tyse Outlaw mamis
Arve Peder Overland Always on digital brand strategy in a big data world
Richard Powers Galatea 2.2
Amanda Prowse Three-and-a-half heartbeats
Thomas Pynchon Mason & Dixon
Erich Maria Remarque The road back
Lucinda Riley The moon sister
Amy Sandas Cowboy's honor
Joel Scott Arrow's fall
Randall Silvis A long way down
Jill Eileen Smith The heart of a king the loves of Solomon
S.M. Stirling Theater of spies
The best science fiction & fantasy of the year
Jodi Thomas Mistletoe miracles
Liz Tolsma The pink bonnet true colors
Patrick S. Tomlinson Starship repo
Gary S. Topchik The first-time manager's guide to team building
Tracy Townsend The fall
Beth K. Vogt Moments we forget
Natalie Walters Living lies
Adam Waytz The power of human how our shared humanity can help us create a better world
Karen Witemeyer More than words can say
David Young Stasi wolf
Rebecca Zanetti Alpha's promise
Rebecca Zanetti Demon's mercy

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Mir Tamim Ansary The Invention of Yesterday: A 50,000-Year History of Human Culture, Conflict & Connection
Deepak Chopra Metahuman: unleashing your infinite potential
Hillary Rodham Clinton The book of gutsy women
Ta-Nehisi Coates The water dancer
Michael Connelly The night fire
Janet Evanovich Look alive twenty-five
Stanley Fish The first: how to think about hate speech, campus speech, religious speech, fake news, post-truth & Donald Trump
Newt Gingrich Trump Vs. China: facing America's greatest threat
Malcolm Gladwell Talking to strangers: what we should know about the people we don't know
John Grisham The Guardians
Matthew Gutmann Are Men Animals?: How Modern Masculinity Sells Men Short
Joe Hill Full throttle
Ryan Holiday Stillness is the key
Tom Holland Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World
Radhika Jones (editor) Vanity fair's women on women
John le Carré Agent running in the field
Barry Levine All the President's Women: Donald Trump & the Making of a Predator
Charlie Mackesy The boy, the mole, the fox & the horse
Lara Maiklem Mudlark
Alexander McCall Smith To the land of long lost friends
Alicia Menendez The Likeability Trap
Donald L. Miller Vicksburg: Grant's Campaign That Broke the Confederacy
Kyle Mills Lethal agent: a Mitch Rapp novel
Demi Moore Inside out
Heather Morris Cilka's journey
Heather Morris The tattooist of Auschwitz
Nick Neeley Alta California: A Journey on Foot to Rediscover the Golden State
James Patterson The 19th Christmas
Eve Rodsky Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (And More Life to Live)
John Rossant Hop, Skip, Go
John Sandford Bloody genius
Edward Snowden Permanent record
Matt Stoller Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power & Democracy
Sara Wheeler Mud & Stars: Travels in Russia With Pushkin, Tolstoy & Other Geniuses of the Golden Age
Rachel DeLoache Williams My friend Anna: the true story of a fake heiress

Posted on Dec. 9, 2019 by Cherilyn Chang