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08/15/2019 - 5:50pm

BOOKS

FICTION
Linda Holmes Evvie Drake starts over
Harry Mulisch The procedure
Richard Russo Chances are...
Gabriele Tergit Käsebier takes Berlin
Neil Bartlett...

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08/14/2019 - 1:10pm

At long last we have our 2018 back volumes of New in Chess Yearbook, plus the 2 that have come out in 2019 so far (vols. 126-131). The Library apologizes for the delay and we are pleased to announce that all volumes will be on the new books table by the week of August 19th. 

Chess players will find of particular interest vol. 129 "Mamedyarov's Surprise," a survey based on Shakhriyar Mamedyarov's use of an old line of the Ruy Lopez in the 5th round of the O...

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08/09/2019 - 4:33pm

BOOKS

FICTION
Jaclyn Moriarty Gravity is the thing
J. Ryan Stradal The lager queen of Minnesota
Lara Williams Supper club

Historical Fiction
Dominic Smith The electric hotel...

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08/02/2019 - 4:37pm

BOOKS

FICTION
G.V. Desani All about H. Hatterr

Historical Fiction
Rebecca Rosenberg Gold digger: the remarkable Baby Doe Tabor

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Laura Lippman Lady in the lake
Chan...

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07/26/2019 - 4:51pm

BOOKS

FICTION
Ingeborg Bachmann Malina
Chandler Baker Whisper network
Madeline ffitch Stay & fight
Adam Foulds Dream sequence
Dorothea Benton Frank...

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07/22/2019 - 11:23am

We need to weed our collection quite aggressively in order to make room for new books. This brings up some questions that only our science fiction and fantasy reading members can answer. We have noticed authors whose books have fallen out of popularity -- earlier titles have lots of circulations (no one tracks the identity of the borrowers, we only know that some person(s) borrowed a given title x number of times) but then interest in those titles drops. We have seen i...

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07/19/2019 - 4:20pm

BOOKS

FICTION
Bethany Chase One night at the lake
Natalia Ginzburg The dry heart
Jean Giono A king alone
Lloyd Jones The cage
William McPherson...

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07/17/2019 - 10:30am

Looking for a New Series or Author to Explore?

Head to our fiction display on the second floor for a selection of “if you like…you might like…” books (end of stacks, near the PA-PR column). For example, if you like Ross Macdonald, you might enjoy reading the works of Raymond Chandler. Can’t get enough of Donna Leon? Check out Iain Pears or Andrea Camilleri. For fans of Phillip Kerr, there’s Collin Cotterill and Pierre Frei to explore. And lastly, if you are an avid Louise Penny reader...

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07/15/2019 - 10:15am

Summer Brings Shakespeare

An audiobook selection of Shakespeare’s plays featuring this season’s Shakesperian activities is on display on the second floor - next to the water cooler. This summer in the Bay Area, you can catch live renditions of Macbeth, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, and As You Like It courtesy of Cal Shakes, Free Shakespeare in the Park, and Silicon Valley Shakespeare. In New York City, Much Ado About Nothing and Coriolanus. An...

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07/10/2019 - 4:15pm

BOOKS

FICTION
Paolo Maurensig A devil comes to town
Rayyan Al-Shawaf When all else fails
Mohammed Hanif Red birds
Mary Miller Biloxi
Robert Musil...

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