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Heather Abel The optimistic decade
Melissa Broder The pisces
Christopher Buckley The judge hunter
John Connolly He
Genevieve Sly Crane...

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Reference assistance is available to all MI members. Professional librarians provide many levels of research support, from answering research questions, assisting with database searching, and help finding materials that meet member interests. 

Beginning May 9th, our professional librarians will staff the 3rd floor Reference Desk from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. You are welcome to stop by during those times to ask a question in person. You may also call us at 415-393-...

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BOOKS

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Elaine Castillo America is not the heart
Carys Davies West
Nicola Lagioia Ferocity
Patrick Modiano Sundays in August
Audrey Schulman...

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Julian Barnes The only story
Iris Martin Cohen The little clan
Négar Djavadi Disoriental
Rebekah Frumkin The comedown
Steve Israel...

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From the classic black and white suspense of Hitchcock to colorful, modern CGI films like Inside Out, writers love placing their storie...

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Therese Bohman Eventide
Christina Lauren Love & other words
Kopano Matlwa Evening primrose
Alexander McCall Smith The good pilot Peter Woodhouse
Madeline Miller...

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Luke Allnutt We own the sky
Liam Callanan Paris by the book
Damian Dibben Tomorrow
Jonathan Evison Lawn boy
Denis Johnson Ange...

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by John A. Hodgson

Because I am a stalled biographer I have become a voracious reader of biographies. I read and read and read - to learn about the lives of the subjects but mainly to glean writing technique. I want to learn how to present history when the chronology isn't perfect, when the facts don't line up, and when the subject seems to have deliberately obfuscated the part of his life most tantalizing.

One...

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As I interact with members on a daily basis, I often hear how grateful they are for a welcoming library and open stacks where they can browse, find comfortable chairs for reading and space to write or work. They appreciate our blazing fast and secure Internet, helpful staff and access to professional librarians for answers to their research questions.

The Library’s collection of some 160,000 print volumes, DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks, tens of thousands of ebooks, emagazines, ecomics a...

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The Wrecking Crew was an informal name given to a group of Los Angeles based studio musicians who played on countless popular music releases of the 1960s and early 1970s. Although these union musicians stationed at Gold Star Studios had jazz and classical backgrounds, in the hands of Phil Spector, they became the new sound of pop in his “Wall of Sound” playing on popular radio songs by the Crystals, the Ronettes, Ike & Tina Turner, and the Righteous Brothers. Before overdubbing allowed fo...

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