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Will Boast Daphne
Matt Haig How to stop time
Lisa Halliday Asymmetry
Kristin Hannah The great alone
Kristan Higgins Now that...

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In 2020, Michael Tilson Thomas will step down as Musical Director of San Francisco Symphony after 25 years. To pay tribute to the conductor, we’ve created a music CD display on 3A with titles that span “MTT’s” career including his work with London Symphony Orchestra and New World Symphony. MTT is known for championing  20th-century iconoclasts like Charles Ives, Steve Reich, and Morton Feldman. Mechanics’ is home to a large collection of 20th-century classical music, including pieces by...

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Jillian Medoff This could hurt
Douglas Preston City of endless night

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Mick Herron This is what happened
Kem Nunn Chance...

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2017 was a tough year for cooking magazines. First we saw the discontinuation of Vegetarian Times (briefly known as Vegetarian Today), and if that wasn't bad enough it was followed by the folding of Lucky Peach, the wonderful San Francisco based publication. But fortunately we're starting 2018 off right with...

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Jane Hamilton The excellent Lombards
Charles Portis Masters of Atlantis
David Szalay London & the south-east
Aliya Whiteley The beauty
Steve Yarbrough...

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With the welcoming of a new year, we often are motivated by the feeling of a fresh start and set new goals such as exercising more or eating more healthfully. Whether it’s learning to take better care of yourself or read a hundred books this year, our collection has plenty of audio books to help with your New Year’s Resolution. In just a few hours of listening, you can discover how to deal with stress, manage your money and more! Ok, it'll take some follow up effort too but these picks should...

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Naima Coster Halsey Street
Robin MacArthur Heart spring mountain
Lucy Hughes-Hallett Peculiar ground
Ali Smith Winter
Chloe Benjamin...

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Sonali Dev A distant heart
Neel Mukherjee A state of freedom
Julie Murphy Dumplin'
Sam Graham-Felsen Green
William H. Gass O...

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Want to get your year in books off to a great start? Consider a novella – a short novel (or a long story) under 200 pages. While a lot of books these days clock in around a hefty 300-400 pages, in decades past a book under 200 pages was more the rule than the exception. Consider some of the classics – John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome, and Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea can be read in a day. In addition to the classics novellas are having a bit of a renaissance at t...

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