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Gavin Extence The universe versus Alex Woods
Andrew Sean Greer The impossible lives of Greta Wells
Elin Hilderbrand Beautiful day
Edward Hoagland Children are diamonds: an African apocalypse
Karl Ove Knausgaard My struggle. Book one
Yukio Mishima The temple of the golden pavillion
Gabriel Roth The unknowns
James Salter A sport & a pastime
Lauren Weisberger Revenge wears Prada: the devil returns

Historical Fiction
Henning Mankell A treacherous paradise
Ayana Mathis The twelve tribes of Hattie

Multi-Gen Literature
Jennifer Bradbury A moment comes

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Elizabeth Adler Please don't tell
Pieter Aspe The square of revenge
Tonino Benacquista Malavita
Lauren Beukes The shining girls
Brian Freemantle Red star falling: a thriller
Meg Gardiner The shadow tracer
Timothy Hallinan The fame thief: a Junior Bender mystery
Michael Hiebert Dream with little angels
Iris Johansen Hunting Eve
Mike Lawson House odds: a Joe DeMarco thriller
Lisa Lutz The last word
Ridley Pearson Choke point
William Ryan The Twelfth Department
Frank Smith Night fall: a DCI Neil Paget mystery

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Ofir Touché Gafla The world of the end
Brian Lumley Hero of dreams
Frederic C. Rich Christian nation: novel

Short Stories
McSweeney's 43 M175 no.43 pt.1
Nebula awards showcase: the year's best SF & fantasy N36
There is a country: new fiction from the new nation of South Sudan M175 no.43 pt.2

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Peter Bagge Everybody is stupid except for me & other astute observations: a decade's worth of cartoon reporting for Reason magazine 741.5 B144
The Superior Spider-Man. Vol. 1, My own worst enemy 741.5 S754 v.1
Superman: for tomorrow 741.5 S95
All-new X-Men. Vol. 2, Here to stay 741.5 X7 v.2

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Applied Sciences
Daniel Clery A piece of the sun: the quest for fusion energy 621.484 C633
Gary Paul Nabhan Growing food in a hotter, drier land: lessons from desert farmers on adapting to climate uncertainty 631 N115

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Irving Babbitt The new Laokoon: an essay on the confusion of the arts 701.17 B11
Jane F. Gerhard The Dinner Party: Judy Chicago & the power of popular feminism, 1970-2007 750.92 C53g
Amy Herzog Knit to flatter: the only instructions you'll ever need to knit sweaters that make you look good & feel great! 746.43 H582
Ruby Ray From the edge of the world: California punk, 1977-81 770.92 R267

Biography & Genealogy
Brenda Ralph Lewis Dark history of the kings & queens of England: 1066 to the present day 920 L673
Barbara A. Perry Rose Kennedy: the life & times of a political matriarch 92 K3558p

Business & Economics
Gar Alperovitz What then must we do?: straight talk about the next American revolution 330.973 A45w
Emily Brady Humboldt: life on America's marijuana frontier 331.7 B812
Daniel Isenberg Worthless, impossible & stupid: how contrarian entrepreneurs create & capture extraordinary value 658.4 I78
David C. Robertson Brick by brick: how LEGO rewrote the rules of innovation & conquered the global toy industry 338.768 R649
The Squam Lake report: fixing the financial system 332.1 S773
Tish Squillaro HeadTrash: cleaning out the junk that stands between you & success 658.4 S773
Joe Studwell How Asia works: success & failure in the world's most dynamic region 330.95 S93

Computer Science
Tom White Hadoop: the definitive guide 005.74 A285w

Food & Drink
WeightWatchers 50th anniversary cookbook: 280 delicious recipes for every meal 641.563 W41f

Health & Medicine
Michael Corballis A very short tour of the mind: 21 short walks around the human brain 612.82 C789
Daniel Freeman Stressed sex: uncovering the truth about men, women & mental health 616.89 F855
Nassir Ghaemi On depression: drugs, diagnosis & despair in the modern world 616.8527 G411
Michael Gurian The wonder of aging: a new approach to embracing life after fifty 612.67 G979
James B. LaValle Your blood never lies: how to read a blood test for a longer, healthier life 616.0756 L394
Susan J. Noonan Managing your depression: what you can do to feel better 616.8527 N817
Adrian Raine The anatomy of violence: the biological roots of crime 616.8582 R155

John M. Adams The millionaire & the mummies: Theodore Davis's Gilded Age in the Valley of the Kings 932 A211
James Agee, photographs by Walker Evans Cotton tenants: three families 976.1 A265
Martin Gilbert The righteous: the unsung heroes of the Holocaust 940.5318 G46r
Sheila Miyoshi Jager Brothers at war: the unending conflict in Korea 951.9 J245
Steven Mithen Thirst: water & power in the ancient world 333.91 M68
Michael E. Tolle What killed downtown?: Norristown, Pennsylvania, from Main Street to the malls 974.812 T651

Louis Michael Seidman On constitutional disobedience 342.73 S458

Literature & Writing
The best American short plays 812.8 B56a
Mary Borg Writing your life: a guide to writing autobiographies 808.066 B732
Stephen Burt Belmont: poems 811 B973
Terry Eagleton How to read literature 801 E11h
The FSG book of twentieth-century Italian poetry: an anthology 851.08 F948
Brooks Landon Building great sentences: how to write the kinds of sentences you love to read 808.04 L259
Rebecca Solnit The faraway nearby 814 S688
Christian Wiman My bright abyss: meditation of a modern believer 814 W757

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
The works of Archimedes 510 A673
The best American science writing 500 B56
Paul Bogard The end of night: searching for natural darkness in an age of artificial light 551.566 B674
Brian Fagan The attacking ocean: the past, present & future of rising sea levels 551.458 F15
Salomon Kroonenberg Why hell stinks of sulphur: mythology & geology of the underworld 551.11 K938
John Hanson Mitchell Eden of sorts: the natural history of my feral garden 508.744 M681
Adam Rutherford Creation: how science is reinventing life itself 576.8 R975
Frank Swain How to make a zombie: the real life (and death) science of reanimation & mind control 502 S971
William H. Waller The Milky Way: an insider's guide 523.113 W234

Performing Arts & Music
Glenn Frankel The Searchers: the making of an American legend 791.43 F829
Rick Lenz North of Hollywood 792.092 L575
John Milward Crossroads: how the blues shaped rock 'n' roll (and rock saved the blues) 781.643 M662
Monty Python's flying circus: all the bits 791.45 M81d
Willard A. Palmer Teach yourself to play piano 786.2 P173
David Harland Rousseau Storyboarding essentials: how to translate your story to the screen for film, TV & other media 791.43 R864

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Meg Jay The defining decade: why your twenties matter & how to make the most of them now 155.65 J423
Tom Krattenmaker The evangelicals you don't know: introducing the next generation of Christians 277.3 K899
Steven Pressfield Turning pro: tap your inner power & create your life's work 153.35 P935t
Ken Robinson Finding your element: how to discover your talents & passions & transform your life 153.9 R658f
Elisabeth Roudinesco Philosophy in turbulent times: Canguilhem, Sartre, Foucault, Althusser, Deleuze, Derrida 194 R854

Politics & Government
Ben Judah Fragile empire: how Russia fell in & out of love with Vladimir Putin 947.086 P98j

Social Sciences & Current Events
Choose privacy week: resource guide 323.448 C548
John Hendricks A curious discovery: an entrepreneur's story 384.55 H498
Kathryn Joyce The child catchers: rescue, trafficking & the new gospel of adoption 362.734 J894
Peter Lance Deal with the devil: the FBI's secret thirty-year relationship with a Mafia killer 364.106 S286
Corey Mintz How to host a dinner party 395.3 M667
Shibley Telhami The world through Arab eyes: Arab public opinion & the reshaping of the Middle East 303.38 T271

Sports & Games
Tom Clavin The DiMaggios: three brothers, their passion for baseball, their pursuit of the American dream 796.357 D582

Travel & Geography
Flanders: Northern Belgium 914.931 B81
Palestine 915.694 B81p
Fodor's 25 best Rome 914.56 F65t
Frommer's Edinburgh & the best of Glasgow day by day 914.134 F93
Frommer's Provence & the Riviera 914.49 F93
Tim Parks Italian ways: on & off the rails from Milan to Palermo 914.5 P252
Neil Edward Schlecht Frommer's Buenos Aires day by day 918.211 F93

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Drew Daywalt ; pictures by Oliver Jeffers The day the crayons quit

Michelle Mulder Pedal it!: how bicycles are changing the world 629.227 M954

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Karen Russell Vampires in the lemon grove

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Jonny Bowden The 150 healthiest slow cooker recipes on Earth: the surprising unbiased truth about how to make nutritious & delicious meals that are ready when you are
Pam Durban The tree of forgetfulness

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Action & Adventure
Get the gringo

The twelve chairs

Another country

Foreign Language
Last metro (Le dernier métro)

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Jamie Cullum Twentysomething
Sade Lovers rock
Mary Stallings Don't look back
Mark Whitfield 7th Ave. stroll

Jesús Alemañy Cubanismo!

Posted on Jul. 23, 2013 by Heather Terrell