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H.G. Adler The wall
Jo Baker Offcomer
Jean Cocteau Enfants terribles
Jose Saramago Skylight
Anthony Trollope Phineas Finn

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Susan Alexander A quicker blood
Susan Alexander Jealous Mistress
Barbara Cleverly Enter Pale Death
Marjorie Eccles The firebird's feather
Christopher Fowler Bryant & May & the bleeding heart
James W. Hall The big finish
Barbara Hambly Crimson angel
Paulus Hochgatterer The sweetness of life
Bill James Disclosures
Phillip Margolin Woman with a gun
Val McDermid The skeleton road
Jan Merete Weiss A few drops of blood
Michael Wiley Blue Avenue

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Kazuaki Takano Genocide of one: a thriller

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Applied Sciences
Dave Canterbury Bushcraft 101 613.69 C229

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Gwen F. Chanzit From Bauhaus to Aspen: Herbert Bayer & modernist design in America 709.2 B35c
Donna Gustafson & Susan Sidlauskas Striking resemblance: the changing art of portraiture 704.942 G982
Elizabeth Siegel Galleries of friendship & fame: a history of nineteenth-century American photograph albums 779 S571

Biography & Genealogy
Julie Kavanagh The girl who loved camellias: the life & legend of Marie Duplessis 92 D936
Richard Norton Smith On his own terms: a life of Nelson Rockefeller 92 R6826s

Books, Reading, Publishing, Journalism, Library & Information Science
Christie Koontz & Lorri Mon Marketing & social media: a guide for libraries, archives & museums 021.7 K828
Kim Bancroft The Heyday of Malcolm Margolin: the damn good times of a fiercely independent publisher 070.5097 M329
Catherine Sheldrick Ross The pleasures of reading: a booklover's alphabet 028.9 R823p

Business & Economics
Steven B. Achelis Technical analysis from A to Z: covers every trading tool... from the absolute bredth index to zig zag 332.6 A177
Charles W. Calomiris Fragile by design: the political origins of banking crises & scarce credit 332.1 C165
Lawrence A. Cunningham Berkshire beyond Buffett: the enduring value of values 338.8 C973
Adam Tanner What stays in Vegas: the world of personal data--lifeblood of big business--and the end of privacy as we know it 338.761 T166

Jon Edwards Mastering mates: 1,111 one-move mates. Book 1 794.124 E261 Book 1
Jon Edwards Mastering mates : 1,111 two-move, three-move & four-move mates. Book 2 794.124 E261 Book 2
Simon Williams How to crush your chess opponents 794.123 W721

Health & Medicine
Rachel Adams Raising Henry: a memoir of motherhood, disability, & discovery 618.92 A211
Arthur Allen The fantastic laboratory of Dr. Weigl: how two brave scientists battled typhus & sabotaged the Nazis 614.526 A425

Lee Bruno Panorama: tales from San Francisco's 1915 Pan-Pacific International Exposition 907.4794 B898
Dick Couch & William Doyle Navy SEALs: their untold story 359.984 C853n
David Green The Hundred Years War: a people's history 944.025 G795
Peter Hart Fire & movement: the British Expeditionary Force & the campaign of 1914 940.42 H32f
E. R. Hooton Prelude to the first world war: the Balkan wars 1912-1913 949.6 H789
George Green Shackelford Thomas Jefferson's travels in Europe, 1784-1789 92 J45sh
Leo McKinstry Operation Sea Lion: the failed Nazi invasion that turned the tide of the war 940.542 M158
Catriona Pennell A kingdom united: popular responses to the outbreak of the First World War in Britain & Ireland 940.341 P413
Chuck Todd The stranger: Barack Obama in the White House 973.932 T633
Monika Trobits Antebellum & Civil War San Francisco: a western theater for northern & southern politics 979.461 T843
Nicholas Wapshott The sphinx: Franklin Roosevelt, the Isolationists & the road to World War II 940.5311 W252

Home & Family Management
Marie Kondo The life-changing magic of tidying up: the Japanese art of decluttering & organizing 648 K821

Languages & Linguistics
Simoes Osborne Colloquial Portuguese of Brazil: the complete course for beginners 469.7 O814

Literature & Writing
Roger Grenier Palace of books 844 G827
Jeanne Powell My own silence: poems 811 P882m
Jeanne Powell Word dancing: poems, prose & art 811 P882w

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
McGraw-Hill yearbook of science & technology REF 503 M14y 2015

Performing Arts & Music
Rick Bragg Jerry Lee Lewis: his own story 780.92 L674b
Linda Simon The greatest shows on earth: a history of the circus 791.3 S594
Peter Lev Twentieth Century-Fox: the Zanuck-Skouras years, 1935-1965 791.4 T971

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Hugh M. Thomas The secular clergy in England, 1066-1216 274.2 T454

Politics & Government
Eric Lichtblau The Nazis next door: how America became a safe haven for Hitler's men 324.1 L699
Peter Zeihan The accidental superpower: the next generation of American preeminence & the coming global disorder 327.73 Z46

Social Sciences & Current Events
Héctor Tobar Deep down dark: the untold stories of 33 men buried in a Chilean mine & the miracle that set them free 363.11 T628

Travel & Geography
Zena Alkayat London villages: explore the city's best local neighbourhoods 914.21 A415
David St. John Thomas Remote Britain: landscape, people & books 914.1 T454

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Gary Blackwood Curiosity

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Martha Beck Steering by starlight: find your right life no matter what CD 158.1 B393
Shakti Gawain Creative visualization CD 158.1 G284
James W. Loewen Everything you've been taught is wrong: fact, fiction & lies in American history CD 973 L82e

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Darin Bradley Chimpanzee
Douglas Brunt The means
James Lee Burke Wayfaring stranger
Eleanor Catton Luminaries
Anthony Doerr All the light we cannot see
R.J. Ellory Saints of New York
Nuruddin Farah Hiding in plain sight
Elena Ferrante My brilliant friend. Book one, childhood, adolescence
Richard Ford Let me be Frank with you: a Frank Bascombe book
Benjamin Franklin The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Lisa Gardner Fear nothing
Philippa Gregory The king's curse
Martha Grimes Vertigo 42: a Richard Jury mystery
Alice Hoffman The museum of extraordinary things
Laurie R. King The bones of Paris: a novel of suspense
Stephen King Revival
Alice Munro Family furnishings: selected stories, 1995-2014
Fuminori Nakamura Last winter, we parted
Fredrik T. Olsson Chain of events
Arturo Pérez-Reverte The siege
Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child Blue Labyrinth
Ruth Rendell The girl next door
Anne Rice Prince Lestat
Thatcher Robinson Black karma: a White Ginger novel
Will Self Shark
Olen Steinhauer The Cairo affair
Colm Tóibín Nora Webster
Lisa Unger In the blood
Jennifer Weiner All fall down

Maya Angelou I know why the caged bird sings
Adah Bakalinsky Stairway walks in San Francisco: the joy of urban exploring
Best food writing 2014
Michael Blanding The map thief: the gripping story of an esteemed rare-map dealer who made millions stealing priceless maps
Jay A. Block & Michael Betrus Great answers, great questions for your job interview
Robert W. Bowen San Francisco
Daniel James Brown The boys in the boat: nine Americans & their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Bill Bryson One summer: America, 1927
Thurston Clarke JFK's last hundred days: the transformation of a man & the emergence of a great president
Jack Cochran The doctor crisis: how physicians can & must, lead the way to better health care
Blake J. Harris Console wars: Sega, Nintendo & the battle that defined a generation
Laura Hillenbrand Unbroken: a World War II story of survival, resilience & redemption
Dan Jones The Plantagenets: the warrior kings & queens who made England
Dan Jones The Wars of the Roses: the fall of the Plantagenets & the rise of the Tudors
Henry Kissinger World order
Michael Korda Clouds of glory: the life & legend of Robert E. Lee
Norman Lear Even this I get to experience
Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner Think like a freak
Eric Lichtblau The Nazis next door: how America became a safe haven for Hitler's men
Fred Lyon San Francisco: portrait of a city 1940-1960
James M. McPherson Embattled rebel: Jefferson Davis as commander in chief
Randall Munroe What if?: serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions
The Nixon tapes
Steven Pinker The sense of style: the thinking person's guide to writing in the 21st century
Amy Poehler Yes please
Margaret Radcliffe The knowledgeable knitter: understand the inner workings of knitting & make every project a success
Andrew Roberts Napoleon: a life
Eric Schlosser Fast food nation: the dark side of the all-American meal
Ian Senior Invasion 1914: The Schlieffen Plan to the Battle of the Marne
Gail Sheehy Daring: my passages: a memoir
John Stossel Give me a break: how I exposed hucksters, cheats & scam artists & became the scourge of the liberal media
William T. Vollmann Imperial
Sheila Weller The news sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour--and the (ongoing, imperfect, complicated) triumph of women in TV news
Simon Winchester A crack in the edge of the world: America & the great California earthquake of 1906
Simon Winchester The men who united the States: America's explorers, inventors, eccentrics & mavericks & the creation of one nation, indivisible

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Joan Crawford in the 1950s

Six '80s movies

Knock on any door

Foreign Language
Jamoń jamón
The lunchbox

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
The Sherlock holmes collection. Volume three

Media coverage & female athletes DVD 302.23 M489

Posted on Dec. 19, 2014 by Sarah Cruz