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Readers Nook

by
Cherilyn Banson

BOOKS

FICTION
Joey Comeau Malagash
Cristina Garcia Here in Berlin
Simeon Marsalis As lie is to grin
Hye-young Pyun The hole
Susan Rivers The second Mrs. Hockaday
Mary Kay Zuravleff The bowl is already broken
Alice Hoffman The rules of magic

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Tasha Alexander Death in St. Petersburg
Boileau-Narcejac Vertigo
Andrew Cartmel The vinyl detective: written in dead wax
Ron Corbett Ragged Lake
Jason Goodwin The Baklava Club
David Rosenfelt The Twelve dogs of Christmas
C. M. Wendelboe Hunting the Five Point Killer
Paul Finch Strangers
Martin Limón The nine-tailed fox

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Naomi Alderman The power
Dave Duncan Ironfoot
Hillary Monahan The hollow girl
K. Arsenault Rivera The Tiger's Daughter
Elizabeth Bear The stone in the skull

Short Stories
Carmen Maria Machado Her body & other parties Fic Machado
Lisa Morton (editor) Haunted nights: a Horror Writers Association anthology SS H373

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Roz Chast Going into town: a love letter to New York 741.5 C489g comics
Sophie Goldstein House of women 741.5973 G624 comics

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NONFICTION

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Reed Tucker Slugfest: inside the epic fifty-year battle between Marvel & DC 741.53 T891

Biography & Genealogy
Adam Begley The great Nadar: the man behind the camera 92 N128
Art Garfunkel What is it all but luminous: notes from an underground man 92 G234
Emily Nunn The comfort food diaries: my quest for the perfect dish to mend a broken heart 92 N972
Scot D. Ryersson Infinite variety: the life & legend of the Marchesa Casati 92 C337
Ron Chernow Grant 92 G763ch
Francine Klagsbrun Lioness: Golda Meir & the nation of Israel 92 M5147k

Business & Economics
Tim O'Reilly WTF: what's the future & why it's up to us 338.06 O667
Robert I. Sutton The asshole survival guide: how to deal with people who treat you like dirt 650.13 S967

Food & Drink
America's Test Kitchen All time best holiday entertaining 641.568 A512
Justin Spring The gourmands' way: six Americans in Paris & the birth of a new gastronomy 641.5092 S769
Vikram Sunderam Rasika: flavors of India 641.5954 B165

History
Michael Meyer The road to Sleeping Dragon: learning China from the ground up 951.06 M612
Thomas Childers The Third Reich: a history of Nazi Germany 943.086 C536
Serhii Plokhy Lost kingdom: the quest for empire & the making of the Russian nation, from 1470 to the present 947 P729L

Law
Paul Bergman Represent yourself in court: how to prepare & try a winning case 347.05 B499
Ilona Bray Nolo's essential guide to buying your first home 643.12 B827
Denis Clifford Estate planning basics 346.052 C63e
Denis Clifford Plan your estate 346.052 C63p
Amy DelPo Dealing with problem employees: how to manage performance & personality issues in the workplace 658.3 D363
Emily Doskov Nolo's essential guide to divorce 346.0166 D723
Stephen Elias Chapter 13 bankruptcy: keep your property & repay debts over time 346.078 E422e
Stephen Fishman The public domain: find & use free content for your website, book, app, music, video, art & more 346.0482 F537
Lisa Guerin The essential guide to federal employment laws 344.7301 G932
Frederick Hertz Living together: a legal guide for unmarried couples 346.016 W28
Amy Loftsgordon Solve your money troubles: strategies to get out of debt & stay that way 346.077 L58
Amy Loftsgordon The foreclosure survival guide: keep your house or walk away with money in your pocket 346.043 L829
Anthony Mancuso Incorporate your business 346.0662 M269
Mike P. McKeever How to write a business plan 658.15 M154
Fred S. Steingold The employer's legal handbook 344.73 S822
Richard Stim Contracts: the essential business desk reference 346.7302 S858

Literature & Writing
Gillian Beer Alice in space: the sideways Victorian world of Lewis Carroll 823.8 B415
David Biespiel The education of a young poet 811.54 B589
Harold Bloom Cleopatra: I am fire & air 822.33 B655
Robert Hass A little book on form: an exploration into the formal imagination of poetry 809.1 H353
Grady Hendrix Paperbacks from Hell: the twisted history of '70s & '80s horror fiction 809.38 H498
Leslie Jamison (editor) The best American essays 2017 814.8 B56 2017

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Peter Collier A most incomprehensible thing: notes towards a very gentle introduction to the mathematics of relativity 530.11 C699
E.T. Jaynes Probability theory: the logic of science 519.2 J428

Performing Arts & Music
Francis Ford Coppola Live cinema & its techniques 791.43 C785
Edward Gross Slayers & vampires: the complete uncensored, unauthorized oral history of Buffy & Angel 791.45 G878
Barney Hoskyns (editor) Joni: the anthology 782.421 M681h

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Peter Manseau The apparitionists: a tale of phantoms, fraud, photography & the man who captured Lincoln's ghost 133.9 M286
Candida R. Moss Bible nation: the United States of Hobby Lobby 261.7 M913
Garry Wills What the Qurʼan meant & why it matters 297.1 W741
David Wolpe David: the divided heart 222.4 W866
Dennis C. Rasmussen The infidel & the professor: David Hume, Adam Smith & the friendship that shaped modern thought 192 R225

Politics & Government
Chris Gibson Rally point: five tasks to unite the country & revitalize the American dream 320.52 G448

Reference
Washington information directory, 2017-2018 353 W317

Social Sciences & Current Events
Graydon Carter (editor) Vanity fair's schools for scandal: the inside dramas at 16 of America's most elite campuses--plus Oxford! 378.73 V258
Ta-Nehisi Coates We were eight years in power: an American tragedy 305.896 C652
Daniel Mendelsohn An odyssey: a father, a son & an epic 370.92 M537
Loren Rhoads 199 cemeteries to see before you die 363.75 R474
Noliwe Rooks Cutting school: privatization, segregation & the end of public education 379.1 R777
Rachel Sherman Uneasy street: the anxieties of affluence 305.52 S553
Morgan Simon Real impact: the new economics of social change 361.76 S594
Aaron Freundschuh The courtesan & the gigolo: the murders in the Rue Montaigne & the dark side of empire in nineteenth-century Paris 364.152 F889

Travel & Geography
Chris Fitch Atlas of untamed places: an extraordinary journey through our wild world 910.914 F544

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LARGE PRINT
Fiction
Louise Penny Glass houses Large Print Penny

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

DVDs
Aladdin
Cinderella
Dumbo
Toy story 2

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AUDIOBOOKS

Nonfiction
Ta-Nehisi Coates We were eight years in power: an American tragedy CD 305.896 C652
Liza Mundy Code girls: the untold story of the American women code breakers of World War II CD 940.5486 M965

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DVDs
Action & Adventure
Kingdom of heaven
Wonder Woman

Classics
Cleopatra

Comedy
Hairspray
Harold & Kumar go to White Castle
Seven psychopaths

Drama
All eyez on me
American gigolo
Bad boys
Last days
Lord of the flies
Seven years in Tibet
Shine
Snowden
The blue lagoon
The Doors
The great dictator
The man who wasn't there
Woman in Gold

Foreign Language
A man escaped = un condamné à mort s'est échappé, ou, Le vent souffle où il veut DVD French
After the storm = Umi yori mo mada fukaku DVD Japanese
Coup de grace = Der Fangschuss DVD German
Knife in the Water = Nóż w wodzie DVD European
Mouchette DVD French
Pop aye DVD Asian

Musicals
For me & my gal
The Harvey girls

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Hostel
Sleepy Hollow
The Dresden files. The complete first season
The fifth element

Nonfiction
Made in Sheffield: the birth of electronic pop DVD 781.66 W873

BOOKS

FICTION
Joey Comeau Malagash
Cristina Garcia Here in Berlin
Simeon Marsalis As lie is to grin
Hye-young Pyun The hole
Susan Rivers The second Mrs. Hockaday
Mary Kay Zuravleff The bowl is already broken
Alice Hoffman The rules of magic

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Tasha Alexander Death in St. Petersburg
Boileau-Narcejac Vertigo
Andrew Cartmel The vinyl detective: written in dead wax
Ron Corbett ...

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by
Cherilyn Banson

BOOKS

FICTION
Wiley Cash The last ballad
Jennifer Egan Manhattan Beach
Colleen Hoover Without merit
Lucy Ives Impossible views of the world
Yanick Lahens Moonbath
Jon McGregor Reservoir 13
Edward St. Aubyn Dunbar
Ellen Umansky The fortunate ones
Mark Helprin Paris in the present tense

Historical Fiction
Philippa Gregory The last Tudor

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Sarah Bailey The dark lake
M. C. Beaton The witches' tree
George Bellairs The dead shall be raised ; The murder of a quack
Allen Eskens The deep dark descending
Raymond Postgate Verdict of twelve
Lachlan Smith Wolf's revenge
Will Thomas Old scores
Dan Brown Origin
John Lawton Friends & traitors
Peter May Cast iron

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Nnedi Okorafor Akata warrior
Rivers Solomon An unkindness of ghosts
David Wong What the hell did I just read

Short Stories
T. Coraghessan Boyle The relive box & other stories Fic Boyle
John Sandford (editor) The best American mystery stories 2017 SS B563
Meg Wolitzer (editor) Best American short stories 2017 SS B56
Jeffrey Eugenides Fresh complaint Fic Eugenides

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Natasha Allegri Bee & PuppyCat Volume one 741.5 B414 comics
Daniel Clowes Twentieth century eightball 741.5 C648e comics
Steve Ditko Creepy presents Steve Ditko: the definitive collection of Steve Ditko's stories from Creepy & Eerie 741.5 D615c comics
Kazu Kibuishi (editor) Flight Volume three 741.5 F621 comics
Gail Simone Leaving Megalopolis Volume 1 741.5 L439 comics

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NONFICTION

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Julian Cox Spirit into matter: the photographs of Edmund Teske 779.092 C877
Alison Isenberg Designing San Francisco: art, land & urban renewal in the City by the Bay 711.4 I78
Alison Jardine Make great art on your iPad: paint, draw, share 776 J373
Faythe Levine Sign painters 659.1342 L665

Biography & Genealogy
John Chryssavgis Bartholomew: apostle & visionary 92 B287
Jason Fagone The woman who smashed codes: a true story of love, spies & the unlikely heroine who outwitted America's enemies 92 S643
Adam Federman Fasting & feasting: the life of visionary food writer Patience Gray 92 G778
Armistead Maupin Logical family 92 M453
Catherine Hewitt The mistress of Paris: the 19th-century courtesan who built an empire on a secret 92 L118
Lauren Johnson So great a prince: the accession of Henry VIII: 1509 92 H522j

Books, Reading, Publishing, Journalism, Library & Information Science
Roy J. Harris, Jr. Pulitzer's gold: a century of public service journalism 071.3 H313

Business & Economics
Scott Galloway The four: the hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook & Google 658.834 G174

Computer Science
Geoffrey C. Bowker Sorting things out: classification & its consequences 001.01 B786

Food & Drink
Martha Stewart's slow cooker: 110 recipes for flavorful, foolproof dishes (including desserts!), plus test-kitchen tips & strategies 641.588 S849
David Tanis David Tanis market cooking: recipes & revelations ingredient by ingredient 641.5 T164

History
Masha Gessen The future is history: how totalitarianism reclaimed Russia 947.086 G392
Dick Gregory Defining moments in Black history: reading between the lies 973.0496 G822
Geoffrey Hosking Russian history: a very short introduction 947 H826
Tiya Miles The dawn of Detroit: a chronicle of slavery & freedom in the city of the straits 977.434 M643
Bernie Sanders Bernie Sanders guide to political revolution 973.932 S215
Christopher Tyerman How to plan a crusade: religious war in the high middle ages 940.18 T979
Mary Barbier Spies, lies & citizenship: the hunt for Nazi criminals 940.54 B236
James Holland The Allies strike back, 1941-1943 940.5373 H734
Victor Ripp Hell's traces: one murder, two families, thirty-five Holocaust memorials 940.53 R593
Alison Weir Queens of the conquest. Book one: England's medieval queens 942.02 W425

Home & Family Management
Doris Lessing On cats 636.8 L639

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Edward O. Wilson The origins of creativity 153.35 W746

Politics & Government
Charles J. Sykes How the right lost its mind 320.52 S983
Tim Shipman All out war: the full story of how Brexit sank Britain's political class 320.9 S557

Social Sciences & Current Events
Marshall Berman Modernism in the streets: a life & times in essays 306.34 B516
J. Malcolm Garcia Without a country: the untold story of America's deported veterans 362.86 G216
John Hechinger True gentlemen: the broken pledge of America's fraternities 371.85 H447
Michael R. Peevey California goes green: a roadmap to climate leadership 363.73 P375
Iris Waichler Role Reversal: How to Take Care of Yourself & Your Aging Parents 306.874 W138
Joel L. Fleishman Putting wealth to work: philanthropy for today or investing for tomorrow? 361.74 F596
John Merriman Ballad of the anarchist bandits: the crime spree that gripped Belle Époque Paris 364.106 M571
Holly Tucker City of light, city of poison: murder, magic & the first police chief of Paris 363.2 T891

Travel & Geography
Mark Nolting Africa's top wildlife countries: planning your ultimate safari to Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia & Zimbabwe 916.7 N798

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS
Fiction
Candace Fleming Ben Franklin's in my bathroom! Child Fleming

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AUDIOBOOKS
Fiction
Gail Honeyman Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine CD Fic Honeyman

Nonfiction
A. Roger Ekirch American sanctuary: mutiny, martyrdom & national identity in the age of revolution CD 973.4 E367

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DVDs

Nonfiction
Festival: folk mustic at Newport, 1963-1966 DVD 782.421 L616

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CDs

Popular
Arcade Fire Everything now CD Pop Arcade Fire
Goapele Dreamseeker EP CD Pop Goapele

BOOKS

FICTION
Wiley Cash The last ballad
Jennifer Egan Manhattan Beach
Colleen Hoover Without merit
Lucy Ives Impossible views of the world
Yanick Lahens Moonbath
Jon McGregor Reservoir 13
Edward St. Aubyn Dunbar
Ellen Umansky The fortunate ones
Mark Helprin Paris in the present tense

Historical Fiction
Philippa Gregory The last Tudor

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Sarah Bailey The...

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by
Cherilyn Banson

BOOKS

FICTION
Jenny Erpenbeck Go, went, gone
Ruth Hogan The keeper of lost things
Christopher Meades Hanna who fell from the sky

Historical Fiction
James L. Haley The shores of Tripoli

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Archer Mayor Trace
Kate Moretti The blackbird season
Harlan Coben Don't let go
Charles Todd A casualty of war

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Peter Clines Paradox bound
Stephen King Sleeping beauties
Ann Leckie Provenance

Short Stories
James McBride Five-carat soul Fic McBride

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Kazu Kibuishi (editor) Flight Volume one 741.5 F621 comics
Kazu Kibuishi (editor) Flight Volume two 741.5 F621 comics
Kazu Kibuishi (editor) Flight Volume four 741.5 F621 comics
Kazu Kibuishi (editor) Flight Volume five 741.5 F621 comics
Kazu Kibuishi (editor) Flight Volume seven 741.5 F621 comics

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NONFICTION

Books, Reading, Publishing, Journalism, Library & Information Science
Anna-Sophie Springer (editor) Fantasies of the library 027 S769

Business & Economics
Blaire Briody The new wild west: black gold, fracking & life in a North Dakota boomtown 338.2728 B858
Annie McKee How to be happy at work: the power of purpose, hope & friendships 650.1 M154
Ellen K. Pao Reset: my fight for inclusion & lasting change 331.4 P211
Brian Patrick Eha How money got free: Bitcoin & the fight for the future of finance 332.4 E331
Bhu Srinivasan Americana: a 400-year history of American capitalism 330.973 S774
Muhammad Yunus A world of three zeros: the new economics of zero poverty, zero unemployment & zero net carbon emissions 330 Y956

Computer Science
John Ray Sams Teach Yourself iOS 9 application development in 24 hours 005.258 R263

Food & Drink
Georgeanne Brennan My culinary journey: food & fêtes of Provence with recipes 641.5944 B838
Leanne Brown Good & cheap: eat well on $4/day 641.552 B877
The Moosewood Restaurant table: 250 brand-new recipes from the natural foods restaurant that revolutionized eating in America 641.5636 M825

Health & Medicine
Tom Brady The TB12 method: how to achieve a lifetime of sustained peak performance 613.71 B812

History
Paul R. Gregory Women of the Gulag 365.45 G822
Krishan Kumar Visions of empire: how five imperial regimes shaped the world 904 K963
John Prevas Hannibal's oath: the life & wars of Rome's greatest enemy 937.04 P944
Margaret Willes The curious world of Samuel Pepys & John Evelyn 941.06 W713

Law
Barbara A. Radnofsky A citizen's guide to impeachment 342.73 R129

Literature & Writing
Toni Morrison The origin of others 809.93 M878

Performing Arts & Music
Eric Lax Start to finish: Woody Allen & the art of moviemaking 791.43 A425

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
James L Kugel The great shift: encountering God in biblical times 296.3 K959

Politics & Government
Alfred W. McCoy In the shadows of the American century: the rise & decline of US global power 327.73 M131

Social Sciences & Current Events
Alexander Betts Refuge: rethinking refugee policy in a changing world 362.87 B565
Daniel Koretz The testing charade: pretending to make schools better 371.26 K844
Ma'ikwe Ludwig Together resilient: building community in the age of climate disruption 363.735 L948
David Downie A taste of Paris: a history of the Parisian love affair with food 394.12 D751
Brian Fagan Fishing: how the sea fed civilization 338.3727 F151
Robert H. Latiff Future war: preparing for the new global battlefield 355.02 L356

BOOKS

FICTION
Jenny Erpenbeck Go, went, gone
Ruth Hogan The keeper of lost things
Christopher Meades Hanna who fell from the sky

Historical Fiction
James L. Haley The shores of Tripoli

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Archer Mayor Trace
Kate Moretti The blackbird season
Harlan Coben Don't let go
Charles Todd A casualty of war

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Peter Clines Paradox bound
Stephen King Sleeping beauties ...

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Myles Cooper

Films with an intergenerational appeal are what you’ll find on display on the Second Floor in October. Whether you are curious about animated movies that are popular with adults, documentaries that can be watched by children, or feature films that seem to work for everyone, you’ll find them, and be able to check them out, from our Family-Friendly Films DVD and Blu-ray display. Below are our staff’s recommendations.

A favorite of Mechanics’ Library staff, Ratatouille, is recommended by Deb, Chris, Rhonda, and Myles. Here are what the staff have to say:

Deb says “If you can get past the fact that there is a rat chef cooking in a top notch French restaurant, you can enjoy this fun film. You'll be hungry and smiling by the time it ends.”

Chris says “It’s won a lot of awards, appeals to (and is popular with) both kids and adults, has a lot of really subtle, not obnoxious lessons (there's a whole sub-text about washing your hands before you cook or eat). It touches on several family issues - getting along with family members who are different and learning to accept them, what family means, etc. And it's beautifully animated and has great music.”

Kristin recommends:

The Red Balloon: "A simple, nearly wordless tale, of a young boy and his adventures with a stray balloon on the streets of Paris." A must for any family that loves Paris, it was filmed in 1956 and includes great shots in Paris of the past.

Sing: "A bunch of misfit animals band together to help their koala bear friend save his crumbling theater. With a cast made up of punk rock porcupines, singing pigs, and a gangster gorilla, how can you not watch this movie?"

The Secret Life of Pets: "Do you ever wonder what your pet does when you're not home? Watch this movie and you'll be amazed at the adventures that occur behind your back."

Deb recommends:

Moana: "This fun take on folklore in ancient Polynesia as an epic adventure about a spirited teen who sets sail on a daring mission to save her people. Great music and animation."

The Sound of Music: "Our family knows this is my all time favorite movie. The scenery, the music and the story combine for a great movie (based on a true one) that will have you singing the songs long after the movie has ended. It is also sobering in the changes the Nazis brought to Austria."

Taryn recommends:

All Creatures Great and Small: “My six year old, who wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up, is all over James Herriot's tales of life as a rural vet."

Myles says:

Werner Herzog may not be a director that comes to mind when you hear “family-friendly,” but many of his documentaries are just that. In Encounters of at the End of the World, Herzog follows researchers as they brave Earth’s harshest conditions to further science in a film that is as much about the people who visit Antarctica as is it is about nature and wildlife. In Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Herzog and a small crew document the oldest paintings made by humankind, the Chauvet Cave in Northern France in incredible detail. Herzog narrates blending anthropology and his artistic musings expanding the viewer’s understanding of Aurignacian and Gravettian humans.

Have you ever seen the wild parrots near Telegraph Hill and wondered how they got there? One way to learn more about the flock is to follow director Judy Irving as she investigates their caretaker, Mark Bittner, who introduces us to each bird and their personalities. Learn about San Francisco history, the social life of birds, and humans that maintain friendships with urban wildlife in The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill.

Films with an intergenerational appeal are what you’ll find on display on the Second Floor in October. Whether you are curious about animated movies that are popular with adults, documentaries that can be watched by children, or feature films that seem to work for everyone, you’ll find them, and be able to check them out, from our Family-Friendly Films DVD and Blu-ray display. Below are our staff’s recommendations.

A favorite of Mechanics’ Library staff, Ratatouille, is recommended by Deb, Chris, Rhonda, and Myles. Here are what the staff have to say:

Deb says “If you can get past the fact that there is a rat chef cooking in a top notch French restaurant, you can enjoy this fun film. You'll be hungry and smiling by the time it ends.”

Chris says “It’s won a lot of awards, appeals to (and is popular with) both kids and adults, has a lot of really subtle, not obnoxious lessons (there's a whole sub-text about washing your hands before you cook or eat). It touches on several family issues - getting along with...

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Kristin McCarthy

Have you ever considered writing your memoirs but don’t how to do so? If so, you must check out the Staff Picks Display in the second floor library. There you will find many books on where to begin and how to craft your memoir. Keep in mind that memoir writing will stir up a lot of emotions and one minute you’ll be laughing and the next you’ll be crying as you relive certain memories. In a way, writing a memoir is like having a second chance at life. It’s a way of reliving the past – but this time around you know the ending. To help inspire you with your writing, fictional memoirs, graphic novels, and biographies are included in the display. Many more biographies can be found in section 92 on floor 2A of the library.

 

For those who want to write, Taryn recommends:

Naked, Drunk and Writing by Adair Lara

You may remember Adair Lara from her days as SF Chronicle columnist - she's still hilarious and teaching a class in October on the art of memoir.

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up by Lee Gutkind

Lee Gutkind is a god of creative non-fiction from essays to memoir.

Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy by Dinty W. Moore

Funny and waggish writing advice from a guy (not) named for beef stew.

Handling the Truth: on the writing of memoir by Beth Kephart

The book to read before you start writing.

 

For those who want to be inspired by another’s memoir, Myles recommends:

Louie, take a look at this! : my time with Huell Howser by Luis Fuerte as told to David Duron
An account of the long running California's Gold television program on California Public Broadcasting from the perspective of the camera operator, Luis Fuerte. I was a fan of the show, but I especially like this book because my grandfather was also camera operator, who worked on CBS shows like Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, and The Young and the Restless. It is interesting to read what one has to say who was not the center of attention but was there for every moment. A must read for every California's Gold fan.

 

For memoirs in graphic novel format, Erik recommends:

Flying Couch by Amy Kurzweil

Calling Dr. Laura by Nicole J. Georges

 

For fictional memoirs, Kristin recommends:

Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada

Three generations of Polar bears share their story of growing up in East Germany during the cold war. Quirky literature at its best.

 

And finally, for those who keep diaries, Kristin recommends:

Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) by David Sedaris

Forty years of secrets, gossip, and soap opera plots are recorded in David Sedaris’ diary. His wish is for the reader to read the entries at random, not cover to cover.  It will be much more enjoyable that way. And he’s right, flip though the pages and read what catches your eye and you will not be disappointed.

 

 

 

Have you ever considered writing your memoirs but don’t how to do so? If so, you must check out the Staff Picks Display in the second floor library. There you will find many books on where to begin and how to craft your memoir. Keep in mind that memoir writing will stir up a lot of emotions and one minute you’ll be laughing and the next you’ll be crying as you relive certain memories. In a way, writing a memoir is like having a second chance at life. It’s a way of reliving the past – but this time around you know the ending. To help inspire you with your writing, fictional memoirs, graphic novels, and biographies are included in the display. Many more biographies can be found in section 92 on floor 2A of the library.

 

For those who want to write, Taryn recommends:

Naked, Drunk and Writing by Adair Lara

You may remember Adair Lara from her days as SF Chronicle columnist - she's still hilarious and teaching a class in October on the art of...

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Sou Phetsomphou

You don’t have to like Halloween to enjoy this selection of audiobooks with a supernatural twist. There were no scarcity of spooky stories to choose from this time around as Mechanics’ Institute members are avid readers of mysteries, thrillers and the like.

Wicked by Gregory Maguire (CD Fic Maguire)

Whatever happened to Dorothy’s arch nemesis, the Wicked Witch of the West? Wicked is about a land where animals talk, the Tin Man is a victim of domestic violence and a little green skinned Elphaba who grows up to become the infamous witch.

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury (CD Fic Bradbury)

This masterpiece of fiction weaves together dreams and nightmares, childhood memories and fantasies to create a magical tale about two boys, best friends Will Halloway and Jim Nightshade, who come upon evil secrets.

The Book of the Dead by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (CD Fic Preston)

An FBI agent wrongly imprisoned; his gifted but mad brother about to commit a crime; a young woman on the edge of a breakdown; an ancient Egyptian tomb with a mysterious curse about to be revealed at a New York gala. A Aloysius Pendergast series book.

Stationary Bike by Stephen King (CD Fic King)

A ordinary household object seems to have otherworldly powers for Richard Sifkitz in this thrilling Stephen King  tale.

Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie (CD Fic Christie)

When a 13 year old boasts that she witnessed a murder at a Halloween party, it falls to Hercule Poirot to unmask a murderer in Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery.

 

 

Need something to listen to now? Download e-audiobook and start listening immediately!:

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

The first in the popular Southern Vampire Mysteries and Sookie Stackhouse series and the basis for the HBO show True Blood

Tales of terror by Edgar Allan Poe

With The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cast of Amontillado and more.

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

A story of time travel and romance; recently made into a hit TV series.

 

Other audiobooks to check out:

Saint Odd by Dean Koontz (CD Fic Koontz)

The Magician King by Lev Grossman (CD Fic Grossman)

Cell by Stephen King (CD Fic King)

11/22/63 by Stephen King (CD Fic King)

Revival by Stephen King (CD Fic King)

Selected Shorts. Poe! By Edgar Allan Poe (CD Fic Poe)

The Golem of Hollywood by Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman (CD Fic Kellerman)

You don’t have to like Halloween to enjoy this selection of audiobooks with a supernatural twist. There were no scarcity of spooky stories to choose from this time around as Mechanics’ Institute members are avid readers of mysteries, thrillers and the like.

Wicked by Gregory Maguire (CD Fic Maguire)

Whatever happened to Dorothy’s arch nemesis, the Wicked Witch of the West? Wicked is about a land where animals talk, the Tin Man is a victim of domestic violence and a little green skinned Elphaba who grows up to become the infamous witch.

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury (CD Fic Bradbury)

This masterpiece of fiction weaves together dreams and nightmares, childhood memories and fantasies to create a magical tale about two boys, best friends Will Halloway and Jim Nightshade, who come upon evil secrets.

The Book of the Dead by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (CD Fic Preston)

An FBI agent wrongly imprisoned; his gifted but mad...

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BOOKS

FICTION
Victor Bridges Trouble on the Thames
Frédéric Dard The wicked go to hell
Alice McDermott The ninth hour
Rudi Raab Stumbling stone
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton A kind of freedom
Randi M. Sherman The lobby
Timothy Williams The second day of the renaissance
Janet Peery The exact nature of our wrongs

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Jussi Adler-Olsen The scarred woman
Martin Edwards The Dungeon House
Jessica Estevao Whispers of warning
Herbert Gold When a psychopath falls in love
Sophie Hannah Keep Her Safe
Mick Herron Spook street
Brian McGilloway Bad blood
Annalee Newitz Autonomous
David Rosenfelt Collared
Jonathan Skariton Séance Infernale
Nelson DeMille The Cuban affair
Anne Perry An echo of murder

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Malka Older Null states
Daniel Jose Older Shadowhouse fall

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Gabrielle Bell Lucky 741.5 B433L comics
Hervé Bouchard Harvey: how I became invisible 741.5 B752 comics
Fred Chao Johnny Hiro Vol. 1: half Asian, all hero 741.5 C461 comics
Jonathan Hennessey Alexander Hamilton: the graphic history of an American founding father 92 H217 comics
Faith Erin Hicks The adventures of Superhero Girl 741.5 H631 comics
I saw you: comics inspired by real life missed connections 741.5 W499I comics
Matt Kindt Pistolwhip: Kōkyōi = the Yellow Menace 741.5 K519 comics
Matt Kindt Pistolwhip 741.5 K519 comics
Fabien Nury The death of Stalin 741.5 N974 comics
John Porcellino Perfect example 741.5 P833p comics
Julia Wertz The infinite wait & other stories 741.5 W499 comics
Kate T. Williamson At a crossroads: between a rock & my parents' place 811.6 W729 comics
Connor Willumsen Anti-Gone 741.5 W742 comics

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NONFICTION

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Martha M. Evans Claude Raguet Hirst: transforming the American still life 759.13 H669
Prisoners' objects: the collection of the International Red Cross & Red Crescent Museum 709 P959

Biography & Genealogy
Beth Ditto Coal to diamonds: a memoir 92 D617
Bella Pollen Meet me in the in-between 92 P773
George Weigel Lessons in hope: my unexpected life with St. John Paul II 92 J6544we
Jimmy McDonough Soul survivor: a biography of Al Green 92 G795
Chris McNickle Bloomberg: a billionaire's ambition 92 B655

Business & Economics
Stephen J. Harvill 21 secrets of million-dollar sellers: America's top earners reveal the keys to sales success 658.85 H342

Health & Medicine
Beverly A. Potter Cannabis for seniors 615.323 P866

History
Madeleine Blais To the New Owners: A Martha's Vineyard Memoir 974.4 B635
Don Brown The last fighter pilot: the true story of the final combat mission of World War II 940.54 B877
William Dalrymple Koh-i-noor: the history of the world's most infamous diamond 954 D151
Amy Knight Orders to kill: the Putin regime & political murder 947.086 K692
Gerda Lerner Why history matters: life & thought 901 L616
William Drozdiak Fractured continent: Europe's crises & the fate of the West 940.56 D793
Michael Korda Alone: Britain, Churchill & Dunkirk: defeat into victory 940.542 K842
Bill O'Reilly Killing England: the brutal struggle for American independence 973.3 O667
Tom Shachtman How the French saved America: soldiers, sailors, diplomats, Louis XVI & the success of a Revolution 973.3 S524

Literature & Writing
Michael Rosen The disappearance of Émile Zola: a story of love, literature & the Dreyfus case 843.8 R813
Bruce Handy Wild things: the joy of reading children's literature as an adult 809.89 H236

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
David George Haskell The songs of trees: stories from nature's great connectors 577.3 H349s
Kate Marianchild Secrets of the oak woodlands: plants & animals among California's oaks 577.3 M333
J. Scott Turner Purpose & desire: what makes something "alive" & why modern Darwinism has failed to explain it 570.1 T944

Performing Arts & Music
Jim Shepard The tunnel at the end of the light: essays on movies & politics 791.43 S547
John Capouya Florida soul: from Ray Charles to KC & the Sunshine Band 781.644 C246

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Philip Jenkins Crucible of faith: the ancient revolution that made our modern religious world 200.9 J521
Tali Sharot The influential mind: what the brain reveals about our power to change others 158.2 S531

Politics & Government
Kevin Peraino A force so swift: Mao, Truman & the birth of modern China, 1949 327.73 P426
Katy Tur Unbelievable: my front-row seat to the craziest campaign in American history 324.973 T929

Reference
Guide to literary agents 2018 070.52 G946
Rachel Randall (editor) Novel & short story writer's market 2018 808.02 N937

Social Sciences & Current Events
Jessica Bruder Nomadland: surviving America in the twenty-first century 331.398 B888
Lenora Chu Little soldiers: an American boy, a Chinese school & the global race to achieve 370.951 C559
Eli J. Finkel The all-or-nothing marriage: how the best marriages work 306.81 F499
David Friend The naughty nineties: the triumph of the American libido 306.7 F911
Finbarr Livesey From global to local: the making of things & the end of globalization 337 L785
Todd Miller Storming the wall: climate change, migration & homeland security 304.873 M647
Lorraine Monroe Nothing's impossible: leadership lessons from inside & outside the classroom 373.747 M753
Leonard Sax Boys adrift: the five factors driving the growing epidemic of unmotivated boys & underachieving young men 371.823 S272
David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye Russian orientalism: Asia in the Russian mind from Peter the Great to the emigration 303.482 S335
Cathy N. Davidson The new education: how to revolutionize the university to prepare students for a world in flux 378 D252
David Grinspoon Earth in human hands: shaping our planet's future 304.2 G868
David Osborne Reinventing America's schools: creating a 21st century education system 371.01 O814

Sports & Games
Moira C. Harris Riding 798.2 D626

Travel & Geography
Fodor's Pacific Northwest: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver & the best of Oregon & Washington 917.95 F653

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LARGE PRINT
Fiction
Gail Honeyman Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine Large Print Honeyman
David Lagercrantz The girl who takes an eye for an eye Large Print Lagercrantz
John Le Carré A legacy of spies Large Print Le Carré
Arundhati Roy The ministry of utmost happiness Large Print Roy
Amor Towles A gentleman in Moscow Large Print Towles

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS
Fiction
Patricia McCormick Sergeant Reckless: the true story of the little horse who became a hero Child McCormick

Nonfiction
Jacqueline Briggs Martin Alice Waters & the trip to delicious Child 641.302 M379

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AUDIOBOOKS
Fiction
John le Carré A legacy of spies CD Fic Le Carré

Nonfiction
John T. Edge The potlikker papers: a food history of the modern South CD 641.5975 E232
Sheryl Sandberg Option B: facing adversity, building resilience & finding joy CD 155.93 S213

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EAUDIOBOOKs
Jim Black River season

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EBOOKs
Catherine Coulter Enigma
Clive Cussler The Romanov ransom: a Sam & Remi Fargo adventure
Nelson DeMille The Cuban affair
Ken Follett A column of fire
Simon R. Green Death shall come
Sophie Hannah Keep Her Safe
Judith A. Jance Proof of life
Stephen King Sleeping beauties
John le Carré A legacy of spies
Alice McDermott The ninth hour
Anne Perry An echo of murder

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CDs

Popular
the Moody Blues On the threshold of a dream CD Pop Moody Blues
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Anthology: through the years CD Pop Petty
the Clash London calling CD Pop Clash
the Doors L.A. woman CD Pop Doors
the Doors Morrison Hotel CD Pop Doors
the Doors Strange days CD Pop Doors
the Doors The Doors CD Pop Doors
the Doors The soft parade CD Pop Doors
the Doors Waiting for the sun CD Pop Doors
the Smiths Singles CD Pop Smiths
the Smiths The Queen is dead CD Pop Smith
Elton John Elton John's greatest hits, volume II CD Pop John

BOOKS

FICTION
Victor Bridges Trouble on the Thames
Frédéric Dard The wicked go to hell
Alice McDermott The ninth hour
Rudi Raab Stumbling stone
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton A kind of freedom
Randi M. Sherman The lobby
Timothy Williams The second day of the renaissance
Janet Peery The exact nature of our wrongs

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Jussi Adler-Olsen The scarred woman
Martin Edwards The Dungeon House
Jessica Estevao...

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FICTION
Rodrigo Hasbún Affections
Gabriel Tallent My absolute darling
Jesmyn Ward Sing, unburied, sing
Nicole Krauss Forest dark
Mike McCormack Solar bones
Celeste Ng Little fires everywhere

Historical Fiction
Chantel Acevedo The living infinite
Sharyn McCrumb The unquiet grave
Ken Follett A column of fire

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Steve Goble The bloody black flag
Cate Holahan Lies she told
Catriona McPherson House. tree. person
Clive Cussler The Romanov ransom
David Lagercrantz The girl who takes an eye for an eye

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Deji Bryce Olukotun After the flare
Brad Abraham Magicians impossible
Sage Walker The man in the tree

Short Stories
Akhil Sharma A life of adventure & delight Fic Sharma

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
David L. Carlson The hunting accident: a true story of crime & poetry 741.5 C284 comics
Daniel Clowes Like a velvet glove cast in iron 741.5 C648L comics
Brigitte Findakly Poppies of Iraq 741.5 F494 comics

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NONFICTION

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Jodi Hauptman Degas: a strange new beauty 750.92 D31h

Biography & Genealogy
Kathryn Sermak Miss D & me: life with the invincible Bette Davis 92 D261
Brad S. Gregory Rebel in the ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation & the conflicts that continue to shape our world 92 L973gr
Fred Hersch Good things happen slowly: a life in & out of jazz 92 H571
Dylan Jones David Bowie: a life 92 B786

Books, Reading, Publishing, Journalism, Library & Information Science
Sally Gardner Reed The good, the great & the unfriendly: a librarian's guide to working with friends groups 021.7 R323

Business & Economics
Kimming Yap Are you brand dead ?: the Creativeans Brandbuilder approach to building your brand: with illustrations, case studies, tips & exercises! 658.57 Y25
Jim Stengel Unleashing the innovators: how mature companies find new life with startups 658.042 S825

Food & Drink
Emma Christensen Modern cider: simple recipes to make your own ciders, perries, cysers, shrubs, fruit wines, vinegars, & more 663 C554
Tieghan Gerard The half baked harvest cookbook: recipes from my barn in the mountains 641.5978 G356
Olivia Rathbone The Occidental Arts & Ecology Center cookbook: fresh-from-the-garden recipes for gatherings large & small 641.3 R234
Maryn McKenna Big chicken: the incredible story of how antibiotics created modern agriculture & changed the way the world eats 636.5 M155

Health & Medicine
Kelly Starrett Becoming a supple leopard: the ultimate guide to resolving pain, preventing injury & optimizing athletic performance 613.71 S796

History
Peter Guardino The dead march: a history of the Mexican-American War 973.62 G914
Sheldon M. Stern The Cuban Missile Crisis in American memory: myths versus reality 972.91 S839
Bettany Hughes Istanbul: a tale of three cities 949.618 H893
Jonathan Israel The expanding blaze: how the American Revolution ignited the world, 1775-1848 973.3 I854
Herman Portocarero Havana without makeup: inside the soul of the city 972.912 P853
Odd Arne Westad The cold war: a world history 909.825 W522
Richard White The republic for which it stands: the United States during Reconstruction & the Gilded Age, 1865-1896 973.8 W582
Peter Whitewood The Red Army & the Great Terror: Stalin's purge of the Soviet military 355 W594

Literature & Writing
Diana Raab Writing for bliss: a seven-step plan for telling your story & transforming your life 808.06 R111

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Neil deGrasse Tyson Astrophysics for people in a hurry 523.01 T994
Ian Stewart Significant figures: the lives & work of great mathematicians 510.92 S849

Performing Arts & Music
Richard Sandomir The pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper & the making of a classic 791.43 S218

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Charlotte Joko Beck Nothing special: living Zen 294.3 B393n

Politics & Government
Hillary Rodham Clinton What happened 324.973 C641
Richard McGregor Asia's reckoning: China, Japan & the fate of U.S. power in the Pacific century 327.73 M147
Meghan L. O'Sullivan Windfall: how the new energy abundance upends global politics & strengthens America's power 327 O858

Reference
The old farmer's almanac: calculated on a new & improved plan for the year of our Lord 2018 031.02 O447

Social Sciences & Current Events
Franklin Foer World without mind: the existential threat of big tech 303.483 F654
David Alan Richards Skulls & keys: the hidden history of Yale's secret societies 366 R514

Travel & Geography
Linda Mullally Coastal trails of Northern California: including best dog friendly beaches 917.94 F181

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LARGE PRINT
Fiction
Celeste Ng Little fires everywhere Large Print Ng
Tom Perrotta Mrs. Fletcher Large Print Perrotta

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MAGAZINES
The point

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AUDIOBOOKS
Fiction
Louise Penny Glass houses CD Fic Penny

Nonfiction
Hillary Rodham Clinton What happened CD 324.973 C641
Alice Waters Coming to my senses: the making of a counterculture cook CD 92 W329

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EBOOKS
Kurt Andersen Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History
Pete Ayrton (editor) Revolution!: writings from Russia, 1917
Leslie Bennett The beautiful edible garden: design a stylish outdoor space using vegetables, fruits & herbs
Hillary Rodham Clinton What happened
E.J. Dionne, Jr. One nation after Trump: a guide for the perplexed, the disillusioned, the desperate & the not-yet deported
William Drozdiak Fractured continent: Europe's crises & the fate of the West
Al Franken Al Franken, giant of the Senate
John Freeman (editor) Tales of two Americas: stories of inequality in a divided nation
David Gardner The Motley Fool investment guide: how the fool beats Wall Street's wise men & how you can too
Joshua Green Devil's bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump & the storming of the presidency
Brad S. Gregory Rebel in the ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation & the conflicts that continue to shape our world
Dick Gregory Defining moments in Black history: reading between the lies
Rav Ivker Cannabis for chronic pain: a proven prescription for using marijuana to relieve your pain & heal your life
Jon Kukla Patrick Henry: champion of liberty
Mark R. Levin Rediscovering Americanism: & the tyranny of progressivism
Richard McGregor Asia's reckoning: China, Japan & the fate of U.S. power in the Pacific century
Desmond Morton A short history of Canada
Meghan L. O'Sullivan Windfall: how the new energy abundance upends global politics & strengthens America's power
Rock Positano Dinner with DiMaggio: memories of an American hero
Gareth Russell Young & damned & fair: the life of Catherine Howard, fifth wife of King Henry VIII
Peter Sander Negotiating 101
Robert Service The last of the tsars: Nicholas II & the Russian Revolution
Tom Shachtman How the French saved America: soldiers, sailors, diplomats, Louis XVI & the success of a Revolution
Natasha Trethewey (editor) The best American poetry 2017
Neil deGrasse Tyson Astrophysics for people in a hurry
Robert Wright Why Buddhism is true

BOOKS

FICTION
Rodrigo Hasbún Affections
Gabriel Tallent My absolute darling
Jesmyn Ward Sing, unburied, sing
Nicole Krauss Forest dark
Mike McCormack Solar bones
Celeste Ng Little fires everywhere

Historical Fiction
Chantel Acevedo The living infinite
Sharyn McCrumb The unquiet grave
Ken Follett A column of fire

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Steve Goble The bloody black flag
Cate Holahan...

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BOOKS

FICTION
M. Dressler The last to see me
Roxane Gay An untamed state
Daniel Handler All the dirty parts
Shirley Jackson We have always lived in the castle
Devin Murphy The boat runner
A. S. Patrić Black rock white city
Lily Tuck Sisters
Tarjei Vesaas The birds
Cherise Wolas The resurrection of Joan Ashby
Nathan Englander Dinner at the center of the earth
Brendan Mathews The world of tomorrow
Claire Messud The burning girl
Nancy Pearl George & Lizzie
Salman Rushdie The golden house
Sarah Winman Tin man

Historical Fiction
Santa Montefiore The daughters of Ireland

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
George Bellairs Death of a busybody
James Carlos Blake The ways of Wolfe
J.T. Ellison Lie to me
Elly Griffiths The blood card
Ali Land Good me, bad me
John le Carré A legacy of spies
Deon Meyer Fever
Tony Parsons Die last
Kwei Quartey Death by his grace
Amy Stewart Miss Kopp's midnight confessions
Adi Tantimedh Her nightly embrace
Stephen Weeks The countess of Prague
Louise Penny Glass houses

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Curtis Craddock An alchemy of masques & mirrors
Ladee Hubbard The talented Ribkins
Holly Goddard Jones The salt line

Short Stories
Ben Loory Tales of falling & flying Fic Loory
Michael Sims (editor) Frankenstein dreams: a connoisseur's collection of Victorian science fiction SS F829

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Robin Stockwell Succulents : the ultimate guide to choosing, designing & growing 200 easy-care plants 635.9525 S866

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Andre Kertesz: the polaroids 779.092 K419
Women of vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment 770.92 W872

Biography & Genealogy
James Atlas The shadow in the garden: a biographer's tale 920.073 A881
Robert Service The last of the tsars: Nicholas II & the Russian Revolution 92 N58se
Douglass K. Daniel Anne Bancroft 92 B2135
William Taubman Gorbachev: his life & times 92 G661t
Alice Waters Coming to my senses: the making of a counterculture cook 92 W329

Books, Reading, Publishing, Journalism, Library & Information Science
Abraham Flexner The usefulness of useless knowledge 001.4 F619

Business & Economics
Sander Flaum Boost your career: how to make an impact, gain recognition & build the career you want 650.1 F587
Robert T. Kiyosaki Why the rich are getting richer: what is financial education...really? 332.024 K628
Mihir A. Desai The wisdom of finance: discovering humanity in the world of risk & return 332 D441

Chess
Daniel King Powerplay 21: a repertoire for black against the anti-Sicilians 794.122 K521
Erwin L'Ami The stonewall dutch - a fighting repertoire against 1.d4 794.122 L231
Alejandro Ramirez The reti, a flexible attacking opening 794.122 R173

Computer Science
Robert Kyncl Streampunks: YouTube & the rebels remaking media 006.7 K995
BJ Miller Swift in 24 hours 005.13 M647

Food & Drink
Celebrate every season with Six Sisters' Stuff: 150+ recipes, traditions & fun ideas for each month of the year 641.564 S625
Chris Cosentino Offal good: cooking from the heart, with guts 641.36 C834
Stefani Bittner Harvest: unexpected projects using 47 extraordinary garden plants 641.657 B624

History
Pete Ayrton (editor) Revolution!: writings from Russia, 1917 947.084 A986
Deborah Campbell A disappearance in Damascus: friendship & survival in the shadow of war 956.704 C187
Philip Eade Sylvia: queen of the headhunters: an eccentric Englishwoman & her lost kingdom 959.5 E114
Helen C. Epstein Another fine mess: America, Uganda & the war on terror 967.61 E645
Charles O. Jones The American presidency 352.23 J762
Mary S. Lovell The Riviera set: glitz, glamour & the hidden world of high society 944.94 L899
Gustaf Sobin Ladder of shadows: reflecting on medieval vestige in Provence & Languedoc 944.802 S677
Peter Baker Obama: the call of history 973.932 B167
Richard Fidler Ghost empire: a journey to the legendary Constantinople 949.61 F451

Literature & Writing
Kaveh Akbar Calling a wolf a wolf 811.6 A313
William W. Demastes (editor) The best American short plays 2015-2016 812.8 B56a
David Hathwell Between dog & wolf 811 H364b
John McPhee Draft no. 4: on the writing process 808.02 M172
Natasha Trethewey (editor) The best American poetry. 2017 811.08 B56

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Jim Baggott Mass: the quest to understand matter from Greek atoms to quantum fields 530 B144m
Jay Barbree Destination Mars: in art, myth & science 523.43 B239
Gregory Berns What it's like to be a dog: & other adventures in animal neuroscience 591.51 B531
Chris D. Thomas Inheritors of the Earth: how nature is thriving in an age of extinction 576.84 T454

Performing Arts & Music
Franz Nicolay The humorless ladies of border control: touring the punk underground from Belgrade to Ulaanbaatar 781.66 N641

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Mary Lamia What motivates getting things done: procrastination, emotions & success 153.8 L231
Robert Wright Why Buddhism is true: the science & philosophy of meditation & enlightenment 294.3 W947

Politics & Government
Johanna Neuman Gilded suffragists: the New York socialites who fought for women's right to vote 324.6 N489
Allen Grances Twilight of American sanity: a psychiatrist analyzes the age of Trump 320.6 F815
Joshua Green Devil's bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump & the storming of the presidency 324.973 G795

Social Sciences & Current Events
Sasha Abramsky Jumping at shadows: the triumph of fear & the end of the American dream 302.12 A161
David R. Boyd Rights of nature: a legal revolution that could save the world 344.046 B789
A. James McAdams Vanguard of the revolution: the global idea of the Communist Party 335.4 M113
Mark Regnerus Cheap sex: the transformation of men, marriage & monogamy 306.7 R341
Bryant Simon The Hamlet Fire: a tragic story of cheap food, cheap government & cheap lives 363.11 S594
Alessandro Busà The creative destruction of New York City: engineering the city for the elite 307.12 B976

Sports & Games
Zoë Quinn Crash override: how Gamergate (nearly) destroyed my life & how we can win the fight against online hate 794.8 Q73

Travel & Geography
Paul Clammer Haiti: the Bradt travel guide 917.294 B81
Drew Knowles Route 66 adventure handbook 917.8 K734
Teruo Kurosaki True Portland: the unofficial guide for creative people 917.9549 K968
Linda Mullally Hiking Pinnacles National Park: a guide to the park's greatest hiking adventures 917.9476 F181
Laurel Scheidt Hiking Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks: a guide to the parks' greatest hiking adventures 917.9486 F181
Suzanne Swedo Hiking Yosemite National Park: a guide to 61 of the park's greatest hiking adventures 917.9447 F181
The best things in life are free: the ultimate money-saving travel guide 910.202 L847b

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS
Nonfiction
Anthony D. Fredericks Tall, tall tree Child 591.73 F852

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DVDs

Nonfiction
Citizen Jane: battle for the city DVD 92 J171

BOOKS

FICTION
M. Dressler The last to see me
Roxane Gay An untamed state
Daniel Handler All the dirty parts
Shirley Jackson We have always lived in the castle
Devin Murphy The boat runner
A. S. Patrić Black rock white city
Lily Tuck Sisters
Tarjei Vesaas The birds
Cherise Wolas The resurrection of Joan Ashby
Nathan Englander Dinner at the center of the earth
Brendan Mathews The world of tomorrow
Claire Messud...

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BOOKS
FICTION
A.S. King Every-body sees the ants

Short Stories
Kelly Link Pretty monsters Fic Link

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Peter J.T. Morris (editor) Illuminating instruments 681 M875

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Simon Doonan The asylum: true tales of madness from a life in fashion 746.9 D691
Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi The l!brary book: design collaborations in the public schools 727.8 S568
Andrew Stevovich: alternate universe 759.13 S848
Peter Chadwick This brutal world 724.6 C432

Chess
David Eggleston Hacking up the king 794.15 E297

Computer Science
Matt Zandstra PHP objects, patterns & practice: build powerful code by mastering PHP's object-oriented enhancements, design patterns & essential development tools 005.2762 Z27

History
Kurt Andersen Fantasyland: how America went haywire: a 500-year history 973 A544
Eileen Welsome The general & the jaguar: Pershing's hunt for Pancho Villa: a true story of revolution & revenge 972.08 W463
Jeremy M. Black A history of Britain, 1945 to Brexit 940.085 B627
Rosemary Wakeman The heroic city: Paris, 1945-1958 944.36 W149

Law
Denis Clifford Form a partnership: the complete legal guide 346.068 C62

Literature & Writing
Hilton Obenziner How we write: the varieties of writing experience 808.3 O122

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Lee Billings Five billion years of solitude: the search for life among the stars 576.8 B598

Performing Arts & Music
J.B. Kaufman Snow White & the seven dwarfs: [the art & creation of Walt Disney's classic animated film] 791.43 K212

Politics & Government
Noam Chomsky Optimism over despair: on capitalism, empire & social change 320 C54o

Social Sciences & Current Events
Carol Dyhouse Girl trouble: panic & progress in the history of young women 305.2422 D996
Paul Fussell Class: a guide through the American status system 305.5 F994
Charles Montgomery Happy city: transforming our lives through urban design 307.1 M787

Travel & Geography
David Leavitt Florence, a delicate case 945.51 L439

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DVDs
Comedy
Band aid

Nonfiction
The great Trans-American train ride: [from sea to shining sea]. DVD 385.0973 T772

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Blurays
Opera
La traviata BLU 782.5 V48

BOOKS
FICTION
A.S. King Every-body sees the ants

Short Stories
Kelly Link Pretty monsters Fic Link

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Peter J.T. Morris (editor) Illuminating instruments 681 M875

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Simon Doonan The asylum: true tales of madness from a life in fashion 746.9 D691
Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi The l!brary book: design collaborations in the public schools 727.8 S568
Andrew Stevovich: alternate universe 759.13 S848
Peter Chadwick This brutal world 724.6 C432

Chess
David Eggleston...

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