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Readers Nook

by
Cherilyn Banson

BOOKS

FICTION
Min Jin Lee Pachinko
Jason Rekulak The impossible fortress

Historical Fiction
Claude McKay Amiable with big teeth
Laird Hunt The evening road

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
David Mark Cruel mercy
Deborah Crombie Garden of lamentations
Mark Billingham Rush of blood
Freeman Wills Crofts The 12.30 from Croydon
Shamini Flint The Singapore school of villainy

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Seanan McGuire Every heart a doorway
Mur Lafferty Six wakes
John Darnielle Universal harvester
Elan Mastai All our wrong todays

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Jonathan Coopersmith Faxed: the rise & fall of the fax machine 621.382 C778

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Linda Merrill After Whistler: the artist & his influence on American painting 759.13 W576
Shane McCausland Chinese romance from a Japanese brush: Kano Sansetsu's Chōgonka scrolls in the Chester Beatty Library 759.952 M123
Mikkel Aaland County fair: portraits 779.2 A112
Amee K. Sweet-McNamara Elegant soutache 745.5942 S974
Clifford Ross Hurricane waves 779.37 R823
Marvin Heiferman Now is then: snapshots from the Maresca Collection 770.973 H465
Jonathan J.G. Alexander The painted book in Renaissance Italy: 1450-1600 745.6 A374
Alexander Nemerov To make a world: George Ault & 1940s America 759.13 N433

Biography & Genealogy
Candace Fleming Presenting Buffalo Bill: the man who invented the Wild West 92 C671f
Brad Gooch Rumi's secret: the life of the Sufi poet of love 92 R936
Larry Brilliant Sometimes brilliant: the impossible adventure of a spiritual seeker & visionary physician who helped conquer the worst disease in history 92 B857

Books, Reading, Publishing, Journalism, Library & Information Science
Jack Covert The 100 best business books of all time: what they say, why they matter & how they can help you 016.65 C873
Matthew Rubery The untold story of the talking book 002.09 R895

Business & Economics
Derek Thompson Hit makers: the science of popularity in an age of distraction 658.834 T468
Gary Keller The one thing: the surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results 650.1 K291
John Brooks Business adventures: twelve classic tales from the world of Wall Street 332.0973 B873
John Curtis Perry Singapore: unlikely power 330.95 P462

Chess
John Nunn Learn chess 794.12 N972

Computer Science
Shelley Powers Learning Node: moving to the server side 006.73 P888
Stoyan Stefanov React: up & running: building web applications 006.78 S816
The best American infographics 2016 001.422 C771

Food & Drink
Tana Amen Change your brain, change your body cookbook: eat right to look younger, be thinner & decrease your risk of obesity, depression, Alzheimer's disease, cancer & diabetes 641.563 A511
Molly Gilbert One pan & done: hassle-free meals from the oven to your table 641.7 G464
Sam Choy Sam Choy's sampler: welcome to the wonderful world of Hawaiʻi's cuisine 641.5996 C55s
Debby Maugans Nakos Small-batch baking: when just enough for 1 or 2 ... is just enough! 651.815 N163
Edna Lewis The taste of country cooking 641.5975 L67
Jamie Purviance Weber's big book of burgers: the ultimate guide to grilling backyard classics 641.578 P986

History
Bahgat Korany (editor) Arab spring in Egypt: revolution & beyond 962.05 K841
David Armitage Civil wars: a history in ideas 355.02 A732
Karnig Panian Goodbye, Antoura: a memoir of the Armenian genocide 956.6 B215
Oriana Fallaci Interviews with history & conversations with power 909.82 F195
Brad Ricca Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: the true story of New York City's greatest female detective & the 1917 missing girl case that captivated a nation 362.82 R489
J. M. Tyree Vanishing streets: journeys in London 942.1 T992
Vintage San Francisco 979.461 M926
Christopher Goscha Vietnam: a new history 959.7 G676
Simon Goldhill Wonders of the world 909 G618

Home & Family Management
Laura Sanchez Adobe houses for today: flexible plans for your adobe home 690.8 S211
Neil I. Bernstein How to keep your teenager out of trouble & what to do if you can't 649.125 B531
E.K. Rossiter Authentic color schemes for Victorian houses: Comstock's modern house painting, 1883 698.12 R835

Languages & Linguistics
J.R. Smart Arabic 492.7 S636
Keith S.T. Tong Colloquial Cantonese 495.1 T665

Literature & Writing
Pliny: a self portrait in letters 876 P72r
Tim Z. Hernandez All they will call you: the telling of the plane wreck at Los Gatos Canyon 813.6 H557
Poetry please 821 B364

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Douglas Chadwick Tracking Gobi grizzlies: surviving beyond the back of beyond 599.784 C43t

Performing Arts & Music
Edward Sorel Mary Astor's purple diary: the great American sex scandal of 1936 791.45 A858

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Alexander Nehamas On friendship 177.6 N395
Juan M. Floyd-Thomas The altars where we worship: the religious significance of popular culture 261 F645
John Yates The mind illuminated: a complete meditation guide integrating Buddhist wisdom & brain science for greater mindfulness 294.34 Y31
Mikkel Aaland The Sword of Heaven: a five continent odyssey to save the world 299.56 A112
Geraldine Pinch Egyptian mythology: a guide to the gods, goddesses & traditions of ancient Egypt 299.31 P647

Politics & Government
Luke Harding A very expensive poison: the assassination of Alexander Litvinenko & Putin's war with the West 327.12 H263

Social Sciences & Current Events
Owen Fiss A war like no other: the constitution in a time of terror 344.7305 F543
Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot Growing each other up: when our children become our teachers 306.874 L424
Anders Rydell The book thieves: the Nazi looting of Europe's libraries & the race to return a literary inheritance 364.2 R992
Jon Else True south: Henry Hampton & eyes on the prize, the landmark television series that reframed the civil rights movement 305.8 E494

Travel & Geography
Joe Yogerst 50 states, 5,000 ideas: where to go, when to go, what to see, what to do 917.304 N277f
Eyewitness Back roads Italy 914.5 E975
Eyewitness travel Scotland 914.11 E975
Frommer's shortcut Milan & the lakes 914.52 F932
National Geographic Cuba 917.29 N277
Rick Steves' Snapshot Loire Valley 914.45 S848
Magalie Raman The 500 hidden secrets of Havana 917.291 R165
The Civil War: a traveler's guide: experience the history, follow the battles 917.304 N277c
National geographic traveler China 915.1 N277

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

DVDs
Boy & the world
Kubo & the two strings
The secret of Kells
Zootopia

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AUDIOBOOKS

Nonfiction
J.D. Vance Hillbilly elegy: a memoir of a family & culture in crisis CD 305.562 V222
Matthew Rubery The untold story of the talking book CD 002.09 R895

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DVDs
Action & Adventure
Jason Bourne
Suicide squad

Drama
All creatures great & small: the complete collection

Nonfiction
The untold history of the United States DVD 973.91 S877

BOOKS

FICTION
Min Jin Lee Pachinko
Jason Rekulak The impossible fortress

Historical Fiction
Claude McKay Amiable with big teeth
Laird Hunt The evening road

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
David Mark Cruel mercy
Deborah Crombie Garden of lamentations
Mark Billingham Rush of blood
Freeman Wills Crofts The 12.30 from Croydon
Shamini Flint The Singapore school of villainy

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Seanan McGuire Every...

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by
Cherilyn Banson

BOOKS

FICTION
Emily Bitto The strays
Lisa Carey The stolen child
Reed Farrel Coleman What you break
Neil Gaiman Norse mythology
Katie Kitamura A separation
Andrew Miller The crossing
Viet Thanh Nguyen The refugees
Joyce Carol Oates A book of American martyrs
Ali Smith Autumn
April Smith Home sweet home
Yoko Tawada Memoirs of a polar bear
Aharon Appelfeld The man who never stopped sleeping
Paul Auster 4 3 2 1
Anna Pitoniak The futures
Jean Thompson She poured out her heart
Kayla Rae Whitaker The animators

Historical Fiction
Sarah A. Morris Le temps viendra: a novel of Anne Boleyn. Vol. 1
Sarah A. Morris Le temps viendra: a novel of Anne Boleyn. Volume II

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
M.C. Beaton Pushing up daisies
Alex Berenson The prisoner
Tracee de Hahn Swiss vendetta
Brian Freeman The night bird
Arjun Raj Gaind A very pukka murder
Lisa Gardner Right behind you
Sarah Pinborough Behind her eyes
Ian Rankin Rather be the devil
Duane Swierczynski Revolver
Hideo Yokoyama Six four

Westerns
Robert Knott Robert B. Parker's Revelation

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
David Prudhomme Cruising through the Louvre 741.5 P971 comics

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
John Parrington Redesigning life: how genome editing will transform the world 660.6 P261

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Jimmy DiResta Workshop mastery with Jimmy Diresta: a guide to working with metal, wood, plastic & leather 745.56 D598
Michael Robinson Japanese woodblocks 769.952 R658
Henry Plummer The experience of architecture 721 P735

Biography & Genealogy
Alex Prud'homme The French chef in America: Julia Child's second act 92 C536p
David J. Skal Something in the blood: the untold story of Bram Stoker, the man who wrote Dracula 92 S874s
Kevin Dann Expect great things: the life & search of Henry David Thoreau 92 T490d

Business & Economics
Ellen Gordon Reeves Can I wear my nose ring to the interview?: the crash course: finding, landing & keeping your first real job 650.14 R332

Food & Drink
Jennifer Farley The gourmet kitchen: recipes from the creator of Savory Simple 641.5 F231
Ellen Jackson Portland Farmers Market cookbook: 100 seasonal recipes & stories that celebrate local food & people 641.5979 J124
Andrea Quynhgiao Nguyen The pho cookbook: easy to adventurous recipes for Vietnam's favorite soup & noodles 641.5959 N576
Robert Simonson A proper drink: the untold story of how a band of bartenders saved the civilized drinking world 641.874 S611
Annelies Zijderveld Steeped: recipes infused with tea 641.637 Z68

Health & Medicine
Sharon Begley Can't just stop: an investigation of compulsions 616.852 B417
Miranda Esmonde-White Forever painless: end chronic pain & reclaim your life in 30 minutes a day 616.047 E761
Berna G. Huebner (editor) I remember better when I paint: art & alzheimer's, opening doors, making connections 616.8916 H887
Joe Tatta Heal your pain now: the revolutionary program to reset your brain & body for a pain-free life 616.047 T221

History
Ben Coates Why the Dutch are different: a journey into the hidden heart of the Netherlands 949.2 C652
Daniel Gordis Israel: a concise history of a nation reborn 956.94 G661
Kevin R.C. Gutzman Thomas Jefferson, revolutionary: a radical's struggle to remake America 973.4 G985
Cate Lineberry The secret rescue: an untold story of American nurses & medics behind Nazi lines 940.54 L754
Alexis Peri The war within: diaries from the Siege of Leningrad 940.54 P441
Michael R. Auslin End of the Asian century: war, stagnation & the risks to the world's most dynamic region 950.4 A935
David Satter The less you know, the better you sleep: Russia's road to terror & dictatorship under Yeltsin & Putin 947.086 S253

Literature & Writing
Caitlin Moran Moranifesto 828 M829

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Claire Beverley The anatomy of insects & spiders: over 600 exquisite forms 571.3 B571

Performing Arts & Music
Robert J. Wagner I loved her in the movies: memories of Hollywood's legendary actresses 791.43 W132

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Tom Bissell Apostle, or, Bones that shine like fire: travels among the tombs of the twelve 225.92 B623
Nadia Bolz-Weber Pastrix: the cranky, beautiful faith of a sinner & saint 284.1 B694p
Gretchen Rubin Happier at home: kiss more, jump more, abandon a project, read Samuel Johnson & my other experiments in the practice of everyday life 158 R896h
Meik Wiking The little book of hygge: Danish secrets to happy living 158.1 W663

Politics & Government
David Daley Ratf**ked: the true story behind the secret plan to steal America's democracy 328.73 D141
Louis Sell From Washington to Moscow: US-Soviet relations & the collapse of the USSR 327.73 S467
Matt Taibbi Insane clown president: dispatches from the 2016 circus 324.973 T129

Reference
VideoHound's golden movie retriever 791.4 V65

Social Sciences & Current Events
Ivan Coyote Tomboy survival guide 306.76 C881
Alfred Mill Social security 101: from medicare to spousal benefits, an essential primer on government retirement aid 368.4 M645
Caitlin Shetterly Modified: GMOs & the threat to our food, our land, our future 363.192 S554

Travel & Geography
Paul Doyle Lebanon 915.692 B812
Jason Frye Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains 917.6889 M818
Ginevra Lovatelli Secret Rome 914.56 S446
National Geographic guide to the national parks of Canada 917.1 N277
National Geographic Traveler Arizona 917.91 N277
Rolf Potts Vagabonding: an uncommon guide to the art of long-term world travel 910 P871

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS
Fiction
Sherri Duskey Rinker Mighty, mighty construction site Child Rinker

Nonfiction
Walter Dean Myers Frederick Douglass: the lion who wrote history Child 92 D737

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AUDIOBOOKS
Fiction
Wm. Paul Young The shack CD Fic Young

Nonfiction
Glennon Doyle Melton Love warrior CD 306.89 M528
Caitlin Moran Moranifesto CD 828 M829
Bernie Sanders Our revolution: a future to believe in CD 973.932 S215
David J. Skal Something in the blood: the untold story of Bram Stoker, the man who wrote Dracula CD 92 S874s
Salim Yaqub The United States & the Middle East, 1914 to 9/11 CD 327.73 Y25

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DVDs

Classics
Holiday affair

Drama
Pit stop
The curious case of Benjamin Button

Nonfiction
Cutie & the boxer DVD 759.13 C988
al-Maydān = The square DVD 962.056 S773
Citizen Koch DVD 324.977 C581
Stories we tell DVD 306.85 S884
The Orient Express DVD 385.095 O691
The Trans-Siberian Railroad DVD 385.095 T772

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CDs

Jazz & Blues
Charlie Hunter Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth CD Jazz Hunter
Sonny Rollins Road shows. Vol. 4, Holding the stage CD Jazz Rollins

Popular
Macy Gray Stripped CD Pop Gray

BOOKS

FICTION
Emily Bitto The strays
Lisa Carey The stolen child
Reed Farrel Coleman What you break
Neil Gaiman Norse mythology
Katie Kitamura A separation
Andrew Miller The crossing
Viet Thanh Nguyen The refugees
Joyce Carol Oates A book of American martyrs
Ali Smith Autumn
April Smith Home sweet home
Yoko Tawada Memoirs of a polar bear
Aharon Appelfeld The man who never stopped...

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Myles Cooper

Need to brush up on your art history before heading down to Dada Bar & Gallery? Mechanics’ Institute has an excellent collection of films about visual art and artists. From biopics to documentaries, check out the DVD Display on the 2nd floor for staff favorites.

Myles recommends:

Herb & Dorothy - An adorable documentary about a postal worker and a librarian couple who amass a priceless collection of modern art in their small New York City apartment. What Herb and Dorothy do with their collection is just as interesting as how they collected it - I find it a fascinating look into art commerce and philanthropy.

And Mr. Turner - Timothy Spall spent years preparing for the role of J. M. W. Turner. Get an accurate glimpse into Turner's technique and vision that laid the groundwork for impressionism. Turner lived a tumultuous life, even if you're not a fan of the painter, there is plenty of drama in this biopic, nominated for four Academy Awards.

Sou recommends:

Shakespeare in Love - “one of Gwyneth Paltrow's more memorable roles, I loved the period costumes and sets and seeing Shakespeare's work come to life.”

Kristin recommends:

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

Joel recommends:

In the Realms of the Unreal - This documentary explores the life and art of "outsider artist" Henry Darger, a custodian whose remarkable 15,000 page illustrated fantasy manuscript was found in his Chicago apartment after his death. We have a couple of books on Darger, which can be found in the 700.92 section on floor 2B.

Finding Vivian Maier - Another reclusive artist whose work was not discovered until after her death, Vivian Maier worked as a nanny for 40 years, but in her free time secretly created a collection of over 150,000 photographs of mid-twentieth century street life. A book on her work can be found in the photography section on 2B.

Beautiful Losers - 2008 documentary on a group of American artists, designers, musicians, filmmakers. It features some now well recognized artists and filmmakers like Shepard Fairey, Harmony Korine, and Mike Mills, but most excitingly are the sections of the film devoted to Barry McGee and Margaret Kilgallen (RIP), two of my all-time favorite Bay Area artists. Also check out the book we have from Barry McGee's amazing 2012 exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum.

Crumb - Great documentary on famed Bay Area comic book pioneer Robert Crumb. We have a handful of his books for checkout in Graphic Novels on the 2nd floor.

Cutie and the Boxer - This documentary examines the unusual 40-year marriage of Ushio and Noriko Shinohara, two eccentric bohemian artists living in New York.

American Splendor - Largely an adaption of his autobiographical comic series of the same, this comedy/drama stars Paul Giamatti as curmudgeon underground comic book writer Harvey Pekar. We also have several of Pekar books for checkout in the Graphic Novel section on the 2nd floor.

Andrei Rublev - Andrei Tarkovsky never made a bad movie, and this (very long) biographical drama of 15th-century Russian icon painter Andrei Rublev is easily one of his best.

And Akira Kurosawa's Dreams - One of Akira Kurosawa's last films, Dreams is a collection of episodes inspired by some of the directors actual dreams. One of the more memorable episodes is about a young artist that gets trapped inside various pieces of Vincent Van Gogh's art, and stars Martin Scorsese (!!!) as Van Gogh and includes visual effects by George Lucas.

Need to brush up on your art history before heading down to Dada Bar & Gallery? Mechanics’ Institute has an excellent collection of films about visual art and artists. From biopics to documentaries, check out the DVD Display on the 2nd floor for staff favorites.

Myles recommends:

Herb & Dorothy - An adorable documentary about a postal worker and a librarian couple who amass a priceless collection of modern art in their small New York City apartment. What Herb and Dorothy do with their collection is just as interesting as how they collected it - I find it a fascinating look into art commerce and philanthropy.

And Mr. Turner - Timothy Spall spent years preparing for the role of J. M. W. Turner. Get an accurate glimpse into Turner's technique and vision that laid the groundwork for impressionism. Turner lived a tumultuous life, even if you're not a fan of the painter, there is plenty of drama in this biopic, nominated for four Academy Awards...

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by
Cherilyn Banson

BOOKS

FICTION
Rachel Cusk Transit
Henry Green Caught
Angela Thirkell Miss Bunting

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Robert Dugoni The trapped girl
Shamini Flint Inspector Singh investigates: a curious Indian cadaver
Shamini Flint Inspector Singh investigates: a deady Cambodian crime spree
Alison Bruce Cambridge blue
Alison Bruce The calling

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Peter S. Beagle A fine & private place

Short Stories
Prize stories SS S67

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Joe Ollmann The abominable Mr. Seabrook 741.5 O499a comics

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Alexandra Horowitz Being a dog: following the dog's nose into a world of smell 636.7 H81b

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Hans Ibelings Rise & sprawl: the condominiumization of Toronto 724.6 I125
Nichole Vogelsinger Boho embroidery: modern projects from traditional stitches 746.44 V879
Christopher Herwig Soviet bus stops 778.94 H581

Biography & Genealogy
David Hare The blue touch paper 92 H275

Books, Reading, Publishing, Journalism, Library & Information Science
Will Schwalbe Books for living 028.9 S398

Business & Economics
Jonathan A. Knee Class clowns: how the smartest investors lost billions in education 338.4 K683
Howard Marks The most important thing illuminated: uncommon sense for the thoughtful investor 332.6 M346
Klaus Schwab The fourth industrial revolution 338.06 S398
Lisa Servon The unbanking of America: how the new middle class survives 332.1 S492
Brad Stone The Upstarts: how Uber, Airbnb & the killer companies of the new Silicon Valley are changing the world 658.11 S877
George G. Szpiro Pricing the future: finance, physics & the 300-year journey to the Black-Scholes equation: a story of genius & discovery 332.64 S998

Computer Science
Subrata Dasgupta Computer science: a very short introduction 004 D229
Brian W. Kernighan Understanding the digital world: what you need to know about computers, the Internet, privacy & security 004 K399
Siddhartha Rao Sams teach yourself C++ in one hour a day 005.1 C399r

Health & Medicine
Stephan J. Guyenet The hungry brain: outsmarting the instincts that make us overeat 613 G988
Amy Kurtz Kicking sick: your go-to guide for thriving with chronic health conditions 616.044 K969

History
Kaya Genç Under the shadow: rage & revolution in modern Turkey 956.1 G324
Andrew Harding The Mayor of Mogadishu: a story of chaos & redemption in the ruins of Somalia 967.7 H263
Clifton Hood In pursuit of privilege: a history of New York City's upper class & the making of a Metropolis 974.7 H776
Joshua Kurlantzick A great place to have a war: America in Laos & the birth of a military CIA 959.7 K968
Paul D. Moreno The bureaucrat kings: the origins & underpinnings of America's bureaucratic state 351.73 M843
Sophia A. Nelson E Pluribus One: reclaiming our founders' vision for a united America 973.31 N424
Laura Secor Children of paradise: the struggle for the soul of Iran 955.054 S445
Darrell M. West Megachange: economic disruption, political upheaval & social strife in the 21st century 909.83 W516
Daniel Beer The house of the dead: Siberian exile under the tsars 957 B415

Home & Family Management
Frances Kay (editor) The Good Retirement Guide 2017: everything you need to know about health, property, investment, leisure, work, pensions & tax 646.79 K231

Languages & Linguistics
Sharon Eliza Nichols. Delusions of grammar: the worst of the worst 428.2 N616
Bryan A. Garner Garner's modern English usage 428 G234

Law
Ilona Bray How to get a green card 342.082 B827h
Stephen Elias How to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy 346.078 E422
Shae Irving Living wills & powers of attorney for California 344.04 I72

Literature & Writing
Janet Burroway Writing fiction: a guide to narrative craft 808.3 B972
Annie Dillard The abundance: narrative essays old & new 814.54 D578
Margaret Doody Jane Austen's names: riddles, persons, places 823.7 D691
Neil Gaiman The view from the cheap seats: selected nonfiction 824.9 G141
Václav Havel Letters to Olga: June 1979 - September 1982 891.86 H384
Mary Oliver Upstream: selected essays 811 O48u
Anna Pasternak Lara: the untold love story that inspired Doctor Zhivago 891.73 P291L
Barbara Graziosi Homer 883 G785

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Sean B. Carroll The Serengeti rules: the quest to discover how life works & why it matters 570 C319
Sean Carroll The big picture: on the origins of life, meaning & the universe itself 577 C319
James Essinger Ada's algorithm: how Lord Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace launched the digital age 510.92 E789
Rachel Ignotofsky Women in science: 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world 509.2 I247
Margot Lee Shetterly Hidden figures: the American dream & the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race 510.92 L477
Janna Levin Black hole blues: & other songs from outer space 539.7 L665
Dava Sobel The glass universe: how the ladies of the Harvard Observatory took the measure of the stars 522.19 S677
Ed Yong I contain multitudes: the microbes within us & a grander view of life 579.17 Y55

Performing Arts & Music
David Cavanagh Good night & good riddance: how thirty-five years of John Peel helped to shape modern life 791.44 C377
Edward Dusinberre Beethoven for a later age: living with the string quartets 785.71 D973

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Tim Ferriss Tools of titans: the tactics, routines & habits of billionaires, icons & world-class performers 158 F394
Cordelia Fine Testosterone rex: myths of sex, science & society 155.3 F495
Erich Fromm The art of loving 152.41 F932
Winifred Gallagher The power of place: how our surroundings shape our thoughts, emotions & actions 155.91 G162
Martha C. Nussbaum Love's knowledge: essays on philosophy & literature 170 N975
Adam Phillips Unforbidden pleasures 128 P558
Maggie Rowe Sin bravely: a memoir of spiritual disobedience 270 R878
Martha C. Taylor From labor to reward: black church beginnings in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley & Richmond, 1849-1972 277.94 T238
Krista Tippett Becoming wise: an inquiry into the mystery & art of living 170.44 T595
Miroslav Volf Public faith: how followers of Christ should serve the common good 261.7 V914
Haider Warraich Modern death: how medicine changed the end of life 179.7 W286
Leigh Eric Schmidt Village atheists: how America's unbelievers made their way in a Godly nation 211.8 S349
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich A house full of females: plural marriage & women's rights in early Mormonism, 1835-1870 289.3 U45
Stuart Vyse Believing in magic: the psychology of superstition 133.43 V998

Politics & Government
Edward Jay Epstein How America lost its secrets: Edward Snowden, the man & the theft 327.12 S674a
Stephen Kinzer The true flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain & the birth of American empire 327.73 K568
Melissa Lane The birth of politics: eight Greek & Roman political ideas & why they matter 320 L265

Social Sciences & Current Events
Carmen Boullosa A narco history: how the United States & Mexico jointly created the "Mexican drug war" 363.45 B764
Greg Clark Global cities: a short history 307.76 C592
Leland Faust A capitalist's lament: how Wall Street is fleecing you & ruining America 364.2 F267
Shauna Pomerantz Smart girls: success, school & the myth of post-feminism 371.822 P785

Travel & Geography
Lisa Dickey Bears in the streets: three journeys across a changing Russia 914.7 D551
Lonely Planet Tahiti & French Polynesia 919.62 L847
Monocle Copenhagen 914.891 M751
Monocle Toronto 917.1354 M751
Caroline Paul ; illustrations by Wendy MacNaughton The gutsy girl: escapades for your life of epic adventure 910.4 P324

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS
Fiction
Sherri Duskey Rinker Goodnight, goodnight, construction site Child Rinker
Alessandro Sanna Pinocchio: the origin story Child Sanna

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AUDIOBOOKS

Nonfiction
Malala Yousafzai I am Malala CD 371.82 Y82

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DVDs

Classics
Born yesterday
Miracle on 34th Street
Safe in hell
Titanic

Comedy
A Christmas Story
The Simpsons Christmas

Drama
Cruel intentions
The Natural

Foreign Language
Nŭktae sonyŏn = A werewolf boy DVD Asian

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Devil in a blue dress
Inspector Morse. Deadly slumber

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
The twilight zone: fan favorites

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CDs

Jazz & Blues
Mary Halvorson Octet Away with you CD Jazz Mary Halvorson Octet

BOOKS

FICTION
Rachel Cusk Transit
Henry Green Caught
Angela Thirkell Miss Bunting

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Robert Dugoni The trapped girl
Shamini Flint Inspector Singh investigates: a curious Indian cadaver
Shamini Flint Inspector Singh investigates: a deady Cambodian crime spree
Alison Bruce Cambridge blue
Alison Bruce The calling

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Peter S. Beagle A fine & private place

Short Stories
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Cherilyn Banson

BOOKS

FICTION
R.D. Blackmore Lorna Doone
Ruth Gilligan Nine folds make a paper swan
Robert Glancy Please do not disturb
John Metcalf The museum at the end of the world
Chaim Potok My name is Asher Lev
Jean Rhys Wide Sargasso Sea
Eileen Chang Naked earth
Gustave Flaubert Madame Bovary
Gustave Flaubert Sentimental education
Kevin Wilson Perfect little world

Historical Fiction
Rafael Sabatini The sea-hawk

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Margery Allingham Flowers for the judge
J.P. Delaney The girl before
Tim Dorsey Clownfish blues
Adele Fasick Death calls at the palace
Tana French In the woods
Gregg Hurwitz The nowhere man
J. Robert Janes Carnival
Anna Jaquiery The lying-down room
Laurie R. King The murder of Mary Russell
John Lescroart Fatal
Dorothy L. Sayers Gaudy Night
Dorothy L. Sayers Whose body?
Rex Stout Fer-de-lance ; &, the league of frightened men
Miles Burton Death in the tunnel
Dorothy L. Sayers Have his carcase
Dorothy L. Sayers Strong poison
Dorothy L. Sayers The unpleasantness at the Bellona Club

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Peter S. Beagle The last unicorn
Jim Butcher Fool moon
Daniel José Older Shadowshaper
Jules Verne Seven novels

Short Stories
Josh Barkan Mexico
Tim Gautreaux Signals
Ottessa Moshfegh Homesick for another world

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Kieron Gillen The wicked + the divine. Vol. 4, Rising action 741.5 G476 comics

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Caroline Maniaque-Benton (editor) Whole Earth field guide 628 M278

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Voulkos: the breakthrough years 730.92 V973

Biography & Genealogy
Charles River Editors William Henry Harrison: the life & legacy of the first American president to die in office 92 H31
Philippe Desan Montaigne 92 M761d
Scott Donaldson The impossible craft 920 D676

Business & Economics
Peter Conti-Brown The power & independence of the Federal Reserve 332.11 C762
Joseph Turow The aisles have eyes: how retailers track your shopping, strip your privacy & define your power 658.834 T956

Food & Drink
Carolynn Carreno Bowls of plenty: recipes for healthy & delicious whole-grain meals 641.631 C314

Health & Medicine
Michael Lewis The undoing project: a friendship that changed our minds 612.8 L673
Dean Burnett Idiot brain: what your head is really up to 612.8 B964

History
Mavis Batey Dilly: the man who broke enigmas 940.5486 B184
Ernest Beyl San Francisco appetites & afterthoughts: in search of the good life by the Golden Gate 979.461 B573s
Thomas Hippler Governing From the Skies: A Global History of Aerial Bombing 358.4 H667
Xu Hongci No wall too high: one man's daring escape from Mao's darkest prison 951.05 X8n
Thomas Christensen River of ink: literature, history & art 909 C554
John Keay The spice route 382.4 K255

Languages & Linguistics
Lauren Collins When in French: love in a second language 448 C712

Law
Paul Bergman The criminal law handbook: know your rights, survive the system 345.7305 B499
David Brown The California landlord's law book. Rights & responsibilities 346.043 B877
Denis Clifford Quick & legal will book 346.054 C637
Stephen Fishman Deduct it!: lower your small business taxes 343.052 F537
Lisa Guerin Create your own employee handbook: a legal & practical guide for employers 658.3 G932
Jack Lo How to make patent drawings: a "Patent it yourself companion" 608.022 L795
Joseph L. Matthews How to win your personal injury claim 346.0323 M438
Janet Portman California tenants' rights 346.043 P853
Mary Randolph 8 ways to avoid probate 346.052 R194
Marcia Stewart Every landlord's legal guide 346.0434 S849
Ralph Warner Everybody's guide to small claims court in California 347.04 W279
Melvin I. Urofsky Dissent & the Supreme Court: its role in the Court's history & the nation's constitutional dialogue 342.7302 U781

Literature & Writing
Jacqueline Novak How to weep in public: feeble offerings on depression from one who knows 818.602 N935

Performing Arts & Music
Carrie Fisher The princess diarist 791.45 F533
Sarah Jensen A perfect union of contrary things 780.92 K264

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Robert B. Cialdini Influence: the psychology of persuasion 153.85 C565

Politics & Government
Richard Haass A world in disarray: American foreign policy & the crisis of the old order 327.73 H1129

Social Sciences & Current Events
Michael C. Healy BART: the dramatic history of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system 388.42 H434

Travel & Geography
Pocket Rough Guide Copenhagen 914.891 R856
Kristine Poggioli Walking San Francisco's 49 mile scenic walk: explore the famous sites, neighborhoods & vistas in 17 enchanting walks 917.9461 P746
Susan Van Allen 100 places in Italy every woman should go 914.5 V217
Nicholas Woodworth The liquid continent: travels through Alexandria, Venice & Istanbul 910.91 W898

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DVDs

Nonfiction
The Black power mixtape 1967-1975: a documentary in 9 chapters DVD 305.8 B627

BOOKS

FICTION
R.D. Blackmore Lorna Doone
Ruth Gilligan Nine folds make a paper swan
Robert Glancy Please do not disturb
John Metcalf The museum at the end of the world
Chaim Potok My name is Asher Lev
Jean Rhys Wide Sargasso Sea
Eileen Chang Naked earth
Gustave Flaubert Madame Bovary
Gustave Flaubert Sentimental education
Kevin Wilson Perfect little world

Historical Fiction
Rafael Sabatini The sea-hawk

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BOOKS

FICTION
Szilárd Borbély The dispossessed
Alexandre Dumas The Count of Monte Cristo
Graham Greene The third man
Han Kang Human acts
Thomas Hardy Jude the obscure
Antoine Laurain French rhapsody
David Levithan The Lover's Dictionary
N. Scott Momaday House made of dawn
Richard Stark Slayground
Amos Oz Judas
Angela Thirkell Before Lunch
Angela Thirkell Christmas at high rising
Angela Thirkell High rising

Historical Fiction
Georgina Harding The gun room

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Margery Allingham Dancers in mourning
Margery Allingham Death of a ghost
Andrew Grant False friend
Jane Harper The dry
Carl Hiaasen Tourist season
Sue Ann Jaffarian Rhythm & clues
Robert Littell The Mayakovsky tapes
D. A. Mishani The man who wanted to know everything
Jonathan Moore The dark room
James Patterson Never never
Peter Swanson Her every fear
Joakim Zander The believer

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Katherine Arden The bear & the nightingale
Arthur C. Clarke 2001: a space odyssey
Michael Ende The neverending story
T. H. White The once & future king

Short Stories
Lauren Buekes Slipping
Blume Lempel Oedipus in Brooklyn & other stories

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Albert Howard An agricultural testament 631.584 H848a
Albert Howard The soil & health: a study of organic agriculture 631.584 H848

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Tiqui Atencio Could have, would have, should have: inside the world of the art collector 707.5 A864
Quentin Bajac (editor) Photography at MoMA 779 M732
Robert Traynham Coles Architecture + advocacy 720.92 C693

Business & Economics
Jonathan Dahl 1,001 things they won't tell you: an insider's guide to spending, saving & living wisely 332.024 D131
Wesley R. Gray Quantitative value: a practitioner's guide to automating intelligent investment & eliminating behavioral errors + website 332.6 G778
Matt Haig Brand royalty: how the world's top 100 brands thrive & survive 658.827 H149
John Mihaljevic The manual of ideas: the proven framework for finding the best value investments 332.6 M636

Chess
Sarah Hurst Curse of Kirsan: adventures in the chess underworld 794.1092 H966

Food & Drink
Best food writing 641 B56
Lukas Volger Bowl: vegetarian recipes for ramen, pho, bibimbap, dumplings & other one-dish meals 641.5636 V915

Health & Medicine
Adam Tanner Our bodies, our data: how companies make billions selling our medical records 610.285 T166

History
Hugh Bicheno Battle royal: the Wars of the Roses, 1440-1462 942.04 B583
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz All the real Indians died off: & 20 other myths about Native Americans 970.004 D899a
Dan Kurzman Soldier of peace: the life of Yitzhak Rabin, 1922-1995 956.94 K969
Ward Winslow (editor) The Making of Silicon Valley: a one hundred year renaissance 979.473 S231
George F. Bass (editor) Beneath the seven seas: adventures with the Institute of Nautical Archaeology 930.1 B317
Andre Bonnard Greek civilization 938 B716
Averil Cameron The later Roman Empire, AD 284-430 937.06 C182
J. Anne Funderburg Rumrunners: liquor smugglers on America's coasts, 1920-1933 364.133 F981
Edward Gibbon The history of the decline & fall of the Roman Empire 937 G43de
John Marincola The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika: a new translation 938 X5
Raoul McLaughlin The Roman Empire & the silk routes: the ancient world economy & the empires of Parthia, Central Asia & Han China 950 M161
Oswyn Murray Early Greece 938 M981
Carol G. Thomas Citadel to city-state: the transformation of Greece, 1200-700 B.C.E. 938 T454

Home & Family Management
Marni Jameson Downsizing the family home: what to save, what to let go 648.5 J31

Languages & Linguistics
John McWhorter Talking back, talking black: truths about America's Lingua Franca 427.973 M177

Literature & Writing
Henning Mankell Quicksand: what it means to be a human being 839.73 M278
Susan Faludi In the darkroom 818.603 F197

Performing Arts & Music
Arman Schwartz (editor) Giacomo Puccini & his world 780.92 P97s

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Julian Baggini The edge of reason: a rational skeptic in an irrational world 128.3 B144
Dalai Lama The book of joy: lasting happiness in a changing world 294.3 D136
Kevin Griffin One breath at a time: Buddhism & the twelve steps 294.3 G851
Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg Moses: a human life 220.92 M911

Politics & Government
Stephen G. Brooks America abroad: the United States' global role in the 21st century 327.73 B794
John Gillingham The EU: an obituary 337.142 G463
Karen M. Paget Patriotic betrayal: the inside story of the CIA's secret campaign to enroll American students in the crusade against communism 327.12 P135
Richard North Patterson Fever swamp: a journey through the strange neverland of the 2016 presidential race 324.973 P317
Ronald G. Shafer The carnival campaign: how the rollicking 1840 campaign of "Tippecanoe & Tyler too" changed presidential elections forever 324.973 S525
Guy Verhofstadt Europe's last chance: why the European states must form a more perfect union 337.142 V473

Social Sciences & Current Events
William W. Keller Democracy betrayed: the rise of the surveillance security state 363.232 K291
Farhad Khosrokhavar Radicalization: why some people choose the path of violence 363.325 K458
Patrick Kingsley The new odyssey: the story of the twenty-first-century refugee crisis 362.87 K511
James Kwak Economism: bad economics & the rise of inequality 330 K981
Jane F. McAlevey No shortcuts: organizing for power in the new gilded age 303.4 M478
E. M. Rose The murder of William of Norwich: the origins of the blood libel in medieval Europe 305.892 R795
Lisa Wade American hookup: the new culture of sex on campus 306.7 W119

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LARGE PRINT
Fiction
James Patterson Never never

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS

Nonfiction
Barry Rothstein Eye-popping 3-D pets: phantogram animals you can practically pet! Child 636 R847

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EBOOKS
Madeleine Korbel Albright Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat's Jewel Box
Dale Carnegie How to win friends & influence people
David Cesarani The Fate of the Jews 1933-1948
Tim Pat Coogan 1916: One Hundred Years of Irish Independence: From the Easter Rising to the Present
Blanche Wiesen Cook Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3: The War Years & After, 1939-1963
Edward Jay Epstein How America Lost Its Secrets: Edward Snowden, the Man & the Theft
Jonathan Fenby France: A Modern History from the Revolution to the War With Terror
Frommer's 2017 Easyguide Paris
Frommer's 2017 Easyguide to Ireland
Frommer's 2017 Easyguide to Las Vegas
Frommer's 2017 Easyguide to New York City
Frommer's 2017 Easyguide to Rome, Florence & Venice
Frommer's Easyguide to Australia 2016
Frommer's Easyguide to Beijing, Xian & Shanghai
Frommer's Easyguide to Cuba
Frommer's Easyguide to London 2016
Frommer's Easyguide to London 2017
Frommer's Easyguide to New Orleans 2017
Frommer's Easyguide to Santa Fe, Taos & Albuquerque
Atul Gawande Being mortal: medicine & what matters in the end
Steven Hahn A nation without borders: the United States & its world in an age of civil wars, 1830-1910
Marc Levinson An Extraordinary Time
Giles Milton When Churchill slaughtered sheep & Stalin robbed a bank: history's unknown chapters
David Sax The revenge of analog: real things & why they matter
Simon Sebag Montefiore The Romanovs: 1613-1918
Robert Sellers Peter O'Toole: The Definitive Biography
Neil Simon Neil Simon's Memoirs
James Stourton Kenneth Clark: Life, Art & Civilisation

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DVDs

Classics
An affair to remember|Laura|A letter to three wives|The three faces of Eve DVD Set
Massacre River

Drama
Brighton rock
Carol
Dopamine
New York stories
Pariah
Slaughterhouse-five
The lady in the van
The man who knew infinity

Foreign Language
A simple life DVD Chinese
Hombre mirando al sudeste = Man facing Southeast DVD Spanish
Indochine DVD French
La rafle DVD French
Pokłosie DVD European
Tomboy DVD French
Wadjda DVD Middle East

Musicals
The band wagon
Topsy-turvy

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
D.O.A.
Blood simple

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
The last unicorn
Twixt

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CDs
Classical
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano concertos K.414, 413, 415 CD Classical Mozart
Jorge Federico Osorio Salón mexicano CD Classical Osorio

Popular
Beyoncé Lemonade CD Pop Beyoncé
Bruno Mars XXIVK magic CD Pop Mars
the Rolling Stones Blue & lonesome CD Pop Rolling Stones
A Tribe Called Quest We got it from here... thank you 4 your service CD Pop Tribe Called Quest

BOOKS

FICTION
Szilárd Borbély The dispossessed
Alexandre Dumas The Count of Monte Cristo
Graham Greene The third man
Han Kang Human acts
Thomas Hardy Jude the obscure
Antoine Laurain French rhapsody
David Levithan The Lover's Dictionary
N. Scott Momaday House made of dawn
Richard Stark Slayground
Amos Oz Judas
Angela Thirkell Before Lunch
Angela Thirkell Christmas at high...

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BOOKS

FICTION
Charles Dickens Barnaby Rudge: a tale of the riots of 'eighty
George Eliot Adam Bede
George Eliot Silas Marner: the weaver of Raveloe
Thomas Hardy Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Stephen King The stand
Adam Levin Hot pink
Mary McCarthy The company she keeps
Alice Munro The beggar maid: stories of Flo & Rose
Pola Oloixarac Savage theories
Padgett Powell The interrogative mood: a novel?
Sheila Radley Who saw him die?
John Steinbeck The pearl
Jane Austen Emma
Jane Austen Mansfield Park
Jane Austen Persuasion
Jane Austen Pride & prejudice
Jane Austen Sense & sensibility
Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre
Lewis Carroll Alice's adventures in Wonderland ; and, Through the looking-glass & What Alice found there
Charles Dickens A Christmas carol & other Christmas writings
Charles Dickens A tale of two cities
George Eliot Felix Holt, the radical
Samanta Schweblin Fever dream
Shanthi Sekaran Lucky boy
Angela Thirkell Pomfret Towers
Angela Thirkell Summer half
Angela Thirkell The Brandons
Oscar Wilde The picture of Dorian Gray

Historical Fiction
Robert Coover Huck out west

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Chris Bohjalian The sleepwalker
Paul Charles St. Ernan's blues
Agatha Christie Death in the clouds
Agatha Christie They do it with mirrors
Janet Evanovich Turbo twenty-three
Declan Hughes The wrong kind of blood
Ed McBain Blood relatives
Ed McBain Eight black horses
Ed McBain Give the boys a great big hand
Ed McBain Shotgun
Ed McBain The house that Jack built
Nicholas Petrie Burning bright
Ian Rankin Black & blue
Brad Taylor Ring of fire
Ronald Tierney Concrete pillow
Ronald Tierney Iron glove
Ronald Tierney Steel web
Ronald Tierney The stone veil
Katie Williams The space between trees
Alison Bruce A cry in the night
Alison Bruce The silence

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Warren Ellis Normal
Stephen King The shining
Alastair Reynolds Slow bullets
China Miéville The last days of new Paris

Short Stories
The Pushcart prize: best of the small presses 810.8 P98

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Kieron Gillen The wicked + the divine. Vol. 3, Commercial suicide 741.5 G476 comics
Alexandro Jodorowsky The Metabaron. Book 1, The techno-admiral & the anti-baron 741.5 J63m comics
Amy Kurzweil Flying couch: a graphic memoir 741.5973 K969 comics

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
John Z. Komurki Stationery fever: from paper clips to pencils & everything in between 676 K819

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Susan Beal World of geekcraft: step-by-step instructions for 25 super-cool craft projects 745.5 B366
Nienke Denekamp The Vincent Van Gogh atlas 759.9492 G61
Austin Granger Elegy from the edge of a continent: photographing Point Reyes 779 G758
Owen Hatherley Landscapes of communism: a history through buildings 720.947 H363
Rob Stone Auditions: architecture & aurality 720.1 S877
William Allin Storrer The architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright: a complete catalog 720.92 W94st
Robert Storr September: a history painting by Gerhard Richter 759.3 R535

Biography & Genealogy
John Kerner Combat medic, World War II 92 K398
Donald Trump Trump: the art of the deal 92 T871
John Edgar Wideman Writing to save a life: the Louis Till file 92 T574

Books, Reading, Publishing, Journalism, Library & Information Science
Julie A. Gerber Navigating Indieworld: a beginner's guide to self-publishing & marketing your book 070.5 G362

Business & Economics
Kelly Hoey Build your dream network: forging powerful relationships in a hyper-connected world 658 H696

Chess
Sam Collins Gambit busters 794.122 C712g

Food & Drink
Stanley Ginsberg The rye baker: classic breads from Europe & America 641.815 G493

Health & Medicine
Sylvia Tara The secret life of fat: the science behind the body's least understood organ & what it means for you 613.2 T176
Gary Taubes The case against sugar 613.2 T22c
Belisa Vranich Breathe: the simple, revolutionary 14-day program to improve your mental & physical health 613.192 V978

History
Ben Ehrenreich The way to the spring: life & death in Palestine 956.95 E335
Donnie Eichar Dead Mountain: the untold true story of the Dyatlov Pass incident 914.74 E341
Norma Watkins The last resort: taking the Mississippi cure 976.2 W335
Michael Kazin War against war: the American fight for peace, 1914-1918 940.3 K239
Myra MacDonald Defeat is an orphan: how Pakistan lost the great South Asian war 355.02 M135

Languages & Linguistics
Eleanor Dickey Learning Latin the ancient way: Latin textbooks from the ancient world 478.2 D551

Law
Barbara Weltman J.K. Lasser's 1001 deductions & tax breaks 2017: your complete guide to everything deductible 343.7305 J11
Barbara Weltman J.K. Lasser's small business taxes 2017: your complete guide to a better bottom line 343.7306 J11

Literature & Writing
James Harold Flye (editor) Letters of James Agee to Father Flye 816.54 A265
David Hathwell Muses 811 H364
Paul Simpson A brief guide to Oz 813.4 S613

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Donna J. Haraway Staying with the trouble: making kin in the Chthulucene 599.9 H254

Performing Arts & Music
Molly Haskell Steven Spielberg: a life in films 791.4 S755h
Tippi Hedren Tippi: [ a memoir ] 791.45 H456
Ethan Mordden When Broadway went to Hollywood 791.43 M834
Steve Roden I listen to the wind that obliterates my traces: music in vernacular photographs, 1880-1955 780.92 R687
Brad Tolinski & Alan di Perna Play it loud: the epic history of the style, sound & revolution of the electric guitar 787.87 T649
Jeff Burger (editor) Lennon on Lennon: conversations with John Lennon 780.92 L56bu

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Gary Gutting Talking God: philosophers on belief 210 G985
Andrew Klavan The great good thing: a secular Jew comes to faith in Christ 248.2 K637
Ian Robertson The stress test: how pressure can make you stronger & sharper 155.9 R649

Politics & Government
Richard Rorty Achieving our country: leftist thought in twentieth-century America 320.51 R787

Social Sciences & Current Events
Cleve Jones When we rise: my life in the movement 306.76 J762
T.N. Ninan Turn of the tortoise: the challenge & promise of India's future 330.954 N714

Travel & Geography
Rick Steves Venice 914.53 S848

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS
Fiction
Rick Walton 10 little monsters visit San Francisco

Nonfiction
Pam Muñoz Ryan Our California Child 979.4 R988

BOOKS

FICTION
Charles Dickens Barnaby Rudge: a tale of the riots of 'eighty
George Eliot Adam Bede
George Eliot Silas Marner: the weaver of Raveloe
Thomas Hardy Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Stephen King The stand
Adam Levin Hot pink
Mary McCarthy The company she keeps
Alice Munro The beggar maid: stories of Flo & Rose
Pola Oloixarac Savage theories
Padgett Powell The interrogative mood: a novel?
Sheila Radley Who saw him die?
John...

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BOOKS

FICTION
Aravind Adiga Selection day
Joanna Cannon The trouble with goats & sheep
Michael Chabon Moonglow
Beatrice Colin To capture what we cannot keep
Emily Fridlund History of wolves
Shirley Jackson The lottery & other stories
Derek B. Miller The girl in green
Tommy Wieringa These are the names
Zadie Smith Swing time

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Rennie Airth The death of kings
Federico Axat Kill the next one
Andrea Camilleri A voice in the night
Freeman Wills Crofts Mystery in the channel
Freeman Wills Crofts The Hog's Back mystery
Brendan DuBois Storm cell
Camilla Grebe The ice beneath her
W.E.B. Griffin Curtain of death
Robert Harris Conclave
Jack Higgins The midnight bell
David Morrell Ruler of the night
Thomas Perry The old man
Emily Ruskovich Idaho
Terry Shames An unsettling crime for Samuel Craddock
Phoef Sutton Heart attack & vine
Stuart Woods Below the belt

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
N. K. Jemisin Dreamblood duology
John Langan The fisherman
Victor LaValle The ballad of Black Tom

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NONFICTION

Chess
Erwin L'Ami The modern two knights 794.122 L213
Lawrence Trent The modern grand prix attack 794.122 L4151

History
Régine Pernoud The retrial of Joan of Arc: the evidence for her vindication 944.026 P452
Thomas Hodgkin The Barbarian invasions of the Roman Empire 937 H689

Literature & Writing
Peter Elbow Writing without teachers 808.04 E374

Politics & Government
Angela Y. Davis Freedom is a constant struggle: Ferguson, Palestine & the foundations of a movement 323 D261

Social Sciences & Current Events
John Edward Terrell A talent for friendship: rediscovery of a remarkable trait 302.34 T325

Travel & Geography
Lonely Planet's where to go when: the ultimate trip planner for every month of the year 910.202 L847
Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands 919.53 L847

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MAGAZINES
Juxtapoz
National Geographic history

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AUDIOBOOKS

Nonfiction
Steven Johnson Wonderland: how play made the modern world CD 790.1 J661
Brian Jay Jones George Lucas: a life CD 791.4 L933
James Kitfield Twilight warriors: the soldiers, spies & special agents who are revolutionizing the American way of war CD 355.033 K624
Robert Wagner I loved her in the movies: memories of Hollywood's legendary actresses CD 791.43 W132

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DVDs

Classics
San Quentin

Comedy
Mirror mirror

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple

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CDs
Classical
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Cello concertos CD Classical CPE Bach
Moritz Moszkowski Piano concerto in B minor, op 3 CD Classical Moszkowski

Folk
Leonard Cohen Popular problems CD Folk Cohen

Jazz & Blues
Norah Jones Day breaks CD Jazz Jones

Popular
Green Day Revolution radio CD Pop Green Day
Bruce Springsteen Chapter & verse CD Pop Springsteen

BOOKS

FICTION
Aravind Adiga Selection day
Joanna Cannon The trouble with goats & sheep
Michael Chabon Moonglow
Beatrice Colin To capture what we cannot keep
Emily Fridlund History of wolves
Shirley Jackson The lottery & other stories
Derek B. Miller The girl in green
Tommy Wieringa These are the names
Zadie Smith Swing time

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Rennie Airth The death of kings
Federico Axat ...

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The Mechanics’ Institute is pleased to have as its newest tenant The Dada Bar! In anticipation of its grand opening, this round of Staff Picks will feature books about bars, drinks, and lushes, or written by lushes.

Soused authors suggested by Taryn include:

Dorothy Parker – famous for her wit, wisecracks, and blistering satire, Parker was also a noted drinker, claiming that, “ I like to have a martini, two at the most, after three I’m under the table, after four I’m under my host”.

John Cheever, brilliant chronicler of American suburbia, was a champion drinker. He took to the bottle to salve pain caused by self-loathing and doubt over his sexuality.

Edgar Allen Poe - Poe fans are obsessed with his use of alcohol and opium. Were they his twin muses? Did they contribute to his death? The jury is out!

Erik suggests graphic novels that do not give you a happy buzz such as:

Saint Cole by Noah Van Sciver, and

The Fade Out. Act One by Ed Brubaker and Sean Philips

Kristin's book of choice is Ripe Was the Drowsy Hour by J.E. Chamberlin in which the author explores the culture and society of Oscar Wilde‘s time. “The fascination with the perverse and paradoxical and with the complex interrelationships between sorrow and joy, pleasure and pain, and beauty and truth are Chamberlin’s subjects in this engrossing work.”

You can also pick up one the lesser known pieces of works by these famous hard working/drinking authors, such as:

William Faulkner’s Knight's Gambit - six mysteries set in Yoknapatawpha county Mississippi.

Truman Capote’s Other Voices Other Rooms - Capote’s own semi-autobiographical coming of age novel.

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tales of the Jazz Age - a collection of short stories taking place in the early 1920s.

The Stephen King Companion. “A book by book look at King’s books. These write ups tell the story behind the story.“  Complete with illustrations.

And here are a few drinks of choice by select authors:

Edgar Allen Poe - Eggnog. Poe’s eggnog was a family specialty passed down through generations.

Raymond Chandler - Gin Gimlet

Ian Fleming – Gin Martini

William Faulkner – Mint Julep

F. Scott Fitzgerald - Gin Rickey

Stephen King - Beer!

Hunter S. Thompson - Wild Turkey, and on occasion with Ginger Beer.

Truman Capote - Large Vodka and orange, referred to as his orange drink.

Oscar Wilde - Iced Champagne

Enjoy your reading and hope to see you soon at The Dada Bar!

 

The Mechanics’ Institute is pleased to have as its newest tenant The Dada Bar! In anticipation of its grand opening, this round of Staff Picks will feature books about bars, drinks, and lushes, or written by lushes.

Soused authors suggested by Taryn include:

Dorothy Parker – famous for her wit, wisecracks, and blistering satire, Parker was also a noted drinker, claiming that, “ I like to have a martini, two at the most, after three I’m under the table, after four I’m under my host”.

John Cheever, brilliant chronicler of American suburbia, was a champion drinker. He took to the bottle to salve pain caused by self-loathing and doubt over his sexuality.

Edgar Allen Poe - Poe fans are obsessed with his use of alcohol and opium. Were they his twin muses? Did they contribute to his death? The jury is out!

Erik suggests graphic novels that do not give you a happy buzz such as:

Saint Cole by Noah Van Sciver, and

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Cherilyn Banson

BOOKS

FICTION
Deborah Hopkinson Into the firestorm

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
David Baldacci No man's land
F.H. Batacan Smaller & smaller circles
John G. Brandon A scream in Soho
Miles Burton The secret of High Eldersham
Michael Connelly The wrong side of goodbye
Patricia Cornwell Chaos
Adele Fasick A death in utopia
Adele Fasick Death visits a bawdy house
Claude Izner Strangled in Paris
Tony Parsons The Hanging Club
Peter Steiner A French country murder
Manuel Vázquez Montalbán Southern seas
Clare Donoghue No place to die

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Beth Cato Breath of earth
Jim C. Hines Libriomancer
James S.A. Corey Nemesis games
Nnedi Okorafor Lagoon

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Jason Shiga Demon Volume 1 741.5 S555 comics

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NONFICTION

Biography & Genealogy
Laurence Bergreen Casanova: the world of a seductive genius 92 C333b
Robert Kanigel Eyes on the street: the life of Jane Jacobs 92 J171
Richard Sylla Alexander Hamilton 92 H217s

Chess
Vladimir Tukmakov Profession-- chessplayer: grandmaster at work 794.1 T916

Food & Drink
Miyoko Schinner The homemade vegan pantry: the art of making your own staples 641.5636 S336

Health & Medicine
Anthony William Medical medium life-changing foods: save yourself & the ones you love with the hidden healing powers of fruits & vegetables 613.2 W716
David France How to survive a plague: the inside story of how citizens & science tamed AIDS 362.196 F815

History
Michael Grant The classical Greeks 938 G761c
Sunil Khilnani Incarnations: a history of India in fifty lives 954 K456
Karina Urbach Go-betweens for Hitler 940.532 U722
F.M. Bailey Mission to Tashkent 947.084 B154
Patricia Bell-Scott The firebrand & the First Lady: portrait of a friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt & the struggle for social justice 973.917 B448
Ramon L. Jiménez Caesar against Rome: the great Roman civil war 937.05 J614
The Cambridge history of Russia 947 C178

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
James Lovelock The earth & I 570.1 L911

Performing Arts & Music
Lawrence Levy To Pixar & beyond: my unlikely journey with Steve Jobs to make entertainment history 791.43 L6681
William F. Buckley, Jr. On the firing line: the public life of our public figures 791.45 B924

John Pomfret The beautiful country & the Middle Kingdom: America & China, 1776 to the present 327.73 P786

Social Sciences & Current Events
James Patterson Filthy rich: a powerful billionaire, the sex scandal that undid him & all the justice that money can buy: the shocking true story of Jeffrey Epstein 364.153 P317

Travel & Geography
Bradt travel Ethiopia 916.3 B81
Insight Explore Fiji 919.61 I592
Insight Turkey 915.61 I592
Insight Vietnam 915.97 I59
Insight Scandinavia 914.8 I592
Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula 915.3 L847
Michelin Green guide Dordogne, Berry, Limousin 914.47 M623
Michelin Green guide London 914.21 M623
Michelin Green guide Normandy 914.42 M623
Michelin Green guide Paris 914.436 M623
Michelin Green guide Sicily 914.58 M623
Michelin Green guide Spain 914.6 M623
National Geographic Germany 914.3 N27
National Geographic Vietnam 915.97 N27
National Geographic San Francisco 917.946 N27
The rough guide to walks in London & the southeast 914.21 R856w
Maine Coast & Islands: Key to a Great Destination 917.41 E966
Elizabeth Wenk One best hike: Mount Whitney: everything you need to know to successfully hike California's highest peak 917.9486 W475
Rory Stewart The Marches: a borderland journey between England & Scotland 941.37 S849

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS
Fiction
Adam Gamble Good night, San Francisco
Eric James Santa's sleigh is on its way to San Francisco: a Christmas adventure
Elisa Kleven The horribly hungry gingerbread boy: a San Francisco story
Wendi Silvano Love is all around in San Francisco
Laurence Yep The Earth Dragon awakes: the San Francisco earthquake of 1906

Nonfiction
Zack Burgess Meet the San Francisco 49ers Child 796 B955
Fun facts & silly stories: odd around the world! Child 031 R589
Dorothy Hoobler What was the San Francisco Earthquake? Child 979.461 H776
Matt Weber San Francisco: the alphabet book Child 917 W373
Doug Williams 12 reasons to love the San Francisco Giants Child 796 W721

DVDs
The world of Sid & Marty Krofft

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AUDIOBOOKS
Fiction
Andrew Gross The one man CD Fic Gross

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EBOOKS
Fiction
Fredrik Backman A man called Ove
David Bianculli The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to the Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific
T.C. Boyle The terranauts
H.W. Brands. The general & the president: MacArthur & Truman at the brink of nuclear war
Michael Chabon Moonglow
Michael Connelly The wrong side of goodbye
Miranda Esmonde-White Forever Painless: End Chronic Pain & Reclaim Your Life in 30 Minutes a Day
Helen Fielding Bridget Jones's baby
Tana French The trespasser
Thomas L. Friedman Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations
Kathy Griffin Kathy Griffin's Celebrity Run-Ins: My A-Z Index
John Grisham The whistler
Lauren Groff Fates & furies
Alice Hoffman Faithful
Alice Hoffman The marriage of opposites
P.D. James The mistletoe murder
Erika Johansen The invasion of the Tearling
Erika Johansen The queen of the Tearling Volume I
Michael Kranish Trump revealed: an American journey of ambition, ego, money & power
David Lehman Best American Poetry 2016
Joyce Meyer Worry-Free Living: Trading Anxiety for Peace
Bill O'Reilly Killing the rising sun: how America vanquished World War II Japan
T. Jefferson Parker Crazy blood
Jodi Picoult Small great things
Yiftach Reicher Atir The English teacher
Mark Ribowsky Hank: The Short Life & Long Country Road of Hank Williams
Bernie Sanders Our Revolution
Patricia Schultz 1,000 Places to See in the United States & Canada Before You Die
Martin Cruz Smith The girl from Venice
Zadie Smith Swing time
Jon Stewart The Daily Show: An Oral History
The Best of the Harvard Lampoon
J.D. Vance Hillbilly elegy: a memoir of a family & culture in crisis
Beatriz Williams A certain age
Stuart Woods Sex, lies & serious money

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DVDs

Classics
South riding

Comedy
Hotel Paradiso
Moscow on the Hudson

Drama
The mother

Foreign Language
Cat soup = Nekojiru-sou DVD Japanese
Kyuketsuki Hunter D = Vampire hunter D DVD Japanese
Er shi si cheng ji = 24 city DVD Chinese
Tous les matins du monde = All the mornings of the world DVD French

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Body of lies

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Dollhouse Season one

Nonfiction
Jack Pierce: the maker of monsters DVD 791.4 T238
The Cliff House & Sutro Heights DVD 979.4 C637

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CDs

Musicals & Soundtracks
Barry Lloyd Barry Lloyd live! CD Musicals/Soundtracks Lloyd

BOOKS

FICTION
Deborah Hopkinson Into the firestorm

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
David Baldacci No man's land
F.H. Batacan Smaller & smaller circles
John G. Brandon A scream in Soho
Miles Burton The secret of High Eldersham
Michael Connelly The wrong side of goodbye
Patricia Cornwell Chaos
Adele Fasick A death in utopia
Adele Fasick Death visits a bawdy house
Claude Izner Strangled in Paris
Tony Parsons ...

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