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Readers Nook

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AUDIOBOOKS [CD audio books]

Fiction
Benjamin Alire Sáenz Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe CD Fic Sáenz
Taylor Jenkins Reid Daisy Jones & the Six CD Fic Reid
Jojo Moyes The giver of stars CD Fic Moyes
Neil Gaiman The graveyard book CD Fic Gaiman
John Grisham The guardians CD Fic Grisham
Lisa See The island of sea women CD Fic See
Isabel Allende A long petal of the sea CD Fic Allende
Kiley Reid Such a fun age CD Fic Reid
Ta-Nehisi Coates The water dancer CD Fic Coates

Non-fiction
Erik Larson The splendid and the vile CD 940.532 C56L

DVDS

Action & Adventure
Jumanji: the next level

Children's
The lion king

Classics
Love
The painted veil
The roaring twenties
The sin of Madelon Claudet

Drama
The dresser

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Love and monsters
Tenet

Non-fiction
Putting it together: a musical review DVD 782.14 S69p
Soundbreaking: stories from the cutting edge of recorded music DVD 780.2 S842

AUDIOBOOKS [CD audio books]

Fiction
Benjamin Alire Sáenz Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe CD Fic Sáenz
Taylor Jenkins Reid Daisy Jones & the Six CD Fic Reid
Jojo Moyes The giver of stars CD Fic Moyes
Neil Gaiman The graveyard book CD Fic Gaiman
John Grisham The guardians CD Fic Grisham
Lisa See The island of sea women CD Fic See
Isabel Allende A long petal of the sea CD Fic Allende
Kiley Reid Such a fun age CD Fic Reid
Ta-Nehisi Coates The water dancer CD Fic Coates

Non-fiction
Erik Larson...

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NONFICTION

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Alex Beam Broken glass: Mies van der Rohe, Edith Farnsworth, and the fight over a modernist masterpiece 720.9773 B366
Rex Ray Rex Ray 740.92 R211

Biography & Genealogy
Kimberly A Hamlin Free thinker: sex, suffrage, and the extraordinary life of Helen Hamilton Gardener 324.6 G167h
Barack Obama A promised land 973.932 O12p
Miles Harvey The king of confidence: a tale of utopian dreamers, frontier schemers, true believers, false prophets, and the murder of an American monarch 289.3 S816h
Jim Newton Man of tomorrow: the relentless life of Jerry Brown 979.405 B8775n
Libby Copeland The lost family: how DNA testing is upending who we are 929.1 C790

Business & Economics
Barton Gellman Dark mirror: Edward Snowden and the American surveillance state 327.12 G283
Andrew Hallam Millionaire teacher: the nine rules of wealth you should have learned in school 332.6 H15
Peter D Schiff The real crash: America's coming bankruptcy-- how to save yourself and your country 330.973 S333
John Tamny Popular economics: what the Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and LeBron James can teach you about economics 330 T152

Chess
Joshua Doknjas The Ruy Lopez 794.1225 C60 D658

Food & Drink
Amy Symington The long table cookbook: plant-based recipes for optimal health 641.5636 S64

Health & Medicine
Ray Dorsey Ending Parkinson's disease: a prescription for action 616.833 D738
Philip Moeller Get what's yours for healthcare: how to get the best care at the right price 362.1 M693
Caren Baginski Restorative yoga: Relax Restore Re-energize 613.7 B146
Nicholas A Christakis Apollo's arrow: the profound and enduring impact of coronavirus on the way we live 362.19 C55

History
Ida Cook The bravest voices: a memoir of two sisters' heroism during the Nazi era 941.084 C771
Anthony DePalma The Cubans: ordinary lives in extraordinary times 972.91 D440
Stephan Talty The good assassin: how a Mossad agent and a band of survivors hunted down the Butcher of Latvia 940.5405 T149
Hadley Freeman House of Glass: the story and secrets of a twentieth-century Jewish family 940.5318 F877
Mike Pitts Digging up Britain: ten discoveries, a million years of history 930.109 P687
Rachel Maddow Bag man: the wild crimes, audacious cover-up & spectacular downfall of a brazen crook in the White House 973.924 A63m
Peter Turchin Ages of discord: a structural-demographic analysis of American history 973.01 T932

Law
Sally Balch Hurme Wise moves: checklist for where to live, what to consider, and whether to stay or go 346.7301 H94
J L Matthews Social Security, Medicare & government pensions: get the most out of your retirement & medical benefits 368.42 M438
Stephen Fishman Deduct it!: lower your small business taxes 343.052 F537

Literature & Writing
Joan Didion Let me tell you what I mean 814 D55L
Carl E Rollyson The life of William Faulkner Volume 1, The past is never dead, 1897-1934 813.54 F263r

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Frank Wilczek Fundamentals: ten keys to reality 530.01 W643
Sara Seager The smallest lights in the universe 523.4092 S13

Performing Arts & Music
Matthew McConaughey Greenlights 792.092 M134
Jan Swafford Mozart: the reign of love 780.92 M939s

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Charles Christopher Camosy Resisting throwaway culture: how a consistent life ethic can unite a fractured people 170 C149

Politics & Government
Ian Dunt How to be a liberal 320.51 D923
Thomas Frank The people, no: a brief history of anti-populism 320.56 F828
David Shimer Rigged: America, Russia, and one hundred years of covert electoral interference 324.66 S627

Social Sciences & Current Events
Helen Andrews Boomers: the men and women who promised freedom and delivered disaster 305.2 A261
Richard Ovenden Burning the books: a history of the deliberate destruction of knowledge 363.31 O21
Eric Eyre Death in Mud Lick: a coal country fight against the drug companies that delivered the opioid epidemic 362.29 E62
Wes Moore Five days: the fiery reckoning of an American city 303.623 M821f
Foxfire story: oral tradition in Southern Appalachia 398.2 F836
Matt Ridley How innovation works : and why it flourishes in freedom 303.483 R546h
Adam Rutherford How to argue with a racist: what our genes do (and don't) say about human difference 305.8 R975
Stephen Haff Kid Quixotes: a group of students, their teacher, and the one-room school where everything is possible 370.92 H119
Jack Schneider A wolf at the schoolhouse door: the dismantling of public education and the future of school 370.973 S574
Grace Elizabeth Hale Cool town: how Athens, Georgia, launched alternative music and changed American culture 306.4 H162c
Fareed Zakaria Ten lessons for a post-pandemic world 303.49 Z216t
Choice words: writers on abortion 363.46 C452
Stacey L Smith Freedom's frontier: California and the struggle over unfree labor, emancipation, and reconstruction 331.117 S511
Amber Ruffin You'll never believe what happened to Lacey: crazy stories about racism 305.896 R838

Sports & Games
Willie Mays 24: life stories and lessons from the Say Hey Kid 796.357 M47sh

Travel & Geography
Steven Johnson Enemy of all mankind: a true story of piracy, power, and history's first global manhunt 910.45 J69
Charles W Pike Paddling Northern California: a guide to the area's greatest paddling adventures 917.94 F181p

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FICTION
Julia Alvarez Afterlife
Kristan Higgins Always the last to know
Katherine Seligman At the edge of the Haight
Kelly Harms The bright side of going dark
Angie Thomas Concrete rose
Beth Lisick Edie on the green screen
Kristin Hannah Firefly Lane
Martin Amis Inside story
Julie Clark The last flight
Matt Haig The midnight library
Phil Klay Missionaries
Catherine Lacey Pew
Curtis Sittenfeld Rodham
Kevin Kwan Sex and vanity
Stephanie Wrobel Darling rose gold
J Courtney Sullivan Friends and strangers
Terry McMillan It's not all downhill from here
Bryan Washington Memorial
Robert Jones The prophets
Natalie Haynes A thousand ships
Elizabeth Wetmore Valentine

Historical Fiction
Melanie Benjamin The children's blizzard
Gail Tsukiyama The color of air
Laura Morelli The night portrait
Jane Johnson The sea gate
Jeff Shaara To wake the giant
Tim Pears The redeemed
Joseph O'Connor Shadowplay
Sebastian Barry A thousand moons
Fiona Davis The lions of Fifth Avenue

Mystery, Suspense, Thrillers, Espionage & Intrigue
Ann Cleeves The darkest evening
Megan Miranda The girl from Widow Hills
Samantha Downing He started it
Stuart Woods Hit list
Karen Powell The river within
Andrea Camilleri The safety net
Michael Robotham When she was good
Paraic O'Donnell The house on Vesper Sands
Chris Bohjalian The red lotus
Vendela Vida We run the tides
Lisa Gardner Before she disappeared
Stuart Turton The devil and the dark water
Dale Brown Eagle Station
Camilla Läckberg The golden cage
Ragnar Jónasson The mist
Marie Benedict The mystery of Mrs Christie
Stephen Graham Jones The only good Indiansl
Joe Clifford Rag and bone
Peter May A silent death
Tracy Clark What you don't see
Rachel Hawkins The wife upstairs
Tarryn Fisher The wives

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Kit Rocha Deal with the Devil
Alex Bledsoe The hum and the shiver
P Djèlí Clark Ring shout: or, Hunting Ku Kluxes in the end times
Paul Tremblay Survivor song

Short Stories
Madeleine L'Engle The moment of tenderness
Richard Ford Sorry for your trouble
Twenty years of the Caine Prize for African writing SS T918

Westerns
Anna North Outlawed

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Victoria Jamieson Roller girl 741.5 J324 comics

CHILDREN'S
Daniel Nayeri Everything sad is untrue: (a true story) Child Nayeri

EAUDIOBOOKS
Tevis Walter The queen's gambit

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FICTION
Julia Alvarez Afterlife
Kristan Higgins Always the last to know
Katherine Seligman At the edge of the Haight
Kelly Harms The bright side of going dark
Angie Thomas Concrete rose
Beth Lisick Edie on the green screen
Kristin Hannah Firefly Lane
Martin Amis Inside story
Julie Clark The last flight
Matt Haig The midnight library
Phil Klay Missionaries
Catherine Lacey Pew...

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FICTION
Maryse Condé Crossing the Mangrove
Shyam Selvadurai Funny boy
Leo Tolstoy Hadji Murat
Willie Carr Loose Cannons: The Adventures of Buell and Lloyd
Jun'ichirō Tanizaki The reed cutter and Captain Shigemoto's mother: two novellas
Jerome Charyn Sergeant Salinger

Mystery, Suspense, Thrillers, Espionage & Intrigue
Sophie Hannah The killings at Kingfisher Hill

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Lily Brooks-Dalton Good morning, midnight
Ernest Cline Ready player two

Short Stories
McSweeney's 62, The queer fiction issue SS M175

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Victoria Jamieson Roller girl 741.5 J324 comics

NONFICTION

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Sarah Blackwood The portrait's subject: inventing inner life in the nineteenth-century United States 704.942 B568

Business & Economics
How I invest my money: finance experts reveal how they save, spend, and invest 332.6 H830

Food & Drink
Victoria James Wine girl: the obstacles, humiliations, and triumphs of America's youngest sommelier 641.22 J231

Health & Medicine
Sophie Egan How to be a conscious eater: making food choices that are good for you, others, and the planet 613.2 E13
David D Burns Feeling great: the revolutionary new treatment for depression and anxiety 616.8527 B937

History
Richard White California exposures: envisioning myth and history 979.4 W587c
Dick Evans San Francisco's Chinatown 979.461 E924s

Literature & Writing
Amitava Kumar Every day I write the book: notes on style 808.06 K96
Klipschutz Premeditations 811.6 K689
Anne Carson Norma Jeane Baker of Troy: a version of Euripides's Helen 812 C321

Performing Arts & Music
Amanda Sewel lWendy Carlos: a biography 780.92 C195

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Sanjay Gupta Keep sharp: build a better brain at any age 153.4 G97

Politics & Government
Deborah A Stone Counting: how we use numbers to decide what matters 320.6 S87

Social Sciences & Current Events
John Hemming People of the rainforest: the Villas Boas brothers, explorers and humanitarians of the Amazon 305.8989 H48
Eddie S Glaude Begin again: James Baldwin's America and its urgent lessons for our own 305.8 G552b
Ijeoma OluoMediocre: the dangerous legacy of white male America 305.31 O529m

DVDs

Nonfiction
The booksellers DVD 381.45 B644

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FICTION
Maryse Condé Crossing the Mangrove
Shyam Selvadurai Funny boy
Leo Tolstoy Hadji Murat
Willie Carr Loose Cannons: The Adventures of Buell and Lloyd
Jun'ichirō Tanizaki The reed cutter and Captain Shigemoto's mother: two novellas
Jerome Charyn Sergeant Salinger

Mystery, Suspense, Thrillers, Espionage & Intrigue
Sophie Hannah The killings at Kingfisher Hill

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Lily Brooks-Dalton Good morning, midnight
Ernest Cline Ready player two

Short Stories...

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FICTION
Christa Wolf Cassandra: a novel and four essays

Mystery, Suspense, Thrillers, Espionage & Intrigue
John Grisham A time for mercy

NONFICTION

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Paul Martineau Imogen Cunningham: a retrospective 770.92 C97m

Business & Economics
Charles Goyette Last gold rush ever!: 7 reasons for the runaway gold market and how you can profit from it 332.63 G749

Health & Medicine
David Eagleman Livewired: the inside story of the ever-changing brain 612.82 E117L

History
Dan Jones Crusaders: the epic history of the wars for the holy lands 909.07 J762

Performing Arts & Music
Mark Bernard Halloween : youth cinema and the horrors of growing up 791.437 B518

Politics & Government
Laila Lalami Conditional citizens: on belonging in America 323.6 L151

Social Sciences & Current Events
Jeffrey J Selingo Who gets in and why: a year inside college admissions 378.16 S465

DVDs
Animation
Weathering with you

Children's
Mulan DVD Children's

Drama
1917
A beautiful day in the neighborhood: We could all use a little kindness
Bombshell
The farewell
Harriet
A hidden life
Hustlers
The Irishman
Little women
Ms Purple
Sorry we missed you
Uncut gems
Where'd you go, Bernadette

Foreign Language
Black Mexicans DVD Spanish
Cold war DVD European

Mystery, Suspense, Thrillers, Espionage & Intrigue
Antebellum
Knives out

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Midsommar

NONFICTION
5B DVD 362.14 F586
The image book DVD 791.43 G577i
What she said: the art of Pauline Kael DVD 791.43 K11w

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FICTION
Christa Wolf Cassandra: a novel and four essays

Mystery, Suspense, Thrillers, Espionage & Intrigue
John Grisham A time for mercy

NONFICTION

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Paul Martineau Imogen Cunningham: a retrospective 770.92 C97m

Business & Economics
Charles Goyette Last gold rush ever!: 7 reasons for the runaway gold market and how you can profit from it 332.63 G749

Health & Medicine
David Eagleman Livewired: the inside story of the ever-changing brain 612.82 E117L

History
Dan Jones Crusaders: the epic history of the wars for the holy lands 909.07 J762

Performing Arts...

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EBOOKS
Alice Marie Johnson After life: my journey from incarceration to freedom
David Byrne American utopia
Robert M Rosenberg Around the corner to around the world: a dozen lessons I learned running Dunkin' Donuts
Climate change: the insights you need from Harvard Business Review.
Ying Tan Don't push too many trolleys: and other tips from navigating life and business
Danielle Steel Expect a miracle: quotations to live and love by
Adam Baratta The great devaluation: how to embrace, prepare, and profit from the coming global monetary reset
Gary Noy Hellacious California!: tales of rascality! revelry! dissipation! and depravity! and the birth of the Golden State
Sam Wasson Improv nation: how we made a great American art
Erika Thomas Max Factor and Hollywood: a glamorous history
Christopher Voss Never split the difference: negotiating as if your life depended on it
Daniel Yergin The new map: energy, climate, and the clash of nations
Joshua Gans The pandemic information gap: the brutal economics of COVID-19
Alfred Mill Personal finance 101: from saving and investing to taxes and loans, an essential primer on personal finance
Benjamin Lorr The secret life of groceries: the dark miracle of the American supermarket
Vincent Brown Tacky's revolt: the story of an Atlantic slave war
Martin Roth Top stocks 2021: a sharebuyer's guide to leading Australian companies
Daisy Luther The ultimate guide to frugal living: save money, plan ahead, pay off debt & live well
Robert D Putnam The upswing: how America came together a century ago and how we can do it again
Value investing: from Graham to Buffet and beyond

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FICTION
Mystery, Suspense, Thrillers, Espionage & Intrigue
Anthony Horowitz Moonflower murders

NONFICTION
Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Hilary Davidson Dress in the age of Jane Austen: Regency fashion 746.9 D281
Owen Hopkins Postmodern architecture: less is a bore 724.6 H774

Biography & Genealogy
Lynne Garber Death on the Amazon: my memories of Eric Fleming 791.43 F546g
Glen David Gold I will be complete: a memoir 818.603 G618

Books, Reading, Publishing, Journalism
Helen Taylor Why women read fiction: the stories of our lives 028.9 T212

Health & Medicine
Debora Mackenzie COVID-19: the pandemic that never should have happened and how to stop the next one 614.5924 M199

History
David Kilcullen The dragons and the snakes: how the rest learned to fight the West 355.033 K551
Janet L Nelson King and emperor: a new life of Charlemagne 944.01 N424
Brian J Godfrey Neighborhoods in transition: the making of San Francisco's ethnic and nonconformist communities 979.461 G583
Sergei Medvedev The return of the Russian leviathan 947.086 M469

Literature & Writing
Rebecca Solnit Recollections of my nonexistence 814 S688r
James Shapiro Shakespeare in a divided America: what his plays tell us about our past and future 822.3 S529sh
Ursula K Le Guin The wave in the mind: talks and essays on the writer, the reader, and the imagination 814 L52w

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Donovan Moore What stars are made of: the life of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin 520.92 P293m
Obi Kaufmann The forests of California 577.3 K214f

Politics & Government
Robert B Reich The system: who rigged it, how we fix it 322.3 R347
Stephen Wertheim Tomorrow, the world: the birth of U.S. global supremacy 327.73 W499

Social Sciences & Current Events
John Baranski Housing the City by the Bay: tenant activism, civil rights, and class politics in San Francisco 363.5 B231

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FICTION
Mystery, Suspense, Thrillers, Espionage & Intrigue
Anthony Horowitz Moonflower murders

NONFICTION
Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Hilary Davidson Dress in the age of Jane Austen: Regency fashion 746.9 D281
Owen Hopkins Postmodern architecture: less is a bore 724.6 H774

Biography & Genealogy
Lynne Garber Death on the Amazon: my memories of Eric Fleming 791.43 F546g
Glen David Gold I will be complete: a memoir 818.603 G618

Books, Reading, Publishing, Journalism
Helen Taylor Why women read fiction: the stories of our lives 028.9 T212

Health & Medicine
Debora Mackenzie...

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Michael Crichton Sphere
Suzanne Rindell The other typist
Bobbie Ann Mason Feather crowns
C Pam Zhang How much of these hills is gold
Ivy Pochoda These women
Yaa Gyasi Transcendent kingdom
James McBride Deacon King Kong
Silvia Moreno-Garcia Mexican gothic
Curtis Sittenfeld Rodham
Nick Hornby Just like you
Anne Perry A question of betrayal
Rumaan Alam Leave the world behind
Tana French The searcher
Mark Greaney The gray man
Eoin Colfer Highfire
S A Chakraborty The empire of gold
Abdellah Taïa A country for dying
Carl Hiaasen Squeeze me
Alyssa Cole When no one is watching
Fredrik Backman Anxious people
Ann Cleeves The darkest evening
Kyle Mills Total power
Robert Galbraith Troubled blood
Ayad Akhtar Homeland elegies
Matt Haig The midnight library
Marilynne Robinson Jack
Victoria Schwab The invisible life of Addie LaRue
Elin Hilderbrand Troubles in paradise
Alice Hoffman Magic lessons
Peace A Medie His only wife
Gilly Macmillan To tell you the truth
Sally Rooney Conversations with friends

Michael Crichton Sphere
Suzanne Rindell The other typist
Bobbie Ann Mason Feather crowns
C Pam Zhang How much of these hills is gold
Ivy Pochoda These women
Yaa Gyasi Transcendent kingdom
James McBride Deacon King Kong
Silvia Moreno-Garcia Mexican gothic
Curtis Sittenfeld Rodham
Nick Hornby Just like you
Anne Perry A question of betrayal
Rumaan Alam Leave the world behind
Tana French...

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BOOKS
If witches could ride, they'd choose hockey sticks, or they do in Quan Barry's new book, We Ride Upon Sticks. This pop-culture packed novel will plunge you back to 1980s Massachusetts to witness the Danvers High School Girls Field Hockey team make a dark pledge of amateur witchcraft - wickedly funny in a Stranger Things kind of way. There's a bit of 1692 Salem Witch Trial history here as well...speaking of history, Sharon Kay Penman's medieval story of King Baldwin IV and the Kingdom of Jerusalem's defense against Saladin's famous army tops our list of Historical Fiction favorites.

If it's a thriller you're after, check out Max Allan Collins' Do No Harm about a young doctor who is startled from sleep to discover his wife has been brutally murdered. The road to justice is a page turner about a guy who appears to be guilty but whose path to prison is riddled with tampered evidence and questionable agendas.

But right this moment, we have no other thoughts than the one title that distracted our attention from the beginning...scroll down the new title list to the Food & Drink portion and you'll see Let Them Eat Pancakes by Craig Carlson. Now there's a memoir to cozy up to on a cold winter night. Pass the maple syrup, please!
FICTION
Anne Enright Actress
Michael F Smith Blackwood
Emily Nemens The cactus league
Rachel Hauck The Fifth Avenue story society
Kevin Nguyen New waves
Douglas J Preston Old bones
Paul Yoon Run me to earth
Quan Barry We ride upon sticks

Historical Fiction
Stephanie Thornton And they called it Camelot
Alyssa Palombo
The Borgia confessions
Sharon Kay Penman The land beyond the sea

Mystery, Suspense, Thrillers, Espionage & Intrigue
Serena Kent Death in Avignon
Max Allan Collins Do no harm
Jude Deveraux A forgotten murder
Jason Pinter Hide away
Cara Hunter In the dark
C J Box Long range
Simon R Green Night train to murder
Phillip Margolin A reasonable doubt
David Ignatius The paladin
Simon Brett The clutter corpse
Tom Bouman The bramble and the rose
William Boyle City of margins
John Lawton Hammer to fall
Helen Monks Takhar Precious you
Marty Ambrose A shadowed fate
Samantha M Bailey Woman on the edge
Tana French The searcher
Richard Osman The Thursday murder club

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Sarah J Maas House of earth and blood
Justin T Call Master of sorrows

Short Stories
Amsterdam noir SS A88
Vanessa Hua Deceit and other possibilities

NON-FICTION

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Blacks and blackness in european art of the long nineteenth century 704.943 B631
Emily Anthes The great indoors: the surprising science of how buildings shape our behavior, health, and happiness 720.1 A627

Business & Economics
Thomas Gryta Lights out: pride, delusion, and the fall of General Electric 338.7 G929

Food & Drink
Craig Carlson Let them eat pancakes: one man's personal revolution in the City of Light 647.9509 C197

History
Glenn Kessler Donald Trump and his assault on truth: the President's falsehoods, misleading claims and flat-out lies 973.933 T871
Geraldine Schwarz Those who forget: my family's story in Nazi Europe; a memoir, a history, a warning 940.53 S961
Edward J Larson Franklin & Washington: the founding partnership 973.3 L334f
Sudhir Hazareesingh Black Spartacus: the epic life of Toussaint Louverture 972.94 H428
Gary Noy Hellacious California!: tales of rascality! revelry! dissipation! and depravity! and the birth of the Golden State 979.404 N949h
Judith Herrin Ravenna: capital of empire, crucible of Europe 945.4 H56

Literature & Writing
Kate Farrell Story power: secrets to creating, crafting, and telling memorable stories 808 F24
Kim Shuck Deer trails 811.6 S562
Peter Brooks Balzac's lives 843 B19b

Performing Arts & Music
When the movies mattered: the New Hollywood revisited 791.43 W567

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Marie Forleo Everything is figureoutable 158.1 F765
David Kessler Finding meaning: the sixth stage of grief 170.44 K95f

Politics & Government
Larry Tye Demagogue: the life and long shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy 328.73 M124
Katherine Stewart The power worshippers : inside the dangerous rise of religious nationalism 322.1 S491
Mychal Denzel Smith Stakes is high: life after the American dream 323.4 S511

Social Sciences & Current Events
Laura E Gómez Inventing Latinos: a new story of American racism 305.868 G529
Meredith Talusan Fairest: a memoir 305.3 T149
Benjamin Lorr The secret life of groceries: the dark miracle of the American supermarket 381.456 L893
Elwood Carlson The lucky few: between the greatest generation and the baby boom 304.6 C284

Sports & Games
Jonathan Mahler Ladies and gentlemen, the Bronx is burning: 1977, baseball, politics, and the battle for the soul of a city 796.357 M214

Travel & Geography
Rachel Brahinsky A people's guide to the San Francisco Bay Area 917.94 B81

BOOKS
If witches could ride, they'd choose hockey sticks, or they do in Quan Barry's new book, We Ride Upon Sticks. This pop-culture packed novel will plunge you back to 1980s Massachusetts to witness the Danvers High School Girls Field Hockey team make a dark pledge of amateur witchcraft - wickedly funny in a Stranger Things kind of way. There's a bit of 1692 Salem Witch Trial history here as well...speaking of history, Sharon Kay Penman's medieval story of King Baldwin IV and the Kingdom of Jerusalem's defense against Saladin's famous army tops our list of Historical Fiction favorites.

If it's a thriller you're after, check out Max Allan Collins' Do No Harm about a young doctor who is startled from sleep to discover his wife has been brutally murdered. The road to justice is a page turner about a guy who appears to be guilty but whose path to prison is riddled with tampered evidence and questionable agendas.

But right this moment, we have no other thoughts than the one title that distracted our attention from the beginning...scroll down the new title list to the Food & Drink portion and you'll see Let Them Eat Pancakes by Craig...

Continue reading...