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Readers Nook

by
Cherilyn Banson

BOOKS

FICTION
Will Boast Daphne
Matt Haig How to stop time
Lisa Halliday Asymmetry
Kristin Hannah The great alone
Kristan Higgins Now that you mention it
Tayari Jones An American marriage
Jojo Moyes Still me
Sigrid Nunez The friend
Laksmi Pamuntjak The Birdwoman's palate
Jessica Shattuck The women in the castle
Julia Sonneborn By the book

Historical Fiction
Mary Lynn Bracht White chrysanthemum

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Sara Blaedel The undertaker's daughter
David Casarett Murder at the house of rooster happiness
Brendan Duffy The Storm King
J. Jefferson Farjeon Seven dead
Jane Harper Force of nature
Gregg Hurwitz Hellbent
M. R. C. Kasasian Death descends on Saturn Villa
Alexander McCall Smith A time of love & tartan
Renée Shafransky Tips for living
Cynthia Swanson The glass forest
Charles Todd The gate keeper

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Sue Burke Semiosis
Ursula K. Le Guin The found & the lost
Chandler Klang Smith The sky is yours
Tom Sweterlitsch The gone world

Short Stories
Robert Coover Going for a beer Fic Coover
Danielle Lazarin Back talk Fic Lazarin

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Brian K. Vaughan Saga. Volume eight 741.5 S1289 comics

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NONFICTION

Biography & Genealogy
J. Randy Taraborrelli Jackie, Janet & Lee: the secret lives of Janet Auchincloss & her daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis & Lee Radziwill 92 K354ta

Business & Economics
Mark Jeffery Data-driven marketing: the 15 metrics everyone in marketing should know 658.83 J457
Daymond John Rise & grind: outperform, outwork & outhustle your way to a more successful & rewarding life 650.1 J653
Carlota Perez Technological revolutions & financial capital: the dynamics of bubbles & golden ages 338.5 P438

Food & Drink
Harumi Kurihara Everyday Harumi: simple Japanese food for family & friends 641.5952 K968

Health & Medicine
Susan Schenck Beyond broccoli: creating a biologically balanced diet when a vegetarian diet doesn't work 613.2 S324

History
Edgar Feuchtwanger Hitler, my neighbor: memories of a Jewish childhood, 1929-1939 940.5318 F422
Jerald T. Milanich Laboring in the fields of the Lord: Spanish missions & Southeastern Indians 975.9 M637
Francis Pryor Stonehenge: the story of a sacred landscape 936.2 P973
Laurie Gwen Shapiro The stowaway: a young man's extraordinary adventure to Antarctica 919.89 S529
Matthew Restall When Montezuma met Cortés: the true story of the meeting that changed history 972.02 R436

Languages & Linguistics
Timothy Donaldson Shapes for sounds: (cowhouse) 421.1 D676

Law
Paul Bergman The criminal law handbook: know your rights, survive the system 345.7305 B499
Frederick W. Daily Tax savvy for small business: a complete tax strategy guide 336.24 D136

Literature & Writing
Martin Amis The rub of time: Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump: essays & reportage, 1994-2017 824.914 A517
Leïla Slimani Dans le jardin de l'ogre 843 S633
Zadie Smith Feel free 824.914 S642

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Adam Nicolson The seabird's cry 598.177 N653

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
H.A. Guerber The myths of Greece & Rome 292 G929

Social Sciences & Current Events
Niall Ferguson The square & the tower: networks & power, from the Freemasons to Facebook 302.3 F352
Francisco Cantú The line becomes a river 363.285 C233
Marcus Eriksen Junk raft: an ocean voyage & a rising tide of activism to fight plastic pollution 363.738 E687
Alexander Langlands Cræft: an inquiry into the origins & true meaning of traditional crafts 306.46 L282
Andrew McAfee Machine, platform, crowd: harnessing our digital future 303.4833 M113
David Pilling The growth delusion: wealth, poverty & the well-being of nations 338.9 P641
Kayleen Schaefer Text me when you get home: the evolution & triumph of modern female friendship 302.34 S294

Sports & Games
Hanafuda: the flower card game 795.41 H233

Travel & Geography
Amy Bizzarri 111 places in Chicago that you must not miss 917.731 O584
Fodor's Caribbean cruise ports of call 917.29 F653
Fodor's Maine, Vermont & New Hampshire: with the best fall foliage drives & scenic road trips 917.41 F653
Lonely Planet New England's best trips: 31 amazing road trips 917.404 L847
Moon Buenos Aires 918.211 M818
Moon Alaska 917.98 M818
Moon Arches & Canyonlands National Parks 917.92 M818
Moon Honolulu & O'ahu 919.693 M818
Moon Napa & Sonoma 917.9418 M818
Moon Virginia & Maryland: including Washington DC 917.55 M818
The rough guide to Southwest USA 917.9 R856

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LARGE PRINT
Fiction
A.J. Finn The woman in the window Large Print Finn
Robert Harris Munich Large Print Harris

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AUDIOBOOKS
Fiction
A. J. Finn The woman in the window CD Fic Finn

Nonfiction
Francisco Cantú The line becomes a river: dispatches from the border CD 363.285 C233
David Giffels Furnishing eternity 306.874 G457
Nadine Burke Harris The deepest well: healing the long-term effects of childhood adversity CD 618.92 H313
Zadie Smith Feel free CD 824.914 S642
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MAGAZINES

Journal of Alta California

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CDs

Jazz & Blues
Les Paul The best of Les Paul, Mary Ford: the Capitol years CD Jazz Paul

BOOKS

FICTION
Will Boast Daphne
Matt Haig How to stop time
Lisa Halliday Asymmetry
Kristin Hannah The great alone
Kristan Higgins Now that you mention it
Tayari Jones An American marriage
Jojo Moyes Still me
Sigrid Nunez The friend
Laksmi Pamuntjak The Birdwoman's palate
Jessica Shattuck The women in the castle
Julia Sonneborn By the book

Historical Fiction
Mary Lynn Bracht...

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Myles Cooper

In 2020, Michael Tilson Thomas will step down as Musical Director of San Francisco Symphony after 25 years. To pay tribute to the conductor, we’ve created a music CD display on 3A with titles that span “MTT’s” career including his work with London Symphony Orchestra and New World Symphony. MTT is known for championing  20th-century iconoclasts like Charles Ives, Steve Reich, and Morton Feldman. Mechanics’ is home to a large collection of 20th-century classical music, including pieces by these composers conducted by MTT. Stop by our new display on 3A and reflect on MTT’s career.

 

Did you know CDs can be enjoyed in the library? We have portable CD players and headphones one can check out from the 3rd Floor Information Desk.

 

In 2020, Michael Tilson Thomas will step down as Musical Director of San Francisco Symphony after 25 years. To pay tribute to the conductor, we’ve created a music CD display on 3A with titles that span “MTT’s” career including his work with London Symphony Orchestra and New World Symphony. MTT is known for championing  20th-century iconoclasts like Charles Ives, Steve Reich, and Morton Feldman. Mechanics’ is home to a large collection of 20th-century classical music, including pieces by these composers conducted by MTT. Stop by our new display on 3A and reflect on MTT’s career.

 

Did you know CDs can be enjoyed in the library? We have portable CD players and headphones one can check out from the 3rd Floor Information Desk.

 

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by
Cherilyn Banson

BOOKS

FICTION
Jillian Medoff This could hurt
Douglas Preston City of endless night

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Mick Herron This is what happened
Kem Nunn Chance

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NONFICTION

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
John Boardman The history of Greek vases: potters, painters & pictures 738.3 B662
Antony Penrose Man Ray/Lee Miller: partners in Surrealism 709.22 P964
Skyscraper gothic: medieval style & modernist buildings 720.483 M978

Biography & Genealogy
Ruth Scurr John Aubrey: my own life 92 A895
David C. Ward Charles Willson Peale: art & selfhood in the early republic 92 P359

Business & Economics
Luke L. Wiley The 52-week low formula: a contrarian strategy that lowers risk, beats the market & overcomes human emotion 332.6 W676

Food & Drink
Kathryn Bruton Skinny soups: 80 flavor-packed recipes of less than 300 calories 641.813 B913

Health & Medicine
Ronald Goldman Circumcision: the hidden trauma: how an American cultural practice affects infants & ultimately us all 617.46 G619
Elson M. Haas The new detox diet: the complete guide for lifelong vitality with recipes, menus & detox plans 613.2 H112
Raphael Kellman The whole brain diet: the microbiome solution to heal depression, anxiety & mental fog without prescription drugs 616.8527 K294

History
Lee Bruno Misfits, merchants & mayhem: tales from San Francisco's historic waterfront, 1849-1934 979.461 B898
William J. Bulman Anglican Enlightenment: Orientalism, Religion & Politics in England & its Empire, 1648-1715 942.06 B938
Wendy Marie Hoofnagle The continuity of the conquest: Charlemagne & Anglo-Norman imperialism 942.02 H778
Richard Cullen Rath How early America sounded 973.2 R234

Home & Family Management
Margareta Magnusson The gentle art of Swedish death cleaning: how to free yourself & your family from a lifetime of clutter 648.5 M199

Law
Bill Griffiths An introduction to early English law 349.42 G855
Michael Sfard The wall & the gate: Israel, Palestine & the legal battle for human rights 342.56 S453

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Albert Ellis A new guide to rational living 158.1 E471
The gospel of Sri Ramakrishna 181.4 R165
Alessandro Scafi Mapping paradise: a history of heaven on earth 236.24 S278m
Jeremy Vaeni Urgency 100 V125

Social Sciences & Current Events
Gunther Barth City people: the rise of modern city culture in nineteenth-century America 307.76 B284
C.M. Woolgar The great household in late medieval England 306.0942 W913

Sports & Games
James Weir Card tricks 795.43 W425

Travel & Geography
Bradt Serbia 914.971 B812
Eyewitness England's South Coast 914.22 E975
Eyewitness Morocco 916.4 E975
Insight Explore Dubai 915.357 I592
Lonely Planet Beijing 915.1156 L847
Lonely Planet Ethiopia & Djibouti 916.3 L847
Lonely Planet Romania & Bulgaria 914.98 L847
Lonely Planet The solo travel handbook: practical tips & inspiration for a safe, fun & fearless trip 910.202 L847s
Lonely Planet Botswana & Namibia 916.88 L847
Insight London city guide 914.21 I592
Lonely Planet Africa 916 L847
Lonely Planet West Africa 916.6 L847

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AUDIOBOOKS

Nonfiction
Richard Baum The fall & rise of China CD 951 B347
Joseph Turow The aisles have eyes CD 658.834 T956
Meik Wiking The little book of lykke: secrets of the world's happiest people CD 158.1 W663L

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EAUDIOBOOKS
Tim Akers The iron hound
Kianna Alexander Back to your love
Martin Bossenbroek The Boer war
Jim Butcher Urban enemies
Colin Cotterill The rat catchers' olympics
Nadine Dorries The mothers of lovely lane
Brenda Hampton Black president: the world will never be the same
Donna Ingham Texas bigger & brighter: 50 iconic lone star people, places & things
Lisa Renee Johnson Dangerous consequences
Elmer Kelton Manhunters
John Kessel The moon & the other
Karl Ove Knausgaard Autumn
Aya De Leon Uptown thief
Gail Z. Martin Scourge
Mike McCormack Solar bones
Eleanor Moran Too close for comfort
Cuyler Overholt A promise of ruin
Tony Parsons Die last
Benjamin Percy The dark net
Jamie Pope Hope blooms
Caro Ramsay Rat run
Walter Stahr Stanton: Lincoln's War Secretary
Jane Thynne Solitaire
Lynne Truss The lunar cats
Harry Turtledove Armistice
Carrie Vaughn Bannerless
Susan May Warren Wild Montana skies
Leah Weiss If the creek don't rise
J.D. Wilkes The vine that ate the south
Karen Witemeyer Heart on the line
David Young Stasi child

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DVDs

Classics
Humoresque
Marked woman

Drama
Beau Brummell: this charming man
Poster boy

Foreign Language
13 assassins = Jūsannin no shikaku DVD Japanese
The deluge = Potop DVD European

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
American gangster
The chase

Nonfiction
Qigong for cleansing DVD 613.714 Q12
Qigong for stress relief with Francesco Garripoli & Daisy Lee-Garripoli DVD 613.714 Q12s
Ricky Martin One night only DVD 781.63 M379
Ringers: lord of the fans DVD 791.43 R581
Without you I'm nothing DVD 792.2 B527

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CDs
Classical
Claude Debussy Mélodies CD Classical Debussy
the Boston Camerata A Renaissance Christmas CD Classical Boston Camerata

Opera
Georges Bizet Les pêcheurs de perles CD Opera Bizet
Arrigo Boito Mefistofele CD Classical Boito
Osvaldo Golijov Ainadamar = Fountain of tears CD Opera Golijov
Richard Wagner Der Ring des Nibelungen CD Opera Wagner

Popular
Arnaldo Antunes Tribalistas CD Pop Antunes

BOOKS

FICTION
Jillian Medoff This could hurt
Douglas Preston City of endless night

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Mick Herron This is what happened
Kem Nunn Chance

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NONFICTION

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
John Boardman The history of Greek vases: potters, painters & pictures 738.3 B662
Antony Penrose Man Ray/Lee Miller: partners in Surrealism 709.22 P964
Skyscraper gothic: medieval style & modernist buildings 720.483 M978

Biography & Genealogy
Ruth Scurr John Aubrey: my own life 92 A895
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by
Cherilyn Banson

BOOKS

FICTION
Xhenet Aliu Brass
Jacob M. Appel Millard Salter's last day
Leslie Cohen This love story will self-destruct
Leif Enger So brave, young & handsome
Emma Glass Peach
Kent Haruf The tie that binds
Dara Horn Eternal life
Thomas Pierce The afterlives
Mary Shelley Frankenstein: the 1818 text

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Carol Goodman The widow's house
Lauren Doyle Owens The other side of everything
Randall Silvis Walking the bones
Adi Tantimedh Her beautiful monster
Sarah Vaughan Anatomy of a scandal
Jessica Fellowes The Mitford murders

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Mimi Pond The customer is always wrong 741.5 P796c comics

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NONFICTION

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Ben Long Complete digital photography 775 L848
Robert Storr: interviews on art 709.22 S886
Molly Suber Thorpe Modern calligraphy: everything you need to know to get started in script calligraphy 745.61 T518
Ian Jenkins The Parthenon sculptures 733.3 J521

Biography & Genealogy
Helena Jobim Antonio Carlos Jobim: an illuminated man 92 J627
William C. Rempel The gambler: how penniless dropout Kirk Kerkorian became the greatest deal maker in capitalist history 92 K396

Business & Economics
Gretchen Bakke The grid: the fraying wires between Americans & our energy future 333.79 B168
John C. Bogle The little book of common sense investing: the only way to guarantee your fair share of stock market returns 332.6327 B675c

Food & Drink
Bonnie Frumkin Morales Kachka: a return to Russian cooking 641.5947 M828

Health & Medicine
Jennifer Koslo Lower your blood pressure: a 21 day DASH diet meal plan to decrease blood pressure naturally 616.13 K864
Lynne Robinson The pilates prescription for back pain: a comprehensive program for developing & maintaining a healthy back 617.5 R658
Nicolas Culpeper Culpeper's complete herbal & English physician 615.321 C968
Colin Spencer The gay Kama Sutra 613.96 S745
Selene Yeager The men's health big book of 15 minute workouts 613.7 Y37

History
David Cay Johnston It's even worse than you think: what the Trump administration is doing to America 973.933 J721
Karl Shaw Oddballs & eccentrics 920.02 S534
Leonard Dominic Stefanelli Garbage: the saga of a boss scavenger in San Francisco 979.461 S816
Rosemary Ashton One hot summer: Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli & the great stink of 1858 942.1 A828
J.M. Roberts The new History of the world 909 R64

Home & Family Management
Donald Olson The California garden tour: the 50 best gardens to visit in the Golden State 635.0979 O524

Languages & Linguistics
Bradley's Arnold Latin prose composition 478.2 A752
Zeljko Cipris Making sense of Japanese grammar: a clear guide through common problems 495.6 C577
Robert Hasenfratz Reading Old English 429.5 H348
Tim R. Matheson Japanese verbs: saying what you mean 495.6 M427
Stephen Matthews Cantonese: a comprehensive grammar 495.1 M438
William McClure Using Japanese: a guide to contemporary usage 495.6 M128
R.I. Page An introduction to English runes 417.7 P132
Yip Po-ching Basic Chinese: a grammar & workbook 495.1 Y519
Masatoshi Yoshida Kodansha's furigana Japanese dictionary: Japanese-English, English-Japanese 495.63 K769
Yip Po-ching Intermediate Chinese: a grammar & workbook 495.1 Y519i

Literature & Writing
Maud Casey The art of mystery: the search for questions 809.3 C338
J.M. Coetzee Late essays, 2006-2017 809 C673L
David Corbett The art of character: creating memorable characters for fiction, film & tv 808.3 C789
Devin Kelly In this quiet church of night I say amen 811.6 K295
Barbara McVeigh Redemption: how Ronald Reagan nearly ruined my life 818 M176

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Alex Bellos Here's looking at Euclid: from counting ants to games of chance, an awe-inspiring journey through the world of numbers 513 B447
David R. Montgomery Growing a revolution: bringing our soil back to life 577.57 M787
Harold Mooney (editor) Ecosystems of California 577.09 M818
Obi Kaufmann The California field atlas 557.94 K214

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Jeff Bach Voices of the turtledoves: the sacred world of Ephrata 286 B118
Mary K. Greer Understanding the tarot court 133.324 G816
Nick Ortner The tapping solution: a revolutionary system for stress-free living 155.9 O779
Katherine Ozment Grace without God: the search for meaning, purpose & belonging in secular age 200.973 O997
Courtney Weber Tarot for one: the art of reading for yourself 133.324 W373
Eckhart Tolle Practicing the power of now: essential teachings, meditations & exercises from the power of now 204.4 T651

Politics & Government
Christopher H. Achen Democracy for realists: why elections do not produce responsive government 320.973 A177

Social Sciences & Current Events
Kevin Allocca Videocracy: how YouTube is changing the world... with double rainbows, singing foxes & other trends we can't stop watching 303.4833 A441
Elizabeth Anderson Private government: how employers rule our lives (and why we don't talk about it) 306.36 A545
Medea Benjamin Drone warfare: killing by remote control 355.009 B468
Richard Bookstaber The end of theory: financial crises, the failure of economics & the sweep of human interaction 338.54 B724
Dave Eggers The monk of Mokha 338.766 E295
Anna Feigenbaum Tear gas: from the battlefields of World War I to the streets of today 363.32 F297
Roger H. Martin Racing Odysseus: a college president becomes a freshman again 378.1 M379
Ijeoma Oluo So you want to talk about race 305.8 O529
Adam Segal The hacked world order: how nations fight, trade, maneuver & manipulate in the digital age 327.1 S454
Krista Halverson (editor) Shakespeare & Company, Paris: a history of the rag & bone shop of the heart 381.45 H197
David Pilgrim Watermelons, nooses & straight razors: stories from the Jim Crow Museum 305.896 P638

Sports & Games
Peter Shotwell Beginning go 794.4 S559

Travel & Geography
Eyewitness Jerusalem, Israel, Petra & Sinai 915.694 E97
Eyewitness South Africa 916.8 E97
Anthony Lambert Switzerland: a guide to exploring the country by public transport 914.94 B81
Moon Utah 917.92 M818
National Geographic Japan 915.2 N277
David Sayers Azores: the Bradt travel guide 914.699 B81
Rick Steves' Vienna Salzburg & Tirol 914.36 S848
Time Out London 914.21 T583
Time Out New York 917.471 T583

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS
Fiction
R.J. Palacio Wonder Child Palacio
Christine Tagg Who will you meet on Scary Street? Child Tagg

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EBOOKS
Julie Barlow The Bonjour effect: the secret codes of French conversation revealed
Dale E. Bredesen The end of Alzheimer's: the first program to prevent & reverse cognitive decline
Tina Brown The Vanity fair diaries: 1983-1992
Mark L. Chambers Macs for seniors for dummies
Anthony Davenport Your score: an insider's secrets to understanding, controlling & protecting your credit score
Stephen Greenblatt The rise & fall of Adam & Eve
Max Lucado Anxious for nothing: finding calm in a chaotic world
Margareta Magnusson The gentle art of Swedish death cleaning: how to free yourself & your family from a lifetime of clutter
Dawna Markova Reconcilable differences: connecting in a disconnected world
Jonathan Peterson Social security for dummies
Lynn Stout The shareholder value myth: how putting shareholders first harms investors, corporations & the public
J. Randy Taraborrelli Jackie, Janet & Lee: the secret lives of Janet Auchincloss & her daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis & Lee Radziwill
Peter Temin The vanishing middle class: prejudice & power in a dual economy
The Best American Magazine Writing 2016
The cities book: a journey through the best cities in the world
The O. Henry prize stories 2017
Greta Van Susteren Everything you need to know about social media: (without calling a kid)
Meik Wiking The little book of lykke: secrets of the world's happiest people

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DVDs

Comedy
Guess who's coming to dinner

Drama
Liberty Heights

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
A kiss before dying
Deathtrap
Swordfish

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
The island of Dr. Moreau

BOOKS

FICTION
Xhenet Aliu Brass
Jacob M. Appel Millard Salter's last day
Leslie Cohen This love story will self-destruct
Leif Enger So brave, young & handsome
Emma Glass Peach
Kent Haruf The tie that binds
Dara Horn Eternal life
Thomas Pierce The afterlives
Mary Shelley Frankenstein: the 1818 text

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Carol Goodman The widow's house
Lauren Doyle Owens The other side of...

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Cherilyn Banson

BOOKS

FICTION
Jane Hamilton The excellent Lombards
Charles Portis Masters of Atlantis
David Szalay London & the south-east
Aliya Whiteley The beauty
Steve Yarbrough The unmade world

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Jonathan Moore The night market
Nick Petrie Light it up
Michael Pronko The last train
Leila Slimani The perfect nanny
Lara Dearman The Devil's Claw
Robert Harris Munich

Short Stories
Philip K. Dick We can remember it for you wholesale Fic Dick
Denis Johnson The largesse of the sea maiden Fic Johnson

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Larry Gonick Hypercapitalism: the modern economy, its values & how to change them 330.12 G638 comics
Cyril Pedrosa Portugal 741.5 P372 comics

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Erica McAlister The secret life of flies 595.77 M114
Christoph Ribbat Flickering light: a history of neon 621.32 R483

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Andrew J. Clark Understanding Greek vases: a guide to terms, styles & techniques 738.3 C592
B.F. Cook The Elgin marbles 733 C771
Donald Scarinci Coin of the Year: Celebrating Three Decades of the Best in Coin Design & Craftsmanship 737.4 S285

Biography & Genealogy
Stephen Davis Gold dust woman: the biography of Stevie Nicks 92 N632
Hans Magnus Enzensberger Tumult 92 E619

Business & Economics
Chris Guillebeau Side hustle: from idea to income in 27 days 658.1 G958
Josh Ryan-Collins Rethinking the economics of land & housing 333.3 R988
Carl J. Schramm Burn the business plan: what great entrepreneurs really do 658.11 S377

Chess
Jesus de la Villa Dismantling the Sicilian: a complete modern repertoire for white 794.122 V712

Computer Science
Tariq Rashid Make your own neural network 006.32 R224

Food & Drink
America's Test Kitchen, Kitchen hacks: how clever cooks get things done 641.5 A512k
Fannie Merritt Farmer Fannie Farmer 1896 cook book 641.5 F233
Ken Forkish The elements of pizza: unlocking the secrets to world-class pies at home 641.82 F721

Health & Medicine
Carolyn Thomas A woman's guide to living with heart disease 616.12 T454
Irvin D. Yalom Becoming myself: a psychiatrist's memoir 616.89 Y191

History
Richard Hurley California & the Civil War 979.404 H965
Daniel C. Kramer Staten Island: conservative bastion in a liberal city 974.71 K894
Joshua Levine Dunkirk: the history behind the major motion picture 940.542 L665
Amelia Sue Marshall East Bay hills: a brief history 979.465 M367
Jennifer Rudolph (editor) The China questions: critical insights into a rising power 951.06 R917
Iain Sinclair The last London: true fictions from an unreal city 942.1 S616L
Eric Hazan The Invention of Paris: a history in footsteps 944.36 H428
Alan West-Durán Cuba: a cultural history 972.91 W516

Languages & Linguistics
David Burke More street French: slang, idioms & popular expletives 447 B959m
David Burke Street French: how to speak & understand French slang 447 B959

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
David Lee Nature's fabric: leaves in science & culture 581.4 L477

Performing Arts & Music
June Carolyn Erlick Telenovelas in pan-Latino context 791.45 E69

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
David Berlinski The Devil's delusion: atheism & its scientific pretensions 215 B515
Mark Epstein Advice not given: a guide to getting over yourself 294.34 E645
Michael Furie Supermarket magic: creating spells, brews, potions & powders from everyday ingredients 133.4 F984
Anjali Kumar Stalking God: my unorthodox search for something to believe in 204.092 K963
Hugo Mercier The enigma of reason 128.3 M555
Thich Nhat Hanh How to love 294.3 N576
Julia Samuel Grief works: stories of life, death & surviving 155.93 S193

Politics & Government
Dinesh D'Souza The big lie: exposing the Nazi roots of the American left 320.51 D811
David Frum Trumpocracy: the corruption of the American republic 973.933 F944
Michael Wolff Fire & fury: inside the Trump White House 973.933 W855

Social Sciences & Current Events
Scott Adams Win bigly: persuasion in a world where facts don't matter 303.34 A211
Susan Wise Bauer Rethinking school: how to take charge of your child's education 371.19 B344
Vyvyan Evans The Emoji code: the linguistics behind smiley faces & scaredy cats 302.222 E924
Amy Goldstein Janesville: an American story 330.977 G624
Jim Motavalli High voltage: the fast track to plug in the auto industry 338.4762 M917
Christine Negroni The crash detectives: investigating the world's most mysterious air disasters 363.124 N394
The Women's March Together we rise: behind the scenes at the protest heard round the world 305.42 W872
Chantal Trubert-Tollu The House of Worth 1858-1954: the birth of haute couture 391 T865

Travel & Geography
Eyewitness Australia 919.4 E975
Eyewitness Brazil 918.1 E975
Eyewitness Czech & Slovak Republics 914.37 E975

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LARGE PRINT
Fiction
Min Jin Lee Pachinko Large Print Lee

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AUDIOBOOKS

Nonfiction
Cory Taylor Dying: a memoir CD 128.5 T238

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EBOOKS
Robert Bausch In the Fall They Come Back
Elizabeth Berg The story of Arthur Truluv
Marc Cameron Tom Clancy's power & empire
Andrea Camilleri The pyramid of mud
David Casarett The missing guests of the Magic Grove hotel
Jennifer Chiaverini Enchantress of numbers
C.J. Cooke I know my name
Robert Crais The wanted
Garry Disher Signal loss
Harry Dolan The man in the crooked hat
Karen Ellis Map of the dark
Sam Graham-Felsen Green
Andrew Grant False witness
Nick Harkaway Gnomon
Robert Harris Munich
Denis Johnson The largesse of the sea maiden
Rachel Joyce The music shop
Jayne Ann Krentz Promise not to tell
Mira T. Lee Everything here is beautiful
Lawrence H. Levy Last stop in Brooklyn
Peter Lovesey Beau Death
Martin Merz Little Reunions
Jonathan Moore The night market
Katherine Hall Page The body in the casket
Nick Petrie Light it up
Douglas Preston City of endless night
Deanna Raybourn A treacherous curse
P.Z. Reizin Happiness for humans
Elif Shafak Three Daughters of Eve
Sam Shepard Spy of the first person
Brad Taylor Operator down
C. J. Tudor The chalk man
Tursten, Helene Protected by the Shadows
Andy Weir Artemis
Tim Wirkus The infinite future
Stuart Woods Unbound
Leni Zumas Red Clocks

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DVDs

Nonfiction
Tai chi: 6 forms ; 6 easy lessons DVD 613.71 T12
Tai chi: the 24 forms DVD 613.71 T129

BOOKS

FICTION
Jane Hamilton The excellent Lombards
Charles Portis Masters of Atlantis
David Szalay London & the south-east
Aliya Whiteley The beauty
Steve Yarbrough The unmade world

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Jonathan Moore The night market
Nick Petrie Light it up
Michael Pronko The last train
Leila Slimani The perfect nanny
Lara Dearman The Devil's Claw
Robert Harris Munich

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With the welcoming of a new year, we often are motivated by the feeling of a fresh start and set new goals such as exercising more or eating more healthfully. Whether it’s learning to take better care of yourself or read a hundred books this year, our collection has plenty of audio books to help with your New Year’s Resolution. In just a few hours of listening, you can discover how to deal with stress, manage your money and more! Ok, it'll take some follow up effort too but these picks should help you get started.

The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin

The Upside of Stress by Kelly McGonigal

What Money Can’t Buy by Michael Sandel

If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face By Alan Alda

You: The Owner’s Manual by Michael Roizen

You: Being Beautiful by Michael Roizen

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

 

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With the welcoming of a new year, we often are motivated by the feeling of a fresh start and set new goals such as exercising more or eating more healthfully. Whether it’s learning to take better care of yourself or read a hundred books this year, our collection has plenty of audio books to help with your New Year’s Resolution. In just a few hours of listening, you can discover how to deal with stress, manage your money and more! Ok, it'll take some follow up effort too but these picks should help you get started.

The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin

The Upside of Stress by Kelly McGonigal

What Money Can’t Buy by Michael Sandel

If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face By Alan Alda

You: The Owner’s Manual by Michael Roizen

You: Being Beautiful by...

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BOOKS

FICTION
Naima Coster Halsey Street
Robin MacArthur Heart spring mountain
Lucy Hughes-Hallett Peculiar ground
Ali Smith Winter
Chloe Benjamin The immortalists
Hallgrímur Helgason Woman at 1,000 degrees

Historical Fiction
Gregory Blake Smith The maze at Windermere

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Luca D'Andrea Beneath the mountain
Michel Bussi Black Water lilies
Nathaniel Rich King Zeno
A.J. Finn The woman in the window
Christopher J. Yates Grist Mill Road
Boris Akunin The state counsellor
Sujata Massey The widows of Malabar Hill
Louisa Luna Two girls down

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Seanan McGuire Beneath the sugar sky
Nick Harkaway Gnomon
Joe Haldeman The forever war

Short Stories
Dave McKean (editor) The Weight of words SS M154

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Julia Wertz Tenements, towers & trash: an unconventional illustrated history of New York City 974.71 W499 comics

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Scott Kelly Endurance: a year in space, a lifetime of discovery 629.45 K295

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Julie Adair King Digital photography for dummies 778.3 K521
Jewel Stern Modernism in American silver: 20th-century design 739.23 S839
Gail Buckland Who shot sports: a photographic history, 1843 to the present 779.979 B924
Rob Sheppard Landscape photography: from snapshots to great shots 778.93 S549

Biography & Genealogy
Edward O. Thorp A man for all markets: from Las Vegas to Wall Street, how I beat the dealer & the market 92 T517
Richard Branson Losing my virginity: how I survived, had fun & made a fortune doing business my way 92 B822

Books, Reading, Publishing, Journalism, Library & Information Science
George Melloan Free people, free markets: how the Wall Street journal opinion pages shaped America 071.4 M527
Mark Purcell The country house library 027.1 P985

Business & Economics
Gerard Helferich An unlikely trust: Theodore Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan & the improbable partnership that remade American business 330.973 H474
Chris Burniske Cryptoassets: the innovative investor's guide to bitcoin & beyond 332.178 B966
Sean Ellis Hacking growth: how today's fastest-growing companies drive breakout success 658 E471
Matthew Pollard The introvert's edge: how the quiet & shy can outsell anyone 658.85 P771
Camille Fournier The manager's path: a guide for tech leaders navigating growth & change 658.3 F778
Carter Cast The right--and wrong--stuff: how brilliant careers are made & unmade 650.1 C346
Kevin Hjortshøj O'Rourke (editor) The spread of modern industry to the periphery since 1871 338.09 S768
The tao of Charlie Munger: a compilation of quotes from Berkshire Hathaway's vice chairman on life, business & the pursuit of wealth 332.6 M966
Timothy Ferriss Tribe of mentors: short life advice from the best in the world 650.1 F39t
Jesse Mecham You need a budget: the proven system for breaking the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle, getting out of debt & living the life you want 332.024 M486
Anthony Davenport Your score: an insider's secrets to understanding, controlling & protecting your credit score 332.7 D247

Food & Drink
Christine Ingram Vegetarian & vegetable cooking: the essential encyclopedia of healthy eating 641.5636 I542

Health & Medicine
Martha Clare Morris Diet for the mind: the latest science on what to eat to prevent Alzheimer's & cognitive decline-- from the creator of the MIND diet 616.831 M875
Victoria Sweet Slow medicine: the way to healing 610 S974
Baxter Bell Yoga for healthy aging: a guide to lifelong well-being 613.7 B433

History
Andrew Paul Mele Italian Staten Island 974.71 M519
Vanessa R. Schwartz Modern France: a very short introduction 944 S399
Clare Mulley The women who flew for Hitler: a true story of soaring ambition & searing rivalry 940.5449 M958
David Stevenson 1917: war, peace & revolution 940.3 S847

Home & Family Management
Jinny Blom The thoughtful gardener 712.2 B653

Languages & Linguistics
ShaoLan Hsueh Chineasy everyday: learning Chinese through its culture 495.1 H873

Literature & Writing
John Freeman How to read a novelist 808.3 F855
MLA Handbook 808 M689
Stephen Colbert's midnight confessions 818.602 C684

Performing Arts & Music
Terry Burrows The art of sound: a visual history for audiophiles 780.266 B972

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Eric Barker Barking up the wrong tree: the surprising science behind why everything you know about success is (mostly) wrong 158.1 B255
Haiming Wen Chinese philosophy 181.1 W467
Michael Shermer Heavens on earth: the scientific search for the afterlife, immortality & utopia 202.3 S553
Hattie Bryant I'll have it my way 179.7 B915
Philip Stokes Philosophy: 100 essential thinkers 109.2 S874
Nigel Warburton Philosophy: the classics 109 W254
Bryan W. Van Norden Taking back philosophy: a multicultural manifesto 101 V269
Abigail Marsh The fear factor: how one emotion connects altruists, psychopaths & everyone in-between 152.46 M365
Gretchen Rubin The four tendencies: the indispensable personality profiles that reveal how to make your life better (and other people's lives better, too) 155.2 R896
Robert H. Lustig The hacking of the American mind: the science behind the corporate takeover of our bodies & brains 152.42 L972
Nigel Warburton. Thinking from A to Z 153.43 W254
Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek Utilitarianism: a very short introduction 171.5 L431

Reference
Keith Jones (editor) Cancer sourcebook 616.994 C215
Robert H. Pantell Taking care of your child: a parent's illustrated guide to complete medical care 618.92 P197

Social Sciences & Current Events
Paulin Ismard Democracy's slaves: a political history of ancient Greece 306.362 I83
Gilles Kepel Terror in France: the rise of jihad in the west 363.325 K38t
Esther Perel The state of affairs: rethinking infidelity 306.736 P437
Brooke Erin Duffy (Not) getting paid to do what you love: gender, social media & aspirational work 302.23 D858
Michael Walzer A foreign policy for the Left 327.101 W242
Dieter Helm Burn out: the endgame for fossil fuels 333.82 H478
Jack Loeffler (editor) Voices of counterculture in the Southwest 306.1 L825

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AUDIOBOOKS

Nonfiction
Jennifer Romolini Weird in a World That's Not: A Career Guide for Misfits, F*ckups & Failures CD 650.1 R766
Sara Wachter-Boettcher Technically wrong: sexist apps, biased algorithms & other threats of toxic tech CD 303.4834 W114

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EBOOKS
Fiction
Rachel Rhys A dangerous crossing
Carla Cassidy Annie & the Outlaw & Her Cowboy Distraction--Annie & the Outlaw: The Wild West Series, Book 4
Bernard Cornwell Fools & mortals
Robin MacArthur Heart spring mountain
Lucy Hughes-Hallett Peculiar ground
Allegra Huston Say my name
Sarah Tarkoff Sinless
Nicci French Sunday silence
Neil Olson The black painting
Linda Lael Miller The bridegroom
Alex Gray The Swedish Girl: Lorimer & Brightman Series, Book 10
Jillian Medoff This could hurt

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DVDs

Nonfiction
Big idea DVD 791.43 B592

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CDs
Classical
Shai Wosner Impromptu: Beethoven, Chopin, Dvorak, Gershwin, Ives, Liszt & Schubert CD Classical Wosner
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky Symphonies 1, 2 & 5 CD Classical Tchaikovsky

Jazz & Blues
Vijay Iyer Sextet Far from over CD Jazz Iyer
Ahmad Jamal Marseille CD Jazz Jamal

Popular
LCD Soundsystem American dream CD Pop LCD Soundsystem
U2 Songs of experience CD Pop U2
Bob Dylan Trouble no more: bootleg series. Vol. 13, 1979-1981 CD Pop Dylan

BOOKS

FICTION
Naima Coster Halsey Street
Robin MacArthur Heart spring mountain
Lucy Hughes-Hallett Peculiar ground
Ali Smith Winter
Chloe Benjamin The immortalists
Hallgrímur Helgason Woman at 1,000 degrees

Historical Fiction
Gregory Blake Smith The maze at Windermere

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Luca D'Andrea Beneath the mountain
Michel Bussi Black Water lilies
Nathaniel Rich King Zeno
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BOOKS

FICTION
Sonali Dev A distant heart
Neel Mukherjee A state of freedom
Julie Murphy Dumplin'
Sam Graham-Felsen Green
William H. Gass Omensetter's luck
Simon Sebag Montefiore Red sky at noon
Becky Albertalli Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens agenda
Patrick Modiano Such fine boys
Cherie Dimaline The marrow thieves
Gary Barwin Yiddish for pirates
Rachel Joyce The music shop

Historical Fiction
William T. Vollmann Fathers & crows

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Jeffrey Siger An Aegean April
Jennifer Ashley Death below stairs
John Bude Death makes a prophet
Thomas Perry The bomb maker
Andrea Camilleri The pyramid of mud
Robert Crais The wanted
Gary Blackwood Bucket's list
Andrew Grant False witness
Barbara Hambly Murder in July
Stuart Woods Unbound

Short Stories
Martin Edwards (editor) The long arm of the law: classic police stories SS L849

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NONFICTION

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
William Morrison Broadway theatres: history & architecture 792.0974 M878
Darryl Wheye Humans, nature & birds: science art from cave walls to computer screens 704.943 W569
Donn Salt Stone, bone & jade 736.24 S176
Todd Hido Todd Hido on landscapes, interiors & the nude 778.9 H632
Uta Barth: ... & of time 779.092 B284

Biography & Genealogy
Caroline Fraser Prairie fires: the American dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder 92 W673f

Business & Economics
Jennifer Romolini Weird in a world that's not: a career guide for misfits, f*ckups & failures 650.1 R766

Computer Science
Larry Ullman PHP & MySQL for dynamic web sites 005.1 P57u
Cory Althoff The self-taught programmer 005.1 A467

Food & Drink
Tsehai Fessehatsion Auntie Tsehai cooks: a guide to making authentic Ethiopian & Eritrean cuisine 641.5963 F413

Health & Medicine
Héctor García Ikigai: the Japanese secret to a long & happy life 613 G216
Gloria Valoris Overcome hoarding & transform your life: how to choose hope & life instead of things 616.8522 V199
Ridha Arem The thyroid solution: a revolutionary mind-body program for regaining your emotional & physical health 616.44 A679
Meredith Wadman The vaccine race: science, politics & the human costs of defeating disease 614.5 W123

History
Nicholas Blincoe Bethlehem: biography of a town 956.94 B648
Shelby Foote Shelby Foote, the Civil War, a narrative 973.7 F68c
Rick Beyer The Ghost Army of World War II: How One Top-Secret Unit Deceived the Enemy with Inflatable Tanks, Sound Effects & Other Audacious Fakery 940.5486 B573
Ron Field Silent witness: the Civil War through photography & its photographers 973.7 F453
Shaun Walker The long hangover: Putin's new Russia & the ghosts of the past 947.086 W177
Daniel J. Sharfstein Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard & the Nez Perce War 979.5 S531

Law
Stephen Fishman Every landlord's tax deduction guide 343.052 F537e

Literature & Writing
Annie Finch A poet's craft: a comprehensive guide to making & sharing your poetry 808.1 F492
Ursula K. Le Guin No time to spare: thinking about what matters 818 L521n
Homer The Odyssey 881 H76wi

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Christopher Kemp The lost species: great expeditions in the collections of natural history museums 508 K321

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Jen Hatmaker 7: an experimental mutiny against excess: clothes, shopping, waste, food, possessions, media, stress 248 H364
John Bargh Before you know it: the unconscious reasons we do what we do 154.2 B251
Massimo Pigliucci How to be a stoic: using ancient philosophy to live a modern life 188 P631
Thich Nhat Hanh How to fight 294.3 N57f
Richard Elliott Friedman The Exodus: how it happened & why it matters 222.12 F911
Meik Wiking The little book of lykke: secrets of the world's happiest people 158.1 W663L
Michael Puett The path: what Chinese philosophers can teach us about the good life 181.1 P977
David McRaney You are now less dumb: how to conquer mob mentality, how to buy happiness & all the other ways to outsmart yourself 153.4 M174
Abigail Williams The social life of books: reading together in the eighteenth-century home 002.09 W721

Social Sciences & Current Events
Stewart E. Tolnay A festival of violence: an analysis of Southern lynchings, 1882-1930 364.1 T652
Andrew Fisher Big hunger: the unholy alliance between corporate America & anti-hunger groups 363.8 F533
Rosemary Mahoney For the benefit of those who see: dispatches from the world of the blind 371.91 M216
Trebor Scholz (editor) Ours to hack & to own: the rise of platform cooperativism, a new vision for the future of work & a fairer internet 383.4833 S368
Sara Wachter-Boettcher Technically wrong: sexist apps, biased algorithms & other threats of toxic tech 303.4834 W114
William H. Miller, Jr. The fabulous interiors of the great ocean liners in historic photographs 387.2 M647f
William H. Miller, Jr. The first great ocean liners in photographs: 193 views, 1897-1927 387.2 M647g
William H. Miller, Jr. The Great luxury liners, 1927-1954: a photographic record 387.2 M647
Peter Temin The vanishing middle class: prejudice & power in a dual economy 339.22 T279
Mary Beard Women & power: a manifesto 305.42 B368
Deborah Tannen You're the only one I can tell: inside the language of women's friendships 302.34 T166

Travel & Geography
Lonely Planet France's best trips: 38 amazing road trips 914.4 L847b
Lonely Planet Italy's best trips: 40 amazing road trips 914.5 L847b
Luisa Grigoletto The 500 hidden secrets of Rome 914.56 G857

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LARGE PRINT
Fiction
George Saunders Lincoln in the bardo Large Print Saunders

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MAGAZINES

Dow theory forecasts
France-Amérique
Investment quality trends
Latitude 38

AUDIOBOOKS
Fiction
Jesmyn Ward Sing, unburied, sing CD Fic Ward

Nonfiction
Michael Wolff Fire & fury: inside the Trump White House CD 973.933 W855
Sean Ellis Hacking growth: how today's fastest-growing companies drive breakout success CD 658 E471
Satya Nadella Hit refresh: the quest to rediscover Microsoft's soul & imagine a better future for everyone CD 338.761 N134
Kim Scott Radical candor: be a kick-ass boss without losing your humanity CD 658.4 S425
Gretchen Rubin The four tendencies: the indispensable personality profiles that reveal how to make your life better (and other people's lives better, too) CD 155.2 R896

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EAUDIOBOOKS
Helene Hanff 84, charing cross road
Alexander McCall Smith A distant view of everything
Joan Johnston Blackthorne's bride
Gary Corby Death on Delos
Scott Williams Haunted Texas: famous phantoms, sinister sites & lingering legends
Jodi Thomas Indigo Lake
Eve Babitz Sex & rage
Jay Posey Sungrazer
Miranda Lee Taken over by the billionaire
Georgie Lee The courtesan's book of secrets
Charles Stross The delirium brief
Sharon Kendrick The housekeeper's awakening
Kaia Roman The joy plan: how i took 30 days to stop worrying, quit complaining & find ridiculous happiness
Ellen Marie Wiseman The life she was given
Carolyn Purnell The sensational past: how the enlightenment changed the way we use our senses
Christie Golden Valerian & the city of a thousand planets

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EBOOKS
Luca D'Andrea Beneath the Mountain
Kristan Higgins Now that you mention it
James Lee Burke Robicheaux
Paullina Simons The girl in Times Square
Mark Henshaw The last man in Tehran
Anna Todd The Spring girls
Robyn Carr The wanderer
A.J. Finn The woman in the window
Tyrell, Johnson Wolves of Winter

BOOKS

FICTION
Sonali Dev A distant heart
Neel Mukherjee A state of freedom
Julie Murphy Dumplin'
Sam Graham-Felsen Green
William H. Gass Omensetter's luck
Simon Sebag Montefiore Red sky at noon
Becky Albertalli Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens agenda
Patrick Modiano Such fine boys
Cherie Dimaline The marrow thieves
Gary Barwin Yiddish for pirates
Rachel Joyce The music shop

Historical Fiction
William T. Vollmann...

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BOOKS

FICTION
Daniel A. Olivas The king of lighting fixtures
Daniel Suarez Change agent
Daniel Keyes Flowers for Algernon

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Sue Ann Jaffarian Thugs & kisses

Short Stories
McSweeney's 51 SS M175
The O. Henry prize stories 2017 SS S67 2017

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Kris Bertin, Alexander Forbes The case of the missing men 741.5 B544 comics
Barry Blitt Blitt 741.5 B649 comics
Julie Maroh Body music 741.5 M354b comics
Hillary Chute Why Comics?: From Underground to Everywhere 741.59 C564 comics

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Harvey Schwartz Building the Golden Gate Bridge: a workers' oral history 624.2 S399
Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz Training the best dog ever: a 5-week program using the power of positive reinforcement 636.7 S985

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Coins of England & the United Kingdom. Decimal issues 737.4 S757d
Coins of England & the United Kingdom. Pre-decimal issues 737.4 S757
Mark Evans John Constable: oil sketches from the Victoria & Albert Museum 750.92 C75be
Christine Sciacca Illuminating women in the medieval world 745.67 S416
Dos Winkel Another world: colours, textures & patterns of the deep 779.3 W773
Tim Flach Endangered 779.32 F571

Biography & Genealogy
Chris Matthews Bobby Kennedy: a raging spirit 92 K3557m

Books, Reading, Publishing, Journalism, Library & Information Science
John Neal Hoover Headlines of history: historic newspapers of St. Louis & the world through the centuries at the St. Louis Mercantile Library Association 071 H789

Chess
Ramesch RB Fundamental chess: logical decision making 794.1 R172

Food & Drink
Best food writing 2017 641 B56 2017
Lily Diamond Kale & Caramel: recipes for body, heart & table 641.563 D537
Nancy Singleton Hachisu Japanese farm food 641.5952 H117
Jill Nussinow Vegan under pressure: perfect vegan meals made quick & easy in your pressure cooker 641.5636 N975
Sarah Owens Toast & jam: modern recipes for rustic baked goods & sweet & savory spreads 641.815 O976
Wilma Paterson Lord Byron's relish: Regency recipes with notes culinary & Byronic 641.5942 P296
Nicole Pisani Ultimate soup cleanse: 60 recipes to reduce, restore, renew & resolve 641.813 P674u
Amy Snyder The everything vegetarian pressure cooker cookbook 641.5636 S675
Marisa Huff Aperitivo: the cocktail culture of Italy: recipes for drinks & small dishes 641.874 H889

History
Stephen Paul DeVillo The Bowery: the strange history of New York's oldest street 974.71 D494
Blaine Harden King of spies: the dark reign of America's spymaster in Korea 951.9 H259
A.J. Jacobs It's all relative: adventures up & down the world's family tree 929.1 J171
Michael G. Laramie King William's War: the first contest for North America, 1689-1697 973.2 L318

Home & Family Management
Emily Ley A simplified life: tactical tools for intentional living 640 L681

Languages & Linguistics
Karen Elizabeth Gordon Out of the loud hound of darkness: a dictionarrative 428 G662

Law
David M. O'Brien Justice Robert H. Jackson's unpublished opinion in Brown v. Board 344.73 O132

Literature & Writing
Amit Chaudhuri Calcutta: two years in the city 828.914 C496
The American Society of Magazine Editors The best American magazine writing 2017 814 B561 2017

Performing Arts & Music
Darryl W. Bullock David Bowie made me gay: 100 years of LGBT music 780.8 B938
David Hepworth Uncommon people: the rise & fall of the rock stars 781.66 H529u
Dave Kehr Movies that mattered: more reviews from a transformative decade 791.43 K269
Ben Urwand The collaboration: Hollywood's pact with Hitler 791.43 U83
Nicholas Hytner Balancing acts: behind the scenes at London's National Theatre 792.094 H999

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Max Lucado Anxious for nothing: finding calm in a chaotic world 248.8 L931
Jonathan K. Crane Eating ethically: religion & science for a better diet 178 C891
Dalai Lama An open heart: practicing compassion in everyday life 294.34 B917o
Dalai Lama The joy of living & dying in peace 294.34 B917

Politics & Government
Corey R. Lewandowski Let Trump be Trump: the inside story of his rise to the presidency 324.973 L669

Reference
Children's writer's & illustrator's market 2018 655.52 C53
Poet's market 2018 655.52 P745
The Chicago manual of style 808 C53 2017
RIA California tax handbook 336.2 P48

Social Sciences & Current Events
Julie Houts Literally me 305.42 H844
John L. Locke Eavesdropping: an intimate history 306.44 L814
George Monbiot Out of the wreckage: a new politics for an age of crisis 306.2 M736
Harvey Schwartz Solidarity stories: an oral history of the ILWU 331.88 S399
Kevin C. Armitage This green & growing land: environmental activism in American history 363.7 A732
Nancy L. Green Other americans in paris: businessmen, countesses, wayward youth, 1880-1941 305.8 G795

Travel & Geography
Gaines Post Jr. Blue bug, red road 917.304 P857
The Michelin guide: San Francisco, Bay Area & Wine Country 2018 917.946 M623
The cities book: a journey through the best cities in the world 910.91 C581

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LARGE PRINT
Fiction
Philippa Gregory The last Tudor Large Print Gregory

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS

Nonfiction
Coyote Peterson's brave adventures: wild animals in a wild world Child 591.5 P485

BOOKS

FICTION
Daniel A. Olivas The king of lighting fixtures
Daniel Suarez Change agent
Daniel Keyes Flowers for Algernon

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Sue Ann Jaffarian Thugs & kisses

Short Stories
McSweeney's 51 SS M175
The O. Henry prize stories 2017 SS S67 2017

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Kris Bertin, Alexander Forbes The case of the missing men 741.5 B544 comics
Barry Blitt Blitt 741.5 B649 comics
Julie Maroh Body music 741.5 M354b comics
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What is art house cinema? Picture a small, independent theater. In your mind’s eye, you’re probably not imagining the latest action movie or Summer blockbuster on the marquee. Instead, you may envision foreign, independent, or art films not intended for the mass-market. Many films that started out in art houses are now found in the collection at Mechanics’ Institute. Below are staff recommendations from the 2nd Floor DVD and Blu-ray display.

Heather says:

I’m still pining for Alejandro Jodorowsky’s unrealized version of one of my favorite books, Dune by Frank Herbert. Fortunately, we have other films by this Chilean-French director, screenwriter, playwright, poet, composer, musician, and graphic novelist to whet our appetite for the surreal – in 1929, film writer David Church called his work “a hybrid blend of mysticism and religious provocation.”

Fando y Lis (Spanish language with subtitles) is an adaptation of a Fernando Arrabal play by the same name. Shot in high-contrast black and white on weekends with a correspondingly tiny budget, the film was first shown at the Acapulco Film Festival in 1968. The plot follows Fando and his girlfriend Lis through a postapocalyptic wasteland in search of the mythical city of Tar, where the true nature of eternity will be revealed. The narrative of the film mimics the workings of the subconscious, leaving much to the audience's interpretation.

The Holy Mountain (English language) is a surrealist fantasy film – directed, written, produced, co-scored, co-edited, with set and costume designs by, and starring Alejandro Jodorowsky! Partially funded by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Jodorowsky’s follow-up to Fando y Lis was shown at Cannes and various international film festivals in 1973. There’s extensive imagery from the tarot deck, and part of the plot involves a case of mistaken identity around the figure of Jesus – with plenty of confusing/interesting musings on the meaning of life. For instance, think of Marla’s iconic line about herself in Fight Club (“The girl is infectious human waste…”), which inspires the defining mantra of Tyler Durden’s space monkeys. One influential line from this film is, “You are excrement. You can change yourself into gold.” No spoilers: while watching this weird, mystical 1973 film, look for the many other ways it has influenced the mainstream modern films you know and love.

Sou says:

"Black Swan's imagery and storytelling were so vivid and memorable that I was compelled to watch it multiple times."

Rhonda says:

“I vote for "Withnail and I," which we have in our collection. If you have not seen this movie, and you like dark comedy, I encourage you to see it. Set in the late 1960's London, two unemployed best friends embark on a self-discovery trip to the English countryside.”

Myles says:

Even if you’ve already seen The Seventh Seal before, I recommend checking out our restored copy of the Swedish existential film by Ingmar Bergman. If you haven’t seen The Seventh Seal, this thought-provoking and beautifully photographed explores religion, faith, and the Black Death. For our Chess Club members, there is an iconic chess game between Antonius Block (Max Von Sydow) and the Death (Bengt Ekerot). Curious who wins? You must watch to find out!

Do you ever dream of writing a celebrated novel? Jep Gambardella, played by Marco Antonio Servillo, is a famous novelist who has retired to a life of parties and writing for a society paper in La Grande Bellezza. What happens to a writer who has spent decades resting on his laurels? Watch Gambardella reflect on love, regret, and his life in picturesque Rome.

Joel recommends:

A Woman Under the Influence - or pretty much any John Cassavetes movie. Cassavetes used his money from acting in Hollywood movies to produce and direct his own low-budget independent movies. The influence of his movies is hard to overstate – he helped define modern American independent film well before the term "indie movie" was ever used. 'A Woman Under the Influence' is one of his best and Gena Rowlands and Peter Falk give two of the most devastating acting performances you'll ever see.

Werckmeister Harmonies – Director Bela Tarr is known for his long-takes that linger and roam around complicated scenes, and this gorgeous film is packed full of them. Set in communist Hungary, the plot revolves around the arrival of a circus into a bleak and deprived town. The circus and its main attractions (a giant stuffed whale and a mysterious performer named "the Prince") unsettle the town and riots break out, sending the town into even deeper crisis.

What is art house cinema? Picture a small, independent theater. In your mind’s eye, you’re probably not imagining the latest action movie or Summer blockbuster on the marquee. Instead, you may envision foreign, independent, or art films not intended for the mass-market. Many films that started out in art houses are now found in the collection at Mechanics’ Institute. Below are staff recommendations from the 2nd Floor DVD and Blu-ray display.

Heather says:

I’m still pining for Alejandro Jodorowsky’s unrealized version of one of my favorite books, Dune by Frank Herbert. Fortunately, we have other films by this Chilean-French director, screenwriter, playwright, poet, composer, musician, and graphic novelist to whet our appetite for the surreal – in 1929, film writer David Church called his work “a hybrid blend of mysticism and religious provocation.”

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