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Readers Nook

by
Cherilyn Banson

BOOKS

FICTION
Abi Andrews The word for woman is wilderness
Kristen Arnett Mostly dead things
Mona Awad Bunny
Sophie Mackintosh The water cure

Historical Fiction
Elizabeth Gilbert City of girls
John Okada No-no boy

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Barbara Barrow The Quelling
Mark Greaney Mission critical

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
W.M. Akers Westside
Kevin J. Anderson Spine of the dragon
Chen Qiufan Waste tide
Amy Weinland Daughters You cannot mess this up: a true story that never happened
Nicky Drayden Temper
Sarah Gailey Magic for liars
Guy Gavriel Kay A brightness long ago
Seanan McGuire Middlegame
Erika Swyler Light from other stars

Short Stories
Clemens Meyer Bricks & mortar Fic Meyer
Karen Russell Orange world: & other stories Fic Russell

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Seth Clyde Fans: a picture novel 741.5 S75c comics
Mira Jacob Good talk: a memoir in conversations 92 J150 comics
Ebony Flowers Hot comb 305.48 F669 comics

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Adam Savage Every tool's a hammer: life is what you make it 680.92 S921

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Michael Bracewell What is Gilbert & George? 709.22 G372

Biography & Genealogy
Charles Lane Freedom's detective: the Secret Service, the Ku Klux Klan & the man who masterminded America's first war on terror 973.8 L2651

Business & Economics
Mishal Husain The skills: from first job to dream job -- what every woman needs to know 650.1 H95
David Kushner The players ball: a genius, a con man & the secret history of the Internet's rise 338.761 K972
Andrés Oppenheimer The robots are coming!: the future of jobs in the age of automation 331.137 O62
Lindsey Pollak The remix: how to lead & succeed in the multigenerational workplace 658.3 P760
Eric A. Posner Radical markets: uprooting capitalism & democracy for a just society 330.122 P855

Computer Science
Julian Guthrie Alpha girls: the women upstarts who took on Silicon Valley's male culture & made the deals of a lifetime 004.092 G984a
Charles J. Simon Will computers revolt?: preparing for the future of artificial intelligence 303.4834 S594
Clive Thompson Coders: the making of a new tribe & the remaking of the world 005.1092 T371

Food & Drink
Ellen King Heritage baking: recipes for rustic breads & pastries baked with artisanal flour from Hewn Bakery 641.815 K580
Theo A. Michaels Orexi!: feasting at the modern Greek table 641.5949 M582

Health & Medicine
David T. Courtwright The age of addiction: how bad habits became big business 616.8522 C866
Mark Menolascino Heart solution for women: a proven program to prevent & reverse heart disease 616.12 M527
David K. Randall Black Death at the Golden Gate: the race to save America from the bubonic plague 616.92 R188

History
Rick Atkinson The British are coming: the war for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 973.3 A878b
Tim Bouverie Appeasement: Chamberlain, Hitler, Churchill & the road to war 940.5 B669
Peter Caddick-Adams Sand & steel: the D-Day invasion & the liberation of France 940.542 C121s
Jared Cohen Accidental presidents: eight men who changed America 973.09 C660
Michael Dobbs The unwanted: America, Auschwitz & a village caught in between 940.5318 D632u
Shelley Emling A forgotten hero: Folke Bernadotte, the Swedish humanitarian who rescued 30,000 people from the Nazis 940.5318 E53
Noura Erakat Justice for some: law & the question of Palestine 956.04 E11
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Stony the road: Reconstruction, white supremacy & the rise of Jim Crow 973.0496 G259s
William Geroux The ghost ships of Archangel: the Arctic voyage that defied the Nazis 940.545 G319
James W. Haas The San Francisco Civic Center: a history of the design, controversies & realization of a City Beautiful masterpiece 979.461 H112s
Graham Hancock America before: the key to Earth's lost civilization 970.01 H234
Heath Hardage Lee The league of wives: the untold story of the women who took on the U.S. Government to bring their husbands home 959.7 L510
Clay Risen The crowded hour: Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders & the dawn of the American century 973.89 R595
Rosemary Sullivan Villa Air-Bel: World War II, escape & a house in Marseille 940.53 S95
Nancy W. Ellenberger Balfour's world: aristocracy & political culture at the fin de siècle 941.081 E542
James Holland Normandy '44: D-Day & the epic 77-day battle for France, a new history 940.542 H734n
Lauren Johnson The shadow king: the life & death of Henry VI 92 H5216j
Peter Lake Bad Queen Bess?: libels, secret histories & the politics of publicity in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I 942.055 L148
Bernard Porter British Imperial: What the Empire Wasn't 909.097 P833
Brenda Wineapple The impeachers: the of trial of Andrew Johnson & the dream of a just nation 973.81 W767

Home & Family Management
Kathleen Morton Vanlife diaries: finding freedom on the open road 643.29 M846

Languages & Linguistics
Peter Martin The dictionary wars: the American fight over the English language 423 M363

Law
Jeff Kosseff The twenty-six words that created the Internet 343.73 K847
John Paul Stevens The making of a justice: reflections on my first 94 years 340.9 S844m

Literature & Writing
Antoine Compagnon A summer with Montaigne 844 M76s
Cathy Guisewite Fifty things that aren't my fault: essays from the grown-up years 818.602 G949
John Kerrigan Shakespeare's binding language 822.33 K468

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Jamie Metzl Hacking Darwin: genetic engineering & the future of humanity 576.5 M596
Lewis Dartnell Origins: how Earth's history shaped human history 599.93 D226

Performing Arts & Music
Ani DiFranco No walls & the recurring dream: a memoir 780.92 D568
David Rowell Wherever the sound takes you: heroics & heartbreak in music making 781.1 R795
John Waters Mr. know-it-all: the tarnished wisdom of a filth elder 791.4 W329m
Nolan Gasser Why you like it: the science & culture of musical taste 781.1 G215

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Skye Alexander 10-minute magic spells: simple spells & self-care practices to harness your inner power 133.4 A261
David Epstein Range: why generalists triumph in a specialized world 153.9 E645
Rich Karlgaard Late bloomers: the power of patience in a world obsessed with early achievement 158.1 K185
Thich Nhat Hanh Peace is every step: the path of mindfulness in everyday life 294.3 N57p
Cassandra Snow Queering the tarot 133.324 S611
Kassia St. Clair The secret lives of color 155.91 S102
Lysa TerKeurst It's not supposed to be this way: finding unexpected strength when disappointments leave you shattered 248.8 T272
Francis Weller The wild edge of sorrow: rituals of renewal & the sacred work of grief 155.93 W458
Katie West (editor) Becoming dangerous: witchy femmes, queer conjurers & magical rebels 133.43 B389

Politics & Government
Eva Dillon Spies in the family: an American spymaster, his Russian crown jewel & the friendship that helped end the Cold War 327.12 D587
Dean Haycock Tyrannical minds: psychological profiling, narcissim & dictatorship 321.9 H323
Annie Jacobsen Surprise, kill, vanish: the secret history of CIA paramilitary armies, operators & assassins 327.12 J175
Antonio J. Mendez The Moscow rules: the secret CIA tactics that helped America win the Cold War 327.12 M538m
Ece Temelkuran How to lose a country: the seven steps from democracy to dictatorship 320 T24

Social Sciences & Current Events
Virginia Eubanks Automating inequality: how high-tech tools profile, police & punish the poor 362.5 E17
Bruce Cannon Gibney The nonsense factory: the making & breaking of the American legal system 364.973 G356
Susan Gubar Late-life love: a memoir 305.26 G466L
Perry N. Halkitis Out in time: the public lives of gay men from Stonewall to the queer generation 306.76 H139
Belinda Luscombe Marriageology: the art & science of staying together 306.81 L975
Andrew G. McCabe The threat: how the FBI protects America in the age of terror & Trump 363.25 M459
Kerry McDonald Unschooled: raising curious, well-educated children outside the conventional classroom 371.042 M459
José Esteban Muñoz Cruising utopia: the then & there of queer futurity 306.76 M926
Tom Nichols The death of expertise: the campaign against established knowledge & why it matters 303.4833 N515
Sally A. Nuamah How girls achieve 371.82 N88
Jenny Odell How to do nothing: resisting the attention economy 303.4833 O22
Joseph M. Reagle Hacking life: systematized living & its discontents 303.48 R287
Hallie Rubenhold The five: the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper 364.152 R822
SAT prep 2020 378.16 S81
Mark Schapiro Seeds of resistance: the fight to save our food supply 363.8 S167
Jared Yates Sexton The man they wanted me to be: toxic masculinity & a crisis of our own making 305.31 S518
Mark W. Moffett The human swarm: how our societies arise, thrive & fall 301 M695
Monica L. Smith Cities: the first 6,000 years 307.76 S511

Sports & Games
Erling Kagge Walking: one step at a time 796.5 K119
Lara Prior-Palmer Rough magic: riding the world's loneliest horse race 798.4 P938

Travel & Geography
Eyewitness Jerusalem, Israel & Palestinian territories 915.694 E975
Eyewitness Scotland 914.11 E975
Pico Iyer Autumn light: season of fire & farewells 915.219 I97a
Barry Lopez Horizon 910 L881
Stephan Orth Behind Putin's curtain: friendships & misadventures inside Russia 914.7 O84

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS
Fiction
Hena Khan Under my hijab Child Khan
Joseph Marshall In the footsteps of Crazy Horse Child Marshall

Nonfiction
Julie Bertagna Wildheart: the daring adventures of John Muir Child 508.092 M953w

DVDs
How to train your dragon. The hidden world DVD Children's

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DVDs

Drama
Old joy
The favourite

Nonfiction
Free solo DVD 796.52 F875
Unmistaken Child DVD 294.39 U5

BOOKS

FICTION
Abi Andrews The word for woman is wilderness
Kristen Arnett Mostly dead things
Mona Awad Bunny
Sophie Mackintosh The water cure

Historical Fiction
Elizabeth Gilbert City of girls
John Okada No-no boy

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Barbara Barrow The Quelling
Mark Greaney Mission critical

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
W.M. Akers Westside
Kevin J. Anderson Spine of the dragon
Chen Qiufan...

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by
Cherilyn Banson

BOOKS

FICTION
Dorothy Baker Young man with a horn
Mario Benedetti Springtime in a broken mirror
Daša Drndić EEG
Juliet Escoria Juliet the maniac
Daniel Gumbiner The boatbuilder
Chia-Chia Lin The unpassing
Clarice Lispector The besieged city
Ma Jian China dream
Patrick Modiano Sleep of memory
Beth O'Leary The flatshare
Virginia Reeves The behavior of love
Aysegül Savas Walking on the ceiling
Nick Trout The wonder of lost causes
Lina Wolff The polyglot lovers
Christine Wunnicke The fox & Dr. Shimamura

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
John Buchan The 39 steps
Rachel Howzell Hall They all fall down
Allen Morris Jones Sweeney on the rocks
Frank Tallis Mephisto waltz
Susanna Calkins Murder knocks twice: a speakeasy murder
Melanie Golding Little darlings
Kaite Welsh The unquiet heart

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Michael Blumlein Longer
John Brunner The sheep look up
Becky Chambers A closed & common orbit
April Daniels Dreadnought
April Daniels Sovereign
David Duchovny Miss subways
Christian Felt The lightning jar
Susan Forest (editor) Shades within us: tales of migrations & fractured borders
Steven Kotler Last tango in cyberspace
Kristin Landon Windhome
Yoon Ha Lee Ninefox gambit
Ana Mardoll No man of woman born
Anna-Marie McLemore Blanca & Roja
Claire North The Gameshouse
Ada Palmer Too like the lightning
Rudy Rucker The hollow earth ; &, Return to the hollow earth: two narrative of Mason Algiers Reynolds of Virginia
Tiffany Trent (editor) Spellswept: a prequel to the Harwood Spellbook
Tamara Veitch The emissary
Jo Walton Lent
J.Y. Yang The black tides of Heaven
JY Yang The red threads of fortune

Short Stories
Elly Blue (editor) Bikes not rockets: intersectional feminist bicycle science fiction stories SS B489
Elizabeth Hardwick The New York stories of Elizabeth Hardwick Fic Hardwick
Rivqa Rafael (editor) Mother of invention SS M856
James Tiptree, Jr. Her smoke rose up forever Fic Tiptree
Phoebe Wagner (editor) Sunvault: stories of solarpunk & eco-speculation SS S9589
Keffy R.M. Kehrli (editor) GlitterShip. Year 2 SS G561

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Michael DeForge Leaving Richard's valley 741.5 D315L comics
Kesley Wroten Cannonball 741.5 W946 comics
Jeff Jensen Green river killer: a true detective story 364.152 J453 comics
Jérôme Tubiana Guantánamo Kid: the true story of Mohammed El-Gharani 355.1296 T790 comics

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Baylor Chapman Decorating with plants: what to choose, ways to style & how to make them thrive 635.965 C366
the Monks of New Skete Let dogs be dogs: understanding canine nature & mastering the art of living with your dog 636.7 L567

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Michael Shnayerson Boom: mad money, mega dealers & the rise of contemporary art 701 S55b

Biography & Genealogy
Andrew Feldman Ernesto: the untold story of Hemingway in revolutionary Cuba 92 H479f
Brian Jay Jones Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel & the making of an American imagination 92 S496j
George Packer Our man: Richard Holbrooke & the end of the American century 92 H724o
Marion Turner Chaucer: a European life 92 C496tu

Business & Economics
Mary L. Gray Ghost work: how to stop Silicon Valley from building a new global underclass 331.12 G778

Food & Drink
Summer Rayne Oakes Sugardetoxme: 100+ recipes to curb cravings & take back your health 641.5638 O42
Christiaan Röllich Bar chef: handcrafted cocktails 641.874 R65
Bee Wilson The way we eat now: how the food revolution has transformed our lives, our bodies & our world 641.01 W746w

Health & Medicine
Lori Gottlieb Maybe you should talk to someone: a therapist, her therapist & our lives revealed 616.8914 G68m
History
Rick Atkinson The British are coming: the war for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 973.3 A878b
Richard A. Freund The archaeology of the Holocaust: Vilna, Rhodes & the Escape Tunnels 940.5318 F896
Alex Kershaw The first wave: the D-Day warriors who led the way to victory in World War II 940.542 K416f
Phillips Payson O'Brien The second most powerful man in the world: the life of Admiral William D. Leahy, Roosevelt's chief of staff 359 L471o
Robert Jan van Pelt (editor) Auschwitz: not long ago. not far away 940.5318 A72
Simon Winder Lotharingia: a personal history of Europe's lost country 944.38 W76L
Ian Kershaw The global age: Europe, 1950-2017 940.5 K41g
David McCullough The pioneers: the heroic story of the settlers who brought the American ideal West 977 M133p

Literature & Writing
Harold Bloom Macbeth: a dagger of the mind 822.33 B655m
Gabriel Garcia Marquez The scandal of the century: & other writings 864 G198s

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
David Barrie Supernavigators: exploring the wonders of how animals find their way 591.568 B276
Jamie Metzl Hacking Darwin: genetic engineering & the future of humanity 576.5 M596

Performing Arts & Music
Chelsea Handler Life will be the death of me: ...and you, too! 792.7 H192
David Keenan England's hidden reverse: a secret history of the esoteric underground: Coil, Current 93, Nurse With Wound 780.92 C665k
Michael P. Steinberg The trouble with Wagner 782.1 W134st

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Karen Kilgariff Stay sexy & don't get murdered: the definitive how-to guide 155.6 K553
Frithjof Schuon Treasures of Buddhism: a new translation with selected letters, includes other previously unpublished writings 294.3 S866

Politics & Government
Jill Lepore This America: the case for the nation 320.973 L598t
Mitchell A. Orenstein The lands in between: Russia vs. the West & the new politics of hybrid war 327.47 O346

Social Sciences & Current Events
Casey Cep Furious hours: murder, fraud & the last trial of Harper Lee 364.152 C333
Bruce Cannon Gibney The nonsense factory: the making & breaking of the American legal system 364.973 G356
Steven Mayers (editor) Solito, solita: crossing borders with youth refugees from Central America 362.87 S45
Ben Shapiro The right side of history: how reason & moral purpose made the West great 306.0973 S222
Marc Stein The Stonewall Riots: a documentary history 306.76 S341
Joseph C. Sternberg The theft of a decade: how the baby boomers stole the millennials' economic future 305.2 S458
The Stonewall reader 306.76 S728
D. Watkins We speak for ourselves: a word from forgotten black America 305.896 W322

Sports & Games
Norman L. Macht They played the game: memories from 47 major leaguers 796.357 M185
Lara Prior-Palmer Rough magic: riding the world's loneliest horse race 798.4 P938

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS
Fiction
Dave Eggers Tomorrow most likely Child Eggers
Tim J. Myers Yao Bai & the egg pirates Child Myers

Nonfiction
Teri Kanefield Susan B. Anthony Child 92 A628k

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AUDIOBOOKS

Nonfiction
Meredith May The honey bus: a memoir of loss, courage & a girl saved by bees CD 638.1 M451

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EAUDIOBOOKS
Rochelle Alers The inheritance
Kianna Alexander Couldn't ask for more
Tamera Alexander A note yet unsung
Tamera Alexander Beyond this moment
Daniel G. Amen Feel better fast & make it last unlock your brain's healing potential to overcome negativity, anxiety, anger, stress & trauma
Ace Atkins The fallen
Philip E. Auerswald The code economy a forty-thousand year history
R. Scott Bakker The unholy consult
Mary Balogh Someone to hold
Elizabeth Bear The stone in the skull
S.M. Beiko Children of the bloodlands
J.M. Benjamin Memoirs of an accidental hustler
Lawrence Block When the sacred ginmill closes
Ray Bradbury Long after midnight
Matt Braun Dakota
Peter V. Brett The core
Rita Mae Brown Homeward hound
Italo Calvino Six memos for the next millennium
Anne Canadeo Purls & poison
Andrew Cartmel Victory disc
Carlos Castaneda The active side of infinity
Maureen Child Double the trouble
Conversations on success 6 thought leaders redefine what it means to succeed
Jilly Cooper Imogen
William J. Cooper The lost founding father John Quincy Adams & the transformation of American politics
Christopher Cortman Your mind an owner's manual for a better life
Diney Costeloe The married girls
Dylann Crush Cowboy Christmas jubilee
Janet Dailey Just a little Christmas
B.J. Daniels Renegade's pride
B.J. Daniels Wrangler's rescue
Jodi Detjen The orange line a woman's guide to integrating career, family & life
Charlie Donlea The girl who was taken
Nadine Dorries The four streets
Francis Duncan Murder for Christmas
Carolly Erickson Great Harry
Rob Fazio Simple is the new smart 26 success strategies to build confidence, inspire yourself & reach your ultimate potential
Sydney Finkelstein Why smart executives fail & what you can learn from their mistakes
Suzanne Woods Fisher The newcomer
Eric Flint 1636 mission to the Mughals
Lori Foster When you dare
Christopher Fowler Wild chamber
W. Michael Gear Abandoned
Leslie Gould Amish weddings
Michele Grant Sweet little lies
Richard Grant Cave dwellers
John Gribbin Out of the shadow of a giant Hooke, Haley & the birth of science
Winston Groom The allies Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin & the unlikely alliance that won World War II
Karo Hamalainen Cruel is the night
Brenda Hampton Stalker
Kate Hardy Crown prince, pregnant bride
Charlaine Harris Small kingdoms & other stories
Guy P. Harrison Good thinking what you need to know to be smarter, safer, wealthier & wiser
Arthur Herman To rule the waves how the British Navy changed the modern world
Ruth Logan Herne Home on the range
Kristan Higgins On second thought
Cathy Holton Summer in the South
Cheryl Honigford Homicide for the holidays
Dave Hutchinson Europe at dawn
Dave Hutchinson Europe in winter
K.M. Jackson Insert groom here
Melissa Jagears A bride at last
Melissa Jagears A heart most certain
William W. Johnstone Rebel yell
William W. Johnstone Smoke jensen, the beginning
William W. Johnstone Torture of the mountain man
William W. Johnstone Winchester 1886
Stephen Mack Jones August snow
Nic Joseph Last day of emily lindsey
Dietrich Kalteis Poughkeepsie shuffle
Blake Karrington Single ladies 2
Harry Kemelman Conversations with Rabbi Small
Cathy Lamb The man she married
Andrea Laurence His lover's little secret
Ursula K. Le Guin The left hand of darkness
Marion Lennox Nine months to change his life
Martin Limon The nine-tailed fox
Ashley Little Niagara Motel
Jassy MacKenzie Bad seeds
Peter Manseau The apparitionists a tale of phantoms, fraud, photography & the man who captured Lincoln's ghost
Carol Marinelli More precious than a crown
Gail Z. Martin Deadly curiosities
Kat Martin Into the firestorm
Eric McCormack Inspecting the vaults
Val McDermid Broken ground
Jack McDevitt The long sunset
Fern Michaels A season to celebrate
Emily Midorikawa A secret sisterhood the literary friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot & Virginia Woolf
Barbara Mitchell The essential workplace conflict handbook a quick & handy resource for any manager, team leader, HR professional, or anyone who wants to resolve disputes & increase productivity
Fuminori Nakamura The boy in the earth
Ellen Notbohm 1001 great ideas for teaching & raising children with autism or asperger's
Megan E. O'Keefe Inherit the flame
Pola Oloixarac Savage theories
Ada Palmer Seven surrenders
Donald T. Phillips Lincoln on leadership for today Abraham Lincoln's approach to twenty-first-century issues
Thomas Pynchon Vineland
Richard Rex The making of Martin Luther
Dusty Richards Pray for the dead
Lucinda Riley The love letter
Francine Rivers The warrior Caleb
Kelly Robson Gods, monsters & the lucky peach
John Sandford Invisible prey
William R. Seagraves Be your best boss reinvent yourself from employee to entrepreneur
Jill Eileen Smith The prophetess Deborah's story
Antony Spawforth The story of Greece & Rome
Mickey Spillane The big showdown
S.M. Stirling The sea peoples
S.M. Stirling The sky-blue wolves
John Straley The music of what happens
Verinder K. Syal Discover the entrepreneur within a step-by-step guide to getting it done
Molly Tanzer Creatures of want & ruin
The best science fiction & fantasy of the year
Nikki Turner The banks sisters III
Susan May Warren Wait for me
Corey J. White Killing gravity
Corey J. White Static ruin
Ryan Wieser The shadow city
Connie Willis A lot like Christmas
Kim Zoller You said what?! the biggest communication mistakes professionals make (a confident communicator's guide)

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CDs

Popular
The invisible light: acoustic space CD Pop Invisible
Sonny & the Sunsets Hairdressers from heaven CD Pop Sonny

BOOKS

FICTION
Dorothy Baker Young man with a horn
Mario Benedetti Springtime in a broken mirror
Daša Drndić EEG
Juliet Escoria Juliet the maniac
Daniel Gumbiner The boatbuilder
Chia-Chia Lin The unpassing
Clarice Lispector The besieged city
Ma Jian China dream
Patrick Modiano Sleep of memory
Beth O'Leary The flatshare
Virginia Reeves The behavior of love
Aysegül Savas Walking on...

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by
Cherilyn Banson

BOOKS

FICTION
Sarah Blake The guest book
Lucy Ives Loudermilk, or, The real poet, or, The origin of the world
Joanne Ramos The farm
Bev Thomas A good enough mother

Historical Fiction
Julie Orringer The flight portfolio
Taylor Jenkins Reid Daisy Jones & the Six
Roxana Robinson Dawson's fall

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Julia Phillips Disappearing Earth

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Brian Andrews Reset
J.S. Fields Ardulum: first don
J.S. Fields Second don: Ardulum
J.S. Fields Third don: Ardulum

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Sean Adams The designer's dictionary of type 686.2 A21d

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Ira M. Resnick The seventies: a photographic journey 779.2 R434s
Dominic Bradbury Off the grid: houses for escape 720.47 B798o
David Coles Chromatopia: an illustrated history of colour 701.8 C679
Aidan Meehan The Celtic design book 745.44 M47

Biography & Genealogy
Francesca Valente A.P. Giannini: the people's banker 92 G433v

Books, Reading, Publishing, Journalism, Library & Information Science
John Y. Cole America's greatest library: an illustrated history of the Library of Congress 027.573 C674

Business & Economics
Andrew Ang Asset management: a systematic approach to factor investing 332.6 A41

Chess
Ron W. Henley Crushing white: the sniper!: an easy to learn chess opening & strategy 794.122 H389c
Title chess; an account of the 1972 United States chess championship & zonal qualifier 794.157 H685

Food & Drink
Musa Dağdeviren The Turkish cookbook: the culinary traditions & recipes from Turkey 641.5956 D132
Margaret, Irene Double awesome Chinese food: irresistable & totally achievable recipes from our Chinese-American kitchen 641.5951 L612

Health & Medicine
Debra Meyerson Identity theft: rediscovering ourselves after stroke 362.19 M576
Carol Svec Balance: a dizzying journey through the science of our most delicate sense 612 S22

History
France in the world: a new global history 944 F844
Nigel Hamilton War & peace: FDR's final odyssey, D-Day to Yalta, 1943-1945 940.532 H219w
Robert Morrison The Regency years: during which Jane Austen writes, Napoleon fights, Byron makes love & Britain becomes modern 941.073 M834
John von Sothen Monsieur mediocre: one American learns the high art of being everyday French 944.36 S77

Literature & Writing
Stephen Kopel More picnic poetry 811 K83m

Performing Arts & Music
David Browne Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: the wild, definitive saga of rock's greatest supergroup 780.92 C9495b

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
James Williams Stand out of our light: freedom & resistance in the attention economy 153.7 W670

Social Sciences & Current Events
Jared Diamond Upheaval: turning points for nations in crisis 303.484 D53u
Patrick Radden Keefe Say nothing: a true story of murder & memory in Northern Ireland 364.152 K242

Travel & Geography
Lonely Planet Andalucía 914.68 L847
Lonely Planet Italy 914.5 L847
Lonely Planet Munich, Bavaria & the Black Forest 914.33 L847
Lonely Planet Provence & the Côte d'Azur 914.49 L847
Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks 917.87 L847

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS
Nonfiction
Nicola Davies Song of the wild: a first book of animals 590 D256s

BOOKS

FICTION
Sarah Blake The guest book
Lucy Ives Loudermilk, or, The real poet, or, The origin of the world
Joanne Ramos The farm
Bev Thomas A good enough mother

Historical Fiction
Julie Orringer The flight portfolio
Taylor Jenkins Reid Daisy Jones & the Six
Roxana Robinson Dawson's fall

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Julia Phillips Disappearing Earth

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Brian Andrews Reset
J.S. Fields...

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Cherilyn Banson

BOOKS

FICTION
Randy Boyagoda Original prin
Will Eaves Murmur
Pete Fromm A job you mostly won't know how to do
Karen Havelin Please read this leaflet carefully: keep this leaflet. you may need to read it again.
Jessica Francis Kane Rules for visiting
Lydia Kiesling The Golden State
Henrik Pontoppidan Lucky Per

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Clive Cussler Celtic empire
L. Timmel Duchamp Chercher La Femme
J.A. Jance The A list

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Sara Codair Power surge
Amber Dawn Sodom Road exit
Fernando A. Flores Tears of the trufflepig
Dorian Graves Bones & bourbon
Samantha Heuwagen Dawn among the stars
Maggie Shen King An excess male
Larissa Lai The tiger flu
Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu Zahrah the Windseeker
Brooklyn Ray The Port Lewis witches. Volume one
Maria Turtschaninoff Maresi

Short Stories
Karen Joy Fowler (editor) The James Tiptree Award anthology. 3 SS J231
Nebula Awards Showcase 2018: stories & excerpts SS N36

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NONFICTION

Biography & Genealogy
Yuval Taylor Zora & Langston: a story of friendship & betrayal 920 H946t

Health & Medicine
Kris Newby Bitten: the secret history of lyme disease & biological weapons 616.92 N429

History
Gordon H. Chang Ghosts of Gold Mountain: the epic story of the Chinese who built the transcontinental railroad 973.0495 C362
Liza Picard Chaucer's people: everyday lives in Medieval England 942.03 P586c

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Valorie Burton It's about time: the art of choosing the meaningful over the urgent 158.1 B953

Social Sciences & Current Events
Daniel Okrent The guarded gate: bigotry, eugenics & the law that kept two generations of Jews, Italians & other European immigrants out of America 344.743 O41g
Julia Flynn Siler The white devil's daughters: the women who fought slavery in San Francisco's Chinatown 306.362 S582w
The Mueller report: the final report of the Special Counsel into Donald Trump, Russia & collusion 324.973 M887

Travel & Geography
Lonely Planet Greek islands 914.95 L847i
Lonely Planet's best in travel 2019 910.2 L847b

BOOKS

FICTION
Randy Boyagoda Original prin
Will Eaves Murmur
Pete Fromm A job you mostly won't know how to do
Karen Havelin Please read this leaflet carefully: keep this leaflet. you may need to read it again.
Jessica Francis Kane Rules for visiting
Lydia Kiesling The Golden State
Henrik Pontoppidan Lucky Per

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Clive Cussler Celtic empire
L. Timmel Duchamp Chercher La Femme
J.A. Jance The A list

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Cherilyn Banson

BOOKS

FICTION
Olga Wojtas Miss Blaine's prefect & the golden samovar

Historical Fiction
Lissa Evans Old baggage

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Arwen Elys Dayton Stronger, faster & more beautiful
Kate Heartfield Armed in her fashion
Alexandra Rowland A conspiracy of truths
Mira Grant Kingdom of needle & bone

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Adam Rutherford A brief history of everyone who ever lived: the human story retold through our genes 611 R975b

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Liane Lefaivre Santiago Calatrava 720.92 C143L

Biography & Genealogy
Katharine Smyth All the lives we ever lived: seeking solace in Virginia Woolf 974.044 S96

Performing Arts & Music
Robin Wallace Hearing Beethoven: a story of musical loss & discovery 780.92 B415w

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Tom Cornsweet Seeing: how light tells us about the world 152.14 C816

Social Sciences & Current Events
Tobias Armborst The arsenal of exclusion & inclusion 307.76 A544
Nathaniel Rich Losing Earth: a recent history 363.738 R499L
Six by ten: stories from solitary 365.644 S971

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CDs
Classical
Peter IlichTchaikovsky Manfred symphony CD Classical Tchaikovsky

BOOKS

FICTION
Olga Wojtas Miss Blaine's prefect & the golden samovar

Historical Fiction
Lissa Evans Old baggage

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Arwen Elys Dayton Stronger, faster & more beautiful
Kate Heartfield Armed in her fashion
Alexandra Rowland A conspiracy of truths
Mira Grant Kingdom of needle & bone

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Adam Rutherford A brief history of everyone who ever lived: the human story retold through our genes 611 R975b

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Liane Lefaivre...

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BOOKS

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
James Ellroy Brown's requiem
Georgette Heyer Death in the stocks
Ona Russell O'Brien's desk
Ona Russell The natural selection

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Ilona Andrews Iron & magic

Short Stories
Maxim Jakubowski (editor) Paris noir: capital crime fiction SS P218

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Carol Novello Mutual rescue: how adopting a homeless animal can save you, too 636.088 N857

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Artist's & graphic designer's market 2017: how & where to sell your art 700 A79

Biography & Genealogy
Gayle Greene Missing persons: a memoir 92 G79m

Books, Reading, Publishing, Journalism, Library & Information Science
Edward Wilson-Lee The catalogue of shipwrecked books: Christopher Columbus, his son & the quest to build the world's greatest library 010.92 W695

Food & Drink
Matt Lee Hotbox: inside catering, the food world's riskiest business 642.4 L510
Ruth Reichl Save me the plums: my Gourmet memoir 641.5 R35s

History
Thurston Clarke Honorable exit: how a few brave Americans risked all to save our Vietnamese allies at the end of the war 959.7 C611h
Mitchell Zuckoff Fall & rise: the story of Sept. 11 973.931 Z943f

Literature & Writing
Jane Alison Meander, spiral, explode: design & pattern in narrative 808 A48m
John Burnside On Henry Miller, or, How to be an anarchist 818 M64b
Thomas Mallon A book of one's own: people & their diaries 809 M25

Performing Arts & Music
Maryann Erigha The Hollywood Jim Crow: the racial politics of the movie industry 791.4 E46

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Nora McInerny The Hot Young Widows Club: lessons on survival from the front lines of grief 155.93 M459
Barbara Melosh Loving & leaving a church: a pastor's journey 284.1092 M528

Reference
John R. Vile The American flag: an encyclopedia of the Stars & Stripes in U.S. history, culture & law Ref 929.9 V699a

Social Sciences & Current Events
Claire Harman Murder by the book: the crime that shocked Dickens's London 364.152 H227

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BLU-RAYs
Nonfiction
Donizetti. Don Pasquale BLU 782.5 D68do

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DVDs
Nonfiction
Le Comte Ory DVD 782.1 R83c

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CDs
Classical
Steve Reich Pulse ; Quartet CD Classical Reich

Opera
Claude Debussy Pelléas et Mélisande CD Opera Debussy

BOOKS

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
James Ellroy Brown's requiem
Georgette Heyer Death in the stocks
Ona Russell O'Brien's desk
Ona Russell The natural selection

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Ilona Andrews Iron & magic

Short Stories
Maxim Jakubowski (editor) Paris noir: capital crime fiction SS P218

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Carol Novello Mutual rescue: how adopting a homeless animal can save you, too 636.088 N857

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Artist's & graphic...

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BOOKS

FICTION
David Quantick All my colors

Historical Fiction
Louis Bayard Courting Mr. Lincoln
Jennifer Cody Epstein Wunderland

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Jean-Luc Bannalec The missing corpse
Sally Hepworth The mother-in-law
Patrick McGuinness Throw me to the wolves

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Pierce Brown Iron gold
Nicholas Eames Bloody rose
Nicholas Eames Kings of the wyld
A Polish book of monsters: five dark tales from contemporary Poland
Mary Robinette Kowal The calculating stars
Yoon Ha Lee Revenant gun
Ian McEwan Machines like me: & people like you
Sylvain Neuvel Only human
Sylvain Neuvel Waking Gods

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NONFICTION

Biography & Genealogy
Colin Asher Never a lovely so real: the life & work of Nelson Algren 92 A396as
Michele Miles Gardiner Craving Normal: True Tales: An Ordinary Life Veers Off Track...Way Off 92 G221

Business & Economics
Joseph E. Stiglitz People, power & profits: progressive capitalism for an age of discontent 330.973 S85p
Christopher Whalen Inflated: how money & debt built the American dream 332.1 W553

Chess
Andrew Soltis 100 chess master trade secrets 794.12 S691o

History
Janny Scott The beneficiary: fortune, misfortune & the story of my father 974.8 S832

Performing Arts & Music
Adrian Rigelsford Peter Sellers: a celebration 792.092 S46r

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Jacob Needleman I am not I 126 N375i
Seth speaks: the eternal validity of the soul 133.93 S75

Social Sciences & Current Events
Bill McKibben Falter: has the human game begun to play itself out? 304.2 M158f
Jocko Willink The dichotomy of leadership: balancing the challenges of extreme ownership to lead & win 303.34 W733d

Travel & Geography
Lonely Planet Pacific Coast highways road trips 917.94 L847r

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EBOOKS
Nell Freudenberger Lost & Wanted
Anne Hillerman The tale teller
Philip Kerr Metropolis
Lisa Scottoline Someone knows
Namwali Serpell The old drift
J.R. Ward The savior
Jacqueline Winspear The American agent

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CDs
Classical
Hector Berlioz Harold in Italy CD Classical Berlioz
Gerald Finzi Earth & air & rain CD Classical Finzi
John Jenkins Complete four-part consort music CD Classical Jenkins
Antonio Vivaldi The four seasons CD Classical Vivaldi

Jazz & Blues
Joshua Redman Still dreaming CD Jazz Redman
Matt Wilson Matt Wilson's Honey & salt: music inspired by the poetry of Carl Sandburg CD Jazz Wilson

Popular
Ashley McBryde Girl going nowhere CD Pop McBryde

BOOKS

FICTION
David Quantick All my colors

Historical Fiction
Louis Bayard Courting Mr. Lincoln
Jennifer Cody Epstein Wunderland

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Jean-Luc Bannalec The missing corpse
Sally Hepworth The mother-in-law
Patrick McGuinness Throw me to the wolves

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Pierce Brown Iron gold
Nicholas Eames Bloody rose
Nicholas Eames Kings of the wyld
A Polish book of monsters: five...

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Steven Dunlap

Science fiction has plenty of book series. The Mechanics Institute Library has recently acquired a few new ones and added to some popular ones.

Fire Logic, the first book of Laurie J. Marks's tetrology "Elemental Logic," has proven so popular with members that we have acquired the next 2 books: Earth Logic (book 2) and Water Logic (book 3). The fourth book, Air Logic, is due this June. 

We've also purchased the next 2 titles of the "Themis files" series by Sylvain Neuvel, continuing Sleeping Giants with Waking Gods then Only Human

John Scalzi continues his "Interdependency" series that started with The Collapsing Empire. The next installment, The Consuming Fire, is already on the new books shelf. 

Rebecca Roanhorse published the very popular Trail of Lightning last year. Her following installment in "The Sixth World" series, Storm of Locusts, just arrived at the library in April. 

Pierce Brown's latest addition to his "Red Rising" novels converts what was a "trilogy" into a "saga" with a fourth novel: Iron Gold. This one received very high ratings from over 28 thousand people on GoodReads. 

We have started a couple of new series as well: 

Holly Black's "Folk of the Air" fantasy series has enjoyed rave reviews. We have acquired both the first title, The Cruel Prince, as well as the follow up, The Wicked King.

Those who are fans of Jasper Fforde's "Thursday Next" series will love the new Mike Resnick book The Master of Dreams, the first of his planned dreamscape trilogy

Elizabeth Bear, author of the popular Range of Ghosts, has started a new series called "White Space" with the debut title: Ancestral Night.

Science fiction has plenty of book series. The Mechanics Institute Library has recently acquired a few new ones and added to some popular ones.

Fire Logic, the first book of Laurie J. Marks's tetrology "Elemental Logic," has proven so popular with members that we have acquired the next 2 books: Earth Logic (book 2) and Water Logic (book 3). The fourth book, Air Logic, is due this June. 

We've also purchased the next 2 titles of the "Themis files" series by Sylvain Neuvel, continuing Sleeping Giants with Waking Gods then Only Human

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Myles Cooper

The month of March, or Women's History Month, may be in the rearview mirror but there’s always a time and reason to celebrate the contributions of women. In the last few years, there has been an explosion of women biopics, movies with a top-shelf, mostly-female cast, and films directed by women. Some of these like Lady Bird, Hidden Figures, and The Favourite have earned Oscar recognition.

Come check out our extensive display of feminist films on the 2nd floor and read out about our staff’s favorites. But first, a fun exercise:

Are you wondering how to measure the representation of women in film? Try the Bechdel test! If at least two named women have a conversation with one another about something other than a man, the film has passed the Bechdel test. To see what movies pass or fail this simple test, visit BechdelTest.com.

Taryn recommends:

Little Women - Louisa May Alcott was an incredible feminist -- supporting her family while writing stories that blazed new frontiers for women. This adaptation of the novel is classic itself. Check out the new book about Alcott, Louisa  on the Front Lines.

Queen of Katwe - Follow this Uganda girl’s path to chess glory and then sign up your daughter for a chess class! Based on the true story by Tim Crothers.

True Grit - 14 year old Mattie Ross wants vengeance for her father's murder and she gets what she wants using craft and courage. This version sticks more closely to the novel's plot than the version from 1969 starring John Wayne. The novel itself is a page turner with Mattie Ross fascinating as a girl who can tackle any problem she faces.

The Stepford Wives - Horror, comedy, and satire -- few works of fiction fall into all three.This is a story that "satirizes its oppressors and their desires, not their victims, within a context that satirizes its very status as a thriller." from Peter Straub's introduction to Ira Levin's novel by the same name (The Stepford Wives).

Steven says:

"Strange as this sounds, I suggest The Terminator and also the TV series. Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor goes from a typical valley girl waitress to a survivalist. She does not, in the end, depend on a man to rescue her. She rescues herself."

"Another one from out in left field that I like to suggest is Ever After with Drew Barrymore. This reverse engineering of the Cinderella fairy tale gives us a more-or-less ‘realistic’ version of what led to the myth. Her version of Cinderella proves far more self-reliant than you would expect, especially in a scene near the end when Prince Charming comes to her rescue after she has everything sorted out already. I love the look on Barrymore’s face when he finally shows up."

Steven also recommends Thelma & Louise, the Devil Wears Prada, the Golden Compass, and the Adventures of Baron Munchausen.

Deb says:

"One of my favorite more current films is Wonder Woman. She demonstrates amazing courage, thinks of others before her self, and knows when/how to use her super powers for the greater good. She has some good conversations with her mother Queen Hippolyta."

Myles recommends:

First Wives Club - A refreshing 90s comedy about what to do after love and marriage. The members of the First Wives Club - played by Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, and Diane Keaton-  discuss their memories together, equity, alcoholism, mothering, and how to assert independence. One of my favorite moments is a campy cameo by Ivana Trump where she says "don't get mad, get everything!"

Wendy & Lucy - Wendy is a drifter without a safety net traveling with her dog Lucy to pursue work in the Pacific Northwest. This heartbreaking work shows how easy it is for ordinary people -- when faced with a series of unfortunate events -- to slip into homelessness. Wendy & Lucy is a courageous work from writer/director Kelly Reichardt.

The month of March, or Women's History Month, may be in the rearview mirror but there’s always a time and reason to celebrate the contributions of women. In the last few years, there has been an explosion of women biopics, movies with a top-shelf, mostly-female cast, and films directed by women. Some of these like Lady Bird, Hidden Figures, and The Favourite have earned Oscar recognition.

Come check out our extensive display of feminist films on the 2nd floor and read out about our staff’s favorites. But first, a fun exercise:

Are you wondering how to measure the representation of women in film? Try the Bechdel test! If at least two named women have a conversation with one another about something other than a man, the film has passed the Bechdel test. To see what movies pass or fail this simple test, visit BechdelTest.com.

Taryn recommends:

Little Women - Louisa May Alcott was an incredible feminist -- supporting her family while writing stories that blazed new frontiers for women. This...

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Cherilyn Banson

BOOKS

FICTION
Nnamdi Ehirim Prince of monkeys
Mareike Krügel Look at me
Sally Rooney Normal people
Daniel Sanchez Arevalo Alice's island

Historical Fiction
Myla Goldberg Feast your eyes

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Heather Gudenkauf Before she was found
Jane Stanton Hitchcock Bluff
Alexander McCall Smith The Department of Sensitive Crimes

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Elizabeth Bear Ancestral night
Robert Jackson Bennett Foundryside
Amy Rose Capetta Once & future
Bridget Collins The binding
Kat Howard An unkindness of magicians
Kat Howard Roses & rot
Stanisław Lem Memoirs found in a bathtub
Laurie J. Marks Earth logic
Mike Resnick The master of dreams
Rebecca Roanhorse Storm of locusts
John Scalzi The consuming fire

Short Stories
Kat Howard A cathedral of myth & bone Fic Howard
Margaret Lucke (editor) Fault lines: stories by Northern California crime writers SS F273

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
David T. Hanson Waste land 628 H198
Michael Clerizo George Daniels: a master watchmaker & his art: the story of the man who invented the co-axial escapement 681.114 C596

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Anne Robbins Courtauld impressionists: from Manet to Cézanne 759.4 R534

Chess
Alexandar Shashin Best play: a new method for discovering the strongest move 794.12 S248
Al Lawrence Chess & the art of war: ancient wisdom to make you a better player 794.1 L435

Computer Science
Timandra Harkness Big data: does size matter? 005.74 H226

Food & Drink
Rachel Khoo The little Swedish kitchen: over 100 recipes to celebrate every season 641.5948 K528

History
Andrew J. Bacevich The new American militarism: how Americans are seduced by war 355.02 B118n
Reed Hundt A crisis wasted: Barack Obama's defining decisions 973.932 H892
Gaye LeBaron The wonder seekers of Fountaingrove 979.418 L49
Dūncan Ryuken Williams American sutra: a story of faith & freedom in the Second World War 940.5317 W670
Russell Shorto Revolution song: a story of American freedom 973.3 S56r

Literature & Writing
Frank X. Gaspar Late rapturous: poems 811 G249L
Walt Whitman speaks: his final thoughts on life, writing, spirituality & the promise of America 811.3 W615t
Simon Critchley Tragedy, the Greeks & us 809.9162 C934t
The writer's map: an atlas of imaginary lands 809.93 W939

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
The prime number conspiracy: the biggest ideas in math from Quanta 510 P935

Performing Arts & Music
Viv Albertine To throw away unopened 780.92 A147
David Hepworth Nothing is real: The Beatles were underrated & other sweeping statements about pop 781.64 H529n
Tracey Thorn Another planet: a teenager in suburbia 780.92 T393

Reference
Atlas of the 2016 elections Ref 324.973 A651 Atlas

Social Sciences & Current Events
Manu Karuka Empire's tracks: indigenous nations, Chinese workers & the transcontinental railroad 385.0978 K149
Julia Shaw Evil: the science behind humanity's dark side364.019 S534

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS
Fiction
Ann Brashares The sisterhood of the traveling pants Child Brashares

BOOKS

FICTION
Nnamdi Ehirim Prince of monkeys
Mareike Krügel Look at me
Sally Rooney Normal people
Daniel Sanchez Arevalo Alice's island

Historical Fiction
Myla Goldberg Feast your eyes

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Heather Gudenkauf Before she was found
Jane Stanton Hitchcock Bluff
Alexander McCall Smith The Department of Sensitive Crimes

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Elizabeth Bear Ancestral night
Robert Jackson Bennett...

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