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Readers Nook

by
Cherilyn Banson

BOOKS

FICTION
Sarah Blake Naamah
Ksenia Buksh The freedom factory
Susan Choi Trust exercise
James Lasdun Afternoon of a faun
Jojo Moyes The peacock emporium
Billy O'Callaghan My Coney Island baby
Danielle Teller All the ever afters: the untold story of Cinderella's stepmother

Historical Fiction
Isabella Hammad The Parisian
Christian Kiefer Phantoms
Kris Waldherr The lost history of dreams

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Barry Eisler The killer collective
Alexia Gordon Fatality in F
Philip Kerr Metropolis

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Claire Eliza Bartlett We rule the night
Holly Black The cruel prince
Holly Black The wicked king
S.E. Grove The waning age
Maxim Osipov Rock, paper, scissors & other stories
Hal Schrieve Out of Salem

Short Stories
Cecelia Ahern Roar Fic Ahern
Martin Edwards (editor) Crimson snow: winter mysteries SS C868
McSweeney's. 55 SS M175
Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo Minutes of glory Fic Ngũgĩ

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NONFICTION

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Asma Naeem Black out: silhouettes then & now 741.7 N127
Frederick Law Olmsted Writings on landscape, culture & society 712.092 O51w

Biography & Genealogy
Robert A. Caro Working: researching, interviewing, writing 92 C29w

Computer Science
Doug Lowe JavaFX for dummies 005.1 L913

Food & Drink
John Schlimm Moonshine: a celebration of America's original rebel spirit 641.874 S393
Where chefs eat: a guide to chefs' favorite restaurants 647.95 W567

Health & Medicine
Lindsey Fitzharris The butchering art: Joseph Lister's quest to transform the grisly world of Victorian medicine 617.092 F577

History
Diane M.T. North California at war: the state & the people during World War I 940.379 N864
Sonia Purnell A woman of no importance: the untold story of the American spy who helped win World War II 940.5486 G56p

Literature & Writing
Jimmy Santiago Baca When I walk through that door, I am: an immigrant mother's quest 811 B116w

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Chad Orzel How to teach relativity to your dog 530.11 O9h
Leonard Susskind Special relativity & classical field theory: the theoretical minimum 530.11 S964s

Performing Arts & Music
Jean-Jacques Naudet Marlene Dietrich: photographs & memories 792.092 D56m
Bruce Spizer The Beatles White album & the launch of Apple 782.421 B36s

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Christopher Hitchens The four horsemen: the conversation that sparked an atheist revolution 211.8 H674f

Social Sciences & Current Events
Sue Black All that remains: a renowned forensic scientist on death, mortality & solving crimes 363.25 B561
David K. Johnson Buying gay: how physique entrepreneurs sparked a movement 306.76 J630
Deepak Singh How may I help you?: an immigrant's journey from MBA to minimum wage 331.62 S643
Rebecca Solnit Call them by their true names: American crises (and essays) 306.0973 S688c

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS
Fiction
Denene Millner Fresh princess Child Millner

BOOKS

FICTION
Sarah Blake Naamah
Ksenia Buksh The freedom factory
Susan Choi Trust exercise
James Lasdun Afternoon of a faun
Jojo Moyes The peacock emporium
Billy O'Callaghan My Coney Island baby
Danielle Teller All the ever afters: the untold story of Cinderella's stepmother

Historical Fiction
Isabella Hammad The Parisian
Christian Kiefer Phantoms
Kris Waldherr The lost history of dreams

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Barry Eisler...

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by
Cherilyn Banson

BOOKS

FICTION
Belle Boggs The gulf
Candice Carty-Williams Queenie
Lydia Fitzpatrick Lights all night long
Nell Freudenberger Lost & wanted
Tracey Garvis Graves The girl he used to know
Siri Hustvedt Memories of the future
Michael Knight At Briarwood School for Girls
John Lanchester The wall
Rabindranath Maharaj Fatboy fall down
Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor The dragonfly sea
Helen Oyeyemi Gingerbread
Erin Somers Stay up with Hugo Best
Miriam Toews Women talking

Historical Fiction
Salvatore Scibona The volunteer

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Leonard Gribble The Arsenal Stadium mystery
Lene Kaaberbøl A lady in shadows
Angie Kim Miracle Creek
Donna Leon Unto us a son is given
Val McDermid Broken ground
Helene Tursten Hunting game
C.J. Sansom Tombland

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Arkady Martine A memory called empire
Tade Thompson The Rosewater insurrection

Short Stories
Cary Holladay Brides in the sky

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Jaime Hernandez Is this how you see me? 741.5 H5571i comics
Céka The Rolling Stones in comics 780.92 R75c comics
Brian Fies A fire story 363.37 F464 comics

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Tea Krulos Apocalypse any day now: deep underground with America's doomsday preppers 613.69 K944a

Food & Drink
Andrew Friedman Chefs, drugs & rock & roll: how food lovers, free spirits, misfits & wanderers created a new American profession 641.5 F91c
Brian Bartels The Bloody Mary: the lore & legend of a cocktail classic, with recipes for brunch & beyond 641.874 B281
Cocktails for the holidays: festive drinks to celebrate the season 641.874 C647
Craig Hall A perfect score: the art, soul & business of a 21st-Century winery 641.22 H140

History
Allan Mitchell Nazi Paris: the history of an occupation, 1940-1944 940.5344 M692

Literature & Writing
Marwa Helal Invasive species 811.6 H366

Performing Arts & Music
Peter Doggett CSNY: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 780.92 C9495d
Matt Zoller Seitz The Sopranos sessions 791.45 S455

Politics & Government
Michael A. Cohen Clear & present safety: the world has never been better & why that matters to Americans 320.973 C660
Bernard-Henri Lévy The empire & the five kings: America's abdication & the fate of the world 327.73 L66e

Social Sciences & Current Events
Gina Perry The lost boys: inside Muzafer Sherif's Robbers Cave experiments 302 M644L

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EAUDIOBOOKS
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah Friday black
Nicole Baart You were always mine
Max Boot The corrosion of conservatism why I left the Right
Marion Zimmer Bradley City of sorcery
Marion Zimmer Bradley Hawkmistress
Marion Zimmer Bradley Sharra's exile
Marion Zimmer Bradley Stormqueen!
Marion Zimmer Bradley Thendara house
Marion Zimmer Bradley Two to conquer
Sandra Byrd Lady of a thousand treasures
Mary Connealy The reluctant warrior
James S.A. Corey Tiamat's wrath
Julie Dobrow After Emily two remarkable women & the legacy of America's greatest poet
Kathleen Donohoe Ashes of fiery weather
Francis Duncan In at the death
Barb Hendee A girl of white winter
Nic Joseph The night in question
Camryn King Triple threat
Karl Ove Knausgaard My struggle, book 6
Savannah Knoop Girl boy girl how I became JT LeRoy
Martin Limon The line
Ed Lin 99 ways to die
DiAnn Mills Burden of proof
P.W. Singer Likewar the weaponization of social media
Lee Smolin Three roads to quantum gravity
R.E. Stearns Mutiny at Vesta
Charles Stross The labyrinth index
Stephan Talty Saving bravo the greatest rescue mission in Navy SEAL history
Barbara W. Tuchman Practicing history selected essays
Harry Turtledove Through darkest Europe
Rachel Vincent Fury
Martha Wells Exit strategy
Edward O. Wilson Genesis the deep origin of societies

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DVDs
Classics
Gideon's day
The last hurrah
The long gray line
The whole town's talking
Two rode together

Nonfiction
The Fillmore DVD 979.461 F485
The Castro DVD 979.461 C279

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CDs
Classical
James Ehnes CD Classical James
Louise Farrenc Piano works CD Classical Farrenc

Jazz & Blues
Ron Carter Live at Village West CD Jazz Carter
Billy Eckstine Jazz 'round midnight CD Jazz Eckstine
Rosa Passos Entre amigos CD Jazz Passos

Musicals & Soundtracks
John Williams The fury: original motion picture soundtrack CD Musicals Williams

Sacred
A winter's solstice. VI CD Sacred Winter's
Celtic Christmas III: a Windham Hill sampler CD Sacred Celtic

BOOKS

FICTION
Belle Boggs The gulf
Candice Carty-Williams Queenie
Lydia Fitzpatrick Lights all night long
Nell Freudenberger Lost & wanted
Tracey Garvis Graves The girl he used to know
Siri Hustvedt Memories of the future
Michael Knight At Briarwood School for Girls
John Lanchester The wall
Rabindranath Maharaj Fatboy fall down
Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor The dragonfly sea
Helen Oyeyemi Gingerbread
Erin Somers...

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by
Cherilyn Banson

BOOKS

FICTION
Lawrence Ferlinghetti Little boy
Laila Lalami The other Americans
Rajeev Balasubramanyam Professor Chandra follows his bliss
Ann Beattie A wonderful stroke of luck
Evan James Cheer up, Mr. Widdicombe

Historical Fiction
Minette Walters The turn of midnight

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Anne Cleeland Murder in just cause
Stephen Booth The Murder Road
Jacqueline Winspear The American agent

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Kameron Hurley The light brigade
Tim Maughan Infinite detail
Samantha Shannon The priory of the orange tree
Jack Skillingstead The chaos function

Short Stories
Amy Hempel Sing to it
Franz Kafka The unhappiness of being a single man

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Sue Nelson Wally Funk's race for space: the extraordinary story of a female aviation pioneer 629.13 F963n

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Sharon Francis Bubbletecture: inflatable architecture & design 721.044 F847
Fantastic ornament: French color design 745.7 F217
Richard Rapaport California moderne & the mid-century dream: the architecture of Edward H. Fickett 720.92 F446r

Biography & Genealogy
Julien Gorbach The notorious Ben Hecht: iconoclastic writer & militant Zionist 92 H447g
Vicky Ward Kushner, Inc.: greed, ambition, corruption: the extraordinary story of Jared Kushner & Ivanka Trump 973.933 W210
Lyndall Gordon Outsiders: five women writers who changed the world 920 G653
Josephine Wilkinson Louis XIV: the power & the glory 92 L888.14w

Books, Reading, Publishing, Journalism, Library & Information Science
Remarkable books: the world's most beautiful & historic works 002.09 R281

Business & Economics
Peter Frankopan The new silk roads: the present & future of the world 330.95 F834n
Paul Jarvis Company of one: why staying small is the next big thing for business 658.02 J298
Leander Kahney Tim cook: the genius who took apple to the next level 92 C771k

Chess
Eric Briffoz Easy guide to the Hippo attack & defense!: a universal chess opening for white & black 794.122 B853
C.J.S. Purdy's fine art of chess annotation & other thoughts 794.15 P98f
Twelfth match for the chess championship of the world: Capablanca vs Lasker 1921. Edited by James R. Schroeder 794.157 C236
Henrik Danielsen The complete Polar bear system: strong & potent! 794.122 D186
First match for the chess championship of the world: Steinitz - Zukertort 1886 794.157 F5271
World Chess Championship Match, 1907: Emanuel Lasker vs. Frank Marshall 794.157 W92711

Computer Science
James Vlahos Talk to me: how voice computing will transform the way we live, work & think 006.2 V865

Health & Medicine
Heather Dubrow Dr. & Mrs. Guinea Pig present the only guide you'll ever need to the best anti-aging treatments 612.68 D854

History
Leo Damrosch The Club: Johnson, Boswell & the friends who shaped an age 941.07 D189

Law
Joan Biskupic The Chief: the life & turbulent times of Chief Justice John Roberts 347.73 R541b

Literature & Writing
Józef Czapski Lost time: lectures on Proust in a Soviet prison camp 843.9 C994L
David O. Dowling A delicate aggression: savagery & survival in the Iowa Writers' Workshop 808.02 D756
Linda Joy Myers Breaking ground on your memoir: craft, inspiration & motivation for memoir writers 808.066 M992
Adam Sol How a poem moves: a field guide for readers of poetry 808.1 A13
Jacqueline Winspear What would Maisie do?: inspiration from the pages of Maisie Dobbs 823.92 W782

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Brian Switek Skeleton keys: the secret life of bone 596.018 S979s
Frans de Waal Mama's last hug: animal emotions & what they tell us about ourselves 599.8 W11m
Edward O. Wilson Genesis: the deep origin of societies 591.5 W746g

Performing Arts & Music
Marianne Preger-Simon Dancing with Merce Cunningham 792.8 P913
Holly Van Leuven Ray Bolger: more than a scarecrow 792.092 B637
Joshua Gleich Hollywood in San Francisco: location shooting & the aesthetics of urban decline 791.43 G481

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
James Clear Atomic habits: tiny changes, remarkable results: an easy & proven way to build good habits & break bad ones 158.1 C580
Robert Zaretsky Catherine & Diderot: the empress, the philosopher & the fate of the Enlightenment 194 Z187

Politics & Government
Kathleen Hall Jamieson Cyberwar: how Russian hackers & trolls helped elect a president: what we don't, can't & do know 324.973 J241
Eric O'Neill Gray day: my undercover mission to expose America's first cyber spy 327.12 O26

Social Sciences & Current Events
Robert P. Crease The workshop & the world: what ten thinkers can teach us about science & authority 306.45 C912w
Erica Armstrong Dunbar Never caught: the Washingtons' relentless pursuit of their runaway slave, Ona Judge 306.362 D911
Jennifer L. Eberhardt Biased: uncovering the hidden prejudice that shapes what we see, think & do 303.385 E36
Sylvie Laurent King & the other America: the Poor People's Campaign & the quest for economic equality 305.56 L374
Richard A. Serrano Summoned at midnight: a story of race & the last military executions at Fort Leavenworth 355.1 S487
Joe William Trotter, Jr. Workers on arrival: Black labor in the making of America 331.63 T756
Jeff Dondero Throwaway nation: the ugly truth about American garbage 363.72 D716
Joanna Scutts The extra woman: how Marjorie Hillis led a generation of women to live alone & like it 305.42 S88

Sports & Games
Tyler Kepner K: a history of baseball in ten pitches 796.357 K445

Travel & Geography
Not For Tourists Guide to New York City 917.471 N899
The Michelin guide New York City 917.471 M623r

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS
Fiction
Charlotte Agell Maybe tomorrow? Child Agell

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EAUDIOBOOKS
Foolish Anna Black

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EBOOKS
Ashton Applewhite This chair rocks: a manifesto against ageism
Gilles Asselin Au Contraire!
Sheila Buff Birding for beginners: a comprehensive introduction to the art of birdwatching
Tara Conklin The last romantics
Frans de Waal Mama's Last Hug
Greg Grandin The end of the myth: from the frontier to the border wall in the mind of America
Greg Iles Cemetery Road
Marlon James Black leopard, red wolf
Frances Mayes See you in the piazza new places to discover in Italy
K. McCoy This Book Will Put You to Sleep
Delia Owens Where the crawdads sing
Anna Pasternak The real Wallis Simpson: a new history of the American divorcee who became the Duchess of Windsor
Hugh Ryan When Brooklyn was queer
Jeremy Scott The Women Who Dared: To Break All the Rules
Lisa See The island of sea women
Amor Towles A gentleman in Moscow
Don Winslow The border
Paul Zollo More songwriters on songwriting

BOOKS

FICTION
Lawrence Ferlinghetti Little boy
Laila Lalami The other Americans
Rajeev Balasubramanyam Professor Chandra follows his bliss
Ann Beattie A wonderful stroke of luck
Evan James Cheer up, Mr. Widdicombe

Historical Fiction
Minette Walters The turn of midnight

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Anne Cleeland Murder in just cause
Stephen Booth The Murder Road
Jacqueline Winspear The American agent

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Kameron Hurley...

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by
Cherilyn Banson

BOOKS

FICTION
Jesse Blackadder In the blink of an eye
Adélaïde Bon The little girl on the ice floe
Kate Hope Day If, then
Dave Eggers The parade
Salley Vickers The Librarian
Louise Candlish Our house

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
S. A. Lelchuk Save me from dangerous men
Harlan Coben Run away
Joe R. Lansdale The elephant of surprise
Craig Russell The devil aspect: the strange truth behind the occurrences at Hrad Orlů Asylum for the Criminally Insane

Short Stories
Polly Rosenwaike Look how happy I'm making you

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
J.P. Ahonen Belzebubs 741.5 A286b comics

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NONFICTION
Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Laurence Benaïm Yves Saint Laurent 746.9 S14Yb
John Loring Joseph Urban 720.92 U12L

Biography & Genealogy
Jeremy Scott Women who dared: to break all the rules 920.72 S832

Books, Reading, Publishing, Journalism, Library & Information Science
Margaret Leslie Davis The lost Gutenberg: the astounding story of one book's five-hundred-year odyssey 093 D26L

Business & Economics
Elad Gil High growth handbook 658.11 G37

Food & Drink
Maggie Hoffman Batch cocktails: make-ahead pitcher drinks for every occasion 641.874 H675

Health & Medicine
Sana Goldberg How to be a patient: the essential guide to navigating the world of modern medicine 610.696 G564
Steven R. Gundry The longevity paradox: how to die young at a ripe old age 613.2 G975L

History
Emile Chabal (editor) France since the 1970s: history, politics & memory in an age of uncertainty 944.083 F844
James Hawes The shortest history of Germany: from Julius Caesar to Angela Merkel: a retelling for our times 943 H312
Jamie James Pagan light: dreams of freedom & beauty in Capri 945.73 J28p
Margaret Ellen Newell Brethren by nature: New England Indians, colonists & the origins of American slavery 306.362 N441
Gilles Asselin Au contraire!: figuring out the French 944 A844
Fritz Stern Five Germanys I have known 943.087 S83f

Languages & Linguistics
Kate Briggs This little art 418.02 B768

Law
Ronald K. L. Collins The People vs. Ferlinghetti: the fight to publish Allen Ginsberg's Howl 345.0274 C692

Literature & Writing
Brooke Warner Green-light your book: how writers can succeed in the new era of publishing 808.02 W242
Christian Wiman He held radical light: the art of faith, the faith of art 814.54 W757h
Aubrey Burl Danse macabre: Franc̦ois Villon, poetry, & murder in Medieval France 841 V7592b

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Alexander Roob Alchemy & mysticism: the hermetic museum 509 R67
Roger A. Sedjo Surviving global warming: why eliminating greenhouse gases isn't enough 551.6 S28

Performing Arts & Music
Victoria Riskin Fay Wray & Robert Riskin: a Hollywood memoir 792.092 W94r
Patrick McGilligan Funny man: Mel Brooks 792.092 B873m
Gwenda Young Clarence Brown: Hollywood's forgotten master 791.43 B812y

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Lise Johnson A. Worried?: science investigates some of life's common concerns 152.46 J630
Shane Pruitt 9 common lies Christians believe: & why God's truth is infinitely better 230 P952
Brad Stulberg The passion paradox: a guide to going all in, finding success & discovering the benefits of an unbalanced life 153.8 S934p

Politics & Government
William J. Burns The back channel: a memoir of American diplomacy & the case for its renewal 327.2 B937
Pat Garofalo The billionaire boondoggle: how our politicians let corporations & bigwigs steal our money & jobs 322.3 G19
The women's suffrage movement 324.6 W842

Social Sciences & Current Events
Samuel Bowles (editor) Poverty traps 339.46 P869
Heather Hansman Downriver: into the future of water in the West 333.91 H198
In search of Stonewall: the riots at 50 the Gay & Lesbian Review at 25: best essays, 1994-2018 306.76 I351
Elaine Mokhtefi Algiers, Third World capital: freedom fighters, revolutionaries, Black Panthers 322.4 M729
Marvin Olasky N. The tragedy of American compassion 362.5 O11
Matt Stroud Thin blue lie: the failure of high-tech policing 363.2 S892
Flint Taylor The torture machine: racism & police violence in Chicago 363.2 T212
Kate Brown Manual for survival: a Chernobyl guide to the future 363.1799 B878m
Billy Ehn The secret world of doing nothing 790.1 E68
Martin Gurri The revolt of the public & the crisis of authority in the new millennium 303.4833 G967

Travel & Geography
Boye Lafayette De Mente Etiquette guide to Japan: know the rules that make the difference! 915.2 D37e
Ultimate eats: the world's top 500 food experiences...ranked 647.95 U471

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AUDIOBOOKS
Nonfiction
Caitlyn Collins Making motherhood work: how women manage careers & caregiving CD 306.874 C692
Jim Hutton Mercury & me CD 780.92 M556h

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EAUDIOBOOKS
Open carry Marc Cameron

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DVDs
Drama
The black Donnellys: the complete season

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Alfred Hitchcock: a legacy of suspense

Nonfiction
The Armenian genocide DVD 956.6 G288

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BLURAYs
Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
True detective: the complete second season

BOOKS

FICTION
Jesse Blackadder In the blink of an eye
Adélaïde Bon The little girl on the ice floe
Kate Hope Day If, then
Dave Eggers The parade
Salley Vickers The Librarian
Louise Candlish Our house

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
S. A. Lelchuk Save me from dangerous men
Harlan Coben Run away
Joe R. Lansdale The elephant of surprise
Craig Russell The devil aspect: the strange truth behind the occurrences at Hrad Orlů Asylum for the Criminally Insane

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Cherilyn Banson

BOOKS

FICTION
William Boyle A friend is a gift you give yourself
Nickolas Butler Little faith
Maggie Gee Virginia Woolf in Manhattan
Anne-Gine Goemans Gliding flight
Anne Griffin When all is said
Peter Heller The river
Dana Reinhardt Tomorrow there will be sun
Peter Rock The night swimmers
Namwali Serpell The old drift
David Vann Halibut on the moon
Lauren Wilkinson American spy
Bonnie Kistler House on fire

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Charles Finch The vanishing man
Mario Giordano Auntie Poldi & the vineyards of Etna
Elly Griffiths The stranger diaries
Victoria Hamilton A gentlewoman's guide to murder
Sophie Hénaff Stick together
Brad Parks The last act
J.P. Pomare Call me Evie
Luca Veste The bone keeper
C.J. Box Wolf pack
Christi Daugherty A beautiful corpse
Dolores Gordon-Smith Forgotten murder
Renee Knight The secretary
Phillip Margolin The perfect alibi

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Robert Jackson Bennett Vigilance

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Jacques Tardi I, Rene Tardi, prisoner of war in Stalag IIB. Vol. 2, My return home 940.5472 T173 comics
Bill Griffith Nobody's fool: the life & times of Schlitzie the Pinhead 92 S394g comics
Peter J. Tomasi The bridge: how the Roeblings connected Brooklyn to New York 624.2 T655 comics

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
James Donovan Shoot for the moon: the space race & the extraordinary voyage of Apollo 11 629.454 D68s
Bob Thompson The illustrated field guide to vintage trailers 629.226 T371

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Simon Garfield In miniature: how small things illuminate the world 745.592 G231i
Sarah Gordon Indecent exposures: Eadweard Muybridge's Animal locomotion nudes 770.92 M99i
Lloyd Kahn Driftwood shacks: anonymous architecture along the California coast 728.3 K124d

Biography & Genealogy
Peter Filkins H.G. Adler: a life in many worlds 92 A591f
Jay Howard Geller The Scholems: a story of the German-Jewish bourgeoisie from emancipation to destruction 920 S643g

Business & Economics
Max Altschuler Hacking sales: the ultimate playbook & tool guide to building a high velocity sales machine 658.8 A799
Leslie Berlin Troublemakers: Silicon Valley's coming of age 338.47 B455
Jeb Blount Fanatical prospecting: the ultimate guide for starting sales conversations & filling the pipeline by leveraging social selling, telephone, email & cold calling 658.872 B623

Chess
Matthew Sadler Game changer: AlphaZero's groundbreaking chess strategies & the promise of AI 794.12 S117g

Computer Science
David D. Clark Designing an internet 004.6 C547
David Pogue MacOS Mojave: the missing manual 005.446 M729

Health & Medicine
Matt Richtel Elegant defense: the extraordinary new science of the immune system: a tale in four lives 616.079 R418

History
Enjeela Ahmadi-Miller The broken circle: a memoir of escaping Afghanistan 958.104 A519
Frank Bergon Two-buck Chuck & the Marlboro Man: the new Old West 979.45 B454
Lorenzo Lucchesi Staten Island: like it or not 974.72 L934
Giles Milton Soldier, sailor, frogman, spy, airman, gangster, kill or die: how the Allies won on D-day 940.542 M662s
Martin Mosebach The 21: a journey into the land of Coptic martyrs 962 M852
Alexander Nemerov Summoning Pearl Harbor 940.542 N433s
Christina Thompson Sea people: the puzzle of Polynesia 996 T371
Helen Zia Last boat out of Shanghai: the epic story of the Chinese who fled Mao's revolution 951.042 Z64
Dilip Hiro Cold war in the Islamic world: Saudi Arabia, Iran & the struggle for supremacy 956 H668c
James Carl Nelson The Polar Bear Expedition: the heroes of America's forgotten invasion of Russia, 1918-1919 947.084 N42p

Literature & Writing
Benjamin Dreyer Dreyer's English: an utterly correct guide to clarity & style 808.02 D825
Donald Hall A carnival of losses: notes nearing ninety 811.54 H168c

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Kathleen Dean Moore Great tide rising: towards clarity & moral courage in a time of planetary change 577.27 M781
David H. DeVorkin The Hubble cosmos: 25 years of new vistas in space 522.29 D498
John Dvorak Mask of the sun: the science, history & forgotten lore of eclipses 523.7 D988

Performing Arts & Music
Peter Doggett Are you ready for the country: Elvis, Dylan, Parsons & the roots of country rock 781.642 D677
Ian S. Port The birth of loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul & the guitar-pioneering rivalry that shaped rock 'n' roll 787.87 P830

Social Sciences & Current Events
Samantha Allen Real queer America: LGBT stories from red states 306.76 A531
Caroline Criado Perez Invisible women: data bias in a world designed for men 305.42 C867
Juanita Tamayo Lott Golden children: legacy of ethnic studies, SF State 304.6 L884
Cara Robertson The trial of Lizzie Borden 364.152 B877r

Sports & Games
Clay Hayes Traditional bowyer's handbook 799.32 H417
Mark Synnott The impossible climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan & the climbing life 796.52 H773s

Travel & Geography
John Baxter A year in Paris: season by season in the City of Light 914.436 B355y
Frances Mayes See you in the piazza: new places to discover in Italy 914.5 M468s

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS
Fiction
Brian Lies The rough patch Child Lies
Dr. Seuss The cat in the hat Child Seuss

Nonfiction
M. H. Clark Tiger days: a book of feelings Child 155.412 C547

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EBOOKS
John Baxter A year in Paris: season by season in the city of light
Jenny Blake Pivot: the only move that matters is your next one
Darrell Bricker Empty planet: the shock of global population decline
Peter Dennis Handwriting Analysis
Wendy Doniger The Hindus: an alternative history
Carrie Gibson El Norte: the epic & forgotten story of Hispanic North America
Ilana Jacqueline Surviving & thriving with an invisible chronic illness: how to stay sane & live one step ahead of your symptoms
Parag Khanna The future is Asian: commerce, conflict & culture in the 21st century
Nina L. Khrushcheva In Putin's footsteps: searching for the soul of an empire across Russia's eleven time zones
J.J. Mulligan Sepúlveda No human is illegal
Katherine S. Newman Downhill from here: retirement insecurity in the age of inequality
Marietta O'Byrne A tapestry garden: the art of weaving plants & place
Mary Pipher Women rowing North: navigating life's currents & flourishing as we age
Amin Saikal Iran rising: the survival & future of the Islamic Republic
Jill Schlesinger The dumb things smart people do with their money: thirteen ways to right your financial wrongs
Fabien Truong Radicalized loyalties: becoming Muslim in the West

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DVDs
Classics
The Rose Tattoo

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CDs
Jazz & Blues
Chucho Valdés Jazz batá 2 CD Jazz Valdés

Opera
Ludwig van Beethoven Fidelio: op. 72 CD Opera Beethoven

Popular
Jeff Tweedy Warm CD Pop Tweedy

BOOKS

FICTION
William Boyle A friend is a gift you give yourself
Nickolas Butler Little faith
Maggie Gee Virginia Woolf in Manhattan
Anne-Gine Goemans Gliding flight
Anne Griffin When all is said
Peter Heller The river
Dana Reinhardt Tomorrow there will be sun
Peter Rock The night swimmers
Namwali Serpell The old drift
David Vann Halibut on the moon
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FICTION
Kathryn Davis The Silk Road
Chigozie Obioma An orchestra of minorities
Fernando Aramburu Homeland
Jamil Jan Kochai 99 nights in Logar
Preti Taneja We that are young

Historical Fiction
Frances Liardet We must be brave
Ona Russell Rule of capture
David Bowman Big bang
Lisa See The island of sea women

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Tony Bellotto Bellini & the sphinx
Andrea Camilleri The overnight kidnapper
Michael Grant A sudden death in Cyprus
Rick Homan Dark Exhibit
Rick Homan Dark Picasso
Joseph Knox The smiling man
Niklas Natt och Dag The wolf & the watchman
Charles Todd The black ascot
Sophie Hannah The next to die
T. J. Martinson The reign of the Kingfisher
Hideo Yokoyama Seventeen

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
K Chess Famous men who never lived
Jenn Lyons The ruin of kings
Charlie Jane Anders The city in the middle of the night
Ann Leckie The Raven tower
George R. R. Martin Fire & blood

Short Stories
A people's future of the United States: speculative fiction from 25 extraordinary writers SS P390
Josh Weil The age of perpetual light Fic Weil

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
W. Jean Dodds Canine nutrigenomics: the new science of feeding your dog for optimum health 636.7 D661

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Julia Cameron Finding water: the art of perseverance 701.15 C182f
Robert A. McCabe Mykonos: portrait of a vanished era 779 M459
Leo Steinberg Michelangelo's sculpture 730.92 B943s

Biography & Genealogy
Dario Fo The Pope's daughter 92 B733f
Anna Pasternak The real Wallis Simpson: a new history of the American divorcée who became the Duchess of Windsor 92 W759p

Business & Economics
Erica Cerulo Work wife: the power of female friendship to drive successful businesses 658.4 C337
Jane Finkle The introvert's complete career guide: from landing a job, to surviving, thriving & moving on up 650.14 F495
Larry E. Swedroe Your complete guide to a successful & secure retirement 332.024 S97y

Computer Science
Florent Pillet RxSwift: reactive programming with swift 005.25 P641
Preston So Decoupled Drupal in practice: architect & implement decoupled Drupal architectures across ... the stack 005.78 S675

Health & Medicine
Jonathan M. Metzl Dying of whiteness: how the politics of racial resentment is killing America's heartland 362.1 M569

History
Greg Grandin The end of the myth: from the frontier to the border wall in the mind of America 973 G753e
Robert Goodwin América: the epic story of Spanish North America, 1493-1898 979.01 G656a
Barry Strauss Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine 937.06 S91t

Literature & Writing
T Kira Madden Long live the tribe of fatherless girls 813 M263
K. McCoy This book will put you to sleep 817 M459
Christopher Hull Our man down in Havana: the story behind Graham Greene's Cold War spy novel 972.912 H877

Performing Arts & Music
Paul Zollo More songwriters on songwriting 782.421 Z86s
A. S. Hamrah The Earth dies streaming: film writing, 2002-2018 791.43 H189

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Lisa Damour Under pressure: confronting the epidemic of stress & anxiety in girls 155.53 D187
S.H. Hooke Middle Eastern mythology 398.2 H782

Social Sciences & Current Events
Jan Batiste Adkins African Americans of San Francisco 305.896 A53
Ashton Applewhite This chair rocks: a manifesto against ageism 305.26 A65t
Terence Clarke An Arena of truth: conflict in black & white 305.8 C5971
Mitchell S. Jackson Survival math: notes on an all-American family 305.896 J132
Chip Jacobs Smogtown: the lung-burning history of pollution in Los Angeles 363.7392 J151
Love & resistance: out of the closet into the Stonewall era 306.76 L941
Nancy Kalikow Maxwell Typically Jewish 305.892 M465t
Paul Morland The human tide: how population shaped the modern world 304.6 M827
Pamela S. Nadell America's Jewish women: a history from colonial times to today 305.48 N124
Hugh Ryan When Brooklyn was queer 306.76 R952
Danielle Sered Until we reckon: violence, mass incarceration & a road to repair 364.6 S662
Keith A. Spencer A people's history of Silicon Valley: how the tech industry exploits workers, erodes privacy & undermines democracy 303.483 S331
Michael H. Stone The new evil: understanding the emergence of modern violent crime 364.3 S711
Albert Woodfox Solitary: unbroken by four decades in solitary confinement: my story of transformation & hope 322.42 W855
Anthony Harkins (editor) Appalachian reckoning: a region responds to Hillbilly Elegy 305.562 A481

Sports & Games
Amy Bass One goal: a coach, a team & the game that brought a divided town together 796.334 B293
Sam Sloan Chinese chess for beginners 794.18 S521
Aono Teruichi Better moves for better shogi 794.18 A58

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BOOKS
Nonfiction
Troon Harrison The birdman Child 326 H245

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EBOOKS
Neal Bascomb The escape artists a band of daredevil pilots & the greatest prison break of the Great War
Mary Beard How do we look the body, the divine & the question of civilization
James R. Benn Solemn graves
Niobia Bryant Mistress for hire
Myke Cole The queen of crows
Pankaj Ghemawat The new global road map enduring strategies for turbulent times
Sean Grigsby Daughters of forgotten light
Rosie Howard The homecoming
Lynne Hugo The testament of Harold's wife
Kenji Jasper Nostrand avenue
William W. Johnstone A Colorado Christmas
Elmer Kelton The man who rode midnight
Peter Laws Unleashed
Ursula K. Le Guin The wave in the mind talks & essays on the writer, the reader & the imagination
Maureen Lee Violet's children
Peter Leonard Raylan goes to Detroit
Brian McClellan War cry
Eric McCormack The mysterium a novel of deconstruction
Kristina McMorris Sold on a Monday
Claire Messud The hunters
Ian O'Connor Belichick the making of the greatest football coach of all time
Kathleen Kelley Reardon The secret handshake mastering the politics of the business inner circle
Jennifer Riel Creating great choices a leader's guide to integrative thinking
Brandon Sanderson Infinity blade redemption
Shaun Sinclair Street rap
Raj Sisodia Conscious capitalism field guide tools for transforming your organization
Bradley R. Staats Never stop learning stay relevant, reinvent yourself & thrive
Paul Theroux Figures in a landscape people & places
Tiffany L. Warren The outside child

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CDs
Sacred
Love came down at Christmas: carols from Wells Cathedral CD Sacred Love

BOOKS

FICTION
Kathryn Davis The Silk Road
Chigozie Obioma An orchestra of minorities
Fernando Aramburu Homeland
Jamil Jan Kochai 99 nights in Logar
Preti Taneja We that are young

Historical Fiction
Frances Liardet We must be brave
Ona Russell Rule of capture
David Bowman Big bang
Lisa See The island of sea women

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Tony Bellotto Bellini & the sphinx
Andrea Camilleri...

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FICTION
Jen Beagin Vacuum in the dark
Levan Berdzenishvili Sacred darkness: the last days of the Gulag

Historical Fiction
Christopher Castellani Leading men
Elizabeth Letts Finding Dorothy

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Barry Eisler Graveyard of memories
Philip Kerr Berlin noir
Nick Petrie Tear it down
Ragnar Jónasson Blackout
Don Winslow The border
Nelson DeMille A quiet end

Short Stories
Machado de Assis The collected stories of Machado de Assis

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Ruppert Florent The perineum technique 741.5 R878 comics

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Ken Steiglitz The discrete charm of the machine: why the world became digital 621.38 S33

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Bob Batchelor Stan Lee: the man behind Marvel 741.592 L481b
Isaac Mizrahi IM: a memoir 746.92 M699

Biography & Genealogy
Grace Kennan Warnecke Daughter of the cold war 92 W241
Kate Hubbard Devices & desires: Bess of Hardwick & the building of Elizabethan England 92 S561h
Samantha Seiple Louisa on the front lines: Louisa May Alcott in the Civil War 92 A349s

Books, Reading, Publishing, Journalism, Library & Information Science
Marvin Kalb Enemy of the people: Trump's war on the press, the new McCarthyism & the threat to American democracy 071.3 K142e

Health & Medicine
Alex Berenson Tell your children: the truth about marijuana, mental illness & violence 362.295 B452
Judith Grisel Never enough: the neuroscience & experience of addiction 615.78 G887
Lindsey Vonn Strong is the new beautiful: embrace your natural beauty, eat clean & harness your power 613.0424 V896
Sue Armstrong Borrowed time: the science of how & why we age 612.67 A738b
Gerda Saunders Memory's last breath: field notes on my dementia 362.19 S871

Literature & Writing
David Shields The trouble with men: reflections on sex, love, marriage, porn & power 814.6 S55t
Ann Whitford Paul Writing picture books: a hands-on guide from story creation to publication 808.068 P281

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Bob Berman Earth-shattering: violent supernovas, galactic explosions, biological mayhem, nuclear meltdowns & other hazards to life in our universe 523.1 B516e

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
DeVon Franklin The truth about men: what men & women need to know 155.33 F854
Michael P. Winship Hot Protestants: a history of Puritanism in England & America 285.9 W777

Politics & Government
William Davies Nervous states: democracy & the decline of reason 320.01 D286
Michael Walzer Political action: a practical guide to movement politics 322.4 W242p
Angela E. Stent Putin's world: Russia against the West & with the rest 327.47 S428

Social Sciences & Current Events
Jenna Jameson How to make love like a porn star: a cautionary tale 306.77 J238
Alexandra Robbins Fraternity: an inside look at a year of college boys becoming men 371.85 R63f
Eric Thurman Thrive in retirement: simple secrets for being happy for the rest of your life 306.38 T425
Raghuram Rajan The third pillar: how markets & the state leave the community behind 306.3 R162t

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS
Fiction
Jessica Love Julián is a mermaid Child Love

Nonfiction
Gerald McDermott Anansi the spider: a tale from the Ashanti Child 398.2 M134a

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DVDs
Action & Adventure
The man from U.N.C.L.E.

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Columbo. Mystery movie collection. 1989-1990
Columbo. Mystery movie collection. 1991-2003

You are there. America grows up DVD 973.8 Y835ame
You are there. Ancient Greece DVD 938.06 Y835an
You are there. Discovery & mutiny DVD 972.02 Y835d
You are there. Jefferson makes a difference DVD 973.46 Y835j
You are there. The American Revolution & George Washington DVD 973.3 Y835am
You are there. The American Revolution prepares DVD 973.3 Y835a

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CDs

Popular
Bobby Caldwell Blue condition CD Pop Caldwell

BOOKS

FICTION
Jen Beagin Vacuum in the dark
Levan Berdzenishvili Sacred darkness: the last days of the Gulag

Historical Fiction
Christopher Castellani Leading men
Elizabeth Letts Finding Dorothy

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Barry Eisler Graveyard of memories
Philip Kerr Berlin noir
Nick Petrie Tear it down
Ragnar Jónasson Blackout
Don Winslow The border
Nelson DeMille A quiet end

Short Stories
Machado de Assis...

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BOOKS

FICTION
Jordanna Max Brodsky The wolf in the whale
Thomas Mallon Landfall
Agustín Fernández Mallo Nocilla dream
Agustín Fernández Mallo Nocilla experience
Agustín Fernández Mallo Nocilla lab

Historical Fiction
Pitchaya Sudbanthad Bangkok wakes to rain
Matthew Flaming The kingdom of Ohio
Natasha Lester The Paris seamstress

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Anne Perry Triple jeopardy

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
David Walton The genius plague

Short Stories
Ed Finn (editor) Hieroglyph: stories & visions for a better future SS H532

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Gébé Letter to survivors 741.5 G262 comics
Tom King Mister Miracle 741.5 K580 comics
Guillaume Singelin PTSD 741.5 S641p comics
Lucy Knisley Kid gloves: nine months of careful chaos 741.5 K718k comics

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NONFICTION

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen American art pottery: the Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection 738.3 F868a
A living work of art: the Norton Simon Museum Sculpture Garden 730.9794 N821
Adele Cygelman Arthur Elrod: desert modern design 747 E74c
Neil Jackson Pierre Koenig: a view from the archive 720.92 K819j

Business & Economics
Hambleton Lord Fundamentals of angel investing: a guide to making the principles, skills & concepts every investor needs to succeed 332.6 L866
Conor Richardson Millennial money makeover: escape debt, save for your future & live the rich life now 332.024 R393

Health & Medicine
Katy Butler The art of dying well: a practical guide to a good end of life 616.029 B973

History
H.G. Adler Theresienstadt, 1941-1945: the face of a coerced community 940.5318 A591
Daniel Immerwahr How to hide an empire: a history of the greater United States 973 I62
Nina L. Khrushcheva In Putin's footsteps: searching for the soul of an empire across Russia's eleven time zones 947.086 K528
William K. Klingaman The darkest year: the American home front 1941-1942 940.5373 K65d
Gregory Aldrete The long shadow of antiquity: what have the Greeks & Romans done for us? 938 A365L

Literature & Writing
Ben Blatt Nabokov's favorite word is mauve: what the numbers reveal about the classics, bestsellers & our own writing 809 B613
Janet Malcolm Nobody's looking at you 814.54 M243n
Tucker Max The book in a box method: the groundbreaking new way to write & publish your book 808.02 T795
The Trump leaks: The Onion exposes the top secret memos, emails & doodles that could take down a President 817 O4t

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Philipp Blom Nature's mutiny: how the little Ice Age of the long seventeenth century transformed the West & shaped the present 551.694 B653n
Mark Miodownik Liquid rules: the delightful & dangerous substances that flow through our lives 530.42 M669L
David Wallace-Wells The uninhabitable earth: life after warming 551.6 W155

Performing Arts & Music
Ruby Ray Ruby Ray Kalifornia kool Photographs 1976-1982 781.66 R263

Politics & Government
Rory McVeigh The politics of losing: Trump, the Klan & the mainstreaming of resentment 320.56 M459

Social Sciences & Current Events
Timothy P. Carney Alienated America: why some places thrive while others collapse 306.0973 C289a
Dave Cullen Parkland: birth of a movement 371.782 C96p
Kathleen Fitzpatrick Generous thinking: a radical approach to saving the university 370.11 F582
W. David Marx Ametora: how Japan saved American style 391 M369
David N. Perkins Making learning whole: how seven principles of teaching can transform education 371.102 P419
Maryam Rafiee Dear Baba: a story through letters 365.45 R124
Nikesh Shukla (editor) The good immigrant: 26 writers reflect on America 305.9069 G591s
Fabien Truong Radicalized loyalties: becoming Muslim in the West 305.6 T773
Jim Goad The redneck manifesto: how hillbillies, hicks & white trash became America's scapegoats 305.562 G534
Peter Cole Dockworker power: race & activism in Durban & the San Francisco Bay area 331.88 C674

Travel & Geography
Eyewitness travel top 10 Seattle 917.977 E97t
Lonely Planet Pocket Seattle 917.977 L847p

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS
Fiction
Grace Lin A big mooncake for Little Star Child Lin
Michael Morpurgo The Mozart question: we fought back with our music, it was the only weapon we had Child Morpugo

DVDs
Paddington 2

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DVDs
Action & Adventure
Berry Gordy's the last dragon

Classics
She done him wrong
The swan
You Can't Take It With You

Comedy
Anything else

Drama
Puzzle
Can you ever forgive me?
The sweet hereafter= De beaux lendemains
The wife
Before the rains
The boondock saints
The city of your final destination

Foreign Language
Burning bush= Hořící keř DVD European
The other side of hope DVD European
A Special day = Una giornata particolare DVD Italian
The People vs. Fritz Bauer= Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer DVD German

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Murder ahoy
Murder at the gallop
Murder most foul
Murder, she said

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Count Dracula

Nonfiction
Before the flood DVD 363.738 B393
The mystery of Mystère: when art & science merge DVD 791.3 C57m
Cosmos: a spacetime odyssey DVD 520 C821
Human flow DVD 362.87 H880
Tea with the dames DVD 792.02 T220

BOOKS

FICTION
Jordanna Max Brodsky The wolf in the whale
Thomas Mallon Landfall
Agustín Fernández Mallo Nocilla dream
Agustín Fernández Mallo Nocilla experience
Agustín Fernández Mallo Nocilla lab

Historical Fiction
Pitchaya Sudbanthad Bangkok wakes to rain
Matthew Flaming The kingdom of Ohio
Natasha Lester The Paris seamstress

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Anne Perry Triple jeopardy

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
David Walton...

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BOOKS

FICTION
Ayesha Harruna Attah The hundred wells of Salaga
Sandra Newman The heavens
Yuko Tsushima Territory of light
Khaled Khalifa Death is hard work
Valeria Luiselli Lost children archive
Olga Slavnikova The man who couldn't die: the tale of an authentic human being

Historical Fiction
Yangsze Choo The night tiger

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Douglas Preston Verses for the dead
Jenny Rogneby Any means necessary
Charles Cumming The Moroccan girl
Martin Limón Buddha's money
Peter May Runaway
Yrsa Sigurdardottir The reckoning

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Sylvain Neuvel The test
Jasper Fforde Early riser

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Harlan Ellison Harlan Ellison's 7 against chaos 741.5 E597 comics
Ted Fox Showtime at the Apollo: the epic tale of Harlem's legendary theater 792.0974 F830 comics

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Marietta O'Byrne A tapestry garden: the art of weaving plants & place 635 O9t

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
John J. Curley Global art & the Cold War 701 C928
Oscar P. Fitzgerald Little book of wooden boxes: wooden boxes created by the masters 745.51 F576
Ellen Lupton Design is storytelling 745.4 L966d
Sandy Black Knitting: fashion, industry, craft 746.432 B561

Biography & Genealogy
Adina Hoffman Ben Hecht: fighting words, moving pictures 92 H447h
Dani Shapiro Inheritance: a memoir of genealogy, paternity & love 92 S222i
Alison Singh Gee Where the peacocks sing: a palace, a prince & the search for home 070.92 G27

Books, Reading, Publishing, Journalism, Library & Information Science
Jill Abramson Merchants of truth: the business of news & the fight for facts 071.3 A837

Business & Economics
Jenny Blake Pivot: the only move that matters is your next one 650.14 B581
Parag Khanna The future is Asian: commerce, conflict & culture in the 21st century 330.95 K45f
William L. Silber The story of silver: how the white metal shaped America & the modern world 332.422 S58s
Alan Stein Jr. Raise your game: high-performance secrets from the best of the best 650.1 S341
Timothy A. Wise Eating tomorrow: agribusiness, family farmers & the battle for the future of food 338.1 W754
David Airey Identity designed: the definitive guide to visual branding 658.827 A76

Chess
Thomas Engqvist 300 most important chess positions: study five a week to be a better chess player 794.12 E369t

Food & Drink
Linda Miller Nicholson Pasta, pretty please: a vibrant approach to handmade noodles 641.822 N52

Health & Medicine
Christie Aschwanden Good to go: what the athlete in all of us can learn from the strange science of recovery 617.1 A24
Nick Chen Rx for hope: an integrative approach to cancer care 616.994 C420
B. Brett Finlay The whole-body microbiome: how to harness microbes-- inside & out-- for lifelong health 616.9 F496
Heather Dawn Godfrey Essential oils for mindfulness & meditation: relax, replenish & rejuvenate 615.321 G543
Ilana Jacqueline Surviving & thriving with an invisible chronic illness: how to stay sane & live one step ahead of your symptoms 616.044 J162
Randolph M. Nesse Good reasons for bad feelings: insights from the frontier of evolutionary psychiatry 616.89 N373
Melanie Warner The magic feather effect: the science of alternative medicine & the surprising power of belief 615.5 W242

History
Peter M. Field The Tenderloin District of San Francisco through time 979.461 F453
Sven-Eric Liedman A world to win: the life & works of Karl Marx 335.4 L623
Brad Meltzer The first conspiracy: the secret plot to kill George Washington 973.4 M496
Amin Saikal Iran rising: the survival & future of the Islamic Republic 955 S13i
Jon Wilson The Chaos of Empire: the British Raj & the Conquest of India 954.03 W691
Lawrence Wright God save Texas: a journey into the soul of the Lone Star State 976.4 W951g
Carrie Gibson El Norte: the epic & forgotten story of Hispanic North America 973.0468 G448e
David Wengrow What makes civilization?: the ancient near East & the future of the West 932 W485

Home & Family Management
Katrina Rodabaugh Mending matters: stitch, patch & repair your favorite denim & more 646.6 R61

Law
Steve Luxenberg Separate: the story of Plessy v. Ferguson & America's journey from slavery to segregation 342.7308 L979

Literature & Writing
Kathleen Collins Notes from a black woman's diary: selected works of Kathleen Collins 813.54 C692
Stephen Greenblatt Tyrant: Shakespeare on politics 822.3 G79t
John Warner The writer's practice: building confidence in your nonfiction writing 808.02 W242
Ytasha L. Womack Afrofuturism: the world of black sci-fi & fantasy culture 809.3876 W872

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Dane Huckelbridge No beast so fierce: the terrifying true story of the Champawat Tiger, the deadliest animal in history 599.756 H865

Performing Arts & Music
W.K. Stratton The wild bunch: Sam Peckinpah, a revolution in Hollywood & the making of a legendary film 791.43 S825
Hanif Abdurraqib Go ahead in the rain: notes to A Tribe Called Quest 782.421 T731

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Dominic Done When faith fails: finding God in the shadow of doubt 234.2 D716
A. J. Jacobs Thanks a thousand: a gratitude journey 179.9 J171t
Ram Dass How can I help?: stories & reflections on service 158 R165h
Randy Pausch The last lecture 158.1 P287

Politics & Government
Helena Rosenblatt The lost history of liberalism: from ancient Rome to the twenty-first century 320.51 R723
Michael Tomasky If we can keep it: how the republic collapsed & how it might be saved 320.973 T591

Reference
U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational outlook handbook Ref 331.702 O14

Social Sciences & Current Events
Ben Barres The autobiography of a transgender scientist 306.76 B274
Akiko Busch How to disappear: notes on invisibility in a time of transparency 304.2 B92h
Heike Geissler Seasonal associate 331.25 G278
Bruce Cannon Gibney A generation of sociopaths: how the baby boomers betrayed America 306.0973 G356
Matthew Hindman The internet trap: how the digital economy builds monopolies & undermines democracy 303.4833 H586
Cal Newport Digital minimalism: choosing a focused life in a noisy world 303.4833 N472
Mary Pipher Women rowing north: navigating life's currents & flourishing as we age 305.26 P665w
Marc Reisner Cadillac desert: the American West & its disappearing water 333.91 R37c
Shani Robinson None of the above: the untold story of the Atlanta public schools cheating scandal, corporate greed & the criminalization of educators 370.9758 R560
Wendy Willis These are strange times, my dear: field notes from the republic 306.2 W679
Caitlyn Collins Making motherhood work: how women manage careers & caregiving 306.874 C692
Adam Higginbotham Midnight in Chernobyl: the untold story of the world's greatest nuclear disaster 363.1799 H535

Travel & Geography
Lonely Planet London 914.21 L847
Lonely Planet Madrid 914.641 L847

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BOOKS
Nonfiction
Margot Lee Shetterly Hidden figures: the true story of four Black women & the space race Child 510.92 S594

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DVDs
Action & Adventure
Shane
The shootist

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Gattaca
The forgotten

BOOKS

FICTION
Ayesha Harruna Attah The hundred wells of Salaga
Sandra Newman The heavens
Yuko Tsushima Territory of light
Khaled Khalifa Death is hard work
Valeria Luiselli Lost children archive
Olga Slavnikova The man who couldn't die: the tale of an authentic human being

Historical Fiction
Yangsze Choo The night tiger

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Douglas Preston Verses for the dead
Jenny Rogneby Any means necessary
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The history of American cinema up to today has included the "Western" as a central genre. While inspired by popular literature, Westerns continue to tell stories about the perils settlers experienced during Western expansion. Mechanics' is home to an extensive collection of Western Americana, including many titles from the Western silver screen and television. 'Giddy-up' to the Western film display on the 2nd floor and take home DVD and Blu-ray from our diverse collection ranging back to the 1930s.

Craig recommends Johnny Guitar starring Joan Crawford and Sterling Hayden. "In this drama film, released in 1954, Joan Crawford as Vienna plays a strong-willed saloon owner. She battles the local townspeople headed by Emma, the local sexually repressed, lynch-happy female rancher. She is out to frame Vienna for a string of robberies. Johnny Logan is a guitar-strumming drifter who was once in love with Vienna, and is offered a job in her saloon. This film is often considered one of the most original westerns of all time... and the women in the film are far tougher than the men."

Taryn recommends:

  • Red River -- "Based on the almost brilliant but still pulpy Blazing Guns on the Chisholm Trail"
  • Dances with Wolves -- "Fascinating native scenery and much of the dialogue is spoken in Lakota with English subtitles."
  • Taryn also recommends the True Grit the novel by Charles Portis, along with both film adaptations starring John Wayne and Josh Brolin.

Veronica recommends High Noon calling it "one of my all-time favorite Westerns".

Lisa recommends True Grit and McCabe and Mrs. Miller

Myles recommends Django Unchained -- "Tarantino’s Spaghetti Western, loosely based on the 1966 Italian film Django, is set in the South and follows freed slave Django, played by Jamie Foxx, as he carries out revenge on plantation owners that have kept his wife captive. Embedded in this violent revisionist Western are the familiar themes of frontier justice, but it’s the frank take on race relations that makes this film stand out."

Steven recommends:

  • The Searchers -- "John Ford directed the best known classics of the Western genre. Many consider this his greatest achievement; it features John Wayne and Jeffrey Hunter searching for a girl kidnapped by Comanches. The ending will surprise you."
  • High Noon -- "Gary Cooper won the Oscar, some say for looking at a clock with a worried expression on his face. This 50s classic has the quintessential shootout scene in which we see the gunfight as a spectator sport. Contrast this with Costner’s Open Range (below)."
  • The Frisco Kid -- "A hidden gem from the 70s. Gene Wilder plays a rabbi sent fresh from the yeshiva school in Poland to a congregation in San Francisco. He has to team up with an outlaw (Harrison Ford before the Star Wars movies) in order to make his way across the country."
  • True Grit -- "The Mechanics Institute library has both the original with John Wayne and Kim Darby as well as the 2010 remake with Jeff Bridges and Hailee Steinfeld. Wayne and Bridges both won the Oscar for Best Actor. The remake had additional Oscar-winning performances as well.  A teenage girl seeks justice for her murdered family. Justice proves a bit elusive."
  • Once Upon a Time in the West -- "Of all the spaghetti westerns this is my favorite. The casting of Sergio Leone’s classic stands as one of the most subversive contributions to the genre: he cast actors quite diametrically against type with Henry Fonda as the sociopathic villain and Jason Robards as morally ambiguous outlaw.  Mythic themes such as the hero’s journey and redemption make this more than just another Western."
  • The Outlaw Josey Wales -- "The 1970s saw a revision of the Western genre to include more historically accurate elements. Screen writer Philip Kaufman integrated these into a script that shows, long before his Indiana Jones movies, that he could craft a perfect story arc. The title character’s outlaw career as a consequence of the Civil War and its aftermath along with a sympathetic portrayal of Native Americans frames the Western in a very different manner than the earlier classics."
  • Dead Man -- "Auteur Jim Jarmusch directed Johnny Depp in this strange and dream-like re-imagining of the Western. Picture the classic Shootout at the OK Corral on acid. In black & white with an interesting collection of actors including Iggy Pop, John Hurt, Gabriel Byrne, Crispin Glover and Jared Harris (son of Richard Harris)."
  • Unforgiven -- "Eastwood further deconstructs the Western in this 1992 movie that goes to great lengths to ‘de-romanticize’ and ‘de-mythologize’ the Western. In a key scene Gene Hackman blows apart the mythos of the western gunslinger with an uncomfortable truth. Some younger viewers may like to see a performance by Richard Harris before he was Dumbledore."
  • Open Range -- "Kevin Costner studied of primary sources and photographs from the period in aid of creating this neo-realistic Western. Unlike the stereotypical depiction of the gunfight in a Western (High Noon, for example), the townspeople flee before the final showdown, not wanting to be anywhere near when the bullets start to fly. Set during one of the many ‘range wars’ that displaced the small-scale ranchers on the frontier in the late 19th century, the film dramatizes a little known chapter of the history of the western United States."

The history of American cinema up to today has included the "Western" as a central genre. While inspired by popular literature, Westerns continue to tell stories about the perils settlers experienced during Western expansion. Mechanics' is home to an extensive collection of Western Americana, including many titles from the Western silver screen and television. 'Giddy-up' to the Western film display on the 2nd floor and take home DVD and Blu-ray from our diverse collection ranging back to the 1930s.

Craig recommends Johnny Guitar starring Joan Crawford and Sterling Hayden. "In this drama film, released in 1954, Joan Crawford as Vienna plays a strong-willed saloon owner. She battles the local townspeople headed by Emma, the local sexually repressed, lynch-happy female rancher. She is out to frame Vienna for a string of robberies. Johnny Logan is a guitar-strumming drifter who was once in love with Vienna, and is offered a job in her saloon. This film is often considered one of the most original westerns of all time... and the women in the film are far tougher than the...

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