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FICTION
Christa Wolf Cassandra: a novel and four essays

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

NONFICTION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DVDs
Animation
Weathering with you

Children's
Mulan DVD Children's

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

Foreign Language
Black Mexicans DVD Spanish
Cold war DVD European

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

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Midsommar

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

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FICTION
Christa Wolf Cassandra: a novel and four essays

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

NONFICTION

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

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

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

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

Performing Arts...

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Cherilyn Banson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Health & Medicine
Debora Mackenzie...

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

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

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Cherilyn Banson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NON-FICTION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Cherilyn Banson

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    James McBride's first book since winning the National Book Award for The Good Lord Bird has finally arrived! Set in 1969, Deacon King Kong, McBride's dark comedy about an aging, boozy old church deacon has been heralded as a 'love letter to New York City' and the Sister Production Company has snapped up the TV rights to the book. But McBride is no stranger to adaptation -- his Miracle at St. Anna was a 2008 film directed by Spike Lee and The Good Lord Bird, his electrifying work about John Brown before the Harper's Ferry Raid is now airing as a miniseries by the same name on Showtime.

    Speaking of adaptations, our historical fiction list features Hilary Mantel's The Mirror and the Light, the final installment of the Wolf Hall trilogy. You may have seen the stunning Wolf Hall Masterpiece series about Thomas Cromwell based on Mantel's first two books, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. The BBC has confirmed that this third novel will provide the basis for Wolf Hall series 2.

    If you've been pining for Sara Paretsky's legendary private eye, V.I. “Vic” Warshawski, look no further, he is back for the 20th time in Dead Land, a noirish political thriller. Our TBR (To Be Read) list runneth over as much anticipated new titles by John Grisham, Emma Straub, Sue Monk Kidd and more have arrived!

FICTION
James McBride Deacon King Kong
Alma Katsu The deep
Lee Durkee The last taxi driver
Kate Elizabeth Russell My dark Vanessa
Emma Straub All adults here
Jennifer Weiner Big summer
Lily King Writers & lovers

Historical Fiction
Sue Monk Kidd The book of longings
Stefano Massini The Lehman trilogy
Hilary Mantel The mirror & the light

Mystery, Suspense, Thrillers, Espionage & Intrigue
Riku Onda The Aosawa murders
Leighton Rockafellow Dminished capacity
Louise Penny The hangman
Camilla Bruce You let me in
Ben Aaronovitch False value
Clive Cussler Journey of the pharaohs
John Grisham Camino winds
Douglas J Preston Crooked river
Sara Paretsky Dead land
Julia Spencer-Fleming Hid from our eyes
Cara Black Three hours in Paris
Jussi Adler-Olsen Victim 2117
C S Harris Who speaks for the damned

Short Stories
Stephen King If it bleeds

NONFICTION

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Harry Cooper Philip Guston now 759.13 G98c

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    James McBride's first book since winning the National Book Award for The Good Lord Bird has finally arrived! Set in 1969, Deacon King Kong, McBride's dark comedy about an aging, boozy old church deacon has been heralded as a 'love letter to New York City' and the Sister Production Company has snapped up the TV rights to the book. But McBride is no stranger to adaptation -- his Miracle at St. Anna was a 2008 film directed by Spike Lee and The Good Lord Bird, his electrifying work about John Brown before the Harper's Ferry Raid is now airing as a miniseries by the same name on Showtime.

    Speaking of adaptations, our historical fiction list features Hilary Mantel's The Mirror and the Light, the final installment of the Wolf Hall trilogy. You may have seen the stunning Wolf Hall Masterpiece series about Thomas Cromwell based on Mantel's first two books, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. The BBC has confirmed that this third novel will provide the basis for Wolf Hall series 2.

    If you've been pining for Sara Paretsky's legendary private eye, V.I. “Vic” Warshawski, look no further, he is back...

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Cherilyn Banson

EBOOKS
    This week's nonfiction ebooks share a common and comforting thread: de-stressing, de-cluttering and reinvention. For that co-worker whose desk is overflowing, hand him/her a copy of Marie Kondo's Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life to pull them back on track. For that frazzled friend who can't ever focus, perhaps you might recommend Burnout: the Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle. If you know someone who needs help in the communication department, check out Surrounded by Idiots to master those sticky work situations.

    Did you happen to catch Fareed Zakaria's recent NPR interview on his new book, Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World? Just hearing it makes the world appear decidedly better and maybe, a little brighter too. But wait, the cherry topping this week's satisfying list has to be Reed Hastings' No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention. Talk about a revolution in the entertainment industry. We can't wait to learn more about the online DVD rental service that defied tradition and built a culture focused on freedom and responsibility. Wow -- the universe is full of possibilities!

Non-fiction
Stephen R Covey The 7 habits of highly effective people: powerful lessons in personal change
Amy Morin 13 things mentally strong women don't do: own your power, channel your confidence, and find your authentic voice for a life of meaning and joy
Andrew M Cuomo American crisis
Emily Nagoski Burnout: the secret to unlocking the stress cycle
Sam Wasson Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman
Isabel Briggs Myers Gifts differing: understanding personality type
Marie Kondō Joy at work: organizing your professional life
Danielle L Mayfield The myth of the American dream: reflections on affluence, autonomy, safety, and power
Reed Hastings No rules rules: Netflix and the culture of reinvention
Thomas Erikson Surrounded by idiots: the four types of human behavior and how to effectively communicate with each in business (and in life)
Fareed Zakaria Ten lessons for a post-pandemic world
Michael Lewis The undoing project: a friendship that changed our minds
Writing politics: an anthology

EBOOKS
    This week's nonfiction ebooks share a common and comforting thread: de-stressing, de-cluttering and reinvention. For that co-worker whose desk is overflowing, hand him/her a copy of Marie Kondo's Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life to pull them back on track. For that frazzled friend who can't ever focus, perhaps you might recommend Burnout: the Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle. If you know someone who needs help in the communication department, check out Surrounded by Idiots to master those sticky work situations.

    Did you happen to catch Fareed Zakaria's recent NPR interview on his new book, Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World? Just hearing it makes the world appear decidedly better and maybe, a little brighter too. But wait, the cherry topping this week's satisfying list has to be Reed Hastings' No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention. Talk about a revolution in the entertainment industry. We can't wait to learn more about the online DVD rental service that defied tradition and built a culture focused on freedom and responsibility. Wow...

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Cherilyn Banson

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Want to know what famous cooks have in their fridges? Find out what Alice Waters, Nancy Silverton, Daniel Boulud and 32 other world-renowned chefs eat in Chef's Fridges by Carrie Solomon. Autumn is also a great time for stargazing with Edward Brooke-Hitching's Sky Atlas and pondering the Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel.
FICTION
Robert Galbraith Troubled blood

NONFICTION
Sylvie Weil At home with André and Simone Weil 843.9 W42w
H R McMaster Battlegrounds: the fight to defend the free world 327.73 M167
Carrie Solomon Chefs' fridges more than 35 world-renowned cooks reveal what they eat at home 641.5092 S689
Albert Camus Committed writings 844 C21co
Museum of capitalism 700.411 M986
Roger Moorhouse Poland 1939: the outbreak of World War II 940.54 M825
Morgan Housel The psychology of money: timeless lessons on wealth, greed, and happiness 332.024 H842
Edward Brooke-Hitching The sky atlas: the greatest maps, myths and discoveries of the universe 520.9 B872

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Want to know what famous cooks have in their fridges? Find out what Alice Waters, Nancy Silverton, Daniel Boulud and 32 other world-renowned chefs eat in Chef's Fridges by Carrie Solomon. Autumn is also a great time for stargazing with Edward Brooke-Hitching's Sky Atlas and pondering the Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel.
FICTION
Robert Galbraith Troubled blood

NONFICTION
Sylvie Weil At home with André and Simone Weil 843.9 W42w
H R McMaster Battlegrounds: the fight to defend the free world 327.73 M167
Carrie Solomon Chefs' fridges more than 35 world-renowned cooks reveal what they eat at home 641.5092 S689
Albert Camus Committed writings 844 C21co
Museum of capitalism 700.411 M986
Roger Moorhouse...

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Cherilyn Banson

EBOOKS
MI's digital bookshelf is bursting with bestselling ebooks! You'll find Oprah's latest Book Club pick, Caste: the Origins of Our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson, Bob Woodward's Rage, Meredith Talusan's Fairest, Jasper Fforde's Constant Rabbit and more in the catalog now. All you need is a library card, computer or tablet and an Axis 360 account to get started.
FICTION
Kristin Chang Bestiary
Jasper Fforde The constant rabbit
Susanna Clarke Piranesi

NONFICTION
Leonard Downie All about the story: news, power, politics, and the Washington post
Jared Yates Sexton American rule: how a nation conquered the world but failed its people
Martin B Duberman Andrea Dworkin: the feminist as revolutionary
Jennifer Taub Big dirty money: the shocking injustice and unseen cost of white collar crime
Charles Leerhsen Butch Cassidy: the true story of an American outlaw
Isabel Wilkerson Caste: the origins of our discontents
Albert Camus Committed writings
Laila Lalami Conditional citizens: on belonging in America
P J O'Rourke A cry from the far middle: dispatches from a divided land
Meredith Talusan Fairest: a memoir
Thomas McKelvey Cleaver I will run wild: the Pacific war from Pearl Harbor to Midway
Patricia Tanumihardja Instant pot Asian pressure cooker meals: fast, fresh & affordable
Madison Salters Introduction to teaching with Zoom: a practical guide for implementing digital education strategies, creating engaging classroom activities, and building an effective online learning environment
Rita R Colwell A lab of one's own: one woman's personal journey through sexism in science
David Nasaw The last million: Europe's displaced persons from World War to Cold War
Carl Hoffman Liar's circus: a strange and terrifying journey into the upside-down world of Trump's MAGA rallies
Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling A Libertarian Walks into a Bear: The Utopian Plot to Liberate an American Town (And Some Bears)
David Eagleman Livewired: the inside story of the ever-changing brain
Bakari Sellers My vanishing country: a memoir
Elliott Currie A peculiar indifference: the neglected toll of violence on black America
Scott Anderson The quiet Americans: four CIA spies at the dawn of the Cold War--a tragedy in three acts
Lisa Rogak Rachel Maddow
Bob Woodward Rage
Rick Perlstein Reaganland: America's right turn, 1976-1980
Eric Weiner The Socrates express: in search of life lessons from dead philosophers
Ken Ilgunas This land is our land: how we lost the right to roam and how to take it back
Patrisse Khan-Cullors When they call you a terrorist: a Black Lives Matter memoir
Ruby Hamad White tears brown scars: how white feminism betrays women of color
Jeffrey J Selingo Who gets in and why: a year inside college admissions
The writer's library: the authors you love on the books that changed their lives
Meera Shah You're the only one I've told: the stories behind abortion
Phil Simon Zoom

EBOOKS
MI's digital bookshelf is bursting with bestselling ebooks! You'll find Oprah's latest Book Club pick, Caste: the Origins of Our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson, Bob Woodward's Rage, Meredith Talusan's Fairest, Jasper Fforde's Constant Rabbit and more in the catalog now. All you need is a library card, computer or tablet and an Axis 360 account to get started.
FICTION
Kristin Chang Bestiary
Jasper Fforde The constant rabbit
Susanna Clarke Piranesi

NONFICTION
Leonard Downie All about the story: news, power, politics, and the Washington post
Jared Yates Sexton American rule: how a nation conquered the world but failed its people
Martin B Duberman Andrea Dworkin: the feminist as revolutionary
Jennifer Taub...

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