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Readers Nook

by
Cherilyn Banson

BOOKS

FICTION
Elizabeth Kostova The shadow land
Roland Merullo The delight of being ordinary: a road trip with the Pope & the Dalai Lama
Vaddey Ratner Music of the ghosts
M.L. Rio If we were villains
Jesse Ruddock Shot-blue
Eleanor Wasserberg Foxlowe

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Jennifer Finney Boylan Long black veil
Oscar de Muriel A fever of the blood
Stephen Dobyns Saratoga payback
Nir Hezroni Three envelopes
Jeff Johnson Lucky supreme
Malcolm Mackay Every night I dream of hell
Lisa Scottoline One perfect lie
Robin Yocum A welcome murder

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Reza Negarestani Cyclonopedia: complicity with anonymous materials
Cherie Priest Brimstone
Kim Stanley Robinson New York 2140
Terry Pratchett Equal rites
Terry Pratchett Sourcery
Terry Pratchett The light fantastic
Terry Pratchett Wyrd sisters

Short Stories
Jim Shepard The world to come
Jerry Thompson (editor) Oakland noir SS O117
Jerry White (editor) London stories SS L847

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Alan Moore The league of extraordinary gentlemen. Vol. 2 741.5 M82 comics
Mark Waid Daredevil. Volume 4 741.5 D217w comics

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NONFICTION

Biography & Genealogy
Uri Bar-Joseph The angel: the Egyptian spy who saved Israel 92 M3911
Alexandra Popoff Tolstoy's false disciple: the untold story of Leo Tolstoy & Vladimir Chertkov 920 T654
Sally Bedell Smith Prince Charles: the passions & paradoxes of an improbable life 92 C4762s

Books, Reading, Publishing, Journalism, Library & Information Science
Leah Price How to do things with books in Victorian Britain 028.9 P945

Business & Economics
Michael Bungay Stanier The coaching habit: say less, ask more & change the way you lead forever 658.3124 B942
Charles R. Geisst Loan sharks: the birth of predatory lending 332.8 G313
Ilana Gershon Down & out in the new economy: how people find (or don't find) work today 650.14 G381

Food & Drink
Randall Heskett Divine vintage: following the wine trail from Genesis to the modern age 641.22 H584
Hubert Keller Burger Bar: build your own ultimate burgers 641.84 K291
Robyn Stone Add a pinch: easier, faster, fresher Southern classics 641.5975 S877
Jenn Louis The book of greens: a cook's compendium of 40 varieties, from arugula to watercress, with more than 175 recipes 641.65 L888
Deborah Madison In my kitchen: a collection of new & favorite vegetarian recipes 641.5636 M182

Health & Medicine
Alanna Mitchell Malignant metaphor: confronting cancer myths 616.994 M681

History
Mark Ellman (editor) Practice aloha: secrets to living life Hawaiian style: stories, recipes & lyrics from Hawai'i's favorite folks 996.9 E478
Greg Girard City of darkness revisited 951.25 G517
John Julius Norwich Four princes: Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent & the obsessions that forged modern Europe 940.23 N892
Les Standiford Water to the angels: William Mulholland, his monumental aqueduct & the rise of Los Angeles 979.494 S785
Chris Whipple The gatekeepers: how the White House Chiefs of Staff define every presidency 973.92 W573
J. Rasmus Brandt (editor) Life & death in Asia Minor in Hellenistic, Roman & Byzantine times: studies in archaeology & bioarchaeology 939.2 B821
Robert Gildea Fighters in the shadows: a new history of the French resistance 940.5344 G468f
Philip Nord France 1940: defending the republic 940.54 N828

Home & Family Management
Michele McKee-Orsini Handmade birdhouses & feeders: 35 projects to attract birds into your garden 690.8927 M154

Literature & Writing
Anselm Berrigan (editor) What is poetry? (just kidding, I know you know): interviews from the Poetry Project Newsletter, 1983-2009 811.54 B533
Mai Der Vang Afterland 811.6 V253
Peter Brooks Flaubert in the ruins of Paris: the story of a friendship, a novel & a terrible year 843.8 B873
David Wallace (editor) The Cambridge history of medieval English literature 820.9 C178

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Gregory S. Paul The Princeton field guide to dinosaurs 567.9 P324

Performing Arts & Music
Glenn Frankel High noon: the Hollywood blacklist & the making of an American classic 791.43 F829h
Ben Greenman Dig if you will the picture: funk, sex, God & genius in the music of Prince 780.92 P954g
Michael Wood Alfred Hitchcock: the man who knew too much 791.43 W873

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Ravi M. Gupta (editor) The Bhāgavata Purāṇa: sacred text & living tradition 294.59 G977
Ravi M. Gupta (editor) The Bhāgavata Purāṇa: selected translations 294.59 G977b
Robert A. Orsi History & presence 234 O76
Morihei Ueshiba The art of peace 796.8 U22

Politics & Government
Malcolm Nance The plot to hack America: how Putin's cyberspies & WikiLeaks tried to steal the 2016 election 324.973 N176

Social Sciences & Current Events
David Callahan The givers: wealth, power & philanthropy in a new gilded age 361.74 C156
Richard Florida The new urban crisis: how our cities are increasing inequality, deepening segregation & failing the middle class-- & what we can do about it 307.76 F636
Mike Hoefflinger Becoming Facebook: the 10 challenges that defined the company that's disrupting the world 302.3 H693
Joshua Reeves Citizen spies: the long rise of America's surveillance society 364.4 R332
Peter Tinti Migrant, refugee, smuggler, savior 364.137 T593

Travel & Geography
1001 amazing places you must see before you die 910.202 C379
Michelin French Atlantic coast 914.4 M623a
Moon Seattle 917.977 M818
NFT Not for tourists guide to San Francisco 917.9461 N899
Rolf Potts Marco Polo didn't go there: stories & revelations from one decade as a postmodern travel writer 910.4 P871
Rudolph Wurlitzer Hard travel to sacred places 915.9 W967
Ashley Baynton-Williams The curious map book 912.074 B361

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

DVDs
Cinderella

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AUDIOBOOKS
Fiction
Anthony Doerr About Grace CD Fic Doerr

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DVDs
Action & Adventure
Jack Ryan: shadow recruit

Comedy
The front
The interview

Drama
Double indemnity
Genius
Hidden figures
Lion

Foreign Language
Détective DVD French
Hélas pour moi DVD French
Passion DVD French
Prénom Carmen DVD French
Senso DVD Italian

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
And then there were none
Our kind of traitor

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Elysium

Nonfiction
Gasland: Can you light your water on fire? DVD 622 G248
The age of consequences DVD 632 A265
The Doors R-evolution DVD 782.421 D691
Love's labour's lost DVD 822 S521Lve
Eugene Onegin DVD 782.5 T251
King Roger DVD 782.5 S999

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CDs
Classical
Adolph von Henselt Piano works = Klavierwerke CD Classical Henselt

Jazz & Blues
Billy Childs Rebirth CD Jazz Childs
Jazz loves Disney CD Jazz Disney
Robert Randolph & the Family Band Got soul CD Jazz Randolph

BOOKS

FICTION
Elizabeth Kostova The shadow land
Roland Merullo The delight of being ordinary: a road trip with the Pope & the Dalai Lama
Vaddey Ratner Music of the ghosts
M.L. Rio If we were villains
Jesse Ruddock Shot-blue
Eleanor Wasserberg Foxlowe

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Jennifer Finney Boylan Long black veil
Oscar de Muriel A fever of the blood
Stephen Dobyns Saratoga payback
Nir Hezroni Three envelopes
Jeff Johnson...

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by
Cherilyn Banson

BOOKS

FICTION
Julie Buntin Marlena
Omar El Akkad American war
David Samuel Levinson Tell me how this ends well
Alexander McCall Smith My Italian bulldozer
Michel Stone Border child
Angie Thomas The hate u give
Stephanie Powell Watts No one is coming to save us

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Steve Berry The Lost Order
Mary Higgins Clark All by myself, alone
David Hagerty They tell me you are crooked
C.S. Harris Where the dead lie
Philip Kerr Prussian blue
Donna Leon Earthly remains
M.L. Longworth The curse of La Fontaine
Anthony Rolls Scarweather
Daniel Cole Ragdoll

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Jim Butcher Summer knight
Indra Das The devourers
Ira Levin The Stepford wives
Nnedi Okorafor Akata witch
Terry Pratchett Mort
Lilith Saintcrow Roadside magic

Short Stories
Lesley Nneka Arimah What it means when a man falls from the sky

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Noah Van Sciver Fante Bukowski 741.5 V278f comics

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NONFICTION

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Richard Longstreth Road trip: roadside America from Custard's Last Stand to the Wigwam Restaurant 725.2 L857
Elizabeth Rynecki Chasing portraits: a great-granddaughter's quest for her lost art legacy 700.92 R995
Clare Browne (editor) English medieval embroidery: Opus Anglicanum 746.44 V645
Marc Morris Castles: their history & evolution in medieval Britain 728.81 M875c

Biography & Genealogy
Michael Finkel The stranger in the woods: the extraordinary story of the last true hermit 92 K692
John A. Farrell Richard Nixon: the life 92 N718f
Gareth Russell Young & damned & fair: the life of Catherine Howard, fifth wife of King Henry VIII 92 C359r

Books, Reading, Publishing, Journalism, Library & Information Science
Melissa Adler Cruising the library: perversities in the organization of knowledge 025.4 A237

Business & Economics
Paul David Blanc Fake silk: the lethal history of viscose rayon 338.4767 B638
Richard N. Bolles What color is your parachute? 2017 edition: a practical manual for job-hunters & career-changers 650.14 B69
Jean Chatzky Ageproof: living longer without running out of money or breaking a hip 650.1 C495
Jody Foster The schmuck in my office: how to deal effectively with difficult people at work 658.3 F754
Susan Wharton Gates Days of slaughter: inside the fall of Freddie Mac & why it could happen again 332.72 G259
T. R. Reid A fine mess: a global quest for a simpler, fairer & more efficient tax system 336.24 R353
Wendy Sachs Fearless & free: how smart women pivot & re-launch their careers 650.1 S121
Miya Tokumitsu Do what you love: & other lies about success & happiness 650.1 T646

Casey Reas Processing: a programming handbook for visual designers & artists 006.6 R288

Food & Drink
Chitra Agrawal Vibrant India: fresh vegetarian recipes from Bangalore to Brooklyn 641.5954 A277
Joan Nathan King Solomon's table: a culinary exploration of Jewish cooking from around the world 641.5676 N274

Health & Medicine
John Abraham How to get the death you want: a practical & moral guide 616.029 A159

History
Susan Bordo The destruction of Hillary Clinton 973.932 B729
Tony Brenton (editor) Was revolution inevitable?: turning points of the Russian Revolution 947.084 B839
Masha Gessen Where the Jews aren't: the sad & absurd story of Birobidzhan, Russia's Jewish autonomous region 957 G392
Gideon Rachman Easternization: Asia's rise & America's decline from Obama to Trump & beyond 355.033 R119
Steven J. Ramold Slaves, sailors, citizens: African Americans in the Union navy 973.7 R175
Dennis Showalter Frederick the Great: a military history 943 S559
Geoffrey R. Stone Sex & the constitution: sex, religion & law from America's origins to the twenty-first century 345.7302 S877
Jennifer T. Roberts The plague of war: Athens, Sparta & the struggle for ancient Greece 938.05 R643
Trevor Bryce Atlas of the ancient Near East: from prehistoric times to the Roman imperial period 939.4 B916
Marc Aronson Sugar changed the world: a story of magic, spice, slavery, freedom & science 664.1 A769

Home & Family Management
Barbara Eisenstein Wild suburbia: learning to garden with native plants 635.9 E364

Law
Erwin Chemerinsky Closing the courthouse door: how your constitutional rights became unenforceable 347.732 C517c
Emily Doskow Neighbor law: fences, trees, boundaries & noise 346.0432 J82

Literature & Writing
Kathy Chamberlain Jane Welsh Carlyle & her Victorian world: a story of love, work, marriage & friendship 824.8 C443
Joshua Edwards Castles & islands 811.6 E261
Anne H. Janzer The writer's process: getting your brain in gear 808.02 J355
Christopher Marlowe Doctor Faustus: a 1604 version edition 822 M34d

Performing Arts & Music
Blair Davis Movie comics: page to screen/screen to page 791.43 D261m

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Frances FitzGerald The Evangelicals: the struggle to shape America 277.3 F553
Steve Richards Invisibility: mastering the art of vanishing 133 R514
Alec Ryrie Protestants: the faith that made the modern world 280.4 R995
Brenda Salgado (editor) Real world mindfulness for beginners: navigate daily life one practice at a time 158.1 S164
Brad Warner Don't be a jerk & other practical advice from Dōgen, Japan's greatest Zen master: a radical but reverent paraphrasing of Dōgen's Treasury of the true dharma eye 294.3 W279d

Politics & Government
James Baldwin I am not your Negro 323.1196 B181
Torkel Brekke Faithonomics: religion & the free market 322.1 B835
Basharat Peer A question of order: India, Turkey & the return of strongmen 320.4 P375

Reference
Famous first facts: a record of first happenings, discoveries & inventions in American history 031.02 K16

Social Sciences & Current Events
Nigel Brennan Price of life 364.154 B838
Lauren Smith Brody The fifth trimester: the working mom's guide to style, sanity & big success after baby 306.36 B864

Sports & Games
Jeff Passan The arm: inside the billion-dollar mystery of the most valuable commody in sports 796.357 P286

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS

Nonfiction
Ellen Levine If you lived at the time of the great San Francisco earthquake Child 979.461 L665

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EBOOKS
The zookeeper's wife: a war story Diane Ackerman
The new allergy solution: supercharge resistance, slash medication, stop suffering Clifford W. Bassett
The novel of the century: the extraordinary adventure of Les Misérables David Bellos
The Gulf: the making of an American sea Jack E. Davis
South & West: from a notebook Joan Didion
Captain Fantastic: Elton John's stellar trip through the '70s Tom Doyle
March 1917: on the brink of war & revolution Will Englund
Her little majesty: the life of Queen Victoria Carolly Erickson
Richard Nixon: the life John A. Farrell
The stranger in the woods: the extraordinary story of the North Pond hermit Michael Finkel
From silk to silicon: the story of globalization through ten extraordinary lives Jeffrey E. Garten
A Colony in a Nation Chris Hayes
When breath becomes air Paul Kalanithi
The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir Levy, Ariel
The world remade: America in World War I G.J. Meyer
Ike & McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower's secret campaign against Joseph McCarthy David A. Nichols
How the hell did this happen?: the election of 2016 P.J. O'Rourke
Year of no clutter: a memoir Eve Schaub
Word by word: the secret life of dictionaries Kory Stamper
Aging gracefully: portraits of people over 100 Karsten Thormaehlen
Dynastic, bombastic, fantastic: Reggie, Rollie, Catfish & Charlie Finley's swingin' A's Jason Turbow
Marilyn in Manhattan: her year of joy Elizabeth Winder

BOOKS

FICTION
Julie Buntin Marlena
Omar El Akkad American war
David Samuel Levinson Tell me how this ends well
Alexander McCall Smith My Italian bulldozer
Michel Stone Border child
Angie Thomas The hate u give
Stephanie Powell Watts No one is coming to save us

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Steve Berry The Lost Order
Mary Higgins Clark All by myself, alone
David Hagerty They tell me you are crooked
C.S. Harris ...

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Sou Phetsomphou

This month, National Poetry Month, we celebrate poets and their work. Some might say that this craft is more difficult than longer forms of writing, such as novels and essays, because poetry usually has a shorter format and cadence.  The audio book selections for this month, which are displayed in the 2nd floor Library, feature well known poets whose work is music to the ears.

The Voices of Love   (CD 808.81 V889)

This collection of poems about love and the range of emotions it inspires--longing, despair, joy—are performed by ten actors and include timeless works from poets such as Robert Burns, John Keats and E.E. Cummings.

From Shakespeare with Love   (CD 821.3 S527)

The Bard of Avon, as Shakespeare was often styled, was the author of some of the most well known love poetry ever written. This collection includes 80 of his best sonnets and is performed by top actors, with David Tennant (of British TV series Doctor Who) leading.

A  Midsummer Night’s Dream   (CD 822 S521mia)

One of Shakespeare’s lighter plays, this lively comedy about four lovers’ romp in a midsummer wood and the ensuing chaos brought by meddling fairies is brought to life in this fully dramatized performance. “The course of true love never did run smooth.”

Poetry for the Beat Generation   (CD 818 K39 v.1)

Jack Kerouac performs to Steve Allen’s piano accompaniment in this album originally released in 1959.

The Voice of the Poet: Adrienne Rich   (CD 811 R498c)

Adrienne Rich’s work was first published in the 1950’s but the subject matter--politics, identity, feminism—remains relevant to this day. Read by Adrienne Rich herself and accompanied with a text.

The Voice of the Poet: Langston Hughes   (CD 811 H889vc)

Langston Hughes’ work spanned a wide range, from fiction to plays to essays, but his poetry is what he is most well known for.  Read by Langston Hughes himself and accompanied with a text.

The Caedmon poetry collection   (CD 808.81 C12)

Featuring 35 authors, this collection of poems are read by the authors themselves with rare recordings by William Butler Yeats.

This month, National Poetry Month, we celebrate poets and their work. Some might say that this craft is more difficult than longer forms of writing, such as novels and essays, because poetry usually has a shorter format and cadence.  The audio book selections for this month, which are displayed in the 2nd floor Library, feature well known poets whose work is music to the ears.

The Voices of Love   (CD 808.81 V889)

This collection of poems about love and the range of emotions it inspires--longing, despair, joy—are performed by ten actors and include timeless works from poets such as Robert Burns, John Keats and E.E. Cummings.

From Shakespeare with Love   (CD 821.3 S527)

The Bard of Avon, as Shakespeare was often styled, was the author of some of the most well known love poetry ever written. This collection includes 80 of his best sonnets and is performed by top actors, with David Tennant (of British TV series Doctor Who) leading.

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Myles Cooper

Mechanics’ Library staff members are among those who value programming the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has provided for our local public television stations. As a reminder of the quality programming that has enriched our lives, we have a display on the 2nd floor of our favorites available on DVD from our collection.

Joel recommends:

California's Gold #144, Farallon Islands – Huell Howser. What a guy. His enthusiasm was remarkable. In this episode we get to watch him venture out to the Farallon Islands, and very excitedly explore the islands and its wildlife. A classic episode. R.I.P. Huell!

Hoop Dreams directed by Steve James – Funded by PBS and the National Endowment for the Arts this documentary was originally planned as a 30 minutes PBS short. It ended up turning into a 3-hour theatrical film, and (in my opinion) one of the best documentaries ever made.

The National Parks: America's Best Idea a film by Ken Burns – I agree!  No other country boasts the diversity and beauty of our landscapes, and the fact that we've decided to protect and preserve them is something we should not take for granted and must remain diligent about continuing. Watch this wonderful 12-hour documentary to learn about the history and evolution of our national parks...and then go visit some of them!

Sou loves watching The Great British Baking Show and is a fan of cooking shows and musicals that are shown on PBS. Sou recommends Broadway, the American Musical.

Kristin says "Rick Steves taught me how to travel like a queen within my budget and Cook's Country how to cook like a pro! Without PBS I would not have access to these shows and my life would be less enriched."

Rhonda says “I grew up on PBS, such a wealth of thought-provoking programming, amazing specials, Nova, and all the great comedy series like  Are You Being Served".

Taryn recommends:

The Cultivated Life: Thomas Jefferson and Wine - A fascinating look at the multi-talented Thomas Jefferson and his efforts to cultivate wine!

And Frederick Law Olmsted : Designing America - America's finest park designer and early environmental warrior.

Deb recommends: Downton AbbeyFoyle's WarInspector LewisThe Inspector Lynley MysteriesInspector Morse and Nova.

Heather says “Whether indulging in a mystery solved by the soigné Hercule Poirot, traveling off the beaten path with Rick Steves, understanding the world via the reportage of the inimitable Gwen Ifill (1955 – 2016) on PBS NewsHour, or taking a deep dive into history Ken-Burns-style, I am a bit of a fangirl of the Public Broadcasting Service. I have a long list of favorites produced or distributed by PBS. Here are a few in our collection: Art:21The Central Park FiveTypefaceJazzThe Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, and  No Direction Home: Bob Dylan.”

Lia recommends The French Chef  “I absolutely love Julia Child.  I love her down-to-earth attitude and her sense of humor.  Watching her shows has inspired me to cook things I never thought I could make on my own.  One time she was making a flourless chocolate roulade with Jacques Pepin – a dessert I was utterly afraid of baking.  She treated it as if it were no big fuss, and she was right.  I followed her recipe and mine came out perfectly!”

Myles says “I love Keeping Up Appearances because it reminds me of my grandmother – it was her favorite show. PBS has been a great source for British comedies like the recent Vicious where Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi play an older gay couple. I am a nut for American Experience documentaries - I recommend Ric Burns’ The Donner Party  and the heartwarming My Life as a Turkey.

 

Mechanics’ Library staff members are among those who value programming the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has provided for our local public television stations. As a reminder of the quality programming that has enriched our lives, we have a display on the 2nd floor of our favorites available on DVD from our collection.

Joel recommends:

California's Gold #144, Farallon Islands – Huell Howser. What a guy. His enthusiasm was remarkable. In this episode we get to watch him venture out to the Farallon Islands, and very excitedly explore the islands and its wildlife. A classic episode. R.I.P. Huell!

Hoop Dreams directed by Steve James – Funded by PBS and the National Endowment for the Arts this documentary was originally planned as a 30 minutes PBS short. It ended up turning into a 3-hour theatrical film, and (in my opinion) one of the best documentaries ever made.

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Kristin McCarthy

Don’t you wish you could be spending springtime in Paris?  I do!!  Unfortunately, the closest I can get to Paris this year will be through books and my imagination. Therefore, the current selection of Staff Picks will feature titles set in Paris. As Audrey Hepburn once said “Paris is always a good idea”, and it seems like the staff at the Mechanics’ Institute agrees with her because there are lots of great suggestions this month. Pick up a title or two from the 2nd floor display and transport yourself to The City of Light. If you are lucky enough to be going there yourself this year..... Please Take Me With You!!

Kristin recommends:

(700.92 L265)  Paris portraits : stories of Picasso, Matisse, Gertrude Stein, and their circle by Harriet Lane Levy  -  What fun it must have been to attend one of Gertrude Stein’s salons and to have cocktails with Hemmingway while admiring a Matisse painting or trying to figure out what it was about Picasso’s art that made it unsightly yet alluring at the same time. The stories in this book give us an insider’s look into that salon.

(641.01 L525) The sweet life in Paris : delicious adventures in the world's most glorious - and perplexing - city by David Lebovitz  - Pastry chef and cookbook author, David Lebovitz’s trials and tribulations about moving to Paris and learning how to cook in a foreign kitchen. If you enjoy his often humorous adventures in the Parisian kitchen, be sure to check out his blog.

 

And to quote Heather, “Please don’t ask me to tell you what my favorite thing about Paris is (it’s the multitude of carousels, mais oui). There are so many things to love, from the fashion to the food, to the language itself. Here are a few of my picks to transport you to la belle ville this Spring: 

(810.8 A513)  Americans in Paris : a literary anthology by Adam Gopnik  -  This anthology distills 300 years of writings by Americans about a city that captures our imagination, has, in the past, embodied our revolutionary spirit, and continues to influence our ideas about art, fashion, and culture. From Thomas Jefferson to Cole Porter, this mosaic of impressions attempts to show Americans’ strong reactions to the city of light.

(641.865 P232)  Paris patisseries : history, shops, recipes  photography by Christian Sarramon ; foreword by Pierre Hermé  - Ladurée is my personal favorite pastry shop in Paris, but you might also consider the delectations of La Pâtisserie des Rêves, Des Gâteaux et du Pain, or Café Pouchkine. Pictures pretty enough to eat!

(391 M334)  Queen of fashion : what Marie Antoinette wore to the Revolution by Caroline Weber  -  Okay, this one’s not strictly about Paris, since Mme. Antoinette lived at Versailles, but her avante-garde sartorial selections would influence not only the Paris fashion scene of her own era – but, I would argue, established Paris as the fashion capital of the world. This is an unusual biography – a biography of clothing, and how the young Dauphine used her wardrobe to cement her political position in an era of upheaval.

(920.72 L769)  Paris and her remarkable women  by Lorraine Liscio  -  Learn about sixteen exceptional women whose lives intersected with Paris in remarkable ways and whose eventual fame depended on the city itself.

(447 J787)  Parisienne French : chic phrases, slang and style  by Rhianna Jones  -  From the publisher: “Parisienne French will have you cultured, chic and, most importantly, casually chatting with locals as if you were raised in the City of Lights. With refined phrases to express yourself at the Musée d’Orsay, posh vocabulary for catching up on this season’s couture fashion and hip slang for flirting at the hottest nightclub, you’ll effortlessly navigate the social scenes of Paris. Your new eloquent French will win over any vrai patriote, who will warmly welcome you to la vie parisienne.” I couldn’t agree more.

(305.4 B491)   How to be Parisian wherever you are : love, style, and bad habits  by Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Sophie Mas, Caroline De Maigret  -  This book is full of high comedy – showing how the ability to take oneself unseriously is a hallmark of the French je ne sais quoi.

Taryn recommends:

(944.36 D326)  How Paris became Paris : the invention of the modern city  by Joan E. DeJean  -   What makes Paris so wonderful? Smart urban planning!

(944.36 R631)  Parisians an adventure history  by Graham Robb  -  An interesting collection of historical vignettes about the world's favorite city.

(FIC)  The Belly of Paris by Émile Zola  -  Another extraordinary installment in Zola's Rougon-Macquart series series.  This one hits you square in the stomach!

Paris is also one of Diane’s favorite cities and some of her favorite fiction books set in that beautiful city are:

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
The Paris Wife by Paula McClain
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Sou is hoping to find the time to read  The Hundred Foot Journey  by Richard Morias

Erik’s Graphic Novel suggestions are:

(741.5 M214)  750 years in Paris by Vincent Mahe  and

(741.5 P971)  Cruising through the Louvre  by David Prudhomme

Erik also suggests some music to go with your reading:

Cafe de Paris [sound recording] : 75 grands succes francais  (CD Pop Cafe)

Rendezvous à Paris [sound recording]  (CD Jazz Rendezvous)

Chet Baker in Paris [sound recording] : a selection from the legendary Barclay sessions, 1955-1956  (CD Jazz Baker)

And in case you were wondering, in Paris in 2015 there were:

  • 1,784 bakeries
  • 1,124 bars and
  • 9,054 open terraces (of a bar, café, or restaurant)
  • If you were to spend each day of your life visiting a different one it would take 30 years to see them all!

Au Revoir!

 

Don’t you wish you could be spending springtime in Paris?  I do!!  Unfortunately, the closest I can get to Paris this year will be through books and my imagination. Therefore, the current selection of Staff Picks will feature titles set in Paris. As Audrey Hepburn once said “Paris is always a good idea”, and it seems like the staff at the Mechanics’ Institute agrees with her because there are lots of great suggestions this month. Pick up a title or two from the 2nd floor display and transport yourself to The City of Light. If you are lucky enough to be going there yourself this year..... Please Take Me With You!!

Kristin recommends:

(700.92 L265)  Paris portraits : stories of Picasso, Matisse, Gertrude Stein, and their circle by Harriet Lane Levy  -  What fun it must have been to attend one of Gertrude Stein’s salons and to have cocktails with Hemmingway while admiring a Matisse painting or trying to figure out what it was about Picasso’s art that made it unsightly yet alluring at the same time. The stories in this book give us an...

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Cherilyn Banson

BOOKS

FICTION
Sebastian Barry Days without end
Erika Carter Lucky you
Ron Currie The one-eyed man
Eva Darrows Dead little mean girl
Sarah Dunn The arrangement
Mathias Enard Compass
Lauren Grodstein Our short history
Steven Heighton The nightingale won't let you sleep
Catriona Lally Eggshells
Jim Minick Fire is your water
Shawna Yang Ryan Green Island
Hannah Tinti The twelve lives of Samuel Hawley
Émile Zola The belly of Paris = (Le ventre de Paris)

Historical Fiction
S. J. Parris Conspiracy

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Todd Borg Tahoe dark
Anne Cleeland Murder in containment
David Corbett Thirteen confessions
Amy Engel The Roanoke girls
Mary Feliz Address to die for
David Hagerty They tell me you are wicked
Francine Mathews Death in rough water
Georges Simenon The hanged man of Saint-Pholien

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
G.J. Koch Alexander Outland: space pirate
Lilith Saintcrow Trailer park Fae
Douglas Adams Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Short Stories
Laurie R. King (editor) In the company of sherlock holmes: stories inspired by the holmes canon SS S552k

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Pam Peirce Golden Gate gardening: the complete guide to year-round food gardening in the San Francisco Bay area & coastal California 635 P37
Bonnie Rochman The gene machine: how genetic technologies are changing the way we have kids--and the kids we have 616.042 R679

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Stefan Al The Strip: Las Vegas & the architecture of the American dream 725.76 A316
Kanji Ishii New York 974.71 I796
Anne Odom Russian silver in America: surviving the melting pot 739.23 O25
Anthony W. Robins New York art deco: a guide to Gotham's jazz age architecture 720.9747 R657
Shigeru Ban: paper in architecture 721.044 B212
Susana Martínez Vidal Frida Kahlo: fashion as the art of being 709.04 K124

Biography & Genealogy
Joshua Safran Free spirit: growing up on the road & off the grid 92 S1289
John Bew Clement Attlee: the man who made modern Britain 92 A8857

Books, Reading, Publishing, Journalism, Library & Information Science
Chris Paling Reading allowed: true stories & curious incidents from a provincial library 027.4 P162

Food & Drink
Rosalee de la Foret Alchemy of herbs: transform everyday ingredients into foods & remedies that heal 615.321 F718

Health & Medicine
Sara C. Mednick Take a nap!: change your life 612.821 M491

History
Steven Casey The war beat, Europe: the American media at war against Nazi Germany 940.5311 C338
Janine di Giovanni The morning they came for us: dispatches from Syria 956.91 D574
Richard N. Frye The heritage of Central Asia from antiquity to the Turkish expansion 958 F948
David A. Nichols Ike & McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower's secret campaign against Joseph McCarthy 973.921 N616
Dorothy U. Seyler The obelisk & the Englishman: the pioneering discoveries of Egyptologist William Bankes 932 B218
Steven Snape The complete cities of ancient Egypt 932 S669
Stephen Turnbull The samurai & the sacred 952 T94s
Pierre Briant The first European: a history of Alexander in the age of empire 938.07 B849

Home & Family Management
John Michael Greer Green wizardry: conservation, solar power, organic gardening & other hands-on skills from the appropriate tech toolkit 640.28 G816

Literature & Writing
David Bellos The novel of the century: the extraordinary adventure of Les Misérables 843.7 H895
Teju Cole Known & strange things 824.9 C689
Stuart Horwitz Book architecture: how to plot & outline without using a formula 808.02 H824b

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Stephen Sharnoff A field guide to California lichens 579.7 S531

Performing Arts & Music
Ray Connolly Being Elvis: a lonely life 780.92 P934
William McKeen Everybody had an ocean: music & mayhem in 1960s Los Angeles 781.66 M154

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Ajahn Brahm Kindfulness 294.34 A312
Ajahn Brahm The art of disappearing: the Buddha's path to lasting joy 294.34 A312a
Charlotte Joko Beck Everyday Zen: love & work 294.3 B393
Philip Gorski American covenant: a history of civil religion from the Puritans to the present 306.6 G674
Sarah Ruden The face of water: a translator on beauty & meaning in the Bible 220.5 R915
Brad Warner Sit down & shut up: punk rock commentaries on Buddha, God, truth, sex, death & Dogen's Treasury of the right dharma eye 294.3 W279s

Social Sciences & Current Events
Howard W. French Everything under the heavens: how the past helps shape China's push for global power 327.51 F873
Chris Hayes A colony in a nation 364.973 H417
Jill Abraham Hummer First ladies & American women: in politics & at home 320.082 H925
Peter Markus Inside my pencil: teaching poetry in the Detroit Public Schools 371.1 M346

Sports & Games
Ann Marie Brown Hike smart: tips & tactics for improving your treks 796.51 B877

Travel & Geography
Fionn Davenport Ireland's best trips: 34 amazing road trips 914.15 L847b
Eyewitness The Italian Riviera 914.518 E97
Patrick Leigh Fermor Words of mercury: tales from a lifetime of travel 910.4 F361
The rough guide to Berlin 914.315 R856
Nick Middleton An atlas of countries that don't exist: a compendium of fifty unrecognized & largely unnoticed states 911 M628

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AUDIOBOOKS
Fiction
Fredrik Backman A man called Ove CD Fic Backman

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DVDs

Nonfiction
Fuocoammare = Fire at sea DVD 325.4 F982
Hitchcock Truffaut DVD 791.43 H674
Queen & country DVD 941.085 P348
Talent has hunger DVD 780.7 A769
The lottery of birth DVD 323.44 L884

BOOKS

FICTION
Sebastian Barry Days without end
Erika Carter Lucky you
Ron Currie The one-eyed man
Eva Darrows Dead little mean girl
Sarah Dunn The arrangement
Mathias Enard Compass
Lauren Grodstein Our short history
Steven Heighton The nightingale won't let you sleep
Catriona Lally Eggshells
Jim Minick Fire is your water
Shawna Yang Ryan Green Island
Hannah Tinti The twelve lives of...

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FICTION
Taylor Brown The river of kings
Canxue Frontier
John Freeman Gill The gargoyle hunters
Elnathan John Born on a Tuesday
Margarita Khemlin The investigator
Jean Hanff Korelitz The devil & Webster
Leonardo Padura Heretics
Samuel Richardson Clarissa, or, The history of a young lady
Lisa See The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane
Robert Seethaler A whole life
Robin Talley As I descended
Gonzalo Torné de la Guardia Divorce is in the air
J.D. Wilkes The vine that ate the south

Historical Fiction
Emmanuel Carrère The kingdom
Greer Macallister Girl in disguise

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
C.J. Box Vicious circle
Oliver Harris The hollow man
Hjorth Rosenfeldt Sebastian Bergman
Greg Iles Mississippi blood
J.A. Jance Man overboard
Vaseem Khan The perplexing theft of the jewel in the crown
Christina Kovac The cutaway
Becky Masterman A twist of the knife
Anne Perry Murder on the Serpentine
Gunnar Staalesen Where roses never die
Felicia C. Sullivan Follow me into the dark
Randy Wayne White Mangrove lightning

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Meg Howrey The wanderers
John Scalzi The collapsing empire

Short Stories
Kanishk Tharoor Swimmer among the stars
Deb Olin Unferth Wait till you see me dance

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Thi Bui The best we could do 741.5 B932 comics
Rob Davis The motherless oven 741.5 D261m comics
Teva Harrison In-between days: a memoir about living with cancer 741.5 H318 comics
Fabrizio Dori Gauguin: the other world 741.5 G268 comics

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Karen Trapenberg Frick Remaking the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge: a case of shadowboxing with nature 624.2 F897

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Erin Benzakein Floret farm's cut flower garden: grow, harvest & arrange stunning seasonal blooms 635.966 B479
Julian Cox Danny Lyon: message to the future 779.092 L991

Books, Reading, Publishing, Journalism, Library & Information Science
Kathleen A. Hansen Future-proofing the news: preserving the first draft of history 071.3 H249

Business & Economics
Jonathan Rosenblum Beyond $15: immigrant workers, faith activists & the revival of the labor movement 331.62 R813
Ganesh Sitaraman The crisis of the middle-class constitution: why economic inequality threatens our Republic 339.22 S623
Michael Useem Fortune makers: the leaders creating China's great global companies 338.092 U847

Computer Science
Kevin Mitnick The art of invisibility: the world's most famous hacker teaches you how to be safe in the age of Big Brother & big data 005.8 M684a

Food & Drink
Maya Jankelowitz Jack's Wife Freda: cooking from New York's West Village 641.5676 J339

Health & Medicine
Jeanne C. Watson Emotion-focused therapy for generalized anxiety 616.8522 W337

History
Christopher McDougall Natural born heroes: how a daring band of misfits mastered the lost secrets of strength & endurance 940.53 M137
S.A. Smith Russia in revolution: an Empire in crisis, 1890 to 1928 947.08 S642
John Baxter Saint-Germain-des-Prés: Paris's rebel quarter 944.36 B355
Alexander Cooley Dictators without borders: power & money in Central Asia 958 C774

Languages & Linguistics
Gene Nishi Japanese step by step: an innovative approach to speaking & reading Japanese 495.6 N724

Literature & Writing
BAX: best American experimental writing 2015 810.8 B355
Christopher Bigsby Remembering & imagining the Holocaust: the chain of memory 809.93 B594
Melanie Brooks Writing hard stories: celebrated memoirists who shaped art from trauma 808.066 B873
Richard Holmes This long pursuit: reflections of a romantic biographer 820.9 H75t
Anka Muhlstein The pen & the brush: how passion for art shaped nineteenth-century French novels 843 M952
Michael Sims Arthur & Sherlock: Conan Doyle & the creation of Holmes 823.8 S614

Performing Arts & Music
Tom Doyle Captain Fantastic: Elton John's stellar trip through the '70s 780.92 J653
Elizabeth Winder Marilyn in Manhattan: her year of joy 792.092 M75wi

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Ulrich Boser Learn better: mastering the skills for success in life, business & school, or, how to become an expert in just about anything 153.15 B743
James Martin The Jesuit guide to (almost) everything: a spirituality for real life 248.4 M379
Valerie Mason-John Detox your heart: meditations for healing emotional trauma 294.34 M412
Albert J. Raboteau American prophets: seven religious radicals & their struggle for social & political justice 261.83 R116
Ronald F. Levant (editor) The psychology of men & masculinities 155.33 L655

Politics & Government
Derek D. Cressman When money talks: the high price of "free" speech & the selling of democracy 323.44 C922

Social Sciences & Current Events
Daina Ramey Berry The price for their pound of flesh: the value of the enslaved from womb to grave in the building of a nation 306.362 B534
The devil that never dies: the rise & threat of global antisemitism 305.892 G619
Philippe Van Parijs Basic income: a radical proposal for a free society & a sane economy 362.5 P231
Ron Rosenbaum (editor) Those who forget the past: the question of anti-Semitism 305.892 R813

Travel & Geography
Fodor's Prague 914.371 F653
Huw Lewis-Jones Explorers' sketchbooks: the art of discovery & adventure 910.92 L677

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS
Fiction
Terry Fan The Night Gardener
Trenton Lee Stewart The secret keepers

DVDs
Moana
Sing

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AUDIOBOOKS
Fiction
Jacqueline Winspear In this grave hour CD Fic Winspear

Nonfiction
Annie Jacobsen The Pentagon's brain: an uncensored history of DARPA, America's top-secret military research agency CD 355.07 J175
Susan Quinn Eleanor & Hick: the love affair that shaped a first lady CD 92 R776q

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DVDs

Comedy
Florence Foster Jenkins

Drama
Death & the maiden
Fences
Jackie
Manchester by the sea
Moonlight
Queen of Katwe
Silence

Foreign Language
A Man Called Ove = En man som heter Ove DVD Swedish

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
The girl on the train

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Fantastic beasts & where to find them
Labyrinth
Troll hunter = Chasseurs de trolls

BOOKS

FICTION
Taylor Brown The river of kings
Canxue Frontier
John Freeman Gill The gargoyle hunters
Elnathan John Born on a Tuesday
Margarita Khemlin The investigator
Jean Hanff Korelitz The devil & Webster
Leonardo Padura Heretics
Samuel Richardson Clarissa, or, The history of a young lady
Lisa See The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane
Robert Seethaler A whole life
Robin Talley As I descended
Gonzalo Torné de la Guardia...

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BOOKS

FICTION
Rabih Alameddine The angel of history
Elif Batuman The idiot
Yasunari Kawabata Snow country
Hari Kunzru White tears
Elinor Lipman On Turpentine Lane
Daniel Magariel One of the boys
Andrea Molesini Not all bastards are from Vienna
Janis Cooke Newman A master plan for rescue
Borislav Pekić Houses
Susan Perabo The fall of Lisa Bellow
Bob Proehl A hundred thousand worlds
Philippe Soupault Last nights of Paris
Mary Volmer Reliance, Illinois
Robin Wasserman Girls on fire
Patty Yumi Cottrell Sorry to disrupt the peace
Arthur Morrison A child of the Jago

Historical Fiction
Caroline Brothers The memory stones

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Mike Barnes The Adjustment League: File 1: The boiled child Fic Barnes
Sarah Cain One by one Fic Cain
Catherine Coulter The devil's triangle Fic Coulter
Clive Cussler The cutthroat Fic Cussler
Lyndsay Faye The whole art of detection: lost mysteries of Sherlock Holmes Fic Faye
Oliver Harris Deep Shelter Fic Harris
Christobel Kent The loving husband Fic Kent
Vaseem Kahn The unexpected inheritance of Inspector Chopra Fic Khan
Laurie R. King Mary Russell's war: & other stories of suspense Fic King
Joe R. Lansdale Savage season Fic Lansdale
Ed O'Loughlin Minds of winter Fic O'Loughlin
Alexis M. Smith Marrow Island Fic Smith
Bradley Spinelli The painted gun Fic Spinelli
Gunnar Staalesen The consorts of death Fic Staalesen
Chevy Stevens Never let you go Fic Stevens
Jacqueline Winspear In this grave hour Fic Winspear
Jess Kidd Himself Fic Kidd
Graham Norton Holding Fic Norton

Short Stories
Joseph Nassise (editor) Urban allies: ten brand-new collaborative stories SS U728
David Constantine In another country
Mary Sojourner The talker

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Charles Wohlforth Beyond Earth: our path to a new home in the planets 629.45 W846

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Leo Bronstein El Greco 759.6 B869
Adele Tutter Dream house: an intimate portrait of the Philip Johnson Glass House 728.37 T967
Martin A. Berger Freedom now!: forgotten photographs of the civil rights struggle 779.9 B496
George T. M. Schackelford Monet: the early years 759.4 M742

Biography & Genealogy
Alice Arlen The huntress: the adventures, escapades & triumphs of Alicia Patterson: aviatrix, sportswoman, journalist, publisher 92 P318
Ruth Franklin Shirley Jackson: a rather haunted life 92 J124
Bill Hayes Insomniac City: New York, Oliver & me 920.073 H417
Megan Marshall Elizabeth Bishop: a miracle for breakfast 92 B623
Eric Burns Someone to watch over me: a portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt & the tortured father who shaped her life 920 R781b
Giles Tremlett Isabella of Castile: Europe's first great queen 92 I74t

Business & Economics
David O. Renz The Jossey-Bass handbook of nonprofit leadership & management 658.048 R424

Computer Science
Aidas Bendoraitis Web development with Django cookbook : over 90 practical recipes to help you create scalable websites using the Django 1.8 framework 005.72 B459
Luke Dormehl Thinking machines: the quest for artificial intelligence--and where it's taking us next 006.3 D712
Matt Stauffer Laravel: up & running: a framework for building modern PHP apps 005.5762 S798

Food & Drink
Terry Pratchett Nanny Ogg's cookbook 641.5 P912
Patricia Wells My master recipes: 165 recipes to inspire confidence in the kitchen: with dozens of variations 641.5 W453

Health & Medicine
Barry S. Willdorf Dancing with cancer: maladies & miracles in stem cell transplantland 616.994 W697
Moris Senegor Dogmeat: a memoir of love & neurosurgery in San Francisco 617.48 S475

History
Jack E. Davis The Gulf: the making of an American sea 976 D261
Mark Kurlansky Havana: a subtropical delirium 972.912 K968
Judith Matloff No friends but the mountains: dispatches from the world's violent highlands 355.009 M433
Pankaj Mishra Age of anger: a history of the present 909.8 M678
Helen Russell The year of living Danishly: uncovering the secrets of the world's happiest country 948.95 R961
Christina Snyder Great crossings: Indians, settlers & slaves in the age of Jackson 976.9 S675
Gerard Toal Near abroad: Putin, the West & the contest over Ukraine & the Caucasus 947.086 T627

Literature & Writing
Clayton Eshleman (editor) A Sulfur anthology 808.8 E755
David Hernandez Dear, sincerely 811.6 H557
Konundrum: selected prose of Franz Kafka 838 K11w
Rosa Lane Tiller North: poems 811.54 L265
Jack Mueller The Gate: an essay in open form 811.6 M946
Elena Passarello Animals strike curious poses 814.6 P286
Emma Smith Shakespeare's First Folio: four centuries of an iconic book 822.33 S642
Vincent Toro Stereo. Island. Mosaic. 811.6 T686
Thomas Kyd The Spanish tragedy 822 K991

Performing Arts & Music
Fred Plotkin Opera 101: a complete guide to learning & loving opera 782.1 P729
Richard Ayoade Ayoade on Ayoade: a cinematic odyssey 791.43 A983

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Kṛṣṇa: the supreme personality of Godhead 294.5 B57
Abigail Pogrebin My Jewish year: 18 holidays, one wondering Jew 296.43 P746

Politics & Government
Mickey Huff Censored: the top censored stories & media analysis 323.445 C396
Gene Stone The Trump survival guide: everything you need to know about what you hoped would never happen 324.973 S877
J. D. Zahniser Alice Paul: claiming power 324.6 Z19

Social Sciences & Current Events
Robert Cohen Freedom's orator: Mario Savio & the radical legacy of the 1960s 378.198 C678
Henry A. Giroux America at war with itself 303.3 G528
Robyn C. Spencer The revolution has come: Black power, gender & the Black Panther Party in Oakland 322.4 S745

Sports & Games
Jason Turbow Dynastic, bombastic, fantastic: Reggie, Rollie, Catfish & Charlie Finley's swingin' A's 796.357 T931d
Dennis Snelling The greatest minor league: a history of the Pacific Coast League, 1903-1957 796.357 S671

Travel & Geography
Aaron Millar The 50 greatest wonders of the world 910.2 M645
Bob Shacochis Kingdoms in the air: dispatches from the far away 910.4 S524

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS
Fiction
Eric Carle The very quiet cricket Child Carle

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AUDIOBOOKS

Nonfiction
Julia Baird Victoria the queen: an intimate biography of the woman who ruled an empire CD 92 V645b
Steven Hahn A nation without borders: the United States & its world in an age of civil wars, 1830-1910 CD 973.5 H148
Marc Myers Anatomy of a song: the oral history of 45 iconic hits that changed rock, R & B & pop CD 780.92 M996

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CDs

Jazz & Blues
Vitor Goncalves Vitor Gonc̦alves Quartet CD Jazz Gonc̦alves

Popular
Madeleine Peyroux Secular hymns CD Pop Peyroux

BOOKS

FICTION
Rabih Alameddine The angel of history
Elif Batuman The idiot
Yasunari Kawabata Snow country
Hari Kunzru White tears
Elinor Lipman On Turpentine Lane
Daniel Magariel One of the boys
Andrea Molesini Not all bastards are from Vienna
Janis Cooke Newman A master plan for rescue
Borislav Pekić Houses
Susan Perabo The fall of Lisa Bellow
Bob Proehl A hundred thousand worlds
Philippe Soupault...

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BOOKS

FICTION
Jami Attenberg All grown up
Kevin Canty The underworld
David Grossman A horse walks into a bar
Annie Hartnett Rabbit cake
David Joy The weight of this world
Paul La Farge The night ocean
Victor Lodato Edgar & Lucy
Drew Magary The hike
Julianne Pachico The lucky ones
Viveka Shanbhaga Ghachar ghochar
Domenico Starnone Ties
Jennifer Steil The ambassador's wife
Yoojin Grace Wuertz Everything belongs to us
Cecelia Ahern The Marble Collector
Nickolas Butler The hearts of men
Mohsin Hamid Exit west

Historical Fiction
Peter Kimani Dance of the Jakaranda
Kathleen Rooney Lillian Boxfish takes a walk
Tim Pears The horseman

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Jorgen Brekke The fifth element
John Bude The Cheltenham Square murder
Dan Chaon Ill will
Augusto De Angelis The mystery of the three orchids
Gerald Elias Playing with fire
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen Waking lions
Peter Heller Celine
K.J. Howe The freedom broker
Faye Kellerman Bone box
Adrian McKinty Police at the station & they don't look friendly
Kate Moretti The vanishing year
Nicolás Obregón Blue light Yokohama
Brad Parks Say nothing
V. Sanjay Kumar The third squad
Marcus Sedgwick Mister Memory
Brian Thiem Red line
The complete Sherlock Holmes: the A. Conan Doyle memorial edition
Charlie Lovett The lost book of the Grail, or, A visitor's guide to Barchester Cathedral

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Joseph Fink Welcome to Night Vale
Richard Kadrey The wrong dead guy
Jaroslav Kalfar Spaceman of Bohemia
Keith Rosson The mercy of the tide

Short Stories
Bandi The accusation

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Rob Davis The can opener's daughter 741.5 D2611 comics
Andrzej Klimowski Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde 741.5 S847 comics
Francois Riviere Agatha Christie's Endless night 741.5 C555 comics

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NONFICTION

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Lars Åberg Floating in Sausalito 779.9 A145
American Artist magazine Inside the art studio: a guided tour of 37 artists' creative spaces 709.22 I591
Thomas Bärnthaler Do it yourself: 50 projects by designers & artists 747.1 B262
Cristina Paredes Benitez (editor) Lofts 2 728.31 P227
Ana G. Cañizares Lofts designsource 728.31 C223
James Crawford Fallen glory: the lives & deaths of history's greatest buildings 720 C899
The definitive book about icehotel art & design 745.4 I15

Biography & Genealogy
Amy Gary In the great green room: the brilliant & bold life of Margaret Wise Brown 92 W813
Kay Redfield Jamison Robert Lowell, setting the river on fire: a study of genius, mania & character 92 L916j
Melissa Müller Anne Frank: the biography 92 F828m
Trevor Noah Born a crime: stories from a South African childhood 92 N739
John Stubbs Jonathan Swift: the reluctant rebel 92 S977s

Chess
Viacheslav Eingorn A rock-solid chess opening repertoire for black 794.1 E354
Evgeny Sveshnikov A Chess Opening Repertoire for Blitz & Rapid: Sharp, Surprising & Forcing Lines for Black & White 794.122 S968c

Computer Science
Brooke Borel The Chicago guide to fact-checking 001.42 B731

Food & Drink
Melissa Clark Dinner: changing the game 641.5 C592
Marlena De Blasi The Umbrian Thursday night supper club 641.5945 D286u
Wendy A. Woloson Refined tastes: sugar, confectionery & consumers in nineteenth-century America 641.86 W866

Health & Medicine
Elaine Taylor-Klaus Parenting ADHD now!: easy intervention strategies to empower kids with ADHD 616.89 T247
James W. Jones Live better while you age: tips & tools for a healthier, longer life 613.2 J762

History
Andrea Baldeck Venice, a personal view 945.31 B175
A. Scott Berg (editor) World War I & America: told by the Americans who lived it 940.4 W927
R.B. Bernstein The founding fathers: a very short introduction 973.3 B531
Tom Clavin Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson & the wickedest town in the American West 978.1 C617
Will Englund March 1917: on the brink of war & revolution 940.31 E588
Tim Judah In wartime: stories from Ukraine 947.086 J921
James Kirchick The end of Europe: dictators, demagogues & the coming dark age 940.56 K587
Alia Malek The home that was our country: a memoir of Syria 956.91 M245
Frank McDonough The Gestapo: the myth & reality of Hitler's secret police 363.283 M136
Charles R. Morris A rabble of dead money: the Great Crash & the global depression: 1929-1939 973.916 M875
Douglas Preston The lost city of the Monkey God: a true story 972.85 P937
Giles T. Brown Ships that sail no more; marine transportation from San Diego to Puget Sound, 1910-1940 387.5 B877
Sylvia Linsteadt Lost worlds of the San Francisco Bay Area 979.46 L759
G.J. Meyer The world remade: America in World War I 940.373 M612
John Romer A history of ancient Egypt, volume 2: from the Great Pyramid to the fall of the Middle Kingdom 932 R763h

Law
Stephen Fishman Working for yourself: law & taxes for independent contractors, freelancers & gig workers of all types 343.7305 F53w
Anthony Mancuso How to form your own California corporation 346.0668 M269h

Literature & Writing
Matt Avery Public speaking in a week: presentation skills in seven simple steps 808.51 A954
John Casey Beyond the first draft: the art of fiction 808.3 C338
Emma Darwin Get started in writing historical fiction 808.3 D228
Laura Miller (editor) Literary wonderlands: a journey through the greatest fictional worlds ever created 809.93 M647
Deb Norton Part wild: a writer's guide to harnessing the creative power of resistance 808.02 N882

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Keith Devlin Finding Fibonacci: the quest to rediscover the forgotten mathematical genius who changed the world 510.1 D497
Richard Dunn The telescope 522.2 D923
Dan Egan The death & life of the Great Lakes 577.63 E282
Richard Fortey The wood for the trees: one man's long view of nature 577.3 F738
Ian Stewart Taming the infinite: the story of mathematics 510.9 S849

Performing Arts & Music
Walter Rimler George Gershwin: an intimate portrait 780.92 G38r

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Andy Andrews The little things: why you really should sweat the small stuff 170.44 A565
Lisa Feldman Barrett How emotions are made: the secret life of the brain 152.4 B274
Andrea Bonior Psychology: essential thinkers, classic theories & how they inform your world 150.9 B715
Julia Cameron It's never too late to begin again: discovering creativity & meaning at midlife & beyond 155.67 C182
Brian Christian Algorithms to live by: The computer science of human decisions 153.43 C555
Steven Kotler Stealing fire: how Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALS & maverick scientists are revolutionizing the way we live & work 154.4 K874
James T. Palmer The Apocalypse in the early Middle Ages 236.9 P173
Scott Sonenshein Stretch: unlock the power of less-- & achieve more than you ever imagined 153.35 S698

Politics & Government
Abbas Milani The myth of the great Satan: a new look at America's relations with Iran 327.73 M637
P. J. O'Rourke How the hell did this happen?: the election of 2016 324.973 O745
Ruy Teixeira The optimistic leftist: why the 21st century will be better than you think 320.51 T266

Social Sciences & Current Events
Adam Alter Irresistible: the rise of addictive technology & the business of keeping us hooked 302.23 A466
Tyler Cowen The complacent class: the self-defeating quest for the American dream 305.51 C874
Gish Jen The girl at the baggage claim: explaining the East-West culture gap 306.4 J511
Peter Moskowitz How to kill a city: gentrification, inequality & the fight for the neighborhood 307.3 M911
Walter Scheidel The great leveler: violence & the history of inequality from the Stone Age to the twenty-first century 305.5 S318
J. Harvie Wilkinson III All falling faiths: reflections on the promise & failure of the 1960s 347.73 W686

Travel & Geography
Eyewitness Barcelona & Catalonia 914.67 E97
Eyewitness Russia 914.7 E97
National Geographic Prague & the Czech Republic 914.37 N277
Bruce Redford Venice & the grand tour 914.53 R315

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AUDIOBOOKS

Nonfiction
Ruth Bader Ginsburg My own words CD 347.73 G493g
Chris Smith The Daily Show CD 791.45 S849

BOOKS

FICTION
Jami Attenberg All grown up
Kevin Canty The underworld
David Grossman A horse walks into a bar
Annie Hartnett Rabbit cake
David Joy The weight of this world
Paul La Farge The night ocean
Victor Lodato Edgar & Lucy
Drew Magary The hike
Julianne Pachico The lucky ones
Viveka Shanbhaga Ghachar ghochar
Domenico Starnone Ties
Jennifer Steil The ambassador's wife
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Cherilyn Banson

BOOKS

FICTION
Laurie Frankel This is how it always is

Historical Fiction
Hanna Krall Chasing the king of hearts
Robin E. Levin Death of carthage
Patrick Gale A place called winter

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
M.C. Beaton Death of a ghost
Boileau-Narcejac She who was no more
Roberto Costantini The root of all evil
Judith Flanders A cast of vultures
Stephen Mack Jones August Snow

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Peter S. Beagle In Calabria
Jim Butcher Grave peril
Giorgio De Maria The twenty days of Turin
Ursula K. Le Guin (editor) Selected stories of H.G. Wells
Michelle Paver Thin air: a ghost story
Adrian J. Walker The End of the World Running Club
H.G. Wells The island of Doctor Moreau

Short Stories
Rachel Ingalls Three masquerades

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Jason Shiga Demon Volume 2 741.5 S555 comics
Moebius The world of Edena 741.5 M693 comics
Simon Roy Habitat 741.5 R888 comics
R. Sikoryak Terms & conditions 741.5 S579 comics

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Damion Searls The inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, his iconic test & the power of seeing 616.89 S439

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Brooching it diplomatically: a tribute to Madeleine K. Albright 739.27 A342b
Beaver Brook Cabin porn 728.7 C115
Cecelia Campochiaro Sequence knitting: simple methods for creating complex reversible fabrics 746.43 C198
Matthew Christopher Abandoned America: dismantling the dream 778.94 C556
Jonathan Glancey What's so great about the Eiffel Tower?: 70 questions that will change the way you think about architecture 720 G545

Biography & Genealogy
Nikki M. Taylor Driven toward madness: the fugitive slave Margaret Garner & tragedy on the Ohio 92 T2381
Terry Mort Hemingway at war: Ernest Hemingway's adventures as a World War II correspondent 92 H479mo

Business & Economics
F. William Engdahl Gods of money: Wall Street & the death of the American century 332.0973 E571
Leigh Gallagher The Airbnb story: how three ordinary guys disrupted an industry, made billions... & created plenty of controversy 647.94 G162
Melanie Gerlis Art as an investment?: a survey of comparative assets 332.63 G371
Hildy Gottlieb Friend raising: community engagement strategies for boards who hate fundraising but love making friends 658.15 G686
Bernard B. Kamoroff Small time operator: how to start your own business, keep your books, pay your taxes & stay out of trouble 658.11 K157
Beth Kanter The happy, healthy nonprofit: strategies for impact without burnout 658.048 K168
Andrea Kihlstedt Train your board (and everyone else) to raise money: a cookbook of easy-to-use fundraising exercises 658.15 K478
Donald MacKenzie An engine, not a camera: how financial models shape markets 332.01 M156
Christine Porath Mastering civility: a manifesto for the workplace 650.13 P832

Computer Science
Mike McGrath C# programming in easy steps 005.13 M147

Food & Drink
Domenica Marchetti Ciao Biscotti: sweet & savory recipes celebrating Italy's favorite cookie 641.8654 M317
Simone Ortega The book of tapas 641.5946 O77t
Anya von Bremzen The new Spanish table 641.5946 V945
Mark Bittman Mark Bittman's kitchen matrix: more than 700 simple recipes & techniques to mix & match for endless possibilities 641.5 B624
Jenny Linford The chef's library: favorite cookbooks from the world 's great kitchens 641.5 L754
Chris Santos Share: delicious & surprising recipes to pass around your table 641.5 S237

Health & Medicine
Julie Daniluk The hot detox plan: cleanse your body & heal your gut with warming, anti-inflammatory foods 613.2 D186
Carol Lambert Women with controlling partners: taking back your life from a manipulative or abusive partner 362.82 L222
Ayelet Waldman A really good day: how microdosing made a mega difference in my mood, my marriage & my life 616.895 W164

History
Rick Beyer Rivals unto death: Alexander Hamilton & Aaron Burr 973.46 B573
Isabel Denny The fall of Hitler's fortress city: the battle for Konigsberg, 1945 940.542 D412
Yuval Noah Harari Homo deus: a brief history of tomorrow 909 H254h
Tom Hayden Hell no: the forgotten power of the Vietnam peace movement 959.7 H414
Doug Mack The Not-Quite States of America: dispatches from the territories & other far-flung outposts of the USA 909.097 M153
Stephen O'Shea The Alps: a human history from Hannibal to Heidi & beyond 949.4 O824
Karl Schlögel In space we read time: on the history of civilization & geopolitics 909.82 S345
Elizabeth Dowling Taylor The original Black elite: Daniel Murray & the story of a forgotten era 973.0496 T238
Kevin Wilson Blood & fears: how America's bomber boys of the 8th air force saved World War II 940.54 W746
Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough Beyond the Northlands: Viking voyages & the Old Norse sagas 948.022 B268
Giles Milton Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: the mavericks who plotted Hitler's defeat 940.54 M662
Frank N. Pieke Knowing China: A Twenty-First-Century Guide 951.06 P613
Helen Rappaport Caught in the revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917-- a world on the edge 355 R221
edited by Nigel Saul (editor) The Oxford illustrated history of medieval England 942.03 S256

Law
Michael E. Jones Art law: a concise guide for artists, curators & art educators 344.7309 J762

Literature & Writing
Janis Bell Clean, well-lighted sentences: a guide to avoiding the most common errors in grammar & punctuation 808.04 B433
J.D. Daniels The correspondence 814.6 D186

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Elizabeth Blackburn The telomere effect: a revolutionary approach to living younger, healthier, longer 572.8 B628
Douglas Adams Last chance to see 591.52 A211
Simon Ings Stalin & the scientists: a history of triumph & tragedy 1905-1953 509.47 I55

Performing Arts & Music
Steve Turner Beatles '66: the revolutionary year 780.92 B36t
Noah Isenberg We'll always have Casablanca: the life, legend & afterlife of Hollywood's most beloved movie 791.43 I78

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Geneive Abdo The new sectarianism: the Arab uprisings & the rebirth of the Shi'a-Sunni divide 297.8 A135
Mustafa Akyol The Islamic Jesus: how the King of the Jews became a prophet of the Muslims 297.2 A315
Carl R. Trueman The real scandal of the evangelical mind 280.4 T866
Chris Voss Never split the difference: negotiating as if your life depended on it 158.5 V969
Florence Williams The nature fix: why nature makes us happier, healthier & more creative 155.9 W721

Politics & Government
Becky Bond Rules for revolutionaries: how big organizing can change everything 323 B711
Chas W. Freeman, Jr America's continuing misadventures in the Middle East 327.56 F855
David A. Moss Democracy: a case study 320.473 M913
Joel Whitney Finks: how the CIA tricked the world's best writers 327.12 W617
Dan Zak Almighty: courage, resistance & existential peril in the nuclear age 327.17 Z215
Thomas Lake Unprecedented: the election that changed everything 324.973 L192

Social Sciences & Current Events
David Billings Deep denial: the persistence of white supremacy in United States history & life 305.8 B598
Jessa Crispin Why I am not a feminist: a feminist manifesto 305.42 C932
Kay S. Hymowitz The new Brooklyn: what it takes to bring a city back 306.0974 H996
Robert D. Kaplan Earning the Rockies: how geography shapes America's role in the world 306.0973 K172
Sheelah Kolhatkar Black edge: inside information, dirty money & the quest to bring down the most wanted man on Wall Street 364.16 K813
Ellen Condliffe Lagemann Liberating minds: the case for college in prison 365.6 L174L
Dan Pallotta Charity case: how the nonprofit community can stand up for itself & really change the world 361.763 P168
Keith Somerville Ivory: power & poaching in Africa 381.456 S696
Timothy B. Tyson The blood of Emmett Till 364.1 T574t

Sports & Games
Robert F. Garratt Home team: the turbulent history of the San Francisco Giants 796.357 G238

Travel & Geography
Christopher P. Baker Colombia 918.6 N277
Hilary Bradt North Devon: local, characterful guides to Britain's special places 914.235 B812
Travis Elborough Atlas of improbable places: a journey to the world's most unusual corners 910 E374
Alexandra Kenin Urban trails. San Francisco: Coastal Bluffs, The Presidio Hilltop Parks & Stairways 917.946 K339
Fodor's the Amalfi Coast, Capri & Naples 914.573 F653
Lonely Planet Chicago 917.731 L847
Monocle Los Angeles 917.9494 M751
Insight Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania 914.79 I592

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS
Fiction
Kelly Barnhill The girl who drank the moon Child Barnhill

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CDs
Classical
Thibaut Garcia Leyendas: works for solo guitar CD Classical Garcia

Jazz & Blues
Kenny Burrell Unlimited. 1 CD Jazz Burrell

BOOKS

FICTION
Laurie Frankel This is how it always is

Historical Fiction
Hanna Krall Chasing the king of hearts
Robin E. Levin Death of carthage
Patrick Gale A place called winter

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
M.C. Beaton Death of a ghost
Boileau-Narcejac She who was no more
Roberto Costantini The root of all evil
Judith Flanders A cast of vultures
Stephen Mack Jones August Snow

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Peter S. Beagle...

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