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Readers Nook

by
Heather Terrell

BOOKS

FICTION
Therese Bohman Eventide
Christina Lauren Love & other words
Kopano Matlwa Evening primrose
Alexander McCall Smith The good pilot Peter Woodhouse
Madeline Miller Circe
Elle Nash Animals eat each other
Eliza Robertson Demi-gods
Adrienne Sharp The magnificent Esme Wells
Daniela Tully Hotel on shadow lake
Michele Young-Stone Lost in the beehive

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Jeffery Deaver The cutting edge: a Lincoln Rhyme novel Fic Deaver
David Downing Dark clouds shining Fic Downing
Mariah Fredericks A death of no importance Fic Fredericks
K.J. Howe Skyjack: a Thea Paris novel Fic Howe
Ausma Zehanat Khan Among the ruins Fic Khan
M.L. Longworth The secrets of the Bastide Blanche Fic Longworth
Jo Nesbø Macbeth Fic Nesbø
Anne Perry Twenty-one days: a Daniel Pitt novel Fic Perry
Stuart Woods Shoot first: (think later) Fic Woods

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Josh Malerman Unbury Carol

Short Stories
Jez Burrows Dictionary stories: short fictions & other findings
YZ Chin Though I get home

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Ed Piskor X-Men: grand design. 1 741.5 P677

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Nancy Bubel The new seed-starters handbook 635.04 B917
Chilton's BMW: BMW, 1970-88 repair manual 629.28 C53b
Chilton's repair & tune-up guide, Volkswagen 1970 to 1981: Beetle, Super Beetle 1970-80, Karmann Ghia 1970-74, Transporter 1970-79, Vanagon 1980-81, Fastback, Squareback 1970-74, 411 1971-72, 412 1973-74 629.28 C53r
Clayton E. Cramer Lock, stock & barrel: the origins of American gun culture 683.4 C889
Robert Kurson Rocket men: the daring odyssey of Apollo 8 & the astronauts who made man's first journey to the Moon 629.454 K969
Edward Ashford Lee Plato & the nerd: the creative partnership of humans & technology 601 L477
Vanessa Murray Made to last: a compendium of artisans, trades & projects 680 M981

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Deborah Schneebeli-Morrell & Gloria Nicol Pebble mosaics: 25 original step-by-step projects for the home & garden 738.5 S358
Leslie Williamson Interior portraits: at home with cultural pioneers & creative mavericks: a California design pilgrimage 747.0979 W729

Biography & Genealogy
Leonie Frieda Francis I: the maker of modern France 92 F8181f
The luck of friendship: the letters of Tennessee Williams & James Laughlin 92 W7265Lu

Books, Reading, Publishing, Journalism, Library & Information Science
Nicole Hennig Keeping up with emerging technologies: best practices for information professionals 025 H516k

Business & Economics
Dev Aujla 50 ways to get a job: an unconventional guide to finding work on your terms 650.14 A923
Sally Helgesen How women rise: break the 12 habits holding you back from your next raise, promotion, or job 650.1 H474h
Tom Peters The excellence dividend: meeting the tech tide with work that wows & jobs that last 658.4 P481
Jon Taffer Don't bullsh*t yourself!: crush the excuses that are holding you back 650.1 T124
Ellen R. Wald Saudi, Inc.: the Arabian kingdom's pursuit of profit & power 337.766 W157
Edward Yardeni Predicting the markets: a professional autobiography 330.092 Y27
Jeanne Yocum The self-employment survival guide: proven strategies to succeed as your own boss 658.041 Y542

Chess
Andrew Martin The ABC of the modern Slav 794.122 M379ab
Andrew Martin The Trompowsky: the easy way 794.122 M379t
Alejandro Ramirez Attacking with the Benkö Gambit 794.122 R173
Alexei Shirov My best games with black 794.122 S558m
Sergei Tiviakov How to combat rare lines as Black 794.122 T623
Alexei Shirov My best games in the Slav & Semi-Slav 794.122 S558sl

Food & Drink
Colu Henry Back pocket pasta: cook inspired dinners on the fly 641.822 H521
Bronwen Percival, Francis Percival Reinventing the wheel: milk, microbes & the fight for real cheese 637.3 P429
Dhan Tamang Coffee art: creative coffee designs for the home barista 641.877 T153

Health & Medicine
Yunte Huang Inseparable: the original Siamese twins & their rendezvous with American history 616.043 H874
Catherine Price How to break up with your phone 616.8584 P945

History
Clara Beaudoux The Madeleine project: uncovering a Parisian Life 944.36 B373
Rebecca Erbelding Rescue Board: the untold story of America's efforts to save the Jews of Europe 940.53 E657
Cathy Gere Tomb of Agamemnon 938.8 G367
Fawaz A. Gerges Making the Arab world: Nasser, Qutb & the clash that shaped the Middle East 956.04 G367
Nancy Goldstone Daughters of the Winter Queen: four remarkable sisters, the crown of Bohemia & the enduring legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots 943.7 G624
Adrian Goldsworthy Hadrian's Wall 936.2 G624
Peter Hayes Why?: explaining the Holocaust 940.53 H417
Rosemary Hill Stonehenge 936.2 H645
Carl Hoffman The last wild men of Borneo: a true story of death & treasure 915.98 H699
Penny Junor The Duchess: Camilla Parker Bowles & the love affair that rocked the crown 941.085 J956
Daniel Kurtz-Phelan The China mission: George Marshall's unfinished war, 1945/1947 951.04 K969
Jörn Leonhard Pandora's Box: a history of the First World War 940.3 L584
Manuel Pastor State of resistance: what California's dizzying descent & remarkable resurgence mean for America's future 979.405 P293
Charles Rist Season of infamy: a diary of war & occupation, 1939-1945 940.5344 R597
James C. Scott Against the grain: a deep history of the earliest states 630.9 S425
Voices from the Rust Belt 977 T865

Home & Family Management
Luke Barr Ritz & Escoffier: the hotelier, the chef & the rise of the leisure class 647.94 B268
The complete outdoor builder: from arbors to walkways: 150 DIY projects 690.89 C737
Jan Johnsen The spirit of stone: 101 practical & creative stonescaping ideas for your garden 717 J659
Chris Peterson Bathroom ideas you can use: the latest design styles, fixtures, surfaces & remodeling tips 643.5 P485

Law
David Hitchcock Patent searching made easy: how to do patent searches online & in the library 608.721 H674
Julia Nissley How to probate an estate in California: a step-by-step guide 346.052 N726

Literature & Writing
Jonathan Basile Tar for mortar: the Library of Babel & the dream of totality 863 B311
Michelle Dean Sharp: the women who made an art of having an opinion 810.9 D281
Nicole Evelina The once & future queen: Guinevere in Arthurian legend 809.93 E931
Thomas C. Foster How to read poetry like a professor: a quippy & sonorous guide to verse 808.1 F754
Anatole France himself; a Boswellian record by his secretary, Jean Jacques Brousson 843.9 F815
Jane Friedman The business of being a writer 808.02 F911
Lorrie Moore See what can be done: essays, criticism & commentary 801.95 M821
Robert the devil: the first modern English translation of Robert le diable, an anonymous French romance of the thirteenth century 841 R639

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Jon Butterworth Atom land: a guided tour through the strange (and impossibly small) world of particle physics 539.72 B988
Heather Swan Where honeybees thrive: stories from the field 638.1 S972

Performing Arts & Music
Dylan on Dylan: interviews & encounters 782.421 D99d
Bill Kopp Reinventing Pink Floyd: from Syd Barrett to the Dark side of the Moon 780.92 P655k

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Kathie Lee Gifford The rock, the road & the rabbi: my journey into the heart of scriptural faith & the land where it all began 248.3 G458
Sally Kohn The opposite of hate: a field guide to repairing our humanity 152.4 K795
Mark Lipton Mean men: the perversion of America's self-made man 158.1 L767
Maria Shriver I've been thinking ...: reflections, prayers & meditations for a meaningful life 248.4 S561
William Stixrud The self-driven child: the science & sense of giving your kids more control over their lives 155.413 S862

Politics & Government
Madeleine Albright Fascism: a warning 320.533 A342
Wendy Brown Undoing the demos: neoliberalism's stealth revolution 320.51 B877
David Cronin Balfour's shadow: a century of British support for Zionism & Israel 327.41 C947
Robert Kuttner Can democracy survive global capitalism? 320.9 K975
Peter Schweizer Secret empires: how the American political class hides corruption & enriches family & friends 320.973 S413
Timothy Snyder The road to unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America 320.53 S675

Social Sciences & Current Events
Kathleen Belew Bring the war home: the white power movement & paramilitary America 320.56 B428
Chinese myths 398.2 J124
Barbara Ehrenreich Natural causes: an epidemic of wellness, the certainty of dying & killing ourselves to live longer 306.9 E334
Andrew Hogan Hunting El Chapo: the inside story of the American lawman who captured the world's most-wanted drug lord 364.177 H714
Heather E. Hudson Connecting Alaskans: telecommunications in Alaska from telegraph to broadband 384 H885
Ken Ilgunas This land is our land: how we lost the right to roam & how to take it back 333.33 B111
Carlos Magdalena The plant messiah: adventures in search of the world's rarest species 333.95 M189
Priya Satia Empire of guns: the violent making of the Industrial Revolution 338.4768 S253
Harold Schechter Hell's princess: the mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men 364.152 S314
James J. SextoN If you're in my office, it's already too late: a divorce lawyer's guide to staying together 306.89 S518
James Walvin Sugar: the world corrupted, from slavery to obesity 381.456 W241
Andrew Yang The war on normal people: the truth about America's disappearing jobs & why universal basic income is our future 362.5 Y221

Travel & Geography
Edward Brooke-Hitching The phantom atlas: the greatest myths, lies & blunders on maps 912.09 B872

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LARGE PRINT
Fiction
Tayari Jones An American marriage Large Print Jones
Jo Nesbø Macbeth Large Print Nesbø
Tom Rachman The Italian teacher Large Print Rachman

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AUDIOBOOKS
Fiction
Elizabeth George The punishment she deserves

BOOKS

FICTION
Therese Bohman Eventide
Christina Lauren Love & other words
Kopano Matlwa Evening primrose
Alexander McCall Smith The good pilot Peter Woodhouse
Madeline Miller Circe
Elle Nash Animals eat each other
Eliza Robertson Demi-gods
Adrienne Sharp The magnificent Esme Wells
Daniela Tully Hotel on shadow lake
Michele Young-Stone Lost in the beehive

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Jeffery Deaver The...

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by
Heather Terrell

BOOKS

FICTION
Luke Allnutt We own the sky
Liam Callanan Paris by the book
Damian Dibben Tomorrow
Jonathan Evison Lawn boy
Denis Johnson Angels
Liu Zhenyun Someone to talk to
Michael David Lukas The last watchman of Old Cairo
Christine Mangan Tangerine
Tom McAllister How to be safe
Gerald Murnane Border districts: a fiction
Jon Pineda Let's no one get hurt
Richard Powers The overstory
Meg Wolitzer The female persuasion

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Karin Brynard Weeping waters
Steve Burrows A siege of bitterns: a birder murder mystery
Ruth Downie Memento mori: a crime novel of the Roman empire
Martha Grimes The knowledge: a Richard Jury mystery
C.S. Harris Why kill the innocent
Sophie Hénaff The awkward squad
Cara Hunter Close to home
Philip Kerr Greeks bearing gifts
Catherine McKenzie The good liar
Anne Meredith Portrait of a murderer: a Christmas crime story
Derek B. Miller American by day
Abir Mukherjee A necessary evil
Peter Robinson Sleeping in the ground
Fred Vargas A climate of fear

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Kevin Hearne Scourged
Justina Ireland Dread nation: rise up

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Steve Ettlinger & Phil Schmidt The all new illustrated guide to everything sold in hardware stores 683 E854
Making books: a guide to creating handcrafted books 686.3 M235
Liz McQuerry Natural soap at home: how to make felted soap, wine soap, fruit soap, goat's milk soap & much more 668.12 M173
Julia Shanks The farmer's office: tools, tips & templates to successfully manage a growing farm business 630 S528

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Irving Penn: centennial 770.92 P41c
Chris Peterson Kitchen ideas you can use: the latest styles, appliances, features & tips for renovating your kitchen 747.79 P485
Tom Pich Folk masters: a portrait of America 770.92 P592
Vogue knitting: the ultimate knitting book 746.43 V888
World War I & American art 709.73 W927

Biography & Genealogy
Michael Broers Napoleon: the spirit of the age: 1805-1810 92 N216bro
Henri Cole Orphic Paris 92 C6891

Food & Drink
Jacques Pépin Poulets & légumes: my favorite chicken & vegetable recipes 641.665 P894

Health & Medicine
Stephanie Gerber Essential glow 615.321 G362

History
Bending adversity: Japan & the art of survival 952.05 P641
Richard Breitman, Allan J. Lichtman FDR & the Jews 973.917 B835
George C. Daughan Lexington & Concord: the battle heard round the world 973.331 D238
Benjamin Carter Hett The death of democracy: Hitler's rise to power & the downfall of the Weimar Republic 943.086 H591

Home & Family Management
Sally Coulthard Gardenalia: creating the stylish garden 717 C855
Decks: plan, design, build: 30 projects to plan, desgin & build 690.893 D295
Susan Morrison The less is more garden: big ideas for designing your small yard 712 M878

Literature & Writing
Ursula K. Le Guin: conversations on writing 813.54 L521
Ada Limón Bright dead things: poems 811.6 L734
Tracy K. Smith Wade in the water: poems 811 S662w

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
The book of seeds: a life-size guide to six hundred species from around the world 631.5 S642
Menno Schilthuizen Darwin comes to town: how the urban jungle drives evolution 577.56 S334

Performing Arts & Music
Michael Benson Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke & the making of a masterpiece 791.437 B474

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Matthew Bowman Christian: the politics of a word in America 261.7 B787
Tim Harford Messy: the power of disorder to transform our lives 153.35 H278
Abolghassem Khamneipur Zarathustra: myth, message, history 295 K452

Politics & Government
Michael Isikoff & David Corn Russian roulette: the inside story of Putin's war on America & the election of Donald Trump 324.973 I81

Social Sciences & Current Events
Kate Germano Fight like a girl: the truth behind how female Marines are trained 359.96 G373
Ashley Mardell The ABC's of LGBT+ 306.76 M322

Travel & Geography
Michigan's Upper Peninsula 917.74 M818u

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LARGE PRINT
Fiction
Mohsin Hamid Exit west

BOOKS

FICTION
Luke Allnutt We own the sky
Liam Callanan Paris by the book
Damian Dibben Tomorrow
Jonathan Evison Lawn boy
Denis Johnson Angels
Liu Zhenyun Someone to talk to
Michael David Lukas The last watchman of Old Cairo
Christine Mangan Tangerine
Tom McAllister How to be safe
Gerald Murnane Border districts: a fiction
Jon Pineda Let's no one get hurt
Richard Powers The overstory...

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by
Myles Cooper

The Wrecking Crew was an informal name given to a group of Los Angeles based studio musicians who played on countless popular music releases of the 1960s and early 1970s. Although these union musicians stationed at Gold Star Studios had jazz and classical backgrounds, in the hands of Phil Spector, they became the new sound of pop in his “Wall of Sound” playing on popular radio songs by the Crystals, the Ronettes, Ike & Tina Turner, and the Righteous Brothers. Before overdubbing allowed for layers of multiple takes, the Wrecking Crew provided the backing tracks for the Beach Boys, the Monkees, the Mama's and the Pappas, Sonny & Cher, Frank and Nancy Sinatra, and even television themes like that of M*A*S*H.

Did you know the late "Rhinestone Cowboy" Glen Campbell was a member of the Wrecking Crew? Stop by the display on Balcony 3A to discover recordings from this loose collective of Los Angeles' finest musicians.

The Wrecking Crew was an informal name given to a group of Los Angeles based studio musicians who played on countless popular music releases of the 1960s and early 1970s. Although these union musicians stationed at Gold Star Studios had jazz and classical backgrounds, in the hands of Phil Spector, they became the new sound of pop in his “Wall of Sound” playing on popular radio songs by the Crystals, the Ronettes, Ike & Tina Turner, and the Righteous Brothers. Before overdubbing allowed for layers of multiple takes, the Wrecking Crew provided the backing tracks for the Beach Boys, the Monkees, the Mama's and the Pappas, Sonny & Cher, Frank and Nancy Sinatra, and even television themes like that of M*A*S*H.

Did you know the late "Rhinestone Cowboy" Glen Campbell was a member of the Wrecking Crew? Stop by the display on Balcony 3A to discover recordings from this loose collective of Los Angeles' finest musicians.

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by
Heather Terrell

BOOKS

FICTION
Rebecca Kauffman The Gunners
Michael Nava Street people
Chuma Nwokolo The extinction of Menai
Tom Rachman The Italian teacher
Mark Sarvas Memento Park
Michael Farris Smith The fighter

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Alison Bruce Cambridge black
Teresa Dovalpage Death comes in through the kitchen
Elizabeth George The punishment she deserves
Antonia Hodgson A death at Fountains Abbey
Donna Leon The temptation of forgiveness
Jon Michelet The frozen woman

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Lara Elena Donnelly Amberlough

Short Stories
Andrés Barba The right intention
Mallory Ortberg The merry spinster: tales of everyday horror
John Edgar Wideman American histories: stories

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Bruce Bassett & Ralph Edney Introducing relativity 530.11 B319
Johnnie Christmas Firebug 741.5 F523
Neil Gaiman American Gods: shadows 741.5 G14a
Nicole Hollander We ate Wonder Bread: a memoir of growing up on the west side of Chicago 741.5 H737
John Porcellino From Lone Mountain: King-Cat comics & stories 2003-2007 741.5 P833f

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NONFICTION

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Francesca Chiorino Homes in Japan 728 C539
Paul Martineau Still life in photography 779.3 M385
Laurie Olin Be seated 721.8 O46
Colin Westerbeck & Joel Meyerowitz Bystander: a history of street photography 770.9 W526

Books, Reading, Publishing, Journalism, Library & Information Science
The Voynich manuscript 091 C625

Business & Economics
Jeffrey Pfeffer Dying for a paycheck: how modern management harms employee health & company performance--and what we can do about it 650.1 P524
Donald Sull & Kathleen M. Eisenhardt Simple rules: how to thrive in a complex world 650.1 S949

Chess
Robert Bellin Winning with the Dutch 794.122 B444
Alexander Kotov Grandmaster at work 794.12 K875
Paul Littlewood Chess tactics 794.12 L781
Rudolf Spielmann The art of sacrifice in chess 794.1 S75 2015

Computer Science
Safiya Umoja Noble Algorithms of oppression: how search engines reinforce racism 025.04 N747

Food & Drink
Polly Conner & Rachel Tiemeyer From freezer to table: 75+ simple, whole foods recipes for gathering, cooking & sharing 641.5 C752
Foolproof preserving: a guide to small batch jams, jellies, pickles, condiments & more 641.4 A512
Ina Garten Barefoot Contessa foolproof 641.555 G244f
Michael Greger The how not to die cookbook: 100+ recipes to help prevent & reverse disease 641.563 G818

Health & Medicine
Rana Awdish In shock: my journey from death to recovery & the redemptive power of hope 610.92 A966

History
Jeanne E. Abrams First ladies of the republic: Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison & the creation of an iconic American role 973.09 A161
John Butman & Simon Targett New world, inc.: the making of America by England's merchant adventurers 970.01 B987
François-René de Chateaubriand Memoirs from beyond the grave: 1768-1800 944.04 C492
Never remember: Stalin's Gulags in Putin's Russia 947.084 G392
Amy Licence Red roses: Blanche of Gaunt to Margaret Beaufort 942.04 L698
Viet Thanh Nguyen Nothing ever dies: Vietnam & the memory of war 959.7 N576

Languages & Linguistics
Bill Harvey Viceroys, vicars & vergers: British English for Americans 403 H341

Law
The trustee's legal companion: a step-by-step guide to administering a living trust 346.052 L551

Literature & Writing
Bullets into bells: poets & citizens respond to gun violence 811.6 B936
Kim Shuck Rabbit Stories 813.6 S562
Women in the Literary Landscape: A Centennial Publication of the Women's National Book Association 810.9 W362

Performing Arts & Music
Michael Meylac Behind the scenes at the Ballets Russes: stories from a golden age 792.8 M614
Todd S. Purdum Something wonderful: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Broadway revolution 792.09 P985

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Evan Davis Post-truth: why we have reached peak bullshit & what we can do about it 177.3 D261
N.T. Wright Paul: a biography 225.92 P32n

Politics & Government
A.G. Hopkins American empire: a global history 325 H793
Andrew W. Kahrl Free the beaches: the story of Ned Coll & the battle for America's most exclusive shoreline 323.1 K129

Social Sciences & Current Events
Andrea Barnet Visionary women: how Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall & Alice Waters changed our world305.4 B261v
Warren I. Cohen A nation like all others: a brief history of American foreign relations327.73 C678
Christian Davenport The space barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos & the quest to colonize the cosmos338.762 D247
T.J. English. The Corporation: an epic story of the Cuban American underworld364.1 E583
Steve Fraser. Class matters: the strange career of an American delusion305.5 F841
Sarah McBride Tomorrow will be different: love, loss & the fight for trans equality306.76 M119
Sir Ken Robinson & Lou Aronica You, your child & school: navigate your way to the best education371.19 R658
Jason Sokol The heavens might crack: the death & legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.323.092 S683
Robert Wald Sussman The myth of race: the troubling persistence of an unscientific idea 305.8 S964
Daniel Tudor Ask a North Korean: defectors talk about their lives inside the world's most secretive nation 362.87 T912
Jonathan Weisman (((Semitism))): being Jewish in America in the age of Trump 305.892 W428
Robert Wuthnow The left behind: decline & rage in rural America 305.562 W973
Bernice Yeung In a day's work: the fight to end sexual violence against America's most vulnerable workers 362.88 Y48

Sports & Games
Tim Moore The cyclist who went out in the cold: adventures riding the Iron Curtain 796.6 M821

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS
Fiction
Robert C. O'Brien ; illustrated by Zena Bernstein Mrs. Frisby & the rats of Nimh

DVDs
Explorers

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AUDIOBOOKS
Fiction
André Aciman Call me by your name
Celeste Ng Little fires everywhere
Charles Todd The gate keeper
Amor Towles A gentleman in Moscow
Jeff VanderMeer Annihilation

DVDs
Action & Adventure
Journey to the center of the earth

Classics
Portrait in black ; Madame X

Comedy
Brassed off!
Broken English
Jawbreaker
Juno
Legally blonde 2: red, white & blonde
Lock, stock & two smoking barrels
Mallrats

Drama
Effie Gray
Fingersmith
The great Gatsby
The impressionists
Kinsey
Les Misérables.
Modigliani

Foreign Language
The Count of Monte Cristo

Musicals
Oliver!

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Evil under the sun
Kalifornia
Panic room
Wallander Season 1

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
The invasion

Nonfiction
Days of thrills & laughter 791.43 D275
Inside The Doors, 1967-1969 782.421 I591

BOOKS

FICTION
Rebecca Kauffman The Gunners
Michael Nava Street people
Chuma Nwokolo The extinction of Menai
Tom Rachman The Italian teacher
Mark Sarvas Memento Park
Michael Farris Smith The fighter

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Alison Bruce Cambridge black
Teresa Dovalpage Death comes in through the kitchen
Elizabeth George The punishment she deserves
Antonia Hodgson A death at Fountains Abbey
Donna Leon The...

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by
Heather Terrell

BOOKS

FICTION
Michelle de Kretser The life to come
Uzodinma Iweala Speak no evil
Ian MacKenzie Feast days
Jonathan Miles Anatomy of a miracle: the true* story of a paralyzed veteran, a Mississippi convenience store, a Vatican investigation & the spectacular perils of grace: *a novel
Nafkote Tamirat The parking lot attendant
Luis Alberto Urrea The house of broken angels

Historical Fiction
M J Carter The Devil's feast
Rozsa Gaston Anne & Charles: passion & politics in late medieval France the story of Anne of Brittany's marriage to Charles VIII
Alan Hollinghurst The sparsholt affair

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Natasha Bell Exhibit Alexandra
Chris Bohjalian The flight attendant
Clive Cussler & Graham Brown The rising sea: a novel from the NUMA files
Paul Di Filippo The big get-even
Alexia Gordon Killing in C Sharp: a Gethsemane Brown mystery
Bruce Holbert Whiskey
Laura Lippman Sunburn
Susan Elia MacNeal The Paris spy: a Maggie Hope mystery
Sebastian Rotella Rip crew
Randy Wayne White Caribbean rim

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Jim Butcher Proven guilty: a novel of the Dresden files

Short Stories
Joyce Carol Oates Beautiful days: stories
Christine Schutt Pure Hollywood & other stories

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Kerascoët Vehlmann Satania 741.5 V425

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NONFICTION

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Charlotte Jansen Girl on girl: art & photography in the age of the female gaze 770.92 J351
Joel Meyerowitz Cézanne's objects: Joel Meyerowitz 779 M613c
Irving Penn Still life 779.35 P412
Justine Picardie & Susan Bright Erik Madigan Heck: old future 779.092 H448

Biography & Genealogy
Alexander Etkind Roads not taken: an intellectual biography of William C. Bullitt 92 B937
William Martin A prophet with honor: the Billy Graham story 92 G738m
Thomas Weber Becoming Hitler: the making of a Nazi 92 H676we

Chess
Isaak & Vladimir Linder Max Euwe: fifth world chess champion 794.159 E91

Computer Science
Claire L Evans Broad band: the untold story of the women who made the Internet 004.092 E924

Food & Drink
Laura King Instant pot: 2500 instant pot recipes cookbook 641.588 K521
Becky Selengut Good fish: 100 sustainable seafood recipes from the Pacific Coast 641.69 S464

Health & Medicine
Dudley Seth Danoff The ultimate guide to male sexual health: how to stay vital at any age 612.61 D188
Elinor Greenberg, PhD Borderline, narcissistic & schizoid adaptations: the pursuit of love, admiration & safety 616.89 G799
Ellen Hendriksen, PhD How to be yourself: quiet your inner critic & rise above social anxiety 616.8522 H498
Debby Herbenick Sex made easy: your awkward questions answered-- for better, smarter, amazing sex 613.96 H534
Earl Mindell, RPh, PhD Healing with hemp oil: a simple guide to using the powerful & proven health benefits of CBD 615.78 M663
Jeffrey Rado, MD & Philip G Janicak, MD Living with schizophrenia: a family guide to making a difference 616.8982 R131
Al Vernacchio For goodness sex: changing the way we talk to teens about sexuality, values & health 613.9 V529
Paul H Wender, MD & David A Tomb, MD ADHD: a guide to understanding symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment & changes over time in children, adolescents & adults 618.92 W469

History
Rania Abouzeid No turning back: life, loss & hope in wartime Syria 956.91 A156
Roy & Lesley Adkins Gibraltar: the greatest siege in British history 946.89 A236
Stephen G Bloom The audacity of Inez Burns 979.461 B655
Brian Castner Disappointment River: finding & losing the Northwest Passage 971.9 C353
Peter Englund The battle that shook Europe: Poltava & the birth of the Russian Empire 947.05 E588
David Gelernter America-lite: how imperial academia dismantled our culture (and ushered in the Obamacrats) 973.9 G316
Edward J Larson To the edges of the Earth: 1909, the race for the three poles & the climax of the age of exploration 919.8 L334
Derek Molyneux & Darren Kelly Those of us who must die: execution, exile & revival after the Easter Rising 941.5 M731
Marci Shore The Ukrainian night: an intimate history of revolution 947.7 S559

Literature & Writing
Tongo Eisen-Martin Heaven is all goodbyes 811.6 E361

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Adam Becker What is real?: the unfinished quest for the meaning of quantum physics 530.12 B395

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Sands Hall Flunk, start: reclaiming my decade lost in Scientology 299.936 H174
Michael Massing Fatal discord: Erasmus, Luther & the fight for the Western mind 270.6 M418
Michel Meyer What is rhetoric? 190 M612
Frank Ostaseski The five invitations: discovering what death can teach us about living fully 294.34 O851
Nicholas Terpstra Religious refugees in the early modern world: an alternative history of the Reformation 270.6 T322
Peter Unger Empty ideas: a critique of analytic philosophy 110 U572
David Walsh, PhD Why do they act that way?: a survival guide to the adolescent brain, for you & your teen 155.5 W223
Tara Westover Educated: a memoir 270 W536

Politics & Government
Elaine Weiss The woman's hour: the great fight to win the vote 324.6 W429

Social Sciences & Current Events
Michele Lent Hirsch Invisible: how young women with serious health issues navigate work, relationships & the pressure to seem just fine 305.908 H669
Ryan Holiday Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker & the anatomy of intrigue 302.23 H732
Sherrilyn Ifill, Loretta Lynch, Bryan Stevenson & Anthony C Thompson A perilous path: talking race, inequality & the law 305.896 I234
Dinny McMahon China's great wall of debt: shadow banks, ghost cities, massive loans & the end of the Chinese miracle 336.3 M167
Frank Mort Capital affairs: London & the making of the permissive society 306.77 M887

Travel & Geography
Top 10 Montreal & Quebec City 917.14 E97t
Hungry for Paris: the ultimate guide to the city's 109 best restaurants 914.436 L799
Montreal & Quebec City 917.14 M623

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LARGE PRINT

Fiction
Arjun Raj Gaind Death at the Durbar: the second Maharaja mystery

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AUDIOBOOKS

Nonfiction
Susan Cain Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking CD 155.2 C135
Raj Patel & Jason W Moore A history of the world in seven cheap things: a guide to capitalism, nature & the future of the planet CD 303.44 P295
Shaun Walker The long hangover: Putin's new Russia & the ghosts of the past CD 947.086 W177

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DVDs

Comedy
The hot chick
Alfie
All the right moves
Clueless
National Lampoon's Christmas vacation

Foreign Language
Quiet Chaos (Caos calmo) DVD Italian
Seasons (Les saisons) DVD French
We have a pope (Habemus papam) DVD Italian

Nonfiction
She's beautiful when she's angry DVD 305.42 D695
Style wars DVD 782.421 S938
The decline of western civilization collection DVD 781.66 D295
How music & mathematics relate DVD 781 K964
Music & the brain DVD 781.11 P295
2014 World Series: Giants. BLU 796.357 W927
Flyin' cut sleeves DVD 791.43 F648

Drama
Alpha dog
The girl on a motorcycle
All the king's men
Beat street
Bully
Closer
Copying Beethoven
Crime & punishment
Darkest hour
Detroit
Diabolique
Hilary & Jackie
Reds

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CDs

Classical
Brahms Volodos plays Brahms.
Elliott Carter Late works

Jazz & Blues
Christian McBride Big Band Bringin' it

Popular
Beck Colors
Sharon Jones & the Dap-kings Soul of a woman

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BOOKS

FICTION
Aminatta Forna Happiness
Keziah Frost The reluctant fortune-teller
Clarissa Goenawan Rainbirds
Saad Z. Hossain Escape from Baghdad!
Bayard Johnson Damned right
Domenico Starnone Trick
Katherena Vermette The break

Historical Fiction
Anthony Grooms The vain conversation
William Melvin Kelley A different drummer
Mark Sullivan Beneath a scarlet sky

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
John Copenhaver Dodging & burning
Arjun Raj Gaind Death at the Durbar
Mario Giordano Auntie Poldi & the Sicilian lions
Nova Jacobs The last equation of Isaac Severy
Lars Kepler The sandman
Phillip Margolin The third victim
Peter May I'll keep you safe
Brad Meltzer The escape artist
Brad Parks Closer than you know
Tess Sharpe Barbed wire heart

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Philip K. Dick VALIS & later novels
Jeff VanderMeer The strange bird

Short Stories
Martin Edwards (editor) Foreign bodies SS F714
Will Mackin Bring out the dog Fic Mackin
The year's best science fiction: thirty-fourth annual collection SS Y39s

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Eleanor Davis Why art? 701.1 D261 comics

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Paddy Cutts The complete cat book 636.8 C991c

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Riva Castleman A century of artists books 709.04 C353
Larry Fink on composition & improvisation 771 F499
Jean-Paul Lubliner Tour Eiffel: un voyage immobile 779.4 L929
Lyle Rexer Photography's antiquarian avant-garde: the new wave in old processes 770 R455
Lauren Pond Test of faith: signs, serpents, salvation 779.092 P796

Biography & Genealogy
Michael Jago The man who was George Smiley: the life of John Bingham 92 B614
Nicola Tallis Elizabeth's rival: the tumultuous life of the Countess of Leicester: the romance & conspiracy that threatened Queen Elizabeth's court 92 L526

Books, Reading, Publishing, Journalism, Library & Information Science
Elizabeth Powell Crowe Genealogy online 025.0692 C953

Business & Economics
Richard N. Bolles What color is your parachute?: a practical manual for job-hunters & career-changers 650.14 B69
Elena L. Botelho The CEO next door: the 4 behaviors that transform ordinary people into world-class leaders 658.4 B748
Ron Chernow The death of the banker: the decline & fall of the great financial dynasties & the triumph of the small investor 332.1 C521
Robert D. Kaplan The return of Marco Polo's world: war, strategy & American interests in the twenty-first century 327.73 K172
Elizabeth Willard Thames Meet the Frugalwoods: achieving financial independence through simple living 332.024 T366

Chess
Larry Evans Modern middlegame lessons 794.123 E924
John Nunn John Nunn's chess puzzle book 794.12 N972j
Vladimir Tukmakov Modern chess preparation: getting ready for your opponent in the information age 794.1 T916m
Alexander Cherniaev The Sämisch King's Indian uncovered 794.122 C521s

Food & Drink
Greg Malouf New feast: modern Middle Eastern vegetarian 641.5636 M258

History
John Avlon Washington's Farewell: the Founding Father's Warning to Future Generations 973.4 A959
Mark Bailey (editor) Nine Irish lives: the fighters, thinkers & artists who helped build America 941.5 B154
Victoria C. Gardner Coates The last days of Pompeii: decadence, apocalypse, resurrection 937.7 L349
Patricia Fara A lab of one's own: science & suffrage in the first World War 940.3 F219
James P. Gallagher With the Fifth Army Air Force: photos from the Pacific Theater 940.542 G162
Mary Hollingsworth The Family Medici: the hidden history of the Medici dynasty 945.5 H741
Karen Karbo In praise of difficult women: life lessons from 29 heroines who dared to break the rules 920.72 K182
Mackenzi Lee Bygone badass broads: 52 forgotten women who changed the world 920.72 L477
Jonathan Miles St. Petersburg: madness, murder & art on the banks of the Neva 947.21 M643
Witold Szablowski Dancing bears: true stories of people nostalgic for life under tyranny 947.086 S996
Matt Young Eat the apple: a memoir 956.7 Y681
Peter Dazeley Unseen London 942.1 D277
Lisbeth Haas Saints & citizens: indigenous histories of colonial missions & Mexican California 305.897 H112
Tom Quinn Backstairs Billy: the life of William Tallon, the Queen Mother's most devoted servant 941.085 Q73

Home & Family Management
Shawna Coronado 101 organic gardening hacks: eco-friendly solutions to improve any garden 635.04 C822

Literature & Writing
Théophile Gautier Selected lyrics 841.7 G277
Charles Simic The world doesn't end: prose poems 811 S589o
The best American nonrequired reading 2017 814.8 B561

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
The best American science & nature writing 2017 500 B56n
Linda H. Beidleman Plants of the San Francisco Bay region: Mendocino to Monterey 581.9794 B422

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Janice Kaplan How luck happens: using the new science of luck to transform life, love & work 158 K172
Geneen Roth This messy magnificent life: a field guide 158.1 R845

Politics & Government
Cass R. Sunstein (editor) Can it happen here?: authoritarianism in America 320.473 S958
Steve Swatt Game changers: twelve elections that transformed California 324.9794 S973

Reference
Photographer's market 2018: how & where to sell your photography 770 P565
VideoHound's golden movie retriever 791.4 V65

Social Sciences & Current Events
Zygmunt Bauman Liquid times: living in an age of uncertainty 303.4 B348
Emmanuel Carrère The adversary: a true story of monstrous deception 364.152 C314
Jeff Chang Who we be: the colorization of America 305.8 C456w
Garrett M. Graff The threat matrix: the FBI at war 363.325 G736
Chris Hughes Fair shot: rethinking inequality & how we earn 331.2 H893
Edward D. Kleinbard We are better than this: how government should spend our money 336.39 K645
Ritch C. Savin-Williams Mostly straight: sexual fluidity among men 306.76 S267

Sports & Games
The best American sports writing. 2017 796 B56a

Travel & Geography
Chris Champagne Secret New Orleans 917.63 C449
The best American travel writing 2017 910 B561
Jean-Claude Gautrand Paris: portrait d'une ville = portrait of a city = Porträt einer Stadt 914.436 P2325g

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LARGE PRINT
Fiction
Jesmyn Ward Sing, unburied, sing Large Print Ward

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AUDIOBOOKS

Reza Aslan God: a human history CD 211 A835
Chris Matthews Bobby Kennedy: a raging spirit CD 92 K3557m
Neil deGrasse Tyso Astrophysics for people in a hurry CD 523.01 T994
Walter Isaacson Leonardo da Vinci CD 92 L581

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EAUDIOBOOKS
Catherine Anderson The Christmas room
Colin Bateman Dr. Yes
James R. Benn The devouring
R.D. Blackmore Lorna Doone
Kevin Brooks A dance of ghosts
Italo Calvino If on a winter's night a traveler
Kelly Grey Carlisle We are all shipwrecks: a memoir
Suzanne Chazin A place in the wind
Joanne Greenberg I never promised you a rose garden
William W. Johnstone Kingdom come
William W. Johnstone Rimfire
Kat Martin Beyond danger
Man Martin The lemon jell-o syndrome
Eric McCormack Cloud
Shani Mootoo Moving forward sideways like a crab
Stef Penney Under a pole star
Kwei Quartey Death by his grace
Ayn Rand Anthem
Francine Rivers The prince: jonathan
Rachel Sherman Uneasy street: the anxieties of affluence
William Taubman Gorbachev: his life & times
Madeleine Thien Dogs at the perimeter
Helene Tursten Who watcheth
Steve Yates The legend of the albino farm

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DVDs

Comedy
Lady Bird

Drama
John Huston's wise blood
Lucky
Three billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Foreign Language
Faces places DVD French
The square DVD Swedish

Musicals
La La Land
Young at heart

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CDs
Classical
Francis Poulenc Mélodies CD Classical Poulenc

BOOKS

FICTION
Aminatta Forna Happiness
Keziah Frost The reluctant fortune-teller
Clarissa Goenawan Rainbirds
Saad Z. Hossain Escape from Baghdad!
Bayard Johnson Damned right
Domenico Starnone Trick
Katherena Vermette The break

Historical Fiction
Anthony Grooms The vain conversation
William Melvin Kelley A different drummer
Mark Sullivan Beneath a scarlet sky

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
John Copenhaver...

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BOOKS

FICTION
César Aira Dinner
Peter Carey A long way from home
Sue Halpern Summer hours at the robbers library
Atticus Lish Preparation for the next life

Historical Fiction
Robin Oliveira Winter sisters

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Kent Anderson Green sun
Alexia Gordon Death in D minor
David Mamet Chicago

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Nnedi Okorafor Binti: the night masquerade

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Chris Gooch Bottled 741.5 G645 comics
Matt Kindt Divinity: the complete trilogy 741.5 D618 comics
Loo Hui Phang The smell of starving boys 741.5 P535 comics

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Nick Engler American country furniture 684.1 E582
Matt Hranek A man & his watch: iconic watches & stories from the men who wore them 681.114 H873
Judith M. Taylor An abundance of flowers: more great flower breeders of the past 635.9 T238

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Revolution: Russian art 1917-1932 709.47 R454

Biography & Genealogy
Jens Andersen Astrid Lindgren: the woman behind Pippi Longstocking 92 L745
John A. Hodgson Richard Potter: America's first Black celebrity 92 P867
Andrew Morton Wallis in love: the untold life of the Duchess of Windsor, the woman who changed the monarchy 92 W759mr
Joel Richard Paul Without precedent: John Marshall & his times 92 M368p

Business & Economics
Dan Ariely Payoff: the hidden logic that shapes our motivations 658.314 A698
Annelise Orleck We are all fast-food workers now: the global uprising against poverty wages 331.54 O717
David Semmelroth Data driven marketing for dummies 658.83 S472
Olivier Wagner U.S. taxes for worldly Americans: the traveling expat's guide to living, working & staying tax compliant abroad 336.2 W132

Chess
Andrew Soltis What it takes to become a chess master 794.12 S691
Andrew Soltis Your kingdom for my horse: when to exchange in chess 794.123 S691
George Huczek A to Z chess tactics: every chess move explained 794.12 H882

Computer Science
Edward C. Baig iPhone for dummies 004.1675 I647b

Food & Drink
James Syhabout Hawker Fare: stories & recipes from a refugee chef's Isan Thai & Lao roots 641.5959 S982

Health & Medicine
Nadine Burke Harris The deepest well: healing the long-term effects of childhood adversity 618.92 B959
Michael A. Ellis Caring for autism: practical advice from a parent & physician 618.92 E471
Alice Miller The drama of the gifted child: the search for the true self 616.85 M647

History
Catherine Kerrison Jefferson's daughters: three sisters, white & black, in a young America 973.46 K415
Otto Dov Kulka Landscapes of the metropolis of death: reflections on memory & imagination 940.5318 K963
Nicholas Morton The field of blood: the battle for Aleppo & the remaking of the medieval Middle East 956.01 M889
Pete Souza Obama: an intimate portrait 973.932 S729
Laura Ashe Richard II: a brittle glory 942.03 A824
Mary Beard The Parthenon 938.5 B368
David Cannadine Victorious century: the United Kingdom, 1800-1906 941.081 C224
Linda Porter Royal renegades: the children of Charles I & the English Civil Wars 942.06 P844

Home & Family Management
Graham Haley Haley's hints green edition 640.41 H168

Law
Liza W. Hanks Every Californian's guide to estate planning: wills, trusts & everything else 332.024 H241
Gillian Thomas Because of sex: one law, ten cases & fifty years that changed American women's lives at work 344.73 T454

Literature & Writing
Vladimir Nabokov Insomniac dreams: experiments with time 891.73 N117
Tracy K. Smith Ordinary light: a memoir 818.603 S642
Tracy K. Smith The body's question 811 S662b
Ayelet Waldman Kingdom of olives & ash: writers confront the occupation 808.84 K547

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Bart D. Ehrman The triumph of Christianity: how a forbidden religion swept the world 270.1 E339
Cait Flanders The year of less: how I stopped shopping, gave away my belongings & discovered life is worth more than anything you can buy in a store 153.8 F584
Anne Lamott Hallelujah anyway: rediscovering mercy 241 L235
Jordan B. Peterson 12 rules for life: an antidote to chaos 170.44 P485
John Shelby Spong Unbelievable: why neither ancient creeds nor the reformation can produce a living faith today 230 S763u
Lama Surya Das Letting go of the person you used to be: lessons on change, loss & spiritual transformation 294.34 S963

Politics & Government
Ezgi Basaran Frontline Turkey: the conflict at the heart of the Middle East 327.561 B297
Amy Chua Political tribes: group instinct & the fate of nations 327 C559
Carl Minzner End of an era: how China's authoritarian revival is undermining its rise 320.951 M668
Elizabeth Gillespie McRae Mothers of massive resistance: white women & the politics of white supremacy 320.56 M174

Reference
Intellectual freedom manual 025.21 I61

Social Sciences & Current Events
William Ayers You can't fire the bad ones!: & 18 other myths about teachers, teachers' unions & public education 371.1 A977
Virginia Page Fortna Does peacekeeping work?: shaping belligerents' choices after civil war 341.5 F743
Joshua B. Freeman Behemoth: a history of the factory & the making of the modern world 338.6 F855
Dee Gordon Bad girls from history: wicked or misunderstood? 305.4 G662
Nicholas Guyatt Bind us apart: how enlightened Americans invented racial segregation 305.8 G987
Jonathan Kauffman Hippie Food: How Back-to-the-Landers, Longhairs & Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat 394.12 K211
Darren McGarvey Poverty safari: understanding the anger of Britain's underclass 305.562 M145
T. Christian Miller A false report: a true story of rape in America 364.15 M647
Angela Nagle Kill all normies: the online culture wars from Tumblr & 4chan to the alt-right & Trump 303.4833 N149
Steven Pinker Enlightenment now: the case for reason, science, humanism & progress 303.44 P655

Travel & Geography
Lonely Planet Antarctica 919.89 L847
Eyewitness Seville & Andalucía 914.68 E975
Fodor's Florida 917.59 F653
The rough guide to South India & Kerala 915.48 R856
Eyewitness Top 10 Los Angeles 917.9494 E97t
Fodor's Essential Morocco 916.4 F653
Fodor's The Carolinas & Georgia 917.5 F653
Frommer's Maui day by day 919.692 F932
Lebawit Lily Girma Belize 917.282 M818
Lonely Planet pocket Austin: top sights, local life made easy 917.643 L847
Lonely Planet Southwest USA's best trips: 32 amazing road trips 917.9 L847b
Lonely Planet Zambia, Mozambique & Malawi 916.89 L847
Jim Morekis Georgia 917.58 M818
Rick Steves Kraków, Warsaw & Gdansk 943.8 S848
The Nashville guide: experience local 917.685 N253

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AUDIOBOOKS

Nonfiction
Amy Chua Political tribes: group instinct & the fate of nations CD 327 C559

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CDs
Classical
Claude Debussy Orchestral music. II CD Classical Debussy

BOOKS

FICTION
César Aira Dinner
Peter Carey A long way from home
Sue Halpern Summer hours at the robbers library
Atticus Lish Preparation for the next life

Historical Fiction
Robin Oliveira Winter sisters

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Kent Anderson Green sun
Alexia Gordon Death in D minor
David Mamet Chicago

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Nnedi Okorafor Binti: the night masquerade

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Chris Gooch...

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BOOKS

FICTION
Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir Hotel Silence
Lydia Davis The end of the story
Brandon Hobson Where the dead sit talking
Herman Melville Moby-Dick, or, The whale
Patrick Nathan Some hell
Peter Stenson Thirty-seven

Historical Fiction
Janet Beard The atomic city girls
Rhys Bowen The Tuscan child

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
M.C. Beaton Death of an honest man
Arthur Conan Doyle The hound of the Baskervilles
Lexie Elliott The French girl
Charles Finch The woman in the water
Mark Greaney Agent in place
Gary Inbinder The man upon the stair
Joseph Knox Sirens
Walter Mosley Down the river unto the sea
Steven Saylor The throne of Caesar
Jim Thompson The kill-off

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Nnedi Okorafor Binti: home
Chuck Wendig Unclean spirits

Short Stories
Anjali Sachdeva All the names they used for God
Greg Sarris How a mountain was made

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Michio Kaku The future of humanity: terraforming Mars, interstellar travel, immortality & our destiny beyond Earth 629.45 K139

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Ed Bartlett (editor) Street art 751.73 L847

Biography & Genealogy
Warren Hinckle (editor) Who killed Hunter S. Thompson?: the picaresque story of the birth of gonzo 92 T468
Maude Julien The only girl in the world: a memoir 92 J943
Bill Minutaglio The most dangerous man in America: Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon & the hunt for the fugitive king of LSD 92 L4387m
Susan Ronald A dangerous woman: American beauty, noted philanthropist, Nazi collaborator: the life of Florence Gould 92 G696

Books, Reading, Publishing, Journalism, Library & Information Science
Michael Idov Dressed up for a riot: misadventures in Putin's Moscow 070.92 I21

Business & Economics
Jason Hickel The divide: global inequality from conquest to free markets 330.9 H628
Mike Steib The career manifesto: discover your calling & create an extraordinary life 650.1 S818

Computer Science
Anya Kamenetz The art of screen time: how your family can balance digital media & real life 004.6 K153
Al Sweigart Invent your own computer games with Python 005.1 S974
Max Tegmark Life 3.0: being human in the age of artificial intelligence 006.3 T261

Food & Drink
Mulunesh Belay Ethiopian feast: the crown jewel of African cuisine 641.5963 B426
Rhiannon Lambert Re-nourish: a simple way to eat well 641.5637 L222

Health & Medicine
Martie Haselton Hormonal: the hidden intelligence of hormones: how they drive desire, shape relationships, influence our choices & make us wiser 613 H347
A.J. Lees Mentored by a madman: the William Burroughs experiment 616.8 L487
Rocco Monto The fountain: a doctor's prescription to make 60 the new 30 612.67 M798

History
Misha Glenny The fall of Yugoslavia: the third Balkan war 949.7 G558
Norman M. Klein The history of forgetting: Los Angeles & the erasure of memory 979.494 K641
Sam McManis Crossing California: a cultural topography of a land of wonder & weirdness 979.4 M167
Agnès Poirier Left Bank: art, passion & the rebirth of Paris, 1940-50 944.36 P753
Noel Rae The Great Stain: witnessing American slavery 306.362 R135
Barry Stone The 50 greatest prehistoric sites of the world 930 S877
Unseen: unpublished black history from the New York Times Photo Archives 973.0496 U59
Tan Hecheng The killing wind: a Chinese county's descent into madness during the cultural revolution 951.056 T161
Joshua Zeitz Building the Great Society: inside Lyndon Johnson's White House 973.923 Z48

Home & Family Management
Jules Yap IkeaHackers.net: 25 biggest & best projects: DIY hacks for multi-functional furniture, clever storage upgrades, space-saving solutions & more 684.1 Y25

Literature & Writing
Malcolm Kushner Public speaking for dummies 808.51 K972
Leïla Slimani Chanson douce: roman 843 S633c

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
William E. Glassley A wilder time: notes from a geologist at the edge of the Greenland ice. 559.8 G549
Sang-Hee Lee Close encounters with humankind: a paleoanthropologist investigates our evolving species 569.9 L477
Daniel Stone The food explorer: the true adventures of the globe-trotting botanist who transformed what America eats 580.92 S877

Performing Arts & Music
Lamont "U-God" Hawkins Raw: my journey into the Wu-Tang 782.421 U27

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
David A. Hollinger Protestants abroad: how missionaries tried to change the world but changed America 266 H741
Thich Nhat Hanh The other shore: a new translation of the Heart sutra with commentaries 294.38 N576
Daniel H. Pink When: the scientific secrets of perfect timing 153.7 P655
Skip Prichard The book of mistakes: 9 secrets to creating a successful future 158 P947
Gregory Smithsimon Cause: & how it doesn't always equal effect 153.43 S664
Derek K. Wilson A magical world: superstition & science from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment 201.65 W746
Oprah Winfrey The wisdom of Sundays: life-changing insights from Super Soul conversations 204 W768

Politics & Government
Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz Loaded: a disarming history of the Second Amendment 323.43 D899
Steven Levitsky How democracies die 321.8 L666
Jefferson Morley The ghost: the secret life of CIA spymaster James Jesus Angleton 327.12 M864
Robert B. Reich The common good 323.6 R347

Social Sciences & Current Events
Emily Chang Brotopia: breaking up the boys' club of Silicon Valley 331.4 C45
Zak Dychtwald Young China: how the restless generation will change their country & the world 305.2 D994
Alondra Nelson Body & soul: the Black Panther Party & the fight against medical discrimination 362.1 N424

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LARGE PRINT
Fiction
George Orwell 1984 Large Print Orwell
Charles Todd The gate keeper Large Print Todd

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

DVDs
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Your name = Kimi no na wa

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EBOOKS
Christopher H. Achen Democracy for realists: why elections do not produce responsive government
Kevin Allocca Videocracy: How YouTube Is Changing the World . . . with Double Rainbows, Singing Foxes & Other Trends We Can't Stop Watching
Nir Baram ; A land without borders: my journey around East Jerusalem & the West Bank
Susan Wise Bauer Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child's Education
David Callahan The moral center: how progressives can unite america around our shared values
Stephen Davis Gold dust woman: a biography of Stevie Nicks
Mark Epstein Advice not given: a guide to getting over yourself
John Freeman How to Read a Novelist
David Frum Trumpocracy: the corruption of the American republic
Eric Hazan The Invention of Paris: a history in footsteps
Wendy Marie Hoofnagle The continuity of the conquest: Charlemagne & Anglo-Norman imperialism
David Cay Johnston It's even worse than you think: what the Trump administration is doing to America
Mike Lewis When to jump: if the job you have isn't the life you want
Robert H. Lustig The hacking of the American mind: the science behind the corporate takeover of our bodies & brains
Kevin D. Murphy (editor) Skyscraper gothic: medieval style & modernist buildings
The California Garden Tour: the 50 Best Gardens to Visit in the Golden State
Ijeoma Oluo So you want to talk about race
Matthew Pollard The introvert's edge: how the quiet & shy can outsell anyone
Julia Samuel Grief works: stories of life, death & surviving
Carl J. Schramm Burn the business plan: what great entrepreneurs really do
Philip Stokes Philosophy: 100 essential thinkers: the ideas that have shaped our world
The tao of Charlie Munger: a compilation of quotes from Berkshire Hathaway's vice chairman on life, business & the pursuit of wealth
Michael Wolff Fire & fury: inside the Trump White House
Miles Young Ogilvy on advertising in the digital age

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DVDs

Animation
Loving Vincent

Comedy
Battle of the sexes

Drama
Victoria & Abdul

Foreign Language
A touch of spice = Politiki kouzina DVD European
The death of Louis XIV DVD French

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Crooked house

Nonfiction
My journey through French cinema = Voyage à travers le cinéma français DVD 791.43 M995j
Walk with me DVD 294.34 W177

BOOKS

FICTION
Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir Hotel Silence
Lydia Davis The end of the story
Brandon Hobson Where the dead sit talking
Herman Melville Moby-Dick, or, The whale
Patrick Nathan Some hell
Peter Stenson Thirty-seven

Historical Fiction
Janet Beard The atomic city girls
Rhys Bowen The Tuscan child

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
M.C. Beaton Death of an honest man
Arthur Conan Doyle The hound of the Baskervilles
Lexie Elliott...

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Myles Cooper

Be kind, and please rewind. Perhaps it has been a while since you’ve heard that phrase. Here at Mechanics’, we’d like to invite you to take a step back into the golden age of the VHS rental, with a display of 1980s favorites on DVD. Not only do you not have to worry about rewinding the tape this time around, our late fees at Mechanics’ are not as steep as the video rental palaces of yesteryear. So, swing by the 2nd Floor and rewind to the 80s. Below are a few staff picks from the display.

 

Taryn recommends:

 

The Blue Lagoon - Described by Siskel and Ebert as 1980's "dog of the year" this near soft porn film will keep you giggling, albeit breathlessly.

The French Lieutenant's Woman - Though the book was described as "unfilmable" because of its complex plot devices, this effort is more than admirable.

 

Craig recommends Tootsie - a 1982 drama/comedy, starring Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange. The film tells the story of a talented but volatile actor whose reputation for being difficult forces him to adopt a new identity as a woman in order to land a job. In desperation, he dresses as a woman, auditions as 'Dorothy Michaels', gets the part, and becomes a television sensation.

 

Rhonda says “I'm an 80's baby for sure so I remember just about everyone wearing acid-washed jackets and jeans! I had a black and gray Guess jacket, not to mention my feathered hairdo! One of my many fav 80's movies was Valley Girl the soundtrack was

everything! Not to mention Nicolas Cage's beach scene! Of course, you can't mention that movie without mentioning Fast Times at Ridgemont High. But, in all seriousness, I have to say Diner is still one of my all time favorite films.”

 

Joel recommends After HoursAn underrated black comedy about a yuppie named Paul trying to make his way home from his office job in Manhattan. His night becomes increasingly bizarre as he encounters a range of strange situations and individuals: angry cabbies, crazy ice cream dealers, burglars, mobsters, punks trying to shave his head, etc. It's a funny, strange, and unsettling movie that is very 1980s New York.

Lia recommends:


Ghostbusters – I loved the new Ghostbusters, but the original still holds the top spot in my heart.  It never fails to make me laugh, and I've probably seen it dozens of times.  I crack up every time they're spying on the ghost in the library and Ray says, "Listen! You smell something?"  Best watched while *not* eating eggs.

My other pick is Die Hard – the best Christmas movie out there!  Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman both give fantastic performances, and I just can't help but sympathize with poor John McClane, who's just got a bad headache.

 

Myles recommends:

 

Koyaanisqatsi - a beautiful art film by Godfrey Reggio with music from Philip Glass that contrasts the human impact on Earth with scenes of nature. “Koyaanisqatsi” is a Hopi word for unbalanced life. This experimental film has no dialog or plot, so if you’re in the mood for a high-brow 80s moment, check out Koyaanisqatsi.

 

Ghostbusters II - I love how this sequel opened. The heroes from the first film are no longer fighting ghosts. Their fifteen minutes of fame are up, and they’ve resorted to D-list work. Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson are now children’s birthday party entertainers, performing to a group of “ungrateful little yuppie larvae.” I remember watching this in the theater and finding the group’s fall from grace both hilarious and relatable.

Be kind, and please rewind. Perhaps it has been a while since you’ve heard that phrase. Here at Mechanics’, we’d like to invite you to take a step back into the golden age of the VHS rental, with a display of 1980s favorites on DVD. Not only do you not have to worry about rewinding the tape this time around, our late fees at Mechanics’ are not as steep as the video rental palaces of yesteryear. So, swing by the 2nd Floor and rewind to the 80s. Below are a few staff picks from the display.

 

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BOOKS

FICTION
César Aira The little Buddhist monk ; &, The proof
Amy Bloom White houses
Akwaeke Emezi Freshwater
Paul Goldberg The Chateau
Lindsey Lee Johnson The most dangerous place on earth
Meghan Kenny The driest season
Ryan McIlvain The radicals
Moriel Rothman-Zecher Sadness is a white bird
Ana Simo Heartland
Bram Stoker Dracula
Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi Call me Zebra
Willy Vlautin Don't skip out on me
Leni Zumas Red clocks

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Ned Beauman Madness is better than defeat
Alex Berenson The deceivers
Alan Bradley The grave's a fine & private place
Steve Cavanagh The plea
Meg Gardiner Into the black nowhere
Simon Kernick The bone field
John Lescroart Poison
Jason Matthews The Kremlin's candidate
Nicolas Verdan The Greek wall
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir The legacy

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Iain M. Banks Excession
Nnedi Okorafor Binti

Short Stories
Jacob M. Appel The amazing Mr. Morality Fic Appel

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Roma Agrawal Built: the hidden stories behind our structures 624.1 A277
Gary Rogowski Handmade: creative focus in the age of distraction 684.1 R735

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Jennifer Otter Bickerdike Why vinyl matters 780.266 B583

Biography & Genealogy
Bruce A. Castleman Knickerbocker commodore: the life & times of John Drake Sloat, 1781-1867 92 S634

Business & Economics
Jan Cienski Start-up Poland: the people who transformed an economy 338.092 C569
Morten T. Hansen Great at work: how top performers do less, work better & achieve more 650.1 H24

Chess
Nikola Sedlak Winning with the modern London system: part two 794.1 S449

Food & Drink
Jessica Easto Craft coffee: a manual: brewing a better cup at home 641.877 E138
Marcus Samuelsson The soul of a new cuisine: a discovery of the foods & flavors of Africa 641.596 S193
Jamie Schler Orange appeal: savory & sweet 641.643 S341

Health & Medicine
Ali Kerr The bulimia help method: a revolutionary new approach that works 616.8526 K411
Martha C. Nussbaum Aging thoughtfully: conversations about retirement, romance, wrinkles & regret 613.0438 N975
Elaine Wyllie Cleveland Clinic guide to epilepsy: essential reading for families 616.853 W983

History
Elisabeth Åsbrink 1947: where now begins 909.824 A799
Omer Bartov Anatomy of a genocide: the life & death of a town called Buczacz 947.7 B293
Don Jordan The king's city: a history of London during the Restoration: the city that transformed a nation 941.066 J821
Mark Kurlansky 1968: the year that rocked the world 909.826 K968
Tilar J. Mazzeo Irena's children: the extraordinary story of the woman who saved 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto 940.5318 M477
Geoffrey B. Robinso The killing season: a history of the Indonesian massacres, 1965-66 959.8 R658
Steve Coll Directorate S: the C.I.A. & America's secret wars in Afghanistan & Pakistan 958.104 C697
Kendra Taira Field Growing up with the country family, race & nation after the civil war 976.6 F453
Robin Waterfield Creators, conquerors & citizens: a history of ancient Greece 938 W325

Law
Stephen Fishman Tax guide for short-term rentals: Airbnb, HomeAway, VRBO & more 343.7306 F537t

Literature & Writing
Kathryn Harkup Making the monster: the science behind Mary Shelley's Frankenstein 823.7 H282
Stephanie Stokes Oliver (editor) Black ink: literary legends on the peril, power & pleasure of reading & writing 808.84 O484
Maggie Smith Good bones 811.6 S642
Warren Kinckle Ransoming pagan babies: the selected writings of Warren Hinckle 818.54 H659
George Hutchinson Facing the abyss: American literature & culture in the 1940s 810.9 H975

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Johnny Ball Wonders beyond numbers: a brief history of all things mathematical 510.9 B187

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Donald S. Lopez (editor) Buddhist scriptures 294.38 B927
Everything is light: the great explanatory Dzogchen Tantra Thig le kun gsal chen po'i rgyud: the circle of total illumination 294.34 E936
Martin Goodman A history of Judaism 296.09 G653

Politics & Government
Lanny J. Davis The unmaking of the president 2016: how FBI Director James Comey cost Hillary Clinton the presidency 324.973 D261

Reference
J.K. Lasser's your income tax 2018 336.24 J11
The EY tax guide 2018 343.052 E714
Barbara Weltman J.K. Lasser's 1001 deductions & tax breaks 2018: your complete guide to everything deductible 343.7305 J11
Barbara Weltman J.K. Lasser's small business taxes 2018: your complete guide to a better bottom line 343.7306 J11

Social Sciences & Current Events
Ben Austen High-risers: Cabrini-Green & the fate of American public housing 363.5 A933
Erin Banco Pipe dreams: the plundering of Iraq's oil wealth 338.2 B213
David Giffels Furnishing eternity: a father, a son, a coffin & a measure of life 306.874 G457
Yukon Huang Cracking the China conundrum: why conventional economic wisdom is wrong 330.951 H874
Andrew Keen How to fix the future 303.48 K264
Charles C. Mann The wizard & the prophet: two remarkable scientists & their dueling visions to shape tomorrow's world 363.7 M281
Robert B. Reich Economics in wonderland: a cartoon guide to a political world gone mad & mean 330.973 R347e
Benn Steil The Marshall Plan: dawn of the Cold War 338.91 S818

Sports & Games
Bill Heavey Should the tent be burning like that?: a professional amateur's guide to the outdoors 796.5 H442

Travel & Geography
Eyewitness Las Vegas 917.931 E975
Fodor's Florida Keys 917.594 F653
Fodor's San Diego 917.9498 F653
Fodor's Vancouver & Victoria 917.11 F653
Lonely Planet Morocco 916.4 L847
Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona 917.91 M818p
Anne Vipond Alaska by cruise ship: the complete guide to cruising Alaska 917.98 V812

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS
Fiction
Bill Richardson The alphabet thief Child Richardson

Nonfiction
Dave Eggers Her right foot Child 974.71 E295
Annette Bay Pimentel Girl running: Bobbi Gibb & the Boston Marathon Child 92 G437
Tanya Lee Stone Ada & the computer: how Ada Lovelace imagined computers 100 years before they existed! Child 92 L898

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AUDIOBOOKS
Fiction
John Lescroart Poison CD Fic Lescroart

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DVDs
Action & Adventure
Dunkirk

Comedy
Paris when it sizzles

Drama
Dickensian

Musicals
Deep in my heart

Nonfiction
Last train home = Gui tu lie che DVD 331.12 L349

BOOKS

FICTION
César Aira The little Buddhist monk ; &, The proof
Amy Bloom White houses
Akwaeke Emezi Freshwater
Paul Goldberg The Chateau
Lindsey Lee Johnson The most dangerous place on earth
Meghan Kenny The driest season
Ryan McIlvain The radicals
Moriel Rothman-Zecher Sadness is a white bird
Ana Simo Heartland
Bram Stoker Dracula
Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi Call me Zebra
Willy Vlautin...

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