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Readers Nook

by
Cherilyn Banson

BOOKS

FICTION
Jane Allen I lost my girlish laughter
Talia Hibbert Get a life, Chloe Brown
Shannon Pufahl On swift horses
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton The revisioners
Robin Robertson The long take, or, A way to lose more slowly
Kevin Wilson Nothing to see here

Historical Fiction
Andrew Miller Now we shall be entirely free
Cressida Connolly After the party

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Donna Andrews Owl be home for Christmas
Ken Bruen Galway girl
Piero Chiara The bishop's bedroom
Michael Gilbert Death has deep roots
Michael Jecks The dead don't wait
Lisa Jewell The family upstairs
Joseph Kanon The accomplice
Catriona McPherson A step so grave
Steven Pressfield 36 righteous men
Martin Cruz Smith The Siberian dilemma

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Erin Morgenstern The starless sea

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Fabien Nury Once upon a time in France 741.5 N974o comics
Lewis Trondheim Maggy Garrisson 741.5 T753 comics

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NONFICTION

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Christopher Domin Powerhouse: the life & work of Judith Chafee 720.92 C346
Knit blankets: 25 colorful & cozy throws 746.43 K749
Susan Laxton Surrealism at play 709.04 L45
The Peanuts papers: writers & cartoonists on Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the gang & the meaning of life 741.5 P358pe
Vogue x music 779.2 V869
Melanie Falick Making a life: working by hand & discovering the life you are meant to live 745.5 F69

Business & Economics
Marc Benioff Trailblazer: the power of business as the greatest platform for change 658.4 B467t
Stephen A. Schwarzman What it takes: lessons in the pursuit of excellence 658.4 S969
Gregory Zuckerman The man who solved the market: how Jim Simons launched the quaint revolution 332.6 S571
Robert Greifeld Market mover: lessons from a decade of change at Nasdaq 332.64 G862
Melanie A. Katzman Connect first: 52 simple ways to ignite success, meaning & joy at work 650.13 K159
Charles Schwab Invested: changing forever the way Americans invest 332.6 S91

Computer Science
Tee Morris Twitch for dummies 006.78 T926
Vinay Trivedi How to speak tech: the non-techie's guide to key technology concepts 004 T739
Paul McFedries Alexa 006.3 M143

Food & Drink
Carolyn Jung East Bay cooks: signature recipes from the best restaurants, bars & bakeries 641.5979 J954
Women on food 641.5092 W842

Health & Medicine
Susannah Cahalan The great pretender: the undercover mission that changed our understanding of madness 616.89 C132g

History
Peter Finn A guest of the Reich: the story of American heiress Gertrude Legendre's dramatic captivity & escape from Nazi Germany 940.54 L523
John Howard Griffin Black like me: the definitive Griffin estate edition, corrected from original manuscripts 975 G875
Mary M. Lane Hitler's last hostages: looted art & the soul of the Third Reich 940.5318 L24
Donald L. Miller Vicksburg: Grant's campaign that broke the Confederacy 973.7344 M64
Christina Riggs Photographing Tutankhamun: archaeology, ancient Egypt & the archive 932 R448
Olivier Wieviorka The resistance in Western Europe 1940-1945 940.534 W652r
Orlando Figes The Europeans: three lives & the making of a cosmopolitan culture 940.28 F471
Matthew Lockwood To begin the world over again: how the American Revolution devastated the globe 973.31 L814
Michele Shover California standoff: miners, Indians & farmers at war, 1850-1860 979.432 S826
David J. Silverman This land is their land: the Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony & the troubled history of Thanksgiving 974.4 S395
Camilla Townsend Fifth sun: a new history of the Aztecs 972 T663

Languages & Linguistics
William Lutz Doublespeak: from "revenue enhancement" to "terminal living": how government, business, advertisers & others use language to deceive you 427.973 L978

Law
David M. Steingold Nolo's guide to single-member LLCs: how to form & run your single-member limited liability company 346.7306 S356

Literature & Writing
Have you seen this man?: the Castro poems of Karl Tierney 811.54 T444
Toni Morrison Goodness & the literary imagination: Harvard Divinity School's 95th Ingersoll Lecture: with essays on Morrison's moral & religious vision 813.54 M878
Kurt Vonnegut Pity the reader: on writing with style 808.3 V94

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Annie Dillard Pilgrim at Tinker Creek 508 D57

Performing Arts & Music
Booker T. Jones Time is tight: my life, note by note 780.92 B644
Ali Wong Dear girls: intimate tales, untold secrets & advice for living your best life 792.092 W846

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ The case of the animals versus man before the King of the Jinn: a translation from the Epistles of the brethren of purity 181.07 I4

Social Sciences & Current Events
Andrea Long Chu Females 305.4 C470
Gail Collins No stopping us now: the adventures of older women in American history 305.26 C71
Steven Goldstein The turn-on: how the powerful make us like them--from Washington to Wall Street to Hollywood 302 G578
Benny Morris The thirty-year genocide: Turkey's destruction of its Christian minorities, 1894-1924 364.151 M869
Alvin Orloff Disasterama!: adventures in the queer underground, 1977-1997 306.76 O55
Axton Betz-Hamilton The less people know about us: a mystery of betrayal, family secrets & stolen identity 364.163 B466
Graeme Edwards Cybercrime investigators handbook 363.25 E951

Travel & Geography
Elaine Sciolino The Seine: the river that made Paris 914.434 S417

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DVDs

Drama
MI-5. Volume 1

Nonfiction
Mickey Gilley Mickey Gilley in concert DVD 780.92 G413

BOOKS

FICTION
Jane Allen I lost my girlish laughter
Talia Hibbert Get a life, Chloe Brown
Shannon Pufahl On swift horses
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton The revisioners
Robin Robertson The long take, or, A way to lose more slowly
Kevin Wilson Nothing to see here

Historical Fiction
Andrew Miller Now we shall be entirely free
Cressida Connolly After the party

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Donna Andrews Owl be home for Christmas
Ken Bruen Galway girl...

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by
Cherilyn Banson

BOOKS

FICTION
André Aciman Find me
Marcy Dermansky Very nice
Liz Nugent Unraveling Oliver
Ocean Vuong On Earth we're briefly gorgeous

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Lisa Black Let justice descend
Hallie Ephron You'll never know, dear
Theodora Goss The sinister mystery of the mesmerizing girl
John Grisham The guardians
Luke Jennings Killing Eve: Codename Villanelle
Luke Jennings Killing Eve: No tomorrow
Siri Mitchell State of lies
Lee Child Blue moon
John Connolly A book of bones
Anthony Horowitz The sentence is death
Victoria Laurie Coached to death

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
K. Eason How Rory Thorne destroyed the multiverse
Philip Pullman The book of dust #2: The secret commonwealth

Short Stories
McSweeney's 57 SS M175 no. 57
Zadie Smith Grand union Fic Smith

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Don Hertzfeldt The end of the world 741.5 H444 comics

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NONFICTION

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Omar Sosa (editor) The world of Apartamento 747 W893
Nathalia Holt The queens of animation: the untold story of the women who transformed the world of Disney & made cinematic history 741.58 H758
Susan Huxley Crocheted sweaters: simple stitches, great designs 746.43 H982
Rebecca Kaplan (editor) Architectural Digest at 100: a century of style 724.6 A673
Fiona MacCarthy Gropius: the man who built the Bauhaus 720.92 G87m
Matter + spirit: Stephen De Staebler 730.92 D473

Business & Economics
Stephen Few Show me the numbers: designing tables & graphs to enlighten 658.45 F436
Dona M. Wong The Wall Street journal guide to information graphics: the dos & don'ts of presenting data, facts & figures 658.45 W846
Rupal J. Bhansali Non-consensus investing: achieving low risks & high returns 332.6 B469
George Soros In defense of open society 332.092 S71i

Chess
Graham Burgess The mammoth book of the world's greatest chess games 794.1 B899 2004
ChessBase magazine # 159 794.12 C52 no. 159
ChessBase magazine # 160 794.12 C52 no. 160
ChessBase magazine # 161 794.12 C52 no. 161
ChessBase magazine # 163 794.12 C52 no. 163

Computer Science
Martine Dowden Approachable accessibility: planning for success 025.04 D752
Tom Taulli Artificial intelligence basics: a non-technical introduction 006.3 T22

Food & Drink
Monika Trobits Bay Area coffee: a stimulating history 641.3373 T843

History
H.W. Brands Dreams of El Dorado: a history of the American West 978.02 B819
Mark Logue The King's war: the friendship of George VI & Lionel Logue during World War II 941.084 L832k

Literature & Writing
Eve Babitz I used to be charming: the rest of Eve Babitz 814.54 B117
Jackie Sibblies Drury Fairview: a play 812.6 D845
Catherine Flynn James Joyce & the matter of Paris 823 J89fL
Jon Krakauer Classic Krakauer: essays on wilderness & risk 814.54 K89
Daniel Mendelsohn Ecstasy & terror: from the Greeks to Game of thrones 801.95 M537
D. J. Taylor On nineteen eighty-four: a biography 823 O79t
Myles Byrne The wicked wit of Ireland 828 B996

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Dr. Carin Bondar Wild moms: motherhood in the animal kingdom 591.56 B640

Performing Arts & Music
William J. Mann The contender: the story of Marlon Brando 792.092 B819ma
Rihanna Rihanna 780.92 R449 oversize

Politics & Government
Amaryllis Fox Life undercover: coming of age in the CIA 327.12 F830

Social Sciences & Current Events
Jodi Kantor She said: breaking the sexual harassment story that helped ignite a movement 364.153 K139
Lilly Dancyger (editor) Burn it down: women writing about anger 305.42 B93
BJ Miller A beginner's guide to the end: practical advice for living life & facing death 306.9 M612
Caitlin Zaloom Indebted: how families make college work at any cost 378.3 Z143

Travel & Geography
Isabella Bird: a photographic journal of travels through China 1894-1896 915.1 B622

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AUDIOBOOKS
Fiction
Elizabeth Strout Olive, again CD Fic Strout

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DVDs

Classics
American madness
Fury
The petrified forest
The Life of Emile Zola

Comedy
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

Drama
Parade's end

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Star wars, the last jedi

BOOKS

FICTION
André Aciman Find me
Marcy Dermansky Very nice
Liz Nugent Unraveling Oliver
Ocean Vuong On Earth we're briefly gorgeous

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Lisa Black Let justice descend
Hallie Ephron You'll never know, dear
Theodora Goss The sinister mystery of the mesmerizing girl
John Grisham The guardians
Luke Jennings Killing Eve: Codename Villanelle
Luke Jennings Killing Eve: No tomorrow
Siri Mitchell...

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by
Cherilyn Banson

BOOKS

FICTION
Jami Attenberg All this could be yours
Steph Cha Your house will pay
Jokha Alharthi Celestial bodies
Alan Kaufman The Berlin woman
Deborah Levy The man who saw everything
Edna O'Brien Girl
Christina Lauren Twice in a blue moon
Elizabeth Strout Olive, again

Historical Fiction
Janet Fitch Chimes of a lost cathedral

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Nelson DeMille The deserter
Elizabeth Hand Curious toys
Catriona McPherson Strangers at the gate
Nicholas Meyer The adventure of the peculiar protocols: adapted from the journals of John H. Watson, M.D.
Sherry Thomas The art of theft
Stuart Woods Stealth
Jean-Luc Bannalec Murder on Brittany shores
Jean-Luc Bannalec The Fleur de Sel murders
Michael Connelly The night fire
John le Carré Agent running in the field
Charles Todd A cruel deception

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Landis Blair The envious siblings: & other morbid nursery rhymes 741.5 B575 comics
Warren Ellis Cemetery Beach 741.5 E591 comics
Neil Gaiman Snow, glass, apples 741.5 G14sn comics
Simon Hanselmann Bad gateway 741.5 H2493b comics

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Edmund Morris Edison 620.92 E24m

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Jemima Bicknell Art deco knits: creating a hand-knit wardrobe inspired by the 1920s-1930s 746.43 B473
Jools Gilson (editor) Textiles, community & controversy: The knitting map 746.09 T314

Books, Reading, Publishing, Journalism, Library & Information Science
Publication manual of the American Psychological Association: the official guide to APA style 808.066 P976

Business & Economics
Josh Levine Great Mondays: how to design a company culture employees love 658.312 L665
Sarah Milov The cigarette: a political history 338.4767 M637

Chess
Lorin D'Costa The Queen's Indian, move by move 794.1225 E12 D277

Food & Drink
Martha Rose Shulman Maangchi's big book of Korean cooking: from everyday meals to celebration cuisine 641.5951 M111s
Meredith Erickson Alpine cooking: recipes & stories from Europe's grand mountaintops 641.5949 E441

Literature & Writing
Joanna Howard Rerun era, or, The dislocations 813 H831

Performing Arts & Music
Jeff Abraham The show won't go on: the most shocking, bizarre & historic deaths of performers onstage 791.092 A15

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Gary Gach Pause breathe smile: awakening mindfulness when meditation is not enough 294.3 G121

Politics & Government
Dorothy Roberts Killing the black body: race, reproduction & the meaning of liberty 304.666 R643
Emmanuel Saez The triumph of injustice: how the rich dodge taxes & how to make them pay 336.24 S127
James B. Stewart Deep state: Trump, the FBI & the rule of law 363.25 S849
Tim Alberta American carnage: on the front lines of the Republican civil war & the rise of President Trump 324.273 A143
Robert Spalding Stealth war: how China took over while America's elite slept 327.73 S18

Social Sciences & Current Events
Fatima Bhutto New kings of the world: dispatches from Bollywood, dizi & K-pop 306.095 B469
Reni Eddo-Lodge Why I'm no longer talking to white people about race 305.8 E23
Thomas Maier Mafia spies: the inside story of the CIA, gangsters, JFK & Castro 364.106 M281

Travel & Geography
Andrew Doughty Oahu revealed: the ultimate guide to Honolulu, Waikiki & beyond 919.693 O11
Fodor's Las Vegas 917.931 F65

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EBOOKS
Jeffrey Archer Nothing ventured
Leigh Bardugo Ninth house
Dave Barry A field guide to the Jewish people: ...
Kevin Barry Night Boat to Tangier
Bill Bryson The body: a guide for occupants
Erin Carlson Queen Meryl: the iconic roles, heroic deeds & legendary life of Meryl Streep
Flynn Coleman A Human Algorithm: how artificial intelligence is redefining who we are
Clive Cussler The Titanic secret
Marie Forleo Everything is figureoutable
Holly George-Warren Janis : her life & music
Garrett M. Graff The only plane in the sky: an oral history of 9/11
Alexandra Jacobs Still here: the madcap, nervy, singular life of Elaine Stritch
Craig Johnson Land of wolves
László Krasznahorkai Baron Wenckheim's homecoming
William Kent Krueger This tender land
Hervé Le Corre After the War
Attica Locke Heaven, my home
Svetlana Lokhova The spy who changed history: the untold story of how the Soviet Union stole America's top secrets
Rachel Maddow Blowout
Nicholas Meyer The adventure of the peculiar protocols: adapted from the journals of John H. Watson, M.D.
Melanie Mitchell Artificial intelligence: a guide for thinking humans
Edmund Morris Edison
Ann Patchett The Dutch house
James Patterson Killer instinct
Anne Perry Death in focus
Lara Prescott The secrets we kept
Marc Randolph That will never work: the birth of Netflix & the amazing life of an idea
J. D. Robb Vendetta in death
Salman Rushdie Quichotte
Aarti Namdev Shahani Here we are: American dreams, American nightmares
Zadie Smith Grand union
Roel Sterckx Ways of heaven: an introduction to Chinese thought
Maia Toll The illustrated bestiary: guidance & rituals from 36 inspiring animals
Jacqueline Woodson Red at the bone
Clive Wynne Dog is love: why & how your dog loves you

BOOKS

FICTION
Jami Attenberg All this could be yours
Steph Cha Your house will pay
Jokha Alharthi Celestial bodies
Alan Kaufman The Berlin woman
Deborah Levy The man who saw everything
Edna O'Brien Girl
Christina Lauren Twice in a blue moon
Elizabeth Strout Olive, again

Historical Fiction
Janet Fitch Chimes of a lost cathedral

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Nelson DeMille The deserter
Elizabeth Hand...

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by
Cherilyn Banson

BOOKS

FICTION
Leigh Bardugo Ninth house
Jojo Moyes The giver of stars

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Deborah Crombie A bitter feast

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NONFICTION

Business & Economics
Steven Conn Nothing succeeds like failure: the sad history of American business schools 370.973 C752

Chess
William Hartston (editor) The super clash: SWIFT 794.157 S959
US Chess Federation's official rules of chess 794.1 U58 2019

Computer Science
Bill Chambers Spark: the definitive guide: big data processing made simple 006.312 C444
Sandy Ryza Advanced analytics with Spark: patterns for learning from data at scale 006.312 R998

Law
Anthony Mancuso Form your own limited liability company 346.7306 M269f

Literature & Writing
Ana Božičević Joy of missing out 811.6 B67
Mireya S. Vela Vestiges of courage: collected essays 814 V432

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Steven Elkinton A grand experiment: the National Trails System at 50 581.78 E439

Politics & Government
Ronan Farrow Catch & kill: lies, spies & a conspiracy to protect predators 331.4 F246
Matthew Sweet Operation Chaos: the Vietnam deserters who fought the CIA, the brainwashers & themselves 327.12 S974

Travel & Geography
Fodor's California 917.94 F65
Fodor's essential India 915.4 F65es
Fodor's essential Japan 915.2 F65
Fodor's inside Berlin 914.315 F65

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AUDIOBOOKS

Nonfiction
James Poniewozik Audience of one: Donald Trump, television & the fracturing of America CD 324.73 P774

BOOKS

FICTION
Leigh Bardugo Ninth house
Jojo Moyes The giver of stars

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Deborah Crombie A bitter feast

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NONFICTION

Business & Economics
Steven Conn Nothing succeeds like failure: the sad history of American business schools 370.973 C752

Chess
William Hartston (editor) The super clash: SWIFT 794.157 S959
US Chess Federation's official rules of chess 794.1 U58 2019

Computer Science
Bill Chambers Spark: the definitive guide: big data processing made simple 006.312 C444
Sandy Ryza...

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Cherilyn Banson

BOOKS

Historical Fiction
Jon Clinch Marley

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Kate Racculia Tuesday Mooney talks to ghosts: an adventure
Mike Ripley Mr Campion's visit

Short Stories
John Freeman (editor) Freeman's California SS F877c

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Abigail Booth The wild dyer: a maker's guide to natural dyes with projects to create & stitch 667.3 B644
Jane Eastoe Vintage roses: beautiful varieties for home & garden 635.9337 E434
Clara Parkes Vanishing fleece: adventures in American wool 677.31 P245

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Jeff Goins Real artists don't starve: timeless strategies for thriving in the new creative age 709.05 G615
Paul Hendrickson Plagued by fire: the dreams & furies of Frank Lloyd Wright 720.92 W94he

Biography & Genealogy
Claire Tomalin A life of my own 92 T59

Business & Economics
Jean Chatzky Women with money: the judgment-free guide to creating the joyful, less stressed, purposeful (and, yes, rich) life you deserve 332.024 C49w
Raymond Fong Growth hacking 658.11 F674
Robert J. Shiller Narrative economics: how stories go viral & drive major economic events 330 S556n
Rachel Maddow Blowout: corrupted democracy, rogue state Russia & the richest, most destructive industry on Earth 338.2728 M179

Chess
Garry Kasparov Deep thinking: where machine intelligence ends & human creativity begins 794.102 K197
Alexey Bezgodov The art of the Tarrasch Defence: strategies, techniques & surprising ideas 794.1225 D32 B574

Food & Drink
Cal Peternell Almonds, anchovies, + pancetta: a vegetarian cookbook, kind of 641.5 P479a

Health & Medicine
John M. Poothullil Diabetes, the real cause & the right cure: 8 steps to reverse your diabetes in 8 weeks 616.462 P799

History
Niall Ferguson Empire: how Britain made the modern world 909.097 F35e
Carolyn Forché What you have heard is true: a memoir of witness & resistance 972.8405 F698
George P. Shultz Thinking about the future 327.73 S562
Tamim Ansary The invention of yesterday: a 50,000-year history of human culture, conflict & connection 909 A617
Shrabani Basu Victoria & Abdul: the true story of the queen's closest confidant 941.081 V645b
Gabriel Kuhn Life under the Jolly Roger: reflections on golden age piracy 910.453 K955
Kelcey Wilson-Lee Daughters of chivalry: the forgotten princesses of King Edward Longshanks 942.03 W695

Home & Family Management
Leah Koenig The Jewish cookbook 641.5676 K781

Law
Corey Robin The enigma of Clarence Thomas 340.9 T45r

Literature & Writing
Tiffany Midge Bury my heart at Chuck E. Cheese's 818.608 M629
Karen Hones (editor) Voices from the E Pod: women's writings from San Francisco County Jail #8 811.6 V870

Performing Arts & Music
Jerome Robbins, by himself: selections from his letters, journals, drawings, photographs & an unfinished memoir 792.8 R634

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Deepak Chopra Metahuman: unleashing your infinite potential 204.4 C549m
Richard Dawkins Outgrowing God: a beginner's guide 211.8 D57o

Politics & Government
Henry A. Giroux The terror of the unforeseen 320.53 G528

Social Sciences & Current Events
Amy M. Eisenstein 50 asks in 50 weeks: a guide to better fundraising for your small development shop 361.7 E84
Tales of the San Francisco Cacophany Society 306.1 T143
Flynn Coleman A human algorithm: how artificial intelligence is redefining who we are 303.4834 C677
Jason Hackworth Manufacturing decline: how racism & the conservative movement crush the American rust belt 307.76 H116
Christopher Ryan Civilized to death: the price of progress 303.44 R988c

BOOKS

Historical Fiction
Jon Clinch Marley

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Kate Racculia Tuesday Mooney talks to ghosts: an adventure
Mike Ripley Mr Campion's visit

Short Stories
John Freeman (editor) Freeman's California SS F877c

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Abigail Booth The wild dyer: a maker's guide to natural dyes with projects to create & stitch 667.3 B644
Jane Eastoe Vintage roses: beautiful varieties for home & garden 635.9337 E434
Clara Parkes Vanishing fleece: adventures in American wool 677.31 P245

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For all our true crime readers we have six new titles we acquired in the last couple months that you may enjoy. (Click on a title below to place a hold). 

The ghosts of Eden Park : the bootleg king, the women who pursued him, and the murder that shocked jazz- age America / Karen Abbott.

  • In the early days of Prohibition, long before Al Capone became a household name, a German immigrant named George Remus quits practicing law and starts trafficking whiskey. Within two years he's a multi-millionaire. The press calls him King of the Bootleggers," writing breathless stories about the Gatsby-esque events he and his glamorous second wife, Imogene, host at their Cincinnati mansion, with party favors ranging from diamond jewelry for the men to brand-new Pontiacs for the women. By the summer of 1921, Remus owns 35 percent of all the liquor in the United States. Pioneering prosecutor Mabel Walker Willebrandt is determined to bring him down. Willebrandt's bosses at the U.S. Attorney's office hired her right out of law school, assuming she'd pose no real threat to the cozy relationship they maintain with Remus. Eager to prove them wrong, she dispatches her best investigator, Franklin Dodge, to look into his empire. It's a decision with deadly consequences. -- Provided by publisher.

Know my name : a memoir / Chanel Miller.

  • Not a typical true crime book. We include it here because this important book describes a crime and its aftermath. Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting "Emily Doe" on Stanford's campus. Her victim impact statement was posted on BuzzFeed, where it instantly went viral, was translated globally and read on the floor of Congress. It inspired changes in California law and the recall of the judge in the case. Now Miller reclaims her identity to tell her story of trauma, transcendence, and the power of words.She tells of her struggles with isolation and shame during the aftermath and the trial, reveals the oppression victims face in even the best-case scenarios, and illuminates a culture biased to protect perpetrators.

 

My friend Anna : the true story of the fake heiress who conned me and half of New York City / Rachel DeLoache Williams.

  • The From a photo editor at Vanity Fair comes the true account of her friendship with Anna Delvey--a woman posing as a German heiress who conned her out of $62,000--and her quest to obtain justice. 

 

Savage appetites : four true stories of women, crime, and obsession / Rachel Monroe.

  • In this illuminating exploration of women, violence, and obsession, Rachel Monroe interrogates the appeal of true crime through four narratives of fixation. In the 1940s, a bored heiress began creating dollhouse crime scenes depicting murders, suicides, and accidental deaths. Known as the "Mother of Forensic Science," she revolutionized the field of what was then called legal medicine. In the aftermath of the Manson Family murders, a young woman moved into Sharon Tate's guesthouse and, over the next two decades, entwined herself with the Tate family. In the mid-nineties, a landscape architect in Brooklyn fell in love with a convicted murderer, the supposed ringleader of the West Memphis Three, through an intense series of letters. After they married, she devoted her life to getting him freed from death row. And in 2015, a teenager deeply involved in the online fandom for the Columbine killers planned a mass shooting of her own. A combination of personal narrative, reportage, and a sociological examination of violence and media in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Savage appetites is a journey into obsession, scrupulously exploring empathy, justice and the persistent appeal of crime. 

 

Without a prayer : the death of Lucas Leonard and how one church became a cult / Susan Ashline.

  • The horrifying true story of a killing inside the secluded Word of Life Christian Church, a parish-turned-cult in upstate New York. Teenager Lucas Leonard made shocking admissions in front of the altar―he'd practiced witchcraft, conspired to murder his parents, and committed unspeakable crimes. The confessions earned him a brutal beating by a gang of angry church members, including his parents and sister. Lucas was brought to the hospital dead, awakening the sleepy community of Chadwicks, New York, to the horror that had been lurking next door.

 

Moneyland : the inside story of the crooks and kleptocrats who rule the world / Oliver Bullough.

  • Another title atypical of the true crime genre but an important and engaging read nonetheless. From ruined towns on the edge of Siberia, to Bond-villain lairs in London and Manhattan, something has gone wrong. Kleptocracies, governments run by corrupt leaders that prosper at the expense of their people, are on the rise. Investigative journalist Oliver Bullough traveled around the world to find Moneyland--the secret country of the lawless, stateless superrich. (His unsucessful attempt to visit the physical address of a shell company on the island of Nevens reads like a Kafka novel). Learn how the institutions of Europe and the United States have become money-laundering operations, attacking the foundations of many of the world's most stable countries. Meet the kleptocrats. Meet their awful children. And find out how heroic activists around the world are fighting back.

 

(Note: all summaries in this post adeapted from publisher descriptions and/or dust jackets except for Without a prayer, adapted from the Amazon.com summary).

For all our true crime readers we have six new titles we acquired in the last couple months that you may enjoy. (Click on a title below to place a hold). 

The ghosts of Eden Park : the bootleg king, the women who pursued him, and the murder that shocked jazz- age America / Karen Abbott.

  • In the early days of Prohibition, long before Al Capone became a household name, a German immigrant named George Remus quits practicing law and starts trafficking whiskey. Within two years he's a multi-millionaire. The press calls him King of the Bootleggers," writing breathless stories about the Gatsby-esque events he and his glamorous second wife, Imogene, host at their Cincinnati mansion, with party favors ranging from diamond jewelry for the men to brand-new Pontiacs for the women. By the summer of 1921, Remus owns 35 percent of all the liquor in the United States. Pioneering prosecutor Mabel Walker Willebrandt is determined to bring him down. Willebrandt's bosses at the U.S. Attorney's office hired her right out of law school, assuming she'd pose no real threat to the cozy relationship they...
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Cherilyn Banson

BOOKS

FICTION
Carol Anshaw Right after the weather
Taffy Brodesser-Akner Fleishman is in trouble
Pico Iyer Cuba & the night
Ben Lerner The Topeka school
Elif Shafak 10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world
Jeanette Winterson Frankissstein

Historical Fiction
Lynn Cullen The sisters of Summit Avenue
Curdella Forbes A tall history of sugar

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Linwood Barclay Elevator pitch
Stephen Chbosky Imaginary friend
Cassandra Clark Murder at Whitby Abbey
Clive Cussler The Titanic secret
Nicci French The lying room
Jake Hinkson Dry county
Tessa Arlen A death by any other name
Rene Denfeld The butterfly girl
Tess Gerritsen The shape of night
J. A. Jance Sins of the fathers
Raymond Khoury Empire of lies
Joyce Carol Oates Pursuit
John Sandford Bloody genius
P.J. Tracy Ice cold heart

Short Stories
Joe Hill Full throttle
Kate Walbert She was like that

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NONFICTION

Books, Reading, Publishing, Journalism, Library & Information Science
Ronald Weber Dateline--liberated Paris: the Hotel Scribe & the invasion of the press 070.44 W375d

Business & Economics
Rebecca A. Fannin Tech titans of China: how China's tech sector is challenging the world by innovating faster, working harder & going global 338.476 F216

Chess
Kevin J. O'Connell (editor) The Batsford chess yearbook 794.1 B334
Neil McDonald The king's indian attack: move by move 794.1225 A07 M135
Junior Tay The Schliemann defence: move by move 794.1225 C63 T236

Computer Science
Artur Ejsmont Web scalability for startup engineers: tips & techniques for scaling your Web application 006.78 E78

History
Renia Spiegel Renia's diary: a Holocaust journal 940.5318 S43
Guy de la Bédoyère The real lives of Roman Britain 936.2 D331r
Kevin Knauss Benjamin Norton Bugbey: Sacramento's champagne king 979.454 B865k
Steve Sheinkin Most dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg & the secret history of the Vietnam War 959.7 E47sh
Studs Terkel Division Street: America 977.311 T318

Literature & Writing
Jeanne Powell Two seasons: story-poems 811 P882t

Performing Arts & Music
Patti Smith Year of the monkey 780.92 S656y

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Helen Prejean River of fire: my spiritual journey 271.9 P924
Tiffany Shlain 24/6: the power of unplugging one day a week 158.1 S696

Politics & Government
Daron Acemoglu The narrow corridor: states, societies & the fate of liberty 320.01 A173n
Steven M. Wise Though the heavens may fall: the landmark trial that led to the end of human slavery 326 W754

Social Sciences & Current Events
Frank Abagnale The art of the steal: how to protect yourself & your business from fraud--America's #1 crime 364.16 A153a
Chanel Miller Know my name 364.153 M612
Shelly Oria (editor) Indelible in the hippocampus: writings from the me too movement 364.153 I218
Monique Villa Slaves among us 364.15 V711

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS
Fiction
Leslie Jonath Go to sleep, baby girl Child Jonath

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DVDs

Foreign Language
Ash is purest white DVD Chinese

Nonfiction
Amazing grace DVD 782.25 F831
The biggest little farm DVD 630 B483

BOOKS

FICTION
Carol Anshaw Right after the weather
Taffy Brodesser-Akner Fleishman is in trouble
Pico Iyer Cuba & the night
Ben Lerner The Topeka school
Elif Shafak 10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world
Jeanette Winterson Frankissstein

Historical Fiction
Lynn Cullen The sisters of Summit Avenue
Curdella Forbes A tall history of sugar

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Linwood Barclay Elevator pitch
Stephen Chbosky Imaginary friend
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by
Cherilyn Banson

BOOKS

FICTION
Lucy Ellmann Ducks, Newburyport
John Englehardt Bloomland
Jim Tilley Against the wind
Ta-Nehisi Coates The water dancer
Kira Peikoff Mother knows best

Historical Fiction
Edoardo Albinati The Catholic school
Alice Hoffman The world that we knew
Maaza Mengiste The shadow king
Ann Patchett The Dutch house

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Kerry Greenwood The spotted dog
Ira Levin A kiss before dying
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Mycroft & Sherlock: the empty birdcage
Paula Daly Clear my name
Jack Flynn Blood in the water
Kyle Mills Lethal agent

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Yoko Ogawa The memory police

Short Stories
Edwin Frank (editor) The red thread: 20 years of NYRB classics: an anthology SS R312

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
F.C. Ware Rusty Brown 741.5 W267r comics
Frank Santoro Pittsburgh 741.5973 S596 comics
George Takei They called us enemy 940.5317 T139 comics

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NONFICTION

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Peter McGough I've seen the future & I'm not going: AIDS, the art scene & downtown New York in the 1980s 700.92 M177
Sébastien Allard Delacroix 759.4 D33a
Ceci Moss Expanded internet art: twenty-first century artistic practice & the informational milieu 776 M855
Todd Oldham Alexander Girard 747 G441o

Biography & Genealogy
Aleksandar Hemon My parents: an introduction ; This does not belong to you 92 H489m
Bill V. Mullen James Baldwin: living in fire 92 B1813m

Business & Economics
Jeremy Rifkin The Green New Deal: why the fossil fuel civilization will collapse by 2028 & the bold economic plan to save life on earth 333.79 R56g

Computer Science
François Chollet Deep learning with Python 006.3 P99c
Hobson Lane Natural language processing in action: understanding, analyzing & generating text with Python 006.5 L24

Health & Medicine
Caitlin Doughty Will my cat eat my eyeballs?: big questions from tiny mortals about death 616 D732
Anne Boyer The undying: pain, vulnerability, mortality, medicine, art, time, dreams, data, exhaustion, cancer & care 616.994 B791

History
Jim DeFede The day the world came to town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland 971.8 D361
Rafael Medoff The Jews should keep quiet: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise & the Holocaust 940.5318 M469
Roel Sterckx Ways of heaven: an introduction to Chinese thought 951 S454
Howard Zinn Truth has a power of its own: conversations about A people's history 973.072 Z78t
H.W. Crocker The politically incorrect guide to the British empire 909.097 C872

Law
Eric Foner The Second Founding: How the Civil War & Reconstruction Remade the Constitution 342.73 F673s
Peter Charles Hoffer Litigation nation: a cultural history of lawsuits in America 346.7303 H69

Literature & Writing
Elena Ferrante Frantumaglia: a writer's journey 853.9 F411
Leslie Jamison Make it scream, make it burn 814 J325m
Lisa Kröger Monster, she wrote: the women who pioneered horror & speculative fiction 809.9164 K889

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Chad Orzel Breakfast with Einstein: the exotic physics of everyday objects 530 O9b

Performing Arts & Music
Will Birch Cruel to be kind: the life & music of Nick Lowe 780.92 L951b
John Mauceri For the love of music: a conductor's guide to the art of listening 781.1 M441
Dane Shitagi Ballerina project 792.8 S68

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Calm 158.1 C135
Nir Eyal Indistractable: how to control your attention & choose your life 153.733 E13
Rob Walker The art of noticing: 131 ways to spark creativity, find inspiration & discover joy in the everyday 153.7 W151
Liz Plank For the love of men: a new vision for mindful masculinity 155.33 P693
Phil Zuckerman What it means to be moral: why religion is not necessary for living an ethical life 170 Z942

Politics & Government
James Poniewozik Audience of one: Donald Trump, television & the fracturing of America 324.73 P774
Edward Snowden Permanent record 327.12 S674p
Steve Vogel Betrayal in Berlin: the true story of the Cold War's most audacious espionage operation 327.12 V87b

Social Sciences & Current Events
Michael Deibert When the sky fell: Hurricane Maria & the United States in Puerto Rico 363.34 D367
Donna Freitas Consent: a memoir of unwanted attention 364.158 F884
Terry McAuliffe Beyond Charlottesville: taking a stand against white nationalism 305.8 M119
Imani Perry Breathe: a letter to my sons 306.85 P429
Marc Randolph That will never work: the birth of Netflix & the amazing life of an idea 384.55 R159
Paul Tough The years that matter most: how college makes or breaks us 378.1 T722

Sports & Games
Bud Selig For the good of the game: the inside story of the surprising & dramatic transformation of Major League Baseball 796.357 S487

Travel & Geography
Ian Anderson San Diego 917.9498 M818
Carol Bareuther Fodor's U.S. & British Virgin Islands 917.297 F653
Eyewitness Berlin 914.315 E975
Eyewitness Ireland 914.15 E97
Eyewitness Italy 914.5 E975
Eyewitness London 914.21 E975
Eyewitness New York City 917.471 E97
Eyewitness Paris 914.436 E975
EyewitnessRome 914.56 E975
Fodor's Los Angeles 917.9494 F65
Fodor's Napa & Sonoma 917.9418 F65f
Damian Harper Normandy & D-Day beaches road trips 914.42 L847
Irène Lassus-Fuchs 111 tastes of Paris that you shouldn't miss 914.436 L338

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AUDIOBOOKS

Nonfiction
Martyn Whittock Mayflower lives: Pilgrims in a new world & the early American experience CD 974.4 W619

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EBOOKS
Fiction
Saul Austerlitz Generation Friends: an inside look at the show that defined a television era
Richard Crawford Summertime: George Gershwin's life in music
Steve Dahl Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died
Delilah S. Dawson Black spire
Oonagh Duncan Healthy As F*Ck: The Habits You Need to Get Lean, Stay Healthy & Kick Ass at Life
Eric Foner The Second Founding: How the Civil War & Reconstruction Remade the Constitution
Stanley B. Greenberg RIP GOP: how the new America is dooming the Republicans
The Vagina Bible: The Vulva & the Vagina: Separating the Myth from the Medicine/ Jennifer Gunter
Pico Iyer A beginner's guide to Japan: observations & provocations
Ibram X. Kendi How to be an antiracist
Lisa Kröger Monster, she wrote: the women who pioneered horror & speculative fiction
David Lagercrantz The girl who lived twice
Nicholas Lemann Transaction man: the rise of the deal & the decline of the American dream
Daniel Markovits The Meritocracy trap: how America's foundational myth feeds inequality, dismantles the middle class & devours the elite
Jim Mattis Call sign chaos: learning to lead
Rafael Medoff The Jews Should Keep Quiet: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise & the Holocaust
Randall Munroe How to: absurd scientific advice for common real-world problems
Louise Penny. A better man
James Poniewozik Audience of One: Television, Donald Trump & the Politics of Illusion
Eleanor Randolph The Many Lives of Michael Bloomberg: Innovation, Money & Politics
Sue Roe In Montparnasse: the emergence of surrealism in Paris, from Duchamp to Dali
Bud Selig For the good of the game: the inside story of the surprising & dramatic transformation of Major League Baseball
Brad Smith Tools & weapons: the promise & the peril of the digital age
Rebecca Solnit Whose story is this?: essays at the intersection
Danielle Steel The dark side
Ben Westhoff Fentanyl, Inc.: how rogue chemists are creating the deadliest wave of the opioid epidemic
Duncan White Cold warriors: writers who waged the literary cold war

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DVDs

Drama
The public

Foreign Language
Never look away = Werk ohne Autor DVD German

Nonfiction
The gospel according to André DVD 746.92 T149

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CDs
Classical
Giovanni Stefano Carbonelli Sonate da camera nos 1-6 CD Classical Carbonelli

Musicals & Soundtracks
Bruce Springsteen Springsteen on Broadway CD Musicals Springsteen

BOOKS

FICTION
Lucy Ellmann Ducks, Newburyport
John Englehardt Bloomland
Jim Tilley Against the wind
Ta-Nehisi Coates The water dancer
Kira Peikoff Mother knows best

Historical Fiction
Edoardo Albinati The Catholic school
Alice Hoffman The world that we knew
Maaza Mengiste The shadow king
Ann Patchett The Dutch house

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Kerry Greenwood The spotted dog
Ira Levin...

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PIco Iyer has written books that many Mechanics' Institute members have shown they like: our records show his books have had numerous check-outs, in particular his 1991 book about Japan, The lady and the Monk: Four Seasons in Kyoto. Iyer has returned to this subject with his newest work A Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations. Given interest by MI members in Japan and travel, as well as this author's popuarity, we expect this one to be another well-read addition to our collection. Click on this link to place a hold.

British born of Indian parents, Iyer is best known for his writings on culture and philosophy inspired by his extensive travels. He started out in his youth bouncing back and forth several times a year between California, where his parents lived, and England, where he attended college. His early sense of "rootlessness" led him to feel comfortable with being an outsider where he lives despite having lived in Japan for almost 30 years. In addition to his travellogues and philosphical works, he has also published two novels, Cuba and the Night (recently ordered), and the one already in our collection, Abandon: A Romance, which has also proven very popular here. As a consequence of his life-long fascination with Graham Greene, Iyer once ventured into literary criticism with The Man Within My Head in 2012.

Please note: we cannot see who has checked out a given book after a member has returned it and paid the overdue fine (if any). We can only see a total number of times a book has been checked out. 

PIco Iyer has written books that many Mechanics' Institute members have shown they like: our records show his books have had numerous check-outs, in particular his 1991 book about Japan, The lady and the Monk: Four Seasons in Kyoto. Iyer has returned to this subject with his newest work A Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations. Given interest by MI members in Japan and travel, as well as this author's popuarity, we expect this one to be another well-read addition to our collection. Click on this link to place a hold.

British born of Indian parents, Iyer is best known for his writings on culture and philosophy inspired by his extensive travels. He started out in his youth bouncing back and forth several times a year between California, where his parents lived, and England, where he attended college. His early sense of "rootlessness" led him to feel comfortable with being an outsider where he lives despite having lived in Japan for almost 30...

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Cherilyn Banson

BOOKS

FICTION
Tash Aw We, the survivors
Kevin Barry Night boat to Tangier
Jacqueline Woodson Red at the bone
David Baldacci Absolute power
Barbara Taylor Bradford Breaking the rules
Meg Waite Clayton The last train to London
Howard Jacobson Live a little
Judith Michael A tangled web

Historical Fiction
Tracy Chevalier A single thread

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Nevada Barr What Rose forgot
Craig Johnson Land of wolves
Attica Locke Heaven, my home
Annalee Newitz The future of another timeline
Anne Perry Death in focus: an Elena Standish novel
Lisa Unger The stranger inside
David Baldacci One good deed
Martin Edwards Gallows Court
Edwin Hill Little comfort
Edwin Hill The missing ones

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
John L. Apostolou (editor) The best Japanese science fiction stories

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NONFICTION

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Andrew Bolton Alexander McQueen: savage beauty 746.92 M459b

Biography & Genealogy
Roy Morris Jr. Gertrude Stein has arrived: the homecoming of a literary legend 92 S818mo
Eleanor Randolph The many lives of Michael Bloomberg 92 B655r

Books, Reading, Publishing, Journalism, Library & Information Science
Christopher Ingraham If you lived here you'd be home by now: why we traded the commuting life for a little house on the prairie 070.92 I47

Business & Economics
William Dalrymple The anarchy: the relentless rise of the East India Company 654.031 D151
Christopher Ketcham This land: how cowboys, capitalism & corruption are ruining the American West 333.73 K491
Kivi Leroux Miller Calm not busy: how to manage your nonprofit's communications for great results 658.048 L562
Nicholas Lemann Transaction man: the rise of the deal & the decline of the American dream 330.973 L54

Chess
Alexander Alekhine My best games of chess, 1908-1937 794.1 A36ma

Computer Science
Eugene Charniak Introduction to deep learning 006.3 C483
Brenda Jin Designing web APIs: building APIs that developers love 006.7 J564
Mike McGrath Visual basic in easy steps 005.262 M147v
Sam Newman Building microservices: designing fine-grained systems 005.1 N462

Food & Drink
Anthony Bourdain: the last interview & other conversations 641.5 B768L
Adam Leonti Flour lab: an at-home guide to baking with freshly milled grains 641.3 L554

Health & Medicine
Jen Gunter The vagina bible: the vulva & the vagina - separating the myth from the medicine 618.1 G957

History
T.H. Breen The will of the people: the revolutionary birth of America 973.31 B83w
Garrett M. Graff The only plane in the sky: an oral history of 9/11 973.931 G736
Mark Roseman Lives reclaimed: a story of rescue & resistance in Nazi Germany 943.086 R812
Thomas J. Campanella Brooklyn: the once & future city 974.7 C186

Literature & Writing
Benjamin Moser Sontag: her life & work 818 S69m

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Nolen Gertz Nihilism 149.8 G328
Ryan Holiday The obstacle is the way: the timeless art of turning trials into triumph 158 H732
Barbara Natterson-Horowitz Wildhood: the epic journey from adolescence to adulthood in humans & other animals 156 N217

Politics & Government
Harlow Giles Unger Thomas Paine & the clarion call for American independence 320.51092 P15u
Stephen Kinzer Poisoner in chief: Sidney Gottlieb & the CIA search for mind control 327.12 K56p

Social Sciences & Current Events
Malcolm Gladwell Talking to strangers: what we should know about the people we don't know 302 G54t
Chip Jacobs Smogtown: the lung-burning history of pollution in Los Angeles 363.7392 J151
Duffy Jennings Reporter's note book: a San Francisco Chronicle journalist's diary of the shocking seventies 909.827 J541
Daniel Markovits The Meritocracy trap: how America's foundational myth feeds inequality, dismantles the middle class & devours the elite 305.5 M342

Sports & Games
Geoffrey Engelstein Building blocks of tabletop game design: an encyclopedia of mechanisms 794 E329

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DVDs

Nonfiction
Iceland's favourite places DVD 914.912 I15

BOOKS

FICTION
Tash Aw We, the survivors
Kevin Barry Night boat to Tangier
Jacqueline Woodson Red at the bone
David Baldacci Absolute power
Barbara Taylor Bradford Breaking the rules
Meg Waite Clayton The last train to London
Howard Jacobson Live a little
Judith Michael A tangled web

Historical Fiction
Tracy Chevalier A single thread

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Nevada Barr What Rose forgot
Craig Johnson...

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