A Year In Reading

February 2020: Faraway Lands

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Let these books transport you to faraway lands, both fictional and real in our February Year in Reading challenge. 

Farside
Ben Bova
FIC Bov
Snowblind
1976- author Ragnar Jónasson, Quentin Bates
FIC Rag
Have Sword, Will Travel
Garth Nix, Sean Williams
J FIC Nix
Summer House With Swimming Pool [Large Print]
Herman Koch, Sam Garrett
LP FIC Koc
Hazards Of Time Travel [Audiobook] : A Novel
Joyce Carol Oates, Andi Arndt
FIC Oat
The Annotated Hobbit
J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien, Douglas A. (Douglas Allen) Anderson
FIC Tol
High-opp
Frank Herbert, Scott Brick, Inc. Blackstone Audio
FIC Her
The Big Beyond : The Story Of Space Travel
James Carter, Aaron Cushley
E Car
Illuminae
Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
YA FIC Kau
The Broken Crown
Michelle West
FIC Wes
Neverwhere [Audiobook]
Neil Gaiman
FIC Gai
The Chronicles Of Conan. 01, Tower Of The Elephant And Other Stories
Roy Thomas, Barry Windsor-Smith, Robert E. (Robert Ervin) Howard
FIC Tho
Raising Steam : A Discworld Novel
Terry Pratchett
FIC Pra
The Future Of Humanity [Audiobook] : Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, And Our Destiny Beyond Earth
Michio Kaku, Feodor Chin
629.455 Kak
Rediscovering Travel : A Guide For The Globally Curious
Seth Kugel
360.4819 Kug
The Princess Beard
Delilah S. Dawson, Kevin Hearne
FIC Daw
Rooftops Of Tehran
Mahbod Seraji
FIC Ser
Thorn Ogres Of Hagwood
Robin Jarvis
J FIC Jar
Secret Gardens Of Paris
Alexandra d' Arnoux, Bruno de Laubadère, Gilles de Chabaneix
712.6 Arn
Up To This Pointe
Jennifer Longo
YA FIC Lon
Singapore Dream And Other Adventures : Travel Writings From An Asian Journey
Hermann Hesse, Sherab Chödzin
915.9 Hes
Usa By Rail : Plus Canada's Main Routes : The Bradt Travel Guide
John Pitt, publisher Bradt Travel Guides
917.304 Pit 2019

Ben Bova
Description: "The discovery of an Earth-sized planet 30 light years from Earth sparks a race to develop a telescope to create a photographic record of the new world. The far side of the moon, with its "clear" view of space, seems an ideal location, but the project's planners must contend with rivalries from the existing moon colony of Selene. Sent from Earth to assist Dr. Ulrich, director of Angel Observatory, Dr. Trudy Yost immediately becomes involved in the web of politics, sabotage, and physical obstacles that mark life on Farside."--Library Journal.
Call Number: FIC Bov
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 22, 2020
Garth Nix, Sean Williams
Description: Odo is the seventh son of the village miller and he just wants to get away from work for awhile, Eleanor's mother was a soldier, and she yearns for adventure, but it is Odo who finds the magic talking sword named Biter, and thereby instantly becomes a knight--and together they set out on a quest (somewhat reluctantly on Odo's part) to save their kingdom from threats both human and dragon.
Call Number: J FIC Nix
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 22, 2020
Joyce Carol Oates, Andi Arndt
Description: A reckless girl dares to test the perimeters of her tightly controlled future world and is punished by being sent to a region of North America eighty years in the past.
Call Number: FIC Oat
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 22, 2020
Frank Herbert, Scott Brick, Inc. Blackstone Audio
Description: EMASI! Each Man A Separate Individual! That is the rallying cry of the Seps, the resistance force engaged in a class war against the upper tiers of a society driven entirely by opinion polls. Those who score high, the High-Opps, are given plush apartments, comfortable jobs, every possible convenience. But those who happen to be low-opped live crowded in warrens, facing harsh lives and brutal conditions. Daniel Movius, ex-senior liaitor, rides high in the opinion polls--until he loses everything, brushed aside by a very powerful man. Low-opped and abandoned, Movius finds himself fighting for survival in the city's underworld. There, the opinion of the masses is clear: it is time for a revolution against the corrupt superprivileged--and every revolution needs a leader.
Call Number: FIC Her
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 22, 2020
Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Description: "The planet Kerenza is attacked, and Kady and Ezra find themselves on a space fleet fleeing the enemy, while their ship's artificial intelligence system and a deadly plague may be the end of them all"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Kau
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 22, 2020
Neil Gaiman
Description: Richard Mayhew's life is forever changed after he rescues a young girl named Door and finds himself living in a city of monsters, saints, murderers, and angels, and he must help Door on her mission to save this strange underworld kingdom from destruction.
Call Number: FIC Gai
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 22, 2020
Terry Pratchett
Description: "Change is afoot in Ankh-Morpork--Discworld's first steam engine has arrived, and once again Moist von Lipwig finds himself with a new and challenging job"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Pra
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 22, 2020
Seth Kugel
Call Number: 360.4819 Kug
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 22, 2020
Mahbod Seraji
Description: An unforgettable debut novel of young love and growing up in an Iran headed toward revolution. In a middle-class neighborhood of Iran's sprawling capital city, 17-year-old Pasha Shahed spends one perfect, stolen summer with his beautiful neighbor, Zari, until he unwittingly guides the Shah's secret police to their target: Zari's intended. The violent consequences awaken Pasha and his friends to the reality of life under the rule of a powerful despot, and lead Zari to make a shocking choice from which Pasha may never recover.
Call Number: FIC Ser
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 22, 2020
Alexandra d' Arnoux, Bruno de Laubadère, Gilles de Chabaneix
Call Number: 712.6 Arn
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 22, 2020
Hermann Hesse, Sherab Chödzin
Description: "In 1911, Hermann Hesse sailed through southeastern Asian waters on a trip that would define much of his later writing. Hesse brings his unique eye to scenes such as adventures in a rickshaw, watching foreign theater performances, exploring strange floating cities on stilts, and luxuriating in the simple beauty of the lush natural landscape. Even in the doldrums of travel, he records his experience with faithful humor, wit, and sharp observation, offering a broad vision of travel in the early 1900s"--Back cover.
Call Number: 915.9 Hes
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 22, 2020
1976- author Ragnar Jónasson, Quentin Bates
Description: "Siglufjörður: an idyllically quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland, where no one locks their doors -- accessible only via a small mountain tunnel. Ari Thór Arason: a rookie policeman on his first posting, far from his girlfriend in Reykjavik--with a past that he's unable to leave behind. When a young woman is found lying half-naked in the snow, bleeding and unconscious, and a highly esteemed, elderly writer falls to his death in the local theater, Ari is dragged straight into the heart of a community where he can trust no one, and secrets and lies are a way of life. Past plays tag with the present and the claustrophobic tension mounts, while Ari is thrust ever deeper into his own darkness -- blinded by snow, and with a killer on the loose."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Rag
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 22, 2020
Herman Koch, Sam Garrett
Description: It all started the previous summer. Marc, his wife, and their two beautiful teenage daughters agreed to spend a week at the Meier's extravagant summer home on the Mediterranean. Joined by Ralph and his striking wife Judith, her mother, and film director Stanley Forbes and his much younger girlfriend, the large group settles in for days of sunshine, wine tasting, and trips to the beach. But when a violent incident disrupts the idyll, darker motivations are revealed, and suddenly no one can be trusted. As the ultimate holiday soon turns into a nightmare, the circumstances surrounding Ralph's later death begin to reveal the disturbing reality behind that summer's tragedy.
Call Number: LP FIC Koc
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jan 22, 2020
J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien, Douglas A. (Douglas Allen) Anderson
Call Number: FIC Tol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 22, 2020
James Carter, Aaron Cushley
Description: "The mysteries of space have intrigued us since ancient times. Early observers named the constellations as a way to keep track of the starry patterns in the night sky. Through the years, astronomers discovered planets, moons, and many other objects. As technology improved, the dream of physically exploring space became reality, and space shuttles blasted into the world above our heads. Where will we go next?" -- From Amazon.com description.
Call Number: E Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 22, 2020
Michelle West
Description: Treachery threatens the Dominion of Annagar as two power-hungry men--a skilled general and a sorcerer--seek to overthrow the clan of Leonne, whose control over the magic of the sun sword has kept the peace.
Call Number: FIC Wes
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 22, 2020
Roy Thomas, Barry Windsor-Smith, Robert E. (Robert Ervin) Howard
Call Number: FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 22, 2020
Michio Kaku, Feodor Chin
Description: World-renowned physicist and futurist Michio Kaku explores in rich, intimate detail the process by which humanity may gradually move away from the planet and develop a sustainable civilization in outer space.
Call Number: 629.455 Kak
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 22, 2020
Delilah S. Dawson, Kevin Hearne
Description: "Once upon a time a princess slept in a magical tower cloaked in thorns and roses, waiting for true love's kiss. Or so her father told her. Instead, she woke up on her own, cut off all that pesky long hair, and used it to escape. But she kept the beard, because it made a great disguise. This is not a story about finding Prince Charming-- it's a story about finding yourself. On a pirate ship. Where you belong. But these are no ordinary pirate misfits aboard The Puffy Peach, serving under Filthy Lucre, the one-eyed parrot pirate captain. First there's Vic, a swole and misogynistic centaur on a mission to expunge himself of the magic that causes him to conjure tea and dainty cupcakes when confronted. Then there's Tempest, who's determined to become the first dryad lawyer-- preferably before she takes her ultimate form as a man-eating tree. They're joined by Alobartolus, an awkward and unelfly elf who longs to meet his hero, the Sn'archivist who is said to take diction directly from the gods of Pell. Throw in some mystery meat and a dastardly capitalist plot, and you've got one Pell of an adventure on the high seas!"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Daw
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 22, 2020
Robin Jarvis
Description: The werlings, a peaceful group of forgotten forest creatures whose only magic is the ability to change shapes, are unwittingly drawn into the search for a valuable item stolen from an evil queen many years before.
Call Number: J FIC Jar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 22, 2020
Jennifer Longo
Description: Devastated when her dream of becoming a professional ballerina falls through, seventeen-year-old Harper Scott takes a job as a research assistant, wintering over at McMurdo, a U.S. science station at the tip of Antarctica where, for the first time, she considers other possible futures.
Call Number: YA FIC Lon
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 22, 2020
John Pitt, publisher Bradt Travel Guides
Call Number: 917.304 Pit 2019
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 22, 2020
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January 2020 - Animals = Love!

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Year in Reading 2020 is an online only reading challenge for ages 12 to adult. Explore all that the Great River Regional Library has to offer in this year-long challenge as you explore a new topic each month with activities that help you learn and expand your mind. Who knows, you may find a few new favorites! Register and log at https://griver.beanstack.org/ or on the free Beanstack Tracker app. Learn more about Beanstack.

All Creatures Great And Small
James Herriot
636.089 Her
Spill Simmer Falter Wither
Sara Baume
FIC Bau
Are We Smart Enough To Know How Smart Animals Are?
F. B. M. de (Frans B. M.) Waal
591.513 Waa
The Animal Dialogues : Uncommon Encounters In The Wild
Craig Childs
590 Chi
Dewey : The Small-town Library Cat Who Touched The World
Vicki Myron, Bret Witter
636.8 Myr
The Chicken Whisperer's Guide To Keeping Chickens : Everything You Need To Know... And Didn't Know You Needed To Know About Backyard And Urban Chickens
Andy G. Schneider, Brigid McCrea
636.5 Sch 2017
Dogtripping : 25 Rescues, 11 Volunteers, And 3 Rvs On Our Canine Cross-country Adventure
David Rosenfelt
636.7088 Ros
The Hidden World Of The Fox
Adele Brand
599.775 Bra
Enslaved By Ducks
Bob Tarte
636.0887 Tar
The Story Of Edgar Sawtelle [Large Print]
David Wroblewski
LP FIC Wro
H Is For Hawk [Large Print]
Helen Macdonald
LP 598.944 Mac
The Travelling Cat Chronicles [Large Print]
Hiro Arikawa, Philip Gabriel
LP FIC Ari
One Good Dog
Susan Wilson
FIC Wil
The Unexpected Inheritance Of Inspector Chopra
Vaseem Khan
FIC Kha
Redwall [Audiobook]
Brian Jacques
J FIC Jac
Watchers
Dean R. (Dean Ray) Koontz
FIC Koo
Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat : Why It's So Hard To Think Straight About Animals
Hal Herzog
304.27 Her
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Karen Joy Fowler
FIC Fow

James Herriot
Description: An English veterinarian reminisces about his life, career, and animal patients in a small village.
Call Number: 636.089 Her
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 2, 2020
F. B. M. de (Frans B. M.) Waal
Description: What separates your mind from that of an animal? Is it the ability to design tools; a sense of self; or the grasp of past and future? In recent decades these claims have eroded, or even been disproven outright, by a revolution in the study of animal cognition. Waal explores both the scope and the depth of animal intelligence, offering a firsthand account of how science has stood traditional behaviorism on its head by revealing how smart animals really are, and how we've underestimated their abilities for too long.
Call Number: 591.513 Waa
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 2, 2020
Vicki Myron, Bret Witter
Description: The charming story of Dewey Readmore Books, the beloved library cat of Spencer, Iowa.
Call Number: 636.8 Myr
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 2, 2020
David Rosenfelt
Description: David Rosenfelt's "Dogtripping" is an account of his cross-country move from California to Maine, and the beginnings of a dog rescue foundation.
Call Number: 636.7088 Ros
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 2, 2020
Bob Tarte
Call Number: 636.0887 Tar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 2, 2020
Helen Macdonald
Description: "As a child Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer. She learned the arcane terminology and read all the classic books, including T.H. White's tortured masterpiece, The Goshawk, which describes White's struggle to train a hawk as a spiritual contest. When her father dies and she is knocked sideways by grief, she becomes obsessed with the idea of training her own goshawk. She buys Mabel on a Scottish quayside and takes her home to Cambridge. Then she fills the freezer with hawk food and unplugs the phone, ready to embark on the long, strange business of trying to train this wildest of animals"--Dust jacket of a previous printing.
Call Number: LP 598.944 Mac
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jan 2, 2020
Susan Wilson
Description: Adam March is a self-made 'Master of the Universe.' He has it all: the beautiful wife, the high-powered job, the glittering circle of friends. But there is a price to be paid for all these trappings, and the pressure is mounting - until the day Adam makes a fatal mistake. His assistant leaves him a message with three words: your sister called. What no one knows is that Adam's sister has been missing for decades. That she represents the excruciatingly painful past he has left behind. And that her absence has secretly tormented him all these years. When his assistant brushes off his request for an explanation in favor of her more pressing personal call, Adam loses it. And all hell breaks loose. Adam is escorted from the building. He loses his job. He loses his wife. He loses the life he's worked so hard to achieve. He doesn't believe it is possible to sink any lower when he is assigned to work in a soup kitchen as a form of community service. But unbeknownst to Adam, this is where his life will intersect with Chance. Chance is a mixed breed Pit Bull. He's been born and raised to fight and seldom leaves the dirty basement where he is kept between fights. But Chance is not a victim or a monster. It is Chance's unique spirit that helps him escape and puts him in the path of Adam. What transpires is the story of one man, one dog, and how they save each other - in ways they never could have expected.
Call Number: FIC Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 2, 2020
Brian Jacques
Description: The hero of this enthralling tale is Matthias, a young mouse who must rise above his fears and failures to save his friends at Redwall Abbey.
Call Number: J FIC Jac
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 2, 2020
Hal Herzog
Description: "A maverick scientist who co-founded the field of anthrozoology offers a controversial, thought-provoking, and unprecedented exploration of the psychology behind the inconsistent and often paradoxical ways we think, feel, and behave towards animals"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 304.27 Her
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 2, 2020
Sara Baume
Description: "It is springtime, and two outcasts -- a man ignored, even shunned by his village, and the one-eyed dog he takes into his quiet, tightly shuttered life -- find each other, by accident or fate, and forge an unlikely connection. As their friendship grows, their small, seaside town suddenly takes note of them, falsely perceiving menace where there is only mishap; the unlikely duo must take to the road"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bau
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 2, 2020
Craig Childs
Call Number: 590 Chi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 2, 2020
Andy G. Schneider, Brigid McCrea
Description: Are you looking for a great way to reconnect with the earth, the community, and your food sources? Keeping backyard chickens is a fun, simple way to start making this happen, even with limited space in your backyard.
Call Number: 636.5 Sch 2017
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 2, 2020
Adele Brand
Description: The fox. For thousands of years myth and folklore have celebrated its cunning intelligence. Today the red fox is nature's most populous carnivore, its dancing orange tail a common sight in backyards. Yet who is this wild neighbor? How do we negotiate this uneasy new chapter of an ancient relationship? Join Adele Brand on a journey to discover the surprising secrets of the fabled fox, the familiar yet enigmatic creature that has adapted to the human world with astonishing--some say, unsettling--success.
Call Number: 599.775 Bra
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 2, 2020
David Wroblewski
Description: A tale reminiscent of "Hamlet" that also celebrates the alliance between humans and dogs follows speech-disabled Wisconsin youth Edgar, who bonds with three yearling canines and struggles to prove that his sinister uncle is responsible for his father's death.
Call Number: LP FIC Wro
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jan 2, 2020
Hiro Arikawa, Philip Gabriel
Description: "A life-affirming anthem to kindness and self-sacrifice, The Travelling Cat Chronicles shows how the smallest things can provide the greatest joy. We take journeys to explore exotic new places and to return to the comforts of home, to visit old acquaintances and to make new friends. But the most important journey is the one that shows us how to follow our hearts... With simple yet descriptive prose, this novel gives voice to Nana the cat and his owner, Satoru, as they take to the road on a journey with no other purpose than to visit three of Satoru's longtime friends. Or so Nana is led to believe... With his crooked tail--a sign of good fortune--and adventurous spirit, Nana is the perfect companion for the man who took him in as a stray. And as they travel in a silver van across Japan, with its ever-changing scenery and seasons, they will learn the true meaning of courage and gratitude, of loyalty and love"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Ari
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jan 2, 2020
Vaseem Khan
Description: "On the day he retires, Inspector Ashwin Chopra inherits two unexpected mysteries. The first is the case of a drowned boy, whose suspicious death no one seems to want solved. And the second is a baby elephant. As his search for clues takes him across the teeming city of Mumbai, from its grand high rises to its sprawling slums and deep into its murky underworld, Chopra begins to suspect that there may be a great deal more to both his last case and his new ward than he thought. And he soon learns that when the going gets tough, a determined elephant may be exactly what an honest man needs"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Kha
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 2, 2020
Dean R. (Dean Ray) Koontz
Description: Two creatures, the end result of experiments in genetic engineering and enhanced intelligence, escape from a government laboratory and bring either doom or a touching new kind of love to those they encounter.
Call Number: FIC Koo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 2, 2020
Karen Joy Fowler
Description: Coming of age in middle America, eighteen-year-old Rosemary evaluates how her entire youth was defined by the presence and forced removal of an endearing chimpanzee who was secretly regarded as a family member and who Rosemary loved as a sister.
Call Number: FIC Fow
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 2, 2020
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December 2019: Holiday Reads

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The holiday season is here, and with it the desire to curl up with a good book! Here are some of our choice reads for holiday themed books. 

A Holiday Yarn : A Seaside Knitters Mystery
Sally Goldenbaum
FIC Gol
New Year's Eve Thieves
Ron Roy, John Steven Gurney
J FIC Roy
Baking All Year Round : Holidays & Special Occasions
Rosanna Pansino
641.86 Pan
Out Of The Frying Pan, Into The Choir : A Ruby, The Rabbi's Wife Mystery
Sharon Kahn
FIC Kah
Bringing In The New Year
Grace Lin
E Lin
Resorting To Murder : Holiday Mysteries
Martin Edwards, Martin Edwards, Arthur Conan Doyle, E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung, Arnold Bennett
FIC Res
Fortune's Christmas Baby
Tara Taylor Quinn
FIC Qui
Santa Cruise : A Holiday Mystery At Sea
Mary Higgins Clark, Carol Higgins Clark
FIC Cla
Four Sides, Eight Nights : A New Spin On Hanukkah
Rebecca Tova Ben-Zvi, Susanna Natti
J 296.4 Ben
Slappy New Year
R. L Stine
J FIC Sti
Handmade Holiday Homicide : A Kiki Lowenstein Mystery
Joanna Campbell Slan
FIC Sla
The Berenstain Bears' Holiday Cookbook : Cub-friendly Cooking With An Adult
Mike Berenstain
J 641.568 Ber
How To Celebrate Everything : Recipes And Rituals For Birthdays, Holidays, Family Dinners, And Every Day In Between
Jenny Rosenstrach, Victoria Granof
641.568 Ros
The Best Eid Ever
Asma Mobin-Uddin, Laura Jacobsen
E Mob
If The Fates Allow : An Lgbtq Holiday Anthology
Annie Harper, Killian B. Gracious Living magazine says it must be a live tree Brewer, Pene. True north Henson, Erin (Novelist). Last call at the Casa Blanca Bar & Grille Finnegan, Lilah. Halfway home Suzanne
FIC If
The Hunting Party : A Novel
Lucy (Novelist) Foley
FIC Fol
Jul : Swedish American Holiday Traditions
Patrice M. Johnson
641.568 Joh
The Shortest Day : Celebrating The Winter Solstice
Wendy Pfeffer, Jesse Reisch
E Pfe
Krampus : The Yule Lord
1965- Brom
FIC Bro
The Worst Noel : Hellish Holiday Tales.
SC Wor
Last Christmas In Paris : A Novel Of World War I
Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb
FIC Gay
Their Yuletide Promise
Stacy Connelly
FIC Con
Llama Llama Holiday Drama
Anna Dewdney
E Dew
Together At Midnight
Jennifer Castle
YA FIC Cas
Lucy's Holiday Surprise
Ilene Cooper, Royce Fitzgerald
J FIC Coo
Town In A Pumpkin Bash
B. B Haywood
FIC Hay
New Year's Eve Murder [Large Print]
Leslie Meier
LP FIC Mei

Sally Goldenbaum
Description: "With the Seaside Knitters' help, Mary Pisano converts her charming inherited home into a B&B. Her first week is booked by her very own family, in town to discuss their grandfather's will. She's hoping the tranquility of the setting will smooth over ill feelings among family members. But when her cousin Pam-a Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, native-is found murdered, she realizes she was dead wrong..."--FantasticFiction.com.
Call Number: FIC Gol
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Rosanna Pansino
Description: Whatever the reason, when families are together they create lasting memories-- and enjoy eating fun foods! Pansino shares recipes for celebrating with friends and family throughout the year, covering holidays and special occasions. She includes vegan, gluten free, or dairy free options. -- adapted from back cover
Call Number: 641.86 Pan
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Grace Lin
Description: A Chinese American family prepares for and celebrates the Lunar New Year. End notes discuss the customs and traditions of Chinese New Year.
Call Number: E Lin
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2019
Tara Taylor Quinn
Description: "When Nolan Forte returns to Austin a year after a yuletide romance, he is shocked to learn he is a father. He wants to do right by his beautiful baby girl--and her sweet mama, Lizzie Sullivan. But when he reveals his real name is Nolan Fortune, all bets are off. Lizzie doesn't trust men with money. Maybe some Christmas magic can convince her that she, Nolan and Stella are already rich in what matters!"--back cover.
Call Number: FIC Qui
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Rebecca Tova Ben-Zvi, Susanna Natti
Call Number: J 296.4 Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Joanna Campbell Slan
Description: "Super-crafter Kiki Lowenstein is cramming as much into the ho-ho-holiday season as she can. But Kiki's ambitious plans come to a crashing halt when her student, Eudora Field, drops death at the star of one of Kiki's community center classes"--Back cover.
Call Number: FIC Sla
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Jenny Rosenstrach, Victoria Granof
Description: A warm and inviting guide with more than one hundred time-tested recipes and a host of inspiring ideas for turning birthdays, holidays, and everyday occasions into cherished traditions. "Families crave rituals," says Jenny Rosenstrach, not just the big celebrations--but the little ones we may not even realize are rituals. Whether simple or elaborate, daily or annually, these rituals all serve the same purpose: to bring comfort, connection, and meaning to everyday family life. The recipes ideas and menus all translate to prime quality time with the family. How to Celebrate Everything helps families slow down, capture the moments that matter--and eat well while doing it.--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 641.568 Ros
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Annie Harper, Killian B. Gracious Living magazine says it must be a live tree Brewer, Pene. True north Henson, Erin (Novelist). Last call at the Casa Blanca Bar & Grille Finnegan, Lilah. Halfway home Suzanne
Call Number: FIC If
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Patrice M. Johnson
Description: Christmas traditions, particularly those involving food, often honor our ancestors. Throughout the Midwest where Swedish immigrants settled, the dishes placed on the julbord (Christmas table) tell stories about who we are, where we come from, where we are heading, and what we eat.
Call Number: 641.568 Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
1965- Brom
Description: When he stumbles upon a magical bag that belongs to Krampus, the Lord of Yule and the dark enemy of Santa Claus, struggling songwriter Jesse gets an unexpected chance to save his daughter and his own broken dreams, and return magic to Boone County, West Virginia.
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb
Description: "August 1914. England is at war. As Evie Elliott watches her brother, Will, and his best friend, Thomas Harding, depart for the front, she believes--as everyone does--that it will be over by Christmas, when the trio plan to celebrate the holiday among the romantic cafes of Paris. But as history tells us, it all happened so differently. Evie and Thomas experience a very different war. Frustrated by life as a privileged young lady, Evie longs to play a greater part in the conflict--but how?--and as Thomas struggles with the unimaginable realities of war he also faces personal battles back home where War Office regulations on press reporting cause trouble at his father's newspaper business. Through their letters, Evie and Thomas share their greatest hopes and fears--and grow ever fonder from afar. Can love flourish amid the horror of the First World War, or will fate intervene? Christmas 1968. With failing health, Thomas returns to Paris--a cherished packet of letters in hand--determined to lay to rest the ghosts of his past. But one final letter is waiting for him."--Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Gay
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Anna Dewdney
Description: Llama Llama becomes overwhelmed as Christmas preparations progress, until his mother reminds him of the real gift the holiday brings.
Call Number: E Dew
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2019
Ilene Cooper, Royce Fitzgerald
Description: With still unnamed twin baby sisters at home, Bobby, owner of a boisterous pet beagle, is worried that his parents will have no time to celebrate Christmas.
Call Number: J FIC Coo
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Leslie Meier
Call Number: LP FIC Mei
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Ron Roy, John Steven Gurney
Description: While investigating a mystery on New Year's Eve, four friends encounter a big surprise.
Call Number: J FIC Roy
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Sharon Kahn
Call Number: FIC Kah
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2019
Martin Edwards, Martin Edwards, Arthur Conan Doyle, E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung, Arnold Bennett
Call Number: FIC Res
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Mary Higgins Clark, Carol Higgins Clark
Description: Embarking on a mystery seminar cruise during the holiday season, amateur sleuth Alvirah, private detective Regan, and their family members find their voyage overshadowed by a ghost spotting, the disappearance of a fan, and an unexpected storm.
Call Number: FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
R. L Stine
Description: In order to throw his New Year's Eve party, Ray promises not to scare his younger brother Brandon with his ventriloquist dummy Slappy, but when strange, mean-spirited things start happening, Ray suspects Slappy of foul play.
Call Number: J FIC Sti
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Mike Berenstain
Description: Presents forty recipes for holiday foods, including sweetheart chocolate cake for Valentine's Day and cozy hot cocoa for Christmas.
Call Number: J 641.568 Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Asma Mobin-Uddin, Laura Jacobsen
Description: Aneesa and her grandmother come up with a plan to help two girls who are refugees celebrate Eid in America.
Call Number: E Mob
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2019
Lucy (Novelist) Foley
Description: During the languid days of the Christmas break, a group of thirtysomething friends from Oxford meet to welcome in the New Year together, a tradition they began as students ten years ago. For this vacation, they've chosen an idyllic and isolated estate in the Scottish Highlands--the perfect place to get away and unwind by themselves. They arrive on December 30th, just before a historic blizzard seals the lodge off from the outside world. But after a decade, the weight of secret resentments has grown too heavy for the group's tenuous nostalgia to bear. Amid the boisterous revelry of New Year's Eve, the cord holding them together snaps. On New Year's Day, one of them is dead, and another of them did it.
Call Number: FIC Fol
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Wendy Pfeffer, Jesse Reisch
Description: Describes how and why daylight grows shorter as winter approaches, the effect of shorter days on animals and people, and how the winter solstice has been celebrated throughout history. Includes activities.
Call Number: E Pfe
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2019
Call Number: SC Wor
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Stacy Connelly
Description: Workaholic Evie McClaren will do anything to prevent the sale of her family's hotel. Even fake a holiday romance! Wealthy charmer - and prospective buyer - Griffin James seems delighted to play along... providing steamy, realistic PDAs under the mistletoe. Wait. Was that last kiss real? All Evie wants for Christmas is the Hillcrest House Hotel. And all Griffin wants... is Evie by his side - for real.
Call Number: FIC Con
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Jennifer Castle
Description: Teens Kendall and Max witness a tragic accident during the holidays and, racked with guilt, accept a dare to perform seven random acts of kindness to strangers by New Year's Eve.
Call Number: YA FIC Cas
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
B. B Haywood
Description: As the town of Cape Willington prepares for their annual autumn festival, Candy Holliday, running this year's haunted hay ride, must find out who turned her holiday attraction into a real-life horror show when she discovers a dead body near some fake tombstones.
Call Number: FIC Hay
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
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November 2019 - True Crime

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True crime is a non-fiction literary genre in which the author examines an actual crime and details the actions of real people. 

It's just the right kind of creepy for a cold winter night. Enjoy these curated picks for November. 

A Mother's Reckoning : Living In The Aftermath Of Tragedy
Sue Klebold
373.1782 Kle
No Angel [Large Print] : My Harrowing Undercover Journey To The Inner Circle Of The Hells Angels
Jay Dobyns, Nils Johnson-Shelton
LP 364.106 Dob
Aftermath, Inc. : Cleaning Up After Csi Goes Home
Gil Reavill
363.25 Rea
The 57 Bus
Dashka Slater
YA 364.1555 Sla
American Overdose : The Opioid Tragedy In Three Acts
Chris McGreal
362.29 McG
The Cadaver King And The Country Dentist [Audiobook] : A True Story Of Injustice In The American South
Radley Balko, Tucker (W. Tucker) Carrington, Robert Fass
614.1 Bal
Billion Dollar Whale [Audiobook] : The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, And The World
Tom (Wall Street Journal reporter) Wright, Bradley Hope, Will Collyer
364.163 Wri
The Chickenshit Club : Why The Justice Department Fails To Prosecute Executives
Jesse Eisinger
345.7302 Eis
Black Klansman [Audiobook]
Ron Stallworth
322.42 Sta
The Feather Thief : Beauty, Obsession, And The Natural History Heist Of The Century
Kirk W. Johnson
364.162 Joh
City Of Devils : The Two Men Who Ruled The Underworld Of Old Shanghai
Paul French
364.106 Fre
The Good Mothers : The True Story Of The Women Who Took On The World's Most Powerful Mafia
Alex Perry
364.106 Per
Conan Doyle For The Defense : The True Story Of A Sensational British Murder, A Quest For Justice, And The World's Most Famous Detective Writer
Margalit Fox
364.1523 Fox
The Less People Know About Us : A Mystery Of Betrayal, Family Secrets, And Stolen Identity
Axton Betz-Hamilton
ordered 091919
Death In The Air : The True Story Of A Serial Killer, The Great London Smog, And The Strangling Of A City
Kate Winkler Dawson
364.1523 Daw
The Real Lolita : The Kidnapping Of Sally Horner And The Novel That Scandalized The World
Sarah Weinman
362.88 Wei
Devil's Knot : The True Story Of The West Memphis Three
Mara Leveritt
364.1523 Lev
The Truffle Underground : A Tale Of Mystery, Mayhem, And Manipulation In The Shadowy Market Of The World's Most Expensive Fungus
Ryan McMahon Jacobs
381.4158 Jac
Filthy Rich : A Powerful Billionaire, The Sex Scandal That Undid Him, And All The Justice That Money Can Buy : The Shocking True Story Of Jeffrey Epstein
James Patterson, John Connolly, Tim (Journalist) Malloy
364.153 Pat
The Wicked Boy : The Mystery Of A Victorian Child Murderer
Kate Summerscale
364.1523 Sum
Furious Hours [Audiobook] : Murder, Fraud, And The Last Trial Of Harper Lee
Casey N. Cep, Hillary Huber
364.15232 Cep
The Year We Disappeared : A Father-daughter Memoir
Cylin Busby, John Busby
920 Bus
Missoula : Rape And The Justice System In A College Town
Jon Krakauer
362.883 Kra
To The Bridge : A True Story Of Motherhood And Murder
Nancy Rommelmann
364.1523 Rom
My Friend Anna : The True Story Of A Fake Heiress
Rachel DeLoache Williams
364.163 Wil

Sue Klebold
Description: On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. In a matter of minutes, they killed twelve students and a teacher and wounded twenty-four others before taking their own lives. For the last sixteen years, Sue Klebold, Dylan's mother, has lived with the indescribable grief and shame of that day. How could her child, the promising young man she had loved and raised, be responsible for such horror? And how, as his mother, had she not known something was wrong? Here she chronicles her journey as a mother trying to come to terms with the incomprehensible, shedding light on one of the most pressing issues of our time.--Adapted from book jacket.
Call Number: 373.1782 Kle
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2019
Gil Reavill
Call Number: 363.25 Rea
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2019
Chris McGreal
Description: Journeying through lives and communities wrecked by the opioid epidemic, McGreal reveals not only how Big Pharma hooked Americans on powerfully addictive drugs, but the corrupting of medicine and public institutions that let the opioid makers get away with it. A few physicians warned of impending disaster, but the forces they were up against-- including the pharmaceutical industry's coopting of the Food and Drug Administration and Congress in the drive to push painkillers-- resulted in the resurgence of heroin cartels in the American heartland. McGreal shows how its ruinous consequences will stretch years into the future. -- adapted from jacket.
Call Number: 362.29 McG
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2019
Tom (Wall Street Journal reporter) Wright, Bradley Hope, Will Collyer
Description: Presents the story of Jho Low, who in 2009 convinced the prime minister of Malaysia to create an investment fund which Low spent the next decade siphoning off billions of dollars from.
Call Number: 364.163 Wri
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 15, 2019
Ron Stallworth
Description: In 1978 detective Ron Stallworth, the first black detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department, answered an ad recruiting for the Ku Klux Klan. A few weeks later, his office phone rang and the man on the other end of the line asked, "Do you want to join our cause?" This launched Ron into an incredible undercover investigation, with his white partner playing "Ron" in person, while he took the phone calls, eventually befriending David Duke himself.
Call Number: 322.42 Sta
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 15, 2019
Paul French
Description: Shanghai, 1930s; it was a haven for outlaws from all over the world: a place where pasts could beforgotten, fascism and communism outrun, names invented, and fortunes made--and lost. "Lucky" Jack Riley was the most notorious of those outlaws. An ex-U.S. Navy boxing champion, he escaped from prison and rose to become the Slots King of Shanghai. "Dapper" Joe Farren--a Jewish boy who fed Vienna's ghetto--ruled the nightclubs. His chorus lines rivalled Ziegfeld's. In 1940, Lucky Jack and Dapper Joe bestrode the Shanghai Badlands like kings, while all around the Solitary Island was poverty, starvation, and war. They thought they ruled Shanghai, but the city had other ideas. This is the story of their rise to power, their downfall, and the trail of destruction left in their wake.
Call Number: 364.106 Fre
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2019
Margalit Fox
Description: "In 1908 an elderly woman was brutally murdered in her Glasgow apartment. The police found a convenient but innocent suspect in Oscar Slater--a Jewish cardsharp--who was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, already the world-famous creator of Sherlock Holmes, was outraged by this injustice and became obsessed with the case. Over the years he scoured trial transcripts, newspaper accounts, and police diaries, meticulously noting myriad holes and inconsistencies. Finally, in 1927, his work won Slater's freedom. Conan Doyle for the Defense immerses readers in the science of Edwardian crime detection, telling the story of how Conan Doyle managed to get this murder conviction overturned by employing the methods of his most famous creation. Along the way, Fox illuminates a watershed moment in the history of criminal justice when reflexive prejudice began gradually to be replaced by reason and the scientific method"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 364.1523 Fox
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2019
Kate Winkler Dawson
Description: In winter 1952, London automobiles and thousands of coal-burning hearths belched particulate matter into the air. But the smog that descended on December 5th of 1952 was different; it was a type that held the city hostage for five long days. Mass transit ground to a halt, criminals roamed the streets, and 12,000 people died. That same month, there was another killer at large in London: John Reginald Christie, who murdered at least six women. In a braided narrative that draws on extensive interviews, never-before-published material, and archival research, Dawson captivatingly recounts the intersecting stories of the these two killers and their longstanding impact on modern history.
Call Number: 364.1523 Daw
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2019
Mara Leveritt
Call Number: 364.1523 Lev
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2019
James Patterson, John Connolly, Tim (Journalist) Malloy
Description: "Jeffrey Epstein rose from humble origins to the rarefied heights of New York City's financial elite. A college dropout with an instinct for numbers--and for people--Epstein amassed his wealth through a combination of access and skill. But even after he had it all, Epstein wanted more. And that unceasing desire--especially a taste for young girls--resulted in his stunning fall from grace. From Epstein himself, to the girls he employed as masseuses at his home, to the cops investigating the appalling charges against him, Filthy Rich examines all sides of a case that scandalized one of America's richest communities."--Amazon.com.
Call Number: 364.153 Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2019
Casey N. Cep, Hillary Huber
Description: Casey Cep brings this nearly inconceivable, gripping story to life on the page: from the shocking murders to the chicanery of insurance fraud to the courtroom drama. At the same time, it is a vividly told, elegiac account of Harper Lee's quest to write a second book after To Kill a Mockingbird, and a deeply moving portrait of this beloved writer's struggle with fame, success, and the mysteries of artistic creativity.
Call Number: 364.15232 Cep
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 15, 2019
Jon Krakauer
Description: "In Missoula, Krakauer chronicles the searing experiences of several women in Missoula--the nights when they were raped; their fear and self-doubt in the aftermath; the way they were treated by the police, prosecutors, defense attorneys; the public vilification and private anguish; their bravery in pushing forward and what it cost them"--Book jacket.
Call Number: 362.883 Kra
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2019
Rachel DeLoache Williams
Description: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 364.163 Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2019
Jay Dobyns, Nils Johnson-Shelton
Description: The first federal agent to infiltrate the inner circle of the Hells Angels, Dobyns finally tells the inside story of the 21-month operation that almost cost him his family, his sanity, and his life.
Call Number: LP 364.106 Dob
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 15, 2019
Dashka Slater
Description: "One teenager in a skirt. One teenager with a lighter. One moment that changes both of their lives forever. If it weren't for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes. But one afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned, and Richard charged with two hate crimes and facing life imprisonment. The case garnered international attention, thrusting both teenagers into the spotlight." -- Amazon.com
Call Number: YA 364.1555 Sla
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2019
Radley Balko, Tucker (W. Tucker) Carrington, Robert Fass
Description: In this account of two tragedies, Dr. Steven Hayne was a medical examiner in Mississippi and Dr. Michael West a dentist and self-styled "bite-mark specialist." The second tragedy is of two black men wrongly convicted by Hayne's and West's reports. The authors reveal how this tragedy happened and how to prevent its happening again.
Call Number: 614.1 Bal
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 15, 2019
Jesse Eisinger
Description: Why were no bankers put in prison after the financial crisis of 2008? Why do CEOs seem to commit wrongdoing with impunity? The problem goes beyond banks deemed "Too Big to Fail" to almost every large corporation in America-- to pharmaceutical companies and auto manufacturers and beyond. The Chickenshit Club--an inside reference to prosecutors too scared of failure and too daunted by legal impediments to do their jobs--explains why. The book tells the story from inside the Department of Justice--a story that spans the last decade and a half of prosecutorial fiascos, corporate lobbying, trial losses, and culture shifts that have stripped the government of the will and ability to prosecute top corporate executives. Exposing one of the most important scandals of our time, this book explains how our Justice Department has come to avoid, bungle, and mismanage the fight to bring these alleged criminals to justice.--From statement at Amazon.
Call Number: 345.7302 Eis
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2019
Kirk W. Johnson
Description: On a cool June evening in 2009, twenty-year-old American flautist Edwin Rist grabbed hundreds of bird skins--some collected 150 years earlier--and escaped into the darkness. Two years later, Kirk Wallace Johnson was consumed by the strange case of the feather thief. What would possess a person to steal dead birds? This is the gripping story of a bizarre and shocking crime, and one man's relentless pursuit of justice.
Call Number: 364.162 Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2019
Alex Perry
Description: "An unprecedented look inside a ruthless and obscenely wealthy branch of the Italian Mafia and the electrifying story of the brave women who decided to fight back"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 364.106 Per
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2019
Axton Betz-Hamilton
Description: In a powerful memoir, identity theft expert Betz-Hamilton tells the shocking and unsettling story of her family, betrayal, and deceit. Convinced that the thief had to be someone they knew, Axton and her parents completely cut off the outside world, isolating themselves from friends and family.
Call Number: ordered 091919
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2019
Sarah Weinman
Description: "In 1948, Sally Horner was just eleven years old when she was kidnapped by a man claiming to be an FBI agent. Seven years later, Vladimir Nabokov published Lolita, perhaps the most seminal novel of the twentieth century. Sarah Weinman's investigation into how the two are connected is a thrilling, heartbreaking mix of literary scholarship and true-crime writing."--back cover.
Call Number: 362.88 Wei
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2019
Ryan McMahon Jacobs
Description: Beneath the gloss of star chefs and crystal-laden tables, the truffle supply chain is touched by theft, secrecy, sabotage, and fraud. Farmers patrol their fields with rifles and fear losing trade secrets to spies. Hunters plant poisoned meatballs to eliminate rival truffle-hunting dogs. Naive buyers and even knowledgeable experts are duped by liars and counterfeits. This exposé documents the dark, sometimes deadly crimes at each level of the truffle's path from ground to plate, making sense of an industry that traffics in scarcity, seduction, and cash. Through it all, a question lingers: What, other than money, draws people to these dirt-covered knobs?
Call Number: 381.4158 Jac
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2019
Kate Summerscale
Description: In East London in the summer of 1895, Robert Coombes (age thirteen) and his brother Nattie (age twelve) were arrested for matricide and sent for trial at the Old Bailey. Robert confessed to having stabbed his mother, but his lawyers argued that he was insane. The judge sentenced him to detention in Broadmoor, the most infamous criminal lunatic asylum in the land. Shockingly, Broadmoor turned out to be the beginning of a new life for Robert. At a time of great tumult and uncertainty, Robert Coombes's case crystallized contemporary anxieties about the education of the working classes, the dangers of pulp fiction, and evolving theories of criminality, childhood, and insanity. With riveting detail and rich atmosphere, Summerscale re-creates this terrible crime and its aftermath, uncovering an extraordinary story of man's capacity to overcome the past.--Adapted from book jacket.
Call Number: 364.1523 Sum
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2019
Cylin Busby, John Busby
Description: Cylin and John Busby share the challenges they faced after their family was forced into hiding to protect themselves from a killer who had already shot John, a police officer, and was determined to finish the job.
Call Number: 920 Bus
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2019
Nancy Rommelmann
Description: On May 23, 2009, Amanda Stott-Smith drove to the middle of the Sellwood Bridge in Portland, Oregon, and dropped her two children into the Willamette River. Rommelmann traced the roots of Amanda's fury and desperation through pages of records, withheld documents, meetings with lawyers and convicts, and interviews with friends and family who felt shocked, confused, and emotionally swindled by a woman whose entire life was now defined by an unspeakable crime. At the heart of that crime: a tempestuous marriage, a family on the fast track to self-destruction, and a myriad of secrets and lies as dark and turbulent as the Willamette River.
Call Number: 364.1523 Rom
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2019
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October 2019 - Adventures!

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Are you ready for an adventure? Bags are packed? Destination set? Then we've got books for you.

October's Year In Reading Challenge is Adventure, so hang on to your hat, because we're about to get started! 

A Blade So Black
L. L. (Leatrice L.) McKinney, Lewis Carroll
YA FIC McK
I Almost Died. Again
Alison DeCamp
J FIC DeC
Air Force One Is Down
John Dennis, Alistair MacLean
FIC Den
I Am Still Alive
Kate Alice Marshall
YA FIC Mar
Altar Of Eden [Large Print]
James Rollins
LP FIC Rol
Metro 2033 [Audiobook]
Dmitriĭ Glukhovskiĭ, Rupert Degas
FIC Glu
Angels & Demons
Dan Brown
FIC Bro
Night Flights
Philip Reeve, Ian McQue
YA FIC Ree
Around The World In 80 Dates
Jennifer Cox
306.73 Cox
Nightmare Army
Don Pendleton
FIC Pen
Assassin's Creed : Renaissance
Oliver Bowden
FIC Bow
Pearl Harbor [Audiobook] : From Infamy To Greatness
Craig Nelson, George Guidall
940.5426 Nel
Battle In The Overworld
Winter Morgan
J FIC Mor
The Adventure Zone. Here There Be Gerblins
Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Travis McElroy, Justin McElroy, Carey Pietsch
YA FIC McE
Breaking Trail : A Climbing Life
Arlene Blum
B Blu
The Atlantis Code
Charles Brokaw
FIC Bro
Echoes Of Massacre Canyon [Large Print]
Ben Tyler
LP FIC Tyl
The Gathering Storm
H. K. Varian
J FIC Var
Emergence
John Birmingham
FIC Bir
The Innocent
David Baldacci
FIC Bal
Empire Of The Sun
J. G. Ballard
FIC Bal
The Living
Matt de la Peña
YA FIC De L
Flat Stanley At Bat
Lori Haskins Houran, Macky Pamintuan, Jeff Brown
Ei Hou
The Madwoman Upstairs : A Novel
Catherine Lowell
FIC Low
High Adventure : Our Ascent Of The Everest
Edmund Hillary
796.522 Hil 2013
The Ultra Fabulous Glitter Squadron Saves The World Again
A. C Wise
FIC Wis
Hooked On Murder [Audiobook]
Betty Hechtman, Margaret Strom
FIC Hec

L. L. (Leatrice L.) McKinney, Lewis Carroll
Description: "The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she's trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew. Life in real-world Atlanta isn't always so simple, as Alice juggles an overprotective mom, a high-maintenance best friend, and a slipping GPA. Keeping the Nightmares at bay is turning into a full-time job. But when Alice's handsome and mysterious mentor is poisoned, she has to find the antidote by venturing deeper into Wonderland than she's ever gone before. And she'll need to use everything she's learned in both worlds to keep from losing her head, literally."--Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC McK
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
John Dennis, Alistair MacLean
Description: They answer to no one - officially they don't exist. Created to battle a growing army of super-criminals and international terrorists, the United Nations Anti-Crime Organization comprises elite specialists from around the world.
Call Number: FIC Den
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
James Rollins
Description: Pregnant veterinarian Maura Kelly, along with U.S. Marshall Jack Menard, risks everything, including the life of her unborn child, to unravel the mystery of a smuggler's cache of mutated animals, a puzzle that involves fractal intelligence, stem-cell research, and a secret history of the Book of Genesis.
Call Number: LP FIC Rol
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Dan Brown
Description: "World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church by a centuries-old underground organization--the Illuminati. Desperate to save the Vatican from a powerful time bomb, Longdon joins forces in Rome with the beautiful and mysterious scientist Vittoria Vetra. Together they embark on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and the most secretive vault on earth ... the long-forgotten Illuminati lair."--P. [4] of cover.
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Jennifer Cox
Call Number: 306.73 Cox
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Oliver Bowden
Description: Betrayed by the ruling families of Italy, Ezio vows to exact his revenge and restore his family's honor by using the skills he has learned from such great minds as Da Vinci and Macchiavelli to become a righteous assassin.
Call Number: FIC Bow
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Winter Morgan
Description: When a TNT explosion destroys the academy on graduation day, it's up to Lucy, Jane, and Phoebe to use their training to battle the evil force that is taking over the Overworld.
Call Number: J FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Arlene Blum
Call Number: B Blu
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Ben Tyler
Description: The year is 1881. Clint Ramsay is a renowned troubleshooter for the Underwood Detective Agency. He has been summoned to San Reale, Texas, by an old friend who needs his help. Ramsay soon discovers that danger is lurking behind every bush and rock in the small cattle town. He finds himself drawn into a complex web of treachery, greed, and murder. Who can he trust? And what is the secret everyone but him seems to know?
Call Number: LP FIC Tyl
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
John Birmingham
Description: Dave Hooper has a hangover from hell, a horrible ex-wife, and the fangs of the IRS deep in his side. The last thing he needs is an explosion at work. A real explosion. On his off-shore oil rig. But this is no accident, and despite the news reports, Dave knows that terrorists aren't to blame. He knows because he killed one of the things responsible. Killing a seven-foot-tall, tattooed demon has transformed the overweight, balding safety manager into something else entirely. A foul-mouthed, beer-loving monster slayer, and humanity's least worthy Champion.
Call Number: FIC Bir
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
J. G. Ballard
Call Number: FIC Bal
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Lori Haskins Houran, Macky Pamintuan, Jeff Brown
Description: A latest early reader tale starring the whimsical Flat Stanley finds him trying out for the baseball team and outwitting the best players until the fairness of his "flat-vantage" is called into question.
Call Number: Ei Hou
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Edmund Hillary
Call Number: 796.522 Hil 2013
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Betty Hechtman, Margaret Strom
Description: When Molly Pink stumbles across the dead body of Ellen Sheridan, the leader of a weekly crochet group, her complicated past with Ellen makes her a prime suspect. But while Molly's fending off a detective with a personal grudge, the killer is at large.
Call Number: FIC Hec
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Alison DeCamp
Description: In 1895 Michigan, Stan, eleven, will do almost anything to help his mother financially, even babysitting, but his long-lost father shows up and proves to be a big disappointment.
Call Number: J FIC DeC
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Kate Alice Marshall
Description: "Jess hadn't seen her survivalist, off-the-grid dad in over a decade. But after a car crash killed her mother and left her injured, she was forced to move to his cabin in the remote Canadian wilderness. Just as Jess was beginning to get to know him, a secret from his past paid them a visit, leaving her father dead and Jess stranded. With only her father's dog for company, Jess must forage and hunt for food, build shelter, and keep herself warm. Some days it feels like the wild is out to destroy her, but she's stronger than she ever imagined. Jess will survive. She has to. She knows who killed her father . . . and she wants revenge."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Dmitriĭ Glukhovskiĭ, Rupert Degas
Description: "The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct and the half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past greatness of humankind, but the last remains of civilisation have already become a distant memory. Man has handed over stewardship of the Earth to new life-forms. Mutated by radiaiton, they are better adapted to the new world. A few score thousand survivors live on, not knowing whether they are the only ones left on Earth, living in the Moscow Metro--the biggest air-raid shelter ever built. Stations have become mini-statelets, their people united around ideas, religions, water-filters, or the need to repulse enemy incursion. VDNKh is the northernmost inhabited station on its line, one of the Metro's best stations and secure. But a new and terrible threat has appeared. Artyom, a young man living in VDNKh, is given the task of penetrating to the heart of the Metro to alert everyone to the danger and to get help. He holds the future of his station in his hands, the whole Metro--and maybe the whole of humanity."--Container.
Call Number: FIC Glu
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Philip Reeve, Ian McQue
Description: "In a dangerous future world where gigantic, motorized cities attack and devour each other, London hunts where no other predator dares. But Anna Fang -- pilot, adventurer, spy -- isn't afraid. These three stories show gripping, moving, exciting moments in Anna Fang's life: her childhood as a slave aboard the moving city Arkangel, a showdown against a robotic Stalker that is terrifyingly out of control, and her free life as an intelligence agent for the Anti-Traction league."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Ree
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Don Pendleton
Description: "Attacked by a horde of feral, rampaging villagers infected by a synthetic virus, Mack Bolan barely escapes the isolated mountain town in time to witness a mysterious black ops team as they raze the place and kill all its inhabitants. Determined to find the source of this powerful bioweapon, Bolan tracks the virus to a secret facility, where scientists are working to make the infected victims stronger, swifter and more deadly. But the wealthy industrialist who turns out to be funding this research has his sights set on all-out toxic warfare. Now that it's ready, the germ will be unleashed on a mass scale across the European Union, targeting specific ethnic groups for destruction. With millions of lives at stake, Bolan has no choice but to embark on a seek-and-destroy mission"--provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Pen
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Craig Nelson, George Guidall
Description: The America we live in today was born, not on July 4, 1776, but on December 7, 1941, when an armada of 354 Japanese warplanes supported by aircraft carriers, destroyers, and midget submarines suddenly and savagely attacked the United States, killing 2,403 men—and forced America’s entry into World War II. Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness follows, moment by moment, the sailors, soldiers, pilots, diplomats, admirals, generals, emperor, and president as they engineer, fight, and react to this stunningly dramatic moment in world history.
Call Number: 940.5426 Nel
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Travis McElroy, Justin McElroy, Carey Pietsch
Description: "Join Taako the elf wizard, Merle the dwarf cleric, and Magnus the human warrior for an adventure they are poorly equipped to handle AT BEST, guided ("guided") by their snarky DM, in a graphic novel that, like the smash-hit podcast it's based on, will tickle your funny bone, tug your heartstrings, and probably pants you if you give it half a chance." -- Amazon.com.
Call Number: YA FIC McE
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Charles Brokaw
Description: When the ancient ruins of Atlantis are discovered along the Spanish coast, linguist and archaeologist Thomas Lourds joins a violent competition to be the first of its explorers, an effort marked by a series of puzzles that must be solved in order to gainentry into the lost civilization.
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
H. K. Varian
Description: When four middle schoolers start developing powers, including the ability to transform into mythological animals, they discover they are part of a line of magical shapeshifters who must save their town from a powerful warlock.
Call Number: J FIC Var
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
David Baldacci
Description: Will Robie, a freelance hitman working for the government, rescues a teenage girl whose parents' disappearance may be linked to a vast, high-level cover-up.
Call Number: FIC Bal
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Matt de la Peña
Description: After an earthquake destroys California and a tsunami wrecks the luxury cruise ship where he is a summer employee, high schooler Shy confronts another deadly surprise.
Call Number: YA FIC De L
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
Catherine Lowell
Description: Since Samantha Whipple's father died, she is the presumed heir to a long-rumored trove of diaries, paintings, letters, and early novel drafts passed down from the Brontë family-- a trove which may be just another fiction. When Samantha enrolls at Oxford University, long lost objects from the past begin rematerializing in her life. Her father’s distinctive copy of Jane Eyre, which should have perished in the fire that claimed his life, is the first of many clues in an elaborate scavenger hunt derived from the world's greatest literature.
Call Number: FIC Low
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
A. C Wise
Description: "Who are the Ultra Fabulous Glitter Squadron? If you need to ask then you have not been anywhere near a television, computer, or disco recently. No other superheroes are as dedicated or dazzling as these gals. Some of them tuck, some of them are pure trout, but they kick ass in high heels and rollerskates. A.C. Wise's debut collection of heroic tales is half whimsy and half 1950s pulp reborn for the 21st century"--from Amazon page.
Call Number: FIC Wis
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2019
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September 2019: Historicals

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Get lost in time with this excellent selection of historical books, both fiction and nonfiction to celebrate the Historicals theme of Year in Reading for this month.

Across The Wide And Lonesome Prairie : The Oregon Trail Diary Of Hattie Campbell
Kristiana Gregory
J FIC Gre
Stolen Girl
Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
J FIC Skr
Baseball Saved Us
Ken Mochizuki, Dom Lee
E Moc
The Age Of Light [Audiobook] : A Novel
Whitney Scharer, Thérèse Plummer
FIC Sch
Bud, Not Buddy [Audiobook]/ Christopher Paul Curtis.
Christopher Paul Curtis, James Avery
J FIC Cur
The Last Of The Mohicans
James Fenimore Cooper, Stephen Railton
FIC Coo
Erebus : One Ship, Two Epic Voyages, And The Greatest Naval Mystery Of All Time
Michael Palin
919.8 Pal
The Lawrence Browne Affair
Cat Sebastian
FIC Seb
Forbidden
Beverly Jenkins
FIC Jen
The Mammoth Book Of More Historical Whodunnits
Michael Ashley
SC MY Mam
How We Got To Now : Six Innovations That Made The Modern World
Steven Johnson
303.483 Joh
The Men Who United The States : America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics And Mavericks, And The Creation Of One Nation, Indivisible
Simon Winchester
973 Win
Marching With Aunt Susan : Susan B. Anthony And The Fight For Women's Suffrage
Claire Rudolf Murphy, Stacey Schuett
E Mur
The Race To Chimney Rock
Jesse Wiley
J FIC Will
Minnesota Mysteries : Timeless Romantic Suspense In Three Historical Stories
JoAnn A Grote
FIC Gro
The Seven Culinary Wonders Of The World : A History Of Honey, Salt, Chile, Pork, Rice, Cacao, And Tomato : Featuring 63 International Recipes
Jenny Linford, Alice Pattullo
641.3 Lin
Mistress Of The Vatican [Large Print] : The True Story Of Olimpia Maidalchini, The Secret Female Pope
Eleanor Herman
LP B Pam
The Taming Of The Queen [Large Print]
Philippa Gregory
LP FIC Gre
One Small Blue Bead
Byrd Baylor, Ronald Himler
J 811 Bay
We March
Shane Evans
E Eva
Paper Wishes
Lois Sepahban
J FIC Sep
Weedflower
Cynthia Kadohata
J FIC Kad
Poppy
Mary Hooper
YA FIC Hoo
When We Were Alone
David Robertson, Julie Flett
E Rob

Kristiana Gregory
Description: In her diary, thirteen-year-old Hattie chronicles her family's arduous 1847 journey from Missouri to Oregon on the Oregon Trail.
Call Number: J FIC Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 26, 2019
Ken Mochizuki, Dom Lee
Description: A Japanese American boy learns to play baseball when he and his family are forced to live in an internment camp during World War II, and his ability to play helps him after the war is over.
Call Number: E Moc
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 28, 2019
Christopher Paul Curtis, James Avery
Description: Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.
Call Number: J FIC Cur
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 28, 2019
Michael Palin
Description: Michael Palin brings the story of the Erebus and its occupants to life, from its construction as a bomb vessel in 1826 through the flagship years of James Clark Ross's Antarctic expedition and finally to Sir John Franklin's quest for the holy grail of navigation--a route through the Northwest Passage, where the ship disappeared into the depths of the sea for more than 150 years. It was rediscovered under the arctic waters in 2014-- ǂc From publisher's description.
Call Number: 919.8 Pal
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 26, 2019
Beverly Jenkins
Description: Rhine Fontaine is building the successful life he's always dreamed of--one that depends upon him passing for White. But for the first time in years, he wishes he could step out from behind the facade. The reason: Eddy Carmichael, the young woman he rescued in the desert. Outspoken, defiant, and beautiful, Eddy tempts Rhine in ways that could cost him everything, and the price seems worth paying. Eddy owes her life to Rhine, but she won't risk her heart for him. As soon as she's saved enough money from her cooking, she'll leave this Nevada town and move to California. No matter how handsome he is, no matter how fiery the heat between them, Rhine will never be hers. Giving in for just one night might quench this longing. Or it might ignite an affair as reckless and irresistible as it is forbidden.
Call Number: FIC Jen
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 26, 2019
Steven Johnson
Description: A new look at the power and legacy of great ideas. Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life (refrigeration, clocks, and eyeglass lenses, to name a few) from their creation by hobbyists, amateurs, and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences. Filled with surprising stories of accidental genius and brilliant mistakes, How We Got to Now investigates the secret history behind the everyday objects of contemporary life and unearths unexpected connections between seemingly unrelated fields. An accompaniment to a six-part television series on PBS, How We Got to Now is the story of collaborative networks building the modern world.--Excerpted from publisher statement.
Call Number: 303.483 Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 28, 2019
Claire Rudolf Murphy, Stacey Schuett
Description: Not allowed to go hiking with her father and brothers because she is a girl, Bessie learns about women's rights when she attends a suffrage rally led by Susan B. Anthony. Includes end notes on the real Bessie Keith Pond, the 1896 California suffrage campaign, Susan B. Anthony, and suffrage history.
Call Number: E Mur
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 28, 2019
JoAnn A Grote
Call Number: FIC Gro
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 28, 2019
Eleanor Herman
Call Number: LP B Pam
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 28, 2019
Byrd Baylor, Ronald Himler
Description: A boy makes it possible for an old man in their primitive tribe to go in search of other men in far-off places.
Call Number: J 811 Bay
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 28, 2019
Lois Sepahban
Description: Near the start of World War II, young Manami, her parents, and Grandfather are evacuated from their home and sent to Manzanar, an ugly, dreary internment camp in the desert for Japanese-American citizens.
Call Number: J FIC Sep
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 26, 2019
Mary Hooper
Description: In 1914-15 England, fifteen-year-old Poppy works as a parlormaid until she is transformed by forbidden love and a war that sends her to the front line as a nurse.
Call Number: YA FIC Hoo
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 28, 2019
Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Description: When Nadia arrives in Canada in 1950 with Marusia, the woman she calls mother, she is glad to finally be out of the displaced persons camp where she has lived for five years, but troubled by confused memories of World War II; she speaks Ukrainian, but she seems to remember living with a German Nazi family who called her by a different name--and as she tries to settle into the Canadian-Ukrainian community of Brantford she is haunted by one question: who is she, and where was she stolen from.
Call Number: J FIC Skr
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 26, 2019
Whitney Scharer, Thérèse Plummer
Description: The story of Vogue model turned renowned photographer Lee Miller, and her search to forge a new identity as an artist after a life spent as a muse. "I'd rather take a photograph than be one," she declares after she arrives in Paris in 1929, where she soon catches the eye of the famous Surrealist Man Ray. Though he wants to use her only as a model, Lee convinces him to take her on as his assistant and teach her everything he knows. But Man Ray turns out to be an egotistical, charismatic force, and as they work together in the darkroom, their personal and professional lives become intimately entwined, changing the course of Lee's life forever. Lee's journey takes us from the cabarets of bohemian Paris to the battlefields of war-torn Europe during WWII, from discovering radical new photography techniques to documenting the liberation of the concentration camps as one of the first female war correspondents. Through it all, Lee must grapple with the question of whether it's possible to reconcile romantic desire with artistic ambition-- and what she will have to sacrifice to do so.
Call Number: FIC Sch
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 26, 2019
James Fenimore Cooper, Stephen Railton
Description: The story of a Mohican warrior's struggle to protect two English girls from the marauding Huron; set in the frontier wilderness of New York State during the French and Indian Wars.
Call Number: FIC Coo
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 26, 2019
Cat Sebastian
Description: "Lawrence Browne, the Earl of Radnor, is mad. At least, that's what he and most of the village believes. A brilliant scientist, he hides himself away in his family's crumbling estate, unwilling to venture into the outside world. When an annoyingly handsome man arrives at Penkellis, claiming to be Lawrence's new secretary, his carefully planned world is turned upside down. Georgie Turner has made his life pretending to be anyone but himself. A swindler and con man, he can slip into an identity faster than he can change clothes. But when his long-dead conscience resurrects and a dangerous associate is out for blood, Georgie escapes to the wilds of Cornwall. Pretending to be a secretary should be easy, but he doesn't expect that the only madness he finds is the one he has for the gorgeous earl. Challenging each other at every turn, the two men soon give into the desire that threatens to overwhelm them. But with one man convinced he is at the very brink of madness and the other hiding his real identity, only true love can make this an affair to remember." -- back cover
Call Number: FIC Seb
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 26, 2019
Michael Ashley
Call Number: SC MY Mam
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 28, 2019
Simon Winchester
Description: Author Winchester illuminates the men who toiled fearlessly to discover, connect, and bond the citizenry and geography of the U.S.A. from its beginnings and ponders whether the historic work of uniting the States has succeeded, and to what degree.
Call Number: 973 Win
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 26, 2019
Jesse Wiley
Description: A family makes the treacherous journey to Chimney Rock along the Oregon Trail, in a book where the reader's choices determine the outcome of the expedition.
Call Number: J FIC Will
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 26, 2019
Jenny Linford, Alice Pattullo
Description: "The seven culinary wonders of the world" is a global food history told through the stories of seven essential ingredients that are prized in cuisines the world over: honey, salt, chile, pork, rice, cacao, and tomato. Each of these foundational ingredients has played a long and valuable role in human foodways and culture, and each has its own fasinating tale.
Call Number: 641.3 Lin
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 28, 2019
Philippa Gregory
Description: Kateryn Parr, a thirty-year-old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father who has buried four wives - King Henry VIII - commands her to marry him. Kateryn has no doubt about the danger she faces: the previous queen lasted sixteen months, the one before barely half a year. But Henry adores his new bride and Kateryn's trust in him grows as she unites the royal family, creates a radical study circle at the heart of the court, and rules the kingdom as Regent. But is this enough to keep her safe? A leader of religious reform and the first woman to publish in English, Kateryn stands out as an independent woman with a mind of her own. But she cannot save the Protestants, under threat for their faith, and Henry's dangerous gaze turns on her. The traditional churchmen and rivals for power accuse her of heresy - the punishment is death by fire and the king's name is on the warrant.
Call Number: LP FIC Gre
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 26, 2019
Shane Evans
Description: Illustrations and brief text portray the events of the 1963 march in Washington, D.C., where the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a historic speech.
Call Number: E Eva
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 28, 2019
Cynthia Kadohata
Description: After twelve-year-old Sumiko and her Japanese-American family are relocated from their flower farm in southern California to an internment camp on a Mojave Indian reservation in Arizona, she helps her family and neighbors, becomes friends with a local Indian boy, and tries to hold on to her dream of owning a flower shop.
Call Number: J FIC Kad
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 28, 2019
David Robertson, Julie Flett
Description: "When a young girl helps tend to her grandmother's garden, she begins to notice things that make her curious. Why does her grandmother have long, braided hair and beautifully colored clothing? Why does she speak another language and spend so much time with her family? As she asks her grandmother about these things, she is told about life in a residential school a long time ago, where all of these things were taken away. When We Were Alone is a story about a difficult time in history, and, ultimately, oneof empowerment and strength."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 28, 2019
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August 2019: Stories at Sea

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For August, our Year in Reading theme in Stories at Sea.

Breaking All The Rules
Marisa Carroll
FIC Car
Seas
Nick Hunter
J 910.91 Hun
Deadly Seas : You Decide How To Survive
David Borgenicht, Alexander A Lurie, Mike Perham, Yancey C. ill Labat
J FIC Bor
The Deep
Nick Cutter
FIC Cut
Hostage Three
Nick Lake
YA FIC Lak
The Devil And The Deep : Horror Stories Of The Sea
Ellen Datlow
FIC Dev
I Survived The Japanese Tsunami, 2011
Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson
J FIC Tar
The Eternal Darkness : A Personal History Of Deep-sea Exploration
Robert D Ballard, Will Hively
551.46 Bal
I'm A Shark!
Bob Shea
E She
The Magic School Bus On The Ocean Floor
Joanna Cole, Bruce Degen
J 591.92 Col
In The Sea
David Elliott, Holly Meade
E Ell
The Perfect Storm [Audiobook]
Sebastian Junger, Richard M. Davidson
974.45 Jun
Island Of The Pelegostos
Erin Stein, Tomas Montalvo-Lagos, Walt Disney Enterprises
YA FIC Isl
The Raft
S. A. (Stephanie A.) Bodeen
YA FIC Bod
Mister Seahorse
Eric Carle
BB Car
The Scar
China Miéville
FIC Mie
One Day On Our Blue Planet ...In The Ocean
Ella Bailey
E Bai
The True Confessions Of Charlotte Doyle [Audiobook]
1937- Avi, Alexandra O'Karma
J FIC Avi
Operation Typhoon Shore
Joshua Mowll
YA FIC Mow
The Wreckers : A Story Of Killing Seas And Plundered Shipwrecks, From The Eighteenth Century To The Present Day
Bella Bathurst
910.452 Bat
Salt
Hannah Moskowitz
YA FIC Mos
To The Sea
Cale Atkinson
E Atk
Sea Sick
Erin Soderberg, Russ Cox
J FIC Sod
Triton Of The Sea. Volume 1
Osamu Tezuka, Eugene Woodbury
YA FIC Tez
Seafire
Natalie C. Parker
YA FIC Par

Marisa Carroll
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2019
David Borgenicht, Alexander A Lurie, Mike Perham, Yancey C. ill Labat
Description: In the role of one of the crew members sailing a yacht around the world, the reader will encounter dangers and must make decisions that will ensure the survival of the ship and her crew.
Call Number: J FIC Bor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2019
Nick Lake
Description: Seventeen-year-old Amy, her father, and her stepmother becomes hostages when Somalian pirates seize their yacht, but although she builds a bond with one of her captors it becomes brutally clear that the price of life and its value are two very different things.
Call Number: YA FIC Lak
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2019
Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson
Description: A massive earthquake and devastating tsunami hit Japan while Ben is visiting his late father's hometown, pulling Ben's family apart and leaving him stranded in a strange country during an epic disaster.
Call Number: J FIC Tar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2019
Bob Shea
Description: A boastful shark is not afraid of anything, which impresses his underwater friends until they ask about spiders.
Call Number: E She
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2019
David Elliott, Holly Meade
Description: Collects poems describing the many creatures living in the sea, from the sea horse to the blue whale.
Call Number: E Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2019
Erin Stein, Tomas Montalvo-Lagos, Walt Disney Enterprises
Description: "When Will Turner goes looking for Captain Jack Sparrow on a remote island, he has no idea what -- or who -- lies in wait. Can the ever-crafty Jack escape certain death yet again?"--P. [4] of cover.
Call Number: YA FIC Isl
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2019
Eric Carle
Description: After Mrs. Seahorse lays her eggs on Mr. Seahorse's belly, he drifts through the water, greeting other fish fathers who are taking care of their eggs.
Call Number: BB Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2019
Ella Bailey
Description: In the clear blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, a young bottlenose dolphin and her mother travel with their pod. As they bob up to the surface and down into ocean depths, they meet all of the happily swimming creatures, big and small, who share their home in this little corner of our blue planet. -- Back cover.
Call Number: E Bai
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2019
Joshua Mowll
Description: In the spring of 1920, teenaged siblings Rebecca and Doug MacKenzie continue their adventures on their uncle's ship, sailing through a typhoon into the Celebes Sea in pursuit of a missing "gyrolabe" which may be connected to the disappearance of their parents.
Call Number: YA FIC Mow
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2019
Hannah Moskowitz
Description: Even though their parents disappeared during a hunt three months ago, seventeen-year-old Indi and his siblings, Beleza, Oscar, and Zulu, continue to roam the Mediterranean on their sailboat and hunt down monsters--but Indi yearns for a more settled life for his family, and he hopes that his parents' journal with its tantalizing hints of a treasure, will provide them all with the means of escape from their nomadic and dangerous life before it is too late.
Call Number: YA FIC Mos
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2019
Erin Soderberg, Russ Cox
Description: Captain Red Beard is too sick to organize the Pirate Day party, so it is up to Wally and the other pirate pups to get things ready--the trouble is that the Captain is very particular, and Wally has lost the decoder that would let them read the instructions.
Call Number: J FIC Sod
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2019
Natalie C. Parker
Description: After her family is killed by corrupt warlord Aric Athair and his bloodthirsty army of Bullets, Caledonia Styx is left to chart her own course on the dangerous and deadly seas. She captains her ship, the Mors Navis, with a crew of girls and women just like her, whose lives have been turned upside down by Aric and his men. The crew has one misson: stay alive, and take down Aric's armed and armored fleet. But when Caledonia's best friend and second-in-command just barely survives an attack thanks to help from a Bullet looking to defect, Caledonia finds herself questioning whether or not to let him join their crew. Is this boy the key to taking down Aric Athair once and for all...or will he threaten everything the women of the Mors Navis have worked for?
Call Number: YA FIC Par
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2019
Nick Hunter
Description: Presents an introduction to the ocean, covering such topics as ocean explorers of the past, underwater landforms, marine animals, ocean zones, and conservation efforts.
Call Number: J 910.91 Hun
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2019
Nick Cutter
Description: "A strange plague called the 'Gets is decimating humanity on a global scale. It causes people to forget--small things at first, like where they left their keys, then the not-so-small things like how to drive. Then their bodies forget how to function involuntarily, and there is no cure. But now, far below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, an unknown substance hailed as "ambrosia" has been discovered--a universal healer, from initial reports. In order to study this phenomenon, a special research lab, the Trieste, has been built eight miles under the sea's surface. But now the station is unable to communicate with outsiders, and it's up to a brave few to descend through the lightless fathoms in hopes of unraveling the mysteries lurking at those crushing depths"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cut
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2019
Ellen Datlow
Description: Stranded on a desert island, a young man yearns for objects from his past. A local from a small coastal town in England is found dead as the tide goes out. A Norwegian whaling ship is stranded in the Arctic, its crew threatened by mysterious forces. In the nineteenth century, a ship drifts in becalmed waters in the Indian Ocean, those on it haunted by their evil deeds. A surfer turned diver discovers there are things worse than drowning under the sea. Something from the sea is creating monsters on land.
Call Number: FIC Dev
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2019
Robert D Ballard, Will Hively
Call Number: 551.46 Bal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2019
Joanna Cole, Bruce Degen
Description: On another special field trip on the magic school bus, Ms. Frizzle's class learns about the ocean and the different creatures that live there.
Call Number: J 591.92 Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2019
Sebastian Junger, Richard M. Davidson
Description: A book taut with the fury of the elements which depicts the courage, terror, and awe which the men of the fishing vessel "Andrea Gail" faced as they were caught in the grip of a savage force of nature.
Call Number: 974.45 Jun
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2019
S. A. (Stephanie A.) Bodeen
Description: Robbie's last-minute flight to the Midway Atoll proves to be a nightmare when the plane goes down in shark-infested waters, but the real terror begins when the co-pilot Max pulls her onto the raft.
Call Number: YA FIC Bod
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2019
China Miéville
Call Number: FIC Mie
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2019
1937- Avi, Alexandra O'Karma
Description: As the lone "young lady" on a transatlantic voyage in 1832, Charlotte learns that the captain is murderous and the crew rebellious.
Call Number: J FIC Avi
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 22, 2019
Bella Bathurst
Call Number: 910.452 Bat
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2019
Cale Atkinson
Description: Tim, a boy, and Sam, a blue whale lost in the city, both feel unnoticed until they meet, and they become best friends as Tim tries to help Sam get back home.
Call Number: E Atk
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2019
Osamu Tezuka, Eugene Woodbury
Description: The ocean holds many tales. Tales of mermaids, of underwater kingdoms, and of fantastical beasts lurking in the deep. Kazuya sets out to find the truth, but what he finds is a baby. Not just any baby though, the baby Kazuya finds is Triton, the last of a once mighty and proud race of people from the sea. Triton seems human, but unusual and terrible events begin to happen to all those around him. Who is Triton, and why does he bring misfortune to everyone around him?
Call Number: YA FIC Tez
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2019
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July 2019 - Self Help

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We all need a little help now and again. Explore new ways to find a better you with our list of self help books. 

365 Days Of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Book Of Precepts
R. J Palacio
J 808.88 Pal
Off The Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done
Laura Vanderkam
650.11 Van
Be Who You Are
Todd Parr
E Par
Secrets Of An Organized Mom: From The Overflowing Closets To The Chaotic Play Areas : A Room-by-room Guide To Decluttering And Streamlining Your Home For A Happier Family
Barbara Reich
648.5 Rei
Befriending Your Body: A Self-Compassionate Approach To Freeing Yourself From Disordered Eating
Ann Saffi Biasetti
616.8526 Bia
Self Help: Life Lessons From The Bizarre Wrestling Career Of Al Snow
Al/ Williams Snow
ordered 060619
Body Thrive: Uplevel Your Body & Your Life With 10 Habits From Ayurveda & Yoga
Cate Stillman
615.538 Sti
Self-Compassion Step By Step: The Proven Power Of Being Kind To Yourself [Audiobook]
Kristin Neff
158.1 Nef
Calm: Mindfulness For Kids
Wynne Kinder
J 158.12 Kin
The Body Is Not An Apology: The Power Of Radical Self-Love [Audiobook]
Sonya Renee Taylor
158.1 Tay
Choose Wonder Over Worry: Move Beyond Fear And Doubt To Unlock Your Full Potential
Amber Rae
158.1 Rae
The Difference Maker: Making Your Attitude Your Greatest Asset
John C. Maxwell
158.1 Max
Decluttering At The Speed Of Life: Winning Our Never-ending Battle With Stuff [Audiobook]
Dana White
648.5 Whi
The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How To Make Your Life Better (And Other People's Lives Better, Too)
Gretchen Rubin
155.2 Rub
Game Changers: What Leaders, Innovators, And Mavericks Do To Win At Life
Dave Asprey
158.1 Asp
The Kripalu Kitchen: Nourishing Food For Body And Soul: 125 Revitalizing Recipes From The Popular Wellness Retreat
Jeremy Rock Smith, David Joachim, Brian Samuels, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
641.302 Smi
How To Win Friends And Influence People For Teen Girls
Donna Dale Carnegie
YA 158.2 Car
The Playbook: 52 Rules To Aim, Shoot, And Score In This Game Called Life
Kwame Alexander, Thai Neave
J 706.01 Ale
Mindful Eating: A Guide To Rediscovering A Healthy And Joyful Relationship With Food
Jan Chozen Bays
613 Bay
The Warrior Code: 11 Principles To Unleash The Badass Inside Of You
Tee Marie Hanible, Denene Millner
158 Han
Note To Self: Inspiring Words From Inspiring People [Audiobook]
Gayle King
158.1 Kin
You Got This!: Unleash Your Awesomeness, Find Your Path, And Change Your World
Maya Penn
YA 650.1 Pen

R. J Palacio
Description: "A book of precepts, with one saying for each day, from Auggie's teacher Mr. Brown"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 808.88 Pal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 19, 2019
Todd Parr
Description: Picture book encouraging kids to be proud of what makes them unique, where they come from, and how they express themselves and see the world.
Call Number: E Par
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 19, 2019
Ann Saffi Biasetti
Description: People who struggle with disordered eating find themselves in an unrelenting cycle of harsh self-judgment, painful emotions, and harmful behaviors. The body is seen as an enemy, something to struggle with, and they may withdraw from life and become isolated. This holistic approach by Ann Saffi Biasetti focuses on two key areas of growth shared by people who recover successfully: self-compassion and embodiment. This insight, informed by yoga and mindfulness meditation, views the body both as something to be healed or restored, and as a source of great wisdom and knowledge. Biasetti guides readers through nine phases of recovery, with experiential exercises, including yoga-based movement, body-awareness practices, meditations, and reflections (journaling prompts). -- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 616.8526 Bia
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 25, 2019
Cate Stillman
Description: The habits your choose are the difference between stress and radiant longevity. Cate Stillman guides you through 10 essential daily habits rooted in Ayurveda that rejuvenate you and create more ease in your day. Through aligning your daily routines to natural biorhythms, Cate instructs you step by step to catalyze more energy, improve your digestion, cultivate peace of mind, and evolve your habits toward lifelong wellness.--From back cover.
Call Number: 615.538 Sti
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 26, 2019
Wynne Kinder
Description: Shares mindfulness activities that teach children how to focus their thoughts and pay attention, with care, to one moment at a time, including breathing exercises, moving the body to unwind stress, and taking a walk in the woods.
Call Number: J 158.12 Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 26, 2019
Amber Rae
Description: Offers advice to move beyond the fears and doubts that prevent individuals from creating a life that reflects who they truly are and discusses how to rewrite the internal "worry" narratives that hide the best and truest self.
Call Number: 158.1 Rae
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 26, 2019
Dana White
Description: Dana White identifies the mind-sets and emotional challenges that make it difficult to declutter. Then, in her signature humorous approach, she provides workable solutions to break through these struggles and get clutter out for good.
Call Number: 648.5 Whi
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 26, 2019
Dave Asprey
Description: The "Bulletproof Radio" podcaster outlines proven techniques for promoting personal happiness, health, and success in accordance with the examples of today's game changers, from David Perlmutter to Arianna Huffington.
Call Number: 158.1 Asp
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 26, 2019
Donna Dale Carnegie
Call Number: YA 158.2 Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 26, 2019
Jan Chozen Bays
Description: "How mindfulness can restore the healthy relationship with food we were meant to have--with striking effects on disorders such as overeating, anorexia, and bulimia--an extensively revised edition of this bestseller that includes important new data. Apply mindfulness to your relationship with food and you may be surprised to find that eating becomes a source of joy--instead an angst-ridden activity haunted by nutritionally based guilt, calorie-counting, and even more serious problems like eating disorders. For nearly a decade, Jan Bays's guide to eating mindfully has been transforming people's relationship with food--and based on her continued work with those people as well as new data emerging on the topic, she has created this significantly revised and refined version of the original, which contains even more essential information on mindful eating, as well as inspiring new examples from her workshop participants. She shows how to: Tune into your body's own wisdom about what, when, and how much to eat; Eat less while feeling fully satisfied; Identify your habits and patterns with food; Develop a more compassionate attitude toward your struggles with eating; Discover what you're really hungry for. The 75-minute audio program of exercises from the original book has also been revised and will now be available as an audio download"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 613 Bay
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 25, 2019
Gayle King
Description: Gayle King shares her favorite inspiring letters from the popular CBS This Morning segment Note to Self, in which twenty-first century luminaries pen advice and encouragement to the young people they once were.
Call Number: 158.1 Kin
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 25, 2019
Laura Vanderkam
Description: In order to get more done, we must first feel like we have all the time in the world. Often you feel beaten down by all the time you don't seem to have. Vanderkam reveals the seven counter-intuitive principles the most time-free people have adopted. She teaches mindset shifts to help you feel calm on the busiest days and tools to help you get more done without feeling overwhelmed. These strategies can help if your life feels out of control, but they can also help if you want to take your career, your relationships, and your personal happiness to the next level.--From inside dust jacket.
Call Number: 650.11 Van
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 19, 2019
Barbara Reich
Description: A life-changing program for streamlining everything that's weighing you down--from over-stuffed closets to overwhelming social calendars. Barbara Reich has all the strategies necessary for staying ahead of the curve--and in four easy steps that can be applied to any organizing project. The keys to success are simplicity and consistency. Room by room, she takes readers through the most problematic areas in the home and shows readers how to approach organizing in manageable bites--many of which can be dealt with in two hours or less. With each organizing project, she teaches readers how to apply the four steps--1) purge, 2) design, 3) organize, and 4) maintain. And she also reveals how to solve organizing problems that may pop up in the future--from knowing when and how to keep financial papers to how to digitally organize the family's photographs.--Excerpted from publisher.
Call Number: 648.5 Rei
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 19, 2019
Al/ Williams Snow
Call Number: ordered 060619
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 19, 2019
Kristin Neff
Description: "Over the past decade, an overwhelming body of research has shown self-compassion to be a master key to good psychological and physical health... Through six sessions of teachings, Dr. Neff offers guided meditations, experiential practices, and on-the-spot techniques to help you build a strong foundation of self-compassion in your daily life"--Container.
Call Number: 158.1 Nef
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 25, 2019
Sonya Renee Taylor
Description: Humans are a varied and divergent bunch with all manner of beliefs, morals, and bodies. Systems of oppression thrive off our inability to make peace with difference and injure the relationship we have with our own bodies. [This book] offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems. World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength. As we awaken to our own indoctrinated body shame, we feel inspired to awaken others and to interrupt the systems that perpetuate body shame and oppression against all bodies. When we act from this truth on a global scale, we usher in the transformative opportunity of radical self-love, which is the opportunity for a more just, equitable, and compassionate world--for us all.
Call Number: 158.1 Tay
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 26, 2019
John C. Maxwell
Call Number: 158.1 Max
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 26, 2019
Gretchen Rubin
Description: During her investigation into human nature, Gretchen Rubin realized that by asking the seemingly dry question "How do I respond to expectations?" we gain explosive self-knowledge. She discovered that based on their answer, people fit into Four Tendencies: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels. Our Tendency shapes every aspect of our behavior, so using this framework allows us to make better decisions, meet deadlines, suffer less stress, and engage more effectively.
Call Number: 155.2 Rub
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 19, 2019
Jeremy Rock Smith, David Joachim, Brian Samuels, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
Description: An illustrated cookbook featuring 125 delicious, easy-to-prepare, revitalizing, and detoxifying recipes from the executive chef at the yoga-based healing and education center, the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, in the Berkshire mountains of western Massachusetts. Guests flock there to deepen their yoga practice and also to experience the healing power of its famously delicious food. Jeremy Rock Smith embraces a mindful approach to eating and a seasonal approach to cooking. Here he offers easy-to-follow mouthwatering recipes, dozens of variations, and countless smart eating strategies designed for a variety of dietary preferences. Honoring the wisdom of Ayurvedic healing practices, The Kripalu Kitchen also includes a simple test to determine your personal nutrition profile, or dosha, and every recipe is marked to guide you toward the optimal diet for your type.
Call Number: 641.302 Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 26, 2019
Kwame Alexander, Thai Neave
Description: The Playbook is intended to provide inspiration on the court of life. Each rule contains wisdom from inspiring athletes and role models such as Nelson Mandela, Serena Williams, LeBron James, Carli Lloyd, Steph Curry and Michelle Obama. Kwame Alexander also provides his own poetic and uplifting words, as he shares stories of overcoming obstacles and winning games in this motivational and inspirational book just right for graduates of any age and anyone needing a little encouragement.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 706.01 Ale
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 19, 2019
Tee Marie Hanible, Denene Millner
Description: Former Marine Gunnery Sergeant Tee Marie Hanible tells the story of how she became a warrior ... and how you can do it too. She serves up eleven principles to awaken your inner badass and thrive in the face of adversity. After surviving the death of her father, enduring foster care and being expelled from school, Tee joined military reform school, where she began uncovering her inner warrior. As part of one of the first female classes of recruits to complete the Marine Corps Crucible and the Marine Combat Training, and as the only woman to deploy with her unit to Iraq in 2003, Tee tested her mettle and learned the key to becoming an unbreakable woman. The Warrior Code will help you understand that things can beat us back from realizing our true potential, but the key is finding the way to realize one's own innate strength.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 158 Han
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 26, 2019
Maya Penn
Description: "Everyone is talking about the entrepreneur, animator, eco-designer, and girls' rights activist Maya Penn. Her TEDWomen Talk has been viewed over 1,200,000 million times (and is one of the top 15 TEDWomen Talks of all time). Now this amazing teenager has written an inspirational handbook for teens and young adults to help them discover their passions and maximize their full potential for a creative, successful life,"--Amazon.com.
Call Number: YA 650.1 Pen
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 26, 2019
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June 2019 - Staff Picks!

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This June, the Year in Reading theme in staff picks! These are the gems our librarians love! Give them a try, and let us know what you think.

A Pocket Full Of Rye [Audiobook]
Agatha Christie, Richard E. Grant, Inc Blackstone Audio, Harper Audio (Firm), Inc Recorded Books
FIC Chr
The House At The Edge Of Night: A Novel
Catherine Banner
FIC Ban
All The Rage: A Novel
Courtney Summers
YA FIC Sum
The Negotiation
Tyler Anne Snell
FIC Sne
Blood Red Kiss
Kresley Cole, Larissa Ione, Gena Showalter, Kresley. Warlord wants forever Cole, Larissa. Forsaken by night Ione
FIC Blo
The Porcupine Year
Louise Erdrich
J FIC Erd
City Of Fortune: How Venice Ruled The Seas
Roger Crowley
945.311 Cro
The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write
Sabrina Mahfouz
820.9 Thi
Hi, Fly Guy!
Tedd Arnold
Ei Arn
The Walls Around Us Nova Ren Suma.
Nova Ren Suma
YA FIC Sum
Hiss And Hers [Audiobook]
M. C Beaton, Davina Porter, AudioGO (Firm)
FIC Bea
Threshold: A Novel Of Deep Time
Caitlín R Kiernan
FIC Kie
Last Night In Twisted River [Large Print]
John Irving
LP FIC Irv
Under The Banner Of Heaven: A Story Of Violent Faith [Audiobook]
Jon Krakauer, Scott Brick
289.33 Kra
Our Tragic Universe
Scarlett Thomas
FIC Tho
Virgil Wander [Large Print]
Leif Enger
LP FIC Eng
Part Of Your World: A Twisted Tale
Liz Braswell
YA FIC Bra

Agatha Christie, Richard E. Grant, Inc Blackstone Audio, Harper Audio (Firm), Inc Recorded Books
Description: After wealthy financier Rex Fortescue's sudden death, grains of rye are inexplicably found in his pocket. The coroner's verdict is death by poisoning, yet only one of the dead man's relatives seems upset. The others all have motives to want the old man dead. When two more members of the Fortescue household are murdered, Miss Marple enters the case. But is one bizarre clue--the pocket full of rye--enough to solve the strangest case of her career?
Call Number: FIC Chr
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 22, 2019
Courtney Summers
Description: After being assaulted by the sheriff's son, Kellan Turner, Romy Grey was branded a liar and bullied by former friends, finding refuge only in the diner where she works outside of town, but when a girl with ties to both Romy and Kellan goes missing and news of him assaulting another girl gets out, Romy must decide whether to speak out again or risk having more girls hurt.
Call Number: YA FIC Sum
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2019
Kresley Cole, Larissa Ione, Gena Showalter, Kresley. Warlord wants forever Cole, Larissa. Forsaken by night Ione
Description: The Warlord Wants Forever: Vampire Nikolai Wroth will stop at nothing to find his Bride, the one woman who can make his heart beat again. He can hardly believe when Myst the Coveted, a beautiful Valkyrie, awakens him, body and soul. She has eluded him for years, but he finally has power over her. Now, he will make her pay for the agonizing lust she subjected him to for half a decade...But is it really a punishment for Myst, or a fulfillment of her own deepest wants?Forsaken by Night: Tehya has spent the last twelve years as an accidental wolf, but is truly a vampire at heart. When she gets injured, Lobo takes her inside MoonBound's headquarters and nurses her back to health. But when Tehya wakes up and returns to her original form, it sets off a dangerous chain of events that may very well end in the death of the vampire she loves--but who thinks of her as a complete stranger.Dark Swan: Lilica Swan isn't quite human or otherworlder; she is the best--and worst--of both. She is willing to do whatever proves necessary to save her sister from the seductive and deadly Alien Investigation and Removal agent, Dallas Gutierrez, even bond her life to his...effectively wedding him. But without consummation, the bond will fade. Can Dallas resist his insatiable desire for the powerful beauty? Or will she lead to his ultimate downfall?
Call Number: FIC Blo
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2019
Roger Crowley
Call Number: 945.311 Cro
Format: Book
Date Added: May 24, 2019
Tedd Arnold
Description: When Buzz captures a fly to enter in The Amazing Pet Show, his parents and the judges tell him that a fly cannot be a pet, but Fly Guy proves them wrong.
Call Number: Ei Arn
Format: Book
Date Added: May 24, 2019
M. C Beaton, Davina Porter, AudioGO (Firm)
Description: Having fallen hopelessly in love with local gardener George Marston, a shameless Agatha Raisin donates the money for a charity ball in the hope of dancing with him, only to discover that he has been murdered by a killer who caused him to be bitten by a poisonous snake.
Call Number: FIC Bea
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 22, 2019
John Irving
Description: In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, an anxious twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constable's girlfriend for a bear. Both the twelve-year-old and his father become fugitives, forced to run from Coos County to Boston, to southern Vermont, to Toronto, pursued by the implacable constable. Their lone protector is a fiercely libertarian logger, once a river driver, who befriends them in this tale that spans five decades.
Call Number: LP FIC Irv
Format: Large Print
Date Added: May 22, 2019
Scarlett Thomas
Description: "Meg Carpenter is broke. Her novel is years overdue. So when a book called The Science of Living Forever lands on her desk, she jumps at the chance to review it, starting on a labyrinthine journey that takes her from mysterious beasts of the moor to forest fairies to ships in bottles, New Age theories of everything to physics to narrative theory, and forces her to ask: Does anyone really want to live forever?"--P.[4] of cover.
Call Number: FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: May 24, 2019
Liz Braswell
Description: What if Ariel had never defeated Ursula? It's been five years since the infamous sea witch defeated the little mermaid...and took King Triton's life in the process. Ariel is now the voiceless queen of Atlantica, while Ursula runs Prince Eric's kingdom on land. But when Ariel discovers that her father might still be alive, she finds herself returning to a world--and a prince--she never imagined she would see again.-- from book jacket.
Call Number: YA FIC Bra
Format: Book
Date Added: May 24, 2019
Catherine Banner
Description: Castellamare is an island far enough away from the mainland to be forgotten, but not far enough to escape from the world's troubles. At the center of the island's life is a cafe draped with bougainvillea called the House at the Edge of Night, where the community gathers to gossip and talk. Amedeo Esposito, a foundling from Florence, finds his destiny on the island with his beautiful wife, Pina, whose fierce intelligence, grace, and unwavering love guide her every move. An indiscretion tests their marriage, and their children - three sons and an inquisitive daughter - grow up and struggle with both humanity's cruelty and its capacity for love and mercy.
Call Number: FIC Ban
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2019
Tyler Anne Snell
Description: When Rachel Roberts is nearly abducted, she makes a panicked call to the one man she can trust. Lawman Dane Jones will do anything to protect his best friend's widow. Plagued by the guilt he bears over the man's tragic death and his undeclared love for Rachel, Dane must confront his past in order to stop a madman. Their lives - and their futures - depend on it.
Call Number: FIC Sne
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2019
Louise Erdrich
Description: In 1852, forced by the United States government to leave their beloved Island of the Golden Breasted Woodpecker, fourteen-year-old Omokayas and her Ojibwe family travel in search of a new home.
Call Number: J FIC Erd
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2019
Sabrina Mahfouz
Description: From established literary heavyweights to emerging spoken word artists, the writers in this collection blow away the narrow image of the 'Muslim Woman'. Hear from users of Islamic Tinder, a disenchanted Maulana working as a TV chat show host and a plastic surgeon blackmailed by MI6. Follow the career of an actress with Middle-Eastern heritage whose dreams of playing a ghostbuster spiral into repeat castings as a jihadi bride. Among stories of honour killings and ill-fated love in besieged locations, we also find heart-warming connections and powerful challenges to the status quo. These stories transcend time and place revealing just how varied the search for belonging can be.
Call Number: 820.9 Thi
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2019
Nova Ren Suma
Description: Orianna and Violet are ballet dancers and best friends, but when the ballerinas who have been harassing Violet are murdered, Orianna is accused of the crime and sent to a juvenile detention center where she meets Amber and they experience supernatural events linking the girls together.
Call Number: YA FIC Sum
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2019
Caitlín R Kiernan
Call Number: FIC Kie
Format: Book
Date Added: May 24, 2019
Jon Krakauer, Scott Brick
Call Number: 289.33 Kra
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 24, 2019
Leif Enger
Description: Midwestern movie house owner Virgil Wander is "cruising along at medium altitude" when his car flies off the road into icy Lake Superior. Virgil survives but his language and memory are altered and he emerges into a world no longer familiar to him. Awakening in this new life, Virgil begins to piece together his personal history and the lore of his broken town, with the help of a cast of affable and curious locals--from Rune, a twinkling, pipe-smoking, kite-flying stranger investigating the mystery of his disappeared son; to Nadine, the reserved, enchanting wife of the vanished man; to Tom, a journalist and Virgil's oldest friend; and various members of the Pea family who must confront tragedies of their own. Into this community returns a shimmering prodigal son who may hold the key to reviving their town.
Call Number: LP FIC Eng
Format: Large Print
Date Added: May 24, 2019
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May 2019: Chills and Thrills

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This month, we've got an excellent selection of books to chill and thrill you. Things that go bump in the night, creepy people who put you on edge, we've got it all in our Year in Reading selection for May. 

#Murdertrending
Gretchen McNeil
YA FIC McN
The Birthday Party Of No Return!
R. L Stine
J FIC Sti
Behind Closed Doors: A Novel [Audiobook]
B. A. Paris
FIC Par
The Darkdeep
Allyson Braithwaite Condie, Brendan Reichs
J FIC Con
Claymore. 01, Silver-Eyed Slayer
Norihiro Yagi
FIC Yag
The Kind Worth Killing
Peter Swanson
FIC Swa
Just Take My Heart
Mary Higgins Clark
FIC Cla
The Little Stranger
Sarah Waters
FIC Wat
Room: A Novel
Emma Donoghue
FIC Don
The President Has Been Shot!: True Stories Of The Attacks On Ten U.S. Presidents
Rebecca C Jones
J 973.099 Jon
S.T.A.G.S.
M. A. Bennett
YA FIC Ben
The Wife Between Us [Large Print]
Greer Hendricks, Michael. Pela
LP FIC Hen
Shutter Island
Dennis Lehane
FIC Leh
The Wilderness Of Ruin: A Tale Of Madness, Fire, And The Hunt For America's Youngest Serial Killer
Roseanne Montillo
364.1523 Mon
Sister, Sister
Sue Fortin
FIC For
Treasure Hunters [Audiobook]
James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein, Bryan Kennedy
J FIC Pat
Something Wicked This Way Comes [Large Print]
Ray Bradbury
LP SF Bra
Tweak: Growing Up On Methamphetamines [Audiobook]
Nic Sheff, Paul Michael Garcia, Blackstone Audiobooks
362.299 She

Gretchen McNeil
Description: Falsely accused of murdering her stepsister, seventeen-year-old Dee fights to survive paid assassins on Alcatraz 2.0, the most popular prison on social media.
Call Number: YA FIC McN
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
B. A. Paris
Description: Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You might not want to like them, but you do. You'd like to get to know Grace better. But it's difficult, because you realise Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love. Others might ask why Grace never answers the phone. Or how she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn't work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. And why there are bars on one of the bedroom windows. Sometimes, the perfect marriage is the perfect lie.
Call Number: FIC Par
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
Norihiro Yagi
Description: A village is threatened by monsters called "Yoma". The Claymore warrior who is sent to slay the creature is unexpectedly a woman who seems more monster than human herself.
Call Number: FIC Yag
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
Mary Higgins Clark
Description: Emily Wallace, an attractive thirty-two-year-old assistant prosecutor and heart-transplant recipient, is given a plum assignment--the murder trial of theatrical agent Gregg Aldrich, accused of murdering his wife. During the trial, Emily experiences sentiments that defy all reason and continue after Gregg Aldrich's fate is decided by the jury. In the meantime, she does not realize that her own life is now at risk.
Call Number: FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
Emma Donoghue
Description: Narrator Jack and his mother, who was kidnapped seven years earlier when she was a 19-year-old college student, celebrate his fifth birthday. They live in a tiny, 11-foot-square soundproofed cell in a converted shed in the kidnapper's yard. The sociopath, whom Jack has dubbed Old Nick, visits at night, grudgingly doling out food and supplies. But Ma, as Jack calls her, proves to be resilient and resourceful--and attempts a nail-biting escape.
Call Number: FIC Don
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
M. A. Bennett
Description: A scholarship student at prestigious St. Aidan the Great School (STAGS), Greer is delighted by an invitation to an exclusive weekend of "huntin' shootin' fishin'" until she learns she and the other misfits are the prey.
Call Number: YA FIC Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
Dennis Lehane
Description: Summer, 1954. U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels has come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Along with his partner, Chuck Aule, he sets out to find an escaped patient, a murderess named Rachel Solando, as a hurricane bears down upon them. But nothing at Ashecliffe Hospital is what it seems. And neither is Teddy Daniels. Is he there to find a missing patient? Or has he been sent to look into rumors of Ashecliffe's radical approach to psychiatry? An approach that may include drug experimentation, hideous surgical trials, and lethal countermoves in the shadow war against Soviet brainwashing. . . Or is there another, more personal reason why he has come there? As the investigation deepens, the questions only mount: How has a barefoot woman escaped the island from a locked room? Who is leaving clues in the form of cryptic codes? Why is there no record of a patient committed there just one year before? What really goes on in Ward C? Why is an empty lighthouse surrounded by an electrified fence and armed guards? The closer Teddy and Chuck get to the truth, the more elusive it becomes, and the more they begin to believe that they may never leave Shutter Island. Because someone is trying to drive them insane. . . .
Call Number: FIC Leh
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
Sue Fortin
Description: "Alice: Beautiful, kind, manipulative, liar. Clare: Intelligent, loyal, paranoid, jealous. Clare thinks Alice is a manipulative liar who is trying to steal her life. Alice thinks Clare is jealous of her long-lost return and place in their family. One of them is telling the truth. The other is a maniac. Two sisters. One truth" -- provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC For
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
Ray Bradbury
Call Number: LP SF Bra
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
R. L Stine
Description: "Lee Hargrove only wants one thing-to win a scholarship to Summer Sports Camp. His school is holding a competition and the winner gets to attend the camp for free. Lee is one of the favorites to win along with his friend Corey "Lucky Duck" Duckworth and another athletic classmate, Laura Grodin. Laura is good...for a girl, but how can anyone compete with Corey's good-luck streak? Lee has an idea and he's about to give Corey an unforgettable birthday present that will really get the party started!"--P. 4 of cover.
Call Number: J FIC Sti
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
Allyson Braithwaite Condie, Brendan Reichs
Description: Middle-schoolers Nico, Tyler, Ella, and Opal discover a hidden island in a forbidden cove that appears uninhabited, but something ancient has awakened knowing their wishes, dreams, and darkest secrets.
Call Number: J FIC Con
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
Peter Swanson
Description: "On a night flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the stunning and mysterious Lily Kintner. Sharing one too many martinis, the strangers begin to play a game of truth, revealing very intimate details about themselves. Ted talks about his marriage that's going stale and his wife Miranda, who he's sure is cheating on him. But their game turns a little darker when Ted jokes that he could kill Miranda for what she's done. Lily, without missing a beat, says calmly, ''I'd like to help.'' Back in Boston, Ted and Lily's twisted bond grows stronger as they begin to plot Miranda's demise"--FantasticFiction.com.
Call Number: FIC Swa
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
Sarah Waters
Description: Dr. Faraday is the son of a maid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. One dusty post-war summer in his home of rural Warwickshire, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the once grand Georgian house is now in decline. But are the Ayres haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life? Little does Dr. Farady know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become entwined with his.
Call Number: FIC Wat
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
Rebecca C Jones
Call Number: J 973.099 Jon
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
Greer Hendricks, Michael. Pela
Description: The divorce has just become final, and Richard is already engaged to someone. One woman is determined to change that situation-- no matter what it takes. Soon a tangle of lies binds her life with those of Richard and his new fiancée. A tangle of lies-- that hide some dangerous truths.
Call Number: LP FIC Hen
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
Roseanne Montillo
Description: Documents a series of child abductions against the backdrop of the Great Boston Fire of 1872, and the discovery of the teenaged killer that sparked a system-changing investigation and influential debates among the world's most revered medical minds.
Call Number: 364.1523 Mon
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein, Bryan Kennedy
Description: "Bick Kidd's parents were world-famous treasure hunters--until they mysteriously disappeared. Now he and the rest of the Kidds--Beck, Tommy, and Storm--have to finish their mom and dad's last major mission-- before it finishes them"--Container.
Call Number: J FIC Pat
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
Nic Sheff, Paul Michael Garcia, Blackstone Audiobooks
Description: The author details his immersion in a world of hardcore drugs, revealing the mental and physical depths of addiction, and the violent relapse one summer in California that forever changed his life, leading him down the road to recovery.
Call Number: 362.299 She
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
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