A Year In Reading

February 2018: Lovers and Fighters

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For this month's Year in Reading challenge, explore the dual sides of passion. Will you let love consume your reading? Or contention? 

A Daughter's Homecoming
Ginny Aiken
FIC Aik
Night Hawk
Beverly Jenkins
FIC Jen
A Doctor For The Nanny
Leigh Bale
FIC Bal
Prime Minister
Ainsley Booth, Sadie Haller
FIC Boo
A Hymn Before Battle
John Ringo
FIC Rin
Romeo And Juliet
William Shakespeare, Kent Richmond
822.3 R4
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter [Audiobook]
Seth Grahame-Smith, Scott Holst
FIC Gra
Sisterhood Of The Squared Circle : The History And Rise Of Women's Wrestling
Pat Laprade, Dan (Journalist) Murphy
796.812 Lap
Air Combat : An Oral History Of Fighter Pilots
Robert F Dorr
358.434 Dor
Ten Ways To Be Adored When Landing A Lord
Sarah MacLean
FIC Mac
Anna And The French Kiss
Stephanie Perkins
YA FIC Per
The Fair Fight : A Novel
Anna Freeman
FIC Fre
Arena
Holly Jennings
FIC Jen
The Great War : A Combat History Of The First World War
Peter Hart
940.4 Har
Borderlands: Origins
Mikey Neumann, Agustin Proilla
FIC Neu
The Love Interest
Cale Dietrich
YA FIC Die
Fighters In The Shadows : A New History Of The French Resistance
Robert Gildea
940.5344 Gil
The Man Plan
Tracy Anne Warren
FIC War
Girl In The Arena: A Novel Containing Intense Prolonged Sequences Of Disaster And Peril
Lise Haines
YA FIC Hai
The Power Of One
Bryce Courtenay
FIC Cou
Half A King
Joe Abercrombie
FIC Abe
The Rising Tide: A Novel Of World War II [Audiobook]
Jeff Shaara, Paul Michael
FIC Sha
Jane Steele: A Confession [Large Print]
Lyndsay Faye
LP FIC Fay
The Soldier's Scoundrel
Cat Sebastian
FIC Seb
Let's Talk About Love
Claire Kann
YA FIC ordered 010418
To Me I Wed
K. M Jackson
FIC Jac
Modern Lovers
Emma Straub
FIC Str

Ginny Aiken
Description: Gabriella Carlini moves home to Lyndon Point, Washington to help her family save their restaurant. She's spent her adult life avoiding her heritage. What she needs is a new chef to take the heat off her. Talented and experienced, Zachary Davenport seems to be the answer to her prayers.
Call Number: FIC Aik
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Leigh Bale
Description: As Little Horn, Texas, prepares for Thanksgiving, Dr. Tyler Grainger tries to count his blessings. One of those blessings is Eva Brooks, the new nanny for his deceased sister's baby.
Call Number: FIC Bal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
John Ringo
Description: With the Earth in the path of the rapcious Posleen, the peaceful and friendly races of the Galactic Federation offer their resources to help the backward Terrans-for a price: Humanity now has three words to defend. As Earth's armies rush into battle and special operations units scout alien worlds, the humans begin to learn a valuable lesson: You can protect yourself from your enemies, but may the Lord save you from your allies.
Call Number: FIC Rin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Seth Grahame-Smith, Scott Holst
Description: In this alternative-history bloodbath, Seth Grahame-Smith reconstructs the life of America's greatest president. Here, when young Abe learns that his mother's death is actually the result of a vampire attack, he vows to cleanse the country of the undead scourge.
Call Number: FIC Gra
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Robert F Dorr
Call Number: 358.434 Dor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Stephanie Perkins
Description: When Anna's romance-novelist father sends her to an elite American boarding school in Paris for her senior year of high school, she reluctantly goes, and meets an amazing boy who becomes her best friend, in spite of the fact that they both want something more.
Call Number: YA FIC Per
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Holly Jennings
Description: "The RAGE tournaments--the Virtual Gaming League's elite competition where the best gamers in the world compete in a no-holds-barred fight to the digital death. Every bloody kill is broadcast to millions. Every player is a modern gladiator--leading a life of ultimate fame, responsible only for entertaining the masses. And though their weapons and armor are digital, the pain is real. Chosen to be the first female captain in RAGE tournament history, Kali Ling is at the top of the world--until one of her teammates overdoses. Now, she must confront the truth about the tournament. Because it is much more than a game--and even in the real world, not everything is as it seems. The VGL hides dark secrets. And the only way to change the rules is to fight from the inside."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Jen
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Mikey Neumann, Agustin Proilla
Description: Explains how Roland got on the bus with Mordecai, Lilith, and Brick. It also looks at the soldiers of Crimson Lance and what made him leave their ranks and search for the Vault.
Call Number: FIC Neu
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Robert Gildea
Description: "The French Resistance has an iconic status in the struggle to liberate Nazi-occupied Europe, but its story is entangled in myths. Gaining a true understanding of the Resistance means recognizing how its image has been carefully curated through a combination of French politics and pride, ever since jubilant crowds celebrated Paris's liberation in August 1944. Robert Gildea's penetrating history of resistance in France during World War II sweeps aside "the French Resistance" of a thousand clichés, showing that much more was at stake than freeing a single nation from Nazi tyranny. As Fighters in the Shadows makes clear, French resistance was part of a Europe-wide struggle against fascism, carried out by an extraordinarily diverse group: not only French men and women but Spanish Republicans, Italian anti-fascists, French and foreign Jews, British and American agents, and even German opponents of Hitler. In France, resistance skirted the edge of civil war between right and left, pitting non-communists who wanted to drive out the Germans and eliminate the Vichy regime while avoiding social revolution at all costs against communist advocates of national insurrection. In French colonial Africa and the Near East, battle was joined between de Gaulle's Free French and forces loyal to Vichy before they combined to liberate France. Based on a riveting reading of diaries, memoirs, letters, and interviews of contemporaries, Fighters in the Shadows gives authentic voice to the resisters themselves, revealing the diversity of their struggles for freedom in the darkest hours of occupation and collaboration."--Publisher's description.
Call Number: 940.5344 Gil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Lise Haines
Description: In Massachusetts, eighteen-year-old Lyn, who has grown up in the public eye as the daughter of seven gladiators, wants nothing less than to follow her mother's path, but her only way of avoiding marriage to the warrior who killed her last stepfather may be to face him in the arena.
Call Number: YA FIC Hai
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Joe Abercrombie
Description: Prince Yarvi has vowed to regain a throne he never wanted. But first he must survive cruelty, chains, and the bitter waters of the Shattered Sea. And he must do it all with only one good hand. Born a weakling in the eyes of his father, Yarvi is alone in a world where a strong arm and a cold heart rule. He cannot grip a shield or swing an axe, so he must sharpen his mind to a deadly edge. Gathering a strange fellowship of the outcast and the lost, he finds they can do more to help him become the man he needs to be than any court of nobles could. But even with loyal friends at his side, Yarvi finds that his path may end as it began--in twists, and traps, and tragedy.
Call Number: FIC Abe
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Lyndsay Faye
Description: A sensitive orphan, Jane Steele suffers first at the hands of her spiteful aunt and predatory cousin, then at a grim school where she fights for her very life until escaping to London, leaving the corpses of her tormentors behind her. After years of hiding from the law, Jane discovers her aunt has died and her childhood home has a new master: Mr. Charles Thornfield, who seeks a governess. Jane takes the position incognito, and falls in love with the fascinating but caustic Mr. Thornfield, an army doctor returned from the Sikh Wars. Can she possess him -- body, soul, and secrets -- without revealing her own murderous past?
Call Number: LP FIC Fay
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Claire Kann
Call Number: YA FIC ordered 010418
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Emma Straub
Description: "Friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring. Back in the band's heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose--about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them--can never be reclaimed."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Str
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Beverly Jenkins
Description: Since Ian Vance's beloved wife was murdered years ago, the hardened bounty hunter knows he'll never feel love or tenderness again, so he's made it his mission to ensure others get their justice. But when he's charged with delivering a sharp-eyed beauty to the law, Ian can't help but feel he may still have something left to lose. Orphaned at twelve, Maggie Freeman has always found her way out of trouble. But now there's a vigilante mob at her back who would like nothing more than to see her hang for a crime she didn't commit. Maggie may have to accept help for the first time in her life, even if it's from the one man standing between her and freedom. As the past closes in, the sassy prisoner and toughened lawman may just find a passion between them that could bring blinding happiness, if they'll let it.
Call Number: FIC Jen
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Ainsley Booth, Sadie Haller
Description: "Gavin: Ellie Montague is smart, sensitive, and so gorgeous it hurts to look at her. She's also an intern in my office. The office of the Prime Minister of Canada. That's me. The PM. She calls me that because when she calls me Sir, I get hard and she gets flustered, and as long as she's my intern, I can't twist my hands in her strawberry-blonde hair and show her what else I'd like her to do with that pretty pink mouth. Ellie: How much I like the PM varies on a daily basis. He's intense, controlling, and a perfectionist in every way--and he demands the same of his staff. How much I want him never wavers. There's something about him that tugs at me deep inside, and makes me wish that just once he'd cross the line in a late night work session. I'd take that secret to the grave if it meant I got a taste of the barely restrained beast inside him."--back cover.
Call Number: FIC Boo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
William Shakespeare, Kent Richmond
Call Number: 822.3 R4
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Pat Laprade, Dan (Journalist) Murphy
Description: Documenting the rise of women's wrestling from sideshow to WWE main event. Sisterhood of the Squared Circle presents the history of women's wrestling, from the carnival circuit of the late 1800s to today's popular matches. With more than 100 wrestler profiles, find out how backstage politics, real-life grudges, and personalities shaped the business. The careers of many well-known trailblazers, including Mildred Burke, the Fabulous Moolah, Mae Young, Penny Banner, Wendi Richter, Trish Stratus, Chyna, and Lita, are celebrated alongside today's stars, like Charlotte, Sasha Banks, and Bayley. The exploration of women's wrestling worldwide includes chapters on Japan, Mexico, England, and Australia.--From statement provided by publisher..
Call Number: 796.812 Lap
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Sarah MacLean
Description: Since being named "London's Lord to Land" by a popular ladies" magazine, Nicholas St. John has been relentlessly pursued by every matrimony-minded female in the ton. So when an opportunity to escape fashionable society presents itself, he eagerly jumps only to land in the path of the most determined, damnably delicious woman he's ever met! The daughter of a titled wastrel, Lady Isabel Townsend has too many secrets and too little money. Though she is used to taking care of herself quite handily, her father's recent passing has left Isabel at sea and in need of outside help to protect her young brother's birthright. The sinfully handsome, eminently eligible Lord Nicholas could be the very salvation she seeks. But the lady must be wary and not do anything reckless and foolish like falling madly, passionately in love.
Call Number: FIC Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Anna Freeman
Description: "Born in a brothel, Ruth doesn't expect much for herself beyond abuse. While her sister's beauty affords a certain degree of comfort, Ruth's harsh looks set her on a path of drudgery. That is until she meets pugilist patron Granville Dryer and discovers her true calling--fighting bare knuckles in the prize rings of Bristol. Manor-born Charlotte has a different cross to bear. Scarred by smallpox, stifled by her social and romantic options, and trapped in twisted power games with her wastrel brother, she is desperate for an escape. After a disastrous, life-changing fight sidelines Ruth, the two women meet, and it alters the perspectives of both of them"--FantasticFiction.com.
Call Number: FIC Fre
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Peter Hart
Description: World War One altered the nature of warfare and changed the landscape of the modern world. Hart's combat history of the conflict seeks to understand the direct consequences of the event that began a century ago.
Call Number: 940.4 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Cale Dietrich
Description: In a secret organization that cultivates teenage spies, the stakes are high for two agents, Caden and Dylan, whose mission to compete for a girl destined for great power becomes complicated when Caden finds himself falling in love with his competition.
Call Number: YA FIC Die
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 26, 2017
Tracy Anne Warren
Description: When she moves into his Manhattan apartment building, Ivy Grayson determines to make billionaire financier James Jordon, whom she has loved since she was fifteen, see her as a desirable woman instead of a little girl.
Call Number: FIC War
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Bryce Courtenay
Description: Follows Peekay, a white British boy in South Africa during World War II, between the ages of five and eleven, as he survives an abusive boarding school and goes on to succeed in life and in the boxing ring.
Call Number: FIC Cou
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Jeff Shaara, Paul Michael
Description: World War II through the eyes of Pvt. Jack Logan, a tank gunner, and Sgt. Jesse Adams, a paratrooper, during the fall of 1942 through the spring of 1943.
Call Number: FIC Sha
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Cat Sebastian
Description: A scoundrel who lives in the shadows. Jack Turner grew up in the darkness of London's slums, born into a life of crime and willing to do anything to keep his belly full and his siblings safe. Now he uses the tricks and schemes of the underworld to help those who need the kind of assistance only a scoundrel can provide. His distrust of the nobility runs deep and his services do not extend to the gorgeous high-born soldier who personifies everything Jack will never be. A soldier untarnished by vice. After the chaos of war, Oliver Rivington craves the safe predictability of a gentleman's life--one that doesn't include sparring with a ne'er-do-well who flouts the law at every turn. But Jack tempts Oliver like no other man has before. Soon his yearning for the unapologetic criminal is only matched by Jack's pleasure in watching his genteel polish crumble every time they're together.--back cover.
Call Number: FIC Seb
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
K. M Jackson
Call Number: FIC Jac
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
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January 2018: Wild Reads

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To team up with our Winter Reading Program, check out these wild reads and transport yourself to a wilder place and time.

Among The Headhunters: An Extraordinary World War II Story Of Survival In The Burmese Jungle
Robert Lyman
940.5449 Lym
Stephen Coonts' Deep Black
Stephen Coonts, Jim DeFelice
FIC Coo
Dead Reckoning
Mercedes Lackey, Rosemary Edghill
YA FIC Lac
Summer Of Love: Art Of The Psychedelic Era
Christoph Grunenberg
709.046 Sum
Decked
Carol Higgins Clark
FIC Cla
The Coldman Cometh: A Family's Adventure In The Alaska Bush
R. A Durr
979.8 Dur
Elusive Salvation
Dayton Ward
FIC War
The Last Witchfinder
James Morrow
FIC Mor
Exit Strategy
Kelley Armstrong
FIC Arm
The Mad Scientist's Guide To World Domination: Original Short Fiction For The Modern Evil Genius
John Joseph Adams
FIC Mad
Four Against The Arctic: Shipwrecked For Six Years At The Top Of The World
David Roberts
919.81 Rob
The Rig
Joe Ducie
YA FIC Duc
Frankenstein [Audiobook]
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, George Guidall
FIC She
The Weekenders [Large Print]
Mary Kay Andrews
LP FIC And
Gentleman Captain [Large Print]
J. D Davies
LP FIC Dav
The Wild Book
Margarita Engle
YA FIC Eng
Hidden Cities: Travels To The Secret Corners Of The World's Great Metropolises : A Memoir Of Urban Exploration
Moses Gates
910.9173 Gat
The Wilding
C. S Friedman
FIC Fri
Hush
Cherry Adair
FIC Ada
Them Bones
Carolyn Haines
FIC Hai
Into The Wild
Beth Ciotta
FIC Cio
Tropical Fantasy
Monica McKayhan
FIC McK
Once In A Lifetime Trips: The World's 50 Most Extraordinary And Memorable Travel Experiences
Chris Santella
910.4 San
While Beauty Slept
Elizabeth Canning Blackwell
FIC Bla
Pecked To Death By Ducks
Tim Cahill
814 Cah
Wild
Alex Mallory
YA FIC Mal
Revenge And The Wild
Michelle Modesto
YA FIC Mod
Wild Cards I
George R. R. Martin
FIC Wil
Savage Hunger
Terry Spear
FIC Spe
Wild Edibles: A Practical Guide To Foraging, With Easy Identification Of 60 Edible Plants And 67 Recipes
Sergei Boutenko
581.632 Bou
Seeing Further: The Story Of Science & The Royal Society
Bill Bryson, Jon Turney
506.041 See
Wild Sex: The Science Behind Mating In The Animal Kingdom
Carin Bondar
591.562 Bon

Robert Lyman
Description: Flying the notorious "Hump" route between India and China in 1943, a twin engine Curtiss-Wright C-46 plane suffered engine failure and crashed over the mountainous, remote border country. Among the passengers and crew were CBS journalist Eric Sevareid, a Soviet double-agent posing as an OSS operative, and General "Vinegar Joe" Stillwell's personal political adviser. Against the odds, all but one of the twenty-one people on the doomed aircraft survived. But they fell from the frying pan into the fire. Disentangling themselves from their chutes the shocked survivors discovered that they had arrived in wild country dominated by a tribe with a reason to hate white men. The Nagas were notorious headhunters who routinely practiced slavery and human sacrifice, their specialty being the removal of enemy heads. And Japanese soldiers lay close by too, with their own brand of a special hatred for American flyers. Among the Headhunters is the first-ever account of this true World War II story of the adventures of these men among the Naga warriors, their sustenance from the air by the USAAF, and ultimate rescue by a military expedition. In this meeting two very different worlds collided, American and Naga. The young, exuberant apostles of the vast industrial democracy of the United States came face-to-face with an ancient race determined to preserve their local power, based on head-hunting and slaving traditions--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 940.5449 Lym
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Mercedes Lackey, Rosemary Edghill
Description: In 1867 Texas, Jett, a girl passing as a boy while seeking her long-lost twin brother, joins forces with Honoraria Gibbons, an inventor, and White Fox, a young Army scout, to investigate a zombie army that is terrorizing the West.
Call Number: YA FIC Lac
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Carol Higgins Clark
Description: The daughter of a successful mystery writer and a P.I. with pizzazz, Regan Reilly is attending her class reunion at St. Polycarp's England, when the long-dead body of her former roommate turns up under the bushes. It's a case Regan would love to solve, but a prior commitment puts her on a transatlantic cruise. She shouldn't have fretted. The clues to the crime are following her on the Queen Guinevere. Here, on a ship awash with secret lovers, a fortune hunter, a jewel thief and an assassin, Regan is sailing home - and into the hands of a young girl's killer.
Call Number: FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Dayton Ward
Description: The Arctic Circle, 1845: Escaping the tyranny under which their people have lived for generations, aliens from a distant planet crash land on Earth's inhospitable frozen wastes. Surviving the harsh conditions will pose a challenge, but over time the aliens will migrate to more populated areas, with decades passing as they work to conceal their presence from their former oppressors, who continue to hunt them at any cost. San Francisco, 2283: When a mysterious craft is detected entering the solar system, Admiral James Kirk is dispatched by Starfleet to confront the vessel. He meets with an emissary from the Iramahl, a previously unknown alien race who have come in search of their brothers and sisters thought to have gone missing in this area of space centuries earlier. Having recently thrown off the last chains of subjugation by another species, the Ptaen, they now believe their lost people hold the key to saving their entire race from eventual extinction.
Call Number: FIC War
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Kelley Armstrong
Call Number: FIC Arm
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
David Roberts
Call Number: 919.81 Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, George Guidall
Call Number: FIC She
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
J. D Davies
Description: Having sunk the first man-of-war under his command within weeks, Matthew Quinton is determined to complete his second mission without loss of life or honor. His suspicion grows that the previous captain of the "Jupiter" was murdered and many among his crew have something to hide.
Call Number: LP FIC Dav
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Moses Gates
Description: Moses Gates explores the hidden facets of New York City and beyond--Rome, Stonehenge, Paris, and cities in South America, Soviet Union, Eastern Europe.
Call Number: 910.9173 Gat
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Cherry Adair
Description: "Thrill seekers Zakary and Gideon Stark travel the globe in search of extreme adventure, but a trip to Venezuela to jump off the world's highest falls catapults them into a perilous game of life or death - where they don't know the rules. Kidnapped with a woman Zak knows nothing about, the brothers are held prisoner deep in the jungle. A risky, deathdefying escape separates them and nearly claims Zak's life until his recovery reveals a baffling new sixth sense. Now, to find his missing brother, Zak and the mysterious Acadia Gray will have to out-smart, out-gun, and out-maneuver not just the brutal kidnappers but also a new player who joins the adrenaline game: a ruthless opponent who wants the Stark brothers dead - at any cost."--FantasticFiction.com.
Call Number: FIC Ada
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Beth Ciotta
Description: "When River Kane's fiancé abandons her at the altar for being too conventional, she's heartbroken. But everything changes when her estranged archaeologist father sends her his journal--filled with cryptic maps and a note indicating he's in mortal danger. Worried, River faces her greatest fears and flies to the Amazon to find him. But she needs a guide. Someone completely unlike danger-seeking Spenser McGraw. A charismatic treasure hunter who thrives on risk, Spenser hosts the popular TV show Into the Wild, dedicated to locating lost treasures and mythical icons. But River's father's life depends on discretion, and too-sexy Spenser is all about publicity. Forced to team up, they embark on a jungle adventure ripe with temptation and danger...ultimately discovering a hidden treasure that could alter history--and a steamy love neither expected."--P. [4] of cover.
Call Number: FIC Cio
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Chris Santella
Call Number: 910.4 San
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Tim Cahill
Call Number: 814 Cah
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Michelle Modesto
Description: Seventeen-year-old foul-mouthed Westie, the notorious adopted daughter of local inventor Nigel Butler, lives in the lawless western town of Rogue City where she sets out to prove the wealthy investors in a magical technology that will save her city are the cannibals that killed her family and took her arm when she was a child.
Call Number: YA FIC Mod
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Terry Spear
Description: In the heat of the jungle, jaguars are clawed, dangerous, and hungry for love. With hopes of overcoming night terrors and thanking the man who saved her life, Kathleen McKnight returns to the Amazon. A jaguar at heart, Connor Anderson doesn't just protect her, but wants to claim her for his own.
Call Number: FIC Spe
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Bill Bryson, Jon Turney
Call Number: 506.041 See
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Stephen Coonts, Jim DeFelice
Description: When a spy plane gathering information on a new Russian weapon is shot down by a mysterious MiG, Deep Black, the covert operations team of the National Security Agency, is sent to uncover the truth about the incident.
Call Number: FIC Coo
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Christoph Grunenberg
Call Number: 709.046 Sum
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
R. A Durr
Call Number: 979.8 Dur
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
James Morrow
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
John Joseph Adams
Description: "From Victor Frankenstein to Lex Luthor, from Dr. Moreau to Dr. Doom, readers have long been fascinated by insane plans for world domination and the madmen who devise them. Typically, we see these villains through the eyes of good guys. This anthology, however, explores the world of mad scientists and evil geniuses—from their own wonderfully twisted point of view."--Barnesandnoble.com.
Call Number: FIC Mad
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Joe Ducie
Description: Fifteen-year-old Will Drake has made a career of breaking out from high-security prisons. His talents have landed him at the Rig, a special juvenile holding facility in the middle of the Arctic Ocean. No one can escape from the Rig. After hatching some escape plans - and making the first real friends of his life - Drake quickly realizes that all is not as it seems on the Rig. The warden is obsessed with the mysterious Crystal-X, a blue glowing substance that appears to give superpowers to the teens exposed to it. Drake, Tristan, and Irene are banking on a bid for freedom - but can they survive long enough to make it?
Call Number: YA FIC Duc
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Mary Kay Andrews
Description: "Some people stay all summer long on the idyllic island of Belle Isle, North Carolina. Some people come only for the weekends-and it's something they look forward to all week long. When Riley Griggs is waiting for her husband to arrive at the ferry one Friday afternoon, she is instead served with papers informing her that her island home is being foreclosed. To make matters worse, her husband is nowhere to be found. She turns to her island friends for help and support, but each of them has their own secrets and the clock is ticking as the mystery deepens. Riley must find a way to investigate the secrets of Belle Isle and the husband she might not really know" -- Back cover.
Call Number: LP FIC And
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Margarita Engle
Description: In early twentieth-century Cuba, bandits terrorize the countryside as a young farm girl struggles with dyslexia. Based on the life of the author's grandmother.
Call Number: YA FIC Eng
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
C. S Friedman
Call Number: FIC Fri
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Carolyn Haines
Call Number: FIC Hai
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Monica McKayhan
Description: Sasha Winters has it all planned. She'll spend two days--exactly forty-eight hours--in the Bahamas for her sister's wedding. Then it's back to her hectic life as a lawyer on the fast track to partner. But when a storm strands her on an exotic island, Sasha's suddenly giving in to her sensual side and making moonlit magic with Vince Sullivan, a man she barely knows.The groom's best man, Vince, hasn't given up on finding that special someone. It could be Sasha--if she'd allow herself to feel the full force of their chemistry. Determined to liberate the passionate woman behind the workaholic Atlanta attorney, Vince storms every last one of Sasha's defenses. Yet can their growing love survive, even as a crisis forces Sasha to choose between her lifelong ambitions and a lifetime of love?
Call Number: FIC McK
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Elizabeth Canning Blackwell
Description: "A Gothic retelling of the real story behind the legend of Sleeping Beauty"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Alex Mallory
Description: "When Cade, a boy who has lived in the forest his whole life, saves a regular teen from a bear attack, he is brought into modern civilization for the first time"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Mal
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
George R. R. Martin
Description: A collection of stories about heroes gifted with strange, superhuman powers, with contributions by authors such as George R.R. Martin, Roger Zelazny, David D. Levine, and Carrie Vaughn.
Call Number: FIC Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Sergei Boutenko
Description: "This practical guide to plant foraging provides readers with the tools to safely identify, harvest, and prepare wild edible plants and enjoy the health and economic benefits of eating wild"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 581.632 Bou
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Carin Bondar
Description: Bondar examines the sex lives of our animal cousins, which are fiendishly difficult, infinitely varied, and often violent. They involve razor sharp penises, murderous cannibals, and chemical warfare in an epic battle between the sexes. Like us, animals must first find the perfect partner. You think we have it tough? Try having to do it while being hunted down by predators, against a backdrop of unpredictable or life-threatening conditions. Then, sperm and egg must successfully meet. Can you imagine doing this when your partner is intent on killing you or when other disgruntled singles are determined to throw you off your game?
Call Number: 591.562 Bon
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
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December 2017: Books Set In Minnesota

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We all know Minnesota is the best state in the United States, and has been since it became part of the Union in 1858. 

Explore your favorite state through the portal of books with our final Year in Reading list of the year - books set in Minnesota. 

Keep in mind you can access more great books with a Minnesota connection at www.ebooksmn.org (books marked with a ** are available there!)

Canoeing With The Cree [Audiobook]
Eric Sevareid, John Farrell
917.76 Sev
Sweet Land: New And Selected Stories
Will Weaver
FIC Wea
Convergence At Two Harbors
Dennis Herschbach
FIC Her
The Bitter Season [E-book]
Tami Hoag
Eyes [E-book]
Joanne Fluke, Chris Hunter
The Bohemian Flats: A Novel **
Mary Relindes Ellis
FIC Ell
Festival Of Crime: Nineteen Tales Of Murder And Suspense By Twin Cities Sisters In Crime
Christine Husom, Mickie Turk, Michael Allan Mallory
FIC Fes
The Hungry Coast: Fables From The North Shore Of Minnesota
Marlais Olmstead Brand, Noah Prinsen, North Star Press of St. Cloud
FIC Bra
Fiction On A Stick: Stories By Writers From Minnesota **
Daniel Slager
SC Fic
The Icecutter's Daughter
Tracie Peterson
FIC Pet
Give A Girl A Knife: A Memoir
Amy Thielen
B Thi
The Land Of Dreams **
Vidar Sundstøl, Tiina Nunnally
FIC Sun
In The Lake Of The Woods [Large Print]
Tim O'Brien
LP FIC OBr
The Life We Bury [Audiobook]
Allen Eskens, Zach Villa
FIC Esk
Main Street
Sinclair Lewis
FIC Lew
The Long-Shining Waters **
Danielle Sosin
FIC Sos
Monkeewrench [Audiobook]
P. J Tracy, Buck Schirner
FIC Tra
The Promise Of Dawn [Large Print]
Lauraine Snelling
LP FIC Sne
Ordinary Grace [Large Print]
William Kent Krueger
LP FIC Kru
The Road Back To Sweetgrass: A Novel **
Linda LeGarde Grover
FIC Gro
Perfectly Good White Boy
Carrie Mesrobian
YA FIC Mes
Vestments **
John Reimringer
FIC Rei
Prudence
David Treuer
FIC Tre
What's Great About Minnesota?
Nadia Higgins
J 917.76 Hig
Safe From The Sea
Peter Geye
FIC Gey
Whispering Pines: Tales From A Northwoods Cabin
Elliott Foster
FIC Fos
Stillwater
Nicole Lea Helget
FIC Hel

Eric Sevareid, John Farrell
Description: In the summer of 1930, just out of high school, Eric Sevareid and Walter Port decided to do something that had never been done, canoe 2,250 miles from Minnesota to Hudson Bay. This is the amazing story.
Call Number: 917.76 Sev
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Dennis Herschbach
Description: In a post-9/11 world, terrorists want Americans to believe that anywhere in the continent can be hit at anytime. The ore docks at Two Harbors, Minnesota, are vulnerable.
Call Number: FIC Her
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2017
Joanne Fluke, Chris Hunter
Description: A mild-mannered car salesman. A womanizing bartender. A beloved minister with a devoted family. Except for the fact that each of the murder victims is male, Minnesota police can't find a connection between the crimes. But that's because what links them can't be seen with the naked eye. Losing everything can make a person do crazy things. No one knows that better than Connie Wilson. The shock of suddenly losing her fiance, Alan, in a car accident, is almost too much to bear. Until Connie comes up with a plan to stay close to Alan forever. And she's finally found just the man to help her. There's only one thing standing in her way: his wife. She's smart, beautiful, and has exactly what Connie desperately needs. Connie will just have to be smarter, more seductive-and stay one step ahead of a detective who's as determined to save her as Connie is to destroy her.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Dec 2, 2017
Christine Husom, Mickie Turk, Michael Allan Mallory
Call Number: FIC Fes
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Daniel Slager
Call Number: SC Fic
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2017
Amy Thielen
Description: "A beautifully written memoir that follows one woman from her childhood in a dysfunctional Midwestern family to becoming a chef in New York City and finally her triumphant return home to reclaim and redeem Midwestern cooking. Amy Thielen, author of the James Beard Award-winning cookbook The New Midwestern Table, traces her journey from Park Rapids, Minnesota, to cooking professionally under some of New York City's finest chefs--including David Bouley, Daniel Boulud, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten--and thenback home again. A love of food and an overwhelming desire to get the hell out of small-town America drive Thielen to New York to seek out its intense culinary world, which she embraces enthusiastically, while her boyfriend finds success in its fickle art world. After years of living in the city, with frequent trips back home in the summertime, the couple eventually chooses life deep in the woods in a cabin Thielen's husband built by hand. There Aaron can practice his craft while Amy takes the skills shelearned cooking professionally and turns them to undoing years of processed foods to uncover true Midwestern cooking, which begins simply with humble workhorse ingredients such as potatoes and onions. Give a Girl a Knife offers a fresh look into New York's fine dining scene while also acknowledging a universal nostalgia for home--and a yearning to remake that home so it's even better than you remember."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: B Thi
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2017
Tim O'Brien
Call Number: LP FIC OBr
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Sinclair Lewis
Description: A novel of life in a quiet Midwestern town which exposes the complacency and hypocrisy there
Call Number: FIC Lew
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
P. J Tracy, Buck Schirner
Description: Haunted by violent episodes in their past, Grace McBride and the crew of Monkeewrench create a computer game where the killer is always caught. But their game becomes a nightmare when someone starts duplicating the murders in real life, down to the last detail. By the time the police realize what's happening, three people are dead, and there are seventeen more potential victims. The Monkeewrench staff are playing their own game in a frantic attempt to discover the murderer's next target.
Call Number: FIC Tra
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Dec 2, 2017
William Kent Krueger
Description: Looking back at a tragic event that occurred during his thirteenth year, Frank Drum explores how a complicated web of secrets, adultery, and betrayal shattered his Methodist family and their small 1961 Minnesota community.
Call Number: LP FIC Kru
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 2, 2017
Carrie Mesrobian
Description: After losing his virginity to an older girl who dumps him at the end of summer, Sean decides to join the Marines, but first he must get through his senior year of high school.
Call Number: YA FIC Mes
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
David Treuer
Description: In August 1942, Frankie Washburn revisits his Minnesota family before joining the war effort, saying good-bye to family, friends, and the Native American caretaker he held dear. Then a German POW escapes from a nearby camp.
Call Number: FIC Tre
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2017
Peter Geye
Description: "Against the dramatic Northern Minnesota lakeshore, a son and his father reconnect thirty-five years after the father has survived the tragic wreck of a Great Lakes ore boat."--P.[4] of cover.
Call Number: FIC Gey
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2017
Nicole Lea Helget
Description: Clement and Angel are fraternal twins separated at birth; they grow up in the same small, frontier logging town of Stillwater, Minnesota. Clement was left at the orphanage. Angel was adopted by the town’s richest couple, but is marked and threatened by her mother’s mental illness. They rarely meet, but Clement knows if he is truly in need, Angel will come to save him. Stillwater, near the Mississippi River and Canada, becomes an important stop on the Underground Railroad. As Clement and Angel grow up and the country marches to war, their lives are changed by many battles for freedom and by losses in the struggle for independence, large and small.
Call Number: FIC Hel
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2017
Will Weaver
Description: Fourteen stories in all portray the bountiful and whimsical and cruel human spirit and the swirling transformation of America's heartland.
Call Number: FIC Wea
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2017
Tami Hoag
Description: A murder from the past. A murder from the present. And a life that was never meant to be... As the dreary, bitter weather of late fall descends on Minneapolis, Detective Nikki Liska is restless. After moving to the cold case squad in order to spend more time with her sons, she misses the rush of pulling an all-nighter, the sense of urgency of hunting a murderer on the loose. Most of all she misses her old partner, Sam Kovac. Sam is having an even harder time adjusting to Nikki's absence, saddled with a green new partner younger than pieces of Sam's wardrobe. Sam is distracted from his troubles by an especially brutal double homicide: a middle-aged husband and wife bludgeoned and hacked to death in their home with a ceremonial Japanese samurai sword. Nikki's case, the unsolved murder of a family man, community leader, and decorated sex crimes detective for the Minneapolis PD, is less of a distraction: Twenty years later, there is little hope for finding the killer who got away. On the other end of the spectrum, Minneapolis resident Evi Burke has a life she only dreamed of as a kid in and out of foster homes: a beautiful home, a family, people who love her, a fulfilling job. Little does she know that a danger from her past is stalking her perfect present. A danger powerful enough to pull in both Kovac and Liska and destroy the perfect life she was never meant to have.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Dec 2, 2017
Mary Relindes Ellis
Description: Shell shock, as it was called, lands Raymond Kaufmann in a London hospital, a victim of the war but also of his own efforts to emigrate from Germany and build a new life in America. While his recovery eludes him, his memories return to the Flats, a milling community on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, where he and his brother Albert sought respite from the oppressive hand of their older brother, now master of the family farm and brewery. In Minnesota the two brothers confront different forms of prejudice, but they also find a chance to remake their lives according to their own principles and wishes-- until the war makes their German heritage inescapable.
Call Number: FIC Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2017
Marlais Olmstead Brand, Noah Prinsen, North Star Press of St. Cloud
Description: Short stories set along the North Shore of Minnesota.
Call Number: FIC Bra
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Tracie Peterson
Description: As the lone female in a houseful of men, Merrill Krause dedicates her life to caring for her family and their business, as her dying mother asked. Besides, it suits her; she's never felt like she fits what most people expect in a girl. She'd rather work with her father's horses and assist with the ice harvest. And though she's been mostly content up to this point, a part of her wonders if there will ever be anyone who will notice her amid the bevy of brothers determined to protect her from any possible suitors. When Rurik Jorgenson arrives in their small Minnesota town to join his uncle's carpentry business, he soon crosses paths with Merrill. But unlike other men, Rurik isn't intimidated by Merrill's brothers or by her strength and lack of femininity. The attraction between them begins to build, until Rurik's former fiancee shows up with wild claims that bring serious consequences to Rurik.
Call Number: FIC Pet
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Vidar Sundstøl, Tiina Nunnally
Description: " Winner of the Riverton Prize for best Norwegian crime novel and named by Dagbladet as one of the top twenty-five Norwegian crime novels of all time, The Land of Dreams is the chilling first installment in Vidar Sundstøl's critically acclaimed Minnesota Trilogy, set on the rugged north shore of Lake Superior and in the region's small towns and deep forests. The grandson of Norwegian immigrants, Lance Hansen is a U.S. Forest Service officer and has a nearly all-consuming passion for local genealogy and history. But his quiet routines are shattered one morning when he comes upon a Norwegian tourist brutally murdered near a stone cross on the shore of Lake Superior. Another Norwegian man is nearby; covered in blood and staring out across the lake, he can only utter the word kjærlighet. Love. FBI agent Bob Lecuyer is assigned to the case, as is Norwegian detective Eirik Nyland, who is immediately flown in from Oslo. As the investigation progresses, Lance begins to make shocking discoveries--including one that involves the murder of an Ojibwe man on the very same site more than one hundred years ago. As Lance digs into two murders separated by a century, he finds the clues may in fact lead toward someone much closer to home than he could have imagined."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sun
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Allen Eskens, Zach Villa
Description: College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, a dying Vietnam veteran--and a convicted murderer, medically paroled to a nursing home, after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder. Unable to reconcile Carl's valor in Vietnam with the despicable acts of the convict, Joe throws himself into uncovering the truth.
Call Number: FIC Esk
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Dec 2, 2017
Danielle Sosin
Description: "Lake Superior, the north country, the great fresh-water expanse. Frigid. Lethal. Wildly beautiful. The Long-Shining Waters gives us three stories whose characters are separated by centuries and circumstance, yet connected across time by a shared geography."--FantasticFiction.com.
Call Number: FIC Sos
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 30, 2017
Lauraine Snelling
Description: Minnesota, 1909. When Signe, her husband, Rune, and their three boys arrive from Norway to help a relative clear his land of lumber, they dream of owning their own farm and building a life in the New World. But Uncle Einar and Aunt Gird are hard, demanding people, and Signe and her family soon find themselves worked nearly to the bone in order to repay the cost of their voyage. At this rate, they will never have land or a life of their own. Signe tries to trust God but struggles with anger and bitterness. She has left behind the only life she knew, and while it wasn't an easy life, it wasn't as hard as what she now faces. When a new addition to the family arrives, Signe begins to see how God has been watching over them throughout their ordeal. But after all that has happened, can she still believe in the promise of a bright future?
Call Number: LP FIC Sne
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 2, 2017
Linda LeGarde Grover
Description: " Set in northern Minnesota, The Road Back to Sweetgrass follows Dale Ann, Theresa, and Margie, a trio of American Indian women, from the 1970s to the present. As young women, all three leave their homes. Margie and Theresa go to Duluth for college and work; there Theresa gets to know Michael Washington, who invites her home to the Sweetgrass land allotment to meet his father, Zho Wash. When Margie accompanies her, complicated relationships are set into motion, and tensions over "real Indian-ness" emerge. Dale Ann, Margie, and Theresa find themselves pulled back again and again to the Sweetgrass allotment. In a powerful final chapter, Zho Wash tells the story of the first days of the allotment, when the Wazhushkag, or Muskrat, family became transformed into the Washingtons by the pen of a federal Indian agent"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gro
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
John Reimringer
Description: Just a few years after his ordination as a priest in the Catholic Church, James Dressler finds himself attracted again to his first love, Betty Garcia, and is torn by his opposing desires for the Church and for Betty.
Call Number: FIC Rei
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2017
Nadia Higgins
Description: Details some of the attractions that the state has to offer, from the largest ball of twine and the Mall of America to Jeffers Petroglyphs historic site and the Raptor Center.
Call Number: J 917.76 Hig
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Elliott Foster
Description: "In September 1993, four generations of the Travis family gather to celebrate the 80th birthday of their matriarch, Isabelle. Reflecting on their experiences at the rustic family cabin set on a lake in the Chippewa National Forest, they talk of fishing for walleye, cooking the perfect beef roast, pulling pranks, making love, and living life abundantly over eighty years. Simultaneously heart-warming and heartbreaking, the stories told by Isabelle, her daughter Ruth, and her grandson Eddie slowly unwrap secrets long held secrets long hidden deep in the Minnesota North Woods. Come home with the Travis family and listen in as they tell you about everything from the hardships of building and maintaining a cabin, to the colorful characters ringing Lake Dunbar, to the bittersweet pleasure of changing traditions"--Page 4 of cover.
Call Number: FIC Fos
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2017
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November 2017: Books about Survival & the Apocalypse

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Walter M. Miller
Description: A masterful achievement that ranks with "Brave New World" and "1984", this mesmerizing tale of the terrible aftermath of nuclear war has captivated generations of readers since its first publication in 1959.
Call Number: FIC Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Isla Morley
Description: Abducted and locked in an abandoned missile silo by a mad survivalist, a Kansas teen endures loneliness and despair while struggling to raise a baby in isolation before escaping into a world more changed than she anticipated.
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Paula Guran
Call Number: FIC Aft
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Josh Malerman
Description: In an apocalyptic near-future world, a mother and her two small children must make their way down a river, blindfolded. One wrong choice and they will die. And something is following them -- but is it man, animal, or monster?
Call Number: FIC Mal
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Stephen King
Description: Civilization doesn't end with a bang or a whimper. It ends with a call on your cell phone. What happens on the afternoon of October 1 came to be known as the Pulse, a signal sent though every operating cell phone that turns its user into something...well, something less than human. Savage, murderous, unthinking-and on a wanton rampage. Terrorist act? Cyber prank gone haywire? It really doesn't matter, not to the people who avoided the technological attack. What matters to them is surviving the aftermath. Before long a band of them-"normies" is how they think of themselves-have gathered on the grounds of Gaiten Academy, where the headmaster and one remaining student have something awesome and terrifying to show them on the school's moonlit soccer field. Clearly there can be no escape. The only option is to take them on.
Call Number: LP FIC Kin
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Description: Master Sergeant Reed Beckham has led his Delta Force Team, codenamed Ghost, through every kind of hell imaginable and never lost a man. When a top secret Medical Corps research facility goes dark, Team Ghost is called in to face their deadliest enemy yet--a variant strain of Ebola that turns men into monsters. After barely escaping with his life, Beckham returns to Fort Bragg in the midst of a new type of war. The virus is already spreading. As cities fall, Team Ghost is ordered to keep CDC virologist Dr. Kate Lovato alive long enough to find a cure. What she uncovers will change everything. Total extinction is just on the horizon, but will the cure be worse than the virus?
Call Number: FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Lily Brooks-Dalton
Description: Augustine, a brilliant, aging astronomer, refuses to abandon the research center in the Arctic when he receives news of a catastrophic event. Soon after, he discovers a mysterious child and realizes that the airwaves have gone silent. They are alone. Meanwhile, Mission Specialist Sullivan and her crew, the first astronauts to delve into deep space, discover that Mission Control is no longer on the air. Sullivan's career has cost her her marriage, and she has left her daughter behind. Will she ever get home? As Augustine and Sully face the uncertain future, their stories gradually intertwine towards a profound and unexpected conclusion, which raises questions: What endures at the end of the world? How do we make sense of our lives? -- adapted from book jacket.
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Rob Dobi, Lonely Planet Publications
Description: A Visual Guide To Laughing In The Face Of Adversity
Call Number: 613.69 How
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 11, 2017
Joey Green
Description: 128 Ingenious Tips To Endure The Coming Apocalypse And Other Minor Inconveniences
Call Number: 613.69 Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 11, 2017
Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
Call Number: FIC Niv
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Mindy McGinnis
Description: Sixteen-year-old Lynn will do anything to protect her valuable water source, but the arrival of new neighbors forces her to reconsider her attitudes.
Call Number: YA FIC McG
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Nevil Shute
Description: Following a nuclear war in the Northern Hemisphere, the inhabitants of a small Australian community wait for the inevitable aftereffects of the bombs to reach them.
Call Number: FIC Shu
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
William R Forstchen, Joe Barrett
Description: A post-apocalyptic, dire and frightening all-too-possible future for humankind. When an Electro-Magnetic Pulse weapon sends the United States into chaotic ruin, one man battles to save his family and their small North Carolina town.
Call Number: FIC For
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Dan Wells
Description: "In a post-apocalyptic eastern seaboard ravaged by disease and war with a manmade race of people called Partials, the chance at a future rests in the hands of Kira Walker, a sixteen-year-old medic in training"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Wel
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Linda Loosli
Description: "Parents care about keeping their families safe, hydrated, fed, and healthy on a daily basis; yet, every year families face unforeseen situations that threaten those necessities. It could be a natural disaster like a hurricane or blizzard, or a man-made emergency situation like a power outage or food shortage. Is your family prepared? In 'Prepare Your Family for Survival,' readers learn the basics of water and food storage--where to start and what to work toward for serious preparation--as well as 72-hour kits and evacuation plans. Readers also get helpful guides to follow once their family is in an emergency, like how to stay clean with a limited water supply, how to cook with emergency cooking devices, and how to survive in the dark. Linda Loosli is the founder of the prepping blog Food Storage Moms. She is an expert on emergency preparedness. With this book in their possession, readers will sleep soundly at night knowing that their families won't be caught unprepared for the next emergency." -- Publisher annotation.
Call Number: 613.69 Loo
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 11, 2017
Julianna Baggott, Khristine Hvam, Joshua Swanson, Kevin T Collins, Casey Holloway
Description: In a post-apocalyptic world, Pressia, a sixteen-year-old survivor with a doll's head fused onto her left hand meets Partridge, a "Pure" dome-dweller who is searching for his mother, sure that she has survived the cataclysm.
Call Number: YA FIC Bag
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Jamie McGuire
Description: For Scarlet, raising her two daughters alone makes fighting for tomorrow an everyday battle. Nathan has a wife, but can't remember what it's like to be in love; only his young daughter Zoe makes coming home worthwhile. Miranda's biggest concern is whether her new VW Bug is big enough to carry her sister and their boyfriends on a weekend escape from college finals. When reports of a widespread, deadly "outbreak" begin to surface, these ordinary people face extraordinary circumstances and suddenly their fates are intertwined. Recognizing they can't outrun the danger, Scarlet, Nathan, and Miranda desperately seek shelter at the same secluded ranch, Red Hill. Emotions run high while old and new relationships are tested in the face of a terrifying enemy--an enemy who no longer remembers what it's like to be human.
Call Number: FIC McG
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Daniel H. Wilson
Description: Two decades into the future humans are battling for their very survival when a powerful AI computer goes rogue, and all the machines on earth rebel against their human controllers.
Call Number: FIC Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Emily St. John Mandel
Description: "One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time-from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains-- this novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor's first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the Traveling Symphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Man
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Lisa Bedford
Description: The last ten years have done damage to Americans' sense of security, both physical and economic. From Hurricane Katrina to the collapse of the housing market, the last decade has been an assault on our sense of invulnerability and insulation from natural and financial disasters. In response to this, hundreds of thousands of Americans have become "preppers." Preppers are a community and a movement; they are mostly suburbanites who are taking control of their uncertain fate by taking whatever precautions are necessary to make sure their families survive the hazards to which we're all exposed. This book will become the go-to manual for moms who know that the well-being of their brood relies on them. With charts, checklists, and even recipes, it provides all you need to know about food storage, water and sanitation, fuel and energy, medical preparedness, communication protocols and more.--Excerpted from publisher.
Call Number: 613.69 Bed
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 11, 2017
Les Stroud
Description: Essential Skills And Tactics To Get You Out Of Anywhere--Alive
Call Number: 613.69 Str
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 11, 2017
Richard Yancey
Description: "Cassie Sullivan, the survivor of an alien invasion, must rescue her young brother from the enemy with help from a boy who may be one of them"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Yan
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 13, 2016
Peter Heller
Description: Hig survived the flu that killed everyone he knows. His wife is gone, his friends are dead, he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, his only neighbor a gun-toting misanthrope. In his 1956 Cessna, Hig flies the perimeter of the airfield or sneaks off to the mountains to fish and to pretend that things are the way they used to be. But when a random transmission somehow beams through his radio, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life—something like his old life—exists beyond the airport. Risking everything, he flies past his point of no return—not enough fuel to get him home—following the trail of the static-broken voice on the radio. But what he encounters and what he must face—in the people he meets, and in himself—is both better and worse than anything he could have hoped for.
Call Number: FIC Hel
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Adrian J. Walker
Description: Edgar Hill is thirty-five, overweight, an underperforming husband and reluctant father. After a catastrophic asteroid strike, Edgar and his family find refuge in an Edinburgh army barracks. Returning from a salvage run, Edgar finds his family gone, taken to the south coast for evacuation by an international task force. Edgar must race across the 550 miles of wasteland to find the people he loves before he loses them forever.
Call Number: FIC Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Ben H Winters
Description: When the Earth is doomed by an imminent and unavoidable asteroid collision, New Hampshire homicide detective Hank Palace considers the worth of his job in a world destined to end in six months and investigates a suspicious suicide that nobody else cares about.
Call Number: FIC Win
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Justin Cronin
Description: A security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment that only six-year-old orphan Amy Harper Bellafonte can stop.
Call Number: FIC Cro
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
David Brin
Call Number: FIC Bri
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Cormac McCarthy
Call Number: LP FIC McC
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Stephen King, Grover Gardner
Description: A monumentally devastating plague leaves only a few survivors who, while experiencing dreams of a battle between good and evil, move toward an actual confrontation as they migrate to Boulder, Colorado.
Call Number: FIC Kin
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Max Brooks
Description: Complete Protection From The Living Dead
Call Number: 817 Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
David Black
Call Number: 613.69 Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 11, 2017
Max Brooks
Description: An account of the decade-long conflict between humankind and hordes of the predatory undead is told from the perspective of dozens of survivors who describe in their own words the epic human battle for survival.
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Jeff Long
Description: When he opens an ancient relic, a wealthy artifact collector accidentally unleashes a virulent airborne plague that threatens to annihilate all life on Earth.
Call Number: FIC Lon
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
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A Canticle For Leibowitz
Walter M. Miller
FIC Mil
Robopocalypse: A Novel
Daniel H. Wilson
FIC Wil
Above
Isla Morley
FIC Mor
Station Eleven: A Novel
Emily St. John Mandel
FIC Man
After The End: Recent Apocalypses
Paula Guran
FIC Aft
Survival Mom: How To Prepare Your Family For Everyday Disasters And Worst-Case Scenarios
Lisa Bedford
613.69 Bed
Bird Box
Josh Malerman
FIC Mal
Survive!
Les Stroud
613.69 Str
Cell [Large Print]
Stephen King
LP FIC Kin
The 5th Wave
Richard Yancey
YA FIC Yan
Extinction Horizon
Nicholas Sansbury Smith
FIC Smi
The Dog Stars
Peter Heller
FIC Hel
Good Morning, Midnight
Lily Brooks-Dalton
FIC Bro
The End Of The World Running Club
Adrian J. Walker
FIC Wal
How To Survive Anything
Rob Dobi, Lonely Planet Publications
613.69 How
The Last Policeman
Ben H Winters
FIC Win
Last-Minute Survival Secrets
Joey Green
613.69 Gre
The Passage: A Novel
Justin Cronin
FIC Cro
Lucifer's Hammer
Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
FIC Niv
The Postman
David Brin
FIC Bri
Not A Drop To Drink
Mindy McGinnis
YA FIC McG
The Road [Large Print]
Cormac McCarthy
LP FIC McC
On The Beach
Nevil Shute
FIC Shu
The Stand [Audiobook]
Stephen King, Grover Gardner
FIC Kin
One Second After [Audiobook]
William R Forstchen, Joe Barrett
FIC For
The Zombie Survival Guide
Max Brooks
817 Bro
Partials
Dan Wells
YA FIC Wel
What To Do When The Shit Hits The Fan
David Black
613.69 Bla
Prepare Your Family For Survival
Linda Loosli
613.69 Loo
World War Z: An Oral History Of The Zombie War
Max Brooks
FIC Bro
Pure [Audiobook]
Julianna Baggott, Khristine Hvam, Joshua Swanson, Kevin T Collins, Casey Holloway
YA FIC Bag
Year Zero: A Novel
Jeff Long
FIC Lon
Red Hill
Jamie McGuire
FIC McG

October 2017: Books About Witches

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Deborah E. Harkness
Description: Witch and Yale historian Diana Bishop discovers an enchanted manuscript, attracting the attention of 1,500-year-old vampire Matthew Clairmont. The orphaned daughter of two powerful witches, Bishop prefers intellect, but relies on magic when her discovery of a palimpsest documenting the origin of supernatural species releases an assortment of undead who threaten, stalk, and harass her.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Delia James
Description: Unlucky-in-love artist Annabelle Britton decides that a visit to the seaside town of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is the perfect way to get over her problems. But when she stumbles upon a smoky grey cat named Alastair, and follows him into a charming cottage, Annabelle finds herself in a whole spell book full of trouble. Suddenly saddled with a witch's wand and a furry familiar, Annabelle soon meets a friendly group of women who use their spells, charms and potions to keep the people of Portsmouth safe. But they can't prevent every wicked deed in town.
Call Number: FIC Jam
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
J. W. Ocker
Description: A single event in its 400 years of history--the Salem Witch Trials of 1692--forever changed the city's character and reputation in America. Salem has never left the shadow of those days but instead thrives as a haven of the bizarre and a modern outpost for the weird. Salem is a seasonal town--and its season happens to be Halloween. Every October, this small city of 40,000 swells to close to half a million as witches, goblins, ghouls, and ghosts (and their admirers) descend on Essex Street. For the fall of 2015, occult enthusiast J.W. Ocker moved his family of four to downtown Salem to experience firsthand a season with the witch, visiting all of its historical sites and macabre attractions. He creates a picture of this unique place and the people who revel in, or merely weather, its witchiness.--From back cover.
Call Number: 133.43 Ock
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Emerson W. Baker
Description: Beginning in January 1692, Salem Village in colonial Massachusetts witnessed the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft in early America. Villagers--mainly young women--suffered from unseen torments that caused them to writhe, shriek, and contort their bodies, complaining of pins stuck into their flesh and of being haunted by specters. Believing that they suffered from assaults by an invisible spirit, the community began a hunt to track down those responsible for the demonic work. The resulting Salem Witch Trials, culminating in the execution of 19 villagers, persists as one of the most mysterious and fascinating events in American history. Historians have speculated on a web of possible causes for the witchcraft that stated in Salem, but most agree that there was no single factor. Emerson Baker illustrates that Salem was "a perfect storm": a unique convergence of conditions and events that produced something extraordinary throughout New England in 1692 and the following years, and which has haunted us ever since.--Excerpted from Amazon.com statement viewed on October 9, 2014.
Call Number: 345.744 Bak
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Toby Barlow
Description: In 1959 Paris, a CIA agent mystified by Parisian girls, a beautiful young witch, a police detective turned into a flea while investigating a murder, and a fun-loving American in way over his head find their paths crossing in unusual ways.
Call Number: FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Jaya Saxena, Jess Zimmerman, Camille Chew
Description: Tap into your inner sorceress and channel the dark arts with this magical lifestyle guide for everything from powering up a stylish talisman to banishing terrible tinder dates.
Call Number: 133.43 Sax
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Cate Tiernan
Call Number: YA FIC Tie
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Ellen Dugan
Call Number: 133.43 Dug
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Nora Roberts
Description: Meet Mia, Nell and Ripley, all witches, and the enchanting descendents of the island's founding trio. Nell has just found a new love with Zack Todd; but she's haunted by her abusive husband, Evan, the man she fled from eight months ago. With the help of her "charmed" confidantes, Mia and Ripley, will Nell be able to stop Evan from destroying the happiness she's finally found?
Call Number: FIC Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Kim Harrison
Description: All the creatures of the night gather in "the Hollows" of Cincinnati, to hide, to party, and to feed. Vampires rule the darkness in a predator-eat-predator world rife with dangers beyond imagining - and it's Rachel Morgan's job to keep that world civilized.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Margot Adler
Description: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, And Other Pagans In America
Call Number: 133.4 Adl 2006
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Maggie Shayne
Call Number: FIC Sha
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Heather Blake
Description: When a wannabe witch turns up dead, witch sisters Darcy and Harper Merriweather, who have the power to grant wishes and have come to Salem, Massachusetts, to join the family business, find themselves trying to find the murderer.
Call Number: FIC Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Meg Cabot, Amber Rose Sealey
Description: Sixteen-year-old Jean "Jinx" Honeychurch, the descendant of a witch, must leave Iowa to live with relatives in Manhattan after the first spell she casts goes awry, but she will have to improve her skills to stop her cousin from practicing black magic that endangers them and the boy they both like.
Call Number: YA FIC Cab
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Rosemary Clement-Moore
Description: Seventeen-year-old Amy Goodnight has long been the one who makes her family of witches seem somewhat normal to others, but while spending a summer with her sister caring for their aunt's farm, Amy becomes the center of weirdness when she becomes tied to a powerful ghost.
Call Number: YA FIC Cle
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Neil Gaiman
Description: It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. Dark creatures from beyond the world are on the loose, and it will take everything our narrator has just to stay alive: there is primal horror here, and menace unleashed--within his family and from the forces that have gathered to destroy it. His only defense is three women, on a farm at the end of the lane. The youngest of them claims that her duckpond is ocean. The oldest can remember the Big Bang.
Call Number: FIC Gai
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Katherine Howe
Description: While readying her grandmother's abandoned home for sale, Connie Goodwin discovers an ancient key in a seventeenth-century Bible with a scrap of parchment bearing the name Deliverance Dane. In her quest to discover who this woman was and seeking a rare artifact--a physick book--Connie begins to feel haunted by visions of the long-ago witch trials and fears that she may be more tied to Salem's past than she could have imagined.
Call Number: LP FIC How
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Kate West
Description: A Complete Introduction To The Craft For Both Young And Old
Call Number: 133.43 Wes
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Alice Low, Jane K. Manning
Description: A little witch finds a way to out-witch her two bossy sisters.
Call Number: J FIC Low
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Kelly Regan Barnhill
Description: When a Bandit King comes to take the magic that Ned's mother, a witch, is meant to protect, the stuttering, weak boy villagers think should have drowned rather than his twin summons the strength to protect his family and community, while in the woods, the bandit's daughter puzzles over a mystery that ties her to Ned.
Call Number: J FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Paula Brackston
Description: Witnessing the death of her witch mother in the spring of 1628, Bess Hawksmith turns to secluded warlock Gideon Masters for protection and learns formidable powers, including immortality, skills she begins teaching to a new apprentice centuries later.
Call Number: FIC Bra
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
Description: A young boy and his Norwegian grandmother, who is an expert on witches, together foil a witches' plot to destroy the world's children by turning them into mice.
Call Number: J FIC Dah
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
John Updike
Description: Based in the fictional Rhode Island town of Eastwick in the late '60s, this novel follows the witches Alexandra Spofford, Jane Smart, and Sukie Rougemont who acquire their powers after leaving or being left by their husbands.
Call Number: FIC Upd
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Stacy Schiff
Description: Stacy Schiff analyzes the Salem Witch Trials to offer key insights into the role of women in its events while explaining how its tragedies became possible.
Call Number: LP 345.744 Sch
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
James Patterson, Gabrielle Charbonnet
Description: "For 15-year-old Wisty and her older brother Whit, life turns upside down when they are torn from their parents one night and slammed into a secret prison for no reason they can comprehend. The New Order, as it is known, is clearly trying to suppress Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Being a Normal Teenager. But while trapped in this totalitarian nightmare, Wisty and Whit discover they have incredible powers they'd never dreamed of. Can this newly minted witch and wizard master their skills in time to save themselves, their parents--and maybe the world?"--Barnesandnoble.com
Call Number: YA FIC Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Ann Kerns
Description: Introduces witches and wizards and describes their origins in world mythology as well as their roles in modern literature and popular culture.
Call Number: J 133.4 Ker
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
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A Discovery Of Witches
Deborah E. Harkness
FIC Har
Jinx [Audiobook]
Meg Cabot, Amber Rose Sealey
YA FIC Cab
A Familiar Tail
Delia James
FIC Jam
Texas Gothic
Rosemary Clement-Moore
YA FIC Cle
A Season With The Witch: The Magic And Mayhem Of Halloween In Salem, Massachusetts
J. W. Ocker
133.43 Ock
The Ocean At The End Of The Lane
Neil Gaiman
FIC Gai
A Storm Of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials And The American Experience
Emerson W. Baker
345.744 Bak
The Physick Book Of Deliverance Dane [Large Print]
Katherine Howe
LP FIC How
Babayaga
Toby Barlow
FIC Bar
The Real Witches' Handbook
Kate West
133.43 Wes
Basic Witches: How To Summon Success, Banish Drama, And Raise Hell With Your Coven
Jaya Saxena, Jess Zimmerman, Camille Chew
133.43 Sax
The Witch Who Was Afraid Of Witches
Alice Low, Jane K. Manning
J FIC Low
Book Of Shadows
Cate Tiernan
YA FIC Tie
The Witch's Boy
Kelly Regan Barnhill
J FIC Bar
Cottage Witchery: Natural Magick For Hearth And Home
Ellen Dugan
133.43 Dug
The Witch's Daughter
Paula Brackston
FIC Bra
Dance Upon The Air
Nora Roberts
FIC Rob
The Witches
Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
J FIC Dah
Dead Witch Walking
Kim Harrison
FIC Har
The Witches Of Eastwick
John Updike
FIC Upd
Drawing Down The Moon
Margot Adler
133.4 Adl 2006
The Witches: Salem, 1692 [Large Print]
Stacy Schiff
LP 345.744 Sch
Eternity
Maggie Shayne
FIC Sha
Witch And Wizard
James Patterson, Gabrielle Charbonnet
YA FIC Pat
It Takes A Witch
Heather Blake
FIC Bla
Wizards And Witches
Ann Kerns
J 133.4 Ker

August 2017: Books About Medieval History

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Journey back to the dark ages of barbarians and knights on quests. Take a trip through the kingdoms of the Middle Ages and feast with kings and their serfs.

A Morbid Taste For Bones
Ellis Peters
FIC Pet
Lords, Ladies, Peasants, And Knights: Class In The Middle Ages
Don Nardo
940.1 Nar
Atlas Of Medieval Europe
Donald Matthew
911.4 M43a
Medieval People
Michael Prestwich
940.1 Pre
Barbarians To Angels: The Dark Ages Reconsidered
Peter S Wells
940.1 Wel
Mysteries Of The Middle Ages
Thomas Cahill
909.07 Cah
Chaucer's England
Diana Childress
942.037 Chi
Revelations Of The Medieval World
Georges Duby
940.1 Rev
Daily Life In Medieval Times
Frances Gies, Joseph Gies
940.1 Gie
The 1400s
Stuart A. Kallen
909.4 Fou
Daily Life In The Middle Ages
Paul B. Newman
940.1 New
The Birth Of The West
Paul Collins
940.144 Col
Dublin Crossing: Romance And Adventure In The Viking Era
Sandy Dengler
FIC Den
The Canterbury Tales
Seymour Chwast, Geoffrey Chaucer
FIC Chw
Empires And Barbarians: The Fall Of Rome And The Birth Of Europe
P. J. Heather
940.1 Hea
The Early Middle Ages: Part 1 Of 2 [Kit]
Philip Daileader, Teaching Company
KIT 940.1 Dai Pt. 1
Europe In The High Middle Ages
William C. Jordan
940.1 Jor
The High Middle Ages: Part 1 Of 2 [Kit]
Philip Daileader, Teaching Company
KIT 940.1 Dai Pt.1
Fabulous Feasts: Medieval Cookery And Ceremony
Madeleine Pelner Cosman
394.12 C82f
The King's Bishop
Candace M Robb
FIC Rob
Food In Medieval Times
Melitta Weiss Adamson
641.3 Ada
The Magician's Death
P. C Doherty
FIC Doh
Forsaken Soul
Priscilla Royal
FIC Roy
The Medieval World: An Illustrated Atlas
John M. Thompson, National Geographic Society (U.S.)
911.4 Med
God's Battalions: The Case For The Crusades
Rodney Stark
909.07 Sta
The Prince Of Darkness
P. C Doherty
FIC Doh
How The Irish Saved Civilization
Thomas Cahill
941.501 Cah
The Story Of King Arthur And His Knights
Howard Pyle, John F. Plummer
398.2 Pyl 2006
Knights [Large Print]
Linda Lael Miller
LP FIC Mil
The Time Traveler's Guide To Medieval England
Ian Mortimer
942.03 Mor
Legends Of Valor
Brendan Lehane, Time-Life Books
398.22 Leh
What Life Was Like In The Age Of Chivalry
Time-Life Books
940.1 Wha
Life In A Medieval Village
Frances Gies, Joseph Gies
940.17 Gie

Ellis Peters
Call Number: FIC Pet
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2017
Donald Matthew
Call Number: 911.4 M43a
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2017
Peter S Wells
Call Number: 940.1 Wel
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2017
Diana Childress
Call Number: 942.037 Chi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2017
Frances Gies, Joseph Gies
Description: A Vivid, Detailed Account Of Birth, Marriage, And Death; Food, Clothing, And Housing; Love And Labor, In The Middle Ages
Call Number: 940.1 Gie
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2017
Paul B. Newman
Call Number: 940.1 New
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2017
Sandy Dengler
Call Number: FIC Den
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2017
P. J. Heather
Description: "At the start of the first millennium AD, southern and western Europe formed part of the Mediterranean-based Roman Empire, the largest state western Eurasia has ever known, and was set firmly on a trajectory towards towns, writing, mosaics, and central heating. Central, northern and eastern Europe was home to subsistence farmers, living in wooden houses with mud floors, whose largest political units weighed in at no more than a few thousand people. By the year 1000, Mediterranean domination of the European landscape had been destroyed. Instead of one huge Empire facing loosely organized subsistence farmers, Europe - from the Atlantic almost to the Urals - was home to an interacting commonwealth of Christian states, many of which are still with us today. This book tells the story of the transformations which changed western Eurasia forever: of the birth of Europe itself"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 940.1 Hea
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2017
William C. Jordan
Call Number: 940.1 Jor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2017
Madeleine Pelner Cosman
Call Number: 394.12 C82f
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2017
Melitta Weiss Adamson
Call Number: 641.3 Ada
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2017
Priscilla Royal
Description: The poisoning death of Martin the Cooper is just the start of trouble for Prioress Eleanor of Tyndal as she deals with a host of criminal suspects, a new anchoress who terrifies her servants, and the loyalty of Brother Thomas.
Call Number: FIC Roy
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2017
Rodney Stark
Call Number: 909.07 Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2017
Thomas Cahill
Description: Every year millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but they may not be aware of how great an influence St. Patrick was on the subsequent history of civilization. Not only did he bring Christianity to Ireland, he instilled a sense of literacy and learning that would create the conditions that allowed Ireland to become "the isle of saints and scholars"--And thus preserve Western culture while Europe was being overrun by barbarians. I
Call Number: 941.501 Cah
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2017
Linda Lael Miller
Call Number: LP FIC Mil
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 5, 2017
Brendan Lehane, Time-Life Books
Description: An illustrated retelling of the exploits of such famous legendary heroes as Cuchulain, Finn Mac Cumal, Sigurd, and the knights of King Arthur's Round Table.
Call Number: 398.22 Leh
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2017
Frances Gies, Joseph Gies
Call Number: 940.17 Gie
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2017
Don Nardo
Description: Overview of social and gender class systems of medieval Europe.
Call Number: 940.1 Nar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2017
Michael Prestwich
Description: Vivid Lives In A Distant Landscape : From Charlemagne To Piero Della Francesca
Call Number: 940.1 Pre
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2017
Thomas Cahill
Description: The Rise Of Feminism, Science, And Art From The Cults Of Catholic Europe
Call Number: 909.07 Cah
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2017
Georges Duby
Call Number: 940.1 Rev
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2017
Stuart A. Kallen
Call Number: 909.4 Fou
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2017
Paul Collins
Description: Rome, Germany, France, And The Creation Of Europe In The Tenth Century
Call Number: 940.144 Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2017
Seymour Chwast, Geoffrey Chaucer
Call Number: FIC Chw
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2017
Philip Daileader, Teaching Company
Description: Focusing on the seven centuries from 300 to 1000, this course examines the period of European history known as the "Dark Ages." The period is dominated by two empires, the Roman Empire and the Carolingian Empire.
Call Number: KIT 940.1 Dai Pt. 1
Format: Kit
Date Added: Jul 5, 2017
Philip Daileader, Teaching Company
Call Number: KIT 940.1 Dai Pt.1
Format: Kit
Date Added: Jul 5, 2017
Candace M Robb
Call Number: FIC Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2017
P. C Doherty
Description: Scholars convene at Corfe Castle to crack the code of Roger Bacon's Book of Secrets. When murder and mayhem ensue, Sir Hugh Corbett must thread through a maze of mystery while trying to unlock Bacon's great secrets.
Call Number: FIC Doh
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2017
John M. Thompson, National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Description: This comprehensive historical atlas concentrates on the Mediterranean world but also shows what happened across the globe between A.D. 400 and 1500--from the fall of Rome to the age of discovery. Sumptuously illustrated, it features period works of art, fascinating maps, quotes from medieval figures, close-ups of intriguing artifacts, and rich landscape photographs. For every century, a signature city is spotlighted to represent that era's developments, and time lines connect the many dramatic events that took place in these dark and exciting times.
Call Number: 911.4 Med
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2017
P. C Doherty
Description: "In 1301, peace exists between Edward of England and his archrival Philip IV of France; a peace, diplomats hope, that will be confirmed by a marriage between the young Prince of Wales and Philip's daughter Isabelle. Philip hopes to break the peace with England by discovering some scandal touching the young English heir. With the disturbing death of Lady Eleanor, who is found with her neck broken at the foot of a convent staircase, the Prince's secrets are threatened with exposure. Edward sends Corbett to investigate, and the clerk discovers knots of scandal and deceit that may entangle the English Crown."--Fantasticfiction.com
Call Number: FIC Doh
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2017
Howard Pyle, John F. Plummer
Description: Adventures and exploits of King Arthur and his knights at the court of Camelot and elsewhere in the land of the Britons.
Call Number: 398.2 Pyl 2006
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2017
Ian Mortimer
Description: A Handbook For Visitors To The Fourteenth Century
Call Number: 942.03 Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2017
Time-Life Books
Description: Medieval Europe, AD 800-1500
Call Number: 940.1 Wha
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2017
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July 2017: Books About Journeys

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Whether you want to sail off into the sunset or just take a stroll around the block, your journey is important and exciting.

Join our literary heroes and heroines on their own journeys, near and far. 

A Passage To India [Audiobook]
E. M. Forster, Kate Reading
FIC For
Outlander [E-book]
Diana Gabaldon
A Walk In The Woods [E-book]
Bill Bryson
Pablo & Jane And The Hot Air Contraption
José Domingo
J FIC Dom
Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey Of A Mouse To The Moon
Torben Kuhlmann, David Henry Wilson
E Kuh
Sacajawea
Anna Lee Waldo
FIC Wal
Around The World In Eighty Days
Jules Verne, James Prunier
J FIC Ver
Steppin' Out: Playful Rhymes For Toddler Times
Lin Oliver, Tomie DePaola
E Oli
Cold Mountain [Large Print]
Charles Frazier
LP FIC Fra
Survival Strategies Of The Almost Brave
Jen White
J FIC Whi
East Of The Sun
Julia Gregson
FIC Gre
The Incredible Journey
Sheila Burnford, Carl Burger
J FIC Bur
Eat, Pray, Love [Large Print]
Elizabeth Gilbert
LP 910.4 Gil
The Lord Of The Rings
J. R. R. Tolkien
FIC Tol
From Norvelt To Nowhere
Jack Gantos
J FIC Gan
The Lost World ; & Other Stories
Arthur Conan Doyle
FIC Doy
Gulliver's Travels
Jonathan Swift, Michael Seidel
FIC Swi
The Middle Of Somewhere
J. B Cheaney
J FIC Che
I Am Amelia Earhart
Brad Meltzer, Chris Eliopoulos, illustrator
JB Ear
The Remains Of The Day
Kazuo Ishiguro
FIC Ish
Into Africa: The Epic Adventures Of Stanley And Livingstone
Martin Dugard
920 Dug
The Road Home
Katie Cotton, Sarah Jacoby
E Cot
Journey
Aaron Becker
E Bec
The Sun Also Rises [Large Print]
Ernest Hemingway
LP FIC Hem
Journey To The Center Of The Earth
Jules Verne, F. A. Malleson, Ursula K Heise
FIC Ver
The Thing About Luck
Cynthia Kadohata, Julia Kuo
J FIC Kad
Life Is A Wheel [Large Print]
Bruce Weber
LP 917.3 Web
The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry [E-book]
Rachel Joyce
Life Of Pi [Large Print]
Yann Martel
LP FIC Mar
The Voyage Of The Narwhal [Audiobook]
Andrea Barrett, George Guidall
FIC Bar
Lost And Found
Oliver Jeffers
E Jef
Travels With My Aunt
Graham Greene
FIC Gre
Master And Commander [Audiobook]
Patrick O'Brian, Robert Hardy
FIC OBr
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, And The Opening Of The American West
Stephen E Ambrose
917.8042 Amb
Murder On The Orient Express [Audiobook]
Agatha Christie, Dan Stevens
FIC Chr
Walk Two Moons [eAudiobook]
Sharon Creech, Hope Davis, Harper Audio

E. M. Forster, Kate Reading
Call Number: FIC For
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Bill Bryson
Description: Bryson share his experiences hiking the Appalachian Trail with a childhood friend. The two encounter eccentric characters, a blizzard, getting lost, and rude yuppies along the way.
Format: eBook
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Torben Kuhlmann, David Henry Wilson
Description: A little mouse who dreams of the moon, travels to the Smithsonian Museum where he learns about the history of mouse aviation and begins preparing for his own journey into outer space.
Call Number: E Kuh
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Jules Verne, James Prunier
Description: In 1872 Phileas Fogg wins a bet by traveling around the world in seventy-nine days, twenty-three hours, and fifty-seven minutes.
Call Number: J FIC Ver
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Charles Frazier
Call Number: LP FIC Fra
Format: Large Print
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Julia Gregson
Description: Autumn 1928. Three young women are on their way to India, each with a new life in mind. Rose, a beautiful but naïve bride-to-be, is anxious about leaving her family and marrying a man she hardly knows. Victoria, her bridesmaid couldn't be happier to getaway from her overbearing mother, and is determined to find herself a husband. And Viva, their inexperienced chaperone, is in search of the India of her childhood, ghosts from the past and freedom. Each of them has their own reason for leaving their homeland but the hopes and secrets they carry can do little to prepare them for what lies ahead in India.
Call Number: FIC Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Elizabeth Gilbert
Description: One Woman's Search For Everything Across Italy, India, And Indonesia
Call Number: LP 910.4 Gil
Format: Large Print
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Jack Gantos
Description: After an explosion, a new crime by an old murderer, and the sad passing of the founder of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack accompanies his slightly mental elderly mentor, Miss Volker, on a cross-country run as she pursues the oddest of outlaws.
Call Number: J FIC Gan
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Jonathan Swift, Michael Seidel
Description: The voyages of an Englishman carry him to such strange places as Lilliput, where people are six inches tall; Brobdingnag, a land of giants; an island of sorcerers; and a country ruled by horses.
Call Number: FIC Swi
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Brad Meltzer, Chris Eliopoulos, illustrator
Description: Presents the life of the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, who mysteriously disappeared in 1937 while attempting to fly around the world.
Call Number: JB Ear
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Martin Dugard
Call Number: 920 Dug
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Aaron Becker
Description: Using a red marker, a young girl draws a door on her bedroom wall and through it enters another world where she experiences many adventures, including being captured by an evil emperor.
Call Number: E Bec
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Jules Verne, F. A. Malleson, Ursula K Heise
Description: The adventure begins when a strange Icelander parchment is uncovered in an old bookstore and reaches a fevered pitch that never lets up as Professor Lidenbrock, his nephew Axel, and their guide, Hans, journey to the center of the earth. From the moment they reach the extinct volcano of the Mountain of Sneffels and make their treacherous descent, their chances of reaching the surface alive again become very slim, as they encounter boiling seas, serpent-like monsters, prehistoric apes and an eerie otherworld from which no man has ever escaped.
Call Number: FIC Ver
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Bruce Weber
Description: Riding a bicycle across the United States is one of those bucket-list goals that many dream about but few fulfill. In 2011 at the age of fifty-seven, New York Times obituary writer Bruce Weber made the trip alone and wrote about it as it unfolded mile by mile. Now, expanding upon the articles and blog posts that quickly became a must-read adventure story, Weber gives us a witty, inspiring, and reflective diary of his journey.
Call Number: LP 917.3 Web
Format: Large Print
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Yann Martel
Description: After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship in the Pacific, one solitary lifeboat remains, carrying a hyena, a zebra, a female orangutan, a Bengal tiger, and a 16-year-old Indian boy names Pi. His story is a dazzling work of imagination that will delight and astound listerners in equal measure. It is a triumph of storytelling and a tale that will as one character puts it, make you believe in God.
Call Number: LP FIC Mar
Format: Large Print
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Oliver Jeffers
Description: While trying his best to help a penguin that has shown up at his door, a boy journeys all the way to the South Pole, only to realize that the penguin was never lost.
Call Number: E Jef
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Patrick O'Brian, Robert Hardy
Description: First in the series. Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin form a friendship in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. Life aboard a man-of-war in Nelson's navy is described.
Call Number: FIC OBr
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Agatha Christie, Dan Stevens
Description: On the long train ride from Istanbul to Paris, detective Poirot must find the killer of a much-hated millionaire among thirteen suspects with reasons to kill.
Call Number: FIC Chr
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Diana Gabaldon
Description: Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century, and a lover in another. In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon--when she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach--an "outlander"--in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of our Lord, 1743. Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire's destiny in soon inextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidden Castle Leoch. She is catapulted without warning into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life and shatter her heart. For here, James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
Format: eBook
Date Added: May 26, 2017
José Domingo
Description: "A strange green glow is coming from the old house up on the hill, and when Pablo and Jane decide to inquire they make an unexpected discovery. Zapped into the Monster Dimension by the evil cat, Dr. Felinibus, they must now find a way home in the broken Hot Air Time Machine, with a little help from their friend Dr. Jules (a nineteenth century scientist trapped inside the body of a rat)"--Publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Dom
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Anna Lee Waldo
Description: Recreates the life and legend of the Shoshoni Indian as she struggles to survive among hostile tribes, is forced to become the wife of a French trader, and plays a pivotal role in the journeys of Lewis and Clark.
Call Number: FIC Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Lin Oliver, Tomie DePaola
Description: "A collection of nineteen original poems featuring toddlers exploring their world"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Oli
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Jen White
Description: Soon after their mother's sudden death in San Diego, Liberty, twelve, and Billie, eight, are abandoned at an Arizona gas station by the father they barely know and Liberty must find a way to keep them together and safe until either Dad returns or they can contact Julie, their mother's best friend.
Call Number: J FIC Whi
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Sheila Burnford, Carl Burger
Description: A Siamese cat, an old bull terrier, and a young Labrador retriever travel together 250 miles through the Canadian wilderness to find their family.
Call Number: J FIC Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
J. R. R. Tolkien
Description: Presents the epic depicting the Great War of the Ring, a struggle between good and evil in Middle-earth, following the odyssey of Frodo the hobbit and his companions on a quest to destroy the Ring of Power.
Call Number: FIC Tol
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Arthur Conan Doyle
Call Number: FIC Doy
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
J. B Cheaney
Description: Twelve-year-old Ronnie loves organization, especially because her brother has attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, but traveling with their grandfather who is investigating wind power in Kansas brings some pleasant, if chaotic, surprises.
Call Number: J FIC Che
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Kazuo Ishiguro
Call Number: FIC Ish
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Katie Cotton, Sarah Jacoby
Description: Animals teach their young how to find home in the forest.
Call Number: E Cot
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Ernest Hemingway
Description: The story of a group of Americans and English on a sojourn from Paris to Paloma, evokes in poignant detail, life among the expatriates on Paris's Left Bank, during the 1920s and conveys in brutally realistic descriptions the power and danger of bullfighting in Spain.
Call Number: LP FIC Hem
Format: Large Print
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Cynthia Kadohata, Julia Kuo
Description: Just when twelve-year-old Summer thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong in a year of bad luck, an emergency takes her parents to Japan, leaving Summer to care for her little brother while helping her grandmother cook and do laundry for harvest workers.
Call Number: J FIC Kad
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Rachel Joyce
Description: Harold Fry is convinced that he must deliver a letter to an old love in order to save her, meeting various characters along the way and reminiscing about the events of his past and people he has known, as he tries to find peace and acceptance.
Format: eBook
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Andrea Barrett, George Guidall
Description: In 1885 Erasmus Darwin Wells embarks an expedition to the Arctic to search for the explorer, John Franklin. Erasmus' fears of failure seem to be realized when the voyage threatens to turn violent.
Call Number: FIC Bar
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Graham Greene
Call Number: FIC Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Stephen E Ambrose
Call Number: 917.8042 Amb
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2017
Sharon Creech, Hope Davis, Harper Audio
Description: After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother's route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: May 26, 2017
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June 2017: Books with LGBTQI characters

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Books with LGBTQI characters can be hard to find, so we've made it a little easier for you. We've pulled together books from many genres and styles to represent this important population.

A Density Of Souls
Christopher Rice
FIC Ric
Our Own Private Universe
Robin Talley
YA FIC Tal
After Disasters
Viet Dinh
FIC Din
Pantomime
Laura Lam
YA FIC Lam
Ammonite
Nicola Griffith
FIC Gri
Queens Of Geek
Jen Wilde
YA FIC Wil
An Accident Of Stars
Foz Meadows
FIC Mea
Running: A Novel
Cara Hoffman
FIC Hof
Beautiful Music For Ugly Children
Kirstin Cronn-Mills
YA FIC Cro
Santa Olivia
Jacqueline Carey
FIC Car
Books Of Blood: Volume 1
Clive Barker
FIC
Tattoo Atlas
Tim Floreen
YA FIC Flo
Cakewalk [Large Print]
Rita Mae Brown
LP FIC Bro
The City Of Devi: [eAudiobook]
Manil Suri, Vikas Adam, Priya Ayyar, Blackstone Audio
China Mountain Zhang
Maureen F. McHugh
FIC McH
The Danish Girl [Audiobook]
David Ebershoff, Jeff Woodman
FIC Ebe
City On Fire [Audiobook]
Garth Risk Hallberg, Rebecca Lowman, MacLeod Andrews, Alex McKenna, Paul Michael (Actor)
FIC Hal
The End Of Eddy: A Novel
Édouard Louis, Michael Lucey
FIC Lou
Great
Sara Benincasa, F. Scott Fitzgerald
YA FIC Ben
The Gap Of Time: A Novel [eAudiobook]
Jeanette Winterson, William Shakespeare, Inc Books on Tape
I'll Give You The Sun
Jandy Nelson
YA FIC Nel
The Gods Of Tango [Audiobook]
Carolina De Robertis
FIC De R
Imagine Me Gone [Audiobook]
Adam Haslett, Ellen Archer (Narrator), Robert Fass
FIC Has
The Gustav Sonata [Audiobook]
Rose Tremain, Derek Perkins
FIC Tre
Lizard Radio [E-book]
Pat Schmatz
The Miseducation Of Cameron Post
Emily M Danforth
YA FIC Dan
Luck In The Shadows
Lynn Flewelling
FIC Fle
The Root: A Novel Of The Wrath & Athenaeum
Na'amen Gobert Tilahun
FIC Til
Marlene
C. W. Gortner
FIC Gor
The Traitor Baru Cormorant
Seth Dickinson
FIC Dic
More Than This [E-book]
Patrick Ness
Under The Udala Trees
Chinelo Okparanta
FIC Okp
My Cat Yugoslavia
Pajtim Statovci, David Hackston
FIC Sta
Yabo
Alexis De Veaux
FIC De V

Christopher Rice
Description: Four high school students in present-day New Orleans are torn apart by envy, passion, and tragedy. They quickly discover the fragile boundaries between friendship and betrayal as they enter high school and form new alliances. Then two violent deaths disrupt the core of what they once shared. Five years later, the friends are drawn back together as new facts about their mutual history are revealed, and what was held to be a tragic accident is discovered to be murder.
Call Number: FIC Ric
Format: Book
Date Added: May 30, 2017
Viet Dinh
Description: Recounts the experiences of four rescue workers who put their lives at risk to save others after a life-shattering earthquake in India.In the wake of a life-shattering earthquake in India four men fight to impose order on an increasingly chaotic city. Ted is a pharmaceutical salesman turned member of the Disaster Assistance Response Team; his colleague Piotr, still carries with him the scars of the Bosnia conflict. Andy, a young firefighter, is eager to prove his worth; and Dev, a doctor on the ground races against time and dwindling resources.
Call Number: FIC Din
Format: Book
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Nicola Griffith
Call Number: FIC Gri
Format: Book
Date Added: May 30, 2017
Foz Meadows
Description: When Saffron Coulter stumbles through a hole in reality, she finds herself trapped in Kena, a magical realm on the brink of civil war. There, her fate becomes intertwined with that of three very different women: Zech, the fast-thinking acolyte of a cunning, powerful exile; Viya, the spoiled, runaway consort of the empire-building ruler, Vex Leoden; and Gwen, an Earth-born worldwalker whose greatest regret is putting Leoden on the throne.
Call Number: FIC Mea
Format: Book
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Kirstin Cronn-Mills
Description: Gabe has always identified as a boy, but he was born with a girl's body. With his new public access radio show gaining in popularity, Gabe struggles with romance, friendships, and parents--all while trying to come out as transgendered. An audition for a station in Minneapolis looks like his ticket to a better life in the big city. But his entire future is threatened when several violent guys find out Gabe, the popular DJ, is also Elizabeth from school.
Call Number: YA FIC Cro
Format: Book
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Clive Barker
Call Number: FIC
Format: Book
Date Added: May 30, 2017
Rita Mae Brown
Description: "Set against the backdrop of America emerging from World War I, Cakewalk provides an entertaining look at a small town straddling the Mason Dixon line, where the townsfolk remain split between good and bad, or love and sex, or male and female, or politics and sobriety, and the inimitable, irrepressible, distinctly free-thinking Hunsenmier sisters, Louise and Julia--otherwise known as Wheezie and Jutz--and their wide circle of equally indelible friends."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Bro
Format: Large Print
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Maureen F. McHugh
Description: In its pages, we enter a postrevolution America, moving from the hyperurbanized eastern seaboard to the Arctic bleakness of Baffin Island; from the new Imperial City to an agricultural commune on Mars. The overlapping lives of cyberkite fliers, lonely colonists, illicit neural-pressball players, and organic engineers blend into a powerful, taut story of a young man's journey of discovery.
Call Number: FIC McH
Format: Book
Date Added: May 30, 2017
Garth Risk Hallberg, Rebecca Lowman, MacLeod Andrews, Alex McKenna, Paul Michael (Actor)
Description: The individuals who live within this novel are Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city's largest fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and Samantha, two suburban teenagers seduced by downtown's punk scene; an obsessive magazine reporter and his idealistic neighbor; and the detective trying to figure out what any of them have to do with a shooting in Central Park. Their entangled relationships open up the loneliest-seeming corners of the crowded city. And when the infamous blackout of July 13, 1977, plunges this world into darkness, each of these lives will be changed forever.
Call Number: FIC Hal
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Sara Benincasa, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Description: In this contemporary retelling of "The Great Gatsby," seventeen-year-old Naomi Rye becomes entangled in the drama of a Hamptons social circle and a tragedy that shakes the summer community.
Call Number: YA FIC Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Jandy Nelson
Description: "Jude and her brother, Noah, are incredibly close twins. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude surfs and cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and divisive ways until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as an unpredictable new mentor"--FantasticFiction.com.
Call Number: YA FIC Nel
Format: Book
Date Added: May 16, 2017
Adam Haslett, Ellen Archer (Narrator), Robert Fass
Description: When Margaret's fiancé, John, is hospitalized for depression, she faces a choice: carry on with their plans, or back away from the suffering it may bring her. She decides to marry him. What follows is the unforgettable story of what unfolds from this act of love and faith. At the heart of it is their eldest son, Michael, a brilliant, anxious music fanatic, and the story of how, over the span of decades, his younger siblings--the responsible Celia and the tightly controlled Alec--struggle along with their mother to care for Michael's increasingly troubled existence.
Call Number: FIC Has
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Pat Schmatz
Description: "Fifteen-year-old bender Kivali has had a rough time in a gender-rigid culture. Abandoned as a baby and raised by Sheila, an ardent nonconformist, Kivali has always been surrounded by uncertainty. Where did she come from? Is it true what Sheila says, that she was deposited on Earth by the mysterious saurians? What are you? people ask, and Kivali isn't sure. Boy/girl? Human/lizard? Both/neither? Now she's in CropCamp, with all of its schedules and regs, and the first real friends she's ever had. Strange occurrences and complicated relationships raise questions Kivali has never before had to consider. But she has a gift--the power to enter a trancelike state to harness the "knowings" inside her. She has Lizard Radio. Will it be enough to save her?" -- provided by publisher.
Format: eBook
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Lynn Flewelling
Description: Seregil--thief, con artist, and spy in the employ of the queen's wizard--takes an apprentice in his struggle against a surreal world of intrigue, magic, and politics engineered by Plenimar, the queen's ancient foe.
Call Number: FIC Fle
Format: Book
Date Added: May 16, 2017
C. W. Gortner
Description: "Marlene reveals the inner life of a woman of grit, glamour, and ambition who defied convention, seduced the world, and forged her own path on her own terms."--book jacket.
Call Number: FIC Gor
Format: Book
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Patrick Ness
Description: A boy named Seth drowns, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. How is that possible? He remembers dying. So how is he here? And where is this place? It looks like the suburban English town where he lived as a child, before an unthinkable tragedy happened and his family moved to America. But the neighborhood around his old house is overgrown, covered in dust, and completely abandoned. What's going on? And why is it that whenever he closes his eyes, he falls prey to vivid, agonizing memories that seem more real than the world around him? Seth begins a search for answers, hoping that he might not be alone, trapped in a crumbling, abandoned world.
Format: eBook
Date Added: May 16, 2017
Pajtim Statovci, David Hackston
Description: "Already an international sensation: a debut novel that tells a love story set in two countries in two radically different moments in time, bringing together a young man, his mother, a boa constrictor, and one capricious cat. In 1980s Yugoslavia, a youngMuslim girl is married off to a man she hardly knows, but what was meant to be a happy match goes quickly wrong. Soon thereafter her country is torn apart by war and she and her family flee. Years later, her son, Bekim, grows up a social outcast in present day Finland, not just an immigrant in a country suspicious of foreigners, but a gay man in an unaccepting society. Aside from casual hookups, his only friend is a boa constrictor whom, improbably--he is terrified of snakes--he lets roam his apartment. But during a visit to a gay bar, Bekim meets a talking cat who moves in with him and his snake. It is this witty, charming, manipulative creature who starts Bekim on a journey back to Kosovo to confront his demons, and make sense of the magical, cruel, incredible history of his family. And it is this that, in turn, enables him finally, to open himself to true love--which he will find in the most unexpected place."-- Provided by publisher
Call Number: FIC Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Robin Talley
Description: When Aki and her best friend Lori set off on a youth-group trip to a small Mexican town for the summer, Aki meets Christa, who helps awaken her sexual and emotional feelings towards other women.
Call Number: YA FIC Tal
Format: Book
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Laura Lam
Description: Gene, the daughter of a noble family, runs away from the decadence of court to R.H. Ragona's circus of magic, where she meets runaway Micah, whose blood could unlock the mysteries of the world of Ellada.
Call Number: YA FIC Lam
Format: Book
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Jen Wilde
Description: Australian friends Charlie, Taylor and Jamie are in San Diego for their first ever "SupaCon." Charlie likes to stand out. She's a vlogger/actress promoting her first movie, and this is her chance to show fans she's over her public breakup with co-star Reese Ryan. When internet-famous cool-girl actress Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie's long-time crush on her isn't as one-sided as she thought. Taylor's brain is wired differently, making her fear change. And there's one thing in her life she knows will never change: her friendship with her best guy friend Jamie. When she hears about a fan contest for her favorite fandom, she starts to rethink her rules on playing it safe.
Call Number: YA FIC Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Cara Hoffman
Description: Bridey Sullivan is a young American who has fled a peculiar and traumatic upbringing in Washington State. Searching for a new beginning, she arrives in Athens, Greece, in 1989, and quickly finds work as a "runner," riding trains looking for tourists to lure back to the four-dollar-a night Hotel Olympos in exchange for a small commission and a free place to stay. There, she meets a queer couple, English poet Milo Rollack and Eton dropout Jasper Lethe. As the trio "run" trains, slip in and out of homelessness, and drink away their meager earnings in seedy corner bars, they form a unique kind of family. But when they befriend an IRA fugitive, they become inextricably linked to an act of terrorism that will mark each of them for life and force them apart.
Call Number: FIC Hof
Format: Book
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Jacqueline Carey
Description: Loup Garron was born and raised in Santa Olivia, an isolated, disenfranchised town next to a US military base inside a DMZ buffer zone between Texas and Mexico. A fugitive "Wolf-Man" who had a love affair with a local woman, Loup's father was one of a group of men genetically-manipulated and used by the US government as a weapon. The "Wolf-Men" were engineered to have superhuman strength, speed, sensory capability, stamina, and a total lack of fear, and Loup, named for and sharing her father's wolf-like qualities, is marked as an outsider. After her mother dies, Loup goes to live among the misfit orphans at the parish church, where they seethe from the injustices visited upon the locals by the soldiers. Eventually, the orphans find an outlet for their frustrations: They form a vigilante group to support Loup Garron who, costumed as their patron saint, Santa Olivia, uses her special abilities to avenge the town. Aware that she could lose her freedom, and possibly her life, Loup is determined to fight to redress the wrongs her community has suffered. And like the reincarnation of their patron saint, she will bring hope to all of Santa Olivia.
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: May 30, 2017
Tim Floreen
Description: "After Franklin commits a horrific crime and is sent to a special lab for rehabilitation, only Jeremy believes that Franklin might actually be better but when crimes start up again in their small town, Jeremy begins to wonder if evil can ever truly be quelled."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Flo
Format: Book
Date Added: May 16, 2017
Manil Suri, Vikas Adam, Priya Ayyar, Blackstone Audio
Description: As Mumbai empties under the threat of imminent nuclear annihilation, statistician Sarita can only think of being reunited with her physicist husband. To find him, she must journey across the surreal landscape of a near-abandoned city, braving gangs of competing Hindu and Muslim hoodlums. Joining her is Jaza Muslim whose true religion has always been sex.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: May 17, 2017
David Ebershoff, Jeff Woodman
Description: Inspired by the true story of Danish painter Einar Wegener and his California-born wife, this tender portrait of a marriage asks "What do you do when someone you love wants to change?"
Call Number: FIC Ebe
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Édouard Louis, Michael Lucey
Description: "An autobiographical novel about growing up gay in a working-class town in Picardy. "Every morning in the bathroom I would repeat the same phrase to myself over and over again. Today I'm really gonna be a tough guy." Growing up in a poor village in northern France, all Eddy Bellegueule wanted was to be a man in the eyes of his family and neighbors. But from childhood, he was different -- "girlish," intellectually precocious, and attracted to other men. Already translated into twenty languages, The End of Eddy captures the violence and desperation of life in a French factory town. It is also a sensitive, universal portrait of boyhood and sexual awakening."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lou
Format: Book
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Jeanette Winterson, William Shakespeare, Inc Books on Tape
Description: The Winter's Tale is one of Shakespeare's "late plays." It tells the story of a king whose jealousy results in the banishment of his baby daughter and the death of his beautiful wife. His daughter is found and brought up by a shepherd on the Bohemian coast, but through a series of extraordinary events, father and daughter, and eventually mother too, are reunited. In The Gap of Time, Jeanette Winterson's cover version of The Winter's Tale, we move from London, a city reeling after the 2008 financial crisis, to a storm-ravaged American city called New Bohemia. Her story is one of childhood friendship, money, status, technology and the elliptical nature of time. This is a story of the consuming power of jealousy on the one hand, and redemption and the enduring love of a lost child on the other.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Carolina De Robertis
Description: February 1913: seventeen-year-old Leda, clutching a suitcase and her father's cherished violin, leaves her small Italian village for a new home (and husband) halfway across the world in Argentina. Upon her arrival in Buenos Aires, Leda is shocked to find that her bridegroom has been killed. Unable to fathom the idea of returning home, she remains in this unfamiliar city, living in a commune, without friends or family, on the brink of destitution. She finally acts on a passion she has kept secret for years: mastering the violin. Leda is seduced by the music that underscores life in the city: tango, born from lower-class immigrant voices, now the illicit, scandalous dance of brothels and cabarets. Leda knows, however, that she can never play in public as a woman, so she cuts off her hair, binds her breasts, and, as a young man, joins a troupe of musicians bent on bringing tango into the salons of high society. As time progresses, the lines between Leda and her disguise will begin to blur, and feelings that she has long kept suppressed will reveal themselves, jeopardizing not only her music career but her life itself.
Call Number: FIC De R
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Rose Tremain, Derek Perkins
Description: Growing up sheltered from the echoes of World War II, Gustav forges an intense relationship with a mercurial Jewish boy, Anton, a talented pianist who introduces him to the harsh realities of racism, tolerance, and cruelty during a friendship spanning half a century.
Call Number: FIC Tre
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Emily M Danforth
Description: In the early 1990s, when gay teenager Cameron Post rebels against her conservative Montana ranch town and her family decides she needs to change her ways, she is sent to a gay conversion therapy center.
Call Number: YA FIC Dan
Format: Book
Date Added: May 16, 2017
Na'amen Gobert Tilahun
Description: "When a secret government agency trying to enslave you isn't the biggest problem you're facing, you're in trouble. Erik, a former teen star living in San Francisco, thought his life was complicated; having his ex-boyfriend in jail because of the scandal that destroyed his career seemed overwhelming. Then Erik learned he was Blooded: descended from the Gods. Struggling with a power he doesn't understand and can barely control, Erik discovers that a secret government agency is selling off Blooded like lab rats to a rival branch of preternatural beings in 'Zebub--San Francisco's mirror city in an alternate dimension. Lil, a timid apprentice in 'Zebub, is searching for answers to her parents' sudden and mysterious deaths. Surrounded by those who wish her harm and view her as a lesser being, Lil delves into a forgotten history that those in power will go to dangerous lengths to keep buried. What neither Erik nor Lil realize is that a darkness is coming, something none have faced in living memory. It eats. It hunts. And it knows them."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Til
Format: Book
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Seth Dickinson
Description: "Baru Cormorant believes any price is worth paying to liberate her people--even her soul. When the Empire of Masks conquers her island home, overwrites her culture, criminalizes her customs, and murders one of her fathers, Baru vows to swallow her hate, join the Empire's civil service, and claw her way high enough to set her people free. Sent as an Imperial agent to distant Aurdwynn, another conquered country, Baru discovers it's on the brink of rebellion. Drawn by the intriguing duchess Tain Hu into a circle of seditious dukes, Baru may be able to use her position to help. As she pursues a precarious balance between the rebels and a shadowy cabal within the Empire, she orchestrates a do-or-die gambit with freedom as the prize. But the cost of winning the long game of saving her people may be far greater than Baru imagines"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Dic
Format: Book
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Chinelo Okparanta
Description: A young Nigerian girl, displaced during their civil war, begins a powerful love affair with another refugee girl from a different ethnic community until the pair are discovered and must learn the cost of living a lie amidst taboos and prejudices.
Call Number: FIC Okp
Format: Book
Date Added: May 17, 2017
Alexis De Veaux
Call Number: FIC De V
Format: Book
Date Added: May 17, 2017
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May 2017: Mom's Recommendations

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Our library staff asked their moms for book recommendations, because mom always knows best. Here's their responses! You may also read a book that your own mom recommends.

Anne Of Green Gables
L. M. Montgomery
J FIC Mon
Love You Forever
Robert N. Munsch, Sheila McGraw
E Mun
Become A Better You: 7 Keys To Improving Your Life Every Day
Joel Osteen
248.4 Ost
Mrs. Mike, The Story Of Katherine Mary Flannigan
Benedict Freedman, Nancy Mars Freedman
FIC Fre
Blessings: A Novel
Anna Quindlen
FIC Qui
My Brilliant Friend
Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (translator)
FIC Fer
Bridge To Terabithia
Katherine Paterson, Donna Diamond
J FIC Pat
Nothing To Do But Stay: My Pioneer Mother [Large Print]
Carrie Young
LP 978.4 You
Bringing Up Girls
James C. Dobson
248.845 Dob
Owls And Other Fantasies: Poems And Essays
Mary Oliver
811 Oli
Chocolat: A Novel
Joanne Harris
FIC Har
The Nix [Large Print]
Nathan Hill
LP FIC Hil
Clementine: The Life Of Mrs. Winston Churchill
Sonia Purnell
B Chu
The Phantom Of Fifth Avenue
Meryl Gordon
B Cla
Devil's Mistress [Large Print]
Heather Graham
LP FIC Gra
The Secret Garden [Large Print]
Frances Hodgson Burnett
JLP FIC Bur
Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Rebecca Wells
FIC Wel
The Thorn Birds [Audiobook]
Colleen McCullough, Davina Porter, LLC Recorded Books
FIC McC
Doctor Zhivago
Boris Leonidovich Pasternak, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky
FIC Pas
Thurston House
Danielle Steel
FIC Ste
Great Tide Rising
Kathleen Dean Moore
179.1 Moo
Walking Across Egypt
Clyde Edgerton
FIC
Just Mercy: A Story Of Justice And Redemption
Bryan Stevenson
353.48 Ste
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Peter Hedges
FIC Hed
Katherine
Anya Seton
FIC Set
When Pride Still Mattered: A Life Of Vince Lombardi
David Maraniss
B Lom
Listen To Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We're Saying Now
Ann Imig
808.8 Lis
Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel
Maria Semple
FIC Sem
Little Women [DVD]
Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon, Gabriel Byrne, Trini Alvarado, Samantha Mathis
Drama
Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance [Audiobook]
Robert M Pirsig, Michael Kramer (Narrator)
B Pir

L. M. Montgomery
Description: Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.
Call Number: J FIC Mon
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 11, 2017
Joel Osteen
Call Number: 248.4 Ost
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2017
Anna Quindlen
Description: Skip Cuddy, caretaker of the Blessing estate, finds a baby asleep in a box and decides he wants to keep her. The secrets of the past, how they affect the decisions and lives of people in the present are at the center of this work.
Call Number: FIC Qui
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 11, 2017
Katherine Paterson, Donna Diamond
Description: The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm.
Call Number: J FIC Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
James C. Dobson
Description: Parenting expert and best-selling author Dr. James Dobson discusses how parents can face the challenges of raising daughters to become healthy, happy, and successful women who overcome challenges specific to girls and women today and who ultimately excel in life.
Call Number: 248.845 Dob
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 11, 2017
Joanne Harris
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 18, 2010
Sonia Purnell
Description: A portrait of Winston Churchill's extraordinary wife and her lesser-known role in World War II discusses her relationship with political mentor Eleanor Roosevelt, her role in safeguarding Churchill's health throughout key historical events and her controversial family priorities.
Call Number: B Chu
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 23, 2017
Heather Graham
Call Number: LP FIC Gra
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
Rebecca Wells
Description: When Siddalee Walker, oldest daughter of Vivi Abbott Walker, Ya-Ya extraordinaire, is interviewed in the New York Times about a hit play she's directed, her mother gets described as a "tap-dancing child abuser." Enraged, Vivi disowns Sidda. Devastated, Sidda begs forgiveness, and postpones her upcoming wedding. All looks bleak until the Ya-Yas step in and convince Vivi to send Sidda a scrapbook of their girlhood mementos, called "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood." As Sidda struggles to analyze her mother, she comes face to face with the tangled beauty of imperfect love, and the fact that forgiveness, more than understanding, is often what the heart longs for.
Call Number: FIC Wel
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 12, 2017
Boris Leonidovich Pasternak, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky
Description: "Boris Pasternak's Widely acclaimed novel comes gloriously to life in a magnificent new translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhnosky, the award-winning translators of war and Peace and Anna karenina, and to whom. The New York Review of Books declared. "the English-speaking world is indebted."" "First published in Italy in 1957 amid internatrional controversy---the novel was banned in the Soviet Union Until 1988. and Pasternak declined the Nobel prize a year later under intense pressure from soviet authorities---Doctor Zhiuago is the story of the life and loves of a poet-physician during the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. Taking his family from Moscow to What he hopes will be shelter in the Ural Mountains, Zhivago finds himself instead embroiled in the battle between the Whites and the Reds. Set against this backdrop of cruelty and Strife is Zhivago's love for the tender and beautiful Lara: Pursued, found, and lost again, Lara is the very embodiment of the pain and chaos of those cataclymic times." "Stunningly rendered in the spirit of Pasternak's original---resurrecting his style, rhythms, voicings, and tone---and including an Introduction, textual annotations, and a translators' note, this edition of Doctor Zhivago is destined to become the deifinitive English transaltion of our time."--BOOK JACKET.
Call Number: FIC Pas
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Kathleen Dean Moore
Description: "Even as seas rise against the shores, another great tide is beginning to rise--a tide of outrage against the pillage of the planet, a tide of commitment to justice and human rights, a swelling affirmation of moral responsibility to the future and to Earth's fullness of life. Philosopher and nature essayist Kathleen Dean Moore takes on the essential questions: Why is it wrong to wreck the world? What is our obligation to the future? What is the transformative power of moral resolve? How can clear thinking stand against the lies and illogic that batter the chances for positive change? What are useful answers to the recurring questions of a storm-threatened time? What can anyone do? Is there any hope? And always this: What stories and ideas will lift people who deeply care, inspiring them to move forward with clarity and moral courage?"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 179.1 Moo
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 11, 2017
Bryan Stevenson
Description: The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama recounts his experiences as a lawyer working to assist those desperately in need, reflecting on his pursuit of the ideal of compassion in American justice.
Call Number: 353.48 Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 11, 2017
Anya Seton
Call Number: FIC Set
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Ann Imig
Description: Irreverent, thought-provoking, hilarious, and edgy: a collection of personal stories celebrating motherhood. Listen to Your Mother is an awakening of why our mothers are important, taking readers on a journey through motherhood in all of its complexity, diversity, and humor. Based on the national performance movement, Listen to Your Mother showcases the experiences of ordinary people of all racial, gender, and age backgrounds, from every corner of the country. This collection of essays celebrates and validates what it means to be a mother today, with honesty and candor that is arrestingly stimulating and refreshing. The stories are raw, honest, poignant, ranging from adoption, assimilation to emptying nests; first-time motherhood, foster-parenting, to infertility; single-parenting, LGBTQ parenting, to special-needs parenting; step-mothering; never mothering, to surrogacy; and mothering through illness to mothering through unsolicited advice. These personal stories are the collective voice of mothers among us.--Excerpted from statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 808.8 Lis
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 12, 2017
Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon, Gabriel Byrne, Trini Alvarado, Samantha Mathis
Description: Story about the March family of four daughters and a strong mother (Sarandon) who, because her husband is away serving in the Army during the Civil War, must raise her "little women" on her own. The daughters include: spirited Jo (Ryder) who longs for a career as a writer; beautiful and conservative older sister Meg (Alvarado); fragile Beth (Danes); and the romantic Amy (Dunst/Mathis). Through the years, as they become women, the sisters share their most cherished and painful moments of self-discovery as their mother's pride and strength guide them through questions of independence, romance and virtue.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 13, 2017
Robert N. Munsch, Sheila McGraw
Description: A story of how a little boy goes through the stages of childhood and becomes a man and about the enduring nature of parents' love and how it crosses generations.
Call Number: E Mun
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 12, 2017
Benedict Freedman, Nancy Mars Freedman
Description: Mrs. Mike is the love story of Katherine Mary O'Fallon, a young Irish girl from Boston, and Sergeant Mike Flannigan of the Canadian Mounted Police, who is priest, doctor, and magistrate to all in the great Canadian wilderness area under his supervision.
Call Number: FIC Fre
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 23, 2017
Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (translator)
Description: Beginning in the 1950s Elena and Lila grow up in Naples, Italy, mirroring two different aspects of their nation.
Call Number: FIC Fer
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 12, 2017
Carrie Young
Call Number: LP 978.4 You
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 27, 2017
Mary Oliver
Call Number: 811 Oli
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Nathan Hill
Description: It’s 2011, and Samuel Andresen-Anderson -- college professor, stalled writer -- hasn't seen his mother, Faye, in decades, not since she abandoned the family when he was a boy. Now she's re-appeared, having committed an absurd crime that electrifies the nightly news, beguiles the internet, and inflames a politically divided country. The media paints Faye as a radical hippie with a sordid past, but as far as Samuel knows, his mother was an ordinary girl who married her high-school sweetheart. Which version of his mother is true? Two facts are certain: she's facing some serious charges, and she needs Samuel's help. To save her, Samuel will have to embark on his own journey, uncovering long-buried secrets about the woman he thought he knew, secrets that stretch across generations and have their origin all the way back in Norway, home of the mysterious Nix. As he does so, Samuel will confront not only Faye's losses but also his own lost love, and will relearn everything he thought he knew about his mother, and himself.
Call Number: LP FIC Hil
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 12, 2017
Meryl Gordon
Description: The Mysterious Life And Scandalous Death Of Heiress Huguette Clark
Call Number: B Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Description: Ten-year-old Mary comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden.
Call Number: JLP FIC Bur
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 11, 2017
Colleen McCullough, Davina Porter, LLC Recorded Books
Description: Moving from the wild splendor of a sheep farm in Australia, to the opulent corridors of the Vatican, this compelling epic spans nearly 75 years in the lives of two brilliant lovers. The first time young Meggie sees Father Ralph, something electric passes between them. She is destined for a place in society; he has pledged himself to the Church. But their passion, despite all efforts to deny it, will mold and transform their lives like an immutable, irrefutable force of nature.
Call Number: FIC McC
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Danielle Steel
Description: When wealthy self-made Jeremiah married the much younger Camille, a spoilt little rich girl, he was looking not only for love, but a woman to found a great family. For that family he built Thurston House, a vast mansion symbolizing the greatness and power of the dynasty it was to house.
Call Number: FIC Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Clyde Edgerton
Description: 78-year-old Mattie Rigsby tries to keep her life orderly. When she meets Wesley Benfield, she has to make a choice - between friendship and order.
Call Number: FIC
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 11, 2017
Peter Hedges
Call Number: FIC Hed
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 12, 2017
David Maraniss
Call Number: B Lom
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 11, 2017
Maria Semple
Description: When her notorious, hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled, and agoraphobic mother goes missing, teenage Bee begins a trip that takes her to the ends of the earth to find her.
Call Number: FIC Sem
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 12, 2017
Robert M Pirsig, Michael Kramer (Narrator)
Description: "The story is disarmingly simple: the author and his young son take a motorcycle trip across America. Their experiences become the springboard from which Robert Pirsig dives into his brilliant, often beautiful meditations on the concept of value -- and finally, on the author's own troubled past. Few books invite comparison with Moby Dick, but since Mr. Pirsig's book appeared nearly 20 years ago, critics have found the analogy unavoidable. Like Ishmael's voyage aboard the Pequot, Robert Pirsig's journey is both an exciting physical excursion and, more important, an intriguing exploration of the soul."--Container.
Call Number: B Pir
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 11, 2017
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April 2017: Books with Split Viewpoints

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Sometimes, the best narrators are multiple narrators. Check out these books with multiple viewpoints and experience the world through lots of eyes.

A Game Of Thrones [Audiobook]
George R. R Martin, Roy Dotrice
FIC Mar
The Blind Assassin
Margaret Atwood
FIC Atw
A Little Something Different
Sandy Hall (Librarian)
YA FIC Hall
The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao
Junot Díaz
FIC Dia
A Thousand Splendid Suns [Audiobook]
Khaled Hosseini, Atossa Leoni
FIC Hos
The Girl On The Train [Audiobook]
Paula Hawkins, Clare Corbett (Narrator), Louise Brealey, India Fisher
FIC Haw
Across The Universe [Audiobook]
Beth Revis, Lauren Ambrose, Carlos Santos, Penguin Audio (Firm)
YA FIC Rev
The Girl You Left Behind [Audiobook]
Jojo Moyes, Penelope Rawlins, Clare Corbett (Narrator)
FIC Moy
And The Mountains Echoed
Khaled Hosseini
FIC Hos
The Help
Kathryn Stockett
FIC Sto
Cloud Atlas
David Mitchell
FIC Mit
The Historian [Audiobook]
Elizabeth Kostova
FIC Kos
Frankenstein
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Philippe Munch
FIC She
The Jane Austen Book Club [Large Print]
Karen Joy Fowler
LP FIC Fow
Gone Girl [Large Print]
Gillian Flynn
LP FIC Fly
The Lake House: A Novel
Kate Morton
FIC Mor
Great House [Large Print]
Nicole Krauss
LP FIC Kra
The Marriage Plot
Jeffrey Eugenides
FIC Eug
House Of Leaves
Mark Z. Danielewski, Zampano
FIC Dan
The Physick Book Of Deliverance Dane
Katherine Howe
FIC How
How To Be Both: A Novel
Ali Smith
FIC Smi
The Poisonwood Bible [Audiobook]
Barbara Kingsolver, Dean Robertson
FIC Kin
Keesha's House
Helen Frost
YA FIC Fro
The Scorpio Races
Maggie Stiefvater
YA FIC Sti
Let The Great World Spin
Colum McCann
FIC McC
The Sound And The Fury
William Faulkner
FIC Fau
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
YA FIC Coh
The Sweet Hereafter
Russell Banks
FIC Ban
Olive Kitteridge
Elizabeth Strout
FIC Str
The Time Traveler's Wife
Audrey Niffenegger
FIC Nif
Reconstructing Amelia
Kimberly McCreight
FIC McC
The Winter People
Jennifer McMahon
FIC McM
Rooms
Lauren Oliver
FIC Oli
The Woman In Black
Susan Hill
FIC Hil
Station Eleven [Audiobook]
Emily St. John Mandel, Kirsten Potter, Random House Audio Publishing
FIC Man
Trainspotting
Irvine Welsh
FIC Wel
The Art Of Secrets
James Klise
YA FIC Kli
Water For Elephants [Kit]
Sara Gruen
Book Club Kit FIC Gru

George R. R Martin, Roy Dotrice
Description: A tale of court intrigues in the land of Seven Kingdoms, a country "blessed by golden summers that go on for years, and cursed by cruel winters that can last a generation." Treachery, murder, incest.
Call Number: FIC Mar
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 20, 2017
Sandy Hall (Librarian)
Description: A romance between two college students, Gabe and Lea, is told through the perspectives of fourteen onlookers, from Lea's roommate to Gabe's best friend, their creative writing teacher, and the barista at the local Starbucks.
Call Number: YA FIC Hall
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Khaled Hosseini, Atossa Leoni
Description: Mariam and Laila are born a generation apart but are are brought together by war and fate. Together they endure the dangers surrounding them and discover the power of both love and sacrifice.
Call Number: FIC Hos
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Beth Revis, Lauren Ambrose, Carlos Santos, Penguin Audio (Firm)
Description: Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet three hundred years in the future, but her frozen slumber abruptly ends fifty years too soon when someone on board the ship tries to murder her.
Call Number: YA FIC Rev
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Khaled Hosseini
Description: Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live with their father and step-mother in the small village of Shadbagh. Their father, Saboor, is constantly in search of work and they struggle together through poverty and brutal winters. To Adbullah, Pari, as beautiful and sweet-natured as the fairy for which she was named, is everything. A novel about how people love, how they take care of each other, and how choices made today can resonate through future generations. This multi-generational family story revolves around siblings and how they love, betray, hurt, honor, and would do anything for one another.
Call Number: FIC Hos
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
David Mitchell
Description: Mitchell weaves history, science, humor, and suspense in six separate but related narratives, each set in a different time and place.
Call Number: FIC Mit
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Philippe Munch
Description: A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator. Includes illustrated notes throughout the text explaining the historical background of the story.
Call Number: FIC She
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Gillian Flynn
Description: On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick's wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what did really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife?
Call Number: LP FIC Fly
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Nicole Krauss
Description: Connected solely by a desk of enormous dimension and many drawers that exerts a power over those who possess it or give it away, three people--a lonely American novelist clinging to the memory of a poet who has mysteriously vanished in Chile, an old man in Israel facing the imminent death of his wife of 51 years, and an esteemed antiques dealer tracking down the things stolen from his father by the Nazis--struggle to create a meaningful permanence in the face of inevitable loss.
Call Number: LP FIC Kra
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Mark Z. Danielewski, Zampano
Call Number: FIC Dan
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 20, 2017
Ali Smith
Description: "In one half of the book, we follow the story of Francescho del Cossa, a Renaissance painter in fifteenth-century Italy who assumes a duel identity, living as both a man and a woman. In the novel's other half, George, a contemporary English teenage girl, is in mourning after the death of her brilliant, rebellious mother. As she struggles to fill the void in her life, George finds her thoughts circling again and again around a whimsical trip she and her mother once made to Italy, to see a certain Renaissance fresco"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Helen Frost
Description: Seven teens facing such problems as pregnancy, closeted homosexuality, and abuse each describe in poetic forms what caused them to leave home and where they found home again.
Call Number: YA FIC Fro
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Colum McCann
Description: In the dawning light of the late summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. . . . It is August, 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, suspended a quarter-mile above the ground. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary.
Call Number: FIC McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
Description: High school student Nick O'Leary, member of a rock band, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg and asks her to be his girlfriend for five minutes in order to avoid his ex-sweetheart.
Call Number: YA FIC Coh
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Elizabeth Strout
Description: At the edge of the continent, in the small town of Crosby, Maine, lives Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher who deplores the changes in her town and in the world at large but doesn't always recognize the changes in those around her.
Call Number: FIC Str
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Kimberly McCreight
Description: Kate is in the middle of the biggest meeting of her career when she gets the telephone call from Grace Hall, her daughter's exclusive private school in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Amelia has been suspended, effective immediately, and Kate must come get her daughter now. But Kate's stress over leaving work quickly turns to panic when she arrives at the school and finds it surrounded by police officers, fire trucks, and an ambulance. By then it's already too late for Amelia. And for Kate. An academic overachiever despondent over getting caught cheating has jumped to her death. At least that is the story Grace Hall tells Kate. And clouded as she is by her guilt and grief, it is the one she forces herself to believe. Until she gets an anonymous text: Amelia didn't jump.
Call Number: FIC McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 20, 2017
Lauren Oliver
Description: Wealthy Richard Walker has just died, leaving behind his country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His estranged family--bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna--have arrived for their inheritance. But the Walkers are not alone.
Call Number: FIC Oli
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Emily St. John Mandel, Kirsten Potter, Random House Audio Publishing
Description: One snowy night Arthur Leander, a famous actor, has a heart attack onstage during a production. Jeevan Chaudhary, is in the audience and leaps to his aid. A child actress named Kirsten Raymonde watches in horror as Jeevan performs CPR, pumping Arthur's chest as the curtain drops, but Arthur is dead. That same night, as Jeevan walks home from the theater, a terrible flu begins to spread. Hospitals are flooded and Jeevan and his brother barricade themselves inside as life disintegrates outside.
Call Number: FIC Man
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
James Klise
Description: When some quirky art donated to a school fundraising effort to help a Pakistani American family, victims of a possible hate crime, is revealed to be an unknown work by a famous outsider artist, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, adults and teenagers alike debate who should get the money and begin to question each other's motivations.
Call Number: YA FIC Kli
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Margaret Atwood
Description: A science fiction story told by two unnamed lovers who meet in a dingy backstreet room. Set in a multi-layered story of the death of a woman's sister and husband in the 1940's, with a novel-within-a novel as a background.
Call Number: FIC Atw
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Junot Díaz
Description: Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fukœ-the curse that has haunted the Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still waiting for his first kiss, is just its most recent victim.
Call Number: FIC Dia
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Paula Hawkins, Clare Corbett (Narrator), Louise Brealey, India Fisher
Description: Obsessively watching a breakfasting couple every day to escape the pain of her losses, Rachel witnesses a shocking event that inextricably entangles her in the lives of strangers.
Call Number: FIC Haw
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Jojo Moyes, Penelope Rawlins, Clare Corbett (Narrator)
Description: Unwillingly rendered an object of obsession by the Kommandant occupying her small French town in World War I, Sophie risks everything to reunite with her husband a century before a widowed Liv tests her resolve to claim ownership of Sophie's portrait.
Call Number: FIC Moy
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Kathryn Stockett
Description: Seemingly as different from one another as can be, three women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.
Call Number: FIC Sto
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Elizabeth Kostova
Description: A young woman discovers an ancient book and a cache of old letters in her father's library, and thus begins her adventurous quest for the truth about Vlad the Impaler, a search that will span continents and generations, and a confrontation with the darkest powers of evil.
Call Number: FIC Kos
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 20, 2017
Karen Joy Fowler
Call Number: LP FIC Fow
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 20, 2017
Kate Morton
Description: "Living on her family's idyllic lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, inquisitive, innocent, and precociously talented sixteen-year-old who loves to write stories. But the mysteries she pens are no match for the one her family is about to endure. One midsummer's eve the Edevanes discover that their youngest child, eleven-month-old Theo, has vanished without a trace. What follows is a tragedy that tears the family apart in ways they never imagined. Decades later, Alice is living in London, having enjoyed a long successful career as an author. Theo's case has never been solved. Miles away, Sadie Sparrow, a young detective in the London police force, is staying at her grandfather's house in Cornwall. While out walking one day, she stumbles upon the old estate, clearly abandoned long ago. Her curiosity is sparked, setting off a series of events that will bring her and Alice together and reveal shocking truths about a past long gone yet more present than ever."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Jeffrey Eugenides
Description: Madeleine Hanna breaks out of her straight-and-narrow mold when she falls in love with charismatic loner Leonard Bankhead, while at the same time an old friend of hers resurfaces, obsessed with the idea that Madeleine is his destiny.
Call Number: FIC Eug
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 20, 2017
Katherine Howe
Description: While readying her grandmother's abandoned home for sale, Connie Goodwin discovers an ancient key in a seventeenth-century Bible with a scrap of parchment bearing the name Deliverance Dane. In her quest to discover who this woman was and seeking a rare artifact--a physick book--Connie begins to feel haunted by visions of the long-ago witch trials and fears that she may be more tied to Salem's past than she could have imagined.
Call Number: FIC How
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Barbara Kingsolver, Dean Robertson
Description: The drama of a U.S. missionary family in Africa during a war of decolonization. At its center is Nathan Price, a self-righteous Baptist minister who establishes a mission in a village in 1959 Belgian Congo. The resulting clash of cultures is seen through the eyes of his wife and his four daughters.
Call Number: FIC Kin
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Maggie Stiefvater
Description: Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.
Call Number: YA FIC Sti
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
William Faulkner
Description: First published in 1929, Faulkner created his "heart's darling," the beautiful and tragic Caddy Compson, whose story Faulkner told through separate monologues by her three brothers--the idiot Benjy, the neurotic suicidal Quentin and the monstrous Jason.
Call Number: FIC Fau
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Russell Banks
Call Number: FIC Ban
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Audrey Niffenegger
Description: Clare first met her future husband, Henry, when he was 30 years her senior. However, as a result of Henry's Chrono-Displacement Disorder, when the couple married, they were only separated by eight years. Unable to stop shifting in time, Henry attempts to coup with the emotional trauma of missing and revisiting portions of his life.
Call Number: FIC Nif
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Jennifer McMahon
Description: West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter. Now, nineteen-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara's farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister, Fawn. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that suddenly proves perilous when Alice vanishes without a trace.
Call Number: FIC McM
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
Susan Hill
Call Number: FIC Hil
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 20, 2017
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Call Number: FIC Wel
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 20, 2017
Sara Gruen
Call Number: Book Club Kit FIC Gru
Format: Kit
Date Added: Mar 20, 2017
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