A Year In Reading

September 2019: Historicals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

R. J Palacio
Description: "A book of precepts, with one saying for each day, from Auggie's teacher Mr. Brown"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 808.88 Pal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 19, 2019
Todd Parr
Description: Picture book encouraging kids to be proud of what makes them unique, where they come from, and how they express themselves and see the world.
Call Number: E Par
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 19, 2019
Ann Saffi Biasetti
Description: People who struggle with disordered eating find themselves in an unrelenting cycle of harsh self-judgment, painful emotions, and harmful behaviors. The body is seen as an enemy, something to struggle with, and they may withdraw from life and become isolated. This holistic approach by Ann Saffi Biasetti focuses on two key areas of growth shared by people who recover successfully: self-compassion and embodiment. This insight, informed by yoga and mindfulness meditation, views the body both as something to be healed or restored, and as a source of great wisdom and knowledge. Biasetti guides readers through nine phases of recovery, with experiential exercises, including yoga-based movement, body-awareness practices, meditations, and reflections (journaling prompts). -- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 616.8526 Bia
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 25, 2019
Cate Stillman
Description: The habits your choose are the difference between stress and radiant longevity. Cate Stillman guides you through 10 essential daily habits rooted in Ayurveda that rejuvenate you and create more ease in your day. Through aligning your daily routines to natural biorhythms, Cate instructs you step by step to catalyze more energy, improve your digestion, cultivate peace of mind, and evolve your habits toward lifelong wellness.--From back cover.
Call Number: 615.538 Sti
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 26, 2019
Wynne Kinder
Description: Shares mindfulness activities that teach children how to focus their thoughts and pay attention, with care, to one moment at a time, including breathing exercises, moving the body to unwind stress, and taking a walk in the woods.
Call Number: J 158.12 Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 26, 2019
Amber Rae
Description: Offers advice to move beyond the fears and doubts that prevent individuals from creating a life that reflects who they truly are and discusses how to rewrite the internal "worry" narratives that hide the best and truest self.
Call Number: 158.1 Rae
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 26, 2019
Dana White
Description: Dana White identifies the mind-sets and emotional challenges that make it difficult to declutter. Then, in her signature humorous approach, she provides workable solutions to break through these struggles and get clutter out for good.
Call Number: 648.5 Whi
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 26, 2019
Dave Asprey
Description: The "Bulletproof Radio" podcaster outlines proven techniques for promoting personal happiness, health, and success in accordance with the examples of today's game changers, from David Perlmutter to Arianna Huffington.
Call Number: 158.1 Asp
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 26, 2019
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun
Description: Good morning. Do NOT get stuck in the comments section of life today. Make, do, create the things. Let others tussle it out. Before he inspired the world with Hamilton and was catapulted to international fame, Lin-Manuel Miranda was inspiring his Twitter followers with words of encouragement at the beginning and end of each day. He wrote these original sayings, aphorisms, and poetry for himself as much as for others. Miranda has gathered the best of his daily greetings into a collection illustrated by artist Jonny Sun.
Call Number: 811 Mir
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 19, 2019
Donna Dale Carnegie
Call Number: YA 158.2 Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 26, 2019
Jan Chozen Bays
Description: "How mindfulness can restore the healthy relationship with food we were meant to have--with striking effects on disorders such as overeating, anorexia, and bulimia--an extensively revised edition of this bestseller that includes important new data. Apply mindfulness to your relationship with food and you may be surprised to find that eating becomes a source of joy--instead an angst-ridden activity haunted by nutritionally based guilt, calorie-counting, and even more serious problems like eating disorders. For nearly a decade, Jan Bays's guide to eating mindfully has been transforming people's relationship with food--and based on her continued work with those people as well as new data emerging on the topic, she has created this significantly revised and refined version of the original, which contains even more essential information on mindful eating, as well as inspiring new examples from her workshop participants. She shows how to: Tune into your body's own wisdom about what, when, and how much to eat; Eat less while feeling fully satisfied; Identify your habits and patterns with food; Develop a more compassionate attitude toward your struggles with eating; Discover what you're really hungry for. The 75-minute audio program of exercises from the original book has also been revised and will now be available as an audio download"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 613 Bay
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 25, 2019
Gayle King
Description: Gayle King shares her favorite inspiring letters from the popular CBS This Morning segment Note to Self, in which twenty-first century luminaries pen advice and encouragement to the young people they once were.
Call Number: 158.1 Kin
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 25, 2019
Laura Vanderkam
Description: In order to get more done, we must first feel like we have all the time in the world. Often you feel beaten down by all the time you don't seem to have. Vanderkam reveals the seven counter-intuitive principles the most time-free people have adopted. She teaches mindset shifts to help you feel calm on the busiest days and tools to help you get more done without feeling overwhelmed. These strategies can help if your life feels out of control, but they can also help if you want to take your career, your relationships, and your personal happiness to the next level.--From inside dust jacket.
Call Number: 650.11 Van
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 19, 2019
Barbara Reich
Description: A life-changing program for streamlining everything that's weighing you down--from over-stuffed closets to overwhelming social calendars. Barbara Reich has all the strategies necessary for staying ahead of the curve--and in four easy steps that can be applied to any organizing project. The keys to success are simplicity and consistency. Room by room, she takes readers through the most problematic areas in the home and shows readers how to approach organizing in manageable bites--many of which can be dealt with in two hours or less. With each organizing project, she teaches readers how to apply the four steps--1) purge, 2) design, 3) organize, and 4) maintain. And she also reveals how to solve organizing problems that may pop up in the future--from knowing when and how to keep financial papers to how to digitally organize the family's photographs.--Excerpted from publisher.
Call Number: 648.5 Rei
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 19, 2019
Al/ Williams Snow
Call Number: ordered 060619
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 19, 2019
Kristin Neff
Description: "Over the past decade, an overwhelming body of research has shown self-compassion to be a master key to good psychological and physical health... Through six sessions of teachings, Dr. Neff offers guided meditations, experiential practices, and on-the-spot techniques to help you build a strong foundation of self-compassion in your daily life"--Container.
Call Number: 158.1 Nef
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 25, 2019
Sonya Renee Taylor
Description: Humans are a varied and divergent bunch with all manner of beliefs, morals, and bodies. Systems of oppression thrive off our inability to make peace with difference and injure the relationship we have with our own bodies. [This book] offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems. World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength. As we awaken to our own indoctrinated body shame, we feel inspired to awaken others and to interrupt the systems that perpetuate body shame and oppression against all bodies. When we act from this truth on a global scale, we usher in the transformative opportunity of radical self-love, which is the opportunity for a more just, equitable, and compassionate world--for us all.
Call Number: 158.1 Tay
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 26, 2019
John C. Maxwell
Call Number: 158.1 Max
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 26, 2019
Gretchen Rubin
Description: During her investigation into human nature, Gretchen Rubin realized that by asking the seemingly dry question "How do I respond to expectations?" we gain explosive self-knowledge. She discovered that based on their answer, people fit into Four Tendencies: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels. Our Tendency shapes every aspect of our behavior, so using this framework allows us to make better decisions, meet deadlines, suffer less stress, and engage more effectively.
Call Number: 155.2 Rub
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 19, 2019
Jeremy Rock Smith, David Joachim, Brian Samuels, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
Description: An illustrated cookbook featuring 125 delicious, easy-to-prepare, revitalizing, and detoxifying recipes from the executive chef at the yoga-based healing and education center, the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, in the Berkshire mountains of western Massachusetts. Guests flock there to deepen their yoga practice and also to experience the healing power of its famously delicious food. Jeremy Rock Smith embraces a mindful approach to eating and a seasonal approach to cooking. Here he offers easy-to-follow mouthwatering recipes, dozens of variations, and countless smart eating strategies designed for a variety of dietary preferences. Honoring the wisdom of Ayurvedic healing practices, The Kripalu Kitchen also includes a simple test to determine your personal nutrition profile, or dosha, and every recipe is marked to guide you toward the optimal diet for your type.
Call Number: 641.302 Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 26, 2019
Kwame Alexander, Thai Neave
Description: The Playbook is intended to provide inspiration on the court of life. Each rule contains wisdom from inspiring athletes and role models such as Nelson Mandela, Serena Williams, LeBron James, Carli Lloyd, Steph Curry and Michelle Obama. Kwame Alexander also provides his own poetic and uplifting words, as he shares stories of overcoming obstacles and winning games in this motivational and inspirational book just right for graduates of any age and anyone needing a little encouragement.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 706.01 Ale
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 19, 2019
Tee Marie Hanible, Denene Millner
Description: Former Marine Gunnery Sergeant Tee Marie Hanible tells the story of how she became a warrior ... and how you can do it too. She serves up eleven principles to awaken your inner badass and thrive in the face of adversity. After surviving the death of her father, enduring foster care and being expelled from school, Tee joined military reform school, where she began uncovering her inner warrior. As part of one of the first female classes of recruits to complete the Marine Corps Crucible and the Marine Combat Training, and as the only woman to deploy with her unit to Iraq in 2003, Tee tested her mettle and learned the key to becoming an unbreakable woman. The Warrior Code will help you understand that things can beat us back from realizing our true potential, but the key is finding the way to realize one's own innate strength.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 158 Han
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 26, 2019
Maya Penn
Description: "Everyone is talking about the entrepreneur, animator, eco-designer, and girls' rights activist Maya Penn. Her TEDWomen Talk has been viewed over 1,200,000 million times (and is one of the top 15 TEDWomen Talks of all time). Now this amazing teenager has written an inspirational handbook for teens and young adults to help them discover their passions and maximize their full potential for a creative, successful life,"--Amazon.com.
Call Number: YA 650.1 Pen
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 26, 2019
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June 2019 - Staff Picks!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Art helps paint a picture of our lives through the ages. Explore it, and stories inspired by it, in this month's Year in Reading challenge.

Art Journey America Landscapes: 89 Painters' Perspectives
Kathryn Kipp
758.173 Art
The Art Book
Lee Beard
709.22 Art 2012
Daily Painting: Paint Small And Often To Become A More Creative, Productive, And Successful Artist
Carol Marine
751.4 Mar
The Art Forger: A Novel
Barbara A. Shapiro
FIC Sha
Luncheon Of The Boating Party [Audiobook]
Susan Vreeland, Karen White
FIC Vre
The Last Painting Of Sara De Vos [Large Print]
Dominic Smith
LP FIC Smi
Lydia Cassatt Reading The Morning Paper: A Novel
Harriet Scott Chessman
FIC Che
The Magic Of M.C. Escher
M. C. Escher
769.92 Esc
Real Artists Don't Starve: Timeless Strategies For Thriving In The New Creative Age
Jeff Goins
331.702 Goi
The Muse [Audiobook]
Jessie Burton, Bahni Turpin, Maria Elena Infantino
FIC Bur
Seven Days In The Art World
Sarah (Sarah L.) Thornton
709.05 Tho
You Can Paint Vibrant Watercolors
Dan Burt
751.422 Bur

Kathryn Kipp
Description: Showcasing the work of top contemporary American master artists of our day, this book features landscapes from all across the country--east and west, north and south--rendered in watercolour, oil, acrylic, pastel and mixed media.
Call Number: 758.173 Art
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2019
Carol Marine
Description: A unique system for jump-starting artistic creativity, encouraging experimentation and growth, and increasing sales for artists of all levels, from novices to professionals. Too many artists find themselves in a frustrating rut: unable to sell paintings hanging in galleries, bogged down by projects they can't finish or abandon, and using any excuse to avoid working in the studio. Author Carol Marine was herself suffering from painter's block--until she discovered "daily painting." The idea is simple: do art (usually small) often (how often is up to the individual) and, if you desire, post it and sell it online. Today Marine is the curator of the online gallery dailypaintworks.com. She reveals the tips and tricks that helped her and other daily painters pick up the paintbrush and start creating beautiful, bountiful, marketable work--Excerpted from statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 751.4 Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2019
Susan Vreeland, Karen White
Description: The story of the painting of Girl in hyacinth blue. The party of subjects drinking and flirting over several Sundays while he paints and his desire to do breakout work instead of portraits of society women in their parlors.
Call Number: FIC Vre
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 19, 2019
Harriet Scott Chessman
Call Number: FIC Che
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2019
Jeff Goins
Description: You don't have to choose between a creative life and a prosperous one. Goins believes we live in an era of unprecedented opportunity, and invites readers to drop the myths and flat-out lies that have been drilled into them. Real artists don't starve-- they thrive. And you can, too.
Call Number: 331.702 Goi
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2019
Sarah (Sarah L.) Thornton
Description: The art market has been booming. Museum attendance is surging. More people than ever call themselves artists. Contemporary art has become a mass entertainment, a luxury good, a job description, and, for some, a kind of alternative religion. In a series of narratives, Sarah Thornton investigates the drama of a Christie's auction, the workings in Takashi Murakami's studios, the elite at the Basel Art Fair, the eccentricities of Artforum magazine, the competition behind an important art prize, life in a notorious art-school seminar, and the wonderland of the Venice Biennale. She reveals the new dynamics of creativity, taste, status, money, and the search for meaning in life. A judicious and juicy account of the institutions that have the power to shape art history, based on hundreds of interviews with high-profile players, Thornton's entertaining ethnography will change the way you look at contemporary culture.
Call Number: 709.05 Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2019
Lee Beard
Description: "An A-Z guide to the greatest painters, photographers, and sculptors from medieval times to the present day ... throwing together brilliant examples from all periods, schools, visions, and techniques"--Page following t.p. verso.
Call Number: 709.22 Art 2012
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2019
Barbara A. Shapiro
Description: Boston painter Claire Roth has survived financially by painting reproductions, so when influential gallery owner Aiden Markel arrives with a bizarre proposal--her own show if she will forge a copy of a Degas, one of the pictures stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum--she says yes. As she works, Claire and Aiden become lovers, but she doesn't tell him about her discovery that the stolen Degas is itself a copy. This knowledge is Claire's lifeline when the finished forgery is discovered, Aiden and then Claire are both arrested, and only she can save them.
Call Number: FIC Sha
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2019
Dominic Smith
Description: "In 1631, Sara de Vos is admitted as a master painter to the Guild of St. Luke's in Holland, the first woman to be so recognized. Three hundred years later, only one work attributed to de Vos is known to remain--a haunting winter scene, At the Edge of a Wood, which hangs over the bed of a wealthy descendant of the original owner. An Australian grad student, Ellie Shipley, struggling to stay afloat in New York, agrees to paint a forgery of the landscape, a decision that will haunt her. Because now, half a century later, she's curating an exhibit of female Dutch painters, and both versions threaten to arrive"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Smi
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 19, 2019
M. C. Escher
Call Number: 769.92 Esc
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2019
Jessie Burton, Bahni Turpin, Maria Elena Infantino
Description: Odelle Bastien, a Caribbean émigré living in London in 1967, discovers a painting rumored to be the work of Isaac Robles, a young artist of immense talent and vision whose mysterious death has confounded the art world for decades. As she tries to sort through the conflicting stories of its discovery, she does not know who to believe, including her art gallery colleague, Marjorie Quick. The mystery surrounding the painting includes Olive Schloss, the daughter of a Viennese art dealer and English heiress, who lived in a small coastal Spanish village in 1936, just as Spain was heading into civil war; two illegitimate children of the local landowner, who become part of the Schloss family's lives; and deceit, lust, greed, and betrayal.
Call Number: FIC Bur
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 19, 2019
Dan Burt
Call Number: 751.422 Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2019
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March 2019: Memoirs & Biographies

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This month's Year in Reading category is memoirs and biographies. Learn about someone you didn't know existed, or remember your favorites. 

A Doctor In The House: My Life With Ben Carson
Candy Carson
920 Car
In Deep: How I Survived Gangs, Heroin, And Prison To Become A Chicago Violence Interrupter
Angalia Bianca, Linda Beckstrom
364.1066 Bia
A Great And Terrible King: Edward I And The Forging Of Britain
Marc Morris
B Edw
Lucky Man: A Memoir
Michael J. Fox
B Fox
A Penny A Kiss: Memoir Of A Minnesota Girl In The Forties And Fifties
Judy McConnell
B McC
Lucky [Audiobook]
Alice Sebold
364.1532 Seb
Barracoon: The Story Of The Last "Black Cargo"
Zora Neale Hurston, Deborah G. Plant, Alice Walker
306.362 Hur
Queen Victoria: Twenty-Four Days That Changed Her Life
Lucy Worsley
B Vic
Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
Steve Martin
B Mar
Robin [Large Print]
Dave Itzkoff
LP B Wil
Brothers In Valor: Battlefield Stories Of The 89 African Americans Awarded The Medal Of Honor
Robert F. Jefferson
355.134 Jef
Stevie Nicks: Visions, Dreams & Rumours
Zoë Howe
B Nic
Bryce Harper
Jon M Fishman
JB Har
The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup: My Encounters With Extraordinary People
Susan Orlean
920 Orl
Buffering: Unshared Tales Of A Life Fully Loaded
Hannah Hart
B Har
The Duchess: Camilla Parker Bowles And The Love Affair That Rocked The Crown
Penny Junor
B Cam
Chasing Lost Time: The Life Of C.K. Scott Moncrieff : Soldier, Spy, And Translator
Jean Findlay
B Sco
The Golden Thread: A Song For Pete Seeger
Colin Meloy, Nikki McClure
J 782.42 Mel
Fairyland: A Memoir Of My Father
Alysia Abbott
B Abb
The Great Fire: One American's Mission To Rescue Victims Of The 20th Century's First Genocide
Lou Ureneck
956.1 Ure
Fatty Legs: A True Story
Christy Jordan-Fenton, Liz Amini-Holmes, Margaret Pokiak-Fenton
J ordered 012419
True Stories From An Unreliable Witness: A Feminist Coming Of Age
Christine Lahti
B Lah
Feast: True Love In And Out Of The Kitchen
Hannah Howard
616.8526 How
Tuesdays With Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man, And Life's Greatest Lesson [Audiobook]
Mitch Albom
362.19 Alb
Four Years In The Mountains Of Kurdistan, 1915-1919: An Armenian Boy's Memoir Of Survival
Aram Haykaz, Iris Haigaz Chekenian
956.62 Hay
Who Is Gloria Steinem?
Sarah Fabiny, Max Hergenrother
JB Ste
Gods, Mongrels, And Demons: 101 Brief But Essential Lives
Angus Calder
920 Cal
Who Is Malala Yousafzai?
Dinah Brown, Andrew (Children's book illustrator) Thomson
JB You
Guys Like Me: Five Wars, Five Veterans For Peace
Michael A. Messner
303.66 Mes
Would You Rather?: A Memoir Of Growing Up And Coming Out
Katie Heaney
306.766 Hea
Harriet Tubman: Freedom Fighter
Nadia L. Hohn, Gustavo Mazali
Ei Hoh
Young, Gifted And Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes From Past And Present
Jamia Wilson, Andrea Pippins
J 920 Wil

Candy Carson
Description: "Like most Americans, you might think of Ben Carson as a trailblazing brain surgeon and, in the last few years, as an outspoken commentator on national issues. But his wife of more than forty years knows him as so much more: a loving husband, a devoted father, a devout Christian, a committed philanthropist, and a fierce patriot. Now Candy Carson introduces us to the private side of a very public figure as she shares the inspiring story of their marriage and their family."--Jacket.
Call Number: 920 Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2019
Marc Morris
Description: Edward I is familiar to millions as "Longshanks," conqueror of Scotland and nemesis of Sir William Wallace (in "Braveheart"). Yet this story forms only the final chapter of the king's action-packed life. Earlier, Edward had defeated and killed the famous Simon de Montfort in battle; travelled to the Holy Land on crusade; conquered Wales, extinguishing forever its native rulers and constructing a magnificent chain of castles. He raised the greatest armies of the Middle Ages and summoned the largest parliaments; notoriously, he expelled all the Jews from his kingdom. The longest-lived of England's medieval kings, he fathered fifteen children with his first wife, Eleanor of Castile. In this book, Marc Morris examines afresh the forces that drove Edward throughout his relentless career: his character, his Christian faith, and his sense of England's destiny--a sense shaped in particular by the tales of the legendary King Arthur. He also explores the competing reasons that led Edward's opponents (including Robert Bruce) to resist him. The result is a sweeping story and a vivid picture of medieval Britain at the moment when its future was decided.
Call Number: B Edw
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2019
Judy McConnell
Description: "A young southern family moves from the hills of small-town West Virginia to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1939 and enters a new social stratum. After struggling to fit into a private girl's high school, the daughter attends a western college, where she suffers staggering defeat and enters a relationship that sets her on a singular path. Striving to carve out her identity within the rigid moral codes of the conventional Forties and Fifties, she defiantly pushes the front edge of the emerging hippy protest movements. The demands of academia, isolation, and personal relationships teach her that there's a price to pay for freedom." -- Amazon.com, 9/29/2014.
Call Number: B McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2019
Zora Neale Hurston, Deborah G. Plant, Alice Walker
Description: In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston went to Plateau, Alabama, to interview eighty-six-year-old Cudjo Lewis. Of all the men, women, and children transported from Africa to America as slaves, Cudjo was then the only person alive to tell the story of this integral part of the nation's history. Hurston was there to record Cudjo's firsthand account of the raid that led to his capture and bondage fifty years after the Atlantic slave trade was outlawed in the United States.In 1931, Hurston returned to Plateau and spent more than three months there, talking in depth with Cudjo about the details of his life. Barracoon illustrates the tragedy of slavery and of one life forever defined by it.
Call Number: 306.362 Hur
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2019
Steve Martin
Description: Martin reflects on his over 30 years in the comedy business, from writing to performing and everywhere in between. He offers listeners a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to look into the mind of an artist at the top of his game.
Call Number: B Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2019
Robert F. Jefferson
Description: "This book provides the reader with a vivid portrait of African American soldiers who carried the flag of freedom and equality and how they reshaped the very definition of courage under fire during some of the most harrowing moments in the United States military past"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 355.134 Jef
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2019
Jon M Fishman
Description: Profiles the life and career accomplishments of the Washington Nationals outfielder, the youngest position player in history to start in the All-Star game.
Call Number: JB Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2019
Hannah Hart
Description: As a professional Internet personality, Hannah Hart spends a lot of time walking the line between public and private. Here, she shares stories from her life that have taken her time to process, in the hope that it will help readers do some internal processing of their own.-- Adapted from book jacket.
Call Number: B Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2019
Jean Findlay
Description: The first-ever biography of Proust translator C.K. Scott Moncrieff, penned by his great-great-niece. Since 1922, English-language readers have been able to take read Proust thanks to translator C.K. Scott Moncrieff, who wrestled with Proust's seven-volume masterpiece--published as Remembrance of Things Past--until his death in 1930. While Scott Moncrieff's work has shaped our understanding of this fine novel of the twentieth century, he has remained hidden behind the genius of the man whose reputation he helped build. Now, in this biography, Scott Moncrieff's great-great-niece, Jean Findlay, reveals a fascinating, tangled life. Catholic and homosexual; a partygoer who was lonely deep down; secretly a spy in Mussolini's Italy and publicly a debonair man of letters; a war hero described as 'offensively brave,' whose letters from the front are remarkably cheerful--Scott Moncrieff was a man of his moment, thriving on paradoxes and extremes.--Excerpted from statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: B Sco
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2019
Alysia Abbott
Description: A memoir about growing up motherless in 1970s and '80s San Francisco with an openly gay father.--Excerpted from Amazon.
Call Number: B Abb
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2019
Christy Jordan-Fenton, Liz Amini-Holmes, Margaret Pokiak-Fenton
Description: This book chronicles the unbreakable spirit of an Inuit girl bullied by a teacher while attending an Arctic residential school.
Call Number: J ordered 012419
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2019
Hannah Howard
Description: Hannah Howard is a university freshman when she lands a hostess job at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Manhattan. Eighteen years old and eager to learn, she's invigorated by the manic energy and focus of the crew. By day Hannah explores the Columbia arts scene, struggling to find her place. By night she's intoxicated by the foods and intrigued by the food industry's insiders. She's hungry for knowledge, success, and love, but she's also ravenous because Hannah is hiding an eating disorder. The late nights, demanding chefs, bad boyfriends, and destructive obsessions have left a void inside her that she can't fill. To reconcile her relationships with the food she worships and a body she struggles to accept, Hannah's going to have to learn to nourish her soul.--From book jacket flap.
Call Number: 616.8526 How
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2019
Aram Haykaz, Iris Haigaz Chekenian
Description: A coming-of-age story and survival story of an Armenian teenager forced to live in a tribal culture among Kurdish peasants and Turkish beys. He rose from "infidel" servant to trusted secretary and escaped captivity, the only person in his adoptive tribe who could read and write.
Call Number: 956.62 Hay
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2019
Angus Calder
Call Number: 920 Cal
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2019
Michael A. Messner
Description: Sociologist Mike Messner writes that war veterans are rendered simultaneously invisible (due in part to the lack of a draft, which makes the dangers of war ever more distant from the privileged classes), and hyper-visible (mostly through a highly choreographed "honor the troops" public mantra promoted by commercial interests and politicians). The actual experiences of war veterans are rarely visible to the general public. Least audible still have been the voices of combat veterans who become advocates for peace. Guys Like Me illuminates the intergenerational stories and voices of five men--veterans of five wars--who became lifelong advocates of peace.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 303.66 Mes
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2019
Nadia L. Hohn, Gustavo Mazali
Description: A biography of the Underground Railroad conductor depicts her early life as a slave, her dedication to helping others escape from slavery, and her life after the Civil War.
Call Number: Ei Hoh
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2019
Angalia Bianca, Linda Beckstrom
Call Number: 364.1066 Bia
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2019
Michael J. Fox
Call Number: B Fox
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2019
Alice Sebold
Call Number: 364.1532 Seb
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Feb 19, 2019
Lucy Worsley
Description: A passionate princess, an astute and clever queen, and a cunning widow, Victoria played many roles throughout her life-- and simultaneously managed to define a socially conservative vision of Victorian womanhood, while also defying its conventions. Worsley introduces her as a woman leading an extraordinary life in a unique time period. She recreates twenty-four of the most important days in Victoria's life. Each day gives a glimpse into the identity of this powerful, difficult queen and the contradictions that defined her. -- Adapted from jacket
Call Number: B Vic
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2019
Dave Itzkoff
Description: From Dave Itzkoff comes the definitive biography of Robin Williams--a portrait of one of America's most beloved and misunderstood entertainers. From his rapid-fire stand-up comedy riffs to his breakout role in Mork & Mindy and his powerful Academy Award-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams was a singularly innovative actor and comedian. He often came across as a man possessed, holding forth on culture, politics, and personal revelation-- all with tongue-twisting intensity as he inhabited and shed one character after another. But Itzkoff shows that Williams's comic brilliance masked a deep well of conflicting emotions and self-doubt. In his comedy and in celebrated films, he showcased his gift for improvisation, bringing his characters to life and using humor to seek deeper truths. Williams struggled with addiction and depression and with a debilitating condition at the end of his life that affected him in ways his fans never knew.--From book jacket.
Call Number: LP B Wil
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Feb 19, 2019
Zoë Howe
Description: Lyrical visionary, style icon, and one fifth of megaband Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks is one of the most recognizable figures in rock 'n' roll history--very much Fleetwood Mac's "Queen Bee." With gold and quadruple platinum solo albums under her beaded belt, Stevie Nicks has enjoyed the ultimate in rock 'n' roll success as a recording artist--but this charmed life has come as a result of hard graft, self-belief, and a devotion to creativity above all; her's has been a journey of intense highs and lows. This new biography, a celebration of the Stevie Nicks phenomenon, takes us on her journey from Midwest childhood to her explosion onto the music scene as rock goddess, right up to present day. Including interviews with some of Stevie's associates and collaborators from over the years, author Zoë Howe explores the mystique while retaining the magic of this modern-day musical sorceress and wise woman of rock.
Call Number: B Nic
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2019
Susan Orlean
Call Number: 920 Orl
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2019
Penny Junor
Description: The esteemed royal biographer traces the unlikely and extraordinary story of the once-reviled wife of Britain's Prince Charles, detailing her roles in some of the darkest days of the modern monarchy and her role in helping restore its reputation.
Call Number: B Cam
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2019
Colin Meloy, Nikki McClure
Description: Rhyming text explores the life and work of folk musician Pete Seeger, discussing how his messages of universal understanding and social and environmental justice inspired generations.
Call Number: J 782.42 Mel
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2019
Lou Ureneck
Description: Relates the true story of Asa Jennings, a YMCA minister from upstate New York who arrived in Smyrna (now Izmir) in 1922 to teach sports to boys, but instead found himself working tirelessly to help rescue more than 250,000 refugees during the genocide of Armenian and Greek Christians.
Call Number: 956.1 Ure
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2019
Christine Lahti
Description: A collection of interrelated personal stories by the actress best known for her work on such productions as "Chicago Hope" and "The Blacklist" focuses on the milestones of her childhood, early career, and midlife while reflecting on the realities of being a woman in Hollywood.
Call Number: B Lah
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2019
Mitch Albom
Description: The author visits with his former college professor, who gave him sound advice and guidance when he was younger. In the last months of his life, Morrie teaches Mitch lessons in how to live once again.
Call Number: 362.19 Alb
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Feb 19, 2019
Sarah Fabiny, Max Hergenrother
Description: Presents the life of the prominent feminist, highlighting her career and influence as a writer, political activist, and co-founder of "Ms." magazine.
Call Number: JB Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2019
Dinah Brown, Andrew (Children's book illustrator) Thomson
Description: Malala Yousafzai was a girl who loved to learn but was told that girls would no longer be allowed to go to school. She wrote a blog that called attention to what was happening in her beautiful corner of Pakistan and realized that words can bring about change. She has continued to speak out for the right of all children to have an education. In 2014 she won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Call Number: JB You
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2019
Katie Heaney
Description: Katie Heaney opens up about realizing at the age of twenty-eight that she is gay. In these poignant, funny essays, she wrestles with her shifting sexuality and identity, and describes what it was like coming out to everyone she knows (and everyone she doesn't). As she revisits her past, looking for any "clues" that might have predicted this outcome, Katie reveals that life doesn't always move directly from point A to point B--no matter how much we would like it to. Exploring love and sexuality with her neurotic wit and endearing intimacy, Katie Heaney shares the message that it's never too late to find love--or yourself.--From back cover.
Call Number: 306.766 Hea
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2019
Jamia Wilson, Andrea Pippins
Description: This book brings together 52 iconic talents from the past and present and celebrates their inspirational achievements. Meet figureheads, leaders and pioneers such as Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Rosa Parks, as well as cultural trailblazers and sporting heroes, including Stevie Wonder, Oprah Winfrey and Serena Williams.
Call Number: J 920 Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2019
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February 2019: Cooking!

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Our February Year in Reading topic is Cooking! Check out this cookbooks, fiction books, and cooking memoirs guarenteed to make your mouth water.

American Girl Around The World Cookbook
Nicole Hill Gerulat, editor American Girl (Firm), editor Weldon Owen Inc., editor Williams-Sonoma
J 641.59 Ame
Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine To The World Of Food And The People Who Cook
Anthony Bourdain
B Bou
Basil And The Big Cheese Cook-Off
Eve creator Titus, Cathy Hapka, David Mottram
J FIC Tit
My Life In France
Julia Child, Alex Prud'homme
B Chi
Chocolat [Audiobook]
Joanne Harris, Juliet Stevenson
FIC Har
Prime Cut
Diane Mott Davidson
FIC Dav
Fairy Cooking
Rebecca Gilpin, Catherine Atkinson, Molly Sage, Howard Allman
J 641.8 Gil
Scones And Sensibility
Lindsay Eland
J FIC Ela
Food Fight!: A Mouthwatering History Of Who Ate What And Why Through The Ages
Tanya Wenman Steel, National Geographic Kids (Firm), National Geographic Society (U.S.)
J 641.3 Ste
The Birchwood Cafe Cookbook: Good Real Food
Tracy Singleton, Marshall Paulsen, Beth Dooley
641.5977 Sin
Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
Michael Pollan
613.2 Pol
The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African-American Culinary History In The Old South
Michael Twitty
641.592 Twi
Food Wars!: Shokugeki No Soma. 01, Endless Wilderness
Yuto Tsukuda, Shun artist Saeki, Adrienne translator Beck
FIC Tsu
The Forest Feast For Kids: Colorful Vegetarian Recipes That Are Simple To Make
Erin Gleeson
J 641.563 Gle
Girls Dinner Club
Jessie Elliot
YA FIC Ell
The Glass Kitchen
Linda Francis Lee
FIC Lee
Green Eggs And Ham Cookbook
Georgeanne Brennan, Frankie Frankeny, Dr. Selections. 2006 Seuss
J 641.5 Bre
The Love Goddess' Cooking School
Melissa Senate
FIC Sen
Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook.
641.588 Hea 2018
The Moosewood Cookbook
Mollie Katzen, Moosewood Restaurant
641.5636 Kat 2014
How To Cook A Moose: A Culinary Memoir
Kate Christensen
641.5974 Chr
The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
Deb Perelman
641.5 Per
Kitchen Princess. 01
Miyuki Kobayashi, Christina Weir, Nunzio DeFilippis, Natsumi Andō
YA FIC Kob
Thug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give A F*ck.
Thug Kitchen LLC
641.5636 Thu
Kitchens Of The Great Midwest: A Novel [Audiobook]
J. Ryan Stradal, Amy Ryan, Michael Stuhlbarg
FIC Str

Nicole Hill Gerulat, editor American Girl (Firm), editor Weldon Owen Inc., editor Williams-Sonoma
Description: Collects more than forty easy-to-follow international recipes for young chefs, including such dishes as Swedish meatballs, souvlaki, tortilla soup, chicken tikka masala, and sticky toffee pudding.
Call Number: J 641.59 Ame
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2019
Eve creator Titus, Cathy Hapka, David Mottram
Description: Every year, the famous International Cheese Cook-Off brings together the finest mouse chefs from every corner of the globe. When someone threatens the competition, Basil is called to Paris to investigate. Who could want to deprive all of mousedom of one of its tastiest nights?
Call Number: J FIC Tit
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2019
Joanne Harris, Juliet Stevenson
Description: When an exotic stranger arrives in the French village of Lansquenet and opens a chocolate boutique directly opposite the church, Father Reynaud denounces her as a serious moral danger to his flock--especially as it is the beginning of Lent, the traditional season of self-denial. As passions flare and the conflict escalates, the whole community takes sides. Can the solemnity of the Church compare with the sinful pleasure of a chocolate truffle?
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 18, 2019
Rebecca Gilpin, Catherine Atkinson, Molly Sage, Howard Allman
Description: Simple recipes for baking fairy-themed treats for a party or sleepover or just for fun.
Call Number: J 641.8 Gil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2019
Tanya Wenman Steel, National Geographic Kids (Firm), National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Description: "History of food, fun facts about food, plus recipes, for children"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 641.3 Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2019
Michael Pollan
Description: From the bestselling author of "The Omnivore's Dilemma" and "In Defense of Food" comes this collection of simple, sensible, and easy to use rules--the perfect guide for anyone who would like to become more mindful of the food he or she eats. (Consumer Health).
Call Number: 613.2 Pol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 28, 2019
Yuto Tsukuda, Shun artist Saeki, Adrienne translator Beck
Description: Soma Yukihira's old man runs a small family restaurant in the less savory end of town. Aiming to one day surpass his father's culinary prowess, Soma hones his skills day in and day out until one day, out of the blue, his father decides to enroll Soma in a classy culinary school! Can Soma really cut it in a place that prides itself on a 10% graduation rate? And can he convince the beautiful, domineering heiress to the school that he belongs there at all?!
Call Number: FIC Tsu
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 28, 2019
Jessie Elliot
Description: Junie, Celia, and Danielle, three ethnically diverse high schoolers in Brooklyn, form a friendship while cooking dinners together and helping one another sort through their romantic entanglements.
Call Number: YA FIC Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 28, 2019
Georgeanne Brennan, Frankie Frankeny, Dr. Selections. 2006 Seuss
Call Number: J 641.5 Bre
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 28, 2019
Description: "A revised and updated second edition of American Heart Association's beloved, bestselling Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook, now with 30 new recipes, 30 to 40 new photographs, and full-color throughout. From appetizers to desserts and everything in between, the 230 recipes in this book will surprise you with their variety and depth of flavor. This cookbook takes advantage of the ease for which the slow cooker is beloved and optimizes the nutrient density and flavors in these delicious, nutritious meals."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 641.588 Hea 2018
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2019
Kate Christensen
Call Number: 641.5974 Chr
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2019
Miyuki Kobayashi, Christina Weir, Nunzio DeFilippis, Natsumi Andō
Description: Najika left the rural orphanage she knows as home to attend Seika Academy in Tokyo in the hopes of finding a boy who touched her heart years earlier. Nobody in her class thinks she should be there except two brothers, Daichi and Sora, who recognize Najika's magical talent for cooking.
Call Number: YA FIC Kob
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 28, 2019
J. Ryan Stradal, Amy Ryan, Michael Stuhlbarg
Description: When Lars Thorvald's wife, Cynthia, falls in love with wine, and a dashing sommelier, he's left to raise their baby, Eva, on his own. He's determined to pass on his love of food to his daughter. As Eva grows, she finds her solace and salvation in the flavors of her native Minnesota. From Scandinavian lutefisk to hydroponic chocolate habaneros, each ingredient represents one part of Eva's journey as she becomes the star chef behind a legendary and secretive pop-up supper club.
Call Number: FIC Str
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 18, 2019
Anthony Bourdain
Description: Tracking his own strange and unexpected voyage from journeyman cook to globe-traveling professional eater and drinker, and even to fatherhood, Bourdain takes no prisoners as he dissects what he's seen, pausing along the way for a series of confessions, rants, investigations, and interrogations of some of the most controversial figures in food.
Call Number: B Bou
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2019
Julia Child, Alex Prud'homme
Call Number: B Chi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 28, 2019
Diane Mott Davidson
Call Number: FIC Dav
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2019
Lindsay Eland
Description: In a small New Jersey beach town, twelve-year-old Polly Madassa, who speaks like a character in her two favorite novels, "Pride and Prejudice" and "Anne of Green Gables," spends the summer making deliveries for her parents' bakery and playing matchmaker, with disastrous results.
Call Number: J FIC Ela
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 28, 2019
Tracy Singleton, Marshall Paulsen, Beth Dooley
Description: "Here is the Birchwood Cafe's lighthearted, innovative menu: hearty hand pies and multigrain salads, decadent pastries, and award-winning desserts. Organized by eight seasons, these dishes are inspired by the way weather affects our appetites and determines what comes from our land."--from publisher's website.
Call Number: 641.5977 Sin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2019
Michael Twitty
Description: "A memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture that traces the paths of the author's ancestors (black and white) through the crucible of slavery to show its effects on our food today"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 641.592 Twi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2019
Erin Gleeson
Description: Provides forty step-by-step vegetarian recipes for meals, parties, snacks, and beverages, with an illustrated guide to using utensils safely and a glossary of culinary terms.
Call Number: J 641.563 Gle
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 28, 2019
Linda Francis Lee
Description: Portia Cuthcart and her two sisters find their way from Texas to Manhattan over the years, the heiresses to a dilapidated brownstone on the Upper West Side. Portia is running from a bad divorce and the knowledge that she has always been a little bit different, a little bit strange: the talented cook who knew exactly what to serve on what occasion, even to the point of predicting events that hadn't even happened yet. But she doesn't cook anymore. She has tamped down this "knowing." It has caused her way too many problems. When she meets twelve-year-old Ariel Kane, she sees a girl in desperate need of a mother and a family in dire need of fried chicken, biscuits, and strawberry rhubarb pie. Widowed Gabriel Kane has his hands full with two daughters on the cusp on womanhood, plus the Kane family have so many secrets and rivalries of their own. Ariel, especially, must find a way to bring them all together with the help of Portia: the non-cook, the non-believer in happy endings. Portia, who just might have to rethink the pages of her own story and take a few chances to claim what she wants deep down inside.
Call Number: FIC Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2019
Melissa Senate
Description: "Holly Maguire's grandmother Camilla was the Love Goddess of Blue Crab Island, Maine - a Milanese fortune-teller who could predict the right man for you, and whose Italian cooking was rumored to save marriages. Holly has been waiting years for her unlikely fortune: her true love will like sa cordula, an unappetizing old-world delicacy. But Holly can't make a decent marinara sauce, let alone sa cordula. Maybe that's why the man she hopes to marry breaks her heart. So when Holly inherits Camilla's Cucinotta, she's determined to forget about fortunes and love and become an Italian cooking teacher worthy of her grandmother's legacy."--P.[4] of cover.
Call Number: FIC Sen
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2019
Mollie Katzen, Moosewood Restaurant
Description: "In 1974, Mollie Katzen hand-wrote, illustrated, and locally published a spiral-bound notebook of recipes for vegetarian dishes inspired by those she and fellow cooks served at their small restaurant co-op in Ithaca, NY. Several iterations and millions of copies later, the Moosewood Cookbook has become one of the most influential and beloved cookbooks of all time"--Amazon.com.
Call Number: 641.5636 Kat 2014
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2019
Deb Perelman
Description: The long-awaited cookbook from the food blogger, Deb Perelman -- home cook, mom, photographer, and celebrated author of SmittenKitchen.com.--Excerpted from publisher.
Call Number: 641.5 Per
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2019
Thug Kitchen LLC
Description: Thug Kitchen started their wildly popular web site to inspire people to eat some vegetables and adopt a healthier lifestyle. Thug Kitchen wants to show everyone how to take charge of their plates and cook up some real food. Thug Kitchen lives in the real world. In their first cookbook, they're throwing down more than 100 recipes for their best-loved meals, snacks, and sides for beginning cooks to home chefs. Plus they're going to arm you with all the info and techniques you need to shop on a budget. This book is an invitation to everyone who wants to do better to elevate their kitchen game.
Call Number: 641.5636 Thu
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2019
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January 2019 - Snowpocalypse!

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For our first Year In Reading challenge, we explore something Minnesotans know very well - snow!! Enjoy these reads that take place in snowy places, or about snowy events. There's no business like snow business! 

A Constellation Of Vital Phenomena [Large Print]
Anthony Marra
LP FIC Mar
Sophie Scott Goes South
Alison Lester
E Les
Blizzard
Joyce L. Markovics
Ei 551.555 Mar
The Blizzard
Vladimir Sorokin, Jamey Gambrell
FIC Sor
Blizzard Night
Marlane Kennedy, Erwin Madrid
J FIC Ken
The Blizzard's Robe
Robert Sabuda
E Sab
Chill Factor [Large Print]
Sandra Brown
LP FIC Bro
The Brief History Of The Dead
Kevin Brockmeier
FIC Bro
Denali's Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster On America's Wildest Peak [Audiobook]
Andy Hall, Jim Manchester
796.522 Hal
The Corpse Wore Tartan
Kaitlyn Dunnett
FIC Dun
Ethan Frome [Audiobook]
Edith Wharton, George Guidall
FIC Wha
The Day After Tomorrow
Whitley Strieber, Roland Emmerich, Jeffrey Nachmanoff
FIC Str
Everest: Summit Of Achievement
Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain)
796.522 Eve
The Fall Line: How American Ski Racers Conquered A Sport On The Edge
Nathaniel Vinton
796.935 Vin
Ice Island
Sherry Shahan
J FIC Sha
The Little Snowplow
Lora Koehler, Jake Parker
E Koe
Lost In The Blizzard
Grace Gilmore, Petra Brown
J FIC Gil
The Sittaford Mystery [Large Print]
Agatha Christie
LP FIC Chr
Nights Of Villjamur
Mark Charan Newton
FIC New
The Snow Queen
H. C. (Hans Christian) Andersen, Eva Le Gallienne, Arieh Zeldich
J 398.2 And
Northern Lights
Nora Roberts
FIC Rob
The Snowy Day
Ezra Jack Keats
BB Kea
On Desperate Ground: The Marines At The Reservoir, The Korean War's Greatest Battle
Hampton Sides
951.9042 Sid
Tokyo Cancelled
Rana Dasgupta
FIC Das
Out Stealing Horses [Large Print]
Per Petterson, Anne Born
LP FIC Pet
White Heat: The Extreme Skiing Life
Wayne Johnson
796.93 Joh

Anthony Marra
Description: In a rural village in December 2004 Chechnya, a failed doctor Akhmed harbors the traumatized 8-year-old daughter of a father abducted by Russian forces and treats a series of wounded rebels and refugees while exploring the shared past that binds him to the child.
Call Number: LP FIC Mar
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Joyce L. Markovics
Description: "In this book, young readers will learn about blizzards"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: Ei 551.555 Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Marlane Kennedy, Erwin Madrid
Description: Taking a winter trip to bond with his new foster family, Jayden and his siblings Maggie and Connor are forced by a terrible car accident into a bleak storm to search for help and survive the elements.
Call Number: J FIC Ken
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Sandra Brown
Description: Set against a backdrop of snowy, North Carolina mountains, Chill Factor melts through the ice with generous doses of scorching romance and searing suspense. During a bad snowstorm, Lilly Martin skids off the road into the handsome but mysterious Ben Tierney, chief suspect in a string of recent disappearances. With nowhere else to go, the two are forced to take shelter in an isolated cabin and wait for the blizzard to weaken.
Call Number: LP FIC Bro
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Andy Hall, Jim Manchester
Description: Draws on survivor testimonies, lost documents, and radio communications to chronicle the harrowing 1967 Mount McKinley climbing tragedy involving the deaths of seven mountaineers.
Call Number: 796.522 Hal
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Edith Wharton, George Guidall
Description: "Ethan Frome" is a keenly-etched portrait of the simple inhabitants of a nineteenth-century New England village. Ethan, a gaunt, patient New Englander, is a man tormented by a passionate love for his wife's young cousin, Mattie. Restricted by the bonds of marriage and the fear of public condemnation, his desperate quest for happiness ultimately leads to pain and despair.
Call Number: FIC Wha
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain)
Call Number: 796.522 Eve
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Sherry Shahan
Description: Thirteen-year-old Tatum's dream of competing in the grueling 1,049-mile Iditerod Trail Sled Dog Race may be at an end when she becomes lost in a freak snowstorm during a training run on Alaska's remote Santa Ysabel Island.
Call Number: J FIC Sha
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Grace Gilmore, Petra Brown
Description: "When a storm hits Maple Ridge, Logan ventures out in the blizzard to rescue his brother Drew"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Gil
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Mark Charan Newton
Description: When tragedy strikes--and the Emperor's elder daughter, Jamur Rika, is summoned to serve as queen, Inspector Rumex Jeryd focuses his immediate attention on the grisly murder of a councillor--and to an obscene conspiracy that threatens the lives of Rika, her sister, her dashing teacher, and the future of Villjamur itself. But in the far north, where the drawn-out winter has already begun, an even greater threat appears---a threat from another world.
Call Number: FIC New
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Nora Roberts
Description: Lunacy is Nate Burke's last chance. As a Baltimore cop, he watched his partner die- and the guilt still haunts him. Maybe serving as chief of police in this tiny, remote town, where darkness falls by midafternoon and temperatures plunge to zero and below, will bring some kind of solace. It isn't as if he had anywhere else to go.
Call Number: FIC Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Hampton Sides
Description: "A chronicle of the extraordinary feats of heroism by Marines called on to do the impossible during the greatest battle of the Korean War."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 951.9042 Sid
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Per Petterson, Anne Born
Description: Sixty-seven-year-old Trond Sander lives secluded in a far corner of Norway. Casting his mind back to 1948, he recalls a horse stealing prank with his best friend that turned tragic and changed his life forever.
Call Number: LP FIC Pet
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Alison Lester
Description: Nine year-old Sophie Scott embarks on a month-long mission to Antarctica with her father aboard an icebreaker and documents her adventure in the iceberg-strewn seas in a diary she fills with notes about the area's natural wonders.
Call Number: E Les
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Vladimir Sorokin, Jamey Gambrell
Description: "Garin, a district doctor, is desperately trying to reach the village of Dolgoye, where a mysterious epidemic is turning people into zombies. He carries with him a vaccine that will prevent the spread of this terrible disease but is stymied in his travels by an all-consuming snowstorm, an impenetrable blizzard that turns a drive that should last only a few hours into a voyage of days and, finally, a journey into eternity."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sor
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Robert Sabuda
Description: A young girl living in a village in the cold, dark Arctic north makes a robe for the feared Blizzard, and as a reward he creates the Northern Lights.
Call Number: E Sab
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Kevin Brockmeier
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Kaitlyn Dunnett
Description: When Liss and the Scottish Heritage Appreciation Society get snowed in during a gathering for the Burns Night Supper, old grudges and whiskey heat up the atmosphere. Then a tartan-covered body is discovered in a storage room, and Liss helps her friends sort out the facts before more tempers--and lives--are lost.
Call Number: FIC Dun
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Whitley Strieber, Roland Emmerich, Jeffrey Nachmanoff
Call Number: FIC Str
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Nathaniel Vinton
Description: "Harnessing nature's most powerful forces, elite downhillers descend icy, rugged slopes at speeds cresting 90 miles per hour. For decades, American skiers struggled to match their European counterparts, and until this century the US Ski Team could not claim a lasting foothold on the roof of the Alps, where the sports legends are born. Then came a fledgling class of American racers that disrupted the Alpine racing world order. Led by Bode Miller and Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso and Ted Ligety, this band of iconoclasts made a place for their country on some of the world's most prestigious race courses"--Dust jacket flap.
Call Number: 796.935 Vin
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Lora Koehler, Jake Parker
Description: On the Mighty Mountain Road Crew, the trucks come in one size: BIG. That is, until the little snowplow joins the crew. None of the other trucks think that the little snowplow can handle the big storms, but he knows that he can do it--and just to be sure, he trains hard, pushing loads of gravel, pulling blocks of concrete, and doing plow lifts to get ready. But when a blizzard arrives, will the little snowplow's training be enough to clear the streets and handle unexpected trouble?
Call Number: E Koe
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Agatha Christie
Description: "It was a typical Dickens' Christmas -- deep snow everywhere -- and down in the little village of Sittaford on the fringe of Dartmoor, the snow was the deepest of all. Mrs. Willett, the winter tenant in Captain Trevelyan's country house, had given a party and the guests were now snowbound. They decided to do a little table-turning, and suddenly the table announced that Captain Trevelyan was dead. His oldest friend, Major Burnaby, was disturbed, and quickly left the house and tramped through the snowy terrain for six miles to Exhampton. There was no sign of life in Trevelyan's house, through the back window was broken and the light was burning. There, on the floor, lay the body of Trevelyn. James Pearson was arrested, having been the Exhampton to try to get a loan from Captain Trevelyan at the time of the murder. But James Pearson's fiancée, the intrepid Emily Trefusis, is convinced he couldn't have committed the murder, so it's up to her to solve the puzzle and save James" --Cover, p. 4.
Call Number: LP FIC Chr
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
H. C. (Hans Christian) Andersen, Eva Le Gallienne, Arieh Zeldich
Description: After the Snow Queen kidnaps her friend Kai, Gerda embarks on a perilous and magical journey to search for him.
Call Number: J 398.2 And
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Ezra Jack Keats
Description: The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.
Call Number: BB Kea
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Rana Dasgupta
Call Number: FIC Das
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
Wayne Johnson
Call Number: 796.93 Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2018
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December 2018: Fantasy Reads

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Sometimes, the very best thing about a book is its ability to transport you to a different world.

In these fantasy books, you'll go to lands full of magic, dragons, sweeping vistas, and heroes. 

666 Park Avenue
Gabriella Pierce
FIC Pie
Running With The Demon
Terry Brooks
FIC Bro
A Werewolf In Manhattan
Vicki Lewis Thompson
FIC Tho
Tales From Earthsea
Ursula K. Le Guin
FIC Le G
Abarat
Clive Barker
YA SF Bar
Tales Of The Dying Earth
Jack Vance
FIC Van
Carry On: The Rise And Fall Of Simon Snow
Rainbow Rowell
YA FIC Row
The Demon Awakens
R. A. Salvatore
FIC Sal
Clockwork Angel [Audiobook]
Cassandra Clare, Jennifer Ehle, Simon & Schuster Audio (Firm)
YA FIC Cla
The Forest House
Marion Zimmer Bradley
FIC
Deep Blue
Jennifer Donnelly
J FIC Don
The Life Of Elves
Muriel Barbery, Alison Anderson, Muriel Barbery
FIC Bar
Fantasy : An Artist's Realm
Ben Boos
J FIC Boo
The New Kid At School [Audiobook]
Kate McMullan, L. J Ganser
J FIC McM
Grim Lovelies
Megan Shepherd
YA FIC She
The Rook: A Novel
Daniel O'Malley
FIC OMa
High Stakes
Erin. 1971- McCarthy
FIC McC
The White Mare
Jules Watson
FIC Wat
Ill Wind
Rachel Caine
YA FIC Cai
Tigana
Guy Gavriel Kay
FIC Kay
Kraken: An Anatomy
China Miéville
FIC Mie
War For The Oaks
Emma Bull
FIC Bul
Out Of The Woods
Lyn Gardner, Mini. ill Grey
J FIC Gar
Wildwood Dancing
Juliet Marillier
YA FIC Mar

Gabriella Pierce
Description: Darkness lurks behind the gilded halls of New York high society, and the elite Upper East Side Witches who rule Park Avenue.
Call Number: FIC Pie
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Vicki Lewis Thompson
Description: "Emma Gavin writes bestselling novels about werewolves, but that doesn't mean she believes in them--and she certainly doesn't think she'll meet one. But that's exactly what happens when her books catch the attention of a rich and powerful pack of Manhattan Weres, who have kept their existence hidden for centuries. Alarmed by the accuracy of her novels, they're determined to find out if a renegade is acting as her informant. Aidan Wallace, the pack leader's son and heir, knows he's the wolf for the job, but when he gets too close to Emma, they are both surprised by an attraction too strong to deny. To surrender to it, Aidan will have to risk everything--including the security of the pack he's sworn to protect..."--P. [4] of cover.
Call Number: FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Clive Barker
Description: Candy Quackenbush of Chickentown, Minnesota, one day finds herself on the edge of a foreign world that is populated by strange creatures, and her life is forever changed.
Call Number: YA SF Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2018
Rainbow Rowell
Description: "Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who's ever been chosen. That's what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he's probably right. Half the time, Simon can't even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor's avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there's a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon's face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here -- it's their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon's infuriating nemesis didn't even bother to show up"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Row
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 23, 2018
Cassandra Clare, Jennifer Ehle, Simon & Schuster Audio (Firm)
Description: When sixteen-year-old orphan Tessa Fell's older brother suddenly vanishes, her search for him leads her into Victorian-era London's dangerous supernatural underworld, and when she discovers that she herself is a Downworlder, she must learn to trust the demon-killing Shadowhunters if she ever wants to learn to control her powers and find her brother.
Call Number: YA FIC Cla
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Jennifer Donnelly
Description: Uncovering an ancient evil, Serafina, a mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea, searches for five other mermaid heroines who are scattered across the six seas, to save their hidden world.
Call Number: J FIC Don
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Ben Boos
Description: Presents an imaginative, digital-art tour of the mythical realm of New Perigord that features such residents as elves, dwarves and hobgoblins who interact in fantasy realms marked by coastal fortresses and magical libraries.
Call Number: J FIC Boo
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Megan Shepherd
Description: When their mistress is murdered, Anouk and her fellow beasties have only three days until their enchantment ends and they are transformed back into animals, but in seeking to remain human, they threaten the hierarchy imposed by the society of magic handlers in Paris called the Haute.
Call Number: YA FIC She
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Erin. 1971- McCarthy
Call Number: FIC McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Rachel Caine
Description: When Joanne Baldwin, a Weather Warden who can tame the most violent weather, is forced to flee from the law when murder accusations rain down upon her, she must find the only man who can help her - Lewis, the most powerful Warden, who is also on the run from the World Council.
Call Number: YA FIC Cai
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
China Miéville
Description: Being chased by cults, a maniac, and the sorcerers of the Fundamentalist and Sect-Related Crime Unit, cephalopod specialist Billy Harrow inadvertently learns that he holds the key to finding a missing squid--a squid that just happens to be an embryonic god whose powers, properly harnessed, can destroy all that is, was, and ever shall be.
Call Number: FIC Mie
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2018
Lyn Gardner, Mini. ill Grey
Description: The Eden sisters are lured to the fair by Belladonna, a witch who wants Aurora's heart and Stormy's powerful musical pipe.
Call Number: J FIC Gar
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2018
Terry Brooks
Description: On a very hot Fourth of July weekend, two strangers appear in Hopewell, Illinois, in the middle of a bitter steel strike. One, a Demon of the Void, will use the angry steel workers to attain his own terrible ends. The other, a Knight of the Word, dreams about a nightmarish future and spends every waking moment desperately trying to change its course. The fate of the town and, ultimately, of humanity, depends on one exceptional 14-year-old girl, the only one who can see the otherworldly creatures that have begun to invade her home town.
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2018
Ursula K. Le Guin
Description: Explores further the magical world of Earthsea through five tales of events which occur before or after the time of the original novels, as well as an essay on the people, languages, history and magic of the place.
Call Number: FIC Le G
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2018
Jack Vance
Description: Travel to a far distant future, when the sun bleeds red in a dark sky, where magic and science is one, and the Earth has but a few short decades to live.
Call Number: FIC Van
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2018
R. A. Salvatore
Call Number: FIC Sal
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2018
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Description: A love story during the Roman occupation of Britain in the 1st Century. The protagonists are a Druid girl in training to be a priestess, and a Roman officer pacifying her country. Love unites them, religion and politics separate them.
Call Number: FIC
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2018
Muriel Barbery, Alison Anderson, Muriel Barbery
Description: Maria lives in a remote village in Burgundy, where she learns that she has a gift for communicating with nature. Hundreds of miles away in Italy, Clara discovers that she possesses a stunning musical genius and is sent from the countryside to Rome to develop her preternatural abilities. Barbery's The life of the elves tells the story of two children whose extraordinary talents will bring them into contact with magical worlds and malevolent forces. If, against all odds, they can be brought together, their meeting may shape the course of history.--Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2018
Kate McMullan, L. J Ganser
Description: Wiglaf is off to Dragon Slayers' Academy and in for a first day of school he will never forget.
Call Number: J FIC McM
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 26, 2018
Daniel O'Malley
Description: A high-ranking member of a secret organization that battles supernatural forces wakes up in a London park with no memory, no idea who she is, and with a letter that provides instructions to help her uncover a far-reaching conspiracy.
Call Number: FIC OMa
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2018
Jules Watson
Call Number: FIC Wat
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2018
Guy Gavriel Kay
Description: Tigana is the magical story of a beleaguered land struggling to be free. It is the tale of a people so cursed by the black sorcery of a cruel, despotic king that even the name of their once-beautiful homeland cannot be spoken or remembered.
Call Number: FIC Kay
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2018
Emma Bull
Call Number: FIC Bul
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2018
Juliet Marillier
Description: Five sisters who live with their merchant father in Transylvania use a hidden portal in their home to cross over into a magical world, the Wildwood.
Call Number: YA FIC Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2018
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