A Year In Reading

June 2017: Books with LGBTQI characters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tired of living on planet Earth? Check out these books set on other planets for a trip that is out of this world.

A Princess Of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs
FIC Bur
Red Mars
Kim Stanley Robinson
FIC Rob
Arabella Of Mars
David D. Levine
FIC Lev
Rendezvous With Rama [Audiobook]
Arthur C. Clarke, Peter Ganim, Brilliance Audio
FIC Cla
Black Hole Sun
David Macinnis Gill
YA FIC Gil
Robert Heinlein's Citizen Of The Galaxy
Rob Lazaro, Robert A. Heinlein, Steve Erwin, Eric Gignac
FIC Laz
Coyote
Allen M. Steele
FIC Ste
Saga: 01
Brian K Vaughan, Fonografiks, Eric Stephenson, Fiona Staples
FIC Vau
Darkover First Contact
Marion Zimmer Bradley
FIC Bra
Saturn [Audiobook]
Ben Bova, Amanda Karr, Stefan Rudnicki
FIC Bov
Dragonflight
Anne McCaffrey
YA FIC McC
Sun Of Suns
Karl Schroeder
FIC Sch
Dune: The Butlerian Jihad [Audiobook]
Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, Scott Brick
FIC Her
The Colour Of Magic [Audiobook]
Terry Pratchett, Nigel Planer (narrator)
FIC Pra
Foundation
Isaac Asimov
FIC Asi
The First Chronicles Of Amber
Roger Zelazny
FIC Zel
Grass
Sheri S Tepper
FIC Tep
The Knife Of Never Letting Go [Audiobook]
Patrick Ness, Nick Podehl, Brilliance Audio
YA FIC Nes
Jupiter War
Neal L. Asher
FIC Ash
The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress [Audiobook]
Robert A. Heinlein, Lloyd James, Blackstone Audiobooks
FIC Hei
Katya's World
Jonathan L Howard
YA FIC How
These Broken Stars
Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
YA FIC Kau
Life On Mars: Tales From The New Frontier
Jonathan Strahan
YA FIC Lif
Throne Of The Crescent Moon
Saladin Ahmed
FIC Ahm
Lucky Starr And The Moons Of Jupiter ; &, Lucky Starr And The Rings Of Saturn
Isaac Asimov, Paul French
FIC Asi
Titan
John Varley
FIC Var
Mooncop
Tom Gauld
FIC Gau
Venus Of Dreams
Pamela Sargent
FIC Sar
Neptune Crossing
Jeffrey A. Carver
FIC Car
Zodiac
Romina Russell
YA FIC Rus

Edgar Rice Burroughs
Call Number: FIC Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2017
David D. Levine
Description: "Since Newton witnessed a bubble rising from his bathtub, mankind has sought the stars. When William III of England commissioned Capt. William Kidd to command the first expedition to Mars in the late 1600s, he proved that space travel was both possible and profitable. Now, one century later, a plantation in a flourishing British colony on Mars is home to Arabella Ashby, a young woman who is perfectly content growing up in the untamed frontier. But days spent working on complex automata with her father or stalking her brother Michael with her Martian nanny is not the proper behavior of an English lady. That is something her mother plans to remedy with a move to an exotic world Arabella has never seen: London, England. However, when events transpire that threaten her home on Mars, Arabella decides that sometimes doing the right thing is far more important than behaving as expected. She disguises herself as a boy and joins the crew of the Diana, a ship serving the Mars Trading Company, where she meets a mysterious captain who is intrigued by her knack with clockwork creations. Now Arabella just has to weather the naval war currently raging between Britain and France, learn how to sail, and deal with a mutinous crew...if she hopes to save her family remaining on Mars." -- back cover.
Call Number: FIC Lev
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2017
David Macinnis Gill
Description: On the planet Mars, sixteen-year-old Durango and his crew of mercenaries are hired by the settlers of a mining community to protect their most valuable resource from a feral band of marauders.
Call Number: YA FIC Gil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2017
Allen M. Steele
Call Number: FIC Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2017
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Description: Darkover landfall: The colony ship from Earth had been on its way to the Coronis colony - a flourishing mining settlement - where crews of engineers and technicians had been working for ten years preparing the planet for settlement and studying its ecology. But disaster had struck. Thrown off course by a gravitational storm, the ship had lost its orientation equipment in the first shock and been forced to locate the nearest star system with a potentially habitable planet and try to land.Two to conquer: After the flaming final days of the Ages of Chaos, when the keeper known as Varzil the Good struggled to bring peace to the warring Hundred Kingdoms through a law called the Compact, there were still those that fought against him for heir own ends.
Call Number: FIC Bra
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2017
Anne McCaffrey
Description: One of the author's early Dragonrider adventures, set on the planet Pern, where deadly "thread" falls from the sky and puts all living creatures at risk. The symbiotic relationship of dragon and rider is the planet's only hope for survival. Dragonflight is the story of Lessa, the last of the noble bloodline of Ruatha Hold. The dragonriders rescue her from servitude while searching for likely candidates to impress the new dragon queen. Lessa is successful at imprinting Ramoth, the new queen, which makes her the leader of the Weyr and the mate of F'lar. As rider of the bronze dragon Mnementh, he is most suitable to lead the on-going struggle against the dreaded thread.
Call Number: YA FIC McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2017
Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, Scott Brick
Call Number: FIC Her
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 30, 2017
Isaac Asimov
Description: The Galactic Empire is beginning to die and the ends of the Galaxy are reverting to barbarism. Hari Seldon and his band of psychologists create a colony - the Foundation - to incubate art, science, and technology that would form the nucleus of the Second Empire. Utilizing the science of psychohistory and arranging to bring about a series of crises forcing the Empire to evolve more rapidly, they plot the course along which the Foundation grows.
Call Number: FIC Asi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2017
Sheri S Tepper
Call Number: FIC Tep
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2017
Neal L. Asher
Description: Trapped on the surface of Mars, Saul and his sister Var must find a way to return to Argus Station, but the new base commander, Rhone, stands in their way. Saul wants to pursue his dreams, turning the Argus Station into an interstellar vessel, rebuilding it with weapons, and leaving the solar system. Meanwhile, Alex, the clone of Alessandro Messina, watches those around him change as they become 'chipped' and able to control station robots. Immortality lies within their grasp, yet rebellion is brewing, and Alex's old bloody skills might be required. Injured and dying aboard the Scourge, after its brush with Argus Station's warp field, Captain Scotonis is determined to have his revenge on Serene Galahad for killing his family with the Scour. Clay Ruger, however, is equally as determined to survive. Perhaps the gene bank data aboard can be used to buy a pardon and, perhaps, someone else more murderous that him has chosen their course. Bitter at allowing Saul to escape her grasp, Serene Galahad wreaks her vengeance on her tacticians, but it is not enough and she needs to be where the action is. In the Mars Traveller construction station in Earth orbit Professor Calder is building the ships that might be able to catch Saul, and the weapons to stop him.
Call Number: FIC Ash
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2017
Jonathan L Howard
Description: On the distant ocean planet of Russalka, Katya is primed for her first submarine voyage as a crewmember, but in the depths she will encounter a sleeping monster that has the capability of killing everyone.
Call Number: YA FIC How
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2017
Jonathan Strahan
Description: A collection of twelve original stories that explore the possibility of being able to travel to and live on Mars.
Call Number: YA FIC Lif
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2017
Isaac Asimov, Paul French
Description: Lucky Starr and the moons of Jupiter: Beneath the surface of a Jupiter moon lies a scientific complex working on a secret project code-named Agrav. If successful, Agrav will give Earth the overwhelming advantage in space travel over its rival, the Sirian empire. Yet somewhere on Jupiter Nine is an alien spy: a scientist, a technician or something not quite human. And only Lucky Starr can find the spy and avert all-out war.Lucky Starr and the rings of Saturn: Sirius has invaded the solar system and established a forward outpost on the Saturnian moon Titan. Relying on an army of robots, the Sirian empire hopes to humiliate the Terrestrials and to turn opinion and the military might of the galaxy against Earth. But Lucky has a dangerous plan that begins with his surrender on Titan and may end with his agonizing death.
Call Number: FIC Asi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2017
Tom Gauld
Call Number: FIC Gau
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2017
Jeffrey A. Carver
Description: Survey pilot John Bandicut is ready for the worst when he sets out across the surface of Triton, his head spinning with silence fugue. But no way is he ready for the alien presence that is about to invade his mind, or for the winds of chaos set to blow through his life. It is humanity's first contact with an alien presence--and Bandicut can tell no one about the disembodied quarx that has taken up residence in his mind. The quarx, part of an eons-old interstellar civilization that uses advanced chaos theory to predict catastrophic events, seeks to prevent a cometary collision that threatens the Earth. But it must have help--and Bandicut must trust the alien, knowing that humanity's very existence may be at stake. He must break all the rules, and sacrifice everything he holds dear, to prevent a cataclysm that would destroy an unsuspecting humanity.
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2017
Kim Stanley Robinson
Description: For eons, sandstorms have swept the barren, desolate landscape of the red planet. For centuries, Mars has beckoned to mankind to come and conquer its hostile climate, Now, in the year 2026, a group of one hundred colonists is about to fulfill that destiny. John Boon, Maya Toitovna, Frank Chambers, and Arkady Bogdanov lead a mission whose ultimate goal is to give Mars an Earthlike atmosphere. They will place giant satelite mirrors in Martian orbit to reflect light to the planet's surface. Black dust sprinkled on the polar caps will capture warmth and melt the ice. And massive tunnels, kilometers in depth, will be drilled into the Martian mantle to create stupendous vents of hot gases. Against this backdrop of epic upheaval, rivlries, loves, and friendships will form and fall to pieces-for there are those who will fight to the death to prevent Mars from ever being changed.
Call Number: FIC Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2017
Arthur C. Clarke, Peter Ganim, Brilliance Audio
Description: In the 22nd century, a group of human explorers attempt to unlock the mysteries of a fifty-kilometer-long cylindrical alien starship that has entered Earth's solar system.
Call Number: FIC Cla
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 30, 2017
Rob Lazaro, Robert A. Heinlein, Steve Erwin, Eric Gignac
Description: "Just outside our galaxy the atrocities of slavery thrive, and young Thornby is just another orphaned boy sold at auction. But when he crosses paths with a mysterious crippled beggar, his destiny is forever changed"--Page 4 of cover.
Call Number: FIC Laz
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2017
Brian K Vaughan, Fonografiks, Eric Stephenson, Fiona Staples
Description: When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe.
Call Number: FIC Vau
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2016
Ben Bova, Amanda Karr, Stefan Rudnicki
Call Number: FIC Bov
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 30, 2017
Karl Schroeder
Call Number: FIC Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2017
Terry Pratchett, Nigel Planer (narrator)
Description: The inept wizard Rincewind finds himself the reluctant escort of the Discworld's first tourist, Twoflower, and his psychopathic Luggage.
Call Number: FIC Pra
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 30, 2017
Roger Zelazny
Call Number: FIC Zel
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2017
Patrick Ness, Nick Podehl, Brilliance Audio
Description: Prentisstown isn't like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee, whose thoughts Todd can hear, too, whether he wants to or not, stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden.
Call Number: YA FIC Nes
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 30, 2017
Robert A. Heinlein, Lloyd James, Blackstone Audiobooks
Description: When the lunar penal colony revolts against its Earth-based overseers, a technician, a young woman, and a scientist rely on a supercomputer's assistance in maintaining the moon's independence. However, the computer's creator might just have his own agenda.
Call Number: FIC Hei
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 30, 2017
Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
Description: Two star-crossed lovers must fight for survival when they crash land on a seemingly uninhabited planet.
Call Number: YA FIC Kau
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2017
Saladin Ahmed
Description: The Crescent Moon Kingdoms, home to djenn and ghuls, holy warriors and heretics, are at the boiling point of a power struggle between the iron- fisted Khalif and the mysterious master thief known as the Falcon Prince. In the midst of this brewing rebellion a series of brutal supernatural murders strikes at the heart of the Kingdoms. It is up to a handful of heroes to learn the truth behind these killings.
Call Number: FIC Ahm
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2017
John Varley
Call Number: FIC Var
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2017
Pamela Sargent
Call Number: FIC Sar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2017
Romina Russell
Description: When a violent blast strikes the moons of Cancer, sending its ocean planet off-kilter and killing thousands of citizens, Rhoma Grace, a sixteen-year-old student from House Cancer, must convince twelve worlds to unite as one Zodiac against Ophiuchus, the exiled thirteenth Guardian of Zodiac legend, who has returned to exact his revenge across the Galaxy.
Call Number: YA FIC Rus
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2017
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