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Bestselling Fiction from a variety of sources including the New York Times.

The Mistress : A Novel
Danielle Steel
FIC Ste
Rogue One : A Star Wars Story
Alexander Freed
FIC Fre
Two By Two
Nicholas Sparks
FIC Spa
The Wrong Side Of Goodbye : A Novel
Michael Connelly
FIC Con
Below The Belt
Stuart Woods
FIC Woo
Night School
Lee Child
FIC Chi
The Whistler
John Grisham
FIC Gri
Commonwealth : A Novel
Ann Patchett
FIC Pat
The Underground Railroad : A Novel
Colson Whitehead
FIC Whi
A Gentleman In Moscow
Amor Towles
FIC Tow
Cross The Line
James Patterson
FIC Pat
The Woman In Cabin 10
Ruth Ware
FIC War
No Man's Land
David Baldacci
FIC Bal
Turbo Twenty-three : A Stephanie Plum Novel
Janet Evanovich
FIC Eva
Small Great Things : A Novel
Jodi Picoult
FIC Pic
The Final Day
William R. Forstchen
FIC For
The Chemist : A Novel
Stephenie Meyer
FIC Mey
All The Light We Cannot See : A Novel
Anthony Doerr
FIC Doe
Tom Clancy : True Faith And Allegiance
Mark Greaney
FIC Gre
Moonglow : A Novel
Michael Chabon
FIC Cha

Danielle Steel
Description: Discovered on a freezing Moscow street by a Russian billionaire, Natasha Leonova lived for seven years under his protection, immersed in rarefied luxury, while he pursues his activities in a dark world that she guesses at but never sees. Natasha's job is to keep Vladimir happy, ask no questions, and be discreet. Theo Luca is the son of a world famous difficult artist, Lorenzo Luca, who left his wife and son with a fortune in artwork they refuse to sell. Theo becomes obsessed with Natasha; Vladimir with Luca’s artwork; both become dangerous obsessions.
Call Number: FIC Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2017
Nicholas Sparks
Description: At 32, Russell Green has it all: a stunning wife, a lovable six year-old daughter, a successful career as an advertising executive and an expansive home. He is living the dream, and his marriage to the bewitching Vivian is the center of that. But underneath the shiny surface of this perfect existence, fault lines are beginning to appear, and no one is more surprised than Russ when he finds every aspect of the life he took for granted turned upside down. In a matter of months, Russ finds himself without a job or wife, caring for his young daughter, and struggling to adapt to a new and baffling reality. Throwing himself into the wilderness of single parenting, Russ embarks on a journey at once terrifying and rewarding-- one that will test his abilities and his emotional resources beyond anything he ever imagined.
Call Number: FIC Spa
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 17, 2016
Stuart Woods
Description: Newly ensconced in his Santa Fe abode with a lovely female companion, Stone Barrington receives a call from an old friend requesting a delicate favor. A situation has arisen that could escalate into an explosive quagmire, and only someone with Stone's stealth and subtlety can contain the damage. At the center of these events is an impressive gentleman whose star is on the rise, and who'd like to get Stone in his corner. He's charming and ambitious and has friends in high places; the kind of man who seems to be a sure bet. But in the fickle circles of power, fortunes rise and fall on the turn of a dime, and it may turn out that Stone holds the key not just to one man's fate, but to the fate of the nation.
Call Number: FIC Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2017
John Grisham
Description: Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the Board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption. But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined. And not just crooked judges in Florida. All judges, from all states, and throughout U.S. history. What's the source of the ill-gotten gains? It seems the judge was secretly involved with the construction of a large casino on Native American land. The Coast Mafia financed the casino and is now helping itself to a sizable skim of each month's cash. The judge is getting a cut and looking the other way. It's a sweet deal: Everyone is making money. But now Greg wants to put a stop to it. His only client is a person who knows the truth and wants to blow the whistle and collect millions under Florida law. Greg files a complaint with the Board on Judicial Conduct, and the case is assigned to Lacy Stoltz, who immediately suspects that this one could be dangerous. Dangerous is one thing. Deadly is something else.
Call Number: FIC Gri
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 7, 2016
Colson Whitehead
Description: A slave girl heads toward freedom on the network, envisioned as actual tracks and tunnels.
Call Number: FIC Whi
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 15, 2016
James Patterson
Description: When a prominent Washington D.C. police official is murdered, Alex Cross steps in to investigate but his efforts are impeded by a series of deadly attacks by a vigilante killer who is targeting suspected criminals.
Call Number: FIC Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 5, 2016
David Baldacci
Description: John Puller may be the US Army's most tenacious investigator, but he is not equipped to face the truth about his mother's disappearance thirty years ago. New evidence has come to light suggesting that Puller's father -- a highly decorated army veteran -- may have murdered his wife. When Puller's friend, intelligence operative Veronica Knox, arrived on the scene, he realized that there is far more to this case than he first thought. He knows that nothing will prevent him from discovering what really happened to his mother -- even proving that his father is a killer. Meanwhile, Paul Rogers has just been paroled after spending ten years in a high-security prison for murder. And with his freedom comes a desire to pay back old debts. Harbouring a dark past that changed him in unimaginable ways, Rogers embarks on a journey across the country, set on a path of revenge against the people who took away his humanity. As both men uncover a trail of deception that stretches back decades, they realize that the truth will bind them together in ways they could never have imagined.
Call Number: FIC Bal
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Jodi Picoult
Description: A woman and her husband admitted to a hospital to have a baby requests that their nurse be reassigned - they are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is black, to touch their baby. The hospital complies, but the baby later goes into cardiac distress when Ruth is on duty. She hesitates before rushing in to perform CPR. When her indecision ends in tragedy, Ruth finds herself on trial, represented by a white public defender who warns against bringing race into a courtroom. As the two come to develop a truer understanding of each other's lives, they begin to doubt the beliefs they each hold most dear.
Call Number: FIC Pic
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2016
Stephenie Meyer
Description: A specialist in chemically controlled torture, on the run from her former employers, takes on one last job — pursuing a man with whom she joins forces. By the author of the Twilight series.
Call Number: FIC Mey
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2016
Mark Greaney
Description: It begins with a family dinner in Princeton, New Jersey. After months at sea, U.S. Navy Commander Scott Hagan, captain of the USS James Greer, is on leave when he is attacked by an armed man in a crowded restaurant. Hagan is shot, but he manages to fight off the attacker. Though severely wounded, the gunman reveals he is a Russian whose brother was killed when his submarine was destroyed by Commander Hagan's ship. Hagan demands to know how the would-be assassin knew his exact location, but the man dies before he says more. In the international arrivals section of Tehran's Imam Khomeini airport, a Canadian businessman puts his fingerprint on a reader while chatting pleasantly with the customs official. Seconds later he is shuffled off to interrogation. He is actually an American CIA operative who has made this trip into Iran more than a dozen times, but now the Iranians have his fingerprints and know who he is. He is now a prisoner of the Iranians. As more deadly events involving American military and intelligence personnel follow, all over the globe, it becomes clear that there has been some kind of massive information breach and that a wide array of America's most dangerous enemies have made a weapon of the stolen data. With U.S. intelligence agencies potentially compromised, it's up to John Clark and the rest of The Campus to track the leak to its source. Their investigation uncovers an unholy threat that has wormed its way into the heart of our nation. A danger that has set a clock ticking and can be stopped by only one man...President Jack Ryan.
Call Number: FIC Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2016
Alexander Freed
Description: As the shadows of the Empire loom across the galaxy, the Rebellion learns that an Imperial machine of unimaginable destructive power is nearing completion. If the worlds stand any chance, it lies with an unlikely band of allies: Jyn Erso, a resourceful young woman seeking vengeance; Cassian Andor, a war-weary rebel commander; Bodhi Rook, a defector from the Empire’s military; Chirrut Îmwe, a blind holy man and his crack-shot companion, Baze Malbus; and K-2SO, a deadly Imperial droid turned against its former masters. But even as they race toward their dangerous goal, the specter of a monstrous world unto itself darkens the skies: the Death Star.
Call Number: FIC Fre
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 3, 2017
Michael Connelly
Description: California's newest private investigator, Harry Bosch, searches for a reclusive billionaire's possible heir, a case with odd links to his own past, and volunteers to find a serial rapist for a small cash-strapped police department.
Call Number: FIC Con
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 14, 2016
Lee Child
Description: It's 1996, and Reacher is still in the army. In the morning they give him a medal, and in the afternoon they send him back to school. That night he's off the grid. Out of sight, out of mind. Two other men are in the classroom--an FBI agent and a CIA analyst. Each is a first-rate operator, each is fresh off a big win, and each is wondering what the hell they are doing there. Then they find out: A Jihadist sleeper cell in Hamburg, Germany, has received an unexpected visitor--a Saudi courier, seeking safe haven while waiting to rendezvous with persons unknown. A CIA asset, undercover inside the cell, has overheard the courier whisper a chilling message: "The American wants a hundred million dollars." For what? And who from? Reacher and his two new friends are told to find the American. Reacher recruits the best soldier he has ever worked with: Sergeant Frances Neagley. Their mission heats up in more ways than one, while always keeping their eyes on the prize: If they don't get their man, the world will suffer an epic act of terrorism.
Call Number: FIC Chi
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2016
Ann Patchett
Description: One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating's christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny's mother, Beverly--thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families. Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them. When, in her twenties, Franny begins an affair with the legendary author Leon Posen and tells him about her family, the story of her siblings is no longer hers to control. Their childhood becomes the basis for his wildly successful book, ultimately forcing them to come to terms with their losses, their guilt, and the deeply loyal connection they feel for one another.
Call Number: FIC Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 12, 2016
Amor Towles
Description: When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors.
Call Number: FIC Tow
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2016
Ruth Ware
Description: Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea. At first, Lo's stay is nothing but pleasant: the cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for--and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo's desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong.
Call Number: FIC War
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 9, 2017
Janet Evanovich
Description: Larry Virgil skipped out on his latest court date after he was arrested for hijacking an eighteen-wheeler full of premium bourbon. Fortunately for bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, Larry is just stupid enough to attempt almost the exact same crime again. Only this time he flees the scene, leaving behind a freezer truck loaded with Bogart ice cream and a dead body-frozen solid and covered in chocolate and chopped pecans.
Call Number: FIC Eva
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
William R. Forstchen
Description: The Final Day immerses readers once more in the story of our nation's struggle to rebuild itself after an electromagnetic pulse wipes out all electricity and plunges the country into darkness, starvation, and terror. After defeating the designs of the alleged federal government, John Matherson and his community have returned their attention to restoring the technologies and social order that existed prior to the EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse) attack. Then the government announces that it's ceding large portions of the country to China and Mexico. The Constitution is no longer in effect, and what's left of the U.S. Army has been deployed to suppress rebellion in the remaining states. The man sent to confront John is General Bob Scales, John's old commanding officer and closest friend from prewar days. Will General Scales follow orders, or might he be the crucial turning point in the quest for an America that is again united? As the dubious Federal government increasingly curtails liberty and trades away sovereignty, it might just get exactly what it fears: revolution.
Call Number: FIC For
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2017
Anthony Doerr
Description: Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris and is blind by age six. Her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, so she can memorize it and navigate the real streets. When the Germans occupy Paris, they flee to Saint-Malo on the coast. In Germany, Werner grows up enchanted by a crude radio he finds. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios, which wins him a place with the Hitler Youth. Werner travels throughout Europe, and finally to Saint-Malo, where his meets Marie Laure.
Call Number: FIC Doe
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 2, 2014
Michael Chabon
Description: Moonglow unfolds as the deathbed confession of a man the narrator refers to only as "my grandfather." It is a tale of madness, of war and adventure, of sex and marriage and desire, of existential doubt and model rocketry, of the shining aspirations and demonic underpinnings of American technological accomplishment at mid-century, and, above all, of the destructive impact--and the creative power--of keeping secrets and telling lies.
Call Number: FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 5, 2016

Coming Soon! Books to Movies

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A Dog's Purpose
W. Bruce Cameron
FIC Cam
The Adventures Of Captain Underpants
Dav Pilkey
J FIC Pil
Before I Fall
Lauren Oliver
YA FIC Oli
The Circle : A Novel
Dave Eggers
FIC Egg
Everything, Everything
Nicola Yoon, David Yoon
YA FIC Yoo
The Dinner : A Novel
Herman Koch, Sam Garrett
FIC Koc
Hidden Figures : The American Dream And The Untold Story Of The Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win The Space Race
Margot Lee Shetterly
510.92 Lee
The Glass Castle : A Memoir
Jeannette Walls
B Wal
It
Stephen King
FIC Kin
The Lost City Of Z : A Tale Of Deadly Obsession In The Amazon
David Grann
918.11 Gra
Jungle : A Harrowing True Story Of Survival
Yossi Ghinsberg
918.4 Ghi
The Zookeeper's Wife : A War Story
Diane Ackerman
940.5318 Ack
Silence
Shūsaku Endō
FIC End
Wonder
R. J Palacio
J FIC Pal

W. Bruce Cameron
Description: Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey's search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of 8 year old Ethan. During their countless adventures Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. The film version will star Britt Robertson and Dennis Quaid. The movie is due out in theaters January 27th, 2017.
Call Number: FIC Cam
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2016
Lauren Oliver
Description: After she dies in a car crash, teenage Samantha relives the day of her death over and over again until, on the seventh day, she finally discovers a way to save herself. The movie version will be out March 3rd, 2017 and it stars Zoey Deutch and Halston Sage.
Call Number: YA FIC Oli
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Nicola Yoon, David Yoon
Description: The movie version will be out May 19th, 2017 and stars Taylor Hickson and Nick Robinson.
Call Number: YA FIC Yoo
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 21, 2016
Margot Lee Shetterly
Description: The film stars Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer and it opens in theaters nationwide on January 6th, 2017.
Call Number: 510.92 Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
It
Stephen King
Description: It began--and ended--in 1958 when seven desperate children searched in the drains beneath Derry for an evil creature, but in 1985, Mike Hanlon, once one of those children, makes six phone calls and disinters an unremembered promise that sets off the ultimate terror. Bill Skarsgard stars in the movie and the work will be out in theaters September 8th, 2017.
Call Number: FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Yossi Ghinsberg
Description: Daniel Radcliffe stars in this film which does not yet have a release date.
Call Number: 918.4 Ghi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Shūsaku Endō
Description: The film adaptation stars Adam Driver and Andrew Garfield. The movie will be out in theaters January 2017.
Call Number: FIC End
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Dav Pilkey
Description: When George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking that he is the superhero Captain Underpants, he leads them to the lair of the nefarious Dr. Diaper, where they must defeat his evil robot henchmen. Kevin Hart and Nick Kroll will provide voices to the animated version due out in theaters June 2nd, 2017.
Call Number: J FIC Pil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Dave Eggers
Description: The film version of this book is due out in theaters April 28th, 2017. The movie will star Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. (Updated 12-2016).
Call Number: FIC Egg
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 21, 2015
Herman Koch, Sam Garrett
Description: The American film version will be out on May 5th, 2017 in theaters. Richard Gere and Laura Linney star in the production.
Call Number: FIC Koc
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
Jeannette Walls
Description: No date has been announced yet, the cast includes Brie Larson, Naomi Watts, and Woody Harrelson.
Call Number: B Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2017
David Grann
Description: The movie version will be out April 21st, 2017. The film stars Tom Holland and Sienna Miller.
Call Number: 918.11 Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 22, 2016
Diane Ackerman
Description: When Germany invaded Poland, bombers devastated Warsaw--and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into the empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Zabinskis' villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing and, during rare moments of calm, piano concerts. Jan, active in the Polish resistance, kept ammunition buried in the elephant enclosure and stashed explosives in the animal hospital. Meanwhile, Antonina kept her unusual household afloat, caring for both its human and its animal inhabitants and refusing to give in to the penetrating fear of discovery, even as Europe crumbled around her.
Call Number: 940.5318 Ack
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 22, 2015
R. J Palacio
Description: Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student. The film will be out in theaters April 7th, 2017. It stars Julia Roberts, Daveed Diggs, and Jacob Tremblay.
Call Number: J FIC Pal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2016

Bestsellers - Nonfiction

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Bestselling Nonfiction from a variety of sources including the New York Times.

Hillbilly Elegy : A Memoir Of A Family And Culture In Crisis
J. D. Vance
306.5 Van
Thank You For Being Late : An Optimist's Guide To Thriving In The Age Of Accelerations
Thomas L Friedman
303.483 Fri
The Princess Diarist
Carrie Fisher
B Fis
Talking As Fast As I Can : From Gilmore Girls To Gilmore Girls, And Everything In Between
Lauren Graham
B Gra
Killing The Rising Sun : How America Vanquished World War II Japan
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
940.5426 ORe
Born A Crime : Stories From A South African Childhood
Trevor Noah
B Noa
The Magnolia Story
Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines, Mark Dagostino
920 Gai
Hamilton : The Revolution
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter
782.14 Mir
The Undoing Project : A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
Michael (Michael M.) Lewis
ordered 111716
The Telomere Effect : A Revolutionary Approach To Living Younger, Healthier, Longer
Elizabeth H. (Elizabeth Helen) Blackburn, Elissa Epel
ordered 100716
The Lost City Of The Monkey God : A True Story
Douglas J Preston
ordered 111716
The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo
Amy Schumer
B Sch
The Book Of Joy : Lasting Happiness In A Changing World
Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʾdzin-rgya-mtsho, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams
294.3444 Bst
Born To Run
Bruce Springsteen
B Spr
When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi, A. (Abraham) Verghese
616.994 Kal
Between The World And Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates
305.8 Coa
Settle For More
Megyn Kelly
B Kel
Shaken : Discovering Your True Identity In The Midst Of Life's Storms
Tim Tebow, A. J. Gregory
248.4 Teb
The Case Against Sugar
Gary Taubes
ordered 102716
Hidden Figures : The American Dream And The Untold Story Of The Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win The Space Race
Margot Lee Shetterly
510.92 Lee

J. D. Vance
Description: Shares the story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons of the past.
Call Number: 306.5 Van
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 8, 2016
Carrie Fisher
Description: Recollections of life on the set of the first Star Wars movie by the actress and writer, who died in December.
Call Number: B Fis
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 9, 2017
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
Description: Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. This book takes readers to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan. Across the globe in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. In Washington, DC, Harry Truman ascends to the presidency after FDR dies in office, only to face the most important political decision in history: whether to use that weapon. And in Tokyo, Emperor Hirohito, who is considered a deity by his subjects, refuses to surrender, despite a massive and mounting death toll. This epic saga details the final moments of World War II like never before.
Call Number: 940.5426 ORe
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2016
Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines, Mark Dagostino
Description: Are you ready to see your fixer upper-- and learn how their TV show became a success? From the very first renovation project they ever tackled together, to the project that nearly cost them everything, Chip and Joanna Gaines tell you about the breakthrough moments and the real-life decisions that led to their success today. And you'll discover how the couples shares their success with others, bolstering the city of Waco along the way.
Call Number: 920 Gai
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2016
Michael (Michael M.) Lewis
Description: How the psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky upended assumptions about the decision-making process and invented the field of behavioral economics
Call Number: ordered 111716
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2016
Douglas J Preston
Description: Douglas Preston takes readers on an adventure deep into the Honduran jungle in this riveting, danger-filled true story about the discovery of an ancient lost civilization.
Call Number: ordered 111716
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2017
Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʾdzin-rgya-mtsho, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams
Description: Two leading spiritual masters, His Holiness the Dalai lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, share their wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity, sharing personal stories and teachings about the science of profound happiness and the daily practices that anchor their emotional and spiritual lives.
Call Number: 294.3444 Bst
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2016
Paul Kalanithi, A. (Abraham) Verghese
Description: On the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. Just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. Kalanithi chronicles his transformation from a naïve medical student into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality. Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. When Breath Becomes Air is a life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient.
Call Number: 616.994 Kal
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 19, 2016
Megyn Kelly
Description: The anchor of Fox News’s “The Kelly File” discusses her upbringing, why she left a successful career as a lawyer, the value of hard work, and the personal and professional challenges she has faced.
Call Number: B Kel
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Gary Taubes
Description: From the best-selling author of Why We Get Fat, a groundbreaking, eye-opening expose that makes the convincing case that sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium: backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and making us very sick. Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever; obesity is at epidemic proportions; nearly 10% of children are thought to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. And sugar is at the root of these, and other, critical society-wide, health-related problems. With his signature command of both science and straight talk, Gary Taubes delves into Americans' history with sugar: its uses as a preservative, as an additive in cigarettes, the contemporary overuse of high-fructose corn syrup. He explains what research has shown about our addiction to sweets. He clarifies the arguments against sugar, corrects misconceptions about the relationship between sugar and weight loss; and provides the perspective necessary to make informed decisions about sugar as individuals and as a society.
Call Number: ordered 102716
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 9, 2017
Thomas L Friedman
Call Number: 303.483 Fri
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 5, 2016
Lauren Graham
Call Number: B Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 12, 2016
Trevor Noah
Description: A memoir about growing up in South Africa by the comedian, now the host of “The Daily Show,” whose birth was the result of an illegal (under apartheid) relationship between a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother.
Call Number: B Noa
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter
Description: Offers a behind-the-scenes view of Hamilton the musical, detailing the many dramatic episodes in Alexander Hamilton's life.
Call Number: 782.14 Mir
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 19, 2016
Elizabeth H. (Elizabeth Helen) Blackburn, Elissa Epel
Call Number: ordered 100716
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2017
Amy Schumer
Description: Amy Schumer, comedian, actress, writer, and star, mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationship, and sex, and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is--a woman with the courage to bare her soul and stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh. Ranging from the raucous to the romantic, the heartfelt to the harrowing, this entertaining collection is the literary equivalent of a night out with your best friend.
Call Number: B Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 5, 2016
Bruce Springsteen
Description: Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs. He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger, and darkness that fueled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as "The Big Bang": seeing Elvis Presley's debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. He recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. With candor, he also tells the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work, and shows us why the song "Born to Run" reveals more than we previously realized.
Call Number: B Spr
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 11, 2016
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Description: For Ta-Nehisi Coates, history has always been personal. At every stage of his life, he's sought in his explorations of history answers to the mysteries that surrounded him--most urgently, why he, and other black people he knew, seemed to live in fear. What were they afraid of? In this book. Coates takes readers along on his journey through America's history of race and its contemporary resonances through a series of awakenings--moments when he discovered some new truth about our long, tangled history of race, whether through his myth-busting professors at Howard University, a trip to a Civil War battlefield with a rogue historian, a journey to Chicago's South Side to visit aging survivors of 20th century America's 'long war on black people,' or a visit with the mother of a beloved friend who was shot down by the police. In his trademark style--a mix of lyrical personal narrative, reimagined history, essayistic argument, and reportage--Coates provides readers an illuminating new framework for understanding race: its history, our contemporary dilemma, and where we go from here--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 305.8 Coa
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 9, 2017
Tim Tebow, A. J. Gregory
Description: The Heisman Trophy winner writes about overcoming obstacles..
Call Number: 248.4 Teb
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 7, 2016
Margot Lee Shetterly
Description: Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South's segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America's aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff. Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam's call, moving to Hampton, Virginia, and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. Even as Virginia's Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley's all-black "West Computing" group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens.
Call Number: 510.92 Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2017