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

Lincoln In The Bardo : A Novel
George Saunders
FIC Sau
Small Great Things : A Novel
Jodi Picoult
FIC Pic
Norse Mythology
Neil Gaiman
293.13 Gai
My Not So Perfect Life : A Novel
Sophie Kinsella
FIC Kin
Echoes In Death
J. D. Robb
FIC Rob
A Gentleman In Moscow
Amor Towles
FIC Tow
Heartbreak Hotel
Jonathan Kellerman
FIC Kel
The Mistress : A Novel
Danielle Steel
FIC Ste
Never Never
James Patterson, Candice Fox
FIC Pat
Universal Harvester
John Darnielle
FIC Dar
Two By Two
Nicholas Sparks
FIC Spa
The Prisoner
Alex Berenson
FIC Ber
The Whistler
John Grisham
FIC Gri
The Chemist : A Novel
Stephenie Meyer
FIC Mey
The Girl Before : A Novel
J P Delaney
FIC Del
4 3 2 1
Paul Auster
FIC Aus
The Underground Railroad : A Novel
Colson Whitehead
FIC Whi
Rather Be The Devil : A Novel
Ian Rankin
FIC Ran
Right Behind You : A Novel
Lisa Gardner
FIC Gar
The Blood Of Emmett Till
Timothy B Tyson
ordered 110316
Gunmetal Gray
Mark Greaney
FIC Gre
Commonwealth : A Novel
Ann Patchett
FIC Pat

George Saunders
Description: On February 22, 1862, two days after his death, Willie Lincoln was laid to rest in a marble crypt in a Georgetown cemetery. That very night, shattered by grief, Abraham Lincoln arrives at the cemetery under cover of darkness and visits the crypt, alone, to spend time with his son's body.
Call Number: FIC Sau
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 27, 2017
Neil Gaiman
Description: Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he presents his fashioning of the primeval Norse myths into a novelistic arc, which begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds, delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants, and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people. Gaiman stays true to the myths while vividly recreating the characters--the gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to dupe others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions--and making these long-ago myths breathe life again.--Adapted from book jacket.
Call Number: 293.13 Gai
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 22, 2017
J. D. Robb
Description: After a party in New York, Lieutenant Eve Dallas rides home with her billionaire husband, Roarke, happy to be done with cocktails and small talk. After another party, not far away, a woman retires to her bedroom with her husband--and walks into a brutal nightmare. Their paths are about to collide. When the young woman--dazed, naked, and bloody--wanders in front of their car, Roarke slams on the brakes just in time, and Eve, still in glittering gown and heels, springs into action. It's been a long night for the tired homicide cop, and it's far from over. Daphne Strazza is rushed to the ER, but it's too late for Dr. Anthony Strazza. A brilliant orthopedic surgeon, he now lies dead amid the wreckage of his obsessively organized town house, his three safes opened and emptied. Daphne would be a valuable witness, but in her terror and shock the only description of the perp she can offer is repeatedly calling him "the devil."
Call Number: FIC Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 22, 2017
Jonathan Kellerman
Description: At nearly one hundred years old, Thalia Mars is a far cry from the patients that child psychologist Alex Delaware normally treats. But the charming, witty woman convinces Alex to meet with her in a suite at the Aventura, a luxury hotel with a checkered history. What Thalia wants from Alex are answers to unsettling questions--about guilt, patterns of criminal behavior, victim selection. When Alex asks the reason for her morbid fascination, Thalia promises to tell all during their next session. But when he shows up the following morning, he is met with silence: Thalia is dead in her room. When questions arise about how Thalia perished, Alex and homicide detective Milo Sturgis must peel back the layers of a fascinating but elusive woman's life and embark on one of the most baffling investigations either of them has ever experienced. For Thalia Mars is a victim like no other, an enigma who harbored nearly a century of secrets and whose life and death draw those around her into a vortex of violence.
Call Number: FIC Kel
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 27, 2017
James Patterson, Candice Fox
Description: Detective Harriet Blue of the Sydney Police Department prides herself on an uncanny ability to catch the most deviant of criminals. So when her brother is charged with a brutal string of murders, it rocks her world. Shocked, in denial, and facing uncomfortable questions about how much she knew, Harry is transferred to avoid the media circus. Investigating the disappearance of a worker in an isolated mine deep inside the desolate Australian outback--the never never--she uncovers an insular society that has sprung up around the mine. It's a world full of easy money, plenty of immoral ways to spend it, and no shortage of suspects. Still reeling from her investigative failures back home, Harry must get to the bottom of the mine's mysteries before she vanishes into the wilds of the never never for good.
Call Number: FIC Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 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
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
J P Delaney
Description: Please make a list of every possession you consider essential to your life. The request seems odd, even intrusive--and for the two women who answer, the consequences are devastating. Reeling from a traumatic break-in, Emma wants a new place to live. But none of the apartments she sees are affordable or feel safe. Until One Folgate Street. The house is an architectural masterpiece: a minimalist design of pale stone, plate glass, and soaring ceilings. But there are rules. The enigmatic architect who designed the house retains full control: no books, no throw pillows, no photos or clutter or personal effects of any kind. The space is intended to transform its occupant--and it does. After a personal tragedy, Jane needs a fresh start. When she finds One Folgate Street she is instantly drawn to the space--and to its aloof but seductive creator. Moving in, Jane soon learns about the untimely death of the home's previous tenant, a woman similar to Jane in age and appearance. As Jane tries to untangle truth from lies, she unwittingly follows the same patterns, makes the same choices, crosses paths with the same people, and experiences the same terror, as the girl before.
Call Number: FIC Del
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 6, 2017
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
Lisa Gardner
Description: Eight years ago, Sharlah May Nash's older brother beat their drunken father to death with a baseball bat in order to save both of their lives. Now thirteen years old, Sharlah has finally moved on. About to be adopted by retired FBI profiler Pierce Quincy and his partner, Rainie Conner, Sharlah loves one thing best about her new family: They are all experts on monsters. Then the call comes in. A double murder at a local gas station, followed by reports of an armed suspect shooting his way through the wilds of Oregon. As Quincy and Rainie race to assist, they are forced to confront mounting evidence: The shooter may very well be Sharlah's older brother, Telly Ray Nash, and it appears his killing spree has only just begun. As the clock winds down on a massive hunt for Telly, Quincy and Rainie must answer two critical questions: Why after eight years has this young man started killing again? And what does this mean for Sharlah? Once upon a time, Sharlah's big brother saved her life. Now, she has two questions of her own: Is her brother a hero or a killer? And how much will it cost her new family before they learn the final, shattering truth? Because as Sharlah knows all too well, the biggest danger is the one standing right behind you.
Call Number: FIC Gar
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 13, 2017
Mark Greaney
Description: After five years on the run Court Gentry is back on the inside at the CIA. But his first mission makes him wish he had stayed on the outs when a pair of Chinese agents try to take him down in Hong Kong. His hunt for answers takes him to his old friend, Donald Fitzroy, who is being held hostage by the Chinese. Fitzroy was contracted to find Fan Jiang, a former member of an ultra-secret computer warfare unit. The first two kill teams Fitzroy sent to find Fan have disappeared. Gentry's mission is to find Fan first and get whatever intel he has to the US, if he can get out alive.
Call Number: FIC Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 27, 2017
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
Sophie Kinsella
Description: When Katie Brenner is fired from her dream job in advertising in London, she's desperate to get away from her mad boss Demeter, and her crush, Alex, who she thought shared her feelings of adoration but didn't. Seeking refuge, she goes home to her father's farm in Somerset to help make her stepmother's dream of turning their land into a glamping retreat come true. Applying her savvy marketing smarts, Katie masterminds a glamorous upscale resort. But when Demeter shows up unnannounced, with Alex not far behind, Katie is forced to rethink her revenge fantasies and her assumptions about family, love, and office politics and realize how much she may have misjudged everyone--and everything--around her.
Call Number: FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 22, 2017
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
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
John Darnielle
Description: Jeremy works at the Video Hut in Nevada, Iowa in the late 1990s, and he has a problem-- someone is altering the video tapes, inserting poorly lit home video scenes which are odd, sometimes violent, and deeply disquieting. There are recognizable landmarks from just outside of town. As Jeremy investigates, he becomes part of an impossible search for something someone once lost-- and would do anything to regain.
Call Number: FIC Dar
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 22, 2017
Alex Berenson
Description: It is the most dangerous mission of John Wells's career. Evidence is mounting that someone high up in the CIA is doing the unthinkable--passing messages to ISIS, alerting them to planned operations. Finding out the mole's identity without alerting him, however, will be very hard, and to accomplish it, Wells will have to do something he thought he'd left behind forever. He will have to reassume his former identity as an al Qaeda jihadi, get captured, and go undercover to befriend an ISIS prisoner in a secret Bulgarian prison. Many years before, Wells was the only American agent ever to penetrate al Qaeda, but times have changed drastically. The terrorist organizations have multiplied: gotten bigger, crueler, more ambitious and powerful. Wells knows it may well be his death sentence. But there is no one else.
Call Number: FIC Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 13, 2017
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
Paul Auster
Description: Nearly two weeks early, on March 3, 1947, in the maternity ward of Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the one and only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson's life will take four simultaneous and independent fictional paths. Four identical Fergusons made of the same DNA, four boys who are the same boy, go on to lead four parallel and entirely different lives. Family fortunes diverge. Athletic skills and sex lives and friendships and intellectual passions contrast. Each Ferguson falls under the spell of the magnificent Amy Schneiderman, yet each Amy and each Ferguson have a relationship like no other. Meanwhile, readers will take in each Ferguson's pleasures and ache from each Ferguson's pains, as the mortal plot of each Ferguson's life rushes on.
Call Number: FIC Aus
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 13, 2017
Ian Rankin
Description: For John Rebus, 40 years may have passed, but the death of beautiful, promiscuous Maria Turquand still preys on his mind. She was murdered in her hotel room on the night a famous rock star and his entourage were staying there, and Maria's killer has never been found. Meanwhile, the dark heart of Edinburgh remains up for grabs. A young pretender, Darryl Christie, may have staked his claim, but a vicious attack leaves him weakened and vulnerable, and an inquiry into a major money laundering scheme threatens his position. Has old-time crime boss Big Ger Cafferty really given up the ghost, or is he biding his time until Edinburgh is once more ripe for the picking?
Call Number: FIC Ran
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 13, 2017
Timothy B Tyson
Description: An account of the shocking 1955 lynching presents new evidence.
Call Number: ordered 110316
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 13, 2017
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

Coming Soon! Books to Movies

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Before I Fall
Lauren Oliver
YA FIC Oli
The Dinner : A Novel
Herman Koch, Sam Garrett
FIC Koc
Everything, Everything
Nicola Yoon, David Yoon
YA FIC Yoo
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 Sense Of An Ending
Julian Barnes
FIC Bar
Silence
Shūsaku Endō
FIC End
The Zookeeper's Wife : A War Story
Diane Ackerman
940.5318 Ack
The Adventures Of Captain Underpants
Dav Pilkey
J FIC Pil
Their Finest : A Novel
Lissa Evans
FIC ordered 020617
The Circle : A Novel
Dave Eggers
FIC Egg
Wonder
R. J Palacio
J FIC Pal

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
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
Julian Barnes
Description: Michelle Dockery, Emily Mortimer, and Charlotte Rampling all star in this film due out in theaters March 10th, 2017.
Call Number: FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 20, 2017
Diane Ackerman
Description: Jessica Chastain stars in this film which will be out in theaters March 31st, 2017.
Call Number: 940.5318 Ack
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 22, 2015
Lissa Evans
Description: The film version will be out April 7th, 2017 and will star Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, and Bill Nighy.
Call Number: FIC ordered 020617
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 15, 2017
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 November 2017. It stars Julia Roberts, Daveed Diggs, and Jacob Tremblay. (Updated 2/15/17)
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
This Life I Live : One Man's Extraordinary, Ordinary Life And The Woman Who Changed It Forever
Rory Feek
ordered 102716
When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi, A. (Abraham) Verghese
616.994 Kal
Killing The Rising Sun : How America Vanquished World War II Japan
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
940.5426 ORe
Tears We Cannot Stop : A Sermon To White America
Michael Eric Dyson
ordered 011217
The Magnolia Story
Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines, Mark Dagostino
920 Gai
Hamilton : The Revolution : Being The Complete Libretto Of The Broadway Musical, With A True Account Of Its Creation, And Concise Remarks On Hip-hop, The Power Of Stories, And The New America
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter
782.14 Mir
Big Agenda : President Trump's Plan To Save America
David Horowitz
ordered 012617
The Undoing Project : A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
Michael (Michael M.) Lewis
612.8233 Lew
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
The Lost City Of The Monkey God : A True Story
Douglas J Preston
ordered 111716
Three Days In January : Dwight Eisenhower's Final Mission
Bret Baier, Catherine Whitney
973.921 Bai
Between The World And Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates
305.8 Coa
Born A Crime : Stories From A South African Childhood
Trevor Noah
B Noa
The Princess Diarist
Carrie Fisher
B Fis
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
Black Edge : Inside Information, Dirty Money, And The Quest To Bring Down The Most Wanted Man On Wall Street
Sheelah Kolhatkar
364.168 Kol
You Are The Universe : Discovering Your Cosmic Self And Why It Matters
Deepak Chopra, Minas C Kafatos
ordered 012617

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
Rory Feek
Description: The songwriter describes his difficult childhood, love for his wife, and her death from cancer in 2016.
Call Number: ordered 102716
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 27, 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
David Horowitz
Description: A battle plan for the Trump White House.
Call Number: ordered 012617
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 22, 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
Bret Baier, Catherine Whitney
Description: January 17, 1961: President Eisenhower delivered a speech three days before President-elect Kennedy's inauguration: three days that were the culmination of a lifetime of service that took Eisenhower from rural Kansas to West Point, to the battlefields of World War II, and finally to the Oval Office. As president, Eisenhower--former Supreme Commander of Allied Forces during World War II--guided the U.S. out of war in Korea, through the threat of nuclear war with Russia, and into one of the greatest economic booms in world history. In his last address to the nation, Eisenhower looked to the future, warning U.S. citizens against the dangers of elevating partisanship above national interest, the expansion of the military-industrial complex, debt-heavy government budgets, and the creeping political power of lobbists and other special interests. Eisenhower intensely advised president-elect Kennedy in the time between his speech and the other man's inauguration, and continued to offer advice and counsel during Kennedy's time in office. Dwight Eisenhower left the public stage at the end of these three days in January 1961 having done more than perhaps any other modern U.S. citizen to set the nation "on our charted course toward permanent peace and human betterment." Baier explores how his legacy resonates today, explains how Eisenhower embodied the qualities of political leadership that many in the U.S. are seeking at the present, and illuminates how the man still offers lessons for our own time.
Call Number: 973.921 Bai
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 27, 2017
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
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
Deepak Chopra, Minas C Kafatos
Description: Defining a human universe in which each of us is a co-creator of reality.
Call Number: ordered 012617
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 22, 2017
Thomas L Friedman
Call Number: 303.483 Fri
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 5, 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
Michael Eric Dyson
Call Number: ordered 011217
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2017
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: Feb 27, 2017
Michael (Michael M.) Lewis
Description: Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the human mind erred, systematically, when forced to make judgments in uncertain situations. Their work created the field of behavioral economics, revolutionized Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, and led to a new approach to government regulation. Kahneman and Tversky are more responsible than anybody for the powerful trend to mistrust human intuition and defer to algorithms. The Undoing Project is about a collaboration between two men who became heroes in the university and on the battlefield--both had important careers in the Israeli military--and whose research was linked to their life experiences. Amos Tversky was a brilliant, self-confident warrior and extrovert; Kahneman, a fugitive from the Nazis in his childhood, was an introvert whose questing self-doubt was the seedbed of his ideas. They worked together so closely that they couldn't remember whose brain originated which ideas, or who should claim credit. This story about the workings of the human mind is explored through the personalities of two individuals so fundamentally different from each other that they seem unlikely friends or colleagues. In the process they may well have changed, for good, mankind's view of its own mind.
Call Number: 612.8233 Lew
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 27, 2017
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
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
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
Sheelah Kolhatkar
Description: Steven A. Cohen is a Wall Street legend. Born into a middle class family in an upper class suburb on Long Island, he went off to Wharton, and in 1992 launched the hedge fund SAC Capital, which grew into a $15 billion empire. He cultivated an air of mystery and reclusiveness, and also of extreme excess. But on Wall Street, he was revered as a genius: one of the greatest traders who ever lived. That public image was shattered when SAC Capital became the target of a sprawling, seven-year criminal and SEC investigation, the largest in Wall Street history, led by a determined group of government agents, prosecutors, and investigators. Experts in finding and using "black edge" (inside information), SAC Capital was ultimately fined nearly $2 billion and shut down. But Steven Cohen was never actually put out of business. He was allowed to keep trading his own money (in 2015, he made $350 million), and can start a new hedge fund in only a few years. Though eight SAC employees were convicted or pleaded guilty to insider trading, Cohen himself walked away a free man. Black Edge is a true-life thriller that raises an urgent and troubling question: Are Wall Street titans like Steven Cohen above the law?--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 364.168 Kol
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 22, 2017