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A Note Yet Unsung
Tamera Alexander
FIC Ale
The Adventures Of John Carson In Several Quarters Of The World : A Novel Of Robert Louis Stevenson
Brian Doyle
FIC Doy
A Twisted Vengeance : A Kate Clifford Mystery
Candace M. Robb
FIC Rob
The Devil's Feast
Miranda Carter
FIC Car
Alice And The Assassin
Richard J. Koreto
FIC Kor
The General's Women : A Novel
Susan Wittig Albert
FIC Alb
Breathless
Beverly Jenkins
FIC Jen
The Girl Who Knew Too Much
Amanda Quick
FIC Qui
By Any Name
Cynthia Voigt
FIC Voi
The Girls Of Ennismore
Patricia Falvey
FIC Fal
Girl In Disguise
Greer Macallister
FIC Mac
The Grub Rider
James C. Work
FIC Wor
Goodnight From London : A Novel
Jennifer Robson
FIC Rob
The Homestead
Linda Byler
FIC Byl
Hard-hearted Highlander
Julia London
FIC Lon
The Horseman
Tim Pears
FIC Pea
In The Name Of The Family : A Novel
Sarah Dunant
FIC Dun
The Illusionist's Apprentice
Kristy Cambron
FIC Cam
In This Grave Hour : A Novel
Jacqueline Winspear
FIC Win
The Most Beautiful Woman In Florence : A Story Of Botticelli
Alyssa Palombo
FIC Pal
Lincoln In The Bardo : A Novel
George Saunders
FIC Sau
The One True Love Of Alice-ann
Eva Marie Everson
FIC Eve
London Calling
Sara Sheridan
FIC She
The Play Of Death
Oliver Pötzsch, Lee Chadeayne
FIC Pot
Miss Burma
Charmaine Craig
FIC Cra
The Sun King Conspiracy
Yves Jégo, Denis Lépée
FIC Jeg
Sawbones
Melissa Lenhardt
FIC Len
The Underworld : A Novel
Kevin Canty
FIC Can
Seven Minutes In Heaven
Eloisa James
FIC Jam
The Witchfinder's Sister : A Novel
Beth Underdown
FIC Und
Stolen Beauty : A Novel
Laurie Lico Albanese
FIC Lic
War Cry
Wilbur A. Smith, David Churchill
FIC Smi

Tamera Alexander
Description: A master violinist trained in Vienna, Rebekah Carrington manages to wheedle her way into an audition with the newly formed Nashville Philharmonic. But women are "far too fragile and frail" for the rigors of an orchestra, and Rebekah's hopes are dashed because the conductor bows to public opinion. Nationally acclaimed conductor Nathaniel Tate Whitcomb is Nashville's new orchestra leader, and despite a strange buzzing and recurring pain in his head, he is determined to finish composing his symphony before the grand opening of the city's new opera hall--and before his father dies. As Tate's ailment worsens, he believes that Rebekah can help him finish his symphony. But how do you win back a woman's trust when you've robbed her of her dream? --from author's website.
Call Number: FIC Ale
Format: Book
Date Added: May 15, 2017
Candace M. Robb
Description: "1399. York is preparing for civil war, teeming with knights and their armed retainers summoned for the city's defense. Henry of Lancaster is rumored to have landed on the northeast coast of England, not so far from York, intent on reclaiming his inheritance--an inheritance which his cousin, King Richard, has declared forfeit. With the city unsettled and rife with rumors, Eleanor Clifford's abrupt return to York upon the mysterious death of her husband in Strasbourg is met with suspicion in the city. Her daughter Kate is determined to keep her distance, but it will not be easy--Eleanor has settled next door with the intention of establishing a house of beguines, or poor sisters. When one of the beguines is set upon in the night by an intruder, Kate knows that for the sake of her own reputation and the safety of her young wards she must investigate. From the first, Eleanor is clearly frightened yet maintains a stubborn silence. The brutal murder of one of Eleanor's servants leads Kate to suspect that her mother's troubles have followed her from Strasbourg. Is she secretly involved in the political upheaval? When one of her wards is frightened by a too-curious stranger, Kate is desperate to draw her mother out of her silence before tragedy strikes her own household."--provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2017
Richard J. Koreto
Description: In 1902 New York, Alice Roosevelt, the bright, passionate, and wildly unconventional daughter of newly sworn-in President Theodore Roosevelt, is placed under the supervision of Secret Service Agent Joseph St. Clair, ex-cowboy and veteran of the Rough Riders. St. Clair quickly learns that half his job is helping Alice roll cigarettes and escorting her to bookies, but matters grow even more difficult when Alice takes it upon herself to investigate a recent political killing--the assassination of former president William McKinley. Concerned for her father's safety, Alice seeks explanations for the many unanswered questions about the avowed anarchist responsible for McKinley's death. In her quest, Alice drags St. Clair from grim Bowery bars to the elegant parlors of New York's ruling class, from the haunts of the Chinese secret societies to the magnificent new University Club, all while embarking on a tentative romance with a family friend, the son of a prominent local household.
Call Number: FIC Kor
Format: Book
Date Added: May 15, 2017
Beverly Jenkins
Description: "As manager of one of the finest hotels in Arizona Territory, Portia Carmichael has respect and stability, qualities sorely missing from her harsh childhood. She refuses to jeopardize that by hitching herself to the wrong man. Suitors are plentiful, but none of them has ever looked quite as tempting as the family friend who just rode into town--and none has looked at her with such intensity and heat"--Back cover.
Call Number: FIC Jen
Format: Book
Date Added: May 15, 2017
Cynthia Voigt
Description: "Rida is an orphan out of California who dances for the troops in the USO. Spencer is a naval officer with roots deep in New England's upper crust. They meet during World War II at an Officer's Club dance, and Spencer might have been dissuaded if he saw just one engagement ring on her finger, but instead, he sees four. The courtship is easy, Rida wins him and wears his ring alone. But Rida is a wild card, and Spencer's family can't accept her unconventional approach to marriage, motherhood, and life. Even Rida's four daughters struggle to understand her, but for them it becomes a quest -- to untangle the mystery of their stubborn, off-beat, clear-sighted, loving and above all mesmerizing mother." -- From publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Voi
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2017
Greer Macallister
Description: Widowed and in need of a job, Kate Warne convinces Allan Pinkerton that a female detective can go places and do things a male detective cannot. Once hired, Kate becomes skilled at lock picking and surveillance, but she is best in disguise--as a prostitute, rich matron, spinster, clerk, Southern belle--an expert liar, playing a role. She investigates burglaries, bank robberies, embezzlement, counterfeiting, blackmail, and murder. Eventually earning the respect of her fellow detectives, Kate comes up with an ingenious plan to protect President Lincoln from a Southern assassination plot. During the Civil War, she must fight against a formidable adversary--notorious Southern spy Mrs. Rose Greenhow. -- adapted from book review.
Call Number: FIC Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2017
Jennifer Robson
Description: In the summer of 1940, ambitious young American journalist Ruby Sutton gets her big break: the chance to report on the European war as a staff writer for Picture Weekly news-magazine in London. She jumps at the chance, for it's an opportunity not only to prove herself, but also to start fresh in a city and country that know nothing of her humble origins. But life in besieged Britain tests Ruby in ways she never imagined. Although most of Ruby's new colleagues welcome her, a few resent her presence, not only as an American but also as a woman. She is just beginning to find her feet, to feel at home in a country that is so familiar yet so foreign, when the bombs begin to fall. As the nightly horror of the Blitz stretches unbroken into weeks and months, Ruby must set aside her determination to remain an objective observer. When she loses everything but her life, and must depend upon the kindness of strangers, she learns for the first time the depth and measure of true friendship and what it is to love a man who is burdened by secrets that aren't his to share.
Call Number: FIC Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2017
Julia London
Description: "An ill-fated elopement cost English-born governess Bernadette Holly her reputation, her unsuitable lover and any chance of a future match. She has nothing left to fear--not even the bitter, dangerously handsome Scot due to marry her young charge. Naive wallflower Avaline is terrified to wed Rabbie Mackenzie, but if he sends her home, she will be ruined. Bernadette's solution: convince Rabbie to get Avaline to cry off...while ignoring her own traitorous attraction to him. A forced engagement to an Englishwoman is a hard pill for any Scot to swallow. It's even worse when the fiancée in question is a delicate, foolish young miss--unlike her spirited, quick-witted governess. Sparring with Bernadette brings passion and light back to Rabbie's life after the failed Jacobite uprising. His clan's future depends upon his match to another, but how can any Highlander forsake a love that stirs his heart and soul?" -- provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lon
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2017
Sarah Dunant
Description: It is 1502 and Rodrigo Borgia, a self-confessed womanizer and master of political corruption, is now on the papal throne as Alexander VI. His daughter Lucrezia, aged twenty-two - already three times married and a pawn in her father's plans - is discovering her own power. And then there is his son Cesare Borgia, brilliant, ruthless, and increasingly unstable; it is his relationship with Machiavelli that gives the Florentine diplomat a master class in the dark arts of power and politics. What Machiavelli learns will go on to inform his great work of modern politics, The Prince. But while the pope rails against old age and his son's increasingly erratic behavior, it is Lucrezia who must navigate the treacherous court of Urbino, her new home, and another challenging marriage to create her own place in history.
Call Number: FIC Dun
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2017
Jacqueline Winspear
Description: When listeners last heard Maisie Dobbs, it was 1938, and the world was on the brink of war. Maisie herself was on a dangerous mission inside Nazi Germany, where she encountered an old enemy and the Fuhrer himself. In In This Grave Hour, a year has passed, and Maisie is back home in England - yet neither she nor her nation is safe. Britain has just declared war on Germany and is mobilizing for the devastating battle ahead. But when she stumbles on the deaths of a group of refugees, Maisie suspects the enemy may be closer than anyone knows.
Call Number: FIC Win
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2017
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: May 8, 2017
Sara Sheridan
Description: In the years following World War II, former Secret Service employee Mirabelle Bevan has found a refuge in the quiet coastal town of Brighton. But she can't seem to resist an attraction to danger and a thirst for justice.
Call Number: FIC She
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2017
Charmaine Craig
Description: "Miss Burma tells the story of modern-day Burma through the eyes of Benny and Khin, husband and wife, and their daughter Louisa. After attending school in Calcutta, Benny settles in Rangoon, then part of the British Empire, and falls in love with Khin, a woman who is part of a long-persecuted ethnic minority group, the Karen. World War II comes to Southeast Asia, and Benny and Khin must go into hiding in the eastern part of the country during the Japanese Occupation, beginning a journey that will lead them to change the country's history. After the war, the British authorities make a deal with the Burman nationalists, led by Aung San, whose party gains control of the country. When Aung San is assassinated, his successor ignores the pleas for self-government of the Karen people and other ethnic groups, and in doing so sets off what will become the longest-running civil war in recorded history. Benny and Khin's eldest child, Louisa, has a danger-filled, tempestuous childhood and reaches prominence as Burma's first beauty queen, soon before the country falls to dictatorship. As Louisa navigates her new-found fame, she is forced to reckon with her family's past, the West's ongoing covert dealings in her country, and her own loyalty to the cause of the Karen people."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cra
Format: Book
Date Added: May 15, 2017
Melissa Lenhardt
Description: "When Dr. Catherine Bennett is wrongfully accused of murder, she knows her fate likely lies with a noose unless she can disappear. Fleeing with a bounty on her head, she escapes with her maid to the uncharted territories of Colorado to build a new life with a new name. Although the story of the murderess in New York is common gossip, Catherine's false identity serves her well as she fills in as a temporary army doctor. But in a land unknown, so large and yet so small, a female doctor can only hide for so long."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Len
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2017
Eloisa James
Description: Highly sought for her premiere governesses, witty and elusive Eugenia Snowe clashes with brilliant inventor Ward Reeve.
Call Number: FIC Jam
Format: Book
Date Added: May 15, 2017
Laurie Lico Albanese
Description: "In the dazzling glitter of 1900 Vienna, Adele Bloch-Bauer--young, beautiful, brilliant, and Jewish--meets painter Gustav Klimt. Wealthy in everything but freedom, Adele embraces Klimt's renegade genius as the two awaken to the erotic possibilities on the canvas and beyond. Though they enjoy a life where sex and art are just beginning to break through the facade of conventional society, the city is also exhibiting a disturbing increase in anti-Semitism, as political hatred foments in the shadows of Adele's coffee house afternoons and cultural salons. Nearly forty years later, Adele's niece Maria Altmann is a newlywed when the Nazis invade Austria--and overnight, her beloved Vienna becomes a war zone. When her husband is arrested and her family is forced out of their home, Maria must summon the courage and resilience that is her aunt's legacy if she is to survive and keep her family--and their history--alive."--From publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Lic
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2017
Brian Doyle
Description: "The young Robert Louis Stevenson, living in a boarding house in San Francisco while waiting for his beloved's divorce from her feckless husband, dreamed of writing a soaring novel about his landlady's adventurous and globe-trotting husband--but he never got around to it. And very soon thereafter he was married, headed home to Scotland, and on his way to becoming the most famous novelist in the world, after writing such classics as Treasure Island, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Kidnapped. But now Brian Doyle brings Stevenson's untold tale to life, braiding the adventures of seaman John Carson with those of a young Stevenson, wandering the streets of San Francisco, gathering material for his fiction, and yearning for his beloved across the bay."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Doy
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2017
Miranda Carter
Description: "London, 1842. Captain William Avery is persuaded to investigate a mysterious and horrible death at the Reform, London's newest and grandest gentleman's club--a death the club is desperate to hush up. What he soon discovers is a web of rivalries and hatreds, both personal and political, simmering behind the club's handsome facade. At the center is its resident genius, Alexis Soyer, "the Napoleon of food," a chef whose culinary brilliance is matched only by his talent for self-publicity. But Avery is distracted, for where is his mentor and partner in crime Jeremiah Blake? And what if this first death is only a dress rehearsal for something far more sinister?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2017
Susan Wittig Albert
Description: During World War II, General Dwight Eisenhower's wife Mamie knew the gossip: Ike was involved with another woman; his letters home were only tepidly reassuring. The relationship between Eisenhower and his driver/aide Kay Summersby moved from England to North Africa and then throughout Europe before and after the Normandy landing. At the end of the war, Ike is faced with the heart-wrenching choice between divorcing Mamie to marry Kay, or to pursue a political future. In the post-war years, as Ike returns to Mamie, Kay struggles to create a life and work of her own.
Call Number: FIC Alb
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2017
Amanda Quick
Description: When Hollywood moguls and stars want privacy, they head to an idyllic small town on the coast, where the exclusive Burning Cove Hotel caters to their every need. It's where reporter Irene Glasson finds herself staring down at a beautiful actress at the bottom of a pool.The dead woman had a red-hot secret about up-and-coming leading man Nick Tremayne, a scoop that Irene couldn't resist—especially since she's just a rookie at a third-rate gossip rag. But now Irene's investigation into the drowning threatens to tear down the wall of illusion that is so deftly built around the famous actor, and there are powerful men willing to do anything to protect their investment. Seeking the truth, Irene finds herself drawn to a master of deception. Oliver Ward was once a world-famous magician—until he was mysteriously injured during his last performance. Now the owner of the Burning Cove Hotel, he can't let scandal threaten his livelihood, even if it means trusting Irene, a woman who seems to have appeared in Los Angeles out of nowhere four months ago. With Oliver's help, Irene soon learns that the glamorous paradise of Burning Cove hides dark and dangerous secrets. And that the past—always just out of sight—could drag them both under.
Call Number: FIC Qui
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2017
Patricia Falvey
Description: On a June morning in 1900, Rosie Killeen crosses the road that divides her family's County Mayo farm from the estate of Lord and Lady Ennis, and makes her way to the "big house" for the first time. Barely eight years old, Rosie joins the throng of servants preparing for the arrival of Queen Victoria. But while the royal visit is a coup for Ennismore, a chance meeting on the grounds proves even more momentous for Rosie. Victoria Bell, Lord and Lady Ennis's young daughter, is desperately lonely. Though the children of the gentry seldom fraternize with locals, Lord Ennis arranges for Rosie to join in Victoria's school lessons. For Rosie, the opportunity is exhilarating yet isolating. Victoria's governess and aunt, Lady Louisa, objects to teaching a peasant girl. The other servants resent Rosie's escape from the drudgery of life below stairs. Bright, strong-willed Rosie finds herself caught between her own people and the rarefied air of Ennismore--especially as she grows closer to Victoria's older brother, Valentine.-- Publisher description.
Call Number: FIC Fal
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2017
James C. Work
Description: Mysterious forces drive Gabe Allen to leave home in search of the Keystone Ranch. Job by job, handout by handout, he finally makes it. But his next journey will be far more dangerous, more demanding. He is to see an arrogant lady safely home to her own ranch where her sister is being held hostage by an outlaw gang whose leader is almost certainly insane. Gabe's only weapons are his wit, ingenuity, and a .44 revolver; but what can one man and one gun do against an outlaw who decorates his stronghold with the skeletons of other men who have come against him?
Call Number: FIC Wor
Format: Book
Date Added: May 15, 2017
Linda Byler
Description: Fifteen-year-old Hannah and her family move from Lancaster, Pennsylvania to North Dakota, where they face harsh realities far from any Amish communities, and force her to work on a ranch where she meets a charismatic English boy.
Call Number: FIC Byl
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2017
Tim Pears
Description: "Somerset, 1911. The forces of war are building across Europe, but this pocket of England, where the rhythms of lives are dictated by the seasons and the land, remains untouched. Leo, a talented rider and son of the underkeeper to the head groundskeeper, grows up alongside the master's spirited daughter Charlotte."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Pea
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2017
Kristy Cambron
Description: "Harry Houdni's one-time apprentice holds fantastic secrets about the greatest illusionist in the world. But someone wants to claim them, or silence her before she can reveal them on her own."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cam
Format: Book
Date Added: May 15, 2017
Alyssa Palombo
Description: "A girl as beautiful as Simonetta Cattaneo never wants for marriage proposals in 15th Century Italy, but she jumps at the chance to marry Marco Vespucci. Marco is young, handsome and well-educated. Not to mention he is one of the powerful Medici family's favored circle. Even before her marriage with Marco is set, Simonetta is swept up into Lorenzo and Giuliano de' Medici's glittering circle of politicians, poets, artists, and philosophers. The men of Florence--most notably the rakish Giuliano de' Medici--become enthralled with her beauty. That she is educated and an ardent reader of poetry makes her more desirable and fashionable still. But it is her acquaintance with a young painter, Sandro Botticelli, which strikes her heart most. Botticelli immediately invites Simonetta, newly proclaimed the most beautiful woman in Florence, to pose for him. As Simonetta learns to navigate her marriage, her place in Florentine society, and the politics of beauty and desire, she and Botticelli develop a passionate intimacy, one that leads to her immortalization in his masterpiece, The Birth of Venus."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Pal
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2017
Eva Marie Everson
Description: Living in rural Georgia in 1941, sixteen-year-old Alice-Ann has her heart set on her brother's friend Mack; despite their five-year age gap, Alice-Ann knows she can make Mack see her for the woman she'll become. But when they receive news of the attack on Pearl Harbor and Mack decides to enlist, Alice-Ann realizes she must declare her love before he leaves. Though promising to write, Mack leaves without confirmation that her love is returned. But Alice-Ann is determined to wear the wedding dress her maiden aunt never had a chance to wear -- having lost her fiancé in the Great War. As their correspondence continues over the next three years, Mack and Alice-Ann are drawn closer together. But then Mack's letters cease altogether, leaving Alice-Ann to fear history repeating itself. Dreading the war will leave her with a beautiful dress and no happily ever after, Alice-Ann fills her days with work and caring for her best friend's war-torn brother, Carlton. As time passes and their friendship develops into something more, Alice-Ann wonders if she'll ever be prepared to say good-bye to her one true love and embrace the future God has in store with a newfound love. Or will a sudden call from overseas change everything?
Call Number: FIC Eve
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2017
Oliver Pötzsch, Lee Chadeayne
Description: "It is 1670 and Simon Fronwieser is in the town of Oberammergau to bring his seven-year-old son to boarding school. As he bids his boy a tearful farewell, news comes of a shocking murder: the man who was to play the part of Christ in the town's Passion Play has been found dead, nailed to the set's cross. As there is no doctor in town, Simon is brought in to examine the body. The chance to spend more time with his son and to investigate the murder quickly convince him to stay. Soon he is joined by his father-in-law, Jakob Kuisl, the Schongau hangman, and the two begin piecing together the puzzle of the actor's death. Was he murdered by a jealous rival? Are the recently arrived and unpopular immigrant workers somehow involved? Or is it a punishment from God for the villagers' arrogance in trying to schedule the play four years earlier than prescribed by ancient custom? Once again, it looks like it is up to the Kuisls to unravel the mystery and bring a town's dark secrets to light."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Pot
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2017
Yves Jégo, Denis Lépée
Description: Cardinal Mazarin, the Chief Minister who has governed throughout the King's early years, lies dying. As a fierce power struggle develops to succeed him, a religious brotherhood, guardian of a centuries-old secret, also sees its chance to influence events.
Call Number: FIC Jeg
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2017
Kevin Canty
Description: Kevin Canty tells a story based on a real incident that begins with a disastrous fire in an isolated silver-mining town in Idaho in the 1970s. Everyone in town had a friend, lover, brother, or a husband killed in the mine. The Underworld traces the lives of the handful of survivors and their loved ones - a young widow with twin children, a college student trying to make a life for himself in another town, a lifelong hard-rock miner - as they struggle to come to terms with the loss. It's a tough, hardworking, hard-drinking town, a town of prostitutes and priests and bar fights, but nobody is tough enough to get through this undamaged.
Call Number: FIC Can
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2017
Beth Underdown
Description: "In 1645, Alice Hopkins returns to her brother's house in disgrace, husbandless and pregnant. The brother she remembers is now a grown man and he's hunting witches: women who live on the margins of society--often childless widows, or women with deformities or feeble minds who are rejected by their communities. Viewed through the eyes of Alice, this is a woman's story of fear, friendship, love, betrayal, and redemption. What--or who--is Matthew really hunting? And to what dark place will his obsession lead them all?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Und
Format: Book
Date Added: May 15, 2017
Wilbur A. Smith, David Churchill
Description: Saffron grew up on a sprawling Kenyan estate, under the watchful eye of her father, businessman and war veteran Leon Courtney. Following a family tragedy, her thirst for knowledge and adventures leads her to England, where she finds herself inevitably drawn into the lead-up to World War II. Gerhard von Meerbach is the privileged younger brother of Konrad von Meerbach, heir to an industrial fortune, and vocal supporter of the Nazi Party. Gerhard's friendship with a Jewish man forces him to take a stand, and could cost him everything he holds dear. As Saffron and Gerhard's worlds collide, will there be more to unite them than tear them apart?
Call Number: FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2017
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Description: "It's 1980. Ronald Reagan has been elected president, John Lennon has been shot, and a little girl in New Jersey has been hauled off to English classes. Her teachers and parents and tias are expecting her to become white--like the Italians. This is the opening to A cup of water under my bed, the memoir of one Colombian-Cuban daughter's rebellions and negotiations with the women who raised her and the world that wanted to fit her into a cubbyhole. From language acquisition to coming out as bisexual to arriving as a reporting intern at the New York Times as the paper is rocked by its biggest plagiarism scandal, Daisy Hernandez chronicles what the women in her community taught her about race, sex, money, and love. This is a memoir about the private nexus of sexuality, immigration, race and class issues, but it is ultimately a daughter's cuento of how to take the lessons from home and shape them into a new, queer life"--Provided by publisher.
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Description: Rodrigo likes his vacant lot, its resident chicken, and being left alone. But when passivity finds him accidentally married to Cecilia, he trades Mexico City for the sun-bleached desolation of his hometown and domestic life with Cecilia for the debauched company of a poet, a philosopher, and Micaela, whose allure includes the promise of time travel.-- from publisher's statement.
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Date Added: Apr 17, 2017
Andi Teran
Description: " A modern take on the classic coming-of-age novel, inspired by Anne of Green Gables In the grand tradition of Anne of Green Gables, Bridget Jones's Diary, and The Three Weissmanns of Westport, Andi Teran's captivating debut novel offers a contemporary twist on a beloved classic. Fifteen-year-old orphan Ana Cortez has just blown her last chance with a foster family. It's a group home next-unless she agrees to leave East Los Angeles for a farm trainee program in Northern California. When she first arrives, Ana can't tell a tomato plant from a blackberry bush, and Emmett Garber is skeptical that this slight city girl can be any help on his farm. His sister Abbie, however, thinks Ana might be just what they need. Ana comes to love Garber Farm, and even Emmett has to admit that her hard work is an asset. But when she inadvertently stirs up trouble in town, Ana is afraid she might have ruined her last chance at finding a place to belong"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 17, 2017
Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Lin-Manuel Miranda
Description: Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship--the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Apr 17, 2017
Raquel Cepeda
Description: In 2009, when Raquel Cepeda almost lost her estranged father to heart disease, she feared she'd never know the truth about her ancestry. Every time she looked in the mirror, Cepeda saw a mystery. With time running out, she decided to use the science of ancestral DNA testing to excavate everything she could about her genetic history. Bird of Paradise is the story of that quest to uncover the truth about her ancestors, as well as herself. Born in Harlem to Dominican parents, Cepeda was sent to live with her maternal grandparents in the Paraíso (Paradise) district in Santo Domingo while still a baby. Paraíso came to mean family, home, and belonging to her, but when Cepeda returned to the US, she discovered her family constellation had changed. Her mother had a new, abusive boyfriend, who relocated the family to San Francisco. When that relationship fell apart, Cepeda found herself back in New York City with her father and European stepmother; fighting vicious battles with her father, who discouraged her from expressing her Dominican heritage; and immersed in the '80s hip-hop culture of uptown Manhattan. It was in these streets that Cepeda constructed her own identity. And as she grew into the successful journalist and documentary filmmaker she is today, she pushed the questions of identity even further--Who were her ancestors? How did they--and she--become Latina? Cepeda has written an exploration into the science of DNA, the history of Latinos in America, and the concept of race, using her own journey of self-discovery--and eventually peace with her father--as an example.
Call Number: 305.488 Cep
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 17, 2017
Angela Cervantes
Description: Gaby enjoys working at the local animal shelter and wants to adopt a cat but is unsure of her own living situation when her mother is deported back to Honduras.
Call Number: J FIC Cer
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 17, 2017
Eric Velasquez
Description: The author describes his boyhood summers spent at his grandmother's apartment in Spanish Harlem where she introduced him to the sounds and steps of the merengue and the conga and told him stories of Puerto Rico.
Call Number: E Vel
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 17, 2017
Daniel José Older
Description: Carlos Delacruz in one of the New York Council of the Dead's most unusual agents--an inbetweener, partially resurrected from a death he barely recalls suffering, after a life that's missing from his memory. He thinks he is one of a kind, until he encounters other entities walking the fine line between life and death.
Call Number: FIC Old
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 17, 2017
Julia Alvarez
Description: Captures the vivid lives of the García sisters, four privileged and rebellious Dominican girls adapting to their new lives in America.
Call Number: FIC Alv
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 17, 2017
Juan Pablo Villalobos, Rosalind Harvey
Description: Long before he was the taco seller whose 'Gringo Dog' recipe made him famous throughout Mexico City, our hero was an aspiring artist: an artist, that is, till his would-be girlfriend was stolen by Diego Rivera, and his dreams snuffed out by his hypochondriac mother. Now our hero is resident in a retirement home, where fending off boredom is far more grueling than making tacos. Plagued by the literary salon that bumps about his building's lobby and haunted by the self-pitying ghost of a neglected artist, Villalobos's old man can't help but misbehave: he antagonises his neighbors, tortures American missionaries with passages from Adorno, and flirts with the revolutionary greengrocer.
Call Number: FIC Vil
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 17, 2017
Diane Guerrero, Michelle Burford
Description: Diane Guerrero, an actress from Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, was just fourteen years old on the day her parents and brother were arrested and deported to Colombia while she was at school. Born in the U.S., Guerrero was able to remain in the country and continue her education, depending on the kindness of family friends who took her in and helped her build a life and a successful acting career for herself, without the support system of her family. In the Country We Love is a story of one woman's resilience in the face of the struggles of undocumented residents in this country. There are over 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US, many of whom have citizen children, whose lives here are just as precarious, and whose stories haven't been told. Written with Michelle Burford, this memoir is a tale of personal triumph that also casts a much-needed light on the fears that haunt the daily existence of families likes the author's and on a system that fails them over and over--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: B Gue
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 17, 2017
Zoraida Córdova
Description: "Alex is a bruja and the most powerful witch in her family. But she's hated magic ever since it made her father disappear into thin air. When a curse she performs to rid herself of magic backfires and her family vanishes, she must travel to Los Lagos, a land in-between as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland, to get her family back"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Cor
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 17, 2017
Margarita Engle
Description: A biographical novel about Antonio Chuffat, a Chinese-African-Cuban messenger boy in 1870s Cuba who became a translator and documented the freedom struggle of indentured Chinese laborers in his country.
Call Number: J FIC Eng
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 17, 2017
Daniel Alarcón
Call Number: FIC Ala
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 17, 2017
Cathy Camper, Raul Gonzalez
Description: Lupe Impala, Elirio Malaria, and El Chavo Octopus are now the proud owners of their own garage--but when a series of earthquakes hit their town and Genie, their beloved cat, disappears they find themselves traveling to the realm of Mictlantecuhtli, Aztec god of the Underworld, who is keeping Genie prisoner.
Call Number: J FIC Cam
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 17, 2017
Patricio Pron, Mara Lethem, Ramon de Ocampo
Description: A young writer, living abroad, returns home to his native Argentina to say good-bye to his dying father. In his parents' house, he finds a cache of documents-articles, maps, photographs-and unwittingly begins to unearth his father's obsession with the disappearance of a local man. Suddenly he comes face-to-face with the ghosts of Argentina's dark political past and with the long-hidden memories of his family's underground resistance against an oppressive military regime.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Apr 17, 2017
Kirstin Valdez Quade
Description: A collection of ten stories that "plunge us into the fierce, troubled hearts of characters defined by the desire to escape the past or else to plumb its depths. The deadbeat father of a pregnant teenager tries to transform his life by playing the role of Jesus in a bloody penitential Passion. A young man discovers that his estranged father and a boa constrictor have been squatting in his grandmother's empty house. A lonely retiree new to Santa Fe becomes obsessed with her housekeeper"--Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Qua
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 17, 2017
Monica Brown, Rudy Gutierrez
Description: A biography of the soccer star describes his impoverished boyhood in Brazil, his relationship with his father, who taught him the sport, his role on the first Brazilian team to win the World Cup, and scoring his thousandth goal.
Call Number: JB Pel Spanish
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 17, 2017
Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman
Description: Yuri Herrera does not simply write about the border between Mexico and the United States and those who cross it. He explores the crossings and translations people make in their minds and language as they move from one country to another, especially when there's no going back. Traversing this lonely territory is Makina, a young woman who knows only too well how to survive in a violent, macho world. Leaving behind her life in Mexico to search for her brother, she is smuggled into the USA carrying a pair of secret messages--one from her mother and one from the Mexican underworld.
Call Number: FIC Her
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 17, 2017
Alvaro Enrigue, Natasha Wimmer
Description: A 1599 Roman tennis match between the Italian painter Caravaggio and the Spanish poet Quevedo represents the way the world changed in their times, in a novel that goes from the execution of Anne Boleyn to Mexico after the conquest.
Call Number: FIC Enr
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 17, 2017
Isabel Allende, Nick Caistor, Amanda Hopkinson, Joanna Gleason
Description: In 1939 San Francisco, Alma falls in love with Ichimei, the gardener's son, who is sent to an internment camp, but although they reunite, they must hide their love, until in old age her caregiver and her grandson learn about their secret passion.
Call Number: FIC All
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 17, 2017
Duncan Tonatiuh
Description: Duncan Tonatiuh reimagines one of Mexico's cherished legends. Princess Izta had many wealthy suitors but dismissed them all. When a mere warrior, Popoca, promised to be true to her and stay always by her side, Izta fell in love. The emperor promised Popoca if he could defeat their enemy Jaguar Claw, then Popoca and Izta could wed. When Popoca was near to defeating Jaguar Claw, his opponent sent a messenger to Izta saying Popoca was dead. Izta fell into a deep sleep and, upon his return, even Popoca could not wake her. As promised Popoca stayed by her side.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Ton
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 17, 2017
Maria E. Andreu
Description: M.T. is a high-achieving high school student, who hiding the fact that she's an undocumented immigrant in the United States
Call Number: YA FIC And
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 17, 2017
Gary Soto, Eric Velasquez
Description: When Miata leaves on the school bus the skirt that she is to wear in a dance performance, she needs all her wits to get it back without her parents' finding out that she has lost something yet again.
Call Number: J FIC Sot
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 17, 2017
Paulo Coelho, Hillary Huber, Paul Boehmer
Description: When Mata Hari arrived in Paris she was penniless. Soon she was feted as the most elegant woman in the city. A dancer who shocked and delighted audiences; a confidant and courtesan who bewitched the era's richest and most powerful men. But as paranoia consumed a country at war, Mata Hari's lifestyle brought her under suspicion. Until, in 1917 she was arrested in her hotel room on the Champs Elysees and accused of espionage.
Call Number: FIC Coe
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 17, 2017
Junot Díaz
Description: On a beach in the Dominican Republic, a doomed relationship flounders. In the heat of a hospital laundry room in New Jersey, a woman does her lover’s washing and thinks about his wife. In Boston, a man buys his love child, his only son, a first baseball bat and glove. At the heart of these stories is the irrepressible, irresistible Yunior, a young hardhead whose longing for love is equaled only by his recklessness—and by the extraordinary women he loves and loses: artistic Alma; the aging Miss Lora; Magdalena, who thinks all Dominican men are cheaters; and the love of his life, whose heartbreak ultimately becomes his own.
Call Number: LP FIC Dia
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 17, 2017
Laia Jufresa, Sophie (Translator) Hughes
Description: Deep in the heart of Mexico City, where five houses cluster around a sun-drenched courtyard, lives Ana, a precocious twelve-year-old who spends her days buried in Agatha Christie novels to forget the mysterious death of her little sister years earlier. Over the summer she decides to plant a milpa in her backyard, and as she digs the ground and plants her seeds, her neighbors in turn delve into their past. The ripple effects of grief, childlessness, illness and displacement saturate their stories, secrets seep out and questions emerge--Who was my wife? Why did my Mom leave? Can I turn back the clock? And how could a girl who knew how to swim drown?
Call Number: FIC Juf
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 17, 2017
Meg Medina
Description: One morning before school, some girl tells Piddy Sanchez that Yaqui Delgado hates her and wants to kick her ass. Piddy doesn't even know who Yaqui is, never mind what she's done to piss her off. Word is that Yaqui thinks Piddy is stuck-up, shakes her stuff when she walks, and isn't Latin enough with her white skin, good grades, and no accent. And Yaqui isn't kidding around, so Piddy better watch her back. At first Piddy is more concerned with trying to find out more about the father she's never met and how to balance honors courses with her weekend job at the neighborhood hair salon. But as the harassment escalates, avoiding Yaqui and her gang starts to take over Piddy's life. Is there any way for Piddy to survive without closing herself off or running away?
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 17, 2017
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Your coffee table is looking a little bland. It's okay. Happens to the best of us. Luckily, the library has a solution! Check out these fancy and fabulous coffee table books that will wow your guests, impress your friends, and make your abode look a little bit more wonderful. 

Ansel Adams : 400 Photographs
Ansel Adams, Andrea Gray Stillman
779.36 Ada
Star Wars Art : Visions
George Lucas, J. W Rinzler
791.43 Sta
Beautiful Lego
Mike Doyle
688.725 Doy
Super Graphic : A Visual Guide To The Comic Book Universe
Tim Leong
741.53 Leo
Cabin Porn
Zachary Klein, Steven Leckart, Noah Kalina, compiler Beaver Brook
728.73 Cab
The Art Of Movement
Ken Browar, Deborah Ory, Daniil Simkin
792.8 Bro
Carry This Book
Abbi Jacobson
817 Jac
The Lonely Planet Book Of Everything : A Visual Guide To Travel And The World
Nigel Holmes, Lonely Planet Publications (Firm)
910.2 Hol
Celebrate
Lauren Conrad, Leslie Bruce
793.2 Con
The Most Scenic Drives In America : 120 Spectacular Road Trips.
Reader's Digest Association
917.3 Mos 2012
David Bowie Is The Subject
Victoria Broackes, Geoff (Geoffrey D.) Marsh, Victoria and Albert Museum
B Bow
The Movie Book
Danny Leigh, Louis Baxter, John Farndon, Kieran Grant, Damon Wise
791.4309 Mov
Destinations Of A Lifetime : 225 Of The World's Most Amazing Places
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
910.4 Des
The Sartorialist
Scott Schuman
779.9746 Sch
Golden Girls Forever
Jim Colucci
791.4572 Col
The War : An Intimate History, 1941-1945
Geoffrey C Ward, Ken Burns
940.5373 War
I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar : A Collection Of Egregious Errors, Disconcerting Bloopers, And Other Linguistic Slip-ups
Sharon Eliza Nichols
428.2 Nic
The Wes Anderson Collection
Matt Zoller Seitz, Wes Anderson, Eric Klopfer
791.4302 Sei
In The Company Of Women : Inspiration And Advice From Over 100 Makers, Artists, And Entrepreneurs
Grace Bonney, Sasha Israel
338.092 Bon
The World Of Ice & Fire : The Untold History Of Westeros And The Game Of Thrones
George R. R Martin, Elio Garcia, Linda Antonsson
813.09 Mar
James Bond Cars
Frédéric Brun
791.4375 Bru
Underwater Dogs
Seth Casteel
779.32 Cas
Letters Of Note : An Eclectic Collection Of Correspondence Deserving Of A Wider Audience
Shaun Usher
808.86 Let
Vanity Fair 100 Years : From The Jazz Age To Our Age
Graydon Carter, Amy Fine Collins, David Friend, Sam Kashner, Nancy Schoenberger
051 Van
On This Earth : Photographs From East Africa
Nick Brandt
779.32 Bra
What If? : Serious Scientific Answers To Absurd Hypothetical Questions
Randall Munroe
500 Mun
Rare : Portraits Of America's Endangered Species
Joel Sartore
578.68 Sar
Women In Science : 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed The World
Rachel Ignotofsky
J 509.252 Ign

Ansel Adams, Andrea Gray Stillman
Description: "This book is the largest compilation of Adams' photographic oeuvre ever published. Organized chronologically, it presents the full range of his finest work, from early efforts in the 1920s, to his projects in the national parks in the 1940s, up through his last important photographs of the 1960s. Included are Adams' most popular images - many of them icons of twentieth-century art - as well as a number of masterly but little-known photographs."
Call Number: 779.36 Ada
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Mike Doyle
Description: A compendium of LEGO artwork that showcases an array of pieces ranging from lifelike replicas of everyday objects and famous monuments to imaginative renderings of spaceships, mansions, and mythical creatures.
Call Number: 688.725 Doy
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Zachary Klein, Steven Leckart, Noah Kalina, compiler Beaver Brook
Description: Rural escapes for those yearning for a simpler existence. Created by a group of friends who preserve 55 acres of hidden forest in Upstate New York. Cabin Porn began as a scrapbook to collect inspiration for their building projects. As the collection grew, the site attracted a following, which is now a large web audience. The site features photos of handmade homes in the backcountry of America and all over the world. Now Zach Klein, the creator of the site, goes further into the most alluring images from the site and new getaways, including more interior photography and how-to advice for setting up a quiet place somewhere. With their idyllic settings, unique architecture and cozy interiors, the Cabin Porn photographs, are an invitation to slow down, take a deep breath, and feel the beauty and serenity that nature and simple construction can create--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 728.73 Cab
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Abbi Jacobson
Description: How many self-tanning lotions are in Donald Trump's weekender? What's inside Martha Stewart's hand-knit fanny pack? What kind of protein bars does Michelle Obama hide in her tiny clutch at the White House Correspondents Dinner? Carry This Book provides a humorous and insightful look into how the things we carry around every day can make up who we are.
Call Number: 817 Jac
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Lauren Conrad, Leslie Bruce
Description: Presents a guide to entertaining that offers inspirational lifestyle tips and suggestions for everything from invitations and food to decorations and gifts.
Call Number: 793.2 Con
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Victoria Broackes, Geoff (Geoffrey D.) Marsh, Victoria and Albert Museum
Call Number: B Bow
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Description: National Geographic takes you on a photographic tour of the world's spectacular destinations, inspiring ideas for your next trip. Hundreds of breathtaking locales--both natural and man-made--are illustrated with vivid images taken by world-class photographers. These images, with text, feature a plethora of visual wonders: ancient monoliths, scenic islands, stunning artwork, electric cityscapes, white-sand seashores, rain forests, ancient cobbled streets, and both classic and innovative architecture. Loaded with service information for each location, Destinations of a Lifetime has it all: when to go, where to eat, where to stay, and what to do to ensure an enriching and authentic experience.--From Amazon.com.
Call Number: 910.4 Des
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Jim Colucci
Description: "The complete, first-ever Golden Girls retrospective, packed with hundreds of exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes and never-before-revealed stories, more than two hundred color and black-and-white photos, commentary, and more."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 791.4572 Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Sharon Eliza Nichols
Description: A collection of photographs features misspelled and ungrammatical signs from across the United States and the world, along with captions that further clarify or amplify their humorous aspects, including "We are doing toilets cleaning, so sorry for the incontinence."
Call Number: 428.2 Nic
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Grace Bonney, Sasha Israel
Description: "Across the globe, women are embracing the entrepreneurial spirit and starting creative businesses. In the Company of Women profiles over 100 of these influential and creative women from all ages, races, backgrounds, and industries."--Amazon.com.
Call Number: 338.092 Bon
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Frédéric Brun
Description: Chronicles the James Bond films' vehicles and their stunts, those driven by James Bond's enemies, by his girlfriends, and by James Bond himself.
Call Number: 791.4375 Bru
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Shaun Usher
Description: "This collection of 125 letters offers a never-before-seen glimpse of the events and people of history--the brightest and the best, the most notorious, and the endearingly everyday. Letters are not ordered chronologically or thematically, but are artfully arranged for a discovery-rich reading experience. Each entry includes a transcript of the letter; a short contextual introduction; and, in 100 cases, a facsimile of the letter itself"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 808.86 Let
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Nick Brandt
Call Number: 779.32 Bra
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Joel Sartore
Call Number: 578.68 Sar
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
George Lucas, J. W Rinzler
Call Number: 791.43 Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Tim Leong
Description: The comic book universe is adventurous, mystifying, and filled with heroes, villains, and cosplaying Comic-Con attendees. This book by one of Wired magazine's art directors traverses the graphic world through a collection of pie charts, bar graphs, timelines, scatter plots, and more. Super Graphic offers readers a unique look at the intricate and sometimes contradictory storylines that weave their way through comic books, and shares advice for navigating the pages of some of the most popular, longest-running, and best-loved comics and graphic novels out there.
Call Number: 741.53 Leo
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Ken Browar, Deborah Ory, Daniil Simkin
Description: A collection of photographs by Ken Browar and Deborah Ory that capture the movement, flow, energy, and grace of many of the most accomplished dancers in the world. Featured are more than 70 dancers from companies including American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Martha Graham Dance Company, Boston Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, and The Royal Ballet. Accompanying the photographs are intimate and inspiring words from the dancers, as well as from choreographers and artistic directors, on what dance means to them.--From publisher description.
Call Number: 792.8 Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Nigel Holmes, Lonely Planet Publications (Firm)
Call Number: 910.2 Hol
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Reader's Digest Association
Description: Uses maps, pictures, and information to detail the most scenic roadways in every part of the United States.
Call Number: 917.3 Mos 2012
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Danny Leigh, Louis Baxter, John Farndon, Kieran Grant, Damon Wise
Description: More than a century after the first movie was made, the magic of the silver screen refuses to fade. Even silent era classics, such as Metropolis, still retain the power to astonish. The talkies introduced new genres--among them the special-effects blockbuster, first seen in King Kong and reinvented in the 1980s with Steven Spielberg's Jaws--that continue to inspire and enthrall. In more recent years, technological progress has led to such groundbreaking achievements as Toy Story and Gravity. Including more than 100 of the best movies made, from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to Boyhood, the book contains highlights taken from every genre and every part of the world-- from neorealism to the New Wave, and from crime thriller to romantic comedy, fantasy, and sci-fi.--Adapted from book jacket.
Call Number: 791.4309 Mov
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Scott Schuman
Description: Images originally appeared on Schuman's blog, thesartorialist.com.
Call Number: 779.9746 Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Geoffrey C Ward, Ken Burns
Description: "Focusing on the citizens of four towns--Luverne, Minnesota; Sacramento, California; Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama--The war follows more than forty people from 1941 to 1945."--Bk. jacket.
Call Number: 940.5373 War
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Matt Zoller Seitz, Wes Anderson, Eric Klopfer
Description: Wes Anderson is an influential voice from the past two decades of American cinema. A true auteur, Anderson is known for the visual artistry, inimitable tone, and idiosyncratic characterizations that make each of his films instantly recognizable as "Andersonian." This is the first in-depth overview of Anderson's filmography, his life and career. Photos, artwork, and ephemera complement the conversation between Anderson and critic Matt Zoller Seitz.
Call Number: 791.4302 Sei
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
George R. R Martin, Elio Garcia, Linda Antonsson
Description: This is the comprehensive guide to all things Game of Thrones and beyond. From the prehistory to the coming of the First Men, through the reign of the Targaryen kings and Robert's Rebellion, this guide--co-written by George R.R. Martin and the founders and keepers of the www.westeros.org site--will tell series readers old and new all they might want to know about the history and culture of Westeros and the lands beyond the Narrow Sea--a tapestry of all new history that George has invented solely for this volume--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 813.09 Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Seth Casteel
Call Number: 779.32 Cas
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Graydon Carter, Amy Fine Collins, David Friend, Sam Kashner, Nancy Schoenberger
Description: Offers the history of "Vanity Fair" by presenting how the magazine displayed American culture in the many decades of its operation, including the Jazz Age, the Depression, the Reagan Years, and the Information Age.
Call Number: 051 Van
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Randall Munroe
Description: Millions of people visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have a large and passionate following. Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions. In pursuit of answers, Munroe runs computer simulations, pores over stacks of declassified military research memos, solves differential equations, and consults with nuclear reactor operators. His responses are masterpieces of clarity and hilarity, complemented by signature xkcd comics. The book features new and never-before-answered questions, along with updated and expanded versions of the most popular answers from the xkcd website.--Excerpted from publisher statement.
Call Number: 500 Mun
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
Rachel Ignotofsky
Description: A collection of artworks inspired by the lives and achievements of fifty famous women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, from the ancient world to the present, profiles each notable individual.
Call Number: J 509.252 Ign
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2017
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Christina Crosby
Call Number: ordered 030917
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
Lucy Jane Bledsoe
Description: Lucybelle, an independent and intelligent Arkansas native, leaves New York City for Chicago in the 1950s after being offered a job as the head of the editorial department for a lab, run by the Army Corps of Engineers, that studies Arctic ice cores to reveal "a story of earth's climate... perfectly preserved, for thousands of years." There, she faces an onslaught of problems as a result of her sexual identity and her presence as a woman at a workplace composed of male scientists. Racial tension arises with the introduction of Stella, a black, well-read, and charismatic photographer, with whom Lucybelle gets involved despite the disapproval of both society and peers.
Call Number: FIC Ble
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
Jacqueline Woodson
Description: For August, running into a long-ago friend sets in motion resonant memories and transports her to a time and a place she thought she had mislaid: 1970s Brooklyn, where friendship was everything. August, Sylvia, Angela, and Gigi shared confidences as they ambled their neighborhood streets, a place where the girls believed that they were amazingly beautiful, brilliantly talented, with a future that belonged to them. But beneath the hopeful promise there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where grown men reached for innocent girls in dark hallways, where mothers disappeared, where fathers found religion, and where madness was a mere sunset away. -- book jacket
Call Number: LP FIC Woo
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
Lindsay King-Miller
Call Number: ordered 030917
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
George Hodgman
Description: A witty, tender memoir of a son's journey home to care for his irascible mother--a tale of secrets, silences, and enduring love. When George Hodgman leaves Manhattan for his hometown of Paris, Missouri, he finds himself--an unlikely caretaker and near-lethal cook--in a head-on collision with his aging mother, Betty, a woman of wit and will. Will George lure her into assisted living? When hell freezes over. He can't bring himself to force her from the home both treasure--the place where his father's voice lingers, the scene of shared jokes, skirmishes, and, behind the dusty antiques, a rarely acknowledged conflict: Betty, who speaks her mind but cannot quite reveal her heart, has never really accepted the fact that her son is gay. As these two unforgettable characters try to bring their different worlds together, Hodgman reveals the challenges of Betty's life and his own struggle for self-respect. Hodgman's debut is both a portrait of a family and a tale of a prodigal son's return.--Excerpted from statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: B Hod
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
Garrard Conley
Description: An account by a survivor of a church-supported sexual orientation conversion therapy facility that claimed to "cure" homosexuality describes its intense Bible study program and the daily threats of his abandonment by family, friends and God, an experience that transformed the author's relationships and self-understandings.--From statement at NoveList.
Call Number: 306.766 Con
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
Simon Curtis
Description: In a single night, Isaak's life changed forever. His adoptive parents were killed, a mysterious girl saved him from a team of soldiers, and he learned of his own dark and destructive origin - an origin he doesn't want to believe, but one he cannot deny. Isaak is a Robot: a government-made synthetic human, produced as a weapon and now hunted, marked for termination. He and the Robots can only find asylum with the Underground - a secret network of Robots and humans working together to ensure a coexistent future. To be protected by the Underground, Isaak will have to make it there first. But with a deadly military force tasked to find him at any cost, his odds are less than favorable. Now Isaak must decide whether to hold on to his humanity and face possible death, or to embrace his true nature in order to survive, at the risk of becoming the weapon he was made to be.
Call Number: YA FIC Cur
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2017
Saleem Haddad
Call Number: FIC Had
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
Vera B Williams, Christopher Raschka
Description: "After Lester is adopted from his foster home by Daddy Albert and Daddy Rich, he can't fall asleep in his new bed. What will it take to make Lester feel home at last?" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2017
Michelle Tea
Description: "In How to Grow Up, Tea shares her awkward stumble towards the life of a Bonafide Grown-Up: healthy, responsible, self-aware, stable. She writes about passion, about her fraught relationship with money, about adoring Barney's while shopping at thrift stores, about breakups and the fertile ground between relationships, about roommates and rent, and about being superstitious. How to Grow Up proves that the road less traveled may be a difficult one, but if you embrace life's uncertainty and dust yourself off after every screw up, slowly but surely you just might make it to adulthood"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: B Tea
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
Yasmeen Ismail
Description: When a rough and tumble little girl, who is sometimes mistaken for a boy, meets a boy who likes wearing princess dresses and playing with dolls, a wonderful friendship is born.
Call Number: E Ism
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2017
Jess Walton, Dougal MacPherson
Description: Errol's best friend and teddy, Thomas, is sad because he wishes he were a girl, not a boy teddy, but what only matters to both of them is that they are friends.
Call Number: E Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2017
Gabby Rivera
Call Number: FIC ordered 030217
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
Alison Cherry
Description: "The story of a girl who apprentices at a summer theater festival hoping she's finally found a place to belong only to learn that neither talent nor love is as straightforward as she thinks"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Che
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2017
Nell Zink
Description: "Stillwater College in Virginia, 1966. Freshman Peggy, an ingénue with literary pretensions, falls under the spell of Lee, a blue-blooded poet and professor, and they begin an ill-advised affair that results in an unplanned pregnancy and marriage. The two are mismatched from the start--she's a lesbian, he's gay--but it takes a decade of emotional erosion before Peggy runs off with their three-year-old daughter, leaving their nine-year-old son behind. Worried that Lee will have her committed for her erratic behavior, Peggy goes underground, adopting an African American persona for her and her daughter. They squat in a house in an African-American settlement, eventually moving to a housing project where no one questions their true racial identities. As Peggy and Lee's children grow up, they must contend with diverse emotional issues: Byrdie deals with his father's compulsive honesty; while Karen struggles with her mother's lies--she knows neither her real age, nor that she is "white," nor that she has any other family. Years later, a minority scholarship lands Karen at the University of Virginia, where Byrdie is in his senior year. Eventually the long lost siblings will meet, setting off a series of misunderstandings and culminating in a comedic finale." -- ǂc provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Zin
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
1962- author Sjón, Victoria Cribb
Description: Reykjavik, 1918. The eruptions of the Katla volcano darken the sky night and day. Yet despite the natural disaster, the shortage of coal and the Great War still raging in the outside world, life in the small capital goes on as always. Sixteen-year-old Mani Steinn lives for the movies. Awake, he lives on the fringes of society. Asleep, he dreams in pictures, the threads of his own life weaving through the tapestry of the films he loves. When the Spanish flu epidemic comes ashore, killing hundreds of townspeople and forcing thousands to their sick beds, the shadows that linger at the edges of existence grow darker and Mani is forced to re-evaluate both the society around him and his role in it. Evoking the moment when Iceland's saga culture met the new narrative form of the cinema and when the isolated island became swept up in global events, this is the story of a misfit transformed by his experiences in a world where life and death, reality and imagination, secrets and revelations jostle for dominance.
Call Number: FIC Sjo
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
Ryan Berg
Description: Underemployed and directionless, Ryan Berg took a job in a group home for disowned and homeless LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning) teenagers. His job was to help these teens discover their self worth, get them back on their feet, earn high school degrees, and find jobs. But he had no idea how difficult it would be, and the complexities that were involved with coaxing them away from dangerous sex work and cycles of drug and alcohol abuse, and helping them heal from years of abandonment and abuse. Berg tells moving, intimate, and raw stories from the frontlines of LGBTQ homelessness and foster care. Berg faced young people who have battled extreme poverty, experienced unbalanced opportunities, structural racism, and homophobia. He found himself ill-equipped to help, in part because they are working within a system that paints in broad strokes, focused on warehousing young people, rather than helping them build healthy relationships with adults that could lead to a successful life once they age out of foster care--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 362.786 Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
Edmund White
Description: Our Young Man follows the life of a gorgeous Frenchman, Guy, as he goes from the industrial city of Clermont-Ferrand to the top of the modeling profession in New York City's fashion world, becoming the darling of Fire Island's gay community. Like Wilde's Dorian Grey, Guy never seems to age; at thirty-five he is still modeling, still enjoying lavish gifts from older men who believe he's twenty-three---though their attentions always come at a price. Ambivalently, Guy lets them believe, driven especially by the memory of growing up poor, until he finds he needs the lie to secure not only wealth, but love itself. Surveying the full spectrum of gay amorous life through the disco era and into the age of AIDS, Edmund White (who worked at Vogue for ten years) explores the power of physical beauty---to fascinate, to enslave, and to deceive.
Call Number: FIC Whi
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
Robin Stevenson
Description: Looks at the Pride events of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities from around the world, exploring the history of Pride celebrations and the multifaceted meanings and purposes of the events.
Call Number: YA 306.766 Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2017
Katie (Cartoonist) O'Neill, Ari Yarwood, Fred Chao
Description: When the heroic princess Amira rescues the kind-hearted princess Sadie from her tower prison, neither expects to find a true friend in the bargain. Yet as they adventure across the kingdom, they discover that they bring out the very best in the other person. They'll need to join forces and use all the know-how, kindness, and bravery they have in order to defeat their greatest foe yet: a jealous sorceress with a dire grudge against Sadie. Join Sadie and Amira, two very different princesses with very different strengths, on their journey to figure out what happily ever after really means and how they can find it with each other.
Call Number: J FIC ONe
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2017
Jim Downs
Call Number: 306.766 Dow
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
Maggie Nelson
Description: A genre-bending memoir, a work of 'autotheory' offering fresh, fierce, and timely thinking about desire, identity, and the limitations and possibilities of love and language. At its center is a romance: the story of the author's relationship with the artist Harry Dodge. This story, which includes the author's account of falling in love with Dodge, who is fluidly gendered, as well as her journey to and through a pregnancy, is an intimate portrayal of the complexities and joys of (queer) family-making.
Call Number: B Nel
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
Sarah Schulman
Description: A modern retelling of Balzac's classic Cousin Bette. Earl, a black, gay actor working in a meatpacking plant, and Bette, a white secretary, have lived next door to each other in the same Greenwich Village apartment building for thirty years. Shamed and disowned by their families, both found refuge in New York and in their domestic routine. Everything changes when Hortense, a wealthy young actress from Ohio, comes to the city to "make it."
Call Number: FIC Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
Dana Alison Levy
Description: Summertime brings the Fletcher Family back to Rock Island where the good times never end, but this summer the boys' favorite lighthouse is all boarded up and with the help from their new neighbors, the Garcia girls, the boys are determined to find out what is really happening with their lighthouse and saving it, no matter what the cost.
Call Number: J FIC Lev
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2017
Patricia Bell-Scott
Description: "Describes the unlikely friendship between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Pauli Murray, a granddaughter of a mixed race slave and a lesbian, who became a lawyer and civil rights pioneer, and the important work they each did, taking stands for justice and freedom."--NoveList.
Call Number: 973.917 Bel
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
Jim Ottaviani, Leland Purvis
Call Number: ordered 022317
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2017
M. G. Hennessey, Sfé R. Monster
Description: "Since twelve-year old Shane moved to a new town, he has been concealing the fact he was born a girl, but when one of his classmates learns he is a transgender, Shane must deal with the reactions of his entire community"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Hen
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2017
Michael McConnell, Jack Baker, Gail Karwoski
Description: On September 3, 1971, Michael McConnell and Jack Baker exchanged vows in the first legal same-sex wedding in the United States. Their story is told here for the first time--an account of the passion and energy of the gay liberation movement in the sixties and seventies. At the dawn of the modern gay movement, these two young men insisted on making their commitment a legal reality. They were already crusaders for gay rights: Jack had twice been elected the University of Minnesota's student president--the first openly gay university student president in the country. The couple navigated complex procedures to obtain a state-issued marriage license. Their ceremony was conducted by a Methodist minister in a friend's Minneapolis apartment. After Michael and Jack celebrated their historic marriage, repercussions were immediate: Michael's job offer at the University of Minnesota was rescinded, leading him to wage a battle against job discrimination with the help of the Minnesota Civil Liberties Union. The couple eventually reached the U.S. Supreme Court with two precedent-setting cases. Michael and Jack have retired from the public spotlight, but after four decades their marriage is still their joy and comfort. Living quietly in Minneapolis, they exemplify a contemporary version of the American dream. Only now, with marriage equality in the headlines and the Supreme Court decision to make love the law of the land, are they willing to tell the entire story of their groundbreaking experiences.--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 306.848 McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2017
Nina LaCour, David Levithan, Matthew Brown, Emma Galvin
Description: Mark and Kate sit next to each other in school but are barely acquainted until they meet at a San Francisco club during Pride Week and connect over each one's forbidden love.
Call Number: YA FIC LaC
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 24, 2017
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A Body, Undone : Living On After Great Pain
Christina Crosby
ordered 030917
Moonstone : The Boy Who Never Was
1962- author Sjón, Victoria Cribb
FIC Sjo
A Thin Bright Line : A Novel
Lucy Jane Bledsoe
FIC Ble
No House To Call My Home : Love, Family, And Other Transgressions
Ryan Berg
362.786 Ber
Another Brooklyn [Large Print]
Jacqueline Woodson
LP FIC Woo
Our Young Man : A Novel
Edmund White
FIC Whi
Ask A Queer Chick : A Guide To Sex, Love, And Life For Girls Who Dig Girls
Lindsay King-Miller
ordered 030917
Pride : Celebrating Diversity & Community
Robin Stevenson
YA 306.766 Ste
Bettyville : A Memoir
George Hodgman
B Hod
Princess Princess Ever After
Katie (Cartoonist) O'Neill, Ari Yarwood, Fred Chao
J FIC ONe
Boy Erased : A Memoir
Garrard Conley
306.766 Con
Stand By Me : The Forgotten History Of Gay Liberation
Jim Downs
306.766 Dow
Boy Robot
Simon Curtis
YA FIC Cur
The Argonauts [Audiobook]
Maggie Nelson
B Nel
Guapa
Saleem Haddad
FIC Had
The Cosmopolitans
Sarah Schulman
FIC Sch
Home At Last
Vera B Williams, Christopher Raschka
E Wil
The Family Fletcher Takes Rock Island
Dana Alison Levy
J FIC Lev
How To Grow Up : A Memoir
Michelle Tea
B Tea
The Firebrand And The First Lady : Portrait Of A Friendship : Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, And The Struggle For Social Justice
Patricia Bell-Scott
973.917 Bel
I'm A Girl!
Yasmeen Ismail
E Ism
The Imitation Game : Alan Turing Decoded
Jim Ottaviani, Leland Purvis
ordered 022317
Introducing Teddy : A Gentle Story About Gender And Friendship
Jess Walton, Dougal MacPherson
E Wal
The Other Boy
M. G. Hennessey, Sfé R. Monster
J FIC Hen
Juliet Takes A Breath
Gabby Rivera
FIC ordered 030217
The Wedding Heard 'Round The World : America's First Gay Marriage
Michael McConnell, Jack Baker, Gail Karwoski
306.848 McC
Look Both Ways
Alison Cherry
YA FIC Che
You Know Me Well : A Novel [Audiobook]
Nina LaCour, David Levithan, Matthew Brown, Emma Galvin
YA FIC LaC
Mislaid
Nell Zink
FIC Zin

Tale as Old as Time - Beauty and the Beast Retellings

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It's finally here! The live action Beauty and the Beast movie we've all been waiting for! 

In between seeing the movie multiple times, check out these fantastic retellings of the classic Beauty and the Beast written by  French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve

Beastkeeper
Cat Hellisen
YA FIC Hel
Dark Triumph
Robin LaFevers
YA FIC LaF
Beastly [DVD]
Vanessa Hudgens, Alex Pettyfer, Mary-Kate Olsen, Neil Patrick Harris, Dakota Johnson
SciFi/Fantasy
Kissing The Witch : Old Tales In New Skins
Emma Donoghue
YA FIC Don
Beauty : A Retelling Of The Story Of Beauty & The Beast
Robin McKinley
J FIC McK
Of Beast And Beauty
Stacey Jay
YA FIC Jay
Beauty And The Beast
Marianna Mayer, Mercer Mayer
J 398 M45
Rose Daughter
Robin McKinley
J FIC McK
Beauty And The Beast : A New Musical : Vocal Selections
Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Tim Rice
782.14 Men
Stolen Songbird
Danielle L. Jensen
YA FIC Jen
Beauty And The Beast: The First Season [DVD]
Ron Perlman, Linda Hamilton, CBS Paramount Network Television (Firm), Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Drama
The Chocolate Rose
Laura Florand
FIC Flo
Beauty And The Werewolf
Mercedes Lackey
FIC Lac
VeggieTales: Beauty And The Beet [DVD]
Tom Owens, J. Chris Wall, Cory Edwards, Brian K. Roberts, Kellie Pickler
Children
Belle And The Beast : A Christian Romance [DVD]
Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, B. J Alexander, Stephanie Wood, Matthew Davis, Everest Bishop
Drama
When Beauty Tamed The Beast
Eloisa James
FIC Jam

Cat Hellisen
Description: "Deep in the forest, in a crumbling ruin of a castle, Sarah begins to untangle the layers of curses affecting her family, until she discovers that the curse has carried over to her, too. The day she falls in love for the first time, Sarah will transform into a beast--unless she can figure out a way to break the curse forever"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Hel
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 16, 2017
Vanessa Hudgens, Alex Pettyfer, Mary-Kate Olsen, Neil Patrick Harris, Dakota Johnson
Description: Kyle Kingson has it all, including a wicked cruel streak. He zeroes in on Goth classmate Kendra inviting her to the school's extravagant bash. After she accepts, he blows her off in a very cruel fashion. She retaliates by casting a spell that physically transforms him into everything he hates. Enraged by his horrible appearance he confronts Kendra and learns that the only way to break the curse is to find someone that will love him as he is, which is something he considers impossible.
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 16, 2017
Robin McKinley
Description: Kind Beauty grows to love the Beast at whose castle she is compelled to stay and through her love releases him from the spell which had turned him from a handsome prince into an ugly beast.
Call Number: J FIC McK
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 16, 2017
Marianna Mayer, Mercer Mayer
Description: Through her great capacity to love, a kind and beautiful maid releases a handsome prince from the spell which has made him an ugly beast.
Call Number: J 398 M45
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 16, 2017
Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Tim Rice
Call Number: 782.14 Men
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 16, 2017
Ron Perlman, Linda Hamilton, CBS Paramount Network Television (Firm), Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Description: A man-beast living under the streets of New York City saves and befriends a wealthy and shallow attorney after she is beaten and left for dead. From the moment these two cross paths, they share a strong psychic bond, and though they live in separate worlds, their love continues to grow without measure.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 16, 2017
Mercedes Lackey
Description: The eldest daughter is often doomed in fairy tales. But Bella vows to escape the usual pitfalls. She dons a red cloak and ventures into the forbidden forest to consult with "Granny," the local wisewoman. On the way home she's attacked by a wolf-- who turns out to be a cursed nobleman! Secluded in his castle, Bella is torn between her family and this strange man who creates marvelous inventions and makes her laugh-- when he isn't howling at the moon.
Call Number: FIC Lac
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 16, 2017
Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, B. J Alexander, Stephanie Wood, Matthew Davis, Everest Bishop
Description: Eric is a man shrouded in mystery. Throughout the land he is known as "The Beast" for his bad temper and mean ways. When Belle is forced to work for him, she tries not to be intimidated and resolves to look deeper. She discovers the truth and becomes the one person who can make a difference in Eric's life and help him rediscover the faith and love he lost years ago.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 16, 2017
Robin LaFevers
Description: Sybella's duty as Death's assassin in 15th-century France forces her return home to the personal hell that she had finally escaped. Love and romance, history and magic, vengeance and salvation converge in this sequel to Grave Mercy.
Call Number: YA FIC LaF
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 16, 2017
Emma Donoghue
Description: A collection of thirteen interconnected stories that give old fairy tales a new twist.
Call Number: YA FIC Don
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 16, 2017
Stacey Jay
Description: When nineteen-year-old Gem of the Desert People, called Monstrous by the Smooth Skins, becomes the prisoner of the seventeen-year-old Smooth Skin queen, Isra, age-old prejudices begins to fall aside as the two begin to understand each other.
Call Number: YA FIC Jay
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 16, 2017
Robin McKinley
Description: Beauty grows to love the Beast at whose castle she is compelled to stay, and through her love he is released from the curse that had turned him from man to beast.
Call Number: J FIC McK
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 16, 2017
Danielle L. Jensen
Description: When Cécile de Troyes is kidnapped and sold to the trolls, she finds out that there is truth in the rumors, but there is also so much more to trolls than she could have imagined. Cécile has only one thing on her mind after she is brought to Trollus, the city she hadn't even known existed under Forsaken Mountain: escape. But the trolls are inhumanly strong. And fast. But something strange happens while she's waiting--she begins to fall in love with the handsome, thoughtful troll prince that she has been bonded and married to.
Call Number: YA FIC Jen
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 16, 2017
Laura Florand
Description: "Top chef Gabriel Delange never forgave his old nemesis Pierre Manon for all the other chef had cost him. And he most certainly couldn't stand the sight of his own most famous dessert, the legendary Rose, claimed as Pierre's own on the cover of his new cookbook. But even Gabriel could hardly go through with a lawsuit when he learned the older chef had just had a stroke. Especially not when Pierre had one very cute daughter willing to be Gabriel's victim instead. As a child, Jolie Manon had seen her family torn apart by her top chef father's obsession with his work. As a food writer, she might be fascinated with a chef's work, but she knew how to guard her heart"--Booksurge.
Call Number: FIC Flo
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 16, 2017
Tom Owens, J. Chris Wall, Cory Edwards, Brian K. Roberts, Kellie Pickler
Description: Mirabelle and her traveling family band are determined to make their next gig at Vegetable Square Garden. On their journey, a winter storm hits, and they get stuck at a run-down resort. Mr. Beet, the grumpy manager makes them sing and clean for their supper. Why is Mr. Beet such a beast? And can Mirabelle's kindness change him? Find out in the hilarious and heartwarming tale of unconditional love.
Call Number: Children
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 16, 2017
Eloisa James
Description: "Miss Linnet Berry Thrynne is a beauty. Naturally, she's betrothed to a beast. ... Linnet has no idea of the danger posed to her heart by a man who may never love her in return. If she decides to be very wicked indeed, what price will she pay for taming his wild heart?"--from publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Jam
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 16, 2017
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Time Travel

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The beginning of Daylight Saving Time makes us feel like we're time traveling... Experience some time travelers with these books and movies as you spring ahead and set your clocks forward before bed on Saturday, March 11

A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court
Mark Twain
LP FIC Twa
Saving Hamlet
Molly Booth
YA FIC Boo
A Symphony Of Echoes
Jodi Taylor
FIC Tay
The Best Time Travel Stories Of All Time
Barry N Malzberg
SC SF Bes
All Our Wrong Todays
Elan Mastai
LP FIC Mas
The Butterfly Effect [DVD]
J. Mackye Gruber, Eric Bress, Ashton Kutcher, Melora Walters, Amy Smart
SciFi/Fantasy
Back To The Future : The Complete Trilogy
Robert Zemeckis, Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover
SciFi/Fantasy
The Door That Led To Where
Sally Gardner
YA FIC Gar
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure [DVD]
Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, MGM Home Entertainment Inc
Comedy
The End Of Eternity
Isaac Asimov
FIC Asi
Doctor Who : The Day Of The Doctor [DVD]
Nick Hurran, Steven Moffat, Christopher Eccleston, William Hartnell, Colin Baker
SciFi/Fantasy
The Shining Girls
Lauren Beukes
FIC Beu
Donnie Darko
Richard Kelly, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, James Duvall
SciFi/Fantasy
The Time Machine
H. G. Wells
FIC Wel
Doomsday Book [Audiobook]
Connie Willis, Jenny Sterlin, narrator
FIC Wil
The Time Machine [DVD]
Walter F Parkes, David Valdes, Simon Wells, John Logan, Guy Pearce
SciFi/Fantasy
Every Time With A Highlander
Gwyn Cready
FIC Cre
The Time Traveler's Wife
Audrey Niffenegger, William Hope, narrator, Laurel Lefkow, narrator
FIC Nif
Hyperion
Dan Simmons
FIC Sim
Time Bandits [DVD]
Terry Gilliam, David Warner, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Sean Connery
Comedy
Ithaca Falls
Steve Thayer
FIC Tha
Time Salvager
Wesley Chu
FIC Chu
Kindred [E-book]
Octavia E. Butler
Times Change [Audiobook]
Nora Roberts, Luke Daniels, narrator
FIC Rob
Library Of Souls
Ransom Riggs
Woman On The Edge Of Time
Marge Piercy
FIC Pie
Murder In Time [E-book]
Julie McElwain
Into The Universe With Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking, Gaiam Americas, Darlow Smithson Productions, Discovery Channel
523.1 Int
Outlander : A Novel
Diana Gabaldon
FIC Gab
Is Time Travel Possible?
Nick Hunter
YA 530.11 Hun
Peggy Sue Got Married
Kathleen Turner, Nicolas Cage, Francis Ford Coppola
Comedy
Time Travel : A History [Audiobook]
James Gleick, Rob Shapiro
530.11 Gle
Quantum Leap. The Complete First Season
Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Universal Pictures (Firm), Belisarius Productions
SciFi/Fantasy
So You Created A Wormhole : A Time Traveler's Guide To Time Travel
Phil Hornshaw, Nick Hurwitch
817 Hor
Replay
Ken Grimwood
LP FIC Gri

Mark Twain
Description: A blow on the head transports a Yankee to 528 A.D. where he proceeds to modernize King Arthur's kingdom.
Call Number: LP FIC Twa
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Jodi Taylor
Description: Behind the seemingly innocuous facade of St. Mary's Institute of Historical Research, a different kind of academic work is taking place. Just don't call it "time travel"--these historians "investigate major historical events in contemporary time." And they aren't your harmless eccentrics either; a more accurate description, as they ricochet around history, might be unintentional disaster-magnets. The Chronicles of St. Mary's tells the chaotic adventures of Madeleine Maxwell and her compatriots--Director Bairstow, Leon "Chief" Farrell, Mr. Markham, and many more--as they travel through time, saving St. Mary's (too often by the very seat of their pants) and thwarting time-travelling terrorists, all the while leaving plenty of time for tea.
Call Number: FIC Tay
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Elan Mastai
Description: You know the future that people in the 1950s imagined we'd have? Well, it happened. In Tom Barren's 2016, humanity thrives in a techno-utopian paradise of flying cars, moving sidewalks, and moon bases, where avocados never go bad and punk rock never existed, because it wasn't necessary. Except Tom just can't seem to find his place in this dazzling, idealistic world, and that's before his life gets turned upside down. Utterly blindsided by an accident of fate, Tom makes a rash decision that drastically changes not only his own life but the very fabric of the universe itself. In a time-travel mishap, Tom finds himself stranded in our 2016, what we think of as the real world. For Tom, our normal reality seems like a dystopian wasteland. But when he discovers wonderfully unexpected versions of his family, his career, and--maybe, just maybe--his soul mate, Tom has a decision to make. Does he fix the flow of history, bringing his utopian universe back into existence, or does he try to forge a new life in our messy, unpredictable reality? Tom's search for the answer takes him across countries, continents, and timelines in a quest to figure out, finally, who he really is and what his future--our future--is supposed to be.
Call Number: LP FIC Mas
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Robert Zemeckis, Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover
Description: Back to the Future: It's the mid-80's, and Marty McFly is your average 17-year-old slacker who happens to be friends with an inventor, Doc Brown. Doc's latest invention is a time machine, that ends up transporting Marty back to 1955 where he must bring his parents together so that he will exist when he gets back to his own time.Back to the Future Part II: Marty visits 2015 to straighten out the future of the McFly family, but Biff Tannen steals the time machine, and with it a book that allows his young self to amass a gambling fortune, which has significant consequences to the present. To correct the problems, Marty and Doc must return to 1955 to retrieve the book.Back to the Future part III: Doc Brown has decided to live in the Old West of the 1880's. But when he's in danger of meeting an untimely end, Marty travels back into the past to rescue him. There's just one problem: Doc is so smitten by a schoolteacher that he's become distracted. Now, it's up to Marty to keep Doc out of trouble, get the DeLorean running, and put the past, present and future on track so they can all get back to where and when they belong.
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, MGM Home Entertainment Inc
Description: Screwball comedy about two high school students who face a difficult history exam. With the help of a time-traveling messenger they round up some historical heavyweights for their class project!
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Nick Hurran, Steven Moffat, Christopher Eccleston, William Hartnell, Colin Baker
Description: The world's longest-running sci-fi series is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an explosive special. A celebration of Doctor Who unlike any other. "In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London's National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. All of reality is at stake as the Doctor's own dangerous past comes back to haunt him."
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Richard Kelly, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, James Duvall
Description: During the U.S. presidential election of 1988, a teen named Donnie sleepwalks out of his house one night and sees a giant, demonic-looking rabbit named Frank who tells him the world will end in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds. He returns home the next morning to find that a jet engine has crashed through his bedroom. As he tries to figure out why he survived and tries to deal with people in his town, Frank continues to turn up in Donnie's mind, causing him to commit acts of vandalism and worse.
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Connie Willis, Jenny Sterlin, narrator
Description: A crisis linking the past and future, strands an Oxford student in the most dangerous year of the Middle Ages.
Call Number: FIC Wil
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Gwyn Cready
Description: In a quest to bring peace to her beloved Scottish borderlands, fortune-teller and spy Undine Douglas agrees to marry a savage English colonel. Desparate to delay the wedding long enough to undermine the army's plans, Undine casts a spell to summon help and unexpectedly finds herself under the imperious gaze of handsome and talented Michael Kent, a twenty-first-century British director. Though he abandoned acting years ago, Michael will play whatever part it takes to guard Undine's saftety --- he's used to managing London's egocentric actors and high-handed patrons, after all. But not even Shakespeare could have forseen the sparks that fly when the colonel's plans force Undine and Michael into the roles of their lifetimes.
Call Number: FIC Cre
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Dan Simmons
Call Number: FIC Sim
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 13, 2016
Steve Thayer
Description: John Alden, former Ivy League football star and now professor of criminal justice, tells a stunned gathering of academics that he is a visitor from the twenty-first century - that he washed up on their campus and in their time after tumbling over a waterfall in the year 2010. He further claims to be a retired New York City homicide detective who went over Ithaca Falls in pursuit of a serial killer. The revelation sets off weeks of trepidation and soul searching in the steep hills and dramatic gorges of Cornell University as the strange visitor tells of the things to come - financial panic, economic depression, a second world war, and most importantly, an attempt to alter the course of history by assassinating Franklin Roosevelt.
Call Number: FIC Tha
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Octavia E. Butler
Description: Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned across the years to save him. After this first summons, Dana is drawn back, again and again, to the plantation to protect Rufus and ensure that he will grow to manhood and father the daughter who will become Dana's ancestor. Yet each time Dana's sojourns become longer and more dangerous, until it is uncertain whether or not her life will end, long before it has even begun.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Ransom Riggs
Description: When a madman is on the loose and Miss Peregrine in peril, Peculiar Children Jacob Portman and Emma Bloom stage rescue missions, meet new allies, and face great dangers.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Julie McElwain
Description: Beautiful and brilliant, Kendra Donovan is a rising star at the FBI. Yet her path to professional success hits a speed bump during a disastrous raid where half her team is murdered, a mole in the FBI is uncovered and she herself is severely wounded. As soon as she recovers, she goes rogue and travels to England to assassinate the man responsible for the deaths of her teammates. While fleeing from an unexpected assassin herself, Kendra escapes into a stairwell that promises sanctuary but when she stumbles out again, she is in the same place - Aldrich Castle - but in a different time: 1815, to be exact. Mistaken for a lady's maid hired to help with weekend guests, Kendra is forced to quickly adapt to the time period until she can figure out how she got there; and, more importantly, how to get back home. However, after the body of a young girl is found on the extensive grounds of the county estate, she starts to feel there's some purpose to her bizarre circumstances. Stripped of her twenty-first century tools, Kendra must use her wits alone in order to unmask a cunning madman.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Diana Gabaldon
Description: Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to 1743 Scotland, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for a young soldier, James Fraser.
Call Number: FIC Gab
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Kathleen Turner, Nicolas Cage, Francis Ford Coppola
Description: Peggy Sue, a mother of two who runs her own business & is coping with an impending divorce, attends her 25th high school reunion, where a freak mishap sends her decades back in time, giving her the power to create an entirely different future for herself.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Universal Pictures (Firm), Belisarius Productions
Description: Theorizing that he could time travel within his own lifetime, Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished. He woke trapped in the past. His only guide is Al, who appears in the form of a hologram that only Sam can see and hear.
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Ken Grimwood
Description: A fatal heart attacks returns forty-three-year-old Jeff Winston to his eighteen-year-old body, in 1963, and, with his memory of the next twenty-five years intact and the freedom to change his actions, he begins to live his life over again.
Call Number: LP FIC Gri
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Molly Booth
Description: Fifteen-year-old Emma is acting as stage manager for her school's production of Hamlet when she finds herself transported to the original staging of Hamlet in Shakespearean England.
Call Number: YA FIC Boo
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2016
Barry N Malzberg
Call Number: SC SF Bes
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
J. Mackye Gruber, Eric Bress, Ashton Kutcher, Melora Walters, Amy Smart
Description: Evan Treborn wants to be free of his disturbing childhood memories. As a young child, he often blacked out for long periods of time and would try to detail his life through journal writing. As a young adult, he revisits the journal entries to figure out the truth about his troubled childhood friends Kayleigh, Lenny, and Tommy. When he discovers he can travel back in time in order to set things right, he does so in order to save his beloved friends. But he discovers that for every change he makes in the past, there is an unexpected consequences in the future.
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Sally Gardner
Description: When sixteen-year-old AJ Flynn finds a mysterious key at his new job at a London law firm, he and his scrappy friends begin a series of journeys to 1830 where they discover a crime only they can solve.
Call Number: YA FIC Gar
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2016
Isaac Asimov
Description: Andrew Harlan is an Eternal, a member of the elite of the future. One of the few who live in Eternity, a location outside of place and time, Harlan's job is to create carefully controlled and enacted reality changes. These changes are small, exactingly calculated shifts in the course of history, made for the benefit of humankind. Though each change has been made for the greater good, there are also always costs. During one of his assignments, Harlan meets and falls in love with Noys Lambent, a woman who lives in real time and space. Then Harlan learns that Noys will cease to exist after the next change, and he risks everything to sneak her into Eternity.
Call Number: FIC Asi
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Lauren Beukes
Description: A time-traveling serial killer is impossible to trace-- until one of his victims survives. In Depression-era Chicago, Harper Curtis finds a key to a house that opens on to other times. But it comes at a cost. He has to kill the shining girls: bright young women, burning with potential. He stalks them through their lives across different eras until, in 1989, one of his victims, Kirby Mazrachi, survives and starts hunting him back. Working with an ex-homicide reporter who is falling for her, Kirby has to unravel an impossible mystery.
Call Number: FIC Beu
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
H. G. Wells
Description: The first and greatest portrayal of time travel is printed with a newly established text, a full biographical essay on Wells, a list of further reading, and detailed notes.
Call Number: FIC Wel
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Walter F Parkes, David Valdes, Simon Wells, John Logan, Guy Pearce
Description: Desperate to alter the course of time, a visionary scientist invents a revolutionary machine that propels him 800,000 years into the future. There he discovers that humans have evolved into two groups: the hunters and the hunted. Now he must fight to save himself, and all of mankind, in a final, desperate battle.
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Audrey Niffenegger, William Hope, narrator, Laurel Lefkow, narrator
Description: Clare first met her future husband, Henry, when he was 30 years her senior. However, as a result of Henry's Chrono-Displacement Disorder, when the couple married, they were only separated by eight years. Unable to stop shifting in time, Henry attempts to coup with the emotional trauma of missing and revisiting portions of his life.
Call Number: FIC Nif
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Terry Gilliam, David Warner, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Sean Connery
Description: Young Kevin's daydreams burst into astonishing and hilarious life when a band of time-traveling little men come crashing through his bedroom wardrobe and carry him off on an unbelievable crime spree, weaving through the greatest and strangest moments of history. Features Terry Gilliam Interview and trailer.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Wesley Chu
Description: Convicted criminal James Griffin-Mars is no one's hero. In his time, Earth is a toxic, abandoned world and humans have fled into the outer solar system to survive, eking out a fragile, doomed existence among the other planets and their moons. Those responsible for delaying humanity's demise believe time travel holds the key, and they have identified James, troubled though he is, as one of a select and expendable few ideally suited for the most dangerous job in history. James is a chronman, undertaking missions into Earth's past to recover resources and treasure without altering the timeline. The laws governing use of time travel are absolute; break any one of them and, one way or another, your life is over. Most chronmen never reach old age; the stress of each jump through time, compounded by the risk to themselves and to the future, means that many chronmen rapidly reach their breaking point, and James Griffin-Mars is nearing his. On a final mission that is to secure his retirement, James meets Elise Kim, an intriguing scientist from a previous century, who is fated to die during the destruction of an oceanic rig. Against his training and his common sense, and in violation of the chronmen's highest law, James brings Elise back to the future with him, saving her life, but turning them both into fugitives. Remaining free means losing themselves in the wild and poisonous wastes of Earth, somehow finding allies, and perhaps discovering what hope may yet remain for humanity's home world.
Call Number: FIC Chu
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Nora Roberts, Luke Daniels, narrator
Description: Cynical Jacob Hornblower has followed his brother, Caleb, back in time, hoping to convince him to return home. His mission is soon forgotten, however, when he finds himself captivated by Liberty's spitfire sister, Sunny. But can a man who is down on love truly understand the unbounded strength of the human heart?
Call Number: FIC Rob
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Marge Piercy
Description: Connie Ramos, a Chicana woman in her mid-thirties, who is living in New York and labeled insane, is committed to a mental institution. But the truth is that Connie is overwhelmingly sane, heroically sane, and tuned in to the future. Connie is able to communicate with the year 2137. Two totally different ways of life are competing. One is beautiful - communal, nonsexist, environmentally pure, open to ritual and magic. The other is a horror - totalitarian, exploitative, rigidly technological. In Connie's struggle to keep the institution's doctors from forcing her into a brain control operation, we find the timeless struggle between beauty and terror, between good and evil, with an astonishing outcome.
Call Number: FIC Pie
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Stephen Hawking, Gaiam Americas, Darlow Smithson Productions, Discovery Channel
Description: British physicist Stephen Hawking explores the mysteries of the universe, discussing the possibility of aliens, time travel, and how the universe began.
Call Number: 523.1 Int
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Nick Hunter
Description: Provides facts about the science of time travel, discussing its possibilities, paradoxes, and wormholes.
Call Number: YA 530.11 Hun
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
James Gleick, Rob Shapiro
Description: Gleick's story begins at the turn of the twentieth century with the young H.G. Wells writing and rewriting the fantastic tale that became his first book, an international sensation, The Time Machine. A host of forces were converging to transmute the human understanding of time, some philosophical and some technological--the electric telegraph, the steam railroad, the discovery of buried civilizations, and the perfection of clocks. Gleick tracks the evolution of time travel as an idea in the culture--from Marcel Proust to Doctor Who, from Woody Allen to Jorge Luis Borges. He explores the inevitable looping paradoxes and examines the porous boundary between pulp fiction and modern physics. Finally, he delves into a temporal shift that is unsettling our own moment: the instantaneous wired world, with its all-consuming present and vanishing future.
Call Number: 530.11 Gle
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Phil Hornshaw, Nick Hurwitch
Call Number: 817 Hor
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
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1Q84
Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin, Philip Gabriel
FIC Mur
My Father's Notebook
Kader Abdolah, Susan Massotty
FIC Abd
A Mad Desire To Dance [Large Print]
Elie Wiesel, Catherine Temerson
LP FIC Wie
On Black Sisters' Street : A Novel
Chika Unigwe
FIC Uni
Absent : A Novel
Batūl Khuḍayrī, Muhayman Jamil
FIC Khu
Palace Walk
Najīb Maḥfūẓ
FIC Mah
Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
FIC Adi
The Alchemist [Audiobook]
Paulo Coelho, Jeremy Irons
FIC Coe
Death And The Penguin
Andreĭ Kurkov, George Bird
FIC Kur
The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao [Large Print]
Junot Díaz
LP FIC Dia
Death Of A Red Heroine
Xiaolong Qiu
FIC Qiu
The Complete Persepolis
Marjane Satrapi
955.054 Sat
Dreaming In Cuban
Cristina García
FIC
The God Of Small Things [Audiobook]
Arundhati Roy, Donada Peters
FIC Roy
Invitation To A Beheading
Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
FIC Nab
The White Tiger
Aravind Adiga
FIC Adi
Life And Death Are Wearing Me Out
Yan Mo, Howard Goldblatt
FIC Mo
Things Fall Apart
Chinua Achebe
FIC Ach
Metro 2033 [Audiobook]
Dmitriĭ Glukhovskiĭ, Rupert Degas
FIC Glu

Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin, Philip Gabriel
Description: An ode to George Orwell's "1984" told in alternating male and female voices relates the stories of Aomame, an assassin for a secret organization who discovers that she has been transported to an alternate reality, and Tengo, a mathematics lecturer and novice writer.
Call Number: FIC Mur
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Elie Wiesel, Catherine Temerson
Description: Doriel, a European orphan transplanted to New York, carries with him a profound sense of desperation and loss. His mother, a resistance leader during World War II, survived the war but soon afterward died in a car crash with Doriel's father. His longing for his parents and their secrets haunt him, leaving him unable to experience the most basic joys in life. A gifted psychoanalyst helps bring him to a crossroads: to a shocking discovery about his mother's life and his own birth, and to the understanding that even the most intimate of wounds can be healed.
Call Number: LP FIC Wie
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Batūl Khuḍayrī, Muhayman Jamil
Call Number: FIC Khu
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 29, 2016
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Description: "A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to start a new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Adi
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Andreĭ Kurkov, George Bird
Description: Aspiring writer Viktor Zolotaryov leads a down-and-out life in poverty-and-violence-wracked Kiev--he's out of work and his only friend is a penguin, Misha, that he rescued when the local zoo started getting rid of animals. Even more nerve-wracking: a local mobster has taken a shine to Misha and wants to keep borrowing him for events. But Viktor thinks he's finally caught a break when he lands a well-paying job at the Kiev newspaper writing "living obituaries" of local dignitaries--articles to be filed for use when the time comes. The only thing is, it seems the time always comes as soon as Viktor writes the article. Slowly understanding that his own life may be in jeopardy, Viktor also realizes that the only thing that might be keeping him alive is his penguin.
Call Number: FIC Kur
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 29, 2016
Xiaolong Qiu
Call Number: FIC Qiu
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Cristina García
Call Number: FIC
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 29, 2016
Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
Call Number: FIC Nab
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 29, 2016
Yan Mo, Howard Goldblatt
Description: Ximen Nao, a landowner known for his generosity and kindness to his peasants, is not only stripped of his land and worldly possessions in Mao's Land Reform Movement of 1948, but is cruelly executed, despite his protestations of innocence. He goes to Hell, where Lord Yama, king of the underworld, has Ximen Nao tortured endlessly, trying to make him admit his guilt, to no avail. Finally, in disgust, Lord Yama allows Ximen Nao to return to earth, to his own farm, where he is reborn not as a human but first as a donkey, then an ox, pig, dog, monkey, and finally the big-headed boy Lan Qiansui. Through the earthy and hugely entertaining perspectives of these animals, Ximen Nao narrates fifty years of modern Chinese history, ending on the eve of the new millennium. Here is an absolutely spellbinding tale that reveals the author's love of the land, beset by so many ills, traditional and modern.
Call Number: FIC Mo
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 29, 2016
Dmitriĭ Glukhovskiĭ, Rupert Degas
Description: "The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct and the half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past greatness of humankind, but the last remains of civilisation have already become a distant memory. Man has handed over stewardship of the Earth to new life-forms. Mutated by radiaiton, they are better adapted to the new world. A few score thousand survivors live on, not knowing whether they are the only ones left on Earth, living in the Moscow Metro--the biggest air-raid shelter ever built. Stations have become mini-statelets, their people united around ideas, religions, water-filters, or the need to repulse enemy incursion. VDNKh is the northernmost inhabited station on its line, one of the Metro's best stations and secure. But a new and terrible threat has appeared. Artyom, a young man living in VDNKh, is given the task of penetrating to the heart of the Metro to alert everyone to the danger and to get help. He holds the future of his station in his hands, the whole Metro--and maybe the whole of humanity."--Container.
Call Number: FIC Glu
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 29, 2016
Kader Abdolah, Susan Massotty
Call Number: FIC Abd
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Chika Unigwe
Call Number: FIC Uni
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 29, 2016
Najīb Maḥfūẓ
Call Number: FIC Mah
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 29, 2016
Paulo Coelho, Jeremy Irons
Description: "An Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within."--Summary from book.
Call Number: FIC Coe
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Junot Díaz
Call Number: LP FIC Dia
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 29, 2016
Marjane Satrapi
Call Number: 955.054 Sat
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Arundhati Roy, Donada Peters
Description: In 1969 in Kerala, India, Rahel and her twin brother, Estha, struggle to forge a childhood for themselves amid the destruction of their family life, as they discover that the entire world can be transformed in a single moment.
Call Number: FIC Roy
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Aravind Adiga
Description: Balram Halwai is a complicated man. Servant. Philosopher. Entrepreneur. Murderer. Over the course of seven nights, by the scattered light of a preposterous chandelier, Balram tells the terrible and transfixing story of how he came to be a success in life -- having nothing but his own wits to help him along.
Call Number: FIC Adi
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Chinua Achebe
Description: Okonkwo is a great warrior and one of the powerful men in his village. When white missionaries and government bureaucrats threaten their tribal customs, he takes violent action.
Call Number: FIC Ach
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
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Need a little more dark and gritty in your life? Urban ficton/street lit focuses on darker characters, and the socio-economic impacts and murky side of city living. If you like books with a little more edge, buckle up. You're in for a treat.

A Sinful Calling [Audiobook]
Kimberla Lawson Roby, Maria Howell, Peter Jay Fernandez
FIC Rob
Kiss The Ring : An Urban Tale
Meesha Mink
FIC Min
Always Unique
Nikki Turner
Mama's Boy
ReShonda Tate Billingsley
FIC Bil
Animal : The Beginning
author K'wan, K'wan. Animal
FIC Kwa
Miami
Nikki Turner
FIC Tur
Caught Up
Shannon Holmes
FIC Hol
Mirror Image
Ice-T (Musician), Jorge Hinojosa
FIC Ice
Caught Up
Amir Abrams
YA FIC Abr
No More Mr. Nice Guy
Carl Weber, Stephanie Covington
FIC Web
Death Wish : A Story Of The Mafia
1918-1992 Iceberg Slim
FIC Ice
The Banks Sisters
Nikki Turner
FIC Tur
Deceit And Devotion
R. M. (Rodney Marcus) Johnson
FIC Joh
The Block
Treasure Hernandez
FIC Her
Falling Out Of Place
M. G Higgins
YA FIC Hig
The Coldest Winter Ever
Sister Souljah
Games Women Play
Zaire Crown
FIC Cro
The Family Business
Carl Weber, Eric Pete
FIC Web
Gangsta
author K'wan
FIC Kwa
The Fix
author K'wan
FIC Kwa
Heartbreak Of A Hustler's Wife [Audiobook]
Nikki Turner, Bahni Turpin
FIC Tur
The Joneses [E-book]
Shelia M. Goss
Hot Flash
Carrie H. Johnson
FIC Joh
The Score
Kiki Swinson
FIC Swi
Jinn And Juice
Nicole Peeler
FIC Pee
Uptown Thief
Aya De León
FIC De L

Kimberla Lawson Roby, Maria Howell, Peter Jay Fernandez
Description: "Two years ago, to everyone's surprise, Dillon Whitfield Black, the secret son of Reverend Curtis Black, boldly moved back home, married a woman named Raven, decided he was going to become a minister and then founded a church right in the center of his living room. Today he's pastor of an 1000-plus-member congregation, and new members are joining weekly. Sadly, behind closed doors, Dillon is far from being a saint. Dillon has become more like the man his father was thirty years ago consumed with money, power and lots of women. His family may have forgiven him, but they continue to keep their distance. Not Alicia, though. This daughter of Curtis Black joins Dillon's congregation, leaving her father's church behind. The family has forgiven Alicia for marrying Levi Cunningham, the former drug dealer she had an affair with, but once Alicia realizes they will never fully accept Levi, she decides to see her family less and less. But when Raven decides she wants a higher position in the church and Alicia hides a devastating secret, the entire family is affected in ways they don't see coming. In the end, no one will be able to trust anyone and for very good reason."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Rob
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 22, 2016
Nikki Turner
Description: Unique is ready to reinvent herself, no matter how much it costs to leave her past behind. But when old enemies threathen her new life, Unique's about to pay them back with a vengeance.
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2016
author K'wan, K'wan. Animal
Description: Tayshawn is one of the children the world throws away. The neighborhood kids give him the nickname "Animal." When his older brother, the only person in his life who shows him kindness, is taken away, Tayshawn will have to adapt to survive in the jungle.
Call Number: FIC Kwa
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2016
Shannon Holmes
Description: Living a very comfortable life with her daughter and husband, Dixyn Greene's life is blown apart when her husbands is taken away by the feds and she must do whatever it takes to maintain her lavish life.
Call Number: FIC Hol
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2016
Amir Abrams
Description: Bored with her straitlaced life, Kennedy Simms begins hanging out with a party-girl co-worker who encourages her to don sexy outfits, lie to her parents, and chase an older bad boy.
Call Number: YA FIC Abr
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2016
1918-1992 Iceberg Slim
Description: Chronicles the clash between Jimmy Collucci, an ambitious member of Chicago's Mafia, and Jessie Taylor, an African American driven by revenge and hatred to destroy Collucci's infamous organization.
Call Number: FIC Ice
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2016
R. M. (Rodney Marcus) Johnson
Description: An urban drama revolving around a family and the interconnected branches of its extended world.
Call Number: FIC Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2016
M. G Higgins
Description: Gabby Herrera cannot compete with her responsible, obedient, perfect student sister and her parents do not understand or accept the C-average, basketball-loving Gabby.
Call Number: YA FIC Hig
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2016
Zaire Crown
Description: At thirty-seven, Tuesday is eager for a better way of life. That means getting out of the game her gentleman's club has been fronting. Her all-female "business" team has made a fortune using the club to attract, seduce - and rob - wealthy men. But in addition to being squeezed by a corrupt cop, an unfortunate incident has put Tuesday deep in debt to a ruthless gun dealer and is creating dangerous dissent behind-the-scenes.
Call Number: FIC Cro
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2016
author K'wan
Description: "For years, Lou-Loc - an efficient assassin and O.G. of the Crip organization - did dirt. After dancing on the razor's edge, he becomes weary of the street life that consumed him during his years of service to his set. He begins to wonder, Is there a better way to make a living? Lou-Loc and his sociopath counterpart, "Gutter", leave L.A for the colorful streets of New York. Lou-Loc has dreams of becoming a writer. Gutter has dreams of becoming a King Pin"--Fantasic Fiction.
Call Number: FIC Kwa
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2016
Nikki Turner, Bahni Turpin
Description: Yarni Taylor is a successful corporate attorney who wants nothing more than for her husband, Des, to renounce his hustlin' ways and commit to his life as a pastor, especially after someone tries to kill him. But Des isn't ready to abandon his old habits just yet. He has to find out who is behind the murder attempt, and he wonders if the brazen robbery that took place during one of his church services is related in any way. But before he or Yarni can regain their footing, a young woman shows up on their doorstep, Desember Day, the eighteen-year-old daughter Des never knew he had. And, unfortunately, she takes after her father, so trouble isn't far behind.
Call Number: FIC Tur
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 22, 2016
Carrie H. Johnson
Description: "Muriel Mabley will do whatever it takes to put Philadelphia's most vicious killer in lockdown for good until her troubled younger sister in witness protection receives a terrifying warning--and Muriel's long-time partner, Laughton, reveals he knows more than he should about her and Muriel's shattered past. And when Laughton's ex-wife and her new husband turn up dead, his own secrets will send Muriel down a twisted trail of lethal leads, disappeared witnesses, and the ultimate wrenching betrayal." -- Cover [page 4].
Call Number: FIC Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2016
Nicole Peeler
Description: "Born in ancient Persia, Leila turned to her house Jinni, Kouros, for help escaping an arranged marriage. Kouros did make it impossible for her to marry--by cursing Leila to live a thousand years as a Jinni herself. Unfortunately, becoming Bound may risk more than just her chance to be human once more--it could risk her very soul"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Pee
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2016
Meesha Mink
Description: Naeema "Queen" Cole takes care of herself. From the death of her parents when she was just eleven years old to when she found herself pregnant and alone at sixteen, Naeema has had to make her own way in the world. She tried being a wife, but ultimately found that she and Tank, now her ex-husband, are better friends and occasional lovers than partners. But the sudden and brutal murder of Brandon, the son she never knew, forces Naeema to reconsider the way she has lived her life. Desperate to avenge her son's death and determined to take justice into her own hands, Naeema becomes "Queen" as she infiltrates a gang to discover her boy's killer. But when she starts to fall for the leader of the crew, will she still have the resolve to do what must be done?
Call Number: FIC Min
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2016
ReShonda Tate Billingsley
Description: "Gloria Jones is living a mother's worst fear. There's a massive manhunt for her son after a regular night out with friends escalated into the fatal shooting of a police officer. Her husband, esteemed minister Elton Jones, is humiliated by the news, complicating an already strained relationship with his son. And everyone in Jasper, Texas, a town already ripe with racial tension, is up in arms. But the killer they're searching for isn't the son Gloria knows, and now she must decide whether to turn him in or help him run. As the seventeen-year-old battles for his life, Gloria turns to the woman hell bent on bringing him to justice--prosecutor Kay Christiansen. Kay has built a solid record putting criminals behind bars and now, as she's about to ride the record to the city's top spot--Mayor of Houston--this new case could threaten everything she's worked for. But a mother's love knows no boundaries, and Gloria will have to face an ugly past and tackle painful secrets in an effort to save her son"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bil
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2016
Nikki Turner
Description: Going from the golden child to the black sheep of the family is a bitter pill for Bianca to swallow, but eventually she becomes immune to what her family thinks of her. Besides, she has Ceasar, her Latin knight in shining armor, to show her the unconditional love she craves. New to Virginia, Caesar doesn’t know much about Bianca, but she makes it a point to tell him everything—well, almost everything—there is to tell about her reputation before the streets get to talking. Even then, Caesar's love for Bianca never wavers, making her feel worthy of love no matter who she used to be. Unbeknownst to Bianca, Caesar has a questionable past himself. Only Caesar’s family in Miami knows the truth, and since he’s estranged from them, Bianca has no way of finding out. When that one secret Bianca fails to tell Caesar is exposed, a chain of events forces Bianca out of Virginia and into the heat of Miami. Caesar may not have wanted Bianca to get to know his family, but he has no say in it now. Bianca felt like nobody in Virginia, but in Miami, she’s hell bent on becoming a boss.
Call Number: FIC Tur
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2016
Ice-T (Musician), Jorge Hinojosa
Description: Former gang leader Crush Casey returns to New York's underworld after a twenty-year sentence in Attica and endeavors to use his power to clean up the city's streets, only to be confronted by a dangerous Armenian gangster.
Call Number: FIC Ice
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2016
Carl Weber, Stephanie Covington
Description: Niles has just returned from eight years of serving his country as a Special Forces sniper. He's looking forward to a consulting job with Dynamic Defense and spending time with his family, including his bi-polar mother, Lorna, and his hard-drinking uncle, Willie. What Niles doesn't know is that Dynamic Defense is actually a CIA front. He's not interested in joining them, but they won't take no for an answer.
Call Number: FIC Web
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2016
Nikki Turner
Description: Meet the Banks sisters--Simone, Bunny, Tallhya, and Ginger. The four beauties are living under the same roof, but they can't stand each other. Their only common denominator is their loving grandmother, Me-Ma. Tragedy strikes when Me-Ma has a fatal heart attack. The sisters are shocked to find that she left the house and all her money to the church. Now the pastor wants them out. To make matters worse, Bunny already owes over a hundred thousand dollars to a very dangerous man.
Call Number: FIC Tur
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2016
Treasure Hernandez
Description: On the outside, Tone seems to have it all. He has a father he looks up to and an older brother who keeps him under his wing, until the day his father crosses a line that changes everything. Tone is forced to enter a world he knew nothing about. Detective Abraham is obsessed with power and money, so he has figured out a way to play on both sides of the tracks when it comes to organized crime. The only thing stopping him from making it to the top spot is Santiago, one of the most feared suppliers in the country. Santiago's only weakness is his daughter, Serena. Detective Abraham develops a plan that involves his son, Tone, getting close to Serena.
Call Number: FIC Her
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2016
Sister Souljah
Description: After a black drug dealer goes to jail in Brooklyn, his ruthless 17-year-old daughter takes over his empire. A look at the mores and manners of the black underclass.
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2016
Carl Weber, Eric Pete
Description: By day, the Duncans are an upstanding family who run a thriving car dealership in Queens. By night, they live a dangerous secret life. L.C. Duncan, patriarch of the family, is at the age when he's starting to think about retirement in sunny Florida. But the recession is taking a bite out of the business and, worrying more, he has to decide which of his children should take over. When his workaholic son Orlando gets the nod, Orlando's siblings--including the favorite son Vegas, conniving daughter London, glamorous party girl Paris and flamboyant nightclub owner Rio--are up in arms. But so are the Zunigas, a rival family whose fragile business alliance with the Duncans may explode at any moment. When Vegas suddenly breaks away from the family, London's lawyer husband, Harris, makes a play for the company and all hell breaks loose. Selling cars, it turns out, is only a small part of the Duncans' family business. Each member of the family has a secret expertise to reveal. And now, under siege from the Mafia, Mexican drug cartels and the Zunigas, the Duncans will have to stick together--or die separately.
Call Number: FIC Web
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2016
author K'wan
Description: Persia Chandler doesn't know the meaning of the world struggle. After the arrest of her notorious father, she is whisked away from Harlem, the only place she has ever called home, to be raised in an affluent neighborhood in Long Island City. Her mother and stepfather shower her with the best that life has to offer. During her senior year in high school, she convinces her parents to let her transfer from Catholic school to attend public school. That is the start of her problems, but it's hardly the end. In her new school, Persia is reunited with the friends she was forced to move away from, and starts to drift further and further from the life her mother and stepfather have built for her. To the sheltered Persia, the Harlem underworld is like one big adventure. Things promise to get even more interesting when she starts dating a dealer named Chucky. He introduces her to his world of sex, money, and drugs, dragging Persia along with him on a long and bitter ride into the bowels of addiction.
Call Number: FIC Kwa
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2016
Shelia M. Goss
Description: "Keeping up with the Joneses isn't all it's made out to be. In this intriguing novel full of drama and plot twists, one family tries to hold on to their 'perfect' life before their secrets, lies, and scandals are exposed."--P. [4] of cover.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Aug 22, 2016
Kiki Swinson
Description: "Lauren Kelly looks to turn the tables on her lover and accomplice, Matt Connors, when she learns that Matt and their partner, Yancy, are preparing to stab her in the back to keep a multimillionaire tycoon's money to themselves. As Lauren plots to settle the score, the real threat closes in on all three of them." -- Publisher annotation.
Call Number: FIC Swi
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2016
Aya De León
Description: Marisol Rivera uses her escort service business as a cover to rob New York City's rich and powerful.
Call Number: FIC De L
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2016
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Combat troubled times with knowledge! At your fingertips are the stories of other activists who dared to create change, and guides to creating change in your own communities.

A People's History Of The United States : 1492-present
Howard Zinn
973 Zin 2003
Stamped From The Beginning : The Definitive History Of Racist Ideas In America
Ibram X. Kendi
305.8 Ken
Becoming A Citizen Activist : Stories, Strategies & Advice For Changing Our World
Nick Licata
324.2 Lic
Talk Like Ted [Audiobook]
Carmine Gallo
658.452 Gal
Black Lives Matter
Sue Bradford Edwards, Duchess Harris
YA 305.8 Edw
The Beautiful Struggle
Ta-Nehisi Coates
B Coa
Caring Economics : Conversations On Altruism And Compassion, Between Scientists, Economists, And The Dalai Lama
Tania Singer, Matthieu Ricard, Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʾdzin-rgya-mtsho
174.4 Car
The Fight For Fifteen : The Right Wage For A Working America
David Rolf, Corrie Watterson Bryant
331.23 Rol
Citizenville : How To Take The Town Square Digital And Reinvent Government
Gavin Christopher Newsom, Lisa Dickey
352.38 New
The Fractured Republic [Audiobook]
Yuval Levin
306.2 Lev
Congratulations, By The Way : Some Thoughts On Kindness
George Saunders
177.7 Sau
The Green Boat : Reviving Ourselves In Our Capsized Culture
Mary Bray Pipher
303.4 Pip
Far And Away : Reporting From The Brink Of Change : Seven Continents, Twenty-five Years
Andrew Solomon
303.4 Sol
The New Jim Crow : Mass Incarceration In The Age Of Colorblindness
Michelle Alexander
364.973 Ale
Fighting For Common Ground : How We Can Fix The Stalemate In Congress
Olympia J. (Olympia Jean) Snowe
328.73 Sno
The Parties Versus The People : How To Turn Republicans And Democrats Into Americans
Mickey Edwards
320.973 Edw
Forgetting To Be Afraid
Wendy Davis
B Dav
This Is An Uprising : How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping The Twenty-first Century
Mark Engler, Paul Engler
303.61 Eng
Give Us The Ballot : The Modern Struggle For Voting Rights In America
Ari Berman
324.62 Ber
To Protect And Serve : How To Fix America's Police
Norm Stamper
ordered 071416
Hope Against Hope : Three Schools, One City, And The Struggle To Educate America's Children
Sarah Carr
371.93 Car
We Too Sing America : South Asian, Arab, Muslim, And Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future
Deepa (Deepa Vasudeva) Iyer
305.8 Iye
Indivisible : Poems For Social Justice
Gail Bush, Randy Meyer
YA 811.008 Ind
We Were Feminists Once : From Riot Grrrl To Covergirl®, The Buying And Selling Of A Political Movement
Andi Zeisler
305.42 Zei
Integration Nation : Immigrants, Refugees, And America At Its Best
Susan E Eaton
305.8 Eat
Winning Arguments : What Works And Doesn't Work In Politics, The Bedroom, The Courtroom, And The Classroom
Stanley Eugene Fish
808 Fis
March. Book One
John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
J 323.1 Lew Book 1

Howard Zinn
Call Number: 973 Zin 2003
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 15, 2016
Nick Licata
Call Number: 324.2 Lic
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
Sue Bradford Edwards, Duchess Harris
Description: "Black Lives Matter covers the shootings that touched off passionate protests, the work of activists to bring about a more just legal system, and the tensions in US society that these events have brought to light."--from the publisher's website
Call Number: YA 305.8 Edw
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 15, 2016
Tania Singer, Matthieu Ricard, Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʾdzin-rgya-mtsho
Description: Can the hyperambitious, bottom-line-driven practices of the global economy incorporate compassion into the pursuit of wealth? Or is economics driven solely by materialism and self-interest? In Caring Economics, experts consider these questions alongside the Dalai Lama in a wide-ranging, scientific-based discussion on economics and altruism.
Call Number: 174.4 Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
Gavin Christopher Newsom, Lisa Dickey
Description: "By integrating democratic government with cutting-edge American innovation, the lieutenant governor of California charts a bright future for open-source America. Citizenville is the story of how ordinary citizens can use new digital tools to dissolve political gridlock and transform American democracy"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 352.38 New
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
George Saunders
Description: Drawing on his well-received convocation address at Syracuse University, author and teacher George Saunders shows how to lead a kinder, more fulfilling life.
Call Number: 177.7 Sau
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
Andrew Solomon
Description: Psychologist, lecturer and activist Andrew Solomon's essays about places undergoing seismic political and cultural shifts, around the globe and across a generation. A testament to the importance of travel and bearing witness, they encompass South Africa and Brazil, China and Romania, Guatemala and the Solomon Islands, exploring history as it unfolds, largely through the people who are creating and being shaped by it. Far and Away chronicles a life's journey to the nexus of hope, courage, and the uncertainty of lived experience, while illuminating the development of Solomon's insightful and empathetic worldview. These essays are rooted in intimate, deeply moving stories that reveal and revel in our common humanity.--Adapted from dust jacket.
Call Number: 303.4 Sol
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
Olympia J. (Olympia Jean) Snowe
Description: In this timely call to action, Snowe explores the roots of her belief in principled policy-making and bipartisan compromise. A leading moderate with a reputation for crossing the aisle, Snowe proposes solutions for bridging the partisan divide in Washington.
Call Number: 328.73 Sno
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
Wendy Davis
Description: A personal memoir by the 2014 Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate traces her upbringing by a single-mom high school dropout, her divorce, her Harvard Law School education and the early political achievements that led to her successful 2008 election to the Texas Senate.
Call Number: B Dav
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 15, 2016
Ari Berman
Description: On the fiftieth anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, an account of the continuing battle over the right to vote The adoption of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 enfranchised millions of Americans and is regarded as the crowning achievement of the civil rights movement. And yet fifty years later we are still fighting heated battles over race, representation, and political power--over the right to vote, the central pillar of our democracy. A history of voting rights since 1965, Give Us the Ballot tells the story of what happened after the act was passed. Berman chronicles the transformative impact the act had on American democracy and investigates how the fight over the right to vote has continued in the decades since. From new strategies to keep minorities out of the voting booth, to cynical efforts to limit political representation by gerrymandering electoral districts, to the Supreme Court's recent decision that declared a key part of the Voting Rights Act itself unconstitutional, to the efforts by the Justice Department and grassroots activists to counter these attacks, Berman tells the story of the pitched contest over the very heart of our democracy.--Excerpted from statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 324.62 Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
Sarah Carr
Description: "Geraldlynn is a lively, astute 14-year-old. Her family, displaced by Hurricane Katrina, returns home to find a radically altered public education system. Geraldlynns parents hope their daughter's new school will prepare her college-but the teenager has ideals and ambitions of her own. Aidan is a fresh-faced Harvard grad drawn to New Orleans by the possibility of bringing change to a flood-ravaged city. He teaches at an ambitious charter school with a group of newcomers determined to show the world they can use science, data, and hard work to build a model school. Mary Laurie is a veteran educator who becomes principal of one of the first public high schools to reopen after Katrina. Laurie and her staff find they must fight each day not only to educate the city's teenagers, but to keep the Walker community safe and whole. In this powerful narrative non-fiction debut, the lives of these three characters provide readers with a vivid and sobering portrait of education in twenty-first-century America. Hope Against Hope works in the same tradition as Random Family and There Are No Children Here to capture the challenges of growing up and learning in a troubled world"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 371.93 Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
Gail Bush, Randy Meyer
Description: "Anthology including over 50 works of poetry by 20th century writers on issues related to social justice in American society. Foreword by COMMON"-- Provided by publisher".
Call Number: YA 811.008 Ind
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
Susan E Eaton
Description: Integration Nation takes readers on a compelling cross-country journey, introducing us to the people challenging America's xenophobic impulses by welcoming immigrants and collaborating with the foreign-born as they become integral members of their new communities. In Utah, we meet educators who connect newly arrived Spanish-speaking students and U.S.-born English-speaking students, who share classrooms and learn in two languages. In North Carolina, we visit the nation's fastest-growing community-development credit union, serving immigrants and U.S.- born depositors and helping to lower borrowing thresholds and crime rates alike. In recent years, politicians in a handful of local communities and states have passed laws and regulations designed to make it easier to deport unauthorized immigrants or to make their lives so unpleasant that they'd just leave. The media's unrelenting focus on these ultimately self-defeating measures created the false impression that these politicians speak for most of America. They don't. Integration Nation movingly reminds us that we each have choices to make about how to think and act in the face of the rapid cultural transformation that has reshaped the United States. Giving voice to people who choose integration over exclusion, who opt for open-heartedness instead of fear, Integration Nation is a desperately needed road map for a nation still finding its way beyond anti-immigrant hysteria to higher ground--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 305.8 Eat
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 15, 2016
John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
Description: This graphic novel is a first-hand account of Congressman John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. Book one spans Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall. HIs commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Wasiington D.C., and from receiving beatings from state troopers, to receiving the Medal of Freedom awarded to him by Baraka Obama, the first African-American president -- From cover flaps.
Call Number: J 323.1 Lew Book 1
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
Ibram X. Kendi
Description: Americans like to insist that we are living in a postracial, color-blind society. In fact, racist thought is alive and well; it has simply become more sophisticated and more insidious. Historian Ibram X. Kendi argues that racist ideas in this country have a long and lingering history, one in which nearly every great American thinker is complicit. Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti-Black racist ideas and their power over the course of American history. Stamped from the Beginning uses the lives of five major American intellectuals to offer a window into the contentious debates between assimilationists and segregationists and between racists and antiracists. From Puritan minister Cotton Mather to Thomas Jefferson, from fiery abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison to brilliant scholar W. E. B. Du Bois to legendary anti-prison activist Angela Davis, Kendi shows how and why some of our leading proslavery and pro-civil rights thinkers have challenged or helped cement racist ideas in America. Racist thinking did not arise from ignorance or hatred. Racist ideas were created and popularized in an effort to defend deeply entrenched discriminatory policies and to rationalize the nation's racial inequities in everything from wealth to health. While racist ideas are easily produced and easily consumed, they can also be discredited. Stamped from the Beginning offers us the tools we need to expose them--and in the process, gives us reason to hope.--From publisher's description
Call Number: 305.8 Ken
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
Carmine Gallo
Description: By revealing the top nine secrets of the most successful TED Talks ever given, author and communications guru Carmine Gallo gives readers the ultimate guide to public speaking.
Call Number: 658.452 Gal
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Description: Son of Vietnam vet and black awareness advocate Paul Coates--a poor man who set out to publish lost classics of black history--Ta- Nehisi drifts toward salvation at Howard University, while his ominous brother Big Bill finds his own rhythm hustling.
Call Number: B Coa
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
David Rolf, Corrie Watterson Bryant
Description: The fight for a higher minimum wage has become the biggest national labor story in decades. Beginning in November 2012, strikes by fast food workers spread across the country, landing in Seattle in May 2013. Within a year, Seattle had adopted a $15 minimum wage--the highest in the United States--without a bloody political battle. Combining history, economics, and commonsense political wisdom, The Fight for Fifteen makes a deeply informed case for a national $15/hour minimum wage as the only practical solution to reversing America's decades-long slide toward becoming a low-wage nation. David Rolf offers an explanation of "middle out" economics, an emerging popular economic theory that suggests that the origins of prosperity in capitalist economies lie with workers and consumers, not investors and employers. A blueprint for a different and hopeful American future, The Fight for Fifteen offers concrete tools, ideas, and inspiration for anyone interested in real change in our lifetimes--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 331.23 Rol
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 15, 2016
Yuval Levin
Description: Levin argues for a modernizing politics that avoids both radical individualism and a centralizing statism and instead revives the middle layers of society, families and communities, schools and churches, charities and associations, local governments and markets. Through them, Americans can achieve not a single solution to the problems of the age but multiple and tailored answers fitted to the daunting range of challenges and suited to enable an American revival.
Call Number: 306.2 Lev
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
Mary Bray Pipher
Description: Offers guidance for transforming fears about environmental issues into useful forces in individual lives, advocating the taking of small, constructive steps toward handling problems that seem beyond our control, and maintaining hope.
Call Number: 303.4 Pip
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
Michelle Alexander
Description: "As the United States celebrates the nation's "triumph over race" with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been labeled felons for life. Although Jim Crow laws have been wiped off the books, an astounding percentage of the African American community remains trapped in a subordinate status - much like their grandparents before them." "In this incisive critique, former litigator-turned-legal-scholar Michelle Alexander provocatively argues that we have not ended racial caste in America: we have simply redesigned it. Alexander shows that, by targeting black men and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control, even as it formally adheres to the principle of color blindness. The New Jim Crow challenges the civil rights community - and all of us - to place mass incarceration at the forefront of a new movement for racial justice in America."--BOOK JACKET.
Call Number: 364.973 Ale
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 15, 2016
Mickey Edwards
Description: A former congressman draws on his first-hand experience with legislative battles to present a solution-based, practical way to break the stranglehold of the political party system and banish the negative effects of partisan warfare.
Call Number: 320.973 Edw
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
Mark Engler, Paul Engler
Description: "Strategic nonviolent action has reasserted itself as a potent force in shaping public debate and forcing political change. Whether it is an explosive surge of protest calling for racial justice in the United States, a demand for democratic reform in Hong Kong or Mexico, a wave of uprisings against dictatorship in the Middle East, or a tent city on Wall Street that spreads throughout the country, when mass movements erupt onto our television screens, the media portrays them as being as spontaneous and unpredictable. In This is an Uprising, political analysts Mark and Paul Engler uncover the organization and well-planned strategies behind such outbursts of protest, examining core principles that have been used to spark and guide moments of transformative unrest. This is an Uprising traces the evolution of civil resistance, providing new insights into the contributions of early experimenters such as Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., groundbreaking theorists such as Gene Sharp and Frances Fox Piven, and contemporary practitioners who have toppled repressive regimes in countries such as South Africa, Serbia, and Egypt. Drawing from discussions with activists now working to defend human rights, challenge corporate corruption, and combat climate change, the Englers show how people with few resources and little influence in conventional politics can nevertheless engineer momentous upheavals. Although it continues to prove its importance in political life, the strategic use of nonviolent action is poorly understood. Nonviolence is usually studied as a philosophy or moral code, rather than as a method of political conflict, disruption, and escalation. This is an Uprising corrects this oversight. It argues that if we are always taken by surprise by dramatic outbreaks of revolt, and if we decline to incorporate them into our view of how societies progress, then we pass up the chance to fully grasp a critical phenomenon-and to harness its power to create lasting change. "-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 303.61 Eng
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 15, 2016
Norm Stamper
Description: "American policing is in crisis. The last decade witnessed a vast increase in police aggression, misconduct, and militarization, along with a corresponding reduction in transparency and accountability. Nowhere is this more noticeable and painful than in African American and other ethnic minority communities. Racism-from raw, individualized versions to insidious systemic examples-appears to be on the rise in our police departments. Overall, our police officers have grown more and more alienated from the people they've been hired to serve. In To Protect and To Serve, Norm Stamper offers new insights into the conditions that have created this crisis, reminding us that police in a democratic society belong to the people-and not the other way around. To Protect and To Serve also delivers a revolutionary new model for American law enforcement: the community-based police department. It calls for citizen participation in all aspects of police operations: policymaking, program development, crime fighting and service delivery, entry-level and ongoing education and training, oversight of police conduct, and, especially relevant to today's challenges, joint community-police crisis management. Nothing will ever change until the system itself is radically restructured, and here Norm Stamper shows us how"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: ordered 071416
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
Deepa (Deepa Vasudeva) Iyer
Description: Many of us can recall the targeting of South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh people in the wake of 9/11. We may be less aware, however, of the ongoing racism directed against these groups in the past decade and a half. In We Too Sing America, activist Deepa Iyer catalogs recent racial flashpoints, from the 2012 massacre at the Sikh gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, to the violent opposition to the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and to the Park 51 Community Center in Lower Manhattan. Iyer asks whether hate crimes should be considered domestic terrorism and explores the role of the state in perpetuating racism through detentions, national registration programs, police profiling, and constant surveillance. She looks at topics including Islamophobia in the Bible Belt; the "Bermuda Triangle" of anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim hysteria; and the energy of new reform movements, including those of "undocumented and unafraid" youth and Black Lives Matter. In a book that reframes the discussion of race in America, a young activist provides ideas from the front lines of post-9/11 America.--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 305.8 Iye
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
Andi Zeisler
Description: A critical assessment of feminism today draws on the stories of institutions and everyday women to illuminate how feminism has been compromised by market forces, subversive politics and popular culture, sharing strategic recommendations for how to reverse marginalizing trends.--From statement at NoveList.
Call Number: 305.42 Zei
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
Stanley Eugene Fish
Description: Stanley Fish offers insight and outlines the crucial keys you need to win any debate, anywhere, anytime-- drawn from landmark legal cases, politics, his own career, and even popular film and television.--From statement at Amazon.com.
Call Number: 808 Fis
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2016
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Are you into the adventures of the kids of Fairytale characters? Then these are for you!

A Hidden Magic
Vivian Vande Velde, Trina Schart Hyman
J FIC Van
Of Giants And Ice
Shelby Bach
J FIC Bac
Abandon
Meg Cabot
YA FIC Cab
Out Of The Wild
Sarah Beth Durst
J FIC Dur
Buckle and Squash : The Perilous Princess Plot
Sarah Courtauld
J FIC Cou
Princess Academy
Shannon Hale
J FIC Hal
Cinder
Marissa Meyer
YA FIC Mey
Reckless
Cornelia Funke, Lionel Wigram, Oliver Latsch
J FIC Fun
Cinderella Stays Late
Joan Holub, Suzanne Adair
J FIC Hol
Sisters Red
Jackson Pearce
YA FIC Pea
Dr. Critchlore's School For Minions
Sheila Grau, Joe Sutphin
J FIC Gra
Tales From The Hood
Michael Buckley, Peter Ferguson
J FIC Buc
Escape From The Carnivale
Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, Greg Call
J FIC Bar
The Isle Of The Lost : A Descendants Novel
Melissa De la Cruz
J FIC De l
Fairest Of All
Sarah Mlynowski
J FIC Mly
The Kingdom Keepers
Ridley Pearson
J FIC Pea
Graceling
Kristin Cashore
YA FIC Cas
The School For Good And Evil
Soman Chainani, Iacopo Bruno
J FIC Cha
Handbook For Dragon Slayers
Merrie Haskell
J FIC Has
The Two Princesses Of Bamarre
Gail Carson Levine
J FIC Lev
Hex Hall
Rachel Hawkins
YA FIC Haw
Towering
Alex Flinn
YA FIC Fli
Into The Wild
Sarah Beth Durst
J FIC Dur
Wizard's Hall
Jane Yolen
J FIC Yol
Just Ella
Margaret Peterson Haddix
YA FIC Had
Rump : The True Story Of Rumpelstiltskin
Liesl Shurtliff
J FIC Shu
My Very Unfairy Tale Life
Anna Staniszewski
J FIC Sta

Vivian Vande Velde, Trina Schart Hyman
Description: Lost in a magic forest and separated from her prince, Princess Jennifer seeks help from a kindly young sorcerer in battling an evil witch.
Call Number: J FIC Van
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Meg Cabot
Description: A near-death experience, a horrible incident at school, and a move from Connecticut to Florida have turned seventeen-year-old Pierce's life upside-down, but when she needs him most John Hayden is always there, helping but reminding her of her visit to the Underworld
Call Number: YA FIC Cab
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Sarah Courtauld
Description: This is the story of two very different sisters--Eliza, who longs to ride into battle against villains and dragons, and Lavender, who would give anything to be a pampered princess. Before the end of the story both of them have had a chance to fulfill their dreams, though not quite in the way they intended. Accompanied by their depressed goat, Gertrude, with their granny's warnings about the Black Death ringing in their ears, they head out into the forest and come face to face with an evil count who definitely does not have their best interests at heart
Call Number: J FIC Cou
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Marissa Meyer
Description: As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story
Call Number: YA FIC Mey
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 13, 2016
Joan Holub, Suzanne Adair
Description: When Cinderella starts her first week at Grimm Academy, she must stop her evil stepsisters from plotting a villainous deed at the prince's ball, and enlists the help of friends Snow, Red, and Rapunzel, as well a a pair of magic slippers.
Call Number: J FIC Hol
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Sheila Grau, Joe Sutphin
Description: At his boarding school for monsters, a young werewolf learns a devastating truth about his family while uncovering a plot to sabotage the world's finest training program for aspiring minions to evil overlords.
Call Number: J FIC Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, Greg Call
Description: When Surf the mermaid is captured by the evil Captain Crookshank and his crew, her friends enlist James, one of the Lost Boys, to help rescue her.
Call Number: J FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Sarah Mlynowski
Description: After moving to a new house, ten-year-old Abby and her younger brother Jonah discover an antique mirror that transports them into the Snow White fairy tale.
Call Number: J FIC Mly
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Kristin Cashore
Description: In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.
Call Number: YA FIC Cas
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Merrie Haskell
Description: Yearning for life in a cloistered scriptorium, thirteen-year-old Princess Matilda, whose lame foot brings fear of the evil eye, escapes her scheming cousin Ivo and joins her servant Judith and an old friend, Parz, in hunting dragons and writing about them.
Call Number: J FIC Has
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Rachel Hawkins
Description: Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father--an elusive European warlock--only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters. By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect. As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her.
Call Number: YA FIC Haw
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Sarah Beth Durst
Description: Having escaped from the Wild and the preordained fairy tale plots it imposes, Rapunzel, along with her daughter Julie Marchen, tries to live a fairly normal life, but when the Wild breaks free and takes over their town, it is Julie who has to prevent everyone from being trapped in the events of a story
Call Number: J FIC Dur
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Margaret Peterson Haddix
Description: In this continuation of the Cinderella story, fifteen-year-old Ella finds that accepting Prince Charming's proposal ensnares her in a suffocating tangle of palace rules and royal etiquette, so she plots to escape.
Call Number: YA FIC Had
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Anna Staniszewski
Description: Jenny, a professional adventurer, would prefer spending time with her friends over helping magical kingdoms around the universe, but soon she is given the choice to return to her normal life or go into a battle she doesn't think she can win.
Call Number: J FIC Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Shelby Bach
Description: Eleven-year-old Rory, daughter of a famous actress and a famous movie director, finds herself becoming a celebrity in her own right as she helps create a new fairy tale as a participant in the after school program, Ever After School
Call Number: J FIC Bac
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Sarah Beth Durst
Description: Twelve-year-old Julie Marchen tries to protect her world from a villain who is using her naive father, Rapunzel's prince, to restore power to the fairy tale world of the Wild, during a cross-country adventure that features Sleeping Beauty, dragons, and a truly wicked Fairy Godmother.
Call Number: J FIC Dur
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Shannon Hale
Description: While attending a strict academy for potential princesses with the other girls from her mountain village, fourteen-year-old Miri discovers unexpected talents and connections to her homeland.
Call Number: J FIC Hal
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Cornelia Funke, Lionel Wigram, Oliver Latsch
Description: Jacob and Will Reckless have looked out for each other ever since their father disappeared, but when Jacob discovers a magical mirror that transports him to a warring world populated by witches, giants, and ogres, he keeps it to himself until Will follows him one day, with dire consequences.
Call Number: J FIC Fun
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Jackson Pearce
Description: After a Fenris, or werewolf, killed their grandmother and almost killed them, sisters Scarlett and Rosie March devote themselves to hunting and killing the beasts that prey on teenaged girls, learning how to lure them with red cloaks and occasionally using the help of their old friend, Silas, the woodsman's son.
Call Number: YA FIC Pea
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Michael Buckley, Peter Ferguson
Description: When a kangaroo court of Everafters, led by Judge Mad Hatter, tries Mr. Canis for his past crimes as the Big Bad Wolf, the Grimms seek evidence to save their friend, although Sabrina questions whether he should be saved.
Call Number: J FIC Buc
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Melissa De la Cruz
Description: Imprisoned on the Isle of the Lost, the teenaged children of Disney's most evil villains search for a dragon's eye--the key to true darkness and the villains' only hope of escape.
Call Number: J FIC De l
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Ridley Pearson
Description: Thirteen-year-old Finn Whitman and four other young teens have been transformed into holograms to be guides for visitors to Disney World. When Finn is unexpectedly transported to the Magic Kingdom in his hologram form, Wayne, an Imagineer, tells him that he and the other guides must save the park from the scheming witch Maleficent and the Overtakers.
Call Number: J FIC Pea
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Soman Chainani, Iacopo Bruno
Description: Best friends Sophie (princess wannabe) and Agatha (witchy loner) are headed (via kidnapping) to the School for Good and Evil, but their assumed destinies are reversed.
Call Number: J FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Gail Carson Levine
Description: With her adventurous sister, Meryl, suffering from the the Grey death meek and timid Princess Addie sets out to find a cure.
Call Number: J FIC Lev
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Alex Flinn
Description: "A contemporary retelling of Rapunzel told from the alternating perspectives of three teens whose fates unknowingly bind them together to destroy a greater evil"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Fli
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Jane Yolen
Description: A young apprentice wizard saves the wizard's training hall by trusting and believing in himself.
Call Number: J FIC Yol
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
Liesl Shurtliff
Description: Relates the tale of Rumpelstiltskin's childhood and youth, explaining why his name is so important, how he is able to spin straw into gold, and why a first-born child is his reward for helping the miller's daughter-turned-queen.
Call Number: J FIC Shu
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2015
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