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Being President of the United States is a more than full time job, but our presidents still find time to sit back with a good book. Here are excellent reads recommended by presidents. 

A History Of The English-speaking Peoples Since 1900
Andrew Roberts, Winston Churchill
909.09 Rob
Ragged Dick, And Struggling Upward
Horatio Alger, Carl Bode
FIC Alg
A Thousand Mornings : [Poems]
Mary Oliver
811 Oli
Song Of Solomon
Toni Morrison
FIC Mor
All Quiet On The Western Front
Erich Maria Remarque, A. W. (Arthur Wesley) Wheen
FIC Rem
The Brutal Telling
Louise Penny
FIC Pen
An Inquiry Into The Nature And Causes Of The Wealth Of Nations
Adam Smith, Jonathan B Wight
330 Smi
The Coldest Winter [Audiobook] : America And The Korean War
David Halberstam, Edward Herrmann
951.9042 Hal
And Still I Rise
Maya Angelou
811 Ang
The Complete Works
William Shakespeare, Stanley. Wells, Gary Taylor
822.3 A1c
Art Of War
Niccolò Machiavelli, Christopher Lynch
355.02 Mac
The Hunt For Red October [Audiobook]
Tom Clancy, J Charles
FIC Cla
Earthly Remains
Donna Leon
FIC Leo
The Shattered Tree [Audiobook]
Charles Todd, Rosalyn Landor, Inc Blackstone Audio, Harper Audio (Firm), Inc Recorded Books
FIC Tod
Fates And Furies: A Novel [Audiobook]
Lauren Groff, Will Damron, Julia Whelan
FIC Gro
The Three-body Problem [Electronic Resource]
Cixin Liu, Ken Liu
From Russia With Love [Audiobook]
Ian Fleming, Robert Whitfield
FIC Fle
Unlikeable : The Problem With Hillary
Edward Klein
327.73 Kle
In This Grave Hour : A Novel
Jacqueline Winspear
FIC Win
Walk In The Light While There Is Light
Leo Tolstoy, Lawrence Jordan
FIC Tol
My Brilliant Friend [Large Print]
Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein
LP FIC Fer
You Can't Go Home Again
Thomas Wolfe
FIC Wol

Andrew Roberts, Winston Churchill
Call Number: 909.09 Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Mary Oliver
Description: In A THOUSAND MORNINGS, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has come to define her lifes work, transporting us to the marshland and coastline of her beloved home, Provincetown, Massachusetts. In these pages, Oliver shares the wonder of dawn, the grace of animals, and the transformative power of attention. Whether studying the leaves of a tree or mourning her adored dog, Percy, she is ever patient in her observations and open to the teachings contained in the smallest of moments.
Call Number: 811 Oli
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Erich Maria Remarque, A. W. (Arthur Wesley) Wheen
Description: A testament of Paul Baumer, who enlists with his classmates in the German army of World War I. They become soldiers with youthful enthusiasm. But the world of work, duty, culture, and progress they had been taught breaks into pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches. Through years of vivid horror, Paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the principle of hate that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against each other, if only he can come out of the war alive.
Call Number: FIC Rem
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Adam Smith, Jonathan B Wight
Description: Adam Smith's masterpiece, first published in 1776, is the foundation of modern economic thought and remains the single most important account of the rise of, and the principles behind, modern capitalism.
Call Number: 330 Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Maya Angelou
Call Number: 811 Ang
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Niccolò Machiavelli, Christopher Lynch
Call Number: 355.02 Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Donna Leon
Description: "During an interrogation, Brunetti acts rashly, doing something he quickly comes to regret, and in the fallout, he realizes that he needs a break. Granted leave from the Questura, Brunetti's wife Paola ships him off to a villa owned by a wealthy relative on Sant'Erasmo, one of the largest islands in the laguna. There he intends to pass his days rowing, and his nights reading Pliny's Natural History. The recuperative stay goes according to plan until David Casati, the caretaker of the house, goes missing following a sudden storm. Now, Brunetti feels compelled to investigate, to set aside his leave of absence and understand what happened to the man who had become his friend."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Leo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Lauren Groff, Will Damron, Julia Whelan
Description: An examination of a marriage that is a portrait of one extraordinary union.
Call Number: FIC Gro
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Ian Fleming, Robert Whitfield
Description: A beautiful Russian girl is used as part of an international conspiracy to kill James Bond, Agent 007. The adventure leads him through Istanbul aboard the Orient Express.
Call Number: FIC Fle
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 3, 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
Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein
Description: Beginning in the 1950s Elena and Lila grow up in Naples, Italy, mirroring two different aspects of their nation.
Call Number: LP FIC Fer
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Horatio Alger, Carl Bode
Call Number: FIC Alg
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Toni Morrison
Description: Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as she follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family's origins, Morrison introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized black world.
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Louise Penny
Description: As autumn descends upon Three Pines, a stranger is found murdered in the village bistro and antiques store at the center of town. No one admits to knowing the murdered man, but as secrets are revealed, chaos begins to close in on the beloved bistro owner, Olivier. What past did he leave behind, and why has he buried himself in this tiny village? A trail of astounding clues and treasures-from first editions of Charlotte's Web and Jane Eyre to a spider web with the word "Woe" woven in it-lead the Chief Inspector deep into the woods and across the continent in search of the truth, then back to Three Pines as the little village braces for the final, brutal telling.
Call Number: FIC Pen
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
David Halberstam, Edward Herrmann
Description: Explores the lesser-known elements of heroism and pathos that marked the Korean War and evaluates political decisions and miscalculations on both sides of the conflict.
Call Number: 951.9042 Hal
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
William Shakespeare, Stanley. Wells, Gary Taylor
Call Number: 822.3 A1c
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Tom Clancy, J Charles
Description: The Soviets' most valuable ship -- a new ballistic-missile submarine with their most trusted and skilled naval officer at the helm -- is attempting to defect to the United States. It is high treason on an unprecedented scale, and the Soviets' mission is to seek and destroy her at any cost. If the U.S. fleet can locate the Red October and get her safely to port, it will be the intelligence coup of all time. But the submarine has a million square miles in which to hide and the deadly game of hide-and-seek is on.
Call Number: FIC Cla
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Charles Todd, Rosalyn Landor, Inc Blackstone Audio, Harper Audio (Firm), Inc Recorded Books
Description: At the foot of a tree shattered by shelling and gunfire, stretcher-bearers find an exhausted officer, shivering with cold and a loss of blood from several wounds. The soldier is brought to battlefield nurse Bess Crawford's aid station, where she stabilizes him and treats his injuries before he is sent to a rear hospital. The odd thing is, the officer isn't British, he's French. But in a moment of anger and stress, he shouts at Bess in German. When the French officer disappears in Paris, it's up to Bess, a soldier's daughter as well as a nurse, to find out why, even at the risk of her own life.
Call Number: FIC Tod
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 2, 2017
Cixin Liu, Ken Liu
Description: Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Edward Klein
Description: Presents a critical assessment of Hillary Clinton to consider why she may not be a popular choice for the American presidency.
Call Number: 327.73 Kle
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Leo Tolstoy, Lawrence Jordan
Call Number: FIC Tol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Thomas Wolfe
Call Number: FIC Wol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
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Cooking with your favorite celebrity

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We've all been there. You get home. You stare into the deep recess of your fridge, and wonder to yourself "What would Crissy Teigan cook right now?"

Wonder no more. Here is a list of celebrity cookbooks, from the bright shining stars of today, to the somewhat less famous celebrities of yesteryear. 

Al Roker's Big Bad Book Of Barbecue : 100 Easy Recipes For Backyard Barbecue And Grilling
Al Roker
641.5784 Rok
In The Kitchen With Kris : A Kollection Of Kardashian-jenner Family Favorites
Kris Jenner
641.5 Jen
Around The Table : Recipes And Inspiration For Gatherings Throughout The Year
Martina McBride, Katherine Cobbs
642.4 McB
It's All Easy : Delicious Weekday Recipes For The Super-busy Home Cook
Gwyneth Paltrow, Thea Baumann, Ditte Isager
641.512 Pal
Audrey At Home : Memories Of My Mother's Kitchen : With Recipes, Photographs, And Personal Stories
Luca Dotti, Luigi Spinola
641.509 Dot
Kate Gosselin's Love Is In The Mix : Making Meals Into Memories With Family-friendly Recipes, Tips And Traditions
Kate Gosselin
641.5 Gos
Back To The Kitchen : 75 Delicious, Real Recipes (& True Stories) From A Food-obsessed Actor
Freddie Prinze, Rachel Wharton
641.5 Pri
Kill It & Grill It : A Guide To Preparing And Cooking Wild Game And Fish
Ted Nugent, Shemane Nugent
641.691 Nug
Cookin' It With Kix : The Art Of Celebrating And The Fun Of Outdoor Cooking
Kix Brooks
641.578 Bro
Livwise : Easy Recipes For A Healthy, Happy Life
Olivia Newton-John
641.302 New
Cooking For Jeffrey : A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
Ina Garten, Quentin Bacon, John M. Hall
641.5 Gar
Mosh Potatoes : Recipes, Anecdotes, And Mayhem From The Heavyweights Of Heavy Metal
Steve Seabury
641.5 Sea
Cravings : Recipes For All The Food You Want To Eat
Chrissy Teigen, Adeena Sussman, Aubrie Pick
641.5 Tei
One Dish At A Time : Delicious Recipes And Stories From My Italian-american Childhood And Beyond
Valerie Bertinelli
641.5945 Ber
Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove Cookbook
Debbie Macomber
641.5 Mac
Prison Ramen : Recipes And Stories From Behind Bars
Clifton Collins, Gustavo Alvarez
641.822 Col
Deliciously G-free : Food So Flavorful They'll Never Believe It's Gluten-free
Elisabeth Hasselbeck
641.5631 Has
Stirring Up Fun With Food : Over 115 Simple, Delicious Ways To Be Creative In The Kitchen
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Gia Russo
641.5 Gel
Dining With The Duchess : Making Everyday Meals A Special Occasion
Duchess of York Sarah, Weight Watchers International
641.5635 Sar
Tangy, Tart, Hot & Sweet : A World Of Recipes For Every Day
Padma Lakshmi
641.59 Lak
Eat Like A Gilmore : The Unofficial Cookbook For Fans Of Gilmore Girls
Kristi Carlson, Bonnie Matthews
641.5 Car
The Can't Cook Book : 100+ Recipes For The Absolutely Terrified!
Jessica Seinfeld
641.555 Sei
Estefan Kitchen
Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan
641.5972 Est
The Dead Celebrity Cookbook : A Resurrection Of Recipes From More Than 145 Stars Of Stage And Screen
Frank DeCaro
641.5 DeC
Food, Health, And Happiness : 115 On-point Recipes For Great Meals And A Better Life
Oprah Winfrey, Weight Watchers International
641.563 Win
The Kind Diet : A Simple Guide To Feeling Great, Losing Weight, And Saving The Planet
Alicia Silverstone, Victoria Pearson
641.5636 Sil
George Foreman's Big Book Of Grilling, Barbecue, And Rotisserie : More Than 75 Recipes For Family And Friends
George Foreman, Barbara Witt
641.5784 For
The Romney Family Table : Sharing Home-cooked Recipes And Favorite Traditions
Ann Romney
641.5973 Rom
Great Food, All Day Long : Cook Splendidly, Eat Smart
Maya Angelou
641.5973 Ang
Whole New You : How Real Food Transforms Your Life, For A Healthier, More Gorgeous You
Tia Mowry, Jessica Porter
641.5637 Mow
Guy Fieri Family Food : 125 Real-deal Recipes : Kitchen Tested, Home Approved
Guy Fieri, Marah Stets
641.5973 Fie

Al Roker
Call Number: 641.5784 Rok
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 27, 2017
Martina McBride, Katherine Cobbs
Description: Now, in her first ever book, Martina shares the inventive party ideas for all seasons that have made her a beloved entertainer at home. Each celebration is accompanied by Martina's mouthwatering recipes, tips and tricks, practical menu planning advice, decor inspiration, and fun ideas for keeping guests entertained. With this entertaining cookbook, fans everywhere can join in the fun, all through the year. Full of personal anecdotes and memories, this keepsake is infused with Martina's girl-next-door spirit and charm.--Excerpted from statement provided by Amazon.com.
Call Number: 642.4 McB
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 27, 2017
Luca Dotti, Luigi Spinola
Call Number: 641.509 Dot
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 27, 2017
Freddie Prinze, Rachel Wharton
Description: Prinze is passionate about food, and about the chemistry involved in creating flavors. He involves his children in the cooking process, teaching them to cook with real ingredients, from scratch and with love. And now he shares those recipes with you.
Call Number: 641.5 Pri
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 27, 2017
Kix Brooks
Call Number: 641.578 Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 27, 2017
Ina Garten, Quentin Bacon, John M. Hall
Description: Ina's most personal cookbook yet is filled with the recipes Jeffrey and their friends request most often, as well as stories from Ina and Jeffrey's many years together. There are traditional dishes that she's updated; desserts that range from simple to showstoppers; a whole chapter devoted to bread and cheese, with recipes and tips for creating the perfect cheese course. From satisfying lunches to elegant dinners, here are the recipes Ina has tested over and over again, so you too can serve them with confidence to the people you love.
Call Number: 641.5 Gar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 27, 2017
Chrissy Teigen, Adeena Sussman, Aubrie Pick
Description: Model and TV personality Chrissy Teigen demonstrates how to make cooking a part of a fashion-forward lifestyle, sharing one hundred recipes ranging from personal creations and her mother's classics to dishes taught to her by chef friends. --Publisher's description.
Call Number: 641.5 Tei
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 27, 2017
Debbie Macomber
Call Number: 641.5 Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 27, 2017
Elisabeth Hasselbeck
Call Number: 641.5631 Has
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 27, 2017
Duchess of York Sarah, Weight Watchers International
Call Number: 641.5635 Sar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 27, 2017
Kristi Carlson, Bonnie Matthews
Description: The infamous appetites of the Gilmore Girls are given their due in this fun, unofficial cookbook inspired by the show. Fans will eat up the delicious recipes honoring the chefs who fuel the science-defying metabolisms of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. One hundred recipes, covering all the bases from appetizers and cocktails to entrée and dessert, invoke key episodes and daily scenes in the Gilmores' lives.--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 641.5 Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan
Call Number: 641.5972 Est
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 27, 2017
Oprah Winfrey, Weight Watchers International
Description: Oprah Winfrey will be the first to tell you she has had a complicated relationship with food. It's been both a source of delight and comfort for her, but also the cause of an ongoing struggle with her weight. Now Oprah shares the recipes that have allowed eating to finally be joyful for her. With dishes created and prepared alongside her favorite chefs, paired with personal essays and memories from Oprah herself, this cookbook offers a candid, behind-the-scenes look into the life (and kitchen!) of this influential celebrity. Delicious, healthy, and easy to prepare, these are the recipes Oprah most loves to make at home and share with friends and family. From simple pleasures to celebrations of freshness, this is food as it should be: a taste of happiness, a ritual to be shared, a toast to life.
Call Number: 641.563 Win
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 27, 2017
George Foreman, Barbara Witt
Call Number: 641.5784 For
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
Maya Angelou
Call Number: 641.5973 Ang
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
Guy Fieri, Marah Stets
Description: Join Fieri as he cooks what he loves, in his favorite place to eat and cook-- right at home! The recipes are budget-friendly, with plenty of leftovers so you can repurpose them throughout the week. And since it's family cooking, he includes a whole chapter of recipes to get the kids involved.
Call Number: 641.5973 Fie
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 27, 2017
Kris Jenner
Call Number: 641.5 Jen
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 27, 2017
Gwyneth Paltrow, Thea Baumann, Ditte Isager
Description: Gwyneth Paltrow shares more than 125 of her favorite recipes that can be made in the time it would take to order takeout (which often contains high quantities of fat, sugar, and processed ingredients). All the dishes have little or no sugar, fat, or gluten. Recipes include Chocolate Cinnamon Overnight Oats, Soft Polenta with Cherry Tomatoes, Chicken Enchiladas, Pita Bread Pizzas, and Quick Sesame Noodles. There is also a chapter of "on-the-go" meals (Moroccan Chicken Salad Wrap, Chopped Salad with Grilled Shrimp, and others) that you can take for lunch at work or school, to a picnic, or to eat while watching soccer practice.
Call Number: 641.512 Pal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 27, 2017
Kate Gosselin
Description: Presents a collection of favorite recipes by the reality show mother for easy-to-prepare meals for family gatherings and for entertaining guests.
Call Number: 641.5 Gos
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
Ted Nugent, Shemane Nugent
Call Number: 641.691 Nug
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 27, 2017
Olivia Newton-John
Description: Simple, easy recipes for a healthy, happy, balanced lifestyle from celebrity singer and breast cancer advocate Olivia Newton-John.
Call Number: 641.302 New
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 27, 2017
Steve Seabury
Description: Mosh Potatoes features 147 recipes that every rock 'n' roll fan will want to devour, and comes with a monster serving of backstage stories and liner notes.
Call Number: 641.5 Sea
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
Valerie Bertinelli
Description: More than 100 recipes for the Italian dishes from the celebrity's childhood, presented with tips and hints for enjoying them without overindulging. As a member of a large, food-loving Italian family, Valerie Bertinelli has always equated food with good times and togetherness. But at one point her love of food threatened not only her health but her livelihood as an actress when overeating and poor food choices caused her weight to balloon by 50 pounds. Now happily svelte, remarried, and riding a new career high, Valerie has made peace with food, giving it a central--yet considered--place in her home and family celebrations. Nutrition information accompanies each recipe, along with Valerie's tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.--Excerpted from publisher.
Call Number: 641.5945 Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 27, 2017
Clifton Collins, Gustavo Alvarez
Description: Instant ramen is a ubiquitous food, especially beloved by anyone looking for a cheap, tasty bite--including, it turns out, prisoners, who buy instant ramen at the commissary and use it as the building block for all sorts of meals that foster bonds of loyalty and friendship. Now Prison Ramen takes readers behind bars, with 65 ramen recipes combined with stories of prison life from the inmates who devised them. Think of this as a cookbook of ramen hacks. The coauthors are childhood friends--one an ex-con, now free and living in Mexico, and the other a highly successful Hollywood character actor who has enlisted friends and celebrities to contribute their recipes and stories. These stories are the real deal, each a first-person, firsthand look inside prison life, a scared-straight reality complementing the offbeat recipes--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 641.822 Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Gia Russo
Description: Gellar learned quickly that to get her kids to be adventurous with food, she had to involve them in preparing it. The process could also be fun and help them develop self-confidence, creative thinking, and even math skills! Now Gellar and Russo present food-crafting ideas, organized by month, that offer projects for every occasion and theme. The possibilities are endless!
Call Number: 641.5 Gel
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 27, 2017
Padma Lakshmi
Description: The host of the TV series "Top Chef" presents a cookbook featuring more than two hundred recipes for international fare, including hot and sour fruit chaat, tangy jicama salad, South Indian spinach and lentil soup, barbecue Korean short ribs, and honeycomb ice cream.
Call Number: 641.59 Lak
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 27, 2017
Jessica Seinfeld
Description: "Many smart, accomplished people don't know how to cook - and they feel embarrassed and anxious about not being successful in this area of their lives. Whether they are single or raising families, they lack confidence in the most essential space in their home: the kitchen. If you add up all the take-out meals, processed snacks, and other shortcuts to good, old-fashioned "cooking" that non-cooks use, you're left with diets that are unnecessarily high in salt, fat, sugar, and monthly food bills that are through the roof. But cooking doesn't have to scary or stressful - even if you've NEVER read a recipe or used your oven. Jessica will show you how to prepare the deliciously simple food you love to order in restaurants: from caesar salad, butternut squash soup, and roasted asparagus to lemon salmon, roast chicken, and pasta with clams. Each recipe is written in Jessica's calming, confidence-building voice, which tells you up-front what the challenge will be and then shows you exactly how you overcome it in easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions.--Excerpted from publisher.
Call Number: 641.555 Sei
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 27, 2017
Frank DeCaro
Call Number: 641.5 DeC
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 28, 2017
Alicia Silverstone, Victoria Pearson
Call Number: 641.5636 Sil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 27, 2017
Ann Romney
Description: Ann Romney, the wife of presidential candidate Mitt Romney, reflects on the values that have made her home a haven for her children and grandchildren.She invites readers into her home and kitchen, combining some of her favorite foods with memories of raising a family.
Call Number: 641.5973 Rom
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 27, 2017
Tia Mowry, Jessica Porter
Description: Start your journey to a healthier, more gorgeous you by ditching the dairy and the refined sugars and processed foods. Mowry's timely clean-eating cookbook will change the way you think about what you eat. Listen to what your body is telling your, and let your healing begin.
Call Number: 641.5637 Mow
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 27, 2017
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Selected by Extraterrestrials ... Science Fiction

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Science fiction new and old being read by our neighbors on other planets.

All Systems Red
Martha Wells
FIC Wel
Search For The Star Stones
Andre Norton
FIC Nor
Armada : A Novel
Ernest Cline
FIC Cli
The Captain's Table. Books One Through Six
L. A Graf, Michael Jan Friedman, Dean Wesley Smith, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Diane Carey
SC SF Cap
Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
Spider Robinson
FIC Rob
The Cold Between
Elizabeth Bonesteel
FIC Bon
Carnival
Elizabeth Bear
FIC Bea
The Gods Of Sagittarius
Eric Flint, Michael D. Resnick
FIC Fli
Cold Welcome
Elizabeth Moon
FIC Moo
The Guns Above
Robyn Bennis
FIC Ben
Cosmic Powers : The Saga Anthology Of Far-away Galaxies
John Joseph Adams (editor)
FIC Cos
The Last Iota
Robert Kroese
FIC Kro
Dark Matter : A Novel
Blake Crouch
FIC Cro
The Long Earth
Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
FIC Pra
New York 2140
Kim Stanley Robinson
FIC Rob
The Pirate Planet
James Goss, Douglas Adams
FIC Gos
Ninefox Gambit
Yoon Ha Lee
FIC Lee
The Prey Of Gods
Nicky Drayden
FIC Dra
Pawn : A Chronicle Of The Sibyl's War
Timothy Zahn
FIC Zah
The Ship Who Searched
Anne McCaffrey, Mercedes Lackey
FIC McC
Red Rising
Pierce Brown
FIC Bro
The Sky People
S. M Stirling
FIC Sti
Roboteer
Alex Lamb
FIC Lam
The Unreal And The Real : The Selected Short Stories Of Ursula K. Le Guin.
Ursula K. Le Guin
FIC Le G
Saturn Run
John Sandford, Ctein
FIC San
Waking Gods
Sylvain Neuvel
FIC Neu

Martha Wells
Description: In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety. But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn't a primary concern. On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied 'droid -- a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as "Murderbot." Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is. But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it's up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth.
Call Number: FIC Wel
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Ernest Cline
Description: "It's just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He's daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom--if he can make it that long without getting suspended again. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer. At first, Zack thinks he's going crazy. A minute later, he's sure of it. Because the UFO he's staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada--in which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders. But what Zack's seeing is all too real. And his skills--as well as those of millions of gamers across the world--are going to be needed to save the earth from what's about to befall it. Yet even as he and his new comrades scramble to prepare for the alien onslaught, Zack can't help thinking of all the science-fiction books, TV shows, and movies he grew up reading and watching, and wonder: Doesn't something about this scenario seem a little too... familiar"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cli
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Spider Robinson
Call Number: FIC Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Elizabeth Bear
Description: Michelangelo Kisanagi-Jones and Vincent Katherinessen, former abassador-spies, have been ordered to New Amazonia to bring back information about the planet's cheap, renewable energy source. But secretly, one of the men devises other plans.
Call Number: FIC Bea
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Elizabeth Moon
Description: "After nearly a decade away, Nebula Award-winning author Elizabeth Moon makes a triumphant return to science fiction with a thrilling new series featuring the daring hero of her acclaimed Vatta's War sequence. Summoned to the home planet of her family's business empire, space-fleet commander Kylara Vatta is told to expect a hero's welcome. But instead, she is thrown into danger unlike any other she has faced and finds herself isolated, unable to communicate with the outside world, commanding a motley group of unfamiliar troops, and struggling day by day to survive in a deadly environment with sabotaged gear. Only her undeniable talent for command can give her ragtag band a fighting chance. Yet even as Ky leads her team from one crisis to another, her family and friends refuse to give up hope, endeavoring to mount a rescue from halfway around the planet--a task that is complicated as Ky and her supporters find secrets others will kill to protect: a conspiracy infecting both government and military that threatens not only her own group's survival but her entire home planet.
Call Number: FIC Moo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
John Joseph Adams (editor)
Call Number: FIC Cos
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Blake Crouch
Description: One night after an evening out, Jason Dessen, forty-year-old physics professor living with his wife and son in Chicago, is kidnapped at gunpoint by a masked man, driven to an abandoned industrial site and injected with a powerful drug. As he wakes, a man Jason's never met smiles down at him and says, "Welcome back, my friend." But this life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife; his son was never born; and he's not an ordinary college professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something impossible. Is it this world or the other that's the dream? How can he possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could have imagined--one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe. --adapted from FantasticFiction.com
Call Number: FIC Cro
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Kim Stanley Robinson
Description: As the sea levels rose, every skyscraper in New York City became an island. In one apartment building in Madison Square there is the market trader, who finds opportunities where others find trouble. There is the detective, whose work will never disappear. There is the internet star, and the building's manager, and two boys who don't live there, but have no other home. And then there are the coders, temporary residents on the roof, whose disappearance triggers a sequence of events that threatens even the long-hidden foundations on which the city rests.
Call Number: FIC Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Yoon Ha Lee
Description: Captain Kel Cheris of the hexarchate is disgraced for using unconventional methods in a battle against heretics. Kel Command gives her the opportunity to redeem herself by retaking the Fortress of Scattered Needles, a star fortress that has recently been captured by heretics. Cheris's career isn't the only thing at stake. If the fortress falls, the hexarchate itself might be next. Cheris's best hope is to ally with the undead tactician Shuos Jedao. The good news is that Jedao has never lost a battle, and he may be the only one who can figure out how to successfully besiege the fortress. The bad news is that Jedao went mad in his first life and massacred two armies, one of them his own. As the siege wears on, Cheris must decide how far she can trust Jedao--because she might be his next victim.
Call Number: FIC Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Timothy Zahn
Description: Nicole Hammond's life is going nowhere. No family, no money, and stuck in a relationship with a thug named Bungie. But after one of Bungie's 'deals' goes south, he and Nicole are whisked away by a mysterious mothlike humanoid to a strange ship called the Fyrantha. Once aboard, life on the ship seems too good to be true. All she has to do is work on one of the ship's many maintenance crews. However, she learned long ago that nothing comes without a catch. When she's told to keep quiet and stop asking questions, she knows she is onto something. Nicole soon discovers that many different factions are vying for control of the Fyrantha, and she and her friends are merely pawns in a game beyond their control. But she is tired of being used, and now Nicole is going to fight. --from dust jacket.
Call Number: FIC Zah
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Pierce Brown
Description: Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet. Darrow and Reds like him are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class. Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity's overlords struggle for power.
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Alex Lamb
Description: A hard science fiction novel set in a future in which the colonisation of the stars has turned out to be anything but easy, and civilization on Earth has collapsed under the pressure of relentless mutual terrorism.
Call Number: FIC Lam
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
John Sandford, Ctein
Description: "The year is 2066. A Caltech intern inadvertently notices an anomaly from a space telescope--something is approaching Saturn, and decelerating. Space objects don't decelerate. Spaceships do. A flurry of top-level government meetings produces the inescapable conclusion: Whatever built that ship is at least one hundred years ahead in hard and soft technology, and whoever can get their hands on it exclusively and bring it back will have an advantage so large, no other nation can compete. A conclusion the Chinese definitely agree with when they find out. The race is on, and an remarkable adventure begins..."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC San
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Andre Norton
Call Number: FIC Nor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
L. A Graf, Michael Jan Friedman, Dean Wesley Smith, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Diane Carey
Call Number: SC SF Cap
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Elizabeth Bonesteel
Description: "When her crewmate, Danny, is murdered on the colony of Volhynia, Central Corps chief engineer, Commander Elena Shaw, is shocked to learn the main suspect is her lover, Treiko Zajec. She knows Trey is innocent--he was with her when Danny was killed. So who is the real killer and why are the cops framing an innocent man? Retracing Danny's last hours, they discover that his death may be tied to a mystery from the past: the explosion of a Central Corps starship at a wormhole near Volhynia. For twenty-five years, the Central Gov has been lying about the tragedy, even willing to go to war with the outlaw PSI to protect their secrets. With the authorities closing in, Elena and Trey head to the wormhole, certain they'll find answers on the other side. But the truth that awaits them is far more terrifying than they ever imagined, a conspiracy deep within Central Gov that threatens all of human civilization throughout the inhabited reaches of the galaxy--and beyond"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bon
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Eric Flint, Michael D. Resnick
Description: "Russ Tabor is one of the top security specialists in the galaxy. Much against his will, he finds himself assigned to provide protection for Rupert Medawar Narayan Shenoy--"Lord Shenoy," as he likes to style himself--who is probably the human race's most brilliant savant. Shenoy has become convinced that the race of ancient aliens known as the Old Ones possessed powers unknown to any modern intelligent species. He believes they had harnessed forces which may well have been actual magic, giving the Old Ones the stature of gods. Off Russ and Shenoy go to find the secret. Meanwhile, Occo, a member of the alien race known as the Nac Zhe Anglan, returns to her religious creed's home cloister to find that it has been completely destroyed--and by means which suggest that the Old Ones were the perpetrators. Yet the Old Ones, those ancient and inimical gods of the galaxy, were thought to have perished eons before. Occo is not a savant of any kind. She is a shaman castigant, a warrior of her creed. Her purpose now is to seek revenge, not to uncover the secrets of the Old Ones. But she cannot do the one without first doing the other. So, she and her familiar Bresk set out to track down those long-gone deities. Now human adventures and an alien shaman are on a collision course with the truth: despite their many differences, only if they unite their forces do they stand any chance of surviving the coming encounter with the gods of Sagittarius.
Call Number: FIC Fli
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Robyn Bennis
Description: They say it's not the fall that kills you. For Josette Dupre, the Corps' first female airship captain, it might just be a bullet in the back. On top of patrolling the front lines, she must also contend with a crew who doubts her expertise, a new airship that is an untested deathtrap, and the foppish aristocrat Lord Bernat, a gambler and shameless flirt with the military know-how of a thimble. Bernat's own secret assignment is to catalog her every moment of weakness and indecision. So when the enemy makes an unprecedented move that could turn the tide of the war, can Josette deal with Bernat, rally her crew, and survive long enough to prove herself?
Call Number: FIC Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Robert Kroese
Description: "The year is 2039, and Los Angeles is poised between order and chaos. After the Collapse of 2028, a vast section of LA, now known as the Disincorporated Zone, was disowned by the civil authorities and became a de facto third world country within the borders of the city. Navigating the boundaries between DZ and LA proper is a tricky task, and there's no one better suited than eccentric private investigator Erasmus Keane. So when movie mogul Selah Fiore decides she needs to get her hands on a rare coin lost somewhere in the city, she knows Keane is the man for the job. But while the erratic Keane and his more sensible partner Blake Fowler struggle to unravel the mystery of the elusive coins, Blake's girlfriend Gwen goes missing and Selah Fiore turns up murdered. Both of these crimes seem to be linked to the coins--and to an untraceable virtual currency called iotas, used by drug dealers and terrorist networks. Framed for Selah's murder and desperate to find Gwen, Keane and Fowler must outwit DZ warlords, outmaneuver a reclusive billionaire, and stay a step ahead of the police while they gradually uncover the truth about iotas."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Kro
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
Description: 1916: The Western Front. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong and the wind in the leaves. Where have the mud, blood, and blasted landscape of no-man's-land gone? For that matter, where has Percy gone? 2015: Madison, Wisconsin. Police officer Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive--some say mad, others allege dangerous--scientist who seems to have vanished. Sifting through the wreckage, Jansson find a curious gadget: a box containing some rudimentary wiring, a three-way switch, and a potato. It is the prototype of an invention that will change the way humankind views the world forever. The "stepper" enables a person using it to step sideways into another America, another wherever that person happened to be, another Earth. And if the person using it keeps on stepping, they keep on entering even more Earths. This is the Long Earth. And the further away a stepper travels, the stranger -- and sometimes more dangerous -- the Earths become.
Call Number: FIC Pra
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
James Goss, Douglas Adams
Description: The hugely powerful Key to Time has been split into six segments, all of which have been disguised and hidden throughout time and space. Now the even more powerful White Guardian wants the Doctor to find the pieces. With the first segment successfully retrieved, the Doctor, Romana and K-9 trace the second segment of the Key to the planet Calufrax. But when they arrive at exactly the right point in space, they find themselves on exactly the wrong planet - Zanak. Ruled by the mysterious 'Captain', Zanak is a happy and prosperous planet. Mostly. If the mines run out of valuable minerals and gems then the Captain merely announces a New Golden Age and they fill up again. It's an economic miracle - so obviously something's very wrong ...
Call Number: FIC Gos
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Nicky Drayden
Description: In South Africa, the future looks promising. Personal robots are making life easier for the working class. The government is harnessing renewable energy to provide infrastructure for the poor. And in the bustling coastal town of Port Elizabeth, the economy is booming thanks to the genetic engineering industry which has found a welcome home there. Yes, the days to come are looking very good for South Africans. That is, if they can survive the present challenges: A new hallucinogenic drug sweeping the country, An emerging AI uprising, And an ancient demigoddess hellbent on regaining her former status by preying on the blood and sweat (but mostly blood) of every human she encounters. Its up to a young Zulu girl powerful enough to destroy her entire township, a queer teen plagued with the ability to control minds, a pop diva with serious daddy issues, and a politician with even more serious mommy issues to band together to ensure theres a future left to worry about.
Call Number: FIC Dra
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Anne McCaffrey, Mercedes Lackey
Call Number: FIC McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
S. M Stirling
Call Number: FIC Sti
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Ursula K. Le Guin
Description: "A collection of short stories by the legendary and iconic Ursula K. Le Guin --- selected by the author, and combined in one volume for the first time. The Unreal and the Real is a collection of some of Ursula K. Le Guin's best short stories."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Le G
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Sylvain Neuvel
Description: "26 years ago: A girl in South Dakota falls through the earth, then wakes up dozens of feet below ground on the palm of what seems to be a giant metal hand. 9 years ago: She is a top-level physicist leading a team of people to understand exactly what that hand is, where it came from, and what it portends for humanity. Today: with the remainder of the giant robot found and assembled, every question answered about the mysterious contraption raises two more. But the team behind the greatest discovery of the last millennium might be out of time when a second robot suddenly appears, looming over downtown London."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Neu
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
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V. S. Naipaul, Simon Vance
Description: In this incandescent novel, V.S. Naipaul takes us deeply into the life of one man, an Indian who, uprooted by the bloody tides of Third World history, has come to live in an isolated town at the bend of a great river in a newly independent African nation. Naipaul gives us the most convincing and disturbing vision yet of what happens in a place caught between the dangerously alluring modern world and its own tenacious past and traditions.
Call Number: FIC Nai
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Patrick Modiano, Mark Polizzotti
Description: Set in mid-sixties Paris, After the Circus traces the relationship between the narrator, a young man not quite of legal age, and the slightly older, enigmatic woman he first glimpses at a police interrogation. The two lovers make their uncertain way into each other's hearts, but the narrator soon finds himself in the unsettling, ominous presence of others. Who are these people? Are they real, or simply evoked?
Call Number: FIC Mod
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Mario Vargas Llosa, Helen R Lane
Description: Reality merges with fantasy in this hilarious comic novel about the world of radio soap operas and the pitfalls of forbidden passion by the bestselling author of The Storyteller. Sexy, sophisticated, older Aunt Julia, now divorced, seeks a new mate who can support her in high style. She finds instead her libidinous nephew, and their affair shocks both famiy and community.
Call Number: FIC Var
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2016
José Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero
Description: Portuguese novelist Jose Saramago's spellbinding tale begins when an unnamed man, in an unnamed city is suddenly struck blind. In the days that follow, everyone he comes in contact with, in turn comes down with the mysterious condition. As the blindness spreads to epidemic proportions, the government responds by isolating the infected in an abandoned mental hospital where social conditions quickly deteriorate.
Call Number: FIC Sar
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2015
Harold Pinter
Call Number: 822 Pin
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Imre Kertész
Call Number: FIC Ker
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2016
Ernest Hemingway
Call Number: FIC Hem
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2016
Seamus Heaney
Call Number: 821 Hea
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Orhan Pamuk, Maureen Freely
Description: A portrait, by turns intimate and panoramic, of one of the world's great cities, by its foremost man of letters. Blending reminiscence with history; family photographs with portraits of poets and pashas; art criticism, metaphysical musing, and, now and again, a fanciful tale, Pamuk invents an ingenious form to evoke his lifelong home, the city that forged his imagination. He begins with his childhood, his first intimations of the melancholy awareness of living in the seat of ruined imperial glories, in a country trying to become "modern" at the crossroads of East and West. Against a background of shattered monuments, neglected villas, ghostly backstreets, and, above all, the fabled waters of the Bosphorus, he charts the evolution of a rich imaginative life, which furnished a daydreaming boy refuge from family discord and inner turmoil, and which would continue to serve the famous writer he was to become. --From publisher description.
Call Number: 949.618 Pam
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 18, 2015
Sigrid Undset, Tiina Nunnally
Call Number: FIC Und
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2016
Imre Kertész, Tim Wilkinson
Call Number: FIC Ker
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Gabriel García Márquez
Description: Florentino is a poetry-writing telegraph operator who lives in a Central American city. He spots the graceful Fermina while making his rounds, and finds himself in love. While Florentino's mother encourages the courtship, Fermina's father absolutely forbids it. Years pass, and the well-born Dr. Urbino treats Fermina for a case of cholera. When Urbino proposes, Fermina accepts. A distraught Florentino decides to wait. With the help of his uncle, he amasses wealth of his own. All the while, he drifts from woman to woman, never really finding what he is looking for in a woman. After five decades of waiting, he gets a second chance to win Fermina's heart.
Call Number: FIC Gar
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2016
Doris Lessing
Description: Intelligent, sensitive, and fiercely passionate, Martha Quest is a young woman living on a farm in Africa, feeling her way through the torments of adolescence and early womanhood. She is a romantic idealistic in revolt against the puritan snobbery of her parents, trying to live to the full with every nerve, emotion, and instinct laid bare to experience.--from the publisher
Call Number: FIC
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2016
Günter Grass, Michael Henry Heim
Call Number: FIC Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Dario Fo, Joseph Farrell
Call Number: B Fo
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Aleksandr Isaevich Solzheni︠t︡syn
Description: While serving the Red Army in World War II, Ivan Denisovich Shukhov is captured by the Germans and becomes a prisoner of war. After the war, Shukhov returned to the Soviet Union, where he was accused of collaborating with the Germans. Consequently, he was sentenced to ten years in the gulags, harsh Soviet prison camps. Now, Shukhov chronicles a single, uneventful day of life as a prisoner in the gulag.
Call Number: FIC Sol
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2016
Yan Mo
Description: A novel of family, myth, and memory set during the fratricidal barbarity of 1930s China follows the Chinese as they battle the Japanese and each other.
Call Number: FIC Mo
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2016
Xingjian Gao, Mabel Lee
Call Number: FIC Gao
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
J. M. Coetzee
Description: In this autobiographical novel, a young English biographer is researching a book about the late South African writer John Coetzee, focusing on Coetzee in his thirties, at a time when he was living in a rundown cottage in the Cape Town suburbs with his widowed father--a time, the biographer is convinced, when Coetzee was finding himself as a writer.
Call Number: FIC Coe
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Najīb Maḥfūẓ
Call Number: FIC Mah
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Toni Morrison
Description: Eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove, an African-American girl in an America whose love for blonde, blue-eyed children can devastate all others, prays for her eyes to turn blue, so that she will be beautiful, people will notice her, and her world will be different.
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Kenzaburō Ōe, Deborah Boliver Boehm
Description: In 1997, Juzo Itami, one of Japan's most successful film directors, jumped to his death in Tokyo. Nobel laureate Oe (Hiroshima Notes) was Itami's brother-in-law, and he transposes Itami's suicide, under a fictional disguise, into a dazzling and elaborate maze of memories and meditations centering on the suicide of film director Goro Hanawa. Goro has made a series of tapes for Kogito, his world-famous writer brother-in-law, as groundwork for a possible film, which Kogito listens to obsessively after Goro's suicide. To rid himself of Goro's ghost, Kogito travels to Berlin, but even there he runs into pieces of Goro's past. Eventually, the reader is led back to the two men's youthful involvement with a right-wing paramilitary group founded by Kogito's late father. What begins as a weekend spent at the group's camp turns into something sinister from which Goro emerges fundamentally changed.
Call Number: FIC Oe
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Pearl S Buck
Description: This moving, classic story of the honest farmer Wang Lung and his selfless wife O-lan is must reading for those who would fully appreciate the sweeping changes that have occurred in the lives of the Chinese people during this century. Nobel Prize winner Pearl S. Buck traces the whole cycle of life: its terrors, its passions, its ambitions and rewards. Her brilliant novel -- beloved by millions of readers -- is a universal tale of the destiny of man.
Call Number: FIC Buc
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2016
Tomas Tranströmer, Robin Fulton
Call Number: 839.717 Tra
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Nadine Gordimer
Call Number: LP FIC Gor
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Herta Müller, Philip Boehm
Description: January 1945, the war is not yet over : the Soviets begin the deportation of the German minority from the labor camps in Ukraine. This is the story of seventeen year old Leo Auberge, who went to the camp with the naive unawareness of the boy eager to escape provincial life. The last five years however he experienced daily hunger and cold, extreme fatigue and death.
Call Number: FIC Mul
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2016
Octavio Paz
Description: And The Other Mexico ; Return To The Labyrinth Of Solitude ; Mexico And The United States ; The Philanthropic Ogre
Call Number: 305.8 Paz
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Alice Munro
Description: An anthology of stories probing the human psyche. In the title story, a woman prepares to put her life on the line to get a man. She will confront him with a murder he committed, at which point he might kill her, but if he doesn't she will have him in her power
Call Number: FIC Mun
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Elfriede Jelinek
Call Number: FIC Jel
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Albert Camus, Stuart Gilbert
Description: Chaos prevails when the bubonic plague strikes the Algerian coastal city of Oran.
Call Number: FIC Cam
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2016
Wisława Szymborska, Stanisław Barańczak, Clare Cavanagh
Call Number: 891.85 Szy
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
J.-M. G. Le Clézio, C Dickson
Call Number: FIC Le C
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Derek Walcott
Call Number: 811 Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Svetlana Aleksievich
Description: From 1979 to 1989 a million Soviet troops engaged in a devastating war in Afghanistan that claimed 50,000 casualties--and the youth and humanity of many tens of thousands more. In Zinky Boys journalist Svetlana Alexievich gives voice to the tragic history of the Afghanistan War. What emerges is a story that is shocking in its brutality and revelatory in its similarities to the American experience in Vietnam. The Soviet dead were shipped back in sealed zinc coffins (hence the term "Zinky Boys"), while the state denied the very existence of the conflict; even today the radically altered Soviet society continues to reject the memory of the "Soviet Vietnam." Creating controversy and outrage when it was first published in the USSR, Zinky Boys presents the candid and affecting testimony of the officers and grunts, nurses and prostitutes, mothers, sons, and daughters who describe the war and its lasting effects. Svetlana Alexievich has snatched from the memory hole the truth of the Afghanistan War: the beauty of the country and the savage Army bullying, the killing and the mutilation, the profusion of Western goods, the shame and shattered lives of returned veterans. Zinky Boys offers a unique, harrowing, and unforgettably powerful insight into the realities of war and the turbulence of Soviet life today.
Call Number: 958.1045 Ale
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
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A Bend In The River [Audiobook]
V. S. Naipaul, Simon Vance
FIC Nai
Soul Mountain
Xingjian Gao, Mabel Lee
FIC Gao
After The Circus
Patrick Modiano, Mark Polizzotti
FIC Mod
Summertime
J. M. Coetzee
FIC Coe
Aunt Julia And The Scriptwriter
Mario Vargas Llosa, Helen R Lane
FIC Var
The Beggar ; The Thief And The Dogs ; Autumn Quail
Najīb Maḥfūẓ
FIC Mah
Blindness
José Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero
FIC Sar
The Bluest Eye
Toni Morrison
FIC Mor
Death Etc.
Harold Pinter
822 Pin
The Changeling
Kenzaburō Ōe, Deborah Boliver Boehm
FIC Oe
Fateless
Imre Kertész
FIC Ker
The Good Earth
Pearl S Buck
FIC Buc
For Whom The Bell Tolls
Ernest Hemingway
FIC Hem
The Great Enigma : New Collected Poems
Tomas Tranströmer, Robin Fulton
839.717 Tra
Human Chain
Seamus Heaney
821 Hea
The House Gun [Large Print]
Nadine Gordimer
LP FIC Gor
Istanbul : Memories And The City
Orhan Pamuk, Maureen Freely
949.618 Pam
The Hunger Angel : A Novel
Herta Müller, Philip Boehm
FIC Mul
Kristin Lavransdatter
Sigrid Undset, Tiina Nunnally
FIC Und
The Labyrinth Of Solitude
Octavio Paz
305.8 Paz
Liquidation
Imre Kertész, Tim Wilkinson
FIC Ker
The Love Of A Good Woman : Stories
Alice Munro
FIC Mun
Love In The Time Of Cholera
Gabriel García Márquez
FIC Gar
The Piano Teacher
Elfriede Jelinek
FIC Jel
Martha Quest
Doris Lessing
FIC
The Plague
Albert Camus, Stuart Gilbert
FIC Cam
My Century
Günter Grass, Michael Henry Heim
FIC Gra
View With A Grain Of Sand : Selected Poems
Wisława Szymborska, Stanisław Barańczak, Clare Cavanagh
891.85 Szy
My First Seven Years (Plus A Few More) : A Memoir
Dario Fo, Joseph Farrell
B Fo
Wandering Star
J.-M. G. Le Clézio, C Dickson
FIC Le C
One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich
Aleksandr Isaevich Solzheni︠t︡syn
FIC Sol
White Egrets : Poems
Derek Walcott
811 Wal
Red Sorghum : A Novel Of China
Yan Mo
FIC Mo
Zinky Boys : Soviet Voices From The Afghanistan War
Svetlana Aleksievich
958.1045 Ale