Best of 2019 (from Publisher's Weekly)

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The good folks at Publisher's Weekly voted, and these are the top books of 2019! 

You can read their complete write-up here: https://best-books.publishersweekly.com/pw/best-books/2019


Victor D. LaValle, John Joseph Adams
Description: "For many Americans, imagining a bright future has always been an act of resistance. A People's Future of the United States presents twenty never-before-published stories by a diverse group of writers, featuring voices both new and well-established. These stories imagine their characters fighting everything from government surveillance, to corporate cities, to climate change disasters, to nuclear wars. But fear not: A People's Future also invites readers into visionary futures in which the country is shaped by justice, equity, and joy. Edited by Victor LaValle and John Joseph Adams, this collection features a glittering landscape of moving, visionary stories written from the perspective of people of color, indigenous writers, women, queer & trans people, Muslims and other people whose lives are often at risk." -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Peo
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Barry Wittenstein, Jerry Pinkney
Description: "The true story behind the writing of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Wit
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Brendan Wenzel
Description: Told in rhyming verse, a stone is considered from a variety of environmental and emotional perspectives, as it sits where it is, surrounded by grass, dirt, and water, an unchanging certainty in the world.
Call Number: E Wen
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Flea
Call Number: ordered 102419
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Daniel Sánchez Arévalo
Description: "Alice Dupont's perfect marriage was a perfect lie. When her husband, Chris, dies in a car accident, far from where he should have been, Alice's life falls apart. After the police close the case, she is left with more questions than answers. While learning to cope with her loss and her new identity as a single mother of two, Alice becomes obsessed with unraveling the mystery surrounding her husband's death and decides to start her own investigation. Retracing her husband's last known whereabouts, she soon discovers clues that lead her to a small island near Nantucket. As she insinuates herself into the lives of the island's inhabitants in an effort to discover what they knew about her husband, Alice finds herself increasingly involved in their private lives and comes to a disturbing realization: she has been transformed into a person she no longer recognizes. In seeking an answer to what her husband was doing before he died, Alice discovers not only a side of him she never knew, but sides of her own character she has never explored"--Amazon.
Call Number: FIC San
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Laura Tucker, Kelly Murphy
Description: SoHo, 1981. Twelve-year-old Olympia is an artist -- and in her neighborhood, that's normal. Her dad and his business partner Apollo bring antique paintings back to life, while her mother makes intricate sculptures in a corner of their loft, leaving Ollie to roam the streets of New York with her best friends Richard and Alex, drawing everything that catches her eye. Then everything falls apart. Ollie's dad disappears in the middle of the night, leaving her only a cryptic note and instructions to destroy it. Her mom has gone to bed, and she's not getting up. Apollo is hiding something, Alex is acting strange, and Richard has questions about the mysterious stranger he saw outside. And someone keeps calling, looking for a missing piece of art.... Olympia knows her dad is the key -- but first, she has to find him, and time is running out.-- Publisher's description.
Call Number: J FIC Tuc
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Chigozie Obioma, Chukwudi Iwuji
Description: Spanning continents, traversing the earth and cosmic spaces, this novel is a contemporary twist of Homer's Odyssey. Set on the outskirts of Umuahia, Nigeria, it tells the story of Chinonso, a young poultry farmer, who is separated from his love, Ndali.
Call Number: FIC Obi
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Christian Robinson
Description: "A young girl and her cat take an imaginative journey into another world"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Andrew Marantz
Description: For several years, Andrew Marantz, a New Yorker staff writer, has been embedded in two worlds. The first is the world of social-media entrepreneurs, who upended all traditional means of receiving and transmitting information. The second is the world of the people he calls "the gate crashers"--the conspiracists, white supremacists, and nihilist trolls who have become experts at using social media to advance their corrosive agenda. Antisocial ranges broadly--from the first mass-printed books to the trending hashtags of the present; from secret gatherings of neo-Fascists to the White House press briefing room--and traces how the unthinkable becomes thinkable, and then how it becomes reality. Marantz reveals how the boundaries between technology, media, and politics have been erased, resulting in a deeply broken informational landscape. He shows how alienated young people are led down the rabbit hole of online radicalization, and how fringe ideas spread--from anonymous corners of social media to cable TV to the President's Twitter feed. Marantz also sits with the creators of social media as they start to reckon with the forces they've unleashed.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 303.484 Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
James Poniewozik
Description: James Poniewozik traces the history of television and mass media from the early 1980s to today, and demonstrates how a "volcanic, camera- hogging antihero" merged with America's most powerful medium to become our forty-fifth president. Audience of One weaves together two compelling stories. The first charts the seismic evolution of television from a monolithic mass medium, with three mainstream networks, into today's fractious confederation of "spite-and-insult" media subcultures. The second examines Donald Trump himself, who took advantage of these historic changes to constantly reinvent himself: from boastful cartoon zillionaire; to 1990s self-parodic sitcom fixture; to The Apprentice-reality-TV star; and, finally, to Twitter-mad, culture-warring demagogue. An eye-opening history of American media and a sobering reflection of the raucous culture we've now become.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 324.73 Pon
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Maria M. Tumarkin
Description: Axiomatic explores the ways we understand the traumas we inherit and the systems that sustain them. In five sections--each one built on an axiom about how the past affects the present--Tumarkin weaves together true and intimate stories of a community dealing with the extended aftermath of a suicide, a grandmother's quest to kidnap her grandson to keep him safe, one community lawyer's struggle inside and against the criminal justice system, a larger-than-life Holocaust survivor, and the history of the author's longest friendship. Tumarkin asks questions about loss, grief, and how our particular histories inform the people we become in the world.--From back cover.
Call Number: 824 Tum
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Uzma Jalaluddin
Description: Ayesha Shamsi has a lot going on. Her dreams of being a poet have been set aside for a teaching job so she can pay off her debts to her wealthy uncle. She lives with her boisterous Muslim family and is always being reminded that her flighty younger cousin, Hafsa, is close to rejecting her one hundredth marriage proposal. Though Ayesha is lonely, she doesn't want an arranged marriage. Then she meets Khalid who is just as smart and handsome as he is conservative and judgmental. She is irritatingly attracted to someone who looks down on her choices and dresses like he belongs in the seventh century. When his engagement to Hafsa is announced, Ayesha must deal with the truth about Khalid, her family... and herself.
Call Number: FIC Jal
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
László Krasznahorkai, Ottilie Mulzet
Description: "Set in contemporary times, Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming tells the story of a Prince Myshkin-like figure, Baron Bela Wenckheim, who decides to return at the end of his life to the provincial Hungarian town of his birth. Having escaped from his many casino debts in Buenos Aires, where he was living in exile, he wishes to be reunited with his high school sweetheart Marika. What follows is an endless storm of gossip, con men, and local politicians, vividly evoking the small town's alternately drab and absurd existence. All along, the Professor-a world-famous natural scientist who studies mosses and inhabits a bizarre Zen-like shack in a desolate area outside of town-offers long rants and disquisitions on his own attempts to immunize himself from thought. Spectacular actions are staged, death and the abyss loom, until finally doom is brought down on the unsuspecting residents of the town"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC ordered 092619
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Julie/ Flett Flett
Call Number: E ordered 082919
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Elizabeth McCracken, Kate Reading
Description: Bertha Truitt has always been an enigma to people in Salford, Massachusetts. She was discovered unconscious in a cemetery at the turn of the twentieth century--nothing but a bowling ball, a candlepin, and fifteen pounds of gold on her person. She marries and starts a family with Leviticus Sprague, the doctor who revived her. The bowling alley she opens quickly becomes Salford's most defining landmark. When Bertha dies in a freak accident, her heretofore-unheard-of son arrives, claiming Truitt Alleys. This begins generations of inheritance battles, murky paternities, and hidden wills.
Call Number: FIC McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Evie Dunmore
Description: England, 1879. Annabelle Archer, the brilliant but destitute daughter of a country vicar, has earned herself a place among the first cohort of female students at the renowned University of Oxford. In return for her scholarship, she must support the rising women's suffrage movement. Her charge: recruit men of influence to champion their cause. Her target: Sebastian Devereux, the cold and calculating Duke of Montgomery who steers Britain's politics at the Queen's command. Her challenge: not to give in to the powerful attraction she can't deny for the man who opposes everything she stands for.
Call Number: FIC Dun
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Emily Bazelon
Description: The American criminal justice system is supposed to be a contest between two equal adversaries, the prosecution and the defense, with judges ensuring a fair fight. But in fact, it is prosecutors who have the upper hand, in a contest that is far from equal. More than anyone else, prosecutors decide who goes free and who goes to prison, and even who lives and who dies. This kind of unchecked power is an underreported cause of enormous injustice--and the missing piece in the mass incarceration puzzle. The power of prosecutors makes them the actors in the system--the only actors--who can fix what's broken without changing a single law. They can end mass incarceration, protect against coercive plea bargains and convicting the innocent, and tackle racial bias. In almost every state we, the people, elect prosecutors, so it is within our power to reshape the choices they make. In the last few years, a wave of reform-minded prosecutors has taken office in major cities throughout the country. Bazelon shows the difference they make for people caught in the system and how they are coming together as a new kind of lobby for justice and mercy.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 345.7305 Baz
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Denise Mina, Cathleen McCarron
Description: A breathtaking thriller about a wealthy housewife who successfully conceals her dark past until a true-crime podcast and a photo posted on social media send her running across Europe, with a faded rock star by her side and extremely dangerous enemies on her trail. Anna McLean loves to revel in life's unsavory details. When she's keeping up appearances as an upper-class Edinburgh housewife, there's no better escape than other people's sordid stories retold in true-crime podcasts. Until the day it all falls apart.
Call Number: ordered 102519
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Andrea Tsurumi
Description: "Under the sea, a crab follows its heart and its calling, bringing everyone together in the wake of a disaster"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Tsu
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Micha Archer
Description: When his neighbors give a variety of answers to the question "What is a good day?" Daniel writes a poem about the everyday activities that give them joy.
Call Number: E Arc
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Ilya Kaminsky
Description: Deaf Republic opens in an occupied country in a time of political unrest. When soldiers breaking up a protest kill a deaf boy, Petya, the gunshot becomes the last thing the citizens hear--they all have gone deaf, and their dissent becomes coordinated by sign language. The story follows the private lives of townspeople encircled by public violence. At once a love story, an elegy, and an urgent plea, these poems confronts our time's vicious atrocities and our collective silence in the face of them.
Call Number: 811 Kam
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Patricia MacLachlan
Description: Eleven-year-old aspiring writer Louisa considers traveling the world with her globetrotting parents, but friendship with George helps her to see her grandparents' farm on Deer Island in a new light.
Call Number: J FIC Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Olga Tokarczuk, Antonia Lloyd-Jones
Description: A deeply satisfying thriller cum fairy tale, Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead is a provocative exploration of the murky borderland between sanity and madness, justice and tradition, and autonomy and fate. In a remote Polish village, Janina devotes the dark winter days to studying astrology, translating the poetry of William Blake, and taking care of the summer homes of wealthy Warsaw residents. Her reputation as a crank and a recluse is amplified by her not-so-secret preference for the company of animals over humans. Then a neighbor, Big Foot, turns up dead. Soon other bodies are discovered, in increasingly strange circumstances. As suspicions mount, Janina inserts herself into the investigation, certain that she knows whodunit. If only anyone would pay her mind . . .
Call Number: FIC Tok
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Lucy Ellmann
Description: "Peeling apples for tartes tatin, an Ohio mother wonders how to exist in a world of distraction and fake facts, besieged by a tweet-happy president and trigger-happy neighbors, all of them oblivious to what Dupont has dumped into the rivers and what's happening at the factory farm down the interstate--not to mention what was done to the land's first inhabitants. A torrent of consciousness, narrated in a single sentence by a woman whose wandering thoughts are as comfortably familiar as they are heartrendingly honest, Ducks, Newburyport is a fearless indictment of our contemporary moment."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Edmund Morris
Description: Thomas Alva Edison's invention of the first practical incandescent lamp 140 years ago so dazzled the world that it cast a shadow over his later achievements. This near-deaf genius patented 1,093 inventions, not including those he left unlicensed for the benefit of medicine. Edmund Morris portrays the unknown Edison-- philosopher, futurist, chemist, botanist, wartime defense adviser, founder of nearly 250 companies-- while deconstructing the Edison of mythological memory. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: B Edi
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Jean-Philippe Blondel, Alison Anderson
Description: "A French teacher on the verge of retirement is invited to a glittering opening that showcases the artwork of his former student, who has since become a celebrated painter. This unexpected encounter leads to the older man posing for his portrait. Possibly in the nude. Such personal exposure at close range entails a strange and troubling pact between artist and sitter that prompts both to reevaluate their lives"--Publisher description.
Call Number: FIC Blo
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Jeanette Winterson
Description: "Lake Geneva, 1816. Nineteen-year-old Mary Shelley is inspired to write a story about a scientist who creates a new life-form. In Brexit Britain, a young transgender doctor called Ry is falling in love with Victor Stein, a celebrated professor leading the public debate around AI and carrying out some experiments of his own in a vast underground network of tunnels. Meanwhile, Ron Lord, just divorced and living with his mom again, is set to make his fortune launching a new generation of sex dolls for lonely men everywhere. Across the Atlantic, in Phoenix, Arizona, a cryogenics facility houses dozens of bodies of men and women who are medically and legally dead... but waiting to return to life. What will happen when homo sapiens is no longer the smartest being on the planet?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Win
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Kevin Noble/ Martinez-Neal Maillard
Call Number: E ordered 091919
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Casey N. Cep
Description: "The stunning true story of an Alabama serial killer, and the trial that obsessed the author of To Kill a Mockingbird in the years after the publication of her classic novel--a complicated and difficult time in her life that, until now, has been very little examined. Willie Maxwell was a Baptist reverend in Alabama; he also happened to be a serial killer. Between 1970 and 1977, his two wives and brother all died under suspicious circumstances -- each with hefty life insurance policies taken out by none other than the Reverend himself. With the help of a savvy lawyer, Maxwell escaped justice for years. Then, the teenage daughter of his third wife perished. At the funeral, the victim's uncle shot the Reverend dead in a church full of witnesses--and was subsequently acquitted of the murder, thanks to the same savvy lawyer who had represented the Reverend for all those years. Sitting in the audience during the trial was Harper Lee, who had traveled from New York to her native Alabama with an idea of writing a book about the case. Now, Casey Cep brings this nearly inconceivable, gripping story to life on the page: from the shocking murders to the chicanery of insurance fraud to the courtroom drama. At the same time, it is a vividly told, elegiac account of Harper Lee's quest to write a second book after To Kill a Mockingbird, and a deeply moving portrait of this beloved writer's struggle with fame, success, and the mysteries of artistic creativity"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 364.15232 Cep
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Stephen Hunter
Description: When Bob Lee Swagger is approached by a woman who lost a son to war and has spent the years since risking all that she has to find the sniper who pulled the trigger, he knows right away he'll do everything in his power to help her. But what begins as a favor becomes an obsession, and soon Swagger is back in the action, teaming up with the Mossad, the FBI, and local American law enforcement, as he tracks a sniper who is his own equal...and attempts to decipher that assassin's ultimate target before it's too late.
Call Number: FIC Hun
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Giles Yeo
Call Number: 613.25 Yeo
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Talia Hibbert
Call Number: FIC ordered 073119
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Sarah Moss
Description: The light blinds you; there's a lot you miss by gathering at the fireside. In the north of England, far from the intrusions of cities but not far from civilization, Silvie and her family are living as if they are ancient Britons, surviving by the tools and knowledge of the Iron Age. For two weeks, the length of her father's vacation, they join an anthropology course set to reenact life in simpler times. They are surrounded by forests of birch and rowan; they make stew from foraged roots and hunted rabbit. The students are fulfilling their coursework; Silvie's father is fulfilling his lifelong obsession. He has raised her on stories of early man, taken her to witness rare artifacts, recounted time and again their rituals and beliefs--particularly their sacrifices to the bog. Mixing with the students, Silvie begins to see, hear, and imagine another kind of life, one that might include going to university, traveling beyond England, choosing her own clothes and food, speaking her mind. The ancient Britons built ghost walls to ward off enemy invaders, rude barricades of stakes topped with ancestral skulls. When the group builds one of their own, they find a spiritual connection to the past. What comes next but human sacrifice?
Call Number: FIC Mos
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Lyz Lenz
Description: In the wake of the 2016 election, Lenz watched as her country and her marriage were torn apart by the competing forces of faith and politics. She was bewildered by the pain and loss around her and questioned: What was happening to faith in the heartland? Lenz set out to discover the changing forces of faith and tradition in God's country. In examining the effects of faith and religion on our lives, our relationships, and our country, Lenz asks whether our divides can ever be bridged-- and if America can ever come together. -- adapted from back cover
Call Number: 322.1 Len
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Charles King
Description: A group portrait of Franz Boas, the founder of cultural anthropology, and his circle of women scientists, who upended American notions of race, gender, and sexuality in the 1920s and 1930s--a chronicle of how our society began to question the basic ways we understand other cultures and ourselves.--From publisher's description.
Call Number: 301.092 Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Michael Robotham, Joe Jameson
Description: A girl is found hiding in a secret room in a house being renovated after a terrible crime. She won't tell anyone her name, her age, or where she came from. Six years later, still unidentified, the same girl is living in a secure children's home with a new name, Evie Cormac, when she initiates a court case demanding the right to be released as an adult. Psychologist Cyrus Haven is sent to interview Evie, but she's unlike anyone he's ever met. Soon he is embroiled in her unique and dangerous world, his life in utmost peril.
Call Number: FIC Rob
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Mira Jacob
Description: "Like many six-year-olds, Mira Jacob's half-Jewish, half-Indian son, Z, has questions about everything. At first they are innocuous enough, but as tensions from the 2016 election spread from the media into his own family, they become much, much more complicated. Trying to answer him honestly, Mira has to think back to where she's gotten her own answers: her most formative conversations about race, color, sexuality, and, of course, love. Written with humor and vulnerability, this deeply relatable graphic memoir is a love letter to the art of conversation--and to the hope that hovers in our most difficult questions" -- publisher's description.
Call Number: B Jac
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Zadie Smith, Zadie. Dialectic Smith, Zadie. Sentimental education Smith, Zadie. Lazy river Smith, Zadie. Words and music Smith
Description: Grand Union explores a wide range of subjects, from first loves to cultural despair, as well as the desire to be the subject of your own experience. In captivating prose, she contends with race, class, relationships, and gender roles in a world that feels increasingly divided.
Call Number: FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Azadeh Moaveni
Description: In early 2014, the Islamic State clinched its control of Raqqa in Syria. Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, urged Muslims around the world to come join the caliphate, and moved to fight for justice, thousands of men and women heeded his call. At the heart of this story is a cast of unforgettable young women who responded. From Germany, from Bethnal Green, London, from Tunis: these were women--some still in high school--from urban families, some with university degrees, and many with cosmopolitan dreams of travel and adventure. Instead of finding a land of justice and piety, they found themselves trapped within this brutal terrorist regime, a world of chaos and upheaval and violence. How do we judge these women who both suffered and inflicted intense pain? What role is there for Muslim women in the West? Moaveni takes us into the school hallways of London, kitchen tables in Germany, the coffee shops in Tunis, the caliphate's OB/GYN and its "Guest House for Young Widows"--where wives of the fallen waited to be remarried--to demonstrate that the problem called terrorism is a far more complex, political, and deeply relatable one than we generally admit-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 306.883 Moa
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Ebony Flowers
Description: "Hot Comb offers a poignant glimpse into black women's lives and coming of age stories as seen across a crowded, ammonia-scented hair salon while ladies gossip and bond over the burn. The titular story 'Hot Comb' is about a young girl's first perm--a doomed ploy to look cool and to stop seeming 'too white' in the all-black neighborhood her family has just moved to. In 'Virgin Hair', taunts of 'tender-headed' sting as much as the perm itself. It's a scenario that repeats fifteen years later as an adult when, tired of the maintenance, Flowers shaves her head only to be hurled new put-downs. Realizations about race, class, and the imperfections of identity swirl through Flowers' stories and ads, which are by turns sweet, insightful, and heartbreaking."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Flo
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Ibram X. Kendi
Description: "The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify and describe it -- and then dismantle it." Ibram X. Kendi's concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America, pointing us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it. He weaves ethics, history, law, and science together with a personal narrative of his own awakening to antiracism.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 305.8 Ken
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Daniel Immerwahr
Description: Daniel Immerwahr tells the fascinating story of the United States outside the United States. He reveals forgotten episodes that cast American history in a new light. We travel to the Guano Islands, where prospectors collected one of the nineteenth century's most valuable commodities, and the Philippines, site of the most destructive event on U.S. soil. In Puerto Rico, Immerwahr shows how U.S. doctors conducted grisly experiments they would never have conducted on the mainland and charts the emergence of independence fighters who would shoot up the U.S. Congress. In the years after World War II, Immerwahr notes, the United States moved away from colonialism. Instead, it put innovations in electronics, transportation, and culture to use, devising a new sort of influence that did not require the control of colonies.--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 973 Imm
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Saeed Jones
Description: Jones's memoir tells the story of a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, within his country, within his own hopes, desires, and fears. Through a series of vignettes that chart a course across the American landscape, Jones draws readers into his boyhood and adolescence--into tumultuous relationships with his mother and grandmother, into passing flings with lovers, friends and strangers. Each piece builds into a larger examination of race and queerness, power and vulnerability, love and grief: a portrait of what we all do for one another--and to one another--as we fight to become ourselves.
Call Number: B Jon
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Tina Chang
Description: "A timely, stirring, and confident examination of mixed-race identity, violence, and history skillfully rendered through the lens of motherhood. In Hybrida, Tina Chang confronts the complexities of raising a mixed-race child during an era of political upheaval in the United States. She ruminates on the relationship between her son's blackness and his safety, exploring the dangers of childhood in a post-Trayvon Martin era by invoking racialized roles in fairy tales. Meditating on the lives of Michael Brown, Leiby Kletzky, and Noemi Álvarez Quillay--lost at the hands of individuals entrusted to protect them--Chang creates hybrid poetic forms that mirror her investigation of racial tensions. Hybrida is a twenty-first-century tale that is equal parts a mother's love and her fury, an ambitious and revelatory exploration of identity"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Carmen Maria Machado
Description: A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of <i>Her Body and Other Parties<i>. "...full of repressed physical energy and the raw juice of annihilating female fury."--Louise Erdrich, <i>The Millions<i>.s<i>.
Call Number: ordered 080819
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Karen Rinaldi
Description: From flawless social media feeds to airbrushed celebrities who are seemingly perfect, society constantly tells people that they're falling short in countless ways and they feel terrible about it. But with this this funny, frank, and witty book, Karen explains the many positive results of sucking at something. Inspired by her personal story, and drawing from the teachings of great philosophers, leading psychologists, and bestselling authors, Rinaldi explains how sucking at something can help listeners learn to live in the moment, confront and shed doubt, develop deeper self-love, and so much more.
Call Number: 158.1 Rin
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Holly/ Arianda George-Warren
Call Number: ordered 101719
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Laura Lippman
Description: "In 1966, Baltimore is a city of secrets that everyone seems to know--everyone, that is, except Madeline "Maddie" Schwartz. Last year, she was a happy, even pampered housewife. This year, she's bolted from her marriage of almost twenty years, determined to make good on her youthful ambitions to live a passionate, meaningful life. Maddie wants to matter, to leave her mark on a swiftly changing world. Drawing on her own secrets, she helps Baltimore police find a murdered girl--assistance that leads to a job at the city's afternoon newspaper, the Star. Working at the newspaper offers Maddie the opportunity to make her name, and she has found just the story to do it: a missing woman whose body was discovered in the fountain of a city park lake. Cleo Sherwood was a young African-American woman who liked to have a good time. No one seems to know or care why she was killed except Maddie--and the dead woman herself. Maddie's going to find the truth about Cleo's life and death. Cleo's ghost, privy to Maddie's poking and prying, wants to be left alone. Maddie's investigation brings her into contact with people that used to be on the periphery of her life--a jewelery store clerk, a waitress, a rising star on the Baltimore Orioles, a patrol cop, a hardened female reporter, a lonely man in a movie theater. But for all her ambition and drive, Maddie often fails to see the people right in front of her. Her inability to look beyond her own needs will lead to tragedy and turmoil for all sorts of people--including the man who shares her bed, a black police officer who cares for Maddie more than she knows"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Lip
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Amber Scorah
Description: Amber Scorah, creator of the "Dear Amber" podcast, describes her strict upbringing as a third-generation Jehovah's Witness and her efforts to find her true place in the world apart from the edicts of her family and faith.
Call Number: 289.92 Sco
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum
Description: "A collection of ten short stories that all take place in the same day about kids walking home from school"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Rey
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Ayaz Virji, Alan Eisenstock
Description: A true story about a Muslim doctor's service to Dawson, Minnesota and the hope of overcoming our country's climate of hostility and fear. In 2013, Dr. Ayaz Virji left a comfortable job at an East Coast hospital and moved to Dawson, a town of 1,400, feeling called to address the shortage of doctors in rural America. But in 2016, this decision was tested when the reliably blue, working-class county swung for Donald Trump. Virji watched in horror as his children faced anti-Muslim remarks at school and some of his most loyal patients began questioning whether he belonged in the community. Virji wanted out. Just as he was lining up a job in Dubai, a local pastor invited him to speak at her church and address misconceptions about what Muslims practice and believe. That invitation has grown into a well-attended lecture series that has changed hearts and minds across the state, while giving Virji a new vocation that he never would have expected. This is his story, told in a gripping, unforgettable narrative that shows the human consequences of our toxic politics, the power of faith and personal conviction, and the potential for a renewal of understanding in America's heartland.--From dust jacket.
Call Number: 297 Vir
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Melanie Falick, Rinne Allen
Description: By profiling 30 creatives, the author explores how making by hand is the key to discovering one's passion--whether that means spinning natural fibers, carving a wooden bowl, or creating elaborate papercuts.
Call Number: ordered 100319
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Asja Bakić, Jennifer Zoble, Ellen Elias-Bursać
Call Number: FIC Bak
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Jane Alison
Description: Jane Alison writes an insightful and appealing book about the craft of writing. For centuries there's been one path through fiction we're most likely to travel--the dramatic arc: a situation arises, grows tense, reaches a peak, subsides. So many other patterns run through nature, tracing other deep motions in life. Why not draw on them, too? W. G. Sebald's Emigrants was the first novel to show Alison how forward momentum can be created by way of pattern, rather than the traditional arc-- or, in nature, wave. Other writers of nonlinear prose include Nicholson Baker, Anne Carson, Marguerite Duras, Gabriel García Márquez, Jamaica Kincaid, Clarice Lispector, Susan Minot, David Mitchell, Caryl Phillips, and Mary Robison. Jane Alison offers a liberating manifesto that says, Let's leave the outdated modes behind and, in thinking of new modes, bring feeling back to experimentation. -- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 808.036 Ali
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Seanan McGuire
Description: "Meet Roger. Skilled with words, languages come easily to him. He instinctively understands how the world works through the power of story. Meet Dodger, his twin. Numbers are her world, her obsession, her everything. All she understands, she does so through the power of math. Meet Reed, skilled in the alchemical arts like his progenitor before him. Reed created Dodger and her brother. He's not their father. Not quite. But he has a plan: to raise the twins to the highest power, to ascend with them and claim their authority as his own. Godhood is attainable. Pray it isn't attained." -- Goodreads.com
Call Number: FIC McG
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Mike Unwin, Jenni Desmond
Description: Provides descriptions of the migratory behavior of a variety of animals around the world, including caribou, monarch butterflies, the barn swallow, hummingbirds, Christmas Island red crabs, and the great white shark.
Call Number: J 591.56 Unw
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell
Description: Samanta Schweblin haunts and mesmerizes in this extraordinary collection featuring women on the edge, men turned upside down, the natural world at odds with reality. We think life is one way, but often, it's not -- our expectations for how people act, love, fear can all be upended. Each character in Mouthful of Birds must contend with the unexpected, whether a family coming apart at the seams or a child transforming or a ghostly hellscape or a murder. Schweblin's stories have the feel of a sleepless night, where every shadow and bump in the dark take on huge implications; they leave your pulse racing and the line between the real and the strange blurring. This selection, chosen by the author, is an indispensible piece of contemporary Argentine literature.
Call Number: FIC Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Laurel Snyder
Description: The school year is over, and it is summer in Atlanta. The sky is blue, the sun is blazing, and the days brim with possibility. But Leah feels lost. She has been this way since one terrible afternoon a year ago when everything changed. Since that day, her parents have become distant, her friends have fallen away, and Leah's been adrift and alone. Then she meets Jasper, a girl unlike anyone she has ever known. There's something mysterious about Jasper, almost magical. And Jasper, Leah discovers, is also lost. Together, the two girls carve out a place for themselves, a hideaway in the overgrown spaces of Atlanta, away from their parents and their hardships, somewhere only they can find. But as the days of this magical June start to draw to a close, and the darker realities of their lives intrude once more, Leah and Jasper have to decide how real their friendship is, and whether it can be enough to save them both.-- Publisher's description.
Call Number: J FIC Sny
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Isabel Quintero, Zeke Peña
Description: "When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she's always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Qui
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Jerry Craft, Robin Miles, Rebecca Soler, Marc Thompson, Dan Bittner
Description: Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds-- and not really fitting into either one. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself?
Call Number: J FIC Cra
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Rachel Louise Snyder
Description: An investigation of the true scope of domestic violence, revealing how the roots of America's most pressing social crises are buried in abuse that happens behind closed doors. We call it domestic violence. We call it private violence. Sometimes we call it intimate terrorism. But we generally do not believe it has anything at all to do with us. In America, domestic violence accounts for 15 percent of all violent crime, and yet it remains locked in silence, even as its tendrils reach unseen into so many of our most pressing national issues, from our economy to our education system, from mass shootings to mass incarceration to #MeToo. Rachel Louise Snyder gives context for what we don't know we're seeing. She frames this urgent account of the scale of domestic violence in our country around key stories that explode common myths. Through the stories of victims, perpetrators, law enforcement, and reform movements from across the country, Snyder explores the real roots of private violence, its far-reaching consequences for society, and what it will take to truly address it. --From dust jacket.
Call Number: 362.8292 Sny
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Elizabeth Strout
Call Number: LP FIC ordered 081519
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
James K. A. Smith
Description: James K. A. Smith invites readers to meet the ancient African thinker who can help us find ourselves and a faith that speaks to our deepest hungers and hopes.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 248 Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
María Gainza, Thomas Bunstead
Description: The narrator of Optic Nerve is an Argentinian woman whose obsession is art. The story of her life is the story of the paintings, and painters, who matter to her. Her intimate, digressive voice guides us through a gallery of moments that have touched her. In these pages, El Greco visits the Sistine Chapel and is appalled by Michelangelo's bodies. The mystery of Rothko's refusal to finish murals for the Seagram Building in New York is blended with the story of a hospital in which a prostitute walks the halls while the narrator's husband receives chemotherapy. Episodes in art history interact with the narrator's life in Buenos Aires - her family and work; her loves and losses; her infatuations and disappointments.
Call Number: FIC Gai
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
George Packer
Description: "Richard Holbrooke was brilliant, wholly self-absorbed, and possessed of almost inhuman energy and appetites. Admired and detested, he was the force behind the Dayton Accords that ended the Balkan wars, America's greatest diplomatic achievement in the post-Cold War era. His power lay in an utter belief in himself and his idea of a muscular, generous foreign policy. From his days as a young adviser in Vietnam to his last efforts to end the war in Afghanistan, Holbrooke embodied the postwar American impulse to take the lead on the global stage. But his sharp elbows and tireless self-promotion ensured that he never rose to the highest levels in government that he so desperately coveted. His story is thus the story of America during its era of supremacy: its strength, drive, and sense of possibility, as well as its penchant for overreach and heedless self-confidence. In Our Man, drawn from Holbrooke's diaries and papers, we are given a nonfiction narrative that is both intimate and epic in its revelatory portrait of this extraordinary and deeply flawed man, and the elite spheres of society and government he inhabited" -- Back cover
Call Number: LP B Hol
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Deirdre Bair
Description: "National Book Award-winning biographer Deirdre Bair explores her fifteen remarkable years in Paris with Samuel Beckett and Simone de Beauvoir, painting intimate new portraits of two literary giants and revealing secrets of the biographical art. In 1971Deirdre Bair was a journalist and recently minted Ph.D. who managed to secure access to Nobel Prize-winning author Samuel Beckett. He agreed that she could write his biography despite never having written--or even read--a biography herself. The next sevenyears of intimate conversations, intercontinental research, and peculiar cat-and-mouse games resulted in Samuel Beckett: A Biography, which went on to win the National Book Award and propel Deirdre to her next subject: Simone de Beauvoir. The catch? De Beauvoir and Beckett despised each other--and lived essentially on the same street. While quite literally dodging one subject or the other, and sometimes hiding out in the backrooms of the great cafes of Paris, Bair learned that what works in terms of process for one biography rarely applies to the next. Her seven-year relationship with the domineering and difficult de Beauvoir required a radical change in approach, yielding another groundbreaking literary profile. Drawing on Bair's extensive notes from the period, including never-before-told anecdotes and details that were considered impossible to publish at the time, Parisian Lives is full of personality and warmth and give us an entirely new window on the all-too-human side of these legendary thinkers"-- Provided by publisher."A memoir of the author's experience writing biographies of Samuel Beckett and Simone de Beauvoir"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: ordered 101719
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Matthew Forsythe
Description: When Pokko plays her drum in the forest she suddenly finds herself surrounded by an entire band of animal musicians.
Call Number: E For
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Mark Greaney, Hunter Ripley Rawlings
Description: A desperate Kremlin takes advantage of a military crisis in Asia to simultaneously strike into Western Europe and invade east Africa in a bid to occupy three Rare Earth mineral mines that will give Russia unprecedented control for generations over the world's hi-tech sector. Pitted against the Russians are a Marine lieutenant colonel pulled out of a cushy job at the Pentagon and thrown into the fray in Africa, a French Special Forces captain and his intelligence operative father, a young Polish female partisan fighter, an A-10 Warthog pilot, and the commander of an American tank platoon who, along with his German counterpart, fight from behind enemy lines in Germany all the way into Russia. From a daring MiG attack on American satellites, through land and air battles in all theaters, naval battles in the Arabian sea, and small unit fighting down to the hand-to-hand level in the jungle, Russia's forces battle to either take the mines or detonate a nuclear device to prevent the West from exploiting them.
Call Number: LP FIC Gre
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Casey McQuiston
Description: First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz, with his sister and the Veep's genius granddaughter, are the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. Then photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids. The plan for damage control: stage a fake friendship between the First Son and the Prince. Alex soon discovers that beneath Henry's Prince Charming veneer, there's a soft-hearted eccentric with a dry sense of humor and more than one ghost haunting him. As President Claremont kicks off her re-election bid, Alex finds himself hurtling into a relationship with Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations. -- adapted from back cover
Call Number: FIC McQ
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Casey McQuiston
Description: First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz, with his sister and the Veep's genius granddaughter, are the White House Trio, a beautiful millennial marketing strategy for his mother, President Ellen Claremont. Then photos of a confrontation with his longtime nemesis Prince Henry at a royal wedding leak to the tabloids. The plan for damage control: stage a fake friendship between the First Son and the Prince. Alex soon discovers that beneath Henry's Prince Charming veneer, there's a soft-hearted eccentric with a dry sense of humor and more than one ghost haunting him. As President Claremont kicks off her re-election bid, Alex finds himself hurtling into a relationship with Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations. -- adapted from back cover
Call Number: FIC McQ
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Elisha Cooper
Description: A woman in a canoe takes the reader on a journey down the Hudson River, from its source, a lake in the Adirondack Mountains, to the point where it flows into the Atlantic Ocean at New York City. Includes a note on the history of the Hudson River.
Call Number: E Coo
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Ruth Krauss, Sergio Ruzzier
Description: Dance with a leaf. Jump like a raindrop. Sit in the sun and shine.
Call Number: E Kra
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Oge Mora
Description: When all of their special Saturday plans go awry, Ava and her mother still find a way to appreciate one another and their time together.
Call Number: E Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Jodi Kantor, Megan. Twohey
Description: From Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the reporters who broke the news of Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment and abuse, comes the untold story of their investigation and its consequences for the #MeToo movement.
Call Number: 305.42 Kan
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Jim Donovan
Description: On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon. One of the world's greatest technological achievements--and a triumph of American spirit and ingenuity--the Apollo 11 mission was a mammoth undertaking involving more than 410,000 men and women dedicated to winning the space race against the Soviets. Set amid the tensions of the Cold War and the upheavals of the sixties, and filled with behind-the-scenes details, this is an account of the dangers, the challenges, and the sheer determination that defined not only Apollo 11, but also the Mercury and Gemini missions that came before it--and James Donovan tells the whole story.--From dust jacket.
Call Number: 629.454 Don
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Sydney Smith
Description: A little boy offers advice to his cat, which is lost in the city, from taking shortcuts through safe alleys to finding a friend in the park.
Call Number: E Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Albert Woodfox, Leslie George
Description: Nearly forty years in solitary confinement in a 6-foot by 9-foot cell for 23 hours a day for a crime he did not commit, Albert Woodfox survived and emerged with his humanity and sense of hope for the future intact.Arrested often as a teenager in New Orleans, inspired behind bars in his early twenties to join the Black Panther Party because of its social commitment and code of living, Woodfox was serving a 50-year sentence in Angola for armed robbery when on April 17, 1972, a white guard was killed. Albert and another member of the Panthers were accused of the crime and put in solitary confinement without a shred of actual evidence against them. Released in February 2016, Woodfox turned his anger into activism and resistance. This is his chronicle of rare power and humanity that proves the better spirits of our nature can thrive against any odds. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: 365.9763 Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Sean Brock, Lucas Weir, Marion Sullivan, Peter Frank Edwards
Description: Southern food is one of the most beloved and delicious cuisines in America. Sean Brock shares his recipes for key components of the cuisine, from grits and fried chicken to collard greens and corn bread. Recipes can be mixed and matched to make a meal or eaten on their own. Taken together, they make up the essential elements of Southern cuisine, from fried green tomatoes to smoked baby back ribs and from tomato okra stew to biscuits, along with regional differences are highlighted in recipes. Includes key Southern knowledge too: how to fry, how to care for cast iron, and how to cook over a hearth.
Call Number: 641.5975 Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Vasiliĭ Grossman, Robert Chandler, Elizabeth Chandler
Description: "In April 1942, Hitler and Mussolini plan the huge offensive on the Eastern Front that will culminate in the greatest battle in human history. Hundreds of miles away, Pyotr Vavilov receives his call-up papers and spends a final night with his wife and children in the hut that is his home. As war approaches, the Shaposhnikov family gathers for a meal: despite her age, Alexandra will soon become a refugee; Tolya will enlist in the reserves; Vera, a nurse, will fall in love with a wounded pilot; and Viktor Shtrum will receive a letter from his doomed mother which will haunt him forever."
Call Number: FIC Gro
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
S. D. Sykes
Description: "When the Black Death reappears in England in 1361, Oswald de Lacy knows that the safest place for his wife and young son is the island-fortress of Eden, where his eccentrically pious friend Godfrey has invited the family to stay to wait out the plague during the long, dark winter. But Oswald has barely had time to settle in when a brutal murder shocks the household and it soon becomes clear that the castle is not the stronghold of security that they were so desperately looking for. Oswald knows the castle isn't safe, but neither is the plague-infested countryside outside its walls. His only hope is to solve the mystery of the murder before the killer strikes again."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Syk
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Rick Atkinson
Description: From the battles at Lexington and Concord in spring 1775 to those at Trenton and Princeton in winter 1777, the ragtag Continental Army took on the world's most formidable fighting force. Atkinson introduces us to the war for America, and shows it is populated by astonishing characters who were heroes and knaves, who made sacrifices and blunders. He shows us the war through British eyes-- and gunsights-- too, making the mortal conflict between the redcoats and the rebels all the more compelling. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: 973.3 Atk
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Leopold Damrosch
Description: In 1763, the painter Joshua Reynolds proposed to his friend Samuel Johnson that they invite a few friends to join them every Friday at the Turk's Head Tavern in London to dine, drink, and talk until midnight. Eventually the group came to include among its members Edmund Burke, Adam Smith, Edward Gibbon, and James Boswell. It was known simply as "the Club." Leo Damrosch brings alive a brilliant, competitive, and eccentric cast of characters. With the friendship of the "odd couple" Samuel Johnson and James Boswell at the heart of his narrative, Damrosch conjures up the precarious, exciting, and often brutal world of late eighteenth-century Britain. This is the story of an extraordinary group of people whose ideas helped to shape their age, and our own.
Call Number: 941.073 Dam
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Margaret Pugh O'Mara
Description: The epic human story of how, out of a small patch of land in Northern California, high tech re-created America in its image, for good and for ill. When Margaret O'Mara worked in the White House of Bill Clinton and Al Gore she saw firsthand how deeply intertwined Silicon Valley was with the federal government--and always had been--and how shallow the common understanding of the secrets of the Valley's success actually was. Now, O'Mara has produced the definitive history of Silicon Valley, the story of mavericks and visionaries, but also of powerful institutions creating the framework for innovation, from the Pentagon to Stanford University. It is also a story of a community that started off remarkably homogeneous and tight-knit and stayed that way. O'Mara is on the ground with all of the key tech companies, chronicling the evolution in their offerings through each successive era, and she has a fingertip feel for the politics of the sector and its relation to the larger cultural narrative about tech as it has evolved over the years. She has penetrated the inner kingdom of tech venture capital firms, the insular and still old-boy world that became the cockpit of American capitalism and the crucible for bringing technological innovation to market, or not.--From dust jacket.
Call Number: 338.7 OMa
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Esmé Weijun Wang
Description: Opening with the journey toward her diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, Wang discusses the medical community's own disagreement about labels and procedures for diagnosing those with mental illness, and then follows an arc that examines the manifestations of schizophrenia in her life. In essays that range from using fashion to present as high-functioning to the depths of a rare form of psychosis, and from the failures of the higher education system and the dangers of institutionalization to the complexity of compounding factors such as PTSD and Lyme disease, Wang's analytical eye allows her to balance research with personal narrative.-- From publisher's description.
Call Number: 616.898 Wan
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
William J. Mann
Description: William J. Mann presents a deeply-textured, ambitious, and definitive portrait of this great movie actor, the elusive Marlon Brando, bringing his complex life into view as never before. -- from statement at Amazon.com
Call Number: B Bra
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Julia London
Call Number: FIC ordered 091219
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Heidi Cullinan
Description: "Dr. Hong-Wei Wu has come to Copper Point, Wisconsin, after the pressures of a high-powered residency burned him out of his career before he started. Ashamed of letting his family down after all they've done for him, he plans to live a quiet life as a simple surgeon in this tiny northern town. His plans, however, don't include his outgoing, kind, and attractive surgical nurse, Simon Lane. Simon wasn't ready for the new surgeon to be a handsome charmer who keeps asking him for help getting settled and who woos him with amazing Taiwanese dishes. There's no question--Dr. Wu is flirting with him, and Simon is flirting back. The problem is, St. Ann's has a strict no-dating policy between staff, which means their romance is off the table, unless they bend the rules. But a romance that keeps them --literally-- in the closet can't lead to happy ever after. Simon doesn't want to stay a secret, and Hong-Wei doesn't want to keep himself removed from life, not anymore. To secure their happiness, they'll have to change the administration's mind. But what other secrets will they uncover along the way, about Copper Point...and about each other?"-- back cover.
Call Number: FIC Cul
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Samantha Power
Description: "In her memoir, Power offers an urgent response to the question "What can one person do?"--and a call for a clearer eye, a kinder heart, and a more open and civil hand in our politics and daily lives. The Education of an Idealist traces Power's distinctly American journey from immigrant to war correspondent to presidential Cabinet official." -- From Amazon.com summary.
Call Number: B Pow
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Fiona West
Call Number: FIC Wes
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Madhuri Vijay
Description: "In the wake of her mother's death, Shalini, a privileged and restless young woman from Bangalore, sets out for a remote Himalayan village in the troubled northern region of Kashmir. Certain that the loss of her mother is somehow connected to the decade-old disappearance of Bashir Ahmed, a charming Kashmiri salesman who frequented her childhood home, she is determined to confront him. But upon her arrival, Kalyani is brought face to face with Kashmir's politics, as well as the tangled history of the local family that takes her in. And when life in the village turns volatile and old hatreds threaten to erupt into violence, Kalyani finds herself forced to make a series of choices that could hold dangerous repercussions for the very people she has come to love."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Vij
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Brenda Wineapple
Description: "When Lincoln was assassinated and Andrew Johnson became President, a fraught time in America became perilous. Congress was divided over how Reconstruction should be accomplished and the question of black suffrage. The South roiled with violence, lawlessness, and efforts to preserve the pre-Civil War society. Andrew Johnson--chosen as Vice President for electability, because he was a Southern Democrat--had no interest in following Lincoln's agenda. With the unchecked power of executive orders, Johnson pardoned the rebel states and their leaders, opposed black suffrage, and called Reconstruction unnecessary. Congress decided to take action against a President who acted like a king. Brenda Wineapple makes this overlooked historical period come alive with important new insights. The impeachment--the first in American history--was the last-ditch, patriotic effort make the goals of the Civil War a reality, and to make the Union one again.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 973.81 Win
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Mac Barnett, Sarah (Illustrator) Jacoby
Description: A picture book biography of the children's book author shares insights into her life and enduring literary influence.
Call Number: E Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Stephen King, Santino Fontana
Description: In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis's parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there's no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents, telekinesis, and telepathy, who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, 'like the roach motel,' Kalisha says. 'You check in, but you don't check out.' In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts.
Call Number: FIC Kin
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Stephen King
Description: In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis's parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there's no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents--telekinesis and telepathy--who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, "like the roach motel," Kalisha says. "You check in, but you don't check out." In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. There are no scruples here. If you go along, you get tokens for the vending machines. If you don't, punishment is brutal. As each new victim disappears to Back Half, Luke becomes more and more desperate to get out and get help. But no one has ever escaped from the Institute.
Call Number: LP FIC Kin
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Cadwell Turnbull
Description: An alien ship rests over Water Island. For five years the people of the US Virgin Islands have lived with the Ynaa, a race of superadvanced aliens on a research mission they will not fully disclose. They are benevolent in many ways but meet any act of aggression with disproportional wrath. This has led to a strained relationship between the Ynaa and the local Virgin Islanders and a peace that cannot last. A year after the death of a young boy at the hands of an Ynaa, three families find themselves at the center of the inevitable conflict, witnesses and victims to events that will touch everyone and teach a terrible lesson.
Call Number: FIC Tur
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Kameron Hurley
Description: "'The war has turned us into light. Transforming us into light is the fastest way to travel from one front to another, and there are many fronts, now. I always wanted to be a hero. I always wanted to be on the side of light. It's funny how things work out.' Soldiers in the war against Mars, The Light Brigade, live brief lives, but the veterans are starting to be affected by changes in their bodies and minds, slipping in and out of time, or are they simply going mad?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hur
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Kate Allen
Description: "Following a tragedy that further alters the course of her life, twelve-year-old Lucy Everhart decides to continue the shark research her marine biologist mother left unfinished when she died years earlier"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC All
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Karen Armstrong
Description: "Today the Quran is used by some to justify war and acts of terrorism, the Torah to deny Palestinians the right to live in the Land of Israel, and the Bible to condemn homosexuality and contraception. The significance of Scripture--the holy texts at the centre of all religious traditions--may not be immediately obvious in our secular world but its misunderstanding is perhaps the root cause of most of today's controversies over religion. In this timely and important book, one of the world's leading commentators on religious affairs examines the meaning of Scripture. Today holy texts are not only used selectively to underwrite sometimes arbitrary and subjective views: they are seen to prescribe ethical norms and codes of behaviour that are divinely ordained--they are believed to contain eternal truths. But as Karen Armstrong shows in this fascinating trawl through millennia of religious history, this peculiar reading of Scripture is a relatively recent, modern phenomenon--and in many ways, a reaction to a hostile secular world. For most of their history, the world's religious traditions have regarded these texts as tools for the individual to connect with the divine, to transcend their physical existence, and to experience a higher level of consciousness that helped them to engage with the world in more meaningful and compassionate ways. Scripture was not a 'truth' that had to be 'believed.' Armstrong argues that only if the world's religious faiths rediscover such an open and spiritual engagement with their holy texts can they curtail the arrogance, intolerance and violence that flows from a narrow reading of Scripture as truth."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: ordered 073119
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Anne Ursu, Erin McGuire
Description: When you're an identical twin, your story always starts with someone else. For Iris, that means her story starts with Lark. Iris has always been the grounded, capable, and rational one; Lark has been inventive, dreamy, and brilliant--and from their first moments in the world together, they've never left each other's side. Everyone around them realized early on what the two sisters already knew: they had better outcomes when they were together. When fifth grade arrives, however, it's decided that Iris and Lark should be split into different classrooms, and something breaks in them both. Iris is no longer so confident; Lark retreats into herself as she deals with challenges at school. And at the same time, something strange is happening in the city around them, things both great and small going missing without a trace. As Iris begins to understand that anything can be lost in the blink of an eye, she decides it's up to her to find a way to keep her sister safe.
Call Number: J FIC Urs
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Caitlin Starling
Description: A caver who takes a dangerous job to make enough money to escape her hardscrabble planet begins to doubt her handler's motivations.
Call Number: FIC Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Deborah Levy
Description: It is 1988 and Saul Adler, a narcissistic young historian, has been invited to Communist East Berlin to do research; in exchange, he must publish a favorable essay about the German Democratic Republic. As a gift for his translator's sister, a Beatles fanatic who will be his host, Saul's girlfriend will shoot a photograph of him standing in the crosswalk on Abbey Road, an homage to the famous album cover. As he waits for her to arrive, he is grazed by an oncoming car, which changes the trajectory of his life.
Call Number: FIC Lev
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Helen Phillips, Alexandra Allwine
Description: When Molly, home alone with her two young children, hears footsteps in the living room, she tries to convince herself it's the sleep deprivation. She's been hearing things these days. Startling at loud noises. Imagining the worst-case scenario. It's what mothers do, she knows. But then the footsteps come again, and she catches a glimpse of movement. Suddenly Molly finds herself face-to-face with an intruder who knows far too much about her and her family. As she attempts to protect those she loves most, Molly must also acknowledge her own frailty. Molly slips down an existential rabbit hole where she must confront the dualities of motherhood: the ecstasy and the dread; the languor and the ferocity; the banality and the transcendence as the book hurtles toward a mind-bending conclusion.
Call Number: FIC Phi
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Ali Benjamin
Description: Led by new student Caitlyn, seventh-graders at a tiny rural school in Vermont create a reality-show inspired competition to determine who will replace the school's legendary class clown, Paulie Fink.
Call Number: J FIC Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Colson Whitehead
Description: "As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is "as good as anyone." Abandoned by his parents, but kept on the straight and narrow by his grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South of the early 1960s, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy the future. Elwood is sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called the Nickel Academy, whose mission statement says it provides "physical, intellectual and moral training" so the delinquent boys in their charge can become "honorable and honest men." In reality, the Nickel Academy is a grotesque chamber of horrors where the sadistic staff beats and sexually abuses the students, corrupt officials and locals steal food and supplies, and any boy who resists is likely to disappear "out back." Stunned to find himself in such a vicious environment, Elwood tries to hold onto Dr. King's ringing assertion "Throw us in jail and we will still love you." His friend Turner thinks Elwood is worse than naive, that the world is crooked, and that the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble. The tension between Elwood's ideals and Turner's skepticism leads to a decision whose repercussions will echo down the decades. Formed in the crucible of the evils Jim Crow wrought, the boys' fates will be determined by what they endured at the Nickel Academy. Based on the real story of a reform school in Florida that operated for one hundred and eleven years and warped the lives of thousands of children, The Nickel Boys is a devastating, driven narrative that showcases a great American novelist writing at the height of his powers."-- From publisher's description.
Call Number: LP FIC Whi
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Brenda Shaughnessy
Description: This collection of feminist poems imagines what comes after our current age of environmental destruction, racism, sexism, and divisive politics. In these pages, we see that what was once a generalized fear for our children (car accidents, falling from a tree) is now hyper-reasonable, specific, and multiple: school shootings, nuclear attack, loss of health care, a polluted planet. As Brenda Shaughnessy conjures our potential future, she envisions an age where cephalopods might rule over humankind, a fate she suggests we may just deserve after destroying their oceans. These heartbreaking, terrified poems are the battle cry of a woman who is fighting for the survival of the world she loves, and a stirring exhibition of who we are as a civilization.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Sha
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Alex Michaelides
Description: Alicia Berenson's life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London's most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word. Alicia's refusal to talk or give any kind of explanation turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the spotlight of the tabloids at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London. Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His search for the truth leads him down a terrifying path and threatens to consume him.
Call Number: FIC Mic
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Monique T. D. Truong
Description: A Greek woman tells of how she willed herself out of her father's cloistered house, married an Irish officer in the British Army, and came to Ireland with her two-year-old son in 1852, only to be forced to leave without him soon after. An African American woman, born into slavery on a Kentucky plantation, makes her way to Cincinnati after the Civil War to work as a boarding house cook, where in 1872 she meets and marries an up-and-coming newspaper reporter. In Matsue, Japan, in 1891, a former samurai's daughter is introduced to a newly arrived English teacher, and becomes the mother of his four children and his unsung literary collaborator. These three women tell the story of their time with Lafcadio Hearn, a globetrotting writer best known for his books about Meiji-era Japan. Their accounts witness Hearn's remarkable life but also seek to witness their own existence and luminous will to live unbounded by gender, race, and the mores of their time.
Call Number: FIC Tru
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson
Description: "Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world's greatest heroes. The text is also peppered with references to the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and others, offering deeper insights into the accomplishments of the past, while bringing stark attention to the endurance and spirit of those surviving and thriving in the present. Robust back matter at the end provides valuable historical context and additional detail for those wishing to learn more."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Ale
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Rion Amilcar Scott, JD Jackson, publishing company HighBridge Audio (Firm)
Description: "Established by the leaders of the country's only successful slave revolt in the mid-nineteenth century, Cross River still evokes the fierce rhythms of its founding. In lyrical prose and singular dialect, a saga beats forward that echoes the fables carried down for generations--like the screecher birds who swoop down for their periodic sacrifice, and the water women who lure men to wet deaths. Among its residents--wildly spanning decades, perspectives, and species--are David Sherman, a struggling musician who just happens to be God's last son; Tyrone, a ruthless PhD candidate, whose dissertation about a childhood game ignites mayhem in the neighboring, once-segregated town of Port Yooga; and Jim, an all-too-obedient robot who serves his Master. As the book builds to its finish with Special Topics in Loneliness Studies, a fully-realized novella, two unhinged professors grapple with hugely different ambitions, and the reader comes to appreciate the intricacy of the world Scott has created--one where fantasy and reality are eternally at war"--Container cover.
Call Number: FIC Sco
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven (Comics author) Scott, Harmony Becker
Description: A graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon--and America itself--in this tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love. George Takei woke up as a four-year-old boy to find his own birth country at war with his father's -- and their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future. In 1942, at the order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, every person of Japanese descent on the west coast was rounded up and shipped to one of ten "relocation centers," far from home, where they would be held for years under armed guard. This is Takei's firsthand account of those years behind barbed wire, the joys and terrors of growing up under legalized racism, his mother's hard choices, his father's faith in democracy, and the way those experiences planted the seeds for his future.
Call Number: YA 940.5317 Tak
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Fred Vargas, Sian Reynolds
Description: "A murder in Paris brings Commissaire Adamsberg out of the Icelandic mists of his previous investigation and unexpectedly into the region of Nîmes, where three old men have died of spider bites. The recluse has a sneaky attack, but is that enough to explain the deaths of these men, all killed by the same venom? At the National Museum of Natural History, Adamsberg meets a pensioner who tells him that two of the three octogenarians have known each other since childhood, when they lived in a local orphanage called The Mercy. There, they had belonged to a small group of violent young boys known as the "band of recluses." Adamsberg faces two obstacles: the third man killed by the same venom was not part of the "band of recluses," and the amount of spider venom necessary to kill doesn't add up.Yet after the Nîmes deaths, more members of the old band succumb to recluse bites, leading the commissaire to uncover the tragedy hidden behind the walls of the orphanage."--Publisher description.
Call Number: FIC Var
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Susan Choi
Description: In 1982 in a southern city, David and Sarah, two freshmen at a highly competitive performing arts high school, thrive alongside their school peers in a rarified bubble, ambitiously devoting themselves to their studies--to music, to movement, to Shakespeare and, particularly, to classes taught by the magnetic acting teacher Mr. Kingsley. It is here in these halls that David and Sarah fall innocently and powerfully into first love. And also where, as this class of students rises through the ranks of high school, the outside world of family life and economic status, of academic pressure and the future, does not affect them--until it does--in a sudden spiral of events that brings a startling close to the first part of this novel.
Call Number: FIC Cho
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Robert Macfarlane
Description: In Underland, Macfarland delivers his masterpiece: an epic exploration of the Earth's underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory, and the land itself. He takes us on an extraordinary journey into our relationship with darkness, burial, and what lies beneath the surface of both place and mind. Traveling through "deep time" - the dizzying expanses of geologic time that stretch away from the present - he moves from the birth of the universe to a post-human future, from the prehistoric art of Norwegian sea caves to the blue depths of the Greenland ice cap, from Bronze Age funeral chambers to the catacomb labyrinth below Paris, and from the underground fungal networks through which trees communicate to a deep-sunk "hiding place" where nuclear waste will be stored for 100,000 years to come.
Call Number: 551.447 Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Barbara McClintock
Description: Follows a young girl's imaginary journey as she zooms in a race car past fields and forests to faraway lands before returning home to her own safe bed.
Call Number: E McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Chuck Wendig
Description: A decadent rock star. A deeply religious radio host. A disgraced scientist. And a teenage girl who may be the world's last hope. In the tradition of The Stand and Station Eleven comes a gripping saga that weaves an epic tapestry of humanity into an astonishing tale of survival. Shana wakes up one morning to discover her little sister in the grip of a strange malady. She appears to be sleepwalking. She cannot talk and cannot be woken up. And she is heading with inexorable determination to a destination that only she knows. But Shana and are sister are not alone. Soon they are joined by a flock of sleepwalkers from across America, on the same mysterious journey. And like Shana, there are other "shepherds" who follow the flock to protect their friends and family on the long dark road ahead. For on their journey, they will discover an America convulsed with terror and violence, where this apocalyptic epidemic proves less dangerous than the fear of it. As the rest of society collapses all around them--and an ultraviolent militia threatens to exterminate them--the fate of the sleepwalkers depends on unraveling the mystery behind the epidemic. The terrifying secret will either tear the nation apart--or bring the survivors together to remake a shattered world.
Call Number: FIC Wen
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Bob Shea, Zachariah OHora
Description: When Reuben the bear brings doughnuts to his forest friends, they discover that his pants are wet and he angrily accuses them of the dirty deed.
Call Number: E She
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2019
Miriam Toews
Description: One evening, eight Mennonite women climb into a hay loft to conduct a secret meeting. For the past two years, each of these women, and more than a hundred other girls in their colony, has been repeatedly violated in the night by demons coming to punish them for their sins. Now that the women have learned they were in fact drugged and attacked by a group of men from their own community, they are determined to protect themselves and their daughters from future harm. While the men of the colony are off in the city, attempting to raise enough money to bail out the rapists and bring them home, these women--all illiterate, without any knowledge of the world outside their community and unable even to speak the language of the country they live in--have very little time to make a choice: Should they stay in the only world they've ever known or should they dare to escape? Based on real events and told through the "minutes" of the women's all-female symposium, Toews's masterful novel uses wry, politically engaged humor to relate this tale of women claiming their own power to decide.-- Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Toe
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Steph Cha
Description: "In the wake of the police shooting of a black teenager, Los Angeles is as tense as it's been since the unrest of the early 1990s. But Grace Park and Shawn Matthews have their own problems. Grace is sheltered and largely oblivious, living in the Valley with her Korean-immigrant parents, working long hours at the family pharmacy. She's distraught that her sister hasn't spoken to their mother in two years, for reasons beyond Grace's understanding. Shawn has already had enough of politics and protest after an act of violence shattered his family years ago. He just wants to be left alone to enjoy his quiet life in Palmdale. But when another shocking crime hits LA, both the Park and Matthews families are forced to face down their history while navigating the tumult of a city on the brink of more violence"-- Amazon.com
Call Number: FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
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A People's Future Of The United States : Speculative Fiction From 25 Extraordinary Writers
Victor D. LaValle, John Joseph Adams
FIC Peo
New Kid [Audiobook]
Jerry Craft, Robin Miles, Rebecca Soler, Marc Thompson, Dan Bittner
J FIC Cra
A Place To Land : Martin Luther King Jr. And The Speech That Inspired A Nation
Barry Wittenstein, Jerry Pinkney
E Wit
No Visible Bruises : What We Don't Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us
Rachel Louise Snyder
362.8292 Sny
A Stone Sat Still
Brendan Wenzel
E Wen
Olive, Again [Large Print]
Elizabeth Strout
LP FIC ordered 081519
Acid For The Children : A Memoir [Audiobook]
Flea
ordered 102419
On The Road With Saint Augustine : A Real-world Spirituality For Restless Hearts
James K. A. Smith
248 Smi
Alice's Island : A Novel
Daniel Sánchez Arévalo
FIC San
Optic Nerve
María Gainza, Thomas Bunstead
FIC Gai
All The Greys On Greene Street
Laura Tucker, Kelly Murphy
J FIC Tuc
Our Man [Large Print] : Richard Holbrooke And The End Of The American Century
George Packer
LP B Hol
An Orchestra Of Minorities [Audiobook]
Chigozie Obioma, Chukwudi Iwuji
FIC Obi
Parisian Lives : Samuel Beckett, Simone De Beauvoir, And Me : A Memoir
Deirdre Bair
ordered 101719
Another
Christian Robinson
E Rob
Pokko And The Drum
Matthew Forsythe
E For
Antisocial : Online Extremists, Techno-utopians, And The Hijacking Of The American Conversation
Andrew Marantz
303.484 Mar
Red Metal [Large Print]
Mark Greaney, Hunter Ripley Rawlings
LP FIC Gre
Audience Of One : Donald Trump, Television, And The Fracturing Of America
James Poniewozik
324.73 Pon
Red, White & Royal Blue
Casey McQuiston
FIC McQ
Axiomatic
Maria M. Tumarkin
824 Tum
Red, White & Royal Blue
Casey McQuiston
FIC McQ
Ayesha At Last
Uzma Jalaluddin
FIC Jal
River
Elisha Cooper
E Coo
Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming
László Krasznahorkai, Ottilie Mulzet
FIC ordered 092619
Roar Like A Dandelion
Ruth Krauss, Sergio Ruzzier
E Kra
Birdsong
Julie/ Flett Flett
E ordered 082919
Saturday
Oge Mora
E Mor
Bowlaway [Audiobook]
Elizabeth McCracken, Kate Reading
FIC McC
She Said : Breaking The Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite A Movement
Jodi Kantor, Megan. Twohey
305.42 Kan
Bringing Down The Duke
Evie Dunmore
FIC Dun
Shoot For The Moon : The Space Race And The Extraordinary Voyage Of Apollo 11
Jim Donovan
629.454 Don
Charged : The New Movement To Transform American Prosecution And End Mass Incarceration
Emily Bazelon
345.7305 Baz
Small In The City
Sydney Smith
E Smi
Conviction [Audiobook]
Denise Mina, Cathleen McCarron
ordered 102519
Solitary : Unbroken By Four Decades In Solitary Confinement : My Story Of Transformation And Hope
Albert Woodfox, Leslie George
365.9763 Woo
Crab Cake : Turning The Tide Together
Andrea Tsurumi
E Tsu
South : Essential Recipes And New Explorations
Sean Brock, Lucas Weir, Marion Sullivan, Peter Frank Edwards
641.5975 Bro
Daniel's Good Day
Micha Archer
E Arc
Stalingrad
Vasiliĭ Grossman, Robert Chandler, Elizabeth Chandler
FIC Gro
Deaf Republic : Poems
Ilya Kaminsky
811 Kam
The Bone Fire
S. D. Sykes
FIC Syk
Dream Within A Dream
Patricia MacLachlan
J FIC Mac
The British Are Coming : The War For America, Lexington To Princeton, 1775-1777
Rick Atkinson
973.3 Atk
Drive Your Plow Over The Bones Of The Dead
Olga Tokarczuk, Antonia Lloyd-Jones
FIC Tok
The Club : Johnson, Boswell, And The Friends Who Shaped An Age
Leopold Damrosch
941.073 Dam
Ducks, Newburyport
Lucy Ellmann
FIC Ell
The Code : Silicon Valley And The Remaking Of America
Margaret Pugh O'Mara
338.7 OMa
Edison
Edmund Morris
B Edi
The Collected Schizophrenias : Essays
Esmé Weijun Wang
616.898 Wan
Exposed
Jean-Philippe Blondel, Alison Anderson
FIC Blo
The Contender : The Story Of Marlon Brando
William J. Mann
B Bra
Frankissstein : A Love Story
Jeanette Winterson
FIC Win
The Devil In The Saddle
Julia London
FIC ordered 091219
Fry Bread : A Native American Family Story
Kevin Noble/ Martinez-Neal Maillard
E ordered 091919
The Doctor's Secret
Heidi Cullinan
FIC Cul
Furious Hours : Murder, Fraud, And The Last Trial Of Harper Lee
Casey N. Cep
364.15232 Cep
The Education Of An Idealist : A Memoir
Samantha Power
B Pow
Game Of Snipers
Stephen Hunter
FIC Hun
The Ex-princess
Fiona West
FIC Wes
Gene Eating : The Science Of Obesity And The Truth About Dieting
Giles Yeo
613.25 Yeo
The Far Field : A Novel
Madhuri Vijay
FIC Vij
Get A Life, Chloe Brown
Talia Hibbert
FIC ordered 073119
The Impeachers : The Of Trial Of Andrew Johnson And The Dream Of A Just Nation
Brenda Wineapple
973.81 Win
Ghost Wall
Sarah Moss
FIC Mos
The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown
Mac Barnett, Sarah (Illustrator) Jacoby
E Bar
God Land : A Story Of Faith, Loss, And Renewal In Middle America
Lyz Lenz
322.1 Len
The Institute [Audiobook]
Stephen King, Santino Fontana
FIC Kin
Gods Of The Upper Air : How A Circle Of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, And Gender In The Twentieth Century
Charles King
301.092 Kin
The Institute [Large Print]
Stephen King
LP FIC Kin
Good Girl, Bad Girl [Audiobook]
Michael Robotham, Joe Jameson
FIC Rob
The Lesson : A Novel
Cadwell Turnbull
FIC Tur
Good Talk : A Memoir In Conversations
Mira Jacob
B Jac
The Light Brigade
Kameron Hurley
FIC Hur
Grand Union : Stories
Zadie Smith, Zadie. Dialectic Smith, Zadie. Sentimental education Smith, Zadie. Lazy river Smith, Zadie. Words and music Smith
FIC Smi
The Line Tender
Kate Allen
YA FIC All
Guest House For Young Widows : Among The Women Of Isis
Azadeh Moaveni
306.883 Moa
The Lost Art Of Scripture : Rescuing The Sacred Texts
Karen Armstrong
ordered 073119
Hot Comb
Ebony Flowers
FIC Flo
The Lost Girl
Anne Ursu, Erin McGuire
J FIC Urs
How To Be An Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi
305.8 Ken
The Luminous Dead : A Novel
Caitlin Starling
FIC Sta
How To Hide An Empire : A History Of The Greater United States
Daniel Immerwahr
973 Imm
The Man Who Saw Everything
Deborah Levy
FIC Lev
How We Fight For Our Lives : A Memoir
Saeed Jones
B Jon
The Need [Audiobook]
Helen Phillips, Alexandra Allwine
FIC Phi
Hybrida : Poems
Tina Chang
811 Cha
The Next Great Paulie Fink
Ali Benjamin
J FIC Ben
In The Dream House : A Memoir.
Carmen Maria Machado
ordered 080819
The Nickel Boys [Large Print] : A Novel
Colson Whitehead
LP FIC Whi
It's Great To Suck At Something [Audiobook]
Karen Rinaldi
158.1 Rin
The Octopus Museum : Poems
Brenda Shaughnessy
811 Sha
Janis : Her Life And Music [Audiobook]
Holly/ Arianda George-Warren
ordered 101719
The Silent Patient
Alex Michaelides
FIC Mic
Lady In The Lake [Large Print] : A Novel
Laura Lippman
LP FIC Lip
The Sweetest Fruits
Monique T. D. Truong
FIC Tru
Leaving The Witness : Exiting A Religion And Finding A Life
Amber Scorah
289.92 Sco
The Undefeated
Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson
E Ale
Look Both Ways : A Tale Told In Ten Blocks
Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum
J FIC Rey
The World Doesn't Require You [Audiobook] : Stories
Rion Amilcar Scott, JD Jackson, publishing company HighBridge Audio (Firm)
FIC Sco
Love Thy Neighbor : A Muslim Doctor's Struggle For Home In Rural America
Ayaz Virji, Alan Eisenstock
297 Vir
They Called Us Enemy
George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven (Comics author) Scott, Harmony Becker
YA 940.5317 Tak
Making A Life : Working By Hand And Discovering The Life You Are Meant To Live
Melanie Falick, Rinne Allen
ordered 100319
This Poison Will Remain
Fred Vargas, Sian Reynolds
FIC Var
Mars
Asja Bakić, Jennifer Zoble, Ellen Elias-Bursać
FIC Bak
Trust Exercise : A Novel
Susan Choi
FIC Cho
Meander, Spiral, Explode : Design And Pattern In Narrative
Jane Alison
808.036 Ali
Underland : A Deep Time Journey
Robert Macfarlane
551.447 Mac
Middlegame
Seanan McGuire
FIC McG
Vroom!
Barbara McClintock
E McC
Migration : Incredible Animal Journeys
Mike Unwin, Jenni Desmond
J 591.56 Unw
Wanderers
Chuck Wendig
FIC Wen
Mouthful Of Birds : Stories
Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell
FIC Sch
Who Wet My Pants?
Bob Shea, Zachariah OHora
E She
My Jasper June
Laurel Snyder
J FIC Sny
Women Talking : A Novel
Miriam Toews
FIC Toe
My Papi Has A Motorcycle
Isabel Quintero, Zeke Peña
E Qui
Your House Will Pay : A Novel
Steph Cha
FIC Cha