GoodReads Choice Awards 2019

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The very popular book tracking/reviewing site GoodReads polls all their readers every year to find out which book in each genre is their favorite. Here are their results.


Shaun Hamill
Description: Monsters both figurative and very literal stalk the Turner family. The youngest child, Noah, narrates the family history: how in the late '60s, his bookish mother Margaret marries Lovecraft-lover Harry against her better judgment. The couple has two daughters--Sydney, born for the spotlight, and the brilliant but awkward Eunice, a natural writer and storyteller.
Call Number: FIC Ham
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Arkady Martine
Description: "During a time of political instability in the highest echelons of the imperial court, Ambassador Mahit Dzmare arrives in the center of the multi-system Teixcalaanli Empire only to discover that her predecessor, the previous ambassador from their small but fiercely independent mining Station, has died. But no one will admit that his death wasn't an accident--or that Mahit might be next to die. Now Mahit must discover who is behind the murder, rescue herself, and save her Station from Teixcalaan's unceasing expansion--all while navigating an alien culture that is all too seductive, engaging in intrigues of her own, and hiding a deadly technological secret--one that might spell the end of her Station and her way of life--or rescue it from annihilation"--From publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Selina Meyer, Billy Kimball, David Mandel
Description: "Born and raised deep in the American heartland of God-fearing suburban Maryland, young Selina Eaton learned to love her country and her fellow man from her parents, Catherine, a sportswoman, dog lover, and philanthropist, and Gordon, or "Daddy" as she always called him, a businessman and entrepreneur. From an early age, Selina, an active, curious, happy-go-lucky child, showed an uncanny ability to relate to others and to solve their real-world problems with real-world solutions. In this she was inspired by her idol: feminist, humanitarian, stateswoman, and first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt."--Amazon.com.
Call Number: 791.4572 Mey
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Etaf Rum
Description: Palestine, 1990. Seventeen-year-old Isra prefers reading books to entertaining the suitors her father has chosen for her. Over the course of a week, the naïve and dreamy girl finds herself quickly betrothed and married, and is soon living in Brooklyn. There Isra struggles to adapt to the expectations of her oppressive mother-in-law Fareeda and strange new husband Adam, a pressure that intensifies as she begins to have children--four daughters instead of the sons Fareeda tells Isra she must bear. Brooklyn, 2008. Eighteen-year-old Deya, Isra's oldest daughter, must meet with potential husbands at her grandmother Fareeda's insistence, though her only desire is to go to college. Deya can't help but wonder if her options would have been different had her parents survived the car crash that killed them when Deya was only eight. But her grandmother is firm on the matter: the only way to secure a worthy future for Deya is through marriage to the right man. But fate has a will of its own, and soon Deya will find herself on an unexpected path that leads her to shocking truths about her family--knowledge that will force her to question everything she thought she knew about her parents, the past, and her own future. Set in an America at once foreign to many and staggeringly close at hand, A Woman Is No Man is a story of culture and honor, secrets and betrayals, love and violence. It is an intimate glimpse into a controlling and closed cultural world, and a universal tale about family and the ways silence and shame can destroy those we have sworn to protect. -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Rum
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Sonia Purnell
Description: Virginia Hall-- rejected from the foreign service because of her gender and her prosthetic leg-- became the first woman to deploy to occupied France, before the United States had even entered the war. At a time when sending female secret agents into enemy territory was still strictly forbidden, Hall coordinated a network of spies to blow up bridges, report on German troop movements, arrange equipment drops for Resistance agents, and recruit and train guerrilla fighters. The Gestapo considered her the most dangerous of all Allied spies. Purnells tells the story of how one woman's fierce persistence helped win the war. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: 940.5486 Pur
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Maureen (Journalist) Callahan
Description: Israel Keys was a predator who struck all over the United States. He buried "kill kits"-- cash, weapons, and body-disposal tools-- in remote locations across the country and over the course of fourteen years would fly to a city, rent a car, and drive thousands of miles in order to use his kits. He would break into a stranger's house, abduct his victims in broad daylight, and kill and dispose of them in mere hours. And then he would return home, resuming life as a quiet, reliable construction worker devoted to his only daughter. Callahan examines the chilling, nightmarish mind of a relentless killer-- and the limitations of traditional law enforcement. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: 364.1523 Cal
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
Description: "When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she'll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she's thinking...and what she's hiding."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hen
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Mary Beth Keane
Description: "Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope, rookie cops in the NYPD, live next door to each other outside the city. What happens behind closed doors in both house--the loneliness of Francis’s wife, Lena, and the instability of Brian’s wife, Anne, sets the stage for the explosive events to come. Ask Again, Yes is a deeply affecting exploration of the lifelong friendship and love that blossoms between Kate Gleeson and Peter Stanhope, born six months apart. One shocking night their loyalties are divided, and their bond will be tested again and again over the next 40 years."-- amazon.com
Call Number: FIC Kea
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 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: Nov 5, 2019
Chris Kattan, Travis Thrasher, Seth Meyers
Description: "SNL veteran Chris Kattan offers a look behind the scenes and at his personal life, complete with celebrity-filled stories and photos"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 791.4572 Kat
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Judy Pace Christie, Lisa Wingate
Description: From the 1920s through 1950, Georgia Tann ran a black-market baby business at the Tennessee Children's Home Society in Memphis. She offered up more than 5,000 orphans tailored to the wish lists of eager parents--hiding the fact that many weren't orphans at all, but stolen children of poor families, desperate single mothers, and women told in maternity words that their babies died. The publication of Lisa Wingate's novel Before We Were Yours brought new awareness of Tann's career in child trafficking. Adoptees who knew little about their pasts gained insight into the startling facts behind their family histories. Many determined survivors set out to trace their roots and find their families. Often raised by older parents as only children, many have joyfully reunited with siblings in the final decades of their lives. Lisa Wingate and Judy Christie tell of first meetings, and of families from very different social backgrounds reaching out to embrace better-late-than-never brothers, sisters, and cousins. Long silent victims of the tragically corrupt system return to Memphis with the authors to reclaim their stories at a Tennessee Children's Home Society reunion . . . with extraordinary results.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 362.73 Chr
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Marlon James
Description: "Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: "He has a nose," people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard. As Tracker follows the boy's scent--from one ancient city to another; into dense forests and across deep rivers--he and the band are set upon by creatures intent on destroying them. As he struggles to survive, Tracker starts to wonder: Who, really, is this boy? Why has he been missing for so long? Why do so many people want to keep Tracker from finding him? And perhaps the most important questions of all: Who is telling the truth, and who is lying? " -- Jacket flap.
Call Number: FIC Jam
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Ronan Farrow
Description: In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood's most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth, and a conspiracy of silence. As Farrow drew closer to the truth, shadowy operatives, from high-priced lawyers to elite war-hardened spies, mounted a secret campaign of intimidation, threatening his career, following his every move, and weaponizing an account of abuse in his own family. All the while, Farrow and his producer faced a degree of resistance they could not explain--until now. A trail of clues revealed corruption and cover-ups from Hollywood to Washington and beyond. This is the untold story of the exotic tactics of surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability, and silence victims of abuse. It's the story of the women who risked everything to expose the truth and spark a global movement.
Call Number: 331.4133 Far
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Elizabeth Gilbert
Description: Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love. In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun-chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand-dame actress, a lady-killer writer, and no-nonsense stage manager. But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves--and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it. It will also lead to the love of her life, a love that stands out from all the rest. Now eighty-nine years old and telling her story at last, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life--and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it. "At some point in a woman's life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time," she muses. "After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is."
Call Number: FIC Gil
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Taylor Jenkins Reid
Description: "Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go-Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it's the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she's twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things. Another band getting noticed is The Six, led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she's pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road. Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Rei
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Pierce Brown
Description: For a decade Darrow led a revolution against the corrupt color-coded Society. Now, outlawed by the very Republic he founded, he wages a rogue war on Mercury in hopes that he can still salvage the dream of Eo. But as he leaves death and destruction in his wake, is he still the hero who broke the chains? Or will another legend rise to take his place? Lysander au Lune, the heir in exile, has returned to the Core. Determined to bring peace back to mankind at the edge of his sword, he must overcome or unite the treacherous Gold families of the Core and face down Darrow over the skies of war-torn Mercury. But theirs are not the only fates hanging in the balance. On Luna, Mustang, Sovereign of the Republic, campaigns to unite the Republic behind her husband. Beset by political and criminal enemies, can she outwit her opponents in time to save him? Once a Red refugee, young Lyria now stands accused of treason, and her only hope is a desperate escape with unlikely new allies. Abducted by a new threat to the Republic, Pax and Electra, the children of Darrow and Sevro, must trust in Ephraim, a thief, for their salvation--and Ephraim must look to them for his chance at redemption. As alliances shift, break, and re-form--and power is seized, lost, and reclaimed--every player is at risk in a game of conquest that could turn the Rising into a new Dark Age.
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Ali Wong
Description: Ali Wong offers sharp insights and humor are quite personal in this completely original collection. She shares the wisdom she's learned from a life in comedy and reveals stories from her life off stage, including the brutal singles life in New York (i.e. the inevitable confrontation with erectile dysfunction), reconnecting with her roots (and drinking snake blood) in Vietnam, tales of being a wild child growing up in San Francisco, and parenting war stories. Though addressed to her daughters, Ali Wong's letters are funny, surprisingly moving, and enlightening (and disgusting) for all.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: B Won
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Julia Phillips
Description: "One August afternoon, on the shoreline of the Kamchatka peninsula at the northeastern edge of Russia, two girls -- sisters, eight and eleven -- go missing. In the ensuing weeks, then months, the police investigation turns up nothing. Echoes of the disappearance reverberate across a tightly woven community, with the fear and loss felt most deeply among its women. Taking us through a year in Kamchatka, Disappearing Earth enters with astonishing emotional acuity the worlds of a cast of richly drawn characters, all connected by the crime: a witness, a neighbor, a detective, a mother. We are transported to vistas of rugged beauty -- densely wooded forests, open expanses of tundra, soaring volcanoes, and the glassy seas that border Japan and Alaska -- and into a region as complex as it is alluring, where social and ethnic tensions have long simmered, and where outsiders are often the first to be accused." -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Phi
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Mark Manson
Description: "We live in an interesting time. Materially, everything is the best it's ever been -- we are freer, healthier and wealthier than any people in human history. Yet, somehow everything seems to be irreparably and horribly fucked -- the planet is warming, governments are failing, economies are collapsing, and everyone is perpetually offended on Twitter. At this moment in history, when we have access to technology, education and communication our ancestors couldn't even dream of, so many of us come back to an overriding feeling of hopelessness. What's going on? If anyone can put a name to our current malaise and help fix it, it's Mark Manson. Manson turns his gaze from the inevitable flaws within each individual self to the endless calamities taking place in the world around us. Drawing from the pool of psychological research on these topics, as well as the timeless wisdom of philosophers such as Plato, Nietzsche, and Tom Waits, he dissects religion and politics and the uncomfortable ways they have come to resemble one another. He looks at our relationships with money, entertainment and the internet, and how too much of a good thing can psychologically eat us alive. He openly defies our definitions of faith, happiness, freedom--and even of hope itself... [Manson] challenges us to be more honest with ourselves and connected with the world in ways we probably haven't considered before."--Dust jacket flap.
Call Number: 152.4 Man
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Ted Chiang
Description: This much-anticipated second collection of stories is signature Ted Chiang, full of revelatory ideas and deeply sympathetic characters. In "The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate," a portal through time forces a fabric seller in ancient Baghdad to grapple with past mistakes and the temptation of second chances. In the epistolary "Exhalation," an alien scientist makes a shocking discovery with ramifications not just for his own people, but for all of reality. And in "The Lifecycle of Software Objects," a woman cares for an artificial intelligence over twenty years, elevating a faddish digital pet into what might be a true living being. Also included are two brand-new stories: "Omphalos" and "Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom." In this fantastical and elegant collection, Ted Chiang wrestles with the oldest questions on earth--What is the nature of the universe? What does it mean to be human?--and ones that no one else has even imagined. And, each in its own way, the stories prove that complex and thoughtful science fiction can rise to new heights of beauty, meaning, and compassion.
Call Number: FIC Chi
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Neal Stephenson
Description: "In his youth, Richard "Dodge" Forthrast founded Corporation 9592, a gaming company that made him a multibillionaire. Now in his middle years, Dodge appreciates his comfortable, unencumbered life, managing his myriad business interests, and spending time with his beloved niece Zula and her young daughter, Sophia. One beautiful autumn day, while he undergoes a routine medical procedure, something goes irrevocably wrong. Dodge is pronounced brain dead and put on life support, leaving his stunned family and close friends with difficult decisions. Long ago, when a much younger Dodge drew up his will, he directed that his body be given to a cryonics company now owned by enigmatic tech entrepreneur Elmo Shepherd. Legally bound to follow the directive despite their misgivings, Dodge's family has his brain scanned and its data structures uploaded and stored in the cloud, until it can eventually be revived. In the coming years, technology allows Dodge's brain to be turned back on. It is an achievement that is nothing less than the disruption of death itself. An eternal afterlife--the Bitworld--is created, in which humans continue to exist as digital souls. But this brave new immortal world is not the Utopia it might first seem... Fall, or Dodge in Hell is pure, unadulterated fun: a grand drama of analog and digital, man and machine, angels and demons, gods and followers, the finite and the eternal. In this exhilarating epic, Neal Stephenson raises profound existential questions and touches on the revolutionary breakthroughs that are transforming our future. Combining the technological, philosophical, and spiritual in one grand myth, he delivers a mind-blowing speculative literary saga for the modern age."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
George R. R. Martin, Simon Vance
Description: Centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones, House Targaryen, the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria, took up residence on Dragonstone. Their tale begins with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart.
Call Number: FIC Mar
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Evan Thomas
Description: She was born in 1930 in El Paso and grew up on a cattle ranch in Arizona. Early on, she set her sights on Stanford University. When she graduated near the top of her class at law school in 1952, no firm would even interview her. But Sandra Day O'Connor's story is that of a woman who repeatedly shattered glass ceilings--doing so with a blend of grace, wisdom, humor, understatement, and cowgirl toughness. She became the first-ever female majority leader of a state senate. As a judge on the Arizona State Court of Appeals, she stood up to corrupt lawyers and humanized the law. When she arrived at the Supreme Court, appointed by Reagan in 1981, she began a quarter-century tenure on the court, hearing cases that ultimately shaped American law. Diagnosed with cancer at fifty-eight, and caring for a husband with Alzheimer's, O'Connor endured every difficulty with grit and poise. This is a vivid and personal portrait of a woman who loved her family and believed in serving her country, who, when she became the most powerful woman in America, built a bridge forward for the women who followed her-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: B OCo
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Taffy Brodesser-Akner
Description: "Dr. Toby Fleishman wakes up each morning surrounded by women. Women who are self-actualized and independent and know what they want--and, against all odds, what they want is Toby. Who knew what kind of life awaited him once he finally extracted himself from his nightmare of a marriage? Who knew that there were women out there who would actually look at him with softness and desire? But just as the winds of his optimism are beginning to pick up, they're quickly dampened, and then extinguished, when his ex-wife, Rachel, suddenly disappears. Toby thought he knew what to expect when he moved out: weekends and every other holiday with the kids, some residual bitterness, tense co-parenting negotiations. He never thought that one day Rachel would just drop their children off at his place and never come back. As Toby tries to figure out what happened and what it means, all while juggling his patients at the hospital, his never-ending parental duties, and his new, app-assisted sexual popularity, his tidy narrative of a spurned husband is his sole consolation. But if Toby ever wants to really understand where Rachel went and what really happened to his marriage, he is going to have to consider that he might not have seen it all that clearly in the first place. Fleishman Is In Trouble is an exploration of a culture trying to navigate the fault lines of an institution that has proven to be worthy of both our great wariness and our great optimism"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Tembi Locke
Description: "A poignant and transporting cross-cultural love story set against the lush backdrop of the Sicilian countryside, where one woman discovers the healing powers of food and family in her darkest hour"--Jacket.
Call Number: B Loc
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Joe Hill, Stephen King
Description: "In this masterful collection of short fiction, Joe Hill dissects timeless human struggles in thirteen relentless tales of supernatural suspense, including "In The Tall Grass," one of two stories co-written with Stephen King, basis for the terrifying feature film from Netflix. A little door that opens to a world of fairy tale wonders becomes the blood-drenched stomping ground for a gang of hunters in "Faun." A grief-stricken librarian climbs behind the wheel of an antique Bookmobile to deliver fresh reads to the dead in "Late Returns." In "By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain," two young friends stumble on the corpse of a plesiosaur at the water's edge, a discovery that forces them to confront the inescapable truth of their own mortality--and other horrors that lurk in the water's shivery depths. And tension shimmers in the sweltering heat of the Nevada desert as a faceless trucker finds himself caught in a sinister dance with a tribe of motorcycle outlaws in "Throttle," co-written with Stephen King. Featuring two previously unpublished stories, and a brace of shocking chillers, Full Throttle is a darkly imagined odyssey through the complexities of the human psyche. Hypnotic and disquieting, it mines our tormented secrets, hidden vulnerabilities, and basest fears, and demonstrates this exceptional talent at his very best"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hil
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 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: Nov 6, 2019
Tamsyn Muir
Description: Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit. Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, she is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. Harrowhark Nonagesimus, Reverend Daughter of the Ninth House and bone witch extraordinaire, has been summoned to a deadly trial of wits and skill. If Harrowhark succeeds she will become an immortal, all-powerful servant of the Resurrection. Without Gideon's sword, Harrow will fail, and the Ninth House will die. Of course, some things are better left dead. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: FIC Mui
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Rachel (Event planner) Hollis
Description: "I believe we can change the world. But first, we've got to stop living in fear of being judged for who we are." Rachel Hollis has seen it too often: women not living into their full potential. They feel a tugging on their hearts for something more, but they're afraid of embarrassment, of falling short of perfection, of not being enough. [A]uthor and founder of a [...] media company, Rachel Hollis sounds a wake-up call. She knows that many women have been taught to define themselves in light of other people -- whether as wife, mother, daughter, or employee -- instead of learning how to own who they are and what they want. With a challenge to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself.
Call Number: 158.1 Hol
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Description: "The Jazz Age is in full swing, but Casiopea Tun is too busy cleaning the floors of her wealthy grandfather’s house to listen to any fast tunes. Nevertheless, she dreams of a life far from her dusty small town in southern Mexico. A life she can call her own. Yet this new life seems as distant as the stars, until the day she finds a curious wooden box in her grandfather’s room. She opens it—and accidentally frees the spirit of the Mayan god of death, who requests her help in recovering his throne from his treacherous brother. Failure will mean Casiopea’s demise, but success could make her dreams come true. In the company of the strangely alluring god and armed with her wits, Casiopea begins an adventure that will take her on a cross-country odyssey from the jungles of Yucatán to the bright lights of Mexico City—and deep into the darkness of the Mayan underworld." -- Jacket flap.
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Paul Tremblay
Description: "A chilling collection of psychological suspense and literary horror from the multiple award-winning author of The Cabin at the End of the World, and A Head Full of Ghosts. Featuring nineteen pieces of short fiction, Growing Things and Other Stories is an exciting and disquieting glimpse into Paul Tremblay's fantastically fertile imagination. In "The Teacher," a Bram Stoker Award nominee for best short story, a student is forced to watch a disturbing video that will haunt and torment her and her classmates' lives. Four men rob a pawn shop at gunpoint only to vanish, one-by-one, as they speed away from the crime scene in "The Getaway." In "Swim Wants to Know If It's as Bad as Swim Thinks," a meth addict kidnaps her daughter from her estranged mother as their town is terrorized by a giant monster . . . or not. Joining these haunting works are stories linked to Tremblay's previous novels. The tour de force metafictional novella "Notes from the Dog Walkers" deconstructs horror and publishing, possibly bringing in a character from A Head Full of Ghosts, all while serving as a prequel to Disappearance at Devil's Rock. "The Thirteenth Temple" follows another character from A Head Full of Ghosts--Merry, who has published a tell-all memoir written years after the events of the novel. And the title story, "Growing Things," a shivery tale loosely shared between the sisters in A Head Full of Ghosts, is told here in full."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Tre
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Donald Hamilton
Description: This manual brings homeopathic pet care current while providing guidance on basic symptoms, treatment options, and home care.
Call Number: 636.089 Ham 2010
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Andrew Shaffer
Description: "Following a successful but exhausting book tour, Joe Biden is looking forward to returning home. However, before he does, he's got one last stop to make: Chicago, where the Obama Foundation is holding its first annual global economics forum. Barack Obama has invited Joe to meet a wealthy left-leaning philanthropist, whose deep pockets Joe will need if he decides to run for president. Joe isn't even sure if wants to run...but he's not going to pass up a rare chance to reconnect with his one-time governing mate. Joe and Obama barely have time to catch up before another mystery lands in their laps: Obama's prized Blackberry is stolen. When the suspect turns up comatose from a gunshot wound, local police are content with writing it off as just another gangland shooting. But Joe and Obama smell a rat. In a race to find the shooter, Joe and Obama butt heads with their former compadre, Mayor Rahm Emanuel; follow a trail of clues through Chicago's South Side; go undercover inside a Prohibition-era speakeasy; and scale the Tribune Tower in a Die Hard-worthy final set-piece. "--Publisher description.
Call Number: FIC Sha
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 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: Nov 6, 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: Nov 6, 2019
Catherine McKenzie
Description: "What happened to Amanda Holmes? Twenty years ago, she was found bludgeoned in a rowboat at the MacAllister family's Camp Macaw. No one was ever charged with the crime. Now, after their parents' sudden deaths, the MacAllister siblings return to camp to read the will and decide what to do with the prime real estate the camp occupies. Ryan needs to sell. Margaux hasn't made up her mind. Mary believes in leaving well enough alone. Kate and Liddie--the twins--have opposing views. And Sean Booth, the grounds keeper, just hopes he still has a home when all is said and done. But it's more complicated than a simple vote. The will stipulates that until they unravel the mystery of what happened to Amanda, they can't settle the estate. Any one of them could have done it, and each one is holding a piece of the puzzle. Will they work together to finally discover the truth, or will their secrets finally tear the family apart?" -- Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC McK
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Stephen Chbosky
Description: Single mother Kate Reese is on the run. Determined to improve life for her and her son, Christopher, she flees an abusive relationship in the middle of the night with Christopher at her side. Together, they find themselves drawn to the tight-knit community of Mill Grove, Pennsylvania. It's as far off the beaten track as they can get. Just one highway in, one highway out. At first, it seems like the perfect place to finally settle down. Then Christopher vanishes. For six awful days, no one can find him. Until Christopher emerges from the woods at the edge of town, unharmed but not unchanged. He returns with a voice in his head only he can hear, with a mission only he can complete: Build a tree house in the woods by Christmas, or his mother and everyone in the town will never be the same again. Soon Kate and Christopher find themselves in the fight of their lives, caught in the middle of a war playing out between good and evil, with their small town as the battleground.
Call Number: FIC Chb
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 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: Nov 6, 2019
Dani Shapiro
Description: Dani Shapiro gives us a new memoir about identity, paternity, and family secrets--a real-time exploration of the staggering discovery she made last year about her father, and her struggle to piece together the hidden the story of her own life.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP B Sha
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Demi Moore
Description: "Even as Demi was becoming the highest paid actress in Hollywood, however, she was always outrunning her past, just one step ahead of the doubts and insecurities that defined her childhood. Throughout her rise to fame and during some of the most pivotal moments of her life, Demi battled addiction, body image issues, and childhood trauma that would follow her for years all while juggling a skyrocketing career and at times negative public perception. As her success grew, Demi found herself questioning if she belonged in Hollywood, if she was a good mother, a good actress and, always, if she was simply good enough."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: B Moo
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Chanel Miller
Description: Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting "Emily Doe" on Stanford's campus. Her victim impact statement was posted on BuzzFeed, where it instantly went viral, was translated globally and read on the floor of Congress. It inspired changes in California law and the recall of the judge in the case. Now Miller reclaims her identity to tell her story of trauma, transcendence, and the power of words.She tells of her struggles with isolation and shame during the aftermath and the trial, reveals the oppression victims face in even the best-case scenarios, and illuminates a culture biased to protect perpetrators. -- ǂc Adapted from jacket
Call Number: 364.1532 Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Chelsea Handler
Description: In a haze of vape smoke on a rare windy night in L.A. in the fall of 2016, Chelsea Handler daydreams about what life will be like with a woman in the White House. And then Donald Trump happens. In a torpor of despair, she decides that she's had enough of the privileged bubble she's lived in--a bubble within a bubble--and that it's time to make some changes, both in her personal life and in the world at large. At home, she embarks on a year of self-sufficiency, learning how to work the remote, how to pick up dog shit, where to find the toaster. She meets her match in an earnest, brainy psychiatrist and enters into therapy, prepared to do the heavy lifting required to look within and make sense of a childhood marked by love and loss and to figure out why people are afraid of her. She becomes politically active, finding her voice as an advocate for change, having difficult conversations, and energizing her base.
Call Number: B Han
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Riley Sager
Description: "No visitors. No nights spent away from the apartment. No disturbing the other residents, all of whom are rich or famous or both. These are the only rules for Jules Larsen's new job as an apartment sitter at the Bartholomew, one of Manhattan's most high-profile and mysterious buildings. Recently heartbroken and just plain broke, Jules is taken in by the splendor of her surroundings and accepts the terms, ready to leave her past life behind. As she gets to know the residents and staff of the Bartholomew, Jules finds herself drawn to fellow apartment sitter Ingrid, who comfortingly reminds her of the sister she lost eight years ago. When Ingrid confides that the Bartholomew is not what it seems and the dark history hidden beneath its gleaming facade is starting to frighten her, Jules brushes it off as a harmless ghost story... until the next day, when Ingrid disappears. Searching for the truth about Ingrid's disappearance, Jules digs deeper into the Bartholomew's sordid past and into the secrets kept within its walls. What she discovers pits Jules against the clock as she races to unmask a killer, expose the building's hidden past, and escape the Bartholomew before her temporary status becomes permanent"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sag
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
T Kira Madden
Description: T Kira Madden's debut is a memoir about coming of age as a queer, biracial teenager within the fierce contradictions of Boca Raton, Florida, a place where cult-like privilege, shocking social and racial disparities, rampant white-collar crime, and powerfully destructive standards of beauty hide in plain sight. As a child in Florida, T Kira Madden lived a life of extravagance, but left to her own devices as both parents battled drug addiction, Kira navigated the perils of coming of age too quickly, and without guidance. With honesty and moving, lyrical prose, and spanning from 1960's Hawai'i to the nip and tuck rooms of 1990s Florida to the present-day struggle of a young woman in a culture of harassment, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls is the story of families both lost and found, unmade and rebuilt, crooked and beautiful. -- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: B Mad
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Martha Hall Kelly
Description: "It is 1914 and the world has been on the brink of war so many times, many New Yorkers treat the subject with only passing interest. Eliza Ferriday is thrilled to be traveling to St. Petersburg with Sofya Streshnayva, a cousin of the Romanovs. The two met years ago one summer in Paris and became close confidantes. Now Eliza embarks on the trip of a lifetime, home with Sofya to see the splendors of Russia. But when Austria declares war on Serbia and Russia's Imperial dynasty begins to fall, Eliza escapes back to America, while Sofya and her family flee to their country estate. In need of domestic help, they hire the local fortuneteller's daughter, Varinka, unknowingly bringing intense danger into their household. On the other side of the Atlantic, Eliza is doing her part to help the White Russian families find safety as they escape the revolution. But when Sofya's letters suddenly stop coming she fears the worst for her best friend. From the turbulent streets of St. Petersburg to the avenues of Paris and the society of fallen Russian émigrés who live there, the lives of Eliza, Sofya, and Varinka will intersect in profound ways, taking readers on a breathtaking ride through a momentous time in history"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Kel
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Ian McEwan
Description: "Machines Like Me occurs in an alternative 1980s London. Britain has lost the Falklands War, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power, and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough in artificial intelligence. In a world not quite like this one, two lovers will be tested beyond their understanding. Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret. When Charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first batch of synthetic humans. With Miranda's assistance, he co-designs Adam's personality. This near-perfect human is beautiful, strong, and clever--a love triangle soon forms. These three beings will confront a profound moral dilemma. Ian McEwan's subversive and entertaining new novel poses fundamental questions: What makes us human? Our outward deeds or our inner lives? Could a machine understand the human heart? This provocative and thrilling tale warns against the power to invent things beyond our control"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC McE
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Lynne Olson
Description: In 1941 Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, lifelong rebel against her country's conservative, patriarchal society, became the leader of a vast intelligence organization. Her group's name was Alliance, and used the names of animals as their aliases. Fourcade was Hedgehog: a tough little animal, unthreatening in appearance. The Gestapo pursued them relentlessly, capturing, torturing, and executing hundreds of its three thousand agents. Captured twice by the Nazis, she escaped and continued to hold her network together. Olson tells this story of a woman who stood up for her nation, her fellow citizens, and herself. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: 940.5486 Ols
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Sarah Gailey
Description: "When a gruesome murder is discovered at The Osthorne Academy of Young Mages, where her estranged twin sister teaches Theoretical Magic, reluctant detective Ivy Gamble is pulled into the world of untold power and dangerous secrets. She will have to find a murderer and reclaim her sister--without losing herself" -- Amazon.com
Call Number: FIC Gai
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Stephanie Land, Barbara Ehrenreich
Description: Land's plans of breaking free from the roots of her hometown in the Pacific Northwest to chase her dreams were cut short when a summer fling turned into an unexpected pregnancy. She turned to housekeeping to make ends meet, took classes online to earn a college degree. And she wrote relentlessly: true stories of overworked and underpaid Americans; of living on food stamps and WIC coupons. Here she explores the underbelly of upper-middle class America and the reality of what it's like to be in service to them. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: 331.48164 Lan
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Lori Gottlieb
Description: Lori Gottlieb, a therapist with a Los Angeles practice, faced a crisis that caused her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist. Now Gottlieb invites us into her world as both clinician and patient, examining the truths and fictions we tell ourselves and others as we teeter on the tightrope between love and desire, meaning and mortality, guilt and redemption, terror and courage, hope and change. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: 616.8914 Got
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
John Hodgman
Description: After spending most of his twenties pursuing a career as a literary agent, John Hodgman decided to try his own hand at writing. Following an appearance to promote one of his books on The Daily Show, he was invited to return as a contributor. This led to an unexpected and, frankly, implausible career in front of the camera that has lasted to this very day, or at least until 2016. Hodgman explores the strangeness of his career, speaking plainly of fame, especially at the weird, marginal level he enjoyed it. Medallion Status is a thoughtful examination of status, fame, and identity--and about the way we all deal with those moments when we realize we aren't platinum status anymore and will have to get comfortable in that middle airplane seat again.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 817 Hod
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Helena Hunting
Description: "Talk about an embarrassing introduction. On her first day of law school, Kailyn ran - quite literally - into the actor she crushed on as a teenager, ending with him sprawled on top of her. Mortified to discover the Daxton Hughes was also a student in her class, her embarrassment over their meet-cute quickly turned into a friendship she never expected. Of course, she never saw his betrayal coming either. Now, eight years later, Dax is in her office asking for legal advice. Despite her anger, Kailyn can't help feeling sorry for the devastated man who just became sole guardian to his thirteen-year-old sister. But when her boss gets wind of Kailyn's new celebrity client, there's even more at stake than Dax's custody issues: if she gets Dax to work at their firm, she'll be promoted to partner. The more time Kailyn spends with Dax and his sister, the more she starts to feel like a family, and the more she realizes the chemistry they had all those years ago is as fresh as ever. But will they be able to forgive the mistakes of the past, or will one betrayal lead to another?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hun
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 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: Nov 5, 2019
Adam Higginbotham
Description: Journalist Adam Higginbotham's definitive account of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster--and an investigation into how propaganda, secrecy, and myth have obscured the true story of one of the twentieth century's greatest disasters.On April 26, 1986, Reactor Number Four of the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station exploded, triggering history's worst nuclear disaster. In the thirty years since then, Chernobyl has become lodged in the collective nightmares of the world: shorthand for the horrors of radiation poisoning, for a dangerous technology slipping its leash, for ecological fragility, and for what can happen when a dishonest and careless state endangers its citizens and the entire world. The real story of the accident, clouded from the beginning by secrecy, propaganda, and misinformation, has long remained in dispute. Higginbotham has written a compelling narrative which brings the disaster to life through the eyes of the men and women who witnessed it firsthand. The definitive account of an event that changed history is a story that is more complex, more human, and more terrifying than the Soviet myth.
Call Number: 363.179 Hig
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Angie Kim
Description: In rural Virginia, Young and Pak Yoo run an experimental medical treatment device known as the Miracle Submarine--a pressurized oxygen chamber that patients enter for therapeutic 'dives' with the hopes of curing issues like autism or infertility. When the Miracle Submarine mysteriously explodes, killing two people, a dramatic murder trial upends the Yoos' small community. The ensuing trial uncovers unimaginable secrets from that night--trysts in the woods, mysterious notes, child-abuse charges--as well as tense rivalries and alliances among a group of people driven to extraordinary degrees of desperation and sacrifice. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: LP FIC Kim
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Elaine Welteroth
Description: "In this part-manifesto, part-memoir, the revolutionary editor who infused social consciousness into the pages of Teen Vogue explores what it means to come into your own -- on your own terms Throughout her life, Elaine Welteroth has climbed the ranks of media and fashion, shattering ceilings along the way. In this riveting and timely memoir, the groundbreaking journalist unpacks lessons on race, identity, and success through her own journey, from navigating her way as the unstoppable child of a unlikely interracial marriage in small-town California to finding herself on the frontlines of a modern movement for the next generation of change makers. Welteroth moves beyond the headlines and highlight reels to share the profound lessons and struggles of being a barrier-breaker across so many intersections. As a young boss and the only black woman in the room, she's had enough of the world telling her -- and all women -- they're not enough. As she learns to rely on herself by looking both inward and upward, we're ultimately reminded that we're more than enough." -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 070.92 Wel
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
John Waters
Description: "The newest essay collection from the New York Times-bestselling John Waters, reflecting on how to overcome newfound responsibility and rebel in the autumn of your years"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 814.54 Wat
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Jennifer Weiner
Description: Growing up in 1950s Detroit, Jo and Bethie Kaufman's roles in the family are clearly defined. Jo is the tomboy, the bookish rebel with a passion to make the world more fair; Bethie is the pretty, feminine good girl, a would-be star who enjoys the power her beauty confers and dreams of a traditional life. As their lives unfold against the background of free love and Vietnam, Woodstock and women's lib, Bethie becomes an adventure-loving wild child who dives headlong into the counterculture, up for anything--except settling down. Jo becomes a proper young mother in Connecticut, a witness to the changing world instead of a participant. Is it too late for the women to finally stake a claim on happily ever after? -- adapted from back cover
Call Number: LP FIC Wei
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Oyinkan Braithwaite
Description: "'Femi makes three, you know. Three and they label you a serial killer.' Korede is bitter. How could she not be? Her sister, Ayoola, is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola's third boyfriend in a row is dead. Korede's practicality is the sisters' saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood, the trunk of her car is big enough for a body, and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures of her dinner to Instagram when she should be mourning her "missing" boyfriend. Not that she gets any credit. A kind, handsome doctor at the hospital where Korede works is the bright spot in her life. She dreams of the day when he will realize they're perfect for each other. But one day Ayoola shows up to the hospital uninvited and he takes notice. When he asks Korede for Ayoola's phone number, she must reckon with what her sister has become and what she will do about it."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bra
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Josh Gondelman
Description: Writer and comedian Josh Gondelman's collection of personal stories of best intentions and mixed results.-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 818 Gon
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Leigh Bardugo
Description: "Galaxy 'Alex' Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale's freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug-dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. In fact, by age twenty, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she's thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world's most prestigious universities on a full ride. What's the catch, and why her? Still searching for answers, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale's secret societies. Their eight windowless 'tombs' are the well-known haunts of the rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street's biggest players. But their occult activities are more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive. They tamper with forbidden magic. They raise the dead. And, sometimes, they prey on the living."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Sally Rooney
Description: "At school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other. He's popular and well-adjusted, star of the school football team, while she is lonely, proud, and intensely private. But when Connell comes to pick his mother up from her job at Marianne's house, a strange and indelible connection grows between the two teenagers--one they are determined to conceal. A year later, they're both studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Marianne has found her feet in a new social world while Connell hangs at the sidelines, shy and uncertain. Throughout their years at university, Marianne and Connell circle one another, straying toward other people and possibilities but always magnetically, irresistibly drawn back together. And as she veers into self-destruction and he begins to search for meaning elsewhere, each must confront how far they are willing to go to save the other" -- Amazon.com
Call Number: FIC Roo
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Nora Roberts
Description: "They look like an everyday family living an ordinary life. But beyond the edges of this peaceful farm, unimaginable forces of light and dark have been unleashed. Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely knows the world that existed before -- the city where her parents lived, now in ruins and reclaimed by nature since the Doom sickened and killed billions. Traveling anywhere is a danger, as vicious gangs of Raiders and fanatics called Purity Warriors search for their next victim. Those like Fallon, in possession of gifts, are hunted -- and the time is coming when her true nature, her identity as The One, can no longer be hidden. In a mysterious shelter in the forest, her training is about to begin under the guidance of Mallick, whose skills have been honed over centuries. She will learn the old ways of healing; study and spar; encounter faeries and elves and shifters; and find powers within herself she never imagined. And when the time is right, she will take up the sword, and fight. For until she grows into the woman she was born to be, the world outside will never be whole again." -- From publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Elizabeth Strout
Description: Olive Kitteridge returns, this time as a person getting older, navigating her next decade as she comes to terms with the changes--sometimes welcome, sometimes not--in her own life. Here is Olive, strangely content in her second marriage, still in an evolving relationship with her son and his family, encountering a cast of memorable characters in the seaside town of Crosby, Maine. Whether it's a young girl coming to terms with the loss of her father, a young woman about to give birth at a baby shower, or a nurse who confesses a secret high school crush, the irascible Olive improbably touches the lives of others. Elizabeth Strout has achieved greatness by brilliantly laying bare the inner lives of ordinary people, by focusing on the small moments of connection which can dislodge lifelong grief and longing, and unite her characters through moments of transcendent grace. -- adapted from jacket flap.
Call Number: FIC Str
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Ocean Vuong
Description: "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family's history that began before he was born--a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam--and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Vuo
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Diane Setterfield
Description: "On a dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the river Thames, an extraordinary event takes place. The regulars are telling stories to while away the dark hours, when the door bursts open on a grievously wounded stranger. In his arms is the lifeless body of a small child. Hours later, the girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life. Is it a miracle? Is it magic? Or can science provide an explanation? These questions have many answers, some of them quite dark indeed. Those who dwell on the river bank apply all their ingenuity to solving the puzzle of the girl who died and lived again, yet as the days pass the mystery only deepens. The child herself is mute and unable to answer the essential questions: Who is she? Where did she come from? And to whom does she belong?
Call Number: FIC Set
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Mark Lawrence
Description: "In January 1986, fifteen-year-old boy-genius Nick Hayes discovers he's dying. And it isn't even the strangest thing to happen to him that week. Nick and his Dungeons & Dragons-playing friends are used to living in their imaginations. But when a new girl, Mia, joins the group and reality becomes weirder than the fantasy world they visit in their weekly games, none of them are prepared for what comes next. A strange--yet curiously familiar--man is following Nick, with abilities that just shouldn't exist. And this man bears a cryptic message: Mia's in grave danger, though she doesn't know it yet. She needs Nick's help--now. He finds himself in a race against time to unravel an impossible mystery and save the girl. And all that stands in his way is a probably terminal disease, a knife-wielding maniac and the laws of physics. Challenge accepted."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Law
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
David Cullen
Description: Following the February 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Cameron Kasky immediately recruited a colorful band of theatre kids and rising activists to map out a movement. A month later, their March for Our Lives was the fourth largest protest in American history. Cullen shows how these kids seized an opportunity, organizing the young activist groups mushrooming across America in their image. They forsee a generational struggle to save every kid of every color from the ravages of gun violence in America. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: 371.782 Cul
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Candice Carty-Williams
Description: "Queenie Jenkins is a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London, straddling two cultures and slotting neatly into neither. She works at a national newspaper, where she's constantly forced to compare herself to her white middle class peers. After a messy break up from her long-term white boyfriend, Queenie seeks comfort in all the wrong places . . . including several hazardous men who do a good job of occupying brain space and a bad job of affirming self-worth. As Queenie careens from one questionable decision to another, she finds herself wondering, 'What are you doing? Why are you doing it? Who do you want to be?' -- all of the questions today's woman must face in a world trying to answer them for her." -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Blake Crouch, Abby Craden, Jon Lindstrom
Description: Barry Sutton is driving home from a long shift as an NYPD detective when a call comes in. A woman's threatening to commit suicide, and he has to try to talk her down. Only as he stands mere inches away, does he realize that the woman has False Memory Syndrome, a mysterious disease that drives its victims mad. When Barry is unable to save her, he investigates the mystery and finds himself on an astonishing and terrifying journey, ultimately revealing a plot that could bring about the end of reality.
Call Number: FIC Cro
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Jacqueline Woodson
Description: Two families from different social classes are joined together by an unexpected pregnancy and the child that it produces. As the book opens in 2001, it is the evening of sixteen-year-old Melody's birthday celebration in her grandparent's Brooklyn brownstone. Watched lovingly by her relatives and friends, escorted by her father to the soundtrack of Prince, she wears a special, custom-made dress. But the event is not without poignancy. Sixteen years earlier, that very dress was measured and sewn for a different wearer: Melody's mother, for her own sixteenth birthday party and a celebration which ultimately never took place.
Call Number: FIC Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 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: Nov 5, 2019
Craig Ferguson
Description: Ferguson has defied the odds his entire life. He has failed when he should have succeeded and succeeded when he should have failed. Here, readers will get a look into the mind and recollections of the unique and twisted Scottish American. Some of the stories were too graphic for television, too politically incorrect for social media, or too meditative for a stand-up comedy performance. Craig discusses his deep love for his native Scotland, examines his profound psychic change brought on by fatherhood, and looks at aging and mortality with a perspective that he was incapable of as a younger man.
Call Number: B Fer
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Harlan Coben
Description: "You've lost your daughter. She's addicted to drugs and to an abusive boyfriend. And she's made it clear that she doesn't want to be found. Then, by chance, you see her playing guitar in Central Park. But she's not the girl you remember. This woman is living on the edge, frightened, and clearly in trouble. You don't stop to think. You approach her, beg her to come home. She runs. And you do the only thing a parent can do: you follow her into a dark and dangerous world you never knew existed. Before you know it, both your family and your life are on the line. And in order to protect your daughter from the evils of that world, you must face them head on"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cob
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Patrick Radden Keefe
Description: From Patrick Radden Keefe, a stunning, intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussions. In December 1972, Jean McConville, a thirty-eight-year-old mother of ten, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders. Her abduction was one of the most notorious episodes of the vicious conflict known as The Troubles. Everyone knew the I.R.A. was responsible, but in a climate of fear and paranoia, no one would speak of it. In 2003, fa set of human bones was discovered on a beach--McConville's children knew it was their mother. Keefe tells the tale of a society wracked by a violent guerrilla war, a war whose consequences have never been reckoned with. The brutal violence seared not only people like the McConville children, but also I.R.A. members embittered by a peace that fell far short of the goal of a united Ireland, and left them wondering whether the killings they committed were not justified acts of war, but simple murders.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 364.1523 Kee
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Jean Kwok, Angela Lin, Samantha Quan, Caroline McLaughlin
Description: Sylvie, the beautiful, brilliant, successful older daughter of the Lee family, vanishes. Terrified yet determined, Amy, the sheltered baby of the family, retraces her movements, but instead of simple answers, she discovers something much more valuable: the truth.
Call Number: FIC Kwo
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Jodi Kantor
Call Number: LP ordered 101719
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Brian Evenson
Description: A newborn's absent face appears on the back of someone else's head, a filmmaker goes to gruesome lengths to achieve the silence he's after for his final scene, and a therapist begins, impossibly, to appear in a troubled patient's room late at night. In these stories of doubt, delusion, and paranoia, no belief, no claim to objectivity, is immune to the distortions of human perception. Here, self-deception is a means of justifying our most inhuman impulses--whether we know it or not.
Call Number: FIC Eve
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman
Description: When aspiring violinist Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman lands a job with a professional ensemble in New York City, she imagines she has achieved her lifelong dream. But the ensemble proves to be a sham. When the group "performs," the microphones are never on. Instead, the music blares from a CD. The mastermind behind this scheme is a peculiar and mysterious figure known as The Composer, who is gaslighting his audiences with music that sounds suspiciously like the Titanic movie soundtrack. On tour with his chaotic ensemble, Hindman spirals into crises of identity and disillusionment as she "plays" for audiences genuinely moved by the performance, unable to differentiate real from fake. Sounds Like Titanic is a surreal, often hilarious coming-of-age story. Hindman writes with precise, candid prose and sharp insight into ambition and gender, especially when it comes to the difficulties young women face in a world that views them as silly, shallow, and stupid. As the story swells to a crescendo, it gives voice to the anxieties and illusions of a generation of women, and reveals the failed promises of a nation that takes comfort in false realities.
Call Number: 787.2 Hin
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Helen Ellis
Description: A funny collection of essays on marriage and manners, thank you notes and three-ways, ghosts, gunshots, gynecology, and the Calgon-scented, onion-dipped, monogrammed art of living as a Southern Lady. -- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 814 Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Adam Makos
Description: "Clarence Smoyer began the war as a gentle giant, a factory worker from Pennsylvania coal country reluctant to unleash the power of the Sherman tank he crewed. But as his tank platoon fought its way from Normandy to the Rhine and beyond, and he watched his friends cut down one by one, he learned to kill with deadly accuracy and efficiency. His fight would climax in Cologne, in the shadow of the great cathedral, where he took a shot immortalized by a chance photograph--and where he would later forge a friendship with the German tanker he tragically dueled soon after."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 940.5412 Mak
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Karen Kilgariff, Georgia Hardstark
Description: The highly anticipated first book by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, the voices behind the number one hit podcast My Favorite Murder! Sharing never-before-heard stories ranging from their struggles with depression, eating disorders, and addiction, Karen and Georgia irreverently recount their biggest mistakes and deepest fears, reflecting on the formative life events that shaped them into two of the most followed voices in the nation.
Call Number: 155.333 Kil
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Patricia Briggs, Lorelei King
Description: Mercy Thompson must face a deadly enemy to defend all she loves. The reality is that nothing and no one is safe. As generals and politicians face off with the Gray Lords of the fae, a storm is coming and her name is Death.
Call Number: FIC Bri
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Elin Hilderbrand
Description: Welcome to the most tumultuous summer of the twentieth century. It's 1969, and for the Levin family, the times they are a-changing. Every year the children have looked forward to spending the summer at their grandmother's historic home in downtown Nantucket. But like so much else in America, nothing is the same: Blair, the oldest sister, is marooned in Boston, pregnant with twins and unable to travel. Middle sister Kirby, caught up in the thrilling vortex of civil rights protests and determined to be independent, takes a summer job on Martha's Vineyard. Only-son Tiger is an infantry soldier, recently deployed to Vietnam. Thirteen-year-old Jessie suddenly feels like an only child, marooned in the house with her out-of-touch grandmother and her worried mother, each of them hiding a troubling secret. As the summer heats up, Ted Kennedy sinks a car in Chappaquiddick, man flies to the moon, and Jessie and her family experience their own dramatic upheavals along with the rest of the country.
Call Number: FIC Hil
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Malcolm Gladwell
Description: In this thoughtful treatise spurred by the 2015 death of African-American academic Sandra Bland in jail after a traffic stop, New Yorker writer Gladwell (The Tipping Point) aims to figure out the strategies people use to assess strangers-to "analyze, critique them, figure out where they came from, figure out how to fix them," in other words: to understand how to balance trust and safety. He uses a variety of examples from history and recent headlines to illustrate that people size up the motivations, emotions, and trustworthiness of those they don't know both wrongly and with misplaced confidence.
Call Number: 302 Gla
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 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: Nov 6, 2019
Adrian McKinty
Description: Your phone rings. You child has been kidnapped. And to free her, you must abduct someone else's child. Your child will be released when your victim's parents kidnap another child. Rachel will be part of the chain... or her daughter Kylie will be killed. The Chain is ruthless and completely anonymous. The rules are simple: find the money, find your victim, and then commit an act you'd have thought yourself incapable of twenty-four hours ago. But the masterminds may have made a mistake this time. Rachel is a survivor. Can she be the one to finally break the chain? -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: FIC McK
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Charlie Jane Anders
Description: "Sophie serves coffee at an underground cafe. She stays in the shadows and listens to the troubles of the parlor guests, but does not draw attention to herself for one simple reason: Sophie is supposed to be dead. When a nationalistic revolution forces Sophie from her safe haven, she must make a dangerous journey to a new city, one that revels in hedonism and chaos. After joining up with a band of smugglers, she finds herself on a long and treacherous path that will lead her far closer to the truth of her entire world---and to the dangers that lurk even in the light of day" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC And
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 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: Nov 6, 2019
Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes
Description: "The water-breathing descendants of African slave women tossed overboard have built their own underwater society -- and must reclaim the memories of their past to shape their future. Yetu holds the memories for her people, who live idyllic lives in the deep. Their past, too traumatic to be remembered regularly, is forgotten by everyone, save one -- the historian. This demanding role has been bestowed on Yetu. Yetu remembers for everyone, and the memories, painful and wonderful, traumatic and terrible and miraculous, are destroying her. And so, she flees to the surface, escaping the memories, the expectations, and the responsibilities -- and discovers a world her people left behind long ago. Yetu will learn more than she ever expected to about her own past -- and about the future of her people. If they are all to survive, they'll need to reclaim the memories, reclaim their identity -- and own who they really are. Inspired by a song produced by the rap group clipping. for the This American Life episode "We Are In The Future," The Deep is vividly original and uniquely affecting." -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sol
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
R. F. (Rebecca F.) Kuang
Description: The war is over. The war has just begun. Three times throughout its history, Nikan has fought for its survival in the bloody Poppy Wars. Though the third battle has just ended, shaman and warrior Rin cannot forget the atrocity she committed to save her people. Now she is on the run from her guilt, the opium addiction that holds her like a vice, and the murderous commands of the fiery Phoenix--the vengeful god who has blessed Rin with her fearsome power. Though she does not want to live, she refuses to die until she avenges the traitorous Empress who betrayed Rin's homeland to its enemies. Her only hope is to join forces with the powerful Dragon Warlord, who plots to conquer Nikan, unseat the Empress, and create a new republic. But neither the Empress nor the Dragon Warlord are what they seem. The more Rin witnesses, the more she fears her love for Nikan will force her to use the Phoenix's deadly power once more. Because there is nothing Rin won't sacrifice to save her country . . . and exact her vengeance.
Call Number: FIC Kua
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Ann Patchett
Description: At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves. Cyril's son Danny and his older sister Maeve are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another.
Call Number: LP FIC Pat
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Lisa Jewell
Call Number: LP FIC ordered 081519
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Matt Kracht
Description: "Perfect for the anti-aviary (or bird fanatic with a sense of humor), this snarky illustrated handbook is equal parts profane, funny, and--let's face it--true. Featuring 50 common North American birds, such as the White-Breasted Butt Nugget and the Goddamned Canada Goose (or White-Breasted Nuthatch and Canada Goose for the layperson), Kracht identifies all the idiots in your backyard and details exactly why they suck with humorous, yet angry, ink drawings. Each entry is accompanied by facts about a bird's (annoying) call, its (dumb) migratory pattern, its (downright tacky) markings, and more. With migratory maps and tips for birding, plus musings on the avian population and the ethics of birdwatching, this is the essential guide to all things wings. No need to wonder what all that racket is anymore!"--Amazon.com.
Call Number: 598.0723 Kra
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Brad Meltzer, Josh Mensch
Description: In 1776, an elite group of soldiers were handpicked to serve as George Washington's bodyguards. Washington trusted them; relied on them. But unbeknownst to Washington, some of them were part of a treasonous plan. In the months leading up to the Revolutionary War, these traitorous soldiers, along with the Governor of New York William Tryon and Mayor David Mathews, launched a deadly plot against George Washington himself. This is the story of the secret plot and how it was revealed. It is a story of leaders, liars, counterfeiters, and jailhouse confessors. It also shows just how hard the battle was for George Washington--and how close America was to losing the Revolutionary War. The First Conspiracy reveals George Washington's character, and also illuminates the origins of America's counterintelligence movement that led to the modern day CIA.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 973.41 Mel
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Hallie Rubenhold
Description: The untold story of the women killed by Jack the Ripper--and a portrait of Victorian London. Polly, Annie, Elisabeth, Catherine, and Mary Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from some of London's wealthiest and poorest neighborhoods, from the factory towns of middle England, and from Wales and Sweden. They wrote ballads, ran coffeehouses, lived on country estates; they breathed ink dust from printing presses and escaped human traffickers. What they had in common was the year of their murders: 1888. The person responsible was never identified, but the character created by the press to fill that gap has become far more famous than any of these five women. For more than a century newspapers have been keen to tell us that 'the Ripper' preyed on prostitutes. Not only is this untrue, but it has prevented the real stories of these fascinating women from being told. Rubenhold sets the record straight, revealing a world of Dickens and Queen Victoria, of poverty, homelessness, and rampant misogyny. They died because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time.--From dust jacket.
Call Number: 364.15 Rub
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Beth O'Leary
Description: Tiffy and Leon share an apartment. Tiffy and Leon have never met. After a bad breakup, Tiffy Moore needs a place to live. Fast. And cheap. But the apartments in her budget have her wondering if astonishingly colored mold on the walls counts as art. Desperation makes her open minded, so she answers an ad for a flatshare. Leon, a night shift worker, will take the apartment during the day, and Tiffy can have it nights and weekends. He'll only ever be there when she's at the office. In fact, they'll never even have to meet. Tiffy and Leon start writing each other notes--first about what day is garbage day, then politely establishing what leftovers are up for grabs and debating the evergreen question of whether the toilet seat should stay up or down. Even though they are opposites, they soon become friends. And then maybe more. But falling in love with your roommate is probably a terrible idea--especially if you've never met.
Call Number: FIC OLe
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Abby Jimenez
Description: "Kristen Peterson doesn't do drama, will fight to the death for her friends, and has no room in her life for guys who just don't get her. She's also keeping a big secret: facing a medically necessary procedure that will make it impossible for her to have children. Planning her best friend's wedding is bittersweet for Kristen--especially when she meets the best man, Josh Copeland. He's funny, sexy, never offended by her mile-wide streak of sarcasm and always one chicken enchilada ahead of her hangry. Even her dog, Stuntman Mike, adores him. The only catch: Josh wants a big family someday. Kristen knows he'd be better off with someone else, but as their attraction grows, it's harder and harder to keep him at arm's length."--Back cover
Call Number: FIC Jim
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Annalee Newitz
Description: "1992: After a confrontation at a riot grrl concert, seventeen-year-old Beth finds herself in a car with her friend's abusive boyfriend dead in the backseat, agreeing to help her friends hide the body. This murder sets Beth and her friends on a path of escalating violence and vengeance as they realize many other young women in the world need protecting too. 2022: Determined to use time travel to create a safer future, Tess has dedicated her life to visiting key moments in history and fighting for change. But rewriting the timeline isn't as simple as editing one person or event. And just when Tess believes she's found a way to make an edit that actually sticks, she encounters a group of dangerous travelers bent on stopping her at any cost. Tess and Beth's lives intertwine as war breaks out across the timeline--a war that threatens to destroy time travel and leave only a small group of elites with the power to shape the past, present, and future. Against the vast and intricate forces of history and humanity, is it possible for a single person's actions to echo throughout the timeline?"--Publisher description.
Call Number: FIC New
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Bruce W. Holsinger
Description: "Set in the fictional town of Crystal, Colorado, The Gifted School is a keenly entertaining novel that observes the drama within a community of friends and parents as good intentions and high ambitions collide in a pile-up with long-held secrets and lies. Seen through the lens of four families who've been a part of one another's lives since their kids were born over a decade ago, the story reveals not only the lengths that some adults are willing to go to get ahead, but the effect on the group's children, sibling relationships, marriages, and careers, as simmering resentments come to a boil and long-buried, explosive secrets surface and detonate. It's a humorous, keenly observed, timely take on ambitious parents, willful kids, and the pursuit of prestige, no matter the cost"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Hol
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Tracey Garvis Graves
Description: Annika Rose is an English major at the University of Illinois. Anxious in social situations, where she finds most people's behavior confusing, she'd rather be surrounded by the order and discipline of books or the quiet solitude of playing chess. Jonathan Hoffman joined the chess club and lost his first game―and his heart―to the shy and awkward, yet brilliant and beautiful Annika. He admires her ability to be true to herself, quirks and all, and accepts the challenges involved in pursuing a relationship with her. Jonathan and Annika bring out the best in each other, finding the confidence and courage within themselves to plan a future together. What follows is a tumultuous yet tender love affair that withstands everything except the unforeseen tragedy that forces them apart. Now, a decade later, fate reunites Annika and Jonathan in Chicago. She's living the life she wanted as a librarian. He's a Wall Street whiz, recovering from a divorce and seeking a fresh start. The attraction and strong feelings they once shared are instantly rekindled, but until they confront the fears and anxieties that drove them apart, their second chance will end before it truly begins. -- Adapted from jacket
Call Number: FIC Gar
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Christina Henry
Description: It's not safe for anyone alone in the woods. There are predators that come out at night: critters and coyotes, snakes and wolves. But the woman in the red jacket has no choice. Not since the Crisis came, decimated the population, and sent those who survived fleeing into quarantine camps that served as breeding grounds for death, destruction, and disease. She was just a woman trying not to get killed in a world that didn't look anything like the one she'd grown up in, the one that had been perfectly sane and normal and boring until three months ago. There are worse threats in the woods than the things that stalk their prey at night. Sometimes, there are men. Men with dark desires, weak wills, and evil intents. Men in uniform with classified information, deadly secrets, and unforgiving orders. And sometimes, just sometimes, there's something worse than all of the horrible people and vicious beasts combined. Red didn't like to think of herself as a killer, but she wasn't about to let herself get eaten up just because she was a woman alone in the woods...
Call Number: FIC Hen
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Jojo Moyes
Description: "Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve hoping to escape her stifling life in England. But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially living alongside her overbearing father-in-law. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt's new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically. The leader, and soon Alice's greatest ally, is Margery, a smart-talking, self-sufficient woman who's never asked a man's permission for anything. They will be joined by three other singular women who become known as the Horseback Librarians of Kentucky. What happens to them--and to the men they love--becomes a classic drama of loyalty, justice, humanity and passion. Though they face all kinds of dangers, they're committed to their job--bringing books to people who have never had any, sharing the gift of learning that will change their lives. Based on a true story rooted in America's past, The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope. At times funny, at other"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Moy
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
David Treuer
Description: The received idea of Native American history has been that it essentially ended with the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee: Not only did more than 150 Sioux die at the hands of the U.S. Cavalry, but Native civilization did as well. David Treuer has uncovered a different narrative. Not despite but rather because of American Indians' intense struggles to preserve their tribes, their cultures, and their very existence, the true story has been one of unprecedented resourcefulness and reinvention. Treuer melds history with reportage and memoir to explore how the depredations of each era spawned new modes of survival. The devastating seizures of land gave rise to increasingly sophisticated legal and political maneuvering. The forced assimilation of children at government-run boarding schools incubated a unifying Native identity. Conscription in the military and the pull of urban life brought Indians into the mainstream and at the same time steered the emerging shape of self-rule and inspired a new generation of resistance. This is the essential, intimate story of a resilient people in a transformative epoch.--From dust jacket.
Call Number: LP 970.004 Tre
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Kate Quinn
Description: On the icy edge of Soviet Russia, bold and reckless Nina Markova joins the infamous Night Witches--an all-female bomber regiment--wreaking havoc on Hitler's eastern front. But when she is downed behind enemy lines and thrown across the path of a lethal Nazi murderess known as the Huntress, Nina must use all her wits to survive. British war correspondent Ian Graham has witnessed the horrors of war from Omaha Beach to the Nuremburg Trials. He abandons journalism after the war to become a Nazi hunter, yet one target eludes him: the Huntress. Fierce, disciplined Ian must join forces with reckless, cocksure Nina, the only witness to escape the Huntress alive. In post-war Boston, seventeen-year-old Jordan McBride is delighted when her long-widowed father brings home a fiancée. But Jordan grows increasingly disquieted by the soft-spoken German widow who seems to be hiding something. Delving into her new stepmother's past, Jordan slowly realizes that a Nazi killer may be hiding in plain sight.
Call Number: FIC Qui
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 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: Nov 5, 2019
Jennifer McMahon
Description: "In 1924, a young mother, Hattie Breckenridge, is hanged from a tree in her yard by the town mob, accused of a crime that was actually committed by her daughter. Nearly a century later, a young married couple, Helen and Nate abandon the comforts of suburbia to begin the ultimate, aspirational do-it-yourself project: building the house of their dreams on the same forty-four acres of rural land where Hattie once lived. When they discover that this charming property has a dark and violent past, Helen, a former history teacher, becomes consumed by Hattie's story and the tragic legend of her descendants, three generations of "Breckenridge women," each of whom died amid suspicion, and who seem to still be seeking something elusive and dangerous in the present day."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC McM
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Lisa See
Description: "Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends that come from very different backgrounds. When they are old enough, they begin working in the sea with their village's all-female diving collective, led by Young-sook's mother. As the girls take up their positions as baby divers, they know they are beginning a life of excitement and responsibility but also danger. Despite their love for each other, Mi-ja and Young-sook's differences are impossible to ignore. The Island of Sea Women is an epoch set over many decades, beginning during a period of Japanese colonialism in the 1930s and 1940s, followed by World War II, the Korean War and its aftermath, through the era of cell phones and wet suits for the women divers."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC See
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
S. A. Chakraborty
Description: "Nahri’s life changed forever the moment she accidentally summoned Dara, a formidable, mysterious djinn, during one of her schemes. Whisked from her home in Cairo, she was thrust into the dazzling royal court of Daevabad—and quickly discovered she would need all her grifter instincts to survive there. Now, with Daevabad entrenched in the dark aftermath of a devastating battle, Nahri must forge a new path for herself. But even as she embraces her heritage and the power it holds, she knows she’s been trapped in a gilded cage, watched by a king who rules from the throne that once belonged to her family—and one misstep will doom her tribe. Meanwhile, Ali has been exiled for daring to defy his father. Hunted by assassins, adrift on the unforgiving copper sands of his ancestral land, he is forced to rely on the frightening abilities the marid—the unpredictable water spirits—have gifted him. But in doing so, he threatens to unearth a terrible secret his family has long kept buried." -- Amazon.com
Call Number: FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Tara Conklin, Cassandra Campbell
Description: When renowned poet Fiona Skinner is asked about the inspiration behind her iconic work, The Love Poem, she has a story to tell. It begins in a big yellow house with a funeral, an iron poker, and the Pause: a free and feral summer in a middle-class Connecticut town. Caught between the predictable life they once led and an uncertain future that stretches before them, the Skinner siblings emerge from the Pause deeply connected. Two decades later, confronted with a family crisis that tests the strength of these bonds and questioning the life choices they've made, the siblings ask themselves what they will do for love.
Call Number: FIC Con
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Rhett McLaughlin, Link Neal, Lance Rubin
Description: "It's 1992 in Bleak Creek, North Carolina, a sleepy little place with all the trappings of an ordinary Southern town: two Baptist churches, friendly smiles coupled with silent judgments, and an unquenchable appetite for pork products. Beneath the town's cheerful faade, however, Bleak Creek teens live in constant fear of being sent to The Whitewood School, a local reformatory with a record of putting unruly teens back on the straight and narrow--a record so impeccable that almost everyone is willing to ignore the mysterious deaths that have occurred there over the past decade. At first, high school freshmen Rex McClendon and Leif Nelson believe what they've been told: that the students' strange demises were all just tragic accidents, the unfortunate consequence of succumbing to vices like Dungeons & Dragons and Nirvana. But when the shoot for their low-budget horror masterpiece, PolterDog, goes horribly awry--and their best friend, Alicia Boykins, is sent to Whitewood as punishment--Rex and Leif are forced to piece together the unsettling truth of the school and its mysterious founder, Wayne Whitewood. What the boys find--with recent NYU film school student Janine Blitstein and her cousin Donna (a former Whitewood student with secrets of her own) at their side--will leave them battling an evil beyond their wildest teenage imaginations, one that will shake Bleak Creek to its core"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC McL
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Pam Jenoff
Description: 1946, Manhattan. One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, Grace Healey finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Unable to resist her own curiosity, Grace opens the suitcase, where she discovers a dozen photographs--each of a different woman. In a moment of impulse, Grace takes the photographs and quickly leaves the station.Grace soon learns that the suitcase belonged to a woman named Eleanor Trigg, leader of a network of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war. Twelve of these women were sent to Occupied Europe as couriers and radio operators to aid the resistance, but they never returned home, their fates a mystery. Setting out to learn the truth behind the women in the photographs, Grace finds herself drawn to a young mother turned agent named Marie, whose daring mission overseas reveals a remarkable story of friendship, valor and betrayal.-- Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Jen
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Jane (Jane Elizabeth) Harper
Description: Two brothers meet at the remote fence line separating their cattle ranches in the lonely outback. In an isolated belt of Western Australia, they are each other's nearest neighbor, their homes four hours' drive apart. The third brother lies dead at their feet. Something caused Cam, the middle child who had been in charge of the family homestead, to die alone in the middle of nowhere. So the eldest brother returns with his younger sibling to the family property and those left behind. But the fragile balance of the ranch is threatened. Amidst the grief, suspicion starts to take hold, and the eldest brother begins to wonder if more than one among them is at risk of crumbling as the weight of isolation bears down on them all.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Melinda Gates
Description: In this candid and inspiring book, Gates traces her awakening to the link between women's empowerment and the health of societies. She shows some of the tremendous opportunities that exist right now to 'turbo charge' change. And she provides simple and effective ways each one of us can make a difference. A personal statement of passionate conviction, this book tells of Gates' journey from a partner working behind the scenes to one of the world's foremost advocates for women, driven by the belief that no one should be excluded, all lives have equal value, and gender equity is the lever that lifts everything.
Call Number: 305.42 Gat
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Claire Lombardo
Description: When Marilyn Connolly and David Sorenson fall in love in the 1970s, they are blithely ignorant of all that's to come. By 2016, their four radically different daughters are each in a state of unrest: Wendy, widowed young, soothes herself with booze and younger men; Violet, a litigator-turned-stay-at-home-mom, battles anxiety and self-doubt when the darkest part of her past resurfaces; Liza, a neurotic and newly tenured professor, finds herself pregnant with a baby she's not sure she wants by a man she's not sure she loves; and Grace, the dawdling youngest daughter, begins living a lie that no one in her family even suspects. Above it all, the daughters share the lingering fear that they will never find a love quite like their parents'.
Call Number: LP FIC Lom
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Sally Hepworth
Description: "From the moment Lucy met her husband's mother, Diana, she was kept at arm's length. Diana was exquisitely polite, and properly friendly, but Lucy knew that she was not what Diana envisioned. But who could fault Diana? She was a pillar of the community, an advocate for social justice who helped female refugees assimilate to their new country. Diana was happily married to Tom, and lived in wedded bliss for decades. Lucy wanted so much to please her new mother-in-law. That was five years ago. Now, Diana has been found dead, a suicide note near her body. Diana claims that she no longer wanted to live because of a battle with cancer. But the autopsy finds no cancer. The autopsy does find traces of poison and suffocation. Who could possibly want Diana dead? Why was her will changed at the eleventh hour to disinherit both of her adult children and their spouses?" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hep
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 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: Nov 5, 2019
Yangsze Choo
Description: Quick-witted, ambitious Ji Lin is stuck as an apprentice dressmaker, moonlighting as a dancehall girl to help pay off her mother’s Mahjong debts. But when one of her dance partners accidentally leaves behind a gruesome souvenir, Ji Lin may finally get the adventure she has been longing for. Eleven-year-old houseboy Ren is also on a mission, racing to fulfill his former master’s dying wish: that Ren find the man’s finger, lost years ago in an accident, and bury it with his body. Ren has 49 days to do so, or his master’s soul will wander the earth forever. As the days tick relentlessly by, a series of unexplained deaths racks the district, along with whispers of men who turn into tigers. Ji Lin and Ren’s increasingly dangerous paths crisscross through lush plantations, hospital storage rooms, and ghostly dreamscapes.
Call Number: FIC Cho
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Garrett M. Graff
Description: "Over the last eighteen years, much has been written and said about the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the profound impact they had on America and the world. But those names, stories, and memories have never before been collected in one place to tell the full, 360-degree story of what happened that day, and in the days after."
Call Number: 973.931 Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Kelly Harms
Description: "Overworked and underappreciated, single mom Amy Byler needs a break. So when the guilt-ridden husband who abandoned her shows up and offers to take care of their kids for the summer, she accepts his offer and escapes rural Pennsylvania for New York City. Usually grounded and mild mannered, Amy finally lets her hair down in the city that never sleeps. She discovers a life filled with culture, sophistication, and - with a little encouragement from her friends - a few blind dates. When one man in particular makes quick work of Amy's heart, she risks losing herself completely in the unexpected escape, and as the summer comes to an end, Amy realizes too late that she must make an impossible decision: stay in this exciting new chapter of her life, or return to the life she left behind. But before she can choose, a crisis forces the two worlds together, and Amy must stare down a future where she could lose both sides of herself, and every dream she's ever nurtured, in the beat of a heart."--Publisher description.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
David G. McCullough, John Bedford Lloyd
Description: Recounts the story of the settlers who began America's migration west, overcoming almost-unimaginable hardships to build in the Ohio wilderness a town and a government that incorporated America's highest ideals.
Call Number: 977 McC
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Samantha Shannon
Description: The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction--but assassins are getting closer to her door. Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic. Across the dark sea, Tané has trained to be a dragonrider since she was a child, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel. Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.
Call Number: FIC Sha
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Cassandra Clare, Wesley Chu
Description: High Warlock Magnus Bane learns that a demon-worshipping cult, the Crimson Hand, is wreaking havoc across Europe, threatening more than just his romantic getaway with new boyfriend, Alec Lightwood.
Call Number: YA FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Clay McLeod Chapman
Description: "Inspired by a true story, this supernatural thriller for fans of horror and true crime follows a tale as it evolves every twenty years--with terrifying results. Ella Louise has lived in the woods surrounding Pilot's Creek, Virginia, for nearly a decade. Publicly, she and her daughter, Jessica, are shunned by her upper-crust family and the local residents. Privately, desperate characters visit her apothecary for a cure to what ails them--until Ella Louise is blamed for the death of a prominent customer. Accused of witchcraft, Ella Louise and Jessica are burned at the stake in the middle of the night. Ella Louise's burial site is never found, but the little girl has the most famous grave in the South: a steel-reinforced coffin surrounded by a fence of interconnected white crosses. Their story will take the shape of an urban legend as it's told around a campfire by a man forever marked by his childhood encounters with Jessica. Decades later, a boy at that campfire will cast Amber Pendleton as Jessica in a '70s horror movie inspired by the Witch Girl of Pilot's Creek. Amber's experiences on that set and its meta-remake in the '90s will ripple through pop culture, ruining her life and career after she becomes the target of a witch hunt. Amber's best chance to break the cycle of horror comes when a true-crime investigator tracks her down to interview her for his popular podcast. But will this final act of storytelling redeem her--or will it bring the story full circle, ready to be told once again? And again. And again . . ."-- Amazon.com
Call Number: FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
J. R. Ward, James Frangione
Description: In the venerable history of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, only one male has ever been expelled. But Murhder's insanity gave the Brothers no choice. Haunted by visions of a female he could not save, he nonetheless returns to Caldwell on a mission to right the wrong that ruined him. However, he is not prepared for what he must face in his quest for redemption.
Call Number: FIC War
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 5, 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: Nov 5, 2019
Erin Morgenstern
Description: Far beneath the surface of the earth, upon the shores of the Starless Sea, there is a labyrinthine collection of tunnels and rooms filled with stories. The entryways that lead to this sanctuary are often hidden, sometimes on forest floors, sometimes in private homes, sometimes in plain sight. But those who seek will find. Their doors have been waiting for them. Zachary Ezra Rawlins is searching for his door, though he does not know it. When he discovers a mysterious book in the stacks of his campus library he begins to read, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, lost cities, and nameless acolytes. Suddenly a turn of the page brings Zachary to a story from his own childhood impossibly written in this book that is older than he is. Zachary uncovers a series of clues that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to an ancient subterranean library. But a battle is raging over the fate of this place and though there are those who would willingly sacrifice everything to protect it, there are just as many intent on its destruction. -- Adapted from jacket flap and synopsis info from author's website.
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Alix E. Harrow
Description: In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored, and utterly out of place. Then she finds a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds, and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger. Each page turn reveals impossible truths about the world and January discovers a story increasingly entwined with her own.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Sylvain Neuvel
Description: Britain, the not-too-distant future. Idir is sitting the British Citizenship Test. He wants his family to belong. Twenty-five questions to determine their fate. Twenty-five chances to impress. When the test takes an unexpected and tragic turn, Idir is handed the power of life and death. How do you value a life when all you have is multiple choice?
Call Number: FIC Neu
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Margaret Atwood, Ann Dowd, Bryce Dallas Howard, Mae Whitman, Derek Jacobi
Description: This sequel to The Handmaid's Tale picks up the story fifteen years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.
Call Number: FIC Atw
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Cherie Priest
Description: State Road 177 runs along the Suwannee River, between Fargo, Georgia, and the Okefenokee Swamp. Drive that route from east to west, and you'll cross six bridges. Take it from west to east, and you might find seven. But you'd better hope not. Titus and Davina Bell leave their hotel in Fargo for a second honeymoon canoeing the Okefenokee Swamp. But shortly before they reach their destination, they draw up to a halt at the edge of a rickety bridge with old stone pilings, with room for only one car ... When, much later, a tow-truck arrives, the driver finds Titus lying in the middle of the road, but Davina is nowhere to be found. When Titus calls the police, they tell him there is no such bridge on State Road 177... -- adapted from back cover
Call Number: FIC Pri
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Ruth Ware
Description: "When she stumbles across the ad, she's looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss--a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten--by the luxurious "smart" home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family. What she doesn't know is that she's stepping into a nightmare--one that will end with a child dead and herself in prison awaiting trial for murder. Writing to her lawyer from prison, she struggles to explain the unravelling events that led to her incarceration. It wasn't just the constant surveillance from the cameras installed around the house, or the malfunctioning technology that woke the household with booming music, or turned the lights off at the worst possible time. It wasn't just the girls, who turned out to be a far cry from the immaculately behaved model children she met at her interview. It wasn't even the way she was left alone for weeks at a time, with no adults around apart from the enigmatic handyman, Jack Grant. It was everything. She knows she's made mistakes. She admits that she lied to obtain the post, and that her behavior toward the children wasn't always ideal. She's not innocent, by any means. But, she maintains, she's not guilty--at least not of murder. Which means someone else is."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC War
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
T. Kingfisher
Description: "When Mouse's dad asks her to clean out her dead grandmother's house, she says yes. After all, how bad could it be? Answer: pretty bad. Grandma was a hoarder, and her house is packed to the gills with useless garbage. That would be horrors enough, but there's more. Mouse stumbles across her step-grandfather's journal, which at first seems to be the ravings of a broken mind. Until she encounters some of the terrifying things he described herself. Alone in the woods with her dog, Mouse has to confront a series of impossible terrors--because sometimes the things that go bump in the night are real, and they're looking for you. And if she doesn't face them head on, she might not survive to tell the tale" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Christina Lauren, Cynthia Farrell, Deacon Lee
Description: Putting their hatred aside for the sake of a free vacation, Olive and Ethan head for paradise, determined to avoid each other at all costs. But anything can happen during the Hawaiian trip of a lifetime.
Call Number: FIC Lau
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Julie Yip-Williams
Description: Born blind in Vietnam, Julie Yip-Williams narrowly escaped euthanasia by her grandmother, only to then flee the political upheaval of the late 1970s with her family. Julie made it to Hong Kong and, ultimately, America, where a surgeon at UCLA gave her partial sight. She became a Harvard-educated lawyer, with a husband, a family, a life. Then, at age thirty-seven, with two little girls at home, Julie was diagnosed with terminal metastatic colon cancer, and a different journey began. This is the story of a vigorous life refracted through the prism of imminent death. Motherhood, marriage, ambition, love, wanderlust, tennis, grief, jealousy, anger, comfort, pain, disease--there is simply nothing this book is not about. This is the story of a life lived so well, and cut too short. With glorious humor, beautiful and bracing honesty, and the cleansing power of well-deployed anger, Julie Yip-Williams has set the stage for her lasting legacy and one final miracle: the story of her life.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 362.19 Yip
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Description: "Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her--but was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency in Hiram and a daring scheme: to escape from the only home he's ever known. So begins an unexpected journey that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia's proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the deep South to dangerously utopic movements in the North. Even as he's enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, Hiram's resolve to rescue the family he left behind endures. This is the dramatic story of an atrocity inflicted on generations of women, men, and children--the violent and capricious separation of families--and the war they waged to simply make lives with the people they loved."--Back cover.
Call Number: LP FIC Coa
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Jasmine Guillory
Description: "Maddie and Theo have two things in common: 1. Alexa is their best friend 2. They hate each other. After an "oops, we made a mistake" night together, neither one can stop thinking about the other. With Alexa's wedding rapidly approaching, Maddie and Theo both share bridal party responsibilities that require more interaction with each other than they're comfortable with. Underneath the sharp barbs they toss at each other is a simmering attraction that won't fade. It builds until they find themselves sneaking off together to release some tension when Alexa isn't looking. But as with any engagement with a nemesis, there are unspoken rules that must be abided by. First and foremost, don't fall in love"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gui
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Alex North
Description: "In this dark, suspenseful thriller, Alex North weaves a multi-generational tale of a father and son caught in the crosshairs of an investigation to catch a serial killer preying on a small town. After the sudden death of his wife, Tom Kennedy believes afresh start will help him and his young son Jake heal. A new beginning, a new house, a new town. Featherbank. But the town has a dark past. Twenty years ago, a serial killer abducted and murdered five residents. Until Frank Carter was finally caught, he was nicknamed "The Whisper Man," for he would lure his victims out by whispering at their windows at night. Just as Tom and Jake settle into their new home, a young boy vanishes. His disappearance bears an unnerving resemblance to Frank Carter's crimes, reigniting old rumors that he preyed with an accomplice. Now, detectives Amanda Beck and Pete Willis must find the boy before it is too late, even if that means Pete has to revisit his great foe in prison: The Whisper Man. And then Jake begins acting strangely. He hears a whispering at his window.."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC ordered 091919
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Katherine Arden
Description: "Now, in the conclusion to this powerful trilogy, Moscow has been struck by disaster. Its people are searching for answers--and someone to blame. Vasya finds herself alone, beset on all sides. The Grand Prince is in a rage, choosing allies that will lead him on a path to war and ruin. A wicked demon returns, stronger than ever, determined to spread chaos. Caught at the center of this conflict is Vasya, who finds the fate of both worlds resting on her shoulders. With her destiny uncertain, Vasya must uncover surprising truths about herself and her history as she desperately tries to save Russia, Morozko, and the magical world she treasures. But she may not be able to save them all"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Ard
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Lindy West
Description: This is a witch hunt. We're witches, and we're hunting you. From the moment powerful men started falling to the #MeToo movement, the lamentations began: this is feminism gone too far, this is injustice, this is a witch hunt. In The Witches Are Coming, Lindy West turns that refrain on its head. West extolls the world-changing magic of truth, urging readers to reckon with dark lies in the heart of the American mythos, and unpacking the complicated, and sometimes tragic, politics of not being a white man in the 21st century. She tracks the misogyny and propaganda hidden (or not so hidden) in the media she and her peers devoured growing up, a buffet of distortions, delusions, prejudice, and outright bullsh*t that has allowed white male mediocrity to maintain a death grip on American culture and politics--and that delivered us to this precarious, disorienting moment in history.
Call Number: 305.42 Wes
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Katherine Center
Description: As the only female firefighter in her Texas firehouse, Cassie Hanswell is excellent at dealing with other people's tragedies. But she never anticipated that her estranged and ailing mother would ask her move to Boston. The tough, old-school Boston firehouse is as different from Cassie's old job as it could possibly be. Hazing, a lack of funding, and poor facilities mean that the firemen aren't exactly thrilled to have a "lady" on the crew, even one as competent and smart as Cassie. Only the rookie doesn't seem to mind having Cassie around. Her old captain gave her some advice: don't date firefighters. Will she jeopardize her place in a career where she's worked so hard to be taken seriously? -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: FIC Cen
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Amal El-Mohtar, Max Gladstone
Description: Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading. Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. Now, what began as a taunt, a battlefield boast, grows into something more. Something epic. Something romantic. Something that could change the past and the future. Except the discovery of their bond would mean death for each of them.
Call Number: FIC El-M
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Lisa Taddeo
Description: A true story about the sex lives of three real American women, based on nearly a decade of reporting. Over the past eight years, journalist Lisa Taddeo has driven across the country six times to embed herself with ordinary women from different regions and backgrounds. Based on years of immersive reporting, and told with frankness and immediacy, Three Women is a portrait of erotic longing in today's America, exposing the fragility, complexity, and inequality of female desire. It is both a feat of journalism and a triumph of storytelling that introduces us to three unforgettable women--and one writer--whose experiences remind us that we are not alone.--From dust jacket.
Call Number: 306.7082 Tad
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
James S. A. Corey
Description: "Thirteen hundred gates have opened to solar systems around the galaxy. But as humanity builds its interstellar empire in the alien ruins, the mysteries and threats grow deeper. In the dead systems where gates lead to stranger things than alien planets, Elvi Okoye begins a desperate search to discover the nature of a genocide that happened before the first human beings existed, and to find weapons to fight a war against forces at the edge of the imaginable. But the price of that knowledge may be higher than she can pay. At the heart of the empire, Teresa Duarte prepares to take on the burden of her father's godlike ambition. The sociopathic scientist Paolo Cortazar and the Mephistophelian prisoner James Holden are only two of the dangers in a palace thick with intrique, but Teresa has a mind of her own and secrets even her father, the emperor, doesn't guess. And throughout the wide human empire, the scattered crew of the Rocinante fights a brave rearguard action against Duarte's authoritarian regime. Memory of the old order falls away, and a future under Laconia's eternal rule--and with it, a battle that humanity can only lose--seems more and more certain. Because, against the terrors that lie between worlds, courage and ambition will not be enough..."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cor
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Becky Chambers
Description: "At the turn of the twenty-second century, scientists make a breakthrough in human spaceflight. Through a revolutionary method known as somaforming, astronauts can survive in hostile environments off Earth using synthetic biological supplementations. They can produce antifreeze in subzero temperatures, absorb radiation and convert it for food, and conveniently adjust to the pull of different gravitational forces. With the fragility of the body no longer a limiting factor, human beings are at last able to journey to neighboring exoplanets long known to harbor life. A team of these explorers, Ariadne O'Neill and her three crewmates, are hard at work in a planetary system fifteen light-years from Sol, on a mission to ecologically survey four habitable worlds. But as Ariadne shifts through both form and time, the culture back on Earth has also been transformed. Faced with the possibility of returning to a planet that has forgotten those who have left, Ariadne begins to chronicle the story of the wonders and dangers of her mission, in the hope that someone back home might still be listening."--Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Augusten Burroughs
Description: For as long as Augusten Burroughs could remember, he knew things he shouldn't have known. He manifested things that shouldn't have come to pass. And he told exactly no one about this, save one person: his mother. His mother reassured him that it was all perfectly normal, that he was descended from a long line of witches, going back to the days of the early American colonies. And that this family tree was filled with witches. It was a bond that he and his mother shared--until the day she left him in the care of her psychiatrist to be raised in his family (but that's a whole other story). After that, Augusten was on his own. On his own to navigate the world of this tricky power; on his own to either use or misuse this gift.
Call Number: B Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Jia Tolentino
Description: Jia Tolentino, a writer at The New Yorker, examines the fractures at the center of contemporary culture with verve, deftness, and intellectual ferocity. In this collection of nine essays, she delves into the forces what warp our vision and give us our self-delusion. This is a book about the incentives that shape us, and about how hard it is to see ourselves clearly through a culture that revolves around the self.
Call Number: 973.93 Tol
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Jared M. Diamond
Description: In Jared Diamond's third book in his trilogy, he reveals how some nations successfully recover from crises while adopting selective changes--a coping mechanism more commonly associated with individuals recovering from personal crises. Diamond compares how six countries have survived recent upheavals. These nations coped, to varying degrees, through mechanisms such as acknowledgment of responsibility, painfully honest self-appraisal, and learning from models of other nations. Looking to the future, Diamond examines whether the United States, Japan, and the whole world are successfully coping with the grave crises they currently face. Upheaval reveals factors influencing how both whole nations and individual people can respond to big challenges.-- From dust jacket.
Call Number: 303.484 Dia
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Colleen Hoover
Description: Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish. Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, to sort through years of Verity's notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get started. Lowen uncovers an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended anyone to read, with pages of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity's recollection of the night their family was forever altered. Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents would devastate him. But as Lowen's feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit, if he were to read his wife's words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue to love her.
Call Number: FIC Hoo
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Scott Thomas
Description: "For many children, the summer of 1988 was filled with sunshine and laughter. But for ten-year-old Kris Barlow, it was her chance to say goodbye to her dying mother. Three decades later, loss returns--her husband killed in a car accident. And so, Kris goes home to the place where she first knew pain--to that summer house overlooking the crystal waters of Lost Lake. It's there that Kris and her eight-year-old daughter will make a stand against grief. But a shadow has fallen over the quiet lake town of Pacington, Kansas. Beneath its surface, an evil has grown--and inside that home where Kris Barlow last saw her mother, an old friend awaits her return."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Scott Thomas
Description: "For many children, the summer of 1988 was filled with sunshine and laughter. But for ten-year-old Kris Barlow, it was her chance to say goodbye to her dying mother. Three decades later, loss returns--her husband killed in a car accident. And so, Kris goes home to the place where she first knew pain--to that summer house overlooking the crystal waters of Lost Lake. It's there that Kris and her eight-year-old daughter will make a stand against grief. But a shadow has fallen over the quiet lake town of Pacington, Kansas. Beneath its surface, an evil has grown--and inside that home where Kris Barlow last saw her mother, an old friend awaits her return."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Jen DeLuca
Description: "Emily knew there would be strings attached when she relocated to the small town of Willow Creek, Maryland, for the summer to help her sister recover from an accident, but who could anticipate getting roped into volunteering for the local Renaissance Faire alongside her teenaged niece? Or that the irritating and inscrutable schoolteacher in charge of the volunteers would be so annoying that she finds it impossible to stop thinking about him? The faire is Simon's family legacy and from the start he makes clear he doesn't have time for Emily's lighthearted approach to life, her oddball Shakespeare conspiracy theories, or her endless suggestions for new acts to shake things up. Yet on the faire grounds he becomes a different person, flirting freely with Emily when she's in her revealing wench's costume. But is this attraction real, or just part of the characters they're portraying? This summer was only ever supposed to be a pit stop on the way to somewhere else for Emily, but soon she can't seem to shake the fantasy of establishing something more with Simon or a permanent home of her own in Willow Creek"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC DeL
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Amy Harmon
Description: Anne Gallagher grew up enchanted by her grandfather's stories of Ireland. Heartbroken at his death, she travels to his childhood home to spread his ashes. There, overcome with memories of the man she adored and consumed by a history she never knew, she is pulled into another time. The Ireland of 1921, teetering on the edge of war, is a dangerous place in which to awaken. But there Anne finds herself, hurt, disoriented, and under the care of Dr. Thomas Smith, guardian to a young boy who is oddly familiar. Mistaken for the boy's long-missing mother, Anne adopts her identity, convinced the woman's disappearance is connected to her own. As tensions rise, Thomas joins the struggle for Ireland's independence and Anne is drawn into the conflict beside him. Caught between history and her heart, she must decide whether she's willing to let go of the life she knew for a love she never thought she'd find. But in the end, is the choice actually hers to make?
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Anne Griffin
Description: "At the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town one Saturday night in June, 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan gives five toasts to the five people who have meant the most to him. Through these people, he tells the story of his own lif with all its regrets and feuds, loves and triumphs"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gri
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Glendy Vanderah
Description: After the loss of her mother and her own battle with breast cancer, Joanna Teale returns to her graduate research on nesting birds in rural Illinois, determined to prove that her recent hardships have not broken her. When a mysterious child shows up at her cabin, barefoot and covered in bruises, Joanna enlists the help of her reclusive neighbor, Gabriel Nash, to solve the mystery of the charming child. But the more time they spend together, the more questions they have. How does a young girl not only read but understand Shakespeare? Why do good things keep happening in her presence? And why aren't Jo and Gabe checking the missing children's website anymore? Though the three have formed an incredible bond, they know difficult choices must be made.
Call Number: FIC Van
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2019
Patti Smith
Description: A memoir about the year 2016 in which dreams and reality are interwoven. Patti Smith finds herself tramping the coast of Santa Cruz, about to embark on a year of solitary wandering. In February, a surreal lunar year begins, bringing with it unexpected turns, heightened mischief, and inescapable sorrow. For Smith--inveterately curious, always exploring, tracking thoughts, writing--the year evolves as one of reckoning with the changes in life's gyre: with loss, aging, and a dramatic shift in the political landscape of America. Smith melds the western landscape with her own dreamscape. Taking us from California to the Arizona desert; to a Kentucky farm as the amanuensis of a friend in crisis; to the hospital room of a valued mentor; and by turns to remembered and imagined places, this haunting memoir blends fact and fiction with poetic mastery. The unexpected happens; grief and disillusionment set in. But as Smith heads toward a new decade in her own life, she offers this balm to the reader: her wisdom, wit, gimlet eye, and a rugged hope for a better world.
Call Number: B Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
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A Cosmology Of Monsters : A Novel
Shaun Hamill
FIC Ham
Sounds Like Titanic : A Memoir
Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman
787.2 Hin
A Memory Called Empire
Arkady Martine
FIC Mar
Southern Lady Code : Essays
Helen Ellis
814 Ell
A Woman First : First Woman : A Memoir
Selina Meyer, Billy Kimball, David Mandel
791.4572 Mey
Spearhead : An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy, And A Collision Of Lives In World War Ii
Adam Makos
940.5412 Mak
A Woman Is No Man : A Novel
Etaf Rum
FIC Rum
Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered : The Definitive How-to Guide
Karen Kilgariff, Georgia Hardstark
155.333 Kil
A Woman Of No Importance : The Untold Story Of The American Spy Who Helped Win World War Ii
Sonia Purnell
940.5486 Pur
Storm Cursed [Audiobook]
Patricia Briggs, Lorelei King
FIC Bri
American Predator : The Hunt For The Most Meticulous Serial Killer Of The 21st Century
Maureen (Journalist) Callahan
364.1523 Cal
Summer Of '69
Elin Hilderbrand
FIC Hil
An Anonymous Girl
Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
FIC Hen
Talking To Strangers : What We Should Know About The People We Don't Know
Malcolm Gladwell
302 Gla
Ask Again, Yes : A Novel
Mary Beth Keane
FIC Kea
The British Are Coming : The War For America, Lexington To Princeton, 1775-1777
Rick Atkinson
973.3 Atk
Ayesha At Last
Uzma Jalaluddin
FIC Jal
The Chain
Adrian McKinty
FIC McK
Baby, Don't Hurt Me : Stories And Scars From Saturday Night Live
Chris Kattan, Travis Thrasher, Seth Meyers
791.4572 Kat
The City In The Middle Of The Night
Charlie Jane Anders
FIC And
Before And After : The Incredible Real-life Stories Of Orphans Who Survived The Tennessee Children's Home Society
Judy Pace Christie, Lisa Wingate
362.73 Chr
The Collected Schizophrenias : Essays
Esmé Weijun Wang
616.898 Wan
Black Leopard, Red Wolf
Marlon James
FIC Jam
The Deep
Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes
FIC Sol
Catch And Kill : Lies, Spies, And A Conspiracy To Protect Predators
Ronan Farrow
331.4133 Far
The Dragon Republic
R. F. (Rebecca F.) Kuang
FIC Kua
City Of Girls
Elizabeth Gilbert
FIC Gil
The Dutch House [Large Print] : A Novel
Ann Patchett
LP FIC Pat
Daisy Jones & The Six : A Novel
Taylor Jenkins Reid
FIC Rei
The Family Upstairs [Large Print]
Lisa Jewell
LP FIC ordered 081519
Dark Age
Pierce Brown
FIC Bro
The Field Guide To Dumb Birds Of North America
Matt Kracht
598.0723 Kra
Dear Girls : Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, & Advice For Living Your Best Life
Ali Wong
B Won
The First Conspiracy : The Secret Plot To Kill George Washington
Brad Meltzer, Josh Mensch
973.41 Mel
Disappearing Earth : Julia Phillips.
Julia Phillips
FIC Phi
The Five : The Untold Lives Of The Women Killed By Jack The Ripper
Hallie Rubenhold
364.15 Rub
Everything Is F*cked : A Book About Hope
Mark Manson
152.4 Man
The Flatshare
Beth O'Leary
FIC OLe
Exhalation
Ted Chiang
FIC Chi
The Friend Zone
Abby Jimenez
FIC Jim
Fall; Or, Dodge In Hell : A Novel
Neal Stephenson
FIC Ste
The Future Of Another Timeline
Annalee Newitz
FIC New
Fire & Blood [Audiobook]
George R. R. Martin, Simon Vance
FIC Mar
The Gifted School [Large Print]
Bruce W. Holsinger
LP FIC Hol
First : Sandra Day O'connor, An American Life
Evan Thomas
B OCo
The Girl He Used To Know
Tracey Garvis Graves
FIC Gar
Fleishman Is In Trouble : A Novel
Taffy Brodesser-Akner
FIC Bro
The Girl In Red
Christina Henry
FIC Hen
From Scratch : A Memoir Of Love, Sicily, And Finding Home
Tembi Locke
B Loc
The Giver Of Stars
Jojo Moyes
FIC Moy
Full Throttle : Stories
Joe Hill, Stephen King
FIC Hil
The Heartbeat Of Wounded Knee : Native America From 1890 To The Present
David Treuer
LP 970.004 Tre
Furious Hours : Murder, Fraud, And The Last Trial Of Harper Lee
Casey N. Cep
364.15232 Cep
The Huntress : A Novel
Kate Quinn
FIC Qui
Gideon The Ninth
Tamsyn Muir
FIC Mui
The Institute [Large Print]
Stephen King
LP FIC Kin
Girl, Stop Apologizing : A Shame-free Plan For Embracing And Achieving Your Goals
Rachel (Event planner) Hollis
158.1 Hol
The Invited [Large Print]
Jennifer McMahon
LP FIC McM
Gods Of Jade And Shadow
Silvia Moreno-Garcia
FIC Mor
The Island Of Sea Women
Lisa See
FIC See
Growing Things : And Other Stories
Paul Tremblay
FIC Tre
The Kingdom Of Copper
S. A. Chakraborty
FIC Cha
Homeopathic Care For Cats & Dogs : Small Doses For Small Animals
Donald Hamilton
636.089 Ham 2010
The Last Romantics [Audiobook] : A Novel
Tara Conklin, Cassandra Campbell
FIC Con
Hope Rides Again
Andrew Shaffer
FIC Sha
The Lost Causes Of Bleak Creek : A Novel
Rhett McLaughlin, Link Neal, Lance Rubin
FIC McL
How To Hide An Empire : A History Of The Greater United States
Daniel Immerwahr
973 Imm
The Lost Girls Of Paris
Pam Jenoff
FIC Jen
How We Fight For Our Lives : A Memoir
Saeed Jones
B Jon
The Lost Man
Jane (Jane Elizabeth) Harper
FIC Har
I'll Never Tell
Catherine McKenzie
FIC McK
The Moment Of Lift [Audiobook] : How Empowering Women Changes The World
Melinda Gates
305.42 Gat
Imaginary Friend
Stephen Chbosky
FIC Chb
The Most Fun We Ever Had [Large Print]
Claire Lombardo
LP FIC Lom
In The Dream House : A Memoir.
Carmen Maria Machado
ordered 080819
The Mother-in-law
Sally Hepworth
FIC Hep
Inheritance [Large Print] : A Memoir Of Genealogy, Paternity, And Love
Dani Shapiro
LP B Sha
The Nickel Boys [Large Print] : A Novel
Colson Whitehead
LP FIC Whi
Inside Out : A Memoir
Demi Moore
B Moo
The Night Tiger
Yangsze Choo
FIC Cho
Know My Name : A Memoir
Chanel Miller
364.1532 Mil
The Only Plane In The Sky : An Oral History Of September 11, 2001
Garrett M. Graff
973.931 Gra
Life Will Be The Death Of Me [Audiobook] : ... And You Too!
Chelsea Handler
B Han
The Overdue Life Of Amy Byler
Kelly Harms
FIC Har
Lock Every Door : A Novel
Riley Sager
FIC Sag
The Pioneers [Audiobook] : The Heroic Story Of The Settlers Who Brought The American Ideal West
David G. McCullough, John Bedford Lloyd
977 McC
Long Live The Tribe Of Fatherless Girls : A Memoir
T Kira Madden
B Mad
The Priory Of The Orange Tree
Samantha Shannon
FIC Sha
Lost Roses : A Novel
Martha Hall Kelly
FIC Kel
The Red Scrolls Of Magic
Cassandra Clare, Wesley Chu
YA FIC Cla
Machines Like Me : And People Like You
Ian McEwan
FIC McE
The Remaking : A Novel
Clay McLeod Chapman
FIC Cha
Madame Fourcade's Secret War : The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler
Lynne Olson
940.5486 Ols
The Savior [Audiobook]
J. R. Ward, James Frangione
FIC War
Magic For Liars
Sarah Gailey
FIC Gai
The Silent Patient
Alex Michaelides
FIC Mic
Maid : Hard Work, Low Pay, And A Mother's Will To Survive
Stephanie Land, Barbara Ehrenreich
331.48164 Lan
The Starless Sea
Erin Morgenstern
FIC Mor
Maybe You Should Talk To Someone : A Therapist, Her Therapist, And Our Lives Revealed
Lori Gottlieb
616.8914 Got
The Ten Thousand Doors Of January
Alix E. Harrow
FIC Har
Medallion Status : True Stories From Secret Rooms
John Hodgman
817 Hod
The Test
Sylvain Neuvel
FIC Neu
Meet Cute
Helena Hunting
FIC Hun
The Testaments [Audiobook]
Margaret Atwood, Ann Dowd, Bryce Dallas Howard, Mae Whitman, Derek Jacobi
FIC Atw
Middlegame
Seanan McGuire
FIC McG
The Toll
Cherie Priest
FIC Pri
Midnight In Chernobyl : The Untold Story Of The World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster
Adam Higginbotham
363.179 Hig
The Turn Of The Key
Ruth Ware
FIC War
Miracle Creek [Large Print]
Angie Kim
LP FIC Kim
The Twisted Ones
T. Kingfisher
FIC Kin
More Than Enough : Claiming Space For Who You Are (No Matter What They Say)
Elaine Welteroth
070.92 Wel
The Unhoneymooners [Audiobook]
Christina Lauren, Cynthia Farrell, Deacon Lee
FIC Lau
Mr. Know-it-all : The Tarnished Wisdom Of A Filth Elder
John Waters
814.54 Wat
The Unwinding Of The Miracle : A Memoir Of Life, Death, And Everything That Comes After
Julie Yip-Williams
362.19 Yip
Mrs. Everything [Large Print]
Jennifer Weiner
LP FIC Wei
The Water Dancer [Large Print]
Ta-Nehisi Coates
LP FIC Coa
My Sister, The Serial Killer : A Novel
Oyinkan Braithwaite
FIC Bra
The Wedding Party
Jasmine Guillory
FIC Gui
Nice Try : Stories Of Best Intentions And Mixed Results
Josh Gondelman
818 Gon
The Whisper Man
Alex North
LP FIC ordered 091919
Ninth House
Leigh Bardugo
FIC Bar
The Winter Of The Witch [Large Print]
Katherine Arden
LP FIC Ard
Normal People : A Novel
Sally Rooney
FIC Roo
The Witches Are Coming
Lindy West
305.42 Wes
Of Blood And Bone
Nora Roberts
FIC Rob
Things You Save In A Fire
Katherine Center
FIC Cen
Olive, Again
Elizabeth Strout
FIC Str
This Is How You Lose The Time War
Amal El-Mohtar, Max Gladstone
FIC El-M
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous : A Novel
Ocean Vuong
FIC Vuo
Three Women
Lisa Taddeo
306.7082 Tad
Once Upon A River : A Novel
Diane Setterfield
FIC Set
Tiamat's Wrath
James S. A. Corey
FIC Cor
One Word Kill
Mark Lawrence
FIC Law
To Be Taught, If Fortunate
Becky Chambers
FIC Cha
Parkland : Birth Of A Movement
David Cullen
371.782 Cul
Toil & Trouble : A Memoir
Augusten Burroughs
B Bur
Queenie
Candice Carty-Williams
FIC Car
Trick Mirror : Reflections On Self-delusion
Jia Tolentino
973.93 Tol
Recursion [Audiobook]
Blake Crouch, Abby Craden, Jon Lindstrom
FIC Cro
Upheaval : Turning Points For Nations In Crisis
Jared M. Diamond
303.484 Dia
Red At The Bone
Jacqueline Woodson
FIC Woo
Verity
Colleen Hoover
FIC Hoo
Red, White & Royal Blue
Casey McQuiston
FIC McQ
Violet
Scott Thomas
FIC Tho
Riding The Elephant : A Memoir Of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations, And Observations
Craig Ferguson
B Fer
Violet
Scott Thomas
FIC Tho
Run Away
Harlan Coben
FIC Cob
Well Met
Jen DeLuca
FIC DeL
Say Nothing : A True Story Of Murder And Memory In Northern Ireland
Patrick Radden Keefe
364.1523 Kee
What The Wind Knows
Amy Harmon
FIC Har
Searching For Sylvie Lee [Audiobook] : A Novel
Jean Kwok, Angela Lin, Samantha Quan, Caroline McLaughlin
FIC Kwo
When All Is Said
Anne Griffin
FIC Gri
She Said : Breaking The Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite A Movement.
Jodi Kantor
LP ordered 101719
Where The Forest Meets The Stars
Glendy Vanderah
FIC Van
Song For The Unraveling Of The World : Stories
Brian Evenson
FIC Eve
Year Of The Monkey
Patti Smith
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