What Are Your Librarians Reading?

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We don't just work in libraries because we love books, but it's certainly a big plus!

Here's a sneak peek at what some of your librarians are reading this month.


David Weber, Timothy Zahn, Thomas Pope
Description: "After the disastrous attack on the Manticoran home system by unknown forces, the Royal Manticoran Navy stands on the brink of collapse. A shadowy enemy seek to conquer the Star Kingdom from without while from within, forces from Manticore's own government seek to discredit and weaken the Navy for their own political gain. It's up to officers like Travis Long and Lisa Donnelly to defend the Star Kingdom but the challenge is greater than any they have faced before"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Web
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 16, 2018
Anya Seton
Description: In the spring of 1844 the Wells family receives a letter from a distant relative, the wealthy landowner Nicholas Van Ryn. He invites one of their daughters for an extended visit to his Hudson Valley estate, Dragonwyck. Eighteen-year-old Miranda, bored with the local suitors and her commonplace life on the farm, leaps at the chance for escape. She immediately falls under the spell of Nicholas and his mansion, mesmerized by its Gothic towers, flowering gardens, and luxurious lifestyle--unaware of the dark, terrible secrets that await."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Set
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 16, 2018
Kristen Callihan
Description: After she is forced to wed Lord Benjamin Archer, London's most nefarious nobleman, Miranda Ellis, who is gifted with exceptional abilities, comes to love her new husband, but his dark curse soon leads them both into deadly danger.
Call Number: FIC Cal
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 16, 2018
Gillian Flynn, Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
Description: On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick's wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife?
Call Number: FIC Fly
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 16, 2018
Lisa Scottoline, Francesca Scottoline Serritella
Description: Lisa and Francesca are back with another collection of warm and witty stories that will strike a chord with every woman. This fourth volume maintains the same standard of humor and poignancy as Lisa and Francesca continue on the road of life acquiring men and puppies. To be honest, Lisa is acquiring the puppies, while Francesca is lucky enough to have dates with actual men. They leave it to the readers to decide which is more desirable and/or or easier to train--Excerpted from publisher.
Call Number: 814 Sco
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 16, 2018
Jordan Ellenberg
Description: Jordan Ellenberg shows us that math isn't confined to abstract incidents that never occur in real life, but rather touches everything we do. Math allows us to see the hidden structures underneath the messy and chaotic surface of our world. It's a science of not being wrong, hammered out by centuries of hard work and argument. Armed with the tools of mathematics, we can see through to the true meaning of information we take for granted. How Not to Be Wrong presents surprising revelations about daily life, using the mathematician's method of analyzing life and exposing the insights of the academic community to the layman--minus the jargon.--Excerpted from publisher.
Call Number: 510 Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 16, 2018
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Barbara Smith, Beverly Smith, Demita Frazier, Alicia Garza
Description: "In the last several years, Black feminism has reemerged as the analytical framework for the activist response to the oppression of trans women of color, the fight for reproductive rights, and, of course, the movement against police abuse and violence. The most visible organizations and activists connected to the Black Lives Matter movement speak openly about how Black feminism shapes their politics and strategies today. The interviews I have compiled in this book -- with the three authors of the Combahee River Collective Statement, Barbara Smith, Beverly Smith, and Demita Frazier, #BlackLivesMatter cofounder Alicia Garza, and historian and activist Barbara Ransby -- are an attempt to show how these politics remain historically vibrant and relevant to the struggles of today. As Demita Frazier says, the point of talking about Combahee is not to be nostalgic; rather, we talk about it because Black women are still not free." -- Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, from the introduction.
Call Number: 305.4209 How
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 16, 2018
Morag (Illustrator) Hood
Description: A cherry-loving bat warns the reader to stay away from his favorite treat.
Call Number: E Hoo
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 16, 2018
Elise Title
Call Number: FIC Tit
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 16, 2018
Celeste Ng
Description: In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned - from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren - an enigmatic artist and single mother - who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community. When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town--and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs.
Call Number: LP FIC Ng
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 16, 2018
Joe Dispenza
Call Number: 158.1 Dis
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 16, 2018
Cormac McCarthy
Description: This stark novel is set in an unspecified place in Appalachia, sometime around the turn of the century. A woman bears her brother's child, a boy; he leaves the baby in the woods and tells her he died of natural causes. Discovering her brother's lie, she sets forth alone to find her son. Both brother and sister wander separately through a countryside being scourged by three terrifying and elusive strangers, headlong toward an eerie, apocalyptic resolution.
Call Number: FIC McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 16, 2018
Robert K. Massie
Call Number: B Pet
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 16, 2018
Charles W. Tatum
Description: A former marine and World War II veteran describes what it was like to train under and fight alongside Congressional Medal of Honor winner John Basilone during the battle of Iwo Jima.
Call Number: 940.5425 Tat
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 16, 2018
Jane Stern, Michael Stern
Call Number: 641.84 Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 16, 2018
J. R. Ward
Description: "For generations, the Bradford family has worn the mantle of kings of the bourbon capital of the world. Their sustained wealth has afforded them prestige and privilege--as well as a hard-won division of class on their sprawling estate, Easterly. Upstairs, a dynasty that by all appearances plays by the rules of good fortune and good taste. Downstairs, the staff who work tirelessly to maintain the impeccable Bradford facade. And never the twain shall meet. For Lizzie King, Easterly's head gardener, crossing that divide nearly ruined her life. Falling in love with Tulane, the prodigal son of the bourbon dynasty, was nothing that she intended or wanted--and their bitter breakup only served to prove her instincts were right. Now, after two years of staying away, Tulane is finally coming home again, and he is bringing the past with him. No one will be left unmarked: not Tulane's beautiful and ruthless wife; not his older brother, whose bitterness and bad blood know no bounds; and especially not the ironfisted Bradford patriarch, a man with few morals, fewer scruples, and many, many terrible secrets. As family tensions--professional and intimately private--ignite, Easterly and all its inhabitants are thrown into the grips of an irrevocable transformation, and only the cunning will survive"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC War
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 16, 2018
Martin Meredith
Call Number: 960 Mer
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 16, 2018
James D Hornfischer
Call Number: LP 940.5429 Hor
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 16, 2018
Larry Holcombe
Description: "The UFO enigma has been part of our culture since the 1940s and building to a worldwide explosion of acceptance today. Now, as governments around the world open their files and records on internal UFO investigations, the US remains steadfast in its denial of interest in the UFO issue. As more of the world's population accepts the possibility of an extraterrestrial presence, the demand is building for disclosure from the United States. Using newly declassified and Freedom of Information Act documents, eyewitness accounts, interviews, and leaked documents being authenticated, THE PRESIDENTS AND UFOS details the secret history of UFOs and the corresponding presidential administration. Starting in 1941 with the Roosevelt administration, author Larry Holcombe examines the startling discoveries facing a president preoccupied by WWII, the explosion of UFO sightings during the Truman years, first contact during the Eisenhower administration, and the possibility of a UFO connection to the Kennedy assassination. In 1975, the Nixon administration came very close to admitting that UFOs exist by funding a documentary by Robert Emenegger. Almost 40 years later, this book will examine Emenegger's findings. For the first time, the involvement of all of the modern presidents up to and including President Obama, and the rise and then fall of their influence on UFO issues, are told in one story that is an integral part of the fascinating UFO tapestry"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 001.942 Hol
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 16, 2018
Rachel S Hoffman
Description: A practical, no-nonsense guide to a system of clutter control based on the 20/10 system: 20 minutes of cleaning followed by a 10-minute break. Not everyone will have a showcase of a home, but you deserve one that brings you happiness, not stress.
Call Number: 648.5 Hof
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 16, 2018
Gareth Williams, Peter Pentz, Matthias Wemhoff, Sunhild. Contacts & exchange Kleingärtner
Description: In the ninth and tenth centuries, the Vikings created a cultural network that spanned four continents: from the Caspian Sea to the North Atlantic and from the Arctic Circle to the Mediterranean. The Viking Age was a period of major change as a result of the Vikings' impact on neighboring areas and the introduction of external influences into Scandinavia. This book explores Viking culture from a global perspective, examining the influences of their varied contacts from around the world and how Viking Scandinavia drew from both Christian Europe and the Islamic world. The book focuses on the core period of the Viking Age, from the late eighth to the early eleventh centuries. New discoveries by archaeologists and metal detectorists highlight the interconnected nature of the cultures of Europe, Byzantium, and the Middle East. Vikings accompanies a major exhibition developed jointly by the British Museum, the National Museum of Denmark, and the Museum for Prehistory and Early History in Berlin. Edited by the exhibition curators Gareth Williams, Peter Pentz, and Matthias Wemhoff and with contributions from a number of key experts, the book, with its strong, flowing narrative and integrated illustrations, draws on a wealth of Viking objects to provide a rich and vivid account of the impact of Viking expansion throughout the world.
Call Number: 948.02 Vik
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 16, 2018
Grace Lin
Description: Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish, and then joins a dragon who cannot fly on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon in hopes of bringing life to Fruitless Mountain and freshness to Jade River.
Call Number: J FIC Lin
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 16, 2018
Renée Carlino
Description: "You know when you're looking at someone and you can't help but smile at how oblivious they are to their own charm? That's what was happening to me, and it was making me feel happy. Euphoric. Something indescribable. It was like we already knew each other, like we had met in a previous life. Memories that didn't exist began exploding in my mind like fireworks."
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 16, 2018
Kristen J. Sollée, Coz Conover
Description: "Witch, Slut, Feminist: these contested identities are informing millennial women as they counter a torturous history of misogyny with empowerment. This innovative primer highlights sexual liberation as it traces the lineage of 'witch feminism.' Juxtaposing scholarly research on the demonization of women and female sexuality that has continued since the witch hunts of the early modern era with pop occulture analyses and interviews with activists, artists, scholars, and practitioners of witchcraft, this book greatly enriches our current conversations about reproductive rights, sexual pleasure, queer identity, pornography, sex work, and more."--Back cover.
Call Number: 305.42 Sol
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 16, 2018
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A Call To Vengeance : An Honorverse Novel
David Weber, Timothy Zahn, Thomas Pope
FIC Web
Peter The Great, His Life And World
Robert K. Massie
B Pet
Dragonwyck
Anya Seton
FIC Set
Red Blood, Black Sand: Fighting Alongside John Basilone From Boot Camp To Iwo Jima
Charles W. Tatum
940.5425 Tat
Firelight
Kristen Callihan
FIC Cal
Roadfood Sandwiches : Recipes And Lore From Our Favorite Shops Coast To Coast
Jane Stern, Michael Stern
641.84 Ste
Gone Girl [Audiobook]
Gillian Flynn, Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
FIC Fly
The Bourbon Kings [Large Print]
J. R. Ward
LP FIC War
Have A Nice Guilt Trip
Lisa Scottoline, Francesca Scottoline Serritella
814 Sco
The Fate Of Africa : From The Hopes Of Freedom To The Heart Of Despair : A History Of Fifty Years Of Independence
Martin Meredith
960 Mer
How Not To Be Wrong : The Power Of Mathematical Thinking
Jordan Ellenberg
510 Ell
The Last Stand Of The Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story Of The U.S. Navy's Finest Hour [Large Print]
James D Hornfischer
LP 940.5429 Hor
How We Get Free : Black Feminism And The Combahee River Collective
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Barbara Smith, Beverly Smith, Demita Frazier, Alicia Garza
305.4209 How
The Presidents And UFOs: A Secret History From FDR To Obama
Larry Holcombe
001.942 Hol
I Am Bat
Morag (Illustrator) Hood
E Hoo
Unf*ck Your Habitat: You're Better Than Your Mess
Rachel S Hoffman
648.5 Hof
Killing Time : A Mystery
Elise Title
FIC Tit
Vikings : Life And Legend
Gareth Williams, Peter Pentz, Matthias Wemhoff, Sunhild. Contacts & exchange Kleingärtner
948.02 Vik
Little Fires Everywhere [Large Print]
Celeste Ng
LP FIC Ng
Where The Mountain Meets The Moon
Grace Lin
J FIC Lin
Meditations For Breaking The Habit Of Being Yourself [Audiobook]
Joe Dispenza
158.1 Dis
Wish You Were Here : A Novel
Renée Carlino
FIC Car
Outer Dark
Cormac McCarthy
FIC McC
Witches, Sluts, Feminists : Conjuring The Sex Positive
Kristen J. Sollée, Coz Conover
305.42 Sol