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.


William C Rhoden
Call Number: 796.089 Rho
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Julie Fogliano, Lane Smith
Description: Deep in the woods is a house, just a house, that once was--but now isn't--a home. Who lived in that house? Who walked down its hallways? Why did they leave it, and where did they go?
Call Number: E Fog
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Wendy Mass
Description: Afraid that she is crazy, thirteen-year-old Mia, who sees a special color with every letter, number, and sound, keeps this a secret until she becomes overwhelmed by school, changing relationships, and the death of her beloved cat, Mango.
Call Number: J FIC Mas
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Rebecca Traister, Candace Thaxton
Description: In 2009, the award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister started this, a book she thought would be a work of contemporary journalism, about the twenty-first century phenomenon of the American single woman. It was the year the proportion of American women who were married dropped below fifty percent; and the median age of first marriages, which had remained between twenty and twenty-two years old for nearly a century (1890-1980), had risen dramatically to twenty-seven. But over the course of her vast research and more than a hundred interviews with academics and social scientists and prominent single women, Traister discovered a startling truth: the phenomenon of the single woman in America is not a new one. And historically, when women were given options beyond early heterosexual marriage, the results were massive social change, temperance, abolition, secondary education, and more.
Call Number: 306.8153 Tra
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Madeline Miller
Description: Follows Circe, the banished witch daughter of Helios, as she hones her powers and interacts with famous mythological beings before a conflict with one of the most vengeful Olympians forces her to choose between the worlds of the gods and mortals.
Call Number: FIC Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Diana Wynne Jones
Description: A satire on science fiction conventions, featuring a multiverse magician. From delegates at a conference in England, he has to select a suitable candidate for chief magician of Earth as the old chief died.
Call Number: FIC Jon
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Celeste Ng
Description: Lydia, the middle and favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, inherited her mother's bright blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill dreams they were unable to pursue. In Marilyn's case that her daughter becomes a doctor, in James's that she is popular with a busy social life. When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, the balancing act that has kept the Lee family together tumbles into chaos.
Call Number: LP FIC Ng
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Anna Bennett
Call Number: FIC ordered 100418
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2018
Andrew Marr
Description: As the United Kingdom decides whether or not to remain a member of the European Union or go its own way in September of 2017, a group of ruthless killers will stop at nothing to keep a shocking secret at the very heart of the government that could change everything in an instant from being revealed.
Call Number: FIC Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Victoria Helen Stone
Description: Jane's days at a midlevel Minneapolis insurance company are perfectly ordinary. She blends in well, unremarkably pretty in her floral-print dresses and extra efficient at her low-level job. She's just the kind of woman middle manager Steven Hepsworth likes--meek, insecure, and willing to defer to a man. No one has any idea who Jane really is. Least of all Steven. But plain Jane is hiding something. And Steven's bringing out the worst in her.
Call Number: FIC Sto
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Julie Powell
Description: Julie Powell is a bored, 30-year-old secretary living in a rundown apartment in Queens. She needs something to break the monotony of her life, so she invents a deranged assignment. She will take her mother's dog-eared copy of Julia Child's 1961 classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and she will cook all 524 recipes, in the span of one year. But she comes to realize there's more to Mastering the Art of French Cooking than meets the eye.
Call Number: B Pow
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Hope Ramsay
Description: Dear Reader, I've been wishing for a miracle for my oldest boy, Stone, and this Christmas my prayers might just be answered! Her name is Lark, and she's here in Last Chance, looking into her father's past-and stirring up a whole mess of trouble without meaning to. As the chief of police, Stone sure has his hands full trying to keep up with her. Ever since his wife died, Stone's put everything into raising his daughters and dodging the Christ Church Ladies' Auxiliary matchmakers. And it's clear Lark has been through some trouble and could use a place to finally call home. I only hope Stone can let go of the past soon enough to keep her. Goodness, I need to stop talking and finish up Jane's highlights so we can make the town tree-lighting. You come back by because the Cut 'n' Curl's got hot rollers, free coffee, fresh-baked Christmas cookies-and the best gossip in town. See you real soon, Ruby Rhodes.
Call Number: FIC Ram
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Debby Mayne, Trish Perry, Debby. Deck the halls Mayne, Trish Perry
Description: In Deck the halls, in 1925, the wealthy William Tronnier becomes smitten with the lovely but penniless Lillian Pickard. As Christmas descends on the picturesque town of Cary, North Carolina, William plans to make Lillian a proposal she can't refuse. In 'Tis the season, Nikki Tronnier moves back home in Cary, North Carolina, with plans to buy back the Tronnier family home built by her great-grandfather, William, for his bride, Lillian. But before she is able to make an offer, the handsome Drew Cornell buys the house just before Christmas.
Call Number: FIC Lov
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Jenny Nimmo, Simon Russell Beale
Description: Charlie Bone's life with his widowed mother and two grandmothers undergoes a dramatic change when he discovers that he can hear people in photographs talking.
Call Number: J FIC Nim
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Samantha Silva
Description: "Charles Dickens is not feeling the Christmas spirit. His newest book is an utter flop, the critics have turned against him, relatives near and far hound him for money. While his wife plans a lavish holiday party for their ever-expanding family and circle of friends, Dickens has visions of the poorhouse. But when his publishers try to blackmail him into writing a Christmas book to save them all from financial ruin, he refuses. On one of his long night walks, in a once-beloved square, he meets the mysterious Eleanor Lovejoy, who might be just the muse he needs"-- Amazon.com.
Call Number: LP FIC Sil
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Tracie Vaughn Zimmer
Description: Interlinked free-verse poems tell the story of how Josie, who lives with her mother and grandmother and has cerebral palsy, befriends a boy who moves into one of the rich houses behind her old farmhouse.
Call Number: YA FIC Zim
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Donald B Kraybill
Call Number: 364.1555 Kra
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Caron Levis, LeUyen Pham
Description: Gabby convinces Granny to leave Sleepytown and stay up all night in a new place, but before long, a contagious yawn takes control.
Call Number: E Lev
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Paulette Jiles
Call Number: FIC Jil
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Simon R. Green
Description: Ishmael Jones is someone who can't afford to be noticed, someone who lives under the radar, who drives on the dark side of the road. He's employed to search out secrets, investigate mysteries and shine a light in dark places. Invited by his employer, the enigmatic Colonel, to join him and his family for Christmas, Ishmael arrives at the grand but isolated Belcourt Manor in the midst of a blizzard to find that the Colonel has mysteriously disappeared. As he questions his fellow guests, Ishmael concludes that at least one of them is harbouring a dangerous secret, and that beneath the veneer of festive cheer lurk passion, jealousy, resentment and betrayal. As a storm sets in, sealing off the Manor from the rest of the world, Ishmael must unmask a ruthless murderer before they strike again.
Call Number: FIC Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Wendy Corsi Staub
Description: Sacred Sisters Catholic girls' school has hardly changed since Jen Archer was a student. Jen hoped her older daughter would thrive here. Instead, shy, studious Carley becomes the target of vicious bullies. But the real danger at Sacred Sisters goes much deeper. The only person Carley can talk to is "Angel," a kindred spirit she met online. Carley tells Angel everything-- about her younger sister, about school, about the sudden death of her former best friend. Angel is her lifeline. And Angel is closer than she knows. When another schoolgirl is found dead, Jen's unease grows. There are too many coincidences, too many links to her past. Every instinct tells her that Carley is the next target. For someone is intent on punishing the guilty, teaching the ultimate lesson in how to fear-- and how to die.
Call Number: FIC Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Elly Griffiths
Description: Ruth Galloway is called in to investigate when builders, demolishing a large old house in Norwich to make way for a housing development, uncover the bones of a child beneath a doorway -- minus the skull. Is it some ritual sacrifice or just plain straightforward murder? DCI Harry Nelson would like to find out -- and fast. It turns out the house was once a children's home. Nelson traces the Catholic priest who used to run the home. Father Hennessey tells him that two children did go missing from the home forty years before -- a boy and a girl. They were never found. When carbon dating proves that the child's bones predate the home and relate to a time when the house was privately owned, Ruth is drawn ever more deeply into the case. But as spring turns into summer it becomes clear that someone is trying very hard to put her off the scent by frightening her half to death.
Call Number: FIC Gri
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Christos Gage, Joss Whedon, Georges Jeanty, Karl C Story, Andy Owens
Description: "Joss Whedon's Buffy and crew are confronted by a future Big Bad who has travelled to the present, intent on stealing the power of the Slayers, becoming all-powerful, and destroying the world as we know it! The lives of Buffy and the Scoobies haven't been too eventful for a while--at least as far as fighting demons and the forces of darkness are concerned. But that all changes when Angel brings news of an amassing a force that must be reckoned with: Wolfram & Hart, a legion of demons, and Harth, vampirefrom the future. Buffy knows Harth and his twin sister--the Slayer, Fray--from her meeting with them and Dark Willow in the future. But this army that has been gathered is more than she and her crew were expecting. Narrowly escaping an initial encounter,the gang travels to the future to recruit Fray and learn of their dismal fate should they fail to defeat this legion that has invaded the present. Harth is after the power of the Slayers, and being in possession of all their memories, he knows how to rewrite the outcome of this ultimate battle before it occurs. This is the reckoning. and it could be the end of Buffy, Fray, and all the Slayers, forever."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC ordered 110118
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Edward Dolnick
Call Number: 364.162 Dol
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Robert Galbraith
Description: When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. Quine has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous-pen portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were to be published, it would ruin lives. That means that there are a lot of people who might want him silenced. When Quine is found brutally murdered, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any Strike has encountered before.
Call Number: FIC Gal
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Salman Rushdie, Robert G Slade
Description: "Once upon a time, in a world just like ours, there came "the time of the strangenesses." Reason receded and the loudest, most illiberal voices reigned. A simple gardener began to levitate, and a powerful djinn -- also known as the Princess of Fairyland -- raised an army composed entirely of her semi-magical great-great-great-grandchildren. A baby was born with the ability to see corruption in the faces of others. The ghosts of two philosophers, long dead, began arguing once more. And a battle for the kingdom of Fairyland was waged throughout our world for 1,001 nights -- or, to be more precise, for two years, eight months, and twenty-eight nights.
Call Number: FIC Rus
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
Mark Helprin
Description: One winter night, Peter Lake – master mechanic and second-storey man – attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks it is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the affair between a middle-aged Irish burglar and Beverly Penn, a young girl dying of consumption. It is a love so powerful that Peter Lake, a simple and uneducated man, will be driven to stop time and bring back the dead.
Call Number: FIC Hel
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 27, 2018
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$40 Million Slaves: The Rise, Fall, And Redemption Of The Black Athlete
William C Rhoden
796.089 Rho
Mr. Dickens And His Carol [Large Print]
Samantha Silva
LP FIC Sil
A House That Once Was
Julie Fogliano, Lane Smith
E Fog
Reaching For Sun
Tracie Vaughn Zimmer
YA FIC Zim
A Mango-Shaped Space
Wendy Mass
J FIC Mas
Renegade Amish: Beard Cutting, Hate Crimes, And The Trial Of The Bergholz Barbers
Donald B Kraybill
364.1555 Kra
All The Single Ladies: Unmarried Women And The Rise Of An Independent Nation [Audiobook]
Rebecca Traister, Candace Thaxton
306.8153 Tra
Stop That Yawn!
Caron Levis, LeUyen Pham
E Lev
Circe: A Novel
Madeline Miller
FIC Mil
Stormy Weather
Paulette Jiles
FIC Jil
Deep Secret
Diana Wynne Jones
FIC Jon
The Dark Side Of The Road
Simon R. Green
FIC Gre
Everything I Never Told You [Large Print]
Celeste Ng
LP FIC Ng
The Good Sister
Wendy Corsi Staub
FIC Sta
First Earl I See Tonight.
Anna Bennett
FIC ordered 100418
The Janus Stone
Elly Griffiths
FIC Gri
Head Of State: A Political Entertainment
Andrew Marr
FIC Mar
The Reckoning
Christos Gage, Joss Whedon, Georges Jeanty, Karl C Story, Andy Owens
FIC ordered 110118
Jane Doe: A Novel
Victoria Helen Stone
FIC Sto
The Rescue Artist: A True Story Of Art, Thieves, And The Hunt For A Missing Masterpiece
Edward Dolnick
364.162 Dol
Julie & Julia [Audiobook]
Julie Powell
B Pow
The Silkworm
Robert Galbraith
FIC Gal
Last Chance Christmas
Hope Ramsay
FIC Ram
Two Years, Eight Months, And Twenty-Eight Nights [Audiobook]
Salman Rushdie, Robert G Slade
FIC Rus
Love Finds You On Christmas Morning
Debby Mayne, Trish Perry, Debby. Deck the halls Mayne, Trish Perry
FIC Lov
Winter's Tale
Mark Helprin
FIC Hel
Midnight For Charlie Bone [Audiobook]
Jenny Nimmo, Simon Russell Beale
J FIC Nim