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.


Janet Tronstad
Description: Hunter Jacobson wants no part of his grandfather's matchmaking. The lone cowboy is certain that's what the old man is doing when he trades part of their Montana ranch for Scarlett Murphy's claim to an old Alaska gold mine. Or is he running one of his legendary scams on the sweet, single mom? A trip to Dry Creek, Alaska reveals the truth, and brings Hunter and Scarlett face-to-face with a past family feud and a vulnerable present.
Call Number: FIC Tro
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2018
Betsy St. Amant
Description: At twenty-six, Kat is still working at her Aunt Maggie's bakery. Still wondering what to do with her passion for baking and her business degree. And still single. But when Kat's best friend Lucas signs her up for a reality TV bake-off on Cupcake Combat, everything she ever wanted is suddenly dangled in front of her, including a job at a famous bakery in New York. Then Lucas realizes that what he wants--Kat--is suddenly in danger of slipping away.
Call Number: LP FIC St. A
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 25, 2018
Roxane Gay
Description: Clever and haunting by turns, Ayiti explores the Haitian diaspora experience. A married couple seeking boat passage to America prepares to leave their homeland. A mother takes a foreign soldier into her home as a boarder, and into her bed. And a woman conceives a daughter on the bank of a river while fleeing a horrific massacre, a daughter who later moves to America for a new life but is perpetually haunted by the mysterious scent of blood.
Call Number: FIC Gay
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2018
Maude Barlow
Description: Water activist and author Barlow, founder of the Blue Planet Project, lays out some terrifying unsafe-water statistics as she addresses the need for the international community to move toward a water-secure and water-just world.
Call Number: 333.91 Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2018
Liza Mundy
Description: Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of code-breaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them.
Call Number: 940.5486 Mun
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2018
William Shakespeare, Paul Jesson, Marjorie Yates, Ewan Hooper, Clive Brill
Description: Rome is a city divided, nobility and common-people locked in mutual suspicion. Coriolanus is Rome's greatest soldier, but his proud refusal to accommodate himself to the demands of the plebeians leads to banishment and death--Container.
Call Number: 822.33 Cor
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 25, 2018
Paul Crenshaw, Rebecca Tucker, Alexandra Bonfante-Warren
Call Number: 759 Cre
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2018
Tim Cowlishaw, Charles Barkley
Description: By the time he reached his 50th birthday, Tim Cowlishaw was at the top of his career with a sports column and a daily spot on ESPN. Behind it all, Cowlishaw had become an alcoholic, and this is the story of his rise and fall and his life since then.
Call Number: B Cow
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2018
Suzanne Rindell
Description: "Louis Thorn and Haruto "Harry" Yamada--Eagle and Crane--are the star attractions of Earl Shaw's Flying Circus, a daredevil (and not exactly legal) flying act that traverses Depression-era California. The young men have a complicated relationship, thanks to the Thorn family's belief that the Yamadas--Japanese immigrants--stole land that should have stayed in the Thorn family. When Louis and Harry become aerial stuntmen, performing death-defying tricks high above audiences, they're both drawn to Shaw's smart and appealing stepdaughter, Ava Brooks. After the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor and one of Shaw's planes mysteriously crashes and two charred bodies are discovered in it, authorities conclude that the victims were Harry and his father, Kenichi, who had escaped from a Japanese internment camp they had been sent to by the federal government. To the local sheriff, the situation is open and shut. But to the lone FBI agent assigned to the case, the details don't add up. Thus begins an investigation into what really happened to cause the plane crash, who was in the plane when it fell from the sky, and why no one involved seems willing to tell the truth."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Rin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2018
Janina Matthewson
Description: On a seemingly normal morning in London, a group of people wake to find something important to them missing, something dear but peculiar: the front of their house, their piano keys, their sense of direction, their place of work. Meanwhile, Jake, a young boy whose father brings him to London following his mother's sudden death in an earthquake, finds himself strangely attracted to other people's lost things. But little does he realise that his most valuable possession, his relationship with his dad, is slipping away from him.
Call Number: FIC Mat
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2018
Brad Taylor
Description: "It was to be a simple mission. Nothing more than assessing whether a merchant in the fabled Israeli Diamond Exchange was involved in a scheme that could potentially embarrass the state of Israel. But nothing is ever simple in the world of intelligence, as Aaron Bergman--a former leader of an elite direct action team under the Mossad--should have known. Executing the operation as a contractor, a cutout that gave the State of Israel plausible deniability, he disappears without a trace. Pike Logan and his team know none of this, but he's tracking an American arms dealer in Tel Aviv who may--or may not--be attempting to sell sensitive nuclear weapons components to the highest bidder. When Pike's team breaks up an attempt at killing Shoshana, Aaron's partner, they stumble upon much more than they expected--a concerted conspiracy to topple a democratic African country. Beginning to untangle a web that extends through both the American and Israeli intelligence community, Pike is forced to choose between his Israeli friends and his Taskforce mission, even as the execution of the coup begins to form"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Tay
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 25, 2018
Maggie Sefton
Description: "Kelly Flynn's summer in Fort Connor, Colorado, is off to a great start with romantic celebrations with her boyfriend, Steve, and enjoyable albeit challenging knitting classes taught by her friend Barb at the House of Lambspun. But while Barb's advanced stitches are giving Kelly the slip, a more deadly problem soon has her friend coming apart at the seams. A young woman has accused Barb's son, Tommy a young doctor doing his residency of assaulting her. The yarns spun by the local rumor mill are bad enough, but when the young woman is found dead in her ransacked apartment, Tommy becomes the number one suspect. The police are ready to close the case, but Kelly is convinced that there are a few more likely suspects. Now she has to knit together the clues herself to uncover a killer who doesn't seem to drop a stitch"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sef
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2018
Peter Ackroyd
Description: Peter Ackroyd looks at London in a whole new way--through the history and experiences of its gay population. In Roman Londinium homosexuality was considered admirable. The city was dotted with lupanaria ('wolf dens' or public pleasure houses), fornices (brothels) and thermiae (hot baths). Then came the Emperor Constantine, with his bishops and clergy, monks and missionaries. His rule was accompanied by the first laws against queer practices. What followed was an endless loop of alternating permissiveness and censure, from the Normans, whose military might depended on masculine loyalty, and the fashionable female transvestism of the 1620s; to the frenzy of executions for sodomy in the early 1800s and the 'gay plague' in the 1980s. Ackroyd celebrates London and its diversity, thrills and energy on the one hand; but reminding us of its very real terrors, dangers and risks on the other.
Call Number: 306.766 Ack
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2018
E. K. Johnston
Description: In a near-future Toronto where the British Empire never fell, Helena, August, and Margaret are caught off-guard by the discovery of a love so intense they are willing to change the course of the monarchy to keep it.
Call Number: YA FIC Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2018
Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Travis writer McElroy, Justin McElroy, Carey Pietsch
Description: "Join Taako the elf wizard, Merle the dwarf cleric, and Magnus the human warrior for an adventure they are poorly equipped to handle AT BEST, guided ("guided") by their snarky DM, in a graphic novel that, like the smash-hit podcast it's based on, will tickle your funny bone, tug your heartstrings, and probably pants you if you give it half a chance." -- Amazon.com.
Call Number: YA FIC ordered 042618
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2018
Holly Black, Caitlin Kelly
Description: Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King. To win a place at the Court, she must defy him, and face the consequences.
Call Number: YA FIC Bla
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 25, 2018
Paolo Cognetti, Simon Carnell, Erica Segre
Description: Pietro is a lonely boy living in Milan. With his parents becoming more distant each day, the only thing the family shares is their love for the Dolomites, the mountains that hug the northeastern border of Italy. While on vacation at the foot of the mountains, Pietro meets Bruno, an adventurous, spirited local boy. Together they spend many summers exploring the mountain's meadows and peaks and discover the similarities and differences in their lives, their backgrounds, and their futures. The two boys come to find the true meaning of friendship and camaraderie, even as their divergent paths in life-- Bruno's in the mountains, Pietro's in cosmopolitan cities across the world--test the strength and meaning of their connection.
Call Number: FIC Cog
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2018
Lindsey Davis
Description: Working as a private informer in Rome during the reign of Domitian, Flavia Albia is hired to investigate a fatal accident, an investigation that turns sinister when her client dies under suspicious circumstances that place Flavia's reputation at stake.
Call Number: FIC Dav
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2018
Joann Sfar
Call Number: FIC Sfa
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2018
James Atlas
Description: The biographer's autobiography: a tale of how writers' lives get documented. The biographer--so often in the shadows, kibbitzing, casting doubt, proving facts--here comes to the stage. James Atlas takes us back to his childhood in suburban Chicago, where he fell in love with literature and, early on, found in himself the impulse to study writers' lives. We meet Richard Ellmann, the great biographer of James Joyce and Atlas's professor during a transformative year at Oxford. We get to know the author's first subject, the poet Delmore Schwartz; a cast of intellectuals such as Edmund Wilson and Dwight Macdonald; and the elusive Bellow. Atlas revisits the lives and work of the classical biographers: the Renaissance writers of what were then called "lives," Samuel Johnson and Boswell, among them. Atlas also celebrates the luminaries of contemporary literature and the labor of those who hope to catch a glimpse of one of them--"as fleeting as a familiar face swallowed up in a crowd."-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 920 Atl
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2018
Jo Nesbø, Don Bartlett, Robin Sachs
Description: "In Oslo, after the first snow of the season has fallen, a woman disappears, and a sinister snowman is left in her wake. As irascible detective Harry Hole realizes that this is only one of multiple disappearances, he begins to think a serial killer may be at work--and may be drawing in Hole personally and intentionally"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Nes
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 25, 2018
Anne Rice
Description: When the vampire Lestat becomes a rock superstar, he finds himself in serious conflict with the ancients whose powers are beyond his imagining.
Call Number: FIC Ric
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2018
Shana Galen
Description: Fiercely loyal to his friends and comrades, Ewan Mostyn is the toughest in a group of younger sons of nobility who met as soldiers and are now trying desperately to settle back into peaceful Society. Ewan trusts his brawn more than his brains, but when he's offered a job watching the Duke of Ridlington's stubbornly independent daughter, he finds both are challenged. Lady Lorraine wants none of her father's high-handed ways, and she'll do everything in her power to avoid her distressingly attractive bodyguard -- until she lands herself in real trouble. Lorraine begins to see Ewan's protectiveness in a new light, and she can only hope that her stoic guardian will do for her what he's always done--fight for what he loves.
Call Number: FIC Gal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2018
Lori Deschene
Description: 40 unique perspectives and insights on topics related to loving yourself, including: realizing you're not broken, accepting your flaws, releasing the need for approval, forgiving yourself, letting go of comparisons, and learning to be authentic. Featuring stories selected from hundreds of TinyBuddha.com contributors, the book provides an honest look at what it means to overcome critical, self-judging thoughts to create a peaceful, empowered life.
Call Number: 158.1 Des
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2018
Kalisha Buckhanon
Call Number: FIC Buc
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2018
Richard Harland
Description: Sixteen-year-old Col Porpentine is being groomed as the next Commander of Worldshaker, a juggernaut where elite families live on the upper decks while the Filthies toil below, but when he meets Riff, a Filthy girl on the run, he discovers how ignorant he is of his home and its residents.
Call Number: YA FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2018
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Alaskan Sweethearts
Janet Tronstad
FIC Tro
That Inevitable Victorian Thing
E. K. Johnston
YA FIC Joh
All's Fair In Love And Cupcakes [Large Print]
Betsy St. Amant
LP FIC St. A
The Adventure Zone. Here There Be Gerblins
Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Travis writer McElroy, Justin McElroy, Carey Pietsch
YA FIC ordered 042618
Ayiti
Roxane Gay
FIC Gay
The Cruel Prince [Audiobook]
Holly Black, Caitlin Kelly
YA FIC Bla
Blue Future : Protecting Water For People And The Planet Forever
Maude Barlow
333.91 Bar
The Eight Mountains : A Novel
Paolo Cognetti, Simon Carnell, Erica Segre
FIC Cog
Code Girls : The Untold Story Of The American Women Code Breakers Of World War Ii
Liza Mundy
940.5486 Mun
The Ides Of April : A Flavia Albia Mystery
Lindsey Davis
FIC Dav
Coriolanus [Audiobook]
William Shakespeare, Paul Jesson, Marjorie Yates, Ewan Hooper, Clive Brill
822.33 Cor
The Rabbi's Cat
Joann Sfar
FIC Sfa
Discovering The Great Masters : The Art Lover's Guide To Understanding Symbols In Paintings
Paul Crenshaw, Rebecca Tucker, Alexandra Bonfante-Warren
759 Cre
The Shadow In The Garden : A Biographer's Tale
James Atlas
920 Atl
Drunk On Sports
Tim Cowlishaw, Charles Barkley
B Cow
The Snowman [Audiobook]
Jo Nesbø, Don Bartlett, Robin Sachs
FIC Nes
Eagle And Crane
Suzanne Rindell
FIC Rin
The Vampire Lestat
Anne Rice
FIC Ric
Of Things Gone Astray
Janina Matthewson
FIC Mat
Third Son's A Charm
Shana Galen
FIC Gal
Operator Down [Large Print]
Brad Taylor
LP FIC Tay
Tiny Buddha's Guide To Loving Yourself : 40 Ways To Transform Your Inner Critic And Your Life
Lori Deschene
158.1 Des
Purl Up And Die
Maggie Sefton
FIC Sef
Upstate
Kalisha Buckhanon
FIC Buc
Queer City : Gay London From The Romans To The Present Day
Peter Ackroyd
306.766 Ack
Worldshaker
Richard Harland
YA FIC Har