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.


Curtis Sittenfeld
Description: Alice Blackwell is the presidents wife, the former school librarian is thrust into a position of power and influence, privilege and responsibility. During her husbands second term she must face contradictions when her beliefs disagree with his.
Call Number: FIC Sit
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
Jane Yolen, Heidi E. Y Stemple, Rebecca Guay-Mitchell
Description: Harlot or hero? Liar or lady? There are two sides to every story. Meet twenty-six of history's most notorious women, and debate alongside authors Yolen and Stemple--who appear in the book as themselves in a series of comic panels--as to each girl's guilt or innocence.
Call Number: J 364.374 Yol
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
Mark Waid, Chris Samnee, Peter (Peter G.) Krause
Description: Matt Murdock, the Daredevil, heads to San Francisco where he battles evil, including the Owl and an all new foe.
Call Number: FIC Wai
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
Kathleen Morgan
Description: Her faith has been her salvation after losing her husband and young son, but when Abigail Stanton goes to work as housekeeper for Conor MacKay and his "capricious little girl," he ruthlessly attacks that faith.
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
Amber Benson
Description: "Calliope Reaper-Jones so just wanted a normal life: buying designer shoes on sale, dating guys from Craig's List, web-surfing for organic dim-sum for her boss. But when her father, who happens to be Death himself, is kidnapped, and the Devil's Protege embarks on a hostile takeover of the family business, Death, Inc., Callie returns home to assume the CEO mantle, only to discover she must complete three nearly impossible tasks in the realm of the afterlife first."--Fantastic fiction.
Call Number: FIC Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
Jeffery Nicholas
Call Number: 813.09 Her
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
Maud Hart Lovelace
Description: "Young Deedee DuGay knew everyone at Fort Snelling in the 1830s.On an island in the Mississippi, near yet remote, lived Jasper Page, the leading fur trader in the territory. And although he was far above her in social class, Deedee dared to love him. Their story is a rich and romantic re-creation of an important time in Minnesota history. A new introduction compares the fictional Jasper Page to Henry H. Sibley, fur trader and first governor of Minnesota, upon whom the character was based"--Back cover.
Call Number: FIC Lov
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
Gretel Ehrlich
Description: Gretel Ehrlich felt compelled to return to the earthquake-and-tsunami-devastated Tohoku coast to bear witness, listen to survivors, and experience their terror and exhilaration in villages and towns where all shelter and hope seemed lost. In a narrative that blends strong reportage, poetic observation, and deeply felt reflection, she takes us into the upside-down world of northeastern Japan, where nothing is certain and where the boundaries between living and dying have been erased by water. Facing the Wave is a testament to the buoyancy, spirit, humor, and strong-mindedness of those who must find their way in a suddenly shattered world.
Call Number: 363.3494 Ehr
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
Gaby Dunn, Allison Raskin
Description: This debut from two emerging YA talents is told through a series of texts and emails sent between two best friends as they head off to their first semesters of college on opposite sides of the country. But as each changes and grows into her new life, will their friendship survive the distance?
Call Number: YA FIC Dun
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
Iain Reid
Description: Jake and a woman known only as The Girlfriend are taking a long drive to meet his parents at their secluded farm. But when Jake takes a sudden detour, leaving The Girlfriend stranded at a deserted high school, the story transforms into a twisted combination of the darkest unease, psychological frailty, and a look into the limitations of solitude.
Call Number: FIC Rei
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
Andy Davidson
Description: "One night in 1980, a man becomes a monster. Haunted by his past, Travis Stillwell spends his nights searching out women in West Texas honky-tonks. What he does with them doesn't make him proud, just quiets the demons for a little while. But after Travis crosses paths one night with a mysterious pale-skinned girl, he wakes weak and bloodied in his cabover camper the next morning-with no sign of a girl, no memory of the night before. Annabelle Gaskin spies the camper parked behind her motel and offers the cowboy a few odd jobs to pay his board. Travis takes her up on the offer, if only to buy time, to lay low and heal. By day, he mends the old motel, insinuating himself into the lives of Annabelle and her ten-year-old son. By night, in the cave of his camper, he fights an unspeakable hunger. Before long, Annabelle and her boy come to realize that this strange cowboy is not what he seems. Half a state away, a grizzled Texas Ranger is hunting Travis for his past misdeeds, but what he finds will lead him to a revelation far more monstrous. A man of the law, he'll have to decide how far into the darkness he'll go for the sake of justice. When these lives converge on a dusty autumn night, an old evil will find new life-and new blood."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Dav
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
Cassandra Clare
Call Number: YA FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
R. L. Stine, Marc Tolon Brown
Description: Mary McScary loves to scare people, but nothing she thinks up seems to bother her cousin, Harry McScary--but Mary will not give up trying.
Call Number: E Sti
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
V. C. (Virginia C.) Andrews
Description: Grieving over her beloved father's death, talented violinist Melody Logan is astonished when her depressive mother takes them to live at the Logan estate, where she learns a devastating secret about her parents.
Call Number: FIC And
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr, Heather Danforth, Aditya Bidikar
Description: Welcome to beautiful Nova Honda, the racing capital of the world. It is the home of the prestigious World Grand Prix, the illegal street race The Cannonball, and the racer caught between both of them, Domino Swift. Domino is one of the best racers on any circuit. By day, she competes for fame and fortune in the WGP. By night, she cracks heads of rival gangs in brutal bike wars to gain possession of a rare, valuable contraband: an engine-boosting machine stimulant known as Crush.
Call Number: FIC Fle
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
Leigh Bardugo
Description: Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken from obscurity and her only friend, Mal, to become the protegé of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold.
Call Number: YA FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
Ann Brashares, Angela Goethals
Description: Four best friends -- Carmen, Tibby, Bridget, and Lena-- now in their late 20s, try to find their way in the world as young adults.
Call Number: YA FIC Bra
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
Timothy Ferriss
Call Number: 650.1 Fer
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
Robin Dreeke, Cameron Stauth
Description: Robin Dreeke, a 28-year veteran of federal service, including the United States Naval Academy, United States Marine Corp, the FBI, and the Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program, approached his latest mission with the goal to inspire reasonable, well-founded trust among people who could provide valuable information. The Code of Trust is based on the system he devised, tested, and implemented during years of field work at the highest levels of national security. The Code of Trust has since elevated executives to leadership, and changed the culture of entire companies, making them happier and more productive, as morale soared. Inspiring trust is an important, character-building endeavor that requires only a sincere desire to be helpful and sensitive, and the ambition to be more successful at work and at home.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 658.4092 Dre
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
Joanne Harris
Description: "[A] first-person narrative of the rise and fall of the Norse gods-- retold from the point of view of the world's ultimate trickster, Loki" -- provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
Issa Ibrahim
Description: Issa Ibrahim's memoir details his development of severe mental illness leading to the accidental killing of his mother, his acquittal by reason of insanity, and his subsequent commission to a mental hospital for nearly twenty years. The Hospital Always Wins paints a detailed picture of a broken mental health system but also reveals the power of art, when nurtured in a benign environment, to provide a resource for recovery. Ultimately this is a story about survival and atonement through creativity and courage against almost insurmountable odds.--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 616.89 Ibr
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
Eimear McBride
Description: A young Irish drama student in 1990s London makes new friends, establishes a place for herself, and seeks to shed her plain-girl identity before entering a whirlwind affair with an older man who changes her in unexpected ways.
Call Number: FIC McB
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
Ron McLarty
Description: Working as a quality control inspector at a toy factory in Rhode Island, friendless alcoholic Smithy Ide considers himself a loser until a tragic event prompts him to set off on an epic cross-country bicycle journey that promises him a final chance to become the man he has always wanted to be.
Call Number: FIC McL
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
Call Number: FIC ordered 101217
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
John Green, Kate Rudd
Description: Aza Holmes is a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.
Call Number: YA FIC Gre
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
Allen Ginsberg, Bill Morgan, Rachel Zucker
Description: A posthumous collection of more than 100 Ginsberg poems is largely comprised of spontaneously penned or forgotten works included in letters or sent to obscure publications and is arranged in chronological order and complemented by extensive author notes. --Publisher's description.
Call Number: 811 Gin
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
John Katzenbach
Description: After the police falter in their investigation, a retired college professor vows to track down a young woman he witnessed being snatched off the street, kidnapped by a sadistic couple who put their victim's slow torture up for public display on the Internet.
Call Number: FIC Kat
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
Eugene Soltes
Description: Rarely does a week go by without a well-known executive being indicted for engaging in a white-collar crime. Perplexed as to what drives successful, wealthy people to risk it all, Eugene Soltes took a journey into the minds of these white-collar criminals, spending seven years in the company of the men behind the largest corporate crimes in history--from the financial fraudsters of Enron, to the embezzlers at Tyco, to the Ponzi schemers Bernie Madoff and Allen Stanford. Why They Do It is a look at the dark side of the business world. White-collar criminals, he shows, are not merely driven by excessive greed or hubris, nor do they usually carefully calculate the costs and benefits before breaking the law and see it's worth the risk. Instead, he shows that most of these executives make decisions the way we all do--on the basis of their intuitions and gut feelings--gut feelings often poorly suited for the modern business world. Soltes provides insights into why some saw the immediate effects of misconduct as positive, why executives often don't feel the emotions (angst, guilt, shame) most people would expect, and how acceptable norms in the business community can differ from those of the broader society--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 364.168 Sol
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
Susan Mallery
Description: Sculptor Nick Mitchell grew up in a family of artists and learned from his volatile father that passion only leads to pain. As he waits on a new commission, he takes a day job as a humble carpenter at a theme wedding venue. The job has its perks--mainly the venue's captivating owner, Pallas Saunders. Although he won't let love consume him, he's all in for ecstasy with an expiration date. Pallas adores Weddings in a Box. But if she can't turn the floundering business around, she'll have no choice but to cave to her domineering mother and trade taffeta for trust funds working at the family's bank. Then when a desperate bride begs Pallas for something completely out of the box, her irresistible new hire inspires her. Nick knows she doesn't belong behind a desk, and she knows in her heart that he's right--where she really belongs is in his arms.
Call Number: LP FIC Mal
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
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American Wife
Curtis Sittenfeld
FIC Sit
Shadow And Bone
Leigh Bardugo
YA FIC Bar
Bad Girls : Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves, & Other Female Villains
Jane Yolen, Heidi E. Y Stemple, Rebecca Guay-Mitchell
J 364.374 Yol
Sisterhood Everlasting [Audiobook]
Ann Brashares, Angela Goethals
YA FIC Bra
Daredevil. Vol. 1, Devil At Bay
Mark Waid, Chris Samnee, Peter (Peter G.) Krause
FIC Wai
The 4-Hour Workweek : Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, And Join The New Rich
Timothy Ferriss
650.1 Fer
Daughter Of Joy
Kathleen Morgan
FIC Mor
The Code Of Trust : An American Counterintelligence Expert's Five Rules To Lead And Succeed
Robin Dreeke, Cameron Stauth
658.4092 Dre
Death's Daughter
Amber Benson
FIC Ben
The Gospel Of Loki
Joanne Harris
FIC Har
Dune And Philosophy : Weirding Way Of The Mentat
Jeffery Nicholas
813.09 Her
The Hospital Always Wins : A Memoir
Issa Ibrahim
616.89 Ibr
Early Candlelight
Maud Hart Lovelace
FIC Lov
The Lesser Bohemians
Eimear McBride
FIC McB
Facing The Wave : A Journey In The Wake Of The Tsunami
Gretel Ehrlich
363.3494 Ehr
The Memory Of Running
Ron McLarty
FIC McL
I Hate Everyone But You
Gaby Dunn, Allison Raskin
YA FIC Dun
Third Son's A Charm.
FIC ordered 101217
I'm Thinking Of Ending Things
Iain Reid
FIC Rei
Turtles All The Way Down [Audiobook]
John Green, Kate Rudd
YA FIC Gre
In The Valley Of The Sun : A Novel
Andy Davidson
FIC Dav
Wait Till I'm Dead : Uncollected Poems
Allen Ginsberg, Bill Morgan, Rachel Zucker
811 Gin
Lord Of Shadows
Cassandra Clare
YA FIC Cla
What Comes Next
John Katzenbach
FIC Kat
Mary Mcscary
R. L. Stine, Marc Tolon Brown
E Sti
Why They Do It : Inside The Mind Of The White-Collar Criminal
Eugene Soltes
364.168 Sol
Melody
V. C. (Virginia C.) Andrews
FIC And
You Say It First [Large Print]
Susan Mallery
LP FIC Mal
Motor Crush. Volume 1
Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr, Heather Danforth, Aditya Bidikar
FIC Fle