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.


H. M. Bouwman
Description: "Pip, a young boy who can speak to fish, and his sister Kinchen set off on a great adventure, joined by twins with magical powers, refugees fleeing post-war Vietnam, and some helpful sea monsters"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Bou
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Michelle Obama
Description: In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America, she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private. A deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations.
Call Number: B Oba
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Delilah S. Dawson
Description: After devastating losses at the hands of the First Order, General Leia Organa has dispatched her agents across the galaxy in search of allies, sanctuary, and firepower--and her top spy, Vi Moradi, may have just found all three, on a secluded world at the galaxy's edge. A planet of lush forests, precarious mountains, and towering, petrified trees, Batuu is on the furthest possible frontier of the galactic map, the last settled world before the mysterious expanse of Wild Space. The rogues, smugglers, and adventurers who eke out a living on the largest settlement on the planet, Black Spire Outpost, are here to avoid prying eyes and unnecessary complications. Vi, a Resistance spy on the run from the First Order, is hardly a welcome guest. And when a shuttle full of stormtroopers lands in her wake, determined to root her out, she has no idea where to find help. To survive, Vi will have to seek out the good-hearted heroes hiding in a world that redefines scum and villainy. With the help of a traitorous trooper and her acerbic droid, she begins to gather a colorful band of outcasts and misfits, and embarks on a mission to spark the fire of resistance on Batuu--before the First Order snuffs it out entirely.
Call Number: FIC Daw
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Andrew X. Pham
Description: The story of an American odyssey--a solo bicycle voyage around the Pacific Rim to Vietnam--made by a young Vietnamese-American man in pursuit of both his adopted homeland and his forsaken fatherland. Andrew X. Pham was born in Vietnam and raised in California. His father had been a POW of the Vietcong; his family came to America as boat people. Following the suicide of his sister, Pham quit his job, sold all of his possessions, and embarked on a year-long bicycle journey that took him through the Mexican desert, around a thousand-mile loop from Narita to Kyoto in Japan; and, after five months and 2,357 miles, to Saigon, where he finds nothing familiar in the bombed-out darkness. In Vietnam, he's taken for Japanese or Korean by his countrymen, except, of course, by his relatives, who doubt that as a Vietnamese he has the stamina to complete his journey (only Westerners can do it); and in the United States he's considered anything but American. Catfish and Mandala is an unforgettable search for cultural identity.
Call Number: B Pha
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
William Ritter
Description: Twelve-year-olds Tinn and Cole, raised as human twins in sleepy Endsborough, risk their lives in the Wild Wood, Oddmire Swamp, and the Deep Dark to learn which is a goblin changeling with an important mission.
Call Number: J FIC Rit
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Emily Oster
Description: In Cribsheet, Emily Oster tackles the challenge of decision making in the early years of parenting. There is an abundance of often-conflicting advice hurled at you from doctors, family, friends, and the internet. From the earliest days, parents get the message that they must make certain choices around feeding, sleep, and schedule or all will be lost. But the benefits of these choices can be overstated, and the tradeoffs can be profound. How do you make your own best decision? Oster finds that the conventional wisdom doesn't always hold up. She debunks myths around breastfeeding, sleep training, potty training, language acquisition, and other topics. Economics is the science of decision-making, and CRIBSHEET is a thinking parent's guide to the chaos and frequent misinformation of the early years. Oster is a trained expert--and mom of two--who can empower us to make better, less fraught decisions--and stay sane in the years before preschool-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 649.122 Ost
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Adam Savage
Description: Adam Savage, star of Discovery Channel's MythBusters, shares his golden rules of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through and successfully making your idea a reality. This book chronicles his life as a maker. It's an exploration of making and of his own productive obsessions. He grants permission to grab hold of the things you're interested in, that fascinate you, and to dive deeper into them to see where they lead you. This book is meant to be a toolbox of problem solving, complete with a shop's worth of notes on the tools, techniques, and materials that are used most often. This toolbox also includes lessons from other makers and creators. Savage hopes his book inspires you to build, make, invent, explore, and--most of all--enjoy the thrills of being a creator. -- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 680 Sav
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Mira T. Lee
Description: "Two sisters--Miranda, the older, responsible one, always her younger sister's protector; Lucia, the headstrong, unpredictable one, whose impulses are huge and, often, life changing. When their mother dies and Lucia starts hearing voices, it is Miranda who must find a way to reach her sister. But Lucia impetuously plows ahead, marrying a big-hearted, older man only to leave him, suddenly, to have a baby with a young Latino immigrant. She moves her new family from the States to Ecuador and back again, but the bitter constant is that she is, in fact, mentally ill. Lucia lives life on a grand scale, until, inevitably, she crashes to earth. Miranda leaves her own self-contained life in Switzerland to rescue her sister again--but only Lucia can decide whether she wants to be saved. The bonds of sisterly devotion stretch across oceans--but what does it take to break them?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Ben Bernanke, Timothy F. Geithner, Henry M. Paulson
Description: "From the three primary architects of the American policy response to the economic crisis of 2008, this big-picture synthesis of why it happened, how it was combatted, what was learned, and where we are now is a short primer on leadership through crisis. It includes an 85 page Appendix of charts and graphs that depict visually the crisis and the results of actions taken to mitigate it"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 330.9 Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Bill Rancic
Description: "Set amid the deep, wild woods of the Yukon, First Light tells the story of Daniel Albrecht and Kerry Egan, young lovers leaving a work trip in Alaska to plan their wedding back home in Chicago. Not long into their trip, both engines of their plane catch fire and send them careening into a mountainside in the middle of a terrible snowstorm. Kerry is seriously injured in the accident, and it soon becomes clear that search-and-rescue teams aren't going to find the survivors in time to save her. Daniel--the one person with survival experience amid the passengers--makes the courageous decision to find help and bring it back to the rest of the passengers, hoping against hope he might save the woman he loves. He leaves Kerry in the care of their coworker, Phil Velez, himself seriously injured in the crash, and takes off into the woods to find a town, a house with a telephone, a road. Something. But Daniel's choices are made all the more difficult by the presence of his boss, a stubborn man more interested in results than taking care of people. Only one man will come out of their trek alive, but it still may not be in time to save Kerry and the others back at the crash site, slowly dying from their injuries."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ran
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Sharyn McCrumb
Description: When someone buys the old Honeycutt house, Nora Bonesteel is glad to see some life brought back to the old mansion, even if it is by summer people. But when the new owners decide to stay in their summer home through Christmas, they find more than old memories in the walls.
Call Number: FIC McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Judith A. Jance
Description: The desecrated body of a missing Phoenix heiress lies naked, lifeless, and abandoned in the desolate beauty and lonely terror of the high desert night. A hideous crime is inviting death once more into Sheriff Joanna Brady's world. But this time the nightmares of her professional and personal lives are intertwining in ways too awful to contemplate, because one corpse is only the first piece in a twisted and sinister puzzle in which nothing seems to fit. And the next item on a killer's bloody agenda may well be Brady's own beloved daughter.
Call Number: FIC Jan
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Jessie Mihalik
Description: A space princess on the run and a notorious outlaw soldier become unlikely allies in this imaginative, sexy space opera adventure-the first in an exciting science fiction trilogy. When her father arranges for her to wed a noble from House Rockhurst, a man she neither wants nor loves, Ada seizes control of her own destiny. The spirited princess flees before the betrothal ceremony and disappears among the stars. Ada eluded her father's forces for two years, but now her luck has run out. Her only hope is to strike a deal with the dangerous fugitive: a fortune if he helps her escape. But when you make a deal with an irresistibly attractive Devil, you may lose more than you bargained for . . .
Call Number: FIC Mih
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Sabrina Jeffries
Description: "A series of stepfathers and a difficult childhood have left Fletcher “Grey” Pryde, 5th Duke of Greycourt, with a guarded heart, enviable wealth, and the undeserved reputation of a rogue. Grey’s focus on expanding his dukedom allows him little time to find a wife. But when his mother is widowed yet again and he meets the charmingly unconventional woman managing his stepfather’s funeral, he’s shocked to discover how much they have in common. Still, Grey isn’t interested in love, no matter how pretty, or delightfully outspoken, the lady. Beatrice Wolfe gave up on romance long ago, and the arrogant Duke of Greycourt with his rakish reputation isn’t exactly changing her mind. Then Grey agrees to assist his grief-stricken mother with her latest “project”: schooling spirited, unfashionable Beatrice for her debut. Now that Beatrice is seeing through Grey’s charms to his wounded heart, she’s having trouble keeping him at arm’s length." -- Back cover
Call Number: FIC Jef
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Frances Hodgson Burnett, Margot Tomes
Description: When she is orphaned, the star pupil of Miss Minchin's boarding school in London becomes a penniless, friendless ward of the cruel Miss Minchin.
Call Number: J FIC Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Kerri Maniscalco
Description: A gothic murder mystery set in gritty Victorian-era London, where an intrepid society girl finds herself embroiled in the investigation of a serial killer known as Jack the Ripper.
Call Number: YA FIC Man
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Richard Mabey
Description: The Cabaret of Plants is a globe-trotting exploration of the relationship between humans and the kingdom of plants by the naturalist Richard Mabey--From statement by Amazon.com.
Call Number: 580 Mab
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Krista. Varady, Bill Gottlieb
Description: Cut back today, cut loose tomorrow! On Diet Day, you limit calories. On Feast Day, you eat anything you want and as much as you want. And you lose weight, steadily and reliably. Varady and Gottlieb provide the strategies, tips, and tools you need to implement this plan in your life.
Call Number: 613.25 Var
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Julia Finley Mosca, Daniel Rieley
Description: Describes the life and accomplishments of the animal scientist and designer of cruelty-free livestock facilities, from her early life and autism diagnosis through her journey to become a livestock expert.
Call Number: E Mos
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Rick Riordan, Robbie Daymond
Description: "After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. He must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus's favor"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Rio
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein
Description: Against the backdrop of a Naples that is as seductive as it is perilous and a world undergoing epochal change, this story of a lifelong friendship is told with unmatched honesty. Lila and Elena clash, drift apart, reconcile, and clash again, in the process revealing new facets of their friendship.
Call Number: FIC Fer
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Garth Nix
Description: A collection of stories from the fantasy author includes a novella set in the world of "A Confusion of Princes," in which an aspiring cadet faces life-threatening dangers to join an elite company of bridge builders.
Call Number: YA FIC Nix
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Kerry Winfrey
Description: "Romantic-comedy-obsessed Annie Cassidy dreams of being the next Nora Ephron. She spends her days writing internet content, rewatching Sleepless in Seattle, and waiting for her movie-perfect meet cute. If she could just find her own Tom Hanks--a man who's sweet, sensitive, and possibly owns a houseboat--her problems would disappear and her life would be perfect. But Tom Hanks is nowhere in sight. When a movie starts filming in her neighborhood and Annie gets a job on set, it seems like a sign. Then Annie meets the lead actor, Drew Danforth, a cocky prankster who couldn't be less like Tom Hanks if he tried. Their meet-cute is more of a meet annoying, but soon Annie finds herself sharing some classic rom-com moments with Drew. Her Tom Hanks can't be an actor who's leaving town in a matter of days...can he? Drew may not be what she imagined, but Annie soon learns that real life doesn't always go according to script"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Win
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Ronni Davis
Description: After Ashton broke Devon's heart, she focused on preparing for her future as an astrophysicist but Ashton's appearance on the first day of her senior year forces her to revisit their magical summer together.
Call Number: YA FIC ordered 101019
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Brandon Hobson
Description: "A spare, lyrical Native American coming of age story set in rural Oklahoma in the late 1980s. With his single mother in jail, Sequoyah, a fifteen-year-old Cherokee boy, is placed in foster care with the Troutt family. Literally and figuratively scarred by his unstable upbringing, Sequoyah has spent years mostly keeping to himself, living with his emotions pressed deep below the surface--that is, until he meets the seventeen-year-old Rosemary, another youth staying with the Troutts. Sequoyah and Rosemary bond over their shared Native American backgrounds and tumultuous paths through the foster care system, but as Sequoyah's feelings toward Rosemary deepen, the precariousness of their lives and the scars of their pasts threaten to undo them both."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hob
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
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A Crack In The Sea
H. M. Bouwman
J FIC Bou
Project Duchess
Sabrina Jeffries
FIC Jef
Becoming
Michelle Obama
B Oba
Sara Crewe : Or, What Happened At Miss Minchin's
Frances Hodgson Burnett, Margot Tomes
J FIC Bur
Black Spire
Delilah S. Dawson
FIC Daw
Stalking Jack The Ripper
Kerri Maniscalco
YA FIC Man
Catfish And Mandala : A Two-wheeled Voyage Through The Landscape And Memory Of Vietnam
Andrew X. Pham
B Pha
The Cabaret Of Plants : Forty Thousand Years Of Plant Life And The Human Imagination
Richard Mabey
580 Mab
Changeling
William Ritter
J FIC Rit
The Every Other Day Diet : The Diet That Lets You Eat All You Want (Half The Time) And Keep The Weight Off
Krista. Varady, Bill Gottlieb
613.25 Var
Cribsheet : A Data-driven Guide To Better, More Relaxed Parenting, From Birth To Preschool
Emily Oster
649.122 Ost
The Girl Who Thought In Pictures : The Story Of Dr. Temple Grandin
Julia Finley Mosca, Daniel Rieley
E Mos
Every Tool's A Hammer : Life Is What You Make It
Adam Savage
680 Sav
The Hidden Oracle [Audiobook]
Rick Riordan, Robbie Daymond
YA FIC Rio
Everything Here Is Beautiful
Mira T. Lee
FIC Lee
The Story Of The Lost Child
Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein
FIC Fer
Firefighting : The Financial Crisis And Its Lessons
Ben Bernanke, Timothy F. Geithner, Henry M. Paulson
330.9 Ber
To Hold The Bridge
Garth Nix
YA FIC Nix
First Light
Bill Rancic
FIC Ran
Waiting For Tom Hanks [Large Print]
Kerry Winfrey
LP FIC Win
Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past
Sharyn McCrumb
FIC McC
When The Stars Lead To You
Ronni Davis
YA FIC ordered 101019
Paradise Lost
Judith A. Jance
FIC Jan
Where The Dead Sit Talking
Brandon Hobson
FIC Hob
Polaris Rising : A Novel
Jessie Mihalik
FIC Mih