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


Stephen King
Description: On November 22, 1963, three shots changed the world. What if it never happened? Jake Epping is a 35-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching adults in the GED program. Not much later, Jake's friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insane, and insanely impossible, mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination.
Call Number: FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 11, 2017
Dave Eggers
Description: A compelling voice for Generation X, Eggers here recounts his early 20s, caring for his younger brother after their parents' unexpected deaths and his endeavors in a variety of media.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Aug 11, 2017
Ron Chernow
Call Number: B Ham
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 11, 2017
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: Aug 11, 2017
Andy Warhol, Reuel Golden, Richard Allan, Rebecca Anderson, Richard B. (Richard Bergen) Woodward
Call Number: 709.2 War
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 11, 2017
Stuart Woods, Tony Roberts
Description: Stone Barrington receives a rather unexpected phone call from Arrington Calder, the ex-girlfriend with whom he has a son. Arrington's much older husband, the actor Vance Calder, has just died, leaving her a fortune in Centurion Studios stock. Arrington has plans for the money and asks Stone to represent her in the sale of the company. But when he arrives at her home in Bel-Air to finalize the deal, things take a nasty turn.
Call Number: FIC Woo
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 11, 2017
Joanne O'Sullivan
Call Number: YA FIC OSu
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 11, 2017
Kelly Sue DeConnick, Valentine De Landro, Robert Wilson, Cris Peter, Clayton Cowles
Description: In a future just a few years down the road in the wrong direction, a woman's failure to comply with her patriarchal overlords will result in exile to the meanest penal planet in the galaxy. When the newest crop of fresh femmes arrive, can they work together to stay alive or will hidden agendas, crooked guards, and the deadliest sport on (or off!) Earth take them to their maker?
Call Number: FIC DeC
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 11, 2017
Nancy Fairbanks
Call Number: LP FIC Fai
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 11, 2017
Andy Diggle, Antony Johnston, Roberto de la Torre, Marco Checchetto
Description: Daredevil shocked the world by agreeing to take over the league of assassins known as the Hand, hoping to change them from an army of coldblooded killers into a force for justice. But after returning from Japan, it's Daredevil who has changed. He's darker, both in costume and in methods, and he locks down Hell's Kitchen--placing it under martial law and building a fortress for his private army.
Call Number: YA FIC Dig
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 11, 2017
Lisa Kleypas, Mary Jane Wells
Description: Most debutantes dream of finding husbands. Lady Pandora Ravenel has different plans. The ambitious young beauty would much rather stay at home and plot out her new board game business than take part in the London Season. But one night at a glittering society ball, she's ensnared in a scandal with a wickedly handsome stranger. After years of evading marital traps with ease, Gabriel, Lord St. Vincent, has finally been caught by a rebellious girl who couldn't be less suitable. In fact she wants nothing to do with him. But Gabriel finds the high-spirited Pandora irresistible. He'll do whatever it takes to possess her, even if their marriage of convenience turns out to be the devil's own bargain.
Call Number: FIC Kle
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 11, 2017
Elizabeth Gilbert
Description: In the ten years since its debut, Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat Pray Love has become a worldwide phenomenon, empowering readers to set out on paths they never thought possible, in search of their own best selves. Here, in this candid and captivating collection, readers share their inspiring stories.
Call Number: LP 158.1 Eat
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 11, 2017
Dan. 1948- Simmons
Description: America, 2036. Powerful magnate Hiroshi Nakamura needs ex-cop Nick Bottom's services, and, in particular, his memories. As head of the original investigation into the murder of Nakamura's son, Bottom's flashbacks hold the key to solving what was the toughest case of his career. But as Nick delves deeper, the harder it becomes to trust those around him. And when he uncovers a connection to his wife's death, it is not only Hiroshi Nakamura who wants answers.
Call Number: FIC Sim
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 11, 2017
Jared M Diamond
Call Number: 303.4 Dia
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 11, 2017
Jackie Wullschläger
Call Number: B And
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 11, 2017
Lenora Bell
Description: James, the scandalously uncivilized Duke of Harland, requires a bride with a spotless reputation for a strictly business arrangement. Charlene Beckett, the unacknowledged daughter of an earl and a courtesan, has just been offered a life-altering fortune to pose as her half-sister, Lady Dorothea, and win the duke's proposal. When secrets are revealed and passion overwhelms, James must decide if the last lady he should want is really everything he needs. And Charlene must decide if the promise of a new life is worth risking everything, including her heart.
Call Number: FIC Bel
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 11, 2017
Clare Mackintosh
Description: "Every morning and evening, Zoe Walker takes the same route to the train station, waits at a certain place on the platform, finds her favorite spot in the car, never suspecting that someone is watching her. It all starts with a classified ad. During her commute home one night, while glancing through her local paper, Zoe sees her own face staring back at her, a grainy photo along with a phone number and listing for a website called findtheone.com. Other women begin appearing in the same ad, a different one every day, and Zoe realizes they've become the victims of increasingly violent crimes--including rape and murder. With the help of a determined cop, she uncovers the ad's twisted purpose, a discovery that turns her paranoia into full-blown panic. For now Zoe is sure that someone close to her has set her up as the next target. And now that man on the train--the one smiling at Zoe from across the car--could be more than just a friendly stranger. He could be someone who has deliberately chosen her and is ready to make his next move.
Call Number: FIC Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 11, 2017
Joseph (Fiction writer) Fink, Jeffrey Cranor, Cory Doctorow, Jessica Hayworth
Description: Mostly Void, Partially Stars introduces us to Night Vale, a town in the American Southwest where every conspiracy theory is true, and to the strange but friendly people who live there. Contains the first year of episodes, behind-the-scenes commentary and guest introductions by both authors as well as podcast performers and collaborators.
Call Number: 791.4472 Fin
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 11, 2017
David (David Stephen) Mitchell
Call Number: FIC Mit
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 11, 2017
John Wiseman, Great Britain. Army. Special Air Service
Description: A survival guide from the Special Air Service offers a complete course on how to be prepared for any type of emergency--from natural disasters to terrorist attacks to wilderness adventures--explaining how to adapt successfully to various climates, how to identify edible plants, and how to build a fire, with tips on first aid, campcraft, emergency preparation, and more.
Call Number: 613.69 Wis 2009
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 11, 2017
Leigh Bardugo
Description: "Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction--if they don't kill each other first"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Aug 11, 2017
Scott Westerfeld, Alex Puvilland
Description: "Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone. The Spill claimed Addison's parents and scarred her little sister, Lexa, who hasn't spoken since. Addison provides for her sister by photographing the Zone's twisted attractions on illicit midnight rides. Art collectors pay top dollar for these bizarre images, but getting close enough for the perfect shot can mean death--or worse. When an eccentric collector makes a million-dollar offer, Addison breaks her own hard-learned rules of survival and ventures farther than she has ever dared. Within the Spill Zone, Hell awaits--and it seems to be calling Addison's name" -- provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Wes
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 11, 2017
Juliet R. V Barker
Call Number: 920 Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 11, 2017
Cassandra Campbell, Christopher Lane, Luke Daniels, Chris Van Allsburg, Lemony Snicket
Description: This inspired collection of short stories is based on the original illustrations of Chris Van Allsburg in his esteemed and mysterious "Mysteries of Harris Burdick," originally published in 1984, and features many remarkable, best selling authors in the worlds of both adult and children's literature.
Call Number: J FIC Chr
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 11, 2017
Erik. 1954- Larson
Description: Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America2s rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair's brilliant director of works and the builder of many of the country's most important structures, including the Flatiron Building in New York and Union Station in Washington, D.C. The murderer was Henry H. Holmes, a young doctor who, in a malign parody of the White City, built his "World's Fair Hotel" just west of the fairgrounds7a torture palace complete with dissection table, gas chamber, and 3,000-degree crematorium. Burnham overcame tremendous obstacles and tragedies as he organized the talents of Frederick Law Olmsted, Charles McKim, Louis Sullivan, and others to transform swampy Jackson Park into the White City, while Holmes used the attraction of the great fair and his own satanic charms to lure scores of young women to their deaths. What makes the story all the more chilling is that Holmes really lived, walking the grounds of that dream city by the lake. The Devil in the White City draws the reader into a time of magic and majesty, made all the more appealing by a supporting cast of real-life characters, including Buffalo Bill, Theodore Dreiser, Susan B. Anthony, Thomas Edison, Archduke Francis Ferdinand, and others. In this book the smoke, romance, and mystery of the Gilded Age come alive as never before. Erik Larson's gifts as a storyteller are magnificently displayed in this rich narrative of the master builder, the killer, and the great fair that obsessed them both.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Aug 11, 2017
Robert Jordan
Description: The monumental task of retrieving the lost Horn of Valere--the legendary horn that will raise the dead heroes of the Ages--rests on the shoulders of Rand al'Thor. Rand begins the long journey of discovery--a journey that starts with The Great Hunt.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Aug 11, 2017
Ben Aaronovitch
Description: Suspicious deaths are not usually the concern of Police Constable Peter Grant or the Folly--London's police department for supernatural cases--even when they happen at an exclusive party in one of the flats of the most expensive apartment blocks in London. But the daughter of Lady Ty, influential goddess of the Tyburn river, was there, and Peter owes Lady Ty a favor. Plunged into the alien world of the super-rich, where the basements are bigger than the houses, where the law is something bought and sold on the open market, a sensible young copper would keep his head down and his nose clean. But this is Peter Grant we're talking about. He's been given an unparalleled opportunity to alienate old friends and create new enemies at the point where the world of magic and that of privilege intersect. Assuming he survives the week.
Call Number: FIC Aar
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 11, 2017
Bruce Cumings
Description: For the Asian world the Korean War was a generations-long fight filled with untold stories of bloody insurgencies and rebellions, massacres and atrocities. Bruce Cumings ties America's current foreign policy back to this remarkably violent war that killed as many as four million Koreans, two thirds of whom were civilians.
Call Number: 951.9042 Cum
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 11, 2017
Sy Montgomery
Description: Sy Montgomery's popular 2011 Orion magazine piece, "Deep Intellect," about her friendship with a sensitive, sweet-natured octopus named Athena and the grief she felt at her death, went viral, indicating the widespread fascination with these mysterious, almost alien-like creatures. Since then Sy has practiced true immersion journalism, from New England aquarium tanks to the reefs of French Polynesia and the Gulf of Mexico, pursuing these wild, solitary shape-shifters. Octopuses have varied personalities and intelligence they show in myriad ways: endless trickery to escape enclosures and get food; jetting water playfully to bounce objects like balls; and evading caretakers by using a scoop net as a trampoline and running around the floor on eight arms. But with a beak like a parrot, venom like a snake, and a tongue covered with teeth, how can such a being know anything? And what sort of thoughts could it think? The intelligence of dogs, birds, and chimpanzees was only recently accepted by scientists, who now are establishing the intelligence of the octopus, watching them solve problems and deciphering the meaning of their color-changing camouflage techniques. Montgomery chronicles this growing appreciation of the octopus, but also tells a love story.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Aug 11, 2017
Deborah Smith
Call Number: FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 11, 2017
Maria Semple
Description: When her notorious, hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled, and agoraphobic mother goes missing, teenage Bee begins a trip that takes her to the ends of the earth to find her.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Aug 11, 2017
Shonda Rhimes
Description: With three hit shows on television and three children at home, Shonda Rhimes had lots of good reasons to say NO when an unexpected invitation arrived. Hollywood party? No. Speaking engagement? No. Media appearances? No. And there was the side-benefit of saying No for an introvert like Shonda: nothing new to fear. Then Shonda's sister laid down a challenge: just for one year, try to say YES to the unexpected invitations that come your way. Shonda reluctantly agreed, and the result was nothing short of transformative. In Year of Yes, Shonda Rhimes chronicles the powerful impact saying yes had on every aspect of her life--and how we can all change our lives with one little word: Yes.
Call Number: B Rhi
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 11, 2017
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11/22/63 : A Novel
Stephen King
FIC Kin
I See You
Clare Mackintosh
FIC Mac
A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius [Electronic Resource]
Dave Eggers
Mostly Void, Partially Stars : Welcome To Night Vale Episodes. Volume 1
Joseph (Fiction writer) Fink, Jeffrey Cranor, Cory Doctorow, Jessica Hayworth
791.4472 Fin
Alexander Hamilton
Ron Chernow
B Ham
Number9dream : A Novel
David (David Stephen) Mitchell
FIC Mit
American Wife
Curtis Sittenfeld
FIC Sit
Sas Survival Handbook : For Any Climate, In Any Situation
John Wiseman, Great Britain. Army. Special Air Service
613.69 Wis 2009
Andy Warhol : Polaroids 1958-1987
Andy Warhol, Reuel Golden, Richard Allan, Rebecca Anderson, Richard B. (Richard Bergen) Woodward
709.2 War
Six Of Crows [Electronic Resource]
Leigh Bardugo
Bel-Air Dead [Audiobook]
Stuart Woods, Tony Roberts
FIC Woo
Spill Zone
Scott Westerfeld, Alex Puvilland
YA FIC Wes
Between Two Skies
Joanne O'Sullivan
YA FIC OSu
The Brontes
Juliet R. V Barker
920 Bar
Bitch Planet. Book One, Extraordinary Machine
Kelly Sue DeConnick, Valentine De Landro, Robert Wilson, Cris Peter, Clayton Cowles
FIC DeC
The Chronicles Of Harris Burdick [Audiobook]
Cassandra Campbell, Christopher Lane, Luke Daniels, Chris Van Allsburg, Lemony Snicket
J FIC Chr
Bon Bon Voyage [Large Print]
Nancy Fairbanks
LP FIC Fai
The Devil In The White City : Murder, Magic, And Madness At The Fair That Changed America [E-book]
Erik. 1954- Larson
Daredevil : Shadowland
Andy Diggle, Antony Johnston, Roberto de la Torre, Marco Checchetto
YA FIC Dig
The Great Hunt [Electronic Resource]
Robert Jordan
Devil In Spring [Audiobook]
Lisa Kleypas, Mary Jane Wells
FIC Kle
The Hanging Tree
Ben Aaronovitch
FIC Aar
Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It : Life Journeys Inspired By The Bestselling Memoir [Large Print]
Elizabeth Gilbert
LP 158.1 Eat
The Korean War : A History
Bruce Cumings
951.9042 Cum
Flashback : A Novel
Dan. 1948- Simmons
FIC Sim
The Soul Of An Octopus : A Surprising Exploration Into The Wonder Of Consciousness [Electronic Resource]
Sy Montgomery
Guns, Germs, And Steel : The Fates Of Human Societies
Jared M Diamond
303.4 Dia
When Venus Fell
Deborah Smith
FIC Smi
Hans Christian Andersen : The Life Of A Storyteller
Jackie Wullschläger
B And
Where'd You Go, Bernadette : A Novel [E-book]
Maria Semple
How The Duke Was Won
Lenora Bell
FIC Bel
Year Of Yes
Shonda Rhimes
B Rhi