A Year In Reading

September 2018: Books Across The Globe

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For this month's Year In Reading challenge, enjoy these fiction and non-fiction titles from all corners of the globe. 

A Hundred And One Days : A Baghdad Journal
Åsne Seierstad
956.7044 Sei
Redemption In Indigo : A Novel
Karen Lord
FIC Lor
Allah Is Not Obliged
Ahmadou Kourouma
FIC Kou
Sea Of Poppies
Amitav. 1956- Ghosh
FIC Gho
Boy Dumplings
Ying Chang Compestine, James Yamasaki
E Com
Sonia Sotomayor : A Judge Grows In The Bronx = Sonia Sotomayor : La Juez Que Creció En El Bronx
Jonah Winter, Edel Rodriguez
JB Sot Spanish
Cendrillon : A Caribbean Cinderella
Robert D San Souci, J. Brian Pinkney, Charles Perrault
J 398.2 San
The Categorical Universe Of Candice Phee
Barry Jonsberg
J FIC Jon
Everything I Don't Remember
Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Rachel Willson-Broyles
FIC Khe
The Fat Years : A Novel
Guanzhong Chen, Michael S Duke, Julia Lovell
FIC Che
How I Became A Nun
César Aira, Chris Andrews
FIC Air
The Game
Diana Wynne Jones
J FIC Jon
Hungry Planet : What The World Eats
Peter Menzel, Faith D'Aluisio
641.3 Men
The Ice Princess
Camilla Läckberg, Steven T Murray
FIC Lac
In The Skin Of A Lion
Michael Ondaatje
FIC Ond
The Nordic Theory Of Everything : In Search Of A Better Life
Anu Partanen
306.0948 Par
Nothing Ever Dies : Vietnam And The Memory Of War
Viet Thanh Nguyen
959.7043 Ngu
The Scapegoat
Sophia Nikolaidou, Karen Emmerich
FIC Nik

Åsne Seierstad
Call Number: 956.7044 Sei
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
Ahmadou Kourouma
Call Number: FIC Kou
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
Ying Chang Compestine, James Yamasaki
Description: When a hungry ghost threatens to gobble up a plump little boy, the boy tricks the ghost by convincing him to prepare an elaborate recipe first.
Call Number: E Com
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
Robert D San Souci, J. Brian Pinkney, Charles Perrault
Description: A Creole variant of the familiar Cinderella tale set in the Caribbean and narrated by the godmother who helps Cendrillon find true love.
Call Number: J 398.2 San
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Rachel Willson-Broyles
Description: "A young man named Samuel dies in a horrible car crash. Was it an accident or was it suicide? To answer that question, an unnamed writer with an agenda of his own sets out to map Samuel's last day alive. Everything I Don't Remember is a gripping tale about love and memory. But it is also a story about a writer who, by filling out the contours of Samuel's story, is actually trying to grasp a truth about himself. In the end, what remains of all our fleeting memories? And what is hidden behind everything we don't remember?"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Khe
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
César Aira, Chris Andrews
Description: Narrative of childhood experience bristles with dramatic humor at each stage of growing up: a first ice cream, school, reading, games, friendship. The novel begins in Aira's hometown, Coronel Pringles. As self-awareness grows, the story rushes forward in a torrent of anecdotes which transform a world of uneventful happiness into something else: the anecdote becomes adventure, and adventure, fable, and then legend.
Call Number: FIC Air
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
Peter Menzel, Faith D'Aluisio
Description: "A photographic collection exploring what the world eats featuring portraits of thirty families from twenty-four countries surrounded by a week's worth of food"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 641.3 Men
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
Michael Ondaatje
Call Number: FIC Ond
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
Viet Thanh Nguyen
Description: All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. Exploring how this troubled memory works in Vietnam, the United States, Laos, Cambodia, and South Korea, the book deals specifically with the Vietnam War and also war in general. The author reveals how war is a part of our identity, as individuals and as citizens of nations armed to the teeth. Venturing through literature, film, monuments, memorials, museums, and landscapes of the Vietnam War, he argues that an alternative to nationalism and war exists in art, created by artists who adhere to no nation but the imagination.--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 959.7043 Ngu
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
Karen Lord
Description: "Paama’s husband is a fool and a glutton. Bad enough that he followed her to her parents’ home in the village of Makende, now he’s disgraced himself by murdering livestock and stealing corn. When Paama leaves him for good, she attracts the attention of the undying ones—the djombi—who present her with a gift: the Chaos Stick, which allows her to manipulate the subtle forces of the world. Unfortunately, a wrathful djombi with indigo skin believes this power should be his and his alone."--Summary on book.
Call Number: FIC Lor
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
Amitav. 1956- Ghosh
Description: "The ship Ibis is on a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean; its purpose, to fight China’s vicious nineteenth-century Opium Wars. As for the crew, they are a motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts. In a time of colonial upheaval, fate has thrown together a diverse cast of Indians and Westerners, from a bankrupt raja to a widowed tribeswoman, from a mulatto American freedman to a freespirited French orphan. As their old family ties are washed away, they, like their historical counterparts, come to view themselves as jahaj-bhais, or ship-brothers. An unlikely dynasty is born, which will span continents, races, and generations."--Summary from book.
Call Number: FIC Gho
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
Jonah Winter, Edel Rodriguez
Description: A biography of the first Puerto Rican--and third woman--Supreme Court justice emphasizes how she overcame a childhood of poverty in the South Bronx through her own and her mother's hard work and determination.
Call Number: JB Sot Spanish
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
Barry Jonsberg
Description: Candice is a twelve-year-old optimist, with a literal mind, the very best of intentions, and an unwavering determination to fix all the problems of her family, friends, pets, and everyone in her life.
Call Number: J FIC Jon
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
Guanzhong Chen, Michael S Duke, Julia Lovell
Description: In near-future Beijing, a month is missing from all official records, mass amnesia has wiped it from collective memory, and people are possessed with an unnatural cheerfulness. A small group of friends will stop at nothing to get to the bottom of the mystery.
Call Number: FIC Che
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
Diana Wynne Jones
Description: Sent to a boisterous family gathering in Ireland by her overly strict grandmother, orphaned Hayley feels out of place until her unruly cousins include her in a special game involving travel through the mythosphere, the place where all the world's stories can be found, and where some secrets of her past are revealed.
Call Number: J FIC Jon
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
Camilla Läckberg, Steven T Murray
Description: After she returns to her hometown to learn that her friend, Alex, was found in an ice-cold bath with her wrists slashed, biographer Erica Falck researches her friend's past in hopes of writing a book and joins forces with Detective Patrik Hedstrom, who has his own suspicions about the case.
Call Number: FIC Lac
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
Anu Partanen
Description: A Finnish journalist and naturalized American citizen compares and contrasts life in the U.S. with life in the Nordic region to encourage Americans to draw on practices from the Nordic way of life to create a fairer, happier, more secure, and less stressful society.
Call Number: 306.0948 Par
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
Sophia Nikolaidou, Karen Emmerich
Description: In 1948, the body of an American journalist is found floating in the bay off Thessaloniki. A Greek journalist is tried and convicted for the murder . . . but when he's released twelve years later, he claims his confession was the result of torture. Flash forward to modern day Greece, where a young, disaffected high school student is given an assignment for a school project: find the truth.
Call Number: FIC Nik
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
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August 2018: Sci-Fi picks

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Explore the galaxy or alternative realities by reading or listening to one of these books.  

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Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin, Philip Gabriel
FIC Mur
Prelude To Foundation
Isaac Asimov
FIC Asi
All Our Wrong Todays [Large Print]
Elan Mastai
LP FIC Mas
Probability Moon
Nancy Kress
FIC Kre
Armada [Audiobook]
Ernest Cline, Wil Wheaton
FIC Cli
Quozl
Alan Dean Foster
FIC Fos
Aurora
Kim Stanley Robinson
FIC Rob
Seveneves
Neal Stephenson
FIC Ste
Binti
Nnedi Okorafor
FIC Oko
Ship Breaker
Paolo Bacigalupi
YA FIC Bac
Dark Matter [Large Print]
Blake Crouch
LP FIC Cro
Sphere
Michael Crichton
FIC Cri
Dragonflight
Anne McCaffrey
YA FIC McC
Station Eleven [Audiobook]
Emily St. John Mandel, Kirsten Potter, Random House Audio Publishing
FIC Man
Dune
Frank Herbert
FIC Her
The Children Of Men [Large Print]
P. D James
LP FIC Jam
Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card, Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison
FIC Car
The Fate Of Ten
Pittacus Lore, Neil Kaplan, Devon Sorvari, Almarie Guerra
YA FIC Lor
Honor Among Thieves
James S. A. Corey
FIC Cor
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
Douglas Adams
FIC Ada
Kaspar's Box
Jack L Chalker
FIC Cha
The Long Earth
Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
FIC Pra
Left Hand Of Darkness
Ursula K. Le Guin
FIC Le G
The Lost King
Margaret Weis
FIC Wei
Lock In
John Scalzi
FIC Sca
The Martian [Large Print]
Andy Weir
LP FIC Wei
Neuromancer
William Gibson
FIC Gib
The Pirate Planet
James Goss, Douglas Adams
FIC Gos
Ninefox Gambit
Yoon Ha Lee
FIC Lee
The Rise And Fall Of D.O.D.O. : A Novel
Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland
FIC Ste
Oryx And Crake
Margaret Atwood, Campbell Scott
FIC Atw
The Risen Empire
Scott Westerfeld
FIC Wes
Out Of The Dark
David Weber
FIC Web
The Three-Body Problem
Cixin Liu, Luke Daniels
FIC Liu
Parable Of The Sower
Octavia E Butler
FIC But

Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin, Philip Gabriel
Description: An ode to George Orwell's "1984" told in alternating male and female voices relates the stories of Aomame, an assassin for a secret organization who discovers that she has been transported to an alternate reality, and Tengo, a mathematics lecturer and novice writer.
Call Number: FIC Mur
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
Elan Mastai
Description: "You know the future that people in the 1950s imagined we'd have? Well, it happened. In Tom Barren's 2016, humanity thrives in a techno-utopian paradise of flying cars, moving sidewalks, and moon bases, where avocados never go bad and punk rock never existed, because it wasn't necessary. Except Tom just can't seem to find his place in this dazzling, idealistic world, and that's before his life gets turned upside down. Utterly blindsided by an accident of fate, Tom makes a rash decision that drastically changes not only his own life but the very fabric of the universe itself. In a time-travel mishap, Tom finds himself stranded in our 2016, what we think of as the real world. For Tom, our normal reality seems like a dystopian wasteland. But when he discovers wonderfully unexpected versions of his family, his career, and--maybe, just maybe--his soul mate, Tom has a decision to make. Does he fix the flow of history, bringing his utopian universe back into existence, or does he try to forge a new life in our messy, unpredictable reality? Tom's search for the answer takes him across countries, continents, and timelines in a quest to figure out, finally, who he really is and what his future--our future--is supposed to be. "-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Mas
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 6, 2017
Ernest Cline, Wil Wheaton
Description: "It's just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He's daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom--if he can make it that long without getting suspended again. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer. At first, Zack thinks he's going crazy. A minute later, he's sure of it. Because the UFO he's staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada--in which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders. But what Zack's seeing is all too real. And his skills--as well as those of millions of gamers across the world--are going to be needed to save the earth from what's about to befall it. Yet even as he and his new comrades scramble to prepare for the alien onslaught, Zack can't help thinking of all the science-fiction books, TV shows, and movies he grew up reading and watching, and wonder: Doesn't something about this scenario seem a little too... familiar?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cli
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
Kim Stanley Robinson
Description: "Generations after leaving earth, a starship draws near to the planet that may serve as a new home world for those on board. But the journey has brought unexpected changes and their best laid plans may not be enough to survive. "-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
Nnedi Okorafor
Description: Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs. Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares. Oomza University has wronged the Meduse, and Binti's stellar travel will bring her within their deadly reach. If Binti hopes to survive the legacy of a war not of her making, she will need both the gifts of her people and the wisdom enshrined within the University, itself--but first she has to make it there, alive.
Call Number: FIC Oko
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
Blake Crouch
Description: One night after an evening out, Jason Dessen, forty-year-old physics professor living with his wife and son in Chicago, is kidnapped at gunpoint by a masked man, driven to an abandoned industrial site and injected with a powerful drug. As he wakes, a man Jason's never met smiles down at him and says, "Welcome back, my friend." But this life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife; his son was never born; and he's not an ordinary college professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something impossible. Is it this world or the other that's the dream? How can he possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could have imagined--one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe. --adapted from FantasticFiction.
Call Number: LP FIC Cro
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
Anne McCaffrey
Description: One of the author's early Dragonrider adventures, set on the planet Pern, where deadly "thread" falls from the sky and puts all living creatures at risk. The symbiotic relationship of dragon and rider is the planet's only hope for survival. Dragonflight is the story of Lessa, the last of the noble bloodline of Ruatha Hold. The dragonriders rescue her from servitude while searching for likely candidates to impress the new dragon queen. Lessa is successful at imprinting Ramoth, the new queen, which makes her the leader of the Weyr and the mate of F'lar. As rider of the bronze dragon Mnementh, he is most suitable to lead the on-going struggle against the dreaded thread.
Call Number: YA FIC McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 30, 2017
Frank Herbert
Description: This Hugo and Nebula Award winner tells the sweeping tale of a desert planet called Arrakis, the focus of an intricate power struggle in a byzantine interstellar empire. Arrakis is the sole source of Melange, the "spice of spices." Melange is necessary for interstellar travel and grants psychic powers and longevity, so whoever controls it wields great influence. The troubles begin when stewardship of Arrakis is transferred by the Emperor from the Harkonnen Noble House to House Atreides. The Harkonnens don't want to give up their privilege, though, and through sabotage and treachery they cast young Duke Paul Atreides out into the planet's harsh environment to die. There he falls in with the Fremen, a tribe of desert dwellers who become the basis of the army with which he will reclaim what's rightfully his. Paul Atreides, though, is far more than just a usurped duke. He might be the end product of a very long-term genetic experiment designed to breed a super human; he might be a messiah. His struggle is at the center of a nexus of powerful people and events, and the repercussions will be felt throughout the Imperium. Dune is one of the most famous science fiction novels ever written, and deservedly so. The setting is elaborate and ornate, the plot labyrinthine, the adventures exciting.
Call Number: FIC Her
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
Orson Scott Card, Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison
Description: A tale of the child-hero Ender Wiggin, who must fight a desperate battle against a deadly alien race if mankind is to survive.
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
James S. A. Corey
Description: When the mission is to extract a high-level rebel spy from the very heart of the Empire, Leia Organa knows the best man for the job is Han Solo--something the princess and the smuggler can finally agree on. After all, for a guy who broke into an Imperial cell block and helped destroy the Death Star, the assignment sounds simple enough. But when Han locates the brash rebel agent, Scarlet Hark, she's determined to stay behind enemy lines. A pirate plans to sell a cache of stolen secrets that the Empire would destroy entire worlds to protect--including the planet where Leia is currently meeting with rebel sympathizers. Scarlet wants to track down the thief and steal the bounty herself, and Han has no choice but to go along if he's to keep everyone involved from getting themselves killed. From teeming city streets to a lethal jungle to a trap-filled alien temple, Han, Chewbacca, Leia, and their daring new comrade confront one ambush, double cross, and firestorm after another as they try to keep crucial intel out of Imperial hands. But even with the crack support of Luke Skywalker's X-wing squadron, the Alliance heroes may be hopelessly outgunned in their final battle for the highest of stakes: the power to liberate the galaxy from tyranny or ensure the Empire's reign of darkness forever.
Call Number: FIC Cor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
Jack L Chalker
Call Number: FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
Ursula K. Le Guin
Call Number: FIC Le G
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
John Scalzi
Description: "Fifteen years from now, a new virus sweeps the globe. 95% of those afflicted experience nothing worse than fever and headaches. Four percent suffer acute meningitis, and one percent find themselves "locked in"--fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. In the United States, that's 1.7 million people "locked in." Nothing can restore the ability to control their own bodies to the locked in. But then two new technologies emerge. One is a virtual-reality environment, "The Agora." The other is the discovery that a few rare individuals have brains that are receptive to being controlled by others, meaning that from time to time, those who are locked in can "ride" these people and use their bodies as if they were their own"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sca
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
William Gibson
Description: Case, a nerve-damaged data thief, is recruited by a new employer for a last-chance run against a powerful artificial intelligence.
Call Number: FIC Gib
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
Yoon Ha Lee
Description: Captain Kel Cheris of the hexarchate is disgraced for using unconventional methods in a battle against heretics. Kel Command gives her the opportunity to redeem herself by retaking the Fortress of Scattered Needles, a star fortress that has recently been captured by heretics. Cheris's career isn't the only thing at stake. If the fortress falls, the hexarchate itself might be next. Cheris's best hope is to ally with the undead tactician Shuos Jedao. The good news is that Jedao has never lost a battle, and he may be the only one who can figure out how to successfully besiege the fortress. The bad news is that Jedao went mad in his first life and massacred two armies, one of them his own. As the siege wears on, Cheris must decide how far she can trust Jedao--because she might be his next victim.
Call Number: FIC Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
Margaret Atwood, Campbell Scott
Description: As the story opens, the narrator, who calls himself Snowman, is sleeping in a tree, wearing a dirty old bedsheet, mourning the loss of his beautiful and beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death. In a world in which science-based corporations have recently taken mankind on an uncontrolled genetic-engineering ride, he now searches for supplies in a wasteland. Insects proliferate and pigoons and wolvogs ravage the Pleeblands, where ordinary people once lived, and the Compounds that sheltered the extraordinary. As he tries to piece together what has taken place, the narrative shifts to decades earlier. How did everything fall apart so quickly? Why is Snowman left with nothing but his bizarre memories -- alone except for the more-than-perfect, green-eyed Children of Crake, who think of him as a kind of monster? He explores the answers to these questions in the double journey he takes -- into his own past and back to Crake's high-tech bubble dome, where the Paradice Project unfolded and the world came to grief.
Call Number: FIC Atw
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
David Weber
Description: A master sergeant prowling the back country of the Balkans and a firearms instructor and former Marine find themselves at the center of a growing network of resistance against an invading force of alien, carnivorous Shongari intent on annihilating the human race.
Call Number: FIC Web
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
Octavia E Butler
Description: Forced to flee an America where anarchy and violence have completely taken over, empath Lauren Olamina--who can feel the pain of others and is crippled by it--becomes a prophet carrying the hope of a new world and a new faith christened "Earthseed."
Call Number: FIC But
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
Isaac Asimov
Description: When young Hari Seldon arrives on Trantor, he is unaware of the perilous politics that are brewing. After he presents his paper on psychohistory, he becomes the most wanted man in the Empire.
Call Number: FIC Asi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
Nancy Kress
Call Number: FIC Kre
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
Alan Dean Foster
Description: The Quozl knew they'd love the third planet from the sun. But it never occurred to them that anyone lived there.
Call Number: FIC Fos
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
Neal Stephenson
Description: Five thousand years later after a catastrophic event rendered the Earth a ticking time bomb, the progeny of a handful of outer space explorers--seven distinct races now three billion strong--embark on yet another audacious journey: to return to Earth.
Call Number: FIC Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
Paolo Bacigalupi
Description: In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.
Call Number: YA FIC Bac
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
Michael Crichton
Description: The gripping story of a group of American scientists sent to the ocean floor to investigate an alien ship, only to confront a terrifying discovery that defies imagination.
Call Number: FIC Cri
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
Emily St. John Mandel, Kirsten Potter, Random House Audio Publishing
Description: One snowy night Arthur Leander, a famous actor, has a heart attack onstage during a production. Jeevan Chaudhary, is in the audience and leaps to his aid. A child actress named Kirsten Raymonde watches in horror as Jeevan performs CPR, pumping Arthur's chest as the curtain drops, but Arthur is dead. That same night, as Jeevan walks home from the theater, a terrible flu begins to spread. Hospitals are flooded and Jeevan and his brother barricade themselves inside as life disintegrates outside.
Call Number: FIC Man
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 21, 2017
P. D James
Description: It is 2025, and the human race faces imminent extinction. Since 1994, not a single child has been born on earth. Now, a pervasive lethargy blankets the world. Anarchy reigns in the prisons; immigrants are enslaved; renegades terrorize the land.
Call Number: LP FIC Jam
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
Pittacus Lore, Neil Kaplan, Devon Sorvari, Almarie Guerra
Description: For years the Garde have fought the Mogadorians in secret. Now all of that has changed. The invasion has begun. If the Garde can't find a way to stop the Mogs, humanity will suffer the same fate as the Lorien: annihilation.
Call Number: YA FIC Lor
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
Douglas Adams
Description: Arthur Dent, a refugee from the late planet Earth and his pal from the planet Betelgeuse, Ford Prefect, thumb their way thru comic misadventures throughout the Universe.
Call Number: FIC Ada
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 25, 2018
Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
Description: 1916: The Western Front. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong and the wind in the leaves. Where have the mud, blood, and blasted landscape of no-man's-land gone? For that matter, where has Percy gone? 2015: Madison, Wisconsin. Police officer Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive--some say mad, others allege dangerous--scientist who seems to have vanished. Sifting through the wreckage, Jansson find a curious gadget: a box containing some rudimentary wiring, a three-way switch, and a potato. It is the prototype of an invention that will change the way humankind views the world forever. The "stepper" enables a person using it to step sideways into another America, another wherever that person happened to be, another Earth. And if the person using it keeps on stepping, they keep on entering even more Earths. This is the Long Earth. And the further away a stepper travels, the stranger -- and sometimes more dangerous -- the Earths become.
Call Number: FIC Pra
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2017
Margaret Weis
Call Number: FIC Wei
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
Andy Weir
Description: "Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive--and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old 'human error' are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills--and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit--he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?" --from publisher's web site.
Call Number: LP FIC Wei
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
James Goss, Douglas Adams
Description: The hugely powerful Key to Time has been split into six segments, all of which have been disguised and hidden throughout time and space. Now the even more powerful White Guardian wants the Doctor to find the pieces. With the first segment successfully retrieved, the Doctor, Romana and K-9 trace the second segment of the Key to the planet Calufrax. But when they arrive at exactly the right point in space, they find themselves on exactly the wrong planet - Zanak. Ruled by the mysterious 'Captain', Zanak is a happy and prosperous planet. Mostly. If the mines run out of valuable minerals and gems then the Captain merely announces a New Golden Age and they fill up again. It's an economic miracle - so obviously something's very wrong ...
Call Number: FIC Gos
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland
Description: "Boston, present day. A young man from a shadowy government agency shows up at an Ivy League university and offers an eminent professor a lot of money to study a trove of recently discovered old documents. The only condition: the professor must sign an NDA that would preclude him from publishing his findings, should they be significant. The professor refuses and tells the young man to get lost. On his way out, he bumps into a young woman--a low-on-the-totem-pole adjunct faculty member who's more than happy to sign the NDA and earn a few bucks. The documents, if authentic, are earth-shaking: they prove that magic actually existed and was practiced for much of human history. But its effectiveness began to wane around the time of the scientific revolution and the Age of Enlightenment; it stopped working altogether in 1851 at the time of the Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace in London. It's not entirely clear why, but it appears that something about the modern world "jams" the "frequencies" used by magic. And so the shadowy government agency--the Department of Diachronic Operations, or DODO--gets cracking on its real mission: to develop a device that is shielded from whatever it is that interferes with magic and thus send Diachronic Operatives back in time to meddle with history."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
Scott Westerfeld
Call Number: FIC Wes
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
Cixin Liu, Luke Daniels
Description: Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision.
Call Number: FIC Liu
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 24, 2018
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July 2018 - Books To Movies

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This summer, enjoy a double feature of the book AND the movie. We'll let you decide which one is better.

A Clockwork Orange [Audiobook]
Anthony Burgess, Tom Hollander
FIC Bur
Horns
Joe Hill
FIC Hil
A Room With A View
E. M. (Edward Morgan) Forster
FIC For
Inkheart [Audiobook]
Cornelia Funke, Lynn Redgrave
J FIC Fun
A Walk To Remember
Nicholas Sparks
FIC Spa
One For The Money
Janet Evanovich
FIC Eva
Atonement : Ian Mcewan.
Ian McEwan
FIC McE
Stardust
Neil Gaiman
FIC Gai
Breakfast At Tiffany's, A Short Novel And Three Stories.
Truman Capote
FIC Cap
The Boy In The Striped Pajamas [Audiobook]
John Boyne, Michael Maloney
YA FIC Boy
Breakfast On Pluto
Pat McCabe
FIC McC
The Devil Wears Prada
Lauren Weisberger
FIC Wei
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?
Philip K Dick
FIC Dic
The Last Unicorn
Peter S Beagle
J FIC Bea
Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card
FIC Car
The Silence Of The Lambs
Thomas Harris
FIC Har
Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close
Jonathan Safran Foer
FIC Foe
The Silver Linings Playbook
Matthew Quick
FIC Qui
Gone Girl [Large Print]
Gillian Flynn
LP FIC Fly
Twilight : The Graphic Novel. 01
Stephenie Meyer, Young Kim
YA FIC Mey

Anthony Burgess, Tom Hollander
Description: Burgess' satire of the present inhumanity of man to man through a futuristic culture where teenagers rule with violence, and includes the final chapter deleted from the first American edition and the introduction to "A Clockwork Orange Resucked."
Call Number: FIC Bur
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 30, 2018
E. M. (Edward Morgan) Forster
Description: Set in the early 1900's. TThe love of a young British woman named Lucy Honeychurch for a British expatriate living in Italy is condemned by her stuffy, middle-class guardians, who prefer an eligible man of their own choosing.
Call Number: FIC For
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 30, 2018
Nicholas Sparks
Description: A romance featuring a troublesome teenager in South Carolina who is changed for the better by the love of a girl. She is the angelic daughter of a local minister and the boy joins her in doing good deeds. But she has a secret which will break his heart.
Call Number: FIC Spa
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 30, 2018
Ian McEwan
Call Number: FIC McE
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 30, 2018
Truman Capote
Description: In this seductive, wistful masterpiece, Truman Capote created a woman whose name has entered the American idiom and whose style is a part of the literary landscape. Holly Golightly knows that nothing bad can ever happen to you at Tiffany's; her poignancy, wit, and naïveté continue to charm.
Call Number: FIC Cap
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 30, 2018
Pat McCabe
Description: A drag queen's adventures as a member of the Irish Republican Army. He is Patrick Braden, born of an affair his mother had with a priest, and he works as a prostitute in a small town. Tired of the violence around him he flees to London, only to be recruited by the IRA as a bomber. By the author of Carn.
Call Number: FIC McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 30, 2018
Philip K Dick
Description: By 2021, the World War had killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remained coveted any living creature, and for people who couldn't afford one, companies built incredibly realistic simulacrae: horses, birds, cats, sheep. They even built humans. Emigrees to Mars received androids so sophisticated it was impossible to tell them from true men or women. Fearful of the havoc these artificial humans could wreak, the government banned them from Earth. But when androids didn't want to be identified, they just blended in. Rick Deckard was an officially sanctioned bounty hunter whose job was to find rogue androids, and to retire them. But cornered, androids tended to fight back, with deadly results
Call Number: FIC Dic
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2018
Orson Scott Card
Description: After two alien attacks, the world government has started training military geniuses who learn via war games, and Ender Wiggin is such a genius that he knows time is running out.
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 30, 2018
Jonathan Safran Foer
Description: Nine-year-old Oskar Schell is a precocious Francophile who idolizes Stephen Hawking and plays the tambourine extremely well. He's also a boy struggling to come to terms with his father's death in the World Trade Center attacks. As he searches New York City for the lock that fits a mysterious key he left behind, Oskar discovers much more than he could have imagined.
Call Number: FIC Foe
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 30, 2018
Gillian Flynn
Description: On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick's wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what did really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife?
Call Number: LP FIC Fly
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jun 30, 2018
Joe Hill
Description: After his childhood sweetheart is brutally killed and suspicion falls on him, Ig Parrish goes on a drinking binge and wakes up with horns on his head, hate in his heart, and an incredible new power which he uses in the name of vengeance.
Call Number: FIC Hil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 30, 2018
Cornelia Funke, Lynn Redgrave
Description: Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can "read" fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service.
Call Number: J FIC Fun
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 30, 2018
Janet Evanovich
Description: Out of work and out of money, Stephanie Plum lands a job as bounty hunter and her first prey is, guess who? None other than Joe Morelli, the macho pig who deflowered her in high school and bragged on the lavatory wall of Mario's Sub Shop. Now a cop, he is wanted for murder. The intriguing thing is she still rather fancies him and even more intriguing is that he will save her life.
Call Number: FIC Eva
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 30, 2018
Neil Gaiman
Description: In the sleepy English countryside of decades past, there is a town that has stood on a jut of granite for six hundred years. And immediately to the east stands a high stone wall, for which the village is named. Here in the town of Wall, Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the hauntingly beautiful Victoria Forester. One crisp October night, as they watch, a star falls from the sky, and Victoria promises to marry Tristran if he'll retrieve that star and bring it back for her. It is this promise that sends Tristran through the only gap in the wall, across the meadow, and into the most unforgettable adventure of his life.
Call Number: FIC Gai
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 30, 2018
John Boyne, Michael Maloney
Description: Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in 1942, Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence.
Call Number: YA FIC Boy
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 30, 2018
Lauren Weisberger
Call Number: FIC Wei
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2018
Peter S Beagle
Description: Schmendrick the Magician and Molly Grue accompany a beautiful unicorn on a search for other members of her nearly extinct species.
Call Number: J FIC Bea
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 30, 2018
Thomas Harris
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2018
Matthew Quick
Description: During the years he spends in a neural health facility, Pat Peoples formulates a theory about silver linings: he believes his life is a movie produced by God, his mission is to become physically fit and emotionally supportive, and his happy ending will be the return of his estranged wife, Nikki. When Pat meets the tragically widowed and clinically depressed Tiffany, she offers to act as a liaison between him and his wife, if only he will give up watching football, agree to perform in this year’s Dance Away Depression competition, and promise not to tell anyone about their “contract.” All the while, Pat keeps searching for his silver lining.
Call Number: FIC Qui
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2018
Stephenie Meyer, Young Kim
Description: When Isabella Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen, her life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. With his porcelain skin, golden eyes, mesmerizing voice, and supernatural gifts, Edward is both irresistible and impenetrable. Up until now, he has managed to keep his true identity hidden, but Bella is determined to uncover his dark secret.
Call Number: YA FIC Mey
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 30, 2018
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June 2018: Epistolary Fiction

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"An epistolary novel is a novel written as a series of documents. The usual form is letters, although diary entries, newspaper clippings and other documents are sometimes used. .."

What stories will you find in these pages?

A Tale For The Time Being
Ruth L Ozeki
FIC Oze
Texts From Bennett
Mac Lethal
FIC Let
Attachments
Rainbow Rowell
FIC Row
The Incarnations
Susan Barker
FIC Bar
Bats Of The Republic : An Illuminated Novel
Zachary Thomas Dodson
FIC Dod
The Second Mrs. Hockaday
Susan Rivers
FIC Riv
Dear Mr. Knightley : A Novel
Katherine Reay
FIC Rea
The Supernatural Enhancements : A Novel
Edgar Cantero
FIC Can
Every Boy's Got One
Meg Cabot
FIC Cab
The Year Of Secret Assignments
Jaclyn Moriarty
YA FIC Mor
Griffin & Sabine : An Extraordinary Correspondence
Nick Bantock
FIC Ban
Ttyl
Lauren Myracle
YA FIC Myr
How To Party With An Infant
Kaui Hart Hemmings
FIC Hem
Vanessa And Her Sister [Audiobook]
Priya Parmar, Emilia Fox, Clare Corbett (Narrator), Julian Rhind-Tutt, Daniel Pirrie
FIC Par
Ketchup Clouds
Annabel Pitcher
YA FIC Pit
What Changes Everything
Masha Hamilton
FIC Ham
Sleeping Giants
Sylvain Neuvel
FIC Neu

Ruth L Ozeki
Description: In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there's only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates' bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who's lived more than a century. A diary is Nao's only solace--and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox--possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao's drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future. Full of Ozeki's signature humor and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth, A Tale for the Time Being is a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home.
Call Number: FIC Oze
Format: Book
Date Added: May 16, 2018
Rainbow Rowell
Description: Beth and Jennifer know their company monitors their office e-mail. But the women still spend all day sending each other messages, gossiping about their coworkers at the newspaper and baring their personal lives like an open book. When Lincoln applied to be an Internet security officer, he hardly imagined he'd be sifting through other people's inboxes like some sort of electronic Peeping Tom. Lincoln is supposed to turn people in for misusing company e-mail, but he can't quite bring himself to crack down on Beth and Jennifer. He can't help but be entertained and captivated by their stories. But by the time Lincoln realizes he's falling for Beth, it's way too late for him to ever introduce himself. After a series of close encounters and missed connections, Lincoln decides it's time to muster the courage to follow his heart , even if he can't see exactly where it's leading him.
Call Number: FIC Row
Format: Book
Date Added: May 16, 2018
Zachary Thomas Dodson
Description: In 1843, fragile naturalist Zadock Thomas must leave his beloved in Chicago to deliver a secret letter to an infamous general on the front lines of the war over Texas. The fate of the volatile republic, along with Zadock's future, depends on his mission. When a cloud of bats leads him off the trail, he happens upon something impossible. Three hundred years later, the world has collapsed and the remnants of humanity cling to a strange society of paranoia. Zeke Thomas has inherited a sealed envelope from his grandfather, an esteemed senator. When that letter goes missing, Zeke engages a fomenting rebellion that could free him - if it doesn't destroy his relationship, his family legacy, and the entire republic first.
Call Number: FIC Dod
Format: Book
Date Added: May 16, 2018
Katherine Reay
Description: When an anonymous benefactor offers to put Samantha Moore through school, with the stipulation that she write frequent letters to him on her progress, Sam finds safety in the letters as her program and her peers force her to confront her past.
Call Number: FIC Rea
Format: Book
Date Added: May 16, 2018
Meg Cabot
Description: When Jane Harris and Cal Langdon accompany their best friends, Holly and Mark, on a planned elopement to Italy, they are forced to come to the rescue when the Italian government refuses to marry the pair without a special form.
Call Number: FIC Cab
Format: Book
Date Added: May 16, 2018
Nick Bantock
Description: It all started with a mysterious and seemingly innocent postcard, but from that point nothing was to remain the same in the life of Griffin Moss, a quiet, solitary artist living in London. His logical, methodical world was suddenly turned upside down by a strangely exotic woman living on a tropical island thousands of miles away. Who is Sabine? How can she "see" what Griffin is painting when they have never met? Is she a long-lost twin? A clairvoyant? Or a malevolent angel? Are we witnessing the flowering of a magical relationship or a descent into madness? Inside the book, Griffin and Sabine's letters are to be found nestling in their envelopes, permitting the reader to examine the intimate correspondence of these inexplicably linked strangers
Call Number: FIC Ban
Format: Book
Date Added: May 16, 2018
Kaui Hart Hemmings
Description: Raising Ellie as a single mom in San Francisco, Mele Bart navigates teh mommy minefields to the best of her ability. She's found her parent group - Annie, Barrett, Georgia, and Henry - who have meaningful playground conversations and complain about the parents who try too hard.
Call Number: FIC Hem
Format: Book
Date Added: May 16, 2018
Annabel Pitcher
Description: Zoe, a teenager in Bath, England, writes letters to a death-row inmate in Texas, hoping to find comfort in sharing her guilty secret over the death of a friend with someone who can never tell her family.
Call Number: YA FIC Pit
Format: Book
Date Added: May 16, 2018
Sylvain Neuvel
Description: "17 years ago: A girl in South Dakota falls through the earth, then wakes up dozens of feet below ground on the palm of what seems to be a giant metal hand. Today: She is a top-level physicist leading a team of people to understand exactly what that hand is, where it came from, and what it portends for humanity. A swift and spellbinding tale told almost exclusively through transcriptions of interviews conducted by a mysterious and unnamed character, this is a unique debut that describes a hunt for truth, power, and giant body parts"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Neu
Format: Book
Date Added: May 16, 2018
Mac Lethal
Description: Hardworking Kansas City rapper Mac Lethal has a problem, and its name is Bennett. His wannabe gangsta cousin is seventeen, uses drugs and foul language, claims to be 13 percent black, and swears he speaks "da female language." (Strangely that last one sort of seems true.) But as different as they are, when Bennett and his mom lose their home, Mac’s got their backs. They’re family after all. Sure, it takes patience to live with the eternally smoked-out Bennett and the pill-popped Aunt Lily, but he can handle it.
Call Number: FIC Let
Format: Book
Date Added: May 16, 2018
Susan Barker
Description: "Who are you? you must be wondering. I am your soulmate, your old friend, and I have come back to this city of sixteen million in search of you." So begins the first letter that falls into Wang’s lap as he flips down the visor in his taxi. The letters that follow are filled with the stories of Wang’s previous lives—from escaping a marriage to a spirit bride, to being a slave on the run from Genghis Khan, to living as a fisherman during the Opium Wars, and being a teenager on the Red Guard during the cultural revolution—bound to his mysterious “soulmate,” spanning one thousand years of betrayal and intrigue. As the letters continue to appear seemingly out of thin air, Wang becomes convinced that someone is watching him—someone who claims to have known him for over one thousand years. And with each letter, Wang feels the watcher growing closer and closer.
Call Number: FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: May 16, 2018
Susan Rivers
Description: "When Major Gryffth Hockaday is called to the front lines of the Civil War, his new bride is left to care for her husband's three-hundred-acre farm and infant son. Placidia, a mere teenager herself living far from her family and completely unprepared to run a farm or raise a child, must endure the darkest days of the war on her own. By the time Major Hockaday returns two years later, Placidia is bound for jail, accused of having borne a child in his absence and murdering it. What really transpired in the two years he was away? To what extremes can war and violence push a woman who is left to fend for herself? Told through letters, court inquests, and journal entries, this saga, inspired by a true incident, unfolds with gripping intensity, conjuring the era with uncanny immediacy. Amid the desperation of wartime, Placidia sees the social order of her Southern homeland unravel. As she comes to understand how her own history is linked to one runaway slave, her perspective on race and family are upended."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Riv
Format: Book
Date Added: May 16, 2018
Edgar Cantero
Description: "When twentysomething A., the European relative of the Wells family, inherits a beautiful, yet eerie, estate set deep in the woods of Point Bless, Virginia, it comes as a surprise to everyone-- including A. himself. After all, he never knew he had a "second cousin, twice removed" in America, much less that his eccentric relative had recently committed suicide by jumping out of the third floor bedroom window-- at the same age and in the same way as his father had before him . . ."--FantasticFiction.
Call Number: FIC Can
Format: Book
Date Added: May 16, 2018
Jaclyn Moriarty
Description: Three female students from Ashbury High write to three male students from rival Brookfield High as part of a pen pal program, leading to romance, humiliation, revenge plots, and war between the schools.
Call Number: YA FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: May 16, 2018
Lauren Myracle
Description: Chronicles, in "instant message" format, the day-to-day experiences, feelings, and plans of three friends, Zoe, Maddie, and Angela, as they begin tenth grade.
Call Number: YA FIC Myr
Format: Book
Date Added: May 16, 2018
Priya Parmar, Emilia Fox, Clare Corbett (Narrator), Julian Rhind-Tutt, Daniel Pirrie
Description: "In 1905, Virginia and Vanessa Stephens and their brothers Thoby and Adrian moved to unfashionable, bohemian Bloomsbury. All in their twenties, orphaned and unmarried, they began holding Thursday night gatherings in their unchaperoned, unconventional drawing room. Most of the young guests in that room would become famous, breaking the old rules and blazing their own new paths. It is from Vanessa's point of view at the center of this eccentric, charmed circle of artists and intellectuals that this novel is told, with unsparing honesty about their friendships, their love affairs, and in particular her own troubled relationship with her complicated, brilliant sister Virginia"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Par
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 16, 2018
Masha Hamilton
Description: In a gamble to save her kidnapped husband’s life, Clarissa Barbery makes the best decisions she can in the dark nights of Brooklyn. Stela Sidorova, who owns a used bookstore in Ohio, writes letter after letter hoping to comprehend the loss of a son on an Afghan battlefield and to reconnect with the son who abandoned her when his brother died. And Mandy Wilkens, the mother of a gravely wounded soldier from Texas, travels to Kabul to heal wounds of several kinds.
Call Number: FIC Ham
Format: Book
Date Added: May 16, 2018
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April 2018 - Books About Royalty

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It's finally happening - Prince Harry of England is getting married! To celebrate the upcoming Royal Wedding, we've gotten together some of our favorite books, both fiction and nonfiction, about the wonderful (and sometimes sordid) lives of royalty around the world. 

A Royal Marriage Of Convenience [Large Print]
Marion Lennox
LP FIC Len
Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter
A. E Moorat
FIC Moo
A Treasury Of Royal Scandals: The Shocking True Stories Of History's Wickedest, Weirdest, Most Wanton Kings, Queens, Tsars, Popes, And Emperors
Michael Farquhar
920 Far
Royal Escape [Large Print]
Georgette Heyer
LP FIC Hey
China's First Emperor And His Terracotta Warriors
Frances Wood
931.04 Woo
Royal Exile
Fiona McIntosh
FIC McI
Diana
Sarah Bradford
B Dia
Royal Palaces
Marcello Morelli
728.82 Roy
Dissolution
C. J Sansom
FIC San
Royal Rescue
Tammy Johnson
FIC Joh
Eating Royally
Darren McGrady
641.5942 McG
Royal Secrets: The View From Downstairs
Stephen P. Barry
920 Bar
Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
Jung Chang
B Cix
Royally Screwed
Emma Chase
FIC Cha
Harry: Life, Loss, And Love [Audiobook]
Katie Nicholl, Charlotte Parry
941.086 Nic
Secrets For Seducing A Royal Bodyguard
Vanessa Kelly
FIC Kel
Her Royal Spyness [Large Print]
Rhys Bowen
LP FIC Bow
Sex With The Queen: 900 Years Of Vile Kings, Virile Lovers, And Passionate Politics [Large Print]
Eleanor Herman
LP 940 Her
How To Ruin A Queen: Marie Antoinette And The Diamond Necklace Affair
Jonathan Beckman
944.035 Bec
The Drowning King
Emily Holleman
FIC Hol
Imperial Woman
Pearl S. Buck
FIC Buc
The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, & The Fall Of Imperial Russia
Candace Fleming
YA 920 Fle
In The Royal Manner: Expert Advice On Etiquette And Entertaining From The Former Butler To Diana, Princess Of Wales
Paul Burrell
642.4 Bur
The King's Curse [Large Print]
Philippa Gregory
LP FIC Gre
King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, And The Inspiring Story Of How She Changed An African Village [Audiobook]
Peggielene Bartels, Eleanor Herman, J. Karen Thomas
B Bar
The New Royal Family: Celebrating The Arrival Of Prince George Of Cambridge
Ian Lloyd
920 Llo
Lost Kingdom: Hawaii's Last Queen, The Sugar Kings, And America's First Imperial Adventure
Julia Flynn Siler
996.9 Sil
The Royal Tutor. 01
Higasa Akai, Amanda Haley, Abigail Blackman
YA FIC Aka
Nicholas And Alexandra
Robert K. Massie
920 Mas
The Royal We
Heather Cocks, Jessica Morgan
FIC Coc
Notorious Royal Marriages: A Juicy Journey Through Nine Centuries Of Dynasty, Destiny, And Desire
Leslie Carroll
940 Car
The Royals
James Patterson, Rees Jones
FIC Pat
On Royalty: A Very Polite Inquiry Into Some Strangely Related Families
Jeremy Paxman
941 Pax
The Saudi Royal Family
Jennifer Reed, Brenda Lange
920 Ree
Prince William: The Man Who Will Be King
Penny Junor
B Wil
To Shield The Queen
Fiona Buckley
FIC Buc

Marion Lennox
Call Number: LP FIC Len
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Frances Wood
Call Number: 931.04 Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Sarah Bradford
Description: Draws on interviews with individuals closest to the late princess to discuss her life behind the scandals, tracing her courtship with Prince Charles, transformation into a high-profile public figure, and the role of Camilla Parker Bowles in the collapse of her marriage.
Call Number: B Dia
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
C. J Sansom
Call Number: FIC San
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Darren McGrady
Call Number: 641.5942 McG
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Jung Chang
Description: In this biography, Jung Chang vividly describes how Empress Dowager Cixi fought against monumental obstacles to change China. Under her the ancient country attained virtually all the attributes of a modern state: industries, railways, electricity, telegraph, and an army and navy with up-to-date weaponry.
Call Number: B Cix
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Katie Nicholl, Charlotte Parry
Description: Features interviews with friends, former courtiers and those who have worked with the prince. Nicholl explores Harry's relationship with his family, in particular, the Queen, his father, stepmother, and brother. She uncovers new information about his former girlfriends and chronicles his romance and engagement to Meghan Markle.
Call Number: 941.086 Nic
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Rhys Bowen
Description: Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, daughter to the Duke of Atholt and Rannoch, is flat broke. When her brother cuts off her allowance, she leaves Scotland, and her fiancé Fish-Face, for London, where she has: a) worked behind a cosmetics counter-and gotten sacked after five hours b) started to fall for a quite unsuitable minor royal c) made some money housekeeping (incognita, of course), and d) been summoned by the Queen to spy on her playboy son. Then an arrogant Frenchman, who wants her family's 800-year-old estate for himself, winds up dead in her bathtub. Now her most important job is to clear her very long family name.
Call Number: LP FIC Bow
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Jonathan Beckman
Description: In 1785, a sensational trial began in Paris that would divide the country and captivate Europe. A leading Catholic cardinal and scion of one of the most distinguished families in France stood accused of forging the queen's signature to obtain the most expensive piece of jewelry in Europe: a 2,800-carat diamond necklace. Where were the diamonds? Was the cardinal innocent? Was, for that matter, the queen? The revelations from the trial would bedevil the French monarchy as the country descended into a bloody revolution.
Call Number: 944.035 Bec
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Pearl S. Buck
Description: The story of the last Empress of China.
Call Number: FIC Buc
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Peggielene Bartels, Eleanor Herman, J. Karen Thomas
Description: "King Peggy" is the charming real-life fairy tale of an American secretary who discovers she has been chosen king of an impoverished fishing village on the west coast of Africa.
Call Number: B Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Julia Flynn Siler
Description: Deftly weaving together a memorable cast of characters, "Lost Hawaii" brings to life the ensuing clash between a vulnerable Polynesian people and relentlessly expanding capitalist powers. Portraits of royalty and rogues, sugar barons, and missionaries combine into a sweeping tale of the Hawaiian Kingdom's rise and fall. At the center of the story is Lili'uokalani, the last queen of Hawai'i.
Call Number: 996.9 Sil
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Robert K. Massie
Call Number: 920 Mas
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Leslie Carroll
Description: Chronicles the bad behavior of the infamous marriages of crowned heads of Europe, including Russia's Peter II and Catherine the Great, France's Henri II and Catherine de Medici, and England's Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitane.
Call Number: 940 Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Jeremy Paxman
Call Number: 941 Pax
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Penny Junor
Description: An in-depth portrait of William, the man who will be King of England-- and the story of his relationship with the woman who will be his queen.
Call Number: B Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
A. E Moorat
Description: London, 1838. Queen Victoria is crowned; she receives the orb, the scepter, and an arsenal of bloodstained weaponry. If Britain is about to become the greatest power of the age, there's the small matter of the undead to take care of first--and to her surprise, the queen is the one person who can hunt them down. Can she dedicate her life to saving her country when her heart belongs to Prince Albert?
Call Number: FIC Moo
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Georgette Heyer
Description: Follows Charles II's daring flight to France in 1651 after Cromwell's forces defeated the king at the Battle of Worchester. For six weeks, Charles' life was in danger as he hid in the English countryside disguised as a servant, unable to find a way across the heavily guarded borders. Two young women were insturmental in his eventual escape, and one of them became a lifelong friend of the exiled king.
Call Number: LP FIC Hey
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Fiona McIntosh
Call Number: FIC McI
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Marcello Morelli
Call Number: 728.82 Roy
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Tammy Johnson
Description: Hidden away for more than fourteen years, Thea James was presumed dead by most, killed in the fire that burned the royal palace. But Ronin Parrish knows the truth and so does the person who murdered Thea's father, the king. Ronin takes his new duty as Thea's bodyguard seriously. After all, she's the only one who can clear his father of the king's murder. It doesn't matter that the princess's beauty and strength draw him to her. To a commoner like him, she can never be more than a mission. Now he's in a race to restore the princess to her rightful place on the throne before the unknown killer prematurely ends her reign.
Call Number: FIC Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Stephen P. Barry
Call Number: 920 Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Emma Chase
Description: Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, aka 'His Royal Hotness,' is wickedly charming, devastatingly handsome, and unabashedly arrogant-- hard not to be when people are constantly bowing down to you. Then, one snowy night in Manhattan, the prince meets a dark haired beauty who doesn't bow down. Instead, she throws a pie in his face. Nicholas wants to find out if she tastes as good as her pie, and this heir apparent is used to getting what he wants.
Call Number: FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Vanessa Kelly
Description: Accomplished spy Aden St. George is tasked with guarding Vivien Shaw, vibrant lady of the ton, but then comes the hard part--resisting her beauty.
Call Number: FIC Kel
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Eleanor Herman
Call Number: LP 940 Her
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Emily Holleman
Call Number: FIC Hol
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Candace Fleming
Call Number: YA 920 Fle
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Philippa Gregory
Description: "Regarded as yet another threat to the volatile King Henry VII's claim to the throne, Margaret Pole, cousin to Elizabeth of York (known as the White Princess) and daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, is married off to a steady and kind Lancaster supporter--Sir Richard Pole. For his loyalty, Sir Richard is entrusted with the governorship of Wales, but Margaret's contented daily life is changed forever with the arrival of Arthur, the young Prince of Wales, and his beautiful bride, Katherine of Aragon. Margaret soon becomes a trusted advisor and friend to the honeymooning couple, hiding her own royal connections in service to the Tudors. After the sudden death of Prince Arthur, Katherine leaves for London a widow, and fulfills her deathbed promise to her husband by marrying his brother, Henry VIII. Margaret's world is turned upside down by the surprising summons to court, where she becomes the chief lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine. But this charmed life of the wealthiest and "holiest" woman in England lasts only until the rise of Anne Boleyn, and the dramatic deterioration of the Tudor court."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Gre
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Ian Lloyd
Description: A behind-the-scenes look at the private and public moments leading to the birth of Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge on July 22, 2013. Includes an album of House of Windsor royal babies and christenings from the past.
Call Number: 920 Llo
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Higasa Akai, Amanda Haley, Abigail Blackman
Call Number: YA FIC Aka
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Heather Cocks, Jessica Morgan
Description: "American Rebecca Porter was never one for fairy-tales. Her twin sister Lacey was always the romantic, the one who daydreamed of being a princess. But it's adventure-seeking Bex who goes to Oxford and meets dreamy Nick across the hall, and thus Bex who accidentally finds herself in love with the eventual heir to the British throne. Nick is everything she could have imagined, but Prince Nicholas has unimaginable baggage: grasping friends, a thorny family, hysterical tabloids tracking his every move, and a public that expected its future king to marry a native. On the eve of the most talked-about wedding of the century, Bex reflects on what she's sacrificed for love--and exactly whose heart she may yet have to break"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Coc
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
James Patterson, Rees Jones
Description: Private is the most elite detective agency in the world. But when kidnappers threaten to execute a royal family member in front of the Queen, Jack Morgan and his team have just twenty-four hours to stop them. Or heads will roll, literally.
Call Number: FIC Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Jennifer Reed, Brenda Lange
Call Number: 920 Ree
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Fiona Buckley
Description: In London, a Catholic plot is brewing against Queen Elizabeth I. Luckily for the Protestant monarch, the plot is uncovered by her lady-in-waiting, Ursula Blanchard, a young widow making her debut as a sleuth.
Call Number: FIC Buc
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
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March 2018: Poetry

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If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. ― Emily Dickinson

A Maze Me: Poems For Girls
Naomi Shihab Nye, Terre Maher
YA 811 Nye
New Collected Poems
Marianne Moore, Heather Cass White
811 Moo
A Place Called No Homeland
Kai Cheng Thom
811.6 Tho
New Selected Poems And Translations
Ezra Pound, Richard Sieburth
811.52 Pou
Bestiary: Poems
Donika Kelly, Nikky Finney
ordered 020118
No Matter The Wreckage: Poems
Sarah Kay, Sophia Janowitz
811 Kay
Black Girl Magic: A Poem
Mahogany L. Browne, Jess X. Snow
YA 811 Bro
Notes On The Assemblage
Juan Felipe Herrera
811 Her
Black Zodiac: Poems
Charles Wright
811 Wri
On The Blue Shore Of Silence: Poems Of The Sea = A La Orilla Azul Del Silencio : Poemas Del Mar
Pablo Neruda, Alastair Reid, Mary Heebner
861 Ner Spanish
Blue Laws: Selected & Uncollected Poems, 1995-2015
Kevin Young
811 You
Ordinary Light: A Memoir
Tracy K Smith
B Smi
Crossing The Waters: Poems
Norita Dittberner-Jax
811 Dit
Poetry Of Presence: An Anthology Of Mindfulness Poems
Phyllis Cole-Dai, Ruby R. Wilson
808.81938 Poe
Engine Empire
Cathy Park Hong
811 Hon
Prelude To Bruise
Saeed Jones
811 Jon
Erratic Facts: Poems
Kay Ryan
811 Rya
Tales Of Two Americas: Stories Of Inequality In A Divided Nation
John Freeman
810.8 Tal
Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs
Beth Ann Fennelly
811 Fen
Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth
Warsan Shire
821 Shi
I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems, 1975-2014
Eileen Myles
811 Myl
The Life Of Images: Selected Prose
Charles Simic
814 Sim
Jimmy's Blues: Selected Poems
James Baldwin
811 Bal
The Simple Truth: Poems
Philip Levine
811 Lev
Lighthead
Terrance Hayes
811 Hay
The Woman I Kept To Myself: Poems
Julia Alvarez
811 Alv
Love, Live & Share
Susan Polis Schutz
811 Sch
There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce
Morgan Parker
811 Par
Money Shot
Rae Armantrout
811 Arm
Thrall: Poems
Natasha D. Trethewey
811 Tre
Never-Ending Birds: Poems
David Baker
811 Bak
Words Of Protest, Words Of Freedom: Poetry Of The American Civil Rights Movement And Era : An Anthology
Jeffrey Lamar Coleman
811 Wor

Naomi Shihab Nye, Terre Maher
Call Number: YA 811 Nye
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2018
Kai Cheng Thom
Description: In these fierce yet tender narrative poems, Kai Cheng Thom draws equally from memory and mythology to create new maps of gender, race, sexuality, and violence.
Call Number: 811.6 Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2018
Donika Kelly, Nikky Finney
Call Number: ordered 020118
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2018
Mahogany L. Browne, Jess X. Snow
Description: Much of what twenty-first century culture tells black girls is not pretty: Don't wear this; don't smile at that. Don't have an opinion; don't dream big. And most of all, don't love yourself. In response to such destructive ideas, internationally recognized poet Mahogany Browne challenges the conditioning of society by crafting an anthem of strength and magic undeniable in its bloom for all beautiful Black girls--Provided by Publisher.
Call Number: YA 811 Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2018
Charles Wright
Call Number: 811 Wri
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2018
Kevin Young
Description: Blue Laws gathers poems written over the past two decades, drawing from all nine of Kevin Young's previously published books of poetry and including a number of uncollected, often unpublished, poems.
Call Number: 811 You
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2018
Norita Dittberner-Jax
Call Number: 811 Dit
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2018
Cathy Park Hong
Description: A trilogy of lyric and narrative poems--"Ballad of our Jim" draws inspiration from the Old West; "Shangdu, my artful boomtown!", a fictional industrialized boomtown, draws its inspiration from present-day Shenzhen, China; "The world cloud" is set in the far future, tracking how individual consciousness breaks up when everything becomes immediately accessible data.--Excerpted from bk. jacket flap.
Call Number: 811 Hon
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2018
Kay Ryan
Description: "Ryan examines enormous subjects--existence, consciousness, love, loss--in compact poems that have powerful resonance"--Amazon.com.
Call Number: 811 Rya
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2018
Beth Ann Fennelly
Description: The 52 micro-memoirs in genre-defying Heating & Cooling offer bright glimpses into a richly lived life, combining the compression of poetry with the truth-telling of nonfiction into one heartfelt, celebratory book. Ranging from childhood recollections to quirky cultural observations, these micro-memoirs build on one another to arrive at a portrait of Beth Ann Fennelly as a wife, mother, writer, and deeply original observer of life's challenges and joys. Some pieces are wistful, some wry, and many reveal the humor buried in our everyday interactions. Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs shapes a life from unexpectedly illuminating moments, and awakens us to these moments as they appear in the margins of our lives.--Provided by Amazon.com.
Call Number: 811 Fen
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2018
Eileen Myles
Call Number: 811 Myl
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2018
James Baldwin
Call Number: 811 Bal
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2018
Terrance Hayes
Description: "Several poems in this book are based on the structure of the pecha kucha, a Japanese business presentation format wherein a presenter narrates or riffs on twenty images connected to a single theme for twenty seconds at a time"--P. 94.
Call Number: 811 Hay
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2018
Susan Polis Schutz
Call Number: 811 Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2018
Rae Armantrout
Call Number: 811 Arm
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2018
David Baker
Call Number: 811 Bak
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2018
Marianne Moore, Heather Cass White
Description: The definitive collected edition of the innovative and beloved poet, Marianne Moore.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Moo
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2018
Ezra Pound, Richard Sieburth
Call Number: 811.52 Pou
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2018
Sarah Kay, Sophia Janowitz
Description: Sarah Kay, in collaboration with illustrator Sophia Janowitz, releases her debut collection of poetry featuring work from the first decade of her career. Her poems celebrate family, love, travel, and unlikely romance between inanimate objects.
Call Number: 811 Kay
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2018
Juan Felipe Herrera
Call Number: 811 Her
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2018
Pablo Neruda, Alastair Reid, Mary Heebner
Call Number: 861 Ner Spanish
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2018
Tracy K Smith
Description: "A memoir about the author's coming of age as she grapples with her identity as an artist, her family's racial history, and her mother's death from cancer"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: B Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2018
Phyllis Cole-Dai, Ruby R. Wilson
Call Number: 808.81938 Poe
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2018
Saeed Jones
Call Number: 811 Jon
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2018
John Freeman
Description: In Tales of Two Americas, some of the literary world's most exciting writers look beyond numbers and wages to convey what it feels like to live in this divided nation. Their powerful stories, essays, and poems demonstrate how boundaries break down when experiences are shared, and that in sharing our stories we can help to alleviate a suffering that touches so many people.--From page 4 of cover.
Call Number: 810.8 Tal
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2018
Warsan Shire
Description: Warsan Shire has an ability to give simple, beautiful eloquence to the veiled world where sensuality lives in the dominant narrative of Islam. In 'Teaching my mother how to give birth, ' Warsan Shire's debut pamphlet, we witness the unearthing of a poet who finds her way through all preconceptions to strike the heart directly. What she writes represents a refuge for womanhood and for exile, a chant of praise for resilience, a claiming of--and fierce pride in--motherhood with all its joys and challenges.
Call Number: 821 Shi
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2018
Charles Simic
Description: A collection of new and selected essays by the Pulitzer Prize-winner and former Poet Laureate. In addition to being a poet, Charles Simic is a prolific and talented essayist. The Life of Images brings together his best prose work written over twenty-five years. A blend of the straightforward, the wry, and the hopeful, the essays in The Life of Images explore subjects ranging from literary criticism to philosophy, photography to Simic's childhood in a war-torn country. Culled from five collections, each work demonstrates the qualities that make Simic's poetry so brilliant yet accessible. Whether he is revealing the influence of literature on his childhood development, pondering the relationship between food and comfort, or elegizing the pull to return to a homeland that no longer exists, the poet shares his distinctive take on the world and offers an intimate look into his mind.
Call Number: 814 Sim
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2018
Philip Levine
Call Number: 811 Lev
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2018
Julia Alvarez
Call Number: 811 Alv
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2018
Morgan Parker
Call Number: 811 Par
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2018
Natasha D. Trethewey
Call Number: 811 Tre
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2018
Jeffrey Lamar Coleman
Call Number: 811 Wor
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2018
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May 2018: Superheroes Unite!

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The film sure to sweep at the box office and latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Infinity Wars, comes to theatres May 4th, 2018. Catch up on the Avengers and other comics superheroes with this month's Year in Reading Challenge. 

Avengers Disassembled
Brian Michael Bendis, David Finch
FIC Ben
Superhero Explosion: 60 Easy Lessons For Drawing Comics!
Neal Yamamoto
741.5 Yam
Avengers Vol. 1, Avengers World
Jonathan Hickman, Jerome Opeña, Adam Kubert, Dean White, Justin Ponsor
YA FIC Hic
Superhero Therapy: Mindfulness Skills To Help Teens & Young Adults Deal With Anxiety, Depression, & Trauma
Janina Scarlet, Wellinton Alves, illustrator
YA 616.852 Sca
Avengers: Endless Wartime
Warren Ellis, Mike McKone, Jason Keith, Rain Beredo, Chris Eliopoulos
YA FIC Ell
Thanos: Infinity Abyss
Jim Starlin, A. Milgrom, Christie Scheele
FIC Sta
Avengers: Rage Of Ultron
Rick Remender, Jerome Opeña, Pepe Larraz
YA FIC Ave
Thanos: The Infinity Revelation
Jim Starlin
FIC Sta
Avengers: The Ultimate Guide
Tom DeFalco
J 741.5 DeF
The Avengers
Brian Michael Bendis, John. Jr Romita
YA FIC Ben
Avengers: Ultron Unbound
Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas, Bob Harras, Ben Raab, Dave Ross
FIC Tho
The Avengers Encyclopedia
Matt Forbeck, Matthew K. Manning, Daniel Wallace, Alan Cowsill, Glenn Dakin
741.5973 Ave
Avengers: Volume 1, Time Runs Out
Jonathan Hickman, Jim Cheung, Paco Medina, Nick Bradshaw, Dustin Weaver
YA FIC Ave
The Avengers: The Legacy Of Thanos
Roger Stern, John Byrne, John Buscema
FIC Ste
How To Be A Superhero: Your Complete Guide To Finding A Secret HQ, Hiring A Sidekick, Thwarting The Forces Of Evil, And Much More!!
Dr. Metropolis
817 Dr.
The Infinity Gauntlet
Jim Starlin, George Pérez, Ronald Lim
YA FIC Sta
How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way
Stan Lee, John Buscema
741.5 Lee
The Physics Of Superheroes
James Kakalios
530 Kak
Infinity
Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer, Mike Deodato, Stefano Caselli, Marco Rudy
FIC Hic
The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Superheroes: Harnessing Our Power To Change The World
Deepak Chopra, Gotham Chopra
204 Cho
Secret Avengers. 01
Rick Remender, Patrick Zircher, Gabriel Hardman
YA FIC Rem
The Thanos Imperative
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Brad Walker, Miguel Angel Sepulveda
YA FIC Abn
Stan Lee's How To Draw Superheroes
Stan Lee, Danny Fingeroth, Keith Dallas, Robert J Sodaro
741.51 Lee
West Coast Avengers: Sins Of The Past
Steve Englehart, Danny Fingeroth, M. D. Bright, A. Milgrom, Steve Ditko
FIC Eng

Brian Michael Bendis, David Finch
Description: The return of Jack of Hearts, believed to be dead, results in chaos as members of the Avengers, including Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and She-Hulk, are attacked, killed, or discredited by an unknown assailant.
Call Number: FIC Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Jonathan Hickman, Jerome Opeña, Adam Kubert, Dean White, Justin Ponsor
Call Number: YA FIC Hic
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Warren Ellis, Mike McKone, Jason Keith, Rain Beredo, Chris Eliopoulos
Description: Faced with another nightmare reborn, Captain America will not stand for yet more death at the hands of a ghost from his past. Haunted by his greatest shame, thor must renew the hunt for a familiar beast. At their side, an assemblage of allies united to the end the threats no one of them could face alone.
Call Number: YA FIC Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Rick Remender, Jerome Opeña, Pepe Larraz
Description: "It was another glorious victory for the Mighty Avengers. Good triumphed over evil and Ultron was shot into space, never to be seen again. Or so they thought. Now, years later, the homicidal artificial intelligence - so long devoted to ending life on Earth - has found a new world to conquer-- one with its own horrific legacy. When Titan, birthplace of Thanos, falls, Planet Ultron rises in its place! Thanos' brother Starfox must seek the aid of his former allies - but the Avengers he finds are radically different from the ones he once knew. Among them is Ultron's creator Giant-Man - and when Hank Pym confronts his now planet-sized 'son,' the responsibilities of fatherhood have never loomed so large" -- ǂc summary forbiddenplanet.com.
Call Number: YA FIC Ave
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Tom DeFalco
Description: Details the major heroes, villains, and storylines of Marvel comics' Avenger superheroes.
Call Number: J 741.5 DeF
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas, Bob Harras, Ben Raab, Dave Ross
Description: "More powerful than ever before, the mechanical menace has declared himself...the ultimate Ultron! And he's upgraded from targeting merely mankind to eliminating all life on Earth. But Ultron doesn't intend to inherit the world alone. Which of the women of the West Coast Avengers will he take as the basis for his metallic mate, known as War Toy? As the Whackos regroup in the wake of a blistering assault, Ultron finds that the path to true love doesn't run smoothly -- even for ruthless robots. Brace yourself for a lovers' tiff for the ages! And in a Vision adventure that proves that even an android can dream, discover which all-too-familiar foe can take control of the Vision, Jocasta and even Ultron!,"--page [4] of cover.
Call Number: FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Jonathan Hickman, Jim Cheung, Paco Medina, Nick Bradshaw, Dustin Weaver
Call Number: YA FIC Ave
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Stan Lee, John Buscema
Call Number: 741.5 Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 17, 2018
Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer, Mike Deodato, Stefano Caselli, Marco Rudy
Description: Yet when the oldest race in the universe marks Earth for destruction, it's time for Captain America to think grander still. As the most powerful team ever assembled head into space to join an intergalactic alliance against the ancient builders, an old enemy deems their home unprotected. Thanos, the mad titan, unleashes his forces on Earth in the latest chapter of his endless quest for death. But even a world without Avengers has its defenders. Among them, the secret cabal of history-shapers known as the illuminati a group riven with internal conflict already confronting yet another planet ending crisis. One of their number has plans of his own. As Earth's mightiest heroes wage war on multiple fronts, their battle for infinity threatens descent into inhumanity.
Call Number: FIC Hic
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Rick Remender, Patrick Zircher, Gabriel Hardman
Description: Captain America has handpicked Hawkeye to take over his covert Avengers squad - as long as the world's greatest marksman proves he can cut it in the spy game. And with a new leader comes a fresh lineup as Giant-Man, Captain Britain and the Original Human Torch join Black Widow, Beast, Valkyrie and Ant-Man in the ranks of Earth's stealthiest heroes. But Hawkeye draws the line at Cap's final recruit: the deadly and unpredictable Venom! Will the quickly assembled team of powerful personalities unite behind the brash bowman? Can the archer lead them safely through their first mission, against the human/synthezoid hybrids known as the Descendants? Or will an Avenger make the ultimate sacrifice on Hawkeye's watch?
Call Number: YA FIC Rem
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Stan Lee, Danny Fingeroth, Keith Dallas, Robert J Sodaro
Description: Demonstrates how to draw superhero characters in the style of Marvel favorites, demystifying specific tools and techniques while sharing advice for also creating villains, sidekicks, and monsters.
Call Number: 741.51 Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 17, 2018
Neal Yamamoto
Call Number: 741.5 Yam
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 17, 2018
Janina Scarlet, Wellinton Alves, illustrator
Description: This fun self-help guide provides everything you need to begin your very own superhero training using evidence-based ACT and mindfulness skills. You will team up with a group of troubled heroes--inspired by both fictional characters and real-life people--enlisted at the Superhero Training Academy. By learning to face up to their inner villains and monsters, these characters will inspire you to overcome your problems as well. When you're finished, you'll have a slew of new tools you can use--like mindfulness, self-compassion, and values--to help you conquer whatever life throws your way.
Call Number: YA 616.852 Sca
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 17, 2018
Jim Starlin, A. Milgrom, Christie Scheele
Description: "Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, Adam Warlock, Pip the Troll and Captain Marvel. Five classic costumed champions, whose combined strength can move planets and change the course of time itself. What threat could be dire enough to bring these heroes together? Only the most feared villain in the entire cosmos: Thanos. For the vengeful Eternal seeks not only the death of his enemies--he seeks the death of life itself"--Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Jim Starlin
Description: "There is an imbalance in the universe. And, since his latest return from oblivion, Thanos himself feels incomplete. Now the so-called Mad Titan would put both wrongs right. A pilgrimage to Death's dark domain, and the revelatory waters of the Infinity Well, leads Thanos on a new quest, with a once sworn enemy at his side"--FantasticFiction.com.
Call Number: FIC Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Brian Michael Bendis, John. Jr Romita
Description: After hearing a warning about the children of the Avengers from Kang, who has returned from the future, Captain Steve Rogers assembles a team of the Avengers to deal with the threat, including Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, Thor, and Spider-Woman.
Call Number: YA FIC Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Matt Forbeck, Matthew K. Manning, Daniel Wallace, Alan Cowsill, Glenn Dakin
Call Number: 741.5973 Ave
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Roger Stern, John Byrne, John Buscema
Description: "When Monica Rambeau, the new Captain Marvel, takes a visit to Thanos' abandoned starship, she ends up the unwitting, and unwilling, guest of space pirate Nebula who plans to conquer the Skrull Galaxy, and who just might be the granddaughter of Thanos himself. If Cap's teammates back on Earth can topple the towering Terminus in the Savage Land, they'll be drawn into Nebula's interstellar conflict. But this time, the Avengers will fight on the side of the Skrulls.
Call Number: FIC Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Jim Starlin, George Pérez, Ronald Lim
Description: The few superheroes remaining after Thanos destroys half the universe with the Infinity Gauntlet stand with the cosmic forces of space and time, love and hate, and order and chaos in an effort to save what is left of the Earth, but it will take a nearly-forgotten hero from another era to strip Thanos of power.
Call Number: YA FIC Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
James Kakalios
Call Number: 530 Kak
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 17, 2018
Deepak Chopra, Gotham Chopra
Description: Explores the seven transformative laws governing the realm of superheroes and draws on traditions and myths from Buddha to Batman to discuss how the application of these seven laws to everyday life can increase happiness, creativity, compassion, and purpose in life.
Call Number: 204 Cho
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 17, 2018
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Brad Walker, Miguel Angel Sepulveda
Description: The dangerous cosmic fissure known as the Fault has ripped open a portal to the Marvel Universe, spilling out the demented forces of a horrific mirror universe where there is no death, and life prevails unchecked: the Cancerverse! From this dark realm, the evil Lord Mar-Vell - a twisted version of the legendary Captain Marvel - leads his army to claim our universe for their own!
Call Number: YA FIC Abn
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
Steve Englehart, Danny Fingeroth, M. D. Bright, A. Milgrom, Steve Ditko
Description: The West Coast Avengers fight demons, robots, zombies and more in this collection of eighties extravaganzas! The Grim Reaper wants his brother dead, and Ultron wants his father dead -- leaving the Vision and Scarlet Witch beween two bloodlines getting bloodier by the minute!
Call Number: FIC Eng
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2018
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February 2018: Lovers and Fighters

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For this month's Year in Reading challenge, explore the dual sides of passion. Will you let love consume your reading? Or contention? 

A Daughter's Homecoming
Ginny Aiken
FIC Aik
Night Hawk
Beverly Jenkins
FIC Jen
A Doctor For The Nanny
Leigh Bale
FIC Bal
Prime Minister
Ainsley Booth, Sadie Haller
FIC Boo
A Hymn Before Battle
John Ringo
FIC Rin
Romeo And Juliet
William Shakespeare, Kent Richmond
822.3 R4
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter [Audiobook]
Seth Grahame-Smith, Scott Holst
FIC Gra
Sisterhood Of The Squared Circle : The History And Rise Of Women's Wrestling
Pat Laprade, Dan Murphy
796.812 Lap
Air Combat: An Oral History Of Fighter Pilots
Robert F Dorr
358.434 Dor
Ten Ways To Be Adored When Landing A Lord
Sarah MacLean
FIC Mac
Anna And The French Kiss
Stephanie Perkins
YA FIC Per
The Fair Fight
Anna Freeman
FIC Fre
Arena
Holly Jennings
FIC Jen
The Great War : A Combat History Of The First World War
Peter Hart
940.4 Har
Borderlands: Origins
Mikey Neumann, Agustin Proilla
FIC Neu
The Love Interest
Cale Dietrich
YA FIC Die
Fighters In The Shadows: A New History Of The French Resistance
Robert Gildea
940.5344 Gil
The Man Plan
Tracy Anne Warren
FIC War
Girl In The Arena: A Novel Containing Intense Prolonged Sequences Of Disaster And Peril
Lise Haines
YA FIC Hai
The Power Of One
Bryce Courtenay
FIC Cou
Half A King
Joe Abercrombie
FIC Abe
The Rising Tide: A Novel Of World War II [Audiobook]
Jeff Shaara, Paul Michael
FIC Sha
Jane Steele: A Confession [Large Print]
Lyndsay Faye
LP FIC Fay
The Soldier's Scoundrel
Cat Sebastian
FIC Seb
Modern Lovers
Emma Straub
FIC Str
To Me I Wed
K. M Jackson
FIC Jac

Ginny Aiken
Description: Gabriella Carlini moves home to Lyndon Point, Washington to help her family save their restaurant. She's spent her adult life avoiding her heritage. What she needs is a new chef to take the heat off her. Talented and experienced, Zachary Davenport seems to be the answer to her prayers.
Call Number: FIC Aik
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Leigh Bale
Description: As Little Horn, Texas, prepares for Thanksgiving, Dr. Tyler Grainger tries to count his blessings. One of those blessings is Eva Brooks, the new nanny for his deceased sister's baby.
Call Number: FIC Bal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
John Ringo
Description: With the Earth in the path of the rapcious Posleen, the peaceful and friendly races of the Galactic Federation offer their resources to help the backward Terrans-for a price: Humanity now has three words to defend. As Earth's armies rush into battle and special operations units scout alien worlds, the humans begin to learn a valuable lesson: You can protect yourself from your enemies, but may the Lord save you from your allies.
Call Number: FIC Rin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Seth Grahame-Smith, Scott Holst
Description: In this alternative-history bloodbath, Seth Grahame-Smith reconstructs the life of America's greatest president. Here, when young Abe learns that his mother's death is actually the result of a vampire attack, he vows to cleanse the country of the undead scourge.
Call Number: FIC Gra
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Robert F Dorr
Call Number: 358.434 Dor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Stephanie Perkins
Description: When Anna's romance-novelist father sends her to an elite American boarding school in Paris for her senior year of high school, she reluctantly goes, and meets an amazing boy who becomes her best friend, in spite of the fact that they both want something more.
Call Number: YA FIC Per
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Holly Jennings
Description: "The RAGE tournaments--the Virtual Gaming League's elite competition where the best gamers in the world compete in a no-holds-barred fight to the digital death. Every bloody kill is broadcast to millions. Every player is a modern gladiator--leading a life of ultimate fame, responsible only for entertaining the masses. And though their weapons and armor are digital, the pain is real. Chosen to be the first female captain in RAGE tournament history, Kali Ling is at the top of the world--until one of her teammates overdoses. Now, she must confront the truth about the tournament. Because it is much more than a game--and even in the real world, not everything is as it seems. The VGL hides dark secrets. And the only way to change the rules is to fight from the inside."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Jen
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Mikey Neumann, Agustin Proilla
Description: Explains how Roland got on the bus with Mordecai, Lilith, and Brick. It also looks at the soldiers of Crimson Lance and what made him leave their ranks and search for the Vault.
Call Number: FIC Neu
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Robert Gildea
Description: "The French Resistance has an iconic status in the struggle to liberate Nazi-occupied Europe, but its story is entangled in myths. Gaining a true understanding of the Resistance means recognizing how its image has been carefully curated through a combination of French politics and pride, ever since jubilant crowds celebrated Paris's liberation in August 1944. Robert Gildea's penetrating history of resistance in France during World War II sweeps aside "the French Resistance" of a thousand clichés, showing that much more was at stake than freeing a single nation from Nazi tyranny. As Fighters in the Shadows makes clear, French resistance was part of a Europe-wide struggle against fascism, carried out by an extraordinarily diverse group: not only French men and women but Spanish Republicans, Italian anti-fascists, French and foreign Jews, British and American agents, and even German opponents of Hitler. In France, resistance skirted the edge of civil war between right and left, pitting non-communists who wanted to drive out the Germans and eliminate the Vichy regime while avoiding social revolution at all costs against communist advocates of national insurrection. In French colonial Africa and the Near East, battle was joined between de Gaulle's Free French and forces loyal to Vichy before they combined to liberate France. Based on a riveting reading of diaries, memoirs, letters, and interviews of contemporaries, Fighters in the Shadows gives authentic voice to the resisters themselves, revealing the diversity of their struggles for freedom in the darkest hours of occupation and collaboration."--Publisher's description.
Call Number: 940.5344 Gil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Lise Haines
Description: In Massachusetts, eighteen-year-old Lyn, who has grown up in the public eye as the daughter of seven gladiators, wants nothing less than to follow her mother's path, but her only way of avoiding marriage to the warrior who killed her last stepfather may be to face him in the arena.
Call Number: YA FIC Hai
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Joe Abercrombie
Description: Prince Yarvi has vowed to regain a throne he never wanted. But first he must survive cruelty, chains, and the bitter waters of the Shattered Sea. And he must do it all with only one good hand. Born a weakling in the eyes of his father, Yarvi is alone in a world where a strong arm and a cold heart rule. He cannot grip a shield or swing an axe, so he must sharpen his mind to a deadly edge. Gathering a strange fellowship of the outcast and the lost, he finds they can do more to help him become the man he needs to be than any court of nobles could. But even with loyal friends at his side, Yarvi finds that his path may end as it began--in twists, and traps, and tragedy.
Call Number: FIC Abe
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Lyndsay Faye
Description: A sensitive orphan, Jane Steele suffers first at the hands of her spiteful aunt and predatory cousin, then at a grim school where she fights for her very life until escaping to London, leaving the corpses of her tormentors behind her. After years of hiding from the law, Jane discovers her aunt has died and her childhood home has a new master: Mr. Charles Thornfield, who seeks a governess. Jane takes the position incognito, and falls in love with the fascinating but caustic Mr. Thornfield, an army doctor returned from the Sikh Wars. Can she possess him -- body, soul, and secrets -- without revealing her own murderous past?
Call Number: LP FIC Fay
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Emma Straub
Description: "Friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring. Back in the band's heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose--about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them--can never be reclaimed."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Str
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Beverly Jenkins
Description: Since Ian Vance's beloved wife was murdered years ago, the hardened bounty hunter knows he'll never feel love or tenderness again, so he's made it his mission to ensure others get their justice. But when he's charged with delivering a sharp-eyed beauty to the law, Ian can't help but feel he may still have something left to lose. Orphaned at twelve, Maggie Freeman has always found her way out of trouble. But now there's a vigilante mob at her back who would like nothing more than to see her hang for a crime she didn't commit. Maggie may have to accept help for the first time in her life, even if it's from the one man standing between her and freedom. As the past closes in, the sassy prisoner and toughened lawman may just find a passion between them that could bring blinding happiness, if they'll let it.
Call Number: FIC Jen
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Ainsley Booth, Sadie Haller
Description: "Gavin: Ellie Montague is smart, sensitive, and so gorgeous it hurts to look at her. She's also an intern in my office. The office of the Prime Minister of Canada. That's me. The PM. She calls me that because when she calls me Sir, I get hard and she gets flustered, and as long as she's my intern, I can't twist my hands in her strawberry-blonde hair and show her what else I'd like her to do with that pretty pink mouth. Ellie: How much I like the PM varies on a daily basis. He's intense, controlling, and a perfectionist in every way--and he demands the same of his staff. How much I want him never wavers. There's something about him that tugs at me deep inside, and makes me wish that just once he'd cross the line in a late night work session. I'd take that secret to the grave if it meant I got a taste of the barely restrained beast inside him."--back cover.
Call Number: FIC Boo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
William Shakespeare, Kent Richmond
Call Number: 822.3 R4
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Pat Laprade, Dan Murphy
Description: Documenting the rise of women's wrestling from sideshow to WWE main event. Sisterhood of the Squared Circle presents the history of women's wrestling, from the carnival circuit of the late 1800s to today's popular matches. With more than 100 wrestler profiles, find out how backstage politics, real-life grudges, and personalities shaped the business. The careers of many well-known trailblazers, including Mildred Burke, the Fabulous Moolah, Mae Young, Penny Banner, Wendi Richter, Trish Stratus, Chyna, and Lita, are celebrated alongside today's stars, like Charlotte, Sasha Banks, and Bayley. The exploration of women's wrestling worldwide includes chapters on Japan, Mexico, England, and Australia.--From statement provided by publisher..
Call Number: 796.812 Lap
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Sarah MacLean
Description: Since being named "London's Lord to Land" by a popular ladies" magazine, Nicholas St. John has been relentlessly pursued by every matrimony-minded female in the ton. So when an opportunity to escape fashionable society presents itself, he eagerly jumps only to land in the path of the most determined, damnably delicious woman he's ever met! The daughter of a titled wastrel, Lady Isabel Townsend has too many secrets and too little money. Though she is used to taking care of herself quite handily, her father's recent passing has left Isabel at sea and in need of outside help to protect her young brother's birthright. The sinfully handsome, eminently eligible Lord Nicholas could be the very salvation she seeks. But the lady must be wary and not do anything reckless and foolish like falling madly, passionately in love.
Call Number: FIC Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Anna Freeman
Description: "Born in a brothel, Ruth doesn't expect much for herself beyond abuse. While her sister's beauty affords a certain degree of comfort, Ruth's harsh looks set her on a path of drudgery. That is until she meets pugilist patron Granville Dryer and discovers her true calling--fighting bare knuckles in the prize rings of Bristol. Manor-born Charlotte has a different cross to bear. Scarred by smallpox, stifled by her social and romantic options, and trapped in twisted power games with her wastrel brother, she is desperate for an escape. After a disastrous, life-changing fight sidelines Ruth, the two women meet, and it alters the perspectives of both of them"--FantasticFiction.com.
Call Number: FIC Fre
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Peter Hart
Description: World War One altered the nature of warfare and changed the landscape of the modern world. Hart's combat history of the conflict seeks to understand the direct consequences of the event that began a century ago.
Call Number: 940.4 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Cale Dietrich
Description: In a secret organization that cultivates teenage spies, the stakes are high for two agents, Caden and Dylan, whose mission to compete for a girl destined for great power becomes complicated when Caden finds himself falling in love with his competition.
Call Number: YA FIC Die
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 26, 2017
Tracy Anne Warren
Description: When she moves into his Manhattan apartment building, Ivy Grayson determines to make billionaire financier James Jordon, whom she has loved since she was fifteen, see her as a desirable woman instead of a little girl.
Call Number: FIC War
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Bryce Courtenay
Description: Follows Peekay, a white British boy in South Africa during World War II, between the ages of five and eleven, as he survives an abusive boarding school and goes on to succeed in life and in the boxing ring.
Call Number: FIC Cou
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Jeff Shaara, Paul Michael
Description: World War II through the eyes of Pvt. Jack Logan, a tank gunner, and Sgt. Jesse Adams, a paratrooper, during the fall of 1942 through the spring of 1943.
Call Number: FIC Sha
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
Cat Sebastian
Description: A scoundrel who lives in the shadows. Jack Turner grew up in the darkness of London's slums, born into a life of crime and willing to do anything to keep his belly full and his siblings safe. Now he uses the tricks and schemes of the underworld to help those who need the kind of assistance only a scoundrel can provide. His distrust of the nobility runs deep and his services do not extend to the gorgeous high-born soldier who personifies everything Jack will never be. A soldier untarnished by vice. After the chaos of war, Oliver Rivington craves the safe predictability of a gentleman's life--one that doesn't include sparring with a ne'er-do-well who flouts the law at every turn. But Jack tempts Oliver like no other man has before. Soon his yearning for the unapologetic criminal is only matched by Jack's pleasure in watching his genteel polish crumble every time they're together.--back cover.
Call Number: FIC Seb
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
K. M Jackson
Call Number: FIC Jac
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2018
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January 2018: Wild Reads

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To team up with our Winter Reading Program, check out these wild reads and transport yourself to a wilder place and time.

Among The Headhunters: An Extraordinary World War II Story Of Survival In The Burmese Jungle
Robert Lyman
940.5449 Lym
Stephen Coonts' Deep Black
Stephen Coonts, Jim DeFelice
FIC Coo
Dead Reckoning
Mercedes Lackey, Rosemary Edghill
YA FIC Lac
Summer Of Love: Art Of The Psychedelic Era
Christoph Grunenberg
709.046 Sum
Decked
Carol Higgins Clark
FIC Cla
The Coldman Cometh: A Family's Adventure In The Alaska Bush
R. A Durr
979.8 Dur
Elusive Salvation
Dayton Ward
FIC War
The Last Witchfinder
James Morrow
FIC Mor
Exit Strategy
Kelley Armstrong
FIC Arm
The Mad Scientist's Guide To World Domination
John Joseph Adams
FIC Mad
Four Against The Arctic: Shipwrecked For Six Years At The Top Of The World
David Roberts
919.81 Rob
The Rig
Joe Ducie
YA FIC Duc
Frankenstein [Audiobook]
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, George Guidall
FIC She
The Weekenders [Large Print]
Mary Kay Andrews
LP FIC And
Gentleman Captain [Large Print]
J. D Davies
LP FIC Dav
The Wild Book
Margarita Engle
YA FIC Eng
Hidden Cities: Travels To The Secret Corners Of The World's Great Metropolises : A Memoir Of Urban Exploration
Moses Gates
910.9173 Gat
The Wilding
C. S Friedman
FIC Fri
Hush
Cherry Adair
FIC Ada
Them Bones
Carolyn Haines
FIC Hai
Into The Wild
Beth Ciotta
FIC Cio
Tropical Fantasy
Monica McKayhan
FIC McK
Once In A Lifetime Trips: The World's 50 Most Extraordinary And Memorable Travel Experiences
Chris Santella
910.4 San
While Beauty Slept
Elizabeth Canning Blackwell
FIC Bla
Pecked To Death By Ducks
Tim Cahill
814 Cah
Wild
Alex Mallory
YA FIC Mal
Revenge And The Wild
Michelle Modesto
YA FIC Mod
Wild Cards I
George R. R. Martin
FIC Wil
Savage Hunger
Terry Spear
FIC Spe
Wild Edibles: A Practical Guide To Foraging, With Easy Identification Of 60 Edible Plants And 67 Recipes
Sergei Boutenko
581.632 Bou
Seeing Further: The Story Of Science & The Royal Society
Bill Bryson, Jon Turney
506.041 See
Wild Sex: The Science Behind Mating In The Animal Kingdom
Carin Bondar
591.562 Bon

Robert Lyman
Description: Flying the notorious "Hump" route between India and China in 1943, a twin engine Curtiss-Wright C-46 plane suffered engine failure and crashed over the mountainous, remote border country. Among the passengers and crew were CBS journalist Eric Sevareid, a Soviet double-agent posing as an OSS operative, and General "Vinegar Joe" Stillwell's personal political adviser. Against the odds, all but one of the twenty-one people on the doomed aircraft survived. But they fell from the frying pan into the fire. Disentangling themselves from their chutes the shocked survivors discovered that they had arrived in wild country dominated by a tribe with a reason to hate white men. The Nagas were notorious headhunters who routinely practiced slavery and human sacrifice, their specialty being the removal of enemy heads. And Japanese soldiers lay close by too, with their own brand of a special hatred for American flyers. Among the Headhunters is the first-ever account of this true World War II story of the adventures of these men among the Naga warriors, their sustenance from the air by the USAAF, and ultimate rescue by a military expedition. In this meeting two very different worlds collided, American and Naga. The young, exuberant apostles of the vast industrial democracy of the United States came face-to-face with an ancient race determined to preserve their local power, based on head-hunting and slaving traditions--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 940.5449 Lym
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Mercedes Lackey, Rosemary Edghill
Description: In 1867 Texas, Jett, a girl passing as a boy while seeking her long-lost twin brother, joins forces with Honoraria Gibbons, an inventor, and White Fox, a young Army scout, to investigate a zombie army that is terrorizing the West.
Call Number: YA FIC Lac
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Carol Higgins Clark
Description: The daughter of a successful mystery writer and a P.I. with pizzazz, Regan Reilly is attending her class reunion at St. Polycarp's England, when the long-dead body of her former roommate turns up under the bushes. It's a case Regan would love to solve, but a prior commitment puts her on a transatlantic cruise. She shouldn't have fretted. The clues to the crime are following her on the Queen Guinevere. Here, on a ship awash with secret lovers, a fortune hunter, a jewel thief and an assassin, Regan is sailing home - and into the hands of a young girl's killer.
Call Number: FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Dayton Ward
Description: The Arctic Circle, 1845: Escaping the tyranny under which their people have lived for generations, aliens from a distant planet crash land on Earth's inhospitable frozen wastes. Surviving the harsh conditions will pose a challenge, but over time the aliens will migrate to more populated areas, with decades passing as they work to conceal their presence from their former oppressors, who continue to hunt them at any cost. San Francisco, 2283: When a mysterious craft is detected entering the solar system, Admiral James Kirk is dispatched by Starfleet to confront the vessel. He meets with an emissary from the Iramahl, a previously unknown alien race who have come in search of their brothers and sisters thought to have gone missing in this area of space centuries earlier. Having recently thrown off the last chains of subjugation by another species, the Ptaen, they now believe their lost people hold the key to saving their entire race from eventual extinction.
Call Number: FIC War
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Kelley Armstrong
Call Number: FIC Arm
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
David Roberts
Call Number: 919.81 Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, George Guidall
Call Number: FIC She
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
J. D Davies
Description: Having sunk the first man-of-war under his command within weeks, Matthew Quinton is determined to complete his second mission without loss of life or honor. His suspicion grows that the previous captain of the "Jupiter" was murdered and many among his crew have something to hide.
Call Number: LP FIC Dav
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Moses Gates
Description: Moses Gates explores the hidden facets of New York City and beyond--Rome, Stonehenge, Paris, and cities in South America, Soviet Union, Eastern Europe.
Call Number: 910.9173 Gat
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Cherry Adair
Description: "Thrill seekers Zakary and Gideon Stark travel the globe in search of extreme adventure, but a trip to Venezuela to jump off the world's highest falls catapults them into a perilous game of life or death - where they don't know the rules. Kidnapped with a woman Zak knows nothing about, the brothers are held prisoner deep in the jungle. A risky, deathdefying escape separates them and nearly claims Zak's life until his recovery reveals a baffling new sixth sense. Now, to find his missing brother, Zak and the mysterious Acadia Gray will have to out-smart, out-gun, and out-maneuver not just the brutal kidnappers but also a new player who joins the adrenaline game: a ruthless opponent who wants the Stark brothers dead - at any cost."--FantasticFiction.com.
Call Number: FIC Ada
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Beth Ciotta
Description: "When River Kane's fiancé abandons her at the altar for being too conventional, she's heartbroken. But everything changes when her estranged archaeologist father sends her his journal--filled with cryptic maps and a note indicating he's in mortal danger. Worried, River faces her greatest fears and flies to the Amazon to find him. But she needs a guide. Someone completely unlike danger-seeking Spenser McGraw. A charismatic treasure hunter who thrives on risk, Spenser hosts the popular TV show Into the Wild, dedicated to locating lost treasures and mythical icons. But River's father's life depends on discretion, and too-sexy Spenser is all about publicity. Forced to team up, they embark on a jungle adventure ripe with temptation and danger...ultimately discovering a hidden treasure that could alter history--and a steamy love neither expected."--P. [4] of cover.
Call Number: FIC Cio
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Chris Santella
Call Number: 910.4 San
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Tim Cahill
Call Number: 814 Cah
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Michelle Modesto
Description: Seventeen-year-old foul-mouthed Westie, the notorious adopted daughter of local inventor Nigel Butler, lives in the lawless western town of Rogue City where she sets out to prove the wealthy investors in a magical technology that will save her city are the cannibals that killed her family and took her arm when she was a child.
Call Number: YA FIC Mod
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Terry Spear
Description: In the heat of the jungle, jaguars are clawed, dangerous, and hungry for love. With hopes of overcoming night terrors and thanking the man who saved her life, Kathleen McKnight returns to the Amazon. A jaguar at heart, Connor Anderson doesn't just protect her, but wants to claim her for his own.
Call Number: FIC Spe
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Bill Bryson, Jon Turney
Call Number: 506.041 See
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Stephen Coonts, Jim DeFelice
Description: When a spy plane gathering information on a new Russian weapon is shot down by a mysterious MiG, Deep Black, the covert operations team of the National Security Agency, is sent to uncover the truth about the incident.
Call Number: FIC Coo
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Christoph Grunenberg
Call Number: 709.046 Sum
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
R. A Durr
Call Number: 979.8 Dur
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
James Morrow
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
John Joseph Adams
Description: "From Victor Frankenstein to Lex Luthor, from Dr. Moreau to Dr. Doom, readers have long been fascinated by insane plans for world domination and the madmen who devise them. Typically, we see these villains through the eyes of good guys. This anthology, however, explores the world of mad scientists and evil geniuses—from their own wonderfully twisted point of view."--Barnesandnoble.com.
Call Number: FIC Mad
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Joe Ducie
Description: Fifteen-year-old Will Drake has made a career of breaking out from high-security prisons. His talents have landed him at the Rig, a special juvenile holding facility in the middle of the Arctic Ocean. No one can escape from the Rig. After hatching some escape plans - and making the first real friends of his life - Drake quickly realizes that all is not as it seems on the Rig. The warden is obsessed with the mysterious Crystal-X, a blue glowing substance that appears to give superpowers to the teens exposed to it. Drake, Tristan, and Irene are banking on a bid for freedom - but can they survive long enough to make it?
Call Number: YA FIC Duc
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Mary Kay Andrews
Description: "Some people stay all summer long on the idyllic island of Belle Isle, North Carolina. Some people come only for the weekends-and it's something they look forward to all week long. When Riley Griggs is waiting for her husband to arrive at the ferry one Friday afternoon, she is instead served with papers informing her that her island home is being foreclosed. To make matters worse, her husband is nowhere to be found. She turns to her island friends for help and support, but each of them has their own secrets and the clock is ticking as the mystery deepens. Riley must find a way to investigate the secrets of Belle Isle and the husband she might not really know" -- Back cover.
Call Number: LP FIC And
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Margarita Engle
Description: In early twentieth-century Cuba, bandits terrorize the countryside as a young farm girl struggles with dyslexia. Based on the life of the author's grandmother.
Call Number: YA FIC Eng
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
C. S Friedman
Call Number: FIC Fri
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Carolyn Haines
Call Number: FIC Hai
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Monica McKayhan
Description: Sasha Winters has it all planned. She'll spend two days--exactly forty-eight hours--in the Bahamas for her sister's wedding. Then it's back to her hectic life as a lawyer on the fast track to partner. But when a storm strands her on an exotic island, Sasha's suddenly giving in to her sensual side and making moonlit magic with Vince Sullivan, a man she barely knows.The groom's best man, Vince, hasn't given up on finding that special someone. It could be Sasha--if she'd allow herself to feel the full force of their chemistry. Determined to liberate the passionate woman behind the workaholic Atlanta attorney, Vince storms every last one of Sasha's defenses. Yet can their growing love survive, even as a crisis forces Sasha to choose between her lifelong ambitions and a lifetime of love?
Call Number: FIC McK
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Elizabeth Canning Blackwell
Description: "A Gothic retelling of the real story behind the legend of Sleeping Beauty"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Alex Mallory
Description: "When Cade, a boy who has lived in the forest his whole life, saves a regular teen from a bear attack, he is brought into modern civilization for the first time"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Mal
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
George R. R. Martin
Description: A collection of stories about heroes gifted with strange, superhuman powers, with contributions by authors such as George R.R. Martin, Roger Zelazny, David D. Levine, and Carrie Vaughn.
Call Number: FIC Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Sergei Boutenko
Description: "This practical guide to plant foraging provides readers with the tools to safely identify, harvest, and prepare wild edible plants and enjoy the health and economic benefits of eating wild"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 581.632 Bou
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Carin Bondar
Description: Bondar examines the sex lives of our animal cousins, which are fiendishly difficult, infinitely varied, and often violent. They involve razor sharp penises, murderous cannibals, and chemical warfare in an epic battle between the sexes. Like us, animals must first find the perfect partner. You think we have it tough? Try having to do it while being hunted down by predators, against a backdrop of unpredictable or life-threatening conditions. Then, sperm and egg must successfully meet. Can you imagine doing this when your partner is intent on killing you or when other disgruntled singles are determined to throw you off your game?
Call Number: 591.562 Bon
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
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December 2017: Books Set In Minnesota

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We all know Minnesota is the best state in the United States, and has been since it became part of the Union in 1858. 

Explore your favorite state through the portal of books with our final Year in Reading list of the year - books set in Minnesota. 

Keep in mind you can access more great books with a Minnesota connection at www.ebooksmn.org (books marked with a ** are available there!)

Canoeing With The Cree [Audiobook]
Eric Sevareid, John Farrell
917.76 Sev
Sweet Land: New And Selected Stories
Will Weaver
FIC Wea
Convergence At Two Harbors
Dennis Herschbach
FIC Her
The Bitter Season [E-book]
Tami Hoag
Eyes [E-book]
Joanne Fluke, Chris Hunter
The Bohemian Flats: A Novel **
Mary Relindes Ellis
FIC Ell
Festival Of Crime: Nineteen Tales Of Murder And Suspense By Twin Cities Sisters In Crime
Christine Husom, Mickie Turk, Michael Allan Mallory
FIC Fes
The Hungry Coast: Fables From The North Shore Of Minnesota
Marlais Olmstead Brand, Noah Prinsen, North Star Press of St. Cloud
FIC Bra
Fiction On A Stick: Stories By Writers From Minnesota **
Daniel Slager
SC Fic
The Icecutter's Daughter
Tracie Peterson
FIC Pet
Give A Girl A Knife: A Memoir
Amy Thielen
B Thi
The Land Of Dreams **
Vidar Sundstøl, Tiina Nunnally
FIC Sun
In The Lake Of The Woods [Large Print]
Tim O'Brien
LP FIC OBr
The Life We Bury [Audiobook]
Allen Eskens, Zach Villa
FIC Esk
Main Street
Sinclair Lewis, Grant Wood
FIC Lew
The Long-Shining Waters **
Danielle Sosin
FIC Sos
Monkeewrench [Audiobook]
P. J Tracy, Buck Schirner
FIC Tra
The Promise Of Dawn [Large Print]
Lauraine Snelling
LP FIC Sne
Ordinary Grace [Large Print]
William Kent Krueger
LP FIC Kru
The Road Back To Sweetgrass **
Linda LeGarde Grover
FIC Gro
Perfectly Good White Boy
Carrie Mesrobian
YA FIC Mes
Vestments **
John Reimringer
FIC Rei
Prudence
David Treuer
FIC Tre
What's Great About Minnesota?
Nadia Higgins
J 917.76 Hig
Safe From The Sea
Peter Geye
FIC Gey
Whispering Pines: Tales From A Northwoods Cabin
Elliott Foster
FIC Fos
Stillwater
Nicole Lea Helget
FIC Hel

Eric Sevareid, John Farrell
Description: In the summer of 1930, just out of high school, Eric Sevareid and Walter Port decided to do something that had never been done, canoe 2,250 miles from Minnesota to Hudson Bay. This is the amazing story.
Call Number: 917.76 Sev
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Dennis Herschbach
Description: In a post-9/11 world, terrorists want Americans to believe that anywhere in the continent can be hit at anytime. The ore docks at Two Harbors, Minnesota, are vulnerable.
Call Number: FIC Her
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2017
Joanne Fluke, Chris Hunter
Description: A mild-mannered car salesman. A womanizing bartender. A beloved minister with a devoted family. Except for the fact that each of the murder victims is male, Minnesota police can't find a connection between the crimes. But that's because what links them can't be seen with the naked eye. Losing everything can make a person do crazy things. No one knows that better than Connie Wilson. The shock of suddenly losing her fiance, Alan, in a car accident, is almost too much to bear. Until Connie comes up with a plan to stay close to Alan forever. And she's finally found just the man to help her. There's only one thing standing in her way: his wife. She's smart, beautiful, and has exactly what Connie desperately needs. Connie will just have to be smarter, more seductive-and stay one step ahead of a detective who's as determined to save her as Connie is to destroy her.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Dec 2, 2017
Christine Husom, Mickie Turk, Michael Allan Mallory
Call Number: FIC Fes
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Daniel Slager
Call Number: SC Fic
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2017
Amy Thielen
Description: "A beautifully written memoir that follows one woman from her childhood in a dysfunctional Midwestern family to becoming a chef in New York City and finally her triumphant return home to reclaim and redeem Midwestern cooking. Amy Thielen, author of the James Beard Award-winning cookbook The New Midwestern Table, traces her journey from Park Rapids, Minnesota, to cooking professionally under some of New York City's finest chefs--including David Bouley, Daniel Boulud, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten--and thenback home again. A love of food and an overwhelming desire to get the hell out of small-town America drive Thielen to New York to seek out its intense culinary world, which she embraces enthusiastically, while her boyfriend finds success in its fickle art world. After years of living in the city, with frequent trips back home in the summertime, the couple eventually chooses life deep in the woods in a cabin Thielen's husband built by hand. There Aaron can practice his craft while Amy takes the skills shelearned cooking professionally and turns them to undoing years of processed foods to uncover true Midwestern cooking, which begins simply with humble workhorse ingredients such as potatoes and onions. Give a Girl a Knife offers a fresh look into New York's fine dining scene while also acknowledging a universal nostalgia for home--and a yearning to remake that home so it's even better than you remember."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: B Thi
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2017
Tim O'Brien
Call Number: LP FIC OBr
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Sinclair Lewis, Grant Wood
Description: Raised in free-thinking St. Paul, Carol Milford is slightly disheartened when she marries Dr. Will Kennicott, moves to a rural town, and reverts to a life of domesticity. Although her husband is not to blame for her unhappiness, Carol quickly becomes disillusioned and begins to contemplate leaving the good doctor.
Call Number: FIC Lew
Format: Book
Date Added: May 23, 2018
P. J Tracy, Buck Schirner
Description: Haunted by violent episodes in their past, Grace McBride and the crew of Monkeewrench create a computer game where the killer is always caught. But their game becomes a nightmare when someone starts duplicating the murders in real life, down to the last detail. By the time the police realize what's happening, three people are dead, and there are seventeen more potential victims. The Monkeewrench staff are playing their own game in a frantic attempt to discover the murderer's next target.
Call Number: FIC Tra
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Dec 2, 2017
William Kent Krueger
Description: Looking back at a tragic event that occurred during his thirteenth year, Frank Drum explores how a complicated web of secrets, adultery, and betrayal shattered his Methodist family and their small 1961 Minnesota community.
Call Number: LP FIC Kru
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 2, 2017
Carrie Mesrobian
Description: After losing his virginity to an older girl who dumps him at the end of summer, Sean decides to join the Marines, but first he must get through his senior year of high school.
Call Number: YA FIC Mes
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
David Treuer
Description: In August 1942, Frankie Washburn revisits his Minnesota family before joining the war effort, saying good-bye to family, friends, and the Native American caretaker he held dear. Then a German POW escapes from a nearby camp.
Call Number: FIC Tre
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2017
Peter Geye
Description: "Against the dramatic Northern Minnesota lakeshore, a son and his father reconnect thirty-five years after the father has survived the tragic wreck of a Great Lakes ore boat."--P.[4] of cover.
Call Number: FIC Gey
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2017
Nicole Lea Helget
Description: Clement and Angel are fraternal twins separated at birth; they grow up in the same small, frontier logging town of Stillwater, Minnesota. Clement was left at the orphanage. Angel was adopted by the town’s richest couple, but is marked and threatened by her mother’s mental illness. They rarely meet, but Clement knows if he is truly in need, Angel will come to save him. Stillwater, near the Mississippi River and Canada, becomes an important stop on the Underground Railroad. As Clement and Angel grow up and the country marches to war, their lives are changed by many battles for freedom and by losses in the struggle for independence, large and small.
Call Number: FIC Hel
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2017
Will Weaver
Description: Fourteen stories in all portray the bountiful and whimsical and cruel human spirit and the swirling transformation of America's heartland.
Call Number: FIC Wea
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2017
Tami Hoag
Description: A murder from the past. A murder from the present. And a life that was never meant to be... As the dreary, bitter weather of late fall descends on Minneapolis, Detective Nikki Liska is restless. After moving to the cold case squad in order to spend more time with her sons, she misses the rush of pulling an all-nighter, the sense of urgency of hunting a murderer on the loose. Most of all she misses her old partner, Sam Kovac. Sam is having an even harder time adjusting to Nikki's absence, saddled with a green new partner younger than pieces of Sam's wardrobe. Sam is distracted from his troubles by an especially brutal double homicide: a middle-aged husband and wife bludgeoned and hacked to death in their home with a ceremonial Japanese samurai sword. Nikki's case, the unsolved murder of a family man, community leader, and decorated sex crimes detective for the Minneapolis PD, is less of a distraction: Twenty years later, there is little hope for finding the killer who got away. On the other end of the spectrum, Minneapolis resident Evi Burke has a life she only dreamed of as a kid in and out of foster homes: a beautiful home, a family, people who love her, a fulfilling job. Little does she know that a danger from her past is stalking her perfect present. A danger powerful enough to pull in both Kovac and Liska and destroy the perfect life she was never meant to have.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Dec 2, 2017
Mary Relindes Ellis
Description: Shell shock, as it was called, lands Raymond Kaufmann in a London hospital, a victim of the war but also of his own efforts to emigrate from Germany and build a new life in America. While his recovery eludes him, his memories return to the Flats, a milling community on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, where he and his brother Albert sought respite from the oppressive hand of their older brother, now master of the family farm and brewery. In Minnesota the two brothers confront different forms of prejudice, but they also find a chance to remake their lives according to their own principles and wishes-- until the war makes their German heritage inescapable.
Call Number: FIC Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2017
Marlais Olmstead Brand, Noah Prinsen, North Star Press of St. Cloud
Description: Short stories set along the North Shore of Minnesota.
Call Number: FIC Bra
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Tracie Peterson
Description: As the lone female in a houseful of men, Merrill Krause dedicates her life to caring for her family and their business, as her dying mother asked. Besides, it suits her; she's never felt like she fits what most people expect in a girl. She'd rather work with her father's horses and assist with the ice harvest. And though she's been mostly content up to this point, a part of her wonders if there will ever be anyone who will notice her amid the bevy of brothers determined to protect her from any possible suitors. When Rurik Jorgenson arrives in their small Minnesota town to join his uncle's carpentry business, he soon crosses paths with Merrill. But unlike other men, Rurik isn't intimidated by Merrill's brothers or by her strength and lack of femininity. The attraction between them begins to build, until Rurik's former fiancee shows up with wild claims that bring serious consequences to Rurik.
Call Number: FIC Pet
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Vidar Sundstøl, Tiina Nunnally
Description: " Winner of the Riverton Prize for best Norwegian crime novel and named by Dagbladet as one of the top twenty-five Norwegian crime novels of all time, The Land of Dreams is the chilling first installment in Vidar Sundstøl's critically acclaimed Minnesota Trilogy, set on the rugged north shore of Lake Superior and in the region's small towns and deep forests. The grandson of Norwegian immigrants, Lance Hansen is a U.S. Forest Service officer and has a nearly all-consuming passion for local genealogy and history. But his quiet routines are shattered one morning when he comes upon a Norwegian tourist brutally murdered near a stone cross on the shore of Lake Superior. Another Norwegian man is nearby; covered in blood and staring out across the lake, he can only utter the word kjærlighet. Love. FBI agent Bob Lecuyer is assigned to the case, as is Norwegian detective Eirik Nyland, who is immediately flown in from Oslo. As the investigation progresses, Lance begins to make shocking discoveries--including one that involves the murder of an Ojibwe man on the very same site more than one hundred years ago. As Lance digs into two murders separated by a century, he finds the clues may in fact lead toward someone much closer to home than he could have imagined."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sun
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Allen Eskens, Zach Villa
Description: College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, a dying Vietnam veteran--and a convicted murderer, medically paroled to a nursing home, after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder. Unable to reconcile Carl's valor in Vietnam with the despicable acts of the convict, Joe throws himself into uncovering the truth.
Call Number: FIC Esk
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Dec 2, 2017
Danielle Sosin
Description: "Lake Superior, the north country, the great fresh-water expanse. Frigid. Lethal. Wildly beautiful. The Long-Shining Waters gives us three stories whose characters are separated by centuries and circumstance, yet connected across time by a shared geography."--FantasticFiction.com.
Call Number: FIC Sos
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 30, 2017
Lauraine Snelling
Description: Minnesota, 1909. When Signe, her husband, Rune, and their three boys arrive from Norway to help a relative clear his land of lumber, they dream of owning their own farm and building a life in the New World. But Uncle Einar and Aunt Gird are hard, demanding people, and Signe and her family soon find themselves worked nearly to the bone in order to repay the cost of their voyage. At this rate, they will never have land or a life of their own. Signe tries to trust God but struggles with anger and bitterness. She has left behind the only life she knew, and while it wasn't an easy life, it wasn't as hard as what she now faces. When a new addition to the family arrives, Signe begins to see how God has been watching over them throughout their ordeal. But after all that has happened, can she still believe in the promise of a bright future?
Call Number: LP FIC Sne
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 2, 2017
Linda LeGarde Grover
Description: " Set in northern Minnesota, The Road Back to Sweetgrass follows Dale Ann, Theresa, and Margie, a trio of American Indian women, from the 1970s to the present. As young women, all three leave their homes. Margie and Theresa go to Duluth for college and work; there Theresa gets to know Michael Washington, who invites her home to the Sweetgrass land allotment to meet his father, Zho Wash. When Margie accompanies her, complicated relationships are set into motion, and tensions over "real Indian-ness" emerge. Dale Ann, Margie, and Theresa find themselves pulled back again and again to the Sweetgrass allotment. In a powerful final chapter, Zho Wash tells the story of the first days of the allotment, when the Wazhushkag, or Muskrat, family became transformed into the Washingtons by the pen of a federal Indian agent"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gro
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
John Reimringer
Description: Just a few years after his ordination as a priest in the Catholic Church, James Dressler finds himself attracted again to his first love, Betty Garcia, and is torn by his opposing desires for the Church and for Betty.
Call Number: FIC Rei
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2017
Nadia Higgins
Description: Details some of the attractions that the state has to offer, from the largest ball of twine and the Mall of America to Jeffers Petroglyphs historic site and the Raptor Center.
Call Number: J 917.76 Hig
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 21, 2017
Elliott Foster
Description: "In September 1993, four generations of the Travis family gather to celebrate the 80th birthday of their matriarch, Isabelle. Reflecting on their experiences at the rustic family cabin set on a lake in the Chippewa National Forest, they talk of fishing for walleye, cooking the perfect beef roast, pulling pranks, making love, and living life abundantly over eighty years. Simultaneously heart-warming and heartbreaking, the stories told by Isabelle, her daughter Ruth, and her grandson Eddie slowly unwrap secrets long held secrets long hidden deep in the Minnesota North Woods. Come home with the Travis family and listen in as they tell you about everything from the hardships of building and maintaining a cabin, to the colorful characters ringing Lake Dunbar, to the bittersweet pleasure of changing traditions"--Page 4 of cover.
Call Number: FIC Fos
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 2, 2017
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