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How do you "read" a totem pole?

What recipe could you create using "The Three Sisters?"

Can someone really be a "Part-Time Indian?"

Celebrate #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth all November long with these great library materials for all ages. 

500 Nations [DVD]
Roberta Grossman, Jack Leustig, Kevin Costner, Gregory Harrison, Timothy Bottoms
970.1 Fiv
Navajo Sandpaintings
Mark Bahti, Eugene Baatsoslanii Joe, Mark. Guide to Navajo sandpaintings Bahti
759.18 Bah 2009
Arts & Crafts Of The Native American Tribes
Michael Johnson, Bill Yenne
704.0397 Joh
Neither Wolf Nor Dog : On Forgotten Roads With An Indian Elder
Kent Nerburn
978 Ner 2002
As Long As The Rivers Flow : The Stories Of Nine Native Americans
Paula Gunn Allen, Patricia Clark Smith
920 All
Onigamiising : Seasons Of An Ojibwe Year
Linda LeGarde Grover
ordered 101217
Black Elk : The Life Of An American Visionary
Joe Jackson
B Bla
Pen And Ink Witchcraft : Treaties And Treaty Making In American Indian History
Colin G. Calloway
346.7301 Cal
Black Elk Speaks : Being The Life Story Of A Holy Man Of The Oglala Sioux
Black Elk, John G Neihardt
B Bla
Rain Is Not My Indian Name
Cynthia Leitich Smith
YA FIC Smi
Brother Eagle, Sister Sky : A Message From Chief Seattle
Chief Seattle, Susan Jeffers
J 811 Sea
Rumble : The Indians Who Rocked The World
Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana, production company Rezolution Pictures Inc., publisher Kino Lorber Edu (Firm)
781.66 Rum
Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee : An Indian History Of The American West
Dee Brown
978 Bro
Sister Nations : Native American Women Writers On Community
Heid E. (Heid Ellen) Erdrich, Laura Tohe
810.8 Sis
Code Talker : A Novel About The Navajo Marines Of World War Two
Joseph Bruchac
YA FIC Bru
Smoke Signals [DVD]
Chris Eyre, Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard, Gary Farmer
Comedy
Code Talker : The First And Only Memoir By One Of The Original Navajo Code Talkers Of WWII [Audiobook]
Chester Nez, Judith Schiess Avila, David Colacci, Tantor Media
940.5403 Nez
The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian [Electronic Resource]
Sherman Alexie
Dark, Sweet : New & Selected Poems
Linda Hogan
811 Hog
The Birchbark House [Audiobook]
Louise Erdrich, Nicolle Littrell
J FIC Erd
Do All Indians Live In Tipis? : Questions And Answers From The National Museum Of The American Indian
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
J 970.3 Do
The Mitsitam Cafe Cookbook : Recipes From The Smithsonian National Museum Of The American Indian
Richard Hetzler, National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
641.592 Het
Dreaming In Indian : Contemporary Native American Voices
Lisa Charleyboy, Mary Beth Leatherdale
YA 704.0397 Dre
The Round House [Electronic Resource]
Louise Erdrich
House Made Of Dawn
N. Scott Momaday
FIC ordered 102417
The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen
Sean Sherman
ordered 062917
How We Became Human : New And Selected Poems
Joy Harjo
811 Har
Thunder Boy Jr. [Electronic Resource]
Sherman Alexie, Yuyi Morales
Jim Thorpe : Sac And Fox Athlete
Bob Bernotas, W. David Baird
JB Tho
Tribal Winds : Music From Native American Flutes [Music CD]
World Tri
K'e Hasin [Music CD]
Radmilla Cody
World Cod
Trickster : Native American Tales : A Graphic Collection
Matt Dembicki
J FIC Tri
Little You
Richard Van Camp, Julie Flett
BB Van
Turtle Island Alphabet : A Lexicon Of Native American Symbols And Culture
Gerald Hausman
J 398.2 Hau
Looking At Totem Poles
Hilary Stewart
736.4 Ste
Under The Green Corn Moon: Native American Lullabies [Music CD]
Tom Wasinger, Lorain Fox, Dorothy White Horse, Robert Mirabal, Julia Begaye
Children Und
Modern Spirit : The Art Of George Morrison
Kristin. Journey toward George Morrison Makholm, W. Jackson. Modern spirit Rushing, George Morrison, Minnesota Museum of American Art, N.D.) Plains Art Museum (Fargo
759.13 Mor
Up Where We Belong [Music CD]
Buffy Sainte-Marie
Folk Sai
My Heart Fills With Happiness
Monique Gray Smith, Julie Flett
BB Smi
#NotYourPrincess : Voices Of Native American Women
Mary Beth Leatherdale, Lisa Charleyboy
YA 970.004 Not

Roberta Grossman, Jack Leustig, Kevin Costner, Gregory Harrison, Timothy Bottoms
Description: "500 Nations is an eight-part documentary that looks back at life in North America before the arrival of the Europeans, then follows the epic struggles of Indian Nations as the continent is reshaped by contact"--Booklet.
Call Number: 970.1 Fiv
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Michael Johnson, Bill Yenne
Description: "Details how Native American culture evolved, the artifacts produced on the continent and the ways they were made, and the techniques of decoration and embellishment that utilized a variety of disparate natural commodities that depended on geographical necessity and abundance"--Jacket flap.
Call Number: 704.0397 Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Paula Gunn Allen, Patricia Clark Smith
Call Number: 920 All
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Joe Jackson
Description: "Describes the life of the Native American holy man who fought at Little Big Horn, witnessed the death of his cousin Crazy Horse, traveled to Europe as part of Buffalo Bill's Wild West show and became a traditionalist in the Ghost Dance movement."--NoveList.
Call Number: B Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Black Elk, John G Neihardt
Description: In order to preserve his traditional culture, this Sioux seer related its values and traditions to the wider world. Accounts of his visions and of the tribal dances he carried out according to those visions are particularly vivid and notable.
Call Number: B Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Chief Seattle, Susan Jeffers
Description: A Suquamish Indian chief describes his people's respect and love for the earth, and concern for its destruction.
Call Number: J 811 Sea
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Dee Brown
Description: The systematic destruction of the American Indians, told in the words of those who were there.
Call Number: 978 Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Joseph Bruchac
Description: After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue.
Call Number: YA FIC Bru
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Chester Nez, Judith Schiess Avila, David Colacci, Tantor Media
Description: Chester Nez, the only surviving member of the original twenty-nine Navajo code talkers, shares the fascinating inside story of his life and service during World War II.
Call Number: 940.5403 Nez
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Linda Hogan
Call Number: 811 Hog
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
Description: "There are hundreds of Native tribes in the Americas, and there may be thousands of misconceptions about Native customs, culture, and history. ... Inside you will discovere the truth about everything..."--Cover p. [4
Call Number: J 970.3 Do
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Lisa Charleyboy, Mary Beth Leatherdale
Description: Profiles over fifty emerging and established contemporary Native American artists and provides samples of their work.Anthology of art and writings from groundbreaking Native artists working in North America. Emerging and established Native artists contribute thoughtful and heartfelt pieces on their experiences growing up Indigenous, expressing them through such mediums as art, food, the written word, sport, dance, and fashion. Whether addressing the effects of residential schools, calling out bullies through personal manifestos, or simply citing hopes for the future, Dreaming In Indian refuses to shy away from difficult topics.
Call Number: YA 704.0397 Dre
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
N. Scott Momaday
Call Number: FIC ordered 102417
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Joy Harjo
Call Number: 811 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Bob Bernotas, W. David Baird
Description: A biography of the American Indian who won gold medals in the pentathlon and decathlon at the 1912 Olympics and played both professional baseball and football.
Call Number: JB Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Radmilla Cody
Call Number: World Cod
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Richard Van Camp, Julie Flett
Description: Rhyming text celebrates the wonder of babies.
Call Number: BB Van
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Hilary Stewart
Call Number: 736.4 Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Kristin. Journey toward George Morrison Makholm, W. Jackson. Modern spirit Rushing, George Morrison, Minnesota Museum of American Art, N.D.) Plains Art Museum (Fargo
Call Number: 759.13 Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Monique Gray Smith, Julie Flett
Description: Invites young readers to reflect on what makes them happy.
Call Number: BB Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Mark Bahti, Eugene Baatsoslanii Joe, Mark. Guide to Navajo sandpaintings Bahti
Call Number: 759.18 Bah 2009
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Kent Nerburn
Description: A Native American elder travels through Indian towns, introducing readers to a vivid cast of characters.
Call Number: 978 Ner 2002
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Linda LeGarde Grover
Call Number: ordered 101217
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Colin G. Calloway
Description: Indian peoples made some four hundred treaties with the United States between the American Revolution and 1871, when Congress prohibited them. They signed nine treaties with the Confederacy, as well as countless others over the centuries with Spain, France, Britain, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, Canada, and even Russia, not to mention individual colonies and states. In retrospect, the treaties seem like well-ordered steps on the path of dispossession and empire. The reality was far more complicated. In Pen and Ink Witchcraft, eminent Native American historian Colin G. Calloway narrates the history of diplomacy between North American Indians and their imperial adversaries, particularly the United States.
Call Number: 346.7301 Cal
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Cynthia Leitich Smith
Description: Tired of staying in seclusion since the death of her best friend, a fourteen-year-old Native American girl takes on a photographic assignment with her local newspaper to cover events at the Native American summer youth camp.
Call Number: YA FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana, production company Rezolution Pictures Inc., publisher Kino Lorber Edu (Firm)
Description: This revelatory documentary brings to light the profound and overlooked influence of Indigenous people on popular music in North America. Focusing on music icons like Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Taboo (The Black Eyed Peas), Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, and Randy Castillo, RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World shows how these pioneering Native American musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives. The idea for RUMBLE came about when guitarist Stevie Salas, an Apache Indian and one of the film's Executive Producers, realized that no one outside of the music business knew about the profound contribution of these Native musicians. Renewed attention to this missing chapter in the history of American music led to the publishing of Brian Wright-McLeod's The Encyclopedia of Native Music, an exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, and eventually this documentary.
Call Number: 781.66 Rum
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Heid E. (Heid Ellen) Erdrich, Laura Tohe
Call Number: 810.8 Sis
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Chris Eyre, Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard, Gary Farmer
Description: Depicts two young Native Americans, Victor and Thomas, who leave their small town to retrieve the remains of Victor's father.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Sherman Alexie
Description: Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Louise Erdrich, Nicolle Littrell
Description: Omakayas, a seven-year-old Native American girl of the Ojibwa tribe, lives through the joys of summer and the perils of winter on an island in Lake Superior in 1847.
Call Number: J FIC Erd
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Richard Hetzler, National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
Call Number: 641.592 Het
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Louise Erdrich
Description: When his mother, a tribal enrollment specialist living on a reservation in North Dakota, slips into an abyss of depression after being brutally attacked, 14-year-old Joe Coutz sets out with his three friends to find the person who destroyed his family.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Sean Sherman
Description: "Here is real food--our indigenous American fruits and vegetables, the wild and foraged ingredients, game and fish. Locally sourced, seasonal, "clean" ingredients and nose-to-tail cooking are nothing new to Sean Sherman, the Oglala Lakota chef and founder of The Sioux Chef. In his breakout book, The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen, Sherman shares his approach to creating boldly seasoned foods that are vibrant, healthful, at once elegant and easy. Sherman dispels outdated notions of Native American fare--no fry bread or Indian tacos here--and no European staples such as wheat flour, dairy products, sugar, and domestic pork and beef. The Sioux Chef's healthful plates embrace venison and rabbit, river and lake trout, duck and quail, wild turkey, blueberries, sage, sumac, timpsula or wild turnip, plums, purslane, and abundant wildflowers. Contemporary and authentic, his dishes feature cedar braised bison, griddled wild rice cakes, amaranth crackers with smoked white bean paste, three sisters salad, deviled duck eggs, smoked turkey soup, dried meats, roasted corn sorbet, and hazelnut-maple bites. The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen is a rich education and a delectable introduction to modern indigenous cuisine of the Dakota and Minnesota territories, with a vision and approach to food that travels well beyond those borders"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: ordered 062917
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Sherman Alexie, Yuyi Morales
Description: Thunder Boy Jr. is named after his dad, but he wants a name that's all his own. Just because people call his dad Big Thunder doesn't mean he wants to be Little Thunder. He wants a name that celebrates something cool he's done, like Touch the Clouds, Not Afraid of Ten Thousand Teeth, or Full of Wonder.But just when Thunder Boy Jr. thinks all hope is lost, he and his dad pick the perfect name...a name that is sure to light up the sky.National Book Award-winner Sherman Alexie's lyrical text and Caldecott Honor-winner Yuyi Morales's striking and beautiful illustrations celebrate the special relationship between father and son.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Call Number: World Tri
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Matt Dembicki
Call Number: J FIC Tri
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Gerald Hausman
Call Number: J 398.2 Hau
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Tom Wasinger, Lorain Fox, Dorothy White Horse, Robert Mirabal, Julia Begaye
Call Number: Children Und
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Buffy Sainte-Marie
Call Number: Folk Sai
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Mary Beth Leatherdale, Lisa Charleyboy
Description: Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. #Not Your Princess presents a collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being a Native woman. Stories of abuse, humiliation, and stereotyping are countered by the voices of passionate women making themselves heard and demanding change. Sometimes angry, often reflective, but always strong, the women in this book will give teen readers insight into the lives of women who, for so long, have been virtually invisible.
Call Number: YA 970.004 Not
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2017
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National Fast Food Day (om nom nom)

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November 16th is National Fast Food Day! Use this an excuse to grab yourself a nice burger, taco, or sandwich, and check out one of these great books or movies on fast food and it's culture. 

A Highly Unlikely Scenario, Or A Neetsa Pizza Employee's Guide To Saving The World : A Novel
Rachel Cantor
FIC Can
Hamburger America : A State-By-State Guide To 150 Great Burger Joints [Electronic Resource]
George Motz
Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter : [Includes 200 Fast-Food Chains & Restaurants]
Allan Borushek
613.23 Bor 2009
Healthy Fast Foods
Kim Etingoff
YA 642.1 Eti
Don't Eat This Book : Fast Food And The Super Sizing Of America
Morgan Spurlock
614.5939 Spu
McDonald's: Behind The Arches
John F Love
338.7616 Lov
Eat This, Not That! Restaurant Survival Guide : The No-Diet Weight Loss Solution
David Zinczenko, Matt Goulding
613.2 Zin
Super Size Me [DVD]
Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Bridget Bennett, Lisa Ganjhu, Alexandra Jamieson
647.95 Sup
Famous Nathan : A Family Saga Of Coney Island, The American Dream, And The Search For The Perfect Hot Dog
Lloyd Handwerker
641.66 Han
The Fast Food Diet : Lose Weight And Feel Great Even If You're Too Busy To Eat Right
Stephen T Sinatra, Jim Punkre
613.25 Sin
Famous Nathan [DVD]
Lloyd Handwerker, publisher Film Movement (Firm)
664.6 Fam
The Get With The Program! Guide To Fast Food And Family Restaurants
Bob (Bob W.) Greene
613.2 Gre
Fast Food Maniac : From Arby's To White Castle, One Man's Supersized Obsession With America's Favorite Food
Jon Hein
647.95 Hei
Top Secret Recipes Unlocked : All New Home Clones Of America's Favorite Brand-Name Foods
Todd Wilbur
641.5973 Wil
Fast Food Nation : The Dark Side Of The All-American Meal
Eric Schlosser
394.1 Sch
Ultimate Price Guide To Fast Food Collectibles
Elizabeth Stephan, Ill.) Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago
745.1 Ult
Fast Food Nation [DVD]
Malcolm McLaren, Jeremy Thomas, Eric. Fast food nation Schlosser, Richard Linklater, Wilmer Valderrama
Drama

Rachel Cantor
Description: In the not-too-distant future, competing giant fast food factions rule the world. Leonard works for Neetsa Pizza, the Pythagorean pizza chain, in a lonely but highly surveilled home office, answering calls on his complaints hotline. It’s a boring job, but he likes it—there’s a set answer for every scenario, and he never has to leave the house. Except then he starts getting calls from Marco, who claims to be a thirteenth-century explorer just returned from Cathay. And what do you say to a caller like that? Plus, Neetsa Pizza doesn’t like it when you go off script.
Call Number: FIC Can
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 9, 2017
Allan Borushek
Description: Lists the number of calories, fat grams, and carbohydrates in basic, brand-name, and fast foods.
Call Number: 613.23 Bor 2009
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2017
Morgan Spurlock
Call Number: 614.5939 Spu
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2017
David Zinczenko, Matt Goulding
Description: Loaded with tips on everything from navigating neighborhood restaurant menus to making smart choices in the drive-thru to cutting cash and calories at the country's largest chain restaurants.
Call Number: 613.2 Zin
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2017
Lloyd Handwerker
Description: Beginning with just five feet of counter space on Coney Island in 1916, Nathan's Famous--based on the basic principles of quality ingredients, hard work and a price everyone could afford--soon stretched across the globe, launching the hotdog as an American food staple and Nathan Handwerker to national fame. But the story behind the dog is even tastier. Fleeing Eastern Europe as the shadow of WWI looms large, Nathan arrives in New York with the desire to make a better life, and within two years he sets up a shop of his own, hawking frankfurters for five cents at the beach retreat of Coney Island. As New York booms, so too do Nathan's humble hotdogs. Within ten years he has the whole corner, and a brand that has made Nathan famous. But with success comes difficulties, and Nathan's two sons vie to inherit the family dynasty. Written by Nathan's own grandson it is at once a portrait of a man, a family and the changing face of a nation through a century of promise and progress.--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 641.66 Han
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 9, 2017
Lloyd Handwerker, publisher Film Movement (Firm)
Description: The insider documentary by Lloyd Handwerker, grandson of Nathan Hanwerker, who founded the legendary Brooklyn eatery and iconic New York institution, Nathan's Famous, in Coney Island in 1916. Featuring interviews with extended family, friends and the employees who helped make Nathan's the prototype for fast-food made with quality, love and care. It is also very much a story of labor and a chronicle of the people who spent their lives in the employ of Nathan's.
Call Number: 664.6 Fam
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 9, 2017
Jon Hein
Description: Jon Hein is the ultimate fast food maniac, and in this book he draws on his knowledge of, and love for, both nationwide chains and regional gems, from McDonald's and KFC to In-N-Out Burger and Carvel. He digs into their origin stories; reveals secret menu items; includes best lists for everything from fried chicken and shakes to connoisseur concerns such as straws and biscuits; takes a nostalgic look back at the best giveaways, slogans, and uniforms; and even provides a battle-tested drive-thru strategy. With behind-the-counter looks at places like the Dunkin' Donuts headquarters and Nathan's original hot dog stand, Fast Food Maniac is the definitive, cross-country guide to some of America's best-loved guilty pleasures.
Call Number: 647.95 Hei
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2017
Eric Schlosser
Call Number: 394.1 Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2017
Malcolm McLaren, Jeremy Thomas, Eric. Fast food nation Schlosser, Richard Linklater, Wilmer Valderrama
Description: When a marketing executive for a huge burger chain finds a nasty secret ingredient in their burger recipe, he goes to the ranches and slaughterhouses of Colorado to investigate and finds that the truth is sometimes difficult to swallow.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 8, 2017
George Motz
Description: Profiles one hundred and fifty of the best hamburger joints in the country and documents the rich history of the hamburger itself.
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 9, 2017
Kim Etingoff
Description: Describes how to choose healthy options when having fast food.
Call Number: YA 642.1 Eti
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 9, 2017
John F Love
Call Number: 338.7616 Lov
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 9, 2017
Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Bridget Bennett, Lisa Ganjhu, Alexandra Jamieson
Description: Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock embarks on a journey to find out if fast food is making Americans fat. For 30 days he can't eat or drink anything that isn't on McDonald's menu; he must eat three square meals a day, he must eat everything on the menu at least once and supersize his meal if asked. He treks across the country interviewing a host of experts on fast food and a number of regular folk while downing McDonald's to try and find out why 37% of American are now overweight. Spurlock's grueling diet spirals him into a metamorphosis that will make you think twice about picking up another Big Mac.
Call Number: 647.95 Sup
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 9, 2017
Stephen T Sinatra, Jim Punkre
Call Number: 613.25 Sin
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2017
Bob (Bob W.) Greene
Call Number: 613.2 Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2017
Todd Wilbur
Call Number: 641.5973 Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 9, 2017
Elizabeth Stephan, Ill.) Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago
Call Number: 745.1 Ult
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 9, 2017
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Underrated Sci Fi/Fantasy

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I hear you. You've read all the must-read sci fi and fantasy novels on the best seller lists, and now you're looking for something else to read. Don't worry, we've got you covered. Check out these underrated science fiction and fantasy novels, courtsey of the Tor blog.

Araminta Station
Jack Vance
FIC Van
The Bone Doll's Twin
Lynn Flewelling
FIC Fle
Blind Lake
Robert Charles Wilson
FIC Wil
The Book Of Three
Lloyd. Alexander
J FIC Ale
Caine Black Knife
Matthew Woodring Stover
FIC Sto
The God Stalker Chronicles
P. C. (Patricia C.) Hodgell
FIC Hod
Damnation Alley
Roger Zelazny
FIC Zel
The Humans [Large Print]
Matt Haig
LP FIC Hai
Daughter Of The Empire
Raymond E Feist, Janny Wurts
FIC Fei
The Ladies Of Grace Adieu And Other Stories
Susanna Clarke
FIC Cla
Gun, With Occasional Music
Jonathan Lethem
FIC Let
The Lathe Of Heaven [By] Ursula K. Le Guin
Ursula K. Le Guin
FIC Le G
House Of Stairs
William Sleator
YA FIC Sle
The Lion Of Senet
Jennifer Fallon
FIC Fal
Lamentation
Ken Scholes
FIC Sch
The Mammoth Book Of Future Cops
Maxim Jakubowski, M. (Muncy) Christian
SC SF Mam
Prince Of Thorns
Mark Lawrence
FIC Law
The Mark Of Ran
Paul. 1967- Kearney
FIC Kea
Riddley Walker
Russell Hoban
FIC
The Sparrow [Audiobook]
Mary Doria Russell, David Colacci
FIC Rus
Shakespeare's Landlord
Charlaine Harris
FIC Har
The Speed Of Dark
Elizabeth Moon
FIC Moo
Sweet Silver Blues
Glen Cook
FIC Coo
Way Down Dark
J. P. (James P.) Smythe
YA FIC Smy
The Anubis Gates
Tim Powers
FIC Pow

Jack Vance
Description: Glawen Clattuc is a survivor, with the intelligence and cunning necessary to succeed in the Byzantine society of Araminta Station. In a culture where savage competition for every position in the Houses of Cadwal is natural, Glawen must achieve Status to fulfill his destiny.
Call Number: FIC Van
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Robert Charles Wilson
Call Number: FIC Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Matthew Woodring Stover
Description: A street thug turned superstar and master assassin, Caine has become a living legend because of his single-handed extermination of the fierce Black Knives.
Call Number: FIC Sto
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Roger Zelazny
Call Number: FIC Zel
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Raymond E Feist, Janny Wurts
Description: Mara, a young, untested Ruling Lady of Kelewan, is called upon to lead her people in a heroic struggle for survival. But first she must rally an army of rebel warriors, form a pact with the alien cho-ja and marry the son of a hated enemy. Queen Mara of Acoma vows to avenge the deaths of her brother and father, even if it means killing her own husband.
Call Number: FIC Fei
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Jonathan Lethem
Description: Gumshoe Conrad Metcalf has problems--not the least of which are the rabbit in his waiting room and the trigger-happy kangaroo on his tail. Near-future Oakland is an ominous place where evolved animals function as members of society, the police monitor citizens by their karma levels, and mind-numbing drugs such as Forgettol and Acceptol are all the rage. In this brave new world, Metcalf has been shadowing the wife of an affluent doctor, perhaps falling a little in love with her at the same time. But when the doctor turns up dead, our amiable investigator finds himself caught in the crossfire in a futuristic world that is both funny--and not so funny.
Call Number: FIC Let
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
William Sleator
Description: Five sixteen-year-old orphans of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in a house of endless stairs as subjects for a psychological experiment on conditioned human response.
Call Number: YA FIC Sle
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Ken Scholes
Description: As an ancient weapon destroys the city of Windwir, a young apprentice watches from a nearby hilltop, mourning the death of the city and his father. When Rudolfo, Lord of the Nine Forest Houses, realizes what has happened, he knows for certain that the land will soon be plunged into a devastating war.
Call Number: FIC Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Mark Lawrence
Description: After witnessing the murder of his mother and brother and leading a band of bloodthirsty thugs, Prince Honorous Jorg Ancrath returns to his father's castle and his birthright, but faces treachery and dark magic once he arrives.
Call Number: FIC Law
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Russell Hoban
Call Number: FIC
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Charlaine Harris
Description: When Lily Bard, a reclusive cleaning lady with a penchant for karate, finds and reports a dead body, her shady past and connections to potential perpetrators make her a leading suspect.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Glen Cook
Description: It should have been a simple job. But for Garrett, a human detective in a world of gnomes, tracking down the woman to whom his dead pal Danny left a fortune in silver is no slight task. Even with the aid of Morley, the toughest half-elf around, Garrett isn't sure he'll make it out alive from a land where magic can be murder, the dead still talk, and vampires are always hungry for human blood.
Call Number: FIC Coo
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Tim Powers
Description: A novel of time travel that combines action and adventure with the surreal and bizarre.
Call Number: FIC Pow
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Lynn Flewelling
Call Number: FIC Fle
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Lloyd. Alexander
Description: Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper to a famous oracular sow, sets out on a hazardous mission to save Prydain from the forces of evil.
Call Number: J FIC Ale
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
P. C. (Patricia C.) Hodgell
Call Number: FIC Hod
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Matt Haig
Description: When an extraterrestrial arrives on Earth, his first impressions of humans are less than positive. Taking the form of Professor Andrew Martin at Cambridge University, the visitor is eager to complete his task and hurry back to his own utopian planet. Disgusted by the way humans look, what they eat, their capacity for murder and war, he is equally baffled by the concepts of love and family. But as time goes on, he starts to reconsider.
Call Number: LP FIC Hai
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Susanna Clarke
Description: Presents an anthology of stories set in a mysterious, fantastical version of England populated by petulant princesses, vengeful owls, and endless paths in the dark woods, and features the Duke of Wellington and other colorful characters.
Call Number: FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Ursula K. Le Guin
Description: Many dream of changing the world. But George Orr's dreams do change it--for better or for worse. Made desperate by this unsought power, George consults a psychotherapist who promises to help him. But it soon becomes clear that the scientist has his own plans for George and his dreams. Why not, after all, forge a brave new world--one free from war, disease, overpopulation, and all human misery? But for every man-made dream of utopia, there is a terrifying, unforeseeable consequence; so George must dream and dream again, forever seeking a more perfect future as the very essence of cosmic reality begins to disintegrate.
Call Number: FIC Le G
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Jennifer Fallon
Call Number: FIC Fal
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Maxim Jakubowski, M. (Muncy) Christian
Call Number: SC SF Mam
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Paul. 1967- Kearney
Call Number: FIC Kea
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Mary Doria Russell, David Colacci
Description: The sole survivor of a crew sent to explore a new planet, Jesuit priest Emilio Sandoz discovers an alien civilization that raises questions about the very essence of humanity, an encounter that leads Sandoz to a public inquisition and the destruction of his faith.
Call Number: FIC Rus
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
Elizabeth Moon
Call Number: FIC Moo
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
J. P. (James P.) Smythe
Description: Seventeen-year-old Chan, whose ancestors left a dying Earth hundreds of years ago, lives on the violent interstellar transport ship Australia, filled with murderous gangs and twisted cults, but Chan's discovery of a possible way to return the Australia toEarth, which may still be uninhabitable, puts her life and those of her loved ones in terrible danger.
Call Number: YA FIC Smy
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 24, 2017
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Best YA books of 2017

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Young adult books aren't just for teens anymore - everyone reads it, everyone loves it. Check out these hottest YA pics for 2017!

A Good Idea
Cristina Moracho
YA FIC Mor
Gem & Dixie
Sara Zarr
YA FIC Zar
Alex And Eliza : A Love Story
Melissa De la Cruz
YA FIC De L
Get It Together, Delilah
Erin Gough
YA FIC Gou
Allegedly : A Novel
Tiffany D. Jackson
YA FIC Jac
Girls Made Of Snow And Glass
Melissa Bashardoust
YA FIC ordered 091417
And We're Off
Dana Schwartz
YA FIC Sch
History Is All You Left Me
Adam Silvera
YA FIC Sil
At The Edge Of The Universe
Shaun David Hutchinson
YA FIC Hut
How To Make A Wish
Ashley Herring Blake
YA FIC Bla
Because You Love To Hate Me : 13 Tales Of Villainy
editor Ameriie
YA FIC Bec
Little Wrecks
Meredith Miller
YA FIC Mil
By Your Side
Kasie West
YA FIC Wes
Maresi
Maria Turtschaninoff
YA FIC Tur
Caraval [Audiobook]
Stephanie Garber, Rebecca Soler
YA FIC Gar
Ramona Blue
Julie Murphy
YA FIC Mur
Carve The Mark [Audiobook]
Veronica Roth, Austin Butler, Emily Rankin
YA FIC Rot
Speak Of Me As I Am
Sonia Belasco
YA FIC Bel
Defy The Stars
Claudia Gray
YA FIC Gra
The Gallery Of Unfinished Girls
Lauren Karcz
YA FIC Kar
Empress Of A Thousand Skies
Rhoda Belleza
YA FIC Bel
This Is Really Happening : True Stories
Erin Chack
YA B Cha
Feral Youth
Shaun David Hutchinson, Suzanne Young, Marieke Nijkamp, Robin Talley, Stephanie Kuehn
YA FIC ordered 091417
Windfall
Jennifer E Smith
YA FIC Smi
Fireblood
Elly Blake
YA FIC ordered 081017
You Don't Know Me But I Know You
Rebecca Barrow
YA FIC Bar
Geekerella : A Fangirl Fairy Tale
Ashley Poston
YA FIC Pos
The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas
YA FIC Tho

Cristina Moracho
Description: "A girl returns to her small hometown in Maine seeking revenge for the death of her childhood best friend."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Melissa De la Cruz
Call Number: YA FIC De L
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Tiffany D. Jackson
Description: Mary B. Addison killed a baby. Allegedly. She didn't say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: A white baby had died while under the care of a church-going black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But did she do it? She wouldn't say. Mary survived six years in baby jail before being dumped in a group home. The house isn't really "home" -- no place where you fear for your life can be considered a home. Home is Ted, who she meets on assignment at a nursing home. There wasn't a point to setting the record straight before, but now she's got Ted -- and their unborn child -- to think about. When the state threatens to take her baby, Mary must find the voice to fight her past. And her fate lies in the hands of the one person she distrusts the most: her Momma. No one knows the real Momma. But who really knows the real Mary?
Call Number: YA FIC Jac
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Dana Schwartz
Description: Seventeen-year-old Nora Holmes is an artist, a painter from the moment she could hold a brush. She inherited the skill from her grandfather, Robert, who's always nurtured Nora's talent and encouraged her to follow her passion. Still, Nora is shocked and elated when Robert offers her a gift: an all-expenses-paid summer trip to Europe to immerse herself in the craft and to study history's most famous artists. The only catch? Nora has to create an original piece of artwork at every stop and send it back to her grandfather. It's a no-brainer: Nora is in! Unfortunately, Nora's mother, Alice, is less than thrilled about the trip. She worries about what the future holds for her young, idealistic daughter and her opinions haven't gone unnoticed. Nora couldn't feel more unsupported by her mother, and in the weeks leading up to the trip, the women are as disconnected as they've ever been. But seconds after saying goodbye to Alice at the airport terminal, Nora hears a voice call out: "Wait! Stop! I'm coming with you!"
Call Number: YA FIC Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Shaun David Hutchinson
Description: When his best friend-turned-boyfriend goes missing and seems to be remembered by nobody else, Ozzie begins to believe that the universe is shrinking and forges ties with a new friend while struggling to figure out what is happening.
Call Number: YA FIC Hut
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
editor Ameriie
Description: A collection of classic fairy tales and stories, from Medusa to Sherlock Holmes, retold from the villains' points of view by teams of authors and "BookTubers."
Call Number: YA FIC Bec
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Kasie West
Description: When Autumn finds herself accidentally locked in the library all weekend with Dax, a loner with a bad reputaton, she is surprised at the connection that develops between them.
Call Number: YA FIC Wes
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Stephanie Garber, Rebecca Soler
Description: "Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their ruthless father. Now Scarlett's father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the legendary, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over. But this year, Scarlett's long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor who she has just met, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval's mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season's Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Gar
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Veronica Roth, Austin Butler, Emily Rankin
Description: On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not--their gifts make them vulnerable to others' control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world? Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra's currentgift gives her pain and power--something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother's hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows. Akos is from the peace-loving nation of Thuvhe, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Though protected by his unusual currentgift, once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get his brother out alive--no matter what the cost. When Akos is thrust into Cyra's world, the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. They must decide to help each other to survive--or to destroy one another.
Call Number: YA FIC Rot
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Claudia Gray
Description: Teenaged soldier Noemi and an enemy robot, Abel, who is programmed to obey her commands, set out on an interstellar quest to save her home planet, Earth colony Genesis.
Call Number: YA FIC Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Rhoda Belleza
Description: Rhee, also known as Crown Princess Rhiannon Ta'an, is the sole surviving heir to a powerful dynasty. She'll stop at nothing to avenge her family and claim her throne. Aly has risen above his war refugee origins to find fame as the dashing star of a DroneVision show. But when he's falsely accused of killing Rhee, he's forced to prove his innocence to save his reputation - and his life. With planets on the brink of war, Rhee and Aly are thrown together to confront a ruthless evil that threatens the fate of the entire galaxy.
Call Number: YA FIC Bel
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Shaun David Hutchinson, Suzanne Young, Marieke Nijkamp, Robin Talley, Stephanie Kuehn
Description: Follows ten teens who are left alone in the wilderness amid a three-day survival test.
Call Number: YA FIC ordered 091417
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Elly Blake
Description: Ruby leaves her beloved Arcus and travels to her mother's homeland of Sudesia, where she must pass a series of trials in order to hone her control of fire and become a Fireblood master, gaining the trust of the wary Fireblood queen and access to the knowledge that will allow her to defeat the destructive Minax.
Call Number: YA FIC ordered 081017
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Ashley Poston
Call Number: YA FIC Pos
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Sara Zarr
Description: After their father returns unexpectedly, Gem organizes a short trip with her sister Dixie in order to avoid him.
Call Number: YA FIC Zar
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Erin Gough
Description: Seventeen-year-old Delilah Green is doing her best to deal with a chaotic life--she is running the family café, The Flywheel, by herself because her father is on a vacation trying to get over his wife deserting him; she is getting flack at school because she is a lesbian, and one of the "in-girls" has started to come on to her, and she is hopelessly attracted to a girl named Rosa, who dances the flamenco outside the café every evening.
Call Number: YA FIC Gou
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Melissa Bashardoust
Description: "At sixteen, Mina's mother is dead, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone--has never beat at all, in fact, but she'd always thought that fact normal. She never guessed that her father cut out her heart and replaced it with one of glass. When she moves to Whitespring Castle and sees its king for the first time, Mina forms a plan: win the king's heart with her beauty, become queen, and finally know love. The only catch is that she'll have to become a stepmother. Fifteen-year-old Lynet looks just like her late mother, and one day she discovers why: a magician created her out of snow in the dead queen's image, at her father's order. But despite being the dead queen made flesh, Lynet would rather be like her fierce and regal stepmother, Mina. She gets her wish when her father makes Lynet queen of the southern territories, displacing Mina. Now Mina is starting to look at Lynet with something like hatred, and Lynet must decide what to do--and who to be--to win back the only mother she's ever known...or else defeat her once and for all. Entwining the stories of both Lynet and Mina in the past and present, Girls Made of Snow and Glass traces the relationship of two young women doomed to be rivals from the start. Only one can win all, while the other must lose everything--unless both can find a way to reshape themselves and their story"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC ordered 091417
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Adam Silvera
Description: Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But when Theo dies in a drowning accident, the future he's been imagining for himself is gone. To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. As Griffin loses himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, the secrets he's been keeping are tearing him apart.
Call Number: YA FIC Sil
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Ashley Herring Blake
Description: "A small town pianist ponders a new life away from her embarassing mother when a beautiful girl shows up and changes everything"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Meredith Miller
Description: Aware of the secrets, indifference, and violence toward women that occur within their Long Island town, three girls begin fighting against the abuse and discrimination until an opportunity challenges their bonds and determination to leave.Ruth, Magda, and Isabel can see beneath the seemingly perfect exterior of Highbone, Long Island. They know each house is filled with secrets, indifference, and violence. Each girl has reached a breaking point. They are determined to fight every condescending comment, every unwelcome touch, and every lie they've been told. But they are keeping secrets from each other, and as they drift apart they might not be able to save each other-- or themselves.
Call Number: YA FIC Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Maria Turtschaninoff
Description: As thirteen-year-old novice Maresi awaits the call to serve in one of the houses of the idyllic Red Abbey, a new arrival with a dark past requires Maresi to act in order to protect her new sister and the Abbey.
Call Number: YA FIC Tur
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Julie Murphy
Call Number: YA FIC Mur
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Sonia Belasco
Description: Damon and Melanie, two teenagers who have lost loved ones, meet and help each other grieve, but as their friendship deepens into romance, things get complicated fast.
Call Number: YA FIC Bel
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Lauren Karcz
Description: Mercedes Moreno is an artist. At least, she thinks she could be, even though she hasn't been able to paint anything worthwhile in the past year. Her lack of inspiration might be because her abuela is in a coma. Or the fact that Mercedes is in love with her best friend, Victoria, but is too afraid to admit her true feelings. Despite Mercedes's creative block, art starts to show up in unexpected ways. A piano appears on her front lawn one morning, and a mysterious new neighbor invites Mercedes to paint with her at the Red Mangrove Estate. At the Estate, Mercedes can create in ways she hasn't ever before. But Mercedes can't take anything out of the Estate, including her new-found clarity. Mercedes can't live both lives forever, and ultimately she must choose between this perfect world of art and truth and a much messier reality.
Call Number: YA FIC Kar
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Erin Chack
Description: The Buzzfeed senior editor reflects on the highs and lows of the millennial experience, sharing such stories as escaping a bear attack and her battle with cancer at nineteen.
Call Number: YA B Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Jennifer E Smith
Call Number: YA FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Rebecca Barrow
Description: There's a box in the back of Audrey's closet that she rarely thinks about. Inside is a letter, seventeen years old, from a mother she's never met, handed to her by the woman she's called Mom her whole life. Being adopted, though, is just one piece in the puzzle of Audrey's life -- the picture painstakingly put together by Audrey herself, consisting not only of the greatest family ever but of a snarky, loyal, sometimes infuriating best friend Rose, and a sweet, smart musician boyfriend, Julian. But when Audrey realizes that she's pregnant, she feels something -- a tightly sealed box in the closet corners of her heart -- crack open, spilling her dormant fears and unanswered questions all over the life she loves. Almost two decades ago, a girl in Audrey's situation made a choice, one that started Audrey's entire story. Now Audrey is paralyzed by her own what-ifs and terrified by the distance she feels growing between her and her best friend Rose. Down every possible path is a different unfamiliar version of her life, and as she weighs the options in her mind, she starts to wonder -- what does it even mean to be Audrey Spencer?
Call Number: YA FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Angie Thomas
Description: After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.
Call Number: YA FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 9, 2017
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The many, many sides of Jane Austen

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"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." 

Jane Austen, despite her small repetoire, is one of the most beloved authors in the world. Check out all of her works, plus the many adaptions she has inspired.

Austenland : A Novel [E-book]
Shannon Hale
Mansfield Park [Audiobook]
Jane Austen, Wanda McCaddon
FIC Aus
Bride & Prejudice [DVD]
Deepak Nayar, Anupam Kher, Namrata Shirodkar, Daniel Gillies, Indira Varma
Music
Mansfield Park [DVD]
Suzan Harrison, Maggie Wadey, Iain B Macdonald, Billie Piper, Jemma Redgrave
Drama
Bridget Jones's Diary [DVD]
Helen Fielding, Andrew Davies, Richard Curtis, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner
Comedy
Mr. Darcy Takes A Wife : Pride And Prejudice Continues
Linda Berdoll, Jane Austen
FIC Ber
Clueless [DVD]
Amy Heckerling, Scott Rudin, Robert Lawrence, Bill Pope, Alicia Silverstone
Comedy
Murder At Mansfield Park [Large Print]
Lynn Shepherd, Jane Austen
LP FIC She
Death Comes To Pemberley [DVD]
Dan Percival, David M. Thompson, Eliza Mellor, Juliette Towhidi, Matthew Rhys
Drama
Northanger Abbey [Electronic Resource]
Jane Austen, Donada Peters
Eligible : A Novel
Curtis Sittenfeld, Jane Austen
FIC Sit
Old Friends And New Fancies : An Imaginary Sequel To The Novels Of Jane Austen
Sybil G Brinton, Jane Austen
FIC Bri
Jane Austen On Love And Romance
Jane Austen, Constance Moore
823.09 Aus
Persuasion [E-book]
Jane Austen
Jane Bites Back
Michael Thomas Ford
FIC For
Pride And Prejudice : An Annotated Edition
Jane Austen, Patricia Meyer Spacks
823.09 Aus
Lady Susan ; The Watsons ; Sanditon
Jane Austen, Margaret Drabble, Jane Austen, Jane Austen
FIC Aus
Sanditon [Large Print]
Jane Austen, Anne Telscombe
LP FIC Aus
Longbourn [Large Print]
Jo Baker, Jane Austen
LP FIC Bak
Sense And Sensibility And Sea Monsters
Ben H Winters, Jane Austen, Eugene. ill Smith
FIC Win
Lost In Austen : Create Your Own Jane Austen Adventure
Emma Campbell Webster, Jane Austen
FIC Cam
The Annotated Emma
Jane Austen, David M Shapard
823.09 Aus
Lost In Austen [DVD]
Kate McKerrell, Guy Andrews, Dan Zeff, Jemima Rooper, Alex Kingston
Comedy

Shannon Hale
Description: Because her obsession with Jane Austen's Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of "Pride and Prejudice," is ruining her love life, Jane Hayes is delighted when she gets the chance to take a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Deepak Nayar, Anupam Kher, Namrata Shirodkar, Daniel Gillies, Indira Varma
Description: Based on Jane Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, with a Bollywood twist. In Ammritsar, the determined Mrs. Bakshi sets out to find matches for her four daughters. Second sister, Lalita, meets American Will Darcy - is it love?
Call Number: Music
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Helen Fielding, Andrew Davies, Richard Curtis, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner
Description: In Fielding's reinterpretation of Austen's Pride and Prejudice, slightly overweight 30-something London single woman Bridget Jones (Zellweger) is goodhearted, insecure, bumbling, and desperate-to-be-attached. On New Year's Day Bridget resolves to cut down on alcohol, cigarettes, and sweets, lose 20 pounds, and find a man, all while recording her progress and thoughts in a journal. She soon catches the eye of Daniel Cleaver (Grant) and Mark Darcy (Firth)-- and must discover whether either man is her Mr. Right.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Amy Heckerling, Scott Rudin, Robert Lawrence, Bill Pope, Alicia Silverstone
Description: 15-year-old Cher, the matchmaking Beverly Hills High schooler, has shopping and boys on her mind. She leads a hectic lifestyle but keeps it all together until she starts to fall in love and finds she's 'clueless'. A loose adaptation of Jane Austen's 19th-century comedy of manners Emma.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Dan Percival, David M. Thompson, Eliza Mellor, Juliette Towhidi, Matthew Rhys
Description: Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married and with two young sons, are preparing for the lavish annual ball at their magnificent Pemberley home.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Curtis Sittenfeld, Jane Austen
Description: Returning with her sister, Jane, to their Ohio hometown when their father falls ill, New York magazine editor Lizzy Bennett confronts challenges in the form of her younger sisters' football fangirl antics, a creepy cousin's unwanted attentions and the infuriating standoffish manners of a handsome neurosurgeon. --Publisher
Call Number: FIC Sit
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Jane Austen, Constance Moore
Call Number: 823.09 Aus
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Michael Thomas Ford
Description: Two hundred years after her death, Jane Austen is still surrounded by the literature she loves--but now it's because she's the owner of Flyleaf Books in a sleepy college town in Upstate New York--and a vampire, too. Suddenly in the spotlight, she must hide her real identity--and fend off a dark man from her past while juggling two modern suitors.
Call Number: FIC For
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Jane Austen, Margaret Drabble, Jane Austen, Jane Austen
Call Number: FIC Aus
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Jo Baker, Jane Austen
Description: Here are the Bennets as we have never known them: seen through the eyes of those scrubbing the floors, cooking the meals, emptying the chamber pots. Our heroine is Sarah, an orphaned housemaid beginning to chafe against the boundaries of her class. When the militia marches into town, a new footman arrives under mysterious circumstances, and Sarah finds herself the object of the attentions of an ambitious young former slave working at neighboring Netherfield Hall, the carefully choreographed world downstairs at Longbourn threatens to be completely, perhaps irrevocably, up-ended. From the stern but soft-hearted housekeeper to the starry-eyed kitchen maid, these new characters come vividly to life in this already beloved world.
Call Number: LP FIC Bak
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Emma Campbell Webster, Jane Austen
Call Number: FIC Cam
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Kate McKerrell, Guy Andrews, Dan Zeff, Jemima Rooper, Alex Kingston
Description: Amanda Price gets propelled into the scheming 19th century world of Pride and Prejudice while the book's Elizabeth Bennet is hurled into hers. As the plot unfolds, Amanda triggers new romantic twists and turns as she tries to help the Bennet sisters nab husbands and even manages to captivate the tantalizing Mr. Darcy. But what about Elizabeth, and what will become of one of the world's greatest love stories?
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Jane Austen, Wanda McCaddon
Description: Mansfield Park is the study of three families: the Bertrams, the Crawfords, and the Prices. At its center is Fanny Price, a poor relation adopted into the family of her rich uncle Thomas Bertram, and condescendingly treated. Only her cousin Edmund, a young clergyman, appreciates her fine qualities, and Fanny falls in love with him. Unfortunately, he is drawn to the shallow and worldly Mary Crawford. Fanny's quiet passivity, steadfast loyalty, and natural goodness are matched against the wit and brilliance of her lovely rival. Jane Austen skillfully uses her characters' emotional relationships to explore the social and moral values by which they attempt to order their lives.
Call Number: FIC Aus
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Suzan Harrison, Maggie Wadey, Iain B Macdonald, Billie Piper, Jemma Redgrave
Description: Fanny Price goes to live with prosperous relatives at Mansfield Park. Fanny navigates a labyrinth of intrigues and affairs among the occupants of the house, while her cousin Edmund Bertram remains her stalwart confidant.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Linda Berdoll, Jane Austen
Call Number: FIC Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Lynn Shepherd, Jane Austen
Description: In this ingenious twist on Mansfield Park, the famously meek Fanny Price has been utterly transformed; she is now a wealthy heiress who is spoiled, condescending, and generally hated throughout the county. Mary Crawford, on the other hand is as good as Fanny is bad. It's only after Fanny is murdered on the grounds of Mansfield Park that Mary comes into her own teaming up with a thief-taker from London to solve the crime.
Call Number: LP FIC She
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Jane Austen, Donada Peters
Description: When Catherine Morland, a country clergyman's daughter, is invited to spend a season in Bath with the fashionable high society, little does she imagine the delights and perils that await her. Captivated and disconcerted by what she finds, and introduced to the joys of 'Gothic novels' by her new friend, Isabella, Catherine longs for mystery and romance. When she is invited to stay with the beguiling Henry Tilney and his family at Northanger Abbey, she expects mystery and intrigue at every turn. However, the truth turns out to be even stranger than fiction.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Sybil G Brinton, Jane Austen
Call Number: FIC Bri
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Jane Austen
Description: The last novel completed by Jane Austen before she died in her early forties, Persuasion is often thought to be the story of the author's own lost love. The book's heroine, Anne Elliot, encounters Frederick Wentworth, the man to whom she was once engaged when he was a young naval officer. Now a captain, Wentworth is courting the rash young Louisa Musgrove.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Jane Austen, Patricia Meyer Spacks
Call Number: 823.09 Aus
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Jane Austen, Anne Telscombe
Call Number: LP FIC Aus
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Ben H Winters, Jane Austen, Eugene. ill Smith
Description: The Dashwood sisters are evicted from their childhood home and sent to live on a mysterious island full of savage creatures and dark secrets. While sensible Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars, her romantic sister Marianne is courted by both the handsome Willoughby and the hideous man-monster Colonel Brandon. Can the Dashwood sisters triumph over meddlesome matriarchs and unscrupulous rogues to find true love? Or will they fall prey to the tentacles that are forever snapping at their heels?
Call Number: FIC Win
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Jane Austen, David M Shapard
Description: From David Shapard comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen's Emma that makes her beloved tale of an endearingly inept matchmaker an even more satisfying read. Here is the complete text of the novel with more than 2,200 annotations on facing pages, including: explanations of historical context; citations from Austen's life, letters, and other writings; definitions and clarifications; literary comments and analysis; maps of places in the novel; an introduction, bibliography, and detailed chronology of events; and nearly 200 informative illustrations. Filled with fascinating information about everything from the social status of spinsters and illegitimate children to the shopping habits of fashionable ladies to English attitudes toward gypsies, David M. Shapard's Annotated Emma brings Austen's world into richer focus--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 823.09 Aus
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
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Internet Safety

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The internet can seem like a dark and scary place. And what's the deal with hackers and email threats? These books will help guide you through the maze of the internet and keep you informed.

A Parent's Guide To Understanding Social Media : Helping Your Teenager Navigate Life Online
Mark Oestreicher, Adam McLane
004.678 Oes
Logged On And Tuned Out : A Nontechie's Guide To Parenting A Tech-Savvy Generation
Vicki Courtney
248.845 Cou
A Smart Girl's Guide To The Internet : How To Connect With Friends, Find What You Need, And Stay Safe Online
Sharon Cindrich, Ali Douglass
J 004.67 Cin
Love @ First Click : The Ultimate Guide To Online Dating
Laurie Davis
306.73 Dav
AARP Facebook : Tech To Connect [Large Print]
Marsha Collier
LP 006.754 Col
Malware, Rootkits & Botnets : A Beginner's Guide
Christopher C Elisan
005.8 Eli
Cyberphobia : Identity, Trust, Security And The Internet
Edward Lucas
364.168 Luc
Mobile Device Security For Dummies
Rich Campagna, Sibbu Iyer, Ashwin Krishnan
005.8 Cam
Cybersafe : Protecting And Empowering Kids In The Digital World Of Texting, Gaming, And Social Media
Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe
004.678 OKe
Safety On The Internet
Lucia Raatma
J 004.67 Raa
Cybersecurity
Melissa Higgins, Michael Regan
YA 364.168 Hig
Sams Teach Yourself Ebay In 10 Minutes
Michael Miller
025.0638 Mil
Digital Assassination : Protecting Your Reputation, Brand, Or Business Against Online Attacks
Richard Torrenzano, Mark Davis
005 Tor
Super Smart Information Strategies. Online Etiquette And Safety
Phyllis Cornwall
J 004.67 Cor
Downloading Copyrighted Stuff From The Internet : Stealing Or Fair Use?
Sherri Mabry Gordon
346.7304 Gor
The Berenstain Bears' Computer Trouble
Jan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain
E Ber
Hacked Again
Scott N Schober, Jon Leiberman
364.168 Sch
The Internet Book Of Life : Use The Web To Grow Richer, Smarter, Healthier, And Happier
Irene E. McDermott
025.04 McD
Hacking Exposed Mobile : Security Secrets & Solutions
Neil Bergman, Mike Stanfield, Jason Rouse, Joel Scambray
005.8 Ber
The Offensive Internet : Speech, Privacy, And Reputation
Saul Levmore, Martha Craven Nussbaum
343.7309 Off
Hacking For Dummies
Kevin Beaver, Richard Stiennon
005.8 Bea 2016
The Smart Girl's Guide To Privacy : Practical Tips For Staying Safe Online
Violet Blue
323.448 Blu
How Personal & Internet Security Works
Preston Gralla
005.8 Gra
Thinking Critically : Online Privacy
Christine Wilcox
YA 323.448 Wil
Information Insecurity : Privacy Under Siege
Brendan January
YA 323.448 Jan
Thinking Critically : Social Networking
Andrea C. Nakaya
YA 006.754 Nak
Internet Safety
Nick Hunter
005.8 Hun
Using The Internet Safely For Seniors For Dummies [Large Print]
Linda Criddle, Nancy Muir
LP 005.8 Cri
iRules : What Every Tech-Healthy Family Needs To Know About Selfies, Sexting, Gaming, And Growing Up
Janell Burley Hofmann
004.678 Hof
Virtual Unreality : Just Because The Internet Told You, How Do You Know It's True?
Charles Seife
025.04 Sei
Learning About Privacy
Martha E. H. (Martha Elizabeth Hillman) Rustad, Gail Saunders-Smith, JoAnne DeLurey Reed
J 323.448 Rus

Mark Oestreicher, Adam McLane
Description: With each passing day, teenagers' lives become increasingly intertwined with social media. How can you as a parent stay informedand involved in healthy ways? How can you help your son or daughtermake wise decisions and remain safe online? A Parent's Guide to Understanding Social Media will equip you to have meaningful conversations with your teenager about the best, wisest ways to get connected while staying safe.--P. [4] of cover.
Call Number: 004.678 Oes
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Sharon Cindrich, Ali Douglass
Description: A guide to using the Internet safely and effectively discusses privacy; dealing with parents; using email, instant messenger, and blogs; coping with cyberbullying; and downloading music legally.
Call Number: J 004.67 Cin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Marsha Collier
Description: Whether you're a current Facebook member or ready to join the world's largest social network, this guide gives you the know-how to get the most out of your experience--quickly and safely. It shows you how easy it is to set up your account, create your profile, connect with friends and family, share photos, join groups for all your interests, and much more. You'll also find helpful tips and inspiring stories from other 50+ users who used the site to stay connected and have a little fun.
Call Number: LP 006.754 Col
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Edward Lucas
Call Number: 364.168 Luc
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe
Call Number: 004.678 OKe
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Melissa Higgins, Michael Regan
Call Number: YA 364.168 Hig
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Richard Torrenzano, Mark Davis
Description: "Two leading reputation experts reveal how the internet is being used to destroy brands, reputations and even lives, and how to fight back. From false Wikipedia entries, to fake YouTube videos, to Facebook lynch mobs, everyone from CEOs to fashion models, journalists to politicians, restaurateurs to doctors, is open to character assassination in the burgeoning realm of digital media. Two top media experts recount vivid tales of character attacks, provide specific advice on how to counter them, and how to turn the tables on the attackers. Having spent decades preparing for and coping with these issues, Richard Torrenzano and Mark Davis share their secrets on dealing with problems at the top of today's news. Torrenzano and Davis also take a step back to look at how the past might inform our future thinking about character assassination, from the slander wars between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton, to predictions on what the end of privacy will mean for civilization"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 005 Tor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Sherri Mabry Gordon
Call Number: 346.7304 Gor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Scott N Schober, Jon Leiberman
Description: Hacked Again details the ins and outs of cybersecurity expert and CEO of a wireless security tech firm, Scott Schober, as he struggles to understand the motives and mayhem behind his being hacked. As a small business owner, family man, and tech pundit, Scott finds himself leading a compromised life. By day, he runs a successful security company and reports on the latest cyber breaches in the hopes of offering solace and security tips to millions of viewers. But, when a mysterious hacker begins to steal thousands from his bank account, go through his trash, and take over his social media identity, Scott stands to lose everything he has worked so hard for. Amidst the backdrop of major breaches, Scott shares tips and best practices for all consumers. Most importantly, he shares his own story of being hacked repeatedly and how he has come to realize that the only thing as important as his own cybersecurity is that of his readers and viewers.--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 364.168 Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Neil Bergman, Mike Stanfield, Jason Rouse, Joel Scambray
Description: Hacking Exposed Mobile focuses on the security of applications running on mobile devices, specifically mobile phones. This book focuses on Android OS, as well as operating systems from Microsoft and Apple. As businesses rush their mobile products to market and conduct business transactions via mobile devices, vast new security risks, vulnerabilities, and exploits are of great concern. This book addresses all of these issues and provides proven solutions for securing mobile applications and payment systems. It offers strategies for preventing, detecting, and remediating common technology and architecture weaknesses and maintaining tight security controls permanently.--Excerpted from publisher.
Call Number: 005.8 Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Kevin Beaver, Richard Stiennon
Description: Until you can think like a bad guy and recognize the vulnerabilities in your system, you can't build an effective plan to keep your information secure. The book helps you stay on top of the security game!
Call Number: 005.8 Bea 2016
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Preston Gralla
Call Number: 005.8 Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Brendan January
Description: The Internet gives us information, communication options, shopping opportunities, entertainment, and much more---all at the touch of a fingertip and much of it for free. But in exchange for these benefits, we may be losing a basic right: the right to privacy. By clicking to accept website user agreements, we often allow companies to track our activities online and to share our data with outside groups. In addition, the police and government agencies can also track people online---and this tracking is sometimes done secretly, without user agreements or search warrants. Privacy laws and the US Constitution are supposed to protect privacy in the United States, as are laws and conventions in other parts of the world. But judicial and legal systems have not kept pace with technology. Until laws catch up, users enter a legal gray area when they communicate digitally---an arena in which their most private conversations might not be protected from intrusion. Such intrusion can be dangerous: government agencies can use information obtained via digital spying to harass, arrest, or imprison citizens. Other groups can use private digital data to discriminate in banking, retail, housing, and other businesses. Around the world, critics are sounding the alarm about digital privacy. Many have called for stricter controls on data tracking. What rights do you have when it comes to privacy online? How can you be a smart cyber citizen and protect your personal digital data? These questions are at the heart of the Internet privacy debate.
Call Number: YA 323.448 Jan
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Nick Hunter
Call Number: 005.8 Hun
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Janell Burley Hofmann
Description: "As Janell Burley Hofmann, mother of five, wrapped her 13-year-old's iPhone on Christmas Eve, she was overwhelmed by questions: "Will my children learn to sit and wonder without Googling? Should I know their passwords for online accounts? Will they experience the value of personal connection without technology?" To address her concerns, she outlined boundaries and expectations in a contract for her son to sign upon receiving his first cell phone. When Hofmann's editor at The Huffington Post posted the contract, now known as iRules, it resonated on a massive scale and went viral, resulting in a tsunami of media coverage and requests. It quickly became apparent that people across the country were hungry for more. In iRules, Hofmann provides families with the tools they need to find a balance between technology and human interaction through a philosophy she calls Slow Tech Parenting. In the book, she educates parents about the online culture tweens and teens enter the minute they go online, exploring issues like cyberbullying, friend fail, and sexting, as well as helping parents create their own iRules contracts to fit their families' needs. As funny and readable as it is prescriptive, iRules will help parents figure out when to unplug and how to stay in sync with the changing world of technology, while teaching their children self-respect, integrity, and responsibility"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 004.678 Hof
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Martha E. H. (Martha Elizabeth Hillman) Rustad, Gail Saunders-Smith, JoAnne DeLurey Reed
Description: "Introduces readers to the concept of privacy, especially related to the Internet and online safety, such as creating a safe password. Includes a hands-on activity related to media literacy"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 323.448 Rus
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Vicki Courtney
Call Number: 248.845 Cou
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Laurie Davis
Description: Explains the online dating process, from choosing the right site to creating a profile to sorting through matches, while also offering safety tips and advice on preparing for a first date.
Call Number: 306.73 Dav
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Christopher C Elisan
Call Number: 005.8 Eli
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Rich Campagna, Sibbu Iyer, Ashwin Krishnan
Call Number: 005.8 Cam
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Lucia Raatma
Call Number: J 004.67 Raa
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Michael Miller
Call Number: 025.0638 Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Phyllis Cornwall
Description: Introduces proper online etiquette and safety for children, including cyberbullies, limiting personal information, and being responsible.
Call Number: J 004.67 Cor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Jan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain
Description: When Papa brings home a computer, the whole family is soon spending all day, every day staring at the screen, which means it is up to Papa to get the Berenstains back into the real world.
Call Number: E Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Irene E. McDermott
Description: "No matter what the goal might be, from financial management and vacation planning to finishing homework and keeping in touch, there are quality Web resources available for free that can help individuals and families--if they know where to look. But who has time to find and evaluate them? This comprehensive, handy guide offers an easy shortcut to all the websites, blogs, online tools, and mobile phone apps that help real people make wise decisions in many aspects of modern living. Each chapter addresses real-life family dilemmas such as how to fix a car, how to find the best price for baby diapers, and even how to find a clinical trial that might save a life."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 025.04 McD
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Saul Levmore, Martha Craven Nussbaum
Call Number: 343.7309 Off
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Violet Blue
Description: "Discusses how to protect personal information from online privacy violations. Covers how to set and store secure passwords, monitor online visibility, safely use social media and apps, and create online profiles. Contains emergency instructions for those who have been hacked or had their identity, phone, or laptop stolen"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 323.448 Blu
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Christine Wilcox
Call Number: YA 323.448 Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Andrea C. Nakaya
Description: Looks at questions related to social networking and its place in society, providing writings from opposing viewpoints intended to encourage critical thinking on how they relate to society, the individual, privacy, and teen safety.
Call Number: YA 006.754 Nak
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Linda Criddle, Nancy Muir
Description: Isn't the internet amazing? But, oh, the risks you've heard about - identity theft, e-mail scams, phony medical information, and more. Here's the guide you need to avoid the hazards with confidence, so you can shop, visit, invest, explore, pay bills, and do dozens of other things online more securely. Experts show you how to keep your computer virus-free, use social networking sites safely, protect your personal information, and keep your grandchildren safe online.
Call Number: LP 005.8 Cri
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
Charles Seife
Description: Seife takes us into the Internet information jungle and cuts a path through the trickery, fakery, and cyber skullduggery that the online world enables. Taking on everything from breaking news coverage and online dating to program trading and that eccentric and unreliable source that is Wikipedia, Seife arms his readers with actual tools--or weapons--for discerning truth from fiction online--Excerpted from publisher.
Call Number: 025.04 Sei
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2017
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Now Trending...Simple Living

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Looking for ways to simplify your life, or just hearing about simple living and interested to learn more, start here to see what it's all about!

100 Ways To Simplify Your Life
Joyce Meyer
248.4 Mey
The Art Of Stillness : Adventures In Going Nowhere
Pico Iyer, Eydis Einarsdóttir
302.231 Iye
Clutterfree With Kids
Joshua Becker
648 Bec
The Big Tiny : A Built-It-Myself Memoir
Dee Williams
643.2 Wil
Do Less : A Minimalist Guide To A Simplified, Organized, And Happy Life
Rachel Jonat
646.7 Jon
The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up : The Japanese Art Of Decluttering And Organizing
Marie Kondō, Cathy Hirano
648 Kon
Essentialism : The Disciplined Pursuit Of Less
Greg McKeown
153.83 McK
The Paradox Of Choice : Why More Is Less
Barry Schwartz
153.83 Sch
Minimalism: A Documentary About The Important Things [DVD]
Matt D'Avella, Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus, Minimalists (Firm), Catalyst (Organization)
304.23 Min
The Simple Living Guide : A Sourcebook For Less Stressful, More Joyful Living
Janet Luhrs
640.42 Luh
Mole Had Everything
Jamison Odone
E Odo
The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan For Financial Fitness [E-book]
Dave Ramsey
Simple Matters : Living With Less And Ending Up With More
Erin Boyle
648.5 Boy
Walden : Or, Life In The Woods : And, On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience
Henry David Thoreau
818 Tho
Stuff
Margie Palatini, Noah (Noah Z.) ill Jones
E Pal
You Can Buy Happiness (And It's Cheap): How One Woman Radically Simplified Her Life And How You Can Too [E-book]
Tammy Strobel
Sustainable Happiness : Live Simply, Live Well, Make A Difference
Sarah Van Gelder
170.44 Sus
Your Money Or Your Life
Vicki Robin, Joseph R Dominguez, Monique Tilford
332.024 Rob 2008

Joyce Meyer
Call Number: 248.4 Mey
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Joshua Becker
Description: Children add joy, purpose, and meaning to our lives. They provide optimism, hope, and love. They bring smiles, laughter, and energy into our homes. They also add clutter. As parents, balancing life and managing clutter may appear impossible—or at the very least, never-ending. But what if there was a better way to live? Clutterfree with Kids offers a new perspective and fresh approach to overcoming clutter. With helpful insights, the book serves as a valuable resource for parents. Through practical application and inspirational stories, Clutterfree with Kids invites us to change our thinking, discover new habits, and free our homes. It invites us to reevaluate our lives. And it just may inspire you to live the life you’ve been searching for all along.
Call Number: 648 Bec
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Rachel Jonat
Description: A happier, more serene life is just moments away. From your home to your finances, this straightforward guide teaches you how to scale back your possessions and commitments to just what you really need. With hundreds of ways to minimalize your life, you'll quickly uncover the joys and rewards of paring down. Helps you rediscover the simple moments that have been buried beneath the piles of to-dos, to-knows, and to-buys. Rachel Jonat is the writer behind the popular blog www.theminimalistmom.com a website dedicated to living a rich life with less stuff"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 646.7 Jon
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Greg McKeown
Description: Discusses a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so you can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter.
Call Number: 153.83 McK
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Matt D'Avella, Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus, Minimalists (Firm), Catalyst (Organization)
Description: How might your life be better with less? Minimalism examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life--families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker--all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less.
Call Number: 304.23 Min
Format: DVD
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Jamison Odone
Description: Mole is content with very few possessions until his friend Emerson comes to tea and claims that he does not have nearly enough, and soon Mole has acquired so many things that he no longer has time to enjoy his life.
Call Number: E Odo
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Erin Boyle
Description: "For anyone looking to declutter, organize, and simplify, author Erin Boyle shares practical guidance and personal insights on small-space living and conscious consumption. At once pragmatic and philosophical, Simple Matters is a nod to the growing consensus that living simply and purposefully is more sustainable not only for the environment, but for our own happiness and well-being, too. Boyle embraces the notion that "living small" is beneficial and accessible to us all--whether we're renting a tiny apartment or purchasing a three-story house. Filled with personal essays, projects, and helpful advice on how to be inventive and resourceful in a tight space, Simple Matters shows that living simply is about making do with less and ending up with more: more free time, more time with loved ones, more savings, and more things of beauty."--provided by Amazon.com.
Call Number: 648.5 Boy
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Margie Palatini, Noah (Noah Z.) ill Jones
Description: Edward cares more about his possessions than spending time with his friends, until he becomes trapped in his house full of "stuff," hungry and bored.
Call Number: E Pal
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Sarah Van Gelder
Description: Sarah van Gelder and her colleagues at YES! Magazine have been exploring the meaning of real happiness for eighteen years. In this volume, they marshal research, in-depth essays, and personal stories that lead to a life-altering conclusion: what makes us truly happy are the depth of our relationships, the quality of our communities, our opportunities to make a contribution, and the renewal we receive from the natural world.
Call Number: 170.44 Sus
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Pico Iyer, Eydis Einarsdóttir
Description: "The Art of Stillness" considers the unexpected adventure of staying put and reveals a counterintuitive truth: The more ways we have to connect, the more we seem desperate to unplug. Why would a man who seems able to go everywhere and do anything choose to spend years sitting still and going nowhere? What can Nowhere offer that no Anywhere can match? And why might a lifelong traveler like Pico Iyer think that sitting quietly in a room and getting to know the seasons and landscapes of Nowhere might be the ultimate adventure? In The Art of Stillness, Iyer draws on the lives of well-known wanderer-monks--as well as from his own experiences as a travel writer who chooses to spend most of his time in rural Japan--to explore why advances in technology are making us more likely to retreat. Iyer reflects that this is perhaps the reason why many people--even those with no religious commitment--seem to be turning to yoga, or meditation, or tai chi. These aren't New Age fads so much as ways to rediscover the wisdom of an earlier age. There is even a growing trend toward observing an "Internet sabbath" every week, turning off online connections from Friday night to Monday morning and reviving those ancient customs known as family meals and conversation. In this age of constant movement and connectedness, perhaps staying in one place is a more exciting prospect, and a greater necessity than ever before. The Art of Stillness paints a picture of why so many have found richness in stillness and what they've gained there.--Excerpted from publisher's description statement.
Call Number: 302.231 Iye
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Dee Williams
Description: Diagnosed with a heart condition at age forty-one, Williams was suddenly reminded that life is short, time is precious, and she wanted to be spending hers with the people and things she truly loved. That did not include mortgage payments, constant repairs, and general time-suck of home ownership. Deciding to build an eighty-four-square-foot house was just the beginning of building a new life. A meditation on the benefits of slowing down, scaling back, and appreciating the truly important things in life.
Call Number: 643.2 Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Marie Kondō, Cathy Hirano
Call Number: 648 Kon
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Barry Schwartz
Description: The Paradox of Choice In the spirit of Alvin Tofflers Future Shock, a social critique of our obsession with choice, and how it contributes to anxiety, dissatisfaction and regret. Whether were buying a pair of jeans, ordering a cup of coffee, selecting a long-distance carrier, applying to college, choosing a doctor, or setting up a 401K, everyday decisions have become increasingly complex due to the overwhelming abundance of choice with which we are presented. In The Paradox of Choice, Barry Schwartz explains why too much of a good thing has proven detrimental to our psychological and emotional well-being. In accessible, engaging, and anecdotal prose, Schwartz explains how a culture that thrives on the availability of constantly evolving options can also foster profound dissatisfaction and self-blame in individuals, which can lead to a paralysis in decision making and, in some cases, depression. With the latest studies on how we make choices in our personal and professional lives, Schwartz offers practical advice on how to focus on the right choices, and how to derive greater satisfaction from choices that we do make.
Call Number: 153.83 Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Janet Luhrs
Call Number: 640.42 Luh
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Dave Ramsey
Description: A strategy for changing attitudes about personal finances covers such topics as getting out of debt, the dangers of cash advances, and keeping spending within income limits.
Format: eBook
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Henry David Thoreau
Description: Walden, or, Life in the Woods, is an American book written by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self-reliance. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years in a cabin he built near Walden Pond, amid woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, near Concord, Massachusetts.
Call Number: 818 Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Tammy Strobel
Description: While the new field of happiness research makes headlines, and the 99% face austerity at every turn, blogs like The Art of Nonconformity, Zen Habits, and Miss Minimalist attract millions looking to find more happiness, community, and fulfillment in less stuff, less debt, and less wage-chasing. Tammy Strobel and her husband are living the voluntary downsizing — or smart-sizing — dream and here she combines research on well-being with numerous real world examples to offer practical inspiration. Her fresh take on our things, our work, and our relationships spell out micro-actions that anyone can take to step off the getting-and-spending treadmill and into a life that’s more conscious and connected, sustainable and sustaining, heartfelt and happy.
Format: eBook
Date Added: May 31, 2017
Vicki Robin, Joseph R Dominguez, Monique Tilford
Description: The "the best book on money period" according to Grant of Millennial Money (as featured on CNBC Make It), who followed its advice and became a self-made millionaire entrepreneur in only five years
Call Number: 332.024 Rob 2008
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 30, 2017
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Musical Peregrination

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Peregrination [per-i-gruh-ney-shuh n] : Noun. 2. a course of travel; journey. www.dictionary.com Where will your musical journey take you?

"Singles"
Smiths
Rock Smi
Moon River And Other Great Movie Themes
Andy Williams
Soundtrack Wil
A Night In Tunisia
Art Blakey, Jazz Messengers
Jazz Bla
Our Kind Of Soul
Hall and Oates
Rock Hal
Blinking Lights And Other Revelations
Eels
Rock Eel
Past The Point Of Rescue
Hal Ketchum
Country Ket
Blues-ette
Curtis Fuller
Jazz Ful
Prhyme
PRhyme
Rap PRh
Céu
Céu
World Ceu
Pure Funk
Various
Rock Pur
Djangology
Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli
Jazz Rei
Pure Heroine
Lorde
Pop Lor
Ezio
Christoph Willibald Gluck, Mayuko Karasawa, Ann Hallenberg, Sonia Prina, Topi Lehtipuu
Opera Glu
Ramblin'
Lucinda Williams
Country Wil
Feed The Animals
Girl Talk
Rock Gir
Rise Of The Phoenix Mermaid
Natalie Stewart
R&B Ste
Flame
Patti LaBelle
Pop LaB
Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Soundtrack
Bee Gees
Soundtrack Sat
Global Voyage
Various
New Age Glo
Southern Gravity
Kristian Bush
Country Bus
Gracias Por Estar Aquí
Marco Antonio Solís
World Sol
St. Louis To Liverpool
Chuck Berry
Rock Ber
Higher
Sly & the Family Stone
R&B Sly
Symphony No. 2 : London ; The Lark Ascending
Ralph Vaughan Williams, André Previn, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestral Vau
Hold On Tight
Hey Monday
Rock Hey
Symphony No. 4: Tansman Episodes, Op. 85
Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Andreĭ Boreĭko, London Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestral Gor
In Another Life
Bilal Abdurahman
R&B Abd
The Best Of Burt Bacharach: The Millennium Collection
Burt Bacharach
Pop Bac
Irish Hymns
Mark Howard, John Mock
Religious Iri
The Complete Savoy Master Takes
Erroll Garner
Jazz Gar
Ladybug Transistor
Ladybug Transistor
Rock Lad
The Ultimate Collection
Barry White
R&B Whi
Left
He Who Never
Rock He
The Very Best Of Lou Rawls: You'll Never Find Another
Lou Rawls
R&B Raw
Live
Luna
Rock Lun
Touch
Eurythmics
Rock Eur
Lush Life
Nancy Wilson
Jazz Wil
Waking Up The Giants
Grizfolk
Rock Gri
Macalla
Clannad
World Cla
You Shall Live
Marvin Sapp
Religious Sap

Smiths
Call Number: Rock Smi
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Sep 22, 2017
Art Blakey, Jazz Messengers
Call Number: Jazz Bla
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Sep 22, 2017
Eels
Call Number: Rock Eel
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Nov 3, 2017
Curtis Fuller
Call Number: Jazz Ful
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Oct 12, 2017
Céu
Call Number: World Ceu
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Jun 20, 2017
Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli
Call Number: Jazz Rei
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Oct 27, 2017
Christoph Willibald Gluck, Mayuko Karasawa, Ann Hallenberg, Sonia Prina, Topi Lehtipuu
Call Number: Opera Glu
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Oct 12, 2017
Girl Talk
Call Number: Rock Gir
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Nov 3, 2017
Patti LaBelle
Call Number: Pop LaB
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Oct 12, 2017
Various
Call Number: New Age Glo
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Sep 22, 2017
Marco Antonio Solís
Call Number: World Sol
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Oct 27, 2017
Sly & the Family Stone
Call Number: R&B Sly
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Oct 27, 2017
Hey Monday
Call Number: Rock Hey
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Nov 3, 2017
Bilal Abdurahman
Call Number: R&B Abd
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Oct 27, 2017
Mark Howard, John Mock
Description: Gospel hymns played on traditional Irish instruments.
Call Number: Religious Iri
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Oct 27, 2017
Ladybug Transistor
Call Number: Rock Lad
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Sep 22, 2017
He Who Never
Call Number: Rock He
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Sep 22, 2017
Luna
Call Number: Rock Lun
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Oct 12, 2017
Nancy Wilson
Call Number: Jazz Wil
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Sep 22, 2017
Clannad
Call Number: World Cla
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Nov 3, 2017
Andy Williams
Call Number: Soundtrack Wil
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Oct 12, 2017
Hall and Oates
Call Number: Rock Hal
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Oct 12, 2017
Hal Ketchum
Call Number: Country Ket
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Nov 3, 2017
PRhyme
Call Number: Rap PRh
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Oct 27, 2017
Various
Call Number: Rock Pur
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Nov 3, 2017
Lorde
Call Number: Pop Lor
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Nov 3, 2017
Lucinda Williams
Call Number: Country Wil
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Oct 12, 2017
Natalie Stewart
Call Number: R&B Ste
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Sep 22, 2017
Bee Gees
Call Number: Soundtrack Sat
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Oct 27, 2017
Kristian Bush
Call Number: Country Bus
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Oct 27, 2017
Chuck Berry
Call Number: Rock Ber
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Sep 22, 2017
Ralph Vaughan Williams, André Previn, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Call Number: Orchestral Vau
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Sep 22, 2017
Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Andreĭ Boreĭko, London Philharmonic Orchestra
Call Number: Orchestral Gor
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Oct 27, 2017
Burt Bacharach
Call Number: Pop Bac
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Nov 3, 2017
Erroll Garner
Call Number: Jazz Gar
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Oct 27, 2017
Barry White
Call Number: R&B Whi
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Oct 12, 2017
Lou Rawls
Call Number: R&B Raw
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Sep 22, 2017
Eurythmics
Call Number: Rock Eur
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Nov 3, 2017
Grizfolk
Call Number: Rock Gri
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Oct 27, 2017
Marvin Sapp
Call Number: Religious Sap
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Oct 27, 2017
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Forthcoming Fiction

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These popular fiction books are on order for Great River Regional Library. They have not been published yet, but you will be able to place requests for them in our catalog. Don’t see your favorite author? Try searching on Fantastic Fiction then search our catalog.  If we don’t yet have it on the catalog, Suggest a Title can be used up to 6 months before publication.

A Breath of Hope
Lauraine Snelling
FIC ordered 110217
A Passionate Hope : Hannah's Story
Jill Eileen Smith
FIC ordered 091417
Alternate Side : A Novel
Anna Quindlen
FIC ordered 110917
Agent in Place
Mark Greaney
FIC ordered 091417
Cave of Bones
Anne Hillerman
FIC ordered 110217
Covert Game
Christine Feehan
FIC ordered 100517
The Fallen
David Baldacci
FIC ordered 110917
How to Stop Time
Matt Haig
FIC ordered 091417
The Female Persuasion
Meg Wolitzer
FIC ordered 110917
If I Live
Terri Blackstock
FIC ordered 100517
The Road Home
Beverly Lewis
FIC ordered 110217
Munich
Robert Harris
FIC ordered 092817
The Sixth Day
Catherine Coulter, J.T. Ellison
FIC ordered 110917
Plum Tea Crazy
Laura Childs
FIC ordered 100517
The Thief : A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood
J. R Ward
FIC ordered 110217
The Darling Dahlias and the Unlucky Clover
Susan Wittig Albert
FIC ordered 101217
After Anna
Lisa Scottoline
FIC ordered 110217
A Dangerous Game
Heather Graham
FIC ordered 100517
Hold Back the Dark
Kay Hooper
FIC ordered 110217
Fade to Black
David Rosenfelt
FIC ordered 100517
I've Got My Eyes On You
Mary Higgins Clark
FIC ordered 110217
Hellbent
Gregg Andrew Hurwitz
FIC ordered 092117
Shattered Mirror
Iris Johansen
FIC ordered 110217
The Color of Love
Sharon Sala
FIC ordered 100517
Shoot First
Stuart Woods
FIC ordered 110217
The Hush
John Hart
FIC ordered 101917
The 17th Suspect
James Patterson
FIC ordered 110217
The Sea Before Us
Sarah Sundin
FIC ordered 091417
The Family Gathering
Robyn Carr
FIC ordered 110217
This Fallen Prey
Kelley Armstrong
FIC ordered 100517
Twisted Prey
John Sandford
FIC ordered 110217
White Houses : A Novel
Amy Bloom
FIC ordered 101917

Lauraine Snelling
Description: Being published April 3rd, 2018.
Call Number: FIC ordered 110217
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2017
Anna Quindlen
Description: Being published March 20th, 2018.
Call Number: FIC ordered 110917
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2017
Anne Hillerman
Description: Being published April 3rd, 2018.
Call Number: FIC ordered 110217
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2017
David Baldacci
Description: Being published April 17th, 2018.
Call Number: FIC ordered 110917
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2017
Meg Wolitzer
Description: Being published April 3rd, 2018.
Call Number: FIC ordered 110917
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2017
Beverly Lewis
Description: Being published April 3rd, 2018.
Call Number: FIC ordered 110217
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2017
Catherine Coulter, J.T. Ellison
Description: Being published April 10th, 2018.
Call Number: FIC ordered 110917
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2017
J. R Ward
Description: Being published April 10th, 2018.
Call Number: FIC ordered 110217
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2017
Lisa Scottoline
Description: Being published April 10th, 2018.
Call Number: FIC ordered 110217
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 3, 2017
Kay Hooper
Description: Being published April 3rd, 2018.
Call Number: FIC ordered 110217
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 3, 2017
Mary Higgins Clark
Description: Being published April 3rd, 2018.
Call Number: FIC ordered 110217
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 3, 2017
Iris Johansen
Description: Being published April 24th, 2018.
Call Number: FIC ordered 110217
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 3, 2017
Stuart Woods
Description: Being published April 10th, 2018.
Call Number: FIC ordered 110217
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 3, 2017
James Patterson
Description: Being published April 30th, 2018.
Call Number: FIC ordered 110217
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 3, 2017
Robyn Carr
Description: Being published April 17th, 2018.
Call Number: FIC ordered 110217
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 3, 2017
John Sandford
Description: Being published April 24th, 2018.
Call Number: FIC ordered 110217
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 3, 2017
Jill Eileen Smith
Description: Being published February 6th, 2018.
Call Number: FIC ordered 091417
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2017
Mark Greaney
Description: Being published February 20th, 2018.
Call Number: FIC ordered 091417
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2017
Christine Feehan
Description: Being published March 20th, 2018.
Call Number: FIC ordered 100517
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2017
Matt Haig
Description: Being published February 6th, 2018.
Call Number: FIC ordered 091417
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2017
Terri Blackstock
Description: Being published March 6th, 2018.
Call Number: FIC ordered 100517
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2017
Robert Harris
Description: Being published January 16th, 2018.
Call Number: FIC ordered 092817
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2017
Laura Childs
Description: Being published March 6th, 2018.
Call Number: FIC ordered 100517
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2017
Susan Wittig Albert
Description: Being published March 6th, 2018.
Call Number: FIC ordered 101217
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 27, 2017
Heather Graham
Description: Being published March 13th, 2018.
Call Number: FIC ordered 100517
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 20, 2017
David Rosenfelt
Description: Being published March 13th, 2018.
Call Number: FIC ordered 100517
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 20, 2017
Gregg Andrew Hurwitz
Description: Being published January 30th, 2018.
Call Number: FIC ordered 092117
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 20, 2017
Sharon Sala
Description: Being published February 6th, 2018.
Call Number: FIC ordered 100517
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 20, 2017
John Hart
Description: Being published February 27th, 2018.
Call Number: FIC ordered 101917
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 20, 2017
Sarah Sundin
Description: Being published February 6th, 2018.
Call Number: FIC ordered 091417
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 20, 2017
Kelley Armstrong
Description: Being published February 6th, 2018.
Call Number: FIC ordered 100517
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 20, 2017
Amy Bloom
Description: Being published February 13th, 2018.
Call Number: FIC ordered 101917
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 20, 2017
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Bestsellers - Fiction

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Bestselling Fiction from a variety of sources including the New York Times.

The Midnight Line
Lee Child
FIC Chi
Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng
FIC Ng
The Rooster Bar
John Grisham
FIC Gri
In The Midst Of Winter : A Novel
Isabel Allende, Nick Castor, Amanda Hopkinson
FIC All
Origin : A Novel
Dan Brown
FIC Bro
A Gentleman In Moscow
Amor Towles
FIC Tow
Two Kinds Of Truth
Michael Connelly
FIC Con
Before We Were Yours : A Novel
Lisa Wingate
FIC Win
Typhoon Fury
Clive Cussler, Boyd Morrison
FIC Cus
Don't Let Go
Harlan Coben
FIC Cob
The Noel Diary : From The Noel Collection
Richard Paul Evans
FIC Eva
Fairytale : A Novel
Danielle Steel
FIC Ste
Every Breath You Take
Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke
FIC Cla
Haunted
James Patterson, James O. Born
FIC Pat
The House Of Unexpected Sisters
Alexander McCall Smith
FIC McC
Manhattan Beach : A Novel
Jennifer Egan
FIC Ega
In This Moment : A Novel
Karen Kingsbury
FIC Kin
Strange Weather : Four Short Novels
Joe Hill, ,
FIC Hil
Uncommon Type : Some Stories
Tom Hanks
FIC Han
The Cuban Affair : A Novel
Nelson DeMille
FIC DeM
Sleeping Beauties : A Novel
Stephen King, Owen King
FIC Kin
The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye
David Lagercrantz, George Goulding
FIC Lag
Deep Freeze
John Sandford
FIC San
Twin Peaks : The Final Dossier
Mark Frost
FIC ordered 072717
A Column Of Fire
Ken Follett
FIC Fol

Lee Child
Description: Reacher takes a stroll through a small Wisconsin town and sees a class ring in a pawn shop window: West Point 2005. A tough year to graduate: Iraq, then Afghanistan. The ring is tiny, for a woman, and it has her initials engraved on the inside. Reacher wonders what unlucky circumstance made her give up something she earned over four hard years. He decides to find out. And find the woman. And return her ring. Why not? So begins a harrowing journey that takes Reacher through the upper Midwest, from a lowlife bar on the sad side of small town to a dirt-blown crossroads in the middle of nowhere, encountering bikers, cops, crooks, muscle, and a missing persons PI who wears a suit and a tie in the Wyoming wilderness. The deeper Reacher digs, and the more he learns, the more dangerous the terrain becomes. Turns out the ring was just a small link in a far darker chain.
Call Number: FIC Chi
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 20, 2017
John Grisham
Description: Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam. But maybe there's a way out. Maybe there's a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process. But to do so, they would first have to quit school. And leaving law school a few short months before graduation would be completely crazy, right? Well, yes and no.
Call Number: FIC Gri
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 7, 2017
Dan Brown
Description: Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that "will change the face of science forever". The evening's host is his friend and former student, Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old tech magnate whose dazzling inventions and audacious predictions have made him a controversial figure around the world. This evening is to be no exception: he claims he will reveal an astonishing scientific breakthrough to challenge the fundamentals of human existence. But Langdon and several hundred other guests are left reeling when the meticulously orchestrated evening is blown apart before Kirsch's precious discovery can be revealed. With his life under threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape, along with the museum's director, Ambra Vidal. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch's secret.
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 16, 2017
Michael Connelly
Description: Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando police and is called out to a local drug store where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous big-business world of prescription drug abuse. Meanwhile, an old case from Bosch's LAPD days comes back to haunt him when a long-imprisoned killer claims Harry framed him and seems to have new evidence to prove it. Bosch left the LAPD on bad terms, so his former colleagues aren't keen to protect his reputation. He must fend for himself in clearing his name and keeping a clever killer in prison. The two unrelated cases wind across each other like strands of barbed wire. Along the way Bosch discovers that there are two kinds of truth: the kind that sets you free and the kind that leaves you buried in darkness.
Call Number: FIC Con
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2017
Clive Cussler, Boyd Morrison
Description: As they hunt for a bunch of paintings worth a walloping half a billion dollars, Juan Cabrillo and the crew aboard the Oregon chance upon a much bigger problem. A Filipino rebel leader is not only using them to finance the insurgency but has discovered a drug developed yet never used by the Japanese during World War II that makes mega warriors of ordinary soldiers.
Call Number: FIC Cus
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 20, 2017
Richard Paul Evans
Description: Jason Chercher is not doing well in love or life. Just two weeks after his wife leaves him he receives a phone call that his estranged mother has passed away, days before Christmas--leaving her home and all her belongings to him. Frankly, he would like to see everything just burned. But curiosity about his past and anxiety about his future fuels him to make the drive from Salt Lake City to her home in Medford, Oregon. Maybe cleaning out her house will be slightly less depressing than spending the holidays, alone, watching re-runs of Christmas classics. While going through her things he comes upon her diary and the record of his childhood. He learns that his mother suffered from severe depression and during that difficult time he was taken care of by a young, unwed mother who was living with his family. The only clue he has to the woman's identity is her name: Noel, which is an eerily fitting discovery on Christmas Eve. As Jason reads the diary he begins to uncover the source of his pain in relationships and understand that what he believed to be the truth of his past was actually a lie. That's when he begins a journey to find Noel, wondering if she might hold the truth he needs to bring him peace and love.
Call Number: FIC Eva
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 20, 2017
Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke
Description: The fifth collaborative novel in the Under Suspicion series by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke, takes place at the Met Gala in New York City.
Call Number: FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 20, 2017
Alexander McCall Smith
Description: Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are approached by their part-time colleague, Mr. Polopetsi, with a troubling story: a woman, accused of being rude to a valued customer, has been wrongly dismissed from her job at an office furniture store. Never one to let an act of injustice go unanswered, Mma Ramotswe begins to investigate, but soon discovers unexpected information that causes her to reluctantly change her views about the case. Other surprises await our intrepid proprietress in the course of her inquiries. Mma Ramotswe is puzzled when she happens to hear of a local nurse named Mingie Ramotswe. She thought she knew everybody by the name of Ramotswe, and that they were all related. Who is this mystery lady? Then, she is alerted by Mma Potokwani that an unpleasant figure from her past has recently been spotted in town. Mma Ramotswe does her best to avoid the man, but it seems that he may have returned to Botswana specifically to seek her out. What could he want from her? With the generosity and good humor that guide all her endeavors, Mma Ramotswe will untangle these questions for herself and for her loved ones, ultimately bringing to light important truths about friendship and family--both the one you're born with and the one you choose.
Call Number: FIC McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 20, 2017
Karen Kingsbury
Description: When he receives national attention and criticism for starting an after-school Bible study and prayer program, Wendell Quinn chooses attorney Luke Baxter to help him fight the battle.
Call Number: FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 20, 2017
Tom Hanks
Description: A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country's civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game--and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN's newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves. An eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant venture into America looking for acquisitions and discover a down and out motel, romance, and a bit of real life. These are just some of the tales Tom Hanks tells in this first collection of his short stories.
Call Number: FIC Han
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 30, 2017
Stephen King, Owen King
Description: In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place. The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied, or is she a demon who must be slain? Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women's prison, Sleeping Beauties is wildly provocative and gloriously absorbing.
Call Number: FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
John Sandford
Description: Virgil knows the town of Trippton, Minnesota, a little too well. A few years back, he investigated the corrupt - and as it turned out, homicidal - local school board, and now the town's back in view with more alarming news: A woman's been found dead, frozen in a block of ice. There's a possibility that it might be connected to a high school class of twenty years ago that has a mid-winter reunion coming up, and so, wrapping his coat a little tighter, Virgil begins to dig into twenty years' worth of traumas, feuds, and bad blood. In the process, one thing becomes increasingly clear to him. It's true what they say: High school is murder.
Call Number: FIC San
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 30, 2017
Ken Follett
Description: "In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, royalty and commoners clash, testing friendship, loyalty, and love. Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious conflict dividing the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England. The shrewd, determined young monarch sets up the country's first secret service to give her early warning of assassination plots, rebellions, and invasion plans. Over a turbulent half century, the love between Ned and Margery seems doomed as extremism sparks violence from Edinburgh to Geneva."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Fol
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2017
Celeste Ng
Description: In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned - from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren - an enigmatic artist and single mother - who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community. When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town--and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs.
Call Number: FIC Ng
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2017
Isabel Allende, Nick Castor, Amanda Hopkinson
Description: In the Midst of Winter begins with a minor traffic accident--which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives. Richard Bowmaster--a 60-year-old human rights scholar--hits the car of Evelyn Ortega--a young, undocumented immigrant from Guatemala--in the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes an unforeseen and far more serious turn when Evelyn turns up at the professor's house seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant Lucia Maraz--a 62-year-old lecturer from Chile--for her advice. These three very different people are brought together in a mesmerizing story that moves from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil, sparking the beginning of a long overdue love story between Richard and Lucia.
Call Number: FIC All
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2017
Amor Towles
Description: When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors.
Call Number: FIC Tow
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2017
Lisa Wingate
Description: Memphis, Tennessee, 1936. The five Foss children find their lives changed forever when their parents leave them alone on the family shantyboat one stormy night. Rill Foss, just twelve years old, must protect her four younger siblings as they are wrenched from their home on the Mississippi and thrown into the care of the infamous Georgia Tann, director of the Tennessee Children's Home Society. South Carolina, Present Day. Avery Stafford has lived a charmed life. Loving daughter to her father, a U.S. Senator, she has a promising career as an assistant D.A. in Baltimore and is engaged to her best friend. But when Avery comes home to help her father weather a health crisis and a political attack, a chance encounter with a stranger leaves her deeply shaken. Avery's decision to learn more about the woman's life will take her on a journey through her family's long-hidden history.
Call Number: FIC Win
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2017
Harlan Coben
Description: Suburban New Jersey Detective Napoleon "Nap" Dumas hasn't been the same since senior year of high school, when his twin brother Leo and Leo's girlfriend Diana were found dead on the railroad tracks -- and Maura, the girl Nap considered the love of his life, broke up with him and disappeared without explanation. For fifteen years, Nap has been searching, both for Maura and for the real reason behind his brother's death. And now, it looks as though he may finally find what he's been looking for. When Maura's fingerprints turn up in the rental car of a suspected murderer, Nap embarks on a quest for answers that only leads to more questions -- about the woman he loved, about the childhood friends he thought he knew, about the abandoned military base near where he grew up, and mostly about Leo and Diana -- whose deaths are darker and far more sinister than Nap ever dared imagine.
Call Number: FIC Cob
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Danielle Steel
Description: Camille Lammenais has grown up in the beauty of the Napa Valley, surrounded by acres of her family's vineyards. Her parents, Christophe and Joy, still deeply in love after two decades of marriage, have built a renowned winery and château modeled after Christophe's ancient family estate in his native Bordeaux. Camille has had a perfect childhood, safe in her parents' love. After graduating from Stanford, she returns to help manage Château Joy, her lifetime goal. But their fairytale ends suddenly with her mother's death from cancer. Six months after losing his wife, the devastated Christophe is easy prey for a mysterious, charming Frenchwoman visiting the valley. The Countess de Pantin is the essence of Parisian seductiveness and sophistication. Within weeks they are a clandestine couple, making love like teenagers, glowing with their secret. Camille, still grieving for her mother, is shocked by the news that her father intends to remarry. Then she begins to see past the alluring looks, designer clothes, and elegant manners of the countess, while her innocent father is trapped in her web. When tragedy strikes again, Camille is at her stepmother's mercy, and that of the two evil stepbrothers who appear. Camille needs to fight--first for her legacy, and then for her very life. But as she grapples with the plots being carried out against her, the countess's elderly, kind, clever mother becomes her only ally, and a childhood friend emerges as a prince worthy of any fairytale. A wonderful, beautifully told tale from America's favorite novelist, Fairytale is a captivating example of the truths that will always withstand even the darkest storms, and a reminder that sometimes fairytales do come true, and good prevails over evil in the end.
Call Number: FIC Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 23, 2017
James Patterson, James O. Born
Description: Detective Michael Bennett and his family are about to be haunted by a father's worst nightmare--the signs he should have seen and a son's desperate cry for help. Reeling from a crisis that would destroy lesser families, the Bennetts escape New York for a much-needed vacation. An idyllic country town in the Maine woods is haunted by an epidemic emptying its streets and preying on its youth. Turns out the vacation brochures don't tell the full story-the seemingly perfect community has a deadly vice. When local cops uncover a grisly crime scene buried deep in the woods, they consult the vacationing Bennett, who jumps at the chance to atone for his own sins. You can take Michael Bennett out of New York City, but you can't take the cop out of Michael Bennett. But far from the city streets he knows so well, no one will talk to the big-city detective, and the bodies keep piling up.A young, hardscrabble, and forgotten girl is haunted by a traumatic history. Homeless and destitute, she represents the closest thing Bennett has to a partner in his frantic hunt for the ghostlike perpetrator behind the violence. Will Bennett and his unlikely ally unmask the culprit before anyone else winds up haunted?
Call Number: FIC Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 2, 2017
Jennifer Egan
Description: The long-awaited, daring, and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad. Manhattan Beach opens in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to the house of Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that had always belonged to men. She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. She is the sole provider for her mother, a farm girl who had a brief and glamorous career with the Ziegfeld Follies, and her lovely, severely disabled sister. At a nightclub, she chances to meet Dexter Styles again, and she begins to understand the complexity of her father's life, the reasons he might have vanished. Mesmerizing, hauntingly beautiful, with the pace and atmosphere of a noir thriller, Egan's first historical novel is a masterpiece, a deft, startling, intimate exploration of a transformative moment in the lives of women and men, America and the world. Manhattan Beach is a spectacular novel by one of the greatest writers of our time.
Call Number: FIC Ega
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 16, 2017
Joe Hill, ,
Description: Taking us beyond the ordinary, this literary alchemist reveals the base elements of our lives in a quartet of thrilling, haunting and entertaining novellas about remembering and forgetting, falling and fantasizing, homicide and helplessness, guns and the grotesque, wind and rain, living and dying, dreams and nightmares.
Call Number: FIC Hil
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 7, 2017
Nelson DeMille
Description: Daniel Graham MacCormick--Mac for short--seems to have a pretty good life. At age thirty-five he's living in Key West, owner of a forty-two-foot charter fishing boat, The Maine. Mac served five years in the Army as an infantry officer with two tours in Afghanistan. He returned with the Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, scars that don't tan, and a boat with a big bank loan. Truth be told, Mac's finances are more than a little shaky. One day, Mac is sitting in the famous Green Parrot Bar in Key West, contemplating his life, and waiting for Carlos, a hotshot Miami lawyer heavily involved with anti-Castro groups. Carlos wants to hire Mac and The Maine for a ten-day fishing tournament to Cuba at the standard rate, but Mac suspects there is more to this and turns it down. The price then goes up to two million dollars, and Mac agrees to hear the deal, and meet Carlos's clients--a beautiful Cuban-American woman named Sara Ortega, and a mysterious older Cuban exile, Eduardo Valazquez. What Mac learns is that there is sixty million American dollars hidden in Cuba by Sara's grandfather when he fled Castro's revolution. With the "Cuban Thaw" underway between Havana and Washington, Carlos, Eduardo, and Sara know it's only a matter of time before someone finds the stash--by accident or on purpose. And Mac knows if he accepts this job, he'll walk away rich.
Call Number: FIC DeM
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 2, 2017
David Lagercrantz, George Goulding
Description: Lisbeth Salander has been forged by a brutal childhood and horrific abuse. And repeated attempts on her life. The ink embedded in her skin is a constant reminder of her pledge to fight against the injustice she finds on every side. Confinement to the secure unit of a women's prison is intended as a punishment. Instead, Lisbeth finds herself in relative safety. Flodberga is a failing prison, effectively controlled by the inmates, and for a computer hacker of her exceptional gifts there are no boundaries. Mikael Blomkvist makes the long trip to visit every week - and receives a lead to follow for his pains, one that could provide an important expose for Millennium: Salander tells him to check out Leo Mannheimer, a seemingly reputable stockbroker from Stockholm, somehow connected to the long-ago death of a child psychologist - and to the psychiatric unit where Lisbeth was an involuntary patient as a child. Lisbeth knows she is coming closer to solving the mysteries of her early life; and even within the confines of the prison, she feels the deadly influence exerted by her twin sister. Salander will stand up for what she believes in. She will find out the truth. Whatever the cost.
Call Number: FIC Lag
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2017
Mark Frost
Description: The return of Twin Peaks is one of the most anticipated events in the history of television. The subject of endless speculation, shrouded in mystery, fans will come flocking to see Mark Frost and David Lynch's inimitable vision once again grace the screen. Featuring all the characters we know and love from the first series, as well as a list of high-powered actors in new roles, the show will be endlessly debated, discussed, and dissected.
Call Number: FIC ordered 072717
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2017
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