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Thanksgiving Cookbooks

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It's always a good time to build new holiday traditions. Here is a list of some Thanksgiving (and not) cookbooks to get your holiday season off to a delicious start. 

Betty Crocker Complete Thanksgiving Cookbook : All You Need To Cook A Foolproof Dinner
Betty Crocker, Cheri A Olerud
641.568 Cro
Joy Of Cooking
Irma S Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, Ethan Becker
641.5 Rom 2006
Celebrate Every Season With Six Sisters' Stuff : 150+ Recipes, Traditions, And Fun Ideas For Each Month Of The Year
issuing body Six Sisters' Stuff
641.564 Cel
The Berenstain Bears' Holiday Cookbook : Cub-Friendly Cooking With An Adult
Mike Berenstain
J 641.568 Ber
Comfort And Joy : Cooking For Two : Small Batch Meals For Every Occasion
Christina Lane
641.561 Lan
The Diabetes Holiday Cookbook : Year-Round Cooking For People With Diabetes [E-book]
Carolyn Leontos, Debra Mitchell, Kenneth Weicker
Cooking For One : A Seasonal Guide To The Pleasure Of Preparing Delicious Meals For Yourself
Mark Erickson, Lisa Erickson, Culinary Institute of America
641.561 Eri
The Harvest Table
Gooseberry Patch (Firm)
641.564 Har
Farmstead Chef
John D. (John Duane) Ivanko, Lisa Kivirist
641.564 Iva
The Neelys' Celebration Cookbook : Down-Home Meals For Every Occasion
Patrick Neely, Gina Neely, Ann Volkwein, Ben Fink
641.568 Nee
Gather : The Art Of Paleo Entertaining
Hayley Mason, Bill Staley
641.563 Mas
The Simple Art Of Eatingwell Cookbook : 400 Easy Recipes, Tips And Techniques For Delicious, Healthy Meals
Jessie Price
641.555 Pri
Happy Herbivore Holidays & Gatherings : Easy Plant-Based Recipes For Your Healthiest Celebrations And Special Occasions
Lindsay S. Nixon
641.5636 Nix
The Splendid Table's How To Eat Supper : Recipes, Stories, And Opinions From Public Radio's Award-Winning Food Show
Lynne Rossetto Kasper, Sally Swift
641.538 Kas
Home : Recipes To Cook With Family And Friends
Bryan Voltaggio, Aki Kamozawa, Ed (Edward Charles) Anderson
641.5973 Vol
The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook : Entertaining For Absolutely Every Occasion
Isa Chandra Moskowitz
641.5636 Mos
How To Cook Everything. Holiday Cooking
Mark Bittman
641.568 Bit
Thug Kitchen : Party Grub
Thug Kitchen LLC
641.5636 Thu
In The Dog Kitchen : Great Snack Recipes For Your Dog
Julie Van Rosendaal
636.7085 Ros 2014
What Can I Bring? Cookbook
Anne Byrn
641.5 Byr
Jewish Cooking For All Seasons : Fresh, Flavorful Kosher Recipes For Holidays And Every Day
Laura Frankel
641.5676 Fra

Betty Crocker, Cheri A Olerud
Call Number: 641.568 Cro
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
issuing body Six Sisters' Stuff
Description: "A collection of new and favorite recipes organized around the main holidays of each month along with fun ideas to celebrate the seasons as a family"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 641.564 Cel
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 1, 2017
Christina Lane
Description: A collection of small-batch recipes, for every meal of the day, scaled down in size to make only two servings.
Call Number: 641.561 Lan
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 1, 2017
Mark Erickson, Lisa Erickson, Culinary Institute of America
Description: Cooking for one can be simple and easy with these satisfying, healthy, and flavorful meals. Recipes follow the seasons, include some internationally-inspired dishes, and contain work-ahead advice for making dinner.
Call Number: 641.561 Eri
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
John D. (John Duane) Ivanko, Lisa Kivirist
Call Number: 641.564 Iva
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
Hayley Mason, Bill Staley
Description: Organized by season, the authors present menus for a variety of occasions throughout the year, all following the grain-free requirements of the Paleo diet plan.
Call Number: 641.563 Mas
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
Lindsay S. Nixon
Description: From an elaborate Thanksgiving, to a no-fuss New Year's Eve or cocktail party, to omnivore-approved potlucks such as Super Bowl Sunday, to summer fresh barbecues and picnics, and quick-fix casual dinner parties or lazy Sunday brunches with friends, Lindsay's recipes guarantee you'll have healthy meals, whatever you're celebrating--Excerpted from publisher statement.
Call Number: 641.5636 Nix
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 1, 2017
Bryan Voltaggio, Aki Kamozawa, Ed (Edward Charles) Anderson
Description: Voltaggio plays tribute to the comfort foods he grew up with-- elevated to new heights. He brings his love for seasonal, farm-to-table cooking to this collection of recipes, many of which celebrate his Mid-Atlantic roots.
Call Number: 641.5973 Vol
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
Mark Bittman
Call Number: 641.568 Bit
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
Julie Van Rosendaal
Description: Since In the Dog Kitchen was first published in 2005, pet nutrition has evolved. In this completely revised and updated edition, you'll find more than 35 new grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and even vegetarian recipes. This cookbook also includes detailed information about how to adapt any of the recipes to suit your dog's specific diet. Homemade dog treats have many advantages over the store-bought varieties. They're more economical, there's no unnecessary packaging, and you control exactly goes into them: no preservatives, no strange chemicals, and no unsafe ingredients. In the Dog Kitchen shows you that homemade dog treats are not only budget friendly, but they're very quick and easy to make.
Call Number: 636.7085 Ros 2014
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 1, 2017
Laura Frankel
Call Number: 641.5676 Fra
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
Irma S Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, Ethan Becker
Call Number: 641.5 Rom 2006
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 1, 2017
Mike Berenstain
Description: Presents forty recipes for holiday foods, including sweetheart chocolate cake for Valentine's Day and cozy hot cocoa for Christmas.
Call Number: J 641.568 Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
Carolyn Leontos, Debra Mitchell, Kenneth Weicker
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 1, 2017
Gooseberry Patch (Firm)
Call Number: 641.564 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
Patrick Neely, Gina Neely, Ann Volkwein, Ben Fink
Description: Pat and Gina Neely, the beloved husband-and-wife team and authors Down Home with the Neelys, are all about lettin' the good times roll. It takes family, friends, and ample good food, and in their new book, they share their recipes and secrets for entertaining year-round, dishing up new spins on seasonal classics, and suggesting occasions to celebrate that most of us haven't thought of ourselves. Along with menus for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter Sunday, and every known holiday in between, here are all the fixings for a year of down home celebrating. The Neelys believe that life should be celebrated, holiday or not. With this mouth-watering collection of recipes you have everything you need to Neely-tize your table far beyond the holiday season.--Excerpted from publisher.
Call Number: 641.568 Nee
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
Jessie Price
Call Number: 641.555 Pri
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 1, 2017
Lynne Rossetto Kasper, Sally Swift
Call Number: 641.538 Kas
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 1, 2017
Isa Chandra Moskowitz
Description: A collection of vegan recipes for holiday entertaining and family celebrations including such dishes as banana eggnog pancakes, pumpkin cornbread, sweet potato latkes, eggplant lasagna, and tofu short ribs.
Call Number: 641.5636 Mos
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 31, 2017
Thug Kitchen LLC
Description: Everyone knows food can make or break a party. No need to ruin a good time by eating a gut grenade, so let us show you the way. We'll help you party without damaging your waist or your wallet with healthy meals, casseroles, sides, and snacks that you'll actually want to show off. So fill your cup and pile up your plate 'cause we're gonna have one of those nights.--From page [4] of cover.
Call Number: 641.5636 Thu
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 1, 2017
Anne Byrn
Call Number: 641.5 Byr
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 1, 2017
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Urban Fantasy - Series to get you started

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Wikipedia says

Urban fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy in which the narrative has an urban setting. ... A contemporary setting is not strictly necessary for a work of urban fantasy: works of the genre may also take place in futuristic and historical settings, real or imagined.

We say, these series kick a lot of butt. Check them out! Prepare your binge-reading muscles, it's going to be a wild ride.

Bitten
Kelley Armstrong
FIC Arm
Midnight Crossroad
Charlaine Harris
FIC Har
Blackbirds
Chuck Wendig
FIC Wen
Moon Called
Patricia Briggs
FIC Bri
Dark Currents : Agent Of Hel
Jacqueline Carey
FIC Car
Nightlife
Rob Thurman
FIC Thu
Darkfever [Audiobook]
Karen Marie Moning, Joyce Bean, Brilliance Audio (Firm)
FIC Mon
Sandman Slim [Audiobook]
Richard Kadrey, MacLeod Andrews
FIC Kad
Dead Witch Walking
Kim Harrison
FIC Har
Skinwalker
Faith Hunter
FIC Hun
Discount Armageddon
Seanan McGuire
FIC McG
Some Girls Bite
Chloe Neill
FIC Nei
Greywalker
Kat Richardson
FIC Ric
Something From The Nightside
Simon R. Green
FIC Gre
Guilty Pleasures
Laurell K Hamilton
FIC Ham
Soulless
Gail Carriger
FIC Car
Halfway To The Grave
Jeaniene Frost
FIC Fro
Storm Front
Jim Butcher
FIC But
Hounded
Kevin Hearne
FIC Hea
Succubus Blues
Richelle Mead
FIC Mea
Kitty And The Midnight Hour
Carrie Vaughn
FIC Vau
Witchling
Yasmine Galenorn
FIC Gal
Level Grind
Annie Bellet
FIC Bel
Working For The Devil
Lilith Saintcrow
FIC Sai
Magic Bites
Ilona Andrews
FIC And
Written In Red : A Novel Of The Others
Anne Bishop
FIC Bis

Kelley Armstrong
Description: Elena Michaels is a self-described "mutt," a werewolf who left her secretive pack in upstate New York for a life among humans. In the year since she relocated to Toronto, she's embarked on a career as a journalist and begun a pleasingly mundane relationship with a decent man. All this is jeopardized when she agrees to help her old packmates hunt some troublesome mutts who are converting common criminals to werewolves and leaving a trail of conspicuous carnage.
Call Number: FIC Arm
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Chuck Wendig
Description: When she hitches a ride with truck driver Louis Darling and foresees his brutal murder, Miriam Black, who knows when people will die, must fight for her own life while she tries to save him.
Call Number: FIC Wen
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Jacqueline Carey
Description: Small town Pemkowet, Mich., is a popular tourist destination for humans. It's also home to a thriving 'eldritch community' of supernatural entities, thanks to the presence of the local underworld controlled by the Norse goddess Hel. Daisy Johanssen, a half-demon trying to dodge her innate attraction to the 'Seven Deadlies' while functioning as Hel's agent on Earth and the local link between the eldritch community and the human police, is called in to help investigate the drowning of a local college boy when signs of both foul play and magical residue are found on the body.
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Karen Marie Moning, Joyce Bean, Brilliance Audio (Firm)
Description: MacKayla 'Mac' Lane is on the hunt for answers in Ireland after her sister is mysteriously and brutally murdered. With the ability to peer into the realm of the Fae she closes in on the truth, she realizes there is far more at stake than bringing the killer to justice.
Call Number: FIC Mon
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Kim Harrison
Description: All the creatures of the night gather in "the Hollows" of Cincinnati, to hide, to party, and to feed. Vampires rule the darkness in a predator-eat-predator world rife with dangers beyond imagining - and it's Rachel Morgan's job to keep that world civilized.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2017
Seanan McGuire
Description: Verity Price, who has been trained from birth as a cryptozoologist--a monster hunter--attempts to pursue a career in professional ballroom dance, but dangerous cryptids and an enemy operative keep getting in the way.
Call Number: FIC McG
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 6, 2017
Kat Richardson
Description: Harper Blaine was slogging along as a small-time P.I. when a two-bit perp's savage assault left her dead. For two minutes, to be precise. When Harper comes to in the hospital, she begins to feel a bit ...strange. She sees things that can only be described as weird-shapes emerging from a foggy grey mist, snarling teeth, creatures roaring. But Harper's not crazy. Her "death" has made her a Greywalker-able to move between our world and the mysterious, cross-over zone where things that go bump in the night exist. And her new gift (or curse) is about to drag her into that world of vampires and ghosts, magic and witches, necromancers and sinister artifacts. Whether she likes it or not.
Call Number: FIC Ric
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 6, 2017
Laurell K Hamilton
Description: Introduces the character of Anita Blake, a young necromancer and vampire hunter, who is assigned by the master vampire of the city of St. Louis to find out who is killing the city's vampires and why they are doing it.
Call Number: FIC Ham
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 6, 2017
Jeaniene Frost
Description: Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield pursues the undead with a vengeance in the hope that one of her prey will be the father who ruined her mother's life, but her plans go awry when she is captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter.
Call Number: FIC Fro
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Kevin Hearne
Description: Atticus O'Sullivan, the last of the Druids, finds his peaceful life in Arizona shattered by the arrival of an angry Celtic god who wants Atticus's magical sword, forcing Atticus to call upon some unlikely allies for help.
Call Number: FIC Hea
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Carrie Vaughn
Call Number: FIC Vau
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Annie Bellet
Description: "Jade Crow is a sorceress hiding from the most powerful sorcerer in the world: her ex-boyfriend. Gamer. Nerd. Sorceress. Jade Crow lives a quiet life running her comic book and game store in Wylde, Idaho, hiding from a powerful sorcerer who wants to eat her heart and take her powers--her ex-boyfriend Samir. Yet when dark powers threaten her friends' lives, Jade must save them by using magic. But as soon as she does, her nemesis will find her and she won't be able to stand up against him when he comes. This is the collection of the first four volumes of the Hugo Award nominated series: Justice Calling; Murder of Crows; Pack of Lies; and Hunting Season"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bel
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Ilona Andrews
Description: Mercenary Kate Daniels cleans up urban problems of a paranormal kind. But her latest prey, a pack of undead warriors, presents her greatest challenge.
Call Number: FIC And
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Charlaine Harris
Description: Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It's a pretty standard dried-up western town. There's a pawnshop (someone lives in the basement and is seen only at night). There's a diner (people who are just passing through tend not to linger). And there's new resident Manfred Bernardo, who thinks he's found the perfect place to work in private (and who has secrets of his own). Stop at the one traffic light in town, and everything looks normal. Stay awhile, and learn the truth.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Patricia Briggs
Description: Mercy Thompson's life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn't exactly normal herself.
Call Number: FIC Bri
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Rob Thurman
Call Number: FIC Thu
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 6, 2017
Richard Kadrey, MacLeod Andrews
Description: Working as a sideshow gladiator in Hell after being snatched by demons at the age of nineteen, James Stark escapes and returns to Los Angeles, where he plots to destroy the magic circle that stole his life.
Call Number: FIC Kad
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 6, 2017
Faith Hunter
Description: "Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind, a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires--and hunts the undead for a living. But now she's been hired by Katherine Fonteneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katie's Ladies, to hunt a poerful rogue vampire who's killing other vamps. Amidst a bordello full of real 'ladies of the night,' and a hot Cajun biker with a panther tattoo who stirs her carnal desire, Jane must stay focused and complete her mission or else the next skin she'll need to save may be her own."--p. [4] of cover.
Call Number: FIC Hun
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Chloe Neill
Description: When Merit, a twenty-seven-year-old grad student, accidentally becomes a vampire, she finds herself sucked into a whole new world as she is initiated into Cadogan House, one of the oldest vampire houses in the United States. Unfortunately, Cadogan House is being blamed for some bad behavior with humans and it looks like a war might be on the way.
Call Number: FIC Nei
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 6, 2017
Simon R. Green
Description: "John Taylor is not a private detective per se, but he has a knack for finding lost things. That's why he's been hired to descend into the Nightside, an otherworldly realm in the center of London where fantasy and reality share renting space and the sun never shines."--Fantastic fiction.
Call Number: FIC Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Gail Carriger
Description: Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire -- and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate. With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Jim Butcher
Description: A modern-day mage and consultant to the police finds his stale life suddenly enlivened by the presence of a rival in the black arts.
Call Number: FIC But
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Richelle Mead
Description: "When it comes to jobs in hell, being a succubus seems pretty glamorous. A girl can be anything she wants, the wardrobe is killer, and mortal men will do anything just for a touch. Granted, they often pay with their souls, but why get technical? But Seattle succubus Georgina Kincaid's life is far less exotic. Her boss is a middle-management demon with a thing for John Cusack movies. At least there's her day job at a local bookstore--free books; all the white chocolate mochas she can drink; and easy access to bestselling, sexy writer, Seth Mortensen. Something wicked is at work in Seattle's demon underground. Georgina's about to discover there are some creatures out there that both heaven and hell want to deny.--Excerpted from summary on book.
Call Number: FIC Mea
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Yasmine Galenorn
Description: Meet the D'Artigo sisters: half-human, half-faerie, they're savvy-and sexy-operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But their mixed-blood heritage short-circuits their talents at all the wrong times. Delilah shapeshifts into a tabby cat whenever she's stressed. Menolly's a vampire who's still trying to get the hang of being undead. And Camille is a wicked-good witch, except her magic's as unpredictable as the weather, as her enemies are about to find out-the hard way.
Call Number: FIC Gal
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 6, 2017
Lilith Saintcrow
Description: "When the Devil needs a rogue demon killed, who does he call? The Player: Necromance-for-hire Dante Valentine is choosy about her jobs. Hot tempered and with nerves of steel, she can raise the dead like nobody's business. The Score: The Devil hires Dante to eliminate a rogue demon: Vardimal Santino. In return, he will let her live. It's an offer she can't refuse. The Catch: How do you kill something that can't die?"--Fantastic fiction.
Call Number: FIC Sai
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 6, 2017
Anne Bishop
Description: Enter a world inhabited by the Others, unearthly entities--vampires and shape-shifters among them--who rule the Earth and whose prey are humans. As a blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut--a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg's Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard--a business district operated by the Others. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she's keeping a secret, and second, she doesn't smell like human prey. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth about Meg and that she's wanted by the government, he'll have to decide if she's worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.
Call Number: FIC Bis
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
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Indie Books

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Check out these books that are off the beaten publishing path. 

A Spirited Tail
Leighann Dobbs
FIC Dob
Margaret The First
Danielle Dutton
FIC Dut
All The News I Need : A Novel
Joan Frank
FIC Fra
Old Filth
Jane Gardam
FIC Gar
At The Waterline : Stories From The Columbia River
Brian K. Friesen
FIC Fri
Only The Strong
Jabari Asim
FIC Asi
Camanchaca
Diego Zúñiga, Megan McDowell
FIC Zun
The Accusation
1950- author Pandi, Deborah Smith, 1950- Record of a defection Bandi, 1950- City of specters Bandi, 1950- So near Bandi
FIC Ban
Fat City
Leonard Gardner
FIC Gar
The Days Of Abandonment
Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein
FIC Fer
Fifteen Dogs : An Apologue
André Alexis
FIC Ale
The Gloaming
Melanie Finn, Melanie. Shame Finn
FIC Fin
Frontier
1953- author Canxue, Karen Gernant, Zeping Chen
FIC Can
The Hottest Dishes Of The Tartar Cuisine
Alina Bronsky, Tim Mohr
FIC Bro
Ginny Moon
Benjamin Ludwig
FIC Lud
The Saints Of Rattlesnake Mountain
Don Waters
FIC Wat
Gone
Stacy Claflin
FIC Cla
Turtle Diary
Russell Hoban, Ed Park
FIC Hob
Hold Me
Courtney Milan
FIC Mil
We Show What We Have Learned And Other Stories
Clare Beams
FIC Bea
I'll Tell You In Person
Chloe Caldwell
814 Cal

Leighann Dobbs
Call Number: FIC Dob
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2017
Joan Frank
Description: Frances Ferguson is a lonely, sharp-tongued widow who lives in the wine country. Oliver Gaffney is a painfully shy gay man who guards a secret and lives out equally lonely days in San Francisco. Friends by default, Fran and Ollie nurse the deep anomie of loss and the creeping, animal betrayal of aging. Each loves routine but is anxious that life might be passing by. To crack open this stalemate, Fran insists the two travel together to Paris. The aftermath of their funny, bittersweet journey suggests those small changes, within our reach, that may help us save ourselves - somewhere toward the end.
Call Number: FIC Fra
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2017
Brian K. Friesen
Description: "A refreshingly astute portrayal of the many personalities and histories that converge in small communities--in this case a houseboat community along the Columbia River. The hazards and joys of life on the water are revealed through shifting perspectives: a young man whose tragic history with the river both ties him to it and sets him apart from it, an old-timer who's been around long enough to remember the river before it was tamed by dams, a latchkey kid adjusting to his new life living aboard a tiny sailboat with an angry father, a couple who only ever intended to live on the river temporarily, and the woman who sees her neighbors' inner truths and channels them into her paintings. This book portrays the strong, cathartic connection dwellers of the Pacific Northwest have to their land and rivers. It provides a thoughtful meditation on the nature of storytelling and how the stories we tell shape the people we become and affect the world around us."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Fri
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2017
Diego Zúñiga, Megan McDowell
Description: "A long drive across Chile's Atacama desert, traversing "the worn-out puzzle" of a broken family-a young man's corrosive intimacy with his mother, the obtrusive cheer of his absentee father, his uncle's unexplained death-occupies the heart of this novel. Camanchaca is a low fog pushing in from the sea, its moisture sustaining a near-barren landscape. Camanchaca is the discretion that makes a lifelong grief possible. Sometimes, the silences are what bind us. Diego Zúñiga (born 1987) is a Chilean author and journalist. He is the author of two novels and the recipient of the Juegos Literarios Gabriela Mistral and the Chilean National Book and Reading Council Award. He lives in Santiago de Chile. Megan McDowell's translations include books by Alejandro Zambra, Arturo Fontaine, Lina Meruane, and Mariana Enriquez, and have been published in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, Tin House, and McSweeney's, among others. She lives in Santiago, Chile"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Zun
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2017
Leonard Gardner
Call Number: FIC Gar
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2017
André Alexis
Description: A bet between the gods Hermes and Apollo leads them to grant human consciousness and language to a group of dogs overnighting at a Toronto veterinary clinic. Suddenly capable of more complex thought, the pack is torn between those who resist the new ways of thinking, preferring the old 'dog' ways, and those who embrace the change. The gods watch from above as the dogs venture into their newly unfamiliar world, as they become divided among themselves, as each struggles with new thoughts and feelings.
Call Number: FIC Ale
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2017
1953- author Canxue, Karen Gernant, Zeping Chen
Description: "Frontier opens with the story of Liujin, a young woman heading out on her own to create her own life in Pebble Town, a somewhat surreal place at the base of Snow Mountain where wolves roam the streets and certain enlightened individuals can see and enter a paradisiacal garden. Exploring life in this city (or in the frontier) through the viewpoint of a dozen different characters, some simple, some profound."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Can
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2017
Benjamin Ludwig
Call Number: FIC Lud
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2017
Stacy Claflin
Call Number: FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2017
Courtney Milan
Call Number: FIC Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2017
Chloe Caldwell
Description: Flailing in jobs, failing at love, getting addicted and un-addicted to people, food, and drugs--I'll Tell You in Person is a frank account of attempts at adulthood and all the less than perfect ways we get there. Caldwell has a knack for looking within and reporting back what's really there, rather than what she'd like you to see.--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 814 Cal
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2017
Danielle Dutton
Description: "Margaret the First dramatizes the life of Margaret Cavendish, the shy, gifted, and wildly unconventional 17th-century Duchess. The eccentric Margaret wrote and published volumes of poems, philosophy, feminist plays, and utopian science fiction at a time when 'being a writer' was not an option open to women."--Publisher website.
Call Number: FIC Dut
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2017
Jane Gardam
Call Number: FIC Gar
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2017
Jabari Asim
Description: "The lives of a reformed hit man, a crusading doctor, a genteel mobster, and a headstrong college student cross in a sweltering Midwestern city in 1970"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Asi
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2017
1950- author Pandi, Deborah Smith, 1950- Record of a defection Bandi, 1950- City of specters Bandi, 1950- So near Bandi
Description: "A collection of searing and heart-wrenching stories by an anonymous North Korean writer who is still living in the country, The Accusation was secretly brought to South Korea in order to be published there and abroad. Seventeen publishers around the world are now preparing editions. This deeply moving and eye-opening literary work paints a powerful portrait of life under the North Korean regime. Set during the period of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il's leadership, the seven stories that make up The Accusation give voice to the people living under this most bizarre and horrifying of dictatorships. The characters of these mesmerizing stories come from a wide variety of backgrounds, from a young mother living among the elite in Pyongyang whose son misbehaves during a political rally, to a former Communist war hero who is deeply disillusioned with the intrusion of the Party into everything he holds dear, to a husband and father who is denied a travel permit and sneaks onto a train in order to visit his critically ill mother. In one story a mother attempts to feed her husband during the worst years of North Korea's famine, and in another, a woman in a perilous situation meets the Dear Leader himself. As a whole, the stories offer a testimony of the horrors of the police state, the insidious power of the Party, and the broken ideology that underpins the crimes of the regime. The Accusation is a vivid depiction of life in a dictatorship, and also a hopeful testament to the humanity and rich internal life that persists even in such inhumane conditions."--Jacket.
Call Number: FIC Ban
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2017
Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein
Description: Once an aspiring writer, Olga traded literary ambition for marriage and motherhood; when Mario dumps her after 15 years, she is utterly unprepared. Though she tells herself that she is a competent woman, nothing like the poverella (poor abandoned wife) that mothers whispered about in her childhood, Olga falls completely apart. Routine chores overwhelm her; she neglects her appearance and forgets her manners; she throws herself at the older musician downstairs; she sees the poverella's ghost. After months of self-pity, anger, doubt, fury, desperation and near madness, her acknowledgments of weaknesses in the marriage feel as earned as they are unsurprising.
Call Number: FIC Fer
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2017
Melanie Finn, Melanie. Shame Finn
Description: After her husband leaves her and she is involved in a tragic accident, Pilgrim Jones moves to Africa and befriends a series of locals, but when a witch doctor carries a curse into town, Pilgrim cannot shake the feeling she is being watched.
Call Number: FIC Fin
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2017
Alina Bronsky, Tim Mohr
Description: Rosa's schemes to abort her daughter Sulfia's fetus after learning of the pregnancy, takes her granddaughter Aminat after the baby's birth, and move the family out of the Soviet Union eventually lead to tragedy.
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2017
Don Waters
Description: With the gothic sensibility of Flannery O'Connor and emotional delicacy of Raymond Carver, these nine contemporary stories deftly explore the lives of characters losing or clinging to a fleeting faith and struggling to find something meaningful to believe in beneath overpowering desert skies. Soldiers, seekers, priests, prisoners, and surfers pursue their fate amid bizarre, sometimes overwhelming circumstances.
Call Number: FIC Wat
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2017
Russell Hoban, Ed Park
Description: William, a clerk at a used-book store, lives in a rooming house after a divorce that has left him without home or family. Neaera is a successful writer of children's books, who, in her own estimation, "looks like the sort of spinster who doesn't keep cats and is not a vegetarian. Looks... like a man's woman who hasn't got a man." Entirely unknown to each other, they are both drawn to the turtle tank at the London zoo with "minds full of turtle thoughts," wondering how the turtles might be freed. And then comes the day when Neaera walks into William's bookstore, and together they form an unlikely partnership to make what seemed a crazy dream become a reality.
Call Number: FIC Hob
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2017
Clare Beams
Description: The literary, historic, and fantastic collide in these wise and exquisitely unsettling stories. From bewildering assemblies in a school auditoriums to the murky waters of Depression-era resort, Beam's landscapes are tinged with otherworldliness, and her characters' desires stretch the limits of reality.
Call Number: FIC Bea
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2017
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If you have a hankering to crack open a new case, or befriend a new detective, you've come to the right place. These mysteries, all first in a series, are a perfect place to find your next favorite binge read (or watch!).

"A" Is For Alibi [Large Print]
Sue Grafton
LP FIC Gra
Murder Is Binding
Lorna Barrett
FIC Bar
A Drink Before The War
Dennis Lehane
FIC Leh
Naked In Death
J. D. Robb
FIC Rob
A Morbid Taste For Bones
Ellis Peters
FIC Pet
On What Grounds [Large Print]
Cleo Coyle
LP FIC Coy
Agatha Raisin And The Quiche Of Death [Audiobook]
M. C Beaton, Donada Peters
FIC Bea
One For The Money [Large Print]
Janet Evanovich
LP FIC Eva
Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder
Joanne Fluke
FIC Flu
Size 12 Is Not Fat
Meg Cabot
FIC Cab
Cocaine Blues
Kerry Greenwood
FIC Gre
Still Life
Louise Penny
FIC Pen
Crocodile On The Sandbank [Audiobook]
Elizabeth Peters, Susan O'Malley
FIC Pet
Storm Front [Audiobook]
Jim Butcher, James Marsters
FIC But
Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris
FIC Har
The Blessing Way.
Tony Hillerman
FIC Hil
Death At La Fenice
Donna Leon
FIC Leo
The Cuckoo's Calling [Audiobook]
Robert Galbraith, Robert Glenister
FIC Gal
Deja Dead
Kathy Reichs
FIC Rei
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo [Large Print]
Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland
LP FIC Lar
Fer-de-lance ; &, The League Of Frightened Men
Rex Stout
FIC Sto
The Mysterious Affair At Styles.
Agatha Christie
FIC Chr
Hallowed Murder
Ellen Hart
FIC Har
The Secret Of The Old Clock.
Carolyn Keene
J FIC Kee
In The Woods
Tana French
FIC Fre
The Surgeon
Tess Gerritsen
FIC Ger
Iron Lake
William Kent Krueger
FIC Kru
The Sweetness At The Bottom Of The Pie
C. Alan Bradley
FIC Bra
Knit One, Kill Two
Maggie Sefton
FIC Sef
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax
Dorothy Gilman
FIC Gil
Maisie Dobbs
Jacqueline Winspear
FIC Win
Whose Body?
Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh) Sayers
FIC Say

Sue Grafton
Description: With motive, access, and opportunity, Nikki Fife is the cops' number-one suspect when Laurence Fife, a prominent divorce attorney, is murdered; eight years later, out on parole, Nikki hires Kinsey Millhone to find out who really killed her husband.
Call Number: LP FIC Gra
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 12, 2017
Dennis Lehane
Description: A cadre of powerful Massachusetts politicians offer Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro big money for a small job: find the missing cleaning woman who allegedly stole confidental statehouse documents. but there's much more to this crime than anyone realizes.
Call Number: FIC Leh
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 12, 2017
Ellis Peters
Call Number: FIC Pet
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2017
M. C Beaton, Donada Peters
Description: A public relations executive in London, until her recent retirement to Cotswold village, Agatha begins to soften her image. She enters a "best quiche" competition, buying one in London to pass off as her own. It doesn't win but is taken home by Mr. Cummings-Browne, the judge. He eats it and dies. Agatha is sure there's murder afoot and nearly loses her own life before she proves it.
Call Number: FIC Bea
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 12, 2017
Joanne Fluke
Description: Hannah Swensen's supplies are delivered daily by Ron LaSalle, whom she often passes on her way to work. On this fateful day, Ron's truck is soon parked behind the store, but he fails to reappear. When Hannah finds him seated in the truck, the window open, a bullet through his chest, she is inspired to work her way through the townspeople, looking for a motive for Ron's death, even as she manfully resists her widowed mother's attempts to find her a husband.
Call Number: FIC Flu
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 12, 2017
Kerry Greenwood
Call Number: FIC Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 12, 2017
Elizabeth Peters, Susan O'Malley
Description: Amelia Peabody, that indomitable product of the Victorian age, embarks on her first Egyptian adventure armed with unshakable self-confidence, a journal to record her thoughts, and, of course, a sturdy umbrella. Along the way, she meets up with Evelyn Barton-Forbes, the Emerson brothers, and a lively mummy. How Amelia arranges all to her satisfaction is just one of the pleasures of theis delightfully witty mystery.
Call Number: FIC Pet
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 12, 2017
Charlaine Harris
Description: Being telepathic, Miss Sookie has no luck dating the living. It's just too awkward for her to become intimate with a man--let alone sleep with him--when she can hear everything he's thinking about her. But then the alluring vampire Bill stops into her bar, and his mind reads silent as a tomb. Finally, the match she's longed for! There are some corrupt criminals, however, who wish to destroy Sookie's undead beau--and soon realize they picked the wrong vampire to aggravate.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 12, 2017
Donna Leon
Description: The twisted maze of Venice's canals has always been shrouded in mystery. Even the opera house, La Fenice, has seen its share of death. But nothing so horrific as that of world-famous conductor, Maestro Helmut Wellauer - poisoned during a performance of La Traviata. Even Commissario of Police Guido Brunetti is shocked at the number of enemies Wellauer has made on his way to the top - but just how many have motive enough for murder?
Call Number: FIC Leo
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 12, 2017
Kathy Reichs
Description: It's June in Montreal, and Tempe Brennan, Quebec's director of forensic anthropology, knows she is trailing a serial murderer when a dismembered and stored body turns up in a downtown park.
Call Number: FIC Rei
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 12, 2017
Rex Stout
Description: When a fer-de-lance, one of the most dreaded snakes known to man, is given to Nero Wolfe, Archie knows he's getting very close to solving the clever murders of an immigrant and a college president. The investigation proceeds from the brownstone on West 35th Street as the listener is entertained by the symbiotic relationship of Wolfe and Goodwin.
Call Number: FIC Sto
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 12, 2017
Ellen Hart
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 12, 2017
Tana French
Description: After a 12-year-old Irish lad and his two pals fail to return from a day in the woods, searchers find only the terrified sixth grader--with blood-filled shoes and no memory of what happened. Now 32, the tragedy's sole survivor Rob Ryan is a detective on Dublin's Murder Squad. A current investigation takes Rob to the exact site of his childhood trauma. With the present case chillingly similar to his 20-year-old nightmare, Rob hopes to unlock the shrouded secrets of his past.
Call Number: FIC Fre
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 12, 2017
William Kent Krueger
Description: In a small town in Minnesota a hated judge is found dead under suspicious circumstances. Former sheriff Cork O'Connor investigates if there is a connection between the judge's death, an Indian casino and the disappearance of a young Ojibwa Indian.
Call Number: FIC Kru
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 3, 2017
Maggie Sefton
Description: Finding a killer becomes an all-too-personal quest for Kelly Flynn when she returns to Colorado from Washington, D.C., to uncover the truth about the death of her beloved Aunt Helen, turning to the knitting regulars at the House of Lambspun for a few lessons in knitting and in capturing a murderer.
Call Number: FIC Sef
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 12, 2017
Jacqueline Winspear
Description: Private detective Maisie Dobbs must investigate the reappearance of a dead man who turns up at a cooperative farm called the Retreat that caters to men who are recovering their health after World War I.
Call Number: FIC Win
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 12, 2017
Lorna Barrett
Description: When she moved to Stoneham, city slicker Tricia Miles met nothing but friendly faces. And when she opened her mystery bookstore, she met friendly competition. But when she finds Doris Gleason dead in her own cookbook store, killed by a carving knife, the atmosphere seems more cutthroat than cordial. Someone wanted to get their hands on the rare cookbook that Doris had recently purchased-and the locals think that someone is Tricia. To clear her name, Tricia will have to take a page out of one of her own mysteries-and hunt down someone who isn't killing by the book.
Call Number: FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 12, 2017
J. D. Robb
Description: Three young women have been brutally murdered. After 10 years on the New York City police force, Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows better than to become emotionally involved with her work. But the prime suspect is a suave, sophisticated Irish billionaire with a mysterious past and she finds herself powerless to resist his charm.
Call Number: FIC Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 12, 2017
Cleo Coyle
Description: Carolyn arrives at work to discover the assistant manager dead in the back of the store, coffee grounds strewn everywhere. Two detectives investigate. But when they find no sign of forced entry or foul play, they deem it an accident. Still, Carolyn is not convinced. And after the police leave, Carolyn can't help wondering...If this was an act of murder, is she in danger?
Call Number: LP FIC Coy
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 12, 2017
Janet Evanovich
Description: A New Jersey bounty hunter with attitude, bail-bonds apprehension agent Stephanie Plum pursues a former vice cop, now on the run, with whom she shares a sordid history and a powerful chemistry.
Call Number: LP FIC Eva
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 12, 2017
Meg Cabot
Description: Heather Wells Rocks! Or, at least, she did. That was before she left the pop-idol life behind after she gained a dress size or two and lost a boyfriend, a recording contract, and her life savings (when Mom took the money and ran off to Argentina). Now that the glamour and glory days of endless mall appearances are in the past, Heather's perfectly happy with her new size 12 shape (the average for the American woman!) and her new job as an assistant dorm director at one of New York's top colleges. That is, until the dead body of a female student from Heather's residence hall is discovered at the bottom of an elevator shaft.
Call Number: FIC Cab
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 12, 2017
Louise Penny
Description: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it's nothing more than a tragic hunting accident, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods, and is soon certain that Jane Neal died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter.
Call Number: FIC Pen
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 12, 2017
Jim Butcher, James Marsters
Description: As far as he knows, Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is only openly practicing professional wizard in the country. With rent past due and a decent meal becoming an issue of importance, Harry needs to find work soon. A call from a distraught wife, and other from Lt. Murphy of the Chicago Police, makes Harry believe that things are looking up. In fact, they are about to get much worse. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill.
Call Number: FIC But
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 12, 2017
Tony Hillerman
Call Number: FIC Hil
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 12, 2017
Robert Galbraith, Robert Glenister
Description: "After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man" -- from publisher's web site.
Call Number: FIC Gal
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 12, 2017
Stieg Larsson, Reg Keeland
Description: The disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden, gnaws at her octogenarian uncle, Henrik Vanger. He is determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder. He hires crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist, recently at the wrong end of a libel case, to get to the bottom of Harriet's disappearance. Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old, pierced, tattooed genius hacker, possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age--and a terrifying capacity for ruthlessness--assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, an astonishing corruption at the highest echelon of Swedish industrialism--and a surprising connection between themselves.--From publisher description.
Call Number: LP FIC Lar
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 12, 2017
Agatha Christie
Description: There has been a murder at Styles Court. Detective Poirot comes out of retirement to solve who would want the rich heiress Inglethorp dead, and would have the impudence to poison her. The jagged plot turns keep Poirot--and the reader--guessing as suspicion shifts from one peculiar character to the next. In Agatha Christie's first published work, the reader meets Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, destined to become the central detective of her mystery novels.
Call Number: FIC Chr
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 12, 2017
Carolyn Keene
Description: Nancy Drew's keen mind is tested when she searches for a missing will.
Call Number: J FIC Kee
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 12, 2017
Tess Gerritsen
Description: A female trauma surgeon, terrorized by a serial killer in Boston using the same MO as a killer who attacked her during her internship years in Savannah, works with a detective to solve the crime while trying to stay alive.
Call Number: FIC Ger
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 12, 2017
C. Alan Bradley
Description: It is the summer of 1950—and a series of inexplicable events has struck Buckshaw, the decaying English mansion that Flavia’s family calls home. A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Hours later, Flavia de Luce finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath. For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw. “I wish I could say I was afraid, but I wasn’t. Quite the contrary. This was by far the most interesting thing that had ever happened to me in my entire life.”
Call Number: FIC Bra
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 12, 2017
Dorothy Gilman
Description: A widowed matron decides to pursue her lifelong desire to be a spy, finds herself useful to the CIA, and successfully completes an assignment which takes her from New Jersey to Mexico City to Albania.
Call Number: FIC Gil
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 12, 2017
Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh) Sayers
Call Number: FIC Say
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 12, 2017
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Books that will make you really hungry!

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There is nothing better than reading about delicious savory  meals, except perhaps eating theme. But in liu of a four course gormet experience, please enjoy these tasty, food-themed books.

All The Presidents' Pastries : Twenty-five Years In The White House : A Memoir
Roland Mesnier, Christian Malard
B Mes
Give A Girl A Knife : A Memoir
Amy Thielen
B Thi
Alone In The Kitchen With An Eggplant : Confessions Of Cooking For One And Dining Alone
Jenni Ferrari-Adler
641.561 Alo
Gourmet Rhapsody
Muriel Barbery, Alison Anderson
FIC Bar
An Everlasting Meal : Cooking With Economy And Grace
Tamar Adler
641.5 Adl
Heartburn
Nora Ephron
FIC Eph
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle : A Year Of Food Life [Audiobook]
Barbara Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp, Camille Kingsolver
641 Kin
Heat : An Amateur's Adventures As Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta Maker, And Apprentice To A Dante-quoting Butcher In Tuscany
Bill Buford
641.5945 Buf
Blood, Bones, And Butter [Electronic Resource]
Gabrielle Hamilton
Home Cooking
Laurie Colwin
641.5 Col
Coming To My Senses : The Making Of A Counterculture Cook
Alice Waters
ordered 062917
My Life In France [Audiobook]
Julia Child, Alex Prud'homme, Kimberly Farr
B Chi
Cork Dork : A Wine-fueled Adventure Among The Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, And Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me To Live For Taste
Bianca Bosker
641.22 Bos
The Gastronomical Me
M. F. K. (Mary Frances Kennedy) Fisher
641.013 Fis
Double Cup Love : On The Trail Of Family, Food, And Broken Hearts In China
Eddie Huang
B Hua
The Language Of Food : A Linguist Reads The Menu
Dan Jurafsky
641.3 Jur
Eating Rome : Living The Good Life In The Eternal City
Elizabeth Helman-Minchilli
641.5945 Hel
The Man Who Ate Everything : And Other Gastronomic Feats, Disputes, And Pleasurable Pursuits
Jeffrey Steingarten
641.013 Ste
Edible Stories : A Novel In Sixteen Parts
Mark Kurlansky
FIC Kur
The Mistress Of Spices
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
FIC Div
Food : A Love Story
Jim Gaffigan
817 Gaf
The Particular Sadness Of Lemon Cake [Electronic Resource]
Aimee Bender, Inc OverDrive
Gastrophysics : The New Science Of Eating
Charles (Experimental psychologist) Spence, Heston Blumenthal
641.013 Spe

Roland Mesnier, Christian Malard
Call Number: B Mes
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 6, 2017
Jenni Ferrari-Adler
Call Number: 641.561 Alo
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 6, 2017
Tamar Adler
Call Number: 641.5 Adl
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 6, 2017
Barbara Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp, Camille Kingsolver
Call Number: 641 Kin
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 5, 2017
Gabrielle Hamilton
Description: Before Gabrielle Hamilton opened her acclaimed New York restaurant Prune, she spent twenty fierce, hard-living years trying to find purpose and meaning in her life. Here she tells of the unconventional journey taken through the many kitchens of her life on her way to where she is now.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Sep 6, 2017
Alice Waters
Call Number: ordered 062917
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2017
Eddie Huang
Description: "Fresh Off the Boat was Huang's story of growing up in his wild family as a first-generation Chinese-American in the comically hostile world of suburban America; a rejection of the typical narrative of assimilation, it was a rallying cry for cultural integrity. But as he entered adulthood (of sorts) he began to wonder just how authentic his Chinese identity really was, a dilemma that grew more acute as he contemplated proposing marriage to his all-American (well, all-Italian-American) girlfriend. So he enlisted his brothers Emery and Evan and returned to the land his ancestors had abandoned. His immediate goal was to sample the best food in China, from four-star restaurants in Shanghai to sidewalk vendors in Chengdu, and open his own stand to see if his food stood up to Chinese tastes--but his deeper goal was to reconnect with his homeland, repair his frayed family relationships, decide whether to marry to his American girlfriend, and figure out just where to find meaning in his life. Parallelling Eddie's journey to China, this starts off as a book about food, but widens into a powerful story about love and family and what really make us who we are"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: B Hua
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2017
Elizabeth Helman-Minchilli
Description: Elizabeth Minchilli has been eating her way through Rome since she was 12 years old. Eating Rome, based on her blog Elizabeth Minchilli in Rome, is her homage to the city that feeds her, literally and figuratively. Her story is a personal, quirky and deliciously entertaining look at some of the city's monuments to food culture. Join her as she takes you on a stroll through her favorite open air markets; stop by the best gelato shops; order plates full of carbonara and finish the day with a brilliant red Negroni. Coffee, pizza, artichokes and grappa are starting points for mouth-watering stories about this ancient city.
Call Number: 641.5945 Hel
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 6, 2017
Mark Kurlansky
Description: In these linked stories, Mark Kurlansky reveals the bond that can hold people together, tear them apart, or make them become vegan: food. Through muffins or hot dogs, an indigenous Alaskan fish soup, a bean curd Thanksgiving turkey or potentially toxic crème brulee, a rotating cast of characters learns how to honor the past, how to realize you're not in love with someone any more, and how to forgive. These women and men meet and eat and love, leave and drink and in the end, come together in Seattle as they are as inextricably linked with each other as they are with the food they eat and the wine they drink.
Call Number: FIC Kur
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2017
Jim Gaffigan
Description: Gaffigan has made his career rhapsodizing over the most treasured dishes of the American diet ("choking on bacon is like getting murdered by your lover") and decrying the worst offenders ("kale is the early morning of foods"). Now he will give fans what they really crave--hundreds of pages of his thoughts on all things culinary(ish). Insights such as: why he believes coconut water was invented to get people to stop drinking coconut water, why pretzel bread is #3 on his most important inventions of humankind (behind the wheel and the computer), and the answer to the age-old question "which animal is more delicious: the pig, the cow, or the bacon cheeseburger?"--Excerpted from publisher statement.
Call Number: 817 Gaf
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2017
Charles (Experimental psychologist) Spence, Heston Blumenthal
Description: The pleasures of food lie mostly in the mind, not in the mouth. Get that straight and you can start to understand what really makes food enjoyable, stimulating, and, most important, memorable. Spence reveals the importance of all the “off the plate” elements of a meal: the weight of cutlery, the color of the plate, the background music, and much more. Whether we're dining alone or at a dinner party, on a plane or in front of the TV, he reveals how to understand what we're tasting and influence what others experience.--From statement at AMAZON.
Call Number: 641.013 Spe
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 6, 2017
Amy Thielen
Description: "A beautifully written memoir that follows one woman from her childhood in a dysfunctional Midwestern family to becoming a chef in New York City and finally her triumphant return home to reclaim and redeem Midwestern cooking. Amy Thielen, author of the James Beard Award-winning cookbook The New Midwestern Table, traces her journey from Park Rapids, Minnesota, to cooking professionally under some of New York City's finest chefs--including David Bouley, Daniel Boulud, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten--and thenback home again. A love of food and an overwhelming desire to get the hell out of small-town America drive Thielen to New York to seek out its intense culinary world, which she embraces enthusiastically, while her boyfriend finds success in its fickle art world. After years of living in the city, with frequent trips back home in the summertime, the couple eventually chooses life deep in the woods in a cabin Thielen's husband built by hand. There Aaron can practice his craft while Amy takes the skills shelearned cooking professionally and turns them to undoing years of processed foods to uncover true Midwestern cooking, which begins simply with humble workhorse ingredients such as potatoes and onions. Give a Girl a Knife offers a fresh look into New York's fine dining scene while also acknowledging a universal nostalgia for home--and a yearning to remake that home so it's even better than you remember."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: B Thi
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2017
Muriel Barbery, Alison Anderson
Description: In the heart of Paris, in the posh building made famous in The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Pierre Athens, the greatest food critic in the world, is dying. Revered by some and reviled by many, Monsieur Arthens has been lording it over the worldÂ’s most esteemed chefs for years, passing judgment on their creations, deciding their fates with a stroke of his pen, destroying and building reputations on a whim. But now, during these his final hours, his mind has turned to simpler things. He is desperately searching for that singular flavor, that sublime something once sampled, never forgotten, the Flavor par excellence. Indeed, this flamboyant and self-absorbed man desires only one thing before he dies: one last taste.
Call Number: FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2017
Nora Ephron
Description: It's the story of Rachel (cookbook writer) Samstat and Mark (syndicated columnist) Feldman, whose happy marriage - well, Rachel always assumed it was happy - is breaking up. (It's breaking up in New York, its breaking up in Washington, and of course, it's breaking up on the Eastern Shuttle.)
Call Number: FIC Eph
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2017
Laurie Colwin
Call Number: 641.5 Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2017
Julia Child, Alex Prud'homme, Kimberly Farr
Call Number: B Chi
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 5, 2017
M. F. K. (Mary Frances Kennedy) Fisher
Call Number: 641.013 Fis
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2017
Dan Jurafsky
Call Number: 641.3 Jur
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2017
Jeffrey Steingarten
Call Number: 641.013 Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2017
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Description: The story of Tilo, a young woman born in another time, in a faraway place, who is trained in the ancient art of spices and ordained as a mistress charged with special powers. Once fully initiated in a rite of fire, the now imortal Tilo - in a gnarled and arthritic body of an old woman - travels through time to Oakland, California, where she opens a shop from which she administers spices as curatives to her customers.
Call Number: FIC Div
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 5, 2017
Aimee Bender, Inc OverDrive
Description: On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein, a girl at the periphery of schoolyard games and her distracted parents' attention, bites into her mother's homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother's emotions in the cake. She discovers this gift to her horror, for her mother--her cheerful, good-with-crafts, can-do mother--tastes of despair and desperation. Suddenly, and for the rest of her life, food becomes a peril and a threat to Rose. The curse her gift has bestowed is the secret knowledge all families keep hidden--her mother's life outside the home, her father's detachment, her brother's clash with the world. Yet as Rose grows up she learns to harness her gift and becomes aware that there are secrets even her taste buds cannot discern.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Sep 6, 2017
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The creative lives of artists

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Throughout history, art has inspired and wowed, brought civilizations down, and built them back up again. Delve into the lives of the masters behind these works of art.

Andy Warhol : A Documentary Film [DVD]
Donald Rosenfeld, Daniel Wolf, Ric Burns, James Sanders, Jeff Koons
B War
Leonardo And The Last Supper
Ross King
759.5 Leo
Ansel Adams [DVD]
Ric Burns, Sierra Club Productions, Steeplechase Films Inc, PBS DVD (Firm)
B Ada
Mad Enchantment : Claude Monet And The Painting Of The Water Lilies
Ross King
759.4 Mon
Before They Were Famous : How Seven Artists Got Their Start
Bob Raczka
J 704.08 Rac
Mary Cassatt : Extraordinary Impressionist Painter
Barbara Herkert, Gabi Swiatkowska
E Her
Caravaggio : A Life Sacred And Profane
Andrew Graham-Dixon, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
B Car
Of Arms And Artists : The American Revolution Through Painters' Eyes
Paul J. Staiti
759.13 Sta
Creation : A Novel
Katherine Govier
FIC Gov
Pollock [DVD]
Ed Harris, Fred Berner, Jon Kilik, Marcia Gay Harden, Tom Bower
Drama
Dark Star : H.R. Giger's World [DVD]
Belinda Sallin, Leslie Barany, Kimstim Films
B Gig
The Art Of Rivalry : Four Friendships, Betrayals, And Breakthroughs In Modern Art
Sebastian Smee
700.92 Sme
Drawing Blood : A Memoir
Molly Crabapple
B Cra
The Beaches Of Agnès = Les Plages D'agnès [DVD]
Agnès Varda, Joanna Bruzdowicz, Stéphane Vilar, Paule Cornet, Ciné Tamaris (Firm)
791.43 Bea
Everybody Was So Young : Gerald And Sara Murphy, A Lost Generation Love Story
Amanda Vaill
920 Vai
The Forest Lover [Large Print]
Susan Vreeland
LP FIC Vre
Exit Through The Gift Shop [DVD]
Banksy, Jaimie D'Cruz, Holly Cushing, Zam Baring, James Gay-Rees
751.73 Exi
The Highwaymen: Florida's Outsider Artists [DVD]
Inc Everglades Media, Janson Media
758.178 Hig
Far Out Isn't Far Enough : The Tomi Ungerer Story [DVD]
Brad Bernstein, Rick Cikowski, Tomi Ungerer, Maurice Sendak, Jules Feiffer
B Ung
The Life Of Leonardo Da Vinci [DVD]
Renato Castellani, Philippe Leroy, Giulio Bosetti, Radiotelevisione italiana, Instituto Luce
B Leo
Frida, A Biography Of Frida Kahlo
Hayden Herrera
B Kah
The Lives Of The Muses : Nine Women & The Artists They Inspired
Francine Prose
920 Pro
Hold Still : A Memoir With Photographs
Sally Mann
B Man
The Noisy Paint Box : The Colors And Sounds Of Kandinsky's Abstract Art
Barb Rosenstock, Mary GrandPré
E Ros
In The Realms Of The Unreal : The Mystery Of Henry Darger [DVD]
Jessica Yu, Henry Darger, Larry Pine-Dakota Fanning, Jeff Beal, Diorama Films
B Dar
The Private Lives Of The Impressionists
Sue Roe
759.4 Roe
Katie And The Sunflowers
James Mayhew
E May

Donald Rosenfeld, Daniel Wolf, Ric Burns, James Sanders, Jeff Koons
Description: A portrait of the most famous and controversial artist of the second half of the twentieth century. Explores the complete spectrum of Warhol's artistic output, from the late 1940s to his death in 1987.
Call Number: B War
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
Ric Burns, Sierra Club Productions, Steeplechase Films Inc, PBS DVD (Firm)
Description: "Portrait of a great artist and ardent environmentalist-for whom life and art, photography and wilderness, creativity and communication, love and expression, were inextricably connected"--Container.
Call Number: B Ada
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
Bob Raczka
Description: This book focuses on the childhood works of seven artists, with lots of interesting facts about who or what influenced them when they were children and young adults. Three works from each artist are included, showing how their style developed and changed over time.
Call Number: J 704.08 Rac
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 30, 2017
Andrew Graham-Dixon, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Description: An exploration into the dark and desperate life of Caravaggio as he created the most dramatic paintings of his age.
Call Number: B Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 30, 2017
Katherine Govier
Call Number: FIC Gov
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 30, 2017
Belinda Sallin, Leslie Barany, Kimstim Films
Description: Swiss-born artist and sculptor H. R. Giger is an architect of nightmares and a sci-fi pioneer. He won an Oscar for the iconic monster in Ridley Scott's classic movie "Alien," but who was the man behind the images of sexual, biomechanical horror?
Call Number: B Gig
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
Molly Crabapple
Description: The underground artist and journalist presents a memoir of her years between September 11 and the Occupy movement in New York City to discuss the impact of historical events on her work and her decision to become a witness journalist.
Call Number: B Cra
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 30, 2017
Amanda Vaill
Call Number: 920 Vai
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 30, 2017
Banksy, Jaimie D'Cruz, Holly Cushing, Zam Baring, James Gay-Rees
Description: An eccentric French shopkeeper turned documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner with spectacular results. Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post-hurricane New Orleans to the Palestinian segregation wall in the West Bank. Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid prosecution, Banksy has so far resisted all attempts to be captured on film.
Call Number: 751.73 Exi
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
Brad Bernstein, Rick Cikowski, Tomi Ungerer, Maurice Sendak, Jules Feiffer
Description: One man's wild, lifelong adventure of testing society's boundaries through his subversive art combines traditional documentary storytelling with original animation culled from seven decades worth of art from the renegade children's book author and illustrator. Using a palette of 20th century events to paint an artist's epic yet controversial life story, the film offers a retrospective of Ungerer's life and art.
Call Number: B Ung
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
Hayden Herrera
Call Number: B Kah
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 30, 2017
Sally Mann
Description: A memoir and family history from acclaimed photographer Sally Mann. Her luminous photographs have become icons of modern art, but Mann also possesses a fearlessness and clarity of vision in her writing as well. As she sets out to understand her parents, Mann unravels threads that lead to discoveries about generations past, the marks they made on the world, and how these reverberate in her life and work today.
Call Number: B Man
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 30, 2017
Jessica Yu, Henry Darger, Larry Pine-Dakota Fanning, Jeff Beal, Diorama Films
Description: A haunting portrait of Henry Darger, a reclusive janitor by day and a visionary artist by night.
Call Number: B Dar
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
James Mayhew
Description: While visiting the art museum, Katie has an adventure stepping in and out of five paintings by Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Cezanne. Includes information about Post-impressionism and the particular paintings and artists in the story.
Call Number: E May
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
Ross King
Description: Tells the complete story of the creation of The Last Supper mural: the adversities suffered by the artist during its execution; the experimental techniques he employed; the models for Christ and the Apostles that he used; and the numerous personalities involved -- everyone from the Leonardo's young assistants to Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan who commissioned the work.
Call Number: 759.5 Leo
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 30, 2017
Ross King
Description: Among all of Monet's creations, the paintings of the water lilies in his garden at Giverny are most famous. Monet himself intended them to provide "an asylum of peaceful meditation." Yet, as King reveals, these beautiful canvases belie the intense frustration Monet experienced at the difficulties of capturing the fugitive effects of light, water, and color. They also reflect the terrible personal torments Monet suffered in the last dozen years of his life. By early 1914 French newspapers were reporting that Monet had retired his brushes, yet at 73 he began perhaps his most ambitious project.
Call Number: 759.4 Mon
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 30, 2017
Barbara Herkert, Gabi Swiatkowska
Description: "A lyrical biography of Mary Cassatt, the free-spirited Impressionist painter"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Her
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
Paul J. Staiti
Description: The images accompanying the founding of the United States--of honored Founders, dramatic battle scenes, and seminal moments--gave visual shape to Revolutionary events and symbolized an entirely new concept of leadership and government. Since then they have endured as icons, serving as historical documents and timeless reminders of the nation's unprecedented beginnings. As Paul Staiti reveals, the lives of the five great American artists of the Revolutionary period--Charles Willson Peale, John Singleton Copley, John Trumbull, Benjamin West, and Gilbert Stuart--were every bit as eventful as those of the Founders with whom they continually interacted, and their works contributed mightily to America's founding spirit. Living in a time of breathtaking change, each in his own way came to grips with the history being made by turning to brushes and canvases, often eliciting awe and praise, and sometimes scorn. Ever since the passing of the last eyewitnesses to the Revolution, their imagery has connected Americans to 1776, allowing us to interpret and reinterpret the nation's beginning, generation after generation. The stories of these five artists open a fresh window on the Revolutionary era, making more human the figures we have long honored as our Founders, and deepening our understanding of the whirlwind out of which the United States emerged.--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 759.13 Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 30, 2017
Ed Harris, Fred Berner, Jon Kilik, Marcia Gay Harden, Tom Bower
Description: "Fellow artists and lovers Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner are at the center of New York's 1940's art scene, but as Krasner neglects her work to push Pollock's career forward, Pollock begins to unravel emotionally. Pollock and Krasner escape to the country to marry, and soon, Pollock creates the work that makes him the first internationally-famous modern painter in America. But with fame and fortune comes a volatile temper and severe self-doubt; before long, Pollock's life threatens to explode"--Container.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
Sebastian Smee
Description: "Picasso & Matisse. Manet & Degas. Pollack & de Kooning. Lucian Freud & Francis Bacon. This is the story of four pairs of artists -- each linked by friendship and a spirit of competitiveness. Taken together, they form an impressive lineage stretching across more than 150 years. But in each case, these relationships had a flashpoint, a damaging psychological event that seemed to mark both an end and a new beginning, a break that led onto new creative innovations"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 700.92 Sme
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 30, 2017
Agnès Varda, Joanna Bruzdowicz, Stéphane Vilar, Paule Cornet, Ciné Tamaris (Firm)
Description: "A reflection on art, life, and the movies. ... [A] richly cinematic self portrait that touches on everything from the feminist movement and the Black Panthers to the films of husband Jacques Demy and the birth of the French New Wave."--Container.
Call Number: 791.43 Bea
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
Susan Vreeland
Call Number: LP FIC Vre
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 30, 2017
Inc Everglades Media, Janson Media
Description: Examines the work of the Florida landscape painters known as the Highwaymen, a group of young, untrained African-American landscape painters. They emerged from the small central Florida town of Fort Pierce in the late 1950's and early 1960's. They were prevented by segregation from selling their paintings in traditional art galleries. So they sold their paintings out of the trunks of their cars, usually for around $35 a painting. They painted on wallboard. In 1995, the Highwaymen became recognized by the art world and their paintings sell for thousands of dollars. The Highwaymen mainly painted Florida back-country scenes, using bold strokes of dramatic colors.
Call Number: 758.178 Hig
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
Renato Castellani, Philippe Leroy, Giulio Bosetti, Radiotelevisione italiana, Instituto Luce
Description: Biography of the versatile Renaissance artist in the context of his times, describing some of his achievements in painting, architecture, engineering, sculpture, and science.
Call Number: B Leo
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
Francine Prose
Call Number: 920 Pro
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 30, 2017
Barb Rosenstock, Mary GrandPré
Call Number: E Ros
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
Sue Roe
Call Number: 759.4 Roe
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 30, 2017
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Central Minnesota Music

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Pull up a seat, turn on your ears, and take a listen to these local Central Minnesota artists. You won't be disappointed.

Barn Raising Day [Music CD]
Tarveys (Musical group)
Folk Tar
Natural Bridge
Harper's Chord (Musical group)
Folk Har
Beep Beep [Music CD]
Dennis Warner
Children War
One Night Stand [Music CD]
Receders (Musical group)
Rock Rec
Behind The Pine Curtain [Music CD]
George Maurer
Instrumental Mau
Pachanga En El Camino [Music CD]
Stearns County Pachanga Society
World Ste
Broken Ground [Music CD]
Charlie Roth
Folk Rot
Rapid Serv [Music CD]
Deep Seven (Musical group)
Jazz Dee
Collective Unconscious [Music CD]
Collective Unconscious (Musical group)
Rock Col
Red Carpet Treatment [Music CD]
Surahoolies (Musical group)
Rock Sur
Driving By Moonlight [Music CD]
Paul Imholte, Tim Churchill
Folk Imh
Returning To The Shore [Music CD]
Ring of Kerry (Musical group)
Folk Rin
Earth Songs [Music CD]
Douglas Wood
Pop Woo
The Adobe Sessions [Music CD]
Bobby Vee, Rosie Flores
Rock Vee
First Annual Lost Hour Music Review. March 7th & 8th, 2009 : Live At Aunt Annie's [Music CD]
Avon Area Arts
Folk Fir
Twentyone [Music CD]
Tonic Sōl-fa (Musical group)
Pop Ton
Groovitis [Music CD]
George Maurer Trio
Jazz Geo

Tarveys (Musical group)
Call Number: Folk Tar
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Aug 17, 2017
Dennis Warner
Call Number: Children War
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Aug 17, 2017
George Maurer
Call Number: Instrumental Mau
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Aug 17, 2017
Charlie Roth
Call Number: Folk Rot
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Aug 17, 2017
Collective Unconscious (Musical group)
Call Number: Rock Col
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Aug 17, 2017
Paul Imholte, Tim Churchill
Call Number: Folk Imh
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Aug 17, 2017
Douglas Wood
Call Number: Pop Woo
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Aug 17, 2017
Avon Area Arts
Call Number: Folk Fir
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Sep 15, 2017
George Maurer Trio
Call Number: Jazz Geo
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Sep 15, 2017
Harper's Chord (Musical group)
Call Number: Folk Har
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Aug 17, 2017
Receders (Musical group)
Call Number: Rock Rec
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Aug 17, 2017
Stearns County Pachanga Society
Call Number: World Ste
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Aug 17, 2017
Deep Seven (Musical group)
Call Number: Jazz Dee
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Aug 17, 2017
Surahoolies (Musical group)
Call Number: Rock Sur
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Aug 17, 2017
Ring of Kerry (Musical group)
Call Number: Folk Rin
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Aug 17, 2017
Bobby Vee, Rosie Flores
Call Number: Rock Vee
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Aug 17, 2017
Tonic Sōl-fa (Musical group)
Call Number: Pop Ton
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Aug 17, 2017
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Presidential Reads

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Being President of the United States is a more than full time job, but our presidents still find time to sit back with a good book. Here are excellent reads recommended by presidents. 

A History Of The English-speaking Peoples Since 1900
Andrew Roberts, Winston Churchill
909.09 Rob
Ragged Dick, And Struggling Upward
Horatio Alger, Carl Bode
FIC Alg
A Thousand Mornings : [Poems]
Mary Oliver
811 Oli
Song Of Solomon
Toni Morrison
FIC Mor
All Quiet On The Western Front
Erich Maria Remarque, A. W. (Arthur Wesley) Wheen
FIC Rem
The Brutal Telling
Louise Penny
FIC Pen
An Inquiry Into The Nature And Causes Of The Wealth Of Nations
Adam Smith, Jonathan B Wight
330 Smi
The Coldest Winter : America And The Korean War [Audiobook]
David Halberstam, Edward Herrmann
951.9042 Hal
And Still I Rise
Maya Angelou
811 Ang
The Complete Works
William Shakespeare, Stanley. Wells, Gary Taylor
822.3 A1c
Art Of War
Niccolò Machiavelli, Christopher Lynch
355.02 Mac
The Hunt For Red October [Audiobook]
Tom Clancy, J Charles
FIC Cla
Earthly Remains
Donna Leon
FIC Leo
The Shattered Tree [Audiobook]
Charles Todd, Rosalyn Landor, Inc Blackstone Audio, Harper Audio (Firm), Inc Recorded Books
FIC Tod
Fates And Furies: A Novel [Audiobook]
Lauren Groff, Will Damron, Julia Whelan
FIC Gro
The Three-Body Problem [E-book]
Cixin Liu, Ken Liu
From Russia With Love [Audiobook]
Ian Fleming, Robert Whitfield
FIC Fle
Unlikeable : The Problem With Hillary
Edward Klein
327.73 Kle
In This Grave Hour : A Novel
Jacqueline Winspear
FIC Win
Walk In The Light While There Is Light
Leo Tolstoy, Lawrence Jordan
FIC Tol
My Brilliant Friend [Large Print]
Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein
LP FIC Fer
You Can't Go Home Again
Thomas Wolfe
FIC Wol

Andrew Roberts, Winston Churchill
Call Number: 909.09 Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Mary Oliver
Description: In A THOUSAND MORNINGS, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has come to define her lifes work, transporting us to the marshland and coastline of her beloved home, Provincetown, Massachusetts. In these pages, Oliver shares the wonder of dawn, the grace of animals, and the transformative power of attention. Whether studying the leaves of a tree or mourning her adored dog, Percy, she is ever patient in her observations and open to the teachings contained in the smallest of moments.
Call Number: 811 Oli
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Erich Maria Remarque, A. W. (Arthur Wesley) Wheen
Description: A testament of Paul Baumer, who enlists with his classmates in the German army of World War I. They become soldiers with youthful enthusiasm. But the world of work, duty, culture, and progress they had been taught breaks into pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches. Through years of vivid horror, Paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the principle of hate that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against each other, if only he can come out of the war alive.
Call Number: FIC Rem
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Adam Smith, Jonathan B Wight
Description: Adam Smith's masterpiece, first published in 1776, is the foundation of modern economic thought and remains the single most important account of the rise of, and the principles behind, modern capitalism.
Call Number: 330 Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Maya Angelou
Call Number: 811 Ang
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Niccolò Machiavelli, Christopher Lynch
Call Number: 355.02 Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Donna Leon
Description: "During an interrogation, Brunetti acts rashly, doing something he quickly comes to regret, and in the fallout, he realizes that he needs a break. Granted leave from the Questura, Brunetti's wife Paola ships him off to a villa owned by a wealthy relative on Sant'Erasmo, one of the largest islands in the laguna. There he intends to pass his days rowing, and his nights reading Pliny's Natural History. The recuperative stay goes according to plan until David Casati, the caretaker of the house, goes missing following a sudden storm. Now, Brunetti feels compelled to investigate, to set aside his leave of absence and understand what happened to the man who had become his friend."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Leo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Lauren Groff, Will Damron, Julia Whelan
Description: An examination of a marriage that is a portrait of one extraordinary union.
Call Number: FIC Gro
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Ian Fleming, Robert Whitfield
Description: A beautiful Russian girl is used as part of an international conspiracy to kill James Bond, Agent 007. The adventure leads him through Istanbul aboard the Orient Express.
Call Number: FIC Fle
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Jacqueline Winspear
Description: When listeners last heard Maisie Dobbs, it was 1938, and the world was on the brink of war. Maisie herself was on a dangerous mission inside Nazi Germany, where she encountered an old enemy and the Fuhrer himself. In In This Grave Hour, a year has passed, and Maisie is back home in England - yet neither she nor her nation is safe. Britain has just declared war on Germany and is mobilizing for the devastating battle ahead. But when she stumbles on the deaths of a group of refugees, Maisie suspects the enemy may be closer than anyone knows.
Call Number: FIC Win
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2017
Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein
Description: Beginning in the 1950s Elena and Lila grow up in Naples, Italy, mirroring two different aspects of their nation.
Call Number: LP FIC Fer
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Horatio Alger, Carl Bode
Call Number: FIC Alg
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Toni Morrison
Description: Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as she follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family's origins, Morrison introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized black world.
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Louise Penny
Description: As autumn descends upon Three Pines, a stranger is found murdered in the village bistro and antiques store at the center of town. No one admits to knowing the murdered man, but as secrets are revealed, chaos begins to close in on the beloved bistro owner, Olivier. What past did he leave behind, and why has he buried himself in this tiny village? A trail of astounding clues and treasures-from first editions of Charlotte's Web and Jane Eyre to a spider web with the word "Woe" woven in it-lead the Chief Inspector deep into the woods and across the continent in search of the truth, then back to Three Pines as the little village braces for the final, brutal telling.
Call Number: FIC Pen
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
David Halberstam, Edward Herrmann
Description: Explores the lesser-known elements of heroism and pathos that marked the Korean War and evaluates political decisions and miscalculations on both sides of the conflict.
Call Number: 951.9042 Hal
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
William Shakespeare, Stanley. Wells, Gary Taylor
Call Number: 822.3 A1c
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Tom Clancy, J Charles
Description: The Soviets' most valuable ship -- a new ballistic-missile submarine with their most trusted and skilled naval officer at the helm -- is attempting to defect to the United States. It is high treason on an unprecedented scale, and the Soviets' mission is to seek and destroy her at any cost. If the U.S. fleet can locate the Red October and get her safely to port, it will be the intelligence coup of all time. But the submarine has a million square miles in which to hide and the deadly game of hide-and-seek is on.
Call Number: FIC Cla
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Charles Todd, Rosalyn Landor, Inc Blackstone Audio, Harper Audio (Firm), Inc Recorded Books
Description: At the foot of a tree shattered by shelling and gunfire, stretcher-bearers find an exhausted officer, shivering with cold and a loss of blood from several wounds. The soldier is brought to battlefield nurse Bess Crawford's aid station, where she stabilizes him and treats his injuries before he is sent to a rear hospital. The odd thing is, the officer isn't British, he's French. But in a moment of anger and stress, he shouts at Bess in German. When the French officer disappears in Paris, it's up to Bess, a soldier's daughter as well as a nurse, to find out why, even at the risk of her own life.
Call Number: FIC Tod
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 2, 2017
Cixin Liu, Ken Liu
Description: Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Edward Klein
Description: Presents a critical assessment of Hillary Clinton to consider why she may not be a popular choice for the American presidency.
Call Number: 327.73 Kle
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Leo Tolstoy, Lawrence Jordan
Call Number: FIC Tol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
Thomas Wolfe
Call Number: FIC Wol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2017
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Reading Nobel Laureates

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V. S. Naipaul, Simon Vance
Description: In this incandescent novel, V.S. Naipaul takes us deeply into the life of one man, an Indian who, uprooted by the bloody tides of Third World history, has come to live in an isolated town at the bend of a great river in a newly independent African nation. Naipaul gives us the most convincing and disturbing vision yet of what happens in a place caught between the dangerously alluring modern world and its own tenacious past and traditions.
Call Number: FIC Nai
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Patrick Modiano, Mark Polizzotti
Description: Set in mid-sixties Paris, After the Circus traces the relationship between the narrator, a young man not quite of legal age, and the slightly older, enigmatic woman he first glimpses at a police interrogation. The two lovers make their uncertain way into each other's hearts, but the narrator soon finds himself in the unsettling, ominous presence of others. Who are these people? Are they real, or simply evoked?
Call Number: FIC Mod
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Mario Vargas Llosa, Helen R Lane
Description: Reality merges with fantasy in this hilarious comic novel about the world of radio soap operas and the pitfalls of forbidden passion by the bestselling author of The Storyteller. Sexy, sophisticated, older Aunt Julia, now divorced, seeks a new mate who can support her in high style. She finds instead her libidinous nephew, and their affair shocks both famiy and community.
Call Number: FIC Var
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2016
José Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero
Description: Portuguese novelist Jose Saramago's spellbinding tale begins when an unnamed man, in an unnamed city is suddenly struck blind. In the days that follow, everyone he comes in contact with, in turn comes down with the mysterious condition. As the blindness spreads to epidemic proportions, the government responds by isolating the infected in an abandoned mental hospital where social conditions quickly deteriorate.
Call Number: FIC Sar
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 25, 2015
Harold Pinter
Call Number: 822 Pin
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Imre Kertész
Call Number: FIC Ker
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2016
Seamus Heaney
Call Number: 821 Hea
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Orhan Pamuk, Maureen Freely
Description: A portrait, by turns intimate and panoramic, of one of the world's great cities, by its foremost man of letters. Blending reminiscence with history; family photographs with portraits of poets and pashas; art criticism, metaphysical musing, and, now and again, a fanciful tale, Pamuk invents an ingenious form to evoke his lifelong home, the city that forged his imagination. He begins with his childhood, his first intimations of the melancholy awareness of living in the seat of ruined imperial glories, in a country trying to become "modern" at the crossroads of East and West. Against a background of shattered monuments, neglected villas, ghostly backstreets, and, above all, the fabled waters of the Bosphorus, he charts the evolution of a rich imaginative life, which furnished a daydreaming boy refuge from family discord and inner turmoil, and which would continue to serve the famous writer he was to become. --From publisher description.
Call Number: 949.618 Pam
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 18, 2015
Sigrid Undset, Tiina Nunnally
Call Number: FIC Und
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2016
Imre Kertész, Tim Wilkinson
Call Number: FIC Ker
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Gabriel García Márquez
Description: Florentino is a poetry-writing telegraph operator who lives in a Central American city. He spots the graceful Fermina while making his rounds, and finds himself in love. While Florentino's mother encourages the courtship, Fermina's father absolutely forbids it. Years pass, and the well-born Dr. Urbino treats Fermina for a case of cholera. When Urbino proposes, Fermina accepts. A distraught Florentino decides to wait. With the help of his uncle, he amasses wealth of his own. All the while, he drifts from woman to woman, never really finding what he is looking for in a woman. After five decades of waiting, he gets a second chance to win Fermina's heart.
Call Number: FIC Gar
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2016
Doris Lessing
Description: Intelligent, sensitive, and fiercely passionate, Martha Quest is a young woman living on a farm in Africa, feeling her way through the torments of adolescence and early womanhood. She is a romantic idealistic in revolt against the puritan snobbery of her parents, trying to live to the full with every nerve, emotion, and instinct laid bare to experience.--from the publisher
Call Number: FIC
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2016
Günter Grass, Michael Henry Heim
Call Number: FIC Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Dario Fo, Joseph Farrell
Call Number: B Fo
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Aleksandr Isaevich Solzheni︠t︡syn
Description: While serving the Red Army in World War II, Ivan Denisovich Shukhov is captured by the Germans and becomes a prisoner of war. After the war, Shukhov returned to the Soviet Union, where he was accused of collaborating with the Germans. Consequently, he was sentenced to ten years in the gulags, harsh Soviet prison camps. Now, Shukhov chronicles a single, uneventful day of life as a prisoner in the gulag.
Call Number: FIC Sol
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2016
Yan Mo
Description: A novel of family, myth, and memory set during the fratricidal barbarity of 1930s China follows the Chinese as they battle the Japanese and each other.
Call Number: FIC Mo
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2016
Xingjian Gao, Mabel Lee
Call Number: FIC Gao
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
J. M. Coetzee
Description: In this autobiographical novel, a young English biographer is researching a book about the late South African writer John Coetzee, focusing on Coetzee in his thirties, at a time when he was living in a rundown cottage in the Cape Town suburbs with his widowed father--a time, the biographer is convinced, when Coetzee was finding himself as a writer.
Call Number: FIC Coe
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Najīb Maḥfūẓ
Call Number: FIC Mah
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Toni Morrison
Description: Eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove, an African-American girl in an America whose love for blonde, blue-eyed children can devastate all others, prays for her eyes to turn blue, so that she will be beautiful, people will notice her, and her world will be different.
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Kenzaburō Ōe, Deborah Boliver Boehm
Description: In 1997, Juzo Itami, one of Japan's most successful film directors, jumped to his death in Tokyo. Nobel laureate Oe (Hiroshima Notes) was Itami's brother-in-law, and he transposes Itami's suicide, under a fictional disguise, into a dazzling and elaborate maze of memories and meditations centering on the suicide of film director Goro Hanawa. Goro has made a series of tapes for Kogito, his world-famous writer brother-in-law, as groundwork for a possible film, which Kogito listens to obsessively after Goro's suicide. To rid himself of Goro's ghost, Kogito travels to Berlin, but even there he runs into pieces of Goro's past. Eventually, the reader is led back to the two men's youthful involvement with a right-wing paramilitary group founded by Kogito's late father. What begins as a weekend spent at the group's camp turns into something sinister from which Goro emerges fundamentally changed.
Call Number: FIC Oe
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Pearl S Buck
Description: This moving, classic story of the honest farmer Wang Lung and his selfless wife O-lan is must reading for those who would fully appreciate the sweeping changes that have occurred in the lives of the Chinese people during this century. Nobel Prize winner Pearl S. Buck traces the whole cycle of life: its terrors, its passions, its ambitions and rewards. Her brilliant novel -- beloved by millions of readers -- is a universal tale of the destiny of man.
Call Number: FIC Buc
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2016
Tomas Tranströmer, Robin Fulton
Call Number: 839.717 Tra
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Nadine Gordimer
Call Number: LP FIC Gor
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Herta Müller, Philip Boehm
Description: January 1945, the war is not yet over : the Soviets begin the deportation of the German minority from the labor camps in Ukraine. This is the story of seventeen year old Leo Auberge, who went to the camp with the naive unawareness of the boy eager to escape provincial life. The last five years however he experienced daily hunger and cold, extreme fatigue and death.
Call Number: FIC Mul
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2016
Octavio Paz
Description: And The Other Mexico ; Return To The Labyrinth Of Solitude ; Mexico And The United States ; The Philanthropic Ogre
Call Number: 305.8 Paz
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Alice Munro
Description: An anthology of stories probing the human psyche. In the title story, a woman prepares to put her life on the line to get a man. She will confront him with a murder he committed, at which point he might kill her, but if he doesn't she will have him in her power
Call Number: FIC Mun
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Elfriede Jelinek
Call Number: FIC Jel
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Albert Camus, Stuart Gilbert
Description: Chaos prevails when the bubonic plague strikes the Algerian coastal city of Oran.
Call Number: FIC Cam
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2016
Wisława Szymborska, Stanisław Barańczak, Clare Cavanagh
Call Number: 891.85 Szy
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
J.-M. G. Le Clézio, C Dickson
Call Number: FIC Le C
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Derek Walcott
Call Number: 811 Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
Svetlana Aleksievich
Description: From 1979 to 1989 a million Soviet troops engaged in a devastating war in Afghanistan that claimed 50,000 casualties--and the youth and humanity of many tens of thousands more. In Zinky Boys journalist Svetlana Alexievich gives voice to the tragic history of the Afghanistan War. What emerges is a story that is shocking in its brutality and revelatory in its similarities to the American experience in Vietnam. The Soviet dead were shipped back in sealed zinc coffins (hence the term "Zinky Boys"), while the state denied the very existence of the conflict; even today the radically altered Soviet society continues to reject the memory of the "Soviet Vietnam." Creating controversy and outrage when it was first published in the USSR, Zinky Boys presents the candid and affecting testimony of the officers and grunts, nurses and prostitutes, mothers, sons, and daughters who describe the war and its lasting effects. Svetlana Alexievich has snatched from the memory hole the truth of the Afghanistan War: the beauty of the country and the savage Army bullying, the killing and the mutilation, the profusion of Western goods, the shame and shattered lives of returned veterans. Zinky Boys offers a unique, harrowing, and unforgettably powerful insight into the realities of war and the turbulence of Soviet life today.
Call Number: 958.1045 Ale
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2016
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A Bend In The River [Audiobook]
V. S. Naipaul, Simon Vance
FIC Nai
Summertime
J. M. Coetzee
FIC Coe
After The Circus
Patrick Modiano, Mark Polizzotti
FIC Mod
The Beggar ; The Thief And The Dogs ; Autumn Quail
Najīb Maḥfūẓ
FIC Mah
Aunt Julia And The Scriptwriter
Mario Vargas Llosa, Helen R Lane
FIC Var
The Bluest Eye
Toni Morrison
FIC Mor
Blindness
José Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero
FIC Sar
The Changeling
Kenzaburō Ōe, Deborah Boliver Boehm
FIC Oe
Death Etc.
Harold Pinter
822 Pin
The Good Earth
Pearl S Buck
FIC Buc
Fateless
Imre Kertész
FIC Ker
The Great Enigma : New Collected Poems
Tomas Tranströmer, Robin Fulton
839.717 Tra
Human Chain
Seamus Heaney
821 Hea
The House Gun [Large Print]
Nadine Gordimer
LP FIC Gor
Istanbul : Memories And The City
Orhan Pamuk, Maureen Freely
949.618 Pam
The Hunger Angel : A Novel
Herta Müller, Philip Boehm
FIC Mul
Kristin Lavransdatter
Sigrid Undset, Tiina Nunnally
FIC Und
The Labyrinth Of Solitude
Octavio Paz
305.8 Paz
Liquidation
Imre Kertész, Tim Wilkinson
FIC Ker
The Love Of A Good Woman : Stories
Alice Munro
FIC Mun
Love In The Time Of Cholera
Gabriel García Márquez
FIC Gar
The Piano Teacher
Elfriede Jelinek
FIC Jel
Martha Quest
Doris Lessing
FIC
The Plague
Albert Camus, Stuart Gilbert
FIC Cam
My Century
Günter Grass, Michael Henry Heim
FIC Gra
View With A Grain Of Sand : Selected Poems
Wisława Szymborska, Stanisław Barańczak, Clare Cavanagh
891.85 Szy
My First Seven Years (Plus A Few More) : A Memoir
Dario Fo, Joseph Farrell
B Fo
Wandering Star
J.-M. G. Le Clézio, C Dickson
FIC Le C
One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich
Aleksandr Isaevich Solzheni︠t︡syn
FIC Sol
White Egrets : Poems
Derek Walcott
811 Wal
Red Sorghum : A Novel Of China
Yan Mo
FIC Mo
Zinky Boys : Soviet Voices From The Afghanistan War
Svetlana Aleksievich
958.1045 Ale
Soul Mountain
Xingjian Gao, Mabel Lee
FIC Gao