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Fiction Afterlife

Afterlife : a novel by Alvarez, Julia

"A literature professor tries to rediscover who she is after the sudden death of her husband, even as a series of family and political jolts force her to ask what we owe those in crisis in our families, biological or otherwise"-- Provided by publisher.

Nonfiction Evil Genius

Evil Geniuses : the unmaking of America : a recent history by Andersen, Kurt

"Americans have disabled the government's ability to solve even basic problems, making us vulnerable to the most dangerous demagogue ever to pretend to the White House. Kurt Andersen shows how the masterminds of the economic right rode an unprecedented wave of nostalgia by dressing up their harsh new rich-get-richer system in patriotic old-time drag, making it their mission to take over the government for their purposes alone and convincing the country that the mid-century consensus about the function of the American government was all wrong."--provided by publisher. Provided by publisher.

Audiobook Fiction The Jane Austen society

The Jane Austen Society by Jenner, Natalie

Just after the Second World War, in the small English village of Chawton, an unusual but like-minded group of people band together to attempt something remarkable. One hundred and fifty years ago, Chawton was the final home of Jane Austen, one of England's finest novelists. Now it's home to a few distant relatives and their diminishing estate. With the last bit of Austen's legacy threatened, a group of disparate individuals come together to preserve both Jane Austen's home and her legacy. 

Audiobook Non-Fiction  The Hilarious World of Depression

The Hilarious World of Depression by Moe, John

As Moe came to terms with his own illness, he began to see similar patterns of behavior and coping mechanisms surfacing in conversations with others, including high-profile comedians who'd struggled with the disease. Moe saw that there was tremendous comfort and community in open dialogue about these shared experiences and that humor had a unique power. Thus was born the podcast The Hilarious World of Depression.

YA Fiction All this time

All This Time by Daughtry, Mikki

After a traumatic accident, Kyle feels lost until he meets Marley, who seems like the girl of his dreams, but as they grow closer he fears he is headed for another crash.

YA Nonfiction Hope in the mail

Hope in the Mail : reflections on writing and life by Van Draanen, Wendelin

Shares information on the craft of writing, including how an author finds their voice, how to create characters people care about, and how to make a plot move.

Large Print FictionThe goodbye man

The Goodbye Man by Deaver, Jeffery

"In the wilderness of Washington State, expert tracker Colter Shaw has located two young men accused of a terrible hate crime. But when his pursuit takes a shocking and tragic turn, Shaw becomes desperate to discover what went so horribly wrong and if he is to blame."

Large Print Non-Fiction The kings of Big Spring

The Kings of Big Spring : God, oil, and one family's search for the American dream by Mealer, Bryan

"In 1892, Bryan Mealer's great-grandfather leaves the Georgia mountains and heads west into Texas, looking for wealth and adventure in the raw and open country. But his luck soon runs out. Beset by drought, the family loses their farm just as the dead pastures around them give way to one of the biggest oil booms in American history"--Provided by publisher.

Movie The good liar

The Good Liar

When a con man sets out to swindle his new mark, a wealthy widow, he discovers that she has many secrets of her own.

Picture Book All Along the River

All Along the River by Weightman, Magnus

Bunny Rabbit and her brothers go on a grand adventure looking for her lost toy duck.

Chapter Book Amelia Bedelia lost and found

Amelia Bedelia Lost and Found by Parish, Herman

"Amelia Bedelia loses her tooth . . . and then she loses it again. But it's finders keepers in the end"-- Provided by publisher.

Juvenile Fiction Bad best friend

Bad Best Friend by Vail, Rachel

Eighth-grader Niki's best friend, Ava, dumps her just as life at home is becoming more complicated by her brother Danny's behavior and her mother's refusal to admit Danny is on the autism spectrum.

Juvenile Non-Fiction Amazing Athletes

Amazing Athletes by Billioud, Jean-Michel

Meet the remarkable sporting legends who have gone for gold and set the bar high in their sport in this book packed with incredible facts.

Children's Movie Playing with fire

Playing with Fire

Three firefighters suddenly have their hands full when they rescue a trio of rambunctious kids.

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Fiction An Appalachian summer

An Appalachian Summer by Gabhart, Ann H.

"In 1933, most people are focused on the Great Depression but all Piper Danson can think about is how to get out of being a debutante and marrying Braxton Crandall. In an act of defiance, Piper volunteers as a frontier nursing courier in the Appalachian Mountains where adventure awaits"--provided by publisher. Provided by publisher.

Non-Fiction Finding freedom

Finding Freedom : Harry and Meghan and the making of a modern royal family by Scobie, Omid

Offers an up-close and disarming portrait of a confident, influential, and forward-thinking couple who are unafraid to break with tradition, determined to create a new path away from the spotlight, and dedicated to building a humanitarian legacy that will make a profound difference in the world.

Audiobook Fiction The deserter

The Deserter : a novel by DeMille, Nelson

A year after a trained assassin with classified Army intelligence disappears under suspicious circumstances, the efforts of Army investigator Scott Brodie to capture the man alive are complicated by his partner's inexperience and suspected role as a CIA spy.

 

Audiobook Non-Fiction Caste

Caste : the origins of our discontents by Wilkerson, Isabel

Identifies the qualifying characteristics of historical caste systems to reveal how a rigid hierarchy of human rankings, enforced by religious views, heritage and stigma, impacts everyday American lives.

YA Fiction  The summer of impossibilities

The Summer of Impossibilities : a novel by Allen, Rachael

"Skyler, Ellie, Scarlett, and Amelia Grace are forced to spend the summer at the lake house where their moms became best friends. One can't wait. One would rather gnaw off her own arm than hang out with a bunch of strangers just so their moms can drink too much wine and sing Journey at two o'clock in the morning. Two are sisters. Three are currently feuding with their mothers. "--Front jacket flap

YA Nonfiction Take in the good

Take in the Good : skills for staying positive and living your best life by Biegel, Gina M.

"This activity journal, for kids ages 13 and older, contains 50 fun, focused, supportive art projects, writing prompts, and exercises to help you make this shift--and to find ways to feel more calm, confident, resilient, and more able to take care of yourself and manage your emotions. This journal will also be an invaluable resource for teachers, guidance counselors, and therapists to use with young people in a group or academic setting"--publisher.

Large Print Fiction Blindside

Blindside by Patterson, James

A Detective Michael Bennett thriller ; [bk. 12]

Large Print Non-Fiction The splendid and the vile

The Splendid and the Vile : a saga of Churchill, family, and defiance during the blitz by Larson, Erik

“In The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson shows, in cinematic detail, how Churchill taught the British people "the art of being fearless." Drawing on diaries, original archival documents, and once-secret intelligence reports-some released only recently-Larson provides a new lens on London's darkest year through the day-to-day experience of Churchill and his family."-- Provided by publisher.

Movie Capone

Capone

Dramatized portrayal of the notorious gangster, Al Capone, as he suffers from neurosyphilis and dementia after ten years in prison and becomes increasingly haunted by the past.

Picture Book Be you

Be you! by Reynolds, Peter H.

Celebrates individuality and the importance of being curious, persistent, adventurous, brave, kind, and understanding.

 

Chapter Book Gulp gobble

Gulp, Gobble by Singer, Marilyn

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text portray animals of all kinds enjoying a picnic.

 

Juvenile Fiction The Amelia Six

The Amelia Six by Gray, Kristin L.

Eleven-year-old Millie and five other girls snowed in at the Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum in Atchison, Kansas, are on a scavenger hunt when the lights go out and Amelia's aviator goggles go missing.

Juvenile Non-Fiction The Great Bear Rescue

The Great Bear Rescue : Saving the Gobi Bears by Markle, Sandra

"This fascinating look at Gobi bears--the rarest bears on the planet--includes the story of why so few of these bears remain and what scientists are doing to help this critically endangered species"--provided by publisher.

Children's Movie Dolittle 

Dolittle

After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle, famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria's England, hides behind the walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company. But when the young queen falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure. The doctor is joined on his quest by a young, self-appointed apprentice and a raucous coterie of animal friends.

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Fiction After me comes the flood 

After me Comes the Flood : a novel by Perry, Sarah

One hot summer's day, John Cole decides to leave his life behind. He shuts up the bookshop no one ever comes to and drives out of London. When his car breaks down and he becomes lost on an isolated road, he goes looking for help, and stumbles into the grounds of a grand but dilapidated house. Its residents welcome him with open arms - but there's more to this strange community than meets the eye. 

    Nonfiction Fire in Paradise 

    Fire in Paradise : an American tragedy by Gee, Alastair

    An account of the 2018 Camp Fire that razed the town of Paradise, California draws on hundreds of interviews with residents, firefighters, police and scientific experts to document its horrific impact, including the establishment of an unfolding refugee crisis.

    Audiobook Fiction Camino Winds

    Camino Winds: a novel by Grisham, John

    After riding out a hurricane in his home on Camino Island, novelist Bruce Cable investigates the connection between real life and fiction when his friend, thriller writer Nelson Kerr, is found dead, apparently from the storm, but with several suspicious blows to the head.

    Audiobook Non-Fiction The Lost City of the Monkey God

    The Lost City of the Monkey God : a true story by Preston, Douglas J.

    Recounts how the author and a team of scientists discovered a legendary sacred city, the Lost City of the Monkey God, hidden deep in the Honduran jungle.

    YA Fiction Sia Martinez 

    Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything by Vasquez Gilliland, Raquel

    Artemisia (Sia) Martinez's mother was deported to Mexico by ICE and disappeared in the Sonoran Desert trying to make it back to her American family; Sia believes that she was as-good-as murdered by ICE and the sheriff in their small Arizona town on the edge of the national park, and wants revenge against him and his son, Jeremy--but her search for the truth will uncover many more secrets than she counted on.

    YA Nonfiction Alpha

    Alphamaniacs : Builders of 26 Wonders of the Word by Fleischman, Paul

    Profiles twenty-six authors with original and distinctive approaches to literature and language, from a man who used vanity license plates to tell stories and a woman who made new poems by subtracting letters from published works to people who studied word origins and variations.

    Large Print Fiction 28 summers

    28 Summers : a novel by Hilderbrand, Elin

    A tale inspired by the film "Same Time Next Year" follows a man's discovery of his mother's long-term relationship with the husband of a Presidential frontrunner.

    Large Print Non-Fiction Fear Trump in the White House

    Fear : Trump in the White House by Woodward, Bob

    With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump's White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents.

    Movie Adrift 

    Adrift

    When two sailors set out on a long journey, they pass through a dangerous storm and must find a way to survive.

    Picture Book Agent Lion

    Agent Lion by Soman, David

    In this hilarious detective story, 'Ladybug Girl' creators Jacky Davis and David Soman introduce a charming character who is quick-thinking, yet absent-minded, and who loves jelly doughnuts.

    Chapter Book The Berenstain Bears nature rescue

    The Berenstain Bears' nature rescue by Berenstain, Stan

    When Brother's class studies birds, the citizens of Bear Country end up choosing sides in a battle between environmentalists and those who want to cut down the trees in Birder's Woods to build houses.

    Juvenile Fiction Any day with you

    Any Day With You by Respicio, Mae

    During the summer before seventh grade, Kaia, who enjoys living in Southern California, visiting the beach with her family, and creating movie make-up effects, makes a film with her friends to win a contest and hopefully prevent her beloved great-grandfather from moving back to the Philippines.

    Juvenile Non-Fiction Box

    Box : Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom by Weatherford, Carole Boston

    Former slave, Henry "Box" Brown tells his story of how he came to be shipped in a box from slavery to freedom. The story is told in excerpts from Henry Brown's own writing through the poetic narration of Carole Boston Weatherford.

    Children's Movie The call of the wild

    The Call of the Wild

    The adventures of an unusual dog that is forcibly taken to the Klondike gold fields where he eventually becomes the leader of a wolf pack.

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    Fiction You can go home now

    You can go home now by Elias, Michael

    Nina is a tough Queens detective with a series of cold case homicides on her desk - men whose widows had the same alibi: they were living in Artemis, a battered women's shelter, when their husbands were killed. Nina goes undercover into Artemis. Though she is playing the victim, she's anything but. Nina knows about violence and the bullies who rely on it because she's experienced it in her own life.

     

    Nonfiction Love in the Blitz

    Love in the Blitz : the long-lost letters of a brilliant young woman to her beloved on the front by Alexander, Eileen

    Recently discovered and meticulously curated, a poignant series of letters that illuminate life and love in London during the Blitz, written by a young woman to her university beau during the harrowing days of World War II.

    Audiobook Fiction Big summer

    Big Summer by Weiner, Jennifer

    When a friend she has not spoken to since the fight that ended their friendship six years earlier asks her to be her maid of honor, Daphne Berg confronts the dynamics of friendship and forgiveness during the increasingly disastrous wedding.

     

     Audiobook Non-Fiction Killing the SS

    Killing the SS : the hunt for the worst war criminals in history by O'Reilly, Bill

    Traces the daring of Nazi hunters after World War II, revealing the contributions of legal experts, intelligence agents, and concentration camp survivors in tracking down and capturing high-profile Nazis.

     

    YA Fiction The invincible summer of Juniper Jones

    The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones by McQueen, Daven

    It's the summer of 1955. For Ethan Harper, a biracial kid raised mostly by his white father, race has always been a distant conversation. When he's sent to spend the summer with his aunt and uncle in small-town Alabama, his blackness is suddenly front and center, and no one is shy about making it known he's not welcome there. Enter Juniper Jones. The town's resident oddball and free spirit, she's everything the townspeople aren't--open, kind, and accepting. 

     

    YA Nonfiction Credit cards and loans

    Credit Cards and Loans by Gagne, Tammy

    "From buying a candy bar with a credit card to signing a mortgage on a house, at some point everyone will need to deal with credit and debt. Learning how to make smart choices now can help people save lots of money down the road. Credit Cards and Loans explains how these financial tools work and how to use them responsibly"-- Provided by publisher.

     

    Large Print Fiction The crows call

    The Crow's Call by Brunstetter, Wanda E.

    "When Vernon King, his son, and son-in-law are involved in a terrible accident, three women are left to cope with their deaths, as they become the sole providers of the family they have left."--publisher

    Large Print Non-Fiction Life in the garden

    Life in the Garden by Lively, Penelope

    "Penelope Lively has always been a keen gardener. This book is partly a memoir of her own life in gardens, and an exploration of gardens in literature and of other writers and their gardens"--Provided by publisher. 

     

    Movie The Paris

    The 15:17 to Paris

    Three American friends fight back against the terrorism while on board a train from Amsterdam to Paris.

     

    Picture Book Big Papa and the time machine

    Big Papa and the Time Machine by Bernstrom, Daniel

    When a young boy doesn't want to go to school, his grandfather takes him back in time to show him the true meaning of being brave.

     

    Chapter Book The Berenstain Bears and the rowdy crowd

    The Berenstain Bears and the Rowdy Crowd by Berenstain, Stan

    When a young boy doesn't want to go to school, his grandfather takes him back in time to show him the true meaning of being brave.

     

    Juvenile Fiction Brave like that

    Brave like that by Stoddard, Lindsey

    Eleven-year-old Cyrus knows he is not cut out to be a football hero or fireman like his adopted father, but it takes a skittish stray dog to teach him that he, too, can be brave.

    Juvenile Non-Fiction Always Jackie

    Always, Jackie : the true story of a boy and his baseball hero by Rabinovitz, Ronnie.

    "The unbelievable yet true story of how an eight-year-old white kid from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, met the legendary Jackie Robinson in the 1950s--and how the two became lifelong friends"-- Provided by publisher.

    Children's Movie Aladdin

    Aladdin

    A street rat frees a genie from a lamp, granting all of his wishes and transforming himself into a charming prince to marry a beautiful princess. But soon, an evil sorcerer becomes hell-bent on securing the lamp for his own sinister purposes.

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    Fiction 500 miles from you

    500 Miles From You : a Novel by Jenny Colgan

    Lissa is a nurse in a gritty, hectic London neighborhood. Always terribly competent and good at keeping it all together, she's been suffering quietly with PTSD after helping to save the victim of a shocking crime. Her supervisor quietly arranges for Lissa to spend a few months doing a much less demanding job in the little town of Kirrinfeif in the Scottish Highlands.

    Nonfiction why did i come into

    Why Did I Come Into This Room? by Joan Lunden

    In her hilarious book, broadcast journalist and Baby Boomer Joan Lunden takes the dull and depressing out of aging, replacing it with wit and humor.

    Audiobook Fiction Dear Edward

    Dear Edward: a Novel by Ann Napolitano

    One summer morning, twelve-year-old Edward Adler, his beloved older brother, his parents, and 183 other passengers board a flight in Newark headed for Los Angeles. Among them are a Wall Street wunderkind, a young woman coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy, an injured veteran returning from Afghanistan, a business tycoon, and a free-spirited woman running away from her controlling husband. Halfway across the country, the plane crashes. Edward is the sole survivor.

    Audiobook Non-Fiction A higher loyalty

    A higher loyalty truth, lies, and leadership by James B. Comey

    The former FBI director shares his experiences over the past two decades working in the American government and explores ethical leadership and how it drives sound decision-making.

    YA Fiction A sky painted gold

    A Sky Painted Gold by Laura Wood

    In 1929 in a sleepy Cornish village, aspiring writer Lou Trevelyan, age seventeen, is introduced to the glamour and secrets of high society by summer neighbors Caitlin and Robert Cardew.

    YA Nonfiction Anxiety relief for teens

    Anxiety Relief for Teens : Essential CBT Skills and Mindfulness Practices to Overcome Anxiety and Stress by Regine Galanti

    With Anxiety Relief for Teens, Dr. Regine Galanti teaches you how CBT-based skills and mindfulness techniques can help you manage your anxiety and reverse negative patterns. Through simple and effective exercises that help you change your thoughts, behaviors, and physical reactions, this helpful guide gives you the tools you need to navigate all of life's challenges.

    Large Print Fiction The boy from the woods

    The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben

    "Thirty years ago, Wilde was found as a boy living feral in the woods, with no memory of his past. Wilde still doesn't know where he comes from, and he's back living in the woods on the outskirts of town, content to be an outcast, comfortable only outdoors, preferably alone, and with few deep connections to other people. When a local girl goes missing, famous TV lawyer Hester Crimstein--with whom Wilde shares a tragic connection--asks him to use his unique skills to help find her.

    Large Print Non-Fiction Ill be gone in the dark

    I'll Be Gone in the Dark : One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara

    For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then in 1986 he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area. Three decades later, true crime journalist Michelle McNamara was determined to find the violent psychopath she called "the Golden State Killer."

    Movie Parasite

    Parasite

    Parasite follows the Kim family as they begin providing luxury services to the wealthy Park family, but are soon caught in an underhanded struggle to maintain their new lifestyle.

    Picture Book All welcome here

    All Welcome Here by Preller, James

    A picture book collection of haiku poems celebrates the first day of school and all of its excitement, challenges, and anxieties, while multimedia paintings and collages by the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of The Noisy Paintbox depict diverse characters navigating relatable first day experiences.

    Chapter Book Arise and shine

    Arise and Shine by Herman Parish

    Amelia Bedelia and her friends go on a field trip to the medieval fair

     

    Juvenile Fiction The best of Iggy

    The best of Iggy by Barrows, Annie

    Welcome to the wonderful world of Iggy, where the motto is: It seemed like a good idea at the time. Iggy is not a bad kid - he's really not. Okay, so he's done a few bad things. And okay, he's not very sorry about most of them. No one got hurt! Except for that one time when the Best Idea Ever turned into the Worst Idea of All Time. 

    Juvenile Non-Fiction Breaking through

    Breaking Through : How Female Athletes Shattered Stereotypes in the Roaring Twenties by Sue Macy

    Macy offers a rare and fascinating glimpse into the journey of women's rights through the lens of women in sports during the pivotal decade of the 1920s. With elegant prose, poignant wit, and fascinating primary sources, Macy explores the many hurdles presented to female athletes as they stormed the field, stepped up to bat, and won the right to compete in sports.

    Children's Movie Frozen II

    Frozen II

    Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven, she'll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey. In the first film, Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. Now she must hope they are enough.

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