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Books, Audiobooks, DVDs, and Music that are new to our collections or that are especially relevant to current events. Click on the titles for more information or to place a hold on the item.

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi


When Breath Becomes Air  by Paul Kalanithi Author and physician Kalanithi had nearly completed his residency in neurosurgery at Stanford when he was diagnosed with Stage lV lung cancer at the age of 36. Despite the stubborn progression of his disease, Kalanithi was able to write, work, and delve into a number of profound issues before the end of his ... Read More »

The Past by Tessa Hadley


The Past by Tessa Hadley Siblings Harriet, Alice, Fran, and Roland gather at their grandparents’ ramshackle house deep in the English countryside for three weeks, ostensibly to decide what to do with it, now that their parents are gone. More than the site of an occasional family retreat, the old house is where their mother brought them when her marriage ... Read More »

The Expatriates by Janice Y. K. Lee


The Expatriates by Janice Y. K. Lee From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Piano Teacher, a beautiful, transporting novel about motherhood, marriage, and friendship Janice Y. K. Lee’s blockbuster hit debut, The Piano Teacher, was called “immensely satisfying” by People, “intensely readable” by O, The Oprah Magazine, and “a rare and exquisite story” by Elizabeth Gilbert. ... Read More »

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante


My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante Book One of the Neapolitan Quartet.  Beginning in the 1950s friends and rivals Elena and Lila grow up in Naples, Italy, mirroring two different aspects of their nation. “A clamorous, headlong exploration of female friendship set against a backdrop of poverty, ambition, violence and political struggle.” Read More »

Presence by Amy Cuddy


Presence:  Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy Filled with stories of individuals who learned how to flourish during the stressful moments that once terrified them. Readers will explore how to approach their biggest challenges with confidence instead of dread, and leave with satisfaction instead of regret.   Read More »

Spark Joy by Marie Kondo


Spark Joy : an Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up by Marie Kondo Tidying expert Marie Kondo’s follow-up to her best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, is an illustrated master manual on her renowned KonMari Method with item-specific guidance and step-by-step folding illustrations Read More »

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout A new book by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout is cause for celebration. Her bestselling novels, including “Olive Kitteridge “and” The Burgess Boys, “have illuminated our most tender relationships. Now, in “My Name Is Lucy Barton, “this extraordinary writer shows how a simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the most tender ... Read More »

Outline by Rachel Cusk

Outline by Rachel Cusk

Outline by Rachel Cusk Cusk’s subtle, unconventional and lethally intelligent novel, “Outline,” her eighth, is a string of one-sided conversations. A divorced woman traveling in Greece, our narrator, talks — or rather listens — to the people she meets, absorbing their stories of love and loss, deception, pride and folly. Well-worn subjects — adultery, divorce, ennui — become freshly menacing ... Read More »

The Big Short by Michael Lewis


The Big Short by Michael Lewis This 2010 book is having a revival of interest due to the upcoming movie. Versatile best-selling author Lewis (Panic) gives a different take on the 2007-08 credit crisis as he chronicles how a handful of investment managers detected early on the growing bubble in the mortgage bond market and made fortunes betting against it. Lewis ... Read More »