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New Books, Audiobooks, and DVDs that have been recently added to or ordered for our collections. Click on the titles for more information or to place a hold on the item.

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

        Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet . . . So begins the story of this exquisite debut novel, about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee. Her parents are determined that Lydia will ... Read More »

Deep Down Dark

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    The initial selection of the NPR Morning Edition Book Club, selected by author/bookseller Ann Patchett. The mind-boggling story of 33 Chilean miners trapped 2,000 feet underground for 10 weeks. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and novelist Tobar  spins a gripping narrative, taut to the point of explosion, of the 2010 story that made international headlines for weeks… An electrifying, empathetic work of ... Read More »

Worthy Fights : a memoir of leadership in war and peace / Leon Panetta with Jim Newton.

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Worthy Fights : a memoir of leadership in war and peace / Leon Panetta with Jim Newton. The Washington Post:“Worthy Fights is Panetta’s addition to the Cabinet bookshelf, and it’s very readable, with the frank descriptions of personalities and events that distinguish this genre at its best.” Leon Panetta served as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2009–2011, and as secretary of defense ... Read More »

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Being Mortal

        Being Mortal by Atul Gawande Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed ... Read More »

Capitol Park by Jack Dempsey

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                Capitol Park: Historic Heart of Detroit by Jack Dempsey. Capitol Park is the only city park in America where a state’s first governor is buried. It’s the birthplace of democracy in Michigan, an Underground Railroad site, a streetcar and transit hub. Once a symbol of the city’s late twentieth-century decay, it is ... Read More »

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald Helen Macdonald wins The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction , the UK’s premier prize for non-fiction books. “H is For Hawk tells the story of how the death of Helen’s father triggered her to follow a childhood dream and become a falconer, obsessed with the idea of training her own goshawk. The book is an unflinchingly ... Read More »