Sunday, June 26, 2016
Central Library Ewald Library Woods Branch Central Library Ewald Library Woods Branch
Home | People Are Talking About:

People Are Talking About:

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.

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

homegoing

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana. Effia will be married off to an English colonial, and will live in comfort in the sprawling, palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising half-caste children who will be sent abroad to be educated in ... Read More »

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

before the fall

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley Rich with a compelling narrative, suspenseful plot twists, and engaging characters, this fourth novel (after The Good Father) by an Emmy Award-winning producer and creator of FX’s Fargo promises to be the must-read thriller of the summer.  Library Journal   Read More »

Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick

valiantambition

Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick An account of the complicated middle years of the American Revolution that shares lesser-known insights into the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold. Read More »

Know the Mother by Desiree Cooper

knowthemother

Know the Mother by Desiree Cooper Know the Mother explores the intersection of race and gender in vignettes that pull you in and then are gone in an instant. Readers of short fiction, as well as fans of Cooper’s work as a Detroit journalist, will appreciate this deeply felt collection. Read More »

The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee

gene

The Gene: an Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee Weaving science, social history, and personal narrative to tell us the story of one of the most important conceptual breakthroughs of modern times, Mukherjee animates the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices.  By the author of the Pulitzer-Prize winning The Emperor of All ... Read More »

Modern Lovers by Emma Straub

modernlovers

Modern Lovers by Emma Straub An engaging story of shifting relationships, Straub’s third novel (The Vacationers; Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures) focuses on Elizabeth, Andrew, and Zoe, who have been friends since their college days. They now live close to one another in a gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood. But it’s been years since college, and they are all facing midlife reassessments. ... Read More »

Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

sweetbitter

Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler After she stumbles into a coveted job at a renowned Union Square restaurant, we spend the year with Tess as she learns the chaotic, punishing, privileged life of a “backwaiter,” on and off duty. Her appetites are awakened, for food, wine, knowledge and experience. Read More »

Old Age by Michael Kinsley

oldage

Old Age: a Beginner’s Guide by Michael Kinsley A collection of essays on aging, Parkinson’s disease, fame, and the legacy of the Baby Boomer generation by Slate founder, New Yorker contributor, Vanity Fair columnist Michael Kinsley. Read More »