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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.

Victoria the Queen by Julia Baird


Victoria the Queen:  an Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire by Julia Baird Australian-based journalist Baird offers an empire-scale biography of Queen Victoria, portraying her as witty, passionate, and happy to wield the scepter. Baird draws on newly discovered papers clarifying the relationship between Victoria and her servant John Brown and was also able to gain access ... Read More »

The Girl from Venice by Martin Cruz Smith


The Girl from Venice by Martin Cruz Smith A suspenseful World War II love story set against the beauty, mystery, and danger of occupied Venice.  It is a thriller, a mystery, and a retelling of Italian history that will take your breath away. Most of all it is a love story. Read More »

Being a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz


Being a Dog: Following the Dog into a World of Smell by Alexandra Horowitz Horowitz, a dog cognition researcher at Barnard College and author of Inside of a Dog, explores the way dogs experience the world in this rich and absorbing examination of noses and scents. PW Read More »

The Mothers by Brit Bennett


The Mothers by Brit Bennett In a contemporary black community in Southern California, 17-year-old Nadia Turner and 21-year-old Luke Sheppard launch a soulful affair. She’s lost her mother to suicide, he’s lost a football career to injury, and the decisions they make when Nadia becomes pregnant will reverberate throughout their lives, particularly complicating Nadia’s close friendship with the devout Aubrey. ... Read More »

The Guineveres by Sarah Domet


The Guineveres by Sarah Domet Four girls, each named Guinevere and each with her own secret, heart-wrenching story, are abandoned at an austere convent. Ginny, Gwen, Win, and Vere call themselves The Guineveres. While they share a name, they are very different. Artist Ginny, Hollywood hopeful Gwen, seemingly stoic Win, and nurturing Vere form a tight bond. When four unconscious ... Read More »

IQ by Joe Ide


IQ by Joe Ide There’s a new sleuth on the shelves… Isaiah Quintabe, known as IQ on the mean streets of his East Long Beach neighborhood, is a Sherlock-inspired sleuth (brains over brawn) who takes the cases the cops won’t touch…Ide’s deft touch with his richly diverse cast of characters, all of whom are capable of stealing scenes with just ... Read More »

Hero of the Empire by Candice Millard


Hero of the Empire:  the Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard A history of the danger-seeking young Winston Churchill during the Boer War, which “had turned out to be far more difficult and more devastating than the amusing colonial war the British had expected.”Although Churchill’s life has been amply documented by himself ... Read More »

Bob Seger’s House and Other Stories


Bob Seger’s House and Other Stories Bob Seger’s House and Other Stories is a collection of short stories written by some of Michigan’s most well-known fiction writers. This collection of twenty-two short stories serves as a celebration not only of the tenth anniversary of the Made in Michigan Writers Series in 2016 but also of the rich history of writing ... Read More »