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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.

Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

Kitchens of the Great Midwest

Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal “This novel is quirky and colorful. The story revolves around chef Eva Thorvald and the people who influence her life and her cooking. With well-drawn characters and mouthwatering descriptions of meals, Kitchens of the Great Midwest will appeal to readers who like vivid storytelling. Foodies will also enjoy this delicious tale.” ... Read More »

Summerlong by Dean Bakopoulos

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Summerlong by Dean Bakopoulos It’s a long, hot summer in the sleepy college town of Grinnell, Iowa. . . Tennessee Williams has nothing on Bakopoulos (My American Unhappiness, 2011) when it comes to marital and moral dissipation fueled by the summer’s rising temperatures. Yet into this emotional abyss Bakopoulos injects a high degree of coy humor and wry self-deprecation to deliver ... Read More »

The Rocks by Peter Nichols

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The Rocks by Peter Nichols The lives and loves of expatriates on Mallorca, shaped by a 60-year-old misunderstanding. Nichols’ novel opens in 2005 with a chance meeting between Lulu Davenport and Gerald Rutledge on a cliff-top road near The Rocks, Lulu’s seaside hotel. Though they live in the same small town on an island, the couple has managed to avoid ... Read More »

The English Spy by Daniel Silva

English Spy

The English Spy by Daniel Silva #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva delivers another stunning thriller in his latest action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue featuring the inimitable Gabriel Allon. First there was THE ENGLISH ASSASSIN. Then there was THE ENGLISH GIRL. Now comes THE ENGLISH SPY . . . Read More »

Pirate Hunters by Robert Kurson

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Pirate Hunters : Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship Kurson, Robert From the author of Shadow Divers (2004), an account of the search for the sunken pirate ship Golden Fleece, sunk off the coast of the Dominican Republic. Thrillingly details the highs and lows of chasing not just gold and silver but also history. Read More »

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

Circling the Sun

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain “Paula McLain, author of the phenomenal bestseller The Paris Wife, now returns with her keenly anticipated new novel, transporting readers to colonial Kenya in the 1920s.Circling the Sun brings to life a fearless and captivating woman -Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton ... Read More »

The Children’s Crusade by Ann Packer

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The Children’s Crusade by Ann Packer “Packer offers a flawless, compassionate portrayal of each family member at both their best and worst and shows what a strong hold the past has on the present. Literary fiction at its finest; highly recommended.” Library Journal Read More »

The Endless River by Pink Floyd

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Pink Floyd’s “Endless River” is their 15th and final album, according to the band.  For every diehard Pink Floyd fan or every newbie, this offers  psychedelic delights for all listeners.   Dennis Leary might say,  “Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out ”  But I  say turn on and tune in, but no dropping out!  This album will send you on a ... Read More »

The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson

The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson

The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson “With her freshly painted sunny yellow bedroom in 1962 Denver, Kitty Miller leads a content if solitary life. Running a bookshop with her best friend, Frieda, is a welcome break from teaching school. Everything about Kitty’s life seems benignly commonplace until she begins waking up in another bedroom, in another life: a life in which ... Read More »