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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.

You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

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You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott Katie and Eric Knox have dedicated their lives to their fifteen-year-old daughter Devon, a gymnastics prodigy and Olympic hopeful. But when a violent death rocks their close-knit gym community just weeks before an all-important competition, everything the Knoxes have worked so hard for feels suddenly at risk. As rumors swirl among the other ... Read More »

Siracusa by Delia Ephron

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Siracusa by Delia Ephron The incomparable Delia Ephron introduces us to couples Michael and Lizzie and Finn and Taylor. The foursome is traveling to Italy together, along with Finn and Taylor’s precocious daughter, Snow. These people, it must be said, have absolutely no business traveling together. . . Add a whole lot of Italian wine to the inevitable illicit sex and bitter ... Read More »

The Baseball Whisperer by Michael Tackett

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The Baseball Whisperer : a Small-Town Coach Who Shaped Big League Dreams by Michael Tackett Before Ozzie Smith ever heard the roar of excited Cardinal fans, he learned to listen carefully to the soft-spoken but demanding coach of an obscure semipro team playing ball among the cornfields surrounding Clarinda, Iowa. In chronicling the life of that coach – one Merl Eberly – ... Read More »

Invincible Summer by Alice Adams

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Invincible Summer by Alice Adams Growing up and growing apart from friends is an inevitable-and bittersweet-part of life, one that has been poignantly captured in Alice Adams’ debut novel, Invincible Summer. The novel starts in 1997 as four friends graduate on the brink of a new millennium, and takes them through 20 summers…a delightful novel that is as insightful as ... Read More »

Black Widow by Daniel Silva

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Black Widow by Daniel Silva Bestseller Silva’s riveting 16th novel featuring the legendary Israeli art restorer and spy Gabriel Allon finds Gabriel on the trail of a secret ISIS terrorist. Read More »

The Girls by Emma Cline

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The Girls by Emma Cline Inspired by the infamous Charles Manson murders … a harrowing coming-of-age exploration of how far a young girl will go (and how much she will give up of herself) in her desperate quest to belong. Beautifully written and unforgettable. Library Journal Read More »

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

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Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler In the latest of Hogarth’s Shakespeare series, Pulitzer-winner Tyler retells The Taming of the Shrew, placing the sharp-tongued Kate and her would-be master Petruchio (where else?) in Baltimore. Read More »

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

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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 »

Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick

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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 »