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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.

The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

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The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson Arriving in the village of Rye, England, in 1914, Beatrice Nash, a young woman of good family, becomes the first female teacher of Latin at the local school and falls in love with her sponsor’s nephew.  From the author of  Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand. Read More »

The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer

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The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer Hamer’s elegantly written first novel begins on a fog-shrouded day in the English countryside as Beth and her eight-year-old daughter, Carmel, attend a festival. In the midst of the crowd, they are separated, and Carmel indulges in a private child’s game of hiding before realizing she is hopelessly lost. When a ... Read More »

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

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When Breath Becomes Air  by Paul Kalanithi Author and physician Kalanithi had nearly completed his residency in neurosurgery at Stanford when he was diagnosed with Stage lV lung cancer at the age of 36. Despite the stubborn progression of his disease, Kalanithi was able to write, work, and delve into a number of profound issues before the end of his ... Read More »

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout A new book by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout is cause for celebration. Her bestselling novels, including “Olive Kitteridge “and” The Burgess Boys, “have illuminated our most tender relationships. Now, in “My Name Is Lucy Barton, “this extraordinary writer shows how a simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the most tender ... Read More »

Outline by Rachel Cusk

Outline by Rachel Cusk

Outline by Rachel Cusk Cusk’s subtle, unconventional and lethally intelligent novel, “Outline,” her eighth, is a string of one-sided conversations. A divorced woman traveling in Greece, our narrator, talks — or rather listens — to the people she meets, absorbing their stories of love and loss, deception, pride and folly. Well-worn subjects — adultery, divorce, ennui — become freshly menacing ... Read More »

The Big Short by Michael Lewis

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The Big Short by Michael Lewis This 2010 book is having a revival of interest due to the upcoming movie. Versatile best-selling author Lewis (Panic) gives a different take on the 2007-08 credit crisis as he chronicles how a handful of investment managers detected early on the growing bubble in the mortgage bond market and made fortunes betting against it. Lewis ... Read More »

The Survivor by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills

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The Survivor by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills “Kyle Mills  picks up Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp without missing a beat and  dives right into a taut, suspenseful story of a traitor in the CIA who steals a wealth of sensitive documents. Mitch Rapp quickly tracks the traitor down and dispatches him—but the stolen data is out there, and starts turning ... Read More »