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New Books, Audiobooks, and DVDs that have been recently added to or ordered for our collections. Click on the titles for more information or to place a hold on the item.

The Death of Santini by Pat Conroy

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The Death of Santini by Pat Conroy The best-selling author of The Prince of Tides chronicles his efforts to reconcile with the harsh fighter pilot father who inspired The Great Santini, recounting how at the end of his father’s life, he defended the author from his critics while helping to heal family estrangements. -from the Publisher  (Coming Soon: October)   Read More »

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

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Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline Between 1854 and 1929, orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. As a young Irish immigrant, Vivian Daly was one such child, sent by rail from New York City to an ... Read More »

The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan

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  The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan Violet Minturn, a half-Chinese/half-American courtesan who deals in seduction and illusion in Shanghai, struggles to find her place in the world, while her mother, Lucia, tries to make sense of the choices she has made and the men who have shaped her. Spanning more than forty years and two continents, The Valley ... Read More »

Night Film

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Night Film: a Novel by Marisha Pessl.  On a damp October night, beautiful young Ashley Cordova is found dead in an abandoned warehouse in lower Manhattan. Though her death is ruled a suicide, veteran investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects otherwise. As he probes the strange circumstances surrounding Ashley’s life and death, McGrath comes face-to-face with the legacy of her father: the ... Read More »

The Butler

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The Butler: a Witness to History by Wil Haygood. The story of Eugene Allen, a butler who served eight presidents from harry Truman to Ronald Reagan during 34 years of service.  Haygood’s Washington Post article about Allen inspired the movie “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” Read More »

This Town

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This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral–Plus Plenty of Valet Parking!–in America’s Gilded Capital by Mark Leibovich.  An examination of Washington’s media-industrial complex by the chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine.       Read More »

The Cuckoo’s Calling

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              Working as a private investigator after losing his leg in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike takes the case of a legendary supermodel’s suspicious suicide and finds himself in a world of multi-millionaire beauties, rock star boyfriends, desperate designers, and hedonist pursuits. Read More »

The Bone Season

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In the mid-twenty-first century, major world cities are controlled by a formidable security force and clairvoyant underworld cell member Paige commits acts of psychic treason before being captured by an otherworldly race.  Today book club pick. Read More »