Hot New Books

January 25th, 2016

01-25 Dressmaker's War The Dressmaker’s War
by Mary Chamberlain
F C4434d
Brought to Paris by an Austrian aristocrat who disappears when World War II breaks out, Ada, a talented dressmaker, survives by working for Nazi wives and is forced to endure the consequences of her choices years later.
01-25 Bitter Season The Bitter Season
by Tami Hoag
F H6785b
While Nikki spends time with her family and misses more satisfying work with her former partner, Sam struggles with a rookie new partner and investigates a double homicide before unexpectedly teaming up with Nikki to stop a threat against a former foster child.
01-25 Orphan X Orphan X
by Gregg Hurwitz
F H967o
Using his skills as an elite former agent and assassin to advocate anonymously for desperate people, Evan Smoak finds himself pursued by someone with comparable training who would exploit his life of service to find and eliminate him.
01-25 Expatriates The Expatriates
by Janice Y. K. Lee
F L4784e
A traumatized college graduate, a lonely housewife, and a burned-out mother of three endure the challenges of their respective demons and families in the face of unexpected consequences within their American expat community in Hong Kong.
01-25 Medicis Daughter Médicis Daughter
by Sophie Perinot
F P4453m
Summoned to the sixteenth-century French court in the aftermath of a devastating religious war, beautiful young Princess Margot struggles between the manipulations of her ruthless mother, Catherine de Médicis, and her own conscience.
01-25 My Name Is Lucy Barton My Name Is Lucy Barton
by Elizabeth Strout
F S9253m
After an appendix operation puts her in the hospital, New York writer Lucy Barton reconnects with her estranged mother as the pair reminisce about the past.
01-25 Killing in the Cafe The Killing in the Café
by Simon Brett
M B845k
When a badly decomposing body on a beach is connected to a local cafe that the Fethering residents are trying to save, Carole and Jude are on the case.
01-25 Forty Thieves Forty Thieves
by Thomas Perry
M P465fo
Husband and wife detectives Sid and Ronnie Abel are called in to investigate the murder of scientist James Ballantine, while married assassins Ed and Nicole Hoyt are hired by mysterious contractors to keep the details of Ballantine’s death a secret.
01-25 Scandalous Behavior Scandalous Behavior
by Stuart Woods
M W8971sb
New York City cop-turned-Manhattan law firm rainmaker Stone Barrington confronts a particularly challenging adversary whose nefarious schemes test the limits of Barrington’s skills.
01-25 Been There, Done That Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom for Modern Times
by Al Roker and Deborah Roberts
158.2 R742
Life lessons from bestselling author and Today show personality Al Roker and his wife, globetrotting ABC news journalist Deborah Roberts.
01-25 Criminal That I Am Criminal That I Am: A Memoir
by Jennifer Ridha
345.73 R544
Follows a talented young lawyer as she becomes romantically involved with a convicted drug felon, the son of film actor Michael Douglas, and commits a crime on his behalf, resulting in professional self-destruction and the ultimately transformative consequences that came after.
01-25 Fight for the Forgotten Fight for the Forgotten: How A Mixed Martial Artist Stopped Fighting For Himself and Started Fighting For Others
by Justin Wren with Loretta Hunt
361.7632 W945
From UFC fighter, Justin Wren, comes a personal account of redemption, empowerment, and overwhelming love as one man sets out on an mission to fight for those who can’t fight for themselves.
01-25 Coal Wars Coal Wars: The Future of Energy and the Fate of the Planet
by Richard Martin
363.7571 M382
Argues that, to limit catastrophic climate change, a solution must be found to power the world with less polluting energy sources, and explains how such a change would affect the coal industry.
01-25 They All Love Jack They All Love Jack: Busting the Ripper
by Bruce Robinson
364.1523 J126r
A reinterpretation of the case of Jack the Ripper focuses on the “why” instead of the “who,” theorizing that the residents of London society’s finest homes created him as an outlet for their own hidden violent and taboo proclivities.
01-25 Vegetarian India Vegetarian India: A Journey through the Best of Indian Home Cooking
by Madhur Jaffrey
641.5954 J23v
A collection of Indian vegetarian recipes from the award-winning chef, with options for soups, dals, grains, eggs and dairy, chutneys, and desserts, and a separate section on ingredients.
01-25 Motherless Child Motherless Child: The Definitive Biography of Eric Clapton
by Paul Scott
781.66 C589s
Motherless Child is the ultimate celebration and definitive biography of one of the most influential musicians alive today. An essential read for any Clapton fan.
01-25 Lady Bird and Lyndon Lady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage That Made a President
by Betty Boyd Caroli
973.923 J673c
In Lady Bird and Lyndon, Caroli restores misunderstood Lady Bird to her rightful place in American history, painting a vivid portrait of a marriage with complex, but familiar and identifiable overtones.
01-25 Maggie Smith Maggie Smith: A Biography
by Michael Coveney
92 S655c
Shines a light on the life of the remarkable performer whose stage and screen career spans six decades and who is most recently known from her brilliant performance in Downton Abbey.
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Hot New Books

January 11th, 2016

 

01-11 Marble Collector The Marble Collector
by Cecelia Ahern
F A285m
The story of a woman who discovers a collection of marbles in her father’s belongings. On learning that part of the collection is missing, she embarks on a quest to relocate the missing marbles to complete the collection and also to understand and complete the picture of a man she realises she never fully new.
01-11 Girl Who Slept With God The Girl Who Slept With God
by Val Brelinski
F B835g
When the moral-minded eldest daughter of a 1970s Idaho family returns from a missionary trip and claims she is pregnant with God’s child, her strong-willed sister and she bond with fellow outcasts while awaiting the birth.
01-11 Tom Clancy Commander in Chief Commander-in-chief
by Mark Greaney
F C5873cc
Abandoned by other international leaders, Jack Ryan, assisted by his son and the Campus team, navigate a political chess game involving a volatile Russian president and a vital clue about an adversarial plot to disrupt the world stage.
01-11 Warriors of the Storm Warriors of the Storm
by Bernard Cornwell
F C821wa
A fragile peace is about to be broken. King Alfred’s son Edward and daughter, Aethelflaed, rule Wessex, Mercia and East Anglia. Uhtred controls northern Mercia from Chester. But forces are rising up against him. Northmen allied to the Irish have taken Northumbria their strength could prove overwhelming.
01-11 Where My Heart Used to Beat Where My Heart Used to Beat
by Sebastin Faulks
F F2635wh
Robert, a British doctor haunted by World War II memories, agrees to write a biography of a renowned specialist in memory loss who possesses unsettling knowledge of Robert’s past.
01-11 Discount Discount
by Casey Gray
F G7784d
The daily lives of customers and employees of an American Southwest super retailer are thrown into chaos by a drunken manager’s text, local corruption and the imminent visit of a company president’s visit.
01-11 Informants The Informants
by Bill Haugland
F H371i
A battle between rival motorcycle gangs leads television reporter Ty Davis into yet another dangerous encounter with a big-city’s underworld. His on-the-scene account of the violence draws Davis into a complex web of drug-smuggling and murder, and turf wars pit local criminal bikers against each other.
01-11 Anything For You Anything For You
by Kristan Higgins
F H6366a
When Connor O’Rourke proposes to his long-time on-again, off-again secret girlfriend, Jessica Dunn, and she says no, he gives her an ultimatum–marry him or their relationship is over.
01-11 Nine Lives Nine Lives
by Wendy Corsi Staub
M S798L
Interrupted by a storm that forces her to take shelter in a quirky New York town, young widow Bella Jordan accepts a job at the local hotel and is embroiled in the investigation into the owner’s murder.
01-11 Unstoppable Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World
by Bill Nye
363.73874 N994
The author challenges common misunderstandings about global warming while outlining the scientific community’s potential for solving key energy and environmental problems.
01-11 Bread, Wine, Chocolate Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love
by Simran Sethi
363.8 S495
Draws on interviews with scientists, farmers, chefs, and others in the food trade to reveal the interconnected reasons that have caused a steady loss of diversity in food crops and the associated health, culture, and traditional consequences.
01-11 Of Orcas and Men Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us
by David Neiwert
599.536 N417
A revelatory history of orcas evaluates them as one of the planet’s most intelligent animals, challenging beliefs about their “killer” natures while citing the threats to their populations.
01-11 Simply Nigella Simply Nigella: Feel Good Food
by Nigella Lawson
641.5 L425s
Simply Nigella is about cooking food that makes our lives easier, the sort of cooking that can be incorporated into our daily lives and celebrated without any stress, food that will make everyone feel better, both in body and mind.
01-11 Quinn Quinn: The Life of a Hockey Legend
by Dan Robson
796.962 Q7r
Told by bestselling author Dan Robson, and supported by the Quinn family and network of friends,Quinn is the definitive account of one of the game’s biggest personalities and most storied lives.
01-11 And Yet And Yet —
by Christopher Hitchens
814 H674a
Christopher Hitchens was known for his erudition and pitch-perfect, oftentimes argumentative prose, and in this new collection of essays that span his storied career, he is no different. No subject is safe: Bosnia, Norman Mailer, Helen Mirren, Hitler–and yes, Bill and Hillary Clinton.
01-11 John Le Carre John le Carré: The Biography
by Adam Sisman
820.92 L456s
This is the definitive biography of a major writer, described by Ian McEwan as ‘perhaps the most significant novelist of the second half of the twentieth cenyury in Britain.’
01-11 Alone Against the North Alone Against the North
by Adam Shoalts
917.13 S559
When Adam Shoalts ventured into the largest unexplored wilderness on the planet, he hoped to set foot where no one had ever gone before. What he discovered surprised even him.
01-11 Woody Woody: The Biography
by David Evanier
92 A432e
Draws on interviews with artistic collaborators, family, and friends — including Allen’s first wife, Harlene Rosen — to chronicle the life of the film director, including the more controversial aspects of Allen’s life.

Hot New Books

December 21st, 2015

12-21 Pharaoh's Secret The Pharaoh’s Secret
by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
F C986ph
When a power broker’s scheme to build a new Egyptian empire requires his manipulation of a Saharan aquifer, Kurt and Joe race to learn the truth about an underworld plant extract at his disposal that may have the power to restore life to the dead.
12-21 Debt of Tamar The Debt of Tamar
by Nicole Dweck
F D989d
Follows the intertwined lives of the descendant of an Ottoman sultan and the daughter of a Holocaust survivor against a backdrop of their unknown shared ancestry in mid-sixteenth-century Istanbul.
12-21 Mistletoe Inn The Mistletoe Inn
by Richard Paul Evans
F E922mis
Signing up for a writer’s retreat in order to avoid another lonely holiday, Kimberly Rossetti befriends aspiring author Zeke, who offers her advice on making her writing more inspired while gradually revealing secrets about his past.
12-21 Painter's Daughter The Painter’s Daughter
by Julie Klassen
F K6352p
In 1815, a painter’s daughter on the north Devon coast agrees to marry a stranger to avoid scandal, but her choice is complicated by the return of a former lover and a growing affection for the husband she barely knows.
12-21 Ashley Bell Ashley Bell
by Dean Koontz
F K825a
Experiencing a miraculous recovery two days after being told she’s dying, Bibi becomes obsessed with the idea that she has been spared in order to save someone else, a notion that prompts her entry into the world of crime and conspiracy.
12-21 Secret Sisters Secret Sisters
by Jayne Ann Krentz
F K922s
Reuniting at the hotel where one of them was brutally attacked as a child decades earlier, Madeline and Daphne are forced to confront painful memories and truths in order to solve the mysterious death of Madeline’s father.
12-21 Devil in Jerusalem The Devil in Jerusalem
by Naomi Ragen
F R141d
Investigating a case at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital involving two horrifically injured brothers and their young American mother, who refuses to answer questions, detective Bina Tzedek follows leads through Jerusalem’s Old City to expose a dangerous cult.
12-21 Year of the Runaways The Year of the Runaways
by Sunjeev Sahota
F S1314y
Three young men from very different backgrounds come together in a journey from India to England, where they hope to begin something new. To support their families; where they can, to build their future; to show their worth; to escape the past. They have no idea of what awaits them.
12-21 Front Runner Front Runner
by Felix Francis
M F8182f
Jefferson Hinkley is back. Operating as an undercover investigator for the British Horseracing Authority, Jeff is approached by the multiple-champion jockey, Dave Swinton, to discuss the delicate matter of his losing races on purpose. Little does Jeff realise that his visit to Swinton’s house will result in a brutal attempt on his life.
12-21 Gratitude Diaries The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking On the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life
by Janice Kaplan
179.9 K171
In this inspiring memoir backed by cutting-edge research, Janice Kaplan spends a year living gratefully and gains a fresh outlook that transforms her marriage, family life, health, and everyday experience.
12-21 Humankind Humankind: How Biology and Geography Shape Human Diversity
by Alexander H. Harcourt
304.2 H257
An innovative and illuminating look at how the evolution of the human species has been shaped by the world around us, from anatomy and physiology, to cultural diversity and population density.
12-21 Common Struggle A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction
by Patrick J. Kennedy & Stephen Fried
616.89 K36
The former congressman and youngest child of Senator Ted Kennedy details his personal and political battles with mental illness and addiction while tracing the history of mental health care in America as it was reflected by his family.
12-21 Chilled Chilled: How Refrigeration Changed the World, and Might Do So Again
by Tom Jackson
621.56 J14
The refrigerator may seem mundane nowadays, but it is one of the wonders of twentieth-century science — lifesaver, food preserver, and social liberator. Chilled is a fascinating narrative history of the refrigerator and the process of refrigeration.
12-21 Stir Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home
by Jessica Fechtor
641.013 F291
After an aneurysm burst in her brain, nearly killing her and taking away her sense of smell and the sight in her left eye, Jessica Fechtor, a popular food blogger shares her journey of recovery, which began in the kitchen as she drew strength from the restorative power of cooking and baking.
12-21 White Road The White Road: Journey into An Obsession
by Edmund de Waal
738.2 D5152
Part memoir, part history, part detective story, The White Road chronicles a global obsession with alchemy, art, wealth, craft, and purity. In a sweeping yet intimate de Waal gives us a singular understanding of “the spectrum of porcelain” and the mapping of desire.
12-21 Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl
by Carrie Brownstein
781.66 B885
Accessibly raw, honest and heartfelt, this book captures the experience of being a young woman, a born performer and an outsider, and ultimately finding one’s true calling through hard work, courage and the intoxicating power of rock and roll.
12-21 Find a Way Find a Way
by Diana Nyad
797.21 N993
Diana Nyad’s amazing, inspiring firsthand account of her record-breaking swim, after four failed attempts, from Cuba to Florida, at the age of sixty-four–and of her extraordinary quest to live life at the highest level, in and out of the water.
12-21 Deep South Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads
by Paul Theroux
917.5 T412
Paul Theroux, one of the most acclaimed travel writers of our time, turns his unflinching eye on an American South. Deep South is an ode to a region, vivid and haunting, full of life and loss alike.

Hot New Books

December 14th, 2015

12-14 House of the Rising Sun House of the Rising Sun
by James Lee Burke
F B959h
Escaping with a stolen artifact after a violent encounter with Mexican soldiers, a Texas Ranger is pursued by a bloodthirsty Austrian arms dealer, who, believing the artifact to be the Holy Grail, targets the man’s estranged son.
12-14 So This Is Love So This Is Love
by Barbara Freethy
F F857s
Fire investigator Emma Callaway and homicide detective Max Harrison find love, passion and danger when a series of fires ignite San Francisco.
12-14 You Don't Have to Live Like This You Don’t Have To Live Like This
by Benjamin Markovits
F M3469y
After walking out on his job and moving to Detroit to take part in a friend’s real estate development plan, Greg Marnier becomes involved a series of racially charged incidents between new and old residents in the gentrifying neighborhood.
12-14 Precious Gifts Precious Gifts
by Danielle Steel
F S8132pre
An unfaithful husband with three daughters rendered suspicious of men leaves at his death bequests that enable them to realize their dreams, freeing his former wife to embrace an unexpected future.
12-14 Gold, Fame, Citrus Gold Fame Citrus
by Claire Vaye Watkins
F W3352g
In the wake of a devastating Southern California drought, two idealistic holdouts fall in love and scavenge for their needs before taking charge of a mysterious child and embarking on a perilous journey in search of water.
12-14 Sorcerer to the Crown Sorcerer to the Crown
by Zen Cho
FAN C545s
While trying to discover why England’s magical stocks are drying up, Zacharias Wythe, freed slave and Sorcerer Royal of the Unnatural Philosophers, meets an unusual woman whose power could alter the nature of sorcery in all of Britain.
12-14 Promise The Promise
by Robert Crais
M C887p
Investigating the disappearance of an explosives expert who was hired by the Defense Department, Elvis Cole teams up with LAPD K9 Officer Scott James to track a fugitive only to be confronted by shadowy arms dealers and corrupt officials.
12-14 Dance of the Bones Dance of the Bones
by J. A. Jance
M J33dan
Retired sheriff Brandon Walker calls on J.P. Beaumont for help when he discovers that there are links between a years-old murder case he has been called on to investigate and another unsolved case in Seattle.
12-14 Granite Moth The Granite Moth
by Erica Wright
M W9481g
It begins with a bang: Kathleen Stone is watching her friend Dolly and his fellow drag queens from The Pink Parrot perform at the Halloween Parade when their float explodes. Suspecting foul play, The Pink Parrot’s owner, Big Mamma, hires Kat to find the culprit.
12-14 Witches Salem, 1692 The Witches: Salem, 1692
by Stacy Schiff
133.4 S333
As psychologically thrilling as it is historically seminal, The Witches is Stacy Schiff’s account of this fantastical story, the first great American mystery unveiled fully for the first time by one of our most acclaimed historians.
12-14 Sixty Sixty: A Diary of My Sixty-First Year: The Beginning of the End, or the End of the Beginning?
by Ian Brown
155.67 B878
From the author of the award-winning The Boy in the Moon comes a wickedly honest and brutally funny account of the year in which Ian Brown truly realized that the man in the mirror was actually sixty.
12-14 Brave Enough Brave Enough
by Cheryl Strayed
158.1 S913b
Brave Enough gathers more than 100 of these “mini-instruction manuals for the soul,” urging us toward the incredible capacity for love, compassion, forgiveness, and endurance that is within us all.
12-14 Super Genes Super Genes: Unlock the Astonishing Power of Your DNA for Optimum Health and Well-Being
by Deepak Chopra, M.D. & Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D.
613 C549sg
The New York Times best-selling authors of Super Brain blend cutting-edge science and spiritual advice to outline new understandings about human genes and how lifestyle changes may enable better health and happiness.
12-14 Had I Known Had I Known: A Memoir of Survival
by Joan Lunden
616.9944 L962
In this brave and deeply personal memoir, Joan Lunden speaks candidly about her battle against breast cancer, her quest to learn about it and teach others, and the transformative effect it’s had on her life.
12-14 Seasnol Jewish Kitchen The Seasonal Jewish Kitchen: A Fresh Take On Tradition
by Amelia Saltsman
641.5676 S179
Organized by the Jewish calendar, The Seasonal Jewish Kitchen combines the modern focus on fresh foods with ancient roots and recipes. Amelia Saltsman’s melting-pot approach to flavours and ingredients will win over a new generation of Jewish cooks.
12-14 Road Trip to Rwanda Road Trip Rwanda: A Journey into the New Heart of Africa
by Will Ferguson
916.7571 F353
Funny, engaging, poignant, and at times heartbreaking, Road Trip Rwanda is the lively tale of two friends, the open road, and the hidden heart of a continent.
12-14 Yes, My Accent Is Real Yes, My Accent Is Real: And Some Other Things I Haven’t Told You
by Kunal Nayyar
92 N333
An anthology of humorous, autobiographical essays by the actor best known as Raj from The Big Bang Theory traces his journey from a child in New Delhi to celebrity, describing his relationships with family and friends who inspired his achievements.
12-14 Sinatra Sinatra: The Chairman
by James Kaplan
92 S615kap
Just in time for the Chairman’s centennial, an endlessly absorbing definitive biography that Frank Sinatra, justly named “The Entertainer of the Century,” deserves and requires.

Hot New Books

November 23rd, 2015
11-23 Magic Strings of Frankie PrestoThe Magic Strings of Frankie Presto
by Mitch Albom
F A339m
Mitch Albom creates his most unforgettable fictional character — Frankie Presto, the greatest guitarist to ever walk the earth — in this magical novel about the bands we join in life and the power of talent to change our lives.
11-23 Early One MorningEarly One Morning
by Virginia Baily
F B161e
On the verge of fleeing Rome during World War II, Chiara Ravello rescues Daniele, a child who is about to be herded onto a truck with his family, a split-second decision that has repercussions decades later when Daniele’s daughter contacts her.
11-23 Christmas BellsChristmas Bells
by Jennifer Chiaverini
F C532ch
A holiday tale inspired by Longfellow’s classic poem follows the experiences of a dedicated Boston teacher who, in the face of a somber season, finds inspiration and renewal at the church where she volunteers.
11-23 Fall of PrincesThe Fall of Princes
by Robert Goolrick
F G659f
Robert Goolrick explores the hedonistic highs and devastating lows of the 1980s in Manhattan, weaving a visceral tale about the lives of rich young men, winners all—until someone changes the rules of the game.
11-23 ScribeThe Scribe
by Matthew Guinn
F G964s
Investigating a series of murders targeting post-Civil War Atlanta’s wealthiest black entrepreneurs, a disgraced former detective partners with the city’s first African-American officer in a case marked by fierce racial, political and personal tensions.
11-23 Crimson ShoreCrimson Shore
by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
F P9371cr
While searching for the stolen wine collection of a renowned sculptor, Aloysius Pendergast finds that the looted cellar contains human remains, which may have ties to local legends and a historic shipwreck.
11-23 Improbability of LoveThe Improbability of Love
by Hannah Rothschild
F R8472i
When she comes into possession of a lost masterpiece by an eighteenth-century French painter, Chef Annie McDee, who works for two sinister art dealers, finds herself pursued by interested parties intent on possessing her picture.
11-23 CrossingThe Crossing
by Michael Connelly
M C7525cr
Coming out of retirement to help his defense attorney half-brother prove that a client has been framed for murder, Detective Harry Bosch secretly teams up with former partner Lucia Soto to investigate possible corruption inside the LAPD.
11-23 Golem of ParisThe Golem of Paris
by Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman
M K28gp
Haunted by family revelations and the memory of a woman named Mai, LAPD detective Jacob Lev stumbles across an unsolved murder case that takes him to Paris and brings the disparate halves of his life into startling collision.
11-23 Not in God's NameNot In God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence
by Jonathan Sacks
201.7 S121
In this ground-breaking work of biblical analysis and interpretation Rabbi Sacks shows that religiously inspired violence has as its source misreadings of the texts of the Bible that have influenced all three of the Abrahamic faiths.
11-23 We're Still Here Ya BastardsWe’re Still Here Ya Bastards: How the People of New Orleans Rebuilt Their City
by Roberta Brandes Gratz
307.76 G773w
We’re Still Here Ya Bastards presents an extraordinary panoramic look at New Orleans’s revival in the years following Hurricane Katrina.
11-23 Invention of NatureThe Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt’s New World
by Andrea Wulf
570.92 H919w
With this brilliantly researched and compellingly written book, Andrea Wulf shows the ways in which Humboldt created our understanding of the natural world, and she champions a renewed interest in this vital and lost player in environmental history and science.
11-23 CrossroadsCrossroads
by Tal Ronnen, Scott Jones and Serafina Magnussen
641.56361 R773
A collection of vegan recipes by the influential chef of Los Angeles’ Crossroads Restaurant turns seasonal vegetables, legumes and grains into sophisticated Mediterranean fare that readily offer favourite flavours without animal products.
11-23 Primed to PerformPrimed To Perform: How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures through the Science of Total Motivation
by Neel Doshi and Lindsay McGregor
658.314 D722
The revolutionary book that teaches you how to use the cutting edge of human psychology to build high performing workplace cultures.
11-23 Hockey TownsHockey Towns: Untold Stories from the Heart of Canada
by Ron MacLean with Kirstie McLellan Day
796.962 M163h
Every Canadian town has a hockey story, and Ron MacLean has a hockey story for every town. Once again working with Kirstie McLellan Day this is MacLean at his finest.
11-23 Empire of SelfEmpire of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal
by Jay Parini
810.92 V648p
An intimate, authorized yet frank biography of Gore Vidal, one of the most accomplished, visible and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the past century.
11-23 BingeBinge
by Tyler Oakley
817 O11
The prominent YouTube social rights advocate presents a collection of essays that reveal such mishaps as a Cheesecake Factory meltdown, a fashion stand-off with the White House Secret Service, and an embarrassing car crash.
11-23 Road to Little DribblingThe Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes From a Small Island
by Bill Bryson
914.2 B916m
Over 20 years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the green and kindly island that had become his home. Now, in his first travel book in 15 years, Bryson makes a brand-new journey round Britain to see what has changed.

Hot Hew Books

November 16th, 2015
11-16 Japanese LoverThe Japanese Lover
by Isabel Allende
F A4325j
In 1939 San Francisco, Alma falls in love with Ichimei, the gardener’s son, who is sent to an internment camp, but although they reunite, they must hide their love, until in old age her caregiver and her grandson learn about their secret passion.
11-16 Numero ZeroNumero Zero
by Umberto Eco
F E19nz
Follows the employees of a mudslinging newspaper in 1992 as they try to identify a dead body that appears in a back alley in Milan. By the best-selling author of The Name of the Rose.
11-16 Carry onCarry On
by Rainbow Rowell
F R8814c
During his last year at Watford School of Magicks, Simon Snow, the Chosen One, faces a magic-eating monster wearing his face, a break-up, and a missing nemesis.
11-16 CorruptedCorrupted
by Lisa Scottoline
F S4315cor
Taking the case of a former classmate who has been wrongly accused of murdering a bully who sent him to juvenile detention when they were children, Bennie is forced to relive some of the darkest memories of her life in order to defend the boy she once failed.
11-16 Along the Infinite SeaAlong The Infinite Sea
by Beatriz Williams
F W7213a
Fixing up and selling a rare vintage Mercedes in the hopes of earning enough to provide for her baby, Pepper Schuyler is taken under the wing of the car’s owner and learns about its astonishing ties to star-crossed lovers in pre-World War II Europe.
11-16 Depraved HeartDepraved Heart
by Patricia Cornwell
M C821dh
Receiving a surveillance video of her niece taken twenty years earlier that reveals disturbing secrets, Dr. Kay Scarpetta becomes increasingly isolated as she realizes the dangerous legal implications of her niece’s private life.
11-16 Theory of DeathThe Theory of Death
by Faye Kellerman
M K285t
Investigating a suspicious suicide in the woods near Greenbury, former LAPD detective Peter Decker, accompanied by Tyler McAdams, infiltrates a college’s elite mathematics circle to uncover an operation that transforms bright students into calculating criminals.
11-16 Even Dogs in the WildEven Dogs in the Wild
by Ian Rankin
M R211ev
Investigating the robbery-related death of a senior lawyer who had recently received a mysterious warning, Siobhan Clarke and John Rebus follow leads to a ruthless crime family.
11-16 Autobiography of James T KirkThe Autobiography of James T. Kirk: The Story of Starfleet’s Greatest Captain
by James T. Kirk
SF K59a
A chronicle of the most famous Starfleet captain in his own words traces his youth on Tarsus IV, education at the Academy and illustrious career at the helm of the USS Enterprise.
11-16 NonsenseNonsense: The Power of Not Knowing
by Jamie Holmes
153.4 H751
In an increasingly unpredictable, complex world, it turns out that what matters most isn’t IQ, willpower, or confidence in what we know. It’s how we deal with what we don’t understand.
11-16 Physicist & the PhilosopherThe Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein and Bergson and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time
by Jimena Canales
190 C212
The Physicist and the Philosopher reveals how scientific truth was placed on trial in a divided century marked by a new sense of time.
11-16 Prime of LifeThe Prime of Life: A History of Modern Adulthood
by Steven Mintz
305.24 M667
Steven Mintz describes the challenges of adulthood today and puts them into perspective by exploring how past generations achieved intimacy and connection, raised children, sought meaning in work, and responded to loss.
11-16 My Life on the RoadMy Life on the Road
by Gloria Steinem
305.42 S8225m
Gloria Steinem tells a story she has never told before, a candid account of how her early years led her to live an on-the-road kind of life, traveling, listening to people, learning, and creating change.
11-16 Rose HotelThe Rose Hotel: A Memoir of Secrets, Loss, and Love from Iran to America
by Rahimeh Andalibian
305.488915 A543
In this searing memoir, Iranian-born author Rahimeh Andalibian tells the story of her family: how they survived the 1979 revolution; their move to California; and their attempts to adapt in the face of addiction, teenage rebellion, and new traditions.
11-16 Dark Matter and the DinosaursDark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe
by Lisa Randall
523.1 R188
In this brilliant exploration of our cosmic environment, a renowned particle physicist uses her research into dark matter to illuminate the startling connections between the furthest reaches of space and life here on Earth.
11-16 NOPINOPI: The Cookbook
by Yotam Ottolenghi and Ramael Scully
641.59 O91
In collaboration with Nopi’s head chef Ramael Scully, Yotam’s journey from the Middle East to the Far East is one of big and bold flavors, with surprising twists along the way.
11-16 True StyleTrue Style: The History and Principles of Classic Menswear
by G. Bruce Boyer
646.32 B791
True Style provides wardrobe guidance for men, including cataloging the essential elements of the male wardrobe, detailing the best use of fabrics, and offering advice on accoutrements like neckties and eyeglasses.
11-16 Midnight's FuriesMidnight’s Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition
by Nisid Hajari
954.04 H154
Midnight’s Furies describes how a few bloody months in South Asia during the summer of 1947—the Partition of India, which led to the creation of Pakistan—largely explain the world that troubles us today.

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11-09 Pretending to DancePretending to Dance
by Diane Chamberlain
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Molly Arnette is very good at keeping secrets. She and her husband hope to soon adopt a baby, but the process terrifies her. Molly worries that the truth she’s kept hidden about her childhood will rise to the surface and destroy not only her chance at adoption, but her marriage as well.
11-09 HostHost
by Robin Cook
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Devastated by the death of her boyfriend after a routine surgery, fourth-year medical student Lynn Pierce investigates the accident and discovers a string of suspicious deaths at the hospital.
11-09 Golden SonThe Golden Son
by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
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11-09 PastThe Past
by Tessa Hadley
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Three adult sisters and their brother meet up at their grandparents’ country home for their annual family holiday–three long, hot summer weeks. The beloved but crumbling house is full of memories of their childhood but this could be their last summer in the house, they may have to sell it. And under the idyllic pastoral surface, there are tensions.
11-09 Shopaholic to the RescueShopaholic to the Rescue
by Sophie Kinsella
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Becky Bloomwood and a cast of beloved family and friends (plus one enemy) set off in a van to find her missing father, last heard from in Las Vegas.
11-09 Lake HouseThe Lake House
by Kate Morton
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Decades after the disappearance of her toddler brother shatters her family, successful author Alice Edevane is approached by a young London police force detective who triggers a series of events that lead to a shocking revelation
11-09 After AliceAfter Alice
by Gregory Maguire
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A tale inspired by Lewis Carroll’s beloved classic follows the experiences of Alice’s friend, Ada, who, upon tumbling down the same rabbit hole, embarks on an odyssey to find and reclaim her friend from a surreal world.
11-09 Moth CatcherMoth Catcher
by Ann Cleeves
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This case was different from anything Vera had ever worked before. Two bodies, connected but not lying together. As Vera is drawn into the claustrophobic world of this increasingly strange community, she realizes that there may be deadly secrets trapped here.
11-09 What You SeeWhat You See
by Hank Phillippi Ryan
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While reporter Jane Ryland searches for a nine-year-old flower girl who has been kidnapped by her stepfather, detective Jake Brogan investigates a public stabbing, only to uncover a dark conspiracy of extortion and stolen lives.
11-09 BrowsingsBrowsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living With Books
by Michael Dirda
028.9 D598b
The author shares personal essays on diverse topics ranging from literary pets and cursive writing to book inscriptions and the pleasures of science fiction conventions.
11-09 PacificPacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World’s Superpowers
by Simon Winchester
551.465 W759
An exploration of the Pacific Ocean assesses its relationship with humans and indelible role in the modern world.
11-09 In a French KitchenIn a French Kitchen: Tales and Traditions of Everyday Home Cooking in France
by Susan Herrmann Loomis
641.013 L863
An award-winning journalist and professionally-trained chef describes her love of food and the passion for meals shared by those around her in her adopted country of France.
11-09 M TrainM Train
by Patti Smith
781.66 S656m
From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids, an unforgettable odyssey into the mind of this legendary artist, told through the prism of cafés and haunts she has visited and worked in around the world.
11-09 Life With WordsA Life With Words: A Writer’s Memoir
by Richard B. Wright
819.092 W9525
From the acclaimed writer of the beloved Clara Callan comes a beautifully crafted, charming portrait of the writing life. Combining his characteristic wit and self-deprecation with his extraordinary imagination and insight, Richard B. Wright has created a deeply affecting memoir that reads like a novel.
11-09 ClementineClementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill
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941.082 C5632p
A portrait of Winston Churchill’s extraordinary wife which discusses her relationship with political mentor Eleanor Roosevelt, her role in safeguarding Churchill’s health throughout key historical events and her controversial family priorities.
11-09 Killing a KingKilling a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel
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956.94054 R116e

Traces the parallel stories of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and his stalker, Yigal Amir, to explore the assassination’s fundamental and wrenching impact on the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
11-09 KissingerKissinger. Volume 1, 1923-1968: The Idealist
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973.924 K61f Vol. 1
A portrait of the American statesman, based on unprecedented access to his private papers, challenges common misconceptions and covers everything from Kissinger’s beliefs to his philosophical idealism.
11-09 Under the Same SkyUnder the Same Sky: From Starvation in North Korea to Salvation in America
by Joseph Kim ; with Stephan Talty
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A man who escaped the devastating famine in North Korea tells the story of his survival inside the oppressive country, his escape and subsequent rescue by activists and Christian missionaries, and his success in the United States.