Deep river [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Karl Marlantes.

  • 14 September 2019
cover imageAs the Koski siblings strive to rebuild lives and families in an America in flux, they also try to hold fast to the traditions of a home they left behind in Finland.

Bark of night [sound recording (CD)] / David Rosenfelt.

  • 14 September 2019
cover imageWhen lawyer Andy Carpenter attempts to rescue a tiny, healthy, French bulldog whose owner was mysteriously murdered, he must get help from his loyal sidekick Tara to solve the case.

The girl who lived twice [sound recording (CD)] / David Lagercrantz ; translated from the Swedish by George Goulding.

  • 14 September 2019
cover image"Lisbeth Salander--the fierce, unstoppable girl with the dragon tattoo--has disappeared ... And no one is aware that at long last she's got her primal enemy, her twin sister, Camilla, squarely in her sights. Mikael Blomkvist is trying to reach Lisbeth. He needs her help unraveling the identity of a man who lived and died on the streets of Stockholm--a man who does not exist in any official records and whose garbled last words hinted at possible damaging knowledge of people in the highest echelons of government and industry. In his pocket was a crumpled piece of paper with Blomkvist's phone number on it. Once again, Salander and Blomkvist will come to each other's aid, moving in tandem toward the truths they each seek" --From container.

A better man [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Louise Penny.

  • 14 September 2019
cover imageIt's Gamache's first day back as head of the homicide department, a job he temporarily shares with his previous second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir. Flood waters are rising across the province. In the middle of the turmoil a father approaches Gamache, pleading for help in finding his daughter. As crisis piles upon crisis, Gamache tries to hold off the encroaching chaos, and realizes the search for Vivienne Godin should be abandoned. But with a daughter of his own, he finds himself developing a profound, and perhaps unwise, empathy for her distraught father.

The telling room [sound recording (CD)] : a tale of love, betrayal, revenge, and the world's greatest piece of cheese / Michael Paterniti.

  • 14 September 2019
cover imageEqual parts mystery and memoir, travelogue and history. A moving exploration of happiness, friendship, and betrayal, The Telling Room introduces us to Ambrosio Molinos de las Heras, an unforgettable real-life literary hero, while also holding a mirror up to the world, fully alive to the power of stories that define and sustain us.

Soof [sound recording (CD)] / Sarah Weeks.

  • 14 September 2019
cover imageAll her life Aurora has heard stories about how wonderful and lucky Heidi is, and soon this paragon (now grown up and expecting a baby) will be visiting; but before she arrives part of their house is damaged in a fire, and worse, Aurora's beloved dog disappears--and while her parents have always believed in "soof" (Heidi's mom's word for love), Aurora, who has never really fit in with children her own age, will just have to find her own soof.

The testaments [sound recording (CD)] / Margaret Atwood.

  • 14 September 2019
cover imageThis sequel to The Handmaid's Tale picks up the story fifteen years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.

Chimes of a lost cathedral [sound recording (CD)] / by Janet Fitch.

  • 14 September 2019
cover imageThe story continues in bestselling author Janet Fitch's sweeping epic about a young woman's coming into her own against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution. After the events, young Marina Makarova is pregnant and on her own, forced to eke out an existence in the Russian countryside and plotting her escape back to Petrograd. When a train comes to town bearing none other than her estranged husband Genya, now a minor celebrity, and his ragtag agitprop troupe, Marina sees her way out. But on her return to Petrograd, she finds the city not as she remembered it. Ravaged by two years of revolution, it is a lawless place of brigands and orphans, and Marina must take desperate measures to protect herself and her child.

Searching for Sylvie Lee [sound recording (CD)] / by Jean Kwok.

  • 14 September 2019
cover imageSylvie, the beautiful, brilliant, successful older daughter of the Lee family, vanishes. Terrified yet determined, Amy, the sheltered baby of the family, retraces her movements, but instead of simple answers, she discovers something much more valuable: the truth.

We are the weather [sound recording (CD)] : saving the planet begins at breakfast / Jonathan Safran Foer.

  • 14 September 2019
cover imageJonathan Safran Foer explores the central dilemma of our time in a surprising, creative, and urgent new way. People have, he reveals, turned the planet into a farm for growing meat, and the consequences are catastrophic. Collective action is needed. It all starts with what they eat, and don't eat, for breakfast.

Lady in the lake [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Laura Lippman.

  • 13 September 2019
cover imageA divorced reporter in racially torn 1966 Baltimore triggers unanticipated consequences for vulnerable community members while investigating the murder of an African-American party girl.

Beneath the tamarind tree [sound recording (CD)] / Isha Sesay.

  • 13 September 2019
cover imageThe kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls by Boko Haram in 2014 made global headlines. From poor Nigerian families, these girls had defied the odds and pursued an education, but daring to dream resulted in one of the most high-profile abductions in modern history. Award-winning CNN anchor Isha Sesay was on the front lines as the story broke, and when 21 of the girls were released, she was the only journalist to accompany them on their dangerous journey back home. Having developed unprecedented access to the Chibok girls, Sesay shares an intimate account of the night Boko Haram attacked, exclusive details about their years in captivity, and their daring tales of escape. We meet Priscilla who dreamt of becoming a doctor, Saa who juggled schoolwork with family obligations, Mary who fought constant homesickness to stay in school, and Dorcas who planned to be the first in her family to get a college degree.

The moment of lift [sound recording (CD)] : how empowering women changes the world / Melinda Gates.

  • 13 September 2019
cover imageA timely call to action for women's empowerment identifies the link between women's equality and societal health, sharing insights by international advocates in the fight against gender bias.

The art of public speaking [sound recording (CD)] : lessons from the greatest speeches in history / John R. Hale.

  • 13 September 2019
cover imageTwelve lectures delivered by Professor John R. Hale of the University of Louisville in which he explores the greatest speeches in history and sets out practical tips that can be used for any public speaking situation.

Angels in America [sound recording (CD)] : a gay fantasia on national themes / Tony Kushner.

  • 13 September 2019
cover imageTony Kushner presents an original audiobook performance of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, starring the cast of the National Theatre's 2018 Broadway revival. In this production, adapted especially for the listening experience, Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, and the entire cast recreate their acclaimed performances from the 2018 Tony Award-winning National Theatre revival of Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. With narration by Bobby Cannavale and Edie Falco and a musical score by Adrian Sutton, this audiobook is a compelling and immersive theatrical listening experience.

Your duck is my duck [sound recording (CD)] : stories / Deborah Eisenberg.

  • 13 September 2019
cover imageEisenberg's stories gently compel us to confront the most disturbing truths about ourselves, from the way we show love and affection to our troubling roles as citizens on a violent, terrifying planet.

Lost and found [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Danielle Steel.

  • 13 September 2019
cover imageIt all starts with a fall from a ladder, in a firehouse in New York City. The firehouse has been converted into a unique Manhattan home and studio where renowned photographer Madison Allen works and lives after raising three children on her own. But the accident, which happens while Maddie is sorting through long-forgotten personal mementos and photos, results in more than a broken ankle. It changes her life. Spurred by old memories, the forced pause in her demanding schedule, and an argument with her daughter that leads to a rare crisis of confidence, Maddie embarks on a road trip. She hopes to answer questions about the men she loved and might have married--but didn't--in the years after she was left alone with three young children. Wearing a cast and driving a rented SUV, she sets off to reconnect with three very different men--one in Boston, one in Chicago, and another in Wyoming--to know once and for all if the decisions she made long ago were the right ones. Before moving forward into the future, she is compelled to confront the past. As the miles and days pass, and with each new encounter, Maddie's life comes into clearer focus and a new future takes shape.

Dragonfly [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Leila Meacham.

  • 13 September 2019
cover imageAt the height of WWII, five idealistic young Americans receive a mysterious letter from the OSS, asking them if they are willing to fight for their country. The men and women from very different backgrounds. They are a Texan athlete with German roots, an upper-crust son of a French mother and a wealthy businessman, a dirt-poor Midwestern fly fisherman, an orphaned fashion designer, and a ravishingly beautiful female fencer from Princeton. They all answer the call of duty, but each for a secret reason of his or her own. They bond immediately, in a group, and soon after their training, they are dropped behind enemy lines and take up their false identities.

The enlightenment of bees [sound recording (CD)] / Rachel Linden.

  • 12 September 2019
cover imageAt 26, idealistic baker Mia West has her entire life planned out, a Craftsman cottage in Seattle, baking at The Butter Emporium, and the love of her life, her boyfriend Ethan, by her side. But when Ethan breaks up with her instead of proposing on their sixth dating anniversary (with the Tiffany blue box in his pocket), Mia's carefully planned future crumbles. Adrift and devastated, she determines to find new meaning in her life by helping those in need. Guided by recurring dreams about honeybees that seem to be leading her toward this new path in life, Mia joins her vivacious housemate Rosie on an around-the-world humanitarian trip funded by the reclusive billionaire, Lars Lindstrom.

One giant leap [sound recording (CD)] : the impossible mission that flew us to the moon / Charles Fishman.

  • 12 September 2019
cover imageCharles Fishman, New York Times best selling author of The Wal-Mart Effect, reveals the untold true story of the men and women charged with taking the United States to the Moon.

Tom Clancy Enemy contact [sound recording (CD)] / by Mike Maden.

  • 12 September 2019
cover imageJack Ryan, Jr's race to stop an international criminal conspiracy is intertwined with the fate of an old friend... The CIA's deepest secrets are being given away for a larger agenda that will undermine the entire Western intelligence community. Director of National Intelligence Mary Pat Foley wants it stopped but doesn't know who, how or why. Jack Ryan, Jr., is dispatched to Poland on a different mission. The clues are thin, and the sketchy trail dead ends in a harrowing fight from which he barely escapes with his life. If that's not bad enough, Jack gets more tragic news. An old friend, who's dying from cancer, has one final request for Jack. It seems simple enough, but before it's done, Jack will find himself alone, his life hanging by a thread. If he survives, he'll be one step closer to finding the shadowy figure behind the CIA leak and its true purpose, but in the process, he'll challenge the world's most dangerous criminal syndicate with devastating consequences.

The fork, the witch, and the worm [sound recording (CD)] / Christopher Paolini.

  • 12 September 2019
cover imageA wanderer and a cursed child. Spells and magic. And dragons, of course. Welcome back to the world of Alagaësia.

America's reluctant prince [sound recording (CD)] : the life of John F. Kennedy Jr. / Steven M. Gillon.

  • 12 September 2019
cover image"Through the lens of their decades-long friendship and including exclusive interviews and details from previously classified documents, noted historian and New York Times bestselling author Steven M. Gillon examines John F. Kennedy Jr.'s life and legacy from before his birth to the day he died. Gillon covers the highs, the lows, and the surprising incidents, viewpoints, and relationships that John never discussed publicly, revealing the full story behind JFK Jr.'s complicated and rich life. In the end, Gillon proves that John's life was far more than another tragedy--rather, it's the true key to understanding both the Kennedy legacy and how America's First Family continues to shape the world we live in today." --Provided by publisher.

Smokescreen [sound recording (CD)] / Iris Johansen.

  • 12 September 2019
cover imageA journalist shows up on Eve Duncan's doorstep with a plea for help. Jill Cassidy has just come from a small African village with a heart wrenching story: half the villagers--many of them children--have been killed in a horrific attack by guerrilla soldiers, the bodies burned beyond recognition. Now, the families desperately need Eve's help to get closure and begin to heal. But when Eve arrives in the remote jungle, she begins to suspect that Jill's plea may have been a cover story for a deeper, more sinister plot. Isolated and unsure who she can trust, Eve finds herself stranded in an unstable country where violence threatens to break out again at any moment and with only her own instincts to rely on if she hopes to get home to her family alive.... --From container

Help me! [sound recording (CD)] : one woman's quest to find out if self-help really can change your life / Marianne Power.

  • 12 September 2019
cover imageFor years, journalist Marianne Power lined her bookshelves with dog-eared copies of definitive guides on how to live one's best life, dipping in and out of self-help books when she needed them most. Then, one day, she woke up to find that the life she hoped for and the life she was living were worlds apart, and she set out to make some big changes. Marianne decided to finally find out if her elusive 'perfect existence, ' the one without debt, anxiety, or hangover Netflix marathons, the one where she healthily bounced around town and met the cashmere-sweater-wearing man of her dreams really did lie in the pages of the best-known and acclaimed self-help books. She vowed to test a book a month for one year, following its advice to the letter, taking what she hoped would be the surest path to a flawless new her. But as the months passed and Marianne's reality was turned upside down, she found herself confronted with a new question: Self-help can change her life, but is it for the better?

Inland [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Téa Obreht.

  • 12 September 2019
cover imageIn the lawless, drought-ridden lands of the Arizona Territory in 1893, two extraordinary lives collide. Nora is an unflinching frontierswoman awaiting the return of the men in her life, her husband, a newspaperman, who has gone in search of water for the parched household, and her elder sons who have vanished after an explosive argument. Nora is biding her time with her youngest son, who is convinced that a mysterious beast is stalking the land around their home, and her husband's seventeen-year-old cousin, who communes with spirits. Lurie is a former outlaw and a man haunted by ghosts. He sees lost souls who want something from him, and he finds reprieve from their longing in an unexpected relationship that inspires a momentous expedition across the West.

The last house guest [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Megan Miranda.

  • 12 September 2019
cover imageLittleport, Maine, has always felt like two separate towns: an ideal vacation enclave for the wealthy, and a simple harbor community for the year-round residents. Typically, fierce friendships never develop between a local and a summer girl, but that is just what happens with visitor Sadie Loman and local Avery Greer. Each summer for almost a decade, the girls are inseparable, until Sadie is found dead. While the police rule the death a suicide, Avery cannot help but feel there are those in the community who blame her, and she is intent on clearing her name before the facts are twisted against her.

The summer guests [sound recording (CD)] / Mary Alice Monroe ; foreword by Katherine Kaneb Bellissimo.

  • 11 September 2019
cover imageLate August is a beautiful time on the Southern coast, the peach trees are ripe, the ocean is warm, and the sweet tea is icy. A perfect time to enjoy the rocking chairs on the porch. But beneath the calm surface bubbles a threat: it's also the beginning of peak hurricane season. When a sudden storm threatens the coasts of Florida and South Carolina, an eclectic group of evacuees flee for the farm of their friends Grace and Charles Phillips in North Carolina: the Phillips's daughter Moira and her rescue dogs, famed equestrian Javier Angel de la Cruz, makeup artist Hannah McLain, horse breeder Gerda Klug and her daughter Elise, and island resident Cara Rutledge. They bring with them only the few treasured possessions they can fit in their vehicles. Strangers to all but the Phillips, they must ride out the storm together. During the course of one of the most challenging weeks of their lives, relationships are put to the test as the evacuees are forced to confront the unresolved issues they have with themselves and with each other. But as the storm passes, they realize that what really matters isn't what they brought with them to the mountains. Rather, it's what they'll take with them once they leave. --Publisher's description.

One good deed [sound recording (CD)] / David Baldacci.

  • 11 September 2019
cover imageIn 1949, World War II veteran and recent convict Aloysius Archer is released on parole with instructions to stay out of trouble, but when he becomes the suspect in a murder, he must track down the killer to avoid being sent back to prison.

Shamed [sound recording (CD)] : a novel of suspense / Linda Castillo.

  • 11 September 2019
cover imageIn this riveting new thriller in Linda Castillo's New York Times bestselling series, Kate Burkholder races against the clock to find a missing Amish girl. An Amish grandmother is murdered on an abandoned farm, her seven year old granddaughter abducted. Chief of Police Kate Burkholder plunges headlong into a case that quickly becomes a race against the clock. She knows the longer the girl is missing, the more likely a tragic outcome. The family of the missing girl is well thought of--a pillar of the Amish community. Their pain is palpable and they cooperate in every way, but Kate soon learns they're keeping secrets... The investigation takes Kate to an isolated Old Order Amish settlement along the river in southern Ohio. At first, the community seems upstanding and helpful. But when Kate starts asking questions, they stonewall her--and the situation soon becomes dangerous. What are they hiding and why? After an attempt on her life, Kate unearths a haunting and tragic secret that changes everything she thought she knew about the family for whom she is fighting, the Amish community as a whole--and everything she thought she knew about herself. Will she reach the girl in time to save her life?

Under currents [sound recording (CD)] / Nora Roberts.

  • 11 September 2019
cover imageWithin the walls of a tasteful, perfectly kept house in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, young Zane Bigelow feels like a prisoner of war. Strangers -- and even Zane's own aunt across the lake -- see his parents as a successful surgeon and his stylish wife, making appearances at their children's ballet recitals and baseball games. Zane and his sister know the truth: There is something terribly wrong. As his father's violent, controlling rages -- and his mother's complicity -- become more and more oppressive, Zane counts the years, months, days until he can escape. He looks out for little Britt. In fear for his very life, he plays along with the insidious lie that everything is fine, while scribbling his real thoughts in a secret journal he must carefully hide away. When one brutal, shattering night finally reveals cracks in the façade, Zane begins to understand that some people are willing to face the truth, even when it hurts. As he grows into manhood and builds a new kind of family, he will find that while the darkness of his past may always shadow him, it will also show him what is necessary for good to triumph -- and give him strength to draw on when he once again must stand up and defend himself and the ones he loves ... --Provided by publisher.

The turn of the key [sound recording (CD)] / Ruth Ware.

  • 11 September 2019
cover imageWhen a high-paying nanny job at a luxurious Scottish Highlands home ends with her imprisonment for a child's murder, a young woman struggles to explain to her lawyer the unraveling events that led to her incarceration.

Don't stop believin' [sound recording (CD)] / Olivia Newton-John.

  • 11 September 2019
cover imageFor more than five decades, Olivia Newton-John has been one of our most successful and adored entertainers. A four-time Grammy Award winner, she is one of the world's bestselling recording artists of all time, with more than 100 million albums sold. Her starring roles in the iconic movies Grease and Xanadu catapulted her into super-stardom. Her appeal as a performer is timeless. In addition to her music and screen successes, Olivia is perhaps best known for her strength, courage, and grace. After her own personal journeys with cancer, she has thrived and become an inspiration for millions around the world. A tireless advocate for countless charities, her true passion is as the founding champion of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre in her hometown of Melbourne, Australia. Olivia has always radiated joy, hope, and compassion--determined to be a force for good in the world. Now she is sharing her journey, from Melbourne schoolgirl to international superstar, in this deeply personal book. Warm, candid, and moving, Don't Stop Believin' is Olivia Newton-John's story in her own words for the very first time. --From container.

The institute [sound recording (CD)] / Stephen King.

  • 11 September 2019
cover imageIn the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis's parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there's no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents, telekinesis, and telepathy, who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, 'like the roach motel,' Kalisha says. 'You check in, but you don't check out.' In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts.

Lock every door : a novel / Riley Sager.

  • 11 September 2019
cover imageNo visitors. No nights spent away from the apartment. No disturbing the other residents, all of whom are rich or famous or both. These are the only rules for Jules Larsen's new job as an apartment sitter at the Bartholomew, one of Manhattan's most high-profile and mysterious buildings. Recently heartbroken and just plain broke, Jules is taken in by the splendor of her surroundings and accepts the terms, ready to leave her past life behind. As she gets to know the residents and staff of the Bartholomew, Jules finds herself drawn to fellow apartment sitter Ingrid, who comfortingly, disturbingly reminds her of the sister she lost eight years ago. When Ingrid confides that the Bartholomew is not what it seems and the dark history hidden beneath its gleaming facade is starting to frighten her, Jules brushes it off as a harmless ghost story, until the next day, when Ingrid disappears. Searching for the truth about Ingrid's disappearance, Jules digs deeper into the Bartholomew's dark past.

Prince Albert [sound recording (CD)] : the man who saved the monarchy / A.N. Wilson.

  • 11 September 2019
cover imageIn this companion biography to the acclaimed Victoria, A.N. Wilson offers a deeply textured and ambitious portrait of Prince Albert, published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the royal consort's birth.

The last widow [sound recording (CD)] / Karin Slaughter.

  • 10 September 2019
cover imageMedical examiner Sara Linton and her partner Will Trent, an investigator with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, rush into the heart of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to destroy thousands of innocent lives. When assailants abduct Sara, Will goes undercover to save her and prevent a massacre, putting his own life on the line for the woman and the country he loves.

A dangerous man [sound recording (CD)] / Robert Crais.

  • 10 September 2019
cover imageAt the bank, Joe Pike witnesses teller Isabel Roland being abducted by two men. Joe chases them down, and the men are arrested, but the arrests are only the beginning of the trouble for Joe and Izzy. After posting bail, the two abductors are murdered and Izzy disappears. Pike calls on his friend, Elvis Cole, to help learn the truth. What Elvis uncovers is a twisted family story that involves corporate whistleblowing, huge amounts of cash, the Witness Relocation Program, and a long line of lies

Chances are... [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Richard Russo.

  • 10 September 2019
cover imageOne beautiful September day, three sixty-six-year-old men convene on Marthas Vineyard, friends ever since meeting in college, and must puzzle out a lingering mystery from the summer of 1971.

Backlash [sound recording (CD)] / Brad Thor.

  • 10 September 2019
cover imageIn ancient texts, there are stories about men who struck from the shadows, seemingly beyond the reach of death itself. These men were considered part angel, part demon. Their loyalty was to their families, their friends, and their kings. You crossed these men at your peril. And once crossed, there was no crossing back. They were fearless; men of honor who have been known throughout history by different names: Spartan, Viking, Samurai. Today, men like these still strike from the shadows. They are highly prized intelligence agents, military operatives, and assassins. Now, far from home and surrounded by his enemy, Scot Harvath must battle his way out. With no support, no cavalry coming, and no one even aware of where he is, it will take everything he has ever learned to survive. But survival isn't enough. Harvath wants revenge. --From container.

Tidelands [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Philippa Gregory.

  • 10 September 2019
cover imageDuring England's seventeenth-century civil war, Alinor, an herbalist seeking to escape an abusive relationship, helps a young man on the run and unwittingly brings disaster into the heart of her life.

Akin [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Emma Donoghue.

  • 10 September 2019
cover imageA retired New York professor's life is thrown into chaos when he takes his great-nephew to Nice, where he plans to look into his own mother's wartime activities after uncovering a handful of puzzling photographs from her wartime years.

The Bitterroots [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / C.J. Box.

  • 9 September 2019
cover imagePrivate investigator Cassie Dewell agrees to take a case involving the assault of a young woman, but as she tries to uncover the truth, Cassie finds herself fighting an influential family as well as ghosts from her own past.

The right sort of man [sound recording (CD)] / Allison Montclair.

  • 9 September 2019
cover imageIn a London slowly recovering from World War II, two very different women join forces to launch a business venture in the heart of Mayfair--The Right Sort Marriage Bureau. But the promising start to their business is threatened when their newest client, Tillie La Salle, is found murdered and the man arrested for the crime is the prospective husband they matched her with.

Frederick Douglass [sound recording (CD)] : prophet of freedom / David W. Blight.

  • 9 September 2019
cover imageDavid Blight has drawn on new information held in a private collection that few other historian have consulted, as well as recently discovered issues of Douglass's newspapers. Blight tells the fascinating story of Douglass's two marriages and his complex extended family. Douglass was not only an astonishing man of words, but a thinker steeped in Biblical story and theology.

The Nickel boys [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Colson Whitehead.

  • 8 September 2019
cover image"As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is "as good as anyone"... Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South in the early 1960s, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy the future. Elwood is sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called The Nickel Academy... [It] is a grotesque chamber of horrors, where the sadistic staff beats and sexually abuses the students, and any boy who resists is likely to disappear "out back." Stunned to find himself in such a vicious environment, Elwood tries to hold on to Dr. King's ringing assertion "Throw us in jail and we will still love you." His friend Turner thinks Elwood is worse than naive, that the world is crooked and the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble. The tension between Elwood's ideals and Turner's skepticism leads to a decision with repercussions that will echo down the decades." --Fom container.

Rescuing ladybugs [sound recording (CD)] : inspirational encounters with animals that changed the world / Jennifer Skiff.

  • 8 September 2019
cover imageCountless times throughout our lives, we're presented with a choice to help another soul. Rescuing Ladybugs highlights the true stories of remarkable people who didn't look away from seemingly impossible-to-change situations and instead worked to save animals. Prepare to be transported to Borneo to release orangutans, Brazil to protect jaguars, Africa to connect with chimpanzees and elephants, the Maldives to free mantas, and Indonesia, the only place where dragons still exist in the wild.

Rediscovering travel [sound recording (CD)] : a guide for the globally curious / Seth Kugel.

  • 8 September 2019
cover imageFrugal Traveler Seth Kugel takes the modern travel industry to task, determined to reignite humanity's age-old sense of adventure that has virtually been vanquished by the spontaneity-obliterating likes of Google Maps, TripAdvisor, and Starwood points. Woven throughout with vivid tales of his perfectly imperfect adventures, Kugel explains how to make the most of new digital technologies without being shackled to them

Siege [sound recording (CD)] : Trump under fire / Michael Wolff.

  • 7 September 2019
cover image"Just one year into Donald Trump's term as president, Michael Wolff told the electrifying story of a White House consumed by controversy, chaos, and intense rivalries. Fire and fury ... defined the first phase of the Trump administration : now, in Siege, Wolff has written an equally essential and explosive book about a presidency that is under fire from almost every side. At the outset of Trump's second year as president, his situation is profoundly different. No longer tempered by experienced advisers, he is more impulsive and volatile than ever. But the wheels of justice are inexorably turning : Robert Mueller's 'witch hunt' haunts Trump every day, and other federal prosecutors are taking a deep dive into his personal affairs ... Week by week, as Trump becomes increasingly erratic, the question that lies at the heart of his tenure becomes ever more urgent : Will this most abnormal of presidencies at last reach the breaking point and implode? ...Siege provides an alarming and indelible portrait of a president like no other. Surrounded by enemies and blind to his peril, Trump is a raging, self-destructive inferno - and the most divisive leader in American history." -- From the container.

Summer of '69 [sound recording (CD)] / Elin Hilderbrand.

  • 7 September 2019
cover imageFour siblings experience the drama, intrigue, and upheaval of a summer when everything changed , in New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand's first historical novel. Welcome to the most tumultuous summer of the twentieth century. It's 1969, and for the Levin family, the times they are a-changing. Every year the children have looked forward to spending the summer at their grandmother's historic home in downtown Nantucket. But like so much else in America, nothing is the same: Blair, the oldest sister, is marooned in Boston, pregnant with twins and unable to travel. Middle sister Kirby, caught up in the thrilling vortex of civil rights protests and determined to be independent, takes a summer job on Martha's Vineyard. Only-son Tiger is an infantry soldier, recently deployed to Vietnam. Thirteen-year-old Jessie suddenly feels like an only child, marooned in the house with her out-of-touch grandmother and her worried mother, each of them hiding a troubling secret. As the summer heats up, Ted Kennedy sinks a car in Chappaquiddick, man flies to the moon, and Jessie and her family experience their own dramatic upheavals along with the rest of the country. In her first historical novel, rich with the details of an era that shaped both a nation and an island thirty miles out to sea, Elin Hilderbrand once again earns her title as queen of the summer novel.

Big sky [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Kate Atkinson.

  • 7 September 2019
cover imageJackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside town, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son and an aging Labrador, both at the discretion of his ex-wife Julia. It's a picturesque village filled with vacationers and well-off locals, but there's something darker lurking behind the scenes. Jackson's current job, gathering proof of an unfaithful husband for his suspicious wife, would seem unrelated, but a chance encounter with a desperate man on a crumbling cliff leads him into a sinister network, and back across the path of his old friend Reggie.

Siege of stone [sound recording (CD)] / Terry Goodkind.

  • 6 September 2019
cover imageThe Sorceress Nicci, the Wizard Nathan Rahl, and the young swordsman Bannon remain in the legendary city of Ildakar after a great internal revolt has freed the slaves and brought down the powerful wizards council. But as he fled the city, capricious Wizard Commander Maxim dissolved the petrification spell that had turned to stone the invading army of General Utros fifteen centuries earlier. Now, hundreds of thousands of half-stone soldiers from the ancient past have awakened, led by one of the greatest enemy commanders in history.

Wild Bill [sound recording (CD)] : the true story of the American frontier's first gunfighter / Tom Clavin.

  • 6 September 2019
cover imageIn July 1865, "Wild Bill" Hickok shot and killed Davis Tutt in Springfield, MO-- the first quick-draw duel on the frontier. Thus began the reputation that made him a marked man to every gunslinger in the Wild West. James Butler Hickock was known across the frontier as a soldier, Union spy, scout, lawman, gunfighter, gambler, showman, and actor. Wild Bill became a legend, crossing paths with General Custer and Buffalo Bill Cody, as well as Ben Thompson and other young toughs gunning for the sheriff with the quickest draw west of the Mississippi.

The last whalers [sound recording (CD)] : three years in the far Pacific with a courageous tribe and a vanishing way of life / Doug Bock Clark.

  • 6 September 2019
cover imageJournalist Doug Bock Clark tells the stunning inside story of the Lamalerans, an ancient tribe of 1,500 hunter-gatherers who live on a volcanic island so remote it is known by other Indonesians as "The Land Left Behind." They have survived for centuries by taking whales with bamboo harpoons, but now are being pushed toward collapse by the encroachment of the modern world.

Labyrinth [sound recording (CD)] / Catherine Coulter.

  • 5 September 2019
cover imageOn a dark night, Agent Sherlock is driving along circuitous mountain roads in West Virginia when her car is suddenly T-boned at an intersection. As her car spins out of control, a man's body slams against her windshield. When she finally comes to, Sherlock has no memory of the accident, nor of the moments that led right up to it. But what she does know is that the man she hit is a local CIA analyst, and now he's missing.

Mrs. Everything [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Jennifer Weiner.

  • 5 September 2019
cover imageTwo sisters struggle to find their place, be true to themselves and adapt to rapid changes happening throughout the latter half of 20th-century America.

The enchanted hour [sound recording (CD)] : the miraculous power of reading aloud in the age of distraction / Meghan Cox Gurdon.

  • 5 September 2019
cover imageWhen one person reads aloud to another, a miraculous alchemy occurs. Meghan Cox Gurdon argues that this ancient practice is the antidote to the fractured attention spans, atomized families, and unfulfilling ephemera of the tech era, helping to replenish what our devices are leaching away.

Queen bee [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Dorothea Benton Frank.

  • 4 September 2019
cover image"Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank's Carolina Lowcountry in this evocative tale that returns at long last to her beloved Sullivan's Island. Beekeeper Holly McNee Kensen quietly lives in a world of her own on Sullivan's Island, tending her hives and working at the local island library. Holly calls her mother The Queen Bee because she's a demanding hulk of a woman. Her mother, a devoted hypochondriac, might be unaware that she's quite ill but that doesn't stop her from tormenting Holly. To escape the drama, Holly's sister Leslie married and moved away, wanting little to do with island life. Holly's escape is to submerge herself in the lives of the two young boys next door and their widowed father, Archie. Her world is upended when the more flamboyant Leslie returns and both sisters, polar opposites, fixate on what's happening in their neighbor's home. Is Archie really in love with that awful ice queen of a woman? If Archie marries her, what will become of his little boys? Restless Leslie is desperate for validation after her imploded marriage, squandering her favors on any and all takers. Their mother ups her game in an uproarious and theatrical downward spiral. Scandalized Holly is talking to her honey bees a mile a minute, as though they'll give her a solution to all the chaos. Maybe they will. Queen Bee is a classic Lowcountry Tale--warm, wise and hilarious, it roars with humanity and a dropperful of whodunit added for good measure by an unseen hand. In her twentieth novel, Dorothea Benton Frank brings us back to her beloved island with an unforgettable story where the Lowcountry magic of the natural world collides with the beat of the human heart." -- Provided by publisher.

Sea stories [sound recording (CD)] : my life in special operations / William H. McRaven (U.S. Navy retired).

  • 4 September 2019
cover imageAdmiral William H. McRaven is a part of American military history, having been involved in some of the most famous missions in recent memory, including the capture of Saddam Hussein, the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips, and the raid to kill Osama bin Laden. His story begins in 1963 at a French Officer's Club in France, where Allied officers and their wives gathered to have drinks and tell stories about their adventures during World War II, the place where a young Bill McRaven learned the value of a good story. The audiobook is an unforgettable look back on one man's incredible life, from childhood days sneaking into high-security nuclear sites to a day job of hunting terrorists and rescuing hostages.

Hollow kingdom [sound recording (CD)] / Kira Jane Buxton.

  • 4 September 2019
cover imageS.T., a domesticated crow, loves insulting wild crows and eating junk food. But in this post-apocalyptic world, can one foul-mouthed, cowardly bird prevent the extinction of humankind?

Fall; or, Dodge in hell [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Neal Stephenson.

  • 3 September 2019
cover image"In his youth, Richard 'Dodge' Forthrast founded Corporation 9592, a gaming company that made him a multibillionaire. Now in his middle years, Dodge appreciates his comfortable, unencumbered life, managing his myriad business interests, and spending time with his beloved niece Zula and her young daughter, Sophia. One beautiful autumn day, while he undergoes a routine medical procedure, something goes irrevocably wrong. Dodge is pronounced brain dead and put on life support, leaving his stunned family and close friends with difficult decisions. Long ago, when a much younger Dodge drew up his will, he directed that his body be given to a cryonics company now owned by enigmatic tech entrepreneur Elmo Shepherd. Legally bound to follow the directive despite their misgivings, Dodge's family has his brain scanned and its data structures uploaded and stored in the cloud, until it can eventually be revived. In the coming years, technology allows Dodge's brain to be turned back on. It is an achievement that is nothing less than the disruption of death itself. An eternal afterlife--the Bitworld--is created, in which humans continue to exist as digital souls. But this brave new immortal world is not the Utopia it might first seem..."-- From container.

Theodore Boone [sound recording (CD)] : the accomplice / John Grisham.

  • 3 September 2019
cover imageWhen his friend Woody Lambert is arrested for a crime he didn't commit, Theo will do everything in his power to help his friend and save Woody from an unforgiving system where justice is not equal for all. --Provided by publisher.

The gone dead [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Chanelle Benz.

  • 2 September 2019
cover imageThirty years after the accident that killed her father, Billie James returns to the Mississippi Delta shack that was their home. But a forgotten piece of her past could put her in danger.

Understanding the mysteries of human behavior [sound recording (CD)] / Mark Leary.

  • 2 September 2019
cover image"This set of 24 lectures examines some particularly puzzling aspects of human nature--features of people's thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that have intrigued scientists and laypeople alike. Relying on the latest theories and research from psychology, neuroscience, and other behavioral sciences, each lecture in this course addresses a provocative question about human behavior."--P. 1, course guidebook.

Willing to die [sound recording (CD)] / Lisa Jackson.

  • 1 September 2019
cover imageDetectives Regan Pescoli and Selena Alvarez investigate the murders of Doctor Paul Latham and his wife, Brindel, found dead in separate beds in their beautiful San Francisco home.

The new girl [sound recording (CD)] / Daniel Silva.

  • 1 September 2019
cover imageAt an exclusive private school in Switzerland, mystery surrounds the identity of the beautiful girl who arrives each morning and leaves each afternoon in a heavily protected motorcade fit for a head of state. She is said to be the daughter of a wealthy international businessman. She is not. And when she is brutally kidnapped across the border in the Haute-Savoie region of France, Gabriel Allon, the legendary chief of Israeli intelligence, is thrust into a deadly secret war with an old enemy that will determine the future of the Middle East and perhaps the world.

Influence [sound recording (CD)] : mastering life's most powerful skill / Kenneth G. Brown.

  • 31 August 2019
cover imageInfluence and persuasion aren't just abstract concepts of interest exclusive to psychologists and sociologists. Rather, they're a fundamental part of your everyday life. Whether you realize it or not, you're constantly surrounded by people and groups trying to influence the way you think, act, and feel. Now, in Influence: Mastering Life's Most Powerful Skill, discover everything you need to tap into the hidden powers of influence and persuasion--and use them to enhance your personal and professional life in ways you never thought possible. Delivered by award-winning Professor Kenneth G. Brown of The University of Iowa, an expert in management and a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, these 12 lectures will teach you in clear and accessible language how and why influence works. Packed with eye-opening scientific and sociological experiments, case studies from fields including business and politics, practical exercises to test your skills, and more, this course will show you how to harness the power of influence at home, at work, at the store, in your social life, and anywhere else you may need it.

The inn [sound recording (CD)] / James Patterson and Candice Fox.

  • 31 August 2019
cover imageWhen his seaside town is targeted by vicious criminals, former Boston police detective Bill Robinson, a novice owner and innkeeper, teams up with the local sheriff and two fearless inn residents to fight back.

Ask again, yes [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Mary Beth Keane.

  • 31 August 2019
cover imageFrancis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope are two NYPD rookies assigned to the same Bronx precinct in 1973. They aren't close friends on the job, but end up living next door to each other outside the city. What goes on behind closed doors in both houses, the loneliness of Francis's wife, Lena, and the instability of Brian's wife, Anne, sets the stage for the stunning events to come. Friendship and love blossoms between Francis's youngest daughter, Kate, and Brian's son, Peter, who are born six months apart. In the spring of Kate and Peter's eighth grade year a violent event divides the neighbors, the Stanhopes are forced to move away, and the children are forbidden to have any further contact. But Kate and Peter find a way back to each other, and their relationship is tested by the echoes from their past.

Paranoid [sound recording (CD)] / Lisa Jackson.

  • 31 August 2019
cover imageStruggling with traumatic memories of the shooting accident that ended her half-brother's life twenty years earlier, Rachael prepares for her high school reunion and begins to doubt her sanity when things in her home start moving by themselves.

Conviction [sound recording (CD)] / Denise Mina.

  • 31 August 2019
cover imageWealthy housewife Anna McLean successfully conceals her dark past, until a true-crime podcast and a photo posted on social media send her running across Europe.

Practicing mindfulness [sound recording (CD)] : an introduction to meditation / [with] Mark W. Muesse.

  • 31 August 2019
cover image"In 24 detailed lectures, using numerous guided exercises, Professor Muesse teaches you the principles and techniques of sitting meditation, the related practice of walking meditation, and the highly beneficial use of meditative awareness in many important activities, including eating and driving. As a major strength of the course, you learn in depth how to use the skills of meditation in working with thoughts and emotional states, in deepening sensory awareness of the body, and in becoming deeply attentive to the operation of your mind. Emphasizing clarity and practical understanding, this course will leave you with a solid basis for your own meditation practice and for bringing meditation's remarkable and empowering benefits to every area of your life."--Publisher's website.

The emotion code [sound recording (CD)] : how to release your trapped emotions for abundant health, love, and happiness / Dr. Bradley Nelson ; foreword by Tony Robbins.

  • 30 August 2019
cover imageIn this newly revised and expanded edition of The Emotion Code, renowned holistic physician and lecturer Dr. Bradley Nelson skillfully lays bare the inner workings of the subconscious mind. He reveals how emotionally-charged events from your past can still be haunting you in the form of "trapped emotions"--emotional energies that literally inhabit your body. These trapped emotions can fester in your life and body, creating pain, malfunction, and eventual disease. Filled with real-world examples from many years of clinical practice, this is a distinct and authoritative work that has become a classic on self-healing.

Daughter of a daughter of a queen [sound recording (CD)] : a novel / Sarah Bird.

  • 30 August 2019
cover imageCathy Williams was a slave, until the Union army arrived. Separated from her family, Williams decides to fight for her freedom and survival, disguised as a man, with the Buffalo Soldiers.

The boy at the keyhole [sound recording (CD) / Stephen Giles.

  • 30 August 2019
cover imageWhen nine-year-old Samuel's mother is abruptly called away to America without saying goodbye, Samuel begins to suspect that perhaps she did not leave but was murdered, by none other than the housekeeper who cares for him in the family's isolated country estate.
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