THE USES OF PHILOSOPHY IN EVERYDAY LIFE

Does philosophy only belong in the halls of academia? Nope. It belongs in the lives of everyone. It helps us solve our problems -mundane or abstract, and it helps us make better decisions by developing our critical thinking (very important in the age of disinformation). But it’s boring, you say. It’s hard to understand, you say. As it turns out, philosophy does not have to be a big snooze-fest. It can actually be stimulating and fun. Check out one of these five titles where authors make Philosophy 101 approachable, interesting, and most importantly, relevant to your life.

BREAKFAST WITH SOCRATES: AN EXTRAORDINARY (PHILOSOPHICAL) JOURNEY THROUGH YOUR ORDINARY DAY by ROBERT ROWLAND SMITH        DB 71181

Former Oxford Fellow posits that the questions raised by renowned philosophers relate directly to daily life. It illustrates by linking influential ideas to mundane activities, such as waking up with Descartes and going to the gym with Heidegger. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2009.

WHAT WOULD ARISTOTLE DO? SELF-CONTROL THROUGH THE POWER OF REASON by ELLIOT D COHEN        DB 58882

Philosophical counselor’s commonsense approach to overcoming self-destructive thoughts, emotions, and actions by harnessing innate powers of reason and critical thinking. Uses real-life scenarios to demonstrate how Aristotelian logic can be used to combat everyday maladies like guilt, loneliness, grief, anger, social anxiety, and depression. 2003

CONSOLATIONS OF PHILOSOPHY by ALAIN DE BOTTON         DB 51489

University of London philosopher finds practical advice on coping with life’s challenges in the writings of some of the world’s renowned thinkers. Each of the six sections poses a problem and suggests a source of inspiration. For example, Socrates offers consolation for unpopularity, and Epicurus, for poverty. 2000

HEART OF PHILOSOPHY by JACOB NEEDLEMAN            DB 19136

A philosophy professor offers a compelling and thought-provoking study in which he attempts to reconcile philosophical concepts with day-to-day life. Needleman draws upon childhood memories, teaching episodes, and recollections of friends’ deaths to illustrate the relevance of philosophy.

EXAMINED LIFE: PHILOSOPHICAL MEDITATIONS by ROBERT NOZICK     DB 30651

A philosophy professor at Harvard University shares his views on the search for understanding and illumination.  He discusses the topics of happiness, dying, immortality, creativity, faith, sexuality, good and evil, wisdom, and the gulf between the ideal and the real. Bestseller. 1989

How to Listen to the Upcoming Eclipse

Visit the web site http://eclipsesoundscapes.org/ to learn how people who are blind or visually impaired can experience the upcoming solar eclipse.

Eclipse Soundscapes has an iOS and will soon have an Android app that will allow people with vision impairments to hear about the eclipse as it happens on Monday, August 21st. For those individuals without access to a smart phone, the web site will have mp3 and mp4 audio files available for download or streaming.

After the eclipse, the site will feature a database of the recordings.

Perkins Store and Other Adaptive Technology Sources

The Perkins online store (www.perkinsproducts.org/store/en/) is now only selling braillers and related equipment, although the organization will continue to offer blank NLS digital cartridges when the new shipment arrives in July.

Here are a few other distributors for assistive technology such as video magnifiers, digital book players, and Braille notetakers:
Independent Living Aids: www.independentliving.com
LS&S: www.lssproducts.com
Maxi-Aids: www.maxiaids.com
Enablemart: www.enablemart.com/
IRTI (Innovative Rehabilitation Technology): www.irti.net/

 

Bill Gates’ 2017 Summer Reading List

Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, has just announced his summer reading list for 2017. The Texas Talking Book Program has 80% of them in our collection. This year many of his selections are memoirs. Mr. Gates states that he chose books that took him outside of his own personal experiences in order to view the world from different perspectives. He hopes that these book selections will help readers to think about what it really means to connect with other people and find purpose in their lives.

For more information directly from Bill Gates himself: https://www.gatesnotes.com/About-Bill-Gates/Summer-Books-2017

The books in TBP’s collection:

Title: FULL LIFE: REFLECTIONS AT NINETY
Author: CARTER, JIMMY

Nobel Peace Prize winner and thirty-ninth President of the United States Jimmy Carter reflects on his life, both private and public. He discusses his youth in rural Georgia, his family, his military service, his decision to enter politics, and more. Carter reveals what he is proud of as well as his regrets. Bestseller. 2015
DB 83306; LB 08215

Title: BORN A CRIME: STORIES FROM A SOUTH AFRICAN CHILDHOOD
Author: NOAH, TREVOR

The host of TV’s The Daily Show shares his coming-of-age story as the child of a white father and black mother in South Africa. Their very union was considered a crime, and when the author was born during
apartheid, his biracial status made him an outcast. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.
DB 86608

Title: HILLBILLY ELEGY: A MEMOIR OF A FAMILY AND CULTURE IN CRISIS
Author: VANCE, J. D

Memoir of growing up in the Ohio Rust Belt in a family culture rooted in Scots-Irish Appalachia. Explores political themes affecting these community cultures through the lens of personal and familial experiences. Discusses what it took to go from nearly failing high school to graduating from Yale Law School. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2016.
DB 85796; LB 08948

Title: HOMO DEUS: A BRIEF HISTORY OF TOMORROW
Author: HARARI, YUVAL N

Author of Sapiens (DB 81335) examines the grand projects, dreams, and nightmares facing the human race at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Discusses changing economies, the role of faith systems, and humanity’s interconnectedness with the world around itself. Translated from the original 2015 Hebrew edition. Bestseller. 2017.
DB 87653 (In Process)

Exciting New Assistive Technology Alternatives

Exciting developments in the field of Assistive Technology include lower cost or free alternatives, and the ability to use mainstream products in place of expensive devices designed specifically for people with disabilities.

Here are two examples of free or lower cost alternatives to expensive assistive technology products:

1) Microsoft has developed the Office Lens Reader, a free app that can be used in place of the KNFB Reader. The Office Lens Reader is an app that uses your mobile phone’s camera to scan printed material and then read it aloud. For now, the Office Lens Reader is only available on IOS devices. For more information about the Office Lens Reader, click on this link: http://www.rsbc.org.uk/blogs/microsoft-office-lens-review-an-accessible-way-to-read-printed-documents/

2) Braille printers can be very expensive. Samsung has developed a Touchable Ink cartridge that will allow any commercial laser printer to create Braille. Although the Touchable Ink cartridge costs more than regular ink cartridges, most laser printers cost considerably less than a Braille printer: thousands of dollars for a Braille printer versus around one hundred dollars for a laser printer. For more information about the Touchable Ink cartridge, click here: https://www.geek.com/tech/samsungs-touchable-ink-prints-braille-using-any-laser-printer-1673209/

AI Squared ends sales of Window Eyes

The popular screen reader Window Eyes will no longer be sold in the United States and Canada, effective immediately. AI Squared will be offering JAWS 18 as a replacement for Window Eyes.

For more information about the migration process from Window Eyes to JAWS, please click here: www.gwmicro.com/window-eyes/migrate/

Note, the free Window-Eyes Offer for Users of Microsoft Office version is not part of the conversion program.

Presentation about Non 24 in Dallas

Non 24 is a sleep disorder that affects some people who are totally blind. The condition can make you feel sleepy during the day and can make it difficult for you to sleep through the night. The AFB Center on Vision Loss is offering a 45 minute presentation about Non 24. The seminar is free, and lunch is included. Attendees will also have the option for a private consultation.

Here are the details:
What: Non 24 presentation
When: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: American Foundation for the Blind Center on Vision Loss, 11030 Ables Lane, Dallas
RSVP to: Neva Fairchild: e-mail neva@afb.net or call 214-438-5316
Cost: free

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Mentor Program

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation offers a Peer & Family Support Program for individuals who have paralysis and their families or caregivers. The foundation matches persons who have been newly paralyzed, or are having difficulty copying with their condition, with individuals who can act as peer mentors.

The organization strives to match people who live close to each other and are similar in traits such as age, gender, ethnicity, cause of paralysis, and level of injury. If no one can be found that lives nearby, the mentor may communicate with an individual by phone, e-mail, or Skype.

To get started, contact the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation at 800-539-7309, or use the form available at: https://www.christopherreeve.org/get-support/get-a-peer-mentor

AGE of Central Texas Services

AGE, which stands for Austin Groups for the Elderly, provides a variety of free and fee-based services for elderly individuals and their families / caregivers in Central Texas.

Fee-based service:
AGE operates two adult day care centers, one in Austin and one in Round Rock

Free services:
Health Equipment Lending Program
AGE library / online resources
Quarterly ENGAGE newsletter
Personal consultations
Computer classes for seniors
Monthly caregiver support groups in Austin and Round Rock
Annual caregiver conferences in Austin and Round Rock
Caregiver U classes, for caregivers and seniors, in Bastrop, Hays, Travis, and Williamson counties
Caregiver seminars and workshops, which are usually held four or five times per year

For more information on this beneficial resource, please contact AGE:
512-451-4611
info@ageofcentraltx.org
www.ageofcentraltx.org

New Large Print: January – March 2017

Below are the newest additions to our large print collection.  These are all titles we received January through March of 2017. Skip to Adult Fiction, Adult Non-fiction, or Children and Young Adult Titles.

ADULT FICTION:
ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE
Author:   DOERR, ANTHONY, 1973-
LB  08913

When Paris is invaded by the Nazis, Marie-Laure LeBlanc’s father
evacuates her to St. Malo to stay with her great-uncle. Blind since
the age of six, Marie-Laure must learn the town by the scale model her
father has left. Then, the Germans arrive. Violence and descriptions
of sex. Bestseller. 2014.
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AMISH BRIDE OF ICE MOUNTAIN
Author:   LONG, KELLY
Series: ICE MOUNTAIN    1
LB  08849

Like most Mountain Amish girls, Mary King has always dreamed of her
wedding day. But she never imagined that a sudden, irresistible kiss
would result in marriage to the handsome Englischer professor
studying her unique community. Or that doing the truly honorable
thing means keeping their relationship chaste so both she and Dr.
Jude Lyons can someday go their separate ways. But when Mary
accompanies her husband-in-name-only to Atlanta to meet his wealthy,
overbearing family, she’s tempted more than ever by Jude’s kindness,
humor, and vulnerability. And when a wrenching misunderstanding causes
her to return heartbroken to her remote Appalachian home, she’s
certain she’s lost the real love they have found, and the shared
future she’s come to want so much. But a crisis of faith will work
surprising miracles, and show Mary that love is strong enough to
make the impossible come true. Unrated. 2016.
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AMISH HARVEST: FOUR NOVELLAS
Author:   WISEMAN, BETH, 1962-
LB  08864

Under the Harvest Moon by Beth Wiseman: Suddenly widowed, Naomi
never expects to love again – until she meets Brock. Amy Clipston’s
Love and Buggy Rides: An accident brings Janie and Jonathan together,
and a friendship blossoms. But, why not something deeper? Kathleen
Fuller’s A Quiet Love: Shy, bookish Dinah and Amos, a simple farmer,
navigate a budding romance. Mischief in the Autumn Air by Vannetta
Chapman: When items sell above market value, auctioneer Eli is
thrilled, then puzzled. Can he and his new bookkeeper solve the
mystery? Unrated. 2016.
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BLOODY POINT
Author:   WHITE, LINDA J., 1949-
LB  08606

“Grieving FBI Special Agent Cassidy McKenna leaves the Bureau and
retreats to a sailboat on the Chesapeake Bay. When her former partner,
Jake, is assaulted and her marina is torched, Cass decides to find
the perpetrator before she, herself, becomes a victim.” Unrated.
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BOOK OF UNKNOWN AMERICANS
Author:   HENRIQUEZ, CRISTINA, 1977-
LB  08908

Maribel Rivera’s Mexican family moves to Delaware so brain-damaged
Maribel can attend a special school. As they adjust to their new
neighborhood, the son of one of the nearby Panamanian families, Mayor
Toro, becomes enamored of Maribel–but both families oppose the
relationship. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.
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CHRISTMAS AT THE HUMMINGBIRD HOUSE
Author:   BALL, DONNA
LB  08848

Paul and Derrick have hit their stride with the Hummingbird House
Bed and Breakfast, a destination of distinction in the heart of
the Shenandoah Valley. Guests are coming from all over the country
to enjoy their Christmas weekend extravaganza, featuring sleigh rides,
champagne summers, holiday concerts and spa treatments. Of course
there are a few glitches: twenty Christmas trees to be decorated in
less than a week, an absentee massage therapist, and perhaps most
distressing of all, the unexpected presence of three school-age
children in the Hummingbird House, courtesy of the saucy young
housekeeper Purline. 2016.
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DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE SILVER DOLLAR BUSH
Author:   ALBERT, SUSAN WITTIG
Series: DARLING DAHLIAS MYSTERIES    5
LB  08794

It’s the spring of 1933 and times are tough all over. Banks are
closing all over the country, and the small town of Darling, Alabama,
is no exception. Desperate to avoid disaster, several town leaders
hatch a plan to print Darling Dollars on the newspaper printing press
to serve as temporary currency so the town can function. But when
the first printing of the scrip disappears, the Darling Dahlias set
out to discover who made an unauthorized withdrawal. Some strong
language. 2014.
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INVISIBLE LIBRARY
Author:   COGMAN, GENEVIEVE
Series: INVISIBLE LIBRARY    1
LB  08863

Irene works as an agent for the Invisible Library, tracking down rare
manuscripts from alternate realities. She and her assistant travel to
a version of Victorian London only to find that the book they seek
has already been stolen. Some violence. 2016.
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LAST SONG
Author:   SPARKS, NICHOLAS
LB  08917

Defiant, troubled seventeen-year-old Ronnie is not happy to leave New
York for a summer in North Carolina with the musician father she
hasn’t spoken to in three years. But an unexpected romance and a
bittersweet reconnection with her father changes her attitude.
Bestseller. 2009.
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MIST OF MIDNIGHT
Author:   BYRD, SANDRA
Series: DAUGHTERS OF HAMPSHIRE    1
LB  08604

Rebecca Ravenshaw, daughter of missionaries, spent most of her life
in India. Following the death of her family in the Indian Mutiny,
Rebecca returns to claim her family estate in Hampshire, England. Upon
her return, people are surprised to see her– less than a year
earlier, an imposter had arrived with an Indian servant and assumed
Rebecca’s name, home and incomes– and died within months of her
arrival. Everything reverted to a distant relative, Captain Luke
Whitfield. If Luke is simply after the property, will she suffer a
similar fate as the first “Rebecca”? Unrated. 2015.
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MY SISTER’S GRAVE
Author:   DUGONI, ROBERT
Series: TRACY CROSSWHITE    1
LB  08603

Seattle police officer Tracy Crosswhite lost her sister Sarah over
twenty years ago. Although Sarah’s body was never found, there was
still enough evidence to convict the man thought responsible. Now
Sarah’s remains are discovered, and Tracy believes that the murderer
is still loose. Violence and strong language. 2014.
==========

PLAIN DEAD
Author:   MILLER, EMMA
Series: AMISH MYSTERY    3
LB  08850

Although she left her Old Order Amish ways in her youth, Rachel
discovered corporate life in the English world to be complicated
and unfulfilling. Having returned to Stone Mill, she’s happy to be
running her own B & B. But she’s also learning, in more ways than one,
that the past is not always so easily left behind. After local
newspaperman Bill Billingsly is found gagged and tied to his front
porch, left to freeze overnight in a snowstorm, Detective Evan Parks,
Rachel’s beau, uncovers a file of scandalous information Billingsley
intended to publish, including a record of Rachel pleading no contest
to charges of corporate misconduct. Though Evan is certain of her
innocence, it’s up to Rachel to find the real killer. A closer
examination of the victim’s unpublished report leads Rachel to
believe the Amish community is far from sinless. But if she’s not
careful her obituary might be the next to appear in print. Some
violence. 2016.
==========

REUNION PASS
Author:   MARCH, EMILY
Series: ETERNITY SPRINGS   11
LB  08641

Six years ago, Chase Timberlake bought an engagement ring for his
high school sweetheart Lori Reese. Then … life happened. Chase’s
adventure photography career took off, Lori’s dream of getting into
veterinary school came true, and their happily ever after never came
to pass. When Chase’s jet-setting life takes a tragic turn, he
returns to Eternity Springs a damaged man. 2016. Unrated.
==========

BEFORE THE FALL
Author:   HAWLEY, NOAH
LB  08949

On a foggy summer night, eleven people–ten privileged, one a
down-on-his-luck painter–depart Martha’s Vineyard on a private jet
for New York. The plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are
the painter and a four-year-old boy, who is now the remaining member
of an immensely wealthy media mogul’s family. Unrated. Commercial
audiobook. 2016.
==========

BRIDE OF A DISTANT ISLE
Author:   BYRD, SANDRA
Series: DAUGHTERS OF HAMPSHIRE    2
LB  08605

Set in Victorian England, the story of Annabel Ashton, who fights to
save her family home and her mother’s honor while trying to figure out
if the man she loves wants her or just wants to use her to achieve
his own ambitions. 2016.
==========

DECK THE HALLWAYS
Author:   CARLISLE, KATE
Series: FIXER UPPER MYSTERY
LB  08832

Even at Christmastime, contractor Shannon Hammer is more spackle
than sparkle, which is why she leaps at the chance to transform a
grand old Victorian mansion into ten charming apartments for
homeless families. All of Lighthouse Cove turns out to help –
including her best friends, a troupe of far-from-angelic Santa
Clauses, and her father, Jack. But their merriment is soon dashed
by a heated scuffle between Jack and the miserly bank president
who is backing the project. Then the man is murdered, and all eyes
are on Jack. Some violence. 2016.
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GOSSIP
Author:   GUTCHEON, BETH RICHARDSON
LB  08853

Lovie French owns a small, high-end dress shop on Manhattan’s Upper
East Side. Renowned for her taste and discretion, Lovie is the one
to whom women turn when they need “just the thing” for major life
events. Among the people who depend on Lovie’s confidence are her
two best friends since boarding school, Dinah Wainwright and Avis
Metcalf. Unrated. 2016.
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HIDE AWAY
Author:   JOHANSEN, IRIS
Series: EVE DUNCAN   20
LB  08830

After the events in Shadow Play (DB 83415), forensic sculptor Eve
Duncan knows she must flee the country to keep young Cara safe. Eve’s
daughter Jane has them come to a remote part of Scotland where she’s
hunting for a treasure. But their pursuers aren’t far behind. Strong
language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2016.
==========

HOPEFULS: A NOVEL
Author:   CLOSE, JENNIFER
LB  08854

Beth Kelly is not enthusiastic about the move from New York to
Washington, D. C., but wants to support her husband’s aspirations to a
career in politics. The couple become friends with Ash Dillon and her
charismatic husband, Jimmy, whose political star seems to be on the
rise. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2016.
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HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN
Author:   BURKE, JAMES LEE, 1936-
LB  08833

From it’s opening scene in revolutionary Mexico to the Battle of the
Marne in 1918 to the bordellos and saloons of San Antonio during the
reign of the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang, an epic tale of love, loss,
betrayal, vengeance, and retribution is laid out. Unrated. 2016.
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MEANT TO BE: A NOVEL OF HONOR AND DUTY
Author:   JAMES, JESSICA
Series: WAR HEROES    1
LB  08607

From the sundrenched beaches of Ocean City, Maryland to the snowcapped
mountains of Afghanistan, this tale of espionage and intrigue takes
readers on a spellbinding journey into the secret lives of our
nation’s quiet heroes. Two young people thought it was just the
beginning when they had a chance encounter on the beach, but 24 hours
later, Lauren Cantrell and Michael “Rad” Radcliff said goodbye, not
knowing if they would ever see each other again. Yet, fate had another
unexpected meeting in store for them, exposing the covert lives
neither had revealed. This book recounts the dedication of our
military, the honor and sacrifice of our soldiers and a relationship
that is tested and sustained by the powerful forces of love, courage,
and resolve. Unrated. 2016.
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MEMORY OF VIOLETS: A NOVEL OF LONDON’S FLOWER SELLERS
Author:   GAYNOR, HAZEL
LB  08852

1876. Young sisters Flora and Rosie Flynn sell posies in London’s
Covent Garden to survive, but they are later separated. After
thirty-six years pass, Tilly Harper, an assistant housemother at a
home for girls like the Flynns, stumbles across Flora’s diary and
begins a new search for Rosie. 2015.
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MIRACLE ROAD
Author:   MARCH, EMILY
Series: ETERNITY SPRINGS    7
LB  08640

As their lives come together in Eternity Springs, Colorado, ex-college
basketball coach Lucca Romano and schoolteacher Hope Montgomery seek
to find peace from their own personal demons. Unrated. 2013.
==========

PIRATE
Author:   CUSSLER, CLIVE
Series: FARGO ADVENTURES    8
LB  08831

An eight-hundred-year-old treasure, an ancient cypher wheel, a brutal
murder, and a man who will stop at nothing to claim what he considers
rightfully his. Husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi
Fargo’s battle with him will end in either one of the most glorious
finds in history–or violent death. Some violence. Commercial
audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.
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ROBERT B. PARKER’S THE DEVIL WINS
Author:   COLEMAN, REED FARREL, 1956-
Series: JESSE STONE   14
LB  08834

Three bodies are discovered in an abandoned factory building. One–a
man in a blue tarp–is only hours old. Two, however, are the remains
of teenage girls who were friends of Officer Molly Crane and went
missing after a Fourth of July celebration twenty-five years earlier.
Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2015.
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TEARDROP LANE
Author:   MARCH, EMILY
Series: ETERNITY SPRINGS    9
LB  08642

Temperamental glass artist Hunt Cicero, who is caring for his late
sister’s three children, moves to Eternity Springs to start a new life
and falls for the town’s doctor, Rose Anderson, who is unable to have
children of her own. Some descriptions of sex and strong language.
2015.
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THREAD AND GONE
Author:   WAIT, LEA
Series: MAINELY NEEDLEPOINT    3
LB  08851

Angie investigates after a piece of embroidery the Mainely
Needlepointers identified as possibly knitted by Mary, Queen of
Scots, is stolen and the lawyer who was safeguarding the precious
antique is murdered. 2016.
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UNCOMMON APPEAL OF CLOUDS
Author:   MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER, 1948-
Series: ISABEL DALHOUSIE MYSTERY    9
LB  08791

Edinburgh philosopher and amateur sleuth Isabel Dalhousie agrees to
help a collector recover his painting by Poussin, which the thieves
are now ransoming. Meanwhile, Isabel’s young son Charlie exhibits an
astonishing ability for math. 2012.
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WHISTLER: A NOVEL
Author:   GRISHAM, JOHN
LB  08835

A previously disbarred lawyer–now with a new identity–goes after a
Florida judge who was secretly involved with the construction of a
large casino on Native American land. The Coast Mafia financed the
casino and is now helping itself–and the judge–to a sizable skim.
Some strong language. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.
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WRONG SIDE OF GOODBYE
Author:   CONNELLY, MICHAEL, 1956-
Series: HARRY BOSCH   21
LB  08956

After thirty years with the LAPD, Harry Bosch is California’s newest
private investigator. Bosch is soon hired by a reclusive billionaire
to find the long-ago love of his life. Meanwhile–unable to leave cop
work behind completely–Bosch volunteers for a tiny police department
and tracks a serial rapist. Strong language and some violence.
Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.
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BLUE: A NOVEL
Author:   STEEL, DANIELLE
LB  08971

TV news reporter Ginny Carter’s husband and son are killed in a car
accident at Christmastime. Grieving, Ginny becomes a human rights
worker in New York, where she meets a special homeless boy named Blue,
recovering from his own trauma. Some violence and some strong
language. Bestseller. 2016.
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BOSTON GIRL
Author:   DIAMANT, ANITA
LB  08905

When Addie’s granddaughter asks about her life, Addie recounts growing
up in Boston as the daughter of immigrants who did not trust the
opportunities America affords their children. But when Addie joined a
library group, her world opened up. Some violence, some strong
language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2014.
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CAT AND MOUSE: AN ALEX CROSS MYSTERY
Author:   PATTERSON, JAMES, 1947-
Series: ALEX CROSS    4
LB  08842

Washington, D.C., detective Alex Cross is again faced with his
nemesis, psychotic killer Gary Soneji from “Along Came a Spider”
(RC 35894). At the same time, mass murderer Mr. Smith is in Europe
performing live autopsies on his victims. FBI profiler Thomas Pierce
is taken off the European case to assist in apprehending Soneji after
Cross is attacked at home. Violence. Bestseller. 1997.
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CHEMIST
Author:   MEYER, STEPHENIE, 1973-
LB  08955

A former expert for a U. S. government agency so secret it doesn’t
even have a name, she lives on the run after being labeled a
liability. Her former handler offers her a way out if she takes one
last job, but the information she acquires only puts her in greater
danger. Unrated. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2016.
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GHOSTS OF WAR
Author:   TAYLOR, BRAD, 1965-
Series: PIKE LOGAN THRILLER
LB  08793

The Taskforce has stopped countless terrorist threats across the
globe, operating outside of US law to prevent the death of innocents.
But now, along the fault lines of the old Iron Curtain, the danger is
far greater than a single attack. With Russia expanding its influence
from Syria to the Baltic States, the Taskforce is placed on
stand-down because of the actions of one rogue operator. Unrated.
2016.
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IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT
Author:   BLUME, JUDY
LB  08969

Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1987
to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life. Thirty-five
years earlier, when Miri was fifteen and in love for the first time, a
succession of airplanes fell from the sky, leaving the community
reeling. Explicit descriptions of sex, strong language and some
violence. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2015.
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LOVELY BONES
Author:   SEBOLD, ALICE
LB  08922

Susie Salmon, a fourteen-year-old girl murdered by a neighbor,
watches over her family and friends from heaven. While adjusting to a
new habitat, she reaches out to them as she observes their struggle to
survive their grief. Some descriptions of sex, some violence, and some
strong language. Bestseller. 2002.
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MARTIAN
Author:   WEIR, ANDY
LB  08907

Six days after becoming the first man to walk on Mars, astronaut Mark
Watney is caught in a windstorm. Though his support crew thinks he
died, Mark survived and now faces abandonment, failed machinery, and a
hostile environment. Strong language. Bestseller. 2011.
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NIGHTINGALE WAY
Author:   MARCH, EMILY
Series: ETERNITY SPRINGS    5
LB  08638

When a story puts her life in danger, reporter Catherine Blackburn is
unexpectedly reunited her ex-husband, Jack Davenport, who takes her
to his home above Eternity Springs where they get a second chance at
love. Unrated. 2012.
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PREY
Author:   CRICHTON, MICHAEL, 1942-2008
LB  08923

Unemployed computer programmer Jack Forman stays home with the
children while wife, Julia, works at a firm developing “molecular
manufacturing,” or nanotechnology. Hired as a consultant, Jack
discovers that an experiment has gone horribly astray and that escaped
swarms of tiny robots are feeding off flesh. Strong language and some
violence. Bestseller. 2002.
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REFLECTION POINT
Author:   MARCH, EMILY
Series: ETERNITY SPRINGS    6
LB  08639

Savannah Moore arrives in Eternity Springs alone, determined to put
her troubled past behind her. Her handcrafted-soap shop fits right in
with this warm and welcoming community – but the sexy, suspicious
local sheriff promises to upset her hard-won happiness. Zach Turner
knows this woman means trouble. Maybe to his town. Possibly to his
friends. Definitely to his heart. So when Savannah’s dark past
follows her to town, wreaking havoc with both their lives, Zach will
fight for all he’s worth – for a love he can’t afford to lose.
Unrated. 2013.
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STATE OF FEAR
Author:   CRICHTON, MICHAEL, 1942-2008
LB  08920

Philanthropist and environmental sponsor George Morton suspects that
ecoterrorists plan to create natural disasters to promote the theory
of global warming. When Morton dies his assistant Sarah Jones and
attorney Peter Evans help scientist and FBI agent John Kenner stop the
destruction. Strong language and some violence. Bestseller. 2004.
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TWO BY TWO
Author:   SPARKS, NICHOLAS
LB  08942

Russell Green is happily married with a daughter and a job as an
advertising executive that he loves. He is stunned when he loses his
wife and job in rapid succession, leaving him struggling to raise his
daughter alone. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.
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ADULT NON-FICTION:

CLOSER
Author:   RIVERA, MARIANO, 1969-
LB  08910

Memoir by Rivera (born 1969), who joined the New York Yankees in 1995
and served as one of the team’s most successful closing pitchers until
his retirement in 2013. Discusses his years with the team, the rivalry
with the Red Sox, and his Christian faith. Commercial audiobook.
Bestseller. 2014.
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EAT PRAY LOVE MADE ME DO IT: LIFE JOURNEYS INSPIRED BY THE
Author:   GILBERT, ELIZABETH, 1969-
LB  08882

TITLE CONTINUES: “Bestselling Memoir.”
In the ten years since its electrifying debut, Elizabeth Gilbert’s
“Eat Pray Love” has become a worldwide phenomenon, empowering millions
of readers to set out on paths they never thought possible, in
search of their own best selves. Here, in this candid and
captivating collection, nearly fifty of those readers – people as
diverse in their experiences as they are in age and background –
share their stories. The journeys they recount are transformative –
sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, but always deeply
inspiring. Some strong language. 2016.
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GIRL WHO ESCAPED ISIS: THIS IS MY STORY
Author:   KHALAF, FARIDA
LB  08879

In the early summer of 2014, Farida Khalaf was a typical Yazidi
teenager living with her parents and three brothers in her village
in the mountains of Northern Iraq. In one horrific day, she lost
everything: ISIS invaded her village, destroyed her family, and
sold her into sexual slavery.  This is her incredible account of
captivity and describes how she defied the odds and escaped a life
of torture, in order to share her story with the world. Devastating
and inspiring, this is an astonishing, intimate account of courage
and hope in the face of appalling violence. Strong language and
violence. 2016.
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GOLDEN LAD: THE HAUNTING STORY OF QUENTIN AND THEODORE ROOSEVELT
Author:   BURNS, ERIC
LB  08883

An examination of the life of President Theodore Roosevelt’s
youngest son, the frail Quentin, and his relationship with his
father. Particularly discusses how, after Roosevelt’s championing
America’s entry into WWI, Quentin ultimately died in aerial combat.
2016.
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GRAIN BRAIN WHOLE LIFE PLAN: BOOST BRAIN PERFORMANCE, LOSE WEIGHT
Author:   PERLMUTTER, DAVID, 1954-
LB  08865

TITLE CONTINUES: “And Achieve Optimal Health.”
Dr. Perlmutter has created a practical, comprehensive program that
lowers the risk for brain ailments while yielding other benefits,
such as weight loss, relief from chronic conditions, and total body
rejuvenation. Unrated. 2016.
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LIGHT OF THE WORLD: A MEMOIR
Author:   ALEXANDER, ELIZABETH, 1962-
LB  08836

Poet reflects on her life with her husband, his sudden and unexpected
death at the age of fifty, and the ways she coped with the grief of
his loss. Examines what attracted her to him, their life together as
parents, and the type of man he was. Commercial audiobook. 2015.
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PEARL HARBOR: FROM INFAMY TO GREATNESS
Author:   NELSON, CRAIG, 1955-
LB  08868

A gripping and definitive account of the event that changed
twentieth-century America: Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. Backed by
a research team’s five years of work producing nearly a million
pages of documents, as well as the author’s thorough re-examination
of the original evidence assembled by federal investigators, this
page-turning and definitive work provides a thrilling blow-by-blow
account from both the Japanese and American perspectives, and is
historical drama on the grandest scale. Unrated. 2016.
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SALLY RIDE: AMERICA’S FIRST WOMAN IN SPACE
Author:   SHERR, LYNN
LB  08912

Journalist examines the life of Sally Ride (1951-2012), the first
American woman astronaut to go to space. Details Ride’s childhood and
early life in California, her selection as an astronaut, and
post-mission endeavors to encourage girls’ interest in science fields.
Discusses Ride’s private life and relationships. 2014.
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SLEEP REVOLUTION: TRANSFORMING YOUR LIFE ONE NIGHT AT A TIME
Author:   HUFFINGTON, ARIANNA STASSINOPOULOS
LB  08891

Huffington Post cofounder asserts that sleep deprivation has profound
consequences on job performance, relationships, happiness, and every
aspect of health–from weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease to
cancer and Alzheimer’s. Offers recommendations from leading scientists
on how to get better and more restorative sleep. Unrated. Commercial
audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.
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THREE WEEKS WITH MY BROTHER
Author:   SPARKS, NICHOLAS
LB  08921

A memoir chronicling the around-the-world adventure of author
Nicholas Sparks and his brother, Micah, in 2003. Leaving wives and
families at home, the brothers journeyed to Machu Picchu, Peru; India;
and the Australian outback remarking on milestones in their lives,
childhood remembrances, and truths about loss and hope. Bestseller.
2004.
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BEING NIXON: A MAN DIVIDED
Author:   THOMAS, EVAN, 1951-
LB  08718

Drawing on historical accounts, Thomas recounts the life and work of
America’s thirty-seventh president, including his background growing
up in a Quaker household. He discusses Nixon’s successes, his
political achievements, and his darker schemes, which earned him the
notorious nickname “Tricky Dick.” Strong language. Commercial
audiobook. 2015.
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BORN TO RUN
Author:   SPRINGSTEEN, BRUCE
LB  08947

New Jersey’s most famous son tells his story. Covers his youth, how
seeing Elvis on The Ed Sullivan Show made him want to become a
musician, his early bands in Asbury Park, his life touring with the
E Street Band, and the personal stories that fueled his music.
Some strong language. Bestseller. 2016.
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CHANGE YOUR WORDS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE: UNDERSTANDING THE POWER OF EVERY
Author:   MEYER, JOYCE, 1943-
LB  08764

TITLE CONTINUES: “Word You Speak”
Author of Power Thoughts (DB 71942) and Living beyond Your Feelings
(DB 73798) uses scripture and everyday examples to discuss the power
of words and to illustrate the ways that they can change your life.
Provides guidelines to achieve healthy and healing communication.
Bestseller. 2012.
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CLOSER TO GOD EACH DAY: 365 DEVOTIONS FOR EVERYDAY LIVING
Author:   MEYER, JOYCE, 1943-
LB  08373

This devotional attempts to help readers achieve a more confident,
joyful life by growing closer in their relationship with God.
Unrated. 2016.
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DESTINY: STEP INTO YOUR PURPOSE
Author:   JAKES, T.D
LB  08749

Minister who authored Instinct (DB 79599) discusses ways to analyze
one’s life to determine what one’s destiny may be. Uses examples from
his ministerial work, including extramarital temptation, laziness at
work, and family time management to illustrate his points. Commercial
audiobook. 2015.
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DOUBLE CROSS: THE TRUE STORY OF THE D-DAY SPIES
Author:   MACINTYRE, BEN, 1963-
LB  08716

Author of Operation Mincemeat (DB 71406) recounts the deception the
Allies used to keep secret the planned location of their 1944 invasion
of France. Details the efforts of Tommy “Tar” Robertson of Britain’s
MI5 to turn playboys, party girls, and eccentrics–all of whom were
Nazi spies–into double agents. Bestseller. 2012.
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GET YOUR HOPES UP!: EXPECT SOMETHING GOOD TO HAPPEN TO YOU EVERY DAY
Author:   MEYER, JOYCE, 1943-
LB  08762

“One of the most powerful forces in the universe is hope–the happy
and confident anticipation that something good is going to happen.
Regardless of where one is in life, it is impossible to live
successfully and to the fullest without hope. With [this book, Joyce
will help readers achieve a lasting sense of hope, built on their
faith in God.” – From LOC. Unrated. 2015.
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GRUNT: THE CURIOUS SCIENCE OF HUMANS AT WAR
Author:   ROACH, MARY
LB  08657

Science writer tackles the science behind a soldier’s challenges,
such as panic, exhaustion, heat, and noise. Examines studies on
hearing loss and combat survivability, the problems with zippers,
medics’ shock training, and other unconventional topics related to
the inner workings of the military. Bestseller. 2016.
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JUST LIKE JESUS
Author:   LUCADO, MAX
LB  08742

The author uses analogies and scripture to lead people into behaving
like Jesus in their daily lives and their relationships. Behavior
changes are possible, he contends, and one can eliminate guilt, bad
habits, fear, and anxiety by following Jesus’ example. Includes a
study guide.
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LAB GIRL
Author:   JAHREN, HOPE
LB  08952

Geobiologist chronicles her life in science. Describes growing up with
a father who encouraged her interest in the field; research field
trips that have taken her to Florida, the North Pole, and Ireland; and
her enduring work relationship with lab partner Bill Hagopian.
Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016. Some violence and some strong
language.
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LIGHTS OUT: A CYBERATTACK, A NATION UNPREPARED, SURVIVING THE
Author:   KOPPEL, TED, 1940 FEBRUARY 8-
LB  08728

TITLE CONTINUES: “Aftermath”
Journalist examines the potential repercussions if the national power
grid were subjected to a cyberattack. Discusses the findings of a
government study which posits only one in ten Americans would survive
such an attack, and proposes ways to prepare for such a scenario.
Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2015.
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MAKING ROUNDS WITH OSCAR: THE EXTRAORDINARY GIFT OF AN ORDINARY CAT
Author:   DOSA, DAVID
LB  08705

Geriatrician describes Oscar, a prickly cat living at a Rhode Island
nursing home who senses when residents are dying and stays with them,
providing comfort during their final hours. Details Dosa’s and Oscar’s
interactions with the patients, many of whom have dementia, and their
families, and discusses end-of-life care. Bestseller. 2010.
==========

MIDNIGHT ASSASSIN: PANIC, SCANDAL, AND THE HUNT FOR AMERICA’S
Author:   HOLLANDSWORTH, SKIP
LB  08656

TITLE CONTINUES: “First Serial Killer”
“In the late 1800s, the city of Austin, Texas, was on the cusp of
emerging from an isolated western outpost into a truly cosmopolitan
metropolis. But beginning in December 1884, Austin was terrorized by
someone equally as vicious and, in some ways, far more diabolical than
London’s infamous Jack the Ripper.” — Provided by publisher. 2016.
Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex.
==========

NEW LIFE, NO INSTRUCTIONS: A MEMOIR
Author:   CALDWELL, GAIL, 1951-
LB  08609

Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s memoir about a dramatic turning point
in her life. Childhood polio had left her with a painful limp.
Mid-life, when a new doctor said she needed a hip replacement and that
her leg could be lengthened, she realized she could now live pain
free. Commercial audiobook. 2014.
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PACIFIC: SILICON CHIPS AND SURFBOARDS, CORAL REEFS AND ATOM BOMBS,
Author:   WINCHESTER, SIMON
LB  08666

TITLE CONTINUES: “Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming
Collision of the World’s Superpowers”
Bestselling historian and author of Atlantic (DB 72681) looks at how
the planet’s largest ocean is at the center of the new world stage.
Focuses on both the cultural and the political history of the region
since 1950, showing the shifts in world influence. Bestseller. 2015.
==========

PAPER: PAGING THROUGH HISTORY
Author:   KURLANSKY, MARK
LB  08659

Author of Cod (DB 45502) and Salt (DB 55857) examines the development
and history of paper. Traces the evolution of human communication and
the recording of it, the invention of paper in China and its
adaptation elsewhere, and paper’s impact on literacy, the arts,
science, and more. 2016.
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PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE: WHAT ON EARTH AM I HERE FOR?
Author:   WARREN, RICHARD, 1954-
LB  08737

Christian minister provides a guide to a forty-day spiritual journey
to help readers discover the answer to one of life’s most important
questions: What on earth am I here for? Uses biblical references and
describes the benefits of changing one’s perspective. Bestseller.
2002.
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RED PLATOON: A TRUE STORY OF AMERICAN VALOR
Author:   ROMESHA, CLINTON
LB  08884

Medal of Honor recipient describes the October 2009 attack on American
Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan. Describes the architecture of
the fort, which made it a vulnerable target; the troops and locals
with whom he served; the battle; and courageous acts performed during
it. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016. Violence, strong language,
and explicit descriptions of sex.
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SOULS OF BLACK FOLK
Author:   DU BOIS, W.E.B
LB  08840

Fourteen essays and sketches by civil rights activist, published in
1903, examine African American experiences in the post-Civil War
South. Argues that emancipation should have brought immediate racial
equality and that racial accommodation policies reflected a sellout.
Centennial edition includes 2003 introduction by Pulitzer Prize
-winning biographer/historian David Levering Lewis. 1903.
==========

THIS TIME TOGETHER: LAUGHTER AND REFLECTION
Author:   BURNETT, CAROL
LB  08722

Focusing on the years since the childhood covered in her first memoir,
One More Time (RC 25096), comedic variety-show star Burnett shares
anecdotes about fellow actors, including Tim Conway, Elizabeth Taylor,
and Jimmy Stewart. She also provides glimpses into her personal life,
both humorous and sad. Bestseller. 2010.
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TIME OF OUR LIVES
Author:   BROKAW, TOM
LB  08714

Award-winning journalist examines the twenty-first-century social
landscape of America, reflects on its past, and ponders its future.
Provides profiles of Americans he calls “unconventional thinkers and
doers,” including the wife of a seriously wounded soldier, an
inner-city school principal, a major league baseball pitcher, and
others. Bestseller. 2011.
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YOU CAN BEGIN AGAIN: NO MATTER WHAT, IT’S NEVER TOO LATE
Author:   MEYER, JOYCE, 1943-
LB  08763

“Using a blend of inspiring stories, scriptural principles, and
straight talk, Meyer powerfully demonstrates that God isn’t done with
His followers yet. If they are stuck in a rut, disappointed by an
outcome, hurting from a wound, failing in an endeavor, struggling in
a relationship, or unsure about the future, they must not give up.
They must not give up on themselves, and not give up on the God who
loves them.” – From LOC. Unrated. 2014.
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POWER OF I AM: TWO WORDS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE TODAY
Author:   OSTEEN, JOEL
LB  08767

Television pastor and author of You Can, You Will (DB 81051) advocates
for the power of positive thinking. Encourages the reception of God
into your life, envisioning what you want to be by presenting it as a
statement that begins with “I am . . .”  Shares stories of success.
Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2015.
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COUNTING THE DAYS WHILE MY MIND SLIPS AWAY
Author:   UTECHT, BEN
LB  08962

After five major concussions, NFL tight-end Ben Utecht of the Indiana
Colts and Cincinnati Bengals is losing his memories. This is his
powerful and emotional love letter to his wife and daughters–whom he
someday may not recognize–and an inspiring message for all to live
every moment fully. Unrated. 2017.
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DEVIL’S DIARY: ALFRED ROSENBERG AND THE STOLEN SECRETS OF THE
Author:   WITTMAN, ROBERT K
LB  08886

TITLE CONTINUES: “Third Reich.”
This exploration of the private wartime diary of Alfred Rosenberg –
Hitler’s chief philosopher’ and architect of Nazi ideology –
interweaves the story of its recent discovery with the revelation
of its never-before-published contents, which are contextualized by
the authors. The result is a unprecedented page-turning narrative of
the Nazi rise to power, the Holocaust, and Hitler’s post-invasion
plans for Russia. Unrated. 2016.
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ELEANOR AND HICK: THE LOVE AFFAIR THAT SHAPED A FIRST LADY
Author:   QUINN, SUSAN
LB  08961

A warm, intimate account of the love between Eleanor Roosevelt and
reporter Lorena Hickok – a relationship that, over more than three
decades, transformed both women’s lives and empowered them to play
significant roles in one of the most tumultuous periods in American
history. Some strong language. 2016.
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FEARLESS: IMAGINE YOUR LIFE WITHOUT FEAR
Author:   LUCADO, MAX
LB  06642
LB  08754

Pastor’s advice on replacing fear with faith. Addresses common
concerns such as one’s own insignificance, financial adversity,
parenting, disappointing God, violence, death, and global calamity.
Offers guidance through scripture in coping with daily struggles.
Bestseller. 2009.
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GENERAL VERSUS THE PRESIDENT: MACARTHUR AND TRUMAN AT THE BRINK OF
Author:   BRANDS, H.W
LB  08648

TITLE CONTINUES: “Nuclear War”
Historian recounts the conflicts that arose between President Harry
Truman and General Douglas MacArthur in the aftermath of World War II
as they worked to determine the future of America. Discusses tensions
surrounding nuclear weapons, relations with the Soviet Union, the
blockade of West Berlin, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
2016.
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GERONIMO: HIS OWN STORY
Author:   GERONIMO, 1829-1909
LB  08888

An Apache warrior’s autobiography, revealing tribal customs and
religion.  He describes uprisings he led and raids against Mexican
nationalists, and airs many Indian grievances against whites.
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GOD AND THE AFTERLIFE: THE GROUNDBREAKING NEW EVIDENCE OF NEAR-DEATH
Author:   LONG, JEFFREY, M.D
LB  08358

TITLE CONTINUES: Experience
Author examines a new study of over four thousand near-death
experiences from the Near Death Experience Research Foundation
(NDERF) and a website as a forum for people to share their near death
experiences. Unrated. 2016.
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GOD’S STORY, YOUR STORY: WHEN HIS BECOMES YOURS
Author:   LUCADO, MAX
LB  08747

Carpools and car crashes, job switches and joint custody, moves and
motionlessness. Is there a cohesive storyline to the chaos of your
daily life? According to author Max Lucado, the answer is a
resounding yes. “This is the great promise of the Bible and the hope
of this book – above and around us God directs a grander saga,
written by his hand, orchestrated by his will, unveiled according to
his calendar. And you are a part of it.” Join Max for a journey
woven with New Testament stories and contemporary examples of God’s
beautiful story-making skills. 2013.
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HE-MOTIONS: EVEN STRONG MEN STRUGGLE
Author:   JAKES, T.D
LB  08765

Christian bishop, author of The Lady, Her Lover, and Her Lord (RC
50543), offers men advice to help improve their relationships with
themselves, their families, and God by understanding their own
emotional and spiritual needs. Jakes cites biblical and modern
examples and suggests how women can offer support. 2004.
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HILLBILLY ELEGY: A MEMOIR OF A FAMILY AND CULTURE IN CRISIS
Author:   VANCE, J. D
LB  08948

Memoir of growing up in the Ohio Rust Belt in a family culture rooted
in Scots-Irish Appalachia. Explores political themes affecting these
community cultures through the lens of personal and familial
experiences. Discusses what it took to go from nearly failing high
school to graduating from Yale Law School. Some strong language.
Bestseller. 2016.
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KILLING THE RISING SUN: HOW AMERICA VANQUISHED WORLD WAR II JAPAN
Author:   O’REILLY, BILL
LB  09045

A depiction of the Pacific Theater of World War II in 1944 and 1945.
General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and plotted a
full-scale invasion of Japan, even as Oppenheimer and his team test
their bomb. Told in the same style as Killing Reagan (DB 83693).
Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016. Some violence and some strong
language.
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LION IN THE LIVING ROOM
Author:   TUCKER, ABIGAIL
LB  08960

Cats are incredible creatures: they can eat practically anything and
live almost anywhere. Tracing their rise from prehistory to the modern
cat craze, Tucker presents an adventure through history, natural
science, and pop culture. With keen reporting and lively wit, Tucker
investigates the way house cats have used their relationship with
humans to become one of the most powerful animals on the planet.
2016.
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LOW-CHOLESTEROL COOKBOOK FOR DUMMIES
Author:   SIPLE, MOLLY
LB  08847

Discover culinary tips and tempting recipes to help get your
cholesterol under control. 2012.
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PURSUIT OF GOD
Author:   TOZER, A.W. (AIDEN WILSON), 1897-1963
LB  08768

A modern religious classic written by a busy pastor in Chicago. These
meditations are an outgrowth of the author’s heart-felt search for
God.
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ROAD TO LITTLE DRIBBLING: ADVENTURES OF AN AMERICAN IN BRITAIN
Author:   BRYSON, BILL
LB  08889

Author of A Walk in the Woods (DB 46519) and Notes from a Small Island
(DB 46281) returns to England twenty years after the latter book.
Describes a number of sites he visits, including London, Oxford, and
Morecambe Bay, and recounts historical and modern stories of
residents. Strong language. Commercial audiobook. 2016.
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SPARK JOY: AN ILLUSTRATED MASTER CLASS ON THE ART OF ORGANIZING AND
Author:   KONDO, MARIE
LB  08890

TITLE CONTINUES: “Tidying Up”
The author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (DB 80607)
presents step-by-step instructions for her KonMari decluttering and
organizing methods, including folding clothing, organizing drawers and
closets, cleaning and hobby supplies, digital photos, and more. She
also answers frequently asked questions. Bestseller. Commercial
audiobook. 2016.
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THANK YOU FOR BEING LATE: AN OPTIMIST’S GUIDE TO THRIVING IN THE AGE
Author:   FRIEDMAN, THOMAS L
LB  08951

TITLE CONTINUES: “of Accelerations”
Author of The World Is Flat (DB 60317) and Hot, Flat, and Crowded (DB
67562) examines the implications of a world where technological
advances occur at an ever-increasing rate of speed. Discusses the
impact on social psychology, global relations, and governmental
policies. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2016.
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TURNING THE TIDE: REAL HOPE, REAL CHANGE
Author:   STANLEY, CHARLES F
LB  08746

Presents practical steps that Christians can take to help change the
direction of the United States through a combination of prayer and
involvement in civic activities. 2012.
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CHILDREN’S AND YOUNG ADULT TITLES

BLOOD OF OLYMPUS: THE HEROES OF OLYMPUS, BOOK 5
Author:   RIORDAN, RICK
Reading level: Grades 4 – 7
Series: HEROES OF OLYMPUS    5
LB  08931

The Greek and Roman demigods must simultaneously prevent the Earth
Mother, Gaea, from waking and stop war from breaking out at Camp
Half-Blood. However, one of the seven demigods must die in order to
defeat Gaea. Bestseller. For grades 4-7. 2014.
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DIVERGENT
Author:   ROTH, VERONICA
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult
Series: DIVERGENT    1
LB  08839

In a future Chicago, society is divided into five factions. During the
Choosing Ceremony, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must pick her
lifelong faction. But Beatrice discovers she is an anomaly–a
divergent–who does not fit anywhere. Some violence and some strong
language. For senior high and older readers. 2011.
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ELEANOR AND PARK
Author:   ROWELL, RAINBOW
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult
LB  08915

1986. After socially painful circumstances toss Eleanor and Park
together, they form an unlikely–and extraordinary–romance. Although
the two sixteen-year-olds know that the odds of remaining together
forever are slim, they find the courage to try. Strong language. For
senior high and older readers. 2013.
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HAMMER OF THOR: MAGNUS CHASE AND THE GODS OF ASGARD
Author:   RIORDAN, RICK
Reading level: Grades 6 – 9; Young Adult
Series: MAGNUS CHASE AND THE GODS OF ASGARD    2
LB  08924

Thor’s hammer is missing again, but this time it has fallen into enemy
hands. Magnus Chase and his friends must retrieve the hammer quickly
in order to keep the mortal world safe. Commercial audiobook. For
grades 6-9 and older readers. 2016.
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HOUSE OF HADES: THE HEROES OF OLYMPUS, BOOK 4
Author:   RIORDAN, RICK
Reading level: Grades 4 – 7
Series: HEROES OF OLYMPUS    4
LB  08926

As Percy and Annabeth fall endlessly toward Tartarus, Hazel and the
crew of Argo II race to rescue them. They must find the House of Hades
to open the Doors of Death–and then seal off the goddess Gaea’s
forces in the Underworld. For grades 4-7. 2013.
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INFINITE SEA
Author:   YANCEY, RICHARD
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult
Series: 5TH WAVE    2
LB  08909

After the aliens’ four waves of destruction nearly exterminate
humanity, Cassie Sullivan and a few others brace for winter and set
out in search of other survivors before the enemy closes in. Sequel to
The 5th Wave (DB 76631). Violence and strong language. For senior high
and older readers. 2014.
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INSURGENT
Author:   ROTH, VERONICA
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult
Series: DIVERGENT    2
LB  08838

War erupts between the factions. Tris and Tobias, of the Dauntless
faction, struggle to avoid the Erudite faction’s relentless pursuit of
divergents while seeking to uncover the Erudite secrets. Sequel to
Divergent (DB 73203). Violence, some strong language, and some
descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2012.
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LAST OLYMPIAN: PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS, BOOK 5
Author:   RIORDAN, RICK
Reading level: Grades 5 – 8
Series: PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS    5
LB  08933

The long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy Jackson’s sixteenth
birthday unfolds as he leads an army of young demigods to stop
Kronos’s advance on New York City. Sequel to The Battle of the
Labyrinth (RC 67158). For grades 5-8. 2009.
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LIGHTNING THIEF: PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS, BOOK 1
Author:   RIORDAN, RICK
Reading level: Grades 5 – 8; Young Adult
Series: PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS    1
LB  08936

Upstate New York, 2005. Sixth-grader Percy Jackson, the son of
Poseidon and a mortal mother, attends a summer camp for demigods.
After Percy angers Zeus, his friends Grover, a satyr, and Annabeth,
daughter of Athena, join him to resolve the problem. For grades 5-8.
and older readers. 2005.
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MARK OF ATHENA: THE HEROES OF OLYMPUS, BOOK 3
Author:   RIORDAN, RICK
Reading level: Grades 4 – 7
Series: HEROES OF OLYMPUS    3
LB  08935

While Camp Jupiter prepares for war, Annabeth and her friends travel
in the Argo II to Rome, though they worry their armored ship will
appear threatening. Annabeth also has more personal concerns,
including the impending prophecy and a reunion with Percy. Will he
have changed? For grades 4-7. 2012.
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MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN
Author:   RIGGS, RANSOM
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult
Series: MISS PEREGRINES PECULIAR CHILDREN    1
LB  08916

A family tragedy sends sixteen-year-old American Jacob on a journey to
a remote island off the coast of Wales. There he discovers the ruins
of an old orphanage that was home to peculiar–and possibly
dangerous–children. Some violence and some strong language. For
senior high and older readers. 2011.
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RED QUEEN
Author:   AVEYARD, VICTORIA
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult
Series: RED QUEEN    1
LB  08903

Seventeen-year-old Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood–those with
common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with
superhuman abilities. Mare, a Red, scrapes by until she publicly
discovers she has a deadly ability of her own. For senior high and
older readers. 2015.
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SEA OF MONSTERS: PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS, BOOK 2
Author:   RIORDAN, RICK
Reading level: Grades 5 – 8
Series: PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS    2
LB  08930

Upstate New York, 2006. Seventh-grader Percy, son of Poseidon and a
mortal, learns that Camp Half-Blood is in danger. He and his friends
undertake a perilous journey into the Sea of Monsters to save their
beloved camp. Sequel to The Lightning Thief (RC 63443). For grades
5-8. 2006.
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SON OF NEPTUNE: THE HEROES OF OLYMPUS, BOOK 2
Author:   RIORDAN, RICK
Reading level: Grades 4 – 7
Series: HEROES OF OLYMPUS    2
LB  08929

Demigod Percy Jackson, still suffering from amnesia, and his new
friends from Camp Jupiter, Hazel and Frank, go on a quest to free
Thanatos. But their bigger task is to unite the Greek and Roman camps
to fulfill the Prophecy of Seven. For grades 4-7. 2011.
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SWORD OF SUMMER: MAGNUS CHASE AND THE GODS OF ASGARD, BOOK 1
Author:   RIORDAN, RICK
Reading level: Grades 6 – 9; Young Adult
Series: MAGNUS CHASE AND THE GODS OF ASGARD    1
LB  08904

Sixteen-year-old Magnus Chase, a troubled teen living on the streets
of Boston, is reunited with Uncle Randolph. As dangerous creatures
hunt them, he learns an incredible secret: he is the son of a Norse
god and must prevent Ragnarok. Commercial audiobook. Some violence
and some strong language. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2015.
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HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD. PARTS I & II
Author:   THORNE, JACK
Reading level: Grades 4 – 7; Grades 6 – 9
Series: HARRY POTTER
LB  09009

Special rehearsal-edition script for a play that is based on an
original story by J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne.
Nineteen years after the final battle at Hogwarts, Harry Potter’s
youngest son, Albus, struggles with his family’s legacy. For grades
4-7 and older readers. 2016.
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ALLEGIANT
Author:   ROTH, VERONICA
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult
Series: DIVERGENT    3
LB  08837

Tris Prior jumps at the chance to leave the city she grew up in–but
discovers the world beyond Chicago is more disturbing than she
imagined. Sequel to Insurgent (DB 74836). Violence, some strong
language, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older
readers. 2013.
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FAULT IN OUR STARS
Author:   GREEN, JOHN, 1977-
Reading level: Young Adult; Adult
LB  08914

A miracle drug may have given sixteen-year-old cancer patient Hazel a
few more years, but she is still depressed. Then Hazel meets cute
Augustus during a support-group meeting and her world shifts in
unexpected and inspiring ways. Some strong language. For senior high
and older readers. Commercial audiobook. 2012.
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GIVER
Author:   LOWRY, LOIS
Reading level: Grades 6 – 9; Young Adult
Series: GIVER    1
LB  08919

Jonas lives in a utopia: there is no hunger, no disease, no fear; the
elderly are tenderly cared for, and every child has attentive parents.
The society is uniformly run. Jonas eagerly awaits the Ceremony of
Twelve, when twelve-year-olds receive assignments for their lifelong
professions. He is selected to be the new Receiver of Memories. As
such he learns of misery and pain, but also of joy and love. Newbery
Medal.
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