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  • Details about Pensionless: The 10-Step Solution for a Stress-Free Retirement

    Pensionless: The 10-Step Solution for a Stress-Free Retirement

    Emily Brandon

    As seen in The Washington Post , US News & World Report , and Yahoo! Get the most out of your retirement! If you're one of the millions of Americans without a pension plan, your retirement years might seem like a huge financial question mark. Pensionless , by U.S. News Senior Editor for Retirement Emily Brandon, addresses the retirement benefits that are available to you, how to use them correctly, and how to avoid potential pitfalls. Learn how to avoid surcharges on your Medicare benefits……more

    Recommended by Nancy Strakna

  • Details about Mistress of the Art of Death

    Mistress of the Art of Death

    Ariana Franklin

    A chilling, mesmerizing novel that combines the best of modern forensic thrillers with the detail and drama of historical fiction. In medieval Cambridge, England, four children have been murdered. The crimes are immediately blamed on the town's Jewish community, taken as evidence that Jews sacrifice Christian children in blasphemous ceremonies. To save them from the rioting mob, the king places the Cambridge Jews under his protection and hides them in a castle fortress. King Henry I is no friend……more

  • Details about Extraordinary Teachers: The Essence of Excellent Teaching

    Extraordinary Teachers: The Essence of Excellent Teaching

    Fred Stephenson (Editor); Fred Stephenson Jr

    Dr. Fred J. Stephenson recognized the growing dissatisfaction with America's schools and decided he had a remedy. So he asked master teachers-all of whom had won the University of Georgia's Josiah Meigs Award for Excellence in Teaching-to share their thoughts on the profession of education. The result is Extraordinary Teachers.Within these pages, exceptional teachers write about everything from helping students find joy in learning to using humor in the classroom. Anyone with an interest in educ……more

  • Details about I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death

    I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death

    Maggie O'Farrell

    "I Am I Am I Am is a gripping and glorious investigation of death that leaves the reader feeling breathless, grateful, and fully alive. Maggie O'Farrell is a miracle in every sense. I will never forget this book." --Ann Patchett An extraordinary memoir--told entirely in near-death experiences--from one of Britain's best-selling novelists, for fans of Wild , When Breath Becomes Air , and The Year of Magical Thinking . We are never closer to life than when we brush up against the possibility of……more

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  • Details about War Storm

    War Storm

    Victoria Aveyard

    The #1 New York Times bestselling Red Queen series comes to a stunning conclusion in War Storm. VICTORY COMES AT A PRICE. Mare Barrow learned this all too well when Cal's betrayal nearly destroyed her. Now determined to protect her heart--and secure freedom for Reds and newbloods like her--Mare resolves to overthrow the kingdom of Norta once and for all . . . starting with the crown on Maven's head. But no battle is won alone, and before the Reds may rise as one, Mare must side with the boy w……more

  • Details about The Dead House: A Novel

    The Dead House: A Novel

    Billy O'Callaghan

    Sometimes the past endures--and sometimes it never lets go. This best-selling debut by an award-winning writer is both an eerie contemporary ghost story and a dread-inducing psychological thriller. Maggie is a successful young artist who has had bad luck with men. Her last put her in the hospital and, after she's healed physically, left her needing to get out of London to heal mentally and find a place of quiet that will restore her creative spirit. On the rugged west coast of Ireland, perched o……more

  • Details about Sorority

    Sorority

    Genevieve Sly Crane

    Sisterhood is forever...whether you like it or not. Prep meets Girls in White Dresses in Genevieve Sly Crane's deliciously addictive, voyeuristic exploration of female friendship and coming of age that will appeal to anyone who has ever been curious about what happens in a sorority house. Twinsets and pearls, secrets and kinship, rituals that hold sisters together in a sacred bond of everlasting trust. Certain chaste images spring to mind when one thinks of sororities. But make no mistake: th……more

  • Details about Last Stories

    Last Stories

    William Trevor

    The beloved and acclaimed William Trevor's last ten stories With a career that spanned more than half a century, William Trevor is regarded as one of the best writers of short stories in the English language. Now, in Last Stories , the master storyteller delivers ten exquisitely rendered tales--nine of which have never been published in book form--that illuminate the human condition and will surely linger in the reader's mind long after closing the book. Subtle yet powerful, Trevor gives us in……more

  • Details about Medusa Uploaded: A Novel

    Medusa Uploaded: A Novel

    Emily Devenport

    The Executives control Oichi's senses, her voice, her life. Until the day they kill her.An executive clan gives the order to shoot Oichi out of an airlock on suspicion of being an insurgent. A sentient AI, a Medusa unit, rescues Oichi and begins to teach her the truth--the Executives are not who they think they are. Oichi, officially dead and now bonded to the Medusa unit, sees a chance to make a better life for everyone on board.As she sets things right one assassination at a time, Oichi become……more

  • Details about Warlight: A Novel

    Warlight: A Novel

    Michael Ondaatje

    From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of The English Patient: a mesmerizing new novel that tells a dramatic story set in the decade after World War II through the lives of a small group of unexpected characters and two teenagers whose lives are indelibly shaped by their unwitting involvement. In a narrative as beguiling and mysterious as memory itself--shadowed and luminous at once--we read the story of fourteen-year-old Nathaniel, and his older sister, Rachel. In 1945, just ……more

  • Details about Born to Fish: How an Obsessed Angler Became the World's Greatest Striped Bass Fisherman

    Born to Fish: How an Obsessed Angler Became the World's Greatest Striped Bass Fisherman

    Tim Gallagher; Greg Myerson

    The son of a mobster goes from deadbeat to world champion to protector of "the people's fish." Born to Fish tells the story of a man who led a harrowing, sometimes dissolute life until he turned himself around, thanks to his rod and reel. Overcoming learning disabilities, substance abuse, and the violence associated with a father in the mob, Greg Myerson, a lifelong sport-fisherman, caught an 82-pound striped bass in 2011, shattering a world record that had stood for 29 years. Without any trai……more

  • Details about The President's Gardens

    The President's Gardens

    Muhsin Al-Ramli; Luke Leafgren (Translator)

    On the third day of Ramadan, a small village in Iraq wakes to find the severed heads of nine of its sons stacked in banana crates by the bus stop. One of them belonged to one of the most wanted men in Iraq, known to his friends as Ibrahim the Fated. How did this good and humble man earn the enmity of so many? What did he do to deserve such a death? The answer lies in his lifelong friendship with Abdullah Kafka and Tariq the Befuddled, who each have their own remarkable stories to tell. It lies ……more

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  • Details about Robert B. Parker's Old Black Magic (sound recording)

    Robert B. Parker's Old Black Magic (sound recording)

    Ace Atkins

    Iconic, tough-but-tender Boston PI Spenser delves into the black market art scene to investigate a decades-long unsolved crime of dangerous proportions. The heist was legendary, still talked about twenty years after the priceless paintings disappeared from one of Boston's premier art museums. Most thought the art was lost forever, buried deep, sold off overseas, or, worse, destroyed as incriminating evidence. But when paint chips from the most valuable piece stolen, Gentlemen in Black by a Span……more

  • Details about I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer (sound recording)

    I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer (sound recording)

    Michelle McNamara; Gillian Flynn (Introduction by); Patton Oswalt (Afterword by)

    A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer--the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade--from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case."You'll be silent forever, and I'll be gone in the dark."For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, elu……more

  • Details about The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics

    The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics

    Salena Zito; Brad Todd

    Standout syndicated columnist and CNN contributor Salena Zito, with veteran Republican strategist Brad Todd, reports across five swing states and over 27,000 miles to answer the pressing question: Was Donald Trump's election a fluke or did it represent a fundamental shift in the electorate that will have repercussions--for Republicans and Democrats--for years to come. The history of the American electorate is not a litany of flukes; instead it is a pattern of tectonic plate-grinding, punctuated……more

  • Details about How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us about Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence (sound recording)

    How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us about Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence (sound recording)

    Michael Pollan (Read by)

    A brilliant and brave investigation by Michael Pollan, author of five New York Times best sellers, into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety, he di……more

  • Details about You Think It, I'll Say It: Stories (sound recording)

    You Think It, I'll Say It: Stories (sound recording)

    Curtis Sittenfeld

    "Every bit as smart, sensitive, funny, and genuine as her phenomenally popular novels,"* a dazzling collection from the New York Times bestselling author of Prep, American Wife, and Eligible * Booklist (starred review) Curtis Sittenfeld has established a reputation as a sharp chronicler of the modern age who humanizes her subjects even as she skewers them. Now, with this first collection of short fiction, her "astonishing gift for creating characters that take up residence in readers' heads" (……more

  • Details about The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After (sound recording)

    The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After (sound recording)

    Clemantine Wamariya; Elizabeth Weil

    "The plot provided by the universe was filled with starvation, war and rape. I would not--could not--live in that tale." Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when her mother and father began to speak in whispers, when neighbors began to disappear, and when she heard the loud, ugly sounds her brother said were thunder. In 1994, she and her fifteen-year-old sister, Claire, fled the Rwandan massacre and spent the next six years migrating through seven African countries, searching for safety--perp……more

  • Details about 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (sound recording)

    12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (sound recording)

    Jordan B. Peterson (Read by)

    Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson, an intellectual provocateur like no one since the arrival of Camille Paglia, brings his uncompromising voice to readers wanting to lead a deeper and more profoundly meaningful life. At once informative, surprising and humorous, Dr. Peterson tells us straightforwardly why skateboarding kids should be left alone, why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street, and what dreadful fate awaits those who carelessly criticize everything but the……more

  • Details about The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath (sound recording)

    The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath (sound recording)

    Leslie Jamison (Read by)

    From the New York Times bestselling author of The Empathy Exams, a transformative work showing that sometimes the recovery is more gripping than the addiction With its deeply personal and seamless blend of memoir, cultural history, literary criticism, and journalistic reportage, The Recovering turns our understanding of the traditional addiction narrative on its head, demonstrating that the story of recovery can be every bit as electrifying as the train wreck itself. Leslie Jamison deftly excava……more

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  • Details about Bill Nye: Science Guy (videorecording)

    Bill Nye: Science Guy (videorecording)

    Jason Sussberg (Directed By); David Alvarado (Directed By)

    Bill Nye is a man on a mission, to stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking across the world. With intimate and exclusive access, as well as plenty of wonder and whimsy, this behind the scenes portrait of Nye follows him as he takes off his Science Guy lab coat and takes on those who deny climate change, evolution, and a science-based world view.…more

  • Details about Genius: Season 1 (videorecording)

    Genius: Season 1 (videorecording)

    Ron Howard

    The show offers an extraordinary look into the life of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Albert Einstein. Beyond his groundbreaking theories of relativity, witness Einstein's struggles to be a good husband and father, and a man of principle during a time of global unrest. A ten-episode journey of discovery guided by Einstein's wit, wisdom and insatiable thirst for knowledge.…more

  • Details about Black Panther (videorecording)

    Black Panther (videorecording)

    Ryan Coogler (Directed By)

    King T'Challa returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from divisions within his own country. When two enemies conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must join forces with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Wakandan Special Forces, to prevent Wakanda from being drawn into a world war.…more

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