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  • Details about The girl who chased the moon : a novel

    The girl who chased the moon : a novel

    Sarah Addison Allen.

    In her latest enchanting novel, New York Times bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen invites you to a quirky little Southern town with more magic than a full Carolina moon. Here two very different women discover how to find their place in the world-no matter how out of place they feel. Emily Benedict came to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother's life. Such as, why did Dulcie Shelby leave her hometown so suddenly? And why did she vow never……more

    Recommended by Tyler Koch

  • Details about The Chilbury Ladies' Choir: A Novel (sound recording)

    The Chilbury Ladies' Choir: A Novel (sound recording)

    Jennifer Ryan

    -Just because the men have gone to war, why do we have to close the choir? And precisely when we need it most - As England enters World War II's dark early days, spirited music professor Primrose Trent, recently arrived to the village of Chilbury, emboldens the women of the town to defy the Vicar's stuffy edict to shutter the church's choir in the absence of men and instead -carry on singing.- Resurrecting themselves as -The Chilbury Ladies' Choir, - the women of this small village soon use the……more

  • Details about Strange the Dreamer

    Strange the Dreamer

    Laini Taylor

    A new epic fantasy by National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy. The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around -- and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity pr……more

  • Details about The Idiot

    The Idiot

    Elif Batuman

    "An addictive, sprawling epic; I wolfed it down." --Miranda July, author of The First Bad Man and It Chooses You "Easily the funniest book I've read this year." -- GQ A portrait of the artist as a young woman. A novel about not just discovering but inventing oneself. The year is 1995, and email is new. Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, arrives for her freshman year at Harvard. She signs up for classes in subjects she has never heard of, befriends her charismatic and worldly Serbia……more

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  • Details about Little Sister

    Little Sister

    Barbara Gowdy

    Thunderstorms are rolling across the summer sky. Every time one breaks, Rose Bowan loses consciousness and has vivid, realistic dreams about being in another woman's body. Is Rose merely dreaming? Or is she, in fact, inhabiting a stranger? Disturbed yet entranced, she sets out to discover what is happening to her, leaving the cocoon of her family's small repertory cinema for the larger, upended world of someone wildly different from herself. Meanwhile her mother is in the early stages of dementi……more

  • Details about Enemy of the Good

    Enemy of the Good

    Matthew Palmer

    Kate Wallander is a second generation Foreign Service officer, recently assigned to Kyrgystan where the US is trying to build an airbase that would expand the American footprint in Central Asia. The negotiations are controversial because of the Kyrgyz regime's abysmal human rights record. Kate is assigned to infiltrate an underground democracy movement that has been sabotaging Kyrgyz security services and regime supporters.But it soon becomes clear that nothing about the mission is as it seems..……more

  • Details about Catching the Wind

    Catching the Wind

    Melanie Dobson

    What happened to Brigitte Berthold? That question has haunted Daniel Knight since he was thirteen, when he and ten-year-old Brigitte escaped the Gestapo agents who arrested both their parents. They survived a harrowing journey from Germany to England, only to be separated upon their arrival. Daniel vowed to find Brigitte after the war, a promise he has fought to fulfill for more than seventy years.Now a wealthy old man, Daniel's final hope in finding Brigitte rests with Quenby Vaughn, an America……more

  • Details about Do Not Become Alarmed

    Do Not Become Alarmed

    Maile Meloy (Editor, Read by)

    The moving and suspenseful new novel that Ann Patchett calls "smart and thrilling and impossible to put down... the book that every reader longs for." "This summer's undoubtable smash hit... an addictive, heart-palpitating story." -- Marie Claire The sun is shining, the sea is blue, the children have disappeared. When Liv and Nora decide to take their husbands and children on a holiday cruise, everyone is thrilled. The adults are lulled by the ship's comfort and ease. The four children--age……more

  • Details about Murder in Matera

    Murder in Matera

    Helene Stapinski

    "Tantalizing" -- NPR "A thrilling detective story... Stapinski pursues the study of her family's criminal genealogy with unexpected emotional results." -- Library Journal A writer goes deep into the heart of Italy to unravel a century-old family mystery in this spellbinding memoir that blends the suspenseful twists of Making a Murderer and the emotional insight of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels. Since childhood, Helene Stapinski heard lurid tales about her great-great-grandmother, Vita. I……more

  • Details about 21 Proms

    21 Proms

    David Levithan (Editor); Scholastic Editors; Daniel Ehrenhaft (Editor); De La Cruz Melissa; Holly Black; Libba Bray; Rachel Cohn; John Green; Cecily von Ziegesar; Jacqueline Woodson

    Sometimes the night of your dreams can be a total nightmare. The prom. It's supposed to be one of the best nights of your life. Or, at least, you're supposed to have a good time. But what if you'd rather be going with your best friend's date than your own? What if a sinister underground society of students has spiked the punch? What if your date turns out to be more of a frog than a prince? Or what if he's (literally) an ape? There are ways you can fight it. You can protest the silliness of th……more

  • Details about When It's Real

    When It's Real

    Erin Watt

    Wealth, fame and a real-life romance she never expected--seventeen-year-old Vaughn Bennett lands it all when she agrees to become a pop star's fake girlfriend in this smart, utterly addictive novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author duo Erin Watt Under ordinary circumstances, Oakley Ford and Vaughn Bennett would never even cross paths. There's nothing ordinary about Oakley. This bad-boy pop star's got Grammy Awards, millions of fangirls and a reputation as a restless, too-charming troub……more

  • Details about Rich People Problems

    Rich People Problems

    Kevin Kwan

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Kevin Kwan, bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians (soon to be a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh and Gemma Chan) and China Rich Girlfriend , is back with an uproarious new novel of a family riven by fortune, an ex-wife driven psychotic with jealousy, a battle royal fought through couture gown sabotage, and the heir to one of Asia's greatest fortunes locked out of his inheritance. When Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother……more

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  • Details about Hamilton: The Revolution (sound recording)

    Hamilton: The Revolution (sound recording)

    Lin-Manuel Miranda; Jeremy McCarter (Read by)

    Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Eleven Tony Awards, including Best Musical Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B, and the best traditions of theater, this once-in-a-generation show broadens the sound of Broadway, reveals the storytelling power of rap, and claims our country's origi……more

  • Details about Woman No. 17: A Novel (sound recording)

    Woman No. 17: A Novel (sound recording)

    Edan Lepucki

    A sinister, sexy noir about art, motherhood, and the intensity of female friendships, set in the posh hills above Los Angeles, from the New York Times bestselling author of California High in the Hollywood Hills, writer Lady Daniels has decided to take a break from her husband. Left alone with her children, she's going to need a hand taking care of her young son if she's ever going to finish her memoir. In response to a Craigslist ad, S arrives, a magnetic young artist who will live in the sec……more

  • Details about Since We Fell (sound recording)

    Since We Fell (sound recording)

    Dennis Lehane

    Since We Fell follows Rachel Childs, a former journalist who, after an on-air mental breakdown, now lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel's marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-……more

  • Details about Deviate (sound recording)

    Deviate (sound recording)

    Beau Lotto

    Beau Lotto, the world-renowned neuroscientist, entrepreneur, and two-time TED speaker, takes us on a tour of how we perceive the world, and how disrupting it leads us to create and innovate. Perception is the foundation of human experience, but few of us understand why we see what we do, much less how. By revealing the startling truths about the brain and its perceptions, Beau Lotto shows that the next big innovation is not a new technology: it is a new way of seeing. In his first major book, L……more

  • Details about The Shadow Land (sound recording)

    The Shadow Land (sound recording)

    Elizabeth Kostova

    From the #1 bestselling author of The Historian comes a mesmerizing novel that spans the past and the present--and unearths the troubled history of a gorgeous but haunted country. A young American woman, Alexandra Boyd, has traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria, hoping that life abroad will salve the wounds left by the loss of her beloved brother. Soon after arriving in this elegant East European city, however, she helps an elderly couple into a taxi--and realizes too late that she has accidentally kept ……more

  • Details about Into the Water (sound recording)

    Into the Water (sound recording)

    Paula Hawkins

    The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller and global phenomenon The Girl on the Train returns with Into the Water, her addictive new novel of psychological suspense. A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. Left behind is a lonely fifteen-y……more

  • Details about Cosmos (sound recording)

    Cosmos (sound recording)

    Carl Sagan; Seth MacFarlane (Read by); LeVar Burton (Read by); Neil deGrasse Tyson (Read by); Ann Druyan (Read by)

    Cosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space. Featuring a new Introduction by Sagan's collaborator, Ann Druyan, and a new Foreword by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos retraces the fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into consciousness, exploring such topics a……more

  • Details about Same Beach, Next Year (sound recording)

    Same Beach, Next Year (sound recording)

    Dorothea Benton Frank

    New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank returns to her magical Lowcountry of South Carolina in this bewitching story of marriage, love, family, and friendship that is infused with her warm and engaging earthy humor and generous heart. One enchanted summer, two couples begin a friendship that will last more than twenty years and transform their lives. A chance meeting on the Isle of Palms, one of Charleston's most stunning barrier islands, brings former sweethearts, Adam Stanley……more

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  • Details about Queen Sugar: The Complete First Season

    Queen Sugar: The Complete First Season

    Oprah Winfrey

    Produced by Oprah Winfrey, award winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and Melissa Carter. After a family tragedy forces them back together, the Bordelons must navigate the triumphs and struggles of their complicated lives in order to run an ailing sugarcane farm in the Deep South.…more

  • Details about Beauty and the Beast [videorecording]

    Beauty and the Beast [videorecording]

    Bill Condon

    The fantastic journey of Belle, a bright and independent young woman who takes her father's place as the prisoner of a beast in his castle. As Belle befriends the castle's enchanted staff, she and the Beast slowly begin to look beyond their initial reactions to each other and see who they truly are. But back in Belle's village, her father's fears for her safety drive him to rally the villagers to free Belle from the castle--a plan that goes awry, with dangerous consequences, when Belle's would-b……more

  • Details about The Last Word

    The Last Word

    Mark Pellington (Directed By)

    Harriet is a retired businesswoman who tries to control everything around her. When she decides to write her own obituary, a young journalist takes up the task of finding out the truth, resulting in a life-altering friendship.…more

  • Details about Alone in Berlin

    Alone in Berlin

    Vincent Perez (Directed By)

    How did an ordinary, middle-aged couple become a symbol of defiance against Nazi brutality? This tale of courage unfolds against the tumultuous backdrop of Berlin in 1940. Otto and Anna Quangel are a working class husband and wife doing their best to ride out the war. Their son is killed fighting on the frontlines. They begin pouring their rage and grief into postcards emblazoned with anti-Nazi slogans, risking everything to disseminate their messages of protest across the city.…more

  • Details about Insecure: Season One

    Insecure: Season One

    Issa Rae

    A painfully funny new comedy series which follows best friends Issa and Molly as they navigate the tricky professional and personal terrain of Los Angeles while facing the challenges of being two black women who defy all stereotypes. Insecure explores the black female experience in a subtle, witty, and authentic way, as Issa and Molly stumble their way toward pulling their lives together while trying their hardest to never settle for less.…more

  • Details about A United Kingdom

    A United Kingdom

    Amma Asante (Directed By); Steven Hall (Directed By)

    Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana causes an international stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s. When they decided to marry, just as apartheid was being introduced into South Africa, it caused an international uproar. However, their passionate romance triumphed over every obstacle and changed the course of African history.…more

  • Details about The Convenient Groom

    The Convenient Groom

    David Winning

    Dr. Kate Lawrence, a celebrity relationship expert, plans to publicly announce her engagement to Bryan, a handsome and perfectly polished businessman. As Kate prepares to share the news, Bryan shocks her by breaking up with her and calling off the wedding. Wanting to save her from humiliation and protect her public image, Lucas Wright, Kate's childhood friend, steps in and pretends to be Kate's fiancé.…more

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Have you ever seen a movie and really loved the music soundtrack?  How about being able to sample the newest music without paying for it?  Having a birthday party for your kids and need party music?…more