• Details about Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

    Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

    Gail Honeyman

    A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick "Beautifully written and incredibly funny, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in love with Eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too!" --Reese Witherspoon "This wacky, charming novel. . . draws you in with humor, then turns out to contain both a suspenseful subplot and a sweet romance.……more

    Recommended by Nancy Strakna

  • Details about The Cuckoo's Calling

    The Cuckoo's Calling

    Robert Galbraith; J. K. Rowling

    A brilliant debut mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide. After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, thelegendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her frien……more

  • Details about All Our Wrong Todays: A Novel

    All Our Wrong Todays: A Novel

    Elan Mastai

    "A thrilling tale of time travel and alternate timelines with a refreshingly optimistic view of humanity's future."--Andy Weir, New York Times bestselling author of The Martian "Elan Mastai has conjured up a witty and freewheeling time-traveling romance that packs an emotional wallop. ALL OUR WRONG TODAYS is a page-turning delight."--Maria Semple, author of Today Will Be Different and Where'd You Go, Bernadette You know the future that people in the 1950s imagined we'd have? Well, it happene……more

  • Details about The Incendiaries: A Novel

    The Incendiaries: A Novel

    R. O. Kwon

    " Religion, politics, and love collide in this slim but powerful novel reminiscent of Donna Tartt's The Secret History, with menace and mystery lurking in every corner." -- People Magazine "The most buzzed-about debut of the summer, as it should be...unusual and enticing ... The Incendiaries arrives at precisely the right moment." -- The Washington Post "Radiant...A dark, absorbing story of how first love can be as intoxicating and dangerous as religious fundamentalism." -- New York Times Bo……more

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  • Details about How to Know the Birds: A Year of Birding

    How to Know the Birds: A Year of Birding

    Ted Floyd

    How to Know the Birds introduces a new, holistic approach to bird-watching, by noting how behaviors, settings, and seasonal cycles connect with shape, song, color, gender, age distinctions, and other features traditionally used to identify species. With short essays on 200 observable species, expert author Ted Floyd guides us through a year of becoming a better birder, each species representing another useful lesson- from explaining scientific nomenclature to noting how plumage changes with age,……more

  • Details about The Inspired Houseplant: Transform Your Home with Indoor Plants from Kokedama to Terrariums and Water Gardens to Edibles

    The Inspired Houseplant: Transform Your Home with Indoor Plants from Kokedama to Terrariums and Water Gardens to Edibles

    Jen Stearns

    With plentiful images and a distinctly modern and sophisticated feel, this book imparts both easy-to-follow advice and creative garden-design inspiration. Whether you are looking to pick a statement plant for your living room, create a terrarium centerpiece, or arrange an artful display of air plants, this book will provide the tools you need. And like the garden spaces it will inspire, the book will be a piece of art to display. You'll be tempted to thumb through it again and again--for both re……more

  • Details about See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in Italy

    See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in Italy

    Frances Mayes

    Bestselling and beloved author Frances Mayes discovers the hidden pleasures of Italy in a sumptuous travel narrative that crisscrosses the country, with inventive new recipes celebrating Italian cuisine The Roman Forum, the Leaning Tower, the Piazza San Marco: these are the sights synonymous with Italy. But such landmarks only scratch the surface of this magical country's offerings. In See You in the Piazza , Frances Mayes introduces us to the Italy only the locals know, as she and her husband……more

  • Details about Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy, Airman, Gangster, Kill or Die: How the Allies Won on D-Day

    Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy, Airman, Gangster, Kill or Die: How the Allies Won on D-Day

    Giles Milton

    A ground-breaking account of the first 24 hours of the D-Day invasion told by a symphony of incredible accounts of unknown and unheralded members of the Allied - and Axis - forces. An epic battle that involved 156,000 men, 7,000 ships and 20,000 armoured vehicles, D-Day was, above all, a tale of individual heroics - of men who were driven to keep fighting until the German defences were smashed and the precarious beachheads secured. This authentic human story - Allied, German, French - has neve……more

  • Details about The Woman in the Lake

    The Woman in the Lake

    Nicola Cornick

    From the bestselling author of House of Shadows and The Phantom Tree comes a spellbinding tale of jealousy, greed, plotting and revenge--part history, part mystery--for fans of Kate Morton, Susanna Kearsley and Barbara Erskine London, 1765 Lady Isabella Gerard, a respectable member of Georgian society, orders her maid to take her new golden gown and destroy it, its shimmering beauty tainted by the actions of her brutal husband the night before. Three months later, Lord Gerard stands at the sh……more

  • Details about An Orchestra of Minorities

    An Orchestra of Minorities

    Chigozie Obioma

    A heart-breaking story about a Nigerian poultry farmer who sacrifices everything to win the woman he loves, by Man Booker Finalist and author of The Fishermen, Chigozie Obioma. Set on the outskirts of Umuahia, Nigeria and narrated by a chi, or guardian spirit, AN ORCHESTRA OF MINORITIES tells the story of Chinonso, a young poultry farmer whose soul is ignited when he sees a woman attempting to jump from a highway bridge. Horrified by her recklessness, Chinonso joins her on the roadside and hur……more

  • Details about Golden Child: A Novel

    Golden Child: A Novel

    Claire Adam

    A new novel from Sarah Jessica Parker's imprint, SJP for Hogarth: a deeply affecting debut novel set in Trinidad, following the lives of a family as they navigate impossible choices about scarcity, loyalty, and love " Golden Child is a stunning novel written with force and beauty. Though true to herself, Adam's work stands tall beside icons of her tradition like V.S. Naipaul."--Jennifer Clement, author of Gun Love Rural Trinidad: a brick house on stilts surrounded by bush; a family, quietly ……more

  • Details about Me for You

    Me for You

    Lolly Winston

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Good Grief comes a richly poignant and stirring story that asks: How soon is too soon to fall in love again? The last thing Rudy expected was to wake up one Saturday morning, a widow at fifty-four years old. Now, ten months after the untimely death of his beloved wife, he's still not sure how to move on from the defining tragedy of his life--but his new job is helping. After being downsized from his finance position, Rudy turned to his first love: ……more

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  • Details about Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier's First Gunfighter [soundrecording]

    Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier's First Gunfighter [soundrecording]

    Tom Clavin; Johnny Heller (Read by)

    This program includes a bonus interview with the author. The definitive true story of Wild Bill, the first lawman of the Wild West, by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dodge City . In July 1865, "Wild Bill" Hickok shot and killed Davis Tutt in Springfield, MO--the first quick-draw duel on the frontier. Thus began the reputation that made him a marked man to every gunslinger in the Wild West. James Butler Hickock was known across the frontier as a soldier, Union spy, scout, lawman……more

  • Details about Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder [soundrecording]

    Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder [soundrecording]

    Reshma Saujani (Read by)

    In a book inspired by her popular TED talk, New York Times bestselling author Reshma Saujani empowers women and girls to embrace imperfection and bravery. Imagine if you lived without the fear of not being good enough. If you didn't care how your life looked on Instagram, or worry about what total strangers thought of you. Imagine if you could let go of the guilt, and stop beating yourself up for tiny mistakes. What if, in every decision you faced, you took the bolder path? Too many of us feel……more

  • Details about An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago [soundrecording]

    An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago [soundrecording]

    Alex Kotlowitz (Read by)

    From the bestselling author of There Are No Children Here , a richly textured, heartrending portrait of love and death in Chicago's most turbulent neighborhoods. The numbers are staggering: over the past twenty years in Chicago, 14,033 people have been killed and another roughly 60,000 wounded by gunfire. What does that do to the spirit of individuals and community? Drawing on his decades of experience, Alex Kotlowitz set out to chronicle one summer in the city, writing about individuals who hav……more

  • Details about The River: A Novel [soundrecording]

    The River: A Novel [soundrecording]

    Peter Heller

    "An exhilarating tale delivered with the pace of a thriller." -Kirkus (Starred Review) A BookPage 2019 Most Anticipated Book A LitHub 2019 Most Anticipated Book From the best-selling author of The Dog Stars, the story of two college students on a wilderness canoe trip--a gripping tale of a friendship tested by fire, white water, and violence Wynn and Jack have been best friends since freshman orientation, bonded by their shared love of mountains, books, and fishing. Wynn is a gentle giant, a……more

  • Details about The Girls at 17 Swann Street [soundrecording]

    The Girls at 17 Swann Street [soundrecording]

    Yara Zgheib; Saskia Maarleveld (Read by)

    Yara Zgheib's poetic and poignant debut novel is a haunting portrait of a young woman's struggle with anorexia on an intimate journey to reclaim her life. The chocolate went first, then the cheese, the fries, the ice cream. The bread was more difficult, but if she could just lose a little more weight, perhaps she would make the soloists' list. Perhaps if she were lighter, danced better, tried harder, she would be good enough. Perhaps if she just ran for one more mile, lost just one more pound.……more

  • Details about Daisy Jones and the Six: A Novel [soundrecording]

    Daisy Jones and the Six: A Novel [soundrecording]

    Taylor Jenkins Reid

    A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup. "I devoured Daisy Jones & The Six in a day, falling head over heels for it. Daisy and the band captured my heart."--Reese Witherspoon Everyone knows DAISY JONES & THE SIX, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now. Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late si……more

  • Details about The Silent Patient [soundrecording]

    The Silent Patient [soundrecording]

    Alex Michaelides; Louise Brealey (Read by); Damian Lynch (Read by); Jack Hawkins (Read by)

    "That rarest of beasts: the perfect thriller. This extraordinary novel set my blood fizzing--I quite literally couldn't put it down." -- A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window This program includes a bonus interview with the author. Promising to be the debut of the season The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman's act of violence against her husband--and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive... Alicia Berenson's li……more

  • Details about The Night Tiger: A Novel [soundrecording]

    The Night Tiger: A Novel [soundrecording]

    Yangsze Choo (Read by)

    This program is read by the author. A sweeping historical audiobook about a dancehall girl and an orphan boy whose fates entangle over an old Chinese superstition about men who turn into tigers. Quick-witted, ambitious Ji Lin is stuck as an apprentice dressmaker, moonlighting as a dancehall girl to help pay off her mother's Mahjong debts. But when one of her dance partners accidentally leaves behind a gruesome souvenir, Ji Lin may finally get the adventure she has been longing for. Eleven-ye……more

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  • Details about The Favourite [videorecording]

    The Favourite [videorecording]

    Yorgos Lanthimos

    Early eighteenth-century England is at war with the French. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her friend Lady Sarah tends to her ill health. When a new servant Abigail arrives, Sarah takes her under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become time-consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps in to fill in as the Queen's companion. Their growing friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions, and no one will stand in her way.…more

  • Details about Can You Ever Forgive Me? [videorecording]

    Can You Ever Forgive Me? [videorecording]

    Heller, Marielle

    Lee Israel made her living in the 1970s and 1980s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. Though Lee Israel has undeniable profiling skills, her work has grown stale and hackneyed, rendering her profession unnecessary and insignificant. Now in times of financial hardship, Israel must find other ways to make a living. With assistance from her steadfast friend, Jack, the two endeavor to keep Israel afloat. With a dose of trickery ……more

  • Details about American Vandal: Season One [videorecording]

    American Vandal: Season One [videorecording]

    Alvarez, Tyler

    A true crime satire that explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left twenty-seven faculty cars vandalized with phallic images. Over the course of the eight-episode season, an aspiring sophomore documentarian Peter Maldanaldo investigates the controversial and potentially unjust expulsion of Dylan Maxwell, the troubled senior accused of the phallic vandalization. A parody done in a mocumentary style.…more

  • Details about Harriet Tubman: They Called Her Moses [videorecording]

    Harriet Tubman: They Called Her Moses [videorecording]

    Discover the real Harriet Tubman in this compelling documentary narrated by Alfrelynn Roberts and featuring expert interviews with leading scholars, including Dr. Eric Lewis Williams of the Smithsonian Institute and Carl Westmoreland of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. It also features remarkable early 20th century audio recordings of African-American spirituals sung by former slaves.…more

  • Details about Eating Animals [videorecording]

    Eating Animals [videorecording]

    Christopher Quinn

    Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer and narrated by co-producer Natalie Portman, this is an urgent, eye-opening look at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming. It offers attainable, common-sense solutions to a growing crisis while making the case that ethical farming is not only an animal rights issue but also one that affects every aspect of life.…more

  • Details about Shakespeare Uncovered [videorecording]

    Shakespeare Uncovered [videorecording]

    Benjamin Phelps

    Six episodes combine history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis and the personal passion of its celebrated hosts: Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Trevor Nunn, Joely Richardson and David Tennant, to tell the story behind the stories of Shakespeare's greatest plays.…more