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  • Details about Small Fry: A Memoir

    Small Fry: A Memoir

    Lisa Brennan-Jobs

    A frank, smart and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents--artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs--Lisa Brennan-Jobs's childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa's father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in her, ushering her into a new world of mansions, vacations, and private schools. His attention was thrilli……more

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  • Details about Dead wake

    Dead wake

    Eric Larson

    On May 1, 1915, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were anxious. Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone, and for months, its U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the era's great transatlantic "Greyhounds" and her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlema……more

  • Details about Less

    Less

    Andrew Sean Greer

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER! A New York Times Notable Book of 2017 A Washington Post Top Ten Book of 2017 A San Francisco Chronicle Top Ten Book of 2017 Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, the Lambda Award and the California Book Award "I could not love LESS more."--Ron Charles, Washington Post "Andrew Sean Greer's Less is excellent company. It's no less than bedazzling, bewitching and be-wonderful."- - Christopher Buckley , New York Times Book Review Who says you can't run awa……more

  • Details about Her Majesty's Spymaster: Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the Birth of Modern Espionage

    Her Majesty's Spymaster: Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the Birth of Modern Espionage

    Stephen Budiansky

    Sir Francis Walsingham's official title was principal secretary to Queen Elizabeth I, but in fact this pious, tight-lipped Puritan was England's first spymaster. A ruthless, fiercely loyal civil servant, Walsingham worked brilliantly behind the scenes to foil Elizabeth's rival Mary Queen of Scots and outwit Catholic Spain and France, which had arrayed their forces behind her. Though he cut an incongruous figure in Elizabeth's worldly court, Walsingham managed to win the trust of key players like……more

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  • Details about Ten Years a Nomad

    Ten Years a Nomad

    Matthew Kepnes

    Part travel memoir and part philosophical look at why we travel, filled with stories of Matt Kepnes' adventures abroad, an exploration of wanderlust and what it truly means to be a nomad. "Matt is possibly the most well-traveled person I know...His knowledge and passion for understanding the world is unrivaled, and never fails to amaze me." —Mark Manson, New York Times bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Ten Years a Nomad is New York Times bestselling author Matt Kepn……more

  • Details about On the Plain of Snakes

    On the Plain of Snakes

    Paul Theroux

    Legendary travel writer Paul Theroux drives the entire length of the US-Mexico border, then goes deep into the hinterland, on the back roads of Chiapas and Oaxaca, to uncover the rich, layered world behind today's brutal headlines. Paul Theroux has spent his life crisscrossing the globe in search of the histories and peoples that give life to the places they call home. Now, as immigration debates boil around the world, Theroux has set out to explore a country key to understanding our current dis……more

  • Details about Start Finishing

    Start Finishing

    Charlie Gilkey

    A prominent productivity expert shows how to do more of the work that matters by converting ideas into finished projects. Though we’ve created more productivity tools and strategies than ever, many people are frustrated that they’re not making progress on what’s most important to them. We’re to-do list ninjas, knocking off task after task but doing less of what really matters. “The problem with most approaches to productivity is that they focus on superficial fixes ……more

  • Details about Death in Focus

    Death in Focus

    Anne Perry

    In the start of an all-new mystery series set in pre-World War II Europe, an intrepid young photographer carries her dead lover's final, world-shattering message into the heart of Berlin as Hitler ascends to power. Author Perry merges family secrets with suspense on the world stage, as darkness bubbles under the surface of a Europe on the brink of change.…more

  • Details about After the Flood

    After the Flood

    Kassandra Montag

    An unforgettable, inventive, and riveting epic saga with the literary force and evocative imagination of Station Eleven, Zone One, and The Road, that signals the arrival of an extraordinary new talent. A little more than a century from now, the world has been utterly transformed. After years of slowly overtaking the continent, starting with the great coastal cities, rising floodwaters have left America an archipelago of mountaintop colonies surrounded by a deep expanse of open water. Civilizatio……more

  • Details about The Braid

    The Braid

    Laetitia Colombani

    In this unforgettable international bestseller, three women from very different circumstances around the world find their lives intertwined by a single object and discover what connects us—across cultures, across backgrounds, and across borders. In India, Smita is an untouchable. Desperate to give her daughter an education, she takes her child and flees her small village with nothing but resourcefulness, eventually heading to a temple where she will experience a rebirth. In Sicily, Giulia ……more

  • Details about Night Boat to Tangier

    Night Boat to Tangier

    Kevin Barry

    From the acclaimed author of the international sensations City of Bohane and Beatlebone, a striking and gorgeous new novel of two aging criminals at the butt ends of their damage-filled careers. A superbly melancholic melody of a novel full of beautiful phrases and terrible men. In the dark waiting room of the ferry terminal in the sketchy Spanish port of Algeciras, two aging Irishmen -- Maurice Hearne and Charlie Redmond, longtime partners in the lucrative and dangerous enterprise of smuggling ……more

  • Details about Well Met

    Well Met

    Jen DeLuca

    All's faire in love and war for two sworn enemies who indulge in a harmless flirtation in a laugh-out-loud rom-com from debut author Jen DeLuca. Emily knew there would be strings attached when she relocated to the small town of Willow Creek, Maryland, for the summer to help her sister recover from an accident, but who could anticipate getting roped into volunteering for the local Renaissance Faire alongside her teenaged niece? Or that the irritating and inscrutable schoolteacher in charge of the……more

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  • Details about Little [videorecording]

    Little [videorecording]

    Tina Gordon Chism

    Abstract:  Jordan is a take-no-prisoners mogul who torments her long-suffering assistant and employees daily. She soon faces an unexpected threat to her personal life and career when she magically transforms into a thirteen-year-old version of herself.  …more

  • Details about Becoming Astrid [videorecording]

    Becoming Astrid [videorecording]

    Fischer Christensen

    Abstract:  Follows the story of Astrid Lindgren, future author of Pippi Longstocking. As a teenager, eager to break free from her loving but strict religious family in rural Sweden, she accepts an internship at a local newspaper where she attracts the attention of its married editor. After Astrid becomes pregnant, she embarks for Denmark to give birth to a son, whom she reluctantly leaves with a foster mother. When the foster mother falls ill, Astrid uses her imagination and gift for story……more

  • Details about The Public [video recording]

    The Public [video recording]

    Emilio Estevez

    Abstract:  When a brutal blast of cold hits Cincinnati, the public library transforms from a safe haven for the homeless into a potential war zone. Those who have no place of retreat to evade the cold stage a sit-in in the library where they are tended by members of the library's staff. Soon the police arrive and a stand-off threatens to bring tragedy to the homeless individuals and those who care about their well-being. An eye-opening exploration of the basic values of humanity plays out ……more

  • Details about Hotel Mumbai [videorecording]

    Hotel Mumbai [videorecording]

    Maras, Anthony

    Abstract:  A true story of humanity and heroism, this film vividly recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India. Among the dedicated hotel staff is the renowned chef Hemant Oberoi and a waiter who choose to risk their lives to protect their guests. As the world watches on, a desperate couple is forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn child.  …more

  • Details about Bang: Season One [videorecording]

    Bang: Season One [videorecording]

    Roger Williams

    Abstract:  Loner Sam and his ambitious sister, Gina, live in a decaying steel town in South Wales. Since the death of their father twelve years earlier, the two have taken divergent paths. Gina has a promising career in the police force, but Sam's life is going nowhere, until one day he gets his hands on a gun. Emboldened by newfound confidence, he begins to commit increasingly daring crimes.  …more

  • Details about Manhunt: Season One [videorecording]

    Manhunt: Season One [videorecording]

    Martin Clunes

    Abstract:  When the battered body of a French student is found on Twickenham Green in London, hardworking and humble DCI Colin Sutton is appointed the lead detective on his first big case. Despite objections from his superiors, Sutton believes the young woman's murder may be connected to a previous attack and embarks on a quest to catch a serial killer. Realistically portraying the ins and outs of police investigations, it tells the story of one detective's uncompromising search for justic……more

  • Details about Dynasties [videorecording]

    Dynasties [videorecording]

    Barrington, Rupert

    Abstract:  Nature depicted as never seen before: high stakes drama that goes deeper into the lives of five of the world's most celebrated and endangered animals than ever before: Chimpanzee, Emperor Penguin, Lion, Painted Wolf and Tiger.  …more

  • Details about Pet sematary [videorecording]

    Pet sematary [videorecording]

    K├Âlsch, Kevin

    Abstract:  In the forests of Maine, Ellie Creed discovers a mysterious Native American burial ground that has a strange property -- things buried there can come back. But they don't always come back the right way... Ellie tells her father about the burial ground. But when her brother, Gage, is killed by a truck, her father makes a deadly decision.  …more