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  • Details about Indianapolis: the true story of the worst sea disaster in U.S. naval history and the fifty-year fight to exonerate an innocent man [sound recording]

    Indianapolis: the true story of the worst sea disaster in U.S. naval history and the fifty-year fight to exonerate an innocent man [sound recording]

    Vincent Lynn

    Based on new primary sources and interviews with 108 survivors, Vincent and Vladic reveal the untold stories of the crew left adrift for five days in the Philippine Sea as they battled dehydration, sharks, insanity, and each other; the Army spy who shepherded the bomb aboard Indianapolis; the hidden history of the Top Secret ULTRA program that could have saved the ship; and the survivors' fifty-year fight for justice. In this powerfully emotional account, the USS Indianapolis and its heroic crew……more

  • Details about Children of blood and bone: Legacy of Orisha series : Book 1 [sound recording]

    Children of blood and bone: Legacy of Orisha series : Book 1 [sound recording]

    Tomi Adeyemi

    Abstract:  Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.  …more

  • Details about An Absolutely Remarkable Thing [sound recording]

    An Absolutely Remarkable Thing [sound recording]

    Hank Green

    Abstract:  In his much-anticipated debut novel, Hank Green--cocreator of Crash Course, Vlogbrothers, and SciShow--spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have possibly imagined. The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship--like a ten-……more

  • Details about The good neighbor: the life and work of Fred Rogers [sound recording]

    The good neighbor: the life and work of Fred Rogers [sound recording]

    Maxwell King

    Abstract:  Maxwell King delivers the first full-length biography of Fred Rogers, telling the story of this utterly unique and enduring American icon. Drawing on original interviews, oral histories, and archival documents, he traces Rogers's personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work, including a surprising decision to walk away from the show to make television for adults, only to return to the neighborhood with increasingly sophisticated episodes, written in collabor……more

  • Details about Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered: A Definitive How-To [soundrecording]

    Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered: A Definitive How-To [soundrecording]

    Karen Kilgariff

    The highly anticipated first book by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, the voices behind the number one hit podcast My Favorite Murder! Sharing never-before-heard stories ranging from their struggles with depression, eating disorders, and addiction, Karen and Georgia irreverently recount their biggest mistakes and deepest fears, reflecting on the formative life events that shaped them into two of the most followed voices in the nation…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 An American Marriage [sound recording]

    An American Marriage [sound recording]

    Tayari Jones

    Abstract:  Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American dream and the new South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort……more

  • Details about When You Read This [sound recording]

    When You Read This [sound recording]

    Mary Adkins

    Abstract:  When Iris dies at only thirty-three, her boss, PR maven Smith Simonyi learns that Iris created a blog filled with sharp, funny musings on the end of a life not quite fulfilled. She also made one final request: for Smith to get her posts published as a book. With the help of his charmingly eager, if overbearingly forthright, new intern Carl, Smith tackles the task of fulfilling Iris's last wish.  …more