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A Gentleman In Moscow A Gentleman In Moscow / Amor Towles

From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility—a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel.

Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.

Recommended by Currie M. (8/18)

 


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Braiding Sweetgrass Braiding Sweetgrass / Robin Wall Kimmerer

 As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on “a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise” (Elizabeth Gilbert).

Recommended by Linda B. (8/18)


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Cravings Cravings / Chrissy Teigen

In her second cookbook, model and Twitter queen Chrissy Teigen shares mouthwatering recipes and beautiful photos of food and family while keeping her style real and her sense of humor unapologetic.

Recommended by Melissa

10/18


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Dronescapes: The New Aerial Photography From Dronestagram Dronescapes: The New Aerial Photography From Dronestagram / Aypiri Karabuda

 Created in collaboration with Dronestagram, the world leading drone photography website, and Ayperi Karabuda Ecer, a highly renowned photography editor, Dronescapes is the first book to bring together 250 of the very best photographs taken by quadcopters around the globe. Readers will see the planet from entirely new vantage points, whether it’s a bird’s-eye view of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, a photograph taken inches away from an eagle in midflight, or a vertiginous shot taken above Mexico’s Tamul Waterfalls.

Recommended by Erin


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Help, thanks, wow Help, thanks, wow / Anne Lamott

Full of insight and clarity, this audio book tells the author's prayers in life, and how she navigates the frailty of people and her own missteps through prayer.

Recommended by Erin

10/18


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In Arabian Nights In Arabian Nights / Tahir Shah

 In this entertaining jewel of a book, Tahir Shah sets off across Morocco on a bold new adventure worthy of the mythical Arabian Nights. As he wends his way through the labyrinthine medinas of Fez and Marrakech, traverses the Sahara sands, and samples the hospitality of ordinary Moroccans, Tahir collects a dazzling treasury of traditional wisdom stories, gleaned from the heritage of A Thousand and One Nights, which open the doors to layers of culture most visitors hardly realize exist. From master masons who labor only at night to Sufi wise men who write for soap operas, In Arabian Nights takes us on an unforgettable, offbeat, and utterly enchanted journey.

Recommended by Peggy S. (8/18)


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The late show The late show / Michael Connelly
"Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night she catches two cases she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn. Against orders and her own partner's wishes, she works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night. As the cases entwine they pull her closer to her own demons and the reason she won't give up her job no matter what the department throws at her."--from author website.

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Less Less / Andrew Sean Greer

You are a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can't say yes--it would be too awkward--and you can't say no--it would look like defeat. On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world. QUESTION: How do you arrange to skip town? ANSWER: You accept them all. What would possibly go wrong? Arthur Less will almost fall in love in Paris, almost fall to his death in Berlin, barely escape to a Moroccan ski chalet from a Saharan sandstorm, accidentally book himself as the (only) writer-in-residence at a Christian Retreat Center in Southern India, and encounter, on a desert island in the Arabian Sea, the last person on Earth he wants to face. Somewhere in there: he will turn fifty. Through it all, there is his first love. And there is his last. Because, despite all these mishaps, missteps, misunderstandings and mistakes, Less is, above all, a love story.

Recommended by Meg

10/18


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Natural causes Natural causes / Barbara Ehrenreich

At the intersection of science and theology, this book explores the decisions we make regarding our health. Illuminating explanations of what happens to our bodies at the cellular level accompany a review of how our culture views aging and the lengths we go to avoid it.

Recommended by Erin

10/18


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No barriers No barriers / Erik Weihenmayer and Buddy Levy

No Barriers: A Blind Man’s Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon is a moving story of Erik Weihenmayer’s journey since descending Mount Everest, from leading expeditions around the world with blind Tibetan teenagers to helping injured soldiers climb their way home from war. Ultimately, he faces the most terrifying reach of his life: to solo kayak the thunderous whitewater of the Grand Canyon.

Recommended by Susan

10/18


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Once upon a river Once upon a river / Bonnie Jo Campbell

Margo Crane, a beautiful and uncanny markswoman, takes to the Stark River after a traumatic event leaves her alone in the back woods of Michigan. Independent and resourceful, she embarks on an odyssey in search of her vanished mother.

Recommended by Meg

10/18

 


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The Outsider The Outsider / Stephen King

 An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

As the investigation expands and horrifying answers begin to emerge, King’s propulsive story kicks into high gear, generating strong tension and almost unbearable suspense. Terry Maitland seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face? When the answer comes, it will shock you as only Stephen King can.

Recommended by Melissa N. (8/18)


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The Power The Power / Naomi Alderman

 In THE POWER, the world is a recognizable place: there's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power--they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets.

Recommended by Currie M. (8/18)


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The Power of Habit The Power of Habit / Charles Duhigg

 This is by far the best audio book I've listened to in the last year. Duhigg provides an insightful and scientific look into the effect that habits have on the human brain. With true-life stories woven throughout to highlight this new information, Duhigg takes the reader on an engrossing journey that truly has the power to not only inspire, but to transform our own lives.

Recommended by Melissa (6/18)


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The story of a marriage The story of a marriage / Andrew Sean Greer

 "We think we know the ones we love." So Pearlie Cook begins her indirect, and devastating exploration of the mystery at the heart of every relationship--how we can ever truly know another person.

It is 1953 and Pearlie, a dutiful young housewife, finds herself living in the Sunset District in San Francisco, caring not only for her husband's fragile health, but also for her son, who is afflicted with polio. Then, one Saturday morning, a stranger appears on her doorstep, and everything changes. Lyrical, surprising.

Recommended by Erin

10/18


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The Vacationers The Vacationers / Emma Straub

 A light-hearted summer read that highlights the dysfunction in everyone's family. A high-powered NYC family goes on a two-week vacation and have to grapple with mistakes they've made with each other to find a way back to a happy ending.

Recommended by Erin L.


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When The Lights Go Out When The Lights Go Out / Mary Kubica

 Jessie Sloane is on the path to rebuilding her life after years of caring for her ailing mother. She rents a new apartment and applies for college. But when the college informs her that her social security number has raised a red flag, Jessie discovers a shocking detail that causes her to doubt everything she’s ever known.

Recommended by Melissa

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