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05/18/2016 - 4:08pm

A wild swan: and other tales Cover
Michael Cunningham
Lili Taylor, narrator
Billy Hough, narrator
A poisoned apple and a monkey's paw with the power to change fate; a girl whose extraordinarily long hair causes catastrophe; a man with one human arm and one swan's wing; and a house deep in the forest, constructed of gumdrops and gingerbread, vanilla frosting and boiled sugar. The people and the talismans of lands far, far away, the mythic figures of childhoods and the source of so much wonder, are transformed by Michael Cunningham into stories of sublime revelation.
FIC Cun
Apr 28, 2016
After the crash: a novel Cover
Michel Bussi
Daniel Philpott, narrator
Sam Taylor, translator
A night flight from Istanbul bound for Paris, filled with 169 holiday travelers, plummets into the Swiss Alps. The sole survivor is a three-month-old girl--thrown from the plane onto the snowy mountainside before fire rages through the aircraft. But two infants were on board. Is the miracle baby Lyse-Rose or Emilie? Both families step forward to claim the child--one poor, one powerful, wealthy, and dangerous.
FIC Bus
Apr 28, 2016
All stories are love stories: a novel Cover
Elizabeth Percer
On Valentine's Day, two major earthquakes strike San Francisco within the same hour, devastating the city and its primary entry points, sparking fires throughout, and leaving its residents without power, gas, or water. Among the disparate survivors whose fates will become intertwined are Max, a man who began the day with birthday celebrations tinged with regret; Vashti, a young woman who has already buried three of the people she loved most, but cannot forgot Max, the one man who got away; and Gene, a Stanford geologist who knows far too much about the terrifying earthquakes that have damaged this beautiful city and irrevocably changed the course of their lives.
FIC Per
Apr 28, 2016
Contrary motion: a novel Cover
Andrew Mozina
Scott Merriman, narrator
Matthew Grzbc is just an average newly divorced dad. He shares custody of his six-year-old daughter. He may still be in love with his ex-wife. He believes he probably doesn't deserve his sexy, successful, driven girlfriend. And he plays the harp. When his father dies unexpectedly, Matt is forced to confront his own mortality and the fleeting nature of life. He questions everything, from his romantic attachments to his professional aspirations.
FIC Moz
Apr 28, 2016
Death by water: a novel Cover
Kenzaburō Ōe
Deborah Boliver Boehm, translator
Paul Boehmer, narrator
Since his youth, renowned novelist Kogito Choko planned to fictionalize his father's fatal drowning in order to fully process the loss. Stricken with guilt and regret over his failure to rescue his father, Choko has long been driven to discover why his father was boating on the river in a torrential storm. Though he remembers overhearing his father and a group of soldiers discussing an insurgent scheme to stage a suicide attack on Emperor Mikado, Choko cannot separate his memories from imagination and his family is hesitant to reveal the entire story.
FIC Oe
Apr 28, 2016
Madam president Cover
Nicolle Wallace
Tavia Gilbert, narrator
Charlotte Kramer, the forty-fifth president of the United States, has given a network news team unprecedented access to document a day in her life. But while twenty news cameras are embedded with the president, the unthinkable happens: five major attacks are leveled on US soil. Her secretary of defense, Melanie, and her press secretary, Dale, must instantly jump to action in supporting the president and reassuring the country that the safety is in capable hands. And with all eyes on them, the three women hide secrets that could rock the West Wing.
FIC Wal
May 2, 2016
Maestra: a novel Cover
Lisa Hilton
Emilia Fox
Meet femme fatale Judith Rashleigh. She's a woman who knows what she wants, and exactly how to get it. A smooth confidence woman with a talent for self-invention, she's seen inside the invisible club of the debonair and wealthy, and she knows where she belongs.
FIC Hil
Apr 28, 2016
Sudden death: a novel Cover
Alvaro Enrigue
Natasha Wimmer, translator
Robert Fass, narrator
Begins with a brutal tennis match that could decide the fate of the world. The bawdy Italian painter Caravaggio and the loutish Spanish poet Quevedo battle it out before a crowd that includes Galileo, Mary Magdalene, and a generation of popes who would throw Europe into the flames. In England, Thomas Cromwell and Henry VIII behead Anne Boleyn, and her crafty executioner transforms her legendary locks into the most sought-after tennis balls of the time. Across the ocean in Mexico, conquistador Hernán Cortés and his Mayan translator and lover, La Malinche, scheme and conquer, not knowing that their domestic comedy will change the world. And in a remote Mexican colony a bishop reads Thomas More's Utopia and thinks that instead of a parody, it's a manual.
FIC Enr
Apr 27, 2016
The blue guitar Cover
John Banville
Gerry O'Brien.
Oliver Otway Orme, a semi-famous artist and petty thief, despairing of limits in his talents, flees when his latest theft is discovered and sequesters himself in his childhood home, where he struggles to understand how he reached his current state.
FIC Ban
Apr 28, 2016
The last painting of Sara de Vos Cover
Dominic Smith
Edoardo Ballerini, narrator
In 1631, Sara de Vos is admitted as a master painter to the Guild of St. Luke's in Holland, the first woman to be so recognized. Three hundred years later, only one work attributed to de Vos is known to remain - a haunting winter scene, At the Edge of a Wood. An Australian grad student, Ellie Shipley, agrees to paint a forgery, a decision that will haunt her. Because now, half a century later, she's curating an exhibit of female Dutch painters, and both versions threaten to arrive.
FIC Smi
Apr 27, 2016
The mulberry bush: a novel Cover
Charles McCarry
Robert Fass, narrator
In a rose garden in Buenos Aires, an unnamed American spy meets the beautiful daughter of a famous Argentinean revolutionary. He becomes infatuated, and so does she. But he is no ordinary spy--he is an off-the-books lone wolf who spent his first five years working for Headquarters hunting terrorists in the Middle East. Unbeknownst to his lenient handlers, he is loyal to a hidden agenda: to avenge his father, who was laughed out of Headquarters many years before and died a beggar.
FIC McC
Apr 28, 2016
The queen of the night Cover
Alexander Chee
Lisa Flanagan, narrator
Lilliet Berne is a sensation of the Paris Opera, a legendary soprano with every accolade except an original role, every singer's chance at immortality. When one is finally offered to her, she realizes with alarm that the libretto is based on a hidden piece of her past. Only four could have betrayed her: one is dead, one loves her, one wants to own her. And one, she hopes, never thinks of her at all. As she mines her memories for clues, she recalls her life as an orphan who left the American frontier for Europe and was swept up into the glitzy, gritty world of Second Empire Paris. To survive, she transformed herself from hippodrome rider to courtesan, from empress' maid to debut singer, all the while weaving a complicated web of romance, obligation, and political intrigue. Featuring a cast of characters drawn from history, The Queen of the Night follows Lilliet as she moves closer to the truth behind the mysterious opera and the role that could secure her reputation-or destroy her with the secrets it reveals.
FIC Che
Apr 28, 2016
The short drop Cover
Matthew Fitzsimmons
James Patrick Cronin, narrator
A decade ago, fourteen-year-old Suzanne Lombard, the daughter of Benjamin Lombard, then a senator, now a powerful vice president running for the presidency, disappeared in the most sensational missing-person case in the nation's history. Still unsolved, the mystery remains a national obsession. For legendary hacker and marine Gibson Vaughn, the case is personal; Suzanne Lombard had been like a sister to him. On the tenth anniversary of her disappearance, the former head of Benjamin Lombard's security asks for Gibson's help in a covert investigation of the case, with new evidence in hand. Haunted by tragic memories, he jumps at the chance to uncover what happened all those years ago.
FIC Fit
Apr 28, 2016
Grit: the power of passion and perseverance Cover
Angela Duckworth
Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur genius Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial such as identifying passions and following through on commitments. Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently bemoaned her lack of smarts, Duckworth describes her winding path through teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not genius but a special blend of passion and long-term perseverance. As a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Duckworth created her own character lab and set out to test her theory.
158.1 Duc
May 11, 2016
Alibaba: the house that Jack Ma built Cover
Duncan Clark
Jim Meskimen, narrator
An engrossing, insider's account of how a teacher built one of the world's most valuable companies, rivaling Walmart and Amazon, and forever reshaped the global economy. In just a decade and half Jack Ma, a man from modest beginnings who started out as an English teacher, founded and built one of the world's largest companies, an e-commerce empire on which hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers depend.
381.142 Cla
Apr 28, 2016
The ghost warriors: inside Israel's undercover war against suicide terrorism Cover
Samuel M. Katz
Peter Ganim, narrator
A true account of daring and deception in the modern Middle East relates the story of the Ya'mas, the Druze, Bedouins, Christians, and Jews who infiltrated Palestinian terrorist strongholds during the Second Intifada.
363.325 Kat
Apr 28, 2016
The warmth of other suns: the epic story of America's great migration Cover
Isabel Wilkerson
Robin Miles
In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America.
304.80973 Wil
May 11, 2016
Contagious: why things catch on Cover
Jonah Berger
Keith Nobbs, narrator
Why do certain products and ideas go viral? Wharton professor Jonah Berger draws on his research to explain the six steps that make products or ideas contagious.
658.8342 Ber
May 18, 2016
Deep work: rules for focused success in a distracted world Cover
Cal Newport
Jeff Bottoms, narrator
Newport explains how to systematically train the mind to focus and reorganize work lives so that deep work is at the core. He argues why this shift is crucial to stay ahead in a complex information economy. Put simply: developing and cultivating a deep work practice is one of the best decisions people can make in an increasingly distracted world.
650.1 New
May 18, 2016
How not to die: discover the foods scientifically proven to prevent and reverse disease Cover
Michael Greger
Gene Stone
Robert Petkoff, narrator
The vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle. Greger examines the fifteen top causes of premature death in America--heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson's, high blood pressure, and more--and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches, freeing us to live healthier lives. The simple truth is that most doctors are good at treating acute illnesses but bad at preventing chronic disease. By following Dr. Greger's advice, all of it backed up by strong scientific evidence, you will learn which foods to eat and which lifestyle changes to make to live longer.
613.2 Gre
May 11, 2016
Black dragon river: a journey down the Amur River at the borderlands of empires Cover
Dominic Ziegler
Steve West, narrator
One of Asia's mightiest rivers, the Amur is also the most elusive. The terrain it crosses is legendarily difficult to traverse. Near the river's source, Ziegler travels on horseback from the Mongolian steppe into the taiga, and later he is forced by the river's impassability to take the Trans-Siberian Railway through the four-hundred-mile valley of water meadows inland. As he voyages deeper into the Amur wilderness, Ziegler also journeys into the history of the peoples and cultures the rivers path has transformed.
915.77 Zie
May 18, 2016
The Mathews men: seven brothers and the war against Hitler's U-boats Cover
William Geroux
Arthur Morey, narrator
One of the last unheralded heroic stories of World War II: the U-boat assault off the American coast against the men of the U.S. Merchant Marine who were supplying the European war, and one community's monumental contribution to that effort.
940.54293 Ger
Apr 28, 2016
Valiant ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the fate of the American Revolution Cover
Nathaniel Philbrick
Scott Brick, narrator
In September 1776, the vulnerable Continental Army under an unsure George Washington (who had never commanded a large force in battle) evacuates New York after a devastating defeat by the British Army. Three weeks later, near the Canadian border, one of his favorite generals, Benedict Arnold, miraculously succeeds in postponing the British naval advance down Lake Champlain that might have ended the war. Four years later, as the book ends, Washington has vanquished his demons and Arnold has fled to the enemy after a foiled attempt to surrender the American fortress at West Point to the British. After four years of war, America is forced to realize that the real threat to its liberties might not come from without but from within
973.382 Phi
May 18, 2016
Back from the dead Cover
Bill Walton
In February 2008, Bill Walton, after climbing to the top of every mountain he ever tried, suffered a catastrophic spinal collapse--the culmination of a lifetime of injuries--that left him in excruciating, debilitating, and unrelenting pain. Unable to walk, he underwent pioneering surgery and slowly recovered. The ordeal tested Walton to the fullest, but with extraordinary determination and sacrifice, he recovered. Now Bill Walton shares his life story in this remarkable memoir.
B Wal
Apr 28, 2016
Custer's trials: a life on the frontier of a new America Cover
T. J Stiles
Arthur Morey, narrator
A new biography of Gen. George Armstrong Custer that radically changes our view of the man and his turbulent times. Historian T. J. Stiles paints a portrait of Custer both deeply personal and sweeping in scope, proving how much of Custer's legacy has been ignored. He demolishes Custer's historical caricature, revealing a volatile, contradictory, intense person--capable yet insecure, intelligent yet bigoted, passionate yet self-destructive, a romantic individualist at odds with the institution of the military (he was court-martialed twice in six years). The key to understanding Custer, Stiles writes, is keeping in mind that he lived on a frontier in time. During Custer's lifetime, Americans saw their world remade. In the Civil War, the West, and many areas overlooked in previous biographies, Custer helped to create modern America, but he could never adapt to it. His admirers saw him as the embodiment of the nation's gallant youth, of all that they were losing; his detractors despised him for resisting a more complex and promising future. He freed countless slaves, yet rejected new civil rights laws. He proved his heroism, but missed the dark reality of war for so many others. Native Americans fascinated him, but he could not see them as fully human. Intimate, dramatic, and provocative, this biography captures the larger story of the changing nation in Custer's tumultuous marriage to his highly educated wife, Libbie; their complicated relationship with Eliza Brown, the forceful black woman who ran their household; as well as his battles and expeditions. It casts surprising new light on a near-mythic American figure.
B Cus
May 18, 2016
No dream is too high: life lessons from a man who walked on the moon Cover
Buzz Aldrin
Ken Abraham
Traber Burns, narrator
No Dream Is Too High whittles down Buzz Aldrin's event-filled life into a short list of the principles he values, each illustrated by fascinating anecdotes and memories.
B Ald
Apr 28, 2016
Notorious RBG: the life and times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cover
Irin Carmon
Shana Knizhnik
Andi Arndt, narrator
A visually rich, intimate, unprecedented look at the Justice and how she changed the world. From Ginsburg's refusal to let the slammed doors of sexism stop her to her innovative legal work, from her before-its-time feminist marriage to her perch on the nation's highest court, with the fierce dissents to match, get to know RBG as never before. As the country struggles with the unfinished business of gender equality and civil rights, Ginsburg stands as a testament to how far people can come with a little chutzpah.
B Gin
Apr 28, 2016
On my own Cover
Diane Rehm
In a deeply personal and moving book, the beloved NPR radio host speaks out about the long drawn-out death (from Parkinson's) of her husband of fifty-four years, and of her struggle to reconstruct her life without him.
B Reh
Apr 28, 2016
Sweet dreams are made of this: a life in music Cover
David A. Stewart
The prolific musician, songwriter, and producer behind Eurythmics and dozens of pop hits shares the never-before-told stories of his life in music - the drugs and the parties, the A-list collaborations and relationships, and the creative process that brought us blockbusters like Tom Petty's Don't come around here no more, Bon Jovi's Midnight in Chelsea, and Celine Dion's Taking chance. With a behind-the-scenes look at Stewart's innovative endeavours that keep him on the cutting-edge of the music business, this is a one-of-a-kind glimpse into the creative heart of one of its most gifted and enterprising contributors.
B Ste
Apr 28, 2016
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Michael Cunningham
Lili Taylor, narrator
Billy Hough, narrator
FIC Cun
Samuel M. Katz
Peter Ganim, narrator
363.325 Kat
Michel Bussi
Daniel Philpott, narrator
Sam Taylor, translator
FIC Bus
Isabel Wilkerson
Robin Miles
304.80973 Wil
Elizabeth Percer
FIC Per
Jonah Berger
Keith Nobbs, narrator
658.8342 Ber
Andrew Mozina
Scott Merriman, narrator
FIC Moz
Cal Newport
Jeff Bottoms, narrator
650.1 New
Kenzaburō Ōe
Deborah Boliver Boehm, translator
Paul Boehmer, narrator
FIC Oe
Michael Greger
Gene Stone
Robert Petkoff, narrator
613.2 Gre
Nicolle Wallace
Tavia Gilbert, narrator
FIC Wal
Dominic Ziegler
Steve West, narrator
915.77 Zie
Lisa Hilton
Emilia Fox
FIC Hil
William Geroux
Arthur Morey, narrator
940.54293 Ger
Alvaro Enrigue
Natasha Wimmer, translator
Robert Fass, narrator
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Nathaniel Philbrick
Scott Brick, narrator
973.382 Phi
John Banville
Gerry O'Brien.
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Bill Walton
B Wal
Dominic Smith
Edoardo Ballerini, narrator
FIC Smi
T. J Stiles
Arthur Morey, narrator
B Cus
Charles McCarry
Robert Fass, narrator
FIC McC
Buzz Aldrin
Ken Abraham
Traber Burns, narrator
B Ald
Alexander Chee
Lisa Flanagan, narrator
FIC Che
Irin Carmon
Shana Knizhnik
Andi Arndt, narrator
B Gin
Matthew Fitzsimmons
James Patrick Cronin, narrator
FIC Fit
Diane Rehm
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Angela Duckworth
158.1 Duc
David A. Stewart
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Duncan Clark
Jim Meskimen, narrator
381.142 Cla