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Adults--Nonfiction

Advice from 1 disciple of Marx to 1 Heidegger fanatic

Advice from 1 disciple of Marx to 1 Heidegger fanatic
by Santiago Papasquiaro, Mario
861.7 SAN


 

Bach: music in the castle of heaven

Bach: music in the castle of heaven
by Gardiner, John Eliot
BIO BACH


 

Bad boy: my life on and off canvas

Bad boy: my life on and off canvas
by Fischl, Eric
BIO FISCHL


 

Bay of Angels

Bay of Angels
by Wakoski, Diane



 

The boy detective: a New York childhood

The boy detective: a New York childhood
by Rosenblatt, Roger
BIO ROSENBLATT


 

The counselor: a screenplay

The counselor: a screenplay
by McCarthy, Cormac
812.54 MCC


 

Falling upwards: how we took to the air

Falling upwards: how we took to the air
by Holmes, Richard
387.732 HOL


 

The faraway nearby

The faraway nearby
by Solnit, Rebecca
BIO SOLNIT


 

The gorgeous nothings

The gorgeous nothings
by Dickinson, Emily
OVERSIZE 811.4 DIC


 

Letters to a young scientist

Letters to a young scientist
by Wilson, Edward O.
570.92 WIL


 

One summer: America, 1927

One summer: America, 1927
by Bryson, Bill
973.915 BRY


 

Patrick Leigh Fermor: an adventure

Patrick Leigh Fermor: an adventure
by Cooper, Artemis
BIO FERMOR


 

In praise of love

In praise of love
by Badiou, Alain



 

Shake

Shake
by Davidson, Carli
636.7002 DAV


 

The sleepwalkers: how Europe went to war in 1914

The sleepwalkers: how Europe went to war in 1914
by Clark, Christopher M.
940.311 CLA


 

Undisputed truth

Undisputed truth
by Tyson, Mike
BIO TYSON


 

Wave

Wave
by Deraniyagala, Sonali
BIO DERANIYAGALA


 

 

Adults--Fiction

Bleeding edge

Bleeding edge
by Pynchon, Thomas
FICTION PYN


 

Brown Dog: novellas

Brown Dog: novellas
by Harrison, Jim
FICTION HAR


 

Claire of the sea light

Claire of the sea light
by Danticat, Edwige
FICTION DAN


 

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena: a novel

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena: a novel
by Marra, Anthony
FICTION MAR


 

The cuckoo's calling

The cuckoo's calling
by Galbraith (J. K. Rowling), Robert
MYSTERY GAL


 

The dark road

The dark road
by Ma, Jian
FICTION MA


 

The daylight gate

The daylight gate
by Winterson, Jeanette
FICTION WIN


 

The goldfinch

The goldfinch
by Tartt, Donna
FICTION TAR


 

The golem and the jinni: a novel

The golem and the jinni: a novel
by Wecker, Helene
FICTION WEC


 

Hild

Hild
by Griffith, Nicola
FICTION GRI


 

The Interestings

The Interestings
by Wolitzer, Meg
FICTION WOL


 

Life after life: a novel

Life after life: a novel
by Atkinson, Kate
FICTION ATK


 

Longbourn

Longbourn
by Baker, Jo
MYSTERY BAK


 

The luminaries: a novel

The luminaries: a novel
by Catton, Eleanor
FICTION CAT


 

The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon

The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon
Series Title: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
by McCall Smith, Alexander

print & audio

The ocean at the end of the lane

The ocean at the end of the lane
by Gaiman, Neil
SCIENCE FICTION GAI


 

Rage is back: [a novel]

Rage is back: [a novel]
by Mansbach, Adam
FICTION MAN


 

Someone

Someone
by McDermott, Alice
FICTION MCD


 

The spymistress: a novel

The spymistress: a novel
by Chiaverini, Jennifer
FICTION CHI


 

Tenth of December: stories

Tenth of December: stories
by Saunders, George
FICTION SAU


 

We are water: a novel

We are water: a novel
by Lamb, Wally
LISTLIB DISC FICTION LAMB


 

 

Teens

All the truth that's in me

All the truth that's in me
by Berry, Julie
YA FICTION BER


 

Boxers

Boxers
by Yang, Gene Luen
YA GN FICTION YAN


 

Fangirl

Fangirl
by Rowell, Rainbow
YA FICTION ROW


 

Raven flight: a Shadowfell novel

Raven flight: a Shadowfell novel
Series Title: Shadowfell
by Marillier, Juliet
YA FICTION MAR


 

Saints

Saints
by Yang, Gene Luen
YA GN FICTION YAN


 

 

Kids

After Iris: a novel

After Iris: a novel
by Farrant, Natasha
J FICTION FAR


 

Battle magic

Battle magic
by Pierce, Tamora
J FICTION PIE


 

Counting by 7s

Counting by 7s
by Sloan, Holly Goldberg
J FICTION SLO


 

Flora & Ulysse : the illuminated adventures

Flora & Ulysse : the illuminated adventures
by DiCamillo, Kate
J FICTION DIC


 

Penny and her marble

Penny and her marble
by Henkes, Kevin
JEASY HEN (READER)


 

"When did you see her last?"

"When did you see her last?"
by snicket, lemony
J FICTION SNI


 

 

Kids picture books

Battle Bunny

Battle Bunny
by Scieszka, Jon
JEASY SCI


 

Building our house

Building our house
by Bean, Jonathan
JEASY BEA


 

Doug unplugged

Doug unplugged
by Yaccarino, Dan
JEASY YAC


 

Home

Home
by Onyefulu, Ifeoma
JEASY ONY


 

Kenta and the big wave

Kenta and the big wave
by Ohi, Ruth
JEASY OHI


 

No pirates allowed! said Library Lou

No pirates allowed! said Library Lou
by Greene, Rhonda Gowler
JEASY GRE


 

One gorilla: a counting book

One gorilla: a counting book
by Browne, Anthony
JEASY BRO


 

Play

Play
by Onyefulu, Ifeoma
JEASY ONY


 

Take me out to the Yakyu

Take me out to the Yakyu
by Meshon, Aaron
JEASY MES


 

Wild berries = Pikaci-Minisa

Wild berries = Pikaci-Minisa
by Flett, Julie
JEASY FLE