Weekly Staff Picks

What is the library staff most excited to get home and read? We recommend these latest releases!


The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design

Author: Roman Mars

ISBN: 9780358126607

Have you ever wondered what those bright, squiggly graffiti marks on the sidewalk mean? Or stopped to consider why you don't see metal fire escapes on new buildings? Or pondered the story behind those dancing inflatable figures in car dealerships?99% Invisible is a big-ideas podcast about small-seeming things, revealing stories...

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The Nightworkers: A Novel

Author: Brian Selfon

ISBN: 9780374222017

Shecky Keenan's family is under fire -- or at least it feels that way. Bank accounts have closed unexpectedly, a strange car has been parked near the house at odd hours, and Emil Scott, an enigmatic artist and the family's new runner, is missing -- along with the $250,00...

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The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the Struggle for American Freedom

Author: H. W. Brands

ISBN: 9780385544009

From New York Times bestselling historian H. W. Brands, the epic struggle over slavery as embodied by John Brown and Abraham Lincoln, two men with radically different views on how moral people must act when their democracy countenances evil.John Brown was a charismatic and deeply religious man who heard the...

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The Man Who Ate Too Much: The Life of James Beard

Author: John Birdsall

ISBN: 9780393635713

The definitive biography of America's best-known and least understood food personality, and the modern culinary landscape he shaped.After World War II, a newly affluent United States reached for its own gourmet culture, one at ease with the French international style of Escoffier, but also distinctly American. Enter James Beard, authority...

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Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon: Game of Thrones and the Official Untold Story of the Epic Series

Author: James Hibberd

ISBN: 9781524746759

It was supposed to be impossible. George R.R. Martin was a frustrated television writer who created his bestselling A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy novels to be an unfilmable saga bound only by the limits of his vast imagination. Then a pair of first-time TV writers teamed with HBO...

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Shelter in Place

Author: David Leavitt

ISBN: 9781620404874

It is the Saturday after the 2016 presidential election, and in a plush weekend house in Connecticut, an intimate group of friends, New Yorkers all, has gathered to recover from what they consider the greatest political catastrophe of their lives. They have just sat down to tea when their hostess...

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Zero Zone: A Novel

Author: Scott O'Connor

ISBN: 9781640093737

Los Angeles, the late 1970s: Jess Shepard is an installation artist who creates environments that focus on light and space, often leading to intense sensory experiences for visitors to her work. A run of critically lauded projects peaks with Zero Zone, an installation at the once upon a time...

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The Traveller and Other Stories

Author: Stuart Neville

ISBN: 9781641292030

A darkly glittering collection of Northern Irish noir by Stuart Neville, Los Angeles Times Book Prizewinning author The book is divided into two parts: New Monsters, which contains seven chilling stand-alone tales that traverse and blend the genres of crime fiction, horror, and speculative fiction; and Old Friends, which contains...

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Every Now and Then: A Novel

Author: Lesley Kagen

ISBN: 9781643853543

comes a heartfelt story about three young girls searching for adventure during the summer of 1960 from the New York Times bestselling author of Whistling in the Dark.That summer would change us . . . forever.The summer of 1960 was the hottest ever for Summit, Wisconsin. For kids seeking relief...

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Cuyahoga

Author: Pete Beatty

ISBN: 9781982155551

A spectacularly inventive debut novel that reinvents the tall tale for our times - "Cuyahoga defies all modest description ... [it] is ten feet tall if it's an inch, and it's a ramshackle joy from start to finish" (Brian Phillips, author of Impossible Owls) . Big Son is a spirit...

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