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  • Small fry

    Small fry2018

    by Lisa Brennan-Jobs

    (7,908)

    Summary: A frank, smart and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents -- artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs -- Lisa Brennan-Jobs'...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: B BRENNAN-JOBS

    Location: Adult Biographies

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Lake Success : a novel

    Lake Success : a novel2018

    by Gary Shteyngart

    (4,756)

    Summary: "When his dream of the perfect marriage, the perfect son, and the perfect life implodes, a Wall Street millionaire takes a cross-country bus trip in search of his college sweetheart and ideals of...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F SHTEYNGART

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Cherry

    Cherry2018

    by Nico Walker

    (4,419)

    Summary: "Jesus' Son meets Reservoir Dogs in a breakneck-paced debut novel about love, war, bank robberies, and heroin. Cleveland, 2003. A young man is just a college freshman when he meets Emily. They share...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F WALKER

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Won't you be my neighbor? [DVD]

    Won't you be my neighbor?2018

    Summary: As one of America's most beloved children's show hosts, Mr. Rogers remains one of the most iconic television figures for families worldwide. This documentary takes a closer look at the person behind...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD B ROGERS

    Location: DVDs Biography

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • Where the crawdads sing

    Where the crawdads sing2018

    by Delia Owens

    (110,821)

    Summary: "For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She's barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F OWENS

    Location: New Adult Fiction, Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 0 of 6 details

  • The incendiaries

    The incendiaries2018

    by R. O. Kwon

    (9,326)

    Summary: Phoebe Lin and Will Kendall meet in their first month at prestigious Edwards University. Phoebe is a glamorous girl who doesn't tell anyone she blames herself for her mother's recent death. Will is a...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F KWON

    Location: On Display

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • My year of rest and relaxation

    My year of rest and relaxation2018

    by Ottessa Moshfegh

    (23,571)

    Summary: "From one of our boldest, most celebrated new literary voices, a shocking and tender novel about a young woman's efforts to sustain a state of deep hibernation over the course of a year on the Upper...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F MOSHFEGH

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Deadpool 2 [DVD]

    Deadpool 22018

    Summary: Deadpool organizes a team to protect a mutant boy from a time-traveling cyborg.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD ACT/ADV DEADPOOL

    Location: DVDs Action/Adventure, Hot Picks

    copies in: 3 of 5 details

  • Vox

    Vox2018

    by Christina Dalcher

    (19,121)

    Summary: On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than one hundred words per day, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial. This can't happen here. Not in America. Not to her. This is...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F DALCHER

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • Severance

    Severance2018

    by Ling Ma

    (9,096)

    Summary: Candace Chen, a millennial drone self-sequestered in a Manhattan office tower, is devoted to routine. With the recent passing of her Chinese immigrant parents, she's had her fill of uncertainty....  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F MA

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Avengers [DVD]. Infinity war

    Avengers . Infinity war2018

    Summary: As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD ACT/ADV AVENGERS

    Location: DVDs Action/Adventure

    copies in: 2 of 4 details

  • All the answers

    All the answers2018

    by Michael Kupperman

    (685)

    Summary: In this moving graphic memoir, Michael Kupperman traces the life of his reclusive father -- the once-world-famous Joel Kupperman, Quiz Kid. That his father is slipping into dementia -- seems to...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 791.44 KUP

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • A river of stars : a novel

    A river of stars : a novel2018

    by Vanessa Hua

    (2,027)

    Summary: "In a powerful debut novel about motherhood, immigration, and identity, a pregnant Chinese woman makes her way to California and stakes a claim to the American dream. Holed up with other moms-to-be...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F HUA

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Spinning silver

    Spinning silver2018

    by Naomi Novik

    (30,340)

    Summary: Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father's inability to collect his debts has left his family on the edge of poverty -- until Miryem takes matters into her own hands....  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F NOVIK

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The tangled tree : a radical new history of life

    The tangled tree : a radical new history of life2018

    by David Quammen

    (1,052)

    Summary: Quammen explains how recent discoveries in molecular biology can change our understanding of evolution and life's history, with powerful implications for human health and even our own human nature.

    BOOK

    Call #: 576.8 QUA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Mere Wife

    The Mere Wife2018

    by Maria Dahvana Headley

    (1,579)

    Summary: New York Times bestselling author Maria Dahvana Headley presents a modern retelling of the literary classic Beowulf , set in American suburbia as two mothers—a housewife and a battle-hardened...  more »

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  • Fly girls : how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history
    Staff Pick

    Fly girls : how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history2018

    by Keith O'Brien

    (1,766)

    Summary: Keith O'Brien weaves together the stories of five remarkable women: Florence Klingensmith, a high school dropout who worked for a dry cleaner in Fargo, North Dakota; Ruth Elder, an Alabama housewife;...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 629.13 O'BR

    Location: Adult Displays - Near New Arrivals

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Revenge [DVD]

    Revenge2018

    Summary: Debut director Coralie Fargeat announces her stunning arrival, painting a crimson canvas of hypnotic beauty and bloody retribution in this razor-sharp feminist subversion of the revenge-thriller. Jen...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA REVENGE

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • You were never really here [DVD]

    You were never really here2018

    Summary: A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA YOU

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The endless [DVD]

    The endless2018

    Summary: This mind-bending thriller follows two brothers who receive a cryptic video message inspiring them to revisit the UFO death cult they escaped a decade earlier. Hoping to find the closure that they...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD SCI FIC ENDLESS

    Location: DVDs SCI-FI

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Isle of dogs [Blu-ray]

    Isle of dogs2018

    Summary: When all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to vast Trash Island, 12-year-old Atari sets off in search of his bodyguard dog, Spots. With the assistance of his newfound mongrel friends, he...  more »

    BLU-RAY

    Call #: BLU ACT/ADV ISLE

    Location: Blu-rays Action/Adventure

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • The death of Stalin [DVD]

    The death of Stalin2018

    Summary: When the tyrannical ruler Stalin dies, his hapless inner circle scrambles to come up with the next evolution of the revolution, but it's clear everyone is really out for themselves. Proof that comedy, like politics, is all in the execution.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD COMEDY DEATH

    Location: DVDs Comedy

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Tully [DVD]

    Tully2018

    Summary: When mother Marlo gives birth to her third baby, she wasn't expecting to hire a nanny to help with the newborn. Her brother contracts the services of young Tully as a nanny on Marlo's behalf,...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD COMEDY TULLY

    Location: DVDs Comedy

    copies in: 3 of 3 details

  • Ready player one [DVD]

    Ready player one2018

    Summary: It's 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse, but the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD SCI FIC READY

    Location: DVDs SCI-FI

    copies in: 1 of 4 details

  • The great believers

    The great believers2018

    by Rebecca Makkai

    (14,654)

    Summary: "A dazzling new novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris, by the acclaimed and award-winning author Rebecca Makkai In 1985, Yale...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F MAKKAI

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Give me your hand

    Give me your hand2018

    by Megan E Abbott

    (9,722)

    Summary: "Kit Owens harbored only modest ambitions for herself when the mysterious Diane Fleming appeared in her high school chemistry class. But Diane's academic brilliance lit a fire in Kit, and the two...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F ABBOTT

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The kiss quotient

    The kiss quotient2018

    by Helen Hoang

    (51,429)

    Summary: "A heartwarming and refreshing debut novel that proves one thing: there's not enough data in the world to predict what will make your heart tick. Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F HOANG

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • A quiet place [DVD]

    A quiet place2018

    Summary: A powerful and evil force threatens to attack a family whenever they make a noise, causing them to plunge into lives of silence. Any move they make, they live with the terrifying threat of being...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA QUIET

    Location: DVDs Drama, Hot Picks

    copies in: 4 of 4 details

  • High as hope [music CD]

    High as hope2018

    by Florence + the Machine

    Summary: This is the fourth studio album by the English indie rock band Florence and the Machine. It was preceded by the singles "Sky Full of Song" and "Hunger." The album was produced by Florence Welch...  more »

    MUSIC CD

    Call #: CD/POP FLO

    Location: Music CDs

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Sparsholt Affair

    The Sparsholt Affair2018

    by Alan Hollinghurst

    Summary: " Call Me By Your Name meets Evelyn Waugh in a gorgeous novel about the generations-long aftershocks of a youthful tryst." — Esquire From the winner of the Man Booker Prize, a masterly novel...  more »

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  • Asymmetry

    Asymmetry2018

    by Lisa Halliday

    (10,973)

    Summary: NATIONAL BESTSELLER "Asymmetry is extraordinary...Halliday has written, somehow all at once, a transgressive roman a clef, a novel of ideas and a politically engaged work of metafiction."...  more »

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  • Bad blood : secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startup
    Staff Pick

    Bad blood : secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startup2018

    by John Carreyrou

    (53,567)

    Summary: In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 338.768 CAR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • God save Texas : a journey into the soul of the Lone Star State

    God save Texas : a journey into the soul of the Lone Star State2018

    by Lawrence Wright

    (2,590)

    Summary: Texas is arguably the most controversial state in America. It is a red state in the heart of Trumpland that hasn't elected a Democrat to a statewide office in more than twenty years, but it is also a...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 976.4 WRI

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Last stories

    Last stories2018

    by William Trevor

    (612)

    Summary: "The beloved and acclaimed William Trevor's last ten stories with a career that spanned more than half a century, William Trevor is regarded as one of the best writers of short stories in the English...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F TREVOR

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Florida

    Florida2018

    by Lauren Groff

    (10,682)

    Summary: The stories in this collection span characters, towns, decades, even centuries. Yet Florida-- its landscapes, climate, history, and state of mind-- becomes the gravitational center as Groff writes...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F GROFF

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • A place for us : a novel

    A place for us : a novel2018

    by Fatima Farheen Mirza

    (18,683)

    Summary: "As an Indian wedding gathers a family back together, parents Rafiq and Layla must reckon with the choices their children have made. There is Hadia, their headstrong eldest daughter, whose marriage...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F MIRZA

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • All we ever wanted : a novel

    All we ever wanted : a novel2018

    by Emily Giffin

    (51,230)

    Summary: "In the new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of First Comes Love and Something Borrowed, a woman is forced to choose between her family and her most deeply held values. Nina...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F GIFFIN

    Location: Adult Fiction, Hot Picks

    copies in: 6 of 6 details

  • Unsane [DVD]

    Unsane2018

    Summary: A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution, where she is confronted by her greatest fear, but is it real or a product of her delusion?

    DVD

    Call #: DVD DRAMA UNSANE

    Location: DVDs Drama

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • God's favorite customer [music CD]

    God's favorite customer2018

    by Father John Misty

    Summary: New 2018 album from Josh Tillman, hot on the heels of 2017's "Pure Comedy." Part-produced by Jonathan Rado from Foxygen. Cameos by Natalie Mering (Weyes Blood), Jonathan Wilson and The Haxan Cloak....  more »

    MUSIC CD

    Call #: CD/POP MIS

    Location: Music CDs

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Shawn Mendes [music CD]

    Shawn Mendes2018

    by Shawn Mendes

    Summary: Shawn Mendes is a Canadian singer/songwriter who attracted a following in 2013 when he began posting song covers on Vine. This is his third studio album.

    MUSIC CD

    Call #: CD/POP MEN

    Location: Music CDs

    copies in: 1 of 1 details