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Audacity Jones to the Rescue

Audacity Jones to the rescueBy Larson, Kirby author.
Move over Anne Shirley, Harriet Welsch, and Eloise--there's a new spunky, resourceful heroine in town!
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The Magicians

The magicians : a novelBy Grossman, Lev
I'd describe The Magicians as "Harry Potter: The College Years," but that makes it sound more wholesome than it actually is. The Magicians are a crew of hard-drinking, sarcastic, self-absorbed 20-somethings who happen to be able to do magic. Their evolving friendships and poor choices in sexual partners are frustratingly relatable for anyone whose young adulthood was less than pristine.... Read more
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The Marriage of Opposites

The marriage of opposites : a novel based on the life of Rachel PizzarroBy Hoffman, Alice
The Marriage of Opposites first tells the story of young Rachel Pomié, daughter of a refugee Jewish merchant on the lush island of St. Thomas in the late 1800s. As a girl Rachel dismisseds tradition, favoring to learn the family business, write imaginative stories of the island’s folklore, and dream of far-away Paris.
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The Other Typist

The other typistBy Rindell, Suzanne
The setting is Prohibition Era New York, where quite ordinary Rose Baker is employed as a stenographer at the local police precinct. Listening to and typing up confessions taken in the station’s interrogation room is the highlight of Rose’s dull life.... Read more
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The Lightkeepers

The lightkeepers : a novelBy Geni, Abby
Experienced nature photographer Miranda takes an assignment on the remote Farallon Islands, also known as “The Islands of the Dead”, once the site of an important lighthouse. There she joins a group of biologists, expert in the various types of wildlife native to the area: a variety of birds, whales, sea lions and sharks.... Read more
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Tracks

Dear Emma

Dear EmmaBy Heaney, Katie
Harriet, the author of her college newspaper's pseudonymous student advice column "Dear Emma," is great at telling others what to do, dispensing wisdom for the lovelorn and lonely on her Midwestern campus. Somehow, though, she can't take her own advice.
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The Moon in the Palace

The moon in the palaceBy Randel, Weina Dai.
Weina Dai Randel paints a vibrant portrait of ancient China—where love, ambition, and loyalty can spell life of death—and the woman who came to rule it all.
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The Summer Before the War

The summer before the war : a novelBy Simonson, Helen
The bestselling author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand returns with a breathtaking novel of love on the eve of World War I that reaches far beyond the small English town in which it is set.
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What is Not Yours is Not Yours

What is not yours is not yoursBy Oyeyemi, Helen author.
The key to a house, the key to a heart, the key to a secret—Oyeyemi’s keys not only unlock elements of her characters’ lives, they promise further labyrinths on the other side.
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At the Existentialist Cafe

At the existentialist caféBy Bakewell, Sarah, author.
At the Existentialist Café tells the story of modern existentialism as one of passionate encounters between people, minds and ideas. Weaving biography and thought, Sarah Bakewell takes us to the heart of a philosophy about life that also changed lives, and that tackled the biggest questions of all: what we are and how we are to live.
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The Lonely City

The lonely city : adventures in the art of being aloneBy Laing, Olivia, author.
You can be lonely anywhere, but there is a particular flavor to the loneliness that comes from living in a city, surrounded by thousands of strangers. The Lonely City is a roving cultural history of urban loneliness, centered on the ultimate city: Manhattan, that teeming island of gneiss, concrete, and glass.
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Life Reimagined: the science, art, and opportunity of midlife

Life reimagined : the science, art, and opportunity of midlifeBy Hagerty, Barbara Bradley author.
A dynamic and inspiring exploration of the new science that is redrawing the future for people in their forties, fifties, and sixties for the better--and for good.
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The Rosie Project

The Rosie project [sound recording]By Simsion, Graeme C.
An Australian geneticist is looking for a wife, but finds himself smitten with a woman who's the opposite of what he thought he wanted. Funny, smart, and charming.
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Award Winners & Bestsellers

Nobel Prize
2015 Prize in Literature
Svetlana Alexievich

National Book Award

2015 Prize for Fiction
Fortune Smiles
by Adam Johnson

2015 Prize for Nonfiction
Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Newbery Medal
2016 award
Last Stop on Market Street

by Matt de la Peña

Caldecott Medal
2016 award
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear
b
y Lindsay Mattick, illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Printz Award

2016 award
Bone Gap

by Laura Ruby

New York Times Fiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sales)
The Obsession
, by Nora Roberts
One with You
, by Sylvia Day
Stuck-up Suit, by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
Fool Me Once, by Harlan Coben
Me Before You
, by Jojo Moyes
 

New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sale)
Hamilton: the revolution
, by Lin-Mauel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
The Rainbow Comes and Goes, by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
The Sleep Revolution, by Arianna Huffington
When Breath Becomes Air
, by Paul Kalanithi
Alexander Hamilton
, by Ron Chernow

 

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Caldecott Medal

Coretta Scott King Award

New York Times Bestsellers

Newbery Medal

Printz Award