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The Nameless City

The Nameless CityBy Hicks, Faith Erin author, artist.
Kaidu is new to The Nameless City, which his people named Daidu when they conquered it 30 years before. He has come to be trained as a Dao warrior, whether he likes it or not, and to meet his father for the first time. However, the Nameless City is not what Kaidu expected, and when he meets a girl name Rat he begins to question his own people’s control over the city.
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Another Brooklyn

Another Brooklyn : a novelBy Woodson, Jacqueline
"Another Brooklyn is heartbreaking and restorative, a gorgeous paean to all we must leave behind on the path to becoming ourselves." --Tracy K. Smith "Jacqueline Woodson sings memory. Her words like summer lightning get caught in my throat...a wild sea pausing in the wind." -Sister Sonia Sanchez
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Kill 'em and Leave : Searching for James Brown and the American Soul

Kill 'em and leave : searching for James Brown and the American soulBy McBride, James, 1957-
"National Book Award winner James McBride goes in search of the "real" James Brown--and his surprising journey illuminates the ways in which our cultured heritage has been shaped by Brown's legacy."-Jacket
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The Vegetarian

The vegetarian : a novelBy Han, Kang, 1970-
"This is a horror story in its depiction of the unknowability of others—of the sudden feeling that you've never actually known someone close to you. It's also a decidedly literary story for its exploration of despair, inner unrest, and the pain of coming to understand yourself." -Publishers Weekly
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This Must Be the Place

This must be the placeBy O'Farrell, Maggie, 1972- author.
"A magical story...When it ends, the reader is stunned and grateful." -Publishers Weekly
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Onwards towards our noble deaths

Onward towards our noble deathsBy Mizuki, Shigeru, 1924-
"[A] semi-autobiographical account of the desperate final weeks of a Japanese infantry unit at the end of World War Two. The soldiers are instructed that they must go into battle and die for the honor of their country, with certain execution facing them if they return alive"--Publisher's web site. 9/16
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the jealous kind

The jealous kindBy Burke, James Lee, 1936- author.
From New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke--an atmospheric, coming-of-age story set in 1952 Texas, as the Korea War rages.... Read more
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the battle of Half Moon Mountain

The battle of Half Moon Mountain : one family's western odysseyBy Crownover, James D.
Silver bullets, bears, blizzards, and buffalo occupy the Harris family as they settle into their new life on the Middle Fork of the Little Red River. 9/16
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Rob thy neighbor

Rob thy neighborBy Thurlo, David author.
"Charlie Henry and his friends are enjoying a cookout on a relaxing Sunday afternoon. But when a gunshot rings out in the neighborhood, Charlie is abruptly brought back to a world he's all too familiar with. As he and best friend Gordon run to the sourceof the shot, they happen upon two masked intruders in their next-door neighbor's house.... Read more
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The Underground Railroad AND Underground Airlines (2 items)

Underground AirlinesBy Winters, Ben H. author.
It’s time for a double-header: this is a two-book review. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead and Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters Both are fictional stories of slavery, and each narrates one person’s experience. ... Read more
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The Underground Railroad AND Underground Airlines (2 items)

The underground railroad : a novelBy Whitehead, Colson, 1969- author.
It’s time for a double-header: this is a two-book review. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead and Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters Both are fictional stories of slavery, and each narrates one person’s experience.
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Empire of Storms

Empire of stormsBy Maas, Sarah J. author.
Aelin Galathynius finally casts off the assassin shadow of her former self in this 5th installment of the Throne of Glass series.
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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 Last Mile
, by David Baldacci
The Obsession
, by Nora Roberts
Stuck-up Suit, by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
Bounty, by Kristen Ashley
The Girl on the Train
, by Paula Hawkins
 

New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sale)
The Rainbow Comes and Goes, by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
The Sleep Revolution, by Arianna Huffington
When Breath Becomes Air
, by Paul Kalanithi
Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates
, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaegar
Alexander Hamilton
, by Ron Chernow

 

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Coretta Scott King Award

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Newbery Medal

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