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Us : a novelBy Nicholls, David, 1966-
A British man takes a trip with his wife and teenage son to look at art in European cities after his wife tells him she thinks she wants a divorce. Can he save his marriage and get closer to his prickly son?
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Cast Away: True Stories of Survival from Europe's Refugee Crisis

Cast away : true stories of survival from Europe's refugee crisisBy McDonald-Gibson, Charlotte
The true stories of five refugees forced to leave their homes and make dangerous journeys to Europe in search of safety.
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So Much Things to Say : The Oral History of Bob Marley

So much things to say : the oral history of Bob Marley By Steffens, Roger, author, photographer.
"There has never been and will never be anything quite like this: reggae's chief eyewitness, dropping testimony on reggae's chief prophet with truth, blood, and fire." -Marlon James (cover annotation)
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The Alice Network: a Novel

The Alice network : a novel [sound recording]By Quinn, Kate
A haunted British WW1 spy and a pregnant, unwed American college girl team up in 1947 to learn what happened to a beloved cousin and a hated enemy in France.
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Unraveling Oliver

Unraveling Oliver : a novelBy Nugent, Liz, author.
"A psychopath's true face is reflected in a vast hall of mirrors--friends, family, and lovers--in this gripping, original tale. (cover annotation by Erica Ferencik)
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The Bedlam Stacks

The Bedlam stacksBy Pulley, Natasha
"Surrounded by local stories of lost time, cursed woods, and living rock, Merrick must separate truth from fairytale and find out what befell the last expeditions; why the villagers are forbidden to go into the forest; and what is happening to Raphael, the young priest who seems to have known Merrick's grandfather, who visited Peru many decades before." Publisher annotation
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Women Making Comics (4 items)

Graphic women : life narrative and contemporary comicsBy Chute, Hillary L.
Hillary Chute explores the verbal and visual techniques of Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Lynda Barry, Marjane Satrapi, Alison Bechdel, and Phoebe Gloeckner: these five cartoonists move the art of autobiography and graphic storytelling in new directions, particularly through the depiction of sex, gender and lived experience.
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Was the Cat in the Hat Black? : The Hidden Racism of Children's Literature and the Need for Diverse Books

Was the cat in the hat black? : the hidden racism of children's literature, and the need for diverse booksBy Nel, Philip, 1969- author.
"In this powerful, deeply-researched accessible study, Nel exposes the racial power of children's literature. A rousing call to consciousness and action.....shows how children's literature [can] help build an anti-racist future." (cover annotation-Robin Bernstein)
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The Possessed : Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them

The possessed : adventures with Russian books and the people who read themBy Batuman, Elif, 1977-
"The Possessed draws on Elif Batuman's articles in the New Yorker, Harper's, and n+1 to tell the true story of one woman's intellectual and sentimental education and her many strange encounters with fellow scholars devoted--absurdly! melancholically! beautifully!--to the Russian classics." (cover annotation)
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The Velveteen Daughter : A Novel

The velveteen daughter : a novelBy Huber, Laurel Davis author.
"The first book to reveal the true story of the woman who wrote The Velveteen Rabbit and her daughter, a world-famous child prodigy artist, (The Velveteen Daughter) explores the consequences of early fame, the effects of mental illness on art and genius, and the inability of a mother to save her daughter from herself." (Publisher annotation)
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Afterlife

AfterlifeBy Sakey, Marcus author.
"Ridiculously good...Sakey is the master of the mindful page-turner." cover note from Gillian Flynn " Truly incredible. An epic, original vision. My brain is still bent." cover note from Blake Crouch
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The Women in the Castle

The women in the castle [sound recording]By Shattuck, Jessica author.
Three German widows share their lives and stories following the end of World War II.
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Commonwealth

Commonwealth [sound recording]By Patchett, Ann
Tragedy binds together stepsiblings, whose tale is later told by the novelist lover of the youngest child.
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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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