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Brooklyn

Brooklyn : a novelBy Tóibín, Colm, 1955-
Eilis Lacey is happy living in a small town in Ireland with her mother and sister despite her uninspiring job and nonexistent love life. It is at the urging of her sister that she decides to take a leap of faith, and accepts an offer from an Irish priest who sponsors her trip to America.
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Did You Ever Have a Family

The Affinities

The affinitiesBy Wilson, Robert Charles, 1953-
Multiple award-winning author Wilson’s latest book speculates that in the future of this technology-heavy, inhospitable world, people will want to take advantage of advanced screening programs that will sort and assign them to one of the 22 affinity groups. Once in your Affinity family, you will find new social relationships, cooperation and love with people more attuned to how you really are.... Read more
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In the Language of Miracles

In the language of miraclesBy Hassib, Rajia
The Al-Menshawys are an Egyptian-American Muslim family living in suburban New Jersey. Samir and Nagla have three children, Hosaam, Khaled and daughter Fatima; joining the household is Nagla’s mother, Eshan. The family is facing the one-year anniversary of a terrible tragedy—troubled eldest son Hosaam killed his... Read more
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The Muralist

The muralist : a novelBy Shapiro, Barbara A., 1951- author.
B. A. Shapiro, the author of 2012’s well-received The Art Forger, brings another fine historical fiction, this time about beginnings of Abstract Expressionism in America. The novel takes place in the Depression Era, when many young artists were employed to create art by the WPA.... Read more
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The Quiet Girl

The quiet girl [sound recording]By Høeg, Peter, 1957-
Peter Hoeg (author of Smilla’s Sense of Snow) creates a brilliant character in Kasper Krone, a professional clown, psychic and classical musician with a preternatural ability to “hear” another person’s sounds.... Read more
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She's Leaving Home

She's leaving homeBy Shaw, William, 1959-
Shaw’s debut novel is a British police procedural which takes places in 1968 London, when popular culture was in a frenzy over the Beatles. Veteran Detective Sergeant Breen is assigned a murder case (a young woman strangled and dumped beside a locked garage) and the old curmudgeon is put off by being teamed with a young female novice policewoman who is super-excited about working with him.... Read more
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Part of our Lives : A People's History of the American Public Library

Part of our lives : a people's history of the American public libraryBy Wiegand, Wayne A., 1946-
Celebrated library historian Wayne A. Wiegand, a former library science professor and author of many articles and books over the course of his career, gives us a very readable and interesting look at the institution that has played such an important part in most lives: the American public library. He traces their growth and progress from private lending collections to the modern community-oriented information centers we know and love.... Read more
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Another Woman's Daughter

Another woman's daughterBy Sussman, Fiona
This simple yet affecting story takes place in South Africa and London between the years 1959 and 1985. Celia works as a cook and housekeeper for Rita and Michael Steiner, returning nightly to the townships where she lives. The Steiners are a deeply troubled couple, childless after several miscarriages, who become frightened at the growing unrest fomenting around the issue of apartheid.... Read more
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How to Watch a Film

How to watch a movieBy Thomson, David, 1941-
David Thomson has been called “the greatest living film critic and historian”. His new book will help all those who really love the cinema to get more out of their viewing by understanding a bit about the nuts and bolts the movie makers use to put together the films we see.... Read more
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Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads Titles for Grades 6-8 (9 items)

Return to senderBy Alvarez, Julia
After his family hires migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure, eleven-year-old Tyler befriends the oldest daughter, but when he discovers they may not be in the country legally, he realizes that real friendship knows no borders.
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Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads Titles for Grades K-5 (10 items)

Good-bye, Havana! Hola, New York!By Colón, Edie
When Fidel Castro's government takes over their restaurant in 1960, six-year-old Gabriella and her parents move from Cuba to New York City.
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The Heart Goes Last

The heart goes last : [sound recording] a novelBy Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
A young couple, trying to survive in a dangerous, dystopian world, agree to live in a town where things are not as they appear.
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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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