Descent : a novelBy Johnston, Tim, 1962-

Grant and Angela Courtland attempt to salvage their rocky marriage with a late-summer family vacation in the Rockies before sending their daughter, Caitlin, off to college on an athletic scholarship. The group also includes Caitlin's restless younger brother, Sean.... Read more

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The Equalizer (2 items)

The equalizerBy Washington, Denzel

Fan favorite Denzel Washington teams up with his Training Day director, Antoine Fuqua, in this absorbing thriller. Washington plays the lead character, Robert McCall, who possesses special combat talents which enable him to level the playing field and get justice for the powerless with extraordinary speed and physical prowess.... Read more

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My near-death adventures

My near-death adventures (99% true!)By DeCamp, Alison.

Stanley, an almost 12-year-old is the funniest and most unreliable (and I say this in the nicest way) narrator of a children's book I have read in a very long time. This book is chock-full of history, lumberjacks, hijinks, newspaper clippings from the 19th century, mean grannies (99.9% mean) AND mean cousins, yoopers, and fake letters that Stan wrote to himself from his long-lost dad who he thought was dead.
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One Summer: America 1927

One summer: [sound recording] America, 1927By Bryson, Bill

In his most recent book, Bill Bryson covers an amazing amount of history from just one year: 1927. Even more amazing is the fact that most of it took place within just a few months. Any other author may have been overwhelmed with all the information, but Bryson effortlessly transitions from one topic to the next.... Read more

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Fox's Garden

Fox's gardenBy Princesse Camcam, 1982-

This wordless picture book emotes such captivating, lyrical thoughts. A red fox, traveling wearily through the muted wintry forest, stops to rest in a village. House after house, person after person, kicks her away and shouts at her. She finds refuge in a greenhouse, next to a house where a little boy lives. He brings her a basket of food, only to find a surprise awaiting him in the greenhouse.... Read more

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The Whites

The Whites : a novelBy Brandt, Harry, 1949-

Crime fiction of the highest order from master Richard Price, writing as Harry Brandt. The action revolves around Sgt. Billy Graves, who back in the day was a member of a tight-knit group of urban crime-fighters known as the Wild Geese.... Read more

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Cat Out of Hell

Cat out of hellBy Truss, Lynne

Author Truss (Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation) brings us an alarming, hilarious book ripe for re-reading (you won’t believe what you are reading the first time around!) The narrator is Alec Charlesworth, a Cambridge periodicals librarian, who has just lost his dear wife, Mary. He receives some strange computer files from a colleague with whom Mary was working on a project.... Read more

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Tools for Living: Diabetes

Learn about diabetes and how to manage it with various activities and tips. This kit includes health resources, cookbooks, a DVD, and a sample copy of Diabetes Forecast Magazine. The kit checks out for three weeks and can be requested for pickup at any YDL location. 

Force Majeure

Force majeureBy Kuhnke, Johannes

Force Majeure a family psychodrama with dark comedic overtones and a powerful theme. It involves a happy Swedish family (Tomas, Ebba and two children) arriving at the site of a planned skiing vacation in the French Alps. While they are dining at an outdoor restaurant, an avalanche starts and threatens to consume the seating area. Everyone is screaming and trying to get out of the way before being crushed.... Read more

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry [sound recording]By Joyce, Rachel

Recently retired brewery salesman Harold Fry receives a letter one day from former co-worker Queenie Hennessy. He hasn’t seen Queenie in 20 years, and her letter explains that she is in hospice with an inoperable tumor, and she has written to say farewell. Harold composes a brief reply, walks to the mailbox to post it, but keeps walking instead. His idea is that Queenie will stay alive until he can get to her in person.... Read more

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That Night

That nightBy Stevens, Chevy

Toni Murphy and her boyfriend Ryan are high school sweethearts, living in a small town on Canada’s Vancouver Island. Toni is bedeviled by former friend Shauna and her buddies, bullies all, and is relieved to finally graduate. Shortly after graduation, however, during an evening when Toni and Ryan are out with Toni’s younger sister Nicole, the girl is brutally murdered.... Read more

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The roverBy Pearce, Guy

Fans of ultra-violent, post-apocalytic films (Mad Max, The Road): this movie is for you. The action is concentrated on one stretch of road in the bleak Australian outback. A no-nonsense loner named Eric (played by a grim Guy Pearce) has one and only one possession: his car. When a band of thieves get their vehicle stuck, they steal his. He trails them once he is able to free their damaged truck, bent on vengeance.... Read more

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GloriaBy García, Paulina

Paulina Garcia plays Gloria, a divorced woman in her late 50's. Once full of vitality and love of life, now she lives alone and works in an office. In the evenings after work, she frequents Santiago's social dance clubs, where she can have a drink and a lively time dancing and meeting people, but still ends up singularly lonely. Everything changes when she meets Rodolpho (Sergio Hernandez) and they begin a passionate romance.... Read more

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What We See When We Read

What we see when we read : a phenomenology ; with illustrationsBy Mendelsund, Peter.

As much a delightful art project as book, What We See When We Read is an exploration of the nature and mechanics of human imagination: how we visualize people and places in our minds that make a written work come alive for us as we read it.... Read more

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Award Winners & Bestsellers

Nobel Prize
2014 Prize in Literature
Patrick Modiano

National Book Award

2014 Prize for Fiction
by Phil Klay

2014 Prize for Nonfiction
Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China
by Evan Osnos

Newbery Medal
2015 award
The Crossover
by Kwame Alexander

Caldecott Medal
2015 award
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend

y Dan Santat

Printz Award

2015 award
I'll Give You the Sun
by Jandy Nelson

New York Times Fiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sales)
The Martian
, by Andy Weir
Devoted in Death
, by J.D. Robb
Make Me, by Lee Child
The Girl in the Spider's Web
, by David Lagercrantz
The End Game
, by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison

New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sales)
Why Not Me?, by Mindy Kaling
The Boys in the Boat
, by Daniel James Brown
Fast Girl, by Suzy Favor Hamilton with Sarah Tomlinson
Between the World and Me
, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
A Walk in the Woods
, by Bill Bryson


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Academy Awards

American Booksellers Association National Indie Bestsellers

Billboard Top 100 songs

Caldecott Medal

Coretta Scott King Award

New York Times Bestsellers

Newbery Medal

Printz Award