Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases

Medical school for everyone : [sound recording] grand rounds casesBy Benaroch, Roy.
A doctor presents 24 medical cases to illustrate how doctors think and make decisions.
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Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice

Unfair : the new science of criminal injusticeBy Benforado, Adam.
It is the opinion of many of us that there is something terribly wrong with our current system of criminal justice.... Read more
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The Nest

The nestBy Oppel, Kenneth, 1967-
A book written by Kenneth Oppel and illustrated by Jon Klassen? Another middle grade horror book? Yes please. I’m not one for sitting and reading a book in one sitting, especially a creepy book – ABOUT WASPS! I’m a bit ADHD when it comes to sitting still for too long, but this book is spellbinding and I did sit and read it in one sitting.... Read more
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My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

My grandmother asked me to tell you she's sorry : a novelBy Backman, Fredrik, 1981-
"The best stories are never completely realistic and never entirely made-up." So says the titular Granny in Fredrik Backman's second novel. Granny is a 77-year-old superhero and only friend to Elsa, a precocious and bullied 7-year-old who feels she doesn't quite fit into her divorced parents' new lives. Since her parents' divorce, Granny has regaled Elsa with tales of the Land-of-Almost-Awake and its kingdoms.... Read more
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A Man Called Ove

A man called Ove : a novelBy Backman, Fredrik, 1981-
Snarky, sweet, and sad, Fredrik Backman’s debut novel is wholly satisfying. Meet Ove: the curmudgeonly man next door, staunch in his principles and with a strong opinion on everything. Ove lives alone and is biding his time until he no longer lives. His beloved wife, Sonja, has already gone, and there were no children. He was forced into early retirement and feels his life no longer has purpose.... Read more
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Everything I Never Told You

Everything I never told you : a novelBy Ng, Celeste
Ng’s debut novel is the absorbing story of a multiracial family living in 1970’s Ohio. The parents, Marilyn and James, met in school. Although Marilyn was looking forward to a promising medical career, she gave it up to marry James, who had just finished his PhD. She becomes a homemaker, who projects her missed ambitions on her eldest daughter, Lydia.... Read more
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"Wish" Gives Us Hope

WishBy Cordell, Matthew, 1975-
Using minimal text and beautiful illustrations, Cordell captures the longing and pain of parents whose wish for a child is unfulfilled. This story strikes a deep chord of longing and love. You will read this story again and again.
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UprootedBy Novik, Naomi
For fans of the fantasy genre, this novel has everything you could want--royal intrigue, epic battles, wizards fighting evil, and a dash of romance. Naomi Novik adds incredible depth and history to the world she creates, weaving together real slavic legends like Baba Jaga with the imagined folklore of the world to create a story that feels as solid and rich as a Grimm fairytale.
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Seveneves : [sound recording] a novelBy Stephenson, Neal
This terrific science fiction novel is more like two books in one. In the first section, the main setting is the International Space Station. Scientists there, and around the world, are scrambling to preserve humanity after a catastrophic event threatens the destruction of Earth. The second part of the book jumps 5,000 years into the future, as the human race, living in a huge, complex environment in outer space, begins the return to Earth.... Read more
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Calling Dr. Laura

Calling Dr. Laura : a graphic memoirBy Georges, Nicole J.
With the new popularity of non-fiction comics, sometimes it is tough to weed through them all to find a gem. Calling Dr. Laura is one such gem. It follows the author as she tries to find her father, who she recently finds is alive, through a psychic. Along the way, we learn about Georges’ childhood, her strained relationship with her mother, and her partners, her friends, her music, her art, her community, her chickens and dogs.
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Displacement : a travelogueBy Knisley, Lucy
Lucy Knisley contributes to her always impressive comics oeuvre with her newest addition, Displacement : a travelogue. In this slice of Knisley’s life, we learn about her trip on a cruise with her grandparents.
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Station Eleven

Station eleven : a novelBy St. John Mandel, Emily, 1979-
An audacious, darkly glittering novel about art, fame, and ambition set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse, from the author of three highly acclaimed previous novels. One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve.... Read more
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Love Stuff

Love stuffBy King, Elle
A patron recommended this artist to me, and I'm glad I checked her out. The artist’s name is Elle King. King is influenced by rock ‘n’ roll, old and new, as well as pop and country. She has a rusty sounding voice, reminiscent of Wanda Jackson and possibly, and oddly, Tegan and Sarah. Her debut album, Love Stuff, is well polished. The overall production is great.... Read more
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The Power of Comics: History, Form, and Culture

The power of comics : history, form and cultureBy Duncan, Randy, 1958-
Many schools and colleges now have courses on comics. Duncan’s book can serve as a textbook for such a course, complete with end of chapter questions, a glossary, and activities. His co-authors, Matthew J. Smith and Paul Levitz, are both well-versed in comic history and culture (Levitz is a former President of DC Comics and the two other co-authors teach communications at the college level).... Read more
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Lighter Than My Shadow

Lighter than my shadowBy Green, Katie (Illustrator)
Katie Green tells the story of her complicated relationship with food and self image, starting from a young age, and how it was influenced by so many in her life. Divided into large sections distinguished by colors used, you get to see different influences on Green as well as different facets to the condition.
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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
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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Billboard Top 100 songs

Caldecott Medal

Coretta Scott King Award

New York Times Bestsellers

Newbery Medal

Printz Award