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Runner

By Patrick Lee
Audiobook

Sam Dryden, whose wife and daughter were killed in a car accident five years ago, is living a quiet life in a coastal California town...»

By Christy, Adult Services
10/6/14 | Audiobooks

A Lifetime of Fiction: The 500 Most Recommended Reads for Ages 2 to 102

By William Patrick Martin
Book

If you are an avid reader like myself you are always on the lookout for a good book. While browsing the shelves I came upon a helpful...»

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By Monique, Outreach Services
10/20/14 | Nonfiction

Kill My Mother : A Graphic Novel

By Jules Feiffer
Book

At age 85, Jules Feiffer is still receiving great reviews from all the major journals for his first graphic novel. Kill My Mother is...»

The Diviners

By Libba Bray
Book

Dystopias, supernatural happenings, monsters and vampires are everywhere you look in teen literature these days. The Diviners does...»

Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant

By Roz Chast
Book

New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast was the sole caregiver for her +90 year-old parents: in their own apartment, into assisted living and...»

The Quick : a novel

By Lauren Owen
Book

This is a quietly powerful Gothic love story about vampires and vampire-killers set in Victorian London (1892), the era when Dracula...»

Runner

By Patrick Lee
Audiobook

Sam Dryden, whose wife and daughter were killed in a car accident five years ago, is living a quiet life in a coastal California town...»

A Lifetime of Fiction: The 500 Most Recommended Reads for Ages 2 to 102

By William Patrick Martin
Book

If you are an avid reader like myself you are always on the lookout for a good book. While browsing the shelves I came upon a helpful...»

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Chestnut Street

By Maeve Binchy

Across town from St. Jarlath’s Crescent, featured in Minding Frankie, is Chestnut Street, where neighbors come and go. Behind their closed doors we encounter very different people with different life circumstances, occupations, and sensibilities.

The Target

By David Baldacci

Earl Fontaine, a terminally ill Alabama death row prisoner, plans one last killing that will personally affect Robie and his fellow agent, Jessica Reel. Meanwhile Evan Tucker, the head of the CIA, recommends Robie and Reel for a mission to assassinate a foreign leader.

The Invisible Woman

Nelly, a happily-married mother and schoolteacher, is haunted by her past. Her memories, provoked by remorse and guilt, take us back in time to follow the story of her relationship with Charles Dickens with whom she discovered an exciting but fragile complicity.

Detroit Unleaded

An ambitious Lebanese-American youth is forced to take over his family's gas station after his father's death.

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Nobel Prize

2013 Prize in Literature
Alice Munro

National Book Award

2013 Prize for Fiction
The Good Lord Bird
by James McBride

2013 Prize for Nonfiction
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America

by George Packer

Newbery Medal
2014 award
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
by Kate DiCamillo

Caldecott Medal
2014 award
Locomotive

by Brian Floca

Printz Award

2014 award
Midwinterblood

by Marcus Sedgwick

New York Times Fiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sales)
Gone Girl
, by Gillian Flynn
Deadline
, by John Sandford
The Best of Me
, by Nicholas Sparks
Burn
, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
Paris Match
, by Stuart Woods

New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sales)
Killing Patton
, by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
Not That Kind of Girl
, by Lena Dunham
The Innovators
, by Walter Isaacson
Being Mortal
, by Atul Gawande
Stop the Coming Civil War
, by Michael Savage