• Beasts of A Little Land

    Beasts of A Little Land

    Kim, Juhea

    NEW FOR DECEMBER! Adult Fiction. “In this extraordinary historical novel, debut author Kim weaves together the story of friends and rivals trying to survive and thrive from the era of the Japanese occupation of Korea to the political purges of the mid-20th century. The book begins with a Korean hunter encountering a tiger in the snow when he is captured by a lost squad of Japanese soldiers. With its near-mythic evocations of several kinds of beasts, the prologue establishes the themes of the book. Gorgeous prose and unforgettable characters combine to make a literary masterpiece.” – Kirkus Reviews

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  • All Her Little Secrets

    All Her Little Secrets

    Morris, Wanda M.

    NEW FOR NOVEMBER! Adult Fiction. “Ellice seemingly has it all: an Ivy League law degree, a well-paying job as a corporate attorney in midtown Atlanta, great friends, and a ‘for fun’ relationship with a rich, charming executive—her white boss, Michael. But everything changes one cold January morning when Ellice goes to meet Michael… and finds him dead. And then she walks away. She can’t be thrust into the spotlight—again. Suddenly, Ellice’s past and present lives collide as she launches into a…race to protect the brother she tried to save years ago and stop a conspiracy far more sinister than she could have ever imagined…” – Publisher description

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  • Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience

    Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience

    Brown, Brene

    NEW FOR NOVEMBER! Adult Nonfiction. “In Atlas of the Heart, Brown takes us on a journey through eighty-seven of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human. As she maps the necessary skills and an actionable framework for meaningful connection, she gives us the language and tools to access a universe of new choices and second chances—a universe where we can share and steward the stories of our bravest and most heartbreaking moments with one another in a way that builds connection.”

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  • Flying Blind: The 737 MAX Tragedy and the Fall of Boeing

    Flying Blind: The 737 MAX Tragedy and the Fall of Boeing

    Robison, Peter

    NEW FOR NOVEMBER! Adult Nonfiction. “For decades, Boeing was known as an engineering firm devoted to quality and safety. Then two 737 MAX crashes—Lion Air in Indonesia in 2018 followed by Ethiopian Airlines in 2019—laid bare the dramatic change in Boeing and the human costs of shareholder primacy. Robison highlights the racialized response of Boeing and the blame directed at the skilled, non-American pilots and smaller foreign airlines. A remarkable look at corporate culture's impact on consumer safety, Flying Blind is a captivating and unsettling portrait of Boeing and American business.” – Booklist

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  • Grains for Every Season: Rethinking Our Way With Grains

    Grains for Every Season: Rethinking Our Way With Grains

    McFadden, Joshua

    NEW FOR NOVEMBER! Adult Nonfiction. “McFadden follows up his James Beard Award-winning cookbook Six Seasons with another essential guide to cooking by ingredient—this time with a focus on grains. Beginning with barley and ending with wild rice, this resource…demonstrates grains' versatility as the stars of entrée recipes (spiced brown rice with chickpeas) and as complementary ingredients (snack bars with quinoa, mango, nuts, and coconut). The book's highlights are its adaptable go-to sauces and dressings (to combine with other recipes as needed) and the sheer variety of takes on popcorn and pizza.”

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  • The Island of Missing Trees

    The Island of Missing Trees

    Shafak, Elif

    NEW FOR NOVEMBER! Adult Fiction. “On the divided island of Cyprus, Greek Cypriot Kostas and Turkish Cypriot Defne must hide their love by meeting secretly at a taverna that has a fig tree pushing its way through the damaged roof. Separated by the 1974 war but eventually reunited, they take a clipping from the tree to London, where it blossoms into a tree of its own in their garden—a symbol to their daughter, Ada, of the homeland she is trying to understand. ” – Library Journal

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  • The Sentence

    The Sentence

    Erdrich, Louise

    NEW FOR NOVEMBER! Adult Fiction. “Opening on All Souls' Day 2019 and closing on All Souls' Day 2020, thus embracing a year of pandemic and protest, this latest novel from Erdrich chronicles the experiences of an Ojibwe woman named Tookie who works at an independent bookstore in Minneapolis after her release from prison. Her life changes when the ghost of a recently deceased customer begins haunting the bookstore, pushing her and Ojibwe colleague Asema toward painful personal revelations with deep historical resonance.” – Library Journal

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  • Sex Cult Nun: Breaking Away From the Children of God, A Wild, Radical Religious Cult

    Sex Cult Nun: Breaking Away From the Children of God, A Wild, Radical Religious Cult

    Jones, Faith

    NEW FOR NOVEMBER! Adult Nonfiction. “In this outstanding debut, Jones recounts her upbringing in and escape from the infamous cult, the Children of God. Founded by her paternal grandfather…in 1968, the group, later referred to as ‘the Family,’ was notorious for its ‘radical practices,’ which required members to become full-time missionaries, forgo income, and submit to the ‘Law of Love.’ In thrilling detail, she describes a childhood spent off the grid throughout Southeast Asia… and how, after years of struggling and incidents of sexual abuse, she emancipated herself at age 23 and, through self-taught study, was later accepted into Berkeley Law School." – Publishers Weekly

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  • Will

    Will

    Smith, Will/ Manson, Mark (CON)

    NEW FOR NOVEMBER! Adult Nonfiction. “Will Smith's transformation from a fearful child in a tense West Philadelphia home to one of the biggest rap stars of his era and then one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood history…is an epic tale of inner transformation and outer triumph. But it's only half the story. Will Smith thought, with good reason, that he had won at life: not only was his own success unparalleled, his whole family was at the pinnacle of the entertainment world. Only they didn't see it that way: they felt more like star performers in his circus, a seven-days-a-week job they hadn't signed up for. It turned out Will Smith's education wasn't nearly over." – Publisher description

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  • Immune: A Journey Into the Mysterious System That Keeps You Alive

    Immune: A Journey Into the Mysterious System That Keeps You Alive

    Dettmer, Philipp

    NEW FOR NOVEMBER! Adult Nonfiction. “Dettmer, founder of science education YouTube channel Kurzgesagt, debuts with an immersive primer on immunology. ‘The immune system is the most complex biological system known to humanity, other than the human brain,’ Dettmer writes, and in four parts, he outlines the biological components responsible for maintaining human health. Dettmer does an admirable job of staying out of the weeds, and colorful illustrations bring the whimsy of his YouTube channel to the page. Full of facts and fun, this survey is sure to entertain.”– Publishers Weekly

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