• The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times

    The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times

    Obama, Michelle

    Drawing from her experiences as a mother, daughter, spouse, friend, and First Lady, Michelle Obama shares the habits and principles she has developed to adapt to change and overcome obstacles.

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  • Demon Copperhead: A Novel

    Demon Copperhead: A Novel

    Kingsolver, Barbara

    Set in the mountains of southern Appalachia, the story of a boy born to a teenaged single mother in a single-wide trailer, with no assets beyond his dead father's good looks and copper-colored hair, a caustic wit, and a fierce talent for survival. In a plot that never pauses for breath, relayed in his own unsparing voice, he braves the modern perils of foster care, child labor, derelict schools, athletic success, addiction, disastrous loves, and crushing losses. Through all of it, he reckons with his own invisibility in a popular culture where even the superheroes have abandoned rural people in favor of cities.

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  • A World of Curiosities

    A World of Curiosities

    Penny, Louise

    It's spring and Three Pines is reemerging after the harsh winter. But not everything buried should come alive again. Not everything lying dormant should reemerge. But something has. As the villagers prepare for a special celebration, Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir find themselves increasingly worried. A young man and woman have reappeared in the Sreu0165 du Qu01d4bec investigators' lives after many years. The two were young children when their troubled mother was murdered, leaving them damaged, shattered. Now they've arrived in the village of Three Pines. But to what end? Gamache and Beauvoir's memories of that tragic case, the one that first brought them together, come rushing back. Did their mother's murder hurt them beyond repair? Have those terrible wounds, buried for decades, festered and are now about to erupt? As Chief Inspector Gamache works to uncover answers, his alarm grows when a letter written by a long dead stone mason is discovered. In it the man describes his terror when bricking up an attic room somewhere in the village. Every word of the 150-year-old letter is filled with dread. When the room is found, the villagers decide to open it up.

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  • The Trump Tapes: Bob Woodward's Twenty Interviews With President Donald Trump

    The Trump Tapes: Bob Woodward's Twenty Interviews With President Donald Trump

    Woodward, Bob

    The intimate and astonishing audio archive of Bob Woodward's 20 interviews with Donald Trump. In this up-close, unvarnished self-portrait of Trump and his presidency, listeners will hear Trump as Woodward did: profane, incautious, divisive, and deceptive, but also engaging and entertaining, ever the host and the salesman, trying to sell his presidency to win Woodward over. Relying on familiar devices, airing grievances, stoking divisions, repeating himself to a staggering degree, as if saying something often and loud enough will make something true, Trump uses his voice as a concussive instrument, pounding in the listener's ear. Woodward at times breaks frame from the interviews to provide essential context or clarification. But for the most part the interviews proceed uninterrupted, fulfilling Woodward's goal of presenting Trump's voice and words for the historical record, and offering listeners the chance to hear and judge and make their own assessments.

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  • The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human

    The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human

    Mukherjee, Siddhartha

    From the author of The Emperor of All Maladies, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and The Gene, a #1 New York Times bestseller, comes his most spectacular book yet, about the transformation of medicine through our radical new ability to manipulate cells. Rich with Mukherjee's revelatory and exhilarating stories of scientists, doctors, and the patients whose lives may be saved by their work, this is the third book in this extraordinary writer's exploration of what it means to be human. Mukherjee begins this magnificent story in the late 1600s, when a distinguished English polymath, Robert Hooke, and an eccentric Dutch cloth-merchant, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek looked down their handmade microscopes. What they saw introduced a radical concept that swept through biology and medicine, touching virtually every aspect of the two sciences, and altering both forever.

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  • The Philosophy of Modern Song

    The Philosophy of Modern Song

    Dylan, Bob

    Dylan, who began working on the book in 2010, offers a master class on the art and craft of songwriting. He writes over sixty essays focusing on songs by other artists, spanning from Stephen Foster to Elvis Costello, and in between ranging from Hank Williams to Nina Simone. He analyzes what he calls the trap of easy rhymes, breaks down how the addition of a single syllable can diminish a song, and even explains how bluegrass relates to heavy metal. These essays are written in Dylan's unique prose. They are mysterious and mercurial, poignant and profound, and often laugh-out-loud funny. And while they are ostensibly about music, they are really meditations and reflections on the human condition.

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  • Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: [a Memoir]

    Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: [a Memoir]

    Perry, Matthew

    Matthew Perry takes readers onto the soundstage of the most successful sitcom of all time while opening up about his private struggles with addiction.

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  • Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman

    Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman

    Rickman, Alan

    Alan Rickman remains the one of the most beloved actors of all time across almost every genre in the American and British markets, from his breakout role as Die Hard's Hans Gruber to his heart-wrenching run as Professor Severus Snape, and beyond. His air of dignity, his sonorous voice, and the knowing wit he brought to each role have captivated viewers across nearly every generation alive today. But Rickman's artistry wasn't confined to just his performances. Fans of movies, theater, and memoirs at large will delight in the intimate experience of Rickman detailing the extraordinary and the ordinary in a way that is "anecdotal, indiscreet, witty, gossipy and utterly candid." He grants us access to his thoughts and insights on theater performances, the craft of acting, politics, friendships, work projects, and his general musings on life.

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  • The Boys From Biloxi

    The Boys From Biloxi

    Grisham, John

    Keith Rudy and Hugh Malco grew up in Biloxi in the 1960s and were childhood friends. But as teenagers, their lives took them in different directions. Keith's father became a legendary prosecutor, and Hugh's father became the "Boss" of Biloxi's criminal underground. Keith went to law school and followed in his father's footsteps. Hugh preferred the nightlife and worked in his father's clubs. The two families were headed for a showdown, one that would happen in a courtroom.

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  • Long Shadows

    Long Shadows

    Baldacci, David

    When a federal judge and her bodyguard are found dead, the case seems cut and dry. But as witnesses start disappearing, Amos Decker is pulled down a twisted tunnel of secrets, crimes, and scandal. (12/10/2022 12:13:40 AM)

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