• Foster

    Foster

    Keegan, Claire

    Adult Fiction. “It is a hot summer in rural Ireland. A child is taken by her father to live with relatives on a farm, not knowing when or if she will be brought home again. In the Kinsellas’ house, she finds an affection and warmth she has not known and slowly, in their care, begins to blossom. But there is something unspoken in this new household—where everything is so well tended to—and this summer must soon come to an end. Keegan’s piercing contemporary classic is a heartbreaking story of childhood, loss, and love.” Publisher description

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  • I Want to Die but I Want to Eat Tteokbokki

    I Want to Die but I Want to Eat Tteokbokki

    Paek, Se-hŭi

    Adult Nonfiction. “Sehee grew up in Korea with an abusive father and a hypercritical mother. Internalizing their behavior, she questioned and criticized herself to the point of depression and severe anxiety. The depression is disruptive but not so debilitating that she does not still want her favorite foods, such as tteokbokki, a spicy rice cake popular in Korean cuisine. After initiating therapy with a psychiatrist, the author began to record her sessions. This is a sincere attempt at self-discovery that will resonate with young people who suffer from similar forms of depression and anxiety.” Library Journal

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  • The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times

    The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times

    Obama, Michelle

    Adult Nonfiction. “There may be no tidy solutions or pithy answers to life's big challenges, but Michelle Obama believes that we can all locate and lean on a set of tools to help us better navigate change and remain steady within flux. ‘When we are able to recognize our own light, we become empowered to use it.’ A rewarding blend of powerful stories and profound advice that will ignite conversation, The Light We Carry inspires readers to examine their own lives, identify their sources of gladness, and connect meaningfully in a turbulent world.” Publisher description

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  • Made With Love: Get Hooked With 30 Knitting and Crochet Patterns

    Made With Love: Get Hooked With 30 Knitting and Crochet Patterns

    Daley, Tom

    Adult Nonfiction. “Olympic diver Daley encourages readers to indulge in bright colors and create their own style in this fun collection of knitting and crochet projects. After leading readers through essential techniques, Daley offers 30 patterns: there's a stylish purple balloon-sleeve cardigan, a cute dog hat with pom-poms and neon-colored stripes, a patchwork blanket with tons of colors and textures, and a poncho in both adult and junior sizes. Daley's irreverent style and welcoming tone are a treat and his projects will encourage newbies while also providing challenges for those further along the path.” Publishers Weekly

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  • Marie Kondo's Kurashi at Home: How to Organize your Space and Achieve your Ideal Life

    Marie Kondo's Kurashi at Home: How to Organize your Space and Achieve your Ideal Life

    Kondō, Marie

    Adult Nonfiction. “Kondo returns with a wise guide to achieving one's ‘ideal lifestyle’ that builds upon the ‘spark joy’ philosophy laid out in The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. She invites readers to ask themselves ‘what do you really want to put in order’ and to imagine their perfect home. One's entryway should feel like ‘a sigh of relief’ with just one pair of shoes left out for each family member, a living room should ‘foster conversation’ and have a designated space for each object, and ‘a good kitchen makes cooking fun.’ This one's another must-read for Kondophiles." Publishers Weekly

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  • Now Is Not The Time To Panic: A Novel

    Now Is Not The Time To Panic: A Novel

    Wilson, Kevin

    Adult Fiction. “In Tennessee in 1996, Frankie Budge and her new friend, Zeke, create a poster and plaster it all over town as performance art. Unfortunately, the poster catches people’s imagination for all the wrong reasons, and it stays in the larger public consciousness for longer than Frankie and Zeke ever wanted. The signature slogan is Frankie’s, ‘The edge is a shantytown filled with gold seekers. We are fugitives, and the law is skinny with hunger for us.’ …once the narrative gets out of control, it creates serious and lasting damage, enough to cast a long shadow on Frankie’s adult life.” Booklist

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  • The Philosophy of Modern Song

    The Philosophy of Modern Song

    Dylan, Bob

    Adult Nonfiction. “Dylan offers his extraordinary insight into the nature of popular music. 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. And while they are ostensibly about music, they are really meditations and reflections on the human condition.” Publisher description

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  • Small Game: A Novel

    Small Game: A Novel

    Braverman, Blair

    Adult Fiction. “Four strangers and six weeks: this is all that separates Mara from one life-changing payday. She was surprised when reality TV producers came knocking at… the survival school where she teaches rich clients not to die during a night outdoors—and even more shocked to be cast in their new show, Civilization. Now she just has to live off the land with her fellow survivors for long enough to get the prize money. When the cast wakes one morning to find something has gone horribly wrong, fear ripples through the group. Soon Mara and the others face terrifying decisions as ‘survival’ becomes more than a game.” Publisher description

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  • Someday, Maybe

    Someday, Maybe

    Nwabineli, Onyi

    Adult Fiction. “Eve and Quentin… have been happily married for 10 years, living in London. When Eve discovers her husband’s body on New Year’s Eve, her life’s trajectory is cleaved down the center. Quentin… has died by suicide—and Eve had no idea he was even suffering. Eve’s world shrinks down to nearly nothing as she navigates her pain, sadness, and guilt. Booklist: ‘Someday, Maybe, is a stunning, witty debut novel about a young woman’s emotional journey through unimaginable loss, pulled along by her tight-knit Nigerian family, a posse of friends, and the love and laughter she shared with her husband.’ Publisher description

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  • White Horse

    White Horse

    Wurth, Erika T.

    Adult Fiction. “Kari James, Urban Native, is a fan of heavy metal, ripped jeans, Stephen King novels, and dive bars. She spends most of her time at her favorite spot in Denver, a bar called White Horse. There, she tries her best to ignore her past and the questions surrounding her mother who abandoned her when she was just two years old. But soon after her cousin Debby brings her a traditional bracelet that once belonged to Kari’s mother, Kari starts seeing disturbing visions... When the visions refuse to go away, Kari must uncover what really happened to her mother all those years ago.” Publisher description

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