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December 15, 2017

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Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most recent Books on CD for adults.

 

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The Last Girl: [my Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State]

The Last Girl: [my Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State]
Murad, Nadia

In this intimate memoir of survival, a former captive of ISIS tells her harrowing and ultimately inspiring story.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 2 on 2 copies

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Lou Reed: [a Life]

Lou Reed: [a Life]
DeCurtis, Anthony

Just a few years after the singer's death comes the thrilling, provocative story of his complex life. An acclaimed Rolling Stone contributor, Anthony DeCurtis interviewed Reed extensively and knew him well. With unparalleled access to Reed's friends, family, and dozens of other intimate relations, DeCurtis brings Reed's story compellingly alive and deepens listeners' understanding of his indelible music.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 6 on 2 copies

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Becoming Myself: [a Psychiatrist's Memoir]

Becoming Myself: [a Psychiatrist's Memoir]
Yalom, Irvin D., 1931-

Bestselling writer and psychotherapist Irvin D. Yalom has made a career of investigating the lives of others. In this memoir, he turns his writing and his therapeutic eye on himself. Not simply a man's life story, this is Yalom's reflections on his life and development and an invitation for us to reflect on our origins and the meanings of our lives.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 1 on 2 copies

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From Here to Eternity: [traveling the World to Find the Good Death]

From Here to Eternity: [traveling the World to Find the Good Death]
Doughty, Caitlin

Fascinated by our pervasive terror of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty set out to discover how other cultures care for their dead. In rural Indonesia, she observes a man clean and dress his grandfather's mummified body. Grandpa's mummy has lived in the family home for two years, where the family has maintained a warm and respectful relationship. She meets Bolivian natitas (cigarette- smoking, wish- granting human skulls), and introduces us to a Japanese kotsuage, in which relatives use chopsticks to pluck their loved-ones' bones from cremation ashes. With curiosity and morbid humor, Doughty encounters vividly decomposed bodies and participates in compelling, powerful death practices almost entirely unknown in America. From Here to Eternity introduces death-care innovators researching green burial and body composting, explores new spaces for mourning--including a glowing--Buddha columbarium in Japan and America's only open-air pyre--and reveals unexpected new possibilities for our own death rituals.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 1 on 3 copies

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The Origins of Creativity

The Origins of Creativity
Wilson, Edward O.

By studying fields as diverse as paleontology, evolutionary biology, and neuroscience, Wilson demonstrates that human creativity began not 10,000 years ago, as we have long assumed, but over 100,000 years ago in the Paleolithic Age. Chronicling the evolution of creativity from primates to humans, Wilson shows how the humanities, in large part spurred on by the invention of language, have played a previously unexamined role in defining our species. Exploring a surprising range of creative endeavors-the instinct to create gardens, the use of metaphors and irony in speech, the power of music and song- Wilson proposes a transformational "Third Enlightenment" in which the blending of science and humanities will enable a deeper understanding of the human condition and how it ultimately originated.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 2 on 2 copies

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Curtain: Poirot's Last Case

Curtain: Poirot's Last Case
Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976

The legendary detective saves his best for last as he races to apprehend a five-time killer before the final curtain descends.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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Nomadland: [surviving America in the Twenty-first Century]

Nomadland: [surviving America in the Twenty-first Century]
Bruder, Jessica

From the beet fields of North Dakota to the National Forest campgrounds of California to Amazon's CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older Americans. Finding that social security comes up short, often underwater on mortgages, these invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in late-model RVs, travel trailers, and vans, forming a growing community of nomads: migrant laborers who call themselves 'workampers.' On frequently traveled routes between seasonal jobs, Jessica Bruder meets people from all walks of life: a former professor, a McDonald's vice president, a minister, a college administrator, and a motorcycle cop, among many others; including her irrepressible protagonist, a onetime cocktail waitress, Home Depot clerk, and general contractor named Linda May.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 22 on 3 copies

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The Mirror Sisters: [a Novel]

The Mirror Sisters: [a Novel]
Andrews, V. C.

As identical twins, their mother insists that everything about them be identical: their clothes, their toys, their friends, the number of letters in their names, Haylee Blossom Fitzgerald and Kaylee Blossom Fitzgerald. If one gets a hug, the other must, too. If one gets punished, the other must be, too. Homeschooled at an early age, when the girls attend a real high school they find little ways to highlight the differences between them. But when Haylee runs headfirst into the dating scene, both sisters are thrust into a world their mother never prepared them for, causing one twin to pursue the ultimate independence. The one difference between the two girls may spell the difference between life and a fate worse than death.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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By the Pricking of My Thumbs

By the Pricking of My Thumbs
Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976

When Tommy and Tuppence visit an elderly aunt in her gothic nursing home, they think nothing of her mistrust of the doctors; after all, Ada was a very difficult old lady. But when Mrs Lockett mentions a poisoned mushroom stew and Mrs Lancaster talks about 'something behind the fireplace', Tommy and Tuppence find themselves caught up in an unexpected adventure involving a strange inheritance, a missing tombstone - and almost death for the redoubtable Tuppence.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 4 on 3 copies

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Future Home of the Living God: A Novel

Future Home of the Living God: A Novel
Erdrich, Louise

The world as people know it is ending. Evolution has reversed itself, affecting every living creature on earth. Science cannot stop the world from running backwards, as woman after woman gives birth to infants that appear to be primitive species of humans. Thirty-two-year-old Cedar Hawk Songmaker, adopted daughter of a pair of big-hearted, open-minded Minneapolis liberals, is as disturbed and uncertain as the rest of America around her. But for Cedar, this change is profound and deeply personal. She is four months pregnant. Though she wants to tell the adoptive parents who raised her from infancy, Cedar first feels compelled to find her birth mother, Mary Potts, an Ojibwe living on the reservation, to understand both her and her baby's origins. As Cedar goes back to her own biological beginnings, society around her begins to disintegrate, fueled by a swelling panic about the end of humanity.


Format: Audiobook CD
Holds: 16 on 5 copies

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