• I Was Anastasia

    I Was Anastasia

    Lawhon, Ariel

    "Russia, July 17, 1918: Under direct orders from Vladimir Lenin, Bolshevik secret police force Anastasia Romanov, along with the entire imperial family, into a damp basement in Siberia where they face a merciless firing squad. None survive. At least that is what the executioners have always claimed. Germany, February 17, 1920: A young woman bearing an uncanny resemblance to Anastasia Romanov is pulled shivering and senseless from a canal in Berlin. Refusing to explain her presence in the freezing water, she is taken to the hospital where an examination reveals that her body is riddled with countless, horrific scars. When she finally does speak, this frightened, mysterious woman claims to be the Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia. Her detractors, convinced that the young woman is only after the immense Romanov fortune, insist on calling her by a different name: Anna Anderson. As rumors begin to circulate through European society that the youngest Romanov daughter has survived the massacre, old enemies and new threats are awakened. With a brilliantly crafted dual narrative structure, Lawhon wades into the most psychologically complex and emotionally compelling territory yet: the nature of identity itself. The question of who Anna Anderson is and what actually happened to Anastasia Romanov creates a saga that spans fifty years and touches three continents. This thrilling story is every bit as moving and momentous as it is harrowing and twisted"--Provided by publisher.

    Format: Audiobook CD - 2018 Unabridged.

    Holds: 4 on 3 copies

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  • Like Brothers

    Like Brothers

    Duplass, Mark

    Take a journey of how two brothers made their mark in the world.

    Format: Audiobook CD - 2018 Unabridged.

    Holds: 4 on 1 copy

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  • Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World

    Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World

    Freeman, Joshua Benjamin

    A sweeping, global history of the rise of the factory and its effects on society.

    Format: Audiobook CD - 2018 Unabridged.

    Holds: 2 on 2 copies

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  • A Time of Love and Tartan

    A Time of Love and Tartan

    McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-

    "When Pat accepts her narcissistic ex-boyfriend Bruce's invitation for coffee, she has no idea of the complications in her romantic and professional life that will follow. Meanwhile, Matthew, her boss at the art gallery, attracts the attention of the police after a misunderstanding at the local bookstore. Whether caused by small things such as a cup of coffee and a book, or major events such as Stuart's application for promotion and his wife Irene's decision to pursue a PhD in Aberdeen, change is coming to Scotland Street. But for three seven-year-old boy--Bertie Pollock, Ranald, and Big Lou's foster son, Finlay--it also means getting a glimpse of perfect happiness. Alexander McCall Smith's delightfully witty, wise and sometimes surreal comedy spirals out in surprising ways in this new installment, but its heart remains where it has always been at the center of life in Edinburgh's New Town." --(Source of summary not specified)

    Format: Audiobook CD - 2018

    Holds: 3 on 4 copies

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  • Census: [a Novel]

    Census: [a Novel]

    Ball, Jesse, 1978-

    When a widower receives notice from a doctor that he doesn't have long left to live, he is struck by the question of who will care for his adult son with Down syndrome. With no recourse in mind, and with a desire to see the country on one last trip, the man signs up as a census taker for a mysterious governmental bureau and leaves town with his son.

    Format: Audiobook CD - 2018 Retail edition.

    Holds: 2 on 3 copies

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  • Tears of Salt: [a Doctor's Story]

    Tears of Salt: [a Doctor's Story]

    Bartolo, Pietro, 1956-

    "For 25 years, Dr. Pietro Bartolo has run the lone medical clinic on the Italian island of Lampedusa. In that time he has rescued, welcomed, and cared for many of the hundreds of thousands of desperate migrants from the Middle East and Africa who have washed up on the island's shores. In this inspiring account of his life and work, Bartolo shares his quiet dignity, unshakable moral center, and inspirational message--'We can't and we won't be governed by our fears.' The book is filled with Bartolo's unforgettable tales of pain and hope, moving stories of those who didn't make it and those who did. Tears of Salt is both a lasting work of literature and an intimate portrait and fresh perspective on a signal crisis of our time"--From container cover.

    Format: Audiobook CD - 2018

    Holds: 2 on 2 copies

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  • The Year of Less: [how I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life Is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in A Store]

    The Year of Less: [how I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life Is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in A Store]

    Flanders, Cait, 1985-

    In her late twenties, Cait Flanders found herself stuck in the consumerism cycle that grips so many: earn more, buy more, want more, rinse, repeat. When she realized that nothing she was doing or buying was making her happy, she decided to set herself a challenge: she would not shop for an entire year.

    Format: Audiobook CD - 2018

    Holds: 12 on 3 copies

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  • Creative Quest

    Creative Quest

    Questlove

    Offers a guide to creativity composed of creative philosophies, stories, inspiration, and advice from the author's own life and the numerous creative mentors and collaborators that he has encountered throughout his career.

    Format: Audiobook CD - 2018

    Holds: 7 on 1 copy

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  • My American Dream: [a Life of Love, Family, and Food]

    My American Dream: [a Life of Love, Family, and Food]

    Bastianich, Lidia

    Lidia's story begins with her upbringing in Pula, a formerly Italian city turned Yugoslavian under Tito's communist regime. She enjoys a childhood surrounded by love and security, despite the family's poverty, learning everything about Italian cooking from her beloved grandmother, Nonna Rosa. When the communist regime begins investigating the family, they flee to Trieste, Italy, where they spend two years in a refugee camp waiting for visas to enter the United States, an experience that will shape Lidia for the rest of her life. At age twelve, Lidia starts a new life in New York. She soon begins working in restaurants as a young teenager, the first step toward the creation of her own American dream. And she tells in great, vivid detail the fulfillment of that dream: her close-knit family, her dedication and endless passion for food that ultimately leads to multiple restaurants, several cookbooks, and twenty years on Public Television as the host of her own cooking show.

    Format: Audiobook CD

    Holds: 4 on 2 copies

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  • The Mars Room

    The Mars Room

    Kushner, Rachel

    It's 2003 and Romy Hall is at the start of two consecutive life sentences at Stanville Women's Correctional Facility, deep in California's Central Valley. Outside is the world from which she has been severed, the San Francisco of her youth and her young son, Jackson. Inside is a new reality, thousands of women hustling for the bare essentials needed to survive. The bluffing and pageantry and casual acts of violence by guards and prisoners alike. The deadpan absurdities of institutional living, which Kushner evokes with great humor and precision. (5/21/2018 7:23:38 PM)

    Format: Audiobook CD - 2018

    Holds: 24 on 4 copies

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