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Library picks


One day it’ll all make sense

One day it’ll all make sense

— Common with Adam Bradley

Common tells what it was like for a boy with big dreams growing up on the South Side of Chicago. He reveals how he almost quit rapping after his first album sold only two thousand copies. He recounts his rise to stardom, giving a behind-the-scenes look into the recording studios, concerts, movie sets, and after –parties of a hip-hop celebrity and movie star.
Non-Fiction Adults
Cranberry Hearts

Cranberry Hearts

— Lisa Harris

Kayla Marcello left home to heal, only to have her ex-fiancé find her. But Ty Lawrence’s past still makes loving him a risk. With the danger so tangible, can Ty ever win her trust? Riley O’Hare gives up her dreams to run the family’s cranberry farm, and just when she thinks her new life is peaceful, Zane Baldwyn brings danger to her door. Can they work together to solve a mystery and save the farm?
Fiction - Mystery & Thrillers Adults
Power up your brain

Power up your brain

— David Perlmutter & Albert Villoldo

Joining the long-separated worlds of science and spirit, Perlmutter explores the exciting phenomena of neurogenesis and mitochondrial health, while Villoldo brings his vast knowledge of shamanic and spiritual practices to the table. Together they will guide you step by step, through a, five-week Power Up Your Brain program, which helps you overcome toxic emotions and awakens the power of your higher brain.
Health, Mind & Body - Science Adults
Freedom and Constraint in Caribbean Migration and Diaspora

Freedom and Constraint in Caribbean Migration and Diaspora

— Elizabeth Thomas Hope

The Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury in the United Kingdom on June 22, 1948, anchoring the hopes, dreams and aspirations of the first generation of Caribbean migrants who left their homeland in search of a better life. This volume represents the experience of the entire Caribbean region, Anglophone, Hispanophone, Francophone and Dutch.
History & Geography Adults
How to get out of your own way

How to get out of your own way

— Tyrese Gibson

Grammy-nominated American R&B singer, songwriter, and actor, Tyrese Gibson has been an inspiration for young people everywhere since he burst onto the scene. Tyrese crafts an inspirational memoir filled with every emotion and life experience imaginable. Pairing honest and revealing personal stories with reflective questions, Tyrese hopes to motivate you to pursue your dreams and not let life’s obstacles stand in your path.
Non-Fiction Adults
Before the pyramids

Before the pyramids

— Christopher Knight and Alan Butler

The plan of the pyramids is not original. It is, say the authors, copied from another sacred site more than a millennium older – in England. The pyramids were built as a gateway to the heavens and on a precise astronomical model of the constellation Orion. Measurements used at Giza required an exact knowledge of the Earth’s dimensions 2,000 years before they were calculated.
History & Geography - Non-Fiction Adults
Seven types of ambiguity

Seven types of ambiguity

— Elliot Perlman

This is a story of impulse and paralysis, empty marriages, lovers and gambling; of adult children and their parents; of poetry and prostitution; psychiatry and the law and is above all a novel that speaks about obsessive and redemptive love. It is told by seven different narrators whose lives are entangled in unexpected ways.
Fiction Adults
Secrets of Eden

Secrets of Eden

— Chris Bohjalian

“There”, says Alice Howard to Reverend Stephen Drew, just after her baptism and just before she is killed by her husband, who then turns the gun on himself. Stephen, tortured by the cryptic finality of that short utterance, feels his faith in god slipping away. He is saved from despair by meeting Heather Laurent. Heather offers herself as a mentor to Alice’s daughter, Katie, and a shoulder for Stephen.
Fiction - Mystery & Thrillers Adults
An atlas of impossible longing

An atlas of impossible longing

— Anuradha Roy

On the outskirts of a small town in Bengal, a family lives in solitude in their vast new house. Here, lives intertwine and unravel. A widower struggles with his love for an unmarried cousin. Bakul, a motherless daughter, runs wild with Mukunda, an orphan of unknown caste adopted by the family. As Mukunda and Bakul grow, their intense closeness matures into something else, and Mukunda is banished to Calcutta.
Fiction Adults
The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao

The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao

— Junot Diaz

Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd, a New Jersey romantic who dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But Oscar may never get what he wants. Blame the fuku, a curse that has haunted Oscar’s family for generations, following them on their epic journey from the Dominican Republic to the United States and back again.
Fiction Adults
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