• The Overstory

    The Overstory

    Powers, Richard

    The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fable that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. An air force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. A hearing-and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another. These and five other strangers, each summoned in different ways by trees, are brought together in a last and violent stand to save the continent's few remaining acres of virgin forest. There is a world alongside ours-vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe.

    Format: Audiobook CD - 2018

    Holds: 86 on 18 copies

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  • Talking to Strangers: [what We Should Know About the People We Don't Know]

    Talking to Strangers: [what We Should Know About the People We Don't Know]

    Gladwell, Malcolm

    The popular podcast host and author explores how people interact with strangers and why these exchanges often go wrong, offering strategic tips for more accurate and productive interactions.

    Format: Audiobook CD - 2019

    Holds: 80 on 21 copies

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  • The Dutch House: A Novel

    The Dutch House: A Novel

    Patchett, Ann

    At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves. The story is told by Cyril's son Danny, as he and his older sister, the brilliantly acerbic and self-assured Maeve, are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another. It is this unshakable bond between them that both saves their lives and thwarts their futures.

    Format: Audiobook CD - 2019

    Holds: 67 on 19 copies

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  • Catch and Kill: [lies, Spies, and A Conspiracy to Protect Predators]

    Catch and Kill: [lies, Spies, and A Conspiracy to Protect Predators]

    Farrow, Ronan

    "In a dramatic account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost. In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood's most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth, and a conspiracy of silence. As Farrow drew closer to the truth, shadowy operatives, from high-priced lawyers to elite war-hardened spies, mounted a secret campaign of intimidation, threatening his career, following his every move, and weaponizing an account of abuse in his own family. All the while, Farrow and his producer faced a degree of resistance they could not explain--until now. And a trail of clues revealed corruption and cover-ups from Hollywood to Washington and beyond. This is the untold story of the exotic tactics of surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability, and silence victims of abuse. And it's the story of the women who risked everything to expose the truth and spark a global movement. Both a spy thriller and a meticulous work of investigative journalism, Catch and Kill breaks devastating new stories about the rampant abuse of power and sheds far-reaching light on investigations that shook our culture."

    Format: Audiobook CD - 2019

    Holds: 56 on 16 copies

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  • The Body: [a Guide for Occupants]

    The Body: [a Guide for Occupants]

    Bryson, Bill

    "Bill Bryson... guides us through the human body--how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail. Full of extraordinary facts (your body made a million red blood cells since you started reading this) and irresistible Bryson-esque anecdotes, The Body will lead you to a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and you in particular."--Container.

    Format: Audiobook CD - 2019

    Holds: 55 on 10 copies

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  • Why We Sleep: [unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams]

    Why We Sleep: [unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams]

    Walker, Matthew P.

    The first sleep book by a leading scientific expert, Professor Matthew Walker, Director of UC Berkeleyu2082s Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab, reveals his groundbreaking exploration of sleep, explaining how listeners can harness its transformative power to change their lives for the better.

    Format: Audiobook CD - 2017

    Holds: 41 on 8 copies

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  • Blowout: [corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth]

    Blowout: [corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth]

    Maddow, Rachel

    Rachel Maddow offers a dark, serpentine, riveting tour of the unimaginably lucrative and corrupt oil and gas industry. With her trademark black humor, Maddow takes us on a switchback journey around the globe, from Oklahoma City to Siberia to Equatorial Guinea, exposing the greed and incompetence of Big Oil and Gas. She shows how Russia's rich reserves of crude have, paradoxically, stunted its growth, forcing Putin to maintain his power by spreading Russia's rot into its rivals, its neighbors, the United States, and the West's most important alliances. The oil and gas industry has weakened democracies in developed and developing countries, fouled oceans and rivers, and propped up authoritarian thieves and killers. This book is a clarion call to contain the lion: to stop subsidizing the wealthiest industry on Earth, to fight for transparency, and to check the influence of predatory oil executives and their enablers. The stakes have never been higher.

    Format: Audiobook CD - 2019

    Holds: 40 on 12 copies

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  • The Night Fire

    The Night Fire

    Connelly, Michael

    Back when Harry Bosch was just a rookie homicide detective, he had an inspiring mentor who taught him to take the work personally and light the fire of relentlessness for every case. Now that mentor, John Jack Thompson, is dead, but after his funeral his widow hands Bosch a murder book that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD 20 years before -- the unsolved killing of a troubled young man in an alley used for drug deals. Bosch brings the murder book to Renee Ballard and asks her to help him find what about the case lit Thompson's fire all those years ago. That will be their starting point. The bond between Bosch and Ballard tightens as they become a formidable investigation team. And they soon arrive at a worrying question: Did Thompson steal the murder book to work the case in retirement, or to make sure it never got solved?

    Format: Audiobook CD - 2019

    Holds: 31 on 12 copies

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  • Olive, Again

    Olive, Again

    Strout, Elizabeth

    A sequel to Olive Kitteridge finds Olive struggling to understand herself while bonding with a teen suffering from loss, a woman who gives birth unexpectedly, a nurse harboring a longtime crush and a lawyer who resists an unwanted inheritance.

    Format: Audiobook CD - 2019

    Holds: 31 on 12 copies

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  • The Guardians

    The Guardians

    Grisham, John

    Cullen Post, an Episcopal minister and lawyer, fights to exonerate Quincy Miller, who has spent over twenty years in prison for killing a lawyer, only to discover that powerful forces want the murder to remain unsolved. (1/19/2020 10:59:53 AM)

    Format: Audiobook CD - 2019

    Holds: 31 on 8 copies

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