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Woodrow on the Bench: Life Lessons from a Wise Old Dog by Jenna Blum (Nov 2021)

The author discovers, over the months she spends caring for her ailing dog, what it is to be present in the moment, and what it truly means to love. Aided by friends and buoyed by the support of strangers, Jenna and Woodrow navigate these precious final days together with kindness, humor, and grace.

Hill House Living: The Art of Creating a Joyful Life by Paula Sutton (Oct 2021)

A guide to the simple pleasures of cottage living–antique hunting, gardening, and enjoying the seasons–from a beloved British design and fashion influencer.

African Artists: From 1882 to Now by Joseph L. Underwood and Chika Okeke-Agulu (Nov 2021)

In recent years Africa’s booming art scene has gained substantial global attention, with a growing number of international exhibitions and a stronger-than-ever presence on the art market worldwide. Here, for the first time, is the most substantial survey to date of modern and contemporary African-born or Africa-based artists.

Implicit Bias: An Educator’s Guide to the Language of Microagressions by Theresa M. Bouley and Anni K. Reinking (Nov 2021)

The authors offer an educator’s guide to culturally responsive teaching as an antidote to microagressions.

Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience by Brene Brown (Nov 2021)

Brown takes us on a journey through 85 of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human. As she maps the necessary skills and lays out an actionable framework for meaningful connection, she gives us the language and tools to access a universe of new choices and second chances – a universe where we can share and steward the stories of our bravest and most heartbreaking moments with one another in a way that builds connection.

American Made: What Happens to People When Work Disappears by Farah Stockman (Oct 2021)

When Rexnord manufacturing plant in Indianapolis closed, hundreds of people lost their jobs. American Made is a story about people and a community struggling to reinvent itself. It is also a story about race, class, and American values, and how jobs serve as a bedrock of people’s lives and drive powerful social justice movements.

Killer by Design: Murders, Mindhunters, and My Quest to Decipher the Criminal Mind by Ann Wolbert Burgess and Steven Matthew (Dec 2021)

A behind-the-scenes look at the creation and development of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit, written by the pioneering forensic nurse who transformed the way the FBI studies, profiles, and catches serial killers

The Centrist Solution: How We Made Government Work and Can Make It Work Again by Senator Joe Lieberman (Oct 2021)

Lieberman offers a master class in effective government by probing his forty years in elective office–from the Vietnam War era to the Presidency of Barack Obama–and by shining a light on historic acts of centrism and compromise, extracting productive and problem-solving lessons and techniques we need now more than ever.

Heart Medicine:  How to Stop Painful Patterns and Find Peace by Radhule Weininger (Dec 2021)

The author draws on decades of experience as a therapist and meditation teacher to help readers understand the trauma behind their patterns, then offers twelve simple steps to work toward healing. Each chapter includes short practices so readers can begin to put the book’s concepts to work for transformation in their own lives.

Super Volcanoes: What They Reveal About Earth and the Worlds Beyond by Robin George Andrews (Nov 2021)

An exhilarating, time-traveling journey to the solar system’s strangest and most awe-inspiring volcanoes. Traveling from Hawaii, Tanzania, Yellowstone, and the ocean floor to the moon, Venus, and Mars, Andrews explores cutting-edge discoveries and lingering scientific mysteries surrounding these phenomenal forces of nature.

A Year in the Woods:  Twelve Small Journeys into Nature by Torbjorn Ekelund, translated by Becky L. Cook (Oct 2021)

Evoking Henry David Thoreau and the four-season structure of Walden, A Year in the Woods asks if the secret to communing with nature lies in small rituals and reflection. The perfect book for readers who want a deeper connection with nature, but are realistic about time and money.

On Animals by Susan Orleans (Oct 2021)

Examining animal-human relationships through captivating stories she has written over the course of her career, the author celebrates the cross-species connections that grace our collective existence.

White Borders: The History of Race and Immigration in the United States from Chinese Exclusion to the Border Wall by Reece Jones (Oct 2021)

A searing indictment of the white racial politics behind American immigration restrictions from Chinese Exclusion through the Trump presidency.

Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet by Thich Nhat Hanh (Oct 2021)

Mindfulness and the radical insights of Zen meditation can give us the strength and clarity we need to help create a regenerative world in which all life is respected. Thich Nhat Hanh says that there is one thing we all have the power to change, which can make all the difference, and that is our mind.

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Arctic Sea by David Poyer, Dan Lenson novel #21 (Nov 2021)

In the aftermath of a world war with China, Admiral Dan Lenson is assigned to set up a US Navy base on the rugged North Slope of Alaska, in response to Russian seabed claims that reach nearly to the US coast. Yet the current administration seems oddly reluctant to confront Russian aggression. At the same time, the International Criminal Court is accusing Dan of a war crime.

The Every  by Dave Eggers (Nov 2021)

An unlikely new hire at the Every, Delaney Wells is a former forest ranger and unwavering tech skeptic. She charms her way into an entry-level job with one goal in mind: to take down the company from within. With her compatriot, the not-at-all-ambitious Wes Makazian, they look for the Every’s weaknesses, hoping to free humanity from all-encompassing surveillance and the emoji-driven infantilization of the species. But does humanity truly want to be free?

The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan (Oct 2021)

When she is out of a job just in time for the holidays, Carmen, with little cash and few options, is forced to move in with her perfect sister where she takes a job at a bookstore that desperately needs her help-and helps her in return.

The Left-Handed Twin by Thomas Perry, Jane Whitfield novel #9 (Nov 2021)

When she agrees to help a woman escape a crazed ex-boyfriend who is friends with members of a Russian organized crime brotherhood, rescue artist Jane Whitefield leads a deadly crime syndicate on a bloodthirsty chase that winds through the cities of the northeast before finally plunging into Maine’s Hundred Mile Wilderness. Only one party–Jane or her pursuers–will emerge alive.

The Survivors by Alex Schulman (Oct 2021)

In the wake of their mother’s death, three estranged brothers return to the lakeside cottage where, over two decades before, an unspeakable accident forever altered their family. . . Between the brothers a dangerous current now vibrates. What really happened that summer day when everything was blown to pieces?

Lemon by Kwon Yeo-Sun, translated by Janet Hong (Oct 2021)

In the summer of 2002, when Korea is abuzz over hosting the FIFA World Cup, nineteen-year-old Kim Hae-on is killed in what becomes known as the High School Beauty Murder. Two suspects quickly emerge: rich kid Shin Jeongjun, whose car Hae-on was last seen in, and delivery boy Han Manu, who witnesses Hae-on in the passenger seat of Jeongjun’s car just a few hours before her death. But when Jeongjun’s alibi turns out to be solid, and no evidence can be pinned on Manu, the case goes cold. Seventeen years pass without any resolution for those who knew and loved Hae-on, and the grief and uncertainty take a cruel toll on her younger sister, Da-on, in particular. Unable to move on with her life, Da-on tries in her own twisted way to recover some of what she’s lost, ultimately setting out to find the truth of what happened.