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Shelter by Jung Yun

Violence comes in many forms. Some we live with and replicate, and sometimes it is completely random. Is it ingrained within our culture? Do some cultures harbor it more than others? Kyung Cho grew up in Marlboro, MA after moving with his parents from Korea when he was a young boy. He married a non-Korean woman, whose father and brother are both police officers. They have a young son and are floundering financially. One day, while trying to figure out how to get out from the house they own but cannot afford, Kyung’s mom stumbles into the yard, completely naked.

Version Control by Dexter Palmer

How are our lives influenced by science and technology? What would happen if someone figured out how to create the ability to travel back to a fixed point in time - so that cause no longer preceded effect! Does the violation of the physical laws of conservation of mass and energy ever disturb you when you read about time travel? Wait, I’m making this sound like a very geeky book, and it’s not. Not at all. This is the story of a woman married to a man who is devoted to his work on a causality violation device (which he really does not like being called a time machine).

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca

Grace Humiston was a New York lawyer and detective who became the first woman U.S.

President Obama's Recommended Reads

As President Obama leaves office at noon on Friday, it's a good time to recall his years of passionate exploration of the printed word. Check out this list of highlights that we've culled from the several lists he has released over the years.

On Display - January 2017

Wondering what we are featuring on our displays this month? Here's the roundup:

On the First Floor

  • New Items: New books can be found near the first floor elevator and on a shelf across from the check out desk. New audiobooks, CDs, and DVDs can be found in clear display racks to the left of the check out desk.
  • Staff Picks: at the entrance to the Fiction Room, near the Coddington Street entrance

Most Borrowed Books of 2016

A LOT of books were borrowed in 2016. Here are the lists of the most popular titles. Click through to request any copies you may have missed! Interested in the most popular fiction genres and non-fiction subjects? All those lists are on this page.


Our Favorite Books Read in 2016

We read and read and read all year — all genres and audiobooks, too. Here are the books we loved reading the most this year. Some are old and some are new.

General Fiction

Remembering Carrie Fisher & George Michael

We lost two amazing entertainers over the holiday break - Carrie Fisher, best known as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise, and George Michael, an ‘80s and ‘90s pop music icon. As we remember how these two enriched our shared popular culture, I personally think of Fisher as a strong woman who lent a sense of humor and grace to her battles with addiction and mental illness. And she wasn’t just a quick-witted actress and celebrity - she was also a hilarious writer, authoring both memoirs and fiction. Pictured above are Fisher and her beloved service dog, Gary.

Killing and Dying by Adrian Tomine

The tales told in this graphic novel area about as far from flying super heroes as you can get. A regular contributor to the New Yorker, a magazine he has created more than a dozen covers for, Tomine has collected six stories in this book. Using a variety of artistic techniques, multiple perspectives are explored, from a middle-aged guy trying to define himself beyond his landscaping job, to a college-aged woman with an uncanny resemblance to a porn star. These are not New Yorker cartoons. Some parts are funny but others are quite dramatic.

RIP William Trevor

Irish writer William Trevor died this earlier this week at the age of 88. Trevor explored his characters—and their often unfortunate fates—with great compassion, limning the contours of human loneliness and sadness. Many of his short stories and novels are set in his native Ireland, some contemporary and some historical. Others are set in England, where he lived for most of his adult life.

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