New Books 11/21/16

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At the Sign of Triumph by David Weber
When the leaders and soldiers of the tiny island of Charis rise up behind cybernetic avatar Merlin to defend their home, a powerful Church of God Awaiting, pushed to the brink of defeat, draws on its formidable resources and forbidden technologies in an ultimate battle between freedom and oppression.

A Baxter Family Christmas by Karen Kingsbury
John Baxter hopes to invite the transplant recipient of the heart of his daughter who died in a car accident two years prior, along with her husband and three of their four children, to Christmas Eve dinner, but his family, hoping to protect the feelings of the accident’s only survivor, don’t think it’s such a great idea.

Being a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz
The author of the New York Times best-selling Inside of a Dog explains how dogs perceive the world through their acute sense of smell and how humans can reconnect with their own underused senses to further human-canine bonds and gain insights into dog cognition.

Bronx Requiem by John Clarkson
When a friend is murdered hours after getting paroled, James Beck and his crew of ex-cons resolve to uncover the truth and exact their own brand of justice.

Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded by Hanna Hart
The popular YouTube personality and author of the best-selling My Drunk Kitchen presents a collection of personal narrative essays on faith, family, love, sexuality, self-worth and friendship.

Christmas Town by Donna Vanliere
Overwhelmed by the need to belong after a youth spent in foster homes, twenty-year-old Lauren Gabriel witnesses an accident that draws her into the town of Grandon, where she becomes a volunteer for an annual fundraiser.

Dorie’s Cookies by Dorie Greenspan
Greenspan presents a collection of hundreds of cookie recipes, including adaptations of traditional favorites as well as such options as mocha ricotta puffs, Greek honey dainties, cheddar seed wafers, and tarragon apricot cookies.

The Fall Guy by James Lasdun
A couple and their troubled cousin are caught in a deadly web of secrets, obsession, and revenge during a scalding, psychologically complex summer spent in their idyllic mountaintop home.

The Guineveres by Sarah Domet
Left by their parents to be raised by nuns, four girls with the same name are bound by their pain and secrets until the assistance they provide to four comatose soldiers tests their bond and their perceptions of home in unexpected ways.

The History of Pictures by David Hockney
In a collaboration with art critic Martin Gayford, David Hockney explores the many ways that artists have pictured the world, sharing sparkling insights and ideas that will delight every art lover and art maker.

The Last Shift: Poems by Philip Levine
The final book of poems from the National Book Award awardee and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who died in early 2015 includes his lyrical takes on his family and childhood, the power of dreaming and poems about his heroes.

A Lowcountry Heart by Pat Conroy
A collection of letters, interviews and magazine articles spanning the career of the best-selling author of The Prince of Tides is complemented by some of Conroy’s top-selected pieces of short nonfiction, his speeches and a poignant letter to his grandson.

The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines
The husband-and-wife team from HGTV’s Fixer Upper share an in-depth portrait of their lives together and the renovations that have forged their partnership, offering behind-the-scenes stories about their courtship, early marriage and rise as entrepreneurial celebrities.

Night School by Lee Child
A military policeman fresh off a mission in 1996, Jack Reacher is assigned to a covert task force with two government experts to track down an American who is about to make a mysterious sale to Middle Eastern radicals.

The Revenge of Analog by David Sax
A lighthearted tribute to the historical and future role of analog technologies traces the renewal of interest in tangible goods from books to vinyl records, exploring how underreported trends in analog consumerism are reflecting how today’s people think, shop and do business.

The Secret History of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost
The co-creator of the landmark television series presents a high-suspense, supernatural thriller that raises new mysteries about the iconic town and sets the stage for the upcoming Showtime episodes.

Upstream: Selected Essays by Mary Oliver
A collection of essays follows the author as she contemplates the pleasure of artistic labor; her boundless curiosity for the flora and fauna that surround her; and the responsibility she has inherited from the great thinkers and writers of the past.