Suggested Listening June 18 – 25, 2021

Hi everyone, welcome to our Suggested Listening posting for this week!

Suggested Listening postings are published on Fridays; and our next Suggested Listening posting will be out on Friday, July 2, 2021 (as your weekly hostess is going on vacation!)

And here, in celebration of summer equinox which occurs on Sunday, are some terrific summer songs!

Car Wash by Rose Royce (Genre: R&B, Pop)

I’ll Follow The Sun by The Beatles (In honor of Paul McCartney’s 79th birthday on June 18, 2021)

Ridin’ In My Car by NRBQ (Genre; Rock)

Saturday In the Park by Chicago (Genre: Pop, Rock)

Suddenly Last Summer by The Motels (Genre: Rock)

A Summer Song by Chad & Jeremey (Genre: Pop, Classic Rock, British Invasion)

Summertime by Sam Cooke (Genre: R&B, Vocal)

Summertime Blues by Eddie Cochran (Genre: Rock)

Sunny Afternoon by The Kinks (Genre: Rock, Classic Rock)

Surf City by Jan & Dean (Genre: Surf, Classic Rock)

Walking on Sunshine by Katrina & The Waves (Genre: Rock)

We Go Together from the Grease Soundtrack (Genre: Soundtrack, Classic Rock)

Have a great week!

Linda Reimer, SSCL

Linda Reimer, SSCL

REFERENCES:

Print References

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn

Online References

AllMusic. 2021. AllMusic | Record Reviews, Streaming Songs, Genres & Bands. [online] Available at: <https://www.allmusic.com/&gt;.

Online Catalog Links:

StarCat

The catalog of physical materials, i.e. print books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD, etc.

The Digital Catalog (OverDrive & Libby Apps)

The catalog of e-books, downloadable audiobooks and a handful of streaming videos.

Hoopla

A catalog of instant check out items, including eBooks, downloadable audiobooks, comic books, TV shows and movies for for patrons of the Southeast Steuben County Library.

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

New York Times Bestsellers June 20, 2021

Hi everyone, here is the weekly list of New York Times Bestsellers.

Each title is followed by a listing of which formats it is available in for check out within the three catalogs: StarCat (Print, Large Print & CD Audiobooks), The Digital Catalog (eBook & Downloadable Audiobook) and the Hoopla Catalog (Hoopla instant checkout eBook & Hoopla Audiobook).

For more information on the three catalogs skip to the section below the bestselling titles*

New York Times Bestseller blog postings are published on Sundays; and the next New York Times Bestselling blog posting will be published on Sunday, June 20, 2021.

FICTION

21ST BIRTHDAY by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print & CD Audiobook; coming soon to the Digital Catalog!)

21st Birthday

The 21st book in the Women’s Murder Club series. New evidence changes the investigation of a missing mother.

THE FOUR WINDS by Kristin Hannah

(Available Formats: Print Book, CD Audiobook, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

As dust storms roll during the Great Depression, Elsa must choose between saving the family and farm or heading West.

FREED by E.L. James

(Available Formats: Print Book & Hoopla instant checkout eBook)

The final chapter of the Fifty Shades as Told by Christian trilogy delves into the wedding between Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.

GOLDEN GIRL by Elin Hilderbrand

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

A Nantucket novelist gets one final summer to watch what happens from the great beyond

THE HILL WE CLIMB by Amanda Gorman

(Available Formats: Print, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

The poem read on President Joe Biden’s Inauguration Day, by the youngest poet to write and perform an inaugural poem.

THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE by V.E. Schwab

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print, CD Audiobook, eBook, Downloadable Audiobook & Hoopla instant checkout audiobook)

A Faustian bargain comes with a curse that affects the adventure Addie LaRue has across centuries.

JACKPOT by Stuart Woods and Bryon Quertermous

(Available Formats: Print Book & CD Audiobook)

In the fifth book of the Teddy Fay novels, Fay is tasked with resolving a threat at a film festival abroad.

THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME by Laura Dave

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

The Last Thing He Told Me

Hannah Hall discovers truths about her missing husband and bonds with his daughter from a previous relationship.

LEGACY by Nora Roberts

(Available Formats: Print & eBook)

Threats put in rhymes and sent from shifting locations escalate as the daughter of a successful fitness celebrity’s own yoga business grows.

MALIBU RISING by Taylor Jenkins Reid

(Available Formats: Print Book & Downloadable Audiobook)

Four famous siblings throw an epic party to celebrate the end of summer. But over the course of 24 hours, their lives will change forever.

THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig

(Available Formats: Print Book, eBook & Downloadable Audiobooks)

Nora Seed finds a library beyond the edge of the universe that contains books with multiple possibilities of the lives one could have lived.

THE OTHER BLACK GIRL by Zakiya Dalila Harris

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Tension unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of New York City book publishing.

PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION by Emily Henry

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

Opposites Poppy and Alex meet to vacation together one more time in hopes of saving their relationship.

PROJECT HAIL MARY by Andy Weir

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

Project Hail Mary

Ryland Grace awakes from a long sleep alone and far from home, and the fate of humanity rests on his shoulders.

SEVEN DAYS IN JUNE by Tia Williams

(Available Formats: Print Book)

A couple reconnect 20 years after they had a torrid week of love.

THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print, CD Audiobook, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband

SOOLEY by John Grisham

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print, CD Audiobook, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

Sooley

Samuel Sooleymon receives a basketball scholarship to North Carolina Central and determines to bring his family over from a civil war-ravaged South Sudan.

THAT SUMMER by Jennifer Weiner

(Available Formats: Print Book, CD Audiobook & Downloadable Audiobook)

Daisy Shoemaker receives emails intended for a woman leading a more glamorous life and finds there was more to this accident.

WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print, CD Audiobook, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

Where The Crawdads Sing
In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.

WHILE JUSTICE SLEEPS by Stacey Abrams

(Available Formats: Print Book, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

When Justice Wynn slips into a coma, his law clerk, Avery Keene, must unravel the clues of a controversial case.

NON-FICTION:

AFTER THE FALL by Ben Rhodes

(Available Formats: Print Book)

A former White House aide and close confidant to President Barack Obama traveled the globe to discover just how much America’s fingerprints are on the world we shaped.

ANTHROPOCENE REVIEWED by John Green

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Anthropocene Reviewed

A collection of personal essays that review different facets of the human-centered planet.

THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE by Bessel van der Kolk

(Available Formats: Print Book, eBook, Downloadable Audiobook & Hoopla Audiobook)

How trauma affects the body and mind, and innovative treatments for recovery.

BOMBER MAFIA by Malcolm Gladwell

(Available Formats: Print Book, eBook & Hoopla instant checkout audiobook)

Bomber Mafia

A look at the key players and outcomes of precision bombing during World War II.

CASTE by Isabel Wilkerson

(Available Formats: Print Book, Audiobook on CD, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines aspects of caste systems across civilizations and reveals a rigid hierarchy in America today.

A COURSE CALLED AMERICA by Tom Coyne

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Stories and insights of more than 200 golf courses in all 50 states, including every course to ever host a U.S. Open.

CRYING IN H MART by Michelle Zauner

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

The daughter of a Korean mother and Jewish-American father, and leader of the indie rock project Japanese Breakfast, describes creating her own identity after losing her mother to cancer.

GREENLIGHTS by Matthew McConaughey

(Available Formats: Print Book, Audiobook on CD & Downloadable Audiobook)

The Academy Award-winning actor shares snippets from the diaries he kept over the last 35 years.

THE HOUSEWIVES by Brian Moylan

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Major onscreen moments, behind-the-scenes dramas, product offshoots and cultural impact of the reality television franchise.

HOW THE WORD IS PASSED by Clint Smith

(Available Formats: Print Book & Large Print)

A staff writer at The Atlantic explores the legacy of slavery and its imprint on centuries of American history.

KILLING THE MOB by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Killing The Mob

The 10th book in the conservative commentator’s Killing series looks at organized crime in the United States during the 20th century.

THE PREMONITION by Michael Lewis

(Available Formats: Print Book)

The Premonition

Stories of skeptics who went against the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of Covid-19.

SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER by Ashley C. Ford

(Available Formats: Print Book)

A memoir about growing up a poor Black girl in Indiana with a family fragmented by incarceration

UNTAMED by Glennon Doyle

(Available Formats: Print Book, Audiobook on CD, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.

WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU? by Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey

(Available Formats: Print Book, CD Audiobook & Downloadable Audiobook)

What Happend To You

An approach to dealing with trauma that shifts an essential question used to investigate it.

YEARBOOK by Seth Rogen

(Available Formats: Print Book & Downloadable Audiobook)

A collection of personal essays by the actor, writer, producer, director, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

Happy reading!

Linda Reimer, SSL

*Information on the Three Catalogs*

Digital Catalog: https://stls.overdrive.com/

The Digital Catalog has two companion apps, Libby & OverDrive. Libby is the app for newer devices and the OverDrive app should be used for older devices and Amazon tablets.

All card holders of all Southern Tier Library System member libraries can check out items from the Digital Catalog.

Hoopla Catalog: https://www.hoopladigital.com/

The Hoopla Catalog features instant check outs of eBooks, downloadable audiobook, comic books, albums and streaming videos. Patron check out limit is 4 items per month.

Hoopla is a Southeast Steuben County Library service available to all Southeast Steuben County Library card holders.

The Hoopla App is available for Android or Apple devices and most smart TVs & media streaming players.

StarCat: The catalog of physical/traditional library materials: https://starcat.stls.org

Card holders of all Southern Tier Library System member libraries can access StarCat to search for and request materials available at libraries through out the Southern Tier Library System.

The StarCat app is called Bookmyne and is available for Apple and Android devices.

Also of Note: If a New York Times Bestseller isn’t yet available in any of the three catalogs; you can contact the library and request to be notified when it becomes available.

Southeast Steuben County Library Tel: 607-936-3713

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

Suggested Listening June 11, 2021

Hi everyone, welcome to our Suggested Listening posting for this week!

Suggested Listening postings are published on Fridays; and our next Suggested Listening posting will be out on Friday, June 18, 2021.

And here are the 10 recommended songs of the week!

Finally Friday by George Jones (Genre: Country)

The great county singer recorded a bright, upbeat song, and one timely with it being the start of the weekend, with Finally Friday, for his 1992 LP Walls Can Fall.

From The Album: Walls Can Fall (1992).

Fly Me To The Moon by Frank Sinatra with Count Basie & His Orchestra (Genre: Vocal, Jazz)

It Might As Well Be Swing is one of several albums Sinatra released in 1964. IThe album features a, needless to say, terrific band – the Count Basie Orchestra; additionally the music was arraigned and conducted by the great Quincy Jones – which makes for a great swinging album! The song, Fly Me To The Moon, when initially released, was associated with sixties space race and would make a perfect compliment during a day/evening when paired with the Apple TV alternate history space race series For All Man Kind.

From The Album: It Might As Well Be Swing (1964)

The Fortune Teller by The Merseybeats (Genre: Classic Rock, British Invasion)

The Merseybeats, like The Beatles, hailed from Liverpool, England. They emerged as part of the booming Merseybeat scene in the early sixties. By 1963 their lineup featured Tom Crane on guitar and lead vocals, Billy Kinsley on bass, Aaron Williams on guitar and John Banks on drums. The band signed a recording contract with Fontana records that year, and recorded some great music, having a couple of hits in the U.K.

Unfortunately though, the group is severely underrated today; because that was the era when successful rock band were beginning to write their own material and, unfortunately, there wasn’t a songwriter in band. The group eventually changed is name to the Merseys and continues to play to this day, led by co-founders Tom Crane & Billy Kinsley.

A great complete collection of the band’s sixties work has just been released; it is titled I Stand Accused: The Complete Merseybeats & Merseys Sixties Recordings.

If you like the music of the British Invasion, check it out!

From The Album: I Stand Accused: The Complete Merseybeats & Merseys Sixties Recordings by The Merseybeats / The Merseys (2021)

Friday On My Mind by The Easybeats (Genre: Classic Rock)

The Easybeats were an Australian based band, consisting of Dutch players Dick Diamonde on bass, Harry Vanda on guitar; and British players Gordon “Snowy” Fleet and George Young (older brother of AC/DC’s Angus Young). Despite hailing from Australia, the group’s sixties music is considered to be part of the British Invasion and they released several neat classic rock albums during the decade.

The group had a huge international hit in 1966 with Friday On My Mind.

From The Album: It’s 2 Easy (1966).

I Get The Sweetest Feeling by Jackie Wilson (Genre: R&B, Soul, Vocal, Pop)

The great singer with a fun, romantic song originally released in 1968 and re-released in 1987.

From The Album I Get The Sweetest Feeling (1968)

Minor Chant by Jimmy Smith (Genre: Jazz)

In 1960, the great jazz organist Jimmy Smith and his band, including saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, guitarist Kenny Burrell and drummer Donald Baily released the album Back At The Chicken Shack;  which All Music aptly describes as “funky soul jazz.” It is a great LP, showcasing the talents of Smith’s Hammond B organ playing and Turrentine’s excellent saxophone playing. Also of note, the song Minor Chant was composed by the then up and coming Turrentine.

From The Album: Back At The Chicken Shack (1960)

Mr. Spaceman by The Byrds (Genre: Rock, Folk-Rock)

The Byrds, consisting of jangly 12-string guitarist Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby and Chris Hillman on guitars and vocals and Mike Clarke, on drums were a fantastic folk-rock group that transition into a country rock group. Their first six albums, released between 1965 and 1968 are terrific classic rock albums; and for this listener’s two cents worth, are the equal of albums released by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones during the same period. Mr. Spaceman is from their third album, Fifth Dimension, which was released in 1966, incidentally, the same year the original Star Trek series made its debut.

From The Album: Fifth Dimension (1966)

Run Runaway by Great Big Sea (Genre: Folk, Folk-Rock)


Great Big Sea is a folk band that hails from Newfoundland. The group consists of multi-instrumentalists Alan Doyle, Sean McCann, Bob Hallett and bassist Darrel Power. Their version of the Slade rocker Run Run Away has more of a folk feel than the original – but of course, the group being a folk band – that seems right on the proverbial money!

From The Album: Up (1998)


Sunshine Of Your Love by Ella Fitgerald (Genre: Vocal, Jazz)

The great vocalist Ella Fitzgerald covers some sixties rockers for this collection. The title track being a cover of the song Sunshine Of Your Love, original recorded by Cream for their 1967 album Disraeli Gears.

From The Album: Sunshine Of Your Love (1968).

Wild Weekend by The Rockin’ Rebels (Genre: Rock, Classic Rock)

In the great radio era of the late fifties/early sixties, Buffalo DJ Tom Shannon and his partner Phil Todaro wrote a theme song for Shannon’s radio show; the titled it Wild Weekend. The original recording featured vocals; and then Shannon was approached by a local band, The Rebels, consisting of Jimmy Kipler on guitar, Mickey Kipler on sax, Paul Balon on guitar and Tom Gorman on drums, who wanted to record an instrumental version of the song – instrumental songs being popular at the time. Shannon agreed and booked the group into the studio and the instrumental classic Wild Weekend was recorded. The song became a regional hit. Several years later, when Shannon was in the army, the song was used by Syracuse DJ Jimmy O’Brien on his show, heard by the head of Swan records who loved it and then got in touch with Shannon and got permission to release the song again – when it became a national hit.

From The Album: Wild Weekend (1962)

Hoopla Recommend Album of the Week

Mozart For Morning Coffee by Various Artists (Genre: Light Classical)

Mozart for Morning Coffee

The various artists featured on this easy, gently-wake-you-up collection include Arthur Grumiaux, Walter Klein and The Beaux Arts Trio.

And from the album, the song:

Mozart: Sonata for Piano and Violin in C, K.296 – 2. Andante sostenuto

Have a great weekend,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

REFERENCES:

Print References

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn

Online References

AllMusic. 2021. AllMusic | Record Reviews, Streaming Songs, Genres & Bands. [online] Available at: <https://www.allmusic.com/&gt;.

THE REBELS aka BUFFALO REBELS – BMHOF CLASS OF 2002. (n.d.). Buffalo Music Hall of Fame. Retrieved June 11, 2021, from https://www.bmhof.org/inductees-r/rebels.html

Online Catalog Links:

StarCat

The catalog of physical materials, i.e. print books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD, etc.

The Digital Catalog (OverDrive & Libby Apps)

The catalog of e-books, downloadable audiobooks and a handful of streaming videos.

Hoopla

A catalog of instant check out items, including eBooks, downloadable audiobooks, comic books, TV shows and movies for for patrons of the Southeast Steuben County Library.

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

New York Times Bestsellers June 13, 2021

Hi everyone, here is the weekly list of New York Times Bestsellers.

Each title is followed by a listing of which formats it is available in for check out within the three catalogs: StarCat (Print, Large Print & CD Audiobooks), The Digital Catalog (eBook & Downloadable Audiobook) and the Hoopla Catalog (Hoopla instant checkout eBook & Hoopla Audiobook).

For more information on the three catalogs skip to the section below the bestselling titles*

New York Times Bestseller blog postings are published on Sundays; and the next New York Times Bestselling blog posting will be published on Sunday, July 4, 2021 and not next week as your weekly hostess is going on vacation – have a great week!

FICTION

21ST BIRTHDAY by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print & CD Audiobook; coming soon to the Digital Catalog!)

21st Birthday

The 21st book in the Women’s Murder Club series. New evidence changes the investigation of a missing mother.

THE DEVIL MAY DANCE by Jake Tapper

(Available Formats: Print Book)

The second book in the Charlie and Margaret Marder Mystery series. Attorney General Robert Kennedy asks the Marders to look into a threat, which brings them into contact with the Rat Pack and the Church of Scientology.

THE FOUR WINDS by Kristin Hannah

(Available Formats: Print Book, CD Audiobook, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

As dust storms roll during the Great Depression, Elsa must choose between saving the family and farm or heading West.

A GAMBLING MAN by David Baldacci

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print, CD audiobook, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

Aloysius Archer, a World War II veteran, seeks to apprentice with Willie Dash, a private eye, in a corrupt California town.

THE HILL WE CLIMB by Amanda Gorman

(Available Formats: Print, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

The poem read on President Joe Biden’s Inauguration Day, by the youngest poet to write and perform an inaugural poem.

THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME by Laura Dave

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

The Last Thing He Told Me

Hannah Hall discovers truths about her missing husband and bonds with his daughter from a previous relationship.

LEGACY by Nora Roberts

(Available Formats: Print & eBook)

Threats put in rhymes and sent from shifting locations escalate as the daughter of a successful fitness celebrity’s own yoga business grows.

THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig

(Available Formats: Print Book, eBook & Downloadable Audiobooks)

Nora Seed finds a library beyond the edge of the universe that contains books with multiple possibilities of the lives one could have lived.

PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION by Emily Henry

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

Opposites Poppy and Alex meet to vacation together one more time in hopes of saving their relationship.

PROJECT HAIL MARY by Andy Weir

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Project Hail Mary

Ryland Grace awakes from a long sleep alone and far from home, and the fate of humanity rests on his shoulders.

THE SABOTEURS by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul

(Available Formats: Print & CD Audiobook)

The 12th book in the Isaac Bell Adventure series. An assassination attempt reveals a deeper plot at the Panama Canal.

SONG OF ACHILLES by Madeline Miller

(Available Formats: Print Book, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook & Hoopla instant checkout eBook & audiobook)

Song of Achilles

A reimagining of Homer’s “Iliad” that is narrated by Achilles’ companion Patroclus.

SOOLEY by John Grisham

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print, CD Audiobook, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

Sooley

Samuel Sooleymon receives a basketball scholarship to North Carolina Central and determines to bring his family over from a civil war-ravaged South Sudan.

THAT SUMMER by Jennifer Weiner

(Available Formats: Print Book, CD Audiobook & Downloadable Audiobook)

Daisy Shoemaker receives emails intended for a woman leading a more glamorous life and finds there was more to this accident.

THE VANISHING HALF by Brit Bennett

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print, CD Audiobook, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

The lives of twin sisters who run away from a Southern Black community at age 16 diverge as one returns and the other takes on a different racial identity but their fates intertwine.

WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print, CD Audiobook, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

Where The Crawdads Sing
In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.

WHERE THE GRASS IS GREEN AND THE GIRLS ARE PRETTY by Lauren Weisberger

(Available Formats: Print Book & CD Audiobook)

Where The Grass Is Green &amp; The Girls Are Pretty

The lives of two sisters, a morning show anchor and a stay-at-home helicopter parent, start to unravel when a small lie forces resentments to the surface.

WHILE JUSTICE SLEEPS by Stacey Abrams

(Available Formats: Print Book, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

When Justice Wynn slips into a coma, his law clerk, Avery Keene, must unravel the clues of a controversial case.

NON-FICTION:

ANTHROPOCENE REVIEWED by John Green

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Anthropocene Reviewed

A collection of personal essays that review different facets of the human-centered planet.

THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE by Bessel van der Kolk

(Available Formats: Print Book, eBook, Downloadable Audiobook & Hoopla Audiobook)

How trauma affects the body and mind, and innovative treatments for recovery.

BOMBER MAFIA by Malcolm Gladwell

(Available Formats: Print Book, eBook & Hoopla instant checkout audiobook)

Bomber Mafia

A look at the key players and outcomes of precision bombing during World War II.

CASTE by Isabel Wilkerson

(Available Formats: Print Book, Audiobook on CD, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines aspects of caste systems across civilizations and reveals a rigid hierarchy in America today.

A COURSE CALLED AMERICA by Tom Coyne

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Stories and insights of more than 200 golf courses in all 50 states, including every course to ever host a U.S. Open.

CRYING IN H MART by Michelle Zauner

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

The daughter of a Korean mother and Jewish-American father, and leader of the indie rock project Japanese Breakfast, describes creating her own identity after losing her mother to cancer.

GREENLIGHTS by Matthew McConaughey

(Available Formats: Print Book, Audiobook on CD & Downloadable Audiobook)

The Academy Award-winning actor shares snippets from the diaries he kept over the last 35 years.

THE HOUSEWIVES by Brian Moylan

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Major onscreen moments, behind-the-scenes dramas, product offshoots and cultural impact of the reality television franchise.

KILLING THE MOB by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Killing The Mob

The 10th book in the conservative commentator’s Killing series looks at organized crime in the United States during the 20th century.

THE PREMONITION by Michael Lewis

(Available Formats: Print Book)

The Premonition

Stories of skeptics who went against the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of Covid-19.

UNTAMED by Glennon Doyle

(Available Formats: Print Book, Audiobook on CD, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.

WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU? by Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey

(Available Formats: Print Book, CD Audiobook & Downloadable Audiobook)

What Happend To You

An approach to dealing with trauma that shifts an essential question used to investigate it.

YEARBOOK by Seth Rogen

(Available Formats: Print Book & Downloadable Audiobook)

A collection of personal essays by the actor, writer, producer, director, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

Happy reading!

Linda Reimer, SSL

*Information on the Three Catalogs*

Digital Catalog: https://stls.overdrive.com/

The Digital Catalog has two companion apps, Libby & OverDrive. Libby is the app for newer devices and the OverDrive app should be used for older devices and Amazon tablets.

All card holders of all Southern Tier Library System member libraries can check out items from the Digital Catalog.

Hoopla Catalog: https://www.hoopladigital.com/

The Hoopla Catalog features instant check outs of eBooks, downloadable audiobook, comic books, albums and streaming videos. Patron check out limit is 4 items per month.

Hoopla is a Southeast Steuben County Library service available to all Southeast Steuben County Library card holders.

The Hoopla App is available for Android or Apple devices and most smart TVs & media streaming players.

StarCat: The catalog of physical/traditional library materials: https://starcat.stls.org

Card holders of all Southern Tier Library System member libraries can access StarCat to search for and request materials available at libraries through out the Southern Tier Library System.

The StarCat app is called Bookmyne and is available for Apple and Android devices.

Also of Note: If a New York Times Bestseller isn’t yet available in any of the three catalogs; you can contact the library and request to be notified when it becomes available.

Southeast Steuben County Library Tel: 607-936-3713

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

Suggested Listening June 4, 2021

Hi everyone, welcome to our Suggested Listening posting for this week!

Suggested Listening postings are published on Fridays; and our next Suggested Listening posting will be out on Friday, June 11, 2021.

And here are the 10 recommended songs of the week!

Boogie in the Park by Joe Hill Lewis (Genre: Blues, Fifties Rock)

Joe Hill Lewis was a one-man-blues band who alternated singing with playing the guitar, drums and harmonica. He recorded for Sun Records in the fifties; before his untimely death, at age 35, from an infected cut he received on his hand while doing an odd job to supplement his income. But fortunately for music fans, he left behind some great recordings – including this song!

From The Album: Sun Records Sixtieth Anniversary (2012) by Various Artists

Break It Down by Kindred The Family Soul (Genre: R&B, Contemporary)

Kindred The Family Soul is a duo consisting of married singer-songwriters and producers Fatin Dantzler and Aja Graydon. Break It Down is a smooth song featuring a fun video, especially if you’re middle age like me – and if you like to roller skate – all the better!

From The Album: Auntie & Unc (2021)

Coppin’ The Haven by Dexter Gordon (Genre: Jazz)

One of the great jazz saxophonists of the Twentieth Century, Gordon was born in Los Angeles and spent his early musical career in the U.S., before decamping to Europe for a few years in the late sixties. This song, and the album it is featured on – One Flight Up, were recorded in Paris in 1964 and show Gordon at the top of his form. This is a lovely song and album!

From The Album: One Flight Up (1964)

Desert High Billy F. Gibbons (Genre: Rock)

ZZ Top front man Billy Gibbon has just released his third solo album Hardware, which features this great tune!

From The Album: Hardware (2021)

I Can’t Get No Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones (Genre: Rock)

I’ll admit, I have a sort of love and, well not quite hate, but dislike, relationship with the music of the Rolling Stones.

On the one hand their music, especially their music from the sixties and seventies, sounds great.

On the other hand, I don’t like the way that in their early days their PR, and some of their songs took a, shall we say, uncharitable view of women. Although I do realize they were portrayed as bad boys to counterbalance and set them apart from their super-successful sixties’ rivals – The Beatles.

Having said that, I’m going to leave my pondering aside this week, and recommend a Rolling Stones song in honor of, if you can believe it, the 80th birthday of Rolling Stone’s drummer Charlie Watts!

Charlie Watts was born June 2, 1941, in London so belated Happy Birthday vibes go out to Charlie Watts; and listeners can enjoy his drumming on one of the band’s classic songs!

From The Album: Out of Our Heads (1965)

Sh-Boom by The Chords (Genre: Fifties Rock, Pop, R&B)

The Chords formed in the early fifties and consisted of Carl Fester on lead vocals, Claude Feaster on baritone vocals, Buddy McRea on tenor vocals and Ricky Edwards on bass vocals. The group was discovered singing at a subway station in New York and signed to Atlantic Records by the legendary producer Jerry Wexler. Wexler had them record a cover of the Patty Page song Cross Over The Bridge; but disc jockeys started playing the B-side of the single, Sh-Boom instead. The song was one of the first mainstream rock n’ roll hits played on the radio by a black group and was a top ten hit. The song was subsequently recorded by The Crew Cuts – but for this listener’s two cents worth – the original song is the best!

From The Album: Mint Condition (2006)

Sonata No.3 in A Major, Op. 69: II. Scherzo by Yo-Yo Ma & Emanuel Ax (Genre: Classical, Chamber Music)

Good friends Ma and Ax recorded all five of Beethoven’s sonatas for cello and piano, in the order in which they were composed, for this terrific album.

Ma’s cello chops and Ax’s pianist chops are excellent as always!

From The Album: Hope Amid Tears – Beethoven: Cello Sonatas (2021)

Stay With Me written by Rod Stewart & Ron Wood and performed by The Faces (Genre: Rock, Seventies Rock)

Two of the Rolling Stones celebrate birthdays in June, Charlie Watts on June 2, and guitarist Ron Wood on June 1.

Wood was the new guitarist on the block when joined The Rolling Stones in 1975. The Rolling Stones were formed in 1962 and so had been around for a while by the mid-seventies. Wood succeeded guitarist Mick Taylor, who several years earlier had replaced original guitarist and band co-founder Brian Jones.

Wood has been with the Stones for so many years now, that I bet there are people out in music listening land that don’t realize he had a career before he joined the Stones; playing with, among other bands, The Jeff Beck Group, and the Small Faces; who when Wood and Rod Stewart joined them – changed their name to The Faces.

So, in sending belated positive birthday vibes Ron Wood’s way – I’ve selected a song he co-wrote with Rod Stewart and that they performed together along with the rest of the Faces – enjoy!

From The Album: A Nod Is as Good as a Wink… To a Blind Horse (1971)

To The Island by Crowded House (Genre: Pop-Rock)

The mellow Australian band Crowded House is best known in the U.S. for their eighties hits Don’t Dream It’s Over and Something So Strong. However, they have continued to perform and record their mellow pop-rock music in the decades since those hits were released. The song To The Island is from their brand-new album Dreamers Are Waiting.

From The Album: Dreamers Are Waiting (2021).

Won’t You Come And Sing For Me by Chris Thile (Genre: Folk, Spiritual)

Singer, mandolin player and band leader Chris Thile has been performing and recording since he was a youth.

He has recorded as a solo artist and as part of the folk groups Nickel Group and Punch Bowl.

In 2016 he succeeded Garrison Keillor as host of the popular, folksy radio show Prairie Home Companion.

His latest LP is a spiritual one featuring his expressive mandolin playing and complimentary airy vocals.

From The Album: Laysongs (2021)

Hoopla Recommend Album of the Week

America (1971) by America (Genre: Pop-Rock, Seventies)

America

The band American consisted of Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek, and Gerry Beckley who all played guitar and sang. All three were sons of American military officers who met while attending high school in England. The recorded their first album in 1971 and became one of the most popular breezy pop-rock groups of the seventies.

And from the album, the song:

A Horse With No Name

Have a great weekend,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

REFERENCES:

Print References

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn

Online References

AllMusic. 2021. AllMusic | Record Reviews, Streaming Songs, Genres & Bands. [online] Available at: <https://www.allmusic.com/&gt;.

Online Catalog Links:

StarCat

The catalog of physical materials, i.e. print books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD, etc.

The Digital Catalog (OverDrive & Libby Apps)

The catalog of e-books, downloadable audiobooks and a handful of streaming videos.

Hoopla

A catalog of instant check out items, including eBooks, downloadable audiobooks, comic books, TV shows and movies for for patrons of the Southeast Steuben County Library.

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

Suggested Reading June 1, 2021

Hi everyone, here are our recommended reads for the week.

Format Note: Under each book title you’ll find a list of all the different formats that specific title is available in; including: Print Books, Large Print Books, CD Audiobooks, eBooks & Downloadable Audiobooks from the Digital Catalog (OverDrive & Libby apps) and Hoopla eBooks & Hoopla Downloadable Audiobooks (Hoopla App).

*More information on the three catalogs is found at the end of the list of recommended reads*

Weekly Suggested Reading postings are published on Tuesdays.

The next Suggested Reading posting will be published on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

Best Laid Plans written by Roan Parrish and read by Greg Boudreaux

(Available Formats: Print Book & Hoopla instant checkout audiobook)

Best Laid Plains

A man who’s been moving his whole life finally finds a reason to stay put.

Charlie Matheson has spent his life taking care of things. When his parents died two days before his eighteenth birthday, he took care of his younger brother, even though that meant putting his own dreams on hold. He took care of his father’s hardware store, building it into something known several towns over. He took care of the cat he found in the woods…so now he has a cat.

When a stranger with epic tattoos and a glare to match starts coming into Matheson’s Hardware, buying things seemingly at random and lugging them off in a car so beat-up Charlie feels bad for it, his instinct is to help. When the man comes in for the fifth time in a week, Charlie can’t resist intervening.

Rye Janssen has spent his life breaking things. Promises. His parents’ hearts. Leases. He isn’t used to people wanting to put things back together-not the crumbling house he just inherited, not his future and certainly not him. But the longer he stays in Garnet Run, the more he can see himself belonging there. And the more time he spends with Charlie, the more he can see himself falling asleep in Charlie’s arms…and waking up in them.

Is this what it feels like to have a home-and someone to share it with?

Catch The Rabbit by Lana Bastašić

(Available Formats: Hoopla instant checkout eBook)

Catch The Rabbit

Bastašić’s EU Prize–winning debut follows a Yugoslav-born woman’s stunning Alice in Wonderland–style journey through Bosnia after returning home. Sara is living in Dublin when she gets a pleading phone call from Lejla, her childhood best friend, after 12 years of silence between the two 30-something women. Lejla wants Sara to take her to Vienna to help find her older brother, Armin. Unable to resist Lejla, Sara flies to Zagreb and takes the bus to Mostar, her hometown. Along the way, Sara flashes back to memories of school, birthday parties, and adolescent misadventures with boys. As the magnetic Lejla and Sara grow older, Sara’s identity becomes so wrapped up in Lejla’s that their personalities feed on each other. In the present, as they travel into desolate regions of Bosnia still bearing scars from the war, Sara, reliving her past, realizes that Lejla has created a “better version of me,” while Lejla needs their newfound connection to give her the courage to find her brother—and perhaps herself. Like twin Alices, their wonderland is both terrifying and enlightening, from the white rabbit Sara steals to cement her relationship with Lejla to a deep descent into the catacombs. Sara desperately wants to keep the childhood Lejla she once knew all to herself, but that seems less likely with each new adventure and disturbing realization during the search for Armin. The narrative reaches a greatly satisfying climax, built on themes of rediscovering the past, memories, women’s friendships, language, and identity. This unforgettable tour de force surprises at every turn. Starred Publishers Weekly Review.

The House of Long Ago written by Steve Berry & M. J. Rose and read by Natalie Ross

(Available Formats: Print Book & Hoopla instant checkout audiobook)

House of Long Ago

The time has come for Cassiopeia Vitt to sell her ancestral home. It sits on a Spanish bluff by the Mediterranean Sea, and bears the name Casa de Hace Mucho Tiempo, House of Long Ago. Trapped inside its walls are memories from a time when Cassiopeia was growing from a rebellious adolescent into a thoughtful young woman-regretful times when she often found herself estranged from her parents.

Also inside are fifteen paintings, each one a masterpiece, together representing an investment in the tens of millions of euros-her father’s private art collection-which she intends to donate to museums. But when an art expert declares all fifteen paintings fake, and suggests that her father may have been involved with something illegal, she embarks on a quest to find answers.

From a secret repository in Andorra, to a mysterious yacht in the Mediterranean, then finally onto the streets of Paris and a horrific reminder from World War II, Cassiopeia must battle every step of the way to stay alive-a fight that will finally bring her face to face with the truth about the House of Long Ago.

Readers’ Note: The House of Long Ago is the fourth book in the Cassiopeia Vitt Adventure series; if you’d like to start the series with book 1, check out The Balkan Escape (2011).

How To Kidnap The Rich by Rahul Raina

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

How To Kidnap The Rich

Raina’s debut novel lives up to its billing as a fun caper and social satire thanks to strong characterization, a fast-paced plot, and an eye for the ridiculous. His delicious skewering of the social mores of Delhi’s uber-rich and clear-eyed rendering of India’s social hierarchy propel sheer entertainment into striking elucidation in the mode of Aravind Adiga. Ramesh grew up poor and found a way to support himself and subvert the system that has done little for him by turning himself into an educational consultant who takes exams for his rich clients’ kids. He ends up elevating 18-year-old Rudi to fame when he earns a first in India’s university entrance exams. When Rudi lands a spot on a televised quiz show, Ramesh serves as his manager, and then things spin wildly out of control when the two young men are kidnapped. Ever the entrepreneur, Ramesh manages to switch from being a hostage to being a kidnapper. There is drama in the dizzying turns of events, which Raina makes good use of with his unerring ability to neatly capture whole segments of Indian society and their corresponding absurdities, while his keen depictions of rich, ambitious, and unscrupulous parents, the frenzied media, and systemic inequities are universally recognizable. Booklist Review

Light Perpetual: A Novel by Francis Spufford

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

Light Perpetual
Spufford (Golden Hill) spins alternate narratives for five Londoners who died during the London Blitz in this magical yarn. The story opens in 1944 as the characters are killed in a rocket attack during Hitler’s “Vengeance Campaign” against Great Britain. After conjuring this tragedy, the narrator draws on Zeno’s paradox to theorize that for every historical event that’s occurred, there is an event that might have occurred. Thus, the reader comes to know sisters Jo and Val—the former, a brilliant and soulful rock star living in California; the latter, a woman trapped in a relationship with a violent, racist skinhead in England. As a London businessman, Vern sees peaks and valleys, as does Alec, a once-typesetter at the Times who in the ’70s finds his calling as a teacher. Ben is a schizophrenic whose heart-wrenching breakdown in 1979 London comprises the novel’s most stunning chapter. These narrative threads sometimes overlap, as when an adult Vern, bullied by Alec as a child, inadvertently knocks on Alec’s door while pursuing a property scheme. Watching the roles of bully and victim get reversed as the two of them catch up over tea is both tense and satisfying. Thanks to Spufford’s narrative wizardry, all five protagonists come to vivid life in this spectacularly moving story. Publishers Weekly

Lizzie & Dante: A Novel by Mary Bly

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

Lizzie &amp; Dante

Falling in love is not part of Lizzie Delford’s new life plan. She intends to vacation on the Italian island of Elba with her best friend, Grey Thurston, and his boyfriend, movie star Rohan Das. Shakespearean scholar Lizzie’s job is to help Rohan, who is working on a new approach to Romeo and Juliet, with the creative rewriting process while at the same time coming to terms with her own future. However, one day while sunning herself on the beach, Lizzie encounters an adorably scruffy dog named Lily, then her equally adorably scruffy owner, Dante, and finally, Dante’s exuberant, mother-starved teenage daughter, Etta. Suddenly, the choices Lizzie must make have become infinitely more difficult. Bly, known best for the best-selling historical romances she writes as Eloisa James, deftly pivots to contemporary fiction with an emotional roller coaster of a novel that candidly explores such complicated subjects as sex and desire, love and loss, and family and friendship. Whether toothsomely describing Italian dishes, celebrating the natural beauty of Elba, or performing some literary dissection of Romeo and Juliet, Bly writes with a Prosecco-fizzy wit that is simply irresistible, but what will equally resonate with readers is her richly nuanced characters and their embrace of life in all its glorious messiness. Booklist Review

The Portrait of a Mirror: A Novel by A. Natasha Joukovsky

(Available Formats: eBook & Hoopla instant checkout eBook)

Portrait of a Mirror

Privilege can be difficult to perceive in oneself. For a group of charming, intelligent, cultured, beautiful characters jetting between Manhattan, Paris, and other refined destinations, privilege has become so entrenched in their worldview it rarely deserves a second thought. But Joukovsky’s debut reminds readers that privilege doesn’t keep you safe from malaise, from boredom, from realizing that you might actually hate your spouse. Highlighting the rarefied air of tech startups, management consulting, visiting curatorships, and Connecticut private schools, Joukovsky follows four individuals through a modern retelling of the Narcissus myth. Diana and Wes have been married for some time, and Dale and Vivien are planning their wedding. When a series of chance meetings, work assignments, and an old boarding-school crush come to light, the four have to decide whether to break their partners’ hearts or to let theirs be broken. Joukovsky’s prose, like the best parts of Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom or Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, demands the reader’s fullest attention. Clever and witty and intricate, Joukovsky’s voice emphasizes her characters’ best features, like candlelight in a luxurious hotel bar. Fans of Cristina Alger’s The Darlings or the show Succession will devour this richly-layered portrait of two couples caught at a crossroads. Booklist Review

A Spy In The Struggle by Aya de León

(Available Formats: Print Book & Hoopla instant checkout eBook)

A Spy in the Struggle

Author of the celebrated Justice Hustlers series, de Leon offers her first stand-alone about a young Black woman, Yolanda Vance, whose single-track pursuit of success was derailed when her Wall Street law firm was indicted for fraud, and she refused to shred documents. Ostracized from corporate law, she takes a job as an FBI attorney in Manhattan but is suddenly transferred to the Bay Area and asked to infiltrate a group of Black eco-activists protesting wrongdoing by a biotech firm with headquarters in a low-income area near Oakland. Initially convinced that the activists pose a legitimate threat to government research, Yolanda dutifully does what she’s told, even planting bugs in the activists’ offices. Gradually, though, her commitment wavers as she comes to see how far the agency will go to protect the company’s malfeasance; meanwhile, she’s drawn into a steamy romance with one of the activists, forcing her to make dangerous choices. Although the plot unspools a bit predictably, de Leon delivers a suspenseful finale while skillfully building Vance into a rich, many-sided character. An electric blend of romantic suspense, feminism, and socially conscious thriller. Booklist Review

The Stepsisters by Susan Mallery and read by Tanya Eby

(Available Formats: Hoopla instant checkout audiobook)

Stepsisters

Bestselling author Susan Mallery pens a love story of a different sort…a heartfelt tale of friendship between two women who used to be sisters.

Once upon a time, when her dad married Sage’s mom, Daisy was thrilled to get a bright and shiny new sister. But Sage was beautiful and popular, everything Daisy was not, and she made sure Daisy knew it.

Sage didn’t have Daisy’s smarts-she had to go back a grade to enroll in the fancy rich-kid school. So she used her popularity as a weapon, putting Daisy down to elevate herself. After the divorce, the stepsisters’ rivalry continued until the final, improbable straw: Daisy married Sage’s first love, and Sage fled California.

Eighteen years, two kids and one troubled marriage later, Daisy never expects-or wants-to see Sage again. But when the little sister they have in common needs them both, they put aside their differences to care for Cassidy. As long-buried truths are revealed, no one is more surprised than they when friendship blossoms.

Their fragile truce is threatened by one careless act that could have devastating consequences. They could turn their backs on each other again…or they could learn to forgive once and for all and finally become true sisters of the heart.

The Summer Seekers: A Novel by Sarah Morgan

(Available Formats: Print Book, eBook, Downloadable Audiobook & Hoopla instant checkout audiobook)

Summer Seekers

“The ultimate road-trippin’ beach read and just what we all need after the long lockdown.” —Booklist, STARRED REVIEW for THE SUMMER SEEKERS

“The Summer Seekers is the ultimate road trip book.”—Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Get swept into a summer of sunshine, soul-searching and shameless matchmaking with this delightfully bighearted road-trip adventure by USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan!

Kathleen is eighty years old. After she has a run-in with an intruder, her daughter wants her to move into a residential home. But she’s not having any of it. What she craves—what she needs—is adventure.

Liza is drowning in the daily stress of family life. The last thing she needs is her mother jetting off on a wild holiday, making Liza long for a solo summer of her own.

Martha is having a quarter-life crisis. Unemployed, unloved and uninspired, she just can’t get her life together. But she knows something has to change.

When Martha sees Kathleen’s advertisement for a driver and companion to share an epic road trip across America with, she decides this job might be the answer to her prayers. She’s not the world’s best driver, but anything has to be better than living with her parents. And traveling with a stranger? No problem. Anyway, how much trouble can one eighty-year-old woman be?
As these women embark on the journey of a lifetime, they all discover it’s never too late to start over…

Have a great week!

Linda Reimer

*Information on the Three Catalogs*

Digital Catalog: https://stls.overdrive.com/

The Digital Catalog, a catalog containing eBooks, downloadable audiobooks, Digital Magazines and a handful of streaming videos, has two companion apps, Libby & OverDrive. Libby is the app for newer devices and the OverDrive app should be used for older devices and Amazon tablets.

All card holders of all Southern Tier Library System member libraries can check out items from the Digital Catalog.

Hoopla Catalog: https://www.hoopladigital.com/

The Hoopla Catalog features instant checkouts of eBooks, downloadable audiobooks, comic books, albums, movies and TV series. Patron check out limit is 6 items per month.

Hoopla is a Southeast Steuben County Library service available to all Southeast Steuben County Library card holders.

The Hoopla App is available for Android or Apple devices and most smart TVs & media streaming players.

StarCat: The catalog of physical/traditional library materials: https://starcat.stls.org

Card holders of all Southern Tier Library System member libraries can access StarCat to search for and request materials available at libraries through out the Southern Tier Library System.

The StarCat app is called Bookmyne and is available for Apple and Android devices.

Note: Book summaries are from the respective publishers unless otherwise specified.

Have questions or want to request a book?

Feel free to call the library! Our telephone number is 607-936-3713.

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

New York Times Bestsellers June 6, 2021

Hi everyone, here is the weekly list of New York Times Bestsellers.

Each title is followed by a listing of which formats it is available in for check out within the three catalogs: StarCat (Print, Large Print & CD Audiobooks), The Digital Catalog (eBook & Downloadable Audiobook) and the Hoopla Catalog (Hoopla instant checkout eBook & Hoopla Audiobook).

For more information on the three catalogs skip to the section below the bestselling titles*

New York Times Bestseller blog postings are published on Sundays; and the next New York Times Bestselling blog posting will be published on Sunday, June 6, 2021.

FICTION

21ST BIRTHDAY by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print & CD Audiobook; coming soon to the Digital Catalog!)

21st Birthday

The 21st book in the Women’s Murder Club series. New evidence changes the investigation of a missing mother.

THE DEVIL MAY DANCE by Jake Tapper

(Available Formats: Print Book)

The second book in the Charlie and Margaret Marder Mystery series. Attorney General Robert Kennedy asks the Marders to look into a threat, which brings them into contact with the Rat Pack and the Church of Scientology.

FINDING ASHLEY by Danielle Steel

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print, CD Audiobook & eBook)

Finding Ashley

Two estranged sisters, one a former best-selling author, the other a nun, reconnect as one searches for the child the other gave up.

THE FOUR WINDS by Kristin Hannah

(Available Formats: Print Book, CD Audiobook, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

As dust storms roll during the Great Depression, Elsa must choose between saving the family and farm or heading West.

A GAMBLING MAN by David Baldacci

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print, CD audiobook, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

Aloysius Archer, a World War II veteran, seeks to apprentice with Willie Dash, a private eye, in a corrupt California town.

THE HILL WE CLIMB by Amanda Gorman

(Available Formats: Print, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

The poem read on President Joe Biden’s Inauguration Day, by the youngest poet to write and perform an inaugural poem.

THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE by V.E. Schwab

(Available Formats: Print Books, Large Print, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

A Faustian bargain comes with a curse that affects the adventure Addie LaRue has across centuries.

THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME by Laura Dave

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

The Last Thing He Told Me

Hannah Hall discovers truths about her missing husband and bonds with his daughter from a previous relationship.

THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig

(Available Formats: Print Book, eBook & Downloadable Audiobooks)

Nora Seed finds a library beyond the edge of the universe that contains books with multiple possibilities of the lives one could have lived.

PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION by Emily Henry

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

Opposites Poppy and Alex meet to vacation together one more time in hopes of saving their relationship.

PLOT by Jean Hanff Korelitz

(Available Formats: Print Book & CD Audiobook)

Plot

Jacob Finch Bonner sells a story that wasn’t his to tell and finds out more about its source.

PROJECT HAIL MARY by Andy Weir

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Project Hail Mary

Ryland Grace awakes from a long sleep alone and far from home, and the fate of humanity rests on his shoulders.

SONG OF ACHILLES by Madeline Miller

(Available Formats: Print Book, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook & Hoopla instant checkout eBook & audiobook)

Song of Achilles

A reimagining of Homer’s “Iliad” that is narrated by Achilles’ companion Patroclus.

SOOLEY by John Grisham

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print, CD Audiobook, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

Sooley

Samuel Sooleymon receives a basketball scholarship to North Carolina Central and determines to bring his family over from a civil war-ravaged South Sudan.

SOULMATE EQUATION by Christina Lauren

(Available Formats: Print Book & Downloadable Audiobook)

Soulmate Question

Jessica Davis tries to find a soulmate through a DNA-based matchmaking company, only to find her potential match is someone she can’t stand.

THAT SUMMER by Jennifer Weiner

(Available Formats: Print Book, CD Audiobook & Downloadable Audiobook)

Daisy Shoemaker receives emails intended for a woman leading a more glamorous life and finds there was more to this accident.

WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print, CD Audiobook, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

Where The Crawdads Sing
In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.

WHERE THE GRASS IS GREEN AND THE GIRLS ARE PRETTY by Lauren Weisberger

(Available Formats: Print Book & CD Audiobook)

Where The Grass Is Green &amp; The Girls Are Pretty

The lives of two sisters, a morning show anchor and a stay-at-home helicopter parent, start to unravel when a small lie forces resentments to the surface.

WHILE JUSTICE SLEEPS by Stacey Abrams

(Available Formats: Print Book, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

When Justice Wynn slips into a coma, his law clerk, Avery Keene, must unravel the clues of a controversial case.

NON-FICTION:

ANTHROPOCENE REVIEWED by John Green

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Anthropocene Reviewed

A collection of personal essays that review different facets of the human-centered planet.

THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE by Bessel van der Kolk

(Available Formats: Print Book, eBook, Downloadable Audiobook & Hoopla Audiobook)

How trauma affects the body and mind, and innovative treatments for recovery.

BOMBER MAFIA by Malcolm Gladwell

(Available Formats: Print Book, eBook & Hoopla instant checkout audiobook)

Bomber Mafia

A look at the key players and outcomes of precision bombing during World War II.

CASTE by Isabel Wilkerson

(Available Formats: Print Book, Audiobook on CD, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines aspects of caste systems across civilizations and reveals a rigid hierarchy in America today.

FACING THE MOUNTAIN by Daniel James Brown

(Available Formats: Print Book & CD Audiobook)

The story of four Japanese-American families, who faced bigotry, and their sons, who volunteered for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II.

GREENLIGHTS by Matthew McConaughey

(Available Formats: Print Book, Audiobook on CD & Downloadable Audiobook)

The Academy Award-winning actor shares snippets from the diaries he kept over the last 35 years.

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON by David Grann

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print, CD Audiobook, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

killers of the flower moon

The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil.

KILLING THE MOB by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Killing The Mob

The 10th book in the conservative commentator’s Killing series looks at organized crime in the United States during the 20th century.

THE PREMONITION by Michael Lewis

(Available Formats: Print Book)

The Premonition

Stories of skeptics who went against the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of Covid-19.

THINK AGAIN by Adam Grant

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

An examination of the cognitive skills of rethinking and unlearning that could be used to adapt to a rapidly changing world.

UNTAMED by Glennon Doyle

(Available Formats: Print Book, Audiobook on CD, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.

WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU? by Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey

(Available Formats: Print Book, CD Audiobook & Downloadable Audiobook)

What Happend To You

An approach to dealing with trauma that shifts an essential question used to investigate it.

Happy reading!

Linda Reimer, SSL

*Information on the Three Catalogs*

Digital Catalog: https://stls.overdrive.com/

The Digital Catalog has two companion apps, Libby & OverDrive. Libby is the app for newer devices and the OverDrive app should be used for older devices and Amazon tablets.

All card holders of all Southern Tier Library System member libraries can check out items from the Digital Catalog.

Hoopla Catalog: https://www.hoopladigital.com/

The Hoopla Catalog features instant check outs of eBooks, downloadable audiobook, comic books, albums and streaming videos. Patron check out limit is 4 items per month.

Hoopla is a Southeast Steuben County Library service available to all Southeast Steuben County Library card holders.

The Hoopla App is available for Android or Apple devices and most smart TVs & media streaming players.

StarCat: The catalog of physical/traditional library materials: https://starcat.stls.org

Card holders of all Southern Tier Library System member libraries can access StarCat to search for and request materials available at libraries through out the Southern Tier Library System.

The StarCat app is called Bookmyne and is available for Apple and Android devices.

Also of Note: If a New York Times Bestseller isn’t yet available in any of the three catalogs; you can contact the library and request to be notified when it becomes available.

Southeast Steuben County Library Tel: 607-936-3713

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.