New York Times Bestsellers February 12, 2023

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 Audiobook), 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 posts are published on Sundays.And the next New York Times blog post will be published Sunday, February 12, 2023.

FICTION

THE BOYS FROM BILOXI by John Grisham

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

The Boys From Biloxi

Two childhood friends follow in their fathers’ footsteps, which puts them on opposite sides of the law.

CABINET OF DR. LENG by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

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

Cabinet of Dr. Leng

The 21st book in the Pendergast series. Constance Greene travels back in time to prevent the deaths of her siblings.

DAISY JONES & THE SIX by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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

DAISY JONES & THE SIX Updated Cover

A fictional oral history charting the rise and fall of a ’70s rock ’n’ roll band.

DEMON COPPERHEAD by Barbara Kingsolver

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

Demon Copperhead

A reimagining of Charles Dickens’s “David Copperfield” set in the mountains of southern Appalachia.

DEVIL’S RANSOM by Brad Taylor

(Available Formats: Print Book & Large Print)

Devil's Ransom

The 17th book in the Pike Logan series. Pike must stop a man seeking to upset the global balance of power.

FAIRY TALE by Stephen King

(Available Formats: Print Book, eBook & downloadable audiobook)

Fairy Tale

A high school kid inherits a shed that is a portal to another world where good and evil are at war.

HELL BENT by Leigh Bardugo

(Available Formats: Print Book & Downloadable Audiobook)

Hell Bent

The second book in the Alex Stern series. Alex risks her future at Lethe and Yale to get Darlington out of purgatory.

HORSE by Geraldine Brooks

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

The Horse

The story of a racehorse, an enslaved groom and an itinerant painter reverberates in three different eras.

HOUSE IN THE PINES by Ana Reyes

(Available Formats: eBook)

The House in the Pines

Seven years after witnessing her best friend drop dead, May returns to her Berkshires hometown to piece together what happened.

HOUSE OF WOLVES by James Patterson and Mike Lupica

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

House of Wolves

After her father is murdered, Jenny Wolf becomes the head of a powerful family in California.

HOW TO SELL A HAUNTED HOUSE by Grady Hendrix

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

How To Sell A Haunted House

After her parents die, Louise encounters more than she expected in dealing with the family home.

IT ENDS WITH US by Colleen Hoover

(Available Formats: Print Book & Downloadable Audiobook)


A battered wife raised in a violent home attempts to halt the cycle of abuse.

IT STARTS WITH US by Colleen Hoover

(Available Formats: Print Book)

It Starts With Us

In the sequel to “It Ends With Us,” Lily deals with her jealous ex-husband as she reconnects with her first boyfriend.

THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME by Laura Dave

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

The Last Thing He Told Me

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

LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY by Bonnie Garmus

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

Lessons in Chemistry

A scientist and single mother living in California in the 1960s becomes a star on a TV cooking show.

MAD HONEY by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan

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

Mad Honey

After returning to her hometown, Olivia McAfee’s son gets accused of killing his crush.

THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig

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

Midnight Library

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

RECOVERY ROAD by Christine Feehan

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Recovery Road

The eighth book in the Torpedo Ink series. A member of the motorcycle club helps an investment banker deal with thugs attempting to coerce her into marriage.

REMARKABLY BRIGHT CREATURES by Shelby Van Pelt

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

Remarkably Bright Creatures

A widow working the night shift at the Sowell Bay Aquarium is aided in solving a mystery by a giant Pacific octopus living there.

THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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

Seven Husbands of Eveyln Hugo

A movie icon recounts stories of her loves and career to a struggling magazine writer.

THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides

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

Silent Patient

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

TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW by Gabrielle Zevin

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

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow

Two friends find their partnership challenged in the world of video game design.

UGLY LOVE by Colleen Hoover

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

Ugly Love

Tate Collins and Miles Archer, an airline pilot, think they can handle a no strings attached arrangement. But they can’t.

VERITY by Colleen Hoover

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

Verity

Lowen Ashleigh is hired by the husband of an injured writer to complete her popular series and uncovers a horrifying truth.

NON-FICTION:

1619 PROJECT edited by Nikole Hannah-Jones, Caitlin Roper, Ilena Silverman and Jake Silverstein

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

The 1619 Project

Viewing America’s entanglement with slavery and its legacy, in essays adapted and expanded from The New York Times Magazine

AND THERE WAS LIGHT by Jon Meacham

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

And There Was Light

The Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer portrays the life of Abraham Lincoln.

BILL OF OBLIGATIONS by Richard Haass

(Available Formats: Not yet available in any catalog)

Bill of Obligations

The president of the Council on Foreign Relations makes his case for what he considers obligations for American citizens.

CRYING IN H MART by Michelle Zauner

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

Crying in H Mart

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

FRIENDS, LOVERS, AND THE BIG TERRIBLE THING by Matthew Perry

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

Friends Lovers & The Big Terrible Thing

The actor, known for playing Chandler Bing on “Friends,” shares stories from his childhood and his struggles with sobriety.

I’M GLAD MY MOM DIED by Jennette McCurdy

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

I'm Glad My Mom Died

The actress and filmmaker describes her eating disorders and difficult relationship with her mother.

AN IMMENSE WORLD by Ed Yong

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

An Immense World

The Pulitzer Prize–winning science writer explains the sensory perceptions and ways of communication used by a variety of animals.

THE LIGHT WE CARRY by Michelle Obama

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

Light We Carry

The former first lady shares personal stories and the tools she uses to deal with difficult situations.

MASTER SLAVE HUSBAND WIFE by Ilyon Woo

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Master Slave Husband Wife

In 1848, Ellen Craft, disguised as a disabled white man, and her husband, William, posing as that man’s slave, achieved freedom only to have to flee again.

THE MYTH OF NORMAL by Gabor Maté with Daniel Maté

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

Myth of Normal

The potential ways in which trauma and stress from modern-day living can affect our physical health.

NAZI CONSPIRACY by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch

(Available Formats: Print Book & CD Audiobook)

Nazi Conspiracy

The story of a Nazi plot to kill President Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill.

NEVER GIVE AN INCH by Mike Pompeo

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Never Give An Inch

The former secretary of state gives his account of his time serving under President Trump, with a focus on an America First approach.

SPARE  by Prince Harry

(Available Formats: Print Book,

Spare

The Duke of Sussex details his struggles with the royal family, loss of his mother, service in the British Army and marriage to Meghan Markle.

STRAIGHT SHOOTER by Stephen A. Smith

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Straight Shooter

The ESPN analyst recounts the highs and lows of his life and career.

SURRENDER by Bono

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

Surrender

The lead singer of the Irish rock band U2 offers details of his life, career and activism.

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.

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 Viewing February 2023

Hi everyone, here are our streaming recommendations for the month ahead of us

The next streaming recommendation post will be out the first Saturday, in March, that’s Saturday, March 3, 2023.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Disney+ available now; can also be purchased via Amazon, Google Play & Apple)

Joe Pickett (Paramount+) (Season 1, streaming now & based on the mystery series by C. J. Box)

Poker Face (Peacock) (Episodes drop weekly, season 1 launched in January)

Something in the Dirt (2022) (Amazon Prime & may be rented/purchased from Amazon, Google, Apple, YouTube etc.)

The Watch (February 1) (Hulu)

Harlem, Season 2 (Netflix) (February 3)

All That Breaths (February 7) (HBO Max)

Empire of Light (February 7) (HBO Max)

Carnival Row, Season 2 (February 17) (Amazon Prime Video)

Hello Tomorrow! (February 17)  (Apple TV+)

Star Trek Picard, Season 3 (February 16) (Paramount+)

Hoopla Streaming Pick of the Month

Signora Volpe – Season One (2022)

And here is the trailer:

Have a great weekend,

Linda

Suggested Listening February 3, 2023

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, February 10, 2023.

And here are the 10 recommended songs of the week!

Alceste ou le Triomphe d’Alcide, LWV 50: Air pour les pêcheurs by Ensemble Leviathan & Lucile Tessier (Genre: Classical)

From The Album: Music for Lady Louise (2022)

Better Times Will Come by Janis Ian (Genre: Singer-Songwriter)

From The Album: The Light at The End of The Line (2022)

Days Beyond Recall by Bunk Johnson & Sidney Bechet (Genre: Jazz)

From The Album: Days Beyond Recall (1951)

Freedom Highway by Rhiannon Giddens

From The Album: Freedom Highway (2017)

And as a bonus, because it is a great song – here is the original version:

Freedom Highway by The Staple Singers

From The Album: Freedom Highway (1965)

Guinevere by Donovan (Genre: Classic Rock, Sixties Rock)

From The Album: Sunshine Superman (1966)

Heart in Sorrow by Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee (Genre: Blues, Harmonica)

From The Album: Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry Sing (1990)

And also, the album: Classic Harmonica Blues from Smithsonian Folkways (2013) by Various Artists

Let Us Get Together by Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams (Genre: Americana)

From The Album: Live at Levon’s! (2023)

Luck of the Draw by Bonnie Raitt (Genre: Blues/Rock)

From The Album: Luck of the Draw (1991)

The Tender Years by Robert Forester (Genre: Singer-Songwriter)

From The Album: The Candle And The Flame

That’s What I’ll Do by Robert Cray (Genre: Blues)

From The Album: Too Many Cooks (1990)

Hoopla Recommend Album of the Week

A Valentine from Bing (2023) by Bing Crosby (Genre: Vocal)

A Valentine From Bing

And from the album the song:

My Funny Valentine by Bing Crosby

Have a great weekend,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

Online Catalog Links:

StarCat

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

The Digital Catalog, web version of Libby

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

The Libby App

Libby

Libby is the companion app to the Digital Catalog and may be found in the Apple & Google app.

Hoopla

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

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

Suggested Reading February 1, 2023

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

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

Weekly Suggested Reading postings are now published on Wednesdays.

And the next Suggested Reading posting will be published on Wednesday, February 8, 2023.

Back In A Spell by Lana Harper

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Back In A Spell

Harper’s charming third Witches of Thistle Grove romance (after From Bad to Cursed) continues to plumb surprising emotional depths while maintaining a lighthearted rom-com vibe. Responsible pansexual witch Nina Blackmoore agrees to a blind date with spontaneous nonbinary bartender Morty Gutierrez, not realizing he’s from the same Gutierrez clan that her powerful family have been harassing into selling the bar. The date’s a disaster—but mystical forces are at work to keep this duo from calling it quits. After witnessing an apparition in the town lake, Nina wakes to find her powers are wildly magnified. Worse, somehow Morty now has powers of his own. The only way he could have acquired magic overnight is if the pair of them are witchbound, the metaphysical equivalent of marriage. Though Nina is desperate to regain control over her power and halt the connection rapidly growing between her and Morty, she also welcomes the unexpected benefit of the bond: having someone she can be herself with, who helps her to confront the damage her self-centered mother has wrought on her life. Harper doesn’t hold back in showing the effects of being raised by a narcissistic parent, grounding the witchy story in heartfelt reality. This is sure to enchant series fans and new readers alike. – Publishers Weekly Review

The Burnout Challenge: Managing People’s Relationships with Their Jobs by Christina Maslach

(Available Formats: Print Book & CD Audiobook)

The Burnout Challenge

A majority of American workers consider their jobs to be mediocre or bad, constituting a crisis in the workplace, according to this no-nonsense survey from Banishing Burnout coauthors Maslach, a UC Berkeley psychology professor, and Leiter, an organizational psychologist. They make a case that such bad feelings toward one’s work manifest as burnout, a miserable trifecta comprising crushing exhaustion, feelings of cynicism and alienation, and a sense of ineffectiveness. Burnout, they write, is the result of “the increasing mismatch between workers and workplaces,” and is not an individual problem but one that comes down to the relationship between an individual and their place of work. Solutions, therefore, must be systemic and structural. The authors break down how burnout affects workplace relationships (it can lead to workers “causing greater personal conflict and disrupting job tasks”) and lay out how organizations can ensure an ideal job-person match, which they posit involves six conditions: a sustainable workload; ample choice and control; recognition and rewards; supportive work community; norms of fairness, respect, and social justice; and well-aligned values and meaningful work. With the Great Resignation looming large, this timely, practical guide is worth a look for business leaders aiming to foster a healthy workplace. – Publishers Weekly Review

City Under One Roof by Iris Yamashita

(Available Formats: Print Book)

City Under One Roof

DEBUT In Oscar-nominated screenwriter Yamashita’s first novel, a teen finds body parts in a cove in Point Mettier, a very small town in Alaska. The police assume the limbs are from a passenger from a cruise ship. Detective Cara Kennedy arrives from Anchorage on a personal search. A year earlier, her husband and son disappeared on a camping trip, and their body parts were only recently discovered. She hopes to make a connection to those murders. Instead, she finds a secretive town where all 205 residents live in one apartment building with services, including a two-man police department. When she finds no answers, she plans to leave town–but the only exit, a two-mile tunnel, is blocked due to an avalanche. She’s stuck in a town where everyone is lying, an isolated place where abused women flee for safety. It’s not so safe when a head is discovered, a gang storms into town from a nearby reservation, and a woman and her sons disappear. Cara teams up with a police officer on a rescue plan that leads to shoot-outs and violence in the tunnels.
VERDICT The claustrophobic atmosphere in this unique one-building town, isolated by tunnels, weather, and secrets, builds a memorable debut crime novel. – Starred Library Journal Review

Financial Feminist: Overcome the Patriarchy’s Bullsh*t to Master Your Money and Build a Life You Love by Tori Dunlap

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Financial Feminist

From the globally-recognized personal finance educator and social media star behind Her First $100K, an inclusive guide to all things money—from managing debt to investing and voting with your dollars
Tori Dunlap was always good with money. As a kid, she watched her prudent parents balance their checkbook every month and learned to save for musical tickets by gathering pennies in an Altoids tin. But she quickly discovered that her experience with money was pretty unusual, especially among her female friends.
It wasn’t our fault. Investigating this financial literacy and wealth gap, Tori found that girls are significantly less likely to receive a holistic financial education; we’re taught to restrain our spending, while boys are taught about investing and rewarded for pursuing wealth. In adulthood, women are hounded by the unfounded stereotype of the frivolous spenders whose lattes are to blame for the wealth gap. And when something like, say, a global pandemic happens, we’re the first to have jobs cut and the last to re-enter the workforce. It’s no wonder money is a source of anxiety and a barrier to equality for so many of us.
But what if money didn’t mean restriction, and instead, choice? The ability to luxuriously travel, quit toxic jobs, donate to important organizations, retire early? The freedom to live the life you want, and change the world while you do it?

Tori founded Her First $100K to teach women to overcome the unique obstacles standing in the way of their financial freedom. In Financial Feminist, she distills the principles of her shame- and judgment-free approach to paying off debt, figuring out your value categories to spend mindfully, saving money without monk-like deprivation, and investing in order to spend your retirement tanning in Tulum.

You will learn:
– Exercises to help you understand your current relationship with money, figure out what you want to change, and how to make that happen
– How to decide on your investment goal, and discover the three steps to meeting it
– Learn how to source the data you need to negotiate the money you deserve
Featuring journaling prompts, deep-dives into the invisible aspects of the financial landscape, and interviews with experts on everything money—from predatory credit card companies to the racial wealth gap and voting with your dollars—Financial Feminist is the ultimate guide to making your money work harder for you (rather than the other way around.)

Independence by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

Independence

Divakaruni’s (The Last Queen, 2021) latest brilliant novel coincides with the seventy-fifth anniversary of the independence of India from British rule and its partition into India, Pakistan, and East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). With great attention to detail regarding the political and religious upheaval this caused and its impact on ordinary citizens, Divakaruni tells a highly nuanced tale of a Hindu Bengali family living in the village of Ranipur near Calcutta. The oldest child, Deepa, is as dutiful and responsible as she is beautiful, and she is determined to be an asset to her family through marriage. Priya, the middle sister, is the firebrand, independent and idealistic, on a mission, against societal odds, to become a doctor like their father. Jamini, the youngest, is deeply religious like their mother and jealous of her more accomplished sisters. The innocence and safety of these sisters in their cocooned village where Hindus and Muslims are enmeshed in each others’ lives are shattered in the turmoil, and the sisters are torn asunder. Deepa follows her husband to Bangladesh. Priya’s dream leads her to America to study medicine, while Jamini is the glue that holds their mother’s life together. Woven throughout their stories is the violence, rage, and anguish of a divided nation, all stirringly depicted by Divakaruni in unforgettable prose. –Booklist Review

The Ingenue: A Novel by Rachel Kapelke-Dale

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Ingenue

Saskia Kreis has finally returned home, but this isn’t the homecoming she had planned. A former piano prodigy, Saskia had a tempestuous relationship with her mother, Evie, now dead before they can reconcile or even say goodbye. At least she will inherit her ancestral home, the once grand Elf House on the Milwaukee lakefront. However, Saskia is shocked to learn that Evie willed the house to her colleague Patrick, a man with whom Saskia shares a secret past. Pursuing legal options, Saskia attends a photographic exhibition that shatters the illusion that she was unique in her relationship to Patrick. She was one of many underage girls Patrick groomed, and the idea of giving him her home is unthinkable. Questioning whether anyone would believe her story, Saskia wrestles with moving forward. Kapelke-Dale’s (The Ballerinas, 2021) absorbing novel delves into the repercussions of sexual abuse, interspersing tantalizing extracts from Evie’s feminist fairy-tale retellings and fragments of Saskia’s teen years with present events that crescendo to a stunning conclusion.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Aptly compared to Kate Elizabeth Russell’s much-buzzed-about My Dark Vanessa (2020), The Ingenue is poised to garner similar attention. – Booklist Review

Liberation Day: Stories by George Saunders

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Liberation Day

Booker winner Saunders (Lincoln in the Bardo) returns to the short form with a wide-ranging collection that alternates his familiar fun house of warped simulations with subtler dramas. In “Ghoul,” actors playing demons at an Inferno-esque attraction called “Maws of Hell” succumb to workplace rivalries under the watchful eye of their managers. “Love Letter,” set in a Trumpist dystopia where “loyalists” report dissenters for infractions, takes the form of a man’s cautionary letter to his defiant grandson. The title story imagines a sinister company whose employees, little more than programs, are forced to recreate Custer’s last stand. Other stories probe loss, regret, and hopefulness. “The Mom of Bold Action” follows a frustrated writer and housewife facing turmoil when her son is attacked by at least one of two identical old creeps. “Mother’s Day” explores the inner life of a once feisty elderly woman now living at a remove from the world after her daughter runs away from home. “Elliot Spencer” combines futurism and pathos as a mind-wiped counterprotester suddenly recovers his identity. Saunders’s four previous collections shook the earth a bit harder, but he continues to humanize those whom society has worn down to a nub. Despite the author’s shift to quieter character studies, there’s plenty to satisfy longtime devotees. – Publishers Weekly Review

Mr. Breakfast by Jonathan Carroll

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Mr Breakfast

Graham Patterson wanted to be a famous comedian but didn’t have the edge that would make him a star. Ignoring the smart suggestions of his longtime girlfriend Ruth, he found himself without another gig. Buying a red Mustang off the showroom floor, Graham started searching for something he couldn’t name. Breaking down on the road, he impulsively chose his first tattoo without knowing the design contained magic. Now Graham can experience three possible lives at three different times, from the present into the future, but must pick only one for the rest of his days. What ensues is a wild ride as characters continuously change and grow through their experiences, which are full of surprises for characters and readers alike. As always with the exceptionally imaginative Carroll, he creates complex worlds for his hero to inhabit and with clever crossovers between realms that are carefully thought out and fun to explore. Carroll’s attention to details is impressive, and the unexpected prevails. Although not exactly comparable, this should appeal to fans of Matt Haig’s The Midnight Library (2020). –Booklist Review

No One Left To Come Looking For You: A Novel by Sam Lipsyte

(Available Formats: Print Book)

No One Left To Come Looking For You

At the start of this charming comic mystery set circa 1993 from Lipsyte (Hark), 20-something Jonathan “Jack” Shit, who plays in “the Shits, a fast-disintegrating band” on the fringes of Manhattan’s East Village music scene, is awakened by a call from Dyl Becker at King Snake Guitars. Dyl tells Jack that the band’s smack-addled lead singer, the Banished Earl, was just in his store with Jack’s bass guitar trying to sell it days before a big gig. Earl disappears, and the stolen bass, probably swapped for drugs, ends up in the hands of a thug named Mounce, whom Jack confronts as Mounce also tries to sell the instrument. A subsequent murder raises the stakes. Jack soon connects Earl’s disappearance with an aggressive real estate mogul known for stiffing his business associates while scheming to profit at any cost from the urban renewal of New York City. A wild array of neighborhood characters and scenesters guide Jack, including Corrina, an affectionate devotee engaged in mysterious art projects. This whodunit homage comes complete with dark satirical observations of New York 30 years ago. Spinal Tap fans will want to check it out. Publishers Weekly Review

One: Simply One-Pan Wonders by Jamie Oliver

(Available Formats: Print Book)

One

One is the ultimate cookbook that will make getting good food on the table easier than ever before . . . Jamie Oliver is back to basics with over 120 simple, delicious, ONE pan recipes.

This edition has been adapted for the US market.

In ONE, Jamie Oliver will guide you through over 120 recipes for tasty, fuss-free and satisfying dishes cooked in just one pan. What’s better: each recipe has just eight ingredients or fewer, meaning minimal prep (and cleaning up) and offering maximum convenience.

Packed with budget-friendly dishes you can rustle up any time, ONE has everything from delicious work from home lunches to quick dinners the whole family will love; from meat-free options to meals that will get novice cooks started.

With chapters including . . .
· Veggie Delights
· Celebrating Chicken
· Frying Pan Pasta
· Batch Cooking

Simple dishes like Juicy Tahini Chicken and Hassleback Eggplant Pie and will soon become your new favorites.

There are plenty more no-fuss, tasty recipes that make ONE sit alongside 5 Ingredients and Ultimate Veg as your go-to kitchen companions.

Have a great week!

Linda Reimer

*Information on the three catalogs*

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

The Digital Catalog, is an online catalog containing eBooks, downloadable audiobooks, digital magazines and a handful of streaming videos. The catalog, which allows one to download content to a PC, also has a companion app, Libby, which you can download to your mobile device; so you can enjoy eBooks and downloadable audiobooks on the go!

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.

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 (Libby app) and Hoopla eBooks & Hoopla Downloadable Audiobooks (Hoopla app).

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.

Library Connections, A Readers’ & Listeners’ Advisory Videocast January 13, 20 & 27 2023

Hi everyone, here is the latest edition of Library Connections, our weekly readers’ and listeners’ advisory videocast.

The next Library Connections video will be posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2023.

Library Connections: January 13, 2023

Library Connections: January 20, 2023

Library Connections: January 27, 2023

Library Connections videos may also be accessed via the Southeast Steuben County Library’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/SESTEUBENCOLIBRARY

Have a great week!
Linda Reimer, SSCL

 

New York Times Bestsellers February 5, 2023

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 Audiobook), 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 posts are published on Sundays.And the next New York Times blog post will be published Sunday, February 5, 2023.

FICTION

THE BOYS FROM BILOXI by John Grisham

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

The Boys From Biloxi

Two childhood friends follow in their fathers’ footsteps, which puts them on opposite sides of the law.

CABINET OF DR. LENG by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

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

Cabinet of Dr. Leng

The 21st book in the Pendergast series. Constance Greene travels back in time to prevent the deaths of her siblings.

DEMON COPPERHEAD by Barbara Kingsolver

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

Demon Copperhead

A reimagining of Charles Dickens’s “David Copperfield” set in the mountains of southern Appalachia.

FAIRY TALE by Stephen King

(Available Formats: Print Book, eBook & downloadable audiobook)

Fairy Tale

A high school kid inherits a shed that is a portal to another world where good and evil are at war.

HELL BENT by Leigh Bardugo

(Available Formats: Print Book & Downloadable Audiobook)

Hell Bent

The second book in the Alex Stern series. Alex risks her future at Lethe and Yale to get Darlington out of purgatory.

HOUSE IN THE PINES by Ana Reyes

(Available Formats: eBook)

The House in the Pines

Seven years after witnessing her best friend drop dead, May returns to her Berkshires hometown to piece together what happened.

HOUSE OF WOLVES by James Patterson and Mike Lupica

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

House of Wolves

After her father is murdered, Jenny Wolf becomes the head of a powerful family in California.

HOW TO SELL A HAUNTED HOUSE by Grady Hendrix

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

How To Sell A Haunted House

After her parents die, Louise encounters more than she expected in dealing with the family home.

IT ENDS WITH US by Colleen Hoover

(Available Formats: Print Book & downloadable audiobook)


A battered wife raised in a violent home attempts to halt the cycle of abuse.

IT STARTS WITH US by Colleen Hoover

(Available Formats: Print Book)

It Starts With Us

In the sequel to “It Ends With Us,” Lily deals with her jealous ex-husband as she reconnects with her first boyfriend.

THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME by Laura Dave

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

The Last Thing He Told Me

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

LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY by Bonnie Garmus

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

Lessons in Chemistry

A scientist and single mother living in California in the 1960s becomes a star on a TV cooking show.

MAD HONEY by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan

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

Mad Honey

After returning to her hometown, Olivia McAfee’s son gets accused of killing his crush.

MAN CALLED OVE by Fredrik Backman

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print, CD Audiobook & original movie (not the one with Tom Hanks) available as a DVD and to stream from Hoopla)

A Man Called Ove

A curmudgeon’s gruff exterior masks a generosity of spirit; the basis of the film “A Man Called Otto.”

THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig

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

Midnight Library

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 SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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

Seven Husbands of Eveyln Hugo

A movie icon recounts stories of her loves and career to a struggling magazine writer.

SHARDS by Bret Easton Ellis

(Available Formats: Print Book)

The Shards

In Los Angeles in 1981, a prep school senior becomes obsessed with a new student at the same time he and his circle of friends are taunted by a serial killer.

THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides

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

Silent Patient

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

TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW by Gabrielle Zevin

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

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow

Two friends find their partnership challenged in the world of video game design.

UGLY LOVE by Colleen Hoover

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

Ugly Love

Tate Collins and Miles Archer, an airline pilot, think they can handle a no strings attached arrangement. But they can’t.

VERITY by Colleen Hoover

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

Verity

Lowen Ashleigh is hired by the husband of an injured writer to complete her popular series and uncovers a horrifying truth.

WITHOUT A TRACE by Danielle Steel

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

Without A Trace

Charles Vincent meets someone who ignites his passion and must decide whether to walk away from his perfect-from-the-outside life.

NON-FICTION:

ALL ABOUT LOVE by bell hooks

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

All About Love

The late feminist icon explores the causes of a polarized society and the meaning of love.

AND THERE WAS LIGHT by Jon Meacham

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

And There Was Light

The Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer portrays the life of Abraham Lincoln.

THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE by Bessel van der Kolk

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

Body Keeps Score

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

BRAIDING SWEETGRASS by Robin Wall Kimmerer

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

Braiding Sweetgrass

A botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation espouses having an understanding and appreciation of plants and animals.

CRYING IN H MART by Michelle Zauner

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

Crying in H Mart

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

FRIENDS, LOVERS, AND THE BIG TERRIBLE THING by Matthew Perry

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

Friends Lovers & The Big Terrible Thing

The actor, known for playing Chandler Bing on “Friends,” shares stories from his childhood and his struggles with sobriety.

I’M GLAD MY MOM DIED by Jennette McCurdy

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

I'm Glad My Mom Died

The actress and filmmaker describes her eating disorders and difficult relationship with her mother.

AN IMMENSE WORLD by Ed Yong

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

An Immense World

The Pulitzer Prize–winning science writer explains the sensory perceptions and ways of communication used by a variety of animals.

THE LIGHT WE CARRY by Michelle Obama

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

Light We Carry

The former first lady shares personal stories and the tools she uses to deal with difficult situations.

 

SONG OF THE CELL by Siddhartha Mukherjee

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

The Song of The Cell

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author chronicles the discovery of cells and describes how modern medicine uses them.

SPARE  by Prince Harry

(Available Formats: Print Book,

Spare

The Duke of Sussex details his struggles with the royal family, loss of his mother, service in the British Army and marriage to Meghan Markle.

STRAIGHT SHOOTER by Stephen A. Smith

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Straight Shooter

The ESPN analyst recounts the highs and lows of his life and career.

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.

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.

Belated Suggested Reading January 27, 2023

Hi everyone, I’m running a bit late in getting our weekly suggested reading post out this week, due to our inclement weather on Wednesday – but better late than never – and just in time for the weekend; here are our recommended reads for the week!

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

Weekly Suggested Reading postings are usually published on Wednesdays.

And the next Suggested Reading posting will be published on Wednesday, February 1, 2023.

The Book of Everlasting Things: A Novel by Aanchal Malhotra

The Book of Everlasting Things

DEBUT New Delhi-born artist and oral historian Malhotra has written extensively about the 1947 Partition of India, including the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize-shortlisted Remnants of Partition: 21 Objects from a Continent Divided, and she brings that knowledge to her first novel, rendering history in human, often poignant images. One January morning in 1938, Samir Vij, apprentice perfumer and a Hindu, meets Firdaus Khan, calligrapher’s apprentice and a Muslim, in his family’s ittar (a fragrant essential oil) shop in Lahore. Time passes, and their friendship deepens into love, until they find themselves on opposite sides of the border after Partition. The story glides back and forth in time, through two World Wars and the Partition and the recent past. Secrets are revealed, the intricacies of calligraphy and perfume-making are described, and the consequences of decisions made are recounted. Near the novel’s end, Samir sums it up: “It is difficult to forget, but it is even harder to keep remembering.” It will be difficult indeed to forget this exquisite story.
VERDICT A long and luxurious tale of love, loss, memory, and place, told against a backdrop of tumultuous historical events. – Starred Library Journal Review

A Fashionable Fatality by Alyssa Maxwell

A Fashionable Fatality
Set in 1921, Maxwell’s engrossing eighth Lady and Lady’s Maid mystery (after 2021’s A Deadly Endowment) takes plucky Lady Phoebe Renshaw and her intrepid lady’s maid, Eva Huntford, to the Cotswolds, where Phoebe’s sister, Julia, the Marchioness of Allerton, is hosting a house party. The guests include up-and-coming French fashion designer Coco Chanel, but unfortunately Coco has decided that Julia’s estate would be the perfect place to stage a fashion shoot and has brought her entire entourage without consulting her hostess. Julia endures the imperious Coco and her battling crew—a caddish photographer, two miserable assistants, and two bitterly competitive models. When one of the models is found dead of smoke inhalation, Julia is quick to blame a servant for forgetting to open the flue in the woman’s bedroom, but Phoebe is convinced it was murder. Phoebe and Eva make a great team, seamlessly working together above stairs and below stairs to uncover the truth. An evocative setting, realistic relationships, and a nicely crafted plot more than make up for the unlikely murderer simply confessing at the end. Fans of lighter historicals should be satisfied. – Publishers Weekly Review

The Local by Joey Hartstone

The Local

James Euchre, the narrator of film and TV writer Hartstone’s impressive debut, has built a successful career as a patent lawyer in Marshall, Tex., which has become the country’s leading jurisdiction for intellectual property litigation under the leadership of federal judge Gerald Gardner. When Gardner, Euchre’s mentor, is fatally stabbed after a holiday party, the prime suspect is Amir Zawar, a wealthy tech entrepreneur whom Euchre was defending against a claim of copyright infringement before Gardner. After the judge denied Zawar’s motion to dismiss the case, the irate Zawar cursed him out and threatened his life. Despite Euchre’s lack of experience in criminal defense and close relationship with the murdered man, he’s brought onboard as local counsel in the hopes that he’ll be more relatable for the jury. Euchre and his colleagues pursue a two-track defense, poking holes in the prosecution’s case to establish reasonable doubt while also investigating independently to identify a credible alternate suspect. The surprising twists are rendered plausible by Hartstone’s mastery of conveying detailed trial strategies. Scott Turow readers should take a look. – Publishers Weekly Review

Moon Rise Over New Jessup by Jamila Minnicks

Moonrise Over New Jessup
A Southern community confronts the meaning of Black power. In a warmly appealing book debut, Minnicks, winner of the 2021 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, considers the fraught question of integration from the perspective of an all-Black community in rural Alabama. It’s 1957, and Alice Young is on her way to Birmingham after fleeing abuse in the segregated town where she grew up. Getting off the bus to stretch her legs, she is incredulous to find herself in a place with no “WHITES ONLY signs and backdoor Negro entrances.” New Jessup, she learns, had been established by freedmen who separated from the White community “across the woods,” where they had worked “from field to house and everywhere inside.” Even after Whites tried to run the Black people of New Jessup off the land, they rebuilt and set down roots, started thriving businesses, a school, a hospital, and farms. But, Alice soon discovers, there are troubles: A growing national movement for desegregation has incited dissension. Some in New Jessup agree with the NAACP that integration will be favorable for Blacks; others, that “independence, and not mixing” is a better goal. In New Jessup, the independence movement is adopted by the National Negro Advancement Society, whose aim is “keeping folks from across the woods outta our hair and our pockets for good!” Alice would prefer to distance herself from politics, but she becomes immersed in the controversy when she falls in love with an NNAS activist. How, the NNAS asks, can separation work for Negro communities? Will integration mean equal rights–or merely upending lives for something neither Blacks nor Whites want? What is a viable path to real power? Minnicks’ impassioned characters struggle with those questions as they think about the consequences of court-mandated integration and the reality of living in a society where, Alice realizes, “not all unwelcoming is posted in the window at eye level.” A thoughtful look at a complex issue. – Kirkus Review

The Night Travelers: A Novel by Armando Lucas Correa

The Night Travelers

Correa (The Daughter’s Tale) unfurls a stunning multigenerational story involving WWII Germany and the Cuban Revolution. In 1931 Berlin, poet Ally Keller gives birth to Lilith, her daughter with jazz musician Marcus, a Black German man. After Marcus goes missing, and as Germany marches toward war, Ally fears Lilith may be targeted by the Nazis because of her skin color, so she begs her Jewish neighbors, Beatrice and Albert Herzog, to take seven-year-old Lilith with them to Cuba. As Lilith adapts to life in Cuba with the Herzogs, she befriends Martín Bernal, and they eventually marry. But Martín’s alliance with Batista’s government puts him in danger when Fidel Castro comes to power, forcing him to leave Lilith and their daughter Nadine alone after he is captured, and Lilith arranges for Nadine to leave Cuba for the U.S., where she’s adopted by an American couple. Years later, Nadine attends college in Germany, and while working as a scientist at a research center in Berlin, her interest in her heritage leads her to information about her birth mother’s early years. Correa makes palpable the sacrifices made by Ally and Lilith for their children’s survival, and the taut pacing keeps the pages flying. Readers will be deeply moved. – Starred Publishers Weekly Review

This Other Eden by Paul Harding

This Other Eden

Pulitzer winner Harding (Tinkers) suffuses deep feeling into this understated yet wrenching story inspired by an isolated mixed-raced community’s forced resettlement in 1912 Maine. Formerly enslaved Benjamin Honey and his Irish-born wife Patience settled Apple Island more than a century earlier. Now, the hardscrabble community includes gender-bending and incestuous siblings Theophilus and Candace Lark and their four, mentally disabled children; a Civil War veteran named Zachary Hand to God Proverbs, who lives in a hollow tree; Irish sisters Iris and Violet McDermott, who raise three orphaned Penobscot children; and the Honeys’ descendents. Christian missionary and retired schoolteacher Matthew Diamond has spent the past five years visiting the island during the summer to teach the community’s children. A deeply prejudiced man, he prays for the strength to overcome his “visceral, involuntary repulsion” to Black people, and is continually shocked at the children’s quick minds as well as Ethan Honey’s talent for drawing. With eugenics on the rise, the state sets in motion a plan to clear the island and Diamond contrives to send Ethan to a colleague in Massachusetts, where he can pass as white and study art. Harding’s close-third narration gives shape and weight to the community members’ complicated feelings about their displacement, while his magisterial prose captures a sense of place (“the island a granite pebble in the frigid Atlantic shallows”). It’s a remarkable achievement. – Publishers Weekly Review

Paris Daillencourt Is About to Crumble by Alexis Hall

Paris is About To Crumble

Centering the depiction of a romantic protagonist on mental illness is a risk; making that depiction comic is riskier. If anyone can pull it off, it’s Hall (Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake), but even so, this laugh-cry rom-com about anxiety disorder succeeds more as a personal growth story than a love story. Wealthy, white university student Paris Daillencourt’s crippling anxiety means he’s most at ease in his London flat. But his roommate pushes him to compete in a Great British Bake Off–style reality show, and because Paris can’t face conflict, he does as he’s told. Initially the spirals of paralyzing antilogic that dog his every thought have a Robin Williams quality, but once he starts negotiating the flirtatious overtures of Tariq, a Bangladeshi Muslim fellow contestant, the wrecking ball of Paris’s anxiety overcomes the humor. Internalized bias and social pressure exacerbate the damage to the men’s budding relationship, but luckily, as the wince factor rises, expertly sketched supporting characters assume the comedic responsibility. Resolving the lovers’ angst requires something of a fairy tale twist, but the rocky road to their happy ending is thoughtful, worthwhile, and, yes, funny. Series fans will not be disappointed. – Publishers Weekly Review

The Reunion: A Novel by Kayla Olson

The Reunion

In YA novelist Olson’s (This Splintered Silence) first foray into romance, Liv Latimer, the star of the popular teen drama Girl on the Verge, has returned to film a reunion episode of the show. This reunites her with co-star and former best friend Ransom Joel, who she hasn’t spoken to since their friendship imploded after the series finale 14 years prior. Sparks quickly fly between the two, but Liv, whose career has taken a different, more serious trajectory since the end of the series, must figure out how to balance her career ambitions, the possibility of a Girl on the Verge reboot series, and her budding attraction to Ransom. The second-chance, friends-to-lovers romance is well-paced and well-developed, as are Liv and Ransom’s external ambitions and challenges. Readers, especially those who were fans of Dawson’s Creek, One Tree Hill, and similar shows, will enjoy the Hollywood setting and cast of fully realized supporting characters in this excellent contemporary romance.

VERDICT A must-read for fans of Christina Lauren, Emily Henry, and early 2000s teen drama shows. – Library Journal Review

Sleep No More by Jayne Ann Krentz

Sleep No More
What’s going on at the Carnelian Sleep Institute in the quiet college town of Carnelian, Calif.? That’s the question at the heart of this enticing romantic suspense novel and Lost Night Files series launch from bestseller Krentz (Lightning in a Mirror). Months before the start of the book, Pallas Llewellyn and two strangers, Talia and Amelia, all lost their memories of the exact same window of time while staying at Lucent Springs Hotel. Since then, the women have become friends and started the podcast that gives this series its name, using it to investigate what happened to them and explore other potentially paranormal cases. Ambrose Drake turns to this podcast for help after a disturbing experience. While participating in an overnight sleep study, he’s positive that he heard screams from the adjoining room and believes a fellow patient may have been murdered, though the medical staff assure him he was only dreaming. The stakes ratchet higher when institute assistant Emery Geddings mysteriously disappears, leading Pallas and Ambrose to investigate—with explosive results. Krentz’s plot is characteristically twisty and her characters are well-shaded. The cliffhanger ending will undoubtedly frustrate some readers, but it successfully builds anticipation for future installments. Readers will be on the edges of their seats. – Publishers Weekly Review

The Vibrant Years by Sonali Dev

Vibrant Years

Regrets, secrets, and love drive this beautifully told multigenerational saga from Dev (The Emma Project). App developer Cullie Desai hit it big with Shloka, which she created to help others deal with anxiety. She then had an affair with Steve, who helped take the app to market. Now, six months after Steve went back to his wife, he’s trying to sabotage the program by charging users a subscription fee, prompting Cullie to come up with another winner so she can boot him from the team. Meanwhile, her mother, Aly, is still chasing her dream of becoming a television news anchor, a career that’s already cost Aly her marriage and 10 years of being pushed into the background by her boss. Meanwhile, Cullie’s paternal grandmother, Bindu, who’s just received a substantial inheritance, tries to create a new life at an upscale seniors’ residence. Unfortunately, the inheritance is tied to a painful secret from her distant past. Dev easily gets the reader to root for her well-rounded characters, and the intertwined story lines wrap up with a delightful ending. This effervescent tale is sure to please the author’s fans and win her new ones. – Publishers Weekly Review

Have a great week!

Linda Reimer

*Information on the three catalogs*

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

The Digital Catalog, is an online catalog containing eBooks, downloadable audiobooks, digital magazines and a handful of streaming videos. The catalog, which allows one to download content to a PC, also has a companion app, Libby, which you can download to your mobile device; so you can enjoy eBooks and downloadable audiobooks on the go!

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.

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 (Libby app) and Hoopla eBooks & Hoopla Downloadable Audiobooks (Hoopla app).

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.

Suggested Listening January 27, 2023

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, February 3, 2023

And here are the 10 recommended songs of the week!

Blowing The Blues Away by Billy Eckstine (Genre: Vocal, Jazz)

From The Album: Jazz Foundations Volume 5 (2008)

Drifting And Dreaming by Bert Kaempfert and his Orchestra (Genre: Easy Listening, Instrumental)

From The Album: Wonderland By Night: The Best of Bert Kaempfert (1961)

I Hear Music by Diane Marino (Genre: Vocal, Jazz)

From The Album: I Hear Music (2022)

Little Moss Man, After Midnight & Creeping by Michael Howell and Lafayette Harris Jr. (Genre: Piano, Guitar &  just plain great music!)

From The Album: Recorded live – no album available.

Lafayette Harris Jr. has a new album coming out in March: Swingin’ Up in Harlem (2023)

A Love Song, Played Slow by Rachel & Vilray (Genre: Vocal, Jazz)

From The Album: I Love A Song! (2023)

Medley: I Heard It Through The Grapevine/Have A Little Mercy/Tell Mama/Chain Of Fools (Live) by Electric Flag with Erma Franklin (Genre: Vocal, Classic Rock & R&B)

From The Album: Live Carousel 1968 (2015)

Sixth Avenue Express : Pete Johnson & Albert Ammons (Genre: Boogie Woogie, Piano, Jazz)

From The Album: Great Holiday Times by Pete Johnson (2020)

Small Town Nashville Blues by Cristina Vane (Genre: Americana)

From The Album: Make Myself Me Again (2022)

Wayfaring Stranger by Rhiannon Giddens (Genre: Vocal, Americana)

From The Album: There Is No Other (2019)

We’re In This Love Together (Genre: Jazz, Vocal)

From The Album: Breaking Away (1981)

Hoopla Recommend Album of the Week

The Best of Diana Krall (Genre: Vocal, Jazz)

Best of Diana Krall

And from the album the song:

Pick Yourself Up by Diana Krall

Have a great weekend,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

Online Catalog Links:

StarCat

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

The Digital Catalog, web version of Libby

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

The Libby App

Libby

Libby is the companion app to the Digital Catalog and may be found in the Apple & Google app.

Hoopla

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

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

New York Times Bestsellers January 22, 2023

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 Audiobook), 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 posts are usually published on Sundays.And the next New York Times blog post will be published Sunday, January 29, 2022

FICTION

AGE OF VICE by Deepti Kapoor

(Available Formats: Print & eBook)

Age of Vice

A servant, an heir and a journalist are caught up in a complicated series of events involving romance and corruption in India.

BABEL by R.F. Kuang

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

Babel

In 1828, Robin Swift studies at Oxford University’s Royal Institute of Translation and faces a choice when Britain pursues a war with China.

THE BOYS FROM BILOXI by John Grisham

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

The Boys From Biloxi

Two childhood friends follow in their fathers’ footsteps, which puts them on opposite sides of the law.

DEMON COPPERHEAD by Barbara Kingsolver

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

Demon Copperhead

A reimagining of Charles Dickens’s “David Copperfield” set in the mountains of southern Appalachia.

DESERT STAR by Michael Connelly

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

Desert Star

Ballard and Bosch bury old resentments as they go after two killers.

DREAMLAND by Nicholas Sparks

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

Dreamland

Musicians from different backgrounds are attracted to each other and a mother flees with her son from an abusive husband.

FAIRY TALE by Stephen King

(Available Formats: Print Book, eBook & downloadable audiobook)

Fairy Tale

A high school kid inherits a shed that is a portal to another world where good and evil are at war.

HOUSE IN THE PINES by Ana Reyes

(Available Formats: eBook)

The House in the Pines

Seven years after witnessing her best friend drop dead, May returns to her Berkshires hometown to piece together what happened.

IT ENDS WITH US by Colleen Hoover

(Available Formats: Print Book & downloadable audiobook)


A battered wife raised in a violent home attempts to halt the cycle of abuse.

IT STARTS WITH US by Colleen Hoover

(Available Formats: Print Book)

It Starts With Us

In the sequel to “It Ends With Us,” Lily deals with her jealous ex-husband as she reconnects with her first boyfriend.

LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY by Bonnie Garmus

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

Lessons in Chemistry

A scientist and single mother living in California in the 1960s becomes a star on a TV cooking show.

LOATHE TO LOVE YOU by Ali Hazelwood

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

Loathe To Love You

Three romance stories: “Under One Roof,” “Stuck With You” and “Below Zero.”

MAD HONEY by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan

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

Mad Honey

After returning to her hometown, Olivia McAfee’s son gets accused of killing his crush.

THE MAID by Nita Prose

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

The Maid

When a wealthy man is found dead in his room, a maid at the Regency Grand Hotel becomes a lead suspect.

THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig

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

Midnight Library

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

REMARKABLY BRIGHT CREATURES by Shelby Van Pelt

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

Remarkably Bright Creatures

A widow working the night shift at the Sowell Bay Aquarium is aided in solving a mystery by a giant Pacific octopus living there.

THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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

Seven Husbands of Eveyln Hugo

A movie icon recounts stories of her loves and career to a struggling magazine writer.

THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides

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

Silent Patient

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

TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW by Gabrielle Zevin

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

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow

Two friends find their partnership challenged in the world of video game design.

UGLY LOVE by Colleen Hoover

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

Ugly Love

Tate Collins and Miles Archer, an airline pilot, think they can handle a no strings attached arrangement. But they can’t.

VERITY by Colleen Hoover

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

Verity

Lowen Ashleigh is hired by the husband of an injured writer to complete her popular series and uncovers a horrifying truth.

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.

WITHOUT A TRACE by Danielle Steel

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

Without A Trace

Charles Vincent meets someone who ignites his passion and must decide whether to walk away from his perfect-from-the-outside life.

A WORLD OF CURIOSITIES by Louise Penny

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

World of Curiosities

The 18th book in the Chief Inspector Gamache series. When an attic room that was sealed off 160 years ago is opened, an old enemy returns.

NON-FICTION:

ALL ABOUT LOVE by bell hooks

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

All About Love

The late feminist icon explores the causes of a polarized society and the meaning of love.

AND THERE WAS LIGHT by Jon Meacham

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

And There Was Light

The Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer portrays the life of Abraham Lincoln.

THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE by Bessel van der Kolk

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

Body Keeps Score

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

BRAIDING SWEETGRASS by Robin Wall Kimmerer

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

Braiding Sweetgrass

A botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation espouses having an understanding and appreciation of plants and animals.

CRYING IN H MART by Michelle Zauner

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

Crying in H Mart

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

FRIENDS, LOVERS, AND THE BIG TERRIBLE THING by Matthew Perry

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

Friends Lovers & The Big Terrible Thing

The actor, known for playing Chandler Bing on “Friends,” shares stories from his childhood and his struggles with sobriety.

I’M GLAD MY MOM DIED by Jennette McCurdy

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

I'm Glad My Mom Died

The actress and filmmaker describes her eating disorders and difficult relationship with her mother.

AN IMMENSE WORLD by Ed Yong

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

An Immense World

The Pulitzer Prize–winning science writer explains the sensory perceptions and ways of communication used by a variety of animals.

 

THE LIGHT WE CARRY by Michelle Obama

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

Light We Carry

The former first lady shares personal stories and the tools she uses to deal with difficult situations.

MASTER SLAVE HUSBAND WIFE by Ilyon Woo In 1848, Ellen Craft, disguised as a disabled white man, and her husband, William, posing as that man’s slave, achieved freedom only to have to flee again.

NAZI CONSPIRACY by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch The story of a Nazi plot to kill President Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill.

ROUGH SLEEPERS by Tracy Kidder The Pulitzer Prize-winning author chronicles Jim O’Connell’s work to provide medical care to Boston’s unhoused population.

SONG OF THE CELL by Siddhartha Mukherjee

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

The Song of The Cell

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author chronicles the discovery of cells and describes how modern medicine uses them.

SPARE  by Prince Harry

(Available Formats:

The Duke of Sussex details his struggles with the royal family, loss of his mother, service in the British Army and marriage to Meghan Markle.

STRAIGHT SHOOTER by Stephen A. Smith

(Available Formats:

The ESPN analyst recounts the highs and lows of his life and career.

 

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.

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 January 20, 2023

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, January 27, 2023.

And here are the 10 recommended songs of the week!

All I Have To Do/Kathy’s Clown by The Everly Brothers (Genre: Classic Rock, Vocal)

From The Album: The Very Best of the Everly Brothers (2008)

And as a bonus, as it is a great song:

Nashville Blues by The Everly Brothers

From The Album: It’s Everly Time (1960)

Ball n’ Chain by Big Mama Thornton & Buddy Guy (Genre: Blues)

Studio Version From The Album: Ball n’ Chain (1989)

Baby, You Got What It Takes by Dinah Washington & Brooks Benton (Genre: Vocal, R&B)

From The Album: The Two Of Us (1960)

Been To The Mountain by Margo Price (Genre: Americana)

From The Album: Strays (2023)

Crazy Love (Crazy Music) by Buddy Guy (Genre: Blues)

From The Album: Left My Blues in San Francisco (1967)

Good Times Bad Times by Led Zeppelin (Genre: Rock)

From The Album: Led Zeppelin (1969)

Hey Jude by The Beatles (Genre: Rock)

From The Album: 1 (2000)

Hit The Road Jack by Ray Charles (Genre: Vocal, R&B)

From The Album: True Genius (2021)

Roll On Down The Highway by Bachman-Turner OverDrive (Genre: Classic Rock)

From The Album: Not Fragile (1974)

You Know What I Mean by Jeff Beck (Genre: Guitar)

From The Album: Blow By Blow (1975)

Hoopla Recommend Album of the Week

The Chronological Fats Waller 1940 – 1941 by Fats Waller (Genre: Jazz)

Fats Waller

And from the album the song:

Fat’s Waller’s Original E Flat Blues by Fats Waller

Have a great weekend,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

Online Catalog Links:

StarCat

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

The Digital Catalog, web version of Libby

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

The Libby App

Libby

Libby is the companion app to the Digital Catalog and may be found in the Apple & Google app.

Hoopla

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

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.