Suggested Listening June 3, 2022

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 10, 2022.

And here are the 10 recommended songs of the week!

All Night Long by Robert Pete Williams (Genre: Blues)

From The Album: When A Man Takes The Blues (Recorded 1959-1960 & 1970; released in 1996)

Blues Up The Rivers by Charlie Musselwhite (Genre: Blues, Harmonica)

From The Album: Mississippi Nation (2022)

Crazy Blues by Mamie Smith and Her Jazz Hounds (Genre: Blues)

From The Album: Complete Recorded Works, Volume (2005; song recorded in 1920)

Feel Like Going Home by Muddy Waters (Genre: Blues, Folk-Blues)

From The Album: Folk Singer (1964)

Moanin’ At Midnight by Howlin’ Wolf (Genre: Blues)

From The Album: Moanin’ In the Moonlight (1959)

Railroad Bill by John Jackson (Genre: Blues)

From The Album: Classic African-American Ballads (2006)

Spoonful by Howlin’ Wolf (Genre: Blues)

From The Album: Howlin’ Wolf (AKA The Rockin’ Chair Album)

Talk To Me by Bonnie Raitt (Genre: Blues/Rock)

From The Album: Green Light (1982)

Things Gonna Get Better by Bee Houston (Genre: Blues)

From The Album: Blues With A Message (2005)

Train, Bring My Baby Back by Son House & J. D. Short (Genre: Blues)

From The Album: Blues From The Mississippi Delta (1963)

Hoopla Recommend Album of the Week

Blues by Moses Rascoe (Genre: Blues)

Blues

And from the album the song

Bright Lights, Big City

Have a great weekend,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

REFERENCES:

Online References

AllMusic | Record Reviews, Streaming Songs, Genres & Bands. (n.d.). AllMusic. Retrieved June 3, 2022, from https://www.allmusic.com/

Print References

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn

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 May 31, 2022

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 (Libby app) 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.

And the next Suggested Reading posting will be published on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.

The Cherry Robbers by Sarai Walker

(Available Formats: Print Book)

The Cherry Robbers

The delightfully eerie latest from Walker follows a woman who reinvents herself after a painful childhood. The story begins with Sylvia Wren, a famous artist in her 80s, living in present-day Abiquiu, N.Mex., while her partner, Lola, is away in Brazil. Sylvia receives a letter from a journalist with questions about her past that threaten to reveal her true identity as Iris Chapel. Walker then flashes back to 1950s Connecticut, where Iris grows up with her five older sisters and a mother who has a habit of staring off into the woods and dropping her china before declaring she feels “something terrible” will happen. Their father, who isn’t around much, runs Chapel Firearms, and the women believe their house is haunted by those who were killed by the guns manufactured by the company. Walker does a great job weaving this thread of gothic mystery with revelations about the woman Iris becomes, a “haunted mother, haunted daughter.” A mix of bildungsroman and ghost story, the narrative gains strength as it illuminates its characters’ power of intuition, especially when they’re not afraid to use it. This uncanny tale of dark origins shines brightly. – Publishers Weekly Review

The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon: A Graying American Looks Back at His Suburban Boyhood and Wonders What the Hell Happened by Bill McKibben

(Available Formats: Print Book)

The Flag The Cross And the Station Wagon

In 1970, when long-time climate activist and rock-steady writer McKibben was 10, his family moved to Lexington, Massachusetts, a town key to the American Revolution and a bastion of white suburban security, prosperity, and conformity. As a teen, McKibben worked as a guide to Lexington’s historical sites; now he investigates the contrast between what he was taught then and the long-obfuscated truth about enslaved people in New England and the “genocidal destruction” of the continent’s Indigenous nations. This leads to a clarifying discussion of why racism is systemic in American society and what remedies can be pursued. McKibben also tracks the decline of the authority of mainstream Christianity and the intensification of deleterious “hyper-individualism” and materialism which spurred the carbon-burning supersizing of suburban homes and vehicles and the reduction of support for urgently needed public urban institutions. A wild tale about President Carter’s White House solar panels leads to an examination of the unholy influence of corporations on Congress and the overt politicization of the courts. Adept at factual storytelling and connecting the dots, earnest, caring, and funny, McKibben dovetails personal reckonings with an astute elucidation of our social justice and environmental crises, arguing wisely that facing the truth about our past is the only way forward to a more just and sustainable future. – Booklist Review

Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Ghost Walkers

In this entrancing alternate history, Kowal (the Glamourist Histories series) introduces the Spirit Corps, a group that communicates with recently killed soldiers to gather important wartime information. It’s the summer of 1916, and American medium Ginger Stuyvesant works with the British Army at Le Havre to coordinate and lead spirit circles. When her intelligence officer fiancé, Capt. Benjamin Harford, uncovers a German plot to target the Spirit Corps and is sent to the front soon after, Ginger must use every power at her disposal to track down a traitor and protect the corps. Kowal’s depiction of spiritualism is richly imagined, and its complications and consequences are thoughtfully considered. Her depiction of the Western Front includes diverse characters often neglected in wartime stories: the many people who help Ginger include women young and old, people of color, and disabled veterans, all of whom are dismissed by the British men in charge. The well-drawn characters and the story’s gripping action and deep emotion will captivate readers. – Starred Publishers Weekly Review

The Road To Unfreedom: Europe, Russia and America by Timothy Snyder

(Available Formats: Print Book)

The Road To Unfreedom

Yale history professor Snyder (On Tyranny) buttresses his denunciation of Donald Trump as a nascent authoritarian with a fascinating, detailed exploration of how recent events in Russia presaged Trump’s administration. Beginning by discussing the obscure early-20th-century Russian philosopher Ivan Ilyin, who regarded “fascism as the politics of the world to come,” Snyder traces Ilyin’s influence on Vladimir Putin’s aggressive efforts to return his country to superpower status. Those included the 2014 invasion of Ukraine, which Snyder considers “the warning that went unheeded” of Russia’s willingness to interfere with other countries’ political systems, as later seen during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. He relates Ilyin’s belief that strong rulers favor self-serving myths over empirical evidence to numerous examples of the Putin regime’s propaganda. In perhaps its most audacious PR coup, Russia’s downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight over Ukraine was spun so successfully that well over 80% of Russians believed their country wasn’t to blame. This instance of “alternative facts” will resonate with many Trump opponents, as will Snyder’s dissection of the leadership style of oligarchs, both Russian and American. His work achieves its stated goal of conveying the relationship among “interconnected events in our own contemporary world history” and will be a must-read for those concerned about democracy’s safety in the 21st century.

The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah

(Available Formats: Print Book)

The Stardust Thief

DEBUT American Kuwaiti Abdullah unfolds a tale built from the threads of One Thousand and One Nights, an adventure quest, focused on four travelers. The Midnight Merchant, with the aid of her jinn bodyguard, sells relics filled with magic. Prince Mazen bin Malik is trapped in a life he does not want. Aisha bint Louas is one of the fabled Forty Thieves. They seek the jinn in the lamp. To find them, they must step into the endless, ever-shifting sands of the desert, a shimming substance that hides wonder and terror–ghouls and bandits, gardens born of silver blood, and deadly traps made by man and jinn alike. Abdullah transports readers into this rich world and literary heritage by crafting characters with deep backstories; maintaining an engrossing pace; and, most impressively, layering details into the story so deftly that the veil between magic and reality slips and bends delightfully.

VERDICT An impressive first in an expected trilogy, one that hits high notes of several popular themes and trends (found families, classics retold), but offers fresh perspectives as well. It will delight readers who appreciate highly atmospheric books. Share widely, not just with fantasy readers. Starred Library Journal Review

Strange Highways by Dean Koontz

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Strange Highways

An extraordinary collection of short fiction, including the title novel, nine novellas, and six stories, explores the intriguing, vast variety of human experiences–failures, triumphs, adventures, terrors, joys, and more–that occur along the path from birth to death.

Here is a description of the fascinating title story: Joey Shannon, an alcoholic whose life has been going nowhere for 20 years, returns to his hometown for the funeral of his father. As he leaves town, he gets a mysterious second chance to relive the night in 1975 when his life began its downward spiral: to both literally and figuratively take the road that he didn’t originally take. On this road he is supremely tested by conflict with his successful and charismatic older brother P.J., by conflict between his cynicism and his lost faith, and by conflict between the ultimate good and evil.

Tall Men, Short Shorts: The 1969 NBA Finals: Wilt, Russ, Lakers, Celtics, and a Very Young Sports Reporter by Leigh Montville

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Tall Men Short Shorts

Sportswriter Montville (Sting Like a Bee) masterfully combines memoir and sports history in this thrilling deep dive into a legendary NBA championship battle. As a 24-year-old novice reporter for the Boston Globe in 1969, he had a first-row seat to an epic duel that went the full seven games and pitted Bill Russell’s Boston Celtics against Wilt Chamberlain’s Los Angeles Lakers. The Celtics, Montville writes, were “at the end of their dominance”—they’d finished fourth in their division, and their leader, Russell, was playing his final year. The Lakers, meanwhile, had just brought on Chamberlain, who many considered the “most stupendous” player in the league. Historically, the Lakers had routinely been bested by the Celtics, but the L.A. team’s two games to none lead at the outset of the Finals gave them the upper hand. Instead, Boston won by two points in the seventh game, with Chamberlain injured on the bench in the final, crucial minutes. Montville recounts his race against “the tightest of deadlines” to file game reports—including the first game’s “53 beautiful backcourt points” scored by Jerry West—that he hoped would catapult his career. In vividly evoking the ups and downs that led to this monumental match-up, Montville paints a humanizing portrait of the game. This is another success for a gifted writer. – Starred Publishers Weekly Review

Transcription by Kate Atkinson

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

Transcription

Is it ever possible to transcend the choices of the past? In this superb new novel from Atkinson it’s 1940 when Juliet Armstrong is recruited into the British intelligence service, MI5. She supports an operation by transcribing recorded meetings between a British agent, posing as a member of the Gestapo, and British Nazi sympathizers. At 19 and somewhat naive but with considerable wit and intelligence, she is soon entangled in espionage, undertaking an active role in the operation and bringing several traitors to justice. When the war ends, Juliet leaves MI5 for the BBC, first in Manchester, and then in London, where she produces programs for the emerging schools educational service in 1950. As Juliet’s life tantalizingly unfolds, it becomes apparent that she has made some very provocative choices during the war, and that absolutely nothing is as it seems.

VERDICT With a fascinating cast of characters, careful plotting, and lyrical language in turns comical and tragic, Atkinson’s complex story carefully unveils the outer demands and inner conflicts that war inflicts on people. A delight for fans of A.S. Byatt and Ian McEwan – Starred Library Journal Review

Treeborne by Caleb Johnson

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

Treeborne

Using language rich as mulch, debut author Johnson tells the superb saga of three generations of Treebornes, who live near the town of Elberta in the southern reaches of Georgia. Janie Treeborne narrates much of the story, tripping through time beginning with the days of her grandaddy Hugh, forced by circumstance to join the Authority, behemoth builder of a modern dam. So as not to forget how things once were, Hugh becomes a maker of a strange art he calls “assemblies,” figures made of mud, spiders’ webs, and gears. His wife is Janie’s beloved MawMaw, the postmaster Maybelle; she is in love with Lee Malone, the “man with the blue arms” who sings like an angel and tends orchards as old as the conquistador Hernando DeSoto.

When Janie’s aunt and uncle threaten to sell off and clear the ancient forest once home to her beloved grandparents, Janie and her friends kidnap her aunt to try to stop them, and she goes on the lam in the company of a magical doll made of dirt. Johnson’s pervasive use of the colloquial, even when narrating, never gets irritating. Metaphors abound, and it isn’t a coincidence the Treebornes’ town shares a person’s name; the whole place is as alive as if it walked on two feet. Sentence by loamy sentence, this gifted author digs up corpses and upends trees to create a place laden with magic and memory. Starred Publishers Weekly Review

When She Dreams by Amanda Quick

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

When She Dreams

When it comes to hiring a private investigator in Adelina Beach, Maggie Lodge is not exactly awash in choices. Still, while Sam Sage might be a divorced, disgraced ex-cop, at least he isn’t drunk at nine o’clock in the morning. After hiring Sam to find out who is blackmailing her current employer, syndicated advice columnist Aunt Cornelia, Maggie insists on taking an active role in the investigation. The blackmailer’s trail soon takes the new “partners” to the Guilfoyle Institute of Dream Analysis in Burning Cove, California, where they discover a charismatic con man, his cool-as-a-cucumber wife-manager, a mad scientist obsessed with lucid dreaming, and a dead body.

Quick (one of Jayne Ann Krentz’s literary alter egos) deftly tips her fedora to Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler in the latest superbly entertaining addition to her 1930s-set Burning Cove books. With its perfectly executed plot, snappy dialogue, and generous dash of dry wit, this is proof positive of why Quick’s novels continue to be the platinum standard for stylish American historical romance kissed with a hint of sophisticated suspense and a dash of the supernatural. – Booklist 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.

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.

Library Connections, A Readers’, Listeners’ & Viewers’ Advisory Videocast May 27, 2022

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

The next Library Connections video will be posted on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.

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 June 5, 2022

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 Bestseller list will be published to this blog on Sunday, June 29, 2022.

FICTION

22 SECONDS by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

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

22 Seconds

The 22nd book in the Women’s Murder Club series. Lindsay Boxer returns as word gets around about a shipment of drugs and weapons.

BETTER OFF DEAD by Lee Child and Andrew Child

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

Better Off Dead

 

The 26th book in the Jack Reacher series. Reacher helps an F.B.I. agent look for her missing brother and takes on a foe named Dendoncker.

BOOK LOVERS by Emily Henry

Book Lovers

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

While on vacation in North Carolina, a literary agent keeps running into an editor.

BOOK OF NIGHT by Holly Black:

(Available Formats: Print Book & downloadable audiobook)

Book of Night

A bartender working at a Berkshires dive bar deals with doppelgängers, billionaires and magicians seeking a vast and terrible power.

DREAM TOWN by David Baldacci

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

Dream Town

he third book in the Archer series. Archer, Dash and Callahan search for a missing screenwriter who had a dead body turn up in her home.

HOMEWRECKERS by Mary Kay Andrews

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Homewreckers

A widow starring in a beach house renovation reality show gets caught up in competing love interests and an old missing persons case.

 

IN THE BLOOD by Jack Carr

(Available Formats: Print Book)

In The Blood

The fifth book in the Terminal List series. James Reece goes after the killer of a Mossad operative attached to the C.I.A.

THE ISLAND by Adrian McKinty

(Available Formats: Print Book & Large Print)

The Island

When a family vacation goes wrong, Heather Baxter and her step-children must escape a remote island.

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.

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.

LOST SUMMERS OF NEWPORT Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig and Karen White

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

The Lost Summers of Newport

A reclusive heiress allows a reality home rehab show to restore her house filled with family history on two conditions.

MALIBU RISING by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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

Malibu Rising

An epic party has serious outcomes for four famous siblings.

THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig

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

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 PARIS APARTMENT by Lucy Foley

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

The Paris Apartment

Jess has suspicions about her half-brother’s neighbors when he goes missing.

PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION by Emily Henry

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

People We Meet On Vacation

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

RAZZMATAZZ by Christopher Moore

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Razzmatazz

In a follow-up to “Noir,” a cast of characters deal with mischief and mayhem in 1947 San Francisco.

RUN, ROSE, RUN by Dolly Parton and James Patterson

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print, CD audiobook, eBook, downloadable audiobook & through Hoopla – Dolly Parton companion album also titled Run Rose Run.)

Run Rose Run

A singer-songwriter goes to Nashville seeking stardom but is followed by her dark past.

THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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

Seven Husbands of Eveyln Hugo

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

SOMETHING WILDER by Christina Lauren

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Something Wilder

Lily and Leo must decide how much they will risk in pursuit of love and treasure in the red rock canyons of Utah.

SUMMER PLACE by Jennifer Weiner

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

The Summer Place

A wedding between Ruby Danhauser and her pandemic boyfriend at a family beach house in Cape Cod brings to light family secrets.

THIS TIME TOMORROW by Emma Straub

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

This Time Tomorrow

A 40-year-old woman finds new meaning in past events when she goes back in time and relives her 16th birthday in 1996.

UGLY LOVE by Colleen Hoover

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

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.

NON-FICTION:

THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE by Bessel van der Kolk

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

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 & Hoopla instant checkout eBook & audiobook)

Braiding Sweetgrass

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

CREATED EQUAL by Ben Carson with Candy Carson

(Available Formats: Not yet available in any catalog)

Created Equal

The former secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development gives his analysis of race relations in America.

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.

FINDING ME by Viola Davis

(Available Formats: Print Book & downloadable audiobook)

Finding Me

The multiple award-winning actress describes the difficulties she encountered before claiming her sense of self and achieving professional success.

GREENLIGHTS by Matthew McConaughey

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

Greenlights

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

KILLING THE KILLERS by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

(Available Formats: Print Book & CD audiobook)

Killing The Killers

The 11th book in the conservative commentator’s Killing series gives an account of the global war against terrorists.

MEAN BABY by Selma Blair

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Mean Baby

The actress and model describes dark times and the salvation she found in her multiple sclerosis diagnosis.

THE OFFICE BFFS by Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Office BFFs

Two stars of “The Office” celebrate the comedy series and their friendship.

PALACE PAPERS by Tina Brown

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

The Paper Palace

This follow-up to “The Diana Chronicles” details how the royal family reinvented itself after the death

PHIL by Alan Shipnuck

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Phil

An unauthorized biography of the golf champion Phil Mickelson.

POWER OF CRISIS by Ian Bremmer

(Available Formats: not yet available in any catalog)

Power of Crisis

A look at the crises of global health emergencies, transformative climate change and the artificial intelligence revolution.

RIVER OF THE GODS by Candice Millard 

(Available Formats: Print Book)

River of the Gods

The story of the hardships encountered during 19th-century expeditions in Africa, and the complicated partnerships behind them.

SACRED OATH by Mark T. Esper

(Available Formats: Not yet available in any catalog)

A Sacred Oath

The former secretary of defense gives an account of serving in his post until he was fired by the president after the 2020 election.

THIS WILL NOT PASS by Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns

(Available Formats: Print Book)

This Will Not Pass

Two New York Times correspondents chronicle the 2020 election and the first year of the Biden presidency.

UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN by Jon Krakauer

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

Under The Banner of Heaven

Two brothers who subscribed to a fundamentalist version of Mormonism killed a woman and her daughter; the basis of the TV series.

WE WERE DREAMERS by Simu Liu

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

WE WERE DREAMERS

The star of “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” shares his journey and struggles with cultural stereotypes.

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

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

What Happened 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.

Suggested Listening May 27, 2022

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 3, 2022.

And here are the “baker’s” 10 recommended songs of the week!

America by Simon & Garfunkel (Genre: Folk, Singer-Songwriter)

From The Album: Bookends (1968)

America The Beautiful by Ray Charles (Genre: Vocal, R&B)

From The Collection: True Genius (2001)

Arlington by Trace Adkins (Genre: Country)

From The Album: Songs About Me (2005)

The Ballad for the Fallen Soldier by The Isley Brothers (Genre: R&B)

From The Album: The Complete RCA Victor and T-Neck Album Masters (2005)

Boogie Woogie  Bugle Boy by The Andrews (Genre: Big Band, Vocal, Swing)

From The Album: 20th Century Masters: Best Of The Andrews Sisters (The Millennium Collection) by The Andrews Sisters (2000)

Color Me America by Dolly Parton (Genre: Country)

From The Album: For God And Country (2003)

I Will Remember You by Sarah McLachlan (Genre: Vocal)

From The Album: Afterglow Live (2004)

Run Mourner, Run by Sweet Honey in the Rock (Genre: Vocal)

From The Album: Songs of the Civil War (1991)

This Is My Country by Levon Helm & Mavis Staples (Genre: Vocal, Rock, R&B)

From The Album: Carry Me Home (2022; recorded live in 2011)

This Land Is Your Land by Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings (Genre: R&B, Vocal)

From The Album: Naturally (2005)

The Vacant Chair by The New Lost City Ramblers (Genre: Folk)

From The Album: Songs of the Civil War (1960/2004)

And as a bonus, since Memorial Day is Monday; here is a reading of John McCrae’s World War I era poem In Flanders Fields, read by Linus, who is accompanied to Flanders by Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty, Marcia, Snoopy & Woodstock:

In Flanders Fields read by Linus

Hoopla Recommend Album of the Week

The Civil War: The Original Soundtrack (to the Ken Burns TV documentary) by Various Artists

Civil War Original SOundtrack

And from the album the song

Ashokan Farewell by Jay Unger & Molly Mason

Have a great weekend,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

REFERENCES:

Print References

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn

ONLINE REFERENCES

Aldrich, M. A. A. J. (2022, March 23). 35 Memorial Day Songs to Put on Your Patriotic Playlist. Country Living. Retrieved May 26, 2022, from https://www.countryliving.com/life/entertainment/news/g4450/memorial-day-songs/

Bofah, A. D. A. Y. (2021, May 21). 30 Memorial Day Songs to Celebrate America and Honor Our Heroes. Good Housekeeping. Retrieved May 26, 2022, from https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/a32393979/memorial-day-songs/

Rindner, M. J. A. G. (2021, May 11). 25 Patriotic Fourth of July Songs to Celebrate America. Oprah Daily. Retrieved May 26, 2022, from https://www.oprahdaily.com/entertainment/g27796965/patriotic-fourth-of-july-songs/

Songs of the Civil War by Smithsonian Folkways. (n.d.). Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Retrieved May 26, 2022, from https://folkways.si.edu/songs-of-the-civil-war-by-smithsonian-folkways/music/playlist/smithsonian

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 May 24, 2022

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 (Libby app) 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.

And the next Suggested Reading posting will be published on Tuesday, May 31, 2022.

After The Summer Rain by Gerri Hill

(Available Formats: Print Book)

After The Summer Rain

Workaholic Erin Ryder was on the fast track to self-destruction. Reeling after her lover walked out on her, she turned to booze and caffeine to make it through each day. After a family intervention, she finds herself on a remote ranch in New Mexico—on womyn’s land—to detox and heal. No cell service, no Internet—she’s convinced she won’t last three days, much less for the three-month sentence her father has mandated.

Running from the chaos that had become her life, Melanie West moved to Eagle Bluff Ranch seven years ago.

By far the youngest there, she embraced the compassionate, peaceful life that the elders espoused. Living off what her garden produced, her chickens and goats became her friends and confidants. Exposure to the outside world was limited to the handful of guests who stayed a few days at the ranch each year.

This summer would be different. Melanie found herself hosting a young woman for three months. A young woman who wanted to be anywhere but there. As the days and weeks passed, their animosity turned to friendship as they helped the other heal from their past failures.

Erin soon found herself loving life on Mel’s little farm. Loving life and loving Mel. Saying goodbye would be the hardest thing she had to do—saying goodbye to Mel… or saying goodbye to her previous life.

Anniversaries: From a Year in the Life of Gesine Cresspahl by Uwe Johnson, translated by Damion Searls

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Anniversaries

In this sprawling multivolume novel, the events of one woman’s life over the course of a year in New York hearken back to several decades’ worth of German history and political upheaval. Gesine Cresspahl is a German woman in her mid-30s who lives with her daughter in New York and works for a bank.

Johnson’s novel opens in the late summer of 1967, and proceeds through the following year day by day, with all of the political turmoil that that entails—both in the United States and behind the Iron Curtain. Interspersed with this are occasional meditations on the New York Times and, more prominently, the story of Gesine’s family over the course of her early life. In this way, Johnson covers the rise of fascism in Germany, the wartime experience there, and the separation of the nation into East and West.

The novel’s 1967 segments occasionally trace the aftereffects of fascism and sometimes parallel the tumultuous American politics of the moment, including the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. Johnson keeps the line between past and present murky, which seems in keeping with his larger points about the nature of history as it’s remembered versus history as it’s lived. The growing political consciousness of Gesine’s daughter, Marie, provides a wonderful counterpoint to the novel’s themes of crises personal, national, and global. This is a haunting and unforgettable portrait of the momentous and the historical. Starred Publishers Weekly Review

Blood of the Four by Christopher Golden & Tim Lebbon

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

Blood of the Four

This hefty sword-and-sorcery adventure from frequent collaborators Golden and Lebbon leaves room to bring its large, entangled cast of characters to a wider stage. At the beginning, the kingdom of Quandis is at peace. The study of magic has been left to the priesthood and largely ignored. Cunning and ruthless Princess Phela sees the awful effects of her mother’s addiction to magical lore, but once Phela becomes queen, she can’t resist the temptation of supernatural power. Meanwhile, Demos, the studly betrothed of Phela’s younger sister, is sold into slavery after his father is executed for blasphemy; Blane, a young member of the Bajuman caste (hereditarily lower than any slave) who doesn’t believe in the gods, stealthily trains as a priest but unwillingly begins to suspect that the gods and their magic are real; and Blane’s supposedly dead sister, Daria, becomes a swashbuckling admiral in the Quandian fleet. There’s something for everyone here, including some subtly feminist themes and several spectacular displays of magical conflict. This novel is an expert crowd-pleaser. Publishers Weekly Review

Clash of Empires by Ben Kane

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Clash of Empires

The great general Hannibal Barca is on the verge of defeat. As the ambitious senator Flamininus plots his path to power, he knows victory will crown Rome the most powerful in the world. Only unconquered Greece stands in the way of glory. King Philip V of Macedon’s mighty phalanx is an enemy Rome has long feared, and one that has never known defeat. Demetrios has dreamed of fighting with the phalanx his whole life, but the young villager will soon learn that, in a clash of empires, you’re only ever one swing of the sword away from death–or entering legend.

Confessions in B-Flat by Donna Hill

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

Confessions In B Flat

Hill spins a powerful romance between passionate young activists during the American Civil Rights Movement. After marching on Washington, D.C., Atlanta native Jason Tanner, a committed advocate of nonviolence, is tapped to open Martin Luther King Jr.’s Harlem field office. On the bus to New York, he meets Anita Hopkins, a Brooklyn-born firebrand who firmly believes in Malcolm X’s message to demand equal treatment using any means necessary. Opposites attract and the pair quickly fall in love—but can they make their relationship last amid the turbulent times and despite their differing ideologies? Hill doesn’t hold back from discussing the atrocities perpetuated on African Americans or the risks her courageous characters take in advocating for their rights. Historical photos, famous speeches, and news articles from the day punctuate the narrative, and Hill skillfully weaves in real heroes of the movement, including the late John Lewis, to whom the book is dedicated. Meticulous research, achingly real characters, and convincing romance power this enthralling tale, which ultimately lands on a message of love and compromise. This is a knockout. Starred Publishers Weekly Review

Hot Flash by Carrie Johnson

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

Hot Flash

In this thrilling debut novel from Carrie H. Johnson, one woman with a dangerous job and a volatile past is feeling the heat from all sides . . .

READY, AIM . . .
She sweats every detail as a forensic firearms specialist—and as a forty-something single mother. She’s got more responsibilities than she can count, more baggage than she wants to claim, and way too many regrets. But Muriel Mabley will do whatever it takes to put Philadelphia’s most vicious killer in lockdown for good…

BURN . . .
Until her troubled younger sister in witness protection receives a terrifying warning—and Muriel’s long-time partner, Laughton, reveals he knows more than he should about her and Muriel’s shattered past. And when Laughton’s ex-wife and her new husband turn up dead, his own secrets will send Muriel down a twisted trail of lethal leads, disappeared witnesses, and the ultimate wrenching betrayal…

The House at Bishopsgate: A Novel by Katie Hickman

(Available Formats: Print Book)

The House at Bishop's Gate

In 1611, married couple Celia and Paul Pindar return to London from Aleppo, Syria, where Celia had been kidnapped and forced into the Great Turk’s harem. Weakened by her experience and with her marriage strained, Celia relies increasingly upon their beguiling companion, widow Frances Sydenham. Celia’s old friend Annetta arrives at the house at Bishopsgate to find the couple under Frances’s sway, and all of London clamoring to see the mysterious diamond Celia and Paul brought back from Syria: the Sultan’s Blue. The jewel is highly sought despite the dark properties it is rumored to possess. Nothing is quite what it seems, and secrets abound. VERDICT Transporting readers back to 17th-century England, this exceptionally engaging third entry in Hickman’s “Aviary Gate” series (The Aviary Gate; The Pindar Diamond) can be read and enjoyed on its own. Historical fiction fans and readers looking for a riveting tale with an aura of mystery will be enthralled. – Library Journal Review

Nobody Walks by Mick Herron

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

Nobody Walks

Herron’s remarkable novel has enough suspense, action, and deductive dazzle to keep genre fans happy. But be warned: these are deep waters, and this is not nodding-off, night-table reading. Tom Bettany, a British ex-spy crammed with dark skills, comes out of retirement when he learns his estranged son is dead. An examination of the death scene convinces him it was murder, and indelible moments follow as this gaunt, haunted man walks about London with his boy’s ashes, seeking anyone who knew him. Then the higher reptiles from the service emerge and Tom (along with the reader) wonders: Is all this a ploy to bring him back to killing? Not killing enemies of the state, mind you, but people who won’t do what the reptiles want. Will Tom catch on, and will it make any difference? There’s no pat ending, and the story is told in a clipped style that occasionally throws the rhythm off but can deliver knockouts, too. When the final revelation comes, it’s like a physical blow. Could it be that public servants serve only themselves? – Starred Booklist Review

The Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra

(Available Formats: Print Book)

The Swallows of Kabul

Khadra is the nom de plume for Algerian army officer Mohamed Moulessehoul, who illustrates the effects of repression on a pair of Kabul couples in this slim, harrowing novel of life in Afghanistan under Taliban rule. Gloomy prison guard Atiq Shaukat is tired of his grim duties, keeping watch over prisoners slated for public execution. Life at home, where his wife, Musarrat, is slowly dying of a chronic illness, is no better. Mohsen Ramat, meanwhile, clings to the remains of his middle-class life together with his beautiful, progressive wife, Zunaira, after the Taliban strip them of their livelihood and dignity. Khadra’s storytelling style recalls that of Naguib Mahfouz in the early chapters, in which the tense dissatisfaction of both couples is revealed. The pivotal event occurs when Ramat discharges his frustrations by participating in the brutal stoning of a female Taliban prisoner. The incident changes the dynamic of his marriage; after an extended argument about the incident, Ramat persuades Zunaira to go for a stroll in downtown Kabul and the couple is harassed and nearly brutalized by Taliban soldiers. Zunaira continues to bridle at her situation, and when their next argument turns physical, Ramat falls and dies after hitting his head on the wall. Shaukat is given the assignment of guarding Zunaira after she is arrested and charged with murder, and his instant infatuation with her sets off a remarkable chain of events. Khadra’s simple, elegant prose, finely drawn characters and chilling insights (“Kabul has become the antechamber to the great beyond”) prepare the way for the terrible climax. Like Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, this is a superb meditation on the fate of the Afghan people. – Starred Publishers Weekly Review

Wicked Wonders by Ellen Klages

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

Wicked Wonders

Magical stories unfurl with marvelous subtlety in this delightful collection from Klages (The Green Glass Sea). Some are set in a variant of our own world, including “The Education of a Witch,” which builds a small girl’s fondness for Maleficent up to an ominous climax. Others transport readers elsewhere: “Friday Night at St. Cecilia’s” takes place inside several board games, where the player is at a fairy queen’s mercy. In “Amicae Eternum,” a young girl tries to absorb memories of Earth as she prepares to leave with her parents on a colony ship, and the astronaut in “Goodnight Moons” is already on Mars before she learns that her unexpected baby means she’s never going back home; both tales focus on the quiet moments and joy in life. The last two stories of the collection, “Woodsmoke” and “The Scary Ham,” are slices of life, not speculative at all. Queer characters appear often, warmly included without any fuss. The emotional impact of the stories is carefully managed in a way that’s meant to sweep readers up, not knock them down. The tie that binds these works together is humanity, lovingly and quietly explored no matter the genre. – Starred 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.

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 May 29, 2022

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 Bestseller list will be published to this blog on Sunday, May 22, 2022.

FICTION

22 SECONDS by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

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

22 Seconds

The 22nd book in the Women’s Murder Club series. Lindsay Boxer returns as word gets around about a shipment of drugs and weapons.

BETTER OFF DEAD by Lee Child and Andrew Child

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

Better Off Dead

The 26th book in the Jack Reacher series. Reacher helps an F.B.I. agent look for her missing brother and takes on a foe named Dendoncker.

BOOK LOVERS by Emily Henry

Book Lovers

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

While on vacation in North Carolina, a literary agent keeps running into an editor.

BOOK OF NIGHT by Holly Black:

(Available Formats: Print Book & downloadable audiobook)

Book of Night

A bartender working at a Berkshires dive bar deals with doppelgängers, billionaires and magicians seeking a vast and terrible power.

DREAM TOWN by David Baldacci

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

Dream Town

he third book in the Archer series. Archer, Dash and Callahan search for a missing screenwriter who had a dead body turn up in her home.

HOMEWRECKERS by Mary Kay Andrews

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Homewreckers

A widow starring in a beach house renovation reality show gets caught up in competing love interests and an old missing persons case.

THE INVESTIGATOR by John Sandford

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

The Investigator

Letty Davenport, the adopted daughter of Lucas Davenport, looks into oil thefts in Texas.

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.

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.

THE LIONESS by Chris Bohjalian

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

The Lioness

In 1964, a violent kidnapping disrupts a honeymoon holiday in Tanzania for a Hollywood star and her friends.

LOVE HYPOTHESIS by Ali Hazelwood

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

Love Hypothesis

A young professor agrees to pretend to be a third-year Ph.D. candidate’s boyfriend.

THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig

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

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

NOVEMBER 9 by Colleen Hoover

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

November 9

Is Ben using his relationship with Fallon as fodder for his novel?

ONE ITALIAN SUMMER by Rebecca Serle

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

One Italian Summer

During a summer trip in Italy, Katy’s late mother reappears as a 30-year-old woman.

THE PARIS APARTMENT by Lucy Foley

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

The Paris Apartment

Jess has suspicions about her half-brother’s neighbors when he goes missing.

PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION by Emily Henry

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

People We Meet On Vacation

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

RAVAGED by Norman Reedus with Frank Bill

(Available Formats: Print Book)

The Ravaged

Jack, Hunter and Anne go on separate journeys to get away from their pasts.

RUN, ROSE, RUN by Dolly Parton and James Patterson

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print, CD audiobook, eBook, downloadable audiobook & through Hoopla – Dolly Parton companion album also titled Run Rose Run.)

Run Rose Run

A singer-songwriter goes to Nashville seeking stardom but is followed by her dark past.

THE SEA OF TRANQUILITY by Emily St. John Mandel

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

Sea of Tranquility

A detective investigating in the wilderness discovers that his actions might affect the timeline of the universe.

 

THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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

Seven Husbands of Eveyln Hugo

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

STAR WARS: BROTHERHOOD by Mike Chen

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Brotherhood

As the Clone Wars develop, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker must grow beyond being master and apprentice to restore peace.

SUMMER PLACE by Jennifer Weiner

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

The Summer Place

A wedding between Ruby Danhauser and her pandemic boyfriend at a family beach house in Cape Cod brings to light family secrets.

UGLY LOVE by Colleen Hoover

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

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.

NON-FICTION:

ALI’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL by Ali Wentworth

(Available Formats: Not yet available in any catalog)

Ali's Well That Ends Well

The comedic actress shares stories of joy and despair during the Covid-19 pandemic.

BACK TO THE PRAIRIE by Melissa Gilbert

(Available Formats: Print Book & CD audiobook)

Back To The Prairie

The actress and former president of the Screen Actors Guild chronicles renovating a cottage in the Catskills during the Covid-19 pandemic.

THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE by Bessel van der Kolk

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

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

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.

EDUCATED by Tara Westover

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

Educated

The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.

FINDING ME by Viola Davis

(Available Formats: Print Book & downloadable audiobook)

Finding Me

The multiple award-winning actress describes the difficulties she encountered before claiming her sense of self and achieving professional success.

FREEZING ORDER by Bill Browder

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Freezing Order

The author of “Red Notice” tells his story of becoming Vladimir Putin’s enemy by uncovering a $230 million tax refund scheme.

HEARTS TOUCHED WITH FIRE by David Gergen

(Available Formats: Not yet available in any catalog)

Hearts Touched By Fire

The former White House adviser to four presidents details the stories of iconic and effective leaders.

HOW THE WORLD REALLY WORKS by Vaclav Smil

(Available Formats: Print Book)

How The World Reallly Works

A look at our 21st-century lives covering food production, globalization and the environment, and prognostications on our quality of life ahead.

 

JUST TYRUS by Tyrus

(Available Formats: Not yet available in any catalog)

Just Tyrus

A memoir by the pro wrestler and Fox News political commentator.

KILLING THE KILLERS by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

(Available Formats: Print Book & CD audiobook)

Killing The Killers

The 11th book in the conservative commentator’s Killing series gives an account of the global war against terrorists.

LILY’S PROMISE by Lily Ebert and Dov Forman

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Lily's Promise

A 98-year-old woman who gained attention through TikTok videos tells her story of surviving Auschwitz.

OUT OF THE CORNER by Jennifer Grey

(Available Formats: Not yet available in any catalog)

Out of the Corner

The actress details growing up the child of Joel Grey, her iconic film roles and the repercussions from a plastic surgery procedure.

PALACE PAPERS by Tina Brown

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

The Paper Palace

This follow-up to “The Diana Chronicles” details how the royal family reinvented itself after the death

A SACRED OATH by Mark T. Esper

(Available Formats: Not yet available in any catalog)

A Sacred Oath

The former secretary of defense gives an account of serving in his post until he was fired by the president after the 2020 election.

THIS WILL NOT PASS by Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns

(Available Formats: Not yet available in any catalog)

This Will Not Pass

Two New York Times correspondents chronicle the 2020 election and the first year of the Biden presidency.

UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN by Jon Krakauer

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

Under The Banner of Heaven

Two brothers who subscribed to a fundamentalist version of Mormonism killed a woman and her daughter; the basis of the TV series.

UNMASKED by Paul Holes

(Available Formats: Not yet available in any catalogs)

Unmasked

A memoir by a former cold case investigator who worked on several notable cases, including the identification of the Golden State Killer.

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

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

What Happened 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.

Suggested Listening May 20, 2022

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, May 27, 2022.

And here are the 10 recommended songs of the week!

Ain’t No Wheels On This Ship by Patsy Cline (Genre: Vocal, Country)

From The Album: Patsy Cline (1957)

A Day In The Life by The Beatles (Genre: Pop/Rock)

From The Album: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band (1967)

The Gambler by Kenny Rogers (Genre: Country, Pop)

From The Album: The Gambler (1978)

Long Time Gone by Norah Jones & Billie Joe Armstrong (Genre: Vocal, Pop, Jazz)

From The Album: Foreverly (2013)

Nice Work If You Can Get It by Ella Fitzgerald (Genre: Vocal, Jazz)

From The Album: Songs In A Mellow Mood (1955)

Route 66 by The Rolling Stones (Genre: Rock)

From The Album: Live at the El Mocambo (2022; recorded live in 1977)

So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) by The Everly Brothers (Vocal, Pop-Rock)

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

Something Cool by June Christy (Genre: Vocal, Pop)

From The Album: Something Cool (1955)

Subterranean Homesick Blues by Bob Dylan (who turns 81 on Tuesday, May 24!) (Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Folk, Rock)

From The Album: Highway 61’ Revisited (1965)

Thing Called Love by Bonnie Raitt (Genre: Pop-Rock, Blues)

From The Album: Nick of Time (1989)

Hoopla Recommend Album of the Week

Come Away With Me Super Deluxe Edition (2022) by Norah Jones (Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Vocal, Jazz)

Nora Jones

And from the album the song

Nightingale by Norah Jones

Have a great weekend,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

REFERENCES:

Print References

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn

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 May 17, 2022

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 (Libby app) 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.

And the next Suggested Reading posting will be published on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

Angels Walking by Karen Kingsbury

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

Angels Walking

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes the first in a brand-new series about second chances—a dramatic story about a washed up baseball player, the love he left behind, and the miracles that might save them both.

When former national baseball star Tyler Ames suffers a career-ending injury, all he can think about is putting his life back together the way it was before. He has lost everyone he loves on his way to the big leagues. Then just when things seem to be turning around, Tyler hits rock bottom. Across the country, Tyler’s one true love Sami Dawson has moved on.

A series of small miracles leads Tyler to a maintenance job at a retirement home and a friendship with Virginia Hutcheson, an old woman with Alzheimer’s who strangely might have the answers he so desperately seeks.
A team of Angels Walking take on the mission to restore hope for Tyler, Sami, and Virginia. Can such small and seemingly insignificant actions of the unseen bring healing and redemption? And can the words of a stranger rekindle lost love? Every journey begins with a step.

It is time for the mission to begin…

The Essential W. P. Kinsella by W. P. Kinsella

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

The Essential W. P. Kinsella

This career retrospective celebrates the 80th birthday of baseball’s greatest scribe, W. P. Kinsella (Shoeless Joe), as well as the 25th anniversary of Field of Dreams, the film that he inspired.

In addition to his classic baseball tales, W. P. Kinsella is also a critically-acclaimed short fiction writer. His satiric wit has been celebrated with numerous honors, including the Order of British Columbia.

Here are his notorious First Nation narratives of indigenous Canadians, and a literary homage to J. D. Salinger.

Alongside the “real” story of the 1951 Giants and the afterlife of Roberto Clemente, are the legends of a pirated radio station and a hockey game rigged by tribal magic.

Eclectic, dark, and comedic by turns, The Essential W. P. Kinsella is a living tribute to an extraordinary raconteur.

Drawing in the Dust by Zoe Klein

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

Drawing In The Dust

Insight into the world of biblical excavation in Israel raises Rabbi Klein’s debut novel from a Jewish Da Vinci Code to an emotionally rich story of personal and historical discovery. After a dozen years digging in Megiddo, American archeologist Page Brookstone longs for something new. When an Arab couple propose that Page investigate the haunted ruins under their home, she ignores colleagues’ misgivings and heads to Anatot, just outside Jerusalem. There, the couple, along with Page and her team, uncover murals, artifacts and remains suggesting they have come upon the grave of the prophet Jeremiah, buried with the woman he loved, Anatiya, who also has left a manuscript that parallels the Book of Jeremiah. The discovery ignites an international uproar and violent attacks while Page, affected by the ancient spirits, is attracted to Orthodox Israeli Mortichai Master, despite his connections to an organization opposing her efforts. Rabbi Klein’s most vivid passages depict the meditative tedium of digging, the exultation of discovery and the intricate processes of authentication and preservation, while love stories past and present—and a balanced, compassionate view of both Israeli and Arab traditions—add to the book’s pleasures. – Publishers Weekly Review

The Master Blaster by P. F. Kluge

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

The Master Blaster

Saipan is the largest island of the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, a half-hour plane ride from Guam, and a place most Americans probably don’t even realize is an American territory. The island is a muddle of decommissioned WWII- and Cold Warera installations, abandoned garment factories, sleazy strip bars, empty hotels with algae-filled pools, acres of prime beachfront property ripe for development, and a populace eager to fleece new arrivals. On this shabby tropical isle, instead of a ship of fools, Kluge creates an island of fools, as four disparate visitors all experience life-changing eventsnot necessarily for the better. Shady wheeler-dealer Mel Brodie; Dr. Stephanie Warner, a libidinous academic; indentured laborer Khan, from Bangladesh; and George Griffin, a world-weary travel writer, all arrive together one morning, suffering from jet lag and eager for new experiences. Although not the typical genre-fiction page-turner, this title is recommended for large popular collections for its interesting character development, plot twists, and gotcha ending. Booklist Review

In And Out of Step by Christine M. Knight

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

In And Out Of Step

The past denied and her dance championship dreams discarded. Cassie Sleight leaves home. In the seemingly idyllic coastal town of Keimera, she starts a career on the English staff of the local high school. Contact with Mark Talbut, a man struggling to be modern yet threatened by power shifts in the workplace and in society, causes Cassie to assess her reactions as a women and t teacher. As she does so, the secrets of her past surface. Will that past continue to choreograph Cassie’s present steps? What sort of women does she become?

Mr. Flood’s Last Resort by Jess Kidd

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Mr. Flood's Last Resort

Bridlemere, in West London, is a house filled with secrets, lost souls, mountains of hoarded rubbish, dozens of cats, and one cantankerous old man. No government caseworker has been able to prevail over the eccentric Cathal Flood and his haunted estate; even the agency’s geriatric whisperer lasted only three days. That is, until his case is assigned to Maud Drennan. Undaunted by Flood’s harsh peculiarities, Maud arms herself with bleach and traverses Flood’s wall of National Geographic magazines in search of clues. Bridlemere holds the secrets of Flood’s lost family, with treasures and ghostly spirits standing on guard. Surrounded by filth and the supernatural, Maud forges a bond with Flood that’s very real. When their friendship comes to a tragic end, Maud realizes she must return to reality and finally confront the secrets of her own past. Kidd’s (Himself, 2017) compelling second novel weaves love, betrayal, and forgiveness with humor, mystery, and a bit of magic. This absorbing mix of paranormal tragedy and heartfelt triumph will appeal to a broad swath of readers. Booklist Review

Hand Me Down World by Lloyd Jones

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Hand Me Down

A mother’s love propels this latest work from the award-winning author of Mister Pip. In Tunisia, a young woman who works as a hotel maid falls in love and has a baby, but the baby’s father steals him, and the penniless mother makes a harrowing trip to Berlin to find her child. What’s most original about this novel is the structure. More than half of it is narrated by individuals encountered by the main character (whom we come to know as Ines) during her journey and her time in Berlin. These people are mostly kind but sometimes cruel, and their narratives read almost like short stories as they reveal glimpses not only of Ines but also of themselves and their loneliness. The injustice of Ines’s situation is heartbreaking, and the cruelty and selfishness of the child’s father is maddening–perhaps the novel’s one shortcoming, for he is a more important but less realized character than others. Ines finally tells her own story, and we get a slightly different take on some of those she met on her way–a pleasure of multiple viewpoints. VERDICT An absorbing work recommended for fans of Peter Carey, whose novels (such as Oscar and Lucinda) have a similar dreamy, shifting quality. Library Journal Review

Street Magic by Caitlin Kittredge

(Available Format: Print Book)

Street Magic

The first in the Black London series, this dark tale takes Kittredge’s supernatural shadows to the next level. At 16, Pete Caldecott witnessed the apparent death of punk rocker Jack Winter after he raised an ancient spirit. Twelve years later, Det. Insp. Caldecott has followed in her dead father’s footsteps at Scotland Yard. She follows a tip about a missing child and finds Jack, now a heroin junkie claiming intimate knowledge of a parallel realm called the Black. As Jack detoxes and more children disappear, he joins Pete’s quest to find them, teaching her to use hexes and spells as well as her physical abilities in the fight against a rising dark power. Kittredge (the Nocturne City series) knows how to create a believable world, and her fans will enjoy the mix of magic and city grit. – Publishers Weekly Review

Passing Strange by Ellen Klages

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Passing Strange

In 1940, San Francisco is filled with outcasts and tourists seeking excitement, home to Chinatown and the World’s Fair. A group of six bohemian women enjoy a safe harbor in each other’s company: Franny and Babs work together to test the limits of location magic; Helen practices law and works as a nightclub dancer in a Chinese cabaret; Polly is a scientist and exile from an England at war; and pulp-cover artist Haskel falls in love with Emily, a nightclub singer. Focusing on Haskel and Emily, Klages deftly weaves each thread to a climax both bittersweet and empowering while demonstrating historical knowledge and immense fondness for her subjects and setting. For fans of speculative fiction with a strong sense of place. – Booklist Review

Villa America by Liza Klaussmann

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

Villa America

Klaussmann’s second novel (after Tigers in Red Weather) chronicles a real-life couple whose titular villa was the nucleus of 1920s American social life. After an unconventional courtship that spans Gerald’s service in World War I, upper-crust Americans Sara and Gerald Murphy make their home at Cap d’Antibes in the south of France, where Gerald pursues an art career and their frequent summer parties on the Riviera draw much attention. Though Cole Porter, Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, and the Fitzgeralds are guests, the Murphys’ favorite is Owen Chambers, an attractive young cargo pilot from rural New England who becomes a fixture in Sara and Gerald’s guest house and a close confidant of both Murphys, but especially Gerald, whose relationship with Owen throws his entire life into a tailspin. Propelled by the drama-filled foibles of nearly every prominent lost generation figure a history buff could wish for, Klaussmann’s atmospheric prose contains a treasure trove of trivia for fans of the era. Though the central conflicts and emotions are relatively slow to emerge and seem a little buried under lavish descriptions of the Murphys’ opulent digs, readers who are looking for a trip back in time will find this an ideal beach read. 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.

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 May 22, 2022

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 Bestseller list will be published to this blog on Sunday, May 22, 2022.

FICTION

22 SECONDS by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

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

22 Seconds

The 22nd book in the Women’s Murder Club series. Lindsay Boxer returns as word gets around about a shipment of drugs and weapons.

BEAUTIFUL by Danielle Steel

(Available Formats: Print Book & CD audiobook)

Beautiful

A supermodel deals with the effects of a terror attack at an airport in Brussels on her life and appearance.

BETTER OFF DEAD by Lee Child and Andrew Child

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

Better Off Dead

 

The 26th book in the Jack Reacher series. Reacher helps an F.B.I. agent look for her missing brother and takes on a foe named Dendoncker.

BOOK LOVERS by Emily Henry

Book Lovers

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

While on vacation in North Carolina, a literary agent keeps running into an editor.

BOOK OF NIGHT by Holly Black:

(Available Formats: Print Book & downloadable audiobook)

Book of Night

A bartender working at a Berkshires dive bar deals with doppelgängers, billionaires and magicians seeking a vast and terrible power.

BOOK WOMAN’S DAUGHTER by Kim Michele Richardson

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

Book Woman's Daughter

Honey Lovett takes over her mother’s packhorse library route and delivers books to remote areas of Appalachia.

CITY ON FIRE by Don Winslow

(Available Formats: Print Book & CD audiobook)

City On Fire

Two rival crime families that control all of New England start a war against each other.

DREAM TOWN by David Baldacci

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

Dream Town

he third book in the Archer series. Archer, Dash and Callahan search for a missing screenwriter who had a dead body turn up in her home.

HOMEWRECKERS by Mary Kay Andrews

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Homewreckers

A widow starring in a beach house renovation reality show gets caught up in competing love interests and an old missing persons case.

THE INVESTIGATOR by John Sandford

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

The Investigator

Letty Davenport, the adopted daughter of Lucas Davenport, looks into oil thefts in Texas.

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.

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)

Lessons in Chemistry

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

THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig

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

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

ONE ITALIAN SUMMER by Rebecca Serle

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

One Italian Summer

During a summer trip in Italy, Katy’s late mother reappears as a 30-year-old woman.

THE PARIS APARTMENT by Lucy Foley

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

The Paris Apartment

Jess has suspicions about her half-brother’s neighbors when he goes missing.

PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION by Emily Henry

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

People We Meet On Vacation

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

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.

RUN, ROSE, RUN by Dolly Parton and James Patterson

(Available Formats: Print Book, Large Print, CD audiobook, eBook, downloadable audiobook & through Hoopla – Dolly Parton companion album also titled Run Rose Run.)

Run Rose Run

A singer-songwriter goes to Nashville seeking stardom but is followed by her dark past.

THE SEA OF TRANQUILITY by Emily St. John Mandel

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

Sea of Tranquility

A detective investigating in the wilderness discovers that his actions might affect the timeline of the universe.

THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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

Seven Husbands of Eveyln Hugo

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

UGLY LOVE by Colleen Hoover

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

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.

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.

ANNA by Amy Odell:

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Anna

A biography of the editor in chief of American Vogue and the chief content officer of Condé Nast, Anna Wintour.

THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE by Bessel van der Kolk

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

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 & Hoopla instant checkout eBook & 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.

FINDING ME by Viola Davis

(Available Formats: Print Book & downloadable audiobook)

Finding Me

The multiple award-winning actress describes the difficulties she encountered before claiming her sense of self and achieving professional success.

FREEZING ORDER by Bill Browder

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Freezing Order

The author of “Red Notice” tells his story of becoming Vladimir Putin’s enemy by uncovering a $230 million tax refund scheme.

HELLO, MOLLY! by Molly Shannon with Sean Wilsey

(Available Formats: Print Book & CD audiobook)

Hello Molly

The comedic actor shares stories of family tragedy and her years as a star of “Saturday Night Live.”

I’LL SHOW MYSELF OUT by Jessi Klein

(Available Formats: Not yet available in any catalog)

I'll Show Myself Out

A collection of comedic essays on motherhood and middle age by the Emmy Award-winning writer and producer.

JUST TYRUS by Tyrus

(Available Formats: Not yet available in any catalog)

Just Tyrus

A memoir by the pro wrestler and Fox News political commentator.

KILLING THE KILLERS by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

(Available Formats: Print Book & CD audiobook)

Killing The Killers

The 11th book in the conservative commentator’s Killing series gives an account of the global war against terrorists.

OUT OF THE CORNER by Jennifer Grey

(Available Formats: Not yet available in any catalog)

Out of the Corner

The actress details growing up the child of Joel Grey, her iconic film roles and the repercussions from a plastic surgery procedure.

PALACE PAPERS by Tina Brown

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

The Paper Palace

This follow-up to “The Diana Chronicles” details how the royal family reinvented itself after the death

STORYTELLER by Dave Grohl

(Available Formats: eBook & downloadable audiobook)

The Storyteller

A memoir by the musician known for his work with Foo Fighters and Nirvana.

THIS WILL NOT PASS by Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns

(Available Formats: Not yet available in any catalog)

This Will Not Pass

Two New York Times correspondents chronicle the 2020 election and the first year of the Biden presidency.

UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN by Jon Krakauer

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

Under The Banner of Heaven

Two brothers who subscribed to a fundamentalist version of Mormonism killed a woman and her daughter; the basis of the TV series.

UNMASKED by Paul Holes

(Available Formats: Not yet available in any catalogs)

Unmasked

A memoir by a former cold case investigator who worked on several notable cases, including the identification of the Golden State Killer.

THE WAR ON THE WEST by Douglas Murray

(Available Formats: Not yet available in any catalog)

The War of the West

An associate editor of The Spectator and Fox News contributor makes his arguments against anti-Western rhetoric.life and death.

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

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

What Happened 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.