Suggested Listening July 9, 2021

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

Suggested Listening postings are published on Fridays; and our next Suggested Listening posting will be out on Friday, July 16, 2021.

And here are the 10 recommended songs of the week with an emphasis on classic rock and swing this week!

105 Degrees by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (Genre: Rock)

From The Album: Angel Dream (Songs From The Motion Picture “Shes The One”) (2021)

Begin the Beguine by Artie Shaw (Genre: Big Band, Swing, Jazz)

From The Album: The Essential Artie Shaw (2005)

Brand New Morning by Bob Seger (Genre: Rock)

From The Album: Brand New Morning (1971)

Closer To Fine by The Indigo Girls (Genre: Folk, Folk-Rock)

From The Album: The Indigo Girls (1989)

Endless Summer Nights by Richard Marx (Genre: Rock)

From The Album: Richard Marx (1987)

In The Mood by Glenn Miller (Genre: Big Band, Swing, Jazz)

From The Album: The Essential Glenn Miller (2007)

Love Will Find A Way by Yes (Genre: Rock)

From The Album: Big Generator (1987)

Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves by The Eurythmics with Aretha Franklin (Genre: Pop, Rock, Vocal)

From The Album: Be Yourself Tonight (1985)

Wild Summer Nights by John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band (Genre: Classic Rock, Soundtrack)

From The Soundtrack Album: Eddie And The Cruisers (1983)

You Turn Me On (I’m A Radio) by Joni Mitchell (Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Vocal, Pop)

From The Album: For The Roses (1972)

Hoopla Recommend Album of the Week

Summertime (2021) by Isaa Kanneh-Mason (Genre: Classical, Piano)

Summertime

And from the album, the song:

I Got Rhythm

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 (OverDrive & Libby Apps)

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

Hoopla

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

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

Suggested Reading July 6, 2021

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

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

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

Weekly Suggested Reading postings are published on Tuesdays.

The next Suggested Reading posting will be published on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

Breach of Honor by Janice Cantore

(Available Formats: Hoopla instant checkout eBook & audiobook)

Breach of Honor

Cantore’s hard-hitting yet outlandish inspirational thriller (after Visible Threat) centers on the unraveling of secrets held in a small town’s police department. In Table Rock, Ore., patrol officer Leah Radcliffe is ready to give up on her physically abusive husband and fellow officer Brad. Then she witnesses him taking a payoff from a shady businessman and confronts him. When Brad attacks and tries to kill her, she shoots him in self-defense and is subsequently charged with murder. Leading up to the trial, Leah descends into emotional turmoil trying to understand what drove Brad to want to silence her and why her colleagues have turned against her. After Leah is convicted, Clint Tanner, a fellow officer and her only friend, embarks on his own investigation and quickly realizes corruption runs through the police department and local judicial system. Clint believes Brad’s powerful father is behind it all, but the more he uncovers, the clearer it becomes that a ring of businessmen control corrupt politicians across the state. With every setback Leah faces, she leans more heavily on the faith she rediscovers while in prison and in Clint’s efforts to free her. As the mystery unravels and implausible twists pile up, readers might be hard-pressed to believe how deep the corruption goes. Those who can roll with the far-fetched plot will have fun. Publishers Weekly Review

The Confidence Men: How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History by Margalit Fox

(Available Formats: eBook)

Confidence Men

Fox (Conan Doyle for the Defense), a former obituary writer for the New York Times, recounts in this marvelous history how two British army officers in WWI orchestrated “the most singular prison break ever recorded.” Seeking to alleviate the monotony of life at the remote Yozgad prison camp in Turkey, British POWs built a Ouija board from salvaged materials. After numerous failed attempts to raise a spirit, Elias Henry Jones, “the Oxford-educated son of a British lord,” began manipulating the board, convincing his compatriots that they were conversing with the dead. Intended merely as a lark, Jones’s game became a more serious affair when a Turkish officer asked if the board could help him find a buried treasure. Jones partnered with Cedric Waters Hill, an Australian pilot and “master magician,” to devise a complex scheme to trick the camp commandant into sending them to Constantinople, where they spent six months feigning madness in an insane asylum before being repatriated. Fox enriches her account with intriguing deep dives into the psychology of “coercive persuasion,” the mechanics of confidence games, and the history of spiritualism in the U.S. and England. Readers will be mesmerized by this rich and rewarding tale. Starred Publishers Weekly Review

The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

Grace of Kings

Hugo-winning short story author and translator Liu opens his ambitious first novel, which launches the Dandelion Dynasty epic fantasy series, with hefty helpings of political philosophy and violence. When the unpopular Emperor of Xana dies, leaving his unprepared 12-year-old son to take the throne, rebel factions across the empire seize the opportunity to strike blows for freedom. Encouraged by prophecies, picaresque bandit Kuni Garu quickly becomes an unlikely forerunner in the crowd of would-be rulers. He teams up with the scholar Luan Zya, who adds some wisdom to Kuni’s usual flashy scheming, and the two join forces with warrior Mata Zyndu, last of the once-powerful Zyndu line, who believes it’s his destiny to rule. The route to power is decidedly crooked, and the outcomes are very much in doubt. Liu seasons his fantastical Han Dynasty drama with plenty of intrigue, passion, bloodlust, and even a nod to historical feminism, against a backdrop of magical and technological marvels. Epic fantasy fans will enjoy this large-scale story of political strategy and skullduggery. Publishers Weekly Review

Readers’ Note: This is the first book in a series; book 2 & 3 are:
The Wall of Storms (2016), The Veiled Throne (November, 2021).

The House Guests by Emilie Richards

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

The House Guest

In this serpentine thriller from Richards (the Ministry Is Murder series), Cassie Costas moves from Manhattan to Tarpon Springs, Fla., her hometown, with her 15-year-old stepdaughter, Savannah Westmore, after her husband’s death. Savannah detests the place and manifests her unhappiness by making friends with the wrong crowd. When the girl finds a handmade purse containing $800 in a parking lot, she lets her friends persuade her that the money should be spent on a party to be held at her house while Cassie is out of town. On returning to her now trashed home, Cassie discovers the distinctive purse among the rubble and determines its true owner: Amber Blair, the single mother of a 16-year-old son. As a result of losing the money, the pair have been evicted from their humble apartment. Deciding to right Savannah’s wrong, Cassie invites them to live with her until Amber can get on her feet. Both women are hiding dangerous secrets that will alter their lives. The carefully constructed entwining of Cassie and Amber’s stories offers some genuine surprises. This is pure soap opera of the best sort. Publishers Weekly

The Keepers by Jeffrey Burton

(Available Formats: Print Book)

The Keepers

In Burton’s enjoyable sequel to 2020’s The Finders, three separate murder investigations preoccupy Mace Reid, a cadaver dog trainer who assists the Chicago police and various sheriffs’ departments, and his pack of five working dogs, notably Vira, an exceptionally sensitive golden retriever, who “takes the art of human remains detection to the next level… the Sherlock Holmes level.” Vira is literally able to sniff out the guilty parties, leaving her wily human companions the job of figuring out how to bring the killers to justice. The murder cases—those of a union organizer, a former one-hit-wonder rock star, and the head of the Special Prosecutions Bureau inside the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office—eventually entwine, and draw Mace and the dogs into a disturbing web of political corruption at the highest level. Who can they trust? The answer seems to be no one as the fast-paced, action-packed plot builds to a thrilling finale. Burton carefully crafts each dog’s personality, ensuring that they, like the humans, are fully realized characters. Dog lovers are in for a treat. Publishers Weekly Review

Songs in Ursa Major: A Novel by Emma Brodie

(Available Formats: Print & eBook)

Songs in Ursa Major

Jane Quinn was raised in a matriarchal family on a remote tourist island off the coast of Massachusetts. Bayleen Island is home to a famous folk music festival, which, in the summer of 1969, draws teen idol Jesse Reid to Jane’s hometown. Jane’s band, the Breakers, serendipitously meets and ends up touring with Jesse, thus sparking Jane and Jesse’s incendiary love affair. Jesse believes wholeheartedly in Jane’s talent, and pushes her to write her first solo album, Songs in Ursa Major. Unfortunately, their love is ill-fated: their youth, family secrets, and the demands of record label contracts prove to be too much. Jane wants her talent to be valued apart from her connection to Jesse; Jesse simply wants Jane as his life’s companion. Set in the grooving 1970s music world, this sprawling novel follows Jane and Jesse through the epic highs and lows of their careers. Moving from New York to Los Angeles to Greece to the Grammys, then always back home to the island, Brodie’s debut is a furious page-turner, meditating on the glittering beast of fame. Booklist Review

The War Nurse by Tracey Enerson Wood

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

The War Nurse

In 1917, Julia Stimson was used to being one of the only powerful women in the “”old boys’ club”” field of medicine. A gifted nurse, talented administrator, and friend and confidante to many, she rose up the ranks at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis to become the superintendent of nurses at Washington University. Julia is shocked when she and most of her fellow staff are summoned to work for the Red Cross in Europe to treat soldiers fighting in the Great War. Julia is given six weeks to find and train 64 more nurses for wartime duty. When she and her fleet of nurses arrive in Liverpool, Julia realizes just how monumental their task will be. They confront unimaginable bloodshed, hardships, and the horrors of war, testing their inner strength beyond belief. Based on a true story, Wood’s (The Engineer’s Wife, 2020) latest highlights Julia’s quick thinking, organizational skills, and endlessly caring heart, bringing life to a brutal era. Fans of Patricia Harman will love Wood’s treatment of medical expertise in a historical setting. Booklist Review

What’s Done in Darkness: A Novel by Laura McHugh

(Available Formats: Print Book)

What's Done in Darkness

One of 2021’s Best Beach Reads—OPRAH DAILY

Sarabeth Shepherd, the narrator of this moving psychological suspense novel from Thriller Award winner McHugh (The Wolf Wants In), is still struggling after being abducted five years earlier at 17 from her family’s farm in Wisteria, Ark., when she gets an out-of-the-blue plea for help from Nick Farrow, of the Missouri Highway Patrol’s missing persons unit. Even before Nick suggests that finding a 16-year-old girl might uncover information that finally cracks her own abduction, Sarabeth, who now goes by Sarah and works at an animal shelter, knows she would do anything to rescue another girl from an ordeal like hers, blindfolded and chained in a basement for a week before managing to escape. But despite Nick’s unexpectedly simpatico support, returning to her own neck of the Ozarks, where her estranged family still lives as part of a patriarchal religious sect, proves even more traumatic for Sarah than anticipated—and dangerous. As incredible as the plot’s harrowing twists may seem, any number of true crime accounts testify otherwise. Fortunately, there’s a light amid all this darkness—courageous, determined Sarah. Readers will hope to encounter her again. Publishers Weekly Review

Willie Nelson’s Letters to America by Willie Nelson

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

Willie Nelson's Letters to America

An epistolary grab bag of memories, lyrics, jokes, and homespun philosophy from the legendary musician. As an indefatigable touring artist, Nelson (b. 1933) has had a lot of time on his hands during the pandemic. Following his collaboration with his sister, Me and Sister Bobbie, the road warrior offers a loose collection of lessons from a full life. If you’ve never read a book by or about Nelson, this one–characteristically conversational, inspirational, wise, funny, and meandering–is a good place to start. The book is filled with lyrics to many of his best-known songs, most of which he wrote but others that he has made his own as well. For those steeped in The Tao of Willie (2006), some of the stories will be as familiar as the songs–e.g., the origin story of his nicknames, including Booger Red and Shotgun Willie; his time as a DJ and a door-to-door Bible and encyclopedia salesman; early struggles in Nashville with “all the record executives who only see music as a bottom-line endeavor”; and return to his home state of Texas. Many of the personal stories about family and friends can be found in Me and Sister Bobbie, but they are good stories from a rich life, one of abundance for which Nelson remains profoundly grateful. So he gives thanks in the form of letters: to Texas, America, God, golf, and marijuana; the audiences who have supported him and the band that has had his back; those who have played any part in Farm Aid or his annual Fourth of July concert bashes; and departed friends and deceased heroes, one of whom, Will Rogers, answers him back. Nelson even addresses one to Covid-19, which looms over this book, making the author itchy and antsy. Even at 87, he can’t wait to be on the road again. Another amiable book that is just what you’d expect from Willie. Publishers Weekly Review

The Wolf and the Woodsman: A Novel by Ava Reid

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

Wolf and the Woodsman

In the vein of Naomi Novik’s New York Times bestseller Spinning Silver and Katherine Arden’s national bestseller The Bear and the Nightingale, this unforgettable debut— inspired by Hungarian history and Jewish mythology—follows a young pagan woman with hidden powers and a one-eyed captain of the Woodsmen as they form an unlikely alliance to thwart a tyrant.

In her forest-veiled pagan village, Évike is the only woman without power, making her an outcast clearly abandoned by the gods. The villagers blame her corrupted bloodline—her father was a Yehuli man, one of the much-loathed servants of the fanatical king. When soldiers arrive from the Holy Order of Woodsmen to claim a pagan girl for the king’s blood sacrifice, Évike is betrayed by her fellow villagers and surrendered.

But when monsters attack the Woodsmen and their captive en route, slaughtering everyone but Évike and the cold, one-eyed captain, they have no choice but to rely on each other. Except he’s no ordinary Woodsman—he’s the disgraced prince, Gáspár Bárány, whose father needs pagan magic to consolidate his power. Gáspár fears that his cruelly zealous brother plans to seize the throne and instigate a violent reign that would damn the pagans and the Yehuli alike. As the son of a reviled foreign queen, Gáspár understands what it’s like to be an outcast, and he and Évike make a tenuous pact to stop his brother.

As their mission takes them from the bitter northern tundra to the smog-choked capital, their mutual loathing slowly turns to affection, bound by a shared history of alienation and oppression. However, trust can easily turn to betrayal, and as Évike reconnects with her estranged father and discovers her own hidden magic, she and Gáspár need to decide whose side they’re on, and what they’re willing to give up for a nation that never cared for them at all.

Have a great week!

Linda Reimer

*Information on the Three Catalogs*

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have questions or want to request a book?

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

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

New York Times Bestsellers July 11, 2021

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

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

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

New York Times Bestseller blog postings are published on Sundays; and the next New York Times Bestselling blog posting will be published on Sunday, July 11, 2021.

FICTION

BEACH READ by Emily Henry

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

A relationship develops between a literary fiction author and a romance novelist as they both try to overcome writer’s block.

THE FOUR WINDS by Kristin Hannah

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

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

GOLDEN GIRL by Elin Hilderbrand

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

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

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

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

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

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.

THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME by Laura Dave

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

The Last Thing He Told Me

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

THE MAIDENS by Alex Michaelides

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

A therapist suspects a Greek tragedy professor at Cambridge University of committing murder.

MALIBU RISING by Taylor Jenkins Reid

(Available Formats: Print Book & Downloadable Audiobook)

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

THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig

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

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

THE OTHER BLACK GIRL by Zakiya Dalila Harris

(Available Formats: Print Book)

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

PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION by Emily Henry

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

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

PRESIDENT’S DAUGHTER by Bill Clinton and James Patterson

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

Matthew Keating, a past president and former Navy SEAL, goes on his own to find his abducted teenage daughter.

PROJECT HAIL MARY by Andy Weir

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

Project Hail Mary

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

SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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

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)

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

THE SONG OF ACHILLES by Madeline Miller

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

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

SOOLEY by John Grisham

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

Sooley

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

SWEETNESS OF WATER by Nathan Harris

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

Two brothers freed by the Emancipation Proclamation hope to reunite with their mother while the forbidden romance between two Confederate soldiers causes chaos.

VANISHING HALF by Brit Bennett

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

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

WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens

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

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

NON-FICTION:

ANTHROPOCENE REVIEWED by John Green

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Anthropocene Reviewed

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

THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE by Bessel van der Kolk

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

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

BOMBER MAFIA by Malcolm Gladwell

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

Bomber Mafia

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

BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah

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

A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the host of “The Daily Show.”

BRAIDING SWEETGRASS by Robin Wall Kimmerer

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

CASTE by Isabel Wilkerson

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

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

CRYING IN H MART by Michelle Zauner

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

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

GREENLIGHTS by Matthew McConaughey

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

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

HOW THE WORD IS PASSED by Clint Smith

(Available Formats: Print Book & Large Print)

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

HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST by Ibram X. Kendi

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

A primer for creating a more just and equitable society through identifying and opposing racism.

KILLING THE MOB by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Killing The Mob

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

ON JUNETEENTH by Annette Gordon-Reed

(Available Formats: Print Book & Downloadable Audiobook)

The Pulitzer Prize winner weaves together American history with personal memoir to show the importance of events in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865.

THE PREMONITION by Michael Lewis

(Available Formats: Print Book)

The Premonition

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

SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER by Ashley C. Ford

(Available Formats: Print Book)

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

UNTAMED by Glennon Doyle

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

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

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

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

What Happend To You

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

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 July 2, 2021

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

Suggested Listening postings are published on Fridays; and our next Suggested Listening posting will be out on Friday, July 9, 2021.

And here are the 10 recommended songs of the week!

4th of July Asbury Park (Sandy) by Bruce Springsteen (Genre: Rock, Singer-Songwriter)

From The Album: The Wild, The Innocent And The E-Street Shuffle (1973).

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

From the Album: The Concert in Central Park (1982); original version on the album Bookends (1968).

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

From The Album: A Message From The People (1972).

Armed Forces Salute (Genre: Brass Band)

Performed by The United States Marine Corps Band live.

Back in the U.S.A. by Chuck Berry (Genre: Rock, Classic Rock, Guitar)

From The Album: Chuck Berry is on Top (1959).

Color Me America by Dolly Parton (Genre: Country)

From The Album: For God And Country (2003).

Erie Canal by The Weavers (Genre: Folk)

From The Album: Weaver’s Classics (1987).

Fanfare for the Common Man composed by Aaron Copland; performed by The New York Philharmonic with Leonard Bernstein conducting (Genre: Classical, Instrumental – American Classical!)

From The Album: Copland: Appalachian Spring; Rodeo; Billy The Kid; Fanfare for the Common Man (Bernstein Royal Edition No. 26 of 100) (CD Release date: 2006)

I’ve Been Working on The Railroad by Johnny Cash (Genre: Country, Americana, Folk)

From The Album: The Legend of Johnny Cash (2005).

Little Boxes by Pete Seeger (Genre: Folk)

From The Album: Broadside Ballads, Volume 2 (1963).

My Ramblin’ Boy by Tom Paxon (Genre: Folk)

From The Album: Ramblin’ Boy (1963).

My Shot from the Broadway Alexander Hamilton

From The Album: Hamilton: An American Musical Original Broadway Cast Recording (2015).

Only In America by Jay & The Americans (Genre: Classic Rock)

From The Album: Come A Little Bit Closer (1965)

This Is Your Land by Woody Guthrie (Genre: Folk)

From The Album: The Greatest Songs of Woody Guthrie (1972).

R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. by John Mellencamp (Genre: Rock, Singer-Songwriter)

From The Album: Scarecrow (1985).

The Stars and Stripes Forever – “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band (Genre: Brass Band, Marching Music)

From The Album: Unknown; I believe this is only available as a video recorded live.

The Star Spangled Banner (1991) by Whitney Houston (Genre: Vocal, R&B, Pop)

From The Album: Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances (2014).

Yankee Doodle Dandy by The Brady Bunch (197?)

From the television show: The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (197?)

You’re A Grand Old Flag by Billy Murray (recorded in 1917!)

Composed by George M. Cowen | From The Album Popular World War 1 Songs (Vocals and Quartets) [Recorded 1916 – 1919] (2015).

And here are two playlists for those who prefer more traditional music to celebrate the 4th of July:

50 Patriotic Songs: Music for the Fourth of July by Various Artists (Genre: Vocal, Band
(Note: The song list starts with The Star Spangled Banner)

God Bless America by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Genre: Vocal, Classical, Pop)

From The Album: God Bless America (1992).

Hoopla Recommend Album of the Week

Hamilton: The Original Broadway Cast Recording (2015).

Hamilton Origianl Broadway Cast Recording

And from the album, the song:

Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)

Have a great weekend,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

REFERENCES:

Print References

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn

Online References

A Mix For America. (2010, June 29). https://Www.Npr.Org/2010/06/29/105623389/a-Mix-for-America. https://www.npr.org/2010/06/29/105623389/a-mix-for-america

Dyas, B. (2021, June 29). The Best 4th of July Songs for the Perfect Holiday Soundtrack. Country Living. https://www.countryliving.com/life/entertainment/g32439503/4th-of-july-songs/

Zinn, J. (2014, June 30). HPM Top 10 List: Music For The Fourth Of July. Houston Public Media. https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/arts-culture/2014/06/30/51839/hpm-top-10-list-music-for-the-fourth-of-july/

Online Catalog Links:

StarCat

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

The Digital Catalog (OverDrive & Libby Apps)

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

Hoopla

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

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

Suggested Reading June 29, 2021

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

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

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

Weekly Suggested Reading postings are published on Tuesdays.

The next Suggested Reading posting will be published on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

Daughter of Black Lake: A Novel by Cathy Marie Buchanan

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Daughter of Black Lake

Buchanan’s new novel (after The Painted Girls) is set in the early years of Roman rule in Britain, where Hobble, a young woman with a supernatural connection to the otherworldly, comes of age. Hobble’s abilities make her a subject of interest in the eyes of unpredictable religious zealots. She must use her gifts to assist in Britannia’s efforts against Roman invasion and guarantee the safety of her family’s future. Using vivid, and at times jarring, imagery, Buchanan’s storytelling weaves through Hobble’s past, her parents’ relationship, and the current structure of her small community, creating an intricate view of a society on the brink of change. VERDICT Recommended for readers of historical fiction, romance, and supernatural suspense.–Monique Martinez, Univ. of North Georgia Lib., Dahlonega – Library Journal Review

The Island by Mary Grand

(Available Formats: Hoopla instant checkout eBook & audiobook)

The Island

The Island – where everyone knows everyone, and secrets are impossible to keep…

‘Be careful, you don’t know them as well as you think. Remember – anyone can kill.’

Juliet has returned to the Isle of Wight from years abroad to visit her sick father and to be reunited with her three sisters – Cassie, a professional musician who seems to have lost her way in life, Mira, who is profoundly deaf, is married to the local vicar but their relationship is falling apart, and Rosalind, glamorous and charming but now deeply unhappy and secretive about her life.

As Juliet’s father lies dying, he issues her with a warning. There is a killer on the loose, and they may be closer than she can ever imagine. He anxiously tells Juliet that he confided a family secret in son-in-law Rhys, and now regrets ever saying a word.

Days later, as the clock strikes one in the morning, a man comes out of Rhys’s church, walks along the path and is run down by a car driven by an unidentified person. When the finger of suspicion points to Juliet, she realises the only way to clear her name is to uncover the secrets her family has been keeping from her for years. But with a killer on the loose, danger is getting closer all the time…

The Island is set on the Isle of Wight – insular, claustrophobic, and where secrets are hard to keep. Mary Grand’s heart-stopping who-dunnits are perfect for fans of Louise Candlish, Agatha Christie and Lucy Foley.

The Librarian of Saint-Malo by Mario Escobar

(Available Formats: Hoopla instant checkout eBook & audiobook)

The Librarian of Saint Malo

In Escobar’s gripping latest (after Remember Me), a young woman risks everything to save a library in Saint-Malo, France, during WWII. Librarian Jocelyn marries police sergeant Antoine Ferrec on Sept. 1, 1939, the same day the Germans invade Poland to begin WWII. The story is told via Jocelyn’s letters to famous writer Marcel Zola, whom she hopes will preserve her experiences during the war after Antoine leaves her alone to organize the assistance of refugees in the library. After the Nazi occupation begins, Jocelyn is forced to house Adolf Bauman, a demanding and lecherous Nazi officer, in her apartment, and soon she learns the Germans plan to destroy many of the books in the library. Meanwhile, another German officer, Hermann von Choltiz, whose mission is to safeguard the heritage of occupied countries, becomes Jocelyn’s protector, saving her from Bauman’s advances and the books from destruction. While Jocelyn’s sole purpose is to preserve the books, she also must pray for a better future, as many loved ones are killed and lives will need to be rebuilt. This is a powerful portrait of a woman fighting to preserve knowledge in a crumbling world. Publishers Weekly Review

The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba by Chanel Cleeton

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

The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba

Cleeton’s latest historical novel in her dazzling Cuba series, following The Last Train to Key West (2020), features another member of the Perez family, Marina, and her struggles during the Spanish American War as she is disowned by her well-to-do family and separated from her beloved rebel husband. The “”Beautiful Girl”” of the title is based on the real-life Evangelina Cisneros, whose daring escape from a Havana prison was orchestrated by newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst as part of his campaign to convince the U.S. to declare war on Spain. Hearst reporter Grace Harrington, a spunky Nelly Bly type, also pushes against the sexist constrictions of the time. These three women tell their stories in alternating sections set during 1896-98. Although raised in privilege, they lose status because of their integrity and refusal to bow to the expectations of their class. Ultimately, they find themselves struggling for survival while fighting for their country’s independence and, in Grace’s case, for her own. With a splash of romance and a healthy helping of history, this novel will be a hit for all collections. Booklist Review.

Pack Up The Moon by Kristan Higgins

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

Pack Up The Moon

Higgins (Good Luck with That) delivers an outstanding romantic weeper with this tale of young newlyweds facing a terminal illness. Lauren Park is dying from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis—“twelve syllables of doom”—but she’s determined to leave a little bit of herself in her husband Josh’s life after she’s gone. She does so by writing letters to Josh and leaving them with her best friend to dole out month by month after her death. The letters are structured as to-do lists, ranging from basic tasks to ensure Josh takes care of himself (“Go to the grocery store and stop eating food from cartons over the sink. Don’t be a loser!”) to encouragement to start new relationships. After Lauren dies, Josh’s raw grief is palpable, as is Lauren’s reluctance to leave the love of her life, which comes through in her letters. Delightful supporting characters add to the charm, such as a Banana Republic salesman who comforts Josh after he has a breakdown while trying to fulfill one of Lauren’s tasks. Perfect pacing and plotting lift Higgins’s masterly latest. This is going to break (and restore) plenty of hearts. Publishers Weekly Review

The Parted Earth by Anjali Enjeti

Parted Earth

(Available Formats: eBook, Hoopla instant checkout eBook & audiobook; Print Book coming soon!)

Enjeti documents the impact of India’s Partition on successive generations in her immersive debut novel (after the essay collection Southbound). In 1947, British India is on the brink of being decolonized, with the lives of millions hanging in the balance. Hindu teenager Deepa Khanna’s doctor parents confront escalating hostilities from Hindu Indians because of their willingness to treat Muslims, while Deepa becomes secretly attracted to her Muslim friend Amir. After Deepa’s parents are killed in an attack, she moves to London and Amir leaves for Pakistan. The story then shifts to Deepa’s granddaughter Shan, who, following a miscarriage and subsequent divorce in 2016, begins digging into her past, finally uncovering the reason for her grandmother’s aloofness. Deepa’s experience renders her “unknowable” to Shan, filling Deepa with a grief that “seemed to burden generations of Khannas” with guilt. Meanwhile, other stories emerge of the Partition, from characters such as Shan’s neighbor, Chandani Singh, who supports Shan through her difficulties, and Chandani’s late husband, Harjeet, spinning an increasingly broad set of voices. While no less affecting, these supporting accounts receive an imbalanced, sometimes disproportionate attention that can detract from the novel’s main characters. Still, this intergenerational account of remembering and reconciliation sits comfortably alongside works of its kind. Publishers Weekly

The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid by Lawrence Wright

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

The Plague Year

In this latest work, best-selling author Wright (The Looming Tower) looks back on a nearly unprecedented period of U.S. history: the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting from the discovery of the virus in China in early 2020, and leading up to the final days of the Trump administration in 2021, Wright surveys one momentous year. Delving into economic, social, biological, racial, and political aspects of the pandemic, this is an overarching behind-the-scenes look at the pandemic’s effects on individual lives. Wright cuts through misinformation to present nearly every aspect of the year 2020, including the biological breakthroughs of vaccines, personal tragedies, and collective trauma. All is thoroughly discussed with empathy and compassion. Also included are interviews with staff of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and personal reports from families across the country (from New York to Tulsa to New Orleans) whose lives were impacted by the pandemic. VERDICT While there are already several other books about COVID-19 and its sociological impact on the United States, this wide-ranging yet deeply personal account is a great starting point. At times infuriating, unbelievable, heartbreaking, and even witty, Wright’s narrative is sorely needed.–Laura Hiatt, Fort Collins, CO – Library Journal Review

The Residence by Andrew Pyper

(Available Formats: Print Book)

The Residence

Haunted house stories are a dime a dozen, but haunted White House stories are a bit harder to find. Pyper (The Homecoming, 2019) reimagines life in the Franklin Pierce White House, beginning shortly after his inauguration and the death of his last living son in a bizarre train accident. First Lady Jane Pierce is reticent about joining him at the residence but eventually acquiesces, and sets up a replica of their son’s bedroom down the hall from her own. Shortly after the furniture is placed, Mrs. Pierce invites the Fox Sisters, world renowned for their spiritual séance (though they were later unmasked as frauds), to attempt to contact her son. A portal is opened and soon the White House and its inhabitants are surrounded by unexplainable activity with frightening implications. Pyper weaves traditional and legitimately creepy horror tropes with a larger examination of the complexities of marriage, and to a lesser degree, the direction and morality of the country at the time of its impending split. Recommended for fans of historical fiction with a bite, like that of Alma Katsu. Booklist Review

Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake by Alexis Hall

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

Rosaline Palmer Takes The Cake

Rosaline Palmer needs a change. She didn’t finish medical school, she had a daughter earlier than she planned, and she’s still under the financial thumb of her well-to-do parents. So what do you do as a better-than-average baker in the UK? You try out for Bake Expectations, Britain’s top baking show, which is definitely not based on a certain show on a certain streaming service. Hall (Boyfriend Material) seamlessly combines humor, romance, and drama to create a story that is intimately believable and at once cozy and sexy. Refreshingly, Hall writes the heroine’s identity as a bisexual woman in a way that addresses and conquers stereotypes; Rosaline isn’t picking between a man and a woman, she’s not interested in being the third in a relationship, and she rails against fetishization by potential dates, her daughter’s teacher, and her Bake Expectations castmates. The book combines sweet escapism and poignant cultural touchstones with well-crafted characters and hilariously familiar settings. VERDICT Hall does it again with this culturally relevant, wonderfully escapist foray into the baking world. This is a must-buy for any library.–Ahliah Bratzler, Indianapolis – Starred Library Journal Review

Twelve Nights at Rotter House by J.W. Ocker

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

Twelve Nights at Rotter House

Felix Allsey is a travel writer with a keen eye for the paranormal, and he’s carved out a unique, if only slightly lucrative, niche for himself in nonfiction; he writes travelogues of the country’s most haunted places, after haunting them himself. When he convinces the owner of the infamous Rotterdam Mansion to let him stay on the premises for two weeks, he believes he’s finally found the location that will bring him a bestseller. As with his other gigs, he sets rules for himself: no leaving the house for any reason, refrain from outside contact, and sleep during the day. When Thomas Ruth, Felix’s oldest friend and fellow horror film obsessive, joins him on the project, the two dance around a recent and unspeakably painful rough-patch in their friendship, but eventually fall into their old rhythms of dark humor and movie trivia. That’s when things start going wrong: screams from upstairs, figures in the thresholds, and more than what should be in any basement. Felix realizes the book he’s writing, and his very state of mind, is tilting from nonfiction into all out horror, and the shocking climax answers a question that’s been staring these men in the face all along: In Rotter House, who’s haunting who?

Have a great week!

Linda Reimer

*Information on the Three Catalogs*

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have questions or want to request a book?

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

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

Suggested Listening June 18 – 25, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Suddenly Last Summer by The Motels (Genre: Rock)

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

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

Summertime Blues by Eddie Cochran (Genre: Rock)

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

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

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

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

Have a great week!

Linda Reimer, SSCL

REFERENCES:

Print References

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn

Online References

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

Online Catalog Links:

StarCat

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

The Digital Catalog (OverDrive & Libby Apps)

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

Hoopla

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

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

New York Times Bestsellers June 20, 2021

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

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

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

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

FICTION

21ST BIRTHDAY by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

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

21st Birthday

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

THE FOUR WINDS by Kristin Hannah

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

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

FREED by E.L. James

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

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

GOLDEN GIRL by Elin Hilderbrand

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

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

THE HILL WE CLIMB by Amanda Gorman

(Available Formats: Print, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

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

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

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

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

JACKPOT by Stuart Woods and Bryon Quertermous

(Available Formats: Print Book & CD Audiobook)

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

THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME by Laura Dave

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

The Last Thing He Told Me

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

LEGACY by Nora Roberts

(Available Formats: Print & eBook)

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

MALIBU RISING by Taylor Jenkins Reid

(Available Formats: Print Book & Downloadable Audiobook)

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

THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig

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

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

THE OTHER BLACK GIRL by Zakiya Dalila Harris

(Available Formats: Print Book)

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

PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION by Emily Henry

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

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

PROJECT HAIL MARY by Andy Weir

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

Project Hail Mary

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

SEVEN DAYS IN JUNE by Tia Williams

(Available Formats: Print Book)

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

THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides

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

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

SOOLEY by John Grisham

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

Sooley

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

THAT SUMMER by Jennifer Weiner

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

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

WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens

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

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

WHILE JUSTICE SLEEPS by Stacey Abrams

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

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

NON-FICTION:

AFTER THE FALL by Ben Rhodes

(Available Formats: Print Book)

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

ANTHROPOCENE REVIEWED by John Green

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Anthropocene Reviewed

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

THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE by Bessel van der Kolk

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

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

BOMBER MAFIA by Malcolm Gladwell

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

Bomber Mafia

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

CASTE by Isabel Wilkerson

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

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

A COURSE CALLED AMERICA by Tom Coyne

(Available Formats: Print Book)

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

CRYING IN H MART by Michelle Zauner

(Available Formats: Print Book & eBook)

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

GREENLIGHTS by Matthew McConaughey

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

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

THE HOUSEWIVES by Brian Moylan

(Available Formats: Print Book)

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

HOW THE WORD IS PASSED by Clint Smith

(Available Formats: Print Book & Large Print)

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

KILLING THE MOB by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

(Available Formats: Print Book)

Killing The Mob

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

THE PREMONITION by Michael Lewis

(Available Formats: Print Book)

The Premonition

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

SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER by Ashley C. Ford

(Available Formats: Print Book)

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

UNTAMED by Glennon Doyle

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

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

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

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

What Happend To You

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

YEARBOOK by Seth Rogen

(Available Formats: Print Book & Downloadable Audiobook)

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

Happy reading!

Linda Reimer, SSL

*Information on the Three Catalogs*

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Southeast Steuben County Library Tel: 607-936-3713

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.