The book of hygge : the Danish art of contentment, comfort, and connection / Louisa Thomsen Brits ; photography by Susan Bell (2017 non-fiction, 158.1 Brits)
A full-color lifestyle guide to the centuries-old Danish art of togetherness and contentment shares advice for incorporating hygge practices into everyday life, from making coffee together at breakfast and sharing meals to sitting beside a fire or snuggling into bed with a good book.
Under the wide and starry sky : a novel / Nancy Horan (2014 fiction, F Horan)
Imagines the unconventional love affair of Scottish literary giant Robert Louis Stevenson and American divorcee Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne, who after meeting in late-19th-century rural France take refuge from their respective unhappy lives and embark on two shared decades of international turbulence.
What she knew / Gilly Macmillan (2016 fiction, F Macmillan)
Rachel Jenner is walking in a Bristol park with her eight-year-old son Ben when he asks if he can run ahead. It’s an ordinary request on an ordinary Sunday afternoon, and Rachel has no reason to worry–until Ben vanishes. Police are called, search parties go out, and Rachel, already insecure after her recent divorce, feels herself coming undone. As hours and then days pass without a sign of Ben, everyone who knew him is called into question, from Rachel’s newly married ex-husband to her mother-of-the-year sister.
The eagle huntress / Sony Pictures Classics (2017 non-fiction DVD, DVD 305.235 Eagle)
Follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been typically been handed down from father to son for centuries.
Me & Emma / Elizabeth Flock (2005 fiction, F Flock)
Eight-year-old Carrie Parker and her little sister, tired of living in an abusive environment, concoct a plan to run away, but their escape is thwarted by a shocking revelation that will change their lives.
Fault lines in the Constitution : the framers, their fights, and the flaws that affect us today / written by Cynthia Levinson and Sanford Levinson (2017 children’s non-fiction, J 342.73 Levinson)
Examines the Constitutional origins of modern-day political problems and outlines solutions for these issues.
The mysterious Benedict Society / written by Trent Lee Stewart ; illustrated by Carson Ellis (2008 children’s fiction, JF Stewart)
As the only four children to pass the series of tests provided, Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance are asked to go on a secret mission as undercover agents at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened and quickly realize they will have to use their collective wit to get their important task complete.
The silver linings playbook / Matthew Quick (2009 Hoopla downloadable audio book)
Embracing a philosophy that life is a movie produced by God, neural health patient Pat Peoples endeavors to win back his estranged wife by making strategic sacrifices and coordinating their communications through a depressed widow.
Sulfur Springs: a novel / William Kent Krueger (2017 mystery, M Krueger)
While searching for a missing rehab counselor in the Arizona desert, Cork O’Connor and his new bride, Rainy Bisonette, land themselves in the middle of a violent power struggle along the Mexican border.
He’arat shulayim = Footnote (2012 movie, DVD Foreign Footnote)
Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as well as rival professors in Talmudic Studies. When both men learn that Eliezer will be lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak.