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Yukarism. 1

Shiomi, Chika, author.

TEEN SHIOMI

Yukari Kobayakawa, an accomplished author at the age of 17, writes with amazingly accurate details about historical Japan. It turns out he has the ability to travel back in time...to his past life as a renowned courtesan in the Edo period! As he goes back and forth between the past and present, he unravels the karmic relationship he has with his beautiful classmate Mahoro Tachibana...


Breaking Rockefeller : the incredible story of the ambitious rivals who toppled an oil empire

Doran, Peter B., author.

338.7665 DORAN

"The author of the popular History of Oil podcast traces the early-20th-century rivalry between John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil and Royal Dutch Shell, describing the origins of partners Marcus Samuel, Jr. and Henri Deterding and how they used respective talents to break Rockefeller's daunting monopoly"--

Also available as an Overdrive eBook and Overdrive eAudio.


Walking home : a pilgrimage from humbled to healed

Choquette, Sonia, author.

204.092 CHOQUET

"In order to regain her spiritual footing, Sonia turned to the age-old practice of pilgrimage and set out to walk the legendary Camino de Santiago, an 800-kilometer (500-mile) trek over the Pyrenees and across northern Spain. Day after day she pushed through hunger, exhaustion, and pain to reach her destination. Eventually, mortification of the flesh gave way to spiritual renewal, and she rediscovered the gifts of humility and forgiveness that she needed to repair her world."--Publisher.

Suggested by Brian


A pilgrim's guide to the Camino de Santiago : St. Jean, Roncesvalles, Santiago : the Way of St. James : the ancient pilgrim path also known as Camino Francés

Brierley, John, 1948-

914.611 BRIERLE

Now updated to include newer maps and photos;and lighter in weight to support carefree traveling;this comprehensive guidebook to the Camino de Santiago and its offshoots contains all the information needed by modern-day pilgrims wishing to walk the sacred Way of St. James. Overview route planners plus daily stage maps and detailed town plans help sojourners with all the advance preparation they need. The maps feature contour guides to help distinguish the terrain that will be crossed each day, while full information on all pilgrim hostels, as well as details for alternative accommodation, allow travelers to plot adequate nightly stopping points. All reference information is accompanied by helpful spiritual guidelines to support the seeker's inner journey as well as the outer pilgrimage. Otherwise known as the Camino Francés, the main route covered in this volume is the most popular sacred route through Spain, from St. Jean Pied de Port to Santiago.

Suggested by Brian


Planet earth's greatest motorcycle adventure tours

Coleman, Colette.

796.75 COLEMAN

There's something about motorcycles, and the lure of freedom and the open road that they promise. Whether you're planning your first trip or seeking a new destination to add to your previous journeys, this book will inspire you. With routes taking in the very best of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada and South America, there really is a trip here for every rider. Accompanied by stunning photography from around the globe, the journeys described here are perfect for everyone, whatever the level of expertise on the bike. Each route contains a tool box telling you when to visit, other routes you can do in the area to extend your ride, and exactly what options are available to you in terms of your motorcycle - whether you take your own bike into the country, make arrangements to rent machines there, or book a bike-inclusive tour. Each trip covered includes a map showing your route and points of interest along the way. Featuring awe-inspiring journeys from the snowy passes of Patagonia to Australia's Red Centre, Planet Earth's Greatest Motorcycle Tours is the perfect inspiration for your next big motorcycling adventure.

Suggested by Brian


Lois on the loose : one woman, one motorcycle, 20,000 miles across the Americas

Pryce, Lois.

917.0154 PRYCE

Lois Pryce was working at the BBC in London, firmly set on the career track. But unbeknownst to her coworkers, Lois was leading a parallel life as well, that of a biker babe with an overwhelming case of wanderlust, one that couldn't be satisfied by a weekend holiday. Her days in a cubicle were numbered, and it wasn't long before she was back on her bike and looking for adventure. Armed only with the Spanish words for "caution" and "cheese," Lois set off to conquer America---both Americas, actually. Starting in Alaska and working her way down the Pacific Coast, she rode through snow, desert, and everything in between to reach the southernmost tip of Argentina. Lois tackled every type of fellow biker imaginable and endured everything the continents could throw at her with quick thinking and a vibrant sense of humor. Whether bribing her way through Central American borders, spending the night in a Mexican brothel, or crashing her bike in Patagonia, Lois's bright, funny travelogue will charm anyone who longs for adventure and a stretch of the open road.

Suggested by Brian


Flight of passage

Buck, Rinker, 1950-

629.1309 BUCK

Praised as a riveting adventure tale, loopy travelogue, and powerful family memoir in one ingeniously crafted package (Harry Stein, "One of the good Guys"), this beautiful memoir tells an enchanting story of youthful accomplishment.

Suggested by Brian


The Oregon Trail : a new American journey

Buck, Rinker, 1950- author.

978 BUCK

Buck's epic account of traveling the length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way--in a covered wagon with a team of mules, an audacious journey that hasn't been attempted in a century--tells the rich history of the trail, the people who made the migration, and its significance to the country.

Suggested by Brian


Blind curves : a woman, a motorcycle, and a journey to reinvent herself

Crill, Linda, author.

796.7 CRILL

After months of following one-size-fits-all advice for a fifty-seven-year-old widow, Linda Crill is still miserable, until she makes a rebellious, spur-of-the-moment decision : she trades her corporate suits for motorcycle leathers and commits herself to a 2,500-mile road trip down America's Pacific Northwest coast on a Harley. The problem is that she doesn't know how to ride and has only thirty days to learn. Four short weeks later, Linda joins two men and a woman for a white-knuckle, exhilarating road trip along the West Coast from Vancouver, Canada, to the wine country of Mendocino, California. Along the way she encounters washed-out mountain roads, small-town hospitality, humming redwoods, and acceptance from gentle souls who happen to have tattoos and piercings. By heading into the unknown - the blind curve - she faces her fears, tests old beliefs, and discovers not only a broader horizon of possibilities to use in building the next phase of her life but also the fuel to make it happen. Funny, irreverent, and extraordinarily honest, it is the perfect read for people looking forward to re-inventing themselves and anyone asking, "Why not?" -- inside front cover.

Suggested by Brian


Unbroken a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption

Hillenbrand, Laura.

eAUDIO OVERDRI

In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when World War II began, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to a doomed flight on a May afternoon in 1943. When his Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean, against all odds, Zamperini survived, adrift on a foundering life raft. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will.

Suggested by Marina


The rose & the dagger

Ahdieh, Renée, author.

TEEN CD FIC AHDIEH

In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful curse--one that might keep them apart forever. Reunited with her family, who have taken refuge with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalid's empire. Shahrzad is almost a prisoner caught between loyalties to people she loves. But she refuses to be a pawn and devises a plan.

An exhilarating conclusion to The Wrath and the Dawn.

Suggested by Marina


Dan versus nature

Calame, Don, author.

TEEN CALAME

Shy and scrawny Dan Weekes spends his time creating graphic novels inspired by his dream girl and looking out for his mom as she dates every man in the state of California. Then his mom drops a bomb: she and her latest beau, Hank, are engaged, and she's sending her "two favorite men" on a survivalist camping trip to "bond." Determined to trick Hank into showing his true -- flawed -- colors on the trip, Dan and his nerdy germaphobe best friend, Charlie, prepare a series of increasingly gross and embarrassing pranks. But the boys hadn't counted on a hot girl joining their trip or on getting separated from their wilderness guide--not to mention the humiliating injuries Dan suffers in the course of terrorizing his stepdad-to-be. With a man-hungry bear on their trail, no supplies, and a lot of unpleasant itching going on, can Dan see his plan through now that his very survival depends on Hank?

Laugh-out-loud funny as a result of failed pranks and over-the-top wilderness creatures.

Suggested by Marina


Quiet : the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking

Cain, Susan.

155.232 CAIN

Demonstrates how introverted people are misunderstood and undervalued in modern culture, charting the rise of extrovert ideology while sharing anecdotal examples of how to use introvert talents to adapt to various situations.

Suggested by Marina


Black Widow : forever red

Stohl, Margaret, author.

FIC STOHL

Natasha Romanov, called the Black Widow, agent of S.H.I.E.L.D, rescues a young girl from Ivan, the man who once trained her as an assassin--and eight years later she is called upon to protect the teenager Ava has become from a threat from the past--and possibly from S.H.I.E.L.D itself.

Suggested by Marina


When a Scot ties the knot

Dare, Tessa, author.

FIC DARE

On the cusp of her first London season, Miss Madeline Gracechurch was shy, pretty, and talented with a drawing pencil, but hopelessly awkward with gentlemen. She was certain to be a dismal failure on the London marriage mart. So Maddie did what generations of shy, awkward young ladies have done: she invented a sweetheart. A Scottish sweetheart. One who was handsome and honorable and devoted to her, but conveniently never around. Maddie poured her heart into writing the imaginary Captain MacKenzie letter after letter . . . and by pretending to be devastated when he was (not really) killed in battle, she managed to avoid the pressures of London society entirely.Until years later, when this kilted Highland lover of her imaginings shows up in the flesh. The real Captain Logan MacKenzie arrives on her doorstep--handsome as anything, but not entirely honorable. He's wounded, jaded, in possession of her letters . . . and ready to make good on every promise Maddie never expected to keep.

Suggested by Marina


Little victories : perfect rules for imperfect living

Gay, Jason (Newspaper columnist), author.

158.1 GAY

Gay delivers a hilarious and heartfelt guide to modern living. Here, he provides witty and wise advice on the Big Questions such as how to behave at work, and rules of thumb to tell the difference between real depression and just eating five cupcakes in a row.

Suggested by Marina


An unreliable history of tattoos

Thomas, Paul.

828.9207 THOMAS

A healthy dose of fiction with a dash of fact make this re-imagining of the history of the tattoo quite entertaining!

Suggested by Liz


Agatha : the real life of Agatha Christie

Martinetti, Anne.

BIO CHRISTI MARTINE

The life of Agatha Christie was as mysterious and eventful as her fiction. This beautifully illustrated graphic novel traces the life of the Queen of Whodunnit from her childhood in Torquay, England, through a career filled with success, mischief, and adventure, to her later years as Dame Agatha.

Suggested by Liz


My Elizabeth

Zahedi, Firooz, photographer.

791.4302 ZAHEDI

Befriended by Elizabeth Taylor as a young man, photographer Firooz Zahedi shares his unforgettable photographs of Taylor.

Suggested by Liz


Death without company

Johnson, Craig, 1961-

CD FIC JOH84

With help from Deputy Victoria, Mr. Santiago, and his friend Henry Standing Bear, Sherrif Walt Longmire investigates the poisioning death of an elderly local woman. As Sheriff enters the outermost edge of her web, he sets in motion a string of disturbing occurrences involving members of the isolated community.

This title is also available in print and OverDrive eBook formats.

Suggested by Liz


The cold dish

Johnson, Craig, 1961-

FIC JOHNSON

When a local boy is found dead near the North Cheyenne reservation, most people assume it was an isolated incident. But when Sheriff Walt Longmire launches an investigation, he discovers that two years earlier, the dead boy and three other high school boys had been given suspended sentences for raping a Cheyenne girl. Soon, a second boy is gunned down, and only Sheriff Longmire can keep the other two safe.

This title is also available in audiobook and OverDrive eBook formats.

Suggested by Liz


The Royal We

Cocks, Heather, author.

FIC COCKS

A story of romance and rivalries inspired by today's most talked-about royal couple: Will and Kate. American Rebecca Porter attending Oxford University. Never the romantice, Bex finds herself falling madly in love with the dreamy guy across the hall. Turns out Nick is Prince Nicholas, heir to the British throne. Dealing with sibling antics, the media, and Nick's royal-sized baggage Bex if she'll get her fairy tale ending after all.

This title is also available in OverDrive eAudio and eBook formats.

Suggested by Liz


A husband and three lovers

Israel, Understanding, author.

BIO ISRAEL ISRAEL

This memoir is both a humorous and a biting look at the influences of a religious commune on its children and the author. Local ties make this an interesting read for anyone who has heard accounts of the Love Israel commune and it's residents.

Suggested by Liz


For love : 25 heartwarming celebrations of humanity

770.92 FOR LOV

Curated by Alice Yoo and Eugene Kim, founders of the leading art and culture blog My Modern Met, this collection of highly creative and incredibly moving visual stories from 25 contemporary photographers captures magnificent displays of ordinary people—parents and children, husbands and wives, grandparents, friends, siblings, and pet owners—doing extraordinary things for love.

Suggested by Liz


The demonologist : the extraordinary career of Ed and Lorraine Warren

Brittle, Gerald, author.

133.4209 BRITTLE

For over five decades Ed and Lorraine Warren have been known as the world's most renowned paranormal investigators. Lorraine is a gifted clairvoyant, while Ed is the only non-ordained demonologist recognized by the Catholic Church. Together they have investigated thousands of hauntings in their career. Suggested by Kim


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