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The sparrow book cover
The sparrow book cover

The sparrow

Mary Doria Russell

SCIENCE FICTION Russell, Mary Doria
Science Fiction

A visionary work that combines speculative fiction with deep philosophical inquiry, The Sparrow tells the story of a charismatic Jesuit priest and linguist, Emilio Sandoz, who leads a scientific mission entrusted with a profound task: to make first contact with intelligent extraterrestrial life. The mission begins in faith, hope, and beauty, but a series of small misunderstandings brings it to a catastrophic end.

The Sparrow is immersive. Although there is world-building, this book is much more about introspection as Father Emilio Sandoz, a Jesuit priest, comes to terms on what happened on the first contact mission to the planet Rakhat. This novel is a philosophical and psychological novel (sort of Dostoevsky in space). -Anne M

Visual guide to patchwork & quilting : fabric selection to finishing techniques & beyond. book cover
Visual guide to patchwork & quilting : fabric selection to finishing techniques & beyond. book cover

Visual guide to patchwork & quilting : fabric selection to finishing techniques & beyond.

746.46 /Visual
Crafts

"Absorb the knowledge of more than 20 quilt experts in one place! With hundreds of photographs and illustrations to help you plan your quilting projects, this comprehensive guide answers all of your quiltmaking questions. Included in this reference guide: fabric 101; piecing and appliqué by hand and machine; understanding color, value, and quilt design; start-to-finish quilt construction; quilting motifs, tips, and tricks; beyond the basics; plus a handy index. It's a must-have for any quilter!" --Amazon.com.

This book would be great for anyone -from those who are curious about quilting to longtime quilters. StashBooks has combined chapters by 20 well known artists from the who's who of the quilting world to come up with a great book about quilting. Quilt artists like Alex Anderson (alexandersonquilts.com), Angela Walters (quiltingismytherapy.com and The Midnight Quilt Show), Carrie and Harriet Hargrave (quiltersacademy.com) walk you through quilting -starting with what supplies you'll need through a variety different types of quilting - from applique to paper piecing. A really great book for anyone who is or wants to be a quilter. -Beth

Backlash book cover
Backlash book cover

Backlash

Sarah Littman

YOUNG ADULT FICTION Littman Sarah
Young Adult

When Christian, a boy she knows only through Facebook, posts a lot of nasty comments on her page, fifteen-year-old Lara tries to kill herself--but that is only the beginning of the backlash for her sister, Sydney; her former friend Bree; and her classmates.

This book tackles online bullying from all angles: victim, perpetrator and everyone in their families affected by the act. -Meredith

Zen pencils : cartoon quotes from inspirational folks book cover
Zen pencils : cartoon quotes from inspirational folks book cover

Zen pencils : cartoon quotes from inspirational folks

Gavin Aung Than

808.882 /Than
Graphic Novels

Zen Pencils turns your favorite quotes into fun and unique comics that will inspire and motivate even the most cynical of readers. Famous words modern thinkers, including Neil Gaiman, Stephen Fry, John Green, Roger Ebert, and Neil deGrasse Tyson as well as historic greats Marie Curie, C.S. Lewis, Bruce Lee, Vincent van Gogh, and Confucius are transformed into charming narrative comics that are sure to unlock your inner passion and creativity.

Artist Gavin Aung Than transforms inspirational and famous quotes into graphic stories. Everyone will find one that speaks to them. -Meredith

The One : a novel book cover
The One : a novel book cover

The One : a novel

John (Freelance journalist) Marrs

FICTION Marrs John
Fiction

"How far would you go to find The One? A simple DNA test is all it takes. Just a quick mouth swab and soon you'll be matched with your perfect partner--the one you're genetically made for. That's the promise made by Match Your DNA. A decade ago, the company announced that they had found the gene that pairs each of us with our soul mate. Since then, millions of people around the world have been matched. But the discovery has its downsides: test results have led to the breakup of countless relationships and upended the traditional ideas of dating, romance and love. Now five very different people have received the notification that they've been "Matched." They're each about to meet their one true love. But "happily ever after" isn't guaranteed for everyone. Because even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking than others ... A word-of-mouth hit in the United Kingdom, The One is a fascinating novel that shows how even the simplest discoveries can have complicated consequences."--Provided by publisher.

I have no words for how much I love this book! I wanted to finish it fast because I needed to know how everyone’s story ended, but I also never wanted the book to end because it was THAT good! -Meredith

Bellevue : three centuries of medicine and mayhem at America's most storied hospital book cover
Bellevue : three centuries of medicine and mayhem at America's most storied hospital book cover

Bellevue : three centuries of medicine and mayhem at America's most storied hospital

David M. Oshinsky

362.11 /Oshinsky
Nonfiction, History

A history of the iconic public hospital on New York City's East Side describes the changes in American medicine from 1730 to modern times as it traces the building's origins as an almshouse and pesthouse to its current status as a revered place of first-class care.

This is an engrossing book not just about a fascinating, storied hospital, but also the history of medical practices throughout centuries in a burgeoning city. -Candice

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