How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale CarnegieAvailable in PALS Plus Six ways of making people like you, twelve ways of winning people to your way of thinking and nine ways to change people without giving offense or arousing resentment. Dale Carnegie's enduring classic, the inspirational personal development guide that shows how to achieve lifelong success. One of the top-selling books of all time. Spring Break by Gerald EliasFIC ELIAS When reclusive, blind violin pedagogue Daniel Jacobus is invited to speak at a seemingly innocuous symposium on Baroque music at a prestigious music conservatory, he has no idea he is about to become enmeshed in an entrenched culture of sexual harassment and its cover-up at the highest levels. Justine by Lawrence DurrellAvailable in PALS Plus The time is the eve of the World War II. The place is Alexandria, an Egyptian city that once housed the world's greatest library and whose inhabitants are dedicated to knowledge. But for the obsessed characters in this mesmerizing novel, their pursuits lead only to bedrooms in which each seeks to know--and possess--the other. Since its publication in 1957, Justine has inspired an almost religious devotion among readers and critics alike. My Descent into Death by Storm HowardB STORM In the thirty years since Raymond Moody's Life After Life appeared, a familiar pattern of NDEs has emerged: suddenly floating over one's own body, usually in a hospital setting, then a sudden hurtling through a tunnel of light toward a presence of love. Not so in Howard Storm's case. It by Stephen KingAvailable in PALS Plus They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made twenty-eight years ago calls them reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city's children. Sisters of Sugarcreek by Cathy LiggettFIC LIGGETT Many lives were changed the day a fire burned down Faith Community Church, devastating the small town of Sugarcreek, Ohio. Now a young Amish widow, Lydia Gruber faces an uncertain future. Her husband, a craftsman and volunteer firefighter, always took care of everything, keeping her isolated from others in their community. Without anyone or any skills, how will she survive? On Turpentine Lane by Elinor LipmanFIC LIPMAN At thirty-two, Faith Frankel has returned to her claustro-suburban hometown, where she writes institutional thank-you notes for her alma mater. It's a peaceful life, really, and surely with her recent purchase of a sweet bungalow on Turpentine Lane her life is finally on track. When she finds some mysterious artifacts in the attic of her new home, she wonders whether anything in her life is as it seems. Station Eleven by Emily St. John MandelFIC St. JOHN MANDEL An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity. Early Warning by Jane SmileyFIC SMILEY In the second installment of the American Trilogy, the Langdon family is at a crossroads. Their stalwart patriarch, Walter, who with his wife, Rosanna, sustained their farm for three decades, has suddenly died, leaving their five children, now adults, looking to the future. Only one will remain in Iowa to work the land, while the others scatter to Washington, D.C., California, and everywhere in between. Golden Age by Jane SmileyFIC SMILEY In the final installment of the acclaimed American trilogy, the next generation of Langdons face economic, social, political--and personal--challenges unlike anything their ancestors have encountered before. Some Luck by Jane SmileyFIC SMILEY An epic novel that spans thirty years in the lives of a farm family in Iowa, telling a parallel story of the changes taking place in America from 1920 through the early 1950s. First novel in the American Trilogy. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson523.01 TYS What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines. 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