Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Setting: Mars. In a color-coded society where Golds rule supreme and Reds are practically slaves, Darrow is a low-Red. He’s a hell-diver, drilling into Mars’ core to find the precious gas that will help make Mars habitable. When his wife is murdered by Golds for “treason,” Darrow decides to cause a little trouble and get […]

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Cat Out of Hell by Lynne Truss

Librarians and cats go together like peanut butter and jelly. Lynne Truss, author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves pairs Alec Charlesworth, a recently retired librarian widower, and Roger, an extraordinary immortal cat who sounds like Vincent Price and has seen it all. When Alec stumbles upon Roger’s existence, he is drawn into a world of ancient tomes, immortal […]

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Ancestry.com

Interested in searching your family history and creating a family tree? Try using Ancestry.com. Ancestry.com gives you online access to millions of historical documents, records, and photographs. You can not only search the records but also see images of the original documents. Ancestry.com gives you access to census records, birth records, marriage records, death records, immigration records, military records, […]

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Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Atul Gawande is a top surgeon at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a professor at Harvard Medical School.  In Being Mortal, he tackles issues surrounding the end of life care that patients receive across the country and the improvements that could be made to that care.  Gawande shares how his medical training taught him to […]

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What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe

From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask. Millions of people visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe’s iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have a large and passionate following. Fans of xkcd ask Munroe […]

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