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Adult Nonfiction

111 Places in the Twin Cities

111 Places in the Twin Cities That You Must Not Miss
by Elizabeth Foy Larsen

Birding Without Borders

Birding Without Borders
by Noah K. Strycker

Jul Swedish American Holiday Traditions

Jul: Swedish American Holiday Traditions
by Patrice M. Johnson

Prairie Fires The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder
by Caroline Fraser

Bunk

Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-facts, and Fake News
by Kevin Young

Life in a Northern Town

Life in a Northern Town: Cooking, Eating, and Other Adventures Along Lake Superior
by Mary Dougherty

The Living Forest

The Living Forest: A Visual Journey into the Heart of the Woods
by Robert Llewellyn

Shooting Ghosts

Shooting Ghosts: A U.S. Marine, a Combat Photographer, and Their Journey Back from War
by Thomas J. Brennan

The Man from the Train

The Man From the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery
by Bill James; Rachel McCarthy James

Electric October

Electric October: Seven World Series Games, Six Lives, Five Minutes of Fame That Lasted Forever
by Kevin Cook

Adult Fiction

Elmet

Elmet
by Fiona Mozley

The Engagement Plot

The Engagement Plot
by Krista Phillips

A Hundred Small Lessons

 A Hundred Small Lessons
by Ashley Hay

The Last Man in Europe

The Last Man in Europe
by Dennis Glover

The Prague Sonata

The Prague Sonata
by Bradford Morrow

Darke

Darke
by R. A. Gekoski

Wilde in Love

Wilde in Love
by Eloisa James

The End We Start From

The End We Start From
by Megan Hunter

Down Among the Sticks and Bones

Down Among the Sticks and Bones  
by Seanan McGuire

Unforgivable Love

Unforgivable Love
by Sophfronia Scott

Teen Fiction

Turtles All the Way Down

Turtles All the Way Down
by John Green

Because I Was a Girl

Because I Was a Girl: True Stories for Girls of All Ages
by Melissa De La Cruz

Long Way Down

Long Way Down  
by Jason Reynolds

Far From the Tree

Far From the Tree
by Robin Benway

Children's Fiction and Nonfiction

A Different Pond

A Different Pond
by Bao Phi

Flying Lessons and Other Stories

Flying Lessons & Other Stories
by Ellen Oh

This is a Ball

This is a Ball: Books That Drive Kids Crazy
by Beck Stanton

La La La

La La La: A Story of Hope
by Kate DiCamillo

If My Moon Was Your Sun

If My Moon Was Your Sun
by Andreas Steinhofel

Winter Dance

Winter Dance
by Marion Dane Bauer

I Want That Nut

I Want That Nut
by Madeline Valentine

Pashima

Pashima
by Nidhi Chanani

The War I Finally Won

The War I Finally Won
by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Todd Parr

Love the World
by Todd Parr

Wishtree

Wishtree
by Katherine Applegate

Sandwhiches

Sandwiches!
by Allison Deering

Movies, TV, and Music

A Place to Call Home

A Place to Call Home: Season 1 (DVD)

American Epic

American Epic (DVD)

Happy Holidays Garfield

Happy Holidays, Garfield! (DVD)

Rock Dog

Rock Dog (DVD)

Camp Songs

Camp Songs (CD)

The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War: The Soundtrack (CD)