New Books – 2015

Residents and Library Committee members developed this year’s wish list.  Some of the titles listed below came to the Library as donated books.  The Committee purchased others with funds from the 1666 Coffman Association, book cart sales and generous financial gifts from residents.  Find these books shelved in their permanent shelving locations as shown below in bold type.  If you borrow these or other library materials, please sign them out.

Want more recommendations? Check out your neighbors’s Reader Recommendations. Also check out 166Six Picks and books added in 20172016 and 2014.

AGING
Aging Backwards: Reverse the Aging Process and Look 10 Years Younger in 30 Minutes a Day –  Miranda Esmonde-White
Blue Zones: 9 Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest – Dan Buettner
Good to Go: A Guide to Preparing for the End of Life – Jo Myers
I Feel Bad About My Neck and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman –  Nora Ephron 

ARCHITECTURE
Ralph Rapson: Sixty Years of Modern Design – Jane King Hession

ARTISTS
Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series –  Leah Dickerman and Elsa Smithgall

BIOGRAPHY
Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage –  Barney Frank
H is for Hawk –  Helen MacDonald
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education –  Malala Yousafzai
Jonas Salk: A Life – Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs
A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope – Tom Brokaw
On the Move: A Life –  Oliver Sacks
Somewhere Towards the End: A Memoir – Diana Athill
Words Without Music: A Memoir – Philip Glass

BUSINESS
God’s Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican –  Gerald Posner

EUROPE – HISTORY
Justinian’s Flea: Plague, Empire, and the Birth of Europe – William Rosen

FICTION
The Blazing World – Siri Hustvedt
Bohemian Flats –  Mary Relindes Ellis
A Fireproof Home for the Bride – Amy Scheibe
Go Set a Watchman –  Harper Lee
God Help the Child – Toni Morrison
High Divide – Lin Enger
The 100-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared – Jonas Jonasson
Our Souls at Night –  Kent Haruf
Remarkable Creatures – Tracy Chevalier
Shadow Lines – Amitav Ghosh
Signature of All Things –  E. Gilbert
Spool of Blue Thread –  Anne Tyler
Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

LARGE PRINT
All the Light We Cannot See –  Anthony Doerr
Boys in the Boat:  Nine Americans and Their Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics –  David James

MEDICINE AND HEALTH
Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right –  Atul Gawande
The Gut Balance Revolution:  Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good – Gerard E. Mullin
On Immunity: An Innoculation – Eula Biss
Prescription for Nutritional Healing – Phyllis A. Balch
We Know How This Ends –  Bruce Kramer and Cathy Wurzer

MYSTERY / SPY / ADVENTURE
Buried in a Bog –  Sheila Connolly
The Crossing Places – Elly Griffiths
Dead Until Dark – Charlaine Harris
Death by Cashmere –  Sally Goldenbaum
Death Ex Machina – Gary Corby
Due or Die – Jenn McKinlay
Ghosts of Belfast – Stuart Neville
Girl on the Train –  Paula Hawkins
A Land More Kind than Home – Wiley Cash
Now You See Me – Sharon Bolton
Perfidia – James Ellroy
Uncertain Place: A Commissaire Adamsberg Mystery – Fred Vargas

NATIVE AMERICAN & OTHER CULTURES
Encounters at the Heart of the World:  A History of the Mandan People – Elizabeth Fenn

NATURE/ENVIRONMENT
Minnesota Weather Almanac – Mark Seeley

PERSONAL GROWTH
In Touch: How to Tune in to the Inner Guidance of Your Body and Trust Yourself –  John J. Prendergast, PhD
Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety: A Guide to Breaking Free From Anxiety, Phobias and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Theory – John P Forsyth and Georg H. Eiffert
Stress-free Living –  Amit Soot
Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness and Spiritual Well Being – Rudolph Tanzi and Deepak Chopra 

POETRY COLLECTIONS
Selected Poems –  James Fenton
The Orange Tree: Early Poems – Jane Dickerson
This Wild Country – Dorothy Schlesselman

PSYCHOLOGY
Road to Character – David Brooks 

REFERENCE
Rand McNally Road Atlas US and Canada 

RELIGION/SPIRITUALITY
Living the Secular Life:  New Answers to Old Questions – Phil Zuckerman

SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS
Our Story Begins: New and Selected Short Stories –  Tobias Wolff

TRAVEL GUIDES
Lonely Planet Turkey

TRAVEL LITERATURE
Crossing the Driftless –  Lynn Diebel.

U.S. HISTORY
One Summer, American 1927 –  Bill Bryson

WORLD HISTORY
Bad Days in History: A Gleefully Grim Chronicle of Misfortune, Mayhem, and Misery for Every Day of the Year –  Michael Farquhar