New Books – 2016


Residents and Library Committee members developed this year’s wish list.  In recognition of our efforts, several residents asked to donate specific titles from the list. The Committee purchased the bulk of the books 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.

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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness – Michelle Alexander

Book of Symbols (Taschen)

Home: A Short History of an Idea – Witold Rybczynski
Minnesota Modern: Architecture and Life at Mid-century – Larry Millett

Bossy Pants – Tina Fey
The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy – Masha Gessen
Charlotte Bronte: A Fiery Heart – Claire Harman
Citizen Swain: Tales from a Minnesota Life – Tom Swain with Lori Sturdevant
The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe – Elaine Showalter
The Cowshed: Memories of the Chinese Cultural Revolution – Ji Xianlin
A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety – Jimmy Carter
Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations – Georgina Howell
The Hare With Amber Eyes – Edmund de Waal
The Invention of Nature:  Alexander von Humboldt’s New World – Andrea Wulf
Lab Girl – Hope Jahren
Lady Byron and Her Daughters – Julia Markus
The Land Remembers – Ben Logan
Pothole Confidential: My Life as Mayor of Minneapolis – R. T. Rybak
Rightful Heritage: Franklin Roosevelt and the Land of America – Douglas Brinkley
The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father – Kao Kalia Yang

All American Boys – Jason Reynolds
Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade – Flora Stieglitz Straus
A Barnyard Collection: Click, Clack and Moo – Doreen Cronin
Cody Harmon, King of Pets – Claudia Mills
Duck for President – Doreen Cronin
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventure – Kate DiCamillo
How Rocket Learned to Read – Tad Hills
Keeping the Castle – Patrice Kindl
Maniac Magee – Jerry Spinelli
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel – Kathryn Gibbs Davis
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits and a Very Interesting Boy – Jeanne Birdsall
Raymie Nightingale – Kate DiCamillo
Voice of Freedom:  Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement – Carole Boston Weatherford
The War that Saved My Life – Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
When Andy Met Sandy –  Tomie dePaola
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon –  Grace Lin

Hamilton: The Revolution – Lin-Manuel Miranda

Feasting the Heart: 52 Commentaries for the Air – Reynolds Price

The Edge of the Empire: A Journey to Britannia from the Heart of Rome to Hadrian’s Wall – Bronwen Riley

After Eli – Terry Kay
Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress – Da Sijie
The Children Act – Ian McEwan
Cold Sassy Tree – Olive Ann Burns
Dear Committee Members – Julie Schumacher
The Housekeeper and the Professor – Yoko Ogawa
LaRose:  A Novel – Louise Erdrich
Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy – Rachel Joyce
Maud’s Line – Margaret Verble
Miller’s Valley:  A Novel – Anna Quindlen
My Brilliant Friend – Elena Ferrante
Run with the Horsemen – Ferrol Sams
Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
The Snow Queen – Michael Cunningham
The Sympathizer – Viet Thanh Nguyen
They May Not Mean to But They Do – Cathleen Schine
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry – Rachel Joyce
Vanessa and Her Sister – Priya Parmar
Wintering – Peter Geye

All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation – Rebecca Traister

Circling the Sun – Paula McLain
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania – Erik Larsen
Ordinary Grace – William Kent Krueger

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer – Siddhartha Mukherjee
When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi

Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree – Nancy Atherton
Boar Island – Nevada Barr
Brush Back – Sara Paretsky
Death in the Garden – Elizabeth Ironside
The God of the Hive – Laurie R. King
The Grave Soul – Ellen Hart
Her Royal Spyness – Rhys Bowen
The Last Mile – David Baldacci
Malice at the Palace – Rhys Bowen
Rogue Lawyer – John Grisham
The Shadow of Death – James Runcie

Incarnadine – Mary Syzbist
Selected Poems of Wendell Berry – Wendell Berry

The Highly Sensitive Person – Elaine Aron

The Gene: An Intimate History – Siddhartha Mukherjee
Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space – Janna Levin

The Last Communist Virgin – Wang Ping

Booknotes:  Stories from American History – Brian Lamb
The History of White People – Nell Irvin Painter
Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold and the Fate of the American Revolution – Nathaniel Philbrick

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World – Peter Frankopan

Booknotes:  America’s Finest Authors on Reading, Writing and the Power of Ideas – Brian Lamb compiler