Trident K9 Warriors : My Tale from the Training Ground to the Battlefield With Elite Navy Seal Canines by Michael Ritland and Gary Brozek
Lincoln and the Indians: Civil War Policy and Politics by David A. Nichols | This book offers "a valuable interpretation of the U.S. government’s Indian policies—and sometimes the lack thereof—during the Civil War era. Providing a critical perspective on Lincoln’s role, Nichols sets forth an especially incisive analysis of the trial of participants in the Dakota War of 1862 in MN and Lincoln’s role in sparing the lives of most of those who were convicted." -James M. McPherson
American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar (2012) | Hayat Shah is a young American in love for the first time. His normal life of school, baseball, and video games had previously been distinguished only by his Pakistani heritage and by the frequent chill between his parents, who fight over things he is too young to understand. Then Mina arrives, and everything changes.
An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace by Tamar Adler | In chapters about boiling water, cooking eggs and beans, and summoning respectable meals from empty cupboards, Tamar weaves philosophy and instruction into approachable lessons on instinctive cooking. Tamar shows how to make the most of everything you buy, demonstrating what the world’s great chefs know: that great meals rely on the bones and peels and ends of meals before them.
Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected--A Memoir by Kelle Hampton -- Hampton recounts her first year of life with her daughter born with Down syndrome.
Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt | In this striking literary debut, Carol Rifka Brunt unfolds a moving story of love, grief, and renewal as two lonely people become the unlikeliest of friends and find that sometimes you don’t know you’ve lost someone until you’ve found them.
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan | A gleeful and exhilarating tale of global conspiracy, complex code-breaking, high-tech data visualization, young love, rollicking adventure, and the secret to eternal life—mostly set in a hole-in-the-wall San Francisco bookstore.
Because I Said So! : The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids by Ken Jennings
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn | On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River.
The Old Ways: A Journey On Foot by Robert Macfarlane
The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari by Paul Theroux