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February Books & DVDs
Just arrived: great reads & DVDs.  You can check availability and place holds on items you want at our  online library catalog
New Books

Featured fiction:

by Frances Itani

Here be dragons. There are the stories we tell our friends, the versions we tell our partners and, most important, the stories we tell ourselves in order to keep on living.


The act of telling is central to Frances Itani's gravely beautiful new novel, the sequel to her 2003 book "Deafening." Read the rest of the New York Times Book Review here.


There's Something I Want You to Do, Charles Baxter

See How Small, Scott Blackwood

Sweetland, Michael Crummey

The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah

The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins

Funny Girl, Nick Hornby

Black River, S. M. Hulse

*Tell, Frances Itani

The Magician's Lie, Greer Macallister

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher, Hilary Mantel

Amherst, William Nicholson

West of Sunset, Stewart O'Nan

Dept. of Speculation, Jenny Offill

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth, Chris Scotton

Family Life, Akhil Sharma

The Marriage Game, Alison Weir



A Cold Morning in Maine, Terry Boone

The Unquiet Dead, Ausma Zehanat Khan


Science Fiction        

Karen Memory, Elizabeth  Bear

Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie

The Just City, Jo Walton

Featured non-fiction: 


by  H�ctor Tobar

Disaster stories compel us because we can experience at a safe distance ordeals that test humans to their limits. Veteran journalist and novelist H�ctor Tobar's masterful re-creation of the 2010 San Jos� Mine collapse shows 33 ordinary men challenged to pull together as dire circumstances and diverse personalities pull them apart. Read the rest of the Boston Globe review here.


How the Body Knows Its Mind, Sian Beilock

The Radical King, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Four Fields, Tim Dee

The Summit, Edmund Conway

America's Bitter Pill, Steven Brill

*Deep Down Dark, H�ctor Tobar

Thieves of State, Sarah Chayes

Ghettoside, Jill Leovy

What if?, Randall Munroe

The Man Who Couldn't Stop, David Adam

Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden, Jessica Walliser

The Woodchuck Returns to Gardening, Ron Krupp

Chunky Knits, Ashley Little

The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs, Greil Marcus

All Roads Go Where They Will, Phyllis B. Katz

The King's Grave, Philippa Langley

Gateway to Freedom, Eric Foner

Lincoln and the Power of the Press, Harold Holzer



Leaving Before the Rains Come, Alexandra Fuller

Screening Room, Alan P. Lightman

Michelangelo, Miles Unger

New DVDs

Featured DVDs: 


Secrets of the Manor House

FDR: A Presidency Revealed

The Americans - Season 2

Before Midnight


Brideshead Revisited

Community - Season 1


Criminal Minds - Season 1

*Downton Abbey - Season 5


Girls - Season 3

Gone Girl

*The Grand Budapest Hotel

Groundhog Day

Guardians of the Galaxy

A Mighty Heart

Olive Kitteridge

Star Trek Fan Collective


1st Wednesdays

The Evolution of Malcom X

Problem Solving in the Middle East and South Asia

The Rewards of Risk

Security vs Civil Liberties


1st Wednesdays is a program of the Vermont Humanities Council and is co-hosted by the Norwich Public Library and the Norwich Historical Society. Events are held at the Norwich Congregational Church; many are filmed by CATV and available to those who missed the live lecture. To learn more about 1st Wednesdays, click here.
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