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Gibson, William, 1948- author.
2020

Verity Jane, gifted app-whisperer, is hired to beta test a mysterious new product. She finds her life endangered by her relationship with her surprisingly street-smart and combat-savvy digital assistant. A century ahead, in a different timeline entirely, Wilf Netherton, can look into alternate pasts and nudge their ultimate directions. Verity and Eunice have become her current project.

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American dirt : a novel

American dirt : a novel

Cummins, Jeanine, author
2020

También de este lado hay sueños. Lydia Quixano Perez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly comfortable. Even though she knows they'll never sell, Lydia stocks some of her all-time favorite books in her store. And then one day a man enters the shop to browse and comes up to the register with four books he would like to buy-two of them her favorites. Javier is erudite. He is charming. And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the jefe of the newest drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city. When Lydia's husband's tell-all profile of Javier is published, none of their lives will ever be the same. Forced to flee, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca soon find themselves miles and worlds away from their comfortable middle-class existence. Instantly transformed into migrants, Lydia and Luca ride la bestia-trains that make their way north toward the United States, which is the only place Javier's reach doesn't extend. As they join the countless people trying to reach el norte, Lydia soon sees that everyone is running from something. But what exactly are they running to?

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Amphibian : a novel

Amphibian : a novel

Gunn, Carla, 1967-
2009


Apollo 11

Apollo 11

2019

From director Todd Douglas Miller comes a cinematic event 50 years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, the film takes viewers straight to the heart of NASA's most celebrated mission, the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names.

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Autonomy

Autonomy

2020

Malcolm Gladwell leads a documentary about self-driving vehicles, asking: what is control and what happens when it is relinquished to machines?

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The Bad Guys in the baddest day ever

The Bad Guys in the baddest day ever

Blabey, Aaron, author, illustrator.
2020

"All hail Crown Prince Marmalade! Surrender to his evil magnificence! Kneel before his butt-handed glory! Or... like... DON'T! The Bad Guys and even Badder Girls might have been knocked down, but does that mean they'll stay down? No way, chicos! Pull on your party pants -- it's the ultimate battle between Bad and BAAAAAAD!"

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The cool bean

The cool bean

John, Jory, author
2019

"Everyone knows the cool beans. They're sooooo cool. And then there's the uncool has-bean . . . Always on the sidelines, one bean unsuccessfully tries everything he can to fit in with the crowd--until one day the cool beans show him how it's done.

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Country strong

Country strong

Miller, Linda Lael, author
2020

Cord Hollister is a true cowboy at heart, he thrives on the stability of ranch life. But when a girl arrives in Painted Pony Creek with a shocking secret, Cord's orderly life is upended. Shallie Fletcher left heartbreak where it belongs, in the past. But when an opportunity arises to partner with a therapeutic riding program for kids, Shallie can't resist seeking out Cord for lessons. Back in school, he was the crush she couldn't forget, seeing him now fills her with hope. Could the one who got away be the one who stays?

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Cryptocurrency mining for dummies

Cryptocurrency mining for dummies

Kent, Peter, 1957- author
2019

Find out the essentials of cryptocurrency mining. The cryptocurrency phenomenon has sparked a new opportunity mine for virtual gold, kind of like the prospectors of a couple centuries back. This time around, you need some tech know-how to get into the cryptocurrency mining game. This book shares the insight of two cryptocurrency insiders as they break down the necessary hardware, software, and strategies to mine Bitcoin, Ethereum, Monero, LiteCoin, and Dash. They also provide insight on how to stay ahead of the curve to maximize your return on investment. Get the tech tools and know-how to start mining. Pick the best cryptocurrency to return your investment. Apply a sound strategy to stay ahead of the game. Find cryptocurrency value at the source. From the basics of cryptocurrency and blockchain to selecting the best currency to mine, this easy-to-access book makes it easy to get started today!

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Diamond & dawn

Diamond & dawn

Selene, Lyra.
2019

Mirage has returned to Coeur d'Or, triumphant in battle, and ready to claim her rightful place as the Amber Empress, and resume her tentative romance with Sunder; but the city's people are afraid and not welcoming, somebody is trying to assassinate her, the previous empress, Severine, is in a coma and not as dead as Mirage would wish, and a distant cousin Gavin d'Ars has turned up with a rival claim to the throne--and in the turmoil all her alliances are beginning to fall apart.

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Dinosaurs -- the grand tour : everything worth knowing about dinosaurs from Aardonyx to Zuniceratops

Dinosaurs -- the grand tour : everything worth knowing about dinosaurs from Aardonyx to Zuniceratops

Pim, Keiron.
2019

"A compendium of more than 300 dinosaurs, their key anatomy, geology, and history at a glance."-- Provided by publisher.

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Foresight

Foresight

Hamilton, Ian, 1946- author
2020

1980: A pivotal year in modern Chinese history as Premier Deng Xiaoping begins what he intends to be the transformation of China into an economic superpower. The most visible evidence of Deng's policy is the creation of Special Economic Zones, and one has been set up in Shenzhen, next door to Hong Kong and on Fanling's doorstep. Among Triad leaders, Uncle is the only one who recognizes that Deng's intentions could have profound repercussions on their organizations. To protect his gang and their interests, he acts to not only minimize the negative impact, but to turn events to his advantage.

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General Magic

General Magic

2019

From the first smartphones to social media, eBay to emojis, the ideas that dominate lives were born at a 1989 tech startup never heard of. It is a tale of how a great vision and an epic failure changed the world.

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Had it coming : what's fair in the age of #MeToo

Had it coming : what's fair in the age of #MeToo

Doolittle, Robyn, author
2019

For nearly two years, Globe and Mail reporter Robyn Doolittle investigated how Canadian police handle sexual assault cases. Doolittle brings a personal voice to what has been a turning point for most women: the #MeToo movement and its aftermath. Doolittle looks beyond specific cases to the big picture. The issue of "consent." This is not a diatribe or manifesto, but a nuanced and informed look at how attitudes around sexual behaviour have changed and still need to change.

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Highway of Tears : a true story of racism, indifference and the pursuit of justice for missing and murdered indigenous women and girls

Highway of Tears : a true story of racism, indifference and the pursuit of justice for missing and murdered indigenous women and girls

McDiarmid, Jessica, author
2019

For decades, women and girls - overwhelmingly from Indigenous backgrounds - have gone missing or been found murdered along an isolated stretch of highway in northwestern B.C. The highway is called the Highway of Tears by locals. Journalist Jessica McDiarmid offers an intimate, firsthand look at the communities along Highway 16 and the families of the victims, as well as examine the historically fraught social and cultural tensions between settlers and Indigenous peoples that underlie life in the region.

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Komi can't communicate. Volume 4

Komi can't communicate. Volume 4

Oda, Tomohito, 1991- author, artist
2019

Socially anxious high school student Shoko Komi's greatest dream is to make some friends, but everyone at school mistakes her crippling social anxiety for cool reserve. With the whole student body keeping its distance and Komi unable to utter a single word, friendship might be forever beyond her reach.

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A long petal of the sea

A long petal of the sea

Allende, Isabel, author
2020

In the late 1930s, as civil war grips Spain, thousands are forced to flee. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow who finds her life intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau. In order to survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them desires. As unlikely partners and starting over on a new continent, their trials are just beginning and over the course of their lives they will face trial after trial. But they will also find joy as they patiently await the day when they will be exiles no more.

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A madness of sunshine

A madness of sunshine

Singh, Nalini, 1977- author
2019


The Mitford scandal

The Mitford scandal

Fellowes, Jessica, author
2020


My life is murder

My life is murder

2020

A contemporary Australian detective drama about retired cop Alexa Crowe. With her old boss regularly asking for her insight on cold cases and a young police data-analyst eager to be mentored, whether Alexa wants to or not, Alexa can't seem to stop solving crime.

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Oculum

Oculum

Dowding, Philippa, 1963- author
2018

"A thirteen year old girl has lived her entire life in a domed city, unaware there is a world outside the walls--a world in which there are adult humans, and where a "mother" is a living being, and not a robot."-- Provided by publisher.

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A quick & easy guide to queer & trans identities

A quick & easy guide to queer & trans identities

G, Mady (Mady M. Giuliani), author
2019

A great starting point for anyone curious about queer and trans life, and helpful for those already on their own journeys! In this quick and easy guide to queer and trans identities, cartoonists Mady G and JR Zuckerberg guide you through the basics of the LGBT+ world! Covering essential topics like sexuality, gender identity, coming out, and navigating relationships, this guide explains the spectrum of human experience through informative comics, interviews, worksheets, and imaginative examples.

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