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Book Spotlights: Discover your next great read​

Browse some of the newest additions to the San Diego Public Library collection below. Discover new releases, watch book trailers, and more. Place holds for books and audiobooks, or borrow digital materials via cloudLibrary.


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The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

“A sprawling tale bursting with books-within-books and a multi-level underground fantasy space that’s basically a bibliophile paradise come to life.” —Entertainment Weekly

Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood.

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Fair Play by Eve Rodsky

 “A hands-on, real talk guide for navigating the hot-button issues that so many families struggle with.” ―Reese Witherspoon

Tired, stressed, and in need of more help from your partner? Imagine running your household (and life!) in a new way… It started with the Sh*t I Do List. Tired of being the “shefault” parent responsible for all aspects of her busy household, Eve Rodsky counted up all the unpaid, invisible work she was doing for her family — and then sent that list to her husband, asking for things to change. His response was… underwhelming. Rodsky realized that simply identifying the issue of unequal labor on the home front wasn’t enough: She needed a solution to this universal problem. Her sanity, identity, career, and marriage depended on it.


New releases

Bill Bryson takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body. As addictive as it is comprehensive, this is Bryson at his very best, a must-read owner’s manual for everybody.
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The Body
Bill Bryson
Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her—but was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life.
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The Water Dancer
Ta-Nehisi Coates
The perfect holiday gift for booklovers, set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond.
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The Giver of Stars
Jojo Moyes
He wants to remember. She needs to forget. . . . Memento meets Sharp Objects in a gripping psychological thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Something in the Water.
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Mr. Nobody
Catherine Steadman

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Waging a fierce competition for which they have trained since childhood, circus magicians Celia and Marco unexpectedly fall in love with each other and share a fantastical romance that manifests in fateful ways.
Night Circus
Erin Morgenstern
Taking as his territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us.
Short History of Nearly Everything
Bill Bryson
Coates provides readers a thrillingly illuminating new framework for understanding race: its history, our contemporary dilemma, and where we go from here
Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Taking a job as an assistant to extreme sports enthusiast Will, who is wheelchair bound after a motorcycle accident, Louisa struggles with her employer's acerbic moods and learns of his shocking plans before demonstrating to him that life is still worth living.
Me Before You
Jojo Moyes

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