General interest materials on the First Floor.
- RoninGet This Now!
"In this tale of a legendary warrior, the Ronin, a dishonored, masterless 13th Century samurai, is mystically given a second chance to avenge his master's death. But this time…more
- Mythical me: finding freedom from constant comparisonGet This Now!
"Do you ever find yourself stuck in the comparison trap? Speaker and author Richella Parham knows what this feels like, often finding herself admiring one person's achievement…more
- Rebel talent: why it pays to break the rules at work and in lifeGet This Now!
A behavioral scientist explores why "rebels" with unconventional outlooks who break the rules find the greatest success, discussing how they drive innovation and reinvention b…more
- Paper girlsGet This Now!
"In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and supernatural mysteries …more
- The best American science fiction and fantasy 2019Get This Now!
"This omnivorous selection of stories chosen by series editor John Joseph Adams and World Fantasy Award finalist Carmen Maria Machado is a display of the most boundary-pushing…more
- Songs of America: patriotism, protest, and the music that made a nationGet This Now!
From "The Star-Spangled Banner" to "Born in the U.S.A.," Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw take readers on a journey through eras in American history and the songs and performers tha…more
- To hell with the hustle: reclaiming your life in an overworked, overspent, and overconnected worldGet This Now!
"In a society where hustle is the expectation, busyness is the norm and information is king, we have forgotten the fundamentals that make us human, anchor our lives, and prov…more
- Invisible kingdomGet This Now!
- Christ in crisis: why we need to reclaim JesusGet This Now!
Writing in response to our current "constitutional crisis," New York Times bestselling author and Christian activist Jim Wallis urges America to return to the tenets of Jesus …more
- Couples that work: how dual-career couples can thrive in love and workGet This Now!
"Finding fulfillment in both love and work isn't easy--but it's possible. The majority of couples today are two-career couples. As anyone who's part of such a relationship kno…more
- The poet X: a novelGet This Now!
Novel-in-verse by an award-winning slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo, about Afro-Latina Xiomara Batista who turns to journalling poetry.
- You are what you read: why changing your media diet can change the worldGet This Now!
Do you ever feel overwhelmed and powerless after watching the news? Does it make you feel sad about the world, without much hope for its future? Take a breath - the world is n…more