In Every Minute is a Day: A Doctor, An Emergency Room and a City Under Seige, Robert Meyer is a veteran ER doctor at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx at the beginning of the COVID pandemic. For his cousin and author, Dan Koeppel, Meyer records the gut-wrenching devastation the virus brings to his hospital ER, his co-workers, friends and himself. No part of his circle of colleagues, friends and family is untouched by the daily tragedy he witnesses at work. Despite feeling terrible grief, Meyer vows to show compassion and renew his purpose as an ER physician each and every day.

Adult; Nonfiction

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In The Rosey Project by Graeme Simsion, Don Tillman, a professor of genetics who wholeheartedly believes in science to figure out all things, wants to use a sixteen-page survey to find the perfect mate. He meets Rosie in a restaurant and immediately disqualifies her as a candidate for “The Wife Project.” Soon, Don is involved with Rosie in the search to find out the identity of her father using his genetics expertise. Don slowly realizes, love chose him and he might have no say after all. Delightfully humorous and heartwarming.

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Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver 
A world-famous and celebrated cave-diver, Jill Heinerth, delivers a harrowing account of the thrill and fear she feels while undertaking a career that is dangerous and unforgiving. She dives caves, icebergs, volcanoes and shipwrecks, oftentimes as the only woman on the team. Jill risks her life during every dive to explore and document all the fascinating things she sees and experiences. This book is complete with pictures that might make you feel a bit uneasy and a little claustrophobic.

Adult; Nonfiction

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Roadrunner (DVD)
This documentary is about the celebrity chef, Anthony Bourdain, who penned the bestseller Kitchen Confidential. A force of nature looking for understanding and fulfillment in this world, he stars in a cooking travel show that is originally meant to be about far away places and unique foods. It later becomes a story about a troubled soul and his desperate, sometimes manic attempts to find peace and solace.

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