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Man overboard [CD sound recording] : an Ali Reynolds novel

New Books on CD - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:43
by Jance, Judith A.,
Publisher Audioworks, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, [2017]
9 audio discs (approximately 10 hrs., 30 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD M JAN
Summary "Cybersecurity expert Roger McGeary finally has his life back on track after years of struggling with depression. But when he falls from the balcony of his suite on an all-expenses-paid cruise, the police quickly dismiss it as "death by misadventure," a vague phrase leaving much to interpretation. Unsatisfied, Roger's tough-as-nails aunt, Julia Miller, is determined to find answers and closure. By contacting Roger's childhood friend Stuart Ramey to help her solve the mystery of his fate, Julia unwittingly sets up a collision course with a serial killer. Stuart, his sidekick Cami Lee, and journalist turned amateur sleuth Ali Reynolds put the full resources of cutting edge online security firm High Noon Enterprises into learning the truth about Roger's death. With Cami on the high seas investigating the ship from which Roger disappeared, Stuart stays tied to his computer, locked in a battle of wits and technology against an unusually twisted adversary. Aided by Frigg, an artificial intelligence companion of his own creation, the killer targets victims who have lost parents to suicide and attempts to drive them to the same tragic end. When the heartless killer and his cyber accomplice set their sights on Stuart, High Noon must race against time to save him and countless others"--

Hidden figures [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:39
by Melfi, Theodore,
Publisher Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (approximately 127 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA HID
Summary As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.

Lion [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:39
by Davis, Garth (Director),
Publisher Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (approximately 118 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA LIO
Summary Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of kilometers across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

Walking with the enemy [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:39
by Schmidt, Mark,
Publisher 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number ACTION WAL
Summary Based on a true story, it is an unforgettable film of love, courage and sacrifice. During the final months of World War II in Hungary, a young man sets out to find his displaced family by using a stolen Nazi uniform to pose as an officer. On a journey filled with suspense and danger, he undertakes extraordinary measures to save his family and thousands of lives from the enemy.

Black Panther Book 4: Avengers of the New World Part 1.

New YA Graphic Novels and Manga - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:52
by Coates, Ta-Nehisi,
Publisher Marvel Comics [2017] ©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Call Number GN YA F BLA
Summary Where next for the Black Panther? Long ago - before Black Panthers, before Wakanda, before time itself - there were only the Orishas! The pantheon of gods and goddesses from which the world as we know it was manifested: Thoth. Pt ah. Mujaji. Kokou. And Bast, the Panther Goddess. But now, when Wakanda faces turmoil they are silent. Where have all the gods of Wakanda gone? T'Challa means to find out...


New YA Graphic Novels and Manga - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:52
by Rucka, Greg,
Publisher DC Comics, [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Call Number GN YA F WON
Summary "Princess Diana--Wonder Woman--is a hero to the world. But there are those who see her very differently. And one of those, Veronica Cale, the leader of the all-powerful Godwatch, will stop at nothing to use Diana to get what she wants: revenge on the gods themselves! As the story unfolds from year to year, bridging the gap between the YEAR ONE story to present day, Wonder Woman faces off against not just scheming Cale, but also the powerful witch Circe and her own former friend Barbara Ann Minerva, now known as the Cheetah!"--

UQ holder! Vol. 12

New YA Graphic Novels and Manga - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:52
by Akamatsu, Ken.
Publisher Kodansha Comics, an imprint of Kodansha USA Publishing, Ltd., [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Call Number GN J F AKA

Your name. 02

New YA Graphic Novels and Manga - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:52
by Shinkai, Makoto,
Publisher Yen Press, [2017] ©2017
152 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Call Number GN YA F SHI
Summary "Fates intentions are never clear... After months of swapping bodies with Mitsuha, Taki remains suddenly fixed in his own. Unable to shake the lingering impressions of a remote town he's never been to and a girl he's never seen, Taki sets off to find Mitsuha's village in the mountains. With only a few landscape sketched drawn from memory to guide his search, Taki's goal seems impossible. However, his journey leads him to a reality more impossible than anything he could have imagined..."--Page [4] of cover.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (DVD) [videorecording].

New Feature Film DVDs - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:52
by Dehaan, Dane
Publisher Europacorp, 2017.
Widescreen ed.
1 videodisc (ca. 137 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number SCI-FI VAL
Summary In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha. A mystery is at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the city. "An expansive, expensive adventure whose creativity outweights its more uneven elements."--Variety "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is a movie for science fiction fans who wish every minute of Star Wars was the cantina scene."--San Francisco Chronicle "Valerian is at times so mind-meltingly beautiful and strange that I'm still not sure I didn't just dream it all."--Village Voice

White Christmas blue [sound recording]

New Music - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:52
by Lynn, Loretta.
Publisher Legacy Recordings, [2016]
1 audio disc (34 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD CHR LYN

Franklin D. Roosevelt : a political life

New Biographies - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:52
by Dallek, Robert,
Publisher Viking, [2017]
x, 692 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Call Number 973.917 DAL
Summary "A one-volume biography of Roosevelt by the #1 New York Times bestselling biographer of JFK, focusing on his career as an incomparable politician, uniter, and dealmaker. In an era of such great national divisiveness, there could be no more timely biography of one of our greatest presidents than one that focuses on his unparalleled political ability as a uniter and consensus-maker. While Robert Dallek's Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life will take a fresh look at the many compelling questions that have attracted all his biographers--how did a man who came from so privileged a background become the greatest presidential champion of the country's needy? How did someone who never won recognition for his intellect foster revolutionary changes in the country's economic and social institutions? How did Roosevelt work such a profound change in the country's foreign relations?--the focus of his book is on Roosevelt as a man dedicated to public affairs, a master politician who skillfully and cannily used the presidency to advance a remarkable national agenda"--Provided by publisher.

Prairie fires : the American dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

New Biographies - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:52
by Fraser, Caroline,
Publisher Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2017.
First edition.
xii, 625 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Call Number B WILDER
Summary A comprehensive historical portrait of Laura Ingalls Wilder draws on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries and official records to fill in the gaps in Wilder's official story, sharing details about her pioneer experiences.

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New Nonfiction - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:52
by Butler, Tom.
Publisher SitePoint Pty, Limited 2016.
400 p.
Call Number XX(1617893.5)

The Beatles book

New Nonfiction - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:52
by Davies, Hunter, 1936-
Publisher Ebury Press, 2016. ©2016
682 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Call Number 782.42166 BEA
Summary "Hunter Davies, the only ever authorised biographer of the group, brings together three eminent Beatles experts to compile this must-have guide. Divided into four sections--'People,' 'Songs,' 'Places,' and 'Broadcast and cinema'--The Beatles Book covers every element of the band's history and the influences that shaped them"--Back cover.


New Adult Fiction - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:51
by Cantrell, Julie, 1973-
Publisher Thomas Nelson, [2017] ©2017
355 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F CAN
Summary " When two estranged sisters reunite for their parents' 50th anniversary, a family tragedy brings unexpected lessons of hope and healing amid the flowers of their mother's perennial garden. Eva--known to all as Lovey--grew up in Oxford, MS, surrounded by literary history and her mother's stunning perennial gardens. But a garden shed fire and the burns suffered by one of her best friends seemed to change everything. Her older sister Bitsy blamed her for the fire--and no one spoke up on her behalf. Bitsy the cheerleader, Bitsy the homecoming queen, Bitsy married to a wealthy investor. And all the while, Lovey is blamed for everything that goes wrong. At eighteen, Lovey turns down a marriage proposal, flees from Oxford and the expectations of attending Ole Miss, and instead goes to Arizona--the farthest thing from the South she can imagine. She becomes a successful advertising executive, a weekend yoga instructor, and seems to have it all together. But she's alone. And on her 45th birthday, she can't help but wonder what's wrong. When she gets a call from her father--still known to everyone as Chief from his Ole Miss football days--insisting that she come home three weeks early for her parents' 50th wedding anniversary celebration, she's at wits end. She's about to close the biggest contract of her career, the one that will secure her financial goals and set her up for retirement. But his words, "Family First," hit too close to home. Is there hope for her estranged relationship with Bitsy after all this time? Eva's journey home, to the memory garden her father has planned as an anniversary surprise for her mother, becomes one of discovering roots, and truth, and love, and what living perennially in spite of disappointments and tragedy really means. Eva thought she wanted to leave her family and the South far behind. but she's realizing she hasn't truly been herself the whole time she's been gone"--

The library at the edge of the world : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:51
by Hayes-McCoy, Felicity,
Publisher Harper Perennial, [2017] ©2017
First U.S. edition.
340, 16 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F HAY
Summary As she drives her mobile library van between villages of Ireland's West Coast, Hanna Casey tries not to think about a lot of things. Like the sophisticated lifestyle she abandoned after finding her English barrister husband in bed with another woman. Or that she's back in Lissbeg, the rural Irish town she walked away from in her teens, living in the back bedroom of her overbearing mother's retirement bungalow. Or, worse yet, her nagging fear that, as the local librarian and a prominent figure in the community, her failed marriage and ignominious return have made her a focus of gossip. With her teenage daughter, Jazz, off traveling the world and her relationship with her own mother growing increasingly tense, Hanna is determined to reclaim her independence by restoring a derelict cottage left to her by her great-aunt. But when the threatened closure of the Lissbeg Library puts her personal plans in jeopardy, Hanna finds herself leading a battle to restore the heart and soul of the Finfarran Peninsula's fragmented community. And she's about to discover that the neighbors she'd always kept at a distance have come to mean more to her than she ever could have imagined.

After the end of the world

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:51
by Howard, Jonathan L.,
Publisher Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2017.
First edition.
viii, 358 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F HOW
Summary In an alternate universe where Nazi Germany is the dominant superpower, Daniel Carter begins working for a German secret security service to uncover a conspiracy behind a major scientific project.

Abracadabra : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:51
by Kranes, David,
Publisher University of Nevada Press, [2018]
241 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F KRA

Poison : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:51
by Niederhoffer, Galt,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2017.
First edition.
292 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F NIE
Summary "Cass and Ryan Connor have achieved family nirvana. With three kids between them, a cat and a yard, a home they built and feathered, they seem to have the Modern Family dream. Their family, including Cass' two children from previous relationships, has recently moved to Seattle--a new start for their new lives. Cass and Ryan have stable, successful careers, and they are happy. But trouble begins almost imperceptibly. First with small omissions and white lies that happen daily in any marital bedroom. They seem insignificant, but they are quickly followed by a series of denials and feints that mushroom and then cyclone in menace. With life-or-death stakes and irreversible consequences, Poison is a chilling and irresistible reminder that the closest bond designed to protect and provide for each other and for children can change in a minute"--

Debriefing : collected stories

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:51
by Sontag, Susan, 1933-2004.
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
First edition.
viii, 320 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F SON
Summary A collection of short fiction from the groundbreaking essayist, novelist, and political activist includes allegories and parables as she wrestles with topics that made up her private sorrows and fears. "Susan Sontag was one of our foremost public intellectuals, a world-renowned essayist, playwright, novelist, activist, and director. Her name is surpassed only by her immense and invaluable body of work. Debriefing collects all of Sontag's shorter fiction, a form she turned to intermittently throughout her writing life. The book's contents range from allegory to parable to autobiography, and show her wrestling with problems not typical of the essay, her more customary mode. Here she catches fragments of life on the fly, dramatizes her private griefs and fears, lets characters take her where they will. The result is a collection of remarkable brilliance, versatility, and charm. Sontag's work has typically required time for people to catch up to it. These challenging Works of literary art--made more urgent by the passage of years-await a new generation of readers. Debriefing is an invaluable record of the creative output of one of the most inquisitive and analytical thinkers of the twentieth century at the height of her power."--Dust jacket flap.