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Curtain of death : a clandestine operations novel

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 23:25
by Griffin, W. E. B.,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2016]
467 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F GRI
Summary January 1946: Two WACs leave an officers' club in Munich, and four Soviet NKGB agents kidnap them at knifepoint in the parking lot and shove them in the back of an ambulance. That is the agents' first mistake, and their last. One of the WACs, a blond woman improbably named Claudette Colbert, works for the new Directorate of Central Intelligence, and three of the men end up dead and the fourth wounded. The "incident," however, will send shock waves rippling up and down the line and have major repercussions not only for her, but for her boss, James Cronley, Chief DCI-Europe, and for everybody involved in their still-evolving enterprise. For, though the Germans may have been defeated, Cronley and his company are on the front lines of an entirely different kind of war now. The enemy has changed, the rules have changed - and the stakes have never been higher.

The founder [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 20:25
by Hancock, John Lee,
Publisher Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (approximately 115 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA FOU
Summary Tells the true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers' speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.

3D game design with Unreal Engine 4 and Blender : combine the powerful UE4 with Blender to create visually appealing and comprehensive game environments

New Nonfiction - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 20:25
by Plowman, Justin.
Publisher Packt Pub., 2016.
ix, 234 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Call Number 006.696 UNR

The Whole30 cookbook : 150 delicious and totally compliant recipes to help you succeed with the Whole30 and beyond

New Nonfiction - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 20:25
by Hartwig, Melissa,
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
viii, 311 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Call Number 641.563 HAR
Summary "The groundbreaking Whole30 program has helped countless people transform their lives by bringing them better sleep, more energy, fewer cravings, weight loss, and new healthy habits that last a lifetime. In this cookbook, best-selling author and Whole30 co-creator Melissa Hartwig delivers over 150 all-new recipes to help readers prepare delicious, healthy meals during their Whole30 and beyond" --Publisher's description.

He's my only vampire. 9

New YA Graphic Novels and Manga - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 17:23
by Shouoto, Aya, 1977-
Publisher Yen Press, Hachette Book Group, 2016.
First Yen Press edition.
[132] pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
Call Number GN YA F SHO
Summary "At long last, Aki has regained his memory. However, he and Kana are faced with a painful truth-- all along, Kana has actually been Eriya's thrall! Amid the chaos, the final Stigma appears, and the bloodred ties that bind the players of the game tighten to a stranglehold!" --

The last Tudor [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 14:23
by Gregory, Philippa,
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.
15 audio discs (approx. 19 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F GRE
Summary "Seventeen-year-old Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days. Her father and his allies crowned her instead of the dead king's half-sister Mary Tudor, who quickly mustered an army, claimed her throne, and locked Jane in the Tower of London. When Jane refused to betray her Protestant faith, Mary sent her to the executioner's block, where Jane transformed her father's greedy power-grab into tragic martyrdom. "Learn you to die," was the advice Jane wrote to her younger sister Katherine, who has no intention of dying. She intends to enjoy her beauty and her youth and fall in love. But she is heir to the insecure and infertile Queen Mary and then to her sister Queen Elizabeth, who will never allow Katherine to marry and produce a Tudor son. When Katherine's pregnancy betrays her secret marriage she faces imprisonment in the Tower, only yards from her sister's scaffold. "Farewell, my sister," writes Katherine to the youngest Grey sister, Mary. A beautiful dwarf, disregarded by the court, Mary keeps family secrets, especially her own, while avoiding Elizabeth's suspicious glare. After seeing her sisters defy the queen, Mary is acutely aware of her own danger, but determined to command her own life. What will happen when the last Tudor defies her ruthless and unforgiving cousin Queen Elizabeth?"--

Miniature schnauzer

New Nonfiction - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 14:23
by Gagne, Tammy,
Publisher T.F.H. Publications, Inc., [2015]
143 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Call Number 636.755 GAG

Educated : a memoir

New Biographies - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 05:22
by Westover, Tara,
Publisher Random House, a imprint of and division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York, [2018] ©2018
First edition.
xv, 334 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number 270.092 WES
Summary "Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag." In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara's older brothers became violent. As a way out, Tara began to educate herself, learning enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University. Her quest for knowledge would transform her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far, if there was still a way home. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Tara Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education offers: the perspective to see one's life through new eyes, and the will to change it."--Provided by publisher.

The darkling bride : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 05:22
by Andersen, Laura,
Publisher Ballantine Books, [2018]
First edition.
354 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number XX(1663469.3)
Summary "In 1883, the Lady Jenny Gallagher, age 23, died suddenly at her home of Deeprath Castle, deep in the Irish countryside. Though her death was ruled an accident, the precise circumstances are unknown. In 1992, Cillian Gallagher and his beautiful wife Lily were found dead within the castle walls. A suicide/murder? Or two murders? In 2015, Carragh Ryan is offered the job of taking an inventory of the vast library at Deeprath Castle. A great lover of books, Carragh can't resist the opportunity to gain access to the historic collection. But what she finds at the castle--and in its enigmatic heir, Aidan Gallagher--leads Carragh ever deeper into the heart of an ancient and sinister family secret."--


New Adult Fiction - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 05:22
by Creech, Sharon,
Publisher Joanna Cotler Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
First edition.
278 pages ; 20 cm
Call Number J F CRE
Summary Follows the efforts of twelve-year-old Reena, who has recently moved to rural Maine, to adjust to a new environment while unexpectedly bonding with an ornery cow.

This is how it ends

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 05:22
by Dolan, Eva,
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018.
310 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number M DOL
Summary This is how it begins. With a near-empty building, the inhabitants forced out of their homes by property developers. With two women: idealistic, impassioned blogger Ella and seasoned campaigner, Molly. With a body hidden in a lift shaft. But how will it end?

Feast days : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 05:22
by Mackenzie, Ian,
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
First edition.
227 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F MAC
Summary A young wife relocates with her financier husband to São Paulo, where she encounters crime, protests, refugees, gentrification, and the collision of art and commerce while confronting the crisis slowly building inside her own marriage.

Closer than you know : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 05:22
by Parks, Brad, 1974-
Publisher Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2018] ©2018
First edition.
402 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number M PAR
Summary Disaster, Melanie Barrick was once told, is always closer than you know. It was a lesson she learned the hard way growing up in the constant upheaval of foster care. But now that she's survived into adulthood-- with a loving husband, a steady job, and a beautiful baby boy named Alex-- she thought that turmoil was behind her. Until one Tuesday evening when she goes to pick up Alex from childcare only to discover he's been removed by Social Services. And no one will say why. It's a terrifying scenario for any parent, but doubly so for Melanie, who knows the unintended horrors of what everyone coldly calls "the system." Her nightmare mushrooms when she arrives home to learn her house has been raided by sheriff's deputies, who have found enough cocaine to send Melanie to prison for years. The evidence against her is overwhelming, and if Melanie can't prove her innocence, she'll lose Alex forever. Meanwhile, assistant commonwealth's attorney Amy Kaye-- who has been assigned Melanie's case-- has her own troubles. She's been dogged by a cold case no one wants her to pursue: a serial rapist who has avoided detection by wearing a mask and whispering his commands. Over the years, he has victimized dozens of women. Including Melanie. Yet now her attacker might be the key to her salvation ... or her undoing.

Lacking character : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 05:22
by White, Curtis, 1951-
Publisher Melville House, [2018]
196 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F WHI
Summary "When a masked man arrives in N--, Illinois bearing a letter and claiming its contents a matter of life or death, the small town--and the fabric of reality--will never be the same"--

The Lie Tree

New YA Books - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 02:22
by Hardinge, Frances,
Publisher Amulet Books, 2016.
377 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F HAR
Summary On an island off the south coast of Victorian England, fourteen-year-old Faith investigates the mysterious death of her father, who was involved in a scandal, and discovers a tree that feeds upon lies and gives those who eat its fruit visions of truth.

Golden boys

New YA Books - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 02:22
by Hartnett, Sonya,
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2016.
First U.S. edition.
238 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number YA F HAR
Summary Rex and Tabby Jenson and their sons, Colt and Bastian, arrive in Freya Kiley s Australian neighborhood with little fanfare, but their presence sends fissures throughout their modest community.

The magnificent seven [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 17:13
by Pizzolatto, Nic, 1975-
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (133 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number ACTION MAG
Summary The town of Rose Creek is under the deadly control of Bartholomew Bogue and the townspeople are desperate for protection. They find protection in seven outlaws. These seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.

Secrets of Cavendon [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Bradford, Barbara Taylor, 1933-
Publisher Macmillan Audio, [2017]
11 audio discs (13 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F BRA
Summary It's the summer of 1949, and things have run smoothly at Cavendon Hall for years, with very few quarrels, dramas, or upsets between the two families. But since the end of World War II, changes have arrived at Cavendon. A new generation is at the helm, and also at the forefront of new scandal and intrigue. With romance, betrayal, heartbreak, and possible murder threatening to tear them apart, the Inghams and Swanns will have to find a way to come together and protect each other in the face of threats they never could have predicted.

Past perfect [CD sound recording] : a novel

New Books on CD - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Steel, Danielle,
Publisher Recorded Books, [2017]
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F STE
Summary What's so perfect about the past for Sybil and Blake Gregory, a successful Manhattan couple with three children who land in San Francisco when Blake impulsively accepts the job of a lifetime as CEO of a start-up? The family moves into a grand, surprisingly affordable Pacific Heights mansion and soon meets the affable Butterfield family, who lived there a century ago. Of course the Butterfields are ghosts, and only the Gregorys can see them, but that doesn't keep the two families from leading a charmed life together.

Dark rooms

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Anolik, Lili
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
First edition.
323 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F ANO
Summary "Death sets the plot in motion: the murder of Nica Baker, beautiful, wild, enigmatic, and only sixteen. The crime is solved, and quickly--a lonely classmate, unrequited love, a suicide note confession--but memory and instinct won't allow Nica's older sister, Grace, to accept the case as closed. Dropping out of college and living at home, working at the moneyed and progressive private high school in Hartford, Connecticut, from which she recently graduated, Grace becomes increasingly obsessed with identifying and punishing the real killer"--