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The way we die now : the view from medicine's front line

New Nonfiction - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 19:16
by O'Mahony, Seamus,
Publisher Thomas Dunne Books, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
xii, 292 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number 306.9 OMA
Summary "We have lost the ability to deal with death. Most of the dying spend their last days in general hospitals and nursing homes, in the care of strangers. They may not even know they are dying, victims of the kindly lie that there is still hope. They are often robbed of their dignity after a long series of excessive and hopeless medical interventions. This is the starting point of Seamus O'Mahony's book on the Western way of death. Dying has never been more exposed, with public figures writing detailed memoirs of their illnesses, but in private we have done our best to banish all thought of death. Dying has become medicalized and sanitized, but doctors cannot prescribe a 'good death.' [This book] asks us to consider how we have gotten to this age of spiritual poverty and argues that giving up our fantasies of control over death can help restore its significance"--Jacket.


New Adult Fiction - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 19:15
by Abbott, Jeff,
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2017.
First edition.
377 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number M ABB
Summary "Two years ago, Jane Norton crashed her car on a lonely road, killing her friend David and leaving her with amnesia. At first, everyone was sympathetic. Then they found Jane's note: I wish we were dead together. From that day the town turned against her. But even now Jane is filled with questions: Why were they on that road? Why was she with David? Did she really want to die? Most of all, she must find out who has just written her an anonymous message: I know what really happened. I know what you don't remember.."--

The fallen

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 19:15
by Atkins, Ace,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
358 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Call Number M ATK
Summary "Mississippi sheriff Quinn Colson had to admit he admired the bank robbers. A new bank was hit almost every week, and the robbers rushed in and out with such skill and precision it reminded him of raids he'd led back in Afghanistan and Iraq when he was an army ranger. In fact, it reminded him so much of the techniques in the Ranger Handbook that he couldn't help wondering if the outlaws were former Rangers themselves. And that was definitely going to be a problem. If he stood any chance of catching them, he was going to need the help of old allies, new enemies, and a lot of luck. The enemies he had plenty of. It was the allies and the luck that were going to be in woefully short supply"--

The late show

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 19:15
by Connelly, Michael, 1956-
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
405, 31 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number M CON
Summary "Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night she catches two cases she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn. Against orders and her own partner's wishes, she works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night. As the cases entwine they pull her closer to her own demons and the reason she won't give up her job no matter what the department throws at her"--

The body in the clouds : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 19:15
by Hay, Ashley,
Publisher Washington Square Press/Atria, 2017.
First Washington Square Press/Atria paperback edition.
308 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F HAY
Summary "Imagine you looked up at just the right moment and saw something completely unexpected. What if it was something so marvelous that it transformed time and space forever? The Body in the Clouds tells the story of one such extraordinary moment--a man falling from the sky, and surviving--and of the three men who see it, in different ways and at different times, as they stand on the same piece of land. An astronomer in the 1700s, a bridge worker in the 1930s, and an expatriate banker returning home in the early twenty-first century: all three are transformed by this one magical event. And all three are struggling to understand what the meaning of "home" is, and how to recognize it once you're there."--

The dark dark : stories

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 19:15
by Hunt, Samantha,
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
First edition.
241 pages ; 19 cm
Call Number F HUN
Summary "This is the first collection of stories from a widely acclaimed novelist writing in the realm of the literary fantastical. They urge an understanding of youth and mortality, ghosts, ghost towns, doubling and loss, with the hope that we can know one another more deeply or at least stand side by side to observe the mystery of the world"--

Nights of the living dead : an anthology

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 19:15
by Maberry, Jonathan,
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin, 2017.
First edition.
xxvii, 368 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F NIG
Summary "In 1968 the world experienced a brand new kind of terror with the debut of George A. Romero's landmark movie Night of the Living Dead. The newly dead rose to attack the living. Not as vampires or werewolves. This was something new...and terrifying. Since then, zombies have invaded every aspect of popular culture. But it all started on that dreadful night in a remote farmhouse... Nights of the Living Dead returns to that night, to the outbreak, to where it all began. New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry teams with the godfather of the living dead himself, George A. Romero to present a collection of all new tales set during the 48 hours of that legendary outbreak. Nights of the Living Dead includes stories by some of today's most important writers: Brian Keene, Carrie Ryan, Chuck Wendig, Craig Engler, David J. Schow, David Wellington, Issac Marion, Jay Bonansinga, Joe R. Lansdale, John Russo, John Skipp, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Max Brallier, Mike Carey, Mira Grant, Neal Shusterman & Brandon Shusterman, and Ryan Brown. Plus original stories by Romero and Maberry! For fans of The Walking Dead, World War Z, and anyone who loves scary stories. Take a bite out of this!"--

Beautiful animals : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 19:15
by Osborne, Lawrence, 1958-
Publisher Hogarth, [2017]
First edition.
287 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F OSB
Summary "On a summer break on the Greek island of Hydra, two girls make a startling discovery: a young Arab man washed up on shore, a migrant from Syria and a casualty of the crisis raging across the sea. When a simple plan to help the stranger goes horrifically wrong, all must face the consequences they have set in motion"--

Collared : an Andy Carpenter mystery

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 19:15
by Rosenfelt, David,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
324 pages ; 25 cm.
Call Number M ROS
Summary "Lawyer Andy Carpenter's true passion is the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization he runs with his friend Willie Miller. All kinds of dogs make their way to the foundation, and it isn't that surprising to find a dog abandoned at the shelter one morning, though it was accompanied by a mysterious anonymous note. But they are quite surprised when they scan the dog's embedded chip, and discover that they know this dog. He is the "DNA dog." Two and a half years ago, Jill Hickman was a single mother of an adopted baby. Her baby and dog were kidnapped in broad daylight in Eastside Park, and they haven't been seen since. A tip came in that ID'd a former boyfriend of Hickman's, Keith Wachtel, as the kidnapper. A search of his house showed no sign of the child but did uncover more incriminating evidence, and the clincher that generated Wachtel's arrest was some dog hair, notable since Wachtel did not have a dog. DNA tests showed conclusively that the hair belonged to Hickman's dog. Wachtel was convicted of kidnapping, but the dog and baby were never found. Now, with the reappearance of the dog, the case is brought back to light, and the search for the child renewed. Goaded by his wife's desire to help a friend and fellow mother and Andy's desire to make sure the real kidnapper is in jail, Andy and his team enter the case. But what they start to uncover is far more complicated and dangerous than they ever expected"--

Things to do when you're goth in the country & other stories

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 19:15
by Woods, Chavisa,
Publisher Seven Stories Press, 2017.
221 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F WOO
Summary "Capturing the lyricism of lives without a future in southern Illinois, southern Indiana, and New York City, Things to Do When You're Goth in the Countryintroduces us to Chavisa Woods's people. They are smart and poor, lost and hoping not to be found, and of high hopes but few if any expectations--inhabitants, mostly young, of a hidden country without a name that exists within America. The eight stories inThings to Do When You're Goth in the Countrybring the underbelly of America into vivid focus. The strange and unique characters in this collection include a "zombie" who secretly resides in a local cemetery; a queer teen goth who is facing ostracism from her small-town, evangelical church; a Brooklyn artist who learns more about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict than he ever wanted to; and the UFOs that trouble a group of friends in the rural Midwest. And the big sis who leaves New York City once a year to go home to see her "little little" and "big little" brothers and bear witness to the injuries from stripping copper wire from abandoned houses, and the smell of the meth lab in the woods nearby, and the sounds of the police scanner radio, and the early deaths that happen for a whole host of reasons"--

The devil's triangle [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 16:16
by Coulter, Catherine,
Publisher Brilliance Audio, [2017] ©2017
10 audio discs (12 hr., 28 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F COU
Summary Recently appointed Covert Eyes team heads Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine tackle a dangerous first case when an artifact is stolen from Istanbul and they receive a warning that a series of fatal Gobi sandstorms are actually manmade phenomena.

Gunslinger [sound recording]

New Music - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 10:16
by Brooks, Garth,
Publisher Pearl Records, [2016] ©2016
1 audio disc : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD C&W BRO

My Hero Academia. Vol. 10, All for one

New YA Graphic Novels and Manga - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 04:11
by Horikoshi, Kōhei, 1986-
Publisher VIZ Media, LLC, [2017]
Shonen Jump manga edition.
168 pages, 24 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Call Number GN YA F HOR
Summary After Bakugo is abducted by the League of Villans, there is an uproar and the Hero Academy's faculty works to reverse public opinion while the students of Class 1-A plot a rescue mission.


New YA Books - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 04:11
by Blackburne, Livia,
Publisher Hyperion, 2017.
First edition.
390 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F BLA
Summary "A healer and a warrior embark on a dangerous mission to fight against a brutal empire"--

Lee Brice [sound recording]

New Music - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 04:11
by Brice, Lee, 1980-
Publisher Curb, [2017]
1 audio disc : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD 781.642 BRI

11:11 reset / [sound recording]

New Music - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 04:11
by Cole, Keyshia,
Publisher Epic, [2017]
[Explicit version].
1 audio disc : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD POP COL

Dave Koz & friends 20th anniversary Christmas / [sound recording]

New Music - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 04:11
by Koz, Dave,
Publisher Concord Music Group, [2017] ℗2017
1 audio disc (45 min., 34 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD CHR KOZ
Summary In celebration of the twentieth year of the sold out Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour, this album features traditional Christmas fare, along with some contemporary tracks with David Benoit, Rick Braun, and Peter White.

Texoma Shore [sound recording]

New Music - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 04:11
by Shelton, Blake,
Publisher Warner Music Nashville, [2017] ©2017
1 audio disc : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD 781.642 SHE

Warmer in the winter [sound recording]

New Music - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 04:11
by Stirling, Lindsey, 1986-
Publisher Concord Records, [2017] ℗2017
1 audio disc (42:34) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD CHR STI

God : a human history / [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 04:11
by Aslan, Reza.
Publisher Penguin Random House Audio Publishing, [2017]
5 audio discs (5 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 211 ASL
Summary A fascinating account of humanity's struggle to make sense of the divine, and how the idea of god, from its prehistoric origins to its emergence as a single divine personality, continues to offer new ways of connecting people of different faiths today.