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Crimes of the father : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 14:22
by Keneally, Thomas,
Publisher Atria Books, 2017. ©2016
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
x, 334 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F KEN
Summary From one of our greatest living writers, a bold and timely novel about sin cloaked in sacrament, shame that enforces silence, and the courage of one priest who dares to speak truth to power. Sent away from his native Australia to Canada due to his radical preaching against the Vietnam War, apartheid, and other hot button issues, Father Frank Docherty made for himself a satisfying career as a psychologist and monk. When he returns to Australia to lecture on the future of celibacy and the Catholic Church, he is unwittingly pulled into the lives of two people, a young man, via his suicide note, and an ex-nun, both of whom claim to have been sexually abused by a prominent monsignor. As a member of the commission investigating sex abuse within the Church, and as a man of character and conscience, Docherty decides he must confront each party involved and try to bring the matter to the attention of both the Church and the secular authorities. What follows will shake him to the core and call into question many of his own choices. This riveting, profoundly thoughtful novel is "the work of a richly experienced and compassionate writer [with] an understanding of a deeply wounded culture" (Sydney Morning Herald). It is an exploration of what it is to be a person of faith in the modern world, and of the courage it takes to face the truth about an institution you love.

The Nowhere Girls

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 14:22
by Reed, Amy Lynn
Publisher Simon Pulse, 2017.
First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.
404 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F REE
Summary "Three misfit girls come together to avenge the rape of a girl none of them knew and in the process start a movement that transforms the lives of everyone around them"--

Fairytale : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 14:22
by Steel, Danielle,
Publisher Delacorte Press, [2017]
First edition.
275 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F STE
Summary Camille Lammenais has grown up in the beauty of the Napa Valley, surrounded by acres of her family's vineyards. Her parents, Christophe and Joy, still deeply in love after two decades of marriage, have built a renowned winery and château modeled after Christophe's ancient family estate in his native Bordeaux. Camille has had a perfect childhood, safe in her parents' love. After graduating from Stanford, she returns to help manage Château Joy, her lifetime goal. But their fairytale ends suddenly with her mother's death from cancer. Six months after losing his wife, the devastated Christophe is easy prey for a mysterious, charming Frenchwoman visiting the valley. The Countess de Pantin is the essence of Parisian seductiveness and sophistication. Within weeks they are a clandestine couple, making love like teenagers, glowing with their secret. Camille, still grieving for her mother, is shocked by the news that her father intends to remarry. Then she begins to see past the alluring looks, designer clothes, and elegant manners of the countess, while her innocent father is trapped in her web. When tragedy strikes again, Camille is at her stepmother's mercy, and that of the two evil stepbrothers who appear. Camille needs to fight--first for her legacy, and then for her very life. But as she grapples with the plots being carried out against her, the countess's elderly, kind, clever mother becomes her only ally, and a childhood friend emerges as a prince worthy of any fairytale. A wonderful, beautifully told tale from America's favorite novelist, Fairytale is a captivating example of the truths that will always withstand even the darkest storms, and a reminder that sometimes fairytales do come true, and good prevails over evil in the end.

Bitter harvest [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:22
by Mendeluk, George, 1948-
Publisher Lionsgate, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (approximately 104 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA BIT
Summary Set against the explosive, war-torn backdrop of 1930s Ukraine, this action-filled epic follows a young artist as he battles famine, imprisonment, and torture to save his childhood love and free his country.

Get out [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:22
by Peele, Jordan, 1979-
Publisher Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number HORROR GET
Summary A young black man meets his white girlfriend's parents at their estate, only to find out that the situation is much more sinister than it appears.

Land of mine [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:22
by Zandvliet, Martin Pieter, 1971-
Publisher Sony Pictures Classics, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (approximately 101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN GER LAN
Summary In the aftermath of World War II, a group of surrendered German soldiers are ordered by Allied forces to remove their own landmines from the coast of Denmark.

Life [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:22
by Espinosa, Daniel, 1977-
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (approximately 104 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number SCI-FI LIF
Summary The six-member crew of the International Space Station is on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As the crew begins to conduct research, their methods end up having unintended consequences and the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.

Never stop designing spaces. : an emotional journey through ten places of Italian life.

New Nonfiction - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:22
by Lago, Daniele,
Publisher Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2017. ©2016
171 pages : color photographs ; 30 cm
Books
Call Number 728.37 LAG
Summary "Never Stop Designing Spaces. An Emotional Journey through Ten Places of Italian Life is a visual and textual exploration celebrating the excellence of the Italian way of life, a highly imaginative "tour" through a series of interiors from different time periods and contexts. The spaces were designed in empathy with the cities imagined as their setting, with interiors and exteriors engaging in an extraordinary dialogue." --

Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie [sound recording].

New Music - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 08:22
by Buckingham, Lindsey,
Publisher Rhino Records, [2017]
1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD POP BUC

Witness [sound recording]

New Music - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 08:22
by Perry, Katy,
Publisher Capitol Records, [2017] ℗2017 ©2017
[Explicit version]
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD POP PER

Dangerous minds [CD sound recording] : a Knight and Moon novel

New Books on CD - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 08:22
by Evanovich, Janet
Publisher Random House Audio ; Books on Tape, [2017]
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (7 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD M EVA
Summary "Riley Moon is a financial analyst and Emerson Knight is an eccentric billionaire's son. Together, this perfectly mismatched crime-fighting duo are looking to take down big league crime in the second mystery by author Janet Evanovich"--

Love story [CD sound recording] : a novel

New Books on CD - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 08:22
by Kingsbury, Karen,
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017. ©2017
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F KIN
Summary "Decades ago, John and Elizabeth Baxter lived a love story that is still playing out in the lives of their adult children and grandchildren. But few of them know the exact details of that story or the heartbreak that brought the two together. Now in high school, Ashley Baxter Blake's oldest son, Cole, must write a family history paper for a freshman English class. He decides to interview his grandfather about that long ago love story. John is hesitant, not sure if he can take the sorrow of reliving his love story with Elizabeth--especially now that he is remarried. But he agrees and allows his heart to go places it hasn't gone in decades. At the same time, Baxter family friend Cody Coleman is working through the breakup of his complicated relationship with Andi Ellison. He is determined to move on when a chance sighting changes his plans--and heart. Can Cody convince Andi to give their love another try or is it time for them to say goodbye, for good? As school ends, Cole presents his report on the love story between his grandparents John and Elizabeth Baxter. It is a tale that touches the hearts of the entire family, and one that causes Cole to better understand his own beginning. Whether you're meeting the Baxter family for the first time or finding them all over again, Love Story will stir your heart and remind you of the generational impact of love and the eternal bond of family"--

Tyler Perry's Boo 2! [DVD videorecording] : a Madea Halloween

New Feature Film DVDs - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 05:22
by Perry, Tyler,
Publisher Lionsgate Entertainment, [2018]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (approximately 100 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number COMEDY MAD 2
Summary Madea, Bam, and Hattie venture to a haunted campground and the group must run for their lives when monsters, goblins, and the boogeyman are unleashed.

Olaf's frozen adventure [sound recording] : original soundtrack.

New Music - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 05:22
by Bell, Kristen, 1980-
Publisher Walt Disney Records, [2017]
1 audio disc (26:05) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD SOU OLA

Cross the line [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 05:22
by Patterson, James, 1947-
Publisher Hachette Audio, 2016.
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (510 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F PAT
Summary After shots pierce the tranquil nighttime calm of Rock Creek Park, a man is dead. What looks at first like road rage might be something much more sinister. But Alex has only just begun asking questions when he's called across town to investigate a new murder, one that hits close to home: Washington's own chief of detectives and Alex's former boss, beloved mentor of Alex's wife, Bree. Now there's a killer on the loose, a long list of possible suspects, a city in panic, and nobody in charge of the besieged police force -- until Bree gets tapped for the job. As Bree scrambles to find her footing and close two high-profile cases, new violence stuns the capital. What should be a time for her to rely on Alex for support and cooperation is instead a moment of crisis in their marriage as well as their city when their investigative instincts clash and their relationship reaches a breaking point. And the fiendish mind behind all the violence has appointed himself judge, jury, and executioner, with a terrifying master plan he's only begun to put in motion. To beat him at his own game, Alex and Bree must take the law back into their own hands before he puts them both out of commission...permanently.

Death in St. Petersburg : a Lady Emily mystery

New Mystery Fiction - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 05:22
by Alexander, Tasha, 1969-
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
288, [3] pages ; 23 cm.
Books
Call Number M ALE
Summary "After the final curtain of Swan Lake, an animated crowd exits the Mariinsky theatre brimming with excitement from the night's performance. But outside the scene is somber. A ballerina's body lies face down in the snow, blood splattered like rose petals over the costume of the Swan Queen. The crowd is silenced by a single cry-- "Nemetseva is dead!" Amongst the theatergoers is Lady Emily, accompanying her dashing husband Colin in Russia on assignment from the Crown. But it soon becomes clear that Colin isn't the only one with work to do. When the dead ballerina's aristocratic lover comes begging for justice, Emily must apply her own set of skills to discover the rising star's murderer. Her investigation takes her on a dance across the stage of Tsarist Russia, from the opulence of the Winter Palace, to the modest flats of ex-ballerinas and the locked attics of political radicals. A mysterious dancer in white follows closely behind, making waves through St. Petersburg with her surprise performances and trail of red scarves. Is it the sweet Katenka, Nemetseva's childhood friend and favorite rival? The ghost of the murdered étoile herself? Or, something even more sinister?"--Provided by publisher.

The grave's a fine and private place : a Flavia de Luce novel

New Mystery Fiction - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 05:22
by Bradley, C. Alan, 1938-
Publisher Delacorte Press, 2018.
First edition.
363 pages ; 20 cm.
Books
Call Number XX(1641999.4)
Summary "In the wake of an unthinkable family tragedy, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is struggling to fill her empty days. For a needed escape, Dogger, the loyal family servant, suggests a boating trip for Flavia and her two older sisters. As their punt drifts past the church where a notorious vicar had recently dispatched three of his female parishioners by spiking their communion wine with cyanide, Flavia, an expert chemist with a passion for poisons, is ecstatic. Suddenly something grazes against her fingers as she dangles them in the water. She clamps down on the object, imagining herself as Ernest Hemingway battling a marlin, and pulls up what she expects will be a giant fish. But in Flavia's grip is something far better: a human head, attached to a human body. If anything could take Flavia's mind off sorrow, it is solving a murder--although one that may lead the young sleuth to an early grave"

White chrysanthemum

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 05:22
by Bracht, Mary Lynn,
Publisher G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2018]
305 pages : map ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1637932.4)
Summary ". . . a sweeping historical debut for fans of Lilac Girls, Memoirs of a Geisha, and Kristin Hannah that brings to life the heartbreaking history of Korea through the deeply moving and redemptive story of two sisters separated by World War II" --

I love you too much

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 05:22
by Drake, Alicia,
Publisher Little, Brown and Company/Hachette Book Group, 2018. ©2018
First edition.
216 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1656717.3)
Summary I knew I was in Paris, I knew that was the Seine beneath me, the sky above, but when I looked around for help, the grand apartment buildings of the Quai Voltaire stared back at me, indifferent. In the sixth arrondissement everything is perfect and everyone is lonely. This is the Paris of thirteen-year-old Paul. Shy and unloved, he quietly observes the lives of the self-involved grown-ups around him: his glamorous maman Séverine, her young musician lover Gabriel and his fitness-obsessed papa Philippe. Always overlooked, it's only a matter of time before Paul sees something that he's not supposed to see... Seeking solace in his unlikely friendship with tear-away classmate Scarlett and the sweet confections from the elegant neighbourhood patisseries, Paul yearns for unconditional love. But what will he do if he can't find it?

Peach

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 05:22
by Glass, Emma,
Publisher Bloomsbury USA, 2017.
First US edition.
101 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1652358.3)
Summary Something has happened to Peach. Staggering around the town streets in the aftermath of an assault, Peach feels a trickle of blood down her legs, a lingering smell of her anonymous attacker on her skin. It hurts to walk, but she manages to make her way to her home, where she stumbles into another oddly nightmarish reality: Her parents can't seem to comprehend that anything has happened to their daughter.

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