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Our lady of the prairie

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 05:22
by Nissen, Thisbe, 1972-
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.
357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1646251.2)
Summary "A sharp and bitingly funny novel about a professor whose calm-ish midwestern life gives way to a vortex of crises--and her attempts to salvage the pieces without going to pieces herself...In the space of a few torrid months on the Iowa prairie, Phillipa Maakestad--long-married theater professor and mother of an unstable daughter--grapples with a life turned upside down. After falling headlong into a passionate affair during a semester spent teaching in Ohio, Phillipa returns home to Iowa for her daughter Ginny's wedding. There, Phillipa must endure (among other things) a wedding-day tornado, a menace of a mother-in-law who may or may not have been a Nazi collaborator, and the tragicomic revenge fantasies of her heretofore docile husband. Naturally, she does what any newly liberated woman would do: she takes a match to her life on the prairie and then steps back to survey the wreckage. Set in the seething political climate of a contentious election,Thisbe Nissen's new novel is sexy, smart, and razor-sharp--a freight train barreling through the heart of the land and the land of the heart"--

The winter station : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 05:22
by Shields, Jody, 1952-
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
First edition.
339 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1642041.2)
Summary An aristocratic Russian doctor stationed in the railway outpost city of Kharbin in Manchuria races to contain a deadly plague before it spreads to the rest of the world.

Food wars! Shokugeki no soma. Volume 20, Frozen thoughts

New YA Graphic Novels and Manga - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 02:22
by Tsukuda, Yuto, 1989-
Publisher VIZ Media, [2017] ©2012
Shonen Jump advanced manga edition.
184 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Books
Call Number GN YA F TSU
Summary Soma challenges Eishi Tsukasa for his first seat on the Council of Ten! Up against Tsukasa s delicately refined technique, Soma highlights his own creativity with a brand-new take on traditional French cuisine. Will he win that coveted seat or lose big and join Central? Even if he does win, Soma won t be out of the woods not when the surviving first-years have just received notice of their biggest challenge yet!

Injustice : ground zero. Volume 2

New YA Graphic Novels and Manga - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 02:22
by Sebela, Christopher,
Publisher DC Comics, [2017] ©2017.
1 volume (unpaged): chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
Books
Call Number GN YA F INJ
Summary Harley and the Joker are back together, but is Harley Quinn the typical pawn in Joker's evil plot, or is she setting an elaborate trap for him to fall right into? Seeing as this story is told through the less-than-lucid lens of Harley, you can probably guess which side she thinks she's on... As the world turns ever closer to mass destruction, heroes fall and villains rise in INJUSTICE: GROUND ZERO VOL. 2, setting the stage for the hotly anticipated game Injustice 2!

The beguiled [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 02:22
by Coppola, Sofia, 1971-
Publisher Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (94 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA BEG
Summary At a girls' school in Virginia during the Civil War, where the young women have been sheltered from the outside world, a wounded Union soldier is taken in. Soon, the house is taken over with sexual tensions, rivalries, and an unexpected turn of events.

The house [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 02:22
by Cohen, Andrew Jay,
Publisher Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, [2017]
Rental [edition].
1 videodisc (88 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number COMEDY HOU
Summary After Scott and Kate Johansen lose their daughter's college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university. With the help of their neighbor Frank, they decide to start an illegal casino in his house.

Wish upon [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 02:22
by Leonetti, John R.,
Publisher Broad Green Pictures, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (90 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number HORROR WIS
Summary After her father presents her with a mysterious music box, Clare Shannon is surprised to find her every wish coming true. Her joy slowly morphs into terror as she begins to realize the bloody price of each new wish.

Now [sound recording]

New Music - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 02:22
by Twain, Shania,
Publisher Mercury Nashville, [2017]
Deluxe edition.
1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD C&W TWA

Leonardo da Vinci [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 02:22
by Isaacson, Walter,
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
14 audio discs (approximately 17 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD B DA VINCI
Summary "He was history's most creative genius. What secrets can he teach us? The author of the acclaimed bestsellers on Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography. Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo's astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo's genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy. He produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and technology. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry. His ability to stand at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences, made iconic by his drawing of Vitruvian Man, made him history's most creative genius"--

Bãhubali [DVD video recording]: the conclusion.

Foreign Films - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 17:21
by Rājamauḷi, Es. Es., 1973-
Publisher Reliance Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (167 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND BAH 2
Summary Having uncovered the truth of his legacy, Mahendra Baahubali, avenges the murder of his father, vowing revenge against the tyrannical ruler of the Mahishmati Kingdom, his uncle, Bhallaaladeva.

Fantastic planet [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 17:21
by Laloux, René, 1929-2004,
Publisher The Criterion Collection, [2016]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (72 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (16 panels : color illustrations ; folded to 19 cm)
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE FAN
Summary This futuristic story takes place on a faraway planet where blue giants rule, and oppressed humanoids rebel against the machine like leaders.

The nightingale [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 17:21
by Li, Baotian, 1946-
Publisher Kino Lorber, [2016]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (100 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN CHI NIG
Summary Two individuals explore the edge of traditional China. They also learn new values and the importance of family and tradition.

Run boy run. [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 17:21
by Danquart, Pepe,
Publisher Menemsha Films, [2016]
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN POL RUN
Summary A superlative saga of courage and compassion, it tells the extraordinary true story of a Polish boy who seeks the kindness of others in his solitary struggle to outlast the Nazi occupation and keep alive his Jewish faith.

Pan's labyrinth [DVD video recording]

Foreign Films - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 17:21
by Toro, Guillermo del, 1964-
Publisher The Criterion Collection, [2016]
Criterion collection.
2 videodiscs (119 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN SPA PAN
Summary A dark fable set five years after the end of the Spanish Civil War. Eleven-year-old Ofelia comes face to face with the horrors of fascism when she and her pregnant mother are uprooted to the countryside, where her new stepfather, a sadistic captain in General Franco's army, hunts down Republican guerrillas who refuse to give up the fight. The violent reality in which she lives merges seamlessly with a fantastical interior world when Ofelia meets a faun in a decaying labyrinth.

Piku [DVD videorecording] = Pīkū

Foreign Films - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 17:21
by Sircar, Shoojit,
Publisher Reliance Home Video & Games, a division of Reliance Big Entertainment, [2015]
Widescreen.
2 videodiscs (approximately 125 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOR IND PIK
Summary A quirky comedy about the relationship between an aging father and his young daughter, living in a cosmopolitan city, dealing with each other's conflicting ideologies while being fully aware that they are each other's only emotional support.

Colosio, el asesinato [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 17:21
by Bolado, Carlos.
Publisher Gussi, c2012.
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN SPA COL
Summary In March 1994, Luis Donaldo Colosio, PRI candidate for the presidency of Mexico, was shot after a political rally in the state of Tijuana.

A Christmas tale [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 17:21
by Caucheteux, Pascal.
Publisher Criterion Collection, [2009]
[Widescreen]
2 videodiscs (152 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE CHR
Summary Junon is the matriarch of the troubled Vuillard family, who come together at Christmas after she learns she needs a bone marrow transplant from a blood relative. The Vuillard's shared history of physical and mental illness, estrangement, self harm, and loss doesn't lead itself to the idea of a cheerful holiday season. Hopefully the Christmastime reunion, a scheme concocted by three of the youngest family members, will finally bring peace to their family.

Baghban

Foreign Films - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 17:21
by Bachchan, Amitabh, 1942-
Publisher Eros, [2006], ©2003.
Widescreen format.
1 videodisc (171 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND BAG
Summary At retirement, a father and mother go to live, separately, with their unwilling sons and their wives, only to find their children abusive and themselves having to depend upon the kindness of a stranger.

Spare parts [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 17:21
by Kozole, Damjan.
Publisher Film Movement ; Distributed by RB Media, [2005]
Widescreen ver.
1 videodisc (ca. 96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR SPA
Summary Hard-drinking, chain-smoking Ludvik spends his nights smuggling illegal refugees in his van from Croatia, across Slovenia, and into Italy. The young and inexperienced Rudi is his new assistant. Together they cope with life in a rundown town, home to the only nuclear power plant in former Yugoslavia.

Doctor Who. The green death [DVD video recording]

Foreign Films - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 17:21
by Briant, Michael.
Publisher BBC Video ; Warner Home Video, [2005]
1 videodisc (approximately 153 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN BRI DOC
Summary Story #69. The Doctor joins the Brigadier and Jo Grant in South Wales to investigate the death of a miner whose fatal disease has left his skin bright green.

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