Publisher Books on Tape, 2014.
10 sound discs (12 hr., 38 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Call Number BOCD F KIN
Summary "Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) is newly arrived in Hollywood and starry-eyed. She and her two-year-old daughter, Minnie, have relocated to L.A. to join Becky's husband, Luke, who is there to handle PR for famous actress Sage Seymour. Becky can't wait to start living the A-list lifestyle, complete with celebrity sightings, yoga retreats, and shopping trips to Rodeo Drive. But she really hopes to become a personal stylist--Sage's personal stylist--if only Luke would set up an introduction. Then, unexpectedly, Becky is offered the chance to dress Sage's archrival, and though things become a bit more complicated, it's a dream come true! Red carpet premieres, velvet ropes, paparazzi clamoring for attention--suddenly Becky has everything she's ever wanted. Or does she?" --
Publisher Hachette Audio, 
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Call Number BOCD F PAT
Summary When Santosh Wagh isn't struggling out of a bottle of whiskey he's head of Private India, the Mumbai branch of the world's finest PI agency. In a city of over thirteen million he has his work cut out at the best of times. But now someone is killing women--seemingly unconnected women murdered in a chilling ritual, with strange objects placed carefully at their death scenes. As Santosh and his team race to find the killer, an even greater danger faces Private India--a danger that could threaten the lives of thousands of innocent Mumbai citizens.
Publisher Blackstone Audio, Inc.,  ©2015
9 audio discs (11 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Call Number BOCD F PRE
Summary #1 bestselling authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child return with their next blockbuster Pendergast novel. Special Agent Pendergast takes on a private case in Exmouth, Massachusetts, a quaint village on the coast north of Salem, to investigate the theft of a valuable wine cellar. He travels to the seaside town with his ward, Constance Greene, where they quickly discover something far more sinister: a bricked-up niche in the wine cellar that holds the remains of a man, tortured and then entombed alive 150 years ago. But why? The puzzle is compounded when they discover a murdered body, covered with mysterious symbols, in the salt marshes behind Exmouth ... the place where, legend has it, the real witches of Salem took refuge after fleeing the 1692 witch hunts.
Publisher Hachette Audio, 
12 audio discs (approximately 14 hours) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Call Number BOCD F PRE
Summary "A long-buried family secret resurfaces when one of Aloysius Pendergast's most implacable enemies shows up on his doorstep as a murdered corpse. The mystery has all the hallmarks of the perfect murder, save for an enigmatic clue: a piece of turquoise lodged in the stomach of the deceased. The gem leads Pendergast to an abandoned mine on the shore of California's desolate Salton Sea, which in turn propels him on a journey of discovery deep into his family's sinister past. But Pendergast learns there is more at work than a ghastly episode of family history: he is soon stalked by a subtle killer bent on vengeance over an ancient transgression. In short order, Pendergast is caught in a wickedly clever plot, which will leave him stricken in mind and body...and may well end with his death"--
Publisher Random House Audio, 
13 audio discs (ca. 15 1/2 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Call Number BOCD 616.8522 STO
Summary The author recounts his lifelong battle with anxiety, showing the many manifestations of the disorder as well as the countless treatments that have been developed to counteract it, and provides a history of the efforts to understand this common form of mental illness.
Publisher Mr. 305 : Polo Grounds Music : RCA Records, 
1 audio disc : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Call Number CD POP PIT
Publisher Blackstone Audio, 
10 audio discs (ca. 12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Call Number BOCD F STE
Summary "Lindsey Nash has left an abusive relationship and her ex-husband was sent to jail. She has started over with a new life, her own business, and a teenage daughter who needs her more than ever. When her husband is finally released, Lindsey believes she has cut all ties. There is no way he can ever find her and her daughter again. But she gets the sense that someone is watching her, tracking her every move. Her new boyfriend is threatened. Her home is invaded. Even her daughter is shadowed. Lindsey is convinced it's her ex-husband, even though he claims he is a different person and doesn't want to do her any harm. But can he really change? Is the one who wants her dead even closer to home than she thought?"--
Publisher Penguin Press, 2015.
447 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Call Number 797.32 FIN
Summary Describes the author's experiences as a lifelong surfer, from his early years in Honolulu through his culturally sophisticated pursuits of perfect waves in some of the world's most exotic locales.
Publisher Firefly Books, 2015.
240 pages : illustrations, color ; 29 cm
Call Number 796.0977311 FRE
Publisher Destiny Image Publishers, Inc.,  ©2015
229 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number 234.23 COL
Summary Your storms may seem big, but God is bigger. Jakes-Coleman shows you that by facing circumstances through relationship and faith in God, you will discover how to take the very storms that tried to destroy you into stepping stools to promote you to your divine purpose!
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.
xxxii, 281 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Call Number 701.03 NIC
Hear my sad story : the true tales that inspired "Stagolee, " "John Henry, " and other traditional American folk songs
Publisher Cornell University Press, 2015. ©2015
ix, 293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number 782.42164 POL
Summary "In Hear My Sad Story, Richard Polenberg describes the historical events that led to the writing of many famous American folk songs that served as touchstones for generations of American musicians, lyricists, and folkloristsm,"--NoveList.
How to amaze your son : crafts, recipes and other creative experiences to teach him to see the extraordinary in the ordinary
Publisher Firefly Books, 2015.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Call Number 745.5083 VID
Summary This book "has more than 50 truly creative and inspiring projects that will elicit 'wow' and 'cool' from the most skeptical of boys. There are crafts, science experiments, creative experiences, and easy magic tricks"--Amazon.com.
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2015.
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number 658.409082 PIM
Publisher McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 
187 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number 814.54 DAN
Summary "Nora Ephron wrote screenplays for three beloved contemporary romantic comedies--When Harry Met Sally (1989), Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and You've Got Mail (1998). This book offers a sustained critical analysis of her work and life. The complexity of her work is explored through the context of her childhood in a deeply dysfunctional family of writers"--
Publisher Portfolio / Penguin, 2015.
Portfolio / Penguin edition.
iv, 75 pages ; 19 cm
Call Number 658.456 PIT
Publisher Doubleday,  ©2015
979 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Call Number B SINATRA
Summary Presents a behind-the-scenes examination of the life and career of the legendary performer that offers insight into his prolific accomplishments, multidimensional character, and complex relationships.
Publisher Hearst Books, 
127 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number 641.5884 SLO
Strangers drowning : grappling with impossible idealism, drastic choices, and the overpowering urge to help
Publisher Penguin Press, 2015
320 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number 179.9 MAC
Summary "What does it mean to devote yourself wholly to helping others? In Strangers Drowning, Larissa MacFarquhar seeks out people living lives of extreme ethical commitment and tells their deeply intimate stories; their stubborn integrity and their compromises; their bravery and their recklessness; their joys and defeats and wrenching dilemmas. A couple adopts two children in distress. But then they think: If they can change two lives, why not four? Or ten? They adopt twenty. But how do they weigh the needs of unknown children in distress against the needs of the children they already have? Another couple founds a leprosy colony in the wilderness in India, living in huts with no walls, knowing that their two small children may contract leprosy or be eaten by panthers. The children survive. But what if they hadn't? How would their parents' risk have been judged? A woman believes that if she spends money on herself, rather than donate it to buy life-saving medicine, then she's responsible for the deaths that result. She lives on a fraction of her income, but wonders: when is compromise self-indulgence and when is it essential? We honor such generosity and high ideals; but when we call people do-gooders there is skepticism in it, even hostility. Why do moral people make us uneasy? Between her stories, MacFarquhar threads a lively history of the literature, philosophy, social science, and self-help that have contributed to a deep suspicion of do-gooders in Western culture. Through its sympathetic and beautifully vivid storytelling, Strangers Drowning confronts us with fundamental questions about what it means to be human. In a world of strangers drowning in need, how much should we help, and how much can we help? Is it right to care for strangers even at the expense of those we are closest to? Moving and provocative, Strangers Drowning challenges us to think about what we value most, and why."--provided by publisher.
Publisher Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group,  ©2015
xviii, 382 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 25 cm
Call Number 973.72 DOY
Summary "The Civil War is most often understood as an internal conflict, one fought by American soldiers over issues uniquely American in origin and consequence. But in The Cause of All Nations, distinguished historian Don H. Doyle reframes our understanding of the Civil War, describing it as a conflict that was shaped by international forces--and which had major international repercussions. Doyle shows that, rather than being an internal struggle, the Civil War hinged on the support of nations across the seas, especially in Europe. Both the North and the South looked to Europe for backing, and the Confederacy in particular depended on Britain and France recognizing it as a legitimate nation, which would allow for commercial treaties, loans, and even military aid. Indeed, representatives of the North and the South went so far as to adapt their ideologies to the expectations of European leaders, in the hopes of garnering much-needed support; at a certain point late in the war, the Confederacy even considered abolishing slavery in an attempt to win over French and British rulers. Lincoln quickly learned to reframe the Union's argument in order to win over potential allies. Instead of framing the debate around the unconstitutionality of the South's secession, his speeches began to highlight the importance of preserving the Union and freeing the slaves, an approach with allowed Lincoln to win the support of the European public. The United States became the 'Great Republic, 'an embattled defender of liberty', equality, and self-government and, in Lincoln's poignant words, the 'last best hope of earth.' A bold account of the international dimensions of one of America's most defining conflicts, The Cause of All Nations offers an important new way of understanding the Civil War"--