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The rain in Portugal : poems

New Nonfiction - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:01
by Collins, Billy,
Publisher Random House, 2017. ©2016
Random House trade paperback edition.
108 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number 811.54 COL
Summary The Rain in Portugal—a title that admits he’s not much of a rhymer—sheds Collins’s ironic light on such subjects as travel and art, cats and dogs, loneliness and love, beauty and death. His tones range from the whimsical—“ٰوم لهُٱ نُ حىمََفىٌُِٱ . . . / وفvم َُىلمف ٰوم”&#٬٢٠١٩؛مْ ى َحىمََفىٌُِٱ”&#٬٢٠١٤؛ٰ ُٰوم ممٌهىفك ى َف مْفكٰى َُٰ ُٰوم لمفٰو نُ سمفuٍٱ بمفمَ”. ء ٱٰuلمَٰ نُ ٰوم مvم”ْلف”، أىٌٌُٱَ وممْ كَُٰمفٌٍِٰمٱ ف wمفٰوم ْvفمَ، ف ٱٰى ٌٌىٌنم فِىَٰىهَ، ٰوم كفمٌلَف،ْ فلَ ف كوىلٌ ٱٌُٰ فٰ ف قمفكو. بىٱ ىفٍهىفَٰىvم نفقىْكفٰىٱَُ وفvم سوفمًٱمِفمْ ن”ٌىهَ كنٍُُْٰفق”ٌ ى َنىٱْٰ كفٌٱٱ فلَ ثمىٰو زىكوفلْٱ ٱuُِِْٰىهَ ٰوم هقٌُم َُوىٱ ومفل. آ” ٰuٱَْ مَٰمْٰفىىَهَ، مهَفهىهَ، فلَ مىٌَهوٰمىَهَ، شوم زفى َى َذُْٰuهف ٌفuٍَُٰٱ ٰ ُفَُٰوم ْكوuُْٱ نُ مُِٱٍ ن ٍُْمَُ نُ ٰوم ٱٍُٰ مْٱمِكٰمل فلَ نفىٍىٌف ْvىُكمٱ ى َٰوم wلٌُْ نُ ءمٍىْكف َمُِٰ”ْ. --ذuقىٌٱومْ

Color me murder

New Mystery Fiction - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:01
by Davis, Krista,
Publisher Kensington Books, [2018] ©2018
289 pages ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number M DAV
Summary "By day, Florrie Fox manages Color Me Read bookstore in Georgetown, Washington D.C. By night, she creates her own intricately detailed coloring books for adults, filling the pages with objects that catch her eye. There's plenty of inspiration in her new apartment--a beautiful carriage house belonging to Professor John Maxwell, Florrie’s boss. He offers the property to Florrie rent-free with one condition--she must move in immediately to prevent his covetous sister and nephew from trying to claim it. When the professor's nephew, Delbert, arrives, he proves just as sketchy as Florrie feared. But the following morning, Delbert has vanished. It's not until she visits the third floor of the store that Florrie makes a tragic discovery--there's a trap door in the landing, and a dead Delbert inside. The esteemed Professor Maxwell is an obvious suspect, but Florrie is certain this case isn't so black and white."--

Twenty-one days : a Daniel Pitt novel

New Mystery Fiction - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:01
by Perry, Anne,
Publisher Ballantine Books, [2018]
First Edition.
303 pages ; 25 cm.
Books
Call Number M PER
Summary "1910: Twenty-five-year-old Daniel Pitt is a junior barrister in London and eager to prove himself, independent of his renowned detective father's influence. And the new case before him will be the test. When his client, arrogant biographer Russell Graves, is found guilty of murdering his wife, Daniel is dispatched by his superior to find the real killer before Graves faces the hangman's noose--in only twenty-one days. Could the violent death have anything to do with Graves's profession? Someone in power may be framing the biographer to keep damaging secrets from coming to light. It is a theory that leads Daniel's investigation unexpectedly to London's Special Branch--and disturbingly, to one of his father's closest colleagues. Caught between duty to the law and a fierce desire to protect his family, Daniel must call on his keen intellect--and trust his detective's instincts--to find the truth in a tangle of dark deception, lest an innocent man swing for another's heinous crime"--

The Bengal identity

New Mystery Fiction - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:01
by Watkins, Eileen.
Publisher Kensington Books, [2018]
248 pages ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number M WAT
Summary With no ID for his pet, an agitated young man shows up at Cassie's Comfy Cats claiming his house has burned down and he needs to board his big, brown cat, Ayesha. But after a bath washes dye out of the cat's coat and reveals beautiful spots, Cassie suspects the exotic-looking feline may in fact be a valuable Bengal show cat, possibly stolen. At the same time, there are rumored sightings of a "wild cat" in the hills of Chadwick, New Jersey. Could there be a connection? When Ayesha's alleged owner turns up dead, it looks like whoever wants the beautiful Bengal is not pussyfooting around. Working with the police, Cassie and her staff need to be careful not to reveal the purloined purebred's whereabouts while they discreetly make inquiries to cat breeders to find her real owners. But after a break-in attempt rattles Cassie's cage, it's clear someone let the cat out of the bag. And when a second body is found, it's up to Cassie to spot the killer, who may be grooming her to be the next victim . . .

The fallen

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:01
by Baldacci, David,
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2018.
First edition.
420 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F BAL
Summary Amos Decker and his journalist friend Alex Jamison are visiting the home of Alex's sister in Barronville, a small town in western Pennsylvania that has been hit hard economically. When Decker is out on the rear deck of the house talking with Alex's niece, a precocious eight-year-old, he notices flickering lights and then a spark of flame in the window of the house across the way. When he goes to investigate he finds two dead bodies inside and it's not clear how either man died. But this is only the tip of the iceberg. There's something going on in Barronville that might be the canary in the coal mine for the rest of the country. Faced with a stonewalling local police force, and roadblocks put up by unseen forces, Decker and Jamison must pull out all the stops to solve the case. And even Decker's infallible memory may not be enough to save them.

The Orchard

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:01
by Brandes, Yokhi,
Publisher Gefen Publishing House, [2017]
x, 381 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F BRA

A loyal spy : a thriller

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:01
by Conway, Simon, 1967-
Publisher Arcade Publishing, [2018] ©2010, 2018
First US edition.
396 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F CON
Summary The last time Jonah saw Nor ed-Din, he was lying face-down in a pool of icy water in the Khyber Pass. He thought he had killed him, but now the trail of betrayal has come full circle. Friends since childhood, Jonah and Nor ed-Din had been groomed for the intelligence service, with Jonah as handler for Nor's penetration of ISI. But when Nor is cut loose after the Soviets are forced to withdraw from Afghanistan, the pattern of engagement and abandonment begins. Years later, when contact with Nor is revived to stage an off-the-books, multi-agency assassination attempt on Bin Laden that goes badly wrong, Jonah no longer knows who Nor is really working for--and whether he has simply taken revenge on his former countrymen in a private act of jihad. In the aftermath of 9/11, the failed operation comes back to haunt its survivors, sowing mistrust when they most need CIA support. For, gradually, the outlines of a plot begin to emerge that takes Nor from the diamond fields of Africa to the mountains of Afghanistan and to the beating heart of London, where millions of lives are at stake.

Bad men and wicked women

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:01
by Dickey, Eric Jerome,
Publisher Dutton, [2018]
370 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F DIC
Summary "Affairs of the heart can be lethal in New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey's latest sensual, thrilling novel. As a low-level enforcer in Los Angeles, Ken Swift knows danger, but nowhere does he feel it more than in his tangled romances. Divorced from one woman, in love with another, and wrestling with a strong desire to get to know a third, his life is far from perfect, and it becomes all the more complicated when his troubled daughter resurfaces on the same day as a major job. Margaux is pregnant, bitter, and desperate: she needs $50,000 immediately, and she isn't above blackmailing Ken to get it. Yet even as the tension-filled father/daughter reunion escalates into a clashing of wills and desires that spread far beyond their family, Ken's latest contract spirals quickly out of control, and he finds it is not only his daughter looking to seek revenge. With the strong characters, heart-pounding action, and intense passion he is known for, New York Times bestseller Eric Jerome Dickey lays bare a tale of lust and angst that will leave readers breathless"--

Shattered mirror

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:01
by Johansen, Iris,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2018.
First edition.
339 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F JOH
Summary Eve Duncan receives a package containing a skull-- and instructions for Eve to do her work reconstructing it. When she does, a beautiful woman's face emerges. But when Eve is introduced to the dead woman's mirror image, a game is on where her twin's life hangs in the balance.

The first family

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:01
by Palmer, Michael, 1942-2013,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2018.
First edition.
342 pages : 24 cm
Books
Call Number F PAL
Summary President Geoffrey Hilliard and his family live in the ever-present glare of the political limelight, with relentless scrutiny of their daily lives. The White House is not an easy place to grow up, so when the President's son Cam, a sixteen-year-old chess champion, experiences extreme fatigue, moodiness, and an uncharacteristic violent outburst, doctors are quick to dismiss his troubles as teen angst. But Secret Service agent Karen Ray, whose job is to guard the president's family with her life, is convinced Cam's issues are serious -- serious enough to summon her physician ex-husband for a second opinion. Dr. Lee Blackwood's concerns are dismissed by the president's team -- until Cam gets sicker. Lee must make a diagnosis from a puzzling array of symptoms he's never seen before. His only clue is a patient named Susie Banks, a young musical prodigy who seems to be suffering from the same baffling condition as Cam. Hospitalized after an attempt on her life by a determined killer, Susie's jeopardy escalates as Cam's condition takes on a terrifying new dimension. Is someone trying to murder the President's son? As Lee and Karen race for a cure to Cam's mysterious and deadly disease, they begin to uncover betrayals that breach the highest levels of national security.

After Anna

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:01
by Scottoline, Lisa,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2018.
First edition.
390 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F SCO
Summary "Nobody cuts deeper than family... Noah Alderman, a doctor and a widower, has remarried a wonderful woman, Maggie, and for the first time in a long time he and his son are happy. But their lives are turned upside down when Maggie's daughter Anna moves in with them. Anna is a gorgeous seventeen-year-old who balks at living under their rules though Maggie, ecstatic to have her daughter back, ignores the red flags that hint at the trouble that is brewing. Events take a deadly turn when Anna is murdered and Noah is accused of the crime. Maggie must face not only the devastation of losing her only daughter, but the realization that her daughter's murder was at the hands of a husband she loves. New information sends Maggie searching for the truth, leading her to discover something darker than she could have ever imagined" --

Paterson [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 00:56
by Jarmusch, Jim, 1953-
Publisher Universal, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (approximately 119 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA PAT
Summary Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey - they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes poetry into a notebook; he walks his dog; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer. He goes home to his wife, Laura. By contrast, Laura's world is ever changing.

Killers of the Flower Moon [CD sound recording] : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI

New Books on CD - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 18:56
by Grann, David,
Publisher ℗2017 Books on Tape : Random House Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (9 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 976.6004 GRA
Summary In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, they began to be killed off. One Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, watched as her family was murdered. David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. The book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward Native Americans that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long.

The women in the castle [CD sound recording] : a novel

New Books on CD - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 18:56
by Shattuck, Jessica
Publisher Harper Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
11 audio discs (12.50 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F SHA
Summary Amid the ashes of Nazi Germany's defeat, Marianne von Lingenfels returns to the once-grand castle of her husband's ancestors, an imposing stone fortress now fallen into ruin following years of war. The widow of a resister murdered in the failed July 20, 1944, plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, Marianne plans to uphold the promise she made to her husband's brave conspirators: to find and protect their wives, her fellow resistance widows. First Marianne rescues six-year-old Martin, the son of her dearest childhood friend, from a Nazi reeducation home. Together, they make their way across the smoldering wreckage of their homeland to Berlin, where Martin's mother, the beautiful and naive Benita, has fallen into the hands of occupying Red Army soldiers. Then she locates Ania, another resister's wife, and her two boys, now refugees languishing in one of the many camps that house the millions displaced by the war. As Marianne assembles this makeshift family from the ruins of her husband's resistance movement, she is certain their shared pain and circumstances will hold them together. But she quickly discovers that the black-and-white, highly principled world of her privileged past has become infinitely more complicated, filled with secrets and dark passions that threaten to tear them apart. Eventually, all three women must come to terms with the choices that have defined their lives before, during, and after the war--each with their own unique share of challenges.

Anything is possible [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 18:56
by Strout, Elizabeth,
Publisher Random House Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F STR
Summary "Anything Is Possible explores the whole range of human emotion through the intimate dramas of people struggling to understand themselves and others. Here are two sisters: One trades self-respect for a wealthy husband while the other finds in the pages of a book a kindred spirit who changes her life. The janitor at the local school has his faith tested in an encounter with an isolated man he has come to help; a grown daughter longs for mother love even as she comes to accept her mother's happiness in a foreign country; and the adult Lucy Barton (the heroine of My Name Is Lucy Barton, the author's celebrated New York Times bestseller) returns to visit her siblings after seventeen years of absence. Reverberating with the deep bonds of family, and the hope that comes with reconciliation, Anything Is Possible again underscores Elizabeth Strout's place as one of America's most respected and cherished authors."--Amazon.com.

Astrophysics for people in a hurry [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 18:56
by Tyson, Neil deGrasse
Publisher Blackstone Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
3 audio discs (approximately 3 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 523.01 TYS
Summary "The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist. What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day. While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, for the bus, the train, or a plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe"--

This fight is our fight [CD sound recording] : the battle to save America's middle class

New Books on CD - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 18:56
by Warren, Elizabeth,
Publisher Macmillan Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (10.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 305.55 WAR
Summary "Senator Elizabeth Warren has long been an outspoken champion of America's middle class, and by the time the people of Massachusetts elected her in 2012, she had become one of the country's leading progressive voices. Now, at a perilous moment for our nation, she has written a book that is at once an illuminating account of how we built the strongest middle class in history, a scathing indictment of those who have spent the past thirty-five years undermining working families, and a rousing call to action. Warren grew up in Oklahoma, and she's never forgotten how difficult it was for her mother and father to hold on at the ragged edge of the middle class. An educational system that offered opportunities for all made it possible for her to achieve her dream of going to college, becoming a teacher, and, later, attending law school. But today, for many, these kinds of opportunities are gone, and a government that once looked out for working families is instead captive to the rich and powerful. More than seventy-five years ago, President Franklin Roosevelt and his New Deal ushered in an age of widespread prosperity; in the 1980s, President Ronald Reagan reversed course and sold the country on the disastrous fiction called trickledown economics. Now, with the election of Donald Trump--a con artist who promised to drain the swamp of special interests and then surrounded himself with billionaires and lobbyists-the middle class is being pushed ever closer to collapse. Written in the candid, high-spirited voice that is Warren's trademark, This Fight Is Our Fight tells eye-opening stories about her battles in the Senate and vividly describes the experiences of hardworking Americans who have too often been given the short end of the stick. Elizabeth Warren has had enough of phony promises and a government that no longer serves its people-she won't sit down, she won't be silenced, and she will fight back."--Jacket.

LLC quickstart beginner's guide to limited liability companies

New Nonfiction - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 12:55
by Cohen, Chris,
Publisher [Publisher not identified], 2016.
vii, 138 pages ; 23 cm.
Books
Call Number 346.0668 COH
Summary "Are you thinking about starting up a limited liability company or LLC and you're not sure where to being? LLC is an excellent guide for every entrepreneur. It indicates the advantages that an LLC has over other forms of businesses like sole proprietorships, partnerships and even corporations. You will also learn how to operate within the law and yet avoid unnecessary expenses through taxation and administrative costs. In a nutshell, learn the basics of forming an LLC and the answers to most of the quesions that disturb a new investor." --

Cardcaptor Sakura : clear card. 1

New YA Graphic Novels and Manga - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 09:55
by CLAMP (Mangaka group)
Publisher Kodansha Comics, an imprint of Kodansha USA Publishing, LLC, [2017] ©2017
English edition.
142 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 20 cm
Books
Call Number GN YA F CLA
Summary "Sakura Kinomoto's about to start middle school, and everything's coming up cherry blossoms. Not only has she managed to recapture the scattered Clow Cards and make them her own Sakura Cards, but her sweetheart Syaoran Li has moved from Hong Kong to Tokyo and is going to be attending her school! But her joy is interrupted by a troubling dream in which the cards turn transparent, and when Sakura awakens to discover her dream has become reality, it's clear that her magical adventures are far from over..." -- Page [4] of cover.

Dunkirk [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 09:55
by Nolan, Christopher, 1970-
Publisher Warner Home Video, [2017]
Rental [edition].
1 videodisc (106 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number ACTION DUN
Summary A World War II thriller about the evacuation of Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces can take hold.

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