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A casualty of war : a Bess Crawford mystery

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:51
by Todd, Charles,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
First edition.
377 pages ; 24 cm.
Call Number M TOD
Summary Caring for an unstable soldier who believes his distant cousin is responsible for his injuries, battlefield nurse Bess Crawford investigates the patient's claims, only to find herself in unexpected danger.

The scarred woman : a Department Q novel

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:51
by Adler-Olsen, Jussi,
Publisher Dutton, [2017]
472 pages ; 24 cm.
Call Number M ADL
Summary "Detective Carl Mørck of Department Q, Copenhagen's cold cases division, meets his toughest challenge yet when the dark, troubled past of one of his own team members collides with a sinister unsolved murder. In a Copenhagen park the body of an elderly woman is discovered. The case bears a striking resemblance to another unsolved homicide investigation from over a decade ago, but the connection between the two victims confounds the police. Across town a group of young women are being hunted. The attacks seem random, but could these brutal acts of violence be related? Detective Carl Mørck of Department Q is charged with solving the mystery. Back at headquarters, Carl and his team are under pressure to deliver results: failure to meet his superiors' expectations will mean the end of Department Q. Solving the case, however, is not their only concern. After an earlier breakdown, their colleague Rose is still struggling to deal with the reemergence of her past--a past in which a terrible crime may have been committed. It is up to Carl, Assad, and Gordon to uncover the dark and violent truth at the heart of Rose's childhood before it is too late"--

The party

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:51
by Day, Elizabeth, 1978-
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First North American edition.
294 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F DAY
Summary A taut psychological tale of obsession and betrayal set over the course of a dinner party, The Party tells the story of two married couples who, in a single evening, will come to question everything they thought they knew about each other, as the long-buried secret at the heart of their friendship comes to the surface, culminating in an explosive act of violence. -- amazon.com

Before it's too late

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:51
by Driscoll, Sara,
Publisher Kensington Books, 2017.
First Kensington hardcover edition.
296 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F DRI

Sleeping beauties : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:51
by King, Stephen, 1947-
Publisher Scribner, 2017.
First Scribner hardcover edition.
x, 702 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F KIN
Summary In this spectacular father-son collaboration, Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men? In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place. The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied, or is she a demon who must be slain? Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women's prison, Sleeping Beauties is wildly provocative and gloriously absorbing.

Hanna who fell from the sky

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:51
by Meades, Christopher,
Publisher Park Row Books, [2017]
342 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F MEA
Summary A week before she is to become a polygamist's fifth wife, Hanna meets Daniel, an enigmatic stranger from outside the secluded community of Clearhaven, who challenges her to question her fate and to follow her own will.

The blackbird season : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:51
by Moretti, Kate,
Publisher Atria Paperback, 2017.
First Atria paperback edition.
338 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F MOR
Summary "In a quiet Pennsylvania town, a thousand dead starlings fall onto a high school baseball field, unleashing a horrifying and unexpected chain of events that will rock the close-knit community. Beloved baseball coach and teacher Nate Winters and his wife, Alicia, are well respected throughout town. That is, until one of the many reporters investigating the bizarre bird phenomenon catches Nate embracing a wayward student, Lucia Hamm, in front of a sleazy motel. Lucia soon buoys the scandal by claiming that she and Nate are engaged in an affair, throwing the town into an uproar...and leaving Alicia to wonder if her husband has a second life. And when Lucia suddenly disappears, the police only to have one suspect: Nate. Nate's coworker and sole supporter, Bridget Harris, Lucia's creative writing teacher, is determined to prove his innocence. She has Lucia's class journal, and while some of the entries appear particularly damning to Nate's case, others just don't add up. Bridget knows the key to Nate's exoneration and the truth of Lucia's disappearance lie within the walls of the school and in the pages of that journal. Told from the alternating points of view of Alicia, Nate, Lucia, and Bridget, The Blackbird Season is a haunting portrayal of a girl's coming of age, a psychologically nuanced depiction of a marriage in crisis, and a masterful portrait of a small town with big secrets"--Page [4] of cover.

The Prague sonata : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:51
by Morrow, Bradford, 1951-
Publisher Atlantic Monthly Press, 2017.
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
519 pages 24 cm
Call Number F MOR
Summary "In the early days of the new millennium, pages of a worn and weathered original sonata manuscript--the gift of a Czech immigrant living out her final days in Queens--come into the hands of Meta Taverner, a young musicologist whose concert piano career was cut short by an injury. To Meta's eye, it appears to be an authentic eighteenth-century work; to her discerning ear, the music rendered there is commanding, hauntingly beautiful, clearly the undiscovered composition of a master. But there is no indication of who the composer might be. The gift comes with the request that Meta attempt to find the manuscript's true owner--a Prague friend the old woman has not heard from since the Second World War forced them apart--and to make the three-part sonata whole again. Leaving New York behind for the land of Dvořák and Kafka, Meta sets out on an unforgettable search to locate the remaining movements of the sonata and uncover a story that has influenced the course of many lives, even as it becomes clear that she isn't the only one after the music's secrets. Magisterially evoking decades of Prague's tragic and triumphant history, from the First World War through the soaring days of the Velvet Revolution, and moving from postwar London to the heartland of immigrant America, The Prague Sonata is both epic and intimate, evoking the ways in which individual notes of love and sacrifice become part of the celebratory symphony of life.

Pieces of happiness : a novel of friendship, hope and chocolate

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:51
by Ostby, Anne, 1958-
Publisher Doubleday, [2017]
First American edition
299 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F OST
Summary ""I've planted my feet on Fijian earth and I intend to stay here until the last sunset. Why don't you join me? Leave behind everything that didn't work out!" When Sina, Maya, Ingrid, and Lisbeth each receive a letter in the mail posing the same question, the answer is obvious. Their old high school friend Kat--Kat the adventurer, Kat who ran away to the South Pacific as soon as they graduated--has extended the invitation of a lifetime: Come live with me on my cocoa farm in Fiji. Come spend the days eating chocolate and gabbing like teenagers once again, free from men, worries, and cold. Come grow old in paradise, together, as sisters. Who could say no? Now in their sixties, the friends have all but resigned themselves to the cards they've been dealt. There's Sina, a single mom with financial woes; gentle Maya who feels the world slipping away from her; Ingrid, the perennial loner; Lisbeth, a woman with a seemingly picture-perfect life; and then Kat, who is recently widowed. As they adjust to their new lives together, the friends are watched over by Ateca, Kat's longtime housekeeper, who oftentimes knows the women better than they know themselves and recognizes them for what they are: like "a necklace made of shells: from the same beach but all of them different." Surrounded by an azure-blue ocean, cocoa trees, and a local culture that is fascinatingly, joyfully alien, the friends find a new purpose in starting a business making chocolate: bittersweet, succulent pieces of happiness. A story of love, hope, and chocolate, Pieces of Happiness will reaffirm your faith in friendship, second chances, and the importance of indulging one's sweet tooth"--

Law and vengeance : a legal thriller

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:51
by Papantonio, Mike, 1953-
Publisher SelectBooks, Inc., [2017]
First edition.
326 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F PAP
Summary "Legal thriller based on true events. Quick-witted Gina Romano built her career as a criminal trial lawyer playing by all the rules to win justice for her clients. But the gruesome murder of her beloved law partner turns her world upside down, and now settling scores and winning in the courtroom aren't all she wants to accomplish"--

The secrets she keeps : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:51
by Robotham, Michael, 1960-
Publisher Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2017. ©2017
First Scribner hardcover edition.
368 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F ROB
Summary "Agatha is pregnant and works part-time stocking shelves at a grocery store in a ritzy London suburb, counting down the days until her baby is due. As the hours of her shifts creep by in increasing discomfort, the one thing she looks forward to at work is catching a glimpse of Meghan, the effortlessly chic customer whose elegant lifestyle dazzles her. Meghan has it all: two perfect children, a handsome husband, a happy marriage, a stylish group of friends, and she writes perfectly droll confessional posts on her popular parenting blog--posts that Agatha reads with devotion each night as she waits for her absent boyfriend, the father of her baby, to maybe return her calls. When Agatha learns that Meghan is pregnant again, and that their due dates fall within the same month, she finally musters up the courage to speak to her, thrilled that they now have the ordeal of childbearing in common. Little does Meghan know that the mundane exchange she has with a grocery store employee during a hurried afternoon shopping trip is about to change the course of her not-so-perfect life forever.

I, Eliza Hamilton

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:51
by Scott, Susan Holloway,
Publisher Kensington Books, 2017.
First Kensington trade paperback edition.
444 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F SCO
Summary Daughter of a respected general, Elizabeth Schuyler was captivated by Alexander Hamilton, a charismatic, ambitious aide to George Washington. They marry and despite the tumult of the American Revolution, Eliza is confident in her brilliant husband and in her role as his helpmate. Publicly Eliza becomes an adored member of society, respected for her fierce devotion to Hamilton as well as her grace. Behind closed doors, she manages their household and assists her husband with his political writings. Through public scandal, betrayal, personal heartbreak, and tragedy, she is tested again and again.

An Amish Christmas love : four novellas

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:51
by Wiseman, Beth, 1962-
Publisher Thomas Nelson, [2017]
377 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F AMI
Summary "A charming new novella collection of sweet holiday stories, each celebrating love in all its forms, from some of our favorite Amish authors!"--

Einstein's greatest mistake : a biography

New Biographies - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 01:45
by Bodanis, David,
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016. ©2016
xiv, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number B EINSTEIN
Summary A portrait of Albert Einstein shares critical insights into both the genius and hubris of modern physics, linking Einstein's popular downfall through the final decades of his life to the same imagination and self-confidence that ignited his early successes.

The princess diarist [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 22:42
by Fisher, Carrie
Publisher Penguin Audio : Books on Tape, [2016]
4 audio discs (approximately 5 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 818.5403 FIS
Summary "When Carrie Fisher recently discovered the journals she had kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved--plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naiveté, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized. Today her fame as an author, actress, and pop-culture icon is indisputable, but in 1976, Carrie Fisher was just a teenager with an all-consuming crush on her costar. With these excerpts from her handwritten notebooks, The Princess Diariest is Fisher's intimate and revealing recollection of what happened on one of the most famous film sets of all time--and what developed behind the scenes. Fisher also ponders the joys and insanity of celebrity as well as the absurdity of a life spawned by Hollywood royalty whose lofty status has ultimately been surpassed by her own outer-space royalty"--Provided by publisher.

Blood brother : Jonathan Daniels and his sacrifice for civil rights

New Nonfiction - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 13:40
by Wallace, Rich
Publisher Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights, [2016] ©2016
First edition.
352 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Call Number 973.92092 WAL
Summary "Jonathan Daniels, a white seminary student from New Hampshire, traveled to Selma, Alabama, in 1965 to help with voter registration of black residents. After the voting rights marches, he remained in Alabama, in the area known as "Bloody Lowndes," an extremely dangerous area for white freedom fighters, to assist civil rights workers. Five months later, Jonathan Daniels was shot and killed while saving the life of Ruby Sales, a black teenager. Through Daniels's poignant letters, papers, photographs, and taped interviews, authors Rich Wallace and Sandra Neil Wallace explore what led Daniels to the moment of his death, the trial of his murderer, and how these events helped reshape both the legal and political climate of Lowndes County and the nation."--Publisher's website.

Zika : the emerging epidemic

New Nonfiction - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 13:40
by McNeil, Donald G., Jr.,
Publisher W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
First edition.
203 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Call Number 614.5 MCN
Summary An exploration of Zika's origins, how it's spreading, the race for a cure, and what we can do to protect ourselves now.

Almost Friends [videorecording].

New Feature Film DVDs - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 07:40
by Highmore, Freddie
Publisher Gravitas Ventures, 2018.
Widescreen ed.
1 videodisc (ca. 101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA ALM
Summary Once a promising young chef, now an unmotivated twenty-something, Charlie is living at home with his mother and stepfather while working as an assistant manager at a movie theatre and living vicariously through his best friend, Ben. But his life takes an unpredictable turn when he finds himself falling for local barista Amber. Problem is, Amber has her own distractions, her mooching cousin/roommate, a track-star boyfriend and steadfast plans to move to New York City.

Blade Runner 2049 (DVD) [videorecording].

New Feature Film DVDs - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 07:40
by Ford, Harrison
Publisher Warner Bros., 2018.
Widescreen ed.
1 videodisc (ca. 163 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number SCI-FI BLA
Summary A young blade runner's discovery of a long buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years. "...this is a movie that takes itself very seriously..."--San Francisco Chronicle "There is a something to think about here, a fair amount to feel and even more to see."--New York Times "The special effects are impeccable, and include sequences that blur the line, evocatively, between what's real and unreal."--Washington Post

Arrival [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 04:40
by Villeneuve, Denis, 1967-
Publisher Paramount Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (116 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number SCI-FI ARR
Summary When mysterious spacecraft touch down around the world, a team, including linguist Louise Banks, is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers, and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.