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A mother like mine

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 07:02
by Hewitt, Kate,
Publisher Berkley, 2017.
First edition.
371 pages ; 21 cm.
Call Number F HEW
Summary "Welcome to England's beautiful Lake District, where a reluctant reunion forges a new bond between a daughter and her wayward mother ... Abby Rhodes is just starting to get her life on track. After her fiance's unexpected death, she returned with her young son to the small village where she grew up and threw herself into helping her ailing grandmother run the town's beach cafe. Then one evening, her mother, Laura, shows up in Hartley-by-the-Sea and announces her plan to stay. After twenty years away, she now wants to focus on the future--and has no intention, it seems, of revisiting the painful past. Laura Rhodes has made a lot of mistakes, and many of them concern her daughter. But as Abby gets little glimpses into her mother's life, she begins to realize there are depths to Laura she never knew. Slowly, Abby and Laura start making tentative steps toward each other, only to have life become even more complicated when an unexpected tragedy arises. Together, the two women will discover truths both sad and surprising that draw them closer to a new understanding of what it means to truly forgive someone you love"--


New Adult Fiction - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 07:02
by Scottoline, Lisa,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2017.
First edition.
341 pages ; 25 cm.
Call Number F SCO
Summary "Mary DiNunzio wants to represent her old friend Simon Pensiera, a sales rep who was wrongly fired by his company, but her partner Bennie Rosato represents the parent company. When she confronts Mary, explaining this is a conflict of interest, an epic battle of wills and legal strategy between the two ensues--ripping the law firm apart, forcing everyone to take sides and turning friend against friend"--

Avengers unleashed. Vol. 2, Secret empire

New YA Graphic Novels and Manga - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 04:03
by Waid, Mark, 1962-
Publisher Marvel Worldwide, Inc., 2017. ©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Call Number GN YA F AVE
Summary As Hydra's empire rises, the Avengers must regroup, and this time one of their worst foes, Doctor Doom, dons an IronMan suit and joins the team.

Is it wrong to try to pick Up girls in a dungeon? : Vol. 8

New YA Graphic Novels and Manga - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 04:03
by Ōmori, Fujino.
Publisher Yen Press, 2017. ©2017
First Yen Press edition.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations, some color ; 19 cm
Call Number GN YA F OMO
Summary Bell's adventures in the dungeon continue in this eighth installment of the massively popular manga adaptation of the original light novel series!

Power and empire / [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 04:02
by Cameron, Marc,
Publisher Penguin Random House, [2017]
13 audio discs (16 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F CLA
Summary Jack Ryan is dealing with an aggresive challenge from the Chinese government. It seems that President Zhao is determined to limit Ryan's choices in the upcoming G20 negotiations. But there are hints that there's even more going on behind the scene. A routine traffic stop in rural Texas leads to a shocking discovery--a link to a Chinese spy who may have intelligence that lays bare an unexpected revelation. John Clark and the members of the Campus are in close pursuit, but can they get the information in time?

Oathbringer / [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 04:02
by Sanderson, Brandon,
Publisher Macmillan Audio, [2017]
43 audio discs (55.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD FAN SAN
Summary Humanity faces a new Desolation with the return of the Voidbringers, and unless Dalinar can confront his past, even the restoration of the Knights Radiant will not prevent the end of civilization.

Every landlord's guide to managing property : best practices, from move-in to move-out

New Nonfiction - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 04:02
by Boyer, Michael (Property manager),
Publisher Nolo, 2015.
First edition.
447 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number 333.5 BOY
Summary Written for the millions of landlords who own a single-family home, condo, or small (less than four unit) multiplex, Every Landlord's Guide to Managing Property helps them learn how to keep their day job and manage their properties (and tenants) on the side. It provides the best practical and legal compliance advice for small-time landlords who want to manage and grow a successful rental property business with a personalized approach and minimal hassle and cost. This book focuses on everyday skills the do-it-yourself landlord needs, including property oversight and maintenance, effective communication with tenants, and general management. It covers a wide range of topics, such as how to: market and differentiate your rental units from the competition; handle nitty-gritty maintenance-from snow removal to toilet clogs to painting; screen and deal with tenant issues like late rent payments, pet problems, clutter, unauthorized occupants, and other conflicts; track income and expenses for filing taxes and completing Schedule E; hire and work with outside contractors, lawyers, and other help.

Under water

New Mystery Fiction - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 04:02
by Barrett, Casey,
Publisher Kensington Books, 2017.
First Kensington hardcover edition.
309 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number M BAR
Summary Disgraced competitive swimmer and unlicensed PI Duck Darley must revisit his past when he is tasked with finding the daughter of a former roommate, an investigation that is complicated by the murder of the missing girl's ex-boyfriend.

X marks the Scot

New Mystery Fiction - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 04:02
by Dunnett, Kaitlyn,
Publisher Kensington Books, 2017.
First Kensington hardcover edition.
278 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number M DUN
Summary After she hires an archivist to help her research a treasure map that she found at the Chadwick estate in Moosetookalook, Maine, Scottish Emporium owner Lisa MacCrimmon is horrified when the archivist is murdered, and takes it upon herself to find the killer.

Insidious intent a Tony Hill and Carol Jordan novel

New Mystery Fiction - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 04:02
by McDermid, Val,
Publisher Atlantic Monthly Press, 2017.
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
424 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number M MCD
Summary When charred human remains are discovered in the driver's seat of a burning car, DCI Carol Jordan and psychological profiler Tony Hill are brought in to investigate. They soon discover that what appeared to be a terrible accident is, in fact, murder. Delving deeper into the case, they begin the dangerous hunt for a most sinister killer with the power to inflict untold fear and pain on their victims.

The body in the casket : a Faith Fairchild mystery

New Mystery Fiction - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 04:02
by Page, Katherine Hall,
Publisher William Morrow, 2017.
238 pages ; 24 cm.
Call Number M PAG
Summary "The inimitable Faith Fairchild returns in a chilling New England whodunit, inspired by the best Agatha Christie mysteries and with hints of the timeless board game Clue. For most of her adult life, resourceful caterer Faith Fairchild has called the sleepy Massachusetts village of Aleford home. While the native New Yorker has come to know the region well, she isn't familiar with Havencrest, a privileged enclave, until the owner of Rowan House, a secluded sprawling Arts and Crafts mansion, calls her about catering a weekend house party. Producer/director of a string of hit musicals, Max Dane--a Broadway legend--is throwing a lavish party to celebrate his seventieth birthday. At the house as they discuss the event, Faith's client makes a startling confession. "I didn't hire you for your cooking skills, fine as they may be, but for your sleuthing ability. You see, one of the guests wants to kill me." Faith's only clue is an ominous birthday gift the man received the week before--an empty casket sent anonymously containing a twenty-year-old Playbill from Max's last, and only failed, production--Heaven or Hell. Consequently, Max has drawn his guest list for the party from the cast and crew. As the guests begin to arrive one by one, and an ice storm brews overhead, Faith must keep one eye on the menu and the other on her host to prevent his birthday bash from becoming his final curtain call. Full of delectable recipes, brooding atmosphere, and Faith's signature biting wit, The Body in the Casket is a delightful thriller that echoes the beloved mysteries of Agatha Christie and classic films such as Murder by Death and Deathtrap"--

The overneath

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 04:02
by Beagle, Peter S.,
Publisher Tachyon Publications LLC, 2017. ©2017
333 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F BEA
Summary An odd couple patrols a county full of mythological beasts and ornery locals. A familiar youngster from the world of The Last Unicorn is gifted in magic but terrible at spell-casting. A seemingly incorruptible judge meets his match in a mysterious thief who steals his heart. Two old friends discover that the Overneath goes anywhere, including locations better left unvisited.

The wake up : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 04:02
by Hyde, Catherine Ryan,
Publisher Lake Union Publishing, [2017]
322 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F HYD

An Amish courtship on Ice Mountain

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 04:02
by Long, Kelly.
Publisher Kensington Publishing Corp., [2017]
281 pages ; 18 cm.
Call Number F LON
Summary Nineteen-year-old caregiver Martha believes that Joel Umble, the future Bishop of Ice Mountain, is out of her league until a possible future with Joel is revealed to her in an unexpected way at the creek.

Hunter killer : the war with China--the battle for the Central Pacific

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 04:02
by Poyer, David,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2017.
First edition.
314 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F POY
Summary World War with China explodes in Hunter Killer, David Poyer's dramatic new thriller. The United States stands nearly alone in its determination to fight, rather than give into the expansionist demands of the aggressive new "People's Empire." The naval and air forces of the Associated Powers - China, Pakistan, Iran, and North Korea - have used advanced technology and tactical nuclear weapons to devastate America's fleet in the Pacific, while its massive army forced humiliating surrenders on Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, and other crucial allies. Admiral Dan Lenson, commanding a combined US-South Korean naval force, and Commander Cheryl Staurulakis of USS Savo Island fight to turn the tide and prepare for an Allied counteroffensive. Meanwhile, SEAL operator Teddy Oberg escapes from a hellish POW camp and heads west through desolate mountains toward what he hopes will be freedom. Hector Ramos, an unwilling recruit, learns the Marine Corps has an ethos all its own. And in Washington, DC, Dan's wife Blair Titus helps formulate America's political response to overwhelming setbacks in the Pacific and at on the home front. Filled with dramatic battle scenes from ship, submarine, and air warfare to desperate hand-to-hand Marine Corps combat, and informed by the author's own background as a Navy captain and defense analyst, Hunter Killer is a powerful, all-too-believable novel about how the next world war might unfold.

Imperfect justice

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 04:02
by Putman, Cara C.,
Publisher Thomas Nelson, [2017]
339 pages 22 cm.
Call Number F PUT
Summary The police say the woman was a murderer. Emilie Wesley knows they can't be talking about her client. but she can't prove it. To the world it seems obvious: Kaylene Turner snapped and killed her daughter and then was shot by police. However, attorney Emilie Wesley knows a different story. Kaylene was a nurturer at heart looking for a way out of a controlling, abusive marriage. Kaylene's death shakes Emilie's world and her belief that she can make a difference for these women. Self-doubt plagues her, and she finds herself struggling to continue her work in the wake of tragedy. Austen Billings thought he knew his sister--right up until he learned of the manner of her death. He receives a letter from Kaylene begging him to fight for custody of her daughters if anything should happen to her. No attorney in her right mind would take on his case, but Kaylene's letter claims Emilie Wesley will help him. Thrown together in the race to save Kinley Turner from a father who isn't all that he seems, Emily and Austen pursue the constantly evasive truth. But if they can hang on to hope together, maybe they can save Kinley--and find a future for themselves in the process"--

The ice house

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 04:02
by Smith, Laura Lee, 1968-
Publisher Grove Press, 2017.
First edition, First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
446 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F SMI
Summary "The Ice House follows the beleaguered MacKinnons as they weather the possible loss of the family business, a serious medical diagnosis, and the slings and arrows of familial discord. Johnny MacKinnon might be on the verge of losing it all. The ice factory he married into, which he's run for decades, is facing devastating OSHA fines following a mysterious accident and may have to close. The only hope for Johnny's livelihood is that someone in the community saw something, but no one seems to be coming forward. He hasn't spoken to his son Corran back in Scotland since Corran's heroin addiction finally drove Johnny to the breaking point. And now, after a collapse on the factory floor, it appears Johnny may have a brain tumor. Johnny's been ordered to take it easy, but in some ways, he thinks, what's left to lose? This may be his last chance to bridge the gap with Corran--and to have any sort of relationship with the baby granddaughter he's never met. Witty and heartbreaking by turns, The Ice House is a vibrant portrait of multifaceted, exquisitely human characters that readers will not soon forget. It firmly establishes Laura Lee Smith as a gifted voice in American fiction"--

Letterman : the last giant of late night

New Biographies - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 13:00
by Zinoman, Jason
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
xvi, 345 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Call Number 791.45028 ZIN
Summary In a career spanning more than thirty years, David Letterman redefined the modern talk show with an ironic comic style that transcended traditional television. While he remains one of the most famous stars in America, he is a remote, even reclusive, figure whose career is widely misunderstood. Here, Jason Zinoman, the first comedy critic in the history of the New York Times, mixes groundbreaking reporting with unprecedented access and probing critical analysis to explain the unique entertainer's titanic legacy. Moving from his early days in Indiana to his retirement, Zinoman goes behind the scenes of Letterman's television career to illuminate the origins of his revolutionary comedy, its overlooked influences, and how his work intersects with and reveals his famously eccentric personality.

Swiat kobiety

Magazines - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 18:54
Publisher [Interia.pl]
volumes : illustrations ; 29 cm
Call Number XX(1617920.1) JAN 2017