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Secrets in death [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:13
by Robb, J. D., 1950-
Publisher Brilliance Audio, [2017] ©2017 ℗2017
Unabridged.
11 audio discs (13 hr., 8 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F ROB
Summary "Lt. Eve Dallas must separate rumors from reality when a woman who traffics in other people's secrets is silenced. The chic Manhattan nightspot Du Vin is not the kind of place Eve Dallas would usually patronize, and it's not the kind of bar where a lot of blood gets spilled. But that's exactly what happens one cold February evening. The mortally wounded woman is Larinda Mars, a self-described "social information reporter," or as most people would call it, a professional gossip. As it turns out, she was keeping the most shocking stories quiet, for profitable use in her side business as a blackmailer. Setting her sights on rich, prominent marks, she'd find out what they most wanted to keep hidden and then bleed them dry. Now someone's done the same to her, literally--with a knife to the brachial artery. Eve didn't like Larinda Mars. But she likes murder even less. To find justice for this victim, she'll have to plunge into the dirty little secrets of all the people Larinda Mars victimized herself. But along the way, she may be exposed to some information she really didn't want to know..."--

Unstoppable : my life so far

New Books on CD - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:13
by Sharapova, Maria, 1987-
Publisher Macmillan Audio, 2017.
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (8 hr., 12 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD B SHARAPOVA
Summary In the middle of the night, a father and his daughter step off a Greyhound bus in Florida and head straight to the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy. They ring the bell, though no one is expecting them. They don't speak English. They've arrived from Russia with only $700 and the conviction that this six-year-old will be the next tennis star. Surprisingly, they are right. Young Maria Sharapova went on to become one of the best, most famous, and highest-paid athletes. At seventeen, she won Wimbledon. At eighteen, she was ranked number one. To date, she has won five Grand Slams. Her stardom spills off the court to fashion, philanthropy, food. But at the peak of her popularity, Sharapova faced a new challenge, after testing positive for a banned drug. The backlash was shocking, sponsors fled, fans berated her, and she received a two-year suspension. Despite successfully appealing her sentence, she still faced the battle of maintaining her eminence on the court and her place in fans' hearts.

Let's Prepare for the Parcc Grade 7 Ela/Literacy Test

New Nonfiction - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:13
by Pizzo M. Ed, Joseph
Publisher Barron's Educational Series 20160901
Books
Call Number XX(1645363.1)

Let's Prepare for the PARCC Grade 7 Math Test

New Nonfiction - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:13
by Scott M. S., Kristen
Publisher Barron's Educational Series 20160901
Books
Call Number XX(1645361.1)

Let's Prepare for the Parcc Grade 8 Ela/Literacy Test

New Nonfiction - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:13
by Hassall M. a., Tim
Publisher Barron's Educational Series 20160901
Books
Call Number XX(1645364.1)

Let's Prepare for the PARCC Grade 8 Math Test

New Nonfiction - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:13
by Brendel M. Ed, Judith T.
Publisher Barron's Educational Series 20160901
Books
Call Number XX(1645362.1)

Aunt Dimity and the widow's curse

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:13
by Atherton, Nancy,
Publisher Viking, [2017]
227 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number M ATH
Summary "Nancy Atherton's twenty-second cozy mystery in the beloved, nationally bestselling Aunt Dimity series. It's early April in the small English village of Finch. Lori Shepherd's husband and sons are spending Easter break camping, and Lori is perfectly happy to be left at home with Bess, spared a week of roughing it with a curious toddler. The two attend a village events committee meeting and Lori is astonished when the elderly, soft-spoken widow Mrs. Annabelle Craven stands to make an announcement: she's decided to hold a quilting bee in the old schoolhouse. At the quilting bee, Lori ends up seated beside Mrs. Craven, delighted at the opportunity to learn more about her neighbor's life in the village of Old Cowerton. But dear, sweet Mrs. Craven's stories reveal a startling secret about her first husband's death. With Aunt Dimity's advice, Lori sets out to learn the truth about what the residents of Old Cowerton refer to as the "widow's curse"--And the deeper she digs, the more horrifying the tale becomes, until she discovers the most astounding revelation of all"--

A hiss before dying : a Mrs. Murphy mystery

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:13
by Brown, Rita Mae,
Publisher Bantam Books, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
xvii, 350 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Books
Call Number M BRO
Summary "Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown are back chasing mystery with their unique circle of Southern sleuths. And though the changing colors of fall are a beauty to behold, this year the scattered leaves hide a grim surprise. Autumn is in the air in the Blue Ridge Mountain community of Crozet, Virginia--and all the traditions of the changing seasons are under way. Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen cleans her cupboards, her husband, Fair, prepares the horses for the shorter days ahead, and the clamorous barking of beagles signals the annual rabbit chase through the central Virginia hills. But the last thing the local beaglers and their hounds expect to flush out is a dead body. Disturbingly, it's the second corpse to turn up, after that of a missing truck driver too disfigured to identify. The deaths seem unrelated--until Harry picks up a trail of clues dating back to the state's post-Revolutionary past. The echoes of the Shot Heard Round the World pale in comparison to the dangerous shootout Harry narrowly escapes unscathed. Next time, it may be the killer who gets lucky. But not if Harry's furry friends Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tucker can help it. Lending their sharp-nosed talents to the hunt, they'll help their mistress keep more lives from being lost--and right an injustice buried since the early days of America's independence"--

The chalk pit : a Ruth Galloway mystery

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:13
by Griffiths, Elly,
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2017] ©2017
First U.S. edition.
viii, 360 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number M GRI
Summary "Norwich is riddled with old chalk-mining tunnels, but no one's sure exactly how many. When Ruth is called in to investigate a set of human remains found in one of them, she notices the bones are almost translucent, a sign they were boiled soon after death. Once more, she finds herself at the helm of a murder investigation. Meanwhile, DCI Nelson is hunting for a missing homeless woman, Barbara, who he hears has gone "underground." Could she have disappeared into the labyrinth? And if so, is she connected to the body Ruth found? As Ruth, Nelson, and the rest of their team investigate the tunnels, they hear rumors of secret societies, cannibalism, and ritual killings. When a dead body is found with a map that appears to be of The Underground, they realize their quest to find the killer has only just begun--and that there may be more bodies underfoot" --

Beyond reason

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:13
by Martin, Kat,
Publisher Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2017] ©2017
395 pages ; 18 cm.
Books
Call Number M MAR
Summary Five weeks ago Carly Drake stood at her grandfather's grave. Now she's burying Drake Trucking's top driver, and the cops have no leads on the hijacking or murder. Faced with bankruptcy, phone threats and the fear of failure, Carly has to team up with the last man she wants to owe--Lincoln Cain. Cain is magnetic, powerful, controlling--and hiding more than one secret. He promised Carly's granddad he'd protect her. The old man took a chance on him when he was nothing but a kid with a record, and now he's the multi-millionaire owner of a rival firm. But Linc's money can't protect Carly from the men who'll do anything to shut her down, or the secrets behind Drake Trucking. If she won't sell out, the only way to keep her safe is to keep her close--and fight like hell.

Caroline : Little House, revisited

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:13
by Miller, Sarah Elizabeth, 1979-
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
First edition.
367 pages : map ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F MIL
Summary In the frigid days of February, 1870, Caroline Ingalls, her husband Charles, and their little girls, Mary and Laura, leave the familiar comforts of the Big Woods of Wisconsin and head west to settle in a beautiful, unpredictable land full of promise and peril--the Kansas Indian Territory. The pioneer life is a hard one, especially for a pregnant woman with no friends or kin to turn to for comfort or help. The burden of work must be shouldered alone, sickness tended without the aid of doctors, and babies birthed without the accustomed hands of mothers or sisters. But Caroline's world is also full of tender joys. In adapting to this strange new place and transforming a rough log house built by Charles into a home, Caroline must draw on untapped wells of strength she does not know she possesses. For more than eighty years, generations of readers have been enchanted by the adventures of the American frontier's most famous child, Laura Ingalls Wilder, in the Little House books. Now, that familiar story is retold in this captivating tale of family, fidelity, hardship, love, and survival that vividly reimagines our past. --

Kiss me someone : stories

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:13
by Shepard, Karen,
Publisher Tin House Books, 2017.
First English edition, First US Edition.
236 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F SHE
Summary Karen Shepard's Kiss me someone is inhabited by women who walk the line between various states: adolescence and adulthood, stability and uncertainty, selfishness and compassion. They navigate the obstacles that come with mixed-race identity and instabilities in social class, and they use their liminal positions to leverage power. They employ rage and tenderness and logic and sex, but for all of their rationality they're drawn to self-destructive behavior. Shepard's stories explore what we do to lessen our burdens of sadness and isolation; her characters, fiercely true to themselves, are caught between their desire to move beyond their isolation and a fear that it's exactly where they belong.

Fist fight [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 01:11
by Robichaux, Van,
Publisher distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, [2017] ©2017
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number COMEDY FIS
Summary On the last day of high school, mild-mannered English teacher Andy Campbell tries to keep it together amidst senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration, and budget cuts that put jobs on the line. Then he accidentally crosses his much tougher and deeply feared colleague, Ron Strickland, who challenges Campbell to an old-fashioned throw down. News of the fight spreads like wildfire and it ends up becoming the very thing the school, and Campbell, needs.

Harry Styles [sound recording]

New Music - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 01:11
by Styles, Harry, 1994-
Publisher Erskine/Columbia Records, [2017]
1 audio disc (41 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD POP STY

Alice through the looking glass [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 13:10
by Bobin, James,
Publisher Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, [2016] Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2016]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (approximately 113 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FAMILY ALI
Summary Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.

Being Charlie [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 13:10
by Reiner, Rob,
Publisher Starz Media, [2016] ©2016
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA BEI
Summary Charlie, an eponymous eighteen-year-old, drifts in and out of rehab clinics for drug addiction while his actor-turned-politician father runs for governor of California. Charlie begins a relationship with fellow rehab patient Eva and the two attempt to get clean, but they find maintaining sobriety a constant struggle.

Café society [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 13:10
by Allen, Woody, 1935-
Publisher Lionsgate, [2016]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (approx. 96 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number COMEDY CAF
Summary Set in the 1930s, a young Bronx native moves to Hollywood where he falls in love with the secretary of his powerful uncle, an agent to the stars. After returning to New York he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life.

Free state of Jones [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 13:10
by Ross, Gary, 1956-
Publisher Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (140 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA FRE
Summary Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey stars in this epic, untold true story of defiant Southern farmer Newt Knight and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy during the Civil War. Despite overwhelming odds, Knight banded together with other small farmers and local slaves and launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones.

Ice age. Collision course [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 13:10
by Thurmeier, Mike,
Publisher Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2016]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (94 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FAMILY ICE
Summary Scrat's epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age world. To save themselves, Sid, Manny, Diego, and the rest of the herd must leave their home and embark on a quest full of comedy and adventure, traveling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colorful new characters.

Independence day. Resurgence [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 13:10
by Emmerich, Roland,
Publisher Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2016]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (120 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number SCI-FI IND 2
Summary Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare people for the aliens' advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring the world back from the brink of extinction.

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