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Max Steel [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 21:55
by O'Dowd, Bill,
Publisher Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number ACTION MAX
Summary Sixteen-year-old Max McGrath, whose body can generate the universe's most powerful energy, and a techno-organic extraterrestrial named Steel become unlikely friends and soon find themselves hunted by sinister forces who want to control Max's powers, as well as an unstoppable enemy from another galaxy.

Other people [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 21:55
by Kelly, Chris,
Publisher Wolfe, [2016]
1 videodisc (97 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA OTH
Summary A struggling gay comedy writer in New York City, fresh off a breakup and in the midst of the worst year of his life, returns home to Sacramento to care for his dying mother in this affecting family drama from "Saturday Night Live" writer Chris Kelly.

The duel [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 21:55
by Darcy-Smith, Kieran,
Publisher Lionsgate Premiere, [2016]
1 videodisc (approximately 100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number ACTION DUE
Summary A Texas ranger investigates a series of murders in a small town and uncovers a dark secret about the town's charismatic leader.

Phone power [sound recording]

New Music - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 21:55
by They Might Be Giants (Musical group),
Publisher Idlewild Recordings, [2016]
1 audio disc : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD POP THE
Summary After an incredible year of creativity, posting 52 new songs over the course of 2015, They Might Be Giants release a collection of eighteen new pop gems. It continues their all-killer, no-filler tradition from their recent efforts.

Wayfarer [CD sound recording]

New YA Books on CD - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 18:55
by Bracken, Alexandra,
Publisher Brilliance Audio, Inc., 2016 ©2017
13 audio discs (16 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Sound recording
Call Number YA BOCD F BRA
Summary Etta Spencer didn't know she was a traveler until the day she emerged both miles and years from her home. Now, robbed of the powerful object that was her only hope of saving her mother, Etta finds herself stranded once more, cut off from Nicholas, the eighteenth century privateer she loves, and her natural time. When Etta inadvertently stumbles into the heart of the Thorns, the renegade travelers who stole the astrolabe from her, she vows to finish what she started and destroy the astrolabe once and for all. Instead, she's blindsided by a bombshell revelation from their leader, Henry Hemlock: he is her father. Suddenly questioning everything she's been fighting for, Etta must choose a path, one that could transform her future.

A court of wings and ruin

New YA Books - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 18:55
by Maas, Sarah J.,
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 2017. ©2017
705 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Call Number YA F MAA
Summary Feyre returns to the Spring Court on a reconnaissance mission about the invading king. As a spy, the future of the entire kingdom may rely on her ability to play her part perfectly, and her decisions about who to trust and which allies are best will decide the outcome of the coming war.

Bread of angels

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 18:55
by Afshar, Tessa,
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2017]
xv, 398 pages : 22 cm
Call Number F AFS
Summary Purple. The foundation of an influential trade in a Roman world dominated by men. One woman rises up to take the reins of success in an incredible journey of courage, grit, and friendship. And along the way, she changes the world. But before she was Lydia, the seller of purple, she was simply a merchant's daughter who loved three things: her father, her ancestral home, and making dye. Then unbearable betrayal robs her of nearly everything. With only her father's secret formulas left, Lydia flees to Philippi and struggles to establish her business on her own. Determination and serendipitous acquaintances-along with her father's precious dye-help her become one of the city's preeminent merchants. But fear lingers in every shadow, until Lydia meets the apostle Paul and hears his message of hope, becoming his first European convert. Still, Lydia can't outrun her secrets forever, and when past and present collide, she must either stand firm and trust in her fledgling faith or succumb to the fear that has ruled her life.

The farmers' market mishap

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 18:55
by Brunstetter, Wanda E.,
Publisher Shiloh Run Press, an imprint of Barbour Publishing, Inc., [2017] © 2017
205 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F BRU
Summary "Living alone for the first time in her life is lonely for Elma Hochstetler, whose twin sister Thelma recently married. Though they share the running of a general store, more and more of Thelma's time is taken up by her growing family. Elma has dated some, but she wonders if she is just too picky to find love. Through a mishap at the farmers' market, Elma meets Ben Wagler and instantly likes him. But there is a problem. He lives in Grabill--50 miles away! But Elma has tried long-distance dating before, and it won't work for her. Besides the store needs her. Her sister needs her. Elma feels love will forever remain beyond her grasp. Elma has a habit of putting others before her own needs. Can she learn to take a risk at following the desires of her heart?" -- provided by publisher.

Little sister

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 18:55
by Gowdy, Barbara,
Publisher Tin House Books, [2017]
First U.S. edition.
299 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F GOW
Summary Thunderstorms are rolling across the summer sky. Every time one breaks, Rose Bowan loses consciousness and has vivid, realistic dreams about being in another woman's body. Is Rose merely dreaming? Or is she, in fact, inhabiting a stranger? Disturbed yet entranced, she sets out to discover what is happening to her, leaving the cocoon of her family's small repertory cinema for the larger, upended world of someone wildly different from herself. Meanwhile her mother is in the early stages of dementia, and has begun to speak for the first time in decades about another haunting presence: Rose's younger sister. In Little Sister, one woman fights to help someone she has never met, and to come to terms with a death for which she always felt responsible. With the elegant prose and groundbreaking imagination that have earned her international acclaim, Barbara Gowdy explores the astonishing power of empathy, the question of where we end and others begin, and the fierce bonds of motherhood and sisterhood.

Standard deviation

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 18:55
by Heiny, Katherine,
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
First edition.
319 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number F HEI
Summary "The celebrated author of Single, Carefree, Mellow, returns with her debut novel--a rueful, funny examination of love, marriage, infidelity, and origami. Divorcing his wife to marry his girlfriend, Audra, is the one impulsive thing Graham Cavanaugh has ever done. Audra is charming and spontaneous and fun, but life with her can be exhausting, constantly interrupted by phone calls, burdened by houseguests, and populated by old men with backpacks full of origami paper. As Graham and Audra struggle to define their marriage and raise a child with Asperger's, they decide to establish a friendship with his first wife, Elspeth. But former spouses are hard to categorize--are they friends, enemies, old flames, or just people who know you really, really well? Graham starts to wonder: How can anyone love two such different women? Did he make the right choice? Is there a right choice? A novel as poignant as it is hilarious, Standard Deviation never deviates from superb"--

The house at Bishopsgate

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 18:55
by Hickman, Katie,
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
430 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F HIC
Summary 1611. James I has recently succeeded to the throne and the Elizabethan age is over. A new artistic and intellectual Renaissance comes to England. As trade routes open up, a rich and cosmopolitan middle class emerges, with an interest in architecture, gardens and textiles. Seven years after he was all but destroyed in his quest to take possession of the Pindar Diamond, Levant Company merchant and former ambassador to Constantinople Paul Pindar returns triumphantly to England. Now one of the wealthiest merchants in London, he brings with him his wife, Celia Lamprey, the Englishwoman with whom, after many vicissitudes, he has at last been united. His great house on Bishopsgate has stood empty for ten years. Now, a phalanx of carpenters, upholsterers and gardeners have been summoned to restore it to its former glory. But all is not as it seems. Celia is frail, and their marriage, despite Celia's longing, is childless. Pindar arranges for Celia's old friend, Annetta, to join them from Venice as Celia's companion. But Annetta arrives to find that another woman, the widow Frances Sydenham, has insinuated herself into the Pindar household. Lady Sydenham seems to have a mysterious hold over Celia and, Annetta suspects, increasingly over Paul Pindar himself.

A good country : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 18:55
by Khadivi, Laleh,
Publisher Bloomsbury USA, 2017.
239 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F KHA
Summary "Laguna Beach, California, 2009. Alireza Courdee, a fourteen-year-old straight-A student and chemistry whiz, takes his first hit of pot. In as long as it takes to inhale and exhale, he is transformed from the high-achieving son of Iranian immigrants into a happy-go-lucky stoner. He loses his virginity, takes up surfing, and sneaks away to all-night raves. For the first time, Reza--now Rez--feels like an American teen. Life is smooth; even lying to his strict father comes easily. But then he changes again, falling out with the bad boy surfers and in with a group of kids more awake to the world around them, who share his background, and whose ideas fill him with a very different sense of purpose. Within a year, Reza and two friends are making their way to Syria to join in the fight. Timely, nuanced, and emotionally forceful, A Good Country is a gorgeous meditation on modern life, religious radicalization, and a young man caught among vastly different worlds. What we are left with at the dramatic end is not an assessment of good or evil, east versus west, but a lingering question that applies to all souls: Does a person decide how to live, or is their life decided for them? "--

Food of the Gods

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 18:55
by Khaw, Cassandra,
Publisher Abaddon Books Publications, 2017. ©2017
Collected edition.
238 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number FAN KHA
Summary "By day, Rupert Wong - sorcerer, chef, former triad - prepares delicious meals of human flesh for a dynasty of ghouls in Kuala Lumpur ; by night, he's an administrator for the Ten Chinese Hells. It's a living, of sorts. When the Dragon of the South demands that Rupert investigate the murders of his daughter and her mortal husband, Rupert is caught in a war between gods that's as bewildering as it is bloody. If he's going to survive, he'll need to stay sharp, stay lucky, and always read the fine print..."--Back cover.

The American spirit [CD sound recording] : who we are and what we stand for

New Books on CD - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 15:55
by McCullough, David G,
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.
4 audio discs (4 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 973 MCC
Summary Collects some of the author's speeches delivered throughout the course of his career that celebrate distinctly American principles and characteristics.

Paradise lost : a life of F. Scott Fitzgerald

New Biographies - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 15:55
by Brown, David S. (David Scott), 1966-
Publisher The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2017. ©2017
397 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary Pigeonholed in popular memory as a Jazz Age epicurean, a playboy, and an emblem of the Lost Generation, F. Scott Fitzgerald was at heart a moralist struck by the nation's shifting mood and manners after World War I. In Paradise Lost, David Brown contends that Fitzgerald's deepest allegiances were to a fading antebellum world he associated with his father's Chesapeake Bay roots. Yet as a midwesterner, an Irish Catholic, and a perpetually in-debt author, he felt like an outsider in the haute bourgeoisie haunts of Lake Forest, Princeton, and Hollywood--places that left an indelible mark on his worldview. In this comprehensive biography, Brown reexamines Fitzgerald's childhood, first loves, and difficult marriage to Zelda Sayre. He looks at Fitzgerald's friendship with Hemingway, the golden years that culminated with Gatsby, and his increasing alcohol abuse and declining fortunes which coincided with Zelda's institutionalization and the nation's economic collapse. Placing Fitzgerald in the company of Progressive intellectuals such as Charles Beard, Randolph Bourne, and Thorstein Veblen, Brown reveals Fitzgerald as a writer with an encompassing historical imagination not suggested by his reputation as "the chronicler of the Jazz Age." His best novels, stories, and essays take the measure of both the immediate moment and the more distant rhythms of capital accumulation, immigration, and sexual politics that were moving America further away from its Protestant agrarian moorings. Fitzgerald wrote powerfully about change in America, Brown shows, because he saw it as the dominant theme in his own family history and life.--

When we collided

New YA Books - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:54
by Lord, Emery,
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2016.
344 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F LOR
Summary Can seventeen-year-old Jonah save his family restaurant from ruin, his mother from her sadness, and his danger-seeking girlfriend Vivi from herself?

Songs about a girl

New YA Books - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:54
by Russell, Chris (Rock musician),
Publisher Flatiron Books, 2017.
First edition.
362 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number YA F RUS
Summary Charlie Bloom is happiest behind her camera, unseen and unnoticed. When former classmate Olly Samson gets in touch out of the blue, asking her to take backstage pictures of his new band, she takes him up on it. Charlie dreams of becoming a photographer, and it'll be good experience. But Olly's band, Fire&Lights, isn't playing ordinary gigs. They're stars on the rise, the hottest boy band in the country--and Charlie is immediately catapulted into the band's surreal world of paparazzi, sold-out arenas, and screaming fans. Soon enough, she becomes caught between Olly and Fire&Lights' gorgeous but damaged frontman, Gabriel West. As the boys' rivalry threatens to tear the band apart, Charlie stumbles on a secret about the band--and herself--hidden within the lyrics of their new #1 single.

My life as a zucchini [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:54
by Barras, Claude,
Publisher Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (approximately 68 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FAMILY MY
Summary After losing his mother, a young boy is sent to a foster home with other orphans his age where he begins to learn the meaning of trust and true love.

The shack [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:54
by Hazeldine, Stuart, 1971-
Publisher Lionsgate, [2017]
1 videodisc (132 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA SHA
Summary After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness.

Dragon teeth [CD sound recording] : a novel

New Books on CD - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:54
by Crichton, Michael, 1942-2008,
Publisher Harper Audio, [2017]
7 audio discs (465 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F CRI
Summary The year is 1876. Among the warring Indian tribes and lawless gold-rush towns of America's western territories, two paleontologists pillage the Wild West. They are hunting for dinosaur fossils, while surveilling, deceiving and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars. Into this treacherous territory plunges the arrogant and entitled Yale student William Johnson. Determined to survive a summer in the west to win a bet, William has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition. But Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, so he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a locus of crime and vice. Soon William joins forces with Cope and stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions. The struggle to protect this extraordinary treasure tests William's newfound resilience, and pits him against some of the West's most dangerous and notorious characters.