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Bluebird, bluebird : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 18:40
by Locke, Attica,
Publisher Mulholland Books, Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
307 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F LOC
Summary When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules--a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows all too well. Deeply ambivalent about growing up black in the lone star state, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could. Until duty called him home. When his allegiance to his roots puts his job in jeopardy, he travels up Highway 59 to the small town of Lark, where two murders--a black lawyer from Chicago and a local white woman--have stirred up a hornet's nest of resentment. Darren must solve the crimes--and save himself in the process--before Lark's long-simmering racial fault lines erupt. A rural noir suffused with the unique music, color, and nuance of East Texas, Bluebird, Bluebird is an exhilarating, timely novel about the collision of race and justice in America.

Little fires everywhere

New Adult Fiction - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 18:40
by Ng, Celeste,
Publisher Penguin Press, [2017] ©2017
338 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F NG
Summary From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, the intertwined stories of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the mother and daughter who upend their lives. In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned - from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren - an enigmatic artist and single mother - who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community. When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town--and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs. Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood - and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.--Provided by Publisher.

The age of perpetual light : stories

New Adult Fiction - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 18:40
by Weil, Josh,
Publisher Grove Press, 2017.
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
pages cm
Books
Call Number F WEI
Summary Stories selected from a decade of work that explore themes of progress, the pursuit of knowledge, and humankind's eternal attempt to decrease the darkness in the world. Beginning at the dawn of the past century, in the early days of electrification, and moving into an imagined future in which the world is lit day and night, each tale in The Age of Perpetual Light follows deeply-felt characters through different eras in American history; from a Jewish dry goods peddler who falls in love with an Amish woman while showing her the wonders of an Edison Lamp, to a 1940 farmers' uprising against the unfair practices of a power company, a Serbian immigrant teenage boy in 1990's Vermont desperate to catch a glimpse of an experimental satellite, to a back-to-the-land couple forced to grapple with their daughter's autism during winter's longest night.

Fireblood

New YA Books - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 15:39
by Blake, Elly,
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
410 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F BLA
Summary Ruby leaves her beloved Arcus and travels to her mother's homeland of Sudesia, where she must pass a series of trials in order to hone her control of fire and become a Fireblood master, gaining the trust of the wary Fireblood queen and access to the knowledge that will allow her to defeat the destructive Minax.

2016 World Series [DVD videorecording] : the complete game 7, Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians.

New Feature Film DVDs - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 15:39
by Shout! Factory (Firm),
Publisher Shout Factory, [2016]
Widescreen.
2 videodiscs (approximately 300 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number XX(1619627.3)
Summary Game Seven is presented in its entirety, preserving the complete footage of an epic game for which Chicago Cubs fans had been waiting 108 years.

American wrestler, the wizard [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 15:39
by Ranarivelo, Alex,
Publisher Warner Bros. Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (approximately 117 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number XX(1637945.3)
Summary In this inspiring tale based on true events, seventeen-year-old Ali Jahani is a newcomer to a small California town, where he stands out as different in an unwelcoming community. Living with his embittered uncle, the boy faces a mountain of adversity everywhere he turns. Rejected by everyone but determined to fit in, he joins the schools' floundering wrestling team. With a chance to change how others see him, Ali must step up and learn to be a hero.

Beatriz at dinner [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 15:39
by Arteta, Miguel,
Publisher Roadside Attractions LLC, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (83 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number XX(1634767.1)
Summary Beatriz, an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a spiritual health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire real estate developer. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same.

Captain Underpants: the first epic movie [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 15:39
by Soren, David, 1973-
Publisher Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (90 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number XX(1631560.1)
Summary Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

Empire. The complete third season [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 15:39
by Howard, Terrence,
Publisher 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
5 videodiscs (approximately 792 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number XX(1640544.3)
Summary Empire returns for a third season, with its hottest music and most tantalizing storylines yet. While Lucious launches Empire's music streaming division, his half-brother Tariq launches a murder investigation of Lucious. And as Cookie's romance with Angelo Dubois heats up, so does Angelo's campaign for mayor. The Lyon brothers face troubles from the heats up, so does Angelo's campaign for mayor.

Germans & Jews [videorecording].

New Feature Film DVDs - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 15:39
Publisher First Run Features, 2017.
Widescreen ed.
1 videodisc (ca. 76 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number XX(1639323.1)
Summary Through personal stories, the documentary explores Germany's transformation as a society, from silence about the Holocaust to facing it head on. Unexpectedly, a nuanced story of reconciliation emerges. What began as a private conversation between the two filmmakers and friends, Tal Recanati (Jewish) and Janina Quint (non-Jewish German), grew into a cultural exchange among many and we realize that the two people are inextricably linked through the memory of the Holocaust.

It comes at night [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 15:39
by Shults, Trey Edwards,
Publisher Lionsgate, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (approximately 92 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number XX(1631252.3)
Summary Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son. Then a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.

The mummy [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 15:39
by Kurtzman, Alex,
Publisher Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (approximately 110 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number XX(1631255.2)
Summary Thought safely entombed deep beneath the desert, an ancient princess whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day. Her malevolence has grown over millennia and with it come terrors that defy human comprehension.

This is us. The complete first season [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 15:39
by Fogelman, Dan,
Publisher Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
5 videodiscs (approximately 775 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number XX(1640214.3)
Summary Centered on characters who share the same birthday, the story follows several decades in the lives of Jack and Rebecca Pearson. As the plot unfolds, it traverses numerous timelines, and intertwines the stories of people whose lives connect in unexpected ways. Filled with memorable performances from its acclaimed cast, it is a smart, poignant dramedy.

Fifth Harmony [sound recording]

New Music - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 15:39
by Gucci Mane, 1980-
Publisher Epic Records, [2017]
[Explicit version]
1 audio disc (33 min., 3 sec.) : CD audio, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD 781.66 FIF

The Romanov ransom [CD sound recording] : a Sam and Remi Fargo adventure

New Books on CD - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 15:39
by Cussler, Clive,
Publisher Penguin Audio ; Books on Tape, [2017]
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (approximately 10 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number AUDIO BOOK FIC CUSSLER
Summary "In 1918, a ransom of enormous size was paid to free the Romanovs from the Bolsheviks, but, as history knows, the Romanovs died anyway. And the ransom? During World War II, the Nazis stole it from the Russians, and after that--it vanished. Until now. When a modern-day kidnapping captures the attention of husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo, the couple soon learn that these long-lost riches may be back in play, held in trust by the descendants of a Nazi guerrilla faction called the Werewolves. It is their mission to establish the Fourth Reich, and their time is coming soon. As the Fargos follow the trail across Europe, Northern Africa, and South America, they know only one thing. This quest is greater than anything they have ever done--it is their chance to make someone answer for unspeakable crimes, and to prevent them from happening again"--

Proof of life [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 15:39
by Jance, Judith A.,
Publisher HarperCollins, [2017]
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (12 hr., 10 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD M JAN
Summary Before he retired, J.P. Beaumont had looked forward to having his days all to himself. But too much free time doesn't suit a man used to brushing close to danger. When his longtime nemesis, retired Seattle crime reporter Maxwell Cole, dies in what's officially deemed to be an accidental fire, Beau is astonished to be dragged into the investigation at the request of none other than the deceased victim himself. In the process, Beau learns that just because a long-ago case was solved does not mean it's over.

The woman in cabin 10 [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 15:39
by Ware, Ruth,
Publisher Audioworks, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, [2016] ℗2016
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (approximately 11 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F WAR
Summary In this tightly wound, enthralling story reminiscent of Agatha Christie's works, Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea. At first, Lo's stay is nothing but pleasant: the cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for--and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo's desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong.

Map of the heart [CD sound recording]: a novel

New Books on CD - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 15:39
by Wiggs, Susan,
Publisher HarperCollins, [2017]
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (11 hr, 46 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD ROM WIG
Summary An accomplished photographer, widow, and mother, Camille Palmer is content with the blessings she's enjoyed. When her aging father asks her to go with him to his native France, she has no idea that she's embarking on an adventure that will shake her complacency and utterly transform her.

God's wolf : the life of the most notorious of all crusaders, scourge of Saladin

New Biographies - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 15:39
by Lee, Jeffrey, 1966-
Publisher W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.
First American edition.
332 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number B REYNALD DE CHATILLION
Summary In a 2010 terrorist plot, Al-Qaeda hid a bomb in a FedEx shipment addressed to Reynald de Chatillon, a knight who had died centuries ago in the crusades. A reviled figure in Islamic history, often portrayed as the very epitome of brutality, Reynald remains as controversial--and as vividly present in the minds of many in the Middle East--as the story of the crusades themselves. An epic saga set in the midst of a violent clash of civilizations, God's Wolf tells the story of Reynald's staggering rise from lowly soldier to prince of Antioch, one of the crusader kingdoms in the Near East. Jeffrey Lee argues that, despite his brutality, Reynald was a strong military leader and an effective statesman who defended his kingdom against attacks from Byzantines, Armenians, and Muslims. A tale of faith, fanaticism, and brutality, God's Wolf is the fascinating story of an exceptional crusader and a provocative reinterpretation of the crusader era--

Miss D & me : life with the invincible Bette Davis

New Biographies - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 15:39
by Sermak, Kathryn,
Publisher Hachette Books, 2017.
First edition.
viii, 278 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number B SERMAK
Summary The legendary actress's personal assistant recounts their time together, discussing the renaissance of Davis's career in her later years and the public betrayal that nearly killed her.

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