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Men without women : stories

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:54
by Murakami, Haruki, 1949-
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
First United States edition.
227 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F MUR
Summary "A dazzling new collection of short stories--the first major new work of fiction from the beloved, internationally acclaimed, Haruki Murakami since his #1 best-selling Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious women, baseball and the Beatles, woven together to tell stories that speak to us all. Marked by the same wry humor that has defined his entire body of work, in this collection Murakami has crafted another contemporary classic"--

Songs about a girl

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:54
by Russell, Chris (Rock musician),
Publisher Flatiron Books, 2017.
First edition.
362 pages ; 21 cm
Books
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.

The light we lost

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:54
by Santopolo, Jill,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
328 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F SAN
Summary Lucy is faced with a life-altering choice. But before she can make her decision, she must start her story--their story--at the very beginning. Lucy and Gabe meet as seniors at Columbia University on a day that changes both of their lives forever. Together, they decide they want their lives to mean something, to matter. When they meet again a year later, it seems fated--perhaps they'll find life's meaning in each other. But then Gabe becomes a photojournalist assigned to the Middle East and Lucy pursues a career in New York. What follows is a thirteen-year journey of dreams, desires, jealousies, betrayals, and, ultimately, of love. Was it fate that brought them together? Is it choice that has kept them away? Their journey takes Lucy and Gabe continents apart, but never out of each other's hearts. Me Before You meets One Day in this devastatingly romantic debut novel about the enduring power of first love, with a shocking, unforgettable ending. A Love Story for a new generation.

Chemistry : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:54
by Wang, Weike,
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
First edition.
211 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F WAN
Summary "A novel about a young Chinese woman whose graduate studies in chemistry go off track and lead her to discover the truths about her goals and desires"--

The bloody black flag : a Spider John mystery

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 06:54
by Goble, Steve, 1961-
Publisher Seventh Street Books, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2017.
237 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F GOB
Summary "1722--aboard a pirate ship off the American Colonial Coast. Spider John Rush never wanted to be a pirate, but it had happened and he'd learned to survive in the world of cut and thrust, fight or die. He and his friend Ezra knew that death could come at any moment, from grapeshot or storm winds or the end of a noose. But when Ezra is murdered in cold blood by a shipmate, Spider vows revenge. On a ship where every man is a killer many times over, how can Spider find the man who killed his friend? There is no law here, so if justice is to be done, he must do it. He will have to solve the crime and exact revenge himself. One wrong step will lead to certain death, but Spider is determined to look into the dying eyes of the man who killed his friend, even if it means his own death"-- "Agatha Christie meets Patrick O'Brian in the first book in a new series of swashbuckling historical mysteries featuring Spider John Rush, a most reluctant pirate"--

The half-drowned king : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 06:54
by Hartsuyker, Linnea,
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
431 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F HAR
Summary "The first installment in a debut trilogy, THE HALF-DROWNED KING tells the compelling story of the political intrigues, battles, and struggles for power that led to the rise of King Harald the Fair-Haired, first king of Norway, seen through the eyes of the young man who became his most trusted warrior and advisor. Conjuring a bloodthirsty, superstitious, and thrilling ancient world (9th century), this debut novel is for fans of Game of Thrones, the Vikings TV series, and Outlander"--

Affections

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 06:54
by Hasbún, Rodrigo, 1981-
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2017.
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
132 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F HAS
Summary "A haunting novel about an unusual family's breakdown--set in South America during the time of Che Guevara and inspired by the life of Third Reich cinematographer Hans Ertl--from the literary star Jonathan Safran Foer calls, "a great writer." Inspired by real events, Affections is the story of the eccentric, fascinating Ertl clan, headed by the egocentric and extraordinary Hans, once the cameraman for the Nazi propagandist Leni Riefenstahl. Shortly after the end of World War II, Hans and his family flee to Bolivia to start over. There, the ever-restless Hans decides to embark on an expedition in search of the fabled lost Inca city of Paititi, enlisting two of his daughters to join him on his outlandish quest into the depths of the Amazon, with disastrous consequences. Set against the backdrop of the both optimistic and violent 1950s and 1960s, Affections traces the Ertls's slow and inevitable breakdown through the various erratic trajectories of each family member: Hans's undertakings of colossal, foolhardy projects and his subsequent spectacular failures; his daughter Monika, heir to his adventurous spirit, who joins the Bolivian Marxist guerrillas and becomes known as "Che Guevara's avenger"; and his wife and two younger sisters left to pick up the pieces in their wake. In this short but powerful work, Hasbún weaves a masterfully layered tale of how a family's voyage of discovery ends up eroding the affections that once held it together"-- "A haunting novel about an unusual family's breakdown--set in South America during the time of Che Guevara and based on the life of Third Reich cinematographer Hans Ertl"--

The Twelve-Mile Straight : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 06:54
by Henderson, Eleanor,
Publisher Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
543 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F HEN
Summary "Novel set in the south during the Great Depression that takes an entirely fresh view on big American themes-- race, heredity, inequality, shame-- set in a time of financial crisis and racialized violence"--

Solar bones

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 06:54
by McCormack, Mike, 1965-
Publisher Soho Press, 2017. ©2016
217 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F MCC
Summary "On All Souls Day, the late Marcus Conway returns home. Solar Bones captures in a single relentless sentence the life and death of this rural Irish engineer, and his place in the globally interconnected 21st century. The book takes in local municipal failures and global financial collapse, the quotidian pleasures of family, ancient history and the latest headlines, the living and the dead. A vital, tender, acerbic, warm, and death-haunted work one of Ireland's most important contemporary novelists, Solar Bones builds its own style and language one broken line at a time. The result is visionary accounting of the now"--

House. tree. person : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 06:54
by McPherson, Catriona, 1965-
Publisher Woodbury, Minnesota, [2017]
First edition.
335 pages 22 cm
Books
Call Number F MCP

Boruto : Naruto next generations. Volume 2, Stupid old man

New YA Graphic Novels and Manga - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 06:54
by Kodachi, Ukyo, 1979-
Publisher Viz Media LLC, [2016]
Shonen Jump manga edition.
195 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Books
Call Number GN YA F KOD
Summary Boruto gets through round two of the Chunin Exam and receives praise from his father. But what Naruto doesn't know is that his son is cheating by using prohibited ninja tools. What will happen to Boruto when the truth is revealed? Meanwhile, darker forces are advancing behind the scenes... -- Publisher description.

Burning down the house

New YA Graphic Novels and Manga - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 06:54
by Williams, Rob (Robert Glyndwr),
Publisher DC Comics, [2017]
unpaged 26 cm.
Books
Call Number GN YA F SUI
Summary "Deep within the world is a hidden flame--an inferno of hatred and vengeance that consumes everything it touches. In the aftermath of the war between the Suicide Squad and the Justice League, one of Amanda Waller's greatest foes has seized that flame, and now he's going to use it to burn down everything she holds dear--starting with her home base, the Belle Reve Penitentiary. The result is one of the Squad's greatest challenges yet: holding together as a unit while fighting to keep their fellow super-villains behind bars. When faced with the chance to escape Waller's control, however, one member of the team will seize the opportunity--and launch a bloody betrayal in the process. Can an enraged Harley Quinn track down the traitor--and take down the mastermind behind the mutiny--before Task Force X is terminally disbanded?"--

Nisekoi : false love. Vol. 23, One day

New YA Graphic Novels and Manga - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 06:54
by Komi, Naoshi, 1986-
Publisher Viz Media, [2017]
Shonen Jump manga edition.
210 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Books
Call Number GN YA F KOM
Summary Love triangle! Comedic antics!! Gang warfare?! You won't want to miss out on Shonen Jump 's laugh-out-loud feel-good manga series! It's hate at first sight when Raku Ichijo first meets Chitoge Kirisaki. But much to their chagrin, the two are forced into a false love relationship to keep the peace between their feuding gangster families. On Marika's wedding day, Raku bursts in just before the couple seals their vows. Will Raku and the gang manage to rescue Marika from her mother's minions? And when they return to their ordinary lives, how will the whole adventure affect Kosaki and Chitoge's feelings for Raku?

One-punch man. Vol. 12

New YA Graphic Novels and Manga - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 06:54
by ONE, 1986-
Publisher VIZ Media, LLC, [2017]
Shonen Jump manga edition.
181 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Books
Call Number GN YA F ONE

Everything, everything [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 03:54
by Goodloe, J. Mills,
Publisher Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DVD DRAMA EVE
Summary It tells the unlikely love story of Maddy, a smart, curious and imaginative eighteen-year-old who due to an illness cannot leave the protection of the hermetically sealed environment within her house, and Olly, the boy next door who won't let that stop them. Maddy is desperate to experience the much more stimulating outside world, and the promise of her first romance.

Girl flu [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 03:54
by Barton, Dorie,
Publisher Dreamscape Media, LLC, [2016]
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DVD F GIRL
Summary Twelve-year-old Bird has to become a woman, whether she wants to or not, when she gets her first period and is ditched by her impulsive, free-spirited mom.

The bus songs [sound recording]

New Music - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 03:54
by Keith, Toby,
Publisher Show Dog, [2017]
1 audio disc : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD 781.642 KEI

Life changes [sound recording]

New Music - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 03:54
by Rhett, Thomas, 1990-
Publisher Valory, [2017]
1 audio disc (46:19) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD 781.642 RHE

Robert B. Parker's The hangman's sonnet [CD sound recording] : a Jesse Stone novel

New Books on CD - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 03:54
by Coleman, Reed Farrel, 1956-
Publisher Penguin Random House, [2017]
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (approximately 9 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number XX(1637687.2)
Summary Jesse Stone, still reeling from the murder of his fiancee by crazed assassin Mr. Peepers, must keep his emotions in check long enough to get through the wedding day of his loyal protege, Suitcase Simpson. The morning of the wedding, Jesse learns that a gala 75th birthday party is to be held for folk singer Terry Jester. Jester, once the equal of Bob Dylan, has spent the last forty years in seclusion after the mysterious disappearance of the master recording tape of his magnum opus, The Hangman's Sonnet. That same morning, an elderly Paradise woman dies while her house is being ransacked. What are the thieves looking for? And what's the connection to Terry Jester and the mysterious missing tape? Jesse's investigation is hampered by hostile politicians and a growing trail of blood and bodies, forcing him to solicit the help of mobster Vinnie Morris and a certain Boston area PI named Spenser. While the town fathers pressure him to avoid a PR nightmare, Jesse must connect the cases before the bodies pile up further"--

A column of fire [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 03:54
by Follett, Ken,
Publisher Penguin Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
24 audio discs (30 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number XX(1623190.2)
Summary In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty, and love. Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious divide sweeping across the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England. The shrewd, determined young monarch sets up the country's first secret service, to give her early warning of assassination plots, rebellions, and invasion plans. Over a turbulent half century, the love between Ned and Margery seems doomed as extremism sparks violence from Edinburgh to Geneva. Elizabeth clings precariously to her throne and her principles, protected by a small, dedicated group of resourceful spies and courageous secret agents.

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