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Gwendy's button box

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:35
by King, Stephen, 1947-
Publisher Cemetery Dance Publications, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
171 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Call Number F KIN
Summary There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the Suicide Stairs. Every day in the summer of 1974, twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson has taken the stairs, which are held by strong, if time-rusted, iron bolts and zig-zag up the cliffside. Then one day when Gwendy gets to the top of Castle View, after catching her breath and hearing the shouts of kids on the playground below, a stranger calls to her. There on a bench in the shade sits a man in black jeans, a black coat, and a white shirt unbuttoned at the top. On his head is a small, neat black hat. The time will come when Gwendy has nightmares about that hat.

Broken river : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:35
by Lennon, J. Robert, 1970-
Publisher Graywolf Press, [2017]
276 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F LEN
Summary "Karl, Eleanor, and their daughter, Irina, arrive from New York City in the wake of Karl's infidelity to start anew. Karl tries to stabilize his flailing art career. Eleanor, a successful commercial novelist, eagerly pivots in a new creative direction. Meanwhile, twelve-year-old Irina becomes obsessed with the brutal murders that occurred in the house years earlier. And, secretly, so does her mother. As the ensemble cast grows to include Louis, a hapless salesman in a carpet warehouse who is haunted by his past, and Sam, a young woman newly reunited with her jailbird brother, the seemingly unrelated crime that opened the story becomes ominously relevant. Hovering over all this activity looms a gradually awakening narrative consciousness that watches these characters lie to themselves and each other, unleashing forces that none of them could have anticipated and that put them in mortal danger"--From publisher's web site.


New Adult Fiction - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:35
by Norman, Hilary,
Publisher Severn House Publishers, 2017. ©2016
First world edition.
250 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number M NOR
Summary A ruthless psychopath with a long-held grudge unleashes a terrifying scheme of revenge on a small New England town in this tautly-paced, compelling thriller. Liza Plain, a Boston-based journalist hoping for her big break, is dreading spending Christmas in Shiloh, Rhode Island, with her difficult grandfather - until news of the disappearance of a retired local priest triggers her realization that this could be linked to a series of unsolved, church-linked missing persons cases. Michael Rider used to be a decent man with a good life, but a past traumatic event with far-reaching consequences has left him dangerously close to breaking point. Now he is receiving strange emails from an organisation calling itself Whirlwind, offering him the chance to avenge himself on those who've done him wrong. Liza and Michael will both be in Shiloh on Christmas Eve. The night a raging blizzard seals off the town from the outside world. The night an outrage is perpetrated - and Liza will find herself at the heart of a major news story, caught in an abyss of nightmarish discovery and life-threatening danger.

Two lost boys

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:35
by Robertson, L. F.,
Publisher Titan Books, 2017.
First edition.
395 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F ROB
Summary Janet Moodie has spent years as a death row appeals attorney. Overworked and recently widowed, she's had her fill of hopeless cases, and is determined that this will be her last. Her client is Marion 'Andy' Hardy, convicted along with his brother Emory of the rape and murder of two women. But Emory received a life sentence while Andy got the death penalty, labeled the ringleader despite his low IQ and Emory's dominant personality. Convinced that Andy's previous lawyers missed mitigating evidence that would have kept him off death row, Janet investigates Andy's past. She discovers a sordid and damaged upbringing, a series of errors on the part of his previous counsel, and most worrying of all, the possibility that there is far more to the murders than was first thought. Andy may be guilty, but does he deserve to die?

Microsoft Excel 2016: data analysis and business modeling

New Nonfiction - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 18:30
by Winston, Wayne L.,
Publisher Microsoft ; [2016]
xxvi, 837 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Call Number 005.54 EXC

The apple cider vinegar companion : simple ways to use nature's miracle cure

New Nonfiction - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 18:30
by Scherr, Suzy,
Publisher The Countryman Press, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
175 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Call Number 615.3 SCH

First star I see tonight [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:30
by Phillips, Susan Elizabeth,
Publisher Harper Audio, [2016]
9 audio discs (9 hrs., 45 mins.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD ROM PHI
Summary Discovered by the former quarterback she was hired to tail, detective Piper Dove pretends to be the athlete's stalker and is subsequently hired by him, an arrangement threatened by their growing chemistry.

Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city

New Nonfiction - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:30
by Desmond, Matthew,
Publisher B\D\W\Y, Broadway Books, [2017] ©2016
First paperback edition.
xviii, 422 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number 339.46 DES
Summary "In this powerful work of narrative nonfiction, Desmond documents the months he spent living alongside tenants and landlords in Milwaukee, exploring the issues of poverty and homelessness in a segregated city. Taking readers on a journey into the daily lives of families facing eviction, sometimes repeatedly, the author creates a compelling and heartbreaking work that leaves readers wondering how we got here and what we can do to help."--http://lj.libraryjournal.com. "In Evicted, Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they each struggle to keep a roof over their heads ... Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of twenty-first-century America's most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible."--Cover.

Girl on the bridge : a McCabe and Savage thriller

New Mystery Fiction - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:30
by Hayman, James (James H.),
Publisher HarperCollins, [2017]
First edition.
353 pages ; 19 cm
Call Number M HAY
Summary "On a freezing December night, Hannah Reindel leaps to her death from an old railway bridge into the rushing waters of the river below. Yet the real cause of death was trauma suffered twelve years earlier when Hannah was plucked from a crowd of freshman girls at a college fraternity party, drugged, and then viciously assaulted by six members of the college football team. Those responsible have never faced or feared justice. Until now. A month after Hannah's death, Joshua Thorne--former Holden College quarterback and now a Wall Street millionaire--is found murdered, his body bound to a bed and brutally mutilated. When a second attacker dies in mysterious circumstances, detectives Mike McCabe and Maggie Savage know they must find the killer before more of Hannah's attackers are executed. But they soon realize, these murders may not be simple acts of revenge, but something far more sinister. The Girl on the Bridge is a compelling and harrowing tale of suspense that once read will not easily be forgotten"--

Dead spider : a novel

New Mystery Fiction - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:30
by Houston, Victoria, 1945-
Publisher Gallery Books, [2017]
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
203 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number M HOU
Summary "A lovely Sunday afternoon in late June and the annual Loon Lake Youth Fishing Tournament is coming to a close. People are happy, kids full of ice cream and teenagers setting off firecrackers so loud no one hears the gunshot. But when the crowd thins out an attractive young wife makes a grisly discovery: A single bullet to the brain has killed her much-older husband -- the richest man in Wisconsin. Just as Loon Lake Police Chief Lewellyn Ferris gets the murder investigation underway, her good friend and deputy coroner, "Doc" Osborne, is alarmed to hear his oldest grandchild, fifteen-year-old Beth, has been caught in a drug sting. And Loon Lake's idyllic summer is further shattered when numerous elderly patients in Loon Lake's nursing home discover they have been robbed"--

Rocks beat paper

New Mystery Fiction - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:30
by Knowles, Mike,
Publisher ECW Press, [2017] ©2017
286 pages ; 20 cm.
Call Number M KNO
Summary A phone call brought Wilson and nine other men to a job in New York. At first, he couldn't see a way to make the heist work, but the score -- millions of dollars in diamonds -- kept him looking. Wilson came up with a plan he knew would work...until the inside man got killed and took the job with him. With no way inside, the crew walks away without the diamonds. Alone, Wilson is free to execute the job his way. Wilson sets a con in motion that should run as predictably as a trail of dominoes -- except the con doesn't rely on inanimate tiles, it relies on people. Wilson pushes all of the pieces across the board only to find out that there are other players making their own moves against him. Everyone is playing to win and no one is willing to walk away because the job is about more than money, the job is about diamonds. And in this game, rocks beat paper every time.

Sidney Chambers and the persistence of love

New Mystery Fiction - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:30
by Runcie, James, 1959-
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
344 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number M RUN
Summary Discovering the body of a man in the Cambridgeshire woods, priest and detective Sidney Chambers immerses himself in the 1970s counterculture of psychedelic plants, while his longtime friend, Detective Inspector Geordie Keating, investigates the disappearance of a historic religious text.

Jefferson : architect of American liberty

New Biographies - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 09:30
by Boles, John B.,
Publisher Basic Books, [2017] ©2017
xi, 626 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary "As Alexander Hamilton's star has risen, Thomas Jefferson's has fallen, largely owing to their divergent views on race. Once seen as the most influential American champion of liberty and democracy, Jefferson is now remembered largely for his relationship with his slave Sally Hemings, and for electing not to free her or most of the other people he owned. In this magisterial biography, the eminent scholar John B. Boles does not ignore the aspects of Jefferson that trouble us today, but strives to see him in full, and to understand him amid the sweeping upheaval of his times. We follow Jefferson from his early success as an abnormally precocious student and lawyer in colonial Virginia through his drafting of the Declaration of Independence at age 33, his travels in Europe on the eve of the French Revolution, his acidic personal battles with Hamilton, his triumphant ascent to the presidency in 1801, his prodigious efforts to found the University of Virginia, and beyond. From Jefferson's inspiring defenses of political and religious liberty to his heterodox abridgment of Christian belief, Boles explores Jefferson's expansive intellectual life, and the profound impact of his ideas on the world. Boles overturns conventional wisdom at every turn, arguing, among other things, that Jefferson did not--as later southerners would--deem the states rightfully superior to the federal government. Yet Boles's view is not limited to politics and public life; we also meet Jefferson the architect, scientist, bibliophile, and gourmet--as well as Jefferson the gentle father and widower, doting on his daughters and longing for escape from the rancorous world of politics. As this authoritative, evenhanded portrait shows, Jefferson challenges us more thoroughly than any other founder; he was at once the most idealistic, contradictory, and quintessentially American of them all." --

It's always the husband

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 09:29
by Campbell, Michele, 1962-
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2017.
First edition.
327 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F CAM
Summary "Kate, Aubrey, and Jenny. They first met as college roommates and soon became inseparable, even though they are as different as three women can be. Twenty years later, one of them is standing at the edge of a bridge, and someone else is urging them to jump. How did things come to this? As the novel cuts back and forth between their college years and their adult years, you see the exact reasons why these women love and hate each other--but can feelings that strong lead to murder? Or will everyone assume, as is often the case, that it's always the husband?"--

The beloved hope chest

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 09:29
by Clipston, Amy
Publisher Zondervan, [2017]
xiii, 290 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number F CLI
Summary "In the final installment of the Amish Heirloom series, the Fisher sisters learn the mystery behind their parents' marriage--and about the sibling who has never been spoken of. Mattie Fisher's three daughters know that she's been keeping a secret from them. With each item pulled from the beloved family hope chest, they've discovered a new clue about their mother's past. But there's a reason Mattie has been keeping her history hidden, and she's not sure she's ready to reopen old wounds. Will dredging up the past change the way her children view her? Or her marriage to their father? And can she handle the pain of revisiting the memories that preceded the last few happy decades? Mattie's story is one of grief and learning to love again. But like the best things preserved in a hope chest, it's a story of love and redemption born out of heartache--and it's past time to share it"--

After the fall

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 09:29
by Cohen, Julie, 1970-
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin, 2017. ©2016
First U.S. edition.
390 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F COH
Summary "A poignant, beautifully heartbreaking novel about what it means to be family, the ties that bind us, and the secrets that threaten to tear us apart. When an unfortunate accident forces Honor back into the lives of her widowed daughter-in-law, Jo, and her only granddaughter, Lydia, she cannot wait to be well enough to get back to her own home. However, the longer she stays with Jo and Lydia, the more they start to feel like a real family. But each of the three women is keeping secrets from the others that threaten to destroy the lives they've come to know. Honor's secret threatens to rob her of the independence she's guarded ferociously for eighty years. Jo's secret could destroy the "normal" family life she's fought so hard to build and maintain. Lydia's secret could bring her love--or the loss of everything that matters most to her. One summer's day, grandmother, mother and daughter's secrets will be forced out in the open in a single dramatic moment that leaves them all asking: is there such a thing as second chances?"--

Dragon teeth : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 09:29
by Crichton, Michael, 1942-2008,
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
295 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number 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.


New Adult Fiction - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 09:29
by Demonaco, James,
Publisher Blumhouse Books/Anchor, 2017.
307 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F DEM

The greenfather

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 09:29
by Marshall, John,
Publisher Three Rooms Press, [2017] ©2017
219 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F MAR
Summary "Simon, New York's top organic grocery store owner has a secret: his dad is the head of one of New York's biggest mob families. When his dad dies, Simon agrees to head the Family, provided that instead of murder, numbers and other rackets, the mob uses its muscle to enforce green regulations and promote healthy eating habits. At first the mob's hit men and extortionists resent being pressed into green service, but they soon become Simon's biggest supporters. Seemingly overnight, the city becomes literally cleaned up. Simon, who had planned on succeeding his dad temporarily, now finds he likes his new position as the head of the Family. However, the green world doesn't accept him because he's running a crime family, and the crime world doesn't trust him because he's run afoul of the Feds. Simon takes his wife, Marla, to his ancestral homeland in Italy, for a much-needed sabbatical -- and gets even further into trouble." -- amazon.com

The only child : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 09:29
by Pyper, Andrew,
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2017.
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
284 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F PYP
Summary Forensic psychiatrist Lily Dominick finds her career and her sanity threatened when she encounters a client who claims to be two hundred years old and the inspiration behind three of the nineteenth century's gothic literary classics.