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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
Books
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.
Books
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.
Books
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
Books
Call Number B JEFFERSON
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
Books
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.
Books
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
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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
Books
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.

Feral

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

Goodnight from London : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 09:29
by Robson, Jennifer, 1970-
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
365, 25 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F ROB
Summary In the summer of 1940, ambitious young American journalist Ruby Sutton gets her big break: the chance to report on the European war as a staff writer for Picture Weekly newsmagazine in London. She jumps at the chance, for it's an opportunity not only to prove herself, but also to start fresh in a city and country that know nothing of her humble origins. But life in besieged Britain tests Ruby in ways she never imagined.Although most of Ruby's new colleagues welcome her, a few resent her presence, not only as an American but also as a woman. She is just beginning to find her feet, to feel at home in a country that is so familiar yet so foreign, when the bombs begin to fall. As the nightly horror of the Blitz stretches unbroken into weeks and months, Ruby must set aside her determination to remain an objective observer. When she loses everything but her life, and must depend upon the kindness of strangers, she learns for the first time the depth and measure of true friendship and what it is to love a man who is burdened by secrets that aren't his to share.

The frozen hours : a novel of the Korean War

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 09:29
by Shaara, Jeff, 1952-
Publisher Ballantine Books, [2017]
First edition.
xxvii, 525 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F SHA
Summary "June, 1950: the North Korean army, a formidable force backed by Soviet arms and training, invades South Korea, with the intent of uniting the country under Communist rule. In response, the United States mobilizes a force to defend the overmatched South Korean troops. But the US is no better equipped than their allies. The American and United nations troops are fighting for their lives against the most brutal weather conditions imaginable, and an enemy that outnumbers them more than six to one. This struggle, and how the Americans respond, form the core of this novel. The Frozen Hours tells the story of "Frozen Chosin" from multiple points of view: Oliver P. Smith, the commanding general of the American 1st Marine Division, who famously redefined defeat as "advancing in a different direction"; Marine Private Pete Riley, a World War II veteran who now faces the greatest fight of his life; and the Chinese commander Sung Shi-Lun, charged with destroying the Americans he has so completely surrounded, ever aware that above him, Chairman Mao Tse-Tung watches his every move"--

Birds in the trap sing McKnight [sound recording]

New Music - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 06:29
by Scott, Travis,
Publisher Epic ; Grand Hustle, [2016] ℗2016 ©2016
[Explicit version]
1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD POP SCO

Landscape with invisible hand

New YA Books - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 03:30
by Anderson, M. T.,
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2017.
First edition.
149 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number YA F AND
Summary When jobs typically done by humans are replaced with alien technology, Adam's parents have no money for food, clean water, or medicine, forcing Adam and his girlfriend Chloe to get creative.

The view from the cheap seats [CD sound recording] : selected nonfiction

New Books on CD - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 03:29
by Gaiman, Neil,
Publisher Harper Audio, [2016].
Unabridged.
13 audio discs (approximately 15 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 823.914 GAI
Summary "An enthralling collection of nonfiction essays on a myriad of topics--from art and artists to dreams, myths, and memories--observed in #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman's probing, amusing, and distinctive style. An inquisitive observer, thoughtful commentator, and assiduous craftsman, Neil Gaiman has long been celebrated for the sharp intellect and startling imagination that informs his bestselling fiction. Now, The View from the Cheap Seats brings together for the first time ever more than sixty pieces of his outstanding nonfiction. Analytical yet playful, erudite yet accessible, this cornucopia explores a broad range of interests and topics, including (but not limited to): authors past and present; music; storytelling; comics; bookshops; travel; fairy tales; America; inspiration; libraries; ghosts; and the title piece, at turns touching and self-deprecating, which recounts the author's experiences at the 2010 Academy Awards in Hollywood. Insightful, incisive, witty, and wise, The View from the Cheap Seats explores the issues and subjects that matter most to Neil Gaiman--offering a glimpse into the head and heart of one of the most acclaimed, beloved, and influential artists of our time"--

Mobile Game Development with Unity

New Nonfiction - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 03:29
by Manning
Publisher O'Reilly Media 20161025
Books
Call Number XX(1582584.1)

Robert B. Parker's The hangman's sonnet : a Jesse Stone novel

New Mystery Fiction - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 03:29
by Coleman, Reed Farrel, 1956-
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017] ©2017
353 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number M PAR
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 proťǧ, 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"--

Landscape with invisible hand

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 03:29
by Anderson, M. T.,
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2017.
First edition.
149 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number YA F AND
Summary When jobs typically done by humans are replaced with alien technology, Adam's parents have no money for food, clean water, or medicine, forcing Adam and his girlfriend Chloe to get creative.

The Romanov ransom : a Sam and Remi Fargo adventure

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 03:29
by Cussler, Clive,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
387 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F CUS
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"--

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