Feed aggregator

You say it first [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Mallery, Susan,
Publisher Harlequin Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (8 hr., 9 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD ROM MAL
Summary Nick takes a day job as a carpenter at a theme wedding venue. Pallas, the captivating owner of Weddings in a Box, is struggling to keep her business open, but Nick might offer some inspiration.

The glass castle [CD sound recording]: a memoir

New Books on CD - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Walls, Jeannette,
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (10 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD B WALLS
Summary Jeannette Walls, the former gossip columnist for MSNBC.com, chronicles her childhood, focusing primarily on the complicated relationships within her dysfunctional family. Raised by nomadic and idealist parents who eventually settled in a downtrodden West Virginia mining town, Jeannette's childhood was a rollercoaster ride. As her parents ran out of money, Jeannette and her siblings were forced to fend for themselves. Deeply hurt by her parents' betrayal, she became determined to be successful.

Afterglow : a dog memoir

New Biographies - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Myles, Eileen,
Publisher Grove Press, 2017.
First edition.
210 pages 22 cm
Books
Call Number B MYLES

Did it! : from yippie to yuppie: Jerry Rubin, an American revolutionary

New Biographies - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Thomas, Patrick O., 1964-
Publisher Fantagraphics Books, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
xi, 253 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Books
Call Number B RUBIN

Marita : the spy who loved Castro

New Biographies - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Lorenz, Marita, 1939-
Publisher Pegasus Books, 2017.
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
x, 309 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number B LORENZ
Summary Born in Germany during the outbreak of WWII, Marita was incarcerated in a Nzai concentration camp as a child. In 1959 she travelled to Cuba, where she met and fell in love with Fidel Castro. Yet, upon fleeing to America, she was recruited by the CIA to assassinate him. Torn by love and loyalty, she failed to slip Fidel the lethal pills. Caught up in Cold War intrigue and espionage, even testifying as a witness to the JFK assassination conspiracy, this is Marita's incredible true story of a young girl turned spy.

Idyll fears : a Thomas Lynch novel

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Gayle, Stephanie, 1975-
Publisher Seventh Street Books, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2017.
319 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number M GAY
Summary "It's two weeks before Christmas 1997, and Police Chief Thomas Lynch faces a crisis when Cody Forrand, a six-year-old with a life-threatening medical condition, goes missing during a blizzard. Lynch's suspicions about who abducted Cody are met with scorn by his detectives, some of whom can't handle the fact that's he's gay. With half the station out sick with the flu, Lynch seeks outside help. It arrives in the shape of an FBI agent for whom Lynch feels an immediate attraction. To complicate matters, local crime is on the rise and Lynch finds himself the target of prank calls and hate speech that he worries is the work of a colleague. Time is ticking away, Lynch is struggling to discover who is behind Idyll's crime spree, and he's beginning to doubt that Cody will ever be found"-- "In a sleepy Connecticut town, Police Chief Thomas Lynch investigates the disappearance of a six-year-old boy with a serious medical condition while coping with disrespect from townspeople and colleagues who don't like the fact that he's gay"--

The western star

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Johnson, Craig, 1961-
Publisher Viking, [2017]
viii, 295 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number M JOH
Summary "Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of twenty-five armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. It takes him back to when, fresh from the battlefields of Vietnam, then-deputy Walt accompanied his mentor Lucian to the annual Wyoming Sheriff's Association junket held on the excursion train known as the Western Star, which ran the length of Wyoming from Cheyenne to Evanston and back. Armed with his trusty Colt.45 and a paperback of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, the young Walt was ill-prepared for the machinations of twenty-four veteran sheriffs, let alone the cavalcade of curious characters that accompanied them. The photograph--along with an upcoming parole hearing for one of the most dangerous men Walt has encountered in a lifetime of law enforcement--hurtles the sheriff into a head-on collision of past and present, placing him and everyone he cares about squarely on the tracks of runaway revenge"--

The quality of mercy : a Milagro mystery

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Medhat, Katayoun,
Publisher Leapfrog Press, 2017.
First edition.
285 pages ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number M MED
Summary "Meet Franz Kafka, conflicted cop, hapless investigator, wide-eyed cynic on an odyssey across the Navajo reservation, pursuing a murder case"--

The essence of malice

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Weaver, Ashley,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
291 pages ; 25 cm.
Books
Call Number M WEA
Summary Traveling to Paris with Milo to investigate the death of a famous parfumier, Amory discovers that the victim was about to release a highly anticipated new fragrance and had been targeted by industry rivals and heirs vying for control of his empire.

The countess of Prague

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Weeks, Stephen,
Publisher Poisoned Pen Press, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
293 pages ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1636043.4)
Summary Beatrice von Falklenburg, known as Trixie, is trapped in society life and growing apart from her husband until she takes on the role of detective and finds solace in her investigations. She has an ability to mix at ease not only with kings and princes, but also with ordinary men and women and finds the formality of her relations with servants and public officials altered.

The destroyers : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Bollen, Christopher, 1975-
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
485 pages : map ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F BOL
Summary "Arriving on the Greek island of Patmos broke and humiliated, Ian Bledsoe is fleeing the emotional and financial fallout from his father's death. His childhood friend Charlie--rich, exuberant, and basking in the success of his new venture on the island--could be his last hope. At first Patmos appears to be a dream--long sun-soaked days on Charlie's yacht and the reappearance of a girlfriend from Ian's past--and Charlie readily offers Ian the lifeline he so desperately needs. But, like Charlie himself, this beautiful island conceals a darkness beneath, and it isn't long before the dream begins to fragment. When Charlie suddenly vanishes, Ian finds himself caught up in deception after deception. As he grapples with the turmoil left in his friend's wake, he is reminded of an imaginary game called Destroyers they played as children--a game, he now realizes, they may have never stopped playing"--Provided by publisher.

Shattered

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Brennan, Allison,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
vii, 390 pages ; 25 cm.
Books
Call Number F BRE
Summary "Over a span of twenty years, four boys have been kidnapped from their bedrooms, suffocated, and buried nearby in a shallow grave. Serial killer or coincidence? That's the question investigative reporter Maxine Revere sets out to answer when an old friend begs her to help exonerate his wife, who has been charged with their son's recent murder. But Max can do little to help because the police and D.A. won't talk to her--they think they have the right woman. Instead, Max turns her attention to three similar cold cases. If she can solve them, she might be able to help her friend. Justin Stanton was killed twenty years ago, and his father wants closure--so he is willing to help Max with her investigation on one condition: that she work with his former sister-in-law--Justin's aunt, FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid. Trouble is, Max works alone, and she's livid that her only access to the case files, lead detective and witnesses depends on her partnering with a federal agent on vacation. She wants the career-making story almost as much as the truth--but if she gets this wrong, she could lose everything. Haunted by Justin's death for years, Lucy yearns to give her family--and herself--the closure they need. More important, she wants to catch a killer. Lucy finds Max's theory on all three cases compelling--with Max's research added to Lucy's training and experience, Lucy believes they can find the killer so justice can finally be served"--

Lie to me

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Ellison, J. T.,
Publisher MIRA, [2017]
407 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F ELL
Summary "Sutton and Ethan Montclair's idyllic life is not as it appears. They seem made for each other, but the truth is ugly. Consumed by professional and personal betrayals and financial woes, the two both love and hate each other. As tensions mount, Sutton disappears, leaving behind a note saying not to look for her"--Dust jacket flap.

The doll funeral : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Hamer, Kate,
Publisher Melville House, [2017] ©2017
312 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number HAM
Summary "On Ruby's thirteenth birthday, a wish she didn't even know she had suddenly comes true: the couple who raised her aren't her parents at all. Her real mother and father are out there somewhere, and Ruby becomes determined to find them. Venturing into the forest with nothing but a suitcase and the company of her only true friend-- the imaginary Shadow Boy-- Ruby discovers a group of siblings who live alone in the woods. The children take her in, and while they offer the closest Ruby's ever had to a family, Ruby begins to suspect that they might need her even more than she needs them. And it's not always clear what's real and what's not-- or who's trying to help her and who might be a threat. Told from shifting timelines, and the alternating perspectives of teenage Ruby; her mother, Anna; and even the Shadow Boy..."--

How to find love in a bookshop

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Henry, Veronica,
Publisher Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017] ©2016
340 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1630568.6)
Summary "Nightingale Books, nestled on the main street in an idyllic little village, is a dream come true for book lovers-- a cozy haven and welcoming getaway for the literary-minded locals. But owner Emilia Nightingale is struggling to keep the shop open after her beloved father's death, and the temptation to sell is getting stronger. The property developers are circling, yet Emilia's loyal customers have become like family, and she can't imagine breaking the promise she made to her father to keep the store alive"--

The proving

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Lewis, Beverly, 1949-
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
342 pages ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1619112.6)
Summary After five years as an Englisher, Amanda Dienner is shocked to learn her mother has passed away and left her Lancaster County's most popular Amish bed-and-breakfast. What's more, the inn will only truly be hers if Mandy can successfully run it for twelve months. Reluctantly, Mandy accepts the challenge, no matter that it means facing the family she left behind--or that the inn's clientèle expect an Amish hostess! Can Mandy fulfill the terms of her inheritance, or will this prove a dreadful mistake?

Friend request

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Marshall, Laura,
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
375 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1637223.3)

The world of tomorrow

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Mathews, Brendan,
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
552 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1621091.3)
Summary Fleeing Ireland for New York City after stealing a small fortune from the IRA, three brothers immerse themselves in the cultural and political tensions of 1939, only to find their lives falling apart when they are tracked down by a hired assassin.

A secret history of witches

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Morgan, Louisa, 1952-
Publisher Redhook, 2017.
First edition.
484 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number FIC MORGAN
Summary "From early 19th century Brittany to London during the Second World War, five generations of witches fight the battles of their time, deciding how far they are willing to go to protect their family, their heritage, and ultimately, all of our futures. After Grand-mère Ursule gives her life to save her tribe, her magic seems to dies with her. Even so, her family keeps the Old Faith, practicing the spells and rites that have been handed from mother to daughter for generations. Until one day, Ursule's young granddaughter steps into the circle, and magic flows anew"--

Norma : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Oksanen, Sofi, 1977-
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
First edition.
305 pages 22 cm
Books
Call Number F OKS
Summary "When Anita Naakka jumps in front of an oncoming train, her daughter, Norma, is left alone with the secret they have spent their lives hiding: Norma has supernatural hair, sensitive to the slightest changes in her mood--and the moods of those around her--moving of its own accord, corkscrewing when danger is near. And so it is her hair that alerts her, while she talks with a strange man at her mother's funeral, that her mother may not have taken her own life. Setting out to reconstruct Anita's final months--sifting through puzzling cell phone records, bank statements, video files--Norma begins to realize that her mother knew more about her hair's powers than she let on: a sinister truth beyond Norma's imagining. As Sofi Oksanen leads us ever more deeply into Norma's world, weaving together past and present, she gives us a dark family drama that is a searing portrait of both the exploitation of women's bodies and the extremes to which people will go for the sake of beauty"--

Pages