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Body kindness : transform your health from the inside out- and never say diet again

New Nonfiction - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 03:24
by Scritchfield, Rebecca,
Publisher Workman Publishing, [2016]
288 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Call Number 613 SCR
Summary "Imagine a graph with two lines. One indicates happiness, the other tracks how you feel about your body. If you're like millions of people, the lines do not intersect. But what if they did? This practical, inspirational, and visually lively book shows you how to create a healthier and happier life by treating yourself with compassion rather than shame. It shows the way to a sense of well-being attained by understanding how to love, connect, and care for yourself--and that includes your mind as well as your body"--

The cuckoo [DVD videorecording] = Kukushka

Foreign Films - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 21:19
by Selyanov, Sergei, 1955-
Publisher Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2003], c2002.
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary In a land torn apart by war, two men on opposite sides are about to find out they have one thing in common. Wounded and emotionally tortured, they are taken in by Anni, a young war widow. None of them understands the others' languages, but it doesn't seem to matter. After a hard day at work on Anni's farm, who needs words?

Wire in the blood. Mermaids singing [DVD videorecording].

Foreign Films - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 21:19
by Green, Robson.
Publisher Lance Entertainment, Inc., 2003.
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Psychologist Dr. Tony Hill is called upon to help the police solve a series of brutal murders in the northern English town of Bradfield.

White [DVD videorecording] = Three colors, white

Foreign Films - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 21:19
by Zamachowski, Zbigniew.
Publisher Miramax Home Entertainment ; Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2003].
1 videodisc (ca. 92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Last in a trilogy of films (Trois couleurs = Three colors) by director Krzysztof Kieslowski, White presents the mysterious tale of a man whose life disintegrates when his beautiful wife of six months deserts him. Forced to begin anew, he rebuilds his life, only to plan a dangerous scheme of vengeance against her.

Dinner game [DVD videorecording] = Le Dîner de cons

Foreign Films - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 21:19
by Veber, Francis.
Publisher Lions Gate Home Entertainment, c2003.
Widescreen ed.
1 videodisc (72 min.) : sd., col., stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Pierre and his snobbish friends have a standing date for dinner. Every week, they compete to see who can bring the biggest idiot to the party.

Beauty and the beast [DVD videorecording] = Belle et la bête

Foreign Films - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 21:19
by Paulvé, André.
Publisher Criterion Collection, 2003.
Newly restored special ed.
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Tells the fable of the kindly beast and the self-sacrificing beauty whose love releases the prince in him. Contains such visual displays as tears that become real diamonds and walls that grow arms to light Beauty's path through the castle of the Beast.

Blue [DVD videorecording] = Trois couleurs, bleu = Three colors, blue

Foreign Films - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 21:19
by Kieślowski, Krzysztof, 1941-1996.
Publisher Miramax Home Entertainment : Buena Vista Home Video [distributor, 2003]
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Three Colors: Blue is the first part of Kieslowski's trilogy on France's national motto: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. Blue is the story of Julie who loses her husband, an acclaimed European composer, and her young daughter in a car accident. The film's theme of liberty is manifested in Julie's attempt to start life anew free of personal commitments, belongings, grief, and love. She intends to spiritually commit suicide by withdrawing from the world and living completely independently, anonymously, and in solitude in the Parisian metropolis. Despite her intentions, people from her former and present life intrude with their own needs. However, the reality created by the people who need and care about her, a surprising discovery and the music around which the film revolves heals Julie and irresistibly draws her back to the land of the living.

Never on Sunday [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 21:19
by Mercouri, Melina, 1925-
Publisher MGM Home Entertainment, c2003.
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary The Pygmalion-like story of a Greek prostitute and the American who decides to educate her in the hope that she will abandon her streetwalking.

The uninvited [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 21:19
by Yi, Su-yŏn.
Publisher Panik House Entertainment, [2003]
1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary A soon-to-be married man Chong-won starts to see ghosts sitting at his dining table after he witnessed dead children in a subway car.

Hawa [DVD videorecording] = Havā

Foreign Films - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 21:19
by Tabu, 1970 November 4-
Publisher Eros International, [2003]
1 videodisc (128 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Hawa begins when divorcee Renu (Tabu) moves into her new bungalow in Manali with her two kids, younger brother, and a dog. The house is haunted by an invisible spirit that takes liking to Renu and then rapes her. On another night, the spirit attacks her again and worse, it takes away her youngest daughter. Soon Renu consults a psychiatrist-exorcist, who she thinks can solve the problem. The rest of the story traces her efforts to get her daughter back and solve the mystery.

House of fools [DVD videorecording] = Dom durakov

Foreign Films - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 21:19
by Kleiman, Felix.
Publisher Paramount Classics, [2003], c2002.
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Psychiatric patients become entrenched in the Chechen War after the staff split to find them a safer hospital. Soldiers take over the asylum, and then, a young female patient falls in love with a soldier, which leaves her boyfriend in a lurch.

Good grief [CD sound recording]: heal your soul, honor your loved ones, and learn to live again

New Books on CD - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Caputo, Theresa.
Publisher Audioworks/Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.
6 audio discs (approximately 7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 133.91 CAP
Summary After more than a decade of being a practicing medium, Theresa Caputo brings the powerful lessons she has learned about grief, healing, and finding happiness in the wake of tragedy. In almost every reading she gives, Spirit insists that people begin to embrace their lives again. Easily said, but not everyone knows where to begin, and putting back together the pieces of a life marked by loss is never easy. Sometimes, they need spiritual guidance, that's where Theresa comes in.

The first love story [CD sound recording] : Adam, Eve, and us

New Books on CD - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Feiler, Bruce S.,
Publisher Penguin Random House Audio : Books on Tape, [2017] ℗2017
7 audio discs (8 hr., 30 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 222.11 FEI
Summary The author of the best selling Walking the Bible, Bruce Feiler, traces the legacy of the most famous couple in history to answer the question: Are Adam and Eve merely the cause of sin, degradation, and mistrust between the sexes, or might they be a source of unity and resilience, and even perhaps inspiration for relationships?

Rising star [CD sound recording] : the making of Barack Obama

New Books on CD - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Garrow, David J., 1953-
Publisher Harper Audio, 2017.
44 audio discs (56 1/4 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD B OBAMA
Summary As epic in vision and rigorous in detail as Robert Caro's The Years of Lyndon Johnson series, the definitive account of Barack Obama's life before he became the 44th president of the United States, the formative years, confluence of forces, and influential figures who helped shaped an extraordinary leader and his rise, from the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Bearing the Cross.

Phenomena [CD sound recording]: the secret history of the U.S. government's investigations into extrasensory perception and psychokinesis

New Books on CD - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Jacobsen, Annie,
Publisher Hachette Audio, [2017]
15 audio discs (17 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 133.8 JAC
Summary For more than forty years, the U.S. government, through various military and intelligence agencies, has invested millions in classified programs that study the role of mental telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition and other forms of extrasensory perception (ESP) as a means of intelligence collection for military and defense purposes. Annie Jacobsen tells the story of these programs, using interviews with the core group of individuals who ran these phenomena programs at the highest level of government.

Since we fell [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Lehane, Dennis,
Publisher Harper Audio / HarperCollins Publishers, [2017] ℗2017
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD M LEH
Summary After Rachel Childs, a former journalist, suffers an on-air mental breakdown, she lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel's marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths.

You don't look your age [CD sound recording] : and other fairy tales

New Books on CD - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Nevins, Sheila,
Publisher Macmillan Audio, [2017] ℗2017
4 audio discs (approximately 4 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 305.26 NEV
Summary A miscellany of musings about aging, love, work, and wisdom. Nevins (b. 1939), an acclaimed producer of TV documentaries who has won numerous Emmy, Peabody, and other awards, makes her literary debut with a collection of essays, poetry, and stories, often entertaining and, as she admits, -sometimes silly. Frequently, her theme is the assault of aging, beginning with her decision to get a face- and eye-lift, at the age of 56. At the surgeon's office, examining her face in a magnifying mirror, she was horrified: "I saw a wrinkled, witchlike, scrunched up, squashed face," she recalls. Working in media, she believed she had to hide her age. "Nobody wanted advice from an old broad," she writes. Her surgery, though, intensified her obsession with her looks. "I heard a metronome ticking in my head" that made her focus on every wrinkle, rushing to her dermatologist for every 'new fix.' Nevins also spent huge amounts of money on her teeth. She wishes she could face aging gracefully, but being surrounded by pretty, bright, and slender young women makes her angry. Besides aging, dieting, Viagra, and menopause, the author records a conversation overheard on a train between two women, one of whom, it turns out, was having an affair with the other's husband. "I wished John Updike was around to hear them," Nevins remarks. Other pieces focus on family: her demanding, impatient mother, who had a form of Reynaud's disease so severe that her forearm needed to be amputated; and her son, who slowly developed Tourette's syndrome when he was 3.

Rising star : the making of Barack Obama

New Biographies - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Garrow, David J., 1953-
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
viii, 1460 pages : map ; 24 cm
Call Number B OBAMA
Summary "Barack Obama is arguably the most dynamic political figure to grace the American stage since John F. Kennedy. His meteoric rise from promise to power has stunned even the cynics and inspired a legion of devout followers. For anyone who wants to know more about the man, David Mendell's Obama is essential reading. Mendell, who covered Obama for the Chicago Tribune, had far-reaching access to the Chicago politician as Obama climbed the ladder to the White House, the details of which he shares in this compelling biography. Positioning Obama as the savior of a fumbling Democratic party, Mendell reveals how Obama conquered Illinois politics and paved the way brick by brick for a galvanizing, historic presidential run" -- Provided by the publisher.

Avedon's France : old world, new look

New Nonfiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Rubin, Robert M.,
Publisher Abrams ; Bibliothèque nationale de France, [2016]
799 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
Call Number 779.2 RUB
Summary Exploring Richard Avedon's fascination with France, Avedon's France brings together a collection of spectacular photographs; selected interviews, letters, publications, and writings (including new material from the Avedon Foundation archives) and substantive essays by the authors. In addition to five portfolios of French sitters spanning a lifetime of portraiture, it looks at Avedon's apprenticeship to his mentor, Alexei Brodovitch; his encounters with French fashion; his idealised version of Paris in the movie Funny Face; his fresh take on the Belle Epoque in his book on Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Diary of a Century; and his fruitful association with the magazine Egoiste later in his life. Avedon's France offers a full account of Avedon's restless pursuit of new ways of looking at the world, and it reveals a master image maker, a true artist for his time.

Heirloom wood : a modern guide to carving spoons, bowls, boards, and other homewares

New Nonfiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Bainbridge, Max,
Publisher Abrams, 2017.
143 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number 745.51 BAI