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Below the belt [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 20:52
by Woods, Stuart,
Publisher Books on Tape ; Penguin Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (8 hr., 7 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F WOO
Summary "Newly ensconced in his Santa Fe abode with a lovely female companion, Stone Barrington receives a call from an old friend requesting a delicate favor. A situation has arisen that could escalate into an explosive quagmire, and only someone with Stone's stealth and subtlety can contain the damage. At the center of these events is an impressive gentleman whose star is on the rise, and who'd like to get Stone in his corner. He's charming and ambitious and has friends in high places; the kind of man who seems to be a sure bet. But in the fickle circles of power, fortunes rise and fall on the turn of a dime, and it may turn out that Stone holds the key not just to one man's fate, but to the fate of the nation"--Amazon.com

Lord of ten thousand years : the paper dragon

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 14:51
by Chan, Sidney,
Publisher Archway Publishing, [2015]
xviii, 355 pages ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number F CHA
Summary "This is the story of a power-hungry woman who almost brought down a country destined to become a superpower. Tzu-hsi, the empress dowager of the Manchu dynasty, manipulated her way into the heart of the palace almost a century and a half ago, using her charm, looks, and intellect to get what she wanted. It wasn't long before she was hiding in the Summer Palace in Peking, running the government behind the curtain and scheming to grow her power at the emperor's expense. But when foreign intervention and internal strife combined to threaten her empire, she enlisted the help of a devious eunuch and resorted to extreme tactics to deal with the crisis. The emperor sought help from the intelligentsia in a bid to stay in charge and reform the government, but he made a critical mistake by placing his trust in an ambitious general who had the power to ruin everything. Filled with colorful imagery, forbidden liaisons, sneaky maneuvering, heroes, and villains, this novel tells how one woman sought to rise to the pinnacle of power in a male-dominated society, and how a dedicated emperor tried to stop her."--provided from Amazon.com.

Montpelier Parade

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 14:51
by Geary, Karl, 1972-
Publisher Catapult, [2016] ©2016
217 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F GEA
Summary As a gardener at the house on Montpelier Parade, Sonny is full of curiosity in his lonely life of dreams. Then the mysterious Vera comes around, and he falls in love for the first time. Casting off his life of solitude, Sonny longs to know Vera, even save her. But what is it that Vera isn't telling him?

Human acts : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 14:51
by Han, Kang, 1970-
Publisher Hogarth, 2016. ©2016
First U.S. edition.
218 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F HAN
Summary Follows the aftermath of a young boy's shocking death during a violent student uprising as told from the perspectives of the event's victims and their loved ones.

All that makes life bright : the life and love of Harriet Beecher Stowe

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 14:51
by Kilpack, Josi S.,
Publisher Shadow Mountain, [2017] ©2017
ix, 322 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F KIL
Summary When Harriet Beecher marries Calvin Stowe on January 6, 1836, she is sure her future will be filled with romance, eventually a family, and continued opportunities to develop as a writer. Her husband Calvin is completely supportive and said she must be a literary woman. Harriet's sister, Catharine, worries she will lose her identity in marriage, but she is determined to preserve her independent spirit. Deeply religious, she strongly believes God has called her to fulfill the roles of wife and writer and will help her accomplish everything she was born to do.

A legacy of spies

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 14:51
by Le Carré, John, 1931-
Publisher Viking, and imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]
264 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1616148.2)
Summary Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, is living out his old age on the family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old Service summons him to London. The reason? His Cold War past has come back to claim him. Intelligence operations that were once the toast of secret London, and involved such characters as Alec Leamas, Jim Prideaux, George Smiley and Peter Guillam himself, are to be scrutinized under disturbing criteria by a generation with no memory of the Cold War and no patience with its justifications.

It's not me, it's you

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 14:51
by McFarlane, Mhairi,
Publisher Harper, 2015. ©2014
531 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Books
Call Number F MCF
Summary Delia Moss isn't quite sure where she went wrong. Everything was going smoothly. Ok, she had a slightly rubbish job working for the council and she hadn't seen her best friend Emma in god knows how long, but she'd been working up to proposing to Paul for months. This. Was. It. But with one annoying little 'beep beep', Delia's life is turned upside down and rather than stick around and commit GBH by punching her cheating scumbag boyfriend (who still wants to be with her) in the chops, she decides the best thing to do would be get some head space and leave for London. But a new city is never going to be the answer, and with a dodgy new job in media PR, where a suspicious yet devastatingly handsome journalist seems to be sniffing around and endangering her job, Delia can't run forever. Where did the old Delia go? And can she get her back?

Portrait of a conspiracy

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 14:51
by Morin, Donna Russo.
Publisher Diversion Books, 2016.
296 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F MOR
Summary One murder ignites the powder keg that consumes a Florence under the iron rule of the powerful Medici family. Amidst the chaos, five women and one legendary artist weave together a dangerous plot that could bring peace, or get them all killed. Seeking to wrest power, members of the Pazzi family drew their blades in a church and slew the beloved Giuliano. But Lorenzo de' Medici survives, and seeks revenge on everyone involved, plunging the city into a murderous chaos. Bodies are dragged through the streets, and no one is safe. Five women steal away to a church to ply their craft in secret. Viviana, Fiammetta, Isabetta, Natasia, and Mattea are painters, not allowed to be public with their skill, but freed from the restrictions in their lives by their art. When a sixth member of their group, Lapaccia, goes missing, and is rumored to have stolen a much sought after painting before she vanished, the women must venture out into the dangerous streets to find their friend. They will have help from one of the most renowned painters of their era―the peaceful and kind Leonardo Da Vinci. It is under his tutelage that they will flourish as artists, and with his access that they will infiltrate some of the highest, most secretive places in Florence, unraveling one conspiracy as they build another in its place.

Under a pole star

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 14:51
by Penney, Stef,
Publisher Quercus, 2017.
580 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1620086.3)
Summary A whaler's daughter, Flora Mackie first crossed the Arctic Circle at the age of twelve, falling in love with the cold and unforgiving terrain and forging lifelong bonds with the Inuit people who have carved out an existence on its icy plains. She sets out to become a scientist and polar explorer, despite those who believe that a young woman has no place in this harsh world, and in 1892, her determination leads her back to northern Greenland at the head of a British expedition.Yearning for wider horizons, American geologist Jakob de Beyn joins a rival expedition led by the furiously driven Lester Armitage. When the path of Flora's expedition crosses theirs, the three lives become intertwined. All are obsessed with the north, a place of violent extremes: perpetual night and endless day; frozen seas and coastal meadows; heroism and selfishness. Armitage's ruthless desire to be the undisputed leader of polar discovery sets in motion a chain of events whose tragic outcomes--both for his team of scientists and the indigenous people of Greenland--will reverberate for years to come.Set against the stark, timeless beauty of northern Greenland and fin-de-si?cle New York and London, Under a Pole Star is a compelling look at the dark side of the golden age of exploration, a study of the corrosive power of ambition, and an epic, incendiary love story. It shows that sometimes you have to travel to the farthest edge of the world in order to find your true place in it.

Whorl

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 14:51
by Tarr, James.
Publisher James Tarr, [2016]
493 pages ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number F TAR
Summary "During a routine background check of a Special Agent applicant an FBI lab tech discovers the young man's fingerprints are an identical match to not one but two other people already in the system. Aside from actual confessions more crimes have been solved by fingerprints than any other type of evidence, and this discovery could throw legal systems around the world into chaos--if it becomes public knowledge. Powerful government forces in the FBI and beyond immediately try to remove all the evidence--which includes the idealistic lab tech who made the discovery and Dave Anderson, the young man whose dream it has been to become an FBI Special Agent. The racially divided gritty dystopia that is modern Detroit provides the backdrop as forces move against Anderson--but young men drawn to law enforcement are rarely blank pages, and Anderson already has more than his share of secrets. The question is, who can he trust with them?"--Amazon.com.

You don't know me but I know you

New YA Books - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:52
by Barrow, Rebecca,
Publisher HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
323 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F BAR
Summary "There's a box in the back of Audrey's closet that she rarely thinks about. Inside is a letter, seventeen years old, from a mother she's never met, handed to her by the woman she's called Mom her whole life. Being adopted, though, is just one piece in the puzzle of Audrey's life--the picture painstakingly put together by Audrey herself, consisting not only of the greatest family ever but of a snarky, loyal, sometimes infuriating best friend Rose, and a sweet, smart musician boyfriend, Julian. But when Audrey realizes that she's pregnant, she feels something--a tightly sealed box in the closet corners of her heart--crack open, spilling her dormant fears and unanswered questions all over the life she loves. Almost two decades ago, a girl in Audrey's situation made a choice, one that started Audrey's entire story. Now Audrey is paralyzed by her own what-ifs and terrified by the distance she feels growing between her and her best friend Rose. Down every possible path is a different unfamiliar version of her life, and as she weighs the options in her mind, she starts to wonder--what does it even mean to be Audrey Spencer?"--

Living is easy with eyes closed [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:52
by Trueba, David, 1969-
Publisher Strand Releasing Home Entertainment, [2015]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (108 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN SPA LIV
Summary Spain, 1966: Antonio is a teacher and a Beatles fan, facets he combines by getting his pupils to recite the lyrics from Help in English class. When he learns that his idol John Lennon is making a film in Almeria, he resolves to meet him. On the journey he picks up two young runaways: Bethlehem, a pregnant girl fleeing a convent, and Juanjo, a boy escaping a dictatorial father.

McFarland, USA [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:52
by Caro, Niki, 1967-
Publisher Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2015]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (approximately 129 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FAMILY MCF
Summary Inspired by the 1987 true story, the movie follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California's farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White, a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school. With grit and determination, the unlikely band of runners eventually overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well.

Paris can wait [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:52
by Lane, Diane,
Publisher Sony Pictures Classics, [2017]
1 videodisc (approximately 92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number XX(1640228.3)
Summary The wife of a successful movie producer takes a car trip from the south of France to Paris with one of her husband's associates.

Rough Night [videorecording].

New Feature Film DVDs - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:52
by Johansson, Scarlett
Publisher Columbia Pictures, 2017.
Widescreen ed.
1 videodisc (ca. 101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DVD COMEDY ROUGH
Summary Five friends from college reunite when they rent a beach house in Miami for a wild bachelorette weekend that goes completely off the rails. Just when all hope is lost, they realize there's more to the story than they could've ever imagined.

The 33 [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:52
by Riggen, Patricia,
Publisher Warner Home Video, [2016]
Rental [edition].
1 videodisc (127 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Visual Materials
Call Number DRAMA THI
Summary In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive by the catastrophic explosion and collapse of a 100-year-old gold and copper mine. Over the next 69 days, an international team worked night and day in a desperate attempt to rescue the trapped men as their families and friends, as well as millions of people globally, waited and watched anxiously for any sign of hope.

Close to home

New Mystery Fiction - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:51
by Dugoni, Robert,
Publisher Thomas & Mercer, [2017]
368 pages ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number M DUG

Marrow Island

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 11:47
by Smith, Alexis M,
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016. ©2016
xi, 244 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F SMI

Against all odds [CD sound recording] : a novel

New Books on CD - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 08:47
by Steel, Danielle,
Publisher Recorded Books, ℗2017.
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (9 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F STE
Summary Taking chances is part of life, but when you bet your future against the odds, it's a high-risk game. Kate Madison's stylish resale shop has been a big SoHo success, supporting her and her four kids since her husband's untimely death. Now they are grown and ready to forge lives of their own. And they all choose to play against the odds, to their mother's dismay. Isabelle, a dedicated attorney, is in line to make partner at her Wall Street firm when she falls for a client she represents in a criminal case. She tells herself she can make a life with him, but can she? Julie, a young designer, meets a man who seems too good to be true and falls under his spell. She marries him quickly, gives up her job, and moves to Los Angeles to be at his side but is all what it seems? Justin is a struggling writer who pushes for children with his partner before they're financially or emotionally ready. Will the strain on the relationship take too high a toll? And Willie, the youngest, a tech expert, makes a choice that shocks them all, with a woman twelve years older. Kate, loving, supportive, and outspoken, can't keep her children from playing against the odds. Can the odds be beaten? Not often, as her children have to learn for themselves. For Kate, the hardest lesson will be that she can't protect the children she loves from the choices they make, but can only love them as they make them.

Nearly Nero : the adventures of Claudius Lyon, the man who would be Wolfe

New Mystery Fiction - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 08:47
by Estleman, Loren D.,
Publisher Tyrus Books, [2017]
First Tyrus Books hardcover edition.
190 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number M EST
Summary Based on the Nero Wolfe series one of the longest running, critically acclaimed, and bestselling series in the crime fiction world a collection of Nero Wolfe inspired crime stories from one of the most prominent crime writers of his era. From 1934 until his death in 1976, Rex Stout entertained the world with the exploits of Nero Wolfe the eccentric, orchid-breeding detective genius as related by Archie Goodwin, his irreverent legman. Nearly Nero is an affectionate, tongue-in-cheek homage to Stout's greatest creation. Claudius Lyon is a fanatic admirer of Wolfe. He has retrofitted himself and his townhouse after Wolfe's and has hired a man named Arnie Woodbine to serve as his Archie Goodwin. However, Lyon's naiveté and Woodbine's larcenous nature constantly put them in jeopardy more than Wolfe and Goodwin ever faced. Somehow the imitator manages to find a solution from every problem. But can he and his assistant keep up this pretense for long?

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