New Speculative Fiction

The Crayola opposites book

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Shepherd, Jodie,
Publisher Lerner Publications, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm.
Books
Call Number J 428.1 SHE

The Crayola patterns book

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Schuh, Mari C., 1975-
Publisher Lerner Publications, [2018]
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm.
Books
Call Number J 516.15 SCH

The culture code : the secrets of highly successful groups

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Coyle, Daniel,
Publisher Bantam, 2018.
pages cm
Books
Call Number XX(1641568.2)
Summary "From the New York Times bestselling author of The Talent Code comes a book that unlocks the secrets of highly successful groups and provides tomorrow's leaders with the tools to build a cohesive, motivated culture. Where does great culture come from? How do you build and sustain it in your group, or strengthen a culture that needs fixing? In The Culture Code, Daniel Coyle goes inside some of the world's most successful organizations--including Pixar, the San Antonio Spurs, and U.S. Navy'sSEAL Team Six--and reveals what makes them tick. He demystifies the culture-building process by identifying three key skills that generate cohesion and cooperation, and explains how diverse groups learn to function with a single mind. Drawing on examples that rangefrom Internet retailer Zappos to the comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade to a daring gang of jewel thieves, Coyle offers specific strategies that trigger learning, spark collaboration, build trust, and drive positive change. Coyle unearths helpful stories of failure that illustrate what not to do, troubleshoots common pitfalls, and shares advice about reforming a toxic culture. Combining leading-edge science, on-the-ground insights from world-class leaders, and practical ideas for action, The Culture Code offers a roadmap for creating an environment where innovation flourishes, problems get solved, and expectations are exceeded. Culture is not something you are--it's something you do. The Culture Code puts the power in your hands. No matter the size of the group or the goal, this book can teach you the principles of cultural chemistry that transform individuals into teams that can accomplish amazing things together. Advance praise for The Culture Code "If you want to understand how successful groups work--the signals they transmit, the language they speak, the cues that foster creativity--you won't find a more essential guide than The Culture Code. This is a marvel of insight and practicality."--Charles Duhigg, New York Times bestselling author ofThe Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better "I've been waiting years for someone to write this book--I've built it up in my mind into something extraordinary. But it is even better than I imagined.Daniel Coyle has produced a truly brilliant, mesmerizing read that demystifies the magic of great groups. It blows all other books on culture right out of the water. Read it immediately."--Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Option B, Originals, and Give and Take"-- "A toolkit for building a cohesive, innovative and successful group culture, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Talent Code. Daniel Coyle spent three years researching the question of what makes a successful group tick, visiting some of theworld's most productive groups--including Pixar, Navy SEALs, Zappos, IDEO, and the San Antonio Spurs. Coyle discovered that high-performing groups relentlessly generate three key messages that enable them to excel: 1) Safety - we are connected. 2) SharedRisk - we are vulnerable together. 3) Purpose - we are part of the same story. Filled with first-hand reporting, fascinating science, compelling real-world stories, and leadership tools that can apply to businesses, schools, sports, families, and any kind of group, The Culture Code will revolutionize how you think about creating and sustaining successful groups"--

The deceivers

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Berenson, Alex,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2018]
pages ; cm.
Books
Call Number XX(1644389.1)
Summary "The Russians don't just want to influence American elections--they want it all. Former CIA agent John Wells confronts a plot of astonishing audacity as New York Times-bestselling author Alex Berenson goes beyond today's headlines to tomorrow's all-too-real threats. It was supposed to be a terrorist sting. The guns were supposed to be disabled. Then why was there so much blood? The target was the American Airlines Center, the home of the Dallas Mavericks. The FBI had told Ahmed Shakir that his drug bustwould go away if he helped them, and they'd supply all the weaponry, carefully removing the firing pins before the main event. It never occurred to Ahmed to doubt them, until it was too late. When John Wells is called to Washington, he's sure it's to investigate the carnage in Dallas, but it isn't. The former CIA director, now president, Vinnie Duto has plenty of people working in Texas. He wants Wells to go to Colombia. An old asset there has information to share--and it will lead Wells to the deadliestmission of his life, an extraordinary confluence of sleeper cells, sniper teams, false flag operations, double agents high in the U.S. government--and a Russian plot to take over the government itself. If it succeeds, what happened in Texas will only be aprelude"--

The Disappeared

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Box, C. J.
Publisher Penguin Group USA 2018
384 p. ;
Books
Call Number XX(1649247.1)

The English Wife

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Willig, Lauren
Publisher St Martins Pr 2018
384 p. ;
Books
Call Number XX(1639965.1)

The extra woman : how Marjorie Hillis led a generation of women to live alone and like it

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Scutts, Joanna,
Publisher Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2018]
First edition.
335 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number 305.42 SCU

The facts and fictions of Minna Pratt

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by MacLachlan, Patricia.
Publisher Harper & Row, 1990, c1988.
1st Harper Trophy ed., 1990.
136 p. ; 20 cm.
Books
Call Number J MacLachlan, Patricia
Summary An eleven-year-old cellist learns about life from her eccentric family, her first boyfriend, and Mozart.

The Final Six

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Monir, Alexandra
Publisher Harpercollins Childrens Books 2018
384 p. ;
Books

The First Amendment : freedom of speech and religion

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Micklos, John,
Publisher Capstone Press, 2018.
32 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Books
Call Number J 342.73 MIC
Summary Examines what caused the First Amendment to be born and what effects the amendment has had throughout history and today.

The Fourth Amendment : civil liberties

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Micklos, John,
Publisher Capstone Press, 2018.
32 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Books
Call Number J 342.73 MIC
Summary Examines what caused the Fourth Amendment to be born and what effects the amendment has had throughout history and today.

The Fox River Valley & the Black Hawk War

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Berry, James.
Publisher Editorial Services, 19--?]
[Pbk. ed.]
15 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number R 973.56 BER

The French girl

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Elliott, Lexie,
Publisher Berkley, 2018.
First edition.
pages ; cm
Books
Summary "An exhilarating psychological suspense debut that will propel readers into the darkest edges of friendship, for fans of Fiona Barton, Clare Mackintosh, and Ruth Ware. They were six university students from Oxford--friends and sometimes more than friends--spending an idyllic week together in a French farmhouse. It was supposed to be the perfect summer getaway...until they met Severine, the girl next door. For Kate Channing, Severine was an unwelcome presence, her inscrutable beauty undermining the close-knit group's loyalties amid the already simmering tensions. And after a huge altercation on the last night of the holiday, Kate knew nothing would ever be the same. There are some things you can't forgive. And there are some people you can't forget, likeSeverine, who was never seen again...Now, a decade later, the case is reopened when Severine's body is found in the well behind the farmhouse. Questioned along with her friends, Kate stands to lose everything she's worked so hard to achieve as suspicion mounts around her. Desperate to resolve her own shifting memories and fearful she will be forever bound to the woman whose presence still haunts her, Kate will find herself buried under layers of deception with no one to set her free.."-- "Memories from her trip to France still haunt Kate Channing almost a decade after the fateful vacation. The image of her French neighbor, Severine, is as clear as if she had seen her yesterday--despite the fact that Severine went missing just as the vacation ended. And when the case is reopened, bringing with it resurfaced secrets, rekindled affections, and dangerous enemies, Kate wonders if she will ever be able to rid herself of the ghost of the haunting and silent young woman. As the investigation speeds forward and alliances can no longer be trusted, she begins to understand that the stakes of this game are her own survival"--

The Game

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Fewings, Vanessa
Publisher Harlequin Books 2018
384 p. ;
Books
Call Number XX(1640642.1)

The Gatekeeper

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Todd, Charles
Publisher HarperCollins 2018
304 p. ;
Books
Call Number XX(1644404.1)

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning : How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Magnusson, Margareta
Publisher Simon & Schuster 2018
224 p. ;
Books
Call Number XX(1649256.1)

The Girlfriend

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Frances, Michelle
Publisher Kensington Pub Corp 2018
432 p. ;
Books

The Girls in the Picture [electronic resource]

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Benjamin, Melanie
Publisher Random House Digital 2018
448 p. ;
Electronic Resources

The girls in the picture : a novel

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Benjamin, Melanie, 1962-
Publisher Delacorte Press, [2018]
First edition.
pages ; cm
Books
Call Number XX(1637925.2)

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