Feed aggregator

The devil Is a part-timer! 10

New YA Graphic Novels and Manga - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 07:05
by Wagahara, Satoshi,
Publisher Yen Press, 2017. ©2017
First Yen Press edition.
160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
Books
Call Number GN YA F WAG
Summary "Repairs to Devil's Castle, Maou's one-bedroom apartment in Japan, are complete - and now it's outfitted with an all-new HD hookup! The Devil King's never owned a TV before, so once he's armed himself with all the knowledge he needs, he's off to the electronics store. With Lucifer the only one home, what will happen when a certain angel makes an unexpected visit...?"--Page [4] of cover.

Girls made of snow and glass

New YA Books - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 07:05
by Bashardoust, Melissa,
Publisher Flatiron Books, 2017.
First edition.
375 pages : map ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number YA F BAS
Summary "Frozen meets The Bloody Chamber in this feminist fantasy reimagining of the Snow White fairytale. At sixteen, Mina's mother is dead, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone--has never beat at all, in fact, but she'd always thought that fact normal. She never guessed that her father cut out her heart and replaced it with one of glass. When she moves to Whitespring Castle and sees its king for the first time, Mina forms a plan: win the king's heart with her beauty, become queen, and finally know love. The only catch is that she'll have to become a stepmother. Fifteen-year-old Lynet looks just like her late mother, and one day she discovers why: a magician created her out of snow in the dead queen's image, at her father's order. But despite being the dead queen made flesh, Lynet would rather be like her fierce and regal stepmother, Mina. She gets her wish when her father makes Lynet queen of the southern territories, displacing Mina. Now Mina is starting to look at Lynet with something like hatred, and Lynet must decide what to do--and who to be--to win back the only mother she's ever known...or else defeat her once and for all. Entwining the stories of both Lynet and Mina in the past and present, Girls Made of Snow and Glass traces the relationship of two young women doomed to be rivals from the start. Only one can win all, while the other must lose everything--unless both can find a way to reshape themselves and their story"--

Pop aye [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 07:05
by Tan, Kirsten,
Publisher Kino Lorber, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR POP
Summary Successful Bangkok architect in the midst of a midlife crisis is reunited with an elephant he knew growing up. The two embark on a road trip to the man's childhood home in the idyllic Thai countryside.

All the light above it too [sound recording]

New Music - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 07:05
by Johnson, Jack, 1975-
Publisher Brushfire Records, [2017] ℗2017
1 audio disc : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD POP JOH

Hornet 33 : memoir of a combat helicopter pilot in Vietnam

New Nonfiction - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 07:05
by Denny, Ed, 1946-
Publisher McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]
viii, 281 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number 959.7043092 DEN
Summary "This memoir of an aircraft commander in the 116th Assault Helicopter Company--"The Hornets"--relates his experience of the Vietnam War from 1970 to 1971. From supporting the 25th Infantry Division's invasion of Cambodia, to flying the lead aircraft in the 101st Airmobile Division's pivotal Operation Lam Son 719 invasion of Laos, the author recounts the events"--

The scarred woman : a Department Q novel

New Mystery Fiction - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 07:05
by Adler-Olsen, Jussi,
Publisher Dutton, [2017]
472 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number M ADL
Summary "Detective Carl Mørck of Department Q, Copenhagen's cold cases division, meets his toughest challenge yet when the dark, troubled past of one of his own team members collides with a sinister unsolved murder. In a Copenhagen park the body of an elderly woman is discovered. The case bears a striking resemblance to another unsolved homicide investigation from over a decade ago, but the connection between the two victims confounds the police. Across town a group of young women are being hunted. The attacks seem random, but could these brutal acts of violence be related? Detective Carl Mørck of Department Q is charged with solving the mystery. Back at headquarters, Carl and his team are under pressure to deliver results: failure to meet his superiors' expectations will mean the end of Department Q. Solving the case, however, is not their only concern. After an earlier breakdown, their colleague Rose is still struggling to deal with the reemergence of her past--a past in which a terrible crime may have been committed. It is up to Carl, Assad, and Gordon to uncover the dark and violent truth at the heart of Rose's childhood before it is too late"--

An echo of murder : a William Monk novel

New Mystery Fiction - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 07:05
by Perry, Anne, 1943-
Publisher Ballantine Books, [2017]
First U.S. edition.
286 pages ; 25 cm.
Books
Call Number M PER
Summary "In the course of his tenure with the Thames River Police, Commander Monk has yet to see a more gruesome crime scene: a Hungarian warehouse owner lies in the middle of his blood-sodden office, pierced through the chest with a bayonet and eerily surrounded by seventeen candles, their wicks dipped in blood. Suspecting the murder may be rooted in ethnic prejudice, Monk turns to London's Hungarian community in search of clues but finds his inquiries stymied by its wary citizens and a language he doesn't speak. Only with the help of a local pharmacist acting as translator can Monk hope to penetrate this tightly knit enclave, even as more of its members fall victim to identical brutal murders. But whoever the killer, or killers, may be -- a secret society practicing ritual sacrifice, a madman on a spree, a British native targeting foreigners -- they are well hidden among the city's ever-growing populace. With the able assistance of his wife -- former battlefield nurse Hester, who herself is dealing with a traumatized war veteran who may be tangled up in the murders -- Monk must combat distrust, hostility, and threats from the very people he seeks to protect. But as the body count grows, stirring ever greater fear and anger among the Hungarian émigrés, resistance to the police also increases. Racing time and the rising tide of terror all around him, Monk must be even more relentless than the mysterious killer, or the echoes of malice and murder will resound through London's streets like a clarion of doom." -- From publisher's description.

Murderous mistral

New Mystery Fiction - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 07:05
by Rademacher, Cay,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
280 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number M RAD
Summary "International Dagger Award shortlisted author of The Murderer in Ruins, Cay Rademacher, delivers a beautifully atmospheric new story with a captivating main character in Murderous Mistral: A Provence Mystery. Capitaine Roger Blanc, an investigator with the anti-corruption-unit of the French Gendarmerie, was a bit too succesfull in his investigations. He finds himself removed from Paris to the south of France, far away from political power. Or so it would seem. The stress is too much for his marriage, and he attempts to manage the break up while trying to settle into his new life in Provence in a 200-year-old, half-ruined house. At the same time, Blanc is tasked with his first murder case: A man with no friends and a lot of enemies, an outsider, was found shot and burned. When a second man dies under suspicious circumstances in the quaint French countryside, the Capitaine from Paris has to dig deep into the hidden, dark undersides of the Provence he never expected to see"--

The Cuban affair : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 07:05
by DeMille, Nelson,
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2017.
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
433 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F DEM
Summary "Daniel Graham MacCormick--Mac for short--seems to have a pretty good life. At age thirty-five he's living in Key West, owner of a forty-two-foot charter fishing boat, The Maine. Mac served five years in the Army as an infantry officer with two tours in Afghanistan. He returned with the Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, scars that don't tan, and a boat with a big bank loan. Truth be told, Mac's finances are more than a little shaky. One day, Mac is sitting in the famous Green Parrot Bar in Key West, contemplating his life, and waiting for Carlos, a hotshot Miami lawyer heavily involved with anti-Castro groups. Carlos wants to hire Mac and The Maine for a ten-day fishing tournament to Cuba at the standard rate, but Mac suspects there is more to this and turns it down. The price then goes up to two million dollars, and Mac agrees to hear the deal, and meet Carlos's clients--a beautiful Cuban-American woman named Sara Ortega, and a mysterious older Cuban exile, Eduardo Valazquez. What Mac learns is that there is sixty million American dollars hidden in Cuba by Sara's grandfather when he fled Castro's revolution. With the "Cuban Thaw" underway between Havana and Washington, Carlos, Eduardo, and Sara know it's only a matter of time before someone finds the stash--by accident or on purpose. And Mac knows if he accepts this job, he'll walk away rich"--

Wicked deeds : Krewe of hunters

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 07:05
by Graham, Heather,
Publisher Mira Books, 2017. ©2017
315 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F GRA
Summary Eager to start their life together, historian Vickie Preston and Special Agent Griffin Pryce take a detour en route to their new home in Virginia and stop for a visit in Baltimore. But their romantic weekend is interrupted when a popular author is found dead in the basement of an Edgar Allan Poe-themed restaurant. Because of the mysterious circumstances surrounding the corpse, the FBI's Krewe of Hunters paranormal team is invited to investigate. As more bizarre deaths occur, Vickie and Griffin are drawn into a case that has disturbing echoes of Poe's great works, bringing the horrors of his fiction to life.

Swallowing mercury

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 07:05
by Greg, Wioletta,
Publisher Transit Books, 2017. ©2017
146 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F GRE
Summary While political change hums in the background, Wiola looks back on her youth in a close-knit agricultural community in 1980s Poland: the superstitions of the village women, rumored visits from the Pope, and the locked room in the dressmaker's house.

To be where you are

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 07:05
by Karon, Jan, 1937-
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017] ©2017
450 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F KAR
Summary "#1 New York Times bestselling author Jan Karon returns with the fourteenth novel in the beloved Mitford series, featuring three generations of Kavanaghs. After twelve years of wrestling with the conflicts of retirement, Father Tim Kavanagh realizes he doesn't need a steady job to prove himself. Then he's given one--but what, exactly, does it prove? Meanwhile, newly married Dooley and Lace face a crisis that empties their bank account and turns their household upside down. Is the honeymoon over? Is this where real life begins? As the Mitford Muse editor stumbles on a quick fix for marital woes and the town grocer falls in love for the first time, Father Tim and Cynthia receive an invitation to yet another family wedding. But perhaps the bottom line is this: While a star blinks out in the Mitford firmament, another soon blinks on at Meadowgate, and four-year-old Jack Tyler looks forward to the biggest day of his life--for now and forever. Jan Karon weaves together the everyday lives of two families, and the cast of characters that readers around the world now love like kin"--

The good people

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 07:05
by Kent, Hannah, 1985-
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First United States edition.
388 pages : map ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F KEN
Summary Three women in nineteenth-century Ireland bond over a shared effort to rescue a child from a superstitious community that believes that his trauma-related inability to speak indicates that he is a changeling responsible for a series of misfortunes.

The ninth hour

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 07:05
by McDermott, Alice,
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
First edition.
247 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F MCD
Summary A portrait of the Irish-American experience is presented through the story of an Irish immigrant's suicide and how it reverberates through innumerable lives in early twentieth-century Catholic Brooklyn.

Such fine boys

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 07:05
by Modiano, Patrick, 1945-
Publisher Yale University Press [2017] ©2017
xi, 186 pages ; 20 cm.
Books
Call Number F MOD
Summary "As a boarding school student in the early 1960s, Patrick Modiano lived among the troubled teenage sons of wealthy but self-involved parents. In this mesmerizing novel, Modiano weaves together a series of exquisitely crafted stories about such jettisoned boys at the exclusive Valvert School on the outskirts of Paris: abandoned children of privilege, left to create new family ties among themselves. Misfits and heroes, sports champions and good-hearted chums, the boys of Valvert misbehave, run away, get expelled, and engage in various forms of delinquency and disappearance. They emerge into adulthood tragically damaged, still tethered to their adolescent selves, powerless to escape the central loneliness of their lives in an ever-darkening spiral of self-delusion and grim consequence"--Back cover.

The exact nature of our wrongs

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 07:05
by Peery, Janet,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2017.
First edition.
276 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F PEE
Summary Gathering on a summer evening to celebrate the birthday of their ailing patriarch, the Campbell family confronts the difficult realities of an offspring's addiction problems, his mother's enabling behaviors, and his siblings' conflicted views.

White bodies : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 07:05
by Robins, Jane
Publisher Touchstone, 2017.
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
297 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F ROB
Summary "This chilling psychological suspense novel--think Strangers on a Train for the modern age--explores the dark side of love and the unbreakable ties that bind two sisters together. Felix and Tilda seem like the perfect couple: young and in love, a financier and a beautiful up-and-coming starlet. But behind their flawless facade, not everything is as it seems. Callie, Tilda's unassuming twin, has watched her sister visibly shrink under Felix's domineering love. She has looked on silently as Tilda stopped working, nearly stopped eating, and turned into a neat freak, with mugs wrapped in Saran Wrap and suspicious syringes hidden in the bathroom trash. She knows about Felix's uncontrollable rages, and has seen the bruises on the white skin of her sister's arms. Worried about the psychological hold that Felix seems to have over Tilda, Callie joins an Internet support group for victims of abuse and their friends. However, things spiral out of control and she starts to doubt her own judgment when one of her new acquaintances is killed by an abusive man. And then suddenly Felix dies--or was he murdered? A page-turning work of suspense that announces a stunning new voice in fiction, White Bodies will change the way you think about obsession, love, and the violence we inflict on one another--and ourselves"--

Best day ever

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 07:05
by Rouda, Kaira Sturdivant, 1963-
Publisher Graydon House, [2017] ©2017.
342 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F ROU
Summary "Paul Strom has the perfect life: a glittering career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife, two healthy boys, and a big house in a wealthy suburb. And he's the perfect husband: breadwinner, protector, provider. That's why he's planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house, just the two of them. It will be the best day ever. But as Paul and Mia drive out of the city and into the countryside, a spike of tension begins to wedge itself between them. How perfect is any marriage, really? How much do they trust each other? Is Paul the person he seems to be? And what are his secret plans for the cottage weekend? Forcing us to ask ourselves just how well we know those who are closest to us, this story crackles with dark energy spinning ever tighter towards its shocking conclusion"--Publisher.

The boat runner : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 13:01
by Murphy, Devin,
Publisher HarperPerennial, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
370, 13 pages ; 20 cm.
Books
Call Number F MUR
Summary Beginning in the summer of 1939, fourteen-year-old Jacob Koopman and his older brother, Edwin, enjoy lives of prosperity and quiet contentment. Many of the residents in their small Dutch town have some connection to the Koopman lightbulb factory, and the locals hold the family in high esteem. On days when they aren't playing with friends, Jacob and Edwin help their Uncle Martin on his fishing boat in the North Sea, where German ships have become a common sight. But conflict still seems unthinkable, even as the boys' father naively sends his sons to a Hitler Youth Camp in an effort to secure German business for the factory. When war breaks out, Jacob's world is thrown into chaos. The Boat Runner follows Jacob over the course of four years, through the forests of France, the stormy beaches of England, and deep within the secret missions of the German Navy, where he is confronted with the moral dilemma that will change his life-and his life's mission-forever. Epic in scope and featuring a thrilling narrative with precise, elegant language, The Boat Runner tells the little-known story of the young Dutch boys who were thrown into the Nazi campaign, as well as the brave boatmen who risked everything to give Jewish refugees safe passage to land abroad. Through one boy's harrowing tale of personal redemption, here is a novel about the power of people's stories and voices to shine light through our darkest days, until only love prevails.

Warcross

New YA Books - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 10:01
by Lu, Marie, 1984-
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
353 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F LU
Summary "When teenage coder Emika Chen hacks her way into the opening tournament of the Warcross Championships, she glitches herself into the game as well as a sinister plot with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire"--

Pages