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The secrets she keeps : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:51
by Robotham, Michael, 1960-
Publisher Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2017. ©2017
First Scribner hardcover edition.
368 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F ROB
Summary "Agatha is pregnant and works part-time stocking shelves at a grocery store in a ritzy London suburb, counting down the days until her baby is due. As the hours of her shifts creep by in increasing discomfort, the one thing she looks forward to at work is catching a glimpse of Meghan, the effortlessly chic customer whose elegant lifestyle dazzles her. Meghan has it all: two perfect children, a handsome husband, a happy marriage, a stylish group of friends, and she writes perfectly droll confessional posts on her popular parenting blog--posts that Agatha reads with devotion each night as she waits for her absent boyfriend, the father of her baby, to maybe return her calls. When Agatha learns that Meghan is pregnant again, and that their due dates fall within the same month, she finally musters up the courage to speak to her, thrilled that they now have the ordeal of childbearing in common. Little does Meghan know that the mundane exchange she has with a grocery store employee during a hurried afternoon shopping trip is about to change the course of her not-so-perfect life forever.

I, Eliza Hamilton

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:51
by Scott, Susan Holloway,
Publisher Kensington Books, 2017.
First Kensington trade paperback edition.
444 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F SCO
Summary Daughter of a respected general, Elizabeth Schuyler was captivated by Alexander Hamilton, a charismatic, ambitious aide to George Washington. They marry and despite the tumult of the American Revolution, Eliza is confident in her brilliant husband and in her role as his helpmate. Publicly Eliza becomes an adored member of society, respected for her fierce devotion to Hamilton as well as her grace. Behind closed doors, she manages their household and assists her husband with his political writings. Through public scandal, betrayal, personal heartbreak, and tragedy, she is tested again and again.

An Amish Christmas love : four novellas

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:51
by Wiseman, Beth, 1962-
Publisher Thomas Nelson, [2017]
377 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F AMI
Summary "A charming new novella collection of sweet holiday stories, each celebrating love in all its forms, from some of our favorite Amish authors!"--

Einstein's greatest mistake : a biography

New Biographies - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 01:45
by Bodanis, David,
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016. ©2016
xiv, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number B EINSTEIN
Summary A portrait of Albert Einstein shares critical insights into both the genius and hubris of modern physics, linking Einstein's popular downfall through the final decades of his life to the same imagination and self-confidence that ignited his early successes.

The princess diarist [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 22:42
by Fisher, Carrie
Publisher Penguin Audio : Books on Tape, [2016]
Unabridged.
4 audio discs (approximately 5 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 818.5403 FIS
Summary "When Carrie Fisher recently discovered the journals she had kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved--plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naiveté, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized. Today her fame as an author, actress, and pop-culture icon is indisputable, but in 1976, Carrie Fisher was just a teenager with an all-consuming crush on her costar. With these excerpts from her handwritten notebooks, The Princess Diariest is Fisher's intimate and revealing recollection of what happened on one of the most famous film sets of all time--and what developed behind the scenes. Fisher also ponders the joys and insanity of celebrity as well as the absurdity of a life spawned by Hollywood royalty whose lofty status has ultimately been surpassed by her own outer-space royalty"--Provided by publisher.

Blood brother : Jonathan Daniels and his sacrifice for civil rights

New Nonfiction - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 13:40
by Wallace, Rich
Publisher Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights, [2016] ©2016
First edition.
352 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Books
Call Number 973.92092 WAL
Summary "Jonathan Daniels, a white seminary student from New Hampshire, traveled to Selma, Alabama, in 1965 to help with voter registration of black residents. After the voting rights marches, he remained in Alabama, in the area known as "Bloody Lowndes," an extremely dangerous area for white freedom fighters, to assist civil rights workers. Five months later, Jonathan Daniels was shot and killed while saving the life of Ruby Sales, a black teenager. Through Daniels's poignant letters, papers, photographs, and taped interviews, authors Rich Wallace and Sandra Neil Wallace explore what led Daniels to the moment of his death, the trial of his murderer, and how these events helped reshape both the legal and political climate of Lowndes County and the nation."--Publisher's website.

Zika : the emerging epidemic

New Nonfiction - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 13:40
by McNeil, Donald G., Jr.,
Publisher W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
First edition.
203 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number 614.5 MCN
Summary An exploration of Zika's origins, how it's spreading, the race for a cure, and what we can do to protect ourselves now.

Almost Friends [videorecording].

New Feature Film DVDs - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 07:40
by Highmore, Freddie
Publisher Gravitas Ventures, 2018.
Widescreen ed.
1 videodisc (ca. 101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA ALM
Summary Once a promising young chef, now an unmotivated twenty-something, Charlie is living at home with his mother and stepfather while working as an assistant manager at a movie theatre and living vicariously through his best friend, Ben. But his life takes an unpredictable turn when he finds himself falling for local barista Amber. Problem is, Amber has her own distractions, her mooching cousin/roommate, a track-star boyfriend and steadfast plans to move to New York City.

Blade Runner 2049 (DVD) [videorecording].

New Feature Film DVDs - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 07:40
by Ford, Harrison
Publisher Warner Bros., 2018.
Widescreen ed.
1 videodisc (ca. 163 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number SCI-FI BLA
Summary A young blade runner's discovery of a long buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years. "...this is a movie that takes itself very seriously..."--San Francisco Chronicle "There is a something to think about here, a fair amount to feel and even more to see."--New York Times "The special effects are impeccable, and include sequences that blur the line, evocatively, between what's real and unreal."--Washington Post

Arrival [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 04:40
by Villeneuve, Denis, 1967-
Publisher Paramount Home Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (116 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number SCI-FI ARR
Summary When mysterious spacecraft touch down around the world, a team, including linguist Louise Banks, is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers, and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

Loving [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 04:40
by Nichols, Jeff, 1978-
Publisher Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (123 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA LOV
Summary The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.

Ouija. Origin of evil [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 04:40
by Howard, Jeff,
Publisher Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (1 hr., 39 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number HORROR OUI
Summary In 1967 Los Angeles a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by the merciless spirit, this small family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.

Swimming lessons

New Adult Fiction - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 04:40
by Fuller, Claire,
Publisher Tin House Books, [2017]
First U.S. edition.
350 pages ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number F FUL
Summary "Ingrid Coleman writes letters to her husband Gil about the truth of their marriage, but instead of giving them to him, she hides them in the thousands of books he has collected over the years. When Ingrid has written her final letter she disappears from a Dorset beach, leaving behind her beautiful but dilapidated house by the sea, her husband, and her two daughters"--Dust jacket flap.

A cure for wellness [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:40
by Verbinski, Gore,
Publisher 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (146 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number SUSPENSE CUR
Summary An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious 'wellness center' at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure.

A united kingdom [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:40
by Asante, Amma, 1969-
Publisher Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA UNI
Summary Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana causes an international stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s where he has gone to study law prior to his ascension to the throne. When they decided to marry, just as apartheid was being introduced into South Africa, it caused an international uproar. However, their passionate romance triumphed over every obstacle and changed the course of African history.

Before I fall [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:40
by Russo-Young, Ry, 1981-
Publisher Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (99 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA BEF
Summary After one fateful night, Sam wakes up with no future at all. Trapped reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was. And as she begins to untangle the mystery of a life suddenly derailed, she must also unwind the secrets of the people closest to her, and discover the power of a single day to make a difference, before she runs out of time for good.

The last word [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:40
by Pellington, Mark, 1962-
Publisher Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (108 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number COMEDY LAS
Summary Harriet is a retired businesswoman who tries to control everything around her. When she decides to write her own obituary, a young journalist takes up the task of finding out the truth, resulting in a life-altering friendship.

The sense of an ending [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:40
by Batra, Ritesh, 1979-
Publisher Lionsgate, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (approx. 108 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN BRI SEN
Summary A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life.

Verbal Advantage Advanced Edition, Sections 6-10. [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:39
by Elster, Charles Harrington.
Publisher Blackstone Audio Brilliance Audio, [2016]
Unabridged
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 428.1 ELS
Summary People Judge You By the Words You Use. Every day, people judge you by the words you use. Rightly or wrongly, they make assumptions about your intelligence, education, and capabilities. Nothing makes a better impression than a solid mastery of the English language. Studies over many decades have proven that individuals who take the time to enhance vocabulary skills find a direct link to career advancement and better earnings. Strong communication skills also determine your social success. Join the Top 5 Percent When you enhance your vocabulary skills with the Verbal Advantage Advanced Edition, you will be speaking with the vocabulary power of the top 5 percent of all adults - the most successful, highest-earning people. This extraordinary audio vocabulary course will help you avoid common errors in pronunciation, spelling, grammar, and usage. Every key word is defined, spelled out, carefully pronounced, and used in a sentence. You will never be caught in a blunder again. Verbal Advantage Advanced Edition will help you to: Become more articulate and colorful when speaking Gain an excellent command of the English language Be more competitive in your career Get an edge over others More than 250,000 people have already benefited from Verbal Advantage Advanced Edition. Many Fortune 500 companies, ranging from Aetna to Microsoft and Xerox, have purchased the program. Wouldn't you like to command a vocabulary so rich, so dynamic, that people will be absolutely riveted by every word you speak, every phrase you write? Listen to Verbal Advantage Advanced Edition in the privacy of your own home or car and, in just one month, add thousands of new words to your vocabulary!

The Sunshine sisters [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:39
by Green, Jane, 1968-
Publisher Books on Tape ; Penguin Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (approximately 12 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F GRE
Summary "The New York Times bestselling author of Falling presents a warm, wise, and wonderfully vivid novel about a mother who asks her three estranged daughters to come home to help her end her life. Ronni Sunshine left London for Hollywood to become a beautiful, charismatic star of the silver screen. But at home, she was a narcissistic, disinterested mother who alienated her three daughters. As soon as possible, tomboy Nell fled her mother's overbearing presence to work on a farm and find her own way in the world as a single mother. The target of her mother's criticism, Meredith never felt good enough, thin enough, pretty enough. Her life took her to London--and into the arms of a man whom she may not even love. And Lizzy, the youngest, more like Ronni than any of them, seemed to have it easy, using her drive and ambition to build a culinary career to rival her mother's fame, while her marriage crumbled around her. But now the Sunshine sisters are together again, called home by Ronni, who has learned that she has a serious disease and needs her daughters to fulfill her final wishes. And though Nell, Meredith, and Lizzy have never been close, their mother's illness draws them together to confront the old jealousies and secret fears that have threatened to tear these sisters apart. As they face the loss of their mother, they will discover if blood might be thicker than water after all."--

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