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Dead letters : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 17:12
by Dolan-Leach, Caite,
Publisher Random House, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
332 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F DOL
Summary Ava Antipova has her reasons for running away: a failing family vineyard, a romantic betrayal, a mercurial sister, an absent father, a mother slipping into dementia. In Paris, Ava renounces her terribly practical undergraduate degree, acquires a French boyfriend and a taste for much better wine, and erases her past. Two years later, she must return to upstate New York. Her twin sister, Zelda, is dead. Even in a family of alcoholics, Zelda Antipova was the wild one, notorious for her mind games and destructive behavior. Stuck tending the vineyard and the girls' increasingly unstable mother, Zelda was allegedly burned alive when she passed out in the barn with a lit cigarette. But Ava finds the official explanation a little too neat. A little too Zelda. Then she receives a cryptic message--from her sister. Just as Ava suspected, Zelda's playing one of her games. In fact, she's outdone herself, leaving a series of clues about her disappearance. With the police stuck on a red herring, Ava follows the trail laid just for her, thinking like her sister, keeping her secrets, immersing herself in Zelda's drama and her outlandish circle of friends and lovers. Along the way, Zelda forces her twin to confront their twisted history and the boy who broke Ava's heart. But why? Is Zelda trying to punish Ava for leaving? To teach her a lesson? Or is she simply trying to write her own ending? Featuring a colorful, raucous cast of characters, Caite Dolan-Leach's debut thriller takes readers on a literary scavenger hunt for clues concealed throughout the seemingly idyllic wine country, hidden in plain sight on social media, and buried at the heart of one tremendously dysfunctional, utterly unforgettable family.

Moving target

New Adult Fiction - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 17:12
by Eason, Lynette,
Publisher Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
327 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number F EAS
Summary When Maddy McKay and Quinn Holcombe are abducted by a mysterious madman, they are forced to take part in a sinister game in which they have become the hunted.

Some kind of magic

New Adult Fiction - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 17:12
by Marlowe, Mary Ann
Publisher Kensington Books, [2017] ©2017
295 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F MAR
Summary Biochemist Eden Sinclair may have inadvertently lured rock god Adam Copeland with a scent from the lab that is designed to enhance pheromones.

Bad Santa 2 [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 11:11
by Waters, Mark S., 1964-
Publisher Broad Green Pictures, [2017]
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number COMEDY BAD 2
Summary Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed, and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Along for the ride is 'the kid,' chubby and cheery Thurman Merman, a 250-pound ray of sunshine. Mommy issues arise when the pair are joined by Willie's horror story of a mother, Sunny Soke. Sunny raises the bar for the gang's ambitions, while somehow lowering the standards of criminal behavior.

Hacksaw Ridge [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 11:11
by Gibson, Mel,
Publisher Summit Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (approximately 139 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA HAC
Summary During the bloodiest battle of WWII, in Okinawa, Desmond Doss saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he singlehandedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. Doss was the first conscientious objector to ever earn the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Manchester by the sea [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 11:11
by Lonergan, Kenneth,
Publisher Lionsgate Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (approximately 137 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA MAN
Summary An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.

Spotlight [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 17:06
by McCarthy, Tom, 1966-
Publisher Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (129 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary The riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world's oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper's tenacious 'Spotlight' team of reporters delve into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston's religious, legal, and government establishment.

Captain America, Steve Rogers. Vol. 2, The trial of Maria Hill

New YA Graphic Novels and Manga - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:05
by Spencer, Nick
Publisher Marvel Worldwide, Inc., a subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment, LLC, [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Call Number GN YA F CAP
Summary Hail Hydra! As the Red Skull marches across Europe, SHIELD comes apart at the seams. Steve opens a door-- and what's behind it will shake the Marvel Universe to its core.

Origin [CD sound recording] : a novel

New Books on CD - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 08:04
by Brown, Dan, 1964-
Publisher Penguin Random House, [2017]
15 audio discs (18 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F BRO
Summary Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that "will change the face of science forever". The evening's host is his friend and former student, Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old tech magnate whose dazzling inventions and audacious predictions have made him a controversial figure around the world. This evening is to be no exception: he claims he will reveal an astonishing scientific breakthrough to challenge the fundamentals of human existence. But Langdon and several hundred other guests are left reeling when the meticulously orchestrated evening is blown apart before Kirsch's precious discovery can be revealed. With his life under threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape, along with the museum's director, Ambra Vidal. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch's secret.

Second chance girl [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 08:04
by Mallery, Susan
Publisher Harlequin Audio, [2017]
7 audio discs (8 3/4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD ROM MAL
Summary Just as he begins to understand what a treasure his elusive neighbor is, Mathias wounds her deeply with careless actions. If he can't convince Carol to be his girl, he's facing a long, empty future alone.

Ali : a life

New Biographies - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 08:04
by Eig, Jonathan,
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.
xv, 623 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number B ALI
Summary "Based on more than 500 interviews, including Muhammad Ali's closest associates, and enhanced by access to thousands of pages of newly released FBI records, this is a thrilling story of a man who became one of the great figures of the twentieth century"--

Heal your mind : your prescription for wholeness through medicine, affirmations, and intuition

New Nonfiction - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 08:04
by Schulz, Mona Lisa,
Publisher Hay House, 2017. ©2016
354 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number 615.8528 SCH
Summary Many of us grapple with how to stay happy, calm, and depression-free in a world that seems to get more complex by the minute. How do we keep our wits about us and our memory intact, and remain spiritually tuned in, when our brains and bodies are bombarded with information from so many sources-friends, family, work, media, the Internet-to say nothing of the chemicals and other influences we take in from our environment? This follow-up to the beloved resource All Is Well offers answers. Heal Your Mind continues the three-pronged healing approach that Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz and Louise Hay pioneered together, extending it to conditions, processes, and disorders of the mind including memory, learning disability, addiction, anxiety, and depression. In-depth case studies from the All Is Well Clinic delve into interventions with real patients, where Dr. Mona Lisa uses intuition to pinpoint issues and she and Louise discuss the medical solutions and affirmations that can help restore well-being.

Death on tap

New Mystery Fiction - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 08:04
by Alexander, Ellie,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
310 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number M ALE
Summary After catching her husband cheating on her, craft-brew expert Sloan Krause leaves the family business to work for a hip, new nano-brewery, only to discover a competitor dead in the fermenting tub, clutching a secret recipe.

The stolen marriage

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 08:04
by Chamberlain, Diane, 1950-
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2017.
First edition.
376 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F CHA
Summary "In 1944, twenty-three-year-old Tess DeMello abruptly ends her engagement to the love of her life when she marries a mysterious stranger and moves to Hickory, North Carolina, a small town struggling with racial tension and the hardships imposed by World War II. Tess's new husband, Henry Kraft, is a secretive man who often stays out all night, hides money from his new wife, and shows no interest in making love. Tess quickly realizes she's trapped in a strange and loveless marriage with no way out. The people of Hickory love and respect Henry and see Tess as an outsider, treating her with suspicion and disdain, especially after one of the town's prominent citizens dies in a terrible accident and Tess is blamed. Tess suspects people are talking about her, plotting behind her back, and following her as she walks around town. What does everyone know about Henry that she does not? Feeling alone and adrift, Tess turns to the one person who seems to understand her, a local medium who gives her hope but seems to know more than he's letting on. When a sudden polio epidemic strikes the town, the townspeople band together to build a polio hospital. Tess, who has a nursing degree, bucks Henry's wishes and begins to work at the hospital, finding meaning in nursing the young victims. Yet at home, Henry's actions grow more alarming by the day. As Tess works to save the lives of her patients, can she untangle her husband's mysterious behavior and save her own life?"--

The last day of Emily Lindsey

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 08:04
by Joseph, Nic,
Publisher Sourcebooks Landmark, [2017]
325 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F JOS
Summary A bone-chilling novel about a woman found holding a hunting knife, covered in blood that is not her own, who communicates with a single, ominous drawing, and the man who must get inside her head to solve a mystery without a crime. Detective Steven Paul has had the same nightmare for as long as he can remember, a strange symbol figuring prominently into his terror. He decided long ago that the recurring dreams are nothing more than an unfortunate side effect of his often traumatic profession. Until, that is, he's assigned to the case of Emily Lindsey, the beautiful, elusive, and controversial blogger found alone, who can't possibly know the symbol from his nightmares... unless she does.

Old scores

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 08:04
by Thomas, Will, 1958-
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
294 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F THO
Summary "In 1890, the first Japanese diplomatic delegation arrives in London to open an embassy. Cyrus Barker, private enquiry agent and occasional agent for the Foreign Service Office, is enlisted to display his personal Japanese garden to the visiting dignitaries. Later that night, Ambassador Toda is shot and killed in his office and Cyrus Barker is discovered across the street, watching the very same office, in possession of a revolver with one spent cartridge. Arrested by the Special Branch for the crime, Barker is vigorously interrogated and finally released due to the intervention of his assistant, Thomas Llewelyn, and his solicitor. With the London constabulary still convinced of his guilt, Barker is hired by the new Japanese ambassador to find the real murderer. In a case that takes leads Barker and Llewelyn deep into parts of London's underworld, on paths that lead deep into Barker's own mysterious personal history, Old Scores is the finest yet in Will Thomas's critically acclaimed series"--

Harley Quinn. Vol. 4, Surprise, surprise

New YA Graphic Novels and Manga - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 05:04
by Palmiotti, Jimmy,
Publisher DC Comics, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Call Number GN YA F HAR
Summary "Harley Quinn's got her own definition of family. The gang of misfits, weirdos and two-fisted freaks she's assembled in her Brooklyn crash pad are all the family a reformed psychotic super-villain could ask for, ya know? But that's all about to change. The Mistress of Mayhem is about to face the biggest shock she's seen in years...a visit from her parents. That's right, folks--Mr. and Mrs. Quinzel are in town to take a bite of the Big Apple and meet their li'l monster's new crew, from her gal-pal Poison Ivy to her super-friend Power Girl and more. And since "alternative lifestyle" barely begins to describe the vida loca that Harley's livin', our bat-wielding bombshell's more than a little mortified. But it turns out the crazy apple doesn't fall far from the twisted tree. Harley's mom and pop have quite a few skeletons in their own closet and no shortage of tricks up their sleeves. And before Harley's big birthday blowout, every secret's about to come out!"--

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. Vol. 4, Girl-moon

New YA Graphic Novels and Manga - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 05:04
by Montclare, Brandon,
Publisher Marvel Worldwide, Inc., [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Call Number GN YA F MOO
Summary Journey to the Living Planet! It's Lunella Lafayette's biggest adventure yet, as a voice from the outer reaches of space beckons her and Devil Dinosaur on a truly fantastic voyage - an Ego trip, if you will! Are you ready for Moon Girl to meet--Girl-Moon? Lunella isn't just smart, she's the smartest person on Earth - but what good is that when the problems she faces are intergalactic? And when our incredible duo makes it back to Earth, they might find things a little different than how they remember. What happened to Yancy Street? And who exactly are Devil Girl and Moon Dinosaur?! The story of a young genius and her T. rex pal gets wilder than ever!

The mighty Captain Marvel. Volume 2, Band of sisters

New YA Graphic Novels and Manga - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 05:04
by Stohl, Margaret,
Publisher Marel Worldwide, Inc., a subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment, LLC, [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Call Number GN YA F CAP

Goodbye Christopher Robin [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 05:04
by Curtis, Simon, 1960-
Publisher Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2017]
Rental exclusive.
1 videodisc (107 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number XX(1661875.4)
Summary A rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne, and his nanny Olive, Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?