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Humans, bow down

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:01
by Patterson, James, 1947-
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
373, 11 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Call Number F PAT
Summary The Great War is over. The Robots have won. The humans who survived have two choices--they can submit and serve the vicious rulers they created or be banished to the Reserve, a desolate, unforgiving landscape where it's a crime to be human. And the robots aren't content--following the orders of their soulless leader, they're planning to conquer humanity's last refuge. With nothing left to lose, Six, a feisty, determined young woman whose family was killed with the first shots of the war, is a rebel with a cause. On the run for her life after an attempted massacre, Six is determined to save humanity before the robots finish what the Great War started and wipe humans off the face of the earth, once and for all.

Only the dead know Burbank : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:01
by Tatum, Bradford, 1965 March 29-
Publisher Harper Perennial, [2016]
First edition.
383 pages ; 21 cm.
Call Number F TAT
Summary "The original set of the 1925 production of The Phantom of the Opera still sits on the Universal lot in Hollywood. As legend has it, every time a crew has attempted to break it down, they've been met with freak accidents--as if some spirit still lingers in the old plywood and fading paint. Some say this spirit has manifested as a little girl that roams the lot after dark. She is waiting to tell the true ghost story behind the ones recorded on celluloid. It's a story that begins one hundred years ago--before Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff--with a German artist, his muse and the secret behind the birth of American horror. A young Maddie Ulm and her mother, cast out of their small German village due to her mother's dabbling in the occult, do their best to eke out a living. When Maddie is struck with the spanish flu, it's her mother's rituals that bring her back from death, but changed. Frozen at her young age and unable to die, Maddy fights for her place in the world. She starts to use her gifts as a sideshow attraction, dying and returning to life in increasingly elaborate ways. She quickly learns the value of her unique relationship with death, as she becomes involved in the nascent german film industry. Her talents are recognized, and she is invited to Hollywood, where she works with such greats as Lon Cheney and Boris Karloff, putting her mark on American Horror's foundational cinema, though her condition keeps her from achieving the credit and power she desires."--

Wild beauty

New YA Books - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:01
by McLemore, Anna-Marie,
Publisher Feiwel and Friends, 2017.
First edition.
339 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F MCL
Summary For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, hiding a terrible legacy, until mysterious Fel arrives and Estrella helps him explore his dangerous past.

Wonderful wonderful [sound recording]

New Music - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:01
by Killers (Rock group : 2001- ),
Publisher Island, [2017]
1 audio disc : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD POP KIL

Roll with the punches [sound recording]

New Music - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:01
by Morrison, Van, 1945-
Publisher Caroline International, [2017]
1 audio disc (64 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD POP MOR

The geography of genius [CD sound recording] : a search for the world's most creative places, from ancient Athens to Silicon Valley

New Books on CD - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:01
by Weiner, Eric, 1963-
Publisher Simon & Schuster, [2016] ℗2016
12 audio discs (approximately 14 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 153.98 WEI
Summary Travel the world with Eric Weiner, the New York Times bestselling author of The Geography of Bliss, as he journeys from Athens to Silicon Valley and throughout history, to show how creative genius flourishes in specific places at specific times.

Physicians' untold stories : miraculous experiences doctors are hesitant to share with their patients, or anyone!

New Nonfiction - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:01
by Kolbaba, Scott J.
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016.
xiii, 225 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number 133.9 KOL

The witches' tree : an Agatha Raisin mystery

New Mystery Fiction - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:01
by Beaton, M. C.,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
277 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number M BEA
Summary Cotswolds inhabitants are used to inclement weather, but the night sky is especially foggy as Rory and Molly Devere, the new vicar and his wife, drive slowly home from a dinner party in their village of Sumpton Harcourt. They strain to see the road ahead--and then suddenly brake, screeching to a halt. Right in front of them, aglow in the headlights, a body hangs from a gnarled tree at the edge of town. Margaret Darby, an elderly spinster, has been murdered--and the villagers are bewildered as to who would commit such a crime. Agatha Raisin rises to the occasion (a little glad for the excitement, to tell the truth, after a long run of lost cats and divorces on the books). But Sumpton Harcourt is a small and private village, she finds--a place that poses more questions than answers. And when two more murders follow the first, Agatha begins to fear for her reputation--and even her life. That the village has its own coven of witches certainly doesn't make her feel any better...

Origin : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:01
by Brown, Dan, 1964-
Publisher Doubleday, [2017]
First edition.
461 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Call Number 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.

The seagull

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:01
by Cleeves, Ann,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
397 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number F CLE
Summary An encounter with an old enemy draws Vera into a cold case investigation with ties to her father.

The vineyard : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:01
by Dueñas, María, 1964-
Publisher Atria Books, 2017.
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
534 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F DUE
Summary "New York Times bestselling author Maria Duenas returns with The Vineyard, a magnificent story of ambition, heartbreak, and desire set in the 1860s Mexico, Cuba, and Spain--perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Kristin Hannah. Mauro Larrea's fortune, the result of years of hardship and toil, comes crashing down on the heels of a calamitous event. Swamped by debt and uncertainty, he gambles the last of his money in a daring play that wins him an abandoned house and a vineyard an ocean away. Mauro travels to Andalusia de Jerez in Spain with every intention of selling the property and returning to Mexico. That is, until he meets the unsettling Soledad Montalvo, the widow of a London wine merchant who bursts into his life unannounced, determined to protect her family's legacy. Before long, Mauro finds himself immersed in the rich culture of the sherry trade. As his feelings for Soledad ripen into a consuming passion, he seeks to restore the vineyard to its former glory, propelling himself toward a future that he never could have imagined. From the turbulent young Mexican republic to flourishing Havana to the fertile vineyards of Jerez in the second half of the nineteenth century, when the wine trade with England transformed the Andalusian city, Maria Duenas' new novel takes place on both sides of the Atlantic, the New World and the Old. This story of family intrigue vividly conjures the noise and grit of silver mines, the sophistication of the Mexican capital, and the earthier lure of ancient vineyards and magnificent cities whose splendor has faded. Here is a story of courage in the face of adversity and of a destiny forever altered by the force of passion"--

Manhattan Beach : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:01
by Egan, Jennifer,
Publisher Scribner, 2017.
First Scribner hardcover edition.
438 pages : map ; 24 cm
Call Number F EGA
Summary "Manhattan Beach opens in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to the house of Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that had always belonged to men. She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. She is the sole provider for her mother, a farm girl who had a brief and glamorous career with the Ziegfeld Follies, and her lovely, severely disabled sister. At a nightclub, she chances to meet Dexter Styles again, and she begins to understand the complexity of her father's life, the reasons he might have vanished. Mesmerizing, hauntingly beautiful, with the pace and atmosphere of a noir thriller, Egan's first historical novel is a masterpiece, a deft, startling, intimate exploration of a transformative moment in the lives of women and men, America and the world"--

Fresh complaint : stories

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:01
by Eugenides, Jeffrey,
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
First edition.
285 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F EUG
Summary This collection presents characters in the midst of personal and national crises. We meet a failed poet who, envious of other people's wealth during the real-estate bubble, becomes an embezzler; a clavichordist whose dreams of art collapse under the obligations of marriage and fatherhood; and, in "Bronze," a sexually confused college freshman whose encounter with a stranger on a train leads to a revelation about his past and his future.

Winter solstice : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:01
by Hilderbrand, Elin,
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
297 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F HIL
Summary It's been too long since the entire Quinn family has been able to celebrate the holidays under the same roof, but that's about to change. With Bart back safe and sound from Afghanistan, the Quinns are preparing for a holiday more joyous than any they've experienced in years. And Bart's safe return isn't the family's only good news: Kevin is enjoying married life with Isabelle; Patrick is getting back on his feet after paying his debt to society; Ava thinks she's finally found the love of her life; and Kelly is thrilled to see his family reunited at last. But it just wouldn't be a Quinn family gathering if things went smoothly.

Merry and bright : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:01
by Macomber, Debbie,
Publisher Ballantine Books, [2017]
First edition.
247 pages ; 20 cm
Call Number F MAC
Summary Merry Smith is pretty busy these days. She's taking care of her family, baking cookies, decorating for the holidays, and hoping to stay out of the crosshairs of her stressed and by-the-book boss at the consulting firm where she temps. Her own social life is the last thing she has in mind, much less a man. Without her knowledge, Merry's well-meaning mom and brother create an online dating profile for her--minus her photo--and the matches start rolling in. Initially, Merry is incredulous, but she reluctantly decides to give it a whirl. Soon Merry finds herself chatting with a charming stranger, a man with similar interests and an unmistakably kind soul. Their online exchanges become the brightest part of her day. But meeting face-to-face is altogether different, and her special friend is the last person Merry expects--or desires. Still, sometimes hearts can see what our eyes cannot. In this satisfying seasonal tale, unanticipated love is only a click away.

Home all along : an Amish secrets novel

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:01
by Wiseman, Beth, 1962-
Publisher Thomas Nelson, [2017]
335 pages ; 21 cm.
Call Number F WIS
Summary "The third and final installment in the critically-acclaimed Amish Secrets series by bestselling author Beth Wiseman -- Charlotte has made a home for herself in Amish Country with Daniel. But unforeseen events rock their fragile world and may move them even further away from the life they long for...Charlotte, an Englisher, is living in Amish Country, and she has formed strong and lasting bonds with the people in her new community. She has even fallen in love with an Amish man. But just when she is considering a permanent conversion to the Amish way of life, her world crashes around her. An unexpected death and a mysterious visitor unsettle Charlotte, and she begins to question her faith and her choices. Daniel loves Charlotte and wants to share his life with her, even it if means leaving the only world he's ever known. But as he walks alongside of her through her struggles, his own world is turned upside down when a loved one receives a grim medical diagnosis and a prodigal relative returns home. Will Charlotte and Daniel's relationship succumb to the many pressures around them, or will their faith and the strong community around them allow them to weather the storms of their own lives in order to build a life together?"--

A conspiracy of stars

New YA Books - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 05:00
by Cole, Olivia A.,
Publisher Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
First edition.
418 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F COL
Summary Octavia is excited to study the plants and animals of Faloiv until she witnesses one of the planet's indigenous people being attacked and begins to question her own family history and the scientists she has always admired.

Dark in death [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 05:00
by Robb, J. D., 1950-
Publisher Brilliance Audio, [2018]
11 audio discs (approximately 13 hours, 29 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Summary "It was a stab in the dark. On a chilly February night, during a screening of Psycho in midtown, someone sunk an ice pick into the back of Chanel Rylan's neck, then disappeared quietly into the crowds of drunks and tourists in Times Square. To Chanel's best friend, who had just slipped out of the theater for a moment to take a call, it felt as unreal as the ancient black-and-white movie up on the screen. But Chanel's blood ran red, and her death was anything but fictional. Then, as Eve Dallas puzzles over a homicide that seems carefully planned and yet oddly personal, she receives a tip from an unexpected source: an author of police thrillers who recognizes the crime--from the pages of her own book. Dallas doesn't think it's coincidence, since a recent strangulation of a sex worker resembles a scene from her writing as well. Cops look for patterns of behavior: similar weapons, similar MOs. But this killer seems to find inspiration in someone else's imagination, and if the theory holds, this may be only the second of a long-running series. The good news is that Eve and her billionaire husband Roarke have an excuse to curl up in front of the fireplace with their cat, Galahad, reading mystery stories for research. The bad news is that time is running out before the next victim plays an unwitting role in a murderer's deranged private drama -- and only Eve can put a stop to a creative impulse gone horribly, destructively wrong."--

Fall from grace [CD sound recording] : a novel

New Books on CD - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 05:00
by Steel, Danielle,
Publisher Recorded Books, [2018]
8 audio discs (approximately 9 hours, 45 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Summary "From #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel comes the gripping story of a woman who loses everything--her husband, her home, her sense of self and safety, and her freedom. Sydney Wells's perfect life with her wealthy, devoted husband vanishes when he dies suddenly in an accident. Widowed at forty-nine, she discovers he has failed to include her in his will. With Andrew's vicious daughters in control of his estate, and no home or money, Sydney finds a job in fashion, despite her own designer daughters' warnings. Naive, out of her element, and alone in a world of shady international deals and dishonest people, she is set up by her boss and finds herself faced with criminal prosecution. What happens when you lose everything? Husband, safety, protection, money, and reputation gone, faced with prison, Sydney must rebuild her life from the bottom to the top again, with honor, resourcefulness, and dignity. Sydney finds herself, as well as courage and resilience. Taking life by the horns, she revives her own career as a talented designer, from New York to Hong Kong, risking all in an exotic, unfamiliar world. She is determined to forge a new life she can be proud of"--

Patti Cake$ [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 05:00
by Jasper, Geremy,
Publisher Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (108 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Female rapper Patti Cake$ takes advantage of every opportunity in her New Jersey hometown as she chases her dreams of music stardom.