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About a dog [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:54
by McKinlay, Jenn,
Publisher Dreamscape Media, LLC, [2017]
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (9 hr., 34 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD ROM MCK
Summary In the first book in the Bluff Point Romance series, Mac returns home seven years after being left at the altar and falls in love with a little help from man's best friend.

High stakes [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:54
by Michaels, Fern,
Publisher Brilliance Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (9 hr., 19 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F MIC
Summary Investigative reporter Dennis West joined forces with the men of the Sisterhood to help fight corruption and greed on behalf of underdogs everywhere. Now he and his band of brothers are on a mission to help an old friend in danger: Toby Mason was a whip-smart college nerd - nothing like the buff dancer at the Supper Club who's reached out to Dennis. The owners of the Supper Club adult-entertainment franchise have expanded their empire through tours, contests, and calendars. But Toby suspects the Supper Clubs offer a convenient front for a major drug trafficking operation - and those suspicions have become known to his employers. At the top-secret headquarters of BOLO Consultants, Dennis, Jack, Abner, Ted, Harry, and the rest of the crew gather to formulate a plan. It'll mean going deep undercover, but the men of the Sisterhood are breaking out their most impressive moves to stop a criminal network that's stayed two steps ahead of justice for too long.

Mrs. Fletcher [CD sound recording] : a novel

New Books on CD - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:54
by Perrotta, Tom, 1961-
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio, [2017] ℗2017 ©2017
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (approximately 11 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F PER
Summary "From one of the most popular and bestselling authors of our time, a penetrating and hilarious new novel about sex, love, and identity on the frontlines of America's culture wars. Eve Fletcher is trying to figure out what comes next. A forty-six-year-old divorcée whose beloved only child has just left for college, Eve is struggling to adjust to her empty nest when one night her phone lights up with a text message. Sent from an anonymous number, the mysterious sender tells Eve, "U R my MILF!" Over the months that follow, that message comes to obsess Eve. While leading her all-too-placid life--serving as Executive Director of the local senior center by day and taking a community college course on Gender and Society at night--Eve can't curtail her own interest in a porn website called MILFateria.com, which features the erotic exploits of ordinary, middle-aged women like herself. Before long, Eve's online fixations begin to spill over into real life, revealing new romantic possibilities that threaten to upend her quiet suburban existence. Meanwhile, miles away at the state college, Eve's son Brendan--a jock and aspiring frat boy--discovers that his new campus isn't nearly as welcoming to his hard-partying lifestyle as he had imagined. Only a few weeks into his freshman year, Brendan is floundering in a college environment that challenges his white-dude privilege and shames him for his outmoded, chauvinistic ideas of sex. As the New England autumn turns cold, both mother and son find themselves enmeshed in morally fraught situations that come to a head on one fateful November night. Sharp, witty, and provocative, Mrs. Fletcher is a timeless examination of sexuality, identity, parenthood, and the big clarifying mistakes people can make when they're no longer sure of who they are or where they belong"--

2017 Tony Award Season [sound recording].

New Music - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:54
by Container of (work): Finn, William. Falsettos. Selections.
Publisher Broadway Records, [2017] ©2017
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD POP TON

Everybody [sound recording]

New Music - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:54
by Janson, Chris, 1986-
Publisher Warner Music Nashville, [2017]
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD C&W JAN

The autobiography [sound recording] : as told by Vic Mensa

New Music - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:54
by Mensa, Vic,
Publisher Roc Nation, [2017] ℗2017
[Explicit version].
1 audio disc (59 min., 26 sec.) : CD audio, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD POP MEN

Man of the hour : James B. Conant, warrior scientist

New Biographies - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:54
by Conant, Jennet
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2017.
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
x, 587 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number 370.92 CON
Summary "The remarkable life of one of the most influential men of the greatest generation, James B. Conant--a savvy architect of the nuclear age and the Cold War--told by his granddaughter, New York Times bestselling author Jennet Conant. James Bryant Conant was a towering figure. He was at the center of the mammoth threats and challenges of the twentieth century. As a young eminent chemist, he supervised the production of poison gas in WWI. As a controversial president of Harvard University, he was a champion of meritocracy and open admissions. As an advisor to FDR, he led the interventionist cause for US entrance in WWII. During that war, Conant was the administrative director of the Manhattan Project, oversaw the development of the atomic bomb and argued that it be used against the industrial city of Hiroshima in Japan. Later, he urged the Atomic Energy Commission to reject the hydrogen bomb, and devoted the rest of his life to campaigning for international control of atomic weapons. As Eisenhower's high commissioner to Germany, he helped to plan German recovery and was an architect of the United States' Cold War policy. Now New York Times bestselling author Jennet Conant recreates the cataclysmic events of the twentieth century as her grandfather James experienced them. She describes the guilt, fears, and sometimes regret of those who invented and deployed the bombs and the personal toll it took. From the White House to Los Alamos to Harvard University, Man of the Hour is based on hundreds of documents and diaries, interviews with Manhattan Projects scientists, Harvard colleagues, and Conant's friends and family, including her father, James B. Conant's son. This is a very intimate, up-close look at some of the most argued cases of modern times--among them the use of chemical weapons, the decision to drop the bomb, Oppenheimer's fate, the politics of post-war Germany and the Cold War--the repercussions of which are still affecting our world today"-- "The remarkable life of one of the most influential men of the greatest generation, James B. Conant--a savvy architect of the nuclear age and the Cold War--told by his granddaughter, New York Times bestselling author Jennet Conant. James Bryant Conant was a towering figure. He was at the center of the mammoth threats and challenges of the twentieth century. As a young eminent chemist, he supervised the production of poison gas in WWI. As a controversial president of Harvard University, he was a champion of meritocracy and open admissions. As an advisor to FDR, he led the interventionist cause for US entrance in WWII. During that war, Conant was the administrative director of the Manhattan Project, oversaw the development of the atomic bomb and argued that it be used against the industrial city of Hiroshima in Japan. Later, he urged the Atomic Energy Commission to reject the hydrogen bomb, and devoted the rest of his life to campaigning for international control of atomic weapons. Now New York Times bestselling author Jennet Conant recreates the cataclysmic events of the twentieth century as her grandfather James experienced them. She describes the guilt, fears, and sometimes regret of those who invented and deployed the bombs and the personal toll it took. From the White House to Los Alamos to Harvard University, Man of the Hour is based on hundreds of documents and diaries, interviews with Manhattan Projects scientists, Harvard colleagues, and Conant's friends and family, including her father, James B. Conant's son. This is a very intimate, up-close look at some of the most argued cases of modern times, the repercussions of which are still affecting our world today"--

The choice : embrace the possible

New Biographies - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:54
by Eger, Edith Eva,
Publisher Scribner, 2017. ©2017
First Scribner hardcover edition.
xiii, 288 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number 940.5318 EGE
Summary "A powerful, moving memoir--and a practical guide to healing--written by Dr. Edith Eva Eger, an eminent psychologist whose own experiences as a Holocaust survivor help her treat patients and allow them to escape the prisons of their own minds. Edith Eger was sixteen years old when the Nazis came to her hometown in Hungary and took her Jewish family to an internment center and then to Auschwitz. Her parents were sent to the gas chamber by Joseph Mengele soon after they arrived at the camp. Hours later Mengele demanded that Edie dance a waltz to 'The Blue Danube' and rewarded her with a loaf of bread that she shared with her fellow prisoners. These women later helped save Edie's life. Edie and her sister survived Auschwitz, were transferred to the Mauthausen and Gunskirchen camps in Austria, and managed to live until the American troops liberated the camps in 1945 and found Edie in a pile of dying bodies. One of the few living Holocaust survivors to remember the horrors of the camps, Edie has chosen to forgive her captors and find joy in her life every day. Years after she was liberated from the concentration camps Edie went back to college to study psychology. She combines her clinical knowledge and her own experiences with trauma to help others who have experienced painful events large and small. Dr. Eger has counseled veterans suffering from PTSD, women who were abused, and many others who learned that they too, can choose to forgive, find resilience, and move forward. She lectures frequently on the power of love and healing. The Choice weaves Eger's personal story with case studies from her work as a psychologist. Her patients and their stories illustrate different phases of healing and show how people can choose to escape the prisons they construct in their minds and find freedom, regardless of circumstance. Eger's story is an inspiration for everyone. And her message is powerful and important: 'Your pain matters and is worth healing: you can choose to be joyful and free.' She is eighty-nine years old and still dancing"--

The Kardashians : an American drama

New Biographies - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:54
by Oppenheimer, Jerry
Publisher St. Martin's Press, [2017] ©2017
xxii, 313 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number 791.45028 OPP
Summary "A blockbuster unauthorized biography of one of the most famous and ubiquitous family dynasties in contemporary culture. Secrets and scandals of the Kardashians, so closely held that not even hard core fans have heard about them, are finally exposed in ... author Jerry Oppenheimer's forensic dissection of the infamous reality TV clan. From the curious life of patriarch Robert Kardashian, whose family meatpacking business was tainted by scandal, to 'momager' Kris Jenner's top-secret plan for the future, The Kardashians reveals the untold, definitive story based on two years of investigative reporting and scores of candid, on-the-record interviews, ranging from childhood friends to powerful business associates, who break their silence for the first time. In the decade since the Kardashians first appeared on the scene, millions of speculative words have been written about their drama-filled lives. But most has been tabloid hype and gossip column fantasy. Until now. Oppenheimer has written revelatory books on such international icons as the Clintons, the Kennedys, the Hiltons and more, and now comes The Kardashians, the true story that will make headlines and shock even the most loyal fans."--Jacket.

The world of Laura Ingalls Wilder : the frontier landscapes that inspired the Little House books

New Biographies - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:54
by McDowell, Marta,
Publisher Timber Press, 2017.
First edition.
396 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number 813.52 WIL
Summary "This lushly illustrated book from bestselling author Marta McDowell examines Laura Ingalls Wilder's relationship to the landscape and illuminates how it inspired the beloved Little House Books" --

Death at the seaside

New Mystery Fiction - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:54
by Brody, Frances,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
391 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number M BRO
Summary Nothing ever happens in August, and tenacious sleuth Kate Shackleton deserves a break. Heading off for a long-overdue holiday to Whitby, she visits her school friend Alma who works as a fortune teller there. Kate had been looking forward to a relaxing seaside sojourn, but upon arrival discovers that Alma's daughter Felicity has disappeared, leaving her mother a note and the pawn ticket for their only asset: a watch-guard. What makes this more intriguing is the jeweler who advanced Felicity the thirty shillings is Jack Phillips, Alma's current gentleman friend. Kate can't help but become involved, and goes to the jeweller's shop to get some answers. When she makes a horrifying discovery in the back room, it becomes clear that her services are needed. Met by a wall of silence by town officials, keen to maintain Whitby's idyllic façade, it's up to Kate - ably assisted by Jim Sykes and Mrs Sugden - to discover the truth behind Felicity's disappearance. And they say nothing happens in August...

Beneath a scarlet sky : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:54
by Sullivan, Mark T.,
Publisher Lake Union Publishing, [2017]
513 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F SUL
Summary In 1940s Italy, teenager Pino Lella joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps and falls for a beautiful widow, he also becomes the personal driver of one of the Third Reich's most powerful commanders.

Yews with caution : a flower shop mystery

New Mystery Fiction - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:54
by Collins, Kate, 1951-
Publisher Berkley Prime Crime, 2017.
First edition.
x, 323 pages ; 18 cm.
Books
Call Number M COL

A catered costume party : a mystery with recipes

New Mystery Fiction - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:54
by Crawford, Isis,
Publisher Kensington Books, 2017.
First Kensington hardcover edition.
314 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number M CRA
Summary When Darius Witherspoon hires them to cater a costume party in honor of his missing wife, Bernie and Libby arrive at the haunted Berkshire Arms only to find out that murder is on the menu when Darius is found hanging from a noose during the festivities.

Hunting hour : a Timber Creek K-9 mystery

New Mystery Fiction - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:54
by Mizushima, Margaret,
Publisher Crooked Lane, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
282 pages ; 25 cm.
Books
Call Number M MIZ
Summary Deputy Mattie Cobb is in a dark place and has withdrawn from Cole Walker and his family to work on issues from her past. When she and her K-9 partner Robo get called to track a missing junior high student, they find the girl dead on Smoker's Hill behind the high school, and Mattie must head to the Walker home to break the bad news. But that's only the start of trouble in Timber Creek, because soon another girl goes missing--and this time it's one of Cole's daughters. Knowing that each hour a child remains missing lessens the probability of finding her alive, Mattie and Robo lead the hunt while Cole and community volunteers join in to search everywhere. To no avail. It seems that someone has snatched all trace of the Walker girl from their midst, including her scent. Grasping at straws, Mattie and Robo follow a phoned-in tip into the dense forest, where they hope to find a trace of the girl's scent and to rescue her alive. But when Robo does catch her scent, it leads them to information that challenges everything they thought they knew about the case. Mattie and Robo must rush to hunt down the kidnapper before they're too late in Hunting Hour, the third installment in critically acclaimed author Margaret Mizushima's exhilarating mystery series.

Miss Kopp's midnight confessions

New Mystery Fiction - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:54
by Stewart, Amy,
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. ©2017
374 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F STE
Summary "The best-selling author of Girl Waits with Gun and Lady Cop Makes Trouble continues her extraordinary journey into the real lives of the forgotten but fabulous Kopp sisters ... Deputy sheriff Constance Kopp is outraged to see young women brought into the Hackensack jail over dubious charges of waywardness, incorrigibility, and moral depravity. The strong-willed, patriotic Edna Heustis, who left home to work in a munitions factory, certainly doesn't belong behind bars. And sixteen-year-old runaway Minnie Davis, with few prospects and fewer friends, shouldn't be publicly shamed and packed off to a state-run reformatory. But such were the laws--and morals--of 1916. Constance uses her authority as deputy sheriff, and occasionally exceeds it, to investigate and defend these women when no one else will. But it's her sister Fleurette who puts Constance's beliefs to the test and forces her to reckon with her own ideas of how a young woman should and shouldn't behave. Against the backdrop of World War I, and drawn once again from the true story of the Kopp sisters, Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions is a spirited, page-turning story that will delight fans of historical fiction and lighthearted detective fiction alike"--

A conspiracy in Belgravia

New Mystery Fiction - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:54
by Thomas, Sherry (Sherry M.),
Publisher Berkley, 2017.
First edition.
317 pages ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number M THO

Sams Teach Yourself Asp.net 5.0 in 24 Hours

New Nonfiction - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 04:54
by Fritz, Jeffrey T.
Publisher Pearson P T R 2016
600 p. ;
Books
Call Number XX(1579152.2)

Timekeepers

New Nonfiction - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 04:54
by Garfield, Simon,
Publisher Canongate, 2016. ©2016
349 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number 529 GAR
Summary "Not so long ago we timed our lives by the movement of the sun. These days our time arrives atomically and insistently, and our lives are propelled by the notion that we will never have enough of the one thing we crave the most. How have we come to be dominated by something so arbitrary? The compelling stories in this book explore our obsessions with time. An Englishman arrives back from Calcutta but refuses to adjust his watch. Beethoven has his symphonic wishes ignored. A moment of war is frozen forever. The timetable arrives by steam train. A woman designs a ten-hour clock and reinvents the calendar. Roger Bannister becomes stuck in the same four minutes forever. A British watchmaker competes with mighty Switzerland. And a prince attempts to stop time in its tracks. Timekeepers is a vivid exploration of the ways we have perceived, contained and saved time over the last 250 years, narrated in Simon Garfield's typically inventive and entertaining style. As managing time becomes one of the greatest challenges we face in our lives, this multi-layered history helps us understand it in a sparkling new light."--Dust jacket flap.

Fools and mortals [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 22:53
by Cornwell, Bernard
Publisher Harper Audio, [2018]
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (approximately 10.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F COR
Summary In the late sixteenth century as the English theater begins to flourish outside of London, a growing number of playhouses, playwrights, and actors vie for glory and success. In this bawdy, brutally competitive world, young actor Richard Shakespeare struggles to make his mark in a theater company dominated by his estranged older brother, William. Their rivalry is the centerpiece of this high-stakes story of conflict and betrayal.

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