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Once and for all : a novel

New YA Books - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:58
by Dessen, Sarah,
Publisher Viking, 2017.
357 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F DES
Summary Louna's years working at her mother's wedding planning business--as well as the tragic end of her first love--have shaped her cynical views on romance, but the arrival of serial-dater Ambrose may start to change Louna's mind and give her a second chance at love.

The Sunshine sisters

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:58
by Green, Jane, 1968-
Publisher Berkley, 2017.
First edition.
x, 371 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number 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."--

Camino Island

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:58
by Grisham, John,
Publisher Doubleday, [2017]
First edition.
290 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F GRI
Summary Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida. He makes his real money, though, as a prominent dealer in rare books. Very few people know that he occasionally dabbles in the black market of stolen books and manuscripts. Mercer Mann is a young novelist with a severe case of writer's block who has recently been laid off from her teaching position. She is approached by an elegant, mysterious woman working for an even more mysterious company. A generous offer of money convinces Mercer to go undercover and infiltrate Bruce Cable's circle of literary friends, ideally getting close enough to him to learn his secrets. But eventually Mercer learns far too much.


New Adult Fiction - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:58
by Hamdy, Adam, 1974-
Publisher Quercus, 2017. ©2016
First edition.
438 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F HAM
Summary "Solitary photojournalist John Wallace struggles to consciousness to find he has been bound and blindfolded by a masked man who is preparing to hang him in his own living room. Forced onto a chair with a noose around his neck, Wallace briefly reconsiders his mostly lonely life before the chair is kicked out beneath him and his world fades to black. Then he gets lucky and manages to escape his apartment, just ahead of his assailant. Bloody, barefoot, and with at least one broken rib, he has no choice but to run for his life. With no idea who would want to kill him, he makes it to the hospital and files a police report, but it soon becomes clear that as far as the authorities are concerned the only threat to Wallace's life is himself, and he is placed under suicide watch. When his would-be killer strikes again, Wallace realizes he will have to figure out who is hunting him and stop him on his own. The pendulum of fate swung briefly in his favor, but it's only a matter of time before its momentum carries it to the other side"--

Love story : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:58
by Kingsbury, Karen,
Publisher Howard Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2017.
First Howard books hardcover edition.
xvi, 335 pages : illustrations (some color), genealogical table ; 22 cm.
Call Number F KIN
Summary "Decades ago, John and Elizabeth Baxter lived a love story that is still playing out in the lives of their adult children and grandchildren. But few of them know the exact details of that story or the heartbreak that brought the two together. Now in high school, Ashley Baxter Blake's oldest son, Cole, must write a family history paper for a freshman English class. He decides to interview his grandfather about that long ago love story. John is hesitant, not sure if he can take the sorrow of reliving his love story with Elizabeth--especially now that he is remarried. But he agrees and allows his heart to go places it hasn't gone in decades. At the same time, Baxter family friend Cody Coleman is working through the breakup of his complicated relationship with Andi Ellison. He is determined to move on when a chance sighting changes his plans--and heart. Can Cody convince Andi to give their love another try or is it time for them to say goodbye, for good? As school ends, Cole presents his report on the love story between his grandparents John and Elizabeth Baxter. It is a tale that touches the hearts of the entire family, and one that causes Cole to better understand his own beginning. Whether you're meeting the Baxter family for the first time or finding them all over again, Love Story will stir your heart and remind you of the generational impact of love and the eternal bond of family"--

Do not become alarmed

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:58
by Meloy, Maile,
Publisher Riverhead Books, 2017.
342 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F MEL
Summary "From a beloved, award-winning writer, the much-anticipated novel about what happens when two families go on a tropical vacation--and the children go missing. When Liv and Nora decide to take their families on a holiday cruise, everyone is thrilled. The ship's comforts and possibilities seem infinite. The children--two eleven-year-olds, an eight-year-old, and a six-year-old--love the nonstop buffet and the independence they have at the Kids' Club. But when they all go ashore in beautiful Central America, a series of minor misfortunes leads the families farther and farther from the ship's safety. One minute the children are there, and the next they're gone. What follows is a riveting, revealing story told from the perspectives of the adults and the children, as the once-happy parents--now turning on one another and blaming themselves--try to recover their children and their lives. Celebrated for her ability to write vivid, spare, moving fiction, Maile Meloy shows how quickly the life we count on can fall away, and how a crisis changes everyone's priorities. The fast-paced, gripping plot of Do Not Become Alarmed carries with it an insightful, provocative examination of privilege, race, guilt, envy, the dilemmas of modern parenthood, and the challenge of living up to our own expectations"--

Before we were yours : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:58
by Wingate, Lisa,
Publisher Ballantine Books, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
342 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F WIN
Summary "Memphis, Tennessee, 1936. The five Foss children find their lives changed forever when their parents leave them alone on the family shantyboat one stormy night. Rill Foss, just twelve years old, must protect her four younger siblings as they are wrenched from their home on the Mississippi and thrown into the care of the infamous Georgia Tann, director of the Tennessee Children's Home Society. South Carolina, Present Day. Avery Stafford has lived a charmed life. Loving daughter to her father, a U.S. Senator, she has a promising career as an assistant D.A. in Baltimore and is engaged to her best friend. But when Avery comes home to help her father weather a health crisis and a political attack, a chance encounter with a stranger leaves her deeply shaken. Avery's decision to learn more about the woman's life will take her on a journey through her family's long-hidden history"--

Sweet bean [DVD videorecording] = An

New Feature Film DVDs - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 07:58
by Kawase, Naomi.
Publisher Kino Lorber, [2016]
1 videodisc (113 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Baker Sentaro's business enjoys new success when his new 76-year-old assistant Tokue shares her recipe for the sweet red bean paste used in the bakery's dorayaki pancakes, but another of Tokue's secrets may bring their happy work life to an early end.

Grammy 2018 nominees [sound recording].

New Music - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 04:56
by Mars, Bruno, 1985-
Publisher RCA Records, [2018]
1 audio disc (1:13:59) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD 781.63 GRA
Summary "This year the Grammys celebrate 60 years of recognizing the best in music"--Container note.

Friends and traitors

New Adult Fiction - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 22:55
by Lawton, John,
Publisher Atlantic Monthly Press, 2017.
First edition.
341 pages ; 24 cm.
Call Number F LAW
Summary "It is 1958. Chief Superintendent Frederick Troy of Scotland Yard, newly promoted after good service during Nikita Khrushchev's visit to Britain, is not looking forward to a Continental trip with his older brother, Rod. Rod was too vain to celebrate being fifty so instead takes his entire family on "the Grand Tour" for his fifty-first birthday: Paris, Siena, Florence, Vienna, Amsterdam. Restaurants, galleries and concert halls. But Frederick Troy never gets to Amsterdam. After a concert in Vienna he is approached by an old friend whom he has not seen for years--Guy Burgess, a spy for the Soviets, who says something extraordinary: "I want to come home." Troy dumps the problem on MI5 who send an agent to de-brief Burgess--but the man is gunned down only yards from the embassy, and after that, the whole plan unravels with alarming speed and Troy finds himself a suspect. As he fights to prove his innocence, Troy finds that Burgess is not the only ghost who returns to haunt him"--

Virtually perfect

New Adult Fiction - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 22:55
by Roberts, Paige,
Publisher Kensington Publishing Corp., [2017] ©2017
313 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F ROB
Summary "Not so long ago, Lizzie Glass had a successful TV show, a cookbook deal, and a social diary crammed with parties and events. But fame doesn't stay fresh for long. Her show fizzles, her magazine column is canceled, and Lizzies only option is a summer job as personal chef to the Silvesters, a wealthy and eccentric family. Their beach house is a lavish, beautifully decorated palace on the Jersey Shore, and Lizzie gets to work catering to Kathryn and Jim Silvester's fashionably restrictive diets. But its their twenty-something daughter who presents Lizzie with her biggest challenge - professionally and personally. A self-proclaimed 'wellness warrior,' Zoe Silvester has a hugely popular website and app that promotes healthy living and organic, unprocessed foods. Yet Lizzie soon realizes that The Clean Life site has a dirty little secret. In fact, Zoe's entire online persona is based on a dangerous hoax that runs deep and will damage lives. Exposing Zoe won't just jeopardize Lizzie's job and a promising new relationship - it may expose the cracks in her own past. Sharply observed, witty, and thoughtful, Paige Roberts' debut novel is a compelling look at one woman's journey toward reinventing herself - and seeing through the façade of others - to discover the imperfect but sometimes wonderful truth"--

Bunny Mellon : the life of an American style legend

New Biographies - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:55
by Gordon, Meryl,
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2017. ©2017
First Edition.
ix, 516 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Call Number B MELLON
Summary "A new biography of Bunny Mellon, the style icon and American aristocrat who designed the White House Rose Garden for her friend JFK and served as a living witness to 20th Century American history, operating in the high-level arenas of politics, diplomacy, art and fashion. Bunny Mellon, who died in 2014 at age 103, was press-shy during her lifetime. With the co-operation of Bunny Mellon's family, author Meryl Gordon received access to thousands of pages of her letters, diaries and appointment calendars and has interviewed more than 175 people to capture the spirit of this talented American original"--

Lord of shadows [CD sound recording]

New YA Books on CD - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:55
by Clare, Cassandra,
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.
19 audio discs (23 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number YA BOCD F CLA
Summary Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she'd be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again?

Daisy [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:54
by Kahn, Farhan,
Publisher Bridgestone Multimedia Group, [2017]
1 videodisc (approximately 52 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Set in the last days of the life of a thirteen-year-old girl, Daisy, who suffers from terminal Epidermolysis Bullosa. By chance, she meets Stinky, aka Peter, a British war veteran and drug addict. Like Peter Pan, Stinky is stuck in Neverland; and like Wendy, Daisy inspires him to change his ways, helping him learn to appreciate life, find a home, but most importantly, find the kind of love that she knows she will never get to experience.

The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:54
by Dean, Kathryn (Producer),
Publisher HBO Home Video, [2017]
1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA IMM
Summary An African-American woman becomes an unwitting pioneer for medical breakthroughs when her cells are used to create the first immortal human cell line in the early 1950s.

The Ottoman lieutenant [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:54
by Brown, Stephen Joel,
Publisher Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (approximately 110 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA OTT
Summary A beautiful, strong-willed woman leaves the United States after meeting a doctor who runs a remote medical mission within the Ottoman Empire, which is on the brink of World War I. The stakes are heightened when she falls in love with a lieutenant in the Ottoman Imperial Army.

Wakefield [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:54
by Swicord, Robin,
Publisher Shout! Factory, [2017]
1 videodisc (approximately 108 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA WAK
Summary A successful suburbanite commuter Howard Wakefield takes a perverse detour from family life. He vanishes without a trace. Hidden in the attic of his carriage house garage, surviving by scavenging at night, Howard secretly observes the lives of his wife, children and neighbors. Wakefield becomes a fraught meditation on marriage and identity, as Howard slowly realizes that he has not in fact left his family, he has left himself.

About a dog [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:54
by McKinlay, Jenn,
Publisher Dreamscape Media, LLC, [2017]
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]
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
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"--