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New Adult Fiction - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 01:43
by Yap, Felicia,
Publisher Mulholland Books, Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
394 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number M YAP
Summary "How do you solve a murder when you can only remember yesterday? Imagine a world in which classes are divided not by wealth or religion but by how much each group can remember. Monos, the majority, have only one day's worth of memory; elite Duos have two. In this stratified society, where Monos are excluded from holding high office and demanding jobs, Claire and Mark are a rare mixed marriage. Clare is a conscientious Mono housewife, Mark a novelist-turned-politician Duo on the rise. They are a shining example of a new vision of tolerance and equality--until... A beautiful woman is found dead, her body dumped in England's River Cam. The woman is Mark's mistress, and he is the prime suspect in her murder. The detective investigating the case has secrets of his own. So did the victim. And when both the investigator's and the suspect's memories are constantly erased--how can anyone learn the truth? Told from four different perspectives, that of Mark, Claire, the detective on the case, and the victim--Felicia Yap's staggeringly inventive debut leads us on a race against an ever-resetting clock to find the killer"--

A man and his presidents : the political odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr.

New Biographies - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 22:43
by Felzenberg, Alvin S.
Publisher Yale University Press, [2017] ©2017
xviii, 417 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number 070.92 FEL
Summary "William F. Buckley Jr. is widely regarded as the most influential American conservative writer, activist, and organizer in the postwar era. In this nuanced biography, Alvin Felzenberg sheds light on little-known aspects of Buckley's career, including his role as back-channel adviser to policy makers, his intimate friendship with both Ronald and Nancy Reagan, his changing views on civil rights, and his break with George W. Bush over the Iraq War. Felzenberg demonstrates how Buckley conveyed his message across multiple platforms and drew upon his vast network of contacts, his personal charm, his extraordinary wit, and his celebrity status to move the center of political gravity in the United States closer to his point of view. Including many rarely seen photographs, this account of one of the most compelling personalities of American politics will appeal to conservatives, liberals, and even the apolitical."--Provided by publisher.

Patrick Henry : champion of liberty

New Biographies - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 22:43
by Kukla, Jon, 1948-
Publisher Simon and Schuster, 2017.
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
xiv, 541 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Call Number 973.3092 KUK
Summary "An authoritative biography of founding father Patrick Henry that restores him to his important place in our history and explains the formative influence on his thought and character of Virginia, where he lived all his life."--Provided by publisher.

So much things to say : the oral history of Bob Marley

New Biographies - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 22:43
by Steffens, Roger,
Publisher W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2017]
First edition.
xxvii, 434 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Call Number 782.421646092 STE
Summary Draws on forty years of intimate interviews with band members, family, lovers, and confidants, many speaking publicly for the first time, to offer an oral history depicting the reggae icon's life.

Dead man's bridge : a Jake Cantrell mystery

New Mystery Fiction - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 22:43
by Mrazek, Robert J.
Publisher Crooked Lane, 2017.
First edition.
274 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number M MRA
Summary Jake is convinced the man was murdered, but with no credibility to his name, no one agrees--at least not until a second body is found hanging from the same bridge. But as a vicious hurricane sweeps up the Eastern seaboard, the clock is ticking and it's only a matter of time before the killer strikes again--Amazon.com

Look behind you [CD sound recording] : a novel

New Books on CD - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 19:42
by Johansen, Iris.
Publisher Recorded Books, ℗2017.
8 audio discs (9 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F JOH
Summary "A serial killer is on the loose in San Diego, and he has a most unusual M.O.: With each kill, he leaves behind objects with unclear meanings. Most of the recent killings are centered near Kendra Michaels' home and office, so it comes as no great surprise when the FBI shows up at her door. The investigators soon make a startling discovery: the left-behind objects are actually souvenirs of other unsolved serial murder cases in various U.S. cities. And the new cases feature "holdback" characteristics of the other murders unknown to the general public. Kendra realizes that the killer has come to challenge and taunt her. The investigators become his newest targets, even as Kendra slowly begins to suspect that one of them may be the killer himself. She must find the killer as the body count rises, and to do so she relies on her own "dream team" of agent-for-hire Adam Lynch and private investigator Jessie Mercado. They must risk everything to defeat a psychopath whose terrifying plan is years in the making"--

Rurouni Kenshin. [DVD videorecording] Part III, The legend ends

Foreign Films - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 07:42
by Ōtomo, Keishi,
Publisher Funimation, [2017] ©2014
1 videodisc (134 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Rurouni Kenshin Part III takes place after Kenshin's confrontation with Shishio ends in defeat. Kenshin Himura awakens at the home of his old Master. With his mind set on revenge, he trains day and night to learn the final technique of his deadly fighting style. While he builds up his strength, Shishio and his army attack the coastline and force the new government to name Kenshin a wanted man.

Ip Man 3 [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 07:42
by Ye, Weixin,
Publisher Well Go USA Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (105 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary When a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer make a play to take over the city, Master Ip is forced to take a stand.

Rurouni Kenshin [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 07:42
by Fujii, Kiyomi (Screenwriter),
Publisher Funimation, [2016] ©2016
1 videodisc (134 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary In the wake of a brutal civil war, the legendary and feared killer Kenshin Himura throws down his sword and vows to turn his back on bloodshed. Choosing instead to live his life as a peaceful wanderer, Kenshin soon finds that the world around him is rapidly changing and not for the better. A sadistic drug lord, Kanryu, oppresses the people, poisoning them with opium and stealing what little they have left.

Rurouni Kenshin. [DVD videorecording] Part II, Kyoto inferno

Foreign Films - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 07:42
by Ōtomo, Keishi,
Publisher Funimation, [2016] ©2014
1 videodisc (138 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Kenshin Himura goes up against pure evil Makoto Shishio who is attempting to overthrow the Meiji government. The fate of the country hangs in the balance as Kenshin Himura takes up the sword that he vowed to never draw again.

A day in the country [DVD videorecording] = Partie de campagne

Foreign Films - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 07:42
by Braunberger, Pierre, 1905-1990,
Publisher The Criterion Collection, [2015]
Full screen.
2 videodiscs (41 minutes) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 fold-out insert (folded to 19 cm.)
Video DVD
Summary A tenderly comic idyll about a city family's picnic in the French countryside and the romancing of the mother and grown daughter by two local men.

My old lady [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 07:42
by Horovitz, Rachael,
Publisher Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (108 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary When Mathias Gold arrives at the sumptuous Parisian apartment he inherited from his father, he's surprised that the property comes with two stubborn live-in tenants who are not required to leave according to an ancient French real estate law. Unable to sell the place, Mathias moves in with the feisty Englishwoman Mathilde and her daughter, Chloe. But as Mathias and Chloe draw increasingly closer, Mathilde unveils a complex labyrinth of secrets that unites the trio in unexpected ways.

Bahubali [DVD video recording]: the beginning

Foreign Films - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 07:42
by Rājamauḷi, Es. Es., 1973-
Publisher [Publisher not identified], [2015] Dharma Productions / Reliance Home Videos & Games, [2015]
1 videodisc (159 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Raised in a remote tribal village, Shivudu grows up a carefree young man who relentlessly pursues is heart's desire. This leads him on an adventure to a completely unfamiliar territory. On this journey, he falls in love with Avantlka, a Nishada soldier.

The honorable woman [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 07:42
by Blick, Hugo,
Publisher [Publisher not identified], [2014] BBC ©2014
3 videodiscs (468 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Two siblings, Nessa and Ephra Stein, children of a zionist arms procurer, now run a foundation aiming to reduce the conflict through increasing Palestine's economic prosperity. When Nessa's foundation is about to announce a major business contract with a prominent Palestinian businessman, he is found dead in an apparent suicide. As doubt circles around his cause of death, an international investigation turns into a manhunt.

Guardians of the museum [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 07:42
by Arrowsmith, Gemma,
Publisher [Publisher not identified], [2014] BBC
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Three kids are given the challenge of a lifetime; to be let loose in the world's greatest museum after hours to unlock the mystery behind famous artifacts. It's not going to be easy and they must race through the museum and complete complex challenges and confront visions from the past in their quest for answers. What's more the halls are patrolled by evil spirits and security guards who must be avoided at all costs.

Justice League of America. Vol. 2, Curse of the Kingbutcher

New YA Graphic Novels and Manga - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 04:42
by Orlando, Steve (Comic book writer)
Publisher DC Comics, [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm.
Call Number GN YA F JUS

Star Wars : Poe Dameron. Vol. 3, Legend lost

New YA Graphic Novels and Manga - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 04:42
by Soule, Charles,
Publisher Marvel Worldwide, Inc., a subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment, LLC, [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Call Number GN YA F STA

Reputation [sound recording]

New Music - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 04:41
by Swift, Taylor, 1989-
Publisher Big Machine Records, [2017] distributed by Universal Music Group Distribution ℗2017
1 audio disc : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number XX(1645035.7)

End game

New Adult Fiction - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 04:41
by Baldacci, David,
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2017. ©2017
408 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F BAL
Summary Will Robie returns home from a mission overseas to discover that his boss--codenamed Blue Man--has vanished. His last known location was in remote Colorado, and there have been no other sightings or communications since. But there is violence brewing in this small town, and Robie and his sometime-partner Jessica Reel will be lucky if they make it out alive, with or without Blue Man.

Patient H69 : the story of my second sight

New Biographies - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 07:38
by Potter, Vanessa,
Publisher Bloomsbury Sigma, 2017.
288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 22 cm
Call Number B POTTER
Summary "In 2012, Vanessa Potter, a married advertising film producer with two young children, was stricken by Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD), a rare illness that resulted in sudden blindness and paralysis. She was hospitalized for two weeks. Over the next five months at home, she regained mobility but recovering her sight was more problematic. At first what she saw was monochromatic. As color reappeared, she encountered synesthesia (experiencing odd responses to stimuli, such as hearing inanimate objects talk to her). While a multidisciplinary team of neurobiologists, psychologists, immunologists, and developmental biologists treated her, she blogged and kept audio-diaries, using the pen-name Patient H69. In her own words, Potter reveals the terror and torment of her blindness. Supported by neuroscientists and Britain's National Health Service, Potter became a science sleuth, uncovering some of the innermost functions of the brain and our complex visual system, while learning meditation and self-hypnosis to help herself endure the ordeal and make a miraculous recovery."--Publisher's website.