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Office Christmas party [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 13:26
by Speck, Will,
Publisher Paramount Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (105 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number COMEDY OFF
Summary When the CEO tries to close her hard-partying brother's branch, he and his Chief Technical Officer must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs.

Richard Nixon : the life

New Biographies - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 13:25
by Farrell, John A. (John Aloysius),
Publisher Doubleday, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
737 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Call Number B NIXON
Summary "At the end of World War II, navy lieutenant "Nick" Nixon returned from the Pacific and set his cap at Congress, an idealistic dreamer seeking to build a better world. Yet amid the turns of that now-legendary 1946 campaign, Nixon's finer attributes gave way to unapologetic ruthlessness. The story of that transformation is the stunning overture to John A. Farrell's magisterial biography of the president who came to embody postwar American resentment and division. Within four years of his first victory, Nixon was a U.S. senator; in six, the vice president of the United States of America. "Few came so far, so fast, and so alone," Farrell writes. Nixon's sins as a candidate were legion; and in one unlawful secret plot, as Farrell reveals here, Nixon acted to prolong the Vietnam War for his own political purposes. Finally elected president in 1969, Nixon packed his staff with bright young men who devised forward-thinking reforms addressing health care, welfare, civil rights, and protection of the environment. It was a fine legacy, but Nixon cared little for it. He aspired to make his mark on the world stage instead, and his 1972 opening to China was the first great crack in the Cold War. Nixon had another legacy, too: an America divided and polarized. He was elected to end the war in Vietnam, but his bombing of Cambodia and Laos enraged the antiwar movement. It was Nixon who launched the McCarthy era, who played white against black with a "southern strategy," and who spurred the Silent Majority to despise and distrust the country's elites. Ever insecure and increasingly paranoid, he persuaded Americans to gnaw, as he did, on grievances--and to look at one another as enemies. Finally, in August 1974, after two years of the mesmerizing intrigue and scandal of Watergate, Nixon became the only president to resign in disgrace. This is a gripping and unsparing portrayal of our darkest president. Meticulously researched, brilliantly crafted, and offering fresh revelations, it will be hailed as a masterwork"--Jacket.

Lies that bind : an Alex Duggins mystery

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 13:25
by Cameron, Stella,
Publisher Crème de la Crime, 2017.
First world edition.
233 pages ; 23 cm.
Call Number F CAM
Summary When a body is discovered in the neighboring village of Underhill, Alex Duggins, owner of Folly-on-Weir's premier pub, The Black Dog, is determined not to get involved--for once. But when she learns that the person who found the body was young Kyle Gammage, who helps out at her friend Tony's veterinary clinic, she and Tony are reluctantly drawn into the murder investigation. In her desire to protect Kyle and his elder brother Scoot, Alex finds herself withholding vital information from the police. It's a misjudgement that will have far-reaching -- and possibly fatal -- consequences. Her relationship with Tony under strain, has Alex's silence put her and those she loves in danger?

Is it wrong to try to pick up girls in a dungeon? 7

New YA Graphic Novels and Manga - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 07:25
by Ōmori, Fujino,
Publisher Yen Press, 2017.
First Yen Press edition.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Call Number GN YA F OMO
Summary "Ranking Up to Level 2 following his victory over the Minotaur, Bell Cranell receives a title: Little Rookie. With a nickname and a new skill under his belt, Bell is more eager than ever! There's just one problem--he needs some new armor...not to mention new members for his party! Will his quest for one lead him straight to the other?" -- pg. 4 of cover.

Justice League. Vol. 3, Timeless

New YA Graphic Novels and Manga - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 07:25
by Hitch, Bryan,
Publisher DC Comics, [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Call Number GN YA F JUS
Summary "An army of aliens known as the Timeless has attacked Earth, sending a wave of destruction through history. Only Earth's first line of defense, the Justice League, is powerful enough to stop them. But the League has been split up, scattered through time to key moments of power...and if the Timeless succeed in destroying these moments, superheroes will never have existed. From Wonder Woman at the birth of the Olympian gods to Cyborg in the distant 31st century, each Justice League member is fighting alone against overwhelming odds. All except Batman and Superman, who have traveled together to the ends of the time wave to confront its source. With the very existence of Superman's wife and son at risk, can the world's greatest heroes save Earth's entire history? Or will the Justice League finally run out of time?"--

No good deed

New YA Books - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 07:25
by Connolly, Kara,
Publisher Delacorte Press, [2017]
First edition.
340 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F CON
Summary "Ellie is USA's best shot at Olympic gold in archery, but one wrong turn in Nottingham on her day off from the trials and she's somehow been transported back to the Middle Ages. Amidst an evil sheriff who wants to lock her up, a knight who might not be who he says he is, and an assassination plot, she must not only find her way back to the present, but fight to survive and not change history"--

The library of fates

New YA Books - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 07:25
by Khorana, Aditi
Publisher Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2017] ©2017
314 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F KHO
Summary "No one is entirely certain what brings the Emperor Sikander to Shalingar. Until now, the idyllic kingdom has been immune to his many violent conquests. To keep the visit friendly, Princess Amrita has offered herself as his bride, sacrificing everything--family, her childhood love, and her freedom--to save her people. But her offer isn't enough ... Stripped of all that she loves, caught between her rosy past and an unknown future, will Amrita be able to restore what was lost, or does another life--and another love--await?"--Dust jacket.

The last magician

New YA Books - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 07:25
by Maxwell, Lisa, 1979-
Publisher Simon Pulse, 2017.
First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.
500 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Call Number YA F MAX
Summary In an alternate version of present-day Manhattan, magic is dying, and Esta, a Mageus with a talent for manipulating time, travels back to 1901 to stop the destruction of a book that can possibly restore magic, but in Old New York, Esta must navigate gangs, secret societies, and her feelings for another magician in order to save the future of magic.

The witches of New York / [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 07:25
by McKay, Ami, 1968-
Publisher Harper Audio, [2017]
12 audio discs (approximately 870 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F MCK
Summary Three witches practice their craft in the heart of Victorian New York, inciting delight in some and dark malice in others.

The red hunter : [CD sound recording] a novel

New Books on CD - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 07:25
by Unger, Lisa, 1970-
Publisher AudioWorks, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, [2017] ℗2017
9 audio discs (approximately 11 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F UNG
Summary Nineteen years ago, Claudia watched her perfect life fall apart after being sexually assaulted in her home. She was left with a crumbling marriage, a young daughter and a constant sense of anxiety. Years later, Claudia is thriving as a successful blogger famous for her home restorations, when she finds a house she is inexplicably drawn to. A house rumored to have a dark history and hidden surprises.

Among the dead : a Rachel Carver novel

New Mystery Fiction - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 07:25
by Backlund, J. R.,
Publisher Crooked Lane Books, 2017. © 2017
First edition.
293 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number M BAC
Summary Former North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation agent Rachel Carver blames herself for the collateral death of an innocent woman in her last case. Unable to accept her superior's attempts to cover up the incident, she turned in her badge. But when a former partner asks her to consult on a new murder case, she reluctantly agrees, traveling to a small, remote mountain community, where she's tasked with leading a group of inexperienced detectives on a hunt for the killer. The trek has hardly begun when what seems to be the act of a loner proves to be much more as Rachel's team comes under attack, and a detective is killed in the fallout. Now that the stakes have risen, Rachel's old employers at the SBI step in to take over the investigation. But Rachel, convinced they are on the wrong track, continues to work the case alone. And just as she delves into the town's past, she discovers a secret history that connects the victims, one that makes her the target of a man who would kill to keep it a secret.

The velveteen daughter : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 07:25
by Huber, Laurel Davis,
Publisher She Writes Press, 2017. ©2017
399 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F HUB
Summary The Velveteen Daughter reveals for the first time the true story of two remarkable women: Margery Williams Bianco, the author of one of the most beloved children's books of all time-- The Velveteen Rabbit --and her daughter Pamela, a world-renowned child prodigy artist whose fame at one time greatly eclipses her mother's. But celebrity at such an early age exacts a great toll. Pamela's dreams elude her as she struggles with severe depression, an overbearing father, an obsessive love affair, and a spectacularly misguided marriage. Throughout, her life raft is her mother. The glamorous art world of Europe and New York in the early 20th century and a supporting cast of luminaries--Eugene O'Neill and his wife Agnes (Margery's niece), Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and Richard Hughes, author of A High Wind in Jamaica--provide a vivid backdrop to the Biancos' story. From the opening pages, the novel will captivate readers with its multifaceted and illuminating observations on art, family, and the consequences of genius touched by madness.

Gork, the teenage dragon

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 07:25
by Hudson, Gabe,
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
First edition.
380 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number FAN HUD
Summary "Gork isn't like the other dragons at WarWings Military Academy. He has a gigantic heart, two-inch horns, and an occasional problem with fainting. His nickname is Weak Sauce and his Will to Power ranking is Snacklicious--the lowest in his class. But he is determined not to let any of this hold him back as he embarks on the most important mission of his life: tonight, on the eve of his high school graduation, he must ask a female dragon to be his queen.If she says yes, they'll go off to conquer a foreign planet together. If she says no, Gork becomes a slave. Vying with Jocks, Nerds, Mutants, and Multi-Dimensioners to find his mate, Gork encounters an unforgettable cast of friends and foes, including Dr. Terrible, the mad scientist; Fribby, a robot dragon obsessed with death; and Metheldra, a healer specializing in acupuncture with swords. But finally it is Gork's biggest perceived weakness, his huge heart, that will guide him through his epic quest and help him reach his ultimate destination: planet Earth. A love story, a fantasy, and a coming-of-age story, Gork the Teenage Dragon is a wildly comic, beautifully imagined, and deeply heartfelt debut novel that shows us just how human a dragon can be"--

The goddesses : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 07:25
by Huntley, Swan,
Publisher Doubleday, [2017]
First Edition.
306 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F HUN
Summary "When Nancy and her family arrive in Kona, Hawaii, they are desperate for a fresh start. Nancy's husband has cheated on her; they sleep in separate bedrooms and their twin sons have been acting out, setting off illegal fireworks. But Hawaii is paradise: they plant an orange tree in the yard; they share a bed once again and Nancy resolves to make a happy life for herself. She starts taking a yoga class and there she meets Ana, the charismatic teacher. Ana has short, black hair, a warm smile, and a hard-won wisdom that resonates deeply within Nancy. They are soon spending all their time together, sharing dinners, relaxing in Ana's hot tub, driving around Kona in the cute little car Ana helps Nancy buy. As Nancy grows closer and closer to Ana--skipping family dinners and leaving the twins to their own devices she feels a happiness and understanding unlike anything she's ever experienced, and she knows that she will do anything Ana asks of her"--Amazon.com

Played! : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 07:25
by Kahn, Michael A., 1952-
Publisher Poisoned Pen Press, 2017.
First edition
230 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F KAH
Summary "Every law firm has its backroom bench of brilliant workaholic nerds ferocious in their commitment to the law and to their clients. Such a player is Milton Bernstein of Abbott & Windsor ... Milton's younger brother Hal is his polar opposite--strikingly handsome, a high-school baseball legend in St. Louis who was on his way to the major leagues until he destroyed his prospects in a motorcycle accident ... But the lives of both brothers are about to change. Cherry, the bombshell third wife of St. Louis' most shark-like litigator, Lester Pitt, unexpectedly turns Hal's advances around. They become lovers. Coincidentally, Milton becomes the attack dog behind litigation to nail Pitt for running an insurance scam on his injured clients"--Cover flap.

Gather the daughters : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 07:25
by Melamed, Jennie,
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
341 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F MEL
Summary A smoldering debut about an insular community on an island at the end of the world and the girls who start to question the rules that bind them.

The marriage pact : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 07:25
by Richmond, Michelle, 1970-
Publisher Bantam Books, [2017]
First edition.
414 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F RIC
Summary Picture-perfect newlyweds Alice and Jake are unexpectedly initiated into a mysterious organization designed to keep marriages happy and intact through seemingly sensible rules that become increasingly exacting and subject to brutal enforcement.

When the English fall : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 07:25
by Williams, David (David Gerald), 1969-
Publisher Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2017.
First edition.
242 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number SCI WIL
Summary Following a catastrophic solar storm and the subsequent collapse of modern civilization, the Englishers in the cities begin to invade the nearby Amish farms. Jacob's Amish community in Pennsylvania is caught up in the violence, but defense is hindered by their beliefs. In protecting his family, will Jacob defy his beliefs and take up arms? His diary details his conflicts, both physical and internal.

The life she was given

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 07:25
by Wiseman, Ellen Marie,
Publisher Kensington Books, [2017]
viii, 356 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F WIS
Summary On a summer evening in 1931, Lilly Blackwood glimpses circus lights from the grimy window of her attic bedroom. Lilly isn't allowed to explore the meadows around Blackwood Manor. She's never even ventured beyond her narrow room. Momma insists it's for Lilly's own protection, that people would be afraid if they saw her. But on this unforgettable night, Lilly is taken outside for the first time--and sold to the circus sideshow. More than two decades later, nineteen-year-old Julia Blackwood has inherited her parents' estate and horse farm. For Julia, home was an unhappy place full of strict rules and forbidden rooms, and she hopes that returning might erase those painful memories. Instead, she becomes immersed in a mystery involving a hidden attic room and photos of circus scenes featuring a striking young girl. At first, The Barlow Brothers' Circus is just another prison for Lilly. But in this rag-tag, sometimes brutal world, Lilly discovers strength, friendship, and a rare affinity for animals. Soon, thanks to elephants Pepper and JoJo and their handler, Cole, Lilly is no longer a sideshow spectacle but the circus's biggest attraction. . .until tragedy and cruelty collide. It will fall to Julia to learn the truth about Lilly's fate and her family's shocking betrayal, and find a way to make Blackwood Manor into a place of healing at last. Moving between Julia and Lilly's stories, Ellen Marie Wiseman portrays two extraordinary, very different women in a novel that, while tender and heartbreaking, offers moments of joy and indomitable hope.

Atomic Blonde [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:23
by Johnstad, Kurt,
Publisher Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (114 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number ACTION ATO
Summary The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.