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Too shattered for mending

New YA Books - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:20
by Hoffmeister, Peter Brown,
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, [2017] ©2017.
First edition.
376 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F HOF
Summary After the disappearance of his grandfather "Big" and the arrest of his older brother, JT, "Little" McCardell is looking out for his younger cousin, trying to stay afloat in school, working in the town graveyard for extra cash, and in his spare time pining after Rowan, the girl JT was dating until he got locked up. When the sheriff's deputy catches him hunting deer out of season and threatens to prosecute, Little must cooperate in their investigation about Big. Beholden to the sheriff, to JT, to Rowan, and to Big's memory, there's no telling how Little's deepest secret could shatter their lives.

Feral youth

New YA Books - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:20
by Hutchinson, Shaun David,
Publisher Simon Pulse, 2017.
First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.
310 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F FER
Summary Follows ten teens who are left alone in the wilderness amid a three-day survival test.

Autoboyography

New YA Books - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:20
by Lauren, Christina,
Publisher Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2017]
First edition.
407 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F LAU
Summary High school senior Tanner Scott has hidden his bisexuality since his family moved to Utah, but he falls hard for Sebastian, a Mormon mentoring students in a writing seminar Tanner's best friend convinced him to take.

Trell

New YA Books - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:20
by Lehr, Dick,
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2017.
First edition.
307 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F LEH
Summary Determined to clear her father of the wrongful conviction for a gang-related crossfire death, thirteen-year-old Trell persuades a reporter and a lawyer to investigate the case and uncover the truth.

Moxie : a novel

New YA Books - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:20
by Mathieu, Jennifer,
Publisher Roaring Brook Press, 2017.
First edition.
330 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F MAT
Summary In a small Texas town where high school football reigns supreme, Viv, sixteen, starts a feminist revolution using anonymously-written zines.

Paper hearts

New YA Books - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:20
by Novak, Ali,
Publisher Sourcebooks Fire, [2017]
387 pages : 21 cm
Books
Call Number YA F NOV
Summary Felicity, seventeen, has struggled to meet her mother's expectations since her older sister disappeared but when she connects with a famous band member at a charity ball, she begins to consider what will make her truly happy.

Miles Morales : Spider-man

New YA Books - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:20
by Reynolds, Jason,
Publisher Marvel Press, 2017.
First edition.
261 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F REY
Summary "As a student at Brooklyn Visions Academy, Miles Morales knows he's lucky. Not all kids get this opportunity, especially not kids from his neighborhood. With his quirky best friend Ganke, this school year is gonna be a blast. Right? Wrong. Miles has a secret. He's actually Spider-Man. Well not THE Spider-Man but A Spider-Man. Pretty much the only Spider-Man in town now that Peter Parker is gone. Miles is doing his best to save every little old lady but it's getting to be too much. He's got more important stuff to worry about like homework, girls, family, the perfect Halloween costume, and girls. Did we mention girls? Ok well maybe just one girl. But when Miles accidentally discovers a villainous teacher's plan to turn good kids bad, he will need to come to terms with his own destiny as the new SPIDER-MAN"--Provided by publisher.

They both die at the end

New YA Books - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:20
by Silvera, Adam, 1990-
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
373 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F SIL
Summary In a near-future New York City where a service alerts people on the day they will die, teenagers Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio meet using the Last Friend app and are faced with the challenge of living a lifetime on their End Day.

Wonder Woman [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:20
by Jenkins, Patty,
Publisher Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, [2017] ©2017
Rental.
1 videodisc (2 hr., 21 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number ACTION WON
Summary Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

Did it for the party [sound recording]

New Music - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:20
by Big & Rich,
Publisher Big & Rich Records, [2017]
1 audio disc : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number XX(1639148.2)

The Cuban affair [CD sound recording]: a novel

New Books on CD - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:20
by DeMille, Nelson,
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.
Unabridged.
12 audio discs (approximately 14.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F DEM
Summary US Army combat veteran Daniel "Mac" MacCormick is living in Key West, the owner of a forty-two-foot charter fishing boat. Short on cash, Mac agrees to listen when a hotshot Miami lawyer offers him 2 million dollars for a trip to Cuba to recover sixty million American dollars hidden by a man who fled Castro's revolution.

Thanks, Obama : my hopey changey White House years

New Biographies - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:20
by Litt, David, 1986-
Publisher Ecco, [2017].
First edition
310 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number 973.932 LIT
Summary "A different kind of White House memoir, presidential speechwriter David Litt's comic account of his years spent working with Barack Obama and his reflection on Obama's legacy in the age of Trump. Like many twentysomethings, David Litt frequently embarrassed himself in front of his boss's boss. Unlike many twentysomethings, Litt's boss's boss was President Obama. At age twenty-four, Litt became one of the youngest White House speechwriters in history. Along with remarks on issues like climate change and criminal justice reform, he was the president's go-to writer for comedy. As the lead on the White House Correspondents' Dinner speech (the "State of the Union of jokes"), he was responsible for some of President Obama's most memorable moments, including Keegan-Michael Key's appearance as Luther, Obama's "anger translator." With a humorist's eye for detail and a convert's zeal, Litt takes us inside his eight years on the front lines of Obamaworld. In his political coming-of-age story, he goes from starry-eyed college student--a self-described "Obamabot"--to nervous junior speechwriter to White House senior staff. His behind-the-scenes anecdotes answer questions you never knew you had: What's the classiest White House men's room? What's the social scene like on Air Force One? How do you force the National Security Council to stop hitting reply-all on every e-mail? In between lighthearted observations, Litt uses his experience to address one of today's most important issues: the legacy and future of the Obama movement in the age of Donald Trump"--

Madness

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:20
by Brewer, Zac, 1973-
Publisher HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
289 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F BRE
Summary Released from an inpatient facility after treatment for a suicide attempt, Brooke gradually begins to see hope in her life and meets Derek, a fellow suicide survivor, but as she falls for him, she realizes that Derek may not be in the same mental space she is.

Keep her safe

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:20
by Hannah, Sophie, 1971-
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017] ©2017
First U.S. edition.
346 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F HAN
Summary Pushed to the breaking point, Cara Burrows flees her home and family and escapes to a five-star spa resort she can't afford. Late at night, exhausted and desperate, she lets herself into her hotel room and is shocked to find it already occupied -- by a man and a teenage girl. A simple mistake at the front desk but soon Cara realizes that the girl she saw alive and well in the hotel room is someone she can't possibly have seen: the most famous murder victim in the country, Melody Chapa, whose parents are serving natural life sentences for her murder. Cara doesn't know what to trust -- everything she's read and heard about the case, or the evidence of her own eyes. Did she really see Melody? And is she prepared to ask herself that question and answer it honestly if it means risking her own life?

Forest dark : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:20
by Krauss, Nicole,
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
290 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F KRA
Summary One of America's most important novelists (New York Times), the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The History of Love, conjures an achingly beautiful and breathtakingly original novel about personal transformation that interweaves the stories of two disparate individuals, an older lawyer and a young novelist, whose transcendental search leads them to the same Israeli desert. Jules Epstein, a man whose drive, avidity, and outsized personality have, for sixty-eight years, been a force to be reckoned with, is undergoing a metamorphosis. In the wake of his parents' deaths, his divorce from his wife of more than thirty years, and his retirement from the New York legal firm where he was a partner, he's felt an irresistible need to give away his possessions, alarming his children and perplexing the executor of his estate. With the last of his wealth, he travels to Israel, with a nebulous plan to do something to honor his parents. In Tel Aviv, he is sidetracked by a charismatic American rabbi planning a reunion for the descendants of King David who insists that Epstein is part of that storied dynastic line. He also meets the rabbi's beautiful daughter who convinces Epstein to become involved in her own project, a film about the life of David being shot in the desert, with life-changing consequences. But Epstein isn't the only seeker embarking on a metaphysical journey that dissolves his sense of self, place, and history. Leaving her family in Brooklyn, a young, well-known novelist arrives at the Tel Aviv Hilton where she has stayed every year since birth. Troubled by writer's block and a failing marriage, she hopes that the hotel can unlock a dimension of reality, and her own perception of life, that has been closed off to her. But when she meets a retired literature professor who proposes a project she can't turn down, she's drawn into a mystery that alters her life in ways she could never have imagined. Bursting with life and humor, Forest Dark is a profound, mesmerizing novel of metamorphosis and self-realization, of looking beyond all that is visible towards the infinite.

Wings of the storm

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:20
by Kristian, Giles,
Publisher Corgi Books, 2017. ©2016
xxvi, 404 pages : map ; 20 cm.
Books
Call Number F KRI
Summary Fighting in Sweden for an ambitious warlord, Sigurd Haraldarson and his small but loyal band of oathsworn warriors are winning fame and reputation. But Sigurd knows that to take on his hated enemy, the oath-breaker King Gorm - the man who betrayed his father, a man Sigurd has vowed to kill - he must earn riches enough to build an army. Many believe Sigurd to be Odin-favoured, but his exploits have drawn the eye of another god, too: Loki the Trickster, and when a daring assassination attempt goes wrong, Sigurd finds himself a prisoner of the powerful Jarl Guthrum. Bound like a slave, his luck having seemingly deserted him, Sigurd is taken to the sacred temple at Ubsola, a place where the blood of human sacrifice flows to appease the gods. It is at Ubsola that Sigurd will face the sacrificial knife. And it is here that he will find a powerful relic, the great spear that was said to have once belonged to Ooin himself. With such a spear in his possession Sigurd might now assemble a host strong enough to challenge King Gorm and wreak the revenge he craves.

Book of Judas

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:20
by Stasi, Linda,
Publisher Forge, 2017.
First edition.
381 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F STA
Summary "When her infant son is placed in mortal danger, New York City reporter Alessandra Russo is forced to save him by tracking down the missing pages of the Gospel of Judas, a heretical manuscript that was unearthed in Al-Minya, Egypt, in the 1970s. The manuscript declares that Judas was the beloved, not the betrayer, of Jesus. The Gospel disappeared for decades before being rediscovered, rotted beyond repair, in a safety deposit box. Rumors insist that the most important pages had been stolen--pages that Alessandra now must find, if they even exist. Do the lost pages contain a secret that will challenge Christianity's core beliefs about the creation of life, or that might hold the power to unleash Armageddon? What if such explosive documents fell into the hands of modern-day terrorists, dictators, or religious fanatics? Alessandra plunges into a dark world of murder, conspiracy, and sexual depravity...and most importantly, a race against the clock to save her own child."--book jacket.

Perfect imperfect : The beauty of accident, age & patina

New Nonfiction - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 07:15
by McCartney, Karen
Publisher Murdoch Books, 2016
287 pages 31 cm
Books
Call Number 747 PER
Summary A stunning collection of homes and studios of creatives from all over the world, celebrating the beauty of imperfection. Perfect Imperfect takes as its founding principle the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, advocating the beauty to be found in imperfection, impermanence and the authentic. Importantly this is done without losing sight of the benefits of living in the 21st century, where designers are merging digital technology with the handmade, rethinking how to use space as well as accommodating the natural world, which is always giving birth to new creative expressions. As this collaborative process involved working across continents, the authors created a list of words and phrases that defined how to curate the work they wanted to include in this stunning book: mutability; irregularity; unfinished and incomplete; void; the effects of accident; unpretentious; simplicity; contrasts; and Leonard Koren's idea that 'beauty can be coaxed out of ugliness'. These words and phrases split the book into visual sections: Spirit of Nature; Strange Beauty; Mark of Hand; Deep Shadow; Weathering & Decay; and Incomplete and Irregular. Perfect Imperfect is a beautiful, inspirational book, with thought-provoking text by Karen McCartney and stunning visuals by Sharyn Cairns and Glen Proebstel. It is a celebration of accident, curation, collection, hesitation, collaboration, reuse, reimagining and true originality. It explores an established aesthetic in a new way, as illustrated by the homes and studios of creatives all over the world. It embraces current design objects alongside well-worn ones, and features interior settings that mix comfort, design and an off-beat beauty.

Beneath the Wake.

New Mystery Fiction - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 07:15
by Pennie, Ross.
Publisher ECW Press, 2017.
288 pages 24 cm.
Books
Call Number M PEN
Summary "Epidemic investigator Dr. Zol Szabo hopes an extended cruise on the Indian Ocean with his girlfriend and his son will salve the wounds of the rough times they've been weathering at home. As they set sail coddled in unaccustomed luxury on the Coral Dynasty, things below deck are a little less sunny for the ship's physician. Dr. Noah Ferguson reckons that bandaging the wounds of the crew's seedy missteps is just part of a job that comes with a fair share of loneliness, but he's increasingly frustrated that the most rewarding aspect of his practice must remain unspoken. When a mysterious microbe cuts a lethal swath through the crew's quarters, Noah enlists a reluctant Zol, who must put his vacation on hold to investigate the illness before it consumes everyone on board. As the body count climbs, it becomes apparent that everybody carries a secret in international waters. Miles from land, the captain makes the rules, and anything inconvenient gets tossed overboard to disappear beneath the wake."--

Fantastic planet [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 01:15
by Laloux, René, 1929-2004,
Publisher The Criterion Collection, [2016]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (72 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (16 panels : color illustrations ; folded to 19 cm)
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE FAN
Summary This futuristic story takes place on a faraway planet where blue giants rule, and oppressed humanoids rebel against the machine like leaders.

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