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Nighthawk : a novel from the NUMA Files

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 07:13
by Cussler, Clive,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
454 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F CUS
Summary "NUMA crew leaders Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala must beat the clock to stop the world's most dazzling new technological advance from becoming mankind's last in this action-packed thriller from the #1 New York Times-bestselling grand master of adventure. When the most advanced aircraft ever designed vanishes over the South Pacific, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are drawn into a deadly contest to locate the fallen machine. Russia and China covet the radical technology, but the United States worries about a darker problem. They know what others don't--that the X-37 is carrying a dangerous secret, a payload of exotic matter, extracted from the upper reaches of the atmosphere and stored at a temperature near absolute zero. As long as it remains frozen, the cargo is inert, but if it thaws, it will unleash a catastrophe of nearly unthinkable proportions. From the Galapagos Islands to the jungles of South America to an icy mountain lake many believe to be the birthplace of the Inca, the entire NUMA team will risk everything in an effort to avert disaster. but they may be caught in a race that no one can win"--

Dying breath

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 07:13
by Graham, Heather,
Publisher Mira Books, [2017] ©2017
314 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F GRA
Summary As a teenager, Vickie Preston survived an attack by a serial killer. That was the first time she saw a ghost. Now the city of Boston is being terrorized - someone is kidnapping women and burying them alive, but cruelly leaving a glimmer of hope for the authorities by sending a clue about their location. Vickie is pulled into the investigation when her name is mentioned in one of the notes. And as a historian, she has the knowledge to help uncover the graves the killer known as the Undertaker is choosing. But she also has another, unique lead: the spirit of one of the victims is appearing to her in dreams. Special Agent Griffin Price is on the case for the Krewe of Hunters, the FBI's special unit for paranormal investigators. He feels particularly protective of Vickie, since their shared past is connected to the threat that currently surrounds them. With the killer accelerating his plans, time is running out for more victims hidden around the city. Vickie is becoming closer with Griffin, but she's getting too close to the danger, and every breath could be her last.

You will pay

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 07:13
by Jackson, Lisa,
Publisher Kensington Books, 2017. ©2017
First Kensington hardcover edition.
410 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F JAC
Summary It starts as a prank -- a way to blow off steam after a long summer at Camp Horseshoe. Among the teen counselors, tensions and hormones are running high. No wonder the others agree when Jo-Beth Chancellor suggests they scare Monica O'Neal a little--or a lot. Monica has it coming, and no one will really get hurt. What could go wrong? Twenty years later, Lucas Dalton, a senior detective with the sheriff's department, is investigating the discovery of human remains in a cavern at what used to be Camp Horseshoe. Lucas knows the spot well. His father, a preacher, ran the camp, and Lucas worked there that infamous summer when two girls went missing. One is believed to have been killed by a convict on the loose. Monica O'Neal is thought to have drowned and been washed out to sea. Lucas knows he should step down from such a personal case. He's already jeopardized his career by removing evidence of his involvement. But maybe it's time to uncover the whole truth at last. That's why five former female counselors are coming back to the small Oregon town -- among them, Bernadette Warden, the woman Lucas has never forgotten. Each one knows something about that terrible night. Each promised not to tell. And as they reunite, a new horror unfolds.

Touch

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 07:13
by Maum, Courtney, 1978-
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
306 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F MAU
Summary "Sloane Jacobsen is the most powerful trend forecaster in the world (she was the foreseer of "the swipe"), and global fashion, lifestyle, and tech companies pay to hear her opinions about the future. Her recent forecasts on the family are unwavering: the world is over-populated, and with unemployment, college costs, and food prices all on the rise, having children is an extravagant indulgence. So it's no surprise when the tech giant Mammoth hires Sloane to lead their groundbreaking annual conference, celebrating the voluntarily childless. But not far into her contract, Sloane begins to sense the undeniable signs of a movement against electronics that will see people embracing compassion, empathy, and "in-personism" again. She's struggling with the fact that her predictions are hopelessly out of sync with her employer's mission and that her closest personal relationship is with her self-driving car when her partner, the French "neo-sensualist" Roman Bellard, reveals that he is about to publish an op-ed on the death of penetrative sex--a post-sexual treatise that instantly goes viral. Despite the risks to her professional reputation, Sloane is nevertheless convinced that her instincts are the right ones, and goes on a quest to defend real life human interaction, while finally allowing in the love and connectedness she's long been denying herself. A poignant and amusing call to arms that showcases her signature biting wit and keen eye, celebrated novelist Courtney Maum's new book is a moving investigation into what it means to be an individual in a globalized world"--

Red meat

New YA Graphic Novels and Manga - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:14
by Conner, Amanda,
Publisher DC Comics, [2017]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Books
Call Number G YA F HAR
Summary "Harley's managed to carve out a kind of peace with New York's corrupt mayor...but once she gets wind of his plans for the city's homeless population, the deal is most definitely off! She'll have to take the fight to City Hall--but who will be her ally in her most desperate hour? The writing team of Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti join artists Chad Hardin and John Timms in their New York Times best-selling run with HARLEY QUINN VOL. 3!"--

Release : a novel

New YA Books - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:14
by Ness, Patrick, 1971-
Publisher HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017.
First US edition.
277 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F NES
Summary Adam Thorn doesn't know it yet, but today will change his life. Between his religious family, a deeply unpleasant ultimatum from his boss, and his own unrequited love for his sort-of ex, Enzo, it seems as though Adam's life is falling apart. At least he has two people to keep him sane: his new boyfriend (he does love Linus, doesn't he?) and his best friend, Angela. But all day long, old memories and new heartaches come crashing together, throwing Adam's life into chaos. The bindings of his world are coming untied one by one; yet in spite of everything he has to let go, he may also find freedom in the release. Time is running out, though. Because way across town, a ghost has just risen from the lake...--

Billy Lynn's long halftime walk [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:13
by Lee, Ang, 1954-
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (approximately 113 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA BIL
Summary Nineteen-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks, the truth of what really happened to his squad is shown, contrasting the realities of war with America's perception of heroism.

The big sick [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:13
by Apatow, Judd, 1967-
Publisher Lions Gate Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (approximately 120 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number COMEDY BIG
Summary Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.

The hero [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:13
by Haley, Brett, 1983-
Publisher Lions Gate Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (approximately 97 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number XX(1634782.1)
Summary A former Western icon re-evaluates his life, his image and more importantly his heart after a surprise diagnosis.

Tyler Perry's Boo! [DVD videorecording] : a Madea Halloween

New Feature Film DVDs - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:13
by Perry, Tyler,
Publisher Lionsgate Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (approximately 103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number COMEDY MAD
Summary Madea winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spends a hilarious, haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens.

Wonder Woman [videorecording].

New Feature Film DVDs - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:13
by Gadot, Gal
Publisher Warner Bros., 2017.
Widescreen ed.
1 videodisc (ca. 141 min.) : sd., col. ; 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. "Gadot does succeed, against heavy odds, in creating a fresh figure of heroic morality and might..."--Globe and Mail "...a superhero movie with a heart."--Seattle Times "...a cut above nearly all the superhero movies that have been trotted out over the past few summers."--TIME Magazine

Southern blood [sound recording]

New Music - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:13
by Allman, Gregg, 1947-2017,
Publisher Rounder, [2017]
1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number XX(1641188.3)

Concrete and gold [sound recording]

New Music - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:13
by Foo Fighters (Musical group)
Publisher RCA Records, [2017]
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number XX(1634119.2)

Wicked deeds [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:13
by Graham, Heather,
Publisher Harper Audio, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (9 1/4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F GRA
Summary Eager to start their life together, historian Vickie Preston and Special Agent Griffin Pryce take a detour en route to their new home in Virginia and stop for a visit in Baltimore. Their romantic weekend is interrupted when a popular author is found dead in the basement of an Edgar Allan Poe themed restaurant.

Killing England [CD sound recording]: the brutal struggle for American independence

New Books on CD - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:13
by O'Reilly, Bill,
Publisher Macmillan Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 973.3 ORE
Summary Told through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Great Britain₂s King George III, O'Reilly and Dugard chronicle the path to independence in gripping detail, taking the listener from the battlefields of America to the royal courts of Europe. They recreate the war₂s landmark battles, including Bunker Hill, Long Island, Saratoga, and Yorktown, revealing the savagery of hand-to-hand combat and the often brutal conditions under which these brave American soldiers lived and fought.

Haunted [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:13
by Patterson, James, 1947-
Publisher Hachette Audio, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (6 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F PAT
Summary "Detective Michael Bennett is ready for a vacation after a series of crises push him, and his family, to the brink. He settles on an idyllic, small town in the beautiful Maine woods, a recommendation from a former colleague. But just when Bennett thinks he can relax, he gets pulled into a case that has shocked the tight-knit community. Kids are disappearing left and right with no explanation -- until several bodies turn up in the woods. As Bennett investigates, he discovers that the seemingly perfect town is reeling from a deadly addiction, and the violence is about to reach a fever pitch. Far from the city streets he knows so well, Bennett faces off against a horrific evil next door that threatens a town, the law, and the family that Bennett loves above all else"--From Amazon.com.

Secrets in death [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:13
by Robb, J. D., 1950-
Publisher Brilliance Audio, [2017] ©2017 ℗2017
Unabridged.
11 audio discs (13 hr., 8 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F ROB
Summary "Lt. Eve Dallas must separate rumors from reality when a woman who traffics in other people's secrets is silenced. The chic Manhattan nightspot Du Vin is not the kind of place Eve Dallas would usually patronize, and it's not the kind of bar where a lot of blood gets spilled. But that's exactly what happens one cold February evening. The mortally wounded woman is Larinda Mars, a self-described "social information reporter," or as most people would call it, a professional gossip. As it turns out, she was keeping the most shocking stories quiet, for profitable use in her side business as a blackmailer. Setting her sights on rich, prominent marks, she'd find out what they most wanted to keep hidden and then bleed them dry. Now someone's done the same to her, literally--with a knife to the brachial artery. Eve didn't like Larinda Mars. But she likes murder even less. To find justice for this victim, she'll have to plunge into the dirty little secrets of all the people Larinda Mars victimized herself. But along the way, she may be exposed to some information she really didn't want to know..."--

Unstoppable : my life so far

New Books on CD - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:13
by Sharapova, Maria, 1987-
Publisher Macmillan Audio, 2017.
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (8 hr., 12 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD B SHARAPOVA
Summary In the middle of the night, a father and his daughter step off a Greyhound bus in Florida and head straight to the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy. They ring the bell, though no one is expecting them. They don't speak English. They've arrived from Russia with only $700 and the conviction that this six-year-old will be the next tennis star. Surprisingly, they are right. Young Maria Sharapova went on to become one of the best, most famous, and highest-paid athletes. At seventeen, she won Wimbledon. At eighteen, she was ranked number one. To date, she has won five Grand Slams. Her stardom spills off the court to fashion, philanthropy, food. But at the peak of her popularity, Sharapova faced a new challenge, after testing positive for a banned drug. The backlash was shocking, sponsors fled, fans berated her, and she received a two-year suspension. Despite successfully appealing her sentence, she still faced the battle of maintaining her eminence on the court and her place in fans' hearts.

Let's Prepare for the Parcc Grade 7 Ela/Literacy Test

New Nonfiction - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:13
by Pizzo M. Ed, Joseph
Publisher Barron's Educational Series 20160901
Books
Call Number XX(1645363.1)

Let's Prepare for the PARCC Grade 7 Math Test

New Nonfiction - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:13
by Scott M. S., Kristen
Publisher Barron's Educational Series 20160901
Books
Call Number XX(1645361.1)

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