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The farmers' market mishap

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 18:55
by Brunstetter, Wanda E.,
Publisher Shiloh Run Press, an imprint of Barbour Publishing, Inc., [2017] © 2017
205 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F BRU
Summary "Living alone for the first time in her life is lonely for Elma Hochstetler, whose twin sister Thelma recently married. Though they share the running of a general store, more and more of Thelma's time is taken up by her growing family. Elma has dated some, but she wonders if she is just too picky to find love. Through a mishap at the farmers' market, Elma meets Ben Wagler and instantly likes him. But there is a problem. He lives in Grabill--50 miles away! But Elma has tried long-distance dating before, and it won't work for her. Besides the store needs her. Her sister needs her. Elma feels love will forever remain beyond her grasp. Elma has a habit of putting others before her own needs. Can she learn to take a risk at following the desires of her heart?" -- provided by publisher.

Little sister

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 18:55
by Gowdy, Barbara,
Publisher Tin House Books, [2017]
First U.S. edition.
299 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F GOW
Summary Thunderstorms are rolling across the summer sky. Every time one breaks, Rose Bowan loses consciousness and has vivid, realistic dreams about being in another woman's body. Is Rose merely dreaming? Or is she, in fact, inhabiting a stranger? Disturbed yet entranced, she sets out to discover what is happening to her, leaving the cocoon of her family's small repertory cinema for the larger, upended world of someone wildly different from herself. Meanwhile her mother is in the early stages of dementia, and has begun to speak for the first time in decades about another haunting presence: Rose's younger sister. In Little Sister, one woman fights to help someone she has never met, and to come to terms with a death for which she always felt responsible. With the elegant prose and groundbreaking imagination that have earned her international acclaim, Barbara Gowdy explores the astonishing power of empathy, the question of where we end and others begin, and the fierce bonds of motherhood and sisterhood.

Standard deviation

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 18:55
by Heiny, Katherine,
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
First edition.
319 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number F HEI
Summary "The celebrated author of Single, Carefree, Mellow, returns with her debut novel--a rueful, funny examination of love, marriage, infidelity, and origami. Divorcing his wife to marry his girlfriend, Audra, is the one impulsive thing Graham Cavanaugh has ever done. Audra is charming and spontaneous and fun, but life with her can be exhausting, constantly interrupted by phone calls, burdened by houseguests, and populated by old men with backpacks full of origami paper. As Graham and Audra struggle to define their marriage and raise a child with Asperger's, they decide to establish a friendship with his first wife, Elspeth. But former spouses are hard to categorize--are they friends, enemies, old flames, or just people who know you really, really well? Graham starts to wonder: How can anyone love two such different women? Did he make the right choice? Is there a right choice? A novel as poignant as it is hilarious, Standard Deviation never deviates from superb"--

The house at Bishopsgate

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 18:55
by Hickman, Katie,
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
430 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F HIC
Summary 1611. James I has recently succeeded to the throne and the Elizabethan age is over. A new artistic and intellectual Renaissance comes to England. As trade routes open up, a rich and cosmopolitan middle class emerges, with an interest in architecture, gardens and textiles. Seven years after he was all but destroyed in his quest to take possession of the Pindar Diamond, Levant Company merchant and former ambassador to Constantinople Paul Pindar returns triumphantly to England. Now one of the wealthiest merchants in London, he brings with him his wife, Celia Lamprey, the Englishwoman with whom, after many vicissitudes, he has at last been united. His great house on Bishopsgate has stood empty for ten years. Now, a phalanx of carpenters, upholsterers and gardeners have been summoned to restore it to its former glory. But all is not as it seems. Celia is frail, and their marriage, despite Celia's longing, is childless. Pindar arranges for Celia's old friend, Annetta, to join them from Venice as Celia's companion. But Annetta arrives to find that another woman, the widow Frances Sydenham, has insinuated herself into the Pindar household. Lady Sydenham seems to have a mysterious hold over Celia and, Annetta suspects, increasingly over Paul Pindar himself.

A good country : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 18:55
by Khadivi, Laleh,
Publisher Bloomsbury USA, 2017.
239 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F KHA
Summary "Laguna Beach, California, 2009. Alireza Courdee, a fourteen-year-old straight-A student and chemistry whiz, takes his first hit of pot. In as long as it takes to inhale and exhale, he is transformed from the high-achieving son of Iranian immigrants into a happy-go-lucky stoner. He loses his virginity, takes up surfing, and sneaks away to all-night raves. For the first time, Reza--now Rez--feels like an American teen. Life is smooth; even lying to his strict father comes easily. But then he changes again, falling out with the bad boy surfers and in with a group of kids more awake to the world around them, who share his background, and whose ideas fill him with a very different sense of purpose. Within a year, Reza and two friends are making their way to Syria to join in the fight. Timely, nuanced, and emotionally forceful, A Good Country is a gorgeous meditation on modern life, religious radicalization, and a young man caught among vastly different worlds. What we are left with at the dramatic end is not an assessment of good or evil, east versus west, but a lingering question that applies to all souls: Does a person decide how to live, or is their life decided for them? "--

Food of the Gods

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 18:55
by Khaw, Cassandra,
Publisher Abaddon Books Publications, 2017. ©2017
Collected edition.
238 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number FAN KHA
Summary "By day, Rupert Wong - sorcerer, chef, former triad - prepares delicious meals of human flesh for a dynasty of ghouls in Kuala Lumpur ; by night, he's an administrator for the Ten Chinese Hells. It's a living, of sorts. When the Dragon of the South demands that Rupert investigate the murders of his daughter and her mortal husband, Rupert is caught in a war between gods that's as bewildering as it is bloody. If he's going to survive, he'll need to stay sharp, stay lucky, and always read the fine print..."--Back cover.

The American spirit [CD sound recording] : who we are and what we stand for

New Books on CD - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 15:55
by McCullough, David G,
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.
4 audio discs (4 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 973 MCC
Summary Collects some of the author's speeches delivered throughout the course of his career that celebrate distinctly American principles and characteristics.

Paradise lost : a life of F. Scott Fitzgerald

New Biographies - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 15:55
by Brown, David S. (David Scott), 1966-
Publisher The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2017. ©2017
397 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary Pigeonholed in popular memory as a Jazz Age epicurean, a playboy, and an emblem of the Lost Generation, F. Scott Fitzgerald was at heart a moralist struck by the nation's shifting mood and manners after World War I. In Paradise Lost, David Brown contends that Fitzgerald's deepest allegiances were to a fading antebellum world he associated with his father's Chesapeake Bay roots. Yet as a midwesterner, an Irish Catholic, and a perpetually in-debt author, he felt like an outsider in the haute bourgeoisie haunts of Lake Forest, Princeton, and Hollywood--places that left an indelible mark on his worldview. In this comprehensive biography, Brown reexamines Fitzgerald's childhood, first loves, and difficult marriage to Zelda Sayre. He looks at Fitzgerald's friendship with Hemingway, the golden years that culminated with Gatsby, and his increasing alcohol abuse and declining fortunes which coincided with Zelda's institutionalization and the nation's economic collapse. Placing Fitzgerald in the company of Progressive intellectuals such as Charles Beard, Randolph Bourne, and Thorstein Veblen, Brown reveals Fitzgerald as a writer with an encompassing historical imagination not suggested by his reputation as "the chronicler of the Jazz Age." His best novels, stories, and essays take the measure of both the immediate moment and the more distant rhythms of capital accumulation, immigration, and sexual politics that were moving America further away from its Protestant agrarian moorings. Fitzgerald wrote powerfully about change in America, Brown shows, because he saw it as the dominant theme in his own family history and life.--

When we collided

New YA Books - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:54
by Lord, Emery,
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2016.
344 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F LOR
Summary Can seventeen-year-old Jonah save his family restaurant from ruin, his mother from her sadness, and his danger-seeking girlfriend Vivi from herself?

Songs about a girl

New YA Books - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:54
by Russell, Chris (Rock musician),
Publisher Flatiron Books, 2017.
First edition.
362 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number YA F RUS
Summary Charlie Bloom is happiest behind her camera, unseen and unnoticed. When former classmate Olly Samson gets in touch out of the blue, asking her to take backstage pictures of his new band, she takes him up on it. Charlie dreams of becoming a photographer, and it'll be good experience. But Olly's band, Fire&Lights, isn't playing ordinary gigs. They're stars on the rise, the hottest boy band in the country--and Charlie is immediately catapulted into the band's surreal world of paparazzi, sold-out arenas, and screaming fans. Soon enough, she becomes caught between Olly and Fire&Lights' gorgeous but damaged frontman, Gabriel West. As the boys' rivalry threatens to tear the band apart, Charlie stumbles on a secret about the band--and herself--hidden within the lyrics of their new #1 single.

My life as a zucchini [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:54
by Barras, Claude,
Publisher Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
1 videodisc (approximately 68 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FAMILY MY
Summary After losing his mother, a young boy is sent to a foster home with other orphans his age where he begins to learn the meaning of trust and true love.

The shack [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:54
by Hazeldine, Stuart, 1971-
Publisher Lionsgate, [2017]
1 videodisc (132 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA SHA
Summary After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness.

Dragon teeth [CD sound recording] : a novel

New Books on CD - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:54
by Crichton, Michael, 1942-2008,
Publisher Harper Audio, [2017]
7 audio discs (465 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F CRI
Summary The year is 1876. Among the warring Indian tribes and lawless gold-rush towns of America's western territories, two paleontologists pillage the Wild West. They are hunting for dinosaur fossils, while surveilling, deceiving and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars. Into this treacherous territory plunges the arrogant and entitled Yale student William Johnson. Determined to survive a summer in the west to win a bet, William has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition. But Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, so he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a locus of crime and vice. Soon William joins forces with Cope and stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions. The struggle to protect this extraordinary treasure tests William's newfound resilience, and pits him against some of the West's most dangerous and notorious characters.

Guardians of the galaxy awesome mix. Vol. 2 [sound recording].

New Music - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:54
by Cooke, Sam,
Publisher Hollywood Records/Marvel Music, [2017] ©2017
1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD SOU GUA 2

The frozen hours [CD sound recording] : a novel of the Korean War

New Books on CD - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:54
by Shaara, Jeff, 1952-
Publisher Books on Tape ; Random House Audio, [2017]
17 audio discs (approximately 21 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F SHA
Summary "June, 1950. The North Korean army, a formidable force backed by Soviet arms and training, invades South Korea, with the intent of uniting the country under Communist rule. In response, the United States mobilizes a force to defend the overmatched South Korean troops. But the US is no better equipped than their allies. The American and United nations troops are fighting for their lives against the most brutal weather conditions imaginable, and an enemy that outnumbers them more than six to one. This struggle, and how the Americans respond, form the core of this novel. The Frozen Hours tells the story of "Frozen Chosin" from multiple points of view: Oliver P. Smith, the commanding general of the American 1st Marine Division, who famously redefined defeat as "advancing in a different direction"; Marine Private Pete Riley, a World War II veteran who now faces the greatest fight of his life; and the Chinese commander Sung Shi-Lun, charged with destroying the Americans he has so completely surrounded, ever aware that above him, Chairman Mao Tse-Tung watches his every move"--

Now that's what I call music! 62 [sound recording].

New Music - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:54
by MGK, 1990-
Publisher Universal Music Group, [2017] Distributed by Sony Music Entertainment, [2017] ℗2017
1 audio disc : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD POP NOW 62

Cheer up love : adventures in depression with the crab of hate.

New Nonfiction - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:54
by Calman, Susan,
Publisher Two Roads 2017. ©2016
262 pages ; 20 cm.
Call Number 616.8527 CAL
Summary "Susan Calman is a well-known comedian and writer who has appeared on countless radio and television programmes, and this is her very personal memoir of how, after many years and with a lot of help and talking, she has embraced her dark side and realised that she can be the most joyous sad person you'll ever meet. Cheer Up Love is funny, poignant and (hopefully) informative. It's always good to talk."--

The global novel : writing the world in the 21st century

New Nonfiction - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:54
by Kirsch, Adam, 1976-
Publisher Columbia Global Reports, [2016] ©2016
105 pages : map ; 19 cm
Call Number 809 KIR

The Pivot : the future of American statecraft in Asia

New Nonfiction - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:54
by Campbell, Kurt M., 1957-
Publisher Twelve, 2016. ©2016
First edition.
xxiii, 399 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Call Number 327.73051 CAM
Summary "There is a quiet drama playing out in American foreign policy far from the dark contours of upheaval in the Middle East and South Asia and the hovering drone attacks of the war on terror. The United States is in the midst of a substantial and long-term national project, which is proceeding in fits and starts, to reorient its foreign policy to the East. The central tenet of this policy shift-- aka The Pivot--is that the United States will need to do more with and in the Asia-Pacific hemisphere to help revitalize its own economy, to realize the full potential of the region's dramatic innovation, and to keep the peace in the world's most dynamic region where the lions' share of the history of the twenty-first century will be written. This book is about a necessary course correction for American diplomacy, commercial engagement, and military innovation during a time of unrelenting and largely unrewarding conflict. While the United States has intensified its focus on the Asia-Pacific arena relative to previous administrations, much more remains to be done. THE PIVOT is about that future. It explores how the United States should construct a strategy that will position it to maneuver across the East and offers a clarion call for cunning, dexterity, and ingenuity in the period ahead for American statecraft in the Asia-Pacific region."--Amazon.com.

Un-American : the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II

New Nonfiction - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:54
by Cahan, Richard,
Publisher CityFiles Press, 2016. ©2016
First edition.
240 pages : illustrations, map ; 28 cm
Call Number 940.5317 CAH
Summary In 1942 more than 109,000 Japanese Americans, including 70,000 U.S. citizens, were picked up and sent to incarceration centers, most for the duration of the war. It was the shame of America-- and it was documented on film. Cahan and Williams provide a visual history which includes interviews with many of the people reflecting on their experiences.