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Doctor Who. Pyramids of Mars

Foreign Films - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 21:58
by Russell, Paddy,
Publisher BBC Video ; Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video, [2004]
1 videodisc (approximately 97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary In one of the most popular episodes, an archaeological dig revives Sutekh, an ancient Egyptian god of destruction.

Red [DVD videorecording] = Trois couleurs. Rouge = Three colors. Red

Foreign Films - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 21:58
by Jacob, Irène.
Publisher Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2003].
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary A seductive story of forbidden love and the unknowable mystery of coincidence as a young model meets an unusual stranger.

Rhapsody in August [DVD videorecording] = Hachigatsu no kyōshikyoku

Foreign Films - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 21:58
by Kurosawa, Akira, 1910-1998.
Publisher MGM Home Entertainment, 2003.
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary A visit from her grandchildren and the discovery of a half-American relative cause an elderly woman to relive her memories of the atomic bomb that fell on Nagasaki.

A song for Martin [DVD videorecording] = En säng för Martin

Foreign Films - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 21:58
by Kolvig, Lars.
Publisher First Look Home Entertainment, [2003], c2001.
1 videodisc (113 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary In midlife, two soul mates finally meet, and their passion is fueled by their duel love of music. Martin is a famous composer-conductor and Barbara is a gifted violinist. Abandoning their lackluster lives they plunge into a new and exciting world. When their blissful existence is threatened, Barbara is courageously determined to prove that love conquers all.

Agatha Christie's Poirot. The movie collection set 1

Foreign Films - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 21:58
by Suchet, David.
Publisher Distributed by Acorn Media, ©2003.
3 videodiscs (309 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Visual Materials
Summary "The incomparable, the brilliant, the impeccable Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie's diminutive Belgian sleuth, takes on three baffling cases in these special movie-length episodes of the popular TV series seen on PBS and A&E. Starring David Suchet, these stories offer more of the elegant, smart and richly entertaining viewing the series' millions of fans adore.' -- Back of container.

Yes, Minister [DVD videorecording] : the complete collection

Foreign Films - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 21:58
by Allen, Stuart.
Publisher Warner Home Video, c2003.
[Full screen]
4 videodiscs (10 hr., 13 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary The well-meaning Jim Hacker, a newly appointed Cabinet Minister, battles career civil servant Sir Humphrey Appleby.

Brasil [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 21:58
by Heltai, Annemarie.
Publisher Fahrt Imagens Digitais Ltda ; Gaia Films 2003.
[Widescreen version].
1 videodisc (47 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Video travelogue shows the attractions of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Iguaçu Falls with its hydroelectric plant and national park.

Pornografia [DVD videorecording] = Pornography

Foreign Films - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 21:58
by Kolski, Jan Jakub.
Publisher Heritage Films : Distributed by MGE, c2003.
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (152 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Adaptation of Witold Gombrowicz novel, set in 1943 in occupied Poland. Two older men visiting a country estate become obsessed with the lives of their host's adolescent daughter and the son of the local bailiff. As they try to ignite a love affair between the two young people their personalities become submerged and they eventually become the victims of their own manipulations.


New YA Books - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 03:57
by Lu, Marie, 1984-
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
353 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F LU
Summary "When teenage coder Emika Chen hacks her way into the opening tournament of the Warcross Championships, she glitches herself into the game as well as a sinister plot with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire"--

Certain women [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 03:57
by Reichardt, Kelly,
Publisher The Criterion Collection, [2017]
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number XX(1607631.4)
Summary A stirring look at three women striving to forge their own paths amidst the wide-open plains of the American Northwest: a lawyer who finds herself contending with both office sexism and a hostage situation; a wife and mother whose determination to build her dream home puts her at odds with the men in her life; and a young law student who forms an ambiguous bond with a lonely ranch hand. A portrait emerges of flawed, but strong-willed individuals in the process of defining themselves.

Beyond the high blue air : a memoir

New Nonfiction - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 03:56
by Spinney, Lu,
Publisher Catapult, [2016] ©2016
258 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Call Number 616.849 SPI
Summary Lu Spinney's memoir Beyond the High Blue Air is at once a portrait of the fearlessness of familial love and the profound dilemma posed by modern medicine. When Spinney's twenty-nine-year-old son, Miles, flies up on his snowboard, and lands hard on the ice and falls into a coma. Thus begins the erratic loss - Miles first in a coma and then trapped in a fluctuating state of minimal consciousness - that unravels over the next five years. Spinney, her husband, and three other children put their lives on hold to tend to Miles at various hospitals and finally in a care home. They hold out hope that he will be returned to them. With blunt precision, Spinney chronicles her family's intimate experience.

God's wolf : the life of the most notorious of all crusaders, scourge of Saladin

New Nonfiction - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 03:56
by Lee, Jeffrey, 1966-
Publisher W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.
First American edition.
332 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm
Call Number 956.014 LEE
Summary In a 2010 terrorist plot, Al-Qaeda hid a bomb in a FedEx shipment addressed to Reynald de Chatillon, a knight who had died centuries ago in the crusades. A reviled figure in Islamic history, often portrayed as the very epitome of brutality, Reynald remains as controversial--and as vividly present in the minds of many in the Middle East--as the story of the crusades themselves. An epic saga set in the midst of a violent clash of civilizations, God's Wolf tells the story of Reynald's staggering rise from lowly soldier to prince of Antioch, one of the crusader kingdoms in the Near East. Jeffrey Lee argues that, despite his brutality, Reynald was a strong military leader and an effective statesman who defended his kingdom against attacks from Byzantines, Armenians, and Muslims. A tale of faith, fanaticism, and brutality, God's Wolf is the fascinating story of an exceptional crusader and a provocative reinterpretation of the crusader era--

Gangster nation : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 03:56
by Goldberg, Tod,
Publisher Counterpoint Press, [2017]
pages ; cm
Call Number F GOL
Summary " Gangster Nation is a razor. It will slice you open and reveal your insides. And like the best of Tod Goldberg's work, it'll show you everything you are at your core." --Brad Meltzer, New York Times bestselling author of The President's Shadow It's been two years since the events of Gangsterland , when legendary Chicago hitman Sal Cupertine disappeared into the guise of Vegas Rabbi David Cohen. It's September of 2001 and for David, everything is coming up gold: Temple membership is on the rise, the new private school is raking it in, and the mortuary and cemetery--where Cohen has been laundering bodies for the mob--is minting cash. But Sal wants out. He's got money stashed in safe-deposit boxes all over the city. He's looking at places to escape to, Mexico or maybe Argentina. He only needs to make it through the High Holidays, and he'll have enough money to slip away, grab his wife and kid, and start fresh. Across the country, former FBI agent Matthew Drew is now running security for an Indian Casino outside of Milwaukee, spending his off-time stalking members of The Family, looking for vengeance for the murder of his former partner. So when Sal's cousin stumbles into the casino one night, Matthew takes the law into his own hands--again--touching off a series of events that will have Rabbi Cohen running for his life, trapped in Las Vegas, with the law, society, and the post-9/11 world closing in around him. Gangster Nation is a thrilling follow-up to Gangsterland , an unexpected, page-turning examination of the seedy foundations of American life. With the wit and gritty glamor that defines his writing, Goldberg traces how the things we most value in our lives--home, health, even our spiritual lives--have been built on the enterprises of criminals.

All she left behind

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 03:56
by Kirkpatrick, Jane, 1946-
Publisher Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
343 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F KIR
Summary Well-versed in the natural healing properties of herbs and oils, Jennie Pickett longs to become a doctor. But the Oregon frontier of the 1870s doesn't approve of such innovations as women attending medical school. To support herself and her young son, Jennie cares for an elderly woman. When her patient dies, Jennie discovers that her heart has become entangled with the woman's widowed husband, a man many years her senior. Their unlikely romance will lead her to discover where healing truly lives.

Lightning men : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 03:56
by Mullen, Thomas,
Publisher 37 INK/Atria Books, 2017. ©2017
First 37 Ink/Atria book hardcover edition.
374 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F MUL
Summary "Officer Denny Rakestraw and "Negro Officers" Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith have their hands full in a rapidly changing Atlanta. It's 1950 and racial tensions are simmering as black families, including Smith's sister, begin moving into formerly all-white neighborhoods. When Rake's brother-in-law launches a scheme to rally the Ku Klux Klan to "save" their neighborhood, his efforts spiral out of control, forcing Rake to choose between loyalty to family or the law. Across town, Boggs and Smith try to shut down the supply of white lightning and drugs into their territory, finding themselves up against more powerful foes than they'd expected. Battling corrupt cops and ex-cons, Nazi brown shirts and rogue Klansmen, the officers are drawn closer to the fires that threaten to consume the city once again"--

The boat runner : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 03:56
by Murphy, Devin,
Publisher HarperPerennial, [2017]. ©2017
First edition.
370, 13 pages ; 20 cm.
Call Number F MUR
Summary In the tradition of All The Light We Cannot See and The Nightingale, comes an incandescent debut novel about a young Dutch man who comes of age during the perilousness of World War II. Beginning in the summer of 1939, fourteen-year-old Jacob Koopman and his older brother, Edwin, enjoy lives of prosperity and quiet contentment. Many of the residents in their small Dutch town have some connection to the Koopman lightbulb factory, and the locals hold the family in high esteem. On days when they aren't playing with friends, Jacob and Edwin help their Uncle Martin on his fishing boat in the North Sea, where German ships have become a common sight. But conflict still seems unthinkable, even as the boys' father naively sends his sons to a Hitler Youth Camp in an effort to secure German business for the factory. When war breaks out, Jacob's world is thrown into chaos. The Boat Runner follows Jacob over the course of four years, through the forests of France, the stormy beaches of England, and deep within the secret missions of the German Navy, where he is confronted with the moral dilemma that will change his life-and his life's mission-forever. Epic in scope and featuring a thrilling narrative with precise, elegant language, The Boat Runner tells the little-known story of the young Dutch boys who were thrown into the Nazi campaign, as well as the brave boatmen who risked everything to give Jewish refugees safe passage to land abroad. Through one boy's harrowing tale of personal redemption, here is a novel about the power of people's stories and voices to shine light through our darkest days, until only love prevails.


New Adult Fiction - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 03:56
by Patterson, James, 1947-
Publisher Little Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
317, 14, 16 pages ; 25 cm.
Call Number 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.

The bloody black flag : a Spider John mystery

New Mystery Fiction - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 03:56
by Goble, Steve, 1961-
Publisher Seventh Street Books, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2017.
237 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number M GOB
Summary "1722--aboard a pirate ship off the American Colonial Coast. Spider John Rush never wanted to be a pirate, but it had happened and he'd learned to survive in the world of cut and thrust, fight or die. He and his friend Ezra knew that death could come at any moment, from grapeshot or storm winds or the end of a noose. But when Ezra is murdered in cold blood by a shipmate, Spider vows revenge. On a ship where every man is a killer many times over, how can Spider find the man who killed his friend? There is no law here, so if justice is to be done, he must do it. He will have to solve the crime and exact revenge himself. One wrong step will lead to certain death, but Spider is determined to look into the dying eyes of the man who killed his friend, even if it means his own death"-- "Agatha Christie meets Patrick O'Brian in the first book in a new series of swashbuckling historical mysteries featuring Spider John Rush, a most reluctant pirate"--

The unquiet grave : a novel

New Mystery Fiction - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 03:56
by McCrumb, Sharyn, 1948-
Publisher Atria Books, 2017.
First Atria books hardcover edition.
358 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number M MCC
Summary "From New York Times bestselling author Sharyn McCrumb comes a finely wrought novel set in nineteenth-century West Virginia, based on the true story of one of the strangest murder trials in American history--the case of the Greenbrier Ghost. Lakin, West Virginia, 1930. Following a suicide attempt and consigned to a segregated insane asylum, attorney James P.D. Gardner finds himself under the care of Dr. James Boozer. Fresh out of medical school, Dr. Boozer is eager to try the new talking cure for insanity, and encourages his elderly patient to reminisce about his experiences as the first black attorney to practice law in nineteenth-century West Virginia. Gardner's most memorable case was the one in which he helped to defend a white man on trial for the murder of his young bride--a case that the prosecution based on the testimony of a ghost. Greenbrier, West Virginia, 1897. Beautiful, willful Zona Heaster has always lived in the mountains of West Virginia. Despite her mother's misgivings, Zona marries Erasmus Trout Shue, the handsome blacksmith who has recently come to Greenbrier County. After weeks of silence from the newlyweds, riders come to the Heasters' place to tell them that Zona has died from a fall, attributed to a recent illness. Mary Jane is determined to get justice for her daughter. A month after the funeral, she informs the county prosecutor that Zona's ghost appeared to her, saying that she had been murdered. An autopsy, ordered by the reluctant prosecutor, confirms her claim. The Greenbrier Ghost is renowned in American folklore, but Sharyn McCrumb is the first author to look beneath the legend to unearth the facts. Using a century of genealogical material and other historical documents, McCrumb reveals new information about the story and brings to life the personalities in the trial: the prosecutor, a former Confederate cavalryman; the defense attorney, a pro-Union bridgeburner, who nevertheless had owned slaves; and the mother of the murdered woman, who doggedly sticks to her ghost story--all seen through the eyes of a young black lawyer on the cusp of a new century, with his own tragedies yet to come. With its unique blend of masterful research and mesmerizing folklore, illuminating the story's fascinating and complex characters, The Unquiet Grave confirms Sharyn McCrumb's place among the finest Southern writers at work today"--

House. tree. person : a novel

New Mystery Fiction - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 03:56
by McPherson, Catriona, 1965-
Publisher Woodbury, Minnesota, [2017]
First edition.
335 pages 22 cm
Call Number M MCP