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The songs we know best : John Ashbery's early life

New Biographies - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 15:39
by Roffman, Karin,
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
First edition.
xv, 316 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number BIOG ASHBERY, J.
Summary "A biography focusing on the poet John Ashbery's early life"--

Unstoppable : my life so far

New Biographies - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 15:39
by Sharapova, Maria, 1987-
Publisher Sarah Crichton Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2017] ©2017
292 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

We are all shipwrecks : a memoir

New Biographies - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 15:39
by Carlisle, Kelly Grey,
Publisher Sourcebooks, [2017]
xi, 304 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number XX(1631231.5)
Summary The author discusses her unusual upbringing living on a boat in the LA harbor with her grandparents who owned and operated adult video stores.

Gangster nation : a novel

New Mystery Fiction - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 15:39
by Goldberg, Tod,
Publisher Counterpoint Press, [2017]
pages ; cm
Call Number M 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.

Beach, breeze, bloodshed

New Mystery Fiction - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 15:39
by Keyse-Walker, John,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
294 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number M KEY
Summary " Sun, Sand, Murder by John Keyse-Walker is a winner. It is written with the coral clarity of a Caribbean atoll, and evokes an edgy rhythm that suits the protagonist, Teddy Creque, and his wholly authentic domain, the Virgin Islands."--Randy Wayne White After barely surviving the first criminal investigation in living memory on the sun-drenched British Virgin island of Anegada, Constable Teddy Creque has spent the past six months trying to weather the aftermath, and move on with his life. Now, with a promotion and a medal of honor, he's newly committed to the job. So when a young woman dies in a shark attack off the coast of a neighboring island, Virgin Gorda, Teddy is happy to help when Deputy Commissioner Howard Lane orders him to capture the man-eater. But when Teddy arrives on Virgin Gorda, he begins to suspect there was human foul play involved, too. After all, the sharks around the idyllic island aren't known for attacking humans, and there are some oddities at the scene. Unfortunately, while Teddy is convinced that the woman's death wasn't accidental, not everyone on the island takes kindly to his meddling, and he's forced to be creative in his pursuit of justice. In unfamiliar territory, and with his sole witness a silent child who communicates in unorthodox ways, Teddy must earn the trust of the reserved residents of the touristy island, tangle with a loquacious parrot, and follow the clues which might lead him directly into the path of a killer. John Keyse-Walker, the winner of the 2015 Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award, has written another taut, witty mystery that will keep readers mesmerized from the opening page to the stunning conclusion.

Pure McCartney [sound recording].

New Music - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 09:39
by McCartney, Paul,
Publisher Hear Music, [2016]
2 audio discs : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD POP MCC

Remember us to life [sound recording]

New Music - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 03:38
by Spektor, Regina,
Publisher Sire, [2016]
1 audio disc (47 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD POP SPE

Walk away

New Mystery Fiction - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 00:38
by Hawken, Sam,
Publisher Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
323 pages ; 25 cm.
Call Number M HAW
Summary Camaro Espinoza, a former combat medic with a mysterious past, struggles to rescue her sister and niece from an abusive boyfriend who is being assisted by his brother, an unhinged ex-Special Forces operative.

Behind her eyes : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 00:38
by Pinborough, Sarah, 1972-
Publisher Flatiron Books, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
306 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F PIN
Summary "Only two can keep a secret if one of them is dead. David and Adele seem like the ideal pair. He's a successful psychiatrist, she is his picture-perfect wife who adores him. But why is he so controlling? And why is she keeping things hidden? As Louise, David's new secretary, is drawn into their orbit, she uncovers more puzzling questions than answers. The only thing that is crystal clear is that something in this marriage is very, very wrong. But Louise can't guess how wrong--and how far a person might go to protect their marriage's secrets"--

The nightingale [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 21:37
by Li, Baotian, 1946-
Publisher Kino Lorber, [2016]
1 videodisc (100 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Two individuals explore the edge of traditional China. They also learn new values and the importance of family and tradition.

Run boy run. [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 21:37
by Danquart, Pepe,
Publisher Menemsha Films, [2016]
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary A superlative saga of courage and compassion, it tells the extraordinary true story of a Polish boy who seeks the kindness of others in his solitary struggle to outlast the Nazi occupation and keep alive his Jewish faith.

Amazon Web Services in action

New Nonfiction - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 21:36
by Wittig, Michael, 1987-
Publisher Manning, [2016]
xxv, 397 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number 004.6782 AMA

Ghostbusters [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 09:35
by Feig, Paul,
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (approximately 117 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number COMEDY GHO
Summary Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.

Maya Angelou [DVD videorecording] : And Still I Rise

New Feature Film DVDs - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 09:35
by Hercules, Bob,
Publisher Kino Lorber, Inc., [2016]. ©2016
1 videodisc (approximately 114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DVD 818.54 MAY
Summary "Poet, storyteller, actress, dancer, and passionate activist Maya Angelou gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had before. Hers was a prolific life in which she inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. This unprecedented film celebrates Dr. Angelou by weaving her words with rare and intimate archival photographs and videos that show her impact on the world. From her upbringing in the Depression-era South to her work with Malcolm X in Ghana to her inaugural speech for President Bill Clinton, the film takes us on an incredible journey through the life of a true American icon"--From container.

The infiltrator [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 09:35
by Furman, Brad,
Publisher Broad Green Pictures, [2016]
1 videodisc (127 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA INF
Summary A U.S. Customs official uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

The legend of Tarzan [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 09:35
by Weintraub, Jerry,
Publisher Warner Home Video, [2016]
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number ACTION LEG
Summary It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Captain Leon Rom. But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.

Edited out : a mysterious detective mystery

New Mystery Fiction - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:35
by Copperman, E. J., 1957-
Publisher Crooked Lane, 2017.
First edition.
326 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number M COP
Summary Mystery author Rachel Goldman is getting used to the idea that her fictional creation Duffy Madison has somehow taken flesh-and-blood form and is investigating missing person cases not far from where Rachel lives. Wait. No. She's not getting used to it at all, and the presence of this real-life Duffy is making her current manuscript--what's the word?--lousy. So she doesn't want to see Duffy--the living one--at all. To make matters worse, when he shows up at her door and insists on talking to her, it's about the one thing she doesn't want to do: Find a missing person. But the man Duffy seeks this time around might be able to solve Rachel's problem. He might just be the man Duffy was before he became Duffy five years ago. The only problem is she could be letting Duffy lead her into danger yet again... Entertaining and witty, the second in E.J. Copperman's Mysterious Detective Mystery series Edited Out will delight his fans, both new and old.

A wee dose of death

New Mystery Fiction - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:35
by Stewart, Fran, 1947-
Publisher Berkley Prime Crime, 2016.
Berkley Prime Crime mass-market edition.
xi, 292 pages ; 18 cm.
Call Number M STE
Summary "While business is booming at the ScotShop in Hamelin, Vermont, proprietor Peggy Winn doesn't have time to toast her good fortune thanks to her hot-tempered, fourteenth-century Scottish companion. Being thrust into the modern world hasn't been easy for Dirk, but Peggy is at her wit's end trying to keep the ghostie galoot in line. But when the local police chief finds the body of Peggy's friend Karaline's college professor in a deserted mountain cabin, everyone is thrown for a loop... Now Peggy and Dirk must set aside their differences to put the cold-blooded killer under loch and key"--

Behind the moon : a fever dream

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:35
by Bell, Madison Smartt,
Publisher City Lights Publishers, [2017]
286 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number F BEL
Summary "Julie takes a dangerous fall down the shaft of an underground cave, which opens into a gallery filled with remarkable ancient paintings. Lying unconscious in a hospital bed, Julie travels in a seductive parallel universe populated by a prehistoric human sensibility, while Marissa, who gave Julie up for adoption 15 years earlier, attempts to draw her back to consciousness"--

The homestead

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:35
by Byler, Linda,
Publisher Good Books, [2017]
349 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number F BYL
Summary Fifteen-year-old Hannah and her family move from Lancaster, Pennsylvania to North Dakota, where they face harsh realities far from any Amish communities, forcing her to work on a cattle ranch, where she meets a charismatic English boy named Clay Jenkins.