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Goodnight from London : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 09:29
by Robson, Jennifer, 1970-
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
365, 25 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F ROB
Summary In the summer of 1940, ambitious young American journalist Ruby Sutton gets her big break: the chance to report on the European war as a staff writer for Picture Weekly newsmagazine in London. She jumps at the chance, for it's an opportunity not only to prove herself, but also to start fresh in a city and country that know nothing of her humble origins. But life in besieged Britain tests Ruby in ways she never imagined.Although most of Ruby's new colleagues welcome her, a few resent her presence, not only as an American but also as a woman. She is just beginning to find her feet, to feel at home in a country that is so familiar yet so foreign, when the bombs begin to fall. As the nightly horror of the Blitz stretches unbroken into weeks and months, Ruby must set aside her determination to remain an objective observer. When she loses everything but her life, and must depend upon the kindness of strangers, she learns for the first time the depth and measure of true friendship and what it is to love a man who is burdened by secrets that aren't his to share.

The frozen hours : a novel of the Korean War

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 09:29
by Shaara, Jeff, 1952-
Publisher Ballantine Books, [2017]
First edition.
xxvii, 525 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number 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"--

Birds in the trap sing McKnight [sound recording]

New Music - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 06:29
by Scott, Travis,
Publisher Epic ; Grand Hustle, [2016] ℗2016 ©2016
[Explicit version]
1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD POP SCO

Landscape with invisible hand

New YA Books - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 03:30
by Anderson, M. T.,
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2017.
First edition.
149 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number YA F AND
Summary When jobs typically done by humans are replaced with alien technology, Adam's parents have no money for food, clean water, or medicine, forcing Adam and his girlfriend Chloe to get creative.

The view from the cheap seats [CD sound recording] : selected nonfiction

New Books on CD - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 03:29
by Gaiman, Neil,
Publisher Harper Audio, [2016].
Unabridged.
13 audio discs (approximately 15 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 823.914 GAI
Summary "An enthralling collection of nonfiction essays on a myriad of topics--from art and artists to dreams, myths, and memories--observed in #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman's probing, amusing, and distinctive style. An inquisitive observer, thoughtful commentator, and assiduous craftsman, Neil Gaiman has long been celebrated for the sharp intellect and startling imagination that informs his bestselling fiction. Now, The View from the Cheap Seats brings together for the first time ever more than sixty pieces of his outstanding nonfiction. Analytical yet playful, erudite yet accessible, this cornucopia explores a broad range of interests and topics, including (but not limited to): authors past and present; music; storytelling; comics; bookshops; travel; fairy tales; America; inspiration; libraries; ghosts; and the title piece, at turns touching and self-deprecating, which recounts the author's experiences at the 2010 Academy Awards in Hollywood. Insightful, incisive, witty, and wise, The View from the Cheap Seats explores the issues and subjects that matter most to Neil Gaiman--offering a glimpse into the head and heart of one of the most acclaimed, beloved, and influential artists of our time"--

Mobile Game Development with Unity

New Nonfiction - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 03:29
by Manning
Publisher O'Reilly Media 20161025
Books
Call Number XX(1582584.1)

Robert B. Parker's The hangman's sonnet : a Jesse Stone novel

New Mystery Fiction - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 03:29
by Coleman, Reed Farrel, 1956-
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017] ©2017
353 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number M PAR
Summary Jesse Stone, still reeling from the murder of his fiancee by crazed assassin Mr. Peepers, must keep his emotions in check long enough to get through the wedding day of his loyal proťǧ, Suitcase Simpson. The morning of the wedding, Jesse learns that a gala 75th birthday party is to be held for folk singer Terry Jester. Jester, once the equal of Bob Dylan, has spent the last forty years in seclusion after the mysterious disappearance of the master recording tape of his magnum opus, The Hangman's Sonnet. That same morning, an elderly Paradise woman dies while her house is being ransacked. What are the thieves looking for? And what's the connection to Terry Jester and the mysterious missing tape? Jesse's investigation is hampered by hostile politicians and a growing trail of blood and bodies, forcing him to solicit the help of mobster Vinnie Morris and a certain Boston area PI named Spenser. While the town fathers pressure him to avoid a PR nightmare, Jesse must connect the cases before the bodies pile up further"--

Landscape with invisible hand

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 03:29
by Anderson, M. T.,
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2017.
First edition.
149 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number YA F AND
Summary When jobs typically done by humans are replaced with alien technology, Adam's parents have no money for food, clean water, or medicine, forcing Adam and his girlfriend Chloe to get creative.

The Romanov ransom : a Sam and Remi Fargo adventure

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 03:29
by Cussler, Clive,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
387 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F CUS
Summary "In 1918, a ransom of enormous size was paid to free the Romanovs from the Bolsheviks, but, as history knows, the Romanovs died anyway. And the ransom? During World War II, the Nazis stole it from the Russians, and after that--it vanished. Until now. When a modern-day kidnapping captures the attention of husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo, the couple soon learn that these long-lost riches may be back in play, held in trust by the descendants of a Nazi guerrilla faction called the Werewolves. It is their mission to establish the Fourth Reich, and their time is coming soon. As the Fargos follow the trail across Europe, Northern Africa, and South America, they know only one thing. This quest is greater than anything they have ever done--it is their chance to make someone answer for unspeakable crimes, and to prevent them from happening again"--

A column of fire

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 03:29
by Follett, Ken,
Publisher Viking, [2017] ©2017
916 pages : map ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F FOL
Summary "In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, royalty and commoners clash, testing friendship, loyalty, and love. Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious conflict dividing the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England. The shrewd, determined young monarch sets up the country's first secret service to give her early warning of assassination plots, rebellions, and invasion plans. Over a turbulent half century, the love between Ned and Margery seems doomed as extremism sparks violence from Edinburgh to Geneva. Elizabeth clings to her throne and her principles, protected by a small, dedicated group of resourceful spies and courageous secret agents"--

Love and other consolation prizes : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 03:29
by Ford, Jamie,
Publisher Ballantine Books, [2017]
First edition.
307 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F FOR
Summary "Inspired by a true story, this is the unforgettable story of a young boy named Ernest, set during the 1909 Seattle world's fair called the Alaska Yukon Pacific Expo. It is a time when the magical wonders of technology on display at the expo future seems limitless. But for Ernest, a half-Chinese orphan who found his way to America through a last desperate act of his beloved mother, every door is closed. A charity student at a boarding school, he has never really had a place to call home. Then one day, his wealthy sponsor announces that if a home is what he wants, then that is what he will have: Ernest will be offered as a prize in the daily raffle at the fair, advertised as "Healthy boy to a good home for the winning ticket holder." The woman who "wins" him is the madam of a notorious brothel who was famous for educating her girls. He becomes a houseboy in her brothel and is befriended by the daughter of the madam, as well as a Japanese girl who works in the kitchen. The friendship and love between these three form the first real family Ernest has ever known"--

When they come for you

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 03:29
by Hall, James W. (James Wilson), 1947-
Publisher Thomas & Mercer, [2017]
274 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F HAL

The resurrection of Joan Ashby : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 03:29
by Wolas, Cherise,
Publisher Flatiron Books, 2017.
First edition.
534 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F WOL
Summary ""A stunning debut...Reminds me of my most favorite authors: J.D. Salinger, Carson McCullers, Truman Capote, Joan Didion." --A.M. Homes I viewed the consumptive nature of love as a threat to serious women. But the wonderful man I just married believes as I do--work is paramount, absolutely no children--and now love seems to me quite marvelous. These words are spoken to a rapturous audience by Joan Ashby, a brilliant and intense literary sensation acclaimed for her explosively dark and singular stories. When Joan finds herself unexpectedly pregnant, she is stunned by Martin's delight, his instant betrayal of their pact. She makes a fateful, selfless decision then, to embrace her unintentional family. Challenged by raising two precocious sons, it is decades before she finally completes her masterpiece novel. Poised to reclaim the spotlight, to resume the intended life she gave up for love, a betrayal of Shakespearean proportion forces her to question every choice she has made. Epic, propulsive, incredibly ambitious, and dazzlingly written, The Resurrection of Joan Ashby is a story about sacrifice and motherhood, the burdens of expectation and genius. Cherise Wolas's gorgeous debut introduces an indelible heroine candid about her struggles and unapologetic in her ambition"-- Writer Joan Ashby is acclaimed for her explosively dark and singular stories. When Joan finds herself unexpectedly pregnant, she is stunned by Martin's delight, his instant betrayal of their pact that work is paramount, and they did not need children. She makes a fateful, selfless decision to embrace her unintentional family, but challenged by raising two precocious sons it is decades before she finally completes her masterpiece novel. Finally poised to resume the life she gave up for love, a betrayal forces her to question every choice she has made.

Sour heart : stories

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 03:29
by Zhang, Jenny,
Publisher Lenny, [2017]
First edition.
301 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F ZHA
Summary "A debut collection of stories that plunge readers into the tender and chaotic hearts of adolescent girls growing up in New York City, from celebrated poet and National Magazine Award nominee Jenny Zhang"-- "Centered on a community of immigrants who have traded their endangered lives as artists in China and Taiwan for the constant struggle of life at the poverty line in 1990s New York City, Zhang's exhilarating collection examines the many ways that family and history can weigh us down and also lift us up. From the young woman coming to terms with her grandmother's role in the Cultural Revolution to the daughter struggling to understand where her family ends and she begins, to the girl discovering the power of her body to inspire and destroy, these seven vibrant stories illuminate the complex and messy inner lives of girls struggling to define themselves. Fueled by Zhang's singular voice and sly humor, this collection introduces Zhang as a bright and devastating force in literary fiction"--

Jack Reacher. Never go back [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 21:28
by Zwick, Edward,
Publisher Paramount Home Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number ACTION JAC
Summary Based on Lee Child's bestselling novel Never Go Back, the film finds the itinerant problem-solver accused of murder, and learning that he may have a child he has never met.

Masterminds [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 21:28
by Hess, Jared, 1979-
Publisher 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number COMEDY MAS
Summary Inspired by a ridiculous true story, this action comedy is about David Ghantt , an uncomplicated man stuck in a monotonous life who discovers the true meaning of adventure far beyond his wildest dreams. Day in and day out he drives an armored vehicle, transporting millions of other people's money with no escape in sight. The only glimmer of excitement is his flirtatious work crush Kelly Campbell who soon lures him into the scheme of a lifetime.

Pentatonix Vol. IV, Classics [sound recording]

New Music - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 15:28
by Pentatonix (Vocal group),
Publisher RCA Records, [2017] ℗2017 ©2017
1 audio disc : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD POP PEN

Robert B. Parker's Little white lies [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 15:28
by Atkins, Ace,
Publisher Books on Tape ; Random House Audio, [2017] ©2017
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (approximately 7 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD M PAR
Summary Connie Kelly thought she'd found her perfect man on an online dating site. He was silver-haired and handsome, with a mysterious background working for the C.I.A. She fell so hard for M. Brooks Welles that she wrote him a check for almost three hundred thousand dollars, hoping for a big return on her investment. But within weeks, both Welles and her money are gone. Her therapist, Dr. Susan Silverman, hands her Spenser's card. A self-proclaimed military hotshot, Welles had been a frequent guest on national news shows speaking with authority about politics and world events. But when he disappears, he leaves not only a jilted lover but a growing list of angry investors, duped cops, and a team of paramilitary contractors looking for revenge. Enter Spenser, who quickly discovers that everything about Welles is phony. His name, his résumé, and his client list are nothing but an elaborate fraud. But uncovering the truth won't be easy, as he'll have to keep the mystery man alive long enough to get back his client's money. As the trail winds from Boston to the back roads of Georgia, Spenser will need help from trusted allies Hawk and Teddy Sapp to make sure Welles's next con is his last.

Ernest Hemingway : a biography

New Biographies - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 15:28
by Dearborn, Mary V,
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
First edition.
738 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number B HEMINGWAY
Summary A full biography of Ernest Hemingway draws on a wide range of previously untapped material and offers particular insight into the private demons that both inspired and tormented him.

JFK : a vision for America in words and pictures

New Biographies - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 15:28
by Smith, Stephen Kennedy,
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017] ©2017
First Edition.
493 pages : illustrtions (some color) ; 28 cm
Books
Call Number 973.922 JFK

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