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Enemy of the state : a Mitch Rapp novel

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 00:26
by Mills, Kyle, 1966-
Publisher Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 2017.
First Emily Bestler books/Atria Books hardcover edition.
388 pages ; 25 cm.
Call Number F FLY

George and Lizzie : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 00:26
by Pearl, Nancy,
Publisher Touchstone, 2017.
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
278 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F PEA
Summary "From "America's librarian" and NPR books commentator Nancy Pearl comes an emotionally riveting debut novel about an unlikely marriage at a crossroads. George and Lizzie have radically different understandings of what love and marriage should be. George grew up in a warm and loving family--his father an orthodontist, his mother a stay-at-home mom--while Lizzie grew up as the only child of two famous psychologists, who viewed her more as an in-house experiment than a child to love. Over the course of their marriage, nothing has changed--George is happy; Lizzie remains ... unfulfilled. When a shameful secret from Lizzie's past resurfaces, she'll need to face her fears in order to accept the true nature of the relationship she and George have built over a decade together. With pitch-perfect prose and compassion and humor to spare, George and Lizzie is an intimate story of new and past loves, the scars of childhood, and an imperfect marriage at its defining moments"--

Secrets in death

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 00:26
by Robb, J. D., 1950-
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2017.
First edition.
370 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number 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..."--

The golden house : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 00:26
by Rushdie, Salman,
Publisher Random House, [2017]
First edition.
380 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F RUS
Summary "When the aristocratic Golden family moves into a self contained pocket of New York City, a park in Greenwich Village called "The Gardens," their past is an absolute mystery. They seem to be hiding in plain sight: Nero Golden, the powerful but shady patriarch, and his sons Petya, a high functioning autistic and recluse; Apu, the successful artist who may or may not be profound; and D, the enchanting youngest son whose gender confusion mirrors the confusion - and possibilities - of the world around him. And finally there is Vasilisa, the Russian beauty who seduces the patriarch to shape their American stories. Our fearless narrator is an aspiring filmmaker who decides the Golden family will be his subject. He gains the trust of this strange family, even as their secrets gradually unfold - love affairs and betrayals, questions of belonging and identity, a murder, an apocalyptic terror attack, a magical, stolen baby, all set against a whirling background in which an insane Presidential Candidate known as only The Joker grows stronger and stronger, and America itself grows mad. And yet The Golden House is a hopeful story, even an inspiring one - a story about the hope that surrounds, and is made brighter by, even the darkest of situations. Overflowing with inventiveness, humor, and a touch of magic, this is a full-throated celebration of human nature, a great American novel, a tale of exile wrapped in a murder mystery, a meditation on the nature of good and evil, a thrilling page turner, and a coming of age story for the ages"--

Séance Infernale : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 00:26
by Skariton, Jonathan,
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
First edition.
296 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Call Number F SKA
Summary "An extraordinary debut novel--dark, fast-paced, thrilling--set in contemporary and nineteenth-century Europe, the United States, and Scotland, involving the true inventor of moving pictures; his lost film, Séance Infernale, made in Edinburgh in 1888; and a shocking series of crimes terrorizing the city in present time. A riveting story of suspense; a compelling tale of adventure. The time: 2002. Alex Whitman, a movie memorabilia dealer who can find anything, is hired by an eccentric film collector to locate what could be the first film ever made, Séance Infernale. Its creator, Augustin Sekuler, is considered by those who know about movies to be the true inventor of motion pictures--not the Lumiere brothers; or Thomas Edison. In 1890, Sekular had boarded a train from Dijon, headed to Paris, days before he was to present to the world his greatest new invention, the first of its kind--a moving picture machine. Sekuler never arrived at Gare de Lyon station. He and his moving picture machine vanished, never to be heard from again. When Alex Whitman tracks down what might be fragments of Sekuler's famously lost film, questions are raised--about Sekuler, about what happened to him and to his invention, and about the film itself. And the stakes become ratcheted up as the film's riddles lead to a darker, far more dangerous mystery"--

Sourdough : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 00:26
by Sloan, Robin, 1979-
Publisher MCD / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
First edition.
259 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F SLO
Summary "A new novel about an underground food community by the author of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore"--

Sing, unburied, sing : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 00:26
by Ward, Jesmyn,
Publisher Scribner, 2017.
First Scribner hardcover edition.
289 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F WAR
Summary Living with his grandparents and sister on a Gulf Coast farm, Jojo navigates the challenges of his mother's addictions and his grandmother's cancer before the release of his father from prison prompts a road trip of danger and hope.

How to read your way to heaven : a spiritual reading program for the worst of sinners, the greatest of saints, and everyone in between

New Nonfiction - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 09:24
by Burbach, Vicki,
Publisher Sophia Institute Press, [2016]
xv, 277 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number 248.46 BUR

Public relations

New Adult Fiction - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 09:24
by Heaney, Katie,
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2017.
First edition.
354 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F HEA
Summary "Young, PR star Rose Reed is thrown into the big leagues when her boss leaves town the day of the firm's meeting with Archie Fox, a young, hot, internationally famous British singer-songwriter. The meeting is going badly until Rose suggests a staged romance with up-and-coming, young indie star Raya. He'll do it, but only if Rose becomes his publicist. As the faux-mance begins to rehabilitate Archie's faltering career, Rose finds his herself having unexpected, inconvenient and definitely unprofessional feelings for the crooner. But do late night texts and impromptu burrito binges mean he feels the same? In the end, Rose will have to decide whether to let her fantasy crush go, or to risk her reputation to be with the charming, handsome, scoundrel-y but sweet pop star she's grown to love"--

Every other Wednesday

New Adult Fiction - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 09:24
by Kietzman, Susan,
Publisher Kensington Books, [2017] ©2017
328 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F KIE
Summary For years, Ellie, Alice, and Joan enjoyed a casual friendship while volunteering at their children's Connecticut high school. Now, with those children grown and gone to college, a local tragedy brings the three into contact again. But what begins as a catch-up lunch soon moves beyond small talk to the struggles of this next stage of life. Over the course of an eventful year, the three will meet every other Wednesday to talk, plan--and find the freedom, and the courage, to redefine themselves.

Since we fell

New Adult Fiction - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 09:24
by Lehane, Dennis,
Publisher Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
418 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number M LEH
Summary After Rachel Childs, a former journalist, suffers an on-air mental breakdown, she lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel's marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths.

Diary of a chambermaidJournal [DVD videorecording] = d'une femme de chambre

New Feature Film DVDs - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 03:24
by Jacquot, Benoît, 1947-
Publisher Cohen Media Group, [2016] Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Resentful young Parisian chambermaid Celestine finds herself exiled to a position in the provinces where she must humbly submit to the iron rules and pettiness of her high-handed bourgeois mistress while rebuffing the groping advances of Monsieur and contending with her fascination with the brooding gardener, Joseph.

Horns [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 03:24
by Aja, Alexandre, 1978-
Publisher Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2015]
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number HORROR HOR
Summary A supernatural thriller driven by fantasy, mystery, and romance follows Ig Perrish, the number one suspect in the murder of his girlfriend, Merrin. Hung over from a night of hard drinking, Ig awakens one morning to find horns growing from his head and soon realizes their power drives people to confess their sins and give in to their most selfish and unspeakable impulses - an effective tool in his quest to discover what happened to his girlfriend and exact revenge on her killer.

2017 Grammy nominees [sound recording].

New Music - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 03:24
by Beyoncé, 1981-
Publisher Atlantic, [2017] ℗2017
1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD POP GRA 2017

The nowhere man [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 03:24
by Hurwitz, Gregg Andrew,
Publisher Brilliance Audio, [2016]
10 audio discs (12 hr., 14 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F HUR
Summary "Spoken about only in whispers, it is said that when the Nowhere Man is reached by the truly desperate, he can and will do anything to save them. Evan Smoak is the Nowhere Man. Taken from a group home at twelve, Evan was raised and trained as part of the Orphan program, an off-the-books operation designed to create deniable intelligence assets--i.e. assassins. Evan was Orphan X. He broke with the program, using everything he learned to disappear and reinvent himself as the Nowhere Man. But the new head of the Orphan program hasn't forgotten about him and is using all of his assets--including the remaining Orphans--to track down and eliminate Smoak. But this time, the attack comes from a different angle and Evan is caught unaware. Captured, drugged, and spirited off to a remote location, heavily guarded from all approaches. They think they have him trapped and helpless in a virtual cage but they don't know who they're dealing with--that they've trapped themselves inside that cage with one of the deadliest and most resourceful Orphans"--

Body kindness : transform your health from the inside out- and never say diet again

New Nonfiction - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 03:24
by Scritchfield, Rebecca,
Publisher Workman Publishing, [2016]
288 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Call Number 613 SCR
Summary "Imagine a graph with two lines. One indicates happiness, the other tracks how you feel about your body. If you're like millions of people, the lines do not intersect. But what if they did? This practical, inspirational, and visually lively book shows you how to create a healthier and happier life by treating yourself with compassion rather than shame. It shows the way to a sense of well-being attained by understanding how to love, connect, and care for yourself--and that includes your mind as well as your body"--

The cuckoo [DVD videorecording] = Kukushka

Foreign Films - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 21:19
by Selyanov, Sergei, 1955-
Publisher Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2003], c2002.
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary In a land torn apart by war, two men on opposite sides are about to find out they have one thing in common. Wounded and emotionally tortured, they are taken in by Anni, a young war widow. None of them understands the others' languages, but it doesn't seem to matter. After a hard day at work on Anni's farm, who needs words?

Wire in the blood. Mermaids singing [DVD videorecording].

Foreign Films - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 21:19
by Green, Robson.
Publisher Lance Entertainment, Inc., 2003.
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Psychologist Dr. Tony Hill is called upon to help the police solve a series of brutal murders in the northern English town of Bradfield.

White [DVD videorecording] = Three colors, white

Foreign Films - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 21:19
by Zamachowski, Zbigniew.
Publisher Miramax Home Entertainment ; Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2003].
1 videodisc (ca. 92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Last in a trilogy of films (Trois couleurs = Three colors) by director Krzysztof Kieslowski, White presents the mysterious tale of a man whose life disintegrates when his beautiful wife of six months deserts him. Forced to begin anew, he rebuilds his life, only to plan a dangerous scheme of vengeance against her.

Dinner game [DVD videorecording] = Le Dîner de cons

Foreign Films - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 21:19
by Veber, Francis.
Publisher Lions Gate Home Entertainment, c2003.
Widescreen ed.
1 videodisc (72 min.) : sd., col., stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Pierre and his snobbish friends have a standing date for dinner. Every week, they compete to see who can bring the biggest idiot to the party.