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Beauty and the beast [DVD videorecording] = Belle et la bête

Foreign Films - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 21:19
by Paulvé, André.
Publisher Criterion Collection, 2003.
Newly restored special ed.
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE BEA
Summary Tells the fable of the kindly beast and the self-sacrificing beauty whose love releases the prince in him. Contains such visual displays as tears that become real diamonds and walls that grow arms to light Beauty's path through the castle of the Beast.

Blue [DVD videorecording] = Trois couleurs, bleu = Three colors, blue

Foreign Films - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 21:19
by Kieślowski, Krzysztof, 1941-1996.
Publisher Miramax Home Entertainment : Buena Vista Home Video [distributor, 2003]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FRE BLU
Summary Three Colors: Blue is the first part of Kieslowski's trilogy on France's national motto: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. Blue is the story of Julie who loses her husband, an acclaimed European composer, and her young daughter in a car accident. The film's theme of liberty is manifested in Julie's attempt to start life anew free of personal commitments, belongings, grief, and love. She intends to spiritually commit suicide by withdrawing from the world and living completely independently, anonymously, and in solitude in the Parisian metropolis. Despite her intentions, people from her former and present life intrude with their own needs. However, the reality created by the people who need and care about her, a surprising discovery and the music around which the film revolves heals Julie and irresistibly draws her back to the land of the living.

Never on Sunday [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 21:19
by Mercouri, Melina, 1925-
Publisher MGM Home Entertainment, c2003.
Widescreen version.
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR NEV
Summary The Pygmalion-like story of a Greek prostitute and the American who decides to educate her in the hope that she will abandon her streetwalking.

The uninvited [DVD videorecording]

Foreign Films - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 21:19
by Yi, Su-yŏn.
Publisher Panik House Entertainment, [2003]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN FOR UNI
Summary A soon-to-be married man Chong-won starts to see ghosts sitting at his dining table after he witnessed dead children in a subway car.

Hawa [DVD videorecording] = Havā

Foreign Films - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 21:19
by Tabu, 1970 November 4-
Publisher Eros International, [2003]
1 videodisc (128 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN IND HAW
Summary Hawa begins when divorcee Renu (Tabu) moves into her new bungalow in Manali with her two kids, younger brother, and a dog. The house is haunted by an invisible spirit that takes liking to Renu and then rapes her. On another night, the spirit attacks her again and worse, it takes away her youngest daughter. Soon Renu consults a psychiatrist-exorcist, who she thinks can solve the problem. The rest of the story traces her efforts to get her daughter back and solve the mystery.

House of fools [DVD videorecording] = Dom durakov

Foreign Films - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 21:19
by Kleiman, Felix.
Publisher Paramount Classics, [2003], c2002.
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN RUS HOU
Summary Psychiatric patients become entrenched in the Chechen War after the staff split to find them a safer hospital. Soldiers take over the asylum, and then, a young female patient falls in love with a soldier, which leaves her boyfriend in a lurch.

Good grief [CD sound recording]: heal your soul, honor your loved ones, and learn to live again

New Books on CD - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Caputo, Theresa.
Publisher Audioworks/Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.
Unabridged.
6 audio discs (approximately 7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 133.91 CAP
Summary After more than a decade of being a practicing medium, Theresa Caputo brings the powerful lessons she has learned about grief, healing, and finding happiness in the wake of tragedy. In almost every reading she gives, Spirit insists that people begin to embrace their lives again. Easily said, but not everyone knows where to begin, and putting back together the pieces of a life marked by loss is never easy. Sometimes, they need spiritual guidance, that's where Theresa comes in.

The first love story [CD sound recording] : Adam, Eve, and us

New Books on CD - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Feiler, Bruce S.,
Publisher Penguin Random House Audio : Books on Tape, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (8 hr., 30 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 222.11 FEI
Summary The author of the best selling Walking the Bible, Bruce Feiler, traces the legacy of the most famous couple in history to answer the question: Are Adam and Eve merely the cause of sin, degradation, and mistrust between the sexes, or might they be a source of unity and resilience, and even perhaps inspiration for relationships?

Rising star [CD sound recording] : the making of Barack Obama

New Books on CD - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Garrow, David J., 1953-
Publisher Harper Audio, 2017.
Unabridged.
44 audio discs (56 1/4 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD B OBAMA
Summary As epic in vision and rigorous in detail as Robert Caro's The Years of Lyndon Johnson series, the definitive account of Barack Obama's life before he became the 44th president of the United States, the formative years, confluence of forces, and influential figures who helped shaped an extraordinary leader and his rise, from the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Bearing the Cross.

Phenomena [CD sound recording]: the secret history of the U.S. government's investigations into extrasensory perception and psychokinesis

New Books on CD - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Jacobsen, Annie,
Publisher Hachette Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
15 audio discs (17 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 133.8 JAC
Summary For more than forty years, the U.S. government, through various military and intelligence agencies, has invested millions in classified programs that study the role of mental telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition and other forms of extrasensory perception (ESP) as a means of intelligence collection for military and defense purposes. Annie Jacobsen tells the story of these programs, using interviews with the core group of individuals who ran these phenomena programs at the highest level of government.

Since we fell [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Lehane, Dennis,
Publisher Harper Audio / HarperCollins Publishers, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 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.

You don't look your age [CD sound recording] : and other fairy tales

New Books on CD - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Nevins, Sheila,
Publisher Macmillan Audio, [2017] ℗2017
Unabridged.
4 audio discs (approximately 4 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 305.26 NEV
Summary A miscellany of musings about aging, love, work, and wisdom. Nevins (b. 1939), an acclaimed producer of TV documentaries who has won numerous Emmy, Peabody, and other awards, makes her literary debut with a collection of essays, poetry, and stories, often entertaining and, as she admits, -sometimes silly. Frequently, her theme is the assault of aging, beginning with her decision to get a face- and eye-lift, at the age of 56. At the surgeon's office, examining her face in a magnifying mirror, she was horrified: "I saw a wrinkled, witchlike, scrunched up, squashed face," she recalls. Working in media, she believed she had to hide her age. "Nobody wanted advice from an old broad," she writes. Her surgery, though, intensified her obsession with her looks. "I heard a metronome ticking in my head" that made her focus on every wrinkle, rushing to her dermatologist for every 'new fix.' Nevins also spent huge amounts of money on her teeth. She wishes she could face aging gracefully, but being surrounded by pretty, bright, and slender young women makes her angry. Besides aging, dieting, Viagra, and menopause, the author records a conversation overheard on a train between two women, one of whom, it turns out, was having an affair with the other's husband. "I wished John Updike was around to hear them," Nevins remarks. Other pieces focus on family: her demanding, impatient mother, who had a form of Reynaud's disease so severe that her forearm needed to be amputated; and her son, who slowly developed Tourette's syndrome when he was 3.

Rising star : the making of Barack Obama

New Biographies - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Garrow, David J., 1953-
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
viii, 1460 pages : map ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number B OBAMA
Summary "Barack Obama is arguably the most dynamic political figure to grace the American stage since John F. Kennedy. His meteoric rise from promise to power has stunned even the cynics and inspired a legion of devout followers. For anyone who wants to know more about the man, David Mendell's Obama is essential reading. Mendell, who covered Obama for the Chicago Tribune, had far-reaching access to the Chicago politician as Obama climbed the ladder to the White House, the details of which he shares in this compelling biography. Positioning Obama as the savior of a fumbling Democratic party, Mendell reveals how Obama conquered Illinois politics and paved the way brick by brick for a galvanizing, historic presidential run" -- Provided by the publisher.

Avedon's France : old world, new look

New Nonfiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Rubin, Robert M.,
Publisher Abrams ; Bibliothèque nationale de France, [2016]
799 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
Books
Call Number 779.2 RUB
Summary Exploring Richard Avedon's fascination with France, Avedon's France brings together a collection of spectacular photographs; selected interviews, letters, publications, and writings (including new material from the Avedon Foundation archives) and substantive essays by the authors. In addition to five portfolios of French sitters spanning a lifetime of portraiture, it looks at Avedon's apprenticeship to his mentor, Alexei Brodovitch; his encounters with French fashion; his idealised version of Paris in the movie Funny Face; his fresh take on the Belle Epoque in his book on Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Diary of a Century; and his fruitful association with the magazine Egoiste later in his life. Avedon's France offers a full account of Avedon's restless pursuit of new ways of looking at the world, and it reveals a master image maker, a true artist for his time.

Heirloom wood : a modern guide to carving spoons, bowls, boards, and other homewares

New Nonfiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Bainbridge, Max,
Publisher Abrams, 2017.
143 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number 745.51 BAI

Site reliability engineering : how Google runs production systems

New Nonfiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Beyer, Betsy,
Publisher Oreilly, 2016.
First edition, April 2016.
xxiv, 524 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number 620.00452 SIT
Summary "The overwhelming majority of a software system's lifespan is spent in use, not in design or implementation. So, why does conventional wisdom insist that software engineers focus primarily on the design and development of large-scale computing systems? In this collection of essays and articles, key members of Google's Site Reliability Team explain how and why their commitment to the entire lifecycle has enabled the company to successfully build, deploy, monitor, and maintain some of the largest software systems in the world. You'll learn the principles and practices that enable Google engineers to make systems more scalable, reliable, and efficient - lessons directly applicable to your organization. This book is divided into four sections: Introduction - Learn what site reliability engineering is and why it differs from conventional IT industry practices; Principles - Examine the patterns, behaviors, and areas of concern that influence the work of a site reliability engineer (SRE); Practices - Understand the theory and practice of an SRE's day-to-day work: building and operating large distributed computing systems; Management - Explore Google's best practices for training, communication, and meetings that your organization can use."--Publisher's description.

No middle name : the complete collected Jack Reacher short stories

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Child, Lee,
Publisher Delacorte Press, [2017]
First edition.
418 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number M CHI
Summary "A collection of pulse-pounding Jack Reacher stories--one never-before-seen novella, plus eleven others collected for the first time in print--each with original introductions from the twelve-time #1 New York Times bestselling author"--

Sticks and bones

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Haines, Carolyn,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
viii, 354 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number M HAI
Summary "Private investigator Sarah Booth Delaney and her friends are celebrating New Year's Eve at the party of the year, a smashing Winter White Garden party at the newly renovated King Cotton Boutique Hotel. It's a dazzling success ... until Frangelica "Sister" McFee walks through the door. Sarah Booth knew Sister in college, before Sister became a bestselling author and moved to New York, and fame and fortune don't seem to have tempered her arrogance and cruelty. Sister's latest book is a memoir about the death of her mother and brother many years ago. Now, a film about the book is in the works, and a film crew has descended upon Zinnia, Mississippi, to tell the complete story. The film crew soon realizes there may be more to the story than meets the eye--or is told in Sister's memoir--and they hire Sarah Booth to discover the absolute truth about those deaths so many years ago. But Sarah Booth quickly realizes that someone is desperate to keep the truth hidden and will go to any lengths necessary to protect a long-held secret"--

Silent rain

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Salvalaggio, Karin,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
viii, 274 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number M SAL
Summary "Grace Adams has spent three years trying to move on--mentally, physically, emotionally--from the traumatizing events of her past. But it's not easy when the world is morbidly curious about the crimes that shaped her childhood, when despite her changed name, people still track her down for the sensational details. Now in college in Bolton, Montana, the one person Grace has trusted with the truth about her past has betrayed her. The bestselling novelist Peter Granger wants to use Grace's story in his next book, regardless of how desperate Grace is to keep the details to herself. And then, on Halloween night, Peter Granger's house burns to the ground and his and his wife's bodies are found inside. Montana state detective Macy Greeley is sent to Bolton to handle the investigation into the fire and deaths ... which soon appear to be arson and murder. It doesn't take Macy long to realize that Grace isn't the only one whom Peter Granger has betrayed, and there are no shortage of others in town who took issue with him and his wife. What at first looked like a straightforward investigation is poised to expose some of Bolton's darkest secrets, and the fallout may put more than one life in danger"--

Under a Sardinian sky

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Alexander, Sara. (Novelist)
Publisher Kensington Books , 2017. ©2017
328 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F ALE
Summary Sometimes a family's deepest silences hide the most important secrets. For Mina, a London-based travel writer, the enigmatic silence surrounding her aunt Carmela has become a personal obsession. Carmela disappeared from her Italian hometown long ago and is mentioned only in fragments and whispers. Mina has resisted prying, respectful of her family's Sardinian reserve. But now, with her mother battling cancer, it's time to learn the truth.

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