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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
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
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
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
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
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]
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]
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
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
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
Call Number 973.922 JFK

Mystical landscapes : from Vincent van Gogh to Emily Carr

New Nonfiction - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 15:28
by Lochnan, Katharine Jordan,
Publisher DelMonico Books Prestel, [2017]. ©2016.
354 pages : colour illustrations ; 29 cm.
Call Number 709.04 MYS
Summary Artists: Mogens Ballin, Emile Bernard, Richard Burgsthal, Emily Carr, Maurice Chabas, Marc Chagall, Henri-Edmond Cross, William Degouve de Nuncques, Maurice Denis, Arhtur Garfield Dove, Charles Marie Dulac, Gustaf Fjaestad, Paul Gauguin, Augusto Giacometti, Giovanni Giacometti, Wenzel Hablik, Lawren Harris, Marsden Hartley, Louis Welden Hawkins, Grace Henry, Ferdinand Hodler, James Dickson Innes, A.Y. Jackson, Eugene Jansson, Wassily Kandinsky, Fernand Khnopff, Gustav Klimt, Hilma af Klint, Georges Lacombe, Jock Macdonald, Piet Mondrian, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Paul Nash, Ejnar Nielsen, Georgia O'Keeffe, Egon Schiele, Paul Serusier, Henri Le Sidaner, August Strindberg, Tom Thomson, Felix Vallotton, Vincent van Gogh, Frederick Varley, Jan Verkade, George Frederick Watts, James McNeill Whistler, Jens Ferdinand Willumsen.

The wicked boy : the mystery of a Victorian child murderer

New Nonfiction - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 15:28
by Summerscale, Kate, 1965-
Publisher Penguin Press, 2016. ©2016
378 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, genealogical table ; 22 cm
Call Number 364.1523 SUM
Summary In East London in the summer of 1895, Robert Coombes (age thirteen) and his brother Nattie (age twelve) were arrested for matricide and sent for trial at the Old Bailey. Robert confessed to having stabbed his mother, but his lawyers argued that he was insane. The judge sentenced him to detention in Broadmoor, the most infamous criminal lunatic asylum in the land. Shockingly, Broadmoor turned out to be the beginning of a new life for Robert. At a time of great tumult and uncertainty, Robert Coombes's case crystallized contemporary anxieties about the education of the working classes, the dangers of pulp fiction, and evolving theories of criminality, childhood, and insanity. With riveting detail and rich atmosphere, Summerscale re-creates this terrible crime and its aftermath, uncovering an extraordinary story of man's capacity to overcome the past--

Welcome home [sound recording]

New Music - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 09:28
by Zac Brown Band,
Publisher New Elektra, [2017]
1 audio disc : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD C&W ZAC

Crown of blood : the deadly inheritance of Lady Jane Grey

New Nonfiction - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 09:28
by Tallis, Nicola,
Publisher Pegasus Books, 2016. ©2016
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
xxiv, 376 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, portraits, facsimiles, genealogical tables ; 24 cm
Call Number 942.052 TAL

Resisting happiness

New Nonfiction - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 09:28
by Kelly, Matthew,
Publisher Beacon Publishing, [2016]
First edition.
228 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number 248.4 KEL
Summary Most of us think we are happy-- but could be happier. Kelly takes a look at why we sabotage our own happiness-- and what to do about it. If you hold back from God because you want to be in control, what are you gaining in life? If you make yourself available to God, incredible things will happen.

The pursuit of power : Europe 1815-1914

New Nonfiction - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 09:28
by Evans, Richard J,
Publisher Viking, [2016]
xxiv, 819 pages, [16] unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Call Number 940.28 EVA

Lilli de Jong : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 09:28
by Benton, Janet, 1963-
Publisher Nan A. Talese / Doubleday, [2017]
First edition.
335 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F BEN
Summary "In 1883 Philadelphia, Quaker schoolteacher Lilli de Jong finds herself faced with a seemingly impossible task: how can she keep her infant daughter after being cast out by her family, abandoned by her fiancé, and rejected by society? After the unexpected death of her beloved mother, a prominent Quaker in their Germantown community, Lilli de Jong's once-orderly life becomes increasingly unrecognizable. Her father eschews their faith by marrying a cousin from outside their religious community, and Lilli is forced to forfeit her position as a teacher. Shortly thereafter, her brother and her fiancé, Johann, leave for Pittsburgh to try their luck at the ironworks, promising to send for Lilli once they establish themselves. After succumbing to passion the night before Johann's departure, Lilli soon finds herself unwed and pregnant, the subject of scandal. Retreating to a charitable home for wronged women, Lilli intends to give her daughter up for adoption. But when she grasps the Dickensian life awaiting Charlotte as the castoff of an unmarried woman, Lilli resolves that whatever their future may be, mother and child must stay together. And so she embarks upon the herculean task of providing for herself and her daughter, while at every turn the pair are beset by judgment, misogyny, and misunderstanding. Lilli de Jong is a historical saga, an intimate romance, and a lasting testament to the transformative power of motherhood"--

New boy

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 09:28
by Chevalier, Tracy,
Publisher Hogarth, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017] ©2017
First United States edition.
204 pages ; 21 cm.
Call Number F CHE
Summary Starting his fifth school in five years, Osei Kokote, a diplomat's son, hoping to survive his first day becomes friends with Dee, the most popular girl in school, but Ian is determined to destroy the budding friendship.

No middle name : the complete collected Jack Reacher short stories

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 09:28
by Child, Lee,
Publisher Delacorte Press, [2017]
First edition.
418 pages ; 22 cm
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"--