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There your heart lies

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 08:27
by Gordon, Mary, 1949-
Publisher Pantheon Books, [2017]
First edition.
320 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F GOR
Summary "From the award-winning, much loved writer: a deeply moving novel about an American woman's place during the Spanish Civil War, the lessons she took from it, and how her story will shape her granddaughter's path. Marian cut herself off from her conservative, wealthy Irish Catholic family when she volunteered during the Spanish Civil War--experiences she has always kept to herself. Now in her nineties, she shares her Rhode Island cottage with her granddaughter Amelia, a young woman of good heart but only a vague notion of life's purpose. As the narrative unfolds, their daily existence is intertwined with Marian's secret past--the blow to her youthful idealism when she witnessed the brutalities on both sides of Franco's war, and the romance that left her adrift in Spain with yet another family who misunderstood her. When Marian is diagnosed with cancer, she speaks at last about what happened to her in Spain--which compels Amelia to journey to Spain herself, to reconcile Marian's past with her own uncertain future. With the exquisite female bond at its core, this novel of how character is forged in a particular moment in history and passed down through the generations will linger long with its readers"--

The red line

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 08:27
by Gragg, Walt,
Publisher Berkley, 2017.
First edition.
514 pages : map ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F GRA
Summary "WWIII explodes in this electrifying debut military thriller in the tradition of Red Storm Rising and The Third World War. "Delta-Two, I've got tanks through the wire! They're everywhere!" World War III explodes in seconds when a resurgent Russian Empire launches a deadly armored thrust into the heart of Germany. With a powerful blizzard providing cover, Russian tanks thunder down the autobahns while undercover Spetsnaz teams strike at vulnerable command points. Standing against them are the woefully undermanned American forces. What they lack in numbers they make up for in superior weapons and training. But before the sun rises they are on the run across a smoking battlefield crowded with corpses. Any slim hope for victory rests with one unlikely hero. Army Staff Sergeant George O'Neill, a communications specialist, may be able to reestablish links that have been severed by hostile forces, but that will take time. While he works, it's up to hundreds of individual American soldiers to hold back the enemy flood. There's one thing that's certain. The thin line between victory and defeat is also the red line between life and death"--

I found you : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 08:27
by Jewell, Lisa,
Publisher Atria Books, 2017.
First Atria books hardcover edition.
344 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F JEW
Summary In a windswept British seaside town, single mom Alice Lake finds a man sitting on the beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket, and no idea how he got there. Against her better judgment, she invites him inside. Meanwhile, in a suburb of London, twenty-one-year-old Lily Monrose has only been married for three weeks. When her new husband fails to come home from work one night she is left stranded in a new country where she knows no one. Then the police tell her that her husband never existed. Twenty-three years earlier, Gray and Kirsty are teenagers on a summer holiday with their parents. Their annual trip to the quaint seaside town is passing by uneventfully, until an enigmatic young man starts paying extra attention to Kirsty. Something about him makes Gray uncomfortable, and it's not just that he's playing the role of protective older brother--Dust jacket flap.

Feast of sorrow : a novel of Ancient Rome

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 08:27
by King, Crystal,
Publisher Touchstone, 2017. ©2017
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
406 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F KIN
Summary "Set amongst the scandal, wealth, and upstairs-downstairs politics of a Roman family, Crystal King's seminal debut features the man who inspired the world's oldest cookbook and the ambition that led to his destruction. On a blistering day in the twenty-sixth year of Augustus Caesar's reign, a young chef, Thrasius, is acquired for the exorbitant price of twenty thousand denarii. His purchaser is the infamous gourmet Marcus Gavius Apicius, wealthy beyond measure, obsessed with a taste for fine meals from exotic places, and a singular ambition: to serve as culinary advisor to Caesar, an honor that will cement his legacy as Rome's leading epicure. Apicius rightfully believes that Thrasius is the key to his culinary success, and with Thrasius's help he soon becomes known for his lavish parties and fantastic meals. Thrasius finds a family in Apicius's household, his daughter Apicata, his wife Aelia, and her handmaiden, Passia, whom Thrasius quickly falls in love with. But as Apicius draws closer to his ultimate goal, his reckless disregard for any who might get in his way takes a dangerous turn that threatens his young family and places his entire household at the mercy of the most powerful forces in Rome"--

The leavers : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 08:27
by Ko, Lisa,
Publisher Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2017.
First edition.
338 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F KO
Summary "One morning, Deming Guo's mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job at the nail salon and never comes home. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left with no one to care for him. He is eventually adopted by two white college professors who move him from the Bronx to a small town upstate. Set in New York and China, the Leavers is the story of how one boy comes into his own when everything he's loved has been taken away--and how a mother learns to live with the mistakes of her past"--

Burntown : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 08:27
by McMahon, Jennifer, 1968-
Publisher Doubleday, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
287 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F MCM
Summary "Ashford, Vermont, might look like your typical sleepy New England college town, but to the shadowy residents who live among the remains of its abandoned mills and factories, it's known as "Burntown." Eva Sandeski, known as "Necco" on the street, has been a part of this underworld for years, ever since the night her father Miles drowned in a flood that left her and her mother Lily homeless. A respected professor, Miles was also an inventor of fantastic machines, including one so secret that the plans were said to have been stolen from Thomas Edison's workshop. According to Lily, it's this machine that got Miles murdered. Necco has always written off this claim as the fevered imaginings of a woman consumed by grief. But when Lily dies under mysterious circumstances, and Necco's boyfriend is murdered, she's convinced her mother was telling the truth. Now, on the run from the man called "Snake Eyes," Necco must rely on other Burntown outsiders to survive..."--

Backfield boys

New YA Books - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 05:28
by Feinstein, John,
Publisher Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017.
First edition.
xi, 353 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F FEI
Summary When best friends Tom and Jason leave New York City for an elite, sports-focused boarding school in Virginia to play football, they find some coaches and teammates to be steeped in racism.

The big F

New YA Books - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 05:28
by Martin, Maggie Ann,
Publisher Swoon Reads, 2017.
First edition.
280 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number YA F MAR
Summary Danielle knew how she wanted her future to go until she failed English and her one college application was rejected.

Thirteen rising : a Zodiac novel

New YA Books - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 05:28
by Russell, Romina,
Publisher Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2017. ©2017
329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number YA F RUS
Summary "New York Times bestselling author Romina Russell's epic sci-fi fantasy series ZODIAC reaches its breathtaking conclusion with THIRTEEN RISING, the highly anticipated fourth and final novel. The master has been unmasked. Rho's world has been turned upside down. With her loved ones in peril and all the stars set against her, can the young Guardian from House Cancer muster the strength to keep fighting? Or has she finally found her match in a master whose ambition to rule knows no limits?"--Amazon.com.

Forgotten [videorecording].

New Feature Film DVDs - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 05:28
Publisher Dreamscape Media, Llc, 2017.
Widescreen ed.
1 videodisc (ca. 53 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number XX(1639322.1)
Summary Told entirely through candid interviews shot in and around Los Angeles, the film delves into the problem of homelessness and how to solve it.

Peanuts by Schulz: School Days (DVD) [videorecording].

New Feature Film DVDs - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 05:28
Publisher Warner Bros., 2017.
Widescreen ed.
2 videodiscs (ca. 224 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number XX(1636403.2)
Summary A collection of short stories with Snoopy and the gang.

Sesame St Trick Or Treat on Sesame Street [videorecording].

New Feature Film DVDs - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 05:28
Publisher Sesame Street, 2017.
Widescreen ed.
1 videodisc (ca. 75 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number XX(1639335.1)
Summary There will be no tricks, only treats. Join Elmo and Abby to say 'hello' to Halloween with lots of fun stories and songs! Happy Halloween!

Glass houses [CD sound recording] : a novel

New Books on CD - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 05:27
by Penny, Louise,
Publisher Macmillan Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
11 audio discs (approximately 13 hours, 30 minutes) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F PEN
Summary "When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead. From the moment its shadow falls over the village, Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, suspects the creature has deep roots and a dark purpose. Yet he does nothing. What can he do? Only watch and wait. And hope his mounting fears are not realized. But when the figure vanishes overnight and a body is discovered, it falls to Gamache to discover if a debt has been paid or levied. Months later, on a steamy July day as the trial for the accused begins in Montréal, Chief Superintendent Gamache continues to struggle with actions he set in motion that bitter November, from which there is no going back. More than the accused is on trial. Gamache's own conscience is standing in judgment"--Provided by publisher.

Murder wears mittens

New Mystery Fiction - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 05:27
by Goldenbaum, Sally,
Publisher Kensington Books, 2017.
First Kensington Hardover Edition
vii, 341 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number M GOL
Summary After retrieving fresh lobster nets from a local Laundromat, Cass Halloran rushes to attend a last-minute gathering with her knitting circle. But Cass cant stop worrying about the lonely boy seen hanging around the dryers, and the school uniform he left behind in a hurry. When the ladies return the lost clothing the next day, they find the child and his younger sister alone, seemingly abandoned by their mother . . . The knitters intend to facilitate a family reunion, not investigate a crime. But the death of Dolores Cardozo, a recluse from the edge of town, throws the group for a loop. Especially when the missing mother and one of their own become tied to the victims hidden fortuneand her murder . . . Before scandalous secrets break bonds and rumors tear Sea Harbor apart, the Seaside Knitters need to string together the truth about Doloreswhile preventing a greedy murderer from making another move!

Dark river rising

New Mystery Fiction - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 05:27
by Johns, Roger,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
viii, 293 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number M JOH
Summary "Dark River Rising is a tense and expertly-plotted mystery set against the bayous of Louisiana, from debut author Roger Johns. Baton Rouge Police Detective Wallace Hartman has had better days. With her long-time partner and mentor on medical leave and a personal life in shambles, she's called to the scene of a particularly gruesome murder: the body of a known criminal has been found in a deserted warehouse, a snake sewn into his belly. Obvious signs of torture point to a cunning and cold-blooded killer who will stop at nothing to find what he's looking for. When Federal Agent Mason Cunningham arrives on the scene, Wallace expects a hostile takeover of the case. But when a scientist with ties to the victim goes missing from a government lab, she needs Mason's federal connections as much as he needs her local insight, and the two form an uneasy partnership to solve a case that grows more complicated--and dangerous--by the minute. Meanwhile, the killer lurks in the shadows with an agenda no one saw coming, and when Wallace and Mason threaten to get in the way they risk losing everything they hold dear. Including their lives"--

Backfield boys

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 05:27
by Feinstein, John,
Publisher Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017.
First edition.
xi, 353 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F FEI
Summary When best friends Tom and Jason leave New York City for an elite, sports-focused boarding school in Virginia to play football, they find some coaches and teammates to be steeped in racism.

The big F

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 05:27
by Martin, Maggie Ann,
Publisher Swoon Reads, 2017.
First edition.
280 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number YA F MAR
Summary Danielle knew how she wanted her future to go until she failed English and her one college application was rejected.

To die in spring : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 05:27
by Rothmann, Ralf,
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
First American edition.
211 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F ROT
Summary "The lunacy of the final months of World War II, as experienced by a young German soldier. Distant, silent, often drunk, Walter Urban is a difficult man to have as a father. But his son -- the narrator of this slim, harrowing novel -- is curious about Walter's experiences during World War II, and so makes him a present of a blank notebook in which to write down his memories. Walter dies, however, leaving nothing but the barest skeleton of a story on those pages, leading his son to fill in the gaps himself, rightly or wrongly, with what he can piece together of his father's early life. This, then, is the story of Walter and his dangerously outspoken friend Friedrich Caroli, seventeen-year-old trainee milkers on a dairy farm in northern Germany who are tricked into volunteering for the army during the spring of 1945: the last, and in many ways the worst, months of the war. The men are driven to the point of madness by what they experience, and when Friedrich finally deserts his post, Walter is forced to do the unthinkable. Told in a remarkable impressionistic voice, focusing on the tiny details and moments of grotesque beauty that flower even in the most desperate situations, Ralf Rothmann's To Die in Spring "ushers in the pos -- [Günter] Grass era with enormous power" (Die Zeit)." -- "The lunacy of the final months of World War II, as experienced by a young German soldier"--

Thirteen rising : a Zodiac novel

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 05:27
by Russell, Romina,
Publisher Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2017. ©2017
329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number YA F RUS
Summary "New York Times bestselling author Romina Russell's epic sci-fi fantasy series ZODIAC reaches its breathtaking conclusion with THIRTEEN RISING, the highly anticipated fourth and final novel. The master has been unmasked. Rho's world has been turned upside down. With her loved ones in peril and all the stars set against her, can the young Guardian from House Cancer muster the strength to keep fighting? Or has she finally found her match in a master whose ambition to rule knows no limits?"--Amazon.com.

The language of solitude : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 05:27
by Sendker, Jan-Philipp,
Publisher 37Ink, Atria, 2017.
First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover edition.
340 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F SEN
Summary Starting over in Hong Kong after a devastating family tragedy, journalist Paul Leibovitz investigates a mysterious illness in a remote village outside Shanghai, where he discovers that a powerful chemical conglomerate is polluting a local lake.

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