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Eichmann's executioner : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:37
by Dehe, Astrid,
Publisher The New Press, [2017] Perseus Distribution. ©2014 ©2017
218 pages ; 20 cm
Books
Call Number F DEH
Summary "A gripping and beautifully imagined work of literary fiction that explores history, memory, and the traumatic legacy of the Holocaust, in the English-language debut of a highly acclaimed German writing duo. In May 1962, twenty-two men gathered in Jerusalem to decide by lot who would be Eichmann's executioner. These men had guarded the former Nazi SS lieutenant colonel during his imprisonment and trial, and in the absence of trained executioners in Israel it would fall to one of them to end Eichmann's life. Shalom Nagar, the only one among them who had asked not to participate, drew the short straw. In a novel that picks up decades later, Nagar is living on the outskirts of Tel Aviv, haunted by his memory of Eichmann. He remembers watching him day and night, the way he eats, the way he lies in bed, the sound of the cord tensing around Eichmann's neck. But as he tells and re-tells his story to anyone who will listen, he begins to doubt himself, and when one of his friends, Moshe, reveals his own link to Eichmann, Nagar is forced to reconsider everything he has ever believed about his past. In the postwar tradition of trauma literature including Gunter Grass's The Tin Drum and Bernhard Schlink's The Reader, the highly acclaimed writing team Astrid Dehe and Achim Engstler raise provocative and universal questions of how we represent the past, whether we should, and how these representations impinge upon the present"--

The ballad of Black Bart

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:37
by Estleman, Loren D,
Publisher Forge, 2017.
First edition.
237 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number M EST
Summary Between July 1875 and November 1883, a single outlaw robbed the stagecoaches of Wells Fargo in Californias Mother Lode country a record of twenty-eight times. Armed with an unloaded shotgun, walking to and from the scenes of the robberies, often for hundreds of miles, and leaving poems behind, the infamous Black Bart was fiercely hunted. Between robberies, Black Bart was known as Charles E. Bolton, a distinguished, middle-aged man who enjoyed San Franciscos entertainments in the company of socialites drawn to his quiet, temperate good nature and upper-class tastes.Meanwhile, James B. Hume, Wells Fargos legendary chief of detectives, made Barts apprehension a matter of personal as well as professional interest.

Dark rites

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:37
by Graham, Heather,
Publisher Mira Books [2017] ©2017
310 pages ; 25 cm.
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Call Number F GRA
Summary A series of bizarre assaults is mystifying Boston police: an unknown attacker is viciously beating random strangers and leaving a note quoting an old warning about witchcraft. History professor Alex Maple was one of the victims, and now he's gone missing. Vickie Preston is certain that someone has taken her friend for malicious purposes. She's having blood-drenched visions that seem to be staining her waking life, and the escalating attacks suggest that a dangerous cult is at work behind the scenes--a cult so powerful that its members would rather die than be apprehended. Vickie is grateful to have Special Agent Griffin Pryce and the FBI's elite Krewe of Hunters on her side. She and Griffin are finding their way in an increasingly passionate relationship, and Griffin is desperately trying to keep her safe and the two of them sane amid the disturbing investigation. The search for Alex will take them deep into the wilderness of Massachusetts on the trail of a serial killer, and it will take everything they have to survive the ancient evil that awakens and threatens not just the man they're striving to save but their very souls.

American drifter

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:37
by Graham, Heather,
Publisher Forge, 2017.
First edition.
316 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number F GRA
Summary A young veteran of the US Army, River Roulet is struggling to shake the horrors of his past. War is behind him, but the memories remain. Desperate to distract himself from the images haunting him daily, River abandons the world he knows and flees to the country he's always dreamed of visiting: Brazil. Rio de Janeiro is everything he hoped for and more. In the lead-up to Carnaval, the city is alight with music, energy, and life. With a few friends at his side, River seems to be pulling his life together at last. Then he meets the enchanting Natal, an impassioned journalist and free spirit - who lives with the gangster that rules much of Rio. As their romance blossoms, River and Natal flee together into the interior of Brazil, where they are pursued by the sadistic drug lord, Tio Amato, and his men. When River is forced to kill one of those men, the chase becomes even deadlier. Not only is the powerful drug boss after them, the Brazilian government is on their trail as well.

Devils within

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:37
by Henson, S. F. (Sarah F.),
Publisher Sky Pony Press, [2017]
First edition.
395 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number YA F HEN

Surviving Cyril

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:37
by Hootman, Ramsey,
Publisher Ramsey Hootman, [2017]
327 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F HOO
Summary "When Robin Matheson's husband is killed in Afghanistan, she finds herself suddenly alone: an outsider in a community grieving for the hometown hero it never really knew. Though the thought of spending the rest of her life without Tavis is exhausting, Robin has no choice but to pull herself together for the sake of their son. She finds some satisfaction in cutting ties with Tav's obnoxious best friend, Cyril--a 500-pound hacker who didn't even bother to come to the funeral. Unfortunately, her three-year-old decides Cyril is now his best buddy, and Robin can't bear to take anything else away from her son. A few hot dogs and video games won't do any permanent damage… right? Cyril doesn'' magically transform into a good person--or even a decent one--but he does prove to be a better role model than Robin expected. Gradually, she also begins to realize that Cyril may be the one person who truly understands the magnitude of her loss. He also knows far more about her husband's death than he's been letting on."--Back cover.

North Haven : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:37
by Moriarty, Sarah,
Publisher Little A, [2017]
First edition.
290 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number F MOR
Summary Sarah Moriarty's debut is a portrait of the family scars and faults passed along the generations, brilliantly capturing life on the Maine coastline, where time seems to stand still even as the waters never stop moving. On an island in Maine, four siblings arrive at their sprawling, old summer place for the Fourth of July. It's the Willoughbys' first summer without their parents, and their beloved house is falling apart. When a substantial offer is made on the estate, the two brothers and two sisters are forced to confront issues they had hoped to keep hidden. An homage to the layers and limits of the family bond, North Haven explores the shifting allegiances between siblings as they contend with their inheritance, the truth of family lore, and even the veracity of their own memories.

The ruined house : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:37
by Namdar, Ruby, 1964-
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.
First edition.
514 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F NAM
Summary Andrew P. Cohen, a successful NYU professor of comparative culture, is suddenly plagued with strange and inexplicable visions of an ancient religious ritual. As his superficially perfect world begins to unravel, he is forced to question his beliefs. Interspersed throughout the novel are pages from an ancient (pseudo)Talmudic text, harking back to the golden age of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Hidden in this frenzied, semi-opaque other narrative lies the mysterious key to understanding the drama of Andrew's life.

Count to ten : a Private novel

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:37
by Patterson, James, 1947-
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, [2017] ©2016
368 pages ; 24 cm.
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Call Number F PAT
Summary Santosh Wagh quit his job as head of Private India after harrowing events in Mumbai almost got him killed. But Jack Morgan, global head of the world's finest investigation agency, needs him back. Jack is setting up a new office in Delhi, and Santosh is the only person he can trust. Still battling his demons, Santosh accepts, and it's not long before the agency takes on a case that could make or break them. Plastic barrels containing dissolved human remains have been found in the basement of a house in an upmarket area of South Delhi. But this isn't just any house; this property belongs to the state government. With the crime scene in lockdown and information suppressed by the authorities, delving too deep could make Santosh a target to be eliminated.

The Austen escape

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:37
by Reay, Katherine, 1970-
Publisher Thomas Nelson, [2017]
xiv, 305 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number F REAY
Summary After years of following her best friend's lead, Mary Davies finds a whimsical trip back to Austen's Regency England paves the way towards a new future.

Careers for women : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:37
by Scott, Joanna, 1960-
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
295 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number F SCO
Summary Working for the New York Port Authority in the late 1950s under the tutelage of a legendary publicist, Maggie Gleason befriends her boss's newest protégé, who goes missing amid rumors about a devastating secret from the past.

A kind of freedom : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:37
by Sexton, Margaret Wilkerson,
Publisher Counterpoint, 2017.
First Counterpoint hardcover edition.
230 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F SEXTON
Summary "Evelyn is a Creole woman who comes of age in New Orleans at the height of World War II. Her family inhabits the upper echelon of Black society, and when she falls for no-account Renard, she is forced to choose between her life of privilege and the man she loves. In 1982, Evelyn's daughter, Jackie, is a frazzled single mother grappling with her absent husband's drug addiction. Just as she comes to terms with his abandoning the family, he returns, ready to resume their old life. Jackie's son, T.C., loves the creative process of growing marijuana more than the weed itself. He was a square before Hurricane Katrina, but the New Orleans he knew didn't survive the storm. Fresh out of a four-month stint for drug charges, T.C. decides to start over--until an old friend convinces him to stake his new beginning on one last deal. For Evelyn, Jim Crow is an ongoing reality, and in its wake new threats spring up to haunt her descendants. A Kind of Freedom is an urgent novel that explores the legacy of racial disparity in the South through a poignant and redemptive family history"-- Dust jacket.

The missing

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:37
by Taylor, C. L., 1973-
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.
First William Morrow paperback edition.
469, 12 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number F TAY

An inconvenient sequel [CD sound recording] : truth to power : your action handbook to learn the science, find your voice, and help solve the climate crisis

New Books on CD - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 01:36
by Gore, Al, 1948-
Publisher Audioworks/Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.
Unabridged.
4 audio discs (approximately 4.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD 363.73874 GOR
Summary "...a daring call to action that details how the future of human civilization is under threat--and offers concrete advice for making your voice heard in the fight to solve the climate crisis at a moment when the solutions we need are emerging around the world."--Provided by publisher.

Collared [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 01:36
by Rosenfelt, David,
Publisher Macmillan Audio, [2017]
Unabridged
6 audio discs (7 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD M ROS
Summary Lawyer Andy Carpenter's true passion is the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization he runs with his friend Willie Miller. All kinds of dogs make their way to the foundation, and Andy and Willie aren't surprised to find a dog at the shelter one morning with a note saying someone had found him stray and dropped him off. But they are surprised when they scan the dog's embedded chip. They know this dog. He is the "DNA dog."Two and a half years ago, Jill Hickman was a single mother of an adopted baby. Her baby and dog were kidnapped in broad daylight in Eastside Park, and they haven't been seen since. A tip came in that a former boyfriend of Hickman's, Keith Wachtel, was the kidnapper. A search of his house showed no sign of the child, but did uncover more incriminating evidence, and the clincher that generated Wachtel's arrest was some dog hair, notable since Wachtel did not have a dog. DNA tests showed conclusively that the hair belonged to Hickman's dog. Wachtel was convicted of kidnapping, but the dog and baby were never found. Now, with the reappearance of the dog, the case is brought back to light, and the search for the child renewed. Goaded by his wife's desire to help a friend and fellow mother and Andy's desire to make sure the real kidnapper is in jail, Andy and his team enter the case. But what they start to uncover is far more complicated and dangerous than they ever expected.

Let the dead speak

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 01:36
by Casey, Jane (Jane E.)
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
342 pages ; 25 cm.
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Call Number M CAS
Summary "When eighteen-year-old Chloe Emery returns to her West London home she finds her mother missing, the house covered in blood. Everything points to murder, except for one thing: there's no sign of the body. London detective Maeve Kerrigan and the homicide team turn their attention to the neighbours. The ultra-religious Norrises are acting suspiciously; their teenage daughter and Chloe Emery definitely have something to hide. Then there's William Turner, once accused of stabbing a schoolmate and the neighborhood's favorite criminal. Is he merely a scapegoat, or is there more behind the charismatic façade? As a body fails to materialize, Maeve must piece together a patchwork of testimonies and accusations. Who is lying, and who is not? And soon Maeve starts to realize that not only will the answer lead to Kate Emery, but more lives may hang in the balance. With Let the Dead Speak, Jane Casey returns with another taut, richly drawn novel that will grip readers from the opening pages to the stunning conclusion"--

Deadfall

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 01:36
by Fairstein, Linda A.,
Publisher Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017] ©2017
385 pages : map ; 24 cm
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Call Number M FAI
Summary Hunting a killer within New York's urban jungle becomes the biggest case of Alexandra Cooper's career in New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein's latest unputdownable thriller. A wild heart beats within New York City. Amid concrete and skyscrapers, the Wildlife Conservation Society works to preserve and protect the animal kingdom both within and beyond the borders of the five boroughs. But dangerous creatures don't always have claws and fangs, as Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper and NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace know all too well. Predators lurk close to home, and in the aftermath of the shocking drive-by murder of an important city employee--someone Alex has worked with for years--the trio must discover who the bigger snake is: the killer or the victim. Investigations into the death provide more questions than answers, as a tangled mess of secrets slowly comes to light. From bribes to secret societies, from big-game hunting to the illegal animal trade, from New York City zoos to behind closed doors in government buildings, Alex will have her work cut out for her if she wants to uncover the truth--and uphold the integrity of the office she has so proudly served--

The painted queen

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 01:36
by Peters, Elizabeth, 1927-2013,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
xviii, 323 pages : map ; 24 cm
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Call Number M PET
Summary "Egypt, 1912. Amelia Peabody and her dashing archeologist husband, Radcliffe Emerson, are once again in danger as they search for a priceless, stolen bust of legendary Queen Nefertiti and Amelia finds herself the target of assassins in this long-awaited, eagerly anticipated final installment of Elizabeth Peters's bestselling, beloved mystery series"--

Boruto. Naruto the movie [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 22:36
by Yamashita, Hiroyuki (Film director),
Publisher Viz Media, [2017] Warner Home Video
1 videodisc (approximately 112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number ANIME NAR
Summary Several years after the end of the Shinobi War, Naruto's son Boruto is about to enter the Chunin exams alongside Sarada Uchiha and the mysterious Mitsuki.

Toni Erdmann [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 22:36
by Ade, Maren,
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
Widescreen.
1 videodisc (approximately 163 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FOREIGN GER TON
Summary Winfried doesn't see much of his working daughter Ines. He pays her a surprise visit in Bucharest, where she's busy as a corporate strategist. The geographical change doesn't help them to see more eye to eye. Practical joker Winfried annoys his daughter with corny pranks and jabs at her routine lifestyle of meetings and paperwork. Father and daughter reach an impasse, and Winfried agrees to go home to Germany. Enter Toni Erdmann: Winfried's flashy alter ego.

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