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Title Anatomy of a soldier

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 10:06am
Author Parker, Harry, 1983- author.
Edition: First United States edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "A stunning first novel--of patriotism, heroism, and profound humanism--that will immediately take its place on the shelf of classics about what it truly means to be at war. Captain Tom Barnes, leading British troops in the war zone. Two boys growing up there sharing a prized bicycle and flying kites before finding themselves estranged once foreign soldiers appear in their countryside. The man who trains one boy to fight the other's father as well as the infidel invaders. The family and friends who radiate out from these lives on all sides of this conflict. These are the people who populate this fiercely dramatic and moving novel. But we see them not as they see themselves, but as all the objects surrounding them do: shoes and boots, a helmet, a trove of dollars, a drone, that bike, weaponry, a bag of fertilizer, a medal, a beer glass, a snowflake, dog tags, an IED --forty-five different inanimate narrators whose unexpected voices tell the story of this heart-stopping journey. Anatomy of a Soldier gives us a way to clearly see and understand those who fight wars in ways we never have before"-- Provided by publisher.

Title And then all hell broke loose : two decades in the Middle East

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 10:06am
Author Engel, Richard, 1973- author.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "Fresh out of Stanford, Engel set off to Cairo with $2,000 and dreams of being a reporter. He was working freelance in the Arab world when in 1997 he got a call that tourists had been massacred in front of a Cairo museum. This was his first glimpse of the carnage that would intensify in the years ahead. He chronicled the arrests of Mubarak and Morsi in Egypt, reported on the second Intifada from a divided Jerusalem, and covered the wars in Lebanon, Iraq, Libya, and Syria. He interviewed the Libyan rebels who toppled Gaddafi, and was kidnapped and held for five days in Syria. He went into Afghanistan to cover the Taliban and traced the rise of ISIS. He watched the romance and majestic history of the Middle East sink into sectarian hatred and social chaos."--From publisher description.

Title Murder of a lady : a Scottish mystery

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:05am
Author Wynne, Anthony, 1882-1963 author.
Edition: First US trade paperback edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Series: British Library crime classics
Format: Books
Summary Dispatched to Duchlan to investigate the mysterious murder of Mary Gregor, the sister of the laird of Duchlan who was found dead in a locked room, Inspector Dundas, along with a local amateur sleuth, must unravel the complex clues to catch a clever killer as more deaths occur, in a classic mystery that has not been reprinted since 1931.

Title Pacific burn : a thriller

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:05am
Author Lancet, Barry.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Shoot

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:05am
Author Estleman, Loren D., author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Series: A Valentino mystery
Format: Books
Summary "Valentino, a mild-mannered film archivist at UCLA and sometime film detective, is at the closing party for the Red Montana and Dixie Day museum when he is approached by no less than his hero and man-of-the-hour Red Montana, western film and television star. Red tells Valentino that he is being blackmailed over the existence of a blue film that his wife, now known throughout the world as the wholesome Dixie Day and the other half of the Montana/Day power couple, made early in her career. With Dixie on her deathbed, Red is desperate to save her the embarrassment of the promised scandal, and offers Valentino a deal--find the movie, and he can have Red's lost film, Sixgun Sonata, that Red has been hiding away in his archives. Don't accept, and the priceless reel will go up in flames. Feeling blackmailed himself, Valentino agrees and begins to dig. In the surreal world of Hollywood, what is on screen is rarely reality. As he races to uncover the truth before time runs out, his heroes begin their fall from grace. Valentino desperately wants to save Sixgun Sonata ... but at what cost?"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Little felted dogs

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:05am
Author Yamazaki, Saori.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title The guardian of mercy : how an extraordinary painting by Caravaggio changed an ordinary life today

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:05am
Author Ward, Terence.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title It's ok to go up the slide : renegade rules for raising confident and creative kids

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:05am
Author Shumaker, Heather, author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
URL: Cover image 9780399172007.jpg
Summary "When it comes to parenting, sometimes you have to trust your gut. With her first book, It's OK Not to Share, Heather Shumaker overturned all the conventional rules of parenting with her "renegade rules" for raising competent and compassionate kids. In It's Ok To Go Up the Slide, Shumaker takes on new hot-button issues with renegade rules such as: - Recess Is A Right - It's Ok Not To Kiss Grandma - Ban Homework in Elementary School - Safety Second - Don't Force Participation Shumaker also offers broader guidance on how parents can control their own fears and move from an overscheduled life to one of more free play. Parenting can too often be reduced to shuttling kids between enrichment classes, but Shumaker challenges parents to reevaluate how they're spending their precious family time. This book helps parents help their kids develop important life skills in an age-appropriate way. Most important, parents must model these skills, whether it's technology use, confronting conflict, or coping emotionally with setbacks. Sometimes being a good parent means breaking all the rules"-- Provided by publisher.

Title My American duchess

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:05am
Author James, Eloisa, author.
Edition: First HarperLuxe large print edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary The arrogant Duke of Trent intends to marry a well-bred Englishwoman. The last woman he would ever consider marrying is the adventuresome Merry Pelford -- an American heiress who has infamously jilted two fiancés. But after one provocative encounter with the captivating Merry, Trent desires her more than any woman he has ever met. He is determined to have her as his wife, no matter what it takes. And Trent is a man who always gets what he wants. The problem is, Merry is already betrothed, and the former runaway bride has vowed to make it all the way to the altar. As honor clashes with irresistible passion, Trent realizes the stakes are higher than anyone could have imagined. In his battle to save Merry and win her heart, one thing becomes clear: All is fair in love and war.

Title In Europe's shadow : two Cold Wars and a thirty-year journey through Romania and beyond

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:05am
Author Kaplan, Robert D., 1952- author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title A bed of scorpions

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:05am
Author Flanders, Judith, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "Summer in London-the sun is finally shining, the flowers are in bloom, and life is humming merrily along for book editor Samantha Clair, off to lunch with her old friend, art-dealer Aidan Merriam. Humming merrily until she learns that his partner has just been found dead in their gallery, slumped over his desk with a gun in his hand. Could anything be worse? Oh yes, the police investigation is being led by Inspector Jake Field, who just happens to be Sam's new boyfriend. And Aidan, who just happens to be Sam's ex-boyfriend, wants Sam's help. Finding herself drawn into another investigation, Sam does the only sensible thing and calls her mother. Before long, Sam finds her loyalties stretched to the limit as she herself is threatened. Armed with nothing more than her trusty weapons of satire, cynicism and a stock of irrelevant information culled from novels, Sam races to find a killer who is determined to find her first in the newest fast-paced, uproarious novel in the critically acclaimed series from New York Times bestselling author Judith Flanders"-- Provided by publisher.

Title 3D CAD with Autodesk 123D : designing for 3D printing, laser cutting, and personal fabrication

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 7:04am
Author Au, Jesse Harrington, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title In a different key : the story of autism

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 7:04am
Author Donvan, John (John Joseph), 1955- author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "Nearly seventy-five years ago, Donald Triplett of Forest, Mississippi became the first child diagnosed with autism. Beginning with his family's odyssey, In a Different Key tells the extraordinary story of this often misunderstood condition, and of the civil rights battles waged by the families of those who have it. Unfolding over decades, it is a beautifully rendered history of ordinary people determined to secure a place in the world for those with autism--by liberating children from dank institutions, campaigning for their right to go to school, challenging expert opinion on what it means to have autism, and persuading society to accept those who are different. This is also a story of fierce controversies--from the question of whether there is truly an autism "epidemic, " and whether vaccines played a part in it; to scandals involving "facilitated communication, " one of many treatments that have proved to be blind alleys; to stark disagreements about whether scientists should pursue a cure for autism."-- Provided by publisher.

Title Willful disregard : a novel about love

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 7:04am
Author Andersson, Lena, 1970- author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
URL: Cover image 9781590517611.jpg
Summary "Ester Nilsson is a sensible person in a sensible relationship. Until the day she is asked to give a lecture on famous artist Hugo Rask. The man himself is in the audience, intrigued and clearly delighted by her fascination with him. When the two meet afterward, she is spellbound. Ester's life is then intrinsically linked to this meeting and the chain of events that unfolds. She leaves her boyfriend and throws herself into an imaginary relationship with Hugo. She falls deeply in love, and he consumes her thoughts. Indeed, in her own mind she's sure that she and Hugo are a couple. Slowly and painfully Ester comes to realize that her perception of the relationship is different from his. She's a woman who prides herself on having a rational and analytical mind, but in the face of her overpowering feelings for Hugo, she is too clever and too honest for her own good. Bitingly funny and darkly fascinating, Willful Disregard is a story about total and desperate devotion, and how willingly we betray ourselves in the pursuit of love"-- Provided by publisher.

Title The viscount risks it all : a prelude to a kiss novel

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 7:04am
Author Knightley, Erin, author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Series: The prelude to a kiss series
Format: Books
Summary Gavin Stark, Viscount Derington, learned his lesson when his childhood love was swept off her feet by another man before Dering could declare himself. Ever since, he has lived a life of no regrets-reaching for what he wants while never again allowing himself to lose his heart. If the experience taught him anything, it was never to risk what he wasn't willing to lose...Lady Felicity Danby had everything she ever wanted in life until the moment her husband died, turning her world upside down. A year and a half later, she is finally ready to return to Bath to spend the summer visiting family. She finds comfort in her old childhood friend, but is taken off guard when passion begins to simmer between them. She's already lost everything once-can she possibly risk her heart a second time?

Title After party.

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 7:04am
Author Disclafani, Anton.
Format: Books

Title Country road, a tree.

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 7:04am
Author Baker, Jo.
Format: Books

Title In another life

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 7:04am
Author Johnson, Julie Christine, author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title 121 first dates : how to succeed at online dating, fall in love, and live happily ever after (really!)

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 7:04am
Author Newman, Wendy, author.
Edition: First Atria Paperback/Beyond Words trade paperback edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "Based on years of research and 121 real-life first dates, relationship expert Wendy Newman dishes up practical wisdom for navigating the online dating trenches with grace, efficiency, and a strong dose of humor. Wendy Newman has made every imaginable dating mistake so you don't have to. Part guidebook, part personal tell-all, 121 First Dates chronicles Wendy's funny, real-life misadventures and the practical wisdom she gained from them. "-- Provided by publisher.

Title Hunger : a memoir of (my) body

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 7:04am
Author Gay, Roxane
Format: Books

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