New to the Collection

Title I am your judge : a novel

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 8:59am
Author Neuhaus, Nele author
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary Police Detective Pia Kirchhoff is about to leave on her long-delayed honeymoon when she receives a phone call. An elderly woman has been shot and killed while walking her dog. A short while later another murder is committed and the modus operandi is eerily similar--a woman is killed by a bullet that smashes through her kitchen window...and in both cases the same weapon fired the shot. Two more murders follow in short order. None of the victims had enemies and no one knows why they were singled out. As fear of the Taunus Sniper grows among the local residents, the pressure rises on Detective Kirchhoff. She and her partner, Oliver von Bodenstein, search for a suspect who appears to murder at will, but as the investigation progresses, the police officers uncover a human tragedy. I am Your Judge is tightly plotted, and delivers surprise twists at every turn with a story that is ripped from the headlines.

Title What was mine : a novel

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 8:59am
Author Ross, Helen Klein.
Edition: First Gallery Books trade paperback edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "Simply told but deeply affecting, in the bestselling tradition of Alice McDermott and Tom Perrotta, this urgent novel unravels the heartrending yet unsentimental tale of a woman who kidnaps a baby in a superstore--and gets away with it for twenty-one years. Lucy Wakefield is a seemingly ordinary woman who does something extraordinary in a desperate moment: she takes a baby girl from a shopping cart and raises her as her own. It's a secret she manages to keep for over two decades--from her daughter, the babysitter who helped raise her, family, coworkers, and friends. When Lucy's now-grown daughter Mia discovers the devastating truth of her origins, she is overwhelmed by confusion and anger and determines not to speak again to the mother who raised her. She reaches out to her birth mother for a tearful reunion, and Lucy is forced to flee to China to avoid prosecution. What follows is a ripple effect that alters the lives of many and challenges our understanding of the very meaning of motherhood. Author Helen Klein Ross, whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, weaves a powerful story of upheaval and resilience told from the alternating perspectives of Lucy, Mia, Mia's birth mother, and others intimately involved in the kidnapping. What Was Mine is a compelling tale of motherhood and loss, of grief and hope, and the life-shattering effects of a single, irrevocable moment"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Genius of birds.

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 8:59am
Author Ackerman, Jennifer.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Square wave.

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 8:59am
Author De Silva, Mark.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Seeing red.

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 8:59am
Author Meruane, Lina.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Darkening trapeze : last poems

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 8:59am
Author Levis, Larry, author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Incidents of travel in poetry : new and selected poems

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 8:59am
Author Lima, Frank, 1939-
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "Incidents of Travel in Poetry is the first collection by Latino New York School poet Frank Lima in almost 20 years. In addition to a generous selection of his published books, Incidents contains a wealth of previously unpublished new material, tracing his development from his early gritty portrayals of Spanish Harlem street life to his later abstractly lyrical mode"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Rough knowledge

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 8:59am
Author Poreba, Christine.
Format: Books

Title Sentenced to life : poems 2011--2014

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 8:59am
Author James, Clive, 1939- author.
Edition: First American edition.
Publication Date(s) 2015-2016
Format: Books
Summary "Represent[s] the very best work James has ever done in verse."--Jason Guriel, New Republic. In this new collection of "technically and emotionally heart-stopping poems" (Spectator)--including "Japanese Maple, " which was published in The New Yorker to great acclaim--Clive James looks back over an extraordinarily rich life with a clear-eyed and unflinching honesty. There are regrets but no trace of self-pity in these verses, which--for all their grappling with death and illness--are primarily a celebration of what is treasurable and memorable in our time here. Again and again, James reminds us that he is not only a poet of effortless wit and lyric accomplishment but also an immensely wise one, who delights in using poetic form to bring a razor-sharp focus to his thought. Miraculously, these poems see James writing with his insight and energy not just undiminished but positively charged by his situation. The poems of Sentenced to Life represent a career high point for one of the greatest literary intellects of our age.

Title The good goodbye : a novel

Sun, 01/10/2016 - 8:53am
Author Buckley, Carla (Carla S.), author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary For fans of Jodi Picoult comes an enthralling domestic thriller about the lies we tell, and let ourselves believe, in the name of love. The first thing you should know is that everyone lies. The second thing is that it matters. On her way to her nineteenth wedding anniversary celebration, Natalie Falcone leaves the struggling restaurant she owns with her brother-in-law, Vince. She doesn t speak to him on her way out; they haven't spoken in months. But out on the sidewalk, she gets a phone call every mother dreads: It's from the emergency room where her daughter, Arden, attends college. Arden's been in a fire, along with Natalie's niece, Rory--Vince's daughter and Arden's best friend. Natalie rushes to the hospital and learns that both Arden and Rory lie unconscious, and that another student has died in the blaze. The police suspect arson. As the investigation mounts, Natalie struggles to piece together the elusive details of Arden's and Rory's freshman year. Growing up, Rory was charming, popular, and charismatic, while Arden was artistic, perceptive, and reserved. They were different yet inseparable, more like sisters than cousins. But the case unearths a different portrait of a complex friendship, a love triangle, a fight, and a girl who was struggling more than anyone realized. To discover what really happened that tragic night, Natalie's and Vince's families must confront the one truth that ultimately emerges: Nothing is ever exactly what it seems.

Title Empty hell.

Sun, 01/10/2016 - 8:53am
Author White, Dave.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Good girls

Sun, 01/10/2016 - 8:53am
Author Hirshberg, Glen, 1966-
Edition: First Edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
URL: Cover image http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/467/9780765337467/image/lgcover.9780765337467.jpg
Summary "Three time International Horror Guild and Shirley Jackson Award Winner Glen Hirshberg brings his flair for the grim, grisly, and emotionally harrowing to this standalone sequel to Motherless Child. Reeling from the violent death of her daughter and a confrontation with the Whistler the monster who wrecked her life Jess has fled the South for a tiny college town in New Hampshire. There she huddles in a fire-blackened house with her crippled lover, her infant grandson, and the creature that was once her daughter's best friend, who may or may not be a threat. Rebecca, an orphan undergrad caring for Jess's grandson, finds in Jess' house the promise of a family she has never known, but also a terrifying secret. Meanwhile, unhinged and unmoored, the Whistler watches from the rooftops and awaits his moment. And deep in the Mississippi Delta, the evil that spawned him stirs."-- Provided by publisher.

Title Ballad of black Tom.

Sun, 01/10/2016 - 8:53am
Author LaValle, Victor.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title The unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall

Sun, 01/10/2016 - 8:53am
Author Dolley, Chris.
Format: Books

Title The lady with the Borzoi : Blanche Knopf, literary tastemaker extraordinaire

Sun, 01/10/2016 - 8:53am
Author Claridge, Laura P., author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
URL: Cover image http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/251/9780374114251/image/lgcover.9780374114251.jpg
Summary "Left off her company's fifth anniversary tribute but described by Thomas Mann as "the soul of the firm, " Blanche Knopf began her career when she founded Alfred A. Knopf with her husband in 1915. With her finger on the pulse of a rapidly changing culture, Blanche quickly became a driving force behind the firm. A conduit to the literature of Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance, Blanche also legitimized the hard-boiled detective fiction of writers such as Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, and Raymond Chandler; signed and nurtured literary authors like Willa Cather, Elizabeth Bowen, and Muriel Spark; acquired momentous works of journalism by John Hersey and William Shirer; and introduced American readers to Albert Camus, André Gide, and Simone de Beauvoir, giving these French writers the benefit of her consummate editorial taste. As Knopf celebrates its centennial, Laura Claridge looks back at the firm's beginnings and the dynamic woman who helped to define American letters for the twentieth century. Drawing on a vast cache of papers, Claridge also captures Blanche's "witty, loyal, and amusing" personality, and her charged yet oddly loving relationship with her husband. An intimate and often surprising biography, The Lady with the Borzoi is the story of an ambitious, seductive, and impossibly hardworking woman who was determined not to be overlooked or easily categorized"-- Provided by publisher. "Based on exclusive access to papers amassed by Susan Sheehan and Peter Prescott over the course of a quarter-century, this will be the definitive life of the legendary publisher"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Sara Moultons Home Cooking 101 : How to Make Everything Taste Better.

Sun, 01/10/2016 - 8:53am
Author Moulton Sara.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title The flower workshop : lessons in arranging blooms, branches, fruits, and foraged materials

Sun, 01/10/2016 - 8:53am
Author Chezar, Ariella, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Hot pterodactyl boyfriend

Sun, 01/10/2016 - 8:53am
Author Cumyn, Alan.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary Everything changes for a teenaged girl with a perfectly controlled life when she falls for the hot new first-ever interspecies transfer student, a pterodactyl named Pyke.

Title Call of the primes : surprising patterns, peculiar puzzles, and other marvels of mathematics.

Sun, 01/10/2016 - 8:53am
Author O'Shea, Owen.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Gene : an intimate history

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 11:50am
Author Mukherjee, Siddhartha
Format: Books

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