New to the Collection

Title Mounting frustration.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 7:01am
Author Cahan, Susan E.
Format: Books

Title Orchard Grove

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 7:01am
Author Zandri, Vincent, author.
Edition: First hardcover edition
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "Sometimes fences make for nice neighbors. Other times they hide the evil within. Orchard Grove is a town like any other, with quiet neighborhoods and apple groves... though Ethan, the depressed screenplay writer, and his secretive wife, Susan, would tell you differently. So would the seductive serial killer living right next door...."--Dust jacket, p. [2]

Title The high places : stories

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 7:01am
Author McFarlane, Fiona, 1978- author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
URL: Cover image http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/046/9780865478046/image/lgcover.9780865478046.jpg
Summary "What a terrible thing at a time like this: to own a house, and the trees around it. Janet sat rigid in her seat. The plane lifted from the city and her house fell away, consumed by the other houses. Janet worried about her own particular garden and her emptied refrigerator and her lamps that had been timed to come on at six.So begins "Mycenae," a story in The High Places, Fiona McFarlane's first story collection. Her stories skip across continents, eras, and genres to chart the borderlands of emotional life. In "Mycenae," she describes a middle-aged couple's disastrous vacation with old friends. In "Good News for Modern Man," a scientist lives on a small island with only a colossal squid and the ghost of Charles Darwin for company. And in the title story, an Australian farmer turns to Old Testament methods to relieve a fatal drought. Each story explores what Flannery O'Connor called "mystery and manners." The collection dissects the feelings--longing, contempt, love, fear--that animate our existence and hints at a reality beyond the smallness of our lives.Salon's Laura Miller called McFarlane's The Night Guest "a novel of uncanny emotional penetration. How could anyone so young portray so persuasively what it feels like to look back on a lot more life than you can see in front of you?" The High Places is further evidence of McFarlane's preternatural talent, a debut collection that reads like the selected works of a literary great"-- Provided by publisher. "A debut short-story collection from the author of The Night Guest"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Big picture : on the origins of life, meaning, and the universe itself.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 7:01am
Author Carroll, Sean.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title A Different Kind of Daughter The Girl Who Hid from the Taliban in Plain Sight.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 7:01am
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title An honorable man : a novel

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 7:01am
Author Vidich, Paul.
Edition: First Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books hardcover edition
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "This gripping first novel in a spy thriller series, set in Washington D.C. at the height of the Red Scare, investigates a double agent in the CIA whose betrayals threaten to compromise the two lead investigators, the Agency, and the entire nation" -- Provided by publisher.

Title REMAKING THE AMERICAN PATIENT : HOW MADISON AVENUE AND MODERN MEDICINE TURNED PATIENTS INTO CONSUMERS

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 7:01am
Author Tomes, Nancy, 1952- author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Series: Studies in social medicine
Format: Books

Title STEALING THE COUNTESS

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 7:01am
Author Housewright, David
Format: Books

Title THE COSMOPOLITANS

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 7:01am
Author Schulman, Sarah
Format: Books

Title THE FOX WAS EVER THE HUNTER : A NOVEL

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 7:01am
Author Müller, Herta, 1953- author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
URL: Cover image
Summary "An early masterpiece from the winner of the Nobel Prize hailed as the laureate of life under totalitarianism. Romania--the last months of the Ceausescu regime. Adina is a young schoolteacher. Paul is a musician. Clara works in a wire factory. Pavel is Clara's lover. But one of them works for the secret police and is reporting on all of the group.One day Adina returns home to discover that her fox fur rug has had its tail cut off. On another occasion it's the hindleg. Then a foreleg. The mutilated fur isa sign that she is being tracked by the secret police--the fox was ever the hunter.Images of photographic precision combine into a kaleidoscope of terror as Adina and her friends struggle to keep mind and body intact in a world pervaded by complicity andpermeated with fear, where it's hard to tell victim from perpetrator.In The Fox Was Always a Hunter, Herta Müller once again uses language that displays the "concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose"--as the Swedish Academy noted upon awardingher the Nobel Prize--to create a hauntingly cinematic portrayal of the corruption of the soul under totalitarianism"-- Provided by publisher.

Title THE MOTHER

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 7:01am
Author Edwards, Yvvette
Format: Books

Title THE SPORT OF KINGS

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 7:01am
Author Morgan, C. E., 1976- author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "Hellsmouth, a willful thoroughbred filly with the blood of Triple Crown winners flowing through her veins, has the legacy of the Forges riding on her. One of the oldest and proudest families in Kentucky, the Forge family is as mythic as the history of the South itself. Descended from one of the first settlers to brave the Gap, Henry Forge, through an act of naked ambition, is attempting to blaze a new path, breeding horses on the family's crop farm. His daughter, Henrietta, becomes his partner in the endeavor, although she has desires of her own. Their conflict escalates when Allmon Shaughnessy, a black man fresh from prison, comes to work in the stables, and the ugliness of the farm's past and the exigencies of appetite become evident. Together, the three stubbornly try to create a new future through sheer will--one that isn't written in their very fabric--while they mold Hellsmouth into a champion.The Sport of Kings has the grace of a parable and the force of an epic. A majestic story of speed and hunger, racism and justice, this novel is an astonishment from start to finish. A vital new voice, C. E. Morgan has crafted an American myth, a contemporary portrait of the scars of the past that run through a family, and of our desperate need to escape our history, to subsume it with pleasure--or to rise above it with glory"-- Provided by publisher. "A contemporary portrait of a family subsumed by the scars of slavery"-- Provided by publisher.

Title The name of God is mercy : a conversation with Andrea Tornielli ; translated from the Italian by Oonagh Stransky.

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 6:59am
Author Francis, Pope, 1936- interviewee.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "In his first official book published as Pope, in celebration of his Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis here addresses all humanity in an intimate and personal dialogue. At the center of this book is the subject closest to his heart--mercy--which has long been the cornerstone of his faith and is now the central teaching of his papacy. These pages resonate with a desire to reach all those souls who are looking for meaning in life, a road to peace and reconciliation, and the healing of physical and spiritual wounds,"--Amazon.com.

Title Handmade soap book : easy soapmaking with natural ingredients

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 6:59am
Author Coss, Melinda, 1949- author.
Edition: Updated second edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "Create your own soaps and bathtime luxuries using only natural ingredients and very little specialist equipment. Create the perfect gift for family and friends, kids and grown-ups.This book features a huge range of exotic and tempting ingredients, such as peach, peppermint, ylang ylang, cinnamon and chocolate, and includes recipes for shampoo bars, body splashes and bath creams."--Amazon.com

Title Robert b. parker's slow burn.

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 6:59am
Author Atkins, Ace.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Girl from summer hill

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 6:59am
Author Deveraux, Jude
Format: Computer file

Title The good liar : a novel

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 6:59am
Author Searle, Nicholas.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "Veteran con artist Roy spots an obvious easy mark when he meets Betty, a wealthy widow, online. In no time at all, he's moved into Betty's lovely cottage and is preparing to accompany her on a romantic trip to Europe. Betty's grandson disapproves of their blossoming relationship, but Roy is sure this scheme will be a success. He knows what he's doing" -- provided by publisher.

Title Wilde lake.

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 6:59am
Author Lippman, Laura.
Format: Books

Title THE SECOND LIFE OF NICK MASON

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 6:59am
Author Hamilton, Steve
Format: Books

Title Valiant ambition : George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the fate of the American Revolution

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 6:59am
Author Philbrick, Nathaniel
Format: Books

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