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Never Forgotten

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Never Forgotten
Author: McKissack, Pat
Imprint: Prince Frederick, MD : : Recorded Books , Distributed by OneClick Digital
Call #: Downloadable Audiobook
Format: Book
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In eighteenth-century West Africa, a boy raised by his blacksmith father and the Mother Elements--Wind, Fire, Water, and Earth--is captured and taken to America as a slave.



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Between My Father and the King

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Between My Father and the King / New and Uncollected Stories
Author: Frame, Janet
Imprint: New York : : Counterpoint
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
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This brand new collection of 28 short stories spans the length of Frame's career and contains some of the best she wrote. None of these stories have been published in a collection before, and more than half are published for the first time in Between My Father and the King.The piece 'Gorse is Not People' caused Frame a setback in 1954, when Charles Brasch rejected it for publication in Landfall and, along with others for one reason or other, deliberately remained unpublished during her lifetime. Previously published pieces have appeared in Harper's Bazaar.



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The Dragon's Boy

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: The Dragon's Boy
Author: Yolen, Jane
Imprint: New York : : Open Road
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
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Before the legendary Arthur became king, he took lessons from a dragon. Artos is a lonely child, teased or ignored by the other boys in the castle of Sir Ector. One day, he follows Sir Ectors runaway hound into a mysterious, dark cave, where he encounters a dragon who offers him the gift of wisdom.Both frightened and intrigued, Artos becomes the dragons student and gains what hes always longed for: the friendship and respect of other boys. Under the guidance of the dragon, Artoss life begins to take shape in a way he could never have imagined. But has Artos really learned everything the dragon has to teach? And what does the dragon mean when he refers to him as Artos Pendragon, or Arthur son of dragon? This ebook features a personal history by Jane Yolen including rare images from the authors personal collection,as well as a note from the author about the making of the book.



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Between Man and Beast

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Between Man and Beast / An Unlikely Explorer, the Evolution Debates, and the African Adventure That Took the Victorian World by Storm
Author: Reel, Monte
Imprint: New York : : Books on Tape
Call #: Downloadable Audiobook
Format: Book
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The unbelievably riveting adventure of an unlikely young explorer who emerged from the jungles of Africa with evidence of a mysterious, still mythical beast--the gorilla--only to stumble straight into the center of the biggest debate of the day: Darwin's theory of evolution. In 1856 Paul Du Chaillu marched into the equatorial wilderness of West Africa determined to bag an animal that, according to legend, was nothing short of a monster. When he emerged three years later, the summation of his efforts only hinted at what he'd experienced in one of the most dangerous regions on earth. Armed with an astonishing collection of zoological specimens, Du Chaillu leapt from the physical challenges of the jungle straight into the center of the biggest issues of the time--the evolution debate, racial discourse, the growth of Christian fundamentalism--and helped push each to unprecedented intensities. He experienced instant celebrity, but with that fame came whispers--about his past, his credibility, and his very identity--which would haunt the young man. Grand in scope, immediate in detail, and propulsively readable, Between Man and Beast brilliantly combines Du Chaillu's personal journey with the epic tale of a world hovering on the sharp edge of transformation.



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We Live in Water

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: We Live in Water
Author: Walter, Jess
Imprint: [New York] : : Harper Audio
Call #: Downloadable Audiobook
Format: Book
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Walter's collection of short fiction the first collection of short fiction is a suite of diverse, often comic stories about personal struggle and diminished dreams, all of them marked by the wry wit and generosity of spirit that has made him one of our most talked-about writers.



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The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
Author: Mathis, Ayana
Imprint: New York : : Alfred A. KnopfDoubleday
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
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The story of an African American family held together with a mother's grit and monumental courage.



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What Makes This Book So Great

Thu, 08/22/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: What Makes This Book So Great
Author: Walton, Jo
Imprint: New York : : Tor
Call #: 813.08 W239
Format: Book
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"As any reader of Jo Walton's Among Others might guess, Walton is both an inveterate reader of SF and fantasy, and a chronic re-reader of books. In 2008, then-new science-fiction mega-site Tor.com asked Walton to blog regularly about her re-reading--about all kinds of older fantasy and SF, ranging from acknowledged classics, to guilty pleasures, to forgotten oddities and gems. These posts have consistently been among the most popular features of Tor.com. Now this volumes presents a selection of the best of them, ranging from short essays to long reassessments of some of the field's most ambitious series. Among Walton's many subjects here are the Zones of Thought novels of Vernor Vinge; the question of what genre readers mean by "mainstream"; the underappreciated SF adventures of C. J. Cherryh; the field's many approaches to time travel; the masterful science fiction of Samuel R. Delany; Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children; the early Hainish novels of Ursula K. Le Guin; and a Robert A. Heinlein novel you have most certainly never read. Over 130 essays in all, What Makes This Book So Great is an immensely readable, engaging collection of provocative, opinionated thoughts about past and present-day fantasy and science fiction, from one of our best writers"--



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One Good Dish

Thu, 08/22/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: One Good Dish
Author: Tanis, David
Imprint: New York : : Artisan
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
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Asian music for string quartet

Wed, 08/21/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Asian music for string quartet
Author: New Zealand String Quartet
Imprint: [Hong Kong] : : Naxos
Call #: CLASSICAL Collections New Asia
Format: Music CD
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Londoners

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Londoners / The Days and Nights of London Now--as Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Left It, and Long for It
Author: Taylor, Craig
Imprint: [Rothley, Leicestershire, England] : Prince Frederick, MD : [Prince Frederick, Md.] : : W.F. Howes, Ltd. , Distributed by Recorded Books , Distributed by OneClick Digital
Call #: Downloadable Audiobook
Format: Book
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A collection of interviews with contemporary Londoners from all parts of the city and all walks of life.



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Married Love

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Married Love / And Other Stories
Author: Hadley, Tessa
Imprint: [Rothley, Leicestershire, England] : Prince Frederick, MD : [Prince Frederick, Md.] : : W.F. Howes, Ltd. , Distributed by Recorded Books , Distributed by OneClick Digital
Call #: Downloadable Audiobook
Format: Book
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In the collection of short stories, Hadley examines the most intimate of family relationships in situations laced with humor, warmth, and emotion.



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RED FORTRESS

Mon, 08/19/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: RED FORTRESS / History and Illusion in the Kremlin
Author: Merridale, Catherine
Imprint: New York : : Henry Holt & Co and Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
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"A magisterial, richly detailed history of the Kremlin, and of the centuries of Russian elites who have shaped it--and been shaped by it in turnThe Kremlin is the heart of the Russian state, a fortress whose blood-red walls have witnessed more than eighthundred years of political drama and extraordinary violence. It has been the seat of a priestly monarchy and a worldly church; it has served as a crossroads for diplomacy, trade, and espionage; it has survived earthquakes, devastating fires, and at leastthree revolutions. Its very name is a byword for enduring power. From Ivan the Terrible to Vladimir Putin, generations of Russian leaders have sought to use the Kremlin to legitimize their vision of statehood.Drawing on a dazzling array of sources from hitherto unseen archives and rare collections, renowned historian Catherine Merridale traces the full history of this enigmatic fortress. The Kremlin has inspired innumerable myths, but no invented tales could be more dramatic than the operatic successionsand savage betrayals that took place within its vast compound of palaces and cathedrals. Today, its sumptuous golden crosses and huge electric red stars blaze side by side as the Kremlin fulfills its centuries-old role, linking the country's recent history to its distant past and proclaiming the eternal continuity of the Russian state.More than an absorbing history of Russia's most famous landmark, Red Fortress uses the Kremlin as a unique lens, bringing into focus the evolution of Russia's culture and the meaning of its politics"--



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Snoopy

Thu, 08/15/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Snoopy / Cowabunga!
Author: Schulz, Charles M.
Imprint: Kansas City : : Andrews McMeel Pub., LLC
Call #: J ON ORDER
Format: Book
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A new collection of Peanuts classics focused around Snoopy's adventures to master sports intended for humans.



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I MARRIED A WITCH

Tue, 08/13/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: I MARRIED A WITCH
Author:
Imprint: [United States] : : The Criterion Collection
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: DVD
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Many centuries after cursing the male descendants of the Salem puritan who sent her to the stake, this blonde bombshell with a broomstick finds herself drawn to one of them.



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Fried Walleye and Cherry Pie

Fri, 08/09/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Fried Walleye and Cherry Pie / Midwestern Writers on Food
Author:
Imprint: Lincoln, [Nebraska] : : University of Nebraska Press
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
Series: At table series, At table
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"A collection of essays exploring the foods and food culture of the American Midwest"--



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Collected Early Stories

Wed, 08/07/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Collected Early Stories
Author: Updike, John
Imprint: New York : : Library of America
Call #: F UPDIKE, J.
Format: Book
Series: Library of America
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Yes, and

Thu, 08/01/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Yes, and / Daily Meditations
Author: Rohr, Richard
Imprint: Cincinnati, Ohio : : Franciscan Media
Call #: 242.2 R739
Format: Book
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"Featuring meditations for every day of the year, Yes, and... provides a comprehensive collection of Richard Rohr's thought and teaching, based on seven themes"--From publisher description.



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We Were There

Wed, 07/31/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: We Were There / Revelations from the Dallas Doctors Who Attended to JFK on November 22, 1963
Author: Childs, Allen
Imprint: New York, NY : : Skyhorse Publishing
Call #: 973.922 C537
Format: Book
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There are few days in American history so immortalized in public memory as November 22, 1963, the date of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Adding to the wealth of information about this tragic day is We Were There, a truly unique collection of firsthand accounts from the doctors and staff on scene at the hospital where JFK was immediately taken after he was shot.With the help of his former fellow staff members at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dr. Allen Childs recreates the horrific day, from the president's arrival in Dallas to the public announcement of his death.



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The Smurfs

Wed, 07/31/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: The Smurfs / The Legend of Smurfy Hollow
Author:
Imprint: Culver City, Calif. : : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Call #: J ON ORDER
Format: DVD
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Taken from Washington Irving short stories, contained in his collection, The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent, The Smurfs have a mystery!



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A Coalition of Lions

Tue, 07/30/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: A Coalition of Lions
Author: Wein, Elizabeth
Imprint: New York : : Open Road
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
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Caught between two kingdoms, Princess Goewin must balance the demands of leadership with those of her own happinessWith her own kingdom in upheaval and her vicious aunt out for blood, Goewin, princess of Britain and daughter of High King Artos, flees to the British-allied African kingdom of Aksum. There, she meets with her fianc\u00e9, Constantine, Britains ambassador to Aksum, who is next in line for the throne of Britain. But Aksum is undergoing its own political turmoil, and Goewin soon finds herself trapped between two countries, with the well-being of each at stake. When she learns of another heir to the British throne, she must handle the precarious situation with great care--for the sake of her own happiness as well as for the safety of her people.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Elizabeth Wein including rare images from the authors personal collection.



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