New to the Collection

Title Rest in peace : a planning guide for the inevitable

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 9:18am
Title Rest in peace :
Author Walts, Charles, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary Shares advice for placing one's own affairs in order pre-death so as to place less of a burden on one's survivors, detailing how to compose a will, advance directive, and powers of attorney notices.

Title THE LIGHTHOUSE

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 9:18am
Title THE LIGHTHOUSE
Author Roca, Paco
Format: Books

Title THE GOLDEN PASSPORT : HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL, THE LIMITS OF CAPITALISM, AND THE MORAL FAILURE OF THE MBA ELITE

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 9:18am
Title THE GOLDEN PASSPORT :
Author McDonald, Duff
Format: Books

Title Phantom pains

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 9:16am
Title Phantom pains
Author Baker, Mishell, author.
Edition: First Edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: Arcadia project ; 2
Format: Books

Title Terms and Conditions

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 9:16am
Title Terms and Conditions
Author Sikoryak, R.
Format: Books

Title Betrayed

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 9:16am
Title Betrayed
Author Olson, Karen E.
Format: Books

Title Deadliest enemy : our war against killer germs.

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 9:16am
Title Deadliest enemy :
Author Osterholm, Michael T.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Comic book history 3

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 9:16am
Title Comic book history 3
Author Nicholson, Hope.
Format: Books

Title The Talker Stories.

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 9:16am
Title The Talker
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Bitter harvest

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 9:16am
Title Bitter harvest
Author Tyson, Wendy, 1969- author.
Edition: First edition. Trade paperback edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: Greenhouse mysteries ; book 2
Format: Books
Summary Megan Sawyer should be shouting from the barn roof. Washington Acres survived its first year, the café has become a hotspot for locals, and Winsome's sexy Scottish veterinarian is making house calls--only not for the animals. But as summer slips into fall and Winsome prepares for its grand Oktoberfest celebration, beer isn't the only thing brewing. When the town's pub owner is killed in a freak accident, Megan suspects something sinister is afoot in Winsome--but no one is listening. As nights grow longer and temperatures chill, Megan must plow through Winsome's fixation with autumn festivities to harvest the truth--before another dead body marks the season.

Title Kings of the wyld

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 9:16am
Title Kings of the wyld
Author Eames, Nicholas, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: The band
Format: Books
Summary "Clay Cooper and his band were once the best of the best -- the meanest, dirtiest, most feared crew of mercenaries this side of the Heartwyld. Their glory days long past, the mercs have grown apart and grown old, fat, drunk - or a combination of the three. Then an ex-bandmate turns up at Clay's door with a plea for help. His daughter Rose is trapped in a city besieged by an enemy one hundred thousand strong and hungry for blood. Rescuing Rose is the kind of mission that only the very brave or the very stupid would sign up for. It's time to get the band back together for one last tour across the Wyld"-- Provided by publisher.

Title The Bridge.

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 9:16am
Title The Bridge.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title THE UNDATEABLE

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 9:16am
Title THE UNDATEABLE
Author Title, Sarah
Format: Books

Title Russia in revolution : an Empire in crisis, 1890 to 1928

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 9:16am
Title Russia in revolution :
Author Smith, S. A. (Stephen Anthony), 1952- author.
Edition: First Edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary The Russian Revolution of 1917 transformed the face of the Russian empire, politically, economically, socially, and culturally, and also profoundly affected the course of world history for the rest of the twentieth century. Now, to mark the centenary of this epochal event, historian Steve Smith presents a panoramic account of the history of the Russian empire, from the last years of the nineteenth century, through the First World War and the revolutions of 1917 and the establishment of the Bolshevik regime, to the end of the 1920s, when Stalin simultaneously unleashed violent collectivization of agriculture and crash industrialization upon Russian society. Drawing on recent archivally-based scholarship, Russia in Revolution pays particular attention to the varying impact of the Revolution on the various groups that made up society: peasants, workers, non-Russian nationalities, the army, women and the family, young people, and the Church. 0In doing so, it provides a fresh way into the big, perennial questions about the Revolution and its consequences: why did the attempt by the tsarist government to implement political reform after the 1905 Revolution fail; why did the First World War bring about the collapse of the tsarist system; why did the attempt to create a democratic system after the February Revolution of 1917 not get off the ground; why did the Bolsheviks succeed in seizing and holding on to power; why did they come out victorious from a punishing civil war; why did the New Economic Policy they introduced in 1921 fail; and why did Stalin come out on top in the power struggle inside the Bolshevik party after Lenin's death in 1924. A final chapter then reflects on the larger significance of 1917 for the history of the twentieth century - and, for all its terrible flaws, what the promise of the Revolution might mean for us today.

Title Frogkisser!

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 9:16am
Title Frogkisser!
Author Nix, Garth, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary Princess Anya has a big problem: Duke Rikard, her step-stepfather is an evil wizard who wants to rule the kingdom and has a habit of changing people into frogs, and her older sister Morven, the heir, is a wimp--so with the help of the librarian Gotfried (who turns into an owl when he is upset), and the Royal Dogs, she must find away to defeat Rikard, save her sister, and maybe even turn Prince Denholm back into a human being.

Title THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN CARSON IN SEVERAL QUARTERS OF THE WORLD : A NOVEL OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 9:15am
Title THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN CARSON IN SEVERAL QUARTERS OF THE WORLD :
Author Doyle, Brian, 1956 November 6- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "The young Robert Louis Stevenson, living in a boarding house in San Francisco while waiting for his beloved's divorce from her feckless husband, dreamed of writing a soaring novel about his landlady's adventurous and globe-trotting husband--but he nevergot around to it. And very soon thereafter he was married, headed home to Scotland, and on his way to becoming the most famous novelist in the world, after writing such classics as Treasure Island, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Kidnapped. But now Brian Doyle brings Stevenson's untold tale to life, braiding the adventures of seaman John Carson with those of a young Stevenson, wandering the streets of San Francisco, gathering material for his fiction, and yearning for his beloved across the bay. An adventure tale, an elegy to one of the greatest writers of our language, a time-traveling plunge into The City by the Bay during its own energetic youth, The Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World is entertaining, poignant, and sensual"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Perfect days in ... Iceland.

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 9:15am
Title Perfect days in ... Iceland.
Publication Date(s) 2016-2017
Series: Travel with insider tips, Spiral guide
Format: Continuing Resources

Title There are more beautiful things than Beyonce

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 9:15am
Title There are more beautiful things than Beyonce
Author Parker, Morgan, author.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title WILD NIGHTS : HOW TAMING SLEEP CREATED OUR RESTLESS WORLD

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 9:15am
Title WILD NIGHTS :
Author Reiss, Benjamin, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Why the modern world forgot how to sleep Why is sleep frustrating for so many people? While human history presents a vast diversity of sleeping styles, today we define a good night's sleep very narrowly: eight hours in one shot, sealed off in private bedrooms, children apart from parents. These sleeping rules have become ingrained in our culture over the past two hundred years, yet few seem able to live by them. For the world's poor, modern sleep is full of financial and physical risk, and even the well-off require drugs and gadgets to regulate waking and sleeping. Taming sleep is big business, but it has come at enormous cost to our well-being. In Wild Nights, Benjamin Reiss draws on centuries of literary, medical, and scientific writings to show how ordinary lives were upended as sleep became modern. In so doing, he offers hope to weary readers: as sleep was transformed once before, so too can it change today"-- Provided by publisher. "Humans have slept since the dawn of our species. And yet the way humans sleep across history has changed dramatically, most disastrously in our own modern era. For the last two centuries sleep, the industrialized West has reduced sleep to one narrow definition: hours of unbroken slumber, in a private chamber, alone or with at most one additional partner. And this artificial cultural definition is now spreading around the world. We've gained much from this sleeping revolution--privacy and security and independence--but along the way added a whole new host of problems: the explosion of sleep disorders, sleep anxieties, and life-style diseases connected to exhaustion and sleeplessness; the devastating rise in addiction to both sleeping pills and caffeine; the nightmarish nightly-battles faced by parents enforcing artificial 'bed times' for children. Our modern world may be founded on taming sleep; and yet our collective exhaustion reveals the extraordinary costs we've all paid"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Octavia E. Butler's Kindred : a graphic novel adaptation

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 9:15am
Title Octavia E. Butler's Kindred :
Author Duffy, Damian, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary Dana, a young black writer, can't explain how she is transported across time and space from her house in 1970s California to a plantation in Maryland and the frightening world of the antebellum South. But she does quickly understand why: to deal with the troubles of Rufus, a conflcted white slaveholder--and her progenitor. Her very existence depends on it. This graphic-novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butler's classic is a powerfully moving, unflinching look at the violent, disturbing effects of slavery on the people it chained together, both black and white--and made kindred in the deepest sense of the word.

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