New to the Collection

Title Egg

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 8:30am
Title Egg
Author Henkes, Kevin, author, illustrator.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary Three little birds crack their way out of eggs and fly away, leaving one egg sitting all alone until the three chicks come back and discover a friendly baby alligator has finally hatched.

Title Wolf in the snow

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 8:30am
Title Wolf in the snow
Author Cordell, Matthew, 1975- author, illustrator.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary When a wolf cub and little girl are lost in a snowstorm they must find their way home.

Title Northumberland.

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 8:23am
Title Northumberland.
Publication Date(s) 2015-2017
Series: Slow travel
Format: Continuing Resources

Title Auckland & the Bay of Islands road trips.

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 8:23am
Title Auckland & the Bay of Islands road trips.
Publication Date(s) 2016-2017
Series: Road trips
Format: Continuing Resources

Title Florence pocket guide.

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 8:23am
Title Florence pocket guide.
Publication Date(s) 2016-2017
Series: Insight guides, Insight guides pocket guide
Format: Continuing Resources

Title Under rose-tainted skies

Sat, 12/31/2016 - 8:16am
Title Under rose-tainted skies
Author Gornall, Louise, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary Will teenaged Norah, who is struggling with agoraphobia and OCD, accept that she could be the right one for sweet, funny Luke?

Title The sleepwalker : a novel

Sat, 12/31/2016 - 8:16am
Title The sleepwalker :
Author Bohjalian, Chris, 1960- author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary When a sleepwalker who has experienced episodes of near violence while unconscious goes missing, her eldest daughter, Lianna, finds herself drawn to a lead detective who seems to know more than he is revealing.

Title Lord Sebastian's secret

Sat, 12/31/2016 - 8:16am
Title Lord Sebastian's secret
Author Ashford, Jane.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: The Duke's sons
Format: Books
Summary Lord Sebastian Gresham is a battle-tested soldier and brilliant strategist. Yet all his life he's had to hide his complete failure to decipher letters. In his own mind, he's just stupid. What a miracle it is that he's found the perfect bride. Lady Georgina Stane is beautiful, witty, and brilliantly intelligent. Sebastian is head over heels in love, proud as a peacock, and terrified. If she finds out, he'll lose her love forever.

Title FEVER IN THE DARK

Sat, 12/31/2016 - 8:16am
Title FEVER IN THE DARK
Author Hart, Ellen
Format: Books

Title Fortunate Ones.

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 8:12am
Title Fortunate Ones.
Author Umansky, Ellen M.
Format: Books

Title Possessions.

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 8:12am
Title Possessions.
Author Murphy, Sara Flannery.
Format: Books

Title SIX FOUR

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 8:12am
Title SIX FOUR
Author Yokoyama, Hideo/ Lloyd-Davies, Jonathan (TRN)
Format: Books

Title Talons of power

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 8:12am
Title Talons of power
Author Sutherland, Tui, 1978- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: Wings of fire ; book 9
Format: Books
Summary The war is over. The false prophecy has been fulfilled. But the dragonets still have enemies. A dark evil, buried for centuries, is stirring.

Title THE DARK FLOOD RISES

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 8:12am
Title THE DARK FLOOD RISES
Author Drabble, Margaret, 1939- author.
Edition: First American edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016-2017
Format: Books
Summary "A magnificently mordant reckoning with mortality by the great British novelist Francesca Stubbs has a very full life. A highly regarded expert on housing for the elderly who is herself getting on in age, she drives restlessly round England, which is 'herlast love'. She wants to 'see it all before she dies'. Amid the professional conferences she attends, she fits in visits to old friends, brings home-cooked dinners to her ex-husband, texts her son, who is grieving over the sudden death of his girlfriend, and drops in on her daughter, a quirky young woman who lives in a floodplain in the West Country. The space between vitality and morality suddenly seems narrow, but Fran is not ready to settle yet, with a 'cat upon her knee'. She still prizes her 'frisson of autonomy', her belief in herself as a dynamic individual doing meaningful work in the world. This dark and glittering novel moves back and forth between an interconnected group of family and friends in England and a seemingly idyllic expat communityin the Canary Islands. It is set against a backdrop of rising flood tides in Britain and the seismic fragility of the Canaries, where we also observe the flow of immigrants from an increasingly war-torn Middle East. With Margaret Drabble's characteristicwit and deceptively simple prose, The Dark Flood Rises enthralls, entertains, and asks existential questions in equal measure. Of course, there is undeniable truth in Francesca's insight: 'Old age, it's a fucking disaster!'"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Disaster falls : a family story.

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 8:12am
Title Disaster falls :
Author Gerson, Stephane.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title The brain defense : murder in Manhattan and the dawn of neuroscience in America's courtrooms

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 8:12am
Title The brain defense :
Author Davis, Kevin (Kevin A.), author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "In 1991, the police were called to East 72nd St. in Manhattan, where a woman's body had fallen from a twelfth-story window. The woman's husband, Herbert Weinstein, soon confessed to having hit and strangled his wife after an argument, then dropping her body out of their apartment window to make it look like a suicide. The 65-year-old Weinstein, a quiet, unassuming retired advertising executive, had no criminal record, no history of violent behavior--not even a short temper. How, then, to explain this horrific act? Journalist Kevin Davis uses the perplexing story of the Weinstein murder to present a riveting, deeply researched exploration of the intersection of neuroscience and criminal justice. Shortly after Weinstein was arrested, an MRI revealed a cyst the size of an orange on his brain's frontal lobe, the part of the brain that governs judgment and impulse control. Weinstein's lawyer seized on that discovery, arguing that the cyst had impaired Weinstein's judgment and that he should not be held criminally responsible for the murder. It was the first case in the United States in which a judge allowed a scan showing a defendant's brain activity to be admitted as evidence to support a claim of innocence. The Weinstein case marked the dawn of a new era in America's courtrooms, raising complex and often troubling questions about how we define responsibility and free will, how we view the purpose of punishment, and how strongly we are willing to bring scientific evidence to bear on moral questions. Davis brings to light not only the intricacies of the Weinstein case but also the broader history linking brain injuries and aberrant behavior, from the bizarre stories of Phineas Gage and Charles Whitman, perpetrator of the 1966 Texas Tower massacre, to the role that brain damage may play in violence carried out by football players and troubled veterans of America's twenty-first century wars. The Weinstein case opened the door for a novel defense that continues to transform the legal system: Criminal lawyers are increasingly turning to neuroscience and introducing the effects of brain injuries--whether caused by trauma or by tumors, cancer, or drug or alcohol abuse--and arguing that such damage should be considered in determining guilt or innocence, the death penalty or years behind bars. As he takes stock of the past, present and future of neuroscience in the courts, Davis offers a powerful account of its potential and its hazards. Thought-provoking and brilliantly crafted, The Brain Defense marries a murder mystery complete with colorful characters and courtroom drama with a sophisticated discussion of how our legal system has changed--and must continue to change--as we broaden our understanding of the human mind"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Tell Me Everything You Don't Remember : The Stroke That Changed My Life

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 8:12am
Title Tell Me Everything You Don't Remember :
Author Lee, Christine Hyung-Oak
Format: Books

Title Long Shot : The Struggles and Triumphs of an Nba Freedom Fighter

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 8:12am
Title Long Shot :
Author Hodges, Craig/ Fanning, Rory/ Zirin, Dave (FRW)
Format: Books

Title Cold heart.

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 8:12am
Title Cold heart.
Author Pullen, Karen.
Format: Books

Title Frommer's Germany.

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 8:12am
Title Frommer's Germany.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Continuing Resources

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