New to the Collection

Title HORACE WINTER SAYS GOODBYE

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 9:49am
Title HORACE WINTER SAYS GOODBYE
Author Bowman, Conor
Format: Books

Title The Unlikelies

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 9:49am
Title The Unlikelies
Author Firestone, Carrie, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Sadie Sullivan's pre-senior year summer changes for the better when she and four other teens band together to right local wrongs, but the Unlikelies and their heady new friendships soon face obstacles that could tear them apart"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Cuba's revolutionary world

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 9:49am
Title Cuba's revolutionary world
Author Brown, Jonathan C. (Jonathan Charles), 1942- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary On January 2, 1959, Fidel Castro, the rebel comandante who had just overthrown Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista, addressed a crowd of jubilant supporters. Recalling the failed popular uprisings of past decades, Castro assured them that this time "the real Revolution" had arrived. As Jonathan Brown shows in this capacious history of the Cuban Revolution, Castro's words proved prophetic not only for his countrymen but for Latin America and the wider world. Cuba's Revolutionary World examines in forensic detail how the turmoil that rocked a small Caribbean nation in the 1950s became one of the twentieth century's most transformative events. Initially, Castro's revolution augured well for democratic reform movements gaining traction in Latin America. But what had begun promisingly veered off course as Castro took a heavy hand in efforts to centralize Cuba's economy and stamp out private enterprise. Embracing the Soviet Union as an ally, Castro and his lieutenant Che Guevara sought to export the socialist revolution abroad through armed insurrection. Castro's provocations inspired intense opposition. Cuban anticommunists who had fled to Miami found a patron in the CIA, which actively supported their efforts to topple Castro's regime. The unrest fomented by Cuban-trained leftist guerrillas lent support to Latin America's military castes, who promised to restore stability. Brazil was the first to succumb to a coup in 1964; a decade later, military juntas governed most Latin American states. Thus did a revolution that had seemed to signal the death knell of dictatorship in Latin America bring about its tragic opposite.-- Provided by publisher.

Title Incredible crime

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 9:49am
Title Incredible crime
Author Austen-Leigh, Lois.
Format: Books

Title COCKFOSTERS : stories

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 9:49am
Title COCKFOSTERS :
Author Simpson, Helen, 1957- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "A wickedly wry, tender new collection from one of our finest internationally acclaimed short story writers. Nine virtuoso stories that take up the preoccupations and fixations of time's passing and of middle age and that take us from today's London andBerlin to the wild west of the USA and the wilder shores of Mother Russia; stories finely balanced between devastation and optimism. In the title story, long-ago school pals take the London Underground to the end of the Piccadilly line--Cockfosters Station--to retrieve a lost pair of newly prescribed bifocals ("The worst thing about needing glasses is the bumbling, " says Julie. "I've turned into a bumbler overnight. Me! I run marathons!"); each station stop prompting reflections on their shared past, present, and possible futures. In "Erewhon, " a gender-role flip: after having sex with his wife, who has turned over and instantly fallen asleep, a man lies awake fretting about his body shape, his dissatisfaction with sex, his children, his role in the marriage. In "Kythera, " lemon drizzle cake is a mother's ritual preparation for her (now grown) daughter's birthday as she conjures up memories of all the birthday cakes she has made for her, each one more poignant than the last; this new cake becoming a memento mori, an act of love, and a symbol of transformation... And in "Berlin, " a fiftysomething couple on a "Ring package" to Germany spend four evenings watching Wagner's epic, recalling their life together, reckoning with the husband's infidelity, the wife noting the similarity between their marriage and the Ring Cycle itself: "I'm glad I stuck it out but I'd never want to sit through it again.""-- Provided by publisher. "Helen Simpson's sixth collection of short stories"-- Provided by publisher.

Title FINGERPRINTS OF PREVIOUS OWNERS

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 9:49am
Title FINGERPRINTS OF PREVIOUS OWNERS
Author Entel, Rebecca
Format: Books

Title My lovely wife in the psych ward : a memoir

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 9:49am
Title My lovely wife in the psych ward :
Author Lukach, Mark, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "A heart-wrenching, yet hopeful, memoir of a young marriage that is redefined by mental illness and affirms the power of love. Mark and Giulia's life together began as a storybook romance. The fell in love at eighteen, married at twenty-four, and were living their dream life in San Francisco. When Giulia was twenty-seven, she suffered a terrifying and unexpected psychotic break that landed her in the psych ward for nearly a month. Eventually, Giulia fully recovered, and the couple had a son. But, soon after Jonas was born, Giulia had another breakdown, and then a third a few years after that. Pushed to the edge of the abyss, everything the couple had once taken for granted was upended. A story of the fragility of the mind, and the tenacity of the human spirit, this book is, above all, a love story that raises profound questions: How do we care for the people we love? What and who do we live for?"-- Provided by publisher.

Title AMERICAN FIRE : LOVE, ARSON, AND LIFE IN A VANISHING LAND

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 9:49am
Title AMERICAN FIRE :
Author Hesse, Monica
Format: Books

Title THE BOY WHO LOVED TOO MUCH : A TRUE STORY OF PATHOLOGICAL FRIENDLINESS

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 9:49am
Title THE BOY WHO LOVED TOO MUCH :
Author Latson, Jennifer, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title The interview

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 9:49am
Title The interview
Author Fior, Manuele, author, illustrator.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Italy, 2048. One generation feels old, tired, finished. The younger advances new values and models of cohabitation and family. In the sky, strange, bright triangles appear to bear mysterious messages from an extraterrestrial civilization. This new graphic novel, from the author of 5,000 KM Per Second, is a science fiction story that eschews the stars in favor of the delicate, nuanced world of human emotion. It's a moving story about the passage of time and the commonalities and differences across and within generations." -- From back cover.

Title UNION JACK : JOHN F. KENNEDY'S SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GREAT BRITAIN

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 9:49am
Title UNION JACK :
Author Sandford, Christopher, 1956- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title PERDITION / A NOVEL OF SUSPENSE

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 9:49am
Title PERDITION
Author Reid, R. Jean, 1955- author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: A Nell McGraw investigation ; #2
Format: Books

Title SILVER HITCH

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 9:49am
Title SILVER HITCH
Author Greenlaw, Linda, 1960- author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: A Jane Bunker mystery ; 3
Format: Books
Summary "Jane Bunker thought she'd escaped the pollution, noise, and dead bodies of the big city when she left her job as a Miami homicide detective and moved back to the idyllic town of Green Haven, Maine. But through her work as a marine insurance investigator, it appears she's left behind the bustle of the city, but not the murder. When Jane is called to the remote Acadia Island to assess the damages from a house fire, she also finds a badly burned body in the charred rubble, and it turns out that the victim is the owner of the house, a wealthy woman who just happens to be one of the most hated women in town. As Jane investigates further, she becomes embroiled in a plot as thick as New England clam chowder, which involves convicted felons, a real estate scam, and the deep conflicts between the locals and the summer folks. On top of trying to find what might be a murderer on the loose, Jane is still living with her bonkers landlords, the Vickersons, who are delighted when Jane finds out that her brother Wally (who has Down's syndrome) is going to move in with them, after losing his assisted living arrangement. It's all Jane can do to keep all the moving pieces together, much less figure out who would want to burn someone alive--and why"-- Provided by publisher.

Title THE CRIME WRITER

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 9:49am
Title THE CRIME WRITER
Author Dawson, Jill
Format: Books

Title DEAR CYBORGS : A NOVEL

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 9:49am
Title DEAR CYBORGS :
Author Lim, Eugene, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "A fractal fable about the possibility and power of protest as told by three superheroes on their lunch break In a small Midwestern town, two Asian American boys bond over their outcast status and a mutual love of comic books. Meanwhile, in an alternativeor perhaps future universe, a team of superheroes ponders modern society during their time off. Between black-ops missions and rescuing hostages, they swap stories of artistic malaise and muse on the seemingly inescapable grip of market economics. Gleefully toying with the conventions of the novel, Dear Cyborgs weaves together the story of a friendship's dissolution with a provocative and lively meditation on protest. Through a series of linked monologues, a surprising cast of characters explores narratives of resistance--protest art, eco-terrorists, Occupy squatters, pyromaniacal militants--and the extent to which any of these can truly withstand the pragmatic demands of contemporary capitalism. All the while, a mysterious cybernetic book of clairvoyance beckons, and trusted allies start to disappear. Playfully blending comic-book villains with cultural critiques, Eugene Lim's Dear Cyborgs is a fleet-footed literary exploration of power, friendship, and creativity that recalls authors like Tom McCarthyand Valeria Luiselli. Ambitious and knowing, it braids together hard-boiled detective pulps, subversive philosophy, and Hollywood chase scenes, unfolding like the composites and revelations of a dream. "-- Provided by publisher. "A genre-bending novel told through the witty dialogues of three superheroes in their down time discussing their origin stories and moments of protest against body and state, ultimately weaving an intimate path through notions of art, money, resistance, and friendship"-- Provided by publisher.

Title THE GIRL OF THE LAKE : STORIES

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 9:49am
Title THE GIRL OF THE LAKE :
Author Roorbach, Bill, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Nine richly varied, often funny, always moving stories that cross a range of landscapes and generations to reveal the complex workings of the human heart. Bill Roorbach conjures vivid, complex characters whose layered interior worlds feel at once familiar and extraordinary. He first made his mark as the winner of an O. Henry Prize for one of his stories and the Flannery O'Connor Award for his first collection, Big Bend. His astounding new collection, The Girl of the Lake, captures a virtuoso in his prime. Among the unforgettable characters Roorbach creates are an adventurous boy who learns what courage really is when an aging nobleman recounts history to him; a couple hiking through the mountains whose vacation and relationship ends catastrophically; a teenager being pursued by three sisters all at once; a tech genius who exacts revenge on his wife and best friend over a stolen kiss from years past; and many more. These stories--some being published for the first time, the rest originally from the Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, Ploughshares, the Missouri Review, Ecotone, and others--are as rich in scope, emotional, and unforgettable as Bill Roorbach's novels. He has been called "a kinder, gentler John Irving . . . a humane and entertaining storyteller with asmooth, graceful style" (the Washington Post), and his work has been described as "hilarious and heartbreaking, wild and wise" (Parade magazine), all of which is evident in spades (and also hearts, clubs, and diamonds) in every story in this arresting new collection"-- Provided by publisher.

Title THE SALT HOUSE

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 9:49am
Title THE SALT HOUSE
Author Duffy, Lisa, 1970- author.
Edition: First Touchstone paperback edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "A gorgeously written debut novel set during a Maine summer, about a family navigating the confusing contradictions of grief, love, and hope after an unforgettable accident."-- Provided by publisher

Title THE WEIGHT OF INK

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 9:49am
Title THE WEIGHT OF INK
Author Kadish, Rachel, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "An intellectual and emotional jigsaw puzzle of a novel for readers of A. S. Byatt's Possession and Geraldine Brooks's People of the Book Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first century, The Weight of Ink is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect: Ester Velasquez, anemigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi, just before the plague hits the city; and Helen Watt, an ailing historian with a love of Jewish history. As the novel opens, Helen has been summoned by a former student to view a cache of seventeenth-century Jewish documents newly discovered in his home during a renovation. Enlisting the help of Aaron Levy, an American graduate student as impatient as he is charming, and in a race with another fast-moving team of historians, Helen embarks on one last project: to determine the identity of the documents' scribe, the elusive"Aleph."Electrifying and ambitious, sweeping in scope and intimate in tone, The Weight of Ink is a sophisticated work ofhistorical fiction about women separated by centuries, and the choices and sacrifices they must makein order to reconcile the life of the heart and mind"-- Provided by publisher.

Title THE WIDOW NASH : A NOVEL

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 9:49am
Title THE WIDOW NASH :
Author Harrison, Jamie, 1960- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "It is New York, 1904, and Dulcy Remfrey, despite an idiosyncratic, traveling childhood, faces the predictable life of a woman of the time. All that changes when her eccentric father returns from his expedition to Africa without any of the proceeds from the sale of a gold mine. It seems he's lost his mind along with the money, and Dulcy's obsessive ex-fiance (and her father's business partner) insists she come to Seattle to decipher her father's cryptic notebooks, which may hold clues to the missing funds. When her father dies unexpectedly, taking the truth with him, Dulcy looks at her future, finds it unbearable, and somewhere in the northern Rockies disappears from the train bringing her father's body home. Is it possible to disappear from your old life and create another? Dulcy travels the West reading stories about her own death and finds a small Montana town where she's reborn as Mrs. Nash, a wealthy young widow, free from the burden of family. But her old life won't let go so easily, and soon her ex-fiance is on her trail, threatening the new life she is so eager to create. The Widow Nash is a riveting narrative, filled with a colorful cast of characters, timeless themes, and great set pieces. Europe in summer. New York in fall. Africa in winter.And the lively, unforgettable town of Livingston, Montana. This is a book that surprises with its twists and turns, a ribald sensibility, and rich historical details. And in Dulcy, Jamie Harrison has created an indelible heroine sure to capture the heartsof readers everywhere"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Thoreau and the language of trees

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 9:49am
Title Thoreau and the language of trees
Author Higgins, Richard, 1952- author, photographer.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Trees were central to Henry David Thoreau's creativity as a writer, his work as a naturalist, his thinking, and his inner life. When he wrote that the poet loves the pine tree as his own shadow in the air, he was speaking about himself. In short, he spoke their language. In this original book, Richard Higgins explores Thoreau's deep connections to trees: his keen perception of them, the poetry he saw in them, and how they fed his soul. Higgins's ... essays show that trees were a thread connecting all parts of Thoreau's being--heart, mind, and spirit. The book includes one hundred excerpts from Thoreau's writings illustrated by the author's striking black-and-white photographs of trees"--Page 4 of cover.

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