New to the Collection

Title Martin Luther : renegade and prophet

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 9:02am
Title Martin Luther :
Author Roper, Lyndal, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Seattle, the hunt

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 9:02am
Title Seattle, the hunt
Author Silva, Jenise author.
Edition: 5th edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: The hunt guides
Format: Books

Title The Silver Gate

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 9:00am
Title The Silver Gate
Author Bailey, Kristin, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary Elric and his mother secretly care for his mentally disabled sister, Wynn, whom the villagers consider a changeling, until their father threatens to sell her, so they flee into the forest, even though Elric does not share her belief in magic.

Title Old bones

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 9:00am
Title Old bones
Author Boyce, Trudy Nan, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "A timely and penetrating mystery about the intersection of policing, racism, and the community--set in a city at its boiling point--from an author who's been in the trenches and seen it all. A senseless act of violence. During a vigil calling for police reform, students from Spelman College, a historically black women's institution, are assaulted by rifle fire from a passing vehicle. On her way to interview witnesses, Detective Sarah "Salt" Alt confronts the fleeing vehicle of the suspects, but they get away. A city in turmoil. While other detectives take the lead on the Spelman murders, Salt is tasked to investigate the case of a recently discovered decomposed body. When she combs through the missing-persons reports, it becomes clear the victim is a girl Salt took into custody two years before, and Salt feels a grave responsibility to learn the truth about how the girl died. But before she can pursue any leads, Salt is called onto emergency riot detail--in the wake of theassault on theSpelman students, Atlanta has reached the boiling point. In a city burdened by history and a community erupting in pain and anger, Salt must delve into the past for answers. A gripping and astute story about what it means to serve and protect, Old Bones solidifies Trudy Nan Boyce as an evocative, authoritative voice in crime fiction"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Girl in disguise

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 9:00am
Title Girl in disguise
Author Macallister, Greer, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary Widowed and in need of a job, Kate Warne convinces Allan Pinkerton that a female detective can go places and do things a male detective cannot. Once hired, Kate becomes skilled at lock picking and surveillance, but she is best in disguise--as a prostitute, rich matron, spinster, clerk, Southern belle--an expert liar, playing a role. She investigates burglaries, bank robberies, embezzlement, counterfeiting, blackmail, and murder. Eventually earning the respect of her fellow detectives, Kate comes up with an ingenious plan to protect President Lincoln from a Southern assassination plot. During the Civil War, she must fight against a formidable adversary--notorious Southern spy Mrs. Rose Greenhow. Well-told and loaded with suspense and action, this historical novel about Kate Warne, the first female detective in 1850s Chicago, is superb.-- adapted from book review.

Title The crooked sixpence

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 9:00am
Title The crooked sixpence
Author Bell, Jennifer, 1985- author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: Uncommoners ; bk.1
Format: Books
Summary When their grandmother Sylvie is rushed to the hospital and their house is ransacked, Ivy Sparrow and her annoying big brother Seb find themselves in a completely uncommon world, a secret underground city called Lundinor where ordinary objects have amazing powers. It seems that their family is connected to one of the greatest uncommon treasures of all time--and the forces of evil are determined to steal it!

Title A meatloaf in every oven : two chatty cooks, one iconic dish and dozens of recipes--from Mom's to Mario Batali's

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 8:57am
Title A meatloaf in every oven :
Author Bruni, Frank, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Dr. Death

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 8:57am
Title Dr. Death
Author Patterson, James
Format: Books

Title One of the boys : a novel

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 8:57am
Title One of the boys :
Author Magariel, Daniel, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "A riveting and emotionally harrowing debut about two young brothers and their physically and psychologically abusive father--One of the Boys is 160 perfect, stunning pages by a major new talent. The three of them--a twelve-year-old boy, his older brother, their father--have won the war: the father's term for his bitter divorce and custody battle. They leave their Kansas home and drive through the night to Albuquerque, eager to begin again, united by the thrilling possibility of carving out a new life together. The boys go to school, join basketball teams, make friends. Meanwhile their father works from home, smoking cheap cigars to hide another smell. But soon the little missteps--the dead-eyed absentmindedness, the late night noises, the comings and goings of increasingly odd characters--become sinister, and the boys find themselves watching their father change, grow erratic, then violent. Set in the sublimely stark landscape of suburban New Mexico and a cramped apartment shut tight to the world, One of the Boys conveys with stunning prose and chilling clarity a young boy's struggle to hold onto the dangerous pieces of his shattered family. Harrowing and beautiful, Daniel Magariel's masterful debut is a story of survival: two foxhole-weary brothers banding together to protect each other from the father they once trusted, but no longer recognize. With the emotional core of A Little Life and the compact power of We the Animals, One of the Boys is among the most moving and remarkable debut novels you'll ever read"-- Provided by publisher. "A riveting and emotionally harrowing debut about two young brothers and their physically and psychologically abusive father--One of the Boys is 160 perfect, stunning pages by a major new talent"-- Provided by publisher.

Title BLUE LIGHT YOKOHAMA

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 8:57am
Title BLUE LIGHT YOKOHAMA
Author Obregon, Nicolas
Format: Books

Title How to hygge : the Nordic secrets to a happy life

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 8:57am
Title How to hygge :
Author Johansen, Signe, author.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016-2017
Format: Books
Summary "The "Danish coziness" philosophy is fast becoming the new "French living" in terms of aspirational lifestyle books and blogs. There are countless viral articles comparing the happiness levels of Americans versus Danes. Their homes are more homey; their people are more cheerful. It's an attitude that defies definition, but there is a name for this slow-moving, stress-free mindset: hygge (pronounced "hoo-ga"). Hygge values the idea of cherishing yourself: candlelight, bakeries, and dinner with friends; a celebration of experiences over possessions, as well as being kind to yourself and treasuring a sense of community."--Amazon.com.

Title Rise and fall of d.o.d.o.

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 8:57am
Title Rise and fall of d.o.d.o.
Author Stephenson, Neal.
Format: Books

Title Boston's massacre

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 8:57am
Title Boston's massacre
Author Hinderaker, Eric, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary On the night of March 5, 1770, British soldiers fired into a crowd gathered in front of Boston's Custom House, killing five people. Denounced as an act of unprovoked violence and villainy, the event that came to be known as the Boston Massacre is one of the most familiar incidents in American history, yet one of the least understood. Eric Hinderaker revisits this dramatic episode, examining in forensic detail the facts of that fateful night, the competing narratives that molded public perceptions at the time, and the long campaign afterward to transform the tragedy into a touchstone of American identity. When Parliament stationed two thousand British troops in Boston beginning in 1768, resentment spread rapidly among the populace. Steeped in traditions ofself-government and famous for their Yankee independence, Bostonians were primed to resist the imposition. Living up to their reputation as Britain's most intransigent North American community, they refused compromise and increasingly interpreted their conflict with Britain as a matter of principle. Relations between Britain and the North American colonies deteriorated precipitously after the shooting at the Custom House, and it soon became the catalyzing incident that placed Boston in the vanguard of the Patriot movement. Fundamental uncertainties about the night's events cannot be resolved. But the larger significance of the Boston Massacre extends from the era of the American Revolution to our own time, when the use of violence in policing crowd behavior has once again become a pressing public issue.-- Provided by publisher

Title Self-evident Truths : Contesting Equal Rights from the Revolution to the Civil War

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 8:57am
Title Self-evident Truths :
Author Brown, Richard D.
Format: Books

Title Lover : a novel

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 8:57am
Title Lover :
Author Raverat, Anna, author.
Edition: First American edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary " You can learn a lot about a husband by reading his e-mail--sometimes, too much Kate, a senior executive at a multinational hotel company, has devoted her life to her job and her family. Catering to the needs of others comes easily to her, but now, after ten years of marriage and two children, Kate discovers e-mails from her husband to another woman. Forced to take a long look at her marriage, she finds that there are all kinds of things she's been doing her best not to see. At the same time, the political machinations in her office begin to take on an increasingly Shakespearean level of drama and ferocity. With both her work and home lives crumbling around her, Kate has to keep up appearances for her daughters as she tries to figure out who her husband really is and what he means to her now. Lover, the British writer Anna Raverat's U.S. debut, is a detailed observation of love, work, and life told through a woman's crumbling marriage. In a first-person voice so compelling that the novel reads like a thriller, Raverat paints an acute portrait of the female psyche, exploring intimacy and the politics of work. Lover is both an intellectually rich and an emotionally gripping read about a woman finding her place in the world. "-- Provided by publisher.

Title Echoes in death

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 8:57am
Title Echoes in death
Author Robb, J. D., 1950- author.
Edition: Large print edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: In death, Wheeler Publishing Large Print hardcover
Format: Books
Summary "The chilling new suspense novel from the author of Brotherhood in Death. After a party in New York, Lieutenant Eve Dallas rides home with her billionaire husband, Roarke, happy to be done with cocktails and small talk. After another party, not far away, a woman retires to her bedroom with her husband--and walks into a brutal nightmare. Their paths are about to collide ... When the young woman--dazed, naked, and bloody--wanders in front of their car, Roarke slams on the brakes just in time, and Eve, still in glittering gown and heels, springs into action. It's been a long night for the tired homicide cop, and it's far from over. Daphne Strazza is rushed to the ER, but it's too late for Dr. Anthony Strazza. A brilliant orthopedic surgeon, he now lies dead amid the wreckage of his obsessively organized town house, his three safes opened and emptied. Daphne would be a valuable witness, but in her terror and shock the only description of the perp she can offer is repeatedly calling him "the devil" ... While it emerges that Dr. Strazza was cold, controlling, and widely disliked--and that he treated Daphne like a trophy wife--this is one case where the evidence doesn't point to the spouse as the first suspect. So Eve and her team must get started on the legwork, interviewing everyone from dinner-party guests to professional colleagues to caterers, in a desperate race to answer some crucial questions: What does the devil look like? And where will he show up next?"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Lesser spotted animals : the coolest creatures you've never heard of

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 8:57am
Title Lesser spotted animals :
Author Brown, Martin, 1959- author, illustrator.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary Find out all about the amazing animals you need to know but never get to see, from the numbat to the zorilla, and everything in between.

Title Maresi

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 11:55am
Title Maresi
Author Turtschaninoff, Maria, 1977- author.
Publication Date(s) 2016-2017
Format: Books
Summary As thirteen-year-old novice Maresi awaits the call to serve in one of the houses of the idyllic Red Abbey, a new arrival with a dark past requires Maresi to act in order to protect her new sister and the Abbey.

Title EVERYTHING UNDER THE HEAVENS : empire, tribute and the future of Chinese power

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 11:55am
Title EVERYTHING UNDER THE HEAVENS :
Author French, Howard W, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Irresistible : the rise of addictive technology and the business of keeping us hooked

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 11:55am
Title Irresistible : the rise of addictive technology and the business of keeping us hooked
Author Alter, Adam L., 1980-
Format: Books

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