New to the Collection

Title THEY CAN'T KILL US ALL : THE STORY OF #BLACKLIVESMATTER

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 12:09pm
Title THEY CAN'T KILL US ALL :
Author Lowery, Wesley
Format: Books

Title The altogether unexpected disappearance of Atticus Craftsman : a novel

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 12:09pm
Title The altogether unexpected disappearance of Atticus Craftsman :
Author Sánchez, Mamen, 1971- author.
Edition: First Atria books hardcover edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "A fiendishly fun and charming novel echoing the quirky works of brilliant director Pedro Almodóvar. The Altogether Unexpected Disappearance of Atticus Craftsman follows an uptight Englishman who is sent to Madrid to close a literary magazine and the five fiery, close-knit Spanish women who must devise a plan in order to keep the jobs they love. Atticus Craftsman never travels without a supply of Earl Grey, an electric kettle, and a teacup--so he makes sure he has packed all three after his father, distinguished publisher of Craftsman & Co., sends him to Madrid to shut down a failing literary magazine, Librarte. But when nobody has heard from him in three months, his father knows something must be very wrong. Fortunately, Inspector Manchego is on the case. Manchego gets to work unraveling the mystery of the Englishman's disappearance, but there to block him at every turn are the five fiery and close-knit Spanish women who run Librarte and who will do anything to keep their jobs. From a kidnapping to the "discovery" of the long-lost poems of Federico Garcia Lorca, Manchego and Atticus are taken on a madcap journey through the narrow streets of Madrid and down to the bohemian heart of Andalucía. A charming tale with linguistic mishaps, literary intrigue, a clash of cultures, and an unexpected romance, The Altogether Unexpected Disappearance of Atticus Craftsman is at once a humorous literary caper and a touching love story, making for an altogether clever and delightfully different read"-- Provided by publisher.

Title The English teacher : a novel

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 12:09pm
Title The English teacher :
Author Reicher Atir, Yiftach, author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
URL: Cover image 9780143129189.jpg
Summary "For readers of John Le Carre and viewers of Homeland, a slow-burning psychological spy-thriller by a former brigadier general of intelligence in the Israeli army. After attending her father's funeral, former Mossad agent Rachel Goldschmitt empties her bank account and disappears. But when she makes a cryptic phone call to her former handler, Ehud, the Mossad sends him to track her down. Finding no leads, he must retrace her career as a spy to figure out why she abandoned Mossad before she can do any damage to Israel. But he soon discovers that after living under cover for so long, an agent's assumed identity and her real one can blur, catching loyalty, love, and truth between them. In the midst of a high-risk, high-stakes investigation, Ehud begins to question whether he ever knew his agent at all. In The English Teacher, Yiftach R. Atir drew on his own experience in intelligence to weave a psychologically nuanced thriller that explores the pressures of living under an assumed identity for months at a time".-- Provided by publisher.

Title Hard rules

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 12:09pm
Title Hard rules
Author Jones, Lisa Renee, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Series: Dirty money series.
Format: Books
URL: Cover image http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/821/9781250083821/image/lgcover.9781250083821.jpg
Summary "Wall Street meets the Sons of Anarchy in the smoldering, scorching first novel in the explosively sexy new Dirty Money series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones. How bad do you want it? The only man within the Brandon empire with a moral compass, Shane Brandon is ready to take his family's business dealings legitimate. His reckless and ruthless brother, Derek wants to keep Brandon Enterprises cemented in lies, deceit, and corruption. But the harder Shane fights to pull the company back into the light, the darker he has to become. Then he meets Emily Stevens, a woman who not only stirs a voracious sexual need in him, but becomes the only thing anchoring him between good and evil. Emily is consumed by Shane, pushed sexually in ways she never dreamed of, falling deeper into the all-encompassing passion that is this man. She trusts him. He trusts her, but therein lies the danger. Emily has a secret, the very thing that brought her to him in the first place, and that secret that could that destroy them both"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Anger and forgiveness : resentment, generosity, justice

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 12:09pm
Title Anger and forgiveness :
Author Nussbaum, Martha Craven, 1947- author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Manuscript
Summary "Anger is not just ubiquitous, it is also popular. Many people think it is impossible to care sufficiently for justice without anger at injustice. Many believe that it is impossible for individuals to vindicate their own self-respect or to move beyond an injury without anger. To not feel anger in those cases would be considered suspect. Is this how we should think about anger, or is anger above all a disease, deforming both the personal and the political? In this wide-ranging book, Martha C. Nussbaum, one of our leading public intellectuals, argues that anger is conceptually confused and normatively pernicious. It assumes that the suffering of the wrongdoer restores the thing that was damaged, and it betrays an all-too-lively interest in relative status and humiliation. Studying anger in intimate relationships, casual daily interactions, the workplace, the criminal justice system, and movements for social transformation, Nussbaum shows that anger's core ideas are both infantile and harmful. Is forgiveness the best way of transcending anger? Nussbaum examines different conceptions of this much-sentimentalized notion, both in the Jewish and Christian traditions and in secular morality. Some forms of forgiveness are ethically promising, she claims, but others are subtle allies of retribution: those that exact a performance of contrition and abasement as a condition of waiving angry feelings. In general, she argues, a spirit of generosity (combined, in some cases, with a reliance on impartial welfare-oriented legal institutions) is the best way to respond to injury. Applied to the personal and the political realms, Nussbaum's profoundly insightful and erudite view of anger and forgiveness puts both in a startling new light." -- Provided by publisher.

Title A kingdom of their own : the family Karzai and the Afghan disaster

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 12:09pm
Title A kingdom of their own :
Author Partlow, Joshua, author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "The key to understanding the calamitous Afghan war is the complex, ultimately failed relationship between the powerful, duplicitous Karzai family and the U.S.--brilliantly portrayed here in its entirety for the first time by the former Washington Post Kabul bureau chief"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Death's end

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 12:09pm
Title Death's end
Author Liu, Cixin
Format: Books

Title Huck. Book 1, All-American

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 12:09pm
Title Huck. Book 1, All-American
Author Millar, Mark, author, creator.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "In a quiet seaside town, a gas station clerk named Huck secretly uses his special gifts to do a good deed each day. When his story leaks, a media firestorm erupts, bringing him uninvited fame. As pieces of Huck's past begin to resurface, it's no longer clear who his friends are -- or whose lives may be in danger."--provided by publisher.

Title ENOUGH SAID : what's gone wrong with the language of politics?

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 12:09pm
Title ENOUGH SAID :
Author Thompson, Mark John, 1957-
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "'Free speech' always has been limited by obstacles: national, state, or local laws, organizational rules, social restrictions, incomplete transmission via technology, and the limits of language itself. Now, with the advent of social media platforms suchas Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, and YouTube, a new era has emerged, and free speech has exploded. Never before have we enjoyed such free and diverse access to information, or more freedom to debate issues. But with such openness of language and opinion, we still have a generally poor understanding of the most important issues that we face today. Why? In Enough Said, New York Times CEO Mark Thompson argues that there is a widening gap between political power and the public, because public languageis being misused or misunderstood. Drawing from classical rhetoric as well as contemporary political doublespeak, Thompson outlines the dangers of speech without accountability, while identifying positive trends in modern speech and exploring our new ageof public engagement. "-- Provided by publisher.

Title Truevine : a strange and troubling tale of two brothers in Jim Crow America.

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 12:09pm
Title Truevine :
Author Macy, Beth.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Marked for death : the first war in the air

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 12:09pm
Title Marked for death :
Author Hamilton-Paterson, James, author.
Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "Little more than ten years after the first powered flight, aircraft were pressed into service in World War I. The romance of aviation had a remarkable grip on the public imagination, propaganda focusing on gallant air 'aces' who become national heroes. The reality was horribly different. Some 50,000 aircrew died in World War I. Marked for Death explored the brutal truths of wartime aviation: of flimsy planes and unprotected pilots. James Hamilton-Paterson also reveals how four years of war produced profound changes both in the aircraft themselves and in military attitudes and strategy. By 1918 it was widely accepted that domination of the air above the battlefield was crucial to military success, a realization that would change the nature of warfare forever."--From Amazon.com

Title Spies in the Congo : America's atomic mission in World War II

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 12:09pm
Title Spies in the Congo :
Author Williams, Susan, author.
Edition: First edition
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title The king's revenge : Charles II and the greatest manhunt in British history

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 12:09pm
Title The king's revenge :
Author Jordan, Don, 1948- author.
Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "Following the beheading of his father Charles I in January 1649, the nineteen-year-old Prince of Wales vowed, "We shall pursue and bring to their due punishment those bloody traitors who were either actors or contrivers of that unparalleled and inhuman murder." From exile, he instigated what became the biggest manhunt the nation had ever seen, spreading out across Europe and America and lasting for over thirty years. Set in an age of intrigue and betrayal, The King's Revenge brings these remarkable figures vividly to life in an engrossing tale of ambition, double agents, and espionage."--Publisher's website.

Title STRANGERS IN A NEW LAND : The First Americans

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 12:09pm
Title STRANGERS IN A NEW LAND :
Author Adovasio, J./ Pedler, David
Format: Books

Title A call to mercy : hearts to love, hands to serve

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 12:09pm
Title A call to mercy :
Author Teresa, Mother, 1910-1997, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary A collection of unpublished material from the remarkable woman of faith offers her wisdom on showing compassion in daily life and includes prayers and suggestions for putting these ideas into practice.

Title The end of the perfect 10 : the making and breaking of gymnastics' top score--from Nadia to now

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 12:09pm
Title The end of the perfect 10 :
Author Meyers, Dvora, author.
Edition: First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title In the barren ground

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 12:09pm
Title In the barren ground
Author White, Loreth Anne, author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "In the Barrens, a vast wilderness in northern Canada bordering the Arctic Circle, night consumes every hour of the winter. Humans are scarce; ferocious predators roam freely. Locals say spirits do, too. Rookie cop Tana Larsson doesn’t mind the dark and quiet. Five months pregnant and hoping to escape the mistakes of her past, she takes a post in Twin Rivers, population 320. Maybe here she can find peace and community for her child. But with her superior out of commission, Tana becomes the sole police officer in 17,500 square miles. One bitter night, she gets a call about the fatal wolf mauling of two students, and the only way to reach the remote scene is to enlist the help of the arrogant, irritatingly handsome Cameron “Crash” O’Halloran, a local bush pilot with a shady reputation for smuggling and a past cloaked in shadow. When the macabre scene they uncover suggests violence much more sinister than animal, Tana must trust Crash if she wants to protect the town—and herself—from the evil that lurks in the frozen dark."--Amazon.com.

Title We wanted workers : unraveling the immigration narrative

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 12:09pm
Title We wanted workers :
Author Borjas, George J.
Format: Books

Title Beyond human : how cutting-edge science is extending our lives

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 12:09pm
Title Beyond human :
Author Herold, Eve, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "Never before in the history of medicine has mankind faced such hope and peril as those of us poised to embrace the radical medical technologies of today. Beyond Human examines the medical technologies taking shape at the nexus of computing, microelectronics, engineering, nanotechnology, cellular and gene therapies, and robotics. These technologies will dramatically transform our lives and allow us to live for hundreds of years. Yet, with these blessings come complicated practical and ethical issues, some of which we can predict, but many we cannot. Beyond Human taps the minds of doctors, scientists, and engineers engaged in developing a host of new technologies while telling the stories of some of the patients courageously testing the radical new treatments about to come into the market. Beyond Human asks the difficult questions of the scientists and bioethicists who seek to ensure that as our bodies and brains become ever more artificial, we hold onto our humanity. In this new world, will everyone have access to technological miracles, or will we end up living in a world of radical disparities? How will society accommodate life spans that extend into hundreds of years? Will we and our descendants be able to bring about the dream of a future liberated by technology, or will we end up merely serving the machines and devices that keep us healthy, smart, young, and alive? "-- Provided by publisher.

Title SUPER SUSHI RAMEN EXPRESS : One Family's Journey Through the Belly of Japan

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 12:09pm
Title SUPER SUSHI RAMEN EXPRESS :
Author Booth, Michael
Format: Books

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