New to the Collection

Title Death scene : a Henry Johnstone mystery

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:53am
Title Death scene :
Author Adams, Jane, 1960-
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: The Henry Johnstone mysteries
Format: Books
Summary Cissie Rowe, a rising star of the silent screen, is found brutally murdered in her own home in the seaside town of Shoreham-By-Sea, home to a film studio and thriving theatrical community. DCI Henry Johnstone and DS Mickey Hitchens are despatched to investigate.

Title The romance of elsewhere : essays

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:53am
Title The romance of elsewhere :
Author Freed, Lynn, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Lynn Freed's deeply personal essays explore our most quintessential question: What makes a home? From very early on she had imagined for herself an ideal life: a stranger in a strange place: someone just arrived, just about to leave, and always with a home to return to. As a teenager on an exchange program to the U.S., she had made up fantastic reasons to escape high school in the suburbs and spend her time in New York City. Accepting a marriage proposal as a young woman, partly because it promised justsuch a life - away from South Africa, where she'd grown up, and in New York as a graduate student - she found herself both restless and unmoored. At home neither in the place nor in the marriage. What she did find, in the end, was a true marriage between writing and travel, travel and identity. Traversing decades and continents and back again, The Romance of Elsewhere captures the dilemma of the expat and does so with Freed's signature honesty and humor. She takes on subjects as disparate as Disneyland,lovers, eco-tourism, shopping, serious illness, and the anomaly of writers who blossom into full power only in old age. Lynn has been publishing these pieces for the past three decades, and this new collection further establishes her as a renowned voicein memoir and the exploration of identity"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Hook's tale : being the account of an unjustly villainized pirate written by himself

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:53am
Title Hook's tale :
Author Pielmeier, John, author.
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "A rollicking debut novel from award-winning playwright and screenwriter John Pielmeier reimagines the childhood of the much maligned Captain Hook: his quest for buried treasure, his friendship with Peter Pan, and the story behind the swashbuckling world of Neverland. Long defamed as a vicious pirate, Captain James Cook (a.k.a Hook) was in fact a dazzling wordsmith who left behind a vibrant, wildly entertaining, and entirely truthful memoir. His chronicle offers a counter narrative to the works of J.M. Barrie, a "dour Scotsman" whose spurious accounts got it all wrong. Now, award-winning playwright John Pielmeier is proud to present this crucial historic artifact in its entirety for the first time. Cook's story begins in London, where he lives with his widowed mother. At thirteen, he runs away from home, but is kidnapped and pressed into naval service as an unlikely cabin boy. Soon he discovers a treasure map that leads to a mysterious archipelago called the "Never-Isles" from which there appears to be no escape. In the course of his adventures he meets the pirates Smee and Starkey, falls in love with the enchanting Tiger Lily, adopts an oddly affectionate crocodile, and befriends a charming boy named Peter--who teaches him to fly. He battles monsters, fights in mutinies, swims with mermaids, and eventually learns both the sad and terrible tale of his mother's life and the true story of his father's disappearance. Like Gregory Maguire's Wicked, Hook's Tale offers a radical new version of a classic story, bringing readers into a much richer, darker, and enchanting version of Neverland than ever before. The characters that our hero meets--including the terrible Doctor Uriah Slinque and a little girl named Wendy--lead him to the most difficult decision of his life: whether to submit to the temptation of eternal youth, or to embrace the responsibilities of maturity and the inevitability of his own mortality. His choice, like his story, is not what you might expect"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Pretend we are lovely : a novel

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:53am
Title Pretend we are lovely :
Author Reid, Noley, author.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Psychics, healers, and mediums : a journalist, a road trip, and voices from the other side

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:53am
Title Psychics, healers, and mediums :
Author Weigel, Jenniffer, 1970- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary People are fascinated by those who claim to have extraordinary psychic abilities. It is safe to say that many of these folks are either extraordinary frauds or extraordinarily deluded. But could some people actually possess psychic gifts that can be used to help and heal? Weigel became particularly interested in this topic after the death of her father in 2001. Now she provides in-depth interviews with today's top mediums, psychics, and healers, and shares readings they conducted for both her and another individual, and shares the astounding results.

Title BUGGED : THE INSECTS WHO RULE THE WORLD AND THE PEOPLE OBSESSED WITH THEM

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:53am
Title BUGGED :
Author MacNeal, David, 1985-
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title MYERS + CHANG AT HOME : RECIPES FROM THE BELOVED BOSTON EATERY

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:53am
Title MYERS + CHANG AT HOME :
Author Chang, Joanne/ Akunowicz, Karen (CON)/ Teig, Kristin (PHT)
Format: Books

Title THE RIVER OF CONSCIOUSNESS

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:53am
Title THE RIVER OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Author Sacks, Oliver, 1933-2015.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title ROOTS, RADICALS AND ROCKERS : HOW SKIFFLE CHANGED THE WORLD

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:53am
Title ROOTS, RADICALS AND ROCKERS :
Author Bragg, Billy
Format: Books

Title Moon Buenos Aires.

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:53am
Title Moon Buenos Aires.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Continuing Resources

Title UNCOMMON TYPE : SOME STORIES

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:53am
Title UNCOMMON TYPE :
Author Hanks, Tom, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title THE MISFORTUNE OF MARION PALM : A NOVEL

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:53am
Title THE MISFORTUNE OF MARION PALM :
Author Culliton, Emily, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "A wildly entertaining debut about a Brooklyn Heights wife and mother who has embezzled a small fortune from her children's private school and makes a run for it, leaving behind her trust fund poet husband, his maybe-secret lover, her two daughters, and aschool board who will do anything to find her. Marion Palm prefers not to think of herself as a thief but rather "a woman who embezzles." Over the years she has managed to steal $180,000 from her daughters' private school, money that has paid for European vacations, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and perpetually unused state-of-the-art exercise equipment. But, now, when the school faces an audit, Marion pulls piles of rubber-banded cash from their basement hiding places and flees, leaving her family to grapplewith the baffled detectives, the irate school board, and the mother-shaped hole in their house. Told from the points of view of Nathan, Marion's husband, heir to a long-diminished family fortune; Ginny, Marion's teenage daughter who falls helplessly in love at the slightest provocation; Jane, Marion's youngest who is obsessed with a missing person of her own; and Marion herself, on the lam--and hiding in plain sight"-- Provided by publisher.

Title The Radium Girls : The Dark Story of America's Shining Women

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:53am
Title The Radium Girls :
Author Moore, Kate
Edition: Large print ed.
Format: Books

Title Amber shadows

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:53am
Title Amber shadows
Author Ribchester, Lucy.
Format: Books

Title Coming up for air

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:53am
Title Coming up for air
Author Kenneally, Miranda.
Format: Books

Title Loving Robert Lowell

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:53am
Title Loving Robert Lowell
Author Hochman, Sandra, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Aliens : dead orbit.

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:53am
Title Aliens :
Author Stokoe, James.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title The Baker Street Four

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:53am
Title The Baker Street Four
Author Djian, Jean-Blaise, 1953- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Buddha : an enlightened life.

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:53am
Title Buddha :
Author Moore, Keiron.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Fetch : how a bad dog brought me home

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:53am
Title Fetch :
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

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