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Title The Alps : a human history from Hannibal to Heidi and beyond

New to the Collection - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 9:15am
Title The Alps :
Author O'Shea, Stephen, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "A thrilling blend of contemporary travelogue and historical narrative about the Alps from 'a graceful and passionate writer' (Washington Post). For centuries the Alps have seen the march of armies, the flow of pilgrims and Crusaders, the feats of mountaineers and the dreams of engineers--and some 14 million people live among their peaks today. In The Alps, Stephen O'Shea takes readers up and down these majestic mountains, journeying through their 500-mile arc across France, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria, and Slovenia. Along the way, he explores the reality behind Hannibal and his elephants' famous crossing in 218 BCE; he reveals how the Alps have profoundly influenced culture from Frankenstein to Heidi to The Sound of Music; and he visits the spot where Arthur Conan Doyle staged Sherlock Holmes's death scene, the bloody site of the Italians' retreat in World War I, and Hitler's notorious vacation house, the Eagle's Nest. Throughout, O'Shea records his adventures with the watch makers, salt miners, cable-car operators, and yodelers who define the Alps today"--Provided by publisher.

Title AUTUMN OF THE BLACK SNAKE : The Birth of the U.S. Army in the Conquest of the First American West

New to the Collection - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 9:15am
Title AUTUMN OF THE BLACK SNAKE :
Author Hogeland, William
Format: Books

Title I FOUND YOU : a novel

New to the Collection - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 9:15am
Title I FOUND YOU :
Author Jewell, Lisa, author.
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Daughter of the pirate king

New to the Collection - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 9:15am
Title Daughter of the pirate king
Author Levenseller, Tricia, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "When her father, the ruthless pirate king, discovers that a legendary treasure map can be found on an enemy ship, his daughter Alosa knows that there's only one pirate for the job herself. Leaving behind her beloved ship and crew, Alosa deliberately facilitates her own kidnapping to ensure her welcome on the ship"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Fodor's Caribbean cruise ports of call.

New to the Collection - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 9:14am
Title Fodor's Caribbean cruise ports of call.
Publication Date(s) 2014-2017
Format: Continuing Resources

Title History of Ancient Egypt

New to the Collection - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 9:14am
Title History of Ancient Egypt
Author Romer, John
Format: Books

Title Clement Attlee.

New to the Collection - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 9:14am
Title Clement Attlee.
Author Bew, John.
Format: Books

Title THE KINGDOM

New to the Collection - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 9:14am
Title THE KINGDOM
Author Carrère, Emmanuel, 1957- author.
Edition: First American edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "A sweeping fictional account of the early Christians, whose unlikely beliefs conquered the world. Gripped by the tale of a Messiah whose blood we drink and body we eat, the genre-defying author Emmanuel Carrère revisits the story of the early Church inhis latest work. With an idiosyncratic and at times iconoclastic take on the charms and foibles of the Church fathers, Carrère ferries readers through his "doors" into the biblical narrative. Once inside, he follows the ragtag group of early Christians through the tumultuous days of the faith's founding. Shouldering biblical scholarship like a camcorder, Carrère re-creates the climate of the New Testament with the acumen of a seasoned storyteller, intertwining his own account of reckoning with the central tenets of the faith with the lives of the first Christians. Carrère puts himself in the shoes of Saint Paul and above all Saint Luke, charting Luke's encounter with the marginal Jewish sect that eventually became Christianity, and retracing his investigation of its founder, an obscure religious freak who died under notorious circumstances. Boldly blending scholarship with speculation, memoir with journalistic muckraking, Carrère sets out on a headlong chase through the latter part of the Bible, drawing out protagonists who believed they were caught up in the most important events of their time. An expansive and clever meditation on belief, The Kingdom chronicles the advent of a religion, and the ongoing quest to find a place within it."-- Provided by publisher.

Title Basic income : a radical proposal for a free society and a sane economy

New to the Collection - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 9:14am
Title Basic income :
Author Parijs, Philippe van, 1951- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary Providing a basic income to everyone, rich or poor, active or inactive, was advocated by Paine, Mill, and Galbraith but the idea was never taken seriously. Today, with the welfare state creaking, it is one of the world's most widely debated proposals. Philippe Van Parijs and Yannick Vanderborght present a comprehensive defense of this radical idea.-- Provided by publisher

Title THE BOOK OF POLLY

New to the Collection - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 9:14am
Title THE BOOK OF POLLY
Author Hepinstall, Kathy
Format: Books

Title The golden hour

New to the Collection - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 9:14am
Title The golden hour
Author Greenwood, T. (Tammy), author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Manuscript
Summary Teenaged Wyn Davies took a shortcut through the woods in her New Hampshire hometown and became a cautionary tale. Twenty years later, divorced, she lives in New York making her living painting commissioned canvases of birch trees to match her clients' furnishings. Then she hears that Robby Rousseau, who has spent the past two decades in prison for a terrible crime against her, may be released based on new DNA evidence. Wyn agrees to be temporary caretaker for a friend's property on a remote Maine island, where she discovers a box of film canisters and photographs that will force Wyn to finally confront what happened in those woods.

Title The Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love.

New to the Collection - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 9:14am
Title The Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title I am flying into myself : selected poems, 1960-2014

New to the Collection - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 9:14am
Title I am flying into myself :
Author Knott, Bill, 1940-2014, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary A selection of Bill Knott's life work--testimony of his enduring "thorny genius" (Robert Pinsky).

Title SONORA

New to the Collection - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 9:14am
Title SONORA
Author Assadi, Hannah Lillith, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Ahlam, the daughter of a Palestinian refugee and his Israeli wife, grows up in the arid lands of desert suburbia outside of Phoenix. In a stark landscape where coyotes prowl and mysterious lights occasionally pass through the nighttime sky, Ahlam's imagination reigns. She battles chronic fever dreams and isolation. When she meets her tempestuous counterpart Laura, the two fall into infatuated partnership, experimenting with drugs and sex, and watching helplessly as a series of mysterious deaths claim high school classmates. The girls flee their pasts for New York City, but as their emotional bond heightens, the intensity of their lives becomes unbearable. In search of love, ecstasy, oblivion, and belonging, Ahlam and Laura's drive to outrun the ghosts of home threatens to undo them altogether"-- Provided by publisher.

Title A NEW WAY TO BAKE / Classic Recipes Updated With Better-for-You Ingredients from the Modern Pantry

New to the Collection - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 9:14am
Title A NEW WAY TO BAKE
Author Martha Stewart Living (COR)
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title THE SATANIC MECHANIC : A Tannie Maria Mystery

New to the Collection - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 9:14am
Title THE SATANIC MECHANIC :
Author Andrew, Sally
Format: Books

Title INFERNAL PARADE.

New to the Collection - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 9:14am
Title INFERNAL PARADE.
Author Barker, Clive, 1952-
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Little fox in the forest

New to the Collection - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 9:14am
Title Little fox in the forest
Author Graegin, Stephanie, illustrator.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "A wordless picture book in which two friends follow a young fox deep into the woods and discover a wondrous and magical world"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Weight of this world.

New to the Collection - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 9:14am
Title Weight of this world.
Author Joy, David.
Format: Books

Title What was the age of the dinosaurs?

New to the Collection - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 9:14am
Title What was the age of the dinosaurs?
Author Stine, Megan, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: What was?
Format: Books
Summary Presents facts about the prehistoric world in which dinosaurs lived, the types of dinosaurs that lived in different time periods, and how dinosaur bones were discovered and studied.

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