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Title Empress of a thousand skies

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Title Empress of a thousand skies
Author Belleza, Rhoda, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Rhee, also known as Crown Princess Rhiannon Ta’an, is the sole surviving heir to a powerful dynasty. She’ll stop at nothing to avenge her family and claim her throne. Aly has risen above his war refugee origins to find fame as the dashing star of a DroneVision show. But when he’s falsely accused of killing Rhee, he’s forced to prove his innocence to save his reputation--and his life. With planets on the brink of war, Rhee and Aly are thrown together to confront a ruthless evil that threatens the fate of the entire galaxy."-- Publisher's website.

Title BIG LONESOME

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Title BIG LONESOME
Author Scapellato, Joseph, 1982- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "An inventive, ranging debut story collection from a writer hailed by Claire Vaye Watkins as "Wallace Stegner on peyote, Nathanael West in a sweat lodge, Larry McMurtry on a vision quest." Reinventing a great American tradition through an absurdist, discerning eye, Joseph Scapellato uses these twenty-five stories to conjure worlds, themes, and characters who are at once unquestionably familiar and undeniably strange. Big Lonesome navigates through the American West--from the Old West to the modern-day West to the Midwest, from cowboys to mythical creatures to everything in between--exploring place, myth, masculinity, and what it means to be whole or to be broken.Though he works in the tradition of George Saunders and Patrick deWitt--writing subversive, surreal, and affecting stories that unveil the surprising inner lives of ordinary people and the mythic dimensions of our everyday lives--"Scapellato's Big Lonesome is unlike anything else you've ever read" (Robert Boswell)"-- Provided by publisher.

Title The Airbnb story : how three ordinary guys disrupted an industry, made billions... and created plenty of controversy

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Title The Airbnb story :
Author Gallagher, Leigh (Journalist), author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "This is the remarkable behind-the-scenes story of the creation and growth of Airbnb, the online travel platform that has become--in less than a decade--the largest provider of accommodations in the world."--Dust jacket flap.

Title One of the boys : a novel

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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 March 1917 : on the brink of war and revolution

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Title March 1917 :
Author Englund, Will, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "A riveting history of the month that transformed the world's greatest nations as Russia faced revolution and America entered World War I. "We are provincials no longer," said Woodrow Wilson on March 5, 1917, at his second inaugural. He spoke on the eve of America's entrance into World War I, as Russia teetered between autocracy and democracy. Just ten days after Wilson's declaration, Tsar Nicholas II abdicated the throne, ending a three-centuries-long dynasty and ushering in the false dawn of a democratic Russia. Wilson asked Congress to declare war against Germany a few short weeks later, asserting the United States's new role as a global power and its commitment to spreading American ideals abroad. Will Englund draws on a wealth of contemporary diaries, memoirs, and newspaper accounts to furnish texture and personal detail to the story of that month. March 1917 celebrates the dreams of warriors, pacifists, revolutionaries, and reactionaries, even as it demonstrates how their successes and failures constitute the origin story of the complex world we inhabit a century later."--Provided by publisher.

Title Stretch : unlock the power of less-- and achieve more than you ever imagined

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Title Stretch :
Author Sonenshein, Scott, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Manuscript

Title Freya

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Title Freya
Author Laurence, Matthew, 1982- author.
Edition: First Edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Ancient gods collide with the modern world when the goddess Freya tries to reclaim her lost power and take down an evil corporation"-- Provided by publisher.

Title The secret state : a history of intelligence and espionage

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Title The secret state :
Author Hughes-Wilson, John, author.
Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016-2017
Format: Books

Title Thunder underground.

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Title Thunder underground.
Author Yolen, Jane.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Animal ark : celebrating our wild world in poetry and pictures

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Title Animal ark :
Author Alexander, Kwame, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "A howling wolf, a stalking tiger, a playful panda, a dancing bird--pairing the stunning photography of National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore with the delicate poetry of Newbery award-winning author Kwame Alexander, this lush picture book celebrates the beauty, diversity, and fragility of the animal world. Featuring more than 40 unique animal portraits, the pages invite kids to explore each creature's markings, textures, and attributes in stunning detail, while calling on all of us to help protect each and every one. Three picture-packed gatefolds inside showcase even more familiar and exotic species. These images are part of Sartore's lifelong project to photograph every animal in the world, with special attention given to disappearing and endangered species"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Gorilla dawn

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Title Gorilla dawn
Author Lewis, Gill, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017, 2015
Format: Books
Summary Imara and Bobo, two children being held by rebel soldiers, are determined to return a captive baby gorilla back to the forest before it is sold.

Title Ty Segall

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Title Ty Segall
Author Segall, Ty, composer, performer.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Audio disc

Title IVY

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Title IVY
Author Coville, Katherine, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary A young girl helps her grandmother care for magical creatures.

Title WHEN MY SISTER STARTED KISSING

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Title WHEN MY SISTER STARTED KISSING
Author Frost, Helen, 1949- author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
URL: Cover image http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/037/9780374303037/image/lgcover.9780374303037.jpg
Summary Claire and Abi have always loved summers at the lake house, but a pregnant stepmother and Abi's intense new interest in boys have changed everything.

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

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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.

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Title Rise and fall of d.o.d.o.
Author Stephenson, Neal.
Format: Books

Title Rivers

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Title Rivers
Author Brooks, Susie, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: Where on Earth?
Format: Books

Title Boston's massacre

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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 Lover : a novel

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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 Isaac : the alchemist, secrets of Isaac Newton, reveal'd

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Title Isaac :
Author Losure, Mary.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

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