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Title Last man standing

New to the Collection - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title Last man standing
Author Curtis, James.
Format: Books

Title THE GARDEN OF SMALL BEGINNINGS

New to the Collection - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title THE GARDEN OF SMALL BEGINNINGS
Author Waxman, Abbi, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Not since Good Grief has a book about a young widow been so poignant, funny, original, and utterly believable. A compelling debut novel about loss. Give grief a chance. Lilian Girvan has been a single mother for three years--ever since her husband diedin a car accident. One mental breakdown and some random suicidal thoughts later, she's just starting to get the hang of this widow thing. She can now get her two girls to school, show up to work, and watch TV like a pro. The only problem is she's becoming overwhelmed with being underwhelmed. At least her textbook illustrating job has some perks--like actually being called upon to draw whale genitalia. Oh, and there's that vegetable-gardening class her boss signed her up for. Apparently being the chosenillustrator for a series of boutique vegetable guides means getting your hands dirty, literally. Wallowing around in compost on a Saturday morning can't be much worse than wallowing around in pajamas and self-pity. After recruiting her kids and insanelysupportive sister to join her, Lilian shows up at the Los Angeles Botanical Garden feeling out of her element. But what she'll soon discover--with the help of a patient instructor and a quirky group of gardeners--is that into every life a little sun mustshine, whether you want it to or not "Young widow Lilian Girvan can't see the garden for the weeds... It's been three years since her husband was killed in a car accident and Lilian is still getting used to being sane--after that one early breakdown. She's happy just being able to get her two girls to school every morning, keep her illustrating job, and catch up on her favorite TV shows with her sister. She's not exactly in a rut; she's just letting the grass grow under her feet. But then Lilian's boss asks her to illustrate a vegetable encyclopedia and signs her up for a vegetable-gardening class. Lilian reluctantly agrees and recruits her kids and sister to join her for some drama-free Saturday mornings, because what could be more relaxing than gardening? Nothing...except that this class is filled with people who like to dig a little deeper than the surface, and an instructor who makes Lillian want to bloom for the first time in years. With her fellow newbie gardeners, Lilian learns what it takes to nurture plants--and friendships. Diggingin the dirt, with worms and all, teaches Lilian that sometimes you have to let nature take its course, be it in gardening, in life, or in love.."-- Provided by publisher.

Title The exile : the stunning inside story of Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda in flight

New to the Collection - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title The exile :
Author Levy, Adrian, 1965- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title A PERFECT MANHATTAN MURDER

New to the Collection - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title A PERFECT MANHATTAN MURDER
Author Kiely, Tracy, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: A Nic & Nigel mystery ; #3
Format: Books

Title The revolution of the moon

New to the Collection - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title The revolution of the moon
Author Camilleri, Andrea, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary Sicily, April 16 1677. From his deathbed, Charles III's viceroy, Anielo de Guzmán y Carafa, marquis of Castle Rodrigo, names his wife, Doña Eleonora, as his successor. Eleonora de Moura is a highly intelligent and capable woman who immediately applies her political acumen to heal the scarred soul of Palermo, a city afflicted by poverty, misery, and the frequent uprisings they entail.The Marquise implements measures that include lowering the price of bread, reducing taxes for large families, re-opening women's care facilities, and establishing stipends for young couples wishing to marryall measures that were considered seditious by the conservative city fathers and by the Church. The machinations of powerful men soon result in Doña Eleonora, whom the Church sees as a dangerous revolutionary, being recalled to Spain. Her rule lasted 27 daysone cycle of the moon.

Title A SMALL REVOLUTION

New to the Collection - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title A SMALL REVOLUTION
Author Han, Jimin
Format: Books

Title Random Road : introducing Geneva Chase

New to the Collection - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title Random Road :
Author Kies, Thomas, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary It's a crime scene worthy of Hieronymus Bosch, so shocking and so senseless it challenges the local law and intrigues veteran reporter Geneva Chase whose career may be dying alongside that of her small town newspaper...The Sheffield Post headline shouts, "Cops Call Murder Scene 'Slaughterhouse." On the scene, Genie spurs the Deputy Police Chief to tell her quietly, "Six bodies…all nude…hacked to pieces." Even tough Geneva shivers. How could such a slaughter happen on Connecticut's moneyed Gold Coast? To privileged couples inside a historic 1898 Queen Anne mansion on the shoreline of Long Island Sound? Where is the protection afforded by the gated community and the security technology in place?..For Geneva, battling alcoholism and bad choices, writing this story is the last chance to redeem herself. She's lost every other major news job she's had. Working at her hometown newspaper is the end of the line-there will be nowhere else to go.

Title Love & death in burgundy

New to the Collection - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title Love & death in burgundy
Author Shea, Susan C., author.
Edition: First Edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "From critically acclaimed author, Susan C. Shea, comes Love & Death in Burgundy, an atmospheric mystery novel filled with good Chablis, french cheese, and, of course, murder. After three years of living in the small town of Reigny-sur-Canne, all Katherine Goff really wants is to be accepted by her neighbors into their little community. But as an American expat living in the proud region of Burgundy, that's no easy task. When the elderly Frenchman who lives in the village chateau is found dead at the bottom of a staircase, the town is turned into a hot bed of gossip and suspicion, and Katherine suddenly finds herself drawn deeper and deeper into the small town's secrets. A motherless teenager, a malicious French widow, a brash music producer, and a would-be Agatha Christie are among those caught up in a storm that threatens to turn Katherine's quiet life upside down. As more and more of the villagers' secrets are brought to light, Katherine must try to figure out who, if anyone, in the town she can trust, and which one of her neighbors just might be a killer"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Beauty sick : how the cultural obsession with appearance hurts girls and women

New to the Collection - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title Beauty sick :
Author Engeln, Renee, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Today's young women face a bewildering set of contradictions when it comes to beauty. They don't want to be Barbie dolls but, like generations of women before them, are told they must look like them. They're angry about the media's treatment of women but hungrily consume the very outlets that belittle them. They mock modern culture's absurd beauty ideal and make videos exposing Photoshopping tricks, but feel pressured to emulate the same images they criticize by posing with a "skinny arm." They understand that what they see isn't real but still download apps to airbrush their selfies. Yet these same young women are fierce fighters for the issues they care about. They are ready to fight back against their beauty-sick culture and create a different world for themselves, but they need a way forward."-- provided by publisher.

Title Lost rider

New to the Collection - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title Lost rider
Author Sloan, Harper, 1984-
Edition: 1st Pocket Books paperback edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: Coming home series, book one.
Format: Books
Summary Maverick Austin Davis is forced to return home after a ten-year career as a rodeo star. After one too many head injuries, hes off the circuit and in the horse farming business, something he's never taken much of a shine to, but now that its his late father's legacy, familial duty calls. How will Maverick find his way after the only dream he ever had for himself is over? Enter Leighton Elizabeth James, an ugly duckling turned beauty from Mavericks childhood, his younger sisters best friend, to be exact, and someone whose heart he stomped all over when she confessed her crush to him ten years back. Now Leighton is back in Maverick's life, no longer the insecure, love-stricken teen and Maverick can't help but take notice. Sparks fly between them, but will Leighton be able to open her heart to the one man who broke it all those years ago?

Title Awakening : how gays and lesbians brought marriage equality to America

New to the Collection - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title Awakening :
Author Frank, Nathaniel, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary The right of same-sex couples to marry provoked decades of intense conflict before it was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015. Yet some of the most divisive contests shaping the quest for marriage equality occurred not on the culture-war front lines but within the ranks of LGBTQ advocates. Nathaniel Frank tells the dramatic story of how an idea that once seemed unfathomable--and for many gays and lesbians undesirable--became a legal and moral right in just half a century. Awakening begins in the 1950s, when millions of gays and lesbians were afraid to come out, let alone fight for equal treatment. Across the social upheavals of the next two decades, a gay rights movement emerged with the rising awareness that same-sex love is equal to love everywhere. As movement leaders and ordinary gay people created new communities, alliances, and ideas, a tight-knit cadre of (mostly) gay and lesbian lawyers began to focus on legal recognition for same-sex couples, eventually creating a long-term strategy to win marriage rights in the courts. But first they had to win over members of their own LGBTQ community who declined to make marriage a priority, while reining in others who charged ahead heedless of their carefully laid plans, and often at odds with them. All the while, they had to fight against virulent antigay opponents and capture the American center by spreading the simple message that love is love--ultimately propelling the LGBTQ community, and America, immeasurably closer to justice.-- Provided by publisher.

Title Oppose any foe : the rise of America's Special Operations Forces

New to the Collection - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title Oppose any foe :
Author Moyar, Mark, 1971- author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "In a nation where the military is revered, America's Special Operations Forces are the exception to the rule. From raiding enemy compounds under cover of night to advising international resistance movements, special operators have earned a reputation for extraordinary skill and daring. Yet, by the same token, they are accused of overreaching, siphoning personnel from other units, and recklessness that does more harm than good. In Oppose Any Foe, Mark Moyar chronicles the rocky seventy-five year existence of the Special Operations Forces (SOF), from the first Army Rangers during World War II to today's much-lauded Seal Team Six. Since its inception, SOF's popularity, funding, and power have gone through dramatic cycles of boom and bust. Presidents from Roosevelt to Kennedy to Obama have championed the tactical precision of SOF and have allocated them huge budgets, only to have their ambitions undermined by military disasters, infighting at the Pentagon, or congressional opposition. Indeed, the "elite" status of the SOF has led to acts of hubris and dangerous plays for more power with far-reaching consequences. While prejudice against the SOF may be easy to understand, Moyar argues that the Special Operations Forces are a powerful tool--but one which we have yet to properly utilize and appropriately incorporate into military planning. Oppose Any Foe is an ambitious work of military history, but it is propelled by gripping tales of military courage. Weaving together thrilling stories of SOF missions and insightful analyses of the programs' successes and failures, Moyar offers an important institutional coming of age story."--Provided by publisher.

Title Let the dead speak

New to the Collection - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title Let the dead speak
Author Casey, Jane.
Format: Books

Title Play of death

New to the Collection - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title Play of death
Author Potzsch, Oliver.
Format: Books

Title Weber's greatest hits

New to the Collection - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title Weber's greatest hits
Author Purviance, Jamie, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary Collects over one hundred barbecue recipes from the grilling company, including such offerings as grilled oysters, Korean beef barbecue, jerk-spiced ribs, and Greek seafood salad.

Title TRADITIONALLY FERMENTED FOODS : innovative recipes and old-fashioned techniques for sustainable ... eating.

New to the Collection - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title TRADITIONALLY FERMENTED FOODS :
Author STONGER, SHANNON.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title How to be a supervillain

New to the Collection - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title How to be a supervillain
Author Fry, Michael, 1959- author, illustrator.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Twelve-year-old Victor Spoil comes from a long line of famous supervillains and he's fully expected to join their ranks one day. But to his family's utter disappointment, Victor doesn't have a single bad-guy bone in his body. He won't run with scissors, he always finishes his peas, and he can't stand to be messy. Hopeless!"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Move fast and break things : how Facebook, Google, and Amazon cornered culture and undermined democracy

New to the Collection - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title Move fast and break things :
Author Taplin, Jonathan T., author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Nothing like a duke

New to the Collection - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title Nothing like a duke
Author Ashford, Jane
Format: Books

Title Murder between the lines

New to the Collection - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:22pm
Title Murder between the lines
Author Vatsal, Radha, 1972- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

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