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Title SWIMMER AMONG THE STARS : STORIES

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Title SWIMMER AMONG THE STARS :
Author Tharoor, Kanishk, author.
Edition: First American edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "[A] writer who is gifted not just with extraordinary talent but also with a subtle, original, and probing mind."--Amitav Ghosh In one of the singularly imaginative stories from Kanishk Tharoor's Swimmer Among the Stars, despondent diplomats entertain themselves by playing table tennis in zero gravity--for after rising seas destroy Manhattan, the United Nations moves to an orbiting space hotel. In other tales, a team of anthropologists treks to a remote village to record a language's last surviving speaker intoning her native tongue; an elephant and his driver cross the ocean to meet the whims of a Moroccan princess; and Genghis Khan's marauding army steadily approaches an unnamed city's walls. With exuberant originality and startling vision, Tharoor cuts against the grain of literary convention, drawing equally from ancient history and current events. His world-spanning stories speak to contemporary challenges of environmental collapse and cultural appropriation, but also to the workings of legend and their timeless human truths. Whether refashioning the romances of Alexander the Great or confronting the plight of today's refugees, Tharoor writes with distinctive insight and remarkable assurance. Swimmer Among the Stars announces the arrival of a vital, enchanting talent."-- Provided by publisher. "A debut collection of wildly original and intensely imagined stories"-- Provided by publisher.

Title THE ZERO AND THE ONE : A NOVEL

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Title THE ZERO AND THE ONE :
Author Ruby, Ryan, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "A gothic twist on the classic tale of innocents abroad, THE ZERO AND THE ONE is a meditation on the seductions of friendship and the power of dangerous ideas that registers the dark, psychological suspense of Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripleyand the intellectual and philosophical intrigue of John Banville's The Book of Evidence. A shy, bookish scholarship student from a working-class family, Owen Whiting has high hopes of what awaits him at Oxford, only to find himself adrift and out of place among the university's dim aristocrats and posh radicals. But his life takes a dramatic turn when he is assigned to the same philosophy tutorial as Zachary Foedern, a visiting student from New York City. Rich, brilliant, and charismatic, Zach takes Owenunder his wing, introducing him to a world of experiences Owen has only ever read about. From the quadrangles of Oxford to the seedy underbelly of Berlin, they practice what Zach preaches, daring each other to transgress the boundaries of convention andmorality, until Zach proposes the greatest transgression of all: a suicide pact. But when Zach's plans go horribly awry, Owen is left to pick up the pieces in the sleek lofts and dingy dives of lower Manhattan. Now he must navigate the treacherous boundary between illusion and reality if he wants to understand his friend and preserve a hold on his once bright future"-- Provided by publisher.

Title LAST NEANDERTHAL.

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Title LAST NEANDERTHAL.
Author Cameron, Claire, 1973-
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary From the author of The Bear , the enthralling story of two women separated by millennia, but linked by an epic journey that will transform them both 40,000 years in the past, the last family of Neanderthals roams the earth. After a crushingly hard winter, their numbers are low, but Girl, the oldest daughter, is just coming of age and her family is determined to travel to the annual meeting place and find her a mate. But the unforgiving landscape takes its toll, and Girl is left alone to care for Runt, a foundling of unknown origin. As Girl and Runt face the coming winter storms, Girl realizes she has one final chance to save her people, even if it means sacrificing part of herself. In the modern day, archaeologist Rosamund Gale works well into her pregnancy, racing to excavate newly found Neanderthal artifacts before her baby comes. Linked across the ages by the shared experience of early motherhood, both stories examine the often taboo corners of women's lives. Haunting, suspenseful, and profoundly moving, THE LAST NEANDERTHAL asks us to reconsider all we think we know about what it means to be human.

Title BAD DREAMS AND OTHER STORIES.

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Title BAD DREAMS AND OTHER STORIES.
Author Hadley, Tessa
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary The award-winning author of The Past once again "crystallizes the atmosphere of ordinary life in prose somehow miraculous and natural" (Washington Post), in a collection of stories that elevate the mundane into the exceptional. The author of six critically acclaimed novels, Tessa Hadley has proven herself to be the champion of revealing the hidden depths in the deceptively simple. In these short stories it's the ordinary things that turn out to be most extraordinary: the history of a length of fabric or a forgotten jacket. Two sisters quarrel over an inheritance and a new baby; a child awake in the night explores the familiar rooms of her home, made strange by the darkness; a housekeeper caring for a helpless old man uncovers secrets from his past. The first steps into a turning point and a new life are made so easily and carelessly: each of these stories illuminate crucial moments of transition, often imperceptible to the protagonists. A girl accepts a lift in a car with some older boys; a young woman reads the diaries she discovers while housesitting. Small acts have large consequences, some that can reverberate across decades; private fantasies can affect other people, for better and worse. The real things that happen to people, the accidents that befall them, are every bit as mysterious as their longings and their dreams. Bad Dreams and Other Stories demonstrates yet again that Tessa Hadley "puts on paper a consciousness so visceral, so fully realized, it heightens and expands your own. She is a true master" (Lily King, author of Euphoria).

Title The awkward age : a novel

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Title The awkward age :
Author Segal, Francesca, 1980- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "A wry, tender novel about an ordinary family facing extraordinary choices. Julia Alden has fallen deeply, unexpectedly in love. American obstetrician James is everything she didn't know she wanted--if only her teenage daughter, Gwen, didn't hate him so much. Uniting two households is never easy, but when Gwen turns for comfort to James's seventeen-year-old son, Nathan, the consequences will test her mother's loyalty and threaten all their fragile new happiness. This is a moving and powerful novel about the modern family: about starting over; about love, guilt, and generosity; about building something beautiful amid the mess and complexity of what came before. It is a story about standing by the ones we love, even while they make mistakes. We would give anything to make our children happy. But how much should they ask?"-- Provided by publisher.

Title BAD GUYS IN ATTACK OF THE ZITTENS.

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Title BAD GUYS IN ATTACK OF THE ZITTENS.
Author Blabey, Aaron
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Someone to watch over me : the story of Elliott and Eleanor Roosevelt.

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Title Someone to watch over me :
Author Burns, Eric.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Pedal power

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Title Pedal power
Author Drummond, Allan.
Format: Books

Title HEARTS & OTHER BODY PARTS

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Title HEARTS & OTHER BODY PARTS
Author Bloom, Ira (Ira Mitchell), 1959- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary There are two new boys at Middleton High: Norman, who is eight-feet-tall and looks like he was put together after an accident, and Zack, the impossibly handsome transfer from Europe, and soon the three witch sisters, Esme, Katy, and Ronnie, are in an allout competition for Zack's attention--but Esme is also drawn to Norman, and he is the only one who seems to notice that students who go off alone with Zack seem to suffer from amnesia, or disappear entirely.

Title Fences [videorecording].

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Title Fences
Edition: Widescreen ed.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Video disc
Summary A black garbage collector named Troy Maxson in 1950s Pittsburgh is bitter that baseball's color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues, Maxson is prone to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones.

Title At the bottom of the world

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Title At the bottom of the world
Author Nye, Bill, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: Jack and the geniuses ; 1
Format: Books
Summary Traveling to Antarctica for a prestigious science competition, twelve-year-old Jack and his genius foster siblings, Ava and Matt, become caught up in a mystery involving a missing scientist.

Title Storm horse

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Title Storm horse
Author Garlick, Nicholas, 1954- author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary His mother left three years ago, so when twelve-year-old Flip's thieving father dies he goes to live with his stern and hostile uncle on the remote Dutch island of Mossum; there he works on the farm, dreams of his mother coming to get him, deals with the local bullies, and his only "friend' is a strange, mute girl whom he thinks of as the ghost girl--until he rescues a horse from the stormy sea and discovers a new purpose in caring for his charge.

Title Girl in disguise

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Title Girl in disguise
Author Macallister, Greer, author.
Edition: Large print edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: Thorndike Press large print peer picks
Format: Books

Title One by one : a Danny Ryan thriller

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Title One by one : a Danny Ryan thriller
Author Cain, Sarah
Format: Books

Title Plundered skulls and stolen spirits : inside the fight to reclaim Native America's culture

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Title Plundered skulls and stolen spirits : inside the fight to reclaim Native America's culture
Author Colwell, Chip
Format: Books

Title Chasing space.

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Title Chasing space.
Author Melvin, Leland.
Format: Books

Title Devil's mercedes : the bizarre and disturbing adventures of hitlers limousine in america.

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Title Devil's mercedes :
Author Klara, Robert.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Making sense of science : separating substance from spin

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Title Making sense of science :
Author Dean, Cornelia, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary Cornelia Dean draws on her 30 years as a science journalist with the New York Times to expose the flawed reasoning and knowledge gaps that handicap readers when they try to make sense of science. She calls attention to conflicts of interest in research and the price society pays when science journalism declines and funding dries up.-- Provided by publisher

Title Invention of Angela Carter : a biography

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Title Invention of Angela Carter : a biography
Author Gordon, Edmund
Format: Books

Title Hitler's American model : the United States and the making of Nazi race law

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Title Hitler's American model :
Author Whitman, James Q., 1957- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

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