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Title Nevertheless : a memoir

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Title Nevertheless :
Author Baldwin, Alec, 1958- author, narrator.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Audio disc
Summary The actor highlights parts of his life that he's long kept private, from his troubled childhood and efforts to make it as young actor to his struggles with addiction and his failings as a husband and parent.

Title Fallout

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Title Fallout
Author Paretsky, Sara, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: A V.I. Warshawski novel
Format: Books
Summary V.I. Warshawski's impossible god-daughter Bernie convinces her to look for August, a young film-maker who has disappeared. The evidence indicates that he has gone to Kansas in the company of Emerald, an older black movie actress who wants to film the story of her life. Her search takes V.I. from the military base Emerald was born on, to the farm where she grew up outside a university town, ploughing up past and present-day secrets as she goes. What is happening at the former nuclear missile site next door to the farm? What happened at the site in 1983, when students tried to stage their own version of Greenham Common? Everywhere V.I. turns she seems to be finding more trouble--with not a sign of August and Emerald. And then trouble turns to death.

Title River under the road.

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Title River under the road.
Author Spencer, Scott.
Format: Books

Title Marlena : a novel

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Title Marlena :
Author Buntin, Julie, author.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Audio disc
Summary An electric debut novel about love, addiction, and loss; the story of two girls and the feral year that will cost one her life, and define the other's for decadesEverything about fifteen-year-old Cat's new town in rural Michigan is lonely and off-kilter, until she meets her neighbor, the manic, beautiful, pill-popping Marlena. Cat, inexperienced and desperate for connection, is quickly lured into Marlena's orbit by little more than an arched eyebrow and a shake of white-blond hair. As the two girls turn the untamed landscape of their desolate small town into a kind of playground, Cat catalogues a litany of firsts--first drink, first cigarette, first kiss--while Marlena's habits harden and calcify. Within the year, Marlena is dead, drowned in six inches of icy water in the woods nearby. Now, decades later, when a ghost from that pivotal year surfaces unexpectedly, Cat must try to forgive herself and move on, even as the memory of Marlena keeps her tangled in the past.Alive with an urgent, unshakable tenderness, Julie Buntin's Marlena is an unforgettable look at the people who shape us beyond reason and the ways it might be possible to pull oneself back from the brink.

Title Vengeance is mine, all others pay cash

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Title Vengeance is mine, all others pay cash
Author Kurniawan, Eka, 1975- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: New Directions paperbook ; NDP1382
Format: Books
Summary "Told in short, cinematic bursts, Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash is gloriously pulpy. Ajo Kawir, a lower-class Javanese teenage boy excited about sex, likes to spy on fellow villagers in flagrante. But one night he ends up witnessing the savage rape of a beautiful crazy woman by two policemen. Deeply traumatized, he becomes impotent. His efforts to get his virility back all fail, and Ajo Kawir turns to fighting as a way to vent his frustrations. He gets such a fearsome reputation as a brawler that he is hired to kill a thug named The Tiger, but instead Ajo Kawir falls in love with Iteung, a gorgeous female bodyguard, who works for the local mafia. Alas, the course of true love never did run smooth ... Fast-forward a decade. Now a truck driver, Ajo Kawir has reached a new equanimity, thinking that his penis may be trying to teach him a lesson and even consulting it in many situations as if it were his guru--and love may yet triumph. Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash shows Eka Kurniawan in a gritty, comic, pungent mode that fans of Quentin Tarantino will appreciate. But even with its liberal peppering of fights, high-speed car chases, and ladies heaving with desire, the novel continues to explore Kurniawan's familiar themes of female agency in a violent male world dominated by petty criminals and a corrupt police state"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Fierce Kingdom [sound recording]

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Title Fierce Kingdom
Author Phillips, Gin.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Audio disc
URL: View cover art http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/000/000/000/011/798/000000000011798197.jpg
Summary The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of playtime. They are happy, and the day has been close to perfect. But what Joan sees as she hustles her son toward the exit gate minutes before closing time sends her sprinting back into the zoo, her child in her arms. And for the next three hours, she keeps on running. Suddenly, mother and son are as trapped as the animals. Joan's intimate knowledge of this place that filled early motherhood with happy diversions, the hidden pathways and under-renovation exhibits, the best spots on the carousel and overstocked snack machines, is all that keeps them a step ahead of danger.

Title Hello, Sunshine [sound recording]

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Title Hello, Sunshine
Author Dave, Laura.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Audio disc
URL: View cover art http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/000/000/000/011/827/000000000011827272.jpg
Summary In the modern world, where celebrity is a careful construct, Laura Dave's compelling, enticing novel explores the devastating effect of the secrets people keep in public, and in private. This is a fresh, provocative look at a woman teetering between a scrupulously assembled life and the redemptive power of revealing the truth.

Title Battles for freedom : the use and abuse of American history

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Title Battles for freedom :
Author Foner, Eric, 1943- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "[Eric] Foner expounds on the relevance of Abraham Lincoln's legacy in the twenty-first century and on the need for another era of Reconstruction. In addition to calling out politicians and the powerful for their abuse and misuse of American history, Foner assesses some of his fellow leading historians of the late 20th century, including Richard Hofstadter, Howard Zinn and Eric Hobsbawm. Foner ends with an essay on the great tradition of radicalism..which he argues, Americans of progressive disposition should seek to celebrate, retrieve, and renew."--Page 4 of cover.

Title A single spy

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Title A single spy
Author Christie, William, 1960- author.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Audio disc
Summary Alexsi Ivanovich Smirnov, an orphan and a thief, has been living by his wits and surviving below the ever-watchful eye of the Soviet system until his luck finally runs out. In 1936 at the age of sixteen, Alexsi is caught by the NKVD and transported to Moscow. There, in the notorious headquarters of the secret police, he is given a choice: be trained and inserted as a spy into Nazi Germany under the identity of his best friend, the long-lost nephew of a high-ranking Nazi official, or disappear forever in the basement of the Lubyanka. For Alexsi, it's no choice at all.Over the course of the next seven years, Alexsi has to live his role, that of the devoted nephew of a high Nazi official, and ultimately works for the legendary German spymaster Wilhelm Canaris as an intelligence agent in the Abwehr, all the while acting as a double agent--reporting back to the NKVD and avoiding detection by the Gestapo. Trapped between the implacable forces of two of the most notorious dictatorships in history, and truly loyal to no one but himself, Alexsi's goal remains the same--survival.In 1943 Alexsi is chosen by the Gestapo to spearhead one of the most desperate operations of the war--to infiltrate the site of the upcoming Tehran conference between Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin, and set them up to be assassinated. For Alexsi, it's the moment of truth; for the rest of the world, the future is at stake.

Title Tunnel : a Danny Katz thriller

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Title Tunnel : a Danny Katz thriller
Author Vallgren, Carl-Johan
Format: Books

Title Adolfo Kaminsky A Forger's Life.

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Title Adolfo Kaminsky
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Audio disc

Title The Woman Who Smashed Codes : A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America's Enemies.

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Title The Woman Who Smashed Codes :
Author Fagone, Jason.
Edition: Unabridged
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Audio disc
Summary Joining the ranks of Hidden Figures and In the Garden of Beasts, the incredible true story of the greatest codebreaking duo that ever lived, an American woman and her husband who invented the modern science of cryptology together and used it to confront the evils of their time, solving puzzles that unmasked Nazi spies and helped win World War IIIn 1912, at the height of World War I, brilliant Shakespeare expert Elizebeth Smith went to work for an eccentric tycoon on his estate outside Chicago. The tycoon had close ties to the U.S. government, and he soon asked Elizebeth to apply her language skills to an exciting new venture: code-breaking. There she met the man who would become her husband, groundbreaking cryptologist William Friedman. Though she and Friedman are in many ways the "Adam and Eve" of the NSA, Elizebeth's story, incredibly, has never been told.In The Woman Who Smashed Codes, Jason Fagone chronicles the life of this extraordinary woman, who played an integral role in our nation's history for forty years. After World War I, Smith used her talents to catch gangsters and smugglers during Prohibition, then accepted a covert mission to discover and expose Nazi spy rings that were spreading like wildfire across South America, advancing ever closer to the United States. As World War II raged, Elizabeth fought a highly classified battle of wits against Hitler's Reich, cracking multiple versions of the Enigma machine used by German spies. Meanwhile, inside an Army vault in Washington, William worked furiously to break Purple, the Japanese version of Enigma--and eventually succeeded, at a terrible cost to his personal life.Fagone unveils America's code-breaking history through the prism of Smith's life, bringing into focus the unforgettable events and colorful personalities that would help shape modern intelligence. Blending the lively pace and compelling detail that are the hallmarks of Erik Larson's bestsellers with the atmosphere and intensity of The Imitation Game, The Woman Who Smashed Codes is page-turning popular history at its finest.

Title The lost city of the monkey god : a true story

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Title The lost city of the monkey god :
Author Preston, Douglas J.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Sound recording Electronic Resources
URL: CLICK HERE to access the digital audiobook, available to cardholders of this library
Summary Since the days of conquistador Hernan Cortes, rumors have circulated about an ancient White City of immense wealth hidden in the Honduran interior. Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who had fled there to escape the Spanish, warning that anyone who disturbs this sacred city will fall ill and die. In 1940, swashbuckling journalist Theodore Morde returned from the jungle with hundreds of artifacts and tantalizing stories of having seen the crumbling walls of the Lost City of the Monkey God for himself. Soon after, he committed suicide without revealing its mysterious location. Three quarters of a century later, bestselling author Doug Preston climbed aboard a rickety, single-engine plane carrying expensive laser technology that could map the terrain under the dense rainforest canopy. That flight revealed for the first time an unmistakable image of a sprawling metropolis, tantalizing proof of not just the mythical city but an entire lost civilization. Suspenseful, surprising, and unputdownable, The Lost City of the Monkey God is narrative nonfiction at its most compelling: a story of adventure, danger, ancient curses, modern technology, a stunning medical mystery, and a riveting eye-witness account of one of the great discoveries of the twenty-first century.

Title The undoing project : a friendship that changed our minds

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Title The undoing project :
Author Lewis, Michael (Michael M.), author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Electronic Resources
URL: CLICK HERE to access the digital audiobook, available to cardholders of this library
Summary "Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the human mind erred, systematically, when forced to make judgments in uncertain situations. Their work created the field of behavioral economics, revolutionized Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made much of Michael Lewis's own work possible. Kahneman and Tversky are more responsible than anybody for the powerful trend to mistrust human intuition and defer to algorithms. The Undoing Project is about a collaboration between two men who became heroes in the university and on the battlefield -- both had important careers in the Israeli military -- and whose research was deeply linked to their extraordinary life experiences. Amos Tversky was a brilliant, self-confident warrior and extrovert, the center of rapt attention in any room; Kahneman, a fugitive from the Nazis in his childhood, was an introvert whose questing self-doubt was the seedbed of his ideas. They worked together so closely that they couldn't remember whose brain originated which ideas, or who should claim credit. They flipped a coin to decide the lead authorship on the first paper they wrote, and simply alternated thereafter. This story about the workings of the human mind is explored through the personalities of two fascinating individuals so fundamentally different from each other that they seem unlikely friends or colleagues. In the process they may well have changed, for good, mankind's view of its own mind." -- Book jacket

Title Rather Be the Devil

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Title Rather Be the Devil
Author Rankin, Ian, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: The Inspector Rebus Series ; #21
Format: Sound recording Electronic Resources
URL: CLICK HERE to access the digital audiobook, available to cardholders of this library
Summary Detective Inspector John Rebus investigates a cold case that has turned red hot once again. John Rebus, as incapable of settling into his retirement as he is of playing by the rules, investigates a cold case from the 1970s involving a gorgeous and wealthy female socialite who was found dead in a bedroom at one of Edinburgh's most luxurious hotels. No one was ever found guilty, but the scandalous circumstances of the murder have kept the town talking for over forty years. Now, Rebus has his own reasons to investigate, but his inquiries quickly make him some very dangerous and powerful enemies who will stop at nothing to ensure that the case remains unsolved and the gossip falls on deaf ears.

Title Dynamic communication : 27 strategies to grow, lead, and manage your business

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Title Dynamic communication :
Author Schiefelbein, Jill, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "You'd be hard pressed to find a job advertisement where "effective communication skills" wasn't somewhere in the description. Yet communication is one of the biggest problems plaguing businesses today. One reason is because communication training is often done in isolation-working on one skill at a time, but never connecting it to the bigger picture. This book is that bigger picture-where all the pieces come together for dynamic communication to exist and help business owners lead, manage, and sell. Dynamic Communication combines the author's business experience and theoretical background as a university communications instructor to create this model-an equation with three variables that encompasses what you need for dynamic and successful communication that moves people to action. Dynamic Communication contains three variables: connect, listen, and articulate. The proposed book takes each variable, explains it, applies it in the three main business audience types-internal audiences, external audiences, and consumer audiences-and shows the reader how to identify which variable is missing and how to correct it. It's an action-oriented model that drives results for the user, thus producing better managed, better connected, better articulated, and therefore better producing businesses"-- Provided by publisher. "This book contains 27 actionable strategies that readers can use to demonstrate dynamic communication and their organization to drive results. While the chapters and strategies are organized intentionally, each one is designed to be accessed individually. Readers will come away being able to execute an effective communication strategy"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Map to the stars

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Title Map to the stars
Author Matejka, Adrian, 1971- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "A resonant new collection of poetry from Adrian Matejka, author of The Big Smoke, a finalist for The Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award Map to the Stars, the fourth poetry collection from National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist Adrian Matejka, navigates the tensions between race, geography, and poverty in America during the Reagan Era. In the time of space shuttles and the Strategic Defense Initiative, outer space is the only place equality seems possible, even as the stars serve to both guide and obscure the earthly complexities of masculinity and migration. In Matejka's poems, hope is the link between the convoluted realities of being poor and the inspiring possibilities of transcendence and escape--whether it comes from Star Trek, the dream of being one of the first black astronauts, or Sun Ra's cosmic jazz"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Together and by ourselves

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Title Together and by ourselves
Author Dimitrov, Alex, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Together and by Ourselves, Alex Dimitrov's second book of poems, takes on broad existential questions and the reality of our current moment: being seemingly connected to one another, yet emotionally alone. Through a collage aesthetic and a multiplicity of voices, these poems take us from coast to coast, New York to LA, and toward uneasy questions about intimacy, love, death, and the human spirit. Dimitrov critiques America's long-lasting obsessions with money, celebrity, and escapism-whether in our personal, professional, or family lives. What defines a life? Is love ever enough? Who are we when together and who are we by ourselves? These questions echo throughout the poems, which resist easy answers. The voice is both heartfelt and skeptical, bruised yet playful, and always deeply introspective"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Tremulous hinge : poems

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Title Tremulous hinge :
Author Giannelli, Adam, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: Iowa poetry prize
Format: Books

Title The happy end / all are welcome

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Title The happy end / all are welcome
Author Torre, Mónica de la, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "The Happy End/ All Welcome is set in a job fair inspired by the Nature Theater of Oklahoma from Kafka's unfinished novel Amerika: the largest theater company in the world is recruiting all kinds of employees. De la Torre builds, fastens, cuts, pastes, performs, and extrudes a variety of poems to suit this most serious situation comedy: poems as job interviews, poems as postings, poems as questionnaires, reports, speeches, lyrical rants... At its heart, this playful bricolage explores the norms of the workplace and its notions of competence, while tackling office design, performativity, and skilled vs. deskilled creative labor."--Publisher's website (viewed 01/30/2017).

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