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Title Last day on earth : stories

New to the Collection - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 9:12am
Title Last day on earth :
Author Puchner, Eric, author.
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary From the award-winning author of Music Through the Floor and Model Home, a riveting and profoundly moving story collection by a writer uncannily in tune with the heartbreak and absurdity of domestic life ( Los Angeles Times ). A boy on the edge of adolescence fears his mother might be a robot; a psychotically depressed woman is entrusted with taking her niece and nephew trick-or-treating; a reluctant dad brings his baby to a coke-fueled party; a teenage boy tries to prevent his mother from putting his estranged father s dogs to sleep. Ranging from a youth arts camp to an aging punk band s reunion tour, from a dystopian future where parents no longer exist to a ferociously independent bookstore, Last Day on Earth revolves around the endlessly complex, frequently surreal system that is family. Eric Puchner, the author hailed as technically gifted and emotionally insightful ( The New York Times Book Review ), and someone who puts the story back in short story ( San Francisco Chronicle Book Review ), delivers a gloriously original, utterly memorable collection that invokes both the comedy and tragedy of our lifelong endeavor to come of age.

Title Family gene.

New to the Collection - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 9:12am
Title Family gene.
Author Linder, Joselin.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Frommer's easyguide to Hawaii.

New to the Collection - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 12:11am
Title Frommer's easyguide to Hawaii.
Publication Date(s) 2014-2017
Series: Frommer's easyguide
Format: Continuing Resources Regular print

Title The killing bay

New to the Collection - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 12:11am
Title The killing bay
Author Ould, Chris, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: A Faroes novel
Format: Books
Summary When a group of international activists arrive on the Faroe Islands, intent on stopping the traditional whale hunts, tensions between islanders and protestors run high. And when a woman is found viciously murdered only hours after a violent confrontation, the circumstances seem purposely designed to increase animosity between the two sides...As English DI Jan Reyna and local detective Hjalti Hentze investigate, it becomes increasingly clear that the murder has other, more sinister aspects to it, and that crucial evidence is being hidden. Neither policeman knows who to trust, or how far some people might go to defend their beliefs.

Title Salt, fat, acid, heat : the four elements of good cooking

New to the Collection - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 12:11am
Title Salt, fat, acid, heat :
Author Nosrat, Samin, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: Simon & Schuster nonfiction original hardcover
Format: Books

Title Food swings : 125 recipes to enjoy your life of virtue and vice

New to the Collection - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 12:11am
Title Food swings :
Author Seinfeld, Jessica, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Death of a ghost

New to the Collection - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 12:11am
Title Death of a ghost
Author Beaton, M. C., author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: A Hamish Macbeth mystery
Format: Books
Summary Spending a night at the reputedly haunted Castle Drim, Hamish Macbeth and his partner, Charlie Carter, discover a dead body and a smuggler's drop and become determined to unravel the strange mystery before more bodies turn up.

Title Velocity

New to the Collection - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 12:11am
Title Velocity
Author Wooding, Chris, 1977- author.
Edition: First American edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017, 2015
Format: Books
Summary Cassica and Shiara have grown up in Coppermouth, a dust choked town in the Outback, but now they hope to use their skills as race driver and mechanic to take on the Widowmaker, an off-road rally through some of the most dangerous places on Earth, to win fame and fortune--provided they survive the race.

Title Optimists die first

New to the Collection - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 12:11am
Title Optimists die first
Author Nielsen-Fernlund, Susin, 1964- author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary Since her sister's death, Petula de Wilde sees danger in everything. A mandatory art therapy class with a groups of teenage misfits is the worst part of each week. She wants nothing to do with them-- especially Jacob and his prosthetic arm. When they work together on a project, he helps her with her fears. But a secret he's been keeping from her could unravel everything....

Title The home that was our country : a memoir of Syria

New Enterprise feed - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 9:11am
Title The home that was our country :
Author Malek, Alia, 1974- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary In The Home that Was My Country, Syrian-American journalist Alia Malek chronicles her return to her family home in Damascus and the history of the Jabban apartment building. Here, generations of Christians, Jews, Muslims, and Armenians lived, worked, loved, and suffered in close quarters. In telling the story of her family over the course of the last century, Alia brings to light the triumphs and failures that have led Syria to where it is today. Her book bristles with insights, as Alia weaves acute political analysis into intimate scenes, interlacing the personal and the political with subtlety and grace. After being in and out of Syria growing up, Alia came back to Syria as a journalist at the time of the Arab Spring, striving to understand it as the country was beginning to disintegrate. As days go on, Alia learns how to speak the language that exists in a dictatorship, while privately confronting her own fears about her country's future, and learns how to carry on with everyday life. This intimate portrait of contemporary Syria will shed more light on its history, society, and politics than all of today's war reporting accounts written from the Syrian front. It makes for an eye-opening, highly moving, and beautiful read, and finds the humanity behind the disastrous daily headlines.

Title The killing bay

New Enterprise feed - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 9:11am
Title The killing bay
Author Ould, Chris, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: A Faroes novel
Format: Books
Summary When a group of international activists arrive on the Faroe Islands, intent on stopping the traditional whale hunts, tensions between islanders and protestors run high. And when a woman is found viciously murdered only hours after a violent confrontation, the circumstances seem purposely designed to increase animosity between the two sides...As English DI Jan Reyna and local detective Hjalti Hentze investigate, it becomes increasingly clear that the murder has other, more sinister aspects to it, and that crucial evidence is being hidden. Neither policeman knows who to trust, or how far some people might go to defend their beliefs.

Title Encircling : a novel

New Enterprise feed - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 9:11am
Title Encircling :
Author Tiller, Carl Frode, 1970- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017, 2015
Series: Book one of the Encircling trilogy, A Lannan translation selection
Format: Books
Summary "David has lost his memory. When he places an ad to ask friends and family to share their memories of him, three respond with letters: his two closest teenage friends and his estranged stepfather. Each has suspect motives for writing, and soon a contradictory picture of David emerges. Whose remembrance of him is right? Or do they all hold some fragment of the truth?"--Page 4 of cover.

Title The crow trap

New Enterprise feed - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 9:09am
Title The crow trap
Author Cleeves, Ann, author.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017, 1999
Series: First Vera Stanhope mystery
Format: Books
Summary The leader of an environmental survey struggles to manage the schemes of her rival team members before a friend's suspicious suicide introduces her to unconventional Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope.

Title Hacksaw Ridge

New Enterprise feed - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 9:09am
Title Hacksaw Ridge
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Video disc
Summary It's the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he singlehandedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers.

Title Hazy Bloom and the tomorrow power

New Enterprise feed - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 9:09am
Title Hazy Bloom and the tomorrow power
Author Hamburg, Jennifer, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: Hazy Bloom
Format: Books
Summary When third-grader Hazel "Hazy" Bloom begins having visions of trouble that will come within twenty-four hours, she finds that this mysterious power provides her the ability to make things worse.

Title The ultimate guide to raising teens and tweens : strategies for unlocking your child's full potential

New Enterprise feed - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 9:09am
Title The ultimate guide to raising teens and tweens :
Author Haddad, Douglas, 1976- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Damage control : a Dirty money novel

New Enterprise feed - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 9:09am
Title Damage control :
Author Jones, Lisa Renee, author.
Edition: First Edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: A dirty money novel
Format: Books
Summary The only thing more dangerous than a dark secret is a damaged heart... Shane Brandon has been pushed to the brink, torn between his corrupt family and his explosive, all-consuming desire for Emily Stevens, who he now knows is not who, and what, she seems. Has he trusted the wrong person? Will she, not his brother Derek, be the ultimate destruction of his family Empire...Emily tries to run from Shane, but he will stop her, confront her, force her to reveal all - one hot touch and kiss, at a time, under every intimate detail of who this woman is, and what she wants, is exposed. But as he tears away the dangers of the unknowns with the woman in his bed, and in his heart, The Martina Cartel, has set their sites on his company, his family, and the one piece of leverage they believe he won't gamble with: Emily.

Title Life on Mars

New to the Collection - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 9:09am
Title Life on Mars
Author Agee, Jon, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "A young astronaut is trying to find life on Mars, but he's made a very big oversight"-- Provided by publisher.

Title What will grow?

New to the Collection - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 9:09am
Title What will grow?
Author Ward, Jennifer, 1963- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Seeds can be big or small, round or pointy, and all sorts of colors. They can become flowers, trees, fruits, or vegetables, and they grow all times of year, during spring, summer, fall, and winter. But all seeds have one thing in common--inside each is a new plant life waiting to emerge. What kind of plant will bloom? Wait and see what will grow! This jacketed companion picture book to What Will Hatch? features all kinds of seeds, from flowers and trees to fruits and vegetables. Along with lyrical text and beautiful illustrations, the book includes four pull-out gate-folds and fascinating back matter about plants!"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Grand Canyon

New to the Collection - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 9:09am
Title Grand Canyon
Author Chin, Jason, 1978- author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "An exploration of the Grand Canyon on a grand scale, as only Jason Chin can illustrate and explain"-- Provided by publisher.

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