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Title Georgia peaches and other forbidden fruit.

New to the Collection - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 9:24am
Title Georgia peaches and other forbidden fruit.
Author Brown, Jaye Robin.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Spontaneous

New to the Collection - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 9:24am
Title Spontaneous
Author Starmer, Aaron, 1976-
Format: Books

Title Marrow : a story of love, loss, and what matters most.

New to the Collection - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 9:24am
Title Marrow :
Author Lesser, Elizabeth.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Tales of the peculiar.

New to the Collection - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 9:24am
Title Tales of the peculiar.
Author Riggs, Ransom.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Irena's children : the extraordinary story of the woman who saved 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto

New to the Collection - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 9:24am
Title Irena's children :
Author Mazzeo, Tilar J., author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title I'll sell you a dog

New to the Collection - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 9:24am
Title I'll sell you a dog
Author Villalobos, Juan Pablo, 1973-
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title The legend of Jesse Smoke

New to the Collection - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 9:24am
Title The legend of Jesse Smoke
Author Bausch, Robert, author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "When Skip Granger, the assistant coach for the Washington Redskins, first sees Jesse Smoke, she is on the beach in Belize. And she has just thrown a regulation football a mile. Granger knows that Smoke's talent is unprecedented for a woman, and nearly unparalleled among men. As Granger observes her throughout a season as quarterback for the Washington Divas of the Independent Women's Football League, he decides to sign her to the Redskins, even as he faces losing his job and credibility. As the first woman on a major NFL team, Jesse Smoke's astounding success places her in the tradition of athletes like Jackie Robinson and Joe Louis. Yet Smoke is quickly faced with her own battles, including the clamors of the press, the violence of her teammates, and the institutional resistance that seeks to keep football in the hands of men. While a female quarterback in the NFL is a fantasy at the moment, Robert Bausch's genius as a writer makes it a highly engaging reality on the page. Fans of football--and readers who were just waiting for a player worth getting excited about--will relish Jesse Smoke's journey to the big leagues"-- Provided by publisher.

Title The American girl

New to the Collection - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 9:24am
Title The American girl
Author Horsley, Kate, 1952- author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title The girl before

New to the Collection - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 9:24am
Title The girl before
Author Olsen, Rena, author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary Clara Lawson is torn from her life in an instant. Without warning, her home is invaded by armed men, and she finds herself separated from her beloved husband and daughters. The last thing her husband yells to her is to say nothing. . . Alternating between past and present, The Girl Before slowly unpeels the layers of Clara's fractured life. We see her growing up, raised with her sisters by the stern Mama and Papa G, becoming a poised and educated young woman, falling desperately in love with the forbidden son of her adoptive parents. We see her now, sequestered in a barren room, questioned by men and women who call her a different name--Diana--and who accuse her husband of unspeakable crimes. As recollections of her past collide with new revelations, Clara must question everything she thought she knew about her history, her family, and her camptors...who may, in fact, turn out to be her saviors.

Title I wish my teacher knew : how one question can change everything for our kids

New to the Collection - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 9:24am
Title I wish my teacher knew :
Author Schwartz, Kyle, author.
Edition: First Da Capo Press edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary One day, third-grade teacher Kyle Schwartz asked her students to fill the blank in this sentence: “I wish my teacher knew _____.” The results astounded her. Some answers were humorous, others were heartbreaking, but all were profoundly moving and enlightening. The results opened her eyes to the need for educators to understand the unique realities their students face in order to create an open, safe and supportive place in the classroom.

Title Coding, bugs, and fixes

New Enterprise feed - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:24am
Title Coding, bugs, and fixes
Author Lyons, Heather (Heather K.), author.
Publication Date(s) 2016-2017
Series: Kids get coding
Format: Books
Summary "Learn coding basics in this kid-friendly, easy-to-follow book. It covers algorithms, loops, bugs, and fixes using real-world examples and fun illustrations. Online and offline activities also boost learning and skills."-- Provided by publisher.

Title Pax romana : war, peace, and conquest in the roman world.

New to the Collection - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:23am
Title Pax romana :
Author Goldsworthy, Adrian.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title THE BLACK PANTHERS : portraits from an unfinished revolution

New to the Collection - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:23am
Title THE BLACK PANTHERS :
Author Shih, Bryan/ Williams, Yohuru/ Joseph, Peniel E. (INT)
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "October 2016 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party. Photojournalist Bryan Shih, who has been interviewing and taking portraits of the surviving Panthers around the country for years, has partnered with Yohuru Williams, dean and history professor at Fairfield University, to deliver the definitive celebration of the Black Panthers. Part oral history, part scrapbook, this is a beautifully produced book of forty-five black-and-white portraits of the Panthers today, alongside interviews with the surviving Panthers, archival images, Black Panther Party pamphlets and speeches, as well as essays by contributors such as Peniel Joseph, Alondra Nelson, Rhonda Williams, and other high-profile scholars to provide background and context."--Provided by publisher.

Title The Black Prince of Florence : the spectacular life and treacherous world of Alessandro de' Medici

New to the Collection - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:23am
Title The Black Prince of Florence :
Author Fletcher, Catherine, 1975- author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "Ruler of Florence for seven bloody years, 1531 to 1537, Alessandro de' Medici was arguably the first person of color to serve as a head of state in the Western world. Born out of wedlock to a dark-skinned maid and Lorenzo de' Medici, he was the last legitimate heir to the line of Lorenzo the Magnificent. When Alessandro's noble father died of syphilis, the family looked to him. Groomed for power, he carved a path through the backstabbing world of Italian politics in a time when cardinals, popes, and princes vied for wealth and advantage. By the age of nineteen, he was prince of Florence, inheritor of the legacy of the grandest dynasty of the Italian Renaissance. Alessandro faced down family rivalry and enormous resistance from Florence's oligarchs, who called him a womanizer-which he undoubtedly was--and a tyrant. Yet this real-life counterpart to Machiavelli's Prince kept his grip on power until he was assassinated at the age of 26 during a late-night tryst arranged by his scheming cousins. After his death, his brief but colorful reign was criticized by those who had murdered him in a failed attempt to restore the Florentine republic. For the first time, the true story is told in The Black Prince of Florence. Catherine Fletcher tells the riveting tale of Alessandro's unexpected rise and spectacular fall, unraveling centuries-old mysteries, exposing forgeries, and bringing to life the epic personalities of the Medicis, Borgias, and others as they waged sordid campaigns to rise to the top. Drawing on new research and first-hand sources, this biography of a most intriguing Renaissance figure combines archival scholarship with discussions of race and class that are still relevant today."--Provided by publisher.

Title Angel of oblivion

New to the Collection - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:23am
Title Angel of oblivion
Author Haderlap, Maja
Format: Books

Title Incarnations : a history of India in fifty lives

New to the Collection - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:23am
Title Incarnations :
Author Khilnani, Sunil, 1960- author.
Edition: First American edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "An entertaining and provocative account of India's past, written by one of the country's leading thinkers. For all of India's myths, its sea of stories and moral epics, Indian history remains a curiously unpeopled place. In Incarnations, Sunil Khilnani fills that space, recapturing the human dimension of how the world's largest democracy came to be. His trenchant portraits of emperors, warriors, philosophers, film stars, and corporate titans--some famous, some unjustly forgotten--bring feeling, wry humor, and uncommon insight to dilemmas that extend from ancient times to our own. As he journeys across the country and through its past, Khilnani uncovers more than just history. In rocket launches and ayurvedic call centers, in slum temples and Bollywood studios, in California communes and grimy ports, he examines the continued, and often surprising, relevance of the men and women who have made India--and the world--what it is. We encounter the Buddha, 'the first human personality'; the ancient Sanskrit linguist who inspires computer programmers today; the wit and guile of India's Machiavelli; and the medieval poets who mocked rituals and caste. In the twentieth century, Khilnani sets Gandhi and other political icons of the independence era next to actresses, photographers, and entrepreneurs. Incarnations is an ideal introduction to India--and a provocative and sophisticated reinterpretation of its history"-- Provided by publisher.

Title LETTERS FROM PARIS

New to the Collection - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:23am
Title LETTERS FROM PARIS
Author Blackwell, Juliet, author.
Edition: Berkley trade paperback edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "From the New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Key comes the story of a mysterious work of art and the woman inspired to uncover its history in the City of Light. After surviving the accident that took her mother's life, Claire Broussard has worked hard to escape her small Louisiana hometown. But these days she feels something lacking. Abruptly leaving her lucrative job in Chicago, Claire returns home to care for her ailing grandmother. There, she unearths a beautiful sculpture that her great-grandfather sent home from Paris after World War II. At her grandmother's urging, Claire travels to Paris to track down the centuries-old mask-making atelier where the sculpture, known only as "L'inconnue"--or the Unknown Woman--was created. With the help of a surly sculptor, Claire discovers a cache of letters that offer insight into the life of the Belle Epoque woman immortalized in the work of art. As Claire uncovers the unknown woman's tragic fate, she begins to discover secrets of her own"-- Provided by publisher.

Title THE VIRGINITY OF FAMOUS MEN : stories

New to the Collection - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:23am
Title THE VIRGINITY OF FAMOUS MEN :
Author Sneed, Christine, 1971- author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "The Virginity of Famous Men, award-winning story writer Christine Sneed's deeply perceptive collection on the human condition, features protagonists attempting to make peace with the paths they have taken thus far. In "The Prettiest Girls, " a location scout for a Hollywood film studio falls in love with a young Mexican woman who is more in love with the idea of stardom than with this older American man who takes her with him back to California. "Clear Conscience" focuses on the themes of family loyalty, divorce, motherhood, and whether "doing the right thing" is, in fact, always the right thing to do. In "Beach Vacation, " a mother realizes that her popular and coddled teenaged son has become someone she has difficulty relating to, let alone loving with the same maternal fervor that once was second nature to her. The title story, "The Virginity of Famous Men, " explores family and fortune"-- Provided by publisher.

Title HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE : THE INSIDE STORY OF HOW CITIZENS AND SCIENCE TAMED AIDS

New to the Collection - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:23am
Title HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE :
Author France, David, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "From the creator of and inspired by the seminal documentary of the same name--an Oscar nominee--the definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic, and the powerful, heroic stories of the gay activists who refused to die without afight. Intimately reported, this is the story of the men and women who, watching their friends and lovers fall, ignored by public officials, religious leaders, and the nation at large, and confronted with shame and hatred, chose to fight for their rightto live. We witness the founding of ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group), the rise of an underground drug market in opposition to the prohibitively expensive (and sometimes toxic) AZT, and the gradual movement toward a lifesaving medical breakthrough.With his unparalleled access to this community David France illuminates the lives of extraordinary characters, including the closeted Wall Street trader-turned-activist; the high school dropout who found purpose battling pharmaceutical giants in New York; the South African physician who helped establish the first officially recognized buyers' club at the height of the epidemic; and the public relations executive fighting to save his own life for the sake of his young daughter. Expansive yet richly detailed, this is an insider's account of a pivotal moment in the history of American civil rights"-- Provided by publisher. "A history of AIDS activism in New York in the early years of the plague"-- Provided by publisher.

Title LOUIS BAMBERGER : DEPARTMENT STORE INNOVATOR AND PHILANTHROPIST

New to the Collection - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:23am
Title LOUIS BAMBERGER :
Author Forgosh, Linda B, author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Series: Brandeis series in American Jewish history, culture, and life
Format: Books

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