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Title My life, my love, my legacy

New Enterprise feed - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 9:29am
Title My life, my love, my legacy
Author King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "The life story of Coretta Scott King--wife of Martin Luther King Jr., founder of the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, and singular twentieth-century American civil rights activist--as told fully for the first time, toward the end of her life, to one of her closest friends Born in 1927 to daringly enterprising black parents in the Deep South, Coretta Scott had always felt called to a special purpose. One of the first black scholarship students recruited to Antioch College, a committed pacifist, and a civil rights activist, she was an avowed feminist--a graduate student determined to pursue her own career--when she met Martin Luther King Jr., a Baptist minister insistent that his wife stay home with the children. But in love and devoted to shared Christian beliefs and racial justice goals, she married King, and events promptly thrust her into a maelstrom of history throughout which she was a strategic partner, a standard bearer, a marcher, a negotiator, and a crucial fundraiser in support of world-changing achievements. As a widow and single mother of four, while butting heads with the all-male African American leadership of the times, she championed gay rights and AIDS awareness, founded the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, lobbied for fifteen years to help pass a bill establishing the US national holiday in honor of her slain husband, and was a powerful international presence, serving as a UN ambassador and playing a key role in Nelson Mandela's election. Coretta's is a love story, a family saga, and the memoir of an independent-minded black woman in twentieth-century America, a brave leader who stood committed, proud, forgiving, nonviolent, and hopeful in the face of terrorism and violent hatred every single day of her life."--Provided by publisher.

Title Three days in January : Dwight Eisenhower's final mission

New Enterprise feed - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 9:29am
Title Three days in January :
Author Baier, Bret, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary Explores the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower through the lens of his last three days in office in January 1961, revealing him to be a model of strong yet principled leadership.

Title Homesick for another world

New Enterprise feed - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 9:29am
Title Homesick for another world
Author Moshfegh, Ottessa, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "An electrifying first collection from one of the most exciting short story writers of our time Ottessa Moshfegh's debut novel Eileen was one of the literary events of 2015. Garlanded with critical acclaim, it was named a book of the year byThe Washington Postand theSan Francisco Chronicle, nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, and won the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction. But as many critics noted, Moshfegh is particularly held in awe for her short stories. Homesick for Another World is the rare case where an author's short story collection is if anything more anticipated than her novel. And for good reason. There's something eerily unsettling about Ottessa Moshfegh's stories, something almost dangerous, while also being delightful, and even laugh-out-loud funny. Her characters are all unsteady on their feet in one way or another; they all yearn for connection and betterment, though each in very different ways, but they are often tripped up by their own baser impulses and existential insecurities. Homesick for Another Worldis a master class in the varieties of self-deception across the gamut of individuals representing the human condition. But part of the unique quality of her voice, the echt Moshfeghian experience, is the way the grotesque and the outrageous are infused with tenderness and compassion. Moshfegh is our Flannery O'Connor, and Homesick for Another Worldis her Everything That Rises Must Convergeor A Good Man is Hard to Find. The flesh is weak; the timber is crooked; people are cruel to each other, and stupid, and hurtful. But beauty comes from strange sources. And the dark energy surging through these stories is powerfully invigorating. We're in the hands of an author with a big mind, a big heart, blazing chops, and a political acuity that is needle-sharp. The needle hits the vein before we even feel the prick"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Fodor's Tokyo.

New to the Collection - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 6:29am
Title Fodor's Tokyo.
Publication Date(s) 1985-2017
Format: Continuing Resources

Title The Finger Lakes book.

New to the Collection - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 6:29am
Title The Finger Lakes book.
Publication Date(s) 2001-2017
Series: 2001-2007: Great destinations, 1056-7968, 2011- : Explorer's guide
Format: Continuing Resources

Title Collectibles handbook.

New to the Collection - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 6:29am
Title Collectibles handbook.
Publication Date(s) 2011-2017
Format: Continuing Resources

Title The trapped girl

New to the Collection - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 6:29am
Title The trapped girl
Author Dugoni, Robert, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: Tracy Crosswhite series ; [4]
Format: Books
Summary "When a woman's body is discovered submerged in a crab pot in the chilly waters of Puget Sound, Detective Tracy Crosswhite finds herself with a tough case to untangle. Before they can identify the killer, Tracy and her colleagues on the Seattle PD's Violent Crimes Section must figure out who the victim is. Her autopsy, however, reveals she may have gone to great lengths to conceal her identity. So who was she running from? After evidence surfaces that their Jane Doe may be a woman who suspiciously disappeared months earlier, Tracy is once again haunted by the memory of her sister's unsolved murder. Dredging up details from the woman's past leads to conflicting clues that only seem to muddy the investigation. As Tracy begins to uncover a twisted tale of brutal betrayal and desperate greed, she'll find herself risking everything to confront a killer who won't go down without a deadly fight."--Amazon.com

Title Adrift : an odd couple of polar bears

New to the Collection - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 6:29am
Title Adrift :
Author Olien, Jessica, author, illustrator.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary When Karl and Hazel find themselves alone together on a small ice floe, they learn to appreciate and like each other despite their differences.

Title Good night! Good night!

New to the Collection - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 6:29am
Title Good night! Good night!
Author Berger, Carin, author, illustrator.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Reading, singing, hugging, kissing, dancing, jumping, playing, bouncing ... Will these silly, silly bunnies ever go to sleep?"-- Provided by publisher.

Title No more bows

New to the Collection - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 6:29am
Title No more bows
Author Cotterill, Samantha.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary Milly loves her dog Hugo. And she LOVES dressing up Hugo in bows. Hugo loves Milly, but Hugo does NOT like wearing bows. Not frilly ones or sparkly ones or bows with jewels. Finally, Hugo can't take it anymore and he runs away! But life is lonely without Milly. He starts to think that maybe bows aren't so dreadful after all -- and maybe life is better with a friend by your side.--Amazon.com

Title Spunky little monkey

New to the Collection - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 6:29am
Title Spunky little monkey
Author Martin, Bill, 1916-2004, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary Little monkey will not get out of bed, so the doctor prescribes some exercise, and monkey learns to dance.

Title Audacity : how Barack Obama defied his critics and created a legacy that will prevail

New to the Collection - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 6:29am
Title Audacity :
Author Chait, Jonathan, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "An unassailable case that, in the eyes of history, Barack Obama will be viewed as one of America's best and most accomplished presidents. Over the course of eight years, Barack Obama has amassed an array of outstanding achievements. His administration saved the American economy from collapse, expanded health insurance to millions who previously could not afford it, negotiated an historic nuclear deal with Iran, helped craft a groundbreaking international climate accord, reined in Wall Street and crafted a new vision of racial progress. He has done all of this despite a left that frequently disdained him as a sellout, and a hysterical right that did everything possible to destroy his agenda even when they agreed with what he was doing. Now, as the page turns to our next Commander in Chief, Jonathan Chait, acclaimed as one of the most incisive and meticulous political commentators in America, digs deep into Obama's record on major policy fronts--economics, the environment, domestic reform, health care, race, foreign policy, and civil rights--to demonstrate why history will judge our forty-fourth president as among the greatest in history. Audacity does not shy away from Obama's failures, most notably in foreign policy. Yet Chait convincingly shows that President Obama has accomplished what candidate Obama said he would, despite overwhelming opposition--and that the hopes of those who voted for him have not been dashed despite the smokescreen of extremist propaganda and the limits of short-term perspective"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Accomplished guest stories.

New to the Collection - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 6:29am
Title Accomplished guest stories.
Author Beattie, Ann.
Format: Books

Title A Book of American Martyrs.

New to the Collection - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 6:29am
Title A Book of American Martyrs.
Edition: Large print edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Incendiary art : poems

New to the Collection - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 6:29am
Title Incendiary art :
Author Smith, Patricia, 1955- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Trajectory: stories

New to the Collection - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 6:29am
Title Trajectory: stories
Author Russo, Richard, 1949-
Format: Books

Title The rising

New Enterprise feed - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 6:25am
Title The rising
Author Graham, Heather, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Twenty-four hours. That's all it takes for the lives of two young people to be changed forever. Alex Chin has the world on a plate. A football hero and homecoming king with plenty of scholarship offers, his future looks bright. His tutor, Samantha Dixon, is preparing to graduate high school at the top of her class. She plans to turn her NASA internship into a career. When a football accident lands Alex in the hospital, his world is turned upside down. His doctor is murdered. Then, his parents. Death seems to follow him wherever he goes, and now it's after him. Alex flees. He tells Samantha not to follow, but she became involved the moment she walked through his door and found Mr. and Mrs. Chin as they lay dying in their home. She cannot abandon the young man she loves. The two race desperately to stay ahead of Alex's attackers long enough to figure out why they are hunting him in the first place. The answer lies with a secret buried deep in his past, a secret his parents died to protect. Alex always knew he was adopted, but he never knew the real reason his birth parents abandoned him. He never knew where he truly came from. Until now"--Amazon.com.

Title INTO THE WATER.

New Enterprise feed - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 6:25am
Title INTO THE WATER.
Author Hawkins, Paula
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Pretty little world : a novel

New Enterprise feed - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 6:25am
Title Pretty little world :
Author LaBan, Elizabeth, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "On a cozy street in Philadelphia, three neighboring families have become the best of friends. They can’t imagine life without one another—until one family outgrows their tiny row house. In a bid to stay together, a crazy idea is born: What if they tear down the walls between their homes and live together under one roof? And so an experiment begins. Celia and Mark now have the space they need. But is this really what Celia’s increasingly distant husband wants? Stephanie embraces the idea of one big, happy family, but has she considered how it may exacerbate the stark differences between her and her husband, Chris? While Hope always wanted a larger family with Leo, will caring for all the children really satisfy that need? Behind closed doors, they strive to preserve the closeness they treasure. But when boundaries are blurred, they are forced to question their choices…and reimagine the true meaning of family."--Amazon.com

Title ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE : fiction

New Enterprise feed - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 6:25am
Title ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE :
Author Strout, Elizabeth, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

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