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Title LAST NEANDERTHAL.

New to the Collection - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 9:06am
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.

New to the Collection - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 9:06am
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

New to the Collection - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 9:06am
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 Someone to watch over me : the story of Elliott and Eleanor Roosevelt.

New to the Collection - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 9:06am
Title Someone to watch over me :
Author Burns, Eric.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Democracy : a case study

New to the Collection - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 12:05pm
Title Democracy :
Author Moss, David A., 1964- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary Historian David Moss adapts the case study method made famous by Harvard Business School to revitalize our conversations about governance and democracy and show how the United States has often thrived on political conflict. These 19 cases ask us to weigh choices and consequences, wrestle with momentous decisions, and come to our own conclusions.-- Provided by publisher.

Title The English agent

New Enterprise feed - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 9:05am
Title The English agent
Author DePoy, Phillip, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "In 1583, young Christopher Marlowe--student, brawler, rakehell, and would-be playwright--has had a dreadful evening. The first performance of his play in the corner of a very disreputable Cambridge bar is a humiliating flop, and then he's attacked on the streets while in the company of Thomas Kyd. So when Francis Walsingham, Queen Elizabeth's spymaster, sends for him, Marlowe is only too happy to go...The assignment is go to Holland, where England's ally, William the Silent, is the target of a Spanish assassination plot--a plot that is only the first step in the latest attempt to usurp the throne of England"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Heartbreak Hotel

New Enterprise feed - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 9:05am
Title Heartbreak Hotel
Author Kellerman, Jonathan, author.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: An Alex Delaware novel
Format: Audio disc
Summary "At nearly one hundred years old, Thalia Mars is a far cry from the patients child psychologist Alex Delaware normally treats. But the charming, witty woman convinces Alex to meet with her in a suite at the Aventura, a luxury hotel with a checkered history. What Thalia wants from Alex are answers to unsettling questions --about guilt, patterns of criminal behavior, victim selection. When Alex asks the reason for her morbid fascination, Thalia promises to tell all during their next session. But when he shows up the following morning, he is met with silence: Thalia is dead in her room. When questions arise about how Thalia perished, Alex and homicide detective Milo Sturgis must peel back the layers of a fascinating but elusive woman's life and embark on one of the most baffling investigations either of them has ever experienced. For Thalia Mars is a victim like no other, an enigma who harbored nearly a century of secrets and whose life and death draw those around her into a vortex of violence."--Container.

Title Rambler steals home.

New Enterprise feed - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 9:05am
Title Rambler steals home.
Author Higgins, Carter.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title THE MANY REFLECTIONS OF MISS JANE DEMING

New Enterprise feed - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 9:05am
Title THE MANY REFLECTIONS OF MISS JANE DEMING
Author Coats, J. Anderson (Jillian Anderson), author.
Edition: First Edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Jane is excited to be part of Mr. Mercer's expedition to bring orphans and Civil War widows to Washington Territory, but life out west isn't at all what she expected"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Bucket list adventures : 10 incredible journeys to experience before you die

New Enterprise feed - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 9:05am
Title Bucket list adventures :
Author White, Annette.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title THE DRAGON'S PRICE : a Transference novel

New Enterprise feed - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 9:05am
Title THE DRAGON'S PRICE :
Author Wiggins, Bethany, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "A fantasy adventure about one girl's choice to be sacrificed to a dragon instead of marrying a future king--but when she's lowered into the dragon's lair she can't even begin to imagine the consequences that lie ahead"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Democracy : a case study

New Enterprise feed - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 9:05am
Title Democracy :
Author Moss, David A., 1964- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary Historian David Moss adapts the case study method made famous by Harvard Business School to revitalize our conversations about governance and democracy and show how the United States has often thrived on political conflict. These 19 cases ask us to weigh choices and consequences, wrestle with momentous decisions, and come to our own conclusions.-- Provided by publisher.

Title Who is Sonia Sotomayor?

New to the Collection - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 9:02am
Title Who is Sonia Sotomayor?
Author Stine, Megan, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: Who is ...
Format: Books
Summary Describes the life and accomplishments of the United States Supreme Court justice.

Title LIFEBLOOD

New to the Collection - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 9:02am
Title LIFEBLOOD
Author Showalter, Gena
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title The Best We Could Do : An Illustrated Memoir.

New to the Collection - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 9:02am
Title The Best We Could Do :
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Bobbi Brown's beauty from the inside out

New to the Collection - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 9:02am
Title Bobbi Brown's beauty from the inside out
Author Brown, Bobbi, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Building on her lifelong philosophy, bestselling author and world-renowned makeup artist Bobbi Brown provides a total lifestyle makeover for a better, healthier, more confident, beautiful you"-- Provided by publisher.

Title The Big Book of Paleo Slow Cooking 200 Nourishing Recipes That Cook Carefree, for Everyday Dinners and Weekend Feasts.

New to the Collection - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 9:02am
Title The Big Book of Paleo Slow Cooking
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title The original Black elite : Daniel Murray and the story of a forgotten era

New to the Collection - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 9:02am
Title The original Black elite :
Author Taylor, Elizabeth Dowling, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "This cultural biography tells the ... story of the high-achieving black elites who thrived in the nation's capital during Reconstruction. Daniel Murray (1851-1925), an assistant librarian at the Library of Congress, was a prominent member of this glorious class. Murray's life was reflective of those who were well-off at the time. This social circle included African American educators, ministers, lawyers, doctors, entrepreneurs, US senators and representatives, and other government officials ... The rug was pulled from under all African Americans when they were betrayed by the federal government as the cost of reconciliation with the South. With their education, refinement, and accomplishments, the elite had only further to fall. In response to renewed oppression, Murray and others in his class fought back, establishing themselves as inspiring race activists"--From publisher description.

Title Systematic : how systems biology is transforming modern medicine

New to the Collection - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 9:02am
Title Systematic :
Author Valcourt, James R., author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title WHISTLEBLOWER AT THE CIA : AN INSIDER'S ACCOUNT OF THE POLITICS OF INTELLIGENCE

New to the Collection - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 9:02am
Title WHISTLEBLOWER AT THE CIA :
Author Goodman, Melvin A.
Format: Books

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