Tuesday, July 31, 2007

New books & media for August 07


Barnard, Robert. A fall from grace. 1st Scribner hardcover ed. New York : Scribner, c2007.
Detective Inspector Charlie Peace investigates a murder that may be linked to his wife’s father, Rupert Coggenhoe, a man who likes to exaggerate a little too much.

Brashares, Ann. The last summer (of you and me). New York : Riverhead Books, c2007.
Alice and her older sister Riley have been coming to their parent’s vacation home on Fire Island all their lives, but things change the summer Alice turns twenty-one and their island neighbor and friend Paul, who has been away several years, returns to sell his family’s house and finally act on his attraction to Alice.

Burke, James Lee, 1936-. The tin roof blowdown : a Dave Robicheaux novel. 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2007.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana lawman Dave Robicheaux has returned to fight crime and to fight for life in New Orleans. It certainly needs his talents, as there is no law or order. Police are shooting randomly at innocent people, prison guards have abandoned their posts, bodies float through the streets, and every drug dealer, murderer and rapist is out taking advantage of the lawlessness. It’s among all this that Robicheaux’s searching for a pair of dangerous fugitives.

Cannell, Stephen J. Cold hit. 1st St. Martin’s Paperbacks ed. New York : St. Martins Paperbacks, c2006.

Cannell tackles the dilemma faced by police when they tangle with Homeland Security. Detective Shane Scully butts up against Robert Allen Virtue, the regional director of DHS, in the investigation of a serial killer who removes his victims’ fingertips. When the fourth murder doesn’t fit the pattern of the series, Scully runs smack into Homeland Security AND the FBI. (From AudioFile).

Carl, JoAnna. The chocolate bridal bash : a chocoholic mystery. New York : Signet/New American Library, c2006.

Bride-to-be Lee McKinney is having problems with her mother Sally McKinney. Sally won’t go to the wedding if it takes place in her hometown of Warner Pier. Lee escapes to her aunt’s chocolate shop, TenHuis Chocolade, to think and drown her sorrows. She discovers that years ago her mother ran away on her wedding day, hours before her fiancé was found dead. To smooth thing over with Sally, Lee attempts to solve the case.

Collins, Jackie. Drop dead beautiful. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Press, c2007.
Lucky Santangelo is back with a vengeance—still every bit as strong, sexy, and seductive as ever! But Lucky is older and wiser, and hot to reclaim her power position in Las Vegas. However, a deadly enemy from her past has resurfaced—a person determined to take everything from her, including the family she holds so dear: two sons and an out-of-control teenage daughter who is just as outrageous as Lucky herself. Like mother, like daughter.

Deaver, Jeffery. The sleeping doll. New York : Simon and Schuster, c2007.
California Bureau of Investigation agent Kathryn Dance chases an escaped killer and cult leader known as the “Son of Manson,” whose murder of a wealthy computer engineer’s family years ago left the youngest daughter alive.

Deveraux, Jude. Someone to love. 1st Atria Books hardcover ed. New York : Atria Books, c2007.

After three years, Jace Montgomery is still grieving over his fiancée Stacy’s mysterious suicide. He hasn’t been interested in another woman since her passing, and her family still blames him for her death. While flipping through one of her old paperbacks, Jace discovers a photo of a house stuck between the pages, bearing the cryptic message, “Ours again. Together forever. See you there.” The note was dated the day before her death. Obsessed by the possibility of understanding Stacy’s suicide, Jace seeks out the property - Priory House, a big brick fortress in Margate, England - and buys it. It doesn’t take long to learn that the house is haunted by a headstrong and feisty ghost, Ann Stuart, whom he must tangle with if he’s ever to solve the mystery.

Englander, Nathan. The Ministry of Special Cases. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2007.

In 1976 Argentina, in the midst of the dirty war, the lives of Kaddish Poznan, a Jewish man who makes his living erasing names from gravestones of Jewish prostitutes and pimps whose descendants wish to erase all connections, and his wife are turned upside down when their son, an idealistic college student, becomes one of “the disappeared,” secretly arrested by the military dictatorship.

Eugenides, Jeffrey. Middlesex. New York : Picador, c2002.
Three generations of a Greek American family find themselves plagued by a mutant gene which causes bizarre side effects in the family’s teenage girls.

Gingrich, Newt. Pearl Harbor : a novel of December 8th. 1st ed. New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, c2007.

After their New York Times bestselling series on the American Civil War, Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen now turn to the events leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and examine how different decisions might have profoundly changed the history that was yet to unfold.

Green, Jane, 1968-. Second chance. New York : Viking, c2007.

A group of friends rediscovers the power of friendship when they gather to mourn Tom’s death in a terrorist attack, and to work out the mid-life crises that seem to be hitting them all at once.

Griffin, W. E. B. The double agents. New York : G. P. Putnam’s Sons, c2007.

Presents an historical fiction based upon true events that tells a story of OSS agents attempting to convince Adolf Hitler that the Allied invasion will not occur off the coast of France.

Jacobson, Howard. Kalooki nights. 1st Simon & Schuster ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2007, c2006.
British cartoonist Max Glickman is reunited with childhood friend Manny Washinsky, a boy who was obsessed with the Holocaust and went to jail for a horrible crime, and reflects on the 1950s Jewish neighborhood they grew up in and his professional relationship with a Nazi sympathizer who runs the television production company who hired him to develop a film about Manny’s life.

Kalla, Daniel. Blood lies. 1st hardcover ed. New York : Forge, c2007.

Ben Dafoe, a young emergency-room doctor and part-time crime-scene consultant for the Seattle Police Department, is haunted by addiction. Two years earlier, a cocaine and crystal-meth habit claimed the life of his identical twin, Aaron. Now Ben walks onto the scene of a savage stabbing to find that the victim is his former fiancée, Emily Kenmore—another loved one who fell prey to drugs.

Kingsbury, Karen. Forever. Carol Stream, Ill. : Tyndale House, c2007.

Katie Hart is thrilled about her future with Hollywood’s Dayne Matthews. But as she plans a wedding and looks for a house on the shores of Lake Monroe, she receives tragic news. Now she and the members of the Baxter family must travel to Los Angeles and sort through their options. While paparazzi open fire on the Baxter family, Luke Baxter must wrestle with feelings that have troubled him for nearly a year. Ultimately, the Baxter family must pull together one last time in an act of service and love to help Katie and Dayne find what they’ve always been looking for - a chance at forever.

Kling, Christine. Cross current. Mass market ed. New York : Ballantine Books, c2005.

Christine Kling’s first novel, Surface Tension, introduced a remarkable sleuth in Seychelle Sullivan. Now, in Kling’s electrifying new book, Sullivan returns-a tall, strong, beautiful woman in a man’s world, caught up in a complex drama set on the South Florida seacoast, where the crimes, hopes, and follies of dreamers and con artists all come washing ashore.

Kling, Christine. Bitter end : a novel of suspense. Ballantine Books mass market ed. New York : Ballantine Books, c2007.
In her acclaimed novels of suspense, Christine Kling gives readers good reason to believe that if Travis McGee and Kinsey Millhone had ever hooked up, their child would have grown up to be Seychelle Sullivan: a beautiful, savvy heroine with a knack for steering her salvage tugboat into South Florida’s most troubled waters. In Seychelle’s new caper, she may just be in over her head when murder and corruption come bobbing to the surface.

Laker, Rosalind. Brilliance. Sutton : Severn House, c2007.

Paris, 1894. Lisette Decourt flees her home and attaches herself to travelling lanternist Daniel Shaw. Lisette is irresistibly attracted to the magnetic Englishman, and although Fate separates them, she cannot forget him. She builds a new life for herself, yet remains fascinated by the film-making industry. When a chance encounter reunites Lisette with Daniel, by now a successful film-maker himself, he realizes that she has the magic quality that will make her a star.

Lowell, Elizabeth, 1944-. Innocent as sin. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2007.
Arizona banker Kayla Shaw barely escapes a kidnapping attempt only to find herself accused of money laundering, a charge that brings her to the attention of Rand McCree, an operative of the mysterious St. Kilda consulting company whose investigation of the Russian criminal who killed his brother reveals links to Kayla’s case.

Mankell, Henning, 1948-. Kennedy’s brain. London : Harvill Secker, c2007.

Archaeologist Louise Cantor returns home to Sweden and makes a devastating discovery : her only child, twenty-eight-year-old Henrik, dead in his bed. The ensuing search to find out what happened takes Louise on a fact finding journey around the globe. (From the publisher, edited).

Maupin, Armistead. Michael Tolliver lives. 1st ed. New York :HarperCollins, c2007.

Michael Tolliver has learned to embrace the random pleasure of life, he finds love with a younger man, attends to his dying mother, and finally reaffirms his allegiance to a wise octogenarian who was once his landlady.

May, Peter, 1951-. The firemaker. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Minotaur, c2005.

A forensic pathologist takes a short-term lecturing job in China to escape the bitter memories of her husband’s disgrace and death, little knowing that her decision will change her life. (From Kirkus reviews).

McEwan, Ian. On Chesil Beach. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, c2007.

Florence, a talented musician, marries Edward, a young history student, in 1962, honestly believing her sincere love for him might overcome the repulsion she feels at the thought of a physical relationship, but the events of their wedding night put their lives on very different courses from what they had anticipated.

McLaughlin, Emma. Dedication : a novel. 1st Atria Books hardcover ed. New York : Atria Books, c2007.

After more than ten years without closure, thirty-year-old Kate Hollis gets the chance to take revenge on her superstar high school sweetheart for abandoning her, putting personal details about their relationship in his hit songs, and stealing music from his old bandmates—but finds herself falling in love with him again.

Mengestu, Dinaw, 1978-. The beautiful things that heaven bears. New York : Riverhead Books, c2007.
Ethiopian refugee Sepha Stephanos, running a grocery store in an African-American neighborhood in Washington, D.C., finds hope for the future and a renewed sense of family when he is befriended by a white woman and her biracial daughter who move in next door, not realizing there are some who will not approve of his new relationship and do not welcome what marks the beginning of a wave of gentrification.

Mosher, Howard Frank. On Kingdom Mountain. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., c2007.

Set in northern Vermont in 1930, On Kingdom Mountain recounts the life and times of Miss Jane Hubbell Kinneson. A renowned local bookwoman and bird carver, she is the sole proprietor and last resident of a remote and wild mountain situated on the U.S.–Canadian border, now threatened by the “Connector,” a proposed new highway over her mountain. On Miss Jane’s fiftieth birthday, a mysterious stunt pilot and weathermaker enters her life, crashing his biplane onto the frozen lake at the foot of the mountain. He brings with him a riddle - handed down from his grandfather - containing a clue to the whereabouts of $100,000 in stolen gold that may be buried on Miss Jane’s property. As she and the footloose aviator befriend each other and begin to search for the treasure, Miss Jane finds herself confronted by the most important decisions of her life.

Muller, Marcia. The ever-running man. 1st ed. New York : Warner Books, c2007.

“The history of corruption may jeopardize Sharon McCone’s marriage, but uncovering the secrets of a mysterious firm may be the only way she can save her husband’s life, and her own”—Provided by publisher.

Neggers, Carla. Abandon. Don Mills, Ont. : Mira, c2007.

On what is supposed to be a quiet long weekend in New Hampshire, Deputy U.S. Marshal Mackenzie Stewart is viciously attacked at the lakefront cottage of her friend, Federal Judge Bernadette Peacham. Mackenzie fends off her attacker, but he manages to escape. Everything suggests he’s a deranged drifter until FBI Special Agent Andrew Rook arrives. . .As the hunt for the mysterious attacker continues, the case takes an unexpected turn when Mackenzie follows Rook back to Washington and finds that Bernadette’s former mentor, a once-powerful, now-disgraced judge who has been providing Rook with information, has gone missing. Mackenzie and Rook realize the stakes are higher than either had imagined, and a master criminal with nothing left to lose is prepared to gamble everything.

Pronzini, Bill. Savages : a Nameless Detective novel. New York : Forge Books, c2007.

“Nameless” did a background check on Celeste Ogden’s future brother-in-law, Brandon Mathias, a few years back but was unable to unearth the sinister devil Celeste knew was buried beneath the facade of an urbane, successful businessman. Now her sister, Nancy, is dead, and Celeste is convinced that Brandon is responsible.

Rice, Luanne. What matters most. New York : Bantam Books, c2007.

Sister Bernadette Ignatius has returned to Ireland in the company of Tom Kelly to search for the past - and the son - they left behind. For it was here that these two long-ago lovers spent a season of magic before Bernadette’s calling led her to a vocation as Mother Superior at Star of the Sea Academy on the sea-tossed Connecticut shore. For Tom, Bernadette’s choice meant giving up his fortune and taking the job as caretaker at Star of the Sea, where he could be close to the woman he could no longer have but whom he never stopped loving. And while one miracle drew them apart, another is about to bring them together again.

Roberts, Nora. High noon. New York : G. P. Putnam’s Sons, c2007.
Lt. Phoebe MacNamara, the chief hostage negotiator for the Savannah, Ga., PD, meets Duncan Swift, a sports bar owner, as they both try to prevent a suicidal bartender Duncan fired from jumping off a roof on St. Patrick’s Day. In the aftermath, a romance develops between Phoebe and Duncan, though in typical Roberts style the enigmatic Phoebe’s devotion to career and family, who include a young daughter and an agoraphobic mother, creates tension in their relationship. After Phoebe survives a vicious attack within her own precinct house by an unknown assailant, it becomes clear that someone is intent on harming Phoebe and those close to her. (From Publishers Weekly).

Roberts, Nora. The MacGregors : Robert, Cybil. New York : Silhouette Books, c2007.

Winning hand: When Darcy Wallace spends her last three dollars at the hotel casino and wins a jackpot worth almost two million dollars, all casino manager Robert MacGregor Blade wants to do is look out for her. But something about the lovely young woman is getting under Mac’s skin and playing havoc with his big brotherly intentions. And to win her over, he’ll have to take the biggest gamble of his life.
Perfect neighbor: Brooding loner Preston McQuinn’s new apartment, like his life, was just the way he wanted it - dark and empty. But when sunny Cybil Campbell came barging into his well-ordered gloom, he couldn’t deny a grudging fascination with his bright, bubbly neighbor. Preston thought he’d closed the door on love for good, so why was he suddenly longing to open up his heart to his incredibly perfect neighbor?

Rubenfeld, Jed, 1959-. The interpretation of murder : a novel. 1st Picador ed. New York : H. Holt, 2007, c2006.

In 1909, Drs. Freud and Jung visit Manhattan. They no sooner arrive when a young socialite is murdered, followed by another attempted murder, bearing the same characteristics. In the second case, the victim lives. She has lost her voice and cannot remember anything. The young doctor, Stratham Younger, who has invited Freud to speak at his University, soon involves Dr. Freud in the case. Freud, saying that Nora’s case will require a time commitment that he does not have, turns her over to Younger. The rudiments of Nora’s case are based on Freud’s famous Dora, complete with sexual perversions, convoluted twists and turns and downright lies. (From Amazon.com).

Smith, Wilbur A. The quest. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Thomas Dunne Books, c2007.
With his country suffering from plagues and the Nile River dry, Pharaoh Nefer Seti calls upon Taita and Colonel Meren Cambyses, who embark on a dangerous journey to discover the source of the misfortune.

Thor, Brad. Takedown : a thriller. Pocket Books pbk. ed. New York : Pocket Books, 2007, c2006.
After years without a terrorist attack on American soil, one group has picked the 4th of July weekend to pull out all the stops. In a perfectly executed attack, all of the bridges and tunnels leading into and out of Manhattan are destroyed just as thousands of commuters begin their holiday exodus. With domestic efforts focused on search and rescue, a deadly team of highly trained foreign soldiers methodically makes its way through the city with the singular objective of locating one of their own—a man so powerful that America will do anything to keep him hidden.

Wax, Wendy. Leave it to cleavage. New York, NY : Bantam Books, c2004.

Miranda Smith isn’t surprised to discover a cache of racy photographs in her husband’s desk - after all, he’s the president of Ballantyne Bras. But she’s more than shocked to realize it’s his body encased in the red satin bustier and matching bikini panties...and he’s nowhere to be found. Neither is their life savings nor the company coffers. Thus begins Miranda’s hilarious, frantic scramble to unravel the mystery behind her husband’s disappearance, illegal accounting practices, and penchant for wearing silky teddies and kitten heels.

White, Kate, 1950-. Lethally blond. 1st ed. New York : Warner Books, c2007.

Thirtysomething crime journalist Bailey Weggins puts her life in danger when she investigates the disappearance of a television actor.

Wolitzer, Hilma. Summer reading : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Ballantine Books, c2007.
Three very different women find themselves thrown together during a summer in the Hamptons and develop a strong friendship that will change their lives forever.

Zigman, Laura. Piece of work. 1st ed. New York : Warner Books, c2006.

A mother is forced to return to work as a celebrity publicist and deal with clients and a boss who are more immature than her three-year-old son.


REF 378.73 PET
Peterson’s four-year colleges. Princeton, N.J. : Peterson’s Guides, c2008.
Directory of over 2,000 colleges with descriptions and financial aid information.

REF 380.1 WOR
World chamber of commerce directory. [Loveland, Colo. : World Chamber of Commerce Directory, c2007.
Newest version of the World Chamber of Commerce Directory.

The source : a guidebook of American genealogy. 3rd ed. Provo, UT : Ancestry, c2006.
Identifies sources available for American genealogical research, and offers advice on how to use them, featuring basic information on family history research, including discussion of the use of computers and technology, listing different types of records, and looking at research on special population groups.

REF 974.3 VER 2007.
Verizon yellow pages for Burlington, Middlebury area : area code 802.
[S.l.] : Verizon Communications]. 2007 Verizon yellow pages for businesses in the Burlington and Middlebury areas.

102 CAT
Cathcart, Thomas, 1940-. Plato and a platypus walk into a bar—: understanding philosophy through jokes. New York : Abrams Image, c2007.

Philogagging: an introduction—Metaphysics—Logic—Epistemology—Ethics—Philosophy of religion—Existentialism—Philosophy of language—Social and political philosophy—Relativity—Meta-philosophy—
Summa time: a conclusion. Here’s a lively, hilarious, not-so-reverent crash course through the great philosophical traditions, schools, concepts, and thinkers. It’s Philosophy 101 for everyone who knows not to take all this heavy stuff too seriously. Some of the Big Ideas are Existentialism (what do Hegel and Bette Midler have in common?), Philosophy of Language (how to express what it’s like being stranded on a desert island with Halle Berry), Feminist Philosophy (why, in the end, a man is always a man), and much more.

232.9 BEN
Benedict XVI, Pope, 1927-. Jesus of Nazareth : from the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration. 1st ed. in the U.S.A. New York : Doubleday, c2007.
Pope Benedict XVI presents a biographical portrait of the life and ministry of Jesus as revealed in the Gospels of the Bible.

277.3 ALL
Allen, Brooke. Moral minority : our skeptical founding fathers. Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, c2006.

Franklin—Washington—Adams—Jefferson—Madison—Hamilton -- 1787 and beyond—The world that produced the founders—Appendix I : two letters from Jefferson on the common law and Christianity—Appendix II : Madison’s “memorial and remonstrance against religious assessments.”. Explores the religious background of six of America’s key founding fathers including Franklin, Washington, John Adams, Jefferson, Madison, and Hamilton; and maintains that the legal framework of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution actually followed the ideals of the Enlightenment rather that the principles of Christianity.

322.4 CHE
Chehab, Zaki. Inside Hamas : the untold story of the militant Islamic movement. New York : [Berkeley, Calif.] : Nation Books ; Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2007.

Examines the history and development of the militant Islamic movement Hamas, Israel’s infiltration of the group, how Hamas prepares their martyrs for suicide bombings, and their relationship with Hezbollah and Al Qaeda.

327.53807 SIM
Simpson, William. The prince : the secret story of the world’s most intriguing royal, prince Bandar bin Sultan. 1st ed. New York : Regan Books, c2006.
Saudi Arabian prince Bandar Bin Sultan emerges in this biography by Simpson - a long-time friend of Bandar’s - not only as a figure well-connected and well-placed among public and private power structures, but as a super-man who melds his incredible wealth with savoir faire, razor-sharp pragmatism and a disarming sense of humor. (From Publishers Weekly, edited).

439.109 WEX
Wex, Michael, 1954-. Born to kvetch : Yiddish language and culture in all its moods. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Press, c2005.

A delightful excursion through the Yiddish language, the culture it defines and serves, and the fine art of complaint.

500 ANG
Angier, Natalie. The canon : a whirligig tour of the beautiful basics of science. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c2007.

Introduction—Thinking scientifically—Probabilities—Playing with scales—Physics—Chemistry—Evolutionary biology—Molecular biology—Geology—Astronomy. Presents a comprehensive guide to the study of physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and astronomy by Pulitzer Prize winner, Natalie Angier, that covers a number of issues including stem cell research, global warming, and the bird flu epidemic.

618.9285 VER
Verspoor, Rudi. Autism : the journey back : recovering the self through Heilkunst. The Authors : c2005.

Many treatments have been proposed for autism. . .There is a system of medicine called Heilkunst that addresses these causes and has an integrated approach to removing the autistic condition. Heilkunst looks at the individual circumstances of each child, since each case is unique, and includes homeopathy, as well as drainage, detoxification, diet, supplements, balancing of the autonomic nervous system, energy work and fungal treatment. Heilkunst means the art of making people whole - in body, mind, soul and spirit - and this book sets out the principles and foundations of this therapeutic system. . .Heilkunst offers a consistent, comprehensive, integrated approach to transforming autistic children into active, healthy and fully-functioning contributors to society. The child blessed with autism has tremendous potential that is desperately seeking to be expressed. Heilkunst provides a key to unlocking that full potential. (From Amazon.com, edited).

641.3 ETT
Ettlinger, Steve. Twinkie, deconstructed : my journey to discover how the ingredients found in processed foods are grown, mined (yes, mined), and manipulated into what America eats. New York : Hudson Street Press, c2007.

Traces the sources of processed food ingredients and the ways in which chemicals and other non-food raw materials are turned into consumable foods.

649 PRY
Pryor, Gale. Nursing mother, working mother : the essential guide to breastfeeding your baby before and after you return to work. 2nd ed. Boston, Mass. : Harvard Common Press, c2006.

It is widely recommended that babies breastfeed exclusively for the first six months of life and continue breastfeeding through one to two years of age. The revised edition of this award-winning guide includes the legal rights of breastfeeding mothers, new research on working moms and infant attachment, and information on breast pumps and maintaining milk production. It’s the only book that provides reassuring and informative help for nursing mothers to meet the challenge of combining breastfeeding and their working lives with success.

690.837 RES
Residential green building guide : a web source book for New England. [Boston, MA] : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency New England, c2006.

Introduction manual includes: Site considerations—Reuse—Exterior building materials—Interior building materials—Coatings—Heating and cooling—Lighting—Plumbing—Furnishings—Indoor environment—Landscaping—Stormwater management—Communications—Green building resources—Certification programs—Online tools/advisors—Green building examples—Acronyms and definitions.

741.5 MEL
Justice League of America. : Tornado’s Path. Dc Comics, c2007.

Brad Meltzer, the author of Identity Crisis and Green Arrow: Archer’s Quest, returns with another robust story. Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman have decided to reform the Justice League, but their plans hit a brick wall when a major new villain appears during the election process. Superheroes; super problems. (From Barnes & Noble).

745.5941 BOL
Bolton, Vivienne. The big book of handmade cards and gift wrap : over 50 step-by-step projects. Cincinnati, OH. : North Light Books, c2004.

For any crafter seeking new ways to create personal, one-of-a-kind cards and gift wrap, this guide will show them how. Successful author and craft expert Vivienne Bolton provides advice on a variety of projects. (From Amazon.com, edited).

759.4 ROE
The private lives of the impressionists. 1st U.S. ed. New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2006.
Describes the lives of such Impressionists as Degas, Monet, Renoir, Cassatt, and others, discussing their private and social lives and the dynamics within the group of artists.

769.56 SCO
Scott’s standard postage stamp catalogue. New York, : Scott Pub. Co. c2008.

The new version of this respected guide to standard style postage stamps.

796.357075 BEC
Beckett baseball card price guide. 2007 ed. Dallas, TX : Beckett Media, c2007.

Beckett’s new baseball card price guide.

796.6 SMI
Smith, Dwight R. One mile at a time : cycling through loss to renewal. Golden, Colo. : Fulcrum Pub., c2004.

Auto accidents, nine years apart, took the lives of Dwight Smith’s two teenage sons. A few years later, heart disease claimed his wife of 39 years. The cumulative impact of these losses spurred Dwight to retire and embark on a healing journey-13,784 miles alone on a bicycle around the perimeter of the United States. His story is filled with vivid descriptions of forests, prairies, deserts, swamps, and croplands. But his interactions with strangers and friends alike inspired him most, bringing new experiences, new people, and new strength to a man who had lost so much.

808.02 WRI
The Writer’s market. Cincinnati : Writer’s Digest, c2008.

Provides information you need to market your work effectively—including: interviews with authors, editors, and other professionals in the field; how to set your freelance fees; industry developments; and much more.

910 HOM
Home ground : language for an American landscape. San Antonio, Tex. : Trinity University Press, c2006.
A collection of essays in which various authors explore the origins of some of the United States’ more unique regional names and the impact those names have on how Americans perceive the area and its people.

910.4 WOO
Woodard, Colin, 1968-. The republic of pirates : being the true and surprising story of the Caribbean pirates and the man who brought them down. 1st ed. Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2007.
Draws on historical research to recount the exploits of the infamous “Flying Gang”, a group of pirates who, in the early eighteenth century, banded together to establish a crude but distinctive democracy in the Bahamas in which servants were free, blacks were equal, and leaders were chosen by a vote.

915.8 THU
Thubron, Colin, 1939-. Shadow of the Silk Road. New York : Harper Collins, c2007.
Shadow of the Silk Road records a journey along the greatest land route on earth. Out of the heart of China into the mountains of Central Asia, across northern Afghanistan and the plains of Iran and into Kurdish Turkey, Colin Thubron covers some seven thousand miles in eight months. Making his way by local bus, truck, car, donkey cart and camel, he travels from the tomb of the Yellow Emperor, the mythic progenitor of the Chinese people, to the ancient port of Antioch—in perhaps the most difficult and ambitious journey he has undertaken in forty years of travel.

920 GOL
Goldstone, Nancy Bazelon. Four queens : the Provençal sisters who ruled Europe. New York : Viking, c2007.
Four daughters of the count of Provence rise from obscurity to become the queens of France, England, Germany, and Sicily and draw on their courage and ambition, as well as each other, to lead their countries.

921 AMIS
Leader, Zachary. The life of Kingsley Amis. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Pantheon Books, c2006.

Chronicles the life of Kingsley Amis, discussing his childhood, schooling, years at Oxford, teaching career, literary accomplishments and legacy, phobias, ambitions, controversies, personal relationships, and other related topics.

Holmes, Rachel. African queen : the real life of the Hottentot Venus. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Random House, c2007.

Chronicles the life of Saartjie Baartman, who, at age twenty-one, was taken from her native South Africa and sent to London, where she became the talk of the social season and came to symbolize late Georgian and Napoleonic attitudes towards sex, race, exploitation, and colonialism.

Brown, Tina. The Diana chronicles. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2007.
Offers ann inside look at how Princess Diana’s relationships with with her mother, grandmother, stepmother, sister-in-law Fergie, and her mother-in-law, the Queen, as well as other powerful women, influenced every aspect of her public and private life.

Rickles, Don. Rickles’ book. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2007.
Actor and comedian Don Rickles recalls his life in show business and shares a number of stories about the many celebrities he came to know.

Bach, Steven. Leni : the life and work of Leni Riefenstahl. 1st ed. New York : Knopf, c2007.
Chronicles the life of Leni Riefenstahl, focusing on her films glorifying the actions of Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich and her claims that she knew nothing of the atrocities of the Holocaust, despite her close involvement with Nazi leaders.

Cockburn, Andrew, 1947-. Rumsfeld : his rise, fall, and catastrophic legacy. 1st Scribner hardcover ed. New York : Scribner, c2007.
Traces the political career of former secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld, focusing on his role in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the bad decisions that will impact America far into the future.

Sessums, Kevin. Mississippi sissy. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Press, c2007.
Kevin Sessums recounts his childhood and adolescence in the South, explaining how he coped with being different from the other boys in the region and how he refused to accept their labels and discriminations.

Stone, Robert, 1937-. Prime green : remembering the sixties. New York : Ecco, c2007.

The author presents his personal memoirs that recount his life and experiences from his final year in the Navy, his work as a correspondent in Vietnam, and his thoughts on the invasion of Laos.

940.54 KER
Kershaw, Alex. The few : the American “knights of the air” who risked everything to fight in the Battle of Britain. Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, c2006.
Recounts the experiences of the American pilots who joined Britain’s Royal Air Force to defend the country from Nazi invasion in 1940.

948.5 PAL
Palmer, Alan Warwick. The Baltic : a new history of the region and its people. 1st ed. Woodstock, NY : Overlook Press, 2006, c2005.

Traces the history of the peoples and nations surrounding the Baltic Sea from its early Viking days to the Hanseatic League, seventeenth-century politics, Russian expansion, and modern independence.

951.04 SUN
Sun, Shuyun. The Long March : the true history of communist China’s founding myth. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2006.

Retraces the steps of the 200,000 soldiers in China’s Communist Party that were forced into a strategic retreat across the barren north of China, where the few who survived the trek gathered strength and launched a new revolution.

956.7044 ALL
Allawi, Ali A., 1947-. The occupation of Iraq : winning the war, losing the peace. New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2007.

Former Iraq Minister of Defense and Finance Ali Allawi recounts his involvement in the formation of the Iraqi government in the post-Saddam years, describing the country’s struggles to rebuild and its turbulent history.

958.104 LUT
Luttrell, Marcus. Lone survivor : the eyewitness account of Operation Redwing and the lost heroes of SEAL Team 10. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, c2007.

American Navy SEAL and team leader Marcus Luttrell tells his story of the loss of his teammates in July 2005 along the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border to al-Qaida insurgents.

959.704 BIS
Bissell, Tom, 1974-. The father of all things : a Marine, his son, and the legacy of Vietnam. 1st ed. New York : Pantheon Books, c2007.
Author Tom Bissell discusses what it was like having a Vietnam veteran as a father; addresses the war efforts and the debates over it; recounts his trip to Vietnam, where he and his dad interviewed natives and visited sites where John Bissell fought; and contemplates how the Vietnam War shaped so many soldiers.

970.01 MUR
Murphy, Cullen. Are we Rome? : the fall of an empire and the fate of America. Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin, c2007.

Magazine editor and author Cullen Murphy discusses similarities between the U.S. and the Roman Empire, arguing that the U.S. most resembles Rome in two areas in which change is possible: governmental corruption and “arrogant ignorance” of the outside world.

973 MCP
“To the best of my ability” : the American presidents. Rev. US ed. London ; New York : DK Pub., c2004.

Contains forty-one illustrated essays that examine the dominant themes and achievements of each American presidency, from George Washington to Bill Clinton, with brief histories of the presidential election campaigns, voting statistics, and the complete texts of all the inaugural addresses.

973.09 BES
Beschloss, Michael R. Presidential courage : brave leaders and how they changed America, 1789-1989. 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2007.

This major study focuses on the attribute that Beschloss calls “presidential courage”: “the willingness to confront, sometimes even to challenge big issues and the daring, sometimes the eagerness, to make the big decisions that change and alter American destiny.” To crystallize his points, he describes how great U.S. leaders faced moments of crises in their administrations. (From Barnes & Noble).

973.922 TAL
Talbot, David, 1951-. Brothers : the hidden history of the Kennedy years. 1st Free Press hardcover ed. New York : Free Press, c2007.

Examines the Kennedy administration, their determination to crack down on organized crime and Communism, and Robert Kennedy’s quest for justice and vengeance in the aftermath of John Kennedy’s assassination in 1963.

973.924020 GEI
Geist, William. Way off the road : discovering the peculiar charms of small-town America. 1st ed. New York : Broadway Books, c2007.
Bill Geist has a well-developed interest in the truly quirky. Over the decades, he sharpened his sense of American originals— first as a columnist for the Chicago Tribune and The New York Times, then as a two-time Emmy Award-winning correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning. His Way Off the Road travels far beyond parameters of normalcy. On its pages, we meet Mike Coffman, a Kansas cook who specializes in roadkill; Maggie Rennels, the Muleshoe, Texas, news anchor who sometimes presents the day’s happening in her bathrobe; and the denizens of Beaver, Oklahoma, the cow-chip capital of the world. Geist has a knack for presenting these wacky eccentrics in their full human glory. Not everybody can do that: Like watermelon seed spitting, it’s a gift. (From Barnes & Noble).

973.927092 REA
Reagan, Ronald. The Reagan diaries. 1st ed. New York : HarperCollins, c2007.

Contains Ronald Reagan’s personal diaries from his years in the White House. Includes an introduction by Douglas Brinkley, photographs, and a glossary.

974.3 VER
Vermont Sourcebook. c2007.
This is a membership directory for the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. The directory also contains directions to sources for additional business and labor market information.

975 BLO
Blount, Roy. Long time leaving : dispatches from up South. New York : Knopf, c2007.

A collection of essays in which Roy Blount recounts his childhood in the South and discusses how his Southern upbringing has influenced every aspect of his life.


CAS 394.2663 CAR
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-. Christmas in Plains. [Special ed.]. New York : Simon & Schuster Audio : [Prince Frederick, MD, distributed by Recorded Books, c2001.

Read by the author. In the last half century, former president Jimmy Carter has spent almost every Christmas in Plains, his cozy, rural Georgia hometown. This memoir, which possesses the sweet nostalgia of a Jimmy Stewart movie, recaptures the holidays of Carter’s youth, with their handmade decorations and their simple, home-crafted gifts. (From Barnes and Noble, edited).

Conroy, Pat. The lords of discipline. New York, N.Y. : Bantam Audio Publishing, c1989.

Performance by Randy Quaid. The moving story of a young schoolteacher given the task of educating the poor black children on an island off the South Carolina coast.

CD 200.71 PRO
Prothero, Stephen R. Religious literacy : [what every American needs to know—and doesn’t]. New York : Harper Audio, c2007.

Read by the author. A religious primer serves as an argument for why the author believes that religion should become a mandatory subject in American public schools, contending that most Americans are not able to identify basic tenets of their faith.

CD 306.81 DOO
Doocy, Steve. The Mr. & Mrs. Happy handbook : [everything I know about love and marriage (with corrections by Mrs. Doocy)]. Abridged. [New York] : Harper Audio, c2006.

Read by Steve and Kathy Doocy. The Fox News Channel broadcaster shares hilarious anecdotes from his twenty-year marriage, as well as tongue-in-cheek advice for men on staying out of trouble with their wives. (From AudioFile).

CD 327.1273 TEN
Tenet, George J., 1953-. At the center of the storm : [my years at the CIA ]. Abridged. [S.l.] : Harper Audio, c2007.
Read by Eric Conger ; preface and afterword read by the author. An account of the war on terror by a former CIA director traces the author’s intelligence career, offers insight into the agency’s inner workings, and discusses how America was both prepared and unprepared for the September 11 attacks.

CD 781.6 SWI
Swing Daddy. Maple Plain, Minn. : Simitar, c1999.
Various soloists and bands.

CD 781.66 JOH
John, Elton. Made in England. New York, NY : Rocket Records, c1995.
Performed by Elton John with accompanying musicians.

CD 781.66 MOR
Moore, Mandy, 1984-. I wanna be with you. Special ed. New York : Epic/550 Music, c2000.
Mandy Moore, vocals ; with additional musicians.

CD 781.71 02A
Avalon (Musical group). 02 : Avalon remixed. Brentwood, TN : Sparrow Label Group, c2002.

Avalon ; with accompaniment.

CD 781.71 NEW
Newsboys. Go. Franklin, TN : Inpop, c2006.

CD 782.2 LAM
Lampa, Rachael. Live for you. Nashville, TN : Word Records, c2000.
Rachel Lampa, vocals ; with accompanying musicians.

CD 782.254 MAR
Mary Mary (Musical group). Incredible. New York : Columbia, c2002.

Mary Mary performs Christian songs.

CD 783.675 MUL
Mullins, Rich. Songs. [S.l.] : Arista Records, Inc., c1996.
Rich Mullins on vocals, performs Christian songs; with vocal and instrumental accompaniment.

CD 784.18 25
25 classical favorites. Englewood Cliffs, NJ : VOX Music Group, c1995.
Various performers.

CD 784.2
Masters of classical music. Los Angeles, CA : Delta Music, c1989.

v. 1. W.A. Mozart—v. 2. J.S. Bach—v. 3. L. v. Beethoven—v. 4. Johann Strauss—v. 5. Richard Wagner— v. 6. Peter Tchaikovsky—v. 7. Antonio Vivaldi—v. 8. Frederic Chopin—v. 9. Franz Schubert—v. 10. Giuseppe Verdi (library does not own vol. 10). Various performers.

CD 784.2184 BEE
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. Beethoven: Symphony no. 3, op. 55 : Eroica : E-flat major = Es-Dur = mi bémol majeur ; 12 contredanses for orchestra : WoO 14. New York, N.Y. : CBS Masterworks, c1988.

Orchestra of St. Luke’s ; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor.

CD 784.262 BEE
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. Beethoven : Egmont overture, op. 84 : Piano concerto no. 5 in E flat major, “Emperor.” Hackensack, NJ : Stradivari Classics : Distributed by The Special Music Company & Pair Records, c1988.
Dubravka Tomsic, piano ; Ljubljana Symphony Orchestra of Yugoslavia ; Anton Nanut, conductor.

CD 784.3 EVE
Everclear (Musical group). So much for the afterglow. Hollywood, Calif. : Capitol, c1997.

Everclear ; with assisting musicians.

CD 813 LAM
Lamott, Anne. Grace (eventually) : thoughts on faith. New York : Penguin Audio, c2007.

Read by the author. Anne Lamott shares her faith with you.

CD 814 EPH
Ephron, Nora. I feel bad about my neck : [and other thoughts on being a woman]. New York : Random House Audio, c2006.
Read by the author. A candid, hilarious look at women who are getting older and dealing with the tribulations of maintenance, menopause, empty nests and life itself.

Bernstein, Carl, 1944-. A woman in charge. [New York] : Random House Audio, c2007.
Read by Dick Rodstein. Carl Bernstein describes Hillary Rodham Clinton throughout her career.

CD 940.54 BRA
Bradley, James, 1954-. Flags of our fathers. New York : Random House, c2000.

Read by Barry Bostwick. The story behind the raising of the U.S. flag on the Pacific island of Iwo Jima.

CD 973.931 GOR
Gore, Albert, 1948-. The assault on reason. New York : Penguin Audio, c2007.

Read by Will Patton. A visionary analysis of how the politics of fear, secrecy, cronyism, and blind faith has combined with the degradation of the public sphere to create an environment dangerously hostile to reason.

CD 973.931 RIC
Rich, Frank. The greatest story ever sold : the decline and fall of truth from 9/11 to Katrina. New York : Penguin Audio, c2006.

Read by Grover Gardner. The renowned New York Times columnist examines the trail of fictions manufactured by the Bush administration from 9/11 to Hurricane Katrina, exposing the most brilliant spin campaign ever waged.

CD 973.931 WOO
Woodward, Bob. State of denial : Bush at war, part III. New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, c2006.

Read by Boyd Gaines. Bob Woodward tells how President Bush and his administration didn’t tell the public the truth about the Iraq War.

CD 973.931092 EDW
Edwards, Elizabeth, 1949-. Saving graces : [finding solace and strength from friends and strangers]. New York : Random House Audio, c2006.

Read by the author. The wife of vice-presidential candidate John Edwards offers an inspirational account of the role and significance of community in her life, from growing up as the daughter of a Navy pilot and her experiences on the campaign trail with her husband, to the 1996 death of their teenage son and her own battle with breast cancer.

Connelly, Michael, 1956-. Echo Park. [New York] : Hachette Audio, c2006.

Read by Len Cariou. Detective Harry Bosch, now in the Open-unsolved Unit, receives a call from the DA telling him a serial killer has confessed to several murders. Harry must interview the man about a case he couldn’t crack involving the murder of a 22-year-old woman whose body was never found.

Crichton, Michael, 1942-. Next. New York : Harper Audio, c2006.

Read by Dylan Baker. In a near-future world where biotechnology and genetic research have become big business, the discovery of several transgenic animals leads to a legal and ethical battle over the rights to genes that can be used for commercial purposes.

Cussler, Clive. Dark watch. Unabridged. New York : Penguin Audio, c2005.
Read by Scott Brick. Juan Cabrillo and his crew aboard the clandestine spy ship Oregon have made a comfortable but dangerous living working for high-powered Western interests. Their newest clients are a consortium of Japanese shipping magnates whose fortunes are being threatened by brutal pirates trolling the waters of Southeast Asia. When the Oregon confronts the enemy, Cabrillo discovers that the pirates’ predations hide a deadly international conspiracy.

Evanovich, Janet. Motor mouth. New York : Harper Audio, c2006.
Read by C.J. Critt. Alexandra “Barney” Barnaby returns to take on a whole new set of bad guys, Florida heat, colorful and dangerous characters, and high-stakes adventure, all the while romancing gorgeous race car driver Sam Hooker.

Grimes, Martha. Dust : a Richard Jury mystery. New York : Penguin Audio, c2007.
Read by John Lee. Richard Jury investigates the death of a wealthy bachelor with a mysterious past who was last seen in a club named Dust.

Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961. The old man and the sea. Unabridged ed. New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, c2006.

Narrated by Donald Sutherland. “The tragic and timeless story of one man’s indomitable spirit and the enduring dignity of the common man.”—Back of container.

Hillerman, Tony. Dance hall of the dead. [United States] : Harper Audio, [2005], c1990.

Performed by George Guidall. Two young boys suddenly disappear. One of them, a Zuni, leaves a pool of blood behind. Lt. Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police tracks the brutal killer. Three things complicate the search: an archeological dig, a steel hypodermic needle, and the strange laws of the Zuni. The story is compelling, terrifying, and highly suspenseful.

Karon, Jan, 1937-. These high green hills. New York : Penguin Audio, [2006], c1996.

Read by John McDonough. Mitford rector Father Tim’s new challenges include matrimony, the parish computer, redecorating the rectory, and his dog’s sleeping arrangements.

King, Stephen, 1947-. Lisey’s story : [a novel]. New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, c2006.
Read by Mare Winningham ; with an afterword by the author. The book is a parable about love and imagination, that affirms love as the more salvific of the two.

Le Carré, John, 1931-. The mission song. New York : Hodder & Stoughton Audiobooks, c2006.

Read by David Oyelowo. After being abandoned by both his Irish father and Congolese mother, Bruno Salvador’s life is guided by a British Intelligence officer. He becomes an interpreter and stumbles upon a nasty plot and ends up courting danger from London to Congo to an island off Denmark.

Lee, Harper. To kill a mockingbird. [New York] : HarperCollins Publishers/Caedmon, c2006.

Performed by Sissy Spacek. Scout Finch, daughter of the town lawyer Atticus, has just started school; but her carefree days come to an end when a black man in town is accused of raping a white woman, and her father is the only man willing to defend him.

Margolin, Phillip. Proof positive. New York : HarperCollins, c2006.
Narrated by Nanette Savard. Doug Weaver is a defense attorney who believes the best of his clients, and Jacob Cohen, on trial for murder, is no exception. Yet Bernard Cashman, a forensic expert at the Oregon State Crime Lab, finds evidence that indisputably connects Cohen with the crime.

Meltzer, Brad. The book of fate. New York : Hachette Audio, c2006.

Read by Scott Brick. A two-hundred-year-old code devised by Thomas Jefferson becomes the key to a present-day conspiracy at the highest levels of Washington and the power elite of Palm Beach.

His Majesty’s Dragon. Abridged. Random House, c2007.
In her debut novel, Naomi Novik constructs a panoramic fantasy in which the British attack Napoleon’s armies from the backs of flying dragons. With its convincing battle scenes and its arresting aerial heroes, His Majesty’s Dragon bodes well for this budding novelist. (From Barnes & Noble).

Patterson, James, 1947-. Judge & jury. [Unabridged]. New York : [Prince Frederick, MD : Hachette Audio ; distributed by Recorded Books], c2006.
Read by Joe Mantegna. “FBI agent Nick Pellisante finally captures mob boss Dominic Cavello. Two of Cavello’s former employees are ready to testify against him when he hires a killer to make sure the trial never concludes.”

Setterfield, Diane. The thirteenth tale : [a novel]. New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, c2006.

Read by Bianca Amato & Jill Tanner. A compelling emotional mystery about family secrets and the magic of books and storytelling. A dying writer bids a young bookshop assistant to write her biography.
DVD / Video

DVD 333.792 DAR
Dark circle. [United States] : Docurama : distributed by New Video Group, c2006.

Narrator: Judy Irving. A documentary that follows the trail of plutonium from the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons facility in Colorado, to the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in California, to Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan.

DVD 796.352 BUI
Build a Better Swing. [Orlando, FL] : Golf Channel Home Video, c2004.
World-renowned golf instructor Dean Reinmuth teaches viewers how to take their golf swings to the next level.

The cider house rules. Burbank, CA : Buena Vista Home Video, c1999.

Michael Caine, Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Erykah Badu. Tells a compelling and heartwarming story about how far a young man must travel to find the place where he truly belongs. Homer has lived nearly his entire life within the walls of an Orphanage in rural Maine and has been groomed by its proprietor to be his successor. But Homer falls in love and strikes out on his own.

Frenzy. Widescreen ed. Universal City, CA : Universal Studios, c2006.

Jon Finch, Alec McCowen, Barry Foster, Billie Whitelaw, Anna Massey, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Bernard Cribbins, Vivien Merchant. In modern-day London, a sex criminal known as the Necktie Murderer has the police on alert; and in typical Hitchcock fashion, their trail is leading to an innocent man who must now elude the law and prove his innocence by finding the real murderer.

The leopard. Special ed. [United States] : Criterion Collection, c2004.
Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale, Alain Delon. Recounting the years of Italy’s Risorgimento-when the aristocracy lost its grip and the middle classes rose and formed a democratic Italy. Contains the original Italian version with optional subtitles, the English-language version and special features.

McHale’s Navy. Los Angeles, CA : Shout! Factory, c2007.

Veteran seaman Quinton McHale is commissioned into the Navy Reserve at the start of WWII. He becomes Skipper of Torpedo Patrol (PT) Boat #73, stationed on the island of Taratupa in the Pacific. Assigned to his command are six free-spirited, good-hearted swabbies who love to have fun. McHale and his men are constant irritants to their base commander, Captain Wallace B. Binghamton. Binghamton is forever trying to find a way to get rid of McHale and his rule-bending crew, while McHale & Co. are forever scheming to keep him from succeeding. Despite their hilarious party-boy shenanigans and utter disregard for Navy regulations, when duty calls, the crew of PT 73 does its job and does it well.