Adler, Elizabeth. Meet me in Venice. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Press, c2007.
An American antiques dealer working in Paris, 38-year-old Precious “Preshy” Rafferty, is drawn into a scheme that also ensnares a cousin she’s never met in person, Shanghai antique dealer Lily Song. Lily owns a fabulous, superexpensive necklace that Lily’s business associate, Mary-Lou Chen, is out to steal. It’s the job of Mary-Lou’s paramour, American businessman Bennett Yuan, to find a buyer. As the suspense builds, Lily and Preshy must travel to Venice to meet and, among other things, protect the fortune Preshy is due to inherit from her Aunt Grizelda. (From Publishers Weekly).
Albert, Susan Wittig. The Tale of Hawthorn House : the cottage tales of Beatrix Potter. 1st ed. New York : Berkley Prime Crime, c2007.
Albert’s charming fourth Beatrix Potter mystery (after 2006’s The Tale of Cuckoo Brow Wood) finds our heroine unexpectedly in possession of a foundling child, Baby Flora. The reader knows the mysteriously twinkly Mrs. Overthewall stole Flora from her teenage mother, Emily, a maid at the gloomy and possibly haunted Hawthorn House, and left her on the Potter doorstep, but Beatrix - not having read the prologue - suspects the child of having gypsy origins. Capt. Miles Woodcock and his sister, Dimity, gladly give Flora a new home, leaving Beatrix to solve the mystery of her old one. Other thoughts of families and youngsters abound: Jemima Puddleduck broods over a nest of long overdue eggs; Reynard the Fox struggles with his unnatural fondness for Jemima; and the village gossips bring all their matchmaking powers to bear on Beatrix and the highly eligible Captain Woodcock. The whimsical blend of romance, mystery and nostalgia will keep cozy fans happily entertained.
Asensi, Matilde. The last cato : a novel. New York : Rayo, c2006.
Assigned by the Roman Catholic Church to examine a corpse with tattoos connected to the seven deadly sins, Dante’s “Divine Comedy,” and the True Cross, Vatican paleographer Ottavia Salina embarks on a treacherous journey from Rome to Antioch investigating the secrets of a brotherhood that has hidden the Cross for centuries and is stealing its scattered fragments from ancient Christian cities.
Ashbless, Janine. Burning bright. London : Black Lace, c2007.
Two lovers, brought together by a forbidden passion, are on the run from their pasts. Veraine was once a commander in the Imperial army; Myrna the divine priestess he seduced and stole from her desert temple. Traveling through a jungle kingdom, they fall prey to slavers and are separated. Myrna is taken to the city of Tiger Lords: inhuman tyrants with a taste for human flesh. Myrna still has faith that Veraine will find her - but, left for dead, he has forgotten everything. Still he journeys through a fevered landscape of promise and supernatural danger to find the unknown woman he longs for.
Ault, Sandi. Wild indigo. Berkley Prime Crime hardcover ed. New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2007, c2006.
Jamaica Wild, an agent for the Bureau of Land Management, witnesses a Tanoah Pueblo man being trampled to death by a stampeding buffalo and the tribe and FBI label the death a suicide, but Jamaica suspects foul play and risks her life to prove the man was murdered.
Azzopardi, Trezza. Winterton blue : a novel. 1st ed. New York : [S.l.] : Grove Press ; Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2007.
Lewis has spent the last twenty years haunted by his brother’s death, and in his quest for revenge, he encounters Anna, a young woman and kindred spirit who helps him move on with his life and put the past behind him.
Bennett, Vanora. Portrait of an unknown woman. 1st ed. New York : W. Morrow, c2007.
In 1527, portraitist Hans Holbein returns to England to complete a portrait commissioned by Sir Thomas More, and over the course of the next six years befriends the More family and paints two portraits of the group, one of which reveals several hidden mysteries.
Brockmann, Suzanne. Force of nature : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Ballantine Books, c2007.
Private investigator Ric Alvarado and his girl Friday, Annie Dugan, go undercover working for notorious crime boss Gordon Burns to prove his link to terrorist activities.
Brooks, Terry. The elves of Cintra. 1st ed. New York : Del Rey, c2007.
A plague-ridden future Earth faces annihilation from Void demons, once-men and other monstrous creatures. What chance do innocent children have? A pretty good chance when Logan Tom and Angel Perez, the last Knights of the Word, have pledged to defend them. Hawk, a child suffused with unpredictable magic, also helps the Seattle street kids called the Ghosts, but when he’s whisked away to the magical Gardens of Life to learn of his heroic destiny, the kids come to depend on Logan and Cat, a part-lizard girl. Playing another important role is Kirisin, a Cintra elf hiding in the Oregon woods, who finds the blue Elfstones that can lead him to the powerful, myth-shrouded Loden Stone. (From Publishers Weekly).
Brown, Dale. Strike force. New York : W. Morrow, c2007.
Brown takes the subject of his latest from current headlines: the rapprochement between Iran and Russia (the former wants to secure nuclear technology, the latter a new foothold in the Middle East). The emergence of an Iranian nuclear arsenal sets off a crisis which the usual high-tech weaponry and clean-cut American flyboys (and now girls) deal with as effectively as ever in Brown’s fictional world. The author presents his Iranian characters as more than cardboard villains, showing the influence of Islamic culture on their motivations. Of course, Brown also provides plenty of fast action and exotic hardware, like the XR-A9 space plane, plus such touches as a U.S. president who wants to make a space flight.
Brunstetter, Wanda E. A sister’s secret. Uhrichsville, Ohio : Barbour, c2007.
Grace is the oldest sister in the Hostettler family. Having put her rumschpringe (running around years) behind her, she has returned to Holmes County, joined the Amish church, and begun a new life. For the past four years, everything has been going fairly well, until the day she sees an English man who knows enough of her past to jeopardize her future. Will Gary Walker’s passion for Grace destroy more than one life? Amish man Cleon Schrock is planning to marry Grace, but ignorant of her past. Will love and faith triumph over shame and deception in Holmes County?.
Brunstetter, Wanda E. Going home. Uhrichsville, Oh. : Barbour Pub., c2007.
Faith Stutzman Andrews left her Missouri Amish community ten years ago to pursue her career as a comedian. Now widowed, Faith shows up on her parents’ doorstep with her six-year-old daughter in tow. Will the lure of the English world prove too strong for Faith, or will she discover that home is where her heart is?.
Cabot, Meg. Queen of babble in the big city. 1st ed. New York : W. Morrow, c2007.
After completing graduate school, Lizzie moves in with her boyfriend in his mother’s Fifth Avenue apartment and has a difficult time managing her career at a law firm, nonpaying job as a wedding dress restorer, relationship with Luke, and her big mouth.
Carter, Betsy. Swim to me : a novel. 1st ed. Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, c2007.
Delores Walker, 17, leaves her troubled home in the Bronx of 1973 to become a mermaid at Weeki Wachee Springs in Tampa, Fla. There, in a series of fortuitous events, ugly duckling Delores becomes the star of the show, a local hero, the most popular girl in town (although she remains unfailingly nice) and the catalyst for an unlikely family reunion. (From Publishers Weekly).
Churchill, Jill. The accidental florist : a Jane Jeffry mystery. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2007.
Jane Jeffry and longtime beau Detective Mel VanDyne finally decide to marry, but Mel’s overbearing mother wants to take charge of not only the rehearsal dinner but the actual wedding. Since Jane half expected Mel’s mother to steamroll the entire event, she agrees—but with rules of her own. No bridesmaids, no groomsmen. And she can’t tell Jane what to wear. But during what should have been a blissful interval between the engagement and the bouquet toss, several other occurrences take place. Mel convinces Jane and her best friend, Shelley Nowack, to take a women’s safety class. They learn a lot, but the class is cut short when a dead body is discovered. So between Jane’s wedding planning, her new writing project, and a battle between both mother-in-laws (which Jane encourages), a murderer must be found before this bride can walk happily down the aisle.
Ciullo, James A. Orinoco. 1st ed. Detroit [Michigan] : Five Star, c2007.
Senatorial candidate Joe LaCarta is forced to confront his past when one of his friends turns up dead in this murder mystery.
Davidson, Diane Mott. Sweet revenge. 1st ed. New York, NY : William Morrow, c2007.
Goldy Schulz is thrilled to be catering a holiday breakfast feast for the staff of the Aspen Meadow Library. But little does she know that on the menu, alongside the Great Expectations Grapefruit, Chuzzlewit Cheese Pie, and Bleak House Bars, is a large helping of murder.
Douglass, Sara. The serpent bride. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Eos, c2007.
Ishbel Brunelle has devoted her life to serving a Serpent cult that saved her from unspeakable horror, and risks her life to serve the cult through a dangerous marriage to the Lord of Elcho Falling.
Fallon, Jane. Getting rid of Matthew. 1st ed. New York : Voice/Hyperion, c2007.
Brit TV producer Fallon takes careful what you wish for to hilarious heights in her debut novel, a comedy of errors triggered by a mistress who discovers thrice-weekly hookups with her married lover are better than a 24/7 relationship with him. (From Publishers Weekly).
Fforde, Jasper. Thursday Next in First among sequels : a novel. New York : Viking, c2007.
Thursday Next faces a new set of problems in the BookWorld, both at home and at work, and struggles to keep her wits as she navigates the treacherous world around her.
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Fitch, Janet. Paint it black : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown and Company, c2006.
Art model and runaway Josie Tyrell believes she has found true love with art student Michael Faraday, who introduces Josie to a world of sophistication and beauty, but when Michael dies, Josie is forced to try and rebuild her life and make amends with her family.
Gabaldon, Diana. Lord John and the brotherhood of the blade. New York : Delacorte Press, c2007.
Here Diana Gabaldon brilliantly weaves together the strands of Lord John’s secret and public lives - a shattering family mystery, a love affair with potentially disastrous consequences, and a war that stretches from the Old World to the New. . .
Gerritsen, Tess. The bone garden. 1st large print ed. New York : Random House Large Print, c2007.
An old mystery is crossed with a modern story in the latest from Gerritsen (The Mephisto Club, 2006, etc.). Julia Hamill, newly divorced and still smarting, purchases an old house outside Boston. Determined to dig a garden, she instead finds the bones of a long-dead woman—the apparent victim of murder—which starts her on a journey to ferret out the story behind her death. Julia connects with Henry, a no-nonsense 89-year-old with boxes of documents that once belonged to the now-deceased previous owner of Julia’s home. Together the two of them discover a mystery dating back to the 1830s. . . (From Kirkus Reviews, edited).
Howard, Linda. Up close and dangerous : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Ballantine Books, c2007.
After her small plane crashes, nearly killing her and her pilot and leaving them stranded in the wilderness and dependent on each other for survival, a wealthy young widow begins to suspect that the crash was no accident.
Hurwitz, Gregg Andrew. The crime writer. New York : Viking, c2007.
Drew Danner awakens in an L.A. hospital with no memory of how he got there, and no idea why the police found him over his ex-fiancee’s dead body, and sets out to prove his innocence and learn how she really died.
Jance, Judith A. Justice denied. 1st ed. New York : W. Morrow, c2007.
Seattle investigator J.P. Beaumont begins to suspect the murder of a drug dealer recently released from prison is not just a simple act of revenge as his partner uncovers a serial killer who is stalking registered sex offenders.
Jungersen, Christian. The exception : a novel. 1st ed. in the U.S.A. New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, c2006.
Four women working for a nonprofit organization in Copenhagen believe they are being stalked by Mirko Zigic, a Serbian war criminal they are gathering information against, and as they begin receiving death threats, their relationship is tested by suspicion and fear.
Kirino, Natsuo. Grotesque. 1st American ed. New York : Knopf, c2007.
A young Japanese woman is pulled into her sister’s dangerous life as a prostitute after her sister falls victim to a brutal murderer.
Kyle, Aryn. The god of animals : a novel. New York : Scribner, c2007.
Alice Winston is left to help support the family business by boarding the horses of their rich neighbors when her older sister runs away and her parents are no longer able to provide for the family.
Leonard, Elmore. Up in Honey’s room : a novel. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2007.
This book features the return of Carl Webster, the mythic marshal who starred in The Hot Kid (2005). It’s the waning months of World War II, and Carl, no longer on the trail of Dust Bowl bank robbers, is tracking down a couple of escaped German POWs.
Longfellow, Ki. The secret Magdalene : a novel. 1st rev. ed. New York : Crown Publishers, c2007.
Mariamne and Salome have been blessed with riches, position, and learning in Jerusalem, but after an illness leaves Mariamne with visions of the future, her visions soon drive the friends into a mysterious world of philosophy, mathematics, and astronomy.
Macomber, Debbie. 74 Seaside Avenue. Don Mills, Ont. : Mira, c2007.
Teri Polgar is settling into her new house on Puget Sound with her new husband, chess champion Bobby Polgar, when a bizarre series of events begins to worry Teri, and cause her husband to risk everything to save her.
Martinez, Michele. Cover-up. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2007.
Television reporter Suzanne Shepard was a ruthless celebrity scandalmonger with a roster of high-profile enemies. But which one left her mutilated, lifeless body in the dark recesses of New York’s Central Park? Federal prosecutor Melanie Vargas needs to find out.
Modesitt, L. E. Cadmian’s choice. New York : Godalming : Tor ; Melia [distributor], c2007.
The fifth of Modesitt’s Corean Chronicles continues the story, begun in Alector’s Choice (2005), of the Alector, Colonel Dainyl, and Captain Mykel, a gifted Corean human. Corus has been designed to become the new home of a technologically advanced species from a distant world who live by draining the biological life force from a planet and then moving to another. The preparations for transfer from world to world are the responsibility of the Alectors, who are psychically talented and have access to the superior weapons of the home planet. The time for a transfer is approaching, but the intrigues among the Alectors, launched in Alector’s Choice, have now become outright battles. At the highest level, the colonel and, further down the hierarchy, the captain must unravel the intrigues if they and those for whom they are responsible are to survive. (From Booklist).
Moriarty, Laura. The rest of her life : [a novel]. 1st ed. New York : Hyperion, c2007.
In The Rest of Her Life, Laura Moriarty delivers a luminous, compassionate, and provocative look at how mothers and daughters with the best intentions can be blind to the harm they do to one another.
Nokes, David. The nightingale papers. London : Hesperus, c2005.
In this darkly satirical fiction debut, a harmless joke thrown in after one glass of wine too many triggers a chain of vengeful plots, grotesque confrontations, and literary hoaxes.
Patterson, James. You’ve been warned. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2007.
Kristin Burns is making her way in New York City. Her photos are being considered at a major Manhattan gallery, she works by day with two wonderful children, and the man of her dreams is almost hers for keeps. But just as everything she’s ever wanted is finally within reach, her life changes forever—with one murderous nightmare. Kristin wakes up every morning from the same chilling, unforgettable dream. And suddenly, it’s visiting her during the day too. As her life turns stranger by the minute, Kristin is haunted and terrified. Is it all in her head? Or is the nightmare becoming her life?.
Preston, Douglas. The wheel of darkness. 1st ed. New York : Warner Books, c2007.
Pendergast has taken Constance on a whirlwind Grand Tour, hoping to give her closure and a sense of the world that she’s missed. They head to Tibet, where Pendergast intensively trained in martial arts and spiritual studies. At a remote monastery, they learn that a rare and dangerous artifact the monks have been guarding for generations has been mysteriously stolen. Pendergast agrees to take up the search. .
Rentschler, L. A.. Mother : a novel. New York : Madison Park Press, c2007.
In the latest from Rentschler, a grief-afflicted woman finally puts five years of mourning to use, starting a tender journey of self-discovery with a similarly afflicted soul. Mary Sullivan is a woman who has lost herself in the process of caring for her husband and two sons, while grief over her own dead mother quietly consumes her. A chance encounter at a luncheonette introduces Mary to Cathy, a chatty, free-spirited college student. When Cathy’s mother dies suddenly, the two women forge a bond based on mutual grief. As Cathy attempts to contact her deceased mother via a psychic, Mary embarks on her own, divergent path to recovery; along the way, they help each other find peace and understanding. (From Publishers Weekly).
Saul, John. The devil’s labyrinth : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Ballantine Books, c2007.
Fifteen-year-old Ryan McIntyre is sent to St. Ignatius Catholic School where he falls under the spell of the popular Father Sebastian, an exorcist assigned to work with some of the school’s most troubled teens.
Silver, Mitch. In secret service. New York : Touchstone, c2007.
Amy Greenberg goes to Ireland to claim the contents of her grandfather’s safe deposit box—a manuscript by Ian Fleming that details his involvement with British Naval Intelligence during World War II; and finds herself racing to unlock its secrets before those who wish to see it destroyed come after her.
Slaughter, Karin. Beyond reach. New York : Delacorte Press, c2007.
In the midst of a malpractice wrongful death suit, medical examiner and pediatrician Sara Linton travels to Reese, Georgia, with her husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, where they investigate a deadly explosion and the disappearance of detective Lena Adams and unknowingly become the targets of a methamphetamine business run by a white supremacy group.
Staeger, Will. Painkiller. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2005.
Cooper, a burnt-out former CIA operative living in a cheap bungalow on the British Virgin Island of Tortola, isn’t too happy when “Cap’n Roy,” the local police chief, dares to call him at 6 a.m. (Indeed, he gets out of bed and smashes the window in his front door with a baseball bat.) A badly burned, broken and tattooed male body has washed up on the beach, and Roy wants Cooper to dispose of it without disturbing the tourists. Given the corpse’s unusual wounds, a shady expat coroner in the U.S. Virgin Islands agrees to conduct an autopsy. The tattoo entices Cooper into digging further, and he soon unearths evidence of a huge buildup of weapons in China. (From Publishers Weekly).
Swann, Leonie. Three bags full : a sheep detective story. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Doubleday/Flying Dolphin Press, c2006.
A flock of sheep living on a hillside near the Irish village of Glennkill, regularly exposed to literature by their shepherd George, feel well-equipped to investigate murder after they find George dead—pinned to the ground with a spade.
Sweeney, Aoibheann. Among other things, I’ve taken up smoking. New York : Penguin Press, c2007.
Sweeney’s debut novel centers around Miranda Donnal, who grows up on Maine’s lonely Crab Island, where her father decides to hunker down and work on his translation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Shortly after their arrival from New York, Miranda’s mother dies in a boating mishap, leaving Miranda in the care of her withdrawn father, who is content to keep his nose in his books. A half-Indian local fisherman, Mr. Blackwell, becomes something of a father figure to Miranda, taking on an unusually devoted caretaker role - cooking for the Donnals, taking Miranda to school and serving as her confidante. Yet secrecy also shrouds Mr. Donnal and Mr. Blackwell’s evolving relationship. When Miranda graduates from high school, her father dispatches her to New York City and a job at the classical studies institute he was molded by. There she begins to peel away myth after myth of the father she thought she knew as she falls in love and has her own revelations about intimacy and connections.
Tademy, Lalita. Red River. 1st ed. New York : Warner Books, c2007.
The 1873 massacre of over one hundred newly freed African-Americans in Colfax, Louisiana, by white supremacists, only makes the Tademy and Smith families more determined to claim the rights afforded them in the wake of the Civil War, even though it means generations of struggle and persecution.
Thor, Brad. The first commandment : a thriller. 1st Atria Books hardcover ed. New York : Atria Books, c2007.
Covert counter terrorism agent Scot Harvath sets out to find a sadistic assassin who is wreaking havoc on the world and those closest to Harvath, despite the president’s orders to stay out of the investigation.
Tropper, Jonathan. How to talk to a widower. New York : Delacorte Press, c2007.
Widower Doug Parker finds himself a local celebrity as the local women try to seduce him, but Doug is too preoccupied with his troubled stepson, his bossy sisters, and his ex-best friend’s fiancée, all of whom test Doug’s patience and beliefs.
White, Randy Wayne. Dark light. New York : Putnam’s, c2006.
Doc Ford becomes ensnared in a complex mystery involving Nazi relics, valuable beachfront property, and a mysterious older woman when he agrees to salvage a pleasure boat sunk in 1944 that has resurfaced during a hurricane off the Florida coast.
Wood, Patricia. Lottery. New York : G.P. Putnams’ Sons, c2007.
Perry’s IQ is only 76, but he’s not stupid. His grandmother taught him everything he needs to know to survive: She taught him to write things down so he won’t forget them. She taught him to play the lottery every week. And, most important, she taught him whom to trust. When Gram dies, Perry is left orphaned and bereft at the age of thirty-one. Then his weekly Washington State Lottery ticket wins him 12 million dollars, and he finds he has more family than he knows what to do with.
Leonhard, Woody. Windows Vista for dummies : all-in-one desk reference. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2007.
This book takes you through the Land of the Dummies - with introductory material ... and then continues the journey into more advanced areas, where you can really put Windows to work every day. The text includes nine minibooks, each of which gives a thorough airing of a specific topic.... By design, this book enables you to access as much or as little information as you need.
Adobe Illustrator CS3. San Jose, Calif. : London : AdobePress ; Pearson Education [distributor], c2007.
This thorough guide to Adobe Illustrator CS3 is ideal for beginning users who want to master the key features of Adobe’s powerful vector drawing software. Using clear, step-by-step lessons, each chapter contains a project that builds upon the reader’s growing knowledge of the software, while review questions at the end of each chapter reinforce key concepts and skills.
Mastering Maya 7. Indianapolis, Ind. : Wiley, c2006.
This official, Alias-endorsed guide offers comprehensive, in-depth coverage of the Maya interface.
Doyle, Robert P. Banned books : 2007 resource book. Chicago, Ill. : American Library Association, c2007.
The 2007 guide to books that have been challenged and/or banned at libraries around the world.
Browne, Sylvia. Spiritual connections : how to find spirituality throughout all the relationships in your life. 1st ed. Carlsbad, CA : Hay House, c2007.
Psychic Sylvia Browne explores why certain people form powerful connections, for better or worse, describing the different types of relationships people experience in life and the benefits of both challenging and rewarding connections.
Zimbardo, Philip G. The Lucifer effect : understanding how good people turn evil. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2007.
Social psychologist Philip Zimbardo explores the many reasons why people are susceptible to immoral actions, revealing the situational forces and group dynamics that work together to make good people do bad things.
Covey, Stephen M. R. The speed of trust : the one thing that changes everything. New York : Free Press, c2006.
Explores the often overlooked and underestimated power of trust in the business world, discussing how business leaders who are trustworthy have an edge in their business dealings and offering tips on how people can build trust in others and themselves.
Sandel, Michael J. The case against perfection : ethics in the age of genetic engineering. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, c2007. Examines the moral and ethical aspects of genetic engineering, discussing the ethics of enhancement, bionic athletes, designer children, and other related topics.
Ferrucci, Piero. The power of kindness : the unexpected benefits of leading a compassionate life. New York : J.P. Tarcher/Penguin, c2006.
The Power of Kindness is a stirring examination of a simple but profound concept. Piero Ferrucci, one of the world’s most respected transpersonal psychologists, explores the many surprising facets of kindness and argues that it is this trait, and this trait alone, which will lead not only to our own individual happiness and the happiness of those around us, but will guide us in a world that has become cold, anxious, difficult, and frightening.
Post, Stephen Garrard. Why good things happen to good people : the exciting new research that proves the link between doing good and living a longer, healthier, happier life. 1st ed. New York : Broadway Books, c2007.
Dr. Stephen Post draws on his own research to try and prove that caring, kindness, and compassion have life-enhancing benefits and can help people find satisfaction and fulfillment in life.
Singer, Peter. The way we eat : why our food choices matter. [Emmaus, Pa.] : [New York] : Rodale ; Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, c2006.
Provides a researched presentation of the health, social, economic, and ethical aspects of the food choices we make.
Wilber, Ken. The integral vision : a very short introduction to the revolutionary integral approach to life, God, the universe, and everything. 1st ed. Boston, Mass. : Shambhala Publications, c2007.
An accessible book for anyone who wants an easy introduction to Ken Wilber’s thought and its practical applications, both personal and global. The key components of his Integral Approach - a tool for “making sense of everything” - are distilled here into a simple and elegant full-color presentation.
Roy, Denise. Momfulness : mothering with mindfulness, compassion, and grace. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2007.
Roy combines her experience as a marriage and family therapist, a spiritual director, and a mother of five in this delightful book of meditations, a sequel to My Monastery Is a Minivan. Roy defines momfulness as “the spiritual practice of cultivating a mindful, compassionate, mothering presence,” and outlines six spiritual lessons: developing true presence, practicing embodiment, paying attention, cultivating deep compassion, recognizing the sacred in all things and understanding the value of community. (From Publishers Weekly).
Browne, Sylvia. The mystical life of Jesus : an uncommon perspective on the life of Christ. New York : Dutton, c2006.
The author shares her interpretation of the birth, youth, travels, ministry, miracles, crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Christ; and addresses controversial issues such as the virgin birth and lineage of Jesus.
Ford, Marcia. Finding hope : cultivating God’s gift of a hopeful
spirit. Woodstock, VT : SkyLight Paths Pub., c2007.
Provides Christian-based advice on how to create a sense of hope to improve quality of life, discussing disappointment, wishful thinking, recovering from loss, feelings of hopelessness, depression, and other related topics.
Portmann, John. A history of sin. Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, c2007.
In this highly-readable volume, Portmann traces changing conceptions of sin though history and analyzes the role that sin, and our understanding of it, play in today’s society.
Wheeler, Sondra Ely. What we were made for : Christian reflections on love. San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2007.
Explores the role of love in the Christian life and offers insight into what love has meant for the Christian faith throughout history.
Yancey, Philip. Prayer : does it make any difference? Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, c2006.
A Christian exploration of prayer’s purpose that discusses the relationship between God and humanity, prayer in the Bible, prayer’s language, how to pray, and how to cope with unanswered prayers.
Feinberg, Margaret. The organic God. Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, c2007.
Explains how people can find a deeper connection with God by removing the unhealthy fillers and pollutants that mask God’s true character.
Jakes, T. D. Reposition yourself : living life without limits. 1st Atria Books hardcover ed. New York : Atria Books, c2007.
The renowned preacher and spiritual leader shares his thoughts on the spiritual principles of prosperity and success, explaining how to reassess one’s life and one’s attitudes toward giving, sharing, and achieving the rewards of life from a Christian perspective.
McCranie, Steve. Love Jesus hate church : how to survive in church - or die trying! [Gastonia, NC] : Back2Acts Productions, c2006.
The goal of Love Jesus, Hate Church is, according to the description, to “present the church in the breathtaking splendor the Lord intended as the spotless, chaste, virgin bride of Christ.”
Staub, Dick. The culturally savvy Christian : a manifesto for deepening faith and enriching popular culture in an age of Christianity-lite. 1st ed. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2007.
Encourages Christian readers to move away from what the author believes to be a superficial, celebrity-driven, spiritually delusional, and soulless culture; and to help create a new culture with God in mind.
Mehta, Hemant. I sold my soul on eBay : viewing faith through an atheist’s eyes. 1st ed. Colorado Springs, Colo. : Waterbrook Press, c2007.
Mehta, an atheist, once held an unusual auction on eBay: the highest bidder could send Mehta to a church of his or her choice. The winner, who paid $504, asked Mehta to attend numerous churches, and this book comprises Mehta's responses to 15 worshipping communities, including such prominent megachurches as Houston's Second Baptist, Ted Haggard's New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colo., and Willow Creek in suburban Chicago. (From Publishers Weekly)
Townsend, Kathleen. Failing America’s faithful : how today’s churches are mixing God with politics and losing their way. 1st ed. New York : Warner Books, c2007.
The author describes what she believes is a failure on the part of the church to care for those who are in need in order to focus more on a political agenda, and urges the church to return to its traditional roles.
Khyentse, Jamyang. What makes you not a Buddhist. 1st ed. Boston : Shambhala, c2007.
This book is not, repeat not, about meditation. Instead, it looks at everyday life through a Buddhist lens, understanding happiness and suffering from that perspective. Enlightenment ends suffering but also trumps happiness. Khyentse writes persuasively about the importance of understanding emptiness: disappointment lessens, expectations soften, and change is not a shock. There is much food for thought in this short book for Buddhist students and for anyone interested in the ongoing adaptation of traditional Eastern wisdom into postmodern Western settings. (From Publishers Weekly).
Sardar, Ziauddin. What do Muslims believe? : the roots and realities of modern Islam. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Walker & Company : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, c2007.
Presents readers with an explanation of the roots and beliefs of Islam, and seeks to provide an objective view of this often misinterpreted religion. Author Ziauddin Sardar explains what makes a Muslim; where Muslims come from and who they are today; what, exactly, they believe and how they reflect those beliefs; and where Islam is headed. Includes a chronology of Islamic history from A.D. 632 to the present, a glossary of terms, selections from the Qur’an and the Hadith, as well as a list of further reading. This book is a concise primer for anyone who wants to understand what it means to follow Islam.
Ramadan, Tariq. In the footsteps of the prophet : lessons from the life of Muhammad. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2007.
Chronicles the life of the Prophet Muhammad, focusing on his spiritual and ethical teachings, and exploring the events and people that shaped his life and beliefs.
Heath, Chip. Made to stick : why some ideas survive and others die. New York : Random House, c2007.
Examines why some ideas struggle to attract public interest while other, less important, ideas circulate rapidly.
James, Sara. The best of friends : two women, two continents, and one enduring friendship. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2007.
News correspondent Sara James and wildlife filmmaker Ginger Mauney describe how they reunited in friendship after losing touch in their youth, discussing their personal struggles and the challenge of keeping up a friendship separated by physical distance.
Clinton, Bill. Giving : how each of us can change the world. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2007.
Here, from Bill Clinton, is a call to action. Giving is an inspiring look at how each of us can change the world. First, it reveals the extraordinary and innovative efforts now being made by companies and organizations - and by individuals - to solve problems and save lives both - “down the street and around the world.” Then it urges us to seek out what each of us, “regardless of income, available time, age, and skills,” can do to help, to give people a chance to live out their dreams.
Chomsky, Aviva. “They take our jobs!” : and 20 other myths about immigration. Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, c2007.
Examines twenty-one common myths and beliefs about immigrants and immigration, challenging those beliefs and revealing the truth about those assumptions.
Kelsey, Candice M. Generation MySpace : helping your teen survive online adolescence. New York : [S.l.] : Marlowe & Co. ; Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2007.
Presents a comprehensive guide to understanding the technology, dangers, and social networking of MySpace.com; and offers advice to parents on how to monitor their teen’s Internet activity and the things to watch out for.
Savage, Jon. Teenage : the creation of youth culture. New York : Viking, c2007.
Traces the origins and evolution of youth culture from 1875 to the present, exploring how specific events and figures shaped teen life.
Frank, Robert. Richistan : a journey through the American wealth boom and the lives of the new rich. 1st ed. New York : Crown Publishers, c2007.
Offers a humorous look inside the lives of America’s super-rich, describing their excessive spending, daily challenges, attitudes, expectations, and impact on American culture.
Newman, Katherine S.. The missing class : portraits of the near poor in America. Boston : Beacon Press, c2007.
In this compassionate and clear-eyed analysis, sociologist Newman and journalist Chen posit that the middle class gains of the 1990s have been imperiled by the recent rollback of New Deal-style government aid.
Bageant, Joe. Deer hunting with Jesus : dispatches from America’s class war. 1st ed. New York : Crown Publishers, c2007.
Joe Bageant shares what he learned about America’s working poor after moving back to his hometown of Winchester, Virginia.
McGrath, Melanie. The long exile : a tale of Inuit betrayal and survival in the high Arctic. 1st American ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007, c2006.
Presents the true story of Irish American filmmaker, Robert Flaherty, his 1920 film about Inuit life in the Arctic, the illegitimate son he left behind, and the forced migration of the Inuits in the 1950s by the Canadian government to a desolate area 1,200 miles farther north.
Lindsey, Brink. The age of abundance : how prosperity transformed America’s politics and culture. 1st ed. New York : Collins, c2007.
Presents a comprehensive history of post-war America covering topics such as the rise of the counterculture, the conservative revolution of the 1980s and 1990s, and both racial and gender politics.
St. Clair, William. The door of no return : the history of Cape Coast Castle and the Atlantic slave trade. New York : BlueBridge, c2007.
Traces the history of Cape Coast Castle on the coast of Ghana in West Africa, recounting the castle’s link to the region’s bloody slave trade and exploring how the castle was used to sell, transport, and smuggle slaves throughout the eighteenth century.
Abbott, Karen. Sin in the Second City : madams, ministers, playboys, and the battle for America’s soul. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2007.
A vivid snapshot of America’s journey from Victorian-era propriety to 20th-century modernity. Step into the perfumed parlors of the Everleigh Club, the most famous brothel in American history—and the catalyst for a culture war that rocked the nation. Operating in Chicago at the dawn of the 20th century, the Club welcomed moguls and actors, senators and athletes, foreign dignitaries and literary icons into a stately double mansion, and the Everleigh sisters treated their girls far better than most madams. But not everyone appreciated their attempts to elevate the industry. Their most daunting foes were the Progressive Era reformers, who sent the country into a frenzy with lurid tales of “white slavery”—the allegedly rampant practice of kidnapping young girls and forcing them into brothels. This furor shaped America’s sexual culture and had repercussions all the way to the White House, including the formation of the FBI.
Chicken soup for the soul celebrating mothers and daughters : a celebration of our most important bond. Deerfield Beach, FL : Health Communications, c2007.
Presents approximately ninety short essays and anecdotes that describe and celebrate the bond between mothers and daughters at all stages of life.
Henneberger, Melinda. If they only listened to us : what women voters want politicians to hear. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2007.
Reporter Melinda Henneberger shares what she learned about the opinions of women voters across the country and encourages politicians to listen to their ideas and stop ignoring the power women have in society.
Bremmer, Ian. The J curve : a new way to understand why nations rise and fall. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2006.
Explores how the United States attempts to control the political and economic problems of the world have failed and endangered the American people, and argues that in order to create a safer world for everyone the government must completely rethink its approach to rogue nations and governments.
Maguire, Joe. Brainless : the lies and lunacy of Ann Coulter. 1st ed. New York, NY : William Morrow, c2006.
Brainless: The Lies and Lunacy of Ann Coulter is an unbridled look at a woman who twists the truth, misleads, plays loose with facts and allusions, and has been accused of plagiarism in hammering home her logic-defying arguments.
Dershowitz, Alan M. Blasphemy : how the religious right is hijacking our Declaration of Independence. Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, c2007.
The author maintains that the religious right is misusing and misquoting the Declaration of Independence in order to Christianize America; and cites examples such as the federal funding of faith-based programs and abolishing the separation of church and state.
Hedges, Chris. American fascists : the Christian Right and the war on America. New York : Free Press, c2006.
Includes information on abortion, Antichrist, apocalyptic violence, Bible, religious broadcasting media, George W. Bush, Christian Right, Christians, conversion process, converts, creationism, democracy, Democratic Party, dominionism, education system, elections, Darwin’s theory of evolution, fundamentalism, homosexuality, Islam, Jesus, Jews, lesbians, liberalism, love, male church leaders, cult of masculinity, secular media, moral certitude, Nazism, Rhetoric of persecution, poverty, racism, Rapture, Republican Party, Pat Robertson, Satan, science, secular humanism, sin, televangelists, terrorism, totalitarian movements, Trinity Broadcasting Network, universities, Ur-Fascism, war, women, etc.
Hunt, Lynn Avery. Inventing human rights : a history. 1st ed. New York : Norton, c2007.
Traces the history of human rights from the eighteenth century to the present, exploring how the idea of human rights developed, how it has influenced cultures around the world, how human rights have inspired writers, playwrights, and artists, and what the future of human rights may be.
Bagley, T. H. (Tennent H.). Spy wars : moles, mysteries, and deadly games. New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2007.
Former CIA agent Tennent H. Bagley reflects on the Nosensko controversy during the 1960s; supporting his and the Angleton’s handling of the situation and providing insider insight into what actually occurred during the KGB defector’s time working for the CIA and interrogation.
Ross, Dennis. Statecraft : and how to restore America’s standing in the world. New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, c2007.
Ross was the U.S. chief Middle East envoy in the Bush I and Clinton administrations, an experience he chronicled in The Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace (2004). His latest book examines more broadly the practice of strategic diplomacy, the pragmatic exercise of which he considers absolutely crucial for global security in the twenty-first century. (From Booklist).
Bolles, Richard Nelson. What color is your parachute? for retirement : planning now for the life you want. Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, c2007.
A retirement planning guide for all career stages, inspired by the world’s best-selling career book.
Pfeiffer, Dale Allen. Eating fossil fuels : oil, food and the coming crisis in agriculture. Gabriola Island, BC : New Society Publishers, c2006.
Eating Fossil Fuels examines the interlinked crises of energy and agriculture and highlights some startling findings.
Collier, Paul. The bottom billion : why the poorest countries are failing and what can be done about it. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2007.
Explores why traditional methods of alleviating poverty are failing in the world’s fifty poorest countries, and explains what the industrialized West can do to help these countries improve living standards and their economies.
Stewart, David O. The summer of 1787 : the men who invented the constitution. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2007.
Traces the events of the summer of 1787 as the delegates of the Philadelphia Convention wrote the United States Constitution.
Chapman, Matthew. 40 days and 40 nights : Darwin, intelligent design, God, Oxycontin, and other oddities on trial in Pennsylvania. 1st ed. New York : Collins, c2007.
The author presents a detailed description of the 2005 intelligent design trial in Dover, Pennsylvania, between Tammy Kitzmiller and other parents and the Dover Area School District over the teaching of intelligent design along with evolution in the public schools.
Goodall, Chris. How to live a low carbon life : the individual’s guide to stopping climate change. London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, c2007.
How to Live a Low-Carbon Life provides the first comprehensive, one-stop reference guide to calculating individual carbon emissions and it lays out clear plans for how individuals can reduce their emissions. Covering all aspects of modern life from transport to home heating to food sources and the vexing issue of vacations, the book provides easy-to-use tables for conducting a personal lifestyle carbon audit.
Hillman, Mayer. The suicidal planet : how to prevent global climate catastrophe. 1st ed. New York : Thomas Dunne Books, c2007.
Offers a comprehensive overview of global warming, exploring its causes and consequences and encouraging people to reduce their own impact on the environment and protect the planet for future generations.
Mooney, Chris (Chris C.). Storm world : hurricanes, politics, and the battle over global warming. 1st ed. Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2007.
Environmental journalists Chris Mooney details his experiences following scientists studying hurricanes during 2006, discusses the debate over whether global warming is the cause of stronger storms, and comments on the influence of the media, special interest, and politics on the argument.
Inglese, Demaree. No ordinary heroes : 8 doctors, 30 nurses, 7,000 prisoners, and a category 5 storm. New York : Citadel, c2007.
In the brutal aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Inglese, medical director of the Orleans Parish Jail in New Orleans, struggled to keep his wards alive for a full week after the levees broke. As his straightforward account illustrates, it was no easy task. (From Publishers Weekly).
McKelvey, Tara. Monstering : inside America’s policy of secret interrogations and torture in the terror war. 1st Carroll & Graf ed. New York, NY : Carroll & Graf Publishers, c2007.
In 2004 the photos of Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse appeared on 60 Minutes to national and international scandal. Less than two months later Susan Burke, a Philadelphia attorney, filed a landmark lawsuit on behalf of the detainees presenting a case against two private contractors, CACI International and Titan Inc., purporting that the companies worked together to torture and kill detainees. Following Burke’s lawsuit through the courts and drawing on interviews with current and former military personnel, Monstering examines the many underreported, under-investigated crimes of Abu Ghraib.
O’Conner, Patricia T. Woe is I Jr. : the younger grammarphobe’s guide to better English in plain English. New York : Putnams, c2007.
Uses a humorous approach to teaching children correct English grammar and usage.
MacDonald, Kyle. One red paperclip, or, How an ordinary man achieved his dreams with the help of a simple office supply. 1st ed. New York : Three Rivers Press, c2007.
Kyle MacDonald recounts his mission to trade one red paperclip for a home of his own, describing how he used his imagination to realize his dream of owning a home.
Fisher, Marc. Something in the air : radio, rock, revolution and a new generation. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2007.
Explores the history of radio broadcasting and how it has changed since the invention of the television, discussing the top forty concept, notable disc jockeys, famous singers and musicians, different types of programs, and other related topics.
Holland, Barbara. The joy of drinking. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck, c2007.
And as you might guess, Holland, who has written a dozen or so previous books, has done impressive research on a subject dear to some of us - writers who drink. (From the New York Times).
World party : the Rough Guide to the world’s best festivals. London ; New York : Rough Guides : Distributed by the Penguin Group, c2007.
The Rough Guide World Party is a detailed guide to the world”s [world’s] best events and festivals. If you”ve ever thought of partying in Rio, throwing tomatoes in Spain or riding a camel in Pushkar, this guide is for you. Full-colour throughout with detailed accounts of each major festival and insider tips on how best to enjoy each one.
Yagoda, Ben. When you catch an adjective, kill it : the parts of speech, for better and/or worse. 1st ed. New York : Broadway Books, c2007.
A guide to writing better papers, novels, letters, presentations, and other resources that explains how to avoid common writing mistakes and make writing more concise.
Ray, J. D. The Rosetta Stone and the rebirth of ancient Egypt. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, c2007.
Traces the history of the Rosetta Stone from ancient times to the present, describing its discovery in Egypt, possible origins, symbolism, and status as the most popular object in the British Museum.
Rosenthal, Jeffrey Seth. Struck by lightning : the curious world of probabilities. Washington, DC : Joseph Henry Press, c2006.
Explains the mechanics of randomness in order to help people develop an informed perspective on probability and recognize how many aspects of life are ruled by uncertainty and randomness.
Steinhardt, Paul J. Endless universe : beyond the Big Bang. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2007.
Cosmologists Paul Steinhard and Neil Turok examine the Big Bang theory, regarded as the most logical explanation for the origin of the universe, and propose a new view based on recent findings in astronomy and physics.
Tyson, Neil deGrasse. Death by black hole : and other cosmic quandaries. 1st ed. New York : W.W. Norton, c2007.
Presents a collection of over forty essays on the mysteries of outer space by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson; and examines such issues as the relationship between science and religion and the physics of black holes.
Segrè, Gino. Faust in Copenhagen : a struggle for the soul of physics. New York : Viking, c2007.
Physicist Gino Segrè profiles the lives and careers of seven physicists whose work in the 1930s changed the face of modern physics.
Henshaw, John M. Does measurement measure up? : how numbers reveal and conceal the truth. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2006.
Examines the ways that knowledge and measurement are interrelated by looking at what, why, and how we measure aspects of the world.
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Ocean. 1st American ed. London ; New York : DK Pub., c2006.
A heavily illustrated overview of the oceans that describes ocean environments, geology, circulation, and climate and profiles hundreds of ocean-living animal and plant species.
Pearce, Fred. With speed and violence : why scientists fear tipping points in climate change. Boston : Beacon Press, c2007.
The author examines the history of the earth’s climate changes and the consequences of increased global warming, and maintains that continued human interference could cause irreversible changes that could threaten the habitability of the earth.
Ward, Peter Douglas. Out of thin air : dinosaurs, birds, and Earth’s ancient atmosphere. Washington, DC : Joseph Henry Press, c2006.
Biologist and earth scientist Peter Ward explores the indestructibility of dinosaurs by connecting their unusual respiration system with their ability to adapt to Earth’s changing environment.
Edwards, Gabrielle I. Biology : the easy way. 3rd ed. Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron’s Educational Series, c2000.
Explains the principles of biology and includes sample questions with answers.
Whitfield, John. In the beat of a heart : life, energy, and the unity of nature. Washington, DC : Joseph Henry Press, c2006.
Traces the scientific community’s efforts to discover an underlying unity to nature that will explain the remarkable similarities and differences between all things on Earth, profiling key figures who are triggering a scientific revolution that will change how people view the world.
Carroll, Sean B. The making of the fittest : DNA and the ultimate forensic record of evolution. 1st ed. New York : W.W. Norton, c2006.
Explores the latest research into DNA and what it has revealed about how species adapt and change, discussing what researchers are learning about DNA and its ability to shape the human race and what these new findings mean for the future of science, medicine, and humanity.
Wilson, David Sloan. Evolution for everyone : how Darwin’s theory can change the way we think about our lives. New York : Delacorte Press, c2007.
Evolutionist David Sloan Wilson outlines the basic principles of evolution and explains how they pertain to every aspect of life and form the foundations of humanity’s capacity for symbolic thought, culture, and morality.
Peterson, Roger Tory, 1908-1996. All things reconsidered : my birding adventures. Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin Company, c2006.
This book recounts the last twelve years of the life of naturalist, artist, educator, and photographer Roger Tory Peterson and includes a collection of his writings and essays about his travels around the world.
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Rosing, Norbert. The world of the polar bear. Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, c2006.
Written by an acclaimed nature photographer and featuring 175 remarkable color photographs, this is a season-by-season account of the life of polar bears, including hunting, mating, rearing cubs, and journeying to and from the ice. A powerful predator, revealed here by an acclaimed nature photographer. The polar bear is the largest terrestrial carnivore, uniquely adapted to thrive in the harsh environment of the Far North. In The World of the Polar Bear, renowned nature photographer Norbert Rosing follows the polar bear through each season. With its thorough and engaging text and spectacular photography, the book provides:- A season-by-season account of the life of the polar bear, including feeding, mating, rearing of cubs and journeying from the ice- An intimate look at the animals that share the polar bear’s environment, including seals, arctic foxes, walruses and muskoxen- A section on such northern sky phenomena as sun dogs and the northern lights-Many anecdotes and insights about the polar bear—at once a loving parent, a fierce predator and a natural jester. In addition to the 175 truly remarkable color photographs, there are four spectacular gatefolds. The World of the Polar Bear will appeal to any reader interested in natural history, animals, and the Arctic. Polar bears are seriously threatened by global warming, and this book will attract considerable press attention.
Sarmiento, Esteban E. The last human : a guide to twenty-two species of extinct humans. New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2007.
Full-color illustrations present three-dimensional reconstructions of what anthropologists and paleontologists believe to be early species of humans on the earth.
Sykes, Bryan. Saxons, Vikings, and Celts : the genetic roots of Britain and Ireland. 1st American ed. New York : W.W. Norton, c2006.
Draws on a systematic ten-year DNA survey of more than ten thousand volunteers from across Britain, Ireland, and America to trace the true genetic makeup of the British Isles and their descendants, and explore how the descendents of the Saxons, Vikings, and Celts are still shaping the world.
Walter, Chip. Thumbs, toes, and tears : and other traits that make us human. 1st U.S. ed. New York : [S.l.] : Walker ; Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck, c2006.
Explores six seemingly unconnected but unique human traits and explains how and why humans do what they do and look the way they do, as well as other characteristics that provide a portrait of the human species.
Klass, Perri. Treatment kind and fair : letters to a young doctor. New York : Basic Books, c2007.
Dr. Perri Klass offers an in-depth overview of the state of medicine in twenty-first-century America, sharing her own views of the health care industry and the current crisis that is threatening its future.
Greene, Bob (Bob W.). The best life diet. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2006.
The author presents a comprehensive guide on how to lose weight effectively and permanently, and contains dietary guidelines and easy-to-prepare recipes.
McBay, Aric. Peak oil survival : preparation for life after gridcrash. Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, c2006.
This book details how to survive after the oil runs out and there is no more “grid.”.
McCall, Timothy B. Yoga as medicine : the yogic prescription for health & healing : a yoga journal book. New York : Bantam Books, c2007.
Explores the healing effects of yoga and teaches postures, breathing techniques, and meditations that can be used as holistic treatments for twenty different ailments, including arthritis, depression, infertility, insomnia, and obesity.
Sharkey, Brian J. Fitness & health. 6th ed. Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, c2007.
Discusses the importance and benefits of regular, moderate physical activity; provides information about aerobic and muscular fitness, nutrition, and weight control; shows how to improve performance in work and sport; and describes how activity influences quality of life.
Madison, Amber. Hooking up : a girl’s all-out guide to sex & sexuality. Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, c2006.
Provides information and advice about female sexuality, covering anatomy, masturbation, virginity, sexually transmitted diseases, contraception, pregnancy, sexual assault, stereotypes, body image, relationships, sexual orientation, and other related topics.
Johnson, Steven. The ghost map : the story of London’s most terrifying epidemic—and how it changed science, cities, and the modern world. New York : Riverhead Books, c2006.
Chronicles the outbreak and spread of cholera in London during the summer of 1854 and the efforts of Reverend Henry Whitehead and Dr. John Snow who isolated the disease and put an end to the epidemic.
Hager, Thomas. The demon under the microscope : from battlefield hospitals to Nazi labs, one doctor’s heroic search for the world’s first miracle drug. 1st ed. New York : Harmony Books, c2006.
Examines the history of sulfa, discussing the people involved with its discovery, its effects on the pharmaceutical industry and research, and the various ways it has been used.
Lee, John R., M.D. Dr. John Lee’s hormone balance made simple : the essential how-to guide to symptoms, dosage, timing, and more. 1st ed. New York : Warner Wellness, c2006.
For nearly a decade, millions of women have turned to Dr. John Lee’s classic bestsellers for groundbreaking advice treating hormone imbalances from PMS to menopause and beyond. Now, this concise, comprehensive guide answers the questions posed by thousands of letters written to Dr. Lee by women seeking specific, simplified advice on what their symptoms mean, how to determine their hormone levels and how to maintain hormone balance.
Dossey, Larry. The extraordinary healing power of ordinary things : fourteen natural steps to health and happiness. 1st ed. New York : Harmony Books, c2006.
Contains discussions of fourteen ordinary, simple things that have the power to heal and add to life’s fulfillment, including optimism, novelty, tears, dirt, and music.
Agatston, Arthur. The South Beach heart program : the 4-step plan that can save your life. [Emmaus, Pa.] : [New York] : Rodale ; Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, c2007.
Doctor Agatston gives advice on diet and exercise that may help lower your chances of a stroke or heart attack.
Kastan, Kathy. From the heart : a woman’s guide to living well with heart disease. Cambridge, MA : London : Da Capo Life Long ; Perseus Running [distributor], c2007.
Kastan was a seemingly healthy 42-year-old woman when she suddenly required emergency bypass surgery that left her with debilitating chronic chest pain. Luckily, WomenHeart: The National Coalition of Women with Heart Disease was there to refer her to a women’s heart center, which helped her get proper medication, rehabilitation, and support. Now the president of that organization, Kastan felt that doctors healed her body well but provided no tools for dealing with the emotional aspects of her heart disease. To fill that gap, the author discusses what happens once a woman is home from the hospital. (From Library Journal).
American Diabetes Association complete guide to diabetes. 4th ed. Alexandria, VA : American Diabetes Association, c2005.
This well-designed, very clearly written compendium encourages diabetics “to mesh the day-to-day management of diabetes” into the routine of their lives. Chapters move from “What Is Diabetes?” (with discussion of causes and effects of Type I, Type II and gestational diabetes) to a glossary, an appendix on self-monitoring and injection techniques and a list of resources and organizations. (From Publishers Weekly).
Whiffen, Valerie E. A secret sadness : the hidden relationship patterns that make women depressed. Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, c2006.
Can a woman’s relationships make her depressed? Past and current patterns, expectations, and assumptions about roles in relationships can often cause or worsen depression; this book offers a groundbreaking new perspective on this phenomenon, as well as powerful tools readers can use to explore the issue.
Burgess, Wes. The bipolar handbook : real-life questions with up-to-date answers. New York : Avery, c2006.
Offers a comprehensive overview of bipolar disorder, discussing the disorder’s symptoms, possible causes, diagnosis, treatment, and impact on a patient’s friends and family.
Briner, William. Action plan for allergies. Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, c2007.
Explains how to design an exercise program to relieve allergy, hay fever, and asthma symptoms and reduce or eliminate the need for medication, covering cardiovascular exercise, strength and flexibility, and alternative forms of exercise such as yoga and tai chi, and also discusses tolerance, desensitization, and how to create an allergen-free environment.
Frey, David. AutoCAD 2007 and autoCAD LT 2007 : no experience required. Indianapolis : Wiley, c2006.
AutoCAD 2007 and AutoCAD LT 2007: No Experience Required is the perfect step-by-step introduction to the world’s leading CAD software. Inside this clear-cut guide are concise explanations and practical tutorials that explain how to plan and develop a complete AutoCAD project. Follow the tutorials sequentially, which have been fully updated for AutoCAD 2007, or jump in at any chapter by downloading the drawing files from the Sybex Web site. Either way, you’ll quickly develop a solid grounding in the essentials and learn how to use AutoCAD’s productivity tools to get your work done efficiently.
Peters, Rick. The home how-to-handbook : electrical. New York : Sterling Pub., c2006.
Provides instructions on home electrical installation and repair; covering tools, parts, solid connections, running cable, light fixtures, adding and extending circuits, solving common problems, and more.
Philbrick, Frank. The backyard lumberjack : the ultimate guide to felling, bucking, splitting & stacking. North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., c2006.
Father and son lumberjacks Stephen and Frank Philbrick have enjoyed the thrilling destruction of felling, bucking, and splitting timber for hundreds of cords of firewood. Together they bring practical instruction and first-hand advice to everyone with a chainsaw.
Burrell, C. Colston. Native alternatives to invasive plants. Brooklyn, NY : Brooklyn Botanic Garden, c2006.
The biggest enemy of any garden is not a pest, disease, or poison - it’s any plant with tougher survival skills than the plants it competes with. The best way to weed out the invaders is with this fiendishly clever guide to native plants that can seek and destroy the top 100 most unwelcome perennials, grasses, vines, shrubs, and trees. While replacing the invaders, the beautiful, hardy native plants described here also attract native birds and butterflies, while turning away their own enemy invaders.
Cutler, Karan Davis. Burpee the complete flower gardener : the comprehensive guide to growing flowers organically. Hoboken, NJ : Wiley Pub., c2006.
This full-color guide from the experts at Burpee shows you how to plan, plant, and maintain a beautiful flower garden using an environmentally responsible, organic approach. It offers authoritative guidance on creating borders and beds, combining flower colors and shapes, selecting gardening tools, and much more, and features encyclopedic Plant Portraits section with profiles of more than 175 flowers - annuals, perennials, and bulbs.
Ondra, Nancy J. Foliage. Pownal, Vt. : Godalming : Storey ; Melia [distributor], c2007.
Every garden benefits from an inspired selection of plants chosen for the beauty of their leaves, and the harmony their presence brings to the entire landscape. Organized by color and texture, each chapter in Nancy Ondra’s eye-opening new guide illustrates the features and requirements of dozens of plants, all chosen for the unique appeal of their leaves.
Pangman, Judy. Chicken coops : 45 building plans for housing your flock. North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., c2006.
Author and farmer Judy Pangman combed the country to select these 45 plans for housing both laying hens and meat birds (chickens or turkeys). The coops range from fashionable backyard structures featured in the annual Seattle Tilth City Chickens Tour and the Mad City Chickens Tour in Madison, Wisconsin, to the large-scale, moveable structures Joel Salatin has fashioned for Polyface Farm in Virginia.
The complete book of raw food : healthy, delicious vegetarian cuisine made with living foods includes over 350 recipes from the world’s top raw food chefs. New York : Healthy Living Books, c2005.
A comprehensive guide to raw food that explains how to incorporate raw foods into a diet, with more than three hundred recipes, food preparation methods, and information on the benefits of raw foods.
Bharadwaj, Monisha. India’s vegetarian cooking. [London] : Kyle Books, c2006.
Encompassing the entire range of vegetarian Indian cooking, from the finest Gujarati thalis or choicest tandoori-cooked foods in the north, to the steaming hot idlis and chutneys of the South, via everything from chapatis to sweets, this is an inexhaustible and indispensable guide. Whether you want a snack, a quick lunch or a lavish meal this book will bring a sense of adventure to your diet and your kitchen.
Katzen, Mollie. The new Moosewood cookbook. Rev. ed. Berkeley, Calif. : Ten Speed Press, c2000.
Presents an illustrated collection of vegetarian recipes, originally published in 1977, including soups, salads, sauces, sandwiches, and desserts, as well as advice for stocking a pantry, and getting useful tools. Includes a table of conversions.
Roden, Claudia. Arabesque : a taste of Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon. 1st American ed. New York : Knopf, 2006, c2005.
Presents a collection of illustrated recipes from Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon that include main dishes, salads, breads, and desserts.
Willinsky, Helen. Jerk from Jamaica : barbecue Caribbean style. Rev. ed. Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, c2007.
Willinsky, a Jamaican native, first published this volume in 1990, and in this lively and completely revised edition, she begins by explaining exactly what jerk is (“an authentic Jamaican method of cooking pork, chicken, seafood, beef, fruits, and vegetables over a fire pit or on a barbeque grill”) and how it’s seasoned (in general, a combination of scallions, onions, thyme, pimento, cinnamon, nutmeg, chilies and salt). She first explains how it’s done in Jamaica (where jerk huts can be found everywhere), then demonstrates how these recipes can be adapted to a kitchen or backyard grill. Bright, colorful photos accompany these accessible recipes.
Fearnley-Whittingstall, Hugh. The river cottage meat book. Rev. ed. Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, c2007.
This title can serve both as a reference tool and a cookbook.
Ruhlman, Michael. Charcuterie : the craft of salting, smoking, and curing. 1st ed. New York : W. W. Norton, c2005.
A comprehensive overview of “charcuterie”, the craft of salting, smoking, and curing meat, describing the different preservation methods used, the unique flavors they create, and the many uses for these types of meat.
Barlow, Kathleen. Gross-out cakes : the kitty litter cake and other classics. Sandy, Utah : Silverleaf Press, c2006.
Contains instructions for making thirty real cakes and desserts that just look disgusting, each with a photograph and grossness rating.
Chesman, Andrea. Mom’s best one-dish suppers : 101 easy homemade favorites as comforting now as they were then. North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., c2005.
Mom’s Best One-Dish Suppers is designed to help today’s home cooks pare everything down, liven things up, and entice the whole family to the dinner table while minimizing fuss and cleanup.
Siegelman, Stephen. Trader Vic’s tiki party! : cocktails & food to share with friends. Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, c2005.
Everything old is new again in this purposefully tacky cookbook based on the food served at the 67-year-old Polynesian chain restaurant. (From Publishers Weekly).
De Marne, Henri. About the house with Henri de Marne : how to maintain, repair, upgrade, and enjoy your home. Hinesburg, Vt. : Upper Access, c2007.
One of the most complete handbooks for homeowners that has been published—and in the same conversational, easy-to-understand language that readers have come to expect from columnist Henri de Marne.
Argov, Sherry. Why men marry bitches : a woman’s guide to winning her man’s heart. 1st Simon & Schuster pbk. ed. New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, c2006.
Argov (Why Men Love Bitches), a radio personality and contributor to the Fox News channel, holds that men want competent women who can think for themselves, handle most situations, and keep their men in line. (From Library Journal).
Smallin, Donna. Unclutter your mind : one-minute tips. North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., c2006.
Donna Smallin, who has already helped thousands of people organize their homes, now takes on the emotional and psychological clutter that can get in the way of living a balanced, rewarding life. A focused mind may be a tall order, but Smallin, with her special gift for seeing the quick solutions to all kinds of clutter, offers 500 quick tips and creative ideas to help busy people clear away unnecessary worries, daily stresses, and unproductive habits.
Aldort, Naomi. Raising our children, raising ourselves. Bothell, WA : Book Publishers Network, c2006.
Every parent would happily give up ever scolding, punishing or threatening if she only knew how to ensure that her toddler/child/teen would thrive and act responsibly without such painful measures. Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves is the answer to this universal wish. It is not about gentle ways to control a child, but about a way of being and of understanding a child so she/he can be the best of herself, not because she fears you, but because she wants to, of her own free will.
Murray, Anne Firth. Paradigm found : leading and managing for positive change. Novato, Calif. : [S.l.] : New World Library ; Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2006.
Anne Firth Murray encourages readers to turn their visions of a better world into reality, drawing on her own experiences as founder of The Global Fund for Women to offer advice on how people can encourage change and fulfill their dreams.
Carlson, Curtis Ray. Innovation : the five disciplines for creating what customers want. 1st ed. New York : Crown Business, c2006.
Explores how to effectively create new products and services that meet customer needs, with practical tips to help managers cultivate the innovation process.
Cepuch, Randy. A weekend with Warren Buffett : and other shareholders meeting adventures. New York : Thunder’s Mouth Press, c2007.
Few investors show up at annual shareholders’ meetings or return proxy forms because the agenda is usually technical and the votes foregone conclusions. But Cepuch shows readers how much they’re missing with this highly entertaining account of 24 meetings rated for Educational Value, Entertainment Value, Freebies, and Food and Drink. The meetings range from elaborate productions at companies like Berkshire Hathaway and Wal-Mart to dull affairs staged at lawyers’ insistence, at companies like Playboy and Microsoft. (From Publishers Weekly).
Esty, Daniel C. Green to gold : how smart companies use environmental strategy to innovate, create value, and build competitive advantage. New Haven, [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2006.
The business world and the natural world are inextricably linked. Our economy and society depend on natural resources. Every product comes from something mined or grown. The environment provides critical support to our economic system - not financial capital, but natural capital. And the evidence is growing that we’re systematically undermining our asset base and weakening some of our vital support systems. (From Soundview Executive Book Summaries).
Hamlin, Sonya. How to talk so people listen : connecting in today’s workplace : new for business now. New York : Collins, c2006.
Presents practical strategies and tools for communicating at work, discussing the impact of technology on communication, explaining how to “get anyone to listen to anything,” and covering how to plan and execute a one-on-one encounter, create and deliver a presentation, conduct a question-and-answer session, and lead and take part in meetings.
Scoble, Robert. Naked conversations : how blogs are changing the way businesses talk with customers. Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, c2006.
For the past five years, Microsoft employee Scoble has maintained one of the most popular blogs on the Internet. Mixing personal notes with passionate, often-controversial commentary on technology and business, his blog is “naked” - i.e., not filtered through his employer’s marketing or public relations department - a key part of its appeal. In this breezy book, Scoble and coauthor Israel argue that every business can benefit from smart “naked” blogging, whether the company’s a smalltown plumbing operation or a multinational fashion house. “If you ignore the blogosphere... you won’t know what people are saying about you,” they write. “You can’t learn from them, and they won’t come to see you as a sincere human who cares about your business and its reputation.” (From Publishers Weekly).
Gunn, Moira Anne. Welcome to biotech nation : my unexpected odyssey into the land of small molecules, lean genes, and big ideas. New York : AMACOM, c2007.
Going behind the science and business of biotech, the book rides along with Dr. Moira Gunn as she interviews an interesting and colorful cast of characters from the industry, including a DNA scientist with ego to burn and a pharmaceutical exec with a penchant for Viagra. Filled with compelling stories of everything from the genetically modified food fight to the reasons why the presidential stem lines are dying, the book explores the fascinating theories and breakthroughs in this exciting field. Funny, entertaining, and informative, Welcome to BioTech Nation is a unique, inside look at biotechnology today...and a glimpse at what could be in store for us tomorrow.
Kvern, Olav Martin. Real world Adobe InDesign CS2. Berkeley, Calif. : [San Jose, Calif.?] : Peachpit Press ; Published in association with Adobe Press, c2006.
Real World Adobe InDesign CS2 has all the industrial-strength techniques and time-saving tips you need to start laying out, proofing, and printing pages with InDesign CS2, without missing a beat or a deadline! You’ll find everything you need here to master InDesign’s advanced page layout tools, manage color, snippets, use the Bridge effectively, and more. You’ll also find complete coverage of InDesign CS2’s new features: Object Styles, Photoshop and Adobe PDF layer support, using InCopy, Smarter text handling, flexible XML support, and much more.
Peters, Rick. Home how-to handbook : plumbing. New York : Sterling Pub., c2006.
“All homeowners dread the moment when the faucet starts dripping, the water power plunges, or the pipes freeze. They often don’t know how to fix the problem themselves...and plumbers are costly. That’s why it’s important to have this how-to on hand. It explains everything from the supply and waste systems to traps, with layouts of the typical bathroom and kitchen. There’s coverage of pipes, fittings, shut-off valves, and every variety of sink, faucet, toilet, tub, and shower. Find out what’s a must-have in the tool box, and how to cut, fit, and join pipe; remove fixtures; and install water filters, hot water dispensers, dishwashers, and garbage disposals. Plus, detailed illustrated instructions provide troubleshooting guidance on everything from clogs and leaks to sewer gas”—Publisher description.
Lewis, Samella S. African American art and artists. Rev. and expanded ed., 3rd. ed., rev. and expanded. Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, c2003.
A critical examination of African-American art that presents photos of significant artworks and examines such themes and contexts in African-American art history as cultural deprivation and slavery, emancipation and cultural dilemma, New Americanism and ethnic identity, and social and political awareness.
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Dickerman, Leah. Dada : Zurich, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, New York, Paris. Washington [D.C.] : New York In association with D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, : National Gallery of Art, c2005.
A comprehensive overview of the dada art movement, profiling key figures in the movement, exploring the wide range of art-making practices that emerged between 1916 and 1924, and cataloging influential pieces.
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Venice and the Islamic world, 828-1797. English ed. New York : New Haven [Conn.] : Metropolitan Museum of Art ; Yale University Press, c2007.
Venice and the Islamic World, 828-1797 features a wide range of fascinating images and objects, including paintings and drawings by familiar Venetian artists such as Bellini, Carpaccio, and Tiepolo; beautiful Persian and Ottoman miniatures; and inlaid metalwork, ceramics, lacquer ware, gilded and enameled glass, textiles, and carpets made in the Serene Republic and the Mamluk, Ottoman, and Safavid Empires. Together these exquisite objects illuminate the ways Islamic art inspired Venetian artists, while also highlighting Venice’s own views toward its neighboring region.
Howard, Hugh. Dr. Kimball and Mr. Jefferson : rediscovering the founding fathers of American architecture. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, c2006.
Presents a comprehensive narrative of both Thomas Jefferson and Dr. Kiske Kimball, the two men who created the profession of architecture in America; and discusses how Kimball influenced the disciplines of historic preservation and architectural history.
Kurin, Richard. Hope diamond : the legendary history of a cursed gem. New York : Smithsonian Books : Collins, c2006.
Traces the history of the Hope diamond from its discovery in seventeenth-century India to its place in the Smithsonian, describing the many forms the diamond has had and its legendary owners.
Cartoon America : comic art in the Library of Congress. New York : Abrams, c2006.
Presents a collection of over 200 years of American cartoon and comic art by a number of accomplished artists and cartoonists in the U.S., including editorial cartoons, animation, comic books, and strips.
Cormack, Ben. Cartoon clinic. 1st ed. for North America. Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron’s, c2006.
Provides practical advice on the basics of character design, page layout, and script pacing, as well as techniques for inking and coloring work, using a variety of media.
Japanese comickers. : draw manga and anime like Japan’s hottest artists. 1st ed. New York : Collins Design : Distributed throughout the world except Japan by HarperCollins, c2006.
Offers an inside look at the world of anime and manga, with works by dozens of the world’s most popular young artists.
Pope, Paul. Batman : year 100. New York : DC Comics, c2007.
Collects issues one through four of “Batman Year 100” comics in which the murder of a federal agent in Gotham City in 2039 prompts a large-scale investigation and puts Detective Gordon, grandson of the former commissioner, on the trail of Batman—a person Gordon thought was an urban legend.
Talbot, Bryan. Alice in Sunderland. 1st ed. Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, c2007.
Talbot’s freewheeling, metafictional magnum opus is a map of the curious and delightful territory of its cartoonist’s mind, starring himself in multiple roles. (From Publishers Weekly).
Weissman, Steven. Chewing gum in church : a Yikes! collection. 1st Fantagraphics Books ed. [Seattle, Wash.] : [New York] : Fantagraphics Books ; Distributed in the U.S.A. by W.W. Norton and Co., c2006.
Presents a graphic comic featuring the adventures of Chubby Cheeks, Kid Medusa, the Pullapart Boy, Elzie Crisler, and all their friends.
Evertson, Sandra. Instant Memories birthdays : ready-to-use scrapbook pages. New York : Sterling Pub., c2006.
Now it’s possible to create a memorable vintage scrapbook page in just minutes! Instant Memories makes it simple, because each volume features 57 perforated pages - all in the popular 12 x 12 size - ready-made for your photos. Scrapbookers can just choose the one they want, tear it out or photocopy, add those precious pictures and personal writings, and they’re done.
Ultimate guide to scrapbooking : everything you need to know from the editors of Memory Makers. 1st ed. Denver, CO : Cincinnati, OH : Memory Makers Books ; Distributed to trade and art markets by F+W Publications, c2005.
Presents a comprehensive guide to scrapbooking with tips and techniques on photography, journaling, organizing materials, and creating an effective workspace.
Flamme, Karen. Fast, fun & easy fabric flowers : beautiful blooms in an afternoon. Lafayette, CA : C&T Publishing, c2005.
Now it doesn’t take Mother Nature to make a flower; anyone can do it with these full-size patterns and a few basic supplies. Adding floral tape turns the blossoms into boutonnieres or bouquets.
Isager, Marianne. Knitting out of Africa : inspired sweater designs. Loveland, Colo. : Interweave Press LLC, c2006.
Intended for seasoned knitters, these projects use domino, double knitting, entrelac, intarsia, and stranded two-color techniques worked in fingering-weight yarns. The Shoowa Vest, the African Domino Pullover, and the Arrowheads Cropped Pullover show off fancy stitching, while other designs feature colors borrowed from the mud-dried fabrics of Mali, the block patterns of Ghana, or motifs from Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zaire, and Zimbabwe. African animals decorate the Giraffe Vest and Zebra Cardigan, and elsewhere leaping antelope and birds in flight are used in repeating patterns. Full instructions and charted patterns for at least two adult sizes are provided for each design and high-quality photographs of the finished pieces showcase these classic additions to any wardrobe.
Morse, Linda (Linda K.). Luxury knitting : the ultimate guide to exquisite yarns—cashmere, merino, silk. 1st ed. New York : Sixth&Spring Books, c2005.
A guide to superior yarns for knitting that provides information on the culture and inhabitants of each region the yarns originate in and their relationship to the textiles.
Pace, Maggie. Felt it : 20 fun and fabulous projects to knit and felt. North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., c2006.
From the purely practical to the wonderfully fun and frivolous, the 20 projects in Felt It! are irresistible examples of what is possible with wool, needles, and hot water. Charming, fuzzy flowers take center stage, with appearances on brooches, evening bags, bracelets, and pillows. Felted hats are the warmest toppers for the coldest days, and the appealing texture of felted wool is perfect for sturdy bags and backpacks.
Radcliffe, Margaret. The knitting answer book. North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., c2005.
Presents a comprehensive guide that answers hundreds of questions about knitting including basic stitches, casting on and binding off, slipped stitches and edge stitches, and much more.
Storey, Martin. Classic knits for real women : versatile knitwear designs for plus sizes. Lafayette, CA. : C&T Pub., Inc., c2005.
Classic Knits for Real Women features gorgeous patterns for stylish knits that look great in every size. It also includes instructions on modifying for fit, style, and yarn choice.
Conran, Terence. How to live in small spaces : design, furnishing, decoration, detail for the smaller home. Buffalo, N.Y. ; Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, c2007.
A comprehensive, practical, full color guide to living in small spaces. Topics include storage, bedrooms, children’s rooms, lighting, appliances, and more - with an eye to creating a home whose comfort depends on efficiency and integrity rather than size.
Schwartz, Gary. The Rembrandt book. New York : Abrams, c2006.
Describes the life and art of the seventeenth-century Dutch painter known as Rembrandt, covering his personal relationships, finances, patrons, subjects, influences, and craft and addressing controversies and mysteries, and contains hundreds of full-color reproductions and details.
Aaland, Mikkel. Shooting digital : pro tips for taking great pictures with your digital camera. 2nd ed. Chichester : John Wiley, c2006.
Aimed at photographers of all levels and ranges of interest, this new edition of Aaland’s popular guide takes readers beyond the technology of the latest cameras and equipment to teach them the unique aesthetics of the digital image. Helpful examples explain how to take full advantage of RAW file formats, JPEG 2000, panorama automation, and more.
Comon, Paul. Kodak, the art of digital photography. : how to compose winning pictures. 1st ed. New York : Lark Books, c2007.
A guide to composing exceptional digital photographs that covers composition, formats, geometrical frames, lines, shapes, subject placement, balance, unity, light, perspective, color, and shades. Includes example prints.
Droblas, Adele. Adobe Premiere pro 2 bible. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2006.
In this comprehensive guide to the latest release of Adobe Premiere Pro, it's all here - the basics of capturing, editing, and outputting digital video, as well as advanced techniques for professionally integrating music, narration, and special effects.
Engel, Lehman, 1910-1982. Words with music : creating the Broadway musical libretto. New York : Milwaukee, WI : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books ; Sales & distribution, North America, Hal Leonard, c2006.
Looks at how the book, music, and lyrics work together to create Broadway musicals, examining some of theater’s most popular productions, including “My Fair Lady,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “West Side Story,” and others, and traces the history and evolution of musical theater since the 1970s.
Bourgeault, Cynthia. Chanting the Psalms : a practical guide with instructional CD. 1st ed. Boston : New Seeds, c2006.
The hidden wisdom of Psalmody—Chanting the Psalms. Explores the ancient practice of chanting the psalms and offers practical advice to those who would like to learn the practice, along with an instructional CD with sample pieces.
Sheed, Wilfrid. The house that George built : with a little help from Irving, Cole, and a crew of about fifty. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2007.
From Irving Berlin to Cy Coleman, from “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” to “Big Spender,” from Tin Pan Alley to the MGM soundstages, the Golden Age of the American song embodied all that was cool, sexy, and sophisticated in popular culture. For four glittering decades, geniuses like Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Harold Arlen enticed unforgettable melodies out of thin air. Gershwin, in his brief but incandescent career, straddled Tin Pan Alley and Carnegie Hall, charming everyone in his orbit. Possessed of a world-class ego, Gershwin was also generous, exciting, and utterly original. Half a century later, his love songs are as moving as ever. Writer Sheed uncovered the legends, mingled with the greats, and gossiped with the insiders. Now he’s crafted a dazzling history of the era that “tripled the world’s total supply of singable tunes.”—From publisher description.
VideoHound’s golden movie retriever, . Detroit : Thomson/Gale, c2007.
Contains rated reviews of more than twenty-eight thousand movies available on video and DVD, arranged alphabetically by title, each with up to nineteen points of information, including year of release, actors, and awards; and features a Web site guide and an extensive variety of indexes.
Yacowar, Maurice. The Sopranos on the couch : the ultimate guide : analyzing television’s greatest series. New York : Continuum, c2007.
After some intriguing background on the hit drama, Yacowar deconstructs three seasons of the show, episode-by-episode, analyzing everything from thematic connections and similarities with the classic Godfather Trilogy to structure, musical score, violence, language, and stereotyping. Why do we watch the show? How can we feel connected to a man whose moral code falls so drastically outside the norm? Yacowar deals with all the questions and complaints and, like Dr. Melfi, gives us plenty to think about—not just regarding those important production values but also about how the series reflects popular culture. (from Booklist).
Bissinger, H. G. Friday night lights : a town, a team, and a dream. Da Capo Press movie tie-in ed., 10th anniversary ed. Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, c2004.
Follows the 1988 season of the Permian Panthers, a high school football team in Odessa, Texas, exploring the lives of the players and the impact of the championship team on the small town.
Harris, Cecil. Charging the net : a history of blacks in tennis from Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe to the Williams sisters. Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, c2007.
Before and after Althea Gibson leaped the color bar, blacks were playing tennis—enthusiastically but largely unrecognized. Harris and Kyle-DeBose have done the game a service, deeply exploring the history of the triumphs, pains and pitfalls of the black experience. (From the Boston Globe).
Busch, Akiko. Nine ways to cross a river : midstream reflections on swimming and getting there from here. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrink Publishers, c2007.
Akiko Busch chronicles her efforts to swim across eight of America’s great waterways, sharing what she learned about each of the rivers, and herself, in her quest.
Mlynowski, Sarah. See Jane write : a girl’s guide to writing chick lit. Philadelphia, PA : San Francisco, CA : Quirk Books ; Distributed in North America by Chronicle Books, c2006.
Presents reasons for writing “chick lit” and provides guidance on character creation, tone, language, dialogue, plot, pacing, grammar, revision, and publishing.
O’Brien, Geoffrey G. (Geoffrey Gordon). Green and gray. Berkeley : University of California Press, c2007.
A collection of forty poems by American poet Geoffrey G. O’Brien.
Williams, Saul. The dead emcee scrolls : the lost teachings of hip-hop and connected writings. trade pbk. ed. New York : MTV Books/Pocket Books, c2006.
Presents a collection of long, stanzaic poems that utilize the diction and rhyme of hip-hop music.
Everything I needed to know about being a girl I learned from Judy Blume. 1st Pocket Books hardcover ed. New York : Pocket Books, c2007.
A collection of twenty-four essays in which the authors reflect on their experiences reading Judy Blume novels; discussing topics such as divorce, peer pressure, menstruation, racism, and more.
Barry, Dave. Dave Barry’s history of the millennium (so far). New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, c2007.
Although Barry retired his column in 2004, he continues to examine current events with his annual Year in Review surveys, and the ones he wrote between 2000 and 2006 are collected here. (From Publishers Weekly).
Muldoon, Paul. Horse latitudes. 1st ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2006.
A collection of poems by Irish poet Paul Muldoon that explore the areas of life that often come to a standstill and force action.
Milne, A. A. (Alan Alexander), 1882-1956. The sunny side : short stories and poems for proper grown-ups. 1st Ecco ed. New York : Ecco/HaperCollins, c2006.
Drawing from a collection of stories originally published in 1921 and chosen exclusively by the author himself, The Sunny Side gathers the best short works by the inimitable A. A. Milne, best known as the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh. Written for the satire magazine Punch, these brief stories and essays perfectly capture Milne’s sly humor, beguiling social insight, and scathing wit. From “Odd Verses” to “War Sketches,” “Summer Days” to “Men of Letters,” Milne takes his readers from the stiff British drawing room to the irreverent joy of a boy’s day at the beach.—From publisher description.
The rough guide to Scandinavia. 7th ed. London : Rough Guides, c2006.
Authoritative and fully up-to-date, the Rough Guide to Scandinavia is the essential handbook to Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. Covering both popular sights and less well-known destinations the 24-page, full-colour section and two additional 4-page, full-colour inserts introduce all of the regions highlights, from whale-watching in Norway and Denmark’s vibrant nightlife to a husky safari through Lapland and Sweden’s chilly Icehotel. The new ‘author picks´ section of all the regions finest hotels and restaurants will help you decide on the best places to stay, eat and drink, to suit every budget. There is plenty of practical advice on exploring the Scandinavian countryside, from Finland’s frosty wilderness to Norway’s wild mountain range. The guide takes a detailed look at Scandinavian history and contemporary life and comes complete with maps and plans for the entire region.
Fodor’s Caribbean. New York : Fodor’s Travel Guides. 2008 edition.
In bestowing its Gold award, the Society of American Travel Writers said the Caribbean book was “… astoundingly organized. (It) will answer virtually any question about the Caribbean that a traveler might ask. The contents as well as the sections called What's Where, Island Finder, If You Like and If You Want help readers get oriented. The island sections are consistently organized so that they can be scanned for information or enjoyably read. A lot of great information is packed into this book.”
Jackson, Denise J. It’s all about him : finding the love of my life. Nashville, Tenn. : Thomas Nelson, c2007.
Denise Jackson discusses her marriage to country singer Alan Jackson.
Bourdain, Anthony. Kitchen confidential : adventures in the culinary underbelly. Updated ed. New York : Harper Perennial, c2007.
Chef at New York’s Les Halles and author of Bone in the Throat, Bourdain pulls no punches in this memoir of his years in the restaurant business. His fast-lane personality and glee in recounting sophomoric kitchen pranks might be unbearable were it not for two things: Bourdain is as unsparingly acerbic with himself as he is with others, and he exhibits a sincere and profound love of good food. (From Publishers Weekly).
Garis, Leslie. House of happy endings. 1st ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2007.
Leslie Garis recounts her childhood at the Garis family home in Amherst, Massachusetts, where her literary parents, brothers, and eccentric grandparents lived together, and where her family was held hostage by her grandfather’s mental illness.
Montgomery, Lee. The things between us : a memoir. New York : Free Press, c2006.
Lee Montgomery recounts her days on her family’s farm in Framingham, Massachusetts, where her parents and siblings reunited in order to cope with her father’s cancer diagnosis and subsequent death.
Montross, Christine. Body of work : meditations on mortality from the human anatomy lab. New York : Penguin Press, c2007.
This is a hauntingly moving memoir of the relationship between a cadaver named Eve and the first-year medical student who cuts her open. Christine Montross brings an uncommon perspective to the emotional difficulty of the first year of medical school, and her disturbing, often entertaining anecdotes enrich this exquisitely crafted memoir, endowing an eerie beauty to the world of a doctor-in-training.
Welch, Brian Phillip. Save me from myself : how I found God, quit Korn, kicked drugs, and lived to tell my story. New York : HarperOne, c2007.
Taking the reader backstage with Korn, Welch, aka Head, tells the inside story of life in the band and how his rock star lifestyle resulted in an all-consuming addiction to methamphetamines. Head writes openly about the tour bus mayhem of Ozzfest and The Family Values tour, while providing a candid look at how the routine of recording and traveling placed him in a cycle of addiction that he could not break on his own. Speaking honestly about his addiction, Head details his struggles with the drug that ultimately led him to seek a higher power.
The Family Tree resource book for genealogists. 1st ed. Cincinnati, OH : Family Tree Books, c2004.
Presents a comprehensive resource book for genealogists, and contains U.S. state maps, detailed county-level data, Web sites, contact information for libraries, archives, and historical societies, and more.
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Herman, Eleanor. Sex with the queen : 900 years of vile kings, virile lovers, and passionate politics. Large print ed. New York : HarperLargePrint, c2006.
In this follow-up to her bestselling Sex with Kings, Eleanor Herman reveals the truth about what goes on behind the closed door of a queen’s boudoir. Impeccably researched, filled with pageturning romance, passion, and scandal, Sex with the Queen explores the scintillating sexual lives of some of our most beloved and infamous female rulers.
Hersh, Burton. Bobby and J. Edgar : the historic face-off between the Kennedys and J. Edgar Hoover that transformed America. 1st Carroll & Graf ed. New York : Carroll & Graf, c2007.
An evaluation of the complex relationship between the Kennedy family and the FBI director traces their shared political years through their parallel rises and controversial deaths and considers the roles played by such figures as Joe McCarthy and Martin Luther King.
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Wolf-Heidegger, G. (Gerhard). The color atlas of human anatomy. Pbk. ed. New York : Sterling Pub., 2006, c2004.
Uses illustrations made by using CAT-scans, X-ray photography, crystal scintillation, computer mapping, and thermography to show how the body works and explain the different types of body tissue.
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Libbey, Theodore. The NPR listener’s encyclopedia of classical music. New York : Workman Pub., c2006.
An alphabetically arranged guide to classical music, covering terms, theory, history, works, composer, venues, and performers.
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ESPN college football encyclopedia. New York : ESPN Books/Hyperion, c2005.
Presents a comprehensive overview of the game of college football, providing a history of the game, alphabetically arranged profiles of all 119 Division 1-A schools, year by year schedules, statistics, essays, and more.
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Mayes, Frances. A year in the world : [journeys of a passionate traveller]. Abridged. New York, NY : Random House Audio, p2006.
Read by the author. The author details her travels to Spain, Portugal, France, Britain, Turkey, Greece, southern Italy, and North Africa, interweaving personal insights with commentary on art, history, landscape, culture, and tradition.
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Beah, Ishmael. A Long way gone : memoirs of a boy soldier. Unabridged. [New York] : Audio Renaissance, p2007.
Read by the author. Ishamel Beah tells of his life being a child soldier.
Dunant, Sarah. In the company of the courtesan. [New York] : Random House Audio, p2006.
Read by Richard E. Grant. Escaping the sack of Rome in 1527, with their stomachs churning on the jewels they have swallowed, the courtesan Fiammetta and her dwarf companion, Bucino, head for Venice. Yet as their fortunes rise, this perfect partnership comes under threat, from the searing passion of a lover who wants more than his allotted nights to the attentions of an admiring Turk in search of human novelties for his sultan’s court. But Fiammetta and Bucino’s greatest challenge comes from a young crippled woman, a blind healer who insinuates herself into their lives and hearts with devastating consequences for them all.
Fleming, Ian, 1908-1964. Casino Royale. Unabridged ed. Ashland, OR : Blackstone Audiobooks, p2000.
Read by Simon Vance. In the first of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels, 007 declares war on Le Chiffre, French communist and paymaster of the Soviet murder organization SMERSH. The battle begins in a fifty-million-franc game of baccarat, gains momentum during Bond’s fiery love affair with a sensuous lady spy, and reaches a chilling climax with fiendish torture at the hands of a master sadist.
Kellerman, Jonathan. Gone : [an Alex Delaware novel]. [Abridged]. New York, N. Y. : Random House Audio, p2006.
Read by John Rubinstein. The abduction of two art students turns out to have been faked, but the murder that follows is very real. (From Library journal).
DVD 363.2 DIG
Digital Forensics : Everything Leaves a Trace in Cyberspace. 2007.
This 2007 public program at Brownell Library in Essex Junction, Vermont featured speaker Dr. Gary Kessler. Dr. Kessler’s talk centered on the data computer users leave behind on their home computers and on other workstations and servers when they access computers over a network.
CD 909.07 CAH
Cahill, Thomas. Mysteries of the Middle Ages : [the rise of feminism, science, and art from the cults of Catholic Europe]. Abridged. New York : Random House Audio, p2006.
Read by the author. Cahill nimbly presents the highlights - and lowlights - of Europe during the Middle Ages in this well-executed romp through history. (From Publishers Weekly).
Desperate housewives. : the complete second season. Extra juicy ed. Burbank, CA : Touchstone Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, , c2005.
Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria, Nicollette Sheridan, Alfre Woodard, Richardo Antonio Chavira, Mark Moses, Andrea Bowen, Doug Savant, Cody Kasch, Richard Burgi, Brenda Strong, James Denton. Out of nowhere, suburban housewife Mary Alice Young takes her own life. The focus remains on her four friends and from her heavenly perch, Mary Alice sees all and offers her own twisted take on the weekly goings-on.
The Five Doctors : special edition. Special ed. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2001, 1983.
Peter Davison, Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton, Richard Hurndall, Tom Baker, William Hartnell. Someone is taking the Doctor’s past selves out of time and space and placing them in a vast wilderness - a battle arena with a sinister tower at the center. The various regenerations of the Doctor team up with the Doctor’s arch-enemy, the Master, to discover the traitorous Time-Lord who is behind this evil scheme.
The girl next door. [Beverly Hills, Calif.] : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2004.
Emile Hirsch, Elisha Cuthbert, Timothy Olyphant, James Remar, Chris Marquette, Paul Dano, Timothy Bottoms, Richard Fancy, Donna Bullock, Laird Stuart. Matthew is an eighteen year old, straight-laced overachiever who has never really lived life - until he falls for his hot new neighbor. When he finds out that she used to be a porn star, his sheltered existence totally spins out of control.
Heist. Widescreen version (1.85:1). [Burbank, Calif.] : Warner Home Video, , c2001.
Gene Hackman, Danny DeVito, Delroy Lindo, Sam Rockwell, Rebecca Pidgeon, Ricky Jay, Patti Lupone. An accomplished thief has his career jeopardized after he’s caught on security cameras during a job. Broke, he and his associates are blackmailed by their longtime fence into jacking Swiss gold bars from an airplane. As they plot the complicated score, he and his crew become suspicious of the relationship between his young wife and the fence’s nephew, who has been planted on the crew to keep an eye on them for his uncle. Betrayals and backstabbings are the order of the day as they get closer to the payday of a lifetime.
In the bedroom. Widescreen version. Burbank, Calif. : Miramax Home Entertainment : distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, , c2001.
Sissy Spacek, Tom Wilkinson, Nick Stahl, William Mapother, William Wise, Celia Weston, Marisa Tomei. The Fowlers are a normal family in Maine. Matt is the town doctor and loves to fish, his wife, Ruth, is the school’s choir leader, and their son, Frank, is home from his first year of college. Frank is in love with Natalie, a young mother who isn’t quite divorced yet from her ex-husband, Richard Strout, whose family runs the local cannery. It makes Richard’s blood run cold to see his wife running around with another man. And soon, an unthinkable tragedy happens that will tear the Fowlers apart.
Mixed nuts. Full screen. Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2001.
Steve Martin, Madeline Kahn, Robert Klein, Anthony LaPaglia, Juliette Lewis, Rob Reiner, Adam Sandler, Rita Wilson. A wild and wacky comedy about oddball characters in Los Angeles at Christmastime, centered around a suicide hotline service.
Monarch of the glen, Series 6. [S.l.] : Burbank, CA : BBC Video : Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas ; Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2007.
Disc 1: Episodes 1-4—Disc 2: Episodes 5-8—Disc 3: Episodes 9-10. Susan Hampshire, Dawn Steele, Lloyd Owen, Tom Baker, Anthony Head, Hamish Clark. “The fortunes of the MacDonalds have always been up and down, but now Paul, Archie’s brother, is newly installed as master of Glenbogle. Can this town come to terms with the new monarch?”.
The Phantom of the Opera. 2-disc special widescreen ed. Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, .
Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson, Miranda Richardson, Minnie Driver, Ciarán Hinds, Simon Callow, Victor McGuire, Jennifer Ellison, Murray Melvin, Kevin McNally, James Fleet. Tells the story of a disfigured musical genius who haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera, waging a reign of terror over its occupants. When he falls fatally in love with Christine, the Phantom devotes himself to creating a new star for the Opera, exerting a strange sense of control over the young soprano as he nurtures her extraordinary talents.
Playtime. Special ed. [United States] : Criterion Collection, .
Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek, Rita Maïden, France Rumilly, France Delahalle, Valérie Camille, Erika Dentzler, Nicole Ray, Yvette Duereux, Nathalie Jem. Modern Paris, a city of glass, steel and the encroaching age of technology. Amidst the babble of tourists, the endearingly clumsy Monsieur Hulot tries to reconcile the old-fashioned ways with the confusing new ways.
What’s eating Gilbert Grape. Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, c2001.
Johnny Depp, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen, Leonardo DiCaprio, Darlene Cates, Laura Harrington, Mary Kate Schellhardt, John C. Reilly, Crispin Glover, Kevin Tighe. Gilbert Grape is devoted to taking care of his family, which includes an obese mother and a mentally impaired brother. He feels the hopelessness of his life in a rural community when a young woman breezes into town and changes everything.