Monday, February 04, 2008

New books and media for February 08

Brownell Library


Abu-Jaber, Diana. Origin : a novel. 1st ed. New York : W.W. Norton, c2007.

Mentally fragile Lena Dawson, a fingerprint expert at a Syracuse crime lab, is forced to face the truth about her own past when she begins investigating a rash of crib deaths in the community.

Allbeury, Ted. Dangerous arrivals. Sutton : Severn House, c2007.
Max Farne can finally relax, lounging on a boat moored at Santa Margherita, escaping the hot Italian sun in cool Italian bars. But following the sudden arrival of a beautiful woman, the disappearance of a rich man and the appearance of a soft-treading, armed stranger, who Max is forced to kill, it seems that the violence has only just begun...

Anderson, Kevin J.. Metal swarm. New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2007.
In the aftermath of a devastating war, swarms of ancient black robots built by the lost insectoid Klikiss race continue their depredations on helpless worlds with stolen and heavily armed Earth battleships. Among the humans, the Hansa’s brutal Chairman struggles to crush any resistance even as King Peter breaks away to form his own new Confederation among the colonies who have declared their independence. And meanwhile, the original, voracious Klikiss race, long thought to be extinct, has returned, intent on conquering their former worlds and willing to annihilate anyone in the way.

Barlowe, Wayne Douglas. God’s demon. 1st ed. New York : Tor, c2007.
Barlowe conjures up the creatures who sided with Lucifer and were ejected from heaven, thrown down into Hell to become freakishly mangled demons. After innumerable eons of exile, the demon Sargatanas has started to dream of being reunited with God. Sargatanas amasses an army to aid him in overthrowing Lucifer’s regent, Beelzebub, in an attempt to catch God’s eye.

Beckett, Simon. Written in bone. New York : Delacorte Press, c2007.

Forensic anthropologist Dr. David Hunter is prevailed upon to leave London and travel to a remote island in the Outer Hebrides to inspect a corpse that has been badly burned—except for one hand and one foot—and left in an unoccupied cottage that shows no fire damage, and the situation deteriorates as more bodies turn up and a storm moves in, trapping a now endangered Hunter with little hope of rescue.

Bennett, Alan. The uncommon reader. 1st Americana ed. New York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux, c2007.

The Queen of England stumbles upon a mobile library while she is in pursuit of her wayward dogs, strikes up a conversation with the man in charge, and feels it her duty to borrow a book, transforming her view of the world through the written word.

Berry, Steve. The Venetian betrayal : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Ballantine Books, c2007.
Rare book dealer Cotton Malone tries to locate the final resting place of Alexander the Great, believing it holds a secret healing serum which can stop a ruthless dictator, with biological weapons, from destroying the world.

Box, C. J. Blue heaven. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Minotaur, c2008.

Twelve-year-old Annie Taylor and her younger brother William go on the run after witnessing a murder by four retired Los Angeles cops in the town of Kootenai Bay, Idaho, and find refuge with rancher Jesse Rawlins who has trouble knowing who to trust with the situation.

Brooks, Geraldine. People of the book : a novel. New York : Viking, c2008.
Rare book expert Hanna Heath discovers a number of tiny artifacts hidden within the binding of a fifteenth-century Hebrew manuscript and begins to unravel the mysteries behind its past.

Brown, Jason. Why the devil chose New England for his work : stories. 1st ed. New York : Open City Books, c2007.

A linked collection of short fiction stories of forbidden love, patrimony, alcoholism, survival, runaway children, and other domestic dramas in northern New England.

Brown, Rita Mae. The tell-tale horse : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Ballantine Books, c2007.
“Sister” Jane Arnold, the septuagenarian master of Virginia’s Jefferson Hunt Club, uses her common sense to try to solve the mystery of who killed a local woman and posed her corpse naked on a horse statue, while resident foxes, horses, and hounds devise their own theories about the murder.

Bryant, Sarah. The other Eden. c2006.
Eleanor Rose dreams of comfort. Devastated by the death of the beloved grandfather who had raised her, seeking guidance and desperate for distraction, Eleanor heeds the words whispered to her in a dream. Leaving the security of her privileged life in Boston, she heads for Eden’s Meadow, a Louisiana estate that is part of her inheritance and as far from Boston as she can reasonably get as a single woman in the 1920s. Eleanor longs for a tranquil haven in which to nurse her grief and concentrate on her music, but soon she is caught in a tangle of lies and deception that have cursed her family for generations.

Chabon, Michael. The Yiddish policemen’s union : a novel. 1sted. New York : HarperCollins, c2007.
An alternate history novel in which Alaska was established as the Jewish homeland after World War II and fifty years later the inhabitants are being forced to leave their neighborhoods, but before moving, detective Meyer Landsman is determined to find his neighbor’s murderer and uncover the truth behind his sister’s accidental death.

Killer year : stories to die for—from the hottest new crime writers. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Minotaur, c2008.
Killer Year is a group of 13 debut crime/mystery/suspense authors whose books will be published in 2007.

Church, James. Hidden moon : an Inspector O novel. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Minotaur, c2007.

Inspector O is called to investigate a bank robbery, the first ever in Pyongyang, and he soon learns that someone does not want him to solve the crime, which only encourages Inspector O to try and uncover the real motive behind the robbery, and he is shocked to uncover a scandal that will rock the entire North Korean regime.

Clarke, Arthur Charles. Firstborn. New York : Ballantine Books, c2008.

In this novel about Clarke’s mysterious race, the Firstborn, a “quantum bomb” is speeding toward Earth. It is a device that human scientists can barely comprehend, that cannot be stopped or destroyed and one that will obliterate Earth.

Cobb, James H. Robert Ludlum’s The arctic event : a Covert-One novel. 1st ed. New York : Grand Central, c2007.

Lieutenant Colonel Jon Smith is sent to the Canadian Arctic with a group of covert agents to recover a downed Soviet strategic bomber carrying anthrax and is confronted with an arms dealer who wants the weapon and Russians who will kill to protect a deadly secret.

Collins, James. Beginner’s Greek : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, and Co., c2008.
When Peter Russell finally meets the woman of his dreams he falls as madly in love as you can on a flight from New York to LA. Her name is Holly. She’s achingly pretty with strawberry-blonde hair, and reads Thomas Mann for pleasure. She gives Peter her phone number on a page of The Magic Mountain, but in his room that night Peter finds the page is inexplicably, impossibly, enragingly...gone. So begins the immensely entertaining story of Peter and his unrequited love for his best friend’s girl; of Charlotte and her less-than-perfect marriage to a man in love with someone else; of Jonathan and his wicked and fateful debauchery; and of Holly, the impetus for it all. Along the way, there’s the evil boss, the desirable temptress, miscommunications, misrepresentations, fiendish behavior, letters gone astray, and ultimately, an ending in which every character gets his due. Both incisive and wonderfully funny, this is a brilliantly understated comedy of manners in which love lost is found again.

Conant, Susan. All shots : a dog lover’s mystery. 1st ed. New York : Berkley Prime Crime, c2007.
Massachusetts malamute trainer and dog columnist Holly Winter’s life becomes a lot more complicated when she goes searching for a missing dog and instead discovers a dead woman who had apparently been trying to steal her identity, as well as the identity of another Holly Winter—this one a dog-hating academic.

Cornwell, Bernard. Sword song : the battle for London. New York, NY : HarperCollinsPublishers, c2008.
Uhtred has been made Governor of London while Alfred, building fortified towns to hold Wessex, pushes into Mercia.

Craig, Philip R. Third strike : a Brady Coyne/J.W. Jackson mystery. New York : Scribner, c2007.
Tapply’s Boston lawyer, Brady Coyne, responds to an anguished call for help from an old client living on Martha’s Vineyard, where the late Philip Craig’s ex-cop, J.W. Jackson, is being urged by his wife to investigate the death of a striking ferry boat worker. (from Publishers Weekly).

Crusie, Jennifer. Agnes & the hitman. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Press, c2007.
Agnes Crandall’s life takes an unexpected turn when a stray dog invades her kitchen, bringing a hitman named Shane into the picture, who then pulls Agnes into his involvements with the Mafia.

Crusie, Jennifer. The unfortunate Miss Fortunes. New York : Godalming : St. Martin’s ; Melia [distributor], c2007.

For years, the three orphaned Fortune sisters, each endowed with a different magical ability, have been on the run from their evil aunt Xan. Dee, the oldest, is their shape-shifting protector; sullen middle child Lizzie has transmutative abilities (her latest aim is turning straw into gold); and self-satisfied Mare can move things with her mind. (from Publishers Weekly).

Delinsky, Barbara. The secret between us. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2007.
On a rainy night, Deborah Monroe and her teenage daughter, Grace, are driving home when their car hits a man. The victim, who turns out to be Grace’s history teacher, is unconscious but alive. Although Grace was driving, Deborah sends her home and takes responsibility for the accident when the cops show up. Deborah is juggling a lot: as a family doctor, she is in private practice with her über-demanding widower father, who is trying to hide a drinking problem; her son, Dylan, is vision impaired; her mother’s death continues to affect the family; Deborah is still dealing with her ex-husband’s new, separate life; and her unmarried sister, Jill, has just announced she’s pregnant. Grace’s guilt about not taking responsibility for the accident makes her withdraw from friends and family, and the accident victim turns out to have a more complex private life than anyone imagined.

Dixon, Stephen. Meyer. Hoboken, NJ : Melville House, c2007.
An accomplished fiction writer living in Baltimore contemplates aging and his life thus far as he struggles with a bout of writer’s block.

Drake, David. The mirror of worlds. 1st ed. New York : Tor, c2007.

Prince Garric, his consort, Liane, his family, and a group of soldiers and diplomats travel to the small kingdoms of the Isles, but are unprepared for the powerful magic they encounter on their journey.

Dunbar, Anthony P. Tubby meets Katrina : a Tubby Dubonnet novel. Montgomery, AL : NewSouth Books, c2006.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, lawyer and sleuth Tubby Dubonnet finds himself in the New Orleans Convention Center with hundreds of other refugees and an escaped psychopath that is targeting his daughter.

Eidson, Tom. Souls of angels : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2007.

When Don Maximiato Lugo, the patrón of La Cienega, is arrested for a prostitute’s murder, his daughter, Sister Ria Lugo, returns home from India, where she has spent 10 years in self-imposed exile in a convent, to try to clear his name. She suspects he was framed because he refused to sell land to a powerful syndicate planning to install lamplights throughout the city. Don Lugo’s refusal to deny his guilt, his increasingly eccentric behavior and his bizarre past make it difficult for Ria to be sure of his innocence, even as his execution day draws near. (from Publishers Weekly).

Faqir, Fadia. The cry of the dove. New York, NY : Black Cat/Grove/Atlantic Inc., c2007.

The Cry of the Dove is the story of one young woman and an evocative portrait of forbidden love and violated honor in a culture whose reverberations are felt profoundly in our world today. Salma has committed a crime punishable by death in her Bedouin tribe of Hima, Levant: she had sex out of wedlock and became pregnant. Despite the insult it would commit against her people, Salma has the child and suddenly finds herself a fugitive on the run from those seeking to restore their honor.

Farooki, Roopa. Bitter sweets. 1st U.S. ed. New York : St. Martin’s Press, c2007.

Rashid Karim, a young man from one of Calcutta’s best families, is shocked to learn on his wedding night that his bride is not the educated, seventeen-year-old child of a successful businessman, but Henna, an illiterate, thirteen-year-old shopkeeper’s daughter, and the lie echoes down through fifty years until Shona, Rashid and Henna’s daughter, now a mother herself, decides to inject a little honesty into the family tree.

Fleming, Ian, 1908-1964. Casino Royale. New York : Penguin Books, c2006.

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. For incredible suspense, unexpected thrills, and extraordinary danger, nothing can beat James Bond in his inaugural adventure.

Follett, Ken. The Pillars of the earth. New American Library deluxe ed. New York : New American Library, 2007, c1989.

The construction of a cathedral involves a story of betrayal, revenge and love in 12th century England.

Forster, Margaret. Keeping the world away : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Ballantine Books, c2006.
Follows the imagined life of an early-twentieth-century painting, recounting the lives of the successful women who take possession of it over the years.

Freeman, Castle. Go with me : a novel. 1st ed. Hanover, N.H. : Steerforth Press, c2008.
Covering 24 hours, set in small-town Vermont, the novel begins and ends with a certain New England ennui, but what fills the in-between is an absorbing tale of toppling the giant of the woods. The day begins with Lillian sitting in her car, a paring knife in her lap, her dead cat in the passenger seat. Waiting for the sheriff, she wants to lodge a complaint against Blackway, a notorious thug who has been stalking her, and most recently offed fluffy Annabelle. (from Kirkus Review).

Friedmann, Patty. A little bit ruined : a novel. Emeryville, CA : [Berkeley, Calif.] : Shoemaker & Hoard ; Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2007.

Eleanor Rushing, star of Friedmann’s earlier novel of the same name, is an unreliable narrator; her woman of all work, Naomi, and childhood friend Patti Ann are always plotting to save Eleanor from herself. When Eleanor decides to get plastic surgery to repair a scar on her face, she becomes devoted to her plastic surgeon. Her devotion isn’t enough to make her leave her New Orleans house during Hurricane Katrina, but her loneliness following the devastation is. . .(from Library Journal).

Girzone, Joseph F. Joshua’s family. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2007.
Eleven-year-old Joshua and his family move to a small town, where his mysterious spiritual gifts change the lives of many and spark suspicion in others.

Gloss, Molly. The hearts of horses. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c2007.

Nineteen-year-old Martha Lessen travels to eastern Oregon in 1917, hoping to be hired by local ranchers to tame their wild horses, and when George Bliss and his wife invite Martha into their home for the winter, she forms a special bond with the ranch’s horses, and the many people she meets while caring for them.

Graves, Sarah. The book of old houses. New York : Bantam Dell, c2008.

A gun-toting college professor arrives in Eastport, Maine, looking for revenge. Ignoring the fact that she’s hosting a party the next day in honor of retired schoolteacher Merrie Fargeorge, whose Eastport pedigree is ancient, Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree has just taken a sledgehammer to the bathroom in her 200-year-old fixer-upper when Dave DiMaio arrives on her doorstep certain that he knows who murdered his friend Horace Robotham, a rare-book expert who was vetting the strange old volume Jake discovered in her foundation (Trap Door, 2007.)

Greenwood, Kerry. Raisins and almonds : a Phryne Fisher mystery. 1st U.S. ed. Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2007, c2002.

Phryne Fisher, a super-sleuth investigating a poisoning and a wrongful arrest, is thrust into the world of Jewish politics, poison, and kosher dinners while trying to solv.

Grippando, James. Last call. 1st ed. New York : Harper, c2008.
Miami criminal defense lawyer Jack Swyteck agrees to help his friend, Theo Knight, help an escaped convict willing to reveal who killed Theo’s mother.

Grisham, John. The appeal. 1st large print ed. New York : Random House Large Print, c2008.
In a crowded courtroom in Mississipi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town’s water supply, causing the worst “cancer cluster” in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict or reverse it.

Harper, Tom. Siege of heaven. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Thomas Dunne Books/ St. Martin’s Press, c2007.

August, 1098. After countless battles and sieges, the surviving soldiers of the first crusade are at last within reach of their ultimate goal: Jerusalem. But rivalries fester and new enemies are massing against them in the Holy Land. Demetrios Askiates, the Emperor’s spy, has had enough of the crusade’s violence and hypocrisy. He longs to return home. But when a routine diplomatic mission leads to a deadly ambush, he realizes he has been snared in the vast power struggles which underlie the crusade. The only way out now leads through the Holy City.

Harris, C. S. Why mermaids sing : a Sebastian St. Cyr mystery. New York : New American Library, c2007.

Ex-spy Sebastian St. Cyr is called in to investigate a series of grisly murders among some of London’s most prominent families, and sets out to decipher a cryptic code that connects a wealthy banking family and a Kentish vicar.

Harris, Charlaine. All together dead. 1st ed. New York : Ace Books, c2007.

Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is used to the undead, changeling, and preternatural beings that surround her, but the shapeshifter Quinn and the Rhodes vampire summit test Sookie’s patience for the supernatural and pull her into a dangerous situation that threatens the fate of humanity.

Hart, Ellen. Mortal groove. 1st St. Martin’s Minotaur ed. New York : St. Martin’s Minotaur, c2007.

Minneapolis restaurateur and amateur sleuth Jane Lawless is in the middle of ringing in the New Year the best way she knows how—with her family, friends, and some excellent champagne—when the biggest financial backers in Minnesota politics break up the party with a little backroom proposition for her father: How’d he like to be the state’s next governor? Flattered, Ray Lawless, a retired defense attorney, agrees to run, and the latecomer’s sprint to the state capital is going great until reporters and opponents start digging up the kind of dirt that is more valuable than gold out on the campaign trail. He and his family are fair game, but worse than that, so are the men running his campaign. Their secrets, involving the mysterious death of a young woman, have been buried since the summer they all came home from Vietnam. Unfortunately for Jane and her father, those secrets won’t stay that way for long.

Henkin, Joshua. Matrimony. 1st ed. New York : Pantheon Books c2007.
Follows the individual lives of Julian Wainwright, the son of a wealthy investment banker, and Carter Heinz, born of lesser means, as they struggle through college and personal relationships.

Høeg, Peter. The quiet girl. 1st American ed. New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, c2007.
World-renowned circus clown Kasper Krone begins working with a mysterious order of nuns, protecting a group of children with special powers, and when one of the children vanishes, Krone sets out to find her, and in the course of his search uncovers shocking truths about the girl’s identity and the nuns’ true intentions.

Holdefer, Charles. The contractor. Sag Harbor, NY : The Permanent Press, c2007.
Gulf War veteran George Young takes a job working for the U.S. government as a contracted civilian interrogator and soon finds himself questioning if he is willing to betray his own humanity in order to defend his country and his family.

Jackson, Lisa. Almost dead. New York : Kensington Pub., c2007.
Cissy Cahill sets out to find the person who is killing members of her family, but a shocking secret from the family’s past may offer insight into why her family is being targeted, and who is responsible.

Jance, Judith A. Hand of evil. 1st Touchstone hardcover ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2007.
While in Arizona trying to come to terms with the loss of her newscasting job and the death of her husband, Ali Reynolds is asked to assist a high school friend in the search for his missing daughter, and help Arabella Ashcroft, a member of the family that provided Ali with a college scholarship, write a memoir about incest.

Jiles, Paulette. Stormy weather. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2007.

After their father’s death, the three Stoddard girls travel with their mother back to the family farm where they struggle to survive during the Dust Bowl and put all of their faith in the success of a wildcat oil well.

John, Sally. Castles in the sand. Eugene, Or. : Harvest House Publishers, c2006.
When Susan and Drake Starr discover that their 20-year-old daughter Kenzie is pregnant, their lives are turned upside down. The news sends Drake, a pastor of a huge San Diego church, reeling—and he sends Kenzie packing. Susan finds herself caught in the middle. Does loving Drake mean cutting ties with her only child? What will this path mean for her daughter? For herself?

Jordan, R. T. Final curtain : a Polly Pepper mystery. New York : Kensington Books, c2008.

Polly Pepper, the legendary superstar of television’s golden age, is finally back in the entertainment headlines. She’s landed the title role in a new production of the musical Mame, and though it’s off-off-off-off Broadway (Glendale, California, actually), Polly’s bank account—and her ego—need the job. And if all goes well, the show just might go to New York! There’s one minor detour, though: on the second day of rehearsals, wunderkind director Karen Richards turns up dead.

Jungstedt, Mari. Unseen. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Minotaur, c2006.

When a serial killer begins stalking the residents and tourists of the Swedish island of Gotland, Inspector Anders Knutas teams up with journalist Johan Berg to find the killer before any more victims are claimed by the brutal murderer.

King, Laurie R. Touchstone. New York, N.Y. : Bantam Dell, c2008.
It’s eight years after the Great War shattered Bennett Grey’s life, leaving him with an excruciating sensitivity to the potential of human violence, and making social contact all but impossible. Once studied by British intelligence for his unique abilities, Grey has withdrawn from a rapidly changing world - until an American Bureau of Investigation agent comes to investigate for himself Grey’s potential as a weapon in a vicious new kind of warfare. Agent Harris Stuyvesant desperately needs Grey’s help entering a world where the rich and the radical exist side by side - a heady mix of the powerful and the celebrated, among whom lurks an enemy ready to strike a deadly blow at democracy on both sides of the Atlantic. Here, among a titled family whose servants dress in whimsical costumes and whose daughter conducts an open affair with a man who wants to bring down the government, Stuyvesant finds himself dangerously seduced by one woman and - even more dangerously - falling in love with another. And as he sifts through secrets divulged and kept, he uncovers the target of a horrifying conspiracy, and wonders if he can trust his touchstone, Grey, to reveal the most dangerous player of all.

King, Stephen. Duma Key. New York : Scribner, c2008.
A terrible construction site accident takes Edgar Freemantle’s right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation.

Kleypas, Lisa. Mine till midnight. St. Martin’s Paperbacks ed. New York : St. Martin’s Paperbacks, c2007.

When an unexpected inheritance elevates her family to the ranks of the aristocracy, Amelia Hathaway discovers that tending to her younger sisters and wayward brother was easy compared to navigating the intricacies of her new rank. Even more challenging: the attraction she feels for the tall, dark, and dangerously handsome Cam Rohan.

Lawrence, David. Down into darkness : a Detective Stella Mooney novel. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Minotaur, c2007.

London detective Stella Mooney struggles to find the connection between the murders of a young woman found hanging from a tree and a researcher for a prominent and controversial member of Parliament discovered on a bench with his throat cut—both corpses bearing messages that prove they were victims of the same killer.

Loomis, Jon. High season. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Minotaur, c2007.
Even though he left his job in Baltimore because he felt as if he could no longer work on murder cases, Provincetown sheriff Frank Coffin decides to investigate the killing of a television evangelist who was found dead and dressed as a woman.

Low, Robert. The whale road. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, c2007.
Orm Rurikson is taken from Norway to serve on a Viking raiding ship and must rely on his own creativity and wit to survive as a member of the notorious crew.

Lutz, John. In for the kill. New York : Pinnacle Books c2007.
New York homicide detective Frank Quinn, accustomed to working gruesome cases, is nevertheless shaken when he realizes the first letter of the last names of the latest five victims of a killer known as the Butcher spell out “Q-u-i-n-n,” and the investigation becomes even more urgent when it becomes obvious that the killer is moving in on Quinn’s own circle of loved ones.

Macomber, Debbie. Back on Blossom Street. Large print ed. Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., c2007.
Blossom Street begins with a new knitting class at the shop Lydia Goetz owns in downtown Seattle. Lydia’s business is doing well, and in attendance are Susannah, who runs the flower shop next door; Colette, a young widow who lives upstairs; and Alix Townsend, a baker and former hoodlum engaged to a future minister. Lydia always tries to encourage friendship among her pupils, but this group is none too warm. Colette’s reticence is attributed to grief, but she is actually in hiding. Alix is trying her best to please her future in-laws, but as the wedding draws near, worries mount. (from Booklist, edited).

Martin, George R. R. Dreamsongs. New York : Bantam Books, 2007, c2003.

A collection of shorter writings by award-winning fantasy author George R. R. Martin, including two previously unpublished screenplays, short stories, and an original novella, accompanied by author commentary.

McCaffrey, Anne. Dragon Harper. 1st ed. New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, c2007.
Life in the Harper Hall is busy for best friends Kindan, Nonala, and Kelsa. As the only female apprentices, Nonala and Kelsa are the butt of jokes and easy targets for the bully Vaxoram and his cronies. But when Kindan springs to Kelsa’s defense, he winds up in a fight for his life against the older, bigger Vaxoram - a fight that will lead to a surprising friendship. Meanwhile, in nearby Fort Hold, a clutch of fire-lizard eggs is about to hatch, and Lord Bemin’s beautiful young daughter, Koriana, is determined to Impress one of the delightful creatures. At the hatching, Kindan Impresses a fire-lizard of his own . . . and wins the heart of Koriana. But Lord Bemin mistrusts harpers and will not hear of a match between his daughter and the low-born Kindan.

McCarthy, Tom, 1969 May 22-. Remainder. New York : Vintage Books, 2007.
McCarthy weaves a gripping story about a man who tries to recreate and reenact a past that has been wiped clean by a severe accident. But questions of morality and reality come to the fore as his pursuit veers out of control into darker, more disturbing territory. (from Barnes & Noble).

McDevitt, Jack. Cauldron. 1st ed. New York : Ace Books, c2007.

Priscilla Hutchins, a speaker and fundraiser for a foundation trying to carry on the old Academy mission, gains access to late physicist Henry Barber’s FTL drive that could make interstellar journeys to such destinations as Makaii 4417, the believed home of the race that awakened the Chindi, possible.

McDowall, Iain. Killing for England. 1st large print ed. Anstey, Leicester : Ulverscroft, 2006, c2005.
Chief Inspector Jacobson had been on leave when the body of a young black man, Darren McGee, was fished out of the River Crow. The autopsy had pointed to suicide by drowning. But now Darren’s cousin, Paul Shaw, is in town: an investigative journalist who is claiming that Darren had been the victim of a racially motivated murder. Jacobson isn’t convinced. But when Paul Shaw turns up as terminally wet as his cousin, Jacobson and DS Kerr face a baffling double murder. And a dangerous confrontation lies ahead with the murky world of the Far Right.

McFadyen, Cody. The face of death. New York : Bantam Books c2007.

Special Agent Smoky Barrett is called in to find a ruthless killer who is turning an innocent sixteen-year-old into the ultimate weapon and may have his sights set on Smoky’s own family.

Miller, Linda Lael. McKettrick’s heart. Ontario, Canada : HQN Books, c2007.
Keegan McKettrick has learned the hard way that women can’t be trusted. The only female in his life these days is the young daughter he sees all too rarely, and his sole passion is for his job overseeing his family’s corporation. Until beautiful mysterious Molly Shields arrives in Indian Rock on a mission and keeping a suspicious eye on her becomes Keegan’s full-time hobby.

Millet, Lydia. How the dead dream. Brooklyn, NY : Soft Skull Press, c2008.

T. is a young Los Angeles real estate developer consumed by power and political ambitions. His orderly, upwardly mobile life is thrown into chaos by the sudden appearance of his nutty mother, who’s been deserted by T.’s now out-of-the-closet father. After his mother’s suicide attempt and two other deaths, T. finds himself increasingly estranged from his latest project: a retirement community in the middle of the California desert. As he juggles family, business, and social responsibilities, T. begins to nurture a curious obsession with vanishing species. Soon he’s living a double life, building sprawling subdivisions by day and breaking into zoos at night to be near the animals. A series of calamities forces T. to a tropical island, where he takes a Conrad-esque journey up a river into the remote jungle.

Mills, Kyle. Darkness falls. New York : Vanguard Press c2007.
Environmentalist Erin Neal, retired from the field and grieving in isolation since the death of his eco-terrorist girlfriend, is pressed back into service by Homeland Security when terrorists mutate the controllable oil-eating bacteria Neal invented to clean up oil spills and unleash it in the oil reserves of Saudi Arabia.

Monette, Sarah. The Mirador. 1st ed. New York : Ace Books c2007.
The wizard Felix has reclaimed his sanity, his magic, and his position in society, despite the fact that many in the wizarding world still want to see him fail, and finds himself an unwilling spy for the Bastion, which wants to bring down the Mirador.

Mortimer, John Clifford. Rumpole misbehaves. 1st American ed. New York : Viking, c2007.

English barrister Horace Rumpole agrees to represent twelve-year-old Peter Timson after the boy is cited with an Anti-Social Behavior Order for playing soccer in the streets of an upscale London neighborhood and it is not long before he starts to wonder why the trivial case against Peter is being pursued so vigorously.

Norton, Andre. Dragon mage. 1st ed. New York : Tor, c2008.

Shy is transported to ancient Babylon after discovering an enchanted dragon puzzle that once belonged to her father, and learns that she must take up her father’s legacy as a servant of the dragon and save her world by defeating a dark wizard with dangerous insight into dragon magic.

O’Brien, Patricia. Harriet and Isabella. New York : Touchstone c2008.

As Henry Ward Beecher lies dying in 1887, his estranged sister, Isabella Hooker, comes to Brooklyn Heights for a final attempt at reconciliation. Among those who oppose her visit is her sister, Harriet Beecher Stowe. The rich and powerful Beecher family has never recovered from the trial 12 years earlier in which Henry, a charismatic preacher, stood accused of committing adultery with Elizabeth Tilton. Rather than supporting Henry unquestioningly, Isabella stood by Victoria Woodhull, the outspoken suffragette who made the charges public to advance her own causes. (from Library Journal).

O’Connor, Joseph. Redemption falls. 1st Free Press hardcover ed. New York : Free Press, c2007.

Follows the lives of Irish immigrants through the American Civil War and after, focusing on James O’Keefe, an ex-felon who fought for the Yankees, became a celebrity lecturer in New York, married a Latino aristocrat, was elected as a governor, and ended up facing charges of grand larceny and general anarchy.

O’Nan, Stewart. Last night at the lobster : a novel. New York : Viking, c2007.
O’Nan peers into a suburban Connecticut Red Lobster restaurant on the last night of its operation. (from Barnes & Noble).

Pancake, Ann. Strange as this weather has been : a novel. [Emeryville, CA] : Shoemaker & Hoard, c2007.

The Turrell family finds their beliefs and unity challenged by the strip mining that is ruining their small Appalachian town and putting food on their table, leaving each family member to decide where their loyalties lie and what their ties are to the region they have grown up in.

Paretsky, Sara. Bleeding Kansas. New York : G.P. Putnam’s c2008.

One of America’s most highly-praised crime novelists tackles the concepts of freedom and family, as seen through the eyes of a teenage girl coming of age in the American Midwest during the first Gulf War.

Parks, Tim. Cleaver : a novel. 1st North American ed. New York : Arcade Pub. : Distributed by Hachette Book Group USA, c2007.

Through terse, confrontational prose, Parks puts on display the self-absorbed and egotistical mind of notable British journalist and womanizer Harold Cleaver. (from Publishers Weekly).

Pattison, Eliot. Bone rattler. Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint c2008.
Brought to the New York colony on a British convict ship, exiled clan chief Duncan McCallum ventures into the wilderness alone amidst the French and Indian War, searching for connections between the British army, Native American priests, and a rash of suicides and murders among his fellow Scottish prisoners.

Preston, Douglas J. Blasphemy. 1st hardcover ed. New York : Forge Books, c2008.

The world’s biggest supercollider, locked in an Arizona mountain, was built to reveal the secrets of the very moment of creation: the Big Bang itself. The Torus is the most expensive machine ever created by humankind, run by the world’s most powerful supercomputer. It is the brainchild of Nobel Laureate William North Hazelius. Will the Torus divulge the mysteries of the creation of the universe? Or will it, as some predict, suck the earth into a mini black hole? Or is the Torus a Satanic attempt, as a powerful televangelist decries, to challenge God Almighty on the very throne of Heaven? Twelve scientists under the leadership of Hazelius are sent to the remote mountain to turn it on, and what they discover must be hidden from the world at all costs.

Rees, Matt. A grave in Gaza : an Omar Yussef mystery. New York : Soho Press, c2007.
Palestinian history teacher Omar Yussef travels from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip, where he becomes immersed in local violence and politics, in this over-the-top sequel to Rees’s The Collaborator of Bethlehem (2007). (from Publishers Weekly).

Roberts, Nora. Blood brothers. Jove mass-market ed. New York : Jove Books, c2007.

After three boys accidentally awaken an ancient evil near their small Maryland town, the tight-knit community finds itself lost to a Stephen King-style plague of madness and destruction for a week every seven years. Twenty-one years later, those three boys, now grown, are hoping to find a way to stop the evil before its third return, which may mean the end of the town; they don’t know much about the “anomalies,” but they do know that “[e]very time it gets stronger.” This time, the town is graced by author Quinn Black, eager to document the paranormal mystery. When two more women arrive—one an associate of Quinn’s, the other led to town by strange visions—the circle of six decide to face the oncoming apocalypse together. (from Publishers Weekly).

Roberts, Nora. Stars. New York : Silhouette, c2007.
Hidden star: She couldn’t remember a thing, not even who she was. But it was clear Bailey James was in trouble. Big trouble. And she desperately needed private eye Cade Parris to help her find out just what kind. Surely she wasn’t a criminal - but then what on earth was she doing with a bag full of cash and a stunning blue diamond as big as a baby’s fist? Captive star: Someone had set them both up. Now, handcuffed together, bounty hunter Jack Dakota and bail jumper M. J. O’Leary were on the run from a pair of hired killers. And M. J. wasn’t talking - not even when Jack found a gigantic blue diamond hidden in her purse. Everything told Jack the sexy skip he’d been hired to recover couldn’t be trusted - everything, that is, but his heart.

Rollins, David. The death trust. New York : Bantam Books, 2007, c2005.

Air Force Special Investigator Major Vin Cooper is assigned to look into the death of a four-star general and his son, an American soldier on a routine patrol in Iraq.

Shinn, Sharon. Reader and raelynx. 1st ed. New York : Ace Books, c2007.
In this novel of secret sorceries and forbidden desires, the mystic Cammon must put aside his personal feelings for Princess Amalie while he reads the souls of her suitors for any potential threats. But Cammon is unable to read Amalie, and he begins to suspect that she herself possesses magic powers-a revelation which would put her life in danger, and throw the kingdom into chaos.—From publisher’s description.

Swerling, Beverly. City of glory : a novel of war and desire in Old Manhattan. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2007.

In 1812, war hero and surgeon Patrick Turner retreats from society after losing his hand, and hopes to make his fortune in the China trade, but in order to succeed, he must run the British blockade or risk losing both his livelihood and the woman he loves.

Theroux, Paul. The Elephanta suite. Boston : Houghton Mifflin c2007.

Contains three connected novellas about Westerners whose lives are changed through their trips to India.

Thurlo, Aimée. False witness. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Minotaur, c2007.

When a stolen SUV crashes through the walls of Our Lady of Hope Monastery, the nuns are faced with the daunting task of raising money for repairs and agree to what appears to be a simple task, helping Sister Agatha track down a benefactor’s missing niece, but the investigation soon pulls the nuns into a deadly situation that could end in disaster.

Todd, Charles. A pale horse. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2008.

In the ruins of Yorkshire’s Fountains Abbey lies the body of a man wrapped in a cloak, the face covered by a gas mask. Next to him is a book on alchemy, which belongs to the schoolmaster, a conscientious objector in the Great War. Who is this man, and is the investigation into his death being manipulated by a thirst for revenge?

Tremayne, Peter. A prayer for the damned : a mystery of ancient Ireland. 1st U.S. ed. New York : St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2007, c2006.
Fidelma of Cashel turns her attention from marriage to murder in February of 668 A.D. when the King of Connacht, a distinguished guest at her wedding, is accused of killing the much-disliked Abbot Ultan.

Turtledove, Harry. Opening Atlantis. New York : Roc, c2007.
An English fisherman, Edward Radcliffe, discovers an isolated new continent between Europe and North America during the reign of King Henry VI and transports himself and his family there in order to be free from social, political, and religious repression.

Webb, Charles Richard. Home school. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Thomas Dunne Books, c2008.
Eleven years and 3,000 miles later, Benjamin and Elaine live in Westchester County, a suburb of New York City, with their two sons, whom they are educating at home. A continent now stands between them and the boys’ surviving grandparent, now known as Nan, but who in former days answered to Mrs. Robinson. The story opens with the household in turmoil as the Westchester School Board attempts to quash the unconventional educational methods the family is practicing. Desperate situations call for desperate remedies - even a cry for help to the mother-in-law from hell, who is only too happy to provide her loving services - but at a price far higher than could be expected.

Wilhelm, Kate. A wrongful death. Don Mills, Ont. : Mira, c2007.

Oregon attorney Barbara Holloway becomes caught in a web of murder and money when she tries to help Elizabeth Kurtz, a woman on the run from her ex-husband, whose company is involved in illegal activities that, if discovered, could derail a very lucrative deal.

Willeford, Charles Ray. The way we die now : a novel. 1st Vintage Crime/Black Lizard ed. New York : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, c2005.
When Miami Homicide Detective Hoke Moseley receives an unexplained order to let his beard grow, he doesn’t think much about it. He has too much going on at home, especially with a man he helped convict ten years before moving in across the street. Hoke immediately assumes the worst, and considering he has his former partner, who happens to be nursing a newborn, and his two teenage daughters living with him, he doesn’t like the situation one bit. It doesn’t help matters when he is suddenly assigned to work undercover, miles away, outside of his jurisdiction and without his badge, his gun, or his teeth.

Woods, Stuart. Beverly Hills dead. New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, c2007.
Rick Barron, a former Beverly Hills cop, has risen to head of production of Centurion Pictures, and he’s at the top of his game. But tensions are high in Hollywood, and when Rick’s friend Sidney Brooks, a successful screenwriter, receives a subpoena from the House Un-American Activities Committee, Rick isn’t surprised. The witch hunt is spreading, and those under investigation are Rick’s closest friends—even his wife, the glamorous starlet Glenna Gleason.

Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn. Borne in blood : a novel of the Count Saint-Germain. 1st ed. New York : Tom Doherty Associates, c2007.

The year is 1817. In Switzerland, the Count Saint-Germain leads a comfortable life with his paramour Hero whose husband died fighting Napoleon. Saint-Germain’s loving kindness cannot keep Hero from missing her children who are being raised by their hard-hearted grandfather. The Count has become intrigued by the work of an Austrian noble investigating the properties of blood, a subject always of key interest to a vampire. But when the noble’s beautiful ward fixates sexually on the Count, the vampire fears for himself and his gentle lover.


155.4 ELK
Elkind, David. The power of play : how spontaneous, imaginative activities lead to happier, healthier children. Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Lifelong Books, c2007.

Discusses the importance of unstructured play during childhood, featuring examples and evidence to support the author’s contention that play is crucial to the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development of children.

297.1 COO
Cook, M. A. The Koran, a very short introduction. London ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2000.

Provides a direct account of the significance of the Koran in both the modern world and in traditional Islamic culture.

324.7 HAL
Halperin, Mark. The way to win : taking the White House in 2008. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2006.

Political reporters Mark Halperin and John F. Harris examine the developments in modern presidential campaigns that will shape the 2008 elections and reveal inside details of the last two presidential elections and the factors that influenced their outcomes.

332.60973 CRA
Cramer, Jim. Jim Cramer’s stay mad for life : get rich, stay rich (make your kids even richer). 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2007.

Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s “Mad Money,” offers practical advice on lifetime investing, explaining how to build wealth by avoiding common investing pitfalls, making smart money decisions, investing in bull markets, identifying winning funds, and understanding the dangers and promise of investing.

342.73 SCH
Schwarz, Frederick A. O. (Frederick August Otto) . Unchecked and unbalanced : presidential power in a time of terror. New York : New Press : Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law : Distributed by Norton, c2007.

Reveals how President George W. Bush acted unilaterally in making decisions in the years following the September 11 terrorist attacks, arguing that he overstepped, ignored, and rewrote the law in the name of fighting terror.

401 PIN
Pinker, Steven. The stuff of thought : language as a window into human nature. New York : Viking, c2007.

Examines how humans use words to express emotions, drawing on real-life examples to argue that human thoughts are all based on core ideas that are turned into metaphors for every possible situation.

610 SIL
Silence kills : speaking out and saving lives. 1st ed. Dallas : Southern Methodist University Press, c2007.

The dozen personal essays in this collection, from patients and their caregivers, nurses, social workers, and physicians, address the devastating human results that can occur from a lack of communication and understanding among those in the health care profession.

632 BAD
Bader, Myles. 1001 all-natural secrets to a pest-free property. [United States] : Myles H. Bader, c2005.

Every bug, pest, critter and animal related problem you can think of is covered in this comprehensive, detailed and creative book. And every one of the 1001 solutions in this book avoids the use of any kind of pesticide or other poison that could potentially cause harm to our families, our communities, and our natural environment. .

641.5973 SEI
Seinfeld, Jessica. Deceptively delicious : simple secrets to get your kids eating good foods. 1st ed. New York : Collins, c2007.
Provides recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert dishes which contain vegetable purees that are healthy and appealing to children, and contains advice on meal conversation, letting kids help with prep and cleaning, and more.

649 NEV
Neville, Helen. Is this a phase? : child development & parent strategies, birth to 6 years. Seattle, Wash. : Parenting Press, c2007.

Provides an overview of behaviors parents can expect from children as they grow and develop from birth to age six, describes phases common to children from birth to three months, two to nine months, crawling to eighteen months, eighteen months to three years, three years, four years, and five years, and includes reference charts for dealing with child development in daily life.

658.8 BOR
Borelli, Anthony. Affiliate millions : make a fortune using search marketing on Google and beyond. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2007.

This book is about building income through search marketing and affiliate advertising on the Web.

737.4 STA
Standard catalog of world coins. Iola, Wis. : Krause Publications, c2008.
The newest edition of this standard guide to coins.

747 NEW
New decorating book. 9th ed. Des Moines, Iowa : Meredith Books, c2007.

Here are hundreds of ideas to help home decorators create the comfortable, truly personal homes they desire.

769 STA
Standard catalog of baseball cards. [Iola, Wisc.] : Krause Publications, c2008.

This comprehensive price guide contains one million listings for cards from the mid-1800s through early 2007. Everything from Tobacco Cards of the 1880s and 1910 and Bubblegum cards from the hey day of Gehrig through home plate heroes like Jeter, to specialty cards and memorabilia, critical pricing and identifying details are the key ingredients in this mammoth reference. (description refers to the 2008 guide)

769.56 SCO
Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps & Covers. New York : Scott Publishing Co. 2008.

Includes postage, air post, plate blocks, first day covers, postal stationery, essays, proofs, computer vended postage, 19th century carriers & locals, booklets, revenue stamps, telegraph stamps, Confederate states, U.S. posessions, and the United Nations.

791 UNO
Sehlinger, Bob. The unofficial guide to Walt Disney World 2008. Hoboken, N.J. : Chichester : Wiley ; John Wiley [distributor], c2007.
This guide includes almost 250 hotels rated and ranked for quality and value, including the top non-Disney hotels for families, a complete Dining Guide with ratings and reviews of all Walt Disney World restaurants including extensive alternatives for dining deals outside the World, as well as ratings and rankings for attractions according to the appropriate corresponding age group, with head-to-head comparisons of the Disney and Universal theme parks. (from the publisher, edited).

791 WAL
Wiley, Kim Wright. Walt Disney World with kids, 2008. 18th ed. New York : Fodor’s, c2008.
A detailed guide to Disney World, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld for families that provides traveling and money-saving tips, scare factors for each ride and venue, detailed maps, restaurant and hotel profiles, Don’t-Miss lists, and more.

791.06 BIR
Birnbaum guides 2008 Walt Disney World : expert advice from the inside source. New York : Disney Editions, c2007.
A comprehensive guide to Walt Disney World that provides information on tours, transportation, and accommodations, restaurants, Epcot Center, Magic Kingdom, MGM Studios, and Animal Kingdom.

791.06 BIR
Birnbaum guides 2008 Walt Disney World for kids : the official guide. New York : Disney Editions, c2007.
Presents a full-color kids’ guide to Walt Disney World that describes many of the attractions and characters seen in the park; and includes a special scrapbook section for autographs.

811.52 STA
Stanlis, Peter J. (Peter James). Robert Frost : the poet as philosopher. Wilmington, Del. : ISI Books, c2007.

In Robert Frost: The Poet as Philosopher, Stanlis shows how Frost’s philosophical dualism of spirit and matter is perceived through metaphors and applied to science, religion, art, education, and society. He further argues that Frost’s dualism provides a critique of the monistic forces that were instrumental in the triumph of twentieth-century totalitarianism.

921 BUSH
Koch, Doro Bush. My father, my president : a personal account of the life of George H.W. Bush. 1st ed. New York : Warner Books, c2006.
An inside look at the life and storied career of former President George H.W. Bush—filled with personal stories and family memories.

Martin, Steve. Born standing up : a comic’s life. 1st Scribner hardcover ed. New York : Scribner, c2007.
Steve Martin reflects on his early career as a stand-up comic, how he walked away from it to become a writer for “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour,” his mentors and complex relationship with his parents and sister, and the work and dedication it took to become one of the world’s greatest comedians.

Richardson, Bill, 1947 Nov. 15-. Between worlds : the making of an American life. New York : Putnam’s, c2005.
New Mexico governor Bill Richardson discusses how his Mexican-American roots shaped his beliefs and influenced his political career.

973.3 CLA
Clary, David A. Adopted son : Washington, Lafayette, and the friendship that saved the Revolution. New York : Bantam Books, c2007.

They were unlikely comrades-in-arms. One was a self-taught, middle-aged Virginia planter in charge of a ragtag army of revolutionaries, the other a rich, glory-seeking teenage French aristocrat. But the childless Washington and the orphaned Lafayette forged a bond as strong as any between father and son, a trust that saw them through betrayals, shifting political alliances, and the trials of war. Their friendship continued throughout their lives. Lafayette inspired widespread French support for a struggling young America and personally influenced Washington’s antislavery views. Washington’s enduring example as general and statesman guided Lafayette during France’s own revolution years later. Using personal letters and other key documents, author Clary offers a rare glimpse of the American Revolution, including intimate portraits of such major figures as Alexander Hamilton, Benedict Arnold, and Benjamin Franklin. The result is a remarkable, little-known epic of friendship, revolution, and the birth of a nation.

973.4 ADA
Adams, John, 1735-1826. My dearest friend : letters of Abigail and John Adams. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, c2007.
A collection of letters between Abigail and John Adams written from 1762 to 1801 covering topics of revolution, independence, and nation building, along with those that reflect their love for one another.

973.737 PRI VT COLL
Prince, Cathryn J.. Burn the town and sack the banks! : Confederates attack Vermont! 1st Carroll & Graf ed. New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, c2006.
On a dreary October afternoon, bands of Confederate raiders held up the three banks in St. Albans. With guns drawn, they herded the townspeople out into the common, sending the people of the North into panic. Operating out of a Confederate stronghold in Canada, the raiders were young men, mostly escapees from Union prison camps, who had been recruited to inaugurate a new kind of guerilla war along the Yankees’ unprotected border.


CD 792.702 NEW
Newhart, Bob. I shouldn’t even be doing this : and other things that strike me as funny. New York : Hyperion Audiobooks, p2006.
Read by the author. Now in his mid-70s, comedian Newhart riffs lightly on his life and career, publishing along the way portions of his most popular routines. (from Kirkus Reviews).

Waits, Tom. Orphans : brawlers, bawlers & bastards. Los Angeles : Anti, p2006.

Tom Waits; with instrumental acc.

Trios. Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897. Brahms trios nos. 1 & 2. New York, N.Y. : Angel, p2002.

Eroica Trio (piano trio).

Monteverdi, Claudio, 1567-1643. Vespro della Beata Vergine : 1610. London, England : Virgin, p1999.

Taverner Consort, Choir, & Players, Andrew Parrott, conductor.

Sostakovic, Dmitrij. D. Trios. Hamburg : Dt. Grammophon, p1999.

Rimes, LeAnn. Unchained melody : the early years. Nashville, TN : Curb Records, p1997.

LeAnn Rimes, vocals ; with instrumental and vocal acc.

Dion, Céline. Falling into you. New York, NY : Sony 550 Music/Epic, p1996.

It’s all coming back to me now—Because you loved me (theme from “Up close & personal”)—Falling into you—Make you happy—Seduces me—All by myself—Declaration of love—Dreamin’ of you—I love you—If that’s what it takes—I don’t know—River deep, mountain high—Call the man—Fly. Céline Dion, vocals ; with assisting musicians.

Haines, Emily. Knives don’t have your back. Toronto : Last Gang Records, p2006.

Our hell—Doctor blind—Crowd surf off a cliff—Detective daughter—The lottery—The maid needs a maid—Mostly waving—Reading in bed—Nothing & nowhere—The last page—Winning.

Hansard, Glen. The swell season. Chicago, IL : Overcoat Recordings, p2006.
This low—Sleeping—Falling slowly—Drown out—Lies—When your minds made up—The swell season—Leave—The moon—Alone apart. Glen Hansard, vocals ; Marketa Irglova, vocals, piano ; with Marja Tuhkanen, violin ; Bertrand Galen, cello.

Evanovich, Janet. Plum lucky. New York : Macmillan Audio, p2008.
Read by Lorelei King. Stephanie finds herself in over her head with a caper involving thrice stolen money, a racehorse, a car chase and a bad case of hives—not to mention her grandmother playing the slots in Atlantic City using the stolen money!

Golijov, Osvaldo. Ayre. Hamburg : [Universal City, Calif.] : Deutsche Grammophon ; Distributed by Universal Music & Video, p2005.
Dawn Upshaw, soprano ; Andalucian Dogs.

Bachmann, Eric. To the races. Omaha NE : Saddle Creek, p2006.

Eric Bachmann; additional performers: Tom Hagerman, violin; Miranda Brown, vocals.

Lewis, Jenny, Rabbit fur coat. N[ew] Y[ork] C[ity], NY : Team Love, p2006.
Jenny Lewis, the Watson Twins, vocals; with acc.

Williams, Lucinda. West. Nashville, TN : Lost Highway, p2007.

Lucinda Williams, lead vocals, acoustic guitar ; with additional musicians.

Cohen, Anat. Poetica. New York : Anzic Records, p2007.
Anat Cohen, clarinet ; with Jason Lindner, piano ; Omer Avital, bass ; Daniel Friedman, drums ; and other musicians.

Sidran, Ben. Feel your groove. Hollywood, Calif. : Capitol, p1971.

Rock and jazz songs with ensemble; Ben Sidran, vocals, piano, and organ.

Corea, Chick. The enchantment. Beverly Hills, CA : Concord Records, p2007.
Performed by Chick Corea, piano, and Béla Fleck, banjo.

Gillespie, Dizzy. Dizzy Gillespie : greatest hits. New York : RCA Victor, p1996.

Performed by Dizzy Gillespie and his orchestra.

Jimmy Heath Big Band. Turn up the Heath. Catskill, NY : Planet Arts., p2006.
Jimmy Heath, saxophones ; various other musicians.

Coltrane, John, 1926-1967. John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman : original sessions. New York, NY : MCA, p1995.

They say it’s wonderful—Dedicated to you—My one and only love—Lush life—You are too beautiful—Autumn serenade. John Coltrane, tenor sax ; Johnny Hartman, vocals; McCoy Tyner, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Elvin Jones, drums.

Allyson, Karrin. Footprints. Beverly Hills, CA : Concord Jazz, p2006.

Karrin Allyson, vocals; with Jon Hendricks (tracks 5 and 13), Nancy King (tracks 2, 4, 7-9, and 13), vocals, and instrumentalists.

McPartland, Marian. 85 candles : live in New York. Beverly Hills, CA : Concord Jazz, p2005.
Marian McPartland, piano; with various vocalists and instrumentalists.

Brecker, Michael. Pilgrimage. [Europe] : WA Records, p2007.
Michael Brecker, tenor sax; Pat Metheny, guitar; Herbie Hancock, Brad Mehldau, piano; John Patitucci, bass;Jack DeJohnette, drums.

Cinco de mowo! [New York] : Mowo!, p2007.
Mocean Worker ; with additional performers.

Case, Neko. Fox confessor brings the flood. Los Angeles : Anti, p2006.
Margaret vs. Pauline—Star witness—Hold on, hold on—A widow’s toast—That teenage feeling—Fox confessor brings the flood—John saw that number—Dirty knife—Lion’s jaws—Maybe sparrow—At last—The needle had landed.

Spektor, Regina. Begin to hope. New York, NY : Sire p2006.
Regina Spektor, vocals; with acc.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Don Giovanni. Middlesex, England : EMI Classics, p2002.
Joan Sutherland, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Graziella Sciutti, sopranos; Luigi Alva, tenor; Eberhard Wächter, Giuseppe Taddei, Piero Cappuccilli, baritones; Gottlob Frick, bass; Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus; Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor.

Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Tristan und Isolde. [London] : EMI Classics, p2001.

Kirsten Flagstad, soprano; Blanche Thebom, mezzo-soprano; Ludwig Suthaus, tenor; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Josef Greindl, bass; other soloists; Churs du Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Philharmonia Orchestra ; Wilhelm Furtwängler, conductor.

Patterson, James. The quickie. New York : Hatchette Audio, p2007.

Read by Mary Stuart Masterson. When NYPD officer Lauren Stillwell discovers her husband coming out of a hotel with another woman she decides to beat him at his own game but her revenge goes awry.

Dylan, Bob, 1941- Modern times. New York, NY : Columbia p2006.
Bob Dylan, vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano; Tony Garnier, bass, violoncello; George C. Receli, drums, percussion; Stu Kimball, Denny Freeman, guitars; Donnie Herron, steel guitar, violin, viola, mandolin.

Dispatch (Musical group). Bang bang. New York : Bomber Records p2004.

Dispatch (Pete Heimbold, vocals, bass, guitar; Brad Corrigan, vocals, drums, guitar, percussion; Chad Urmston, vocals, guitar, bass, trombone, percussion); Geoff Burke, saxophone; The Belfry Chorus.

Ward, M., musician. Post-war. [Chapel Hill, NC] : Merge Records, p2006.

M. Ward, vocals, keyboards, guitar; with assisting musicians.

Thermals (Musical group). The body, the blood, the machine. Seattle, WA : Sub Pop, p2006.
Rock music from outside the mainstream.

DVD 591.709 ARC
Arctic tale. Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment c2007.

Narrator, Queen Latifah. Follow Nanu the polar bear cub and Seela the walrus pup through exciting and often dangerous struggles for survival, with only their natural instincts and mothers’ guidance to help them face the challenges of a world that is melting around them.

DVD 974.3 IND
In days gone by : Vermont country ways. Vermont : Vermont Public Television, c2000.

In the early 1900s technology began propelling the world into a future vastly different from centuries past. Rural communities had a much different experience and only 10% had electricity by 1935! These communities share their stories and memories of rural farm life.

DVD 974.3 VER
Vermont memories II : into the ‘50s. Colchester, VT : Vermont ETV, 1996.
Narrator, Willem Lange. Covers Vermont history after World War II. Includes the growth of the car culture, the advent of television, growth of ski areas, and the rise of Vermont tourism.

DVD 974.3 VER
Vermont memories III : vanished images. Colchester, VT : Vermont ETV, c1996.

Narrator, Willem Lange. Fun and adventure, discusses Island Park in Brattleboro, hotels, summer camps, the ski jump featured at the winter carnival in Newport, and racing at Milton’s Catamount Speedway.

Quentin Tarantino’s Death proof. Unrated special ed. [New York] : Solana Beach, Calif. : Weinstein Company ; Genius Products, c2007.
Kurt Russell, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito, Jordan Ladd, Rose McGowan, Sydney Poitier, Tracie Thoms, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Zoë Bell, Michael Parks. A deranged stuntman stalks his victims from the safety of his killer car, but when he picks on the wrong group of babes, all bets are off. He becomes involved in an automotive duel of epic proportions.

Heroes. Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2007.
Masi Oka, Hayden Panettiere, Zachary Quinto, Jack Coleman, Snedhil Ramamurthy, Santiago Cabrera, Milo Ventimiglia, Adrian Pasdar, Noah Gray-Cabey, Leonard Roberts, Ali Larter, Greg Grunberg. Niki harbors a secret dark side, cheerleader Claire heals from any injury, Japanese Dilbert Hiro can bend time and space, Senatorial candidate Nathan is able to fly, his brother Peter can copy others’ powers, Matt is a cop who can read minds, and junkie artist Isaac sees the future. While Claire and Hiro explore the potential of their new powers, Niki and her son try to elude some hired thugs and end up overwhelmed by her dark side. Suresh searches for the answer to his father’s death. Hiro takes a trip, five weeks into the future, to New York and sees the city destroyed by a massive blast. Isaac sees the same, but through his paintings. The Heroes begin slowly coming into contact through a haze of dreams, visions, murder, swords and death. They need to stop the serial killer and save New York.

The Simpsons movie. Widescreen [ed.]. : Beverly Hills, Calif. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Captioned. c2007.

MPAA rating: PG-13; for irreverent humor throughout. Lisa convinces the locals to clean up the polluted Lake Springfield after a crowd of fans sink the Green Day concert stage. Meanwhile, Homer saves a pig from being killed in Krusty Burger and adopts it, calling the animal Spider Pig. After two days, Spider Pig fills up a silo with its excrement and not knowing what else to do, Homer dumps the silo in the lake, polluting it. The angry population forces the Simpsons to move to Alaska. Meanwhile, the president is induced by his adviser from the EPA to put a dome over Springfield to hold in the population and destroy the city. When Marge sees the news on television, she tells Homer that they must return to Springfield to save their town and friends, but Homer is not convinced that the people of Springfield deserve their support.

Superbad. Theatrical version. Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2007.
Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Bill Hader, Seth Rogen, Martha MacIsaac, Emma Stone, Aviva Farber. Chris L. Spellman. Seth and Evan are accepting the fact that they will be going to different colleges in the fall. Now, it seems
more important than ever that they go to a high school party and achieve some of their long time goals. This includes, but is not limited to, losing their virginity with the girl of their dreams by getting them wasted and being their “regret hookup.” Their awkward friend Fogell gets a fake ID, with just the name McLovin, and agrees to get liquor to bring to Jules’ a.k.a. Seth’s dream girl’s graduation party. All seems to be going well until McLovin is sucker-punched in the liquor store by a robber. When the police come, they try to get a story out of the clerk, but she is too worried about her exam tomorrow, so they question McLovin.

Talladega nights. Widescreen ed. Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2006.

Will Ferrell, Gary Cole, Jane Lynch, Michael Clarke Duncan, John C. Reilly, Adam McKay, David Koechner, Ian Roberts, Jack McBrayer, Houston Tumlin, Grayson Russell. NASCAR sensation Ricky Bobby is a racing hero because of his “win at all costs” approach. He and his loyal racing partner, childhood friend Cal Naughton Jr., are a fearless duo. Dubbed “Shake” and “Bake” by their fans, the two have the ability to finish so many races in the #1 and #2 positions, with Cal always in second place. When flamboyant French Formula One driver Jean Girard challenges Ricky and Cal for the supremacy of NASCAR, Ricky must face his own demons and fight Girard for the right to be known as racing’s top driver.

3:10 to Yuma. Burbank, Calif. : Columbia Tristar Home Video c2002.
Glenn Ford, Van Heflin, Felicia Farr, Henry Jones, Richard Jaeckel. As other volunteers quit or are killed, a rancher is left alone to deal with the responsibility of putting a captured outlaw aboard a Fort Yuma-bound train.

Unforgiven. Wide screen ed. Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, c2002.
Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris. “Two retired, down-on-their luck outlaws pick up their guns one last time to collect a bounty offered by the vengeful prostitutes of the remote Wyoming town of Big Whis.