NEW BOOKS—APRIL 2008
Akunin, B. (Boris). Special assignments. Trade pbk. ed. New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, c2008.
Jack of Spades--Decorator. In Special Assignments, Erast Fandorin, nineteenth-century Russia’s suavest sleuth, faces two formidable new foes: One steals outrageous sums of money, the other takes lives.
Alten, Steve. The shell game. Springville, UT : Sweetwater Books, c2007.
In 2011 oil expert Ashley Futrell’s life is put in danger when he begins investigating a false flag operation which targeted Iran as planning a nuclear attack on an American city.
Anam, Tahmima, . A golden age : a novel. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Harper, c2007.
Rehana Hague, a young widow with two teenage children in East Pakistan in 1971, is forced to make some difficult choices when her happy life is disrupted by the outbreak of the Bangladesh war for independence.
Barker, Pat. Life class. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Doubleday, c2008.
The lives of four London art students are forever changed by the events of World War I after two of them decide to go to the frontlines to tend to wounded soldiers and see the atrocities of war.
Born, James O. Burn zone. New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, c2008.
Alex Duarte, an agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, begins to worry that he is in over his head when what was supposed to be a low-level drug bust puts him on the trail of a thug dealing in much more dangerous goods.
Chiaverini, Jennifer. The winding ways quilt : an Elm Creek quilts novel. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2008.
Chapters center on the circle’s various members, with a focus on backstory. First-time readers are thus not left out in the cold as Judy and her husband, Steve, prepare to leave for new jobs and lives in Philadelphia; Summer begins grad school in Chicago while boyfriend Jeremy’s graduate work keeps him near Elm Creek Manor; Sarah discovers she’s expecting twins; Bonnie isn’t sure she wants to reinvent the quilt shop destroyed by vandals; and newcomers Gretchen Hartley and Anna Del Maso join the staff of the quilting camp. (from Publishers Weekly).
Childs, Laura. The silver needle murder. 1st ed. New York : Berkley Prime Crime, c2008.
The Charleston Film Festival has brought Theodosia Browning and the staff of the Indigo Tea Shop a busy week of catering jobs. First up is the opening night gala at the historic Belvedere Theatre. Tinseltown and local luminaries seem to be mingling happily in the glamorously renovated lobby, but Theo notices that the atmosphere backstage is tense. Then famous director Jordan Cole is shot on his way to the podium, and the entire audience witnesses his death silhouetted across the scrim. Never has a festival started off with this big a bang.
Garwood, Julie. Shadow music : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Ballantine Books, c2007.
For Princess Gabrielle of St. Biel, Scotland is a land of stunning vistas, wild chieftains, treacherous glens, and steep shadows, skullduggery, betrayal, and now murder. Prized for her exquisite beauty, the daughter of one of England’s most influential barons, Gabrielle is also a perfect bargaining chip for a king who needs peace in the Highlands: King John has arranged Gabrielle’s marriage to a good and gentle laird. But this marriage will never take place. For Gabrielle, everything changes in one last burst of freedom - when she and her guards come upon a scene of unimaginable cruelty. With one shot from her bow and arrow, Gabrielle takes a life, saves a life, and begins a war. . .thanks to a secret Gabrielle possesses, Colm MacHugh, the most feared man in Scotland, finds a new cause for courage. Under his penetrating gaze, neither Gabrielle’s body nor heart is safe. (from the publisher, edited).
Goldberg, Amanda. Celebutantes. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Press, c2008.
Lola Santisi, the aimless twenty-six-year-old daughter of an Academy Award-winning Hollywood director, decides to put her fashion sense to work trying to persuade an A-list actress to wear a dress to the Oscars designed by her friend Julian, but she is hindered by competition from the representative from Prada, as well as her own inability to resist self-absorbed actors.
Griffin, W. E. B. The shooters. New York : Putnam’s, c2008.
Delta Force officer Charley Castillo finds his investigation in Argentina foiled by an American officer trying to sneak into the safe house, who begs for Charley’s help in freeing a DEA agent who has disappeared behind enemy lines.
Hantover, Jeffrey. The jewel trader of Pegu. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2008.
In cultural journalist Hantover’s first novel, a young Venetian Jew, recently widowed, spends 1598-99 in the Burmese kingdom of Pegu, acquiring gems and
rediscovering, by way of an unusual cultural custom, his ability to love. (from Kirkus Reviews).
Higgins, Jack. The killing ground. New York : Putnam’s, c2008.
British intelligence agent Sean Dillon takes on a Muslim extremist and the world’s most successful assassin, who has set his sights on Charles Ferguson, the head of British intelligence, thanks to a long-standing grudge between the two men.
Hooper, Kay. Blood dreams. New York, N.Y. : Bantam Dell, c2007.
Noah Bishop of the FBI’s Special Crimes Unit is now supervising an all-female team of civilian contractors known as Haven. Together, they track a serial killer who has moved his maniacal atrocities from Boston to a small town outside Atlanta, where he continues to kidnap, torture and kill women. Psychic Dani Justice, who can often predict the future through her dreams, becomes obsessed with the case. (from Publishers Weekly).
Huston, Charlie. The shotgun rule : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Ballantine Books, c2007.
During the summer of 1983 in northern California, four teenage boys break into a home where they believe a stolen bike is being kept, decide to steal some drugs they find in the house, and unknowingly set off a downward spiral of events involving drug lords, dishonest police officers, bikers, and one of their fathers.
Karpyshyn, Drew. Darth Bane : rule of two : a novel of the Old Republic. 1st ed. New York : Del Rey, c2008.
Darth Bane, the last surviving Sith, believes he has found a student worthy of being trained in the ways of the dark side, but his plan for molding the young girl into a weapon to be used against the Jedi is threatened by Jedi Padawan Johun Othone, who vows revenge against the Sith who killed his Jedi Master.
Kellerman, Jonathan. Compulsion : an Alex Delaware novel. 1st ed. New York : Ballantine Books, c2008.
A tipsy young woman seeking aid on a desolate highway disappears into the inky black night. A retired schoolteacher is stabbed to death in broad daylight. Two women are butchered after closing time in a small-town beauty parlor. These and other bizarre acts of cruelty and psychopathology are linked only by the killer’s use of luxury vehicles and a baffling lack of motive. The ultimate whodunits, these crimes demand the attention of LAPD detective Milo Sturgis and his collaborator on the crime beat, psychologist Alex Delaware.
Maloy, Kate. Every last cuckoo : a novel. 1st ed. Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, c2008.
Sarah Lucas, unexpectedly alone at the age of seventy-five after her husband of fifty years dies from an injury, reflects back on her happy childhood and marriage, and finds new purpose and meaning in life when her rural Vermont home becomes a haven for others who are dealing with their own griefs and sorrows.
Morgenroth, Kate. They did it with love : a novel. New York : Plume, c2008.
Sofie and her husband learn that life in the suburbs can be just as vicious as life in Manhattan when a member of Sofie’s book club turns up dead and she learns
that all of her neighbors are hiding shocking secrets.
Palmer, Michael. The first patient. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Press, c2008.
Country doctor Gabe Singleton is shocked when his friend and former roommate, Andrew Stoddard, President of the United States, asks Gabe to become his personal physician, but he agrees to help his old friend and soon uncovers evidence that the President is going insane and that it may not be from natural causes.
Perry, Anne. Buckingham Palace gardens : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Ballantine Books, c2008.
Thomas Pitt is summoned to Buckingham Palace to investigate when a prostitute’s murdered body is discovered in the queen’s bed, leading to a scandal that could destroy the monarchy if Pitt cannot find the killer.
Raybourn, Deanna. Silent in the sanctuary : a Lady Julia Grey mystery. Don Mills, Ont. : Mira, c2008.
Young widow Lady Julia Grey, home from Italy to spend the holidays at her father’s estate, is surprised to find Nicholas Brisbane—the man who investigated her husband’s death—installed as a houseguest along with his silly fiancée, but despite the romantic tensions between them, Julia does not hesitate to team up with Nicholas again when her uncle’s curate is found
Rice, Luanne. Light of the moon. New York : Bantam Books, c2008.
Anthropologist Susannah Connolly, having been inspired by her mother’s dying wish, travels to the French Camargue in search of a saint and starts a romantic relationship with a man, whose wife abandoned him and his daughter, and forms a bond with the female gypsy community.
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Rice, Anne. Christ the Lord : road to Cana. 1st large print ed. New York : Random House Large Print, c2008.
The Road to Cana is a work of fiction based on the four Gospels and current New Testament research. (from Barnes and Noble, edited).
Robinson, Peter. Friend of the devil. 1st ed. New York : W. Morrow, c2007.
Detective Inspector Annie Cabbot and Chief Inspector Alan Banks work on two separate murder cases, which may be connected, while trying to figure out
their feelings for one another.
Roby, Kimberla Lawson. Sin no more. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2008.
The Reverend Curtis Black, back in the fold of his congregation and family, finds it is not easy to stick to the straight and narrow path when his former mistress shows up with their newborn baby daughter, and the interim pastor threatens blackmail in order to stay in the pulpit; while his wife Charlotte faces her own demons when her teenage son’s long-absent father arrives to claim the boy.
Rowland, Laura Joh. The secret adventures of Charlotte Brontë. New York : Overlook Press, c2008.
Upon learning that she has been falsely accused of plagiarism, the normally mild-mannered Charlotte Brontë sets off for London to clear her name. But when she unintentionally witnesses a murder, Charlotte finds herself embroiled in a dangerous chain of events that forces her to confront demons from her past. (from publisher description).
Schlink, Bernhard. Homecoming. 1st American ed. New York : Pantheon Books, c2008.
A child of World War II, Peter Debauer grew up with his mother and scant memories of his father, a victim of war. Now an adult, Peter embarks upon a search for the truth surrounding his mother’s unwavering—but shaky—history and the possibility of finding his missing father after all these years.
Schwartz, John Burnham. The commoner : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, c2008.
In 1959, Haruko marries the Crown Prince of Japan and becomes the first non-aristocratic woman to enter the Japanese monarchy, where she is met with cruelty and suspicion by the Empress, who tries to control Haruko at every turn.
Skármeta, Antonio. The dancer and the thief : a novel. New York : W. W. Norton, c2008.
With prisons overflowing in Chile, the president declares a general amnesty for all nonviolent criminals. Ángel Santiago, a youth determined to avenge abuse he received in jail, seeks out the notorious bank robber Nicolás Vergara Grey, whose front-page exploits won him a reputation he would rather leave behind. Their plan for an ambitious and daring robbery is complicated by the galvanizing presence of Victoria Ponce, a virtuosic dancer and high-school dropout whose father was a victim of the regime.
Strout, Elizabeth. Olive Kitteridge. 1st ed. New York : Random
A collection of thirteen linked short stories recounting the experiences of Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher who witnesses the changes in her town and the world at large.
Summers, Rowena. Long shadows. 1st world ed. Sutton, Surrey [England] ; New York : Severn House, c2007.
As the world sits on the brink of war, Alice Chase’s seemingly-perfect life with her husband and four children is shattered by the arrival of an old friend who forces Alice to confront long-buried feelings, including doubts about her marriage and her uncertainty about the world around her.
Tanenbaum, Robert. Malice. 1st Atria Books hardcover ed. New York : Atria Books, c2007.
Karp is recovering at Beth Israel Hospital, after being shot by his rival and fellow prosecutor, Rachel Rachman, who was in turn gunned down by Ciampi. Various members of the Karp family have helped thwart terrorist outrages aimed at the pope. The mastermind behind the plot against the pope, mayoral candidate and murderer Andrew Kane, is believed dead, but Karp suspects that someone at a high level in U.S. security circles fed Kane key information and remains poised to do the country further harm. (from Publishers Weekly).
Turtledove, Harry. Settling accounts. 1st ed. New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, c2007.
The conclusion to an alternate history of World War II in which the recurrent battle between the Confederate States of America and the United States reaches a critical point in 1944 with the introduction of a new, devastating, weapon.
Wilson, Budge. Before Green Gables. New York : Putnam’s, c2008.
Presents a backstory to L.M. Montgomery’s classic “Anne of Green Gables” novels, that follows Anne Shirley’s life before she arrived at Green Gables.
Winter, Léon de. Hoffman’s hunger. New Milford, Conn. : Godalming : Toby ; Melia [distributor], c2007.
Felix Hoffman is a Dutch diplomat who has it made to ambassador and is sent to Prague. He is devoured by an unappeasable hunger, both physical and spiritual. He spends sleepless nights gorging, then throwing up, and passes time by reading Spinoza. He survived the Holocaust but lost his family, and has lost twin daughters, to leukemia and suicide. He has spent 20 barren years trying to make sense of it all. The turmoil in Felix’s guts is mirrored in the outside world —it is the late 1980s, the beginning of the Velvet Revolution. (from the London Times).
Young, Sara. My enemy’s cradle. 1st ed. Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2008.
Cyrla, a young Jewish woman from Poland living with Dutch relatives, seeks temporary shelter from the Nazis by posing as her pregnant cousin Anneke who has committed suicide after being granted a place in the Lebensborn, a maternity home for girls carrying German babies, and must learn to trust Karl, the soldier who impregnated and deserted Anneke, for her continued safety.
The funny years. 1st ed. New York : Miramax Books/Hyperion, c2006.
A twentieth anniversary edition of “Spy” magazine that features humorous selections from editions printed between 1986 and 1993, plus a behind-the-scenes history of the magazine’s creation.
Browne, Sylvia. Temples on the other side : how wisdom from “beyond the veil” can help you right now. 1st ed. Carlsbad, CA : Hay House, c2008.
The author presents guidance drawn from the temples and halls “beyond the veil” with the help of her spirit guide Francine, discussing how to face challenges, and includes meditations for accessing these places oneself.
Lear, Martha Weinman. Where did I leave my glasses? : the what, when, and why of normal memory loss. 1st ed. New York : Wellness Central, c2008.
Explains why normal memory loss happens and reassures baby boomers that the forgetfulness and confusion they are beginning to experience are just a normal part of aging and nothing to worry about.
Self, Will. Psychogeography : disentangling the modern conundrum of psyche and place. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Bloomsbury, c2007.
Long-distance walker Will Self reflects on the connection between psyche and place in more than fifty essays, exploring the ways modern life has “warped” the relationship between geographical environment and people’s emotions and behaviors.
Covey, Stephen R. Everyday greatness : inspiration for a meaningful life. Nashville, Tenn. : Rutledge Hill Press, c2006.
Reprints sixty-three inspirational stories, along with hundreds of quotes, that have appeared in “Reader’s Digest” over the course of the magazine’s eighty-year history.
Tickle, Phyllis. The words of Jesus : a gospel of the sayings of Our Lord with reflections. 1st ed. San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2008.
Tickle has compiled and arranged all the sayings of Jesus from the first four books of the New Testament and the first chapter of the Book of Acts in a way that creates an entirely new kind of encounter with the texts. And she has accompanied those sayings with her own personal reflections and commentaries.
Wallis, Jim. The great awakening : reviving faith & politics in a post-religious right America. 1st ed. New York : HarperOne, c2008.
Jim Wallis argues that it is time for Americans to accept the religious revival that is changing American culture and politics, explaining that the only way to solve the country’s most pressing problems is to merge faith and politics and elect candidates who will use their faith to guide to leadership decisions.
Kowalski, Gary A. Revolutionary spirits : the enlightened faith of America’s founding fathers. New York, NY : Bluebridge, c2008.
What did the founding fathers believe about God and the Bible? Unitarian Universalist minister Kowalski (The Souls of Animals) joins the chorus of answers with this elegantly written book, which clearly situates the founders in an Enlightenment tradition that privileged reason. (from Publishers Weekly).
Harris, Lee. The suicide of reason : radical Islam’s threat to the enlightenment. New York : Basic Books, c2007.
Explains how modern liberal societies, many of which have build their political foundations on the theories of Enlightenment, are unfamiliar with the nature of mass fanaticism, making them vulnerable to attack and reliant on defense methods that are doomed to fail.
Siegel, Lee. Against the machine : being human in the age of the electronic mob. 1st ed. New York : Spiegel & Grau, c2008.
Examines the impact of the Internet on culture, journalism, democracy, and people’s perceptions of themselves and others, and proposes change, arguing that the Internet can be used positively but it has brought out dark aspects of human nature that must be addressed.
Elder, Larry. Stupid Black men : race-baiting in America. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Press, c2008.
In this polemic, conservative radio talk-show host Elder rails against the mind-set that keeps men like Al Sharpton, actor Danny Glover, and sports figures who shout about racism and unfairness in the public eye. (from Library
Rediker, Marcus Buford. The slave ship : a human history. New York : Viking, c2007.
Presents a comprehensive history of the African slave trade and of the suffering and tragedy of millions of Africans who were kidnapped and brought aboard slave ships to be sold in the Americas.
Lewak, Doree. The panic years : a guide to surviving smug married friends, bad taffeta, and life on the wrong side of 25 without a ring. 1st ed. New York : Broadway Books, c2008.
Lewak, self-described “Potential Fiancé predator,” tries to convince women over 25 that if they’re not feeling alarmed about their unmarried state, they’re living in la-la land. Still, the voice throughout is so breezy and fun that readers will cross their fingers that Lewak is kidding. And it seems that she is. She eventually puts aside all the usual and necessary jokes about “smug married friends” and hideous bridal wear, her final lesson apparently that you shouldn’t lose yourself in that quest for a fairy tale ending. (from Publishers Weekly).
Goldberg, Jonah. Liberal fascism : the secret history of the American left, from Mussolini to the politics of meaning. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2007.
Explores the intellectual roots shared by modern progressivism and classical fascism, and provides examples of what the author contends are fascist politics in the United States.
Gingrich, Newt. Real change : from the world that fails to the world that works. Washington, D.C. : Regnery Pub., c2008.
In this book, Newt Gingrich, architect of the Contract with America, says it's time for citizens to demand results from our elected officials.
Chait, Jonathan. The big con : the true story of how Washington got hoodwinked and hijacked by crackpot economics. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c2007.
Argues that unfounded economic theories have come to control American politics, transforming the Republican Party and corrupting the political system.
Reich, Robert B. Supercapitalism : the transformation of business, democracy, and everyday life. lst ed. New York : Knopf, c2007.
Argues that the widening gap between the classes and the spreading effects of global warming are logical consequences of supercapitalism, which has spread around the world and left average citizens out of touch with their government and slowly losing their personal rights.
Ivins, Molly. Bill of wrongs : the executive branch’s assault on America’s fundamental rights. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2007.
Molly Ivins reveals many instances where the Bill of Rights has been violated by the American government, exploring how political leaders have infringed on the individual rights of Americans in the name of national security.
Nussbaum, Martha Craven. Liberty of conscience : in defense of America’s tradition of religious equality. New York : Basic Books, c2008.
Liberty of Conscience is a historical and conceptual study of the American tradition of religious freedom. Weaving together political history, philosophical ideas, and key constitutional cases, this is a rich chronicle of an ideal of equality that has always been central to our history but is now in serious danger.
Albright, Madeleine Korbel. Memo to the President elect : how we can restore America’s reputation and leadership. 1st ed. New York : HarperCollins, c2008.
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright offers her opinions on what the winner of the 2008 presidential election should do to gain the support of other countries, discussing choosing a staff, the War on Terrorism, foreign policy, nuclear weapons, the rise of Asia, and other issues.
Taylor, Nick. American made : the enduring legacy of the WPA : when FDR put the nation to work. New York, N.Y. : Bantam Book, c2008.
Taylor (Ordinary Miracles: Life in a Small Church) vividly and painstakingly paints the full story of the WPA from its inception to its shutdown by Congress in 1943, at which point the war boom in manufacturing had made it unnecessary. (from Publishers Weekly).
Freedman, Marc. Encore : finding work that matters in the second half of life. 1st ed. New York : PublicAffairs, c2007.
Profiles men and women from the baby boom generation who are retiring from their jobs only to build new careers helping others, and explores how this new working phase is influencing the American public.
Orman, Suze. The road to wealth : a comprehensive guide to your money : everything you need to know in good and bad times. Rev. and updated. New York : Riverhead Books, c2008.
Suze Orman answers over two thousand questions about personal finance, addressing topics related to debt management, home ownership, insurance, paying for college, retirement planning, stocks, mutual funds, bonds, annuities, and wills and trusts.
Yeager, Jeff. The ultimate cheapskate’s road map to true riches : a practical (and fun) guide to enjoying life more by spending less. 1st ed. New York : Broadway Books, c2008.
Departing from the get rich mantra of many personal finance books, Yeager, once dubbed the Ultimate Cheapskate by NBC’s Today Show, instead advises readers to shift their priorities and live well on less in this sensible guide to frugal living. Yeager himself retired from a career as a nonprofit executive at age 46 by saving on expenses large (he and his wife renovated their home themselves and exercise and eat well to cut down on medical costs) and small (he soft-boils his eggs in the dishwasher during the wash cycle). Embedded in the sometimes juvenile humor and aw-shucks prose are some original ideas for conserving cash, such as trying a fiscal fast—going a full week or more without spending any money. Most of all, he urges readers to free themselves from the Money Step, the endless dance of having to earn more in order to spend more. By emphasizing the virtues and satisfactions of living cheaply, Yeager convincingly makes the case that frugality can free more time and cash for life’s true pleasures—a passion-filled career, hobbies and giving back to one’s loved ones and community. (from Publishers Weekly).
McKibben, Bill. The Bill Mckibben reader : pieces from an active life. New York : Henry Holt, c2008.
Collected here are 44 trenchant essays written for various publications over the past 25 years by an astute observer of contemporary life and the environment. In some, McKibben reflects on personal experiences; in others, he discusses the sources of his environmental activism. Many of the pieces deal with global warming—the subject of McKibben’s first book, The End of Nature, and the folly of endless growth—the theme of his more recent Deep Economy. (from Publishers Weekly).
Cravens, Gwyneth. Power to save the world : the truth about nuclear energy. 1st ed. New York : Knopf, c2007.
Gwyneth Cravens offers a comprehensive overview of the myths, fears, and truths surrounding nuclear energy, and shares her own experiences using and studying nuclear energy, describing what she learned about nuclear power and the promise it holds for the future.
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Essex Junction (Vt.). Village of Essex Junction charter and ordinances : [includes charter, municipal code, land development code & manual, and Comprehensive Plan]. [S.l. :s.n., 19--]. *last updated 2007.
Polk, William Roe. Violent politics : a history of insurgency, terrorism & guerrilla war, from the American Revolution to Iraq. 1st ed. New York : Harper, c2007.
Examines the use of insurgency tactics in conflicts throughout history, beginning with the American Revolution, and continuing through the war on terror, and identifies the common factor of all insurgencies as opposition to foreigners.
Brady, James. Why Marines fight. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Press, c2007.
A collection of interviews and stories from combat Marines who fought in wars from World War II to Afghanistan that describes the motivation and emotions behind why they fight.
McGinniss, Joe. Never enough. 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2007.
Provides an account of the trial of Nancy Kissel, convicted of killing her husband, investment banker Robert Kissel, in their Hong Kong apartment in 2003, discussing events leading up to the murder and her possible motives, and examines the subsequent stabbing death in 2005 of Robert’s brother Andrew who, along with his wife, was caring for Rob and Nancy’s children.
Kozol, Jonathan. Letters to a young teacher. 1st ed. New York : Crown Publishers, c2007.
A collection of letters in which Jonathan Kozol shares his experiences in the public school system with Francesca, a first grade teacher at a Boston inner-city school whose classroom Jonathan visited while examining the current state of American education.
The College Board scholarship handbook, 2008. 11th ed. New York : College Board, c2007.
Presents a comprehensive listing of over 2,100 programs that offer scholarships, internships, and loans.
Getting financial aid 2008. 2nd ed. New York : College Board, c2007.
Offers advice on how to get financial aid to attend college; looks at the financial aid situation at more than three thousand colleges, universities, and technical schools; discusses scholarships and work; and includes application deadlines, tips on filling out forms, and definitions of key terms.
Basinger, Jeanine. The star machine. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2007.
A history of the Hollywood studio system, looking at how it worked to manufacture stars in the years between 1930 and 1950, and featuring case studies of the careers of actors and actresses who achieved fame—or not—through the so-called star machine.
Kenneally, Christine. The first word : the search for the origins of language. New York : Viking, c2007.
Traces the history of language to its earliest identifiable origins, drawing on recent discoveries to examine how evolution has led to humans’ ability to talk.
Essinger, James. Spellbound : the surprising origins and astonishing secrets of English spelling. Delta trade pbk. ed. New York : Delta Trade Paperbacks, c2007.
Explores the orthography and etymology of the English language; discussing spelling methods and reform, origins of the alphabet, the evolution of Anglo-Saxon spelling, and other related topics.
Szpiro, George. Poincaré’s prize : the hundred-year quest to solve one of math’s greatest puzzles. New York : Dutton, c2007.
Traces the history of the one-hundred-year quest to solve a mathematical mystery first posed by Jules Henri Poincaré and eventually solved in 2003 by Grigori Perelman, a reclusive young Russian.
Netz, Reviel. The Archimedes Codex : how a medieval prayer book is revealing the true genius of antiquity’s greatest scientist. 1st Da Capo Press ed. Philadelphia, PA : Da Capo Press, c2007.
Tells the story of the lost works by Archimedes that were discovered beneath the pages of a medieval prayer book; and how a team of scholars and scientists used modern technology to reveal and decipher the original text.
The curious world of carnivorous plants : a comprehensive guide to their biology and cultivation. English language ed. Portland, Or. : Timber Press, c2007.
Close-up photographs and text offer detailed descriptions of different types of carnivorous plants, covering key species in seventeen genera and ten families, with information on each plant’s trapping mechanisms, digestion, and prey.
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National Audubon Society. Bird : the definitive visual guide. 1st American ed. New York : DK Pub., c2007.
This visual guide to every bird order and family profiles more than 1,500 species, photographed in their native environment by photographers around the globe. Authoritative, comprehensive, and completely up to date, this reference volume of the world’s birds illustrates the full range of birds, bird behavior, and bird-watching locations organized in taxonomic order with detailed introductions to every bird order. Features special double-pages on the most spectacular birds and an audio CD of bird songs and calls.
Leyner, Mark. Why do men have nipples? : hundreds of questions you’d only ask a doctor after your third martini. 1st ed. New York : Three Rivers Press, c2005.
Contains a humorous collection of facts about the human body presented in
question and answer format.
D’Adamo, Peter. The genotype diet. 1st ed. New York : Broadway Books, c2007.
Broadening his approach to diet and health beyond the four blood types, naturopathic physician D’Adamo (Eat Right 4 Your Type) profiles six GenoTypes and explains how readers can reprogram gene responses to lose and maintain weight, repair cells, avoid illness and age well. (from Publishers Weekly).
Flanigan, Richard J. Longevity made simple : how to add 20 good years to your life : lessons from decades of research. 1st ed. Denver, CO : Williams Clark Pub., c2007.
Offers advice on preventing the top ten diseases that kill Americans, discussing one’s personal risk, exercise, diet, mental health, tobacco and alcohol use, medications, supplements, and monitoring one’s health.
Austin, Denise. Tone your tummy type : flatten your belly and shrink your waist in 4 weeks. [Emmaus, Pa.] : [New York] : Rodale ; Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, c2007.
Denise Austin lays out her cutting-edge diet, fitness, and lifestyle program for tummy flattening.
Wulsin, Lawson R. Treating the aching heart : a guide to depression, stress, and heart disease. 1st ed. Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, c2007.
Through personal vignettes, accessible scientific explanations, and medical illustrations, Treating the Aching Heart traces the vicious cycle of depression and heart disease and points the way to better care based on cutting-edge science.
Williamson, Craig. Muscular retraining for pain-free living. 1st ed. Boston, Mass. : [S.l.] : Trumpeter ; Distributed in the U.S. by Random House, c2007.
Presents a program designed to help people eliminate chronic muscle pain that explains the causes of persistent pain and outlines a therapeutic exercise program to end pain.
Fawcett, Jan. New hope for people with bipolar disorder : your friendly, authoritative guide to the latest in traditional and complementary solutions. Rev. 2nd ed. New York : Three Rivers Press, c2007.
A guide to bipolar disorder that covers its causes, symptoms, patterns, medications, complementary therapies, coping strategies for parents and other family members, and other related topics.
Morris, Charles R. The surgeons : life and death in a top heart center. 1st ed. New York : W.W. Norton, c2007.
Charles Morris recounts the experiences he had while shadowing the top heart surgeons in the country at Columbia-Presbyterian hospital in New York City, revealing how doctors think, act, treat one another, and view their patients and explore their role in America’s rising health care costs.
Greene, Alan R.. Raising baby green : the earth-friendly guide to pregnancy, childbirth, and baby care. 1st ed. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2007.
An illustrated, simple guide to making healthy green choices for pregnancy, childbirth, and baby care, explaining how parents can apply green principles to pregnancy and childcare and profiling more than three hundred environmentally-responsible products, including foods, medicines, paints, toys, diapers, lotions, and more.
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Morse, Burr. Sweet days & beyond : the Morse family, eight generations of maple sugaring. 1st ed. Poultney, Vt. : Historical Pages, c2005.
Burr Morse of Morse Family Farm writes about Vermont, his family’s history and sugaring.
Tukey, Paul Boardway. The organic lawn care manual : a natural, low-maintenance system for a beautiful, safe lawn. North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., c2007.
A guide to caring for a lawn using safe, organic products that outlines a natural lawn care plan that is safe for people and pets and more economical than traditional lawn care programs.
Levin, Mark R. (Mark Reed). Rescuing Sprite : a dog lover’s story of joy and anguish. 1st Pocket Books hardcover ed. New York : Pocket Books, c2007.
Lawyer and radio host Mark Levin describes the love of his family, including their other dog, Pepsi, for Sprite, a Spaniel mix they adopted from a shelter and who suffered difficult health problems during his time with them.
Hess, Elizabeth. Nim Chimpsky : the chimp who would be human. New York : Bantam Books, c2008.
Hess (Lost and Found: Dogs, Cats and Everyday Heroes at a Country Animal Shelter) tells the story of Nim Chimpsky, who in the 1970s was the subject of an experiment begun at the University of Oklahoma to find out whether a chimp could learn American Sign Language, and thus refute Noam Chomsky’s influential thesis that language is inherent only in humans. Nim was sent to live with a family in New York City and taught human language like any other child. Hess sympathetically yet unerringly details both the project’s successes and failures, its heroes and villains, as she recounts Nim’s odyssey from the Manhattan town house to a mansion in the Bronx and finally back to Oklahoma, where he was bounced among various facilities as financial, personal and scientific troubles plagued the study. The book expertly shows why the Nim experiment was a crucial event in animal studies, but more importantly, Hess captures Nim’s legendary charm, mischievous sense of humor, and keen understanding of human beings.
Burton, Valorie. How did I get so busy? : the 28-day plan to free your time, reclaim your schedule, and reconnect with what matters most. 1st ed. New York : Broadway Books, c2007.
Valorie Burton’s How Did I Get So Busy? (claims to be) the solution for anyone who feels perpetually overwhelmed and overworked: a simple, effective 28-day program to help you rediscover your true priorities, shift out of overdrive, and reclaim your life and schedule. (from the publisher, edited)
Berley, Peter. The flexitarian table : inspired, flexible meals for vegetarians, meat lovers, and everyone in between. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c2007.
A collection of flexible meal plans that can be used by families with both meat lovers and vegetarians, with recipes for dishes that will delight people with vastly different tastes and eating habits.
Cora, Cat. Cooking from the hip : fast, easy, phenomenal meals. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c2007.
Contains over one hundred recipes created by television chef Cat Cora; including appetizers, sides, salads, drinks, desserts, and main dishes.
Ray, Rachael. Just in time! : all-new 30-minute meals, plus super-fast 15-minute meals and slow-it-down 60-minute meals. 1st ed. New York : Clarkson Potter, c2007.
Contains over one hundred recipes for Rachael Ray’s trademark thirty-minute meals, and features a selection of super-fast entrees that can be made in only fifteen minutes, as well as choices that take a bit longer to prepare. Includes sandwiches, soups and stews, pastas, salads, fish, poultry, and beef.
Ray, Rachael. Rachael Ray 365 : no repeats : a year of deliciously different dinners. 1st ed. New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, c2005.
Presents 366 recipes for main courses that can be prepared in thirty minutes or less, featuring master recipes and variations, and includes serving suggestions.
Armstrong, Julian. A taste of Quebec. 2nd ed. New York : Hippocrene Books, c2001.
A Taste of Quebec, 2nd Edition, brings you a balance of Quebec’s culinary past and present. The book features both new recipes and traditional favourites. A Taste of Quebec, 2nd Edition, also highlights new up-and-coming chefs, introduces local growers and producers, gives inside information on the province’s best restaurants and auberges, features notes of architectural and historical interest and provides typical regional menus for a genuine Quebecois feast. (from the publisher, edited).
Katzen, Mollie. The vegetable dishes I can’t live without. New York : Hyperion, c2007.
On the 30th anniversary of her groundbreaking Moosewood Cookbook, Mollie presents just under 100 delicious vegetable side dishes in this delightful and beautiful cookbook. Whether you need an appetizer, a quick and easy snack for the kids, or something to accompany a main dish, this cookbook offers creative recipes and countless ways to infuse more vegetables into our diets.
Baird, Lori. Don’t throw it out. [Emmaus, Pa.] : Rodale, c2007.
Provides thousands of tips for making a wide variety of items and appliances, such as cell phones, iPods, batteries, fishing reels, linens, and washing machines, last; making inexpensive repairs; and finding new uses for objects that wear out.
Page, Susan. Why talking is not enough : eight loving actions that will transform your marriage. 1st ed. San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2006.
Identifies eight key actions that can help couples improve their marriage, with an eight-part program to help couples identify those actions and integrate them into their relationship.
Buchanan, Andrea J. The daring book for girls. 1st ed. New York : Collins, c2007.
Provides information on various topics and instructions for several activities, covering women spies, the Bill of Rights, friendship bracelets, paper airplanes, cartwheels, games, changing a tire, and others.
Greenspan, Stanley I. Great kids : helping your baby and child develop the ten essential qualities for a happy, healthy life. 1st Da Capo Press ed. Philadelphia, PA : Da Capo Press, c2007.
The author presents ten traits for helping children develop the qualities necessary for achieving success in their lives.
Comaford-Lynch, Christine. Rules for renegades : how to make more money, rock your career, and revel in your individuality. New York : McGraw-Hill, c2007.
Christine Comaford-Lynch shares the ten life lessons that have helped her go from model to multi-millionaire, explaining how people can build a fulfilling life while succeeding in their chosen career.
Greene, Jake. Whoa, my boss is naked! : a career book for people who would never be caught dead reading a career book. 1st ed. New York : Currency Doubleday, c2008.
Greene reassures indie types that they can find rewards in the corporate sphere without being a secretly dissatisfied, self-important corporate tool who owns a lot of Dockers but doesn’t wear the pants. (from Publishers Weekly).
Cohen, William A.. A class with Drucker : the lost lessons of the world’s greatest management teacher. New York : AMACOM/American Management, c2008.
The author, the first graduate of Peter Drucker’s doctoral program in management, shares what he learned throughout his four years of study with Drucker, and shares personal anecdotes about the man who remained his
friend throughout the rest of his life.
Lehrer, Jonah. Proust was a neuroscientist. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c2007.
Examines truths about memory, language, vision, and other elements of life that authors and artists including Marcel Proust, George Eliot, Gertrude Stein, and Paul Cézanne revealed before scientists rediscovered them, and calls for art and science to work more closely together because “measurement
is not the same as understanding.”
Johnson, D. Curtis. Batman : snow. New York : DC Comics, c2005.
Batman, just beginning his crimefighting career, recruits allies to help him in his quest to keep Gotham City secure, but he realizes his mistake when super-powered villain, Mr. Freeze, makes an appearance, and the Caped Crusader must subdue the menace, protect the citizenry, and save his team.
Curtis, Gregory B. The cave painters : probing the mysteries of the first artists. 1st ed. New York : Knopf, c2006.
Explores the cave paintings of France and Spain, discussing what they reveal about the people and cultures that created them, how they influenced the men and women who rediscovered them, and how they have captured the world’s imagination.
2006 photographer’s market. 29th annual ed. Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer’s Digest Books, c2005.
This guide explains how to sell your photos, as well as where to sell them.
Gould, Jonathan. Can’t buy me love : the Beatles, Britain, and America. 1st ed. New York : Harmony Books, c2007.
A comprehensive biography and history of the Beatles that describes their childhood in Liverpool and influence by such popular artists including Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry, and chronicles their growth as singers, song writers, and instrumentalists.
Lax, Eric. Conversations with Woody Allen : his films, the movies, and moviemaking. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2007.
The author presents a comprehensive biography of Woody Allen, taken from his thirty-six years of interviews with the legendary actor, writer, and director.
Eisen, Rich. Total access : a journey to the center of the NFL universe. New York : Thomas Dunne Books, c2007.
NFL Network host Rich Eisen provides a behind-the-scenes look at NFL events, including the Super Bowl, the draft, the scouting combine, and hall of fame induction, and includes interviews with prominent football figures.
Price, Christopher. The blueprint : how the New England Patriots beat the system to create the last great NFL superpower. 1st ed. New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, c2007.
Explains how the New England Patriots, once the most laughable, mismanaged team in the NFL, became one of the sports’ leading dynasties, thanks to their innovative, nontraditional approach to acquiring players and coaches.
Greig, Andrew. Preferred lies : a journey into the heart of Scottish golf. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Thomas Dunne Books, c2006.
Greig’s book tells one man’s story of connection to an ancient game, and the story of a father’s relationship with his son and the rite of passage into manhood. It is a book of reflections, not only on the pleasures of the game but also on friendship, family, and ghosts from the past.
Doughty, Simon. The long distance cyclists’ handbook. 2nd ed., 1st Lyons Press ed. Guilford Conn. : Lyons Press, 2006, c2004.
From selecting the correct bicycle, accessories, clothing, and gear to maintenance, on-the-road repairs, bicycle safety, and nutrition and training techniques, this book details all the preparation and equipment needed to successfully complete a thirty-mile charity ride or the 3,000-mile Race Across America.
American poetry : the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. New York : [S.l.] : Library of America ; Distributed to the trade in the U.S. by Penguin Putnam, c2007.
An anthology of early American poetry, featuring selections from the work of more than one hundred seventeenth- and eighteenth-century poets, including Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, Samuel Sewell, and John Seccomb.
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Paparella, Paul. On Waking Up All Over the World. Waitsfield, Vermont : Distinction Press, c2007.
Paparella’s collection of poetry explores the waking hours, habits and lives of
people and animals around the world.
Pinsky, Robert. Gulf music. 1st ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2007.
American poet Robert Pinsky presents nearly forty poems on such themes as love, war, politics, and ancestry.
Fulghum, Robert. What on earth have I done? : stories, observations, and affirmations. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Press, c2007.
A collection of short essays in which the author contemplates life’s unexpected events.
Thurman, Judith. Cleopatra’s nose : 39 varieties of desire. 1st ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2007.
Collects thirty-nine essays by Judith Thurman spanning twenty years, which explore such subjects as sex, food, fashion, and femininity as well as famous figures including Toni Morrison, Anne Frank, and others.
Updike, John. Due considerations : essays and criticism. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2007.
Updike’s latest is an endlessly welcoming series of essays - every nonfiction piece he has published in the past eight years – offering Updike’s characteristically reasoned perspective on a familiar range of subjects, including Old Masters artwork, literary biography and the history of the New Yorker. (From Publishers Review).
McManus, Patrick F. Kerplunk! : stories. 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2007.
A collection of thirty-six comedic short stories about country life, including the title selection in which a man reflects on the advice he has received while fishing.
Our dumb world : the Onion’s atlas of the planet Earth, seventy-third edition. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, c2007.
A news-parody compendium of world non-facts; features maps and incorrect statistics for all of the world’s independent nations, from Afghanistan to the Ukraine, and includes the world’s rejected flag designs and the planet’s most annoying handicrafts.
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817. Two histories of England. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Ecco, c2006.
History of England from the reign of Henry the 4th to the death of Charles the 1st / Jane Austen—Excerpt from A child’s history of England / Charles Dickens. “History of England...” is a (20 p.) historical satire produced by 16-year-old Jane Austen. It is a spoof on the history of the British monarchy from 1399 to 1649. What you find are brief, opinionated pieces, ranging from two sentences on Edward V who “lived so little a while that nobody had time to draw his picture” to 19 sentences on Elizabeth, of whom “It was the peculiar misfortune . . . to have had bad ministers—since wicked as she herself was, she could not have committed such extensive mischief, had not these vile & abandoned men connived at, and encouraged her in her crimes. Charles Dicken’s “A child’s history of England” was originally intended as a study-piece for his children. With its flamboyant narrative it served as an unconventional counter text to the more straitlaced historical canon of his times.
Eco, Umberto. Turning back the clock : hot wars and media populism. 1st ed. Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2007.
A collection of essays in which Umberto Eco explores a wide range of topics, including racism, mythology, the European Union, the Middle East, the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and globalization, and the impact they have all had on world culture in the first five years of the twenty-first
Weiner, Eric. The geography of bliss : one grump’s search for the happiest places in the world. 1st ed. New York : Twelve, c2008.
National Public Radio correspondent Eric Weiner, a “self-described mope,” recounts his travels to ten countries, including India, Bhutan, and Iceland, in search of happiness, describing what he actually found there.
Fodor’s Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada. 10th ed. New York ; London : Fodor’s, c2008.
Fodor’s Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada includes choices for every traveler, from traveling coastal cliffs on stunning scenic drives, to chowing down at a lobster boil, to spotting majestic whales, drifting icebergs, or nesting puffins.
Montréal & Québec City. New York ; London : Fodor’s, 2008.
Fully updated for 2008 with a new layout. The text includes a detailed, pull-out map.
Fodor’s 2008 Bermuda. New York : Fodor’s Travel Publications, c2008.
Fodor’s Bermuda features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime. . .customized trip planning tools include “Top Reasons to Go,” “Word of Mouth,” advice from other travelers and tips to help save money, bypass lines, and avoid common travel pitfalls. (description refers to the 2008 edition).
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Meeks, Harold A. Call of the road : the Pikes Peak Ocean to Ocean Highway, 1912-1930. Jacksonville, IL : Production Xpress, c2007.
Dr. Harold A. Meeks’ exploration of the Pikes Peak Ocean to Ocean Highway.
Corrigan, Kelly. The middle place. 1st ed. New York : Voice, c2008.
Kelly Corrigan recounts her battle with breast cancer, which occurred at the same time her father was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and intermixes stories about her childhood and her unique relationship with her father.
Faust, Drew Gilpin. This republic of suffering : death and the American Civil War. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
Explores the material, political, intellectual, and spiritual impact of the enormous loss of life resulting from the Civil War in America, and looks at how military personnel and civilians dealt with the carnage on both practical and spiritual levels.
An inconvenient book : real solutions to the world’s biggest problems. 1st Threshold Editions hardcover ed. New York : Threshold Editions, 2007.
Conservative Glenn Beck lampoons what he sees as political correctness run amuck in the USA.
Olbermann, Keith. Truth and consequences : special comments on the Bush administration’s war on American values. New York : Random House, c2007.
The author reprints a collection of his televised political comments from September 2005 to July 2007.
Weisberg, Jacob. The Bush tragedy. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2008.
A close examination of the life of George W. Bush and how it has influenced his political career, discussing his relationships with his father, mother, and brother; ambitions; religious beliefs; advisors; and presidential decisions.
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Clifford, Deborah Pickman. “The troubled roar of the waters” : Vermont in flood and recovery, 1927-1931. Durham, N.H. : Hanover : University of New Hampshire Press ; University Press of New England, c2007.
A history of the floods of November, 1927.
974.3 VER VT REF
Vermont. Office of Secretary of State. Vermont legislative directory and state manual. [Montpelier, Vt.] : s.n.
The newest edition of the state directory.
974.302 ALE VT COLL
Aldrich, Edith Francena, 1879-1936. Mother & daughter : two diaries of Glover, Vermont girls : 1894 diary of Edith Francena Aldrich, age 14 : 1922 diary of Edith Alexander, age 14. Glover, VT : Glover Historical Society, 2004.
The diaries of two fourteen year old girls growing up in Glover, Vermont. One diary dates from 1894 and one from 1922.
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Post, Betty Davison. The founding families of Craftsbury, Vermont : a study of the relationships between the proprietors and the first settlers of the town. [Lakewood, CO] : The author, 2006.
An examination of original source documents related to the first non-indigenous settlement in Craftsbury, Vermont.
974.31 BIS VT COLL
Bisbee, Richard M. History of the town of Waitsfield, Vermont : 1789-2000. Barre, VT : L. Brown and Sons, c2007.
This volume updates the previous History of Waitsfield by Matt Bushnell Jones.
974.31 GEO VT COLL
Memories of Georgia. Newport, Vt. : Tony O’Connor Civil War Enterprises, [2005-. v. 2. 1900-1919.
A 20 year history of Georgia, Vermont.
White, Dwight A. (Dwight Allan). Down of the thistle : 20th century Ryegate VT. Ryegate, Vt. : The Town of Ryegate, c2006.
A sequel to the History of Ryegate, Vermont by Edward Miller and Frederic Wells.
REF 071 GAL
Gale directory of publications and broadcast media. Detroit : Gale Research.
The newest edition of this valuable resource.
REF 920.03 CUR
Current biography yearbook. New York : H.W. Wilson.
An updated listing of notable biographies. The 2007 edition includes an index for all biographies in the series from 2001-2007.
CD 361.7 CLI
Clinton, Bill. Giving : [how each of us can change the world]. New York, N.Y. : Random House Audio, p2007.
Read by author. The former president provides dozens of effective and communicable examples of giving. “I wrote this book to encourage you to give whatever you can, because everyone can give something. And there’s so much to be done, down the street and around the world,” he writes. (from Kirkus Reviews).
CD 812 KEI
Keillor, Garrison. Home on the prairie : stories from Lake Wobegon. Minneapolis, MN : HighBridge, p2003.
16 stories recorded from live broadcasts of A Prairie Home Companion.
CD 917.98 KRA
Krakauer, Jon. Into the wild. New York : Random House Audio, p1999.
Read by Philip Franklin. In April 1992, a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. He had given $25,000 in savings to a charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet and invented a life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. Jon Krakauer brings Chris McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows and illuminates it.
CD CLASSICAL ALLEGRI
Allegri, Gregorio, 1582-1652. Miserere. Oxford, England : Gimell, , p1980.
Miserere / Gregorio Allegri (12:31) -- Vox Patris Caelestis / William Mundy (19:16) – Missa Papae Marcelli / Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (36:34). Tallis Scholars ; Peter Phillips, conductor.
CD CLASSICAL BACH
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. Cantatas. : for the third day of Christmas. London : Soli Deo Gloria, p2006.
Sehet, welche eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erzeiget : BWV 64 (17:39) -- Süsser Trost, mein Jesus kömmt : BWV 151 (17:07) -- Selig ist der Mann : BWV 57 (22:56) -- For the second day of Christmas: Ich freue mich in dir : BWV 133 (18:15). Katharine Fuge, Gillian Keith, Joanne Lunn, sopranos ; Robin Tyson, William Towers, altos ; James Gilchrist, tenor ; Peter Harvey, bass ; Monteverdi Choir ; English Baroque Soloists ; John Eliot Gardiner, conductor.
CD CLASSICAL BARBER
Barber, Samuel, 1910-1981. Complete published solo piano music. [S.l.] : Franklin, TN : Naxos ; Distributed by Naxos of America, p1999.
Daniel Pollack, piano.
CD CLASSICAL BOCCHERINI
Boccherini, Luigi, 1743-1805. Cello concertos. [S.l.] : Naxos, p2005.
No. 9 in B flat major, G. 482 (18:19) -- No. 10 in D major, G. 483 (21:17) -- No. 11 in C major, G. 573 (17:25) -- No. 12 in E flat major, G. deest (14:53). Raphael Wallfisch, violoncello ; Northern Chamber Orchestra ; Nicholas Ward, conductor.
CD CLASSICAL CARAVAGGIO
Savall, Jordi. Lachrimæ Caravaggio. [Bellaterra, Spain] : Alia Vox, p2007.
Ferran Savall, voice ; Riccardo Minasi, violin ; Andrew Lawrence-King, double harp ; Xavier Puertas, violone ; Le Concert des Nations ; Hespèrion XXI ; Jordi
Savall, viola da gamba, conductor.
CD CLASSICAL HAYDN VIVALDI HAN
Haydn, Joseph, 1732-1809. Nelson mass. London : Decca, c2000, p1962.
Sylvia Stahlman, soprano, Helen Watts, contralto, Wilfred Brown, tenor, Tom Krause, baritone (1st work) ; Elizabeth Vaughan, soprano, Janet Baker, contralto (2nd work) ; Choir of King’s College, Cambridge ; London Symphony Orchestra (1st work) ; Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (2nd work) ; English Chamber Orchestra (3rd work) ; Sir David Willcocks, conductor.
CD CLASSICAL MOZART
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Great piano concertos : [nos. 20, 21, 23, 24, & 25]. London, England : London, p1997.
No. 21 in C major, K467 (29:20) -- No. 24 in C minor, K491 (32:06) -- No. 25 in C major, K503 (31:67) -- No. 23 in A major, K488 (26:57) -- No. 20 in D minor, K466 (34:27). Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano and conductor ; Philharmonia Orchestra.
CD CLASSICAL MOZART
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Requiem, K. 626 : Kyrie in D minor, K. 341. [Baarn, Netherlands] : Philips, p1987.
Barbara Bonney, soprano ; Anne Sofie von Otter, contralto ; Hans Peter Blochwitz, tenor ; Willard White, bass ; Monteverdi Choir ; English Baroque Soloists ; John Eliot Gardiner, conductor.
CD CLASSICAL TCHAIKOVSKY
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893. Symphony no. 6 in B minor, op. 74 : Pathétique. London, England : Chandos, p1986.
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra ; Mariss Jansons, conductor.
CD DAR Lovecraft, H. P. (Howard Phillips), 1890-1937. The dark worlds of H.P. Lovecraft : Volume one. [Raleigh, N.C.] : Audio Realms, p2006.
The Dunwich horror—The call of Cthulhu. Read by Wayne June. “The Dunwich Horror” and “The Call of Cthulhu,”. . .are narrated for the first time, by Wayne June, bringing to life the horrors from the mind of the Master himself, in the way that only he can. (from the publisher, edited).
Hosseini, Khaled. A thousand splendid suns. New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, p2007.
Read by Atossa Leoni. Mariam and Laila are born a generation apart but are brought together by war and fate. Together they endure the dangers surrounding them and discover the power of both love and sacrifice.
CD JAZZ SIDNEY BECHET
Bechet, Sidney, 1897-1959. The best of Sidney Bechet. Hollywood, CA : Blue Note, p1994.
Summertime (4:12) -- St. Louis blues (4:47) -- Blue horizon (4:27) -- Muskrat ramble (3:42) -- Porto Rico (3:11) -- Way down yonder in New Orleans (3:09) -- Bechet’s fantasy (3:48) -- Blame it on the blues (2:59) -- Old stack O’Lee blues (4:13) -- I found a new baby (3:08) -- Sister Kate (3:05) -- When the saints go
marching in (3:01) -- Basin Street blues (3:18) -- Copenhagen (2:51) -- Ain’t gonna give nobody none of my jelly roll (2:57) -- Black and blue (3:36) -- All of me (4:07) -- Rose of the Rio Grande (4:11). Sidney Bechet, soprano saxophone and clarinet.
CD ROCK TV ON THE RADIO
TV on the Radio (Musical group). Return to Cookie Mountain. Santa Monica, CA : Interscope Records, p2006.
I was a lover -- Hours—Province—Playhouses—Wolf like me—A method—Let the devil in—Dirtywhirl—Blues from down here—Tonight—Wash the day—Snakes and martyrs— Hours : (El-P remix) -- Things you can do. TV on the Radio (Jaleel Bunton, drums, guitar, piano ; Dave Sitek, guitar, bass, keyboards, flute, samples ; Kyp Malone, vocal, bass, guitar ; Tunde Adepimpe, vocal ; Gerard Smith, bass, keyboards) ; David Bowie, vocal ; additional assisting musicians.
CD SOUNDTRACKS BOLERO AND OTHER CLASSICAL BLOCKBUSTERS
Canadian Brass. Bolero. New York : BMG Music, p1995.
2001 theme (Strauss) -- Allegro (Vivaldi) -- Sarabande (Handel) -- Bolero (Ravel) -- Turkish march (Beethoven) -- Jesu, joy of man’s desiring (Bach) -- Rondeau (Moret) -- Music for the royal fireworks (Handel) -- Gloria (Haydn) -- Largo (Handel) -- “Minute” waltz (Chopin) -- Toreador song (Bizet) --Turkish rondo (Mozart) -- Cor royale (Nicolai/Cornelius) --Ballet excerpts: Overture; Waltz of the flowers; Dance of the hours; The glow-worm; In the hall of the Mountain King; Can-can (Tchaikovsky/Ponchielli/Grieg/Offenbach) -- Jerusalem (Parry) -- La Virgen de la Macarena (Traditional) -- Grand march from Aida (Verdi) -- Gaudeamus igitur (Collegium Musicum) -- Overture to H.M.S. Pinafore (Sullivan) -- Golyardes’ grounde (Forsythe) – Farewell anthem (Lutkin). The Canadian Brass: Charles Daellenbach, tuba ; Frederic Mills, trumpet ; David Ohanian, horn ; Ronald Romm, trumpet ; Eugene Watts, trombone.
DVD 613.71 SHO
Shortcuts to big weight loss. [Emmaus, Pa.] : New York : Rodale ; Distributed by] GT Media, c2007.
Instructor, Chris Freytag. Three 10 minute routines help you get sculpted and fit. Leads you through Pilates, boxing, and cardio segments to help get your entire body toned and tight.
DVD 643 DAR
Dare to repair : a do-it-herself guide to home improvement. Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, c2004.
Hosted by Julie Sussman, Stephanie Glakas-Tenet. Includes information on choosing and using tools, repairing and maintaining appliances, performing basic plumbing and electrical work, and fixing damaged walls, windows, doors, and more.
DVD 791.34 ALE
Alegría (1994). Widescreen. Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment ; Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment, c2005.
Francesca Gangon, Eve Montpetit, Ebon Grayman, Kristina Ivanova, Cindy Whiteman. What if anything were possible? What if the stage became a fantastic world where old were young again, and where the kings were clowns? Alegria is magic and joy from a world turned upside down.
DVD 791.34 BAR
A Baroque odyssey (1994). Full screen. Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment ; Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment, c2005.
Narration, Spyro Rondos ; narrators, Marco Giannetti, Susan Almgren. A tenth anniversary retrospective of the Cirque du Soleil. This documentary presents a look at the innovative Canadian circus troupe that revolutionized the circus genre. Cirque du Soleil first came on the scene in the 1980s. Combining elements of street theater with traditional circus performance, these former street performers have dazzled millions of people with their repertoire of dance, acrobatics, and music, all presented by characters known as baroques.
DVD 791.34 DRA
Dralion (1999). Widescren. Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment ; Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment, c2005.
Performed by Cirque du Soleil - Luan Leilei, Luis Pelegrini, Juliana Neves, Henriette Gbou, Joe De Paul, Sheetal Gandhi, Erik Karol, Âme Force, Viktor Kee, Agnés Sohier, Zhang Wei, Tu Youhong. Music performed by Claire Tremblay (keyboards, winds), François Guay (Violin, cello), Stephen Poulin (keyboards), Mario Venditti (drums), Jo Ann Blondin (percussion), Christian Sylvestre (guitar). A fusion of ancient Chinese circus traditions with the Cirque’s own performance artistry.
DVD 791.34 JOU
Journey of man (1999). Full screen. Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment ; Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment, c2005.
Cirque du Soleil; narrated by Ian McKellen. An odyssey following the stages of human development from birth to maturity, with each stage presented by a Cirque du Soleil act.
DVD 791.34 MAG
La magie continue (1986). Full screen. Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment ; Columbia Tristar Home Video, c2005.
Michel Barrette, Faon Belanger, Pawel Biegai, Zigmunt Biegai, Erik Borgman, Daniel Boun. Documents the Cirque du Soleil’s second tour.
DVD 791.34 MID
Midnight sun (2004) : Cirque Du Soleil and the Montreal International Jazz Festival. Widescreen. Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2005.
On July 11, 2004, over 200,000 spectators filled the downtown streets of Montreal to take part in a unique celebration, an incredible one-night-only special event! With more than 250 artists, Midnight sun is a brilliant combination of music and circus, the perfect chemistry of sight and sound.
DVD 791.34 NOU
La nouba (1998). Widescreen. Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment ; Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment, c2005.
Performed by Cirque Du Soleil – David Lebel, Sisaundra Lewis, Wellington Lima, Tatiana Louchina, Zhou Lu, Yuri Maiorov, Viashaslau Marozau, Wu Meng, Carlos Marcio Moreira, Volodymyr Moskalenko, Renzo Ojeda, Isabeau Proulx-Lemire, Lev Radchenko, Holly Ann Rollins, Andrei Roublev, Krystian Sawicki, Inha Shkarupa, Elena Simonova, Dallas Stevens, Melanie Elizabeth Thompson, Roman Timokhine, Natalia Tolokonnikova, Chrissy Va, Doug White, Kristy Wilson, Troy Wolf, Wang Wei Yi, Maxim Zassypkine. La Nouba originates from the French expression “faire la Nouba,” which means “to party, to live it up.” La Nouba transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary, engaging the imagination from beginning to end. Featuring mesmerizing high wire and flying trapeze, stunning acro-gymnastic performances and other dynamic displays of coordination and strength, La Nouba promises to surprise, excite and mystify.
DVD 791.34 NOU
Nouvelle expérience. Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, c2001.
Performed by Cirque du Soleil. A performance by Cirque du Soleil involves acrobatics, pantomime, music, and dancing.
DVD 791.34 QUI
Quidam (1996). Widescreen. Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Video, c2005.
Cirque du Soleil ; performers, John Gilkey, Chris Lashua, Wu Di, Sigi Yuan, Xue Zhao, Xin Zhao. Cirque du Soleil takes its unique, award-winning show from under the big top and brings it into your home to enjoy forever! This collector’s item features one of their most popular shows, Quidam, which was recorded live in Amsterdam. Known throughout the world as masters of awe inspiring performance art, Cirque du Soleil continues to thrill with the most amazing acrobatics ever seen!
DVD 791.34 REI
Cirque réinventé (1987). Full screen. Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment ; Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment, c2005.
Michel Barette, Luc Dagenais, Amélie Demay, Marie-Eve Dumais, Alain Gauthier, Noémie Gélinas, and more. Cirque du Soleil’s 1987 tour is captured on film.
DVD 791.34 SAL
Saltimbanco (1992). Full screen. Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment ; Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment, c2005.
Performed by Cirque du Soleil - Dimitri A. Arnaoutov, René Bazinet, Ann Bernard, Pawel Biegaj, Witold Biegaj, Martin Boivert, Jean-Paul Boun, Jennifer Clément, Andrea Conway, Vincent Cotnoir, Nicolas Dupéré, Michael Galkine, Alain Gauthier, Chantal Girard, Miguel Herrera, Sun Hongli, Oleg Kantemirov, Galina Karableva, Hèléne Lemay, Marco Lorador, Paulo Lorador, Francine Poitras, Mathieu Roy, Sonya St-Martin, Karyne Steben, Sarah Steben, Néomi Tamilio, Alexandre Tchelnokov, Guennadi Tchijov, Dan Touchette, Huang Zhen. Music performed by Brigitte Larochelle (keyboards), Alain Bergé (drums, percussion, and electronic percussions), Yvon Cloutier (electric and acoustic guitar, keyboards), Marc Sohier (bass, electronic percussions), Jocelyn Drainville (saxophone, keyboards, and percussions), Francois Beausoleil (percussions). Created in 1994 as an antidote to the violence and despair typical of the 20th century, this phantasmagorical show proposes a new vision of urbanity, overflowing with optimism and happiness.
DVD 791.34 VAR
Varekai (2002). Widescreen. Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment ; Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment, c2005.
Performed by Cirque du Soleil: John Gilkey, Octavio Alegria, Alexei Anikine, Andrew Atherton, Kevin Atherton, Helen Ball, Roni Bello, Stiv Bello, Cinthia Beranek, Vasyl Besha, Sergiy Bobrovnik, Claudio Carnerio, Mooky Cornish, Badria Esatia, Serguei Gagarine, Tatiana Gousarova, Bin He, Vladimir Ignatenkov, Oleg Ivanov, Irina Koliktsionova, Temur Koridze, Mathieu Lavoie, Maxim Levantsevich, Siguang Li, Polina Lymareva, Valentin Menjega, Romech Mourtazov, Raquel Karro Oliveira, Ganna Ostapenko, Oleg Ouchakov, Olga Pikhienko, Vadim Podoleanu, Rodrigue Proteau, Serguei Rissouev, Javier Santos Leal, Pedro Santos Leal, Ramon Santos Leal, Susana Defraia Scalas, Valerii Simonenko, Evgueni Tarakanov, Anton Tchelnokov, Zoe Victoria Tedstill, Zara Tellander, Kvicha Tetvadze, Stella Umeh, Serguei Volodine, Andrei Yakovlev, Junping Yang, Igor Zolotoukhine. Music performed by - Paul James Bannerman (Drummer), Michel Cyr (Bandleader/Keyboards), Richard Drouin (Bass), Carmen Piculeata (Violin), Rafik Samman (Percussion), Brigitte Poudrier (Keyboards), Wayne Hankin (Wind Instruments). Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, there is an extraordinary world—a world where something else is possible. A world called Varekai. From the sky falls a solitary young man, and the story of Varekai begins. Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaleidoscopic world populated by fantastical creatures, this young man sets off on an adventure both absurd and extraordinary.
DVD 791.45 TEX
Texas ranch house. [New York] : PBS Home Video, c2006.
Disc one: Episode 1: A home on the range ; Episode 2: The good, the bad & the colonel ; Episode 3: The cookie crumbles ; Episode 4: The great divide—Disc two: Episode 5: Showdown at the Cooke Corral ; Episode 6: Lords of the plains ; Episode 7: Blazing trails ; Episode 8: The reckoning. Ian Roberts. Follow the daily life of a brave and diverse group of cowboys-at-heart who discover how the myth of the American West meshes with reality, as 15 people learn what it was like to get a ranch up and running in 1867.
DVD 792.2 LAR
Larry, the Cable Guy. Git-r-done. Chatsworth, CA : Image Entertainment, Inc., c2004.
Recording of a stand up comedy program by Larry the Cable Guy, who is best known for his radio comedies.
DVD 956.7 GRE
Iraq : Through Guardsmen’s Eyes. c2007.
This was a public event at Brownell Library featuring Sgt. 1st class Jim Greene. It includes the video “We’re All American: a Ballad.”.
DVD 974.2 PEO
The people’s guide to the Vermont legislature. [Burlington, Vt.] : Vermont Public Television, c2002.
Narrator: Mary Collins; interviewees: Connie Houston, Walter Freed, Dean George, John LaBarge, Claudette Marineli, Douglas Racine, Cheryl Rivers, Bill Russell, Gregory Sanders, David Schütz, Kermit Spaulding, John Tracy, Michael Vinton, and Mark Young. Explores the Vermont state legislature and how it works.
DVD 974.3 VER
Vermont memories. Colchester, VT : Vermont ETV, c1994.
Narrator, Tom Slayton. A look at Vermont’s past through old film clips and still photos and interviews with Vermonters. Includes steam trains, summer camps and grand resort hotels, Burlington in the 1920’s, early politicians, prohibition, and skiing legends, as well as the 1930’s tourism film, “Seeing Vermont with Dot and Glen.”
Amélie : Le fabuleux destin d’Amelie Poulain. Widescreen version (2.35:1). Burbank, Calif. : Miramax Home Entertainment : distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, , c2001.
Amélie is a young woman who had a decidedly unusual childhood; misdiagnosed with an unusual heart condition, Amélie didn’t attend school with other children, but spent most of her time in her room, where she developed a keen imagination and an active fantasy life. Despite all this, Amélie has grown into a healthy and beautiful young woman who works in a cafe and has a whimsical, romantic nature. She decides to step into the lives of others around her to help them out.
Apocalypse now, the complete dossier. Special collector’s ed. Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, c2006.
[Disc 1] Apocalypse now (act one); Apocalypse now redux (act one); special features -- [Disc 2] Apocalypse now (act two); Apocalypse now redux (act two); special features. Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Frederic Forrest, Albert Hall, Sam Bottoms, Larry Fishburne, Dennis Hopper. A United States Army officer/trained assassin is sent into the depths of a southeast Asian jungle to seek out a renegade colonel and terminate his command during the Vietnam War.
The assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford. Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, c2008.
Brad Pitt, Mary-Louise Parker, Brooklynn Proulx, Dustin Bollinger, Casey Affleck, Sam Rockwell, Jeremy Renner, Sam Shepard, Garret Dillahunt, Paul Schneider. Everyone in 1880s America knows Jesse James. He’s the nation’s most notorious criminal and is being hunted by the law in 10 states. He’s also the land’s greatest hero, lauded as a Robin Hood by the public. No one knows of Robert Ford, at least not yet. But the ambitious 19-year-old aims to change that. He befriends Jesse and rides with his gang. And if that doesn’t bring Ford fame, he will have to find a deadlier way. Friendship becomes rivalry and the quest for fame becomes obsession.
Away from her. Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, c2007.
Gordon Pinsent, Julie Christie, Olympia Dukakis, Michael Murphy, Wendy Crewson, Kristen Thomson, Deanna Dezmari, Clare Coulter, Thomas Hauff, Alberta Watson. Fiona and Grant are an Ontario couple who have been married for over 40 years. During the twilight of their years, Grant is forced to face the fact that Fiona’s ‘forgetfulness’ actually is Alzheimer’s. After Fiona wanders away and is found, the decision is made for her to go into a nursing home. For the first time in their relationship, they are forced to undergo a separation since this nursing home has a ‘no visitors’ policy for the first 30 days of a patient’s stay. (from the distributor, edited)
Beowulf. Director’s cut. Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, c2008.
Ray Winstone, Robin Wright Penn, Anthony Hopkins, Charlotte Salt, Sebastian Roché, John Malkovich, Crispin Glover, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Coppola, Angelina Jolie. In the age of heroes comes the mightiest warrior of them all, Beowulf. After destroying the overpowering demon Grendel, he incurs the undying wrath of the beast’s ruthlessly seductive mother, who will use any means possible to ensure revenge. The ensuing epic battle resonates throughout the ages.
Borat : cultural learnings of America for make benefit glorious nation of Kazakhstan. Widescreen ed. Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2007.
Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian, Luenell, Pamela Anderson. When Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev travels to America to make a documentary, he not only generates strong reactions regarding his extreme prejudices, he also tries to meet and marry Pamela Anderson.
Crash. Widescreen version. Santa Monica, Calif. : Lions Gate Entertainment, c2005.
Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillippe, Larenz Tate. A car accident brings together a group of strangers in Los Angeles. Crash takes a provocative, unflinching look at the complexities of racial tolerance in contemporary America.
Dallas. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2004.
Power, wealth, sex, glorious extravagance. One place has them all - Dallas. This saga chronicles the exploits of the Ewing family, the wealthy Texas oil millionaires. Includes all 29 shows from season 1 and season 2.
Death at a funeral. Widescreen ; full screen. Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2007.
Daniel is a decent young man who is married to Jane. They live at his father’s home. When his father dies, it is up to him to organize his funeral. On the morning of the funeral, with a suitably grave expression on his face, Daniel is ready to welcome his father’s friends and relatives. But preserving the dignity inherent in such a circumstance will be a hard task. Particularly with an undertaker who botches his work; his famous, but selfish brother has returned from the USA; his cousin’s fiancé has accidentally ingested drugs; a man takes advantage of the sad event to win back the heart, or rather the body, of a woman who is about to marry another; a handicapped old uncle who is also the most unbearable pain in the neck. To cap it all, Daniel notices the presence among the mourners of a mysterious dwarf nobody else seems to know.
Desperate housewives. Dirty laundry ed. ; widescreen. Burbank, CA : Touchstone Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, c2006-2007.
The mystery continues around Bree’s new husband as he is suspected of cheating on his wife and killing a woman named Monique. The housewives get together to complete the mystery while trying to keep their already crazy individual lives sustained.
Duel. Special ed. [United States] : Universal, c2004.
Dennis Weaver. A traveling businessman is menaced on the highway by a huge diesel truck. Although he can never see the psychopathic driver of the truck, he soon realizes that this guy is out to kill him!
The Hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy. Widescreen. Burbank, CA : Touchstone Home Entertainment : distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, c2005.
Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the
La vie en rose. Extended version. [New York] : Burbank, CA : HBO Video ; Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2007.
Raised in a brothel, then wrested from the only life she knew by her father, so they could join the circus, Edith Piaf spent her teen years on the streets. She is finally “rescued” by a crime figure who gives her career a start and, ultimately, by her international success and final illness. Always frail, sickly, malnourished, and wildly temperamental, she was often on drugs or alcohol and was always in search of true love. Middleweight boxer Marcel Cerdan captures her heart and gives her something to live for, besides her music—at least for a while.
Monty Python’s Life of Brian. Widescreen format. [S.l.] : Troy, MI : Paragon Entertainment ; distributed by Anchor Bay, c1999.
The Pythons satirize religion, capital punishment, revolutionary politics, terrorism, graffiti, science fiction, and a host of other topics through the story of Brian, a first-century Judean.
MacGyver. [United States] : Paramount Home Entertainment, c2005.
MacGyver is a secret agent whose wits are his deadliest weapon. Always prepared for adventure, he carries everyday items like a Swiss Army Knife and duct tape to improvise his way out of peril.
Michael Clayton. Widescreen ed. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2008.
Michael Clayton is an in-house fixer at one of the largest corporate law firms in New York. A former criminal prosecutor, Clayton takes care of the law firm Kenner, Bach, & Ledeen’s dirtiest work at the behest of the firm’s co-founder, Marty Bach. Burned out with his job as a fixer, his divorce, a failed business venture, and mounting debt have left Clayton inextricably tied to the firm. At U/North, meanwhile, the career of litigator Karen Crowder rests on the multi-million dollar settlement of a class-action suit that Clayton’s firm is leading to a seemingly successful conclusion. But when Kenner Bach’s brilliant and guilt-ridden attorney Arthur Edens sabotages the U/North case, Clayton faces the biggest challenge of his career and his life.
Midsomer murders. Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, c2004.
John Nettles, Daniel Casey. An apparent suicide turns out to be
Midsomer murders. Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, c2004.
John Nettles, Daniel Casey. After a student at an elite school is murdered, suspicion falls on villagers resentful of the school’s snobbery.
Midsomer murders. Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, c2004.
John Nettles, Daniel Casey. Just before a big competition, someone starts killing members of the church bell-ringing team.
Midsomer murders. Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, c2004.
John Nettles, Daniel Casey. Members of a ladies reading group are being murdered.
Midsomer murders. Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, .
John Nettles, Daniel Casey. Barnaby and Troy investigate death threats against a local woman.
The Muppet Show. Special ed. Burbank, Calif. : Buena Vista Home Entertainment, c2005.
This Emmy Award-winning variety series embraced the spirit of Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics like no other show since: “Something familiar, something peculiar, something for everyone.” For the kids, there are Jim Henson’s ingenious Muppet characters cavorting backstage and center stage. For the adults, there is a wonderfully odd and oddly wonderful roster of actors and entertainers. (from Barnes and Noble).
National treasure. Widescreen. [United States] : Burbank, CA : Walt Disney Home Entertainment ; Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, c2005.
Since his childhood, Benjamin Franklin Gates has known that he is a descendant of a long line of people whose job it has been to guard a treasure hidden by the Founding Fathers. They hid clues to its whereabouts in the country’s currency and on the back of the Declaration of Independence. Now, Ben has learned of a plot to steal the Declaration, and has only one option: he has to steal it himself. Even if he pulls off this monumental task, keeping the treasure safe is still going to be incredibly hard, especially since the FBI now knows of his plans.
Night at the museum. Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2007.
Larry Daley is a divorced father who can’t seem to keep a job for more than a week. He applies for a job at the Museum of Natural History and is assigned as a night guard. However, a seemingly easy job turns out to be an adventure when he finds that an ancient curse has caused the “inhabitants” of the museum to come to life.
No country for old men. Burbank, CA : Miramax Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, c2008.
Llewelyn Moss is a Vietnam vet who could use a break. One morning while hunting antelope, he spies several trucks surrounded by dead bodies. He decides to examine the site. He finds a case filled with $2 million and a truck loaded with heroin. Moss takes it with him, tells his wife he’s going away for awhile, and hits the road until he can determine his next move. On the way from El Paso to the Mexican border, he discovers he’s being followed by ex-special ops agent Chigurh. Chigurh’s weapon of choice is a cattle gun, and he uses it on everyone who gets in his way. Just as Sheriff Bell, a World War II vet, is on Moss’s trail, Chigurh’s former colleague, Wells, is on his.
Once. Culver City, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2007.
A Guy lives in Dublin. He is a guitarist/singer-songwriter who makes a living by fixing vacuum cleaners in his Dad’s Hoover repair shop by day. By night, he sings and plays for money on the Dublin streets. A Girl from Czechoslovakia loves to play the piano when she gets a chance. During the day she does odd jobs. At night she takes care of her mom and her daughter. Guy meets Girl, and they get to know each other. Girl helps Guy put together a demo disc so he can take it to London in hope of landing a music contract. At the same time, the Guy and the Girl work through their past loves, and reveal their budding love for one another, through their songs.
Prime suspect. [Silver Spring, MD] : Acorn Media, c2007.
Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison finds herself searching for Sallie Sturdy, a fourteen-year-old girl presumed murdered. Facing the hospitalization of her father, descending deeper into alcoholism, and resisting pressure to retire quietly, Tennison vows to bring Sallie’s killer to justice before ending her career. She forges a surprising friendship with Penny Philips, Sallie’s best friend.
The pursuit of happyness. Widescreen ed. Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2007.
In 1981, Chris Gardner was a struggling salesman. His wife worked double shifts to support the family including their young son, Christopher. In the face of this difficult life, Chris has the desperate inspiration to try for a stockbroker internship where one in twenty has a chance of a lucrative full time career. Even when his wife leaves him because of this choice, Chris clings to this dream. The odds become more daunting by the day. Together, father and son struggle through homelessness, jail time, tax seizure and the overall punishing despair in a quest that would make Gardner a respected millionaire.
The Queen. [London] : Granada Screen Ltd. : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, c2005, c2007.
The Queen begins with a familiar epigraph “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown” - Henry IV, Part II. The action of the film takes place during the week following the death, on August 31, 1997 of Diana, Princess of Wales. One of its accomplishments, courtesy of adroit use of newsreel and other contemporary footage, is to remind viewers of the deep sadness that surrounded that event. It is also about the divergent and potentially ruinous ways the monarch and Prime Minister Tony Blair responded to the resulting torrent of national grief.
Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear window. Collector’s ed. ; widescreen. Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios, c1954.
James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, Raymond Burr. As a photographer with a broken leg, Stewart takes up the fine art of spying on his Greenwich Village neighbors during a summer heat wave. Things really begin to get hot when he suspects a salesman may have murdered his nagging wife and buried the body in a flower garden. He actively enlists the help of his girlfriend to investigate the highly suspicious chain of events. Events that ultimately lead to one of the most memorable and gripping endings in film history.
Star wars. Limited ed. ; Enhanced trilogy version. Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2006.
A rebel ship is being boarded by the tyrannical Darth Vader. Luke Skywalker, with his new allies, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Ben Kenobi, C-3PO, R2-D2, attempt to rescue rebel leader, Princess Leia, from the clutches of the Empire. The conclusion is culminated as the Rebels, including Skywalker and flying ace Wedge Antilles make an attack on the Empires most powerful and ominous weapon, the Death Star.
A stranger in the kingdom. Woodland Hills, CA : Ardustry Home Entertainment, c2004.
During the '50s, the service record of former Army chaplain Walter Andrews (Ernie Hudson) makes such an impression that he's hired over the telephone to serve as minister at a small town in rural Vermont. Only when Andrews arrives to begin work do the townspeople realize he's black. Despite some hostility from certain locals, he's accepted into the community. However, when young Claire LaRivierre (Jordan Bayne), is found murdered in the forest nearby, Andrews becomes the leading suspect because he gave her shelter.
Dr. Strangelove, or, How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb. 40th anniversary special ed. Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, c2004.
In this dark comedy, chaos erupts when a general orders an attack on the Russians, which subsequently will trigger the Russian “Doomsday Device.” The President and his aides struggle to find a way to stop the impending doom.
30 days of night. Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2008, c2007.
An isolated Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun sinks below the horizon. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires bent on an uninterrupted orgy of destruction. Only the town’s husband-and-wife Sheriff team stands between the survivors and certain destruction.
Titanic. 10th anniversary ed. ; Two-disc collector’s set. Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, c2007.
This spectacular epic re-creates the ill-fated maiden voyage of the White Star Line’s $7.5 million R.M.S Titanic and the tragic sea disaster of April 15, 1912. Running over three hours and made with the combined contributions of two major studios (20th Century-Fox, Paramount) at a cost of more than $200 million, Titanic ranked as the most expensive film in Hollywood history at the time of its release, and became the most successful. (from the All Movie Guide).
To kill a mockingbird. Collector’s ed. Universal City, Calif. : Universal, c1998.
The setting is a dusty Southern town during the Depression. A white woman accuses a black man of rape. Though he is obviously innocent, the outcome of his trial is such a foregone conclusion that no lawyer will step forward to defend him—except the town’s most distinguished citizen. His compassionate defense costs him many friendships but earns him the respect and admiration of his two motherless children.
Volver. Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2007.
Raimunda lives in Madrid with her daughter Paula and her drunk husband Paco. Her sister, Sole, is separated and works clandestinely as a hairstylist for women. Years ago, in the sisters’ birth village, they lost their parents in a fire in La Mancha. Their aunt, Paula, still lives in the village and continues to speak about her sister Irene, mother of the two sisters, as if she were still alive. When the old aunt dies the situation changes and the past returns (volver).
Wizard of Oz. Two-disc special ed. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2005.
Disc 1. Feature film. Special features: Commentary ; The wonderful wizard of Oz storybook ; the restoration of Oz ; actor bios.—Disc 2. The Wonderful wizard of Oz : the making of a movie classic (1990 TV special) ; Memories of Oz (2001 TCM documentary); “The art of imagination: A tribute to Oz”; “Because of the wonderful things it does: The legacy of Oz”; Harold Arlen’s home movies ; outtakes and deleted scenes ; Tornado tests ; Off to see the wizard ; stills gallery ; theatrical trailers. Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Billie Burke, Margaret Hamilton, Charley Grapewin, The Munchkins. When a nasty neighbor tries to have her dog put to sleep, Dorothy takes her dog, Toto, and starts to run away. A tornado appears and carries her to the magical land of Oz. Wishing to return home, she begins to travel to the city of Oz where a great wizard lives. On her way she meets a Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man who wants a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who desperately needs courage. They all hope the all-mighty Wizard of Oz will help them, but they have to get to the Emerald City before the Wicked Witch of the West catches up with them.