Monday, November 03, 2008

New books and media for November 2008


Albert, Susan Wittig. The tale of Briar Bank : the cottage tales of Beatrix Potter. 1st ed. New York : Berkley Prime Crime, c2008.

At the start of Albert’s delightful fifth cottage tale (after 2007’s The Tale of Hawthorn House), Beatrix Potter, dismayed by the frosty atmosphere at home in London with her demanding parents, returns to Hill Top Farm in the Lake District, where she gets caught in a blizzard. As she catches up on local gossip, Beatrix learns of the demise of a longtime resident, Hugh Wickstead, killed by a falling tree limb in the woods. Was Hugh the victim of a curse after he unearthed ancient treasure? Of course, the animals have their own stories to tell, and Beatrix turns to them for help in the investigation. (from Publishers Weekly).

Baldacci, David. Divine justice. 1st ed. New York : Grand Central Pub., c2008.
Former CIA assassin Oliver Stone (aka John Carr) boards a New Orleans-bound train at Washington’s Union Station after shooting to death “a well-known U.S. senator and the nation’s intelligence chief,” the two men responsible for his wife’s murder. Ever the Good Samaritan, Stone intervenes in a fight on the train, but when the Amtrak conductor asks to see his ID, he gets off at the next station, knowing his fake ID won’t withstand scrutiny. So much for Stone’s vaunted ability as a resourceful planner. This sudden detour takes Stone to Divine, Va., a mining town where he becomes enmeshed in corruption and intrigue. . .(from Publishers Weekly).

Barry, Sebastian. The secret scripture. 1st American ed. New York : Viking, c2008.
Facing her 100th birthday Roseanne McNulty has decided to record her past from inside a mental hospital, and while the facility is scheduled to close, Dr. Grene takes an interest in Roseanne to determine if she is capable of reentering society, but when a document— written by a local priest—surfaces, it offers a history different from the one Roseanne offers.

Bauman, Natasha. The disorder of longing. New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, c2008.
Ada Pryce, a progressive Bostonian woman in the 1890s, yearns to escape her socially constrictive marriage to Edward, a hobbyist who tries to suppress his wife’s physical desires, and when three orchid hunters stop by, she gets the opportunity to go on an adventure across the ocean to the Amazon.

Beaton, M. C. A spoonful of poison : an Agatha Raisin mystery. 1st St. Martin’s Minotaur ed. New York : St. Martin’s Minotaur, c2008.
Cranky but lovable sleuth Agatha Raisin’s detective agency has become so successful that she wants nothing more than to take quality time for rest and relaxation. But as soon as she begins closing the agency on weekends, she remembers that when she has plenty of quality time, she doesn’t know what to do with it. So it doesn’t take much for the vicar of a nearby village to persuade her to help publicize the church fete--especially when the fair’s organizer, George Selby, turns out to be a gorgeous widower. Agatha brings out the crowds for the fete, all right, but there’s more going on than innocent village fun.

Belzer, Richard. I am not a cop! : a novel. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2008.
When Richard Belzer meets Rudy Markovich, nyc medical examiner, for dinner in Brighton Beach, he has little reason to expect anything more than a friendly bull session. But in the next twenty-four hours Belzer finds himself in the middle of a vicious street brawl, splashed across the tabloid headlines as an out-of-control celeb, and fearing for the life of his good pal Rudy—who police assume is sleeping at the bottom of the East River.

Blundy, Anna. Vodka neat : a Faith Zanetti thriller. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Thomas Dunne Books, c2008.
Foreign correspondent Faith Zanetti, posted to Moscow, is shocked when she is arrested shortly after her arrival for a double murder that occurred sixteen years earlier when she was married to Dimitri, a black marketer, and living illegally in the country, and although a lack of evidence demands her release, Faith embarks on a mission to clear her name.

Bly, Carol. Shelter half : a novel. Duluth, Minn. : Holy Cow! Press, c2008.
Presents a novel about people in a small Minnesota town who come face to face with the cruelty that surrounds them.

Bowen, Rhys. A royal pain. large print. New York : Berkley Prime Crime, c2008.
The Queen of England has concocted a plan in which Lady Georgie is to entertain a Bavarian princess and conveniently place her in the playboy Prince’s path, in the hopes that he might finally marry. But queens never take money into account. Georgie has very little, which is why she moonlights as a maid-in-disguise. She must draw up plans: clean house to make it look like a palace; have Granddad and her neighbor pretend to be the domestic staff; un-teach Princess Hanni the English she’s culled from American gangster movies; cure said Princess of her embarrassing shoplifting habit; and keep an eye on her at parties. Then there’s the worrying matter of the body in the bookshop and Hanni’s unwitting involvement with the Communist Party.

Brandreth, Gyles Daubeney. Oscar Wilde and a death of no importance. 1st Touchstone ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008, c2007.
Presents a historical mystery based on real events and features Oscar Wilde, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Robert Sherard as they investigate the murder of a young artist’s model.

Brown, Carrie. The rope walk : a novel. 1st Anchor Books ed. New York : Anchor Books, 2008, c2007.
Alice MacCauley’s eleventh summer is shaped by new friendship, the twinges of first love, and adult lessons about life and death when she and Theo, a New York City boy of mixed race visiting his white New England grandparents, become the companions of Kenneth, an artist dying of and losing his eyesight to AIDS, reading him the journals of Lewis and Clark and building him a secret “rope walk” through the woods.

Brown, Rita Mae. Hounded to death : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Ballantine Books, c2008.
From New York Times bestselling author Rita Mae Brown comes the latest novel in her enthralling series of foxhunting mysteries. Richly imagined and utterly engaging, Hounded to Death reveals the cutthroat world of competitive hound shows as both humans and animals alike try to solve a series of bizarre deaths.

Brown, Rita Mae. Rubyfruit jungle. New York : Bantam Books, c1988.

Molly Bolt has never cared what anyone thinks of her, and she proves that by falling in love with the head cheerleader, seducing an heiress, and becoming one of New York’s greatest filmmakers despite society’s low opinion of her.

Brownrigg, Sylvia. Morality tale : a novel. Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2008.

Pan, disenchanted with her marriage to Alan, who is still too involved with his combative ex-wife Theresa, and not exactly happy to have acquired two stepsons, begins a mild flirtation with an envelope salesman who comes into the stationery store where she works and leaves her romantic letters, but when Alan finds the missives he becomes upset and the couple must decide where their relationship is heading.

Bynum, Sarah Shun-lien. Ms. Hempel chronicles. 1st ed. Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2008.
A collection of eight interconnected stories about Ms. Beatrice Hempel, a middle school English teacher.

Chiaverini, Jennifer. The quilter’s kitchen : an Elm Creek Quilts novel with recipes. New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, c2008.
The Quilter’s Kitchen follows Anna Del Maso’s flavorful explorations of the kitchens of Elm Creek Manor, past and present. As she records beloved recipes and creates original dishes seasoned with love, she discovers anew how the gifts of the table gather friends and family ever closer. (from the publisher, edited).

Cleeves, Ann. White nights : a thriller. 1st U.S. ed. New York : St. Martin’s Minotaur, c2008.
Detective Jimmy Perez sets out to learn the truth about the death of a mysterious Englishman found hanging from a rafter a day after claiming he could not remember who he was or where he came from, while also investigating the murder of a local musician, and his job is complicated by the confusion caused by midsummer in the Shetland Islands, a time when the sun never sets.

Connelly, Michael. The brass verdict : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown and Company, c2008.
Things are finally looking up for defense attorney Mickey Haller. After two years of wrong turns, Haller is back in the courtroom. When Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent is murdered, Haller inherits his biggest case yet: the defense of Walter Elliott, a prominent studio executive accused of murdering his wife and her lover.

Coulter, Catherine. TailSpin. Large print ed. New York, NY : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, c2008.
FBI Special Agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock are assigned to protect Dr. MacLean, a physician with frontal lobe dementia that could compromise his ability to maintain doctor-patient confidentiality. With a patient list made up of Washington movers and shakers, MacLean’s role as a keeper of secrets is jeopardized as well. Is there someone out there so desperate that they’d kill the doctor for what he knows? It is up to Jackson, Savich, and Sherlock to find out—no matter the cost—From publisher description.

Dams, Jeanne M. Indigo Christmas : a Hilda Johansson mystery. Palo Alto [Calif.] : Perseverance Press/John Daniel, c2008.
Hilda Johansson Cavanaugh, trapped between her old life as a housemaid and new role as a wealthy wife, tries to prove her friend’s husband innocent of theft, arson, and murder and helps to create a Christmas party for street boys.

De Castrique, Mark. Blackman’s coffin. 1st ed. Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, c2008.
Sam Blackman, a chief warrant officer in the Criminal Investigation Detachment of the U.S. military, angry about the medical treatment he has received since losing a leg in Iraq, is presented with an intriguing mystery that takes his mind off his troubles and launches him into a ninety-year-old investigation with links to the recent murder of ex-Marine and fellow amputee Tikima Robertson.

DeMille, Nelson. The gate house. New York : Grand Central Pub., c2008.
When John Sutter’s aristocratic wife killed her mafia don lover, John left America and set out in his sailboat on a three-year journey around the world, eventually settling in London. Now, ten years later, he has come home to the Gold Coast, that stretch of land on the North Shore of Long Island that once held the greatest concentration of wealth and power in America, to attend the imminent funeral of an old family servant. Taking up temporary residence in the gatehouse of Stanhope Hall, John finds himself living only a quarter of a mile from Susan who has also returned to Long Island. But Susan isn’t the only person from John’s past who has reemerged: Though Frank Bellarosa, infamous Mafia don and Susan’s ex-lover, is long dead, his son, Anthony, is alive and well, and intent on two missions: Drawing John back into the violent world of the Bellarosa family, and exacting revenge on his father’s murderer - Susan Sutter.

Dick, Philip K. In Milton Lumky territory. 1st Tor ed. New York : Tor, 2008, c1985.

Bruce, a traveling salesman who drives around the Pacific Northwest looking for deals on typewriters, falls for Susan, an attractive woman who used to be his school teacher, and meets Milton Lumky, a paper salesperson whose immature view of the world causes Bruce and Susan to seek a way out of the dreary territory and culture.

Doig, Ivan. The eleventh man. 1st ed. Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2008.
The “Supreme Team” was Treasure State University’s 1941 undefeated football team whose WWII exploits are reported by teammate Ben Reinking—the eleventh man—whose war record tests the law of averages.

Engstrom, Elizabeth. The northwoods chronicles : a novel in stories. 1st ed. Detroit : Five Star, c2008.

A collection of twenty stories by American author Elizabeth Engstrom in which she blends stories of love, aging, sacrifice, and child abductions.

Erikson, Steven. Toll the hounds. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Tor, c2008.

In the city of Black Coral, ancient spirits are awakened, leading to a clash between the powerful new deities and the ancient Gods, culminating in a final battle that will change the course of history and threaten anyone caught in its path.

Eriksson, Kjell. The Demon of Dakar. 1st U.S. ed. New York : St. Martin’s Minotaur, c2008.
Swedish police inspector Ann Lindell learns that no one is above suspicion when she sets out to investigate a murder that keeps leading her back to the popular local restaurant Dakar.

Evans, Richard Paul. Grace. 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2008.
A man remembers a girl, Grace, from his childhood, and details how she, a runaway that he cared for, came to be his first kiss and his first love over the course of one life changing winter.

Ghosh, Amitav. Sea of poppies. 1st American ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2008.
The “Ibis” embarks on a journey from Calcutta with a diverse crew of sailors—which includes a bankrupt raja, a widowed tribeswoman, a Mulatto American freedman, and a French orphan—to the poppy fields in Ganges, to China’s nineteenth-century Opium War.

Glass, Julia. I see you everywhere. New York : Pantheon Books, c2008.
From the author of the best-selling Three Junes comes an intimate new work of fiction: a tale of two sisters, together and apart, told in their alternating voices over twenty-five years.

Greenwood, Kerry. Heavenly pleasures : a Corinna Chapman mystery. 1st U.S. ed. Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2008, c2005.
Bread baker Corinna Chapman investigates when the chocolates from her friend’s shop are sabotaged and her Israeli boyfriend gets roughed up by a man claiming to be a messiah.

Haigh, Jennifer. The condition : a novel. Large print ed. New York : HarperCollins, c2008.
Tells the story of the McKotches, a proper New England family that comes apart during one fateful summer, when the family notices something different in their daughter only to find she has Turner’s syndrome.

Harrison, Jim. The English major. 1st ed. New York : Groove Press, c2008.
Cliff, a retired Michigan high school teacher, cheated out of his family farm by Vivian, his ex-wife of thirty-eight years, embarks on a journey of discovery when he sets out on a road trip across America, determined to rename all the states and state names, and reconnect with his son and other people from the past.

Hemon, Aleksandar. The Lazarus project. New York : Riverhead Books, c2008.
Brik, a young writer in Chicago, travels through Eastern Europe with his friend Rora, tracing the life of Lazarus Averbuch, a Jewish immigrant who lived in Chicago until he was shot and killed by George Skippy, the chief of police, when Lazarus had attempted to deliver the officer a letter.

Hill, Marion Moore. Death books a return. Corona del Mar, CA : Pemberley Press, c2008.
Public librarian Juanita Wills discovers the unsolved murder of an African-American boy named Luther Dunlap, who was found on the all-white Wyndham high school track in 1959; when she pursues the investigation, an informant is poisoned, and she fears for her life while trying to uncover the truth.

Hogan, Linda. People of the whale. 1st ed. New York : W.W. Norton, c2008.
Raised in a remote seaside village, Thomas Witka Just marries Ruth, his beloved since infancy. But an ill-fated decision to fight in Vietnam changes his life forever: cut off from his Native American community, he fathers a child with another woman. When he returns home a hero, he finds his tribe in conflict over the decision to hunt a whale, both a symbol of spirituality and rebirth and a means of survival.

Housewright, David. Madman on a drum. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Minotaur, c2008.
Bobby Dunston, a homicide cop whose daughter has been kidnapped, gets help from his friend McKenzie, who handles the ransom drop-off and recovery of the child and then finds himself the target of an open contract on his life.

Huston, Nancy. Fault lines. New York : Black Cat, c2007.
Traces four generations of one family back to Germany during World War II, beginning with Sol, a young child whose mother singles him out because he carries a similar birthmark to his father, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Jeffries, Roderic. An instinctive solution. Sutton : Severn House, c2008.
The new Inspector Alvarez mystery - When Majorcan Inspector Enrique Alvarez is called upon to investigate the death of a woman found shot dead in her own home, all the evidence seems to point to her husband’s guilt. But Alvarez just doesn’t believe Herod is guilty. His reason? Instinct.

Johansen, Iris. Dark summer. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Press, c2008.
Devon Brady is a devoted veterinarian working in a makeshift hospital on a remote search and rescue mission. When a man arrives with his wounded black Lab, Ned, she has no idea that she is about to be plunged into a whirlwind of terror and destruction. Jude Marrock is out for revenge and has no choice but to involve Devon in a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game with an escalating body count. She doesn’t trust him one bit, but when the shots start flying and friends start falling, she finds herself with nowhere else to run. And there are innocent lives, both human and animal, at stake, including Ned and his mysterious pack. Is Jude her salvation or her damnation? Are the secrets he’s protecting worth killing for . . . or dying for?.

Katzir, Judith. Dearest Anne : a tale of impossible love. 1st ed. New York, NY : Feminist Press at the City University of New York, c2008.
As Rivi Shenhar comes of age in mid-1970s Israel, social change is in the air and peace talks between Israel and Egypt are in the works. After divorce shatters her family, Rivi is raised by her neglectful mother and helps care for her two younger brothers. She documents her feelings of abandonment and longing in a diary addressed to Anne Frank - a conceit that actually works - and develops a crush on her vibrant, soon-to-be-married literature teacher, a woman named Michaela Berg. (from Publishers Weekly).

Kellerman, Jonathan. Bones : an Alex Delaware novel. 1st ed. New York : Ballantine Books, c2008.

When Milo Sturgis, homicide detective, encounters a case that involves a sinister killer, he calls in psychologist Alex Delaware to help investigate the murder of several prostitutes and a musician, and the two have trouble coming up with an easy answer as deeper and darker clues arise.

Kiernan, Caitlin R. Murder of Angels. Roc. c2008.
Niki Ky spends her days in a medicated haze, haunted by the ghosts of those she left behind ten years ago after a confrontation against an unspeakable evil that left her shattered. To find peace, Niki must return to the house on the side of Red Mountain in Birmingham, Alabama--to face creatures no human should ever have to face...

Kingsbury, Karen. Someday. Large print. Carol Stream, Ill. : Tyndale House, c2008.
Pressures of the celebrity lifestyle weigh heavily on Dayne and Katy Matthews as they take on separate movie projects. Tabloid rumors talk of trouble and unfaithfulness between the two, but finally something drastic catches Daynes attention and makes him realize the destruction they’re playing with. But will it be too late? The Flanigan family recognizes the deep loss of the Christian Kids Theater program, and they lead a final effort to keep the theater from being torn down. Meanwhile, John Baxter takes the next step in his growing relationship with Elaine, giving him a season to contemplate selling the Baxter house and, along with it, losing a lifetime of memories made there. As the rest of the family considers the future and what may lie ahead, they must pull together like never before. Only their undying love for each other can help the Baxters get past the trials of today for a life they know is possible ... someday.—From publisher description.

Kingsbury, Karen. Oceans apart. Large print. Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, c2005.
Connor Evans, an airline pilot, tries to decide whether or not to accept into his family his young son from a previous affair with a stewardess.

Kleypas, Lisa. A Wallflower Christmas. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Press, c2008.
The Wallflowers are four young ladies in London who banded together in their wild and wickedly wonderful searches for true love. Now happily married, they join together once again to help one of the world’s most notorious rogues realize that happiness might be right under the mistletoe. .

Kring, Sandra. Thank you for all things. New York : Bantam Books, c2008.
Eleven-year-old Lucy McGowan learns about the trials of love and the grace of forgiveness after she and her family move to Timber Falls, Wisconsin, to care for Lucy’s dying grandfather, whom Lucy hopes will help her understand the secrets in her family’s past.

Le Carré, John. A most wanted man : a novel. 1st Scribner hardcover ed. New York : Scribner, c2008.
When boxer Melik Oktay and his mother, both Turkish Muslims living in Hamburg, take in a street person calling himself Issa at the start of this morally complex thriller from le Carré (The Mission Song), they set off a chain of events implicating intelligence agencies from three countries. (from Publishers Weekly).

Lehane, Dennis. The given day. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2008.
During the bloody police riots of the early twentieth century, a Boston police officer from a wealthy family, Danny Coughlin, joins a union movement to track down violent radicals, but his values are challenged when he learns that Luther Laurence, the African-American houseman who works for the Coughlin family, is connected with the NAACP.

Macomber, Debbie. Glad tidings. Don Mills, Ont. : MIRA, c2006.

There’s something about Christmas—Here comes trouble. Contains two Christmas stories, “Here Comes Trouble” in which Maryanne and Nolan Adams tell their children the story of how they met and fell in love, and “There’s Something About Christmas” in which reporter Emma Collins falls for handsome pilot Oliver Hamilton while covering a story.

Macomber, Debbie. Twenty wishes. large print. Don Mills, Ont : MIRA, c2008.
Thirty-eight-year-old widow Anne Marie Roche, the owner of a successful Seattle bookstore, creates a list of twenty wishes, and, while acting upon her wishes, encounters an eight-year-old girl named Ellen who helps her complete her list—with unexpected results.

Mankell, Henning. The eye of the leopard. New York : New Press, c2008.
Hans Olofson, a Swede who was raised by an alcoholic father and was forever changed by the deaths of two friends, journeys to Zambia where he tries to make a home on an egg farm, but has a difficult time assimilating to the culture.

Martínez, Guillermo. The book of murder. 1st American ed. New York : Viking, c2008.
Luciana, having grown paranoid about every little thing since working for Kloster, the famous writer, is convinced that the deaths of her boyfriend and loved ones are part of a malicious plot.

Masterton, Graham. The 5th witch. New York City : Leisure Books, c2008.
A crime cartel is using four witches to hold L.A. in a grip of fear. No one can stop them except the 5th witch.

Mayor, Archer. The catch : a Joe Gunther novel. 1st St. Martin’s Minotaur ed. New York : St. Martin’s Minotaur, c2008.
At the start of Mayor’s fine 19th Joe Gunther novel (after 2007’s Chat), Vermont deputy sheriff Brian Sleuter gets shot in the temple while making a routine traffic stop near the Canadian border. The video camera on Sleuter’s cruiser taped the murder, so it appears to be a simple case, but Mayor never makes things simple. . .(from Publishers Weekly).

McClanahan, Ed. O the clear moment. Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2008.
A fictionalized autobiography in which the author amuses about coming-of-age experiences beginning after he turned seventeen years old, and includes his first crush, hitchhiking, and other tales.

Michaels, Fern. Fast track. Large print. New York : Kensington Pub. Corp., c2008.
Back in the United States and ensconced in a new home on Big Pine Mountain in North Carolina, Myra, Kathryn, Annie, Alexis, Isabelle, Yoko, and Nikki of the Sisterhood are meeting their new employers, who have a dangerous new assignment in mind.

Morris, Roger. A vengeful longing : [a novel]. New York : Penguin Press, c2008.
It’s the middle of a hot, dusty St. Petersburg summer in the late 1860s. A doctor brings home a fancy box of chocolates for his wife and son - a strange gift on a sweltering Saturday afternoon.

Morton, Kate. The house at Riverton : a novel. 1st Atria Books hardcover ed. New York : Atria Books, c2008.
Ninety-eight-year-old Grace Bradley is visited by a young director who takes her back to Riverton House where she reveals the secret behind the death of a young poet in the summer of 1924.

Muller, Marcia. Burn out. 1st ed. New York : Grand Central, c2008.
Sharon McCone flees to her ranch in California’s high desert country to contemplate her future and is drawn into a dangerous case involving a Native American woman that makes Sharon come to terms with her Shoshone heritage.

Neugeboren, Jay. 1940 : a novel. [Brooklyn, N.Y.] : Two Dollar Radio, c2008.

Austrian Jew Dr. Eduard Bloch, living in safety in the Bronx thanks to the personal intervention of his former patient Adolf Hitler, is in the midst of writing his memoirs of the Hitler family when he becomes caught up in the life of medical illustrator Elisabeth Rofman, who becomes increasingly unstable as she tries to deal with her mentally disturbed son, her pompous ex-husband, and her missing father.

Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic medicine show. 1st ed. New York : TOR, c2008.
Contains eighteen stories from Orson Scott Card’s online magazine “InterGalactic Medicine Show,” showcasing the talents of new and well-known science fiction and fantasy writers, including four stories by Card set in the Ender Universe.

Parker, Robert B.. Rough weather. New York : Putnam, c2008.

A hurricane-level storm hinders a kidnapping, and Spenser goes on a search for the man responsible—the infamous Gray Man, who has both helped and hunted Spenser in the past.

Perry, Anne. A Christmas grace : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Ballantine Books, c2008.

With Christmas just around the corner, Thomas Pitt’s sister-in-law, Emily Radley, is suddenly called from London to be with her dying aunt. Leaving her husband and two children behind, Emily makes the long journey to an all-but-forgotten town in the county of Connemara, on the western coast of Ireland. She soon discovers that a tragic legacy haunts the once closeknit community.

Pronzini, Bill. The other side of silence : a novel of suspense. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Walker and Co., c2008.
On his third day in Death Valley, Rick Fallon comes upon a deserted Toyota Camry, and soon thereafter, the almost-dead body of Casey Dunbar. Having rescued her, Fallon soon learns what had driven her to give up on life—and, his own life on hold, he resolves to unravel the twisted and dangerous strands of hers, a quest that leads him to the glitter-dome of Las Vegas.

Reese, James. The Dracula dossier. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2008.
Bram Stoker, frustrated in his writing career, returns to London in 1888 and, while walking through Whitechapel, briefly spots a strange American acquaintance and is soon caught up in the investigation of a crime spree; with help from his friends Walt Whitman and Lady Jane Wilde, he tries to find the killer and clear his own name.

Rosoff, Meg. What I was. 1st American ed. New York : Viking, 2008, c2007.
In 1960s Britain, a young boarding school student breaks rules to maintain a friendship with a reclusive teen who lives in a hut by the sea, and after his friend falls ill, learns a dark secret that changes both of their lives.

Ross, Ann B. Miss Julia paints the town. New York : Viking, c2008.

Miss Julia devises a plan to expose some of Abbotsville’s more eccentric characters in an effort to chase off a developer who wants to tear down the historic courthouse and build some upscale condominiums, while at the same time trying to counsel and console a host of female friends whose husbands all seem to have come down with a bad case of spring fever.

Sandford, John, 1944 Feb. 23-. Heat lightning. New York : Putnam’s, c2008.
Upon the discovery of the second body, shot and left near a veterans’ memorial with a lemon stuck in its mouth, Virgil Flowers works to uncover who he believes to be a serial killer, while also trying to detect any possible link to the bodies.

Sawyer, Kim Vogel. My heart remembers : a novel. large print. Minneapolis, Minn. : Bethany House, c2008.
Orphaned in a tenement fire, Maelle, eight, and her siblings are sent to Missouri. Despite her best efforts to keep them together, each child is adopted by a different family. Maelle vows never to stop looking for her siblings, and 16 years later, she’s still searching. Connected by blood, divided by time, will they ever be reunited?.

Scotch, Allison Winn. Time of my life : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Shaye Areheart Books, c2008.
Jillian has what seems to be a perfect life--a beautiful house in the suburbs, a loving husband, and an adorable baby girl. But she also has a nagging feeling that something isn’t quite right. Could it have something to do with Jackson, her past boyfriend, who couldn’t be more different than her solid, stable, and perfectly predictable husband, Henry? One morning, Jillian wakes up seven years in the past, in bed with Jackson, and she has the chance to live her life again--a do over, complete with the knowledge of what her future will become. (from Library Journal).

Sedaris, David. Holidays on ice : featuring six new stories. New York : Little, Brown & Co., c2008.
A best-selling classic features six additional works on the joys and embarrassments of favorite holidays, in a volume that includes tales of tardy trick-or-treaters, the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to another culture, and a barnyard Secret Santa scheme gone awry.

Segura, Jonathan. Occupational hazards. 1st Simon & Schuster trade pbk. ed. New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, c2008.
Bernard Cockburn is a beat reporter for the Omaha Weekly News-Telegraph. His boss has him chasing dead-end stories on real estate and county funding irregularities when he’d rather be working on that handful of neglected exposés in his bottom desk drawer - or self-medicating in the apartment he shares with an on-again, off-again girlfriend. Then Cockburn finds himself at a bloody crime scene in downtown Omaha and uncovers a lead in what soon becomes the only story worth pursuing, one that just might pull him down and keep him there for good.

Shreve, Anita. Testimony : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2008.
At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape. A Pandora’s box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voices—those of the men, women, teenagers, and parents involved in the scandal—that details the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment.

Simenon, Georges, 1903-1989. My friend Maigret. New York : Penguin Books, c2007.
Inspector Maigret travels to Paris to investigate the murder of a small time crook who claimed Maigret was his friend, and counts a prostitute, an elderly woman, and an anarchist as suspects, but cannot uncover a motive.

Sparks, Nicholas. The lucky one. 1st ed. New York : Grand Central Pub., c2008.
In his 14th book, bestselling author Nicholas Sparks tells the unforgettable story of a man whose brushes with death lead him to the love of his life.

Steampunk. San Francisco : Tachyon, c2008.

An anthology of short stories by various authors set in alternate Victorian eras populated by steam-powered robots, mad scientists, and futuristic heroes.

Steel, Danielle. A good woman. New York : Delacorte Press, c2008.

Danielle Steel’s new novel introduces one of her most unique and fascinating characters: Annabelle Worthington, a remarkable woman, a good woman, a true survivor who triumphs against overwhelming odds.

Steel, Danielle. Rogue. Large print. New York : Delacorte Press, c2008.
Blake, a millionaire dot-com entrepreneur and Maxine, a psychiatrist specializing in childhood trauma and adolescent suicide, are divorced. Maxine is about to marry Dr. Charles West when a devastating earthquake strikes near one of Blake’s palatial foreign homes and he sees hundreds of orphaned children in need of shelter. Now Blake wants Maxine in his life again, as a partner in a humanitarian project that could change countless lives.

Stirling, S. M. In the courts of the crimson kings. 1st ed. New York : Tor, c2008.

Archaeologist Jeremy Wainman, sent to Mars in 2000 by the U.S. Aerospace Force to explore the lost city of Rema-Dza, falls in love with Martian mercenary and guide Teyud za-Zhalt, who, as heir to the Crimson Dynasty, enlists him in a dangerous quest to save the Ruby Throne.

Thayer, Steve. The leper. 1st ed. St. Cloud, Minn. : North Star Press of St. Cloud, c2008.
World War I veteran John Eric Severson is fired from his job as a schoolteacher after being diagnosed with leprosy and sets off on a journey that takes him to a desolate leper colony in the swamps of Louisiana, where he struggles to escape and return to the woman he loves.

Truman, Margaret, 1924-2008. Murder inside the Beltway : a Capital crimes novel. 1st ed. New York : Ballantine Books, c2008.
Rosalie Curzon, a Washington, D.C., call girl, is found bludgeoned to death in her Adams-Morgan apartment. Investigating the grisly homicide are Walt Hatcher, a tough, sour, intolerant twenty-three-year veteran of the D.C. police department; Detective Mary Hall, who, unhappy with the way women are treated on the force, is conflicted about her career; and rookie cop Matthew Jackson, an introspective young man and the product of a mixed-race marriage, whom Hatcher looks down on.

Updike, John. The widows of Eastwick. 1st ed. New York : Knopf, c2008.
More than three decades have passed since the events described in John Updike’s The Witches of Eastwick. The three divorcées - Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie - have left town, remarried, and become widows. They cope with their grief and solitude as widows do: they travel the world, to such foreign lands as Canada, Egypt, and China, and renew old acquaintances.

Vincenzi, Penny. An outrageous affair. 1st ed. Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press, c2008.
Cloe Windsor discovered that the truth could kill when her famous, rich and charming husband committed suicide.... Fleur FitzPatrick found out that the truth could kill during the long and painful journey to avenge her father’s death. Caroline Hunterton had always known of its destructive power, but her long buried past was a secret which could not be kept forever. From the Suffolk countryside in World War II to the decadence of post war Hollywood, from the glitz of Madison Avenue to the excesses of the theatrical aristocracy in London, An Outrageous Affair tells the story of one such truth, brought to light by the brutal investigative skills of one man, and by the publication of the book he was determined to write.

Wall, Kathryn R. The Mercy Oak. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Minotaur, c2008.
Young widow Bay Tanner, a private investigator in South Carolina, tries to discover what knowledge she possesses that makes her such a threat when the FBI and Homeland Security warn her away from getting involved in the disappearance of her housekeeper Dolores, the mysterious death of an immigration activist, and a string of bank robberies.

Woods, Stuart. Hot mahogany. New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, c2008.
Stone Barrington, having accepted an assignment to watch over CIA agent Lance Cabot’s brother who is suffering from amnesia, finds out that the man he is guarding had stolen gold coins from the South Vietnamese government and may be responsible for the theft of a twenty-four million dollar antique secretary.

Wroblewski, David. The story of Edgar Sawtelle : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Ecco, c2008.
A tale reminiscent of “Hamlet” that also celebrates the alliance between humans and dogs follows speech-disabled Wisconsin youth Edgar, who bonds with three yearling canines and struggles to prove that his sinister uncle is responsible for his father’s death.


004.673 ZIT
Zittrain, Jonathan (Jonathan L.). The future of the Internet : and how to stop it. New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2008.
Describes the history of Internet technologies, which includes GPS, iPod, TiVo, and Wikipedia, and examines the abuses of the various platforms due to the relative openness of programs.

153.6 ROS
Rosenberg, Marshall B. Nonviolent communication : a language of life. 2nd ed. Encinitas, CA : PuddleDancer Press, c2003.
Emphasizes the importance of nonviolent communication, discussing how people can be true to their values in every aspect of life, break patterns that lead to arguments and conflict, create supportive social structures, and develop relationships based on respect, compassion, and cooperation.

170 NEI
Neiman, Susan. Moral clarity : a guide for grown-up idealists. 1st ed. Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2008.
Discusses the philosophical connection between morality and religion, and discusses good and evil, as well as heroism and nobility, and focuses on the difference between the real and the possible.

303.4833 SHI
Shirky, Clay. Here comes everybody : the power of organizing without organizations. New York : Penguin Press, c2008.
Looks at how tools such as instant messaging, mobile phones, Weblogs, and wikis have amplified group communications, and discusses how changes in communications are transforming society.

362.88 HUT
Hutchison, Katy. Walking after midnight : one woman’s journey through murder, justice, & forgiveness. Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, c2006.

Author Katy Hutchison shares the story about the murder of her husband, the life she built with her sons after the life-changing event, and her forgiveness of the assailant.

364.6 ZEH
Zehr, Howard. The little book of restorative justice. Intercourse, PA : Good Books, c2002.
A brief overview of restorative justice that explains how the process can be used to help victims, offenders, and community members take part in the process of identifying and addressing the harms, needs, and obligations of all those affected by a crime.

371.5 AMS
Amstutz, Lorraine Stutzman. The little book of restorative discipline for schools : teaching responsibility, creating caring climates. Intercourse, PA : Good Books, c2005.

Offers educators a variety of restorative discipline techniques designed to help them teach their students the importance of avoiding criminal behavior.

422 HIT
Hitchings, Henry. The secret life of words : how English became English. London : John Murray, c2008.

The Secret Life of Words is a wide-ranging account not only of the history of English language and vocabulary, but also of how words witness history, reflect social change, and remind us of our past.

658.872 KAU
Kaushik, Avinash. Web analytics : an hour a day. Indianapolis, Ind. : Sybex, c2007.

This step-by-step guide shows you how to implement a successful Web analytics strategy.

708.147 KOT
Kotik, Charlotta. Open house : working in Brooklyn. Brooklyn, N.Y. : Brooklyn Museum, c2004.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition ‘Open house : working in Brooklyn’ presented at the Brooklyn Museum, April 17-August 15, 2004.

709 WUH
Wu Hung. Transience : Chinese experimental art at the end of the twentieth century. Rev. ed. Chicago : University of Chicago Press : David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, 2005.
In a groundbreaking approach to avant-garde Chinese art, the 1999 exhibition “Transience: Chinese Experimental Art at the End of the Twentieth Century” established a historical framework for current artistic production in China. Organized by the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago, the show and its catalog highlighted the diverse responses of twenty-two artists to China’s recent history and current social transformation. These detailed essays on the artists and their works are now available in a revised edition of the exhibition catalog. Written by Wu Hung, a leading authority and the curator of the exhibit, Transience explores contemporary Chinese art through the themes of demystification, ruins, and transience, and represents an original perspective in the continuing discussion on Chinese experimental art.

709.04 ROT
Walker Art Center. Bits & pieces put together to present a semblance of a whole : Walker Art Center collections / Joan Rothfuss and Elizabeth Carpenter. 1st ed. Minneapolis : Walker Art Center, c2005.
Contains essays, arranged alphabetically by artist, and more than 650 reproductions of works of art that provide an overview of the collections held at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and includes brief histories of each department.

709.05 CHO
Chong, Doryun. Brave new worlds. 1st ed. Minneapolis, Minn. : New York : Walker Art Center ; Available through D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, c2007.

Addressing contemporary international art beyond glib expressions of globalism, Brave New Worlds assesses the current state of political consciousness and its multivalent artistic manifestations in an era characterized by the unraveling of a unified world order. Guided by the questions “How do we know?,” “How do we experience?” and “How do we dream about the world?,” 24 artists from Southeastern Europe to South America, from the Middle East to East Asia and from North Africa to North America propose their own answers in paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations and videos. The catalogue includes several brief “correspondent” essays, inspired by newspaper reports and penned by an international cast of young art historians, critics and curators, including Max Andrews and Mariana Canepa Luna (Spain), Cecilia Brunson (Chile), Hu Fang (China), Tone Hansen (Norway), Mihnea Mircan (Romania) and Jose Roca (Colombia). Recent texts by philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah, celebrated author and activist Arundhati Roy and award-winning foreign correspondent Janine di Giovanni provide additional perspectives on global affairs of the past decade. In addition, Brave New Worlds features an artist insert by Lia Perjovschi of Romania, entitled “Subjective Art History from Modernism to Today,” and entries on each individual artist.

709.78 HOG
Hogan, Erin. Spiral Jetta : a road trip through the land art of the American West. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2008.
Facing a midlife crisis of sorts, Hogan, a “recovering art historian,” took a three-week trek in search of the American Sublime. Her destinations were “monuments of American land art,” including Robert Smithson’s “Spiral Jetty,” a coil of earth and rock built in the Great Salt Lake in 1970. Short on personal information - we never learn much about Hogan, or about Todd, her eventual companion - this travel memoir nonetheless offers a soft lens on some hard ideas. (from the New Yorker).

739.2 HUE
Viennese silver : modern design 1780-1918 ; [on the occasion of the exhibition “Viennese silver. Modern design 1780-1918” at the Neue Galerie New York (October 17, 2003-February 15, 2004) ; and the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna (November 11, 2004-March 13, 2005)]. Ostfildern-Ruit : Hatje Cantz, c2003.

This heavily illustrated book was published in conjuction with a 2003-2005 exhibition of Viennese silver.

745.107 KOV
Kovel, Ralph M. Kovels’ antiques & collectibles price list 2009. New York : Poole : Black Dog & Leventhal ; Chris Lloyd [distributor], c2008.

Organized into categories that collectors most want, from Depression Glass, Dolls, and Jewelry to Furniture, Porcelain, and Sports Memorabilia, this photo-filled guide includes user-friendly indexes, cross-references, and expert comments and tips throughout, empowering users to buy, sell, and collect with confidence.

759.13 CAL
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976. Calder : gouaches 1942-1976. New York, NY : PaceWildenstein, c2006.

This book is a catalog of an exhibition held at PaceWildenstein, 32 East 57th Street, New York, in 2006.

759.13 NAU
Naumann, Francis M. Conversion to modernism : the early work of Man Ray. New Brunswick, N.J. Montclair, N.J. : Rutgers University Press ; Montclair Art Museum, c2003.
This book is the first comprehensive, fully illustrated work to examine artist Man Ray’s seminal years, beginning with his high school years in Brooklyn, his studies at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Design in New York, and the time he spent in life drawing classes at the more progressive Ferrer Center. (from the publisher, edited).

759.4 LEV
Levitov, Karen. Camille Pissarro : impressions of city & country. New York : New Haven : Jewish Museum ; Yale University Press, c2007.

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) was a ceaseless innovator and organizer whose ideological concerns were as profound as his aesthetic interests. Camille Pissarro: Impressions of City and Country examines how Pissarro’s artistic theories and social convictions influenced his Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist work.

759.94 ZOR
Zorach, Rebecca. Paper museums : the reproductive print in Europe, 1500-1800. Chicago, Ill. : David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, c2005.

As relatively inexpensive, transportable, and storable objects, prints occupied an important place in early modern European culture. Many of them reproduced other works of art and we now call them “reproductive” prints. They were often considered to be of lower status than so-called “original” prints, yet in their initial historical and cultural context, reproductive prints were crucial to the forging of a common visual culture. Paper Museums offers an important interpretive survey of these remarkable works.

769.92 DER
DeRose, Elizabeth C.. Jasper Johns : from plate to print. New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Art Gallery, c2006.

This book chronicles the creation and printing of a work of art by American artist Jasper Johns.

769.92 FOG
Fogle, Douglas. Andy Warhol/Supernova : stars, deaths, and disasters, 1962-1964. 1st ed. Minneapolis : Walker Art Center, c2005.
Catalog of an exhibition at the Walker Art Center, Nov. 13, 2005-Feb. 23, 2006; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Mar. 18-June 18, 2006; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, July 8-Oct. 1, 2006.

782.1 SMI
Smith, Ken. Fate! Luck! Chance! : Amy Tan, Stewart Wallace, and the making of The Bonesetter’s Daughter opera. San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2008.

Serendipity and innovative collaboration turned The Bonesetter’s Daughter, Amy Tan’s best-selling novel, into a pioneering opera which debuts in 2008 at the San Francisco Opera before touring the world. In their own words captured by Ken Smith, Amy Tan and composer Stewart Wallace describe an incredible journey that took them to China where local village traditions as well as singers, musicians and designers became an integral part of the creative process.

796.05 SPO
Sports Illustrated 2008 almanac. 1st ed. New York : Sports Illustrated Books, c2007.

A collection of articles and statistics on the 2007 sports year, covering professional and college football, baseball, and hockey; tennis; golf; auto racing; boxing; and other sports; and including sections on sports markets and awards, obituaries, and a calendar of 2008 events.

813 RIC
Rice, Anne. Called out of darkness : a spiritual confession. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2008.
An intimate memoir of Anne Rice’s Catholic girlhood, her unmaking as a devout believer, and her return to the Church - what she calls a decision of the heart.

813.54 BRA
Braestrup, Kate. Here if you need me : a true story. 1st Back Bay pbk. ed. New York : Back Bay Books, 2008, c2007.

The author shares her experiences of becoming a chaplain for the Maine Game Warden after the death of her husband.

818.5407 BLO
Blount, Roy. Alphabet juice : the energies, gists, and spirits of letters, words, and combinations thereof : their roots, bones, innards, piths, pips, and secret parts, tinctures, tonics, and essences : with examples of their usage foul and savory. 1st ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.
Analyzes the relationship between pronunciation, word meanings, and combinations of letters with humor, and provides alphabetically arranged example words along with descriptive definitions.

912.74 HIS
Historic Maps of Northeast Vermont. CD-ROM ed.; ed. of Dec. 2005. West Chesterfield, NH : Old Maps, c2005.

Contains scanned excerpts from a series of old and new Vermont state maps in PDF format. There are both high and low (for slower computers) resolution versions of each map.

912.74 HIS
Historic Maps of Southern Vermont. CD-ROM ed.; ed. of June 2008. West Chesterfield, NH : Old Maps, c2005.

Contains scanned excerpts from a series of old and new Vermont state maps in PDF format. There are both high and low (for slower computers) resolution versions of each map.

912.74 MAP
Map of Washington County, VT, 1858. CD-ROM ed.; ed. of Dec. 2005. West Chesterfield, NH : Old Maps, c2005.

912.74 MAP
Map of Chittenden County, VT, 1857. CD-ROM ed.; ed. of Dec. 2005. West Chesterfield, NH : Old Maps, 2005.

914.1104 FRO
Porter, Darwin. Frommer’s Scotland. 10th ed. Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, c2008.
A comprehensive travel guide to Scotland that provides information on travel, accommodations, and restaurants, entertainment and festivals, shopping, and ancient sites.

914.1504 IRE
Ireland. Footscray, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet, c2008.

A comprehensive travel across Ireland, with detailed maps and information on the history and culture of Ireland, places to stay, restaurants, festivals and entertainment, and historic sites to see.

917.1354 FRO
Davidson, Hilary. Frommer’s Toronto 2008. Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, c2008.

A guide to traveling in Toronto that provides information on accommodations, restaurants, sights, museums, shopping, the night life, and side trips; and includes trip planning advice, suggested itineraries, and seven lists of the best things to do and see.

917.204 FOD
Fodor’s 2009 Mexico. New York : Fodor’s Travel Publications, c2009.

A travel guide to Mexico that provides information on the country’s regions, culture, cuisine, landmarks, popular attractions, shops, restaurants, and hotels.

917.2951 DEA
Deane, Zain. San Juan, Vieques & Culebra, Puerto Rico : a complete guide. 1st ed. Woodstock, VT : Countryman Press, c2008.

A travel guide to San Juan, Vieques, and Culebra that provides information on the region’s history, lodging, dining, culture, recreation, shopping, transportation, outdoor activities, and more.

917.296 FOD
Fodor’s 2009 Bahamas. New York : Fodor’s Travel Publications, c2009.

Updated annually, Fodor’s Bahamas provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guidebook. . .Experience the Bahamas like a local! Fodor’s Bahamas includes choices for every traveler, from exploring deserted cays to bar hopping and boutique shopping, and much more! (from the publisher, edited).

917.4 FOD
Fodor’s Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire. New York : Fodor’s Travel Publications, Inc. Newest edition.

This guide is intended to help you experience Maine, Vermont & New Hampshire like a local. Fodor’s Maine, Vermont & New Hampshire includes choices for every traveler, from hiking and biking to beachcombing and antiquing, and much more. (from the publisher, edited).

917.4044 FOU
Foulke, Patricia. A visitor’s guide to colonial & revolutionary New England : interesting sites to visit, lodging, dining, things to do. 1st ed. Woodstock, VT : New York : Countryman Press ; Distributed by Norton, c2006.
A guide to colonial and revolutionary New England that includes historical details, timelines, photographs, background stories, and lodging and restaurant information for travelers exploring the area.

917.41 CHU
Chunn, Cloe. 50 hikes in the Maine mountains : day hikes and overnights from the Rangeley Lakes to Baxter State Park. 3rd ed. Woodstock, Vt. : New York, NY : Backcountry Guides ; Distributed by W.W. Norton, c2002.

An updated guide to one of the East Coast’s most popular hiking venues.

917.4104 FUN
Merrill, Bonnie. Fun with the family, Maine : hundreds of ideas for day trips with the kids. 5th ed. Guilford, CT : Insiders’ Guide, c2007.
A practical guide to vacationing in Maine, with information on a number of activities designed specifically for children, including amusement and water parks, recreation trails, state parks, zoos, festivals, and children’s museums.

917.4753 MCM
McMartin, Barbara. 50 hikes in the Adirondacks : short walks, day trips, and backpacks throughout the Park. 4th ed. Woodstock, Vt. : New York : Backcountry Guides ; Distributed by W.W. Norton & Co., c2003.
Barbara McMartin has been hiking in the Adirondacks for decades; her family, for generations. She has distilled her vast experience into the 50 hikes offered here, representing a cross-section of the wilderness and wild forest: rugged peak climbs, gentle trips to distant waterfalls, bushwhacks to wild rivers. In all she describes 360 miles of trails to caves, uninhabited lakes, wetlands, cliffs, and fire towers across the Park’s 6 million acres. The hikes range in length from 1.5 to 13.5 miles. Each hike description includes a topographic map, mile-by-mile directions, and information on distance, difficulty, terrain, and hiking time. An overview chart makes it easy to pick a hike for every ability. Throughout, McMartin provides commentary on the natural history of the region, along with colorful incidents from Adirondack history. 50 black and white photographs, 51 maps, index.

Lopez, Steve. The soloist : a lost dream, an unlikely friendship, and the redemptive power of music. New York : G. P. Putnam’s Sons, c2008.

“Los Angeles Times” columnist Steve Lopez shares the story of his relationship with Nathaniel Ayers, a homeless violinist who captured his attention playing a two-stringed instrument on Skid Row, discussing his attempts to help Ayers—once a promising student at Juilliard—reclaim the life he was forced to give up following a mental breakdown.

Patterson, James. Against medical advice : a true story. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, c2008.
Cory Friedman woke up one morning when he was five years old with the uncontrollable urge to twitch his neck. From that day forward his life became a hell of irrepressible tics and involuntary utterances, and Cory embarked on an excruciating journey from specialist to specialist to discover the cause of his disease. Soon it became unclear what tics were symptoms of his disease and what were side effects of the countless combinations of drugs. The only certainty is that it kept getting worse. Simply put: Cory Friedman’s life was a living hell.


CD 155.24 JOH
Johnson, Spencer. Who moved my cheese? New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, p1998.

Read by Tony Roberts. This is a brief tale of two mice and two humans who live in a maze and one day are faced with change: someone moves their cheese. Reactions vary from quick adjustment to waiting for the situation to change by itself to suit their needs. This story is about adjusting attitudes toward change in life, especially at work. (from Library Journal).

CD 920 ROB
Roberts, Cokie. Ladies of liberty : the women who shaped our nation. New York : Harper Audio, c2008.
Shares the stories of remarkable women who shaped American history between 1796 and 1828, including Dolley Madison, Theodosia Burr, and Sacajawea.

Cousteau, Jacques Yves. The human, the orchid, and the octopus : exploring and conserving our natural world. [Old Saybrook, CT] : Tantor Media, p2008, c2007.

Read by Stephen Hoye. Cousteau describes his philosophy about protecting our world for future generations. Weaving stories of his adventures throughout, he and collaborator Susan Schiefelbein address the risks we take with human health, the overfishing and sacking of the world’s oceans, the hazards of nuclear proliferation, and the environmental responsibility of scientists, politicians, and people of faith. Cousteau’s lyrical, passionate call for action is even more relevant today than when this book was completed in 1996.

CD 921 MAY
Kurson, Robert. Crashing through : [a true story of risk, adventure, and the man who dared to see]. New York: Random House Audio, p2007.
Read by Christopher Evan Welch. This is Kurson’s biography of Mike May, a highly successful entrepreneur, athlete, husband and father who undergoes experimental surgery to regain the vision that he lost in a chemical explosion at age three. When May chooses to pursue the risky procedure, he rejects the notion of blindness as an infirmity that requires healing. Instead, May views the restoration of sight as a new adventure to explore with the same gusto that he has demonstrated in all facets of life. Without pathos or pity, Welch vividly portrays May’s challenge of processing the mental complexities of his newfound vision, including navigating the aisles of Costco and recognizing the gender of patrons at a neighborhood coffee bar. (from the publisher, edited).

Poitier, Sidney. Life beyond measure : [letters to my great-granddaughter]. [New York] : Harper Audio, p2008.
Read by the author. One of America’s great actors, multiple award winner Sidney Poitier, offers lessons from his own remarkable life in the form of letters to his great-granddaughter.

Baldacci, David. The whole truth. Abridged. New York : Hachette Audio, p2008.

Read by Ron McLarty. In this international thriller, Nicholas Creel, the head of the Ares Corporation, a huge defense contractor, hires a perception management firm to start a second cold war by planting fake news stories on the Internet about Russian atrocities. A shadowy operative, A. Shaw, allies himself with a disgraced female journalist in an effort to thwart Creel’s evil plot.

Beaumont, Maria. 37. Ashland, Or. : Blackstone Audiobooks, p2008.

Read by Kate Reading. On the eve of her thirty-seventh birthday, former voice-over artist Fran Clark finds herself in a role she could never have envisioned: that of a surprisingly desperate housewife, who despite, or because of, her ad-exec husband and two children finds herself suffocating in her own life.

Coben, Harlan. Drop shot. Unabridged. New York : Random House Audio, p1999, c1996.
Read byJonathan Marosz. Investigating the killing of a burned-out tennis star, sports agent Myron Bolitar uncovers a connection between the victim and a rising star from the wrong side of the tracks, while a corrupt senator and organized crime watch his every move.

Deaver, Jeffery. The broken window. New York, NY : Audioworks, p2008.

Read by Dennis Boutsikaris. A psychotic killer with access to the country’s biggest data miner is using detailed information to work his way into the lives of victims, rape, rob, and kill them, and then blame unsuspecting innocents for the crimes. The perp has, in short, found a perfect means to literally get away with murder - until one of his victims turns out to be Lincoln Rhyme’s cousin. Lincoln agrees to look into the case and in the process unravels a spider web of crime that the killer has woven.

Fairstein, Linda A. Killer heat. New York : Random House Audio, p2008.
Read by Blair Brown. Successfully completing her latest rape trial, Assistant District Attorney Alex Cooper’s victory is spoiled by the discovery of the bodies of two women who have been brutally murdered, and she embarks on a deadly pursuit of a serial killer.

Furst, Alan. The spies of Warsaw. New York, NY : Audioworks, p2008.

Read by Daniel Gerroll. A thrilling new espionage novel set in WWII-era France and Poland. There are twenty-one spies at war on the espionage battlefield that was Warsaw in 1937. For France and Germany, survival is at stake. At the French embassy, a new military attache joins the fight. He is Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier, a decorated hero now drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal, and intrigue in the diplomatic drawing rooms and back alleys of the city.

Grippando, James. Last call. [S.l.] : Harper Audio, cp2007.
Performed by Jonathan Davis. Many years ago, Jack Swyteck saved Theo Knight’s life. Theo grew up on the streets of Miami’s roughest neighborhood and lost his mother to a violent crime. Although his uncle Cy tried his best to raise him right, by the time he was a teenager, Theo was on death row for a murder he didn’t commit. Jack was the lawyer who proved him innocent. Now a successful bar owner, Theo has turned things around. But he needs Jack’s help again, this time more than ever. An escaped convict from the old neighborhood shows up at Theo’s back door, asking for help. In return, he’ll finger the man who murdered Theo’s mother. But the answers aren’t so simple, and soon Theo’s own life is in danger.

Griffin, W. E. B. Death and honor. Library ed. Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, p2008.

Read by Scott Brick. Marine pilot Cletus Frade counters German operations in neutral Argentina.

Harris, E. Lynn. Just too good to be true. Library ed. Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, p2008.

Read by Adenrele Ojo. Brady Bledsoe and his mother, Carmyn, have a strong relationship. Brady has always followed her lead, including becoming a member of the church’s “Celibacy Circle.” Now a senior at college Brady has sports agents and a cheerleader with her mind set on getting a piece of his multimillion-dollar future after him. Carmyn is determined to protect her son while protecting the secret she’s kept from him all his life.

Child, Lee. Nothing to lose. New York : Prince Frederick, MD : Random House Audio ; Distributed by Recorded Books, p2008.

Read by Dick Hill. Within hours of his arrival in Despair, Colorado, Jack Reacher has begun to crack the secrets of the town’s sinister connection to a war that’s killing Americans thousands of miles away. Now, between a town and a man, something has to give.

Patterson, James. Sail. New York, NY : Hachette Audio, p2008.

Read by Jennifer Van Dyck and Dylan Baker. Since the death of her husband, Anne Dunne and her three children have struggled in every way. In a last ditch effort to save the family, Anne plans an elaborate sailing vacation to bring everyone together once again. They’re only an hour out of port and everything is going wrong. Her daughter plans to drown herself, Mark is high on drugs, and Ernie is nearly catatonic. As she manages to pull everything together, something catastrophic happens.

Patterson, James. Sundays at Tiffany’s. Library ed. Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, p2008.

Read by Ellen Archer. As a little girl, Jane has no one. Her mother, the powerful head of a Broadway theater company, has no time for her. She does have one friend--a handsome, comforting, funny man named Michael--but only she can see him.

Picoult, Jodi. Change of heart. Prince Frederic, MD : Recorded Books, p2008.
Narrated by Nicole Poole, Stafford Clark-Price, James Frangione, Danielle Ferland, and Jennifer Ikeda. Shay Bourne shattered June Nealon’s life when he murdered her husband and daughter. Now, as New Hampshire’s first death row inmate in 58 years, his last request is one he believes might bring him salvation. Shay wants to donate his heart to June’s other, ailing daughter. But since he is scheduled for lethal injection, this is not possible. Further complications arise when Shay begins performing miracles in full view of witnesses—including his Catholic spiritual advisor.

Sandford, John, 1944 Feb. 23-. Phantom prey. New York, NY : Penguin Audio, cp2008.

Read by Richard Ferrone. Convinced a missing heiress is dead, Lucas Davenport searches for her body. His hunt connects him to the Twin Cities’ Goth community, a group of young people fascinated by death and darkness. The deeper he digs, the closer he gets to the killer.

Shaara, Jeff. The steel wave : [a novel of World War II]. New York : Prince Frederick, MD : Random House Audio ; Distributed by Recorded Books, p2008.

Read by Anthony Heald. A fictional account of D-Day and the Allied invasion of Europe chronicles the events of the campaign and the personalities who took part, from the ordinary soldiers on the land and in the air, to such leaders as Dwight Eisenhower and George Patton.

Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910. The death of Ivan Ilyich. [Franklin, Tenn.] : Naxos AudioBooks, p2008.

Read by Oliver Ford Davies. As an unusual illness plagues Russian public official Ivan Ilyich, his life is forever changed as he deals with doctors who cannot diagnose or treat him, as well as a certain death sentence.

Woods, Stuart. Santa Fe dead. Library ed. Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, p2008.
Read by Michael Kramer. You’re a rich, successful Hollywood producer who awakens the morning before Thanksgiving in your Santa Fe home with no memory of the previous night. You leave and fly your private plane to Los Angeles. A breakdown forces you to spend the holiday isolated in a small airport town. When you finally see the newspaper the next day, you read that the bodies of your wife, your business partner and a third man—assumed to be you—have been found in the guest room of the Santa Fe residence.

DVD 324.973 SLA
Slacker uprising. New York : Dog Eat Dog Films ; Culver City, CA : distributed by Brave New Films, c2007
Host, Michael Moore. Live performances or appearances by Eddie Vedder (of Pearl Jam), Roseanne Barr, Joan Baez, Tom Morello (of Rage Against the Machine), R.E.M., Steve Earle, Roseanne Barr, Michael Stipe, and Viggo Mortensen. Traces Michael Moore’s 62-city tour of the swing states during the 2004 U.S. Presidential election. Moore’s goal was to convince millions of non-voting “slackers”—mostly between the ages of 18-29 -- to give voting a try.

After innocence. [New York, N.Y.] : New Yorker Video, [2007], c2005.
Tells the dramatic and compelling story of seven men that were exonerated after being imprisoned for decades and released after DNA evidence proved their innocence.

DVD 629.4 WHE
When we left Earth : the NASA missions. Silver Grove, MD : Lexington, KY : Discovery Communications ; manufactured by, c2008.
Chronicles NASA’s history, including the Mercury program, moon landings, and the first untethered space walk.

ARTPIX 4 : DiverseDialogues. Houston, Texas : ARTPIX, c2003.
From 1994 to 1998, DiverseWorks, an alternative art space in Houston, Texas, presented DiverseDialogues, a performance and exhibition program that brought nationally recognized artists to Houston for extended residencies. Interacting with varied social and cultural communities in Houston in addition to more than thirty organizations around the country, DiverseDialogues resulted in seventeen performances and exhibitions which are documented in this publication, both on DVD as well as in a printed catalog detailing the events and the artists. Many of these artists created new works with strong political and social statements at a time when publicly funded arts in the United States were under siege. This DVD is a reminder of the importance of the voice of the artist and the record of the innovative creative process which supports that voice.

Whitman, Robert. Robert Whitman : performances from the 1960s. Houston, Tex. : Artpix, c2003.

Robert Whitman: Performances from the 1960s showcases three films of works by Whitman. At its core are filmed recordings of the artist’s ‘American Moon’ (1960) and ‘Flower’ (1963) - each shot by Whitman as personal documents - plus brief documentaries about those works. This release also incorporates: a film of a recent rendition of Whitman’s ‘Prune Flat’ - originally mounted in 1965; numerous interviews with other conceptual artists including Claes Oldenburg and Jim Dine, as well as Whitman himself; and a glimpse of Whitman’s 2002 work ‘Ghost.’ (description by Nathan Southern, All Movie Guide).

Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008. Open score. New York : E.A.T. [and] Artpix, c2007.

Robert Rauschenberg. Based on a series of performances held at the 69th St. Armory, New York City on Oct. 13-26, 1966. These were an experimental collaboration between 10 New York based artists and 30 engineers from Bell Laboratories.

DVD 796.935 BLI
The blizzard of aahhh’s : a true story. Portland, Me. : San Luis Obispo, CA : Greg Stump Productions ; Vas Entertainment, [2004], c1988.
“Featuring cliff-jumper Scot Schmidt, extreme skier-bad boy Glen Plake and precision skier Mike Hattrup, this movie contains some of the best ski action ever filmed from the premier extreme/steep skiing destinations in the world ... France’s Chamonix Valley to California’s awe-inspiring Squaw Valley”—Container.

DVD 796.935 GRO
Groove : requiem in the key of ski. Portland, Me. : Greg Stump Productions, [2004], c1991.
Film of skiing and windsurfing in the winter of 1991.

DVD 796.935 LIC
License to thrill. Portland, ME : Greg Stump Productions, [2004], c1989.

A dynamic synthesis of ski action cinematography and rock music.

DVD 796.935 PTE
P-Tex, lies & duct tape. Portland, Me. : Greg Stump Productions, [2004], c1994.

Join the skiers and snowboarders with rich cinematography and unforgettable music in places such as Whistler, Red Mountain, Roger’s Pass and Island Lake Lodge, British Columbia; Le Grave and Chamonix, France; Big Sky, Montana; and Mammoth, California. You’ll also go surfing in exotic Tavarua, Fiji.

DVD 822.33 MUS
Muse of fire. [Washington, D.C.] : National Endowment for the Arts, c2007.

“A documentary on the National Endowment for the Arts project Operation homecoming: writing the wartime experience.”—Container.

DVD 959.704 LIT
Little Dieter needs to fly. Widescreen version. Troy, MI: Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment, c2007.
Growing up in post-WWII Germany, the son of a Nazi slain during the war, Dieter Dengler dreamed about becoming a pilot. At age 18 he emigrated to the United States and worked odd jobs until he was accepted into the Navy and began pilot training. He was sent to Vietnam around 1966 and on his first mission was shot down and taken prisoner. There, the Vietcong tortured him until Dengler engineered a hair-raising escape and eventually returned to the U.S. His story is recounted here via interviews, archival footage and re-enactments seamlessly woven together.

America’s sweethearts. Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, c2001.

Gwen and Eddie are the countries favorite on-screen couple. Having to promote their latest movie, the couple, whose public romance had turned into a private breakup, have to count on their veteran press agent and Gwen’s assistant-sister, Kiki, to keep the press from knowing about the real story. Can true love, happily ever after and other Hollywood endings really happen?.

The Banger sisters. Full screen and widescreen versions. Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2002.
Two former groupies used to get it on with every late 60’s music legend with a guitar and a Y-chromosome. Decades later, Suzette is still her brassy, sassy self and Lavinia is now a proper suburban wife and mother. When Suzette loses her job, she seeks out her “sister”. Once they get together, their two worlds collide.

Being Julia. Anamorphic widescreen format (1.85:1). Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2005.
Julia is a true diva: beautiful, talented, wealthy and famous. She has a devoted husband who has masterminded her brilliant career - but after years of the spotlight she begins to suffer from a severe case of boredom and longs for something new and exciting to put the twinkle back in her eye. She finds what she is looking for in a handsome young American fan, who adds a few more sparks than Julia was hoping for.

Best defense. Widescreen ed. Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2004], c1984.
When you build the ultimate Super Tank and find out Dudley Moore has designed the missile guidance system, you’ve got to be concerned. Then when you find out Eddie Murphy is testing the tank in actual combat, you ought to forget about it all together.

Coach Carter. Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, c2005.
Inspired by a true story, this is an inspirational account of a high school basketball coach who received high praise, and staunch criticism, for benching his entire undefeated team due to their poor academic performances.

The creation of the universe. [United States] : Hollywood, Calif. : PBS Home Video ; Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, c1985.

Identifies and explains new scientific clues to the origin and evolution of the universe. Combines spectacular special effects, animation and interviews with internationally renowned physicists.

Crime boss. Plattsburgh, NY : SBR Inc., c2000.
In this Italian crime drama, a new Don takes over a Mafia family and finds himself fighting for his life.

Cutthroat Island. Letterbox. Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, c2007.

Morgan Adams, the female captain of a pirate ship, is on a treasure hunt for millions of pounds of gold reportedly buried somewhere on Cutthroat Island. She and her uncles each hold sections of the map to the treasure. While Morgan is willing to make deals and agree to share the wealth in order to put the map together, her Uncle Dawg would rather kill everyone in his way, including his niece.

The Darjeeling Limited. Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2008, c2007.

Having not spoken to each other in a year, three American brothers set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other. The brothers wanted to regain their friendship with each other. Their “spiritual quest,” however, veers rapidly off-course—thanks in part to over-the-counter pain killers, Indian cough syrup, and pepper spray. Eventually the three find themselves stranded alone in the middle of the desert with eleven suitcases, a printer, and a laminating machine. From this point forward, an unplanned journey begins.

Demolition man. Burbank, CA : Warner Bros., 1997, c1993.

Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock, Nigel Hawthorne.

Exit wounds. Widescreen version. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2001.

After going against orders and saving the life of the Vice President of the United States, Detroit detective Orin Boyd is moved to a new precinct and busted down to traffic cop. Boyd’s new precinct is filled with police corruption. He becomes friends with a street-smart dotcom hustler who may or may not be his ally.

Fallen. Standard version [and] widescreen version. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c1998
Detective John Hobbes is searching for a criminal he’s already met, already caught and already killed.

Falling down. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c1999.

Follows a troubled man, Bill Foster, who has a mental breakdown and embarks upon an increasingly violent crime spree across Los Angeles. A police detective, Sgt. Prendergast, who is working his last day before retiring, is the only one who correctly pieces together the clues. Prendergast races to find and arrest Foster before the dangerous and unpredictable man reaches his destination: his ex-wife and young daughter.

Friends : Series finale. Exclusive limited ed.; standard format. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2004.

The adventures of six thirty-something friends living in New York City.

Gone baby gone. Widescreen ed. Burbank, CA : Miramax Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, c2008.

Amanda McCready is a 4-year-old who has disappeared from her Boston home. The police make little headway in solving the case, so the girl’s aunt hires Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro, private detectives. They freely admit that they have little experience with this type of case, but the family wants them for two reasons: they’re not cops and they know the tough neighborhood in which they all live. As the case progresses, Patrick and Angie must face area drug dealers, gangs and pedophiles. When they finally solve the case, they are faced with a moral dilemma that tears them apart.

In love and war. [Calif.] : New Line Home Video, c1999.
The epic love story about Ernest Hemingway and the romance which inspired him to write his masterpiece “A Farewell to Arms.” A story of desperate love and imminent danger, it chronicles the relationship between the 18-year old Hemingway and Agnes von Kurowsky, the medical aide who nursed him back to health after a devastating battlefield injury.

Kiss daddy good night. Standard full frame. [Dunellen, N.J.] : Digiview Productions, p2004, 1988.

Laura gets dressed to kill, hangs out at bars, and lets all sorts of men pick her up. Little do they know that she is about to drug and rob them. Suddenly she is stalked, and murder is close by ... but whose murder?.

Live free or die. Full frame. [New York?] : Thinkfilm, c2007.
A clueless aspiring criminal named John ‘Rugged’ Rudgate spends his days forging rebate coupons and selling speakers out of the back of his van. One day, Rugged runs into an old acquaintance, the dim-witted Jeff, who recently returned home to help his cynical sister run the storage facility that they inherited from their father. When Rugged tries to force his way into the family business, things go terribly wrong, and the situation gets even more complicated when an emotionally unstable cop begins to investigate.

Mazes and monsters. Edison, NJ : Front Row Entertainment, c1995.
Bound together by a desire to play “Mazes and Monsters,” Robbie (Tom Hanks) and his three college classmates decide to move the board game into the local legendary cavern. Robbie starts having visions, and the line between fantasy and reality fuse into a harrowing adventure.

Metro. Widescreen. Burbank, Calif. : Touchstone Home Video, 1998.

A San Francisco PD hostage negotiator becomes the prey in a cat-and-mouse game with a psychotic killer.

Miss congeniality. Widescreen version. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2001.

Her legs are waxed, her lips are glossed, her gun is ready. FBI agent Gracie Hart is going undercover as one of the hopefuls to be the next Miss United States. But Gracie, whose idea of a fashion accessory is the set of handcuffs she slaps onto lawbreakers, doesn’t have a beauty pageant bone in her body.

Moulin Rouge! Special ed. ; Widescreen version. Moore Park, N.S.W. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment South Pacific [distributor], c2001.
Christian, an idealistic and impoverished young writer newly arrived in Montmartre, is haphazardly inducted into a circle of young bohemians led by Toulouse-Lautrec. A comedy of mistaken identities ensues, quickly enmeshing the young poet in a love triangle involving the unobtainable and consumptive Satine, queen courtesan of the Moulin Rouge, and the foppish Duke of Roxbury, his villainous rival for her affections.

My blue heaven. Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, 1999, c1990.

The Witness Protection Program is turned upside down by a mob informant and an FBI agent.

Perry Mason. : First season, volume 1 and volume 2. Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures : CBS Broadcasting, c2006.
V. 1. Disc 1. The case of the restless redhead; The case of the sleepwalker’s niece; The case of the nervous accomplice; The case of the drowning duck—Disc 2. The case of the sulky girl; The case of the silent partner; The case of the angry mourner; The case of the crimson kiss—Disc 3. The case of the vagabond vixen; The case of the runaway corpse; The case of the crooked candle; The case of the negligent nymph—
Disc 4. The case of the moth-eaten mink; The case of the baited hook; The case of the fan dancer’s horse; The case of the demure defendant—Disc 5. The case of the sun bather’s diary; The case of the cautious coquette; The case of the haunted husband --. v. 2. Disc 1. The case of the lonely heiress; The case of the green-eyed sister; The case of the fugitive nurse; The case of the one-eyed witness—Disc 2. The case of the deadly double; The case of the empty tin; The case of the half-wakened wife; The case of the desperate daughter—Disc 3. The case of the daring decoy; The case of the hesitant hostess; The case of the screaming woman; The case of the fiery fingers—Disc 4. The case of the substitute face; The case of the long-legged models; The case of the gilded lily; The case of the lazy lover—Disc 5. The case of the prodigal parent; The case of the black-eyed blonde; The case of the terrified typist; The case of the rolling bones. Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman. This popular series remains one of the most highly rated courtroom dramas of all time. Raymond Burr’s portrayal defined the role of defense attorneys and stands today as an icon on par with Superman and the Lone Ranger.

Purple noon. Widescreen [ed.]. [Calif.] : Burbank, Calif. : Miramax Home Entertainment ; Distributed by Buena Vista Home Video, [1997].

A handsome, wealthy bachelor has a sexy girlfriend, the finest things money can buy, and an envious friend who schemes to murder him and assume his identity.

Rambo. 2-disc special ed. (digital copy disc removed). Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, c2008.
Vietnam veteran John Rambo has withdrawn into a simple and secluded existence in Thailand. Even though he is looking to avoid trouble, trouble finds him. A group of Christian missionaries approach Rambo with the desire to rent his boat to travel up the river to Burma, which is a war zone. The Karen people of the region have endured a brutal rule from the murderous Burmese military. Rambo accepts the offer and takes the missionaries up the river. When the missionaries finally arrive at the Karen village, they find themselves part of a raid led by the sadistic Major Pa Tee Tint and his command. Some of the villagers and missionaries are murdered. The rest are held as captives. Concerned by their disappearance, the minister in charge of the mission gathers a group of mercenaries. Rambo, who knows the exact dropoff, transports them with his boat. Rambo joins the team and helps liberate the survivors in what may be one of his deadliest missions ever.

Scrubs. : The complete third season. Burbank, CA : Touchstone Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2006].

It’s a whole new year for the staff at Sacred Heart. Elliot undergoes a complete makeover in an attempt to change her luck, and the residents discover the incredible healing powers of an epiphany toilet. Join J.D. and his fellow interns as they face more medical and comical dilemmas.

The Shawshank redemption. Two-disc special edition ; 10th anniversary ; Widescreen ed. [United States] : Warner Home Video, 2004.
Andy is falsely convicted of his wife’s murder and sentenced to the toughest prison in the Northeast. Nominated for 7 Academy Awards, based on a short story by Stephen King.

Shameless. [England?] : Burbank, CA : 2 Entertain Video ; Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2007.
Meet the Gallaghers. Mom went AWOL years ago. Dad stayed home with the six children only to hit the bottle, and sometimes the kids. The real head of the family is big sister Fiona, who looks after Carl, Debbie and baby Liam. She is occasionally helped, more often hindered, by streetwise “Lip” and the actively gay, but very private, Ian.

Someone like you. Widescreen ed. Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2001.
Romantic comedy about a talk show talent scout whose shaky love life drives her to study the curious mating habits of the male animal.

Total recall. Special ed. Santa Monica, CA : Artisan Home Entertainment Inc., c1998.
In the year 2084 a worker leaves Earth for the mind-bending nightmarish reality of a Martian mining colony ruled over by a dictator who can alter reality to suit his whims.

Upstairs, downstairs : the complete third season. [New York] : New York : A & E Television Networks ; Distributed in the U.S. by New Video Group, c2002.
[Disc 1.] Miss Forrest ; A house divided ; A change of scene ; A family secret -- [disc 2.] Rose’s pigeon ; Desirous of change ; Word of honour—
[disc 3.] The bolter ; Goodwill to all men ; What the footman saw -- [disc 4.] A perfect stranger; Distant thunder ; The sudden storm. Angela Baddeley, Keith Barron, Christopher Beeny, Lesley-Anne Down, Rachel Gurney, Gordon Jackson, David Langton, Jean Marsh, Meg Wynn Owen, Jenny Tomasin, Jaqueline Tong, Simon Williams. From the death of Lady Bellamy on the Titanic to the coming of World War I, the saga of life and love in Edwardian England continues.

What about Bob? [Burbank, Calif.] : Touchstone Home Video : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2000].

Bob Wiley, a troubled but lovable therapy patient, seeks help from noted psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin. When the doctor leaves town to go on a quiet family vacation, Bob, afraid of being alone, follows—showing up unexpectedly at the therapist’s lakeside retreat. Bob becomes the houseguest that just won’t leave.