Thursday, February 26, 2009

New books and media for March 2009



Bass, Jefferson. Bones of betrayal. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2009.

Dr. Bill Brockton teams up with a local librarian to investigate a possible link between the murder of a retired scientist, high levels of radiation detected in a number of Oak Ridge residents, and the Manhattan Project.


Beck, Glenn. The Christmas sweater. 1st Threshold Editions hardcover ed. NY: 2008.

Haunted by his negative reaction to the Christmas sweater that his mother made for him when he was twelve, instead of getting the bike he had hoped for, Eddie grows up searching through childhood memories, and finds guidance from his neighbor Russell, to finally understand the full value of the gift he so quickly tossed aside.


Binchy, Maeve. Heart and soul. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.

Dr. Clara Casey has been offered the thankless job of establishing an under-funded clinic and agrees to take it on for a year. She assembles a wonderfully diverse staff. Before long they manage to establish the clinic as an essential part of the community and Clara must decide whether or not to leave a place where lives are saved, courage is rewarded, and humor and optimism triumph over greed and self-pity.


Bradbury, Ray, 1920-. We'll always have Paris : stories. 1st ed. NY: William Morrow, 2009.

Following the success of his recent collections, Ray Bradbury has once again pulled together a stellar group of stories sure to delight readers of all ages. A brilliant addition to the master's oeuvre, this wonderfully entertaining and imaginative collection is a joyous celebration of the lifelong work of a literary legend.


Brooke, P. J. Blood wedding. 1st U.S. ed. London ; New York : SohoConstable, 2008.

Sub Inspector Max Romero finds himself drawn into a powerful anti-terrorist group while trying to calm the tensions that have erupted in the Spanish village of Diva near Grenada following the death of Leila Mahfouz, a Muslim graduate student.


Brownley, James. The sins of the children : an Alison Glasby mystery. 1st world ed. Sutton : Severn House, 2008.

Facing legal action for publishing an unsubstantiated article about police corruption, Alison Glasby's career in journalism seems to be over. But when she receives a tip-off that the senior police officer in charge of policing the police--one Henry Dunne--may have dark secrets of his own, Alison’s luck appears to be changing. Until, that is, her source is found with his skull caved in and the promised evidence vanishes.


Bujold, Lois McMaster. The sharing knife. 1st ed. New York : Eos, c2009.

Lakewalker Dag Redwing Hickory and his farmer-born wife, Fawn Bluefield, are exiled after Dag disobeys the rules of the Lakewalkers.


Castillo, Ana. The guardians : a novel. Random House trade pbk. ed. NY: 2008, c2007.

Teacher's aide Tía Regina is helped by her nephew Gabo, who is studying to become a priest, a colleague and his grandfather, and a group of gangbanger students in her search for her brother Rafa, who she fears has become a victim of human traffickers operating on the border of Mexico and the United States.


Clark, Martin, 1959-. The legal limit. 1st ed. New York : Knopf, 2008.

Gates Hunt, a compulsive felon, uses an old family secret to manipulate his brother Mason, who became a judge and led a happy married life, and coerce him into using his influence to spring him from prison.


Conant-Park, Jessica. Fed up. 1st ed. New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2009.

In Conant-Park and Conant's cute fourth Gourmet Girl mystery to feature Chloe Carter (after 2008's Turn Up the Heat), Josh Driscoll, Chloe's chef boyfriend, unwittingly serves up some poisoned lamb on a Boston cable reality TV show, Chefly Yours. Both Josh and Chloe fall ill, but it's Francie, a randomly chosen shopper at the gourmet store Natural High, who eats too much of the digitalis-laced dish and doesn't recover. Was Francie the intended victim or just unlucky? Suspects range from Josh's fellow contestants competing for a new eight-part cooking show to some pranksters who may have taken a joke too far. Preparations for the wedding of Chloe's very pregnant best friend distract "social work's answer to Nancy Drew" from her sleuthing, but not for long. Recipes, some by pro chefs, round out this delectable chick lit cozy, which ends on an emotional cliffhanger for Chloe. (Publishers Weekly).


Day, Ann B. The nature of things : a selection of articles published in The Valley Reporter. 1st ed. Waitsfield, Vt. : Valley Reporter, c2004. A collection of articles and poems as printed in the Valley Reporter.


Delinsky, Barbara. While my sister sleeps. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, 2008.

Molly learns that her sister Robin has suffered a massive heart attack. At the hospital, the Snow family receives a grim prognosis: Robin may never regain consciousness. Feelings of guilt and jealousy flare up as Robin's family struggles to cope. Relationships are put to the ultimate test, and it's up to Molly to make the tough decisions, making discoveries that destroy some of her most cherished beliefs about the sister she thought she knew.


Deveraux, Jude. Carolina Isle. Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2006.

Ariel and Sara, lifelong pen pals who look like twins, embark on a daring adventure to change identities, never dreaming their exploits will have such dramatic consequences.


Dunn, Carola. Black ship : a Daisy Dalrymple mystery. 1st ed. NY: St. Martin's Minotaur, 2008.

Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher and her husband, Scotland Yard Inspector Alec Fletcher, the proud new parents of twins, consider it a godsend when they inherit a large house in Hampstead from Alec's great-uncle, but the idyllic setting is disturbed when a dead body shows up in the communal garden, calling Alec away to lead the investigation, and prompting Daisy to try her hand at discovering the identity of the dead man and who did him in.


Fairstein, Linda A. Lethal legacy : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, 2008.

District Attorney Alex Cooper finds a woman assaulted in a Manhattan Upper East apartment. The woman won't talk, than another woman is found dead in the same apartment with a very valuable book. As Alex investigates the owners of the apartment, she likes them less and less. But are they capable of murder?


Graves, Sarah. A face at the window. New York : Bantam Books, 2009, c2008.

Former Manhattan financial manager Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree, having quit her demanding career and relocated to Maine, learns that the man who murdered her mother three decades earlier has disappeared and worries he is going to hurt those close to her.


Hannah, Kristin. True colors. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2009.

In her 17th novel, bestseller Hannah portrays the delicate and enduring bonds of sisterhood. The story of the Grey sisters is set in a small Washington town and follows Winona, Aurora and Vivi Ann from the time of their mother's death, when they are young teens in 1979, on through adulthood, cataloguing their trials and the men who typically come bearing them. From Publishers Weekly.


Hooper, Kay. Blood sins. New York : Bantam Books, c2008.

FBI Special Crimes Unit agent Noah Bishop works with undercover psychic Tessa Gray to try and infiltrate a powerful and dangerous cult whose leader Bishop believes in responsible for the deaths of two women.


Lay-ups and long shots : an anthology of short stories. Plain City, OH : Darby Creek Pub., [2008].

A collection of nine short stories about sports by various authors, including David Lubar, Joseph Bruchac, and Terry Trueman.


Perry, S. D. (Stephani Danelle). Avatar. New York : Pocket Books, c2001.

The Federation prepares to attack the Dominion, as Starbase Deep Space 9 tries to evade a terrorist attack.


Phillips, Jayne Anne, 1952-. Lark and Termite. 1st ed. New York : Knopf, 2009.

During the 1950s in West Virginia, Lark, who was orphaned when her father died in the Korean War and has been raised by her aunt, tries to create a future for herself and her brother, Termite, who has a disability while unraveling family secrets.


Rhodes, David, 1946-. Driftless. 1st ed. Minneapolis, Minn. : Milkweed Editions, 2008.

The residents of the rural town of Words, Wisconsin, struggle to cope with their disappointments, insecurities, and longing for something more out of life.


Rule, Ann. Smoke, mirrors, and murder : and other true cases. 1st Pocket Books pbk. ed. NY: 2008. A compilation of real-life crime stories includes the tales of a counterfeit priest, a serial rapist, a victim burned beyond recognition, and a con artist whose activities lead to murder.


Siger, Jeffrey. Murder in Mykonos. 1st U.S. ed. Scottsdale, AZ : Poison Pen Press, 2009.

Andreas Kaldis, the new police chief on the safe, paradisiacal island of Mykonos, races to find a missing tourist before the press ruins the island's reputation, but when more people disappear, Kaldis is drawn into myths and legends to catch the killer.


Trigiani, Adriana. Very Valentine : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Harper, c2009.

Thirty-three-year-old Valentine Roncalli, faced with the seemingly impossible task of helping her family's Greenwich Village shoe business rebound from financial ruin, travels to Tuscany in search of techniques and materials which will help her rebuild the company, and while she is there, she learns a secret and has life-changing experiences.


158 HAM

Hamilton, Scott, 1958-. The great eight : how to be happy (even when you have every reason to be miserable). Nashville, Tenn. : Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2009.

Fall, get up, and land your first jumps -- Trust your Almighty Coach -- Make your losses your wins -- Keep the ice clear -- Think positive, laugh, and smile like Kristi Yamaguchi -- Win by going last -- Learn a new routine -- Stand in the spotlight.

205.622 SPI

The spiritual roots of restorative justice. Albany : State University of New York Press, c2001.

Explores how major spiritual traditions view criminal justice, focusing on the use of restorative justice and how the faith-based principles of reconciliation, restoration, and healing are used in multicultural societies.

261.0973 CRO

Crouch, Andy. Culture making : recovering our creative calling. Downers Grove, IL : IVP Books, c2008.

Discusses the impact of the Christian community on American culture and describes actions that Christians can take to shape the future of culture in the United States.

270.83 TIC

Tickle, Phyllis. The great emergence : how Christianity is changing and why. Grand Rapids, MI : Baker Books, c2008. A comprehensive survey of the transformation of the church over five centuries, describing how people including Freud, Darwin, and Einstein influenced those changes.

306.874 FED

Federico, Meg. Welcome to the departure lounge : adventures in mothering mother. NY : Random House, 2009. The author relates her poignant and hilariously tumultuous journey caring for her eighty-year-old mother and newly minted step-father who were forced to accept full-time home care.

307.774 BRY

Bryant, Louella. While in darkness there is light : idealism and tragedy on an Australian commune. 1st ed. NY: Black Lawrence Press, c2008. A look at the lives of five young men who, during the Vietnam era, start a commune in Australia—and a look at how young men often look to the wild to find themselves and the consequences this sometimes yields. The Rosebud Farm project was born of idealism, commitment, and virtue, all deeply rooted in friendships that have transcended distance and time. The men in this story, insulated by wealth and innocent of heart, were trying to make sense of a tumultuous world and trying to find some peace in it.

320.011 SHR

Shriver, Donald W. Honest patriots : loving a country enough to remember its misdeeds. NY: Oxford University Press, 2005. Donald Shriver argues that recognition of morally negative events in American history is essential to the health of our society. The failure to acknowledge and repent of these events skews the relations of many Americans to one another and breeds ongoing hostility. To obscure the suffering of anyone's ancestors, says Shriver, is to be blind to the continuing impact of that suffering upon the descendants. Yet our civic identity largely rests on denials, forgetfulness, and inattention to the memories of neighbors whose ancestors suffered great injustices at the hands of some dominant majority. Shriver contends that repentance for these injustices must find a place in our political culture. It must be carefully cultivated through the accurate teaching of history, public symbols that embody both positive and negative memory, and public leadership to this end. Religious people and religious organizations have an important role to play in this process. In the past, the Christian tradition has so concentrated on the personal dimensions of forgiveness and repentance that their collective aspects have been severely neglected. More recently, however, the idea of collective moral responsibility has come into public prominence. Official apologies for past collective injustice have multiplied, as have calls for reparations. Focusing on the wrongs suffered by African Americans and Native Americans, Shriver examines the challenges associated with the call for collective repentance: What can it mean to morally master a past whose victims are dead and whose sufferings cannot be alleviated? What are the measures that lend substance to language and action expressing repentance? What symbolic and tangible acts produce credible turns away from past wrongs? What are the dynamics—psychological, social, and political—whereby we can safely consign an evil to the past? How can public life witness to corporate crimes of the past in such a way that descendents of victims can be confident that they will never be repeated?

320.5209 HUC

Huckabee, Mike, 1955-. Do the right thing : inside the movement that's bringing common sense back to America. NY: Sentinel, 2008. Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee recalls his campaign to secure the Republican nomination for president in 2008, and explains why he believes his back-to-basics message drew such a following throughout the country.

332.0424 FER

Ferguson, Niall. The ascent of money : a financial history of the world. NY: Penguin Press, 2008.

Presents a comprehensive history of money and finance from the early usage of coins to the present; explores the introduction of financial institutions such as banks, bonds, joint stock companies, insurance, and property ownership; and examines how financial failures have led to wars and poverty.

346.7304 ELI

Elias, Stephen. The foreclosure survival guide : keep your house or walk away with money in your pocket. 1st ed. Berkeley, CA : Nolo, 2008.

Provides practical advice for individuals having trouble making mortgage payments or facing foreclosure, covering different options, emotions, economics, fighting foreclosure in court, Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and other related topics.

355.0209 SIN

Singer, P. W. (Peter Warren). Wired for war : the robotics revolution and conflict in the twenty-first century. New York : Penguin Press, 2009.

A military expert reveals how science fiction is fast becoming reality on the battlefield, changing not just how wars are fought, but also the politics, economics, laws, and ethics that surround war itself.

355.033 KRE

Krepinevich, Andrew F. 7 deadly scenarios : a military futurist explores war in the 21st century. NY: Bantam Books, 2008. Basing his analysis on open intelligence sources, an assessment of the latest global and political trends, and his knowledge of contemporary military history, Krepinevich starts each of the seven scenarios in the context of current geopolitical realities and vividly tracks the path to crisis. From the implosion of Pakistan to a worldwide cyberattack, from the consequences of a timed withdrawal from Iraq to the likelihood of a China on the march, Krepinevich reveals the forces, both overt and covert, that are in play; the ambitions of world powers, terrorist groups, and rogue states; and the actions and counteractions both our enemies and our allies can be expected to take.

355.3432 PAG

Paglen, Trevor. Blank spots on the map : the dark geography of the Pentagon's secret world. NY : Dutton/Penguin Group, 2009. Blank Spots on the Map is an expose of an empire that continues to grow every year—and which, officially, isn’t even there. It is the adventurous, insightful, and often chilling story of a young geographer’s road trip through the underworld of U.S. military and C.I.A. "black ops" sites. This is a shadow nation of state secrets: clandestine military bases, ultra-secret black sites, classified factories, hidden laboratories, and top-secret agencies making up what defense and intelligence insiders themselves call the "black world". Run by an amorphous group of government agencies and private companies, this empire’s ever expanding budget dwarfs that of many good sized countries, yet it denies its own


589.2223 ARO

Arora, David. Mushrooms demystified : a comprehensive guide to the fleshy fungi. 2nd ed. Berkeley, Calif. : Ten Speed Press, c1986. Provides descriptions, photographs, and identifying characteristics of more than two thousand mushroom species, lists the seventy most distinctive and common mushrooms, and explains terminology, classification, habitats, mushroom cookery, and the meanings of scientific mushroom names.

613.25 BEC

Beck, Judith S. The complete Beck diet for life : featuring the think thin eating plan. Birmingham, Ala. : Oxmoor House, c2008. A step-by-step program for losing weight and sticking to a weight loss plan using the Cognitive Therapy approach; including food lists, recipes, and worksheets.

613.7044 MCG

McGraw, Robin. What's age got to do with it? : living your healthiest and happiest life. Nashville, Tenn. : Thomas Nelson, c2009. Robin McGraw shares her secrets for remaining vibrant, energetic, and healthy at age fifty-five and encourages women to make their health and well-being a priority so that they can take better care of themselves, and in turn their families.

616.029 BRO

Brody, Jane E. Jane Brody's guide to the great beyond : prepare now for a smooth ride to the end of life. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2009.

From the beloved New York Times columnist, trusted authority on health, and bestselling author comes this complete guide to everything you need to know, emotionally, spiritually, and practically, to prepare for the end of life.

641.8 ALF

Alford, Jeffrey. Home baking : the artful mix of flour and tradition around the world. NY: Artisan, c2003. Explores the roots of baking around the world and includes hundreds of recipes for traditional, home-baked dishes.

641.8 COV

Cover & bake : a Best recipe classic. 1st ed. Brookline, Mass. : America's Test Kitchen, c2004.

Would you make 35 batches of macaroni and cheese to find the absolute best version? We did. Here are more than 200 exhaustively tested recipes for one-dish meals that cook while you rest.

646.7 WAL

Walsh, Mel. Hot granny. San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2007.

Hot granny and the girlfriends -- Granny single, granny hot -- Healthy granny on the go : what it takes -- Looking and feeling like a hot granny -- The very warm granny and her mate -- Hot granny charms the tots -- Hot granny finds her passions -- Hot granny's dreams : life lists, travel, high spirits.

708 PAT

Lacayo, Sofía. Patria : contemporary Nicaraguan painting. NC : Duke University Museum of Art, c1995. Catalog of an exhibition held at the Duke University Museum of Art, April 14-May 28, 1995.

709.046 BEY

Beyond preconceptions : the sixties experiment. NY: Independent Curators International (ICI), 2000. Extraordinary and necessary in terms of both critical approach and geographical range, Beyond Preconceptions: The Sixties Experiment provides a look at parallel art developments in Eastern and Western Europe and in North and South America in the late 1960's and early 1970's. This richly illustrated catalogue and its five revelatory essays demonstrate how a select and forward-thinking group of artists translated similar concepts into a variety of approaches based on their specific cultural, social, and political context. These artists include Joseph Beuys, Marcel Broodthaers, Lygia Clark, Hanne Darboven, Victor Grippo, Eva Hesse, Ilya Kabakov, Jiri Kolar, Bruce Nauman, and Helio Oticica.

720.9744 SOU

Southworth, Susan. AIA guide to Boston. 3rd ed. Guilford, Conn. : Globe Pequot, c2008.

The most comprehensive guide to Boston architecture ever published, AIA Guide to Boston Architecture documents the dramatic reorganization of the city by the Big Dig and other recent projects. Lucid descriptions of more than 600 sites are enlivened with history, culture, humor, and sharp opinion and are accompanied by professional b/w photography.

730.973 UNM

Unmonumental : the object in the 21st century. London ; NY: Phaidon in association with New Museum, 2007. "'Unmonumental' introduces the world to a significant recent development in art that takes the definition of sculpture as an autonomous object and shatters it to pieces. Rather than cast or carved, these sculptures have been cobbled together from bits of the world at large. Less dedicated to memory, the works in this show are of their moment, making gentle or high mockery of a wide range of histories, employing a variety of 'neo-traditionalisms' that riff on everything from Russian Constructivism to 1980s appropriation. Far from paying tribute to received notions of the courageous, they are patently anti-heroic. In short, they are a metaphor for our times. 'Unmonumental' will be published on the occasion of the inaugural exhibition at the New Museum of Contemporary Art's landmark new building (designed by Sejima and Nishazawa/SANAA) on the Bowery in New York." -- Publisher's website.

741.5 ZIN

Zinn, Howard, 1922-. A people's history of American empire : a graphic adaptation. 1st ed. NY: Metropolitan Books, 2008. A graphic adaptation of Howard Zinn's revisionist history of the United States, chronicling events from 1492 to the War on Terror from the perspective of African-Americans, women, Native Americans, and poor laborers of all nationalities, who have been politically and economically exploited.

741.5973 FEI

Feiffer, Jules. Explainers. 1st Fantagraphics Books ed. Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics Books, 2008. Presents Jules Feiffer's "Explainers" comic strips, which ran in the weekly "Village Voice" from 1956 to 1966 and dealt with the public and private issues Americans dealt with at the time.

746.46 MON

Montano, Judith. The crazy quilt handbook. Revised, 2nd ed. Lafayettee, CA: C & T Pub., 2001. Twelve step-by-step projects. Illustrated stitch guide.

779.092 CUN

Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976. Imogen Cunningham : on the body. 1st pbk. ed. Boston : Bullfinch Press, 2001. This volume presents an overview of Imogen Cunningham's figure studies dating from 1906 through to 1976, the year of her death. Although the majority of the included photos date from the 1920s and 1930s, her later work in this genre continued to be compelling and provocative. An illustrated essay discusses Cunningham's interest in the human form, influences on her work and comparable images by other photographers. Text illustrations include work by a wide range of contemporaries and the book also includes a chronology of Cunningham's life and a selected bibliography. Imogen Cunningham was a pioneer of 20th-century photography, an artist whose work significantly contributed to the acceptance of the medium as an art form. She devoted her life to her craft and photographed continuously and passionately for over 70 years. Her images of the body explore the human form in great detail: eyes, ears hands, breasts, feet. The sensuous forms she photographed are sculpted by brilliant sunlight and reveal both the universal and the unique aspects of the body. Many of her images have become well-known and popular icons in the history of art.

796.4252 ROB

Robbins, Liz. A race like no other : 26.2 miles through the streets of New York. 1st ed. New York : Harper, c2008.

New York Times sportswriter Liz Robbins details the 2007 New York City Marathon, which features 39,195 runners crossing five bridges and traveling through each of the city's boroughs, and covers the experiences of Paula Radcliffe, Gete Wami, Hendrick Ramaala, Martin Lel, and others.

796.6409 FOG

Kim, Melissa L. New England Biking : 100 of the best road and trail rides. 1st edition. Emeryville, CA : Avalon Travel, c2004. Covering the most popular New England biking destinations, this is the biker's guide to finding the best rides throughout the region. Foghorn Outdoors New England Biking guides bikers through Acadia National Park, Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, Cape Cod and the islands along with rides through rural lanes and remote, lush hills undiscovered by tourists. This book describes both road and trail rides, from easy, family-friendly excursions to challenging single-track rides. Complete with comprehensive listings of routes, elevations, tips, and directions, as well as bike shops, riding clubs, and biking organizations throughout the six New England states, Foghorn Outdoors New England Biking has the details on the best New England biking available.

910 THO

Thompson, Don. Seeking the Northwest Passage : the explorations and discoveries of Champlain and Hudson. 1st ed. Fleischmanns, N.Y. : Purple Mountain Press, c2008.

The most important legacy left by Champlain and Hudson might be considered accidental. In their persistent, but failed, attempts to find a water passage to Asia, they explored vast areas of unknown territory filled with extensive forests, natural resources, inlets and bays suitable for harbors and settlements, and waters filled with fish. The desire by European nations to claim these resources and territory encouraged later exploration and settlement.

917.5904 FOD

Fodor's 2009 South Florida. New York: Fodors Travel Pubns, c2009.


Weir, Alison. Mistress of the monarchy : the life of Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster. 1st U.S. ed. NY: Ballantine Books, c2009. A discussion of the life and times of Katherine Swynford, who was involved in court life at an early age and experienced many adversities while having an affair with, and ultimately marrying, John of Gaunt, mothering many of his children, whose descendents formed many Royal Houses and six U.S. presidents.


Phelps, Michael, 1985-. No limits : the will to succeed. 1st Free Press hardcover ed. NY: Free Press, 2008. Michael Phelps describes his experiences at the 2008 Beijing Olympic games, and also discusses his family, coaches, his passion for swimming, as well as the obstacles and challenges he has faced throughout his career.


Johnson, Steven, 1968-. The invention of air : a story of science, faith, revolution, and the birth of America. NY: Riverhead Books, 2008. Chronicles the life of Joseph Priestley, an eighteenth-century scientist and minister who aided in the discovery of oxygen, the founding of the Unitarian Church, and more; and describes his influence over the faith of some of the United States' founding fathers.

940 CUN

Cunliffe, Barry W. Europe between the oceans : themes and variations, 9000 BC to AD 1000. New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, 2008. Explores how the history of Europe from 9000 B.C. to A.D. 1000 was influenced by the bodies of water that surrounded the continent, describing the rich natural resources the waters offered, as well as the diverse cultures that blend in the region thanks to its extensive water networks.

973.922 KEN

Thomas, Evan. Robert Kennedy : his life. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2000.

Chronicles the life of Robert Kennedy, discussing his childhood, his high-profile family, his political career, his assassination, and other related topics.

973.93 BAR

Barnett, Thomas P. M. Great powers. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2009.

The author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller The Pentagon’s New Map brings us a remarkable analysis of the post-Bush world, and America's leadership role in it.


Farnham, Euclid. The Tunbridge World's Fair. Charleston, SC : Arcadia Publishing, c2008.

Since its opening in 1867, the Tunbridge World's Fair has drawn hundreds of thousands of people to its one-of-a-kind event, showcasing the best of regional agriculture and entertainment. The fair, originally intended to determine who owned the fastest horse or best-looking cow, began as an improvised event in farmer Elisha Lougee's North Tunbridge pasture and quickly grew into the complex it is today, with well-developed fairgrounds centered around a half-mile racetrack. During the 1929 fair, the Log Cabin Museum was opened with many local residents reenacting the skills of the early settlers. Over the generations, the fair has matured into the best of its kind in northern New England.


CD 155.9 BRA

Brafman, Ori. Sway : the irresistible pull of irrational behavior. [Minneapolis, Minn.] : Prince Frederick, MD : HighBridge ; Distributed by Recorded Books, p2008.

Read by John Apicella. The authors explore the ongoing psychological forces that sabotage rational behavior in our personal and business lives, revealing how such factors as loss aversion and commitment distort logical thought.

CD 158 DOO

Dooley, Mike. Leveraging the universe and engaging the magic. NY: Simon & Schuster Audio, p2008. Read by the author. Presents techniques for "harnessing the grace of the universe" to create the ideal life. Topics covered include: doing the least to get the most; the power of thought; creating momentum; neutralizing "limiting beliefs"; finding one's innate supernatural gifts; leveraging life's magic to one's advantage.

CD 791.43 HAR

Harris, Mark, 1963-. Pictures at a revolution : five movies and the birth of new Hollywood. [Old Saybrook, CT] : Tantor Audio, p2008. Read by Lloyd James. [Explores] the epic human drama behind the making of the five movies nominated for Best Picture in 1967-Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The Graduate, In the Heat of the Night, Doctor Doolittle, and Bonnie and Clyde-and through them, the larger story of the cultural revolution that transformed Hollywood, and America, forever.--From publisher description.

CD 920 HAL

Haley, Alex. Roots : the saga of an American family. Unabridged, 30th anniversary ed. North Kingstown, RI : BBC Audiobooks America, p2007. Read by Avery Brooks. It's hard to believe that it has been 30 years since Alex Haley's groundbreaking historical novel (based on his own family's history) was first published and became a worldwide phenomenon. Millions have read the story of the young African boy named Kunte Kinte, who in the late 1700s was kidnapped from his homeland and brought to the United States as a slave. Haley follows Kunte Kinte's family line over the next seven generations, creating a moving historical novel spanning 200 years. (From Publishers Weekly).

CD 973.931 WRI

Wright, Lawrence, 1947-. The looming tower : [Al-Qaeda and the road to 9/11]. Unabridged library ed. NY: Tantor Media, p2006. Read by Alan Sklar. From Publishers Weekly. Starred Review. Wright, a New Yorker writer, brings exhaustive research and delightful prose to one of the best books yet on the history of terrorism. He begins with the observation that, despite an impressive record of terror and assassination, post-W War II Islamic militants failed to establish theocracies in any Arab country. Many helped Afghanistan resist the Russian invasion of 1979 before their unemployed warriors stepped up efforts at home. Al-Qaeda, formed in Afghanistan in 1988 and led by Osama bin Laden, pursued a different agenda, blaming America for Islam's problems. Less wealthy than believed, bin Laden's talents lay in organization and PR, Wright asserts. Ten years later, bin Laden blew up U.S. embassies in Africa and the destroyer Cole, opening the floodgates of money and recruits. Wright's step-by-step description of these attacks reveals that planning terror is a sloppy business, leaving a trail of clues that, in the case of 9/11, raised many suspicions among individuals in the FBI, CIA and NSA. Wright shows that 9/11 could have been prevented if those agencies had worked together. As a fugitive, bin Laden's days as a terror mastermind may be past, but his success has spawned swarms of imitators. This is an important, gripping and profoundly disheartening book. (Aug.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc.


Archer, Jeffrey, 1940-. A prisoner of birth. Unabridged. North Kingstown, RI : BBC Audiobooks America, p2008. Read by Roger Allam. Bestseller Archer (Kane and Abel) pays homage to Dumas's The Count of Monte Cristo in this delicious updating of the adventure classic. Four upper-crust friends from Cambridge University known as the Musketeers conspire to frame Danny Cartwright, an illiterate London East Ender, for the murder of Danny's oldest friend and brother-in-law to be, Bernie Wilson. (From Publishers Weekly).


Atkinson, Kate. When will there be good news? New York, NY. : Hachette Audio, p2008.

Read by Ellen Archer. Presents a tale involving the unexpected intersection of three lives, including a woman whose life had been shattered thirty years earlier, an ex-detective on a crowded train, and a teenage girl who is called upon to test her preparedness.


Cannell, Stephen J. At first sight : [a novel of obsession]. Library ed. MI : Brilliance Audio, p2008. Read by Scott Brick. A millionaire's obsession with a young married woman spirals homicidally out of control, leading to the destruction of everything he holds dear.


Connelly, Michael, 1956-. The brass verdict. NY: Prince Frederick, MD : Hachette Audio ; Distributed by Recorded Books, cp2008. Read by Peter Giles. Just as defense attorney Mickey Haller's life is going back to normal, a Hollywood lawyer named Jerry Vincent is murdered and Mickey takes on the case of the accused, which could take his career into the big leagues. Haller learns that the killer may be looking for him and Harry Bosch. With danger mounting, Bosch and Haller decide to work together.


Cornwell, Bernard. Agincourt : a novel. [New York, N.Y.] : Harper Audio, p2009.

Read by Charles Keating. Amidst the Hundred Years War, on October 25th, 1415, six thousand English troops defeated a French brigade comprising 36,000 men. Here, Cornell's main character Nicholas Hook narrates the astonishing story.


Cornwell, Patricia Daniels. The front. New York, NY : Penguin Audio, p2008.

Read by Kate Reading. Winston Garano is the investigator for the case of a young British woman murdered more than forty years ago. Janie Brolin was raped and left for dead in 1962, and assumed to be a victim of the Boston Strangler. Unbeknownst to Winston, this case will take him on a journey that will test his limits, uncover ancient secrets, and even endanger his own life.


Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Our mutual friend. Abridged. [Franklin, Tenn.] : Naxos AudioBooks, 2008. Read by David Timson. A mysterious boatman on the Thames, a drowned heir, a dustman and his wife, and a host of other Dickens characters populate this novel of relationships between the classes, money, greed and love. The 48 characters are presented with remarkable clarity by David Timson in this abridged recording of one of Dickens' finest works.


Evanovich, Janet. Full scoop. Unabridged. Grand Haven MI : Brilliance Audio, p2006.

Read by Lorelei King. Mercury's in retrograde, and folks in Beaumont, South Carolina are dealing with gossip, scandal, misunderstandings, and more secrets than ever. Local pediatrician Maggie Farnsworth has even bigger worries. Her wild-girl past has caught up with her in the form of her ex-boyfriend, a jailbird who just flew the coop--and is bent on tracking down Maggie and her daughter. Fortunately, FBI agent Zack Madden is on hand for protection. Unfortunately, his presence is turning up the heat on an attraction Maggie simply has no time for...or does she? But Maggie and Zack aren't the only ones getting busy: Fleas, the hound dog, is up to his old tricks--this time with Butterbean, a very allluring...goat? Jamie Swift and millionaire Max Holt have babies on the brain. And resident psychic-slash-astrologer Destiny is fighting a crush of her own. Since the town's ice cream parlor is a magnet for gossip, no one can keep a secret and the sticky situations are getting even stickier... It's the wildest time yet in the town we love to write about, with the characters we can't get enough of. So sit back, relax, and enjoy a FULL SCOOP of fun, adventure, and romance.


Evanovich, Janet. Plum spooky. [S.l.] : Macmillan Audio, p2009.

Read by Lorelei King. Wulf Grimoire is a world wanderer and an opportunist who can kill without remorse and disappear like smoke. He's chosen Martin Munch, boy genius, as his new business partner, and he's chosen the Barrens of Trenton, New Jersey, as his new playground. It's up to Plum and Diesel, an über bounty hunter with special skills when it comes to tracking men and pleasing women, to hunt down Munch and Grimoire.


Breakaway (Bluegrass group). Watershed. [Burlington, VT : Breakaway, 1997]. Oh lonesome you -- Blue sea blues -- Lead, follow or get out of my way -- Desert rose -- Billy Gray -- Semblance of the man -- Let me love you one more time -- Last train redeemer -- Leadfoot -- Josanne -- Sodbuster blues -- Wings of angels. Andy Greene, guitar, vocals ; Scott Hopkins, banjo ; Peter Riley, bass, vocals -- Andy Sacher, mandolin, vocals ; Gene White, Jr., fiddles ; with Junior Barber, guitar.


Keillor, Garrison. Liberty : a novel of Lake Wobegon. [Minneapolis, Minn.] : HighBridge, p2008.

Read by the author. Having transformed the annual Fourth of July parade into a Lake Wobegon extravaganza, steadfast mechanic Clint Bunsen attracts the attention of the governor and the media before announcing his intention to run for Congress.


Perry, Thomas, 1947-. Fidelity. [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Audio, p2008.

Read by Michael Kramer. When Emily Kramer's husband Phil is murdered, she finds herself with any empty bank account and many questions. Jerry Hobart did not know why he was hired to kill Phil Kramer, but now being ordered to kill Kramer's widow, he has questions of his own. In searching for Phil's secret, both Hobart and Emily must decide where their loyalties are.


Proulx, Annie. Fine just the way it is : Wyoming stories 3. NY : Audioworks/Simon & Schuster Audio, p2008. Read by Will Patton. In Annie Proulx's third installment of Wyoming Stories, she presents a collection of works focused on American generational struggles in the West.

DVD 782.1 LUC

Lucia di Lammermoor. Hamburg : Deutsche Grammophon, 2005. Joan Sutherland (Lucia), Alfredo Kraus (Edgardo), Pablo Elvira (Enrico), Paul Plishka (Raimando), Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet ; Richard Bonynge, conductor. A tale of love, murder, and vengeance set in 17th century Scotland.

DVD 973.8 AFT

Aftershock : beyond the Civil War. NY : History Channel : Distributed in the U.S. by New Video, [2007]. Narrator, Mike Hodge. "In 1866, the year immediately following the end of the war, America was supposed to be reuniting, healing its wounds, and moving past years of civil unrest. However, a closer look into this historic time reveals a sinister snapshot of a discordant nation caught in the midst of deadly race riots and angry insurgencies ... Examines the disturbing reality behind the murder, terrorism, and chaos that marked the uncertain period of Reconstruction in America"--Container.


Babel. Widescreen ed. CA: Paramount Home Entertainment, c2007. Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal, Koji Yakusho, Adriana Barraza, Rinko Kikuchi, Mustapha Rachidi. A wealthy American is touring Morocco with his wife. The two become the focus of an international incident also involving a poor Moroccan farmer who is struggling to keep his two young sons in line and his family together. A nanny, with her employers absent, makes the disastrous decision to take her charges with her to a wedding in Mexico. A deaf-mute Japanese teen tries to deal with a relationship with her father and the world in general that has been upended by the death of her mother. It's about a gun. It's about communication - or the lack of it - both intercultural and intracultural. Raises issues like terrorism and immigration, and is as basic as husbands talking to their wives and parents understanding their children.


Curb your enthusiasm : second season. [NY] : HBO, 2004. Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, Jason Alexander. Larry David has it all - money, security, famous friends, a nurturing wife, and an oceanfront home. So why is he so intent on making a mess out of his life? Contains all 10 episodes.


Curb your enthusiasm : fifth season. [NY] : HBO, 2006. Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines. Larry David has it all - except, perhaps, his identity. This season, Larry takes a sentimental journey in search of his roots, stepping on a few toes along the way.


Curb your enthusiasm : fourth season. [NY] : CA : HBO Video ; Warner Home Video, [2005].


Curb your enthusiasm : third season. NY: HBO, c2004. All 10 episodes.


The duchess. Widescreen; enhanced for 16:9 TVs. CA: Paramount Home Entertainment, 2008.

Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling, Dominic Cooper, Hayley Atwell, Simon McBurney. Chronicles the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. She was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life. She was a vibrant beauty and celebrity of her time. Georgiana is trapped in an unhappy marital triangle with her husband and his live-in mistress. She falls passionately in love with Earl Grey, an ambitious young politician, and the affair causes a bitter conflict with her husband and threatens to erupt into a scandal. Now she must face an agonizing choice between her hopeless but passionate love affair and her responsibilities as a duchess.


Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind. Widescreen ed. Universal City, CA : Universal, c2004.

Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, Tom Wilkinson. When Joel discovers that his girlfriend, Clementine, has had their tumultuous relationship erased from her mind through an experimental scientific procedure, he decides to ease his own pain by getting the same treatment. But, as each memory of Clementine is systematically eliminated, Joel suddenly realizes how much he still loves her and desperately attempts to reverse the process.


Little Miss Sunshine. Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2006.

Abigail Breslin, Greg Kinnear, Paul Dano, Alan Arkin, Toni Collette, Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston. Olive is a little girl who dreams of winning the Little Miss Sunshine contest. Her family wants her dream to come true, but they are so dysfunctional that they can barely make it through a day without some disaster befalling them. Olive's father, Richard, is unsuccessful as a motivational speaker. He is barely on speaking terms with Olive's mother. Her uncle Frank has attempted suicide following an unsuccessful romance with a male graduate student. Her brother Dwayne, a fanatical follower of Nietzsche, has taken a vow of silence. And Olive's grandfather is a loser with a drug habit, but at least he enthusiastically coaches Olive in her contest talent routine. Circumstances conspire to put the entire family on the road together with the goal of getting Olive to the Little Miss Sunshine contest in California.


Man on wire. Widescreen ed. [US] : Magnolia Home Entertainment, 2008. Summary: A look at the high-wire walk made by Philippe Petit in 1974 between the World Trade Center's Twin Towers in New York City, and how it is still considered one of history's most artistic crimes.


The station agent. Widescreen ed. [US] : Touchstone Home Video, c2004. Patricia Clarkson, Peter Dinklage, Bobby Cannavale. A young man inherits a train station in rural New Jersey and moves there for a life of quiet solitude. He soon finds friendships and a sense of belonging that he never expected, and never thought he wanted.


Survivor : Borneo: first season. CA: Paramount Pictures, [2004]. The marooning -- The generation gap -- Quest for food -- Too little too late? -- Pulling your own weight -- Udder revenge -- The merger -- Thy name is duplicity -- Old and new bonds -- Crack in the alliance -- Long hard days -- Death of an alliance -- Season finale -- Reunion -- The greatest and most memorable moments. Host, Jeff Probst. Richard Hatch, Rudy Boesch, Gervase Peterson. The hit series that launched the 'Survivor' phenomenon. Includes all 14 episodes; never-before-seen features; audio commentaries; bonus disc 'Survivor-The Greatest & Most Outrageous Moments'; and much more.

DVD SUR All-Stars

Survivor ; all-stars. CA: Paramount, 2004. Jeff Probst. Contains the complete All Star season.