Monday, April 13, 2009

New Books, Audiobooks and Videos - April 2009


Andrews, V. C. (Virginia C.). Girl in the shadows. Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, c2006.
After an odyssey of heartbreak and betrayal in the wake of losing both her parents, it was mere chance that led April Taylor to the secluded home of a kindly elderly woman and her deaf teenaged granddaughter. There, April found a shelter from her mixed-up life, and from the confusion that severed her relationship with her sister, Brenda, after an encounter with Brenda's girlfriend, Celia. But when a dangerous couple arrives with greedy intentions, April's survival depends on being true to the one person she's never fully accepted: herself.

Atherton, Nancy. Aunt Dimity slays the dragon. New York : Viking, 2009.
Lori Shepard investigates whether sabotage is responsible for the series of odd accidents befalling Calvin Malvern, who is acting as King Wilfred at the village of Finch’s annual faire.

Baker, Tiffany. The little giant of Aberdeen County : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Grand Central Pub., 2009.
Truly Plaice, having been blamed for her mother’s death in childbirth and orphaned and separated from her sister when her father died when she was twelve, deals with constant curiosity over her large size and surprises the rural community when she grows emotionally and physically beyond their expectations in adulthood.

Beaton, M. C. Death of a witch. 1st ed. New York : Grand Central Pub., 2009.
Police constable Hamish Macbeth races to clear his name and find a killer after a supposed witch, who sold potions to men suffering from sexual dysfunction and whose practices Hamish openly disagreed with, is found dead.

Braun, Lilian Jackson. The cat who brought down the house. Large print ed. Waterville, Me. : Large Print Press, 2004, c2003.
Jim Qwilleran, a wealthy newspaper columnist in the small town of Pickax, and his crime-sensitive Siamese cat Koko, sense that something is wrong when movie star Thelma Thackeray, supposedly a native of Moose County, returns home after a six-decade-long Hollywood career to open a film club in the deserted opera house.

Cherryh, C. J. Regenesis. New York : Daw Books, c2009.
Ari Two, the genetic clone of Ariane Emory, the scientific genius who served as head of ReseuneLabs and the Bureau of Science on the planetary hub of Cyteen before her murder, has all the resources she needs to carry on her predecessor’s work, but finds herself consumed with efforts to save her own life from a killer who is still at large.

Coulter, Catherine. The countess. Large print ed. New York, N.Y. : Signet, c1999.
Andrea Jameson, fearful of men after growing up aware of her father’s infidelities, enters a marriage of convenience with a much older man, only to discover she has made a terrible mistake.

Cussler, Clive. Corsair : A novel of the Oregon Files. Waterville, Me. : Wheeler Pub., 2009.
Subduing a band of Somali pirates is just the warmup for Juan Cabrillo and the valiant crew of the supership Oregon in the rousing sixth Oregon Files thriller from bestseller Cussler and Du Brul (after Plague Ship). Cabrillo’s main mission is to locate U.S. Secretary of State Fiona Katamora, who’s been kidnapped en route to important international peace talks in Libya.
Dart, Iris Rainer. Some kind of miracle. New York : HarperLargePrint, c2003.
Two cousins and former best friends Dahlia and Sunny shared a love of music, but mental illness struck one cousin and they drifted apart. 25 years later, Dahlia has an opportunity to sell a song they co-wrote, but needs Sunny to agree and this begins a reunion that began with selfish ambition and evolves into Dahlia developing a selfless empathy for her cousin as she begins to understand how schizophrenia impacts Sunny’s life.

Elliott, Elissa. Eve : a novel of the first woman. New York : Delacorte Press, c2009.
A fictionalized account of the life of Eve, where she, alongside her husband Adam, faces the harshness of life outside the Garden of Eden, bears and buries her children, and watches the ones that have grown—Naava, Aya, Cain, Abel, and Dara—make consequential decisions.

Evanovich, Janet. Motor mouth. 1st Harper Large Print ed. New York : HarperLargePrint, c2006.
In her thunderous sequel to 'Metro Girl,' Evanovich brings back the spotter and R&D tech, Alexandra Barnaby to investigate the disappearance of the Huevo Motor Sports 69 car hauler, complete with two racecars it carried. The finger of blame is pointed at Sam Hooker, who had lost the last race of the season to the whiney rookie who drove the 69 car. Unfortunately, Alexandra, who works for Hooker, is also under suspicion. Before she realizes it, she and Hooker are knee deep in Mexican assassins and industrial espionage.

Forsyth, Frederick, 1938-. The veteran : five heart-stopping stories. Waterville, Me. : Large Print Press, c2001.
The veteran—The art of the matter—The miracle—The citizen—Whispering wind.
The five stories in this book by the author of such classic crime novels as The Day of the Jackal (1971) and The Odessa File (1972) deserve to be classics themselves. Combining sharp detail, fully realized characters, and clever last minute twists, these small gems are polished to perfection. Here we have an attorney who has special plans for his clients; an art appraiser who exacts brilliant revenge for his unfair dismissal; and, in the book's longest story, the lone survivor of Custer's Last Stand.

French, Nicci. Secret smile. Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2004.
You meet a man -You have an affair - You finish it and you think it's over - You're dead wrong - It's only just beginning ...Miranda Cotton thinks she's put boyfriend Brendan out of her life for good. But two weeks later, he's intimately involved with her sister. Soon what began as an embarrassment becomes threatening - then even more terrifying than a girl's worst nightmare. Because this time Brendan will stop at nothing to be part of Miranda's life - even if it means taking it from her.

Furst, Alan. Blood of victory. Waterville, Me. : Bath, England : Thorndike Press ; Chivers Press, c2002.
Russian writer I.A. Serebin arrives in Istanbul in November, 1940, where he is recruited for an operation run by Count Janos Polanyi, a Hungarian master spy now working for the British secret service.

Goldsmith, Olivia. Bad boy : a novel. Rockland, MA : Wheeler Pub., 2001.
Best friends Tracie and Jonny meet for coffee each Sunday night to discuss their forlorn love lives: Tracie loves boys with an affinity for leather jackets and poetry-classic bad boys who seem too good to be true (and usually are); Jonny foolishly falls for girls who never like him "in that way ...until Jonny convinces Tracie to teach him some tricks of the trade.

Gregory, Susanna, 1958-. The butcher of Smithfield. London : Sphere, 2008.
Thomas Chaloner, just returned excursion to Spain and Portugal on behalf of the Queen, finds London dank and grey under leaden skies. Although he has only been away for a short while, he finds many things changed, including the government slapping a tax on printed newspapers which results in news being handwritten to avoid the tax. A number of citizens have come to untimely deaths which Chaloner is dispatched to investigate which includes a lawyer with links to "the Butcher of Smithfield," a shady trader surrounded by thugs who terrorize the streets well beyond the confines of Smithfield market. Chaloner needs to prove this by untangling the devious means of how news is gathered and he has to put his personal safety aside as he tries to penetrate the rumor mill surrounding the Butcher of Smithfield and discover his real identity.

Griffin, W. E. B. The soldier spies. Rockland, MA : Wheeler Pub., [2000].
Allied soldiers and leaders around the world rush to keep the Germans from gaining military or strategic advantage in 1942.

Haitani, Kenjiro. A rabbit’s eyes. 1st American ed. New York : Vertical, c2005.
Ms. Kotani, the new elementary school teacher in Kobe, is given a homeroom full of highly dysfunctional students, and sets out to turn them into a class of little angels.

Hall, James W. (James Wilson), 1947-. Rough draft. Softcover large print ed. Rockland, MA : Wheeler Pub., [2001].
A few years ago, while browsing in a used bookstore, Hall found a copy of one of his early novels full of strange marginal notes and underlined passages and other cryptic messages. Fascinated by these weird hieroglyphics and unable to get them out of his mind, the author used this as a basis for Rough Draft, about a woman crime novelist who stumbles across a similar book and finds in those marginal notes what seems to be a direct message -- from the killer of her parents.

Higgins, Jack, 1929-. A darker place. New York : Putnams, c2009.
Alexander Kurbsky, a writer and ex-paratrooper, makes secret plans to escape Putin’s Russia and go west, but first Kurbsky is obligated to complete his mission for Russia and infiltrate British and American intelligence.

Howard, Linda, 1950-. Mackenzie’s mission. Waterville, Me. : Wheeler Pub., 2006.
Colonel Joe Mackenzie's No. 1 priority is "Night Wing", a test plane with a top-secret weapons system. Weapons expert Caroline Evans is his No. 1 distraction. After he discovers "Night Wing" is being sabotaged, Joe can't help but suspect Caroline. Now he must choose between allegiance to his country and love for his prime suspect.

Ironside, Elizabeth. Death in the garden. New York : Felony & Mayhem Press, 1995.
Gold Dagger nominee. In 1925 beautiful, bohemian Diana Pollexfen was celebrating her 30th birthday. The celebrations soured when her husband died, poisoned by a cocktail that had been liberally laced with some of Diana’s photographic chemicals. Sixty years later, Diana’s grand-niece, Helena, is also turning 30, but with rather less fanfare. An overworked attorney in London, Helena’s primary social outlet is an obsessive love affair. By way of distraction, Helena starts looking through her great-aunt’s papers and soon develops another obsession: Determining just who did kill George Pollexfen in that lovely, sunlit garden between the wars.

Johansen, Iris. Fatal tide. Large print ed. New York : Random House Large Print, c2003.
Marine researcher Melis Nemid uncovers a shocking secret in the deep sea, and soon finds herself running from a savage killer who wants to keep the past buried, forcing Melis to rely on a dangerous man with a mysterious past.

Johnson, Todd, 1960-. The sweet by and by. 1st ed. New York, NY : William Morrow, c2009.
Johnson’s bittersweet and often humorous hen-lit debut portrays the lives of five very different Southern women: compassionate Lorraine, bossy Margaret, grief-stricken Bernice, ambitious April and brusque Rhonda. At the center of this character-driven novel is Lorraine, a nurse at the nursing home where Margaret and Bernice live. As the three women drift into friendship, hairdresser Rhonda arrives to take a part-time job, and the older women begin to change her life. Lorraine’s daughter, April, meanwhile, is also gradually drawn into the circle. The story unfolds slowly over decades and life milestones, giving the characters plenty of time to reveal themselves. Johnson has a sure ear for Southern speech, though the dialect can become tiresome, and the narrative’s lack of plot makes the novel feel overlong. Nevertheless, the underlying message of the power of love and friendship resonates, as does its depiction of the way in which people leading unremarkable lives can have a tremendous impact on those around them. (From Publishers Weekly).

Kellerman, Jonathan. True detectives : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Ballantine Books, 2009.
Two years ago, Caitlin Frostig vanished and hadn't been seen or heard from since. P.I. Aaron Fox was eager to take on the case until he discovered that his hated half-brother cop, Moses Reed, was also on the case. At least they both agreed about consulting Alex Delaware. Alex was the only chance Fox and Reed had to unravel the ugly secrets that explained Caitlin's deadly fate.

King, Larry, 1933-. Moon over Manhattan : mystery and mayhem. Prince Frederick, MD : RB large print, 2003.
When the daughter of a famous man from TV disappears, numerous unrelated characters are thrown into a citywide web of intrigue, insanity, political values and personal agendas which takes them from The Plaza, to Queens, to Herald Square, to Tiffany, a few bars, a few bedrooms, Bergdorf Goodman and back culminating on live television in front of all of America.

Bito Takeshi. Boy. 1st ed. New York : Vertical, c2007.
Champion in a padded kimono—Nest of stars—Okamesan. The three stand-alone tales take place at early, middle and late adolescence. In “The Champion in a Padded Kimono” two brothers—one a bookworm and the other a jock—learn a lesson or two about hope and desire on Sports Day. “Nest of Stars” features a different pair of brothers for whom stargazing becomes a poignant way of life. In “Okamesan,” a very young history buff goes on his first solo “field mission” to Kyoto where he runs into a girl from the wrong side of the tracks.

Koen, Karleen. Dark angels : a novel. 1st pbk. ed. New York : Three Rivers Press, c2006.
Amidst rumblings of war, shifting alliances, and a succession crisis in the royal court of Charles II, Alice Verney has one fervent ambition: to turn the tables on the ruthless society that almost crushed her. First, the smart young woman who's willing to risk everything for pride and status, must survive the political machinations and personal passions that embroil Charles II's royal court. Prequel to the bestselling Through a Glass Darkly 20 years ago.

Lahiri, Jhumpa. The namesake. Large print ed. Waterville, ME : Wheeler Pub., 2003.
A large-print edition of Lahiri’s novel, which chronicles the adolescent to mid-life identity struggles of Gogol Ganguli, a child of Indian immigrants, whose father, an engineer, adapted well to life in the U.S. and whose mother did not.

Landis, Jill Marie. Lover’s lane. Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2003.
Carly Nolan, having changed her name and made a new life for herself and her son following the death of her fiancee Rick, meets Jake Montgomery and finally allows herself to love again, not realizing he is a private investigator sent by Rick's wealthy and powerful parents to find her and take her child away.

Lee, Janice Y. K. The piano teacher. New York : Viking, c2009.
In 1950s Hong Kong, English newlywed Claire Pendleton finds work as a piano teacher and begins an affair with her employer’s chauffer, leading her to learn about the man’s previous affair with a Eurasian socialite and his devastating past.

Lehrer, James. No certain rest. Large print ed. Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2003.
A Parks Department archaeologist finds out the truth about a murder on the Civil War battlefield at Antietam. A compelling narrative that deftly weaves together the past and present.

Lent, Jeffrey. After you’ve gone. 1st ed. New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c2009.
Henry Dorn, recently widowed, decides to travel to Amsterdam by ship, but an encounter with Lydia Pearce, a young woman on the ship, leads to an unexpected romantic affair that troubles Henry’s thoughts about the loss of his wife and his uneasy relationship with his son.

Lescroart, John T. The hunt club. New York : Dutton, c2006.
Wyatt Hunt, newly minted as a private investigator after being fired from his job as a caseworker with San Francisco's Child Protective Services, is enlisted by his friend, homicide inspector Devin Juhle, to join the probe into the murder of a federal judge found shot to death in his home along with his mistress, and the related disappearance of an up-and-coming celebrity commentator.

Lindsey, Johanna. Love only once. Large print ed. Garden City, NY : Doubleday Large Print, 2004, c1985.
The exquisite niece of Lord Edward and Lady Charlotte Malory, Regina Ashton is abducted by Nicholas Eden - an arrogant seducer hardened by a painful secret from his past. Reggie has vowed to marry the golden-haired rogue who has besmirched her good name - and who arouses her womanly desires to an unendurable level. But her beauty only stirs Nicholas’s passion - giving rise to dangerous misunderstandings, and a love that can live only once in a lifetime.

Lindsey, Johanna. A loving scoundrel : a Malory novel. Large print ed. New York, NY : Atria Books, c2004.
When Danny, a young woman who grew up on the streets of London with no memory of her real family, is banished from her gang because she helped handsome rakehell Jeremy Malory steal back the jewels his friend lost in a card game, Danny demands that Jeremy give her a job. She is determined to become respectable in order to fulfill her dream of marrying and starting a family.

Littell, Jonathan, 1967-. The kindly ones : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Harper, c2009.
A historically-based fictional memoir of Dr. Maximilien Aue, a former Nazi officer who reinvents himself as a middle-class factory owner and family man in France, chronicling his work as an assassin and bureaucrat during the genocide of the Jews.

Mitchard, Jacquelyn. Cage of stars. Large print ed. New York : Warner Books, 2006.
Veronica Swan, a sixteen-year-old Mormon, attempts to avenge the deaths of her younger sisters, who were brutally killed four years before by a deranged man her parents have forgiven.

Morgan, Sarah, 1948-. The Italian’s passionate proposal. Large print ed. Richmond, Surrey, Engl. : Mills & Boon, 2004.
When surgeon Carlo rescues Suzannah one dark, snowy night, the attraction is instant. However, circumstances force Carlo to hide his true identity. Then Carlo discovers that the new midwife is Suzannah! Working together means that emotions are laid bare, and Carlo soon finds himself falling for Suzanna.

Nonami, Asa, 1960-. Now you’re one of us. 1st ed. New York : Vertical, 2007.
New bride Noriko is adjusting to her new life as a member of her husband Kazuhito Shito’s large family, when she’s accosted by a merchant who rents property from the Shitos. The merchant makes an oblique comment before fleeing. The brief, if unsettling, encounter achieves more prominence for Noriko after she learns that the man and his family died in a propane explosion, and she eavesdrops on a conversation that suggests her in-laws were complicit in the tragedy. (Publishers Weekly).

Osawa, Arimasa, 1956-. The poison ape. New York : London : Vertical ; Turnaround [distributor], 2008.
Detective Samejima works alone...because no one will work with him. Shunned by his peers, scorned by his superiors, and feared by the yakuza, "The Shark," as he is called, works the dangerous Shinjuku section of Tokyo. This second installment of the popular Japanese series finds The Shark embroiled in a conflict among a professional Taiwanese killer, called "The Poison Ape"; the Taiwanese detective who pursues him; and the hard-hearted boss of the Taiwanese mafia. At stake: Shinjuku, the already treacherous streets of which will semm like an esplanade compared to the battlefield they will become if war breaks out between the Japanese and Taiwanese mafias.

Parker, Robert B., 1932-. Night and day. New York : Putnam, c2009.
Police chief Jesse Stone, dealing with a junior high school principal who conducted a surprise inspection of female students’ underwear before a dance, investigates the crimes of a peeping Tom who breaks into the homes of his victims and forces them to strip at gunpoint.

Patterson, James, 1947-. Beach road : a novel. Doubleday Large Print Home Library ed. New York : Little, Brown, 2006.
“A struggling Montauk lawyer agrees to defend a local man accused of murdering several flashy Hamptons types and finds himself in the midst of another trial of the century”—Library journal.

Patterson, James, 1947-. The jester : a novel. Doubleday large print home library ed. Boston : Little, Brown, and Co. Large Print, 2003.
An innkeeper just back from the First Crusade disguises himself as a court jester to save his wife, who has been abducted by an evil duke searching for a holy relic.

Perry, Anne. Execution dock : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Ballantine Books, 2009.
It's 1864 and, once again, Inspector William Monk, now of the Thames River Police, must face a dangerous foe. After a game of cat and mouse, Monk has finally captured Jericho Philipps, main suspect in the brutal slaying of mudlark Water 'Fig' Figgis. In doing so he believes that he has taken the first step in bringing to justice the man responsible for running an evil child prostitution ring and avenged the memory of Durban, his old commander, who was convinced of Philipps' guilt. When Philipps comes to trial however all does not run smoothly.

Peters, Elizabeth. He shall thunder in the sky : an Amelia Peabody mystery. Large print ed. Thorndike, Me. : Bath, England : Thorndike Press ; Chivers Press, c2000.
Intrepid archaeologist/sleuth Amelia Peabody and her family, back in Egypt in 1914 for another season of archaeological excavation, become caught up in the political turmoil sweeping the country, and when an exquisite artifact from a Giza dig is found where it ought not be, Amelia realizes her villainous arch-nemesis Sethos is at work.

Picoult, Jodi, 1966-. Handle with care : a novel. New York : Atria Books, c2009.
Not all expectant parents are fortunate enough to be blessed with a healthy baby. Charlotte and Sean O’Keefe were one such couple who now faced sleepless nights, mounting bills, and the stares of others because of their daughter, Willow. In spite of her physical ailments, the now six-year-old Willow was smart and beautiful. Still, following a series of events, Charlotte and Sean were forced to confront some tough questions they had never wanted to contemplate before.

Rankin, Ian. Set in darkness : an Inspector Rebus novel. Thorndike, Me. : G.K. Hall, 2001.
On the eve of the first Scottish parliament in 300 years, Edinburgh is a city rife with political passions and expectations. But, Inspector John Rebus has no time for ceremonial tasks. A body has been discovered in a Queensbury house fireplace, a homeless man has thrown himself off a bridge, and an up-and-coming politician is murdered. Now Rebus is on the trail of a notorious criminal he thought he'd put in jail for life.

Robb, J. D., 1950-. Promises in death. New York : G. P. Putnam’s Sons, c2009.
Lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates the murder of her friend, detective Amaryllis Coltraine, and uncovers information that is tied to both the crime and Eve’s past.

Ross, Ann B. Miss Julia throws a wedding. New York : Penguin Books, 2003.
There’s going to be a wedding in town and Miss Julia is the perfect person to organize it. With some hilarious results, Miss Julia organizes the perfect wedding for Sheriff Coleman Bates and his lawyer girlfriend Binkie Enloe.

Rozan, S. J. Winter and night. Large print ed. Prince Frederick, MD : RB Large Print, 2003, c2002.
A novel about the corrosive power of secrets and corruption in a small town.

Rushdie, Salman. Shalimar the Clown : a novel. New York : Random House Large Print, c2005.
Los Angeles, 1991. Ambassador Maximilian Ophuls, one of the makers of the modern world, is murdered in broad daylight on his illegitimate daughter India’s doorstep, slaughtered by a knife wielded by his Kashmiri Muslim driver, a mysterious figure who calls himself Shalimar the clown. The dead man is a charismatic World War Two Resistance hero, a man of formidable intellectual ability, a former US ambassador to India and subsequently America’s counter-terrorism chief. The murder looks at first like a political assassination, but turns out to be passionately personal.

Ryu, Keiichiro, 1923-1989. The blade of the courtesans. 1st ed. New York : Vertical, c2008.
In The Blade of the Courtesans, a young samurai by the name of Seichiro Matsunaga, trained in swordfighting by none other than the legendary samurai Musashi Miyamoto, finds himself in Yoshiwara (the pleasure quarters of old Tokyo) per Miyamoto’s dying wishes. In Yoshiwara, Seichiro finds himself defending its denizens against what may be spies from the Yagyu Clan, including one young woman named Oshabu, whose story runs deeper than still water suggests.

Sena, Hideaki. Parasite eve. 1st American ed. New York : Vertical, c2005.
After losing his wife in a mysterious car crash, Dr. Nagashima becomes obsessed with finding a way to reincarnate his dead wife, using a small piece of her kidney to try to rebuild her molecular structure.

Shiono, Nanami, 1937-. The Battle of Lepanto. 1st American ed. New York, N.Y. : Vertical, c2007.
For over a century after the fall of Constantinople in 1453, the Ottoman Empire enjoyed an almost unbroken series of victories in Eastern Europe and throughout the Eastern Mediterranean. In 1571, the Republic of Venice and Pope Pius V worked together to assemble an alliance of European powers to confront the Ottoman navy in the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas. This “Holy League” was driven, and almost torn apart, by a set of diverse and often competing motivations, but for one brief moment it was able to put aside its differences and raise a unified front against the massive Ottoman fleet at the Battle of Lepanto. The outcome of that battle would have far-reaching consequences for Europe, for the Ottoman Empire and indeed for world history.

Shiono, Nanami, 1937-. The siege of Rhodes. 1st American ed. New York : Vertical, 2006.
In this, the second installment in The East Mediterranean Trilogy, Nanami Shiono weaves another rich and fascinating narrative around a key battle between Islam and Christendom. An inspiring portrait of nobility and courage in the face of overwhelming odds, it also offers a rare glimpse into the history of one of the most important knightly orders, one that helped establish the tradition of medical care in the West as we know it today.

Shiono, Nanami, 1937-. The fall of Constantinople. 1st American ed. New York : Vertical, c2005.
A popular history of the most entertaining and timely variety from Japan’s addictive grand dame of letters.

Smiley, Jane. Horse heaven. Thorndike, Me. : Bath, England : Thorndike Press ; Chivers Press, 2000.
Horse Heaven spans two years on the circuit, traveling from California to Kentucky, Saratoga to Miami, Paris to Instanbul, and goes deep into the hearts of the very different kinds of people who find themselves enraptured by the horse. Out of these disparate lives equinely united, Smiley creates a riveting narrative of a particular corner of contemporary America, a deeply engaging story of love, longing, greed and corruption, our mystical bond with animals, and above all, our profound desire to connect with creatures outside of ourselves.

Spencer-Fleming, Julia. Out of the deep I cry. Waterville, Me. : Wheeler Pub., 2004.
When an old woman liquidates a trust fund in order to fix the leaky-roofed Episcopal church in Millers Kill, NY, she unwittingly initiates a local tempest. Terminating the fund means the local free clinic, founded by the lady's mother, will lose discretionary income, but people will also remember how that woman's husband mysteriously disappeared some 50 years ago.

Spindler, Erica, 1957-. Breakneck. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Press, 2009, c2008.
Detectives Kitt Lundgren and her unlikable partner, Mary Catherine Riggio, from the Violent Crimes Bureau of Rockford, Illinois, investigate the serial murders of young adults, but the case puts added pressure on M.C.’s personal life.

Steel, Danielle. One day at a time. New York : Delacorte Press, 2009.
Danielle Steel celebrates families of every stripe in her compelling new novel - a tale of three very different couples who struggle and survive, love, laugh, and learn to take life...

Suzuki, Koji, 1957-. Birthday. 1st American ed. New York : Vertical, c2006.
Coffin in the sky—Lemon heart—Happy birthday. A collection of short stories centered on themes of birth and female characters who encounter a mysterious videotape and the omnipresent threat of the Ring virus.
Suzuki, Koji, 1957-. Dark water. 1st American ed. New York : Vertical, c2004.
Prologue—Floating water—Solitary isle—The hold—Dream cruise—Adrift—Watercolors—
Forest under the sea—Epilogue. Contains four short stories of terror about water, the horrors that lurk beneath its surface, and the curious people unlucky enough to become its prey.

Takagi, Nobuko. Translucent tree. 1st ed. New York : Vertical, 2008.
Chigiri Yamazaki is a divorced single mother who has returned to Tsurugi City with her 11 year old daughter to care for her ailing father—a famous sword maker whose business has completely faltered. It falls upon Chigiri to keep debt collectors at bay. Go Imai, a freelance documentary maker, is on a business trip from Tokyo and has decided to stop by this little town of Tsurugi, where he had come to do a story on Chigiri’s father 25 years ago. Go reunites with Chigiri, and the two begin a love story of epic consequence and passion reminiscent of the works of Marguerite Duras and Alice Munro, set against the backdrop of bucolic Japan.

Takahashi, Gen’ichiro, 1951-. Sayonara, gangsters. 1st American ed. New York : Vertical, c2004.
Somewhere in a future time and place, people have no names. Lovers find this inconvenient, so they begin naming each other. The two main characters settle on the following names: the woman is the Nakajima Miyuki Song Book, and the man, who teaches at a poetry school, is Sayonara, Gangsters. Their cat, who prefers milk-and-vodka and is a great fan of Aristotle, is named Henry IV. The first of the book’s three parts tells the story of Sayonara, Gangsters’s former lover, “the woman,” and their daughter, named both Caraway and Green Pinky. One day the couple receive a postcard from City Hall that reads, “We Were So Sorry to Learn of the Death of Your Daughter.” Sayonara, Gangster then describes Caraway’s removal to the Children’s Graveyard, where she is deposited in a cork-lined metal case. In the second section, Sayonara, Gangster explains his work at the poetry school, with a long disquisition on the death of poetry by the poet Virgil, who has metamorphosed into a refrigerator. The last section is an action-filled account of three gangsters who come to be taught poetry and who are killed after a gunfight with a detachment of armored police... (Publishers Weekly).

Vine, Barbara, 1930-. The birthday present. 1st ed. New York : Shaye Areheart Books, 2009.
Ruth Rendell, writing under the pen name Barbara Vine, weaves the story of Ivor Tesham, a young member of Parliament, his married mistress, and the trouble Ivor creates when he decides to ‘spice up’ their love life with a surprise birthday gift for his beloved. It all begins with a pretend curbside kidnapping but quickly goes terribly wrong, resulting in death and ruin instead.

Winspear, Jacqueline. Among the mad : a Maisie Dobbs novel / Jacqueline Winspear. 1st ed. New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2009.
In the thriling new novel by the New York Times bestselling author of An Incomplete Revenge, Maisie Dobbs must catch a madman before he commits murder on an unimaginable scale.

Wolff, Tobias, 1945-. Old school : a novel. Prince Frederick, MD : RB Large Print, 2004.
Determined to fit in at his New England prep school, the narrator has learned to mimic the bearing and manners of his adoptive tribe while concealing as much as possible about himself. His final year, however, unravels everything he’s achieved, when a visiting writer whose blessing a young writer would do almost anything to gain visits.

Woods, Stuart. Two-dollar bill. Doubleday large print home library ed. New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, c2005.
Stone Barrington, suave Manhattan cop-turned-lawyer, faces down a brilliant Southern flimflam man passing around rare two-dollar bills, and a beautiful prosecutor and is caught between them when a body is found in his apartment.


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Erickson, Jon, 1977-. Hacking : the art of exploitation. 2nd ed. San Francisco, CA : No Starch Press, c2008.
Hacking is the art of creative problem solving, whether that means finding an unconventional solution to a difficult problem or exploiting holes in sloppy programming. Many people call themselves hackers, but few have the strong technical foundation needed to really push the envelope. Rather than merely showing how to run existing exploits, author Jon Erickson explains how arcane hacking techniques actually work. To share the art and science of hacking in a way that is accessible to everyone, Hacking: The Art of Exploitation, 2nd Edition introduces the fundamentals of C programming from a hacker’s perspective.

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Hill, Brad. Blogging for dummies. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley Publishing Co., Inc., c2006.
Offers advice on blogging, discussing getting started, content, structure, links, photographs, images, advanced techniques, audience, distribution networks, managing contributors, profit, and other related topics.

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Hallinan, Joseph T. Why we make mistakes : how we look without seeing, forget things in seconds, and are all pretty sure we are way above average. 1st ed. New York : Broadway Books, c2009.
Explores the human capacity for making mistakes, and examines psychology, neuroscience, economics, consumer behaviors, geography, football, and more; and describes how to remember where something important is hidden, the perils of multitasking, and other related topics.

155.24 KHA
Khamisa, Azim. The Secrets of the Bulletproof Spirit : How to Bounce Back from Life’s Hardest Hits. 1st ed. New York : Ballantine Books, c2009.
Khamisa, an award-winning peace and forgiveness advocate, and Quinn, a life and spiritual coach, explore spiritual resiliency - the ability to recover from disappointment and tragedy and one of the strongest predictors of happiness.... Through their own personal stories and those of others, the authors reveal how spiritually bulletproof people think, providing exercises to help the reader learn and practice mental habits that support spiritual resiliency. (Publishers Weekly).

305.2609 LAW
Lawrence-Lightfoot, Sara, 1944-. The third chapter : passion, risk, and adventure in the twenty-five years after fifty. 1st ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009.
New opportunities for creativity and self-fulfillment await men and women between the ages of 50 and 75. Sociologist Lawrence-Lightfoot (Balm in Gilead) coins the term Third Chapter to describe the rich possibilities as illustrated in her extended interviews with 40 well-educated, affluent Americans. Founding her thesis on classic formulations of life-stage development, particularly that of Erik Erikson, the author offers a wide range of models for people who feel burned out, restless or dissatisfied with their lives, describing how each of her subjects became a different person. (From Publishers Weekly).

306.81 SCA LP
Scarf, Maggie, 1932-. September songs : the good news about marriage in the later years. Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, c2008.
In this well-researched and eminently readable study, journalist Scarf (Intimate Partners) plunges into the lives of married people between the ages of 50 and 75, inquiring how their partnerships have changed, been renegotiated, reframed and refreshed as increased longevity has added up to three decades to the span of an average marriage. Conducting in-depth interviews with seven couples, the author poses perceptive and challenging questions to her subjects, asking how they have weathered difficulties, affairs, health problems, how they have disappointed or surprised each other over time and what are the major sexual issues that emerge at this time of life.

306.8509 ONE
One big happy family : 18 writers talk about polyamory, open adoption, mixed marriage, househusbandry, single motherhood, and other realities of truly modern love. New York : Riverhead Books, 2009.
An illuminating, entertaining, and provocative immersion in today’s American family, with essays from ZZ Packer, Dan Savage, Min Jin Lee, asha bandele, Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, and others, illustrating the changing realities of domestic life.

330.9 KRU
Krugman, Paul R. The return of depression economics and the crisis of 2008. W. Norton & Company : New York, c2009.
Our newest Nobel Prize-winning economist shows how today’s crisis parallels the events that caused the Great Depression and explains what it will take to avoid catastrophe.

363.17 SLO
A slow death : 83 days of radiation sickness. 1st ed. New York : Vertical, c2008.
Discusses the nuclear radiation accident at a uranium reprocessing facility in Tokaiumura, Japan in 1999 involving Hiroshi Ouchi, who suffered from severe chromosomal breakdown and endured eighty-three days of treatment until his demise.

363.7387 SEI
Seidl, Amy, 1965-. Early spring : an ecologist and her children wake to a warming world. Boston : Beacon Press, c2009.
An ecologist and mother brings the overwhelming problem of global warming to a personal level, with a mix of memoir and science. Amy Seidl looks at climate change through family walks in the woods, work in her garden, and seasonal community events throughout the year. She brings home the reality of global warming by considering how it has altered her life, her daughters’ experiences outdoors, and the traditions of her quintessential small New England town—the iconic landscape celebrated by Robert Frost, Norman Rockwell, and many others.

364.152 BEL
Bellamy, John Stark. Vintage Vermont villainies : true tales of murder & mystery from the 19th & 20th centuries. 1st ed. Woodstock, Vt. : Countryman Press, c2007.
Containing accounts of ten classic murders and two inexplicable disappearances, Vintage Vermont Villainies is a veritable “best of the best” of Vermont homicides occurring between 1874 and 1957. Bellamy’s catalog of miscreants includes Mary Rogers, whose seduction of two brothers paved the way to eliminating her inconvenient husband; and John Winters, whose date with the electric chair enlisted the sympathies of Clarence Darrow. This is true crime for every country home bed table.

364.154 YOK
Yokota, Sakie. North Korea kidnapped my daughter. 1st ed. New York : Vertical, c2009.
Presents the true story of the kidnapping of thirteen-year-old Megumi Yokota by the North Korean government, and reveals facts on a number of kidnappings in Japan and in Europe of Japanese men, women, and children by North Korea.

613.7 BAR
Barough, Nina. Walking for fitness : the low-impact workout that tones and shapes. 1st American ed. London ; New York : DK, 2003.
Describes the health benefits of power walking, explaining what it is, featuring illustrated step-by-step sequences for developing the correct walking technique, and discussing the addition of stretching and strengthening exercises, the importance of breathing and nutrition, safety, foot care, and related topics.

636.7 PIT
Pitcairn, Richard H. Dr. Pitcairn’s complete guide to natural health for dogs & cats. New, updated ed. Emmaus, Pa. : [New York] : Rodale Press ; Distributed in the book trade by St. Martin’s Press, c1995.
This is an expanded edition of the classic natural pet-care book by veterinarian Richard H. Pitcairn and his wife Susan Pitcairn-- both renowned specialists in chemical-free nutrition, treatment and natural healing for pets. Written with the warmth and compassion that have won the Pitcairns’ a nationwide following, this guide will help you select the most compatible dog or cat for your own lifestyle-- and show you how to provide the very best in companionship, healing, nutrition and lifelong care.

636.8 ECK
Eckstein, Warren. How to get your cat to do what you want. 1st ed. New York : Villard Books, 1990.
World-renowed pet behaviorist Warren Eckstein shows you how to walk with your cat, make it come when called, play for hours without ruining your plants and furniture, and more, in this warm, readable guide for feline lovers everywhere. Here are on-the-mark observations, wonderful insights, and step-by-step advice for: Alleviating kitty stress and nervousness; Coping with feline old age; Exercising your beloved mouser, and much more. Plus: diet, grooming, and dentistry tips.

641.5941 ROB
Robuchon, Joël, 1945-. The complete Robuchon. 1st American ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
Provides step-by-step instructions for more than eight hundred recipes for French cooking, and covers all dishes from appetizers to desserts, and also provides information on ingredients, technique, and more.

649.122 WES
West, Kim. Good night, sleep tight : the Sleep Lady’s gentle guide to helping your child go to sleep, stay asleep, and wake up happy. 1st ed. New York, NY : CDS Books, c2004
Kim West has worked one-on-one with thousands of people in more than ten years of private practice. Her amazing success with getting kids to sleep has led her clients to dub her The Sleep Lady. Good Night, Sleep Tight outlines Kim’s proven two-week technique in easy-to-follow language, featuring case studies that give readers real-life examples of the sleep roadblocks children often encounter-and the tools to overcome them.

650.14 BER
Berger, Lynn. The savvy part-time professional : how to land, create, or negotiate the part-time job of your dreams. 1st ed. Sterling, Va. : Capital Books, Inc., c2006.
Respected career and life coach Lynn Berger makes a strong case for part-time employment as a viable option for: * Parents who want more time with their children but can t risk breaking the family budget * Seniors seeking both stimulation and a cushion for dwindling retirement funds and * Stressed-out overachievers who want more from life than a sixty-hour work week and a McMansion mortgage. She gives readers the tools, know-how, and inspiration needed to land, create, or negotiate the position they want, for the money they want. The book also contains inspirational stories of those who have made the switch, information on job-sharing and resources to get you started.

658.409 SAT
Sato, Masaaki, 1944-. The Toyota leaders : an executive guide. 1st ed. New York : Vertical, c2008.
Six decades ago, Toyota was an embarrassment. Today, they are the auto-industry leader. The Toyota Leaders: An Executive Guide tells how they did it, and in such a way that allows readers to apply the lessons. (Barnes and Noble).

704.03 SOK
Sokol, David, 1947-. The Golem of church street : an artist’s reflection on the new anti-Semitism. Burlington, VT : Kasini House Books, c2008.
In the tradition of Honore Daumier and Francisco Goya, Sokol uses printmaking as a means of reflection and comment on a new and emerging anti-Semitism. In words and images, Sokol reflects upon social, political, and cultural phenomena that objectify the new anti-Semitism. From Farfour the Martyr Mouse to Jimmy Carter's relationship with Sheik Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan, Sokol uses satire and caricature, humor, sadness, and irony to nudge the reader into thinking about these complex issues.

741.5 TEZ
Tezuka, Osamu, 1928-1989. Black Jack. : Volume 1. 1st ed. New York : Vertical, c2008.
Follows the experiences of Doctor Black Jack, a physician who is able to work miracles but is unlicensed to practice due to mysterious circumstances.

741.5 TEZ
Tezuka, Osamu, 1928-1989. Black Jack. : Volume 2. 1st ed. New York : Vertical, c2008.
Follows the experiences of Doctor Black Jack, a physician who is able to work miracles, but is unlicensed to practice due to mysterious circumstances.

741.5 TEZ
Tezuka, Osamu, 1928-1989. Black Jack. : Volume 3. 1st ed. New York : Vertical, c2009.
Doctor Black Jack continues his mercenary medical work, but maintains his mystery, while hiding his true self from the ones who pay him.

746.92 MAC
Knit along with Debbie Macomber : The shop on Blossom street. Little Rock : Leisure Arts, c2005.
Baby blocks—Carol’s sunshine—Sleepy in Seattle—Only the finest for Amelia -- Lydia’s baby cables—Boats for Cameron—Donovan diamonds—Lesson on color (A) -- Day in the park (A) --Alix’s chocolate petits fours—Lydia’s lacy blocks.

746.92 MAC
Knit along with Debbie Macomber : A good yarn. Little Rock, AR : Leisure Arts Inc., c2005.
Lydia’s socks—Courtney’s leg warmers—Fur and bouclé hat & scarf—Rainbow poncho—Vera’s lacy scarf—First steps baby blanket—Maverick’s laprobe—Cameron’s hooded cardigan—Fair isle hat & scarf—Annie’s pullover—Cody’s dinosaur sweater—Close fitting vest.

797.122 SMI
Smith, Clyde H. Northeast passage : a photographer’s journey along the historic Northern Forest Canoe Trail. North Pomfret, Vt. : Thistle Hill Publications, c2007.
The Northern Forest Canoe Trail meanders 740 scenic miles, following age-old Native American and fur trapper trade routes. It traverses 22 rivers and streams as well as 56 lakes and ponds in the course of its passage from Old Forge, New York in the Adirondack Mountains, to Fort Kent in the northernmost part of Maine. In this volume, award-winning photographer Clyde Smith displays 114 color photographs as he takes you on a dramatic and colorful tour of the trail with commentary.

797.21 MCK
McKay, Rob. Learn to swim : step-by-step water confidence and safety skills for babies and young children. 1st American ed. London ; New York : DK Pub., 2005.
A program for parents of babies and children from ages 6 months to 4 years. Baby-friendly swimming lessons help children build confidence and stimulate intelligence and concentration.

811.52 AGE
Agee, James, 1909-1955. Selected poems. New York : Library of America, 2008.
A collection of poems by award-winning poet James Agee that reflect his struggle to understand his place in the world and his own religious beliefs.

Wells, William, 1837-1892. A Vermont cavalryman in war and love : the Civil War letters of Brevet Major General William Wells and Anna Richardson. Lynchburg, VA : Schroeder Publications, 2007.
This collection of hundreds of letters from William Wells gives the reader an extraordinary account of a love blossoming on the home front from an officer in the field. Wells is remembered for his heroic leadership of the 1st Vermont Cavalry at Gettysburg and Appomattox. Returning with his new bride to Burlington, Vermont after the war, Wells founded Wells, Richardson and Company, manufacturer of patent medicine and textile dyes. (Vermont Historical Society).

Dickinson, Amy. The mighty queens of Freeville : a mother, a daughter, and the people who raised them. 1st ed. New York : Hyperion, c2009.
Amy Dickinson, author of the syndicated advice column “Ask Amy,” discusses her life, motherhood, and her family of strong women in the small town of Freeville in upstate New York, who raised and supported her and her daughter.

Hendra, Tony. Father Joe : the man who saved my soul. Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, c2004.
The author, comedian Tony Hendra, describes his relationship with Father Joe, a Benedictine monk who was his mentor from when he was fourteen and having an affair with a married Catholic woman, through the turmoil and drugs of the seventies and eighties, and two marriages, until his death.

937.06 ODO
O’Donnell, James Joseph, 1950-. The Ruin of the Roman Empire : A New History. 1st ed. New York : ECCO, c2008.
Analyzes the geopolitical errors that resulted in the fall of Rome, chronicling the management of the society by Emperor Theodoric, and later by Justinian, who ruined the empire by failing to make peace with Persia and establish good relations with Mediterranean kings, banned some Christian sects, and made other poor decisions.

940.542 OUR
Our great war : memoirs of World War II from the Wake Robin community, Shelburne, Vermont. 1st ed. Shelburne, Vt. : Wake Robin Residents’ Assoc., c2008.
A compilation of wonderful stories from the Wake Robin community of seniors in Shelburne, VT who relate their experiences from the World War II era. It is a snapshot from the lives of 65 contributing authors who describe life at that time from the various vantage points of military service, medical care, the home front, life in Europe, and overseas duty after the war.

958.1 FIT
Fitzgerald, Paul. Invisible history : Afghanistan’s untold story. San Francisco, CA : City Lights Books, c2009.
Examines Afghanistan’s political history from antiquity to the twenty-first century, discusses the role of the United States in twenty-first-century Afghanistan, and offers a comprehensive analysis of future actions.

Smith, Richard B. The Revolutionary War in Bennington County : a history and guide. Charleston, SC : History Press, 2008.
Journey back to the spring of 1775, when Bennington County, Vermont was no more than the wild frontier of the northern territory. It was from here that the first victory of the American Revolution was won, when Patriot Ethan Allen led the famed Green Mountain Boys to raid and capture towering Fort Ticonderoga from the British. Dick Smith takes readers through the famed covered bridges, historic taverns and quaint villages of Bennington County that in another life played a vital role in leading our country toward independence.

973.7 LEW
Witness to the Civil War : first-hand accounts from Frank Leslie’s illustrated newspaper. 1st ed. New York: Collins, c2006.
Presents a collection of over 300 original engravings along with historical narratives and eyewitness accounts of major Civil War battles and battlefields from the artists and journalists who reported the conflict.

973.91 FER VT COLL
Ferrell, Robert H. Grace Coolidge : the people’s lady in silent Cal’s White House. Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, c2008.
A biographical portrait of Grace Coolidge, focusing on her years in the White House where she became a leader in fashion, opened the White House to the public, and became a public defender of the deaf and disabled, despite a lack of support from her husband, the president.

973.93 BUC
Buchanan, Patrick J. (Patrick Joseph), 1938-. Day of reckoning : how hubris, ideology, and greed are tearing America apart. 1st ed. New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, 2007.
In this book, pundit Buchanan reveals the perilous path our nation has taken: The era of U.S. global dominance is over. A struggle for hegemony among the United States, China, a resurgent Russia and radical Islam has begun. Torn apart by a culture war, America has begun to break down along class, cultural, ethnic, and racial lines. Free trade is hollowing out U.S. industry, destroying the dollar, and plunging the country into permanent dependency and unpayable debt. One of every six U.S. manufacturing jobs has vanished under Bush. The Third World invasion through Mexico is a greater threat to U.S. survival than anything happening in Afghanistan or Iraq. To save America, Buchanan would start by removing from power the ideologues of both parties, reviewing America’s Cold War commitments, and securing our borders. He offers ideas to halt the erosion of our sovereignty and restore our manufacturing preeminence and economic independence.—From publisher description.
Doyle-Schechtman, Deborah. By the old mill stream : a history of Quechee, Vermont. Quechee, Vt. : Vermont Heritage Press, c2007.
Documents life in Quechee and celebrates those who have called it home from the second land grants of 1768 to the millennium of 2000.


Baldacci, David. Divine justice. New York : Prince Frederick, MD : Hachette Audio ; Distributed by Recorded Books, p2008.
Read by Ron McLarty. Having assassinated the two men who had been inhibiting his freedom, John Carr becomes the target of a manhunt involving the highest levels of the U.S. government, prompting Joe Knox to launch an investigation that tests the resources of the Camel Club.

Berry, Steve, 1955-. The Charlemagne pursuit. New York : Prince Frederick, MD : Random House Audio ; Distributed by Recorded Books, p2008.
Read by Scott Brick. A mysterious manuscript discovered in the tomb of Charlemagne sends Cotton Malone on a perilous international quest to the harsh world of Antarctica in pursuit of the truth about the death of his father on a classified sub mission beneath Antarctica.

Binchy, Maeve. Heart and soul. New York : Random House Audio, p2008.
Read by Sile Bermingham. Dr. Clara Casey was certain the senior cardiologist position was hers. Instead, she is offered the thankless job of establishing a rehab heart clinic that’s woefully underfunded. She reluctantly accepts the job, but promises to leave after one year. Clara quickly assembles a diverse and capable staff, all of whom pitch in to help heal the lives of their demanding and sometimes difficult patients. Before long, they have established the clinic as an integral part of the community. After the year is up, Clara struggles with the decision to leave, knowing that her time there has changed her life forever.

Brown, Sandra, 1948-. The switch. New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2003], p2000.
Read by Jan Maxwell. When her identical twin sister turns up dead, Melina Lloyd joins forces with her sister’s lover to search for the truth about the killing, only to find herself on the run from a criminal mastermind whose evil schemes could have global repercussions.

Clark, Mary Higgins. Dashing through the snow. [S.l.] : Simon & Schuster Audio, p2008.
Read by Carol Higgins Clark. Together, Mary and Carol Higgins Clark present a festive mystery for the holiday season.

Cornwell, Patricia Daniels. Scarpetta. New York : Prince Frederick, MD : Penguin Audio ; Distributed by Recorded Books, p2008.
Read by Kate Reading. Leaving behind her Charleston forensic pathology practice to accept an assignment in New York City, Kay Scarpetta learns the story of an injured psychiatric patient who claims he was attacked by a stalker who was killing someone else at the time.

Cussler, Clive. Arctic drift. New York : Penguin Audio, p2008.
Read by Scott Brick. The twentieth Dirk Pitt adventure explores a potential breakthrough that may reverse global warming. After several international events between the United States and one of its closest allies threaten to get vicious, NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his children must follow their only real clue: a curious mineral linked to an old Northwest Passage exhibition.

Edwards, Kim, 1958-. The memory keeper’s daughter. New York : Prince Frederick, Md. : HarperAudio ; Distributed by Recorded Books, p2005.
Read by Martha Plimpton. On a winter night in 1964, Dr. David Henry is forced by a blizzard to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy. Yet when his daughter is born, he sees immediately that she has Down’s Syndrome. Rationalizing it as a need to protect Norah, his wife, he makes a split-second decision that will alter all of their lives forever. He asks his nurse to take the baby away to an institution and never to reveal the secret. But Caroline, the nurse, cannot leave the infant. Instead, she disappears into another city to raise the child herself. So begins this beautifully told story that unfolds over a quarter of a century in which these two families, ignorant of each other, are yet bound by the fateful decision made that long-ago winter night.

Francis, Dick. Silks. [S.l.] : Penguin Audio, p2008.
Read by Martin Jarvis. After a grueling trial, defense lawyer and amateur jockey Geoffrey Mason is only too happy to head to Sandown to pound a course in the saddle of a thoroughbred. But when a fellow rider is found brutally murdered, Mason’s personal and professional life become entwined in a sinister fashion.

Grisham, John. The associate. New York : Prince Frederick, MD : Random House Audio ; Distributed by Recorded Books, p2009.
Read by Erik Singer. Three months after leaving Yale, Kyle McAvoy becomes an associate at the largest law firm in the world, where, in addition to practicing law, he is expected to lie, steal, and take part in a scheme that could send him to prison, if not get him killed.

Herbert, Brian. Paul of Dune. New York : Macmillan Audio, p2008.
Read by Scott Brick. Herbert and Anderson share the story of how Paul Muad’Dib gained control of the universe. Paul has become the religious figure of a powerful empire, but even he is beginning to doubt himself and those closest to him.

Children go where I send thee : A Christmas celebration around the world. Oakhurst, N.J. : Musical Heritage Society, c 2006, p1996.
Robert DeCormier Singers & Ensemble ; Robert DeCormier, conductor.

Peña, Carlos, 1988-. Con una canción. Encino, CA : Adrenaline Music, p2008.
Carlos Peña, vocals ; with accompanying musicians.

Walela (Musical group). Best of Walela. Nashville, TN : Triloka Records, c2007.
Walela: Rita Coolidge, Priscilla Coolidge, Laura Satterfield.

James, P. D. A certain justice. [New York]. : Random House Audio, p1998.
Read by Michael Jayston. When lawyer Venetia Aldridge defends a man for murder, the case appears open and shut. But when Aldridge is found dead in her office, Dalgliesh and his team must make sense of events.

Jance, Judith A. Hand of evil. New York, N.Y. : Simon & Schuster Audio, p2007.
Read by Karen Ziemba. Still reeling from an emotionally trying failed marriage, former L.A. news anchorwoman Ali Reynolds just wants to rest in her Sedona, Arizona, home. Her recovery is interrupted when an old acquaintance comes calling. Little does she know the innocent task she is given will lead her into a world of secrecy and child abuse—and into the sights of a vicious killer.

Patterson, James, 1947-. Run for your life. New York, N.Y. : Hachette Audio, p2009.
Read by Bobby Cannavale and Dallas Roberts. A serial killer named the Teacher wants to teach New York’s social elites a lesson in manners and begins to terrorize the city. Detective Mike Bennett is assigned to stop him. Usually Mike would have no problem with an assignment, but with ten children at home with the flu, catching this killer is going to be a bit more difficult.

Trigiani, Adriana. Very Valentine. Unabridged. New York : Harper Audio, p2009.
Performed by Cassandra Campbell. When a failing custom wedding shoe business in Greenwich Village falls unexpectedly into her lap, apprentice Valentine Roncalli is challenged to bring her family’s old-world craftsmanship into the twenty-first century. She travels with her grandmother back to Tuscany, Naples, and the isle of Capri to seek new materials and techniques.

The Bible’s buried secrets. [Boston, Mass.] : WGBH Boston Video, c2009.
Narrated by Liev Schreiber; Bible readings by Stockard Channing. Presents archeological scholarship from the Holy Land to explore the beginnings of modern religion and the origins of the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament. This archeological detective story tackles some of the biggest questions in biblical studies: Where did the ancient Israelites come from? Who wrote the Bible, when, and why? How did the worship of one God—the foundation of modern Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—emerge?

The warrior tradition : the French Foreign Legion. [New York] : A & E Television Networks : Distributed by New Video, [1998].
Narrated by Stacy Keach. They are the last refuge for the desperate, a place where a man’s past is forgiven and forgotten and one of the most difficult and demanding fighting forces on earth. No other force has captured the imagination of so many men as the French Foreign Legion. From the desert sands of Algeria to the beleaguered airstrip at Dien Bien Phu, the Legion has held together through good times and bad because of a strong sense of brotherhood and loyalty to the cause. And they have fought in some of history’s most storied battles. THE FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION is a thrilling trip through the bloody history of this fabled fighting force. Journey back to Napoleonic France to uncover its origins, and follow its growing legend through the decades. See how men were drawn to the Legion by its promise that when a recruit signs up, his past is forgotten, but his future is France’s. Die and you die a hero, live and all past sins are forgiven. From Beau Geste to its surprising survival in the modern world, this is the gripping story.

DVD 613.7 YOG
Yoga booty ballet live. : Cardio cabaret. Los Angeles, CA : Troy, MI : Beachbody ; Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment, c2006.
Gillian Marloth, Teigh McDonough, instructors. A combination of yoga, ballet, body sculpting and cardio exercise.

DVD 613.7 YOG
Yoga booty ballet live : hip hop abs. Beverly Hills, CA : Beachbody, c2005.
Instructors, Teigh McDonough, Gillian Marloth. A combination of yoga, ballet, body sculpting and cardio exercise.

DVD 613.7 YOG
Yoga booty ballet : basic, advanced. Beverly Hills, CA : Beachbody, c2004.
The rehearsal & guide meditation (14 minute routine) -- Yoga booty ballet: total toning basics (45 minute routine) -- Yoga booty ballet: advanced fat burning (60 minute routine). Gillian Marloth, Teigh McDonough, instructors. A combination of yoga, ballet, body sculpting and cardio exercise.

DVD 781.64 BUE
Buena Vista Social Club. Santa Monica, Calif. : Artisan Home Entertainment, c1999.
In 1996, Ry Cooder went to Cuba, rediscovering talents of Cuba’s foremost folk musicians, and then making a recording selling millions and earning a Grammy Award. Cooder now returns to Cuba with film maker Wim Wenders to reveal the stories, personalities, and music of the performers who collaborated on that recording. Includes live performances in Amsterdam and at Carnegie Hall.

DVD 941.085 MON
Monarchy : the royal family at work. Port Washington, NY : Distributed by Koch Entertainment, [2008].
A compelling and unique insight into the work of the queen through a full year. Features exceptional access to members of the royal family, including Prince Charles, William, and Harry, uncovering their lives away from the glare of the public eye.

DVD 973.92 SIX
The sixties : the years that shaped a generation. [S.l.] : Hollywood, Calif. : PBS Home Video ; Paramount Home Entertainment, [2005].
Narrator, Paul Herlinger. This documentary features revealing interviews with the prominent figures of the era including: Barbara Ehrenreich, Daniel Ellsberg, Jesse Jackson, Tom Hayden, Arlo Guthrie, Henry Kissinger, Norman Mailer, Robert McNamara, Ed Meese III and Bobby Seale.

The bachelor. [S.l.] : New Line Home Video, [2000].
Faced with the choice of getting married within the next 24 hours or losing a $100 million inheritance, unrepentant bachelor Jimmie Shannon is suddenly desperate to get to the altar.

The bank job. Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, [2008].
A small-time crook takes on a bank heist when an old friend offers him an inside track to the vault. Along with his hastily assembled team of low-rung criminals, Terry finds himself in deep. The group becomes the target of ruthless mobsters, the police, government officials at the highest level, and even the royal family. Based on the true story of a British princess and a sex scandal.

Broken flowers. [Universal City, CA] : Universal Pictures, [2005].
Confirmed bachelor Don has just been dumped by his latest lover, Sherry. Don begins to resign himself to being alone and left to his own devices. However, he becomes compelled to reflect on his past when he receives a mysterious pink letter by mail. It is from an anonymous former lover and informs him that he has a 19-year-old son who may be looking for his father. Don is urged to investigate the contents of the letter by his closest friend and neighbor, Winston. Hesitant to travel at all, Don nonetheless embarks on a cross-country trip in search of clues from four former loves. Unannounced, he visits each of these women and finds that they hold new surprises for Don as he confronts his past.

Captain Corelli’s mandolin. Widescreen ed. Universal City, CA : Universal, 2001.
In 1941, on a remote Greek island, an Italian artillery garrison is established to maintain order. One Italian officer, Captain Corelli, adopts an attitude of mutual co-existence with the Greeks and engages in such activities as music festivals and courting the daughter of a local doctor. In 1943, however, after Italy surrenders to the Allies and changes sides in the war, Captain Corelli must defend the Greek island against a German invasion.

Cocoon. Widescreen/full screen versions. Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2004]
“When visitors from a distant galaxy return to earth on a secret mission, their other-worldly powers afford a group of senior citizens who had expected nothing more from life than bingo, shuffleboard, aches and pains, the chance to recapture their youth”—Container.

National Endowment for the Arts presents a conversation with Ray Bradbury. [S. l.] : National Endowment for the Arts/Arts Midwest, [2006?].
Author Ray Bradury talks about people and experiences that have influenced him, the importance of reading and libraries, how his characters write his books for him, and the writing of Fahrenheit 451.

Den of lions. Burbank, CA : Dimension Home Video : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2006]
The action heats up when an FBI agent goes undercover working for a Russian mobster.

The exorcist : The Beginning and Dominion. Burbank, Calif : Warner Home Video, 2006.
Part of the complete anthology of all six Exorcist films, including the original, a longer version of the original, 2 sequels and 2 prequels. The Beginning and Dominion are both prequels by different directors, Paul Schrader and Renny Harlin respectively.

The exorcist : and, the exorcist: the version you’ve never seen. Widescreen ed. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2006.
Disc one of the complete anthology contains the movie The exorcist, along with a feature-length documentary, introduction and commentary, auxiliary audio track with commentary, interviews, storyboards, original ending, theatrical trailer, and more. Disc two of the complete anthology contains the movie The exorcist: the version you’ve never seen along with commentary, theatrical trailer, TV and radio spots, and galleries.

Exorcist II : the heretic. Widescreen. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2006].
Four years have passed since Regan’s exorcism. A Vatican priest is sent to verify her original exorcism, as well as Fr. Merrin’s death. Does this demon still lurk within her biding its time?

William Peter Blatty’s The exorcist III. Widescreen version. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 1999.
A policeman who doesn’t believe in demoniac possession investigates a serious of mysterious murders.

The First Wives Club. Widescreen ed. Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, c1998.
Three mid-life Manhattanites have more than a longtime friendship in common. After years of helping their hubbies climb the corporate ladder of success, each has been dumped for a newer, curvier model. The trio is determined to turn their pain into gain. They come up with a cleverly devious plan to hit their exes where it really hurts—in the wallet!

A fool and his money. Full screen presentation. [S.l.] : Trinity Home Entertainment, c2004.
“New York advertising executive, Morris Codman (Jonathan Penner), seems to have it all - lots of talent and a beautiful girlfriend, Debbie (Sandra Bullock). When he loses his job he decides to use his advertising expertise to create, package and market a shady product that will make him millions. Debbie tries to convince him that money isn’t everything and that she loves him just the way he is. Morris’ bizarre antics in promoting his product surprisingly lead to a fortune, but can love survive his quest for the almighty dollar?”—Container.

Grizzly man. Widescreen. Santa Monica, CA : Lions Gate Home Entertainment, c2005.
Filmmaker Werner Herzog investigates the death of preservationist and former television actor Timothy Treadwell, who was killed in the Alaskan wilderness, along with his girlfriend Amie Huguenard, by the bears he lived among and dedicated his life to protecting.

Heroes : second season. Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008]
Hiro is in ancient China where he meets his childhood hero Takezo Kensei. Parkman finds out that his father is Molly’s nightmareman. Sylar is back but powerless, but proves that he is just as dangerous even without his powers. He meets a woman with a dangerous power. She’s a good person but her powers kill people and only her brother’s power can control her. Sylar gets in her head and make her think that he’s a good person that wants to help her when he is really just fascinated by her power and wants it for his own. He can only accomplish this when he gets his own powers back and thinks Mohinder can help him. While Peter has mysteriously lost his memory and doesn’t remember his brother Nathan or even that he has [powers. He > powers, he] falls for a woman whose brother says he can help him remember. Noah moves his daughter Claire to protect her from the Company. That will be easier said than done when a kid there sees that she has powers.

Indiana Jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull. Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2008.
Indy tries to outrace a brilliant and beautiful agent for the mystical, all-powerful Crystal Skull of Akator. Teaming up with a rebellious young biker and his spirited love Marion, Indy takes you on a breathtaking, action-packed adventure.

Johnny English. Full screen version. Universal City, Calif. : Universal, [2004], c2003.
Working for the MI7 agency, Johnny English is suddenly promoted to super spy after Agent One is assassinated and every other agent is blown up at his funeral. When entrepreneur Sauvage sponsors an exhibition of the Crown Jewels and the valuable gems disappear on the opening night, the newly designated agent must jump into action. Tracking the thieves’ underground escape route, English locks in on Sauvage despite repeated assurances by boss Pegasus that the respected entrepreneur has nothing to do with the crime.

Lords of Dogtown. Culver City, Calif. : Columbia Pictures : Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2005].
Based on the true story of the legendary Z-Boys, this film is a fictionalized take on a brilliant group of young skateboarders who perfect their craft in the empty swimming pools of unsuspecting suburban homeowners, pioneering a thrilling new sport.

Mad men. Limited ed. Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, [2008]
In the glamorous and ego-driven world of advertising, everyone is selling something and nothing is ever what it seems. Set in 1960 New York, this series reveals the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue’s “Golden Age,” where key players make an art of the sell while their private world gets sold. And no one plays the game better than Don Draper, the biggest ad man, and ladies’ man, in the business.

Mad city. Burbank, Calif. ; Pyrmont, N.S.W. : Warner Home Video, c2002, c1997.
Sam is a misguided museum guard who loses his job, then tries to get it back at gunpoint. Max is a local TV reporter taken hostage with schoolchildren when Sam locks down the museum. It’s a desperate move for Sam, a career move for Max. He’s on the inside of a live exclusive. Now he must give Sam’s story a heroic spin, keep a cynical network anchor at bay and above all, keep America watching. And as Max pulls the strings, the stakes grow higher, darker, madder.

Malice aforethought. [United States] : WGBH Boston Video, [2005].
Tale of a neurotic, class-conscious doctor saddled with a nagging wife and the scheme he devises to do away with her. Gossip about his wife’s death is rife and it seems to the Dr. that the only way to make the gossip stop is to dispose of the gossipers.

Midsomer murders : Set 9. Silver Spring, MD : Distributed by Acorn Media, [2007].
Things that go bump in ther night / written by Peter J. Hammond ; directed by Peter Smith—
Dead in the water / written by Douglas Watkinson ; directed by Renny Rye—Orchis fatalis / written by Terry Hodgkinson ; directed by Peter Smith—Bantling boy / written by Steve Trafford ; directed by Sarah Hellings. Things that go bump in the night cast: John Nettles, John Hopkins, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard, Barry Jackson. Dead in the water cast: John Nettles, John Hopkins, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard, Barry Jackson, Adrian Lukis. Orchis fatalis cast: John Nettles, John Hopkins, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard, Matt Bardock, Geoffrey Chater, Amanda Harris. Bantling boy cast: John Nettles, John Hopkins, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard, Barry Jackson. The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets. A series of grisly murders rocks the village of Fletcher’s Cross and local spiritualists fall under suspicion. Barnaby and Scott immerse themselves in the luxurious world of rowing after a murder mars the annual Midsomer Regatta. In the orchid-mad village of Midsomer Malham, Barnaby and Scott must discover who would kill to own an extremely rare specimen. Why did the owner of Bantling Hall bequeath his champion thoroughbred to four Midsomer villagers? The only person who knows doesn’t live to tell the tale.

Midsomer murders : Set 10. Silver Spring, MD : Distributed by Acorn Media, c2007.
Second sight—Hidden depths—Sauce for the goose—Midsomer rhapsody. John Nettles, John Hopkins, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard. The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets. Second sight: A mysterious death brings Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby and his young assistant Sergeant Dan Scott to Midsomer Mere, where villagers claim psychic powers. Hidden depths: Barnaby and Scott face a bizarre crime scene when a local oenophile gets killed by a combination of catapult, croquet, and Chateau Lafite. Sauce for the goose: After a visitor dies while touring Plummer’s relish factor, Barnaby and Scott investigate the local food wars. Midsomer rhapsody: Barnaby links a long-decreased local composer with odd events that crescendo to a murderous conclusion.

Midsomer murders : Set 11. Silver Spring, MD : Distributed by Acorn Media, c2008.
Dead Letters / directed by Renny Rye ; written by Peter J. Hammond, The House in the Woods / directed by Peter Smith ; written by Barry Simner, Vixen’s run / directed by Peter Smith ; written by Michael Aitkens, Down Among the Dead Men / directed byRenny Rye ; written by Douglas Watkinson. John Nettles, Jason Hughes, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard. The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. The house in the woods: According to local legend, Winyard is haunted—and it lives up to its reputation when a young couple dies on the property in a grisly fashion. Dead letters: As Midsomer Barton celebrates Oak Apple Week, the mother of a former festival queen drowns herself. But is it really suicide? Vixen’s run: At a family gathering, thrice-married baronet Freddy Butler keels over dead, leaving an estate worth killing for. Down among the dead men: The shotgun slaying of accountant Martin Barrett leads Barnaby and Jones on a trail of blackmail.

Only you. [Culver City, Calif.] : Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1998, c1994.
A young woman flies to Italy with her best friend in search of the man she believes she’s destined to marry.

Sherman’s march : an improbable search for love. New York, N.Y. : First Run Features Home Video, c1986.
Narrator, Ross McElwee. An autobiographical film about the quest for true romance, as the filmmaker follows the route of General Sherman’s Civil War March.

Silk. Burbank, CA : New Line Home Entertainment : Warner Home Video [distributor], 2008, c2007.
Herve Joncour is a married silkworm smuggler in 19th century France. He travels to Japan to collect his clandestine cargo after his original shipment was destroyed. While in Japan, he spots a beautiful Japanese woman who is the concubine of a local baron. He immediately becomes obsessed. Without speaking the same language, they communicate through letters until war intervenes. Their unrequited love persists however, and Herve’s wife Helene begins to suspect something is going on with her husband.
Skins. [Century City, CA] : First Look Home Entertainment, [2003], 2002.
Rudy Yellow Lodge is both a resident and a police officer of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Dealing with the fallout and emotional burdens of reservation life in one of the poorest counties in the U.S., as alcoholism and poverty continually threaten the community, his family, and his own state of mind, Rudy finds himself taking the law into his own hands, with potentially tragic consequences.

Taxi driver. Collector’s ed. Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2007].
A psychotic taxi driver tries to save a child prostitute and becomes infatuated with a political campaigner. He goes on a violent rampage when his dreams don’t work out.

A touch of Frost. : Seasons 11 & 12. Orland Park, IL : MPI Home Video : Granada International, [2006]. Set in the dreary town of Denton, Frost approaches each case with his characteristic dry wit and a sense of moral justice.

True women. La Crosse, Wis. : Platinum Disc Corp., 2004.
A powerful, moving story about two fearless women, of friendship, romance, courage and survival in the Old West. When Mexican forces threaten their homeland, Sarah Ashby McClure and her younger sister Euphemia move their family and friends to safety. Resettling on the rugged West Texas plains, they soon become targets of Indian raids. They are determined to defend their homeland while their men fight in the Civil War.

The upside of anger. [United States] : Burbank, CA : New Line Home Entertainment ; Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2005.
Terry Wolfmeyer is a sharp-witted suburban wife who is left alone to raise her four headstrong daughters when her husband unexpectedly disappears. Things get even more hectic around their house when Terry falls for her neighbor Denny, a once-great baseball star turned local radio D.J. This leaves her daughters out on a limb because now they have to juggle their own romantic ups and downs as well as having to deal with the dilemmas of their mom.

The West Wing : fifth season. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2005.
Follow the drama when the government is temporarily passed from a Democratic administration to the Republican Speaker of the House, as President Bartlet copes with the kidnapping of his youngest daughter Zoey.

Year of the dog. Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, c2007.
Peggy is a happy-go-lucky secretary who is a great friend, employee, and sister. She lives alone with her beloved dog Pencil. But when Pencil unexpectedly dies, Peggy must find meaning in her life.FICTION