Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New Titles - September 2009


Alter, Cathy. Up for renewal : what magazines taught me about love, sex, and starting over. 1st Atria Books hardcover ed. New York : Atria Books, 2008.
Cathy Alter shares how she changed her relationship, her job, her body, and almost every other aspect of her life over the course of one year by following the advice she found in various women’s magazines.

Andersen, Kurt, 1954-. Heyday : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2007.
Aristocratic Benjamin Knowles impulsively leaves the Old World in the mid-nineteenth century and travels to New York where he is befriended by muckraking journalist Timothy Skaggs, Mexican War veteran and firefighter Duff Lucking, and Duff’s actress sister Polly, and together the four set off for the frontier, chasing the prospects of new beginnings and California gold.

Anderson, James. The affair of the mutilated mink. Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, [1999], c1981.
The Earl of Burford permits a movie mogul to use his seventeenth-century country estate for a new Rex Ransom film, leaving the Countess reluctantly playing hostess to Hollywood’s elite.

Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992. The currents of space. 1st Tor ed. New York : Tor, 2009.
Rik—who was abducted, brought to Florina, and brainwashed—is considered unintelligent by his community, but when his memories begin to return to him he becomes helplessly aware of a threat against all life on Florina.

Bagshawe, Tilly. Sidney Sheldon’s Mistress of the game. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2009.
Eve and Alexandra, the great-granddaughters of Kate Blackwell, battle for control of the powerful multibillion-dollar corporation, but their desire to lead the company is threatened by their own ambitions, dark secrets from the past, and a little-known descendant of Kate’s great-grandfather.

Bajwa, Rupa, 1976-. The sari shop : a novel. 1st American ed. New York : Norton, 2004.
Ramchand, a lowly clerk in a sari shop, sees both sides of the class gap when he strives to improve his own status in society, but is soon disillusioned.

Barr, Nevada. Borderline. New York : G. P. Putnam’s Sons, c2009.
Park Service ranger Anna Pigeon, on administrative leave after being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, hopes that a rafting trip in Big Bend National Park, planned by her husband of one year, will pull her out of her depression, but trouble finds her once again when the raft is lost in the rapids and one of the rafters discovers a pregnant woman, near death, caught in a tangle of downed branches.

Bass, Hyatt. The Embers : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Holt, 2009.
The pending marriage of Emily Asher on the grounds of the family’s old vacation home in the Berkshires, forces her and her divorced parents to finally confront the difficulties that arose among them following the death of her brother Thomas years earlier.

Benford, Gregory, 1941-. Heart of the comet. [Book club ed.]. Toronto ; New York : Bantam Books, 1986.
An odyssey of discovery, from a shattered society through the solar system with a handful of men and women who ride a cold, hurtling ball of ice to the shaky promise of a distant, unknowable future.

Bishop, Michael. Transfigurations. [Book club ed.]. New York : Berkley Pub. Corp. : Distriubted by Putnam, c1979.
An anthropological science fiction novel that delves deeply into what it means to be human. It is the haunting and disturbing tale of an anthropologist who follows the footsteps of his brilliant former partner who disappeared into the alien jungle after totally immersing himself physically and psychologically in the life of another species. The Asadi are hominids that appear to have degenerated from a much more advanced society into the primitive daily reenacting of brutish, incomprehensible, almost hallucinatory rituals. The closer he comes to the intuitive leap that would let him understand them, the deeper he slips into the madness, which may be the fate of any member of a species that too deeply partakes in the nature of another. The aliens are some of the most convincing ever invented, the story is gripping and the conclusion (actually the whole story) is unforgettable.

Brown, Sandra, 1948-. Smash cut : a novel. 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009.
When a prominent Atlanta businessman is shot and killed during an armed robbery, it at first appears to be just a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. His friend Julie Rutledge believes differently, however, and sets out to prove it wasn’t an accident but murder, orchestrated by the victim’s nephew, Creighton Wheeler. Wheeler’s defense attorney soon realizes that his client is as depraved as is claimed.

Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-. The waters between : a novel of the dawn land. Hanover, NH : University Press of New England, c1998.
Young Hunter, a Native American shaman, must use his full powers to defeat the threat of a huge water-snake monster that is keeping his people from reaping the harvest of the Petonbowk Lake, and to stop the senseless evil of Watches Darkness, an outcast who has turned against his tribe.

Bukowski, Charles. Post Office : a novel. 1st Ecco ed. New York : Ecco, 2002, c1971.
Despite Henry Chinaski’s lust for women, betting, and booze, he has managed to drag himself out of his hangover every day to work for the United States Postal Service for twelve years where he faces the trials and tribulations associated with being a postal carrier.

Bunch, Chris. Star Risk, Ltd. New York : Roc, c2002.
M’chel Riss, out of promotion options after eight years in the Alliance Marines, decides to recoup her fortunes by joining Star Risk, Ltd., a mercenary outfit whose first mission is to free a dangerous supersoldier confined in a maximum-security prison.

Burroughs, Edgar Rice, 1875-1950. Llana of Gathol, and John Carter of Mars. [Book Club ed.]. Garden City, N.Y. : N. Doubleday, c1977.
“Llano of Gathol” is a collection of four novellas written in the Martian series of Edgar Rice Burroughs which was written for Amazing Stories in 1941. Llano, the daughter of Gahan of Gothol, is the perfect damsel in distress. “Llano of Gathol” consists of four stories. First “The Ancient Dead” (originally “The City of Mummies”) followed by “The Black Pirates of Barsoom”, “Escape on Mars” and finally “Invisible Men of Mars”. The four books in this series are truly comprised of parody and satire.

By blood we live. Portland, Or. : London : Night Shade ; Diamond [distributor], 2009.
Vampires. They are the most elegant of monsters—ancient, seductive, doomed, deadly. They lurk in the shadows, at your window, in your dreams. They are beautiful as anything you’ve ever seen, but their flesh is cold as the grave, and their lips taste of blood. From Dracula to Twilight, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to True Blood, many have fallen under their spell. Now acclaimed editor John Joseph Adams brings you 33 of the most haunting vampire stories of the past three decades, from some of today s most renowned authors of fantasy, science fiction, and horror.


Cassella, Carol Wiley. Oxygen. 1st Simon & Schuster trade pbk. ed. New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2009, c2008.
Anesthesiologist Marie Heaton is devastated when her patient, an eight-year-old girl, dies on the operating table, leaving Marie open to a lawsuit and questioning her own abilities as she struggles to deal with the aftermath of her mistake and her own father’s failing health.

Clarke, Arthur Charles, 1917-. Prelude to Mars; : an omnibus containing the complete novels Prelude to space and The sands of Mars and sixteen short stories. [1st ed.]. New York, : Harcourt, Brace & World, [1965].
This collection houses the classic novels Prelude To Space (ACC’s first published novel) and The Sands of Mars, as well as a good amount of short stories broken up into two categories: On The Light Side and On The Serious Side. On The Light Side contains a handful of stories from Clarke’s classic sci-fi comedy collection Tales From The White Hart, as well as the hilarous short story Trouble With The Natives. On The Serious Side contains Clarke stories from various places that focus on the more serious aspects of science fiction. Included in it are several selections from the Reach For Tomorrow collection and a few other places, as well as the longer short stories Exile of the Eons and Second Dawn.

Cleverly, Barbara. The last Kashmiri rose. Dell mass market ed. New York : Bantam Dell, 2003, c2001.
Scotland Yard detective Joe Sandilands finds himself drawn into a bizarre serial murder case while visiting India in the last days of the Raj.

Connelly, Michael, 1956-. The concrete blonde. 1st Warner Books mass market ed. New York : Warner Books, 2007, c1994.
Harry Bosch, hero of the Edgar Award-winning The Black Echo is in hot water: the family of a serial killer whom Bosch shot during an arrest accuses him of killing the wrong man.

Conroy, Pat. South of Broad : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Nan A. Talese : Doubleday, 2009.
Leopold Bloom is the son of a high school science teacher father and a high-school principal mother. Together they struggle with the effects of Leo’s brother’s suicide. Leo comforts himself through his friendships with twins Sheba and Trevor Poe; siblings Niles and Starla Whitehead, and Molly Hugger and her boyfriend, Chadworth Rutledge X. Their friendship endures for years, surviving good and bad marriages, successes and failures; racism and class divisions. The final test of friendship is something none of them is prepared to handle.

Cook, Glen. The Garrett files. [Book club ed.]. Garden City, NY : Nelson Doubleday, Inc., [1988]. Sweet silver blues—Bitter gold hearts—Cold copper tears. It’s hard to be a human detective in a world where magic reigns, even with a highly-knowledgeable Dead Man for a partner.

Cook, Robin, 1940-. Intervention. New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2009.
It’s been more than thirty years since New York City medical examiner Jack Stapleton’s college graduation and almost as long since [heÂ’d] been in touch with former classmates Shawn Doherty and Kevin Murray. Once a highly regarded ophthalmologist, JackÂ’s career took a dramatic turn after a tragic accident that destroyed his family. But that, too, is very much in the past: Jack has remarried to longtime colleague and fellow medical examiner Laurie Montgomery and is the father of a young child. But his renegade, activist personality canÂ’t rest, and after performing a postmortem on a young college student who had recently been treated by a chiropractor, Jack decides to explore alternative medicine. What makes some people step outside the medical establishment to seek care from practitioners of Eastern philosophies and even faith healers? Jack’s classmate Shawn Doherty is now a renowned archeologist and biblical scholar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, whose taste for good wine and generally deteriorating health are taking a toll on his career. He has recently obtained permission for a final dig beneath Saint Peter’s, and despite his long-standing grudge against the Catholic Church, begins his research which eventually takes him to Jerusalem and Venice only to make a startling discovery with ecclesiastical and medical implications. And when Kevin Murray, now Bishop of the Archdiocese of New York, gets wind of Shawn’s findings, he’s desperate to keep them from the public. Kevin has strong political ambitions within the Church, but his association with Shawn threatens to undermine them. Kevin turns to his old friend Jack to help protect an explosive secret, one with the power to change lives forever.

Despres, Loraine. The bad behavior of Belle Cantrell. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2005.
In 1920 Louisiana, Belle Cantrell stops mourning her dead husband, whom she killed, and decides to create a new life for herself, setting off a series of events that forever change Belle and her small town.

Doss, James D. Dead soul. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2003.
Former tribal policeman Charlie Moon stumbles into big trouble when he reluctantly agrees to look into the murder of fellow Ute Billy Smoke who was killed in an assault that left Charlie’s neighbor, U.S. Senator Patch Davidson, paralyzed, and he must also contend with his Aunt Daisy’s insistence that a red-haired woman she has seen in a vision desperately needs Charlie’s help.

Genova, Lisa. Still Alice : a novel. 1st Pocket Books trade pbk. ed. New York : Pocket Books, 2009.
Alice Howland, a fifty-year-old cognitive psychology professor at Harvard, starts to experience early-onset Alzheimer’s, initially becoming disoriented around town and eventually losing track of rooms in her home before resigning from Harvard and attempting to hold onto the severe change in her life.

Green, Simon R., 1955-. The man with the golden torc. New York : Roc Book, c2007.
All those things you hear about as a kid? The boogeyman under the bed? The creature in the closet? They’re for real, people. Eddie Drood knows they’re for real. His family has kept humanity safe from the things that go bump in the night. For ages, they’ve held back the nightmares, locked the doors, barred the gates, and put righteous boot to monster arse on a nightly basis. But now Eddie’s in trouble. One of his own has convinced the rest of the family that Eddie’s become a menace, and that humanity needs to be protected from him. So he’s on the run, using every trick in the book, magical and otherwise, hoping he lives long enough to prove his innocence. And he knows how dangerous the Droods can be-because he’s one of them.

Hambly, Barbara. The mother of winter. 1st ed. New York : Ballantine Books, 1996.
The fragile civilization of Renweth is once again under attack, setting Archmage Ingold Inglorion and scholar-warrior Gil Patterson on a trek to the south to confront the unknown enemy, while Rudy Solis, the only wizard remaining in Renweth, risks his life to protect the queen and the people of the once-great kingdom.

Harris, Charlaine. From dead to worse. Waterville, Me. : Wheeler Pub., 2008.
After the natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina, and the manmade horror of the explosion at the vampire summit, Sookie Stackhouse is safe but dazed, yearning for things to get back to normal. But her boyfriend Quinn is among the missing. And things are changing, whether the weres and vamps in her corner of Louisiana like it or not. In the ensuing battles, Sookie faces danger, death…and once more, betrayal by someone she loves. And when the fur has finished flying and the cold blood ceases flowing, her world will be forever altered.

Houston, David, 1938-. Wingmaster. New York City : Leisure Books, c1981.
This adventure story involves a fighter named Wingmaster who is struggling to free his planet, Ky. Rocked by a hostile world’s war-hungry aggression, the doomed planet turns to its only hope.

Hustvedt, Siri. The sorrows of an American. 1st Picador ed. New York : Picador, 2009.
When Erik Davidsen and his sister, Inga, find a disturbing note among their late father’s papers, they believe he may be implicated in a mysterious death. This masterful novel reveals one family’s hidden sorrows in an “elegant meditation on familial grief, memory, and imagination”.

Jordan, Robert, 1948-2007. The eye of the world. 1st Starscape ed. New York : Starscape, 2002.
Rand encounters the Dark One, the most powerful source of evil in the universe.

Larsson, Stieg, 1954-2004. The girl who played with fire. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Knopf, 2009.
Mikael Blomkvist is publishing the story of his career, exposing the extensive sex trafficking operation between Sweden and Eastern Europe, but when two investigative journalists are killed the night before the story runs and Lisbeth Salander is implicated, Mikael vows to clear the girl’s name and find the true killer.


Lovesey, Peter. Murder on the short list. 1st world hardcover ed. Surrey, England : Severn House, 2009, c2008.
Collects fourteen mystery stories, including “Needle Match” and “The Munich Posture,” by Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Dagger Award-winning British author Peter Lovesey.

MacAlister, Katie. Hard day’s knight. New York : Signet Eclipse, 2005.
Pepper Marsh wants a knight in tights. That’s the only reason this single, currently unemployed software engineer sick of technogeeks agreed to attend a “Renaissance Faire” with her cousin C. J. Fortunately, on her very first day at ye olde faire, Pepper stumbles across Walker McPhail, a totally scrumptious Englishman who rescues Pepper just as she is about to be trampled by a horse. Despite the fact that as soon as Walker has her out of danger’s way, it seems like he couldn’t be less interested in her, Pepper is still intrigued by her daring, dashing knight. Then, after she discovers that Walker was once the toast of the jousting circuit but mysteriously gave up competing, she vows to do a bit of rescuing herself. Generously seasoned with her distinctive brand of impudent wit, set against the fascinating world of jousting competitions, and graced with a full cast of deliciously original characters (including a fiendishly adorable cat).

Malkin, Nina. Swoon. 1st Simon Pulse hardcover ed. New York : Simon Pulse, 2009.
In rural Connecticut, when seventeen-year-old Dice tries to exorcise a seventeenth-century man who is possessing her cousin Pen, she inadvertently makes him corporeal—and irresistible.

Maron, Margaret. Sand sharks. 1st ed. New York : Grand Central Pub., 2009.
Judge Deborah Knott, attending a summer conference for the North Carolina district court judges at Wrightsville Beach, is just starting to relax from the stresses of work, a new marriage, and stepmotherhood when one of her less-admired colleagues is found murdered, and she cannot keep from investigating when it becomes obvious that the killer may have another target.

Martin, P. D. (Phillipa Deanne). The Murderers’ Club. Don Mills, Ont. : MIRA, c2007.
FBI profiler Sophie Anderson, who also has the ability to visualize crimes as they are happening, is asked to investigate a series of murders in Tucson, Arizona, which she believes involves multiple serial killers working together.

Maynard, Joyce, 1953-. Labor Day. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2009.
In Holton Mills, New Hampshire, the lives of thirteen-year-old Henry and his emotionally fragile mother Adele are changed forever when they open their home to a mysterious bleeding man and find themselves learning to hope again.


McDermid, Val. A place of execution. 1st U.S. ed. New York : St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2000.
George Bennett agrees to tell journalist Catherine Heathcote about his most difficult case, the disappearance of a young girl from an insular community that distrusts the outside world, but just days before the story is supposed to be published, George pulls the plug, claiming he has new information about the case that threatens his life.

McKiernan, Dennis L., 1932-. The dragondoom. New York : ROC, c2002.
Vanadurin Prince Elgo slays the Dragon Sleeth and brings his treasure home, causing the evil wizard Andrak and the dragon Black Kalgalath to work together to avenge Sleeth’s death and recover the treasure.

McMurtry, Larry. Rhino ranch : a novel. 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009.
Returning home to recover from a near-fatal heart attack, Duane discovers that he has a new neighbor: the statuesque K. K. Slater, a quirky billionairess who’s come to Thalia to open the Rhino Ranch, dedicated to the preservation of the endangered black rhinoceros. Despite their obvious differences, Duane can’t help but find himself charmed by K.K.’s stubborn toughness and lively spirit, and the two embark on a flirtation that rapidly veers toward the sexual—but the return of Honor Carmichael complicates Duane’s romantic intentions considerably. As Duane reflects on all that he and Thalia have been through, he feels adrift in a world where love and betrayal walk hand in hand and a stalwart Texas oil town can become home to a nature preserve. Rhino Ranch is a fitting end to this iconic saga, an emotional, whimsical and bittersweet tribute to the lives of a man and a town that have inspired readers across decades.


Neggers, Carla. The rapids. Don Mills, Ont. : MIRA Books, c2004.
She has no time to take a break after playing a key role in the arrest of dangerous fugitive Nicholas Janssen. But with Janssen fighting extradition from his Dutch prison, U.S. diplomatic security agent Maggie Spencer isn’t about to back off—even when U.S. marshal Rob Dunnemore turns up asking some very tough questions. Maggie has no reason to trust Rob, especially when she learns he has a personal interest: he was almost killed, thanks to Janssen. Then Maggie and Rob discover the body of one of Janssen’s associates floating in a canal, and they realize there’s another killer on the loose. Determined to tie the case up, Maggie heads to upstate New York following a questionable lead. Knowing she’s holding back on him, Rob’s right on her tail. And now she has no choice but to trust him. Because a trap has been set and they have both walked right into it.

Norton, Andre. Beast master’s quest. 1st ed. New York : Tor, 2006.
Laris, an orphaned refugee, possesses the power to communicate telepathically with animals and sets out to find the home planet of a cat-like creature with whom she has bonded.

Norton, Andre. Beast master’s circus. 1st ed. New York : Tor, c2004.
Since the dreaded Xik destroyed Earth, the corps of Beast Masters and the animal teams with which they have telepathic rapport have served as sentinels against the Xik and other threats to colony worlds throughout the galaxy. Now a conspiracy with ties to the Thieves Guild is trying to kidnap the Beast Masters’ team animals. On one world after another, they are attacking Beast Masters and targeting their animals, leaving a trail of dead or wounded Beast Masters and their animals in their wake. They haven’t yet succeeded in capturing one alive . . . but they are still trying, and they’re becoming more desperate---and bolder.

Palmer, Michael, 1942-. The second opinion. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Press, 2009.
When Dr. Thea Sperelakis’ father, Petros, is severely injured in a hit-and-run accident, Thea is forced to battle other relatives for proper treatment, eventually uncovering a potentially sinister plan when Petros looks at his daughter and begins to blink a message.

Patterson, James, 1947-. Alex Cross’s trial. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, 2009.
Detective Alex Cross recounts the story of his great-uncle Abraham, who, with the help of his beautiful daughter, introduces Washington, D.C., attorney Ben Corbett to the dark side of their small Southern town in the early 1900s, where Ben has been sent to investigate a resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan.

Patterson, James, 1947-. The quickie : a novel. Large print ed. New York : Little, Brown, 2007.
After witnessing her husband having an affair, New York police officer Lauren Stillwell decides to take revenge by having a one-night stand, and in the course of her cheating she witnesses a murder which threatens both her career and marriage.

Peters, Ellis, 1913-1995. The benediction of Brother Cadfael. New York : Mysterious Press, c1992.
A morbid taste for bones—Cadfael country / Rob Talbot and Robin Whiteman—One corpse too many.

Pohl, Frederik. Black star rising. Book Club Edition. New York : Ballantine Books, 1985.
A mysterious alien spacecraft approaches Earth demanding to speak to the President of the United States; however there is no President and no United States. The aliens will accept no substitutes.

Pohl, Frederik. Jem. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin’s Press, c1979.
A nuclear war on Earth adds urgency to an attempt at the peaceful colonization of a distant planet.

Pohl, Frederik. The early Pohl. 1st ed. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday,1976.
A highly acclaimed writer and editor begins his tale of early life and adventures in science fiction. Together with eight stories and one poem is his delightful autobiographical commentary on each of them - as well as revealing anecdotes about his friends and enemies and his many wives.

Porter, Jane, 1964-. Easy on the eyes. 1st ed. New York : 5 Spot, 2009.
At 38, Tiana Tomlinson has made it. America adores her as one of the anchors of America Tonight, a top-rated nightly entertainment and news program. But even with the trappings that come with her elite lifestyle, she feels empty. Tina desperately misses her late husband Keith, who died several years before. And in a business that thrives on youth, Tina is getting the message that her age is starting to show and certain measures must be taken if she wants to remain in the spotlight. It doesn’t help that at every turn she has to deal with her adversary—the devilishly handsome plastic surgeon to the stars, Michael Sullivan. But a trip away from the Hollywood madness has consequences that could affect the rest of her life.

Rash, Ron, 1953-. Saints at the river. 1st ed. New York : H. Holt, 2004.
Reporter Maggie Glenn returns to Tanassee, South Carolina, after a long absence, to cover the controversy that has erupted over whether the body of a young drowning victim trapped in a deep eddy should be recovered at the risk of endangering divers and the river environment, and is forced to confront her own painful past.

Rice, Luanne. The deep blue sea for beginners : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Bantam Books, 2009.
Pell Davis travels to the island of Capri, where she hopes to find Lyra Davis, the mother who left Pell and her sister behind years earlier, and maybe find a new family to replace the father she recently lost.

Scott, Amanda, 1944-. Prince of danger. New York : Warner, c2005.
Lady Isobel Macleod is incurably curious and always speaks her mind. At the age of 12, she vowed never to marry and always to do as she pleases. When she stumbles upon Michael St. Clair being beaten by a gang of men, she tries to intervene and finds herself taken captive along with him. The two escape, and Isobel finds herself curious about her companion. In fact, Michael is the younger brother of a prince and member of a wealthy family with a fabulous secret, which his father carried to the grave. An honourable man, Michael accompanies Isobel home to safety, only to learn their time together has damaged her reputation. He agrees to marry her, and despite her reluctance, Isobel eventually concedes. When they travel to Michael’s family home, Isobel’s curious nature may finally pay off as they unravel the family secret.

Shields, Dave. The Race : a novel of grit, tactics, and the Tour de France. Salt Lake City, UT : Three Story Press, 2004.
The white-knuckle pace of a bicycle race drives this novel about a young American’s opportunity to compete in the Tour de France. Complex relationships with teammates, personal and professional obstacles, and a terrible disaster cause the young cyclist to redefine his limits. An insider’s perspective on the world of professional bicycle racing reveals that the required tactics and skills create a culture in which pain is the ultimate currency and endurance is the most powerful force. The intense pressure the competitors experience offers an instructive look at personal formation beyond the sports world.

Sigler, Scott. Infected : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Crown Publishers, c2008.
Perry Dawsey, an ex-football player, wakes up infected by a strange disease and hearing voices, while CIA agent Dew Phillips and CDC epidemiologist Margaret Montoya try to find and analyze a live victim of the parasite that is turning the people of the U.S. into murderers.

Spielberg, Steven, 1947-. Close encounters of the third kind. Book Club Edition. New York : Dell, c1980.
Roy Neary’s life is changed forever by the bizarre events that begin with an unexplained power failure.

Sullivan, J. Courtney. Commencement. 1st ed. New York : Knopf, 2009.
Celia, Bree, Sally, and April, assigned to the same dorm their first year at Smith College, form a fast friendship, in spite of the differences between them, that carries them into an uncertain future.

Tepper, Sheri S. The end of the game. [Book Club Edition]. New York : Nelson Doubleday, [1986].
Jinian has been traveling and exploring with Peter, Queynt, and Chance following the battle at the end of “Wizard’s Eleven” and “Jinian Footseer”. Tattered and torn by her three-year oath of celibacy, she nevertheless continues with the group, hoping to find out about Dream Miner and Storm Grower and learn why they want her dead. The group encounters storm wreckage, yellow death crystals, and old enemies of Peter, which lead them ever closer to their goal. What was it really about the shadow? Was there supposed to be a shadowmaster somewhere? How did Jinian and the group manage to avoid it when it was everywhere at night? When the humans all huddled in the wagon when the shadow lay over everything, what happened to the birds? What happened to Jinian whenever she had to sleep all night out in the open?. “Jinian Footseer”, “Dervish Daughter”, and “Jinian Star-Eye” were all published in “The End of the Game.” This is a sequel to “The True Game” and tells the story of Jinian, who appeared in the third story of that book, “Wizard’s Eleven”.

Tremayne, Peter. The leper’s bell. 1st St. Martin’s Minotaur ed. New York : St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2006.
In November of A.D. 667, Fidelma Cashel, the sister of one of the kings of Ireland, returns to her brother’s castle to learn her son’s nurse has been murdered and her son is presumed kidnapped, and she and her husband search for the killer and their son.


Trevanian. Shibumi. New York : Crown Publishers, c1979.
Using his nearly superhuman mental and physical prowess, Nicholai Hel destroys political terrorists from the PLO to the CIA, but he does not have the power to destroy The Mother Company.

Wells, Shirley, 1955-. Where petals fall. 1st US ed. London ; New York : SohoConstable, 2009.
After two boys find a woman’s body in a quarry, Jill Kennedy and DCI Max Trentham recognize the ritual of the killing as the work of “The Undertaker,” and suspect their previous suspect, Edward Marshall, who disappeared years before, might have returned.

West, Morris L., 1916-. The navigator. Book club ed. New York : William Morrow and Company, c1976.
Gunnar Thorkild has published a scholarly paper maintaining that there is an undiscovered island in the vast reaches of Polynesia. His peers think he is a crackpot and deny him promotion or tenure. Now he must either live in shame or risk his life to prove his hypothesis.

Williamson, Jack, 1908-2006. Firechild. [Book club ed.]. New York : Bluejay Books, 1986.
Alphamega: Child of one man’s unlimited imagination, the product of genetmanipulation experiments to create new lie forms. Alphamega: The only
survivor of a fiery assault by Bioscience Alert, God’s watchdogs who have named all scientific research the devil’s handiwork. To the U.S. government, she is a menace—a plague carrier to be destroyed on sight. But to Sax Belcraft, she is the only link to his lost brother and to Panchito Torres, who knows her best, she is an angel come to Earth, able to heal with touch. Alphamega. What is she... and what will she become?

Winspear, Jacqueline, 1955-. Messenger of truth : a Maisie Dobbs novel. 1st ed. New York : H. Holt, 2006.
Psychologist and investigator Maisie Dobbs agrees to help an old college friend investigate the death of artist Nicholas Bassington-Hope, and the case takes Maisie into the dangerous underbelly of London’s art world.

Yates, Richard, 1926-1992. Revolutionary road. 1st Vintage Contemporaries mass market ed. New York : Vintage Contemporaries/Vintage Books, 2009, c1961.
Frank and April Wheeler become disillusioned with their mediocre lives and decide to move to France in order to develop their true artistic sensibilities.


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Mitchell, Andrea. Talking back—to presidents, dictators, and assorted scoundrels. [Updated, with new introduction]. New York : Penguin Bks., 2007.
Millions of TV viewers may feel they already know Mitchell—she has reported on politics for NBC for some 30 years and is married to the Fed's Alan Greenspan—but there's lots to learn about her in this engrossing memoir. Mitchell began as a “copyboy” at radio station KYW in Philadelphia in the 1970s. After covering the major political conventions for them, she was hired by NBC and headed to Washington. Shortly after, she flew to Guyana for her first major story: the 1978 Jonestown massacre. She has covered all the presidents from Carter through George W. Bush, done exclusives with Castro, sat in on high-level negotiations in the Middle East and North Korea, and much more. Mitchell’s tales are fascinating, but her evolution as a journalist is even more intriguing. She was a gender pioneer, for example, but her gender rapidly became a non-issue. Yet her original insistence on a clear separation of work and social life seems progressively undercut by her own account. She mentions many dinners with dear friends like the Cheneys, and parties with the Bushes, Rice and Rumsfeld, and then wonders why the media got the Iraq WMD question so wrong. Still, this is a treat for political junkies. (From Publishers Weekly).

133.8 RAD
Radin, Dean I. Entangled minds : extrasensory experiences in a quantum reality. New York : Paraview Pocket Books, c2006.
In this illuminating book, Radin shows how we know that psychic phenomena such as telepathy, clairvoyance, and psychokinesis are real, based on scientific evidence from thousands of controlled lab tests. Radin surveys the origins of this research and explores, among many topics, the collective premonitions of 9/11. He reveals the physical reality behind our uncanny telepathic experiences and intuitive hunches, and he debunks the skeptical myths surrounding them. Entangled Minds sets the stage for a rational, scientific understanding of psychic experience.

152.4 ORL
Orloff, Judith. Emotional freedom : liberate yourself from negative emotions and transform your life. 1st ed. New York : Harmony Books, c2009.
A guide to achieving emotional freedom, drawing from findings in neuroscience, intuitive medicine, psychology, and energy techniques to explain how to master emotions, handle stress artfully, and attain a high quality of life.

158.1 WEL
Welch, Suzy. 10-10-10 : 10 minutes, 10 months, 10 years : a life transforming idea. 1st Scribner hardcover ed. New York : Scribner, 2009.
Outlines a decision-making process that prompts the individual to reflect on the consequences of their choices which will appear in ten minutes, ten months, or ten years; and includes related stories.

158.12 BRA
Brantley, Jeffrey. Five good minutes in your body : 100 mindful practices to help you accept yourself & feel at home in your body. Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, c2009.
Describes one hundred mindfulness exercises that take five minutes or less and are aimed at helping people recharge, relax, and accept themselves.

170 BRA
Bradshaw, John, 1933-. Reclaiming virtue : how we can develop the moral intelligence to do the right thing at the right time for the right reason. New York : Bantam Books, 2009.
Examines moral intelligence, which the author describes as an innate guidance system common to all people to use to make life choices; and also discusses willpower and discipline, and how to develop those methods of control.

170.44 IZZ
Izzo, John B. (John Baptist), 1957-. The five secrets you must discover before you die. 1st ed. San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler, c2008.
Draws from interviews with two hundred people to provide commentary and anecdotes about what the author believes are the important things in life and offer advice on achieving success.

248.482 NOU
Nouwen, Henri J. M. Home tonight : further reflections on the parable of the prodigal son. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2009.
The author describes how after suffering a personal breakdown he reflected on his encounter with Rembrandt’s famous painting and the characters from the parable “Prodigal Son,” to heal and find inspiration.

294.3 DAS
Das, Surya. Letting go of the person you used to be : lessons on change, loss, and spiritual transformation. New York : Broadway Books, 2003.
In this self-help guide for the post-9/11 perplexed, esteemed spiritual leader Surya Das offers comforting advice for dealing with loss and change. Drawing on Buddhist teachings, and skillfully quoting Buddhist prayers and texts, he counsels that looking inward and embracing pain and sadness can sometimes bring wisdom. Ultimately, it is in “letting go” that we come back to our true selves.

302.23 FIL
Stolen voices : young people’s war diaries, from World War I to Iraq. New York : Penguin Books, 2006.
Presents fourteen journals written by adolescents coping with war from World War I to the war in Iraq, exposing the experiences of young people caught in the midst of war and the impact it has on their lives.

303.432 MOI
Moïsi, Dominique. The geopolitics of emotion : how cultures of fear, humiliation, and hope are reshaping the world. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2009.
Explores the emotional impact of globalization in the early twenty-first century, and discusses how the varying emotions impact the political, cultural, and social conflicts in regions and populations around the world.

306.874 MID
Middelton-Moz, Jane, 1947-. Values from the front porch : remembering the wisdom of our grandmothers. Deerfield Beach, Fla. : Health Communications, c2006.
Many today lack the thread and rich hues that were once woven into the fabric which protected and held our ancestors together through challenging times. Family and community ties are often obscured today by cell phones, internet, mega-channel TV selections, video games, fear, materialism, and competition.In Values from the Front Porch, author Jane Middelton-Moz, explores twenty-three fundamental values and the importance of being more mindful of them in our day-to-day activities. Recognizing the central role that grandmothers have played in many cultures--that of handing down traditions and values to the younger generations--each chapter centers around recollections from people revealing what their grandmothers taught them about a particular virtue, and how these teachings have aided them in their lives. Each chapter concludes with short exercises for strengthening that value in our daily lives.

327.7305 KHA
Khalidi, Rashid. Sowing crisis : the Cold War and American dominance in the Middle East. Boston : Beacon Press, c2009.
Discusses the history of modern conflict in the Middle East, arguing that the cold war, and priorities and policies of the U.S. and Soviet Union have led to later conflicts in the region as the superpowers sacrificed Arab-Israeli peace for the sake of agendas aimed at oil and gas reserves.

332.024 BAC
Bach, David. Fight for your money : how to stop getting ripped off and save a fortune. 1st ed. New York : Broadway Books, c2009.
Presents financial advice on how to avoid spending too much on cell phone bills, car purchases, credit cards, life insurance, healthcare, and other expenditures, while becoming more aware of hidden fees, late charges, and the tricks businesses use to make more money.

332.6609 TET
Tett, Gillian. Fool’s gold : how the bold dream of a small tribe at J.P. Morgan was corrupted by Wall Street greed and unleashed a catastrophe. 1st Free Press hardcover ed. New York : Free Press, 2009.
Draws on interviews with key players in the financial world to reveal the true cause of the 2008 credit crisis, which crippled the United States economy and left Americans struggling to keep their job, pay their bills, and protect their financial futures.

332.678 WEI
Weiss, Martin D. The ultimate depression survival guide : protect your savings, boost your income, and grow wealthy even in the worst of times. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2009.
The depression begins—The American nightmare—Sell your stocks! before it’s too late! -- Why the emperor has no clothes—How safe is your bank? -- The safest place for your money in the world today—Can’t sell : here’s how to protect yourself—For risk-takers only: profit directly from the decline—The big pay-off : finding the market’s true bottom—The first great income-boosting opportunity of the century—Your second income-boosting opportunity : dividends—The ultimate alternative investment—The triumph of the dollar—The foundation for recovery—Future fortunes.

332.722 SOW
Sowell, Thomas, 1930-. The housing boom and bust. New York : Basic Books, c2009.
Discusses the catalysts for the economic turmoil of the twenty-first century, and examines the housing market, home mortgages, politicians, and the financial market.

333.7209 MEL
Melville, Greg. Greasy rider : two dudes, one fry-oil-powered car, and a cross-country search for a greener future. 1st ed. Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2008.
Details the experiences of the author and his college friend during their one hundred and ninety-two hour journey across the United States—from Vermont to California—in a car that has been modified to run on vegetable oil.

362.1968 TOR
Torrey, E. Fuller (Edwin Fuller), 1937-. The insanity offense : how America’s failure to treat the seriously mentally ill endangers its citizens. 1st ed. New York : W.W. Norton, c2008.
Explains how mentally ill patients in the United States are being overlooked by the healthcare community and left without treatment, leaving many of them homeless and victimized, and examines the legislature and policy changes that have contributed to the problem.

362.2 VIN
Vincent, Norah. Voluntary madness : my year lost and found in the loony bin. New York : Viking, 2008.
Journalist Norah Vincent relates her experiences while she was voluntarily committed to a variety of mental health facilities in the United States and comments on the relationships between caregivers and patients, drug therapies, and the effects of institutionalization on the unwell.

394.1209 FOO
The food of a younger land : a portrait of American food—before the national highway system, before chain restaurants, and before frozen food, when the nation’s food was seasonal, regional, and traditional—from the lost WPA files. New York : Riverhead Books, 2009.
A collection of essays and recipes regarding uniquely regional dishes from around the United States from a time period before interstate roads and national restaurant franchises.

613.2 GUI
Guiliano, Mireille, 1946-. French women for all seasons : a year of secrets, recipes & pleasure. 1st Vintage Books ed. New York : Vintage Books, 2009, c2006.
Mereille Guiliano shares her strategies for living the good life, along with recipes and advice to help people find pleasure in the everyday aspects of life.

613.25 AGA
Agatston, Arthur. The South Beach Diet supercharged : faster weight loss and better health for life. [Emmaus, Pa.] : Rodale, c2008.
Provides meal plans, easy-to-prepare recipes, workout and body-toning program, and additional research on the South Beach Diet including which foods are high in vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

613.6 EMM
Emmanuel, Greg. Extreme encounters : how it feels to be drowned in quicksand, shredded by piranhas, swept up in a tornado, and dozens of other unpleasant experiences-- Philadelphia, PA : San Francisco, CA : Quirk Books ; Distributed in North America by Chronicle Books, c2002.
Recounts the experiences of men and women who have experienced some of the most dangerous conditions and circumstances in the world.

641.6 YOS
Yoshii, Ryuichi. Sushi. Boston, Mass : North Clarendon, VT : Periplus Editions ; Distributed by C.E. Tuttle Co., 1998.
A stylish book that includes information on the history and health benefits of sushi, as well as tips on how to make perfect sushi rice, select the freshest fish, and decorate the sushi plate with beautiful vegetable garnishes. 60 color photos.

641.8 MIT
Mitchell, Joyce Slayton. Paris by pastry : stalking the sweet life on the streets of Paris. Madison, Wis. : Jones Books, c2006.
Culinary adventurers are guided through the streets of Paris from scrumptious patisserie to scrumptious patisserie in this must-have, tres amusant travel guide for first-time visitors and returning enthusiasts who want to taste the sweetness of Parisian culture.

646.34 BOS
Boston, Lloyd. Before you put that on : 365 daily style tips for her. 1st Atria Books hardcover ed. New York : Atria Books, 2005.
Presents three hundred sixty-five fashion tips to help women create a personal wardrobe that fits their particular style, and offers advice on adding accessories, day and nighttime garments, and much more.

646.34 LEI
Glamour’s big book of dos & don’ts : fashion help for every woman. New York : Gotham Books, c2006.
More than 750 photographs capture the Do’s and Don’ts of twenty-first century fashion, with tips for dressing for any occasion and avoiding common fashion mistakes.

646.34 STY
Style 101 : what every woman should know about fashion, beauty, home, entertaining. New York : Time Books, 2007.
Essential advice for your fashionable life.

708.1471 GRO
Gross, Michael, 1952-. Rogues’ gallery : the secret history of the moguls and the money that made the Metropolitan Museum. 1st ed. New York : Broadway Books, c2009.
Examines the history of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and discusses museum directors Philippe de Montebello and Luigi Palma di Cesnola, along with John Pierpont Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and others.

759.5 SCO
Scotti, R. A. Vanished smile : the mysterious theft of Mona Lisa. 1st ed. New York : Knopf, 2009.
Recounts the mysterious disappearance of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre on August 21, 1911, explaining why the police suspected Pablo Picasso and Guillaume Apollinaire of the crime, how the painting was finally recovered, and why it is still one of the greatest mysteries in modern art history.

796.342 WER
Wertheim, L. Jon. Strokes of genius : Federer, Nadal, and the greatest match ever played. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.
Provides a detailed account of the July 6, 2008 Wimbledon tennis match between returning-champion Roger Federer and challenger Rafael Nadal; and describes their playing strategies and styles, sportsmanship, and other related topics.

813 CRE
Crewdson, Gregory. Hover. San Francisco, Calif. : Artspace Books, 1998.
Gregory Crewdson is known for his disarming photographs of suburban life. Now, Crewdson takes that approach to new heights—literally—in this book of aerial images of everyday American subdivisions. Shot from a crane, these works seem innocent enough on the surface, but reveal, upon closer investigation, a world strangely out of balance. A woman plants neat rows of plants down the middle of the street, a mysterious circle appears in a backyard: these incidents, and others like them, are captured in realistic black and white. A fascinating and memorable book, and an important addition to the artist’s ouvre.

813 FOU
Foundation’s friends : stories in honor of Isaac Asimov. 1st ed. New York : T. Doherty Associates, c1989.
Contributions from seventeen of today’s imaginative writers explore the science fictional universe.

920 GIL
Gill, Gillian. We two : Victoria and Albert : rulers, partners, rivals. 1st ed. New York : Ballantine Books, c2009.
Chronicles the marriage of Queen Victoria and her German first cousin, Albert, and describes their first meeting as teenagers in 1836, how they each sought dominance over the other, and other related topics.

920 WAU
Waugh, Alexander. The House of Wittgenstein : a family at war. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2008.
Chronicles the lives of Karl Wittgenstein and his eight children, which includes his sons Paul, a world-famous concert pianist, and Ludwig, a respected philosopher of the twentieth century.

920 ZAS LP
Zaslow, Jeffrey. The girls from Ames : a story of women and a forty-year friendship. Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, c2009.
Meet the Ames Girls: eleven childhood friends who formed a special bond growing up in Ames, Iowa. As young women, they moved to eight different states, yet managed to maintain an enduring friendship that would carry them through college and careers, marriage and motherhood, dating and divorce, a child’s illness and the mysterious death of one member of their group. Capturing their remarkable story, The Girls from Ames is a testament to the deep bonds of women as they experience life’s joys and challenges—and the power of friendship to triumph over heartbreak and unexpected tragedy.

921 Isaacs
Isaacs, Susan E. Angry conversations with God : a snarky but authentic spiritual memoir. 1st ed. New York : Faith Words, 2009.
“A spiritual memoir about a middle-class white girl’s dark night of the soul from comedian and skeptical Christian Susan Isaacs”—Provided by the publisher.

Jeter, Derek, 1974-. The life you imagine : life lessons for achieving your dreams. 1st pbk. ed. New York : Three Rivers Press, c2000.
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter tells about his life and his very early desire to play for the Yankees, and shares his ten-step plan for success. Includes profiles of Jeter by friends and colleagues.

921 KANE
McGoogan, Kenneth, 1947-. Race to the polar sea : the heroic adventures of Elisha Kent Kane. Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, c2008.
Describes the adventures of Elisha Kent Kane while he led an expedition across the Arctic tundra in order to rescue Sir John Franklin and his men, who were stranded in ice fields, and also discusses his relationship to Maggie Fox, a young Canadian spiritualist whom he loved but his family did not approve of him marrying.

Minatoya, Lydia Y. (Lydia Yuriko), 1950-. Talking to high monks in the snow : an Asian American odyssey. 1st HarperPerennial ed. New York, NY : HarperPerennial, 1993, c1992.
Explores the cultural identity of a woman caught between the Japanese traditions of her family and the American world.

Gooch, Brad, 1952-. Flannery : a life of Flannery O’Connor. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, 2009.
Chronicles the life of the twentieth-century American author, Flannery O’Connor, and describes her childhood in Georgia, education, influential personal relationships, accomplishments and setbacks, and other related topics.

Walking the Rainbow : An Arc to Triumph. Whitmore Pub Co, 2009.
Richard Rene Silvin seemed to have it all. After overcoming a childhood of emotional neglect and trauma, much of which has been shared through the honest and brutal pages of his first book, I Survived Swiss Boarding Schools, Silvin transcended his past to lead an enviable life of power and world travel during a career in international hospital management. After decades of shame and hiding his sexuality, this handsome and successful man became true to himself, came “out,” and burst forth into the hottest gay spots in Florida, California, New York, and Europe. Supported by beloved friends and eventually buoyed by finding his true love, Silvin could be seen as riding on top of the world. All that glitters however is not always gold. A new phase of emotional and physical horror for Silvin and many others was on the horizon. Silently creeping its way into the life of so many during the late 1970s and early 1980s – including Silvin - was the then-mysterious illness to later be known as AIDS and caused by the as-yet unidentified human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). His professional life in cutting-edge international health care allowed Silvin to work with colleagues ahead of the curve in terms of HIV research, diagnostics, and medications. Yet he, his friends, and his partners fought overt discrimination and numerous painful, life threatening complications of the virus, which in a grisly succession eventually claimed all those dear to him, despite their hard fought and heroic efforts. Selfless and courageous, Silvin shows in Walking the Rainbow an astonishing fortitude and willingness to persevere while overcoming tremendous physical obstacles as well as psychological and emotional trauma of the deaths of so many held so dearly. Through his own Arc of Triumph, Silvin will redefine what it means to succeed, even to thrive, while living with AIDS.

Yenne, Bill, 1949-. Sitting Bull. Yardley, Pa. : Westholme Pub., c2008.
A biography of Native American chief Sitting Bull, discussing his early life, his first encounter with settlers, and his role as spiritual and military leader of the Lakota people, and exploring his philosophy of self-reliance, as opposed to violence.

Guttenplan, D. D. American radical : the life and times of I. F. Stone. 1st ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009.
I.F. Stone—one of America’s most celebrated investigative journalists, fearless opponent of McCarthyism, and New Deal propagandist—himself remains something of a mystery. Guttenplan’s lively book examines Stone’s impact on American politics.

Norrell, Robert J. (Robert Jefferson). Up from history : the life of Booker T. Washington. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press, 2009.
A comprehensive biography of the life and achievements of Booker T. Washington, his struggles against racial bigotry, and his appointment as the first leader of the new Tuskegee Institute, a private, historically African-American university in Alabama.

940.284 RAP
Rapport, Mike. 1848 : year of revolution. New York : Basic Books, 2009, c2008.
Recounts the political events that took place in Europe in 1848, describing how the conservative order that had held power since the fall of Napoleon in 1815 was being toppled by working-class radicals and middle-class liberals who began forging a new order.

940.53 NOM
Nomberg-Przytyk, Sara, 1915-. Auschwitz : true tales from a grotesque land. Chapel Hill : Univ. of N. Carolina Press, c1985.
Author recounts Auschwitz experiences. “From the moment I got to Auschwitz I was completely detached. I disconnected my heart and intellect in an act of self-defense, despair, and hopelessness.” With these words Sara Nomberg-Przytyk begins this painful and compelling account of her experiences while imprisoned for two years in the infamous death camp. Writing twenty years after her liberation, she recreates the events of a dark past which, in her own words, would have driven her mad had she tried to relive it sooner. But while she records unimaginable atrocities, she also richly describes the human compassion that stubbornly survived despite the backdrop of camp depersonalization and imminent extermination.

956.704 CAM
Campbell, Donovan. Joker one : a Marine platoon’s story of courage, leadership, and brotherhood. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2009.
A memoir covering the author’s decision to join the Marines and attend Marine Corps Officer Candidate School, which led to his role as commander of a forty-man infantry platoon in Iraq, where he fought insurgents and bonded with the men in his unit.

958.1047 JON
Jones, Seth G., 1972-. In the graveyard of empires : America’s war in Afghanistan. 1st ed. New York : W.W. Norton, c2009.
Traces the political history of Afghanistan from 2001 to 2009, focusing on the political and social impact America’s War on Terror had on the region and its people.

962.4043 MAM
Mamdani, Mahmood, 1946-. Saviors and survivors : Darfur, politics, and the war on terror. 1st ed. New York : Pantheon Books, c2009.
Examines the crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan in the context of the country’s turbulent history, including the Cold War’s effect on neighboring Chad’s civil war, and how that violence spilled over in Sudan, exacerbating the already severe problems caused by Sudan’s tribal conflicts.

973 WHI
White, Richard, 1947-. Remembering Ahanagran : storytelling in a family’s past. 1st ed. New York : Hill and Wang, 1998.
Professor Richard White of the University of Washington has produced a fine example of the oral historians’ craft. He recounts the historical tales learned from his mother who had emigrated to the United States from Ireland in 1935 and married Harry White. She was Irish-Catholic; he was Russian-Jewish. He was a Harvard graduate and an army officer in World War II. The author has gone far beyond what would be expected in a family oral history. He has detailed the stories, identified the participants, and located the places. Sara White’s memories are far more than history. Her memories provide a firm foundation upon which the insights of many immigrants can be built. Her clear understanding of her own family’s traditions—as a child in Ireland, as a new arrival in Chicago, and as a wife, mother, and an American—represent a microcosm of immigration history.

973.927 BUN
Bunch, William. Tear down this myth : how the Reagan legacy has distorted our politics and haunts our future. 1st Free Press hardcover ed. New York : Free Press, 2009.
Ronald Bunch rolls back some of the worst distortions concerning the Reagan myth: that Reagan was one of the most popular modern presidents; that his tax cut caused the bull market of the 1980s; and that he won the Cold War, and examines the Gipper’s conservatist legacy as it continues to impact America’s political and economic situation.

975.803 JON
Jones, Jacqueline, 1948-. Saving Savannah : the city and the Civil War. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
Presents a portrait of Savannah, Georgia, before, during, and after the Civil War, drawing from military records, diaries, letters, newspapers, and memoirs to share the stories of men and women who lived and worked in the southern city, with the focus on efforts by former slaves to take control of their own destinies.


CD 782.421 KAN
Kane, Larry, 1942-. Ticket to ride : [inside the Beatles’ 1964 tour that changed the world]. Kennebunkport, ME : Cider Mill Press Audio Books, c2008.
Read by the author. An insider’s look at the world’s first major rock-and-roll tour, Ticket to Ride tells the Beatles’ story like it’s never been told before.

DVD 796.357 BLE
Blessed! : Still, we believe 2. [S.l.] : Bombo Sports & Entertainment, : c2008.
Blessed! tells the story of two men united by their passion for the Boston Red Sox. Season ticket holder Mike Barnicle, a columnist and radio host, spends his summers close to the action, sitting just a few rows from the Fenway field. Chris Wertz, a displaced Bostonian, owns Professor Thom’s, a Red Sox bar in enemy territory in downtown Manhattan...[F]ollow these two and other die-hard Red Sox fans through yet another memorable season and World Series victory”—Container.

DVD 917.3 AME

America’s national monuments : the Historic South. New York, NY : Ambrose Video Pub., c2008.
“Since 1906, each National monument in America has been designated by a sitting President as a personal memorial of an area he deemed deserving of preservation for future generations. Visit the monuments from America’s historic South and experience the fascinating story of the nation’s past.”—Container cover insert.

The West. Standard format. [Alexandria, Va.] : Hollywood, Calif. : PBS Home Video ; Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, c2004.
Narrated by Peter Coyote. Chronicles the history of the American West, starting with the first European explorations and ending with the beginning of the 20th century. Examines the impact of the white settlers on the lives of the Native Americans and the land. Also discusses the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad, the battle of Little Bighorn, and the massacre at Wounded Knee.

Blackbeard. [La Crosse, WI] : Echo Bridge Home Entertainment, [2006].
In the Golden Age of Piracy, during the 18th century, Blackbeard stood out among the many lawless rogues as the most fearsome and notorious seafarer of them all. He killed for the reputation, and his reputation is now legend. The true story of pirate Edward Teach - Blackbeard, the man who terrorized the seas.

City by the sea. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2003], c2001.
Arresting killers is Manhattan detective LaMarca’s job. This time is different; the fugitive suspect LaMarca is tracking ends up being his own son. LaMarca must bring the accused to justice. But as a father, he must put his job on the line to find a way to save his own son.

Cleaner. Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2008].
Single father and former cop Tom Carver has an unusual vocation—he cleans up crime scenes. But when he’s called in to sterilize a wealthy suburban residence after a brutal shooting, Carver is shocked to learn that he may have unknowingly erased crucial evidence, entangling himself in a dirty criminal cover up.

Dark victory. [United States] : Burbank, CA : Turner Entertainment Co. ; Warner Home Video, [2005].
The life of a fast moving Long Island socialite skids to a stop when she discovers that she has less than a year to live.

Delta farce. Widescreen. Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, c2007.
Three sadsacks mistaken for Army reservists are scheduled to be shipped to Iraq, but, unbeknowst to them, are instead dropped in Mexico.

Elvis has left the building. Santa Monica, CA : Lions Gate Home Entertainment, [2005]
Harmony is a cosmetics sales lady whose life is shaped by an early encounter with the King himself. It all takes an ugly turn when she accidentally kills some Elvis impersonators and flees the scene. Running from the FBI, Harmony shows a knack for leaving Elvis impersonators in her wake. Let’s hope luck improves when she hooks up with an executive whose wife also has Elvis issues.

Find me guilty. Widescreen. Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2006.
Mobster Jackie Dee DiNorscio decides to defend himself at his own trial rather than testify against his own, which results in the longest Mafia trial in U.S. history and one of the most shocking judicial verdicts.

Head of state. Full screen version. [United States] : Universal City, Calif. : DreamWorks Home Entertainment ; Distributed by Universal, c2003.
When a presidential candidate is needed just a few weeks before the election, Washington picks Mays Gilliam, a powerless politician they plan to use as their puppet, certain that he will lose. But Mays won’t go down that easy. If he is going to run, he is going to do it his way and have fun doing it that way as well.

Jesse Stone. Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2007].
Now that Jesse Stone has settled in as Paradise’s police chief, he has to solve the grisly murder of a teenage girl. The investigation uncovers abuse and even leads him to a conflict with a Boston mob.

Little children. Burbank, CA : New Line Home Entertainment : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2007].
Sarah Pierce is a new stay at home mom struggling with the solitude of her new role. Spending every moment with a three year old tests the patience of the one-time English scholar. One day, at a local playground, she interacts with a group of moms and the differences are clear. They embrace motherhood and seem to relish all that their new role brings. One day, Brad, a stay at home dad, brings his son to the playground. Sarah is amazed to find these moms have never talked to Brad and one of the women bets Sarah five dollars that she won’t get his phone number. Sarah not only gets his phone number, but she lets him in on the joke and they hug and kiss. Emasculated by his wife Kathy, Brad becomes slightly obsessed with finding ways to demonstrate he can still produce testosterone. Soon, Sarah and Brad start a passionate affair. At the same time, their quiet suburban community deals with Ronnie, a convicted pedophile who has just been released from prison. He returns to his mother’s home and she helps him endure the constant taunts of an overzealous neighbor. These lives intersect in surprising and potentially dangerous ways.

Made for each other. [United States] : Global Multimedia Corp., c2004.
A young couple meet, fall in love, have a baby, and are then faced with some harsh realities. Through it all, their love is tested as they truly realize that they were made for each other. This film is one of the classic love stories of all time.

Mansfield Park. Boston, MA : WGBH Boston Video, 2008.
Fanny Price goes to live with prosperous relatives at Mansfield Park and must navigate a labyrinth of intrigues and affairs among the occupants of the house.


Man of the year. Universal City, Calif. : Universal Pictures, 2007, c2006.
Tom Dobbs makes an off-hand comment on his late night talk show that he would be a better president than the leader who currently occupies the White House. A grassroots campaign conducted by his legions of fans finds him unexpectedly ushered into the Oval Office and forced to live up to his promise. Unfortunately for Dobbs, he finds out that his surprise victory was actually the result of a voting computer glitch and not winning the majority vote leaves the outspoken funnyman struggling with the decision to stay the course in the Oval Office or head back behind the microphone where he is truly in his element.

An officer and a gentleman. Special collector’s ed.; widescreen. Hollywood, CA : Paramount, c2007.
A timeless tale of romance, friendship, and growth. Loner Zack Mayo enters Officer Candidate School to become a Navy pilot and in thirteen weeks he learns the importance of discipline, love and friendship.

Slow burn. Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, 2007.
Ford Cole is a big-city district attorney with his eye on the mayor’s office and a big problem on his hands. One of his deputies, the beautiful assistant district attorney, Nora Timmer, has just confessed to killing a man in what she claims was self-defense. A bad situation gets worse when a stranger named Luther turns up at the police station to contradict Nora’s story and paints a very different picture of Ford’s talented colleague. With his career and perhaps his life on the line, Ford has a mere handful of hours to sort the truth from the lies that involve Nora, a record store clerk, and a powerful gang lord.

A touch of Frost. : Season 14. [S.l.] : MPI Home Video, c2009.
Three episodes from the British detective series featuring Detective Inspector Jack Frost, a policeman who approaches his cases with a dry wit and sense of moral justice.

Wonder boys. Widescreen version. Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, c2000.
During a single weekend, college professor Grady Tripp scrambles to gather together a life that has suddenly reeled out of control. An unfinished novel, a stolen car, a murdered pet and a failing marriage are just a few of the crises piling up.