Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Titles January 2010


Abbott, Megan E., 1971-. Bury me deep. 1st Simon & Schuster trade pbk. ed. New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2009.
Marion Seeley, abandoned in Phoenix by her doctor husband, gets a job at a medical clinic and is drawn into the wild lifestyle of coworker Louise and her roommate Ginny, and falls in love with charming rogue and politician Joe Lanigan, whose links to all three young women lead to disaster.

Abraham, Daniel. The price of spring. 1st ed. New York : Tor, 2009.
Otah Machi, emperor of all the Khaiate cities in the wake of a devastating war between the cities of the Khaiem and the Galtic empire, tries to find a path to peace, while Maati Vaupathai, the last poet of the Khaiem, secretly works to create an andat--a magical creature that he hopes will restore the cities to their former glory.

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977-. Purple hibiscus : a novel. 1st Anchor Books ed. New York : Anchor Books, 2004.
A teenaged Nigerian girl and her older brother struggle to cope with life in their tense, stifling household--caused by their father's demands for perfection--after getting a taste of freedom during a visit to their aunt's home.

Akpan, Uwem. Say you're one of them. 1st Back Bay pbk. ed. New York : Back Bay Books, 2009, c2008.
A collection of short stories by Uwem Akpan that celebrate the resilience and wisdom of children in third world countries.

Anthony, Jessica, 1974-. The convalescent. San Francisco [Calif.] : McSweeney's Books, c2009.
Rovar Pfliegman, a lonely troll-like man who sells meat out of his bus, halfheartedly seeks treatment for his various ailments, but he seems more intent on fulfilling the self-destructive destiny of the Pfliegman clan, which goes all the way back to pre-medieval Hungary.

Austen, Jane, 1775-1817. Sanditon : Jane Austen's unfinished masterpiece completed. Berkeley, CA : Ulysses Press, c2009.

Contains unpublished manuscripts written by Jane Austen, including "Sandition" in which Charlotte Heywood travels to a new seaside resort in England and meets a strange variety of people who seem oblivious to the romances that are occurring around them.

Baker, Nicholson. The anthologist. 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009.
Paul Chowder struggles to write the introduction to a new anthology of poetry, and as his life seems to fall apart around him, he finds solace and inspiration in the works of great poets throughout history.

Bazell, Josh. Beat the reaper : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, 2009.
Peter Brown is a young Manhattan emergency room doctor with an unusual past. His morning begins with disarming of a mugger and is topped off by a visit with a new patient. That patient knows Peter from his other life, when he had a different name and a very different job. The only reason he's a doctor now is thanks to the Witness Protection Program, and even they can't protect him from the long reach of the New Jersey mob. Now he's got to do whatever it takes to keep his patient alive so he can buy some time and beat the reaper.

Bell, Madison Smartt. Devil's dream. 1st ed. New York : Pantheon Books, c2009.
A fictionalized account of Nathan Bedford Forrest's experiences during the Civil War, describing his involvement in key battles, courtship and marriage, obsessive gambling, disdain for the Confederate bureaucracy, and his humane treatment of slaves.

Blundy, Anna, 1970-. Breaking faith. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Minotaur Books, 2009.
Faith Zanetti doesn't much care who put the bomb on flight TAA67, the plane that blew up over the tiny Scottish village of Cairbridge 25 years ago. Wasn't it those Libyan blokes who went to prison? For a woman whose comfort zone is a war zone, it seems like the boring assignment from hell. But as the conspiracy theories start seeming less theoretical, Faith realizes she's skating on thin ice. With the ghost of her dead father creeping out of her dreams, and the screams of the doomed passengers ringing in her ears, Faith begins to suspect that the truth she seeks might be closer to home than she thought.

Brody, Jessica. Love under cover. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2009.
Jennifer Hunter never saw herself as the relationship type. After all, she’d spent the last two years of her life as an undercover fidelity inspector, hired to test men’s faithfulness—not exactly the kind of job that lends itself to intimacy. But when Jamie Richards walked into her life, everything changed, and Jennifer vowed to trade in her undercover lifestyle for something more normal. That’s why she formed the Hawthorne Agency: five full-time fidelity inspectors, hired to carry out Jennifer’s mission while she manages the process from a safe (relationship-saving) distance. Jen's business is booming, and just when it seems like things can’t possibly get any better, Jamie proposes. Despite her lifelong issues with trust and commitment, Jen says yes. But can a woman who’s seen nothing but failed marriages ever come to terms with tying the knot herself? And when Jen receives a frantic phone call from one of her employees in trouble, she’s forced to make a choice. A choice that lands her in an all-too familiar place—a strange hotel room, kissing another man. And she knows that nothing will be the same.

Byatt, A. S. (Antonia Susan), 1936-. The children's book : a novel. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.

A novel that spans from the Victorian era through World War I that finds famous children's book author Olive Wellwood taking in a runaway who reminds her of the characters in her books.

Casey, Kevin, 1940-. A state of mind. Dublin : Lilliput Press, 2009.
John Hughes, a journalist and aspiring novelist in the mid-1970s, is comfortably settled in rural Wicklow away from his wife and daughter, spending most of his time in the local pub, but his unfocused existence is pulled sharply back to reality when once-famous English author Bill Cromer and his German girlfriend move into the Old Rectory, dragging marital betrayal, suicide, nationalist resentment, and blackmail in his wake.

Casey, Kathryn. Blood lines. 1st ed. New York : Minotaur Books, 2009.
Following the apparent suicide of Houston oil businesswoman Billie Cox, the victim's sister insists her sibling was murdered. Texas Ranger Sarah Armstrong, after viewing the photos from the 'suicide' scene, agrees and decides to investigate further. Meanwhile, teen pop sensation Cassie has been receiving threatening e-mail and text messages. Fearful she's being stalked, Sarah and her colleagues do everything they can to protect her, yet still the unthinkable happens. Now Sarah has not one, but two difficult cases to solve.

Cassidy, Carla (Carla Bracale). Up close and personal. New York, N.Y.: Signet, 2009.
When Jordan Sampson attends her fifteen-year high school reunion she reunites with her old flame, Clint Cooper. But, in addition to reuniting with old friends, former cheerleaders from Jordan's old squad are being murdered.

Clare, Alys. Out of the dawn light. 1st world ed. Surrey, England : Severn House, 2009.
Lassair becomes captivated by the mysterious stranger who appears in her village on the day of her sister's wedding, and agrees with little hesitation to help locate a mysterious treasure, but after a night of marching across East Anglia, Lassair starts to become aware of the danger she has brought upon herself.

De los Santos, Marisa, 1966-. Belong to me. 1st HarperLuxe ed. New York : HarperLuxe, c2008.
Cornelia Brown willingly gives up her urban life to move with her husband, Teo, to the suburbs, where she struggles to form friendships with her judgmental neighbor, and a kindred soul who helps Cornelia overcome the loneliness that seems to be consuming her.

Dixon, K. B. The sum of his syndromes. Chicago : Academy Chicago Publishers, 2009.
"The Sum of His Syndromes" is a wry, odd, idiosyncratic book. A collage of notes written in a sixth-floor men's room, it is the story of a dissatisfied, slightly disturbed young man named David who has found himself at a personal and professional crossroads. He has a job he hates, but cannot leave, and a girl he loves, but cannot fully understand. With help from his friend, Peter, and his therapist, the irrepressible Dr. Costa, he struggles to make sense of his complicated young life. A fractured, fragmented, unconventional narrative, "Syndromes" offers a comic look at office angst, contemporary psychiatric practice and romantic uncertainty. A conglomeration of thoughts, observations, commentary, overheard conversations and cameo appearances, its story - David and Kate's story emerges surreptitiously from this innovative presentation of a confused and chaotic time.

Doctorow, Cory. Makers. 1st ed. New York : Tor, 2009.
Perry and Lester, two inventors, create strange contraptions and new economic systems such as New Work, and when the country falls into collapse, they build a network of interactive rides in abandoned WalMarts and try to avoid lawsuits amid other chaos that ensues.

Doss, James D. The widow's revenge. 1st ed. New York : Minotaur Books, 2009.
No one believes the widow Loyola Montoya when she claims there are witches taunting and harassing her from the woods near her property, including Charlie Moon, and by the time he arrives to investigate it is too late to save her, but Moon decides to help the widow get her revenge.

Fairbairn, Ann, 1901 or 2-1972. Five smooth stones. Unabridged ed. Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2009, c1966.
Civil rights activist David Champlain struggles to overcome racism in his New Orleans community.

Falco, Edward. Saint John of the five boroughs. Denver, Colo.: Unbridled Books, 2009.
Avery Walker is a typical college student: partying, drinking, and trying to find herself in the world. At a party, she meets Grant Danko, a brooding, older performance artist from New York, who awakens her to a world outside of small-town college life. The two return to New York together, where Avery quickly adapts to city life, and Grant returns to work for his gangster uncle. Meanwhile, Avery's mother, aunt, and uncle are caught up in a precarious relationship that they must confront when they venture to New York to retrieve Avery. Like his previous novel, Wolf Point (2005), Falco's latest examines the underbelly of love and relationships, but he also populates the story with a cast of diverse and unusual characters. As the plot twists and turns, readers don't know what to expect next, which can prove both exciting and baffling. A solid story that will find a broad range of readers. - Booklist.

Fate, Robert. Baby Shark's high plains redemption. Fort Collins, CO : Capital Crime Press, 2008.
When Kristin Van Dijk and Otis Millett are hired to bring home Savannah, the kidnapped girlfriend of an Oklahoma bootlegger, they learn the hard way that someone wants the gorgeous redhead so badly they will kill to get her. Kristin and Otis must discover the reason behind Savannah’s popularity before she is murdered.

Finlay, C. C. A spell for the Revolution. New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, c2009.
Proctor Brown and Deborah Walcott, two young patriots and leaders of a ragtag band of witches, must break the curse of a Hessian necromancer who controls the British troops relentlessly pressing back General Washington's struggling young armies in an attempt to enslave America.

Fossum, Karin, 1954-. The water's edge. 1st U.S. ed. Boston [Mass.] : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.
Inspector Konrad Sejer investigates when eight-year-old Jonas August Lowe is found murdered in Linde Forest, and the case becomes critical when a second child goes missing; while Reinhardt Ris, the man who discovered and photographed Jonas's body while out walking with his horrified wife, becomes more and more obsessed with the boy's death.

Gerard, Cindy. Feel the heat. 1st Pocket Star Books pbk. ed. New York : Pocket Star Books, 2009.
Defense Intelligence officer B. J. Chase, having been summoned from personal leave, is assigned to go undercover as the girlfriend of Black Ops agent and bad boy Raphael Mendoza, and the two find themselves in the middle of an international conspiracy revolving around Raphael's Columbian uncle and the suspicious death of a government official.

Grafton, Sue. U is for undertow. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2009.
Kinsey Millhone was alone in her office doing paperwork when Michael Sutton, 27, arrived unannounced to ask for her help. Twenty-one years earlier, a four-year-old girl had disappeared and was never found. Recent references to her case had triggered memories in Sutton, who now believed he had stumbled upon her burial site when he was six years old. He wanted Kinsey to help him locate the child's remains and find those responsible for her death. Kinsey would soon discover that Sutton had an uneasy relationship with the truth.

Grange, Amanda. Mr. Darcy's diary. Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, c2007.
Mr. Darcy, torn between his duty to his family and his growing love for Elizabeth Bennett, and unable to confide in anyone, works out his dilemma in his diary.

Graves, Sarah. Crawlspace : a home repair is homicide mystery. 1st ed. New York : Bantam Books, 2010.
Six years after murderer Randy Dodd was thought to have drowned, a true-crime writer and her assistant come to Eastport to investigate what they're convinced is a faked death and soon have their suspicions confirmed. Meanwhile, Jacobia 'Jake' Tiptree has problems of her own, including her home remodeling project and anonymous death threats. Nothing could have prepared her for the news that Dodd had been discovered alive and was now holding her son hostage.

Greenwood, Kerry. Murder on a midsummer night : a Phryne Fisher mystery. 1st U.S. ed. Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2009, c2008.
The Honorable Phryne Fisher is hired to determine the cause of death of the son of a Pre-Raphaelite model, and at the same time is engaged to locate the lost illegitimate child of a wealthy woman.

Hage, Rawi. Cockroach. 1st American ed. New York : W. W. Norton, 2009, c2008.
A young man is forced to attend sessions with a well-intentioned but naive therapist after a suicide attempt and begins to imagine he is a cockroach invading the lives of the people who surround him.

Haig, Matt, 1975-. The possession of Mr. Cave. 1st American ed. New York : Viking, 2009, c2008.
When antiques dealer Terence Cave's wife and son are tragically killed on separate occasions, Terence focuses himself on Reuben's twin sister, fifteen-year-old Byrony, who begins sneaking out to meet boys, and his protective drive quickly becomes obsessive and dangerous.

Hamilton, Laurell K. Divine misdemeanors : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Ballantine Books, c2009.
Los Angeles private investigator Meredith Gentry, having chosen exile from the faerie realm where she was a princess with the hope of living an idyllic life, investigates the murders of her kind and is suspected of banned magical activities when humans she healed begin to perform miracles on their own.

Hamilton, Laurell K. Swallowing darkness : a novel. 1st large print ed. New York : Random House Large Print, c2008.

Meredith Nic Essus, pregnant with twins, accepts her uncle's false claim that he is the father of her unborn children in order to gain her own place on the throne, but conspirators, slander, and Taranis himself are all determined to eliminate Meredith's personal guard, the only ones who can protect her.

Harris, Charlaine. Grave secret. 1st ed. New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2009.
Harper Connelly and her stepbrother Tolliver take a break from their sleuthing to visit their two stepsisters, but find themselves facing memories of their horrible childhoods and the news that Tolliver's father is out of jail and hoping for a reunion with the son who wants nothing to do with him, and searching for their missing sister.

Hart, Ellen. The mirror and the mask. 1st ed. New York : Minotaur Books, 2009.

Minneapolis restaurateur Jane Lawless takes a job as a private investigator when the economy forces her to put her expansion plans on hold, and gains insights into the difference between finding the information people pay for and getting at the truth, when she is assigned to track down Annie Archer's long-lost stepfather.

Hart, Lenore. Waterwoman. Berkley hardcover ed. New York : Berkley Books, 2002.
Annie Revels has always wondered what her role in life is, as each member of her family plays a specific part, except for her, but when her father, a waterman, dies, Annie is called on to take up his business, and she finally realizes what her true purpose is.

Hatcher, Robin Lee. Speak to me of love. Wheaton, Ill. : Tyndale House Publishers, c2003.
Shakespearean actress Faith Butler, stranded in Dead Horse, Wyoming, with her two children, accepts employment with Drake Rutledge and manages to pull him out of his reclusive life, but they must turn to God for help when shadows from Faith's past come to haunt her.

Higgins, Jack, 1929-. In the hour before midnight. Berkeley ed. New York : Berkeley Books, 2000, c1969.
Stacey Wyatt is a gifted pianist. He is also a competent mercenary soldier. But at the moment, he is sojourning in an Egyptian prison. Sean Burke has plans to rescue him. Charity is not his motive. He merely needs Stacey for what becomes a deadly intrigue. There is just one hitch. An astonishing story of high-action and foreign intrigue.

Hill, Tobias, 1970-. The hidden : a novel. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Harper Perennial, c2009.
Ben Mercer, running from a failed marriage and family, eagerly joins a close-knit group of archaeologists searching for buried traces of a formidable ancient power in Greece in 2004, not realizing how the group's dynamic and dangerous games are going to affect his life.

Hirvonen, Elina, 1975-. When I forgot. 1st U.S. ed. Portland, OR : Tin House Books, 2009, c2007.
Anna, a young journalist, spends the day alone in a Helsinki café, reading "Mrs. Dalloway," a novel given to her by her professor and lover Ian, and as the hours pass, she begins to see links between the story and her own life.

Arnaldur Indriðason, 1961-. Arctic chill. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Minotaur Books, 2009, c2005.
Inspector Erlendur Sveinsson is called to the scene of the murder of a young, dark-skinned boy found frozen to the ground in the garden of a block of Reykjavik apartments and his investigation exposes tensions beneath the surface of Iceland's multicultural society and forces him to confront a tragedy from his own past.

Jackson, Jon A., Dead folks. 1st paperback ed. New York : Grove Press, cop. 1996.
The sixth novel in the hard-boiled crime fiction series follows Detective Mulheisen as he goes on the trail of mobster Joe Service, who threatens to turn Salt Lake City into a cemetery unless he recovers his millions.

Jacobs, Kate, 1973-. Knit the season. New York : Putnam's, c2009.
Dakota Walker travels to Scotland to spend the holidays with her Gran, along with her father, grandparents, and others, and the group of family and friends reminisces about past Christmases that were spent with Dakota's mother, Georgia Walker.

Colsen, Jake. So you don't want to go to church anymore : an unexpected journey. Los Angeles, Calif. : Windblown Media, c2006.
What would you do if you met someone you thought just might be one of Jesus' original disciples still living in the 21st century? That's Jake's dilemma as he meets a man who talks of Jesus as if he had known him, and whose way of living challenges everything Jake had previously known. This book is Jake's journal, chronicling thirteen conversations with his newfound friend over a four-year period and how those exchanges turn Jake's world upside-down. With his help, Jake faces his darkest fears, struggles through brutal circumstances and comes out on the other side in the joy and freedom he always dreamed was possible.

King, Stephen, 1947-. Just after sunset. Large print ed. Detroit : Thorndike Press, 2008.

Collects twelve short stories by Stephen King on the theme of relationships, including new stories and previously released material such as "The Gingerbread Girl," "The Things They Left Behind," and "The Cat from Hell."

Kingsbury, Karen. Shades of blue. Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, c2009.
Brad Cutler, a twenty-eight-year old New York advertising agent who is about to get married, seeks God's forgiveness and redemption when he is reminded of his high school girlfriend and a difficult choice he made long ago.

Krol, Torsten. The Dolphin People : a novel. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Harper Perennial, c2009.
A Nazi-sympathizer family, including two children and a war widow, Helga, flee to Venezuela after the fall of the Third Reich, and after they crash in the Amazon en route to their new home, they are welcomed by the Yayomi tribe, who believe them to be dolphins in human form, as prophesied by one of their tribesmen.

Krzhizhanovski, Sigizmund, 1887-1950. Memories of the future. New York : New York Review Books, 2009.
Written in Soviet Moscow in the 1920s—but considered too subversive even to show to a publisher—the seven tales included here attest to Sigizmund Krzhizhanovski’s boundless imagination, black humor, and breathtaking irony: a man loses his way in the vast black waste of his own small room; the Eiffel Tower runs amok; a kind soul dreams of selling “everything you need for suicide”; an absentminded passenger boards the wrong train, winding up in a place where night is day, nightmares are the reality, and the backs of all facts have been broken; a man out looking for work comes across a line for logic but doesn’t join it as there’s no guarantee the logic will last; a sociable corpse misses his own funeral; an inventor gets a glimpse of the far-from-radiant communist future.

Lamott, Anne. Hard laughter : a novel. New York : North Point Press, [1999], c1980.
Twenty-three-year-old Jennifer, a writer and sometimes housecleaner, is swept up into an emotional wake, along with her two brothers, self-contained Ben and lovable Randy, when their beloved father, Wallace, is diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Lennon, J. Robert, 1970-. Pieces for the left hand : 100 anecdotes. Saint Paul, Minn. : Graywolf Press, [2009], c2005.
Contains one hundred related anecdotes in which a forty-seven-year-old married man living in a small New York university town reflects on work, money, professors, children, confusion, and other aspects of life.

Levien, David. City of the sun : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2008.
Fourteen months after the disappearance of their son, Paul and Carol Gabriel hire private investigator Frank Behr to look into the case and are soon on an adventure which leads them to Mexico in search of a drug-dealing real estate tycoon who may be responsible for abducting the boy.

Lewis, Beverly, 1949-. The missing. Minneapolis, Minn. : Bethany House, c2009.
Twenty-one-year-old Grace Byler longs to find her missing mother and to uncover the secret that drove her to leave their Amish community, but she fears she will never know the truth, and while she struggles to accept her family's loss, she tries to make the community understand her decision to remain single.

Lindley, Maureen. The private papers of Eastern Jewel : a novel. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Bloomsbury, 2009, c2008.
In 1914 Peking, eighteen-year-old princess Eastern Jewel is caught spying on her father's misdeeds and is banished to live with a powerful Japanese family; after many years, Jewel--who is renamed Yoshiko Kawashima--returns to Peking as an agent of Japan's secret service.

Littell, Robert, 1935-. The company : a novel of the CIA. New York : Penguin, 2003, c2002.
A group of young people, recruited into the CIA in 1950, interact with some of the major historical figures and events of the late twentieth century, knowing one of them is a mole.

Little, Bentley. His father's son. New York : Signet, c2009.
Steve Nash thinks his life is on the right track until his father attacks his mother and is admitted to an insane asylum, where his dad relates a cryptic message to him, leading Steve down a dangerous path.

Macomber, Debbie. Angels at Christmas. Don Mills, Ont. : MIRA, c2009.
Presents two short stories featuring the adventures of three Christmas angels, Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy, as they try to fulfill people's wishes in time for the holidays.

Mansell, Jill. Perfect timing. Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Landmark, c2009.
The night before her wedding, Poppy Dunbar meets Tom, a man she thinks might be her soul mate, and, although she does not go through with her arranged meeting with Tom, Poppy knows she cannot go through with the wedding either, so she flees to London, where she rents a room from Caspar French, a good-looking artist who just might break Poppy's heart.

March, Stephen, 1948-. Strangers in the land of Egypt. Sag Harbor, NY : Permanent Press, c2009.
Jesse Terrill, angry about a lot of things, is arrested for vandalizing a synagogue and sentenced to do community service for Mendel Ebban, a Holocaust survivor who tries to deepen Jesse's spiritual awareness of life, and makes the young man question his quest for revenge against the mugger who attacked his father.

McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-. La's orchestra saves the world. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Pantheon Books, c2008.
Lavender, known as La to her friends, flees London in 1939 hoping to escape the horrors of war and the memories of her shattered marriage, and to combat boredom and despair in her new town, La creates an orchestra that boosts the town's morale and shows people the beauty of music and friendship.

McDonell, Nick. An expensive education : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c2009.
Harvard graduate Mike Teak, recruited by his godfather to work for the CIA, is instructed to meet with rebel leader Hatashil near a Somali village and deliver cash and a cell phone, but a missile attack on the village minutes later has serious repercussions for Teak, Hatashil, and people back in the U.S., including Harvard professor Susan Lowell who wrote a book celebrating Hatashil, and prospective student David Ayan who was born in the targeted village.

Michaels, Fern. Deadly deals. New York : Kensington Books, c2009.
Rachel and Tom Dawson felt their dreams had come true the day they brought home their adopted twins after trying unsuccessfully for years to conceive on their own. They were shocked and frightened when the surrogate mother reappeared demanding more money, and then the twins themselves. Suddenly, the attorney was nowhere to be found and the Dawson's were once again childless. That's when high-profile attorney Lizzie Fox and the Sisterhood come to their aid and they plan to make attorney Baron Bell pay big time!

Miles, J. L. (Jacquelyn L.), 1947-. Cold Rock River : a novel. Nashville, Tenn. : Cumberland House, c2006.
In 1963, pregnant seventeen-year-old Adie Jenkins is intrigued by the diary of a young slave girl who had three illegitimate children with her master; and after she gives birth, Adie starts to wonder if her midwife is the daughter of the woman who wrote the journal.

Millet, Lydia, 1968-. Love in infant monkeys : stories. New York : Soft Skull Press, c2009.
A collection of short fiction from American novelist Lydia Millet, featuring portrayals of popular icons and celebrities interacting with animals.

Milward, Richard. Ten storey love song : a novel. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Harper Perennial, c2009.
A streaming paragraph describes the lives of Bobby the Artist and his friends after Bent Lewis, a famous art dealer from London, triggers an adventure of indulgent self-discovery and violence.

Neville, Stuart, 1972-. The ghosts of Belfast. New York : Soho, 2009.
Fegan, an IRA killer who served twelve years in Ireland's Maze Prison, discovers love at an inopportune moment in his life, and while the ghosts of his innocent victims demand appeasement--forcing Fegan to find and kill the men who called for their murders--Fegan works to keep his leading lady and her young daughter safe from harm.

Novak, Brenda. The perfect murder. Don Mills, Ont. : Mira, c2009.
Sebastian Costas, convinced that his ex-wife and son were murdered by her second husband, follows a slim lead to Sacramento where he meets investigator Jane Burke, and together they set out to track down a killer who is obviously trying to get them first.

Patterson, James, 1947-. Lifeguard. New York : Grand Central Pub., [2006], c2005.
Lifeguard Ned Kelly goes on the run to save his life when a simple heist his cousin arranged that could set him up financially for a very long time, goes horribly wrong.

Patterson, James, 1947-. Witch & wizard. Large print ed., 1st large print ed. New York : Little, Brown, 2009.
A sister and brother, along with thousands of young people, have been kidnapped and either thrown in prison or turned up missing after accusations of witchcraft were made against them, and the ruling regime will do anything in order to suppress life and liberty, music and books.

Pepper, Andrew, 1969-. The last days of Newgate. London : Phoenix, 2007.
A story of high intrigue and low politics, of brutal murder and cunning conspiracies, set against the backdrop of a fascinating period in British history and introducing an ingenious, pragmatic, and unforgettable hero. St. Giles, London, 1829—three people have been brutally murdered and the city simmers with anger and political unrest. Pyke, sometime Bow Street Runner, sometime crook, finds himself accidentally embroiled in the murder investigation but quickly realizes that he has stumbled into something more sinister and far-reaching. In his pursuit of the murderer Pyke ruffles the feathers of some powerful people and, falsely accused of murder himself, he soon faces a death sentence and the gallows of Old Bailey. Imprisoned and with only his uncle and the headstrong, aristocratic daughter of his greatest enemy who believe in him, Pyke must engineer his escape, find the real killer, and untangle the web of politics that has been spun around him.

Powell, Padgett. The interrogative mood : a novel? 1st ed. New York : Ecco, c2009.
Presents a constant string of free-associative questions in which the author explores various topics, including beliefs, memories, life, science, language, art, and philosophy.

Resnick, Michael D. Dreamwish beasts and Snarks. 1st ed. Urbana, IL : Golden Gryphon Press, 2009.
Collects nine short stories by American science fiction author Mike Resnick in which he explores concepts related to safaris and hunting.

Rigler, Laurie Viera. Rude awakenings of a Jane Austen addict : a novel. New York : Dutton, c2009.
Jane Mansfield's wish to escape her boring life in nineteenth-century England is granted when she is transported to the twenty-first-century as an independent woman named Courtney Stone, and while trying to understand what has happened, she also attempts to survive in a different time and place and navigate a relationship with the woman's attractive friend, Wes.

Robinson, Roxana. Cost. 1st Picador ed. New York : Picador/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009, c2008.
As summer approaches, professional painter and art professor Julia Lambert's plans to spend time bonding with her elderly parents on their Maine farmhouse gets interrupted when she discovers that her twenty-two year old son, Jack, is suffering from heroin addiction.

Sapphire, 1950-. Push : a novel. 1st Vintage Contemporaries ed. New York : Vintage Contemporaries/Vintage Books, 1997, c1996.
Precious Jones, an illiterate sixteen-year-old who is pregnant with her second child by her father, meets a radical teacher who helps her take control of her life.

Smith, Sherwood. King's shield. New York : DAW Books : Distributed by Penguin Group (USA), [2009], c2008.
Inda returns home from exile when he discovers that his homeland is about to be invaded and is pressed into service as the king's "royal shield arm" to defend his country against its most powerful and ancient enemy.

Snow angels. New York : Kensington Pub., c2009.
Snow angels / Fern Michaels -- The presents of angels / Marie Bostwick -- Decorations / Janna McMahan -- Miracle on Main Street / Rosalind Noonan. Contains four stories of holiday romance, featuring selections by Rosalind Noonan, Janna McMahan, Marie Bostwick, and Fern Michaels, author of the title work in which magic sparks when social worker Grace Landry finds her way out of a snowstorm into the arms of Olympic skier Max Jorgenson.

Steel, Danielle. A good woman. 1st large print ed. New York : Random House large print, c2008.

When Annabelle Worthington loses her family due to the sinking of the Titanic, she becomes a medical volunteer at Ellis Island, marries badly, and eventually finds purpose by volunteering in a field hospital during World War I.

Stein, Garth. The art of racing in the rain : a novel. 1st HarperLuxe ed., [Large print ed.]. New York : HarperLuxe, c2008.

Enzo, the dog of professional race car driver Denny Swift, recalls the memories of his life and shares his insight into the human condition that he learned from observing his owner.

Taylor, Holly, 1965-. May earth rise. 1st ed. [St. Charles, Ill.] : Lancaster : Medallion ; Gazelle [distributor], 2009.
In this conclusion to a powerful saga, cruel deprivation and a full-scale conflict bring the Y Dawnus to the brink of annihilation. In the land of Kymru, High King Arthur has designated the talented pillars of society as the Gifted. When they are taken captive by the Corianans, King Arthur confronts his mortal enemy, Havgan the Warleader.

Vámos, Miklós. The book of fathers : a novel. Other Press ed. New York : Other Press, 2009.
A gold pocket watch discovered by Kornel Csillag's grandfather offers each first-born son the gift of clairvoyance, and though some find the gift a curse and the others a blessing, each records his experiences in a battered old journal that is passed on from generation to generation for over three hundred years.

Vonnegut, Kurt. Look at the birdie : unpublished short fiction. 1st ed. New York : Delacorte Press, c2009.
A collection of fourteen short stories written by American author Kurt Vonnegut, that describes various people and experiences from post-World War II America.

White, J. P. Every boat turns south. Sag Harbor, NY : Permanent Press, 2009.
Thirty-year-old Matt Younger returns to his parents' Florida home with a heavy heart. Guilt-ridden over the death, years earlier, of his brother, an Olympic-caliber swimmer, and over his recent unsuccessful stint as a boat captain, he's come home to find redemption by sitting vigil at his father's deathbed. He determines to tell his dad the truth, no matter how ugly, about the circumstances surrounding his brother's death and his own desperate bid to make a killing by running drugs in the Turks and Caicos islands. As Matt spends night after night pouring out his story to his father, a veteran sailor himself, he tells of one misadventure after another involving a loyal French mechanic and a hard- bitten criminal masquerading as a cook. He also reveals his love for a Dominican prostitute looking to escape her squalid life. First-novelist White's lyrical style sometimes works and sometimes falters against the grittiness of his story. Still, lovers of the sea and adventure will appreciate the long, poetic passages paying tribute to the skills of a sailor and the dangers of deep water. -BOOKLIST.

Woodsmall, Cindy. The hope of refuge : a novel. 1st ed. Colorado Springs, Colo. : Waterbrook Press, 2009.
New Yorker Cara Moore, a single parent, flees poverty and a relentless stalker by going to an Amish community in Pennsylvania, where she receives help from Ephraim Mast in digging up secrets of her family's Amish past.


005.432 AND
Anderson, Fritz. Xcode 3 unleashed. Indianapolis, Ind. : Sams, c2009.

Apple’s new Xcode 3 is the most powerful Mac development suite ever created. In Xcode 3 Unleashed, renowned Mac developer Fritz Anderson has written the definitive guide to making the most of Xcode 3 to build any Macintosh or iPhone application. Anderson leads you through a simple project that covers the entire Xcode 3.x development lifecycle. You’ll walk through building and debugging command-line tools, creating Mac OS X user interfaces, modeling data, localizing languages, compiling applications, and much more. Along the way, he introduces each of Apple’s remarkable development tools from the latest version of Interface Builder to Instruments—a powerful new tool for analyzing and optimizing your code. Anderson shows how to manage your source code in any environment, whether you’re working solo or participating in a worldwide team. He thoroughly illuminates Xcode 3’s build system and shows how to make the most of Apple’s performance tools, led by the deep and powerful Shark statistical profiler.

155.232 EHR
Ehrenreich, Barbara. Bright-sided : how the relentless promotion of positive thinking has undermined America. 1st ed. New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Co., 2009.

Explores the downsides of the positive thinking mentality that is found in the business community, megachurches, and even in the medical profession, maintaining that this type of thinking only leads to frustration, guilt, and denial.

179.9 LES
Lesowitz, Nina. Living life as a thank you : the transformative power of gratitude in your life. San Francisco, Calif. : Viva Editions, c2009.

Authors Nina Lesowitz and Mary Beth Sammons present a simple but comprehensive program for incorporating gratitude into one's life, and reaping the many benefits that come from doing so. The book is divided into ten chapters from "Thank You Power" and "Ways to Stay Thankful in Difficult Times" to "Gratitude as a Spiritual/Cultural Practice " and "Putting Gratitude into Action." Each chapter includes stories of individuals whose lives have been transformed by embracing this program, along with motivating quotes and blessings, and a suggested gratitude practice such as keeping a weekly gratitude journal and starting a gratitude circle.

242.335 MUR
Murphey, Cecil B. Christmas miracles. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2009.
A collection of inspirational true stories about ordinary people who have experienced miracles that have shown them the true meaning of Christmas.

302.3 DEL
Dellasega, Cheryl. Girl wars : 12 strategies that will end female bullying. New York : Fireside/Simon & Schuster, c2003.

Addresses the problem of aggression in preteen and teenage girls, featuring true stories from mothers and girls who have bullied or been victims of bullying, and including suggestions for preventing and intervening in aggressive behavior among girls.

306.7082 REV
Reverend Jen, 1972-. Live nude elf : the sexperiments of Reverend Jen. Brooklyn : Soft Skull Press, 2009.

Live Nude Elf chronicles Reverend Jen's two-year stint as sex columnist for; she details her “sexperiments,” ranging from harrowing (working as a live nude girl at “Wiggles”) to embarrassing (fellatio school) to transcendent (reaching a mystical state through tantric sex). Along the way there is transvestitism, female ejaculation, opium smoking, and heartbreak.

306.874 KEN
Kenison, Katrina. The gift of an ordinary day : a mother's memoir. 1st ed. New York : Springboard Press, 2009.

Rediscover the wonder of ordinary days with families as they approach the "letting go" that comes with raising teenagers.

320.5309 RIC
Richardson, Peter, 1959-. A bomb in every issue : how the short, unruly life of Ramparts magazine changed America. New York : New Press : Distributed by Perseus Distribution, c2009.

A Bomb in Every Issue tells the largely untold story of the wild ride of this hugely influential magazine that achieved countless firsts: it published the first conspiracy theory about JFK's assassination, it was the first to reveal that the CIA had backed the National Student Association during the Cold War, and its article about the use of napalm on Vietnamese children (another first) caused Martin Luther King Jr. to speak out against the war for the first time. Launched in 1962 as an intellectual Catholic quarterly, within five years Ramparts had become a secular magazine and won a George Polk Award for "its explosive revival of the great muckraking tradition." Deeply committed to the civil rights and antiwar movements, its contributors included Noam Chomsky, César Chávez, Seymour Hersh, Angela Davis, and Susan Sontag. It was in its pages that Che Guevara's diaries and the prison diaries of Eldridge Cleaver (which became Soul on Ice) first appeared. Although by 1975, out of money and time, it had folded for good, Ramparts left an important journalistic legacy, influencing a generation of reporters and editors that is still apparent today.

327.730 ALB
Albright, Madeleine Korbel. Read my pins : stories from a diplomat's jewel box. 1st ed. New York : Harper, c2009.

Madeleine Albright discusses her life and accomplishments, global politics, and her extensive collection of brooches; and features more than two hundred photographs.

330 LEV
Levitt, Steven D. Super freakonomics : global cooling, patriotic prostitutes, and why suicide bombers should buy life insurance. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2009.

The authors explore the economics of real-world issues often viewed as insignificant, such as the odds of someone with both a Muslim first and last name being a terrorist, if eating kangaroo can save the planet, and if it is safer to drive or walk drunk.

332.1109 PAU
Paul, Ron, 1935-. End the Fed. 1st ed. New York : Grand Central Pub., 2009.

Presents an argument about why the status of the U.S. economy, as of 2009, cannot be improved without acknowledging the negative influence of the Federal Reserve and its impact on the devaluation of the dollar.

333.7 ALI
Ali, Saleem H. (Saleem Hassan), 1973-. Treasures of the earth : need, greed, and a sustainable future. New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, c2009.

The pleasure of treasure -- What lies beneath: the material and mystical origins of mineral wealth -- Creating value: the endurance of precious jewels -- The rush factor: tracing the mineral roots of global power through gold, coal, and oil -- Toil and treasure -- The darker side of fortune: the psychology of treasure dependence -- Curing the resource curse: minerals and global development -- The spoils of the earth: the ecological toll of extractive excitement -- Measure for measure -- Destination cradle: the quest for material cycling -- The restoration ethic: hurting and healing ecosystems -- Embracing the treasure impulse: toward cautionary creativity.

362.1097 BLU
Blumenthal, David, 1948-. The heart of power : health and politics in the Oval Office. Berkeley : University of California Press, c2009.

Discusses the various health issues of presidents such as John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Bill Clinton and how the impact of their own mortality has influenced their politics with regard to health care, and covers related lessons that pertain to the twenty-first century.

362.1969 SOM
Somers, Suzanne, 1946-. Knockout : interviews with doctors who are curing cancer-- and how to prevent getting it in the first place. 1st ed. New York : Crown Publishers, c2009.

Suzanne Somers draws on interviews with doctors from around the world to provide information about cancer treatments and prevention, and reveals the personal choices she made about her health after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

364.1523 BRO
Brown, Ethan, 1972-. Shake the devil off : a true story of the murder that rocked New Orleans. 1st ed. New York : Henry Holt, 2009.

Details the New Orleans murder-suicide in which Iraq War veteran Zachary Bowen killed and dismembered his girlfriend, Addie Hall, and then jumped from the roof of a hotel to take his own life, and examines the couple's relationship before their deaths and how his military experience affected his life.

394.2663 CHI
Chicken soup for the soul : Christmas cheer : stories about the love, inspiration, and joy of Christmas. Cos Cob, CT : Chicken Soup for the Soul, c2008.

A collection of the best stories about Christmas and the holiday season. Stories are funny, inspirational, poignant; some are religious, but most are non-denominational. Appropriate for adults but can be shared with children, as all stories are "Santa-safe."

394.2663 HUC
Huckabee, Mike, 1955-. A simple Christmas : twelve stories that celebrate the true holiday spirit. New York : Sentinel, 2009.

Collects twelve holiday stories centered on themes such as sacrifice, family, hope, and transitions, based on the personal experiences and memories of Mike Huckabee.

508 COO
Cooper, Susan Fenimore, 1813-1894. Rural hours. Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, c1998.
Presents a collection of nature writings by Susan Fenimore Cooper, written in the form of journal entries that follow the passage of the four seasons in her rural home village of Cooperstown, New York, in the mid-1800s.

599.67 OWE
Owens, Mark. Secrets of the savanna : twenty-three years in the African wilderness unraveling the mysteries of elephants and people. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2006.

Mark Owens chronicles the experiences he and his wife Delia had during the twenty-three years they spent in Africa fighting to save the country's people and wildlife.

613.2 CHO
Cholesterol cures : more than 325 natural ways to lower cholesterol and live longer : from almonds and chocolate to garlic and wine. Rev. & updated. [Emmaus, Pa.] : Rodale, c2002.

Discusses ways to control cholesterol problems with diet, exercise, and supplements, with information on the cholesterol content of five hundred everyday foods, including desserts, meats, beverages, and snacks.

613.9608 SIL
Silverstein, Charles. The joy of gay sex. Fully rev. and expanded 3rd ed., 1st Collins ed. New York, NY : Collins, 2006.

For a new century and a new generation of readers comes a fully revised and expanded edition of a classic guide to gay sex, love, and life. Invaluable as a sex guide, a resource on building self-esteem, and a trusted aid for coming out of the closet, The Joy of Gay Sex covers the ins and outs of gay life alphabetically from "anus" to "wrestling." Noted psychologist Dr. Charles Silverstein has collaborated once again with critically acclaimed novelist Felice Picano on this third edition, updating every single entry and adding nearly thirty new entries. The authors provide positive and responsible advice on safe sex in all its varieties; on emotional and relationship-oriented issues such as long-term couples, loneliness, and growing older; and on scores of diverse topics ranging from spirituality to online dating. With fifty new line drawings by acclaimed illustrator Joseph Phillips, this landmark reference is a necessary addition to every gay man's bookshelf.

614.5 SPU
Spurlock, Morgan, 1970-. Don't eat this book : fast food and the supersizing of America. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2005.

Presents a comprehensive study on the effects of fast food on American health, and examines school lunch programs, marketing strategies by fast food restaurants, the decline in physical education, and the rise in obesity, hypertension, and diabetes, especially in children.

616.443 MOO
Moore, Elaine A., 1948-. Graves' disease : a practical guide. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2001.
Presents information on Grave's disease, a common form of hyperthyroidism, including its association with related autoimmune disorders, and emphasizes the patient's role in the healing process.

616.8 FUR
Furney, Kym Orsetti, 1966-. When the diagnosis is multiple sclerosis : help, hope, and insights from an affected physician. Johns Hopkins paperback ed. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.

Being diagnosed -- Grieving -- The psychological challenges of MS -- Facing the needle: the MS medications -- Whom do I tell and when? -- Impact on our jobs -- Having children --Staying healthy and fit -- Managing the fatigue of multiple sclerosis -- Could I be depressed? -- You and your doctor -- Dealing with disability -- Getting involved with the MS community -- Finding balance.

616.9944 LIN
Link, John S. The breast cancer survival manual : a step-by-step guide for the woman with newly diagnosed breast cancer. 4th ed., 4th Holt Paperbacks ed., Completely rev. and updated. New York : H. Holt, 2007.

Provides practical advice for women just diagnosed with breast cancer, covering surgery and radiation, systemic control, chemotherapy, ductal cancer in situ (DCIS), diet and exercise, clinical research trials, getting a second opinion, quality-of-life issues, and other related topics.

617.564 GOK
Gokhale, Esther. 8 steps to a pain-free back : natural posture solutions for pain in the back, neck, shoulder, hip, knee, and foot. Stanford, CA : Pendo Press, c2008.

Draws lessons from athletes, children, and people from traditional societies to show how natural posture can end back pain, presenting step-by-step, illustrated techniques and postures for sitting, standing, sleeping, bending, and walking.

617.95 FIN
Finn, Robert, 1955-. Organ transplants : making the most of your gift of life. 1st ed. Beijing ; Cambridge [Mass.] : O'Reilly, c2000.
Addresses the concerns of potential organ recipients and their families, providing information on how to make the decision to have a transplant, and discussing the organ transplant registry, and wait, different types of transplants, anti-rejection drugs, physical and emotional issues, donors, and other topics.

636.8092 COO
Cooper, Gwen. Homer's odyssey : a fearless feline tale, or how I learned about love and life with a blind wonder cat. 1st ed. New York : Delacorte Press, c2009.

The author reveals the lessons she learned about love and acceptance through her relationship with her blind cat.

641.5 OLI
Oliver, Jamie, 1975-. Jamie's food revolution : rediscover how to cook simple, delicious, affordable meals. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Hyperion, c2009.

Chef Jamie Oliver presents simple recipes for delicious, affordable meals that are easy to prepare, and encourages readers to pass on their favorite recipes and inspire a worldwide movement that will improve overall health and help stop the obesity epidemic.

641.561 JON
Jones, Judith, 1924-. The pleasures of cooking for one. 1st ed. New York : Knopf, 2009.

Collects recipes for dishes suitable for one person, including the utilization of leftover poultry, meat, and fish dishes; seasonal soups; vegetables, salads, and sauces; pasta, rice, and grains, and various desserts.

644 CON
Amann, Jennifer Thorne. Consumer guide to home energy savings. 9th ed. Washington, D.C. : American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, c2007.

How efficient are front-load washing machines? When is it time to replace your old refrigerator? These questions and many more are answered in The Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings, a one-stop resource for consumers who want to improve their home's energy performance and reduce costs. Zeroing in on the most useful response can be a challenge; this ninth edition cuts through the confusion.

644 STO
Stoyke, Godo, 1963-. The Carbon Buster's home energy handbook : slowing climate change and saving money. Gabriola, B.C. : New Society Publishers, c2007.

Most people are unaware that environmental problems such as climate change can be easily avoided, at a profit, through the intelligent application of appropriate technology. The Carbon Buster's Handbook describes how to achieve this goal in the residential field. The handbook reveals North America's best-kept investment secret: that the highest rates of return can be found not at your bank, but in your home! Environmental problems such as climate change can be easily avoided, at a profit, through the intelligent application of appropriate technology. The first book in North America to provide a detailed carbon accounting of a family's carbon emissions and how to reduce them, it systematically analyzes energy costs and evaluates which measures yield the highest returns for the environment and the pocketbook. It provides answers to questions such as: Which measure is more effective: putting solar panels on your roof, or buying a hybrid car? Where do I need to invest first: in high-efficiency shower-heads, or solar tubes? Is a 500 dollar fridge that uses 800 kWh of power per year a good buy? The book allows individuals to quickly and accurately assess which products are a good deal and which aren't. It systematically analyzes residential carbon emissions and energy costs and prioritizes solutions based on highest carbon reductions and monetary returns, yielding results that are often surprising. While government savings bonds may yield a financial return of around 5% per annum, and pension funds in 2005 yielded 11%, the Carbon-Buster strategies described in this book have an average annual return of 32%. The book enables readers to dramatically reduce their carbon emissions far below the levels targeted under the Kyoto Protocol. At the same time, readers implementing the recommendations will save an average of US 15,000 dollars in energy costs over the next five years.

646.7 KEL
Kelly, Clinton. Freakin' fabulous : how to dress, speak, behave, eat, drink, entertain, decorate, and generally be better than everyone else. 1st ed. New York : Simon Spotlight Entertainment, c2008.

Clinton Kelly, host of TLC's "What Not to Wear", offers practical advice to help men and women look their best, sound smart, behave better, entertain guests, and be the most fabulous person they can be.

650.1 TES
Tesh, John. Intelligence for your life : powerful lessons for personal growth. Nashville, Tenn. : Thomas Nelson, c2008.

Radio host John Tesh draws from his own experiences as well as the thoughts of experts on interpersonal relationships, health and fitness, spiritual awareness, work, and other areas, to offer advice on how to live a life of intelligence, purpose, and passion.

741.5973 FOS
Foster, Harold, 1892-. Prince Valiant. 1st ed. Seattle : Fantagraphics Books, 2009.

Collects the early adventures of the young Prince Valiant, while he explores his new home in the fen marshes where he learns to hunt from a native boy, and later befriends Sir Gawain, Sir Tristram, and others; and includes a brief biography and interview with Hal Foster that features black-and-white photographs.

741.5973 MAZ
Mazzucchelli, David. Asterios Polyp. 1st ed. New York : Pantheon Books, c2009.

A graphic novel in which Asterios Polyp, an award-winning architect who has never had one of his designs built, loses his home to a fire on his fiftieth birthday and sets out in search of love, meaning, and a new life.

745.592 BRO
Brown, Ellen Lumpkin, 1956-. Doll fashionistas : sewing stylish dolls and their wardrobes. Cincinnati, Ohio : Krause Publications, c2009.

Step-by-step instructions, photographs, and illustrations explain how to create customized dolls with fashionable accessories. Includes patterns, expert tips, and a DVD demonstrating all of the covered techniques.

745.592 GAD
Gadia-Smitley, Roselyn. Dolls' clothes pattern book. New York : Sterling Pub. Co., c1987.
Full-scale patterns and easy-to-follow instructions for a variety of colorful, original designs.

745.592 PEA
Peake, Pamela. The complete book of dollmaking : a practical step-by-step guide to more than 50 traditional and contemporary techniques. New York : Watson-Guptill, 1997.
More than 50 practical dollmaking techniques, from homely cloth and spoon dolls to sophisticated armature and bisque dolls.

746.43 BET
Better homes and gardens knitting year-round. Des Moines, IA : Better Homes and Gardens Books, c2003.

A guide to knitting for every season that includes seventy-five projects, ranging from easy to advanced, for wearables for babies, children, men, women, and pets.

746.43 LYS
Lystrup, Lise-Lotte. Vintage knitwear for modern knitters. New York : Thames & Hudson, 2008.

The knitters of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s needed no reminding that knitting is hugely rewarding. They knew it could be glamorous too, and wore with pride the elegant garments they had crafted. In Vintage Knitwear, the designs have been carefully adapted for contemporary knitters: they use modern yarns, the patterns have been subtly simplified, and instructions are given for six different sizes. There are options for the novice, intermediate, and experienced knitter, with each pattern graded with one, two, or three balls of wool according to level of difficulty. The new garments are pictured alongside reproductions from the vintage patterns that inspired them. This charming book is sure to inspire knitters and would-be knitters to take up their needles in pursuit of the authentic elegance of a bygone era. 101 illustrations, 67 in color.

791.4372 HER
Herzog, Werner, 1942-. Conquest of the useless : reflections from the making of Fitzcarraldo. 1st ed. New York : Ecco, c2009.

Filmmaker Werner Herzog chronicles the making of his film "Fitzcarraldo" about a hopeful rubber baron who pulled a steamship over a hill in order to access a rich rubber territory, describing the hardships he faced throughout the film's production.

793.73 DRA
Drabble, Margaret, 1939-. The pattern in the carpet : a personal history with jigsaws. 1st U.S. ed. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.

Margaret Drabble, an English novelist, describes spending time as a child with her aunt in Long Bennington and her life-long fondness for jigsaw puzzles, along with her thoughts on the importance of childhood play, art, writing, aging, and memory.

796.3236 JAM
James, LeBron. Shooting stars. New York : Penguin Press, 2009.

Provides an account of the Shooting Stars, a group of boys from Akron, Ohio, including NBA star LeBron James, who first met on a youth basketball team and formed lasting bonds of friendship while growing up and aspiring to win a national title in high school.

796.3236 SIM
Simmons, Bill, 1969-. The book of basketball : the NBA according to the sports guy. 1st ed. New York : Ballantine/ESPN Books, c2009.

Presents a discussion of a wide variety of topics pertaining to professional basketball, covering the best players and teams, reevaluating the NBA Hall of Fame inductee system, and examining the secret of the game through a conversation with an NBA superstar.

796.64 BYR
Byrne, David, 1952-. Bicycle diaries. New York : Viking, 2009.

David Byrne, former frontman for the Talking Heads, shares his thoughts on bicycling through cities around the world, discussing the advantages and disadvantages of getting around on two wheels, and sharing his insights on some of the problems plaguing urban areas, art, class systems, self-censorship, and other topics.

811.54 WRI
Wright, Franz, 1953-. Wheeling motel : poems. 1st ed. New York : Knopf, 2009.

A collection of poems from Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet Franz Wright, in which he reflects on his past and expresses acceptance about the future.

814.6 CRO
Cross, David, 1964-. I drink for a reason. 1st ed. New York : Grand Central Pub., 2009.
Presents an array of essays and satirical fiction that criticizes politics, the media, celebrities, religion, and other topics with the author's unique brand of scathing humor.

818.5409 AME
Ames, Jonathan. The double life is twice as good. 1st Scribner trade pbk. ed. New York : Scribner, 2009.

Collects essays, cartoons, and short fiction from Jonathan Ames that discuss the U.S. Open, a Goth music festival, speaking to a gathering of corduroy lovers, and more.

823.8 STA
Standiford, Les. The man who invented Christmas : how Charles Dickens's A Christmas carol rescued his career and revived our holiday spirits. 1st ed. New York : Crown Publishers, c2008.

Traces the many influences in Charles Dickens's life that led to his writing the classic holiday story, "A Christmas Carol."

914.4 FOD
Fodor's France. New York, : D. McKay.

Fodor’s helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although you’re at the helm, Fodor’s offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It’s like having a friend in France!

914.6 FOD
Fodor's Spain. New York : D. McKay.
Fodor’s helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. While you’re at the helm, Fodor’s offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It’s like having a friend in Spain!

917.204 FOD
Fodor's Mexico. New York, : Fodor's Travel Publications [etc.].

Fodor’s helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although you’re at the helm, Fodor’s offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It’s like having a friend in Mexico!

917.296 FOD
Fodor's Bahamas. New York, N.Y. : Fodor's Travel Guides, c1985

Fodor’s helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although you’re at the helm, Fodor’s offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It’s like having a friend in the Bahamas! Experience the Bahamas like a local! Fodor’s Bahamas includes choices for every traveler, from exploring deserted cays to bar hopping and boutique shopping, and much more!

920 AND LP
Andersen, Christopher P. Barack and Michelle : portrait of an American marriage. 1st HarperLuxe ed. New York : HarperLuxe, c2009.

Presents a close examination of Barack and Michelle Obama's relationship and marriage, with insights about each of their backgrounds and the struggles and achievements that have solidified their bond with each other.

920 SOS
Soskice, Janet Martin. The sisters of Sinai : how two lady adventurers discovered the Hidden Gospels. 1st American ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.

Chronicles the lives and accomplishments of Agnes and Margaret Smith, the twin sisters and Semitic scholars who discovered the earliest Syriac version of the Gospels, and describes the sisters' travels to the Middle East, and related topics.

920 STE LP
Stewart, Alana. My journey with Farrah : a story of life, love, and friendship. 1st HarperLuxe ed. New York : HarperLuxe, c2009.

Presents a memoir of the author's friendship with Farrah Fawcett, covering their support of each other through life in Hollywood and various family issues, focusing on the three years spent dealing with Fawcett's debilitating disease.

921 BAUM
Rogers, Katharine M. L. Frank Baum, creator of Oz. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2002.
Chronicles the life of L. Frank Baum, discussing his childhood, the inspirations for his Oz books, his personal relationships, his other literary achievements, and other related topics.

Farmelo, Graham. The strangest man : the hidden life of Paul Dirac, mystic of the atom. New York : Basic Books, 2009.

Chronicles the life and work of Paul Dirac, focusing on his work in various scientific fields, including his role in the discovery of quantum mechanics, his prediction of antimatter, his work with Einstein, and other related topics.

Diski, Jenny. The sixties. 1st Picador ed. New York : Picador, 2009.

The author provides a reassessment of the social, political, and personal meaning of the 1960s from the perspective of London.

Friend, Tad. Cheerful money : me, my family, and the last days of Wasp splendor. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, 2009.

Tad Friend recounts his own family's history, recounting his grandparents' brushes with greatness, his parents' failings and successes, and his own struggles to reconcile his Wasp ascendancy with his family's tendencies towards drunkenness, depression, and derangement.

Moorehead, Caroline. Gellhorn : a twentieth-century life. 1st ed. New York : Holt, 2003.

Chronicles the life of twentieth-century war correspondent Martha Gellhorn, covering such topics as her St. Louis childhood, her experiences in the Spanish Civil War and other conflicts, and her troubled marriage to Ernest Hemingway.

Hogan, Hulk, 1953-. My life outside the ring. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2009.

Hulk Hogan shares the stories behind some of the most important moments in his life and career, discussing his difficult youth, his involvement in wrestling, the Hogan family's successful reality show, the car accident that landed his son in jail, the destruction of his marriage, and his spiritual enlightenment.

Meacham, Jon. American lion : Andrew Jackson in the White House. 1st large print ed. New York : Random House Large Print, c2008.

Details the life of the seventh President of the United States, Andrew Jackson, and focuses on his political actions and choices that shaped the White House and inspired the later presidents--including Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and others.

Janzen, Rhoda. Mennonite in a little black dress : a memoir of going home. 1st ed. New York : Henry Holt, 2009.

The author describes how after a series of life-altering events, including her husband of fifteen years announcing his homosexuality and near-fatal car accident, the California poet journeys back to her family to heal within the Mennonite community that she had parted with years before.

Palin, Sarah, 1964-. Going rogue : an American life. 1st ed. New York : Harper, c2009.

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin shares details about her life, family, and political career, describes her views on faith and the trials of being a high-profile working mother.

Reichl, Ruth. Not becoming my mother : and other things she taught me along the way. Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2009.

In Not Becoming My Mother, bestselling author Ruth Reichl embarks on a clear-eyed, openhearted investigation of her mother's life, piecing together the journey of a woman she comes to realize she never really knew. Looking to her mother's letters and diaries, Reichl confronts the painful transition her mother made from a hopeful young woman to an increasingly unhappy older one and realizes the tremendous sacrifices she made to make sure her daughter's life would not be as disappointing as her own.

Rudnick, Paul. I shudder : and other reactions to life, death, and New Jersey. 1st ed. New York : Harper, c2009.

Collects fifteen essays in which humor writer Paul Rudnick muses on various topics, including his family and growing up in New Jersey.

White, Edmund, 1940-. City boy : my life in New York during the 1960s and '70s. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2009.

A memoir in which the author discusses his life and work in New York City during the 1960s and 1970s, covering his work as an editor, novelist, and critic and interactions with various literary figures.

940.421 MUR
Murphy, Jim, 1947-. Truce : the day the soldiers stopped fighting. New York : Scholastic Press, c2009.

Tells the story of the December 25, 1914 truce between German and British soldiers as they laid down their weapons and met in No Man's Land to celebrate Christmas.

940.53 CHI
Chiger, Krystyna, 1935-. The girl in the green sweater : a life in Holocaust's shadow. 1st St. Martin's Griffin ed. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2009, c2008.
Krystyna Chiger describes growing up during the Holocaust in Lvov, Poland, and details her memories after her family decided to go into hiding inside the city's sewer system, and describes Leopold Socha, the Polish Catholic man--and former thief--who risked everything to help them.

940.5318 PRO
Prose, Francine, 1947-. Anne Frank : the book, the life, the afterlife. 1st ed. New York : Harper, c2009.

The author examines the context of Anne Frank's diary, discussing Frank's narrative voice, characterizations, dialogue, and other stylistic qualities, along with evidence of revisions Frank made prior to her arrest that imply an intent to publish.

941.105 WEI
Weir, Alison. Mary, Queen of Scots, and the murder of Lord Darnley. Ballantine Books trade pbk. ed. New York : Ballantine Books, 2009, c2003.
Uses historical documents to attempt to solve the mysterious death of Lord Darnley, whose murder led to Mary, Queen of Scots’ ruin and has baffled historians for centuries.

973.DAV LP
Davis, Kenneth C. America's hidden history : untold tales of the first Pilgrims, fighting women, and forgotten founders who shaped a nation. 1st HarperLuxe ed. New York : HarperLuxe, c2008.
Contains stories from early American history, including the French Huguenots arrival in America, the story behind the pigs carried by Columbus that might have been responsible for the disease that spread throughout the Native American population, and the lesser known background of George Washington.

973.713 FOR
Ford, Lacy K. Deliver us from evil : the slavery question in the old south. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.

A comprehensive narrative on the white South's efforts to justify the economic, political, and social necessity of slavery during the early nineteenth century, and describes the varying debates on the subject between the upper and lower South.

973.92 KLO
Klosterman, Chuck, 1972-. Eating the dinosaur. 1st Scribner hardcover ed. New York : Scribner, 2009.

Presents a discussion of a variety of topics pertaining to popular culture and dynamics between people's expectations and reality with regard to politics, entertainment, sports, consumerism, and modern life.

973.932 MAL
Malkin, Michelle. Culture of corruption : Obama and his team of tax cheats, crooks, and cronies. Washington, DC : Regnery Pub., c2009.

An indictment of U.S. President Barack Obama and his administration, providing evidence to support the author's contention that Obama's team is rife with nepotism, a lack of ethics, unaccountable appointees, tax evasion, and greed.


CD 306.87 VIO
Viorst, Judith. Alexander and the wonderful, marvelous, excellent, terrific ninety days : [an almost completely honest account of what happened to our family when our youngest son, his wife, and their baby, their toddler, and their five-year old came to live with us for three months]. [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Media, p2007.

Reading by Laural Merlington of the 2007 book. Viorst relates her experience with having her youngest son and his family live with her.

Chenoweth, Kristin. A little bit wicked : [life, love, and faith in stages]. Carol Stream, IL : Springwater, 2009.

Read by the author. In this frank and funny memoir, the Tony Award-winning star of stage and screen shares her journey from small-town Oklahoma to big-time Broadway.

Black, Benjamin, 1945-. The lemur : [a novel]. New York : Macmillan Audio, p2008.

Read by John Keating. John Glass's life in New York should be plenty comfortable, having given up his career as a journalist to write an authorized biography of his father-in-law, communications magnate and former CIA agent Big Bill Mulholland. When a shifty young researcher whom he calls 'The Lemur," turns up some unflattering information about the family, Glass's whole easy existence is threatened.

Clark, Carol Higgins. Popped : [a Regan Reilly mystery]. New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, p2003.

Read by the author. Private detective Regan Reilly flies to Las Vegas to help an old school chum, who is producing the pilot of a reality television show. Someone is trying to sabotage the show, and Regan is determined to stop the saboteur and keep the show on schedule.

Cussler, Clive. The navigator : [a novel from the NUMA files]. New York : Penguin Audio, p2007.

Read by Scott Brick. Someone has killed for a statue stolen from the Baghdad Museum years ago, and the NUMA team must find why.

Dolan, Harry. Bad things happen : a novel. New York, NY : Penguin Audio, p2009.

Read by Erik Davies. When Tom Kristoll, mystery magazine publisher, is murdered, David Loogan, a friend to Tom and a lover to Tom's wife, teams up with Ann Arbor's finest detective, Elizabeth Waishkey, to find the culprit. Loogan, a recluse with a broken past, believes Tom's death is just one piece in a grand puzzle. And as the body count rises, his theory proves right. As suspicions fall on everyone including Loogan, Waishkey must not only solve the homicide mysteries, but also figure out her perplexing cohort.

Kenyon, Sherrilyn, 1965-. Bad moon rising. [New York, N.Y.] : Macmillan Audio, p2009.

Read by Holter Graham. "In the 28th installment of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunter series, Aimee Peltier of the Bear Clan takes in the wounded werewolf, Fang Kattalakis, and inexplicably falls in love with him. Fang, a brother of the powerful law-enforcing group Omegrion, also struggles to deny his feelings for his caretaker. While the two know they can never be together, they're forced to make difficult decisions when war breaks, questionable alliances are formed, and both Aimee and Fang's lives are endangered."--Container.

Larson, Erik. Thunderstruck. Abridged ed. [New York, NY] : Random House Audio, 2006.

Tells the parallel stories of the skepticism and incredulity that accompanied Guglielmo Marconi's invention of wireless communication in the late nineteenth century, and the investigation of the murder of an inconvenient wife by her love-starved husband, Dr. H.H. Crippen, who would likely have pulled off the perfect crime had it not been for the ability to send wireless transatlantic transmissions. Read by Tony Goldwyn.

Perrotta, Tom, 1961-. The abstinence teacher. New York, N.Y. : Audio Renaissance, p2007.

Read by Campbell Scott. Ruth Ramsey, the human sexuality teacher at the local high school, butts heads with the soccer coach, Tim Mason, a former addict who became an evangelical Christian after hitting rock bottom.

Peters, Elizabeth. The laughter of dead kings. Unabridged. New York : HarperAudio, p2008.

Performed by Barbara Rosenblat. Vicky's love is suspected in the theft of an Egyptian antiquity and he is determined to prove his innocence.

Turtledove, Harry. Opening Atlantis : a novel of alternate history. [S.l.] : Tantor Media Inc., 2007.

Todd McLaren. Atlantis lies between Europe and the east coast of Terranova. For many years, the vast natural resources of this land of opportunity have lured dreamers from around the globe, offering a new beginning for those willing to brave the wonders of the unexplored territory. But will its settlers destroy the very wonders they journeyed to Atlantis to find?

DVD 793.3 DAN
Dancing with the stars latin cardio dance. [Santa Monica, Calif.] : Lions Gate Entertainment, c2008.

Dance yourself slim with four sizzling and sexy Latin dance routines that feature some of the best fat-burning moves from the show. Includes a specialized toning workout that dancers use to sculpt and lengthen their muscles. No partner needed!

DVD 6137.7 JOE
Firming after 50 : a complete upper and lower body workout. [Wixom, MI] : DPTV Media, c2009.

Instructor, Joel Harper ; intro with Drs. Michael Rosen and Mehmet Oz. From firming and shaping the entire body to building cardio strength to advanced relaxation techniques, this series shows how to use yoga to help tone and firm your whole body and achieve total fitness. Useful for both beginners and advanced users.

Against a crooked sky : Guns of the revolution ; Blue steel : 3 full-length features. [United States] : Dreamline, [2008]. .
Against a crooked sky stars Richard Boone. A strange and mysterious Indian tribe kidnaps the daughter of a pioneer family. The oldest son goes after the Indians. When he finds them, the only way to free his sister is by passing the test of the "crooked sky". Guns of the revolution stars Ernest Borgnine. Borgnine stars as the "general" in this classic western film. Blue steel stars John Wayne as U.S. Marshal, John Carruthers. Carruthers observes a robbery and Sheriff Jake thinks the Marshal may be the bandit.

The best of the Dean Martin variety show. [S.l.] : Distributed by Guthy-Renker, c2003.

"The best of the Dean Martin variety show, assembled by producer-director Greg Garrison, contains exclusive footage from the popular variety show series. Included in this irresistible blend of classic entertainment are many of Dean's celebrity guests over the years"--Container.

The cave of the yellow dog : Höhle des gelben Hundes. Widescreen. [Los Angeles, Calif.] : Tartan Video, [2006].

A little girl in a family of nomads in Mongolia finds herself at odds with her family when she brings home a dog her father is certain killed their sheep, and he will not allow her to keep it.

Chisum. [Burbank, CA] : Warner Home Video, [c2003].

A successful cattle rancher battles with corrupt government officials and their stooges.

Combat diary. [Burlington, VT] : [New York] : A&E Television Networks ; Marketed and distributed in the U.S. by New Video, [2006].

A personal look from the soldiers' point of view of the war in Iraq. Shot firsthand by the soldiers of Lima Company, the hardest hit combat unit in Iraq.

A guy thing. Special ed. [United States] : MGM Home Entertainment, [2003], c2002.

Paul is a regular guy who is engaged to marry Karen. Shortly before the wedding, Paul's friends throw him a bachelor party. Paul strikes up a conversation with one of the dancers, Becky, and the next morning, he wakes up bleary-eyed with a massive hangover and Becky in bed next to him. Karen comes over and Paul attempts to explain some incriminating evidence with a few white lies, but this messy situation gets messier when Paul runs into Becky at a pre-wedding family get-together ... and discovers she's Karen's cousin.

DVD MID S.13 Midsomer murders. Widescreen. Silver Spring, MD : Distributed by Acorn Media, [2009].
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these four contemporary British television mysteries. Dance with the dead: A young man's apparent suicide leads Barnaby and his team searching for the man's missing girlfriend and ballroom dance partner. Animal within: When a woman presumed dead in a plane crash visits her uncle's estate three years later, she surprises everyone there, but it's an even greater shock when the uncle is murdered without a clear heir. King's crystal: Barnaby investigates a bitter feud at the heart of a family-owned glassworks involving the death of the family accountant. Axeman cometh: An aging band making a comeback tour stops for a concert in Midsomer, but someone's out to murder the band members one by one.

Monty Python's flying circus : Graham Chapman's personal best. [New York] : A&E Home Video : Distributed by New Video, c2006.

A selection of some of Graham Chapman's best comedy sketches from the Monty Python television program, selected by the five Pythons.

DVD MON Terry Gilliam's personal best. Standard format. New York : New Video, c2006.
A collection of Terry Gilliam’s animated shorts from the television program Monty Python's flying circus.

Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest. 50th anniversary ed. Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2009].

Roger Thornhill is a New York advertising executive who is kidnapped by a gang of spies led by Philip Vandamm, who believes Thornhill is CIA agent George Kaplan. Thornhill escapes, but must find Kaplan in order to clear himself of a murder that Kaplan is accused of committing. Following Kaplan to Chicago as a fugitive from justice, Thornhill is helped by beautiful Eve Kendall. In Chicago, she delivers a message to Kaplan that almost costs Thornhill his life when he is chased across a cornfield by a crop-dusting plane.

Roots : the next generations. Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2007].

Follows the Haley family from the post-Civil War era until the more contemporary but still turbulent time of the 1960s and '70s, when Alex himself begins his research into the discovery of his roots.

Sagebrush trail : The dawn rider. Full frame. New York, N.Y. : GoodTimes Entertainment, c2002.

In Sagebrush trail, a man wrongfully convicted of murder in Baltimore breaks out of prison and heads west. In The dawn rider, a man hunts down the bandits who shot his father.

Seinfeld : Season 8. Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2007].

The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends. In this season, Jerry runs into old girlfriend Dolores, Elaine has to take charge at work, George copes with Susan's death, and Kramer switches personalities with Jerry.

DVD VEN Vengeance Valley. [Dunellen, N.J.] : Digiview Productions., c2004, 1951.
A ranch foreman (Lancaster) is continually battling his wayward brother (Walker) in this melodramatic tale of the western range.