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The Emerald Light in the Air

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: The Emerald Light in the Air / Stories
Author: Antrim, Donald
Imprint: New York : : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
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"A masterful story collection--heartbreaking and hilarious--from one of America's greatest writers Nothing is simple for the men and women in Donald Antrim's stories. As they do the things we all do--bum a cigarette at a party, stroll with a girlfriend down Madison Avenue, take a kid to the zoo--they're confronted with their own uncooperative selves. These artists, writers, lawyers, teachers, and actors make fools of themselves, spiral out of control, have delusions of grandeur, despair, and find it hard to imagine a future. They talk, they listen, they hope, they dream. They look for communion in a city, both beautiful and menacing, which can promise so much and yield so little. But they are hungry for life. They want to love and be loved. These stories, all published in The New Yorker over the last fifteen years, make it clear that Antrim is one of America's most important writers. His work has been praised by his significant contemporaries, including Jonathan Franzen, Thomas Pynchon, Jeffrey Eugenides, and George Saunders, who described The Verificationist as "one of the most pleasure-giving, funny, perverse, complicated, addictive novels of the last twenty years." And here, at last, is the story collection we have been waiting for, The Emerald Light in the Air, Antrim's best book yet"--



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Loitering

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Loitering / New & Collected Essays
Author: D'Ambrosio, Charles
Imprint: Portland, Oregon : : Tin House Books
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
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"Charles D'Ambrosio's essay collection Orphans spawned something of a cult following. In the decade since the tiny limited-edition volume sold out its print run, its devotees have pressed it upon their friends, students, and colleagues, only to find themselves begging for their copy's safe return. For anyone familiar with D'Ambrosio's writing, this enthusiasm should come as no surprise. His work is exacting and emotionally generous, often as funny as it is devastating. Loitering gathers those eleven original essays with new and previously uncollected work so that a broader audience might discover one of our great living essayists. No matter his subject - Native American whaling, a Pentecostal "hell house," Mary Kay Letourneau, the work of J. D. Salinger, or, most often, his own family - D'Ambrosio approaches each piece with a singular voice and point of view; each essay, while unique and surprising, is unmistakably his own"--



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One Thousand Things Worth Knowing

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: One Thousand Things Worth Knowing / Poems
Author: Muldoon, Paul
Imprint: New York : : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2380435.1)
Format: Book
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"A new collection of poems by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Muldoon"--



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Collected Poems

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Collected Poems
Author: Strand, Mark
Imprint: New York : : Alfred A. Knopf, Publisher
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2380436.1)
Format: Book
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"A collection of all of the poet Mark Strand's previously published poems"--



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Bohemians, Bootleggers, Flappers, and Swells

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Bohemians, Bootleggers, Flappers, and Swells / The Best of Early Vanity Fair
Author:
Imprint: New York : : The Penguin Press
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2380429.1)
Format: Book
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By the Book

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: By the Book / Writers on Literature and the Literary Life From the New York Times Book Review
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Imprint: New York : : Henry Holt and Company
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2380427.1)
Format: Book
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"Sixty-five of the world's leading writers open up about the books and authors that have meant the most to them. Every Sunday, readers of The New York Times Book Review turn with anticipation to see which novelist, historian, short story writer, or artist will be the subject of the popular "By the Book" feature. These wide-ranging interviews are conducted by Pamela Paul, the editor of the Book Review, and here she brings together sixty-five of the most intriguing and fascinating exchanges, featuring personalities as varied as David Sedaris, Hilary Mantel, Michael Chabon, Khaled Hosseini, Anne Lamott, and James Patterson. These questions and answers admit us into the private worlds of these authors, as they reflect on their work habits, reading preferences, inspirations, pet peeves, and recommendations.By the Book contains the full uncut interviews, reflecting a range of experiences and observations that deepens readers' understanding of the literary sensibility and the writing process. It also features dozens of sidebars that reveal the commonalities and conflicts among the participants, underscoring those influences that are truly universal and those that remain matters of individual taste.If you are a devoted reader, By the Book is a way to invite sixty-five of the most interesting guests into your world. It's a book party not to be missed"--



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Eye to Eye

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Eye to Eye / Photographs by Vivian Maier
Author: Maier, Vivian
Imprint: [Chicago, IL] : : Cityfiles Press
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
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Since her death in 2009, Vivian Maier has become a photographic phenomenon. Her story--thousands of photo negatives and prints found in a storage locker and sold for pennies at auction--has stirred millions around the world. Maier was a painfully private woman who now speaks powerfully through the photographs she took only for herself. This new collection offers readers a chance to follow Maier as she travels the world, including images of France, Italy, Malaysia, Yemen, Puerto Rico, and America. These eye-to-eye portraits, published for the first time, are the single constant in her lifetime of photographic work. Maier is often cast as a quirky, anti-social character, moving on the outskirts of real connection. But these photographs show something more. Printed with the latest technology, the book utilizes a modified 4-color process that produces images parallel to traditional silver gelatin prints. Combined with 15u stochastic screening, Maier's 96 photographs in this volume are spectacularly sharp, full-range black and white reproductions.



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New Frontiers

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: New Frontiers / A Collection of Tales About the Past, the Present, and the Future
Author: Bova, Ben
Imprint: New York : : Tor
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
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"Fourteen startling visions of yesterday, today, and tomorrow from the six-time winner of the Hugo Award Frontiers can be found in all directions. Frontiers of time and space, as well as frontiers of courage, devotion, love, hate, and the outer limits of the human spirit. This outstanding collection of stories by one of science fiction's premier talents spans the length and breadth of history and the universe, while exploring thought-provoking new ideas and dilemmas. From the Baghdad of the Arabian Nights to a vast interstellar empire thousands of years in the future, from the Vatican to a one-man vessel drifting in the vast emptiness of the Asteroid Belt, from virtual reality duels to the subtle intricacies of time travel and a golf tournament on the Moon, here are tales of scoundrels and heroes, scientists and explorers, aliens and artificial intelligences, and even a young Albert Einstein. Each of them stands at the border of a new frontier and must venture out into unexplored territory--thanks to the limitless imagination of Ben Bova"--



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Scanners

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Scanners
Author:
Imprint: [[Place of publication not identified] :, [United States] :] : Publisher not identified and The Criterion Collection
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2377016.1)
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Series: Criterion collection
Description:

After a man with extraordinary, and frighteningly destructive, telepathic abilities is nabbed by agents from a mysterious rogue corporation, he discovers he is far from the only possessor of such strange powers, and that some of the other ₁scanners₂ have their minds set on world domination, while others are trying to stop t



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Grisly Tales From Tumble-water

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Grisly Tales From Tumble-water
Author: Vincent, Bruno
Imprint: London : : Macmillan Children's Books
Call #: J ON ORDER XX(2377015.1)
Format: Book
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Welcome to the very damp and woeful world of Tumblewater, home to a creepy collection of depraved characters. Meet a young boy punished most appallingly for picking his nose, a pair of devilish bakers with murderous intentions in their buns and a dentist whose strange eye belie his perfect his smile.



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50 Princess Stories

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: 50 Princess Stories
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Imprint: Thaxted : : Miles Kelly
Call #: J ON ORDER XX(2376223.1)
Format: Book
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Enter the enchanting realm of princesses in this wonderful collection of favorite classics, and lesser-know gems. Beautiful illustrations bring damsels in distress and brave heroines magically to life.



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Dr. Mütter's Marvels

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Dr. Mütter's Marvels / [a True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine]
Author: Aptowicz, Cristin O'Keefe
Imprint: Westminster, Md. : : Books on Tape
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2375586.1)
Format: Audiobook CD
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A mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country's most famous museum of medical oddities. Imagine undergoing an operation without anesthesia performed by a surgeon who refuses to sterilize his tools-or even wash his hands. This was the world of medicine when Thomas Dent Mütter began his trailblazing career as a plastic surgeon in Philadelphia during the middle of the nineteenth century. Although he died at just forty-eight, Mütter was an audacious medical innovator who pioneered the use of ether as anesthesia, the sterilization of surgical tools, and a compassion-based vision for helping the severely deformed, which clashed spectacularly with the sentiments of his time. Brilliant, outspoken, and brazenly handsome, Mütter was flamboyant in every aspect of his life. He wore pink silk suits to perform surgery, added an umlaut to his last name just because he could, and amassed an immense collection of medical oddities that would later form the basis of Philadelphia's Mütter Museum. Award-winning writer Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz vividly chronicles how Mütter's efforts helped establish Philadelphia as a global mecca for medical innovation-despite intense resistance from his numerous rivals. (Foremost among them : Charles D. Meigs, an influential obstetrician who loathed Mütter's "overly" modern medical opinions.) In the narrative spirit of The Devil in the White City, Dr. Mütter's Marvels interweaves an eye-opening portrait of nineteenth-century medicine with the riveting biography of a man once described as the "P.T. Barnum of the surgery room."--Provided by pub



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The Map Thief

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: The Map Thief / The Gripping Story of An Esteemed Rare-map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps
Author: Blanding, Michael
Imprint: Waterville : : Thorndike Press
Call #: 364.1628 Sm64b.2
Format: Large Print
Series: Thorndike Press large print crime scene
Description:

"Maps have long exerted a special fascination on viewers--both as beautiful works of art and as practical tools to navigate the world. But to those who collect them, the map trade can be a cutthroat business, inhabited by quirky and sometimes disreputable characters in search of a finite number of extremely rare objects. Once considered a respectable antiquarian map dealer, E. Forbes Smiley spent years doubling as a map thief--until he was finally arrested slipping maps out of books in the Yale University library. The Map Thief delves into the untold history of this fascinating high-stakes criminal and the inside story of the industry that consumed him"--Provided by publisher.



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The Very Best of Albert King

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: The Very Best of Albert King
Author: King, Albert
Imprint: Los Angeles, CA : : Rhino
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2374108.1)
Format: Music CD
Series: Blues Masters : the essential blues collection
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Now That's What I Call Music

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Now That's What I Call Music / 51
Author:
Imprint: [Place of publication not identified] : : Legacy Recordings
Call #: J ON ORDER
Format: Music CD
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Letters of Note

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Letters of Note / An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of A Wider Audience
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Imprint: San Francisco : : Chronicle Books
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
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"This collection of 125 letters offers a never-before-seen glimpse of the events and people of history--the brightest and the best, the most notorious, and the endearingly everyday. Letters are not ordered chronologically or thematically, but are artfully arranged for a discovery-rich reading experience. Each entry includes a transcript of the letter; a short contextual introduction; and, in 100 cases, a facsimile of the letter itself"--



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Rogues

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Rogues
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Imprint: New York : : Bantam
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
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"Featuring some of the hottest names in fiction--including New York Times bestsellers Gillian Flynn, Neil Gaiman, and Patrick Rothfuss, PLUS a new Song of Ice and Fire story by George R. R. Martin--the second of our three George R. R. Martin/Gardner Dozois all-original anthologies. Everybody loves a rogue, though sometimes we live to regret it. In this anthology, each of the contributors was asked for a story about a rogue, full of deft twists, cunning plans, and reversals"--



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Celebrations

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Celebrations / Rituals of Peace and Prayer
Author: Angelou, Maya
Imprint: New York : : Random House
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
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"Celebrations is a collection of timely and timeless poems that are an integral part of the global fabric. Several works have become nearly as iconic as Angelou herself: the inspiring 'On the Pulse of Morning', read at President William Jefferson Clinton's 1993 inauguration; the heartening 'Amazing Peace, ' presented at the 2005 lighting of the National Christmas Tree at the White House; 'A Brave and Startling Truth, ' which marked the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations; and 'Mother, ' which beautifully honors the first woman in our lives. Angelou writes of celebrations public and private, a bar mitzvah wish to her nephew, a birthday greeting to Oprah Winfrey, and a memorial tribute to the late Luther Vandross and Barry White"--Publisher description.



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Mother

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Mother / A Cradle to Hold Me
Author: Angelou, Maya
Imprint: New York : : Random House
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
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Poet, writer, performer, teacher, and director Maya Angelou was raised in Stamps, Arkansas, and then moved to San Francisco. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies, beginning with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, she has also written a cookbook, Hallelujah! The Welcome Table; five poetry collections, including I Shall Not Be Moved and Shaker, Why Don't You Sing?; and the celebrated poems "On the Pulse of Morning, "which she read at the inauguration of President William Jefferson Clinton, and "Amazing Peace, "which she read at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C., in December 2005. From the Hardcover edition.



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Crossing to Safety

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Crossing to Safety
Author: Stegner, Wallace
Imprint: New York : : Modern Library
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series: Modern Library classics
Description:

Two couples meet during the Depression years in Madison, Wis., and become devoted friends despite vast differences in upbringing and social status.



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