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Frances Ha

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Frances Ha
Author:
Imprint: [[New York] :, [Irvington, New York] :] : Pine District Pictures and The Criterion Collection
Call #: BLU-RAY FEATURE FILM FRA
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Series: Criterion collection (Blu-ray discs) , The Criterion collection
Description:

A woman in her late twenties living in contemporary New York tries to sort out her ambitions, finances, and above all, her tight but changing bond with her best friend Sophie. Frances Ha gets at both the frustrations and the joys of being young and unsure of where to go next.



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Rage of Poseidon

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Rage of Poseidon
Author: Nilsen, Anders
Imprint: Montréal : : Drawn & Quarterly
Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL NILSEN, A.
Format: Book
Series:
Description:

A wise and funny collection of modern-day parables about the ties between humans and their gods. Rage of Poseidon is devastating, insightful, and beautifully hewn; it's a wry triumph in an all-new style from a masterful artist.



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Housing Statistics of the United States

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Housing Statistics of the United States
Author:
Imprint: Lanham, Md. : : Bernan Press
Call #: R ON ORDER XX(2310239.1)
Format: Book
Series:
Description:

Housing Statistics is the most comprehensive source for current and historical statistics on households, housing, and housing finance. Numerous easy-to-use tables provide data on a wide range of housing topics, including household and housing unit characteristics; prices, rents, and affordability; housing production and investment; home mortgage lending; and federal housing programs. The tables are accompanied by figures, introductory highlights for each section, and two appendixes that describe the data included in each table and the major housing data collection programs.



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Peril in Paperback

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Peril in Paperback
Author: Carlisle, Kate
Imprint: [Place of publication not identified] : : Penguin
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: Website or Online Data
Series:
Description:

How to become the life of the party? First, survive the celebration Rare books and antiquities expert Brooklyn Wainwright is thrilled to be invited to the fiftieth birthday party of her neighbor Suzie's aunt Grace. A retired founder of a major video game corporation, Grace is a larger-than-life character who's turned her Lake Tahoe mansion into a fun house, full of everything from pinball machines and giant props to secret passageways and trap doors. Brooklyn is most excited to catalog Grace's extensive collection of rare paperback pulp fiction. Part of the fun involves a seance, but after the lights flicker, one guest is dead, poisoned by a cocktail intended for Grace. It seems someone is determined to turn Grace's playful palatial estate into a house of horrors. Brooklyn suspects the key to the killer's identity may lie in the roman a clef Grace has written about her life. With Grace in great peril, "must-read "takes on a whole new meaning, as Brooklyn tries to stop a murderer who's through playing around.



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The Stone Barrington Collection

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: The Stone Barrington Collection / Volume 2
Author: Woods, Stuart
Imprint: New York : : G. P. Putnam's Sons
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series: Woods, Stuart. Stone Barrington novel, Stone Barrington novel
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Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm
Author: Gibbons, Stella
Imprint: New York : : Penguin Books
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: Website or Online Data
Series:
Description:

"Available for the first time since its original publication more than fifty years ago, Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm is a charming collection whose hilarious title story features Christmas dinner with the Starkadders before Flora's arrival ... These lively tales will delight anyone who loves Stella Gibbons and her signature wit."--P. [4] of cover.



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The Attorney

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: The Attorney
Author: Martini, Steve
Imprint: New York : : Jove Books
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series: Ronald N. Boyce Collection. (Jove Books (Firm)), Ronald N. Boyce Collection
Description:

A child-custody battle leads to murder in this mystery, starring lawyer Paul Madriani of San Diego. It happens when a woman demands a share of her parents' $87-million lottery win, or she will remove her child from their custody.



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The Do-it-yourself Bailout

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: The Do-it-yourself Bailout / How I Eliminated $222,000 of Credit Card Debt in Eighteen Months and Saved Nearly $150,000
Author: Golde, Kenny
Imprint: [North Kingstown, R.I.] : : AudioGO
Call #: Downloadable Audiobook
Format: Website or Online Data
Series:
Description:

In The Do-It-Yourself Bailout, author Kenny Golde explains how he completely and legally eliminated $222,000 in credit card debt, without filing for bankruptcy or destroying his credit score. Golde provides a step-by-step handbook on all facets of how to initiate settlement negotiations with banks, how to handle collection agencies, how to separate your emotions from your debt, and much, much more.



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Pacific Rim

Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Pacific Rim
Author:
Imprint: Burbank, CA : : distributed by Warner Home Video
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2308546.1)
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Series:
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"When legions of monstrous creatures started rising from the sea, a deadly war began. To combat them, humans devised massive robots called Jaegers as weapons. But even the Jaegers proved nearly defenseless against the creatures [known as Kaijus]. Now on the verge of defeat, mankind must turn to two unlikely heroes, teamed in a seemingly obsolete Jaeger, as the last hope against a mounting apocalypse"--Container.



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I See You Made An Effort

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: I See You Made An Effort / Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories from the Edge of 50
Author: Gurwitch, Annabelle
Imprint: New York : : Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA)
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
Series:
Description:

A collection of humorous essays about aging by actress and comedian Annabelle Gurwitch.[]



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When your Life Is Touched by Cancer

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: When your Life Is Touched by Cancer / Practical Advice and Insights for Patients, Professionals, and Those Who Care
Author: Riter, Robert N.
Imprint: Alameda, CA : : Hunter House Inc., Publishers
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
Series:
Description:

"The first few days following a cancer diagnosis are like riding on top of a speeding train. You're hanging on for dear life and can't quite see what's ahead. In this book, author Bob Riter helps people sort out many of the issues involved with a cancer diagnosis, with a particular focus on conversations about cancer with friends, family, and doctors. When Your Life Is Touched by Cancer gently and insightfully addresses the issues that accompany a cancer diagnosis, especially those we think about, but hesitate to bring up. Is it OK to refuse treatment? How old is too old to treat cancer? Is alternative medicine worth pursuing? It is important for those with cancer to figure out what makes sense for them and then to communicate those wishes to loved ones and physicians. The advice in this book is practical and accessible and Bob Riter is careful never to be pushy, because he knows that the best path through cancer is different for each individual. 1.6 million individuals are diagnosed with cancer each year, and there are 12 million people alive today who have been diagnosed with cancer and each of them has dealt with the disease in his or her own personal way. Bob won't tell you what the best path is, but he will teach you how to find it for yourself. He found his own path through cancer, and he's supported countless others on their paths. The stories, experiences, tips, and advice collected in this book are grounded in the author's personal experiences as a cancer survivor and his work as the Executive Director of the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes where he's worked with thousands of people affected by cancer. The book began as a popular column in the Ithaca Journal. Readers regularly reported clipping the columns to send to loved ones across the country or to post on their own refrigerators as a starting point for conversations at their dinner tables. Now, for the first time, these refreshingly brief and readily accessible pieces are available all together, perfect for browsing, organized into three sections that follow the cancer-patient experience: "Just Diagnosed," "During Treatment," "Cancer and Positive Thinking." This collection addresses an array of topics reaching from the diagnosis of cancer, through its treatment, and the still difficult period when treatment ends. It provides advice on breaking the news to parents and children, including tips on what to say and what not say. It also examines being single with cancer, nontraditional cancer therapies, the after-treatment blahs, and cancer as a chronic disease. It will help patients and their caregivers with the often difficult process of separating what can be done from what should be done - sometimes the most aggressive treatment is the best option for a patient, sometimes it isn't. Bob Riter weighs the potential benefits and risks of all types of treatment. When Your Life Is Touched by Cancer is also a resource for everyone who cares about or for a cancer patient and wants to learn more ways to support (and respect the wishes of) their loved ones while dealing with their own complex emotions. The book covers advocating for a loved one, talking about hospice care, and survivor's guilt. And doctors can also benefit from reading this advice, gaining another perspective on the cancer experience and thoughtful insight on doctor-patient interactions. Nina Miller, a retired hospice director, says it best in her introduction to When Your Life Is Touched by Cancer: There is a practical wisdom to the way Bob address the issues. The columns contain ideas for maximizing comfort, both physical and emotional. And they reflect some of the struggles and victories of living with this potentially life-threatening illness. The writing is characterized by empathy grounded in realism; there is no false reassurance, nor is there deep pessimism. Instead there is a gentle reminder of the value of every day of our lives, and a reminder to people with cancer that they are not



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Brief Encounters with the Enemy

Mon, 10/21/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Brief Encounters with the Enemy / Fiction
Author: Sayrafiezadeh, Saïd
Imprint: New York : : The Dial Press
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series:
Description:

"The first short story collection from a writer who calls to mind such luminaries as Denis Johnson, George Saunders, and Nathan Englander When The New Yorker published a short story by Saïd Sayrafiezadeh in 2010, it marked the emergence of a startling new voice in fiction. In this astonishing new book, Sayrafiezadeh conjures up a nameless American city and its unmoored denizens: a call-center employee jealous of the attention lavished on a co-worker newly returned from a foreign war; a history teacher dealing with a classroom of maliciously indifferent students; a grocery store janitor caught up in a romantic relationship with a kleptomaniac customer. These men's struggles and fleeting triumphs--with women, with cruel bosses, with the morning commute--are transformed into storytelling that is both universally resonant and wonderfully strange. Sometimes the effect is hilarious, as when a would-be suitor tries to take his sheltered, religious date on a "Love Boat" carnival ride. Other times it's devastating, as in the unforgettable story that gives the book its title: A soldier on his last routine patrol on a deserted mountain path finally encounters "the enemy" he's long sought a glimpse of. Upon giving the author the Whiting Writers' Award for his memoir, When Skateboards Will Be Free, the judges hailed his writing as "intelligent, funny, utterly unsmug and unpreening." These fiercely original stories show their author employing his considerable gifts to offer a lens on our collective dreams and anxieties, casting them in a revelatory new light. Advance praise for Brief Encounters with the Enemy "Saïd Sayrafiezadeh is a masterly storyteller, working from deep in the American grain. This is a splendid fiction debut."--Philip Gourevitch, author of The Ballad of Abu Ghraib "In this beautiful collection, we see the wages of war, brought very close to home."--Dani Shapiro, author of Devotion "Bizarre and compelling and painfully funny, and something else, too: important."--John Wray, author of Lowboy "A vivid collection about the indignities and consolations of dead-end jobs, the joy of a stolen kiss, and the mysteries of friendship."--Nathaniel Rich, author of Odds Against Tomorrow "Saïd Sayrafiezadeh is a slyly subversive absurdist whose true subject is the deeply serious matter of our obligations to one another as human beings."--John Burnham Schwartz, author of Northwest Corner "Fun, moving, and reads like the work of a master."--Darin Strauss, author of Half a Life "Gritty, compelling stories about our embattled working class. This is a thrilling report from the trenches."--Edmund White, author of Jack Holmes and His Friend "Perfectly calibrated, laced with hard-earned moments of vulnerability, rendered in language that is at once plainspoken and lyrical."--Teddy Wayne, author of The Love Song of Jonny Valentine"--



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Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day

Mon, 10/21/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day
Author: Loory, Ben
Imprint: New York : : Penguin Books
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series:
Description:

"This collection of wry and witty, dark and perilous contemporary fables and tales is populated by people--and monsters and aliens and animals and inanimate objects--motivated by and grappling with the fears and desires that unite us all."--P. [2] of cover.



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The Bonesetter's Daughter

Mon, 10/21/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: The Bonesetter's Daughter
Author: Tan, Amy
Imprint: New York : : G.P. Putnam's
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series:
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Set in contemporary San Francisco and in a Chinese village where Peking Man is unearthed, "The Bonesetter's Daughter" is an excavation of the human spirit: the past, its deepest wounds, its most profound hopes. This is the story of LuLing Young, who searches for the name of her mother, the daughter of the famous Bonesetter from the Mouth of the Mountain. The story conjures the pain of broken dreams, the power of myths, and the strength of love that enables us to recover in memory what we have lost in grief.



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Girl with A Pearl Earring

Mon, 10/21/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Girl with A Pearl Earring
Author: Chevalier, Tracy
Imprint: New York : : Dutton
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series:
Description:

A maid becomes a model for the 17th century Dutch painter, Vermeer. The woman, an artisan's daughter with a strong power of observation, describes his manner of work, his household and life of the day, including the rigid class system and religious bigotry. A debut in fiction.



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The Magician's Assistant

Mon, 10/21/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: The Magician's Assistant
Author: Patchett, Ann
Imprint: San Diego : : Harcourt
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series:
Description:



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Naked Lunch

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Naked Lunch
Author:
Imprint: [United States] : : Criterion Collection
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2306009.1)
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Series: Criterion collection
Description:

Part-time exterminator and full-time drug addict Bill Lee plunges into the nightmarish netherworld of the Interzone, pursuing a mysterious project that leads him to confront sinister plots and giant talking bugs. Special features include: commentary, documentary, a gallery of photos, and more.



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Death Come Quickly

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Death Come Quickly
Author: Albert, Susan Wittig
Imprint: New York : : Berkley Prime Crime
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
Series:
Description:

"When China's and Ruby's friend Karen Prior is mugged in a mall parking lot and dies a few days later, China begins to suspect that her friend's death was not a random assault. Karen was a filmmaker supervising a student documentary about the fifteen-year-old murder of a woman named Christine Morris and the acquittal of the man accused of the crime. Is it possible that the same person who killed Christine Morris targeted Karen? Delving into the cold case, China learns the motive for the first murder may be related to a valuable collection of Mexican art. Enlisting the help of her San Antonio lawyer friend Justine Wyzinski--aka the Whiz--China is determined to track down the murderer. But is she painting herself into a corner from which there's no escape?"--[]



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A Pioneer Christmas Collection

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: A Pioneer Christmas Collection / 9 Stories of Finding Shelter and Love in A Wintry Frontier
Author: Snelling, Lauraine
Imprint: Uhrichsville : : Barbour Publishing, Inc.
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: Book
Series:
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Clockwork Fairy Fables

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Clockwork Fairy Fables / A Collection of Steampunk Fairy Tales
Author:
Imprint: Old Saybrook : : Tantor
Call #: Downloadable Audiobook
Format: Website or Online Data
Series:
Description:

Combining the timeless fairy tales that we all read as children with the out-of-time technological wizardry that is steampunk, this collection of stories blends the old and the new in ways sure to engage every fantasy fan.



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