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What Makes This Book So Great

Thu, 08/22/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: What Makes This Book So Great
Author: Walton, Jo
Imprint: New York : : Tor
Call #: 813.08 W239
Format: Book
Series:
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"As any reader of Jo Walton's Among Others might guess, Walton is both an inveterate reader of SF and fantasy, and a chronic re-reader of books. In 2008, then-new science-fiction mega-site Tor.com asked Walton to blog regularly about her re-reading--about all kinds of older fantasy and SF, ranging from acknowledged classics, to guilty pleasures, to forgotten oddities and gems. These posts have consistently been among the most popular features of Tor.com. Now this volumes presents a selection of the best of them, ranging from short essays to long reassessments of some of the field's most ambitious series. Among Walton's many subjects here are the Zones of Thought novels of Vernor Vinge; the question of what genre readers mean by "mainstream"; the underappreciated SF adventures of C. J. Cherryh; the field's many approaches to time travel; the masterful science fiction of Samuel R. Delany; Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children; the early Hainish novels of Ursula K. Le Guin; and a Robert A. Heinlein novel you have most certainly never read. Over 130 essays in all, What Makes This Book So Great is an immensely readable, engaging collection of provocative, opinionated thoughts about past and present-day fantasy and science fiction, from one of our best writers"--



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One Good Dish

Thu, 08/22/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: One Good Dish
Author: Tanis, David
Imprint: New York : : Artisan
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
Series:
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Asian music for string quartet

Wed, 08/21/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Asian music for string quartet
Author: New Zealand String Quartet
Imprint: [Hong Kong] : : Naxos
Call #: CLASSICAL Collections New Asia
Format: Music CD
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Londoners

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Londoners / The Days and Nights of London Now--as Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Left It, and Long for It
Author: Taylor, Craig
Imprint: [Rothley, Leicestershire, England] : Prince Frederick, MD : [Prince Frederick, Md.] : : W.F. Howes, Ltd. , Distributed by Recorded Books , Distributed by OneClick Digital
Call #: Downloadable Audiobook
Format: Book
Series:
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A collection of interviews with contemporary Londoners from all parts of the city and all walks of life.



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Married Love

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Married Love / And Other Stories
Author: Hadley, Tessa
Imprint: [Rothley, Leicestershire, England] : Prince Frederick, MD : [Prince Frederick, Md.] : : W.F. Howes, Ltd. , Distributed by Recorded Books , Distributed by OneClick Digital
Call #: Downloadable Audiobook
Format: Book
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In the collection of short stories, Hadley examines the most intimate of family relationships in situations laced with humor, warmth, and emotion.



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RED FORTRESS

Mon, 08/19/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: RED FORTRESS / History and Illusion in the Kremlin
Author: Merridale, Catherine
Imprint: New York : : Henry Holt & Co and Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
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"A magisterial, richly detailed history of the Kremlin, and of the centuries of Russian elites who have shaped it--and been shaped by it in turnThe Kremlin is the heart of the Russian state, a fortress whose blood-red walls have witnessed more than eighthundred years of political drama and extraordinary violence. It has been the seat of a priestly monarchy and a worldly church; it has served as a crossroads for diplomacy, trade, and espionage; it has survived earthquakes, devastating fires, and at leastthree revolutions. Its very name is a byword for enduring power. From Ivan the Terrible to Vladimir Putin, generations of Russian leaders have sought to use the Kremlin to legitimize their vision of statehood.Drawing on a dazzling array of sources from hitherto unseen archives and rare collections, renowned historian Catherine Merridale traces the full history of this enigmatic fortress. The Kremlin has inspired innumerable myths, but no invented tales could be more dramatic than the operatic successionsand savage betrayals that took place within its vast compound of palaces and cathedrals. Today, its sumptuous golden crosses and huge electric red stars blaze side by side as the Kremlin fulfills its centuries-old role, linking the country's recent history to its distant past and proclaiming the eternal continuity of the Russian state.More than an absorbing history of Russia's most famous landmark, Red Fortress uses the Kremlin as a unique lens, bringing into focus the evolution of Russia's culture and the meaning of its politics"--



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Snoopy

Thu, 08/15/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Snoopy / Cowabunga!
Author: Schulz, Charles M.
Imprint: Kansas City : : Andrews McMeel Pub., LLC
Call #: J ON ORDER
Format: Book
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A new collection of Peanuts classics focused around Snoopy's adventures to master sports intended for humans.



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I MARRIED A WITCH

Tue, 08/13/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: I MARRIED A WITCH
Author:
Imprint: [United States] : : The Criterion Collection
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: DVD
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Many centuries after cursing the male descendants of the Salem puritan who sent her to the stake, this blonde bombshell with a broomstick finds herself drawn to one of them.



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Fried Walleye and Cherry Pie

Fri, 08/09/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Fried Walleye and Cherry Pie / Midwestern Writers on Food
Author:
Imprint: Lincoln, [Nebraska] : : University of Nebraska Press
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
Series: At table series, At table
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"A collection of essays exploring the foods and food culture of the American Midwest"--



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Collected Early Stories

Wed, 08/07/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Collected Early Stories
Author: Updike, John
Imprint: New York : : Library of America
Call #: F UPDIKE, J.
Format: Book
Series: Library of America
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Yes, and

Thu, 08/01/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Yes, and / Daily Meditations
Author: Rohr, Richard
Imprint: Cincinnati, Ohio : : Franciscan Media
Call #: 242.2 R739
Format: Book
Series:
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"Featuring meditations for every day of the year, Yes, and... provides a comprehensive collection of Richard Rohr's thought and teaching, based on seven themes"--From publisher description.



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We Were There

Wed, 07/31/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: We Were There / Revelations from the Dallas Doctors Who Attended to JFK on November 22, 1963
Author: Childs, Allen
Imprint: New York, NY : : Skyhorse Publishing
Call #: 973.922 C537
Format: Book
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There are few days in American history so immortalized in public memory as November 22, 1963, the date of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Adding to the wealth of information about this tragic day is We Were There, a truly unique collection of firsthand accounts from the doctors and staff on scene at the hospital where JFK was immediately taken after he was shot.With the help of his former fellow staff members at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dr. Allen Childs recreates the horrific day, from the president's arrival in Dallas to the public announcement of his death.



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The Smurfs

Wed, 07/31/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: The Smurfs / The Legend of Smurfy Hollow
Author:
Imprint: Culver City, Calif. : : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Call #: J ON ORDER
Format: DVD
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Taken from Washington Irving short stories, contained in his collection, The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent, The Smurfs have a mystery!



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A Coalition of Lions

Tue, 07/30/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: A Coalition of Lions
Author: Wein, Elizabeth
Imprint: New York : : Open Road
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
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Caught between two kingdoms, Princess Goewin must balance the demands of leadership with those of her own happinessWith her own kingdom in upheaval and her vicious aunt out for blood, Goewin, princess of Britain and daughter of High King Artos, flees to the British-allied African kingdom of Aksum. There, she meets with her fianc\u00e9, Constantine, Britains ambassador to Aksum, who is next in line for the throne of Britain. But Aksum is undergoing its own political turmoil, and Goewin soon finds herself trapped between two countries, with the well-being of each at stake. When she learns of another heir to the British throne, she must handle the precarious situation with great care--for the sake of her own happiness as well as for the safety of her people.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Elizabeth Wein including rare images from the authors personal collection.



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The Winter Prince

Tue, 07/30/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: The Winter Prince / A Lion Hunters Novel
Author: Wein, Elizabeth
Imprint: New York : : Open Road
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
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Strong, brave, and daring, Medraut would be a fitting heir to the throne--but he can never be kingMedraut is the eldest son of High King Artos, and would-be heir to the British throne--if not for an unfortunate circumstance of birth. Instead, his weak and unskilled half-brother, Lleu, is chosen as successor. Medraut cannot bear the thought of being ruled by the boy who has taken what he believes is rightfully his.Consumed by jealousy, he turns to Morgause, the high kings treacherous sister, who exploits Medrauts shame and plots to take over the throne. But when Medraut discovers Lleus inner strength and goodness, he finds his battle is not just with the kingdom, but with the demons inside himself. Now he must choose where his allegiances truly lie.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Elizabeth Wein including rare images from the authors personal collection.



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The Best of McSweeney's

Thu, 07/25/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: The Best of McSweeney's
Author:
Imprint: San Francisco : : McSweeney's
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2281103.1)
Format: Book
Series:
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Humans of New York

Thu, 07/25/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Humans of New York
Author: Stanton, Brandon
Imprint: New York : : St. Martin's Press
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
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"Based on the blog with more than a million loyal fans, a beautiful, heartfelt, funny, and inspiring collection of photographs capturing the spirit of a city. In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton set out on an ambitious project: to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. Armed with his camera, he began crisscrossing the city, covering thousands of miles on foot, all in an attempt to capture New Yorkers and their stories. The result of these efforts was a vibrant blog he called "Humans of New York," in which his photos were featured alongside quotes and anecdotes. The blog has steadily grown, now boasting more than a million devoted followers. Humans of New York is the book inspired by the blog. With four hundred color photos, including exclusive portraits and all-new stories, Humans of New York is a stunning collection of images that showcases the outsized personalities of New York. Surprising and moving, printed in a beautiful full-color, hardbound edition, Humans of New York is a celebration of individuality and a tribute to the spirit of the city. With 400 full-color photos and a distinctive vellum jacket"--



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From Here to Maternity

Thu, 07/25/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: From Here to Maternity
Author: Quinn, Tara Taylor
Imprint: Toronto ; New York : : Harlequin
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series: Signature select, Signature select. Collection
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Trains and Lovers

Thu, 07/25/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Trains and Lovers
Author: McCall Smith, Alexander
Imprint: New York : : Pantheon Books
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
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In the words of Alexander McCall Smith: 'You feel the rocking of the train, you hear the sound of its wheels on the rails; you are in the world rather than suspended somewhere above it. And sometimes there are conversations to be had, which is what the overarching story in this collection is all about. It is a simple device: people brought together entertain one another with tales of what happened to them on trains. It takes place on a journey I frequently make myself and know well, the journey between Edinburgh and London. It is best read on a train, preferably that one.'



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The Square of Revenge

Thu, 07/25/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: The Square of Revenge
Author: Aspe, Pieter
Imprint: New York : : Open Road Integrated Media
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series:
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The beautiful medieval architecture of Bruges belies the dark longings of her residents. When the wealthy and powerful Ludovic Degroof's jewelry store is broken into, nothing is stolen, but the jewels have been dissolved in jars if aqua regia, an acid so strong it can even melt gold. In the empty safe is a scrap of paper on which a strange square has been drawn. At first, Inspector Van In pays little attention to the paper, focusing on the bizarre nature of the burglary. But when Degroof's offspring also receive letters with this same square, Van In and the beautiful new DA Hannelore Martens find themselves unraveling a complex web of enigmatic Latin phrase and a baroness' fallen family and Degroof's relationship with a hostage grandchild, ransomed for a priceless collection of art.



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