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Never Let Go

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Never Let Go
Author: Woods, Sherryl
Imprint: Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : : Harlequin Enterprises Limited
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series: H bestselling author collection, Harlequin bestselling author collection
Description:

Never let go: As a psychologist Mallory Blake knew there were times when one had to let go. She also knew just how much it hurt. After her husbands death shed packed up her belongings and moved to San Francisco, wishing it was as easy to box up her memories and seal away her regrets. But she had her patients at the hospital who helped her move forward patients like six year old Davey. The broken little boy needed Mallory not that his doctor agreed. Mallory had heard the rumors about neurosurgeon Justin Whitmore. She had experienced firsthand his temper his impossible standards and his undeniable charm. But beneath all of that Mallory discovered Justin hid an old pain one she wasnt sure she could heal. And yet she couldnt walk away from him. Because there were times when it was right to move on and times when you took someone's hand and never let go.[]



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Futile Efforts

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Futile Efforts
Author: Piccirilli, Tom
Imprint: [Hertford, N.C.] : : Crossroad Press , Macabre Ink Digital
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series:
Description:

"In this disturbing, often grotesque and ultimately mesmerizing collection, Piccirilli (The Cold Spot) reprints 17 stories and 45 poems. Although the star-studded introductions are a nice bonus, Piccirilli's stories are the selling point, and all are standouts ... "--Publisher's Weekly.[]



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Atlantis, and Other Places

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Atlantis, and Other Places
Author: Turtledove, Harry
Imprint: New York : : ROC
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series:
Description:

A famous naturalist seeks a near-extinct species of bird found only on the rarest of lands in "Audubon in Atlantis." A young American on a European holiday finds himself storming an enchanted German castle in "The Catcher in the Rhine." The philosopher Sokrates plays a key role in the Athenian victory over the Spartans in "The Daimon." Centaurs take a sea voyage aboard "The Horse of Bronze" to a land where they encounter a strange and frightening tribe of creatures known as man. London's most famous detective, Athelstan Helms, and his assistant Dr. James Walton are in Atlantis investigating a series of murders in "The Scarlet Band." This collection includes these and seven more amazing stories of ancient eras, historical figures, mysterious events, and out-of-this- world adventure from the incomparable Harry Turtledove.[]



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Two of the Deadliest

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Two of the Deadliest / New Tales of Lust, Greed, and Murder From Outstanding Women of Mystery
Author:
Imprint: New York : : HarperCollinsPublishers
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series:
Description:

A volume of twenty-three original crime tales by women authors features themes of lust and greed.[]



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Empty Mansions

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Empty Mansions / The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of A Great American Fortune
Author: Dedman, Bill
Imprint: New York : : Ballantine Books
Call #: Downloadable Audiobook
Format: Downloadable Audiobook
Series:
Description:

"When Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bill Dedman noticed a property listing for a grand estate that had been unoccupied for nearly sixty years, he stumbled into one of the most surprising American stories of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Empty Mansions is a rich tale of wealth and loss, complete with copper barons, Gilded Age opulence, and backdoor politics. At its heart is a reclusive 104-year-old heiress named Huguette Clark. Dedman has collaborated with Huguette's cousin, Paul Clark Newell, Jr., one of the few relatives to have had frequent conversations with her, to tell a fairy tale in reverse: the bright, talented daughter who is born into an almost royal family of amazing wealth and privilege, yet who secrets herself away from the outside world. Empty Mansions reveals a complete picture of the enigmatic Huguette Clark, heiress to one of the greatest fortunes in American history, a woman who had not been photographed in public since the 1920s. Though she owned three palatial homes in California, New York, and Connecticut, they sat vacant while she lived out her final two decades in a New York City hospital room, despite being in excellent health. Her father was self-made copper industrialist W.A. Clark, who at the dawn of the twentieth century was one of the richest men in America. Huguette's inheritance afforded her untold luxury: gorgeous paintings by Degas and Renoir, a world-renowned Stradivarius violin, a vast collection of antique dolls, lavish gifts for her friends, the freedom to pursue her own work as an artist, and, most important, the privacy she valued above all else. The Clark family story takes the reader nearly the entire span of American history in just three generations. The same Huguette who held a ticket for the return trip of the Titanic was touched by the terror attacks of 9/11. In this scrupulously detailed account, we meet Huguette's extravagant father, her publicity-shy mother, her star-crossed sister, her.[]



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Hollywood Said No!

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Hollywood Said No! / Orphaned Film Scripts, Bastard Scenes, and Abandoned Darlings From the Creators of Mr. Show
Author: Odenkirk, Bob
Imprint: [New York] : : Hachette Audio
Call #: Downloadable Audiobook
Format: Downloadable Audiobook
Series:
Description:

Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, creators of HBO's classic sketch comedy show Mr. Show, present to you this collection of never-before-seen scripts and ideas that Hollywood couldn't find the gumption to green-light. Simply put ... HOLLYWOOD SAID NO!Since Mr. Show closed up shop, Bob and David have kept busy with many projects--acting in fun, successful, movies and TV shows, directing things, and complaining about stuff that didn't turn out well to anyone who would listen, and even alone, in silence, inside their own heads.HOLLYWOOD SAID NO! reveals the full-length, never-before-seen scripts for Bob and David Make a Movie (fleshed out with brand-new storyboards by acclaimed artist Mike Mitchell) and Hooray For America!: a satirical power-house indictment of all that you hold dear. This tome also includes a bonus section of orphaned sketch ideas from the Mr. Show days and beyond, suitable for performance by church groups that aren't all koo-koo about religion. What you are looking at online, and are about to buy, is chock-full of comic twists, turns, and maybe a few hard truths. We said "maybe," but what we mean was "probably not."Now, for the first time, take a peek at the scripts that didn't get the go-ahead and ponder a world we can only dream about...and beyond![]



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Atlantis and Other Places

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Atlantis and Other Places / Stories of Alternate History
Author: Turtledove, Harry
Imprint: Old Saybrook : : Tantor Media
Call #: Downloadable Audiobook
Format: Downloadable Audiobook
Series:
Description:

A one-of-a-kind story collection from the New York Times bestselling "maven of alternate history" (San Diego Union-Tribune).A famous naturalist seeks a near-extinct species of bird found only on the rarest of lands in "Audubon in Atlantis." A young American on a European holiday finds himself storming an enchanted German castle in "The Catcher in the Rhine." The philosopher Sokrates plays a key role in the Athenian victory over the Spartans in "The Daimon ...[]



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Two of the Deadliest

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Two of the Deadliest / New Tales of Lust, Greed, and Murder From Outstanding Women of Mystery
Author:
Imprint: [New York] : : Books on Tape
Call #: Downloadable Audiobook
Format: Downloadable Audiobook
Series:
Description:

Anger ... Jealousy ... Gluttony ... Sloth ... Lust ... Greed ... Pride. The seven deadly sins have been the roots of crime throughout human history. In Two of the Deadliest, Elizabeth George has gathered nearly two dozen tales that probe the dark heart of crime in the name of a pair of particularly wicked transgressions: lust and greed.[]



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Bark

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Bark / Stories
Author: Moore, Lorrie
Imprint: Waterville, Maine : : Thorndike Press
Call #: ON ORDER .
Format: Large Print
Series: Thorndike Press large print basic series, Thorndike Press large print basic
Description:

"A new collection of stories by one of America's most beloved and admired short-story writers, her first in fifteen years, since Birds of America ("Fluid, cracked, mordant, colloquial. Will stand by itself as one of our funniest, most telling anatomies of human love and vulnerability." --The New York Times Book Review, cover). These eight masterly stories reveal Lorrie Moore at her most mature and in a perfect configuration of craft, mind, and bewitched spirit, as she explores the passage of time and summons up its inevitable sorrows and hilarious pitfalls to reveal her own exquisite, singular wisdom. In "Debarking," a newly divorced man tries to keep his wits about him as the United States prepares to invade Iraq, and against this ominous moment, we see--in all its irresistible wit and darkness--the perils of divorce and what can follow in its wake. In "Foes," a political argument goes grotesquely awry as the events of 9/11 unexpectedly manifest themselves at a fund-raising dinner in Georgetown. In "The Juniper Tree," a teacher visited by the ghost of her recently deceased friend is forced to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" in a kind of nightmare reunion. And in "Wings," we watch the inevitable unraveling of two once-hopeful musicians, neither of whom held fast to their dreams nor struck out along other paths, as Moore deftly depicts the intricacies of dead-ends-ville and the workings of regret. Here are people beset, burdened, buoyed; protected by raising teenage children; dating after divorce; facing the serious illness of a longtime friend; setting forth on a romantic assignation abroad, having it interrupted mid-trip, and coming to understand the larger ramifications and the impossibility of the connection, stories that show people coping with large dislocation in their lives, with risking a new path to answer the desire to be in relation--to someone. Gimlet-eyed social observation, the public and private absurdities of American life, dramatic irony, and enduring half-cracked love wend their way through each of these narratives in a heartrending mash-up of the tragic and the laugh-out-loud--the hallmark of life in Lorrie-Moore-land"--



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In Defense of Nothing

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: In Defense of Nothing / Selected Poems, 1987-2011
Author: Gizzi, Peter
Imprint: Middletown, Connecticut : : Wesleyan University Press
Call #: 811 G539i
Format: Book
Series: Wesleyan poetry, Wesleyan Poetry Series
Description:

Since his celebrated first book of poetry, Peter Gizzi has been hailed as one of the most significant and distinctive voices writing today. Gathered from over five collections, and representing close to twenty-five years of work, the poems in this generous selection strike a dynamic balance of honesty, emotion, intellectual depth and otherworldly resonance--in Gizzi's work, poetry itself becomes a primary ground of human experience. Haunted, vibrant, and saturated with luminous detail, Gizzi's poetry enlists the American vernacular in a magical and complex music. In Defense of Nothing is an immensely valuable introduction to the work of this extraordinary and singular poet.



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A Literary Education

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: A Literary Education
Author: Epstein, Joseph
Imprint: Edinburg, VA : : Axios Press
Call #: 814 Ep64Li
Format: Book
Series:
Description:

A collection of 38 essays on a variety of topics, which are "not united by the biographical or any other theme but instead [cover] the range of [Epstein's] interests and preoccupations as an essayist over a writing career that spans more than fifty years: education, language, the arts, magazines, intellectuals, the culture"--Dust jacket flap.



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Vintage Purses at Their Best

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Vintage Purses at Their Best
Author: Schwartz, Lynell K.
Imprint: Atglen, PA : : Schiffer Pub.
Call #: 391.44 Sch39
Format: Book
Series: Schiffer book for collectors
Description:

"The beautiful diversity of high quality vintage purses is presented here through a friendly and informative text and hundreds of clear color photographs. Chosen from among the leading private, dealer and museum collections, these primarily nineteenth and twentieth century purses are among the finest glass and metal beaded, metal mesh, tapestry, embroidered, plastic, and home-crafted examples known. Also, purse frames, specialty vanity, dance, childrens' and curious styles are featured"--P. [4] of cover.



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A Hard Day's Night

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: A Hard Day's Night
Author:
Imprint: [United States] : : The Criterion Collection
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: DVD
Series:
Description:

Captures all the fun, excitement, and unforgettable music of John, Paul, George, and Ringo at the height of Beatlemania. The Beatles perform their songs and look for adventure, all while avoiding hordes of screaming fans. Packed with all-time Beatle favorites, including A Hard Day's Night; All My Loving; Can't Buy Me Love; I Should Have Known Better; She Loves You; Tell Me Why; and more.



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Comics Squad

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Comics Squad / Recess!
Author:
Imprint: New York : : Random House
Call #: J ON ORDER
Format: Book
Series:
Description:

"A collection of comics about every kid's favorite school subject: recess"--



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Angels, Demons, and Savages

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Angels, Demons, and Savages / Pollock, Ossorio, Dubuffet
Author: Ottmann, Klaus
Imprint: New Haven [Connecticut] : : Yale University Press in association with The Phillips Collection and the Parrish Art Museum
Call #: 759.13 P776o
Format: Book
Series:
Description:

"The artistic relationships among Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), Alfonso Ossorio (1916-1990), and Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) strongly influenced the development of postwar art. Ossorio, the central figure in the trio, was an early champion of Pollock and the close friend of Dubuffet, whose radically anticultural Art Brut collection was prominently displayed at Ossorio's Hamptons estate. Dubuffet's 1951 essay on Ossorio, published here for the first time in English, demonstrates his admiration for the American artist and collector. Angels, Demons, and Savages reveals previously unrecognized technical and thematic affinities in the artists' work, from Dubuffet's 'raw,' unconventional style to Ossorio's use of Christian iconography and grotesque elements to Pollock's emphasis on medium and gestural force. Complete with two original essays and a conservation study, this groundbreaking catalogue shows how the three artists shaped the aesthetic on both sides of the Atlantic through their exchange of ideas and techniques"--From publisher description.



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Angels, Demons and Savages

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Angels, Demons and Savages / Pollock, Ossorio, Dubuffet
Author: Ottmann, Klaus
Imprint: New Haven : : Yale University Press in association with The Phillips Collection and the Parrish Art Museum
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2349527.1)
Format: Book
Series:
Description:

"The artistic relationships among Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), Alfonso Ossorio (1916-1990), and Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) strongly influenced the development of postwar art. Ossorio, the central figure in the trio, was an early champion of Pollock and the close friend of Dubuffet, whose radically anticultural Art Brut collection was prominently displayed at Ossorio's Hamptons estate. Dubuffet's admiration for Ossorio is evident in his 1951 essay on the artist, published here for the first time in English. Angels, Demons, and Savages reveals previously unrecognized technical and thematic affinities in the artists' work, from Dubuffet's "raw, " unconventional style to Ossorio's use of Christian iconography and grotesque elements to Pollock's emphasis on medium and gestural force. Complete with two original essays and a conservation study, this groundbreaking catalogue shows how the three artists shaped the aesthetic on both sides of the Atlantic through their exchange of ideas and techniques."--Publisher's website.[]



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Echo's Bones

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Echo's Bones
Author: Beckett, Samuel
Imprint: New York : : Grove Press
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
Series:
Description:

"In 1933, Chatto & Windus agreed to publish Samuel Beckett's More Pricks Than Kicks, a collection of ten interrelated stories, which was his first published work of fiction. At his editor's request, Beckett penned an additional story, "Echo's Bones," to serve as the final piece. However, he had already killed off several of the characters--including the protagonist, Belacqua--throughout the course of the book, and had to resurrect them from the dead. Despite Beckett's efforts, the story was politely rejected by his editor and excluded from the collection, as it was considered too imaginatively playful, too allusive, and too undisciplined; qualities that are now recognized as quintessentially Beckett. As a result, "Echo's Bones" (not to be confused with the poem and collection of poems of the same title) remained unpublished--until now, nearly eight decades later" --



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Mandarin III A

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Mandarin III A
Author:
Imprint: Prince Frederick, MD : : Recorded Books
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2348361.1)
Format: Audiobook CD
Series: Pimsleur language programs
Description:



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The Pedestrians

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: The Pedestrians
Author: Zucker, Rachel
Imprint: Seattle : : Wave Books
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
Series:
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""Zucker is a poet of bottom-scraping, blood-chilling existential anxiety, one among many, and a poet of New York City, one among many, and a poet of American Jewish inheritance, one among many, and one of the funniest, too."-Boston ReviewRachel Zucker returns to themes of motherhood, marriage, and the life of an artist in this double collection of poems. Fables, written in prose form, shows the reader different settings (mountains, ocean, Paris) of Zucker's travels and meditations on place. The Pedestrians brings us back to her native New York and the daily frustrations of a woman torn by obligations."That Great Diaspora":I'll never leave New York & when I do I too will be unbodied-what? you imagine I might transmogrify? I'm from nowhere which means here & so wade out into the briny dream of elsewheres like a released dybbyk but can't stand the soulessness now everyone who ever made sense to me has died & everyone I love grows from my body like limbs on a rootless tree; Rachel Zucker is the author of Museum of Accidents, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is also the author of The Bad Wife, The Last Clear Narrative, Eating in the Underworld, and Annunciation"--[]



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Drinking and Dating

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Drinking and Dating / P.S. Social Media Is Ruining Romance
Author: Glanville, Brandi
Imprint: New York, NY : : Harper Audio
Call #: Downloadable Audiobook
Format: Downloadable Audiobook
Series:
Description:

Feisty, funny, and almost fabulous: A relationship guide and collection of outrageous dating mishaps from the unfiltered and often inappropriate Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star. Welcome to Drinking and Dating . . . and how social media is ruining us all.In this honest, hilarious, and wild tell-all, reality TV starlet and number one New York Times bestselling author Brandi Glanville chronicles her misadventures stumbling through today's dating world ...[]



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