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Hot Summer Nights

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Hot Summer Nights
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Imprint: New York : : Berkley SensationPenguin Group (USA) Inc.
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
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A collection of four stories by different authors about women finding summer love includes Jessica Clare's "The legend of Jane," in which blogger Luanne attracts the attention of Officer Hank Sharp when she is caught trespassing.[]



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Skinny Slow Cooker

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Skinny Slow Cooker / More Than 150 Calorie-smart Recipes That Cook While You're Away
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Imprint: Boston, MA : : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
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A slow cooker is the ultimate convenience appliance: it allows you to have a healthful dinner your whole family will love when they get home. Better Homes and Gardens Skinny Slow Cooker will help you eat delicious, hearty food and feel good about feeding your family one meal instead of cooking multiple dishes. Every time you turn to this book, you'll know that any of the 150 recipes will provide nutritious, hearty meals. Every recipe, for dishes like Spiced Pork with Squash and Vegetable Stew with Cornmeal Dumplings, features calorie counts and nutrition information. Tips will help you make healthful choices when you shop and cook, and the more than 100 photos and bright design will turn this inspiring collection into an everyday resource.[]



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Suicide Mission

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Suicide Mission
Author: Johnstone, William W.
Imprint: New York : : Pinnacle Books
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series:
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"Former CIA agent and soldier of fortune "Wild Bill" Elliott thought he was done with impossible missions. But that was before a group of Islamic fanatics teamed up with a Mexican drug cartel to establish a terrorist training camp on America's southern border--and Elliot is tapped by the government to wipe out their base. To do this Elliott recruits a squad of hardened lifers plucked out of the U.S. maximum security prisons--a terrifying collection of brutal killers, armed robbers, and savage felons, convicts so out of control they could blow up the mission at any moment. Whipping this ragtag bunch into an assault force capable of infiltrating the terrorist death-trap will be the greatest challenge Elliott's ever faced. Getting them out alive? That could be a problem"--Publisher.[]



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Talk Before Sleep

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Talk Before Sleep / A Novel
Author: Berg, Elizabeth
Imprint: New York. : : Ballantine Books
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
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What do women talk about when they know they don't have forever? They talk about what they have always talked about, only they go deeper and more honest: with outrageous humor they try to mitigate pain. Intimate and uncensored sharing, the kind of connection women prize, is at the heart of this deeply moving novel about the grit and power of female friends.[]



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Face Me When You Walk Away

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Face Me When You Walk Away
Author: Freemantle, Brian
Imprint: New York : : Open Road Integrated Media
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
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After his release from a Siberian gulag, a Soviet negotiator discovers that freedom in Russia can be just as dangerous as imprisonment Josef Bultova nearly died in a Russian prison camp. Once one of the Soviet Union & rsquo;s most adept international negotiators, his work with the West grew so intimate that the suspicious Politburo exiled him to Siberia. The meager food, heavy work, and bitter cold took its toll, sapping his strength until, just as he was sure he could no longer go on, the Politburo let him go. Now Josef has a new assignment: shepherding a provincial Russian author whose evocative portrayals of life in the impoverished countryside have him on the shortlist for the Nobel Prize. Josef & rsquo;s task is to ensure that the author wins the prize & mdash;whatever the cost. But as Moscow watches his every move, Josef realizes that he may not have escaped the gulag after all. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle including rare photos from the author & rsquo;s personal collection.[]



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Gold

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Gold
Author: Evans, Jonathan
Imprint: New York : : Open Road Integrated Media
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
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A Saudi prince’s grab for wealth plunges the world’s superpowers into chaosAs the first in line for the Saudi throne, Prince Tefwik Hassan cannot afford public embarrassment. So when he loses his fortune in a failed scheme to corner the world’s reserves of silver, Hassan is left scrambling. To recoup his millions, he devises an intricate plan that spans the globe and involves players from the upper echelons of both American and Soviet power: Hassan begins buying gold. The plan requires incredible international coordination, from the wood-paneled halls of London banks, to the arid fields of South Africa, to the frigid wastes of the Soviet Union. Every greedy man in the world wants a piece of Prince Hassan’s plot, and when such dangerous men turn on each other, pandemonium ensues. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.[]



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Goodbye to An Old Friend

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Goodbye to An Old Friend
Author: Freemantle, Brian
Imprint: New York : : Open Road Integrated Media
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
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At the height of the Cold War, a British intelligence agent investigates a Russian defector with a deadly secretAdrian Dodds is a man without hobbies, friends, or family, who works a very peculiar job. Though he looks like a pencil pusher, he is a British counter-intelligence agent. In his own quiet, bureaucratic way, Dodds is vital to the security of the United Kingdom. His latest assignment is debriefing Viktor Pavel, a Soviet aeronautics genius who escapes his handlers to become the Cold War’s most high-profile defector. Can he be trusted, or was he sent over as part of an elaborate Russian ruse? The truth is more complex than Dodds can imagine. Based on years of experience covering foreign affairs for English newspapers, this is one of the first novels by Brian Freemantle, one of the finest espionage authors of the Cold War. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.[]



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Dead End

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Dead End
Author: Freemantle, Brian
Imprint: New York : : Open Road Integrated Media
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series:
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A scientist’s miraculous discovery pits him against a multinational drug company in a fight for his life Richard Parnell is one of the leading minds in gene therapy research, and he expects the job at Dubette, Inc., to be his first step to a Nobel Prize. But when he arrives at the American pharmaceutical giant, he finds himself shut out of the main avenues of research, isolated from the cutting edge in a way he has never been before. To force his way into the inner circle, he must forgo ethics. By testing a new gene therapy on human subjects, Parnell hits upon something miraculous. A shot from his syringe makes AIDS victims recover and tumors disappear. The corporate heads at Dubette are thrilled, and rush Parnell’s brilliant discovery to market. But what is he to do when he learns that, far from being a miracle cure, his breakthrough may actually be a recipe for certain death? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.[]



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Bark

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Bark / Stories
Author: Moore, Lorrie
Imprint: New York : : Alfred A. Knopf , Made available by OverDrive
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
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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 and 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 and the hallmark of life in Lorrie-Moore-land. From the Hardcover edition.[]



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Like someone in love

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Like someone in love
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Imprint: [United States] : : The Criterion Collection
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: DVD
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Over a period of two days, a young prostitute and a widower develop an unexpected connection.[]



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Brando's Smile

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Brando's Smile / His Life, Thought, and Work
Author: Mizruchi, Susan L.
Imprint: New York : : W.W. Norton & Company
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2342090.1)
Format: Book
Series:
Description:

Drawing from the actor's personal letters, audiotapes and annotations on screenplays and books, the author paints a unique picture of the legendary star's off-screen life including his embrace of foreign cultures and his collection of 4,000 books.



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Motherland, Fatherland, Homelandsexuals

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Motherland, Fatherland, Homelandsexuals
Author: Lockwood, Patricia
Imprint: New York : : Penguin Books
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2342101.1)
Format: Book
Series: Penguin poets
Description:

"A breathtaking new collection from one of today's boldest and most adventurous poets; Colloquial and incantatory, the poems in Patricia Lockwood's second collection address the most urgent questions of our time, like: what if a deer did porn? Is America going down on Canada? What happens when Niagara Falls gets drunk at a wedding? Is it legal to marry a stuffed owl exhibit? What would Walt Whitman's tit-pics look like? Why isn't anyone named Gary anymore? Did the Hatfield and McCoy babies ever fall in love? The steep tilt of Lockwood's lines sends the reader snowballing downhill, accumulating pieces of the scenery with every turn. The poems' subject is the natural world, but their images would never occur in nature. This book is serious and funny at the same time, like a big grave with a clown lying in it. "--[]



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Eruv

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Eruv
Author: Green, Eryn
Imprint: New Haven : : Yale University Press
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2342102.1)
Format: Book
Series: Yale series of younger poets
Description:

"Eryn Green's Eruv is the latest winner of the oldest annual literary award in the United States, which originated in 1919 to showcase the works of exceptional American poets under the age of forty. Green joins an esteemed roster of past winners that includes Adrienne Rich, John Ashbery, W. S. Merwin, and Robert Hass, and as Carl Phillips, competition judge and chancellor of the American Academy of Poets, points out, this collection "reminds us how essential wilderness is to poetry-a wilderness in terms of how form and language both reinvent and get reinvented." Taking its title from the Hebrew word for a ritual enclosure that opens from private into public spaces, Eruv includes poems of love, sadness, and pathos while celebrating the power of ritual and untamed landscapes. Just as a larger home can be fashioned out of communally shared alleyways and courtyards, with passages enabling movement from one world to another, Green's poems provide a similar doorway into a deeper understanding of ourselves"--[]



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A Few Drops of Blood

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: A Few Drops of Blood
Author: Weiss, Jan Merete
Imprint: New York : : Soho Crime
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
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Leon

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Leon / Fast Vegetarian
Author: Baxter, Jane
Imprint: London : : Conran Octopus
Call #: 641.5636 L579b
Format: Book
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Leon Fast Vegetarian, created by Leon co-founder Henry Dimbleby and food writer Jane Baxter, explores the flavorful, vibrant meals that can be created from the wonderful range of vegetables on offer. Leon's 13 restaurants in the UK are all about delicious, healthy fast food made from sustainable ingredients and that's the philosophy at the heart of this book. Eating less - or no - meat has become key to the way many of us cook and this collection of really simple recipes is a treat for vegivores everywhere. As with any Leon book, cooking is not about spending hours in the kitchen but bringing family and friends together with simple, gutsy, happy food. Collects over 150 simple vegetarian recipes, including options for main dishes, sides, pickles and chutneys, and desserts.[]



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Capital in the Twenty-first Century

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Capital in the Twenty-first Century
Author: Piketty, Thomas
Imprint: Cambridge, Massachusetts : : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Call #: 339.2 P636
Format: Book
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Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eighteenth century, to uncover key economic and social patterns and shows that modern economic growth and the diffusion of knowledge have allowed us to avoid inequalities. He argues, however, that the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth will generate extreme inequalities that stir discontent and undermine democratic values if political action is not taken.[]



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The Address

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: The Address
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Imprint: Arlington, VA : : PBS Distribution
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: DVD
Series: Ken Burns' America collection, Ken Burns
Description:

" At the tiny Greenwood School in the small New England town of Putney, Vermont, its roughly 50 students, boys from the ages 11 to 17 are asked each year to memorize the Gettysburg Address. This would be a daunting assignment for any student, but the boys at Greenwood all suffer from learning differences that have made their personal, academic and social progress extremely challenging. " -- container[]



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The Omicron Legion

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: The Omicron Legion
Author: Land, Jon
Imprint: New York, NY : : Open Road Integrated Media
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series:
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A mysterious league of elite assassins targets ninety-six of the most powerful people in America, and Blaine McCracken must stop them before the murderers bring the country to its knees There are ninety-six names on the list. They are those of businessmen, judges, and senators—the nation’s wealthiest and most powerful. And they are all going to die. A man named Takahashi has hired the world’s finest assassins to eliminate these men in secrecy and style, crossing names off the list without raising any suspicion. And they are killing ahead of schedule. But someone has noticed the pattern of these seemingly unrelated deaths, and she knows enough to call Blaine McCracken. Takahashi didn’t consider the rogue American agent, and that is a grave mistake. His carefully orchestrated vendetta is just the sort of thing that McCracken lives to upset. He has made a career teaching lessons to those who underestimate him, and Takahashi’s league of assassins is next. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jon Land including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.[]



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High Plains Hearts

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: High Plains Hearts / Three-in-one Collection
Author: Spaeth, Janet
Imprint: Uhrichsville, Ohio : : Barbour Publishing
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series:
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Travel to the plains in three North Dakota romances where dreams grow big and hearts are drawn to love. When coffeehouse owner Jake shows interest in Angel's Roost gift shop owner Tess's angelic wares, Tess wonders about their futureand what Jake really believes about angels. Lily has suffered a string of devastating losses. Maybe helping rebuild flood-destroyed Wildwood will revive her dreams, too. When a sale ad for a defunct North Dakota resort blew up against Olivia's Boston-bound car, it caught her attention, then her determination to bring new life there again.[]



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Wild about Harry

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Wild about Harry
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Imprint: Don Mills, Ontario : : Harlequin
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series: Bestselling author collection
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