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The Fame Lunches

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: The Fame Lunches / On Wounded Icons, Money, Sex, the Importance of Handbags, and Other Cultural Inquiries
Author: Merkin, Daphne
Imprint: New York : : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
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"A collection of essays on everything from handbags to John Updike, lip gloss to Michael Jackson, and everything in between"--



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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
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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
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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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The Truth Is A Cave in the Black Mountains

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: The Truth Is A Cave in the Black Mountains / A Tale of Travel and Darkness With Pictures of All Kinds
Author: Gaiman, Neil
Imprint: New York : : William Morrow & Co
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2344512.1)
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"[A] haunting story of family, the otherworld, and a search for hidden treasure" --[]



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Zombie Stories

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Zombie Stories
Author: Maberry, Jonathan
Imprint: [Ashland, Or.] : : Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Call #: Downloadable Audiobook
Format: Downloadable Audiobook
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A quirky collection of stories starring the undead, including four army reservists' tale of holding a small, rural bridge in the early days of a zombie apocalypse, and a comedic tale of idiot moonshiners, a comet, gangsters, and, of course, zombies.[]



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The Fairies Collection

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: The Fairies Collection / No. 1
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Imprint: [New York] : : Listening Library
Call #: Downloadable Audiobook
Format: Downloadable Audiobook
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Tinker Bell is the best fairy in all of Pixie Hollow. But then she loses her tinker's hammer. The good news is that Tink has a spare hammer. The bad news is that she left it at Peter Pan's hideout and they're no longer speaking! Will Tink be able to make up with her old friend, or will she have to give up her talent forever? There's nothing Beck likes more than speaking with the animals. Then her funny little firend, Twitter, tells her that was has broken out between the hummingbirds and the chipmunks. Soon the blackberries start flying and fairies are getting caught in the crossfire. It's up to Beck to get to the bottom of things.[]



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The Beatles Are Here!

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: The Beatles Are Here! / Fifty Years After the Band Arrived in America, Writers, Musicians, and Other Fans Remember
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Imprint: Chapel Hill, N.C. : : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
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The Beatles Are Here! explores the emotional impact--some might call it hysteria--of the Fab Four's February 1964 arrival on our shores through the voices of those who witnessed it, those who were swept up in it indirectly, and those who, born too late, came to love the band decades after they broke up. Contributors--writers, musicians, and public figures--describe in essays, oral histories, and other ways how they were inspired and changed by the Beatles. Conceived as 'a scrapbook of madness,' in John Lennon's famous words, this collection arose from writer Penelope Rowland's own Beatlemaniac phase, when she was one of four screaming girls captured in an iconic photograph that has been published around the world. In the book, musician Billy Joel and actor Alec Baldwin reminisce about being kids on Long Island when the Beatles arrived; humor writer Joe Queenan recalls that when he first heard 'She Loves You,' at age thirteen, it 'was the first time in my life I heard a song that seemed to belong to me'; photographer Henry Grossman takes us into the audience of The Ed Sullivan Show--where the Beatles first appeared--and then on tour with the band. The Beatles Are Here! is a celebration of the myth, the reality, the phenomenon, the era. Where did the Beatles take us, what did they deliver us from, and finally, what do they mean to us now?[]



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Clockwork Fairy Tales

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Clockwork Fairy Tales / A Collection of Steampunk Fables
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Imprint: New York : : RocPenguin Group
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
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"Fairy tales turn steampowered in this collection of short stories by some of today's best science fiction and fantasy authors including: Jay Lake - Sleeping Beauty (Charles Perrault) Kat Richardson - The Tinderbox (Hans Christian Anderson) Paul Di Filippo - The King of the Gold Mountain (The Brothers Grimm) K. W. Jeter - The Red Shoes (Hans Christian Anderson) Steven Harper - Baba Yaga (Russian folk tale) Philippa Balantine - The Wild Swans (Hans Christian Anderson) And more"--[]



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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Truth Is Fragmentry

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Truth Is Fragmentry / Travelogues & Diaries
Author: Bell, Gabrielle
Imprint: Minneapolis, MN : : Uncivilized Books
Call #: GRAPHIC NOVEL 910 B433
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A collection of comic diaries kept by the author between 2010-2013 when attending various comic festivals.



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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)
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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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