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Brown Dog

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Brown Dog / Novellas
Author: Harrison, Jim
Imprint: [Ashland, Or.] : : Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Call #: Downloadable Audiobook
Format: Downloadable Audiobook
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Description:

New York Times bestselling author Jim Harrison is one of Americas most beloved writers, and of all his creations, Brown Dog-- a bawdy, reckless, down-on-his-luck Michigan Indian--has earned cult status with readers in the more than two decades since his first appearance. For the first time, Brown Dog gathers all the Brown Dog novellas, including one never before published, into one volume, the ideal introduction (or reintroduction) to Harrison's irresistible Everyman. In these novellas, BD rescues the preserved body of an Indian from Lake Superior's cold waters, overindulges in food, drink, and women while just scraping by in Michigan's Upper Peninsula; wanders Los Angeles in search of an ersatz Native activist who stole his bearskin; adopts two Native children; and flees the authorities then returns across the Canadian border aboard an Indian rock band's tour bus. The collection culminates with 'He Dog,' never before published, which finds BD marginally employed and still looking for love (or sometimes just a few beers and a roll in the hay) as he goes on a road trip from Michigan to Montana and back, arriving home to the prospect of family stability, and, perhaps, a chance at redemption. Brown Dog underscores Harrison's place as one of America's most irrepressible writers and one of the finest practitioners of the novella form.[]



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The Edge of the Precipice

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: The Edge of the Precipice / Why Read Literature in the Digital Age?
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Imprint: Montreal ; Kingston : : McGill-Queen's University Press
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
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"Can a case be made for reading literature in the digital age? Does literature still matter in this era of instant information? Is it even possible to advocate for serious, sustained reading with all manner of social media distracting us, fragmenting our concentration, and demanding short, rapid communication? In The Edge of the Precipice, Paul Socken brings together a thoughtful group of writers, editors, philosophers, librarians, archivists, and literary critics from Canada, the US, France, England, South Africa, and Australia to contemplate the state of literature in the twenty-first century. Including essays by outstanding contributors such as Alberto Manguel, Mark Kingwell, Lori Saint-Martin, Sven Birkerts, Katia Grubisic, Drew Nelles, and J. Hillis Miller, this collection presents a range of perspectives about the importance of reading literature today." -- Publisher website.[]



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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry / A Novel
Author: Zevin, Gabrielle
Imprint: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
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When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A. J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family and associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life.[]



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Live in concert

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Live in concert / the Juilliard Theater, April 29, 1980
Author: Reisenberg, Nadia
Imprint: [New York] : : Roméo Records
Call #: CLASSICAL Collections ReisN Live
Format: Music CD
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Great Beauty

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Great Beauty
Author:
Imprint: The Criterion Collection
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: DVD
Series:
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The Best of Punch Cartoons in Colour

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: The Best of Punch Cartoons in Colour
Author:
Imprint: London : : Prion
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2327438.1)
Format: Book
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The finest cartoons from the legendary Punch magazine in one collection. The Best of Punch Cartoons is a superb new book. This, the biggest collection of cartoons ever published from the most famous humour magazine of them all, is packed with superb gags and beautiful artwork by some of the world's finest artists of the past two centuries. The page size is huge, showing the cartoon art off in the best possible manner. And at more than 600 pages, this book is an essential purchase for any fan of cartoons, visual humour or of the legendary Punch magazine. The cartoons are portrayed in chronological order, from 1841 to the end of the twentieth century, with special features on themes that inspired Punch's artists, the magazine's famed political cartoons - the 'Big Cuts' - and some of the magazine's most prominent cartoonists.



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The Opposite of Loneliness

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: The Opposite of Loneliness / Essays & Stories
Author: Keegan, Marina
Imprint: New York : : Scribner
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
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"An affecting and hope-filled posthumous collection of essays and stories from the talented young Yale graduate whose title essay captured the world's attention in 2012 and turned her into an icon for her generation. Marina Keegan's star was on the rise when she graduated magna cum laude from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at The New Yorker. Tragically, five days after graduation, Marina died in a car crash. As her family, friends, and classmates, deep in grief, joined to create a memorial service for Marina, her deeply affecting last essay for The Yale Daily News, "The Opposite of Loneliness," went viral, receiving more than 1.4 million hits. Even though she was just twenty-two years old when she died, Marina left behind a rich, deeply expansive trove of prose that, like her title essay, capture the hope, uncertainty, and possibility of her generation. Her short story, "Cold Pastoral," was published in NewYorker.com just months after her death. The Opposite of Loneliness is an assemblage of Marina's essays and stories, which, like The Last Lecture, articulate the universal struggle that all of us face as we figure out what we aspire to be, and how we harness our talents to impact the world"--[]



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The Color Master

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: The Color Master / Stories
Author: Bender, Aimee
Imprint: Waterville, Maine : : Thorndike Press
Call #: F BENDER, A.
Format: Large Print
Series: Thorndike Press large print basic series, Thorndike Press large print basic
Description:

In this collection, Bender's unique talents sparkle brilliantly in stories about people searching for connection through love, sex, and family ... while navigating the often painful realities of their lives. A traumatic event unfolds when a girl with flowing hair of golden wheat appears in an apple orchard, where a group of people await her. A woman plays out a prostitution fantasy with her husband and finds she cannot go back to her old sex life. An ugly woman marries an ogre and struggles to decide if she should stay with him after he mistakenly eats their children. Two sisters travel deep into Malaysia, where one learns the art of mending tigers who have been ripped to shreds.[]



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The Science of Herself

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: The Science of Herself / Plus, "The Motherhood Statement" ; And, "The Pelican Bar" ; And, "More Exuberant than Is Strictly Tasteful" : Outspoken Interview ; And, "The Further Adventures of the Invisible Man"
Author: Fowler, Karen Joy
Imprint: Oakland, Calif. : : PM Press
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
Series: PM Press outspoken authors series
Description:

This collection of short stories--part of PM Press's Outspoken Author's series--features a historical science fiction narrative of England's first female paleontologist, but also includes other tales of family woes, invisibility, and an interview with the author.[]



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The Frangipani Hotel

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: The Frangipani Hotel
Author: Kupersmith, Violet
Imprint: New York : : Spiegel & Grau
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
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A collection of linked short stories about ghosts and hauntings in modern Vietnam and in the Vietnamese-American community. Some are inspired by old Vietnamese legends but reimagined in the post-1975 world--Provided by publisher.



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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Academy Award-nominated Animation

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Academy Award-nominated Animation / Golden Gems
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Imprint: Burbank, California : : Warner Home Video
Call #: J ON ORDER
Format: DVD
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Collection of short animated films from several studios that have either won an Academy award or been nominated for the award, featuring characters such as Tom & Jerry and Bugs Bunny.



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Nashville

Sun, 12/29/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Nashville
Author:
Imprint: [Irvington, New York] : : The Criterion Collection
Call #: DVD FEATURE FILM NAS
Format: DVD
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) , The Criterion collection
Description:

A cornerstone of 1970s American filmmaking from Robert Altman, Nashville weaves the stories of 24 characters--from country star to wannabe to reporter to waitress--into a cinematic tapestry that is equal parts comedy, tragedy, and musical. It showcases Altman's ability to get to the heart of American life via its eccentric byways, and barrels forward to an unforgettable conclusion.



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Poucette

Sun, 12/29/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Poucette
Author: Andersen, H. C.
Imprint: [Paris] : : Flammarion
Call #: J ON ORDER XX(2322999.1)
Format: Book
Series: Collection "Les albums du Père Castor"
Description:



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Nashville

Sun, 12/29/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Nashville
Author:
Imprint: [Irvington, New York] : : The Criterion Collection
Call #: BLU-RAY FEATURE FILM NAS
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) , The Criterion collection
Description:

A cornerstone of 1970s American filmmaking from Robert Altman, Nashville weaves the stories of 24 characters--from country star to wannabe to reporter to waitress--into a cinematic tapestry that is equal parts comedy, tragedy, and musical. It showcases Altman's ability to get to the heart of American life via its eccentric byways, and barrels forward to an unforgettable conclusion.



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Problems With People

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Problems With People / Stories
Author: Guterson, David
Imprint: New York : : Alfred A. Knopf
Call #: F GUTERSON, D.
Format: Book
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A collection of ten stories that explores themes of love and the human drive to connect with others.[]



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Small Plates

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Small Plates / Short Fiction
Author: Page, Katherine Hall
Imprint: New York : : William Morrow
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
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"Agatha Award winner Katherine Hall Page presents a book of short stories featuring her famed heroine Faith Fairchild. For years, Katherine Hall Page has delighted readers with her Faith Fairchild series, each book like a delicious, satisfying meal. Now, Page has whipped up a tasty collection of appetizing bites. In "The Body in the Dunes," Faith's vacation offers more excitement than she and her husband bargained for when a terrified woman knocks on their hotel room door looking to hide from her husband. A case hits close to home in "The Proof is Always in the Pudding," when Faith investigates a generations-old superstition that has been passed down in her husband's family. Faith and her sister, Hope, counsel a bride-to-be suffering a number of alarming "accidents" before the big day in "Across the Pond." In "Sliced," Faith switches from contestant to detective when a killer reality television cooking competition turns deadly. Small Plates also includes some irresistible standalone treats, including the Agatha Award-winning "The Would-Be Widower," about a husband who longs to be rid of his wife, and "Hiding Places" in which a young wife's new husband may not be all that he appears" --[]



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National Trust Complete Country Cookbook

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: National Trust Complete Country Cookbook
Author: Mason, Laura
Imprint: London : : National Trust
Call #: 641.5941 M399
Format: Book
Series:
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"A collection of 200 delicious country recipes from the National Trust which celebrates the wonderful heritage of traditional recipes from around Britain"--Page 4 of cover.[]



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Truthful Fictions

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Truthful Fictions / Conversations with American Biographical Novelists
Author: Lackey, Michael
Imprint: New York ; London : : Bloomsbury Academic
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2322741.1)
Format: Book
Series:
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"In this new collection of interviews, some of America's most prominent novelists identify the key intellectual developments that led to the rise of the contemporary biographical novel, discuss the kind of historical 'truth' this novel communicates, indicate why this narrative form is superior to the traditional historical novel, and reflect on the ideas and characters central to their individual works. These interviews do more than just define an innovative genre of contemporary fiction. They provide a precise way of understanding the complicated relationship and pregnant tensions between contextualized thinking and historical representation, interdisciplinary studies and 'truth' production, and fictional reality and factual constructions. By focusing on classical and contemporary debates regarding the nature of the historical novel, this volume charts the forces that gave birth to a new incarnation of this genre"--



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One More Thing

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: One More Thing
Author: Novak, B. J.
Imprint: [Westminster, MD] : : Books on Tape
Call #: CD NOVAK, B.
Format: Audiobook CD
Series:
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A boy wins a $100,000 prize in a box of Frosted Flakes, only to discover that claiming the winnings may unravel his family. A woman sets out to seduce motivational speaker Tony Robbins. A school principal unveils a bold plan to permanently abolish arithmetic. An acclaimed ambulance driver seeks the courage to become a singer-songwriter. Author John Grisham contemplates a monumental typo. These and many more short stories are included in an original debut collection.[]



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Doctor Who

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Doctor Who / 11 Doctors 11 Stories
Author:
Imprint: London : : Puffin
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
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This print edition is the culmination of a year-long series of ebooks to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the hit BBC series, Doctor Who. Eleven stories, eleven authors, eleven unique interpretations of the Doctor: his terrifying alien enemies and his time-travelling adventures.



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