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Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well

New to the Collection - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well
Author: Angelou, Maya
Imprint: New York : : Random House
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
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Just Give Me A Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie

New to the Collection - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Just Give Me A Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie
Author: Angelou, Maya
Imprint: New York : : Random House
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
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Another remarkable collection of poetry from one of America's masters of the medium. The first part gathers together poems of love and nostalgic memory, while Part II portrays confrontations inherent in a racist society.



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I Shall Not Be Moved

New to the Collection - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: I Shall Not Be Moved
Author: Angelou, Maya
Imprint: New York : : Random House
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series:
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The best selling author presents a new collection of poems. This new volume of poetry captures the pain and triumph of being black and speaks out about history, heartbreak and love. From the Hardcover edition.



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And Still I Rise

New to the Collection - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: And Still I Rise
Author: Angelou, Maya
Imprint: New York : : Random House
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series:
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Maya Angelou's third poetry collection, a unique celebration of life, consists of rhythms of strength, love, and remembrance, songs of the street, and lyrics of the heart.



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The Big Chill

New to the Collection - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: The Big Chill
Author:
Imprint: [[United States] :, [New York, NY] :] : Columbia Pictures Industries and The Criterion Collection
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Series: Criterion collection
Description:

After the shocking suicide of their friend, a group of thirty-somethings reunite for his funeral and end up spending a weekend together, reminiscing about their shared pasts as children of the sixties and confronting the uncertainty of their lives as adults of the eighties.



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The Dog

New to the Collection - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: The Dog
Author: Livings, Jack
Imprint: New York : : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2371342.1)
Format: Book
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""Jack Livings's stories of China are marvels of the imagination." --Paul Harding, author of Tinkers Set in the shifting landscape of contemporary China, Jack Livings's The Dog explodes the country's cultural and social fault lines, revealing a nation accustomed to rations, bitter struggle, and the stranglehold of communism as it confronts a generation rife with the promise of unforeseen prosperity. In this riveting, richly imagined collection, a wealthy factory owner--once a rural peasant--refuses to help the victims of an earthquake until his daughter starts a relief effort of her own; a marginalized but powerful Uyghur gangster clashes with his homosexual grandson; and a dogged journalist is forced to resign as young writers in "pink Izod golf shirts and knockoff Italian loafers" write his stories out from under him. With spare, penetrating prose, Livings gives shape to the anonymous faces in the crowd and illuminates the tensions, ironies, and possibilities of life in modern China. As heartbreaking as it is hopeful, The Dog marks the debut of a startling and wildly imaginative new voice in fiction"--



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A Hard Day's Night

New to the Collection - Sun, 06/22/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: A Hard Day's Night
Author:
Imprint: [[Place of publication not identified] :, [United States] :] : Publisher not identified and The Criterion Collection
Call #: DVD FEATURE FILM HAR
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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London

New to the Collection - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: London / Hidden Interiors
Author: Davies, Philip
Imprint: Croxley Green : : Atlantic Publishing
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
Series:
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London's conserved heritage is presented by Philip Davies in an introductory essay, followed by an extraordinary collection of contemporary photographs showing 180 of London's best conserved and least known interiors, selected from a complete range of building types to convey the richness and diversity of the city's architectural heritage.



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Thunderstruck & Other Stories

New to the Collection - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Thunderstruck & Other Stories
Author: McCracken, Elizabeth
Imprint: [New York :, St. Paul, MN :] : Dial Press and 3M Cloud Library
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series:
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From the author of the beloved novel The Giant's House'finalist for the National Book Award'comes a beautiful new story collection, her first in twenty years. Laced through with the humor, the empathy, and the rare and magical descriptive powers that have led Elizabeth McCracken's fiction to be hailed as "exquisite" (The New York Times Book Review), "funny and heartbreaking" (The Boston Globe), and "a true marvel" (San Francisco Chronicle), these nine vibrant stories navigate the fragile space between love and loneliness. In "Property," selected by Geraldine Brooks for The Best American Short Stories, a young scholar, grieving the sudden death of his wife, decides to refurbish the Maine rental house they were to share together by removing his landlord's possessions. In "Peter Elroy: A Documentary by Ian Casey," the household of a successful filmmaker is visited years later by his famous first subject, whose trust he betrayed. In "The Lost & Found Department of Greater Boston," the manager of a grocery store becomes fixated on the famous case of a missing local woman, and on the fate of the teenage son she left behind. And in the unforgettable title story, a family makes a quixotic decision to flee to Paris for a summer, only to find their lives altered in an unimaginable way by their teenage daughter's risky behavior. In Elizabeth McCracken's universe, heartache is always interwoven with strange, charmed moments of joy and unexpected conversation with small children, the gift of a parrot with a bad French accent that remind us of the wonder and mystery of being alive. Thunderstruck & Other Stories shows this inimitable writer working at the full height of her powers. Advance praise for Thunderstruck & Other Stories "[Elizabeth] McCracken's short stories are like no others. Her distinctive voice, her slightly askew manner of looking at the world, her mix of mordant humor and tenderness, her sense of life's ironies, and the jolt of electricity at the end of each tale make her work arresting and memorable. . . . Readers will enjoy reading them twice, the first time quickly, because the plots are mesmerizing and strange, and the second to relish the dozens of images, apercus, and descriptions. . . . McCracken transforms life's dead ends into transformational visions."'Publishers Weekly (starred review) Praise for The Giant's House National Book Award finalist "This book is so lovely that, when you're reading, you'll want to sleep with it under your pillow."'Salon "Such is the incantatory power of McCracken's eccentric tale that by its close we are completely in the grip of its strangely conceived ardor. . . . I was reminded at various points of Harper Lee, Marjorie Kellogg, Carson McCullers, and Walker Percy."'The New Yorker Praise for Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry "Funny and heartbreaking . . . a terrific book . . . You could gulp [these stories] like heart-candy."'The Boston Sunday Globe "There's . . . a real grace of language here'a knack for quirky, precise description. . . . McCracken [has an] engaging voice, [a] sharp eye for those moments when the grotesque hides behind unexceptional and'and [an] ability to persuade us that what appears most unlikely is often most illuminating, and frequently most true."'Francine Prose, Los Angeles Times.



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Y tu mamá también

New to the Collection - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Y tu mamá también
Author:
Imprint: [[Place of publication not identified] :, [Irvington, New York] :] : publisher not identified and The Criterion Collection
Call #: DVD FOREIGN SPANISH Y
Format: DVD
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) , The Criterion collection
Description:

Two teens set off on a wild cross-country trip with seductive, 28-year-old Luisa. Luisa schools them in the finer points of passion, but will their mutual desire for her destroy their friendship forever?



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Átame!

New to the Collection - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Átame! / Tie me up! Tie me down!
Author:
Imprint: [[Place of publication not identified] :, [Irvington, New York] :] : publisher not identifed and The Criterion Collection
Call #: DVD FOREIGN SPANISH TIE
Format: DVD
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) , The Criterion Collection
Description:

An unbalanced but alluring former mental patient takes a B-movie porn star prisoner in the hopes of convincing her to marry him. A highly unconventional romance that came on the spike heels of Almod��var's international sensation Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, this is a splashy, sexy central work in the career of one of the world's most beloved and provocative auteurs



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Tie me up! Tie me down!

New to the Collection - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Tie me up! Tie me down!
Author:
Imprint: [United States] : : The Criterion Collection
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: DVD
Series:
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A rambunctious dark comedy. An unbalanced but alluring former mental patient takes a B-movie porn star prisoner in the hopes of convincing her to marry him. A highly unconventional romance that came on the spike heels of Almodovar's international sensation Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, this is a splashy, sexy central work in the career of one of the world's most beloved and provocative auteurs.



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Y tu mama tambien

New to the Collection - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Y tu mama tambien
Author:
Imprint: [United States] : : The Criterion Collection
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: DVD
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A pair of horny Mexico City teenagers from different classes who, after their girlfriend's jet off to Italy for the summer, are bewitched by a gorgeous older Spanish woman they meet at a wedding. When she agrees to accompany them on a trip to a faraway beach, the three forms an increasingly intense and sensual alliance that ultimately strips them both physically and emotionally bare.



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Have A Nice Guilt Trip

New to the Collection - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Have A Nice Guilt Trip
Author: Scottoline, Lisa
Imprint: Waterville, Maine : : Thorndike Press
Call #: 818 Sc43h
Format: Large Print
Series: Thorndike Press large print core series, Thorndike press large print core
Description:

No one does love and guilt like mothers and daughters; especially when they're Italian. Get ready for some wit, wisdom, and warmth from this new collection by the bestselling duo.



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Mélodies

New to the Collection - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Mélodies
Author: Degout, Stéphane
Imprint: [France] : : Naïve
Call #: CLASSICAL Collections DegoS MeLo
Format: Music CD
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The Scatter Here Is Too Great

New to the Collection - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: The Scatter Here Is Too Great
Author: Tanweer, Bilal
Imprint: New York, NY : : Harper
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
Series:
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A collection of novels-in-stories that "explores the complicated lives of ordinary people whose fates unexpectedly converge after a deadly bomb blast at a train station in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city"--Dust jacket flap.



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The Professor and the Siren

New to the Collection - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: The Professor and the Siren
Author: Tomasi di Lampedusa, Giuseppe
Imprint: New York : : New York Review Books
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
Series: New York Review Books Classics
Description:

"In the last two years of his life, the Sicilian aristocrat Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, in addition to his internationally celebrated novel, The Leopard, also composed three shorter pieces of fiction that confirm and expand our picture of his brilliant late-blooming talent. In the parable-like "Joy and the Law," a mediocre clerk in receipt of an unexpected supplement to his Christmas bonus (an awkwardly outsize version of the traditional panettone) finds his visions of domestic bliss upset by unwritten rules of honor and obligation. At the heart of the collection stands "The Siren" and its redoubtable hero, Professor La Ciura, the only Hellenist scholar to claim firsthand experience of ancient Greek--from the mouth of the beautiful half-human sea creature he loved in his youth. The volume closes with the last piece of writing completed by the author, "The Blind Kittens," a story originally conceived as the first chapter of a follow-up to The Leopard, a novel that would have traced the post-unification emergence of a new agrarian ruling class in Sicily, coarser than its predecessor but equally blind to the inexorable march of change. This elegant new translation of Lampedusa's complete short fiction, the first by a single hand, updates and corrects previously available English versions"--



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When A Grandpa Says "I Love You"

New to the Collection - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: When A Grandpa Says "I Love You"
Author: Wood, Douglas
Imprint: New York : : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Call #: J ON ORDER
Format: Book
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Explores some of the many and varied ways a grandfather can express his love, even without saying the words, such as by sharing his coin collection, holding hands when crossing the street, and attending tea parties.



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A Hard Day's Night

New to the Collection - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: A Hard Day's Night
Author:
Imprint: [[Place of publication not identified] :, [United States] :] : Publisher not identified and The Criterion Collection
Call #: BLU-RAY FEATURE FILM HAR
Format: Blu-ray Disc
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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John Singer Sargent Watercolors

New to the Collection - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: John Singer Sargent Watercolors
Author: Sargent, John Singer
Imprint: Boston, Mass. : Brooklyn, N.Y. : : MFA Publications Brooklyn Museum
Call #: 759.13 Sa24hirs
Format: Book
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John Singer Sargent's approach to watercolor was unconventional. Disregarding contemporary aesthetic standards that called for carefully delineated and composed landscapes filled with transparent washes, his confidently bold, dense strokes, loosely defined forms, and unexpected vantage points startled critics and fellow practitioners alike. One reviewer of an exhibition in London proclaimed him "an eagle in a dove-cote"; another called his work "swagger" watercolors. For Sargent, watercolors were not so much about swagger as about a renewed and liberated approach to painting. His vision became more personal and his works began to interconnect as he considered the way one image--often of friends or favorite places--enhanced another. Sargent chose to participate in only two major watercolor exhibitions in the United States during his lifetime. John Singer Sargent Watercolors reunites nearly one hundred works from these two collections for the first time.



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