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Motor City Blue

New to the Collection - Wed, 08/28/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Motor City Blue
Author: Estleman, Loren D.
Imprint: New York : : Open Road Integrated Media
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
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An aged mobster’s adopted daughter disappears, and Detroit PI Amos Walker is the only man tough enough to seek her outIt has been years since Ben Morningstar retired. The feared mobster, now decades past his prime, left his deadly business behind and retired to Phoenix. His only concern now is Maria, daughter of a long-ago murdered friend, whom Morningstar has raised as his own. When she disappears, the old man goes into action once more. When Morningstar comes to Detroit, he seeks out Amos Walker to aid him in his search. A Vietnam veteran thrown out of the Police Academy for slugging a fellow cadet, Walker is a hard man in a ruined city, scratching out a living looking for lost things. Maria’s trail is cold—the only clue a faded pornographic snapshot—but Walker is the toughest man in Detroit, and won’t give in no matter how dangerous the journey becomes. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Loren D. Estleman including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.



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Hexed

New to the Collection - Wed, 08/28/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Hexed
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Imprint: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : : Tantor Media
Call #: Downloadable Audiobook
Format: Book
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Four of the bestselling names in romance and fantasy come together in this collection of thrilling novellas featuring powerful women who know how to handle a hex or two.



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Lethal Legacy

New to the Collection - Wed, 08/28/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Lethal Legacy / A Novel
Author: Fairstein, Linda A.
Imprint: New York : : Doubleday
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
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Assistant district attorney Alex Cooper and her crew are drawn into the strange and privileged world of rich collectors, eccentric library trustees, and the treasures of the great New York Public Library after a librarian disappears and a woman's corpse turns up in the missing librarian's abandoned apartment.



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The Condition

New to the Collection - Wed, 08/28/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: The Condition / A Novel
Author: Haigh, Jennifer
Imprint: New York : : HarperAudio
Call #: Downloadable Audiobook
Format: Book
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The condition tells the story of the McKotches, a proper New England family that comes apart during one fateful summer. The year is 1976, and the family has embarked on their annual vacation to Cape Cod. One day, Frank is struck by his thirteen-year-old daughter, Gwen, standing a full head shorter than her younger cousin. At that moment he knows something is terribly wrong with his only daughter. Twenty years after Gwen's diagnosis with Turner's Syndrome--a genetic condition that traps her forever in the body of a child--all five family members are still dealing with the fallout. Frank and Paulette are acrimoniously divorced. Billy is dutiful but distant. His brother, Scott, awakens from a pot-addled adolescence to a soul-killing job and a regrettable marriage. And Gwen is silent and emotionally aloof, until she falls in love for the first time. And suddenly, once again, the family's world is tilted on its axis.



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White Teeth

New to the Collection - Wed, 08/28/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: White Teeth / A Novel
Author: Smith, Zadie
Imprint: New York : : Vintage International
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
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Wild Rosemary & Lemon Cake

New to the Collection - Mon, 08/26/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Wild Rosemary & Lemon Cake / A Collection of Italian Recipes
Author: Caldesi, Katie
Imprint: London : : Hardie Grant Books
Call #: 641.5945 C146
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This Is the Story of A Happy Marriage

New to the Collection - Mon, 08/26/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: This Is the Story of A Happy Marriage
Author: Patchett, Ann
Imprint: [United States] : : Harper Collins Publishers
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Spoken-word CD
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Ann Patchett is shining the light on her own world in this collection of entertaining and heart-warming essays. She shares stories of her childhood, her early writing, personal travels, life in Nashville, and the important friendships she's made along the way.



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Wild Rosemary and Lemon Cake

New to the Collection - Mon, 08/26/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Wild Rosemary and Lemon Cake / A Collection of Italian Recipes from the Amalfi Coast
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Imprint: Hardie Grant Books
Call #: ON ORDER XX(2290880.1)
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Never Forgotten

New to the Collection - Mon, 08/26/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Never Forgotten
Author: McKissack, Pat
Imprint: Prince Frederick, MD : : Recorded Books , Distributed by OneClick Digital
Call #: Downloadable Audiobook
Format: Book
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In eighteenth-century West Africa, a boy raised by his blacksmith father and the Mother Elements--Wind, Fire, Water, and Earth--is captured and taken to America as a slave.



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Between My Father and the King

New to the Collection - Sun, 08/25/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Between My Father and the King / New and Uncollected Stories
Author: Frame, Janet
Imprint: New York : : Counterpoint
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
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This brand new collection of 28 short stories spans the length of Frame's career and contains some of the best she wrote. None of these stories have been published in a collection before, and more than half are published for the first time in Between My Father and the King.The piece 'Gorse is Not People' caused Frame a setback in 1954, when Charles Brasch rejected it for publication in Landfall and, along with others for one reason or other, deliberately remained unpublished during her lifetime. Previously published pieces have appeared in Harper's Bazaar.



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The Dragon's Boy

New to the Collection - Sun, 08/25/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: The Dragon's Boy
Author: Yolen, Jane
Imprint: New York : : Open Road
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
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Before the legendary Arthur became king, he took lessons from a dragon. Artos is a lonely child, teased or ignored by the other boys in the castle of Sir Ector. One day, he follows Sir Ectors runaway hound into a mysterious, dark cave, where he encounters a dragon who offers him the gift of wisdom.Both frightened and intrigued, Artos becomes the dragons student and gains what hes always longed for: the friendship and respect of other boys. Under the guidance of the dragon, Artoss life begins to take shape in a way he could never have imagined. But has Artos really learned everything the dragon has to teach? And what does the dragon mean when he refers to him as Artos Pendragon, or Arthur son of dragon? This ebook features a personal history by Jane Yolen including rare images from the authors personal collection,as well as a note from the author about the making of the book.



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Between Man and Beast

New to the Collection - Sun, 08/25/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Between Man and Beast / An Unlikely Explorer, the Evolution Debates, and the African Adventure That Took the Victorian World by Storm
Author: Reel, Monte
Imprint: New York : : Books on Tape
Call #: Downloadable Audiobook
Format: Book
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The unbelievably riveting adventure of an unlikely young explorer who emerged from the jungles of Africa with evidence of a mysterious, still mythical beast--the gorilla--only to stumble straight into the center of the biggest debate of the day: Darwin's theory of evolution. In 1856 Paul Du Chaillu marched into the equatorial wilderness of West Africa determined to bag an animal that, according to legend, was nothing short of a monster. When he emerged three years later, the summation of his efforts only hinted at what he'd experienced in one of the most dangerous regions on earth. Armed with an astonishing collection of zoological specimens, Du Chaillu leapt from the physical challenges of the jungle straight into the center of the biggest issues of the time--the evolution debate, racial discourse, the growth of Christian fundamentalism--and helped push each to unprecedented intensities. He experienced instant celebrity, but with that fame came whispers--about his past, his credibility, and his very identity--which would haunt the young man. Grand in scope, immediate in detail, and propulsively readable, Between Man and Beast brilliantly combines Du Chaillu's personal journey with the epic tale of a world hovering on the sharp edge of transformation.



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We Live in Water

New to the Collection - Sun, 08/25/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: We Live in Water
Author: Walter, Jess
Imprint: [New York] : : Harper Audio
Call #: Downloadable Audiobook
Format: Book
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Walter's collection of short fiction the first collection of short fiction is a suite of diverse, often comic stories about personal struggle and diminished dreams, all of them marked by the wry wit and generosity of spirit that has made him one of our most talked-about writers.



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The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

New to the Collection - Sun, 08/25/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
Author: Mathis, Ayana
Imprint: New York : : Alfred A. KnopfDoubleday
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
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The story of an African American family held together with a mother's grit and monumental courage.



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What Makes This Book So Great

New to the Collection - Thu, 08/22/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: What Makes This Book So Great
Author: Walton, Jo
Imprint: New York : : Tor
Call #: 813.08 W239
Format: Book
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"As any reader of Jo Walton's Among Others might guess, Walton is both an inveterate reader of SF and fantasy, and a chronic re-reader of books. In 2008, then-new science-fiction mega-site Tor.com asked Walton to blog regularly about her re-reading--about all kinds of older fantasy and SF, ranging from acknowledged classics, to guilty pleasures, to forgotten oddities and gems. These posts have consistently been among the most popular features of Tor.com. Now this volumes presents a selection of the best of them, ranging from short essays to long reassessments of some of the field's most ambitious series. Among Walton's many subjects here are the Zones of Thought novels of Vernor Vinge; the question of what genre readers mean by "mainstream"; the underappreciated SF adventures of C. J. Cherryh; the field's many approaches to time travel; the masterful science fiction of Samuel R. Delany; Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children; the early Hainish novels of Ursula K. Le Guin; and a Robert A. Heinlein novel you have most certainly never read. Over 130 essays in all, What Makes This Book So Great is an immensely readable, engaging collection of provocative, opinionated thoughts about past and present-day fantasy and science fiction, from one of our best writers"--



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One Good Dish

New to the Collection - Thu, 08/22/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: One Good Dish
Author: Tanis, David
Imprint: New York : : Artisan
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: Book
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Asian music for string quartet

New to the Collection - Wed, 08/21/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Asian music for string quartet
Author: New Zealand String Quartet
Imprint: [Hong Kong] : : Naxos
Call #: CLASSICAL Collections New Asia
Format: Music CD
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Londoners

New to the Collection - Tue, 08/20/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Londoners / The Days and Nights of London Now--as Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Left It, and Long for It
Author: Taylor, Craig
Imprint: [Rothley, Leicestershire, England] : Prince Frederick, MD : [Prince Frederick, Md.] : : W.F. Howes, Ltd. , Distributed by Recorded Books , Distributed by OneClick Digital
Call #: Downloadable Audiobook
Format: Book
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A collection of interviews with contemporary Londoners from all parts of the city and all walks of life.



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Married Love

New to the Collection - Tue, 08/20/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: Married Love / And Other Stories
Author: Hadley, Tessa
Imprint: [Rothley, Leicestershire, England] : Prince Frederick, MD : [Prince Frederick, Md.] : : W.F. Howes, Ltd. , Distributed by Recorded Books , Distributed by OneClick Digital
Call #: Downloadable Audiobook
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In the collection of short stories, Hadley examines the most intimate of family relationships in situations laced with humor, warmth, and emotion.



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RED FORTRESS

New to the Collection - Mon, 08/19/2013 - 11:00pm
Title: RED FORTRESS / History and Illusion in the Kremlin
Author: Merridale, Catherine
Imprint: New York : : Henry Holt & Co and Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company
Call #: ON ORDER
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"A magisterial, richly detailed history of the Kremlin, and of the centuries of Russian elites who have shaped it--and been shaped by it in turnThe Kremlin is the heart of the Russian state, a fortress whose blood-red walls have witnessed more than eighthundred years of political drama and extraordinary violence. It has been the seat of a priestly monarchy and a worldly church; it has served as a crossroads for diplomacy, trade, and espionage; it has survived earthquakes, devastating fires, and at leastthree revolutions. Its very name is a byword for enduring power. From Ivan the Terrible to Vladimir Putin, generations of Russian leaders have sought to use the Kremlin to legitimize their vision of statehood.Drawing on a dazzling array of sources from hitherto unseen archives and rare collections, renowned historian Catherine Merridale traces the full history of this enigmatic fortress. The Kremlin has inspired innumerable myths, but no invented tales could be more dramatic than the operatic successionsand savage betrayals that took place within its vast compound of palaces and cathedrals. Today, its sumptuous golden crosses and huge electric red stars blaze side by side as the Kremlin fulfills its centuries-old role, linking the country's recent history to its distant past and proclaiming the eternal continuity of the Russian state.More than an absorbing history of Russia's most famous landmark, Red Fortress uses the Kremlin as a unique lens, bringing into focus the evolution of Russia's culture and the meaning of its politics"--



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