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Bark

New to the Collection - 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
Series:
Description:

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

New to the Collection - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Like someone in love
Author:
Imprint: [United States] : : The Criterion Collection
Call #: ON ORDER
Format: DVD
Series:
Description:

Over a period of two days, a young prostitute and a widower develop an unexpected connection.[]



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Truth Is Fragmentry

New to the Collection - 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
Format: Book
Series:
Description:

A collection of comic diaries kept by the author between 2010-2013 when attending various comic festivals.



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Brando's Smile

New to the Collection - 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

New to the Collection - 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

New to the Collection - 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

New to the Collection - 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

New to the Collection - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Leon / Fast Vegetarian
Author: Baxter, Jane
Imprint: London : : Conran Octopus
Call #: 641.5636 L579b
Format: Book
Series:
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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

New to the Collection - 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
Series:
Description:

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

New to the Collection - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: The Address
Author:
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

New to the Collection - 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

New to the Collection - 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

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

New to the Collection - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Leaving the Sea / Stories
Author: Marcus, Ben
Imprint: New York : : Alfred A. Knopf
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series:
Description:

From one of the most innovative and vital writers of his generation, an extraordinary collection of stories that showcases his gifts--and his range--as never before.[]



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Gravity

New to the Collection - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Gravity
Author:
Imprint: [Burbank, CA :, Burbank, CA :] : Warner Bros. Entertainment and Warner Home Video
Call #: J BLU-RAY GRA
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Series:
Description:

"Dr. Ryan Stone ... is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski. ... On a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalski completely alone, tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the darkness. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space"--Container.[]



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Quinn's Woman

New to the Collection - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Quinn's Woman
Author: Mallery, Susan
Imprint: Don Mills, Ont. : : Harlequin Books
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series: Bestselling author collection
Description:

"D. J. Monroe had to be at the very top of her game. It was her job and her life to teach people how to defend themselves. How could she protect others if she wasn't the best trained, the most skilled fighter? How could she protect herself? So when military expert Quinn Reynolds defeated her, she vowed to give him whatever he wanted in exchange for his instruction. And yet he wanted the one thing D.J. wasn't prepared to give-herself. He asked too many questions. Made her feel too much. He recognized too many of her defenses. Then one by one, he broke them all down-and promised to be there to pick up the pieces"--P. [4] of cover.[]



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Fetching Raymond

New to the Collection - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Fetching Raymond / A Ford County Story
Author: Grisham, John
Imprint: New York : : Dell eBook
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series:
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John Grisham returns to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his immensely popular first novel, "A Time to Kill," with this wholly surprising collection of stories.[]



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The FBI Thrillers Collection

New to the Collection - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: The FBI Thrillers Collection / Books 11-15
Author: Coulter, Catherine
Imprint: New York, NY : : G.P. Putnam's Sons
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series:
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The Dismas Hardy Collection

New to the Collection - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: The Dismas Hardy Collection
Author: Lescroart, John T.
Imprint: New York : : Signet
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series:
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Love Endures

New to the Collection - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:00pm
Title: Love Endures / Collection #2
Author: Hill, Grace Livingston
Imprint: Uhrichsville, Ohio : : Barbour Publishing
Call #: Downloadable eBook
Format: eBook
Series:
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