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New and Featured Books for 09/03/2013:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) added to our library collection…

FICTION:

A Quirke novel.

Holy Orders by Benjamin Black

Evil Eye: Four Novellas Of Love Gone Wrong by Joyce Carol Oates

Richard Castle’s A Calm Before The Storm: A Derrick Storm Mystery by Peter David and illustrated by Robert Atkins with Al Barrionuevo and Carlos Rodriguez

The Childhood Of Jesus by J. M. Coetzee

Shadows Of The New Sun: Stories In Honor Of Gene Wolfe, edited by J. E. Mooney and Bill Fawcett

The title is a palindrome.

MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood

The Mayan Secrets: A Fargo Adventure by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry

The Given Sacrifice: A Novel Of The Change by S. M. Stirling

Declan’s Cross by Carla Neggers

The Whole Enchilada by Diane Mott Davidson

The inspiration for the FOX TV series.

Bones Of The Lost by Kathy Reichs

Runaway Man by David Handler

A thriller!

Good As Gone by Douglas Corleone

Tell No Lies by Gregg Hurwitz

Never Go Back by Lee Child

NON-FICTION:

Protecting childhood and family relationshps in the Digital Age.

The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood And Family Relationships In The Digital Age by Catherine Steiner-Adair with Teresa H. Barker

Serve To Win: The 14-Day Gluten-Free Plan For Physical And Mental Excellence by Novak Djokovic

Battle For Ground Zero: Inside The Political Struggle To Rebuild The World Trade Center by Elizabeth Greenspan

A true Treasure Island ghost story.

Headhunters On My Doorstep: A True Treasure Island Ghost Story by J. Maarten Troost

Under Fire: The Untold Story Of The Attack In Benghazi by Fred Burton and Samuel M. Katz

Power, scandal, and tragedy!

Crazy Rich: Power, Scandal, And Tragedy Inside The Johnson & Johnson Dynasty by Jerry Oppenheimer

Enemies Within: Inside The NYPD’s Secret Spying Unit And Bin Laden’s Final Plot Against America by Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman

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Please note that books mentioned here could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk, OR call us, OR send us an email at robinsbaselibrary@gmail.com and  we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:

08/14/13.

08/06/13.

07/16/13.

07/10/13.

07/02/13.

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New and Featured Books for 03/29/2012:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) added to our library collection…

FICTION:

State Of Wonder by Ann Patchett

The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings

This is the novel that was adapted into the Oscar nominated film (the screenplay adaption won an Oscar) directed by Alexander Payne and starring George Clooney. The movie is very good, and we’d definitely recommend the book to anyone who likes funny and poignant character-driven stories, and who likes to read the book before the movie. Check out a review of the book in The New York Times, and the author’s website.

Paradise by Toni Morrison

Red Inferno: 1945 by Robert Conroy

The Fallen Angels by Bernard Cornwell and Susannah Kells

The Valcourt Heiress by Catherine Coulter

100 Bullets: The Deluxe Edition, Book 1 by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Eduardo Risso

Like the cover blurb says, Azzarello and Risso’s long running comic book series from DC/Vertigo comics was “one of the greatest works of crime fiction in any medium,” telling some very hard-boiled pulp/noir stories in a very modern way. And this is where it began with it’s very simple initial premise: A mysterious man named Graves would visit people who had been the victim of a serious wrong and present them with evidence of who it was that was responsible for their plight. In the vein of revenge he’d then offer them a handgun and the eponymous 100 bullets, all untraceable by the police. And a lot of very interesting and very dark and very complex stories would spin out of that. Here are reviews of the series at Wired, The Comics Journal, and Pop Matters, and an interview with writer Brian Azzarello at The Onion AV Club.

The Glass Rainbow by James Lee Burke

NON-FICTION:

Women Pilots Of World War II by Jean Hascall Cole

Playing With Trains: A Passion Beyond Scale by Sam Posey

Forged: Writing In The Name Of God – Why The Bible’s Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are by Bart D. Ehrman

Harriet Tubman: Myth, Memory, And History by Milton C. Sernett

Marie Antoinette by Antonia Fraser

Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell

This is a very fun and informative look at history by journalism, essayist, social commentator, and This American Life contributor Vowell, who looks at America’s imperialist desires and manifest destiny ideals at the end of the 19th century, and which lead to America annexing Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, and invading Cuba and the Philippines. Vowell also talks about the culture clash as Christian missionaries swiftly moved in and tried to convert the far more laid back native Hawaiians to the American way of life. Here’s an interview with the author, and you can find interesting reviews of the book at The Los Angeles Times and in The New York Times.

And here’s an odd fun fact for you: Sarah Vowell, seen above, voiced the character Violet in Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles.

This Is Your Brain On Music: The Science Of A Human Obsession by Daniel J. Levitin

Raw Basics: Incorporating Raw Living Foods Into Your Diet Using Easy And Delicious Recipes by Jenny Ross

The Intimate Lives Of The Founding Fathers by Thomas Fleming

The Reading Promise: My Father And The Books We Shared by Alice Ozma

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Please note that books could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk and we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:

03/01/12.

02/02/11.

01/27/12.

12/27/11.

And for Young Adults:

03/20/12.

03/06/12.

02/21/12.

02/09/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

03/27/12.

03/13/12.

02/28/12.

02/23/12.