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New and Featured Books for 10/16/2012:

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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:

12.21 by Dustin Thomason

Everyman by Philip Roth

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

Because She Can by Bridie Clark

The Seven Days Of Peter Crumb by Jonny Glynn

Flirt by Laurell K. Hamilton

Superman – Action Comics, vol. 1: Superman And The Man Of Steel by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Rags Morales and Andy Kubert

The Avengers: Kree/Skrull War by Roy Thomas and illustrated by Neal Adams, Sal Buscema, and John Buscema

The Fiction Class by Susan Breen

Murder Walks The Plank: A Death On Demand Mystery by Carolyn Hart

Death On The River Walk: A Henrie O. Mystery by Carolyn Hart

The Lost Diary Of Don Juan by Douglas Carlton Abrams

The Book Of Love by Kathleen McGowan

In The Shadows Of Paris by Claude Izner

Tiger’s Claw by Dale Brown

Elvis And The Blue Christmas Corpse by Peggy Webb

Liar’s Kiss by Eric Skillman and Jhomar Soriano

NON-FICTION:

Concussions And Our Kids: America’s Leading Expert On How To Protect Your Young Athletes And Keep Sports Safe by Robert Cantu and Mark Hyman

Airpower For Strategic Effect by Colin S. Gray

100 Ways To Stay Young: Great Tips And Treatments For Diet, Lifestyle, Health, And Beauty

On Dupont Circle: Franklin And Eleanor Roosevelt And The Progressives Who Shaped Our World by James Srodes

Gangster Squad: Covert Cops, The Mob, And The Battle For Los Angeles by Paul Lieberman

January First: A Child’s Descent Into Madness And Her Father’s Struggle To Save Her by Michael Schofield

What Now? by Ann Patchett

Mugged By The State: Outrageous Government Assaults On Ordinary People And Their Property by Randall Fitzgerald

Deciding The Next Decider: The 2008 Presidential Race In Rhyme by Calvin Trillin

Philosophy: A Brief Insight by Edward Craig

The Web-Savvy Patient: An Insider’s Guide To Navigating The Internet When Facing Medical Crisis by Andrew Schorr with Mary Adam Thomas

Fifty Places To Dive Before You Die by Chris Santella

The Complete Book Of Aunts by Rupert Christiansen with Beth Brophy and illustrated by Stephanie von Reiswitz

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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:

10/12/12.

10/11/12.

09/21/12.

09/06/12.

08/23/12.

08/15/12.

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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.