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New and Featured Books for 09/18/2013:

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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:

The Hive by Gill Hornby

Something Borrowed, Something Dead by M. C. Beaton

Blindsided by Fern Michaels

The final cut.

Dexter’s Final Cut by Jeff Lindsay

Christmas Carol Murder by Leslie Meier

The Impersonator by Mary Miley

The new book by Thomas Pynchon.

Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon

Big Sky Wedding by Linda Lael Miller

Charge!

Wonder Woman, vol. 3: Iron by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Cliff Chiang

New Avengers, vol. 1: Everything Dies by Jonathan Hickman and illustrated by illustrated by Steve Epting

Avengers, vol. 2: The Last White Event by Jonathan Hickman and illustrated by Dustin Weaver and Mike Deodato

Meow!

Lost Cat by Jason

Beloved Enemy by Eric Van Lustbader

The Night Is Alive by Heather Graham

Blind Justice by Anne Perry

Sometimes the tables get turned...

The Player & The Game by Shelly Ellis

The NYT bestselling author of The Book Of Air and Shadows

The Return by Michael Gruber

The Blood Gospel by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell

The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

The Final Cut by Catherine Coulter and J. T. Ellison

NON-FICTION:

Samantha Geimer

The Girl: A Life In The Shadow Of Roman Polanski by Samantha Geimer and Lawrence Silver with Judith Newman

Five Days At The Memorial by Sheri Fink

Infiltrated: How To Stop Insiders And Activists Who Are Exploiting The Financial Crisis To Control Our Lives And Our Fortunes by Jay W. Richards

Kate: The Future Queen by Katie Nicholl

A brief history of Stephen Hawking.

My Brief History by Stephen Hawking

Sex, power, and the quest for perfection.

Wonder Women: Sex, Power, And The Quest For Perfection by Debora L. Spar

Grain Brain: The Surpristing Truth About Wheat, Carbs, And Sugar – Your Brain’s Silent Killers by David Perlmutter with Kristin Loberg

Masterminds & Wingmen: Helping Our boys Cope With Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, And The New Rules Of Boy World by Rosalind Wiseman

The invention of the American meal.

Three Squares: The Invention Of The American Meal by Abigail Carroll

Imploding web, obsolete searchs, brain tech, and everything else.

Breakpoint: Why The Web Will Implode, Search Will Be Obsolete, And Everything Else You Need To Know About Technology Is In Your Brain by Jeff Stibel

Command And Control: Nuclear Weapons, The Damascus Accident, And The Illusion Of Safety by Eric Schlosser

You’ll Get Through This: Hope And Help For Your Turbulent Times by Max Lucado

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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:

09/03/13.

08/14/13.

08/06/13.

07/16/13.

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New and Featured Books for 07/30/2013:

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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:

The Homecoming by Carsten Stroud

An Eve Duncan novel.

Hunting Eve by Iris Johansen

The English Girl by Daniel Silva

The Hen Of The Baskervilles by Donna Andrews

Two Fronts: The War That Came Early by Harry Turtledove

The Panopticon.

The Panopticon by Jenni Fagan

The White Princess by Phillippa Gregory

Love, dishonor, marry, die, cherish, perish.

Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish by David Rakoff

Batman, The Dark Knight, vol. 2: Cycle Of Violence by Gregg Hurwitz and illustrated by David Finch

Earth 2, vol. 1: The Gathering by James Robinson and illustrated by Nicola Scott Eduardo Pansica

The Violet Hour by Katherine Hill

The night of the comet.

The Night Of The Comet by George Bishop

New New Earth.

New Earth by Ben Bova

Before Watchmen: Nite Owl/Dr. Manhattan by J. Michael Straczynski and illustrated by Andy Kubert, Joe Kubert, Bill Sienkiewicz, Adam Hughes, and Eduardo Risso

Before Watchmen: Comedian/Rorschach by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by J. G. Jones and Lee Bermejo

Storm Riders by Margaret Weis and Robert Krammes

Love affairs.

The Love Affairs Of Nathaniel P. by Adella Waldman

NON-FICTION:

Sense and nonsense.

Do You Believe In Magic? – The Sense And Nonsense Of Alternative Medicine by Paul A. Offit

The Center Holds: Obama And His Enemies by Jonathan Alter

New news.

New News Out Of Africa: Uncovering Africa’s Renaissance by Charlayne Hunter-Gault

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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:

07/16/13.

07/10/13.

07/02/13.

06/18/13.

06/06/13.

New and Featured Books for 05/31/2013:

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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:

Saving Laura by Jim Satterfield

Good Kings, Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum

A Mama Ruby novel.

Lost Daughters by Mary Monroe

TransAtlantic by Colum McCann

Ladies’ Night by Mary Kay Andrews

Close Knit Killer by Maggie Sefton

Into Darkness.

Star Trek Into Darkness, a novelization by Alan Dean Foster

Choke Point by Ridley Pearson

Batman: Noir – The Deluxe Edition by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Eduardo Risso

A Lincoln Rhyme novel.

The Kill Room by Jeffery Deaver

Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews

Steadfast by Mercedes Lackey

Earth Afire: The First Formic War by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston

NON-FICTION:

The Boys In The Boat: Nine Americans And Their Epic Quest For Gold At The 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

And how it all came crashing down...

Straight Flush: The True Story Of Six College Friends Who Dealt Their Way To A Billion-Dollar Online Poker Empire – And How It All Came Crashing Down… by Ben Mezrich

Double Double: A Dual Memoir Of Alcoholism by Martha Grimes and Ken Grimes

An Atheist in The Foxhole: A Liberal’s Eight-Year Odyssey Inside The Heart Of The Right-Wing Media by Joe Muto

The amazing adventures of Jerry and Joe!

Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures Of Jerry Siegel And Joe Shuster – The Creators Of Superman by Brad Ricca

To Move The World: JFK’s Quest For Peace by Jeffrey D. Sachs

Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, And The American Dream by Deepak Chopra and Sanjiv Chopra

Revolutionary Summer: The Birth Of American Independence by Joseph J. Ellis

A history of the U.S. in 10 firearms.

American Gun: A History Of The U.S. In Ten Firearms by Chris Kyle with William Doyle

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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:

05/28/13.

05/09/13.

04/29/13.

04/22/13.

04/17/13.

New and Featured Books for 05/09/2013:

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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 House Divided by Kimberla Lawson Roby

Angora Alibi by Sally Goldenbaum

An absolute master of the thriller, says Dean Koontz.

Murder As A Fine Art by David Morrell

Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris

Dead, White, And Blue by Carolyn Hart

Spenser in Wonderland.

Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland by Ace Atkins

Wonder Woman, vol. 2: Guts by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Cliff Chiang

Superman – Action Comics, vol. 2: Bulletproof by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Rags Morales, Gene Ha, Cully Hamner, and Ryan Sook

Batman: Detective Comics, volume 2: Scare Tactics, written and illustrated by Tony S. Daniel

Avengers: Season One by Peter David and illustrated by various artists

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: A Graphic Novel, Book 2 by Stieg Larsson, adapted by Denise Mina and illustrated by Leonardo Manco and Andrea Mutti

The fine art of strange crimes.

Red Handed: The Fine Art Of Strange Crimes by Matt Kindt

Long Live The King by Fay Weldon

Star Wars: Dawn Of The Jedi – Into The Void by Tim Lebbon

The return of Mike Hammer.

Complex 90 by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins

NON-FICTION:

American Phoenix: John Quincy And Louisa Adams, The War Of 1812, And The Exile THat Saved American Independence by Jane Hampton Cook

Believe it or not!

A Curious Man: The Strange And Brilliant Life Of Robert “Believe It Or Not” Ripley by Neal Thompson

Six weeks that saved the nation.

Through The Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved The Nation by Steve Vogel

Picasso To Warhol: Fourteen Modern Masters by Jodi Hauptman, with essays by Samantha Friedman and Michael Rooks

Global Tilt: Leading Your Business Through The Gerat Economic Power Shift by Ram Charan with Geri Willigan and Charles Burck

Tourettes, faith, strength, power, family.

The World’s Strongest Librarian: A Memoir Of Tourette’s, Faith, Strength, And The Power Of Family by Josh Hanagarne

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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:

04/29/13.

04/22/13.

04/17/13.

02/28/13.

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.