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New and Featured Books for 11/19/2012:

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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:

The Stockholm Octavio by Karen Engelmann

The Old Gray Wolf by James D. Doss

Eleven Pipers Piping: A Mystery by C. C. Benison

A Christmas Garland by Anne Perry

The Last Man by Vince Flynn

The Sanctuary by Ted Dekker

Amazing Grace by Danielle Steel

The Woes Of A True Policeman by Roberto Bolaño

Secrets by Danielle Steel

V Is For Vengeance by Sue Grafton

Murder, She Wrote: Madison Avenue Shoot by Donald Bain

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

City Of Saints by Andrew Hunt

The Woes Of A True Policeman by Roberto Bolano

The Sweet Life: The Serial by Francine Pascal

Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan

NON-FICTION:

Cigars, Whiskey, & Winning: Leadership Lessons From General Ulysses S. Grant by Al Kaltman

Friendkeeping: A Field Guide To The People You Love, Hate, And Can’t Live Without by Julie Klam

Kurt Vonnegut: Letters, edited by Dan Wakefield

A Gift Of Hope: Helping The Homeless by Danielle Steel

“If She Weren’t My Best Friend, I’d Kill Her!” – How Women Drive Their Girlfriends Crazy by Merry Bloch Jones

Meet Me At The Emotional Baggage Claim by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella

Strong In The Rain: Surviving Japan’s Earthquake, Tsunami, And Fukushima Nuclear Disaster by Lucy Birmingham and David McNeill

The Archaeology Of Consumer Culture by Paul R. Mullins

The Particle At The End Of The Universe: How The Hunt For The Higgs Boson Leads Us To The Edge Of A New World by Sean Carroll

The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life And Turbulent Times Of Joseph P. Kennedy by David Nasaw

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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:

11/01/12.

10/19/12.

10/16/12.

10/12/12.

10/11/12.

09/21/12.

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New and Featured Books for 08/15/2012:

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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:

The Ten Year Nap by Meg Wolitzer

The Temptation Of The Night Jasmine by Lauren Willig

Delicious by Sherry Thomas

The Triumph Of Caesar: A Novel Of Ancient Rome by Steven Saylor

You Are The Love Of My Life by Susan Richards Shreve

By Starlight by Dorothy Garlock

Captain Freedom: A Superhero’s Quest For Truth, Justice, And The Celebrity He So Richly Deserves by G. Xavier Robillard

Sea Of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh

NON-FICTION:

It’s A Jungle In There: Inspiring Lessons, Hard-Won Insights, And Other Acts Of Entreprenurial Daring by Seven Schussler with Marvin Karlins

Danger’s Hour: The Story Of The USS Bunker Kill And The Kamikaze Pilot Who Crippled Her by Maxwell Taylor Kennedy

The Day After The Dollar Crashes: A Survival Guide For the Rise Of The New World Order by Damon Vickers

When I Was A Child I Read Books: Essays by Marilynne Robinson

Airport Planning & Management by Alexander T. Wells

Airport Planning & Development Handbook: A Global Survey by Paul Stephen Dempsey

The Crazy Makers: How The Food Industry Is Destroying Our Brains And Harming Out Children by Carol Simontacchi

The New New Deal: The Hidden Story Of Change In The Obama Era by Michael Grunwald

Energy For Future Presidents: The Science Behind The Headlines by Richard A. Muller

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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:

08/09/12.

08/02/12.

07/27/12.

07/18/12.

07/03/12.

New and Featured Books for 03/01/2012:

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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:

Tigerlily’s Orchid by Ruth Rendell

The Fear Index by Robert Harris

The new thriller from author/journalist Robert Harris, who wrote The Ghost, which was adapted into The Ghost Writer, which was directed by Roman Polanski. Check out reviews from The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Guardian, and there’s a nice interview with the author at CBS’s Author Talk.

The Secret Mistress by Mary Balogh

God’s Gift To Women by Michael Baisden

Side Jobs: Stories From The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

Djibouti by Elmore Leonard

A book about modern day pirates by the author who’s been called “The Great American Writer” by Stephen King. You can find an excerpt from Djibouti at Esquire and reviews of the novel from The New York Times and The Millions. You can check out Leonard’s blog, and also read about his admiration for Kathryn Bigelow at The Wall Street Journal.

The Death-Ray, written and illustrated by Daniel Clowes

All My Friends Are Going To Be Strangers by Larry McMurtry

In My Father’s House by E. Lynn Harris

The Wreckage by Michael Robotham

The Angel Esmerelda: Nine Stories by Don Delillo

Harlem Renaissance: Five Novels Of The 1920s, edited by Rafia Zafar

and

Harlem Renaissance: Four Novels Of The 1930s, edited by Rafia Zafar

This is a very exciting two volume set looking at classic works of fiction from an important time in literature and African American history, and featuring authors like Langston Hughes, Nella Larsen, Jean Toomer, and George S. Schuyler, and others. As author Junot Diaz says in his blurb on the back of the 1920s edition, “To have all these novels in one place is the best gift any reader could ever ask for.”

Escape by Barbara Delinsky

Camouflage by Bill Pronzini

Shattered by Karen Robards

Gets off to a bit of a slow start, but another fine example of romantic suspense done right by Robards. Check out an excerpt at the author’s website.

NON-FICTION:

New Men: Manliness In Early America, edited by Thomas A. Foster

This is a very intriguing historical gender study of what it was like for men, fresh from the Old World, coming into the New World, and how the definitions of being an American Man were set, based on old prejudices, manners, and mores, through the colonial periods into the revolutionary era, and shaped by a new culture, society, economy, and political system, and factors such a racism and warfare.

Lions Of Kandahar: The Story Of A Fight Against All Odds by Rusty Bradley and Kevin Maurer

Shades Of Glory: The Negro Leagues And The Story Of African-American Baseball by Lawrence D. Hogan

The Insider’s Guide To Colleges, 2012: Students On Campus Tell You What You Really Need To Know, compiled and edited by the staff of The Yale Daily News

Cooking In Other Women’s Kitchens: Domestic Workers In The South, 1865-1960 by Rebecca Sharpless

This book has been said to show the real version of what was tamefully dramatized in The Help, and that alone makes it fascinating, beyond its being a very insightful and informative read, from what a few patrons have told me. And as one review nicely pointed out, the book is very successful in its goal to “discover how African American cooks successfully functioned within a world of extremely hard work, low wages, and omnipresent racial strife.”

A Quick Start Guide To Google Adwords: Get Your Product To The Top Of Google And Reach Your Customers by Mark Harnett

A Quick Start Guide To Cloud Computing: Moving Your Business Into The Cloud by Mark I. Williams

Burn This Book: PEN Writers Speak Out On The Power Of The Word, edited by Toni Morrison

Firebrand Of Liberty: The Story Of Two Black Regiments That Changed The Course Of The Civil War by Stephen V. Ash

The Elements Of User Experience: User-Centered Design For The Web And Beyond by Jesse James Garrett

This is the second edition of the book, a nice refinement from the first edition, and helpful in taking a lot of the simple ideas for good design that you might use on the internet and bringing to other things. Check out an interview with the author from the publisher.

Border War: Fighting Over Slavery Before The Civil War by Stanley Harrold

The Triple Agent: The Al-Qaeda Mole Who Infiltrated The CIA by Joby Warrick

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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:

02/02/11.

01/27/12.

12/27/11.

12/23/11.

And for Young Adults:

02/21/12.

02/09/12.

01/31/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

02/28/12.

02/23/12.

02/16/12.

01/28/12.

New and Featured Books for 12/27/11:

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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:

Lightning Rods by Helen DeWitt

I don’t know too much about this book other than what the cover tells me, that it’s the new book by the author whose debut novel was The Last Samurai, which eventually went on to be adapted into a film starring Tom Cruise. That, and the book’s gotten quite a bit of buzz this year. Is the buzz warranted? You’ll have to let us know. You can find the new novel reviewed at The New York Observer and at The Millions. You can also check out Helen DeWitt’s blog, as well as read an interview with her here, and purchase her second novel, Your Name Here, as a .pdf file on her website.

Before I Got To Sleep by S. J. Watson

American Sea Writing: A Literary Anthology, edited by Peter Neill

Wonderstruck: A Novel In Words And Pictures by Brian Selznick

The new novel by Selznick, author of The Invention Of Hugo Cabret, which is currently in theaters in a film adaptation directed by Martin Scorsese. This new book, an illustrated novel, is apparently a possible contender for both the Newbery and Caldecott awards, and has been highly requested by a few of our patrons of late. We’re glad to finally have it available, as you can clearly see in the look of excitement of my co-worker Judy’s face up above.

Novels And Stories, 1920 – 1922 by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Best American Comics 2011, edited by Alison Bechdel

Down And Out In The Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow

NON-FICTION:

Retromania: Pop Culture’s Addiction To Its Own Past by Simon Reynolds

Worst Cases: Terror And Catastrophe In The Popular Imagination by Lee Clarke

Revolution: The Year I Fell In Love And Went To Join The War by Deb Olin Unferth

The first memoir by one of literature’s rising stars. The book is described as “brave and soulful” and well worth a look.

The Engines Of Innovation: The Entrepreneurial University In The Twenty-First Century by Holden Thorp & Buck Goldstein.

Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women by Harriet Reisen

Warren Buffett Invests Like A Girl – And Why You Should, Too by Louann Lofton

Shock Of Gray: The Aging Of The World’s Population And How It Pits Young Against Old, Child Against Parent, Worker Against Boss, Company Against Rival, And Nation Against Nation by Ted C. Fishman

The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into In College by Harlan Cohen

Love And Capital: Karl And Jenny Marx And The Birth Of A Revolution by Mary Gabriel

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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:

12/23/11.

12/19/11.

12/17/11.

12/16/11.

12/15/11.

New and Featured Books for 12/23/11:

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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:

Netherland by Joseph O’Neill

Black Hills by Dan Simmons

Pym by Mat Johnson

I don’t know much about this novel other than it’s a satirical fantasy inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s sole novel, The Narrative Of Arthur Gordon Pym Of Nantucket, but I’m still excited to read it. Not just because of the critical raves it’s been collecting (though that does help), but because I’m a huge fan of a graphic novel we have by author Mat Johnson entitled Incognegro, a thriller set in the 1930s about a fair skinned African American reporter who would go undercover to investigate lynchings. It was an incredible story, so I’m definitely interested in anything else by the same writer.

Brasyl by Ian McDonald

The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler

Listed as one of Time‘s top fiction books of the year, and highly recommended just about everywhere else you look, it would appear that this was released just in time to cash in on our obsession with Swedish crime stories like Larsson’s Millennium trilogy, or the American version of The Killing on AMC, or even the Wallander stories, which were done as a series of TV movies starring Kenneth Branagh in the UK. One patron who returned this the other day said that it was pretty good, but incredibly dark, but I’m curious what you’ll think.

Nouvelle Soul by Barbara Summers

Monument To Murder: A Capital Crimes Novel by Margaret Truman

NON-FICTION:

Stormy Weather: Middle-Class African American Marriages Between The Two World Wars by Anastasia C. Curwood

How To Build A Business And Sell It For Millions by Jack Garson

Holy Ignorance: When Religion And Culture Part Ways by Olivier Roy

Tiger Trap: America’s Secret Spy War With China by David Wise

Black Pioneers: Images Of The Black Experience On The North American Frontier by John W. Ravage

Quantum Physics For Dummies by Steve Holzner

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

A fascinating read and one of the most highly anticipated books of the year even before Jobs’ unfortunate demise a few months ago.

Unhitched: Love, Marriage, And Family Values From West Hollywood To Western China by Judith Stacey

Poison Widows: A True Story Of Witchcraft, Arsenic, And Murder by George Cooper

Search And Destroy: Why You Can’t Trust Google, Inc. by Scott Cleland

An interesting book and one that might work as a nice companion read to the Jobs biography? Also, it has a dinosaur on the cover so that’s worth the check out alone. Obviously.

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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:

12/19/11.

12/17/11.

12/16/11.

12/15/11.