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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 09/21/2012:

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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 Lincoln Conspriacy by Timothy L. O’Brien

The Cocktail Waitress by James M. Cain

The Unfaithful Queen: A Novel Of Henry VIII’s Fifth Wife by Carolly Erickson

Rogue Warrior: Blood Lies by Richard Marcinko and Jim DeFelice

Winter Of The World by Ken Follett

Frozen Heat by “Richard Castle”

Severe Clear by Stuart Woods

Fallen Masters by John Edward

Low Pressure by Sandra Brown

His And Hers by M. C. Beaton

Father Night by Eric Van Lustbader

Batman: The Judas Coin by Walt Simonson

Midst Toil And Tribulation by David Weber

Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon

The Incense Game by Laura Joh Rowland

NON-FICTON:

I’m Your Man: The Life Of Leonard Cohen by Sylvie Simmons

I Am The Change: Barack Obama And The Crisis Of Liberalsim by Charles R. Kesler

Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government by Yaron Brook and Don Watkins

Joseph Anton: A Memoir by Salman Rushdie

The Hunger Fix: The Three-Stage Detox And Recovery Plan For Overeating And Food Addiction by Pam Peeke and Mariska van Aalst

How To Look Hot In A Minivan: A Real Woman’s Guide To Losing Weight, Looking Great, And Dressing Chic In The Age Of The Celebrity Mom by Janice Min

The Oath: The Obama White House And The Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin

The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, And The Real Count Of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss

Michael Douglas: A Biography by Marc Eliot

Lose It Fast, Lose It Forever: A 4-Step Permanent Weight-Loss Plan From The Most Successful “Biggest Loser” Of All Time by Pete Thomas

Argo: How The CIA And Hollywood Pulled Off The Most Audacious Rescue In History by Antonio Mendez and Matt Baglio

Hidden America: From Coal Miners To Cowboys, An Extraordinary Exploration Of The Unseen People Who Make This Country Work by Jeanne Marie Laskas

The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use “Plain English” To Rob You Blind by David Clay Johnston

Honor Bound: My Journey To Hell And Back With Amanda Knox by Raffaele Sollecito with Andrew Gumbel

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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:

09/06/12.

08/23/12.

08/15/12.

08/09/12.

08/02/12.

07/27/12.

New and Featured Books for 08/23/2012:

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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:

Maggie By The Book by Kasey Michaels

Gold Of Kings by Davis Bunn

Baudolino by Umberto Eco, and translated from the Italian by William Weaver

Daisy Miller and Washington Square by Henry James

The Catch: A Joe Gunther Novel by Archer Mayor

Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley

American Outrage by Tim Green

Murder On Bank Street: A Gaslight Mystery by Victoria Thompson

Apologize, Apologize! by Elizabeth Kelly

Tangled Web: A Black Jewels Novel by Anne Bishop

Bones Are Forever by Kathy Reichs

Rizzoli & Isles: Last To Die by Tess Gerritsen

NON-FICTION:

Lighting Their Fires: Raising Extraordinary Children In A Mixed-Up, Muddled-Up, Shook-Up World by Rafe Esquith

Bloody Crimes: The Chase For Jefferson Davis And The Death Pageant For Lincoln’s Corpse by James Swanson

Get Rick Click! – THe Ultimate Guide To Making Money On The Internet by Marc Ostrofsky

Losing Mum And Pup: A Memoir by Christopher Buckley

Universal Design For The Home: Great-Looking, Great-Living Design For All Ages, Abilities, And Circumstances by Wendy A. Jordan

The Twentieth Century: A People’s History by Howard Zinn

The Portable Jung, edited by Joseph Campbell

Myths Of The Greeks And Romans by Michael Grant

The Dog Whisperer: A Compassionate, Nonviolent Approach To Dog Training by Paul Owens with Norma Eckroate

Secret Empire: Eisenhower, The CIA, And The Hidden Story Of America’s Space Espionage by Philip Taubman

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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:

08/15/12.

08/09/12.

08/02/12.

07/27/12.

07/18/12.

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

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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.