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New and Featured Books for 10/25/2013:

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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 Spymistress by Jennifer Chiaverini

It takes a cat to write the purrfect mystery.

The Litter Of The Law by Rita Mae Brown

Longbourn.

Longbourn by Jo Baker

The Good Sister by Wendy Corsi Staub

The Last Winter Of Dani Lancing by P. D. Viner

Cantrell: A Western Duo by T. T. Flynn

A V. I. Warshawski novel.

Critical Mass by Sara Paretsky

Captive: The Forbidden Side Of Nightshade by A. D. Robertson

Police by Jo Nesbø

Twas the woof before Christmas...

The Dogs Of Christmas by W. Bruce Cameron

Red planet blues.

Old Mars, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois

The October List by Jeffery Deaver

Quiet Dell by Jayne Anne Phillips

A sequel to A Time To Kill.

Sycamore Row by John Grisham

Outlaw by Ted Dekker

We Are Water by Wally Lamb

Duck The Halls by Donna Andrews

The Spanish Queen by Carolly Erickson

NON-FICTION:

The last of the old media empires.

Murdoch’s World: The Last Of The Old Media Empires by David Folkenflik

Provence, 1970: M. F. K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, And The Reinvention Of American Taste by Luke Barr

Risk, human nature, and the future of forecasting.

The Map And The Territory: Risk, Human Nature, And The Future Of Forecasting by Alan Greenspan

Lidia’s Common Sense Italian Cooking by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali

Eminent Hipsters by Donald Fagen

Robert Plant: A Life by Paul Rees

Mr. October.

Becoming Mr. October by Reggie Jackson with Kevin Baker

Skinny Bitch Bakery by Kim Barnouin

Cyber Law: Maximizing Safety And Minimizing Risk In Classrooms by Aimée M. Bissonette

Key strategies, technology toolkit, and tips for managing techno-brain burnout.

iBrain: Surviving The Technological Alteration Of The Modern Mind by Gary Small and Gigi Vorgan

Camelot’s Court: Inside The Kennedy White House by Robert Dallek

The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ by Roger Stone with Mike Colapietro

Inspired by a true story.

The Butler by Wil Haygood

Days Of Fire: Bush And Cheney In The White House by Peter Baker

Heart: An American Medical Odyssey by Dick Cheney and Jonathan Reiner with Liz Cheney

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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:

10/23/13.

10/21/13.

10/18/13.

09/25/13.

09/18/13.

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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.