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New and Featured Books for 08/06/2013:

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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:

Ghosts Of Bungo Suido by P. T. Deutermann

Blood Of The Lamb by Sam Cabot

The old X-men are all new and they are here to stay.

All-New X-Men, vol. 2: Here To Stay by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by David Marquez and Stuart Immonen

Snow Hunters by Paul Yoon

Defiance Of Eagles by William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone

Fiat lux.

Light Of The World by James Lee Burke

The lost adventure by Douglas Adams.

Doctor Who: Shada – The Lost Adventure By Douglas Adams by Gareth Roberts

Formic Wars: Silent Strike by Aaron Johnston and Orson Scott Card and illustrated by Giancarlo Caracuzzo

The Last Witness by W. E. B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV

Murder can be made to look like suicide, and suicide can be made to look like murder...

Mistress by James Patterson and David Ellis

NON-FICTION:

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Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney And The Future Of Elections In America by Dan Balz

Fevered: Why A Hotter Planet Will Hurt Our Health – And How We Can Save Ourselves by Linda Marsa

Undercover Cop: How I Brought Down The Real-Life Sopranos by Mike Rusell with Patrick W. Picciarelli

The rituals of love and karaoke.

Turn Around Bright Eyes: The Rituals Of Love And Karaoke by Rob Sheffield

Lincoln’s Citadel: The Civil War In Washington, DC by Kenneth J. Winkle

The life and times of Charles Manson.

Manson: The Life And Times Of Charles Manson by Jeff Guinn

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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.

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New and Featured Books for 07/27/2012:

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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 Queen Of The Big Time by Adriana Trigiani

The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva

Creole Belle by James Lee Burke

Kill Decision by Daniel Suarez

Friends Forever by Danielle Steel

The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

Batman, vol. 1: The Court Of Owls by Scott Snyder and illustrated by Greg Capullo

Silver Surfer: Parable by Stan Lee and illustrated by Moebius and Keith Pollard

Green Lantern, vol. 1: Sinestro by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Doug Mahnke

The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall

House Rules by Jodi Picoult

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

The Hunters by James Salter

NON-FICTION:

Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama by Alison Bechdel

Adapt: Why Success Always Stars With Failure by Tim Harford

Physics Of The Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny And Our Daily Lives By The Year 2100 by Michio Kaku

Most Talkative: Stories From The Front Lines Of Pop Culture by Andy Cohen

The Hammer And The Anvil: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, And The End Of Slavery In America by Dwight Jon Zimmerman and illustrated by Wayne Vansant

Lots Of Candles, Plenty Of Cake: A Memoir by Anna Quindlen

In The Wake Of The Plague: The Black Death And The World It Made by Norman F. Cantor

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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:

07/18/12.

07/03/12.

06/27/12.

06/14/12.

06/07/12.

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.