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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 05/28/2013:

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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 debut novel by the American legend.

Montaro Caine by Sidney Poitier

Power Play by Ben Bova

Orion And King Arthur by Ben Bova

Mirror Image by Ice-T and Jorge Hinojosa

The inferno of Robert Langdon.

Inferno by Dan Brown

My Father’s Ghost Is Climbing In The Rain by Patricio Pron

Deeply Odd by Dean Koontz

The Square Of Revenge by Peter Aspe

Magician’s End by Raymond E. Feist

Zero Hour by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown

The Redeemer by Jo Nesbø

A Conspiracy Of Faith by Jussi Adler-Olsen

The Rembrandt Affair by Daniel Silva

Luminous and heartbreaking.

Flora by Gail Godwin

By the author of Plugged.

Screwed by Eoin Colfer

NON-FICTION:

The Cooked Seed: A Memoir by Anchee Min

I Fired God: My Life Inside – And Escape From – The Secret World Of The Independent Fundamental Baptist Cult by Jocelyn R. Zichterman

Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping Of Jessica Buchanan And Her Dramatic Rescue By SEAL Team Six by Jessica Buchanan and Erik Landemalm with Anthony Flacco

A life spent hiding in plain sight.

Confessions Of A Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding In Plain Sight by M. E. Thomas

Work With Me: The 8 Blind Spots Between Men And Women In Business by Barbara Annis and John Gray

The Unwinding: An Inner History Of The New America by George Packer

The true story about the feud.

The Feud: The Hatfields & McCoys – The True Story by Dean King

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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:

05/09/13.

04/29/13.

04/22/13.

04/17/13.

02/28/13.

New and Featured Books for 10/11/2012:

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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:

Mad River by John Sandford

Live By Night by Dennis Lehane

A Working Theory Of Love by Scott Hutchins

Brink Of Chaos by Tim LaHaye and Craig Parshall

Dick Francis’ Bloodline by Felix Francis

A Necessary Evil by Alex Kava

May We Be Foregiven by A. M. Homes

Railsea by China Miéville

This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz

What The Cat Saw by Carolyn Hart

Postcards From The Dead: A Scrapbooking Mystery by Laura Childs

Zoo by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

Phantom by Jo Nesbø

A Dangerous Inheritance: A Novel Of Tudor Rivals And The Secret Of The Tower by Alison Weir

Blasphemy: New And Selected Stories by Sherman Alexie

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

Redoubt by Mercedes Lackey

Say You’re Sorry by Michael Robotham

The Shadow Girls by Henning Mankell

Red Rain by R. L. Stine

In Sunlight And In Shadow by Mark Helprin

NON-FICTION:

Houses Of Horror by Hans Holzer

Viper Pilot: A Memoir Of Air Combat by Dan Hampton

Red Ink: Inside The High-Stakes Politics Of The Federal Budget by David Wessel

Don’t Know Much About The American Presidents by Kenneth C. Davis

Ike’s Bluff: President Eisenhower’s Secret Battle To Save The World by Evan Thomas

Killing Kennedy: The End Of Camelot by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

The Fourteenth Day: JFK And The Aftermath Of The Cuban Missile Crisis by David G. Coleman

The Endgame: The Inside Story Of The Struggle For Iraq, From George W. Bush To Barack Obama by Michael R. Gordon and Bernard E. Trainor

Who I Am by Pete Townshend

Mick Jagger by Philip Norman

The John Lennon Letters, edited and with an introduction by Hunter Davies

Luck Or Something Like It: A Memoir by Kenny Rogers

Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream by Neil Young

Light & Shade: Conversations With Jimmy Page by Brad Tolinski

Kicking & Dreaming: A Story Of Heart, Soul, And Rock & Roll by Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson with Charles R. Cross

The Energy Bus: Ten Rules To Fuel Your Life, Work, And Team With Positive Energy by Jon Gordon

Living For The City: Migration, Education, And The Rise Of The Black Panther Party In Oakland, California by Donna Jean Murch

My Mother Was Nuts: A Memoir by Penny Marshall

God: A Story Of Revelation by Deepak Chopra

The Good Pope: the Making Of A Saint And The Remaking Of The Church – The Story Of John XXIII And Vatican II by Greg Tobin

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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:

09/21/12.

09/06/12.

08/23/12.

08/15/12.

08/09/12.

08/02/12.

New and Featured Books for 04/19/2012:

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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 Wolf Gift by Anne Rice

The Beginner’s Goodbye by Anne Tyler

Victims by Jonathan Kellerman

What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank: Stories by Nathan Englander

The title story of this lauded short story collection borrows from Raymond Carver’s classic short story and some of that same story’s set up, but with much different results. The rest of the stories here are incredibly imaginative and many deal with the modern Jewish experience. You can find reviews for the collection at The New York Times byMichiko Kakutani, The Onion AV Club, and at the Book People’s Blog, and an interview with author Nathan Englander at NPR.

Catch Me by Lisa Gardner

The Snowman by Jo Nesbø

The Unseen by Heather Graham

The Shadow Patrol by Alex Berenson

The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark

Star Trek: Academy – Collision Course by William Shatner with Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens

Without Mercy by Lisa Jackson

The Witness by Nora Roberts

The Third Reich by Roberto Bolaño

A posthumous novel by the acclaimed Chilean author and poet who had written 2666 and The Savage Detectives. This is a strong novel about the lingering ways that the dead can still cast spells over the living. Check out reviews in The New York Times, at NPR, and in The Washington Post.

What Doesn’t Kill You by Iris Johansen

NON-FICTION:

Devil In The Grove: Thurgood Marshall, The Groveland Boys, And The Dawn Of A New America by Gilbert King

Skinny Chicks Eat Real Food: Kick Your Fake Food Habit, Kickstar Your Weight Loss by Christine Avanti with Bonnie Bauman

Van Gogh: The Life by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith

Let It Go: Forgive So You Can Be Forgiven by T. D. Jakes

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier by Ree Drummond

The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story Of The Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked The Mysteries Of The Middle Kingdom by Simon Winchester

Korea: A Walk Through The Land Of Miracles by Simon Winchester

The Meaning Of Everything: The Story Of The Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester

Inferno: The World At War, 1939 – 1945 by Max Hastings

Yogi Berra: Eternal Yankee by Allen Barra

Enemies: The Story Of The FBI by Tim Weiner

Pakistan On The Brink: The Future Of America, Pakistan, And Afghanistan by Ahmed Rashid

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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:

04/11/12.

04/04/12.

03/29/12.

03/01/12.

02/02/11.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 03/13/2012:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) for younger and juvenile readers added to our library collection…

EASY READING:

Fishing Sunday by Tony Johnston and pictures by Barry Root

My Mom Is My Show-And-Tell by Dolores Johnson

Happy Belly, Happy Smile by Rachel Isadora

Berkeley’s Barn Owl Dance by Tera Johnson and illustrated by Tanie Howells

The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers

This is the story of Henry, a young boy who enjoys books immensely, but in a different way from the rest of us. Henry enjoys eating books. And the more books Henry eats, the smarter he gets. This is a fun book, and a nice celebration of reading, and it’s great for younger readers, and a treat for the adult who enjoys reading with them. Check out a review at Inis magazine.

Grandma’s Hands by Dolores Johnson

FICTION:

Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder: Who Cut The Cheese? by Jo Nesbo and illustrated by Mike Lowery

Adam Of The Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray

The Whole Story Of Half A Girl by Veera Hiranandani

The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Voyages Of Doctor Dolittle by Hugo Lofting

Color Me Dark: The Diary Of Nellie Lee Love, The Great Migration North by Patricia C. McKissack

Eleanor, Crown Jewel Of Aquitaine by Kristiana Gregory

The Great Railroad Race: The Diary Of Libby West by Kristiana Gregory

B. Aster And The Warrior Eggs At The Earth’s Core! by William Joyce

Chanticleer And The Fox, adapted from Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, and illustrated by Barbara Cooney

A nice adaptation of the story of the Chanticleer and the Fox, from “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale” in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Cooney was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1959 for illustration for this book, and I really like her philosophy about children’s literature, as displayed in what she said when she accepted her award: “I believe that children in this country need a more robust literary diet than they are getting. …It does not hurt them to read about good and evil, love and hate, life and death. Nor do I think they should read only about things that they understand. ‘…a man’s reach should exceed his grasp.’ So should a child’s. For myself, I will never talk down to, or draw down to, children.”

NON-FICTION:

Forest Explorer: A Life-Size Field Guide by Nic Bishop

City Alphabet by Joanne Schwartz and illustrated by Matt Beam

This is an absolutely beautifully designed book, and a nice introduction to younger readers to pleasure of exploring the immediate world around them, to see the words and language that surround them. Check out this great interview with the author and illustrator.

She’s Been Working On The Railroad by Nancy Smiler Levinson, with photos collected and taken by Shirley Burman

Lena Horne by Leslie Palmer

Women Of The U.S. Congress by Isobel V. Morin

The Story Of Noah’s Ark, retold by Margrit Haubensak-Tellenbach and illustratedy by Erna Emhardt

100 People Who Made History: Meet The People Who Shaped The Modern World by Ben Gilliland

A good starter book for learning about a variety of historical figures, and told with some very vibrant images. Here’s a nice review from Juno magazine.

Sharks! Strange And Wonderful by Laurence Pringle and illustrated by Meryl Henderson

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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:

03/06/12.

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.