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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.

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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.