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New and Featured Books for 07/10/2013:

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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 highly anticpated new novel by the NYT bestselling author.

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman

Unseen by Karin Slaughter

The Newcomer by Robyn Carr

Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich

An Easy Rawlins mystery.

Little Green by Walter Mosley

Hidden Order by Brad Thor

Dirty Rotten Liar by Noire

Nemesis by Bill Pronzini

The Good Luck Girls Of Shipwreck Lane by Kelly Harms

Please Don’t Tell by Elizabeth Adler

Who watches the watchmen

Before Watchmen: Minutemen/Silk Spectre written and illustrated by Darwyn Cooke and Amanda Conner

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias/Crimson Corsair by Len Wein and John Higgins and illustrated by Jae Lee, John Higgins, and Steve Rude

Superman, vol. 2: Secrets And Lies by Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen, Scott Lobdell, and Fabian Nicieza and illustrated by Dan Jurgens, Jesus Merino, Vicent Cifuentes, and others

Green Lantern Corps, vol. 2: Alpha War by Peter J. Tomasi and illustrated by Fernando Pasarin

Let It Burn by Steve Hamilton

Freud’s Mistress by Karen Mack and Jennifer Kaufman

An FBI thriller.

Bomb Shell by Catherine Coulter

NON-FICTION:

A creative revolution.

Difficult Men: Behind The Scenes Of A Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos And The Wire To Mad Men And Breaking Bad by Brett Martin

Circle Of Friends: The Massive Federal Crackdown On Insider Trading – And Why The Markets Always Work Against The Little Guy by Charles Gasparino

Here Is Where: Discovering America’s Great Forgotten History by Andrew Carroll

Rose Kennedy: The Life And Times Of A Political Matriarch by Barbara A. Perry

A life inside the center.

Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside The Center by Ray Monk

Hunting Che: How A U.S. Special Forces Team Helped Capture The World’s Most Famous Revolutionary by Mitch Weiss and Kevin Maurer

How to achieve your goals, thrive in adversity, and grow in character.

A Survival Guide For Life: How To Achieve Your Goals, Thrive In Adversity, And Grow In Character by Bear Grylls

True Food: Seasonal, Sustainable, Simple, Pure by Andrew Weil, Sam Fox, and Michael Stebner

Cooking Italian With The Cake Boss by Buddy Valastro

Old-School Comfort Food: The Way I Learned To Cook by Alex Guarnaschelli

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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:

07/02/13.

06/18/13.

06/06/13.

05/31/13.

05/28/13.

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New and Featured Books for 05/31/2013:

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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:

Saving Laura by Jim Satterfield

Good Kings, Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum

A Mama Ruby novel.

Lost Daughters by Mary Monroe

TransAtlantic by Colum McCann

Ladies’ Night by Mary Kay Andrews

Close Knit Killer by Maggie Sefton

Into Darkness.

Star Trek Into Darkness, a novelization by Alan Dean Foster

Choke Point by Ridley Pearson

Batman: Noir – The Deluxe Edition by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Eduardo Risso

A Lincoln Rhyme novel.

The Kill Room by Jeffery Deaver

Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews

Steadfast by Mercedes Lackey

Earth Afire: The First Formic War by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston

NON-FICTION:

The Boys In The Boat: Nine Americans And Their Epic Quest For Gold At The 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

And how it all came crashing down...

Straight Flush: The True Story Of Six College Friends Who Dealt Their Way To A Billion-Dollar Online Poker Empire – And How It All Came Crashing Down… by Ben Mezrich

Double Double: A Dual Memoir Of Alcoholism by Martha Grimes and Ken Grimes

An Atheist in The Foxhole: A Liberal’s Eight-Year Odyssey Inside The Heart Of The Right-Wing Media by Joe Muto

The amazing adventures of Jerry and Joe!

Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures Of Jerry Siegel And Joe Shuster – The Creators Of Superman by Brad Ricca

To Move The World: JFK’s Quest For Peace by Jeffrey D. Sachs

Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, And The American Dream by Deepak Chopra and Sanjiv Chopra

Revolutionary Summer: The Birth Of American Independence by Joseph J. Ellis

A history of the U.S. in 10 firearms.

American Gun: A History Of The U.S. In Ten Firearms by Chris Kyle with William Doyle

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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:

05/28/13.

05/09/13.

04/29/13.

04/22/13.

04/17/13.

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 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.