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New and Featured Books for 04/29/2013:

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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:

Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs

Calculated In Death by J. D. Robb

Forbidden Sister by V. C. Andrews

The third in the Legend of St. Dwynmwen trilogy.

The Marrying Season by Candace Camp

Best Kept Secret by Jeffrey Archer

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Imzadi by Peter David

Batman, vol. 2: The City Of Owls by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV and illustrated by Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, Rafael Albuquerque, Jason Fabok, Becky Cloonan, Andy Clarke, and Sandu Florea

Batman: Night Of The Owls by various writers and artists

Meet Lisbeth Salander.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: A Graphic Novel, Book 1 by Stieg Larsson, adapted by Denise Mina and illustrated by Leonardo Manco and Andrea Mutti

The Hot Box by Zane

Skyscraper by Zane

Knife Of Dreams by Robert Jordan

NON-FICTION:

My Share Of The Task: A Memoir by Stanley McChrystal

If You Can Read This: The Philosophy Of Bumper Stickers by Jack Bowen

What can we learn from traditional societies

The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies? by Jared Diamond

The Dead Hand: The Untold Story Of The Cold War Arms Race And Its Dangerous Legacy by David E. Hoffman

Secrets Of An Organized Mom – From The Overflowing Closets To The Chaotic Play Areas: A Room-By-Room Guide To Decluttering And Streamlining Your Home For A Happier Family by Barbara Reich

The Dressmaker Of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, And The Woman Who Risked Everything To Keep Them Safe by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Space... for sale!

Realizing Tomorrow: The Path To Private Spaceflight by Chris Dubbs and Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom

The Other Schindlers: Why Some People Chose To Save Jews In The Holocaust by Agnes Grunwald-Spier

My beloved world.

My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

The thoughts and emotions of our fellow creatures.

Animal Wise: The Thoughts And Emotions Of Our Fellow Creatures by Virginia Morell

How To Be A Friend To A Friend Who’s Sick by Letty Cottin Pogrebin

China Airborne: The Test Of China’s Future by James Fallows

The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir by William Friedkin

A city, a siege, a revolution!

Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick

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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:

04/22/13.

04/17/13.

02/28/13.

02/07/13.

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New and Featured Books for 02/07/2013:

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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 Night Ranger by Alex Berenson

A book about tiny pop stars.

The Love Song Of Jonny Valentine by Teddy Wayne

The Man In 3B by Carl Weber

See Now Then by Jamaica Kincaid

The Imposter Bride by Nancy Richler

Time travel and romance.

See Glass Winter by JoAnn Ross

Man In The Empty Suit by Sean Ferrell

NON-FICTION:

A book saved my life tonight.

How Literature Saved My Life by David Shields

The Real Jane Austen: A Life In Small Things by Paula Byrne

The Normal Bar: The Surprising Secrets Of Happy Couples And What They Reveal About Creating A New Normal In Your Relationship by Chrisanna Northrup, Pepper Schwartz, and James Witte

The real story of the servicewomen in the American military of today.

Undaunted: The Real Story Of America’s Servicewomen In Today’s Military by Tanya Biank

American Turnaround: Reinventing AT&T And GM And The Way We Do Business In The USA by Ed Whitacre with Leslie Cauley

Love stories.

Data,  A Love Story: How I Gamed Online Dating To Meet My Match by Amy Webb

Ike And Dick: Portrait Of A Strange Political Marriage by Jeffrey Frank

Saturday Night Widows: The Adventures Of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives by Becky Aikman

Beyond Belief: The Secret Life Inside Scientology And My Harrowing Escape by Jenna Miscavige Hill with Lisa Pulitzer

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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:

01/31/13.

01/02/13.

12/27/12.

12/12/12.

12/04/12.

New and Featured Books for 10/16/2012:

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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:

12.21 by Dustin Thomason

Everyman by Philip Roth

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

Because She Can by Bridie Clark

The Seven Days Of Peter Crumb by Jonny Glynn

Flirt by Laurell K. Hamilton

Superman – Action Comics, vol. 1: Superman And The Man Of Steel by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Rags Morales and Andy Kubert

The Avengers: Kree/Skrull War by Roy Thomas and illustrated by Neal Adams, Sal Buscema, and John Buscema

The Fiction Class by Susan Breen

Murder Walks The Plank: A Death On Demand Mystery by Carolyn Hart

Death On The River Walk: A Henrie O. Mystery by Carolyn Hart

The Lost Diary Of Don Juan by Douglas Carlton Abrams

The Book Of Love by Kathleen McGowan

In The Shadows Of Paris by Claude Izner

Tiger’s Claw by Dale Brown

Elvis And The Blue Christmas Corpse by Peggy Webb

Liar’s Kiss by Eric Skillman and Jhomar Soriano

NON-FICTION:

Concussions And Our Kids: America’s Leading Expert On How To Protect Your Young Athletes And Keep Sports Safe by Robert Cantu and Mark Hyman

Airpower For Strategic Effect by Colin S. Gray

100 Ways To Stay Young: Great Tips And Treatments For Diet, Lifestyle, Health, And Beauty

On Dupont Circle: Franklin And Eleanor Roosevelt And The Progressives Who Shaped Our World by James Srodes

Gangster Squad: Covert Cops, The Mob, And The Battle For Los Angeles by Paul Lieberman

January First: A Child’s Descent Into Madness And Her Father’s Struggle To Save Her by Michael Schofield

What Now? by Ann Patchett

Mugged By The State: Outrageous Government Assaults On Ordinary People And Their Property by Randall Fitzgerald

Deciding The Next Decider: The 2008 Presidential Race In Rhyme by Calvin Trillin

Philosophy: A Brief Insight by Edward Craig

The Web-Savvy Patient: An Insider’s Guide To Navigating The Internet When Facing Medical Crisis by Andrew Schorr with Mary Adam Thomas

Fifty Places To Dive Before You Die by Chris Santella

The Complete Book Of Aunts by Rupert Christiansen with Beth Brophy and illustrated by Stephanie von Reiswitz

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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:

10/12/12.

10/11/12.

09/21/12.

09/06/12.

08/23/12.

08/15/12.

New and Featured Books for 08/23/2012:

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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:

Maggie By The Book by Kasey Michaels

Gold Of Kings by Davis Bunn

Baudolino by Umberto Eco, and translated from the Italian by William Weaver

Daisy Miller and Washington Square by Henry James

The Catch: A Joe Gunther Novel by Archer Mayor

Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley

American Outrage by Tim Green

Murder On Bank Street: A Gaslight Mystery by Victoria Thompson

Apologize, Apologize! by Elizabeth Kelly

Tangled Web: A Black Jewels Novel by Anne Bishop

Bones Are Forever by Kathy Reichs

Rizzoli & Isles: Last To Die by Tess Gerritsen

NON-FICTION:

Lighting Their Fires: Raising Extraordinary Children In A Mixed-Up, Muddled-Up, Shook-Up World by Rafe Esquith

Bloody Crimes: The Chase For Jefferson Davis And The Death Pageant For Lincoln’s Corpse by James Swanson

Get Rick Click! – THe Ultimate Guide To Making Money On The Internet by Marc Ostrofsky

Losing Mum And Pup: A Memoir by Christopher Buckley

Universal Design For The Home: Great-Looking, Great-Living Design For All Ages, Abilities, And Circumstances by Wendy A. Jordan

The Twentieth Century: A People’s History by Howard Zinn

The Portable Jung, edited by Joseph Campbell

Myths Of The Greeks And Romans by Michael Grant

The Dog Whisperer: A Compassionate, Nonviolent Approach To Dog Training by Paul Owens with Norma Eckroate

Secret Empire: Eisenhower, The CIA, And The Hidden Story Of America’s Space Espionage by Philip Taubman

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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:

08/15/12.

08/09/12.

08/02/12.

07/27/12.

07/18/12.

New and Featured Books for 08/09/2012:

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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 Janissary Tree by Jason Goodwin

The St. Zita Society by Ruth Rendell

The Inn At Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber

Breathless by Dean Koontz

Knock Out by Catherine Coulter

The Kingmaker’s Daughter by Phillipa Gregory

Dream Lake by Lisa Kleypas

Under The Cherry Moon by Christal D. Jordan-Mims

Watchman by Ian Rankin

Diamond Revelation by Sheila Copeland

Deck The Halls and The Christmas Thief by Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark

Grape Expectations by Tamar Myers

The Voice by Bill Myers

Ghost Whisperer, vol. 1: The Haunted by Becca Smith and Carrie Smith and illustrated by Elena Casagrande

The Man Who Folded Himself by David Gerrold

NON-FICTION:

Madalyn Aslan’s Jupiter Signs: How To Improve Your Luck, Career, Health, Finances, Appearance, And Relationships Through The New Astrology by Madalyn Aslan

Why Do Lobsters Turn Red When You Cook Them? – Tasty Tidbits About The Science Of Food And Cooking by Hervé This

The Field & Stream Shooting Sports Handbook by Thomas McIntyre

I’ll Stand By You: One Woman’s Mission To Heal The Children Of The World by Elissa Montanti with Jennifer Haupt

Native North America: Belief And Ritual Visionaries, Holy People, And Tricksters Spirits Of Earth And Sky by Larry J. Zimmerman

Manhood For Amateurs: The Pleasures And Regrets Of A Husband, Father, And Son by Michael Chabon

Intro To Nietzsche by Laurence Gane and illustrated by Piero

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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:

08/02/12.

07/27/12.

07/18/12.

07/03/12.

06/27/12.

New and Featured Books for Young Adults for 04/03/2012:

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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 Young Adults added to our library collection…

FICTION:

Skybreaker by Kenneth Oppel

95 Pounds Of Hope by Anna Gavalda

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Leviathan

Avalon High: Coronation, vol. 1 – The Merlin Prophecy by Meg Cabot and illustrated by Jinky Coronado

Pandemonium by Chris Wooding and Cassandra Diaz

The Catastrophic History Of You And Me by Jess Rothenberg

Fat Vampire: A Never Coming Of Age Story by Adam Rex

Life Sucks by Jessica Abel and Gabe Soria and illustrated by Warren Pleece

Outlaw: The Legend Of Robin Hood by Tony Lee and illustrated by Sam Hart

I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly and illustrated by Jm Ken Nimura

NON-FICTION:

Computer Programming For Teens by Mary Farrell

Evolution: The Story Of Life On Earth by Jay Hosler and illustrated by Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon

Algebra I And Algebra II Smarts! by Rebecca Wingard-Nelson

How To Understand Israel In 60 Days Or Less by Sarah Glidden

A very interesting and dynamically illustrated book, and well worth the read. Part memoir, and travelogue, the author took a “Birthright Israel” tour, thinking she knew what she was getting herself in for, eventually discovered that like a lot of us, she didn’t know a lot about Israel at all. The book is already ending up on quite a few lists of best graphic novels for teens from this year. Check out interviews with the author at Comic Book Resources and Time magazine.

Egyptian Mythology A to Z: A Young Reader’s Companion by Pat Remler

Norse Mythology A to Z: A Young Reader’s Companion by Kathleen N. Daly

Up Before Daybreak: Cotton And People In America by Deborah Hopkinson

Why People Get Tattoos And Other Body Art by Jeanne Nagle

BMX Racers by Ellen C. Labrecque

The Stock Market by Charles North and Charles Caes

The Word Snoop: A Wild And Witty Tour Of The English Language by Ursula Dubosarsky and illustrated by Tohby Riddle

Philosophy For Teens: Questioning Life’s Big Ideas by Sharon M. Kaye and Paul Thomson and illustrated by Jon Compton

Eating Disorders by Tammy Laser and Stephanie Watson

Plastic Pollution by Geof Knight

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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:

03/29/12.

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.

Author quotes: Writing fiction.

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Ernest Hemingway once said, “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Here’s two more quotes from one of the greats of literature:

“You know that fiction, prose rather, is possibly the roughest trade of all in writing. You do not have the reference, the old important reference. You have the sheet of blank paper, the pencil, and the obligation to invent truer than things can be true. You have to take what is not palpable and make it completely palpable and also have it seem normal and so that it can become a part of experience of the person who reads it.”

-from a letter to Bernard Berenson on Sept. 24, 1954, published in Ernest Hemingway: Selected Letters 1917-1961 edited by Carlos Baker

and

 “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”

-from The New York Journal-American, July 11, 1961

from here.

Elsewhere on the internet:

Do Hemingway’s works still pack a literary punch?

The Hemingway Collection at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum.

Hemingway the war correspondent reported from Omaha Beach on D-Day.

The five words Hemingway said that gave Marlene Dietrich a whole philosophy for her life: “Never confuse movement with action.”

The full text of Hemingway’s acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize for Literature, 1954.

The annual Hemingway look alike contest.

Rejection letters received by bestselling authors, including Ernest Hemingway.

Has the author’s death eclipsed his work?

And coming soon…

Clive Owen as Hemingway and Nicole Kidman as Martha Gellhorn, the journalist and novelist who went on to become Hemingway’s third wife, in Hemingway & Gellhorn, a movie directed by Philip Kaufman and will be appearing on HBO in May.

At the library we have quite a few books both by Hemingway and about his life and work. Come and check them out.