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New and Featured Books for 07/18/2012:

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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:

Back Fire by Catherine Coulter

Close Your Eyes by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen

Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil

The Avengers: X-Sanction by Jeph Loeb and illustrated by Ed McGuinness

Batman – The Dark Knight: Golden Dawn, written and illustrated by David Finch (with Grant Morrison)

Batman: Noel by Lee Bermejo

Batman And Robin, vol. 1: Born To Kill by Peter J. Tomasi and illustrated by Patrick Gleason

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel

NON-FICTION:

Venus On Fire, Mars On Ice: Hormonal Balance – The Key To Life, Love, And Energy by John Gray

Satch, Dizzy & Rapid Robert: The Wild Saga Of Interracial Baseball Before Jackie Robinson by Timothy M. Gay

The Complete Idiot’s Guide To American History by Alan Axelrod

My Next Phase: The Personality-Based Guide To Your Best Retirement by Eric Sundstrom, Randy Burnham, and Michael Burnham

How To Get Your Cat To Do What You Want by Warren Eckstein and Fay Eckstein

Prague Winter: A Personal Story Of Remembrance And War, 1937 – 1948 by Madeleine Albright

End This Depression Now! by Paul Krugman

It Worked For Me: In Life And Leadership by Colin Powell with Tony Koltz

Service: A Navy SEAL At War by Marcus Luttrell with James D. Hornfischer

Manhunt: The Ten Year Search For Bin Laden From 9/11 To Abbottabad by Peter L. Bergen

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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:

07/03/12.

06/27/12.

06/14/12.

06/07/12.

05/31/12.

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New and Featured Books for 12/23/11:

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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:

Netherland by Joseph O’Neill

Black Hills by Dan Simmons

Pym by Mat Johnson

I don’t know much about this novel other than it’s a satirical fantasy inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s sole novel, The Narrative Of Arthur Gordon Pym Of Nantucket, but I’m still excited to read it. Not just because of the critical raves it’s been collecting (though that does help), but because I’m a huge fan of a graphic novel we have by author Mat Johnson entitled Incognegro, a thriller set in the 1930s about a fair skinned African American reporter who would go undercover to investigate lynchings. It was an incredible story, so I’m definitely interested in anything else by the same writer.

Brasyl by Ian McDonald

The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler

Listed as one of Time‘s top fiction books of the year, and highly recommended just about everywhere else you look, it would appear that this was released just in time to cash in on our obsession with Swedish crime stories like Larsson’s Millennium trilogy, or the American version of The Killing on AMC, or even the Wallander stories, which were done as a series of TV movies starring Kenneth Branagh in the UK. One patron who returned this the other day said that it was pretty good, but incredibly dark, but I’m curious what you’ll think.

Nouvelle Soul by Barbara Summers

Monument To Murder: A Capital Crimes Novel by Margaret Truman

NON-FICTION:

Stormy Weather: Middle-Class African American Marriages Between The Two World Wars by Anastasia C. Curwood

How To Build A Business And Sell It For Millions by Jack Garson

Holy Ignorance: When Religion And Culture Part Ways by Olivier Roy

Tiger Trap: America’s Secret Spy War With China by David Wise

Black Pioneers: Images Of The Black Experience On The North American Frontier by John W. Ravage

Quantum Physics For Dummies by Steve Holzner

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

A fascinating read and one of the most highly anticipated books of the year even before Jobs’ unfortunate demise a few months ago.

Unhitched: Love, Marriage, And Family Values From West Hollywood To Western China by Judith Stacey

Poison Widows: A True Story Of Witchcraft, Arsenic, And Murder by George Cooper

Search And Destroy: Why You Can’t Trust Google, Inc. by Scott Cleland

An interesting book and one that might work as a nice companion read to the Jobs biography? Also, it has a dinosaur on the cover so that’s worth the check out alone. Obviously.

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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:

12/19/11.

12/17/11.

12/16/11.

12/15/11.