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New and Featured Books for 10/21/2013:

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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:

A Vanessa Pierson novel.

Blowback by Valerie Plame and Sarah Lovett

Behind The Shattered Glass by Tasha Alexander

Cross And Burn by Val McDermid

Spirit Of Steamboat by Craig Johnson

The Facades.

The Facades by Eric Lundgren

They game for keeps...

Most Wanted by Kiki Swinson and Nikki Turner

How To be A Good Wife by Emma Chapman

Spider Woman’s Daughter by Anne Hillerman

Christmas Bliss by Mary Kay Andrews

The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure

Nostalgia.

Nostalgia by Dennis McFarland

Seven Deadlies: A Cautionary Tale by Gigi Levangie

Storm Front by John Sandford

Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy by Helen Fielding

Impossible lives.

The Impossible Lives Of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer

Never before published.

Lucianna: The Silk Merchant’s Daughters by Bertrice Small

Peak Season For Murder by Gail Lukasik

The Heavens Rise by Christopher Rice

NON-FICTION:

The true legacy of an undying hero.

Clemente: The True Legacy Of An Undying Hero, written by the Clemente family

One Life Still Shines: My Life Beyond The Shadow Of The Amish Schoolhouse Shooting by Marie Monville with Cindy Lambert

Survival Lessons by Alice Hoffman

Thank You For Your Service by David Finkel

The author and his book.

An Appetite For Wonder: The Making Of A Scientist by Richard Dawkins

Own Your Kitchen: Recipes To Inspire & Empower by Anne Burrell with Suzanne Lenzer

The underdogs and the misfits.

David And Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, And The Art Of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell

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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:

10/18/13.

09/25/13.

09/18/13.

09/03/13.

08/14/13.

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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 01/31/2013:

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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:

Empire And Honor by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Steel and Patterson.

Private Berlin by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan

Until The End Of Time by Danielle Steel

Speaking From Among The Bones by Alan Bradley

The Tin Horse by Janice Steinberg

The Antagonist!

The Antagonist by Lynn Coady

The Marlowe Papers by Ros Barber

Crystal Cove by Lisa Kleypas

Is the dog the suspect? Maybe!

Suspect by Robert Crais

Insane City by Dave Barry

NON-FICTION:

Cesar Millan’s Short Guide To A Happy Dog: 98 Essential Tips And Techniques by Cesar Millan

THE FUTURE IS NOW!

The Future: Six Drivers Of Global Change by Al Gore

To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others by Daniel H. Pink

American Isis: The Life And Art Of Sylvia Plath by Carl Rollyson

Divided We Fail: The Story Of An African American Community That Ended The Era Of School Desegregation by Sarah Garland

The Data and the Dread.

Naked Statistics: Stripping The Dread From The Data by Charles Wheelan

The Genius Of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think by Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods

The story of love, loss, and the night the music stopped.

Remembering Whitney: My Story Of Love, Loss, And The Night The Music Stopped by Cissy Houston with Lisa Dickey

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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:

01/02/13.

12/27/12.

12/12/12.

12/04/12.

11/20/12.

11/19/12.

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 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.