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New and Featured Books for 09/18/2013:

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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 Hive by Gill Hornby

Something Borrowed, Something Dead by M. C. Beaton

Blindsided by Fern Michaels

The final cut.

Dexter’s Final Cut by Jeff Lindsay

Christmas Carol Murder by Leslie Meier

The Impersonator by Mary Miley

The new book by Thomas Pynchon.

Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon

Big Sky Wedding by Linda Lael Miller

Charge!

Wonder Woman, vol. 3: Iron by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Cliff Chiang

New Avengers, vol. 1: Everything Dies by Jonathan Hickman and illustrated by illustrated by Steve Epting

Avengers, vol. 2: The Last White Event by Jonathan Hickman and illustrated by Dustin Weaver and Mike Deodato

Meow!

Lost Cat by Jason

Beloved Enemy by Eric Van Lustbader

The Night Is Alive by Heather Graham

Blind Justice by Anne Perry

Sometimes the tables get turned...

The Player & The Game by Shelly Ellis

The NYT bestselling author of The Book Of Air and Shadows

The Return by Michael Gruber

The Blood Gospel by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell

The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

The Final Cut by Catherine Coulter and J. T. Ellison

NON-FICTION:

Samantha Geimer

The Girl: A Life In The Shadow Of Roman Polanski by Samantha Geimer and Lawrence Silver with Judith Newman

Five Days At The Memorial by Sheri Fink

Infiltrated: How To Stop Insiders And Activists Who Are Exploiting The Financial Crisis To Control Our Lives And Our Fortunes by Jay W. Richards

Kate: The Future Queen by Katie Nicholl

A brief history of Stephen Hawking.

My Brief History by Stephen Hawking

Sex, power, and the quest for perfection.

Wonder Women: Sex, Power, And The Quest For Perfection by Debora L. Spar

Grain Brain: The Surpristing Truth About Wheat, Carbs, And Sugar – Your Brain’s Silent Killers by David Perlmutter with Kristin Loberg

Masterminds & Wingmen: Helping Our boys Cope With Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, And The New Rules Of Boy World by Rosalind Wiseman

The invention of the American meal.

Three Squares: The Invention Of The American Meal by Abigail Carroll

Imploding web, obsolete searchs, brain tech, and everything else.

Breakpoint: Why The Web Will Implode, Search Will Be Obsolete, And Everything Else You Need To Know About Technology Is In Your Brain by Jeff Stibel

Command And Control: Nuclear Weapons, The Damascus Accident, And The Illusion Of Safety by Eric Schlosser

You’ll Get Through This: Hope And Help For Your Turbulent Times by Max Lucado

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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:

09/03/13.

08/14/13.

08/06/13.

07/16/13.

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New and Featured Books for 05/09/2013:

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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 House Divided by Kimberla Lawson Roby

Angora Alibi by Sally Goldenbaum

An absolute master of the thriller, says Dean Koontz.

Murder As A Fine Art by David Morrell

Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris

Dead, White, And Blue by Carolyn Hart

Spenser in Wonderland.

Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland by Ace Atkins

Wonder Woman, vol. 2: Guts by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Cliff Chiang

Superman – Action Comics, vol. 2: Bulletproof by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Rags Morales, Gene Ha, Cully Hamner, and Ryan Sook

Batman: Detective Comics, volume 2: Scare Tactics, written and illustrated by Tony S. Daniel

Avengers: Season One by Peter David and illustrated by various artists

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: A Graphic Novel, Book 2 by Stieg Larsson, adapted by Denise Mina and illustrated by Leonardo Manco and Andrea Mutti

The fine art of strange crimes.

Red Handed: The Fine Art Of Strange Crimes by Matt Kindt

Long Live The King by Fay Weldon

Star Wars: Dawn Of The Jedi – Into The Void by Tim Lebbon

The return of Mike Hammer.

Complex 90 by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins

NON-FICTION:

American Phoenix: John Quincy And Louisa Adams, The War Of 1812, And The Exile THat Saved American Independence by Jane Hampton Cook

Believe it or not!

A Curious Man: The Strange And Brilliant Life Of Robert “Believe It Or Not” Ripley by Neal Thompson

Six weeks that saved the nation.

Through The Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved The Nation by Steve Vogel

Picasso To Warhol: Fourteen Modern Masters by Jodi Hauptman, with essays by Samantha Friedman and Michael Rooks

Global Tilt: Leading Your Business Through The Gerat Economic Power Shift by Ram Charan with Geri Willigan and Charles Burck

Tourettes, faith, strength, power, family.

The World’s Strongest Librarian: A Memoir Of Tourette’s, Faith, Strength, And The Power Of Family by Josh Hanagarne

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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:

04/29/13.

04/22/13.

04/17/13.

02/28/13.

New and Featured Books for 04/17/2013:

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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:

Did You Miss Me? by Karen Rose

Lake People by Abi Maxwell

Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson

Heart Of Ice by P. J. Parrish

Thats a nasty place to have an accident.

The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman

Have mercy!

The Office Of Mercy by Ariel Djanikian

Farewell, Dorothy Parker by Ellen Meister

The Gray Ghost  Murders by Keith McCafferty

The Dark Legacy Of Shannara: Bloodfire Quest by Terry Brooks

There is no going wrong with a Mina mystery.

Gods And Beasts by Denise Mina

Frances And Bernard by Carlene Bauer

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

Batman: Arkham Unhinged

Gotcha! by Fern Michaels

Red Velvet Cupcake Murder: A Hannah  Swensen Mystery With Recipes by Joanne Fluke

NON-FICTION:

Shouting Won’t Help: Why I – And 50 Million Other Americans – Can’t Hear You by Katherine Bouton

Defeating the culture of bullying and rediscovering the power of character and empathy.

Sticks And Stones: Defeating The Culture Of Bullying And Rediscovering The Power Of Character And Empathy by Emily Bazelon

With Charity For All: Why Charities Are Failing And A Better Way To Give by Ken Stern

The Stranger Beside Me – Ted Bundy: The Classic Case of Serial Murder by Ann Rule

Law & Disorder: The Legendary FBI Profiler’s Relentless Pursuit Of Justice by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker

Electric light and the invention of modern America.

The Age Of Edison: Electric Light And The Invention Of Modern America by Ernest Freeberg

The Vatican Diaries: A Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Power, Personalities And Politics At The Heart Of The Catholic Church by John Thavis

The Last Best Cure: My Quest To Awaken The Healing Parts Of My Brain And Get Back My Body, My Joy, And My Life by Donna Jackson Nakazawa

Keynes/Hayek: The Clash That Defined Modern Economics by Nicholas Wapshott

The Pope’s Last Crusade: How An American Jesuit Helped Pope Pius XI’s Campaign To Stop Hitler by Peter Eisner

Eighty Days: Nellie Bly ANd Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race Around The World by Matthew Goodman

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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:

02/28/13.

02/07/13.

01/31/13.

01/02/13.

New and Featured Books for 01/02/2013:

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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 Child’s Child by Ruth Rendell (writing as Barbara Vine)

A Killer In The Wind by Andrew Klavan

Mad hilarity, merciless action, dark cynicism, and incorruptible bravery.

Gun Machine by Warren Ellis

Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris and William Harms and illustrated by Denis Medri

Die Easy by Zoë Sharp

Big Sky River by Linda Lael Miller

This is such a great cover.

Star Wars: Scoundrels by Timothy Zahn

Daddy Love by Joyce Carol Oates

Doctor Who: The Wheel Of Ice by Stephen Baxter

The Road To Cardinal Valley by Earlene Fowler

Too bright and too loud.

Too Bright To Hear Too Loud To See by Juliann Garey

Shadow Woman by Linda Howard

NON-FICTION:

Autism: The Scientific Truth About Preventing, Diagnosing, And Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders – And What Parents Can Do Now by Robert Melillo

May Cause Miracles: A 40-Day Guidebook To Subtle Shifts For Radical Change And Unlimited Happiness by Gabriel Bernstein

Life Below Stairs: True Lives Of Edwardian Servants by Alison Maloney

A Higher Call: An Incredibly True Story Of Combat And Chivalry In The War-Torn Skies Of World War II by Adam Makos with Larry Alexander

Why so many predictions fail...

Why So Many Predictions Fail – But Some Don’t by Nate Silver

The 8 Hour Diet: Watch The Pounds Disappear Without Watching What You Eat! by David Zinczenko, with Peter Moore

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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:

12/27/12.

12/12/12.

12/04/12.

11/20/12.

11/19/12.

11/01/12.

New and Featured Audiobooks for 04/05/12:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new audiobooks (or at least new to us) added to our library collection, which come in several different formats…

Audiobooks on CD…

FICTION:

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, and read by Hugh Fraser

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith, and read by Lisette Lecat

Mistress Of The Art Of Death by Ariana Franklin, and read by Rosalyn Landor

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, and read by Lynne Thigpen

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, and read by Joanne Whalley, Martin Jarvis, Dennis Boutsikaris, Jim Ward, Rosalyn Landor, and Robin Atkin Downes

The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova, and read by Treat Williams, Anne Heche, Sarah Zimmerman, Erin Cottrell, and John Rafter Lee

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and read by Sissy Spacek

Fresh Disasters by Stuart Woods, and read by Tony Roberts

Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers, and read by J. D. Jackson

Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk, and read by Paul Michael Garcia

World War Z: An Oral History Of The Zombie War by Max Brooks, and performed by a full cast featuring the author, Carl Reiner, Henry Rollins, Jurgen Prochnow, Alan Alda, Ron Reiner, John Turturro, Becky Ann Baker, and many others

Velocity by Dean Koontz, and read by Michael Hayden

NON-FICTION:

Sea Of Glory: America’s Voyage Of Discovery – The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838 – 1842 by Nathaniel Philbrick, and read by Dennis Boutsikaris

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, and read by the author

Getting Things Done: The Art Of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen, and read by the author

Confessions Of An Alien Hunter: A Scientist’s Search For Extraterristrial Intelligence  by Seth Shostak, and read by Patrick Lawler

Team Of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin, and read by Richard Thomas

Not only is this a very interesting book, but it’s also the basis for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film about Lincoln, which stars Daniel Day Lewis as our 16th president. Check out a picture below of the actor’s look in the film:

Michelangelo And The Pope’s Ceiling by Ross King, and read by Alan Sklar

Black Boy by Richard Wright, and read by Peter Francis James

The Professor And The Madman: A Tale Of Murder, Insanity, And The Making Of The Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester, and read by the author

City Of The Soul: A Walk In Rome by William Murray, and read by the author

The Black Swan: The Impact Of The Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, and read by David Chandler

The War That Made America: A Short History Of The French And Indian War by Fred Anderson, and read by Simon Vance

Game Change: Obama And The Clintons, McCain And Palin, And The Race Of A Lifetime by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, and read by Dennis Boutsikaris

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And we also have Audiobooks in the Playaway format…

If you don’t know much about the Playaway format, then we’d suggest that you come and check them out.

A Playaway is basically a single book loaded onto an MP3 player. All you have to do is plug in some headphones and press play and you’re off to the races. The Playway is small enough to fit into your pocket, and it’s great for working out or running/jogging, or even just doing something like cleaning the house. But where the CD format is really nice for listening to an audiobook in the car, you’d have to have something to transfer the sound from the Playaway to your car stereo. Perhaps if you do something like that with an iPod or a similar MP3 device then maybe that could work as well.

FICTION:

To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, and read by Juliet Stevenson

The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler, and read by Kimberly Schraf

Then She Found Me by Elinor Lipman, and read by Mia Barron

Double Cross by James Patterson, and ready by Peter J. Fernandez and Michael Stuhlbarg

The Enemy by Lee Child

The Hard Way by Lee Child

One Shot by Lee Child

All read by Dick Hill

To Die For by Linda Howard, and read by Franette Liebow

The Trial by Franz Kafka, and read by Rupert Degas

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, dramatized for audio by Yuri Rasovsky, and performed by Michael Madsen, Sandra Oh, and Edward Herrman, amongst others

A Confederacy Of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole, and read by Barrett Whitener

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, and read by Christopher Hurt

Atonement by Ian McEwan, and read by Josephine Baily

Deadlock by Iris Johansen, and read by Jennifer Van Dyck

NON-FICTION:

The Art Of War by Sun Tzu, translated by Thomas Cleary, and read by David Warrilow

You Had Me At Woof: How Dogs Taught Me The Secrets Of Happiness by Julie Klam, and read by Karen White

Marley: A Dog Like No Other by John Grogan, and performed by Neil Patrick Harris

When Janey Comes Marching Home by Laura Browder, with photographs by Sascha Pflaeging, and read by Claudia Aleck, Cassandra Campbell, Bernadette Dunne, Tavia Gilbert, Vanessa Hart, Carrington MacDuffie, Lisa Renee Pitts, Kirsten Potter, Robynn Rodriguez, Kimberly Scott, Bahni Turpin, and Pam Ward

Chinese For Dummies by Mengjun Liu and Mike Packevicz

Living Well In A Down Economy For Dummies by Tracy L. Barr, and read by Brett Barry

The War That Killed Achilles: The Story Of Homer’s Iliad And The Trojan War by Caroline Alexander, and read by Michael Page

Most Evil: Avenger, Zodiac, And The Further Serial Murders Of Dr. George Hill Hodel by Steve Hodel and Ralph Pezzullo, and read by Malcolm Hillgartner

When You Are Engulfed In Flames by David Sedaris

The History Of The Classical Music by Richard Fawkes, and read by Robert Powell

How To Stop Smoking And Stay Stopped For Good – Fully Revised And Updated by Gillian Riley, and read by Jerome Pride

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We’re looking to get into MP3 CDs, so stay tuned for that, but until then…

…can you believe that we still have audiobooks on tape/cassette available for checkout? Perfect for anyone whose car has a tape player in it.

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Please note that audiobooks 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 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:

04/04/12.

03/29/12.

03/01/12.

02/02/11.

01/27/12.

New and Featured Books for 12/16/11:

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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:

The Affair by Lee Child

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Bonnie by Iris Johansen

The Man Who Smiled by Henning Mankell

Damned by Chuck Palahniuk.

A very unique homage to the works of Judy Blume. Here is the publisher’s official synopsis for the new book from the extremely popular cult author and here are reviews from The Washington Post and Gentlemen’s Quarterly. And an interview with Palahniuk in The Wall Street Journal.

The Best Of Me by Nicholas Sparks

How To Live Safely In A Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu.

Selected Novels And Short Stories by Patricia Highsmith

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

I personally could not be more excited to have this book at our library. One of my favorite authors. Check out the review from The New York Review Of Books and in The New York Times. Picked by Amazon as the #2 (of 10) book of the year. We think you’ll find that this book is proof that literature matters.

Zone One by Colson Whitehead

NON-FICTION:

Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

Death In The City Of Light: The Serial Killer Of Nazi-Occupied Paris by David King

A Savage Conflict: The Decisive Role Of Guerrillas In The American Civil War by Daniel E. Sutherland

Dear Cary: My Life With Cary Grant by Dyan Cannon

Ghost In The Wires: My Adventures As The World’s Most Wanted Hacker by Kevin Mitnick with William L. Simon

Our Overweight Children: What Parents, Schools, And Communities Can Do To Control The Fatness Epidemic by Sharron Dalton

My Song: A Memoir by Harry Belafonte with Michael Shnayerson

Last Call: The Rise And Fall Of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent

Should be a very interesting book and also seems to be the basis for the new Ken Burns documentary.

When A Billion Chinese Jump: How China Will Save Mankind – Or Destroy It by Jonathan Watts

Digging: The Afro-American Soul Of American Classical Music by Amiri Baraka

Nothing Bad Happens To Good Girls: Fear Of Crime In Women’s Lives by Esther Madriz

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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.