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New and Featured Books for 04/22/2013:

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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 Winter Witch by Paula Brackston

Easter Bunny Murder by Leslie Meier

Shadowkiller by Wendy Corsi Staub

Extinction by Mark Alpert

The NYT best selling author.

The Power Trip by Jackie Collins

Tales Designed To Thrizzle, Vol. 2 by Michael Kupperman

Take your best shot!

Hit Me by Lawrence Block

Little Known Facts by Chrstine Sneed

The Comfort Of Lies by Randy Susan Meyers

...As opposed to the worst of all possible worlds.

The Best Of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord

Ghost Man by Roger Hobbs

A Week In Winter by Maeve Binchy

The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society by Darien Gee

Burn Palace by Stephen Dobyns

A Time For War by Michael Savage

Cult by Jonathan Kellerman

By the author of Swamplandia!

Vampires In The Lemon Grove: Stories by Karen Russell

The Perfect Marriage by Kimberla Lawson Roby

Y: A Novel by Marjorie Celona

NON-FICTION:

The Inventor And The Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder And The Birth Of Moving Pictures by Edward Ball

A whole lotta Lincoln!

The Hour Of Peril: The Secret Plot To Murder Lincoln Before The Civil War by Daniel Stashower

Congressman Lincoln: The Making Of America’s Greatest President by Chris DeRose

Unleash The Power Of The Female Brain: Supercharging Yours For Better Health, Energy, Mood, Focus, And Sex by Daniel G. Amen

Washed Away: How The Great Flood Of 1913, America’s Most Widespread Natural Disaster, Terrorized A Nation And Changed It Forever by Geoff Williams

Coolidge by Amity Shlaes

A memoir of marriage and other affairs.

Vow: A Memoir Of Marriage (And Other Affairs) by Wendy Plump

O.J. In The Morning, G&T At Night: Spirited Dispatches On Aging With Joie de Vivre by A. E. Hotchner

Days That I’ll Remember: Spending Time With John Lennon And Yoko Ono by Jonathan Cott

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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:

04/17/13.

02/28/13.

02/07/13.

01/31/13.

01/02/13.

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New and Featured Books for 04/11/2012:

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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:

Locked On by Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney

The Submission by Amy Waldman

That’s How I Roll by Andrew Vachss

Letter From A Stranger by Barbar a Taylor Bradford

All I Did Was Shoot My Man by Walter Mosley

The Big Cat Nap by Rita Mae Brown

Bleed For Me by Michael Robotham

Hush Now, Don’t You Cry by Rhys Bowen

Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d’Art  by Christopher Moore

We The Animals by Justin Torres

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt

The Guy Not Taken by Jennifer Weiner

NON-FICTION:

The Favored Daughter: One Woman’s Fight To Lead Afghanistan Into The Future by Fawzia Koofi with Nadene Ghouri

All In: The Education Of General David Petraeus by Paula Broadwell with Vernon Loeb

A very intriguing biography about the life and career of the well known general and current director of the CIA. Not a comprehensive biography of the general, nor a comprehensive of the war in the Afghanistan and its history, and not a “tell all,” but definitely a nice portrait. Check out the author’s website, as well as a review of the book at The Washington Post, and interviews with the author at The Daily Show and CBS News. You can find a picture of the general and the author below:

The Benefit And The Burden: Tax Reform And Why We Need It And What It Will Take by Bruce Bartlett

Red Eagles: America’s Secret MiGs by Steve Davies

God’s Jury: The Inquisition And The Making Of The Modern World by Cullen Murphy

Glock: The Rise Of America’s Gun by Paul M. Barrett

The One: The Life And Music Of James Brown by R. J. Smith

Ameritopia: The Unmaking Of America by Mark R. Levin

Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic‘s First-Class Passengers And Their World by Hugh Brewster

Island Of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt’s Doomed Quest To Clean Up Sin-Loving New York by Richard Zacks

The End Of Normal: A Wife’s Anguish, A Widow’s New Life by Stephanie Madoff Mack

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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:

04/04/12.

03/29/12.

03/01/12.

02/02/11.

01/27/12.

New and Featured Books for Young Adults for 03/06/2012:

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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:

Goddess Of Yesterday by Caroline B. Cooney

Gyakushu! vol. 1, written and illustrated by Dan Hipp

Saint Louis Armstrong Beach by Brenda Woods

Historical fiction about how Hurricane Katrina effects an 11 year old boy, dealing with the struggles of evacuation and the strength of a people determined to survive in their city. The review from Kirkus Reviews sums it up nicely: “A small gem that sparkles with hope, resilience and the Crescent City’s unique, jazz-infused spirit.”

Hooked by Catherine Greenman

The River by Gary Paulsen

Girl Parts by John M. Cusick

Flawless by Sara Shepard

Fallen by Lauren Kate

Nation by Terry Pratchett

Re-Gifters by Mike Carey and illustrated by Sonny Liew and Marc Hempel

Saving Zoë by Alyson Noël

Angry Management by Chris Crutcher

What They Found: Love On 145th Street by Walter Dean Myers

The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan

An Abundance Of Katherines by John Green

Another novel from author and vlogger, John Green, and his second book. As I’ve said before, Green is extremely popular with our young adult (and adult) readers, and it’s not hard to understand why when you read one of his books. They’re sweet, but they’re quirky and unique, and they’re smart, and the characters are memorable, especially the characters in this book, which is about a boy with an affinity for girls with the name Katherine, and his friend who accompanies him on a road trip. Check out reviews for the novel done by The Young Folks and The New York Times.

My Boyfriend Is A Monster, vol. 1: I Love Him To Pieces by Evonne Tsang and illustrated by Janina Görrissen

Great tagline: “Can love survive the zombie apocalypse?” This is a fun graphic novel. It’s boy meets girl, and of course they come from two different worlds: she’s a jock, and he’s a nerd. And then the zombie outbreak happens. It’s got horror, romance, and the art by Janina Görrissen is just wonderful. Here’s a review from The Ninja Librarian.

NON-FICTION:

Web Design For Teens by Maneesh Sethi

The Brave Escape Of Edith Wharton by Connie Nordheilm Wooldridge

A fine biography of Edith Wharton, author of books like Ethan Frome and The House Of Mirth, who was born into a priveleged, wealthy New York City family during the Gilded Age, and her escape into a more creative life. Connie Nordheilm Wooldridge‘s book is very interesting in that it focuses much more on the life of Wharton, rather than her works, which makes it very insightful for anyone who’s read her books or is looking to discover them. Check out The New York Times‘ review.

Cool Tech: Gadgets, Games, Robots, And The Digital World by Clive Gifford, with consulting by Mike Goldsmith

How Cool Is This? An Up-Close Inside Look At How Things Work

Tattoos And Secret Societies by Jason Porterfield

The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone On The Media by Brooke Gladstone and illustrated by Josh Neufeld

Brooke Gladstone is a journalist and media analyst, and an expert on trends in the media, and she hosts NPR’s On The Media. She has called this book, a graphic novel illustrated by cartoonist Josh Neufeld to be a “a treatise on the relationship between us and the news media,” and the story utilizes an illustrated version of Gladstone herself taking the reader through the history of the American press. It is a very interesting book. You can find reviews at Slate and NPR, and an interview with Gladstone at Newsarama. Check out the trailer below:

Wild At Heart: The Story Of Joy Adamson, Author Of Born Free by Anne E. Neimark

Come Back To Afghanistan: A California Teenager’s Story by Said Hyder Akbar

The Big Idea Science Book: The Incredible Concepts That Show How Science Works In The World

Georgia O’Keeffe: The “Widenss And Wonder” Of Her World by Beverly Gherman

Wheels Of Change: How Women Rode The Bicycle To Freedom (With A Few Flat Tires Along The Way) by Sue Macy

Very interesting. Features a brief memoir section of author Sue Macy‘s childhood reminiscences of bicycle riding and then moves into a very informative history of the bicycle and how women were able to use it as innovative technology to cycle out of repressive conditions in the past and closer to independence. There’s also a nice foreword by Leah Missback Day, the founder of World Bicycle Relief. Check out reviews from Booklist and Read Kiddo Read.

Pre-Algebra And Algebra Smarts! by Lucille Caron and Philip M. St. Jacques

Celebrating A Quinceanera: A Latina’s 15th Birthday Celebration by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith and with photographs by Lawrence Migdale

Tricky Mindtrap Puzzles: Challenges The Way You Think & See by Detective Shadow

Raggin’ Jazzin’ Rockin’: A History Of American Musical Instrument Makers by Susan VanHecke

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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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And please don’t forget to check back here tomorrow to find out more about our Survey/Trivia contest.

And for info on other future contests we’ll be doing, you can always check out our CONTESTS page.

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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:

02/21/12.

02/09/12.

01/31/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

02/28/12.

02/23/12.

02/16/12.

01/28/12.