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New and Featured Books for 02/02/2012:

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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:

Gideon’s Corpse by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Breakdown by Sara Paretsky

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

The newest novel by the acclaimed author who won the Pulitzer Prize for Middlesex. You can find reviews for this book at The New York Observer, The Huffington Post, and The New York Times. There’s also an interesting interview with the author at The Economist.

We also have an anthology of classic and contemporary short stories that was edited with Eugenides, entitled My Mistress’s Sparrow Is Dead: Great Love Stories, From Chekhov To Munro. It deals with love in its many, many forms and would make for very interesting reading as we approach Valentine’s Day.

Flashback by Dan Simmons

Robocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson

A summer blockbuster movie in book form, and soon to be made into a movie by none other than Steven Spielberg. What else do you need to know?

A Devil Is Waiting by Jack Higgins

Home Front by Kristin Hannah

NON-FICTION:

100 Things Every Designer Needs To Know About People by Susan M. Weinschenk

I Got This: How I Changed My Ways And Lost What Weighed Me Down by Jennifer Hudson

Living Longer For Dummies by Walter M. Bortz

The Ethics Of Spying: A Reader For The Intelligence Professional, edited by Jan Goldman

The Ghost Map: The Story Of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic – And How It Changed Science, Cities, And The Modern World by Steven Johnson

Extra Virginity: The Sublime And Scandalous World Of Olive Oil by Tom Mueller

If there’s one thing we want from our food, it’s scandal and conspiracy, right? Americans are comparatively new to the romance of olive oil, but could that love be fraudulent?

The Real Romney by Michael Kranish and Scott Helman

Pearl Harbor Christmas: A World At War, December 1941 by Stanley Weintraub

A fascinating and extensively researched look at the first few weeks of the second World War.

Degradation: What The History Of Obscenity Tells Us About Hate Speech by Kevin W. Saunders

Prophets And Princes: Saudi Arabia From Muhammad To The Present by Mark Weston

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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:

01/27/12.

12/27/11.

12/23/11.

12/19/11.

12/17/11.

12/16/11.

And for Young Adults:

01/31/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

01/28/12.

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New and Featured Books for 12/27/11:

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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:

Lightning Rods by Helen DeWitt

I don’t know too much about this book other than what the cover tells me, that it’s the new book by the author whose debut novel was The Last Samurai, which eventually went on to be adapted into a film starring Tom Cruise. That, and the book’s gotten quite a bit of buzz this year. Is the buzz warranted? You’ll have to let us know. You can find the new novel reviewed at The New York Observer and at The Millions. You can also check out Helen DeWitt’s blog, as well as read an interview with her here, and purchase her second novel, Your Name Here, as a .pdf file on her website.

Before I Got To Sleep by S. J. Watson

American Sea Writing: A Literary Anthology, edited by Peter Neill

Wonderstruck: A Novel In Words And Pictures by Brian Selznick

The new novel by Selznick, author of The Invention Of Hugo Cabret, which is currently in theaters in a film adaptation directed by Martin Scorsese. This new book, an illustrated novel, is apparently a possible contender for both the Newbery and Caldecott awards, and has been highly requested by a few of our patrons of late. We’re glad to finally have it available, as you can clearly see in the look of excitement of my co-worker Judy’s face up above.

Novels And Stories, 1920 – 1922 by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Best American Comics 2011, edited by Alison Bechdel

Down And Out In The Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow

NON-FICTION:

Retromania: Pop Culture’s Addiction To Its Own Past by Simon Reynolds

Worst Cases: Terror And Catastrophe In The Popular Imagination by Lee Clarke

Revolution: The Year I Fell In Love And Went To Join The War by Deb Olin Unferth

The first memoir by one of literature’s rising stars. The book is described as “brave and soulful” and well worth a look.

The Engines Of Innovation: The Entrepreneurial University In The Twenty-First Century by Holden Thorp & Buck Goldstein.

Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women by Harriet Reisen

Warren Buffett Invests Like A Girl – And Why You Should, Too by Louann Lofton

Shock Of Gray: The Aging Of The World’s Population And How It Pits Young Against Old, Child Against Parent, Worker Against Boss, Company Against Rival, And Nation Against Nation by Ted C. Fishman

The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into In College by Harlan Cohen

Love And Capital: Karl And Jenny Marx And The Birth Of A Revolution by Mary Gabriel

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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:

12/23/11.

12/19/11.

12/17/11.

12/16/11.

12/15/11.