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New titles for the Week of August 17

BOOKS

FICTION
Alexander Maksik A marker to measure drift
Liane Moriarty The husband's secret

Historical Fiction
P.T. Deutermann The ghosts of Bungo Suido

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Kelly Braffet Save yourself
David Downing Lehrter Station
David Downing Masaryk Station
Kevin Egan Midnight
David Ellis The last alibi
Chris Ewan The good thief's guide to Berlin
Karin Fossum Eva's eye
W.E.B. Griffin & William E. Butterworth IV The last witness
Estelle Monbrun Murder chez Proust
Miriam Grace Monfredo Blackwater spirits
John O'Connell Baskerville: the mysterious tale of Sherlock's return
James Patterson & David Ellis Mistress
Claudia Piñeiro A crack in the wall
Sarah Smith The knowledge of water

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Matt Haig The humans

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Robert Kirkman The walking dead. Book 6: a continuing story of survival horror 741.5 K596 bk.6
Steven T. Seagle & Teddy Kristiansen Genius 741.5 S438

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Simona Merchant-Dest The art of seamless knitting 746.43 M554

Biography & Genealogy
Kimberly Rae Miller Coming clean 616.8522 M648
Roy Morris, Jr. Declaring his genius: Oscar Wilde in North America 92 W671m
Julie Winch A gentleman of color: the life of James Forten 92 F737
Randall B. Woods Shadow warrior: William Egan Colby & the CIA 327.1 C68w

Books, Reading, Publishing, Journalism, Library & Information Science
Carmen Callil & Colm Tóibín The modern library 011.73 C158

Business & Economics
Charles Gasparino Circle of friends: the massive federal crackdown on insider trading--and why the markets always work against the little guy 364.168 G249
Meredith Whitney Fate of the states: the new geography of American prosperity 330.973 W621

Chess
Branislav Francuski Back to basics: fundamentals 794.1 F826

Computer Science
Jennifer Niederst Robbins Learning Web design: a beginner's guide to HTML, CSS, JavaScript & web graphics 006.7 N666
Nathan Yau Visualize this: the Flowing Data guide to design, visualization & statistics 005.55 F644y

Health & Medicine
Nathan Belofsky Strange medicine: a shocking history of real medical practices through the ages 610.9 B452
A. Scott Connelly & Carol Colman Body Rx: Dr. Scott Connelly's 6-pack prescription 613 C752
James Davies Cracked: the unhappy truth about psychiatry 362.2 D2562
Rael Isacowitz Pilates anatomy 613.71 I74
Mark Sisson The primal blueprint: reprogram you genes for effortless weight loss, vibrant health & boundless energy 613 S623

History
Philip de Souza Piracy in the Graeco-Roman world 364.164 D467
William P. Jones The march on Washington: jobs, freedom & the forgotten history of civil rights 323.1196 J797
Sarah J. Moore Empire on display: San Francisco's Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915 606 .1915 M824
Mason B. Williams City of ambition: FDR, La Guardia & the making of modern New York 974.71 W725

Law
Robin Leonard & Margaret Reiter Solve your money troubles: debt, credit & bankruptcy 346.077 L58

Literature & Writing
Amy Herzog 4000 miles; After the revolution: two plays 812 H582
Ross Petras & Kathryn Petras Wretched writing: a compendium of crimes against the English language 808.02 P493
Jenny Schwartz Somewhere fun 812 S3995
Enda Walsh Once 822 W224

Performing Arts & Music
Cut!: Hollywood murders, accidents & other tragedies 791.43 C988
Neil Strauss Everyone loves you when you're dead: journeys into fame & madness 780.92 S912

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Owen Davies Grimoires: a history of magic books 133.43 D256
Guy Winch Emotional first aid: practical strategies for treating failure, rejection, guilt & other everyday psychological injuries 158.1 W758

Politics & Government
Martin Jacques When China rules the world: the end of the western world & the birth of a new global order 327.51 J19

Social Sciences & Current Events
Leigh Gallagher The end of the suburbs: where the American dream is moving 307.74 G162
ML Nichols The parent backpack for kindergarten through grade 5: how to support your child's education, end homework meltdowns & build parent-teacher connections 371.19 N621

Sports & Games
Christopher Van Tilburg The adrenaline junkie's bucket list: 100 extreme outdoor adventures to do before you die 796.04 V217

Travel & Geography
Gary Kamiya Cool gray city of love: 49 views of San Francisco 917.9461 K156

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AUDIOBOOKS
Fiction
John Green The fault in our stars

Nonfiction
Susannah Charleson The possibility dogs: what a handful of "unadoptables" taught me about service, hope & healing 636.7 C477c
Edith Hamilton Mythology 292 H217c
Laughter therapy: a comedy collection for the chronically serious 792.7 L374

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EBOOKS
Jodi Angel You only get letters from jail
Ciarán Collins The gamal

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DVDs

Drama
Mrs. Miniver DVD

Posted on Aug. 21, 2013 by Heather Terrell

New Titles for the Week of August 10

BOOKS

FICTION
David Gilbert & sons
Thomas E. Kennedy Kerrigan in Copenhagen: a love story
Goliarda Sapienza The art of joy

Historical Fiction
Philippa Gregory The white princess
Hanan al-Shaykh One thousand & one nights

Multi-Gen Literature
Natalie Standiford The boy on the bridge
Tara Sullivan Golden boy
Chuck Wendig Under the Empyrean sky

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
James R. Benn Billy Boyle: a World War II mystery
James R. Benn Death's door: a Billy Boyle World War II mystery
James R. Benn Evil for evil: a Billy Boyle World War II mystery
James R. Benn A mortal terror: a Billy Boyle World War II mystery
Mark Billingham The dying hours
C.J. Box The highway
Mel Bradshaw Fire on the runway: a Paul Shenstone mystery
Ben Coes Eye for an eye
Thomas H. Cook Sandrine's case
Maurizio De Giovanni Blood curse: the springtime of Commissario Ricciardi
Maurizio de Giovanni I will have vengeance: the winter of Commissario Ricciardi
Robert Galbraith The cuckoo's calling
Steve Hamilton Let it burn
Peter James Dead man's time
Lars Kepler The fire witness
Fuminori Nakamura Evil & the mask
Peter Turnbull Gift wrapped

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NONFICTION
Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Maria Costantino Mary Cassatt 750.92 C34

Biography & Genealogy
Bernard Gotfryd Anton, the dove fancier: & other tales of the Holocaust 940.5318 G683

Business & Economics
David James & Rajeev Merchant The new Asia: business strategies for the economic region that is shaking up the world 330.95 J275

History
America's century: year by year from 1900 to 2000 973.9 A5129
Richard Balzer Peepshows: a visual history 790.138 B198
Giorgio Riello Cotton: the fabric that made the modern world 338.4767 R555

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Edward B. Burger & Michael Starbird ; original art by Alan Witschonke Illustration Coincidences, chaos & all that math jazz: making light of weighty ideas 510 B954
The New York Times book of mathematics: more than 100 years of writing by the numbers 510 N532
Gavin Pretor-Pinney The wavewatcher's companion 531.1133 P94

Performing Arts & Music
Billy Crystal 700 Sundays 792.092 C957
Richard Eyre & Nicholas Wright Changing stages: a view of British & American theatre in the twentieth century 792.09 E98
Alan Jay Lerner My fair lady: a musical play in two acts 782.8 L61m
Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River anthology 811 M42a

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Theodor W. Adorno Aesthetic theory 111.85 A241
Religious diversity in Ancient Israel & Judah 200.933 R382
Peter Sloterdijk You must change your life: on anthropotechnics 128 S634

Politics & Government
Conrad Black Flight of the eagle: the grand strategies that brought America from colonial dependence to world leadership 327.73 B627

Travel & Geography
Lonely Planet France's best trips: 39 amazing road trips 914.4 L847b
Lonely Planet Ireland's best trips: 34 amazing road trips 914.15 L847b
Lonely Planet Italy's best trips: 38 amazing road trips 914.5 L847b
Sacred places, North America: 108 destinations 203.5 S123

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS
Fiction
Laurie Halse Anderson Forge

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AUDIOBOOKS
Fiction
Dashiell Hammett The Maltese falcon

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EBOOKS
Edward Hoagland Children are diamonds: an African apocalypse
Adam LeBor Tower of Basel: the shadowy history of the secret bank that runs the world
Rebecca Lee Bobcat & other stories
Alister McGrath C. S. Lewis: a life: eccentric genius, reluctant prophet

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DVDs
Comedy
The adventures of Priscilla, queen of the desert
Local hero

Drama
My dinner with André

Foreign Language
Rust & bone (De rouille et d'os)

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Poltergeist

Nonfiction
Twentieth Century Fox: the first fifty years 791.4 T971
Use your brain change your age: the fountain of youth is between your ears 612.82 A51u

Travel & Geography
White Pass & Yukon Route: the railway built of gold 385.0979 W587

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CDs
Jazz
Denny Zeitlin Wherever you are: midnight moods for solo piano

Musicals & Soundtracks
Stephen Sondheim A little night music: original London cast recording

World
Cal Tjader & Eddie Palmieri El sonido nuevo

Posted on Aug. 10, 2013 by Heather Terrell

New titles for the Week of August 3

BOOKS

FICTION
Sarah Butler Ten things I've learnt about love
Ron Carlson Return to Oakpine
Hervé Le Tellier Eléctrico W
David Rakoff Love, dishonor, marry, die, cherish, perish
Luanne Rice The lemon orchard

Historical Fiction
Sarah Dunant Blood & beauty: the Borgias

Multi-Gen Literature
Corey Ann Haydu OCD love story
Philipp Mattheis How to lose everything: a mostly true story

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Chris Bohjalian The light in the ruins
James Lee Burke Light of the world: a Dave Robicheaux novel
Linda Fairstein Death angel

Short Stories
Ryan O'Neill The weight of a human heart: stories

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Jay Harman The shark's paintbrush: biomimicry & how nature is inspiring innovation 600 H287

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Richard Diebenkorn: the Berkeley years, 1953-1966 750.92 D55b
In pursuit of beauty: Americans & the Aesthetic movement 709.73 I355
Tula Pink's city sampler: 100 modern quilt blocks 746.46 P655
Werner J. Schweiger Wiener Werkstaette: design in Vienna, 1903-1932 745.0943 S413

Biography & Genealogy
Edward H. Burtt, Jr. Alexander Wilson: the Scot who founded American ornithology 590.92 W74
Liao Yiwu For a song & a hundred songs: a poet's journey through a Chinese prison 365.6 L693
Michael Shelden Young titan: the making of Winston Churchill 92 C5632

Business & Economics
Barbara Bissonnette Asperger's syndrome workplace survival guide: a neurotypical's secrets for success 650.1 B623
George Gilder Knowledge & power: the information theory of capitalism & how it is revolutionizing our world 330.12 G46k
Eric W. Sanderson Terra nova: the new world after oil, cars & suburbs 338.973 S216

Food & Drink
Evelyne Bloch-Dano Vegetables: a biography 635 B651
Peter P. Greweling Chocolates & confections at home with the Culinary Institute of America 641.8 G841
William Sitwell A history of food in 100 recipes 641.09 S623
Stacy Toth Beyond bacon: paleo recipes that respect the whole hog 641.66 T717

Health & Medicine
Evan Gabrielsen Emergency preparedness: a practical guide for preparing your family 613.69 G118
Clifton Leaf The truth in small doses: why we're losing the war on cancer and how to win it 616.994 L434
Danielle Ofri What doctors feel: how emotions affect the practice of medicine 610.69 O33
Deirdre Rawlings Fermented foods for health: use the power of probiotic foods to improve your digestion, strengthen your immunity & prevent illness 615.329 R259
Carol Ann Rinzler Leonardo's foot: how 10 toes, 52 bones & 66 muscles shaped the human world 617.585 R58
Jo Robinson Eating on the wild side: the missing link to optimum health 613.2 R662

History
Matthew Morse Booker Down by the bay: San Francisco's history between the tides 979.461 B724
Albert Camus Algerian chronicles 965.04 C211
Michael Fullilove Rendezvous with destiny: how Franklin D. Roosevelt & five extraordinary men took America into the war & into the world 973.917 F971
Joseph Gustaitis Chicago's greatest year, 1893: the White City & the birth of a modern metropolis 977.311 G982
Maury Klein A call to arms: mobilizing America for World War II 940.5373 K64
Bernhard Rieger The people's car: a global history of the Volkswagen Beetle 629.222 R554
Orville Schell Wealth & power: China's long march to the twenty-first century 951.05 S32w

Home & Family Management
Peter D'Amato The savage garden: cultivating carnivorous plants 635.9337 D155
Mark Diacono The speedy vegetable garden 635 D536

Literature & Writing
Nancy Marie Brown Song of the Vikings: Snorri & the making of Norse myths 839.6 S673

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
T. DeLene Beeland The secret world of red wolves: the fight to save North America's other wolf 599.773 B414
Grady Klein The cartoon introduction to statistics 519.5 K64
Stephen C. Meyer Darwin's doubt: the explosive origin of animal life & the case for intelligent design 576.8 M613

Performing Arts & Music
David Ehrenstein The Scorsese picture: the art & life of Martin Scorsese 791.4 S42eh
Joe Garner Now showing: unforgettable moments from the movies 791.43 G234
Joseph Horowitz On my way: the untold story of Rouben Mamoulian, George Gershwin & Porgy & Bess 782.1 M265
Bill Janovitz Rocks off: 50 tracks that tell the story of The Rolling Stones 782.421 R75
Shirley Jones Shirley Jones: a memoir 792.092 J79L
Brett Martin Difficult men: behind the scenes of a creative revolution from The Sopranos & The wire to Mad men & Breaking bad 791.45 M379
Ian Rusten The Beach Boys in concert: the ultimate history of America's band on tour & onstage 780.92 B357r

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Wendy T. Behary Disarming the narcissist: surviving & thriving with the self-absorbed 158.2 B419
Ellen J. Langer Mindfulness 153.75 L27
Claude Lévi-Strauss The savage mind 155.8 L66
Social Sciences & Current Events
Stephen Apkon The age of the image: redefining literacy in a world of screens 370.15 A642
Robert Kolker Lost girls: an unsolved American mystery 364.152 K813

Sports & Games
Roger Craig Roger Craig's tales from the San Francisco 49ers sideline 796.33 C886

Travel & Geography
Tina Olton Always another horizon: a journey around the world 910.41 O529

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

DVDs
Dreamer

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AUDIOBOOKS
Fiction
Neil Gaiman The ocean at the end of the lane

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DVDs
Comedy
Napoleon Dynamite
Withnail & I

Drama
42: the Jackie Robinson story
Cuba
Howl
The last temptation of Christ
The way

Foreign Language
Farewell, my queen (Les adieux a la reine)

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Cassandra's dream
Frenzy

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Serenity

Nonfiction
Broadway musicals: a Jewish legacy 782.14 B863
The life & times of Allen Ginsberg 811 G49L

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CDs
Musicals & Soundtracks
Oscar Peterson plays the Cole Porter songbook CD Musicals/Soundtracks Peterson
Howard Shore The lord of the rings, the fellowship of the ring: original motion picture soundtrack CD Musicals/Soundtracks Shore

World
Afro Cuban All Stars A toda Cuba le gusta CD World Afro-Cuban

Posted on Aug. 5, 2013 by Heather Terrell

Staff Picks: Mysteries and Thrillers

Although summer isn't exactly beach weather in our fair city, I still like to spend the summer reading books that are, above all, entertaining.  What better fits the bill than a juicy mystery?! If you're like me, you tend to read the same tried-and-true authors, and it can be tough to figure out what, in the vast ocean of mystery stories, is worth the elbow-grease (turning pages that fast can be mildly athletic!) required to finish it.  This is where your friendly Mechanics' Institute staffers come in...

In August, we're recommending our favorite mysteries and thrillers to keep you on the edge of your seat. Here's just a taste of what we're suggesting this month:

Erika recommends Bangkok 8 by John Burdett

Although his ethnicity is half American, Sonchai Jitlicheep is one of the only honest policemen in Bangkok.  He is determined to find the person whose murder weapon - a cobra - managed to catch his partner in the crossfire.  Welcome to Bangkok, where the good guys and the bad guys are almost indistinguishable from one another...

Matt recommends House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz

This is the first novel approved by Conan Doyle's estate to be included in the Sherlock Holmes canon, and deservedly so. It is rife with Victorian mores (and secrets) and is written in a style faithful to the original Holmes stories. A sequel to this critically lauded novel is expected in October 2014.

Heather recommends Fred Vargas's Commissaire Adamsberg mysteries 

If you've been paying attention to my picks, you'll know that I am constantly trying to get you to read books by Fred Vargas. She's a Medieval Historian who also writes nicely plotted (but not too tricky) mysteries that read more like a novel - plenty of character and setting development with a side of criminal pursuit. The Ghost Riders of Ordebec is her newest addition to the series, but I recommend that you start from the beginning with The Chalk Circle Man, as these books comprise one cumulative story rather than an episodic series that can be picked up at any juncture.

Posted on Aug. 1, 2013 by Heather Terrell

New titles for the Week of July 27

BOOKS

FICTION
Louis Begley Memories of a marriage
Susan Choi My education
Witold Gombrowicz Ferdydurke
Stephen P. Kiernan The curiosity
Michael Roy O'Laughlin Omens in a dry season: a novel of Yosemite
Jincy Willett Amy falls down

Historical Fiction
Karen Mack & Jennifer Kaufman Freud's mistress
Cathleen Schine Fin & Lady

Multi-Gen Literature
S. X. Bradley Unraveled

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Lisa Ballantyne The guilty one
Stephen Booth Dancing with the virgins
Stephen Booth One last breath
Simon Brett A decent interval: a Charles Paris novel
Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza Alone in the crowd
Dorothy B. Hughes The expendable man
Ivy Pochoda Visitation Street
Daniel Silva The English girl
Susan Spann Claws of the cat: a Shinobi mystery
Fred Vargas The Ghost Riders of Ordebec: a Commissaire Adamsberg mystery
Martin Walker The devil's cave: a Bruno, chief of police novel

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
E.R. Eddison The worm Ouroboros

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Aya Kanno Blank Slate. Vol. 1 741.5 K164b
Aya Kanno Blank Slate. Vol. 2 741.5 K164b

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NONFICTION

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Francis Bedford Cairo to Constantinople 770.956 B411
Fritz van Briessen The way of the brush: painting techniques of China & Japan 759.951 B853
James A. Ganz Impressionist Paris: city of light 709.44 G211
Hazel Soan The encyclopedia of watercolor techniques for landscape 751.42 S676
Penny Soto Painting glowing colors in watercolor 751.42 S718
Sally Stein John Gutmann: the photographer at work 770.92 G985s

Biography & Genealogy
Jeremy Adelman Worldly philosopher: the odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman 330.092 H669
Stephen E. Ambrose Halleck: Lincoln's chief of staff 92 H184
Janet Gleeson Millionaire: the philanderer, gambler & duelist who invented the modern finance 92 L415
George Hoeper Black Bart: boulevardier bandit 92 B6272

Books, Reading, Publishing, Journalism, Library & Information Science
501 must-read books 011.73 F565

Chess
Cyrus Lakdawala Capablanca: move by move 794.15 C23La
Richard Palliser The Torre attack: move by move 794.122 P16ta

Health & Medicine
Bill Plotkin Wild mind: a field guide to the human psyche 612.8 P729

Literature & Writing
Simon Critchley & Jamieson Webster Stay, illusion!: the Hamlet doctrine 822.3 C934
Firdawsī The tragedy of Sohráb & Rostám 891.51 F52r
Thrand of Gotu: two Icelandic sagas from the Flat Island book 839.6 T529

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Maximilian Werner Evolved: Chronicles of the Pleistocene Mind 599.93 W492

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Susan Blackmore Consciousness: an introduction 153 B629
David J. Buller Adapting minds: evolutionary psychology & the persistent quest for human nature 155.7 B936
Rolf Dobelli The art of thinking clearly 153.42 D633
Joshua M. Greene Gita wisdom: an introduction to India's essential yoga text 294.59 B575
Sean Martin The Cathars 273.6 M383
Mark Nepo The book of awakening: having the life you want by being present to the life you have 291.4 N441
Thich Nhat Hanh Love letter to the Earth 294.3 N57L
Purity of heart & contemplation: a monastic dialogue between Christian & Asian traditions 291.6 P985
Rupert Sheldrake Dogs that know when their owners are coming home: & other unexplained powers of animals 133.8 S54

Social Sciences & Current Events
Niall Ferguson The great degeneration: how institutions decay & economies die 306 F35
Hal Niedzviecki The peep diaries: how we're learning to love watching ourselves & our neighbors 302.24 N66
Robert Wright The moral animal: evolutionary psychology & everyday life 304.5 W95

Travel & Geography
Carolyn Hansen Power Hiking San Francisco: twelve great walks through the streets of San Francisco & environs 917.9461 H249

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS
Fiction
Linda K. Hubalek Stitch of courage: a woman's fight for freedom
Linda K. Hubalek Thimble of soil: a woman's quest for land

DVDs
Growing up wild: fun family frolics 591.392 G884

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AUDIOBOOKS

Nonfiction
The shark's paintbrush: biomimicry & how nature is inspiring innovation 600 H287c

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DVDs
Action & Adventure
The naked prey

Drama
Doctor Zhivago
Medium cool

Foreign Language
Tristana

Nonfiction
Glenn Gould. The Russian journey 780.92 G69r
Glenn Gould: the alchemist 780.92 G69a
Mel Brooks: make a noise 791.4 B873

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CDs
Jazz
Latin concert CD Jazz Tjader

World
Aire latino: Latin American music for guitar CD World Russell

Posted on Jul. 29, 2013 by Heather Terrell

New titles for the Week of July 20

BOOKS

FICTION
Gavin Extence The universe versus Alex Woods
Andrew Sean Greer The impossible lives of Greta Wells
Elin Hilderbrand Beautiful day
Edward Hoagland Children are diamonds: an African apocalypse
Karl Ove Knausgaard My struggle. Book one
Yukio Mishima The temple of the golden pavillion
Gabriel Roth The unknowns
James Salter A sport & a pastime
Lauren Weisberger Revenge wears Prada: the devil returns

Historical Fiction
Henning Mankell A treacherous paradise
Ayana Mathis The twelve tribes of Hattie

Multi-Gen Literature
Jennifer Bradbury A moment comes

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Elizabeth Adler Please don't tell
Pieter Aspe The square of revenge
Tonino Benacquista Malavita
Lauren Beukes The shining girls
Brian Freemantle Red star falling: a thriller
Meg Gardiner The shadow tracer
Timothy Hallinan The fame thief: a Junior Bender mystery
Michael Hiebert Dream with little angels
Iris Johansen Hunting Eve
Mike Lawson House odds: a Joe DeMarco thriller
Lisa Lutz The last word
Ridley Pearson Choke point
William Ryan The Twelfth Department
Frank Smith Night fall: a DCI Neil Paget mystery

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Ofir Touché Gafla The world of the end
Brian Lumley Hero of dreams
Frederic C. Rich Christian nation: novel

Short Stories
McSweeney's 43 M175 no.43 pt.1
Nebula awards showcase: the year's best SF & fantasy N36
There is a country: new fiction from the new nation of South Sudan M175 no.43 pt.2

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Peter Bagge Everybody is stupid except for me & other astute observations: a decade's worth of cartoon reporting for Reason magazine 741.5 B144
The Superior Spider-Man. Vol. 1, My own worst enemy 741.5 S754 v.1
Superman: for tomorrow 741.5 S95
All-new X-Men. Vol. 2, Here to stay 741.5 X7 v.2

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Daniel Clery A piece of the sun: the quest for fusion energy 621.484 C633
Gary Paul Nabhan Growing food in a hotter, drier land: lessons from desert farmers on adapting to climate uncertainty 631 N115

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Irving Babbitt The new Laokoon: an essay on the confusion of the arts 701.17 B11
Jane F. Gerhard The Dinner Party: Judy Chicago & the power of popular feminism, 1970-2007 750.92 C53g
Amy Herzog Knit to flatter: the only instructions you'll ever need to knit sweaters that make you look good & feel great! 746.43 H582
Ruby Ray From the edge of the world: California punk, 1977-81 770.92 R267

Biography & Genealogy
Brenda Ralph Lewis Dark history of the kings & queens of England: 1066 to the present day 920 L673
Barbara A. Perry Rose Kennedy: the life & times of a political matriarch 92 K3558p

Business & Economics
Gar Alperovitz What then must we do?: straight talk about the next American revolution 330.973 A45w
Emily Brady Humboldt: life on America's marijuana frontier 331.7 B812
Daniel Isenberg Worthless, impossible & stupid: how contrarian entrepreneurs create & capture extraordinary value 658.4 I78
David C. Robertson Brick by brick: how LEGO rewrote the rules of innovation & conquered the global toy industry 338.768 R649
The Squam Lake report: fixing the financial system 332.1 S773
Tish Squillaro HeadTrash: cleaning out the junk that stands between you & success 658.4 S773
Joe Studwell How Asia works: success & failure in the world's most dynamic region 330.95 S93

Computer Science
Tom White Hadoop: the definitive guide 005.74 A285w

Food & Drink
WeightWatchers 50th anniversary cookbook: 280 delicious recipes for every meal 641.563 W41f

Health & Medicine
Michael Corballis A very short tour of the mind: 21 short walks around the human brain 612.82 C789
Daniel Freeman Stressed sex: uncovering the truth about men, women & mental health 616.89 F855
Nassir Ghaemi On depression: drugs, diagnosis & despair in the modern world 616.8527 G411
Michael Gurian The wonder of aging: a new approach to embracing life after fifty 612.67 G979
James B. LaValle Your blood never lies: how to read a blood test for a longer, healthier life 616.0756 L394
Susan J. Noonan Managing your depression: what you can do to feel better 616.8527 N817
Adrian Raine The anatomy of violence: the biological roots of crime 616.8582 R155

History
John M. Adams The millionaire & the mummies: Theodore Davis's Gilded Age in the Valley of the Kings 932 A211
James Agee, photographs by Walker Evans Cotton tenants: three families 976.1 A265
Martin Gilbert The righteous: the unsung heroes of the Holocaust 940.5318 G46r
Sheila Miyoshi Jager Brothers at war: the unending conflict in Korea 951.9 J245
Steven Mithen Thirst: water & power in the ancient world 333.91 M68
Michael E. Tolle What killed downtown?: Norristown, Pennsylvania, from Main Street to the malls 974.812 T651

Law
Louis Michael Seidman On constitutional disobedience 342.73 S458

Literature & Writing
The best American short plays 812.8 B56a
Mary Borg Writing your life: a guide to writing autobiographies 808.066 B732
Stephen Burt Belmont: poems 811 B973
Terry Eagleton How to read literature 801 E11h
The FSG book of twentieth-century Italian poetry: an anthology 851.08 F948
Brooks Landon Building great sentences: how to write the kinds of sentences you love to read 808.04 L259
Rebecca Solnit The faraway nearby 814 S688
Christian Wiman My bright abyss: meditation of a modern believer 814 W757

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
The works of Archimedes 510 A673
The best American science writing 500 B56
Paul Bogard The end of night: searching for natural darkness in an age of artificial light 551.566 B674
Brian Fagan The attacking ocean: the past, present & future of rising sea levels 551.458 F15
Salomon Kroonenberg Why hell stinks of sulphur: mythology & geology of the underworld 551.11 K938
John Hanson Mitchell Eden of sorts: the natural history of my feral garden 508.744 M681
Adam Rutherford Creation: how science is reinventing life itself 576.8 R975
Frank Swain How to make a zombie: the real life (and death) science of reanimation & mind control 502 S971
William H. Waller The Milky Way: an insider's guide 523.113 W234

Performing Arts & Music
Glenn Frankel The Searchers: the making of an American legend 791.43 F829
Rick Lenz North of Hollywood 792.092 L575
John Milward Crossroads: how the blues shaped rock 'n' roll (and rock saved the blues) 781.643 M662
Monty Python's flying circus: all the bits 791.45 M81d
Willard A. Palmer Teach yourself to play piano 786.2 P173
David Harland Rousseau Storyboarding essentials: how to translate your story to the screen for film, TV & other media 791.43 R864

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Meg Jay The defining decade: why your twenties matter & how to make the most of them now 155.65 J423
Tom Krattenmaker The evangelicals you don't know: introducing the next generation of Christians 277.3 K899
Steven Pressfield Turning pro: tap your inner power & create your life's work 153.35 P935t
Ken Robinson Finding your element: how to discover your talents & passions & transform your life 153.9 R658f
Elisabeth Roudinesco Philosophy in turbulent times: Canguilhem, Sartre, Foucault, Althusser, Deleuze, Derrida 194 R854

Politics & Government
Ben Judah Fragile empire: how Russia fell in & out of love with Vladimir Putin 947.086 P98j

Social Sciences & Current Events
Choose privacy week: resource guide 323.448 C548
John Hendricks A curious discovery: an entrepreneur's story 384.55 H498
Kathryn Joyce The child catchers: rescue, trafficking & the new gospel of adoption 362.734 J894
Peter Lance Deal with the devil: the FBI's secret thirty-year relationship with a Mafia killer 364.106 S286
Corey Mintz How to host a dinner party 395.3 M667
Shibley Telhami The world through Arab eyes: Arab public opinion & the reshaping of the Middle East 303.38 T271

Sports & Games
Tom Clavin The DiMaggios: three brothers, their passion for baseball, their pursuit of the American dream 796.357 D582

Travel & Geography
Flanders: Northern Belgium 914.931 B81
Palestine 915.694 B81p
Fodor's 25 best Rome 914.56 F65t
Frommer's Edinburgh & the best of Glasgow day by day 914.134 F93
Frommer's Provence & the Riviera 914.49 F93
Tim Parks Italian ways: on & off the rails from Milan to Palermo 914.5 P252
Neil Edward Schlecht Frommer's Buenos Aires day by day 918.211 F93

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS
Fiction
Drew Daywalt ; pictures by Oliver Jeffers The day the crayons quit

Nonfiction
Michelle Mulder Pedal it!: how bicycles are changing the world 629.227 M954

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AUDIOBOOKS
Fiction
Karen Russell Vampires in the lemon grove

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EBOOKS
Jonny Bowden The 150 healthiest slow cooker recipes on Earth: the surprising unbiased truth about how to make nutritious & delicious meals that are ready when you are
Pam Durban The tree of forgetfulness

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DVDs
Action & Adventure
Get the gringo

Comedy
The twelve chairs

Drama
Another country

Foreign Language
Last metro (Le dernier métro)
M

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CDs

Jazz
Jamie Cullum Twentysomething
Sade Lovers rock
Mary Stallings Don't look back
Mark Whitfield 7th Ave. stroll

World
Jesús Alemañy Cubanismo!

Posted on Jul. 23, 2013 by Heather Terrell

New Titles for the Week of July 13

BOOKS

FICTION
Tash Aw Five-star billionaire
Matt Bell In the house upon the dirt between the lake & the woods
Alexander McCall Smith Trains & lovers
Maggie O'Farrell Instructions for a heatwave
Curtis Sittenfeld Sisterland
Charlotte Turner Smith The banished man

Historical Fiction
Sahar Delijani Children of the Jacaranda tree
Kate Worsley She rises

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Eric Ambler Judgment on Deltchev
Maurizio de Giovanni The crocodile
Robert Goddard Fault line
Jonathan Holt The Abomination
Catriona McPherson As she left it
Imogen Robertson Circle of shadows
Karin Slaughter Unseen
Walter Walker Crime of privilege

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NONFICTION
Biography & Genealogy
Clare Mulley The spy who loved: the secrets & lives of Christine Granville 940.5486 S626
Edna O'Brien Country girl: a memoir 92 O135
Clarice Stasz Jack London's women 920 S7969

Books, Reading, Publishing, Journalism, Library & Information Science
Library 2020: today's leading visionaries describe tomorrow's library 020 L697
Ellin Stein That's not funny, that's sick: the National lampoon & the comedy insurgents who captured the mainstream 051 S819

Business & Economics
Turney Duff The buy side: a Wall Street trader's tale of spectacular excess 332.092 D855
Richard D. Wolff Capitalism hits the fan: the global economic meltdown & what to do about it 330.973 W855 2013

Chess
János Flesch Planning in chess 794.123 F611
King's gambit C34 794.122 K551
Jerzy Konikowski & Marek Soszynski The Sokolsky opening 1.b4 in theory & practice 794.122 K821

Computer Science
Tom Hughes-Croucher & Mike Wilson Node: up & running 005.2762 J416h
Guillermo Rauch Smashing Node.js: JavaScript everywhere 005.2762 J416r

Food & Drink
Jessica Goldman Foung Sodium girl's limitless low-sodium cookbook 641.563 G619

Health & Medicine
Paul A. Offit, M.D Do you believe in magic?: the sense & nonsense of alternative medicine 615.5 O32

History
1863: Lincoln's pivotal year 973.7 E347
Christian Caryl Strange rebels: 1979 & the birth of the 21st century 909.827 C333
Harold Holzer & the New-York Historical Society The Civil War in 50 objects 973.7 H762
Mike Parker Pearson & the Stonehenge Riverside Project Stonehenge: a new understanding: solving the mysteries of the greatest Stone Age monument 936.2 P242
Barbara W. Tuchman The proud tower: a portrait of the world before the war, 1890-1914 909.82 T88
Yu Hua China in ten words 985 Y941

Languages & Linguistics
Tore Janson A natural history of Latin 470.9 J352

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Caspar Henderson The book of barely imagined beings: a 21st century bestiary 591.68 H496

Performing Arts & Music
Charles Mingus Mingus speaks 780.92 M664g
Nathan Rabin You don't know me but you don't like me: Phish, Insane Clown Posse & my misadventures with two of music's most maligned tribes 781.66 R116

Social Sciences & Current Events
Alfredo Corchado Midnight in Mexico: a reporter's journey through a country's descent into the darkness 364.1 C793
Peter Kobel The strange case of the mad professor: a true tale of endangered species, illegal drugs & attempted murder 364.152 K756
Susanna Sonnenberg She matters: a life in friendships 302.34 S699
David Tobis From pariahs to partners: how parents & their allies changed New York City's child welfare system 362.7 T629

Sports & Games
Chris McNamara, Chris Summit & Valentine Cullen Bay Area top ropes 796.52 M478

Travel & Geography
David Downie Paris to the Pyrenees: a skeptic pilgrim walks the way of Saint James 914.4 D751
Explorer's Guides 50 hikes in eastern Pennsylvania: from the Mason-Dixon Line to the Poconos & North Mountain 917.48 E96f
Explorer's Guides Eastern Pennsylvania: includes Philadelphia, Gettysburg, Amish Country & the Pocono Mountains 917.48 E96
Fodor's Florida 917.59 F65
Fodor's Morocco 916.4 F65
Fodor's San Diego 917.9498 F65
Frommer's Newfoundland & Labrador 917.18 F93
Great Destinations Oregon wine country 917.95 G786
Insight Guides Morocco 916.4 I59
Lonely Planet Chile & Easter Island 918.3 L847
Lonely Planet Crete 914.959 L847
Lonely Planet Madagascar 916.91 L847
Lonely Planet Madrid 914.641 L847
Michelin Guide New York City 917.471 M623
Moon handbooks. Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket 917.449 M818
New York Times 36 hours: 125 weekends in Europe 914.04 T447
New York Times 36 hours: 150 weekends in the USA & Canada 917.04 T447
The rough guide to Iceland 914.91 R856
The rough guide to Mallorca & Menorca 914.675 R856
The rough guide to Mexico 917.2 R856
The rough guide to the Dominican Republic 917.293 R856
The rough guide to Turkey 915.61 R856
Rick Steves' Amsterdam, Bruges & Brussels 914.9 S848
Rick Steves' Croatia & Slovenia 914.972 S848
Rick Steves' Istanbul 914.961 S848
Rick Steves' Spain 914.6 S848

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LARGE PRINT
Fiction
Khaled Hosseini And the mountains echoed
John Le Carré A delicate truth
Elizabeth Strout The Burgess boys

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS
Nonfiction
Jonah Winter ; illustrated by Terry Widener You never heard of Willie Mays?! 796.357 M47w

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AUDIOBOOKS
Fiction
Claire Messud The woman upstairs
Robin Sloan Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore
Elizabeth Strout The Burgess boys

Nonfiction
Pete Seeger The storm king: stories, narratives, poems: spoken word set to a world of music

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DVDs
Children's
Despicable me
The red balloon

Comedy
Johnny English reborn
Silver linings playbook

Drama
The mill & the cross
War & peace

Foreign Language
Mishima: a life in four chapters
Run Lola run

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
House of bamboo

Nonfiction
Parlez-vous français?: learning French: the basics 448 P252
Valentino: the last emperor 746.9 V161

Posted on Jul. 12, 2013 by Heather Terrell

New Titles for the Week of July 6

BOOKS

FICTION
Claire Cook Time flies
Charles Jackson The lost weekend
Kevin Kwan Crazy rich Asians

Historical Fiction
Eugen Ruge In times of fading light: the story of a family

Multi-Gen Literature
Michelle Cooper A brief history of Montmaray
Carlos Ruiz Zafón The watcher in the shadows

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Alafair Burke If you were here: a novel of suspense
Linda Castillo Her last breath
Anne Holt Death of the demon: a Hanne Wilhelmsen novel
Qiu Xiaolong Enigma of China
Sandra J. Robson False as the day is long: a Keegan Shaw mystery

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Daniel H. Angres Miswired
Neil Gaiman The ocean at the end of the lane
Terry Pratchett A blink of the screen: collected shorter fiction
S.M. Wheeler Sea change

Short Stories
Joan Silber Fools

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Rutu Modan The property 741.5 M689

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Sue Halpern A dog walks into a nursing home: lessons in the good life from an unlikely teacher 636.7 H195
Donald MacDonald & Ira Nadel The Bay Bridge: history & design of a new icon 624.2 M135b
William Olkowski, Sheila Daar, Helga Olkowski The gardener's guide to common-sense pest control 632.9 O49g

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Paul Kwilecki One place: Paul Kwilecki & four decades of photographs from Decatur County, Georgia 975.8993 K986
Barry Moser One hundred portraits 769.92 M899

Biography & Genealogy
Dieter Hagenbach & Lucius Werthmuller Mystic chemist: the life of Albert Hofman & his discovery of LSD 92 H713h
Ken Ilgunas Walden on wheels: on the open road from debt to freedom 643.29 I279
Jackie Davis Martin Surviving Susan: a mother deals with the death of her daughter & reflects on their relationship 306.874 M379
Russell Means Where white men fear to tread: the autobiography of Russell Means 92 M483
Brad Ricca Super boys: the amazing adventures of Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, the creators of Superman 741.592 S571r
Reiner Stach Kafka, the years of insight 92 K111sy
Joyce Tyldesley Chronicle of the queens of Egypt: from early dynastic times to the death of Cleopatra 920 T981

Business & Economics
Barbara Annis & John Gray Work with me: the 8 blind spots between men & women in business 306.36 A615
The best business writing 658 B56
Phil DeMuth The affluent investor: financial advice to grow & protect your wealth 332.6 D389
Ken Fisher, Lara Hoffmans The little book of market myths: how to profit by avoiding the investing mistakes everyone else makes 332.6 F534L
Glenn Hubbard & Tim Kane Balance: the economics of great powers from ancient Rome to modern America 330.9 H876
Jack D. Schwager Market sense & nonsense: how the markets really work (and how they don't) 332.6 S398m
Steven Snyder Leadership & the art of struggle: how great leaders grow through challenge & adversity 658.4 S675
Michael D. Watkins The first 90 days: proven strategies for getting up to speed faster & smarter 658.4 W335

Chess
Jacob Aagaard Calculation 794.1 A112cg
Christian Bauer Play the Scandinavian 794.122 B344b
Artur Yusupov Chess evolution. 3, Mastery 794.1 Y95c v.3
Alexander Kotov Chess tactics 794.1 K87c
Karsten Müller & Raymund Stolze The magic tactics of Mikhail Tal: learn from the legend 794.1 T13m
Judit Polgar How I beat Fischer's record 794.15 P76h
Evgeny Sveshnikov The Grand Prix Attack: fighting the Sicilian with an early f4 794.122 S968g

Computer Science
Jason Benlevi Too much magic: pulling the plug on the cult of tech: secrets they won't tell you about your digital life 303.4833 B468
Luke Dormehl The Apple revolution: Steve Jobs, the counter culture & how the crazy ones took over the world 303.483 D712
Randal L. Schwartz, brian d foy & Tom Phoenix Learning Perl 005.133 P359s
Nathan Yau Data points: visualization that means something 001.422 Y35

Food & Drink
Fuchsia Dunlop Every grain of rice: simple Chinese home cooking 641.5951 D922e
Cathy Thomas 50 best plants on the planet: the most nutrient-dense fruits & vegetables, in 150 recipes 641.3 T454

Health & Medicine
Hugh Aldersey-Williams Anatomies: a cultural history of the human body 612 A362
Rosemary Gibson & Janardan Prasad Singh Medicare meltdown: how Wall Street & Washington are ruining Medicare & how to fix it 362.1 G448m
Chris Idzikowski Sound asleep: the expert guide to sleeping well 613.794 I21
Robert Martin How we do it: the evolution & future of human reproduction 612.6 M379
Linda Rhodes The essential guide to caring for aging parents 612.67 R476

History
Richard Davenport-Hines An English affair: sex, class & power in the age of Profumo 941.085 D247
Antonia Fraser Perilous question: reform or revolution?: Britain on the brink, 1832 942.07 F84
Peter Hart The great war: a combat history of the First World War 940.4 H325
Liu Yang China's Terracotta Warriors: the first emperor's legacy 931 L783
Jonathan Lyons The Society for Useful Knowledge: how Benjamin Franklin & friends brought the Enlightenment to America 973.3 L991
Marc Morris The Norman conquest: the Battle of Hastings & the fall of Anglo-Saxon England 942.02 M877
Matthew Seligmann, John Davison, John McDonald Daily life in Hitler's Germany 943.086 S465

Languages & Linguistics
David Crystal Spell it out: the curious, enthralling & extraordinary story of English spelling 421.52 C95
Daniel Stolzenberg Egyptian Oedipus: Athanasius Kircher & the secrets of antiquity 493.1 S876
Bill Walsh Yes, I could care less: how to be a language snob without being a jerk 428.2 W223
Ruth R. Wisse No joke: making Jewish humor 809.7 W816

Law
Fred S. Steingold The employer's legal handbook: manage your employees & workplace effectively 344.73 S822

Literature & Writing
Ruby Blondell Helen of Troy: beauty, myth, devastation 880.9 B654
Robert Boswell The half-known world: on writing fiction 808.3 B747
Sexton Burke The writer's lab: a place to experiment with fiction 808.3 B959
Lisa Cron Wired for story: the writer's guide to using brain science to hook readers from the very first sentence 808 C947

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Jack Challoner The elements: the new guide to the building blocks of our universe 546 C437
Curtis White The science delusion: asking the big questions in a culture of easy answers 500 W582

Performing Arts & Music
Debbie Reynolds & Dorian Hannaway Unsinkable: a memoir 792.092 R46u
Michael Streissguth Outlaw: Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson & the renegades of Nashville 781.642 S915
Nina Blackwood VJ: the unplugged adventures of MTV's first wave 791.45 V864

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Shozan Jack Haubner Zen confidential: confessions of a wayward monk 294.39 H368
George Prochnik In pursuit of silence: listening for meaning in a world of noise 155.91 P963

Politics & Government
Joshua Bloom & Waldo E. Martin, Jr Black against empire: the history & politics of the Black Panther Party 322.42 B655
Neil MacNeil & Richard A. Baker The American Senate: an insider's history 328.73 M16

Reference
Lend me your ears: Oxford dictionary of political quotations 320 O982

Social Sciences & Current Events
Mark Gerchick Full upright & locked position: not-so-comfortable truths about air travel today 387.74 G365
Jason Henderson Street fight: the politics of mobility in San Francisco 388.4 H496
Ina Saltz Body type: intimate messages etched in flesh 391.65 S179
Victoria Vantoch The jet sex: airline stewardesses & the making of an american icon 387.74 V282

Sports & Games
Julian Guthrie The billionaire & the mechanic: how Larry Ellison & a car mechanic teamed up to win sailing's greatest race, the America's cup 797.124 G984

Travel & Geography
Haiti: the Bradt travel guide 917.294 B81
Wildlife & conservation volunteering: the complete guide: the Bradt travel guide 363.7 B81
Fodor's Ireland 2013 914.15 F65
Moon handbooks. Big Island of Hawai'i 919.691 M818
Moon handbooks. Charleston & Savannah 917.579 M818
Moon handbooks. Minnesota 917.76 M818
Moon handbooks. Mount Rushmore & the Black Hills 917.83 M818
Rick Steves' Italy 2013 914.5 S848
Rick Steves' Paris 2013 914.436 S848
Rick Steves' Portugal 914.69 S848

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS
Fiction
Jennifer Lloyd The best thing about kindergarten
Sara Marlowe ; illustrations by Philip Pascuzzo No ordinary apple: a story about eating mindfully

Nonfiction
Bruce Goldstone That's a possibility!: a book about what might happen 519.2 G624
Mineko Mamada Which is round? Which is bigger? 516.15 M263

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AUDIOBOOKS
Fiction
John Le Carré A delicate truth

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DVDs
Drama
Trouble with the curve

Foreign Language
Europa Europa

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
The long goodbye

Posted on Jul. 7, 2013 by Heather Terrell

Staff Picks: Civil War Fiction

One hundred fifty years later, Americans are still fascinated by the War Between the States and the personalities that dominated the country at that crucial turning point in our nation’s history. Although the Civil War only lasted for three years (1861-1864), it left 600,000 dead, so many more wounded, plus a defunct infrastructure in the southern states, and a population of people set adrift with little or no social or financial support to advance their right to freedom from brutality at the hands of those who had enslaved them. With limited resources stretched thin, Reconstruction was nearly as daunting an experience as the Civil War itself.

This period in American history continues to capture the attention of scholars and the imagination of writers. In honor of the sesquicentennial anniversary of the conclusion of the Civil War, Mechanics’ Institute staff will be selecting literature from the era, and literature set in the era, which will be displayed on the 2nd floor Staff Picks shelves.

Diane recommends The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks

This novel grips the reader with its graphic details and agonizing tale of how a Civil War battle was fought on the plantation of Carrie McGavrick and changed her life forever. Not only did the plantation house become a hospital where countless limbs were amputated, but her lands became the final resting place for 1,500 soldiers. Based on a true story.

Taryn recommends The Civil War Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce, a former Mechanics' Institute member, is truly one of the great writers of the era and his Civil War stories are some of the best of the genre. His war experiences naturally colored the rest of his life, for better and for worse.

Heather recommends Beloved by Toni Morrison

Beloved is a must-read Civil War era novel, set just after the War. Its plot is inspired by the true -- and truly haunting -- story of a woman who escapes from slavery but is relentlessly pursued by a posse of thugs with the force of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 behind them. The book explores the lengths to which we will go to protect those we love from an unbearable fate. It’s a heartbreaking story, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1988).

Posted on Jul. 2, 2013 by Heather Terrell

New Titles for the Week of June 29

BOOKS
FICTION
Mary Kay Andrews Ladies' night
Courtney Angela Brkic The first rule of swimming
Ron Irwin Flat water Tuesday
David Rhodes Jewelweed
Jeannette Walls The silver star
Susan Wiggs The apple orchard
Nicole Wolverton The trajectory of dreams

Historical Fiction
David Kirk Child of vengeance
Annabel Lyon The sweet girl
Gary Schanbacher Crossing Purgatory
Kent Wascom The blood of heaven
Helene Wecker The golem & the jinni

Multi-Gen Literature
Bennett Madison September girls
Holly Thompson The language inside

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Steve Berry The king's deception
S.J. Bolton Lost
Ann Cleeves Hidden depths
Ann Cleeves Telling tales
Ann Cleeves The crow trap
Lindsey Davis The Ides of April
Sara Gran Claire DeWitt & the bohemian highway
Lotte Hammer & Søoren Hammer ; [translated from the Danish by Ebba Segerberg] The hanging: a thriller
Carolyn Hart Escape from Paris
Elizabeth Kelly The last summer of the Camperdowns
Stuart MacBride Close to the bone
Charles McCarry The Shanghai factor
Royce Prouty Stoker's manuscript
Hank Steinberg Out of range
Andrew Vachss Aftershock
Robert B. Warren Murder on Olympus: a Plato Jones novel

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Graham Chaffee Good dog 741.5 C433
Ulli Lust Today is the last day of the rest of your life 741.5 L972
Jim Ottaviani & Maris Wicks Primates: the fearless science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey & Birut Galdikas 599.8 O893

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NONFICTION
Applied Sciences
Theresa Levitt A short, bright flash: Augustin Fresnel & the birth of the modern lighthouse 623.894 L666

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Stephen Wade Rowlandson's human comedy: a biography of the Regency artist 709.2 R883

Biography & Genealogy
Zev Chafets Roger Ailes: off camera 92 A293
Kate Hubbard Serving Victoria: life in the royal household 920 H875
Amanda Knox Waiting to be heard: a memoir 364.152 K741
Eve Pell We used to own the Bronx: memoirs of a former debutante 974.092 P385

Business & Economics
Timothy Beardson Stumbling giant: the threats to China's future 330.951 B368
Catherine Fox 7 myths about women & work 331.481 F791
Mitch Joel Ctrl alt delete: reboot your business. reboot your life. your future depends on it 658.872 J642
Anita Raghavan The billionaire's apprentice: the rise of the Indian-American elite & the fall of the Galleon hedge fund 364.16 R142
Henry Sanderson, Michael Forsythe China's superbank: debt, oil & influence--how China Development Bank is rewriting the rules of finance 332.2 S216
Brooke Thackray Thackray's 2013 investor's guide 332.678 T363

Chess
Timothy Taylor Slay the Sicilian! 794.122 T246s

Computer Science
Finn Brunton Spam: a shadow history of the Internet 384.3 B911

Health & Medicine
Hanne Blank The unapologetic fat girl's guide to exercise & other incendiary acts 613.71 B642
Cynthia M. Bulik Midlife eating disorders: your journey to recovery 616.8526 B93m
Colleen E. Carney & Rachel Manber Goodnight mind: turn off your noisy thoughts & get a good night's sleep 616.849 C289
Neil Nathan Healing is possible: new hope for chronic fatigue, Fibromyalgia, persistent pain & other chronic illnesses 616 N274
M.E. Thomas Confessions of a sociopath: a life spent hiding in plain sight 616.8582 T454
Jessica Wapner The Philadelphia chromosome: a mutant gene & the quest to cure cancer at the genetic level 616.994 W252

History
Brian Hanson Appleton aka Rasool Aryadust Tales from the Zirzameen 955 A649t
Walter R. Borneman The admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy & King-- the five-star admirals who won the war at sea 359 B736
Marty Brounstein Two among the righteous few: a story of courage in the Holocaust 940.5318 B875
Oliver Bullough The last man in Russia: the struggle to save a dying nation 947.086 D846
Giovanna Ceserani Italy's lost Greece: Magna Graecia & the making of modern archaeology 937.7 C421
Joseph J. Ellis Revolutionary summer: the birth of American independence 973.3 E47r
John J. Geoghegan Operation Storm: Japan's top secret submarines & its plan to change the course of World War II 940.5451 G345
Chris Kyle American gun: a history of the U.S. in ten firearms 623.442 K993
Walter D. Mignolo The idea of Latin America 980 M636
Mary Louise Roberts What soldiers do: sex & the American GI in World War II France 940.531 R643
The Columbia documentary history of the Asian American experience 973.0495 C726

Law
Marcia Coyle The Roberts court: the struggle for the Constitution 347.732 C881
Mark Geragos & Pat Harris Mistrial: an inside look at how the criminal justice system works-- & sometimes doesn't 345.73 G354

Literature & Writing
William Wallace Cook Plotto: the master book of all plots 808.3 C771
Cynthia Cruz The glimmering room 811 C957
Michael Dickman Flies 811 D5537f
Farrah Field Wolf & pilot 811 F4537
Yona Harvey Hemming the water 811 H3428
Sydney Lea I was thinking of beauty 811 L433
Victoria Redel Woman without umbrella 811 R314
Mary Ruefle The most of it 811 R919
Allison Benis White Small porcelain head 811 W582
Bruce Willard Holding ground 811 W691

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
David Blatner Spectrums: our mindboggling universe from infinitesimal to infinity 539.2 B644
John Karl Celestial navigation in the GPS age 527 K184
George B. Schaller Tibet wild: a naturalist's journeys on the roof of the world 508.515 S298

Performing Arts & Music
Peter Filichia Strippers, showgirls & sharks: a very opinionated history of the Broadway musicals that did not win the Tony award 792.6 F482
William Friedkin The Friedkin connection: a memoir 791.4 F8999
Robert Goldstein & "The spirit of '76" 791.4 G624
Michael Haas Forbidden music: the Jewish composers banned by the Nazis 780.923 H112
Dean Jensen Queen of the air: a true story of love & tragedy at the circus 791.34 J545
Lynda Obst Sleepless in Hollywood: tales from the new abnormal in the movie business 384.8 O147
Brian Stelter Top of the morning: inside the cutthroat world of morning TV 791.45 S824

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
E.M. Cioran Tears & saints 235.2 C576
Douglas Hofstadter & Emmanuel Sander Surfaces & essences: analogy as the fuel & fire of thinking 169 H713
Donald S. Lopez Jr From stone to flesh: a short history of the Buddha 294.3 L864f
Garry Wills Why priests?: a failed tradition 262 W74

Politics & Government
Jonathan Alter The center holds: Obama & his enemies 973.932 A466ce

Reference
George Lucas's blockbusting: a decade-by-decade survey of timeless movies, including untold secrets of their financial & cultural success 791.43 L933

Social Sciences & Current Events
Arthur Blaustein Democracy is not a spectator sport: the ultimate volunteer handbook 361.37 B645
Tim Campbell Beyond smart cities: how cities network, learn & innovate 307.12 C187
Riva Froymovitch End of the good life: how the financial crisis threatens a lost generation--and what we can do about it 305.2 F943
Jason Pierceson Same-sex marriage in the United States: the road to the Supreme Court 306.84 P618

Travel & Geography
Frommer's Napa & Sonoma day by day 917.9418 F93d
Moon handbooks. Atlanta 917.582 M818
Moon handbooks. Denver 917.888 M818
Moon handbooks. Nicaragua 917.285 M856
Moon handbooks. Sacramento & the gold country 917.945 M818
Florence: a map of perceptions 914.551 P798

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LARGE PRINT
Fiction
Anita Shreve Light on snow

Nonfiction
Michael Pollan Cooked: a natural history of transformation 641.5 P771
David Sedaris Let's explore diabetes with owls: [essays, etc.] 814 S447L

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CHILDREN'S COLLECTION

BOOKS
Fiction
Mo Willems That is not a good idea!

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DVDs
Classics
Battleship Potemkin: From the series "The year 1905"

Comedy
Defending your life

Drama
A voyage round my father
Knights of the South Bronx

Foreign Language
Le Havre
Sleep tight

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Noble house

Nonfiction

Chess
Brooklyn castle 794.1 B872

Travel & Geography
Tell it on the mountain: tales from the Pacific Coast Trail 917.9 T273

Posted on Jun. 30, 2013 by Heather Terrell