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New Titles for the Week of November 27


Elizabeth Dutton Driftwood
Sanford Friedman Conversations with Beethoven
Lydia Millet Mermaids in paradise
C.D. Rose (editor) The biographical dictionary of literary failure
Will Self Shark
Jane Smiley Some luck

Historical Fiction
Paul Kingsnorth The wake
Wilbur Smith Desert god: a novel of ancient Egypt

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
David Baldacci The escape
Patricia Cornwell Flesh & blood: a Scarpetta novel
Christina Dodd Virtue Falls
Loren D. Estleman Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Holmes
Charles Finch The laws of murder
Kate Flora And grant you peace: a Joe Burgess mystery
Andrew Grant Run
Timothy Hallinan For the dead
Iris Johansen The perfect witness
Andrew Lanh Caught dead: a Rick Van Lam mystery
Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child Blue labyrinth
Caro Ramsay The night hunter

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Steven Brust Hawk
Stephen King Revival
Cixin Liu The three-body problem

Short Stories
Alice Munro Family furnishings: selected stories, 1995-2014
Ron Rash Something rich & strange

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Michael Cho Shoplifter 741.5 C545
Matthew Inman The Terrible & wonderful reasons why I run long distances 741.5 I57t

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Applied Sciences
Mandy Aftel Fragrant: the secret life of scent 612.86 A258

Arts, Architecture & Crafts
James Stewart Polshek Build, memory 720.973 P778
Sarah Thornton 33 artists in 3 acts 709.05 T514t
Jill Lepore The secret history of Wonder Woman 741.5973 W872L Comics

Biography & Genealogy
Thomas Maier When lions roar: the Churchills & the Kennedys 920 C563m
Hermione Lee Penelope Fitzgerald: a life 92 F5543
Barbara Leaming Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: the untold story 92 K354Lj
Stephen Kotkin Stalin 92 S782k
A.N. Wilson Victoria: a life 92 V645wil
Cornel West Black prophetic fire 920 W516

Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov. Part III, 1993-2005 794.15 K197ga v.3

Health & Medicine
Diogo Mainardi The fall: a father's memoir in 424 steps 616.84 M224
Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz Dr. Mütter's marvels: a true tale of intrigue & innovation at the dawn of modern medicine 617 M993

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz An indigenous peoples' history of the United States 970.004 D899
James L. Haley Captive paradise: a history of Hawaiʻi 996.9 H168
William K. Hartmann Searching for golden empires: epic cultural collisions in sixteenth-century America 970.01 H333
Charlotte Higgins Under another sky: journeys in Roman Britain 936.1 H636
Rory MacLean Berlin: portrait of a city through the centuries 943.155 M163

Languages & Linguistics
N.M. Gwynne Gwynne's grammar: the ultimate introduction to grammar & the writing of good English 425 G995

Literature & Writing
Ella Berthoud & Susan Elderkin The novel cure: from abandoment to zestlessness: 751 Books to Cure What Ails You 809.39 B542
By the book: writers on literature & the literary life from The New York Times Book Review 809 B993p
Drivel: deliciously bad writing by your favorite authors 810.8 D782
Athol Fugard The train driver & other plays 822.9 F957
Edward Hirsch Gabriel: a poem 811 H66g
Michael Schmidt The novel: a biography 809.3 S349

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Tui De Roy Penguins: the ultimate guide 598.4 D437
John M. Marzluff Welcome to subirdia: sharing our neighborhoods with wrens, robins, woodpeckers & other wildlife 598.07 M393

Performing Arts & Music
Joel Beckerman The sonic boom: how sound transforms the way we think, feel & buy 781.2 B396
Herbie Hancock Possibilities 780.92 H234
John Byrne Cooke On the road with Janis Joplin 780.92 J81co
Amy Poehler Yes please 792.092 P743

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Karen Armstrong Fields of blood: religion & the history of violence 201.7 A735
Sam Harris Waking up: a guide to spirituality without religion 204 H313
Joyce Meyer Living beyond your feelings: controlling emotions so they don't control you 248.8 M612
Joyce Meyer Living courageously: you can face anything, just do it afraid 248.8 M612c
Elizabeth Wurtzel The secret of life: commonsense advice for uncommon women 158.1 W971

Social Sciences & Current Events
Ted Coiné A world gone social: how companies must adapt to survive 302.3 C679
Porter Gale Your network is your net worth: unlock the hidden power of connections for wealth, success & happiness in the digital age 302.3 G151
William B. Helmreich The New York nobody knows: walking 6,000 miles in the city 306.0974 H481
Rebecca Solnit. The encyclopedia of trouble & spaciousness 306.09 S688

Travel & Geography
David Greene Midnight in Siberia: a train journey into the heart of Russia 914.7 G799

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Action & Adventure
Inglourious basterds

Agnes Browne
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Marx Brothers TV collection

Bad lieutenant
The butcher boy
The life of Verdi
Patch Adams. What dreams may come.
Sterile cuckoo
Within the whirlwind

Foreign Language
Camille Claudel 1915
Les Diaboliques
Johnny Stecchino
Madame de
The samurai trilogy

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
The Blue Dahlia

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Drag me to Hell

The Amish: shunned DVD 289.7 A517
Babies DVD 305.2 B114
Europa-Konzert from Lisbon DVD 784.2 E891L
European concert 2012 (Europakonzert) DVD 784.2 E892
The great San Francisco earthquake DVD 979.461 G786
How to listen to & understand, great music DVD 780.9 H847
How Sherlock changed the world DVD 823.8 H847
How we got to now DVD 338.06 H847
Gustav Mahler DVD 784.2 M214
The man in the glass booth DVD 822 S536
Painters painting: a candid history of the New York art scene, 1940-1970 DVD 709.04 P148
The poisoner's handbook DVD 614.12 P754
Punk in Africa DVD 781.66 P984
Sample this DVD 782.421 S192
Summer of love DVD 305.568 S955

Posted on Dec. 1, 2014 by Sarah Cruz