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New Titles for the Week of January 23


Matt Burgess Uncle Janice
Bret Easton Ellis The rules of attraction
Joris-Karl Huysmans Là-bas: (Down there)
Chris Scotton The secret wisdom of the earth

Historical Fiction
Rashad Harrison The abduction of Smith & Smith

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
James Abel White plague: a Joe Rush novel
David Riley Bertsch River of no return: a Jake Trent novel
Jack Fredrickson Silence the dead
David Hagberg Retribution
Susan Hill Soul of discretion: a chief superintendent Simon Serrailler mystery
Phil Hogan A pleasure & a calling
J. Sydney Jones The German agent
Sarah Pinborough Murder
David Thomas Ostland
Sam Thomas The witch hunter's tale: a midwife mystery

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
L. W. Berrie Strike at the heart: the first mission
John Ringo Strands of sorrow

Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Comic Strips
Lane Milburn Twelve gems 741.5 M638
Graham Roumieu In me own words: the autobiography of Bigfoot 741.5 R859

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Arts, Architecture & Crafts
Ana M. Álvarez Sustainable residential architecture 720.47 A473
Henry Chalfant & Sacha Jenkins Training days: the subway artists then & now 709.747 C436
Pierre et Gilles: sailors & sea 779.2 P622
The Steins collect: Matisse, Picasso & the Parisian avant-garde 709.04 S823
Mark Anthony Wilson Frank Lloyd Wright on the West Coast 720.92 W94wi

Biography & Genealogy
Ezra Greenspan William Wells Brown: an African American life 92 B8816
The world of Raymond Chandler: in his own words 92 C456d
Tracy Borman Thomas Cromwell: the untold story of Henry VIII's most faithful servant 92 C947b
Janice Hadlow A royal experiment: the private life of King George III 92 G347ha
James Booth Philip Larkin: life, art & love 92 L324bo
Richard Norton Smith Patriarch: George Washington & the new American nation 92 W318sm

Books, Reading, Publishing, Journalism, Library & Information Science
Molly Guptill Manning When books went to war: the stories that helped us win World War II 028.9 M283
Roger W. Moss Athenaeum profiles: a not-for-profit education 025.197 M913

Business & Economics
Barry Eichengreen Hall of mirrors: the Great Depression, the great recession & the uses-and misuses-of history 330.9 E342
Ron Friedman The best place to work: the art & science of creating an extraordinary workplace 658.3 F911
Brandon L. Garrett Too big to jail: how prosecutors compromise with corporations 345.7302 G239
Zachary Miller Tradestream your way to profits: building a killer portfolio in the age of social media 332.6 M652
California tax handbook REF 336.2 P48 2015
Tadas Viskanta Abnormal returns: winning strategies from the frontlines of the investment blogosphere 332.6 V831
Noam Wasserman The founder's dilemmas: anticipating & avoiding the pitfalls that can sink a startup 658.11 W322

Computer Science
Bonnie Biafore QuickBooks 2015: the missing manual 005.54 Q63bm
Biz Stone Things a little bird told me: confessions of the creative mind 006.7 S877

Food & Drink
Nicolaus Balla & Cortney Burns Bar Tartine: techniques & recipes 641.5979 B188
Katie Chin Everyday Thai cooking: quick & easy family style recipes 641.5959 C539
Clarissa Dickson Wright A history of English food 641.3 D554
Diane Kochilas Ikaria: lessons on food, life & longevity from the Greek island where people forget to die 641.5949 K76i

Health & Medicine
Jill Gambaro The truth about carpal tunnel syndrome: finding answers, getting well 616.856 G188
Kate Harding & Marianne Kirby Lessons from the fat-o-sphere: quit dieting & declare a truce with your body 613 H263
John Leifer The myths of modern medicine: the alarming truth about American health care 368.3 L527
The truth about big medicine: righting the wrongs for better health care 362.1 T874

Gordon Corrigan Waterloo: Wellington, Napoleon & the battle that saved Europe 940.27 C825
Piu Marie Eatwell They eat horses, don't they?: the truth about the French 944 E148
Lindsay Powell Germanicus: the magnificent life & mysterious death of Rome's most popular general 937 G373p
I'll be home for Christmas: the Library of Congress revisits the spirit of Christmas during World War II 940.5481 I291
Maria Laurino The Italian Americans: a history 973.0451 L386i
Abigail M. Markwyn Empress San Francisco: the Pacific Rim, the Great West & California at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition 907.4794 M346
Elizabeth Mitchell Liberty's torch: the great adventure to build the Statue of Liberty 974.71 M6814
Jay Sekulow Rise of ISIS: a threat we can't ignore 956.05 S463
George M. Taber Chasing gold: the incredible story of how the Nazis stole Europe's bullion 940.5314 T113

Home & Family Management
Judith M. Taylor Visions of loveliness: great flower breeders of the past 635.9 T2413v
Andrea Wulf The brother gardeners: botany, empire & the birth of an obsession 635.094 W961

Literature & Writing
The poems of Catullus 874 C369gr
Eutropius War with Hannibal: authentic Latin prose for the beginning student 871 E91
Martial's Epigrams: a selection 878 M378w
Brooks Otis Virgil, a study in civilized poetry 871 V81ot

Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Gaia Vince Adventures in the anthropocene: a journey to the heart of the planet we made 577.27 V767
Hal Whitehead & Luke Rendell The cultural lives of whales & dolphins 599.5 W592
Patricia Chapple Wright For the love of lemurs: my life in the wilds of Madagascar 599.83 W947

Performing Arts & Music
John Cleese So, anyway ... 792.092 C62
Richard Cook Blue Note Records: the biography 784.165 C771
Andrew Durkin Decomposition: a music manifesto 781.1 D963

Philosophy, Psychology & Religion
Alex Beam American crucifixion: the murder of Joseph Smith & the fate of the Mormon church 289.3 B366
Grant Wacker America's pastor: Billy Graham & the shaping of a nation 269.2 G738w
Anne Lamott Small victories: spotting improbable moments of grace 248 L235

Social Sciences & Current Events
Jeremiah Conway The alchemy of teaching: the transformation of lives 378.12 C767
Adam Plantinga 400 things cops know: street-smart lessons from a veteran patrolman 363.2 P714
Neil Swidey Trapped under the sea: one engineering marvel, five men & a disaster ten miles into the darkness 363.11 S976
James Tracy Dispatches against displacement: field notes from San Francisco's housing wars 363.5 T761
Jim Ziolkowski Walk in their shoes: can one person change the world? 370.11 Z79

Travel & Geography
Frommer's easyguide to Boston, Cape Cod & the islands 917.44 F93e
An innocent abroad: life-changing trips from 35 great writers 910.4 I584
Bill Steigerwald Dogging Steinbeck: how I went looking for John Steinbeck's America, found my own America & exposed the truth about 'Travels with Charley' 917.304 S818

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Steve Sheinkin The Port Chicago 50: disaster, mutiny & the fight for civil rights 940.54 S543

Posted on Jan. 23, 2015 by Sarah Cruz