New Nonfiction DVDs

100 days

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 19:37
by McInnes, Nicole,
Publisher Farrar Straus Giroux, 2016. ©2016.
First edition.
390 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F MCI
Summary "A teen girl suffers from progeria, a rare disease that causes her to age rapidly. This is the story of three unlikely friends learning to live life to its fullest before ultimately letting it go"--

4 3 2 1

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 19:37
by Auster, Paul, 1947-
Publisher Henry Holt and Company, 2017.
First edition.
866 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F AUS
Summary "Nearly two weeks early, on March 3, 1947, in the maternity ward of Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the one and only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson's life will take four simultaneous and independent fictional paths. Four identical Fergusons made of the same DNA, four boys who are the same boy, go on to lead four parallel and entirely different lives. Family fortunes diverge. Athletic skills and sex lives and friendships and intellectual passions contrast. Each Ferguson falls under the spell of the magnificent Amy Schneiderman, yet each Amy and each Ferguson have a relationship like no other. Meanwhile, readers will take in each Ferguson's pleasures and ache from each Ferguson's pains, as the mortal plot of each Ferguson's life rushes on. As inventive and dexterously constructed as anything Paul Auster has ever written, yet with a passion for realism and a great tenderness and fierce attachment to history and to life itself that readers have never seen from Auster before. 4 3 2 1 is a marvelous and unforgettably affecting tour de force"--

A Baxter family Christmas : a novel

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 19:37
by Kingsbury, Karen,
Publisher Howard Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2016.
First Howard Books hardcover edition.
xvii, 249 pages ; 19 cm
Books
Call Number F KIN
Summary "As Christmas nears, John Baxter makes a bold gesture--he invites a stranger to share Christmas Eve dinner with his family. But not just any stranger. This woman is the recipient of his daughter Erin's heart. John knows the invitation will impact each of his adult kids and their families. But will they choose to embrace their guest? And how will the woman's presence affect his granddaughter--the one who feels the loss of her mother most keenly?"--Jacket flap.

A book of American martyrs

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 19:37
by Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
Publisher Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
736 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F OAT
Summary When evangelical Luther Dunphy assassinates abortion doctor Augustus Voorhees, the two grieving families find their lives intricately linked.

A boy made of blocks

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 19:37
by Stuart, Keith (Journalist),
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2016.
First U.S. edition.
390 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F STU
Summary "Alex loves his family, and yet he struggles to connect with his eight-year-old autistic son, Sam. The strain has pushed his marriage to the breaking point. So Alex moves in with his merrily irresponsible best friend on the world's most uncomfortable blow-up bed. As Alex navigates single life, long-buried family secrets, and part-time fatherhood, his son begins playing Minecraft. Sam's imagination blossoms and the game opens up a whole new world for father and son to share. Together, they discover that sometimes life must fall apart before you can build a better one. Inspired by Keith Stuart's own relationship with his autistic son, A Boy Made of Blocks is a tear-jerking, funny, and, most of all, true-to-life novel about the power of difference and one very special little boy"--

A change of heart

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 19:37
by Dev, Sonali,
Publisher Kensington Books, [2016]
viii, 328 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F DEV
Summary Dr. Nikhil 'Nic' Joshi had it all--marriage, career, purpose. Until, while working for Doctors Without Borders in a Mumbai slum, his wife, Jen, discovered a black market organ transplant ring. Before she could expose the truth, Jen was killed. Two years after the tragedy, Nic is a cruise ship doctor who spends his days treating seasickness and sunburn and his nights in a boozy haze. On one of those blurry evenings on deck, Nic meets a woman who makes a startling claim- she received Jen's heart in a transplant and has a message for him. Nic wants to discount Jess Koirala's story as absurd, but there's something about her reckless desperation that resonates despite his doubts. Jess has spent years working her way out of a nightmarish life in Calcutta and into a respectable Bollywood dance troupe. Now she faces losing the one thing that matters--her young son, Joy. She needs to uncover the secrets Jen risked everything for; but the unforeseen bond that results between her and Nic is both a lifeline and a perilous complication. Delving beyond the surface of modern Indian-American life, acclaimed author Sonali Dev's page-turning novel is both riveting and emotionally rewarding-an extraordinary story of human connection, bravery, and hope.

A darkness absolute

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 19:37
by Armstrong, Kelley,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
390 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F ARM
Summary "When experienced homicide detective Casey Duncan first moved to the secret town of Rockton, she expected a safe haven for people like her, people running from their past misdeeds and past lives. She knew living in Rockton meant living off-the-grid completely: no cell phones, no Internet, no mail, very little electricity, and no way of getting in or out without the town council's approval. What she didn't expect is that Rockton comes with its own set of secrets and dangers. Now, in A Darkness Absolute, Casey and her fellow Rockton sheriff's deputy Will chase a cabin-fevered resident into the woods, where they are stranded in a blizzard. Taking shelter in a cave, they discover a former resident who's been held captive for over a year. When the bodies of two other women turn up, Casey and her colleagues must find out if it's an outsider behind the killings or if the answer is more complicated than that...before another victim goes missing"--

A gambler's anatomy : a novel

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 19:37
by Lethem, Jonathan,
Publisher Doubleday, [2016]
First edition.
289 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F LET
Summary An international backgammon hustler, who has amassed a fortune through psychic tomfoolery, develops a large tumor on his face that compromises his vision and eventually threatens his life, forcing him to pursue an experimental surgery and contemplate existential questions.

A gentleman in Moscow

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 19:37
by Towles, Amor
Publisher Viking, [2016]
462 pages : map ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F TOW
Summary "When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery. Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count's endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose"--

A harvest of thorns : a novel

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 19:37
by Addison, Corban, 1979-
Publisher Thomas Nelson, [2017] ©2017
359 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F ADD
Summary A beloved American corporation with an explosive secret. A disgraced former journalist looking for redemption. A corporate executive with nothing left to lose. When a garment factory fire Dhaka, Bangladesh claims the lives of hundreds of workers, mostly young women, a bystander captures a heart-stopping photograph: a teenage girl lying in the dirt, her body broken by a multi-story fall, and over her mouth a mask of fabric bearing the label of one of America's largest retailers, Presto Omnishops Corporation. When the photo goes viral, an investigation into the disaster sets the stage for a war in the courtroom and in the media that could transform the fashion industry across the globe.

A house for happy mothers : a novel

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 19:37
by Malladi, Amulya,
Publisher Lake Union Publishing [2016] ©2016
301 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F MAL
Summary In trendy Silicon Valley, Priya has everything she needs; a loving husband, a career, and a home. But the one thing she wants most is the child she's unable to have. In a Southern Indian village, Asha doesn't have much. She and her husband can barely keep a tin roof over their heads. But she wants a better education for her gifted son. Pressured by her family, Asha reluctantly checks into the Happy Mothers House: a baby farm where she can rent her only asset, her womb, to a childless couple overseas. To the dismay of friends and family, Priya places her faith in a woman she's never met to make her dreams of motherhood come true.

A lady unrivaled : ladies of the manor

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 19:37
by White, Roseanna M., 1982-
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2016] ©2016
408 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number F WHI
Summary Lady Ella Myerston knows of the danger that haunts her brother, and she intends to put an end to it. While visiting her friend Brook, the true owner of the Fire Eyes diamonds, Ella accidentally gets entangled in an attempt to blackmail the dashing, newly reformed Lord Cayton. Will she become the next casualty of the alleged curse?

A love transformed

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 19:37
by Peterson, Tracie,
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2016] ©2016
332 pages ; 23 cm.
Books
Call Number F PET
Summary When Clara Vesper's husband, Adolph, dies suddenly, Clara is stunned---but not grief-stricken. Her marriage to Adolph had been arranged, their primary interaction revolving around the sapphire jewelry Clara designed and Adolph produced and sold. Widowed and penniless, with two small children, Clara decides to return to her aunt and uncle's ranch in Montana, the only place she has ever been happy.

A million worlds with you : a firebird novel

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 19:37
by Gray, Claudia,
Publisher HarperTeen, [2016] ©2016
First edition.
419 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number YA F GRA
Summary The fate of the multiverse rests in Marguerite's hands in the final installment of the Firebird trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray. Ever since she used the Firebird, her parent's invention, to cross through alternate dimensions, Marguerite has been at the center of a cross-dimensional feud. Now she has learned that the evil Triad Corporation plans to destroy hundreds of universes, using their ultimate weapon: another dimension's Marguerite who is wicked, psychologically twisted, and always one step ahead. Even though her boyfriend Paul has always been at Marguerite's side, the Triad's last attack has left him a changed man, and he may never be the same again. Marguerite alone must stop Triad and prevent the destruction of the multiverse. It's a battle of the Marguerites . . . and only one can win. In the epic conclusion to the sweeping series that kicked off with A Thousand Pieces of You, fate and family will be questioned, loves will be won and lost, and the multiverse will be forever changed.

A portrait of Emily Price

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 19:37
by Reay, Katherine, 1970-
Publisher Thomas Nelson, [2016]
355 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number ROM REA
Summary "Emily Price, art restorer and would-be artist, finds herself in Atlanta, restoring objects recovered from a house fire. As she strives to make all the pieces of her life fit, secure a gallery opening for her own art, and care for her sister and mother, she finds herself enthralled by Chef Benito Hillam, who is in town from Italy visiting his brother Joseph, Emily's boss. Ben spends all his time cooking and repeatedly proposing marriage to Emily. When she calls his bluff and accepts, Emily follows Ben home to Italy"--

A royal Christmas wedding

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 19:37
by Hauck, Rachel, 1960-
Publisher Zondervan, [2016] ©2016
227 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number F HAU
Summary "Brighton kingdom legend says the man who rings the Pembroke Chapel bell at the Harvest Ball will be married by Christmas Day"--

A separation

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 19:37
by Kitamura, Katie M.,
Publisher Riverhead Books, 2017.
229 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F KIT
Summary "A mesmerizing, psychologically taut novel about a marriage's end and the secrets we all carry. A young woman has agreed with her faithless husband: it's time for them to separate. For the moment it's a private matter, a secret between the two of them. As she begins her new life, she gets word that Christopher has gone missing in a remote region in the rugged south of Greece; she reluctantly agrees to go and search for him, still keeping their split to herself. In her heart, she's not even sure if she wants to find him. Adrift in the wild landscape, she traces the disintegration of their relationship, and discovers she understands less than she thought about the man she used to love. A story of intimacy and infidelity, A Separation is about the gulf that divides us from the lives of others and the narratives we create for ourselves. As the narrator reflects upon her love for a man who may never have been what he appeared, Kitamura propels us into the experience of a woman on the brink of catastrophe. A Separation is a riveting stylistic masterpiece of absence and presence that will leave the reader astonished, and transfixed"--

A shoe addict's Christmas

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 19:37
by Harbison, Elizabeth M.,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2016.
First edition.
147 pages ; 20 cm
Books
Call Number F HAR
Summary "From the author of the beloved bestseller Shoe Addicts Anonymous comes the story of a woman who finds herself locked in a department store on Christmas Eve and must spend the entire night facing several "ghosts" of Christmases past, present, and future ... all while surrounded by Manolo Blahniks, Jimmy Choos, Chanel slippers, and Prada riding boots"--

A sister's wish

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 19:37
by Gray, Shelley Shepard,
Publisher Avon Inspire, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
First edition.
243, 16 pages : map ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number F GRA
Summary Amelia Kinsinger is the perfect Amish woman--at least according to her neighbors. And while Amelia takes pride in her role as homemaker, she's also harboring a secret: She's been in love with bad boy Simon Hochstetler for as long as she can remember. Too bad he's about as far from perfect" as an Amish man could get--but that's exactly why she's so drawn to him. Life hasn't been kind to Simon. He ran away from an abusive home at fifteen and things went downhill from there. Eventually, Simon landed in prison. But the experience changed him. Now back in Charm as a grown man, he's determined to make a new life for himself and not think too much about his wild past--unless it pertains to Amelia. He's loved Amelia for years. To him, she represents everything good and kind in the world. When he realizes that she returns his affections, he starts calling on her in secret, even though her older brother Lukas--who just happens to be Simon's best friend--has made it perfectly clear that Amelia deserves better. Simon disagrees and believes he's the only one who can truly make her happy. But when Amelia gets hurt, it sets off a chain of events that forces them to consider their future together--and face their past mistakes. There's a chance for love--but only if Simon dares to trust Amelia with the secrets of his past.

A torch against the night : a novel

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 19:37
by Tahir, Sabaa,
Publisher Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2016]
452 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number YA F TAH
Summary Laia and Elias fight their way north to liberate Laia's brother from the horrors of Kauf Prison, a mission that is complicated by hunting Empire soldiers, the manipulations of the Commandant, and lingering ghosts from their pasts.

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