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11/15: new at the library this week

Posted by Laura Haskins - Library Director on November 15, 2007

Audiobooks:

  • Blow fly / Patricia Daniels Cornwell — Dr. Kay Scarpetta is visiting Florida, hoping to get away from the pressures of her job. No such luck: down in the Sunshine State, she becomes involved in a terrifying international intrigue with ramifications that reach deep into Kay’s own life. (Kay Scarpetta Series, #12; cassette; read an exerpt)
  • Bleachers / John Grisham — High school all-American Neely Crenshaw was probably the best quarterback ever to play for the legendary Messina Spartans. Fifteen years have gone by since those glory days, and Neely has come home to Messina to bury Coach Eddie Rake, the man who molded the Spartans into an unbeatable football dynasty. (cassette; read a sample chapter)
  • Trace / Patricia Daniels Cornwell — Now freelancing from south Florida, Dr. Kay Scarpetta returns to Richmond, Virginia, the city that turned its back on her five years ago. Investigating the death of a young girl, she must follow the twisting leads and track the strange details in order to make the dead speak-and to reveal the sad truth that may be more than even she can bear. (Kay Scarpetta Series, #13; CD; read an exerpt)
  • Post-mortem / Patricia Daniels Cornwell — Four women with nothing in common, united only in death. Four brutalized victims of a brilliant monster – a “Mr. Nobody”, moving undetected through a paralyzed city, leaving behind a gruesome trail of carnage . . . but few clues. With skilled hands, an unerring eye, and the latest advances in forensic research, an unrelenting female medical examiner – Kay Scarpetta – is determined to unmask a maniac. But someone is trying to sabotage Kay’s investigation from the inside. And worse yet, someone wants her dead . . . (Kay Scarpetta Series, #1; cassette; read an exerpt)
  • The time traveler’s wife / Audrey Niffenegger — This is the remarkable story of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who travels involuntarily through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Henry and Clare’s passionate love affair endures across a sea of time and captures the two lovers in an impossibly romantic trap (cassette; read a sample chapter)


DVDs:

Books:

  • Book of the dead / Patricia Cornwell — The “book of the dead” is the morgue log, a ledger in which all cases are entered by hand. For Kay Scarpettta, however, it is about to take on a new meaning. Fresh from her bruising battle with a psychopath in Florida, Scarpetta decides it’s time for a change of pace, not only personally and professionally but geographically. Moving to the historic city of Charleston, South Carolina, she opens a unique private forensic pathology practice, one in which she and her colleagues-including Pete Marino and her niece, Lucy-offer expert crime-scene investigation and autopsy services to communities lacking local access to modern, competent death investigation technology. (Kay Scarpetta Series, #15;
    read an exerpt)
  • The phoenix unchained / Mercedes Lackey ; James Mallory — After a thousand years of peace, much Magick has faded from the world. The Elves live far from humankind. There are no High Mages, and Wild Mages are seen only rarely. Bisochim, a powerful Wild Mage, is determined to reintroduce Darkness to the world, believing that it is out of Balance. (Enduring Flame Series, #1; read an
    exerpt)
  • Fleet of worlds / Larry Niven ; Edward M. Lerner — Kirsten Quinn-Kovacs is among the best and brightest of her people. She gratefully serves the gentle race that rescued her ancestors from a dying starship, gave them a world, and nurtures them still. If only the Citizens knew where Kirsten’s people came from. A chain reaction of supernovae at the galaxy’s core has unleashed a wave of lethal radiation that will sterilize the galaxy. The Citizens flee, taking their planets, the Fleet of Worlds, with them. Someone must scout ahead, and Kirsten and her crew eagerly volunteer. Under the guiding eye of Nessus, their Citizen mentor, they explore for any possible dangers in the Fleet’s path—and uncover long-hidden truths that will shake the foundations of worlds.
  • Hot six / Janet Evanovich — Ranger, the super bounty hunter, is on the lam, and Stephanie has to team up with vice cop Joe Morelli to find him. Also, Hot Six answers the big question: Did Stephanie sleep with Ranger or Morelli? In addition to all the sex, FTAs, and donuts Stephanie can handle, Grandma Mazur has a fight with Stephanie’s father and moves in with Stephanie and Rex, her hamster. (read a sample chapter)
  • Glorious appearing : the end of days / Tim F. LaHaye; Jerry B. Jenkins — It’s been just over seven years since the Rapture and almost exactly seven years since Antichrist’s covenant with Israel. Believers look to the heavens for the Glorious Appearing of Christ, as the world stands on the brink of the end of time. (Left Behind Series, #12; read a sample chapter)
  • Velocity / Dean R. Koontz — Bill Wile is an easygoing, hardworking guy who leads a quiet, ordinary life. But that is about to change. One evening, after his usual eight-hour bartending shift, he finds a typewritten note under the windshield wiper of his car. If you don’t take this note to the police and get them involved, I will kill a lovely blond schoolteacher. If you do take this note to the police, I will instead kill an elderly woman active in charity work. You have four hours to decide. The choice is yours. (read an exerpt)
  • The taking / Dean R. Koontz — The story of a community cut off from a world under siege, and the terrifying battle for survival waged by a young couple and their neighbors as familiar streets become fog-shrouded death traps. Gripping, heartbreaking, and triumphant in the face of mankind’s darkest hour, here is a small-town slice-of-doomsday thriller that strikes to the core of each of us to ask: What would you do in the midst of The Taking. (read an exerpt)
  • Odd Thomas / Dean R. Koontz — “The dead don’t talk. I don’t know why.” But they do try to communicate, with a short order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, if possessed of a certain measure of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill and rapturously in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, Stormy Llewellyn.” “Maybe he has a gift, maybe it’s a curse, Odd has never been sure, but he tries to do his best by the silent souls who seek him out. (Odd Thomas Series, #1)
  • Forever Odd / Dean R. Koontz — We’re all a little odd beneath the surface. He’s the most unlikely hero you’ll ever meet-an ordinary guy with a modest job you might never look at twice. But there’s so much more to any of us than meets the eye-and that goes triple for Odd Thomas. For Odd lives always between two worlds in the small desert town of Pico Mundo, where the heroic and the harrowing are everyday events. Odd never asked to communicate with the dead-it’s something that just happened. But as the unofficial goodwill ambassador between our world and theirs, he’s got a duty to do the right thing. That’s the way Odd sees it and that’s why he’s won hearts on both sides of the divide between life and death. (Odd Thomas Series, #2; read a sample chapter)
  • Brother Odd / Dean R. Koontz — Loop me in, odd one. The words, spoken in the deep of night by a sleeping child, chill the young man watching over her. For this was a favorite phrase of Stormy Llewellyn, his lost love, and Stormy is dead, gone forever from this world. In the haunted halls of the isolated monastery where he had sought peace, Odd Thomas is stalking spirits of an infinitely darker nature (Odd Thomas Series, #3; read an exerpt)
  • The memory keeper’s daughter / Kim Edwards — On a winter night in 1964, Dr. David Henry is forced by a blizzard to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy. Yet when his daughter is born, he sees immediately that she has Down’s Syndrome. Rationalizing it as a need to protect Norah, his wife, he makes a split-second decision that will alter all of their lives forever. He asks his nurse to take the baby away to an institution and never to reveal the secret.
  • Bloody Jack : being an account of the curious adventures of Mary “Jacky” Faber, Ship’s Boy / L. A. Meyer — Life as a ship’s boy aboard HMS Dolphin is a dream come true for Jacky Faber. Gone are the days of scavenging for food and fighting for survival on the streets of eighteenth-century London. Instead, Jacky is becoming a skilled and respected sailor as the crew pursues pirates on the high seas. There’s only one problem: Jacky is a girl. And she will have to use every bit of her spirit, wit, and courage to keep the crew from discovering her secret. This could be the adventure of her life—if only she doesn’t get caught. . . . (Jacky Faber Series, #1; Age Range: Young Adult; read a sample chapter; author’s site)
  • Curse of the blue tattoo : being an account of the misadventures of Jacky Faber, midshipman and fine lady / L. A. Meyer — After being forced to leave HMS Dolphin and Jaimy, her true love, Jacky Faber is making a new start at the elite Lawson Peabody School for Young Girls in Boston. But growing up on the streets of London and fighting pirates never prepared Jacky for her toughest battle yet: learning how to be a fine lady. Everything she does is wrong. Her embroidery is deplorable, her French is atrocious, and her table manners–disgusting! Then there’s the small matter of her blue anchor tattoo. . . .Despite her best efforts, Jacky can’t seem to stay out of trouble long enough to dedicate herself to being ladylike. But what fun would that be, anyway? (Jacky Faber Series, #2; Age Range: Young Adult; read an exerpt)
  • Under the Jolly Roger : being an account of the further nautical adventures of Jacky Faber / L. A. Meyer — After leaving the Lawson Peabody School for Young Girls in Boston—under dire circumstances, of course—she boards a whaling ship bound for London, where she hopes to find her beloved Jaimy. But things don’t go as planned, and soon Jacky is off on a wild misadventure at sea. She thwarts the lecherous advances of a crazy captain, rallies the sailors to her side, and ultimately gains command of a ship in His Majesty’s Royal Navy. But Jacky’s adventures don’t end there. . . . (Jacky Faber Series, #3; Age Range: Young Adult; read an exerpt)
  • In the belly of the bloodhound : being an account of a particularly peculiar adventure in the life of Jacky Faber / L. A. Meyer — ow that the King of England has called her a pirate and put a price on her head, Jacky Faber has no choice but to stay out of sight. Hoping for a safe hiding place, she returns to the Lawson Peabody School for Young Girls in Boston, but the calm doesn’t last long. On a class field trip to Boston Harbor, the girls are abducted and forced into the hold of the Bloodhound, a ship bound for the slave markets on the Barbary Coast where they will be put up on the auction block and sold into Arab harems. (Jacky Faber Series, #4; Age Range: Young Adult; read a sample chapter)
  • Mississippi Jack : being an account of the further waterborne adventures of Jacky Faber, midshipman, fine lady, and the Lily of the West / L. A. Meyer — The intrepid Jacky Faber, having once again eluded British authorities, heads west, hoping that no one will recognize her in the wilds of America. There she tricks the tall-tale hero Mike Fink out of his flatboat, equips it as a floating casino-showboat, and heads south to New Orleans, battling murderous bandits, British soldiers, and other scoundrels along the way. Will Jacky’s carelessness and impulsive actions ultimately cause her beloved Jaimy to be left in her wake? (Jacky Faber Series, #5; Age Range: Young Adult; read a sample chapter)
  • The Merlin Conspiracy / Diana Wynne Jones — When the Merlin of Blest dies, everyone thinks it’s a natural death. But Roddy and Grundo, two children traveling with the Royal Court, soon discover the truth. The Merlin’s replacement and other courtiers are scheming to steal the magic of Blest for their own purposes. Roddy enlists the help of Nick, a boy from another world, and the three turn to their own impressive powers. The dangers are great, and if Roddy, Grundo, and Nick cannot stop the conspirators, the results will be more dreadful than they could possibly imagine. (Age Range: 9 to 12; read a sample chapter)
  • Unexpected magic : collected stories / Diana Wynne Jones — Master storyteller Diana Wynne Jones presents ariveting collection of unpredictable tales, including:
    • A cat tells how the kindhearted wizard she owns is suddenly called upon to defeat a horrific Beast.
    • When Anne has mumps, her drawings come to life, and she must protect her home from them.
    • Four children become involved in the intrigue surrounding an innocent prince, an evil count, and a brave outlaw.

    (Age Range: 10; read an exerpt)

  • Conrad’s fate / Diana Wynne Jones — Someone at Stallery Mansion is changing the world. At first, only small details, but the changes get bigger and bigger. It’s up to Conrad, a twelve-year-old with terrible karma who’s just joined the mansion’s staff, to find out who is behind it. But he’s not the only one snooping around. His fellow servant-in-training, Christopher Chant, is charming, confident, and from another world, with a mission of his own — rescuing his friend, lost in an alternate Stallery Mansion. Can they save the day before Conrad’s awful fate catches up with them? (Age Range: Young Adult; read a sample chapter)
  • Forest health conditions in Alaska — 2006 / Cynthia Snyder
  • Forest health conditions in Alaska — 2005 : A forest health protection report / Cynthia Snyder
  • Coping with technological disasters / Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council — It is hoped that this guidebook will become an assessment tool and road map. It enables communities and individuals alike to understand what a technological disaster is, how it differs from a natural disaster, and what to expect during the disaster and in the years following the event. The guidebook provides information on where to find help. It refers often to coping tools that can be found in the accompanying appendices.
  • Dark sky / Carla Neggers — Deputy U.S. Marshal Juliet Longstreet has made her share of enemies, and now one of them is out of prison and threatening to kill her. Her mission: find him first. But hot on her suspect’s trail is Special Forces officer Ethan Brooker, who has a way of dropping into Juliet’s life without warning. Haunted by his wife’s death, Ethan is a man Juliet knows she should avoid. And now he’s focused on a related mission of his own and can’t — or won’t — give Juliet any details. (read an exerpt)
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