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5/26: New at the library this week

Posted by Laura Haskins - Library Director on May 26, 2010

Movies:

Enchanted
Dragon hunters
Dragons : Fire & Ice
Bionicle 2 : Legends of Metru Nui
Bionicle 3 : Web of Shadows
Pikachu (Pokemon)
Prelude to a storm (Power Rangers Ninja Storm)
Triassic triumph (Power Rangers Dino Thunder)
Spy troops (GI Joe A real American hero)
Invasion of the tinysauruses (The land before time)
Shergar : Discover the heart of a champion
The man who shot Liberty Valance
Passage to Marseille
All through the night
(all movies are on dvd unless otherwise noted)

Books:

The insulin-resistance diet : how to turn off your body’s fat-making machine / Cheryle R. Hart
The Insulin-Resistance Diet is really not a diet book at all—it’s an eating guide. It allows you to eat all the foods you like in the proper amounts and still control insulin resistance and lose weight. Inside you will find the following features:

  • Link-and-Balance Eating Method—links and balances carbohydrates with the right amount of protein at the right time for maximum weight loss
  • Self-tests—to determine if you have insulin resistance and to check your progress with linking and balancing
  • Food lists—include most foods and serving sizes
  • Real-world strategies—provide complete meal plans and snack ideas, lists of name-brand convenience foods, and linked-and-balanced restaurant items
  • Recipes—more than forty-five delicious, healthful, and easy-to-make recipes

These features together with in-depth sections on fitness and on understanding our relationship with food comprise a total weight-loss and weight-management program—one that is simple to follow and guarantees success. (Table of contents)

The art of Bev Doolittle / Elise Maclay
Here is lavishly illustrated collection of the work of Bev Doolittle, one of America’s leading artists today. Doolittle is best known for her camouflage technique, filled with detail and with “presences” that become more visible with each viewing.

A year of afghans: 1998 / Leisure Arts
Make a lightweight throw fashioned in springtime hues to adorn a favorite chair or a snuggly, winter wrap in rich, warm tones for those cold nights by the fire. Here are easy-to-follow instructions for more than 50 afghans. These beautiful afghans will be enjoyed by those who crochet them and by those who love their warmth and charm.

Marked / P. C. Cast; Kristin Cast
One minute, sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird is a normal teenager dealing with everyday high school stress: her cute boyfriend Heath, the school’s star quarterback who suddenly seems more interested in partying than playing ball; her nosy frenemy Kayla, who’s way too concerned with how things are going with Heath; her uber-tough geometry test tomorrow. The next, she’s Marked as a fledgling vampyre, forcing her to leave her ordinary life behind and join the House of Night, a boarding school where she will train to become an adult vampyre. That is, if she makes it through the Change—and not all of those who are Marked do. It sucks to begin a new life, especially away from her friends, and on top of that, Zoey is no average fledgling. She has been chosen as special by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx. Zoey discovers she has amazing powers, but along with her powers come bloodlust and an unfortunate ability to Imprint with Heath, who just doesn’t know how to take “no” for an answer. To add to her stress, she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers: when she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school’s most elite group, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny—with a little help from her new vampyre friends. (Age Range: Young Adult; House of Night Series #1; read a sample chapter)

Dead in the family / Charlaine Harris
After enduring torture and the loss of loved ones during the brief but deadly Faery War, Sookie Stackhouse is hurt and she’s angry. Just about the only bright spot in her life is the love she thinks she feels for vampire Eric Northman. But he’s under scrutiny by the new Vampire King because of their relationship. And as the political implications of the Shifters coming out are beginning to be felt, Sookie’s connection to the Shreveport pack draws her into the debate. Worst of all, though the door to Faery has been closed, there are still some Fae on the human side-and one of them is angry at Sookie. Very, very angry… (Sookie Stackhouse / Southern Vampire Series #10)

The man from Beijing / Henning Mankell
January 2006. In the Swedish hamlet of Hesjövallen, nineteen people have been massacred. The only clue is a red ribbon found at the scene.
Judge Birgitta Roslin has particular reason to be shocked: Her grandparents, the Andréns, are among the victims, and Birgitta soon learns that an Andrén family in Nevada has also been murdered. She then discovers the nineteenth-century diary of an Andrén ancestor—a gang master on the American transcontinental railway—that describes brutal treatment of Chinese slave workers. The police insist that only a lunatic could have committed the Hesjövallen murders, but Birgitta is determined to uncover what she now suspects is a more complicated truth.
The investigation leads to the highest echelons of power in present-day Beijing, and to Zimbabwe and Mozambique. But the narrative also takes us back 150 years into the depths of the slave trade between China and the United States—a history that will ensnare Birgitta as she draws ever closer to solving the Hesjövallen murders. (read a sample chapter)

The league of night and fog / David Morrell
From the Vatican to the Swiss Alps, from Australia to the heartland of America, the two masterful operatives known as Saul and Drew are being drawn together to solve a violent riddle: Why have ten old men been abducted from around the world? When the agents, weary of their own covert wars, begin to investigate, they are pulled into a terrifying cycle of revenge that began in the heart of World War II – and is now forcing sons to pay for their fathers’ darkest sins… (read a sample chapter)

Pravda / Edward Docx
Thirty-two-year-old Gabriel Glover arrives in St. Petersburg to find his mother dead in her apartment. Reeling from grief, Gabriel and his twin sister, Isabella, arrange the funeral without contacting their father, Nicholas, a brilliant and manipulative libertine. Unknown to the twins, their mother had long ago abandoned a son, Arkady, a pitiless Russian predator now determined to claim his birthright. Aided by an ex-seminarian whose heroin addiction is destroying him, Arkady sets out to find the siblings and uncover the dark secret hidden from them their entire lives. (Winner of the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and long-listed for the Man Booker Prize; read an excerpt)

Cottonwood summer / Gary Slaughter
When the army builds a German prisoner of war camp on the outskirts of a small Michigan town, citizens are outraged. Adding to the angst, two women assist a pair of POWs to escape — and are tried for treason. History, fiction, and humor blend into a heart-warming story of life on the 1944 home front.

Cottonwood fall / Gary Slaughter
The fall adventures of Danny and Jase, the Cottonwood Summer heroes, include run-ins with vengeful German POWs, the arrival of charismatic twin sisters, and participation in the 1944 Dewey-Roosevelt Presidential race where both candidates vie for their support.

A time for courage : the suffragette diary of Kathleen Bowen / Kathryn Lasky
As the fight for women’s suffrage heats up, Kathleen “Kat” Bowen gets to participate as her mother, her sister, and many others close to her organize and act to win the right to vote. (Age Range: 12 and up; Series: Dear America)

[Note: All synopses are provided by the publisher unless otherwise noted and do not constitute reviews by the Seldovia Public Library.]

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