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10/2: New at the library this week

Posted by Laura Haskins - Library Director on October 3, 2010

Movies

Icon/Holcroft covenant
The hades factor
Memento

Books

Limitations / Scott Turow
George Mason has sat as a judge on the court of appeals in Kindle County for nearly a decade. But when a disturbing rape case is brought before him, he questions the very nature of the law and his role within it. What is it about this horrific case of sexual assault that has led him to question his fitness to judge?

The only life that mattered : the short and merry lives of Anne Bonny, Mary Read, and Calico Jack Rackam / James L. Nelson
Based on the true story of two women fated to become pirates and the man who accepted them as equals. James Nelson takes the real, historical record on Mary, Anne, and Jack and adds to it the rich tapestry of imagination, bringing these figures and their times to life.

Galileo’s daughter : a historical memoir of science, faith, and love / Dava Sobel
The voices of Galileo and his daughter, Suor Maria Celeste, echo down the centuries through letters and writings, which Sobel masterfully weaves into her narrative, building toward the crescendo of history’s most dramatic collision between science and religion. In the process, she illuminates an entire era, when the flamboyant Medici grand dukes became Galileo’s patrons, when the bubonic plague wreaked its terrible devastation and prayer was the most effective medicine, when the Thirty Years’ War tipped fortunes across Europe, and when one man fought, through his trial and betrayal by his former friend, Pope Urban VIII, to reconcile the Heaven he revered as a good Catholic with the heavens he revealed thorough his telescope. (read a sample chapter)

The merchant of death / D. J. MacHale
Bobby Pendragon is a seemingly normal fourteen-year-old boy. He has a family, a home, and even Marley, his beloved dog. But there is something very special about Bobby.
He is going to save the world.
And not just Earth as we know it. Bobby is slowly starting to realize that life in the cosmos isn’t quite what he thought it was. And before he can object, he is swept off to an alternate dimension known as Denduron, a territory inhabited by strange beings, ruled by a magical tyrant, and plagued by dangerous revolution.
If Bobby wants to see his family again, he’s going to have to accept his role as savior, and accept it wholeheartedly. Because, as he is about to discover, Denduron is only the beginning…. (Pendragon Series #1; Age Range: 12 and up; read a sample chapter)(limited time free download in pdf format)

The lost city of Faar / D. J. MacHale
Fourteen-year-old Bobby Pendragon is not like other boys his age. His uncle Press is a Traveler, and, as Bobby has learned, that means Uncle Press is responsible, through his journeys, for solving interdimensional conflict wherever he encounters it. His mission is nothing less than to save the universe from ultimate evil. And he’s taking Bobby along for the ride.
Fresh from his first adventure on Denduron, Bobby finds himself in the territory of Cloral, a vast world that is entirely covered by water. Cloral is nearing a disaster of huge proportions. Reading the journals Bobby sends home, his friends learn that the desperate citizens of the endangered floating cities are on the brink of war. Can Bobby—suburban basketball star and all-around nice guy—help rid the area of marauders, and locate the legendary lost land of Faar, which may hold the key to Cloral’s survival? (Pendragon Series #2; Age Range: 12 and up; read a sample chapter)

The never war / D. J. MacHale
Bobby Pendragon has visited the alternate dimension of Denduron and waded through the endangered underwater territory of Cloral. Now Bobby once again finds himself thrust beyond the boundaries of time and space into a place that seems somewhat familiar: First Earth.
Bobby and the Traveler from Cloral—Spader—have flumed to New York City, 1937, where they must uncover the evil Saint Dane’s newest plot. But is Bobby ready for the difficult choices ahead? (Pendragon Series #3; Age Range: 12 and up; read an exerpt)

The reality bug / D. J. MacHale
Fifteen-year-old Bobby Pendragon arrives on the territory of Veelox in pursuit of the evil Saint Dane, but all is peaceful on Veelox—because it’s deserted. The inhabitants have discovered a way to enter their own personal dream worlds, where they can be whomever they want, wherever they want.
Fresh from his battle with Saint Dane on 1937 Earth, Bobby is confident that he can defeat whatever Saint Dane has planned for Veelox. But once Bobby enters the virtual world, will he be able to resist the lure of the ultimate in escapism? (Pendragon Series #4; Age Range: 12 and up; read a sample chapter)

Black water / D. J. MacHale
Just when fifteen-year-old Bobby Pendragon thinks he understands his purpose as a Traveler—to protect the territories of Halla from the evil Saint Dane—he is faced with an impossible choice. The inhabitants of Eelong are in danger of being wiped out by a mysterious plague. The only way Bobby can stop it is to bring the antidote from another territory. Since moving items between territories is forbidden by the Traveler rules, if Bobby chooses to save Eelong he could endanger himself, his friends, and the future of every other being in Halla. (Pendragon Series #5; Age Range: 12 and up; read a sample chapter)

The Quillan games / D. J. MacHale
The people of Quillan have lost control of their own future. Hosted by a strange pair of game masters, Veego and LaBerge, the Quillan Games are a mix of sport and combat. To triumph in the games is to live the life of a king. To lose is to die.
Bobby Pendragon realizes he must beat Veego and LaBerge at their own games. But the prize for winning the Quillan Games may be discovering the truth of what it really means to be a Traveler. (Pendragon Series #7; Age Range: 12 and up)

The pilgrims of Rayne / D. J. MacHale
When Bobby Pendragon first arrives on the tropical world of Ibara, he finds paradise. As he works to uncover clues about the turning point this seemingly idyllic territory will soon face, all he can determine is that the people of Ibara are blissfully happy. It’s not long before Bobby discovers, however, that they are blissfully . . . oblivious.
The leaders of Ibara are keeping a devastating secret from their people, one that gives Saint Dane all the opportunity he needs to launch his final assault on Halla. (Pendragon Series #8; Age Range: 12 and up; read a sample chapter)

Raven rise / D. J. MacHale
This is where it begins. The showdown for Halla. At stake is nothing less than all that ever was and all that will be. While Bobby remains trapped on Ibara, the battle moves to his home territory: Second Earth. Mark Dimond and Courtney Chetwynde are left on their own to defend Second Earth against the forces of Saint Dane. The Convergence has broken down the walls. The territories are on a collision course. The final phase of Saint Dane’s quest to rule Halla is underway. And Bobby Pendragon is nowhere to be found. (Pendragon Series #9; Age Range: 12 and up; read an exerpt)

The soldiers of Halla / D. J. MacHale
The final showdown for Halla is here. (Pendragon Series #10; Age Range: 12 and up; read an exerpt)

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