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New Arrivals - Fiction

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Cross Roads : A Novel - William Paul Young
Call Number: BESTSELLER
"Anthony Spencer is egotistical, proud of being a self-made business success at the peak of his game, even though the cost of winning was painfully high. A cerebral hemorrhage leaves Tony comatose in a hospital ICU. He 'awakens' to find himself in a surreal world, a 'living' landscape that mirrors dimensions of his earthly life, from the beautiful to the corrupt. It is here that he has vivid interactions with others he assumes are projections of his own subconscious, but whose directions he follows nonetheless with the possibility that they might lead to authenticity and perhaps, redemption. The adventure draws Tony into deep relational entanglements where he is able to 'see' through the literal eyes and experiences of others, but is "blind" to the consequences of hiding his personal agenda and loss that emerge to war against the processes of healing and trust. Will this unexpected coalescing of events cause Tony to examine his life and realize he built a house of cards on the poisoned grounds of a broken heart? Will he also have the courage to make a critical choice that can undo a major injustice he set in motion before falling into a coma?"--

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Captain Vorpatril's Alliance - Lois McMaster Bujold
Call Number: BESTSELLER
A Vorkosigan Saga Novel

"Captain Ivan Vorpatril is happy with his relatively uneventful bachelor's life of a staff officer to a Barrayaran Admiral. Ivan, cousin to Imperial troubleshooter Miles Vorkosigan, is not far down the hereditary list for the emperorship. Thankfully, new heirs have directed that headache elsewhere leaving Ivan to enjoy like on Komarr. But when and old friend in Barrayaran intelligence asks Ivan to protect an attractive young woman Tej Arqua his chivalrous nature takes over and danger finds him once again. Tej and her half-sister Rish are fleeing the violent overthrow of their clan but it seems Tej may possess a hidden secret that could corrupt the heart of a highly regarded Barrayarn family. But none of Tej's formidable adversaries have counted on Ivan Vorpatril. Behind his facade of wry and self effacing humor lies a true and cunning protector who will never leave a distressed lady in the lurch"--

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The Forgotten - David Baldacci
Call Number: BESTSELLER
After he receives a posthumous note from his aunt hinting that things are horribly amiss in her Florida Gulf Coast town, Army Special Agent John Puller uncovers a shocking conspiracy.

 

New Arrivals - Non-Fiction

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Far from the Tree : Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity - Andrew Solomon
Call Number: BESTSELLER
Solomon tells the stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children but also find profound meaning in doing so.

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The Patriarch : The Remarkable Life & Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy - David Nasaw
Call Number: BESTSELLER
Patriarch of one of the greatest political dynasties in the United States, Joseph Patrick Kennedy was an indomitable figure whose ferocious drive and ingenuity were matched only by his dreams of advancement for his nine children. With unrestricted access to archives on three continents, the author, a historian tells Kennedy's incredible life story in this book. Kennedy, whose life spanned the First World War, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, the Second World War, and the Cold War the father of President John F. Kennedy and senators Robert and Edward Kennedy. He was an indomitable and elusive figure whose dreams of advancement for his nine children were matched only by his extraordinary personal ambition and shrewd financial skills. Trained as a banker, Kennedy was also a Hollywood mogul, a stock exchange savant, a shipyard manager, the founding chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and ambassador to London during the Battle of Britain. Though his incredible life encompasses the very heart of the American century, he has remained shrouded in rumor and prejudice for decades.

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Untold History of the United States - Oliver Stone & Peter Kuznick
Call Number: BESTSELLER
A companion to the ten-part documentary series outlines provocative arguments against official American historical records to reveal the origins of conservatism and the obstacles to progressive change.

World War I -- The New Deal -- World War II -- The Bomb -- The Cold War -- Eisenhower -- JFK -- LBJ -- Nixon and Kissinger -- Collapse of detente -- The Reagan years -- The Cold War ends -- The Bush-Cheney debacle -- Obama.

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Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die : Musings from the Road - Willie Nelson
Call Number: BESTSELLER
America's greatest traveling bard Willie Nelson muses about the things that are most important to him and celebrates the family, friends, and colleagues who have blessed his remarkable journey.

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Tap Dancing for Work : Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2012 - Warren Buffett
Call Number: BESTSELLER
The arc of Buffett's business life is covered in this book. The editor of Fortune magazine has collected and updated the best Buffett articles published in Fortune between 1966 and 2012, including thirteen cover stories and a dozen pieces authored by Buffett himself. The editor has provided commentary about each major article, supplying context and her own informed point of view. Readers will gain fresh insights into Buffett's investment strategies and his thinking on management, philanthropy, public policy, and even parenting. Some of the highlights include: the 1966 A. W. Jones story in which Fortune first mentioned Buffett; the first piece Buffett wrote for the magazine, 1977's "How inflation swindles the equity investor"; Andrew Tobias's 1983 article "Letters from Chairman Buffett," the first review of his Berkshire Hathaway shareholder letters; and Buffett's stunningly prescient 2003 piece about derivatives, "Avoiding a Mega-Catastrophe".--From publisher description.

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How to Create a Mind : The Secret of Human Thought Revealed - Ray Kurzweil
Call Number: BESTSELLER
Explores the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brain, outlining the controversial implications of increasing intelligence in order to address global problems while comparing emotional and moral intelligence and considering the origins of consciousness.

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The Joy of Hate - Greg Gutfield
Call Number: BETSSELLER
From the irreverent star of Fox News's "Red Eye "and "The Five," hilarious observations on the manufactured outrage of an oversensitive, wussified culture of artificial tolerance.

The tolerant tadpole -- My big fat gay Muslim bar -- The war on moobs -- Fluked for life -- The bigot spigot -- The vagina demagogues -- A pep smear -- Butch Cassidy and the Subsidized Kid -- A really bad day at the office -- To Obama, borders was nothing but a bookstore -- Working at the Death Star -- A pack of lies -- Winners and looters -- The pirates of penance -- I'm okay, you should die -- Unreal estate -- Poop stars -- Stalin grads -- The joke stops here -- Roll models -- The pig pass -- Harmed forces -- The song remains so lame -- Fat kids are the biggest targets -- The skeptic tank -- Wooly bullies -- The bard of Brentwood -- The end of hate.

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