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What We're Reading Now - February 2014
Pen and ink witchcraft : treaties and treaty making in American Indian history - Colin G. Calloway
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 05/17/2013
ISBN-13: 9780199917303
ISBN-10: 0199917302
A Native American historian examines the history of diplomacy between North American Indians and their imperial adversaries, particularly the United States.
Starter House - Sonja Condit
Publisher: HarperCollins
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 12/31/2013
ISBN-13: 9780062283054
ISBN-10: 0062283057
When she and her husband move into a beautiful new home, Lacey Miszlak, pregnant with her first child, must solve a decades-old mystery to save her family from an evil force that has been hiding in the shadows of the house for years, waiting for them. Original. 75,000 first printing.
Stella Bain : a novel - Anita Shreve
Publisher: Little Brown & Co
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/12/2013
ISBN-13: 9780316098861
ISBN-10: 0316098868
Suffering memory loss due from time on a French battlefield during World War I, American Stella Bain, is taken in by a London surgeon and his wife in this new novel from the author of The Last Time They Met. 250,000 first printing.
Let's explore diabetes with owls - David Sedaris
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 04/23/2013
ISBN-13: 9780316154697
ISBN-10: 0316154695
A new collection of essays by the humorist and best-selling author of Me Talk Pretty One Day traces his offbeat world travel experiences, which involved surreal encounters with everything from French dentistry and Australian kookaburra eating habits to Beijing squat toilets and a wilderness Costco in North Carolina. 800,000 first printing.
Havisham : a novel - Ronald Frame
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/05/2013
ISBN-13: 9781250037275
ISBN-10: 1250037271
The daughter of a wealthy brewer, Catherine Havisham, sent to stay with the Chadwycks in London, discovers sophisticated new pastimes to remove the taint of her family's new money until she decides to risk everything for the charismatic stranger who pays her attention. 50,000 first printing.
Dorothea Lange, grab a hunk of lightning : her lifetime in photography - Elizabeth Partridge
Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/05/2013
ISBN-13: 9781452122168
ISBN-10: 1452122164
Honors the famed photographer for photographing some of history's most pivotal moments, including her Depression-era portraits and photographs of Japanese-American citizens in internment camps.
Archetype : a novel - M. D. Waters
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/06/2014
ISBN-13: 9780525954231
ISBN-10: 0525954236
Waking in the hospital with no memory, Emma learns her seemingly happy life story from her powerful, seductive husband only to experience tormenting dreams that suggest a completely different past shaped by war, a camp where girls are trained to be wives and her love for another man. A first novel.
The last dark - Stephen R. Donaldson
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/15/2013
ISBN-13: 9780399159206
ISBN-10: 0399159207
Having pursued separate goals in support of loved ones in the magical reality known only as "The Land," Thomas Covenant and Linden Avery reunite and discover their true power in each other before considering a magical sacrifice to stop the Worm of the World's End.
World made by hand - James Howard Kunstler
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/18/2008
ISBN-13: 9780871139788
ISBN-10: 0871139782
In the wake of a series of global catastrophes that have destroyed industrial civilization, the inhabitants of Union Grove, a small New York town, do anything they can to get by, as they struggle to deal with a new way of life over the course of an eventful summer, in a novel set several decades in the future. By the author of The Long Emergency.
Ladies' night - Mary Kay Andrews
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/04/2013
ISBN-13: 9781250019677
ISBN-10: 1250019672
Cut off from her palatial home and checking account after an act of post-divorce rage forces her to move in with her widowed mother and attend court-mandated group therapy, rising media star Grace Stanton bonds with three fellow patients who she helps plot respective pursuits of justice and closure. By the best-selling author of Spring Fever.
David and Goliath : underdogs, misfits, and the art of battling giants - Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher: Little Brown & Co
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/01/2013
ISBN-13: 9780316204361
ISBN-10: 0316204366
The best-selling author of Outliers uncovers the hidden rules that shape the balance between the weak and the mighty, the powerful and the dispossessed.
Fairest : in all the land - Bill Willingham, Chissie Zullo, Karl Kerschl, Renae De Liz, Fiona Meng, Mark Buckingham, Phil Noto, Meghan Hetrick, Russell Braun, Tony Akins and Gene Ha
Publisher: Dc Comics
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/26/2013
ISBN-13: 9781401239008
ISBN-10: 1401239005
Examines the pasts of such characters from the "Fables" series as Snow White, Rose Red, Briar Rose, Bigby Wolf, and Goldilocks.
Sense & sensibility - Joanna Trollope and Jane Austen
Publisher: HarperCollins
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/29/2013
ISBN-13: 9780062200464
ISBN-10: 0062200461
A modern retelling of the Jane Austen classic follows the Dashwood sisters - Elinor, Marianne and Margaret - as they, after the death of their father, must come to terms with the cruelties of life without the status of their country house, the protection of the family name or the comfort of an inheritance. 35,000 first printing.
Wake : a novel - Anna Hope
Publisher: Random House Inc
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/11/2014
ISBN-13: 9780812995138
ISBN-10: 0812995139
Three women confront the aftershocks of World War II and its impact on the men in their lives, including dance teacher Hettie, who pursues a dubious relationship; Pensions Exchange worker Evelyn, who mourns the changes in her brother; and Ada, who sees her missing son everywhere.
Our picnics in the sun : a novel - Morag Joss
Publisher: Random House Inc
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/26/2013
ISBN-13: 9780385342766
ISBN-10: 0385342764
Forced to take in lodgers after her shepherd husband suffers a stroke, Deborah endures the company of a complaining visitor who cannot pay his bill, a man whose presence forces their confrontation with past demons. By the Edgar Award-nominated author of The Night Following.
Keeping time : the photographs of Don Hunstein : the unseen archive of Columbia Records - Don Hunstein, Jon Pareles and Leo Sacks
Publisher: Pgw
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/05/2013
ISBN-13: 9781608872244
ISBN-10: 1608872246
Gathers photographs of noted American musicians, including singers, classical musicians, and jazz stars, taken over a forty-year period by the staff photographer at Columbia Records.
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