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02/27/2015 - 5:38pm

Among thieves: a novel Cover
John Clarkson
Peter Berkrot, narrator
Olivia Sanchez worked her way up the ranks of a brokerage firm only to be unjustly fired and blackballed. She turns to her cousin, Manny, ex-con and ex-gang leader, for help. Manny's first instinct is to hit back. But his partner, Beck offers to look into what happened to Olivia, and fix it. Beck and his men end up going to war against a formidable list of enemies. With many foes coming at them, they are going to have to survive impossible odds, avoid prison, and steal $116 million dollars.
FIC Cla
Feb 10, 2015
Death of a liar: a Hamish Macbeth mystery Cover
M. C. Beaton
Graeme Malcolm, narrator
Sergeant Hamish Macbeth is alarmed to receive a report from a woman in the small village of Cronish in the Scottish Highlands. She has been brutally attacked and the criminal is on the loose. But upon further investigation, Hamish discovers that she was lying about the crime. So when the same woman calls him back about an intruder, he simply marvels at her compulsion to lie. This time, though, she is telling the truth. Her body is found in her home and Hamish must sort through all of her lies to solve the crime.
FIC Bea
Feb 3, 2015
Funny girl: a novel Cover
Nick Hornby
Emma Fielding, narrator
Set in 1960's London, this is a lively account of the adventures of the intrepid young Sophie Straw as she navigates her transformation from provincial ingenue to television starlet amid a constellation of delightful characters.
FIC Hor
Feb 3, 2015
Holy cow Cover
David Duchovny
Elsie Bovary is a cow, and a pretty happy one at that-her long, lazy days are spent eating, napping, and chatting with her best friend, Mallory. One night, Elsie and Mallory sneak out of their pasture; but while Mallory is interested in flirting with the neighboring bulls, Elsie finds herself drawn to the farmhouse.
FIC Duc
Feb 3, 2015
In paradise Cover
Peter Matthiessen
Mark Bramhall, narrator
In the late autumn of 1996, more than a hundred people gather at the site of a former death camp. Throughout that week, they offer prayer and witness at the crematoria and meditate in all weathers on the selection platform. They eat and sleep in the sparse quarters of the Nazi officers who, half a century before, sent more than million Jews to their deaths in this single camp. These people are joined by Clements Olin, an American academic of Polish descent, there to complete his research on the strange suicide of a survivor, even as he questions what a non-Jew with no connection to its history can contribute to the understanding of so monstrous a catastrophe. As the days pass, tensions both political and personal surface among the participants, stripping away any easy pretense to resolution or healing. Caught in the grip of emotions and impulses of bewildering intensity, Olin is forced to abandon his observer's role and to bear witness, not only to his family's ambiguous history but to his own as well.
FIC Mat
Feb 2, 2015
Lost & found Cover
Brooke Davis
Nigel Carrington, narrator
Helen Walsh, narrator
Nicolette McKenzie, narrator
Millie is seven years old and was abandoned by her mother. Agatha is eighty-two and has not left her house since she was widowed seven years ago. Karl, eighty-seven, is widowed and has been committed to a nursing home. In a moment of clarity and joy, he escapes. Brought together, the three embark upon a road trip to find Millie's mother. Together they discover that old age is not the same as death, that the young can be wise, and that feeling sad once in a while might be the key to happiness.
FIC Dav
Feb 10, 2015
Mr. Bones: twenty stories Cover
Paul Theroux
Garrick Hagon, narrator
Tim Flavin, narrator
Jennifer Woodward, narrator
Vince Pirillo, narrator
A family watches in horror as their patriarch transforms into the singing, wise-cracking lead of an old-timey minstrel show. A renowned art collector publicly destroys his most valuable pieces. Two boys stand by helplessly as their father stages a war on the raccoons living in the woods around their house. In a collection of short stories, the author explores the leadership of the elite and the revenge of the overlooked. He shows humanity possessed, consumed by its own desire and compulsion.
FIC The
Feb 2, 2015
Redeployment Cover
Phil Klay
Craig Klein
Phil Klay's Redeployment takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned. Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival, the characters in these stories struggle to make meaning out of chaos. In "Redeployment", a soldier who has had to shoot dogs because they were eating human corpses must learn what it is like to return to domestic life in suburbia, surrounded by people "who have no idea where Fallujah is, where three members of your platoon died." In "After Action Report", a Lance Corporal seeks expiation for a killing he didn't commit, in order that his best friend will be unburdened. A Morturary Affairs Marine tells about his experiences collecting remains-of U.S. and Iraqi soldiers both. A chaplain sees his understanding of Christianity, and his ability to provide solace through religion, tested by the actions of a ferocious Colonel. And in the darkly comic "Money as a Weapons System", a young Foreign Service Officer is given the absurd task of helping Iraqis improve their lives by teaching them to play baseball. These stories reveal the intricate combination of monotony, bureaucracy, comradeship and violence that make up a soldier's daily life at war, and the isolation, remorse, and despair that can accompany a soldier's homecoming. Redeployment is poised to become a classic in the tradition of war writing. Across nations and continents, Klay sets in devastating relief the two worlds a soldier inhabits: one of extremes and one of loss. Written with a hard-eyed realism and stunning emotional depth, this work marks Phil Klay as one of the most talented new voices of his generation.
FIC Kla
Feb 25, 2015
Station Eleven: a novel Cover
Emily St. John Mandel
Kirsten Potter
One snowy night Arthur Leander, a famous actor, has a heart attack onstage during a production. Jeevan Chaudhary, is in the audience and leaps to his aid. A child actress named Kirsten Raymonde watches in horror as Jeevan performs CPR, pumping Arthur's chest as the curtain drops, but Arthur is dead. That same night, as Jeevan walks home from the theater, a terrible flu begins to spread. Hospitals are flooded and Jeevan and his brother barricade themselves inside as life disintegrates outside.
FIC Man
Feb 2, 2015
Strangers Cover
Bill Pronzini
Nick Sullivan, narrator
Cody Hatcher is the kind of teenager you don't want your kids hanging out with. That's the book on him, and it's why the citizens of Mineral Springs have no problem at all believing that he's guilty of three rapes. His mother, Cheryl, an old lover of Nameless, is being harassed by vindictive townspeople. It's against such odds that Nameless must work to prove Cody innocent. There are few to help him and plenty to get in his way. It's a classic situation for an iconic private investigator.
FIC Pro
Feb 10, 2015
The look of love: a novel Cover
Sarah Jio
Julia Whelan, narrator
Cassandra Campbell, narrator
Born during a Christmas blizzard, Jane Williams receives a rare gift: the ability to see true love. Jane has emerged from an ailing childhood a lonely, hopeless romantic when, on her twenty-ninth birthday, a mysterious greeting card arrives, specifying that Jane must identify the six types of love before the full moon following her thirtieth birthday, or face grave consequences. When Jane falls for a science writer who doesn't believe in love, she fears that her fate is sealed.
FIC Jio
Feb 2, 2015
The Stephen King Collection: stories from Night shift Cover
Stephen King
John Glover, narrator
A collection of three bone-chilling dramatic audio productions (total of 16 unabridged classic stories) from Stephen King's Night Shift.
FIC Kin
Feb 2, 2015
Trigger warning: short fictions and disturbances Cover
Neil Gaiman
A rich cornucopia of horror and ghosts stories, science fiction and fairy tales, fabulism and poetry that explore the realm of experience and emotion.
FIC Gai
Feb 3, 2015
How we got to now: six innovations that made the modern world Cover
Steven Johnson
George Newbern, narrator
303.483 Joh
Feb 10, 2015
The art of stillness: adventures in going nowhere Cover
Pico Iyer
The Art of Stillness considers the unexpected adventure of staying put and reveals a counter-intuitive truth: The more ways people have to connect, the more they seem desperate to unplug. There is even a growing trend toward observing an 'Internet sabbath' every week, turning off online connections from Friday night to Monday morning and reviving those ancient customs known as family meals and conversation.
302.231 Iye
Feb 10, 2015
If I have to tell you one more time . . : the revolutionary program that gets your kids to listen without nagging, reminding, or yelling Cover
Amy McCready
Coleen Marlo, narrator
Amy McCready presents a nag-and-scream-free program for compassionately yet effectively correcting your children's bad behavior.
649.64 McC
Feb 27, 2015
The way of the SEAL: think like an elite warrior to lead and succeed Cover
Mark Divine
Allyson Edelhertz Machate
John Pruden, narrator
Ex-Navy Commander Mark Divine reveals exercises, meditations, and focusing techniques to train the mind for mental toughness, emotional resilience, and uncanny intuition.
650.1 Div
Feb 2, 2015
People we meet: unforgettable conversations Cover
David Greene
Scott Simon
Susan Stamberg
Rachel Martin
National Public Radio (U.S.)
Nationally known NPR on-air personalities share the lasting impressions made during interviews with a wide variety of exceptional individuals. Each story is introduced by the NPR host and offers a candid account of how the encounter was particularly meaningful to them. These are thought-provoking and emotionally resonant interviews with both the famous and the nearly anonymous; real people who reveal themselves over the course of a conversation in delightful, moving, and surprising ways.
791.446 Peo
Feb 25, 2015
What makes Olga run?: the mystery of the 90-something track star and what she can teach us about living longer, happier lives Cover
Bruce Grierson
Sean Pratt, narrator
Olga Kotelko is not the average 94-year-old. She holds over 23 world records in track and field, seventeen in her current 90 to 95 category. Convinced that she could help unlock the mysteries of aging, Grierson set out to uncover what is driving Olga. What emerges is a look at the extent to which health and longevity are determined by DNA, and the extent to which that inheritance can be shaped. It examines the factors that forge the course of any life, especially during the golden years.
796.42 Gri
Feb 10, 2015
Liar, temptress, soldier, spy: four women undercover in the Civil War Cover
Karen Abbott
Karen White, narrator
Karen Abbott illuminates one of the most fascinating yet little known aspects of the Civil War: the stories of four courageous women--a socialite, a farm girl, an abolitionist, and a widow--who were spies. After shooting a Union soldier in her front hall with a pocket pistol, Belle Boyd became a courier and spy for the Confederate army, using her charms to seduce men on both sides. Emma Edmonds cut off her hair and assumed the identity of a man to enlist as a Union private, witnessing the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. The beautiful widow, Rose O'Neale Greenhow, engaged in affairs with powerful Northern politicians to gather intelligence for the Confederacy, and used her young daughter to send information to Southern generals. Elizabeth Van Lew, a wealthy Richmond abolitionist, hid behind her proper Southern manners as she orchestrated a far-reaching espionage ring, right under the noses of suspicious rebel detectives. Using a wealth of primary source material and interviews with the spies' descendants, Abbott seamlessly weaves the adventures of these four heroines throughout the tumultuous years of the war.
973.785 Abb
Feb 2, 2015
Lincoln and the power of the press: the war for public opinion Cover
Harold Holzer
Kevin Foley, narrator
As Lincoln started out in politics he wrote editorials and letters, and spoke to the public directly through the press. When war broke out, Lincoln authorized the most widespread censorship in the nation's history, closing down papers that were 'disloyal' and jailing editors who opposed him. Holzer shows an activist Lincoln through journalists who covered him; politicized newspaper editors battling for power; and a president using the press to speak directly to the people and shape the nation.
973.71 Hol
Feb 2, 2015
Believer Cover
David Axelrod
The great strategist who masterminded Obama's historic election campaigns opens up about his years as a young journalist, political consultant, and ultimately senior adviser to the president. The man behind some of the greatest political changes of the last decade, David Axelrod has devoted a lifetime to questioning political certainties and daring to bring fresh thinking into the political landscape.
B Axe
Feb 10, 2015
Enduring courage : ace pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the dawn of the age of speed Cover
John F Ross
Edward Herrmann, narrator
Documents the story of the early twentieth-century racecar driver and flying ace, covering such topics as his father's death, the physical challenges that impeded his ambitions, his Medal of Honor decoration, and his postwar experiences.
B Ric
Feb 2, 2015
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John Clarkson
Peter Berkrot, narrator
FIC Cla
Neil Gaiman
FIC Gai
M. C. Beaton
Graeme Malcolm, narrator
FIC Bea
Steven Johnson
George Newbern, narrator
303.483 Joh
Nick Hornby
Emma Fielding, narrator
FIC Hor
Pico Iyer
302.231 Iye
David Duchovny
FIC Duc
Amy McCready
Coleen Marlo, narrator
649.64 McC
Peter Matthiessen
Mark Bramhall, narrator
FIC Mat
Mark Divine
Allyson Edelhertz Machate
John Pruden, narrator
650.1 Div
Brooke Davis
Nigel Carrington, narrator
Helen Walsh, narrator
Nicolette McKenzie, narrator
FIC Dav
David Greene
Scott Simon
Susan Stamberg
Rachel Martin
National Public Radio (U.S.)
791.446 Peo
Paul Theroux
Garrick Hagon, narrator
Tim Flavin, narrator
Jennifer Woodward, narrator
Vince Pirillo, narrator
FIC The
Bruce Grierson
Sean Pratt, narrator
796.42 Gri
Phil Klay
Craig Klein
FIC Kla
Karen Abbott
Karen White, narrator
973.785 Abb
Emily St. John Mandel
Kirsten Potter
FIC Man
Harold Holzer
Kevin Foley, narrator
973.71 Hol
Bill Pronzini
Nick Sullivan, narrator
FIC Pro
David Axelrod
B Axe
Sarah Jio
Julia Whelan, narrator
Cassandra Campbell, narrator
FIC Jio
John F Ross
Edward Herrmann, narrator
B Ric
Stephen King
John Glover, narrator
FIC Kin