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Browsing Books – what’s on the shelf and what’s coming

Posted by isulib on June 29, 2012

Be sure to check our Browsing shelves more often for new titles! We’ve changed the way we acquire books for Browsing [more on that later], so you might be surprised at how quickly we’re getting some of the new titles coming out. Check the online catalog for availability and call number. Cheryl Blevens, in charge of Browsing, provides this list to get you started:

>>ON THE SHELVES:

Robert Ludlum’s Bourne Imperative, by Eric Lustbader

Jason Bourne is reminded of his own past when he fishes a man out of a frozen lake who has been shot and has no memory of who he is or how he came to be in such a predicament. Rebekah, a Mossad agent, hasn’t forgotten who he is and will go to any lengths to find him. But, why?

SKY DRAGONS, by Anne McCaffrey

A group of young dragonriders stranded on an unexplored island are the last chance for Pern to rebuild its decimated dragon population and keep the world from being destroyed by Thread. Xhinna, female rider of the blue dragon, is the very first Weyrleader. But, can she earn the respect of those she’s meant to lead in order to get them to follow her? Dragonriders of Pern series.

Honest truth about dishonesty: how we lie to everyone—especially ourselves, by Dan Ariely.

While we like to think of ourselves as honest, the fact is, the world is full of cheaters and unethical behavior is endemic. Ariely examines the question of dishonesty to help us understand why cheating is so prevalent and what, if anything, we can do about it.

Bruce Springsteen and the promise of rock ‘n’ roll, by Bruce Springsteen.

This journey through Bruce Springsteen’s life traces the cultural, political, and personal forces that shaped him and the music he then presented to America. Lauded as one of the greatest rock ‘n’ rollers of all time, Springsteen wrote about war, class disparity, and prejudice, which listeners could relate to. Dolan also draws from little-known sources to make this an indispensable reference about the singer.

POWER OF HABIT: WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO IN LIFE AND BUSINESS, by Charles Duhigg.

We are all creatures of habit. Sometimes those habits are good– sometimes they’re not. It is possible to change or improve those habits. Duhigg says it’s as easy as grabbing hold of the three-step ‘loop’ all habits form in our brains–cue, routine, reward. Understanding this loop is the key to transforming your life and Duhigg explains how.

 

>>NEW GRAPHIC NOVELS ON THE SHELVES:

DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER: THE WAY STATION, by Stephen King.

Roland’s pursuit of the elusive Man in Black across the endless Mohaine desert becomes even more treacherous when he is attacked by a pack of desert dogs and vampiric dust devils when he is at his weakest! It’s a new chapter in the life of the last gunslinger of Gilead as he struggles to remain alive and achieve his destiny! Graphic Novel,

RADIOACTIVE MAN, VOL. 1: Radioactive depository, by Matt Groening.

Never fear humans! There’s a new superhero on the job to fight evil wherever it may be found. He’s Bart Simpson’s own favorite comic hero, Radioactive Man, aka Claude Kane III. With the help of his sidekick, Fallout Boy, Radioactive Man is back to continue to make Zenith City safe from the likes of Dr. Crab, Magmo the Lava Man, Hypno-Head, Larva Girl, Larceny Lass, and Richard Millhouse Nixon.

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT, JIM APARO, VOLUME 1

Aparo portrayed Batman as a detective who operated in shadow, yet captured the action and thrills of the Caped Crusader. These stories feature appearances by numerous DC heroes (and villains) including Robin, Green Arrow, Black Canary, The Teen Titans, Deadman, Wonder Woman, The Demon, The Joker, Aquaman, The Atom and many others.

100 BULLETS, Book 1, by Brian Azzarello.

The first hardcover collection of the best-selling graphic novels series ‘100 Bullets’ from the multiple Eisner Award-winning team of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Eduardo Risso. This dark and intriguing Eisner Award-winning series features a mysterious agent named Graves who approaches ordinary citizens and gives them an opportunity to exact revenge on a person who has wronged them.

SUPERMAN: THE HIGH-FLYING HISTORY OF AMERICA’S MOST ENDURING HERO, by Larry Tye.

Even at 75, Superman remains America’s most adored and enduring hero. This first full-fledged history of the Man of Steel illustrates how Superman tapped into the American psyche to reveal something about him–and us. Larry Tye explains how Superman helped America wage war against Adolf Hitler, the Ku Klux Klan, and other threats that scared us most while telling the super hero’s story.

>>NEW TITLES ON ORDER:

LAST TO DIE: A RIZZOLI & ISLES NOVEL, by Tess Gerritsen (August, 2012)

While visiting Julian ‘Rat’ Perkins at Evensong, Maura is startled to learn that all the students are survivors of violence. All of them are being taught science and investigative skills needed for a career in crime fighting. Meanwhile, in Boston, Detective Jane Rizzoli is investigating the murder of Teddy Clock’s foster family which only Teddy survived. To protect Teddy, he’s sent to Evensong. But, is he really safe there?

I WANT YOU TO SHUT THE F#CK UP: HOW THE AUDACITY OF DOPES IS RUINING AMERICA, BY D. L. Hughley.  (August, 2012)

Hughley compares our messed up society to an addict who’s in denial thinking things are fine when they’re actually getting worse. He says we’ve become a nation of fat sissies playing Chicken Little, but in reverse. He hopes that this book will be a slap to the political senses as he discusses how bullies are good; how not very Christ-like this Christian nation is; and more.

DELUSION IN DEATH, by J. D. Robb  (September, 2012)

The bar was inhabited by business professionals who came to have a few drinks and laughs with friends after a day in the rat race. But, then inexplicably there was 12 minutes of violence, resulting in the deaths of eight people. It was up to Lt. Eve Dallas to determine what happened. With witnesses talking about seeing monsters, she had her work cut out for her.

500 DAYS: SECRETS AND LIES IN THE TERROR WARS by Kurt Eichenwald (September, 2012)

Recounting the first 500 days after 9/11, Eichenwald reveals the decisions, deceptions, and delusions of the 18 months that changed the world forever, as leaders from the Oval Office in the United States, to Number 10 Downing Street in England, and others around the world raced to protect their citizens. He reveals never-before-reported details about warrantless wiretapping, the anthrax attacks, and investigations and conflicts among Washington, D.C. and London.

FATHER FIRST: HOW MY LIFE BECAME BIGGER THAN BASKETBALL, by Dwayne Wade. (September, 2012)

Young Dwyane Wade was sent to live with his father–an experience that taught him what it meant to count on someone unconditionally, to butt heads, and to become a man. Dwyane learned responsibility and knows what it takes to be a successful champion on and off the court. But his biggest triumph came when he earned sole custody of his two sons.

CASUAL VACANCY, by J. K. Rowling. (September, 2012)

On the surface Pagford seems like a quiet little English village. But the truth is, it’s a town where the rich are at war with the poor, wives are at war with their husbands, and teachers are at war with their pupils. An empty seat on the town council is the catalyst for the biggest conflict of all.

DOG NAMED BOO: HOW ONE DOG AND ONE WOMAN RESCUED EACH OTHER – AND THE LIVES THEY TRANSFORMED ALONG THE WAY, by Lisa J. Edwards (September, 2012)

The last thing Edwards needed was a new dog. But she saw a bit of herself in the runt of an abandoned litter of puppies who walked into walls and couldn’t steady his feet. Lisa, healing from past abuse and battling lupus, snuggled the helpless pup against her and knew that he was meant to be hers. This true story tells how Edwards and the dog rescued each other.

 

 

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