Stop by DC3 Library and check out some of these hot new titles hitting the shelves today:
Paper Towns by John Green Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life – dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge – he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues – and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew . . .
Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth Two years before Beatrice Prior made her choice, the sixteen-year-old son of Abnegation’s faction leader did the same. Tobias’ transfer to Dauntless is a chance to begin again. Here, he will not be called the name his parents gave him. Here, he will not let fear turn him into a cowering child.
Newly christened “Four,” he discovers during initiation that he will succeed in Dauntless. Initiation is only the beginning, though; Four must claim his place in the Dauntless hierarchy. His decisions will affect future initiates as well as uncover secrets that could threaten his own future – and the future of the entire faction system.
Two years later, Four is poised to take action, but the course is still unclear. The first new initiate who jumps into the net might change all that. With her, the way to righting their world might become clear. With her, it might become possible to be Tobias once again.
The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Career of Ed & Lorraine Warren If you think ghosts are only responsible for hauntings, think again. The Demonologist reveals the grave religious process behind supernatural events and how it can happen to you. Used as a text in seminaries and classrooms, this is one book you can’t put down. Illustrated with photos of phenomena in progress from the Warren’s private collection.
For over five decades Ed and Lorraine Warren have been known as the world’s most renowned paranormal investigators. Lorraine is a gifted clairvoyant, while Ed is the only non-ordained demonologist recognized by the Catholic Church. Together they have investigated thousands of hauntings in their career.
Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she’d never seen before, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital. She spent most of the next two years in the ward for teenage girls at a psychiatric hospital as renowned for its famous clientele – Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, James Taylor, and Ray Charles – as for its progressive methods of treating those who could afford its sanctuary.
Kaysen’s memoir encompasses horror and razor-edged perception while providing vivid portraits of her fellow patients and their keepers. It is a brilliant evocation of a “parallel universe” set within the kaleidoscopically shifting landscape of the late sixties. Girl, Interrupted is a clear-sighted, unflinching document that gives lasting and specific dimension to our definitions of sane and insane, mental illness and recovery.
The Mammoth Book of Zombie Comics edited by Dave Kendall You can’t keep a good (or bad) corpse down, and they rise up in spectacular form in this new collection. These days zombies are the rock and roll of horror monsters.
Presenting a mix of voodoo victims, creepy somnambulists, and flesh-eating deadheads, this collection brings you the best the graveyard can yield up.
Can You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? by Max Brallier Inside these pages lies unspeakable horror. Blood-spattering, brain impaling, flesh-devouring horror. You’ve probably read your fair share of zombie stories. But this time it’s different. No longer can you sit idle as a bunch of fools make all the wrong moves. All hell is about to break loose – and YOU have a say in humanity’s survival.
The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh In this beautiful and lucid guide, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercises as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness – beaing awake and fully aware. From washing the dishes to answeirng the phone to peeling and orange, he reminds us that each moment holds within it an opportunity to work toward greater self-understanding and peacefulness.
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris A recent transplant to Paris, humorist David Sedaris, bestselling author of “Naked”, presents a collection of his strongest work yet, including the title story about his hilarious attempt to learn French. A number one national bestseller.
Why Didn’t They Teach Me This in School? by Cary Siegel Why do high schools and colleges require students to take courses in English, math, and science, yet have absolutely no requirements for students to learn about personal money management? Why Didn’t They Teach Me This In School? 99 Personal Money Management Principles to Live By was initially developed by the author to pass on to his five children as they entered adulthood. As it developed, the author realized that personal money management skills were rarely taught in high schools, colleges, and even in MBA programs. Unfortunately, books on the subject tend to be complicated, lengthy reads.
The book includes eight important lessons focusing on 99 principles that will quickly and memorably enhance any individual’s money management acumen. Unlike many of the personal money management books out there, this book is a quick, easily digested read that focuses more on the qualitative side than the quantitative side of personal finance and money management. The principles are not from a textbook. Rather, they are practical principles learned by the author as he navigated through his financial life. Many are unorthodox in order to be memorable and provoke deeper thought by the reader.
Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can’t Ignore by Jay Sekulow They were the images no one wanted to see: Beheadings, crucifixions, mass executions, and a wave of anti-Christian abuse that’s been called the “worst religious persecution since the Holocaust.” This is the way the world met ISIS, the wealthiest and deadliest terrorists in history. Controlling vast sections of the Middle East and possessing some of the world’s most powerful weapons, ISIS has the means and will to carry out its violent threats.
While ISIS and Hamas unleash jihad in the Middle East and claim American lives, we are reminded that the stakes could not be higher. Simply put, America faces the greatest terrorist threat since 9/11.
Jay Sekulow and the ACLJ “Law of War Team” provide a clear understanding of the rise of ISIS, their objectives, and the unlawful strategy used by terrorists. They also warn that if left undefeated we will witness genocide of historic proportions. However, they also show, through firsthand stories of bravery and triumph, there is hope, even in the face of ongoing attacks.
Jay urges us to be informed, stay engaged, and actively pursue and destroy the enemy. He says now is not the time to grow weary in the face of evil. Now is not the time to retreat. We must target and defeat terrorists. Innocent lives are at stake, and immense evil is on the march. Let’s call our nation to action again.
Monsanto vs. The World: The Monsanto Protection Act, GMOs and Our Genetically Modified Future by Jason Louv Monsanto – one of the largest agriculture and biotech companies in the world – creates genetically engineered seeds and food, or GMOs. They’ve also brought us toxic chemicals like DDT, PCBs and even Agent Orange.
But what is Monsanto truly doing to our diet – and why do many consider their business practices deeply abusive? Are GMOs the solution to world hunger, or a shockingly dangerous threat to our health? And does Monsanto really, as some suggest, control much of the United States’ agriculture and food departments?
Meticulously researched, Monsanto vs. The World puts to rest the myths and shows the shocking reality, delving into the science of GMOs, the political machinations of Monsanto in Washington and around the world, and showing what you can do to keep GMOs off your plate for good.
A History of God by Karen Armstrong Why does God exist? How have the three dominant monotheistic religions – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – shaped and altered the conception of God? How have these religions influenced each other? In this stunningly intelligent book, Karen Armstrong, one of Britain’s foremost commentators on religious affairs, traces the history of how men and women have perceived and experienced God, from the time of Abraham to the present.
The epic story begins with the Jews’ gradual transformation of pagan idol worship in Babylon into true monotheism – a concept previously unknown in the world. Christianity and Islam both rose on the foundation of this revolutionary idea, but these religions refashioned “the One God” to suit the social and political needs of their followers. From classical philosophy and medieval mysticism to the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the modern age of skepticism, Karen Armstrong performs the near miracle of distilling the intellectual history of monotheism into one superbly readable volume, destined to take its place as a classic.
Death by Black Hole by Neil DeGrasse Tyson Viewers of FOX’s Cosmos have recognized Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s talent for guiding them through the mysteries of outer space with clarity and enthusiasm. Bringing toegether more than forty of Tyson’s favorite essays, Death by Black Hole explores a myriad of cosmic topics, from the movie industry’s feeble efforts to get its night skies right to what it would be like to be inside a black hole. America’s best-known astrophysicist, Tyson is a natural teacher who simplifies the complexities of astrophysics while sharing his infectious fascination for our universe.
The Woman Who Wasn’t There: The True Story of an Incredible Deception by Robin Gaby Fisher and Angelo J. Guglielmo, Jr. It was a tale of loss and recovery, of courage and sorrow, of horror and inspiration. Tania Head’s astonishing account of her experience on September 11, 2001 – from crawling through the carnage and chaos to escaping the seventy-eighth floor sky lobby of the burning south tower to losing her fiance in the collapsed north tower – transformed her into one of the great victims and heroes of that tragic day.
Tania selflessly took on the responsibility of giving a voice and a direction to the burgeoning World Trade Center Survivors’ Network, helping save the “Survivor’s Stairway” and leading tours at Ground Zero, including taking then-governer Pataki, Mayor Bloomberg, and former mayor Giuliani on the inaugural tour of the WTC site. She even used her own assets to fund charitable events to help survivors heal. But there was something very wrong with Tania’s story – a terrible secret that would break the hearts and challenge the faith fo all those she claimed to champion.
Told with the unique insider perspective and authority of Angelo J. Guglielmo, Jr., a filmmaker shooting a documentary on the efforts of the Survivors’ Network, and previously one of Tania’s closest friends, The Woman Who Wasn’t There is the story of one of the most audacious and bewildering quests for acclaim in recent memory – one that poses fascinating questions about the essence of morality and the human need for connection at any cost.
Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the Twentieth Century edited by Orson Scott Card In much of the science fiction of the past, the twenty-first century existed only in the writers’ imaginations. Now that it’s here, it’s time to take a look back at the last one hundred years in science fiction through the works of the most celebrated and acclaimed authors of the century – to see where we’ve been and just how far we’ve come.
Along with a critical essay by Orson Scott Card reassessing science fiction in the twentieth century, Masterpieces includes short fiction by writers who have forged a permanent place for science fiction in the popular culture of today . . . and tomorrow. It offers a glimpse of the greatest works that mixed science with fiction in trying to figure out humanity’s place in the universe. Featuring bold, brave, and breathtaking stories, this definitive collection will stand the test of time in both this century and those to come.
Other new titles include: All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner; Looking for Alaska by John Green; The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey; Fesive in Death by J.D. Robb; The Eye of Heaven by Clive Cussler; The Young Elitest by Marie Lu; Crave the Night by Lara Adrian; Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas; The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey; The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey; The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson; Junkyard Dogs by Craig Johnson; As The Crow Flies by Craig Johnson; Another Man’s Moccasins by Craig Johnson; Hell is Empty by Craig Johnson; A Serpent’s Tooth by Craig Johnson; Death Without Company by Craig Johnson; A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving; Dataclysm: Who We Are* by Christian Rudder; The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins; Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham; Rebbe by Joseph Telushkin; A Beginner’s Guide to Investing by Alex H. Fray; Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly; Exodus: How Migration is Changing Our World by Paul Collier; The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous, and Broke by Suze Orman; The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver; Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach; Frankenstein’s Cat by Emily Anthes; YOU: The Owner’s Manual by Michael F. Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.; Pathfinders Core Rulebook; Dungeons and Dragons Player’s Handbook; A Home on the Field by Paul Cuadros; Writing Better Lyrics by Pat Pattison, and many more.
As you can see, we’ve added a LOT of new materials. Drop in and see if any of them interest you! 🙂
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