Good Thursday afternoon, everyone! While you’re gearing up for the weekend, why not wind down with a good book? We’ve got plenty! Several new titles are coming out, today, along with a couple of DVD’s. You’ll find these items on display, ready and waiting for you to come and snatch them up! While you’re here, be sure to check out our National Poetry Month display and don’t miss our quote of the day!
Without further ado, here they are:
Flawed by Cecelia Ahern Celestine North lives a perfect life. She’s a model daughter and sister, she’s well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she’s dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan.
But then Celestine encounters a situation in which she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule and now faces life-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found FLAWED.
In her breathtaking young adult debut, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society in which perfection is paramount and flaws lead to punishment. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything.
Eighth Grave After Dark by Darynda Jones Charley Davidson has enough going on without having to worry about twelve hellhounds hot on her trail. She is, after all, incredibly pregnant and feeling like she could pop at any moment. But just her luck, twelve deadly bests from hell have chosen this time to escape onto our plane, and they’ve made Charley their trarget. And so she takes refuge at the only place she thinks they can’t get to her: the grounds of an abandoned convent. Of course, if hellhounds aren’t enough, Charley also has a new case to hold her attention: the decades-old murder of a newly-vowed nun she keeps seeing in the shadows of the convent. Add to that the still-unsolved murder of her father, the strange behavior of her husband, and Charley’s tendency to attract the, shall we say, undead, and she has her hands full . . . but also tied.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life – steady boyfriend, close family – who has barely been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair-bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life – big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel – and he is not interested in exploring a new one.
Will is acerbic, moody, bossy – but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, Lou sets out to show him that life is still worth living.
Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common – a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?
After You by Jojo Moyes Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she can’t help but feel she’s right back where she started.
Her body heals, but Lou knows that she needs to be kick-started back to life. Which is how she ends up in a church basement with the members of the Moving On support group, who share insights, laughter, frustration, and terrible cookies. They will also lead her to the strong, capable Sam Fielding – the paramedic whose business is life and death,a nd the one man who might be able to understand her. Then a figure from Will’s past appears and hijacks all her plans, propelling her into a very different future.
For Lou Clark, life after Will Traynor means learning to fall in love again, with all the risks that brings. But here Jojo Moyes gives us two families, as real as our own, whose joys and sorrows will touch you deeply, and for whom both changes and surprises await.
After You is quintessential Jojo Moyes – a novel that will make you laugh, cry, and rejoice at being back in the world she creates. Here she does what few novelists can do – revisits beloved characters and takes them to places neither they nor we ever expected.
Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes Mytica’s future hangs in the balance as royals, rebels, and monsters across two kingdoms engage in a deadly race for magic and power.
Betrayed by Melenia and unloved by his people, King Gaius flees Mytica for Kraeshia, where he hopes to make an alliance with the famously cruel and powerful emperor across the Silver Sea. An unliekly alliance with Amara, the sly and seductive princess of Kraeshia, brings the King of Blood closer than ever to his goal of all-consuming power. But little does he know that Amara harbors a magical secret and a ruthless plan of her own.
In the traumatic wake of Alexius’s grisly death, Princess Lucia discovers a brand-new powr that makes her stronger – and more deadly – than ever. The sorceress now roams the kingdoms with the newly awoken fire god, the two of them seeking vengeance of very different kinds.
Prince Magnus takes his father’s place on the Limerian throne, forcing Princess Cleo to question the strength of the bond it took them so long to from. Suspicion and distrust brew anew between this star-crossed pair when rebel leader Jonas arrives from the south bringing dangerous news and a mysterious new friend.
Enemies loom and heroes fail at every turn. But when Mytican shores are breached by the most shocking invaders of all, only one warrior can emerge victorious.
The Shadow Throne by Jennifer A. Nielsen War has come to Carthya. It knocks at every door and window in the land. And when Jaron learns that King Vargan of Avenia has kidnapped Imogen in a plot to bring Carthya to its knees, Jaron knows it is up to him to embark on a daring rescue mission. But everything that can go wrong does.
His friends are flung far and wide across Carthya and its neighboring lands. In a last-ditch effort to stave off what looks to be a devastating loss for the kingdom, Jaron undertakes what may be his last journey to save everything and everyone he loves. But even with his lightening-quick wit, Jaron cannot forestall the terrible danger that descends on him and his country. Along the way, will he lose what matters most? And in the end, who will sit on Carthya’s throne?
Rousing and affecting, Jaron’s adventures have thrilled and moved readers in The False Prince and The Runaway King. Journey once again with the Ascendant King of Carthya, as New York Times bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen brings his story to a stunning conclusion with The Shadow Throne.
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys Each one born of a different homeland; each one hunted, and haunted, by tragedy, lies . . . and war.
As thousands of despearte refugees flock to the coast in the midst of a Soviet advance, four paths converge, vying for passage aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff, a ship that promises safety and freedom.
Yet not all promises can be kept.
Inspired by the single greatest tragedy in maritime history, bestselling and award-winning author Ruta Sepetys (Between Shades of Gray) lifts the veil on a shockingly little-known casualty of World War II. An illuminating and life-affirming tale of heart and hope.
My Name is Mahtob by Mahtob Mahmoody Two decades ago, millions of readers worldwide thrilled to the story told in the international bestseller Not Without My Daughter – subsequently made into a film starring Sally Field – that told of an American mother and her six-year-old child’s daring escape from an abusive and tyrannical Iranian husband and father. Now the daughter returns to tell the whole story, not only of that imprisonment and escape but of life after leaving Tehran: living in fear of re-abduction, enduring recurring nightmares and panic attacks, attending school under a false name, battling life-threatening illness – all under the menacing shadow of her father.
This is the story of an extraordinary young woman’s triumph over life-crushing trauma to build a life of peace and forgiveness. Taking readers from Michigan to Iran and from Ankara, Turkey, to Paris, France, My Name is Mahtob portrays the resilience of a wounded soul healed by faith in God’s goodness and in his care and love. And Mahmoody reveals the secret of how she liberated herself from a life of fear, learning to forgive the father who had shattered her life, and discovering the joy and peace that comes from doing so.
A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps by Barbara Rylko-Bauer Known as Jadzia (Yah’-jah), Jadwiga Lenartowicz Rylko was a young Polish Catholic physician in Lódz at the start of World War II. Suspected of resistance activities, she was arrested in January 1944 . For the next fifteen months, she endured three Nazi concentration camps and a forty-two-day death march, spending part of this time working as a prisoner-doctor to Jewish slave laborers. In A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps, Jadzia’s daughter, anthropologist Barbara Rylko-Bauer, travels back in time through both conversations with her mother and historical research to recount Jadzia’s wartime experiences and her life as a refugee doctor in postwar Germany and later as an immigrant to the United States.
Latino American Folktales (Stories from the American Mosaic), Edited by Thomas A. Green Designed especially for students and general readers, each volume in this series collects and comments on folktales from a particular American ethnic tradition. The tales are grouped in thematic chapters, and each tale is introduced by a brief explanatory headnote. Each book closes with a selected bibliography. This series supports the social studies curriculum by helping students learn about American ethnic cultures, and it supports the language arts curriculum by helping students learn about multicultural American oral traditions.
Washita Memories by Richard G. Hardoff The Battle of the Washita is one of the most tragic – and disturbing – events in American history.
On November 27, 1868, the U.S. Calvary under Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer attacked a peaceful Southern Cheyenne village along the Washita River in present-day western Oklahoma. This U.S. victory signaled the end of the Cheyenne’s traditional way of life and resulted in the death of Black Kettle, their most prominent peace chief.
In this documentary history, Richard G. Hardorff presents a broad range of views of the Washita battle. Eyewitnesses to the destruction of the Southern Cheyenne village included soldiers, officers, tribal members, Indian and white scouts, and government officials. Many of these witnesses recorded their memories of the vent. With Washita Memories, Hardorff has collected the surviving documents into a one-of-a-kind primary resource.
Hardorff’s extensive research turned up firsthand accounts and oral histories of this clash of cultures on the southern plains, including oral narratives that had been handed down through Cheyenne families until they were finally recorded or transcribed. Written records consist of journal or diary entries, letters, personal accounts, newspaper columns, and official government documents. Each document is reproduced in full with an introduction and extensive annotation and a general introduction places the campaign and its aftermath in historical context. Hardorff also provides fourteen detailed maps of the battle site and campaign routes.
This collection of writings and maps will allow readers to more fully reconstruct and interpret the Battle of the Washita. As he uncovers the facts of the event, Hardorff also develops the personalities of key players Custer and Black Kettle. Enhancing and complementing other narrative histories of the battle, Washita Memories is also a major contribution to the history of U.S.-Indian conflicts during the nineteenth century.
Left of Boom by Douglas Laux and Ralph Pezzullo On September 11, 2001, Douglas Laux was a freshman in college, on the path to becoming a doctor. But with the fall of the Twin Towers came a turning point in his life. After graduating he joined the Central Intelligence Agency, determined to get himself to Afghanistan and into the center of the action. Through persistence and hard work, he was fast-tracked to a clandestine operations position overseas. Dropped into a remote region of Afghanistan, he received his baptism by fire. Frustrated by bureaucratic red tape, a widespread lack of knowledge of the local customs and culture, and an attitude of complacency that hindered his ability to combat the local Taliban, Doug confounded his peers by dressing like a native and mastering the local dialect, making contact, and building sources within the deadly terrorist network. His new approach resulted in unprecedented successes, including the uncovering of an IED network responsible for killing hundreds of U.S. soldiers. Meanwhile, Doug had to keep up false pretenses with his family, girlfriend, and friends 0 nobody could know what he did for a living – and deal with the emotional turbulence of constantly living a lie. His double life was building to an explosive resolution, with repercussions that would have far-reaching consequences.
The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington We are in the midst of a sleep-deprivation crisis, and this has profound consequences – on our health, our job performance, our relationships and our happiness. In her new book, Arianna Huffington, the cofounder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post, boldly asserts that what is needed is nothing short of a sleep revolution. Only by renewing our relationship with sleep can we take back control of our lives.
In her bestseller Thrive, Arianna wrote about our need to redefine success through well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving. Her discussion of the importance of sleep as a gateway to this more fulfilling way of living struck such a powerful chord that she realized the mystery and transformative power of sleep called for a fuller investigation.
The result is a sweeping, scientifically rigorous, and deeply personal exploration of sleep from all angels, from the history of sleep to the role of dreams in our lives and the consequences of sleep deprivation. She delves into the new golden age of sleep science that reveals the vital role sleep plays in our every waking moment and every aspect of our health – from weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease to cancer and Alzheimer’s.
In The Sleep Revolution, Arianna shows how our cultural dismissal of sleep as time wasted not only compromises our health and our decision making but also undermines our work lives, our personal lives, and even our sex lives. SHe explores the latest science on what exactly is going on while we sleep and dream. SHe takes on the dangerous sleeping-pill industry and confronts all the ways our addiction to technology disrupts our sleep. She also offers a range of recommendations and tips from leading scientists on how we can achieve better and more restorative sleep, and harness its incredible power.
In today’s fast-paced, always-connected, perpetually harried, and sleep-deprived world, our need for a good night’s sleep is more important – and elusive – than ever. The Sleep Revolution both sounds the alarm on our worldwide sleep crisis and provides a detailed road map to the great sleep awakening that can help transform our lives, our communities, and our world.
Tesla by W. Bernard Carlson Nikola Tesla was a major contributor to the electrical revolution that transformed daily life at the turn of the twentieth century. His inventions, patents, and theoretical work formed the basis of modern AC electricity, and contributed to the development of radio and television. An astute self-promoter and gifted showman, he cultivated a public image of the eccentric genius. In this groundbreaking book, W. Bernard Carlson demystifies the legendary inventor, placing him within the cultural and technological context of his time, and focusing on his inventions themselves as well as the creation and maintenance of his celebrity. This major biography sheds new light on Tesla’s visionary approach to invention and the business strategies behind his most important technological breakthroughs.
Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt During World War II, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate jet velocities and plot missile trajectories, they recruited an elite group of young women – known as human computers – who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design and helped bring about America’s first ballistic missiles.
But they were never interested in developing weapons – their hearts lay in the dream of space exploration. So when JPL became part of a new agency called NASA, the computers worked on the first probes to the moon, Venus, Mars, and beyond. Later, as digital computers largely replaced human ones, JPL was unique in training and retaining its brilliant pool of women. They became the first computer programmers and engineers, and through their efforts, we launched the ships that showed us the contours of our solar system.
For the first time, Rise of the Rocket Girls tells the stories of these women who charted a course not only for the future of space exploration but also for the prospects of female scientists. Based on extensive research and interviews with the living members of the team, Rise of the Rocket Girls offers a unique perspective on the role of women in science, illuminating both where we’ve been and the far reaches of space to which we’re heading.
The Wrong Stuff by Truman Smith Between April and July 1944, Truman J. Smith flew thirty-five bombing missions over France and Germany. He was only twenty years old. Written with blunt honesty, wry humor, and insight, The Wrong Stuff is Smith’s gripping memoir of that harrowing time. In a new preface, the author comments with equal honesty and humor on the impact this book has had on his life.
Washita by Jerome A. Greene On November 27, 1868, the U.S. Seventh Cavalry under Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer attacked a Southern Cheyenne village along the Washita River in present-day western Oklahoma. The subsequent U.S. victory signaled the end of the Cheyennes’ traditional way of life and resulted in the death of Black Kettle, their most prominent peace chief. Long considered a watershed event, the Washita received formal national recognition in 1996 when the site became a unit of the National Park System.
In this remarkably balanced history, Jerome A. Greene describes the causes, conduct,a nd consequences of the event even as he addresses the multiple controversies surrounding the conflict, including questions of whether the engagement was a battle or a massacre and whether Custer purposely abandoned his men during the fighting. As Greene explains, the engagement brought both praise and condemnation of Custer and carried long-range implications for his stunning defeat at the Battle of Little Bighorn eight years later.
Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick, Illustrated by Sophie Blackall Before Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie.
In 1914, Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian on his way to tend horses in World War I, followed his heart and rescued a baby bear. He named her Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg, and he took the bear to war.
Harry Colebourn’s real-life great-granddaughter tells the true story of a remarkable friendship and an even more remarkable journey – from the fields of Canada to a convoy across the ocean to an army base in England . . .
And finally to the London Zoo, where Winnie made another new friend: a real boy named Christopher Robin.
Here is the remarkable true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Peña, Illustrated by Christian Robinson On Sundays, CJ and his nana ride the bus across town to their stop on Market Street. But today, CJ’s not happy about it. TOday, he’s wondering out loud why they have to wait in the rain and why they don’t have a car like his other friends. But it’s nana who opens young CJ’s eyes and shows him the real beauty in the world around them – the spirit of the bustling city, the music in everyday life, and the magic of their often overlooked neighbors.
From award-winning talents Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson comes a brilliant celebration of the love between a grandmother and her grandson.
Between Parent and Child by Dr. Haim G. Ginott Over the past thirty-five years, Between Parent and Child has helped millions of parents around the world strengthen their relationships with their children. Written by renowned psychologist Dr. Haim Ginott, this revolutionary book offered a a straightforward prescription for empathetic yet disciplined child rearing and introduced new communication techniques that would change the way parents spoke with, and listened to, their children. Dr. Ginott’s innovative approach to parenting has influenced an entire generation of experts in the field, and now his methods can work for you, too.
In this revised edition, Dr. Alice Ginott, clinical psychologist and wife of the late Haim Ginott, and family relationship specialist Dr. H. Wallace Goddard usher this bestselling classic into the new century while retaining the book’s positive message and Haim Ginott’s warm, accessible voice. Based on the theory that parenting is a skill that can be learned, this indispensable handbook will show you how to:
- Discipline without threats, bribes, sarcasm, and punishment
- Criticize without demeaning, praise without judging, and express anger without hurting
- Acknowledge rather than argue with children’s feelings, perceptions, and opinions
- Respond so that children will learn to trust and develop self-confidence
*Other new book titles include: My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla; DSM-5 Made Easy by James Morrison; About Behaviorism by B.F. Skinner; Practical Action Research, Second Edition, edited by Richard A. Schmuck; On Becoming an Effective Teacher by Carl R. Rogers, Harold C. Lyon, Jr., and Reinhard Tausch; Assertive Discipline: Positive Behavior Management for Today’s Classroom by Lee Canter; and Pharmacology Updates, edited by Jennifer Wilbeck.
Schindler’s List 20th Anniversary Limited Edition
The 100: The Complete Second Season
That’s all for now. We’ll see you soon! 🙂