Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression by John F. Kasson

What distinguished Shirley Temple from every other Hollywood star of the period and everyone since - was how brilliantly she shone. Amid the deprivation and despair of the Great Depression, Shirley Temple radiated optimism and plucky good cheer that lifted the spirits of millions and shaped their collective character for generations to come. ...Shirley Temple personified the hopes and dreams of Americans. from the cover
Find in new books: 791.43 KASSO

Monday, April 14, 2014

Murder at the Breakers by Alyssa Maxwell

Newport, Rhode Island, August 1895: She may be a less well-heeled relation, but as second cousin to millionaire patriarch Cornelius Vanderbilt, twenty-one-year-old Emma Cross is on the guest list for a grand ball at the Breakers, the Vanderbilts’ summer home. She also has a job to do—report on the event for the society page of the Newport Observer.
But Emma observes much more than glitz and gaiety when she witnesses a murder. from the book
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Blotto, Twinks and the Bootlegger's Moll by Simon Brett

Fourth in the Blotto and Twinks mystery series, Fans of the Golden Age of mystery, and P. G. Wodehouse will like these aristocratic sleuthing siblings.
Due to financial hardships at Tawcester Towers, the Dowager Duchess has decreed that the only way the family fortunes can be restored is to marry Blotto to an American. So begins the fourth adventure in the Blotto and Twinks series, and this time the aristocratic sleuthing siblings end up being transported across the Pond to the gangster-ridden hell-hole that is Prohibition Chicago. from goodreads.
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Friday, April 11, 2014

The Burning Shore: How Hitler's U-Boats Brought World War II to America by Ed Offley

Ed Offley presents a thrilling account of the bloody U-boat offensive along America's East Coast during the first half of 1942. For 6 months, German U-boats prowled the waters off the eastern seaboard, sinking merchant ships and threatening to cut off the supplies flowing from America to Great Britain.
Find in 940.5451 OFFLE

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Wise Craft by Blair Stocker

Turn thrift store finds, fabric scraps and natural objects into new objects to decorate your home.
Based on the popular blog of the same name, this guide focuses on creating a homemade atmosphere that reflects your family without spending a fortune.
Find in new books: 747 STOCK

Friday, April 04, 2014

Savage Harvest by Carl Hoffman

In 1961, the 23-year-old son of one of America's wealthiest families disappeared in a remote coastal area off the island of New Guinea in the South Pacific, a region inhabited by the Asmat, a tribe known to engage in headhunting and cannibalism.

In an effort to solve the mystery of what happened to Michael Rockefeller, son of then-New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, writer Carl Hoffman dug into long-forgotten archives and spent time among villagers in the region. Hoffman believes the fate of Michael Rockefeller is now clear, and his new book tells the disturbing story of the young man who spent months in the region collecting indigenous art for display in the Museum of Primitive Art in New York. Savage Harvest is both an investigation of the Rockefeller mystery and an exploration of the lives of the Asmat, whose culture in the 1960s was based on Stone Age technology. from NPR interview.
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Find in 301.092 HOFFM

Monday, March 31, 2014

Stone Cold by C. J. Box

The latest book about Joe Pickett, read the 14th in the series.
 Everything about the man is a mystery: the massive ranch in the remote Black Hills of Wyoming that nobody ever visits, the women who live with him, the secret philanthropies, the private airstrip, the sudden disappearances. And especially the persistent rumors that the man’s wealth comes from killing people.
Joe Pickett, still officially a game warden but now mostly a troubleshooter for the governor, is assigned to find out what the truth is, but he discovers a lot more than he’d bargained for. There are two other men living up at that ranch. One is a stone-cold killer who takes an instant dislike to Joe. The other is new—but Joe knows him all too well. The first man doesn’t frighten Joe. The second is another story entirely.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Providence Rag by Bruce DeSilva

Providence Rag finds Liam Mulligan, an investigative reporter at a dying Rhode Island newspaper, at an ethical crossroads. The youngest serial killer in U.S. history was supposed to be released from prison on a technicality at age 21, but for years, the authorities have been fabricating new charges to keep him locked up. Mulligan knows that if authorities can get away with framing the killer, they could do the same thing to anybody. But he also knows the killer is much too dangerous to be set free. The dilemma pits Mulligan and his colleagues at the paper against one another in a high-stakes struggle over which matters most--protecting public safety or reporting the truth. And in the end, it embroils the entire state in an angry confrontation over where justice truly lies.Providence Rag is the third novel in Bruce DeSilva’s Edgar Award-winning Mulligan series—and the first to be inspired by a true story. 
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Monday, March 24, 2014

The Trident Deception by Rick Campbell

Rick Campbell, a retired Navy Commander, spent more than twenty years on multiple submarine tours, finishing his career with the Naval Operations staff in the Pentagon and in the Washington Navy Yard. He puts that knowledge to good use by writing a thriller about the USS Kentucky, a Trident ballistic missile submarine carrying nuclear warheads. When the sub receives a nuclear launch order, the Kentucky's crew has no idea that the orders haven't come from the U. S. government but from a rogue intelligence troop with their own agenda. Find in new books under Fiction CAMPBELL

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Notorious by Allison Brennan

Maxine Revere or Max, as her friends know her, is on her way home for the funeral of former friend, Kevin. Max, who hosts a true crime show, is waylaid by the Hoffmans in the airport with the sad story that their grandson, Jason, has been murdered on the Atherton Prep School grounds. The Hoffmans are hopeful that Max will look into the case because Max also attended Atherton Prep in this small but wealthy community. With no suspects and no motive, Max has her work cut out for her, but she is willing to take a look at what little evidence has been discovered. 
Kevin’s sister, Jodi, asked Max to come to the funeral. Thirteen years earlier, Kevin, accused of murdering Lindy Ames, was released for lack of evidence and the jury was unable to convict Kevin. Months earlier, Kevin had written to Max that he had found new evidence about Lindy’s murder. Lindy, Kevin and Max had all been friends at Atherton Prep during their school years.  Max believed all along that Kevin was innocent but most of the town including Max’s own extended family believed he was guilty. Lindy’s murder was never solved and the shadow of the court case destroyed Kevin. Now, Max believes she owes former friends, Kevin and Lindy to finally solve the case of Lindy’s murder and absolve Kevin of the suspected murder of Lindy. With the help of the local police detective Nick Santini, Max and Nick will follow the evidence – even if one of Max’s relatives is the killer.

Does the death of Jason Hoffman 12 years later relate to the earlier death of Lindy? Is there more than just the Atherton Prep School location to connect the crime? Filled with plenty of action and suspense, Max is a tenacious crime reporter and I look forward to reading more books in what looks like the start of a new series.
Find the book under Fiction BRENNAN

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Under Your Skin by Sabine Durrant

Psychological thriller about a woman who finds a body while running one morning on her usual route through London. Find in the new book section under DURRANT


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

You Must Remember This by Robert J. Wagner

Wagner's account of Hollywood as he saw it, far from the lights and cameras and gossip columns and a tender farewell to people of a mythical place long since transformed and to a golden age long since passed.
Robert Wagner has recently appeared in a recurring role in NCIS as DiNozzo's father.
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Find in the new book section under: 791.43 WAGNER

Monday, March 10, 2014

Bone Deep by Randy Wayne White

We still have snow but a mystery set in Florida with Doc Ford should make for a nice mini vacation!

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Little Demon in the City of Light by Steven Levingston


Little Demon in the City of Light is the thrilling—and so wonderfully French—story of a gruesome 1889 murder of a lascivious court official at the hands of a ruthless con man and his pliant mistress and the international manhunt, sensational trial, and an inquiry into the limits of hypnotic power that ensued.
from the cover
Find on the new book shelves: 364.1523092 LEVIN

The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter, Gertie. Now, in present day, nineteen-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara's farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister, Fawn. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that suddenly proves perilous when Ruthie wakes up one morning to find that Alice has vanished without a trace. Searching for clues, she is startled to find a copy of Sara Harrison Shea's diary hidden beneath the floorboards of her mother's bedroom. As Ruthie gets sucked deeper into the mystery of Sara's fate, she discovers that she's not the only person who's desperately looking for someone that they've lost. But she may be the only one who can stop history from repeating itself. from the First Look Book Club 
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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

No one else can have you by Kathleen Hale

A quiet town like Friendship, Wisconsin, keeps most of its secrets buried . . . but when local teen Ruth Fried is found murdered in a cornfield, her best friend, Kippy Bushman, decides to uncover the truth and catch the killer. Since the police aren't much help, Kippy looks to her idol, journalist Diane Sawyer, for tips on how to conduct her investigation. But Kippy soon discovers, if you want to dig up the truth, your hands have to get a little dirty, don'tcha know.

In this riveting young adult novel, Kathleen Hale creates an intricately plotted murder mystery that will keep readers guessing, laughing, and cringing until the surprising final pages. from HarperCollins Publishers

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Flight by Elephant by Andrew Martin

In the summer of 1942, Gyles Mackrell – a decorated First World War pilot and tea plantation overseer, performed a series of heroic rescues in the hellish jungles of Japanese-occupied Burma – with the aid of twenty elephants.

At the age of 53, Mackrell went into the ‘green hell’ of the Chaukan Pass on the border of North Burma and Assam. Here, Mackrell and a team of elephant riders rescued Indian army soldiers, British civilians and their Indian servants, from the pursuing Japanese, directing the elephants through jungle passes and raging rivers, and territory infested with sand flies, mosquitoes and innumerable leeches. Those he saved were all on the point of death from starvation or fever: that summer was spent in a fight against time.

Now in Andrew Martin’s hands this never-before-told tale of heroics is given the shape of a suspenseful adventure, a wartime rescue whose facts are the stuff of fiction. ‘Flight By Elephant’ is a gripping chronicle of war and survival, starring everyone’s favourite animal – the powerful, exotic and hugely loveable elephant.
Find the book: 940.542591 MARTI

Monday, February 24, 2014

Verdun: The longest battle of The Great War by Paul Jankowski

"February 1916: All month, fog, rain and snow had covered the Champagne and Argonne fronts. On the night of the 19th an east wind brought back stars and moonlight and, in the morning, cloudless blue skies. The next day, Monday the 21st, the earth began to shake. The Germans were attacking Verdun." from Chapter 1.
Paul Jankowski provides a definitive account of the Battle of Verdun, the longest battle of World War I.
940.45272 JANKO

Attached at the Heart

Attached at the Heart

Eight Proven Parenting Principles for Raising Connected and Compassionate Children
By Barbara Nicholson
Attached at the Heart offers readers practical parenting advice for the modern age. In its most basic form, "attachment parenting" is instinctive. A crying baby is comforted and kept close to parents for protection. If hungry, he or she is breastfed. And while it is understood that there is no such thing as perfect parenting, research suggests that there is a strong correlation between a heightened sense of respect, empathy, and affection in those children raised the "attachment parenting" way.

In this controversial book, readers will gain much needed insight into childrearing while learning to trust the intuitive knowledge of their child, ultimately building a strong foundation that will strengthen the parent-child bond.

Contrary to popular belief, "attachment parenting" has been practiced in one form or another since recorded history. Over the years, it had been slowly replaced by a more detached parenting style—a style that is now believed by experts to be a lead contributing factor to suicide, depression, and violence.

The concept of "attachment parenting"—a term originally coined by parenting experts William and Martha Sears—has increasingly been validated by research in many fields of study, such as child development, psychology, and neuroscience. Also known as "conscious parenting," "natural parenting," "compassionate parenting," or "empathic parenting," its goal is to stimulate optimal child development. While many attachment-parenting recommendations likely counter popular societal beliefs, authors Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker are quick to point out that the benefits outweigh the backlash of criticism that advocates of detached parenting may impose.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Two new books by Karen Robards

Caroline Wallace is a top New Orleans PD hostage negotiator who has never failed to get every hostage out alive. This time, the hostages include the chief of police and the mayor.

Dr. Charlotte "Charlie" Stone has dedicated her career as a psychiatrist to exploring the darkest territory of all: the hearts and minds of serial killers. Then murder comes to Charlie's door in the form of a terrified young woman fleeing a homicidal maniac.

Find both books on the New Large Print Table. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Lake of Tears by Mary Logue

The latest Claire Watkins Mystery by Minnesota Author Mary Logue is here!
 Deputy Claire temporarily steps into the role of sheriff of Fort St. Antoine, Wis., just as her college-bound teen daughter, Meg, chooses 26-year-old Andrew Stickler as her new boyfriend. Only later does Meg realize that Andrew, who recently served as a soldier in Afghanistan, is employed by her mother as a deputy—and is a suspect in the murder case Claire is working. from Publisher's Weekly

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Duty by Robert M. Gates

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Robert M. Gates served as secretary of defense from 2006 - 2011. He also served as an officer in the United States Air Force and worked for the CIA before being appointed director of the agency by President George H. W. Bush. Here is his story. Find in new nonfiction: 355.6092 GATES

Monday, February 10, 2014

Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner

D.D. Warren, a police detective, and Bobby Dodge, a state police sniper, in Boston, Massachusetts are the main characters in this suspenseful series by Lisa Gardner.
Read the books in order:
Alone (2005)
Hide (2007)
The Neighbor (2009)
Live To Tell (2010)
Love You More (2011)
Catch Me (2012)
Fear Nothing (2014)

Fear Nothing

Friday, February 07, 2014

Chasing Shackleton by Tim Jarvis

Vividly illustrated with historical and contemporary photography, Chasing Shackleton tells the unforgettable story of two expeditions, separated by nearly a hundred years but unified in the spirit of epic discovery, adventure, and survival. In celebration of the centenary of Shackleton's legendary journey, join Tim Jarvis on this quest to become the first to re-create what Sir Edmund Hillary called "The greatest survival story of all time!" from the book.
Find in 919.89 JARVI in the new book section of the library.