Friday, August 30, 2013

Downfall by Jeff Abbott

Fourth book in the series, start with Adrenaline, which introduces Sam Capra, CIA agent.

"Sam Capra is a brilliant CIA agent, loving husband, and soon-to-be father. But in one horrifying moment in London, he loses everything that matters to him.
Sam becomes a new kind of hero: an owner of bars in cities around the world, using his skills to track down those who took his family from him. And then, in turn, to help the helpless and protect the innocent."  from the website

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

New Young Adult Fiction


Etiquette Espionage by Gail Carriger
"Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality."
However, young ladies learn death, diversion and espionage as well as dance dress and etiquette at the finishing academy.

Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
"On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, their daughter, Tandy, is one of the last people to see her powerful parents alive."
Tandy and her brothers are the only suspects.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Peterson's Guides to Higher Learning

We have the follow Peterson Guides to Higher Learning: Two Year Colleges and Four Year Colleges. We also have the book: How to Get Money for College.
All three books can be found in the 370s in the Reference section of the Reading Room.

Friday, August 16, 2013

This Old House

Begun in 1979 as a one-time, 13-part series on the Boston PBS station WGBH, it has grown into one of the most popular programs on the network. It has produced spin-offs (notably The New Yankee Workshop hosted by Norm Abram), a magazine, and for-profit web sites. The show has won 17 Emmy Awards and received 82 nominations. from wikipedia

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Best job hunting book ever!

The latest copy of What Color is Your Parachute? is in.
"This new 2014 edition features up to the minute information on what has changed about the job-hunt, plus recommendations for the most helpful sites on the Internet and strategies to find jobs where everyone tells you there are none."
 Updated insights into social media and entrepreneurship; new ways to network effectively, write resumes and cover letters; interview and negotiate your salary, make job hunting more effective for the job seeker.

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Edge of Normal by Carla Norton

Reeve LeClaire, 22, lives in California and weekly sees psychiatrist Dr. Lerner, the leading authority on captivity syndromes. When Reeve was kidnapped at the age of 12, she disappeared without a trace. Held in captivity for four years, she is set free by accident when the car she is concealed in is involved in an accident. Daryl Wayne Flint, kidnapper and abuser, is sent to a mental institution by a crafty lawyer. Through determination and support, Reeve has transformed herself and found a job.  

Then Dr. Lerner gets a call from nearby Jefferson City that another girl, Tilly Cavanaugh, has been found alive after being held captive and chained in a basement for thirteen months. Asking Reeve for her help and insight, Dr. Lerner and Reeve help Tilly while trying to determine if she has knowledge of Abby Hill or Hannah Creighton who have also disappeared in the last 2 years. Randy Vanderholt, 35, with a criminal record has been held for the kidnapping, but proclaims he has no knowledge of the other two missing local girls.

Suspenseful, The Edge of Normal keeps the reader engaged until the final page. Will Abby and Hannah be found alive? Is there a connection between the abductions that will lead the investigators to the missing girls.

Friday, August 09, 2013

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

A fairytale for adults, Neil Gaiman gives you the tale of a man returning home for a funeral and remembering an incident when he was seven years old.
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Tuesday, August 06, 2013

The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls

The Silver Star

Bean and Liz Holladay go to live with an uncle they hardly know on an old plantation in Virginia after their mother takes off to find herself.
See the NPR book review here:

Monday, August 05, 2013

The Eye of Moloch by Glenn Beck

By the end of Glenn Beck’s #1 bestselling political thriller The Overton Window, a young rebel named Molly Ross had torn aside the curtain to reveal a shadow war being waged for the future of America. In the six months since then, her fight for freedom hasn’t gone well. Marked as traitors and hunted by ruthless government-sanctioned mercenaries using the most advanced surveillance technologies ever created, Ross and her “Founders’ Keepers” find themselves cornered and standing alone. but the fight is far from over.  from Glenn Beck's website: 

Friday, August 02, 2013

Frozen in Time: an epic story of survival and a modern quest for lost heroes of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff

The story moves between past and present: World War II, November 1942 and October 2011. A C-53 cargo plane slams into Greenland and all five men aboard survive the crash. However, one of the search planes goes down and strands nine more men on the ice. Then a Coast Guard rescue plane vanishes with three men aboard. Move ahead to October 2011 and a civilian and military team use new technology to locate the crash site. Find in 940.544973 ZUCKO