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Did you know that the Library now has Nooks? Faculty and Upper School Students are welcome to sign them out for a three day period. 

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Fiction

FIC Adi

Adiga, Aravind. Last man in tower : a novel. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.
A riveting story of money and power, luxury and deprivation, set in the booming city of Mumbai. Real estate developer Dharmen Shah rose from nothing to create an empire and hopes to seal his legacy with a building named the Shanghai, which promises to be one of the city's most elite addresses. He offers a generous buyout to the residents of Vishram Society's Tower A, a once respectable, now crumbling apartment building. But one resident-- Masterji-- refuses to abandon the building he has long called home.

FIC Ban

Banks, Russell, 1940-. Lost memory of skin. 1st ed. New York : Ecco Press, 2011.
This is a novel that illuminates the shadowed edges of contemporary American culture with startling and unforgettable results. Suspended in a strangely modern day version of limbo, the young man at the center of this morally complex new novel must create a life for himself in the wake of incarceration.

FIC Bar

Barnes, Julian. The sense of an ending. Toronto : Random House Canada, c2011. (Winner of the 2011 Booker Prize)

FIC Boh

Bohjalian, Chris, 1960-. The night strangers : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Crown Publishers, c2011.
From the bestselling author of The Double Bind, Skeletons at the Feast, and Secrets of Eden, comes a riveting and dramatic ghost story. In a dusty corner of a basement in a rambling Victorian house in northern New Hampshire, a door has long been sealed shut with 39 six-inch-long carriage bolts. The home's new owners are Chip and Emily Linton and their twin ten-year-old daughters. Together they hope to rebuild their lives there after Chip, an airline pilot, had to ditch his 70-seat regional jet in Lake Champlain after double engine failure. Unlike the Miracle on the Hudson, however, most of the passengers aboard Flight 1611 died on impact or were drowned. The body count? Thirty-nine, a coincidence not lost on Chip when he discovers the number of bolts in that basement door.

FIC Bul

Bulgakov, Mikhail, 1891-1940. The Master and Margarita. 1st Vintage International ed. New York : Vintage Books, 1996.

FIC Car MS

Carman, Patrick. Patrick Carman's Ghost in the machine. 1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press/PC Studio, 2009.
Although forbidden to see each other, Ryan and Sarah continue their investigation of the mysterious happenings at the dredge by communicating through video clips, text messages, midnight meetings, and journaling. The reader may view videos on a website by using links and passwords found in the text.

FIC Car MS

Carman, Patrick. Patrick Carman's Skeleton Creek. 1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2009.
Although housebound following an eerie accident, teenaged Ryan continues to investigate the strange occurrences in his hometown of Skeleton Creek, recording his findings in a journal and viewing email video clips sent by fellow detective Sarah. The reader may view Sarah's videos on a website by using links and passwords found in the text.

FIC Con MS

Condie, Allyson Braithwaite. Crossed. 1st ed. New York : Dutton Books, 2011.
Seventeen-year-old Cassia sacrifices everything and heads to the Outer Provinces in search of Ky, where she is confronted with shocking revelations about Society and the promise of rebellion.

FIC Das YA

Dashner, James, 1972-. The death cure. 1st ed. New York : Delacorte Press, c2011.
As the third Trial draws to a close, Thomas and some of his cohorts manage to escape from WICKED, their memories having been restored, only to face new dangers as WICKED claims to be trying to protect the human race from the deadly FLARE virus.

FIC Dic

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Bleak House. New York : Barnes & Noble Classics, 2005.

FIC Dic

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. David Copperfield. Rev. ed. London ; : Penguin Books, 2004.
David Copperfield, whose stepfather casts him out after the death of David's mother, lives through trials and tribulations, first at a boys' school and then as a young man in London before he goes to live with his great-aunt and eventually finds happiness.

FIC Dic

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Dombey and Son. London ; : Penguin Books, 2002.
Appendix 1: Preface to the Cheap Edition (1858) -- Appendix 2: The llustrations to Dombey and son. The tale of a selfish, hard-hearted man, the son he favored, and the daughter he slighted, in an England almost prostrate before the storms of change we now call the Industrial Revolution.

FIC Dic

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Great expectations. London : Penguin Classics, 2008.
Orphaned Pip is taken from his poor beginnings to be educated as a gentleman and ultimately discovers the identity of his mysterious benefactor.

FIC Dic

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Little Dorrit. Rev. ed. London ; : Penguin Books, 2003.
"When Arthur Clennam returns to England after many years abroad, he takes a kindly interest in Amy Dorrit, his mother's seamstress, and in the affairs of Amy's father, William Dorrit, a man of shabby grandeur, long imprisoned for debt in the Marshalsea. As Arthur soon discovers, the dark shadow of the prison stretches far beyond its walls to affect the lives of many, from the kindly Mr. Pancks, the reluctant rent-collector of Bleeding Heart Yard, and the garrulous Flora Finching, to Merdle, an unscrupulous financier, and the bureaucratic Barnacles in the Circumlocution Office. A masterly evocation of the state and psychology of imprisonment, Little Dorrit is one of the supreme works of Dickens's maturity"--Cover, p. 4.

FIC Dic

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. The old curiosity shop. London ; : Penguin Books, 2000.
The sensational bestselling story of Little Nell, the beautiful child thrown into a shadowy, terrifying world, seems to belong less to the history of the Victorian novel than to folklore, fairy tale, or myth. The sorrows of Nell and her grandfather are offset by Dickens's creation of a dazzling contemporary world inhabited by some of his most brilliantly drawn characters-the eloquent ne'er-do-well Dick Swiveller; the hungry maid known as the "Marchioness"; the mannish lawyer Sally Brass; Quilp's brow-beaten mother-in-law; and Quilp himself, the lustful, vengeful dwarf, whose demonic energy makes a vivid counterpoint to Nell's purity.

FIC Dic

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Oliver Twist, or, The parish boy's progress. London ; : Penguin Books, c2003.

FIC Dic

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Our mutual friend. New York : President, 1868.

FIC Dic

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. The posthumous papers of the Pickwick Club. London : New York :, 2003.

FIC Don

Donoghue, Emma, 1969-. Room : a novel. 1st Back Bay pbk. ed. New York : Back Bay Books, 2011.
Presents -- Unlying -- Dying -- After -- Living. It's Jack's birthday and he's excited about turning five. Jack lives with his Ma in Room, which has a locked door and a skylight, and measures 11 feet by 11 feet. He loves watching TV but he knows that nothing he sees on screen is truly real. Until the day Ma admits that there's a world outside.

FIC Don YA

Donnelly, Jennifer. A northern light. Orlando : Harcourt, Inc., 2004, c2003.
In 1906, sixteen-year-old Mattie, determined to attend college and be a writer against the wishes of her father and fiance, takes a job at a summer inn where she discovers the truth about the death of a guest. Based on a true story.

FIC Eco

Eco, Umberto. The Prague cemetery. 1st American ed. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.
"19th-century Europe--from Turin to Prague to Paris--abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. In Italy, republicans strangle priests with their own intestines. In France, during the Paris Commune, people eat mice, plan bombings and rebellions in the streets, and celebrate Black Masses. Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating conspiracies and even massacres. There are false beards, false lawyers, false wills, even false deaths. From the Dreyfus Affair to the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the Jews are blamed for everything. One man connects each of these threads into a massive crazy-quilt conspiracy within conspiracies. Here, he confesses all, thanks to Umberto Eco's ingenious imagination--a thrill-ride through the underbelly of actual, world-shattering events. "--.

FIC Fra

Frazier, Charles, 1950-. Nightwoods : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2011.
Named the guardian of her murdered sister's troubled twins, Luce struggles to build a family with the children before being targeted by the twins' father--her sister's killer--who believes that the children are in possession of a stolen cache of money.

FIC Gai

Gaiman, Neil. Coraline. 1st ed. New York : HarperCollins, c2002.
Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.

FIC Gho

Ghosh, Amitav. River of smoke. 1st American ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.
Amid a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal, three vessels, and the diverse occupants within, converge on Canton's Fanqui-Town, or Foreign Enclave, which is a powder keg awaiting a spark to ignite the Opium Wars.

FIC Gra YA

Grant, Michael, 1954-. Gone. 1st pbk. ed. New York : HarperTeen, 2009, c2008.
In a small town on the coast of California, everyone over the age of fourteen suddenly disappears, setting up a battle between the remaining town residents and the students from a local private school, as well as those who have "The Power" and are able to perform supernatural feats and those who do not.

FIC Har

Harbach, Chad. The art of fielding : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, 2011.
A baseball star at a small college near Lake Michigan launches a routine throw that goes disastrously off course and inadvertently changes the lives of five people, including the college president, a gay teammate, and the president's daughter.

FIC Hol

Hollinghurst, Alan. The stranger's child. 1st North American ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.

FIC Kat YA

Kate, Lauren. Fallen. 1st trade pbk. ed. New York : Delacorte Press, [2010], c2009.
Seventeen-year-old Luce, who is suspected of killing her boyfriend, is sent to a Savannah, Georgia, reform school where she meets two intriguing boys and learns the truth about the strange shadows that have always haunted her.

FIC Kun

Kundera, Milan. Encounter. New York: First Harper Perennial, 2011.

FIC LeF

LaFarge, Paul. Luminous airplanes. 1st ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.
After his grandfather dies, a young programmer must go back to Thebes, a town so isolated that the residents have their own language, and soon begins a romance with an old flame and reflects on other ghosts of the past.

FIC Mil

Miller, Andrew, 1974-. Snowdrops : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2011.
Witnessing the progression of regional corruption in his work as a British lawyer in early 2000s Moscow, Nick Platt rescues two sisters from a purse snatcher and pursues a glamorous romantic relationship with one of the sisters before he is asked to help with a dubious family endeavor.

FIC Mor c.2

Morrison, Toni. Beloved. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.
Sethe, an escaped slave living in post-Civil War Ohio with her daughter and mother-in-law, is persistently haunted by the ghost of her dead baby girl.

FIC Muk

Mukherjee, Bharati. Jasmine. New York : Grove Press, 1989.
"When Jasmine is suddenly widowed at seventeen, she seems fated to a life of quiet isolation in the small Indian village where she was born. But the force of Jasmine's desires propels her explosively into a larger, more dangerous, and ultimately more life-giving world. In just a few years, Jasmine becomes Jane Ripplemeyer, happily pregnant by a middle-aged Iowa banker and the adoptive mother of a Vietnamese refugee. Jasmine's metamorphosis, with its shocking upheavals and its slow evolutionary steps, illuminates the making of an American mind; but even more powerfully, her story depicts the shifting contours of an America being transformed by her and others like her -- our new neighbors, friends, and lovers. In Jasmine, Bharati Mukherjee has created a heroine as exotic and unexpected as the many worlds in which she lives." -- Back cover.

FIC Myr YA

Myracle, Lauren, 1969-. Shine. New York : Amulet Books, 2011.
When her best friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, sixteen-year-old Cat sets out to discover the culprits in her small North Carolina town.

FIC Ond

Ondaatje, Michael, 1943-. The cat's table. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.
In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy in Colombo boards a ship bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the "cat's table"--as far from the Captain's Table as can be--with a ragtag group of "insignificant" adults and two other boys, Cassius and Ramadhin. As the ship makes its way across the Indian Ocean, through the Suez Canal, into the Mediterranean, the boys tumble from one adventure to another, bursting all over the place like freed mercury. But there are other diversions as well: one man talks with them about jazz and women, another opens the door to the world of literature. The narrator's elusive, beautiful cousin Emily becomes his confidante, allowing him to see himself "with a distant eye" for the first time, and to feel the first stirring of desire. Another Cat's Table denizen, the shadowy Miss Lasqueti, is perhaps more than what she seems. And very late every night, the boys spy on a shackled prisoner, his crime and his fate a galvanizing mystery that will haunt them forever. As the narrative moves between the decks and holds of the ship and the boy's adult years, it tells a spellbinding story--by turns poignant and electrifying--about the magical, often forbidden, discoveries of childhood and a lifelong journey that begins unexpectedly with a spectacular sea voyage.

FIC Rio MS

Riordan, Rick. The son of Neptune. 1st ed. New York : Disney Hyperion Books, c2011.
Demigod Percy Jackson, still with no memory, and his new friends from Camp Jupiter, Hazel and Frank, go on a quest to free Death, but their bigger task is to unite the Greek and Roman camps so that the Prophecy of Seven can be fulfilled.

FIC Roa MS

Dahl, Roald. Charlie and the chocolate factory. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c1962.
Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way.

FIC Sar

Saramago, José. Cain. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.
"In this, his last novel, Saramago daringly reimagines the characters and narratives of the Bible through the story of Cain. Condemned to wander forever after he kills Abel, he is whisked around in time and space. He experiences the almost-sacrifice of Isaac by Abraham, the Tower of Babel, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Joshua at the battle of Jericho, Job's ordeal, and finally Noah's ark and the Flood. And over and over again Cain encounters an unjust, even cruel God. A startling, beautifully written, and powerful book, in all ways a fitting end to Saramago's extraordinary career"--.

FIC Ste

Stephenson, Neal. Reamde. 1st ed. New York : William Morrow, c2011.
When his own high-tech start up turns into a Fortune 500 computer gaming group, Richard Forthrast, the black sheep of an Iowa family who has amassed an illegal fortune, finds the line between fantasy and reality becoming blurred when a virtual war for dominance is triggered.

FIC Ste

Stephenson, Neal. Snow crash. New York : Bantam Books, 2008, c1992.

FIC Ste c.2 MS

Stewart, Trenton Lee. The mysterious Benedict Society. 1st pbk. ed. New York : Little, Brown & Company, 2008, c2007.
After passing a series of mind-bending tests, four children are selected for a secret mission that requires them to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules.

FIC Ste MS c.2

Stewart, Trenton Lee. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the perilous journey. 1st pbk. ed. New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2009, c2008.
Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance, all graduates of the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened and members of the Benedict Society, embark on a scavenger hunt that turns into a desperate search for the missing Mr. Benedict.

FIC Ste MS c.2

Stewart, Trenton Lee. The mysterious Benedict Society and the prisoner's dilemma. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, 2009.
Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance investigate when an unexplained blackout engulfs Stonetown.

FIC Toe

Toews, Miriam, 1964-. Irma Voth : a novel. 1st U.S. ed. New York : HarperCollins, 2011.
This novel follows a young Mennonite woman, vulnerable yet wise beyond her years, who carries a terrible family secret with her on a remarkable journey to survival and redemption.

FIC Tro

Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882. Can you forgive her? London ; : Penguin, 2004.

FIC Tro

Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882. He knew he was right. London ; : Penguin Books, 1994.

FIC Tro

Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882. The last chronicle of Barset. London : Penguin Books ;, 2002.
Anthony Trollope was a masterful satirist with an unerring eye for the most intrinsic details of human behavior and an imaginative grasp of the preoccupations of nineteenth-century English novels. In The Last Chronicle of Barset, Mr. Crawley, curate of Hogglestock, falls deeply into debt, bringing suffering to himself and his family. To make matters worse, he is accused of theft, can't remember where he got the counterfeit check he is alleged to have stolen, and must stand trial. Trollope's powerful portrait of this complex man-gloomy, brooding, and proud, moving relentlessly from one humiliation to another-achieves tragic dimensions. --Publisher.

FIC Tro

Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882. Orley Farm. Oxford ; : Oxford University Press, [2008].

FIC Tro

Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882. Phineas redux. Oxford ; : Oxford University Press, [2008].

FIC Tro

Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882. The way we live now. Oxford ; : Oxford University Press, [2008].
"Nothing escaped the satirist's whip: politics, finance, the aristocracy, the literary world, gambling, sex, and much else. In this world of bribes and vendettas, swindling and suicide, in which heiresses are won like gambling stakes, Trollope's characters embody all the vices: Lady Carbury, a 43-year-old coquette, 'false from head to foot'; her son Felix, with the 'instincts of a horse, not approaching the higher sympathies of a dog'; and Melmotte, the colossal figure who dominates the book, a 'horrid, big, rich scoundrel ... a bloated swindler ... a vile city ruffian'."--Publisher's website.

FIC Wha

Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937. Ethan Frome. New York : Penguin, c2005.
Ethan Frome works his unproductive farm and struggles to maintain a bearable existence with his difficult, suspicious, and hypochondriac wife, Zeenie. But when Zeenies vivacious cousin enters their household as a hired girl, Ethan finds himself obsessed with her and with the possibilities for happiness she comes to represent.

 

Nonfiction

005.54 W

Walkenbach, John. Excel 2010 power programming with VBA. Hoboken, NJ : Wiley Pub., c2010.
An overview of the spreadsheet application for power users explains how to customize Excel UserForms, develop new utilities, use VBA with charts and PivotTables, and facilitate interactions with other applications.

153.42 F

Forni, Pier Massimo. The thinking life : how to thrive in the age of distraction. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2011.
Introduction. Thinking seriously about serious thinking -- Why you don't think and why you should -- Finding the time to think -- Attention : awareness and much more -- Reflection : the art of going over your life -- Introspection : self-knowledge for success -- Exercising self-control -- Embracing the positive -- Being proactive -- Making wise decisions -- Nurturing creativity -- Managing adversity -- Choosing thoughtfulness -- Conclusion. We are what we think. Explains the importance of thinking in daily life, discussing how to achieve focus, creativity, and a positive outlook in a technology-driven world.

289.9 S

Scheeres, Julia. A thousand lives : the untold story of hope, deception, and survival at Jonestown. 1st Free Press hardcover ed. New York : Free Press, 2011.
An adventure -- Church -- The valley -- Dad -- Edith -- Traitors -- Exodus -- Pioneers -- Promised land -- Georgetown -- Siege -- Bullets -- Runaways -- Concern -- Control -- Release -- Drill -- Hyacinth -- Relatives -- The embassy -- Psychotropics -- Escape -- Chaos -- November -- Ryan -- The end. What started as a Utopian dream soon devolved into a terrifying work camp run by a madman, ending in the mass murder-suicide of 914 members in November 1978.

305.3 C

Connell, Raewyn, 1944-. Gender : in world perspective. 2nd ed. Cambridge : Polity, c2009.
The question of gender -- Gender research: five examples -- Gender theorists and gender theory -- Sex differences and gendered bodies -- Gender relations -- Gender in personal life -- Gender on the large scale -- Gender politics. Introducing modern gender studies, gender theories and gender politics, this text traces the history of Western intellectuals' ideas and discusses current findings on gender differences, inequalities and patterns in the state and corporations.

327.51 F

Friedberg, Aaron L., 1956-. A contest for supremacy : China, America, and the struggle for mastery in Asia. 1st ed. New York : W. W. Norton & Co., c2011.

330.973 E

The economy of early America : historical perspectives and new directions. University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c2006.
A house of many mansions: some thoughts on the field of economic history / Cathy Matson -- Rethinking the economy of British America / David Hancock -- Colonial America's Mestizo agriculture / Russell R. Menard -- Peopling, producing, and consuming in early British America / Lorena S. Walsh -- Indentured servitude in perspective: European migration into North America and the composition of the early American labor force, 1600/1775 / Christopher Tomlins -- Capitalism, slavery, and Benjamin Franklin's American Revolution / David Waldstreicher -- Moneyless in Pennsylvania: privatization and the depression of the 1780s / Terry Bouton -- Creative destruction: the forgotten legacy of the hessian fly / Brooke Hunter -- The panic of 1819 and the political economy of sectionalism / Daniel S. Dupre -- Toward a social history of the corporation: shareholding in Pennsylvania, 1800/1840 / John Majewski -- Small-producer capitalism in early national Philadelphia / Donna J. Rilling -- The unfree origins of America capitalism / Seth Rockman.

331.1 R

Rockman, Seth. Scraping by : wage labor, slavery, and survival in early Baltimore. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.
Coming to work in the city -- A job for a working man -- Dredging and drudgery -- A job for a working woman -- The living wage -- The hard work of being poor -- The consequence of failure -- The market's grasp.

333.79 Y

Yergin, Daniel. The quest : energy, security and the remaking of the modern world. New York : Penguin Press, 2011.
Russia returns -- The Caspian derby -- Across the Caspian -- "Supermajors" -- The petro-state -- Aggregate disruption -- War

355.4 G

Gabriel, Mary, 1955-. Love and capital : Karl and Jenny Marx and the birth of a revolution. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2011.
Marx and the baron's daughter. Trier, Germany, 1835 ; Berlin, 1838 ; Cologne, 1842 ; Kreuznach, 1843 -- The fugitive family. Paris, 1843 ; Paris, 1844 ; Paris, 1845 ; Brussels, Spring, 1845 ; London, 1845 ; Brussels, 1846 ; Brussels, 1847 ; Brussels, 1848 ; Paris, 1848 ; Paris, Spring, 1848 ; Cologne, 1848 ; Paris, June, 1848 ; Cologne, 1849 ; Paris, 1849 -- Exile in Victoria's England. London, 1849 ; Zaltbommel, Holland, August, 1850 ; London, Winter, 1851 ; London, 1852 ; London, 1853 ; London, 1855 -- The end of La vie boheme. London, Fall, 1855 ; London, 1857 ; London, 1859 ; London, 1861 ; London, 1862 -- From Capital to the Commune. London, 1864 ; London, 1866 ; London, 1867 ; London, 1868 ; London, 1869 ; Paris, fall, 1870 ; Paris 1871 ; Bagnères de Luchon, France, Summer, 1871 -- The red terrorist doctor. London, 1871 ; The Hague, Fall, 1872 ; London, 1875 ; London, 1880 ; London, 1881 ; London, 1882 ; London, 1883 -- After Marx. London, Spring, 1883 ; London, 1885 ; London, 1887 ; London, 1889 ; London, 1891 ; London, 1892 ; London, 1895 ; London, 1897 ; Draveil, France, 1910.

362.2928 A

Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. One day at a time in Al-Anon. Virginia Beach, VA : Al-Anon Family Group, 2000, c1972.

363.41 O

Okrent, Daniel, 1948-. Last call : the rise and fall of Prohibition. 1st Scribner trade pbk. ed. New York : Scribner, 2011.
January 16, 1920 -- pt. 1. The struggle: Thunderous drums and Protestant nuns -- The rising of liquid bread -- The most remarkable movement -- "Open fire on the enemy" -- Triumphant failure -- Dry-drys, wet-drys, and hyphens -- From Magna Carta to Volstead -- pt. 2. The flood: Starting line -- A fabulous sweepstakes -- Leaks in the dotted line -- The Great Whiskey Way -- Blessed be the fruit of the vine -- The alcohol that got away -- The way we drank -- pt. 3. The war of the wet and the dry: Open wounds -- "Escaped on payment of money" -- Crime pays -- The phony referendum -- pt. 4. The beginning of the end, the end, and after: Outrageous excess -- The hummingbird that went to Mars -- Afterlives, and the missing man -- Appendix : The Constitution of the United States of America. The author explores the origins, implementation, and failure of that great American delusion known as Prohibition. His book explains how Prohibition happened, what life under it was like, and what it did to the country. It is a history of one of the most puzzling eras in American history when the Constitution was amended to restrict human behavior. In the 19th century, the U.S. was notably liquor-soaked. By 1917, some people were prepared to translate their concerns into legislative action. An intriguing look at what life under prohibition was like, what it did to the country, and how it reflected such issues as xenophobia, urban/rural tension, and the role of women in society.

370.15 S

Schenck, Jeb, 1950-. Teaching and the adolescent brain. New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2011.
An introduction to neuroeducation -- Foundations for learning: from neurons to maintenance and communication -- In the beginning: from pattern detection to attention systems -- Emotional processing -- The multiple roles of motivation -- Intelligence: different ways of being smart -- Working memory and the beginning of memory formation -- Long-term memory -- Review, studying, and assessment -- The future of neuroeducation: opportunities and considerations -- Appendix A: glycemic loads of common foods -- Appendix B: diagnostic criteria for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder -- Appendix C: multiple intelligences mind map.

371.82 D c.3

Di Cataldo, Elizabeth Nye. Ex Solo Ad Solem : A History of the Bryn Mawr School. Baltimore, MD : The Bryn Mawr School, 2011.
Includes notes [p.202-210].

378.1 O c.2

The official SAT study guide. 2nd ed. New York : College Board :, c2009.
pt. I. Getting started -- pt. II. The critical reading section -- pt. III. The writing section -- pt. IV. The mathematics section -- pt. V. 10 official practice tests with answer keys. This comprehensive study guide helps students prepare for the new SAT by providing eight full-length practice tests, a complete walk-through of the new writing section, hundreds of practice questions, and more.

378.161 K

Karabel, Jerome. The chosen : the hidden history of admission and exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2005.
The origins of selective admissions, 1900-1933 -- The struggle over meritocracy, 1933-1965 -- Inclusion and the persistence of privilege, 1965-2005. The author presents the findings of his survey of admissions at Princeton, revealing a century of exclusion that cuts to the core of the American experience, while raising questions about the stratification of higher education in America.

385 W

White, Richard, 1947-. Railroaded : the transcontinentals and the making of modern America. 1st ed. New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2011.

428.0076 T

TOEFL iBT with CD-ROM. 4th ed. New York : Kaplan Pub., c2009.
Provides strategies, tips, and four practice tests on CD-ROM covering listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills.

428.24 O

The official guide to the TOEFL test. 3rd ed. New York : McGraw-Hill, c2009.

428.2421 S

Stafford-Yilmaz, Lynn. 400 must-have words for the TOEFL. New York : McGraw-Hill, c2005.

506.041 S

Seeing Further : The Story of Science, Discovery, and the Genius of the Royal Society. First Harper Perennial edition. New York, NY : Harper Perennial, 2011.

616.89 T

Toews, Miriam, 1964-. Swing low : a life. 1st Harper Perennial ed. New York : Harper Perennial, 2011.

636.7 P

Pugnetti, Gino. Simon & Schuster's guide to dogs. New York : Simon and Schuster, c1980.
Over 320 breeds of dogs described and illustrated in full color, providing quick access to essential information on the chracteristics and care required for each type of dog.

741.5 T

Thompson, Craig, 1975-. Habibi. 1st ed. New York : Pantheon Books, c2011.
"Sprawling across an epic landscape of deserts, harems, and modern industrial clutter, Habibi tells the tale of Dodola and Zam, refugee child slaves bound to each other by chance, by circumstance, and by the love that grows between them. We follow them as their lives unfold together and apart; as they struggle to make a place for themselves in a world (not unlike our own) fueled by fear, lust, and greed; and as they discover the extraordinary depth-- and frailty-- of their connection. At once contemporary and timeless, Habibi gives us a love story of astounding resonance: a parable about our relationship to the natural world, the cultural divide between the first and third worlds, the common heritage of Christianity and Islam, and, most potently, the magic of storytelling" -- dust jacket wrap.

813.3 St

Reynolds, David S., 1948-. Mightier than the sword : Uncle Tom's cabin and the battle for America. 1st ed. New York : W. W. Norton & Co., c2011.
The gospel according to Stowe -- Taming cultural beasts -- Antislavery passion -- Igniting the war -- Tom everywhere -- Tom in modern times. In a tribute to the two hundredth anniversary of Harriet Beecher Stowe's birth, David S. Reynolds reveals her book's impact not only on the abolitionist movement and the American Civil War but also on worldwide events, including the end of serfdom in Russia, down to its influence in the twentieth century. He explores how both Stowe's background as the daughter in a famously intellectual family of preachers and her religious visions were fundamental to the novel. And he demonstrates why the book was beloved by millions-and won over even some southerners-while fueling lasting conflicts over the meaning of America. --from publisher description.

814.6 A

Aciman, André. Alibis : essays on elsewhere. 1st ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.
Lavender -- Intimacy -- My Monet moment -- Temporizing -- Reflections of an uncertain Jew -- A literary pilgrim progresses to the past -- The contrafactual traveler -- Roman hours -- The sea and remembrance -- Place des Vosges -- In Tuscany -- Barcelona -- New York, luminous -- Self-storage -- The buildings themselves have died -- Empty rooms -- Rue delta -- Afterword: parallax.

909.4 M

Mann, Charles C. 1493 : uncovering the new world Columbus created. 1st ed. New York [N.Y.] : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.

921 Bernini

Mormando, Franco. Bernini : his life and his Rome. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2011.
The Neapolitan meteor -- Impresario supreme -- Bernini's agony and ecstasy -- Bernini and Alexander -- A Roman artist in King Louis's court -- "My star will lose its ascendancy".

921 Daley

Cohen, Adam (Adam Seth). American pharaoh : Mayor Richard J. Daley : his battle for Chicago and the nation. 1st ed. Boston : Little, Brown, c2000.
Examines the life and career of Chicago mayor Riachrd J. Daley, from his childhood in a working-class Irish neighborhood to his role as a national power broker.

921 Deng

Vogel, Ezra F. Deng Xiaoping and the transformation of China. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011.
From revolutionary to builder to reformer, 1904-1969 -- Banishment and return, 1969-1974 -- Bringing order under Mao, 1974-1975 -- Looking forward under Mao, 1975 -- Sidelined as the Mao era ends, 1976 -- Return under Hua, 1977-1978 -- Three turning points, 1978 -- Setting the limits of freedom, 1978-1979 -- The Soviet-Vietnamese threat, 1978-1979 -- Opening to Japan, 1978 -- Opening to the United States, 1978-1979 -- Launching the Deng administration, 1979-1980 -- Deng's art of governing -- Experiments in Guangdong and Fujian, 1979-1984 -- Economic readjustment and rural reform, 1978-1982 -- Accelerating economic growth and opening, 1982-1989 -- One country, two systems: Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Tibet -- The military: preparing for modernization -- The ebb and flow of politics -- Beijing spring, April 15-May 17, 1989 -- The Tiananmen tragedy, May 17-June 4, 1989 -- Standing firm, 1989-1992 -- Deng's finale: the southern journey, 1992 -- China transformed.

921 Kennan

Gaddis, John Lewis. George F. Kennan : an American life. New York : Penguin Press, 2011.
A remarkably revealing view of how this greatest of Cold War strategists came to doubt his strategy and always doubted himself.

921 van Gogh

Naifeh, Steven (Steven W.), 1952-. Vincent van Gogh : the Life. First Edition. New York : Random House, 2011, ©2011.
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921 Weir

Weir, Theresa, 1954-. The orchard : a memoir. 1st ed. New York : Grand Central Pub., 2011.
The story of a street-smart city girl who must adapt to a new life on an apple farm after she falls in love with Adrian Curtis, the pride of a prominent local family whose lives and orchards are said to be cursed. Married after only three months, young Theresa finds life with Adrian on the farm far more difficult and dangerous than she expected. Rejected by her husband's family as an outsider, she slowly learns about the isolated world of farming even as she falls more deeply in love with her husband, a man she at first hardly knew. As codling moths invade and the increasingly dangerous chemicals the farmers use begin to take a toll on the land and the people who tend it, the couple's fragile love will be sorely tested.--From publisher description.

929.2 B

Burn, Helen Jean. Betsy Bonaparte. Baltimore, Md. : Maryland Historical Society, c2010.
Let no man tear asunder -- William Patterson, patriarch -- Scots-Irish migration and Dorcas Spear -- The family & the town during the Revolution/Betsy's early education -- Jerome Bonaparte -- "Trust not his honor!" -- Honeymoon in the nation's capital -- Napoleon's displeasure -- Betsy and Jerome's travels -- Betsy and Jerome are parted -- The question of an heir -- A birth and the Camberwell reunion -- The crowded Patterson household and the betrothed -- King Jerome sends for his son -- The hopeful suitors -- Divorce, the War of 1812, and defense of the city -- Travel, Providence, and wit -- An addition to the Patterson household -- Descendants -- Legacy.

929.2 D

Didion, Joan. Blue nights. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf :, 2011.
In this memoir, the author shares her observations about her daughter as well as her own thoughts and fears about having children and growing old, in a personal account that discusses her daughter's wedding and her feelings of failure as a parent. It opens on July 26, 2010, as Didion thinks back to Quintana's wedding in New York seven years before. Today would be her wedding anniversary. This fact triggers vivid snapshots of Quintana's childhood, in Malibu, in Brentwood, at school in Holmby Hills. Reflecting on her daughter but also on her role as a parent, Didion asks the candid questions any parent might about how she feels she failed either because cues were missed or perhaps displaced. Seamlessly woven in are incidents Didion sees as underscoring her own age, something she finds hard to acknowledge, much less accept.

929.2 K

Gigante, Denise, 1965-. The Keats brothers : the life of John and George. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011.

940.18 R

Rubenstein, Jay, 1967-. Armies of heaven : the first crusade and the quest for apocalypse. New York : Basic Books, c2011.
Jerusalem, on earth as it is in heaven -- The pope's plan -- The response: the princes, the prophets, the people -- The road to Constantinople -- Deals with devils: the crusaders at Constantinople -- The Nicene deal -- Saracens, through a glass darkly -- Enemy country -- Starvation and nightmare: the siege of Antioch begins -- A brief account of Baldwin of Boulogne's adventures in Syria -- Reversal of fortune and a river of blood: the battle for Antioch continues -- Truce and consequences: the fall of Antioch -- Violent men -- Kerbogah and the lance -- Feasting on the fallen: Antioch to MaŹ¾arat -- Trial by fire -- Seeking a new apocalypse -- Jerusalem -- The last emperor -- Ascalon, the sixth battle -- The never-ending apocalypse.

940.21 G

Greenblatt, Stephen, 1943-. The swerve : how the world became modern. 1st ed. New York : W.W. Norton, c2011.
The book hunter -- The moment of discovery -- In search of Lucretius -- The teeth of time -- Birth and rebirth -- In the lie

940.3 M

McMeekin, Sean, 1974-. The Russian origins of the First World War. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011.
Introduction: History from the Deep Freeze -- The Strategic Imperative in 1914 -- It Takes Two to Tango : The July Crisis -- Russia's War : The Opening Round -- Turkey's Turn -- The Russians and Gallipoli -- Russia and the Armenians -- The Russians in Persia -- Partitioning the Ottoman Empire -- 1917 : The Tsarist Empire at Its Zenith -- Conclusion: The October Revolution and Historical Amnesia.

941.086 L

Lyall, Sarah. The Anglo files : a field guide to the British. New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2008.
Naughty boys and rumpy-pumpy -- Honorable members -- A fact too good to check -- Distressed British nationals -- More than a game -- Toiletgate -- Lawmakers from another planet -- False modesty -- The naked guy and angle-grinder man -- Invasion of the hedgehog people -- "I snapped it out myself" -- Wine from weeds -- "By God, Sir, I've lost my leg!" -- The best of the day. Dispatches from the new Britain: a slyly funny and compulsively readable portrait of a nation finally refurbished for the twenty-first century.

943.086 L

Larson, Erik. In the garden of beasts : love, terror, and an American family in Hitler's Berlin. 1st ed. New York : Crown, c2011.
Das Vorspiel -- The man behind the curtain -- Into the wood -- House hunting in the Third Reich -- Lucifer in the garden -- How the skeleton arches -- Disquiet -- Berlin at dusk -- When everything changed -- The queer bird in exile -- "Table talk". Read by Stephen Hoye. The bestselling author of "Devil in the White City" turns his hand to a remarkable story set during Hitler's rise to power. The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history.

970.01 B

Bergreen, Laurence. Columbus : the four voyages. New York : Viking, 2011.
Prologue : October 1492 -- Discovery. Thirty-three days ; Son of Genoa ; Shipwreck ; "The people from the sky" -- Conquest. River of blood ; Rebellion ; Among the Taínos -- Interlude. The Columbian exchange -- Decadence. "A great roaring" ; Roldán's revolt ; "Send me back in chains" -- Recovery. El Alto Viaje ; Castaways in paradise ; February 29, 1504 -- Columbus Day. Christopher Columbus's 1492 voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a trading route to China, and his unexpected landfall in the Americas, is a watershed event in world history. Yet Columbus made three more voyages within the span of only a decade, each designed to demonstrate that he could sail to China within a matter of weeks and convert those he found there to Christianity. These later voyages were even more adventurous, violent, and ambiguous, but they revealed Columbus's uncanny sense of the sea, his mingled brilliance and delusion, and his superb navigational skills. In all these exploits he almost never lost a sailor. By their conclusion, however, Columbus was broken in body and spirit. If the first voyage illustrates the rewards of exploration, the latter voyages illustrate the tragic costs, political, moral, and economic. In this book the author re-creates each of these adventures as well as the historical background of Columbus's celebrated, controversial career.

973 S

Suri, Jeremi. Liberty's surest guardian : American nation-building from the founders to Obama. 1st Free Press hardcover ed. New York : Free Press, 2011.
The American nation-building creed -- Reconstruction after civil war -- reconstruction after empire -- Reconstruction after fascism -- reconstruction after Communist revolution -- Reconstruction after September 11 -- Conclusion : the future of nation-building.

973.01 R

Richter, Daniel K. Before the Revolution : America's ancient pasts. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011.
Prologue : layered pasts -- Progenitors -- Legacies of power from medieval North America -- Legacies of conquest from medieval Europe -- Conquistadores -- Crusades of the Christ-bearers to the Americas -- Crusades of the protestants to new worlds -- Traders -- Native Americans and the power of trade -- Epidemics, war, and the remapping of a continent -- Planters -- Searching for order in new and old England -- Planting patriarchy in New England and Virginia -- Dutch, French, Spanish, and English counterpoints -- Imperialists -- Monarchical power reborn -- Planters besieged -- Revolution, war, and a new transatlantic order -- Atlanteans -- Producing and consuming in an Atlantic empire -- People in motion, enslaved and free -- Contending for a continent -- Gloomy and dark days -- Epilogue : present pasts. An investigation of North American history in the seven centuries before the founding of the United States, looking at how the sequential cultural layers defined by people the author calls the progenitors, conquistadores, traders, planters, imperialists, and Atlanteans contributed to the society, culture, and politics of the U.S. as it emerged after the Revolutionary War.

973.84092 M c.2

Millard, Candice. Destiny of the Republic : a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2011.
James A. Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and an admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he fought the corrupt political establishment. Then, four months after his inauguration, a deranged office-seeker shot him in the back. But the shot didn't kill him. What happened subsequently is a powerful story of a nation in turmoil. The event shattered the fragile national mood of a country so recently fractured by civil war, and left the wounded president as the object of a bitter struggle for power--over his administration, over the nation's future, and over his medical care. A team of physicians administered shockingly archaic treatments, to disastrous effect. As his condition worsened, Garfield received help: Alexander Graham Bell worked around the clock to invent a new device to find the bullet.--From publisher description.

975.26 B

Baltimore '68 : riots and rebirth in an American city. Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2011.

975.5 S

Schermerhorn, Calvin, 1975-. Money over mastery, family over freedom : slavery in the antebellum upper

 

Fiction

FIC Bos MS

Bosch, Pseudonymous. The name of this book is secret. 1st pbk. ed. New York : Little Brown & Co., 2008, c2007.
Two eleven-year-old misfits try to solve the mystery of a dead magician and stop the evil Dr. L and Ms. Mauvais, who are searching for the secret of immortality.

FIC Carter YA

Carter, Caela. Me, him, them, and it. New York : Bloomsbury, 2013.
Playing the "bad girl" at school to get back at her feuding parents, sixteen-year-old Evelyn becomes pregnant and faces a difficult decision.

FIC Chb c.2

Chbosky, Stephen. The perks of being a wallflower. MTV Books/Gallery Books trade pbk. ed. New York : MTV Books/Gallery Books, 2012.
Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie is navigating through the strange worlds of love, drugs, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," and dealing with the loss of a good friend and his favorite aunt.

FIC Cooper MS

Cooper, Michelle, 1969-. The FitzOsbornes at war. 1st American ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2012.
"In this third installment to the Montmaray Journals, Sophie and her family come together to support the war effort during World War II, meanwhile fighting to protect their beloved Montmaray"--.

FIC Cor MS

Cormier, Robert. I am the cheese. [30th anniversary ed.]. New York : Knopf, 2007.
A young boy desperately tries to unlock his past yet knows he must hide those memories if he is to remain alive.

FIC Fit

Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940. The great Gatsby. New York, : Scribner, [1961, c1953].

FIC Fit c.2

Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940. The great Gatsby. Scribner trade pbk. ed. New York : Scribner, 2004, c1953.
Jay Gatsby had once loved beautiful, spoiled Daisy Buchanan, then lost her to a rich boy. Now, mysteriously wealthy, he is ready to risk everything to woo her back. This is the definitive, textually accurate edition of a classic of twentieth-century literature, The Great Gatsby. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan has been acclaimed by generations of readers; however the first edition contained a number of errors resulting from Fitzgerald's extensive revisions and a rushed production schedule.

FIC Har MS

Harrison, Lisi. Boys r us : a Clique novel. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2009.
Massie, hurt that friends have caught the eyes of boys she was interested in, hires actresses to pretend to be her new friends while Claire, who feels somehow responsible, makes a dramatic move to set things right.

FIC Jones

Jones, Sherry, 1961-. The jewel of Medina : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Beaufort Books :, c2008.
Set against the backdrop of seventh-century Arabia, a fictional portrait of A'isha, the child bride of the prophet Muhammad, describes how she battled religious persecution, jealousy, political rivals, and temptation to become Muhammad's trusted advisor.

FIC Kei

Keilson, Hans, 1909-2011. Life goes on : [a novel]. 1st American ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.
Follows Hans Selderson, a German Jew and decorated World War I veteran living in Germany and working as a textile merchant, and his family as they encounter troubles in the aftermath of the war. Based on the author's life.

FIC Mar YA

Marion, Isaac, 1981-. Warm bodies : a novel. Emily Bestler Books/Atria Paperback ed. New York, NY : Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 2012.
"R is having a no-life crisis--he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he is a little different from his fellow Dead. He may occasionally eat people, but he'd rather be riding abandoned airport escalators, listening to Sinatra in the cozy 747 he calls home, or collecting souvenirs from the ruins of civilization. And then he meets a girl. First as his captive, then his reluctant house guest, Julie is a blast of living color in R's gray landscape, and something inside him begins to bloom. He doesn't want to eat this girl--although she looks delicious--he wants to protect her. But their unlikely bond will cause ripples they can't imagine, and their hopeless world won't change without a fight."--from cover, p. [4].

FIC Mitchell

Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949. Gone with the wind. 75th anniversary ed. New York : Scribner, 2011.
After the Civil War sweeps away the genteel life to which she has been accustomed, Scarlett O'Hara sets about to salvage her plantation home.

FIC Pic MS

Picoult, Jodi, 1966-. Between the lines. 1st Simon Pulse/Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books hardcover ed. New York : Simon Pulse/Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 2012.
Told in their separate voices, sixteen-year-old Prince Oliver, who wants to break free of his fairy-tale existence, and fifteen-year-old Delilah, a loner obsessed with Prince Oliver and the book in which he exists, work together to seek his freedom.

FIC Schrank

Schrank, Ben. Love is a canoe. 1st ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2013.
Famous for his fifty-year-old self-help book on love and relationships, Peter engages in a passionless relationship after the death of his wife and questions the validity of his advice when an ambitious young editor launches a contest for struggling couples based on his book.

FIC Tru

Truong, Monique T. D. The book of salt. 1st Mariner books ed. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2004.
In Paris, in 1934, Binh has accompanied his employers, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, to the train station for their departure to America. His own destination is unclear: will he go with "the Steins," stay in France, or return to Vietnam? Binh fled his homeland in disgrace. For five years, he has been the live-in cook at the famous apartment at 27 Rue de Fleurus. Before Binh's decision is revealed, his narrative catapults us back to his youth in French-colonized Vietnam, his years as a galley hand at sea, and his days turning out fragrant repasts for the doyennes of the Lost Generation. He is a habitue of the Paris demimonde, an exile and an alien, a man of musings and memories, and, possibly, lies. Love is the prize that has eluded him, from his family to the men he has sought out, often at his peril.--From publisher description.

FIC Tyl

The tale of the Heike. New York : Viking, 2012.

FIC Was MS

Wasserman, Robin. Frozen. New York, NY : Simon Pulse, 2011.
"The Download was supposed to change the world. It was supposed to mean the end of aging, the end of death, the birth of a new humanity. But it wasn't supposed to happen to someone like Lia Kahn. And it wasn't supposed to ruin her life."--Cover.

FIC Was MS

Wasserman, Robin. Shattered. New York, NY : Simon Pulse, 2011.
"Before the accident, Lia Kahn was a lot of things: happy, loved, human ... alive. Now, six months after the crash that killed her, after being reborn, Lia has finally accepted her new reality. She is a machine, a mech, and she belongs with her own kind. It's a wild, carefree life, without rules and without fear."--Cover.

FIC Was MS

Wasserman, Robin. Torn. New York ; : Simon & Schuster Children's Pub., 2011, c2010.
Lia is back at home, pretending to be the perfect daughter, but she has become the public face of the mechs, devoting her life to convincing the world that she and others like her deserve to exist, until shocking truths are revealed, forcing her to make a life-changing decision.

FIC Was YA

Wasserman, Robin. The book of blood and shadow. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2012.
While working on a project translating letters from sixteenth-century Prague, high school senior Nora Kane discovers her best friend murdered with her boyfriend the apparent killer and is caught up in a dangerous web of secret societies and shadowy conspirators, all searching for a mysterious ancient device purported to allow direct communication with God.

FIC Zim

Zimmerman, David. Caring is creepy : a novel. New York : Soho Press, c2012.
Suspecting that her overworked nurse mother has been enmeshed in a boyfriend's petty criminal schemes, fifteen-year-old Lynn Marie engages in online flirtations and hides a troubled AWOL soldier in the storage space of her home.

PB

Brown, Rita Mae. Sour puss. New York : Bantam Books, 2006.

PB

Follett, Ken. The pillars of the earth. New York : Signet, [2010], c1989.
An epic of kings and peasants set in twelfth-century England juxtaposes the building of a magnificent church with the violence and treachery that often characterized the Middle Ages.

DVDs

DVD 791.43 Argo

Argo. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2013].
Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Scoot McNairy, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Kerry Bishé, Kyle Chandler, Chris Messina. On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants storm the American embassy in Tehran and capture dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal. There's a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escape and a mid-level CIA agent named Antonio Mendez devises an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them.

DVD 791.43 F

Full metal jacket. Film has been modified to fit screen. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2007.
Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lee Ermey, Dorian Harewood, Arliss Howard. "A superb enseble cast falls in for action in Stanley Kubrick's brilliant saga about the Vietnam War and the dehumanizing process that turns people into trained killers."--Container.

DVD 791.43 H

Heaven & earth. Widescreen version. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2004].
Tommy Lee Jones, Joan Chen, Haing S. Ngor, Hiep Thi Le. The true story of a man who fought, a woman who endured, and a love caught up in the war in Vietnam.

DVD 791.43 K

The kid stays in the picture. Widescreen version. Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, [2003], c2002.
Robert Evans ; archival footage: Francis Ford Coppola, Mia Farrow, Ernest Hemingway, Dustin Hoffman, Henry Kissinger, Ali MacGraw, Laurence Olivier, Roman Polanski. Legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans, the man behind such films as Rosemary's baby, Love story, Chinatown, and The Godfather - tells it like it is and was in Hollywood. Includes his appeal to the Board of Directors short film that saved Paramount Pictures in 1970. Also, includes archival interviews about Evans with stars and filmmakers. Includes an Evans gag reel.

DVD 791.43 P

The perks of being a wallflower. Santa Monica , Calif. : Summit Entertainment, 2013.
Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Kate Walsh, Paul Rudd, Dylan McDermott, Mae Whitman. A high school freshman, always watching from the sidelines, is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

DVD 791.43 S

Skyfall. Widescreen version. Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment :, [2013].
Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Lim Marlohe, Ben Whishaw, Judi Dench, Albert Finney. Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. When MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

DVD 791.43 W

We were soldiers. Widescreen version. Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, [2002].
Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Greg Kinnear, Sam Elliott, Chris Klein, Keri Russell, Barry Pepper, Don Duong, Ryan Hurst. Lt. Col. Hal Moore is the commander of the First Battalion, Seventh Cavalry. As part of the Pleiku Campaign of late 1965, Moore is assigned to action at Landing Zone X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley, an area known to be overrun by North Vietnamese troops and nicknamed "The Valley of Death." Moore soon finds himself and his men contained to an area about the size of a football field, surrounded by more than 2,000 enemy troops and engaged in the first major battle of the war. Heroism becomes the order of the day as the men refuse to yield, in spite of heavy losses of life.

DVD 959.704 H

Heart of darkness : the Vietnam War chronicles 1945-1975. Port Washington, NY : KOCH Vision, c2005.
Dominoes (1945-1964) -- American boys (1965-1966) -- LBJ's war (1966-1968) -- Dark days (1968-1970) -- Was it worth it? (1969-1972) -- Last man to die (1971-1975) -- In love and war (1964-1973). Narrated by Larry Miller. The Vietnam War claimed the lives of more than 58,000 Americans and nearly 6 million Vietnamese, Loatians, and Cambodians. Features rare footage from 1945-1975 and exclusive interviews in this in-depth 7-part series.

DVD 959.704 V

Vietnam : a television history. S. Burlington, VT : WGBH Video, [2004].
Narrator, Will Lyman. This is a multi-part series on the Vietnam conflict, covering the history of Indochina, the French wars, and United States involvement, using actual film footage from news and government archives.

 

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