See what’s new in the library! Obviously we can’t post every new book, DVD, CD or Audio Book that we get but we’ll try to put up a few interesting new items each month.
Un cuerpo extranamente envuelto en un pano inusual acaba de ser descubierto y se sospecha que la identidad es de Gail Shipton, estudiante de posgrado de ingenieria informatica, vista por ultima vez la noche anterior en un bar de moda en Cambridge. Al parecer fue asesinada pocas semanas antes del juicio por una demanda de $100.000.000 contra su ex gerente financiero. Ahora el medico forense Kay Scarpetta de Massachusetts, duda que sea una coincidencia. Tambien teme que el caso pueda tener una relacion con su sobrina Lucy, genio en informatica.
En Edilean, Virginia, Sara Shaw aguarda con impaciencia el día de su boda con el seductor Greg Anders. Pero apenas tres semanas antes de la ceremonia, Greg recibe una llamada telefónica en plena noche y se va sin dar ninguna explicación. Dos días después, Sara ve, azorada, que un hombre se cuela en su apartamento. El int ruso dice llamarse Mike Newland y asegura ser el hermano de su mejor amiga. En realidad, es un policía de incógnito y su misión consiste en valerse de Sara para localizar a una mujer que no solo es una de las delincuentes más buscadas de Estados Unidos– sino la madre del hombre con quien Sara pretende casarse. Aunque Newland siempre se ha esforzado por mantener en secreto los lazos que lo unen a Edilean, a medida que él y Sara van conociéndose mejor, no puede evitar compartir con esta algunos de sus secretos, secretos que no ha contado nunca a nadie.
Rani Patel, almost seventeen and living on remote Moloka’i island, is oppressed by the cultural norms of her Gujarati immigrant parents. But when Mark, an older man, draws her into new experiences, red flags abound.
The Rain in Portugal—a title that admits he’s not much of a rhymer—sheds Collins’s ironic light on such subjects as travel and art, cats and dogs, loneliness and love, beauty and death. His tones range from the whimsical to the elegiac. A student of the everyday, here Collins contemplates a weather vane, a still life painting, the calendar, and a child lost at a beach. His imaginative fabrications have Shakespeare flying comfortably in first class and Keith Richards supporting the globe on his head. By turns entertaining, engaging, and enlightening, The Rain in Portugal amounts to another chorus of poems from one of the most respected and familiar voices in the world of American poetry.
For August, running into a long-ago friend sets in motion resonant memories and transports her to a time and a place she thought she had mislaid: 1970s Brooklyn, where friendship was everything. August, Sylvia, Angela, and Gigi shared confidences as they ambled their neighborhood streets, a place where the girls believed that they were amazingly beautiful, brilliantly talented, with a future that belonged to them. But beneath the hopeful promise there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where grown men reached for innocent girls in dark hallways, where mothers disappeared, where fathers found religion, and where madness was a mere sunset away. Woodson heartbreakingly illuminates the formative period when a child meets adulthood — when precious innocence meets the all-too-real perils of growing up.
Nine men. Each of them at a different stage in life, each of them away from home, and each of them striving–in the suburbs of Prague, in an overdeveloped Alpine village, beside a Belgian motorway, in a dingy Cyprus hotel–to understand what it means to be alive, here and now. Tracing a dramatic arc from the spring of youth to the winter of old age, the ostensibly separate narratives of All That Man Is aggregate into a picture of a single shared existence, a picture that interrogates the state of modern manhood while bringing to life, unforgettably, the physical and emotional terrain of an increasingly globalized Europe. And so these nine lives form an ingenious and new kind of novel, in which David Szalay expertly plots a dark predicament for the twenty-first-century man.
Life seems perfect in Valley Farm, a quiet community in Northumberland. Then a shocking discovery shatters the silence. The owners of a big country house have employed a house-sitter to look after the place while they’re away. But he is found dead by the side of the lane into the valley. DI Vera Stanhope arrives on the scene with her detectives Holly and Joe. When they look round the attic of the big house, Vera finds the body of a second man. As Vera is drawn into the claustrophobic world of this increasingly strange community, she realizes that there may be deadly secrets trapped here.
Children of the New World introduces readers to a near-future world of social media implants, memory manufacturers, dangerously immersive virtual reality games, and alarmingly intuitive robots. Many of these characters live in a utopian future of instant connection and technological gratification that belies an unbridgeable human distance, while others inhabit a post-collapse landscape made primitive by disaster, which they must work to rebuild as we once did millennia ago. In “The Cartographers,” the main character works for a company that creates and sells virtual memories, while struggling to maintain a real-world relationship sabotaged by an addiction to his own creations. In “Saying Goodbye to Yang,” the robotic brother of an adopted Chinese child malfunctions, and only in his absence does the family realize how real a son he has become.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. This book features photos by the renowned Frank Ockenfels and veteran Broadway photographer, Joan Marcus; exclusive looks at notebooks and emails; interviews with Questlove, Stephen Sondheim, leading political commentators, and more than 50 people involved with the production; and multiple appearances by President Obama himself. The book does more than tell the surprising story of how a Broadway musical became a national phenomenon: It demonstrates that America has always been renewed by the brash upstarts and brilliant outsiders, the men and women who don’t throw away their shot.
Much more than a player’s guide, The Unofficial Pokémon Go Tracker’s Guide reveals over 100 of the weirdest and most wonderful places Pokémon appear across the planet — from the Pentagon to Iceland’s Westfjords to Frankenstein Castle. With more than 150 pages of tips and secrets for tracking Pokémon in strange, creepy, and famous places around the world, you’ll learn which exotic places are rife with PokéStops, gyms, and rare Pokémon sightings.