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  • Missing You

    Missing You

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Harlan Coben
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Dutton Adult (2014, Mar 18th).
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    From #1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben, a heart-pounding thriller about the ties we have to our past...and the lies that bind us together.   It's a profile, like all the others on the online dating site. But as NYPD Detective Kat Donovan focuses on the accompanying picture, she feels her whole world explode, as emotions she’s ignored for decades come crashing down on her. Staring back at her is her ex-fiancé Jeff, the man who shattered her heart—and who she hasn’t seen in 18 years. Kat feels a spark, wondering if this might be the moment when past tragedies recede and a new world opens up to her.  But when she reaches out to the man in the profile, her reawakened hope quickly darkens into suspicion and then terror as an unspeakable conspiracy comes to light, in which monsters prey upon the most vulnerable. more

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  • My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag . . . and Other Things You Can't Ask Martha

    My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag . . . and Other Things You Can't Ask Martha

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jolie Kerr
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Plume (2014, Feb 25th).
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    “Wise and funny. . . . The Lorrie Moore short story, or the Tina Fey memoir, of cleaning tutorials.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times   “Thrillingly titled. . . . For a generation overwhelmed not just by dust bunnies, but by bong water on the carpet, pee stains on the ceiling and vomit seemingly everywhere, Jolie Kerr dispenses cleaning advice free of judgment. . . . A Mrs. Beeton for the postcollege set.” —Penelope Green, The New York Times   “Jolie Kerr really cuts through the grease and grime with her new book. I do what she tells me to do.” —Amy Sedaris   The author of the hit column “Ask a Clean Person” offers a hilarious and practical guide to cleaning up life’s little emergencies   Life is filled with spills, odors, and those oh-so embarrassing stains you just can’t tell your parents about. more

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  • NYPD Red 2

    NYPD Red 2

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   James Patterson
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Little, Brown and Company (2014, Mar 24th).
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    When NYPD Red arrives at a crime scene, everyone takes notice. Known as the protectors of the rich, famous, and connected, NYPD Red is the elite task force called in only for New York City's most high-profile crimes. And Detective Zach Jordan is the best of the best, a brilliant and relentless pursuer of justice. He puts professionalism above all, ignoring his feelings for his partner, Detective Kylie MacDonald, the woman who broke his heart when they first met in the academy. But even with their top-notch training, Zach and Kylie aren't prepared for what they see when they're called to a crime scene in the heart of Central Park. They arrive to find a carousel spinning round and round, its painted horses grinning eerily in the early morning dark. There is only one rider: a brutally slaughtered woman, her body tied up and dressed in a Hazmat suit, on display for the world to see. more

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  • Story of the Jews,

    Story of the Jews,

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Simon Schama
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Ecco (2014, Mar 18th).
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    In this magnificently illustrated cultural history—the tie-in to the PBS and BBC series The Story of the Jews—Simon Schama details the story of the Jewish experience, tracing it across three millennia, from their beginnings as an ancient tribal people to the opening of the New World in 1492 to the modern day.It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds.It spans the millennia and the continents—from India to Andalusia and from the bazaars of Cairo to the streets of Oxford. It takes you to unimagined places: to a Jewish kingdom in the mountains of southern Arabia; a Syrian synagogue glowing with radiant wall paintings; the palm groves of the Jewish dead in the Roman catacombs. more

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  • Words of Radiance

    Words of Radiance

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Brandon Sanderson
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Tor Books; 1 edition (2014, Mar 4th).
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    Brandon Sanderson's The Stormlight Archive sequence began in 2010 with the New York Times bestseller The Way of Kings. Now, the eagerly anticipated Words of Radiance continues the epic story and answers many of your questions.Six years ago, the Assassin in White, a hireling of the inscrutable Parshendi, assassinated the Alethi king on the very night a treaty between men and Parshendi was being celebrated. So began the Vengeance Pact among the highprinces of Alethkar and the War of Reckoning against the Parshendi. Now the Assassin is active again, murdering rulers all over the world of Roshar, using his baffling powers to thwart every bodyguard and elude all pursuers. Among his prime targets is Highprince Dalinar, widely considered the power behind the Alethi throne. more

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  • The Ecstasy of Surrender: 12 Surprising Ways Letting Go Can Empower Your Life

    The Ecstasy of Surrender: 12 Surprising Ways Letting Go Can Empower Your Life

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Judith Orloff
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Harmony (2014, Apr 1st).
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    Are you longing for your life to be easier and more fun? Would you like to stop pushing, micromanaging, and forcing things so you can relax? What if you could enjoy what you have instead of always lusting for “more”? What if you could live in “the zone,” propelled by powerful currents toward the right people and opportunities? What if you could stop worrying about money and live with more emotional ease in the moment? If you answer “yes” to all these questions and desire lasting positive change, then prepare to experience the ecstasy of surrender.      The art of letting go, Dr. Judith Orloff explains, is the secret key to manifesting power and success in all areas of  life, including work, relationships, sexuality, radiant aging, and health and healing. more

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  • The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind

    The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Michio Kaku
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Doubleday (2014, Feb 25th).
    Pages:   352

    The New York Times Book Review - Adam Frank Kaku thinks with great breadth, and the vistas he presents us are worth the trip even if some of them turn out to be only dreamscapes. Publishers Weekly12/16/2013 In this expansive, illuminating journey through the mind, theoretical physicist Kaku (Physics of the Future) explores fantastical realms of science fiction that may soon become our reality. His futurist framework merges physics with neuroscience to model how our brains construct the future, and is loosely applied to demonstrations that "show proof-of-principle" in accomplishing what was previously fictional: that minds can be read, memories can be digitally stored, and intelligences can be improved to great extents. more

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  • The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel

    The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Gabrielle Zevin
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Algonquin Books (2014, Apr 1st).
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    We are not quite novels.We are not quite short stories.In the end, we are collected works.A. J. Fikry's life is not at all what he expected it to be. His wife has died; his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history; and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. Slowly but surely, he is isolating himself from all the people of Alice Island--from Chief Lambiase, the well-intentioned police officer who’s always felt kindly toward him; from Ismay, his sister-in-law, who is hell-bent on saving A.J. from his dreary self; from Amelia, the lovely and idealistic (if eccentric) Knightley Press sales rep who persists in taking the ferry to Alice Island, refusing to be deterred by A.J.’s bad attitude. more

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  • Be Careful What You Wish For

    Be Careful What You Wish For

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jeffrey Archer
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   St. Martin's Press (2014, Mar 11th).
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    Bestselling author Jeffrey Archer's Be Careful What You Wish For opens with Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rushing to hospital to learn the fate of their son Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. But who died, Sebastian or his best friend Bruno?When Ross Buchanan is forced to resign as chairman of the Barrington Shipping Company, Emma Clifton wants to replace him. But Don Pedro Martinez intends to install his puppet, the egregious Major Alex Fisher, in order to destroy the Barrington family firm just as the company plans to build its new luxury liner, the MV Buckingham.Back in London, Harry and Emma’s adopted daughter wins a scholarship to the Slade Academy of Art where she falls in love with a fellow student, Clive Bingham, who asks her to marry him. more

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  • Raising Steam

    Raising Steam

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Terry Pratchett
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Doubleday (2014, Mar 25th).
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    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERSteam is rising over Discworld, driven by Mister Simnel, the man with a flat cap and a sliding rule. He has produced a great clanging monster of a machine that harnesses the power of all of the elements—earth, air, fire, and water—and it’s soon drawing astonished crowds.      To the consternation of Ankh-Morpork’s formidable Patrician, Lord Vetinari, no one is in charge of this new invention. This needs to be rectified, and who better than the man he has already appointed master of the Post Office, the Mint, and the Royal Bank: Moist von Lipwig. Moist is not a man who enjoys hard work—unless it is dependent on words, which are not very heavy and don’t always need greasing. more

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